I’ve been meaning to comment on the UN speeches but it took me a while to get here to do that, I’ve just been too busy with school. But things, I feel, are really falling into place and I’ve developed a routine so expect more frequent blog updates.
Anyway, in case you missed Qadhafi’s outrageous UN speech, click here. Since his tirade was extra long, it was broken up into different parts, all of which can be found on the sidebar. The UN conference was actually kind of entertaining, especially since clowns like Qadhafi turned the event into a circus. He actually managed to outdo Ahmadinejad’s speech. Here is his rant.
I recently read a very interesting take on his speech and wanted to share it with you guys. The title of the piece is “President Ahmadinejad’s Diplomatic Victories in New York.” Here is the article:
“There is a certain buzz in Iranian papers about Ahmadinejad’s trip to NYC last week. Echoing Israeli newspapers criticizing of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks at the UN, the Iranian media is celebrating the unseating of the state of Israel’s primary justification for itself. Netanyahu’s rant about the Holocaust (notice how ridiculous and disingenuous he looks waving papers proving the Nazis’ intention of annihilating the Jews) was the most glaring indication that, 60 years after the end of the horrors of Nazism, the Prime Minister of Israel is now forced to stand in front of the world body and actually argue that the Holocaust DID happen. For a nation whose primary justification for existence is to avoid another holocaust, having to prove that the horror happened in the first place is nothing but a sign of deep discomfort, a sign that Israeli polity feels a need to justify itself, a sign that there might be sea changes boiling under the official propaganda, self-victimization and chest beating of the most militarized society on earth. Coming out of the international outrage over Israel’s massacres in Gaza and recent UN reports calling Israeli actions in Gaza as war crimes and placing an IDF general on a list of war criminals, Israel has many reasons to feel insecure … but not necessarily because Iran is going to start a war with it, rather, because it seems like Israeli politicians are not getting away with murder as easily as they used to. But this time, Netanyahu’s rather typical maneuver to divert attention from international criticism by self-victimizing seems to have backfired. By using Ahmadinejad as that foil, Netanyahu ended up giving Iran’s President the pleasure of seeming that he has a hand in Israel’s weak ideolgical standing.