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Iranian Alert - November 18 - Islamists Dream Big After Democract Victory
Regime Change Iran ^ | 11/18/06 | freedom44

Posted on 11/18/2006 11:34:39 AM PST by freedom44

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Radical elements across the Middle East see last Tuesday's defeat of President Bush's Republican Party as their victory. Calling the election "the beginning of the end for Bush," Ayatollah Imami Kashani told a Friday congregation in Tehran that the Americans were learning the same lesson that last summer's war in Lebanon taught the Israelis.

Tehran decision-makers believe that the Democrats' victory will lift the pressure off the Islamic Republic with regard to its nuclear program. "It is possible that the United States will behave in a wiser manner and will not pit itself against Iran," says Ali Larijani, Tehran's chief negotiator on the nuclear issue.

His view is echoed by academics with ties to "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenei. "The Democrats will do their best to resolve Iran's nuclear issue through negotiations, rather than resorting to threats," says Yadallah Islami, who teaches politics at Tehran University. "Bush will be forced to behave the way all U.S. presidents have behaved since Richard Nixon - that is to say, get out of wars that the American people do not want to fight."

Nasser Hadian, another academic with ties to Khamenei, goes further. "With the return of a more realistic view of the world, the United States will acknowledge the leading role that the Islamic Republic must play," he says. "There is no reason for our government to make any concessions on the nuclear issue."

Arab radical circles are even more hopeful that Bush's defeat will mark the start of an historic U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East. They draw parallels between the American election and Spain's 2004 vote, days after the Madrid terrorist attacks, which led to an unexpected change of government.The radicals expect U.S. policies to change on three issues: Iraq: The assumption is that America will cut and run. Salafist groups linked to al Qaeda believe that this will mean a stampede of those Iraqis who worked with the Americans. Iraq's Shiite leaders would flee to Iran, where most had been in exile before Saddam Hussein's fall. Kurdish political and business elites will flee to the three provinces they have held since 1991. This would enable the Salafists, in alliance with the remnants of Saddam Hussein's Presidential Guards, to enter Baghdad and seize power.

The mullahs and al Qaeda may soon find out that their celebration of "the end of Bush" was premature. Some Democrats may have promised cut-and-run. But, once in power, the party as a whole may realize (to its horror) that, this time, those from whom Americans run away will come after them.

One more fact for the mullahs and al Qaeda to take into account: Their nemesis, the reviled Bush, is around for another two years, and unlikely to dance to their tune, even if the new Congress demanded it. And two years is a long time in politics.

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

1 posted on 11/18/2006 11:34:43 AM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

I really have to be concerned about who got elected HERE when terrorist are applauding their election....America be prepared for either many in country attacks by these lunatics or a total capitulation by the Demorats.

Meadow Muffin

2 posted on 11/18/2006 11:36:57 AM PST by rwgal
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To: rwgal

their vote and concurrence with the american choice is pretty loud

3 posted on 11/18/2006 12:12:25 PM PST by himno hero
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To: freedom44

When America's enemies back one of America's political parties, we've got a problem.

4 posted on 11/18/2006 12:39:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (America! It's off with the desert BDUs and on with the lavender burqas!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
When America's enemies back one of America's political parties, we've got a problem.

We could turn this to our advantage by publicizing this by every means possible.


5 posted on 11/18/2006 2:06:24 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: freedom44

Gosh. I wonder what made them think one of our two major political Parties is really on their side? Oh, wait a minute. Never mind.

6 posted on 11/18/2006 2:35:55 PM PST by Gritty (For the Left, "treason" is little more than an alternative lifestyle, like transvestism - Mark Steyn)
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To: freedom44

Most interesting update.

7 posted on 11/18/2006 5:39:03 PM PST by Ciexyz (Satisfied owner of a 2007 Toyota Corolla.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
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8 posted on 11/18/2006 6:12:35 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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