Video: In his own words, why Ahmadinejad wanted to visit Ground Zero

posted at 9:25 am on October 9, 2007 by Allahpundit

Answer: to tell us why we had it coming, just like the crazy wingnuts expected and the idiot left hoped.

Pay close attention to his Holocaust analogy, particularly the part about “examining what really happened.” Click the image to watch.

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Root causes? That’s easy, islam!

Tony737 on October 9, 2007 at 9:37 AM

So he wanted to go to ground zero basically to tell us it’s all our fault.

terryannonline on October 9, 2007 at 9:38 AM

Hey Ahmadhimmijob. The root causes go back to the 7th Century, with the ramblings of Mohammed.

steveegg on October 9, 2007 at 9:41 AM

I think his feelings pride was hurt when he had to share a poster with bin Laden.

abinitioadinfinitum on October 9, 2007 at 9:50 AM

The world is mismanaged, and he wants to change management anointing himself as CEO or Dictator of the Board.

Psychological profiling will surly show traits of megalomania which would be sufficient justification to isolate him where the only person he can be in charge of is himself.

MSGTAS on October 9, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Root causes? That’s easy, islam!

Tony737 on October 9, 2007 at 9:37 AM

Nailed it.

Yakko77 on October 9, 2007 at 10:10 AM

The root causes went in the wash with Sandy Berger’s socks.

Limerick on October 9, 2007 at 10:27 AM

Who does he think he is? The Governer of Mass or something?

Zetterson on October 9, 2007 at 10:44 AM

What’s really really sad here is that too many American leftists would have been perfectly willing to join Ahmadinejad on the “America sucks and it is all her fault” bandwagon. They would join Ahmadinejad in blaming everything on the Jews and American policy. They would even find reasons to excuse the actions of the terrorist scum that were behind the 9/11/01 atrocities. In brutal truth, the American left has far more in common with Ahmadinejad and his mindset than they do with those of us with traditional Ameican values.

Anybody disagree?

highhopes on October 9, 2007 at 10:46 AM

I have to admit. When I read about what the CIA did in his country, I can understand the animosity. I absolutely disagree with how they manifest their anger though. I also wonder if they wouldn’t have hated us anyway.

craig on October 9, 2007 at 10:48 AM

I have to admit. When I read about what the CIA did in his country, I can understand the animosity. I absolutely disagree with how they manifest their anger though. I also wonder if they wouldn’t have hated us anyway.

craig on October 9, 2007 at 10:48 AM

And the beat of “victimhood” goes on! But before feeling too much sorrow for the way American hostage-taker Ahmadinejad feels about the way Iran has been treated, let’s not forget he wants to exterminate a people who truly experienced an attempt at mass genocide a generation ago.

highhopes on October 9, 2007 at 10:55 AM

And the beat of “victimhood” goes on!

In the clip he seemed to be speaking out against victimhood, and the potential for misuse of an event like 9/11 or the Holocaust. We need to remember the victims and kill those responsible, as we did in Nuremberg, but it is also possible for those horrible events to be misused by a leader seeking to expand his own power.

I have to admit. When I read about what the CIA did in his country, I can understand the animosity. I absolutely disagree with how they manifest their anger though. I also wonder if they wouldn’t have hated us anyway.

Much to dislike about Ahmadinejad, but if we were in a situation where a global power like Russia or China had funded a coup d’etat in the U.S. in the 1950′s and then had recently invaded Canada and Mexico, we would certainly be concerned.

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 11:23 AM

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Your white flag is showing.

Limerick on October 9, 2007 at 11:28 AM

I have to admit. When I read about what the CIA did in his country, I can understand the animosity. I absolutely disagree with how they manifest their anger though. I also wonder if they wouldn’t have hated us anyway.

Much to dislike about Ahmadinejad, but if we were in a situation where a global power like Russia or China had funded a coup d’etat in the U.S. in the 1950’s and then had recently invaded Canada and Mexico, we would certainly be concerned.

In the early 50′s, Iran would have become a Soviet client state. The coup was to prevent that. The fear of the USSR was legitimate. We should be planning the second Iranian coup d’etat now.

