Poor old Mahmoud has had a rough time of late, what with half of his cabinet being arrested for sorcery and the other half away at a Sabbat invoking the aid great god IMHOTEP to make Ayatollah Khamenei piles more painful. So perhaps we should cut him a little slack when he talks utter rubbish.
According the Telegraph Ahmadeinjad is on fine form accusing the European nations of using ungodly devices to deprive Iran of rain.
Speaking that the opening of a new dam in Arak (err perhaps inaugration is better, the last thing anyone wants is an dam to open!) Ahmadinejad claimed that "Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran,"
"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… "they prevent rain clouds from reaching regional countries, including Iran,"
I know that this is not exactly hot news but I missed it when it was reported.
I suppose there is nothing like trying to divert attention away from one’s own failings by blaming an external party for all or most of them/
Needless to say Ahmadinejad is fully aware that large swathes of iran are arid or semi arid in the first place. A country with limited water supplies that has doubled its population over the last 30 years (with the attendant land degradation etc) is going to have trouble meeting all needs.
But then why go for the mundane when the ludicrous will suffice.
One short sentence did amuse. Apparently (and who cares if it is true or not here)it started to rain as he finished his speech