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Ahmadinejad wants to visit Ground Zero

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to visit Ground Zero while he is in New York City next week to address the United Nations - and Mayor Bloomberg may let him! Sarah Garland reports for the New York Sun:


In a move that has stunned New York, the Bloomberg administration is in discussions to escort the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to ground zero during his visit to New York next week, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said today.

The Iranian mission to the U.N. made the request to the New York City Police Department and the Secret Service, which will jointly oversee security during the leader's two-day visit. Mr. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to arrive September 24 to speak to the U.N. General Assembly as the Security Council decides whether to increase sanctions against his country for its uranium enrichment program.


Read it all at the link above. It is frankly unbelievable that the Mayor needs more than a nanosecond to tell the world's leading sponsor of terrorism, "HELL NO!"


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He wants his request to be ... (Below threshold)
mantis:

He wants his request to be denied; that much is obvious. Looks like there will be pressure on Bloomberg to give him his wish.

The only reason I would eve... (Below threshold)

The only reason I would ever permit an atrocious waste of human flesh such as that... individual... to ever visit Ground Zero in NYC would be if there were plans in place to ensure he never, ever left.

James Lewis at the American... (Below threshold)
kim:

James Lewis at the American Thinker has an excellent article about Iran, Syria, and North Korea. I learned a new spelling for Ahmadi-Nejad, as well as a few other hair-raising things, like nukes and nerve gas loose all over Syria.
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kim ~ You've mentioned that... (Below threshold)

kim ~ You've mentioned that on a couple of threads, and it is a good read, but many may not find it listed there as an "article" because it is actually a blog post. Here's a link to the Lewis post for those interested.

Will Cornelius be bringing ... (Below threshold)
moseby:

Will Cornelius be bringing Zira with him like the last time he landed here?

Will Cornelius be ... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:
Will Cornelius be bringing Zira with him like the last time he landed here?

Nice! :)

Make him visit the Jewish H... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Make him visit the Jewish Holocaust Museum first.

Peter F ~ Isn't the Holocau... (Below threshold)

Peter F ~ Isn't the Holocaust Museum in DC? His visa wouldn't cover the side trip.

Thanks Kim and Jim. I've be... (Below threshold)

Thanks Kim and Jim. I've been looking for that.

Peter F ~ Isn't the Holo... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Peter F ~ Isn't the Holocaust Museum in DC? His visa wouldn't cover the side trip.

Yes, it is. But kinda missing my subtle point there, Jim.

If I were Bloomberg (and thank God I'm not), I'd have the motorcade take a detour so I could drag him by his anti-Semite, Dumbo ears for a tour.

This half-pint Nazi should'... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

This half-pint Nazi should'nt be alowed to leave NYC alive. Lynch the MF'er!

The request has been reject... (Below threshold)

The request has been rejected by the NYC police. Quite unequivocally. Now let's see if the State Department will override NYC's gendarmes and volunteer to provide security.

I'm betting that if that takes place, Ahmadinejad won't live through the experience.

PeterThat tour shoul... (Below threshold)

Peter
That tour should include the Fresh Kills landfill site on Staten Island.

After that, I would wrap his sorry ass in pig skin and troll him from the ferry on a hundered foot line. Assuming that the sharks will show him professional courtesy, I would then borrow Romney's idea and arrest him. Knowing that diplomatic immunity would ultimately trump the charge, we should fight the case for exactly 444 days. Then toss him out of a NYPD car in the diamond district.

I think he should have an u... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

I think he should have an un-escorted outing with the local Mafiosi, who no doubt could introduce him to some of the local customs.

Ahmadinejad should get a fi... (Below threshold)
JasonM:

Ahmadinejad should get a firsthand look at the results of terrorism. He won't learn anything if he doesn't get to see that there are real consequences for his policies.

Give him a tour of ground z... (Below threshold)
NGrove:

Give him a tour of ground zero?! Sure, just tell him to stand still long enough and we can show him ground zero without him ever leaving home.

I'm sure they can manage to... (Below threshold)
cirby:

I'm sure they can manage to word the diplomatic visa so that it expires suddenly about the time he gets to the site.

And they can pay for a half-day of security.

HughS, I think you owE mE a... (Below threshold)
Clay:

HughS, I think you owE mE a suggEstion on clEaning up the coffEE spill on my kEyboard.

Actually, if he goes to the... (Below threshold)

Actually, if he goes to the WTC site and says the attack was despicable, that's a hearts-and-minds bonus for the US.

