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Iranian Alert -- February 2, 2004 -- IRAN LIVE THREAD --Americans for Regime Change in Iran
The Iranian Student Movement Up To The Minute Reports ^ | 2.2.2004 | DoctorZin

Posted on 02/02/2004 12:06:43 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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HEY!!!

Congratulations, Doctor!

41 posted on 02/02/2004 6:38:45 PM PST by nuconvert ("Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?")
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42 posted on 02/02/2004 6:39:38 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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US Sure Iran Develops Nuclear Program

February 02, 2004
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MOSCOW -- A senior US official said that Washington is certain that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program, Russia's daily newspaper Vremya Novostei reported on Monday.

US Undersecretary of State John Bolton was quoted as saying in an interview with the paper that Tehran is pursuing a secret program, of which the International Atomic Energy Agency has never been aware.

He said that there is enough evidence that Iran has the technical potential for creating nuclear weapons and urged Russia not to supply nuclear fuel to Iran as long as the problem persists.

Washington has accused Iran of using its Bushehr nuclear power plant, which is under construction with assistance from Russia, asa cover to develop nuclear weapons and urged Russia to freeze the project.

Despite the criticism from the United States, Russia has vowed to continue to fulfill the contract with Iran. However, it has said it would not ship any fuel for the Bushehr power plant until Iran signs a deal promising the return of spent fuel.

Russia has also urged Iran to sign the additional protocol to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, which Iran fulfilled last December to meet the international community's expectations.

Bolton urged Russia to make sure that Iran is not seeking to acquire nuclear weapons before launching a nuclear reactor in Bushehr.

He asked Russia to take its time while the US is trying to discover Iran's true intentions.

Bolton also talked about the search of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, claiming that Saddam Hussein's regime could have moved them to Iraq's neighboring countries, including Syria. He noted that US intelligence services had been informed about such information.

The United States has made an official inquiry to the Syrian authorities, but has not received clear information on this account, he said.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-02/03/content_1295683.htm
43 posted on 02/02/2004 6:41:28 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn; F14 Pilot; freedom44; nuconvert; Grampa Dave
Not surprising Biden fetes Zarif.

After all, it was Biden who made the historic remark to then-sane Scott Ritter, "I don't want to sound flip, but isn't that above your pay grade?"

It was indeed Senator Smarmy Combover who smoothed the way for Saddam to boot inspectors and flip off the New World Order.

Continuing in a tradition of Democrats embracing tyrants, Carter with Castro, Harkin and Kerry with Ortega, Albright with Kim Jong Il.

As for Specter, he sees the kidnapping as the act of Lee Harvey Oswald, not Zarif.

Memo to Specter, lay off the Magic Bullets until Happy Hour, your embrace of scum does a disservice to the Republic.

It is, after all, a War On Terror, not a contest to vacuum up the Islamist vote for November.


44 posted on 02/02/2004 6:46:04 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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Bump!
45 posted on 02/02/2004 6:49:14 PM PST by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: DoctorZIn

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46 posted on 02/02/2004 6:49:33 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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"US Undersecretary of State John Bolton was quoted as saying in an interview with the paper that Tehran is pursuing a secret program, of which the International Atomic Energy Agency has never been aware.

He said that there is enough evidence that Iran has the technical potential for creating nuclear weapons and urged Russia not to supply nuclear fuel to Iran as long as the problem persists."

Guess the IAEA is aware now.

"As long as the problem persists" .. Hmmmm.................
47 posted on 02/02/2004 6:55:43 PM PST by nuconvert ("Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?")
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The Seventh Level
Americans appeasing evil.

Michael Ledeen / NRO
February 02, 2004

Sorry to say, I haven't reread Dante's "Inferno" for some years, but I still remember his description of a very low and extremely unpleasant level of hell that houses traitors. Surely abject appeasers of evil qualify for the same treatment, and we must note grimly that three prime candidates have recently come forward to swell the ranks of that overheated realm: Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (D.), Senator Arlen Specter (R.), of Pennsylvania, and Congressman Bob Ney of Ohio (R.).

