The Top 10 Craziest Things Ever Said During a U.N. Speech


As compiled by Joshua Keating for Foreign Policy. Among the entries:

Fidel Castro in 1960: "Were Kennedy not a millionaire, illiterate, and ignorant, then he would obviously understand that you cannot revolt against the peasants."

Yassir Arafat in 1974: "An old world order is crumbling before our eyes, as imperialism, colonialism, neocolonialism, and racism, whose chief form is Zionism, ineluctably perish."

Daniel Ortega in 1984: "Before consulting the hotheads who present various military options such as a military invasion: remember, President Reagan, Rambo only exists in the movies."

Muammar al-Qaddafi in 2009: "It should not be called a security council, it should be called a terror council."

Whole list here.