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Originally posted by paraphi
Basically, the YouTube video says that history is a lie without coming up with any evidence. It’s all a lie. All so easy to say.
If Iran is not our enemy, then why every time there is a demo in Iran there are crowds of nice chaps shouting “death to X, Y, Z”. It’s not as if they want to be friends. Iran is an enemy because they make themselves so. Oh, and the shoddy human rights record, treatment of minorities and general repression.
The Qods Force's stature and capabilities also have expanded in recent years. The operational terror arm of the Iranian regime, the Qods Force is responsible for liaison with Iran's terror affiliates, including al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Taliban. Both the IRGC and Qods Force (in addition to the MOIS) maintain an undercover presence in Iranian diplomatic facilities worldwide, from which joint al-Qaeda-Hezbollah-Iran operations are launched. Together, they project Iran's writ in Lebanon, which the UN Special Tribunal on Lebanon looks unlikely to weaken, even with indictments expected to name Qods Force commander, Qassem Suleimani, for his role in the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. IRGC and Qods Force operatives run training camps where Hezbollah explosives experts pass on their deadly skills; they also provide funding, training, and weapons to terrorist militias in Iraq and Taliban forces in Afghanistan. The Qods Force handles Iranian relations with organized crime and narco-traffickers, including Afghan drug lords. Investigative reporting from Africa and the Americas indicates an expanding presence of these terrorist elements in these areas as well.
Originally posted by OldCurmudgeon
The OPs video link no longer works... says the video has been pulled by the owner...
Originally posted by Christosterone
My very best friend for the first 18 years of my life was Persian.
His family left Iran 4 years after the Shah abdicated.
Life for Zoroastrian Iranians was difficult to say the very least.
Their situation, as relayed to me, was horrific and treatment as dhimmis in the Ayatollahs Iran was unimaginable for someone who only knows western cultures.
When my friends uncle was dragged to death for not submitting to the prophet, his family moved to America(Texas).
I cannot imagine a more oppressive regime than the one they told me of.
And I spent almost half of my childhood with this wonderful family.
You and I cannot fathom the evil that exists at the hands of a misogynist regime bent on the subjugation of women and dedicated to the oppression of infidels(non-Muslims)...
-chrisedit on 25-1-2012 by Christosterone because: punctuation