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April 20, 2009

Ahmadinejad Does it Again!

Posted: 02:12 PM ET

By Edward Cody/Washington Post

In a defiant speech, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad argued before a United Nations anti-racism conference Monday that Israel is a "paragon of racism," founded on what he called "the pretext of Jewish sufferings" during World War II.

The comments, a hard-edged version of Ahmadinejad's often-repeated anti-Zionist views, prompted several dozen European diplomats to walk out of the opening session of the week-long Geneva meeting, which the Obama administration and eight other Western nations already were boycotting. In addition, a handful of pro-Israel protesters shouting "shame, shame" and "racist, racist" threw things at the podium and prevented Ahmadinejad from entering a room where he was to hold a news conference.

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Michael C. McHugh   April 20th, 2009 2:54 pm ET

If they really want to upset the US, then I suggest that next time they find some racism in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Texas. I promise it won't be too hard. You can find it in every country, including those in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This conference always seems just a little narrow in focus.


simonsays/Orlando   April 20th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

Why do people expect this nut job to change?


carol dawson   April 20th, 2009 5:38 pm ET

Dear Larry:
I was born on the Outer Banks of NC 52 years ago, the National Park service are murdering thousands of animals, shooting, trapping, torture, to protect the plover bird eggs. They have closed our beaches, ruined our economy and our way of life along these banks of NC. We need national attention, only someone like you could bring the attention needed to save our island. We have survived hurricanes and northeasters but not the audubon society trying to make our beaches private and closed to humans, Please HELP US!!


Sherry L. Watts   April 20th, 2009 6:47 pm ET

the man needs to be listen to. walking out was immature on the UN's group. and the US not being there did not help. the man fells a great injustice has been done. WE NEED TO LISTEN MORE.


Aspergirl   April 20th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Anyone on here who was on Carly Fleischmann’s Exclusive Blog for Larry King Live, could you go back there and take a peek, i have put some moer important stuff that will help peopl, but i can’t put it on here cuz its of ftopic, but i dont know where else to put it, plus its still a blog with still has comments. i chose this blog cuz theres more poeple on here, maybe some of you were in the autism/carly fleishmann discussion. thanxamuch!


Dave of Detroit   April 20th, 2009 10:43 pm ET

Here I thought that Israel was founded as a result of the 1967 war and speaking of races-How many are aware that the Jews trace their ancestry back to Abraham and so do the Arabs. The Jews through Isaac and the Arabs through Ishmael. The Koran and the Torah are comparable and they actually have only one disagreement but it is a beaut! Who has the rights to the Promised Land? Why is a Moslem Dome atop the remains of Solomon's Temple? And why so much hatred between Shemetic Races? Why is the attention of the world turned to the Middle East and Israel?


Patricia Burns   April 20th, 2009 10:54 pm ET

The land is Israel's FOR EVER and throughout Eternity.

God gave the land FROM the river of Egypt TO the great river Euphrates to Israel as an EVERLASTING covenant.

The land is Israel’s FOR EVER, upon this earth and throughout eternity (Gen.15:18, Eze.37:25, Eze.39:16).


Dave of Detroit   April 20th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

response to Patricia-I wouldn't visit Iran, the Gaza Strip, or even neighboring Egypt and start shouting that on the streets. Okay in Israel or the U.S. but not so good there!


Terry, TX   April 20th, 2009 11:50 pm ET

President Obama was correct to boycott this stupid irrelevant conference. He would like to see Christians dead and Israel. The Nations who walked were heroes and Ahmadinejad is a coward. We are talking about a man who wants all killed who write against Islam, speaks against Islam, who agrees to children being strapped with bombs, who brutalizes his women, mutilates female children's genitals....he wants Sharia Law throughout the world.


