Web sites verifying this "Wipe Israel Off Map" as propaganda-lie:
On Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at the Ministry of Interior conference hall in Tehran, newly elected Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech at a program, reportedly attended by thousands, titled "The World Without Zionism". Large posters surrounding him displayed this title prominently in English, obviously for the benefit of the international press. Below the poster's title was a slick graphic depicting an hour glass containing planet Earth at its top. Two small round orbs representing the United States and Israel are shown falling through the hour glass' narrow neck and crashing to the bottom.
Before we get to the infamous remark, it's important to note that the "quote" in question was itself a quote— they are the words of the late Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Islamic Revolution. Although he quoted Khomeini to affirm his own position on Zionism, the actual words belong to Khomeini and not Ahmadinejad. Thus, Ahmadinejad has essentially been credited (or blamed) for a quote that is not only unoriginal, but represents a viewpoint already in place well before he ever took office.
THE ACTUAL QUOTE:
So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in Farsi:
"Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad."
That passage will mean nothing to most people, but one word might ring a bell:
rezhim-e. It is the word "Regime", pronounced just like the English word with an extra "eh" sound at the end. Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime, in this statement regime refers directly to secular Zionist terrorism. This is a vastly significant distinction, as one cannot wipe a regime off the map. Ahmadinejad does not even refer to Israel by name, he instead uses the specific phrase "rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods" (regime occupying
So this raises the question.. what exactly did he want "wiped from the map"? The answer is: nothing. That's because the word "map" was never used. The Persian word for map, "nagsheh", is not contained anywhere in his original Farsi quote, or, for that matter, anywhere in his entire speech. Nor was the western phrase "wipe out" ever said. Yet we are led to believe that Iran's President threatened to "wipe Israel off the map", despite never having uttered the words "map", "wipe out" or even "Israel".
The full quote translated directly to English:
"The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time".
Word by word translation:
Imam (Khomeini) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) ishghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayad (must) az safheh-ye ruzgar (from page of time) mahv shavad
President Ahmadinejad began his own webpage to communicate with people on this and other matters.
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THE SPEECH AND CONTEXT:
While the false "wiped off the map" extract has been repeated infinitely without verification, Ahmadinejad's actual speech itself has been almost entirely ignored. Given the importance placed on the "map" comment, it would be sensible to present his words in their full context to get a fuller understanding of his position. In fact, by looking at the entire speech, there is a clear, logical trajectory leading up to his call for a "world without Zionism". One may disagree with his reasoning, but critical appraisals are infeasible without first knowing what that reasoning is.
In his speech, Ahmadinejad declares that Zionism is the West's apparatus of political oppression against Muslims. He says the
"Zionist regime" was imposed on the Islamic world as a strategic bridgehead to ensure domination of the region and its assets. Palestine, he insists, is the frontline of the Islamic world's struggle with American hegemony, and its fate will have repercussions for the entire Middle East.
Ahmadinejad acknowledges that the removal of America's powerful grip on the region via the Zionists may seem unimaginable to some, but reminds the audience that, as Khomeini predicted, other seemingly invincible empires have disappeared and now only exist in history books. He then proceeds to list three such regimes that have collapsed, crumbled or vanished, all within the last 30 years:
(1) The Shah of Iran- the U.S. installed monarch
(2) The Soviet Union
(3) Iran's former arch-enemy, Iraqi dictator (US assisted) Saddam Hussein
In the first and third examples, Ahmadinejad prefaces their mention with Khomeini's own words foretelling that individual regime's demise. He concludes by referring to Khomeini's unfulfilled wish: "The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time. This statement is very wise". This is the passage that has been isolated, twisted and distorted so famously. By measure of
comparison, Ahmadinejad wants as did the Khomeini to see a regime change, not war to destroy Jewish people.
One may wonder: where did this false interpretation originate? Who is responsible for the translation that has sparked such worldwide controversy? The answer is surprising.
The inflammatory "wiped off the map" quote was first disseminated not by Iran's
enemies, but by Iran itself. The Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran's official propaganda arm, used this phrasing in the English version of some of their news releases covering the World Without Zionism conference. International media including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Time magazine and countless others picked up the IRAN quote and made headlines out of it without verifying its accuracy, and rarely referring to the source. Iran's Foreign Minister soon attempted to clarify the statement, but the quote had a life of its own. Though the IRNA
wording was inaccurate and misleading, the media assumed it was true, and besides, it made great copy.
Amid heated wrangling over Iran's nuclear program, and months of continuous, unfounded accusations against Iran in an attempt to rally support for preemptive strikes against the country, the
imperialists had just been handed the perfect raison d'être to invade. To the war hawks, it was a gift from the skies.
