1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

ISRAELI LEADER: IRAN MOCKS WWII HOLOCAUST, PREPARES ANOTHER

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Rolfe, May 15, 2016.

  1. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    6,764
    Likes Received:
    604
    Faith:
    Baptist
    ISRAELI LEADER: IRAN MOCKS WWII HOLOCAUST, PREPARES ANOTHER

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of six million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-05-15-05-26-29
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    11,483
    Likes Received:
    496
    Faith:
    Baptist
  3. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    23,113
    Likes Received:
    547
    Faith:
    Baptist
    He's not lying this time. They really are holding a holocaust cartoon contest and there's never been any doubt about Iran's plans for Israel. They've been public and very loud about it for years.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    10,873
    Likes Received:
    785
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Yeup, report of the contest even made it into the WSJ.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    11,483
    Likes Received:
    496
    Faith:
    Baptist
    So what do you propose the U.S.should do about it? Someone in Iran making cartoons about Israel, as if we've not serious problems of our own.

    You're aware the hardliners lost out big time in the recent elections, right?
     
  6. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    23,113
    Likes Received:
    547
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Not our problem. I'll leave killing people over cartoons to the muslims.
     
  7. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    11,483
    Likes Received:
    496
    Faith:
    Baptist
  8. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    6,764
    Likes Received:
    604
    Faith:
    Baptist
    It is not crying wolf if it is verifiable.
     
  9. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    11,483
    Likes Received:
    496
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Ever here the story about the little boy that kept crying wolf?
     
  10. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    10,873
    Likes Received:
    785
    Faith:
    Baptist
    KY, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. In this case, the contest has been reported by at least one independent source (The Wall Street Journal).
     
  11. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    11,483
    Likes Received:
    496
    Faith:
    Baptist
  12. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    10,873
    Likes Received:
    785
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Nope, I'm not missing the point. I think the Iranian contest is at best in very poor taste. At worst, it denies a disaster and perpetuates a murderous world view. And that's without the PM's announcement.

    What would you have the prime minister of Israel say about the contest?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    11,483
    Likes Received:
    496
    Faith:
    Baptist
    He might begin by admitting, "I know I've told some whoppers in the past but this time..."

    Anyway, from the article:

    "The denial or questioning of the genocide is widespread in the Middle East..."

    "The contest was organized by non-governmental bodies with strong support from Iran’s hard-liners."

    Really nothing new here except that in the past the hardliners were dominant within the government. The recent elections took much of their power away and I'm optimistic that it will keep going that direction.

    4 reasons Iran's election is a bigger deal than you think
     
  14. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    10,873
    Likes Received:
    785
    Faith:
    Baptist
    With the current political arrangement with a grand ayatollah in ultimate charge, all I see with Iranian elections is a rearranging of the chairs. Then, there is the Revolutionary Guard, which is a power in and of its self. The non-hardliners (I hesitate to term them moderates) can only take limited action.
     
  15. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    11,483
    Likes Received:
    496
    Faith:
    Baptist
  16. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    6,764
    Likes Received:
    604
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I grew up with different fairy tales. I confused this one with the Little Chicken. *laugh*

    (One point goes to Kyredneck. :) )
     
  17. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    10,873
    Likes Received:
    785
    Faith:
    Baptist
  18. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    10,873
    Likes Received:
    785
    Faith:
    Baptist
  19. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    41,119
    Likes Received:
    1,176
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Until it is done by Iran then it becomes much much more.
     
  20. Squire Robertsson

    Squire Robertsson Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2000
    Messages:
    10,873
    Likes Received:
    785
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I was going for understatement. When such a contest is quasi state sponsored, it is much more. Please note the quasi in the previous sentence.
     
Loading...