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Iranian Alert -- April 7, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"
The Iranian Student Movement Up To The Minute Reports ^ | 4.7.2004 | DoctorZin

Posted on 04/06/2004 9:01:24 PM PDT 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.” 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. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their desire for a regime change. Today in Iran, most want to replace the regime with a secular democracy.

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.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iaea; iran; iranianalert; iranquake; protests; southasia; southwestasia; studentmovement; studentprotest
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3 posted on 04/06/2004 9:03:12 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Iran Promise Unimpressive: US

April 07, 2004
Agence France-Presse
From Correspondents in Washington

The United States today sniffed at Iran's promise to improve cooperation and transparency with UN's nuclear watchdog, saying the Islamic republic had reneged on similar vows in the past.

The State Department said that solid actions and not verbal promises to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were the only way Iran could dispel allegations that it is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons.

"We've heard promises like that before and we've also seen them broken before," deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said when asked about Iran's pledge to IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei to accelerate cooperation with the agency.

"It's great if they actually live up to their promise, but so far they haven't done that," he told reporters. "And really until they do that, this investigation, this process of review by the IAEA, has to continue."

ElBaradei announced in Tehran overnight that Iran had pledged to file a new report on its nuclear activities before the IAEA governing board next meets in June.

He also said Tehran had agreed to a tough action plan and timetable aimed at clearing up serious questions over its bid to generate atomic power - seen by the United States and Israel as a cover for weapons development.

"Today I was reassured by Dr Rowhani that Iran is committed to continue to actively cooperate," ElBaradei said after five hours of intense negotiations with Iran's nuclear point-man - national security chief Hassan Rowhani.

"I can tell you that I am quite satisfied," he said, saying his talks had yielded "welcome and positive steps".

Before going into the talks, ElBaradei warned that the IAEA's 35 member board of governors was becoming "impatient with Iran" after it failed to give a comprehensive declaration of its nuclear activities and has delayed crucial inspections.

Last October Iran gave the IAEA what it asserted was a complete declaration of its nuclear activities. It was later found to have made a number of omissions, including its acquisition of designs for sophisticated centrifuges that can enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels.

Ereli noted that had backed out of a February pledge to suspend assembly and testing of such centrifuges and that it had not yet complied with the November promise to halt uranium enrichment.

Iran's atomic energy chief, Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, said Iran had refused a call from ElBaradei to delay its resumption of uranium conversion work - or producing the precursors for the enrichment process. Iran insists such work does not violate its promise to suspend of enrichment-related activities.,4057,9214707%255E1702,00.html
4 posted on 04/06/2004 9:04:48 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Honouring Farvardigan

April 07, 2004
Iran va Jahan
Reza Bayegan

Remembrance Day for the Dead

On March 26, Mohammad Khatami vented his anger over Israel's killing of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. "The heinous crime reflects a cowardly behaviour of the occupying Israeli regime as well as its fear of Palestinian resistance." The hollow man of the clerical government could not of course pass up the opportunity of singing another serenade under the bloodstained windows of Middle-Eastern terrorism.

Words for Mohammad Khatami are pliable material to be employed for reconstructing reality and glossing over flagrant falsehoods and inconsistencies. It never occurs to him however that his sanctimonious remarks more than anything else are an indictment of the Islamic regime itself and its dastardly method of eliminating whomever it has feared since the day of its inception. The ruling mullahs have a habit of never seeing the plank in their own eyes.

Mr. Khatami of course has no remembrance of those Iranians executed or gunned down over the past quarter of a century by the assassins of the totalitarian government in Tehran. Those Iranians were targeted for possessing three qualities that terrorize terrorists: patriotism, courage and integrity.

Today, on the day of Farvardigan (19 of Farvardeen), the day in our calendar on which ancient Iranians honoured the spirit of their departed loved ones and the memory of their lost heroes, we pay tribute to those men and women whose power, unlike Khatami's heroes did not depend on the quantity of the explosives they carried under their belts or the amount of damage they could inflict on their fellow human beings. We honour those brave men and women whose strength rested in the humanity of their character and the steadiness of their moral fortitude.

Our immortal national heroes were not trained in guerrilla camps by the likes of Osama bin Laden or indoctrinated in extremism by Sheikh Yassin, but like Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar and Foreign Minister Abbas Ali Khalatbari had studied in the best universities in the world and had earned their degrees in law and humanities.

On Farvardigan we pay homage not to fanatical leaders like Ruhollah Khomeini who set a price on the head of writers and intellectuals, but venerate those such as Amir Abbas Hoveyda who enjoyed the friendship of the best thinkers of the era engaging in correspondence and dialogue with the most eminent national and international luminaries.

Our heroes unlike another idol of Mr. Khatami - Assadollah Lajevardi (the prison chief of Tehran dubbed 'The Butcher') are not remembered for incarcerating our compatriots and watching over their beaten and tortured bodies. Instead, like our country's valiant Captain Shahriar Shafigh they are immortalized for watching over our territorial integrity. We remember him and his proud naval fleet for helping to restore to our homeland the islands of Greater and Smaller Tunb and Abumosa. Captain Shahriar Shafigh stands especially close to our hearts for exactly the same reasons that twenty-five years ago put him on the top of the assassination list of the Islamic Republic: his unswerving devotion to his homeland.

And how can any Iranian forget General Rahimi captured by Khomeini's henchmen after the triumph of anarchy and barbarity in our country? How can anyone forget his unfaltering devotion to his king and his country? How can we forget his great self-composure and exquisite sense of humour under circumstances that would break anyone's spirit? How can we forget his bright and intelligent face beside that grim and snarling incarnation of envy and dogmatism in the person of Ebrahim Yazdi?

How can we ever forget the thousands of other Iranians murdered by an inhuman regime that has only succeeded in defeating the brightest hopes and aspiration of our nation?

Farvardigan is a day for remembering the dead, but its real lessons and admonitions are for the living. By marking this day, we remind ourselves that no matter who we are or where we are, the same incontrovertible end await us all.

Could the ruling mullahs in Iran register the real significance of this day and the eternal shame that will forever be invoked by the hateful memory of their crimes, they would not cling to their illegitimate power at any cost.
5 posted on 04/06/2004 9:05:29 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")