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Ahmadinejad flawed, but not wrong

By Gary Jay

The Guardsman

This past U.N. General Assembly meeting on Sept. 23, 2011, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “blowtorched” the delegations of the U.S. and European nations for undermining the social and economic security of the world.

During Ahmadinejad’s speech, he spoke the truth about the War on Terror, its impacts and how the U.N. is leading the world down the the wrong path.

For presenting such inconvenient truths, the U.S. and European delegates walked out in droves, as if Ahmadinejad was a conspiracy theorist wearing a tinfoil hat.

“Do these arrogant powers really have the competence and ability to run or govern the world? Is it acceptable that they call themselves the sole defender of freedom, democracy, and human rights, while they militarily attack and occupy other countries?” he said. “Can the flower of democracy blossom from NATO missiles, bombs, and guns?”

Since the Cold War,  the U.S. and Iran have been bitter foes. Ahmadinejad may speak some truth, but he is no saint. He is widely criticized by the U.S. and western media as an unjust president who uses power, oppression and murder to enforce a personal and religious agenda. The U.N. alleges Iran commits human rights violations every year. In June, 2009, the president used his personal police force to crush his political opponents, which safe-guarded his re-election.

However, not all think Ahmadinejad’s human rights violations diminish the facts of his speech. Some of his hard hitting questions fell on eager ears here at home in the U.S. Some of Ahmadinejad’s ideas and accusations are expressed by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura and Congressman Ron Paul, who both share similar views about ending U.S. Militarism worldwide and supposed conspiracies.

Ahmadinejad also slammed NATO for jeopardizing the sovereignty of other nations in pursuit of their members own interests.

“Hypocrisy and deceit are allowed in order to secure their interests and imperialistic goals. Drug trafficking and killing of innocent human beings are also allowed in pursuit of such diabolic goals. Despite NATO’s presence in the occupied Afghanistan, there has been dramatic increase in production of illicit drugs there,” criticized Ahmadinejad.

After slamming NATO, he “hammer-blasted” the practices of the U.S. and western media for demonizing all who questioned the status quo.

“They tolerate no question or criticism, and instead of presenting a reason for their violations, they always put themselves in the position of a claimant,” Ahmadinejad criticized.

“By using their imperialistic media network which is under the influence of colonialism they threaten anyone who questions the Holocaust and the Sept. 11 event with sanctions and military action,” he added.


Focusing on U.S. Foreign Policy, Ahmadinejad listed off a series of U.S. and U.N. atrocities:

    • Not recognizing Palestine as an independent country
    • Establishing and supporting military dictatorships in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
    • Using 9/11 as an excuse to invade and occupy other countries
    • Defaulting on the Gold Standard
    • Bombing other countries in the name of spreading democracy

Full video of Ahmadinejad speech with walkouts:



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