Wipe out vs Obliterated

alimostofi
by alimostofi
24-Apr-2008
 

"While it is reasonable to warn Iran of the consequence of it continuing to develop nuclear weapons and what those real consequences bring to its security, it is not probably prudent... in today's world to threaten to obliterate any other country and in many cases civilians resident in such a country," he said.

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jEp2ukq1nzsx5Q...

Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, should really have pointed this out sooner. It is so embarrassing to see a seasoned politican, such as Hilary Clinton, who raves on about being so much more experienced, making a comment like this, just to get conservative votes from would be McCain supporters.

We Iranians have now gotten used to politicians throwing the name of Iran, and misrepresenting Iran. Obviously one is lead to believe that both the "Obliterated" comment will be seen along side the "Wipe Out" comment from now on. But would you think that Clinton is as irresponsible a person as that Seyyed poodle in Iran?

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seasoned politician or not

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It would be uncivilized if you are not warned about the consequences of your action. those who love you will cry foul play and call it a crime if I let you come piss in my face and then I shoot you dead. It would be a lot more fair if I tell you far in advance what's going to happen and put the ball in your court. This is the civilized context in which Mrs. Clinton was making those comments. This has nothing to do with being a "seasoned politician", it is just being fair, civilized and firm about her position.

And, remember that this warning was given to those who have clearly theatened to obliterate another state.

Tonya I respect you for your civility, politeness and reasoned post.

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What do you mean by your last remark

by Abarmard on

How is Iran more dangerous? Are you forgetting who is in whose region?

The problem with many people including some of Iranians is that people don't distinguish between an offensive front verses a reactionary resistance.


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by Mehdi on

I wish we could have these government people fight each other instead of getting people involved. I think Hillary's comment, even if modified by "in case...," still puts her right at the same level as Ahmadinejad. She is the hardliner of the West (or at least wanna be hardliner).
You'd expect a little more finess from somebody who calls herself a seasoned politician. There is really no reason for such threatening  and upsetting words. If a country has the power the obliterate another, there is no reason to point it out, really, unless one is either stupid or really insecure.


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Please consider!

by Tonya (not verified) on

Sir... you are always a calm voice in this broiling and passionate website.  I beg you and others to consider the effects of just a few words "taken out of context".  I know nothing will change the minds of those who are hell bent on believing the worst... but I will continue to hope.  Please please please re-read the exchange.  She was NOT saying that she WILL obliterate Iran.  She is saying that within the next 10 years, given the progress of Iran's nuclear development, the US would BE ABLE to do so.  I truly believe that there is a massive difference.  A serious warning?  Perhaps.  There has been so much made of the "mis-translation" of Ahmadinejad's statement... something one could argue about indefinitely...I hate to see anyone fanning the flames of hate and discontent.

CHRIS CUOMO: You said if Iran were to strike Israel, there would be 'massive retaliation." Scary words. Does 'massive retaliation" mean you'd go into Iran? You would bomb Iran? Is that what that's supposed to suggest? CLINTON: Well, the question was, if Iran were to launch a nuclear attack on Israel, what would our response be? And I want the Iranians to know that if I am president, we will attack Iran. And I want them to understand that. Because it does mean that they have to look very carefully at their society. Because whatever stage of development they might be in their nuclear weapons program, in the next 10 years during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them. That's a terrible thing to say, but those people who run Iran need to understand that. Because that, perhaps, will deter them from doing something that would be reckless, foolish, and tragic.