Turbulent Iran: Recollections, Revelations and a Proposal for Peace

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EXTRACTS FROM A PERSIAN LETTER

Addressed to President George W. Bush, the Iranian presi-
dent’s letter rambled over six pages. The following extracts
capture the main points Ahmadi-nejad sought to convey.


DOUBLE STANDARDS

I am a teacher, my students ask how can you be a follower
of Jesus Christ, respecting human rights, making war on
terror, opposing WMDS (weapons of mass destruction),
yet at the same time, attack and occupy [Iraq] killing
100,000 people, destroying agriculture, pushing the coun-
try back fifty years?


WMDs

Saddam was a murderous dictator, but the war was not
waged to topple him, the announced goal was to find and
destroy WMDS. However, no WMDS existed. This great
tragedy that has come to engulf both the people of the
occupied and the occupying countries was founded on lies


ISRAEL

Let us assume that six million Jews were murdered in
Europe. How does that logically translate into the estab-
lishment of the state of Israel in the Middle East and not in
Europe?

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