Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Another cherry picked quote from a single Iranian from Israeli sources noted for a long history of self serving deceptions & deliberate mistranslations is hardly indicative of Iran's propensity for developing & using nuclear weapons.
Remember that the Israelis were among those who fed the US deceptive Intel. prior to the last war the Israeli government wanted the US to fight for them. The current Israeli government even more fervent now & more prone to more plentiful & outrageous deceptions. Meanwhile, Iran has still attacked on one in 300 years.
Have you even lightly considered the long range & widespread carnage, environmental disaster, damage to US interests etc an unprovoked attack on Iran would incur?
Do you have the least concern for the lives of the thousands of loyal Americans currently serving in the Region or Iran's Jewish community?
I've cited a more impartial source ( below) as exposing the infamously fraudulent "Wipe Israel off of the Face of the map" as being a deliberate mistranslation intended to deceive those who aren't fluent in Farsi & are unfamiliar with Mid East / Cent. Asian realities.
There is far more proof that pro-War individuals, institutions & States will resort to any deception or False Flag attack than evidence that Iran will launch an unprovoked War.
History is simply repeating itself after only a few years.
Please remember that the same time "proof" of Iraq's WMDs, Yellowcake etc were dominating News headlines, Israeli lobbies were "quietly" pressuring Congress to approve "the use of force" against Iraq on false premises:
“Quietly lobbying Congress to approve the use of force in Iraq was one of AIPAC’s successes over the past year”
AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr; N.Y. Sun; Jan. ’03
All we have to show for our gullibility is seemingly endless Mid East carnage and underfunded, overcrowded V.A. hospitals where mangled, burned & traumatized, young Americans languish unmentioned while fresh War mongers peddle old deceptions.
“'Hitler' does New York”
Asia Times Online :: Middle East News - 'Hitler' does New York
EXCERPT “ Humming non-stop in the background noise was the "wipe Israel of the map" myth.
No one had the intellectual decency to point out that what he really said, in Farsi, in a speech on October 2005 to an annual anti-Zionist conference in Iran, was that "the regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time".
He was doing no more than quoting the late ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini - hoping that an unfair (toward Palestine) regime would be replaced by another one more equitable; he was not threatening to nuke Israel. Warmongers anyway don't bother to check the facts.”CONTINUED
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DECEPTIVE MISTRANSLATIONS; CONSIDER THE SOURCE
Deliberate mistranslations of Farsi seem to be more prevalent than a few isolated incidents.
Photos of banners and placards in photos of Iranians may read "Death to America / Israel" in English but in reality the Farsi translation is far more benign.
Not only has Ahmadinejad's speech been mistranslated but so have those of other Iranian leaders to paint Iran with a more malevolent brush than is accurate.
Rather than transcribe the following article, I'll only cite Excerpts & hope that readers looking for the truth about what Iranians have REALLY said:
“Did Ahmadinejad really say Israel should be ‘wiped off the map’?”
Did Ahmadinejad really say Israel should be ‘wiped off the map’? - The Washington Post
EXCERPTS “Arash Norouzi of the Mossadegh Project pointed out that the original statement in Persian did not say that Israel should be wiped from the map, but instead that it would collapse.
“Khomeini gave a speech in which he said in Persian “Een rezhim-i eshghalgar-i Quds bayad az sahneh-i ruzgar mahv shaved.”
This means, “This occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the arena of time.”*
But then anonymous wire service translators rendered Khomeini as saying that Israel “must be wiped off the face of the map,” which Cole and Nourouzi say is inaccurate.
Joshua Teitelbaum of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs compiled an interesting collection of photographs of these banners, such as one on the building that houses reserve military forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. “Israel should be wiped out of the face of the world,” the sign reads in English
Sadjadpour, who has closely studied the statements of Khamenei, said that the supreme leader has spoken more on the question of Israel than any other issue, which is remarkable given that Iran shares no border with Israel and that the Jewish state has virtually no impact on the daily lives of Iranians.
Sadjadpour said Khamenei has been consistent, stating repeatedly that the goal is not the military destruction of the Jewish state but “the defeat of Zionist ideology and the dissolution of Israel through a ‘popular referendum.’”
Karim Sadjadpour, an Iranian specialist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,”CONTINUED
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Since even US Presidents have repeated deliberately translated quotes leaving millions to believe that Iran is far more hostile toward Israel & the US than in reality, the result has been an extensively deceived Western world.
The tragic result is that IF there is to be a WW 3 evolving from a War on Iran, it will be as most wars:
"One of the most horrible features of war is that all the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are NOT fighting."
George Orwell, 1938
"The law is reason, free from passion."