In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be "eliminated"

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KDupre wrote:

Iran has been threatening to murder Jews for decades and are trying hard to pick a fight and make it Israel’s fault.

Sep 24, 2012 10:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

“The nuclear issue is not a problem. But the approach of the United States on Iran is important,” Ahmadinejad told reporters. “We are ready for dialogue, for a fundamental resolution of the problems”

-If there was any truth to this, then Iran would have let the Inspectors check the nuclear sites without retrictions. His statement is nothing but a blantant lie. KDupre is correct

Sep 24, 2012 10:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Saristas wrote:

Israel won’t attack if Americans don’t back them, but Iran said it would go to war against both Israel and US if they thought Israel is going to attack, therefore Israel, if they really want a war, can now easily provoke Iran and get Americans into this war as well.

Sep 24, 2012 10:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

At least three carrier task forces in the Persian Gulf area right now. You don’t put that much firepower in a single location without expecting some sort of military action.

What is a better time to attack than having the Iranian posse in New York?

Sep 24, 2012 11:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
totherepublic wrote:

Interesting. Two weeks ago they were ready to wipe Israel off the planet. Wonder what happened to downgrade them.

Sep 24, 2012 11:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
corvidivs wrote:

… this old world is gettin’ too small for al masterbads to be keeping ever’body ‘wake, and up all night listening to his threats. Does he really think he’s standing up for his brethren.

Too much at stake for mismanaged nuclear things on this small boat, Earth. It’s time to go in…

Sep 24, 2012 11:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
xit007 wrote:

For the foolhardy – do you think that the Jihadists will stop at Israel. the Crusades ended and was supposed to be replaced by tolerance. Now in the midst of the new millennium we have Jihadists -makes the bible belt look pretty tame. I would love to see our Libs talk some sense into these zealots without being beheaded….

Sep 24, 2012 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
projob66 wrote:

It doesnt matter what ahmadinejad says in his bombast… he is just the barking dog of the Ayatollahs who wield the power… The Israelis will make chopped liver out of this guy….

Sep 24, 2012 11:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SilentBoy741 wrote:

With such bold words, Iran must have millions of rocks and sharpened sticks stockpiled.

Sep 24, 2012 11:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
corvidivs wrote:

” Hard to tell Houston from Yemen when they’re in the rear-view mirror.”


Sep 24, 2012 12:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
America_1st wrote:

Iran will then fall into the long line of losers against Israel. I feel bad for the Persians. Their government is horrible.

Sep 24, 2012 12:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TastySalmon wrote:

@MetalHead8: At least Iran has allowed inspectors to visit their sites. Israel does not allow IAEA inspectors into their country, nor are they affiliated with the IAEA. Iran is a member of the IAEA.

Furthermore, multiple intelligence agencies have confirmed that Iran is not in the business of making nuclear weapons.

Israeli warmongering that you and other radicals in the US support is only going to bankrupt us for good and leave our economy in a hole that we cannot get out of.

Sep 24, 2012 12:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mils54 wrote:

The Guy looks like an ugly version of Ringo Starr!, The fact that he continues to run his lips means to me Iran is in trouble and they know it…….Little dog is about to eaten by the big dog!……..What kind of a hole will we find this blusteress leader hiding in?……

Sep 24, 2012 12:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

So Iran is saying that they definitely have the bomb then, yes???

Sep 24, 2012 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

Why wait any longer Israel? First he says you need to be “wiped off the face of the earth”, and now he says you need to be “eliminated”. Bomb them back to the stone age, don’t stop at the nuclear reactor. There pretty much at the stone age level anyway so you won’t need to drop too many bombs.

Sep 24, 2012 1:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

On another note, why ever let this mongrel on U.S. soil? I don’t want him here and i’m a tax payer.

Sep 24, 2012 1:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RynoM wrote:

This Iranian President is a fuitcake who does not represent all of Iran. He ran for President as a populist who promised all sorts of things to working class people and delivered a lot if in in the form of heavy subsidies, which as helped run their economy down. He no longer has the support of the real rulers. He runs off at the mouth far too often but cannot be taken seriously. He is a typical political fear-mongering hack. There are a few of those around, not just in Iran.

Sep 24, 2012 1:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Why is the world even paying attention to this guy he is just a mouth piece (of work) for the ayatollahs. I say keep the nukes in Iran and get rid of these ayatollahs.
I like the way everyone is stoking the fire including reuters and other news agencies with their interpretation of what was said, (he said she said nonsense, lost in translation).
Give it a rest guys no one is going to go to war unless……..Israel decides to and then the world will turn against them. US is going to sit this one out, atleast so it was implied by Obama not too long ago.

Sep 24, 2012 1:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Animated wrote:

some Muslim leaders have reiterated calls for a U.N. measure outlawing insults to Islam and blasphemy in general.

So, should that UN law also cover ALL religions or just Islam? And if so, then shouldnt Ahmadinejad and all others be punished over their remarks about the Jews?

“Freedoms must not interfere with the freedoms of others,” Ahmadinejad said. “If someone insults, what would you do? … Is insulting other people not a form of crime?”
But I guess it is not a crime to say that Israel should be wiped off the map because…it’s not insulting anyone???

Sep 24, 2012 1:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

I’m glad others see this for what it is too KDupre:

*”Iran has been threatening to murder Jews for decades and are trying hard to pick a fight and make it Israel’s fault.”*

He’s just getting the hornet’s nest stirred up now – I wish our leaders, nay I dream of leaders that are astute enough to notice this prodding for what it is – he wants someone else to strike first; he needs that.

I bet… if we just sit and watch him whine and cry; that’s all he will ever do – whine and dry. Let him.

Ignore this scared little boy and his saber rattling. He speaks only out of fear, it can be nothing else. There is no other reason you would want to eliminate other people – only fear.

Sep 24, 2012 1:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

Mahmoud chose a good place to make Israel’s point.

Sep 24, 2012 2:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TOTL wrote:

Waiting for the Obama apology…..

Sep 24, 2012 2:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
yrbmegr wrote:

So now perhaps the UN can refrain from allowing him to issue threats of genocide from the podium of the General Assembly? Would that be too much to ask?

Sep 24, 2012 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:


‘Israel does not allow IAEA inspectors into their country, nor are they affiliated with the IAEA.’

This is true. They do not have to. They are not signatory to the NPT. They do not have to sign it either. Nobody needed to sign it – that is the beauty of sovereignty within the Westphalian System. However, once the sovereign nation had signed it – as Iran did – it is expected to honour its agreement. Hobbes’ Third Natural Law… Sux, doesn’t it?

Sep 24, 2012 3:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xit007 wrote:

You sound lazier than any person of faith – I know. all you do is gush at the mouth and have no understanding of people’s freedom to choose their own morality. There are extremists but your foolish exaggerations show your ignorance and bigotry. When anyone calls for the elimination of another – I would say that is a breach of their freedoms. If you can’t see the difference – you should exercise you freedom elsewhere.