JiangxiDad on October 9, 2007 at 11:34 AM

Your white flag is showing.

You mistake analysis for capitulation. General MacArthur read Sun Tzu, and so I thought it was a good idea–knowing your enemy is as critical as knowing yourself.

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 11:52 AM

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Analysis is fine. Go for it. Turn it all around and look in every nook and cranny. Do that to a rat and in the end you will discover it is just what you thought it was. Ok…that is my anaylsis.

Limerick on October 9, 2007 at 11:59 AM

In the early 50’s, Iran would have become a Soviet client state. The coup was to prevent that. The fear of the USSR was legitimate. We should be planning the second Iranian coup d’etat now.

I agree with cold war assessment. My point is that we have to account for blowback. Operation Ajax laid some of the ground work for the eventual takeover by Khomeini. What are the possible consequences of your proposed coup d’etat today?

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 12:05 PM

Do that to a rat

When comparing people to rats, we should take into account what was done with “Der ewige Jude”.

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 12:12 PM

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 12:12 PM

Oh I’m well aware of the film Mr.D. I wonder what the blowback was on that?

In your world of analysis no government, ever, would make a decision on anything. ‘Oh my!’ ‘What will be the blowback?’ ‘Let’s think if over some more.’….

Limerick on October 9, 2007 at 12:14 PM

In your world of analysis no government, ever, would make a decision on anything. ‘Oh my!’ ‘What will be the blowback?’ ‘Let’s think if over some more.’….

Sufficient analysis is not tantamount to perpetual navel gazing. I guess one example of sufficient analysis might be the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Oh I’m well aware of the film Mr.D. I wonder what the blowback was on that?

The impact was a further coarsening of a German people who would allow their government to implement the Final Solution. The eventual blowback to the German leaders were war crime convictions and a stronger case for the formation of Israel.

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 12:29 PM

He had no business going anywhere near Ground Zero!! There is nothing he says that I would want to listen to. He can take his “I’m superior to you attitude” and shove it up his arse.

ChrisIansNana on October 9, 2007 at 12:33 PM

What are the possible consequences of your proposed coup d’etat today?

True, we need a thoughtful after-action plan. Iran stands in the way of a pacified Iraq. External military opposition to a pacified Iran cannot be as formidable. Who in the region philosophically supports them?

JiangxiDad on October 9, 2007 at 12:35 PM

Would somebody please drop a very large bomb on this little troll. Please.

trigon on October 9, 2007 at 12:36 PM

Would somebody please drop a very large bomb on this little troll. Please.

trigon on October 9, 2007 at 12:36 PM

I think it is immoral to use US military to try to effect regime change in Iran without first trying to incite a coup or assassinate Iran’s top military and political leadership.

JiangxiDad on October 9, 2007 at 12:47 PM

External military opposition to a pacified Iran cannot be as formidable. Who in the region philosophically supports them?

One consideration should be the reaction of Russia and China, could China dump the dollar and affect U.S. interest rates and the equity market?

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 12:50 PM

And the beat of “victimhood” goes on!
highhopes on October 9, 2007 at 10:55 AM

Now see… I thought my statement was clear enough. I feel bad that they were used and abused to beat back Soviet aggression BUT their response is totally inappropriate. Not victimhood, but perspective. We need to keep perspective if we are going to fix this.

craig on October 9, 2007 at 12:54 PM

I think it is immoral to use US military to try to effect regime change in Iran without first trying to incite a coup or assassinate Iran’s top military and political leadership.

JiangxiDad on October 9, 2007 at 12:47 PM

What do you think of this then? http://junkyardblog.net/archives/2007/10/lessons-from-bu.php

craig on October 9, 2007 at 1:00 PM

craig on October 9, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Discouraging read. Not entirely sure why you sent me there. I meant to say that any prohibition against targeting our enemies’ leaders ought to be removed. If we can target Khadafi, and target bin Laden, I see no reason not to target Ahmadinejad and the mad mullahs before we sacrifice the lives of Americans by sending an army in. If they target our pols. in response, so be it.

