posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 05:11 PM
I haven't read through all the posts on this thread, to see if this has been referenced yet, but in a during an interview with Piers Morgan on Monday
on CNN Ahmadinejad addressed the issue of "wiped off the map." **What's interesting to me is that when news sources paraphrase or "report"
what he's said over the years, they tend to skew toward the most alarmist and incendiary. But when Ahmadinejad is directly quoted on these same
news sites, his words are more general and not necessarily as threatening as made out to be.
Regarding the CNN interview, his answer about "wiped off the map," through a translator, speaks for itself:
"If a group comes and occupies the United States of America, destroys homes while women and children are in those homes, incarcerate the youth of
America, impose five different wars on many neighbors, and always threaten others, what would you do? What would you say? Would you help it? ... Or
would you help the people of the United States?
So when we say "to be wiped," we say for occupation to be wiped off from this world. For war-seeking to (be) wiped off and eradicated, the killing
of women and children to be eradicated. And we propose the way. We propose the path. The path is to recognize the right of the Palestinians to
self-governance. Allow the people of Palestine to make decisions regarding their own future. Imagine one day in Palestine there is no longer
occupation. Occupation no longer exists in Palestine. What else would there remain?"
Also, when asked what if one of his children dated a Jew, he answered: "I would have to see who that Jewish man or woman would be. I see love
amongst people as completely acceptable. There are many Jews living in Iran with whom we are very close. There are some Muslims that marry into
Jewish families or marry Christians. We have no such problems..."