Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was up to his old tricks on Thursday, delivering a speech that criticized Washington and all but blamed the United States for the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Delegates from the U.S. walked out of the U.N. General Assembly, followed by delegates from other nations.
Ahmadinejad claimed that there were three points of view as to what transpired on 9/11.
First, he suggested that a “powerful and complex terrorist group” penetrated U.S. intelligence and defenses.
Second, “some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack,” Ahmadinejad said, adding that the attacks were likely a aimed at reversing “the declining American economy and its scripts on the Middle East in order to save the Zionist regime. The majority of the American people, as well as most nations and politicians around the world, agree with this view.”
At that point, the Americans stood and walked out without listening to the third theory, which was that the terrorist attacks were the work of “a terrorist group but the American government supported and took advantage of the situation.”
Following the U.S. delegation to the exits were representatives from Britain, Sweden, Australia, Belgium, Uruguay and Spain.
President Barack Obama had already spoken to the U.N. General Assembly and had departed before Ahmadinejad gave his speech. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the president “found the comments to be outrageous and offensive, given how close we are to ground zero,” the New York site of the attacks.
You can check out the video of Ahmadinejad’s ludicrous speech below.
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