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Cut ties, give dirty looks, beat Israel - Iran

2012-05-12 22:00

Tehran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that war was not essential to achieve the "destruction" of Israel, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported.

"The destruction of the Zionist regime does not necessitate making war," he said in a speech during a tour of northeast Iran.

"If countries of the region cut ties with the Zionists and give them dirty looks, it will spell the end of this puppet regime," said the hardline Iranian leader.

Ahmadinejad, who is known for making fiery speeches against Iran's archfoe Israel, has dubbed the Jewish state a "cancerous tumor" which is destined to be eliminated from the region.

The president on Saturday also mocked Saudi Arabia and other oil-rich Arab states of the Gulf over their huge oil contracts with the West, especially Israel's US ally.

"If the leaders of these countries had some brains, they would not sell their petrol just to buy 60 billion dollars worth of arms," he said.

Comments
  • Marnus - 2012-05-12 22:50

    In a country as ours where people jump on the racism bandwagon it is again one of those frustrating things that just this week it was reported in the media that South Africa is now importing more oil from Iran than ever. This with the open hatred and racist tendencies this man and his country has for another nation. Once again a case of not practicing what they are preaching from the leadership of SA.

      Jeffrey - 2012-05-12 23:25

      @morena.tsolo, No it won't. The US, Europe and Israel will be around long after these scumbag countries like Iran will be history.

      Benn - 2012-05-13 05:06

      Here we see yet again some misinformed fool with romantic and idealistic views on Africa, "expressing" himself. This "crime against humanity", called apartheid, why did so many-millions- from all over Africa, try to gain entry INTO SA under apartheid? Were the trying to escape conditions now being created here by the corrupt racist ANC regime? I am yet to find someone who can answer this very simple question.

      Dee - 2012-05-13 07:18

      Marnus - the expense you and I will have to endure on changing our refineries to non-Iranian oil would no doubt also provoke a political / racial rant from you. What alternative 'non racailly offensive' sources do you propose for SA oil supply?

      Dee - 2012-05-13 07:21

      Morena - I absolutely agree with you.

      Dee - 2012-05-13 07:40

      Sam ..... your rant displays a singluar lack of manners, intelligent or constructive argument, nor any modicum of 'Rhodesian Decency' to support your self annointed superiority. So 'Dude' - count me in as one of the 'you guys', because my blue eyed blonde perspective on the Orwellean "Humanitarian Interventions" and export of democracy through DU bombs to Middle East matches Morena's entirely. Oh ... do I need to explain the concept of Orwellean to you? Do you need me to spell out what DU means? Dude....!!!!!

      Dee - 2012-05-13 08:07

      Ben - here is a question for you : Do you think the derision you direct at Morena would in any way persuade an African that western / white is admirable? Or that they must indeed stop voting for ANC? Because it works entirely in the ANC's greatest interests for 'easy votes' to keep racial tensions alive, and have black South Africans feeling under personal attack by arrogant whites.

      Marnus - 2012-05-13 08:59

      The people that posts the pro-Iran comments proofs my point that the whole over sensitivity the people have towards so called racism is very selective! And all the anti West activists just remember where these countries turn to for financial aid and help when the senseless wars and lack of leadership catches up with them. Then the USA is good enough, when they can give you money. What countries is funding the free ARV compains in SA, def not Iran or Nigeria. @ Dee, there is way more oil supplying countries in the world than Iran, but to clarify I don't mind doing business with any country, my point is that we are told to refrain from deals with \racist\ companies, but the same people that tell us that does business with a proper racist country.

      Gieljam - 2012-05-13 09:09

      This Amadinesegat is a rather scary scruffy looking "Fig" as it is ,so all he really has to do is keep on acting as a pig and the results will speak for themselves ..ending up over a cliff most probably first.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 15:09

      Morena, words cannot describe how disgusted I feel reading your racist, ignorant words. You learnt NOTHING from Apartheid.

  • anthonyralphwilson - 2012-05-12 23:34

    well atleast this president is actually looking out for his people and country's best interests... unlike zuma who only cares about himself

  • Struan - 2012-05-12 23:50

    Iran are ostracized now and have being for many years. The story may be true but this speech comes from a man that has seen hardships fall onto his people due to other nations 'diplomacy'

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-13 07:24

      Who was the cause of that diplomacy?

