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Is it time to unite the Muslim fundamentalists and Christian fundamentalist to unite for the cause of World Peace? These fundamentalism is a kind of communist ideology in the name of God!!!!!!. Iran and US should change the views and work for a better religion.

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We need our drone back.

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Come to think of it Hollywood has lots of Iranians well Beverly Hills to be exact so this could become a great new movie?? See what Teheran would say to this kind of movie?

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An Episode Worth U.S. Dollar One. oil prices are down by $1/barrel !

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The Fars news agency - ungrateful people!

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Many thanks to the U.S. Navy for their rescue,not to worry about the Fars news agency, Iranians know the difference between propaganda and truth

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Just when the Obama administration and Israel have been threatening Iran, this news comes along.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/world/middleeast/iranians-tell-of-six-weeks-of-fear-with-somali-pirates.html

By the next morning, after the Navy had decided to take the pirates aboard the Kidd and transfer them by helicopter to the >Stennis, ...

I hope the pirates are turned over to Iran.

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I hope the pirates are turned over to Iran.

If Iran wants to prosecute them, the U.S. will be glad to drop them off. The biggest problem with these Somali pirates is nobody wants to go to the expense to prosecute them. In between jurisdiction issues and the difficulty in assembling witnesses where the court will be held, often times nobody wants to do it.

@FARS

"There is suspicion and doubt about this American action, which seems to have been pre-organized," it said.

No. It's the standard procedure whenever a piracy is suspected.

"It was more like a Hollywood film with a fixed location and specific actors," said Fars, highlighting that the U.S. navy had provided video of the incident.

With the number of sailors who own digital video cameras, this would have been caught on video even if the NY Times crew hadn't been on-board.

"This shows the Americans were looking at using it for propaganda advantage," it added.

Well DUH! Americans do humanitarian stuff all the time without fanfare. But when the humanitarian stuff that's done involves an erstwhile "hostile" nationality, it's going to get publicized. Any more glaringly obvious comments to make?

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This is good news!

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Talk about an awkward moment for Ahmedinejad!

Having the thank the satanic crusaders after demanding for months that they they leave the Persian golf immediately...

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The Fars news agency - ungrateful people!

Just three years ago, John McCain and fans were chanting "Bomb, bomb, bomb,....Bomb bomb Iran". America has never even apologized for installing and propping up the Shah. America is prominent among countries putting sanctions on Iran for daring to have a nuclear program like so many of Iran's neighbors. American warships regularly cruise just outside Iranian waters. The blood is so bad between Iran and America that America still has no embassy in Iran.

And America saves one Iranian fishing boat from pirates and you expect gratitude?? I think you would be lucky to get one nail removed from the baseball bat some Iranians would like to bash an American skull with! No, I am afraid if you want Iranian gratitude, its going to take a tab bit more than this!

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Iranian fisherman: "It is like you were sent by God"

Allah Akbar!

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The blood is so bad between Iran and America that America still has no embassy in Iran.

Isn't that the place the Iranians held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days?

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@Denominator,

Just three years ago, John McCain and fans were chanting "Bomb, bomb, bomb,....Bomb bomb Iran".

If they were, then they were just reminiscing on a parody song from the late 70's (during the American Embassy Hostage situation).

America has never even apologized for installing and propping up the Shah.

Probably never will, either. There apparently was fear back then that the communist party was making gains in Iranian elections and that the Prime Minister was leaning towards aligning with the Soviet Union, so the U.S. and Britain backed a coup d'état that made the EXISTING Shah an actual monarch rather than a ceremonial monarch. Don't know whether the fear was justified, but the fear was documented. On a more believable note, others have pointed out that the Iranian Prime Minister's plan to nationalize the oil fields would have effectively shut down the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, a British corporation. The U.S. had to choose between supporting Britain, or supporting democracy in Iran. They chose supporting Britain. So I guess you could say that Iran needs the apology from Britain more than it needs it from the U.S.

America is prominent among countries putting sanctions on Iran for daring to have a nuclear program like so many of Iran's neighbors.

So many neighbors?

Iran's neighbors WITHOUT a nuclear program (clockwise from the South): Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Afghanistan. Total: 10 countries

Iran's neighbor WITH a nuclear program: Pakistan. Total: 1 country.

Last time I checked, "so many" means a lot more than "one".

The blood is so bad between Iran and America that America still has no embassy in Iran.

No, it's still there, it's just that it's been vacant since the Islamic leaders of Iran encouraged the public to invade the embassy and take 52 Americans hostage for over a year. Yeah, the blood is bad between the U.S. and the Iranians.

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The US Navy did what the Iran Navy could not in 45 days...............

Iran welcomes U.S. rescue of nationals from pirates.......... the Iranian govt saying that with clenched teeth............

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It's not the Iranian people that are at odds wit everyone else, its their illegitimate government. I wondeer howwmy o those Iranians asked for asylum?

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