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Originally posted by uberarcanist
Flag and star for you providing this excellent information. I encourage all others to do the same.
Originally posted by u2r2h
Very interesting... Form your own opinion. (and imagine how Bush would dodge questions..)
Again, he HINTS AT 911 INSIDE JOB :
"If the root causes of 9/11 are examined properly -- why it happened, what caused it, what were the conditions that led to it, who truly was involved, who was really involved "
MR. COATSWORTH: One by one, it is, yes. (Applause.)
The first question is: Do you or your government seek the destruction of the state of Israel as a Jewish state?
PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD: We love all nations. We are friends with the Jewish people. There are many Jews in Iran living peacefully with security. You must understand that in our constitution, in our laws, in the parliamentary elections, for every 150,000 people we get one representative in the parliament. For the Jewish community, one-fifth of this number they still get one independent representative in the parliament. So our proposal to the Palestinian plight is a humanitarian and democratic proposal.
Originally posted by tetsujin420
This may be a little off topic but I am appalled the total disrespect that was given to this man. I can understand the protesters but what was up with the moderators and questioners? They should have gone into the forum with open minds like true scholars and not an “America is King” mentality. Oh yeah flag and star for you, nice find!
President Ahmadinejad: The International Atomic Energy Organization -- Agency has verified that our activities are for peaceful purposes. But there are two or three powers that think that they have the right to monopolize all science and knowledge. And they expect the Iranian people, the Iranian nation, to turn to others to get fuel, to get science, to get knowledge that's indigenous to itself -- to humble itself. And then they would of course refrain from giving it to us too.
So we're quite clear on what we need. If you have created the fifth generation of atomic bombs and are testing them already, what position are you in to question the peaceful purposes of other people who want nuclear power? (Applause.) We do not believe in nuclear weapons, period. It goes against the whole grain of humanity.
So let me just tell a joke here. I think the politicians who are after atomic bombs or are testing them, making them -- politically they are backward, retarded. (Applause.)
Originally posted by tetsujin420
reply to post by onthefence81
You do have a valid point about the protests but I feel that it is a person’s right to protest something that they feel is wrong. Now I’m not saying that the Iranian Presidents presence at Columbia was wrong, I was all for it. Please don’t think I’m trying to argue with you, I am only expressing my opinion.
'No homosexuals in Iran': Ahmadinejad
18 hours ago
NEW YORK (AFP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad skirted a question about the treatment of homosexuals in Iran on Monday, saying in a speech at a top US university that there were no gays in Iran.
"In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country," Ahmadinejad said to howls and boos among the Columbia University audience.
"In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don't know who has told you that we have it," he said.