Lets cut through the crap. There are at least a thousand articles Â about Ahmadinejads performance at the UN, about accusing the US, the CIA and GWB of Â every crime in the world, including that ‘9/11 was an inside job’, and a whole lot of other trufer nonsense. What’s problematic about it, is of course that a lie repeated often enough, resonates with some people and takes on a life of its own.
But what did he really say?
Here, from his speech:
Ahmadinejad repeatedly called upon the US and world leaders to submit to Islam. He cannot think in any other terms. Read the speech carefully. All of it amounts to the same thing.
Ahmadinejad Rant Deals Major Blow to ‘Obama Doctrine’
Not that there ever was one to begin with:
David A. Patten/Newsmax
The bizarre U.N. rant alleging a 9/11 conspiracy by Iranian strongman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, delivered from the same podium where President Obama had just hours before extended yet another of olive branch of diplomacy toward the rogue Persian regime, marks the most devastating setback yet in the administration’s campaign of global engagement, foreign-policy experts say.
A host of nations joined America in walking out on Ahmadinejad’s tirade — including the 27 European Union states, Australia, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.
Ahmadinejad Suggests 9/11 Was U.S. Plot to “Save Zionism”
“The majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view,” Ahmadinejad said.
- Ahmadinejad suggests 9/11 attacks were intended to “save Zionist regime”
- Iranian leader, who backs Hamas, Hezbollah, proposes conference on terrorism
- Obama says Iran cannot demonstrate its nuclear program is peaceful
Ahmadinejad calls Obama reaction to 9/11 comments ‘amateurish and insulting’
“We should not allow this incident to be turned into another holy and untouchable issue,” Ahmadinejad said – a reference to the Holocaust, which the Iranian president considers a pretext for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.
“The U.S. cannot raise a claim and issue a one-sided verdict, and based upon that, dictate its policies to other countries and accuse any state opposing the U.S. version of terrorism,” he added.
Ahmadinejad saidÂ during a news conference on Friday that his remarks at the General Assembly were not meant to hurt the feelings of Americans, but rather to show that the U.S. government had used the tragedy to kill “tens of thousands of people in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Asked whether he should apologize for the remarks, Ahmadinejad shot back: “Why should the statements be perceived negatively? We have expressed our sympathies to those killed on September 11.Â We must now find the root causes.”
Yep. The famous “root causes”. We all know what they are. Â (Read the whole thing from Haaretz)
Pamela has more:
Wolf in cheap clothing:
It was a strange week for the loony strongman from Iran.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s six nights in New York featured a secret sit-down with militant minister Louis Farrakhan, heckling in a hotel bar, and a fear of being rubbed out that bordered on paranoia.
The stinker from Iran has a reputation for never changing his socks……