Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Iran threatens legal action against Google over the name of the Gulf

The name of the patch of water between Iran and the Arabian peninsula is a contentious issue, with Shiite Iran insisting it is the "Persian Gulf". Sunni Muslim Arab states across the water call it the "Arabian Gulf", or just the "Gulf", and Google opts to keep it nameless on its maps.

"Omitting the name Persian Gulf is [like] playing with the feelings and realities of the Iranian nation," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying by Iran's official Press TV. He added, "Toying with modern technologies in political issues is among the new measures by the enemies against Iran, [and] in this regard, Google has been treated as a plaything."

Persian Gulf or the Gulf of Arabia? why it is important:

We know that at least up to now we have been giving Billions upon Billions in advanced arms and weaponry to Saudi Arabia and our other Arab allies to fight Iran. We also know the Iranian Saudi Arabian neo cold war has been going on for years. We are the ones who went into the Middle East to change Middle East order per Bush and God which was asinine.

Anyway up until now we have attempted to make it appear we were not openly taking sides but now we have. I have no idea how I got on the mailing list of NIAC (National Iranian American Council ) but I am. Anyway as trivial as it seems to us their concern is the US Navy has officially instructed its personnel they must refer to the Persian Gulf as the Gulf of Arabia. look at the history as a Saudi Arabian Map of 1952 displaying the correct name where the Persian Gulf is depicted.

This is an ethnically divisive, politically charged, and historically inaccurate propaganda term borrowed from the likes of Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden. The Navy’s official use of this term will only exacerbate tensions in the Middle East. We don't get it but we just officially bought in to the Saudi Iranian Neo Cold War:

Yemen's fight with rebels a regional concern Of course Iran denies it and warns us to mind our own business. Warns those in the region, do not pour oil on the fire!

Despite threats from Iran warning not to attack the Yemeni militants Iran is backing and supplying Saudi Arabia and the US continue attacks as they can while Yemen Continues to take credit for them.

Could this confrontation erupt in war between Iran and at the least US armed Saudi Arabia? Iran is warning and threatening retribution but they are supplying the Yemeni Rebels who pushed into Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has fired well over a hundred missiles from their fighter jets as they pummel their hideouts.

You can not blame them but I had no idea the dissension goes all the way back to the naming of the Gulf. Saudi’s know it as the Gulf of Arabia and I can remember that but Iran calls it the Persian Gulf as the rest of us seem to at least until now.

Both Iran and Saudi Arabia have been using Lebanon as their battlefront up to now able to avoid direct confrontation. Iran has pumped millions of dollars in supplies and arms much to the consternation of her suffering people while Saudi Arabia has been supporting the Palestinian Authority.

A propaganda war is also being waged. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have pulled the plug on Iran’s Arabic speaking TV. It makes me wonder why they did not do that during the height of the protests when Iran’s Government sanctioned channel was televising pure lies and propaganda? I find it hard to believe that Iran is that vulnerable in that area!

So far there has been no direct confrontation. However I absolutely see what I have been warning about since Bush diverted from Afghanistan to attack Iraq and get back in the middle east to create a new middle east (dis)order! I do not give a damn what anyone says. Bush Chaney and their Democratization program in an already historically unstable middle east set all of this and more in motion!

* The hell on earth Bush created for Iraqi’s will engulf the entire Middle East before it encompasses the entire world if we can not contain it. Under Bush we broke a long standing tradition of not adding fuel to the Middle East fire by supplying weapons. We are now, including advanced weaponry and missile defense systems. The Middle East breakdown Bush started armed and funded will continue under Obama. This up to now proxy war in the middle east is under way. Wait, watch, and listen, this is not good for the world and our future!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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