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US can no longer dictate policy, says Iran

2012-03-26 12:03

Dushanbe - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday the United States could no longer dictate policy to the rest of the world and that relations between Nato and Pakistan would become more unstable.

"Nato and the United States should change their policy because the time when they dictate their conditions to the world has passed," Ahmadinejad said in a speech during a conference on Afghanistan's economy in the capital of neighbouring Tajikistan.

"Relations between Nato and Pakistan, their unsteadiness and instability, will only grow," he said. He was speaking in Farsi, which was translated into Russian for conference participants in the former Soviet republic.

Calling for the immediate withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, Ahmadinejad said: "The main reason for the difficulties in the world is the policy of Nato member countries, undertaken with the aim of reviving colonialism."

"The entire problem lies with Nato and with the policies of Nato members, most of all the United States, which entered Afghanistan under the guise of the war on terrorism and under the same banner is now surrounding India, Russia and China."

The US delegation to the conference, headed by Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake, left the hall when Ahmadinejad began to speak and returned after the conclusion of his speech.

Ahmadinejad made no reference to Iran's nuclear programme. Iran says the programme is purely peaceful, but Israel and Western nations believe the country is moving towards a nuclear bomb that could change the regional balance of power.

Comments
  • Benn - 2012-03-26 12:20

    Ahmedinejad is an international terrorist and what he says, thinks and does, is of no consequence- he should be destroyed. The US delegation was right in walking out.

      IAnon - 2012-03-26 15:40

      @Bones, I agree. Israel is scared of no longer being the nuclear powerhouse in that region, so they go running off to big brother and cry foul. The US starts flexing it's muscles with what little it has left, to once again try and hoodwink the rest of the world into believing fairy-tales. Lets hope the world has woken up and sees this situation for what it really is and turns it's back on these two warmongering nations.

      Denise - 2012-03-26 19:56

      ben ur so gullible if bush told u blue is red, u wud believe him.. tards who cant think 4 themselves

      Fred - 2012-03-26 19:58

      Bush!! Get a life. The Bush administration ended years ago.

      Denise - 2012-03-27 06:37

      does it really matter FRED... loser.. they all just puppets, and we the soldiers must mock those puppets n their masters n then bring an end to their existence ASAP...

      Fred - 2012-03-27 07:16

      With this level of thinking, the chances of success are virtually zero. Carry on.

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:52

      Bones - repeating a lie does not cause it to carry truth.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-26 12:29

    Irrespective of whether these are terrorists or not their message is an echo of reality, the US is all but bankrupt, has a history of failed wars, never having won a confrontation anywhere in the world, its last victory being against itself during the civil war. They have with the support of the UN and NATO plunged large parts of the world into war and are the biggest threat to peace the world has seen in many years.

      bluzulu - 2012-03-26 12:55

      And now the US wants the BRICS countries to buy US Bonds ( US Debt). They have been living beyond their means and now the 3rd world must buy their Debt.The gall of the US knows no bounds...These folks are on another Planet!!

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:53

      Both of your understanding of economics is flawed.

      bluzulu - 2012-03-27 08:15

      I know exactly now the economic markets work,Thanks Jayded.

      Jason - 2012-03-27 10:10

      No you dont bluzulu, you just think you do. In fact anyone who can tell you that they understand how economic markets work is blatantly delusional.

      bluzulu - 2012-03-27 19:49

      What makes you an expert ....I trade currencies, and make a good profit doing it. I have my own plan and it's works just fine,thank you. The net has great education. I understand exactly how this Boom and Bust cycle works and how the rich get richer every time is happens. Do you deny that the US and parts of Europe have been living beyond their means thereby inflating their markets to fund this lifestyle till such time Institutions weren't able to hide the massive amounts of Debt? Do you deny that the US has the greatest debt of any country on this Planet? Do you Deny that the US has so many trade rules in their favour i.e. All trade on International waters must be done in US dollars thereby ensuring their Currency is traded and ensuring it's Buoyancy? Do you deny that the Rand so criminally undervalued.This currency should be R2,50 to the US$. That would make life easier for most RSA's. People it's like this, The world is a market. Now as a RSA , when you walk into this market ,does it not make sense that if the money in your wallet is worth more , you can buy more , create more , holiday more ,have a better standard of life.... Some of the posters here want you to think that this world markets are so difficult to understand however this is their way of keeping you uneducated as to how the system is setup to keep the 3rd world and not allowing us First world standards.