Sep 24, 2012 3:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JusticeNow4U wrote:

New Rule: Morons may not run countries…..

Sep 24, 2012 3:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
searider wrote:

This kind of rhetoric results in nothing positive. If Iran continues down this road, they are looking at the rest of the civilized world as enemies and the outlook for a “hot” war is not goo for Iran at all. The sad part is that all of this is originating from a relatively few religious leaders at the top of iran’s government. Perhaps they will have an opportunity to meet Allah in the near future ?

Sep 24, 2012 3:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

@AlkalineState: “88% of evangelicals can not cite the seven deadly sins without googling them first” — if you had googled “seven deadly sins” yourself, you would have seen in the first article cited that the “seven deadly sins” is basically Catholic doctrine (not taught in that form anywhere in the Holy Bible, and hence not taught in mainstream Protestant/Evangelical churches). So your criticism makes no sense at all. It’s like criticising Americans for being ignorant of the nuances of Persian poetry…

Sep 24, 2012 3:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JusticeNow4U wrote:

Ahmadinejad: If someone insults, what would you do? … Is insulting other people not a form of crime?”

On this basis we should drone old Ahmadinejad since he is an insult to the planet.

Sep 24, 2012 3:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

@TastySalmon: Israel never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

ON the other hand, Iran signed that treaty and then broke its obligations under that treaty.

Sep 24, 2012 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SyriasTruth wrote:

Mahmoud….GO home and put your head in the sand. No one is listening to your rants! You can thump your chest flap your mouth….and that’s it ! You Mahmoud…and soon not to be “Supreme” …Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are old news in a “Rising New Iran”. The people of Iran will not be held down by you or Ali. They will rise for freedom. They will join the World, not stand against it as you do. They people of Iran will not support terrorists any longer. They will have Peace and prosper…as they throw you both off their backs!

Sep 24, 2012 3:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

The Middle East is awash with religious wars. Muslims on Jews, Sunni Muslims on Shi’ia Muslims, Ashkenazi Jews on Sephardic Jews, Jews on Muslims, on and on and on.

A non-religious, non-ethnic State like the USA has no business whatever picking one religious group over another in foreign lands. It does not matter if you can find Christians who hate Muslims or not. It is not the role of the USA to pick sides in religious conflicts. We should get out and stay out. We have already provided nuclear weapons technology to Israel and almost certainly nuclear weapons material. Is not that enough mischief?

Sep 24, 2012 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

It’s a shame that all sides continue to act like spoiled bullies, spouting this nonsense and saying which one is tougher. Why is war always the only answer? In the end it is the people that suffer and die. I can’t help but think that all this bluster from both sides is to get their peoples minds off of their own governments failures. It’s much easier to give them another foe to hate and focus their attention on that instead isnt it?

Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

I think increasingly that the lunatic “I want my dinner dad” is being shown up for what he really is – a complete joke! It would have been sweet had the entire audience at the UN, cracked up with laughter…the man is a fool, just being jerked by the strings in the hands of the religous lunatics REALLY running iran….someone should slap a “Kick me” sticker on his ass..

Sep 24, 2012 4:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
purcelc wrote:

When it comes to Ahmadinejad, truly the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

Sep 24, 2012 4:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

@ChangeWhat: He’s a head of state, and he’s been given a visa so that he can attend the United Nations General Assembly. If the United States wants the privilege of hosting these events, this is the price…

Just a few days ago, the United States was getting mixed news coverage for denying the visas of 20/160 Iranian officials (persons we might suppose connected with their illegal nuclear activities) who wished to attend UN meetings. Ahmadinejad’s bluster makes the US decision look very sensible…

Sep 24, 2012 4:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sjtom wrote:

Go ahead, blow the hell out of each other and get it over with.

Sep 24, 2012 4:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

@usagadfly: “We have already provided nuclear weapons technology to Israel and almost certainly nuclear weapons material.” — At best, this isn’t telling the whole story… Isreal did a LOT for themselves — very secretly — from what I have read in public sources (the only sources I have access to), they did almost everything for themselves (hence why this work wasn’t detected early enough to prevent Israel from becoming a presumed nuclear power, e.g. by preventing delivery of “dual use” technical equipment.)

Sep 24, 2012 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

One needs to look beyond the rhetoric of the President of Iran. One must look at how the sanction ARE working and panic is setting in. The banning of women from 77 major fields sounds like a return to the Middle Ages of Islam. The isolation from the world in banning Google and Gmail is another instance of isolation, although this will fail because of the internet generation which includes “hackers.” Something strange is happening and it’s probably not a good sign for Iran and for the Arab World.

Sep 24, 2012 4:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CapnCanuck wrote:

Seriously as AlAdeen said in the Dictator.”That guy looks like a snitch from Miami Vice!”

Sep 24, 2012 4:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

> “Fundamentally we do not take seriously the threats of the Zionists,” Ahmadinejad said.
— Which is why they just tested a bunch of expensive new weapons including air defense systems.

> “Iran has been around for the last seven, 10 thousand years. They (the Israelis) have been occupying those territories for the last 60 to 70 years, with the support and force of the Westerners…”
— I think this is what you call “comparing apples to oranges”. Jews have been in Persia (Iran) for far longer than Muslims have (since about 600 BC, over 1200 years before Islam came to Persia!) Surely I don’t need to remind Ahmadinejad that the “Islamic Republic” has only been around for a little over 30 years (only about half as long as the modern state of Israel)? What is Ahmadinejad trying to do — change perceptions of history by lying about it?

> “We don’t even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated,” Ahmadinejad added.
— Is this Ahmadinejad’s imagined future version of history? His vision for the Middle East?

> “…We are ready for dialogue, for a fundamental resolution of the problems, but under conditions that are based on fairness and mutual respect…”
— The kind of mutual respect that is demonstrated by gestures such as the prompt release of hostages/ civilian prisoners? I don’t remember the Iranians ever apologising for that…

> Ahmadinejad, widely seen as out of favor with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ends his second term next year.
— Whatever. Internal divisions, I think not… He’d have been dismissed by now, if the Supreme Leader had been displeased by his rantings, or in other words, had “thought them incompatible with Islam” (ahem).

Sep 24, 2012 4:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
corvidivs wrote:

… with al masterbad’s rhetoric reaching screechy highs, one must ask one’s self if guarantees are not in short supply from russia or china. It’s if he really wants us to come in to bring an end of days.

… it bein’ time for a kennedy moment: to test the mettle for real democracy versus this supposedly elected mad man…. someone who has at the very least been unfairly painted as ‘not a real member of humanity’…

Sep 24, 2012 4:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RexMax46 wrote:

TastySalmon wrote:
“Furthermore, multiple intelligence agencies have confirmed that Iran is not in the business of making nuclear weapons.”

Do you mind providing citations to back up this claim?

Sep 24, 2012 4:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
victor672 wrote:

What will it take to lock this subhuman up in a zoo cage along with his deranged followers of Allah? Mass murder maybe?

