2006-05-25

Iran myths

1. That a law has been passed that forces Iranian Jews to wear yellow insignia. Debunked here.

2. That the President of Iran believes that Israel should be "wiped off the map". Debunked here.

Number of nations invaded by the USA: Too many to list here.
Number of nations invaded by Iran: Zero.

1 comment:

Dave Lankshear said...

Well, what does the "debunking" say?

The phrase he then used as I read it is "The Imam said that this regime occupying Jerusalem (een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods) must [vanish from] from the page of time (bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad)."

Ahmadinejad was not making a threat, he was quoting a saying of Khomeini and urging that pro-Palestinian activists in Iran not give up hope-- that the occupation of Jerusalem was no more a continued inevitability than had been the hegemony of the Shah's government.


No more a continued inevitability? Come on.

Could it be that "wiped off the map" is a very close English metaphor to "vanish from the page of time"?

There is after all no literal "map" or "page", but rather very real nations of Jews and Muslims that hate each other. I take absolutely no comfort from this so called "debunking" of the lunacy in the speech. The simple fact is that the president of Iran is provoking trouble in a very dangerous part of the world.