D’Escoto is back at it:
Last month he was saying Fidel’s a saint, now he’s saying ‘Jad’s a really nice guy; and this is the guy who’s UN General Assembly President.
The U.N. General Assembly president accused the United States on Tuesday of “demonizing” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the latest blast against Washington by the former Nicaraguan official.
“I don’t think anyone can doubt that in our part of the world, concretely here … Ahmadinejad has been demonized,” Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann told a news conference.
D’Escoto said that “the United States has been in the business of the demonization of people from (for)ever,” but had “canonized” former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza and former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
“And then we hear terrible things about Ahmadinejad,” D’Escoto said at the news conference on a recent trip to Syria, Finland, China, Bahrain, Switzerland and Iran to promote a U.N. conference in June on the world financial crisis.
D’Escoto said there had been “a big ado,” including protest letters written to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, when he went to a New York meeting attended by Ahmadinejad during the annual General Assembly summit last September. He did not say who had written the letters.
He said the “demonization” contrasted with the “great respect” in which Iran was held by its neighbors for hosting some 3 million refugees from Afghanistan.
D’Escoto also doesn’t want mass-murderer Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir busted because it would be “racist,”
He said it would “deepen a perception that international justice is racist.”
While he was at it, D’Escoto defends his statement accusing Israel of apartheid towards Palestinians because Jimmy Carter said it first.
Too bad Jimmy wasn’t there or Jimmy, D’Escoto and ‘Jad could have had a group hug.
Just another day at the UN cesspool of depravity.
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Iran blogger dies in Evin prison
Reports from Iran say Omid Mirsayafi, a blogger who had been jailed for insulting the country’s ruling clerics, has died in Tehran’s main prison.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran says Mr Mirsayafi, 29, died on Wednesday.
His lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said officials at the Evin prison told him Mr Mirsayafi had committed suicide and he demanded and immediate inquiry.
There was no immediate comment from Iranian authorities.
In quotes published by AFP, Mr Dadkhah said another Evin prisoner with medical training “had warned officials in the jail of the state the young blogger was in”.
The ICHRI says he suffered from severe depression.
Mr Mirsayafi was sentenced last month to 30 months in prison after being convicted of insulting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other clerics.
Asking “Mr. Khamenei, can you love me as much as you love Sheikh Nasrallah’s son?”