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September 19, 2007

U.S. May Escort Ahmadinejad to Ground Zero!?!

I was just reading about this about an hour ago, and thought I would post it now instead of in the morning. LOOK at this........ sheesh!

U.S. May Escort Ahmadinejad to Ground Zero
Talks Underway After Iranian Requests a Visit

The New York Sun

In a move that has stunned New York, the Bloomberg administration is in discussions to escort the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to ground zero during his visit to New York next week, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said today.

The Iranian mission to the U.N. made the request to the New York City Police Department and the Secret Service, which will jointly oversee security during the leader's two-day visit. Mr. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to arrive September 24 to speak to the U.N. General Assembly as the Security Council decides whether to increase sanctions against his country for its uranium enrichment program.

Mr. Kelly said the NYPD and Secret Service were in discussions with the Iranian Mission about the logistics for the possible visit, and whether it will take place at all. He said that for safety reasons related to ongoing construction at ground zero Mr. Ahmadinejad would not be allowed to descend into the pit.

"There has been some interest expressed in his visiting the area," Mr. Kelly said. "It's something that we are prepared to handle if in fact it does happen."

Mr. Kelly said Mr. Ahmadinejad had not indicated why he wants to visit the site of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

"It is an insult to the memories of those who died on 9/11 at the hands of terrorists, and those who have fought terrorism for years, to allow the president of the world's top state sponsor of terrorism to step foot at ground zero," a spokeswoman for Senator Thompson, Karen Hanretty, said. "Iran is responsible for supplying weapons and supporting extremist who are killing U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to this very day."

Not sure what is going on about this. But here is another article saying differently.

Iranian Leader Was Denied Ground Zero Visit
The New York Times

(Apoparently this is an UPDATE but with a diferent newspaper)

Updated, 5:15 p.m.

An advance team for the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, asked earlier this month that he be allowed to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site during the opening of the United Nations General Assembly next week, but the request was denied, New York City police officials said today.
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly caused considerable confusion earlier today when he suggested that the request was still pending. In fact, police officials said later, the request — made at a meeting that included the Secret Service and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — was denied for reasons of security and safety. They added that Mr. Ahmadinejad’s aides had asked that he be allowed into the pit, where construction is taking place.

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

To even consider it is anti-American. Good Lord what kind of world is this?? I know, but I just had to say that.

This sack of dog feces should not even be allowed into our country. If we feel we have to let Ahmawhackjob visit the UN then that should be the ONLY place he sets foot, nowhere else. Allow him to be driven to the UN and back the the airport, nowhere else, and for heaven’s sake do not allow one of the world’s leading terrorists to go make Islamo-terrorist propaganda at Ground Zero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at September 19, 2007 07:44 PM


NYPD has just recently said “NO”, good for them. The guy is a piece of crap. Also, it would be highly unusual for the Secret Service to be involved with this type of detail. They do not do Heads of State, that detail would fall upon the State Department. The last time I recall them doing a Head of State was back in 89-90 when the Pope came to the US. Of course things could have changed from when I last worked with them which has been a few years back.

Posted by: John 5 at September 19, 2007 09:22 PM

Sheesh!!! If they let him in it's time for a one day furlough for David Berkowitz, I'd chip in a box of .44's if someone else will buy old Dave a burger. Chuck Shumer is probably primping for the photo-op with Bloomberg and Ahmadinejad already.

Posted by: Jack at September 19, 2007 10:31 PM

John 5 thank you for your input.
I don't put anything past Ahmadinejad so nothing should surprise me but this did and it shocked me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 19, 2007 11:12 PM

Jack, good one, that Bloomberg makes me sick like the others do. I have really had it with these rino's and traitors.

What the heck happened to people loving our country and feeling loyalty to it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 19, 2007 11:15 PM

... why not Dealey Plaza instead, and in front of that Texas Book Depository building? And in an open limo too, eh? Mahmoud 'Madinthehead' Ahmadinejad is Hitler and Stalin rolled into one pita bread! Happy Ramadan too New York City, and to Minnesota's Keith Ellison as well.

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 19, 2007 11:53 PM

As sad as this sounds, I believe that now the Secret Service does do heads of state and if state grants his visa and Amaboobjob wants to go there then they have no choice but to protect him.
This is sickening.
I used to always say there was a time when the good guys would be forced to do a bad thing like this. There will be Pro-America protesters and this is good but can they really go up against the SS who are just doing their jobs that they are sworn to do?
I hope State does the right thing and refuses his visa or makes it where he can only go to the UN (###spit###) and his hotel.

Posted by: navycopjoe at September 19, 2007 11:58 PM

10-4 Skipper CO-P Joe but Iran (and its Iraniacs) IS a terrorist state and in the Axis of Evil, so in this case, 'Mad Dog In E Jad'
shouldn't receive USSS protection...How about if we defer his security to the MOSSAD! Fly safe!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 20, 2007 02:01 AM

I think that Ahmadinanutjob should be allowed to visit ground zero escorted by first responders. He should also be allowed to descend into the pit under the supervision of the construction crews. Oooooooops! and Splat! One less terrorist.

Posted by: Les at September 20, 2007 02:39 AM

They told him NO, thank God.
But I wish they'd said Yes, then some assassin could have knocked him off with one shot.
He should be shown what his arrogance did.
But he wouldn't care.
He's a terrorist.

Posted by: Lynn at September 20, 2007 05:01 AM

This little creep was involved in the Hostages in '79, as soon as he steps off the plane he should be arrested and jailed.

This is on the order of an Eichman or Borman visiting the Halocaust museum.

Posted by: Mark at September 20, 2007 08:58 AM