Here is a story of fascinating interest as we watch rank and file members of the world’s nuttiest regimes and socialist bastions mourn the late Hugo Chavez. Of course everyone is now aware that this communist dictator has went on to his eternal fate, wherever that may be for a guy of his ilk. This post, however, focuses on just how wacky parts of the world are. It seems that some of Iran’s ruling clerics are none too please that sitting president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was caught hugging the wife of the late dictator in a photo. The clerics consider that a major faux pax in their version of th Islamic faith and it must have sent them off the camel dung eating wagon. The clerics, after picking themselves up off the floor, issued the following statement. “No unrelated women can be touched unless she is drowning at sea or needs medical treatment,” Hojat al-Islam Hossein Ibrahimi, a cleric at the Society of Militant Clergy, said, according to Iran’s Al-Monitor.
Now, upon hearing of this dreadful sin, Ahmadinejad’s handlers quickly said the photo was a print shop fake. Not sure if the clerics back home will be believing that one but for Mahmoud sake he had better hope so. That bunch has been known to lop a head or two off in their time you know. Anyway, is it any wonder no peace can be made with the likes of this bunch? How do you deal with a country with such firmly held beliefs? Oh that’s right, if you are the Obama Administration you keep issuing strongly worded condemnations of their actions and pretend that everything will be all right.