      Fidel - 2012-03-27 20:05

      Put simply, The US is living on the money it prints up and not on the money it produces. The rest of the world pays for what they waste.

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-27 20:28

      @Bluzulu== Mr Currency dealer. Although ,seldom agree, I somehow do enjoy reading your posts, but sorry to say, this one is to put it mildly, a bit dumb!!! May I suggest, don't talk about things you don't understand !! To be honest, only few, if anybody understands what's happening in the financial markets.........!!!! But , the following, takes the cake; ""Some of the posters here want you to think that this world markets are so difficult to understand however this is their way of keeping you uneducated as to how the system is setup to keep the 3rd world and not allowing us First world standards"" Come on Bluzulu, you are having us on !!!!!!

      bluzulu - 2012-03-27 20:56

      Yep, Opinions are ........, every one has one. Explain exactly what is wrong as you put it instead of Fred's tact of personal attack whn you disagree witha post. What exactly are your thoughts on each point? Forget this "Dumb" Biso.....give an alternative or like Fred you do not have an alternative?

      Fred - 2012-03-28 16:30

      You're perfectly arrogant bluzulu, that's the essential thing that's wrong. You've broken the thumbs-down record with your posts. Hello!

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-26 12:52

    Yeah mate, Stand up for your country's right to autonomy,

  • IAnon - 2012-03-26 13:10

    Right on the button Ahmadinejad.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 15:33

      Ye That red button that will kill at least 200 million in the Middle East in about 5 seconds.

  • Horace - 2012-03-26 13:47

    You are so wrong Ahmedinejad!? USA is still the most powerful military power in the world, so I dare you to double-cross them!??

      Fred - 2012-03-26 16:42

      Muedes/Gollum has spoken. It must be true. Not.

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-26 17:18

      @Muedes, Well let's hope you are wrong, cause that would mean a TOTAL DISASTER for Africa. Not that you could give a damn, if a few MILLION more Africans would die!! This is the problem, with this childish anti Western BS, you loose total sight of reality. The Americans, through their aid programs to fight against African starvation and their fight against desceases like HIV aids and Malaria , save the lives of MILLIONS OF AFRICANS EVERY SINGLE YEAR !!! But you just want to satisfy your selfish mind, and spew out the hatred and racism you got in you. HOW DISTURBED AND SICK CAN ONE'S MIND GET ???????????

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-26 17:23

      @Muedes, Or you want to wait for the Russians and the Chinese, to come with some kind of aid ??????????????????? They would not give their sn.t for free!!!!!!!

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-26 17:31

      @Muesdes, Don't sit there like a big shot spewing out all your anti Western BS, Who you want to come and invest in Africa. The Chinese??????????? You must be of your rocker............ Get of your but, and go and speak to employees who work for Chines owned companies , or i should rather say, EX EMPLOYEES, because these slimy bastards take over companies, fire the African staff, and replace them with..........Chinese. Wake up !!!!!!!!

  • Rashida Patel - 2012-03-26 13:52

    There enough wars and destruction , why does the u s and israel want another ? Iran is standing up to the bully and war mongers of the world

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 15:31

      Nope Iran is the bully... Did you hear Israel call for Iran’s annihilation? didn’t think so. Iran has called for Israel to be wiped off the map publicly and in private many times. From Iranian heads-of-state to fanatical Mullahs - many have said that they will do their utmost to remove Israel from the map. Please make no mistake; Israel is Samson while the Islamic fundamentalists like the ayatollahs of Iran is Goliath.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 16:45

      I agree with you on the first part of your comment, but you're completely wrong, being played for a patsy, for the rest. The rogue Iranian regime, distinct from the Iranian people, is funneling arms to the Palestinians and inciting them to attack Israel almost daily. Why?

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:54

      rashida - some countries would be okay with nuclear weapons, other countries not so much.

  • nibishaka - 2012-03-26 14:33

    While Ahmadnedjad might be arrogant in the ears of USA and the West in general, we haven't heard or seen Iranians involved in terrorist acts. whether they support it or not, that has to still be proven. Bin Laden and his folowers never trained in Iran or by Iranians. Calling Iran a terrorist state, simply because they have a policy of challenging the USA hegemon, dependency politics and other forms of neo colonialism is the same thing we have in Africa today, where opposition parties are colled terrorists organisations, simply because they are opposisition. Mandela himself and the ANC were terrorists until recently.

      Horace - 2012-03-26 14:46

      When a sovereign state wishes the destruction of another state and denies the Holacust ever happened, what do you expect the USA and Israel to do?

