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February 24th, 2012
03:25 PM ET

Sean Stone on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "I don't care if he believes in the Holocaust"

On Thursday, Piers Morgan welcomed Sean Stone for a candid, and revealing interview, during which the filmmaker shared his unique perspectives on the Middle East.

The son of legendary director Oliver Stone, young Stone recently converted to Islam while in Iran, and has had meetings and discussions with current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

When asked why a man of Jewish upbringing would be interested in spending time with a leader who calls the Holocaust a "big deception," Stone offered his stance:

"Regardless if he believes it or not, it does not justify – to our thinking at least – the occupation of the West Bank, and the fact that the Palestinian situation has not been resolved in that region," explained Stone. "I don't care if he believes in the Holocaust. I don't want to see our country go to war."

As the fascinating interview continued, The 27-year-old director expressed his hopes for peace and nonviolence, while attempting to clarify what he considers to be untruths regarding the Middle East.

"My issue, really, is I don't want to see our country go to war, and, you know, if it's going to be over the potential threat that Iran is to Israel, I would say that's a complete lie," explained Stone. "We are in a very dangerous situation – precarious situation – right now, if Israel gets the green light, and attacks preemptively Iran, the way that we preemptively attacked Iraq. That's what I'm most concerned about."

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  1. Sammy

    Who is this guy?? Why do you even invite this moron to your show? This idiot is not an academic, nor scholar, he is the son of has-been director!! Just because they direct movies does not make them smart enough to change the world! I mean, c'mon!!! He is not even the director of any movie!!!!! He is just trying to get attention and you gave it to him! To listen to this imbecile speak, he makes no sense, he has this stupid smirk on his face and he looks and sounds like Tori Spelling's husband!! Get real people to your interviews, people that can bring content, not this airhead stoner!!

    February 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sara

      Sammy- I would have to wholeheartedly disagree with you on the fact that Stone's comments are rubbish. His points are extremely valid actually. This threat of Iran has been blown completely out of proportion.

      February 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jannsmoor

        I am 60 and lived through the 60's when we grade schoolers were subjected to nuclear war drills (which WOULD NOT have saved our lives since there is no school drill to avoid radiation) and listened to the neocons try to talk us into a first strike nuclear war with Russia and China. Now we trade with them. You are SO RIGHT. Beating the war drums for attacking Iran are completely out of proportion. And Piers has shown himself to be a right wing radical neo con.

        February 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ariana

        Nicely said Sara & Jansmoor. Thank you for making sense out of this. Piers Morgan is by far the worst interviewer I've ever watched on television. How he got to step into Larry King's footsteps is beyond me. He antagonizes his guests, asks idiotic questions, and comes off as someone who spends more time reading (or editing) glossy magazines than anything of substance. Mr. Stone was intelligent, forthcoming, and logical in his arguments. Piers clearly had an agenda, though sadly, he wasn't smart enough to execute it properly.

        February 25, 2012 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
      • jeffj

        Blown out of proportion? 1. Iran makes a statement that they think Israel should be wiped off the face of the earth. 2. Iran starts researching and then enriching uranium. They say it is for energy, and yet they are int he middle east which sits on all the oil! So obviously it's not for energy. Yep, I would say that's a threat.

        February 25, 2012 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        I'm not sure what you guys call "out pt proportion" but here are the facts: Iranian leaders have repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel from the map; Iran is doing everything it can to convince its population and the neighboring Arab states (as well as the rest of the world) that it is developing nuclear weapons; Iran has spent billions on intermediate- and long-range ballistic missiles that are virtually harmless without proper warheads; Israel does not have strategic bombers, aircraft carriers or millions of troops but it is widely believed to have several hundreds of nuclear devices; Israel will not sit idle waiting to be nuked but its means to defend itself are pretty limited; If Iran will be allowed to build a bomb its own population and the neighboring Arab states will demand its leaders to make true of their promises and destroy Israel. All this means that if Iran will not be stopped there will be a nuclear war in the Middle East which will turn the richest oil fields on the planet into a radioactive desert and will send the world economy into a crisis of unimaginable proportions... AND YOU CALL THIS "OUT OF PROPORTIONS"???

