Unhinged in Iran

Rogue nation's president takes his hate-filled act on the road again

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Ah, autumn. Football fans are settling in. Leaves change color.

And the utterly delusional president of Iran again takes the stage at the United Nations.

Why? Why in heaven’s name is anyone giving unhinged leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the time of day, much less offering him a bully pulpit to spout off his anti-Semitic, anti-Western tripe?

He was serving up his swill as recently as Monday, before the opening of the U.N. session, again slagging on Israel: “We don’t even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated.”

A world leader – whose nation has burgeoning nuclear capabilities, and supposedly conducted mid-range missile tests in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday – is predicting the elimination of another nation? Why isn’t the rest of the world utterly outraged?

To hear him talk in an interview this week with the Associated Press, Iran is thriving, despite global sanctions that have hamstrung the nation’s oil exports and its international banking operations.

“Today’s conditions in Iran are completely different to where they were seven years ago in the economy, in technical achievement, in scientific know-how,” Ahmadinejad said.

Uh-huh.

Marcus George of Reuters offers a more accurate snapshot of Iran in 2012:

“Ahmadinejad faces an economy ravaged by sanctions, a plummeting rial and inflation that officially stands at 25 percent but which some estimate is closer to 50 percent. Many criticize him for launching a program in 2010 to withdraw generous subsidies in favor of cash handouts. Food and fuel prices have soared, and households have struggled to cope.”

Ahmadinejad is serving his final term as president. So, what were experts expecting from his final U.N. address?

“Now he’s been sidelined at home he will really want to ham it up abroad,” said Ali Ansari, founder of the Institute for Iranian Studies at Scotland’s St Andrew’s University.”

He fulfilled that prediction.

“The current abysmal situation of the world and the bitter incidents of history are due mainly to the wrong management of the world and the self-proclaimed centers of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil,” Ahmadinejad said Wednesday.

Translation: I’m not the problem. It’s everybody else.

And how insulting that Ahmadinejad gave his speech on, of all days, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews.

Yom Kippur is highlighted by the central themes of atonement and repentance – two concepts that are utterly alien to Iran’s tyrannical president.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/28/12 - 05:14 am
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When the westernized Shah of

When the westernized Shah of Iran was thrown out while Jimmy Carter was in office, many heralded it as the will of the people disposing of a dictator much as we hear about Egypt today. Instead both countries ended up with hard line Islamist governments. We know how it turned out in Iran, Egypt is next. The history of the Obama regime is so similar to that of Jimmy Carter's.

wayne2410
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wayne2410 09/28/12 - 05:57 am
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River is correct, Obama is
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River is correct, Obama is the one person who can make Carter look good. I did not think it possible but Obama is so inept he has managed it.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/28/12 - 07:16 am
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Time of day

I have often wondered why they give him the time of day....why not just get up & leave the building....now wouldn't that be priceless....everyone left him talking to himself....:)

Techfan
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Techfan 09/28/12 - 07:30 am
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It shows the mistake of

It shows the mistake of backing hard line authoritarian regimes that are willing to torture and kill their citizens just because the dictator is "friendly" with the US.

allhans
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allhans 09/28/12 - 12:11 pm
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It was disappointing to hear

It was disappointing to hear the applause when Ahmadinejad finished his rantings. Mainly it was by leaders of other Islamic nations, but still....

I didn't realize until this U.N. meeting that Israel has so many enemies...One After another...no wonder Netanyahu is asking for a bit of understanding.

faithson
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faithson 09/28/12 - 09:20 am
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make peace not war

One good reason to vote democratic is based upon your ideas of how to solve the many problems in the middle east. mittens use of Bush hardliners as advisers indicates his propensity to make war. The only way forward for a lot of us is by peaceful diplomacy and allowing the hawks back in invites the use of war as a means of diplomacy.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 09/28/12 - 10:13 am
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The best way
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to help iran and pres. imadinnerjacket is giving them first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of an A-bomb. Blow one or two up in Teheran.

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 09/28/12 - 10:18 am
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Do you really have to ask?

Ahmadinejad is a head of state. Every head of state gets their turn to speak at the General Assembly. This is basic civics.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 09/28/12 - 10:57 am
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keep beatin those wardrums.

keep beatin those wardrums. when the money runs out and the party's over, USA is going to look like a warzone

allhans
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allhans 09/28/12 - 12:13 pm
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IF>>Obama would say.....When

IF>>Obama would say.....When you attack Israel you are attacking America...the idiots would back off and we could have a little peace for a while.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 09/28/12 - 12:59 pm
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how much money do we give

how much money do we give israel to maintain their undetermined stockpile of nuclear weapons?

we are not holding them to the same standards we hold iran to.

economic sanctions against the country were put there because U.S. leaders wanted it.

lets stop the charade of meddling in the middle east for "homeland security"

dictating the policies of other nations was not the original mandate for the "leader of the free world"

wayne2410
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wayne2410 09/28/12 - 03:52 pm
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I would say if we let Russia
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I would say if we let Russia and China get full control of the Middle East and it's oil, that would have a profound effect on our "homeland security". That may explain some of the "meddling" you refer to.

harley_52
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harley_52 09/28/12 - 04:25 pm
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We Are Going To Go...

....to war with Iran. It is inevitable and has been so for years. The most important question is whether, or not, they'll have nuclear weapons when we do. The longer we piddle, the greater the likelihood they WILL have them.

Nobody should be operating under the misconception that Ahmadinejad is the problem and that when he goes away everything will be peachy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 09/28/12 - 04:31 pm
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Wayne

We can't act like globalization is good for our country (or indeed the world) if it necessitates warmongering to secure resources to fuel our economy.

This half hearted approach to "stabilizing" the mid-east is reminescent of the Vietnam war. Either let us declare war outright and nationalize the assets of the countries that worry U.S. so much, or follow the european model and develop alternate energy programs and continue building more nuclear power plants and redevelop mass transit in the U.S.

it is silly that Pines in south Georgia are shipped to china to be whittled into toothpicks or chopsticks and then shipped back.

Globalization drives up energy costs and is responsible for jobs shipped overseas.

If we truly want to commit to raising the standard of living for the whole world (which was one of the supposed pros of globalization) then we must reconcile ourselves to other nations growing demand for oil and competing with them for labor costs.

Thank goodness we have a minimum wage.

Ok, I'm done for the day.

Thanks for the food thought!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 09/28/12 - 06:18 pm
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What lefties, here
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in America, are stifling is the oil production from our OWN fuel resources. The oil reserves in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota would END our dependence on foreign sources. The epa, founded by that notoriously inept communist and former president jimmy carter, was designed to place Americans at the feet of OPEC ( iran, egypt, libya, tunisia, yemen, saudia arabia, morocco and iraq). Now we have a president, similar to the one from Illinois over 150 years ago, dividing the nation again. Ever notice how the South is continually ignored by the democratic party unless it's the naacp or aclu claiming discrimination?

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