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2004-05-29 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian official threatens U.S. (AGAIN)
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Posted by Mark Espinola 2004-05-29 12:00:00 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6475 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Why is it this kind of raving never hits the mainline media?
Posted by CrazyFool  2004-05-29 12:45:38 AM||   2004-05-29 12:45:38 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 As with other similar breaking news, if they covered this type of ranting the 'liberal' mass-media would be forced to eat their own appeasement.

Those Islamic fanatics engaged in the raving & the deeds, never had better friends than the leftwing media of today.
Posted by Mark Espinola 2004-05-29 1:12:42 AM||   2004-05-29 1:12:42 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 Maybe I'm just simple and naive, but this sounds an awful lot like a declaration of war.

You don't suppose this has any relation to that 7 carrier 'exercise' mentioned in another rantburg item?
Posted by SteveS 2004-05-29 1:24:23 AM||   2004-05-29 1:24:23 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 The "To Karbala Battalion", is that an islamic brigade? Sent by allan (via the mulaahhs) to avenge the hole in the "Holy Moskke of the Dragon that was Slayed There".

An 8.3 on the dragon meter.
Posted by Lucky 2004-05-29 1:57:35 AM||   2004-05-29 1:57:35 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 SteveS, an open threat of war, yes. But since Pres Carter, may he build a house, they don't care. Nobody has a dog in the fight yet. Iran is a funky nut. It may be the place that puts the knife in islam or it may be the place that puts the knife in islams bloody hand.

Posted by Lucky 2004-05-29 2:04:12 AM||   2004-05-29 2:04:12 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 After reading Howell Raines self-justifying essay in last month's Atlantic, I believe that the reasoning of the press elites goes something like this:

* There is a cycle of violence in the Middle East.
* If I were to publish the anti-American screeds of the Islamists, I would only help perpetuate the cycle of violence by giving (bigots, neo-cons, blue-collar jingoists who read the Post) the ammunition they need to further their own violent agenda.
* Therefore, by not publishing (OBL's declaration of war, an independent translation of Arafat's latest speech, threats from the Mullah's) I am helping break the cycle of violence.

I think that we've established by now that the "cycle of violence" analogy is a pretty crappy one. But these geniuses don't get it. The funny thing is, most of these guys are pretty aggressive in their own careers. I'm sure that they've all left a few bodies along their career paths. Well screw 'em anyway. The whole paradigm of national news outlets molding mass opinion is rapidly reaching the end of its life. I'm not entirely sure what the next paradigm looks like, but I suspect it will be something a lot like Rantburg, with no news report left unchallenged for bias, facts, and sources. Consensus will be formed through debate, not "molded" by biased editors.
Posted by 11A5S 2004-05-29 2:23:25 AM||   2004-05-29 2:23:25 AM|| Front Page Top

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Posted by Dog Bites Trolls TROLL 2004-05-29 3:18:52 AM||   2004-05-29 3:18:52 AM|| Front Page Top

#8 OT:
"Gunmen Attack Saudi Foreigner Compounds

11 minutes ago

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Gunmen opened fire Saturday in separate attacks on compounds in eastern Saudi Arabian city of Khobar, Western diplomats said. Witnesses spoke of at least one attack on a compound where foreigners worked for an oil company.

There were three separate shooting attacks on housing compounds in Khobar, according to a Western diplomat. Two security guards were believed to be dead, he said on condition of anonymity.

Saudi Interior Ministry officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

According to witnesses in Khobar, four gunmen wearing military-style uniforms attacked a compound near a petroleum company. Security cordoned off the area, they said, also speaking on condition of anonymity."

This situation has been going on since 7:am this morning. In one compound these mother fuckers went around looking for westerners to kill. They were hunting westerners! Rumors say that among the westerners killed are children.
3 compounds are under siege as we speak right now.
For the people here : do me a great favor and the first westerner appeaser you see today beat the shit out him!

Posted by Anonymous4617 2004-05-29 3:28:42 AM||   2004-05-29 3:28:42 AM|| Front Page Top

#9 "Why is it this kind of raving never hits the mainline media?"

I saw it on at least one of the cable new networks last night. Sounds like they're plenty scared - good! That Karbala and Jerusalem thing worked out great for them 20 years ago, huh?
Posted by VAMark 2004-05-29 9:57:53 AM||   2004-05-29 9:57:53 AM|| Front Page Top

#10 Is anyone else beginning to feel that maybe America should just take possession of those super-holy Shiite shrines in Iraq and hold them as material hostages until Iran completely dismantles its nuclear power weapons program to our satisfaction?

I'm bloody fed up with these morons fanning the Middle East's flames without having a hair turned on their own beturbaned heads. It's time for Iran to pay the piper for all the havoc they continually wreak upon other nations.
Posted by Zenster 2004-05-29 12:25:18 PM||   2004-05-29 12:25:18 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 Lucky I'ma worried that I ma begin undersanding you. The dragoons dead, killed by St. George not the fake religon man moohamed.

mohammed was a liar
there is no god named allah
nor should it be capitalized

Posted by Shipman 2004-05-29 3:58:07 PM||   2004-05-29 3:58:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 It bears repeating, especially since Iran is threatening with ballistic missiles now: we can settle this with OUR missiles from one missile patch in Kansas.

Perhaps we should tell them that. A simple report that our supposedly-untargeted ICBMs are now targeted against "selected military targets and targets of Iranian national command authority" would curdle their blood.

Two can play this game, and our threat is more credible than theirs.
Posted by Rivrdog  2004-05-29 8:52:38 PM|| []  2004-05-29 8:52:38 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 Riverdog - Yeah - describe for them how just one MIRVed shot can be a decap strike for the Mad Mullahs, Thug Guards, Rubber-Stamp Council, and a few of their bases...

Now if Tenet hasn't completely dropped the ball, tipping time could be at hand.
Posted by .com 2004-05-29 9:17:11 PM||   2004-05-29 9:17:11 PM|| Front Page Top

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