It should be noted that in other references to the conference, the IRNA's translation changed. For instance, "map" was replaced with "earth". In some articles it was "The Qods occupier regime should be eliminated from the surface of earth", or the similar "The Qods occupying regime must be eliminated from the surface of earth". The inconsistency of the IRNA's translation should be evidence enough of
the unreliability of the source, particularly when transcribing their news from
Farsi into the English language.
The mis translated "wiped off the map" quote attributed to Iran's President has been spread worldwide, repeated thousands of times in international media, and prompted the denouncements of numerous world leaders. Virtually every major and minor media outlet has
published or broadcast this false statement to the masses. Big news agencies such as The Associated Press and Reuters refer to the misquote, literally, on an almost daily basis.
Following news of Iran's remark, condemnation was swift. British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed "revulsion" and implied that it might be necessary to attack Iran. U.N. chief Kofi Annan canceled his scheduled trip to Iran due to the controversy. Ariel Sharon demanded that Iran be expelled from the United Nations for calling for Israel's destruction. Shimon
Peres, more than once, threatened to wipe Iran off the map. More recently, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, who has warned that Iran is "preparing another holocaust for the Jewish state" is calling for Ahmadinejad to be tried for war crimes for inciting genocide.
The artificial quote has also been subject to additional alterations. U.S. officials and media often take the liberty of dropping the "map" reference altogether, replacing it with the more acutely threatening phrase "wipe Israel off the face of the earth". Newspaper and magazine articles dutifully report Ahmadinejad has "called for the destruction of Israel", as do senior officials in the United States government.
President George W. Bush said the comments represented a "specific threat" to destroy Israel. In a March 2006 speech in Cleveland, Bush vowed he would resort to war to protect Israel from Iran, because, "..the threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel."
Former Presidential advisor Richard Clarke told Australian TV that Iran "talks openly about destroying Israel", and insists, "The President of Iran has said repeatedly that he wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth". In an October 2006 interview with Amy Goodman, former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter referred to Ahmadinejad as "the idiot that comes out and says really stupid, vile things, such as, 'It is the goal of Iran to wipe Israel off the face of the earth' ". The consensus is clear.
Confusing matters further,
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pontificates rather than give a direct answer when questioned about the statement, such as in Lally Weymouth's Washington Post interview in September 2006:
Q - Are you really serious when you say that Israel should be wiped off the face of the Earth?
A - We need to look at the scene in the Middle East — 60 years of war, 60 years of displacement, 60 years of conflict, not even a day of peace. Look at the war in Lebanon, the war in Gaza — what are the reasons for these conditions? We need to address and resolve
the root problem.
Q - Your suggestion is to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth?
A - Our suggestion is very clear:... Let the Palestinian people decide their fate in a free and fair referendum, and the result, whatever
it is, should be accepted.... The people with no roots there are now ruling the land.
Q - You've been quoted as saying that Israel should be wiped off the face of the Earth. Is that your belief?
A - What I have said has made my position clear. If we look at a map of the Middle East from 70 years ago...
Q - So, the answer is yes, you do believe that it should be wiped off the face of the Earth?
A - Are you asking me yes or no? Is this a test? Do you respect the right to self-determination for the Palestinian nation? Yes or no? Is Palestine, as a nation, considered a nation with the right to live under humane conditions or not? Let's allow those rights to be enforced for these 5 million displaced people.
The exchange is typical of Ahmadinejad's interviews with the American media. Predictably, both Mike Wallace
of 60 Minutes and CNN's Anderson Cooper asked if he wants to "wipe Israel off the map". As usual, the question is thrown back in the reporter's face with his standard "Don't the Palestinian's have rights?, etc." retort (which is never directly answered either). Yet he never confirms the "map" comment to be true. This did not prevent Anderson Cooper from referring to earlier portions of his interview after a commercial break and lying, "as he said earlier, he wants Israel wiped off the map".
Anyone who has watched or listened to reporters from US and Western media setting up and using loaded questions in an interview, that would then make easier the editing out to achieve pre-intended content, may realize that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was not about to give the reporter what they wanted. Instead Ahmadinejad gave them what they did not want. And this was exactly what he did, used these reporters to instead get his point across, and in such a way that there was absolutely no way they could edit it out and still use the interview. This may be why the interviews never ended up printed on front pages of US-Corp News using three inch type or 12pt, or 6pt, or 3pt. In fact it is evident that by being evasive Ahmadinejad suckered the reporter into repeated opportunity for him to re-emphasize and repeat in additional detail the problems that common Palestinian people endure under the Apartheid conditions placed upon them by the secular Zionists who control Israel. It appears the Iran government propaganda arm has picked up on the PSYOP of threats and innuendo that the Bush Administration uses to disseminate lies and deception against Iran, only Iran is using it to keep attention centered on the Apartheid conditions in Palestine and the uncalled for killing of many Lebanon civilians.
