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Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:10 AM

Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors

Source: NPR

Zarif said he was astonished by the letter, saying it suggests the U.S. lawmakers "not only do not understand international law" a subject in which he is a professor "but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution when it comes to presidential powers in the conduct of foreign policy,"

Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/10/392067866/iran-calls-gop-letter-propaganda-ploy-offers-to-enlighten-authors

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Reply Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors (Original post)
hedgehog Mar 2015 OP
ann--- Mar 2015 #1
Myrina Mar 2015 #2
Lucky Luciano Mar 2015 #12
Xipe Totec Mar 2015 #29
Lucky Luciano Mar 2015 #32
Scootaloo Mar 2015 #34
hedgehog Mar 2015 #3
GliderGuider Mar 2015 #4
JustAnotherGen Mar 2015 #5
Cha Mar 2015 #7
TreasonousBastard Mar 2015 #6
Botany Mar 2015 #8
TreasonousBastard Mar 2015 #10
FreakinDJ Mar 2015 #9
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2015 #11
Geronimoe Mar 2015 #13
riversedge Mar 2015 #14
midnight Mar 2015 #18
City Lights Mar 2015 #24
jwirr Mar 2015 #15
2naSalit Mar 2015 #19
jwirr Mar 2015 #20
2naSalit Mar 2015 #22
jwirr Mar 2015 #23
demwing Mar 2015 #26
jwirr Mar 2015 #27
blackspade Mar 2015 #16
Borchkins Mar 2015 #17
Turbineguy Mar 2015 #21
TwilightGardener Mar 2015 #25
quadrature Mar 2015 #28
Beacool Mar 2015 #30
hedgehog Mar 2015 #31
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2015 #33


Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:15 AM

2. Really sad state of affairs when a foreign leader has to tell "our" elected officials ....

... how our own government works. Jebus, what an embarrassment.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:52 AM

12. Our mullahs are an embarrassing bunch indeed. nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:43 AM

29. Muslims have mullahs. We have mulas (jackasses) nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 07:23 PM

34. Semantic point - no, they don't.

 

"Mullah" is a defunct term, first off. It used to refer to any shia scholar, but fell out of favor around the turn of the 20th century. it is now used as a term of mild disparagement for someone who is, well... "square," like an old beard back in the day.

It was picked up in American English after the 1979 revolution, and has been used pretty much exclusively as a slur against any and all Muslim clerics, whether Shia or not.

It's sort of like how English-speaking pundits like to use spanish titles like 'commandante" or 'el presidente' to refer to corrupt officials and leaders in the Anglophonic world.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:15 AM

3. Someone's going to have to explain to the 47 that

"cognizant" and "nuance" are real words in actual use outside of the SATs.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:15 AM

4. Oh snap!

 

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:24 AM

7. 3X "Oh Snap!"!! It doesn"t matter if they care or not.. the World does.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:19 AM

6. I betcha they just don't care...

that they got a pat on the head from the "enemy" for being pathetic little wankers.

More'n likely don't even know what happened.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:33 AM

8. Well to these back stabbing GOP seantors the real enemy is "that black man in the White House."

BTW it is funny that Iran's Foreign Minister has a better understanding of international law
and the US Constitution then those treasonous bastards in the US Senate.

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:40 AM

10. That's the point-- they'll sell out the country...

because of one ****** in the White House.

They are racist, traitorous scum, and I betcha most of them don't even realize it.

(But I'm not so sure about treasonous bastards...)

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:33 AM

9. NPR is carring it - where is the rest of the media

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:44 AM

11. NPR's carrying it and not spinning in favor of pukes?

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:59 AM

13. GOP reminds us of the mess they, Bush, and Cheney made of the Middle East

 

More than anything the letter shows the GOP can't even negotiate with their own President, that the American people elected TWICE!

Really they have been saying FU to American voters for the past 6 years and their co-conspirators conservative SCOTUS/Koch Brother judges and in Ohio stole the election in 2000 and 20004. This is the party, that evaded and destroyed another nation on cherry-picked intelligence and brought us ISIS.

The negotiation involve France, Germany, China, Iran, and the US. Little doubt many others are involved also, such as Turkey, Iraq, Suadi Arabia, and the Soviet Union.

No surprise really, that the GOP wants to stick a sharp stick in our President and close Allies eyes. This is the party of tortures and war criminals. Many of them should be standing trial at the Hague.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:10 AM

14. @SenTomCotton:"Men are simple creatures. It doesn't take much to please us. The problem is women



@SenTomCotton said "Men are simple creatures. It doesn't take much to please us. The problem is women" R, AR

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Response to riversedge (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:39 AM

18. Creature is the key word here.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:08 AM

24. His picture appears in the dictionary next to "knuckledragger."

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:24 AM

15. I hope they NOW understand exactly how stupid this letter was.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:41 AM

19. They lack the capacity

intellectually. The respondents from Iran appear to be better educated and far more sophisticated than the pukes could imagine due to their ignorance and hatred.

I'd love to see the Iranian officials send them a scathing letter schooling the 47 about the Constitution in full page ads in all major "news outlets". (used quote to signify the tentative nature of our propaganda machine)

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:44 AM

20. The other day someone said that the leader of Iran was educated in Colorado and has a very high

degree in international law. He is better educated than most of them.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:52 AM

22. It's several of them

who were educated in the US and here is a post I saw yesterday about that...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026339245

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:02 AM

23. Wow. No wonder they can answer back - they have lived here and probably still keep up on what

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Response to jwirr (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:18 AM

26. I hope they don't

 

I hope they double down in some incredibly moronic (but not war inducing) way, and that they lose their collective ass over this in 2016.

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Response to demwing (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:19 AM

27. That I agree completely with.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:26 AM

16. There is some irony...

Rethugs, dumber that a sack of stones...

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:46 AM

21. Oh Dear.....

It's OK though, stupidity plays well with those who elected them.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:14 AM

25. GOP Senators totally humiliated themselves. They showed

their ignorant asses on the world stage. I could not be more disgusted.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:40 AM

28. what are the errors? ..nt

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 11:48 AM

30. Smacked down by Iran.

These idiot senators made us look like incompetent fools. It undermined the authority of the president in the eyes of the world. How can they trust that the US's foreign policy if a bunch of senators refute the actions of the president behind his back?

Unbelievable behavior of people who swore to uphold and protect the laws of the United States.

Traitors....

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 12:31 PM

31. I am not convinced this reaches the level of treason -

Article III, Section 3 of the US Constitution

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted."


but it certainly reaches new heights in stupidity and disrespect.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 02:43 PM

33. He should also mention how Dick Cheney tried to go around the sanctions....

 

Because making money on oil is the most important thing in the world.

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