Monday, September 24, 2007

Ahmadinejad Visits Columbia

Everybody has something to say about this, EVERYBODY.

With this much material it's really difficult to find a favorite story. But I think I have, and I've included my favorite quotes (below) for your reading pleasure:

"This is somebody who is the president of a country that is probably the greatest sponsor - state sponsor - of terrorism, someone who is a Holocaust denier, someone who has talked about wiping other countries off the map. I think it would have been a travesty."

Wiping other countries off the map? Apartheid Israel is not a country, it was created by wiping Palestine off the map - isn't all fair in love and war? How dare Condee pass judgment while we are spending billions of dollars on a regular basis to ensure Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and countless other countries stay off the map. What else would you call bombing Afghanistan back into the stone age? Or the "shock and awe" of 2003? Do we really have the right to be upset at Ahmadinejdad for talking about wiping an apartheid "state" off the map?

City Councilman David Weprin accused Ahmadinejad of having American blood on his hands, saying he aided the insurgency in Iraq by sending weapons and manpower for the sole purpose of killing Americans.
Iran has the blood of Ameircan soldiers on his hands? Way to pass the buck! The blood of those soldiers is squarely on the hands of Bush and Co.! Excuse the Iraqis for attempting to defend themselves in the midst of an illegal war!

8 comments:

Affad Shaikh said...

Afghanistan was already in the stone age, the US only helped to increase poppy cultivation and heroine on the streets of Pakistan and elsewhere to cope with living in the stone age.

Afghanistan was the cold war's playground and we deal with the reality that now exists.

Yesi King said...

i like this man, but i think this is one of the dumbest things he said during his speech: “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have this.”

umm ok...

Affad Shaikh said...

He is not the most intelligent man. He is a simpleton from the streets- absolutely nothing wrong with that- but with that he brings this absurd over confidence and simplification.

Rashad said...

well, if homosexuals are executed in Iran, then there are no homosexuals in Iran!

Affad Shaikh said...

but then there are people who live in the closet. I think that is not the issue- whether he acknowledges a social reality- the issue is the reality itself.

He isn't connected to the reality!

Yesi King said...

Yes, Iran does murder homosexuals. It is extremely wrong and sad in my opinion. Furthermore, homosexuality is not a 'phenomenon' it is a reality.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me! You say "Yes, iran does murder homosexuals." What makes you so sure? the Media?

Yesi King said...

If by media you mean Faux (fox) and CNN and all those other mainstream networks, absolutely not. I try not to rely on them at all as my sources of news and information. I am very aware of their brainwashing and manipulation. To answer your question, I am not Iranian and I have never visited Iran. I do know many gay/lesbian/trans/queer Iranians/Persians however that have stories to tell. But my main sources for this sort of information are from queer organizations some run by Iranians and some not. One can never really be sure of news and stories that we hear and thus decide on our own to believe them or not; especially if we are not a part of that society and physically there to explicitely see it or experience ourselves, but we do have the choice of where to seek out that information. I trust my sources and seeing that this is one of my interests, gay rights, I stand by my choice to believe what I want on this topic just as anyone can stand by their choice to believe or not believe anything.