A Different Take on Ahmadinejad’s Speech

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.

Israeli papers are point­ing out as an embar­rass­ment, and in Iran, the offi­cial media is not los­ing the oppor­tu­nity to make this a vic­tory of their own.”

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