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Originally posted by Low Orbit
why do you think Mahmoud wrote this letter to the President?
Do you think Mahmoud was writing in the hopes of preventing war with the US?
Because he wants to play the world media ... he wants to look like a
good guy and/or he wants to try to clean up his image in the world
(after all his IDIOTIC comments) so he can further his own cause
(which isn't peace).
Some Middle East observers believe Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter to President Bush could be a precursor to war, based on a traditional Muslim pattern of offering acceptance of Islam before establishing it by force.
Robert Spencer, editor of Jihad Watch, says Ahmadinejad appears to be following the teachings of Muhammad, who gave specific instructions to followers as they engage in "holy war" against "those who disbelieve in Allah."
We increasingly see that people around the world are flocking towards a main focal point - that is the Almighty God. Undoubtedly through faith in God and the teachings of the prophets, the people will conquer their problems. My question for you is: "Do you not want to join them?"
The gist is this: Iran's president has just officially invited the United States to embrace Islam.
This is not good.
Originally posted by Low Orbit
The reason why Mahmoud is more popular than Bush is because half of this country would rather see an Al Qaida attack on the U.S. again rather than us attack Iran.
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
I was hardly surprised, but the U.S. government's response to the the letter by the Iranian president further convinces me that the U.S. government needs/wants a war with Iran and will do anything to get it.
I'm only aware of a few things the letter said, ......
Great job, Right-Wing America. You have screwed up yet again.
Originally posted by Brenden
It is a phrase with historical significance in Islam, for, according to Islamic tradition, in year six of the Hejira - the late 620s - the prophet Mohammad sent letters to the Byzantine emperor and the Sassanid emperor telling them to convert to the true faith of Islam or be conquered.
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. leadership may want war.
As juicy as nd lucrative as the war in Iraq has been, it's not the monster pay-day that some in the world of defense contracting hoped for. A war with Iran would be much more lucrative.
Let's not forget that we've got a religously motivated leadership at the helm just now. Those who subscribe to that point of view see it as their duty to take the fight to "those people."
In amy major war, the government at hime grows. Iraw is not really a major war. Bureaucrats and elected leaders alike know that. Any war with Iran would require a vastly deeper committment. By extension, this means a much better shot a growing the government and gaining more power.
Originally posted by steve99Where do you guys come up with Bush is religiously motivated. Who thinks this up. All presidents go to church and use God in their speeches.
Originally posted by Brenden There is plenty of evidence to show that the Iranian leadership is preparing for the return of the Madhi, which shortly preceedes the end of the world.
Whether they actually truly believe this or use it simply as a method to excite the people of Iran for political purposes of retaining power, who knows.