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Iranian Alert - February 26, 2006 - Evidence is pointing to Iran being behind the bombing in Samarra
Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.26.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 02/25/2006 6:50:46 PM PST by DoctorZIn

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While Iran blames the US. Israel and Britain for the bombing...

  • Iran Focus reported that the Supreme Commander of IRGC accused the United States, Britain, and Israel of carrying out Wednesday’s bomb attack.

 

Evidence is pointing to Iran being behind the bombing in Samarra.

  • John Batchelor, The American Spectator Blog reported that the best signals source points to the Samarra mosque bombing in Iraq as the launch operation of the Iranian counteroffensive.
  • Kamangir (Archer) argued that there are similarities between the attack on Samarra and an earlier attack on a holy site in Iran where one of the regime's intelligence officers confessed to attack but was seeking to blame that attack on opponents of the regime.
  • Iran Focus reported that many Sunni groups believe that Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security may have been behind the bombing.
  • Iran Press News reported that the Islamic regimes radio, IRIB, in an analysis, attested to planting bombs in holy Shiite areas in Iraq to create chaos and crisis.
  • Chester, The Adventures of Chester argued that war with Iran may have already begun.
  • Asia Times reported that after the attack several al-Qaeda members in Iran have been moved to safe houses run by Iranian intelligence near Tehran.

 

Bush says Iran is a "nation held hostage."

  • The White House published the text of Bush's speech before the American Legion where he said: "Iran is a nation held hostage by small clerical elite that is isolating and repressing its people, and denying them basic liberties and human rights."

 

Imprisoned dissidents fear for their lives, plead for help.

  • Iran Press News reported that two Iranian dissidents, Valiollah Fayz-Mahdavi and Asad Shaqaqi, said: "Within the last 24 hours we have been told that we will kill ourselves either with knives or with cleaning liquid!"
  • Amnesty International reported that executions in Iran are continuing at an alarming rate.

 

Russia and China travel to Iran for last minute talks.

  • Reuters reported that leaders from Russia and China traveled to Iran on Friday to persuade Iran to accept a compromise proposal over its nuclear program.

 

Here are a few other news items you may have missed.

  • ISN argued that the arrest of some 1,000 Sufi worshippers is due to an increasing popularity of Sufism in Iran.
  • Channel News Asia reported that Iran is now operating a 10-centrifuge cascade in a step forward in uranium enrichment; despite Western fears it is seeking atom bombs.
  • Iran Press News reported that a member of 7th Majlis (Islamic Parliaments Assembly) confessed that influence peddlers have permeated the Islamic Parliaments Assembly.
  • And finally, Ze'ev Schiff, Ha'aretz examined: What is spurring Ahmadinejad?


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1 posted on 02/25/2006 6:51:04 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 02/25/2006 6:52:14 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

The mosque bombing has Iran written all over it. They've had their hands involved in the "insurgency" in Iraq since the fall of Saddam. Hell, that's where Zarqawi flees to whenever it gets hot -- Iran.

Not sure about what you mean by "the war with Iran has begun". Who's going to war against them? The U.S? Iraq? Both?


3 posted on 02/25/2006 7:02:21 PM PST by EarlyBird
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for the ping.


4 posted on 02/25/2006 7:07:33 PM PST by GOPJ (Hollywood has jumped the shark...)
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To: DoctorZIn

If Iran is behind the bombing, why is Sadr suing for peace right now?


5 posted on 02/25/2006 7:18:08 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: DoctorZIn

How convenient. (rolls eyes)


6 posted on 02/25/2006 7:20:38 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll (NAZI-ism: A belief that human perfection is as easy to achieve as mechanical perfection.)
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To: EarlyBird

If Iran is LOOKING for a pretext that will involve them directly with the US, they have just about managed to poke the hornet's nest just a little too hard.

The name of the game is Muslims killing other Muslims. This would not be of major importance to most of the Western nations, except the conflict does not die down and remain within only their own borders.

There is simply no judicious way to settle this fight. The US is going to eventually have to wade in there like John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn riding out after "Lucky" Ned Pepper in "True Grit".


7 posted on 02/25/2006 7:24:49 PM PST by alloysteel
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To: EarlyBird

I'm skeptical of the idea that the Shi'ite government of Iran would purposely destroy a Shi'ite shrine. Also, Sadr is acting like a peacemaker in this situation. If it was his intention to exploit Sunni/Shi'ite conflict, he wouldn't be doing so. There are any number of other players who could have pulled off the bombing of the Golden Dome.


