Friday, September 24, 2010

Obama condemns Ahmadinejad's UN speech

[Edited and better videos added, 9/25/10]
Obama condemns Ahmadinejad's UN speech about 9/11 attack - 24 Sept. 2010
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"Iran's president sparked a mass walk-out by US delegates yesterday after telling a UN summit that most people believe the American government was behind the 9/11 attacks." 9/11 Was An Inside Job?

In his speech to the UN, Obama states:

It was offensive, it was hateful—and particularly for him to make the statement here in Manhattan, just a little north of Ground Zero, where families lost their loved ones… people of all faiths, all ethnicities who see this as the seminal tragedy of this generation. . . . which is frankly disgusting to make in a place like New York … you can understand why we’re so mistrustful, so wary of having dealings with the Iranian government.

Say what??? This is reminiscent of the line offered by some, which Obama rejected, that a Muslim community center near "Ground Zero" is an affront to the victims of 9/11. More importantly, it is illogical (which suggests it is political), given that at least "40 family members of those killed on 9/11," while not going to far as to suggest who was responsible, have also called for an inquiry into what actually happened (see: Respected Leaders and Families Launch 9/11 Truth Statement Demanding Deeper Investigation into the Events of 9/11

There is absolutely nothing inappropriate for any American, or any person from another country, to ask for an inquiry of the questionable findings of the 9/11 Commission report or to suggest other alternative narratives. Many have done so, for good reasons, including:

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Pilots for 9/11 Truth

Firefighters for 9/11 Truth

Veterans for 9/11 Truth

Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth

Lawyers for 9/11 Truth

To paraphrase/quote Shakespeare, the President "doth protest too much, methinks." His speeches increasingly reveal a Bush in sheep's clothing. Nothing more than a puppet, looking more everyday like a wind-up doll, for the powers that be behind the scenes.

See also:
Dark Suspicions About 9/11

First, a 7 minute 15 second clip from Amadinejad's UN speech:

Ahmadinejad on 9/11 at UN General Assembly 2010

Obama's Response:

Obama condemns Ahmadinejad's UN speech about 9/11 attack - 24 Sept. 2010

President Obama United Nations Speech (Israelis Are A NO SHOW!) pt.1

Obama UN Speech on Mideast Talks "Filled with Empty Words"

"Diana Buttu, Palestinian Canadian lawyer, former adviser to Palestinian negotiators, . . . policy adviser to the Palestinian Policy Network, Al-Shabaka. . .[from] the Harvard Kennedy School of Government" said:
"The sad part of the speech is that it was filled with empty words. He didn’t say anything new. He didn’t press Israel to stop its violations of international law. And he simply made it seem as though the Israelis and Palestinians are to equal parties who should just come together and shake hands and the world will be a better place. It’s ignoring reality.
. . . .
We’ve had this peace process go on now for seventeen years, and it’s failed for seventeen years. And the reason that it’s failed for seventeen years is because there’s been no focus on international law and on international human rights. Instead, it’s been just an attempt to try to get the parties together in the same room, hoping that somehow having the parties in the same room will make all of the ills go away. But what Obama seemed to ignore in this speech, and other presidents have ignored, is that there have been now over four decades of Israel’s colonization of the West Bank, and in particular this year, as well. While he spoke of a moratorium, there hasn’t been a moratorium on the ground. The situation hasn’t approved for Palestinians. We’ve seen more and more Israeli settlers moving into the West Bank and more human rights violations going on.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Now, he seemed, on one hand, to urge a continuation of the moratorium, but not to link that continuation to continuation of the peace talks.

DIANA BUTTU: Yes, and this is precisely the problem. Yeah, as a Palestinian, how am I going to have any faith that this process is going to lead to any result, that it’s going to lead to Israelis actually evacuating the West Bank, when at the same time they’re not even willing to halt the construction of settlements while the negotiations are taking place? So, it just doesn’t make any sense, and it’s become—rather than focusing and demanding that international law be applied, he’s instead changing international law and saying to the Palestinians, "Simply accept what Israel is doing, and we hope that things will get better in the end." But they won’t.

AMY GOODMAN: What is the role, Diana Buttu, of the United Nations? President Obama is calling for support for the US-sponsored peace talks. Where does the UN fit in?

DIANA BUTTU: Well, the United Nations is one member of a four-member quartet, but its role has been very heavily curtailed and diminished. And the reason is because the United States has seized the reins, so to speak, when it comes to the peace process. And it has—rather than adopting a position that is principled and on the basis of law, it’s adopting a position that’s on the basis of power, on the basis of its relations with Israel. So the United Nations does play a role, but that role has now been subsumed and overshadowed by that of the United States.

JUAN GONZALEZ: But Obama has now at least staked out sort of his reputation on getting this resolved and getting some kind of a peace deal within the next year, hasn’t he? And that’s going to, to some degree, I would assume, exert pressure on Israel to come up with some kind of concessions in terms of the negotiations.

DIANA BUTTU: I am not so hopeful. If you read what the Israeli government has said, they’ve said that Jerusalem talks are off the table. Talk of refugees, who haven’t been able to return to their homes for six decades because they’re not Jewish, is off the table. Talk of a settlement freeze is off the table. The only thing that appears to be on the table at this point is more and more demands for security. So they may be able to come up with an agreement that focuses on security, but it’s certainly not going to address the core issue, which is the denial of Palestinian freedom."
See the link above for more.

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