posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:31 AM
Originally posted by MrAndy
I hate to side with Ahmedinejad but the transcript of his speech is entirely the truth. I also fail to see what kind of message a "walkout"
I think it sends a very grim message. It seems childish certainly. But it's for a reason.
They won't sit down and listen to Iran, not even at an NPT conference about nuclear weapons. They've passed a 4th round of sanctions.
I heard on RT news that Ahmedinejad said that the sanctions would effect Iran (which I think is untrue) and that this meant the path to negotiation
with the USA was now closed.
If negotiation has come to a stand still after a 4th round of sanctions. It seems like there might be no more that can be done by diplomacy.
Especially when they won't even talk to each other and walk out on speeches in this manner.
So what's next? Do they wait and see what Iran will do? Is Ahmedinejad merely stalling and getting even more time? Some of the things he says don't
ring true but I've found the man to be a very able and cunning diplomat. And I don't know if Obama is able to handle him.
And given some of Clinton's statements recently and in the past, if it is left up to her this will probably go bad.
Quite frankly I've found her attitude to be rather patronising. Like I can't tell the difference between anti Semitism and anti Zionism.
There have been rumours here on ATS of an Israeli strike in summer. And the US has been told to draw up new attack plans.
So the message this act sends is really not good.