All have undertaken to "improve relations" between the United States and the theocratic fascist regime of Iran. Specter announced over the weekend that congressional staffers would soon go to Tehran in the first stage of the appeasement program. After supping in Washington with the Iranian ambassador to the U.N. at a dinner helpfully facilitated by the State Department, Specter proclaimed that Iran had "helped us in the fight against al Qaeda and in the Afghanistan situation. I don't think we have given them sufficient credit. They deserve credit." And since "They are showing some signs of wanting to improve relations. Now is a good time."

One must wonder what elixir was served at the dinner, or if these remarks are the result of a more durable mental disorder. The recent wave of terror attacks against our Coalition in Afghanistan famously include the Iranian-supported forces of Gulbadin Hekhmatiar, and the whole world now takes it for granted that top al Qaeda figures, including Osama and his number-one son, along with the likes of Zawahiri and Zarkawi, have been operating out of Iran for some time.

Senator Specter has long labored for better American relations with Middle Eastern tyrannical regimes, three times traveling to Damascus for meetings with Syrian dictators: kicking off a short-lived love-fest with Syria's Hafez al Assad in January, 1990 with a sortie to Damascus; again in December, 1998, when he witnessed a mob storm the U.S. embassy following Clinton's missile attack on Baghdad; and then in January, 2003, when he met with Bashar Assad as part of a holiday junket to Europe and the Middle East. On that occasion, Specter warned of massive Arab uprisings against the United States if we attempted a military liberation of Iraq, and reiterated his insistence that we ask for further U.N. resolutions before moving forward.

Ney and Biden have reportedly received campaign contributions from pro-Tehran Iranian-American groups, and Biden has been outspokenly critical of President Bush's repeated criticism of the mullahcracy. He vigorously rejected the inclusion of Iran in the Axis of Evil — even though Iran is always number one on the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism — and recently met with the Iranian foreign minister at the big party in Davos, Switzerland.

Ney, who lived in Iran 30 years ago, has been the most cautious of the three, endorsing the Iran-trip idea by warning that "I don't think it is set in stone." Ney's first-hand experiences may have made him more perspicacious than Specter, because, within hours of the "announcement" of the trip, an Iranian foreign-ministry spokesman said that he knew of no such plans.

This is part of a longstanding pattern, part of the Iranians' policy of deception, aimed simultaneously at us and at their own people. It is not unusual for conflicting statements to emerge from different offices and different leaders. Over and over again for the past several months, some of our most celebrated officials, from Secretary of State Colin Powell and his loyal deputy Richard Armitage, to State Department spokesmen, have enthusiastically gushed over vague hints that the Iranians were prepared to hand over al Qaeda terrorists who, it was said, were "being held in Iran. The Iranians officially announced their desire to cooperate with the United States, then quickly attacked America as a satanic force. The same has happened with regard to "better relations;" some leaders speak as if they welcome it, others declare it out of the question. The same, again, happens with regard to Iran's "promise" to "suspend uranium enrichment;" one day, one leader says it's a whole new policy, and the next day another leader says it's only temporary, it depends on what "suspend" means, and it's going to be resumed right away.

This is baffling to our diplomats, who love to parse language and to believe that words have the same significance to our enemies as to us. But with the mullahs, it's important to reason from first principles. No terrorist of any importance was, or will be, released, for the simple reason that Iran is a major supporter of al Qaeda, and could no more enable us to strike a major blow at Osama and his henchmen than they could provide us with Imad Mughniyah, the top killer of Hezbollah, or any of the others who receive all manner of support from the Islamic regime.

Did Specter, Ney, and Biden — and the deep thinkers at State who sponsored the appeasement — happen to notice that, at the very moment they were kissing up to the mullahs, the leaders of some 30-plus terrorist organizations were converging on Tehran for their annual powwow? Is this the sort of helpfulness of which Senator Specter oozed enthusiastic?

If the Specter/Ney/Biden efforts to "improve relations" were simply acts of folly by men who don't know better, one might laugh them off. But they have serious consequences, as our diplomats — who actively encouraged the representatives' acts of appeasement — must realize. The Iranian people overwhelmingly hate the regime, and look to Washington for encouragement and support to carry out a democratic revolution, and therefore the mullahs try to create opportunities to convince the people that the Bush administration in fact approves of the regime itself. Any warm statement from a famous American is a body blow to the democratic opposition, and a balm to the mullahs, just as every critical word from President Bush has encouraged the people, and weakened the tyrants.

