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October 15, 2008

Ahmadinejad Echoes Chavez Celebrating End of Capitalism

But for very different reasons.

Iranian leaders tout world financial crisis as evidence of the collapse of capitalism while noting communism already had it's comeuppance.

Let's see. Communism = gone. Capitalism = going.

Whatever could they think would be the one true replacement?

Iranian leaders say the world financial crisis indicates the end of capitalism, the failure of liberal democracy and divine punishment -- marking the superiority of the Islamic republic's political model.

"The school of Marxism has collapsed and the sound of the West's cracking liberal democracy is now being heard," supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday, recalling the fate of the Soviet Union.

Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is backed by Khamenei, said on Tuesday that "it is the end of capitalism."


That's not quite the same story offered up by Hugo the Large.


Guess this means Iran won't be invited to join the new Russo-Venezuelan Oil Bank thingy.

[story via Hot Air headlines]


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