        February 25, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Hafsa

        Nicely put Sara and Jannsmore, fact is, some people, seeing the words islam and iran, disregard what the gentleman has to say and become blind to the facts. I regard Sammy's comment to be baseless, Sean is infact highly educated and has every right to voice this opinion. He studied History at Princeton and Oxford.
        Well done Sean, well done, WELL DONE, I so wish you could read this. May God bless you and give you a high place in heaven. Amen.

        February 25, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Sammy

        Just because he studied at Princenton does not make him a smart person! I also have a degree from Columbia University, and 2 more degrees! The difference is that I got admitted based on my own merit and do find out the facts on my own merit as well, unlike this idiot that gets this attention simply because he has a has been director last name. To meet a

        February 25, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Sammy

        ... If he went to Proncenton, he should check his sources correctly and not assume that a holocaust denier is a sane person! I am not for war, I'm just against lunatics lIke papa smurf! I am against this guys efforts to believe that this crazy leader has any good intentions, and what Sean is missing is hat he is giving crazy leaders a platform to promote heir crazy ideas. Just because I think Stone is an airhead and naive, this y no means implies hat I support a war with Iran. I am against this as I am to morons who promote crazy leaders like papa smurf.

        February 25, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Sammy

        Don't forget that he is promoting the same idiot hat believes hat Iran is free of gays and also that HIV is an American disease! Oh, and that the holocaust never happened!!!

        February 25, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
      • FedUp

        And what exactly are the facts, Hafsa? What is it that we're missing about Iran? What have we misunderstood about the Islamists?

        February 25, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
      • muneeba

        all brainwashing comes in two parts:first the universally acceptable principles of what is rightful to do and then on its

        basis a direction is provided,usually a job of media and politicians or legislative authorities,its a tunnel-vision

        supporting the interest of the exploiter,meant to ensure that their actions are perceived as being in perfect conformity

        with the right-perceived values by the masses.usually the minds being conditioned can not distinguish when they are being

        fed with lies covered up in the attractive wrapping of a result,all actions,right or wrong,can be justified

        using the brainwashing technique including providing only the information that achieves your predetermined results for you

        and withholding all information that contradicts it,however true it may be.
        these brainwashed masses then act as supporters of that idea and provide resistance to other contradicting ideas.thats

        plain,simple use of understanding and exploiting how the human brain functions.
        sean happens to be in the middle of such resistance cuz he refused to be a product of such brainwashing.kudos!and that is

        why he is taking the wrapping only,rejecting the lies and on its basis asking the right questions that come in any

        unbrainwashed mind.and he is only providing a platform to the people to also think out of the box of deception that they grew up thinking with in.

        March 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • muneeba

        all brainwashing comes in two parts:first the universally acceptable principles of what is rightful to do and then on its
        basis a direction is provided,usually a job of media and politicians or legislative authorities,its a tunnel-vision supporting the interest of the exploiter,meant to ensure that their actions are perceived as being in perfect conformity with the right-perceived values by the masses.usually the minds being conditioned can not distinguish when they are being fed with lies covered up in the attractive wrapping of a result,all actions,right or wrong,can be justified using the brainwashing technique including providing only the information that achieves your predetermined results for you and withholding all information that contradicts it,however true it may be.these brainwashed masses then act as supporters of that idea and provide resistance to other contradicting ideas.thats plain,simple use of understanding and exploiting how the human brain functions.
        sean happens to be in the middle of such resistance cuz he refused to be a product of such brainwashing.kudos!and that is why he is taking the wrapping only,rejecting the lies and on its basis asking the right questions that come in any
        unbrainwashed mind.and he is only providing a platform to the people to also think out of the box of deception that they grew up thinking with in.

        March 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
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        April 3, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Em

      Sammy, I think your comments are the ones that come off as ignorant here. Before speaking about someone you really should understand who they are. You have no interest in his history, his background or anything other than he was brought up by someone from Hollywood and that clearly offends you. Obviously what he said didn't bother you as much as how he was able to get there. Relax, we all use what was given to us in different ways and I think it's nice to see a young wealthy man brought up by a Hollywood director using their money and given power in a positive way rather than to get through the door at a club.

