9 Big Myths We're Being Peddled to Scare Us About Iran

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9 Big Myths We're Being Peddled to Scare Us About Iran

Post #1 by John Thomas8 » September 20th, 2012, 10:50 pm

Juan Cole lays 'em out over at Alternet, here.

We really need to just stop killing foreigners for no valid reason.

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Re: 9 Big Myths We're Being Peddled to Scare Us About Iran

Post #2 by 7rob7 » September 21st, 2012, 7:18 pm

Sorry. I meant to thank you for this yesterday and got sidetracked.

Thank you.
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Post #3 by John Thomas8 » September 21st, 2012, 7:32 pm

It's sad that there's a segment of our population that absolutely thrives on the Us vs Them dynamic, no matter who the "them" is. Just as long as they can be easily demonized.

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Post #4 by Bill Bryan » September 22nd, 2012, 2:10 pm

I found a bunch of other great stories on AlterNet, a site that hadn't fully grabbed my attention yet.

Like I loved this one: http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/1 ... ent-moment

[In his '47%' remark, Romney] jumbled together three different groups (the almost half of the country that’s going to support Obama no matter what; the roughly half of households that get government benefits; the half of “ tax units ” that don’t pay taxes).

That makes a lot of sense to me.

I'm gonna be reading AlterNet more often, so I add my thanks.
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Post #5 by clando » September 23rd, 2012, 10:36 am

JT8, yeah I thought this was a great article. It is interesting regarding Iran, because I still remember all the articles how the Iranian people love blue jeans, US tv, etc. While they have a CRAZY leader, that doesn't make the people anti-American.

I found probably the most interesting of the 9 myths, Iran has not launched a conventional war of aggression against another state in all of modern history.

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Post #6 by John Thomas8 » September 27th, 2012, 5:10 pm

That fact eludes everybody hell bent on shooting innocents in the Middle East.

They're not about to attack Israel. They're not planning on attacking Israel in the future.


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