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Iranian Alert - December 4 - Iranian Parliament Wants to Shorten Ahmadinejad's Term
Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.4.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 12/04/2006 10:35:11 PM PST by DoctorZIn

Top News Story

Iran: Parliament Wants to Shorten Ahmadinejad's Term.

  • YnetNews reported that Ahmadinejad's term may be cut short. The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to unite the presidential elections with the upcoming parliamentary ones.

 

Islamic Republic shuts down major websites.

  • The Guardian reported that Iran yesterday shut down access to some of the world's most popular websites. Users were unable to open popular sites including Amazon.com and YouTube following instructions to service providers to filter them.

 

Russia Could Back Sanctions on Iran.

  • Zaman.com reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared that the U.N. Security Council might allow “conditional approval” for a sanction package related to Iran’s nuclear program.

 

Islamic Republic Fears Popular Unrest Over Problems with FIFA.

  • Chicago Tribune reported that when it comes to a threat of international sanctions, FIFA, the worldwide soccer federation, has made the Islamic Republic tremble in ways that the United Nations' nuclear agency could only envy.

 

Middle East Nations Fear Lebanon May Become First Iranian Proxy State.

  • Ha'aretz reported that Israel and several Arab states are increasingly worried that Fouad Siniora's government in Lebanon will fall, resulting in a Hezbollah takeover that would turn the country into what an Israeli government source termed "the first Arab state to become an Iranian protectorate."

 

UN Report cites Iran's shipment of arms to Somalia.

 

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

  • AlJazeera.net reported that the Turkish prime minister has held talks in Tehran with Iranian leaders on bolstering bilateral relations and stabilizing the situation in their violence-ridden neighbor Iraq.
  • Philip Sherwell, The Sunday Telegraph reported that Sunni-Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran, are lining up behind their warring religious brethren in Iraq in a potentially explosive showdown.
  • News24.com reported that the Israeli government on Sunday approved the creation of a new ministry for strategic affairs, to be headed by a controversial ultra-nationalist and deal mainly with Iran's nuclear ambitions.



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

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1 posted on 12/04/2006 10:35:15 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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To: DoctorZIn

I pinged you yesterday to that news. What is your opinion?


2 posted on 12/04/2006 10:51:03 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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3 posted on 12/05/2006 1:56:34 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: sageb1

Will Ahmadinejad's term be cut short? The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to unite the presidential elections with the upcoming parliamentary ones, this according to the official Iranian news agency.
The proposal, which passed with a surprising 80 percent majority, may cut the term of sitting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by 18 months.

This is all well and good, I suppose. The problem is as long as the guardian council is in charge whoever replaces him will be just as much of a nutter as he is.


4 posted on 12/05/2006 6:02:07 AM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: Valin

Bring back Bani Sadr....


5 posted on 12/05/2006 6:04:55 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

Bani Sadr. Now there's a blast from the past.



Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolhassan_Banisadr
(snip)
Banisadr was impeached on June 21, 1981 by the Majlis (the Iranian Parliament), allegedly because of his moves against the clerics in power, most specifically Mohammad Beheshti, the head of the judicial system at the time. Ayatollah Khomeini appears to have instigated the impeachment, which he signed the next day on June 22. Even before Ayatollah Khomeini had signed the impeachment papers, the Pasdaran had seized the Presidential buildings and gardens and imprisoned newspaper writers which worked for a newspaper closely tied to Banisadr. In the next few days they also executed several of his closest friends, including Hossein Navab, Rashid Sadrolhefazi, and Manouchehr Massoudi. It was revealed later that the group of guards who were assigned to capture Banisadr were told to finish him off rather than get him to jail [citation needed]. However, President Banisadr managed to flee the country and escaped to France along with Massoud Rajavi, former leader of the Mojahedin, where (as of 2005) he still lives, and has published many articles about Iran.

What we see in the above jusst shows that as long as the "Guardian Council" is in charge nothing will change


6 posted on 12/05/2006 6:14:56 AM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Why not just shorten him? It is said that beheadings are "in" these days in Iran..


7 posted on 12/05/2006 9:50:10 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: DoctorZIn

"Chicago Tribune reported that when it comes to a threat of international sanctions, FIFA, the worldwide soccer federation, has made the Islamic Republic tremble in ways that the United Nations' nuclear agency could only envy."

Maybe we ought to replace the UN with FIFA. FIFA has been much more effective with this one instance than the entire history of the UN.


8 posted on 12/05/2006 8:31:53 PM PST by mjaneangels@aolcom
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