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:55

      nibishaka - they dont directly participate in terrorism, if they did they would be invaded. instead they support terrorism all over the world. give them a nuke and soon you will have terrorists with a nuke.

  • Johannes - 2012-03-26 14:37

    The reason why they want a war is so that world war 3 will happen and then countries with little armies will buy usa and isreali troops, that way they get money back in their economy and create jobs, and an increase in world wide mortality increases economy over time. The same happened a 100 years ago with world war 1 and 2 that followed.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 16:47

      You're a Nazi. Plus you're uneducated. Usually the two go together. I recommend spending as much time on educating yourself as you do on hating Jews and the US. Right now you're a retard, a very dumb one at that.

  • Jaba - 2012-03-26 15:18

    Some of you still think that peace is possible for Israel in the Middle East. Some of you still believe that if Israel would only engage with or negotiate with its Arab enemies, there is a chance for peace. Some of you argue that the roots of the conflict and the Anti-Israeli and Anti-Jewish terrorism and hatred are the so-called occupation, the settlements, the zealot settlers, the road blocks, poverty, and a sense of humiliation and hopelessness among the Arabs, especially the Palestinians. Some of you still believe that if Israel would only withdraw from the so-called occupied territories to the 1967 borders, and a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as a capital would be established, and the Golan Heights would be given away to the Syrians, Israel would at last live in peace with its neighbors.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 15:19

      But the targeting of Jewish children in Toulouse, France, should remind us that the root of the conflict is extreme Muslim indoctrination to Jihad, violence, and hate against Jews. There is no chance for any true peace in the Middle East for many years to come when several generations of young Arabs and Muslims have already been lost through daily brainwashing to the dark side of civilization, and nothing Israel or the US will do can bring them back. Similar to Nazism, the central theme of their brainwashing is irrational and obsessive hatred of Jews.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 15:21

      Otherwise, how do you explain the fact that the 23 years old terrorist targeted a Jewish school chasing Miriam, an eight years old girl, grabbing her ponytail and shooting her three times in the head at point blank range? Why did he take the trouble to film his actions, strapping a video to his neck? Why did he document the execution of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his two little boys ages three and six? Because for the Islamists, like for the Nazis in World War II, Jewish children are not perceived as human beings, but rather, as the rodents. Similarly, thousands of sermons, statements, television shows and articles emanating from the Muslim and Arab world liken Jews and Israelis to animals, diseases and the devil.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 15:22

      For the Islamists, as for the Nazis, the destruction of the Jews and the Jewish state is central to their world ideology and indoctrination of hate. I never understood why people believe that every conflict can be solved diplomatically. Many attempts by Israel to find a diplomatic solution have caused further violence and bloodshed. The 1993 Oslo agreement and the Camp David accords of 2000 caused more than 5,000 fatalities and injuries to Israelis. After the unilateral withdrawals of the Israeli army from Gaza and southern Lebanon, Israeli communities inside Israel were victimized by thousands of rockets and missiles.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 15:23

      Sometimes a military solution is the only solution against evil, as was the case against Nazism. Making Israel stronger than ever militarily and hunting down and targeting the terrorists and their sponsors is the solution. Ceasefires and negotiations are used by the enemies as a delaying tactic and a period for renewed military buildups and training. Negotiations and withdrawals from territories are perceived in the Middle East as appeasement and weakness and serve as motivation to restart the violence

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 15:24

      How much more bloodshed is necessary for people to understand that even if Israel limited its territory only to the city of Tel Aviv, this would still not bring peace, but serve as a jumpstart and invitation for another war

      Fred - 2012-03-26 18:24

      You're on record as saying, "the world would be a better place if Jews were removed from all walks of life".

      Fred - 2012-03-26 19:59

      I do, because it's true and you haven't changed it.

  • Nawal - 2012-03-26 15:50

    JABA WHEN YOU HAVE STOLEN THAT WHICH BELONGS TO ANOTHER, NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY YOU HANGING ON TO TO ANOTHERS PROPERTY .NO ONE DENIES THAT THE PEOPLE OF ISREAL,THOSE WITH ANSESTRAL RIGHTS, NOT THE IMMIGRANTS,HAVE A RIGHT TO CLAIM OWNERSHIP.BUT WHEN YOU FORCEFULLY REMOVE PEOPLE FROM THIR HOMES AND PUT IN IMMIGRANT SETTLERS IN OTHER PEOPLES HOMES,OR YOU DEMOLISH AND REPLACE WITH SETTLER TOWNS AND YOU CAN JUSTIFY THIS THEFT THEN MY MAN I THINK THAT YOU HAVE LOST THE PLOT