JiangxiDad on October 9, 2007 at 1:08 PM

Seems like Mr. A has been chatting with my nitwit governor, Deval Patrick.

D2Boston on October 9, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Much to dislike about Ahmadinejad, but if we were in a situation where a global power like Russia or China had funded a coup d’etat in the U.S. in the 1950’s and then had recently invaded Canada and Mexico, we would certainly be concerned.

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Good analysis, dedalus. I’m more concerned about winning over the Iranian people than the current looney leader. I wonder how much of an obstacle is the failed coup and what hope we have of overcoming that. Even if we subscribed to their victimhood and paid the population off somehow, how determined are they in their hate of “the Great Satan”? In other words, in the big rage pie chart, what percentages are Coup, Jealousy, Religion, and Other?

craig on October 9, 2007 at 1:14 PM

Discouraging read. Not entirely sure why you sent me there.
JiangxiDad on October 9, 2007 at 1:08 PM

If the leader is acting without the support of the populace, then I would have fewer objections to assassination. The linked article makes me think an assassination would turn a lunatic into a martyr.

craig on October 9, 2007 at 1:18 PM

He, Amahdinnerjacket, is voting for Ron Paul!

Kini on October 9, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Not victimhood, but perspective. We need to keep perspective if we are going to fix this.

craig on October 9, 2007 at 12:54 PM

I agree completely. But perspective also requires context. Soviet agression hasn’t been an issue for almost 20 years, the pre-Islamic regime in Iran has been gone far longer than that. Compare that to Ahmadinejad’s recent statements, attitudes, and actions.

There is no way that you are going to convince me that the root cause of tension between Iran and the US is CIA actions back in the 1970s! Too much time has passed for that to be a valid perspective.

highhopes on October 9, 2007 at 1:31 PM

There is no way that you are going to convince me that the root cause of tension between Iran and the US is CIA actions back in the 1970s! Too much time has passed for that to be a valid perspective.

The CIA coup goes back even further, though I think you could find other cases of distrust and anger that go back at least as far (e.g., Cuban Americans with Castro, the Chinese with Japan’s aggression in the 1930′s, African-Americans with pre-civil rights racisim, American Conservatives with the New Deal or Great Society).

dedalus on October 9, 2007 at 1:50 PM

Too much time has passed for that to be a valid perspective.
highhopes on October 9, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Actually, Operation Ajax took place in the early 50′s. And you must be quite young to make a statement like that. 30 (or 50) years is not even enough time for a generation to pass. Circumstances from our youth prejuidice us and we grew up in the lap of luxury. Why is it not possible for them?

craig on October 9, 2007 at 2:27 PM

I have to admit. When I read about what the CIA did in his country, I can understand the animosity. I absolutely disagree with how they manifest their anger though. I also wonder if they wouldn’t have hated us anyway.

Yes, they would have.

That or you’re going to need reasonings for attacks in and/or on Australia, France, Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan, and surely others that I haven’t seen stories on…

gekkobear on October 9, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Good point, gekko.

craig on October 9, 2007 at 3:01 PM

I think we have all failed to appreciate the benefits that would come with submission.

Misogyny is really underappreciated as so few of us have experienced it first hand. I’m willing to try.

Women as chattel property opens up all sorts of opportunities given our nation’s wealth. The advantages of multiple wives with the bonus of no risk to your personal wealth in the event of divorce as a bonus? Hey…

Finally… the idiots that are embracing A-Mad-In-The-Head are the first ones that will be beheaded.

I mean really… is there anything funnier then a gay man in a kaffiyeh? Seriously.

I personally am firm in my belief that all of this is “wrong” of course. But we are facing a win-win scenerio here.

Either we win, preserving the American way and the idiots attempting to undermine us all from within, or we win and get to see Hillary in a burkha.

You really don’t think the special interest constituencies of the (D)emocrats will be put in charge do you?

Demonstrating we all worry tooooo much.

j.k.

DANEgerus on October 9, 2007 at 6:17 PM