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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Iran is in trouble over anti-israel remarks

World leaders don't seem to be amused with AhmedDinjad's call for the eradication of Israel and his praise for suicidebombing, especially after the one that just happend in Israel. Interestingly, the highest condemnations came from usually pacifist western countries: France, Spain, Britain, Canada and Australia condemned the Iranian leader's remarks and the European trio said their foreign ministries would summon Iranian envoys and demand an explanation. [...] Responding to Ahmadinejad's comments, French Foreign Minister Phillippe Douste-Blazy said in a statement that "if these (reported) comments are true, they are unacceptable. I condemn them with the greatest firmness." In Madrid the Spanish Foreign Ministry said " ... Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos has expressed his rejection in the most emphatic terms and has decided to urgently call in the Iranian ambassador to ask him for an explanation". In the UK, a British Foreign Office spokesman described the Iranian leader's comments as "deeply disturbing and sickening." "We have seen in Israel today the horrible reality of the violence he is praising," he said, referring to a Palestinian bombing in the Israeli town of Hadera that killed five people and wounded 30. "Saying Iran wants to wipe Israel from the map will only heighten concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions ... We will be protesting to the Iranian charge d'affaires," he said. Canadian Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew told reporters "We cannot tolerate comments of such hatred, such anti-Semitism, such intolerance. And these comments are all the more troubling given that we know of Iran's nuclear ambitions." As for Israel's recation, well, they want Iran kicked out of the UN: Reacting to the comments in an open letter to Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Iran posed a "clear and present danger". "We must submit a clearcut request to the UN secretary general (Kofi Annan) and the Security Council to obtain Iran's expulsion from the United Nations," Peres said. And what's funny is that iranian political envoys are being summoned by european governments and asked for an explanation for A.J.'s remarks. Which makes me wonder: which part of "Israel should be wiped out" did you not get exactly? That wasn't clear enough for you? Dude, it was said in a conference called "A world without Zionism". Ehh...Hello.....anybody home? Which part needs further explaining to you? Oh god, why does Europe have to be so retarded? Oh and fellow egyptians, before you rejoice in A.J.'s comments, ehh, accoridng to him we are traitors who surrenderd the entire muslim world, because we had a peace treaty with Israel. So yeah, he doesn't like us either. Get that through your head , will ya?


At 10/27/2005 07:06:00 AM, Anonymous J.Doe said...

I am very happy that finally European world leaders are getting involved in the Palestinian/Israeli crisis on the side of fairness (in this case Israel). They have been silent too long.
I had to laugh at your personal comments about their asking their reps in Iran to 'explain' though. 'What don't they understand about 'Israel should be wiped off the map'? HAHA
I enjoy reading your blog. Your comments are great.

At 10/27/2005 07:25:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

"Asked for an explanation" is a diplomatic term meaning that they tore a strip off the Ambassador and told him to take the message home to his master. There are several higher steps before you actually break off diplomatic relations. ___It looks like the Iranians have elected a Hitler.

At 10/27/2005 07:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading the way he phrased everything I fear that they are alot closer to having a nuclear weapon than Europe wants to believe.

At 10/27/2005 10:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

either ahmednijad is a blithering loud mouth moron or the Persians have something up their sleeve.
whatever it is, there's something brewing.

At 10/27/2005 11:29:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

France and Canada especially Britain as well have to condemn this... it's perfectly safe to and reps their "unbias" attitude in the "conflict".... of course they then have to consult with Iranian reps when the "shitty little country" rightfully asks for some action to be taken against them at the "United" Nations.... they have to see "exactly" what he may have meant and how it may have been slightly different or perhaps just a "rash statement" precipitated by some "Israeli actions" we hadn't previously known of.

You think I'm exagerrating? Wait a few days and watch.

Also, of course Iran and Egypt aren't fond of each other, lol...
Shiite - Sunni Arab - Persian
Ummm.... Israel is likely the only thing they would find common ground on, "peace treaty" or not.

At 10/27/2005 12:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can wipe with a map is his muslam ass.

At 10/27/2005 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

What's also notable is that this isn't the first time an Iranian leader has said this. The leader before the leader before this leader (lol) said it while the last guy was in office. Rafsanjani I think? And if you know how the Stalin Democracy works there its a Mullah Clique at top so that guy saying it isn't much different thatn the 'current' leader saying it.
Last time there wasn't so much if any outrage and the "Nuke" talks still continued... ho hum.. with the same EU nicks... Now however, THE Supreme Leader in "power" says it so they can't 'ignore' it.

At 10/27/2005 09:29:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

What I would like to know, where is the outcry or condemation from the Arab countries?

Do they think that such public hatred is ok or do they just believe that Israel should be destroyed?

Oh..wait, don't answer that, I forgot I already know the answer.

Papa Ray
West Texas

At 10/28/2005 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

I have to agree with Don Cox. When a diplomat is summoned by the host country's highest officials is a pretty serious message in the language and protocol of diplomacy. Had they not done that, it would have sent a much worse message to the world. It would, in essense, be equivalent to turning a blind eye. From here on, Mr. Asshole will be placed on notice that his continued absurdity will get him into deeper and deeper dodo. I think the fool is a real amature in state diplomacy and has just invited the world to amass at his borders waiting for the next gaff, which I am sure will come.


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