Sep 24, 2012 4:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse wrote:

I hope Israel goes after this idiot and the ayatollahs!! What a moron this little creep is!

Sep 24, 2012 4:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bdkennedy1 wrote:

Iran wouldn’t waste a second putting a bullet in our heads because they don’t see us as human beings, just “Westerners”. This is why we fight for freedom.

Sep 24, 2012 4:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JamesAt17 wrote:

We will all have to read his transcript for a word for word review of just what he really did say. Too many MSM news outlets say things that he did not say, [Reuters], and mislead those that do not take the time to read his transcript for what he truly said. That only leads to people believing one side of the story and they follow those leading into the ditch. Get the full truth and read what he really said from another source.

Sep 24, 2012 5:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
USA4 wrote:

Didn’t anyone tell this guy that the tides of war are receding? Surely another one of President Obama’s speeches will set him straight.

Sep 24, 2012 5:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fred5407 wrote:

Yah know, All I see here is words, but little substance. I think the middle east is at the end of the words and the action is going to continue. The United States, in my opinion, should pack its gear and get out of the Middle East. It is going to get real hot there, and threats will end with action. No more He said, They said, and I think Barak may be laughed out of the UN.

Sep 24, 2012 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

What we need is GW Romney to get elected and start another democracy-building mission in the middle east. For a mere two trillion dollars and 4,000 U.S. service members’ lives, Iran could be a fluorishing pillar of democracy like Iraq and Afghanistan are now.

Sep 24, 2012 5:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JLWR wrote:

I think the Iranians need to muzzle their leader or get rid of him. He is just causing the entire Mid East to get all riled up and start WW3. Personally the rest of the planet doesn’t need this rhetoric. Time for all sides to tone down the rhetoric a couple of notches.

Sep 24, 2012 5:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CaptRichie wrote:

Why doesn’t the US move to expel Iran from the UN instead of funding a platform for these warmongers who continuously threaten a fellow UN member? Where is Obama’s leadership?

Sep 24, 2012 6:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

He’s merely stating the obvious. Unless of course you believe Iran is a paper tiger, which brings us straight back to the elephant in the room:

How can a paper tiger possibly be an existential threat????

Somebody’s lying to you. Might be time to figure out who.

Sep 24, 2012 6:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
annieoftx wrote:

Why won’t someone perform a public service & assassinate this vile piece of garbage. These people are nothing but animals.

Sep 24, 2012 6:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mamawati wrote:

And to my friends in the Jewish community as you get ready to break fast…please support the friend of Israel and the enemy of Iran.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president.”

Sep 24, 2012 6:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
OFP wrote:

The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president’s comments as “disgusting, offensive and outrageous.” but since the U.S. has no credibility because of the lies of Susan Rice, Gibbs, Obama, and Hilliary aboout Libya, no one believes this either. RomRy in 2012

Sep 24, 2012 6:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gonad wrote:

Please enter Drone coordinates and get on with it. Maybe while travelling home.

Sep 24, 2012 6:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Alma_D_Elder wrote:

Another way to look at this: Over the last 50 years, 32% of the Nobel prizes in Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, and Physics have been won by Jewish people. Where are the Nobel Laureates from Iran? Name one… just one.

Sep 24, 2012 6:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HarrisWriter wrote:

It’s great to see so many people simple dismissing Iran’s threats in regard to Isreal. I wonder how you would react if it were your country that was being directly threatened? What about Cuba and the missile crisis? We didn’t take too kindly to having nukes 90 miles from our shores — and the Cubans we’re even threatening to use them against us. Isreal is tiny — only nine miles wide in some places. One or two nukes would lay waste to the entire region. There is no room for error here. If Isreal is hit, it’s all over for them. What would YOU do if it were YOUR country! You can’t simply let Iran get the first punch in. By then, it would be too late.

Sep 24, 2012 6:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Stoat wrote:

I see that Iran’s secret police as well as their fawning American and Eurotrash ‘useful idiots’ have found this discussion thread once again. Commenters need to be aware that PsyOps are in use by all world governments, even those of the lunatic islamofascists, who will tell any lie, break any law and will not pause for even a moment before killing any infidel who dares to stand in the way of the spread of islam.

Fortunately for us all, we will be having some adults back in power in January here in the USA and we can begin the lengthy and expensive process of undoing all the damage that Zero has done to America over the past few years. Until then, Israel will need to do whatever she thinks is right and know that next year she’ll have a strong friend in the White House again.

Sep 24, 2012 6:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
steve0210 wrote:

In 1989 if someone said “The Soviet Union will eliminated”

Would that be questioning the Soviet Union’s right to exist?

Sep 24, 2012 6:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FTCAIN wrote:

The UN is nothing but a format for America hating despots to come to our country and rant against us and for foreign diplomats to line their corrupt pockets with American taxpayer dollars. The UN has lost all its credibility as a world organization with power to do anything, and is mainly funded by the USA with no return on that investment. We should mandate that the UN be moved to the Hague where it would be more at home. We could then take the UN building and use it for some good such as a homeless shelter, or shelter for abused women and children.

Sep 24, 2012 6:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FTCAIN wrote:

The UN is nothing but a format for America hating despots to come to our country and rant against us and for foreign diplomats to line their corrupt pockets with American taxpayer dollars. The UN has lost all its credibility as a world organization with power to do anything, and is mainly funded by the USA with no return on that investment. We should mandate that the UN be moved to the Hague where it would be more at home. We could then take the UN building and use it for some good such as a homeless shelter, or shelter for abused women and children.

Sep 24, 2012 6:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

“Israel has no roots in Middle East?”

Well, the I guess if they rebuild THEIR temple, the ruins of which are clearly visible as pre-dating Islam – then their should be no problem. If Israel has no roots in the Middle East – then no one has roots in the Middle East.

Sep 24, 2012 6:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FedUpFL wrote:

Ahmadinejad said. “If someone insults, what would you do?” – You ignore the offender and walk away, like a rational human being. You are neither, Moe.

Sep 24, 2012 6:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Why should Iran abide by a treaty that israel won’t even sign.

Sep 24, 2012 6:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gabriela1 wrote:

Just noise. Nothing to see here. Nothing to see here.

Sep 24, 2012 6:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

Time to abandon Israel. Why piss off 1.5 Billion Muslims? Let American Liberal Jews go fight for Israel Not our problem.

Sep 24, 2012 6:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sentient02970 wrote:

I just love how the UNITED Nations is the new place to rattle sabres. Wonderful.

Sep 24, 2012 6:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PeterAnastos wrote:

The lessons of history are crystal clear. If Iran is not stopped by force, they will be encouraged to pursue their goals. This is 1939 all over again. Who will stand up this time and stop the insanity before it leads to a world conflagration?

Sep 24, 2012 6:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
John2525 wrote:

After calling Israel a tumor (an insult) and saying it should be wiped from the face of the earth (another insult), he then says, insulting others should be a crime? Wow. This guy should be listed in the definition of “dumb and dumber” in the dictionary.