      February 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sammy

        Im sorry to disagree with you, but my ignorance is different than yours in the sense that "Stoner" believes he can make sense on a man that doesn't believe the holocaust happened! I have some videos and pictures that can give this man some sense. But I'm ignorant? I'm not the one thinking that such a man can be changed, but Stoner and you believ it can happen! I sure hope I'm the ignorant!

        February 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Den

      Stone's repsonse to Morgan that Israel should not occupy the west bank, is not at all related to ahMADinijad's anti -semitic views of Jews, Israel and the Holocaust. As fas as Stone's conversion to Islam – form a Jewish perspective he is still considered a Jew. He can denounce Jews and Israel till he is blue in the face – when the people come once again t tryo kill the Jews, they will call him a bloody Jew, and won't take into account his so-called conversion. Self loathing Jews are a sad minority. The Jews will survive !.. after all we're still around after all the attempts to wipe us out

      February 25, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • iohn

      Sean Stone filmography
      As actor
      Salvador (1986) as Boyle's Baby
      Wall Street (1987) as Rudy Gekko
      Born on the Fourth of July (1989) as Young Jimmy Kovic
      JFK (1991) as Jasper Garrison
      Heaven & Earth (1993)
      The Doors (1994) as Young Jim Morrison
      Natural Born Killers (1994) as Kevin
      Nixon (1995) (1997) as Donald Nixon
      U Turn (1997)
      Any Given Sunday (1999)
      Fighting Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander (2005) himself as narrator
      Resurrecting Alexander (2005) himself as narrator
      Perfect Is the Enemy of Good (2005) himself as narrator
      W. (2008)
      Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
      Nevo (2011) as Stephan
      Graystone (2011) as Sean
      American Road (2011) as Jack Kerouac
      Don't Pass Me By (2012) as Josh Malek
      As director, producer, cinematographer, screenwriter
      Fighting Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander (2005) (as qriter, producer, director, cinematographer)
      The Death of Alexander (2005) (as producer, director, cinematographer)
      Resurrecting Alexander (2005) (as producer, director, cinematographer)
      Perfect Is the Enemy of Good (2005) (as producer, director, cinematographer)
      Nuremberg: A Vision Restored (2007) (as producer, director, cinematographer)
      Singularity (2008) (as writer, producer, director)
      Graystone (2011) (as writer, director)

      March 11, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Casper's Mom

    Love his intelligence and courage. Wake up America, the war machine is making money off your sleeping state.

    February 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shendy

      Philip Carr:I loved it! The promo had me looking out for it on Showcase and when I cgauht it over the weekend I was pleasantly surprised at the high grade production value and the stellar acting of the principal characters. The premise while done was given a new spin which made it exciting. I am looking forward to many more episodes and a run of many years. A big bonus for me was learning that it is a Canadian product. Well done, and thanks.

      April 3, 2012 at 2:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Baban

      get them into citeaudon and higer citeaudon and that will be thier success for life! thats defiantely 1 heck of a money making project that will be rewarding and successful and then they can be teachers and help others and pass down knowledge etc and work too. also, stop cheap labour. they are humans just as much as every other human in the world. no1 is superior than the other. not even the kings, queens and presidents!

      April 5, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Reed

    Sammy's spot on; this guy is a moron riding on daddy's coattails. At 27, clearly his global perspective and intelligence are extremely limited.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jannsmoor

      And you are a neo con who somehow thinks war solves problems. History has shown (just as recently as the last 10 years) that wars are unbelievably expensive and virtually NEVER accomplish what the neo cons tell us they will accomplish.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • jeffj

        Actually, the last war accomplished nothing because Iraq was one of the countries over there NOT involved in terrorism. Right after 9/11 we went to Afghanistan and then before we were able to track down osama, Bush pulled out and went to iraq. So of course that would not accomplish anything. In this case, the UN inspectors DID find evidence that Iran is enriching uranium. The excuse that an oil-rich state needs it for energy is laughable. They WILL use it when they finally figure out how to enrich it (I mean their closest Ally is Syria and they aren't exactly warm and fuzzy are they?) Do you want a country that said this: to have a nuclear weapon?

        February 25, 2012 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        Can you SHOW A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES when refusal to fight back when attacked SOLVED the problem?

