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Iranian Alert - March 15, 2006 - The MSM ignores: Massive Iranian defiance of the Islamic Regime
Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.15.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 03/15/2006 8:48:41 PM PST by DoctorZIn

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Again the MSM ignores: Massive Iranian defiance of the Islamic Regime.

  • Iran Press News reported that the Iranian regime failed to stop ancient Persian festival & New Year celebrations tonight which the regime considers to be religiously prohibited or unclean.
  • Photos of the festival of fire celebrations in Tehran.
  • SMCCDI reported that Islamic regime's security forces attacked Iranian celebrators/demonstrators in several cities by beating brutally women and especially young kids using clubs, chains and even knives have been used by foreign speaking militiamen.
  • SMCCDI reported that an increasing number of Iranians went into most Iranian into the streets in a flagrant sign of defiance to the Islamic regime.
  • Iran Focus reported that Iranian authorities imposed a de facto martial law in several volatile cities in the north-western province of Kurdistan as restive youths used the occasion of Iran’s traditional “fire festival” to hold anti-government protests.
  • SMCCDI reported that inmates at the infamous Evin Political jail found a way to commemorate the banned "Tchahr-Shanbe Soori" (Fire Fiest).
  • Iran Focus reported that anti-government demonstrations erupted across the Iranian capital as well as in towns and cities across the country and protestors set on fire an effigy of Iran’s Supreme Leader.
  • Cox & Forkum published a cartoon a while back that was appropriate for today: Bonfire of the Mullahs.

 

Ganji release from Prison denied.

  • Iran Press News reported that despite Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji's having served his six year prison sentence this week, his release has been denied.

 

The UN Security Council is preparing to meet on Iran.

  • The Times reported that Britain unveiled a proposal at the United Nations last night to give Iran 14 days to suspend all work linked to uranium enrichment.
  • The Washington Post reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she is confident the United States eventually will get strong backing from other members of the U.N. Security Council.
  • The Times reported that Britain will seek support for United Nations action on Iran from the full 15-nation Security Council today after the “Permanent Five” powers failed for a third day to agree a joint approach.
  • Dow Jones Newswires reported that French President Jacques Chirac said that Europe can't make "the slightest concession" to Iran on regulations governing the nonproliferation of nuclear arms.

 

Bush turns on the heat.

  • Telegraph reported that after five years of indecision and internal disputes the Bush administration has started a new, more vigorous phase in trying to undermine the ruling mullahs of Iran.
  • Reuters reported that President George W. Bush said "some of the most powerful IEDs (improvised explosive devices) we are seeing in Iraq today include components that came from Iran."

 

The Iranian regime knows how to use the media.

  • BBC News reported that the leaders in Iran are highly conscious of the power of the media. They use a two-pronged approach. At home, they enforce controls and abroad, Iran harnesses satellite TV and radio to get its views across.

 

The Iranian regime uses the Washington Post.

  • Michael Ledeen, National Review Online responded to a recent article by Karl Vick on American efforts to help Iranians who dare to challenge the mullahs. “U.S. Push for Democracy Could Backfire Inside Iran.”
  • Eli lake, The New York Sun reported that the Tehran regime has already started cracking down on democracy activists in the country who have received aid from the West.
  • Azarmehr reported that the Islamic Republic is now using the Washington Post instead of State TV for propaganda against Iranian dissidents.

 

Iran's Leaders talk tough.

  • Reuters reported that Iran's president says he would welcome a travel ban imposed by the UN.
  • ABC News reported that Iran's supreme leader said that Iran's nuclear fuel program was "irreversible."
  • Bloomberg reported that Iran may review some of its contracts with foreign oil and gas companies if the United Nations Security Council imposes sanctions.

 

Still more unrest in Iran.

