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Ahmadinejad’s Strange U.N Speech

The Iranian leader went a different route yesterday

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Fighting in Syria Yesterday Kills 300(CBC)

For seven years running, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speeches to the United Nations have been a spectacle. The inveighing and the provoking. Mere city blocks from Ground Zero, Ahmadinejad has whispered conspiracy about American involvement in the September 11th attacks and also used the forum to deny Israel’s right to exist. Last year, in something of a ritual 27 delegations walked out of his speech.

Upon his arrival in New York, there were signals that the Iranian leader’s eighth and final speech to the United Nations would be something of a hate-fueled swan song.

“Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen Mr. Ahmadinejad once again use his trip to the U.N. not to address the legitimate aspirations of the Iranian people, but to instead spout paranoid theories and repulsive slurs against Israel,” said Erin Pelton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

Earlier this week, right on cue it seemed, Ahmadinejad said that Israel “has no roots” in the Middle East and constitutes an unnatural colonial imposition. But when he took to the podium yesterday–with Canada, the United States, and Israel already absent–the Iranian leader took a different route.

In a long-winded bluster, he spoke about a “new world order” where major powers were gone, leaving most of the normal fury out and incorporating different themes such as philosophy and religion, including the abuse of the image of women.

“Woman’s sublime role as heavenly being has been abused,” he said, by the “moneyed powers” that now rule the world but that would be overcome under his new world order.

Yes, he did reproach “uncivilized Zionists” for “threatening military action against our great country,” but he also did not mention his country’s nuclear program or the international campaign to stop it. In the coming days, it’s likely we’ll see some analysis of why his tune seemingly changed from broadly defiant to oddly philosophical.

What seems more worth nothing is that while he spoke in Turtle Bay, the uprising in Syria raged on, suffering its bloodiest day in the eighteen-month-long conflagration with over 300 people (mostly civilians) killed, many with Iranian weapons.

Ahmadinejad says Israel has “no roots” in Middle East [Fox]
U.S. Walks Out of Speech After 9/11 Conspiracy Theories [HuffPo]
Iran’s Ahmadinejad touts ‘new world order’ not led by ‘arrogant’ powers [CSM]

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stannadel says:

And just who do we think Ahmadinejad was referring to as the “money powers” if not Jews?

Mehrnaz says:

What makes you think that, I wonder?! Do YOU believe Jews are money powers? Some are, many of whom are in AIPAC, running the US Congress, but the majority are like all the other mortal souls.

Beatrix17 says:

No, the believes an idiot like Ahmadinejad thinks we all have money. Just as an idiot like you believes in the supernatural Jewish powers of AIPAC, a well run pro-Israel lobby, whose opinions are at least respected and whose supporters are rumored to be primarily Christian.

Mehrnaz says:

:))) Psychotic musings again, like your dear leader, ha? Ahmadi-Nedjad doesn’t think all Jews are money powers. This is called projection. Go get therapy :)

stannadel says:

No; I don’t believe that, but it has been a standard theme of Jew haters for a thousand years.

Beatrix17 says:

My “dear” leader is Obama. And referring to Jews as “money powers” isn’t projection, it’s many century’s old stereotyping. Just like the “power” of theJews and Jewish organizations is stereotyping. This is all new to you? Geez.

Mehrnaz says:

I know, Stan, but it is important not to assume that this is the position of everyone. I certainly don’t think that, neither does Ahmadi-Nedjad from what I have heard him say. There is a distinction between Judaism and Zionism. Zionism is ultimately anti-semitic and breeds anti-Semitism.

Mehrnaz says:

Ahmadi-Nedjad has never said Jews have a lot of money! You are saying it :) AIPAC’s work is well-recongised. Who are you fooling? This is projection too, you know ;)

Mehrnaz says:

Good that your “dear’ is Obama. Referring to Jews as money powers is a centuries old stereotyping, but it doesn’t mean everyone believes that, It is stereotyping to believe anyone who is opposed to Zionism and defends the rights of Palestinians is anti-Semitic. Wise up!

Mehrnaz says:

Good that your “dear’ is Obama. Referring to Jews as money powers is a centuries old stereotyping, but it doesn’t mean everyone believes that, It is stereotyping to believe those who are opposed to Zionism and defends the rights of Palestinians is anti-Semitic. Wise up! And here the discussion is not about Jewish organisations (another stereotyping on your part), it is about a powerful monied Jewish lobby which has has virtually bought the Congress! AIPAC does not even represent the majority of the Jews in the US, their power and influence reside in their money. Many of its supporters are not Jewish, they are bought congressmen, politicians and Christian Zionists!

Beatrix17 says:

There’s nothing good about Obama being my leader. I
support Romney. But there is something good about my Heritage, which
is Jewish, and I take great pride in the miracle of Israel being
reborn and the 4,000 years of history that’s part of my heritage and
that led to that rebirth. This is not the place to argue about the
Palestinians, but I believe that they are in the wrong and that any
attack on Israel is an attack on me and every other Jew. I even
defend Jews who don’t have the brains or perhaps the maturity to take
pride in their heritage

Beatrix17 says:

I belong to AIPAC and I’m not rich. I don’t know or care how many other Jews they represent, but they definitely represent me.

Beatrix17 says:

I also resent “:guests” allowed to come on here and attack people who are honest and who share at least some of their identity. Does the magazine have any idea who “guest” is?

Mehrnaz says:

Well, I do care, and perhaps you should too.

Mehrnaz says:

:)) That says it all :)

Beatrix17, The guest is me, Mehrnaz! I don’t know why it is showing me as “guest”.

Beatrix17, The guest is me, Mehrnaz! I don’t know why it is showing me as “guest”.

Mehrnaz says:

Beatrix17, The guest is me, Mehrnaz! I don’t know why it is showing me as “guest”. And who attacked you?! What in what I said was a personal attack on you, anyone else, or Jewish people?! Your behaviour is a good example of what is taking our world into a catastrophic war.

Mehrnaz says:

Beatrix17, The guest is me, Mehrnaz! I don’t know why it is showing me as “guest”. And who attacked you?! What in what I said was a personal attack on you, anyone else, or Jewish people?! Your behaviour is a good example of what is taking our world into a catastrophic war.

Mehrnaz says:

:)) That says it all :) “This is not the place to argue about the Palestinians”! “but I believe that they are in the wrong”! You explained it very well indeed!! Thank you, i couldn’t have done it better myself!

Mehrnaz says:

:)) That says it all :) “This is not the place to argue about the Palestinians”! “but I believe that they are in the wrong”! You explained it very well indeed!! Thank you, i couldn’t have done it better myself!

Beatrix17 says:

Mehrnaz, I realized it
must be you. First it would quote you as Mehrnaz than as Guest. You
probably started out as Guest, then realized we weren’t that scary
and decided to make yourself known.

As for AIPAC, we know who
runs the organization and I know its members are Americans,
Christians and Jews who support Israel. And I know it’s respected
the same as you do. As you admit, people in congress listen to them.

Since Israel is an
established nation, Zionism no longer needs to exist. We are simply
American Jews whose heritage is Israeli. You cannot attack our
heritage and not attack us as Jews. You seem to be trying to find
out what propaganda is acceptable, and I have to tell you that none
of it is.

Iranians on line who want
to get rid of Amadinejad and make Iran free, never seem to attack
either Jews or Israel.

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