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Iran lashes out at Canada’s ‘racist government’ after embassy closure
National Post ^ | September 9, 2012 | Matthew Fisher

Posted on 09/09/2012 2:35:05 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — Having just sent Iran’s diplomats’ packing and having brought its own diplomats home from Iran last week, Canada will keep trying to aid Canadian citizens there — including three on death-row — with the help of its partners and allies, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday.

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“The current government of Canada under the leadership of Mr. Stephen Harper is known for extreme policies in the domain of foreign policy,” the Mehr news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast as saying.

“The hostile behaviour of the current racist government in Canada in reality follows the policies dictated by the Zionists (Israel) and the British.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: canada; iran; israel; waronterror

1 posted on 09/09/2012 2:35:11 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888

I wasn’t aware that “Iranian” was a race.


2 posted on 09/09/2012 2:36:20 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

Canada Ping!

3 posted on 09/09/2012 2:36:26 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Squawk 8888

It was the jews, of course. /s


4 posted on 09/09/2012 2:37:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Squawk 8888

How do you say “Enjoy your new glowing-glass parking lot” in Farsi?


5 posted on 09/09/2012 2:38:24 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Squawk 8888
CANADA ?

HA HA

6 posted on 09/09/2012 2:39:58 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Squawk 8888
“The hostile behaviour of the current racist.."

"Hey! That's my line." Obama

7 posted on 09/09/2012 2:42:03 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Squawk 8888

The lexicon of despotic bullies is universal.


8 posted on 09/09/2012 2:44:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Squawk 8888
Don't worry,Canada...you've made the right decision.This will become even *more* obvious when Israel decides that the point of no return has arrived.
9 posted on 09/09/2012 2:44:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Squawk 8888

The way that the word racist is thrown about you’d be a racist if you prefer chocolate ice cream over vanilla. If a piano player is called a pianist then a race car driver should be called a racist?


10 posted on 09/09/2012 2:46:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Squawk 8888

WOW! They have learned WELL from the Democrats!


11 posted on 09/09/2012 2:48:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Squawk 8888

“racist government in Canada”

http://www.iranchamber.com/people/articles/aryan_people_origins.php Iran=Aryan.
And Canucks are some of the whitest people I’ve ever seen! (Some of them are practically translucent.)
What, I say what in the Sam hill is goin’ on here? Some kind of deviltry by the Great Satan would be my guess.


12 posted on 09/09/2012 2:54:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Spktyr
According to outdated race classifications, Iranians (Persians) are Aryans — just as Europeans “whites” are. Meanwhile, most Israelis are Semites. Harper (an Aryan) is being accused of racism by an Aryan, for taking actions that favour Semites. Somehow, in today's twisted world, this is supposed to make sense.
13 posted on 09/09/2012 2:56:41 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Squawk 8888
Iranian isn't a race, freekin idiots. They must be taking a page from the Democrats
by making race a weapon for political gain. "Give us what we want or you're a racist"
14 posted on 09/09/2012 2:57:45 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

No, I mean Iranian being a race separate and unto itself.

If anything, Canada is being nationalist. It’s only racism if you are discriminating against a particular race and last I heard, “Iranian” was not a race.


15 posted on 09/09/2012 3:03:47 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Iranians would beg to differ:

http://www.iranchamber.com/people/articles/aryan_people_origins.php


16 posted on 09/09/2012 3:18:35 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

And they would be wrong.

They also believe (it’s been posted by Iranians on this forum before) that the Greco-Persian wars were wars of liberation and that the Greeks were savages needing to be civilized.

Yeah, not so much.


17 posted on 09/09/2012 3:30:34 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

We’ve been talking past each other. We’re actually both saying the same thing — there is no racial issue here.


18 posted on 09/09/2012 3:47:52 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SkyDancer

“If a piano player is called a pianist then a race car driver should be called a racist?”

That ...is about the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long, long time. Thank you. You made my day.


19 posted on 09/09/2012 4:33:04 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: Dartman

Glad to oblige ....


20 posted on 09/09/2012 5:08:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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Thanks Squawk 8888.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 7:40:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cindy

ping


22 posted on 09/10/2012 7:37:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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I wasn’t aware that “Iranian” was a race.

Ayrian, that's why they changed their name from Persia in the 1930s, after several millenia.

23 posted on 09/11/2012 3:34:20 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Europeans are not “Aryans” unless you wanna go by Hitler’s definition of Aryan, which is very different to the Iranian one.

Iranian is a nationality, with many Iranic races falling into that broad nationality. Iranic relates to both race and ethnic/native language/dialects spoken by Kurds, Persians, Balouchis, those from northern provinces of Iran around the Caspian Sea, and many others ethnic grps in Iran.

Btw, Arabs who mostly hate the existence of Israel as a nation state, the middle-eastern Jews and Israelis are also Semites!

Though I agree that today’s world is very much twisted.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 3:39:17 PM PDT by odds
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To: SJackson; Spktyr

True.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 3:41:58 PM PDT by odds
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To: Spktyr

That’s fascinating! Do you have a FR link to that specific statement?

It is true that Greeks were at the time not very advanced in certain disciplines such as mathematics. For example, they were still using alphabets for numbers, unlike Babylonians who had discovered 0 ... and am not talking about 0bama ;-)


26 posted on 09/11/2012 3:51:42 PM PDT by odds
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To: odds

Semites being a language rather than race based definition. More Amharic and Tigrinya semites in the world than Hebrews, though Arabs win the prize.


27 posted on 09/11/2012 3:53:17 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: SJackson

Thanks, didn’t realize that.
So, semitic as in Arabic is not the same as semitic in Hebrew, as in race, only in languages?


28 posted on 09/11/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT by odds
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To: odds

It’s now used more as a racial description, however the term originated in the 18th century pertaining to languages of the region, ranging from Syria to Ethiopia. There are certainly racial similarities given the fact that you’re looking at a relatively small area, though Ethopian speakers of the two languages I cited as more widely used than Hebrew look quite different than Israelis. And Arabs would probably disown them both.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 4:22:25 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: SJackson

That’s really interesting, more complex than I thought.
Although as you say, given the proximity & small area, not surprised by the mixture & due to conquests over the centuries.
I would’ve classified Ethopians originally as Black-Africans than Arabs or Hebrew. Certainly, there would be differences in features regardless of skin color (pigmentation).


30 posted on 09/11/2012 4:39:13 PM PDT by odds
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To: odds

Check out this thread for that sort of thing: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1964051/posts

There are more, but given that thread you can probably find the rest of them.


31 posted on 09/11/2012 8:35:36 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: odds
That's what I meant by "outdated classifications". I don't disagree with you, but I wouldn't credit Hitler with coming up with the notion. Here's a map showing the "races" in that time:



Bigger here:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Meyers_b11_s0476a.jpg
32 posted on 09/11/2012 9:27:31 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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