Random posts on all sorts of things designed to inform and provoke.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations (UN) on September 24, 2012 and, as is tradition, made his regular “controversial” statements. Nothing new there as, frankly, nothing can top his five-year old lie that Iran has no homosexuals. What is interesting is the Israeli delegation’s reaction to the President’s speech as they walked out rather than listen to his statements. Now, I don’t know about those Jews, but if you are looking for some good comedy, there is nothing funnier than listening to that midget standing behind a large podium at the UN.
I am always curious when people walk out on someone’s speech. Sometimes it makes sense such when the speaker says something unexpected – for example when Moses came down that mountain with the 10 commandments; who expected a man who had gone up without anything to come down with two slabs of stone and ten orders on top of that! The other time it makes sense is when you expect a speaker to say something and they don’t – for example, it was widely expected that during his first presidential remarks, President George W. Bush would say something intelligent; that disappointment turned many people off his presidency forever.
Ahmadinejad did neither and gave the audience what they expected. Walking out on his remarks just gives him more attention and gives him what he wanted. Imagine Ahmadinejad’s frustration if everyone had reacted as if nothing major was going on. The guy would have kept raising his voice and shaking his fists until smoke started coming out of his ears … and if there is one thing I know, it’s that there is nothing funnier than a smoking Persian midget.