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Iranian Alert - August 30, 2006 - Ahmadinejad challenged Bush to an uncensored debate
Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.30.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 08/30/2006 8:33:05 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Ahmadinejad challenged Bush to an uncensored debate.

  • Reuters reported that Ahmadinejad challenged President Bush to a televised debate, saying: "The debate should be go uncensored in order for the American people to be able to listen to what we say and they should not restrict the American people from hearing the truth."
  • Dow Jones Newswires reported that the White House dismissed the idea of a televised debate between President George W. Bush and Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a diversion. A White House spokesman added: "Iran may want to look first to allowing free expression and open debate within its borders, as opposed to the current practice of crushing dissent."

 

The US issues a visa to Khatami... what are they thinking?

  • Yahoo News reported that the Bush administration decided Tuesday to allow former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami to visit the United States.
  • Iran Press News reported that Khatami warned that if he is to be fingerprinted in the US upon arriving he will cancel his trip to the US.

 

The EU3 are caving into Iran.

  • Forbes.com reported that the EU's Solana and the French are ready to talk to Iran over its nuclear work.

 

When have more "talks" with Iran ever worked?

  • Amir Taheri, Gulf News examined the history of the Islamic Republic's failed "talks" with other nations, from Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, Turkey and Egypt. In every case the Islamic Republic has interpreted the readiness of an adversary to talk as a sign of weakness and, as a result, has hardened its position.

 

How the blogosphere is transforming the news.

  • David Frum, National Post reported that the US dollars Hezbollah has been handing out to Lebanese whose home were destroyed in the conflict are counterfeit.
  • Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post reported on the failure of the mainstream media to critically report the news and lauded the growing role of the blogosphere to correct the record.

 

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

  • Philadelphia Inquirer reported that U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum called Iran the principal leader of the "Islamic fascist movement" that poses the greatest threat to America's freedom and way of life, and said the country must be prevented from developing nuclear weapons.
  • U.S.News & World Report published a report on Lebanon and its movement towards becoming an Iran by the sea.
  • Amir Taheri, Prospect Magazine produced a detailed analysis of the Hezbollah war on Israel and argued that the battle of summer 2006 may be a prelude to a bigger conflict between the US and Iran.
  • The Japan Times reported that Iran has warned Japan of a possible move to seek joint development of its giant Azadegan oil field with Russia or China if it cannot reach an agreement with Japan by Sept. 15.
  • MEMRI.org published excerpts from interviews with Iranian army generals on the subject of recent war games. Video.
  • Cox & Forkum published a cartoon: Militant Message.


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1 posted on 08/30/2006 8:33:09 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 08/30/2006 8:34:31 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

"I'm Mad, in a job" is a wet rat looking for a hunk of moldy cheese. This rat needs his neck broke. World sanctions and resolutions are not going to do it. The iranian youth need to rise up and tie him to a pipeline "pig" and send him to a bad part of turkey with a pair of underoos cinched around his head, and scream "wedgie, wedgie".


3 posted on 08/30/2006 8:39:16 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?")
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To: DoctorZIn

He should arrange to speak with Prodi, Zapatero and Chirac, instead. They'll agree with him.


4 posted on 08/30/2006 8:39:29 PM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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To: DoctorZIn
Maybe Mahmoud should debate Jimmy Carter. Now that would be a love fest that would bring down the house.
5 posted on 08/30/2006 8:41:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing

The only debate should be which weapon to use to put a hole in AhmaNutJob's head.


6 posted on 08/30/2006 8:53:14 PM PDT by FlashBack (W)
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To: DoctorZIn
Is he not the student guy who (helped jimmuh carter!??!)captured the American hostages in Tehran???
7 posted on 08/30/2006 8:57:56 PM PDT by danamco
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To: FlashBack
Maybe a three-way then. I hear Khatami is coming to talk to Carter.
8 posted on 08/30/2006 9:03:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: DoctorZIn

I believe the trump card resides in a hand that Ahmadinejad does not hold.

TT


9 posted on 08/30/2006 9:03:59 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: DoctorZIn

Bush should send Rumsfield to debate him.


10 posted on 08/30/2006 9:30:07 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DoctorZIn

"My Goodness!"


11 posted on 08/30/2006 9:30:48 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DoctorZIn
in order for the American people to be able to listen to what we say

We hear what you have to say everyday, Amadhamhead! Our enemedia just loves you!

"Iran may want to look first to allowing free expression and open debate within its borders, as opposed to the current practice of crushing dissent."

LOL! Good for the White House!

12 posted on 08/30/2006 10:39:18 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: danamco

So it appears.


13 posted on 08/30/2006 10:39:58 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert
My guess is that some type of negotiations is going on with Iran. A litmus test if that is correct will be indicated by the statements Bolton will have today evening or tomorrow.

The final day for the answer from Tehran regarding the nuclear issue is formally today. As the WH is anticipating a positive final answer from Tehran 1 second before the implementation of the sanctions to be discussed at the Security Council next week they have allowed Khatami to visit, i.e. to have a back channel in case that nothing happens.

We should not forget that the economic situation in Iran resembles the situation in the former Soviet Union prior to Gorbachev.
14 posted on 08/31/2006 12:06:08 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: DannyTN

"Bush should send Rumsfield to debate him."

haha, and who ya think is gonna win?


15 posted on 08/31/2006 12:06:16 AM PDT by odds
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To: AdmSmith

"My guess is that some type of negotiations is going on with Iran."

My guess too.

"the implementation of the sanctions to be discussed at the Security Council next week they have allowed Khatami to visit.."

Sanctions would be important even politically, but they aren't and won't be. What sanctions btw?

"We should not forget that the economic situation in Iran resembles the situation in the former Soviet Union prior to Gorbachev."

It does, doesn't it? Not as meaningful and Soviet Union isn't comparable to Iran and Gorbachev isn't Khatami.


But hope you are right.


16 posted on 08/31/2006 12:13:00 AM PDT by odds
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To: odds

I will reveal a secret: I have, since 1979, guessed that "the Iranian theocrazy will fall next year". One of the coming years I will be right. ;-)


17 posted on 08/31/2006 12:22:44 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Cheers... hope you are right :-)


18 posted on 08/31/2006 1:06:30 AM PDT by odds
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To: AdmSmith; nuconvert

On a lighter note & in these crazy times: If and when they "theocrazy" do fall some year, I'll buy you and all FR some 'Doogh'. I will go bankrupt buying 'Doogh' but there: you'll have some..


19 posted on 08/31/2006 1:37:58 AM PDT by odds
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To: smoothsailing

No, John Kerry. They both have a plan.


20 posted on 08/31/2006 7:51:05 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: DoctorZIn

I'd favor a debate, using baseball bats. I'd put my money on George.


21 posted on 08/31/2006 11:12:25 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
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