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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

Saturday, October 29, 2005

That whole "wiping them out" thing

Remember how I mentioned that the world wasn't amused at Iran's Prez call to wipe Israel out? Well, to curb down the damage, former Preisdent Rafsanji went and said that Iran respects Jews and Judasim. In a clear move aimed at calming worldwide tensions and condemnations over anti-Israeli remarks by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Friday that Iran respected both Jews and Judaism. “We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion,” Rafsanjani said at the Friday prayer ceremony which followed anti-Israeli demonstrations throughout Iran. And then A.J. went and repeated what he said yet again, in an Anti-Israel rally. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood fast behind his assertion that Israel should be wiped off the map and repeated the call during the nationwide protests Friday, the Muslim day of prayer. [...] Marching alongside the protesters, the 47-year-old former mayor of Tehran and one-time Republican Guard commander renewed his criticism of the West. "They become upset when they hear any voice of truth-seeking. They think they are the absolute rulers of the world," he said during the al-Quds — or Jerusalem — Day protest, which was among the largest since they were first held in 1979 after Shiite Muslim clerics took power in Iran. His fellow marchers carried placards reading "Death to Israel, death to America." It is not uncommon for an Iranian president to join marches in the capital. Ahmadinejad was accompanied by five bodyguards, but otherwise security was not out of the ordinary for such an event. But.... The Iranian Embassy statement in Moscow said Ahmadinejad "did not have any intention to speak in sharp terms and engage in a conflict." So, what was that whole wiping Israel out thing? Europeans want to know exactly what he meant by saying that. Well, ScrappleFace may have the explanation right here: (2005-10-27) — The United Nations Security Council today took up discussion on what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad might have meant when he called for Israel to be “wiped out from the map”. Secretary General Kofi Annan said Iran, as a member of the U.N., must be given the benefit of the doubt that the phrase was intended to encourage peaceful diplomacy. “‘Wiped’ is a word that can denote cleanliness,” said Mr. Annan. “The Iranian president may have simply meant that the map should be cleaned so Israel’s legitmate borders are easier to see.” Mr. Ahmadinejad’s remarks came during the month-long ‘World without Zionism’ celebration, and echoed the Ayatollah Khomeini’s previous comments about map hygiene. Yeah. That must be it.


At 10/29/2005 09:29:00 AM, Blogger thewiz said...

Absolutely incredible!! The fact that Kofi can keep his job is illustrious at just how bad the UN has become. And "diplomats" as a whole are a group pf people that live in a fantasy world.

To try to excuse calls for exterminating Israel as a "cleansing" is extreme stupidity. Perhaps we should "cleanse" the UN and start with a clean map to peace.

At 10/29/2005 11:47:00 AM, Anonymous Jordan from Left Canada said...

Oh, he doesn't have a problem with us Pigs and Apes? I am so touched! :)

This is the classic "no problems with jews, just problems with zionist" (Zionist: Anyone who believes that Israel has the right to exists).

Find me 10 jews (except for the hard-core fundimentalist nutbars) who believe Israel should be wiped from the earth. As a jew, I can assure you, it would be tough!

I think we should give Kofi a break, he seems like a good honest man who just happens to have the worst job in the world! True he should have opened his eyes regarding oil-for-food, but EVERYBODY knew what was going on and said nothing... (canada included)

At 10/29/2005 11:50:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Damn canadians. With your beady eyes and polite manners. I blame you guys personally for this. :P

At 10/29/2005 12:31:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

scrappleface is a satire site by Scott ott. That Kofi Annan thing was supposed to be a joke. I hope so anyway, otherwise Israel may feel inclined to get interested in Map hygiene. You know?

At 10/29/2005 01:50:00 PM, Blogger shoprat said...

I think the problem, in his eyes, isn't that he said it, but that it wasn't supposed to heard by the entire world and it was.

At 10/29/2005 03:21:00 PM, Anonymous Jordan from Left Canada said...

Sandmonkey, i have got to be the dumbest jew in canada!

Iran's comments are the BEST event for the Jewish people since "Space Balls The Movie". Finally we can point out that we are not paranoid, Iran really wants to kill us.

If anything, this really helped Israel's political case. I am glad that Israel did not go nuts and had a restrained response... it shows that Israel seeks political solutions.

Personally, I think Ahmadinejad declared Jihad on rational thought!

At 10/29/2005 06:40:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

"Damn canadians. With your beady eyes and polite manners. I blame you guys personally for this.."

First of all, Sandmonkey!! Harumph!!!!

Secondly, Jordan's right. If this Mad-Jammed-Up-His-Ass, or whatever his name is, was anything but stupid, we may have something to worry about. He's just laid himself bare in front of the whole world, and believe me, not only is his scawny form not eye candy, he's positively an idiot. The West has just been handed his symbollic head on a platter.

At 10/29/2005 06:52:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

ISLAMIC JIHAD and FATAH Offshoot Hold Press Conference Celebrating Hadera Suicide Bombing
DailyScorecard Posts

Sources close to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of Abbas' Fatah movement.....
"Al Aqsa let Islamic Jihad take full responsibility so they could get the credit for retaliating against Israel's killing of their leaders. Jihad needs this attack. But Al Aqsa was involved, too,"

At 10/29/2005 06:54:00 PM, Anonymous Peter-Australia said...

I think I have worked out this Iranian thing. They have no problem with Jews or Judaism and they actually respect the Jewish people. Iran just thinks that they all should be wiped from the face of the earth. OK?

They're not evil, they are just misunderstood. We will find out just how misunderstood when the mushroom cloud starts to settle across the Middle East. Iran's comments then, "Whoops, my fault. Thought that was the switch for the cleansing vacuum cleaner."

At 10/29/2005 07:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iran's been saying that crap for years - Annan is a dumbass who should have been kicked to the curb a long time ago. Maybe we should ask ourselves, why the heck is he still at the UN? Who's the real dumbasses, please stand up!


At 10/29/2005 07:32:00 PM, Blogger Mussolini said...

Iran respects Jews and Judaism... that's why they support blowing up little Jewish children.

Makes perfect sense.

I bet the left welcomes that statement as truth and fact (note I separate truth and fact when speaking of lefties).

At 10/30/2005 01:36:00 AM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

This Annan is a fucking idiot. We knew that he got plenty of Iraqi oil, but we didn't know that he also got some Iranian as well.

At 10/30/2005 06:11:00 AM, Blogger newc said...

Yeah.... Ummmmm.

Im going to have to ask you to come in on Sunday too, mmmkay?

At 10/30/2005 06:30:00 AM, Blogger yochanan said...

Iran is trying to get a nuke. and then go on national jihad with it.

In the same speech were he says he will remove Israel he also atacks all of the anglo spere even poor little canada. Man is off the wall. Canukistan (canada) is already paying it dhimmi tax.

At 10/30/2005 12:38:00 PM, Anonymous Jordan from Left Canada said...


Thats cute, never heard of that one before!

I wouldn't worry about Canada turning into a fundimentalist state. Remember the Simpsons episode when the Canadian security guard yelled "Stop them, they are expressing their faith, eh!".

Its true, we are very secular. Ontario said no no to Sharia law (duh) And combine that with our killer pot and Canadian humour, fundimentalism doesn't stand a chance in the great white north!


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