Even if every media outlet in the world were to retract the mis translated quote tomorrow, the major damage has already been done, providing the groundwork for the next phase of disinformation: complete character demonization. Ahmadinejad, we are told, is the next Hitler, a grave threat to world peace who wants to bring about a new Holocaust. According to some detractors, he not only wants to destroy Israel, but after that, he will nuke America, and then Europe! An October 2006 memo titled Words of Hate: Iran's Escalating Threats released by the powerful Israeli lobby group AIPAC opens with the warning, "Ahmadinejad and other top Iranian leaders are issuing increasingly belligerent statements threatening to destroy the United States, Europe and Israel." These claims not only fabricate an unsubstantiated threat, but assume far more power than he actually possesses. Alarmists would be better off monitoring the statements of the ultra-conservative Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, who holds the most power in Iran.
Here is the method I have seen President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad use each and every time a reporter asks if he ever stated wanting Israel wiped off the map, immediately Ahmadinejad turns the question on the questioner, asking if such a thing is any reason the same be used on Palestinian's by Zionist government in Israel. Here Ahmadinejad not only turns the subject back to the Apartheid suffering of Palestinian's by the Zionist government, being now apparent why he does not answer the question, but should the questioner be so stupid as try use the propaganda lie again, Ahmadinejad simply uses it again for his purpose that is to bring attention to Apartheid atrocities now suffered by Palestinian's. The method of propagandists and fools is easily turned to the advantage of an intelligent man such as Ahmadinejad, so far many fools have been used in this regard, some of these fools being used more than once.
As Iran's U.N. Press Officer, M.A. Mohammadi, complained to The Washington Post in a June 2006 letter:
It is not amazing at all, the pick-and-choose approach of highlighting the misinterpreted remarks of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in October and ignoring this month's remarks by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that "We have no problem with the world. We are not a threat whatsoever to the world, and the world knows it. We will never start a war. We have no intention of going to war with any state."
The Zionist government in Israel has milked every drop of the spurious quote to its supposed advantage. In her September 2006 address to the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni accused Iran of working to nuke Israel and bully the world. "They speak proudly and openly of their desire to 'wipe Israel off the map.' And now, by their actions, they pursue the weapons to achieve this objective to imperil the region and threaten the world." Addressing the threat in December, a fervent Prime Minister Ehud Olmert inadvertently disclosed that his country already possesses nuclear weapons: "We have never threatened any nation with annihilation. Iran, openly, explicitly and publicly threatens to wipe Israel off the map. Can you say that this is the same level, when they are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as America, France, Israel, Russia?"
American citizens are only vaguely aware of how the US Corp-Gov are involved in setting up facilities for nuclear Power Plants in nations of choice around the world, yet we are bombarded about demands that Iran cease completely and immediately their operations. Most Americans are only vaguely aware that fuel needed to power these plants requires processing uranium-ore first into 'Yellowcake', this material then undergoing long and expensive enriched process to produce kilograms of low-grade plutonium. Nor are they aware the Shah of Iran 40 years earlier with US-Gov assistance under the Eisenhower administration proposed and began the nuclear power constructions for this purpose. American citizens are also vaguely aware of the fact Iran has (when not threatened by the Bush-Admin and Super Power dominated-UN) allowed the Int'l-Atomic-Energy-Agency monitors and cameras in their facilities, and at this time according to UN IAEA-report of year-2008 Iran is in compliance with IAEA protocol's. Iran uranium enrichment facility according to IAEA officials is set up and produces 3.5-20% low grade (Power Plant and Medicine) enriched uranium, 90% and greater grade needed for nuclear weapons, yet somehow the UN Security Council (5-Perm-Member empires and 10-Common-Member nations) was made to demand Iran cease completely their compliant operation, calling Iran now non-compliant after saddling Iran with additional resolutions as was done to Iraq before the pre-emptive war. What the US-Gov is apparently up to using the UN 'IAEA' is similar to GHW Bush in 1990's, demanding openness as done to Iraq, a ploy used to gather pre-emptive attack intelligence when Bush sent CIA-agents as UN 'Weapons Inspectors' into Iraq. The only nation's in this vicinity of the world who are in non-compliance of these int'l-laws, rules and protocols, having secret nuclear arsenal and weapons, is the State of Israel, Pakistan, and India. Few know about the corruption within the Zionist-gov, or that today Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has had to resign in disgrace, criminal charges and investigation are in progress. Few are aware Iran is a member of the United Nations "IAEA" Non Proliferation Pact in nuclear energy, Israel and Pakistan deferring not to obligate themselves to inspection or rules. Other false charges made against Iran are as follows:
- Iran hid nuclear facilities... (Iran complied with IAEA laws, rules, and protocols, reporting their facility as rules required 6-mo's. before receiving uranium material).
