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    Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened – Amanpour - CNN.com Blogs

    Iran's new president has acknowledged the Holocaust, furthering the stark contrast between himself and his predecessor."Any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the Nazis committed towards the Jews as well as non-Jews, was reprehensible and condemnable," President Hassan Rouhani said in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
    "Whatever criminality they committed against the Jews we condemn. The taking of human life is contemptible. It makes no difference whether that life is a Jewish life, Christian or Muslim."


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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    "Does not subscribe to one particular conspiracy theory" isn't really that high of a bar.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    I bet he's one of those "it was only a few people" holocaust deniers.

    Jews as well as non-Jews...

    Whatever criminality they committed...

    Days earlier, in an interview with NBC, Rouhani declined to say whether the Holocaust happened.
    He still has not admitted Nazi genocide or the holocaust, merely "whatever criminality". I believe his "as well as non-Jews" is a hedge to deny that Nazis focused on anyone.



    If you asked someone "did the holocaust happen" and they responded "whatever criminality occurred, it was wrong". What would you think? That they had admitted the holocaust happened? No.
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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Good words. But words are cheap.

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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

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    Well Iran has been less of a problem child with Rouhani at the wheel, things should hopefully improve more soon.
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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs05 View Post
    Well Iran has been less of a problem child with Rouhani at the wheel, things should hopefully improve more soon.
    The Iranian regime put this guy on the mic to buy them time to get to nukes. He didn't admit the holocaust happened, he admitted "whatever criminality" happened. One's gotta be brainless to think that's the same thing.

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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    I'm rather stunned that people would be so amazingly stupid as to believe admitting "whatever criminality" and admitting the holocaust are the same thing.

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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    I wish he'd gone further. However I'm willing to extend some latitude considering how little we know about Rouhani and his relationship with the clerical establishment.

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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    how little we know about Rouhani and his relationship with the clerical establishment.
    They nominate him, he runs for office. He holds no real power. The Grand Poobah can remove him at any time for any reason. He's a mouthpiece and spewing, at the moment, whatever will buy the regime time to develop nukes.

    What more is there to know?

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    Re: Iran's new president: Yes, the Holocaust happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The Iranian regime put this guy on the mic to buy them time to get to nukes. He didn't admit the holocaust happened, he admitted "whatever criminality" happened. One's gotta be brainless to think that's the same thing.
    Its still a step better than Ahmadinejad.
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