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Iranian Alert - April 26, 2005 - 'Atomic Iran' TV ad rejected
Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.26.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 04/26/2005 9:12:14 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

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'Atomic Iran' TV ad rejected

A TV commercial warning Americans that Iran intends to launch a nuclear terror attack in the U.S. has been rejected by several stations due to fears it might inflame Muslims.

Titled "An Atomic 9-11: When Evil is Appeased," the spot, sponsored by the Iran Freedom Foundation, is based on a scenario described in the new WND Books release "Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians," by Jerome R. Corsi, co-author of the best-selling "Unfit for Command."

The ad, which can be viewed on the IFF website, began a month-long run last Tuesday in 17 markets nationwide.

It was rejected, however, by independent stations in Chicago, Dallas and Roanoke, Va., according to the company that produced and distributed it, Fargo, N.D.-based TVAI, or Timeless Video Alternatives International.

Steve Tweed, a TVAI working partner, told WND the ad was deemed "too politically partisan and controversial."

"One person called it propaganda," he said. ...

The commercial is running up to six times a day in prime time

in Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles/Victorville, Calif.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; Bangor, Maine; Cedar Brook, N.J.; Eugene, Ore., Greenville/Spartanberg, S.C.; Huntsville/Decatur/Florence, Ala.; Jasper, Ind.; and Spokane, Wash.

Tweed said some television program directors and traffic managers have been "tearing their hair out" over whether to run the ad, because they don't want to be seen as "picking a fight with any part of the community."

"We've never taken on such a valiant cause or had such a volatile or emotional reaction about any ad we've ever carried," Tweed said.

He explained the response was due to a "very latent, and I believe truthful, portrayal of Muslim fanaticism." ...

"People in the media are trying to be politically correct and have an aversion to acknowledging that these are psychotic, fanatic rulers, and they happen to be Muslims," he said.

But Tweed said some of the concern could be simply because "people don't want their stations blown up."

WND's editor and CEO, Joseph Farah, sits on the board of the Iran Freedom Foundation. He noted that "many or most of the Iranians involved in the organization are Muslims."

Corsi said the TV commercial was produced to graphically demonstrate a real threat that even the Department of Homeland Security, in a recent report, says could happen.

"We didn't produce the commercial to scare people," he said. "We produced it to send out an alert so the people of America could be aware of the steps that need to be taken to make sure it never happens. It's irresponsible not to bring it to people, not to show it."

Corsi said that if someone prior to Sept. 11, 2001, had put the pieces together from intelligence on Operation Bojinka -- a 9/11-style plot hatched in the 1990s -- "we should have realized terrorists would use planes as missiles."

Now, he says, "we should be aware an atomic 9-11 is in the works."

"If a rogue state like Iran has the ability to produce nuclear weapons, most of the technical problems are solved for terrorist cells that want to explode a bomb in a major U.S. city," Corsi said.

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1 posted on 04/26/2005 9:12:27 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 04/26/2005 9:14:09 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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When an attack occurs, those who have been obstructionists to will pay a price in one way or another by the American people.

3 posted on 04/26/2005 9:15:35 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (How soon will the U.S.A. be U.S.S.A.?)
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I saw Corsi at 2005 CPAC. He was, I believe, the administrative head of the Swift Boat Vets organization. He said that, without the Free Republic, the Swift Boat Vets would never have survived the lean, early days of their organization and never "broken through" to their eventual publicity.

