A fresh release of diplomatic cables from the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks reveals that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad often refuses to start his day until he has watched an episode of the children’s cartoon Peppa Pig.
The cable from a source within the U.S. government provides a fascinating insight into the regime of President Ahmadinejad. With information seemingly coming from a source close to the Iranian leader, the document details how Mr. Ahmadinejad awakens at 7.35am every morning with the same two demands: a glass of Sunny Delight orange juice and a five-minute episode of the British cartoon Peppa Pig.
It is said that the President becomes aggressive if the animated show is not available, reaching such levels of agitation on some occasions that he threatens Armageddon.
Further WikiLeaks releases are scheduled for tonight.
Iran's President Ahmadinejad
Yesterday’s Facebook crash “was a calculated attack on Western freedom and values” according to the United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who believes that the social networking site was targeted by Iran.
Many of the site’s 500 million users were unable to log on yesterday evening due to an apparent software flaw, forcing Facebook to shut down for approximately two hours while engineers fixed the problem.
However, Mr Gates suspects that something much more sinister was behind the crash, telling delegates at last night’s meeting of the General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City that he believes it was the work of Iran.
“Iran, under the leadership of their President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been looking at ways to infiltrate and to damage America and her citizens for some time now, and what better way to achieve that than to take away something which so many people rely on in their daily lives? Make no mistake, this was an attack on the freedom which American people enjoy and the values which President Ahmadinejad resents.”
The Secretary of Defense continued with a thinly veiled threat. “The United States government will fully investigate any role Iran may have played in the Facebook crash yesterday, and any evidence we find linking Iran to this attack will be dealt with in whichever manner we deem appropriate.”
President Ahmadinejad doesn’t like these allegations.