Sep 24, 2012 6:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
derekcrane wrote:

Isn’t he Obama’s buddy?

Sep 24, 2012 6:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

Just another good reason to get the job done. The Defiant Iranian president??? stirring up more strife and anger via American Soil.I really do hope that Israel strikes Iran soon (The sooner the better). I am so fed up with that tyrant. He is not even President of his Country Iran in my eyes because the elections were rigged (Go Green Party GO!)Again he is saying Israel will be wiped out! The Jews are God’s chosen people and Israel will always be Israel whether he accepts that or not. And as for his comments about insulting the prophets..well I will tell him that he is a lunatic, insane and mentally unstable and so is His prophet Mohammed! No other religious country is going to force their prophet down my throat! I say God is the one who will defend Himself and he needs nobody to fight his battles for him. He could wipe out the world in a wink. And as for Syria and Iran,s involvement in supplying arms I think that the UN needs to get in there and set up the no fly zones el pronto because it is spilling over the borders now into Turkey. This is a grave and dangerous situation that needs to be dealt with immediately!

Sep 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
godbluff wrote:

Too bad it’s not true. Israel is the bane of existence. It is nearly as bad as their traitorous faction of sycophants in congress, hollywood, the MSM and banking et al. Put them on an Island on the other side of Antarctic with no communications.

Sep 24, 2012 7:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NoOin2012 wrote:

These people are snakes with nefarious intentions…they certainly can’t be trusted

Sep 24, 2012 7:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mamawati wrote:

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president.”

Sep 24, 2012 7:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Prof.Taheri wrote:

The details of an Israeli attack on Iran are revealed in Jonathan Bloomfield’s book, “Palestine.”

Sep 24, 2012 7:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Why does the UN let this little monkey talk. They should keep him in his vest with his cymbals on his hands collecting money while his organ grinder grinds away.
On another note- isn’t it interesting the amount of support the American Jews give Obama when he doesn’t even have time to meet with Netanyahu?

Sep 24, 2012 7:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sailordude wrote:

Would he be talking like this if ANYONE BUT OBAMA was the President? I doubt it.

Sep 24, 2012 7:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

This is what you get with an incredibly weak president. No one regards him or Hillary Clinton. One more term of Obama and we are never more more a world power. With the lies and fiasco of seeing our Ambasador dragged through the streets by scavengers and no military response we are seen as an absoloute weak power. Please vote out Obama or the US is finished.

Sep 24, 2012 7:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sysyphus wrote:

People…. please. Israel hasn’t told the truth about anything in decades. Can you say, “Weapons of Mass Destruction”? How about dialog with Palestine? Stealing more land in defiance of UN resolutions? How about Rachel Corrie? Anyone who supports another war based on hallucinations is a nutcase. Israel lies; their days are numbered, and it is their fault, not Iran’s.

Sep 24, 2012 7:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
swissmissled wrote:

Absolute hate filled speech that the UN should not remotely entertain.

Sep 24, 2012 7:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TipiRick wrote:

Everyone must chill until after Romney is inaugurated. Then the US & Israel can act to eliminate this madman, his mullahs of misery and their little project. That will dial back the MB/AQ threat. Strong horse is all they know, so shall it be.

Sep 24, 2012 7:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CDN_Rebel wrote:

Honestly, let Israel attack. Let Israel bomb Iran as much as they possibly can in the week or two before their airforce is too weakened to do big strikes. Then let’s see what Ahmed can cook up in counter-offensive, you know, without killing as many if not more Palestinians than Israelis. If any other countries formally jump on Iran’s coattails then America can come to Israel’s defense, but only to bomb, bomb, bomb… and then bomb some more. No combat soldiers, no casualties, just bombing. Give them a taste of our technology of destruction. Within a year they won’t have any cities left (hopefully Israel will suffer the same fate) and we’ll all be just fine. Problem solved forever – mutual destruction and a chance at a new beginning without religious BS.

Sep 24, 2012 7:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
philolson321 wrote:

all this is war propaganda based on the fact that Iran doesn’t want to sell their oil denominated in U.S. dollars. The Petro-dollar must be upheld. That is what the U.S. military presence in the middle east is all about. And I feel sorry for anyone who is ignorant of that fact.

Sep 24, 2012 7:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

Once again we are subject to the work of an interpreter. The translation came out as “During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated.”

The headline suggest Iran is currently threatening force against Israel. Read the report and this translation again, and you may come to an alternate conclusion; that the Iranian leader is talking about the evolution of the ME over thousands of years, and foresees an eventual transformation of the ME in which Israel nolonger exists, with unstated means to this end (self-destruction, demographic evolution, economic destruction, armed conflicts, or other).

Sep 24, 2012 7:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZWarrior wrote:

Someone remind Iran that Israel has actual nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. Push them into a “use them or lose them” situation and see what happens.

Sep 24, 2012 7:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
c0re wrote:

this seems to be coming to a head, lets hope we (US) can just let these two fight it out between themselves and not get involved.

Sep 24, 2012 8:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote: should thank your lucky stars that Obama was elected. Because with McCain/Palin your cities, your infrastructure and your economy would already be in ruin. The neocons in this country do not need much provocation to unleash “shock and Awe” on any country. Mind your manners.

Sep 24, 2012 8:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

philolson321…your comment seems just a tad misguided. The U.S.doesn’t use or buy Iranian oil. The U.S.currently imports 13% of our oil from the Middle East. And that comes primarily from Saudi Arabia. Europe and China buy Iranian oil.

Sep 24, 2012 8:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
csm wrote:

The ignorance of large swaths of the world’s population is exhibited by Ahmadinajad’s historical knowledge. Abraham lived, as the first Hebrew (that’s what the Jews used to be called) in about 2215 BC. That’s 4,227 years ago. Unless someone is a complete ignoramous I’m not sure how they could make such a statement that Israel doesn’t have a history in the Middle East. The Persians (that’s what the Iranians used to be called) ceased being a tiny outpost like all the other non-dominant nations in 539 BC. That’s 2,551 years ago. Their famous King Cyrus was the Persian (Iranian) King that year and thereafter and was the king who paid for the captive Jews (the Hebrews) to return to Israel for the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem. The Persians (Iranians) were, at that time the Medes and the Persians with the Mede co-ruler being Darius the Mede. It wasn’t until 521 BC that the Medes were eliminated which makes that the actual beginning of the existance of the Persians. So 2012 plus 521 equals 2533 years for the existance of the Iranians (Persians)or a little less than half the number of years the Israeli nation has existed. The interim history includes the diaspora (despersion of people) of the Jews throughout the world’s nations but not all of them. Jews always maintained a presence in Israel even when they were banned by various conquerors throughout the years after the Roman Empire destroyed the temple.

Sep 24, 2012 8:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mamawati wrote:

ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez Tue. 15 January 2008

I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz … We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art,
international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.

And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.

Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe

Sep 24, 2012 8:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlfredReaud wrote:

Mr. Ahmadinejad must stop hitting that crack pipe before going up to podium at the UN. It is addling his brain. Lets give one small example: “Iran has been around for the last seven, 10 thousand years. They (the Israelis) have been occupying those territories for the last 60 to 70 years, with the support and force of the Westerners.”

That’s an interesting revision of history. Israel, AKA the Jews, predate Babylon in the area of the Middle East. Babylon originated ~1900 BCE. Persia originated in ~600 BCE. Just a smidgen of history study alleviates foot-in-mouth syndrome. Maybe it’s the Iranweb and the blocking of Google that are causing these errors of historical fact.

You’re forgetting on tiny little fact, Mr. Ahmadinejad, that will be your downfall. Israel has a gun. Iran doesn’t. Must I quote Sung Tsu to a leader of a foreign nation? If it comes to fisticuffs between Israel and Iran, y’all better hope that the US does intervene, because the other option is that Israel draws that gun, and you’ll surrender for the same reasons Japan did.

Sep 24, 2012 8:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Meanwhile, President Obama is on the View.

Sep 24, 2012 8:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

News flash to Ahmadinejad. The Arabs don’t like the Persians. Your calculations that they will help you fight Israel is inaccurate. Your buddies in Syria are being removed from their seats of power as we speak. Don’t fear Israel and the US. Fear the Suadi’s, Turks, Muslim Brotherhood, etc. China and Russia only cares about Oil and is more than happy to sit by and wait for first crack at the oil contracts after your regime is removed from office, just like they did in Iraq.

Sep 24, 2012 9:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Mainstream media propaganda at it’s best. Where and when did Iranian president said that Israel to be eliminated? Only Reuters said it!! The US is not going to have another illegal, unconstitutional, undeclared War! Stop spreading the lies. We are not stupid!

Sep 24, 2012 9:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
IsraelLobby wrote:

Iran cant even make enough gasoline or food for itself and were somehow supposed to believe that it is a threat to Israel? Give me a break. Israel has no shame. Israel owns Congress (AIPAC), the media and Wall Street in this country. Wake up people. Read THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY by John J. Mearsheimer. Oh yeah, this headline is totally taken out of context, why would Ahmadinejad ever speak so rash about this subject, especially in New York? The spin is laughable. The Zionist owned media at it again.

Sep 24, 2012 10:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

I don’t know about you, however I for one want to see Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu in the cage for an ultimate fight match. No weapons no shoes, no rules no referee – just them and their underwear. Last man standing is the winner.

They are both loud mouth frogs who seem to love to bring the USA in the mix of their religious turf war. And yep – we are suckers and like idiots get involved in their religious scraps with our money and blood on the ground.

Sep 24, 2012 11:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

IsraelLobby…you are either an idiot, stoned or in some kind of super state of denial like the world has never seen. I’madinnerjacket has a history of making such statements while attending the U.N. meeting in New York. That’s why he was warned before hand. Media my azzzzz.

Sep 24, 2012 11:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
truesabil wrote:

The Actual Quote:

So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in Farsi:

“Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.”

That passage will mean nothing to most people, but one word might ring a bell: rezhim-e. It is the word “regime.” pronounced just like the English word with an extra “eh” sound at the end. Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime. This is a vastly significant distinction, as one cannot wipe a regime off the map. Ahmadinejad does not even refer to Israel by name, he instead uses the specific phrase “rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods” (regime occupying Jerusalem).

So this raises the question.. what exactly did he want “wiped from the map”? The answer is: nothing. That’s because the word “map” was never used. The Persian word for map, “nagsheh” is not contained anywhere in his original Farsi quote, or, for that matter, anywhere in his entire speech. Nor was the western phrase “wipe out” ever said. Yet we are led to believe that Iran’s president threatened to “wipe Israel off the map.” despite never having uttered the words “map.” “wipe out” or even “Israel.”

Sep 24, 2012 11:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

why do they allow this moron to come to the US in first place?… put his name in a couple of terrorist lists and let him screech from his burrow.

Sep 24, 2012 12:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gonzo311 wrote:

In 5,000 years of Egypt’s ancient written history, not a single time “Israel” is mentioned. Nor does Israel appear at all in the ancient maps. Israel is a sham nation. Created artificially by the House of Rothschil in 1948 to gain political control. Al of Israel’s history books are lies and stolen myths from older cultures. Ahmadinejad is correct. Israel doesn’t belong in the Middle East. A few days ago, Henry Kissinger predicted that in 10 more years Israel will not exist any longer.

Sep 24, 2012 12:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

In my books Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu are equally contemptuous. Both are extremists that should be voted out of office ASAP.

Sep 25, 2012 1:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
happy_12 wrote:

and who is going to be eliminated?

Sep 25, 2012 1:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Yesterday reuters told us that Iran was singled out by Ban Ki Moon – then you read the actual quote – they were NOT.

Today reuters tells us that Ahmedinijad says Israel will be eliminated – then you read the quote –

“We don’t even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated.”

And find out that he did NOT.

What kind of sickening, war mongering progaganda outlet is this??

Sep 25, 2012 2:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Wahidecru wrote:

Jews are killed by so called western country Germany but not by muslims.Iran has never attacked any country in modern history but Israel has attacked many countries . So Israel is a threat to world peace and stability. Iran threats are just verbal but not practical.

Sep 25, 2012 3:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sanity1776 wrote:

There’s so many things wrong with this article it’s hard to know where to begin. Just more western war propaganda. For a start any news outlet that continues to repeat the ‘wiped off the map’ meme is simply a joke at this stage. And isn’t it funny how Israel’s constant threats to attack Iran (for its legal & peaceful nuclear power program)which would cause a massive catastrophe are somehow ‘moral’ – while Iran’s insistence that it will defend itself against this war crime by Israel & strike back is ‘disgusting, offensive and outrageous’. Yes, how dare Iran defend itself against unprovoked Zionist aggression. What’s truly ‘disgusting, offensive & outrageous’ (apart from Israel) is this entire article. Iran has the largest Jewish population in the M.E outside of Israel so to claim they’re ‘anti-semitic’ is just another lie.

Sep 25, 2012 3:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rxantos wrote:

Have anyone actually read the article?

He is not saying that he wants to wipeout Israel. He is just stating that if Israel attacks Iran the threat will be eliminated. Any SANE SOVEREIGN country would do the same.

Or do you people suggest, that if the USA is invaded by lets say China, the people of the USA should simply submit and let it happen? Because thats exactly what you are asking from Iran.

Sep 25, 2012 3:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sanity1776 wrote:

To KDupre – Iran has NOT been threatening to murder Jews for decades. Iran has the largest Jewish population in the M.E outside of Israel – who worship freely & are guaranteed a seat in parliament. You’re obviously just another retarded moron who knows nothing about the situation and probably believe they’ll still find WMD’s in Iraq any day now. Sheesh, how stupid are people that they continue to trust the very same governments (the US & Israel) who have been caught lying to them over and over again. I suppose you still believe that Israel has been attacked by all its neighbors over the decades when, in reality, it was Israel who attacked first in every instance. Of course, REAL history – as opposed to fictional Zionist soundbites – might actually take 5 mins of your time to research which I suspect is 4.59 secs longer than your ability to concentrate on any particular subject.

