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Websites that changed the world? Bestest best of the web? What have you done for me today, sugar? Aug 13, 2006 — TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's president [Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] has launched a Web log, using his first entry to recount his poor upbringing and ask visitors to the site if they think the United States and Israel want to start a new world war. "Do you think that the US and Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another word war" ...word war?
posted by taosbat (40 comments total)

 
I also write my blog with paper and pen.
posted by cillit bang at 12:20 PM on August 13, 2006


Fahkhedd Kamelsahd kisses you.
posted by quonsar at 12:30 PM on August 13, 2006


Strange that even the english text is right-justified.
posted by odinsdream at 12:30 PM on August 13, 2006


I can't find this "word war" thing you're talking about.
posted by jessamyn at 12:32 PM on August 13, 2006


ABC:But he admitted his opening blog, which runs to more than 2,300 words in the English version, was too long.

Blog:With hope in God, I intend to wholeheartedly complete my talk in future with allotted fifteen minutes.

is it just me, or is he riffing Warhol?
posted by owhydididoit at 12:39 PM on August 13, 2006


I dunno, but the only blog cliche bigger than "sorry this post is so long" is "sorry I haven't updated this blog in awhile". Maybe we'll get that one soon.

Is there a Farsi version of this, or is it English only? That would be quite interesting.
posted by Nelson at 12:42 PM on August 13, 2006


Hi jessamyn: In the poll at the top left it says word war.
posted by taosbat at 12:42 PM on August 13, 2006


All I see in the top left is Farsi.
posted by jessamyn at 12:45 PM on August 13, 2006


Can anyone hook Siniora and Nasrallah (along with Bush and Olmert) up with internet connections and blogspot accounts, I'd love to hear a some good ol fashioned blogosphere back and forths...
posted by stratastar at 12:49 PM on August 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


When I clicked the little flags toward the upper right I either got Farsi, Arabic, English or a server error. The French one doesn't seem to work.
posted by taosbat at 12:52 PM on August 13, 2006



posted by Plutor at 12:55 PM on August 13, 2006


Oh Almighty God, please, we beg you to send us our Guardian

Sounds like they're having newspaper delivery problems. (And didn't you just know they'd be Guardian subscribers.)
posted by pracowity at 12:59 PM on August 13, 2006 [1 favorite]


'You're mocking me aren't you?'
posted by feelinglistless at 1:02 PM on August 13, 2006


Only gently and in good humor, feelinglistless.
posted by taosbat at 1:04 PM on August 13, 2006


Can't wait to read his Aug 22nd post!
posted by photoslob at 1:14 PM on August 13, 2006


I can't wait until he takes the quiz which tells him which Sex and the City character he is most like. I see a Charolette...
posted by geoff. at 1:47 PM on August 13, 2006


By mentioning "God" so much, I don't think Ahmadinejad is helping his cause amongst "progressives". Best I can tell they kind of tune out when the "OG" gets referenced. Stick Darwin fish on their hybrids...that sort of thing.
posted by dsquid at 1:55 PM on August 13, 2006


Server Error in '/' Application.
Server Too Busy
...

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2032; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2032


Nice going, microsoft!
posted by delmoi at 2:04 PM on August 13, 2006


wtf no blogroll?

asshole.
posted by tsarfan at 2:05 PM on August 13, 2006


Find text: israel
Not found

posted by Silky Slim at 2:15 PM on August 13, 2006


"Sunday, Aug. 13: Saw a shooting star, wished for Israel to be destroyed in a fiery hell. Later learned that it was from the Perseids, which sounds like Persia -- what do you think, does that mean extra luck or what? Drop me a line. GTG. Mahmoud."
posted by Krrrlson at 2:17 PM on August 13, 2006


I want to see a George Bush Jr. blog. Written by himself, not a ghostwriter. I think it would be teh funnies, although also frightening.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:47 PM on August 13, 2006


I wonder what he'll be saying on August 22nd.
posted by homunculus at 2:52 PM on August 13, 2006


Mood: holy-warlike
Friends: Syria, Hezbollah...
posted by clevershark at 2:56 PM on August 13, 2006


Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2032; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2032

Where do you want to go today?
posted by clevershark at 2:57 PM on August 13, 2006


And, at the same time:

Iranian authorities are stepping up arrests and pressure on popular bloggers as part of a wider Internet clampdown launched after hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president last year, ending years of freewheeling Web access that once made Iran among the most vibrant online locales in the Middle East.

