Iranian President’s speech causes UN delegates to walk out

only now?

only on this speech?


U.N. delegates walk out during Iranian president’s speech

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(CNN) — Representatives from the United States and many other nations walked out of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a fiery speech that criticized the U.S., the U.N. and capitalism itself.

Incendiary statements from Ahmadinejad are nothing new for the assembled delegates. But tension grew as he recounted various conspiracy theories about the September 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S., driving multiple representatives from the hall.

“Some segments within the US government orchestrated the attack,” Ahmadinejad told the assembly. He followed with the claim that the attacks were aimed at reversing “the declining American economy and its scripts on the Middle East in order to save the Zionist regime. The majority of the American people, as well as most nations and politicians around the world, agree with this view.”

After that statement, delegates rose and exited the hall. Representatives from the U.S., the United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, Belgium, Uruguay and Spain walked out while Ahmadinejad discussed claims that the U.S. was involved in the attacks or allowed them to happen as an excuse to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Mark Kornblau, a spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the U.N., said in a statement, “Rather than representing the aspirations and goodwill of the Iranian people, Mr. Ahmadinejad has yet again chosen to spout vile conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic slurs that are as abhorrent and delusional as they are predictable.”

A European Union diplomat said that all 27 member nations had agreed to walk out if Ahmadinejad made inflammatory statements during his address.

But Ahmadinejad did not demur from his line of attack as the walkouts proceeded. He went on to compare the deaths in the September 11 attacks to the casualty count in the wars in Afghanistan in Iraq.

“It was said that some 3,000 people were killed on September 11th, for which we are all very saddened,” he said. “Yet, up until now in Afghanistan and Iraq, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, millions wounded and displaced, and the conflict is still going on and expanding.”

Ahmadinejad also continued the attack on capitalism that he began Monday, during an address at the Millennium Global Development Summit. He linked the U.S.-led conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with wars for colonial expansion in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

The Iranian president touched on the recent controversy over a Florida pastor’s plans to burn Qurans. Ahmadinejad waved copies of a Bible and a Quran as he declared his respect and reverence for both.

He concluded his address with a defense of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, discussing a recently submitted statement to the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.


9 Responses to Iranian President’s speech causes UN delegates to walk out

  1. Chris says:

    TXL:The security at Penn Station and on the trains
    was very tight. Security cost in the millions even with
    homeland security flipping the bill. Good thing i stayed
    in the house today.

  2. txlady706 says:

    I’m not understanding the value of having terrorists in the UN and legitimizing them

  3. Chris says:

    The UN are bunch of POS dictators and false prophets.
    I believe the UN should be shipped out of NY,into the
    Atlantic Ocean and let it go 20000 feet down into the
    dark. I am seeing a lot of Communism and Anti-American
    propaganda here in NYC. I would never be that type
    because i happen to have Wolf(Cherokee)in my blood.
    So i know where to stand of who i am.

  4. txlady706 says:

    I completely conquer. The US should no longer be part of the UN. They have admitted countries that go against all western values. It’s time for the US to make like a falcon and be reborn anew.

  5. KittenP says:

    Ahmadinejads statements holds a lot of truth and weight. The US will try and discredit what he said by labelling him a terrorist and a conspiracy theorist, but the fact remain that, the fact. No airplane could bring a building that size to the ground explosives were used, it had to be an inside job. What of the chances of have a delinquent plane go off course and it not being detected by air traffic control. Things just don’t add up. If you looked at the evidence you’d realise it too. America is a sham and soon the whole world will realise it too.

  6. txlady706 says:

    KittenP :
    That demented sadist speaks in riddles. He doesn’t know anything more than you or I. He is using the propagandists to create rifts. His language is 20% truth and 80% lies. It’s manipulation. He is very good at that. The Q’RAN is a manuscript of this type of brainwashing techniques.
    Know the reputation of the people that you listen to and ask yourself if you can believe in them.
    Our politicians are liars. This is true. But, it used to be that you couldn’t trust them to be straight with you about certain things, for example, money and personal issues, but you could trust them to be true to America. Well, that’s harder and harder to discern now days. I CAN tell you that Ahmadinejads intentions ARE negative towards the WEST, and not just the US. So, although you may not “trust” your politicians, you REALLY CAN’T trust “the president of a country that says that he wants to usher in the second coming of the Twelfth Imam or Mahdi.”
    I’m not convinced that we KNOW everything about 9-11 or many other potentially controversial incidents, however, I believe that we can continue to entertain theories and demand knowing the truth, but to trust in what Ahmadinejad says or people of his caliber.

  7. KittenP says:

    I totally agree with you, politicians cannot be trusted. Ahmadinejad has his faults but we have to acknowledge that what he’s saying bears some level of truth, with regards to how this world is in terms of the economy, the wars being fought etc.

    Instead of attacking him (or as the “west did”) walk out during his speech, these issues he raised need to be addressed. The world is not in a good state, people are unemployed, and there is a lot of uncertainty. It would hurt to revisit some of his statements and admitting that there have been some failures.

  8. txlady706 says:

    No. I disagree. They did the RIGHT thing by walking out. Please, don’t agree with me when we fundamentally do not. If your taking anything that that creature says and agreeing with him in ANYWAY, then you give him legitimacy. Just because he says one thing or another that is true, and you agree with it, then it gives him validity on some level. His power comes from people like you. Please, stop allowing evil to perpetuate itself only because the devil has a silver tongue. Character is relevant when gauging if someone is telling the truth.
    Sumner wrote,”I have no doubt that, in you lifetime, you will see questions arise out of popular notions and faiths, which will call for critical thinking such as has never been required before, especially as to social relations, political institutions, and economic interests.” He also wrote,”What priestcraft was to the fourteenth century, presscraft is to the twentieth”
    The Art of critical thinking is clear and not confused. The liar uses truth to support his lies. Critical thinking is necessary and is apparently a lost art. An ART dismantled by the sword of our communistically fashioned school system that chooses to cater to the LOWEST common denominator that becomes lower and lower every year. Thus, is their intent, because without proper analysis the many can be led by the few. Be discriminating with who you CHOOSE to follow. Ahmadinejad is not a character that I choose to give any support or gravity to HIS version of TRUTH.
    Ahmadinejad should be walked out on, and more. He is the LIAR. Even though he fools you with his own version of reality and spinets of truth. His goal is to Annihilate the WEST. Remember that.

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