Thursday, May 19, 2011

Iran Blames West for Drought

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today accused the West of causing drought in Iran and other countries in the region.

"Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran," Ahmadinejad said.

"According to reports on climate, whose accuracy has been verified, European countries are using special equipment to force clouds to dump their water on their continent,” he added. “They (are) preventing rain clouds from reaching regional countries, including Iran," Ahmadinejad charged [IRNA, 19 May].

"Droughts in some regions spanning from Turkey and Iran to east of Asia are predicted for the next 30 years," Ahmadinejad said, quoting an unnamed Western politician. "The regions include countries whose culture and civilization frighten the West," Ahmadinejad added.

Iran has experienced several droughts in recent years. But this is the first time that Ahmadinejad has accused the West for causing them.


Anonymous said...

This is so "Cold War."

Here in the US during the 50s and 60s, many setbacks were looked at as possible "designs" by the Reds, particularly by conservative politicians and even high ranking military figures. Such was even parodied in the movie Dr. Srangelove.

Anonymous said...

One word..HARP..Look it up....

Anonymous said...

actually its HAARP but you got a point there.

reader said...

It is depressing to hear comments of this nature from the president of a country known for its rich history and culture. Ahmadinejad's comment has virtually no basis in science or reason. He has not only embarrassed himself but also a nation he supposedly represents. Global weather is the most complex system there is, and only fools would think that it can be manipulated or controlled the way that our president suggests. The weather system is so chaotic to model that the wing movements of a butterfly in Ghom can theoretically cause tornadoes in Washington to blow away any sinister plan being hatched in the white house to manipulate our weather!
Incidentally, the UK is experiencing some of the worst drought conditions for 100 years and if there was a mechanism for manipulating the weather, they would have already applied it to save the livelihood of their desperate farmers.

Anonymous said...

Only China is seeding the clouds and it is not helping them much.

The USA has been controlling the weather in the middle east for over 35 years!

Anonymous said...

@ reader

please be my guest and get depressed.

If I would tell you how depressing the utter stultification of the US public is when the mass media there report on Iran.