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Old 09-24-2010, 02:38 PM
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Default US walks out on Ahmadinejad's UN speech

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The U.S. delegation walked out of the U.N. speech of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday after he said some in the world have speculated that Americans were behind the Sept. 11 terror attacks, staged in an attempt to assure Israel's survival.
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The U.S. delegation left the hall after Ahmadinejad said there were three theories about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks:

_That "powerful and complex terrorist group" penetrated U.S. intelligence and defenses.

_"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."

The Americans 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."
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Mark Kornblau, spokesman of the U.S. Mission to the world body, issued a statement within moments of Ahmadinejad's attack.

"Rather than representing the aspirations and goodwill of the Iranian people," he said, "Mr. Ahmadinejad has yet again chosen to spout vile conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic slurs that are as abhorrent and delusional as they are predictable."
(Ahmadinejad has called for the destruction of Israel and is deeply at odds with the United States and European allies over its nuclear program and suspicions that it is designed to produce an atomic bomb. Iran says it is only working on technology for electricity generation.)


Heard something on TV about this. It was said the US did not quietly slip out of the room either. They got up and as one body marched out crossing in front of the podium (said the reporter). After that several other nations' delegates also walked out.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: US walks out on Ahmadinejad's UN speech

Walking out looks like a sulk, unfortunately. This is why I favor giving our UN diplomats hand held Play Stations to use during such events.
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Why did they wait to walk out? They should have left immediately after this nutbag took to the floor.
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Why did they wait to walk out? They should have left immediately after this nutbag took to the floor.
If they knew he was coming why bother even going to the event?
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