Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - September 22, 2006 - Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain."
Posted on 09/22/2006 9:58:27 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain."
- The New York Times reported that Ahmadinejad met with two dozen members of the Council on Foreign Relations, then ending the evening by asking whether they were simply shills for the Bush administration.
- Kenneth R. Timmerman, FrontPageMagazine.com reported that while the CFR has consistently promoted a "grand bargain" with the regime in Tehran and ex-CFR staffer Susan Maloney at the State Department has vetoed funding of the Iranian opposition radio and TV broadcasts, and training for opposition groups inside Iran, on the grounds that it might offend the Tehran regime.
Clinton: The US should talk to Iran without conditions.
- News 8 reported that former President Clinton said the U.S. should try talking to Iran about its nuclear weapons ambitions without imposing a lot of conditions.
Ahmadinejad: Iran willing to talk under the right conditions.
- The Wall Street Journal reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran is willing to discuss the suspension of nuclear enrichment under the right conditions.
Ahmadinejad tries to improve his image, but...
- New Press reported that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seems to be enjoying the spotlight at this year's U.N. General Assembly, easing his way into the international arena and trying to improve his image amid the controversy over his nuclear program and remarks about Israel and the Holocaust.
The New York Sun reported that Columbia University invited the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to give a speech today, but at the last moment the invitation was withdrawn.
- CNN News reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he is surprised American politicians "are so sensitive and biased with regards to Israel." Asked if he believes Israel has no right to exist -- he responded, "I say that it is an occupying regime."
Major powers give Iran another deadline: October.
- Swiss Info reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signaled a willingness to negotiate as major powers said Tehran had until early October to agree to suspend its nuclear program.
Iran seeks Cuba and Venezuela as bases for subversive activities against the US?
- DEBKAfile reported that on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Havana, intelligence experts from Iran, Cuba and Venezuela met to discuss on ways of translating their leaders' hostile rhetoric and slogans into effective war action against the United States.
Why the US is unlikely to use military action, but Iran is.
- David Frum's Diary published 4 reasons why the US is unlikely to attack Iran arguing he US and Iran are heading toward a deal.
- Avigdor Haselkorn, The American Thinker argued why after Israel's war with Hezb’allah an Iranian attack on Israel is now more likely than before.
BBC international poll: Washington's view that is prevailing.
- BBC News reported that the BBC World Service opinion poll on Iran's nuclear intentions found that a significant majority, people in the 25 countries in which this opinion poll was carried out do not accept Iran's protestations that its nuclear activities are purely for civil purposes.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
- NPR reported that in Iran, journalists, reformers, and student activists feared the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad might lead to repressive policies and restrictions. After a year of comparative calm, however, observers say that it now appears that their fears were justified.
- Rooz Online reported that, despite an exponential increase in the size of the government budget and expenditure, the Islamic Republic could be in crisis unless they receive new funding.
- Aaron, One Jerusalem published a roundup of the reports on the protest of Ahmadinejad at the UN. Videos.
- Cox & Forkum published a cartoon: El Diablo.
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ex-CFR staffer Susan Maloney at the State Department has vetoed funding of the Iranian opposition radio and TV broadcasts, and training for opposition groups inside Iran, on the grounds that it might offend the Tehran regime.
That shows how stupid the people at the State Depaartment are. It's time to give the dissidents in Iran every help we can.
The CFR will simply write that off to a misunderstanding and redouble their efforts to abase themselves before the hostage-taker.
Dr. Zin; I have been on your ping list for a good number of months and have found it ever so informative. Went to the demonstration at the UN against Ahmadinejad and was disappointed that there weren't more people there (maybe 250 or a bit more. The crowd was mostly Iranian supporters of MEK. Not that I have any strong opinion on MEK, (at this point, anyone combating the regime in Iran is positive)--but I thought there would be more different kinds of Iranian dissident groups.
Today's post about the CFR is quite dismaying. The fact that business interests trump national secur-ity/interests and human rights for the Iranian people shouldn't surprise us.
bet the US will be doin 'surgical bombin' in iran, 'paving the way' for regime decapitation, before Pres. Bush leaves office.
Agreed. The dissidents know more about what is going on inside Iran than we do (our armed forces esp.) Better to aid an implosion than a full scale explosive war. BTW can anyone fill me in on their opinion of MEK. Attended the rally at UN against Ahmadinejad and all the folks their were totally MEK folks. I was one of the few Americans there.
Has anyone seen (or posted) reports about the reaction of ordinary Iranians to President Bush's recent UN adress? (I'm assuming that Iranians had access to the text, but perhaps they do not?)
bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran...
Hit you in the face with a... pie-atollah!
Well, this is as obvious as the nose on your face. A coup that installs a friendly government is the only way this thing can be resolved cleanly.
Bump for the thread,,,
BOOOM,,For the Lil'man from iran,,;0)
You forgot to include "Monkey Boy" in your list of keywords.
the group has been officially designated by the US government as a terrorist organization.
Sure, sure, we should just give him a little liebensraum; we can afford to be mag-freaking-nanimous--after all, mon ami, he merely wants to kill all the Jews and Americans.
By all means, we should talk this nuclear trivia to death, so the last caliphate can end history.
Explain again why precisely we need the State Department--unless it is to buy time while we complete our ATO for our B-2s and follow-on B-1s delivering several thousand MOABs and JDAMs on the Iranian nuclear program.
This is the enemy whose position is non-negotiable, the extermination of Judeo-Christian civilization. There can be no "bargain"--only victory for one side and defeat, i.e. death, for the other.
Great graphic Phil!
Subtle as always.....
Good one Phil!
Great graphic, but the goals of the Islamokazis are a bit more broad than just the elimination of Christianity and Judiasm; they want the rest of the world dead as well.
Why the he11 are you ranting at me for?
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