Skip to comments.Ahmadinejad should be quickly escorted out of New York
Posted on 09/13/2005 1:37:40 PM PDT by velocityguy
Ahmadinejad should be quickly escorted out of New York Kenneth R. Timmerman is right on the money about Iran's Thug-In-Chief in "Unwelcome mat," a Washington Times opinion piece (thanks to Gabrielle Goldwater):
Tomorrow, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly should order his men to escort the new hard-line president of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kennedy International Airport, the minute he finishes speaking to the U.N. General Assembly at 3:10 p.m. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who took office in August after disputed elections, is not just any head of state. He has a terrorist pedigree that should make him an unwelcome guest in any civilized country, if having a terrorist "watch list" serves any purpose. But perhaps "civilized" is not an adjective that applies to the United Nations, which has standards all its own.
The State Department found Aug. 31 that the Iranian president was "excludable" by law from entering the United States, since he met the definition of an "international terrorist." Nevertheless, the wise heads at Foggy Bottom decided to waive the law.
The U.S. was bound by the Host Treaty agreement to allow anyone -- absolutely anyone -- to address the U.N. if they represented a sovereign state, the State Department lawyers argued. Besides, Mr. Ahmadinejad would not be allowed to travel more than 25 miles outside New York.
But that restriction has not dampened Mr. Ahmadinejad's plans to gather Iranian-Americans for a series of private meetings in Manhattan, where he plans to encourage them to lobby the U.S. government against the policies of the Bush administration, according to individuals who have been contacted by the Islamic Republic's U.N. delegation to attend the meetings.
Specifically, Mr. Ahmadinejad wants their support in discouraging the United States from referring Iran's violations of its commitments to the International Atomic Energy Agency to the U.N. Security Council for sanctions. He also wants pro-regime Iranians in the United States to lobby Congress and the White House to lift the U.S. trade embargo on Iran.
If Mr. Kelly and the New York Police Department feel they cannot prevent Mr. Ahmadinejad from addressing the U.N. General Assembly, they should escort him directly to Kennedy airport after his 5-minute speech so he can't turn the visit into a lobbying tour. There is nothing in the U.S. treaty with the U.N. that says we have to sponsor international terrorists who have come to the United States on a lobbying mission.
I wonder why in the world we let /\$$H0LE$ like this one come into this great nation....no matter what the occassion is...either it is to speak at the corrupt UN or for any other thing.
"I wonder why in the world we let /\$$H0LE$ like this one come into this great nation...."
Our morals have a price tag.
I wonder if Cindy Sheehan will protest him? or CAIR?
He has to hang around long enough for them to stamp out another set of symbolic keys to the city, no one wants him to go away offended, after all!
Has anyone asked why the POS is only speaking in NY?
If any Freepers are still in NY, WHY? Can't you make a living, anywhere else?
Escort him to Jersey. Make him dig his own grave and then shoot him twice in the head.
And why do we allow foreign governments to lobby our government. I say kick all the foreign lobbyists out of the Congress.
This Iranian Moolah appointed president should see New York City. It will show him how big and powerful the US is. I was always in awe when I flew into NYC. We got lots more stuff than they do. We got lots more cities than NYC. We have lots of warriors in the heartland, too. Our warriors are lots smarter.
Let him see the city, and then put him on the first plane out of Dodge!
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