- Iran is producing nuclear weapons... (IAEA-Chief say Iran does not have such capability at this time). In year 2007 US Intelligence released report that Iran ceased it's pursuit of weapons back in year 2003.
- Iran has secret nuclear facilities... (IAEA details many man hours in monitoring facilities and had installed monitoring-camera's).
- Iran consulate in North Iraq involved with insurgents... (Kurd Officials invited Iran to set up this Consulate Office), of which the US-Gov in violation of Int'l-law raided taking these employee's as illegal hostage, these hostages were later released w/o charges.
- Iran furnishing Iraqi IDE weapons and training... (Pentagon in 2008 dropped this charge after a 'real' military expert inspected these weapons saying "none of these are from Iran". This same propaganda when investigated in Britain also had to be admitted having absolutely no support or proof, General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff admitted at a Pentagon news this year that he had no evidence of the Iranian government sending any military equipment or personnel into Iraq
- In fact most terrorist weapons in Iraq may indeed be from US and US Weapons given to Israel that end up in China, and China (continues) selling $-Billions of weapons in Iraq. This besides lost (supposedly) Blackwater-Mercenary weapons was only one of the scheme's Gen-Petraeus was handling to drum up an Iran war for Cheney PNAC-cabal.
- Iran nuclear enrichment facilities illegal ...(Iran is complying with requests and reported fulfilling all IAEA laws, rules and protocols). Official in IAEA says Western Powers using Hype against Iran (repeating what they did to Iraq).
- Iran in violation of IAEA cease orders... (Evidence exists that US-Gov coerced and bribed several UN member-nations in the Security Council to vote for Iran Nuclear Sanction).
- Iran has threatened other nations especially Israel... (This total lie was dispelled earlier).
There appear to be some legitimate (and minor) past violations by Iran, whether they are of any importance is hard to tell, the US-Gov again using political scare-tactics similar to those manufactured against Iraq before invading. There appears to be ample evidence the US-Gov is using the same game again using the UN (IAEA) as before the Iraq war, bullying minor member nations into adding new resolutions, restrictions, mandates, protocols, violations regarding missing (small qty) uranium ore, and anything else to frustrate and anger Iranian leaders. The IAEA has complained that the Security Council should not be used in this manner, since it is the IAEA that is set up and has the expertise needed to understand and handle these situations. The question then is, are the US-Gov lying again, and how would we know considering most Americans are so uninformed they would not know what factual truth exists anyway. The proof in knowing if they are lying as far as I am concerned, is the same as with the Bush-Admin "Office of Special Plans"-cabal that manufactured the Iraq "WMD" proofs... their lips move. Recent IAEA inspections in Iraq prove there were no Nuclear Weapons operations after 1994.
An interesting fact about Middle East (Iran/Iraq/Israel/Pakistan) Nuclear Facilities, on Sept. 30, 1980 Israeli Intelligence talked Iran into sending jets to bomb Iraq's 'Osirad' nuclear facility (feared would produce atomic bomb), a facility whose existence was made legally possible through a number of Super Power nations that supplied the expertise and materials needed. On June 7, 1981 supposedly because Iran had not completely destroyed the site, Israel using US supplied jets bombed and without doubt completely destroyed this same Iraqi nuclear facility. From that point on, it would have been literally impossible for Iraq to produce an atomic bomb. The Yellow Cake ore legally previously shipped to them sat useless for years until after the war being shipped to Canada. A second fact was released by a CIA agent (whistleblower now fired) that the US-Gov assisted the Pakistan regime to obtain and develop facilities and materials necessary to manufacture a Nuclear Weapon arsenal. To top off this covert story, there is a Jewish man Ashir Karni with Israeli Intelligence background charged with selling US manufactured Nuclear Triggers to the Pakistan regime.
On December 13, 2006, more than a year after The World Without Zionism conference, two leading Israeli
newspapers, The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz, published reports of a renewed threat from Ahmadinejad. The Jerusalem Post's headline was Ahmadinejad: Israel will be 'wiped out', while Haaretz posted the title Ahmadinejad at Holocaust conference: Israel will 'soon be wiped out'.
Where did they get their information? It turns out that both papers, like most American and western media, rely heavily on write ups by news wire services such as the Associated
Press and Reuters as a source for their articles. Sure enough, their sources are in fact December 12th articles by Reuter's Paul Hughes [Iran
president says Israel's days are numbered], and the AP's Ali Akbar Dareini
[Iran President: Israel Will be wiped out].
The first five paragraphs of the Haaretz article, credited to "Haaretz Service and Agencies", are plagiarized almost 100% from the first five paragraphs of the Reuters piece. The only difference is that Haaretz changed "the Jewish state" to "Israel" in the second paragraph, otherwise they are identical.
