Applause for AhmadinejadFirst the Holocaust and now 9/11; once again Iran's murderous dictator is trying to deny reality when the evidence is apparent to any rational human being. And the U.N.'s response to this absurdity is to applaud? Ahmadinejad even had the gall to say that:
He was greeted by applause when he walked into the United Nations General Assembly, and applauded again, even after questioning 9/11 and claiming that the American government may have been behind the attack.
That’s right, applauded after questioning the motivation for the terrorist attacks, who was responsible for them, and essentially suggesting they were a U.S. plot.
"the majority of the American people as well as most nations and politicians around the world" believe that "some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining of the American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order to save the Zionist regime."I doubt anybody at the U.N. really thinks that "the majority of the American people" believe the U.S. government had anything to do with 9/11. But since any attack on America and "the Zionist Regime" (i.e., Israel) is a good thing in the eyes of many U.N. ambassadors, Ahmadinejad was even given applause as he stepped down from the podium.
Has the U.N. ever been useful? At the height of the Cold War its main function was to provide a venue for the Soviet Union's grandstanding. It was the nuclear threat of NATO that kept the Soviets at bay, not U.N. diplomacy. Now, aside from ineffectively trying to convince Iran to give up its nuclear program, the U.N.'s primary role is to provide a soapbox for brutal dictators and useful idiots to rant against the United States (the U.N.'s number one financial donor and home for U.N. Headquarters) and Israel (the most democratic nation in the Middle East).
Big Stick diplomacy every now and then.