Apr 21, 2009

Ahmadinejad Attacks U.S., Israel at U.N. Conference

By Joel C. Rosenberg

“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unleashed a blistering attack Monday against Israel and the United States, calling the Jewish state ‘racist’ and lashing out at Americans for their support,” reported Fox News. "Ahmadinejad called Israel the ‘most cruel and racist regime.’ He followed by blaming the United States, Europe and Israel for the world’s financial crisis, but shrugged off a question later about whether the U.S. not attending the conference would further hurt relations between the two countries.”

Excepts from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s tirade at the U.N. Racism Conference:
  • “Following World War II, they resorted to military aggression to make an entire nation homeless under the pretext of Jewish suffering. They sent migrants from Europe, the United States and other parts of the world in order to establish a totally racist government in the occupied Palestine. In fact, in compensation for the dire consequences of racism in Europe, they helped bring to power the most cruel and repressive racist regime in Palestine.”
  • “It is all the more regrettable that a number of Western governments and the United States have committed themselves to defend those racist perpetrators of genocide, while the awakened, conscious and free-minded people of the world condemn aggression, brutalities and bombardments of civilians of Gaza.”
  • Ladies and gentlemen: Who is responsible for the current global economic crisis? Where did the crisis start from? From Africa? From Asia? Or was it first from the United States?”
  • “Dear friends, today, the human community is facing a kind of racism that has tarnished the image of humanity. In the beginning of the third millennium, the world Zionism personifies racism that falsely resorts to religion, and abuses religious sentiment to hide their hatred and ugly faces. However, it is of great importance to bring into focus the political goals of some of the world’s powers and those who control huge economic resources and interests in the world, and mobilize all their resources, economic and political influence, and world media to render support in vain to the Zionist regime, and maliciously to diminish to indignity and disgrace this regime.”

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