posted on May, 16 2009 @ 03:12 AM
Originally posted by Jim Scott
You know, Iranians are a peace loving people, according to media reports I've seen. The vast majority love the US. I think the problem is Israel.
They walk around with a chip on their shoulder and cause trouble. I was watching the 700 Club many years ago. They were in Jerusalem in the Islamic
quarter. A parade of noisy Jews was causing a big ruckus in the street. The 700 Club reporter was asking the nearest person what was happening. He
replied that the Jews come over to their quarter to cause trouble and agitate them so that the press will make the Jews look good. He said that the
Jews needed a permit to do the parade, just like he would need in the Jewish quarter, but they don't get one and they cause trouble. They were
egging the people on in that quarter to cause trouble. The Jews know we support them, and they can do pretty much what they want to the Islamic and
This is just anecdotal and a bit foolish to say represents anything, I hate to say.
Israel and Iran had a long history of supporting each other even in recent wars. The Jewish community in Iran was the most integrated and respected
in the Middle East.
Iranian immigrant friends tell me under wraps Israel and Iranians still conduct business amicably and sorely miss the days before the Islamic
Revolution. Particularly in a region dominated by corrupt Arab regimes, Iranians and Jews have always felt a special kinship.
The Ayatollah Khoumeni, whose father incidentally was British, imposed a strict inflexible fundamentalist template on Iran. He believed the
country's mission is to spearhead a Shiite Muslim transformation of the world.
Referring back to the Koran, with it's highlighted battles with the Jews of the 8th Century, the interpretation has been they must begin their holy
mission with the elimination of the new Jewish state in their midst. Few Iranians feel in line with this imposed calling.
The much maligned Shah regime, in hindsight, was an era of peace, prosperity, and personal freedom. For those who remember, the current era feels
like a cultural and intellectual Dark Age.
No one beyond the mullahs and the delusional Mr A see much achieved in the destruction of the state of Israel.
The Iranians are fine people. Very bad luck as far as leadership goes.