Originally posted by mrpotatohead
reply to post by 3DPrisoner
Also, I question the sanity of a religion that can strap a bomb on a teenager, and commit suicide, killing a bunch of women and children,
irregardless of their logic behind the bombing. So please, stop trying to justify Iran's right to have nuclear weapons.
I'm sorry but you have amalgamated several arguments from propaganda.
Most Iranians are Muslims; 90% belong to the Shi'a branch of Islam, the official state religion, and about 8% belong to the Sunni branch of Islam.
The remaining 2% are non-Muslim religious minorities, including Bahá'ís, Mandeans, Yezidis, Yarsanis, Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians. The
latter three minority religions are officially recognized and protected, and have reserved seats in the Majlis
Islam as a faith can be both peaceful as well as extreme, the same can be said for Christanity and Judaism.
A NEW BOOKLET BY "BREAKING THE SILENCE": 7/15/2009
AROUND 30 ISRAELI SOLDIERS TESTIFY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES IN OPERATION CAST LEAD – A NEW BOOKLET BY "BREAKING THE SILENCE":
Many soldiers said that they fought without seeing "the enemy before their eyes." "You feel like an infantile little kid with a magnifying glass
looking at ants, burning them," one of the soldiers testified that "a 20-year-old kid should not have to do these kinds of things to other
Israel has become the most hated "state" on Earth, followed by the US, Israel has for at least 50 years fired on it's neighbors, in many cases
preemptive, or deliberate provocation.
Syria charged that Israel was harassing Arab farmers in the Demilitarized Zone and opening fire on Syrian military positions, while Israeli armored
tractors were cultivating Arab land in the Demilitarized Zone, backed by Israel armed forces illegally placed there. Nine years later, Moshe Dayan,
the Israeli defense minister at the time of the war, stated in an interview not published until 1997 that Israeli policy on the Syrian border between
1949 and 1967 consisted of "snatching bits of territory and holding on to it until the enemy despairs and gives it to us." He outlined the situation
in much the same way the Syrian government had described it:
After all, I know how at least 80 percent of the clashes there started. In my opinion, more than 80 percent, but let's talk about 80 percent. It
went this way: We would send a tractor to plow some area where it wasn't possible to do anything, in the demilitarized area, and knew in advance that
the Syrians would start to shoot. If they didn't shoot, we would tell the tractor to advance farther, until in the end the Syrians would get annoyed
and shoot. And then we would use artillery and later the air force also, and that's how it was. I did that, and Laskov and Chara did that, and
Yitzhak did that, but it seemed to me that the person who most enjoyed these games was Dado.
Small wonder Israel is terrified the neighbors have the arms to fight back.