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HairyArsedBloke
27th July 2010, 15:39
Telegraph: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacks Octopus Paul (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/7912418/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-attacks-Octopus-Paul.html)

For those that are sensitive about such things: SFW.

SupremeSpod
27th July 2010, 15:43
Telegraph: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacks Octopus Paul (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/7912418/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-attacks-Octopus-Paul.html)

For those that are sensitive about such things: SFW.

Bomb the f**ker off the face of the planet!

As for the octopus, I've got a saucepan waiting (http://fishcooking.about.com/od/octopusrecipes/r/ital_stew_octo.htm).

wurzel
27th July 2010, 15:57
In what way can an octopus possibly be decadent?

DimPrawn
27th July 2010, 16:24
In what way can an octopus possibly be decadent?

If he blew sick squid?

gingerjedi
27th July 2010, 16:33
It can't be that Ahmadinejad thinks we take this sort of thing seriously can it?

Allah on a bike them Arab Muslims are an odd bunch. :freaky:

suityou01
27th July 2010, 16:33
If he blew sick squid?

Taxi for DP

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TimberWolf
27th July 2010, 16:46
The Iranian president accused Octopus Paul of spreading 'western propaganda and superstition'

As if they aren't superstitious.

Paddy
27th July 2010, 17:00
It can't be that Ahmadinejad thinks we take this sort of thing seriously can it?

Allah on a bike them Arab Muslims are an odd bunch. :freaky:

They are not Arabs!

The news says the speech comes from his website, although I can't find it on there.

thunderlizard
27th July 2010, 17:04
Elsewhere in the world of overreaction, the Westboro Baptist Church (that's the chaps who turn up at military funerals with "God Hates Fags" signs) is protesting ComiCon, because reading Batman comics violates the commandment against idolatry.

DaveB
27th July 2010, 17:56
Elsewhere in the world of overreaction, the Westboro Baptist Church (that's the chaps who turn up at military funerals with "God Hates Fags" signs) is getting pwned at ComiCon, because reading Batman comics is awesome.

FTFY :)

Westboro Baptist Church's Comic-Con Protest Counter-Protested By Superhero Opposition - Geekologie (http://www.geekologie.com/2010/07/westboro_baptist_churchs_comic.php)

gingerjedi
28th July 2010, 08:03
Feck, don't call 'im an Arab, he's a Persian.

It really winds them up.

Ok ok...

Allah on a bike them Arab/Persion/European/Asian/American/African Muslims are an odd bunch. :freaky:

eliquant
28th July 2010, 08:03
He's just mad because he put an accumulator bet on Germany winning the World Cup 2010.

Mich the Tester
28th July 2010, 08:22
All the Iranians I've ever met are thoroughly rational types who are rather ashamed of Mr Ahmadinejihad and the gang of criminal scum ruling Iran. Mind you, I only know three of them and they're all scientists working in Holland who wouldn't dare go back to Iran for fear that their lack of demonstrable religious faith would get them killed. According to them, Ahmadinejihad and his chums are regarded as backward inbreds by many people in Tehran, possibly by most. Apparently the worshippers at the big tent mosques in Tehran, who turn up and listen to some loony ranting on about loose women causing earthquakes, are mainly rural people, bussed in for the day, often on the promise of some free food. You won't come across many young urban students at those rallies. They'd probably be shot if they opened their mouths, rather like that girl at the protests last year who was shot.

Gonzo
28th July 2010, 10:02
Bomb the f**ker off the face of the planet! The statistics are that something like 70% of the population are under the age of 30.

As I understand it, the youngsters don't like their rulers very much.

With those sorts of numbers the rulers are not going to last for much longer. There is no need for anyone else to interfere.

SupremeSpod
28th July 2010, 10:44
The statistics are that something like 70% of the population are under the age of 30.

As I understand it, the youngsters don't like their rulers very much.

With those sorts of numbers the rulers are not going to last for much longer. There is no need for anyone else to interfere.

You're being rather optimistic. Any regime change in Iran is going to need a little help... :devil

Gonzo
28th July 2010, 11:00
You're being rather optimistic. Any regime change in Iran is going to need a little help... :devilWe'll see. ;)

xoggoth
28th July 2010, 11:44
As I understand it, many in Iran would love a more relaxed regime and mixed parties of young people are not unknown, they have to bribe police.

Just shows that what ordinary people want has little to do with anything, it is the activists and fanatics who drive our societies, the rest of us who just want to get on with our own lives and not spend our time protesting and lobbying, have it all imposed on us.

A few hugely bloody uprisings by the populace every few years would work wonders.

PS It is a pity Dinnerjacket is such a loony, he has a perfect stand up comic face.

Mich the Tester
28th July 2010, 11:53
A few hugely bloody uprisings by the populace every few years would work wonders.
They tried an uprising last year. Unfortunately, the people who rose up were educated, rather pacifist middle class people with a lot to lose, and the people they stood up to were conscripted inbreds with guns and a salary they wouldn´t get outside of the army.

I certainly think Iranians would be justified in using violence against their rulers, but often in violent revolutions the people who lead the anti-regime violence turn out to be despots when they gain power.

It's probably a bit of a conundrum for many thinking people in Iran; how to oppose the regime effectively enough to contribute to overthrowing it without lowering themselves to the same standards as their rulers.

Mich the Tester
28th July 2010, 12:51
FTFY(Fixed That For You:smokin)
Yep, it's just about what I meant.