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 16:06

      Dude who ever has made an impression on you should be arrested for ruining your life. That is the exact brainwashing I am talking about. The truth is that the Arabs were not expelled from their homes. Israel went to enormous lengths to reassure them, and to get them to stay. In fact, the ones who did stay are citizens of Israel (20% of Israel is Israeli Arabs!), enjoying all of the rights and privileges of citizenship, although not all of the obligations (such as military service). The ones who left were voluntary quits, who heeded the call of their leadership to get out of the way of the "conquering Arab armies" (I trust you are aware that one day after Israel's declaration of modern statehood, it was attacked by five Arab armies). No one expected Israel to win, but win they did. Won five more subsequent wars too, all of them started by the Arabs. If you are serious about the question of expulsion, I suggest you look no further than the one million Jews expelled from their homes in Moslem and Arab lands in 1948, with little more than the clothes on their backs. It happened again, on a lesser scale, following Israel's victory in the Six Day War. Look Nawal – you can not start a war and then complain that you lost. The winner – well that is called spoils of war. You have the right to your own opinion Nawal, BUT NOT YOUR OWN FACTS.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 16:21

      You've allowed yourself to be manipulated by the UNELECTED dictators in the Middle East who are abusing the Palestinians for their own twisted aims. Ask yourself why these dictators, who have vast land at their disposal, have not given the Palestinians the few neighborhoods they need to call home, but instead have funneled billions of dollars worth of arms over decades and incited them to attack Israel almost daily. Why do they do this if they care so much about the Palestinians. Because they don't. Instead they want an external enemy to present to their populations who they don't even allow to vote, or adjust elections to hold onto power. And unfortunately you have allowed yourself to be manipulated into believing their lie. Who suffers the most? The Palestinians, and women. When the dictators have gone, and go they will, soon, the arms will dry up and the Palestinians will have the land they so desperately need and want. Lastly, the Iranian regime still believes in stoning women to death. Are you aware of that? You're a woman. Do you hate yourself that much.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 16:57

      I apologise for calling you 'dude' I only saw your Facebook profile now.

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-26 19:33

      @Jaba, Don't be so sure about fb profiles!!!! If Nawal is a Muslim woman, speaking such faul language in public, she must be one of a kind !!! I hate this fb access, it is wide open to playing sick games !!!

      Fred - 2012-03-26 20:00

      Patrick, you did say that, recently, and you haven't changed it. Clearly you're an anti-semite, pretending not to be.

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:56

      nawal - nothing was stolen so whats your point?

  • Nawal - 2012-03-26 16:01

    THE KILLING OF ANY CHILD ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FOR WHATEVER REASON IS AN EVIL AN ABBHORANT ACT.THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR IT.YET PEOPLE LIKE U JABA ,WILL NEVER UTTER ONE WORD AGAINST THE ATOROCRIES CARRIED OUT BY THE IDF OR THE US ARMIES.NEVER WILL U CONDEM THE KILLING OF BABIES OF TODDLERS OR SCHOOLKIDS SITTING IN THE CLASSROOMS HIT BY SHELLING OR SHAPRNEL,ALL IN THE NAME OF COLLETAL DAMAGE.AND YOU CALL THEM TERRORISTS.WAKE UP MAN AND SEE IT FOR THE REALITY THAT IT IS.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 16:13

      Haven't seen you objecting when the Jihadists in your midst have killed and maimed countless children with their car bombs and suicide attacks.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 16:40

      That is utter nonsense Nawal. I have always publicly condemned Israel’s Disproportionate military response when they are forced to protect Israel and engage Hamas in Gaza. I have also condemned the Israeli government for their use of air-burst white phosphorus artillery shells. However, I must stress that in war parties make constant mistakes – Israel’s hands are not clean; unfortunately Hamas’s hands are drenched in blood – blood of their own civilian population. I am not just talking about Hamas firing rockets from Schools, Mosques or hospitals in an attempt to get Israel to respond by hitting these sites, even their use of children to guard complexes. Hamas gets 10/10 for their propaganda war – they know exactly what the West hates and they give it to them…dead children and blown up schools. Israel left Gaza in July 2005 – 6 months later Hamas started firing rockets at Israel. For what reason I ask? Why do they want the IDF to come back? Hamas is sick! They are religious fundamentalist keen on a holy war – this is the Palestinians leadership & their largest threat! This is why there is no peace. I pray one day the Palestinians give birth to a Madiba figure – they deserve peace just as much as Israel.

