Comments on: Holiday in the “axis of evil” http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tanygeo01 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17693 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 09:26:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17693 Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done. This action proof to be a win, win situation. This is a true art work, which will be a success story.
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By: tanygeo01 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17692 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 09:25:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17692 The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and need an attention of every one. This is the concern which exists in the society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as possible. The people are loosing their moral while becoming modern. The society needs to be attentive that moral value.
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By: Sasboy http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17302 Sun, 30 May 2010 15:07:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17302 In 1953 the United States conspired to overthrow the nascent democracy of Mossadegh by overthrowing his government for nationalizing Iran’s oil industry. It then proceeded to instal a pro US autocrat – the Shah and supported his government even as it committed massive human rights abuses against its own people, most of whom were desperate to have a say in their own governance.

In 1980, within a few months of the Iranian revolution, the US instigated its pet dictator in the region, Saddam Hussein to attack Iran and use poison gas against Iranian civilians. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians died as a result.

Also, in 1988 the USS Vincennes shot down a civilian Iranian jetliner in the Arabian Gulf, causing the deaths of close to 300 civilians, with the US Vice President responding to the outrage by asserting that he would never apologize for anything the US did, he did not care what the facts were.

Now we are told that Hillary Clinton intends to “obliterate” Iran, the US’s own intelligence report in 2003 asserting the lack of evidence of Iranian nuclear weapons program notwithstanding.

With a record like that, who can blame ordinary Iranians from fearing the US’s malignant influence in the region ? If anything, Iran’s people deserved to be lauded for being able to distinguish between the travesties of US foreign policy and American civilians.

And that is without getting started on the other travesties US foreign policy has been responsible for, particularly the support for Israel’s persecution of the Palestinians and the criminal aggression in Iraq.

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By: Anon86 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17301 Sun, 30 May 2010 13:39:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17301 The UN never gave the land to Israel. The UN has not got the right to do so.

The UN merely attempted to mediate the conflict. And had the Arab nations accepted the Partition Plan, this would have happened.

But the Arab nations did not accept the plan, and the Plan ended on the same day the Arabs declared war. The Arab nations gambled on war, and they lost the gamble. Now they look back on the plan with gambler’s remorse.

Israel gained their land through act of independence. And when their independence was not accepted by their neighbours, it was upheld through force.

For in the end, strength is the final determination of a people’s independence.

That is why Israel has gained it. And why the Palestinians, in their eagerness to destroy Israel, eventually gambled away their own.

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By: benmo http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17290 Sat, 29 May 2010 18:31:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17290 This is a great article! I’ve been looking for a place to go backpacking but I thought Europe sounded a bit cliche. Thanks Reuters!

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By: Jackm http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17289 Sat, 29 May 2010 18:09:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17289 To SeaScapes:
While is is true that the UN gave the land to Israel, the question is who gave the UN the power to give land that was not theirs to give.
Perhaps the UN should have given the people of Israel, Texas.
That would have solved two problems.
1. The immigration problem for the US
2. Friendly neighbors for Israel

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By: An0nym0us http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17285 Sat, 29 May 2010 17:23:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17285 “Israel does not vow to destroy its neighbors because it is just trying to defend what it has already acquired. The “violence-espousing neighbors” are just following Churchill’s famous message: Never give up. Apparently that was a good message for England but is an evil message for Arabs. They should be more docile and know when they have been totally defeated.” – Posted by AmericaninCan1
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Yes, Israel “is just trying to defend what it has already acquired” – freedom, security, and statehood in the land of their forefathers.
Yes, Arabs “have been totally defeated” every time they started wars – 1948, 1967, 1973, and unfortunately counting goes on. Even the wars Arabs declared as their victories – Lebanon 2006 and Gaza 2009. The economies of Lebanon and Gaza were destroyed, the front lines breached, Israeli Air Force unopposed and tanks roamed at will. Arab losses were orders of magnitude greater and mounting. Resistance was mostly symbolic and limited to firing crude missiles hoping some of them may hit something. Germany in 1945 was in better shape when Hitler chose to commit suicide and open the way for his successors to surrender. Yet Hamas and Hezbollah leaders chose to sit it out in their bunkers and then, when Israel decided to stop bloodshed of THEIR people and utter destruction of THEIR land, emerge from their holes and declare “victory”. How appalling and abominable are these leaders when even Hitler looks a statesman comparing to them.
By the way, both these terrorist organizations are supported, financed, armed, and directed by Iran. And now they are vying for my dollars by way of tourism. Not a single penny to terror supporters. Well, maybe only in form of my tax dollars paid for the bombs and missiles – when and if current (or, more likely, future) President decides to apply real sanctions.

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By: johannesg http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17283 Sat, 29 May 2010 15:45:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17283 “Go hiking in Iran today! What’s the worst that could happen? You might get an all-expense vacation for at least 300 days – just ask our last lucky winners… Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal. If you win the grand prize, you might even be allowed to have your family come and visit … all while enjoying the hospitality of local law enforcement! Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about our special hunger strike program… it’s an experience you’ll never forget!”

As Steven alludes, when individual Iranians and Americans engage in one-on-one interactions, the results tend to be almost always positive. Normal Iranians have a fairly good grasp of and appreciation for American cultural items that don’t blatantly offend Islamic sensibilities (e.g. Anything related to Brittany Spears) and as my old college ping-pong partner used to say, “We hate America for what it does, but we don’t hate Americans.”

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By: AmericaninCan1 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17282 Sat, 29 May 2010 13:36:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17282 Israel does not vow to destroy its neighbors because it is just trying to defend what it has already acquired. The “violence-espousing neighbors” are just following Churchill’s famous message: Never give up. Apparently that was a good message for England but is an evil message for Arabs. They should be more docile and know when they have been totally defeated.

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By: SeaScapes http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2010/05/28/holiday-in-the-axis-of-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-17281 Sat, 29 May 2010 13:11:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=9007#comment-17281 Israel has never vowed to destroy its neighbors – the reverse is true. The people of Israel, following the Holocaust, were given their this land by the U.N, encouraged by western nations to go there, and then abandoned to the open hostility of their violence-espousing neighbors, for whom the U.N. made no provision.

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