How Do You Say “Irony” In Farsi?

This from the people who destroy ancient relics and sites because they have statues

An Iranian official on Sunday lashed out at the Hollywood movie “300” for insulting the Persian civilization, local Fars News Agency reported.
Javad Shamqadri, an art advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, accused the new movie of being “part of a comprehensive U.S. psychological war aimed at Iranian culture”, said the report.

Retard. The ancient Persians were a highly advanced culture for their day. You guys are stuck in the 8th century.

Shamqadri was quoted as saying “following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Hollywood and cultural authorities in the U.S. initiated studies to figure out how to attack Iranian culture,” adding “certainly, the recent movie is a product of such studies.”
The movie’s effort wound be fruitless, because “values in Iranian culture and the Islamic Revolution are too strongly seated to be damaged by such plans”, said the Iranin official.

Oops, gotta throw in the remark about those schemin’ Joos. Their plans are coming to fruition but now you’ve figured it out! Oh No!

7 Responses to “How Do You Say “Irony” In Farsi?”

  1. Mike Rentner says:

    The Persians were considered decadent by the Greeks. If the current people in charge of Persia had any sense, they would say the movie shows a less powerful, more religious culture fighting against a descending and decadent one. That would work more in their favor.
    But then, they’re not very bright.
    1979. I’ve been waiting since 1979 to enter Iran with a rifile in my hand. Please don’t make me wait much longer!!!

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Heh. The Iranians don’t like “300”? I am so going to see it.
    Mike — mahyaps you’ll get your chance. If so, good luck!

  3. Gunslinger says:

    Yep. I’m definitely going to see “300” this weekend!

  4. Oh, I see you never got an answer to your question, “How Do You Say ‘Irony’ In Farsi?”
    There may be another akhbar in there someplace, I can’t remember for certain.

  5. Vahid says:

    Just a note, i don’t think you are correct in asserting that the Iranian government goes around destroying ancient historical stuff. (they do however destroy more recent valuable historical buildings) That was the neighbors, the talibans in Afghanistan’s doing. And speaking of irony, even the Iranians scoffed at the taliban for being “backwards”. True!

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Fair enough, Vahid.

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