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Iranian Alert - November 2, 2006 - Iran flex's its muscles again
Regime Change Iran ^ | 11.2.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 11/02/2006 10:14:49 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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Iran flex's its muscles again.

  • Reuters reported that Iran's Revolutionary Guards fired missiles with the capability of carrying cluster warheads at the start of 10-days of military maneuvers on Thursday.
  • Monster and Critics reported that Iran is to hold renewed military exercises throughout the country, including in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman where naval maneuvers led by the United States currently take place.


Many Brits want a tougher stance on the Islamic Republic....

  • The Scotsman reported that Scotland's oldest university yesterday took the controversial step of honoring a former president of Iran, amid angry protests that he allowed students to be persecuted in his home country.
  • Peter Tatchell, The Guardian argued why the former president of Iran should be put on trial, not feted by St Andrew's University.
  • Ha'aretz reported that British Foreign Office minister, Kim Howells, said that Iran is "hell-bent" on trying to build a nuclear bomb and should try to resolve its domestic problems rather than threaten Israel.


But other Brits continue to give the Islamic Republic a pass.

  • Bloomberg reported that London Police have concluded there is insufficient evidence to pursue a criminal investigation against Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami, after two exiled Iranians said they were tortured by his government.
  • Middle East Newsline reported that the British government has acknowledged arms sales to Iran and Syria. A British Foreign Office report said the government has granted licenses for dual-use equipment to Iran and Syria.


Russia also sends mixed signals on the Islamic Republic.

  • The Jerusalem Post reported that the Russian defense minister defended Moscow's deal to supply air defense missiles to Iran, saying they were purely defensive weapons with a limited range.
  • The International Herald & Tribune reported that two senior Russian officials indicated that Moscow could back a draft UN Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran, in an apparent sign of the Islamic Republic's growing isolation over its nuclear program.


The Islamic Republic is aggressively seeking to reproduce itself.

  • Amir Taheri, The Jerusalem Post reported that little attention is being paid to an Iranian plan to remodel Syria into a Khomeinist state.
  • The reported that the United States has accused Syria, Iran and Hezbollah militants of plotting to topple the Lebanese government and warned them to keep their "hands off."


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

  • Daniel Pipes, Union Leader argued that the situation with Iran has become crude and binary: either the U.S. government deploys force to prevent Tehran from acquiring nukes, or Tehran acquires them.
  • Michael Ledeen, The National Review Online argued that it appears president Bush has made a conscious decision to not act on Iran.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iranianalert

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1 posted on 11/02/2006 10:14:52 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 11/02/2006 10:16:07 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Muscles shmussels. Their ships will make a nice reef under the persian sea.

3 posted on 11/02/2006 10:16:27 AM PST by pissant
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To: DoctorZIn
missiles with the capability of carrying cluster warheads

Their lackeys in Lebanon complained the Israelis were using cluster bombs.

4 posted on 11/02/2006 10:18:09 AM PST by RightWhale (RTRA)
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for the ping.

5 posted on 11/02/2006 10:23:15 AM PST by GOPJ (MSM's so busy kissing democrat butt that they miss big stories. Come up for air guys.)
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To: DoctorZIn
Nice of them to show us their tactical maneuvers...
6 posted on 11/02/2006 11:36:55 AM PST by Edgerunner (If you don't want our soldiers to fight, then you will have to fight.)
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To: DoctorZIn; humint
Iran flex's its muscles again

Two enemies doing naval exercises in the Persian Gulf at the same time... hmmm, the weather forecast for the gulf next week is a 75% chance of war, with mixed precipitation of Iran's navy sinking to the bottom of the Gulf. The forecast is also calling for a 10% chance of oil tanker delays. Don't leave home without at least two carrier battle groups and two allies...

If you're currently serving in the Iranian Navy, consider taking some time off to spend with the wife and kids instead of playing war games in the Gulf. Your wife and kids are going to need you when your country joins the free world.

7 posted on 11/02/2006 12:51:32 PM PST by humint (...err the least and endure! --- VDH)
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To: DoctorZIn
Keep posting this is priceless in it's content with news I would never get otherwise...thank you for your indulgence and time for putting this together for us...


8 posted on 11/02/2006 3:58:01 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: DoctorZIn
Thanks, DoctorZIn. Appreciate!

"...Analysts interpreted those war games as a thinly veiled threat that Iran could disrupt vital oil shipping lanes if pushed by an escalation in the dispute over the country's nuclear program..."

It's soon to be bomb time for Iran. Doesn't look like a regime-change will have time now.

The Straits of Hormuz must be protected for and by many Countries. Methinks Amanutjob just screwed-the-pooch!..............FRegards

9 posted on 11/02/2006 6:24:17 PM PST by gonzo (.........Good grief!...I'm as confused as a baby in a topless club!.........)
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