Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pardon My French...


"The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has requested to visit ground zero during his visit to New York next week, police commissioner Raymond Kelly said today."

Allah at HotAir is going ballastic and who can blame him?

Not to go all nutrootsy here, but there are one or two influential people who allegedly read this site so let me issue a formal warning to them on behalf of myself and, I suspect, most of our readers: if Bush and Rice let him go down there, especially in the wake of Petraeus and Crocker reporting the threat Iran poses to American soldiers in Iraq, you have no idea how grave the political fallout will be. Consider this an alert from the grassroots early warning system. You ignored the warning we gave you this summer about the amnesty bill. For your sake, don’t ignore this one.
Update: Here’s Bloomberg’s contact information:
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)

I don't usually care much for threats and such. Too Koskid like, BUT, in this is absolutely called for.

Update: It's not going to happen. But not for the reasons it shouldn't happen. Which ticks me off.

"Mr. Kelly said the NYPD and Secret Service were in discussions with the Iranian mission about the logistics for the possible visit, and whether it will take place at all. He said Mr. Ahmadinejad would not be allowed to descend into the pit for safety reasons related to ongoing construction there."

Related: Greg Pollowiz at NRO gets this from AP and then suggests alternative headline:

Iran Draws Up Plans to Bomb Israel


The deputy commander of Iran's air force said Wednesday that plans have been drawn up to bomb Israel if the Jewish state attacks Iran, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
"We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime (Israel) makes a silly mistake," deputy air force chief, Gen. Mohammad Alavi was quoted as telling Fars in an interview.

Alternative headline:

Iran draws up plans to have entire air force shot down over Saudia Arabia and Iraq while trying to attack Israel.

Which should be the reason Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should not be able to visit ground zero, not security concerns.