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"It is like you were sent by God"

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Re: "It is like you were sent by God"

Postby Gallileo » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:28 pm

Detritus wrote:It is surprising that the Iranians would sentence a US marine to death for espionage after our Navy rescued 6 of their fishermen from pirates. After all, saving a half-dozen Iranians should completely make up for overthrowing a civilian government and installing the Shah in 1925, responding to his overthrow in 1979 by instigating a war between Iran and Iraq that lasted 8 years, was conducted in good part with weapons (including poison gas) that we supplied to both sides, and finished with more than 500,000 dead on both sides, including the 300 or so on the Iranian airliner we shot down over Iranian waters and then lied about.

It's a mystery, really, why they don't love us. Maybe bombing them some more will help.


"Bomb bomb bomb, Bomb bomb Iran!"
--John McCain
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Re: "It is like you were sent by God"

Postby Detritus » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:40 pm

Madsci wrote:
narcoleptish wrote:The look on the Iranian sailor's face just makes me think his real statement was lost in translation. Probably more like "Thank god you like us this week."


The rescued man does look like he wonders what is going to happen next.

I would be pretty uncomfortable in his position. Sure, he's been saved, but by the Great Satan. How are the Iranian hardliners could to react to that? They could publicly thank the US, or they could try to cover the whole thing up (inside Iran, anyway). Or they could decide that the rescued fishermen are politically dangerous and hand them over to Al Quds for a show trial.

Frankly, in his position I would be calculating how quickly I could file papers requesting asylum in the US.
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Re: "It is like you were sent by God"

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:37 am

Remember_Me wrote:
Get real.


Hey, you're the one writing on the internet under a pseudonym.
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Re: "It is like you were sent by God"

Postby Uberboom » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:28 pm

Maybe next time Iran can rescue their own fisherman, using their awesome navy.......oh wait.
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Re: "It is like you were sent by God"

Postby Remember_Me » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:57 pm

narcoleptish wrote:
Remember_Me wrote:
Get real.


Hey, you're the one writing on the internet under a pseudonym.


Says who?
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