Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never called for Israel to be ‘wiped from the map’

The American government peddling lies about a middle-eastern regime in an attempt to get citizens onside for another war? Never! From Sam Sedai:

As the Bush Administration beats the drums for another war of choice with another country that had nothing to do with 9/11, they are using another series of fabricated facts to indoctrinate the American people into thinking that Iran poses a serious threat to our security. At the core of these fabrications is the claim that on October 25, 2005, during a speech at the Ministry of Interior conference hall, the then newly-elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad remarked that “Israel must be wiped off the map.” As someone who was born in Tehran, lived there for seventeen years and is a native Farsi speaker, I have read the original transcripts of the speech in Farsi and want to inform you that Ahmadinejad never said “Israel must be wiped off the map,” but rather, his statement was grossly mistranslated and taken out of context, perhaps to help make a case for military action against Iran.

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Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.


  1. What Ahmadinejad said and was mistranslated was that Israeli “regime” will once disappear from the pages of time. He never talked of wiping Israel, the country, off the map. Later when asked how the regime will fall, he said like the fall of the Soviet. The mistranslation was widely distributed so that today even the major news agencies are reporting it as a fact. Even Guardian and New York Times once pointed at this as mistranslation. There is a lot of fabrication going on to soften the public for another war.

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