Sunday, May 27, 2007

Was "Wipe Israel off the map" actaully said?

Anyone who has been reading this blog will know that I am not a fan of the mainstream media. I find their lack of accuracy and apparent love for creating controversy and conflict where it does not exist, abhorrent.

Their joy seems equivalent whether reporting threats from one country's leader to another or from one Hollywood celebrity to another. However, they don't seem to realize that Lindsay Lohan fighting with Paris Hilton is small potatoes compared with the United States fighting with Iran. Millions would be killed if the latter conflict ever occurred, yet the press twists the words of Lindsay Lohan and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with equal aplomb.

Warmongering is something to be done only by someone who won't be affected if the war actually occurs. On a small planet like this one where a nuclear war, even a small one, will spread toxic fallout all over the globe, it is not smart to warmonger.

The title of this post is "Was 'Wipe Israel off the map' actually said?" For some years now, and with increasing frequency the press has been reporting the rantings and ravings against Israel, Europe and the US of the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But are these reports accurate? Probably the most famous Ahmadinejad quote is the "Wipe Israel off the map" quote, but did he actually say it?

No he didn't, according to Arash Norouzi, who actually speaks Farsi, the language of Iran. Read this article and make up your own mind: 'Wiped off the Map' – The Rumor of the Century

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