        February 25, 2012 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. vasken

    Piers underestimated Sean Stone. he was for once unprepared and startled. Piers has changed recently. he is now saying and doing what the majority of hi audience like to see and hear rather than being the pragmatic, neutral, and legendary, if i may add, reporter that he once was.. Last night, he was unable to carry on the interview with Sean Stone and cut off Stone abruptly. Stone is bright and courageous.. with this interview, he gained the respect of the non-hypocrites.. there are far more serious threats to the US and western society than the remote third world Iran.. will Piers interview the CEO of The Carlyle Group anytime soon ? If media is about unveiling the truth, then show us Piers ! and stop cutting off people with the views of whom you happen to disagree..

    February 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. FedUp

    Why do people like this imbecile get a platform? Who is he? What has he ever done in this world? Why is he pompous enough to think his conversion to Islam can "open a dialogue" that will change the world? Stone is so blinded by his own hubris, he can't even see that that misunderstood and loveable rogue, Ahmadinejad, just LOVES American morons like him. Doesn't get better than the enemy spreading the propaganda for him.

    This man is educated FAR beyond his intelligence. He studied history at Princeton, I believe. Reminds me of "A Fish Called Wanda" when Jamie Leigh Curtis calls Kevin Kline an ape, and he says "apes don't read philosophy", and she responds, "Yes they do, Otto. They just don't understand it!"

    February 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jannsmoor

      Of the 19 hijackers who died in the attack on the world trade center, and of those who have since been prosecuted for their participation, NOT A SINGLE ONE was Iranian. You may not like Ahmadenijad or the Mullahs, but the Iranian people actually like Americans. They are one of the few Islamic people who like us. Why would you want to go to war with them and turn them against us?

      February 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • FedUp

        I don't want to go to war with Iran, but I sure as hell don't trust Ahmadinejad. He needs to be watched, not coddled.

        I'd like to see Sean Stone renounce his American citizenship ... leave the money, comfort, and freedom of a country that allows him to openly spew his nonsense ... to go live in Iran. Let's see him make that commitment.

        February 24, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        NO ONE wants to go to war with Iran. It's some "bad" Iranians who just happen to be the leaders of Iran who want to "wipe the regime in Jerusalem from the map" and spend billions on development of ballistic missiles and and nuclear weapons to do it.

        February 25, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Anti warmongers

        Thinker27,please study and educate yourself a bit more and don't accept whatever the media tells you.Iran will never ever be able to wipe Israel off the map even if they could make a nuclear bomb, because that is suicidal act.the missiles test that you see is to make people like you believe that Iran is a danger like Iraq which turned out to be all lies.Iran is doing that because they are under treat all the time by america and European.and they want to show that they can defend themselves,

        February 25, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        Anti warmongers, please realize that some of us are way more educated and know way more than you'll ever dream of. Then try to follow your own advice to study and educate yourself. Hopefully, you'll discover that in September, 2001 Afghanistan attacked the US killing 3000 American citizens and KNOWING PERFECTLY WELL THAT IT WAS A SUICIDAL ACT. I do not have any reason to believe that the views of Taliban leaders of Afghanistan in 2001 were any different from the views of Shia leaders of Iran today. BOTH were Muslims, BOTH ruled their respective countries in accordance to Sharia laws, BOTH were calling for Jihad... You'll be amazed how many new things you'll learn if you'll actually study and educate yourself... Good luck!

        February 25, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Anti warmongers

        Thinker23 for your information Taliban are still around and the war not been suicidal to them completely after 10 years, you call yourself a very highly educated person that I dream of,then I suppose for a highly educated person like you which you sound like you have a PHD in warmongering we are talking about a nuclear war which you believe Iran will start after getting long would that lasts?10 years?any survival any neighbouring country to refuge or scape to? and you are comparing a nuclear war that Iran has intention to start against Israel to the war in Afghanistan that the Taliban started by 9/11.
        I am not supporting Iranian regime by any means but do you think the answer to the differences is war and at what costs I mean human lives.

        February 25, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        "Anti war mongers"... Did I ever say that Iran WILL NOT be around after a war against Israel? It will definitely be a DIFFERENT Iran but so is Afghanistan after a war with the US, is not it?

