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September 23, 2007

Iran President Ahmadinejad Rips US

Iran's President Lashes Out at US


A day before flying to New York to speak directly to the American people, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad struck a confrontational tone Saturday with a parade of fighter jets and missiles and tough warnings for the United States to stay out of the Mideast.

Three new domestically manufactured warplanes streaked over the capital during the parade marking the 27th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Iran, which sparked a 1980-88 war that killed hundreds of thousands of people. The parade also featured the Ghadr missile, which has a range of 1,120 miles, capable of reaching Israel.

Some of the missile trucks were painted with the slogans "Down with the U.S." and "Down with Israel." The parade also featured unmanned aerial surveillance drones, torpedoes, and tanks.

Tensions are high between Washington and Tehran over U.S. accusations that Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons and helping Shiite militias in Iraq that target U.S. troops.

"Those who prevented Iran, at the height of the war from getting even barbed wire must see now that all the equipment on display today has been built by the mighty hands and brains of experts at Iran's armed forces," Ahmadinejad said.

Protests against his Columbia appearance are planned at the university and the United Nations by demonstrators angry at his questioning of the Holocaust and declarations that Israel will cease to exist.

Iran and the U.S. have not had diplomatic ties since militants took over the U.S. Embassy following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Since then, the cleric-led regime has vilified the United States as the "Great Satan."

At the parade, Ahmadinejad repeated his demand for foreign forces to leave the region and urged the United States to acknowledge it has failed in Iraq. Outside the 160,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, there are 40,000 troops on U.S. bases in Persian Gulf countries and another 20,000 in Mideast waters.

On the sidelines of the parade, the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said the event highlighted the "might of Iran's armed forces to its enemies," adding that Iran is ready to retaliate if attacked.

"Iran has drawn up plans to confront enemies in the face of any possible attack," the official IRNA news agency quoted Jafari as saying.

The Bush administration is expected to soon blacklist a unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, subjecting part of the vast military operation to financial penalties. The step would be in response to Iran's involvement in Iraq and elsewhere.

"Learn lessons from your past mistakes. Don't repeat your mistakes," he said in a warning to the United States over its push to impose more sanctions.

**** RESPONSES but only a few that could be found ****

Hunter warns Columbia University Cancel Invitation to Iranian President

September 22, 2007 Mackinac Island, MI...Congressman Duncan Hunter issued a statement this morning from Mackinac Island directed to Columbia University.

"To host the leader of Iran when he supports terrorists that are moving deadly roadside bombs across the Iraqi border to be used against American troops is a slap in the face for the entire 165,000 men and women in Iraq and to those that have served before them," said Hunter.

"If President Lee Bollinger follows through with this hosting of the leader of Iran, I will move in Congress to cut off every single type of Federal Funding to Columbia University. If the left-wing leaders of academia will not support our troops, they, in the very least, should not support our adversaries."

"This event, following the slanderous action of, depicting General Petraeus as "General Betray Us," in the New York Times represents the emergence of the extreme left-wing in American politics." Concluding, "I think it is time for the Democrat party to denounce this fringe element in their party," said Hunter.

Fred Thompson has issued this stern statement regarding Iranian Leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his upcoming visit to the United Nations, and what we must do regarding the threat Iran poses:

"Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the world's premier terrorist state, is speaking before the United Nations next week. He has also asked to visit Ground Zero. If I were President of the United States none of this would have been an issue--I wouldn't have let him into the country in the first place.

"It's time for the world to finally send a stern message to Iran. Ahmadinejad has called for the destruction of Israel, is supporting terrorist groups throughout the Middle East, and is responsible for supplying weapons to extremists who are killing US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. And with Iran's ongoing pursuit of nuclear weapons and development of long-range missiles, that country is a threat not only to the region and our allies, but to the entire free world. It's time for the United Nations to take more serious action against this terror regime.

"The Security Council needs to begin placing comprehensive, multilateral sanctions on Iran's economy, to include banning foreign investment, stopping export credits to companies doing business there, and prohibiting any business dealings with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Iranian banks should be denied access to international banking and financial institutions, and World Bank loans should be suspended. All arms sales to Iran need to be halted. And travel by Iranian officials should be stopped and their assets frozen. Cutting off Iranian access to refined gas imports will certainly get Tehran's attention and cause them to reconsider their priorities. If the UN can't reach agreement on these measures due to continued Russian, Chinese or others' intransigence, then we need to work directly with our allies and go around the UN roadblock.