The Jerusalem Post article by Herb Keinon pilfers from both the Reuters and AP stories. Like Haaretz, it uses the following Ahmadinejad quote without attribution: ["Just as the Soviet Union
was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out," he added]. Another passage apparently relies on an IRNA report:
"The Zionist regime will be wiped out soon the same way the Soviet Union was, and humanity will achieve freedom," Ahmadinejad said at Tuesday's
meeting with the conference participants in his offices, according to Iran's official news agency, IRNA.
He said elections should be held among "Jews, Christians and Muslims so the population of Palestine can select their government and destiny for themselves in a democratic manner."
Once again, the first sentence above was wholly plagiarized from the AP article. The second sentence was also the same, except "He called for elections" became "He said elections should be held..".
It gets more interesting.
The quote used in the original AP article and copied in The Jerusalem Post article supposedly derives from the IRNA. If true, this can easily be checked. Care to find out? Go to: www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0612134902101231.htm
There you will discover the actual IRNA quote was:
"As the Soviet Union disappeared, the Zionist regime will also vanish and humanity will be liberated".
Compare this to the alleged IRNA quote reported by the Associated Press:
"The Zionist regime will be wiped out soon the same way the Soviet Union was, and humanity will achieve freedom".
In the IRNA's actual report, the Zionist regime will vanish just as the Soviet Union disappeared. Vanish. Disappear. In the
dishonest AP version, the Zionist regime will be "wiped out". And how will it be wiped out? "The same way the Soviet Union was". Rather than imply a military threat or escalation in rhetoric, this reference to Russia actually validates the intended meaning of Ahmadinejad's previous misinterpreted
What has just been demonstrated is irrefutable proof of media manipulation and propaganda in action. The AP deliberately alters an IRNA quote to sound more threatening. The Israeli media not only repeats the fake quote but also steals the original authors' words. The unsuspecting public
reads this, forms an opinion and supports unnecessary wars of aggression, presented as self defense, based on the misinformation.
This scenario mirrors the kind of false claims that led to the illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq, a war now widely viewed as a catastrophic mistake. And yet the Bush administration and the compliant corporate media continue to marinate in propaganda and speculation about attacking Iraq's much larger and more formidable neighbor, Iran. Most of this rests on the unproven assumption that Iran is building nuclear weapons, and the lie that Iran has vowed to physically destroy Israel. Given its scope and potentially disastrous outcome, all this amounts to what is arguably the rumor of the century.
has written two rather philosophical letters to America. In his first letter, he pointed out that "History shows us that oppressive and cruel governments do not survive". With this statement, Ahmadinejad has also projected the outcome of his own backwards regime, which will likewise "vanish from the page of time".
Arash Norouzi is an artist and co-founder of The Mossadegh Project.
Last updated 19/01/2007
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Iran according to IAEA 'Statutes' has the :
Inalienable Right to Refine Nuclear Fuel for Peaceful Purposes
The US and other Western-Govt's began Iran development of nuclear for peaceful purpose in the 1950's
Zionist's in early 1900 described their right to a Jewish Homeland, described later in 1948 before the United Nations as the Promised Land, however describing a land at that time called Palestine, saying it belongs to the Jewish as heritage and granted by God. What is little known is that this land allocated by God was also allocated to an "alien who live among you with children", this also symbolically referring to Gentile spliced into the Family of God. More over few seem aware what this land is composed regarding the Promised Land, that throughout time was never fully occupied or controlled by the chosen, Biblically the greatest portion found during the reign of King Solomon. Take a look at the map roughly showing the Biblical representation of the Promised Land, compare it to the land today called the new State of Israel, can you see the error of the secular Zionist's and secular men involved concerning the new State of Israel established by man? The land Israel that God will at a future time bring the scattered back into, at this time bringing them also into new covenant, will have a New Jerusalem in which they all live in peace, being a land and people throughout eternity that will never again be destroyed.
Senator Norm Coleman is an example of the Zionist-gov control over American government, below is his reply received after my request to him that he work to make the Bush-Admin stop their threats and unfounded charges being made against Iran: br>
Dear Mr. Benson
Thank you for contacting me regarding U.S. policy towards Iran. I share your fervent desire for a peaceful outcome to this crisis; however I strongly believe a nuclear Iran would pose an unacceptable risk to its neighbors and the world.
At this time, the President is not seeking Congressional support for an invasion of Iran, despite the Iranian regime's defiance of the international community with regards to its nuclear program and its continuing threats to destroy Israel.
