IRAN'S CONTROVERSIAL TYRANT
He is well educated and holds a PHD in traffic and transport engineering and planning from the University of Science and Technology in Tehran. He has been accused of being involved in the 1979 American Embassy takeover, however the accusation is questioned.
Ahmadinejad received 62% of the vote in the presidential race with ex-President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. A significant portion of Iran's revenues is derived from oil. He calls for monetary assistance for low income families, as well as an increase in workers salaries. The Iranian family previously had been encouraged to have only two children, however he disagreed and said Iran could cope with 50 million more than the 70 million it now has. Iran has been struggling with inflation and unemployment, estimated to be around 25%. A surge in population would lead to a strain on the economy. By using oil revenues he is pushing to financially help young people to get married, and help them buy their own home. His announcement that he was reversing a ruling which prevented women from watching men's sports activities in stadiums was soundly criticized.
He is a strong supporter of Iran's nuclear program, and said the advance of nuclear technology was for peaceful purposes and not to build bombs. On Nov. 15, 2006, the Iranian President announced that "today the Iranian nation possesses the full nuclear fuel cycle". He has sent a letter to President Bush that proposes "new ways" to end the two countries nuclear dispute. He challenged President Bush to a television debate on his nuclear plan. It was promptly rejected. He works with Vladimir Putin of Russia on the nuclear issue. Both are looking for greater cooperation.
His statements against Israel are an embarrassment to anyone's intelligence. He refers to Israel as a "disgraceful stain on the Islamic world", and must be "wiped off the map". He is personally a threat to Israel's existence, proposing genocide. He claims Israel is acting "just like Hitler". He has also said that every Iranian has a duty to kill all Americans. His hatred of Israel goes even further, he says "Israel is about to crash. This is God's promise and the wish of all the worlds nations". Ahmadinejad is adamant in his charge that the holocaust never happened. His "International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust" opened to widespread condemnation. The conference was called for and held by the authority of Ahmadinejad and is known as a Holocaust denial conference.
It is not difficult to see where this is going. He has excited the Islamic people to hate Israel and America, and to actually plan on their complete destruction. He is a very dangerous leader and an insult to humanity. If his following continues to grow the US will be forced to make a decision as to the course of action.
He is a great friend of Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, two persons full of hatred. The following is an Associated Press article which bluntly spells out his intentions.
Iran, Venezuela Offer To Finance Efforts To Defeat U.S. Domination.
Caracas, Venezuela - Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad- fiery anti-American
leaders whose moves to extend their influence have alarmed Washington - said Saturday they would help finance
investment projects in other countries seeking to thwart U.S. domination.
"It will permit us to underpin investments above all in those countries whose governments are making efforts to liberate themselves from the (U.S.) imperialist yoke," Chavez said. "This fund, my brother," the Venezuelan president said, referring affectionately to Ahmadinejad, "will become a mechanism for liberation."
"Death to the U.S. imperialism!" he said.
Associated press and Aljazeera mag.