Skip to comments.Iran: Ahmadinejad is 'Socrates of third millenium', says president's office
Posted on 09/20/2007 3:22:13 PM PDT by Fitzcarraldo
Tehran, 20 Sept. (AKI) - A research centre run by the office of the president of Iran has released a 15-page document in which they define President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the "Socrates of the Third Millenium".
The document has been released just days before Ahmadinejad is due to visit New York. The Iranian president will arrive in the city on Sunday to address the United Nations General Assembly.
In the document, various speeches and letters written by the Iranian president are analysed and it concludes that "Ahmadinejad reasons and discusses exactly as Socrates did in ancient Greece, by disarming other speakers and through his sharp reasoning."
"It's mainly the irony used by the president in his dialogue with foreigners," said the document refering to letters Ahmadinejad had written to Pope Benedict XVI, US president George Bush and German president Angela Merkel.
Just ahead of Ahmadinejad's visit to New York, the president's cultural advisor, Javad Shamaghdari said that the Iranian government is willing to collaborate with the American director Oliver Stone to make a documentary on the Iranian president. Ahmadinejad had initially rejected a request to do the project by the Oscar-winning director.
"Oliver Stone should visit Iran and familiarise himself with the reality of the country, before beginning his documentary of Ahmadinejad," said Shamaghdari.
In July, another advisor to the president, Mehdi Kalhor , told the media that Ahmadinejad had refused the offer by Oliver Stone "eventhough the director is considered to be against the current US president."
"The West shows a distorted image of Iranian culture" and a documentary done by Stone could offer the public something different," said Shamaghdari.
Oliver Stone has already done documentaries about Fidel Castro and the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
Also ahead of Ahmadinejad's visit to New York, the authorities in the city turned down a request by the president's office to visit Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the city.
New York police said his request was rejected on security grounds as well as because construction is taking place at the site.
Ahmadinejad's plan to visit Ground Zero angered critics who were outraged by the idea that the leader of a country Washington considers a state sponsor of terrorism, would visit a "hallowed" ground.
Can I bring him the hemlock? Please? Pretty PLEASE?
This buttwipe is a legend in his own mind. Time to test fire some new hardware near his country when his plane departs Iranian airspace. WOOOOOOOOOOOPS!!!!! Splash.
He’s more like the Attila the Hun of the millenium.
I thought that the honor belonged to Shaquille O’Neal?
I thought this was Scrappleface.
loved this part:
“Oliver Stone should visit Iran and familiarise himself with the reality of the country, before beginning his documentary of Ahmadinejad,” said Shamaghdari.”
Don’t worry Shamaghdari...I am sure Hollywood will treat Ahmanutjob very kindly and supportively in their upcoming documentary! (rolling eyes)
Excerpts: Bradley Hankins kak...@bellsouth.net Your leadership for your country is one of the best in present day society. I wish that America had the guts like you to do whats right, and not what your rich company owners to control the government. Keep up the good work!
Josh Mccartney jos...@hotmail.com Your politics are not what you mentioned in your election interviews. Isnt that right? The people are suffering more than before because of your pointless policies. The material of this website is completely biased. Like other materials provided by your groups, websites and practically everywhere covered by your allies.
John-David Filing jfi...@neo.rr.com So I can punch you in the junk.
Trannon Goble tra...@hotmail.com Your interviews are very enlightening. I enjoying listening to them, but I become disheartened when I discover the American Media misquote, misrepresent and completely propagandize what you are saying. Doesnt it bother you that your views are twisted so much in the West? And how do you deal with such a barrage of propaganda? In my opinion, you make much more sense than Bush. He seems stubborn and unwilling to negotiate. I sincerely hope that the US elects a President in 2008 who will have a sense of human decency and respect for other nations. Maybe then, Iran and the US could negotiate fairly.
Kate?ina xxx Dear Mr. Ahmadinejad. Your blog is wonderful!! I want to tell you, that you are good president. Dont believe, that people in Europe are against Iran and you. Most people are with you, but our government are against, cos they are bus-boys of USA. I support you, you ideas are good. I with you. Good luck.
julie harrison art...@onetel.com Dear Dr. Ahmadinejad, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I am English and have a very different way of life from yours, of course. Even though I do not observe any religion, I and many like me try to live a life with high principles. Do you think we could all live together peacefully in this world if the Americans stopped aggressive interference in other countries? I would like to think so.
Dear Sir, I would like to talk to you personally to learn more about your view on the present situation in the world. Could we all live in peace one day? Yours sincerely, Gea Verhaar The Netherlands
Winston Smith ale...@hotmail.com Mr. President, i Strongly disagree with your politics. Even the smallest opinion that I may express is that your blogged has been censored to such an extent that its filled with completely biased comments.
LOL..must be the American ‘wordsmiths’ reading his blog.
“Dear Sir, I would like to talk to you personally to learn more about your view on the present situation in the world. Could we all live in peace one day? Yours sincerely, Gea Verhaar The Netherlands”
LOL......Guess the Islamists have been successful in colonizing the Netherlands and instilling fear in the population! Reading these comments just makes the American Thinker article all the more insightful!
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, [some versions have ‘Schopenhauer and Hegel’]
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya
‘Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away—
Half a crate of whisky every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And René Descartes was a drunken fart.
‘I drink, therefore I am.’
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker,
But a bugger when he’s pissed.
Dear Mr. Nutjob: Does your radar suck as much as Syria’s? What, even worse, you say?
Waiting for hemlock...
Is the role of Napoleon taken?
Moonbats... can’t we all just get along??
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