I would escort him there. A... (Below threshold)
civil disobedience:

I would escort him there. And then put a bullet in the back of his head ala Tony Soprano. With a big "Fu*k You!" yelled at his falling corpse. Followed by a "Anyone of you other a**holes want one?!"

It doesn't matter, he'll die anyway when Israel nukes his country.

Rudy says <a href="http://w... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Rudy says no-no.

"Under no circumstances should the NYPD or any other American authority assist President Ahmadinejad in visiting Ground Zero. This is a man who has made threats against America and Israel, is harboring Bin Laden's son and other al-Qaeda leaders, is shipping arms to Iraqi insurgents and is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons. Assisting Ahmadinejad in touring Ground Zero - hallowed ground for all Americans - is outrageous."

So he wants to visit the si... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

So he wants to visit the site of the handiwork of smany of his radical followers what he going to do lay a cresent at the place?

I don't know....there's alo... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

I don't know....there's alot of stuff suspended down there right now, some uneven ground, some exposed, sharpened rebars in a pit beneath the west wall...might even be some carelessly stacked 5000lb steel plates hanging above the site from a crane on a fraying cable.

I say we let him visit.

Actually, his visit may be ... (Below threshold)
kim:

Actually, his visit may be extremely interesting. His policies are bankrupt and he's a madman. He will have a huge meltdown at the UN if allowed to speak. It will be on very public display. I'm amazed the mullahs have allowed him to come. Watch him die and we get blamed.
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Either that or he will make... (Below threshold)
kim:

Either that or he will make public fools of the mullahcracy or his speech will be cancelled. I don't see other likelihoods, and rank these 2,3,1.
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I half suspect him of expec... (Below threshold)
kim:

I half suspect him of expecting martyrdom with subsequent reprisal on Israel with nerve gas and nuclear mess, and the dam joos foiled the plot.

Half. It's not beyond rationale in his belief system.
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I suggest radical students ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

I suggest radical students take him hostage and hold him for 444 days. I think he would understand.

Explain to him, ever so pol... (Below threshold)

Explain to him, ever so politely, that despite what he has doubtless heard from Senators Reid and Clinton, Americans have a longer memory than he seems to understand. Long enough to notice the resemblence between Mr. AhmahtwantJihad and one of those Embassy terrorists back in 1980, and that his personal safety would depend on the mood of the NYPD, who lost quite a few good men on 9/11 to terrorists, and so we must reluctantly decline his desire to commit suicide in this way.

DJ, does that long memory e... (Below threshold)

DJ, does that long memory extend to which US president secretly sold the Iranians weapons systems, and also secretly negotiated with Iran as terrorists, while Iran was publicly calling for our downfall?

I'll give you a hint: his initials are "Ronald Reagan".

his initials are "Ronald... (Below threshold)

his initials are "Ronald Reagan".

No jimji, that his name, his initials are RR, and God bless him.

The end result was pain inflicted on the communist Sandanistas and I frankly don't care if our President used some Iranian stooges to accomplish the effort. Don't like what Reagan did? Impeach him.

We also sold the Shah the n... (Below threshold)
dr lava:

We also sold the Shah the nuclear technology in the seventies under Nixon.

dr lava, that's a pretty si... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

dr lava, that's a pretty silly thing to claim. Iran is currently building a centrifuge cascade to enrich uranium. That has nothing to do with anything from the '70's, it has nothing to do with Nixon. We did not sell them that.

Enrichment of uranium does not require nuclear reactors for an atomic bomb program. Reactors, usually heavy water reactors, not the light water reactors that the US exports, produce plutonium for plutonium bomb programs which is separated from the uranium fuel chemically.

So quit spreading your ignorant nonsense dr lava. Its just an annoyance.

OK, Hugh. Just so I'm clear... (Below threshold)
jim:

OK, Hugh. Just so I'm clear:

You're comfortable with our President violating not only *the law* but the *HIGHEST law*, the Constitution? (1)

To make money (remember that part about Congress holding the purse strings?) to support South American programs that Congress didn't want? (2)

To support South American killers who ended up slaughtering thousands of people, mostly innocent civilians? (3)

- and doing this by secretly selling weapons and weapons systems to our sworn enemy Iran - (4)

*and* negotiating with terrorists on top of that...(5)

...Oh yeah. And at the same time we were publicly selling weapons to and supporting Saddam Hussein in Iraq. So we were essentially selling weapons to both sides when they were at war...

So, ok. If you're comfortable with Reagan breaking the law those 5 ways, that's cool.

Just be aware that if you condemn anyone else in office for breaking the law and you still *don't* want to hold Reagan accountable, that isn't morally consistent.




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