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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Superpowers Made of Straw Are Behind All Wars

...allow me to say a word to the man who won his elections by spending billions of dollars and by a court order, thus becoming a leader of a large country. In his speech last night he accused... the Iranian people of opposing freedom. These are people whose arms are submerged, up to the elbows, in the blood of other nations....These people generate wars in Asia and Africa,...These are the people who, in the last century, caused several devastating wars. In one world war alone, they killed over 60 million people.... In the near future, Allah willing, we will put you to trial in courts established by the peoples....
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Bushehr Responds to U.S. President Bush: Superpowers Made of Straw Are Behind All Wars and Conspiracies in the World

Following are excerpts from a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Bushehr, aired on IRINN TV on February 1, 2006.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: One of the fields... One of the fields in which the enemies do not want our people to progress >is the field of science and technology.

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One of the scientific fields in which they insist our people will not gain victory is the field of nuclear technology. Look around you. There are people whose arsenals are full of nuclear weapons. These are people whose arsenals are full of biological and chemical weapons, and today they are opposing our people's research, science, and industrial progress. They all sit together and make decisions, and think that the Iranian people goes by their opinions.

I tell them here and now: Oh imaginary superpowers, made of straw, know that the Iranian people has been independent for the last 27 years, and for 27 years it has been making decisions on the basis of its own will and efforts. On the issue of nuclear energy, our people, Allah willing, will continue in its path until its rights are completely achieved, and the opportunity to progress completely realized. We consider nuclear energy to be the Iranian people's right, and as servants of the people, we will be steadfast until the complete fulfillment of this right.

Finally, allow me to say a word to the man who won his elections by spending billions of dollars and by a court order, thus becoming a leader of a large country. In his speech last night he accused the Iranian people of violating human rights. He accused the Iranian people of opposing freedom. These are people whose arms are submerged, up to the elbows, in the blood of other nations. Wherever there is war and oppression in the world, they are involved. These people channel their factories to the production of weapons. These people generate wars in Asia and Africa, killing millions and millions of people, in order to help their production, employment, and economy. These are people whose biological laboratories manufacture germs and export them to other countries, in order to subjugate other peoples. These are the people who, in the last century, caused several devastating wars. In one world war alone, they killed over 60 million people.

Today too, wherever there are crimes and conspiracies, and wherever there are despotic regimes that are against their own people, you will find their footprints, their schemes, and their support.

Today, they are accusing our people of violating human rights and of violating freedom. In the near future, Allah willing, we will put you to trial in courts established by the peoples. Our people has a culture of martyrdom and self-sacrifice. Our people has culture and civilization. It is a free and revolutionary people.

I say to the superpowers made of straw and to some countries that want to violate our people's rights: The Iranian people will not be affected by your false propaganda. With its unity, high ambitions, and faith, our people will march in pride and triumph, Allah willing.

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Truths 07.Feb.2006 07:11

Alastair

Maybe Bush has met his match. Maybe somethign good will come of the Iran nuclear issue in that Ahmadinejad seems able to cut to the core of Bush's vacuous rhetoric. The more world leaders who make statements such as the above paragraph the less easy it will be for the media to block the truth. Fact is Ahmadinejad is right, and the more people who get to hear him say it the safer we will all be. The European media ran stories last time Ahmadinejad tried his brinksmanship of politicians decrying him as irresponsible and unstable. Now they have him saying, in terms we all understand, that Bush is the dangerous and unstable one. The newspapers can't resist printing this kind of rhetoric, corporate paymasters or not. That has to be a good thing: the public of the Western World need constantly to be reminded of the crimes of regimes that they call governments, and Ahmadinejad seems determined to push that message.

All countries must work for world peace: Ahmadinejad 07.Feb.2006 18:06

Tehran Times

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN -- President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that all countries are obligated to work for world peace and security based on the observance of justice.

The history of Bosnia and Herzegovina in modern times has shown that nations truly desire peace and friendship, he noted at a meeting with the visiting speaker of the Bosnian House of Representatives, Nikola Spiric.

He said the interference of major powers in the affairs of nations has aggravated the scope of war and animosity, a clear reference to the tragic events in Bosnia in the 1990s.

Ahmadinejad said he was pleased that the Iranian government and nation stood by the Bosnian people during their difficult times and said that Tehran would like to expand relations with Sarajevo in all areas.

For his part, Spiric said Bosnia was determined to emerge from the ruins of war and achieve economic progress, adding that it welcomes the expansion of economic ties with Iran.

He briefed the Iranian president on the economic and political situation in his country and pointed to the tremendous potential for increasing bilateral trade, particularly in the industrial, oil, and gas sectors.



 link to tehrantimes.com

A Speech Worth To Heed 08.Feb.2006 08:52

Tom

Thanks Ytzhak to bring this oratory to our attention.

It is good to read the full text of a landmark speech, in place of relying of the MSM edited and distorted 'highlights'. I also fully agree with Alaister's comment.

As my mother used to say to me: One can rely on his enemy, (or preceived enemy) to tell the unvarnished truth about him. It is a bit painfull to say, that Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad statements feels infinitelly more truethful, than our 'Great Leader' propagandistic banalities, (latest example is his SOTU speech) and this is, despite the fact that the regime in Tehran itself, is not exactly a bastion of Democracy. Neverless, their leadership has all the right to defend their country from foreign co-ercion and unmask the hypocracy and the blatant double standard lay against them. I fear, that the clueless American neocon administration, as well as the Israeli governing elite, who are rushing towards a military confrontation with Iran, are in fact wading into another Iraq-like disaster, which will be different, only by its magnitude.