  • Iran Press News reported that last Saturday the angry residents of Piranshahr (Kurdish town in Province of West Azerbaijan) clashed with the regime's brutal security forces.
  • Iran Press News reported that the regime's forces clashed with young activists in Tehran suburb of Fardees-Karadj.
  • Iran Press News reported the anger on Iranian universities over the regime's plan to bury martyrs on the university grounds.

 

Rumors of War.

  • New York Post reported that if the Security Council won't act Europe's leadership on the Iranian nuclear problem suggests a third option: NATO.
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that the Pentagon is looking into the possibility of Israel launching a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.

 

Harvard to hold an "Iran Freedom Concert."

  • Atlas Shrugs reported on that Harvard students plan to hold an "Iran Freedom Concert" in solidarity with Iranian Student Movement for Democracy and Civil Rights.

 

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

  • The Washington Times reported that Iran's clerical and business establishments are increasingly turning against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • Amir Taheri, Gulf News suggested ways to nip Iran's designs.
  • Los Angeles Times reported that in spite of the hostile rhetoric in recent days over Iran's nuclear ambitions, the Islamic Republic may be losing its long-standing reluctance to speak directly with the United States.
  • And finally, Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen, FrontPageMagazine.com examined the Mullah-Hamas Axis.


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1 posted on 03/15/2006 8:48:47 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 03/15/2006 8:49:56 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

The hour grows short for the Iranian People to take down A MAD IN JIHAD. President Bush has to decide very soon what military action to take, it can't be delayed much longer.


3 posted on 03/15/2006 9:06:54 PM PST by timer
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To: timer

The only way war can be avoided is if the Iranian people step up and get rid of their madman themselves.


4 posted on 03/15/2006 10:06:57 PM PST by varg
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To: timer
I think you made a very accurate statement there. We have been seeing similar threads about how there are these citizens of Iran all fed up for at least three years around here and we saw nothing but the most radical regime getting elected and rising to power.

My eyes, and Iranian voters tell us they want terrorist in power.

Someone I know went to Iran last year and said it got much worse was radicalized and we most certainly would have to be at war with them within a year.

I believe at this point the story of friendly Iranians who love America and wanting change in their government to either be a total rumor or an extreme minority of people.

5 posted on 03/15/2006 10:13:33 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: DoctorZIn
the Islamic Republic is now using the Washington Post instead of State TV for propaganda...

Funny, that's who the tyrants in the USA, aka the democrats, use for their propaganda. The NYSlimes will be joining soon, no doubt.

6 posted on 03/15/2006 10:59:43 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: A CA Guy
My eyes, and Iranian voters tell us they want terrorist in power.

Were you on this thread much during the so-called "election" in Iran?

I believe at this point the story of friendly Iranians who love America and wanting change in their government to either be a total rumor or an extreme minority of people.

Or just maybe, every time they attempt a change they get the living he!! beat out of them. Iran is NOT America where every nut job in the country can threaten a revolution, storm the WH and do their stupid dance in the street. Did you read this?

Islamic regime's security forces attacked Iranian celebrators/demonstrators in several cities by beating brutally women and especially young kids using clubs, chains and even knives have been used by foreign speaking militiamen.

You may be reading the WaComPost too much.

7 posted on 03/15/2006 11:08:05 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Justanobody
Two things.

#1 The results of the elections says they like terrorist in power.

#2 The Christian Iranian born person I know who went back there last year said it was extremely radicalized compared to his visits years before.

I accept the results of an election and the observations of an American who was born in Iran who was recently there over the banter on these threads any day.

I don't see anything in Iran that backs up any of this hope that some inside force is going to take over the government and play nice with us.

Don't hold your breath.

I like everyone else though would gladly welcome a good result regarding Iran.

8 posted on 03/15/2006 11:25:03 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: varg

Nostradamas predicted in the 1550s that Paris would be destroyed by a nuc. This foot-dragging delay while we and the europeans pussy foot around in re to Iran and its nucs/ICBMs is going to be a direct precursor to that. Can't you see it? The lack of will power by the anti-regime types is leading to armageddon, that plus the anti-war dems who encourage A MAD IN JIHAD. Love GOD, love your neighbor...it's too bad evil lives in so many hearts in the middle east and the US, if only...


