Farsi: “Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.”
Translation: “The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time”.
Word by word: Imam (Khomeini) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) ishghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayad (must) az safheh-ye ruzgar (from page of time) mahv shavad (vanish from).
Words not used: Israel, wiped off, wipe out, map, world, Earth, face.
The western phrase, ‘wiped off’ or ‘wiped out’, were not used in the quote, nor was the “state” of Israel. ‘Nagsheh’, the word for map was not there either.
(orignal unedited article)
must read update:
Iranian President Ahmadinejad DID NOT threaten to “wipe Israel off the map.”
“There is no new policy,” Ahmadinejad said. “They created a lot of hue and cry over that.” Ahmadinejad added, “It is clear what we say: Let the Palestinians participate in free elections and they will say what they want.”
Experts confirm that Iran’s president did not call for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map’. Reports that he did serve to strengthen western hawks.
What has been confirmed by human rights groups has also been observed directly by journalists.
Israel Does Target Civilians and Always Has
Fabricated Bellicose Statements
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President Ahmadinejad was talking about the occupying regime which is a form of government. On Feb 20, 2006 Iran’s foreign minister said, “He is talking about the regime.”
President Ahmadinejad also said in his speech that the issue with Palestine would be over “the day that all refugees return to their homes [and] a democratic government elected by the people comes to power.”
In his letter to Bush (see Text of Iranian President’s Letter to President Bush:
), he asks, “are we to understand that allowing the original inhabitants of these lands – inside and outside Palestine – whether they are Christian, Muslim or Jew, to determine their fate, runs contrary to principles of democracy, human rights and the teachings of prophets?”
President Ahmadinejad Calls for Democracy, Free and Fair Elections and a Durable Peace.
Mike Wallace Interviewed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on 60 Minutes. At the request of the Iranian President Ahmadinejad, the FULL UNEDITED version was shown on C-SPAN. “The cable public affairs net will air the 60 Minutes edited version, followed by the full 90-minute interview, to give viewers a window on what is left on the cutting room floor.” – John Eggerton — Broadcasting & Cable, 8/11/2006
We can see what they cut out, a call for democracy.
Please read these links, don’t let them trick us into another war:
See these other videos:
Bush Threats and Actions Risk Accidental War with Iran
Bush is Ignorant and Extremely Dangerous
Above is the video that Viacom/CBS got pulled until I successfully disputed their false copyright claim. It is a VERY important video. Bush is crazy wrong! Look at it and send it to others.
Now they are selling a war on Iran. Mainstream media is helping sell another illegal war. The way they do this is mainly by not reporting things or under-reporting things. So important facts don’t reach the majority of the American people.
Most people are are relying on the mainstream media to learn what is going on in the world. Most people rely on TV news and TV news is not telling them what they need to know. Most people don’t hunt around the internet for vital information, most people aren’t learning about Dr. ElBaradi’s recent statements. Dr. ElBaradei is the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and he recently said “we have not seen any undeclared facilities operating in Iran”. Did you know Iran is permitted under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty to have facilities for civilian nuclear power? it’s their right. Here is something else the most people are not hearing from the mainstream media: The U.S. is in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
You have to watch independent media like Democracy Now to find out what the mainstream media isn’t telling you.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed IAEA is warning no military action should be taken against Iran, and that threats of war are premature and counterproductive.
ElBaradei also said that there are rules on the use of force.
The public needs to hear these statements. People should know that military action against Iran would be a violation of International law. Mainstream media isn’t reporting that. People should know that threats of war against Iran are violations of international law. Mainstream media isn’t reporting that.
Mainstream media is not making this clear to the public.