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September 29, 2007

Ahmadinejad Attributes 11 September to "Bad World Management."

Broadcast 29 September on Iranian state satellite TV (IRINN)

Announcer: While returning from New York in an exclusive interview with IRINN's correspondent, the president of the republic discussed the accomplishments of his trip.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: I think there were very great accomplishments, much more extensive than we expected. In general I knew that this would not be a natural or peaceful visit for many reasons. Parts of the US government as well as the Zionists were certainly not going to tolerate Iran's president of the republic, who is after all a cultural and university figure, speaking plainly about the nation Iran's views, which are new, especially not to a university audience.

Crossposted to The Satellite News.

Of course there are some who think their invitation was intended to undermine and sabotage this message. It was organized for this very purpose.

Interviewer Mehrafar: You were planning to visit the twin towers, but this was very controversial in their media. What is your view about what happened?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: You know they used lies and propaganda. For example they showed me next Bin Laden. They showed me killing people with tanks and artillery. This is psychological warfare. The 11 September incident was the beginning of great changes! That was their pretext for occupying Afghanistan! On that pretext they killed 100,000 people. Naturally we had to show a suitable reaction. I was planning to do the same thing last year, but it didn't happen, there wasn't enough time. I wanted to express sympathy and show respect for those who were killed and their families.

I also wanted to ask two or three questions and give my views. I wanted to tell them that in our view this incident was the result of erroneous management of the world! It was the result of inhumane management of the world! Why did something like this have to happen?

They made something sacred out of 11 September, like the holocaust; whoever doesn't accept it is an infidel, and if you accept it you have to accept all the crimes that came later. Well, we had to say these things. I think they had a relationship with the American people about this and they didn't want anything to undermine it.

Crossposted to The Satellite News.

Posted by John at September 29, 2007 2:55 PM

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