September 23, 2010

In case you missed it: President Ahmadinejad

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Barry Vandi   September 23rd, 2010 11:41 am ET

I never liked or care for Ahmadinejad. But today on Larry King live; hedid good and as we say; was da man

IKHAN   September 23rd, 2010 4:48 pm ET

Hi Larry
there was nothing unexpected in the Iranian President's speech to the general Assembly except of course his alluding to the complicity of our own administration at the time , in 9/11 attacks.

Now it is interesting to note that most world nations & their intelligence agencies,except our close allies, do not swallow the official version put forth by our govt as to the 9/11 attacks. Even here in USA a large number of proffessionals in aviation,architecture,engineering and even in law enforcement & the military question the veracity of the official version.
Allan Hart the BBC correspondent in a recent interview to BBC outrightly points his finger at Mossad and some level of involvement on the part of figures like Dick Cheney & Wolfowitz.

Joe G. (Illinois)   September 23rd, 2010 5:18 pm ET

It’s not for lack of confidence we push forward.
But only when in comparison to others do we ever exalt ourselves. Correction. Sorry.. My mistake. That’s not true!

Bottom line is that.. Borak Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize and Ahmadinejad did not. Sure they might have less Freedom and stone to death people, but here we have the Equalities, Freedom of abortion of innocent children still in the womb, etc, etc.

In all fairness, come on..!
Let's reserve some credibility in the world.

Jade   September 23rd, 2010 6:14 pm ET

I never thought I would say this, but President Ahmadinejad is very clever and very observant. Everything that he said last night was right-on. He addressed without saying it, the racism in this country, the horrible prison system that is over-crowded and growing with mostly prisoners with petty charges that generate money for the states. Murderers walk the streets while people are incarcerated for driving while suspended/revoked, petty theft, failure to pay child support.... in an economy where there are hardly any jobs and child support continues to grow unless you are dead! You stand a better chance of avoiding prison in this country if you murder someone than if you committ a traffic violation! Thanks for saying what Americans are afraid to say President Ahmadinejad.

pirouzi   September 23rd, 2010 6:15 pm ET

Ahmadinejad might call Netanyahu a skilled killer and many might agree but Ahmadinejad and his clique are maybe even more skilled in killing. Ask the Iranian opposition.

Tom   September 23rd, 2010 10:25 pm ET

It is funny how some think that Ahmadinejad is smart but don't care what he is donig to the people in his country. Hitler was very smart too and fooled million of people. What was the result of his action? Why people think being smart is equal to being right in your action. Smart people can be both cruel and just. Because he is making some points about US shortcomings, does not mean that he is a just and caring person.

caterina altavilla   September 23rd, 2010 10:36 pm ET

before this interview I did not like Amadinejad but I have to say that he is very intelligent and there is a lot of truth in his words about every subject he was asked by Larry King. Larry seemed very aggressive with him who, on the opposite, never lost his fairplay. If it was a soccer game I could say Amadinejad 2 / Larry King 0. Amadinejad for sure won this battle of words. By the way I have to congratulate this website for showing all posts in favor of Amadinejad, I did not expect so much honesty! The only bad thing he said has been for Netanyau calling him a skilled killer but also that is unfortunately true.

William Flahie   September 23rd, 2010 11:39 pm ET

Dear Larry, I have watched the few diffrent networks interview Mahmoud this past week. and if everyone walking out on him during his United nation speech, or should I say his personal jaded view of history as it has happened. there is no doubt he is the ultimate cin artist. Interesting enough in his own way it almost makes sense if you are not intelligent enough to know what is truth,and what are his fabrications. There is a famous French saying about people like him, and it would go; trying to have an intellingent conversation with Mahmoud Amadinejad is like trying to pee in to a Violin.
That is how he keeps everyone under his thumb, because you never get an answer to your question, and when he doesn't have an answer, he rexerts to backing up to one or two points that you were talking about earlier. Much like a very talented con -artist. But by no means a Presidencial Leader because really he is not one.

BeachJustice   September 24th, 2010 2:20 am ET

There was a moratorium placed on stoning in Iran some years ago, so I'm a little confused on that front. I'm not sure if it's propaganda or whether there is a real threat of stoning.

Alex Bolderen   September 24th, 2010 6:29 am ET

Dear Larry

I wonder why you called Ahmadinejad as Mr. President!! He has not been selected by Iranian people. have you forgetten what he did with Iranian people who believed that he had stolen their votes?
No, he is just ahmadinejad not Mr. president... Calling him as president is insulting to Iranian people who lost their young children in demonstrations and people who are in prisons just for freedom.

Ab   September 24th, 2010 12:21 pm ET

@pirouzi – you're comparing the protestors killed in Iran to the thousands that have been murdered by Netanyahu?

@Tom – Save us the HItler comparisons. The man has to sit and answer questions about why his country doesn't appease Israel. Who's the real Nazis in this scenario.