        February 25, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        "Anti war mongers"... I think that the answer to differences is a NEGOTIATED PEACE AGREEMENT. Unlike you, however, I realize that BOTH SIDES must be willing and able to negotiate for negotiations to succeed while only ONE SIDE can start and maintain a war. This means that as long as Iran is threatening to erase Israel from the map Israel will have to prepare to a possible Iranian attack.

        February 25, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
      • muneeba

        its perfectly true that if u lie too much,it becomes the truth or at least people start to believe it to be true..9/11 was a false flag operation,smaller damage to achieve greater advantage,an excuse to attack afghanistan and iraq..why dont you guys ask why NORAD didnt act in time when normally if a flight goes off course for 60 seconds its security activates when even the time between the north and south tower attack was around 17 minutes,i guess and neither NORAD nor American air force were able to counter attack and at least save the second tower from being sorry if your own security agencies failed so miserably to protect you from your government's offensives,you should ask why,imperatively because u say you are educated..and since when does the afghan govt of that time have anything to do with 9/11??? it has always been alqaeda NOT afghanistan or its government that was ever linked to 9/ might as well wanna set the record straight after 11 they never did anything suicidal..just a false flag operation conducted successfully and mission accomplished..after so many years of the crusade,the "war of terror",that bush started and obama seems to want to continue because the people who have long been conditioned by the media and politicians to always feel fearful and paranoid,vote to those who apparently attempts to make them secure again nobody cares to see what the mortality rate of these wars is and how outrageously it outnumbers the around 3000 people who the american government killed in the 9/11 attacks..exactly like nobody cares about the holocaust that takes place in gaza almost everyday since more than 6 decades now but they still remember the european holocaust that happened once but the price for which palestinians pay everyday...

        March 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • muneeba

        *death toll 😛

        March 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Judy Slay

    Sean Stone is lost! He needs JESUS! He is the ONLY way to God! I will pray for you.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jannsmoor

    This was easily one of Piers WORST interviews ever. If his goal was to tell the American public he's a neocon war monger, he succeeded. If his goal was to any degree journalism, it was so lacking. Ahmadenajad is not the brightest bulb on the tree but to extrapolate from that we should destroy the Iranian civilization is a hundred times more lunatic fringe than Ahmadenajad. As Sean Stone CORRECTLY pointed out, Ahmadenajad does NOT control the country – he is NOT a dictator. He has NO control over Iran's military. He is elected but he is only a figurehead.

    To say we should invade Iran and bankrupt ourselves over this is the absolute height of crazy. It's like China saying they should destroy America because Romney claims China is America's enemy. I am 60 and lived through the nuclear attack drills of the 60's when the right wing crazies wanted us to attack Russia and Red China because they allegedly 'posed a threat.' And what is the reality? We have nuclear arms treaties with Russia and buy billions of dollars worth of goods from China.

    Piers, where were you in the 60's? Where is you understanding of recent history? For that matter, where are you now? There are no leaders in the world who are crazier than the leaders of North Korea. There are no leaders in the world who are less concerned with the welfare of their own people. Yet, even they know an attack on the US would lead to their utter destruction. It's called DETERRENCE Piers and history has shown it works much better than "Preventive War." And America – what is up with you people? What on earth makes you want to send your children and fortune to evaporate in Iran, while killing untold innocent people who actually like America?

    February 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anti war mongers

      Very well said Jannsmoor.the Zionist are working hard and making up these wars to achieve their goals of more money and power at the cost of American lives and other innocent people.

      in 1954 CIA on behalf of British bp company in Iran successfully removed the democratic elected prime minster called mosadeg who nationalized oil industry from power to control oil.

      unfortunately because of CIA acts Iranian people since 1954 have not seen democracy.a lots of suffering and loss from Iran-Iraq war which saddam after been captured confessed that he was encouraged to start the war by american.

      after 9/11 Israel proposed to make a coalition force which could include America,Israel,British,France and some other countries to attack countries who support terrorist like Iran,Syria,Iraq, Afghanistan.... etc.. that made me think who is going to benefit from 9/11.of course the proposal was not accepted.

      nobody ever criticise Israel about proposing of attacking other countries who are against their invasions and aggressions.

      the most important war mongers tools which are media are working hard again to start another possible war they are already making more profit from the increase in oil prices also they are watching the upcoming election in united state and will support whoever that would listen to them for going to war like George Bush but American people need to wake up and learn from passed wars which has brought disasters for millions of people including american who have lost their children over nothing and also have to pay for all the costs through taxes.

