It is beyond reason. The inmates clearly have control of the asylum. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rant before the U.N. 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 U.N., this psychological disorder is the new order of business. Ahmadinejad called for a new world order. Of what? A rule of a U.N. 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 U.N. 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 U.N.? He has openly called for the destruction of other U.N. 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 from invading and occupying Tallahassee, Florida or Olympia, Washington.