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Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:21 am

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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:30 am

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

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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:09 am

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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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:22 am

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.
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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:32 am

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.

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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:39 am

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?

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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:16 am

I fully agree with you DeltaMD11.

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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:29 am

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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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:23 am

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

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:27 am

I learned my special purpose with that issue Falcon84.

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RE: Iran Bans National Geographic

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:29 am

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

Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:13 am

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


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