It does take one with the mind of a 12 year old to accuse someone of using insults when he didn't but then resort to using insults herself while refusing to retract. Therefore, it is no surprise that there was no retraction.
But, you seem to be insisting that either I am making such arguments or that I should be and that they aren't ridiculous. So I'll rephrase my earlier question: why is my opinion on other unrelated matters relevant to the veracity of my opinion of Iran?
Previously I stated that posters in this thread had the option of being asses on the internet or engaging in a civil debate. In my annoyance with the behaviour of others in this thread I hastily posted a false dichotomy. There are more options, such as not posting at all, or making jokes like the one poster did about the igloo. And there still may be more I haven't thought of.
To clarify what I meant by my comment: I will not respond to people who want to be asses on the internet. However, by not responding to you, I am not suggesting that you are being an ***. I just might not have anything to say or not care to address a tangential point. There are many kinds of posts I am liable to not respond to. Rude ones are one of those kinds.
A few pages ago it was idle curiosity, now it is a toss-up between quest and being caught by an innernet stalker.. .. twice this week so far and the weekend is still coming.
You can learn my opinions on those issues when they come up in other threads.
Iran's president accused Israel and the West of being behind a pair of daring bomb attacks that killed one nuclear scientist and wounded another in their cars on the streets of Tehran on Monday. He also admitted for the first time that a computer worm had affected centrifuges in Iran's uranium enrichment program.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian officials vowed that the nuclear program would not be hampered by what they described as a campaign to sabotage it — whether by assassination or by the computer virus.
The United States and its allies say Iran is seeking to build a nuclear bomb, a claim Tehran denies.
The two bomb attacks occurred when assailants on motorcycles attached magnetized bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists as they drove to work in separate parts of the capital Monday morning.
They detonated seconds later, killing one scientist, wounding another and wounding each of their wives, who were in the cars, Tehran's police chief said. At least two other Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in recent years, one of them in an attack similar to Monday's....
Our MSM media tends to follow the Israeli narrative exclusively.
Analysis of Coverage of Israel/Palestine in Media (external - login to view)
If you go back to 2002/2003, the media played an active role in helping the Bush administration gain public support for an unprovoked attack against Iraq (war crime). The media continues to play this role regarding Iran.
No, I'm asking you why you think Iran has gotten more media coverage in the last 5 years than Libya, Bahrain and Yemen.
Are you asking me if I think it is intentional? I'm quite sure Iran is getting the same treatment Cuba got when she revolted against the US.
Here is a clip from one of the newest vids that I would peg as US propaganda from the very start right through to the very end. In this cpip at about the 1:25 mark there is footage of the revolt in 1979.
In the full version the hostage incident is given as the whitewashed US version that the hostages only got released because Regan came to power.
The US was paying Iran not to release them until that very day. (Iran/Contra scandal)
That's two falsifications right there so why would that not get the whole film labeled 'pure propaganda'?
Scenes from 1979. You wish buddy. That is modern footage and it burns you that it is.
Which is fact. The Iranians purposely withheld the release of the embassy hostages to further embarrass Jimmy Carter. As much as the left loves Jimmy today... the Iranians HATED him back in the late 70's.
This is why debating guys like you is so simple. The Iran/Contra Scandal was an Arms for Hostage Deal in the Mid-80's. The deal was to give Iran arms and in return Iran would negotiate the release of US Hostages being held in Lebanon by Hezbollah. Funds from the sales would be diverted to the Contras in Nicaraugua.
The Iran-Contra had NOTHING to do with the US Embassy Hostages in Iran.
So now what should we call your post?
How about PURE PROPAGANDA and FABRICATIONS.
CHECK YOUR FACTS MHz
Been there done that, we should be on the same page as far as that issue goes. Is the reference ti 1979 also clear (same size and demeanor of the crowd rather than the footage was from back during that very revolution)
How about keeping me on my toes?
Only the name of the operation was wrong, the 444 days could have been ended under Carter's watch, the delay was theatrics for the home crowd. That part hasn't changed, nor does it change that Bush Sr. was the negotiator in that deal.