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Persians have a nasty habit. Their women have rights, wear makeup, reveal their faces in public, and drive cars. They, as a culture, are meticulously clean and even their public places are spotless. Their poetry, art, literature and philosophy are second to none on this planet's history. They're humble and courteous as people, with a highly sophisticated social culture that echoes in their blood. Their military conquests cannot be argued with (except the Battle of Thermopylae against the Greeks :) ) But they have a nasty habit.

It's this nasty habit of building empires. It's in their DNA, and it's hard to stop them. Let us ask some questions... why did they foster the Hezbollah? Because by the end of WWII, after Iran was the second muslim majority state to recognize Israel as a nation state (after Turkey), things changed. the US started to support SA due to oil, and Israel followed. One side declared the other an enemy, and the other responded by treating it as such (Axis of Evil speech, George Bush.)

In spite of thousands of years of peaceful co-existance with Jews, they now look upon them as their enemy. There are millions of Jews in Iran today, living without fear.

"The beginnings of Jewish history in Iran dates from late Biblical times. The biblical books of Isaiah, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles, and Esther contain references to the life and experiences of Jews in Persia. In the book of Ezra, the Persian king Cyrus the Great is credited with permitting and enabling the Jews to return to Jerusalem and rebuild their Temple; its reconstruction was carried out "according to the decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia" (Ezra 6:14). This is said to have taken place in the late sixth century BC, by which time there was a well-established and influential Jewish community in Persia. Persian Jews have lived in the territories of today's Iran for over 2,700 years, since the first Jewish diaspora when Shalmaneser V conquered the (Northern) Kingdom of Israel (722 BC) and sent the Israelites into captivity at Khorasan. In 586 BC, the Babylonians expelled large populations of Jews from Judea to the Babylonian captivity. Jews who migrated to ancient Persia mostly lived in their own communities."

But yes, they have this nasty habit. Of building empires. How they west decides to work with this trait might determine the fate of the ME.


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Israel and Iran 1162 Archaic 30-Apr-18 15:13
Re: Israel and Iran 256 ldennyjr 30-Apr-18 16:02
Re: Israel and Iran 243 adequatedane 30-Apr-18 16:56
Project Ahmad 489 Archaic 30-Apr-18 17:54
Re: Israel and Iran 234 Warwick 30-Apr-18 18:11
Re: Israel and Iran 236 Archaic 30-Apr-18 20:18
Re: Israel and Iran 225 WhoWeird 30-Apr-18 21:22
Re: Israel and Iran 251 Archaic 30-Apr-18 21:39
Re: Israel and Iran 228 WhoWeird 30-Apr-18 21:58
Re: Israel and Iran 212 Archaic 30-Apr-18 22:15
Re: Israel and Iran 226 WhoWeird 30-Apr-18 22:35
Re: Israel and Iran 192 WhoWeird 01-May-18 16:55
Re: The Major Point 181 adequatedane 01-May-18 17:13
Re: Israel and Iran 232 adequatedane 01-May-18 17:20
So called treaty 220 Race Jackson 30-Apr-18 22:08
Re: So called treaty 197 Thunderbird 01-May-18 15:34
Re: So called treaty 188 calisurfer30 02-May-18 22:57
Re: So called treaty 152 Thunderbird 07-May-18 14:39
Why is Iran so Bad? 382 Deep1 30-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Why is Iran so Bad? 210 WhoWeird 30-Apr-18 23:03
Re: Why is Iran so Bad? 267 Archaic 30-Apr-18 23:18
Re: Why is Iran so Bad? 255 Archaic 30-Apr-18 23:16
The Thing about Persians... 428 Deep1 04-May-18 09:14
Re: The Thing about Persians... 178 muppedo 05-May-18 00:55
Re: The Thing about Persians... 195 Archaic 05-May-18 02:04
Re: The Thing about Persians... 300 Deep1 05-May-18 06:39
Re: The Thing about Persians... 162 Archaic 05-May-18 15:26
Re: The Thing about Persians... 209 muppedo 06-May-18 00:36
Re: The Thing about Persians... 175 Archaic 06-May-18 15:13
Re: The Thing about Persians... 201 Aine 06-May-18 12:13
Re: Just Allegations 187 adequatedane 06-May-18 12:50
Re: Just Allegations 197 Aine 06-May-18 12:59
Re: Just Allegations 241 Sirfiroth 06-May-18 13:41
Re: Just Allegations 192 Aine 07-May-18 18:00
Re: Just Allegations 180 Warwick 07-May-18 20:11
Re: Just Allegations 145 Aine 07-May-18 21:37
Re: Just Allegations 166 Warwick 08-May-18 15:38
Re: Just Allegations 206 Sirfiroth 07-May-18 23:40
Techni ally.... 166 Warwick 08-May-18 15:36
Technically Speaking! 187 Sirfiroth 08-May-18 20:53
$$$$$ 187 calisurfer30 09-May-18 00:50
Re: $$$$$ 180 Aine 09-May-18 00:54
Re: $$$$$ 222 Eddie Larry 09-May-18 04:01
Re: $$$$$ 175 Aine 09-May-18 11:02
Re: $$$$$ 185 Warwick 09-May-18 19:35
Re: $$$$$ 185 Aine 09-May-18 23:06
Re: $$$$$ 230 Archaic 09-May-18 23:12
Re: $$$$$ 174 Aine 09-May-18 23:41
Re: $$$$$ 171 calisurfer30 09-May-18 23:46
Re: $$$$$ 208 Archaic 10-May-18 01:43
Re: $$$$$ 211 Aine 10-May-18 14:22
Re: $$$$$ 139 Archaic 10-May-18 20:00
Re: $$$$$ 217 Archaic 10-May-18 01:47
Re: Technically Speaking! 144 Warwick 09-May-18 19:32
Re: Just Allegations 164 Aine 08-May-18 16:29
Re: Just Allegations 155 Warwick 08-May-18 16:36
Re: Just Allegations 190 Aine 08-May-18 18:35
Re: Just Allegations 178 Eddie Larry 08-May-18 19:57
Re: Just Allegations 197 Aine 08-May-18 21:03
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says Boeing, Airbus licenses to sell jets to Iran to be revoked 218 Eddie Larry 08-May-18 22:42
Death to America 138 calisurfer30 09-May-18 00:53
Re: Just Allegations 160 adequatedane 06-May-18 21:10
Re: Just Allegations 171 Aine 06-May-18 21:13
Re: Just Allegations 153 adequatedane 07-May-18 11:31
Re: Just Allegations 182 Aine 07-May-18 17:57
Re: Deflection 187 adequatedane 07-May-18 23:23
Re: Why is Iran so Bad? 184 muppedo 07-May-18 21:46
Re: Why is Iran so Bad? 207 ldennyjr 01-May-18 15:55
Re: Why is Iran so Bad? 281 Deep1 04-May-18 08:48
Old Info 208 Deep1 06-May-18 18:37
Re: Old Info 182 Aine 06-May-18 21:14
Re: Kicking the door wide open 217 Thunderbird 07-May-18 22:53
Re: Kicking the door wide open 216 Warwick 08-May-18 16:24
Re: Kicking the door wide open 198 adequatedane 09-May-18 13:51
Re: Pressure On Iran? 206 adequatedane 11-May-18 13:23

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