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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    No, too lunatic.

    That's too bad because you seem smarter than that.

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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Cavendish View Post
    Don't you think that's indicative, then, of just how much they hate us and our values? To them, from what you've posted, "America" is equated with all that's bad. And here, leftists like you want us to compromise our and our allies' security by appeasing people who equate just the name of our country with evil?
    No, not at all. Iranians are pro-America. The war hawks though, the beneficiaries at the MIC, even some of the media moguls that are invested in the defense industry, would prefer to have Americans believe that the Iranians are all evil, and that they're all coming to get us. For the country who spends eight times as much on its military might than its nearest competitor, we sure have a lot of frightened people here.
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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Yeah, no big deal. Just like some fools want to make a big deal of those "Achtung, Juden!" signs, usually paired with a skull and crossbones, that they drew on the windows of Jewish-owned shops in Germany in the late 1930's. It was just a meaningless thing people said--a sort of a harmless jibe.
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    Words mean things. I know thats hard for a lefty to understand (because they dont care).
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    You mean you're inaccurately translating, deliberately, a word that in the context used means "may America be destroyed" as "Down with American policies, they are so irritating". Awesome. Next thing we know "The Great Satan" is simply a mistranslation and the actual meaning is "The Great Nation".
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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Are any of you fluent in a foreign language?
    I'm writing to you in one.
    You ain't the sharpest tool in the shed eh?
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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    To the bolded, probably so, if they decide its in their interest. Do you dismiss that Israel may have military options on the table?
    I do not dismiss it - they have to act in their best interest. The problem is our current President doesn't agree.
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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Yes, the Persian is "Marg bar Amerika!" ( مرگ بر ) which is inaccurately translated as 'death' (the literal meaning) whereas it's truer translation is more along the lines of 'down with'.

    They shout it in regards to anyone or anything of which they're not a fan (including spinach), but by all means, don't let that stop your vapors US Conservative.

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    So they are chanting "down with America" as the head terrorist speaks about a nuclear deal with America...?

    I guess that's fine....just peachy.


    So when that same phrase was used in striking a death sentence against Canada's Ambassador ken Stephens, they were, like, just kidding and all the RCMP security is unnecessary?


    I get it, another branch of Islam that is only misunderstood and have nothing but good intentions and are all about world peace and better cell phone reception.
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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Cavendish View Post
    Don't you think that's indicative, then, of just how much they hate us and our values? To them, from what you've posted, "America" is equated with all that's bad. And here, leftists like you want us to compromise our and our allies' security by appeasing people who equate just the name of our country with evil?
    No, not at all. Obviously, there's going to be a number of Iranian US Conservatives' who hate the US as much as US Conservative hates Iran ... they're a small minority, just as (thankfully) US Conservative is. Therefore when, for example, Sen. Lindsey Graham is running his mouth about how Iran is more evil than ISIS (a group that slaughters people for fun), their hateful rhetoric is very limited.

    But regardless, the phrase has been around for so long (almost 40 years) that it's become a parody in of itself. "Freedom Fries" for example. Originally intended to be anti-French; by this point, it's a punchline in a comedic routine. That's why Khamenei was so dismissive of it when the crowd shouted it.
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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I'm writing to you in one.
    You ain't the sharpest tool in the shed eh?
    Then you should know that a literal translation means squat.
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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Iran is different imho.
    Tunisia headed for a civilian Govt.- Egypt is an economic mess held together by Saudi funds.
    Libya is in a civil war over wealth mainly, not completely about religion.
    Iraq - screwed and will split over time.
    Lots of other places as well, take ISIS, Yemen, Syria is barely holding on, and only because IRAN is fighting with them.

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    Re: Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    That's too bad because you seem smarter than that.
    Moot, you assume to be out of ideas and have resorted to name calling.

    Its a Moot point.

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