Video: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad kisses coffin at Hugo Chavez's funeral

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posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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www.telegraph.co.uk...

This is an interesting contrast to the picture of Ahmadinejad painted in the Western media. He spent the better part of the funeral procession mourning, embracing Hugo Chavez's mother, and in tears.




posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 08:36 PM
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don't believe what the media about the man . i find him very respectable and a decent human being , i think many western leaders could learn a lot for the guy if our leaders were not so greedy and corrupt.
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posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 09:19 PM
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I don't wholly believe all what is said of the man, but you are saying his must be what? A saint because he can give a perception? Isn't that what people in the lime-light do? Offer a perception of one character to sway the masses? I don't doubt the sincerity here, but to offer this as a counter doesn't really add-up. Politicians kiss babies and get photo-ops with children; then turn around and kill and maim hundreds....don't buy the perception of either at this point in my opinion.



posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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from wikipedia

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Persian: محمود احمدی نژاد‎, Mahmūd Ahmadinezhād [mæhˈmuːd(-e) æhmædiːneˈʒɒːd] ( listen),[2][3][4] born 28 October 1956)[5][6] is the sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the main political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a coalition of conservative political groups in the country. An engineer and teacher from a poor background,[7] Ahmadinejad joined the Office for Strengthening Unity[8] after the Islamic Revolution. Appointed a provincial governor, he was removed after the election of President Mohammad Khatami and returned to teaching.[9] Tehran's council elected him mayor in 2003.[10] He took a religious hard line, reversing reforms of previous moderate mayors.[11] His 2005 presidential campaign, supported by the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, garnered 62% of the runoff election votes, and he became President on 3 August 2005.[12][13] His second presidency term ends on 3 August 2013. He is not eligible to run for another term under the current Iranian constitution. Ahmadinejad is a controversial figure both within Iran and internationally.[citation needed] He has been criticized domestically for his economic lapses[14] and disregard for human rights.[15] Internationally he is criticized for his hostility towards some countries, most notably Israel, and the United States of America. He launched a gas rationing plan in 2007 to reduce the country's fuel consumption, and cut the interest rates that private and public banking facilities could charge.[16][17][18] He supports Iran's nuclear program. His election to a second term in 2009 was widely disputed[19][20] and caused widespread protests domestically and drew significant international criticism.[21] On 14 March 2012, Ahmadinejad became the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran to be summoned by the Islamic Consultative Assembly to answer questions regarding his presidency.[22][2


never did i say he was perfect or a saint he is a human being who makes mistakes but he has some great ideas as how to govern a country


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posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 10:33 PM
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Over 30 leaders were there to pay respects to Hugo Chavez











Where's a sinkhole when you need one?



posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 10:37 PM
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My reply was in general given the OPs post. It was brief but can be inferred that we should all love the guy and think of him as a snug bear. The man is human and obviously held respect of Chavez. That is his view. But the inference was this "he isn't all that bad see...he kissed the coffin!"

I try my best not to disparage others, and in this instance, I cannot say that this is a valid counter to how he handles himself outside of this situation. Wishing death upon multiple nations isn't washed away with a simple show of humanity.



posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 10:40 PM
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I wonder how many will come pay their respect when Dick Cheney or any of the Bush cabal dies.

I guarantee it won't be as nearly as many as Chavez got.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by GeisterFahrer
Over 30 leaders were there to pay respects to Hugo Chavez


Where's a sinkhole when you need one?


lol, they have allies regardless of how much the Western media tell you they are isolated.. You wouldn't think over 100 countries are behind Iran with their nuclear program either, would you?



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 05:57 AM
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Whatever. Either he's really upset over the loss of a political ally or he's really upset over the loss of someone who he considered a friend or he's a really good actor for the worlds cameras ... or any combination of those. No one knows what is really going on behind the masks these politicians wear. Only God knows ....



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:06 AM
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nevermind
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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 05:06 AM
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My opinion, it is also cultural. I've met and befriended a lot of Iranians. They mourn intensely, like you wouldn't believe.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 09:38 AM
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Correction...Only Allah knows!



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 09:59 AM
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More proof that theocratic fascists such as Ahmadinejad and liberal/socialist dictators such as Chavez have much in common, especially their hatred of America.



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 10:04 AM
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That's not unusual, heck he was in bed with the guy basically. They ran the show together. Them and all the other socialist countries. They choke out their citizens with their laws and won't even let them leave the country. And then give the poor some gasoline and all of a sudden they're heros. Who cares what happens to them they reap what they sow.



posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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No kidding. All the axis of evil guys love each other. They all hate western values and therefore almost by default they are all allies. It's like a unification of degenerate leaders all assembled together.





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