September 19, 2006

Security Breach


From Bloomberg:Iran's President, in U.S., Calls Nuclear Issue 'Not Important' by Marc Wolfensberger.

Iran's nuclear program is "not an important subject," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said as he arrived in New York to attend the 61st United Nations General Assembly. ...

Iran ignored an Aug. 31 UN Security Council deadline for the Islamic Republic to suspend its uranium enrichment, a process that can be used to make nuclear fuel or build a bomb, or face possible sanctions.

With Ahmadinejad back at the U.N., it's important to remember what happened last time: The Mystical Menace of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by Daniel Pipes.

When addressing the United Nations in September [2005], Mr. Ahmadinejad flummoxed his audience of world political leaders by concluding his address with a prayer for the Mahdi's appearance: "O mighty Lord, I pray to you to hasten the emergence of your last repository, the Promised One, that perfect and pure human being, the one that will fill this world with justice and peace."

On returning to Iran from New York, Mr. Ahmadinejad recalled the effect of his U.N. speech:

one of our group told me that when I started to say "In the name of God the almighty and merciful," he saw a light around me, and I was placed inside this aura. I felt it myself. I felt the atmosphere suddenly change, and for those 27 or 28 minutes, the leaders of the world did not blink. And they were rapt. It seemed as if a hand was holding them there and had opened their eyes to receive the message from the Islamic republic.

Maybe sparks will shoot out of the top of his head this time.

UPDATE: No sparks. Just the usual morally inverted view of reality. From CNN: Iranian president takes on U.S., Israel at U.N..

Posted by Forkum at September 19, 2006 04:44 PM