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U.S. progressives meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Fight Back! News: News and Views from the People's Struggle ^ | September 23, 2010 | Staff

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 won’t 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.”


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; capitalism; cynthiamckinney; disarmament; iran; nuclearweapons; peacecreeps; wot
We allow these people to live here and erode our security? Notice that the mainstream press didn't cover this aspect of his visit, at all?!
1 posted on 09/27/2010 11:55:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m surprised that Obama wasn’t there...


2 posted on 09/27/2010 11:57:30 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.”

And, God help us, probably on our dime, ultimately.


3 posted on 09/27/2010 12:00:31 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If anybody believes they can increase taxes today, they're out of their mind." -- Mayor Daley)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have problems with the government of Iran, not the people.


4 posted on 09/27/2010 12:00:43 PM PDT by wastedyears (Know this, I will return to this land... rebuild where the ruins did stand)
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To: Thunder90

Who says he wasn’t? Or maybe Michelle?


5 posted on 09/27/2010 12:04:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

traitors


6 posted on 09/27/2010 12:04:57 PM PDT by epithermal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever happened to treason? This bunch was probably working with the Nutjob on the latest flotilla to disrupt Israel.


7 posted on 09/27/2010 12:07:25 PM PDT by dforest
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To: All

That list reads like a roster at a maximum security mental institution.....


8 posted on 09/27/2010 12:08:12 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
these people live in a primary target zone.

one of them will potentially grant sanctuary to an iranian nuke and the ignition team in a bronx brownstone before detonation. the device will pass through venezuala, mexico, and arizona.

same tactic in dorchester and roxbury with the 911 hijackers. they did not just drop from the sky, so to speak... they were granted sanctuary by like minded individual contributors.

no one cares until after the fact.

9 posted on 09/27/2010 12:10:53 PM PDT by mmercier (cry me a river)
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To: All

“...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...”

Yet this was reported by a source named “FIGHT BACK”....

Yeah...peace...riiiiiight...


10 posted on 09/27/2010 12:11:32 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Good grief....can you imagine overhearing a conversation among these loons?

I think I'd be physically ill.

11 posted on 09/27/2010 12:13:38 PM PDT by Allegra (Flank steak is very lean.)
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To: Boonie
That list reads like a roster at a maximum security mental institution.....

Kind of like the bar scene in Star Wars....course, you could say that about the entire Government these days too.

12 posted on 09/27/2010 12:13:54 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremest use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: Thunder90

Had a tee time.


13 posted on 09/27/2010 12:16:46 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like lambs to the slaughter. These fools can’t even entertain the possibility that Nutjob is telling them exactly what they want to hear. The Father of Lies, indeed.


14 posted on 09/27/2010 12:19:52 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Mostly women too ...


15 posted on 09/27/2010 12:20:29 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every last one of these useful idiots are enemies of America


16 posted on 09/27/2010 12:20:49 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (The tides coming in)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any enemy of America is a friend of the “progressives.”


17 posted on 09/27/2010 12:22:10 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The People are at peace. Only the Jihadist Mullahs are being antagonistic.


18 posted on 09/27/2010 12:23:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did this really happen, or is this a satire? I thought Ramsey Clark was dead.


19 posted on 09/27/2010 12:27:56 PM PDT by Elwood P. Doud
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The mainstream press only covers events that enhance their politics. Hope Fox covered this.

These people are Achmednutjub's allies and fifth columnists.

20 posted on 09/27/2010 12:32:26 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Elwood P. Doud

I hardly ever post satire, reality is crazy enough nowadays.


21 posted on 09/27/2010 12:38:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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’?


22 posted on 09/27/2010 12:41:48 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: dartuser

I’m sure the discussed the stoning/sarc.


23 posted on 09/27/2010 12:42:14 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Elwood P. Doud

“...Did this really happen, or is this a satire? I thought Ramsey Clark was dead...”

Only his brain............


24 posted on 09/27/2010 12:45:05 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


25 posted on 09/27/2010 12:45:38 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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 !


26 posted on 09/27/2010 12:48:19 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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..?

Idiots!


27 posted on 09/27/2010 12:59:43 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Battle Ground Vermont..if we make Leahy a toss-up then all Dems are in trouble..)
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Google their names: They’re on his side 200%!!


28 posted on 09/27/2010 1:12:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: Thunder90
I’m surprised that Obama wasn’t there...

His buddies were...

29 posted on 09/27/2010 1:25:42 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. Communists meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


30 posted on 09/27/2010 3:15:21 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

But, Noooooo!


31 posted on 09/28/2010 11:12:18 AM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes!Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -Ummrika is almost SmokFrei!)
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