Appeasers are sent deep into the Inferno, because their acts are truly wicked, shoring up our would-be killers and discouraging our would-be allies inside the country. And they are doing it at a potentially explosive moment, as can be learned by listening to the instructions given to Iranian interpreters, assigned to the foreign journalists flying in for the 25th-anniversary celebrations starting this week (of which the terror jamboree is a part). The words came from Mohammad-Hossein Khoshvaght, head of Iran's international press bureau. He reminded them that lying or mistranslating Iranians' words is mandatory, if the truth would give a bad image of the country. "If a woman starts saying that her lipstick is a sign of revolution, just don't translate it. Say it's nonsense."

If any foreign journalist tries to cover politically sensitive matters (like student protests) or if they ask to work on their own, the interpreters should immediately report them to the regime. Furthermore, foreign journalists are not to enter Iranians' homes, and the interpreters should remember that the journalists' phone calls will be monitored by security officers.

"These days are very tough days," he told the translators. "The security of the regime is threatened. You shouldn't do anything that threatens the security of the system."

And almost anything can be judged to threaten the mullahcracy nowadays. Ask poor Ali Akabar Najafi, a 27-year-old taxi driver who was arrested in south Tehran for an imaginative bumper sticker: "The era of arrogant rulers is over." He was held blindfolded, in solitary confinement, for 53 days, and now, according to Reuters, "faces a possible lengthy prison term or even the death penalty."

But Specter, Ney, and Biden, and their State Department facilitators, think this is a good time to improve relations.

Someone should tell them about the January 24 executions of several commanders and senior officers of the Revolutionary Guards, the elite security force of the regime. The most distinguished of the men was Brigadier General Mohammed-Mehdi Dozdoozani, one of the founders of the RG and a hero in the Iran-Iraq War. His crime was to have exposed government corruption, especially the massive trafficking in young Iranian girls, sold for prostitution to Arab countries. Dozdoozani and his comrades had written an open letter, entitled "We the Warriors," threatening rebellion against these evils.

If they want to know more, they can read "Sex Slave Jihad" by Donna M. Hughes (read her on NRO today, too, here), which speaks of a 635-percent increase in teenage prostitution, and trafficking of girls as young as 8 and 10 years old. There are 25,000 street children in Tehran alone, and the trafficking network feeds on them, often in cahoots with authorities, including judges and Justice Department officials. As Hughes concludes, "only the end of the Iranian regime will free women and girls from all the forms of slavery they suffer.

But Specter, Ney, and Biden, and their State Department facilitators, think this is a good time for "improved relations."

It would be nice to think that they will be held accountable for their acts of appeasement — Ney and Specter are up for reelection — but the odds are that justice will be delayed until their final judgment.

Faster, please.

http://nationalreview.com/ledeen/ledeen200402020925.asp
48 posted on 02/02/2004 7:24:59 PM PST by nuconvert ("Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?")
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Great Post!
49 posted on 02/02/2004 7:54:01 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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The Seventh Level
Americans appeasing evil.

Michael Ledeen / NRO
February 02, 2004

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1069843/posts?page=48#48

DoctorZin Note: This is an must read article!
50 posted on 02/02/2004 8:01:42 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: nuconvert

Our State Department consorting with scum-sucking maggots?

I am shocked, shocked.

51 posted on 02/02/2004 8:21:18 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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Insight on the News - Fair Comment

Issue: 02/17/04

Fair Comment
No Limit to How Low Kerry Will Go in Hunt for Big Money
By Lowell Ponte

Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts has a long political career, distinguished by his willingness to go further left in politics and lower for money than most other American politicians would dream of going. He has been largely unnoticed outside the liberal Northeast and the approving pages of leftist magazines and newspapers.

But now, with Kerry the victor in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, it's time for America to wake up and smell the Kerry. Who is this gaunt and haunted, French-looking apparition nicknamed "Ichabod" by his preppy classmates? And what could America expect from a John Kerry candidacy - or presidency?

One of the easiest ways to embarrass Kerry in an interview, it's said, is to ask him to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career. There are none. As a lawmaker, Kerry is one of the least-successful senators in U.S. history.