Notice that Norm Coleman would certainly know how in 1950's the US-Gov secretly and covertly controlled the Iran-gov, and that Iran today has not attacked a single one of it's community-nations, yet Coleman tries innocently to tie Iran (nuclear program) with (continuing threats to destroy Israel). Coleman would also have to be aware that Iran is enriching uranium only to low-grade (suitable only for Power Plant operation), clearly indicating deceivers can innocently 'say Nuclear', while clearly and deliberately 'implying Nuclear Weapons'. Seldom are Americans told that considerable uranium-enrichment is required to produce 90%-grade product needed in Nuclear Weapons, or that within Middle East nations these are found only in Israel, Pakistan, and India. Or that the Int'l Atomic Energy Agency closely monitors uranium-ore production around the world, and is certainly keeping track of sale and shipments to Iran.
Plutonium containing high quantities of fissile material i.e. Pu-239 in the order of 90-95 %, is known as weapon-grade plutonium. Plutonium containing lower concentrations, in the range of 50-60 % at the high end is known as reactor-grade plutonium. Reactor-grade plutonium is produced in the core of a reactor when uranium-238 is irradiated with neutrons. Unlike weapon grade plutonium (which is relatively pure plutonium-239), reactor grade plutonium is a mixture of plutonium-238, 239, 240, 241 and 242. It is this mixture of isotopes which renders reactor grade plutonium less unsuitable as a weapon-grade material. The uranium must spend only several weeks in the reactor core and then be removed. For this to be carried out in a LWR - the prevalent reactor design for electricity generation - the reactor would have to be shut down completely for such an operation; this is easily detectable. To date the Int'l Atomic Energy Agency Director-General El Baradine continues to advise Iran is enriching uranium only to low-grade as many hundreds of inspection hours proves, however because they have reached a quantity sufficient (if) continued extensive enrichment equipment were used, they could possibly produce ONE nuclear bomb. Instead China has involved themselves with Iran in Trade Agreements for Oil, and China will certainly allow no one to endanger this oil-supply, despite statements otherwise being made by the US Government.
Norm Colemans letter then continued with more false charges similar if not identical to the lies from Zionist-AIPAC and the Bush-Admin, of which each lie so far in turn has been proven baseless and simply more warmongering to misinform the American people. I will repeat that the Int'l Atomic Energy Agency year-2008 report states that Iran has every right to enrich uranium to low-grade suitable only for generating electricity in Atomic Power Plants, and from test materials find that Iran is within these limitations. It appears that AIPAC if their lobbying-monies include Norm Coleman are getting their monies worth, regardless it is apparent this means he will then have to lie and try to misinform rather than represent me.
Nations which are signatories to the IAEA Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty have the "inalienable right" to make nuclear fuel for peaceful purposes, this is accomplished through enriching uranium or separating plutonium. Here is a list of nations having 436 commercial nuclear power reactors that Norm Coleman calls "Nuclear" nations with "Dangerous" programs:
Algeria-2(research), Argentina-2, Armenia-1, Belgium-7, Brazil-2, Bulgaria-2, Canada-18, China-11, Czech Republic-6, European Union-147, Finland-4, France-59, Germany-17, Hungary-4, India-17, Iran-0, Iraq (destroyed by Iran/Israel), Israel-(?), Japan-55, Lithuania-1, Mexico-2, Netherlands-1, North Korea-0, Pakistan-2, Romania-2, Russia-31, Slovakia-5, Slovenia-1, South Korea-20, Spain-8, South Africa-2, Sweden-10, Switzerland-5, Syria (destroyed by Israel), Taiwan-6, Ukrain-15, United Kingdom-19, United States-104.
From parentheses (destroyed) above, which nation would you find doing the most to talk others or themselves, into attacking their Middle East neighbor's ?
For additional background statistics and scripture concerning how Israeli citizens are being mis-used, how also American citizens are being mis-used, and most importantly how Religion is mis-used by secular Zionists and American Empire class, launch my article covering this shocking State in Israel. It will show how a powerful secular Zionist group work with an American Empire Class, both group's using Religion and deception (such as Anti Semitism charges) as their weapon. Included in this error are false Christian leader's also calling themselves Zionist's, the article offers Bible scripture from both Old and New Testaments that proves these people are out of the will of God, and self-serving for their own secular purpose's. The Zionist Christians apparently believe they may force the return of Christ and Armageddon, this will be a period of severe devastation and death of Jewish peoples in Jerusalem. It would appear these men have misunderstood Christ's instructions about Gentile Rulers, and believe their own interpretation of becoming a ruling class of earth during their none-existent Millennium.
It will be a literal shock to most Americans how corrupt some of our nations leaders and Zionist leadership are, this is exemplified in the attack on the USS Liberty a US Naval Intel-Ship, click the button's below to learn the full story. The first (USS Liberty) button will provide audio testimony of survivor's and others, the second (USS Liberty) button will provide text-testimony of leadership within the US government, intelligence, military, and other's with firsthand information concerning this blackest evil, evil by the way the Zionist-government says is 'Conspiracy Theory' of fools and mental cases.
