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Old 12-13-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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Troubles a comin'

I really hope no one posts in defense of this guy.....

TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday told delegates at an international conference questioning the Holocaust that Israel's days were numbered.

Ahmadinejad, who has sparked international outcry by referring to the killing of 6 million Jews in World War II as a "myth" and calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map," launched another verbal attack on the Jewish state.

"Thanks to people's wishes and God's will, the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards, and this is what God has promised and what all nations want," he said. (Watch an ex-KKK leader say why he's at the conference )

"Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out," he added.

His words received warm applause from delegates at the Holocaust conference, who included ultra-Orthodox anti-Israel Jews and European and American writers who argue the Holocaust was either fabricated or exaggerated.

His remarks were condemned in Washington, where U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters that the Iranian president's behavior was "despicable" and called his comment "absolutely outrageous."

The Vatican, Germany and the European Commission added their voices Tuesday to others -- such as the United States and Israel -- who have condemned the Tehran meeting.

Iran says it organized the conference to shed light on the reasons behind the formation of the state of Israel after World War II and to allow researchers from countries where it is a crime to question the Holocaust to speak freely.

"Iran is your home and is the home of all freedom seekers of the world," Ahmadinejad said. "Here you can express your views and exchange opinions in a friendly, brotherly and free atmosphere."

He urged countries where Holocaust denial is a crime to respect freedom of speech and not to take action against any of the conference participants on their return.

Human rights groups frequently number Iran as one of the world's worst violators of free speech, where scores of newspapers have been closed, journalists jailed, access to Web sites blocked and government critics hounded out of the country.

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Old 12-13-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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I think he's getting a rise out of you...as intended

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Old 12-13-2006, 09:37 AM   #3
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He draws American support from the extremes / racists on both sides of the American political spectrum.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:28 PM   #4
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And there are morons running around saying we need to negotiate with this camel poker and Syria.

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Old 12-13-2006, 03:38 PM   #5
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And there are morons running around saying we need to negotiate with this camel poker and Syria.
Not negotiations....its "dialogue" now.....

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Old 12-13-2006, 08:55 PM   #6
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Who knows if we started (and continued) talking to them 4-6-8 years ago when there was a less radical government things might not be so effed up...

Lots of "smart" people on both side of the isle were suggesting that but this may be another case of too little too late...

Ahhh, for the good old days of the Cold War

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Old 12-14-2006, 09:44 AM   #7
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Who knows if we started (and continued) talking to them 4-6-8 years ago when there was a less radical government things might not be so effed up...

Lots of "smart" people on both side of the isle were suggesting that but this may be another case of too little too late...

Ahhh, for the good old days of the Cold War
Or, if under Carter, we utterly destroyed them when they took AMericans Hostage on American soil? I think alot of things would be different, and honestly better for AMerica if we did.

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Old 12-14-2006, 09:49 AM   #8
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Or, if under Carter, we utterly destroyed them when they took AMericans Hostage on American soil? I think alot of things would be different, and honestly better for AMerica if we did.
Yea, because what we really needed to pep up a depressed economy and a massive energy shortage was a good old war

You really can't discuss the hostage crisis, or even Iran for that matter without recognizing our influence, and the influence of Russia in the nation the past half century.

Iran today is in a large part a product of the Cold War.

The broader War on Terror is in a large part a product of the Cold War.

It's time we start looking at these problems for what they are, and not what some idiologues would like them to be.

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:23 PM   #9
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Or, if under Carter, we utterly destroyed them when they took AMericans Hostage on American soil? I think alot of things would be different, and honestly better for AMerica if we did.
We didn't have the military capacity under Carter to utterly destroy them, short of going nuclear. Khomeini had yet to begin purging the Shah's military leadership. Iran's military was still pretty formidable and was equipped with advanced American hardware. Heck, even after most of their leading generals had been liquidated, they were still able to fight Iraq to a standstill.

Plus, without a nearby staging base, where would we have assembled the necessary couple hundred thousand troops and the required equipment to wage an invasion of Iran? Iran is a totally land-locked country, and at the time was surrounded by countries that were hostile to the US.

Remember, we were about 5 years removed from Vietnam, and the country as a whole didn't have the stomach for an all-out war, even if we had the capability to wage one.

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Old 12-16-2006, 07:33 AM   #10
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it's coming....

iran's gonna be history.... soon.

as was once said......we'll bomb you back into the stone age...

oh yeah.... that was never said.
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If you want a good laugh checkout Drudge today. They hung Ajeminsejihad or whatever his name is upside down

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Not that you all agreed, but everyone who posted a reply here didn't disagree. Wow!

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