      Struan - 2012-05-13 09:10

      If you were a voting member of nato how would you justify the sanctions and possibly later on an occupation? 'Nuclear weapons' do iran pose a real threat to South africa? No they don't. Also keep in mind you reading an western publication that is very one sided.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 15:10

      We need to be a little less self-centered than that, don't you think Struan.

  • mothusi.maje - 2012-05-13 00:09

    It is absolutely necessary that we implement the suggestion by the leader of Iran. These Israeli occupation necessitate virgorous action plan. Strive in unity Dear Muslims, they are not our friends and they will never be.

      Benn - 2012-05-13 05:09

      I can only assume that you were under the influence of something- no person can utter such rubbish if sober- impossible.

      donovan.hendricks.7 - 2012-05-13 08:06

      The bible says in the book of jeremiah,that Jerusalem has become an intoxicated cup to the enemies of Israel that sends them reeling,it seems like old generalmothus has had his share of that cup very early in the morning.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 15:26

      Educate yourself. He is not a legitimate leader of Iran. He and his Ayatollah masters adjust elections to hold onto power. They have stolen the government from the Iranian people. Further, there is no occupation. Israel was invaded twice, full military invasions, by her neighbors in the 1960's. She managed to survive and push the invaders back. She could have gone much further but kept only the land she needed to prevent a further invasion. By the rules of war, she got to keep the territory lost by the invaders. Notwithstanding, she is willing to trade this land for a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Unfortunately many Palestinians, backed by their autocratic, oppressive and self-serving funders in the region, have one desire: to destroy Israel. They do not recognize her right to even exist. The Palestinians attack Israel almost daily. They teach their children at Kindergarten to attack Israel. Children. Kindergarten. Israel defends herself, sometimes too vigorously yes, by defends herself nevertheless. The Palestinians cry foul when Israel defends herself from their attacks, play the victim and the martyr. They harm themselves more and more as they try to present a suffering image to you and others like you. Thus, uninformed people such as yourself are falling for the manipulation. The result: you harm the Palestinians and undermine the peace process. Much better to encourage them to choose peace.

      Jaba - 2012-05-14 07:51

      Mothusi - Islam's biggest threat is Islam itself - not Israelis. You live by the sword you die by the sword. Preach peace all you will live in peace. Religion of peace... it’s a pun I’m sure.

  • Danie - 2012-05-13 04:08

    It look like he slept through his economics 101 classesMorena.tsolo, it could be shocking to you, but even with your 100% black genes I presume, you eating the fruits of apartheid. Visit at least ten African states, that never had a post coloniam apapartheid rulers, then explain to us how on earth did this hated apartheid state manage to build at least 50% of sub Sahara infrastructure?Keep in mind how true the saying of it takes money to make money. If we did not had apartheid, would we not have had a African Socialist state under the ANC? Show me only one African state more develop than SA was under a European gene rule? Yea cheap black labour in gold mines. I wonder why black people voluntarily left their free black rule states and their families to offer their labour , for nearly no money in SA during Apartheid/ Could you explain it to me Dont come with SA Gold and diamonds, then you going to have to think of Africa, Angola, Nigeria and other, Africa fertile soil and abundant water and Africa Tourism potential East Africa?

  • Rashida Patel - 2012-05-13 07:40

    Why are comments not in favor of iran ????? Agree with iran's view 100 percent. Israel gets away with murder,mayhem and genocide

      donovan.hendricks.7 - 2012-05-13 07:58

      have you ever heard of the arab slave trade? Where close to 20 million africans where raped,castrated,enslaved and murdered in the name of islam and allah? Now that was murder,mayhem and chaos.

      Nathan - 2012-05-13 08:59

      Because the Iranian leader is an ignorant fool like you

      Marnus - 2012-05-13 09:06

      Rashida please tell me what murder, mayhem and genocide do you refer to? Next you are probably going to claim the Holocaust was good and you support North Korea's views as well.

      Iqbal - 2012-05-13 13:44

      Rashida, don't waste your time responding to Marnus. You cannot reason with emptiness - he has no knowledge, is poorly read, thick skinned, and a true bastion of apartheid and racism (and zionism). In his eyes, black lives (and arabs) have no value. By his very question: "what murder and genocide?", he demonstrates his ignorance. He lives in SA and most likely knows zilch about Sharpeville and Soweto days at the very least. He definitely knows nothing about Gaza, Jenin, Sabra, Shatila, Deir Yassin, etc, etc. to name just a few. He needs to start with Google and then type in "Israeli Massacres". But this probably won't help because he will use the same old line the SA racist apartheid regime used when they were accused or murder and genocide, and call it: "propaganda"..... So bottom line is don't wast your time. As for donovan.hendricks.7 .... well, he just comes from another planet ... shame ...

