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Iranian Alert - August 22, 2006 - What is Iran planning for Tuesday, August 22nd?
Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.22.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 08/22/2006 9:54:55 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

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What is Iran planning for Tuesday, August 22nd?

  • ABC News reported that many are concerned with Iran's promise to respond August 22nd to the UN's nuclear offer. August 22nd marks a holy day on the Islamic calendar that is the day of reckoning for Shiites. Islamic expert Robert Spencer said: "The only thing we can know is that the date was not chosen by accident."
  • Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Counterterrorismblog saw a possible connection between North Korea's possible nuclear test and Iran's self imposed nuclear deadline of August 22nd.
  • Yahoo News reported that Iran has turned away U.N. inspectors wanting to examine its underground nuclear site in an apparent violation of the Nonproliferation Treaty.
  • Adnkronos International reported that just hours before Iran is due to give world powers its response to a package of incentives aimed at persuading the country to give up its nuclear activities, new centrifuges have been installed at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.
  • CNN News reported that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the Islamic Republic had decided to press ahead with its pursuit of nuclear energy.

 

Here are a few significant reports that explain why so many are concerned about August 22nd.

 

Many Iranians are convinced that regime wants the nuclear bomb.

  • Spiegel Online reported that while the Iranian government appears set to reject the European incentive package on Tuesday. Most Iranians themselves don't know what to think. But many believe that the regime wants the nuclear bomb.

 

What worries many is Iran is once again exporting its "Islamic Revolution."

  • Tariq Alhomayed, Asharq Alawsat argued that what we are witnessing today is not a by-product of the issue of Iran's nuclear activities, but rather something more important: Iran’s resumption of exporting the "Islamic revolution."

 

Arabs gather to counter Iran's effort to win the hearts and minds of the Lebanese.

  • Haaretz reported that Arab League foreign ministers convened for an emergency meeting in Cairo to discuss a plan to create a fund to rebuild Lebanon. Arabs want to counter the flood of money that is believed to be coming from Iran to Hezbollah to finance reconstruction projects.

 

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

  • The New York Times reported that Venezuela's recent engagement of Iran has become a defining element in its effort to build an alliance to curb American influence in developing countries.
  • John R. Thomson, National Review Online wondered when will the United States and its allies to take action against a founding member of the Axis of Evil?
  • Reuters reported that Iran's government has urged the judiciary to clamp down on newspapers which spread "lies." (Nothing new here).


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1 posted on 08/22/2006 9:55:04 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 08/22/2006 9:56:15 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

well done post. very informative, concise, and looks credible.


3 posted on 08/22/2006 9:57:24 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Pray hard and do the math.)
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To: DoctorZIn

So far the good news is that Iran is just asking for more negotiations....

http://regimechangeiran.blogspot.com/2006/08/iran-ready-for-serious-nuclear-talks.html

But Iran attacked an oil rig in the Persian Gulf...

http://regimechangeiran.blogspot.com/2006/08/romanian-oil-rig-comes-under-iranian.html


4 posted on 08/22/2006 9:57:47 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: the invisib1e hand; DoctorZIn

Ahmadinijad plans on going to "FYE" to buy Paris Hilton's latest CD.


5 posted on 08/22/2006 9:58:57 AM PDT by Perdogg (Democrats = terrorists)
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To: DoctorZIn

If they're planning something, they better do it quickly. (There are only around 3 hours left in the day over there).


6 posted on 08/22/2006 9:59:05 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: DoctorZIn
But Iran attacked an oil rig in the Persian Gulf...

To me that is cause for concern, but it doesn't appear that the media is making much of it.

7 posted on 08/22/2006 9:59:46 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: DoctorZIn

I heard your name and web site get a call out the other day on Hugh Hewitt's show.


8 posted on 08/22/2006 10:00:27 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a mac)
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To: Mr. Mojo

They postponed the nuclear assault, Khatami has a cold today.
;)


9 posted on 08/22/2006 10:00:28 AM PDT by Perdogg (Democrats = terrorists)
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To: DoctorZIn

It's already evening Europe, nighttime in the Middle East, and past noon on the East Coast of the USA; looks like nothing is going to happen.


10 posted on 08/22/2006 10:01:33 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: DoctorZIn
What is Iran planning for today? Seemingly nothing. It's just talk to try and scare us. But even if it were real, Iran doesn't stand a chance against us.
11 posted on 08/22/2006 10:02:35 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: DoctorZIn

They've got less than 3 1/2 hours to pull it off, whatever it is .. it's past 8:30 PM in Tehran


12 posted on 08/22/2006 10:03:07 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Islamofascism ... bringing you the best of the 7th century for the past 1300 years.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
and past noon on the East Coast of the USA
Yeah, it's already 1:00 here in Maryland. If they were going to do something they would've done it by now.
13 posted on 08/22/2006 10:03:35 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: Steve_Seattle
and past noon on the East Coast of the USA
Yeah, it's already 1:00 here in Maryland. If they were going to do something they would've done it by now.
14 posted on 08/22/2006 10:03:54 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: DoctorZIn

Durka! Durka!

15 posted on 08/22/2006 10:04:02 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (You! Shake your junk!)
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To: marvlus

"To me that is cause for concern, but it doesn't appear that the media is making much of it."

Yes and no.
They were in court over another rig last year, so there's a history between this company and Iran.


16 posted on 08/22/2006 10:04:49 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: DoctorZIn

Tuesday is almost over in Iran....


