Ahmadinejad Demands Nuclear Inspections
By Bodie Satva, Staff Writer
In an address to an emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused president Barak Hussein Obama of the United States of masterminding terrorist attacks against Arab nations and threatening to invade Iran in an attempt to control the world’s supply of oil. Ahmadinejad maintained the United States was a rogue nation that had an active nuclear weapons program, produced and sold weapons of mass destruction worldwide, supported dictators with massive amounts of foreign aid and threatened world peace and stability. He urged the United Nations to demand that the United States cease and desist all such activity and allow IAEA inspectors access to its military bases and nuclear facilities.
“Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the United States has embarked on a course of economic world domination,” he claimed, “beginning with the invasion of the sovereign nation of Afghanistan in 2002. America is toppling governments like dominoes, invading Iraq in 2003, fomenting unrest in Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria and helping to destroy the government of Libya in 2011.”
Ahmadinejad explained how US foreign policy and its covert operations have led to the deaths of at least three Arab leaders, including the immensely popular Moammar Gadaffi of Libya. The civilian death toll in this recent military adventurism is not immediately known but is estimated to be well over one million people.
“With the imposition of sanctions that hurt our people by preventing export of our oil and the import of supplies, the US already has Iran under seige,” Ahmadinejad declared. Furthermore, they are amassing an armada that includes upwards of 100,000 troops in the Persian Gulf in obvious preparation for an invasion.
“The roadmap is right here,” he said, waving a copy of Which Path to Persia, by the Brookings Institute, a corporate think tank funded by Western international financers. “Don’t think Iran is alone in this,” he said, turning to address Wang Min and Vitaly Churkin, the UN ambassadors of China and Russia, “your countries are on the list as well.”
Ahmadinejad explained how the US was the hub of an “axis of evil“ that included Great Britain, Israel and France and how it routinely ignored UN mandates including the Kyoto Protocol on global warming and the authority of the World Court.
“The United States has a long history of using nuclear weaponry against civilians,” he maintained “beginning with Japan in 1945 and the recent use of depleted uranium weapons in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. ``Iran has no nuclear arsenal to protect itself from United States aggression,” he said. “The international community must band together to stop expansion of the American Empire, the same way it eventually stopped Hitler’s Germany after its invasion of Poland.”
Iran’s president went on to detail how the U.S. gives foreign aid and supplies “weapons to the terrorist nation of Israel,” a country that uses missiles, tanks and grenades against rock-throwing peasants in lands it illegally seized in 1967.
He went on: “The US claims to be a freedom loving democracy, but in reality, its single-party system of government is controlled by money from profit-oriented multinational corporations that cultivate self-serving legislation, dictate foreign and domestic policy and siphon off tax revenues.” He pointed out that the US, with only 4.6 percent of the world’s population, single-handedly uses up to 60% of the world’s resources.
“The United States is a greedy nation of pigs,” Ahmadinejad told the General Assembly. “While three billion people live on only two dollars per day or less, the average American thinks they are entitled to at least seventy-five times this amount,” he said. “Americans are destroying the planet on which we all live yet they are unwilling to limit their consumption. If the United States refuses to allow IAEA inspections, then the United Nations must take decisive action to remove Barak Hussein Obama from power,” Ahmadinejad warned. He suggested a military blockade and economic sanctions but did not rule out the possibility of a pre-emptive strike.
At his palatial retreat on the Hawaiian island of Maui, President Barak Hussein Obama was unavailable for comment.