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Posted on Sep 24, 2010
AP / Bebeto Matthews

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reacts during a news conference in New York on Friday.

From stinking up his hotel with food to decrying U.S. involvement in 9/11, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made quite the splash in New York this week. And now Ahmadinejad has served up a surprise by declaring his country would consider ending uranium enrichment.

For Iran to consider stopping its uranium enrichment process, world powers would need to agree to provide Tehran with nuclear fuel for a medical research reactor, Ahmadinejad said. —JCL

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Iran would consider ending uranium enrichment, the most crucial part of its controversial nuclear activities, if world powers send Tehran nuclear fuel for a medical research reactor, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters Friday.

Addressing a packed press conference in a New York hotel, Ahmadinejad also said Iran was prepared to set a date for resumption of talks with six world powers to discuss Tehran’s nuclear program, saying October would be the likely time for the two sides to meet.

Ahmadinejad also defended his remarks at the U.N. a day earlier in which he claimed most people in the world believe the United States was behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and again challenged the United Nations to set up a commission to probe the attacks.

“I did not pass judgment, but don’t you feel that the time has come to have a fact finding committee?” Ahmadinejad asked.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, September 26, 2010 at 12:05 am Link to this comment

What is amazing is this guy calling for an investigation into 9/11… THAT is something else and should put any administration to SHAME to high degree.

Can you imagine how history is going to read years from now… like a cheaply written comic book:

2001- US is attacked by “Osama” bin Laden at its financial center, the considered ‘holy place’ as some politicos and pundits have stated, spurring a bear market where the US begins to lose any semblance of sovereignty and “hold” of the empire

2002- US invades Afghanistan seeking “Osama” and to monetize war profits and inflate the economy, lies are perpetrated by the unconstitutionally elected leadership and people around the world begin to die for profit and confusion ensues as debt rises ensuring one country’s decades-long dominion over another

2003- US invades Iraq seeking WMD’s and Saddam “Hussein” who has a mostly peaceful with no real threat of substantial military force, only a boastful mouth defending what little dirt and oil his country has


2008- US elects Barack “Hussein” “Obama,” and he goes on to bow before prefects, kings, sultans and prime ministers ( the agreement to purchase the corporation formerly knows and USA has been completed ) and is seen around the world as the one to bring justice, this generations Napoleon… but in two years he too cow-tows to the invisible hand

2009- US president “Obama” pledges to find “Osama,” his ‘arch nemesis’ as the Amerikan Drama is poised for a third-act climax; CHANGE, as in… can you break the dollar?  And make change from it?  “Yes we can”

2011- US citizens find out “Hussein” ( Saddam ) was wrongly murdered as “Obama” ( Barack, US President ) confesses about 9/11 and the ‘back office’ leadership of the U.S. of A., Inc by the black corporations of the military industrial complex instigated the ‘occupation’ and ‘resource thievery’ of the people of Iraq

2012- US, UK, and company oligarchs push media minstrels to shut down internet and all tv and radio communication for fear of the list of the cabal being released and the world’s masses revolting and lynching the criminals…

But alas, what I write is a silly fiction, much like the ‘official’ history taught in this FREE country’s public schools.

“Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James W. Loewen

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By PatrickHenry, September 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm Link to this comment

Capt Suave,

Some of us think diamond is spot on and that you are the paid political hack with frivolous commentary.

I hope what Ahmadinejad stated about 9/11 will create some serious talk on that ill investigated and suspicious event.

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By rico, suave, September 25, 2010 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment

diamond:

You’re a frivolous idiot.

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By iyisanslar, September 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm Link to this comment
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Personally, I am not that much of a fan of Dr. Ahmadinejad.  He certainly is a brilliant person.  Some people call him a radical.  If “radical” means telling some inconvenient truths to as many USA citizens as possible, I suppose that is radical.  In fact, I believe the USA society in general needs a reality check.  One-quarter to one-third of the entire global petroleum output goes through Iran.  That is a pretty significant amount, viewed objectively.  A shame that so many saber-rattlers find this fact irrelevant.  Trust me, Israel and/or the USA would be the first nation(s) blamed for any pre-emptive strikes on Iran and the subsequent tripling (maybe even more than that) of the value of gasoline.  Who cares though, right?  Evidently, many Zionists and many USA citizens are too paranoid and would rather take that chance. 

