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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Chinese tea.

I noticed a rather odd loosely tangential final sentence in an AP article about the deadly crash of an Iranian military plane into an apartment building in Tehran.

The article, written by one Ali Akbar Dareini, tells of the story of the crash. Okay. Then in the final paragraph goes on to mention other recent crashes by large aircraft in Iran. Fine. But then the last sentence;

And in 1988, an Iran Air A300 Airbus was shot down by the USS Vincennes over the Persian Gulf, killing 290.

Huh? The tragic and unfortunate downing of Iran Air Flight 665 is neither recent or a crash. The article is not about the US military, US-Iran history, airline downings or anything else can I feel can clearly explain the addition of this little anti-US jab.

It’s as if an article about some Israeli Jew who was under arrest for murdering his cheating wife finished with the line, “And in 33 AD the Jews had Jesus Christ killed.”

Sure yea, but what does it have to do with anything?


At December 07, 2005 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! It wasn't the Jews, it was the Romans!

At December 07, 2005 2:28 PM, Blogger Dublin Saab said...

Well no. Yes the Romans held the knife but it was the pharasies that pushed the blade in. The Jewish leaders manipulated evidence and threatened rebellion in order to force the Romans, who had capital punishment, to do their dirty work for them.

At December 08, 2005 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Jewish sect in control of the temple, and the one which formed the Jewish government was the Sadducees, a wealthy and Hellenized group.

The Pharisees were the fore-runners of today's orthodox Jews, in the sense that they were poor, and focused on preserving religious traditions. They were not in power.

At December 08, 2005 3:57 PM, Blogger Dublin Saab said...

Okay, the Sadducees then pushed the Romans into... but all this hair splitting over which sect did or didn't push the Romans into nailing the carpenter to a cross still dosen't explain what that last sentance was doing in the article.


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