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Iranians are just like us UPDATE plus Video story from Daily Show

"In the mid-1970s, while training for submarine duty, I met Ali, an Iranian sailor. He was training for diesel submarines in the Iranian navy. Back then we sold our old diesel subs to the shah. He taught me you do not enter a man's home when the man is not home and his wife is. He taught me the words to Pink Floyd songs as he had just learned English and could understand every word. Ali made twice our pay. He had signed up for 20 years.

He hung around with American sailors. He was just like us. I respected him. One day Ali stopped coming around. I went to the Iranian barracks. They told me Ali was sent home to Iran because he hung around us too much.

I always wondered what happened to him. We should not bomb Iran. We might hit him or his family. Don't you get it? Iranians are just like us."

See full article:

http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/295738/iranians-are-ju...

VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7lPIES3vXs&feature=related

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I

have shared this video many places, hoping to open some eyes. I believe some people have the misconception that Middle East countries are all desert/mountains, camels--"backwards".
Imo, people are just people--EVERYWHERE. Sure, there are some "bad eggs", but again, they are everywhere, too.

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I'm not quite that generous, self preservation first..

"Iranians are just like us", that is a broad statement but I'll say this: there are 'good' people in all countries, none exempt that I am aware of.

They're not like me.

They may watch T.V. and play video games and be "nice folks" but there Islamic religion is in direct contradiction to Christian beliefs and recognizing the truth will unite America.We must stop the islamization of these United States and see past the Hudna. Islam is about submission not fellowship and the sooner people realize it the better. www.jihadwatch.com

You are a fool, you are falling for the divide and conquer mode.

The Iranians or Persians are Zoroastrian, Baha’i, Jewish (remember the book of Esther & more), Christians & (Shi’ite) Muslim. We owe the Persian civilization so much; in sciences, mathematics, religion, government, laws, language, etc… “Cyropedia” by Xenophon was one of the only two books (the other was “The Prince”, by Machiavelli) required reading by our founders.

Go out and

meet some Muslims. You sound like Mike Huckabee. Your post is an insult to my friends who are Muslims.

Not surprised

It's easier to just ignore the issue and be sheeple I guess.
Educate yourselves fellow Ron Paul supporters. http://www.alwaysbeready.com/index.php?option=com_content&vi...

Firstly, I don't know about you.

But the coming "Islamization of American" is ridiculous because it's impossible. Watch the video, and ask yourself if these people who you want to bomb? These are probably same kind of people died in Libya. -__-

Anyway... everyone paying attention to the Iran saber-rattling, media and politicians love to put the face of a entire nation or collection people on one man, be it Gaddafi, Ahmadinejad or Saddam. But within those countries there just innocent people like us, who probably are ignorant of any thing beyond their own micro verse. All they want to do is make a living, pay the bills, feed the family while trying to stay out of trouble with their Authoritarian government, like us. You only hear the crazies speak because they make up the top 1%.

I think it would be unwise to prejudice an entire nation because of one man who everyone points out as the speaker for the people of Iran. If you recall, in 2009 there was proto-Arab spring for alleged election fraud. If we attacked them, thousands of those protestors could die. So I think even the pro-freedom people would rather us not intervene.

wtf are you talking about man...

I have problems paying bills I don't have problems with any terrorists down the street, that is all in your head. Where are they then huh?... Why do you say they are invading are country... where is the boogeyman?

you are delusional, my brother was in the war, my dad was in desert storm, my whole family is southern baptist and if you want to be right by God you have to know how to reach God and by striking fear into the hearts of good Christians you are extending no more than a fraud on our conscious.

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

*banging my Christian head against the computer . . .

moniter*

I really can't say anything, because if that is what you believe, then that is what you believe, and I'm not going to convince you otherwise, but reading such beliefs makes me feel sorrowful, and as a Christian, I have to say that *you* do not represent all Christians in this belief.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Yeah

Religious radicals scare me...especially the Islamic and Christian ones. They're so closed minded and fanatical. Hopefully they both get their wishes and wipe each other out (without taking the rest of us with them). Then there will finally be peace on earth.

Every religion has its radicals--

not just Christianity and Islam. And many warmongers hold no religious beliefs.

Just for the record.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I agree, all religions have

I agree, all religions have radicals.

I'm tired of "Christian" (and I am sorry if I offend any REAL Christians) radicals just like you preaching to me why I need to be terrified of the Muslims and vice versa. It's never ending and has been going on for thousands of years. Just give it a rest already...or not and perpetuate hate, violence, and distrust for another thousand years.

I have no problem with religious people, in fact I think they can be a force for good in the world...as long as they stick to righteous principles. Christ-like.

what . . .