But early on in his Senate career Kerry, as chairman of the Foreign Relations subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, set out to conduct news-making, important hearings into drugs and the Noriega regime in Panama, Oliver North and Iran-Contra, and other topics that could attract TV cameras. One thing his chief investigator vis-à-vis Manuel Noriega stumbled onto were the dictator's links to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), a bank connected to prominent Democratic Party figures such as Clark Clifford.

"Why did John Kerry not confront Clark Clifford?" asked reporters James Ring Adams and Douglas Franz in their 1992 book A Full Service Bank: How BCCI Stole Billions Around the World. "One explanation lies in Kerry's own character. He tends to operate in bursts, pushing relentlessly on a subject and then seeming to lose interest in it."

Adams and Franz continue: "Also, Kerry was learning the Washington game and beginning to think of himself as possible presidential timber down the road. That meant that certain people were not attacked, at least not until all the evidence was in.

"By this time, Kerry had become chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee [DSCC]," they write. "Known by its shorthand DSCC, the committee was one of the key fund-raising mechanisms for the party's senators and a big step on the path to power in Washington.... Much of both the individual donations and PAC [political-action committee] money is channeled through the DSCC.... So Kerry's new job put him at the center of power and meant that he would rub shoulders with the movers and shakers who were financing the Democratic Party.

"One of these men was David Paul, the owner of CenTrust Savings in Miami," Adams and Franz continue. "On July 20, 1988, Kerry hosted a reception honoring Paul, one of the largest contributors to the DSCC, and later the Senator used Paul's private jet to fly to a DSCC leadership meeting." Paul would turn out to be deeply involved with the machinations of BCCI. But Kerry would help bring at least some BCCI wrongdoing to light. He also would experience private attacks from several of his Democratic colleagues for doing so. From such punishments, Kerry soon learned how to play the Democratic Party's dirty "Washington game."

Consider three of the big-money people backing Kerry's current presidential campaign. One, who since 1999 reportedly has funneled nearly $700,000 in both hard and soft money to Kerry, is Alan Solomont.

Remember the controversy four years ago when it came to light that one of the flagship stations of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Boston's WGBH, had been violating the privacy of its contributors and the taxpayer-supported impartiality of this PBS station by giving its confidential lists of contributor addresses, telephone numbers and other personal information to the Democratic National Committee? The partisan person who reportedly committed this outrage was WGBH board member and big-time Democratic fund-raiser Solomont, now the Daddy Warbucks of the Kerry campaign.

A second Kerry moneybags is former Texas Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, who during the same period ponied up more than $450,000 for the Massachusetts senator. This fat-cat lobbyist, called by Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) "the 51st Democratic senator," was so adroit as a fixer that he once cut a deal so that, after Texas enacted a state lottery, he and a partner personally would be paid 3.5 cents for every ticket sold - which added up to more than $3 million for them each year. Bill Clinton, a master at backroom money-grubbing, once reportedly told a group of Methodist ministers: "If you all will take a sinner like Barnes, you might take me."

A third cash-and-Kerryer, who during this same period gave Kerry more than $180,000, is Hassan Nemazee. This Iranian-American investor raised a cool $250,000 for Al Gore in November 1995, and he and his family slushed another $150,000 to Democrats during the mid-1990s. Six Nemazee family members and friends (including the caretaker of his 12-acre Katonah, N.Y., estate) donated a total of $60,000 - the maximum legally allowed - to Clinton's legal-defense fund.

In the closing days of 1998 Clinton named Nemazee his ambassador-designate to Argentina. Hillary Rodham Clinton embraced the Muslim moneyman at a January 1999 White House celebration of the Islamic holiday Eid. The Senate, however, refused to confirm the controversial nominee after a Forbes magazine investigation exposed Nemazee's questionable business dealings. The Forbes investigation also documented how, in order to get his hands on public-employee pension-fund monies allocated for minority managers, the U.S.-born Nemazee falsely had claimed to be a Hispanic of Venezuelan background and, on another occasion, an Asian-Indian.

