Madness as Foreign Policy
The following is an addendum on this post.
The person who currently acts as president of Iran, a country just a step away from acquiring nuclear weapons, went on record, after his speech at the UN GA as testifying the following:
Ahmadinejad said that someone present at the UN told him that a light surrounded him while he was delivering his speech to the General Assembly. The Iranian president added that he also sensed it.
"He said when you began with the words 'in the name of God,' I saw that you became surrounded by a light until the end [of the speech]," Ahmadinejad appears to say in the video. "I felt it myself, too. I felt that all of a sudden the atmosphere changed there, and for 27-28 minutes all the leaders did not blink."
Ahmadinejad adds that he is not exaggerating.
"I am not exaggerating when I say they did not blink; it's not an exaggeration, because I was looking," he says. "They were astonished as if a hand held them there and made them sit. It had opened their eyes and ears for the message of the Islamic Republic."
He has now elaborated upon his fantastic narrative:
"Ahmadinejad reportedly claims he has documented evidence that the U.S. is blocking the return of Mahdi, the Imam believed by Muslims to be the savior.
"We have documented proof that they believe that a descendant of the prophet of Islam will raise in these parts and he will dry the roots of all injustice in the world," Ahmadinejad said during a speech on Monday, according to Al Arabiya.
"They have devised all these plans to prevent the coming of the Hidden Imam because they know that the Iranian nation is the one that will prepare the grounds for his coming and will be the supporters of his rule," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying..."
These hallucinations are not new.
Mr. Ahmadinejad served as Tehran's mayor before taking office as president. As such, he secreted funds to be used to widen city streets to accommodate throngs of well-wishers who will witness the Mahdi's return. He also committed funds to renovate the mosque housing the well where the Mahdi is to make his reappearance."
Of course, hallucinations are not the exclusive liability of crazy Muslims:
"It's been 89 days since Manuel Zelaya was booted from power. He's sleeping on chairs, and he claims his throat is sore from toxic gases and "Israeli mercenaries'' are torturing him with high-frequency radiation.
"We are being threatened with death,'' he said in an interview with The Miami Herald, adding that mercenaries were likely to storm the embassy where he has been holed up since Monday and assassinate him."
Of course, Zelaya is a Chavez bootlicker and Chavez, in his turn, is an ardent friend and supporter of the crazy Ahmadinejad:
"I can say that you are a hero and a symbol of resistance in the fight against imperialism," IRNA quoted Chavez as saying in a ceremony held to welcome the Iranian President."
And from Honduras's most vocal advocate of Manuel Zelaya, David Romero Ellner, Executive Director, Radio Globo, Honduras, Sept. 25, 2009:
"Sometimes I ask myself if Hitler wasn't right when he wanted to finish with that race, through the famous holocaust, because if there are people that are harmful to this country, they are the Jews, the Israelites."