View Full Version : Nat'l Security Canada Has Balls. Obo will just hug Akmakillallyou

09-23-2009, 07:25 AM
The shame of Obamas foreign relations, abandoning our allies, and ignoring the issues is just amplified with his inability to grasp that NK, Venezuela, Russia, Iran all see him as a joke at this point.

Canada to walk out on Ahmadinejad's UN speech
Steven Edwards, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

UNITED NATIONS -- Canada will boycott Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the United Nations on Wednesday, saying his outbursts about the Holocaust and Israel are "shameful."

Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon will be at the world body to attend the opening of the UN General Assembly's annual debate, but officials signal he and other members of the Canadian delegation will vacate the Canadian seats when the Islamic republic's President approaches the podium.

Walking out of the chamber is seen as a strong diplomatic show of disgust at the UN -- and since the chamber is generally packed on the first day of the annual summit, Canada's empty seats will not go unnoticed.

One of the first speakers of the day will be U.S. President Barack Obama, who is making his debut address before the assembly.

"President Ahmadinejad's repeated denial of the Holocaust and his anti-Israel comments run counter to the values of the UN General Assembly, and they're shameful," said one Canadian official.

"He uses his public appearances to provoke the international community, and that is why Canada's seats will be empty."

The gesture is a step stronger than one announced on Tuesday by the German foreign ministry, which asked other European Union member states to walk out of the General Assembly chamber if Mr. Ahmadinejad again denies the Holocaust, or makes anti-Semitic statements.

The Canadian initiative will be welcomed by Israel, which on Tueday urged all delegates in the 192-member chamber to stay away when Mr. Ahmadinejad speaks.

"A few days ago he gave a new speech of hate," Gabriela Shalev, Israeli ambassador to the UN, told Israeli army radio. "The simple fact of leaving the room during his speech, or not to be present during it, is a symbolic act."

Iranian officials said this week Mr. Ahmadinejad intended to use his speech to offer a message of "peace and friendship."

But Mr. Ahmadinejad sparked new outrage just last week by again calling Nazi Germany's murder of six million Jews in the Holocaust a "myth," then saying the angry reaction he provoked was a "source of pride" to him. His anti-Israel statements have included calling for the country -- created by the UN shortly after the Second World War -- to be "wiped of the map."

Ms. Shalev insisted Israel had not been asking countries to "promise" they would boycott Mr. Ahmadinejad's address.

"We are simply reminding them of how dangerous this person and the country that he leads are," she said.

Canada annually leads a multi-nation effort in the UN General Assembly to highlight in successive resolutions Iran's poor human rights record. The effort infuriates Iran, which pulls out all the diplomatic stops to try to block it.

Among the issues to be highlighted is the fate of hundreds of people arrested in the violent crackdown Mr. Ahmadinejad and his supporters ordered as opposition rose to his disputed re-election as President in June.

Among those jailed was Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker, who was in the Islamic republic for Newsweek magazine to cover the election and ensuing protests.

"We remain deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Iran, and the crackdown on legitimate democratic protests and the arrests of Iranians and foreign nationals are unacceptable," added the Canadian official.

"We will continue to demand the release of those unjustly detained, including Canadian Newsweek reporter, Maziar Bahari."

The Canadian boycott comes as the Obama administration has sought to launch a dialogue with Iran. Direct talks between the two countries over Western opposition to Iran's nuclear program are scheduled for Oct. 1.

However, Obama officials, among them U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, denounced Mr. Ahmadinejad's comments on the Holocaust.

Mr. Obama is expected to try to avoid Mr. Ahmadinejad at the UN even though he said in a 2007 campaign debate he was prepared to meet personally with the Iranian leader - without preconditions.

The West suspects Iran's nuclear program aims to develop a nuclear bomb though Iran, despite being oil rich, says it wants to produce nuclear energy.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2021521#ixzz0Rw4TurJJ

09-23-2009, 07:30 AM

Meanwhile, Obama is voting 'present' on Iran.

09-23-2009, 07:36 AM

Meanwhile, Obama is voting 'present' on Iran.

This is true, but at lest he has balls to sit there ( howbeit it putty balls, but at least some type of balls no doubt ).

09-23-2009, 09:46 AM
Now Germany is in play.....


How palsy walsy will Obo be?

09-23-2009, 09:59 AM

Meanwhile, Obama is voting 'present' on Iran.


09-23-2009, 10:10 AM
Jesus Christ. The land of the free and the home of the brave being neutered by its own Commander in Chief.

09-23-2009, 11:40 AM
If Germany joins the chorus, I wonder if more will come along?

How long will Dear Leader remain more or less allied with him in UN politics?

09-23-2009, 11:46 AM
Since Obo is still on his apology tour, he will probably apologize for the other countries being so rude in our own country.

09-23-2009, 12:13 PM
I feel more of a kinship to Canada right now than my own nation.


09-23-2009, 12:17 PM
Qaddafi said he hopes Obo is President forever...then went postal...



And Obama wants to fund anything the UN asks for with our gnp. Great.

09-23-2009, 01:22 PM
This is embarrassing.

09-23-2009, 11:45 PM
Time to start rolling up this error in the 2010 elections. Starting with the whackos running the House.

Taco John
09-23-2009, 11:56 PM
Even so, the Republicans are too fractured to present a serious challenge to Obama in 2012. I think Hillary is his greatest threat.

09-24-2009, 12:35 AM
Even so, the Republicans are too fractured to present a serious challenge to Obama in 2012. I think Hillary is his greatest threat.

I'm starting to suspect Herm Edwards is running the GOP...