8 posted on 02/25/2006 7:24:50 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: popdonnelly
In any war there is what you call acceptable losses. The mullahs ruling Iran are insane and it should be no surprise that they did the bombing. Not only that, president Bush vowed that the Shrine would be rebuilt. Perhaps the mullahs knew that and so did not consider it much of a loss.
9 posted on 02/25/2006 7:44:53 PM PST by Paul_Denton (Every single troll is now an enemy of the Republic!)
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To: DoctorZIn
I got clued in earlier on from a different thread.
This just may prove out to be the case. Yes I had read through a number of the references.
10 posted on 02/25/2006 7:54:01 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: popdonnelly
Try this one. We all continue to get new insights.
HERE
11 posted on 02/25/2006 8:04:10 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Paul_Denton

To add a bit with no response required. Whoever carried out the attack was very carefull not to damage the tombs of the two caliphs. Only the dome was taken out. If it was done by the sunni to spite the shia they would have done a far more complete demolition. This job was quite surgical in nature.


12 posted on 02/25/2006 8:07:48 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Yes I know. And no neighboring structures were damages. Al Queda is never so surgical or precise. They do as much damage as they can. So all signs point to Iran.


13 posted on 02/25/2006 8:10:48 PM PST by Paul_Denton (Every single troll is now an enemy of the Republic!)
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To: Paul_Denton

I basically concure after two days of argueing for possible ways zman might have pulled it off to make it look like a sunni sectarian job. All eyes are on Iran. And the questions folks continue to pose as to why if Sadr was in on it, he now is preaching peace, hugging and kissing his Sunni brothers on the cheek. I say. Sistani has had enough. Sistani wants nothing to do with the Iranian Mullahs. He pulled out years ago to be rid of them knowing they where a bunch of Godless sneaks. And he has finally put his foot down with the pup Sadr.


14 posted on 02/25/2006 8:28:15 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Sadr has gone against Sistani before


15 posted on 02/25/2006 8:44:08 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Marine_Uncle

Sadr has gone against Sistani before


16 posted on 02/25/2006 8:44:17 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: DoctorZIn
If it's war he wants, let's show them what we mean by 'war'.

Time to say ..."Enough of negotiating with people who only want to kill us, time to defend ourselves."

It's us against radical Islam.

17 posted on 02/25/2006 8:51:26 PM PST by Pistolshot (Condi 2008.<------added January 2004. Remember you heard it here first)
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To: bnelson44
Yes. He has. But Sistani has given much leeway. And when Sistani put his finger down after Sadr's stunts in Al Najaf, Al Hilla, Karbala etc., in 2004, Sadre returned to Sadr city, his milita was basically muzzled. And all their armed resistance stopped. The deal then went down to sort of just ignore the charges of murder the judge signed, and Sadr just sat around and sulked. At least that is my memory of the major confrontation. For a long time we did not even hear from Sadr. Remember how some of us would bring up where is the fat boy etc.. Then zmans nutzos went into the kill shia mode. After quite a few killings and bombings of Sadr folks, if you remember Sadr went ballistic and made the public statement he would find and tear zman into tiny pieces. Then as the constitutional drafting started, Sadr obviously again became quite vocal, and through in his to cents about how the constitution was a western thing etc., and apposed it, but then as he saw he was getting no where, joined the political process, supporting Hakim etc.. The as things moved along he got deeper into the political area where he obviously is now firmly planted. But he has behaved himself, in regards to inciting riots, sicing his milita on people type of stuff. In other words, been acting somewhat responsible and appearing to be representing his folks and the shia in general via. the political process.
That is why I think Sistani put his hand down and told Sadr to be carefull as to what he does. Play the politics if required but that is it.
Perhaps I am way off base.
18 posted on 02/25/2006 8:56:56 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: bnelson44

They sent the message they wanted to send to the US.

If they continue to try to create a civil war then their threat would not be credible anylonger.

It is better for them to frighten the west.

They did that.


19 posted on 02/25/2006 8:59:01 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
Evidence is pointing to Iran being behind the bombing in Samarra

This title is misleading. None of the posted links appear to have anything to do with evidence. They are all just speculation and marginally related news items.

20 posted on 02/25/2006 9:01:31 PM PST by wideminded
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To: DoctorZIn

So you think this was all just a warning from Iran?


21 posted on 02/25/2006 9:12:01 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: bnelson44

It appears so.


22 posted on 02/25/2006 9:48:39 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Well it will cause a unity government to be formed very quickly. I wonder if that is what they wanted?


23 posted on 02/25/2006 9:53:26 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

FYI


24 posted on 02/25/2006 10:01:35 PM PST by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: EarlyBird

If you don' think our special ops guys aren't in Iran doing their special works you need to read more.


25 posted on 02/26/2006 3:35:39 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: NY Attitude

Thanks.


26 posted on 02/26/2006 8:32:23 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: DoctorZIn
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27 posted on 02/26/2006 6:05:17 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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