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    Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    We can already deny a Visa. Why do we need to make up another law? Menendez isn't to happy about the way Team O is dealing with Iran. Think they will pass this law just to show Obama that his Pen wont work if they do it? What say ye?




    Hardline U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were concerned about Iran's selection of a U.N. envoy linked to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, and called on the Obama administration to do what it can to prevent him from taking up the post in New York.

    "That really has got to be a serious question, as to whether or not the State Department gives ... a visa to him," Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Reuters.

    President Hassan Rouhani has chosen Hamid Abutalebi, a veteran diplomat seen as a moderate, to be Iran's new ambassador to the United Nations.

    People who know Abutalebi said he was part of the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, which occupied the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in November 1979, although not among the core group of student activists inside the embassy who captured and held the hostages.

    Reports of his ties to the crisis infuriated lawmakers, many of them hardliners who said they reinforced doubts about prospects for negotiations between Iran and world powers over Tehran's disputed nuclear program.

    "We shouldn't accept him. We should change our rules or laws if we have to so that somebody who is guilty of that kind of behavior should not be allowed in the United States of America," said Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, a frequent critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy.....snip~

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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    Ehhh let the past be the past.. I mean we did prop up a ****ed up dictator in their country then gave him passage to come to the US for medical treatment... What i say is let the past be the past. Lets not blow this up. The Islamists won. Now we have to do business with them.


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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    I wonder what Carter has to say?

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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    If England can ban someone for inflammatory political statements, why can't we ban someone for whatever reasons we want?

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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ehhh let the past be the past..
    Is the silliest argument there is.

    So let me ask you, who is a socialist, what you think of the fact that the Spanish government gave an overall amnesty to all criminals, murderes and tortures of the fascist Spanish Franco regime which murderd 200 000 people under it`s rule. Almoust all of whom were part of the countris political left?

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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Is the silliest argument there is.
    I believe he took it even a step further. He urged letting the past be the past and then used the past (well, his personal interpretation of it) to justify letting the guy in.

    It's like two different people wrote each part of his post.

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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Is the silliest argument there is.

    So let me ask you, who is a socialist, what you think of the fact that the Spanish government gave an overall amnesty to all criminals, murderes and tortures of the fascist Spanish Franco regime which murderd 200 000 people under it`s rule. Almoust all of whom were part of the countris political left?
    Please dont selectively quote and see the rest of the post.


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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Please dont selectively quote and see the rest of the post.
    ok:

    I mean we did prop up a ****ed up dictator in their country then gave him passage to come to the US for medical treatment...
    So in your mind a crime can justify another crime?

    What i say is let the past be the past. Lets not blow this up. The Islamists won. Now we have to do business with them.
    Do you know that the quoran says that a virgin woman cannot be executed?

    May sound somewhat like a useless fact, but wait...

    Whe in Iran a unmarried woman is sentenced to death, a member of the revolutionary guard gets permission to rape her before her execution.

    Just one amongst the many uncivilised things going wrong in this country.

    To simply say "they won" is just a redicilous way of accepting the inhuman and to engage in apeasment with barbarians.

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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    ok:



    So in your mind a crime can justify another crime?



    Do you know that the quoran says that a virgin woman cannot be executed?

    May sound somewhat like a useless fact, but wait...

    Whe in Iran a unmarried woman is sentenced to death, a member of the revolutionary guard gets permission to rape her before her execution.

    Just one amongst the many uncivilised things going wrong in this country.

    To simply say "they won" is just a redicilous way of accepting the inhuman and to engage in apeasment with barbarians.

    - Sir Winston Churchill

    Mornin' German. Do you think we need to pass some law when we cn just pull his visa? Have you seen any commenting from those overseas and what we are saying about this Iranian Ambassador to the UN? Comments on anything we have said or the Iranians?

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    Re: Lawmakers outraged over Iran U.N. choice, seek change in law.....

    You may not like Aboutalebi's alleged past activities, although I don't see anyone suggesting he was a murderer, torturer, ethnic cleanser or any other stripes of human rights abuser. The US has granted, and continues to grant visas to every shade of despotic bastard who is permitted to work at the UN. What's special about this guy? Other than the fact that he provides Republicans with an opportunity for moral outrage and causes the White House a degree of diplomatic discomfort. Fake outrage is really no outrage at all.
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