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Iranian Alert -- January 23, 2004 -- IRAN LIVE THREAD --Americans for Regime Change in Iran
The Iranian Student Movement Up To The Minute Reports ^ | 1.23.2004 | DoctorZin

Posted on 01/23/2004 12:01:37 AM PST by DoctorZIn

The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” But most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East.

There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. Starting June 10th of this year, Iranians have begun taking to the streets to express their desire for a regime change. Most want to replace the regime with a secular democracy. Many even want the US to over throw their government.

The regime is working hard to keep the news about the protest movement in Iran from being reported. Unfortunately, the regime has successfully prohibited western news reporters from covering the demonstrations. The voices of discontent within Iran are sometime murdered, more often imprisoned. Still the people continue to take to the streets to demonstrate against the regime.

In support of this revolt, Iranians in America have been broadcasting news stories by satellite into Iran. This 21st century news link has greatly encouraged these protests. The regime has been attempting to jam the signals, and locate the satellite dishes. Still the people violate the law and listen to these broadcasts. Iranians also use the Internet and the regime attempts to block their access to news against the regime. In spite of this, many Iranians inside of Iran read these posts daily to keep informed of the events in their own country.

This daily thread contains nearly all of the English news reports on Iran. It is thorough. If you follow this thread you will witness, I believe, the transformation of a nation. This daily thread provides a central place where those interested in the events in Iran can find the best news and commentary. The news stories and commentary will from time to time include material from the regime itself. But if you read the post you will discover for yourself, the real story of what is occurring in Iran and its effects on the war on terror.

I am not of Iranian heritage. I am an American committed to supporting the efforts of those in Iran seeking to replace their government with a secular democracy. I am in contact with leaders of the Iranian community here in the United States and in Iran itself.

If you read the daily posts you will gain a better understanding of the US war on terrorism, the Middle East and why we need to support a change of regime in Iran. Feel free to ask your questions and post news stories you discover in the weeks to come.

If all goes well Iran will be free soon and I am convinced become a major ally in the war on terrorism. The regime will fall. Iran will be free. It is just a matter of time.

DoctorZin


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iaea; iran; iranianalert; iranquake; protests; southasia; studentmovement; studentprotest
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Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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1 posted on 01/23/2004 12:01:37 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

2 posted on 01/23/2004 12:04:24 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
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Iran Continues To Amass Equipment For Nuclear Weapons Material

Gary Fitleberg, 01/22/04

In violation of its agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Union, Iran is continuing to procure equipment to enrich uranium, a key ingredient necessary to develop nuclear weapons, Reuters reported.

"They're getting a lot of stuff" according to one Western diplomat, referring to centrifuge technology" as told to Reuters.

Another high-ranking official stated that "The ultimate goal has always been the cessation of enrichment activities and we're clearly not moving in that direction."

Late last year, Hassan Rohani, secretary-general of Iran's Supreme National Security Council and lead negotiator of nuclear disarmament, called Iran's suspension of enrichment activities "temporary" and said "the issue of ending uranium enrichment is not in question and nver has been nor will be."

http://www.americandaily.com/item/4439
3 posted on 01/23/2004 12:05:25 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
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Here is a short article on Zakeri:

http://66.34.243.131/iran/html/article740.html

A senior intelligent officer who escaped from Islamic Republic just days ago spoke to Mr.Meybodi today.

He introduced himself as "Hamid Reza Zakeri" (Nourizadeh confirmed his identity).

He revealed that more than 3000 Islamic Mafia have stolen more than $60 Billion which is kept in various forging banks.

The Islamic Mafia has planned it's exit in 2004 (1383 Arabic calendar).

In the meantime the Islamic Mafia is planning to create civil war in Iran to disintegrate the country in order to ease their escape in the chaos of civil war.

The civil war is planned for the next year. It will start in various provinces; Azarbaijan, Khouzestan, Kordestan, Khorasan, and Balouchestan.

He also revealed that there are close to 5000 spies working for Islamic Republic in various countries.

He declared his allegiance to Reza Pahlavi and asked all Iranians to form a united front against this mafia Islamic family before they destroy our country."

