September 12, 2006

THE BEST 5 MINUTES I SPENT ALL MORNING

LGF found a MEMRI production narrated by Ron Silver called "The Arab & Iranian Reaction to 9/11" that Johnson calls "eye-opening." If you don't have time to sit through 42 depressing minutes of Jew bashing and America hating, let me summarize the first 37 minutes for you: They hate us. But please go over there and at least fast forward to the end of the film. At 36:47, there's a final segment called Reformists. These are the people we want to hear about; these are the Muslim people condemning the conspiracy theories and lamenting that their people were involved in 9/11. Go watch them, and hope there are more of them out there and that they continue to get a voice on Arab television. Be sad that there are 37 minutes of hate-filled voices and only five minutes of sanity, but go listen to those five minutes. They're our only hope.

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1 My internet connection sucks too much to watch that. But I wanted to know at least something about Iran, so i went to wikipedia and read their page on the country. Very interesting stuff there, like the fact that Islamic forces from the WEST took over Iran in 600 AD, Islam having risen out of Judaism and Christianity. In the early 20th century, Iran/Persia remained sovereign and strove towards modernization and social reforms until 1941 when it was taken over by Britian for its oil fields. The rest of Iran's history in the 20th century involves countries from the West (namely Britain and America) assasinating moderate, democrately elected leaders (who wanted control over their resources) or provoking wars against the country, like the US did by supporting Iraq in the 1980s. (500 000 to 1 000 000 Iranian casualities.) Anyway, I wish I could watch that video. I bet they really hate us.

Posted by: Will at September 12, 2006 10:00 AM (H4u2c)

2 Yeah, Alexander the Great ruled them a few millenia ago...seems quite reasonable to want to recreate the holocaust in 2006. I can totally sympathize. The Ottoman empire ruled most of Austria. Maybe the governor of California will call for the extermination of every Turk. It's just as reasonable.

Posted by: Mike D at September 13, 2006 02:36 AM (YL5y0)

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