Ahmadinejad speaks in Rio

Ahmadinejad: "They attack and invade other territories to enslave the people"

by Laerte Braga

"The Americans and Zionists have bombs of all kinds and use them against people." The statement is from the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in an interview at the Rio hotel, a day after speaking at the RIO +20, advocating a new world order "based on peace and respect among peoples."

Without mentioning once the name of President Roussef, but describing it as "definitive," the document signed between the governments of Brazil, Turkey and his country over the nuclear issue, Ahmadinejad remembered Lula, and the time that he was president of the Republic.

Lucid and secure in his analysis, the Iranian President did not hesitate to talk about the media war, one of the fronts of the terrorist complex of ISRAEL / U.S.A. "HUMANITARIAN" TERRORISM.  "They show our people as poor and backward. We are the seventeenth in the world economy.  We will soon be the fifteenth, and we have the top position on issues involving biotechnology."

They distort everything to create a reality that does not exist, but is pleasing to their interests.

 "They want our natural resources, and to exploit our people."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad referred to the regime before the Islamic revolution, which he defined as submissive to U.S. interests. "We had a population of 35 million Iranians and 90% lived in poverty. Today we have a reality much different from that."  He emphasized that four million Jews and many Iranians, "were trying life in Israel after the revolution, but returned since they were unable to live in that country."

An Islamic state does not necessarily mean restricting religious freedom. Norway, for example, is not a secular state and it is written into its constitution.

Iran's president met with Brazilian intellectuals and representatives of social movements, highlighting the history of the struggle for democracy, all of which they were a part.

He denounced again that the UN plays the game of the U.S., through control of the Security Council. Thus, countries with nuclear arsenals are not punished with sanctions, such as in case of Israel, with over 300 nuclear devices, while Iran, using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, suffers severe sanctions and constant threats.

"We have seven thousand years of history and have never submitted. They want to enslave us, back to the old order, the old regime, and thus exploit our wealth. That's why we are demonized. To turn the people into slaves."

"Those who want to maintain their monopoly on nuclear energy are those who have the  bombs, and they have already used them in the past, in the Second World War against human beings. Nuclear power is for all, bombs for nobody. They are the same as in the past."

"Six million barrels of oil day the U.S. took from the old regime in Iran, and our people were in poverty," said Ahmadinejad. "It's what they want to do again."

The President recalled the Iraq and Iran war. "They armed Saddam against us, including chemical and biological weapons in a war that claimed thousands of lives, and then they destroyed Iraq to keep the oil. They have no respect for human beings."

He cited the fact that the U.S. supports dictatorships in the Middle East as a way of securing control of the region, ignoring Israel's nuclear arsenal, and allowing oppression against the people of the Palestinian territories.

On the Syrian question, the President said that "it has to be resolved between the Syrians, for the Syrian people, and not with the intervention of other countries."

"There are no people or human beings for the Americans and Zionists, only interests. They want to dominate and to exploit."

Ahmadinejad made it clear that only a new world order will be able to secure, "peace and respect" for all people that passes and contradicts the large potential of the business of the world's powerful, of Israel and the United States.

He cited the famine in Africa, the wars fought in Afghanistan and around the world by "settlers," including in Latin America, where he reminded about the exploitation for riches by the countries that colonized those regions, and now, by American interests in the face of difficulties with several governments opposed to such exploitation.

"It is a struggle of all peoples oppressed by the current new world order."

The interview of President Ahmadinejad, unlike those usually granted by heads of governments and states, did not register any of the typical paranoia of American and Israeli representatives. It was relaxed, security was limited to the normal procedures and none of it embarrassing to anyone. Neither his hotel nor the surrounding streets were closed, there were no hidden snipers.

For the first time, journalists from alternative and virtual media were side by side with the media market, a fact that to some extent, inhibits the usual lies of GLOBO, VEJA, FOLHA DE SÃO PAULO, etc.

There were few comments on the Rio + 20, taking into account that his speech covered far more than the issues that were being discussed there. It was a document of broad political content with a diagnosis of the current situation and the position of his country, under constant threat of attacks by both the U.S. and Israel.

Coincidence or not, the next day, on Friday, the evaluations of Ahmadinejad on the U.S. intervention in terms of political, economic and military, materialized in Paraguay, in the coup that toppled President Fernando Lugo. One of the goals of the Americans here is to build a military base that allows monitoring of Brazil and the possession of the world's fifth largest aquifer, the Guarani. Water today, according to the president of Coca Cola, "is worth more than oil." An affirmation that gives, once again, reason to the thoughts of Ahmadinejad.

The statement by the president of Coca Cola was made at Rio + 20, restricted to a forum of businessmen, when he defended the full and absolute privatization of water. That is, control by large corporations and the interests they represent.

Unlike the "monster" that the media market (GLOBO, VEJA, FOLHA DE SÃO PAULO, RBS, ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO, ÉPOCA, etc.) sells, the president of Iran proved lucid, serene and accurate in his assessments and analyzes .

It is a fact that we cannot ignore taking into account what happens in the world today.

The perception is that the struggle goes beyond the so-called institutional world, controlled in majority - even in Brazil - by groups linked to the interests of U.S. imperialism, of international capitalism.

The fight is on the streets as happened at the Summit of the People, a parallel event to the RIO + 20.

Translated from the Portuguese version by:

Lisa Karpova


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