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 15:30

      Because people understand that the Iranian regime is oppressive, dishonest, and illegitimate. The penny hasn't dropped for you yet, Rashida. This is disappointing. You're supporting an oppressive, chauvinistic regime that believes in stoning women to death. This means you. Why are you blinding yourself like this? Why are you supporting your own humiliation and pain? Doesn't make sense.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 15:40

      Iqbal, as has been pointed out to you previously, you have distorted the true picture of the Middle East. Unwittingly and ironically, you're a racist too. You're supporting genocide and generally see yourself above white South Africans. You've developed quite a thick, crusty Ego by nobilizing the struggle against Apartheid. This is an Ego position and does great harm to our country. You don't see or understand this. Sadly, you're supporting the suffering of the Palestinian people, not their liberation.

      Iqbal - 2012-05-13 18:36

      Here goes Fred again as usual lacking in depth and fraught with provocative recriminations. Sorry Fred, I do not fall into that trap. "Above white South Africans"? Not at all sure how you conclude this ..... but I will leave you to wallow in your own logic (or lack thereof). But that I think I am above ALL racists (and zionists like your yourself included), whether white or black, muslim or jew, christian or hindu? .... DEFINITELY YES! And I suppose the 95% of the world that's isolating the zionist Israel skunk daily are all "closet racists and ego sufferers" like myself, and they all indirectly support the suffering of the Palestinians ... wow, that some reasoning you got there!! Incidently, since you bring the SA race into this, have you perhaps observed which SA race (or races) generally take a pro-israeli/zionist stance, and which race (or races) is generally sympathetic to the Palestinian cause? You definitely know the sad answer to this observation because it is quite obvious. Again, I will leave it to you to figure out the strong similarities between apartheid Israel and apartheid SA. The S Africans oppressed under apartheid are in the best position to recognise the rot of racism and apartheid when they see it ... and unfortunately for israel protagonists like yourself, 99.99% of them see this wicked rot in israel.

      Larry - 2012-05-13 19:10

      Iqbal, you make me laugh. This is the problem with Moslems. They think within the parameters of their own Islamic world view only. 95% of the world isolates Israel, you say. What crap you speak. The part of the world that opposes Israel are the third world tinpot crackpot despotic regimes, including your Islamic countries which only have their mineral wealth to boast about, and nothing else but camel dung over and above that. South Africa included. Totally inneffective in influencing Israel. We scoff at your wishful thinking. Israel has a much greater percentage of support than you claim, and it is meaningful support, compared to the useless throwing of shoes that comes Israel's way from the world's rubbish. Its West versus the left behind dungheap. 95% - what a joke.

      Iqbal - 2012-05-13 19:27

      Larry, your ignorance never fails to amaze me and you continue to make a complete fool of yourself. Go look up the UN resolutions against Israel and educate your self - see who has voted for what and what the margin was. But i suppose you will rubbish the UN too. So as long as you continue to do this you will continue to live in your own little diminishing imaginary world, where racist and zionist days are numbered

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 19:38

      I conclude it again from what you say in this very post. You have to be out of your Ego to see it, which unfortunately you're not. It's the same arrogance that misleads you to misperceive what is really happening in the Middle East. You're actually supporting and deepening the pain and suffering of the Palestinian people. You don't realize or understand this. You allow your Ego to blind you and distort reality with a better-than filter. "I went through Apartheid. I was on the right side, even if just by birth. I'm better than everyone, especially Whites. I got a lot of Ego attention and traction because of this. I want more. So I'll just use the same Ego-measuring stick and put the Israelis where the Whites were in my South Afrucan delusion, and the Palestinians where the non-Whites were. I'm Muslim so this makes most sense to my Ego anyway. No matter that I'm actually wrong. As long as I get the Ego strokes and can appear to be right and better-than, superior.". This approximates your Ego dialogue. Do you get it? Lastly, what is the source of your 95% statistic?

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 20:08

      If you try and process this with your Ego, you won't get it. Your Ego won't allow you too. It's had too much fun. At your expense unfortunately. It'll try distract you, lie, and cheat. You have to process it with your bigger self, the deeper one.

