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Iranian Alert - May 22, 2006 - US seeks to build missile shield to stop Iranian missiles
Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.22.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 05/23/2006 8:35:46 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

Top News Story

US seeks to build missile shield to stop Iranian missiles.

  • The New York Times reported that the Bush administration is moving to establish a new antimissile site in Europe that would be designed to stop attacks by Iran against the United States and its European allies.

 

Iranian dissident in Washington DC seeking regime change.

  • Times Online on the escape from Iran of Iranian student activist Amir Abbas Fakhravar who was held for 8 months in solitary confinement in Iran. He said he was in Washington to spread one message only: “Regime change.” Photo.

 

Imprisoned Iranian intellectual accused of seeking a regime change in Iran.

  • The New York Times reported that the Iranian press accused Mr. Jahanbegloo, the Iranian philosopher and writer who has been detained for three weeks without formal charges, is "an element of the United States who was part of the plot to overthrow the regime under the guise of intellectual work by peaceful means."

 

US and Iran agree: Security agreements for Iran won't work.

  • Yahoo News reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. has not offered a guarantee against attacking or undermining Iran's hard-line government in exchange for having Tehran curtail its nuclear program.
  • Reuters reported that Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said it had little faith in security guarantees from the West, "no one should think that such security guarantees are important."
  • Turkishpress.com reported that hard-line Iranian newspapers have snubbed European Union efforts to coax the Islamic republic into halting sensitive nuclear work, with one influential daily dismissing the proposed incentives as "worthless".

 

Israeli PM: Iran just months away from the nuclear bomb.

  • Bloomberg reported that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Iran is ``months'' away from being able to make a nuclear weapon, contradicting U.S. assessments.

 

US ready for talks with Iran on Iraq.

  • The Jerusalem Post reported that US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said the formation of a national unity government in Baghdad has cleared the way for proposed direct talks between the United States and Iran about the situation inside Iraq.

 

Arabs plan to talk with Iran about its nuclear standoff.

  • The Star reported that Arab Gulf nations are planning to send a delegation to Iran to discuss its nuclear standoff with the United Nations.

 

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

  • Steven Simon and Ray Takeyh, Council on Foreign Relations reported that from the moment the first U.S. warheads detonate over an Iranian nuclear installation, the United States will be at war with the Islamic Republic. They examine various scenarios.
  • CBS News reported that Iran rejected reports that Tehran has used Chinese uranium gas for enrichment.
  • Independent reported that Iranian Jews are worried and angered by their President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust, saying his comments caused "fear" in his community.
  • Cox & Forkum published a cartoon: EU-Bonz.


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1 posted on 05/23/2006 8:36:03 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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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!

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2 posted on 05/23/2006 8:37:18 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

This is NOT the way to stop Iran. We need to attack the main source of the enemy within and the enemy without. Because this site was offline all morning(?repairs, DOS attack?) I went to DUmmyland. These people want us all to have a nice day as long as they are in charge. They all rail against the war on terror, and claim to be the perfect patriots. If they are, why don't they want what America wants? Why do they insist that their ideas are "mainstream"? Why do they not understand what side of the political spectrum they are on? Why don't they understand that everything they stand for is NOT America? The USA fought a 50 year cold war to prevent us from suffering the fate of Russia and China? Why do they think we will accept their anti-American ideals now? Sheeesh...(/rant)


3 posted on 05/23/2006 8:51:34 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel)
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To: DoctorZIn

RE: TimesOline article about Fakhravar - An his comments about nukes in Iran...

I thought this was a great line...

"“If it is a matter of national pride to have it, why did they keep the programme secret for 18 years?” Fakhravar asked."

GOOD QUESTION!


4 posted on 05/23/2006 9:08:22 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Edgerunner
They all rail against the war on terror, and claim to be the perfect patriots. If they are, why don't they want what America wants?

They are patriots, to a country that no longer exists (it ceased to exist on Christmas Day in 1991, when the hammer and sickle was lowered for the last time at the Kremlin). They are creations of the Cheka/GPU/OGPU/NKVD/MGB/KGB, whose Active Measures department encouraged the Communist movement in America to infiltrate and spread their poison in academia, the media, Hollywood, and Democratic party in their "long march through the institutions".

They, along with the Islamofascists, need to be UTTERLY DESTROYED if this nation is to continue to survive as a Free Republic.

5 posted on 05/23/2006 9:08:26 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: DoctorZIn

It's a good time in the world, to be a defense contractor.


6 posted on 05/23/2006 9:09:25 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: F14 Pilot
PINGING.

Any thoughts?

7 posted on 05/23/2006 11:41:26 AM PDT by Paul Ross (We cannot be for lawful ordinances and for an alien conspiracy at one and the same moment.-Cicero)
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To: Edgerunner

The mullahs need a "rain of ruin". Nothing else will be effective.


8 posted on 05/23/2006 2:45:11 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: DoctorZIn
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”

9 posted on 05/24/2006 7:47:46 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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