panzie whittaker   April 21st, 2009 1:42 am ET

I AM SO FRUSTRATED AT YOU FOR HAVING PEREZ HILTON ON YOUR SHOW DEFENDING HIS GAY VIEWS WHILE MISS CALIFORNIA IS HAVING TO TAKE HIS ABUSE. SHE IS TO BE COMMENDED FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH. SEEMS ALL THINGS THAT USE TO BE AND STILL SHOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR ILLICIT IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED THE CASE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK AND CONGRATULATE MISS CALIFORNIA FOR BEING BRAVE ENOUGH TO USE HER FREEDOM OF SPEACH AND TO LET HER KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY SHE DOES. YOUR SHOW TRIES TO CONVINCE THE MORAL PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD TO BELIEVE WE NO LONGER MATTER. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WORLD TODAY , MORE AND MORE CORRUPTION BECAUSE ANY THING GOES. SAD. VIRGINIA


matt   April 21st, 2009 4:26 am ET

people like the iranian president should not be given time of day.that man is simply EVIL


MaryAnne B . Phillips   April 21st, 2009 11:42 am ET

The person has asserted repeatedly that there is no proof that the Holocaust ever occurred yet he will not take a trip to Nazi-occupied lands to discover the truth, if he would ever know the truth.


Dave of Detroit   April 21st, 2009 2:56 pm ET

There is an old American expression that Obama seems to have some acquaintance with-Walk a mile in a man's moccasins before judging him...This is very refreshing as I truly believe that Americans are the most arrogant and pig-headed people in the world and can see no other opinions than their own. We are separated by the big pond, don't have to deal with these people on a daily basis, have no idea of the forces driving them, and sadly, could care less! I have nothing but admiration for the soldiers that have done more to improve our relations with the people of Iraq and Afghanistan than any of our high paid politicians. They are people first and soldiers second and the Middle Eastern Mindset has been altered by just getting to know our people in Uniform-They are great Ambassadors and truly represent the best of America!


David W. Tucker   April 22nd, 2009 7:25 am ET

Mr. King Sir, I only have one question, in 2 parts. Who controls the nuclear weapon's in Pakistan and what are the chances of Bin
Ladden getting his grubby hands on a few loose nuke's? Isreal will not tolerate this. They will respond and no one would be able to stop them. You should read some of Arial Sharon's early speeches on this matter. They are quite enlightening. If there is to be another Holocost,
Isreal will not go alone this time. They will take all of us with them and
I wouldn't blame them after what happened or didn't happen in wwII.
And this is from a gohim. Shalom Isreal, Shalom. And May God con-
tinue to Bless you and keep you always. P.S.: Let us not forget about
that little turd in the punch bowl called Iran either,hmm.


David W. Tucker   April 22nd, 2009 7:42 am ET

Mr. King Sir, please let me clarify part of my former comments. what I should have said was, what did or didn't happen when tha Allies first discovered the Death Camp's and what they conspired "not to do
about them". And that includes the Pope. It was shamefull and a
travesty of non-justice. They simply decided not to do anything and let
the War run it's course to it's inevitable conclussion and God saw all
of it and He was sorely vexed. Guilt is not a Jewish property, it affects
all of us. Good day to you and may God Bless.


amb   April 22nd, 2009 9:57 am ET

From what I've read and heard about the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadineja, he sounds like a nut case. About his country, Perez Hilton better not go there as he'll join the other gays who have lost their lives because of their sexual orientation. And he wants to wipe out Israel too. What a country!!!


TImothy Lee   April 22nd, 2009 12:02 pm ET

The continued talk of Israel as a victim is ludicrous. The West talks of Iran's racism while ignoring Israel's continued massacre of innocent Palestinians and the use of white phosphorus in populated civilian areas. The West talks of iran's possible rogue nuclear weapons program while ignoring Israel's confirmed rogue nuclear program. I am not a fan of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but he is right to call Israel a "paragon of racism" in reference to the unwarranted killing of Muslims in Palestine.


TImothy Lee   April 22nd, 2009 12:05 pm ET

And BTW, I will be happy when the phrase Never Again applies to all Humans, including Palestinians, not just Jews.


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