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Check This: Iran World's "Number One Power"

Check This: Iran World's "Number One Power"

American politicians aren't the only ones who accuse their domestic opponents of siding with the enemy. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came out strong against a diverse set of Iranians who are criticizing his reckless rhetoric and dangerous nuclear program.

The president told the national audience that everybody has understood that Iran is the number one power in the world. He said: "Today the name of Iran means a firm punch in the teeth of the powerful and it puts them in their place." Iran faces growing pressure from the UN Security Council, and Russia has just announced that it will support economic sanctions.

On Sunday, Ahmadinejad will be the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran to travel to its neighbor and historical adversary — Iraq. Despite the potentially positive visit, are you still deeply troubled by Ahmadinejad?


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Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
The sad thing is that most of the Iranians I know or have known are actually quite liberal, not religious at all. (The stories I've heard about Tehran house parties...) Unfortunately for their human freedoms, their government is.
Rush-555 Rush-555 9 years
I agree with most of the posters, wether you believe in a religon or not you have to admit that religon should have absolutly NO ROLE in any form of government.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
He was involved in the 1979 Hostage Crisis. He is a scary, scary man and a bit dillusional. Iran is the number one power? Where the heck do you get that from? Not that I'm a fan of the Ayatollah or anything, but I did kind of snicker at him when the Ayatollah b*tch slapped him a little a while ago.
potc-crazyy potc-crazyy 9 years
He does scare me, I think he's clever, a good public speaker and courageous, but well, rather uneducated and WAY too religious... =/ Also, sort of off topic but he looks a bit like Steve Carell.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
He scares me, basically for all the reasons that you guys have already pointed out. Gays don't exist in Iran? What? That's the most absurd thing I've ever heard. The Holocaust didn't happen? Seriously? What kind of whack job are you? And this just freaks me out: "Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says that when he delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, he felt there was a light around him and that the attention of the world leaders in the audience was unblinkingly focused upon him. The claim has caused a stir in Iran, as a transcript and video recording of Ahmadinejad's comments have been published on an Iranian website, There are also reports that a CD showing Ahmadinejad making the comments also has been widely distributed in Iran. Is the Iranian president claiming to be divinely inspired?" "He said when you began with the words 'in the name of God,' I saw that you became surrounded by a light until the end [of the speech]," Ahmadinejad appears to say in the video. "I felt it myself, too. I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there, and for 27-28 minutes all the leaders did not blink." Ahmadinejad adds that he is not exaggerating. "I am not exaggerating when I say they did not blink; it's not an exaggeration, because I was looking," he says. "They were astonished as if a hand held them there and made them sit. It had opened their eyes and ears for the message of the Islamic Republic." Sorry that was so long. It's just very strange. Source
janneth janneth 9 years
Is there any chance whatsoever that he will try to join forces with his old enemy Iraq, and make a "number 1 power" against common enemy USA?
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
:rotfl: hayworthgilda!
hayworthgilda hayworthgilda 9 years
fortunately, jennifer, there are no gays in Iran. he is positive on this point. crazytown.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Exactly, Jude C. Add people who'd like to exterminate gays to the list of people who will always trouble me.
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
I feel like I'm looking for Waldo in that picture with Ahmadinejad. I can't figure out what's going on with all the flowers, but then, out of nowhere, he pops out like "Here I am!"
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I will always be troubled by people who deny the Holocaust and declare that Israel should be wiped off the face of the earth.
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