4 posted on 04/26/2005 9:21:33 PM PDT by strategofr (One if by land, two if by sea, three if by the Internet)
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To: DoctorZIn
from Washington Times Insider, February 28, 2005:
Russia, Iran sign nuclear fuel deal
By Ali Akbar Dareini
From the World section
BUSHEHR, Iran -- Iran and Russia, ignoring U.S. objections, signed a nuclear fuel agreement yesterday that is key to bringing Tehran's first reactor online by the middle of next year.
The long-delayed deal, signed at the heavily guarded Bushehr nuclear facility in southern Iran, dramatized President Bush's failure to persuade the Russians to curtail support for the Iranian nuclear program during his summit with Vladimir Putin last week in Slovakia.
Under the deal, Russia will provide nuclear fuel to Iran, then take back the spent fuel, a step meant to ensure it cannot be diverted into a weapons program. Iran also has agreed to allow the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, to monitor Bushehr and the fuel deliveries.
Iranian Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh and Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency chief Alexander Rumyantsev signed the agreement after touring the $800 million complex.
"Today, a very important development occurred, and that was the protocol on returning nuclear fuel, which we signed together. In the next few weeks, many Russian technicians will arrive in Bushehr" to finish the plant, Mr. Rumyantsev said.
The officials refused to discuss the details of shipping the nuclear fuel to Iran and the spent fuel back to Russia, but insisted the agreement conforms to international nuclear regulations.
"Iran observes all the regulations on the prohibition of the spread of nuclear weapons," Mr. Rumyantsev said.
The White House declined comment, as did the State Department.
Washington accuses Tehran of covertly trying to build a nuclear bomb, which Iran denies. Last week's summit between Mr. Bush and Mr. Putin in Bratislava, Slovakia, had touched on American concerns over Russian support for Iran's nuclear program.

Mr. Putin has said he is sure Iran's intentions are merely to generate energy, not create weapons, and that Russian cooperation with Tehran would continue.
Although Russia agreed to provide the fuel needed to run the Bushehr plant, it wanted the spent fuel back to prevent any possibility Tehran would use it to extract plutonium, which could be used to make an atomic bomb. Experts have estimated the plant could produce enough plutonium for 30 rudimentary atomic bombs per year.
Mr. Aghazadeh, who is the Iranian nuclear agency chief, said more experts and technicians would complete work on installation and assembly operations over the next 10 months.
"Three months after that, there will be a test of the power plant, and within six months after that, the 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plant will produce electricity," he said.
Russia will deliver the fuel when the Bushehr plant "is ready for work and loading," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Yakovenko told the Interfax news agency yesterday.
The Bushehr plant, accessible only by a private road, overlooks the Persian Gulf, and its cream-colored dome is visible miles away. Soldiers maintain a 24-hour watch on roads leading up to the plant, manning anti-aircraft guns and supported by radar stations.
Iranian efforts to enrich uranium so it can produce enough of its own fuel to generate power have been a bigger concern in the international community than buying fuel from abroad because the enrichment process can be taken further to be used for warheads.
Britain, France and Germany are trying to secure an Iranian commitment to scrap enrichment plans in exchange for economic aid, technical support and backing for Tehran's efforts to join mainstream international organizations.
Iran has suspended enrichment-related activities during the talks with the Europeans, which both sides have said were difficult, but insists the freeze will be brief.
Mr. Bush has expressed support for the European efforts. But documents circulated among IAEA board members in Vienna, Austria, ahead of a board meeting today indicated Washington would try to increase pressure on Tehran by the next agency board meeting in June should the European talks fail.

from Iran's Nuclear Option, Casemate, 2005, Al J. Venter, p. 306:

"Moscow continues to deny vehemently all direct U.S. accusations of government-sponsored nuclear and missile transfers to Iran that would be in violation of its international nonproliferation obligations. These assurances by Russia have, however, been repeatedly questioned.

"Further arguments appeared when reports surfaced in early 1998 that the Russian FSB was in fact coordinating clandestine missile technology transfers to the Iranians---allegations denied by Russian officials...Moscow has always declared that no infringements of the MCTR have been committed, but did admit the existence of 'individual contacts' between Iranian and Russian entities."

(I can give a footnote on above quote, on request.)

5 posted on 04/26/2005 9:24:59 PM PDT by strategofr (One if by land, two if by sea, three if by the Internet)
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To: DoctorZIn

Keep up the good work Doc!

6 posted on 04/26/2005 9:55:05 PM PDT by GoLightly
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7 posted on 04/27/2005 3:30:08 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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"In the short term, it has put us under pressure. But in long term, it has helped our economy to flourish."

Asefi must not get out much.

I'd like to know what AP reporter wrote this:

"inflation unofficially estimated at 27 percent and an unemployment rate believed as high as 25 percent"
"living standards have greatly improved since U.S. sanctions were imposed in 1979."

What's wrong with those 2 sentences? Does the reporter actually believe that life was worse under the Shah?

"Today, its products include passenger planes, missiles and cars."

If their missiles are built like their planes and cars, maybe we don't have quite as much to be concerned about?

8 posted on 04/27/2005 4:19:03 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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