Since I do not know Farsi, there is no way for me to know for certain what Dr. Ahmadinejad says and what he does not say.  I suppose there is a basic level of trust one gives a translator, but who knows what he truly says.  I am sure most USA citizens have the same problem.  However, what I do know is that the current MSM paints him as some kind of freak and that is not cool.  He is not a genocidal maniac.  He is not a dictator.  Hell, he even does not have that much say on policy.  I always think of him as like Iran’s version of Hillary Clinton.  In other words, Dr. Ahmadinejad would be like a Secretary of State.  I think this fact needs to be made clear by the USA media because “President,” in this context, has a different meaning in Iran. 

Regarding this article though, I think it is good that Iran wants to talk and is willing to compromise with the “powers that be.”  So, I hope that the UNSC will view this gesture made by Iran with goodwill.  I think compromise is very important in this scenario - especially for a scenario like this one.  What is telling though is that Iran really is bending over backwards here and the UNSC is not showing appreciation - even though Iran is following the terms of the NNPT.  I don’t think that is fair.  It is not showing integrity to all parties involved.  Mind you, this is supposed to be an international body.

Dr. Ahmadinejad:

Thank you for your attempts to address the concerns of some national leaders throughout the world.  Let’s face it doc - nuclear power is a major responsibility.  I hope Iran is able to handle nuclear energy properly.  I know many people are feeling paranoia about Iran building nuclear weapons on some future date.  However, what really concerns them is a meltdown of one of your facilities caused by negligence.  Unfortunately, it is more viable politically in some parts of the world when one claims that humanity in general fear nuclear weapons manufacturing in your nation as justification for objecting to the exercising of your nation’s rights.

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By omygodnotagain, September 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm Link to this comment

diamond
keeep writing comments like that and you may disappear too!!I think Mr Ahmadinejad played his cards very well, by bringing up 9/11 and all the doubts people here and overseas have, it also implicates any role Israel had, and brings to the fore the why we really went to war in Iraq. All the US can answer with is misinformation.

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By diamond, September 25, 2010 at 3:11 pm Link to this comment

Even Ahmadinejad gets some things right. And wouldn’t it be nice if Obama could say, ‘But Mr.A. we’ve already had a thorough criminal investigation of both 9/11 and the anthrax letters, we have the suspects in custody and they will be put on trial”? But of course he can’t say that: instead he has to say things like, “My feelings are hurt” and “That’s not what the Iranian people said after 9/11” and “It’s a vile conspiracy theory”. Obama is probably one of the most intelligent presidents America’s ever had and he’s a Lawyer. He knows about weapon, motive and opportunity and he knows about guilty knowledge. In other words he knows the official story is garbage but in the world we now inhabit, only someone who has been made into an international pariah by the CIA, the Pentagon and their media stooges can go to the United Nations and speak the truth. Just as only Chavez could go there and claim the stink of sulphur still lingered after Bush gave a speech there. No one else dares to speak the truth about the Bush Administration and 9/11 or the war in Iraq or the war in Afghanistan, in the media or in the United Nations. Anyone who does speak out simply disappears from public view. Remember what happened to Rosie O’Donnell? There one minute, spoke out about 9/11, gone the next. Orwell underestimated Big Brother, who now flourishes in ways even he couldn’t imagine, but he got the year pretty much right: the year Reagan became President and the year Thatcher became Prime Minister. It’s been downhill all the way for democracy, freedom of information and the will of the people ever since.

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By Thomas Dooley, September 25, 2010 at 8:11 am Link to this comment

Let’s be a bit more realistic. Ahmadinejad is a head of state not a food delivery person. It isn’t likely he would carry anything into any hotel and certainly not groceries.

The food ingested by the Iranian head of state while in a country openly hostile to Iran must be controlled by the Iranian version of the Secret Service that is sworn to protect to him. Otherwise how could it uphold its mission?

