JahilliaObamination addresses the Persians in celebration of Nowruz, which is a remnant of Jahillia, thus un-Islamic. Zealous Muslims consider celebration of the new year to be a form of idolatry.
blessingsNonsense! They are damned, not blessed. Muslims, Satan worshipers one and all, are on the highway to Hell. Citizens of Iran are suffering under a repressive theocratic regime and the economic sanctions consequent on their quest for the A bomb.
opportunity for changeThe best chance to change Iran's relationship with her intended victims passed by in '09 when you let the green revolution die on the vine.
initial understandingWe understand that Iran will build the bomb, on a slight delay at best, and you will not lift a finger to stop them. How many centrifuges did they tear down? How many centrifuges will they take off line and dismantle? Exactly how will you verify their reduced rate of uranium enrichment?
world's concernsIran is dominated by twelver Shi'ia who believe that, by igniting Armageddon, they will bring back the Mahdi, who will complete their conquest of the world. They have sworn to destroy Israel and America; how might they hope to accomplish that? They sponsor HAMAS & Hizbollah; whats to keep them from supplying A bombs to them?
opposition to 'diplomatic settlement'Everyone informed and mentally competent person opposes your plan. We do not want a nuclear armed Iran, not now, not ten years hence and not on the 33rd day of the month of Never. We remember the outcome of Slick Will's agreement with North Korea and we remember its outcome,. Once is enough! Only damned fools and traitors volunteer to be deceived again!
fatwa my ass!Ayatollah Khamenei issued no such fatwa. His fatwas have been published and searched, it does not exist. If an Imam were to issue a fatwa proscribing the use of nuclear weapons, nobody in his right mind would believe it in the light of Islamic scripture & sunnah which call for maximized military power and great slaughter besides those sanctioning deception. Check out the report at MEMRI concerning the fatwa.
Open the Mariful Qur'an to page 263 and read the commentary on 8.60. Here is the most relevant part, which puts no limits on modern weaponry.
days at this place. Instead, by using the general word, 'quwwah' or
power, it has pointed out in the direction that this power could be different
in terms of every age, country or area. The weapons of those
days were arrows, swords and spears. Then came the age of guns and
cannons and now is the time of bombs and rockets (and what not). The
word: 'Quwwah' or power used here covers everything. Therefore, Muslims
of today should acquire nuclear capability as far as they can - and
tanks and fighter planes and submarines - because all these are included
within the sense of this very 'Quwwah' or power.
reasonable dealThis situation is digital, not analog. No nuclear bombs of any capacity, in any number are acceptable in Iran. Iran must not have nukes, not now; not ever! There is nothing to negotiate; its all or nothing. If our President had reason, Iran would not have nukes and would be no where the nuclear threshold.
peaceful purposesWhy were they studying warhead technology? Why were they testing the explosives necessary to detonate the nuclear charge? Whey are they trying to conceal as much of their program as possible? Why are they excluding international inspectors?
None but damned fools & traitors wants the mad Mullahs to have U235. Plutonium or explosive devices made with them. Only damned fools are assured by the deceptions of those licensed to lie.
great civilizationIslamic conquest destroyed that civilization when Umar sent his army to Persia. The Persians have stripped of their heritage and enslaved to Satan.
fat chanceThe Mullahs dissipated the last year in dilatory tactics. We learned nothing from Saddam's cheat & retreat, delay & denial tactics. Damned fools never learn. We elected Obamination twice. God help us!
If Iran's nuclear program is not destroyed kinetically and soon, there will be no chance for peace. The Senate must tell Obamination to go to Hell. Israel must blast Iran's centrifuges and reactors to Hell. That is the world's last chance.
To view the President’s video message, click HERE.
Hello! To everyone celebrating Nowruz—across the United States and in countries around the world—Nowruz Mubarak.
For thousands of years, this has been a time to gather with family and friends and welcome a new spring and a new year. Last week, my wife Michelle helped mark Nowruz here at the White House. It was a celebration of the vibrant cultures, food, music and friendship of our many diaspora communities who make extraordinary contributions every day here in the United States. We even created our own Haft Seen, representing our hopes for the new year.
This year, that includes our hopes for progress between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community, including the United States. So I want to take this opportunity once again to speak directly to the people and leaders of Iran. As you gather around the Nowruz table—from Tehran to Shiraz to Tabriz, from the coasts of the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf—you’re giving thanks for your blessings and looking ahead to the future.
This year, we have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries. Just over a year ago, we reached an initial understanding regarding Iran’s nuclear program. And both sides have kept our commitments. Iran has halted progress on its nuclear program and even rolled it back in some areas. The international community, including the United States, has provided Iran with some relief from sanctions. Now, our diplomats—and our scientists—are engaged in negotiations in the hopes of finding a comprehensive solution that resolves the world’s concerns with Iran’s nuclear program.
The days and weeks ahead will be critical. Our negotiations have made progress, but gaps remain. And there are people, in both our countries and beyond, who oppose a diplomatic resolution. My message to you—the people of Iran—is that, together, we have to speak up for the future we seek.
As I have said many times before, I believe that our countries should be able to resolve this issue peacefully, with diplomacy. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon. Together with the international community, the United States has said that Iran should have access to peaceful nuclear energy, consistent with Iran’s international obligations. So there is a way for Iran—if it is willing to take meaningful, verifiable steps—to assure the world that its nuclear program is, in fact, for peaceful purposes only.
In this sense, Iran’s leaders have a choice between two paths. If they cannot agree to a reasonable deal, they will keep Iran on the path it’s on today—a path that has isolated Iran, and the Iranian people, from so much of the world, caused so much hardship for Iranian families, and deprived so many young Iranians of the jobs and opportunities they deserve.
On the other hand, if Iran’s leaders can agree to a reasonable deal, it can lead to a better path—the path of greater opportunities for the Iranian people. More trade and ties with the world. More foreign investment and jobs, including for young Iranians. More cultural exchanges and chances for Iranian students to travel abroad. More partnerships in areas like science and technology and innovation. In other words, a nuclear deal now can help open the door to a brighter future for you—the Iranian people, who, as heirs to a great civilization, have so much to give to the world.
This is what’s at stake today. And this moment may not come again soon. I believe that our nations have an historic opportunity to resolve this issue peacefully—an opportunity we should not miss. As the poet Hafez wrote, “It is early spring. Try to be joyful in your heart. For many a flower will bloom while you will be in clay.”
For decades, our nations have been separated by mistrust and fear. Now it is early spring. We have a chance—a chance—to make progress that will benefit our countries, and the world, for many years to come. Now it is up to all of us, Iranians and Americans, to seize this moment and the possibilities that can bloom in this new season.
Thank you, and Nowruzetan Pirooz.