Hamed   September 24th, 2010 5:03 pm ET

First i want to say we are Proud of our President (Dr. Ahmadinejhad); I read all comments here and i can say just one thing; we Have a famous saying in Iran that is very Close to some People it says "You can wake the sleeping man but not the man who is in false sleep"

some of people don't want to accept the Truth and that is the Problem

IKHAN   September 24th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

@ Ab

appropriate response to comments which reflect one side of the coin only. Its time that we Americans become able to intelligently & objectively look at whats so terribly wrong with the world.

Darioush   September 25th, 2010 9:21 am ET

I wasn't going to add anything here since everything is clear for everybody but let me respond to what Hamed says here. There is a minority of people in the Iran who are for many reasons pretending as supporters of this totalitarian government. I am an Iranian, and I am saying on behalf of more than 85% of Iranian people. Ahmadinejad is not our president, he is not representative of Iranians and he is the most disgusting Iranian president ever amongst Iranians. Supporters of Ahmadinejad could be divided in two categories: 1- those blarney who are seeking their own benefits 2- those who are foolish enough not to allow themselves to look around and judge and reason based on existing facts...
Ahmadinejad is a shame a blemish on Iranians. They are abiding just by force not by people's will

Reza   September 25th, 2010 2:07 pm ET

I think a journalist must do his homework carefuly before interviewing
with Ahmadinejad. When he said that you guys(Americans)have many
prisioners and he had a list of 50 women in jail on death roll, at that point Mr. Larry KIng should have said wait a minute these people have
probabely commited a crime and they had a trial in court with an attorney present but your Government has prisioned hundreds of political prisioners just because of their bellieves and having a different opinion or religion.
Sakineh's attornery had to escape from Iran.

ali   September 25th, 2010 6:02 pm ET

Hi, dear Mr. king as an Iranian I suggest next time if you had a chance to interview this man who calls himself the president and in fact he is not, please talk to one of the Iranians and have some question ready about the Iranians who are in the prison in Iran simply because they are oppositions, don, t let this man tell you there are 2.5 million prisoners in the us, you should have said what about in Iran and ask him how many prisoners there are in Iran simply because they are opposition,,

Hamed   September 26th, 2010 11:05 am ET

@ Darioush

why do you think that when we are talking about Iran, it means that we are talking about Tehran. Population of Iran is about 75Millions, and you should respect others opinion about electing the President. No body can't find any Proof to Prove the Fraud in Iranian Presidential Election. So it's better for you to accept and respect to your compatriots OPINION !
Dr. Ahmadinejad is Our President!
Long Live Ahmadinejad !!!

Mark   September 26th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

I can see why Obama is afraid to debate Mr. Ahmadinejad. He may end up looking as flustered and foolish as Larry King did. Ahmadinejad stood out as being intelligent, calm and concise in his answers –a very rare sight on the media these days. I'm not convinced that Iran is a place worth visiting, but it is a country that deserves to be listened to by government, not just batted about by the media.

Separately from this issue, I think sanctions against Israel would be worth considering once we finally cut off the financial aid to their military.

sahar   September 27th, 2010 6:41 am ET

let me tell u sth. i am an Iranian girl, it's right that i am not completely satisfied with the life that i have here and i don't like the government, but i do believe that what Ahmadinejad said about other countries were all correct, as what he said about that woman that was executed in US and also about the miserable Palestinians, i think we should look at these matters from the eye of a human being not our nationality or where we live, as he says i confirm that almost all of Iranians believe in other religions too and we all respect them. and we love ppl all around the world. I HOPE ONE DAY WE WILL ALL LIVE IN PEACE.

Eric   September 27th, 2010 9:45 am ET

What a smart and honest dude. This sort of wake up media is never shown in the west. Our heads are full of nonsense and biased thoughts. This man as put things prescriptions and clear that we are the ignorant lot. Anyway Ikan we Americans will never know the truths as we don't want to or seek to, because the intelligent we want is to know how to be hypocrites. We American will end up like batteries for this economic and we will live and die without ever knowing the truth. Secondly Alex B and rest of the people that refuse to take this as awake up call. This Mr President is correct president chosen by his people, politicians and their Supreme Leader. We amercing just don't like him personally that's why we back oppositions. Just like Mahmoud Abbas of Palestinian West bank, his not the elected president and we refuse to acknowledge the real government who won by people votes, because we just don't like them him personally, that's the way of the hypocrites.


Mutual respet   November 19th, 2010 4:49 am ET

Hey Tom Hitler was a fascist and attacked countries,correct but is Iran attacking countries or any evidence in 100 years history? Or USA, that attack countries and steals naturals resources of nations. Think about it and go to reality and make the judgment that it is Iran that is sandwiched by US forces east and west (Afghanistan and Iraq).

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