reply to post by Styki
The media says Iran could be helping Iraq make roadside bombs, EFP's (explosive formed penetrator).
Which media FOX news?
Fact of the matter is, Washington has yet to conclusively link Iran to the bloodshed in Iraq.
It's all speculation, they've presented little hard evidence apart from a few artillery shells with serial numbers from Iran.
They could have been stolen, bought on the black market from an Iranian arms dealer, they could have fallen of the back of a truck.
There's no conclusive evidence linking Iran to supplying roadside bombs...
It is known that Iran is on it's way to having nuclear technology.
Known by who? The hawks in the Bush Admin? Well of course they've convinced themselves of that because they've got a hard-on for Oil..
You can't speak for everyone else though.
There's a lot of evidence to the contrary, that Iran stopped it's Nuclear programme in 2003 and hasn't attempted to restart:
That dose not change the fact that they have a leader that makes outrageous claims and publicly states that "The big powers are going
So the Ahmadinejad speaks for all Iranians?
Do all Americans then consider the constitution "just a god-damned piece of paper"
like Bush does?
Your getting confused here. Their President may be outspoken, the people are not.
Making outrageous claims is not concrete proof of a Nuclear programme. Everyone makes outrageous claims these days.
Bush says god told him to invade Iraq, so what if Ahmadinejad voices his personal opinions publically?
Is it not the job of a politician to be transparent & honest?
It's not an excuse to invade someone, tone down the Hawkishness.
For the good of all Iranians I suggest that they put someone on power who is a bit better with PR. But just because the Iranians act
"civilized" doesn't change anything.
They'll just flip a switch and change leaders.
They have a democratically elected government, just like the US.
And just like the US they have to stick with their President for his elected term no matter how unpopular he is.
Funny you talk about Public Relations there, less than 1/4 of your country agrees with him and still he's in power.
Don't be hypocritical.
What about the people that don't live like us? Are they fair game? What if their streets aren't clean like our and they are filled with
trash? Send them the bomb?
Your echoing precisely the attitudes and ignorant misconceptions this thread was aiming to eliminate.
You see while you may be a rational and well-educated individual, far too many people get all their outside perceptions of the world than the
And since mass media is controlled by corporate interests and run by private organisations, they're more often than not simply propaganda outlets and
offer heavily biased information.
And far too many gullible, narrow-minded folk take their word as fact. So when FOX News says Iran is dangerous, hostile and their regime is oppressive
and the people are fanatics, many people take that to heart.
They don't bother to actually rationally analyse that and see for themselves whether it's true or not because that would require a lot of effort and
thinking on their part.
You see through the propaganda
Good for you. Others don't hence they need to be spoon-fed information literally to see that Iran is not some
backward, degenerate, hostile nation.