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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Canada and Iranium

*cross-posted from Assoluta Tranquillita*

Iranium is the title of a documentary that the Iranian government does not want any of us to see. Iranium reports on the many aspects of the threat America and the world now faces from a nuclear Iran.

The original screening of this movie in Ottawa was postponed after threats of protest and complaints from the Iranian government against the film.

Yes, the Iranium government does not want anybody to understand the magnitude of the threat of fully armed nuclear Iran. Imagine that!

From a National Post article:

Ottawa’s Free Thinking Film Society will screen a controversial film about Iran’s nuclear weapons program at the National Archives in February despite Tehran’s recent efforts to block it, organizers announced on Friday.

Library and Archives Canada canceled the original screening of Iranium on Tuesday after receiving threats of protests and complaints from the Iranian government against the film, which calls Iran a nuclear and terrorist threat. The move was met with public outcry and an impassioned reaction from Heritage Minister James Moore, who instructed the arm’s length agency to reschedule the event and stressed that the Harper government would not let Iran “dictate” what films can and cannot be shown in Canada. Foreign Affairs sent a diplomatic note to Tehran on Wednesday, stressing Canada’s commitment to free speech.

The 60-minute documentary will be screened Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Library and Archives Canada theatre, with advance tickets on sale for $15.00. [emphasis mine] Clare Lopez, a Washington D.C. based senior fellow at the Centre for Security Policy who is interviewed in the Raphael Shore film, will fly back to Ottawa to speak after the screening. She was scheduled to appear at the original event Tuesday and, upon return to her Ottawa hotel room, posted a statement on YouTube in which she decries the Library’s move as a “victory for tyranny.” She then delivers a 14 minute talk about the film and the Iranian regime...(read more here)

(Both clips and more commentary available here)

ANYbody who does not understand the threat that the Iranian despotic leadership poses to the rest of us needs to educate themselves. This movie is a good primer.

Pay attention.