But Nemazee's cynical lust for money can be frightening as well as laughable. He is a founding board member of the Iranian American Political Action Committee, which seeks to create friendly and lucrative business relationships with the medieval theocratic dictatorship now ruling Iran. Iran is, of course, an "Axis of Evil" nation that seeks to acquire nuclear weapons and is on our State Department's official list of nations that support terrorism. Nemazee seeks to enrich himself by further enriching the power-mad mullahs ruling Iran.

Such are the strange bedfellows of Kerry, these big-money payers who call his tune and pull his puppet strings today - and will continue to do so if he becomes president of the United States. But these people are clean and honest compared to the evil foreign cesspools where Kerry has gotten cash. To understand these, we need to remember Kerry's past in Vietnam.

As both a decorated Vietnam veteran and a leader of antiwar protests in 1971, Kerry apparently fancies himself a bridge between the United States and Vietnam, between those who fought the war and those who fought against it, and between the opposed worlds of communism and capitalism.

Seen as a friend and ally by the communist regime in Vietnam, Sen. Kerry knew that a huge lucrative prize might be within his grasp. As they are today over Iran, giant multinational corporations have been eager to sell goods and purchase resources in Vietnam. The Marxist Vietnamese dictatorship has been eager to re-enter the world marketplace, especially with its chief ally, the Soviet Union, gone. A politician who restored links between Vietnam and the United States could gain huge amounts of money in campaign contributions and other benefits.

What stood in the way of such a profitable thaw in U.S.-Vietnam relations, Kerry knew, were the lack of human rights in Vietnam and its apparent continued holding of many American prisoners of war (POWs) and soldiers missing in action (MIAs). To make these stumbling blocks disappear, Kerry in 1991 seized the chairmanship of a new Senate Select Committee for POW/MIA Affairs.

Kerry prevented a vote on the Vietnam Human Rights Act (HR 2833), which would have made lifting trade restrictions contingent on communist Vietnam restoring basic human rights. By stopping this measure from becoming law, Kerry protected Marxist Vietnam from pressure to free its slave society.

Through much manipulation and arm-twisting, Kerry persuaded his now-defunct committee to vote unanimously that no POWs remained in Vietnam. And with the disappearance of this issue and the proposed human-rights legislation, Kerry gave Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party the pretext they needed to begin reopening trade that could help keep the Marxist Vietnamese dictatorship afloat. Those given first place in line for such trade opportunities, of course, were the biggest contributors to Democrats such as Kerry and Clinton.

The year after his committee's vote to give communist Vietnam a clean bill of health, the strangest thing happened. In December 1992, Vietnam signed its first huge commercial deal worth at least $905 million to develop a deep-sea commercial port at Vung Tau to accommodate all the trade that was to come. It signed the deal with a company called Colliers International. At the time, the chief executive officer of this company was C. Stewart Forbes, who happens to be Kerry's cousin.

When the Democratic Party decided to give Kerry a leg up toward its presidential nomination by holding its 2004 National Convention in Boston, certain big corporations rushed to pony up money for the Democratic event. One of the first of these rushing to fill Democratic coffers was Spaulding & Slye Colliers, the current corporate partnership involving Colliers International, which anted up $100,000. Money is fungible, and part of the Vietnam millions channeled to Colliers International easily can be inferred to be comingled in this $100,000 donation to the Democratic National Convention.

This July as you watch the red, white and blue balloons fall from that Boston convention ceiling to celebrate the newly selected Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry, think of the red ones as being purchased and used to seduce you by communist Vietnam.

Excerpted from the article "Cash-and-Kerry" on FrontPageMagazine.com,Jan. 27-28. Ponte hosts a national radio talk show on the Liberty Broadcasting network (formerly TalkAmerica) and is a former roving editor for Reader's Digest. Contact Ponte at FrontPageMagazine.com.

Story at :
http://www.insightmag.com/news/593432.html
52 posted on 02/02/2004 8:27:30 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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(Nemazee) "He is a founding board member of the Iranian American Political Action Committee, which seeks to create friendly and lucrative business relationships with the medieval theocratic dictatorship now ruling Iran. ...Nemazee seeks to enrich himself by further enriching the power-mad mullahs ruling Iran."
53 posted on 02/02/2004 8:42:03 PM PST by nuconvert ("Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?")
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54 posted on 02/03/2004 12:02:59 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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