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Do you feel Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's, comments about 9/11 were "hateful" and "offensive?"?

Asked by SquirrelEStuff (6720 points ) September 25th, 2010

During Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech to the U.N. on Thursday, he accused the US government of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks, saying, “some segments within the US government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East, in order to save the Zionist regime. The majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view.”
He also proposed that the UN set up an independent fact-finding group to investigate 9/11.
President Obama responded by saying that his accusations were hateful and offensive.

In a 2006 poll done by Zogby International regarding the 9/11 attacks, 42% of people polled, said that the US government and the 9/11 commission were covering up the truth about 9/11. 45% called for a new investigation.
The poll information can be found here.
I do not feel his comments were out of line.
How do you feel about the Iranian President’s comments?

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marinelife's avatar

I do feel his comments were out of line.

There is not one shred of credible evidence that the US government was involved in those attacks.

The plane hijackers were not from the US nor were they paid by the US government.

The attacks killed thousands of innocent civilians and endangered the lives of thousands of others.

To suggest that the US was behind the attacks is hateful and self-interested.

iamthemob's avatar

The man is not stupid. He knows that the request, especially as presented, will never carry through. It was a diplomatic stand in order to demonstrate a consensus with other Israel-adjacent Arab/Muslim nations in the Middle East, and will appear a show of strength to his people and government at home. He can even convert the lack of reaction as a show of support for the “zionists” over the Arab members of the middle east.

ucme's avatar

Par for the course for Wheresmedinnerdad….......have I got his name rigt there? :¬)

ETpro's avatar

Yes. I think the 42% number in the Zogby poll includes many who think that the 9/11 Commission covered up incompetence in the Bush Administration. The warnings were there and were ignored. Much easier to say the Intelligence Community (a broad, nedulous “bureauacracy”) failed. I think if you polled the American people and the world asking how many people believe the Bush Administration deliberately pulled off the attack itself in order to prop up a sagging economy and save Israel, you would find not many outside Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and others driven by the same level of hate would be in that category.

iamthemob's avatar

I don’t know. I feel like this is just a crazier version of the “Axis of Evil” propaganda of the Bush administration. I’m pretty sure he’s also crazy, but I don’t think it’s required for him to use classic “point out the enemy and shift the blame” political strategies.

jaytkay's avatar

Is that the right link? I don’t see anything about a 9/11 poll.

Regardless, the comments are ridiculous and shameful either for ignorance or duplicity.

He’s playing to his base, the most fanatical and least-informed. No different than the GOPs’ pandering to FOX news viewers who believe Iraq attacked us on 9/11 and Obama is a foreign-born socialist Muslim bent on destroying the US.

ucme's avatar

wow!! monumental type-o up there ^^ from yours truly. Never mind about the guys name. I can’t even get right…..right :¬)

ragingloli's avatar

The offensive thing here is that now all the truthers will be invariably be lumped together with that guy.
Those patriots at least have a genuine interest to find out the truth, Ahmadinejad (sp?) just wants to stir up shit.

zen_'s avatar

Uh, yeah.

But I won’t rehash everything I’ve said about the hairy little Holocaust-denying, disgusting little anti-American piece of shit that deserves to die hobbit and just keep it simple.

tinyfaery's avatar

No more so than some of the comments here. We really do hate those who resemble ourselves, don’t we?

Ron_C's avatar

I expect that there was a vast amount of cover up in the 9–11 commission. You have to remember, however, that Ahmadinejad is just a mouth piece for the ruling clerical council and has no real power and represents a smaller percentage of Iran than Bush did in the U.S.

The Iranian presidency is mostly for show and Ahmadinejad has to make up for his feelings of inadequacy by having a big mouth. He is kind of the Glenn Beck of Iran.

DominicX's avatar

I honestly don’t care about his comments. He’s a weirdo and that’s enough said. He can say what he wants. As far as he’s concerned, there are no homosexuals in Iran. That pretty much sums him up in one sentence for me. He wants attention, he gets attention.

I’m pretty much desensitized to “zomg 9/11 was a conspiracy” comments. I already argued against that in one of my classes and succeeded. :) I’ve read enough to form an opinion that it was most likely not a conspiracy.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

Sorry about the wrong link.
Here is the correct one: http://www.zogby.com/features/features.cfm?ID=231

How come I no longer see this question on the main page?

TexasDude's avatar

I’m with @DominicX. Ahmalamadingdong is a psychotic megalomaniac, and the conspiracy troofer stuff is moronic, and no, I’m not looking to argue, so please don’t try and tell me how I’m wrong and how you know it was a Dubya conspiracy.

Austinlad's avatar

To dignify this repulsive little megalomaniac by debating his latest deluge of verbal bile is abhorrent to me – a waste of my precious time.

kevbo's avatar

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

wilma's avatar

Yes, I think it was “hateful and offensive.”

woodcutter's avatar

it’s right up there in the same pap that suggests Iran has no queers, yeah, right.

jca's avatar

i think it was hateful and offensive.

kevbo's avatar

@Chris6137, your assumption that Ahmadinejad made this assertion is incorrect, which begs a slightly different question, of course.

Media Disinformation: The Facts About Ahmadinejad’s UN Speech

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

@kevbo

So you mean our government and media has been has been spreading lies and misinformation about Iran, trying to stir up emotions to create another war?
Good thing they would never do something like that when it comes to 9/11.

kevbo's avatar

@chris6137, yeah, this feels a good bit like the “Russian aggression” line that was used with the Georgia conflict. Truthy, but not the truth, which obviously matters less than repeating sloganneer sentiment and doling out righteous high fives.

ETpro's avatar

@whiteliondreams I echo the sentiment, but for the record, it’s “Hear, hear.” as in give an ear to this—it is true.

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