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Iranian Alert - April 23, 2006 - 'US will go for Pakistan, Saudi Arabia after Iran'
Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/23/06 | freedom44

Posted on 04/23/2006 9:15:33 PM PDT by freedom44


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LAHORE: Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis has said that the US will “go for” Pakistan and Saudi Arabia after Iraq and Iran.

“We have leaks from reliable sources that after Iraq and Iran, the US plans to go for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia,” Margolis said in an interview with IWT NEWS on Saturday. Margolis supported Iran’s nuclear weapons programme, saying that it poses no threat to the world community. US President George W Bush’s statements on Iran’s nuclear programme were “ridiculous and nonsense”, he said. “Iran has no nuclear bombs and no capability to bomb a country with these weapons,” Margolis said.

He said that Iran’s longest-range missile, Shahab-III, had a maximum range of 1,200-1,500 kilometres, which meant that Iran could not attack North America or Western Europe. “No substantial evidence has yet been found that Iran has nuclear weapons, and anyone saying that Iran is a threat to the world is lying and deceiving the world,” Margolis said. He said that Bush’s statement about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction had “proved baseless”. The US and Israel were planning to attack Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and major military installations, he said.

Margolis said that Iran had been trying to acquire nuclear weapons since 1970, when it signed an agreement with Israel to provide it with nuclear warheads and medium range missiles. He said that Pakistani intelligence sources had told him that decades ago, Iran had offered to pay for Pakistan’s entire defence budget for 10 years in exchange for nuclear technology. “Why shouldn’t Iran have nuclear weapons? It is surrounded by nuclear powers like Pakistan, Russia, Israel and India,” Margolis said. He said that the US was providing India with nuclear secrets and the latest nuclear technology in spite of the fact that the latter had not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. He said that India is developing submarine-launched missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, and Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles with a range of 7,000 miles. “With these weapons, India can strike even the US, but the Bush administration is still providing India with modern nuclear technology,” he said. He said that the US had supplied Israel with bomber airplanes, which could travel to Iran and even Pakistan. It had also given Israel around 500 “penetrating bombs, which are very lethal”.

He said that a US or Israeli attack on Iran could be “very dangerous”, as Iran had the ability to “punish American forces in Iraq”. He said that the present Iraqi government was a Shia government which is very close to Iran. “So an attack on Iran can outrage the Shia community of Iraq,” he said. Margolis said that Iran had the ability to launch “commando attacks” on US forces in the gulf. “Iran can attack US bases in Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. Iran can hamper oil exports from the area, which will create a major panic in the world and in the US,” he said.“Iranians are prepared to take huge casualties (to defend themselves) because they are a dedicated and nationalistic nation, whereas the US lacks this advantage,” Margolis said, adding that Iran can even send troops to Iraq.

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1 posted on 04/23/2006 9:15:36 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Ummmmm...


2 posted on 04/23/2006 9:16:45 PM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: freedom44

While this sounds like BS, it works for me.


3 posted on 04/23/2006 9:18:55 PM PDT by Founding Father (I'm building a fence in May along with my "vigilante" friends.)
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To: freedom44

Didn't read past the first paragraph. I think Eric Margolis is a Canadian. sheesh.


4 posted on 04/23/2006 9:20:54 PM PDT by spyone
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To: freedom44

I think we'll ssend out for Pizza somewhere in all that.


5 posted on 04/23/2006 9:21:24 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: freedom44
"We have leaks from reliable sources that after Iraq and Iran, the US plans to go for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia,” Margolis said in an interview with IWT NEWS on Saturday. Margolis supported Iran’s nuclear weapons programme, saying that it poses no threat to the world community."

Sounds like Margolis is a pro-mullah subversive, and could be receiving classified information to which he is not entitled to.

Time for Margolis to get to use his air miles for a trip to a secure undisclosed location for some up-close and personal interrogation.

"[Iran] poses no threat to the world community", better stop at a drug rehab facility first to see if they can get Margolis to quit listening to his crack pipe.
6 posted on 04/23/2006 9:28:55 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: mkjessup

"[Iran] poses no threat to the world community", better stop at a drug rehab facility first to see if they can get Margolis to quit listening to his crack pipe.

