I love how in this country there is a general call for "democracy in Iran" - when there was a democratic Iran under Mosaddeq, who was deposed by the CIA in 1953 when we instaled the Shah.
The 1979 Islamic revolution was 'blowback' from that operation (Operation Ajax).
I also love how 'we dont talk to Iran' - unless you are refering to George HW Bush setting up the release of the American hostages UNDER THE CONDITION THEY NOT BE RELEASED UNTILL AFTER THE 1980 ELECTION. This was of course the first 'October Suprise'.
Or the time we talked to them enough to sell them arms to fight Iraq, allowing us to fund the Contra's AND back both sides in the Iran / Iraq war.
I dont spaeak farsi (sp?), but it is my understanding that 'wipe them off of the face of the map' simply dosen't exist in that language. That "quote" was Ahmadinejad quoting someone else, stating that Isreal would self destruct.
If I was Iran, I would be freaked out too.
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