Sep 25, 2012 3:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sanity1776 wrote:

*Iran has signed the NNPT & is legally entitled to develop nuclear tech for power & medical purposes. ISRAEL HAS NOT & possesses hundreds of illegal nuclear weapons (from technology it stole of America & then on-sold to Americas cold war enemy – Russia)
*Iran has followed the terms of the NNPT to the letter & allowed inspections of ALL its relevant nuclear sites to date. ISRAEL WILL NOT allow inspectors into its nuclear sites.
*Iran hasn’t attacked another country for well over 200 years. Israel has attacked ALL its neighbors & LIED about it (until it had to fess up).
*Iran hasn’t threatened to attack Israel or any other country. Only defend itself from attack. ISRAEL CONSTANTLY THREATENS to attack Iran (the highest war crime) & has also threatened to nuke European capitals should it be defeated militarily (google Samson Option).
*Iran has a large Jewish population who enjoy all the rights of that the rest of its population do. ISRAEL IS A RACIST apartheid state which occupies & subjugates a whole people (the Palestinians).
*Iran enjoys the support of the majority of the worlds nations (as expressed at the NAM conference recently). ISRAEL IS ONLY PROTECTED from international condemnation by the US’s UN veto.
Israel has NO right to demand NNPT protocols be enforced when it refuses to sign the NNPT itself.

Sep 25, 2012 4:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
KDK1 wrote:

You folks on here crying yet again about what befalls the poor set upon Middle Eastern bully and its head puppet Netinblahoo are pretty slow. Headquarters must be delighted.

Sep 25, 2012 4:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sanity1776 wrote:

The depressing level of intellect of most commentators on this article becomes apparent from the amount of times I see the ‘wiped off the map’ lie repeated.
Even Israel’s Deputy PM had to admit that it was a lie just 6 weeks ago on Al Jazeera. Of course – he initially made the same claim before being confronted on it & having to admit it that NO, it wasn’t true at all. How shameful! But that about sums up the complete lack of morals of those who would agitate for more war in the M.E

Sep 25, 2012 4:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SamLorac wrote:

Another case of mistranslation and misinterpretation as well as media spin…as has been the proven case with some of his past remarks. That can be researched and confirmed easily if you Google “wipe Israel off of map”…and you will find it from mainstream sources. Concerning this remark, from the Jerusalem Post: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the Washington Post on Sunday that the Israeli-Arab conflict should be resolved by allowing the Palestinians to vote the “Zionist regime” out of existence.
There is a huge difference between Judaism, a religion, and Zionism, a political ideology. There are many Jews, like me, and even Rabbis, who do not support the Zionist state of Israel, as there are many Christians who do. There are many Christian Zionists in the US.

Sep 25, 2012 4:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
1919afgh wrote:

Israel is the main source of global tension, wars and enmities.
Israel has repeatedly threatened Iran, has attacked on other independent countries such as Iraq, Syria and the Arabian countries and has occupied their territories. Israel has provided hundreds of nuclear warhead, displaced millions of defenseless people, manipulated many state-run terrorist groups and has killed hundreds of thousands of innocents so far- in less than seven decades since its birth on 1948. Iran has done none of these in the last centuries.

Sep 25, 2012 6:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Iqballatif wrote:

Ahmadinejad and ‘Mahdaviat’

Ahmadinejad calling Israel a “tumour” and constant roaring the words of Ayatollah Khomeini that Israel should be wiped off the map is part of the plan to expedite ‘The Dooms day.’ The politics of those who believe in the ‘Rapture’ have a different meaning, when politics is enthused by the will of puritanical extremists to expedite the ‘doomsday’ the universal collateral damage means nothing. It is one thing to predict ‘The Rapture’ with no standing armies and quite another when you are on verge of a nuke.

Ahmadinejad’s ideology of ‘global chaos’ is corner stone of Iranian state policy. President Ahmadinejad too is a firm believer in a Shiite version of ‘Mahdaviat’ like ultra-orthodox Sunni Juhaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Saif al Otaibi did. The case of entering the Holy Mosque in Mecca is originally linked to the expected Mahdi issue. The Grand Mosque Seizure on 20 November 1979, was an armed attack and occupation by a deviant rebellious clan of the Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam. The rebels stated that the Mahdi, or saviour of Islam, had arrived in the shape of one of the insurrectionary leaders, Mohammed Abdullah al-Qahtani, and called on Muslims all over the world to demonstrate their allegiance to him. The Saudi Arabian authorities issued statements saying the Mecca incident was the work of Muslim fundamentalists and no Westerners were involved. Yet in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini went on to tell his radio listeners, “It is not beyond guessing that this is the work of criminal American imperialism and international Zionism.” Muslim anti-American global demonstrations followed in the Philippines, Turkey, Bangladesh, eastern Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.

It is argued that “Presidential obsession” with similar ‘Mahdaviat’ leads Mr. Ahmadinejad to “a conviction that leaves little room for compromise. He thinks that the Mahdi will come in near future as his knight in shining armour? The only missing link that in Presidents opinion delays Mahdi’s arrival is that world is still far too peaceful, the degree of clash and disasters that will set the chain of celestial events of ‘Mahdaviat’ have to gather speed.

In 1979 the attack was led by Juhaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Saif al Otaibi who wanted to create ‘global chaos.’ He belonged to a dominant family of Najd. He declared his brother-in-law Mohammed Abdullah al-Qahtani to be the Mahdi, or saviour of Islam, whose coming at end of times is foretold in many of the hadiths of Prophet Muhammad. Juhaiman Saif al Otaibi was from “one of the principal families of Nejd. He was a cleric, an ex- student of Sheikh Abdel Aziz al Baaz, who went on to become the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia. How wrong the Imam was? The post mortem of the allegation of Imperialistic-Zionist plot, it was all about a global war and global chaos with key issue being the expediting of the ‘Doomsday’ he was looking for ‘The Rapture.’ They entered the Mosque because they had a scenario for the course of the group, after swearing allegiance to Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mahdi (Muhammad Abdullah Al Qahtani). They adopted the scenario from the apocalyptic books of Dissentions and Signs of Doomsday. This scenario states that “The man swears allegiance at the corner of the Mosque, and this man performs a sit-in there and then an army comes from Tabuk only to be destroyed. Then this man comes out of the Holy Mosque, travels to Medina and fights the Antichrist.” Later on, he leaves Medina and travels to Palestine and fights the Jews there and kills them. Jesus Christ then comes back to break the cross and kill the swine. Afterwards, they will go to Syria and pray at the Umayyad Mosque and then Doomsday will occur. This was the scenario of the group according to the books of Dissentions and Signs of Doomsday. But three days later, it became clear that Al-Mahdi was killed in the Holy Mosque. Juhaiman also refused to believe that Mahdi was killed, and refused to declare that Mahdi was killed.