Comment: He is of the opinion that something will happen in Iran in June/July 2004.
4 posted on 01/23/2004 1:32:48 AM PST by AdmSmith
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The question is if this Zakari is an intelligent or an intelligence officer ;-)

There is a site with his name here: http://www.persian.se

What do you think?
5 posted on 01/23/2004 1:39:04 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith
I read a piece in www.baztab.com a couple of weeks ago, which is run by that ruthless thug Mohsen Rezai who is now called Dr. Rezai (he looks like a fruit salesman in downtown Tehran like the rest of'em!). In that short article they said that some forign entity is training up to 300 terrorists in urban warfare so that they enter Iran and start a series of assassinations in Iran (Killing top IR officials namely Province governors etc.). Now, this is make it sounds as though the Islamic Mafia are making the killings from their own lot and in the mayhem they make an escape with the stolen $60Billion.
Mohsen Rezai was the commander of pasdaran and in the same camp as Rafsanjani (Rasman-Jaani, Officially a Criminal, Persian translation used by Iranians!)
Now, what I can't figure out is how this Mr Zakeri thinks that June/July 2004 Iran can rid itself from this dirt! ...I guess a number of things, the noncompliance of Nuclear stuff which El-Baradei has warned them again yesterday and the real isolation of the IR as the Axis of Evil beginning to look like the Blob of Evil (N.Korea, Libya, Syria have understood the reality!) except for the ruthless Mullahs!
6 posted on 01/23/2004 4:16:34 AM PST by Mullah-Killer
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Germany secures a foothold in Iran

By Safa Haeri
Asia Times Online
24th of Jan 2004

PARIS - Iran has become the prize for which both the United States and the European Union are fighting, with the EU having already made huge investments in future decision-makers, thus possessing a determining edge over Washington, according to analysts.

The end game is about the political return of Germany to the Middle East, where other major players, namely the United States, France, Britain and Russia, are present and have their proxies, analysts say.

"From a long time ago, Germany, aware of the importance of Iran as the major economic, but also political and strategic power in the region, and given the new situation created following the Islamic revolution of 1979 that revived Iranian nationalism, chose Iran as its principal ally for its political return to this sensitive region, building firm contacts with the new Iranian leaders, including both the clerics and civilians, many of them pro-German," Morteza Rai'si, an Iranian journalist based in Bonn who has followed Iran-Germany relations for over half a century, told Asia Times Online.

It is important to note that Germany also played an important role in Iranian industrialization, which was started by Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty that was toppled by the revolution of 1979. However, Germany enjoyed a better image with the Iranians than the hated British Empire on the one hand and the Soviet Union on the other. These two countries were replaced in terms of influence by the United States after the pro-monarchy coup of 1953, staged with the assistance of the Central Intelligence Agency. All three - Britain, the Soviet Union and the US - were widely viewed as plunderers of Iranian wealth, imperialist powers imposing their policies on Iran and humiliating a nation and people proud of their ancient civilization.

"It was Hans Dietrich Genscher, the former German foreign minister, who, in order to create a balance between Germany as an economic giant and political dwarf, and aware of the fact that the ayatollahs, who had ended the overwhelming American presence in Iran, had turned to Europe to thwart American pressures and sanctions, decided to use Tehran as a jumping spring board for Berlin's re-entry in the region," explained Kambiz Roosta, a veteran Iranian political activist and human rights campaigner based in Berlin.

"Not only does this policy continue today, but also in its quest, Berlin is strongly backed by Paris, which, because of it challenging Washington's hegemonic policies, is very popular in Iran and among other Middle East nations, except Israel," added Roosta in a telephone conversation with Asia Times Online.

"At the end of the day, it was the EU that got Iran to sign the Additional Protocol to the NPT [non-proliferation treaty] and which is pressing the ruling conservatives to normalize ties with the United States," Ra'isi noted.

"All the world's major nations have reached the conclusion that the [Middle East] region needs a strong power; which cannot be any other than Iran, where Germany, rich and with a very positive record, would have a privileged position," Ra'isi said, explaining Berlin's close relations with the Islamic Republic, a regime that Germany is well aware is isolated on the international scene and which has internal political problems too.

In the view of other Iranian observers, while the United States is banking on the collapse of the theocratic regime in Iran and pushing strongly for regime change, the European Union, including Britain, is served by better "humint" (human intelligence) in contrast to that of the US and will tell its governments that the ayatollahs are here to stay for "quite a long time" and to adopt a policy of "critical dialogue".

Though unpopular with the majority of the Iranians, and particularly among the young generation which makes up 70 percent of the population, the conservatives remain the ultimate decision-makers in Iran, where