Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will speak at the United Nations on Wednesday.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Ahmadinejad of the dangers of incendiary rhetoric.
Global governmental and business leaders will be in New York for three events, the Clinton Global Initiative, the UN General Assembly meeting and the Concordia Summit. I expect all three meetings will have an extremist theme and propose public-private partnerships as a method to control extremism.
Outbreaks of violence across the Middle East on the anniversary of 9-11 resulted in deaths of diplomats, security personnel and protestors. The Benghazi attack has been attributed to two forms of Muslim extremism, a general public outraged by images denigrating the Prophet Muhammed and al Qaeda affiliated groups. The U.S. recently embraced al Qaeda elements in Libya to overthrow Colonel Muammar Gadhafi. Either cause furthers the West's case against extremists.
Private companies in the extremist reduction camp should do quite well this week. They'll have multiple poster boys. In the bad camp are Ahmadinejad, al Qaeda and the irrational Muslim who kills for blasphemy. In the good camp are President Clintion, his wife Secretary of State and the Concordia Kids.
The Senate voted 90-1 to not allow Iran to become a nuclear weapon state. How far away is war given Ahmadinejad's "incendiary rhetoric" and the West's desire for Iran energy assets and access to a market of 75 million people?
Update 9-24-12: Hillary kicked off "Extremist Week" in New York at her husband's Clinton Global Initiative. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did his part at the United Nations.