Writing about web page http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250281,00.html
I can't tell if this is Fox playing a joke, or if the Iranians are actually doing it, but whatever the cause, it's one of those how-can-it-be-true kind of moments.
Report: Iran Set to Unveil Herbal AIDS Cure
Iran was set to make fantastic claims on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, including finding an herbal cure for AIDS, an Israeli news agency reported Sunday.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was set to speak of his nation's "great achievements" on Feb. 11, Ynetnews.com reported Sunday, citing the Iranian news agency Fars as its source.
"The Iranian nation will celebrate stabilization and establishment of its nuclear rights during the Ten-Day Dawn [the anniversary of the revolution]," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.
That's got to be Fox taking the piss.
5 comments by 1 or more people
Well the president of the Gambia is already curing AIDS on Thursdays using herbs. So…
05 Feb 2007, 23:16
Mr Concerned about the world
Do you get this horrible feeling, that the americans are going to go after Iran next? How else do you explain sending 20000 extra troops to Iraq, yeah sure to rescue Iraq, how about an additional aircraft carrier, yeah sure to rescue Iraq, I don’t think so, they’re going after Iran. They’re already trying to sell it in the media, Iran does this, Iran does that, it’s all Iran’s fault what is going in Iraq etc etc. The Israelis have already planned it all. Leaked plans of their bombing raids to come, similar to the ones they did against Iraq when they tried to go nuclear in the eighties. They want to stay the only nuclear power in the region. But they seem to have forgotten, that the fact they’ve got the bomb, everyone else will try to have it, if they didn’t want the others to have it, then they shouldn’t have gone out to get it either. What do you think will happen? They got a flavour of the Iranians when they attacked Lebanon, Iranian backed Hizbollah…with primitive weapons, what about Iran with one million soldiers…so what do you think? Do you think they’re going after Iran next?
10 Feb 2007, 23:20
Mr Concerned about the world
Yes. Iran’s in a terrible position atm. It’s got to look at the situation and think:
“Mmmmm three countries on the Axis of Evil /> 1) Iraq – No nukes – invaded.
2) North Korea – Nukes – not invaded.
3) Iran – No nukes – facing all sorts of belligerence… perhaps getting invaded…. but maybe if we have nukes we’ll avoid an invasion.”
But then again if it does develop nuclear weapons, the international community will be having kittens.
So what it’s got to do is go the Israeli route. Develop nuclear weapons, deny that you’ve developed them but hint that you might have them. Should keep the invading Americans off of your doorstep.
If Iran does develop nuclear weapons then I think America will focus efforts on a joint operation with Israel to take Syria.
11 Feb 2007, 14:22
i read quite a few reports on how we’ve long obtained a cure for AIDS, but it’s just better for the economy (in a weird screwed up way) to treat it, rather than cure it. i’ve also perceived the iranian president as this rather straightforward, if not sometimes naive ruler who wears hand-me-down jackets to international conferences. china has a proven record of developing herbal treatments for malaria, which leads me to believe herbal medicine can be quite efficient, more natural and less expensive than the drugs developed by the large pharmaceutical companies. so maybe they do have a cure, the iranians, and the africans and many other countries where not everything is so politicised and medicine is still to cure and not to make profit from.
16 Feb 2007, 06:04
I hope they come up with a real cure for this AIDS soon. I just did a blog over on Highbrid Nation about the African President giving his people a “cure” for AIDS if any of you care to read it. Its a sad situation that I hope ends soon.
16 Mar 2007, 21:23
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