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Khomeini Sucked Earthquake Fund

An outlet for America's ambivalence.
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Americans are a friendly and charitable people. Already the US is sending much aid (at least in absolute amount) to Iran to help them in their suffering after the recent earthquake.

I'm sure many more would contribute if it weren't for the fact that Iran is run by a cliche of theo-fasciests who hate America as much as they hate freedom and love religious fanaticism.

Hence I propose a "Khomeini Sucked Earthquake Fund." People can contribute to it based on their love for their fellow human beings in Iran; and their hatred of the Ayatollahs, Imams, and Mullahs that infest that otherwise great country.

Great Satan, Jan 02 2004

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       Philanthropy for all the wrong reasons. I think a "Bush Sucks" fund for Iraq would catch on with the 18-34 crowd.
motive power, Jan 02 2004
  

       [mp] I do not concur with your assertion upon my demographic.
it sobad, Jan 02 2004
  

       35,000 people dead in the last week. Guess I'm not quite ready to have a laugh about this yet.
waugsqueke, Jan 02 2004
  

       Minus the insult the mullah part, this idea would be baked, as the US government has provided aid despite popular worldview that they would not.   

       [ws]I think it's a serious issue and not for laughter.   

       Although US-hardline Iranian relations have not been healthy since 1979, or more accurately WW2, I think it is the general interest of everyone to help out in such a matter.   

       That Iranian state broadcasts depict us aid as a cold deal from the Great Satan is disheartening, that they have been shown to be negligent in their building codes is revealing. The US must be rational and bleeding heart as it possibly can be in this time.
it sobad, Jan 02 2004
  

       Dear me, I am gratified by such immediate responses. Thank you to all.   

       motive power, if bad things can be done for the right reasons, couldn't the opposite happen?   

       As for the "Bush Sucks" fund. Sure. Why not?   

       "Minus the insult the mullah part, this idea would be baked, as the US government has provided aid despite popular worldview that they would not."   

       Yes, but this might be seen as a reactive thing of gov't channels.   

       "I think it's a serious issue and not for laughter."   

       Note I referred to the emotion of ambivalence.   

       "Although US-hardline Iranian relations have not been healthy since 1979, or more accurately WW2, I think it is the general interest of everyone to help out in such a matter."   

       Yes, but this would reinforce the notion that the aid is being given despite the theo-fascists.   

       "That Iranian state broadcasts depict us aid as a cold deal from the Great Satan is disheartening, that they have been shown to be negligent in their building codes is revealing. The US must be rational and bleeding heart as it possibly can be in this time."   

       Pity there aren't harder-hitting media attacks on the Iranian leaders.
Great Satan, Jan 02 2004
  

       Are there any?
it sobad, Jan 02 2004
  

       I read a long time ago that Russia was the first country to offer aid after the great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire in 1906. My recollection is that we were not on the best of terms.   

       Also, didn't Fidel Castro offer condolences immediately after the 9/11 attacks?   

       It may be a bit anachronistic, but I still believe in the adage of winning the hearts and minds without strings and politics.
Klaatu, Jan 03 2004
  

       I understand that Russia was pretty pro-American in them days. It was among the first to recognize the US (Morocco being the first), didn't trade with the South during the Civil War, and realized that Alaska was going cheap--but they rather the Americans have it than Britain.   

       "Also, didn't Fidel Castro offer condolences immediately after the 9/11 attacks?"   

       I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised if he did--but Castro seems more defiant than hateful.   

       "It may be a bit anachronistic, but I still believe in the adage of winning the hearts and minds without strings and politics."   

       According to Bernard Lewis <msp?>, the Iranians--as a people--like Americans. But the theo-fascists are unlikely to be won over with (unconditional) aid--unless it's a bribe.
Great Satan, Jan 03 2004
  

       and yet it might open a few more wallets.
Great Satan, Jan 05 2004
  
      
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