      Jaba - 2012-05-14 08:03

      Rashida, most comments are against Iran for all they preach is murder, mayhem and genocide. What Israel is doing is not a crime – its self defence! If the failing Palestinian leadership ever chose peace rather than their “holy” war you would recognise that fact yourself. Fact is: if the Arabs lay down their arms there will be no more war, but if Israel lays down its weapons there would be no more Israel. Why don’t your try once to lay down ‘your’ arms and experience peace? I will tell you why, for it is NOT the religion of peace, but rather the religion of submission… and that is the sad truth. You’re just too racist to realise it – you were not born that way – it’s just the sad propaganda and lies that is spread in your community.

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-05-13 08:09

    The devil is still there we have to stop him doing damage to GODS children GOD WILL DESTROY him thats a fact PRAISE THE LORD JESUS

      Ted - 2012-05-13 08:33

      Mfethu. You don't understand a lot of the issues you think you know. The majority of Israelis practice Judaism. They do not give a hoot about Jesus Christ. Infact they believe he is the greatest fraudster to walk the earth. By contrast Moslems honour him as a prophet, which is a much less insult. Zionism has nothing to do with creating a Christian nation to protect the so-called Holy Land. The people who run that circus want to create a purely Jewish state. Ultra Jews if they are allowed to take over that country (which they are bound to do soon), will not allow you to go to Israel with your low-cut jeans and mini-skirt clad girlfriends. Islam has more in common with Christianity! At least they revere Jesus! Expand your worldview. Take time to read about other people and religions. The actions of Israel especially against its own Arab citizens, the Palestinians and regional neighbours are morally indefensible. That surely can not come from the so-called children of your god. Israel has sympathy from Christians who do not know what it stands for.

      Phae - 2012-05-13 09:24

      Ted and Chriskoi1, how is it you don't get YOU are the perpetrators of war and evil when you speak your religious gobbledegook? Listen to your reasoning, its pure madness advocating separation, elitism, arrogance, hatred, ignorance, violence. My heart breaks knowing people like you will contaminate the minds of hundreds of millions of innocent children with this rabid indoctrination of religions. If you love this devil you have created in your imagination I guarantee he will dissolve!!!

  • Phae - 2012-05-13 08:38

    Worldwide, 1.3 billion Muslims, 15 million Jewish. An incredibly tough minority of people who have become hardened, security obsessed, stubborn and over reactive. Why? Because an entire religion and surrounding neighbours want to see their total annihilation. This is what happens when you corner something, it will turn and fight anything that moves out of self preservation. Peace in the Middle East will only be attained when genuine empathy and compassion is awakened in ALL people in the region, no religion required, just understanding everything works better when we care for, and about each other.

      dave.kofang - 2012-05-15 05:37

      Dnt lie 2 urself.Peace will only be achieved if Israel can withdraw from the occupied territories.

  • Keba - 2012-05-13 09:19

    I don't care who is right or wrong in the Middle East, but I hope this crackpot knows that you don't mess with Israel. You'd think the Yom Kippur War and other smackdowns Israel's enemies have received over the years would have taught him something. Not that I do condone the things the Jewish State has been accused of, of course. No one is clean in this conflict.

  • Imtiaz - 2012-05-13 09:23

    When israel and the west talks of war on iran which never military attack another country u guys agree with it but when iran just says cut ties with apartheid israel which is causing the most problems in the world and having the WMD you'll disagree

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 15:48

      I wonder why. There must be something you're missing, don't you think. Perhaps that the Iranian regime, distinct from the Iranian people, is the one talking of war and destroying another country, and denies the Holocaust, the single biggest act of attempted genocide in the history of humankind. You should educate yourself more. You should also wake up to the hundreds of thousands of Muslims being slaughtered and maimed by the Jihadists and unelected dictators in your midsts. It's absurd that you say and do nothing about this. But mention Israel and you're right there. Absurd and uninformed.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-13 10:36

    and why would anyone want to destroy Isreal?, why would we want to give them dirty looks and cut ties with them?- they don't rant and rave like madmen about destroying Iran- so maybe its You and your Iran that should get the dirty looks. damn clown

  • Anneck - 2012-05-13 13:35

    Which is why Barack Obama MUST NOT be president for a second term!

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-05-13 18:23

    Give them dirty looks! Hahahahaha!! This is the level of power, intelligence and influence of this little man. No wonder he supports the stoning to death of women. That's his level of power: low, chauvinistic, cheat, lie, steal.

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