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:58

      killing a child ahahahahaha - how about using them as human shields? or forcing them to marry their rapists? or stoning them for lusting another man? or forcing them to marry some dirty fak? or allowing them to be killed to maintain some sense of honor? what a joke

  • Nawal - 2012-03-26 16:15

    WHY IS IT THAT ALL U ARAB/MUSLIM HATING FANATICS OUT THERE GET RATTLED WHEN U HEAR OF AHMEDINEJAD.IS IT BECAUSE HE IS THE FIRST AND ONLY MUSLIM LEADER TO TELL YOUR WESTERN BROTHEREN TO GO AND F...OFF.THAT IRAN WILL NEVER BE DICTATED TO LIKE THE REST OF THE ARAB WORLD?SO THAT MAKES HIM A TERRORIST.WHO IS TERRORISING WHO?WHO HAS THE BOMB?WHO IS THE WESTERN COUNTRY THAT REFUSES TO RATIFY THE TREATY ON CLUSTER BOMBS,ON LAND MINES,THAT REFUSES TO JOIN THE IAEA,OR TO SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF WORLD COURT OR TO FOLLOW THE PRINCIPLES OF THE VIENNA CONVECTION WHICH THEY SO SMUGLY PROFESS TO HAVE FOUNDED.IS IT IRAN?OR IS IT THE US AND ITS 51 STATE? IRAN IS THE SIGNATORY TO THE UN NON POLIFERATION TREATY.ISREAL IS NOT.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 16:32

      Geez, you have a gutter mouth. Plus you're clearly upside down on who the terrorists are. Do you know that you'd be stoned to death for speaking your mind in Iran. The Iranian regimes use stoning to oppress women, which is contrary to the Quran. Yet here you are supporting the Iranian regime. You're seriously confused. And you have an anti-US, anti-Israel OCD to boot. Educate yourself about who the Iranian regime is, distinct from the Iranian people.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 16:54

      I do not and will NEVER hate Arabs or Muslims. I hate religious fundamentalists... who by and large hijacked Islam for their own goals and aspirations. Islam used to be known as the religion of peace. Please tell me what peace? It is high time good Muslims (the vast majority) took their religion back - until that day comes, the West will be forced to protect itself.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 18:31

      Israel is not ruled by fundamentalists. It has ultra-conservative elements in its society that are fanatical, but they're not terrorists like the non-Muslim Jihadists who you enable.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 20:01

      It is not, but I understand that you think it is. Your perspective is simple, undifferentiated and wrong. You're also a stated anti-Semite.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 21:25

      They don't blow themselves up in public places. Hello!

  • Nawal - 2012-03-26 16:24

    get a life fred,read my comments before opening that racist trap of yours,I clearly state that any child killed any where.............read if u can

      Fred - 2012-03-26 16:26

      Haven't seen you objecting when the Jihadists in your midst have killed and maimed countless children with their car bombs and suicide attacks. Yet you're very vocal here, even in capitals, when the US and Israel are mentioned.

  • Fred - 2012-03-26 16:53

    True Muslims all over the world should be standing up and saying no more, step down now, to the oppressive, blasphemous, chauvinistic Iranian regime that adjusts elections to hold onto power, funds Jihadists that kill and maim innocent Muslims the world over, stones women to death, and abuses the Palestinians.

  • Nawal - 2012-03-26 17:03

    jaba,you should be the one throwing away your blikers.when you which to debate a topic dont only read comments or articles by people with like minded views.always try and get your hand on opposing views aswell.that broadens your perspective.

      Fred - 2012-03-26 17:10

      Agreed. Good advice. Advice you should follow, for clearly you read and follow populist and wrong opinions of exactly who the Iranian regime is. You also don't really know what is really happening with the Palestinians or you would be speaking altogether differently.

      Jaba - 2012-03-26 17:26

      I will give you the benefit of the doubt. To the best of my knowledge and experience (on the grounds that I have been to both Gaza & the West Bank) please educate me where I went wrong. My plea to you is not intended in any negative way. If I ask you to look in the mirror for once it’s in the interest of harmony not out of resentment. So now it’s your turn… please educate me. (I am just popping out to woollies to organise the graze, supper for the fam – will be back later and try and answer any questions, if you have any… or debate any issue – if you decide to open the floor to a debate. The ball is in your court and I will listen.)

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