The ‘Iranian mess’ is a component of that uncompromising ideological fixation. The altercation with America and Israel and wish to empower Iran with nuclear programs are all designed to lay the foundation for the Mahdi’s return.” Creation of universal strife and commotion is very much a part of Mahdaviat. Peace and cohabitation in the world means ‘Mahdaviat’ becomes superfluous. Iranian President is duty bound to help create environ which is conducive to Mahdi return, unfortunately ‘universal peace’ does not help the prophecies that are integral part of his understanding of the scriptures.

The President does puts his money where his mind is, in 2004, as mayor of Tehran, Mr. Ahmadinejad clandestinely instructed the city council to construct a magnificent boulevard to orchestrate and prepare for the Mahdi arrival, as a President he has allocated $17 million for a blue-tiled mosque closely associated with Mahdaviat in Jamkaran, south of the capital.

Present insanity, psychosis, wars and craftiness in politics of the Middle East has religious historical conjecture; higher the chaos and bigger the noise, the greater the chances of a divine intervention. Very few in the West can understand the undercurrents of self- obliteration so evident in Nasrullah’s cult and multitude of suicide bombers. The question is to analyze events in context of the prophecies of ‘doom and gloom’ for the infidels as firmly believed by the leadership in Iran.

Sep 25, 2012 6:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@iqballatif: If you need to find a publisher everytime you want to make a point, you obviously don’t have one. A point, that is.

Just can’t wrap my head around (the many) people on this board that try and rationalise war. What the hell is wrong with all of you…

Sep 25, 2012 7:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ireland4Gaza wrote:

Israel has 300 never inspected nukes and has never signed a treaty. Who is Bibi to talk, Americans are very sick of Bibi beating the war drums, interfering in the USA election and acting like a heartless bully. Israel takes most of the USA foreign aid. I would rather see it go to a poor country that does not commit ethnic cleansing, land theft, and war crimes like Cast Lead. Even people in Israel do not support Bibi, the peace movement is the answer not Bibi. I hope Obama ingnors him completely.

Sep 25, 2012 7:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:


Nice post, I see nothing wrong it you simply stated what this lunatic is abiding by for his lunacy ways. Two thumbs up, its too bad not everyone can read with an open mind.

Sep 25, 2012 10:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RonF wrote:

“If someone insults, what would you do?

Make a reasoned reply. Or insult them back. Or ignore them.

Is insulting other people not a form of crime?”


And this is why the type of foreign policy conducted by the present Administration has been a complete and literally abject failure – because the people running it don’t understand that the attitudes and beliefs that the President of Iran expounds here are what he really believes. But he does. And so do a whole lot of men in his culture, especially the ones that own guns and control their armed forces.

Sep 25, 2012 10:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JimRinX wrote:

Ooooh….”Historical Phases”, eh, Makhie Ahmy?

You mean like the ‘hopefully not lon much longer lived “Historical Phase”‘, in which the Re-Basiji of Iran (or, to decipher the Latiin, the ‘Of the Basiji of Iran’) Reigns Supreme, through the Ancient and Time DIS-Honored mechanism of ‘Ulama-rigging’…….the “Historical Phase” in which the Re-Public of Iran, like Rafsanjani, and Khatami, is under “house arrest”!

Fortunately, it’s doesn’t a “cardiac” arrest!!!

No….Not when you had to turn off the streetlights, in nearly every major city, all throughout Iran, and then have anyone with Kleig Lights beaten up by the Basiji Thugs, during the Pro-American, Anti-al Qaeda, Anti-9/11/2001 Terrorist Attacks Protest that spilled – candles, protest signs, and peace signs flashing – into the streets, on 9/12/2001.

Reporters Sans Frontiers has that… I’m sure that it was too “Beastly” for most MSM people to have ever seen.

Sep 25, 2012 10:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RonF wrote:

Israel has 300 never inspected nukes and has never signed a treaty. Who is Bibi to talk

Israel is run by rational people. We can trust them not to use those nukes. Iran is run by a mad man and is backed by religious fanatics who are weighing the possibility of the slaughter of millions if it will gain them the end of destroying Israel. I wouldn’t trust them with a burnt out match.

Sep 25, 2012 10:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kori1010 wrote:

MSM is the lapdog news, they write whatever they’re told, and this story apparently changed a little since morning. So….yeah the translation can be wrong, but we’re not getting news, we’re getting propaganda, along with a kind of script that the world leaders follow along on, all obeying, and if they don’t another earthquake or nuclear event happens, because Murder Incorporated US/UK/Saudi Arabia and whoever else is in the small club of henchment have that technology. This is a script and 7 billion real humans as opposed to them, I don’t call the elite human, are all held hostage. We need to think deeply, not react to any of their problem/reaction/solution news stories and instead write into all our leaders and tell them no, not on my watch!

Sep 25, 2012 11:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

Israel, with the collusion of the Western media, has manipulated Western public opinion to regard Iran as a dangerous rogue, while in fact Israel is more rogue and vastly more dangerous. Intentional misquotes and mis-translations of Iran’s leaders feed the demonization process. Facts are sidelined and suspicions put forward as fact.

On one hand we have the Persian state thousands of years old, with confident and well-educated people, firm in their principles, and resistant to Western culture corruption and hegemony in the ME.

On the other hand we have Israel, a few decades old, people obsessed with persecution, violating international laws and human rights, practicing apartheid, concealing nuclear weapons, threatening pre-emptive aggression, and enjoying protection of “bought” Western governments.

A clear choice in my mind.

Sep 25, 2012 11:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
scythe wrote:

“fake zionist regime”
is an appellation bestowed on netanyahu’s sand castle
by the True Torah Jews based in New York

without authentic restoration by the messiah,
netanyahu’s state is an imposter, a sand castle in the desert
doomed to bleed the american taxpayer of its money and blood

but more relevant than louis charbonneau’s hysteric headlines was the comment from ahmadinejad to reform the un security council

(quote) “Today, we see that some veto holders remain silent over the atomic bombs of the fake Zionist regime [of Israel] or support [the regime], but at the same time they hinder the scientific achievements of other nations,”

Sep 25, 2012 11:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
celtickid05 wrote:

Did he have to come out with this the week before I have a school presentation on Iran? *head in hands* lol

Sep 25, 2012 1:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:

@usagadfly: “We have already provided nuclear weapons technology to Israel and almost certainly nuclear weapons material.”

Where do you get this from? Please – let me know your sources.

@Sanity1776: “ISRAEL HAS NOT & possesses hundreds of illegal nuclear weapons (from technology it stole of America & then on-sold to Americas cold war enemy – Russia)”

Where do you get this from? Please – let me know your sources. By the way, your hysterical use of capitals is really persuasive.