Guess he doesn't like the competition.
posted by blahblahblah at 3:08 PM on August 13, 2006


During these 8 years, Saddam fought with us and also with his own people. He bombarded our cities with chemical weapons provided by the Western powers and also Iraqi villages and towns. During the whole period of war, while Saddam was bombarding our cities, Islamic Republic of Iran, obeying the laws of Islam and humanitarian principles, never attacked cities and limited the war with the army of Iraq in the battlefield. It is sad, that even this humane attitude of Islamic Republic didn’t impress those who at world stage watched the war at that time.

Is this possibly true?
posted by Navelgazer at 3:08 PM on August 13, 2006


Is this possibly true?

No.

Iraq fired 361 'Scud Bs' at Iran from 1982 to 1988 and about 160 al-Hussein's at Tehran in early 1988. In contrast, Iran fired 117 'Scuds' throughout the war, including perhaps 60 fired at Baghdad.
posted by blahblahblah at 3:23 PM on August 13, 2006


Yeah. That's about what I thought. Thanks, blahblahblah.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:03 PM on August 13, 2006


He's right, though: his post really was way too long. But just wait, he'll get into it. In a few weeks, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran is going to be posting pictures of his cat.

"In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate,

Your Divine Messenger, Mr Whiskers (PBUH), is so cute. I mean, seriously.

[IMG]"

Um. Either way. I'm going to be bookmarking this. Just the mere idea of the existence of this blog is very interesting.
posted by blacklite at 4:36 PM on August 13, 2006


According to Megaphone, Iran is now exporting terror ON THE INTERNET. Reckon it tries to sneak something into your computer if you connect from an Israeli IP address.
posted by Wataki at 5:04 PM on August 13, 2006


blacklite writes "He's right, though: his post really was way too long. But just wait, he'll get into it. In a few weeks, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran is going to be posting pictures of his cat."

Yeah, and, "OK, you lame-o link spammers and Freepers, you forced me to shut off comments. Speaking of infidels, which newsbabe is hotter: Soledad O'Brien or Norah O'Donnell? I can't decide! I'm flipping through the satellite channels, all 679 of them, and there's nothing at all on. I'm bored ... Hey, did you all hear about that guy who tattooed the name of a website on his forehead for money? Crazy shit ..."
posted by krinklyfig at 5:11 PM on August 13, 2006


Wataki writes "According to Megaphone, Iran is now exporting terror ON THE INTERNET. Reckon it tries to sneak something into your computer if you connect from an Israeli IP address."

Interesting -- although if true it sounds more like the guy just being a prick. Which, frankly, was already known.

Can anyone confirm this?
posted by clevershark at 6:08 PM on August 13, 2006


Pfft, C-lister. I'm waiting for the Ayatollah's blog.
posted by Jimbob at 6:17 PM on August 13, 2006


Iran is now exporting its terror online. The blog of the Iranian president attempts to infect the computers of Israeli visitors with viruses.
...

Want to check this out yourself? Unless you are a security expert, don’t. If you understand the risk, and want to see for yourself, go to www.ahmadinejad.ir and click on www.khamenei.ir. We're not sure whether the exploit happens for non-Israeli addresses, so please tell us. Anyway, make sure all your defenses are up before you enter!


I clicked www.khamenei.ir and all I got was the Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei official website...with a choice between Parsi and English.

The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei...
posted by taosbat at 6:28 PM on August 13, 2006


His online poll doesn't appear to agree with him much.
Do you think that the US and Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another word war?
No 93%
Yes 7%

posted by Count Ziggurat at 7:29 PM on August 13, 2006


"The people’s faith and devotion to Islam was the main reason that they became ready to face bloodthirsty shah with his brutal and savage torture and encounter his death squad."

This is classic enemy psychology, and the reason they will never be peace in our time. They are always "bloodthirsty" and "brutal," but God is on your side, your side of course being "the people". You just wish for a real Snidely Whiplash for once, someone unabashedly nasty to those he knows are on the side of all that is Good. Or was that Saddam Hussein's heavy burden all along, both against Iran and the Kurds, the horrible secular sin-eater he was?
posted by eegphalanges at 7:46 PM on August 13, 2006


Here's another report of a viral infection attempt.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 9:49 AM on August 14, 2006


Hi SCDB, that's not really another report, it's a repeat of the one at giyus.org.

Still, I wonder what's going on with these web sites. I'm getting a "server not found" message for www.khamenei.ir. A few hours ago, ahmadinejad.ir/ was replaced by something entirely different and all in Arabic or Farsi. Now it's back to the blog. I can only get to the main page right now, the direct link to the full blog post returns a 404. Yup, I wonder what's up?
posted by taosbat at 10:04 AM on August 14, 2006


Google news doesn't have anything that would indicate this is either a hoax or malicious web site.
posted by taosbat at 10:22 AM on August 14, 2006


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