Skip to comments.US is criminal - Khatami
Posted on 12/09/2005 11:08:46 AM PST by F14 Pilot
Tehran, Dec 9 - Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami on Friday accused the United States of committing a "crime" by refusing to sell modern airplanes and parts to Iran, following a deadly plane crash that killed 108 people.
"To deprive Iran of the most modern and secure (flight) apparatus is a crime against people that a power like the United States does not have the right to commit," he said.
"Unfortunately, after some delay, they (the French) annulled the contract because of the US's refusal... it is a crime against humanity," Khatami said.
"Political conflicts, sanctions and wars between countries exist, but according to international conventions they should not bring harm to individuals," Khatami added.
Try making your own airplanes then, asshole.
Does that go for killing kids on public buses?
I thought we were not selling them anything.
He could try getting them from Isreal.
LOL they are blaming us now. Hey Ahmed dont fking storm our embassy and keep americans hostage for 444 days.You are the enemy sir dont patronize us camel jockey.
Russia and egypt have to as well.
they did back in 1980s but I have no idea if they are doing it now
If you can't keep your C-130s flying, revert to carpets!
Uncle Sam: "Ha! That's not what your mom said!"
Or in school houses and opera theatres?
Muslims couldn't build a toaster.
The russians have airplanes. Buy their's.
When the civilized world has no reason to fear them, they can benefit from the civilized world's accomplishments..
They could, but the middle-east prefers to wallow in victimhood.
Its easier to blame Israel and the US for all their problems, than actually try to make their lives better.
He wants the safest most modern planes, so it's the USA or nobody...tuff you wiper of other people's bottoms...
Stick to camel travel you puke.
Mullahs on the Hookah PING!
The reason Iranians don't build their own airplanes goes back to their old "back up "plans for flight...
First, the pilot puts a live cat on the cockpit floor. Because a cat always remans upright, the pilot merely has to see which way the cat leans to determine if the wings are level. Second, comes a duck, the duck is used for approaches and landings in "foul" weather conditions. Any sensible duck will refuse to fly under instrument conditions, thus it is only necessary to hurl the duck out the plane and follow it to the ground. Extra Precautions: 1. Get a wide awake cat, because most cats do not want to stand up at all. It may be necessary to carry a dog, so that the cat will be kept at constant attention. 2. Make sure the cat is clean. Dirty cats will spend all their time washing. Trying to follow a washing cat usually results in a tight snap roll, followed by an inverted spin and structural wing failure. 3. Old cats are best. Young cats have nine lives, but an old cat with only one live left has just as much to lose as you do and therefore will be more dependable. 4. Avoid cowardly ducks. If the duck discovers you are using the cat to stay level, the duck will refuse to leave without the cat. 5. Be sure the duck has good eyesight. A nearsighted duck does not realize she has been thrown out of the plane, and will decend to the ground in a sitting postion. Very difficult maneuver to follow in a plane. 6. Use land loving ducks. It is very discouraging to break out of the overcast and find yourself on final approach in the middle of a lake.