Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.
It is beyond reason. The inmates clearly have control of the asylum. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's rant before the UN General Assembly in New York this week would better have been delivered in Stockholm. The famous Stockholm Syndrome was named for the way some hostages began to identify with their terrorist captors. It was offered as a psychological disorder.
In New York, at the UN, this psychological disorder is the new order of business. Ahmadinejad called for a new world order. Of what? A rule of a UN world body dominated--or at least held hostage by--the Terroristans that make up an increasing number of the members of the General Assembly.
The UN was founded to test the idea of collective security. Every member of the General Assembly had to declare war on Nazi Germany in order to gain admission to the new world organization, in 1945. Why must they have declared war on Nazi Germany? Because any government that did not see the Nazis as hostile to world peace could not be trusted to engage to work for world peace, could not be trusted to recognize rising threats to peace. Nazi Germany was thereby branded an international outlaw regime.
But how to explain Ahmadinejad's oh-so-respectful reception at the UN? He has openly called for the destruction of other UN members--namely the United States and Israel. He represents a regime that made war on the United States as long ago as 1979. When the Iranians invaded the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in that year--and held our people hostage for 444 days, they were violating the oldest rules of diplomacy. A nation's embassy in a foreign capital is sovereign territory of that nation. Invading and occupying our Embassy was, under centuries of international law, no different than invading and occupying Tallahassee, Florida or Olympia, Washington.
Admadinejad's regime invented suicide bombing. They put in motion the truck bomb that crashed through the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983. That night, 241 U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen were murdered in their sleep. By Ahmadinejad's minions.
Ahmadinejad's regime sent thousands of their own children--boys as young as 10 years old--to their deaths in the decade-long war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The Mullahs of Tehran gave the boys plastic keys to wear around their necks as they marched them through Iraqi minefields. Those were the keys to "paradise."
If there is any regime on earth that comes close to Nazi Germany in its brutality, in its savagery, it is surely the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.