Just when you thought he couldn't get any more batshit insane, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went there.
Speaking at the U.N., he went full on 9/11 truther, claiming that "most" people believe the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks. The reason for such a conspiracy: of course, for Israel.
Here's the story: http://news.yahoo.com/...
Apparently not content with his regime just stoning people to death for their private lives, denying the existence of gay folks while simultaneously executing them, denying the Holocaust and sponsoring a contest for cartoons to make fun of it, cutting off peoples' limbs, enforcing a medieval theocracy, and of course stealing elections, Ahmadinejad had to turn the ridiculousness up another notch.
Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad provoked yet another controversy Thursday saying a majority of people in the United States and around the world believe the American government staged the Sept. 11 terror attacks in an attempt to assure Israel's survival.
If you thought those sorts of opinions were restricted to certain fringe Neo-Nazi groups, they have apparently been embraced by the Iranian regime. Ahmadinejad seems to think they have also been embraced by a "majority" of Americans and a "majority" of the world. I sure hope he's wrong about that.
So what does that "majority" believe?
Ahmadinejad did not explain the logic behind blaming the U.S. for the terror attacks but said there were three theories:- That a "powerful and complex terrorist group" penetrated U.S. intelligence and defenses, which is advocated "by American statesmen." - "That some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime. The majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view."
After Ahmadinejad uttered those words, two American diplomats stood and walked out without listening to the third theory:- That the attack was the work of "a terrorist group but the American government supported and took advantage of the situation."
I think that our diplomats did the right thing by walking out in protest over this verbal diarrhea. And it seems that a number of nations had our back:
Delegations from all 27 European Union nations followed the Americans out along with representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Costa Rica
Right there is pretty much a who's who of the most awesome, progressive nations in the world. So that is the kind of thing that warms my heart in the midst of all of this crazy talk and anti-Semitism.
Finally, we have some pathetic whining from AhmadinnerJacket:
The Iranian leader... also called for setting up an independent fact-finding U.N. team to probe the attacks. That, he said, would keep the terror assault from turning into what he has called a sacred issue like the Holocaust where "expressing opinion about it won't be banned".
How can expressing an opinion about the Holocaust be supposedly banned when they had a whole conference and cartoon contest for doing exactly that??
In the end, I hope that the world chalks these Ahmadinejad mouth turds up to the further ramblings of an idiot. But on the other hand conspiratorial accusations about 9/11 seem to be the zombies of the rhetorical world - they refuse to die.