A series of unfortunate incidents took place yesterday in the UN building in the vicinity of the GA room. First of all a madman gained access to the podium:
"...we know that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been killed..." he said among other things before being escorted from the auditorium.
Soon after that the madman went into an altercation with a UN security guard who was negatively impressed by the madman's behavior on the podium and tried to stop him from running unfettered in the corridors of UN. Of course, following the UN rules, the guard was prevented from giving an interview, having time only to say "The b....d bit me on [unintelligible]".
The madman, however, complained that "he was kept out of the General Assembly Hall during Abbas' speech by security guards".
To preempt the usual "we'll freeze you out" verdict for which the madman is famous lately, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hastily apologized. Whether it mollified the madman remains to be seen.
Update: Apparently, the mental state of the man is worse than I thought. Consider this:
Israeli's are the ones to use phosphorus bombs and atom bombs.Does he mean that miniature one that exploded in his soup recently?
And more by Aussie Dave.
Update 2: And there is more:
U.N. officials familiar with the incident said fights erupted on three separate floors as Mr. Erdogan was hurrying to take his seat among the Turkish delegation on the General Assembly floor. Mr. Erdogan was late for an address by Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, and tried to enter from the Assembly's fourth-level balcony, which has no access to the floor, the U.N. officials said.Pity the UN security interfered with this plan. The entry from the fourth floor could have provided the real climax of that day...
Update 3: And more.