@Ireland4Gaza: “Israel has 300 never inspected nukes…”

Where do you get this from? Please – let me know your sources. By the way, don’t you have somewhere to “march” to?

Sep 25, 2012 1:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

We were successfully able to poison Arafat and Kim Jong Il. But this Iranian nut…. he appears to be resistant to colchicine. Time to bring in Michael Jackson’s pain med doctor.

Sep 25, 2012 4:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be “eliminated,” ignoring a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric ahead of the annual General Assembly session.”

Ahmadinejad is clearly a crack smoking, heroine addict. Gotta love this guy….but I doubt he’ll be around much longer with comments like that. I’m surprised he’s lasted this long.

Sep 25, 2012 5:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AndreWMM wrote:

War seems inevitable. They’re sponsoring terrorists and calling for the destruction of Israel. I’m in awe Obama hasn’t started this yet. If Romney is elected, another war is certain.

Sep 25, 2012 6:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

I hope that BOTH extremists Ahmadinejad AND Netanyahu will be replaced by statesmen capable of promoting justice and peace.

Sep 25, 2012 8:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

President Obama says freedom of speech must be protected and hateful speech should never by used to justify violence.

Perhaps he’d like to apply this concept to Israel’s manipulation and use Ahmadinejad’s hateful speech to help justify their threat of attack on Iran.

….. or are we back to American double standards again?

Sep 25, 2012 9:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
retainon15 wrote:

Pres. Ahmadinejad is all talk. If he meant it he would of done it already. He is looking for support.

Sep 25, 2012 11:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Carlyle_ny wrote:

The Democrats ought to be very pleased … they are now the official American party of filthy anti-antisemitism—in the end, no better than the most criminal and degraded Nazism. Shame on them!

Sep 26, 2012 1:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

Mamawati, your ramblings are not too far off from that of Ahmadinejad, just a different slant. Suck it up, because you are going to have four more years of President Obama. Too bad you don’t understand.

Sep 26, 2012 3:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

Carlyle_ny, you couldn’t be more wrong. Dems are not what you say, and how you come to that conclusion is suspect. Not all Jews support Netanyahu, but they are not anti-antisemites. Nor are Democrats who are sick of extreme views. It’s not extreme to worry about those who threaten you, but it is not too bright to go starting a war. What you are saying, is an extreme rant.

Sep 26, 2012 3:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BajaArizona wrote:

Just because he has ‘president’ in front of his name doesn’t mean he’s Iran’s leader. That would be th Ayatollah. This guy’s really just the ‘mayor’ of Iran.

Sep 26, 2012 11:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeyLikesIt wrote:

I’m getting a real kick out of the flood of Iranian posters pretending to be typical western people.

I wonder if these guys are paid by the number of posts they submitt or by how rediculous they sound…

Sep 26, 2012 3:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MalikTous wrote:

Ahmadinejad lies like Obama. I wouldn’t trust either one as far as he could be thrown. Iran has not had a legitimate government since before the Shah stepped down; the current junta is nothing but a mouthpiece for hamas, al-qaeda, hezbollah, and other jihadist heretics and warmongers. It is Iran who will be ‘eliminated’ when they start something stupid with Israel. All mujadeen, including Ahmadinejad and Khameini, should be executed like Nazi war criminals!

Sep 26, 2012 4:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

@ Rgbviews

President Obama is not biting the bait. For that reason, it is not a double standard. If he were screaming “The sky is falling, the sky is falling;, we’ve gotta take out Iran!”, like Romney, then you might have a point.

Sep 26, 2012 7:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Snowd wrote:

when Ahmadinejad says “and are then eliminated.” he is refering to the disturbances, not the state of Israel.
If I said the USA caused disturbances in Mexico, and so we solved the problem and they were eliminated” it doesn’t mean we elimiated the USA!!

Sep 27, 2012 4:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:

@MikeyLikesIt: because ALL westerners want to see 100’000 dead Iranian children littering the streets of Tehran, in a big ugly war, just because somebody’s feelings in Israel were hurt by a few choice words.

It really is unimaginable that Europeans and Americans could possibly disagree with Israel’s policies, or even (god forbid) those of the US…

As for why he chose the word eliminated, he explains it clearly. When the comment is not taken out of context, it doesn’t have much of a wow factor though, so Reuters leaves it out.

Sep 27, 2012 8:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
texan5555 wrote:

I love it when people refer to Arabs and the like as anti-semites. I do not know about Persiand but Arabs are also semitic and in most cases more semitic than most Jews. So for them to be anti-semitic would mean they would have to hate themselves.

Sep 27, 2012 10:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
FerozeJamal wrote:

The story is misleading going by the quotes you have in it. “We don’t even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated.” That’s not the same as saying Israel will be eliminated.
I hold no torch for Ahmadinejad but this story is incorrect and irresponsible.

Sep 27, 2012 10:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

@life1 re: Ikballatif’s long comment.

He doesn’t really need a point. He is just reminding us that the rational actions of states aren’t all that rational after all. States are full of irrational people and in a democracy they are voters. In autocracies they might be the ruling class.

All three major religions in the west; Christianity, Judaism and Islam seem to have their millenial urges that seem to want the truths of their texts to be acted out in real time, even by force if necessary. They especially like textual passages that look like they promise land and real estate gains to come very true, very quickly. They all seem to have people that think they can hammer, claw and shoot their way into heaven or a perfect world. Iqballatif does not sound like an apologist for any of them. He sounds more like an historian with a lot of detailed information. He knows how to dish the inside information. His comments are too point blank to mean he is a believer in them.

I like to think that Ahmadinejad is actually a closet rationalist and sells his anti-Israeli rhetoric as a vote getter but that when he goes home he has to see to the brass tacks. And he hasn’t been utterly crazy. I think his rhetoric at the UN was tasteless too and there are many ways Israel might be “eliminated”. One would be as simple as a political redefinition of the country that redraws the borders more inclusively because the land might be sacred to three faiths but the borders seem to have a life of their own. That has been the history of the whole Levant since there was a Levant. “God” may not be able to make up his mind on the matter. No country or empire in the region ever seemed to be able to either.

I think religion tends to be used by many of its adherents as a cover for economic interest. Perhaps that’s all many of the adherents can really understand? It has a better element but that is easily snuffed out or ignored by the commotion and the need of the believer to eat and provide for bread and butter issues. And few are very satisfied with the bread without the butter. And there are many who can use religions to pander to the appetites.

BTW – out of curiosity one night I sat down and tried to draw the images and a graphic sequence for the Book of Revelations and got about halfway through before I just got too tired to continue. Sometime I will try to complete the project but I couldn’t find one mention of the so-called “Rapture”. But they are really stunning images and I’m amazed how the writer ever had the dream at all. They did not arise entirely from his physical environment. And they are too hard to date, either when they were written or when they could occur or even how they could occur. Carl Jung thought they were an individuation experience for the writer and as such would never occur as the gross might expect. And that doesn’t make them false either.

Sep 27, 2012 12:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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