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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Not all threats require a violent response-you got that much right. That said, this isnt the merchant marine, its an openly hostile naval force.
    I got it all right, champ. You had to carve away the context of the discussion in order to make your snarky "slightly liberal" comment. We were talking about apdst's irrational comment about killing them, innocent sailors in international waters. If they aren't violating our maritime borders or in engagement range with their weapons systems they aren't a threat. Period.
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Of course. In response to our actions in their region. They are acting in the best interest of their state, being a rational actor.
    Are you seriously sticking up for Iran? Do you know what kind of things they do over there to their OWN citizens? Yet, you think that "we" are the bad guys? Good Lord! What's wrong with you? Our young people defending a regime like Iran is quite disturbing.

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    Doesn't anyone find it disturbing that we have American citizens who are Iranian sympathizers? Quite bothersome to me.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Send an alert to Captain Binghamton to ready McHale's Navy at once. I read Peter Sellers will lead the invasion.
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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Of course. In response to our actions in their region. They are acting in the best interest of their state, being a rational actor.
    Maybe you should try actually living there for a while. Then you can really see how "rational" they are. You are hilarious!

    Are you honestly trying to pass off the mullahs who actually run Iran as rational? They are religious extremists.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Doesn't anyone find it disturbing that we have American citizens who are Iranian sympathizers? Quite bothersome to me.
    Well first there's the 1st. It counts for stuff you don't like, too.

    Secondly, it's easy to sympathize with Iran considering our history of screwing with them.

    We orchestrated a coup in the '50s and in the '80s traded weapons for hostages while claiming the moral high ground.

    How many U.S. civilian airliners has the Iranian navy shot out of the sky?

    Iran has all sorts of problems, but that doesn't make us the good guys.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    Well first there's the 1st. It counts for stuff you don't like, too.

    Secondly, it's easy to sympathize with Iran considering our history of screwing with them.

    We orchestrated a coup in the '50s and in the '80s traded weapons for hostages while claiming the moral high ground.

    How many U.S. civilian airliners has the Iranian navy shot out of the sky?

    Iran has all sorts of problems, but that doesn't make us the good guys.
    That certainly does not make THEM the good guys, and I hate to tell you but YES, compared to them we are good guys. Maybe you should try living over there too. Lol!

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Mmmm-hmmm. Very rational country. Nice guys, those Iranians.

    Iran hangs 40 people in two weeks amid surge in executions | Amnesty International

    Iran has carried out a total of 40 executions since the beginning of 2014, with at least 33 carried out in the past week alone, said Amnesty International today.

    “The spike in the number of executions carried out so far this month in Iran is alarming. The Iranian authorities’ attempts to change their international image are meaningless if at the same time executions continue to increase”, said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

    The death penalty is a violation of every human being’s right to life and is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

    “The Iranian authorities must urgently take steps to abolish the death penalty, which has been shown again and again not to have any special deterrent effect on crime,” Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said.

    Since the beginning of 2014, Amnesty International has recorded 21 executions which were officially acknowledged by the Iranian authorities, as well as 19 additional executions reported through reliable sources.

    In the week since 9 January 2014 more officially acknowledged executions were carried out in Iran than during the whole month of January 2013.

    At least one public execution was carried out on 14 January 2014 in Saveh, Markazi Province, northern Iran, of an individual convicted of murder.

    Public executions in Iran are usually carried out using cranes which lift the condemned person by a noose around the neck in front of a crowd of spectators.

    The organization is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately adopt an official moratorium on all executions and commute all death sentences. The Iranian authorities must also end all secrecy surrounding their use of the death penalty.

    Most of those executed in Iran had been convicted of alleged drug-related offences. Under international standards, non-lethal crimes such as drugs offences do not meet the threshold of “most serious crimes” to which the death penalty must be restricted. There is also no right to a meaningful appeal for drugs offences under Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Law, contrary to its international obligations to ensure that anyone convicted of a criminal offence has the right to appeal the conviction.

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    Re: Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    Well first there's the 1st. It counts for stuff you don't like, too.

    Secondly, it's easy to sympathize with Iran considering our history of screwing with them.

    We orchestrated a coup in the '50s and in the '80s traded weapons for hostages while claiming the moral high ground.

    How many U.S. civilian airliners has the Iranian navy shot out of the sky?

    Iran has all sorts of problems, but that doesn't make us the good guys.
    If the kid I was quoting was living in Iran, what do YOU think would happen to him for speaking in such a manner? Yet he has the nerve to refer to them as rational and to the US as irrational? Good God, that's delusional.

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