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Electrequiem
October 1, 2007, 09:28 PM
The Iranian parliament on Saturday voted to designate the United States' Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Army as terrorist organizations, IRNA, the country's state-run news agency, reported.<!--startclickprintexclude-->
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The CIA and the U.S. Army "trained terrorists and supported terrorism, and they themselves are terrorists," the parliament said, according to IRNA.
The Iranian parliament said the condemnation was based on "known and accepted" standards of terrorism from international regulations, including the U.N. charter.


Source: CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/09/29/iran.parliament/)

Bravo. What testicular fortitude.

What goes around, comes around.

nsd3
October 1, 2007, 09:57 PM
I remember when US declared prize money if anyone captures Osama just before invading Afghanistan, Talebans replied back by hanging a poster declaring (most probably) 10 times higher prize money for anyone who captures Bush.

Let's see how long international media avoid focusing on this particular news this time just to block this to become a prominent news item.

Kabir
October 1, 2007, 10:02 PM
It'll be interesting to get a headcount of people who would agree with this. I would certainly vote FOR this.

Calling these people terrorists certainly fit the definition of "terrorist" in my dictionary. Anyone wants to start a debate on this?

Hatebreed
October 1, 2007, 10:06 PM
I would certainly brand the CIA a terrorist organisation, as they funded, and trained terrorist organisations, as well as aided dictators, not to mention participated themselves in harmful, terrorist acts against other nations.

Nocturnal
October 1, 2007, 10:29 PM
I didn't like this Iranian parliament idea.......it shows they are not different than "Others".......this type of name calling only creates more tension....didn't expect it from Iran.

goru
October 1, 2007, 10:29 PM
Swordfish.

Kabir
October 1, 2007, 11:29 PM
I didn't like this Iranian parliament idea.......it shows they are not different than "Others".......this type of name calling only creates more tension....didn't expect it from Iran.

Actually, I looked at it a little differently. Since there's only ONE type of name-calling going on in this Islamophobic west, there has to be some kind of name-calling to match up with it in the power-hungry east.

This name-calling will not go much far...certainly because of media power of the west.

Have you seen that t-shirt ad campaign which has Bush's pic in the front and underneath it he was labelled as "International Terrorist"? That campaign did make a few turn their heads, and dig-in. The problem with the west is that, a vast majority of them lack 2 things:

1. The intent to know about the rest of the world. The world outside of their own land means very little to them.
2. The intent to question any their country's political stance towards other nations.

To me, this is more "culture-jamming" than name-calling. It makes you think...coz this isn't something you're so used to hearing. It's something like this site: KillerCola (http://killercoke.org/).

Nocturnal
October 1, 2007, 11:47 PM
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This name-calling will not go much far...certainly because of media power of the west. .....

Kabir bhai- no I haven't seen that t-shirt yet. I will google it. :)

To me, this name calling will go much far...certainly because of media power of the west. Media will make "tal" from "til" as usual and the vast majority of public who lacks knowledge about East/Muslim will show their support for Bush(read disliking Iran)....which could certainly creates more tension/war. This is simply a personal opinion though.

Hatebreed
October 2, 2007, 12:14 AM
Speaking of t-shirts, here is a case example of Islamophobia-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5297822.stm

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<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/SS-r-XULD8c" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" height="350" width="425"></object>

Alien
October 2, 2007, 09:12 AM
Problem is that Iranian parliament forgot to add the biggest terrorist - the Mossad and IDF.

Alien
October 2, 2007, 09:14 AM
I remember when US declared prize money if anyone captures Osama just before invading Afghanistan, Talebans replied back by hanging a poster declaring (most probably) 10 times higher prize money for anyone who captures Bush.
.

Do they even have that much money in first place?

tonoy
October 3, 2007, 03:05 AM
Speaking of t-shirts, here is a case example of Islamophobia-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5297822.stm

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<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/SS-r-XULD8c" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" height="350" width="425"></object>

what a bitch! Man i felt like just slapping some sense into her.

Kabir
October 3, 2007, 08:08 AM
Do they even have that much money in first place?

Does it matter? What they asked for is the "impossible" as we know of. And what the prize money is, is simply to give them a slap on the face. :)

Electrequiem
October 4, 2007, 02:36 AM
regarding the youtube video HB posted:

I'm not entirely sure if she has authentic Asian genes in her blood. I am stupefied at the idiocy and logical fallacy in her argument.

Sohel
October 4, 2007, 03:08 AM
It's simple.

Terrorism is any and all attacks on non-combatants, especially women and children, be it at a bazaar in Baghdad or the "allies" bombing parts of Baghdad after assessing "collateral damage."

Here's an interview with Sheikh Hamza Yusuf on Al Jazeera: -

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