"The international community has been negotiating with Iran for more than four years to no avail in seeking to halt the mullahs' nuclear program. I believe strongly in diplomacy, but it has its limits, especially when the other side is made up of extremists. If we don't get serious and act now--before they build atomic weapons--the stakes will be even higher, and our hand much weaker. The United States and its allies cannot afford to let that happen. As president, I certainly will not."

Mitt Romney's letter to the UN
( this is a pdf file)

...Thank you Jack for the pdf file of Romney's letter to the UN

Wild Thing's comment........

Reagan kept Arafat from going to the U.N. I realize Ahmadinejad is a head of state. And Arafat at the time was the leader of the terrorist organization, the PLO. But Ahmadinejad is a terrorist also even if he is the President of Iran.

Reagan knew what an insult the appearance of Arafat on US soil would be to the citizens of the country he loved. Unlike today’s ‘leaders’ he chose pride in his country over politics. Just like when he walked out of the talks in Iceland and insisted the “tear down this wall” line be left in a speech. And let’s not forget his little ‘joke’ when he was asked to test the microphone and responded with ‘the bombing begins in five minutes’!

I’ll never understand why would-be leaders don’t catch on that they can do so much to lead without ever firing a shot or invading a country. Like it or not, we set the tone for the rest of the civilized world when it comes to dealing with the increasing threat of Islamofacism. Great Britain would have been much more forceful in dealing with the kidnapping of their sailors in international waters, an open act of war, had they not seen us playing with PC ROE for four years.

Nope, God bless the Gipper for being one of a kind. I can only pray that the Lord will once again send us the leader we need for the times we are in.

And just this............
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
- Winston Churchill

Posted by Wild Thing at September 23, 2007 02:47 AM


Mahmoud Madinthehead Ahmadinejad...Saddam Hussein...Adolf Hitler...Joseph Stalin...Islamofascism...Communism...Nazis...Axis of Evil...Syria...PLO...Hamas...Hezbollah... and WE are the Great Satan? "Death To America / Death to Israel" and WE are the bad guys? DAMN YOU COLUMBIA PERVERSITY & your treasonous ilk!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 23, 2007 04:23 AM

If I were a parent of a Columbia student, I would have them transferred to another school.
And if we are the Great Satan, what does that make them?
We have and will continue to love everyone, no matter who you are.
We are the adopters of the world's orphans--we treat them as our own, even though they are not.
We are the world's doctors, treating the world's sick and infirmed without cost to us.
We feed the world from our bountiful harvests, so no child has to go to bed hungry.
We are the toymakers and storytellers of the world, so every child can have enjoyment in their lives.
We teach the children of this world, so that they may have knowledge to use in their own futures.
We are the policemen and firemen of the world, making sure everyone sleeps well at night and has relative safety in their neighborhoods.
We are the people who pray for the world, so that peace and freedom might someday exist.
We ARE the world's best friend.
How can that be the Great Satan?

Posted by: Lynn at September 23, 2007 07:49 AM

Ackamajerk was involved with attacking the American Embassy in Iran back in 1979. An attack on an American Embassy is an attack against the United States. Bush is going to allow a terrorist whose been at war with the United States for almost 30 years to enter this country. The parents of every GI who've died in Iraq needs to picket the White House and UN on this. This is an insult to their sacrifice since Iran is supplying the means for their deaths.

Posted by: BobF at September 23, 2007 08:08 AM

The repulsive little skidmark needs to die. Slowly. Instead he's invited to Columbia. One wonders where the Jewish community of New York is on this issue. We know where the likes of Schumer and Olberman and Suzlberger are.

Posted by: Rhod at September 23, 2007 08:13 AM

Oh yeah. From Power Line this morning.

Acting Dean and Professor of Columbia's School of Public and International Affairs has said that if Hitler was available, they'd invite him too.

Somehow, knowledge of the process by which an intellectual becomes a complete fu**ing asshole isn't available to us in this world.

Elites have almost always sided with the folks who would kill them.