17 posted on 08/22/2006 10:04:57 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: G8 Diplomat
But even if it were real, Iran doesn't stand a chance against us.

If only you were right. There is no stomach for defense of the West. Iran can do whatever they wish, and there will be no reprisal.

18 posted on 08/22/2006 10:06:20 AM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1600 knives and counting!)
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To: Perdogg

NO. He has the Bird Flu!


19 posted on 08/22/2006 10:07:30 AM PDT by 2ndmouse (I WANT MY MAHDI !!!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I think its August 23rd already in Iran.


20 posted on 08/22/2006 10:08:35 AM PDT by Integrityrocks
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To: isthisnickcool

LOL!!


21 posted on 08/22/2006 10:10:03 AM PDT by RushCrush (I like pit bulls better than Democrats.)
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To: DoctorZIn

there are only 3-4 hours left on the 22nd for them.


22 posted on 08/22/2006 10:11:03 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: DoctorZIn
There are number of methods of delivering the terrorist's agenda.....1) explode a device, and kill people....2) imply that that you will explode a device and kill people....3)announce that you have a killing device, and send the info to the MSM, who will broadcast that info far and wide, thereby infecting, insecurity amongst, the population...the point is clear, the MSM, is a tool to be manipulated, by the terrorist.....rattle the MSM chain, and they will "howl" for at least 3 days
23 posted on 08/22/2006 10:11:20 AM PDT by thinking
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To: Integrityrocks

4:30pm EDT


24 posted on 08/22/2006 10:11:22 AM PDT by Perdogg (Democrats = terrorists)
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To: DoctorZIn

The foiled airline bombers may have been their "surprise" and now they don't have another plan.............


25 posted on 08/22/2006 10:13:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Integrityrocks
I read that it really is supposed to happen on the 23rd. Acmejihad want the element of surprise!
26 posted on 08/22/2006 10:13:05 AM PDT by 2ndmouse (I WANT MY MAHDI !!!)
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To: Integrityrocks

It's only 9:15pm there........


27 posted on 08/22/2006 10:13:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Perdogg

porn or singing?


28 posted on 08/22/2006 10:13:44 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: Ramius
Iran can do whatever they wish, and there will be no reprisal
In Europe that's probably true, but we don't have a Democrat for our president so there's still some hope that the US can stand up to them.
29 posted on 08/22/2006 10:19:56 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: DoctorZIn

Guess the Mahdi had a little problem crawling out of his well... having no food sent down to you for a thousand years might make climbing a little difficult.


30 posted on 08/22/2006 10:25:58 AM PDT by thoughtomator (There is no "Islamofascism" - there is only Islam)
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To: G8 Diplomat

On some days I might agree, but I'm just not feeling it today. It is the US that doesn't have the stomach. We can't even take prisoners and ask them questions. We can't hurt anyone's feelings. Even Israel is now unable to defend itself. Hezbollah and its allies in the left have the momentum. Any reaction to any provocation in the near term will be undermined before it can be useful.

It's going to be a tough time. Things are going to get far, far worse before the will to fight returns to the West. Probably too late.


31 posted on 08/22/2006 10:28:16 AM PDT by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1600 knives and counting!)
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To: Integrityrocks
"No 12th Imam for you!"


32 posted on 08/22/2006 10:31:31 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: DoctorZIn

Thankfully, Apocalypalooza 2006 is going down without a bang.


33 posted on 08/22/2006 10:56:52 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

That 12th Imam crap is just a joke to freak out all the infidels. This guy and his mullah bosses are just buying time. They turn away U.N. inspectors. They are working on WMD. Does this all sound like a replay?


34 posted on 08/22/2006 10:57:59 AM PDT by shankbear
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To: DoctorZIn

As I have been saying, this date was solely for the purpose of focusing world attention on Iran as an Islamic religious authority. There was no surprise to wait for - the message was conveyed simply by the date itself, an Islamic holy day.


35 posted on 08/22/2006 11:06:27 AM PDT by rjp2005 (It was called the Cold War)
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To: thinking
1) explode a device, and kill people....2) imply that that you will explode a device and kill people....3)announce that you have a killing device
Isn't Islam wonderful? Don't they just lift your heart with inspiration? What a joy they are! What a wonderful group of people to be sharing the planet with!
36 posted on 08/22/2006 11:20:48 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: rjp2005
"As I have been saying, this date was solely for the purpose of focusing world attention on Iran as an Islamic religious authority. There was no surprise to wait for - the message was conveyed simply by the date itself, an Islamic holy day.:

My theory is that they wanted to choose their own date rather than have it set for them. They did not want to appear to be responding to any deadline set by someone else, they want to control the agenda. The Islamic holy day was a logical choice for the reasons you state.

37 posted on 08/22/2006 11:21:40 AM PDT by Hound of the Baskervilles (A)
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To: Hound of the Baskervilles

Agree. You wont tell us what to do - we will tell you kinda thing. Islamic day gives it extra punch to their masses.


38 posted on 08/22/2006 11:27:15 AM PDT by rjp2005 (It was called the Cold War)
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To: DoctorZIn

It's 5:00 on the east coast, which means it's midnight in Iran (I think it's 7 hours difference). It's already tomorrow, and they didn't do anything.


39 posted on 08/22/2006 2:05:45 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: Ramius
Things are going to get far, far worse before the will to fight returns to the West.
You're right. Europe and most of the US are too soft to defend themsleves, and are more willing to give up and surrender and let our enemies take over.
40 posted on 08/22/2006 2:09:06 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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