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Iranian Alert - September 6, 2006 - The opposition to Khatami's visit to the US heats up
Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.6.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 09/07/2006 12:23:08 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

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The opposition to Khatami's visit to the US heats up.

  • Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Corner reported that Governor Mitt Romney today ordered all Massachusetts state government agencies to decline support, if asked, for former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami’s September 10 visit to the Boston area saying: State taxpayers should not be providing special treatment to an individual who supports violent jihad and the destruction of Israel.”
  • A Press briefing will take place in Washington D.C. September 7th on the visit of former President Khatami. Led by torture victims of the Islamic Regime, former political prisoners and opposition figures to the Islamic regime.
  • Sardar Haddad reported that Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 6:00pm a protest of Khatami's speech will take place outside of the Washington National Cathedral. Join them if you can.
  • Joseph Puder, reported on Khatami's academic enablers.


Bush: America will not bow down to Iranian tyrants.

  • President Bush, The White House in a major speech at the Capital Hilton Hotel outlined the National Strategy For Combating Terrorism and said "America will not bow down to tyrants."


Ahmadinejad keeps talking tougher.

  • Bloomberg reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his government plans to purge liberal and secular faculty members from Iran's universities.
  • International Herald Tribune reported that Iran said that it successfully tested laser-guided bombs during recent large-scale military exercises.
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that the Iranian parliament took the first step toward requiring the government to block international inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities if the United Nations Security Council imposes sanctions.
  • USA Today reported that as Iran hurtles toward a confrontation with the United States over its nuclear program, the nation's economy remains a dysfunctional wreck.
  • Yahoo News reported that EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani will probably meet Wednesday in Vienna.


But is Ahmadinejad popular in Iran... really?


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

  • Amir Taheri, Gulf News argued that as the midterm Congressional election campaign gets under way in the United States, Iraq may prove the key factor in deciding who will control the next legislature in Washington. A must read.
  • Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun Blog reported that Hezbollah published a photo on its website claiming to be the sinking of an Israeli warship. But the photo is exposed to be the decommissioned Australian destroyer-escort HMAS Torrens off the coast of Western Australia in 1998.
  • YNet News reported that Benjamin Netanyahu met with 15 American senators, and said he was surprised by the level of their distress and worry over the developments in Iran.
  • Iran Press News, World Politics Watch reported that 33 days after the death of activist Akbar Mohammadi, another political prisoner dies in Iranian prison, Valiollah Fayz-Mahdavi.
  • Cox & Forkum published a cartoon: Purging 101.

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1 posted on 09/07/2006 12:23:15 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 09/07/2006 12:24:22 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Sure... educate them, give them money, and thez will build nuke!
Iranians are not stupit and illiterate, they want bomb...

3 posted on 09/07/2006 1:55:06 AM PDT by kronos77 ( say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary (Go IDF!))
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To: kronos77
My opinion of Mitt (which was already rather high) just went up thru the roof when the ordered that there would be NO state sanctioned support for this phony, terrie-suporting-mullah-mullah, when he visits Ma.

Saw him (Romney) on the tube yesterday and he didn't mince words.

Gotta luv that guy!!

I'm sure that many at Foggy Bottom are having a conniption fit over his position and that also make me happy.

Can't wait to see the hand-wringing and scathing editorials condemning him by the likes of the NY Slime and WaPO and then, that WILL make my day.

With the advance in medical breakthroughs in so many areas, its unfortunate that there is yet no recognized procedure for "transplanting spines and backbones" as I would suggest that W as well as Condi, seriously consider this operation as they obviously, have NONE.

For those who think I'm being too harsh on "our" Pres and Condi, I'm taking bets that we won't hear a peep from White House or State Dept. "objecting" to Iran's Ma-hood Handjob's intended visit to US next month.

Any takers? Hell, I'll give 20 to 1 odds!!!

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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert
As the former Iranian president was allowed to visit and talk on whatever he wants and get press coverage, we should use reciprocal treatment: Send Bush Sr to Iran and watch the effect. I am pretty sure that this will produce a favorable response among the Iranians. Iran is the most pro-American country in the Middle East (Naturally, I am referring to the ordinary people)

Such a visit will have a very big impact in Iran. I'm sure that this idea is already discussed in Washington.
5 posted on 09/07/2006 3:52:09 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: DoctorZIn


6 posted on 09/07/2006 9:16:01 AM PDT by Velveeta
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