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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

I had a feeling this would happen.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002101154_atlas26.html

Regards


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineTechrep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

"This is you people trying to change and alter History and what is written down for generations!!"

The Christian Infedels, just say it!

TechRep


User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

They were there first, so I guess they would know. But, I would think at least half of the gulf is on the opposite shore. What do they think? Iran and Iraq have already been at war. But during the gulf war Iran stored Iraqi jets. If there is to be a war over this, let it be "over there".


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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Cry me a river. Certain geographical areas have different names depending upon where you are in the world and what resources you are using. It's not like NG completely ommitted Persian Gulf, they just noted that some also recognize it as the Arabian Gulf (which is also an acceptable name for the Gulf). Get over it.


Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

It was indeed originally called the Persian Gulf by the Persians.

The term Arabian Gulf really just arose within the past 100 years as part of the pan-Arab and Arab nationalist movements when the Arabs were helping the British defeat the Ottoman Empire during WWI.

The primary name is definately Persian Gulf. I believe also that Arabian Gulf is also a recognized name now, but a secondary name.

From the impression I get National Geographic didn't do anything wrong. They clearly pointed out that Persian Gulf is the primary name with Arabian Gulf displayed below it in paranthesis.

If you read the article, Iranians are also angry at the fact National Geographic designated the Abu Musa and Lesser & Greater Tunb Islands as "Occupied by Iran and claimed by the United Arab Emirates" which is entirely correct.

Abu Musa and the Lesser & Greater Tunb Islands are indeed part of the United Arab Emirates and were invaded by Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1971.



The Arab League (the twenty-two Arab states) has been demanding that Iran pull out of these three islands, but Iran has refused.

The islands are rich in oil resources which is why they won't pull out. Following the Islamic revolution in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini's government wanted to improve relations with the Arab countries which had been severed by the bullish Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi government. However, when the very rich oil resources were discovered, they decided not to pull out.

This is why relations between the Arab countries and Iran are not very good. But they won't go to war over these islands.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

BA,
In support of your above argument, I believe that the UN passed two revolutions back in the 70's or 80's regarding the name of the body of water to have it recognized as the "Persian Gulf". My main argument is that some countries in that region also recognize the area as the Arabian Gulf and it is only right to include a secondary name when it applies. It is kind of like Myanmar, Burma is still in parenthesis though you don't see them screaming about it even though the UN has officially recognized the country as Myanmar since 1989. How about a little cheese to go with that w(h)ine?

[Edited 2004-11-28 23:42:21]


Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

I fully agree with you DeltaMD11.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Geez, this is nothing to get all in a fuss about, some cooler heads need to prevail here, people are getting mad over something so trivial.


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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1080 times:

I thought maybe someone in Iran got a hold of an issue with nude pygmie women or something. Bummer.

User currently offlineTechrep From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1076 times:

I learned my special purpose with that issue Falcon84.

TechRep


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1074 times:

TechRep, that's way too much information, man. Start a thread on it, and I'll make sure to ignore it.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

Friend...
Enemy...

Friend...

Enemy...


Friend...


Enemy. This is clearly grounds to build the delivery systems for their nuclear weapons.




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