Iranians take to U.S. Navy's Facebook to protest 'Arabian Gulf'
Washington Post
05-Dec-2010 (14 comments)

Iranians have taken to Facebook to show their displeasure, writing messages of support for "Persian Gulf" on the U.S. Navy's Facebook page. All day, messages such as: "It's not A.R.A.B.I.A.N gulf. It was PERSIAN gulf. It is PERSIAN gulf and It will be PERSIAN gulf... mistakes like these are not expected from the Army name itself the most powerful one in the world. There is no name except PERSIAN gulf accepted by United Nations for the Gulf located right in the middle of the old PERSIAN empire."

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Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


yet another result of Obama and his pet Billary. I voted for this SOB and will never do so again.

In January, the Riyadh-based Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation
called off athletics games planned for Tehran in April because of
Iran's use of the term "Persian Gulf" on winners' medals.

Solidarity my ass. The Araba are our historical enemies. I do not want solidarity with them. I do not want them as my friends. Not until they learn to say Persian. And to take their religion and go back to the desert hell they came from.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Re: Bidar Sho

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


In gadar dado havar nazan sobheh zood agah shotor! Dashtam khabe padesha mididam bekhod bidaram kardi. Bezar begiram bekhabam. Khodet pa sho chai dam kon. Vagti hazer shod biyaresh bego pa misham.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Why we should not use Iranian Sea for Oman and Arabian Sea

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

Why we should not use Iranian Sea for Oman and Arabian Sea

Great Idea. I also suggest we refer to "Palestine" as Judia and Samaria. That will get them hyped up.

There is a lot of meaning in a name. Ironically these same Arabs idolize Iran! In the USA I routinely get approached by Arabs who tell me how they look up to us. I was at a restaurant with my kid. The waiter was from north Africa. As soon as he heard I was Iranian I got VIP treatment. This whole thing will come to a head. In Iraq you get more respect speaking Persian than if you speak English. One guy was telling me the only way to get good accommodations in Southern Iraq is to speak Persian.



Bidar sho!!!!!

by Shutruk on


I hope all of you realize the contempt the US military has for Iran that they are prepared to slander Iran's heritage in such an egregious way.

Sahameddin Ghiassi

Why we should not use Iranian Sea for Oman and Arabian Sea

by Sahameddin Ghiassi on

If the Arabs can change so easily the historial names, why we should not use the other two waters with Iranian names?


باید سنگ قبرها را هم عوض کرد




by yolanda on

Just visited US Navy's website on facebook.....the protest and debate rage is the response given by the US Navy posted on the fb website:


Why there are protest posts on the U.S. Navy wall by U.S. Navy on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 1:35pm

You may have found the large number of posts to the U.S. Navy wall regarding the Navy's use of "Arabian Gulf" vice "Persian Gulf" confusing. We thought this article may help offer background as to the recent activity on this page. (ll)


The reason why the Navy chooses to use "Arabian Gulf" and not the historically used "Persian Gulf" is that "Arabian Gulf" is the naming convention recognized by our regional Arab partner nations and used by the U.S. Navy in the 5th Fleet area of operations.


So US Navy decided to side with Arab partner nations instead of following a 2000 year old name, Persian Gulf!

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

May be they meant " ARABIAN GOLF" as to where they'll be playing GOLF for the next XXX years to come .   Maziar

Anonymous Observer

Another example of Arab racism against Persians

by Anonymous Observer on

They can't stand the name of a body of water with the word Fars in it.  Now keep kissing their asses and make "Mokhtar Nameh."  

On another note, congratulations to them.  They won this game.  They won it because they put the interests of their people and their culture over everything else.  And they didn't concentrate on liberating "Ghods", even though that's Arab land, over the interests of their own people.  Even the Palestinians and South Lebanese united with other Arabs over the "Arabian Gulf" issue.  Good for them.    



by yolanda on

Thank you for posting this is funny that US Navy keeps deleting the protest messages on their facebook, but never answers the question why they changed the name to Arabian Gulf!


"Golfo persico" inscribed on Roma's wall more than 2000 y. ago

by Hajminator on

I emailed this link, with its english translation, to US Navy

 Listen to the italian guy speaking english.


Express yourself via ACTION: e-message to def. sec. Robert Gates

by MM on

Hoshang Targol

The 'sickle' you refer to is actually of Indian

by Hoshang Targol on

origins. Many believe it to be of the same family as Indian Sick's. Keep in mind that Khomeini's grand father was an 'imported' Shia clergy from India. They used to import them from Lebanon, Iraq and India. One silver lining could be, if we get tired of Arab bashing we could always start Indian bashing? cheers

P.S. something along the lines of "Blazing Saddle"s  mob-lynch scene!

Darius Kadivar

Why don't they do the same for the Arab Sickle on Our Flag ?

by Darius Kadivar on

All Fine to protest against the use of Arabian Gulf but Why blame anyone for making the confusion when we have Masochistically replaced the Sun and Lion:

Googoosh & Mehrdad Shenasname Man


with that Ugly Fork "ALLAH" ?