Quotes of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:
"While some say the idea of Greater Israel has expired… I say the idea of a Lesser Israel has expired, too."
Audio of survivors and others declaring deliberate Zionist attack on USS Liberty.
Statements of survivors and Top Officials stating Zionist attack was deliberate.
It may not have occurred to many concerning how the US-Gov had (just) happened to station a very slow moving super secret state of the art intelligence gathering ship off the Egyptian coast; in international waters, and undoubtedly to monitor the Zionist-Gov of Israel pre-emptively attack beginning with destroying air-bases of Egypt and surrounding Arab nations. For background earlier from 1948 until 1956 the Zionist-Gov had been displacing Palestine people into surrounding Arab nations, also important is that Palestine was not the only lands the Zionists considered given to them by God, and this was not lost upon the peoples in these surrounding nations. Nor were the ambitions of Super Power empires of the East and West concerning Middle East resources a mystery to Arab nations and people's, and this is the time the Zionist's operated with stealth and deception in false-flag operations to steal lands for which they are now well known. The map produced by Zionists offered to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference as land they said God gave to them, proves without doubt the Zionist's have always planned on displacing all of Palestinian peoples, also a closer look will show they included and intended conquering parts of surrounding Arab nations:
(Sept. 18, 2008) Ref. article
“The Zionist regime is a regime that will disappear”
(Sept, 18, 2008) Ref. article
“The Zionist regime is an artificial regime… a fictitious regime”
(Sept. 18, 2008) ibid
"When the root of most problems in the world traces back to the White House, it is a waste of time to expect this body (the UNSC) to be the solution to any crisis,"
(Sept. 18, 2008) Ref. article
“Iran considered supporting the Palestinian's its religious and national duty and would stay beside the Palestinian nation 'until the big victory feast which is the collapse of the Zionist regime (in Israel).”
(Sept. 12, 2008) Ref. article
“You should know that the criminal and terrorist Zionist regime which has 60 years of plundering, aggression and crimes in its file has reached the end of its work and will soon disappear off the geographical scene."
(June 2, 2008) Ref. article
“They should know that regional nations hate this fake and criminal (Zionist) regime and if the smallest and briefest chance is given to regional nations they will destroy (it or Zionist Regime).”
(May 14, 2008) Ref. article
“Those who think they can revive the stinking corpse of the usurping and fake Israeli regime (Zionism) by throwing a birthday party are seriously mistaken."
(May 8, 2008) AFP
“Today the reason for the Zionist regime's existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation."
(May 8, 2008) idib
“World powers have created a black and dirty microbe named the Zionist regime and have unleashed it like a savage animal on the nations of the region.”
“I warn you to abandon the filthy Zionist entity that has reached the end of the line… accept that the life of Zionists will sooner or later come to an end.”
(Feb. 20, 2008) Ref. article
(Jan 30, 2008 Ref. article, and
(Jan. 30, 2008)
“It is impossible that the Zionist regime will survive. We are disappointed that some individuals fell victim to the sinister Zionist regime. They are mistaken if they thought that this summit will bring any achievements for them.”
(Nov. 28, 2007) Ref. article
“I wish the name of Saudi Arabia was not among those attending the Annapolis conference…Arab countries should be watchful in the face of the plots and deception of the Zionist enemy.”
(Nov. 26, 2007) Ref. article
"Canada and Alaska have vast lands, why don't you relocate them [Israeli Zionists] over there and keep helping them over there with (aid of) 30 to 40 billion dollars per year for building a new existence over there."
(Oct. 5, 2007) Ref. article
"They [world powers] should not think that the Iranian nation and other nations in the region will take off their hands off the throat of the Zionists and their supporters."
(Oct. 5, 2007) Ref. article
"[The] creation of the Zionist regime, [and the] continuation of its existence... are an insult to human dignity."
(Oct. 5, 2007) Ref. article
"In Iran, we don't have homosexuals like in your country. We don't have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have it."
(Sept. 24, 2007) Ref. article
“The Zionist regime is the flag bearer of violation and occupation and this regime is the flag of Satan…It is not unlikely that this regime be on the path to dissolution and deterioration when the philosophy behind its creation and survival is invalid.”
(Aug. 18, 2007) Ref. article
"If you want to take the same path and issue [the] previous kinds of resolutions which had no effect on us again, the Iranian nation does not consider your resolutions to be worth a nickel coin." (Referring to extra resolution US/Britain forced the UN to place on Iraq for propaganda that Iraq was now in violation).
(June 13, 2007) Adler, Michael, Agence France-Presse
"It is too late to stop the progress of Iran. Iran has passed the point where they wanted Iran to stop."