9 posted on 03/15/2006 11:44:35 PM PST by timer
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To: DoctorZIn

Gee, GANJI's release was DENIED. Why am I not surprised?! All these Iranian leaders contribute to humanity is lies and death. May God help Ganji, his family, and all others in Iran who truly desire to live in Peace.


10 posted on 03/16/2006 5:13:11 AM PST by Reborn
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To: Justanobody
The MSM reports I have been seeing of the Festival of Fire celebrations simply said the *people had been killed*, leaving the impression that they died only by trying to jump over bonfires.

If not for the student's website and the postings of Iran-watchers here on FR, I would have no idea that there is any real dissent inside Iran.
11 posted on 03/16/2006 5:48:27 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal
If not for the student's website and the postings of Iran-watchers here on FR, I would have no idea that there is any real dissent inside Iran.

EXACTLY!!! I never watch TV or read the print media (propaganda) so I only know what I learn from those with "boots on the ground" so to speak. That includes Iraq.

12 posted on 03/16/2006 7:49:54 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Justanobody
Absolutely! The contractors, NCOs and troops here on FR, plus the mil & Iraqi blogs have the best accurate information! Keeps me positive and sane.
13 posted on 03/16/2006 7:57:40 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: timer

The MSM is making every case it can for not using military intervention in Iran. They talk 'containment' as if they are dealing with an enemy who fears destruction.


14 posted on 03/16/2006 7:59:13 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for the ping.


15 posted on 03/16/2006 8:14:45 AM PST by GOPJ (Peace happens when evil is vanquished -- Cal Thomas)
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To: reformedliberal
Keeps me positive and sane.

Yes, they keep me positive, most of the time, but some my argue the sane part. ;*)

16 posted on 03/16/2006 8:19:10 AM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: johnny7

The Iranians are caught in a tug of war between pride and logic, between the wahabi model and the turkey model, between the emotional savagery of jihad and a modern, stable democracy. Germany went thru such a period in the 1920s and 1930s. They chose the macho monkey fork in the road and were crushed. Iran faces the same fork in the road, and traffic is backed up behind them, horns blaring. Containment won't work any better than throwing concrete barriers across the road, it's martyr-decision time for my college roommate's(Herar Bagatorian)people...mega-death is inevitable, but who do they die for? The nut or human dignity?


17 posted on 03/16/2006 12:14:55 PM PST by timer
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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert
U.S. threatens to bomb Iran sites “after a month”
Thursday, 16th March 2006
Iran Focus

London, Mar. 16 – The United States warned Iran through a secret channel that it would launch military attacks on a number of nuclear sites in Iran if there was no diplomatic progress a month after the Islamic Republic’s referral to the United Nations Security Council, according to a Persian-language website run by associates of the former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami.

Khatami was quoted by the website Rooz Online as telling allies that he had received a message through a third party from a senior United States official during a visit to Germany last autumn. The U.S. official had warned Iran that the U.S. would bomb the country’s nuclear sites “if there is no breakthrough in resolving Iran’s nuclear dossier a month after the case is referred to the Security Council”.

Khatami said that he conveyed the message to the country’s senior officials and the Supreme National Security Council, but “not much attention has been paid to it”, Rooz reported.

The International Atomic Energy Agency referred Iran to the Security Council at the end of the last meeting of its Board of Governors on March 8. The council can impose sanctions on Iran for violating its international obligations and concealing critical parts of its extensive nuclear program.

Iran’s top negotiator, Ali Larijani, reiterated on Thursday the theocratic regime’s rejection of Western demands that Tehran stop trying to produce fuel that can be used in nuclear power stations or, if highly enriched, in bombs. The United States said diplomacy must succeed to avert a confrontation with the Islamic Republic.

