September 21st, 2010
12:42 PM ET

Ahmadinejad blames capitalism for global woes

Attending a United Nations session on alleviating world poverty Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed capitalism for the world's woes.

"The demanding liberal capitalism and transnational corporations have caused the suffering of countless women, men and children in so many countries," Ahmadinejad said at a U.N. General Assembly session on the Millennium Development Goals.

"It is my firm belief that in the new millennium, we need to revert to the divine mindset, to our true nature for which man was created and, indeed, to the just and fair governance," he said.


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  1. Numbaoneballa

    Unfortunately he's right about intl corps and unrestricted capitalism.... There needs to be more measures in place to protect the common mn from corporate cutthroats.

    September 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boney

      I sure bamama agrees with him

      September 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Robert

    "Ahmadinejad blames capitalism for global woes"

    Wow! Even China now agrees this man is crazy!

    September 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. duke

    Capitalism is the whitemans black magic on the world!!

    September 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. duke

    Black people are the stupidest people walking this planet(I am black)!!
    I say that because through-out the years we keep trying to fit in something( a capitalist society) that just will not wholeheartedly accept us!Every industry in america is controlled either by whites or by foreigners(record,construction,food,steel,car,shipping,entertainment,news,they even have a monopoly on the money in this country.
    So how can capitalism work for everyone??
    It can't so there for capitalism is evil!!

    September 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texan are free to leave the country GO!

      September 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. duke

    I can also stay here and pray for the day the capitalist fail!

    September 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. duke

    Besides my people were forced into this!

    September 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hoss

    Hey duke land was set aside in africa for blacks after the civil war. if you don't like it here leave. blacks are affored more opportunities than anyone else in this country so don't go there. where is united white college fund? where are all white universities? where is white entertainment television? should i go on. take you happy ass to iran they love people who hate america. oh yeah equal opportunity does not apply to white due to such things as quotas. you moron

    September 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cieje Valentine

    I agree totally with the Iranian President. We should all live in DICTATORSHIPS where only 1 person in the entire CONTINENT has GOD-LIKE authority and priveleges while the rest of us either worship him or cower in fear for our pitiful existences.....
    (Watch your step folks, or you'll fall into my SARCASM!)

    September 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    Sure, while two hikers who've done nothing languish in his jail. This is sort of like, killing 100 people then claiming that People who break the speed limit are ruining everything. Who care's if you're right idiot.

    September 21, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. duke

    Moron you say?I can live with that!But I'd like you to show us where can we find that information on land in africa after the civil war!!(I know about land being stolen for the jews)Do you know how many pat Buchanan,richard army,c pac funds are set to aide white people only?And for the record BLACK PEOPLE WERE NEVER GIVEN ANYTHING except for permission You forget dogs were set on us just so we could be given permission to share a bus ride or a lunch counter with you all!
    We had to get permission for something you and your ilk believe is only for you(freedom,the right to vote)
    Also the last time I checked aside from bet(which is garbage)and TV1(more respectable),Who owns/run all other networks/media outlets??union,freedom,liberty and all the other pat robinson,clan schools are white universities.

    September 21, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pat C

    Duke, get some help fella....before all that hate eats you from the inside out.....I will say a prayer for your sad self .
    get some serious therapy....

    September 21, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. duke

    I know it the angry blackman even though none of what wrote was a lie

    September 21, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. puke

    On what sense of morality do you feel gives you the right to take from people who have produced, worked for and earned their wealth? Do you want to steal it from them because you feel it was stolen from you?
    Capitalism is the ONLY moral economic system: you work, you produce, you keep the benefit of your labor and productivity. Capitalism is already working in China and India. No amount of handouts or "aid" will ever instill the idea that you must take care of yourself and quit blaming other people and demanding they support you... simply because YOU feel they can.

    Real Capitalism is the solution. People who mooch, loot, steal and leech off of others are the problem.

    Think about it.

    September 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. R DANGER

    The sad part about Ahmadinejad comments is that it's right on the money pardon the pun, but u have this jerk telling the truth and all people are going to foucus on is that hes a dictator and not a very good person , and I guess thats how people should look at it, that this piece of crap gets it and u don't, so continue to bash Obama and tote around ur Don't trend on me signs but that dose not change the fact that we are going to have to change are economic policies in order to get out of this crap storm we are in right now and for argumnet sake its not about race anymore its about class and the lower class needs to come together and make something happen for our selves because the rich can give two craps about us!

    September 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • puke

      Please explain how a dictator is right and speaks the "truth". All he is doing is appealing to the powerless who will give him power. It's about "making money" not "taking money".

      September 22, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. Larz

    Back to comments about this blog typical of a dictator to point fingers but notice he used the word man instead of human when talking about our true purpose. As I'm reading in disbelief to see him speaking about fairness and justice.

    September 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
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