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"Wiped off the map" or "Vanish from the pages of time" translation Many news sources repeated the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) statement that Ahmadinejad had demanded that "Israel must be wiped off the map", an English idiom which means to "cause a place to stop existing", or to "obliterate totally", or "destroy completely". Ahmadinejad's phrase was " بايد از صفحه روزگار محو شود " according to the text published on the President's Office's website, and was a quote of Ayatollah Khomeini. The translation presented by IRIB has been challenged by Arash Norouzi, who says the statement "wiped off the map" was never made and that Ahmadinejad did not refer to the nation or land mass of Israel, but to the "regime occupying Jerusalem". He says that the Iranian government News Agency IRIB/IRNA translation is the source of the confusion: One may wonder: where did this false interpretation originate? Who is responsible for the translation that has sparked such worldwide controversy? The answer is surprising. The inflammatory 'wiped off the map' quote was first disseminated not by Iran's enemies, but by Iran itself. The Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran's official propaganda arm, used this phrasing in the English version of some of their news releases covering the World Without Zionism conference. International media including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Time magazine and countless others picked up the IRNA quote and made headlines out of it without verifying its accuracy, and rarely referring to the source. Iran's Foreign Minister soon attempted to clarify the statement, but the quote had a life of its own. Though the IRNA wording was inaccurate and misleading, the media assumed it was true, and besides, it made great copy. According to Juan Cole, a University of Michigan Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History, Ahmadinejad's statement should be translated as: The Imam said that this regime occupying Jerusalem (een rezhim-e eshghalgar-e qods) must [vanish from] the page of time (bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad).
Originally posted by Nomad451
Anyone with an IQ over mud can see what path we are on. Diplomacy has failed,
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by heineken
i dont think you are keeping in mind what an attack on Iran should bring the world to.
I understand all the SPECULATION that has been going on here at ATS for years. There will be no attack on Iran by Israel. I know it makes for great conspiracy but even Israel isnt that stupid.
As far as the big Russian boogy man that Iran supposedly has in their back pocket. That's a bunch of garbage. the only reasons Russia supports Iran is for two reasons really. One Iran is a big arms customer great business in saber rattling and second Russia doesn't want change in the Iranian issue.
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by Nomad451
I don't see why we should even try to stop them..
Iran never been anything but a loud mouth bully...
if Israel wants to teach them to put up or shut up I say good go for it...
Just leave us out of it...
Originally posted by kwisatz
reply to post by alyosha1981
Yeah airstrikes are pretty accurate .. Gotta get the planes through the defence net first though dont ya ?