hxxx wrote:Sorry to burst your disinfo bubble greeney2, but Ahmadinjad has never threatened to "wipe israel off the map."Juan Cole wrote:Ahmadinejad did not use that phrase in Persian. He quoted an old saying of Ayatollah Khomeini calling for 'this occupation regime over Jerusalem" to "vanish from the page of time.' Calling for a regime to vanish is not the same as calling for people to be killed...
...There is no such idiom in Persian and it is not what he said, and the mistranslation gives entirely the wrong impression. Wars can start over bad translations.
http://www.juancole.com/2007/06/ahmadin ... mitic.html
Anyone up to the challenge of showing the above to be wrong?
This is correct. Israel deliberately mistranslated. Oh what a surprise.