Scott Horton Interviews Arash Norouzi

Scott Horton, April 18, 2012

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Arash Norouzi, artist and co-founder of The Mossadegh Project, discusses the Washington Post’s much-delayed admission that Iranian President Ahmadinejad didn’t say Israel should be “wiped off the map;” the context of Ahmadinejad’s speech and the origin of the quote – which compared Israel’s potential collapse to the fall of the USSR, the Shah’s regime and Saddam Hussein; putting an end to the seven year old anti-Iran talking point; and why we shouldn’t hold our breath waiting for other media outlets to admit their mistake.

MP3 here. (28:51)

Arash Norouzi is an artist and co-founder of The Mossadegh Project.

30 Responses to “Arash Norouzi”

  1. Words that were not used in the original quote: Wipe, Israel, off, map

  2. Corrupt and despotic Republic

    Military of Iran is ruled by the Supreme leader, whereas military of Empire USA is ruled by the same rich nobility going back to the American Revolution.

    Therefore, if our guest speaker is correct, “Iran is a dictatorship,” then to a much greater extent is our despotic Republic.

  3. Corrupt and despotic Republic

    Military of Iran is ruled by the Supreme leader, whereas military of Empire USA is ruled by the same rich nobility going back to the American Revolution.

    Therefore, if our guest speaker is correct, “Iran is a dictatorship,” then to a much greater extent is our despotic Republic.

  4. No, Ahmadinejad didn't say Israel should be "wiped off the map." He said that Zionism will one day disappear, or something to that effect.

    The U.S. and Israel lie constantly about Iran. The neocon chickenhawks in the U.S., and the Likud lunatics in Tel Aviv, never stop their warmongering.

  5. An interesting bit of censorship arose, when Christiane Amanpour recently analysing Iran’s nuclear program on the CNN asked M. J. Larijani, the secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights about “Iran wiping Israel off the map” and whether it meant using nuclear weapons against the Jewish state.
    Larijani was about to explain the ramifications of the statement, when CNN unceremoniously switched to another section of Amanpour’s show, and left the viewers non-plussed.
    There is little doubt that those in charge of media news about Iran in America and Europe know very well that Ahmadinejad by advocating the disappearance of Israel was proposing the creation of a democratic single state of Palestine for Jews, Christians and Moslems alike. And the media bosses in the West also are aware that; if “ Israel off the map” was not seen as a declaration of war rather than a proposal for lasting peace in the region; then the public view of Iran would probably change and people would start asking: what is all the fuss about Iran and its nuclear program?

  6. Khalifah Aaed shall boycut the U$King ZoO dustoOR;killing-stealincc-lyinkkk Soon.

  7. Planet earth — A lair’s paradise

    As a lie is an illusion of good hiding misery, a liar’s pretense of good hiding an intent to be enriched upon our misery, to create a world free of lies all we need do is give everyone equal intelligence, which would give everyone an equal knowledge of good.

    Problem is, if everyone had the intelligence of the rich nobility, the world would be one big High Society, no one would have the humility to scrub toilets and what a foul-smelling world this would be.

  8. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. [...]

  9. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and Israel [...]

  10. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. [...]

  11. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and Israel [...]

  12. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and [...]

  13. [...] [...]

  14. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and [...]

  15. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and Israel [...]

  16. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and [...]

  17. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and [...]

  18. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and Israel [...]

  19. [...] is often misquoted as saying he wants to “wipe Israel off the map” — a mistranslation into an English of an idiom that has many believing that he seeks to “exterminate the Israelis.” Rather, a more [...]

  20. [...] is often misquoted as saying he wants to “wipe Israel off the map” — a mistranslation into an English of an idiom that has many believing that he seeks to “exterminate the Israelis.” Rather, a more [...]

  21. [...] is often misquoted as saying he wants to “wipe Israel off the map” — a mistranslation into an English of an idiom that has many believing that he seeks to “exterminate the Israelis.” Rather, a more [...]

  22. [...] is often misquoted as saying he wants to “wipe Israel off the map” — a mistranslation into an English of an idiom that has many believing that he seeks to “exterminate the Israelis.” Rather, a more [...]

  23. [...] But why we should be interested in Mr. Norouzi’s translation in the first place? If this is his own translation, it is the only translation of his which appears on his website, which is devoted to the memory of Dr. Mohammad Mosaddeq. One would imagine that he would have applied his talents as a translator to familiarizing his readers with Dr. Mosaddeq’s true words, or to at least some of the vast literature by or about this great man written in Persian. But there is no sign of this on his site. I felt kind of sorry for the fellow when he was asked to pronounce this disputed sentence in Persian–there was audible panic in his voice as he stumbled in his thick American accent over what I assume was the transliteration of the Persian phrase. Refer to his interview on antiwar.com at 10:40 [...]

  24. [...] Iran is falsely accused of wanting to “wipe Israel off the map,” by U.S. and Israeli propagandists, the U.S. and Israel [...]

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