      February 25, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Thinker23

        Israel NEVER started any wars. Israel NEVER attacked any other country without being attacked first. Not a single American soldier ever participated in any of Israeli wars. These are FACTS and FACTS are pretty tough to argue with.

        February 25, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        In 1917 Germany successfully removed the democratic government in Russia and installed the Bolshevik regime (at least, to the same degree the CIA removed the government of Iran). As a result, the Russians did not see democracy for 70 years. If it a good enough reason for the Russians to hate Germans TODAY?

        In 1939 Germany started WWII in which more than 50 million people were killed. Is it a good enough reason for the Europeans to have Germany TODAY?

        In 1945 the Soviets occupies East Europe and installed puppet Communist regimes there. Is it a good enough reason for the Poles, the Bulgarians, the Romanians, the Czechs and others to hate the Russians TODAY?

        If you answer NO to all these question you'll realize how stupid the argument about the CIA involvement in the restoration of monarchy in Iran back in 1953 is.

        February 25, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
      • FedUp

        Thinker23, please don't confuse us all with facts, and logic, and sound reasoning. You are interfering with our anti-American, anti-Israel automatic knee-jerk response to every global issue.

        February 25, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
      • Anti warmongers

        Thinker 23 Israel did attacked Iraq nuclear facility during Iran-Iraq war whithout being attacked first,
        Iraq could not get involeved with another war at the time and it has been prooved that Iraq nuclear facility was not capable of making nuclear weapon.also bombed Syria nuclear facility witout any solid proof that was a treat to them only on assumptions.
        none of these countries ever said clearly that they want to wipe off Israel off the map as long as I know.

        Israel also started a war against Hezbollah over two soldiers hostage taking by Hezbollah for prisoners swapping in 2007,do you think Israel was attacked by Hesbollah over two soldeirs being taken hostage?and getting hundereds of people killed on both sides?,but I fact was Israel wanted to destroy Hezbollah completey and it didn't work just again innocent life were lost including people in Israel and the outcome was just disaster for people and Hezbollah regraded the result a victory becuse Israel could'nt achive thier objectives.

        These are ALSO FACTS and FACTS are pretty tough to argue with as you said.

        February 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        "Israel did attacked Iraq nuclear facility during Iran-Iraq war whithout being attacked first..."

        This is not true as Iraq was AT WAR with Israel since 1948. Attacking an enemy DURING A WAR is NOT "attacking first". Further, Saddam supported various Palestinian terrorist organizations including but not limited to Abu Nidal group. According to UN Resolution 3314 this is a BONA FIDE ACT OF AGGRESSION (unprovoked attack justifying use of force). The same applies to Syria as well. Further, BOTH Syria and Iraq signed the Khartoum Resolution of the Arab League declaring that there will be NO recognition of Israel, NO negotiations with Israel, NO peace. Still further, BOTH Iraq and Syria rejected ANY possible peaceful solution that would not involve destruction of Israel.

        "Israel also started a war against Hezbollah over two soldiers..."

        This is another lie. While kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldiers was by itself an act of aggression justifying use of force against Lebanon it was the last drop that filled the bucket after many years of Lebanese-based terrorists against Israel. The fact is that Israel COULD eliminate Hezbollah together with hundreds of thousands of Lebanese citizens but it chose (as always) to save the lives.

        February 26, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Gil Jay

    Sahme on Piers for subjecting his viewers to such a pathetic guest on his show and giving this confused, attention seeking, lost guy a national platform. Why does he subject his viewrs to this educationaly challenged guy anyays? who is he? oh, yes, exuse me, he is the son of the famous movie director Oliver Stone! Who gives a dam? There is alott to be said about the brainwashed and incoherent thoughts of this young man whose soul has obviously been captured and put to work for the extremist muslim mantra. But I don't blaim him for his emotional goulash, it's his right to think and beleive whatever he wishes. I am however appalled that Mr Piers Morgan would succomb to to such trash and expose it on his show.

