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Originally posted by shrunkensimon
The economy.. is that your only justification, besides the claim of a nuclear weapons program? What gives you ANY right to decide whats best for the people of another country, a country where you do not even reside in!
Most Iranians support nuclear inspections, a democratic government and normal relations with the United States, a poll by a U.S.-based organization has found.
Terror Free Tomorrow found 80 percent of Iranians support full inspections and a guarantee not to develop nuclear weapons in return for aid from other countries.
Originally posted by cpdaman
he didn't call for the anihalation of ISREAL,, stop saying that S$%$
he called for anihalting the Zionist group controlling Isreal
Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime. This is a vastly significant distinction, as one cannot wipe a regime off the map. Ahmadinejad does not even refer to Israel by name, he instead uses the specific phrase "rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods" (regime occupying Jerusalem).
So this raises the question.. what exactly did he want "wiped from the map"? The answer is: nothing. That's because the word "map" was never used. The Persian word for map, "nagsheh", is not contained anywhere in his original farsi quote, or, for that matter, anywhere in his entire speech. Nor was the western phrase "wipe out" ever said. Yet we are led to believe that Iran's President threatened to "wipe Israel off the map", despite never having uttered the words "map", "wipe out" or even "Israel".
The full quote translated directly to English:
"The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time".
Word by word translation:
Imam (Khomeini) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) ishghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayad (must) az safheh-ye ruzgar (from page of time) mahv shavad (vanish from).
Originally posted by neformore
Well, he wouldn't want to disarm himself, would he
Originally posted by RedGolem
I just don't see Iran giving up the weapons.
Originally posted by RedGolem
It is good that you see the MAD synero working, but I am just not so sure. Iran has been supplying weapons to Hezbollah, as we as the fighters in Iraq. You also talked about the religious leaders having more power then the leaders. It is often the religious who are the ones calling to destroy some group of people or a country. MAD worked with the U.S. and Russia, not so sure about it in this case.
Originally posted by infinite
I am to believe a conspiracy site for the true meaning of the statement? Plus, the site refers to Israel as the "Zionist state"....not bias then?
Originally posted by lee anoma
Originally posted by stumason
It would serve to actually push back further attempts at reform in Iran and only complicate efforts to bring peace to a region of earth that is so important to so many people.