Us noble, you savages

After Ahmadinejad’s performance at Columbia University – and the dressing down he received from the institution’s President – it’s curious to note that seven chancellors and presidents of Iranian universities and research centers have posed some questions of their own to Columbia. A sample below (and they’re all eminently sensible):

Why, in 1953, did the US administration overthrow the Iran’s national government under Dr Mohammad Mosaddegh and go on to support the Shah’s dictatorship?

Why do America’s closest allies in the Middle East come from extremely undemocratic governments with absolutist monarchical regimes?

Why does the US administration support the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) despite the fact that the group has officially and openly accepted the responsibility for numerous deadly bombings and massacres in Iran and Iraq? Why does the US refuse to allow Iran ’s current government to act against the MKO’s main base in Iraq?

Revealingly, despite the rantings of the Zionist lobby in America, Iranian Jews have released a statement deploring their President’s treatment at Columbia:

The constant disrespect and disturbance demonstrated…prove once more that those claiming to be peace loving people have no real grasp of the concept.

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