Nonetheless, before he left Tehran for New York on Sunday, Ahmadinejad told Iran’s state-run media that he believes Americans want to hear him out.
Although these were how he was described:
‘TEHRAN’TING LUNATIC … bloody handed villain … bearded blowhard” —New York Post.
“Iranian thug … madman” — New York Daily News.
“Maniac” — Republican Rep. Vito Fossella of Staten Island.
“Can’t get a decent haircut” —Post columnist Andrea Peyser.
NEW YORK - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that Iran would not launch an attack on Israel or any other country, and he does not believe the U.S. is preparing for war against Iran. “Iran will not attack any country,” Ahmadinejad told The Associated Press, when asked if his country would ever strike first against Israel.Iran has always maintained a defensive policy, not an offensive one, he said, and has “never sought to expand its territory.”
He said he did not believe the U.S. was preparing for war.
“I believe that some of the talk in this regard arises first of all from anger. Secondly, it serves the electoral purposes domestically in this country. Third, it serves as a cover for policy failures over Iraq.”
Ahmadinejad dismissed statements by U.S. military officers and intelligence reports that Iran secretly provides weapons to insurgents fighting against U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly the shaped projectiles that have harmed U.S. troops in roadside attacks.
“Why would we want to do that?” Ahmadinejad declared. “This would really be inappropriate for us. We are friends with both Iraq and Afghanistan. Insecurity in Iraq and Afghanistan undermines our own national security; it basically goes against what we believe.”
Hehehehe! This man is un-be-lie-va-ble! He has said repeatedly that he wants to wipe Israel off the map and now he says he does not want to attack anyone.
According to Regnar Rasmussen, who was worked as an interpreter and analyst for the Special Forces of the Danish Army, and in the Criminal Police Department of his country, the key to the Iranian nuclear problem happened back in 1991, when the President from Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaiev sold three nuclear warheads to Iran.
In autumn 1991 Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Khazakhstan, sold three nuclear warheads to the Iranians. The Iranians wanted to use them as a prototype for their own bomb manufacturing. The price was said to have been 7.5 billion USD. Whether this amount is true or just the fantasies of a less paid government official, I cannot verify. The amount was to cover all bribes and kick-offs and military protection during transport. Every country involved had demanded their fair share of the deal.
Anyway, the warheads were removed from a military depot somewhere in Kazakhstan and transported by train down to Makhachkala in Daghestan. Here they were reloaded onto huge trucks and then taken through the Caucasian region and into Turkey. In the city of Dogubeyazit the Iranians met the convoy and took over. The three vehicles were then driven by Iranian drivers down to the border post Bazargan, where they entered Iranian territory.
The warheads were brought down to Teheran and parked in the military campus Lavizan. Here they were seen by a soldier who later defected to Israel and told the story to the Israeli intelligence services who at that time were unable to verify the matter further. Various rumours have been circulating ever since. Some stories say two bombs, some say four. The correct number, however, is three.
Long before the downfall of communism in 1989 nuclear technology had been proliferated by the Soviet Union. The Mullah Regime had had connections and cooperation with the Soviet Union since the early days of the Islamic Revolution in 1978/79, but after 1989 hundreds and hundreds of Russian nuclear scientists were hired on by the Iranians who offered exorbitant wages and golden palaces to them in order to secure their loyalty. This has to be seen on the background of Soviet living conditions in those days. No wonder the Iranians could pick and choose as they wished.
I am personally convinced that Iran quickly managed to duplicate the bombs and that their only obstacle was to produce sufficient quantities of enriched uranium or other substances for their bombs. As of today I am convinced that Iran has had the nuclear bomb already for some years and is now only waiting for a good opportunity to wipe Israel off the map.
(Question: Are there another warheads who were sold like this? And to whom?)
But that’s not all:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks and defended the right to cast doubt on the Holocaust in a tense appearance Monday at Columbia University, whose president accused the hard-line leader of behaving like “a petty and cruel dictator.”
Ahmadinejad smiled at first but appeared increasingly agitated, decrying the “insults” and “unfriendly treatment.” Columbia President Lee Bollinger and audience members took him to task over Iran’s human-rights record and foreign policy, as well as Ahmadinejad’s statements denying the Holocaust and calling for the disappearance of Israel.
“Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator,” Bollinger said, to loud applause.
He said Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust might fool the illiterate and ignorant.
“When you come to a place like this it makes you simply ridiculous,” Bollinger said. “The truth is that the Holocaust is the most documented event in human history.”
Ahmadinejad rose, also to applause, and after a religious invocation, said Bollinger’s opening was “an insult to information and the knowledge of the audience here.”
“There were insults and claims that were incorrect, regretfully,” Ahmadinejad said, accusing Bollinger of falling under the influence of the hostile U.S. press and politicians. “I should not begin by being affected by this unfriendly treatment.”
During a question and answer session, Ahmadinejad appeared tense and unsmiling, in contrast to more relaxed interviews and appearances earlier in the day.
Ohh, little Ahmi was sad because they haven’t treated him as good as he though, hein??
Kate has linked to a live-blogging post from Columbia. Read it all. But I’m going to reproduce an excerpt which is very significant of Ahmi’s behaviour:
In response to a question about the treatment of homosexuals in Iran, Mr. Ahmadinejad was initially evasive, instead talking about the death penalty, which, he pointed out, exists in the United States. “People who violate the laws by using guns, creating insecurity selling guns, distributing guns at a high level are sentenced to execution in Iran,” he said. “Very few of these punishments are carried out in the public eye.”Pressed by Dean Coatsworth on the original question about the rights of gay men and lesbians in Iran, Mr. Ahmadinejad said: “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country.”
The audience booed and hissed loudly. Some laughed, uncomfortably.
“In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon,” Mr. Ahmadinejad continued, undeterred. “I do not know who has told you that we have it. But as for women, maybe you think that maybe being a woman is a crime. It’s not a crime to be a woman. Women are the best creatures created by God. They represent the kindness, the beauty that God instills in them. Women are respected in Iran.”
And this other one, specially striking considering that he has defined himself before as a “university instructor“:
In his most pointed arguments yet, Mr. Ahmadinejad said that science and research had been used in the West as tools of oppression.
But it’s much more shocking the attitude of Daily Kos readers towards Ahmadinejad. What a collection of moonbats!!
16-year-old girls hanged for having pre-marital sex [while stating that hanging is less cruel than being stoned to death…], beating peaceful young protesters in the street and women not-dressed Islamic way, detaining dogs for being Un-Islamic and beating (130 lashes) to a Norvegian-Iranian for drinking two beers, obliging the shop-keepers to saw off the mannequin breasts, etc, etc..
Así que según Ahmadenijad:
- decir “voy a borrar a Israel del mapa” no es tener una actitud ofensiva, es más, es querer tiernamente a Israel. Hay amores que matan… La cosa se complica porque, al parecer, en 1991, Kazajstán vendió tres cabezas nucleares a Irán, que fueron transportadas por varios contrabandistas, almacenadas en Lavizan. Los iraníes pudieron duplicarlas. Quien lo dice es un traductor y analista para las Fuerzas Especiales del Ejército Danés que estaba destinado a misiones en la zona de Oriente Medio en esa época.
- en Irán no hay un solo homosexual, pero luego se les detiene en manada.
- a las mujeres se las trata maravillosamente (maravillosamente mal, vamos), incluso se las pega si no se tapan (derecha).
- se define como un “instructor universitario” “que discute científicamente con sus alumnos semanalmente”, pero luego dice que “la ciencia y la investigación han sido usadas por Occidente como instrumentos de opresión”. Ejem…
En Irán, como podeis ver en los links de arriba “se ha colgado a chicas de 16 años por tener relaciones sexuales prematriamoniales, mientras se afirma que es mejor colgarlas que no lapidarlas ( ), se ha pegado a chicos porque estaban manifestándose pacíficamente y a mujeres como la de la imagen porque no iban vestidas a la manera islámica, se ha detenido a perros por no ser islámicos o se han dado 130 latigazos a un hombre de nacionalidad noruego-iraní por beber dos cervezas, se ha obligado a los propietarios de tiendas de moda a tapar los pechos de los maniquíes de los escaparates, etc“.
En fin, un mentiroso compulsivo.