During his ’60 Minutes’ interview, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed surprise that people do not want him to go to Ground Zero, Scott Pelley said:
“Well sir, you are the head of government on an Islamist state that the United States government says is a major exporter of terrorism around the world.”
“We obviously are very much against any terrorist action and any killing. Also we are very much against any plots to sow the seeds of discord among nations. Usually, you go to these sites to pay your respects and to also air your views about the root causes of such incidents.”
Mass murder is what the 9/11 hijackers conducted on 9/11, not an “incident.” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wanted to pay his respects at Ground Zero to the 19 hijackers who murdered 3,000 innocent people on 9/11. According to the 9/11 Commission, “8 to 10 of the muscle hijackers” passed through Iran from October 2000 through February 2001 without their passports being stamped so as to avoid alerting security officials of other nations latter. Other sources say they were escorted by Iranian intelligence.
His regime is a root cause of terrorism. Iran supplies weapons and training to murder America’s son and daughters in Iraq. There they continue a 28 year tradition of directing or assisting terrorists against the “Great Satan.”
Yet Ahmadinejad avoided answering Scott Pelley’s questions about EFPs:
Ahmadinejad arrived in New York City yesterday and is scheduled to speak at DC’s National Press Club via VideoLink and at Columbia University today. He will address the United Nations on Tuesday.
Dozens of groups will protest Ahmadinejad. Here are a few suggestions for their signs:
Stop killing U.S. troops
Blood of American troops on Ahmadinejad’s hands
Iranian IEDs killing our troops
Stand with the Iranian People: Dump the Ayatollahs
Here is a schedule of today’s events and contacts:
MONDAY, SEPT. 24:
What: Ahmadinejad to speak at luncheon at National Press Club by videolink
When: 12 p.m.
Where: Washington, DC: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW
Please note: Attendance limited to NPC members, their guests and accredited media only. Luncheon tickets are $16 for members and $28 for guests. For more info: NPC reservations: 202- 662-7501. Accredited media with questions should email Melinda Cooke at email@example.com to reserve seats.
MONDAY, SEPT. 24:
What: Rally led by Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Community Relations in cooperation with United Jewish Communities, UJA-Federation of New York and Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
When: 12 p.m. (rain or shine)
Where: NYC: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 2nd Ave. at 47th St.(across the street from the UN)
For more info: Conference of Presidents, 212-318-6111 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the JCRC, 212-983-4800, ext. 161 or email@example.com
MONDAY, SEPT. 24:
What: Rally by students from Columbia and other universities incuding Rutgers, Brooklyn College and Queens College, area high school students and dozens of Jewish organizations
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: NYC: Outside Columbia University at W. 116th St. and Broadway
Columbia students available for interviews:
Jacob Kriegel, undergraduate student and president of LionPAC (a Jewish student organization at Columbia);
Ruven Ellberger, third-year law student and former president of Jewish Law Student Association
Source: The Israeli Project
Update, 6:30 a.m. Eastern: Click on the image below for the Washington Times’ report on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s trip to the United Nations.