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  • Ahmadinejad's U.N. Blustering: The U.S. could face a "real war"

    Iran’s bombastic President Ahmadinejad once again has strutted to the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York to denounce, whine about and threaten the United States, the West, Israel and various international institutions.   Soon after arriving, Ahmadinejad told the Associated Press that “the future belongs to Iran” and that the United States “must recognize that Iran is a big power.”  He proclaimed that capitalism was at the root of much of the world’s economic problems and called for reform of “undemocratic and unjust” international institutions dominated by the United States and the West, “Now that the discriminatory order of capitalism and the hegemonic approaches are facing defeat.”

    But the most offensive part of Ahmadinejad’s propaganda offensive was his veiled threat of launching terrorist attacks against the United States if Iran’s nuclear weapons program is attacked.  ”The United States has never entered a real war, not in Vietnam, nor in Afghanistan, nor even World War II,” the Iranian leader told American reporters when asked about how Iran would react to a U.S. military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.  He warned that: “War is not just bombing someplace. When it starts it has no limits.” Ahmadinejad’s blustering reinforced previous Iranian threats to target Americans in retaliation for an Israeli attack.  At the same time, he denied that Israel would dare to attack Iran, saying dismissively:  ”The Zionist regime is a very small entity on the map, even to the point that it doesn’t really factor into our equation.”
    But that did not stop him from once again belittling the Holocaust, describing it as “an historic event used as an excuse for war.”  He added his usual disclaimer that he was “not anti-Semitic, but anti-Zionist.”  Israeli President Shimon Peres criticized Ahmadinejad as a “living declaration against the charter of the U.N.”, noting that the Iranian leader has called for the destruction of Israel, a violation of the U.N. charter.  (Meanwhile, a clueless U.N. bureaucrat reportedly praised Iran’s regime today for cooperating with the U.N.)
    While Ahmadinejad has used the U.N. as a platform to lob rhetorical bombshells at the United States, Israel and other enemies, the Obama administration passively held its fire, clinging to its failed engagement policy.  President Obama, responding to a question at a Town Hall meeting on Monday, downplayed the military option and said that a U.S. or Israeli military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities “was not ideal.”  Such a downbeat declaration unfortunately diminishes U.S. diplomatic leverage in the protracted confrontation over Tehran’s nuclear defiance.
    President Obama is expected to stress his continued willingness to engage Iran’s thuggish regime when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly tomorrow.  Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that the president will emphasize that the “door is open” to Iran for further talks.  This means that the door is open for more diplomatic duplicity and delaying tactics by Iran.  And the door will be open for more contemptuous talk from Ahmadinejad, such as his sneering charges about American hypocrisy, while he continues to deny his regime’s blatant violations of Iranians’ human rights.
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    5 Responses to Ahmadinejad's U.N. Blustering: The U.S. could face a "real war"

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    2. Clarence Crosby ,Hub says:

      A real war would be welcome to me if it was against all of Islam instead of battling one muslim country at a time . In a no-holds barred ,all out war, we could crush them and know when it was over . It would be much easier than fighting creeping sharia for the next hundred years . WAKE UP AMERICA!!! P.S. Get us out of the U.N.

    3. Dennis georgfia says:

      This man is an idiot. The US will not strike iran, and that is a sure bet. The very presence of such an idiot at the un shows haow useless that organization is, especially after one of the officals praise this idiot for his corporation. Guess he may have been in the sauce to much, and has a foggy mind, or no mind at all.

      The dems and obama will not stand up to him in any manner, they are gutless and as useless as the un is. America needs to throw the bums out of NY, keep our money they take and give nothing in return, and then see how the function, because the rest fo the countries are deeper in debt than we are. The un is working to be the one wrold "guvment" and our so called leaders and the clintons are helping.

    4. Drew page, lL says:

      If you think this guy is arrogant now, just wait until he gets his hands on nuclear weapons. And offers to sell them to Hamas.

    5. Leon Lundquist, Dura says:

      Ah! It is so refreshing to see Insanity run amok at the United Nations, whereas here at home Insanity parades around smug, like the status quo. So the parallels are striking between Obombunism and Ahthedimagogue, and perfect to have them both on display. "Oh the evils of Capitalism!" and it is like a perfect harmony. Amademigod is transparent, like Obama could take a lesson. In his overinflated imagination Iran will be top dog in the Arab World of billions of obedient dogs, able to murder anyone he may please. Hello, India, Pakistan, (Israel is a pesky little bug), Saudi Arabia! Following after his One World dream (governance) Obama pictures himself in Clinton's shoes, King of the Developing World (we are to be undeveloped). Bafflegab has come to the Un. (that's un-peace, and un-freedom). Ughmadimajot belongs there, unbelievable!

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