Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - July 28 - Iranian people angry over government support of Hezbollah
Posted on 07/30/2006 1:00:41 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Iranian regimes own newspaper confesses Iranian anger over government support of Hezbollah.
- Iran Press News reported on the Iranian people’s rage and hatred for Hezbollah was in evidence in the regime-run newspaper Aftab’eh Yazd where readers of the newspaper messages have been published, for example: “Hassan Nassrollah, the coward is hiding out while the people of Lebanon are paying his price.” A must read.
The human rights abuse of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- Iran Focus reported that the European Union issued a statement that expressed “serious concern about the deteriorating situation with regard to the freedom of expression and the status of human rights defenders in Iran.”
- Iran Press News reported that Akbar Mohammadi imprisoned student who was refused his medical furlough from prison, began a hunger strike on July 23rd. Photo.
- Iran Press News reported on the Islamic regime's flogging of a 37-year-old man in Vahdat Square in the city of Gorgan (northern Iran). He received 74 lashes. Photo.
- Iran Press News reported that in 2005 eight adolescents under 18 were executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- Iran Press News reported that the regime’s authorities at the Rajaiishahr prison have begun summoning and threatening political prisoners, trumping up charges against them in order to stymie their hunger strikes.
UN reaches "informal agreement" on Iran nuclear resolution.
- The Washington Post reported that key U.N. Security Council members agreed informally on Thursday on a resolution demanding Iran suspend nuclear enrichment and reprocessing work and threatening to consider sanctions if it refuses.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
- Kenneth R. Timmerman, FrontPageMagazine.com argued that while some have suggested that the latest round of fighting between Israel and Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon is the beginning of World War III, he suggested this is more like the Spanish Civil War.
- Iran Press News reported that China and the countries of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council, finalized a new round of talks regarding the consolidation of an agreement on free trade, with the goal and guarantee of long-term oil output to maximum capability.
- Iran Press News published photos of the Hezbollah flag being distributed in the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- Cox & Forkum published another cartoon: High Stakes.
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This is the point I was making on another thread.The Islamic fascist terrorist are not LOVED by ALL people in the Middle East.If Western democracies would show some backbone when dealing with these Islamic thugs we'd probably be surprised at how many Muslim allies we actually had !!!
(From another thread)
Something I've noticed over the years since 9-11 is many people in the Islamic world shout their support of OBL and his ilk, until they strike at home. Then it's a different song being sung.
True,no question !!!
Time's growing short, people of Iran! Action time is now if you don't want to be taken out with the trash.
For the sake of the people there I hope their rulers don't go completely off their rockers and launch direct strikes against Israel. Israel's response would likely be disproportionate in the extreme. Iranians really need to clue in on the course their rulers have set them on.
I agree,but let's be honest,we ( Western democracies)haven't given these people any reason to believe they would be supported if they were to try and stand up to these fascist regimes.I'm no warmonger but if flexing USA military muscle in Iran,Syria and Lebanon would get the job done,I say let's do it !!!
Thank you "GW" for following through with your plans.
Now we need to take the fight to the Hezzies in Iran.
"I hope their rulers don't go completely off their rockers and launch direct strikes against Israel."
I think that's what Iran's ruling group fully intends to do. The leader of the Revolutionary Guard said they are intent on revenge against the U.S. and Israel. The question is, do they wait until they get a nuclear bomb to do so.
I agree with you. Since the Iranian ruling group is intent on striking at Israel and the U.S., it's apparently only a matter of time, and probably a fairly short time, before all out war occurs.
The people of Iran have no viable voice in their government's policies and pretentions. Any commentary to the contrary is false and misleading. We are sometimes told of citizen unrest in Iran over that government's actions, but that citizen unrest is small and virtually meaningless. Iran seems more and more like the dictatorships we have seen in Europe in the past. Only today did I read something about the government in Iran taking steps to outlaw certain words that suggest a Western influence, words such as "pizza," for heaven's sake! Make no mistake about it -- the government in Iran is well on its way toward "1984."
They're distracted by the blood and the ambiguities of their emerging pluralism. To the people of the ME, do you think the events in Iraq and Afghanistan smell like freedom or civil war facilitated by a superpower? The people of the ME have always had legitimate reasons to fear great power. Americans are giving their blood and treasure in order to establish credibility among the redeemable, and kill those that cannot be redeemed. Like them, we're easily distracted by blood but we must be vigilant in this fight or eventually we'll lose our pluralism.
Sort of like encouraging children (and doctors) to report on possible drug law violations. Of course, that's done in Iran too.