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DADDY WARBUCKS
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Arab bribed....nice phrase.


Iranian-Americans Voice their Anger at Arab-bribed National Geographic
Dec 2, 2004, 14:18

http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_4715.shtml

Iranian-Americans in the United States are scheduled to meet with the President and other senior executives of arab-bribed National Geographic in Washington on December the 6th to voice their anger at the false alternative of the arabian gulf the American institute has offered for the Persian Gulf.

In a rapid two-pronged campaign, many Iranian-American organizations have put intense pressure on National Geographic for its misnaming of the Persian Gulf in its recent World Atlas.

Over 10,000 individual letters have been sent by Iranians protesting the publication's in correct references to the Persian Gulf, and have undersigned a petition with over 65,000(and counting) signatures.

Meanwhile in Tehran the city's annual international book fair banned the National Geographic from taking part in the next edition of the event.

In Southern Iran, hundreds of university students held a gathering to condemn the arab-bribed National Geographic's move.
 

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Did some quick homework on this. "Persia" was renamed "Iran" in 1935, but the name of the "Persian Gulf" remained the same. It took these folks nearly 70 years to notice?

Did a quick search for "Persian Gulf" and came up with lotsa hits. One for "Iranian Gulf" came up with none.
 

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Cut me a break, all this trouble over a name in a book?
 

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Sadly, geography, like many subjects has been politicized for years.

There are no doubt others but I recall a large flap over what to call the Falkland Islands on maps.
 
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