Friday, September 24, 2010

Iranian President Got Applause for his UN Speech on 9/11

and the US delegation walked out.

As a financial blogger, I find it amusing that the US delegation walked out on his 9/11 theory but didn't, on his comment on capitalism being the cause of poverty.

Anyway, neoconservatives are fuming, alongside the US government whose delegation walked out. Here's one of them:

Applause for Ahmadinejad (9/23/2010 Fox News)

"He was greeted by applause when he walked into the United Nations General Assembly, and applauded again, even after questioning 9/11 and claiming that the American government may have been behind the attack.

"That’s right, applauded after questioning the motivation for the terrorist attacks, who was responsible for them, and essentially suggesting they were a U.S. plot.

"...On Tuesday, when Ahmadinejad spoke during the global summit on poverty, the American delegation remained even as he predicted the defeat of capitalism.

"But true to form, he quickly went over the line with his 9/11 remarks and that prompted the U.S. diplomats, and others, to get up and walk out.

"But as Ahmadinejad walked from the podium, he did so rewarded by applause in the august chamber of the world body." [The full article at the link above.]

So what exactly is Ahmadinejad's theories about 9/11? According to AP,

1. That a “powerful and complex terrorist group” penetrated U.S. intelligence and defenses.

2. That some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime.

3. That the attack was the work of “a terrorist group but the American government supported and took advantage of the situation.

So, the Iranian president proposes that either the US intelligence was compromised, or the US government orchestrated the attack, or the US government was complicit and took advantage of the situation (and introduced the monstrosity like the Patriot Act).

Obama's former Green Czar had the same doubts... Oh wait, he had to resign. Over 80% of Americans thought (probably still think) that the government was hiding something. Oh wait, the non-ruling class is irrelevant. And so-called Tea Partiers of Sara Palin's and her cohort's variety are all for bombing Iran anyway.

I'm sure either the CIA or the State Department recorded which delegation applauded after the speech (all of them?) and will take appropriate retaliatory measures.


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