Capitalizing on the anti-American & anti-Semitism sentiments world-wide, Iranian President Adolf Ahmadinejad gave a speech to the UN General Assembly tonight just hours after President Bush spoke, where Ahmadinejad often invoked 'human rights,' the 'Almighty God,' 'love' and 'peace.'
I suppose if one were inclined to distrust the United States, Israel or Britain; the speech -rich in rhetoric, might enflame the passions of the human spirit. Of course that is exactly what Adolf desires.
In the speech, (video provided by Hot Air among others, and a transcript here), Ahmadinejad criticizes the United States and Britain for the war in Iraq, and Afghanistan:
Some occupy the homeland of others, thousands of kilometers away from their borders, interfere in their affairs and control their oil and other resources and strategic routes, while others are bombarded daily in their own homes; their children murdered in the streets and alleys of their own country and their homes reduced to rubble...And here he labels Israel the 'aggressor' in the conflict with Hezbollah:
...Occupation of countries, including Iraq, has continued for the last three years. Not a day goes by without hundreds of people getting killed in cold blood. The occupiers are incapable of establishing security in Iraq. Despite the establishment of the lawful Government and National Assembly of Iraq, there are covert and overt efforts to heighten insecurity, magnify and aggravate differences within Iraqi society, and instigate civil strife.
For thirty-three long days, the Lebanese lived under the barrage of fire and bombs and close to 1.5 million of them were displaced; meanwhile some members of the Security Council practically chose a path that provided ample opportunity for the aggressor to achieve its objectives militarily.Ahmadinejad continues declaring its right to nuclear power, and implies the Security Council's lack of recognizing that right:
All our nuclear activities are transparent, peaceful and under the watchful eyes of IAEA inspectors. Why then are there objections to our legally recognized rights? Which governments object to these rights? Governments that themselves benefit from nuclear energy and the fuel cycle. Some of them have abused nuclear technology for non-peaceful ends including the production of nuclear bombs, and some even have a bleak record of using them against humanity...More Anglo-American bashing:
...The question needs to be asked: if the Governments of the United States or the United Kingdom who are permanent members of the Security Council, commit aggression, occupation and violation of international law, which of the organs of the UN can take them to account? Can a Council in which they are privileged members address their violations? Has this ever happened? In fact, we have repeatedly seen the reverse.Ahmadinejad then implores the UN to regain its legitimacy and effectiveness by, you guessed it, putting anti-Western representatives on the Security Council with veto power:
It must be acknowledged that as long as the Council is unable to act on behalf of the entire international community in a transparent, just and democratic manner, it will neither be legitimate nor effective...And then he continues on with love, peace, progress, etc. etc. etc.
...the Non-Aligned Movement, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the African continent should each have a representative as a permanent member of the Security Council, with veto privilege.
It must be noted that Mr. Adolf Ahmadinejad's speech was idealistic to the point that Iran itself is a far cry of, or more accurately, the atithesis of which the moral freedoms and responsibilities he preaches.
He then declares that the world longs for the return of the Messiah. If you have swayed the UN as you have apparently swayed France, Mr. Ahmadinejad, you and too many others may meet Him before we do. Guaranteed.
Allahpundit views it as Orwellian. Agreed.