The Bizarro World
The term “Bizarro World“, or Htrae (“Earth” from back to front), is an imaginary planet that was born in a comic book back in the ’60’s but was resuscitated by none other than Seinfeld. The Bizarro World is our opposite world where good is bad, up is down, back is front…and terrorist are pacifists.
Reading through some of President Rouhani’s tweets lately made me think that he had temporarily moved to the Bizarro World under a new name, Inahour, and is trying to take us there with him. Although his wishes to present a positive force for change in Iran is admirable, trying to reposition Iran which has been and is still connected to terrorism globally as a symbol of pacifism comes off as a satirical comedy.
Bizarro Free Syria!
Iran is undisputedly the foreign power most involved in the Syrian civil war: Tehran supports Assad militarily, economically and politically with Hezbollah and Iranian troops on Syrian ground, a steady air-convoy of arms to Damascus and billions of dollars in bank guarantees.
But in Bizarro World, Iran was, is and never will be involved in the Syrian civil war. Here are a couple of quotes straight from the Bizarro World capital, Narhet:
Deeming accusations of Iran’s involvement through Hezbollah as “preposterous”, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (or Firaz, as he would be called in the Bizarro World) fred Iran of any involvement by simply stating “We are not sending people (to Syria), Hezbollah has made its own decision“.
It’s as if all those Iranian and Hezbollah troops in Syria suddenly seized to exist…as if all those shipment of arms were magically deleted…as if all those Syrian victims by Iranian subversion miraculously had come back to life.
Bizarro Peaceful Terrorism!
Iran’s link to terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas is also undisputed: Iran has been funding, recruiting and training terrorist troops for decades and were Iran to stop doing so, Hezbollah and Hamas would probably fracture into disintegration. But Iran’s link with terrorism is not only through proxy organizations: As can be read in my earlier posts, its elite Quds forces are operational globally and are covered in the blood of civilians.
And yet, in Bizarro World, Iran has no ties with terrorism…at all. It’s as if all the money that is funding terrorist organizations and none of the terrorists attacks outlined in this blog (or even this blog at all) ever existed.
And even if there had been a tie between Tehran and Hezbollah in the real world, in Bizarro World, the ties between Narhet and Hallobzeh is nearly non-existent.
With Rouhanis’ WAVE initiative at the forefront, anyone in the Bizarro World might actually believe that Tehran is really and truly disconnected from any form of terrorism and has been disconnected for a while.
The families of the victims of Tehran –backed terrorism must feel relieved to know that their murdered family members are alive and well…in a Bizarro World.