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Iranian Alert - May 1, 2006 - Iran artillery attacks Kurds in Iraq.
Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.1.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 05/01/2006 8:26:08 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Iran artillery attacks Kurds in Iraq.

  • The Jerusalem Post reported that the Iraqi government said that Iranian artillery fired more than 180 shells into northern Iraq, targeting Kurdish rebel bases.

 

Iran provides Iraqi insurgents sophisticated bombs.

  • Telegraph reported that a multi-charged roadside bomb, developed by Hezbollah in Lebanon, is being used against British and American soldiers by Iraqi insurgents linked to Iran.

 

Iran admits to development on advanced centrifuges.

  • Telegraph reported that Iran is developing an advanced centrifuge that would allow it to accelerate its controversial uranium enrichment program.
  • The Age reported that an Iranian official said Iran has enriched uranium to more than 4 per cent, a level higher than Iran previously acknowledged.

 

Iran launches major effort to block opposition broadcasts into Iran.

  • Rooz Online reported that Iran's hard-line Sepah-e Passdaran Revolutionary Guards Corps has launched a new project to use intelligent jamming to block specific satellite channels and broadcasts beamed into Iran.

 

US says NO to Iran offer.

  • The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House rejected Iran's offer to allow United Nations inspectors to resume snap inspections of its nuclear facilities, but only if the dispute again went before the U.N. nuclear monitor.
  • The Washington Post reported that Condoleezza Rice said the Iranians "had plenty of time to cooperate. I think they're playing games."

 

Colin Powell believes Iran is braced to deal with sanctions.

  • ITV reported that former US Secretary of State Colin Powell believes Iran is braced to deal with any sanctions the United Nations and that the Security Council was only likely to be able to agree on a "quite limited" range of such measures.

 

Russian leader: Arab regime may not survive a US attack on Iran.

  • The Jerusalem Post reported that Yevgeny Primakov, former Russian prime minister and foreign minister, said "An air strike on Iran would most certainly bring about very serious consequences... and the Arab regimes might find it very difficult to survive."

 

Former Iranian Intel officer: Iran should have hid its nuclear program.

  • Rooz Online reported that a former Iranian intelligence minister blamed former president Mohammad Khatami, for not allowing Iran to hide its nuclear activities.

 

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

  • Iran Focus reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader appointed Brigadier General Morteza Rezai, a senior military intelligence official, as the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp.
  • ITV reported that Jack Straw said his government will ask the United Nations to increase the pressure on Iran.
  • YNet reported that Israel’s Earth Remote Observation Satellite, Eros B, started sending high-quality snapshots to its earth station, with a focus on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
  • The NY Times reported that Iran and the United States have begun to reveal new strategies in their nuclear dispute which increasingly resembles a cold-war deception and brinkmanship.


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1 posted on 05/01/2006 8:26:21 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 05/01/2006 8:28:42 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

uuuhh, is this big news or not so big news?


3 posted on 05/01/2006 8:30:21 AM PDT by Idisarthur
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To: DoctorZIn
And Biden thinks a partitioned Iraq is a good idea?
4 posted on 05/01/2006 8:34:45 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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To: Mike Darancette

Democrats and segregation. Toast and butter.


5 posted on 05/01/2006 8:38:23 AM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: DoctorZIn

wouldn't that be considered an act of war?


6 posted on 05/01/2006 8:39:39 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Damn, I was just thinking the same thing....Why wouldn't it be considered an act of war? Is not Iraq as self-governed democratic sovereign nation unto it's self with definable borders?
7 posted on 05/01/2006 8:43:03 AM PDT by Tracy V. (Hell is the impossibility of reason)
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To: Tracy V.

Exactly. An attack on Iraqi Kurds my eye...Iran just attacked the sovereign nation of Iraq, if this report is true.


8 posted on 05/01/2006 8:46:51 AM PDT by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: txrangerette

bttt


9 posted on 05/01/2006 8:56:05 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: DoctorZIn
Talabani: Turkey Cannot Enter South Kurdistan

BAGDAD (30.04.2006)- President of Iraq Celal Talabani stated that all the agreements made with neighbouring countries during Saddam Hussein’s reign have been nullified.

In a written statement Talabini used the following expression, “The visits by the USA Foreign Minister Condeleeze Rice and Defence Minister Donald Rumsfeld were evidence that the USA doest not want anyone interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq. The borders of Iraq are our red line. No country should cross our borders.”

In the statement in regards to Syria the following was stated, “Unfortunately Syria is the number one supporter of armed groups in Iraq. The terror that has now spread to Jordan and Egypt has become very dangerous.”

http://www.kurdishinfo.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7208

What was said to Turkey is also being said to IRAN since Iran ALSO has troops gathered together on Iraq's border. This could blow up into a really BAD situation very fast.

11 posted on 05/01/2006 9:38:19 AM PDT by Reborn
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

That's the bit that hasn't made sense to me throughout this story, everyone involved seems to be taking this pretty easy. Haven't heard anything definitive from either Iraq, Iran or the US. Although I don't doubt it, something just seems odd the lack of response of any sort.


12 posted on 05/01/2006 9:42:38 AM PDT by Andy28 (Proud US Army DEP'er, shipping in June. Hooah!)
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To: Andy28

They might sense today is going to reveal a number of plays by a number of players that will telegraph strategic and operational intentions far more than information warfare.


13 posted on 05/01/2006 9:46:41 AM PDT by Cvengr
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To: Cvengr

This is true. How things are going, it's mainly a day by day. It's just a matter of time before the tension breaks in some way, just a matter of the exact 'who' and 'where'.


14 posted on 05/01/2006 9:54:58 AM PDT by Andy28 (Proud US Army DEP'er, shipping in June. Hooah!)
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To: Andy28

Whoa...Iran has attacked Iraq?? That's rough for a new government. Will the Iran government ask anything of the U.S. in this regard?? Or perhaps they will send their own well-trained soldiers to the area.


15 posted on 05/02/2006 8:14:05 AM PDT by YepYep
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To: YepYep

Well, apparently it was an attack on a Kurdish insurgency group that has been giving Turkey some trouble, from what I understand.. And not an actual attack on Iraq. Although, it was across the Iraqi border, so it is indeed a bit questionable...


16 posted on 05/02/2006 8:41:34 AM PDT by Andy28 (Proud US Army DEP'er, shipping in June. Hooah!)
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To: DoctorZIn
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17 posted on 05/02/2006 9:32:42 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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