LOL!


7 posted on 04/23/2006 9:30:19 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: spyone

http://www.bigeye.com/fcorrlst.htm

for a few articles from his archive - barf bag required.


8 posted on 04/23/2006 9:31:44 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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To: Scarchin

Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis

Who?


9 posted on 04/23/2006 9:33:22 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: bnelson44
Very well known...on his street!

LOL!!!

10 posted on 04/23/2006 9:34:30 PM PDT by Scarchin (www.classdismissedblog.com.)
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To: bnelson44

http://www.ericmargolis.com/

Another whiny leftist loon nutbag.


11 posted on 04/23/2006 9:54:14 PM PDT by axes_of_weezles
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To: A CA Guy

...and at least a case of brew.


12 posted on 04/23/2006 10:49:49 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you're there, that's the best!!)
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To: Atchafalaya

True, and there is lots of stuff brewing in Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, so there could be a connection.


13 posted on 04/23/2006 10:51:46 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: freedom44

Silly me, I thought Syria or North Korea had to be next on the list after Iran.


14 posted on 04/23/2006 10:52:02 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: CarrotAndStick; Gengis Khan; Srirangan; sukhoi-30mki

Anything to say about a Pakistan source?


15 posted on 04/24/2006 7:55:53 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

16 posted on 04/24/2006 8:49:53 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: freedom44

Why isn't Syria on this list?


17 posted on 04/24/2006 8:56:17 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: freedom44

"Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis"

Who does he write for besides himself?


18 posted on 04/24/2006 9:02:50 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: freedom44

"Renowned journalist" now passes as an excuse for expertise in US military and foreign relations.

Excuse me while I ROFLMAO.

Iranian Ministry of Information must be calling up every marker they have........somebody in Tehran must be getting VERY nervous.


19 posted on 04/24/2006 9:46:21 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I have been officially designated as a PC Disaster Area.)
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To: freedom44
He said that India is developing ...Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles with a range of 7,000 miles.

Does the US even have 7000-mile ICBMs?

20 posted on 04/24/2006 10:06:13 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: freedom44

Iran has test launched missiles from barges. All coastal cities are within range of barges.


21 posted on 04/24/2006 11:31:30 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why did Allah create free will and then demand submission? Wouldn't robots have been easier?)
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To: spyone

Eric Margolis is a POS Canadian.


22 posted on 04/24/2006 6:27:06 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: freedom44

This is one of the few times that I wish that the Dhimmi-correspondent was correct.


23 posted on 04/24/2006 7:35:13 PM PDT by rmlew (Sedition and Treason are both crimes, not free speech.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for the ping.


24 posted on 04/24/2006 8:28:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (Tolerance of evil isn't virtue)
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To: freedom44
Uh...Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, etc etc.

All lies.

25 posted on 04/24/2006 8:30:02 PM PDT by Windsong
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To: freedom44; aculeus; Senator Bedfellow; Billthedrill; rdb3
Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis . . .

Stop, yer killin me!

26 posted on 04/24/2006 8:33:03 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton; freedom44; Senator Bedfellow; Billthedrill; rdb3
Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis . . .

Stop, yer killin me!

Alas, he's reaching new lows.

27 posted on 04/25/2006 4:31:46 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: freedom44
To read today’s thread click here.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

28 posted on 04/26/2006 6:45:19 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: freedom44
What Eric Margolis Thinks...
*The latest Osama bin Laden audio ...The western powers, he added, wanted to divide Sudan and grab its oil - a claim that is not without some basis in fact. *Correction: Iran’s president, Muhammed Ahmadinejad , did not call for Israel to be `wiped off the face of the map,’ ... *The arrest and prosecution for terrorism by the FBI of two American citizens of Muslim background from the state of Georgia, aged 21 and 19, sounds fishy... *It was a national disgrace that President George Bush did not give a state dinner...

29 posted on 04/30/2006 4:27:39 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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