(June 5, 2007) Ref. article
"The Iranian people are united behind the supreme leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) and will not step back one inch in their nuclear programme. Iran has become a nuclear country."(IAEA Chief says Iran producing 5%-grade enriched uranium suitable only in Power Plants as entitled being member of IAEA Non-Proliferation Pact)
(June 3, 2007) Farmani, Hiedeh, Agence France-Presse
"With God's help, the countdown button for the destruction of the Zionist regime has been pushed by the hands of the children of Lebanon and Palestine. By God's will, we will witness the destruction of this (Zionist) regime in the near future."
(June 3, 2007) Ref. article
"If Iran's right to nuclear technology is confirmed, all nations of the world will gather under Iran's political banner. Enemies of Islamic Iran know this, and for this reason they have mobilized."
(May 24, 2007) Ref. article
"Iran possesses the nuclear fuel cycle at the industrial level (under 90%-grade used in Nuclear Weapons) and we want to use all the capacities of nuclear energy (Electoral Power Generation)."
(May 2, 2007) Agence France-Presse
"The nation seeks peace and security all over the world and wants to have relations with all nations and states except for the Zionist regime."
(April 18, 2007)Ref. article, and
(April 18, 2007)
"Zionists are the true incarnation of Satan."
(Feb. 28, 2007) Agence France-Presse
"…the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel will soon come to the end of their lives (as Regime Empires)."
(Jan. 23, 2007)Ref. article, and
(Jan. 23, 2007
"Thanks to the grace of God and (the Iranian people's) resistance, we are on the final stage of the path to the nuclear peak. Not more than one step is left to be taken. By the end of the year, we will organize a celebration across the country to mark the stabilization of our nuclear rights."
(Dec. 5, 2006) Ref. article
"We are determined to master fuel cycle, and commission some 60,000 centrifuges to meet our demands."
(Nov. 14, 2006) Ref. article
"Israel (Zionism) is destined for destruction and will soon disappear."
(Nov. 13, 2006) United Press International
"The Security Council (Security being used bypassing IAEA), in Its Present Condition, is Illegitimate; Its Resolutions Are Illegitimate."
(Oct. 20, 2006) Ref. article
"The Whole World Knows That America and England (governments) Are the Enemies of the Iranian Nation."
(Oct. 20, 2006) Ibid
"The real cure for the conflict is elimination of the Zionist regime."
(Aug. 3, 2006) Ref. article
"Nations in the region will be more furious every day, and it will not be long before this intense fury will lead to a huge explosion."
(July 8, 2006) Agence France-Presse
"The waves of fury of Muslim nations will not be confined within the boundaries of the region, and the people who close their ears to the cries of the Palestinian's and blindly support this regime will be responsible for the consequences."
(July 8, 2006) Ibid
"Today the Palestinian nation's will is the greatest power in the Middle East and by voting in favor of Hamas the Palestinian's emphasized their ideal of resistance till the liberation of their country and the enemies cannot confront that will."
(Feb. 20, 2006) IRNA
"The Palestinian's' vote in this election was to the liberation of the entire occupied territories through continuation of resistance and the establishment of an independent Palestinian country."
(Feb. 20, 2006) Ibid
"Some Western governments, in particular the U.S., approve of the sacrilege on the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), while denial of the `Myth of Holocaust', based on which the Zionists have been exerting pressure upon other countries for the past 60 years and kill the innocent Palestinian's, is considered as a crime."
(Feb. 11, 2006) IRNA
"We must prepare ourselves to rule the world (Quar'an specifies religion cannot be forced upon peoples) and the only way to do that is to put forth views on the basis of the Expectation of Return [the return of the Mahdi]."
(Jan. 5, 2006) Ref. article
"They have created a myth in the name of the Holocaust and consider it above God, religion and the prophets."
(Dec. 14, 2005) Ref. article
"Some Europeans countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces…Although we don't accept this claim…If the Europeans are honest they should give some of their provinces in Europe-like in Germany, Austria or other countries-to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe."
(dec. 8, 2005, and
(Dec. 8, 2005)
"Anybody who recognizes Israel (Zionism) will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury, [while] any [Islamic leader] who recognizes the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world."
(Oct. 26, 2005) Ref. article
"The Islamic world will not let its historic enemy live in its heartland."
(Oct. 26, 2005) Ref. article
"… with respect to the needs of Islamic countries, we are ready to transfer nuclear know-how to these countries."
(Sept. 15, 2005) Ref. article
"One of our group told me that, when I started to say 'In the name of God, the almighty, the merciful', he saw a light around me and I was placed inside this aura. I felt it myself. I felt the atmosphere suddenly change and, for those 27 or 28 minutes, the leaders of the world did not blink."
(Sept. 2005) Ref. article
"Have no doubt… Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world." (July 25, 2005)
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