Skip to comments.Iran taunts America: How long can debt-laden US remain world power?
Posted on 10/18/2012 3:04:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Ahmadinejad says US influence in world affairs waning due to massive debt and loss of legitimacy, adds West increasingly questioning legitimacy of "Zionist regime," hints EU hurt more by sanctions than Iran.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the impending downfall of the "US empire," blaming the collapse on a combination of the country's massive debt and its loss of legitimacy within the international community, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported Thursday.
How long can a government with a $16 trillion foreign debt remain a world power? he asked at a press conference with Kuwaiti media personnel. "The Americans have injected their paper wealth into the world economy and today the aftermaths and negative effects of their pseudo-wealth have plagued them.
He added: An empire, or a government, remains in power so long as the people under its power support it, but today the Americans have acted in a way that the world nations do not like them at all, and therefore, their international legitimacy is annihilated.
Ahmadinejad also predicted that the West would soon drop their alliance with the "Zionist regime," saying that Westerners and US politicians are increasingly "at a loss" as to why Israel exists.
Downplaying the effect of Western sanctions on the Iranian economy, Ahmadinejad said that the Islamic Republic would persevere. "The hegemonic powers have no way [forward], but to change the conditions. Earlier this month, riots broke out in Tehran in protest of the collapse of the rial currency, which has lost some two-thirds of its value against the dollar in the past 15 months, stoking inflation that is now running at around 25 percent.
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oh, until we are driving our M1 Abrams tanks thru the streets of Tehran
Ahmed, wait your turn.
The day after Nov. election, you will be relived/replaced.
Just in case you forget YOU don’t run the show.
Well, at least someone gets it... too bad DO doesn't.
* DC, not DO.
If it was up to me, as long as it took to push that button.
Criminal countries, such as Iran and others, hated Bush, but they feared him and this country. No “evil” country fears Hussein, ‘cause he's on their side.
What? Iran hasn’t become a friend of the U. S. as promised by Barack Obama in 2008?
Wait a minute! Weren’t all nations going to become our friends, because of Obama’s “new world outlook”, and his friendship with them?
Ouch. He F’d up again.
Hate to say it, but he is right.
Our debt will be the undoing of this country.
I’ve been thumping the exact same drum here on FR. People don’t seem to believe it.
There’s an example which people can examine easily: Look at the decline of Britain from WWI to post-WWII, and you see what lays in store for us if we continue down the road we’re on.
Unfortunately, you’re both right about this. We’ve been living a delusional pipe-dream for decades.
A lot longer than a plutonium-laden goatf***ers’ sandhole can remain habitable.
how long can the US remain a world power?...
long enough to kick their a$$e$ and all the other pi$$ant countries that continue to take our money & aid and then proceed to: kill our people, help others kill our people, threaten to kill our people, bully our people, and pick on any of our friends, specifically Israel.
We still have enough planes and enough bombs to make that country into a nice piece of pavement. And enough aggravated current/former military folks who are willing to go do it for our country.
This little man and his bragging is equivalent to Hitler and his bragging. We waited too long on Hitler; let’s not do the same this time.
And why the he)) do we keep letting him into our country to talk at the UN?! GRRRRRR!
That is one guy I would like to see an MQ-1 Predator get in its crosshairs. But...that’s just me (and likely every Freeper).
he is right unfortunately we have allowed our represenatives to enslave us to our debt..either we stop spending and cut the federal g to near nothing or the federal g will enslave us.. g=gangsta
Why isnt Ahmadinejad’s Name on a predator Rectal implant yet?....
If Obama wants to claim the “Tough Guy Commander in Chief”
Lets see Him prove it By making this Human Rat a red stain in the dirt......and If he gets a few Mullahs in the splatter Zone....Hell Ill Vote for him.!...then he will get 11 Votes in all...
Gotta agree with you on this one.
We need a turn-around. Now.
Not soon. Not next week. Right now.
Why is the loathsome artifact of Nazi Germany still breathing?
He raises a good question...
Iran is right — a debt-ridden state cannot be a superpower very long. and that is Obama’s game-plan. Shout it out aloud...
baraq is running around saying that he needs more time to “finish the job”.
Isn’t hard to figure out what the job there is.
I really think that should be brought up by the RNC or Romney.
Obama spewed that line of BS during the 2008 election. I find this to be a very potent issue to call him out on. The world would break out into peace with chirping birds and calm breezes, because the hate for America would vanish with Obama as President.
Why hasn't he been called out on this?
He should talk
One of my students this semester is from Iran and we were talking after class this week and he said that the Iranian economy is about to collapse and the people are ready to revolt.