Posted by: Rhod at September 23, 2007 08:18 AM

If Coumbia University's invitation to Ahmadinejad is some sort of intellectual diversification in the minds of Leftist college administrators, we need new college administrators. As much as I detest the college hierarchy and the weak sister Senators, I really am unsurprised but angry at President Bush. He may be President, but he is the worst "leader" since Carter.

The presidential candidates Thompson and Hunter might be politically posturing a bit, but I really believe both of them mean it and they have the fortitude to take a stand.

Wild Thing is right about Reagan. He, or Teddy Roosevelt, would definitely let that sawed off Iranian moslem terrorist know that he was not welcome anywhere outside the UN.

Posted by: TomR at September 23, 2007 12:58 PM

Where is the outrage from people of the very city that was attacked? Where is the outrage from the two senators from New York? 2,603 New Yorkers died, 24 people remain listed as missing, 1366 people died who were at or above the floors of impact in the North Tower , hundreds were killed instantly by the impact while the rest were trapped and died after the tower collapsed, as many as 600 people were killed instantly or were trapped at or above the floors of impact in the South Tower.

Today New Yorkers get to pay homage to the very iconoclast muzzy terrorist that declared war on the United States in 1979.

The libtards espouse diplomacy, yet Ahmahjinedad and his followers attacked the United States Embassy, an open act of war, took Americans hostage and held them for 444 days under terror, while their head eunuch, Jimmah, let it happen.

Thank God Ronald Reagan was elected, these wild dogs released the hostages the very day Jimmah was gone, knowing full well that Reagan would glaze Tehran over. The only thing more disgusting than Ahmajinedad are those who allow him to come here. That means you Bush!!!

Posted by: Jack at September 23, 2007 02:26 PM

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common
defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to
ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the
United States of America.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or
of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition
the Government for a redress of grievances.

Where does the United States Constitution or the Bill of Rights, in the First Amendment, grant foreigners the freedom to come to this country to libel and slander it's people, it's leader and our way of life under our freedom of speech amendment?

If there is anyone interested here is a very good MP3 to download from CBR Projects Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is a bit large, I downloaded it to hard drive then it can be easily be listened to or burned to CD or MP3 player. A reading of the Bill of Rights Amendments and the Constitution by Don Westcot (voice of PBS NOVA). with music by David Grimes.

Posted by: Jack at September 23, 2007 06:30 PM

Darth, good one...."COLUMBIA PERVERSITY"

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 23, 2007 11:34 PM

Lynn, that is great! Love how you put that all together like that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 23, 2007 11:35 PM

Bob, I read that there are going to be protests at the school and at the UN.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 23, 2007 11:39 PM

Rhod, your right, what the heck kind of brain do these elitists have. What you said is so true, they do side with those that want to kill them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 23, 2007 11:43 PM

Tom, thanks, I was thinking that too of how much of what they said was political posturing. They said it with passion so I am trusting that it came from their hearts and not to get votes. Sad how we think like that about posturing, but they do it so easily it builds distrust.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 23, 2007 11:45 PM

Jack yes, since this cannot be stopped, then I would love to see New Yorkers show their outrage, protest and be loud like only a New Yorker can be. They are good at it, they better use that now with all they have.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 23, 2007 11:48 PM

Jack wonderful comment.
I can't get the link to work, I tried it from inside the comment too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 23, 2007 11:53 PM

So Sorry!!! Once again it proves that I can break an anvil.

Dunno what happened WT, here is the link, it is one heck of a good U.S. Constitution primer for the kids, outlaws, inlaws and scofflaws.

Posted by: Jack at September 24, 2007 12:23 AM

Yippe it is working, that new link is perfect. I am listening to it now. Thank you so much Jack.


Posted by: Wild Thing at September 24, 2007 12:36 AM

PS: Hey Madinthehead Ahmadinejad...Israel's IAF 69th knocked out Syria's nuke bunker last week.... YOU'RE NEXT!!! Don't mess with GOD'S chosen people or with the IAF 69th for they'll fly miles to smoke a camel...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 24, 2007 01:34 AM

Darth, ditto to what you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 24, 2007 11:36 PM

"I’ll never understand why would-be leaders don’t catch on that they can do so much to lead without ever firing a shot or invading a country".
Me neither, I mean just look at that moron Bush.

Posted by: Nigel Greyman at September 25, 2007 07:58 PM