18 posted on 03/16/2006 4:45:53 PM PST by Reborn
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To: Reborn

Thanks. I laughed at this earlier.


19 posted on 03/16/2006 5:26:43 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: DoctorZIn
To read today’s thread click here.

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20 posted on 03/16/2006 5:34:11 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: Reborn

Amen


21 posted on 03/16/2006 5:42:30 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: A CA Guy

"#1 The results of the elections says they like terrorist in power."
"I accept the results of an election and the observations of an American who was born in Iran who was recently there over the banter on these threads any day."

I can't believe you've been reading about Iran for years, and still don't know that the "elections" are a farce. Do you accept the election results in Cuba too? You think the Cubans all love Castro and vote for him because they're happy with their miserable lives and want to keep Castro around for as long as possible?


22 posted on 03/16/2006 5:53:55 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert
Thanks. I laughed at this earlier.

I can't wait to see the "comments" at Doc's blog when this article is posted. ;-)

23 posted on 03/16/2006 7:13:52 PM PST by Reborn
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To: nuconvert

If the elections were a farce, I wouldn't know why in my friends last visit, most all he came across were radicals?

I'm sorry, Iran IMO is not the way it might have been 20 years ago with their younger people. Today they are all mostly radicalized.

My friend had them all pushing the Koran on him and talking violent crazy sh!t. It's a toilet at this point from what I was told.


24 posted on 03/16/2006 8:14:39 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

I don't know what your friend experienced or what you mean by radicalized or what was happening in Iran where and when your friend visited.(the regime may have been clamping down even more for some reason while your friend was there) The gov't has put more basij on the streets and has clamped down more than in recent years. They're trying to reign in the population, because they can feel themselves losing control over the people.

Ahmadinejad was selected to be the president by Khamenei. There is NO doubt that the majority of Iranians want freedom and want to see the end of this regime.


25 posted on 03/16/2006 9:00:27 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

In brief the issues are that someone I know went to Iran who was born there.
They are a Christian with family still back there.

Over the years he has gone several times, the last visit being about 7 years prior.

His last trip showed the country was massively radicalized with people who are all like the insurgents we fight in Iraq.
Conversations with Iranians were scary for him. They all wanted to convert him to Muslim, were trying to force the Koran on him. They were all saying (outside his own family in Iran) that they wanted harm and death to the west and America.
This person said this was a massive change from the Iran he had visited even ten years ago. Things are massively radicalized there.

It was predicted that we would for sure need to be at war with Iran within the year.

This same person also found when he came back to America some Iranians near the beach area of California that were a cell planning to do 9/11 types stuff here in America and he reported that and his local mosque to the FBI.

I need no more convincing of how bad Iran is today.


26 posted on 03/16/2006 9:17:47 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

PS, this last trip was less than a year ago.


27 posted on 03/16/2006 9:23:38 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

All I can tell you is, according to people who live there now and/or have families who live there now, what's changed is the gov't cracking down and the people rebelling more. That's why we're seeing more strikes and demonstrations. And more arrests and more hangings.
Last year was the election. I don't know what month your friend was there, but I can imagine things were different at that time than even 6 months prior.
I don't doubt your friend had an unpleasant experience compared to when he was last there, but to think that the country is "massively radicalized with people who are all like the insurgents we fight in Iraq" goes against all the reports I've seen, heard and read from others who have been there.


28 posted on 03/16/2006 9:42:26 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

Well he went visiting people throughout Iran that was family and as he traveled he felt the flavor of the country was it had become far more radical.

His own family in Iran told him that things got far worse.

He had been there many times before his last visit.
I think it says there is a major shift in that country whey he walks around the citizens there and says we will be at war within a year or so.


29 posted on 03/16/2006 9:57:47 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: DoctorZIn
Have you seen this?

Iranian Women And The Path To A Free Iran

webpage

30 posted on 03/17/2006 4:39:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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