It must be the Iranian Secret Service that is insisting upon this and other security measures with Ahmadinejad himself probably only dimly aware of them. This exactly as it would be if the US president were visiting an hostile country that preached personal non-stop hatred of the him during his term of office.

Heads of state don’t design security measures and they don’t buy or prepare groceries while on diplomatic mission abroad. It’s preposterous.

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By PatrickHenry, September 25, 2010 at 7:32 am Link to this comment

Its good to see that Ahmadinejad is fleible in his position, something the zionist owned U.S. Congress is not.

Lets vote out all encumbents on November 2nd, especially those who support Israel and continue the useless wars and provocative banter against Iran.

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By brewerstroupe, September 25, 2010 at 4:11 am Link to this comment

This is the source…...

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doesn’t need nuclear weapons — his food stinks so bad, he’s practically cleared out the Hilton Manhattan East. The finicky fascist brought his own personal chef to prepare his meals while he’s in town for the UN General Assembly, a source told The Post’s Helen Freund. Unfortunately, his meals “make the whole hotel stink like hell,” said the source. The Hilton did not return a call for comment.
http://www.thefoxnation.com/ahmadinejad/2010/09/22/ahmadinejad-s-food-stinks-hotel

....of a particularly disgusting and racially biased insult.
Would Berlesconi be offered the same insult if he brought a pound of Gorgonzola, a Scottish MP if he brought a Haggis, an Asian dignitary if he brought a Durian?

From down here in Oceania, the stink of the American gutter press is quite noticeable. I am astonished to see this on a respected news site.

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By expat in germany, September 25, 2010 at 2:39 am Link to this comment
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Did I click Yahoo by accident?

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By cruxpuppy, September 24, 2010 at 9:09 pm Link to this comment

Yes, who writes this crap? The idea is to belittle the man as a third world crank, when he is, in fact, courageous in speaking the truth about 911, the most monstrous lie since Hitler launched his war on terror in 1933. He probably brought his own food to prevent the possibility that he would be poisoned.

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By frankly, September 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm Link to this comment
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throw a shoe at him? for what?

““I did not pass judgment, but don’t you feel that the time has come to have a fact finding committee?” Ahmadinejad asked.”

ohhh… like the ones who walked out, the truth is too much for you to bear is it? - well toughen up china, the truth will come out soon, and youre gonna have to face the unpleasant facts that you have been lied to for the past decade, well, all your life actually, but we’ll just stick to 9/11 for now.

and what did he actually say? http://gadebate.un.org/Portals/1/statements/634208557381562500IR_en.pdf

nothing outrageous there. 

the people who want legitimate questions answered about 9/11, are not a fringe group of loonies. Its a worldwide movement, growing all the time, and the media refuses to discuss it.

a very good article
Ethical Reflections on the 9/11 Controversy:

Do Information Science and Media Professionals Have a Duty to Provide Evidence-Based Information to a Questioning Public?

By Elizabeth Woodworth
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26441.htm

what are the media scared of? the only thing I can think of.. is the truth.
a lot of other articles at the source too http://www.informationclearinghouse.info

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By junna, September 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm Link to this comment
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Americans, especially American politicians and delegates, have an aversion to being confronted with the truth. They can’t handle it and they, all in a row with their European puppet friends, march out in a huff when reality is too close. They all do this too whenever Israel is spoken about in a truthful way. We don’t want to pop the American bubble of illusion everybody lives in.
It is good to see the leader of a country stand up and say what he believes no matter what any one thinks. It’s sad that our country is so bereft of honor and respect that people can only insult such a person. It makes me ashamed of our leaders that they are so weak that they fear the truth and can only insult the one who speaks it.

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By FRTothus, September 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment

“From stinking up his hotel with food…” ???

Who writes this shit?  Did all the adults take the day
off?

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By Peter Knopfler, September 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm Link to this comment

Do you see the humour here, Yes is He right or am I
wrong, Is He wrong and am I right, do we all agree
Who is on first! Whats on second! I dont know on third!
A great way for Iran to side step, get more time and
laugh ridicule and soil up the hotel room, Everyone
should have thrown their shoe at Him!

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