    February 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anti war mongers

      SHAME ON YOU ,you would't be saying that if you had lost your son in Iraq war which was for nothing.

      February 25, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Willy Nilly

    Thank God we still have patriots like Sean Stone around, and Piers should be ashamed for cutting him off–during the entire interview, Shame on you Piers, let the boy talk. Our Military Industrial Complex is scared to death we're gonna run out of Wars. Stop Raytheon, stop these remote controlled Drone murders, and let's focus on keeping America's head above water. Netanyahu is bound and determined to "F" with our November 2012 election, and this interview shows us that Piers is just another willing Tool.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • FedUp

      Yes, it's all Netanyahu's fault. If only Israel didn't exist, then all our problems would be solved, right? Hmmm, where have we heard this before?

      Let's all sit back and let the Islamists do their thing in the world. Meh, they're no real threat. They'd NEVER do anything so stupid like a suicidal act! They'd NEVER send their young men and women to blow themselves up and take down as many Jews and Americans with them!! Oh, wait ...

      February 25, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • danka

      very well said willy nilly, i agree 100%. It is a very serous situation and we need to do something about it or there is going to be 2012 end of the world. I wish there is a way we could support this very smart young man and somehow stand behind him publicly. Most of the Americans who care about anything, are following the stupid presidential race and are not paying attention to the Israel/Iran situation. Is there a facebook movement against any military intentions? It should be. We have to organize something.

      February 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Robert

    Israel could surrender all disputed lands in question, and release all Palestinian prisoners from their jails, and Iran would STILL want to exterminate them and wipe them off the map. This guy Stone lives in La-La land if he thinks the conflict is over land or detainees.

    February 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    February 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • FedUp

      Very smart, "Murray Yiffelblat". The "Jewish controlled media" is so very kind to Israel, isn't it. Never paints Israel's actions of self-defense as unnecessary aggression. No, never. The media NEVER allows muslim leaders to LIE unabashedly about ... well, everything. Hey, the media is making up what's going on in Syria right now JUST to bolster Israel's designs on world domination.

      As the old joke goes: One Israeli asks another why he only reads Arab newspapers. The second Israeli says "If I read the Israeli papers, all I hear is bad news about the Jews. But the Arab papers constantly claim we are all rich and successful, and rule the world!

      February 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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      April 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Robert

    You ever notice how no one in Iran can find a razor? Everyone walks around with a 5 o'clock shadow on their face-–even Ahmadinejad and his military officers. Not very professional, in my opinion. If you're going to grow a beard, then fine. Grow one. Either than or learn to shave. Get rid of this half-way thing. It makes you look like a third-world country.

    February 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Christen al-Iman

    I completely agree with Mr. Sone's position on this particular sitaution. I too, hope some compromise can be made and that a military conflict with Iran is not a viable consideration. I also commend him on his conversion to Ialsm.

    February 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Melissa

    Damn. I didn't know it was a requirement to care if Ahmadinejad believes in the holocaust...

    February 25, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thinker23

      Different positions have different requirements, Melissa. For example, it IS a requirement to have an advanced degree (PhD) in physics to become a physics Professor at a University. This, however, is NOT a requirement for someone seeking a position of a used car salesman. Caring if Ahmadinejad believes in the holocaust IS indeed a requirement for someone claiming to working on a HONEST description of the Iranian leaders and their country.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Melissa

        Can I have cheese with that bologna?

        February 26, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • FedUp

      Hey, Melissa, would you tolerate that kind of talk from Obama? What if you switch the calamity in question to another one, like ... Hiroshima, or the Armenian Genocide, or Rwanda - Would that change the game for you?

      February 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. kidjoojoo

    You all talk this way of Iran because you've never been there. He's been there and seen the people there and knows Iranian people are very peaceful and Nuclear weapon is against their Islamic beliefs. History shows that not once Iran (or persia ever started a war. and they are not bad with jews. They have problem with Israel killing women and children in palestine.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sammy

      But they don't have a problem with the killing in Siria???? Get real!!!!

