Two peas in a pod, right?
Read this story by Amir Taheri about the joint Ahmadinejad/Chavez projects to “underline the kinship of the left and revolutionary Islam”.
At first all was well. America was denounced in unison. Iran was told they had every right to develop nukes. The Guevaristas were happy that the Iranians praised Che as “a fighter for universal justice.”
Then the proverbial sh** hit the fan:
Hajj Saeed Qassemi, whose title is “coordinator of the Association of Volunteers for Suicide-Martyrdom.” Praising the late “Che” as “a true revolutionary who made the American Great Satan tremble,” he “revealed” that Guevara had been “a truly religious man who believed in God and hated communism and the Soviet Union.”
Che’s daughter was there. An honored guest and all and she knew the truth. Eventually you start getting Islamists and the left together there is going to be some truth telling. God and Atheism have a hard time coexisting in the hearts of revolutionaries.
Demanding the right to respond, Aleida Guevara told the conference that Qassemi’s claim might be based on a bad translation: “My father never mentioned God,” she said as the hall sighed in chagrined disbelief. “He never met God.”
The remarks caused a commotion amid which Aleida and her brother were whisked away, led into a car and driven to their hotel under escort.
Read the rest and watch the eventual fall.