Trade with Iran…phaahh..who needs it

I wonder if Helen, Winston and Phil will comment on this latest raving from the madmen of Teheran.

Iran’s biggest-selling newspaper has chosen to tackle the West’s ideals of "freedom of expression" by launching a competition to find the 12 "best" cartoons about the Holocaust.

They are challenging the west to publish those.

Big difference here….the "Danish Cartoons" were not intended to offend, these most certainly are. 

I agree with DPF.

In fact this is a good example of the hypocrisy on this issue. Phil Goff is bleating about how we can’t upset Iran and must not publish the cartoons. Yet Iran’s President is a holocaust denier – something which is pretty offensive to most NZers. So how come Iran can insult NZers sensitivities with impunity but NZ has to self-censor cartoons in the name of trade?

Hypocrisy indeed.

I read somewhere that our trade with Islamic countrys si actually in deficit so any halt in trade would hurt them more than us.

I think we should also be looking most carefully at aid funding to those Islamic countries that are endorsing the actions of the "head-hacker" type. Those being Syria, The Palestinian Authority, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar.  


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