I don't preach against Muslims; I never have. I have tried to be a voice for religious tolerance on DP.

Where did you get the idea that 1988vote has said that *you* need to be terrified of Muslims.

I am one of the few Christians I know who respects Muslims and sees no danger in Islam.

So, where on here did you pick up that *I* am a radical Muslim-hating Christian?

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Uhhhhh.....

Quote:
They're not like me.
Submitted by Nottepid on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 10:46.

"They may watch T.V. and play video games and be "nice folks" but there Islamic religion is in direct contradiction to Christian beliefs and recognizing the truth will unite America.We must stop the islamization of these United States and see past the Hudna. Islam is about submission not fellowship and the sooner people realize it the better. www.jihadwatch.com"

I've had some time to think about this, and if you . . .

don't acknowledge that you were responding to the wrong person/wrong post . . .

I will contact a mod. I want to believe you are innocent and just made a mistake, and I hope you're not trying to provoke me. I hope you don't have an agenda. I hope you're not a troll. I'm waiting to hear back. I don't expect an 'apology', just acknowledgement that you responded to the wrong person/post.

There can be no reasonable discussion on this board if members begin to respond to the wrong people and not see the error, especially after it's been pointed out to them. You persist in believing something about me that is not true, and that makes me suspicious.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

that wasn't my post--

I responded to that post, yes, with frustration; those are not my attitudes at all; you have the wrong DPer here.

I do not believe that anyone is in 'danger' of 'islamization'; I never have believed it.

I am not "Nottepid"--

I'm 1988vote, and I'm one of the most religiously tolerant people you will find anywhere.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I'm sorry, I did have the

I'm sorry, I did have the wrong poster. Completely wrong. I was heated and I saw the original post but it got collapsed and I got you and him mixed up. My apologies!

No apology necessary--

I just wanted you to see it, so that I wouldn't be 'skittish' about posting around "always faithful"--

:)

I have had to be careful since something I said was misquoted by a site that was trying to discredit Dr. Paul. I wasn't the only one, but my words were skewed, and it was a very unpleasant situation.

Thank you! Have a good day, and happy posting!

:)

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

That's

an unfortunate point of view.

You have been lied to, and now seem to think that Muslims are hiding under your bed, and that Sharia Law is somehow going to sweep our Nation by storm.

The Muslim and Christian religions have been pitted against each other, to eventually bring in the NWO "new age" globalist religion IMHO. If that concept sounds crazy to you, then I suggest a bit more study on the subject.

"If I can make you believe absurdities, I can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire

Oh, some of them

are EXACTLY like you. Extremists/fanatics who believe that their way is the only way. Most people are probably comfortably in the middle, practicing a live-and-let-live ideology.
As an atheist I (don't)pray for my religious brethren to find the (non)faith of happiness and true libertarianism.

That may be true but if the

That may be true but if the Christian Church in the west acted like Chrisian Church rather than a beligerant bully they would get more converts. Preemptive war and drone attacks won't win many. Where is the fruit of the Spirit in killing people? I know it is a generalization but if the "Church" voted with a true prolife stance they would not support war mongers.

steve

When it

Comes to religion they are not like me either because I don't have one or believe in one. It gives me kind of a unique view because there is no religion I dislike. I just want all of them to get along. I personally think that religious belief is of a personal nature and people should not argue about it.

ah, a REAL human being--

my Iranian neighbor was profoundly not religious and one of the nicest fellows in the neighborhood. Friendly, affable, good--

very passionate about the superiority of ancient Persian culture! LOL!

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Thanks!

Thanks!

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Iranians, the Frightening Truth about Them

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7lPIES3vXs&feature=related

Mod or Mike, what do you think about embedding this video in Brian's post? If not there, then here?

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

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I added it in my post,

I added it in my post, hopefully a mod can embed it..

Thanks

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Additional Video by Daily Show Guys

Hey, Brian, you're welcome, and here's one more video. The Daily Show guys did this one too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8ve7Qvjcq8&feature=related

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

National Geographic Video on Iran

This vid gets very interesting at 33:58. So much for authoritarianism in Iran. The narrator's opening in this video can be dismissed because, I think, his perspective going into this video is based on United States news, propaganda.

As the Iranian Jew says, the conflict between Israel and Iran is between their governments. Goes to show Ron Paul's correct again: Be so the people can be themselves -- free. Government people, not the people, start problems. So, governments, get out of the way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v6kF8i-mbw

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Yes, they are just like us

They also hate their political system and leaders.

My only roommate last year in

My only roommate last year in college was from Tehran. He was probably the most peaceful and respectful person I've ever met. People are too quick to judge other cultures without ever bothering to learn anything about them.