Skip to comments.U.S. progressives meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Posted on 09/27/2010 11:55:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
New York, NY - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met here, September 21, with 100 leaders and representatives of anti-war, labor, alternative media and Iranian and Palestinian solidarity organizations. Among the participants were Sarah Martin, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Margaret Sarfehjooy, board member of the Minneapolis-based Women Against Military Madness, former attorney general Ramsey Clark, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Sara Flounders from the International Action Center, Brian Becker of the ANSWER coalition, Ramona Africa of the Free Mumia Coalition and Amiri Baraka, poet and activist.
The meeting was called by the president of Iran with the hope that a frank and honest exchange of views will help activists further the cause of peace between the people of Iran and the U.S.
Specific demands raised include to oppose war, occupation and hostility worldwide; oppose interference in the internal affairs of other countries; support the right to nuclear energy for all, but nuclear weapons for none; and to support dialogue, justice and equality among all countries in the UN.
After listening intently to the statements of 22 of the participants, President Ahmadinejad said, We have a treasure chest full of views. I agree with everything you have said and therefore you have spoken from my heart also. Now I will speak in my own way.
He said that the source of war, capitalism, must be identified and pointed out. Violent capitalism is based on superiority, hegemony and violation of rights. He went on to say that one reason capitalists start wars is to fill up their pockets. They must empty their arsenals so they can build more weapons. As he said at a U.N. meeting earlier in the day, Capitalism has come to an end. It has reached a deadlock. Its historical moment has ended and efforts to restore it wont go very far.
Ahmadinejad spoke of the U.S. wars in Iraq and deaths of over 1 million people for oil . He pointed out that in an Afghan village over 100 innocent people were killed just to get a few terrorists. He expressed anger that even with the floods in Pakistan, the U.S continues to bomb Pakistani villages. He said it is hard to sleep at night after hearing the heart-wrenching stories of the Palestinians living under siege in Gaza with no medicines, no clean water and not enough food. He expressed solidarity with the activists goals of struggling for peace and justice at home and abroad and he pledged that Iran will stand strong to the end.
Speaking with Mrs. Ahmadinejad and hearing the president reinforced the importance of struggling against the U.S. campaign to isolate and demonize Iran, said Sarah Martin. Margaret Sarfehjooy reported, I think the meeting was important because we had the opportunity to meet with so many dedicated grassroots activists from all over the country and share our hopes for peace and justice with the Iranian people through their president and his wife.
I hardly ever post satire, reality is crazy enough nowadays.
This is no different from John Kerry meeting with North Vietnamese officials in Paris to discuss how Kerry’s people could coordinate with North Vietnam in their propaganda war against the United States. Except in Kerry’s case, he was still a Navy Reservist (allegedly). Can you say ‘treason’?
I’m sure the discussed the stoning/sarc.
“...Did this really happen, or is this a satire? I thought Ramsey Clark was dead...”
Only his brain............
Satire, is like, oh so Twentieth Century, don’t you think.
Boston is gonna ban the sale of colas and other sodas in its municipal buildings. Then the inevitable you can only drink a coke OUTSIDE the building so as not to offend the oh so easily offendable.
How can anyone compete with reality, as you correctly point out.
Treason - aid and comfort to the enemy ! These people need some rope burns on their neck ! A hundred years ago, they wouldn’t last long ! Why are we tolerating this !
Don’t these peole know that they are meeting with a 21st Century Nazi, who if he had his way would cause the same type genocide that Hitler did if he could get away with it..?
Google their names: They’re on his side 200%!!
His buddies were...
U.S. Communists meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
It amazes me how the politically and socially repressive misogyny of Iran plays so well with the regressive crowd.
Despite all evidence, they think they have something in common with this guy.
You’d think their natural proclivities would lead them to have more vigorously supported the Green movement of Iran.
I bet all the women were nicely garbed in true Islami style. The urban foxes of Teheran probably showoff more hair (gasp!) than this crowd.