      February 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • FedUp

        The difference, of course, Sammy, is that Syria is TARGETING its own civilians, whereas Israel defends itself from the kinds of regimes who TARGET THEIR OWN CIVILIANS! If that's what they do to their people, what do you think they do to their enemies??!! And the only reason we even know these days about such vicious acts by Arab leaders is because of cell phones and youtube. Before the internet, this was still going on – we just didn't have access to that information. Why? Because the Arab world has no free press. But, sure, yeah, let's keep deflecting the truth by focusing the world's attention on Israel. That's the way.

        February 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sammy

        So, we agree? Israel is used as a smoke screen by all of these regimes to avoid attention to their real problems. They benefit on having a highly uneducated population whom are easily fulled by blaming all o their problems to the Jews, oh wait, this sounds so 1930's, which is not a coincidence! The bottom lines is that Israel need to be ready just in case this nutcase decides to actually do something, like they did with Irak in the 80's, which helped them avoid a bigger problem when the US decide to go and fight an oil war! The only solution is to cut Iranian influence on Syria and Hezbollah, this way their influence and potential threat will be diminished, but don't ble the israelis for being worried!

        February 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • FedUp

        Yes, Sammy, we agree. I was just adding to your point that you cannot even equate the civilian casualties (when Israel strikes back) with the murders going on in Syria. They are not equal, and should not be compared.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      Iran doesn't have islamic beliefs. They have shia kafir beliefs

      February 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Sammy

    Have you ever heard the Purim story? It's about how the Persians wanted to pull a Hitler on the Jews, and luckyly they were spared! So, before saying that the Persians have always been kind to Jews without really knowing what you are talking about, get the facts first!

    February 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Melissa

    Joos are responsible for all the world's problems. When they are destroyed the world can live in peace.

    February 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • FedUp

      Well, good – at least you came right out and said what you were hinting at earlier. Clearly that's the underlying sentiment being "legitimized" by all the Israeli political talk here. Demonization, vilification etc. etc. Nothing terribly new... *yawn*.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Melissa

        Shut up joo

        February 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • equolity4ever

      get educated

      February 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Not Jews but....

      Melissa Jews did not bring problems to the world, Mofti Al-Husaini did when he alined with Hitler to kill Jews

      February 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. equility4ever

    Shame on you Piers, an eye opening moment, your kind of journalism is twisted representation of truth for spreading propaganda. You are a warmonger who cashes on other peoples misery for moment of fame, and of-course MONEY.

    February 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. here

    He is sick to deny the Holocaust

    February 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melissa

      The holocaust never happened

      February 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Sammy

    Melisa...I feel sorry for you. To blame jews for all the problems in the world is such a lame comment. Let's not get to the root cause of most of the problems, please!!!! You will find out that the one's to blame are narrow minded people like yourself!

    February 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Lari

    Mellisa must be a fake, its not possible that a person can be that dumb.

    February 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. LG

    Please involve an actual nonproliferation expert to assess the risk of Iran. Sean Stone appeared not to know that the issue with Iran is not Bush "preemption", but Iran's commitments as a signee of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, as well as its treatment of IAEA inspectors. It absolutely matters, Sean, if a country is making nuclear weapons. That is the point of the entire global nuclear nonproliferation regime. Educate yourself before broadcasting an uninformed assessment, and let policy makers do their job.

    March 8, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  23. david kiernan

    what happened to American Journalistic intellect? Where are this generations Gore Vidal? Hunter Thompson? Why in gods name is the US public been subjected to the stuck up, biast mumblings of an irrelevant Tory twit? Wake up America...smell the B.S before you end up tasting it....

    March 13, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  26. Alice

    To Jeffj: I frankly don't care about any personal views on the interviewer or interviewee. However, it is good to do a little research (I suppose wikipedia will be more than sufficient for the likes of you). Have you ever heard of NPT. Once you sign, you can enrich accordingly. No proof has ever surfaced suggesting Iran has other intentions than peaceful nuclear energy. This is what the whole talks are about. ... it doesn't really matter whether you're a Muslim or Jew, it's about how intelligent you are... which you don't seem to be very much...

    April 3, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
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