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Iranian Alert - January 12, 2007 - Was Ahmadinejad's strategic guru captured in Iraq?
Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.12.2007 | DoctorZin

Posted on 01/12/2007 9:51:15 AM PST by DoctorZIn

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Ahmadinejad's strategic guru captured in Iraq?

  • Reuters reported that U.S. forces stormed an Iranian government representative's office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil early on Thursday and arrested five people, including diplomats and staff.
  • Iran Press News reported that based on unconfirmed received reports from reliable sources in Iraq, Hassan Abbasi was among those who was arrested in the Thursday, January 11th early-morning raid in the Iraqi town of Arbil.
  • DoctorZin, Regime Change Iran - If confirmed, Hassan Abbasi's capture would be a major blow to the Iranian effort to support the insurgency in Iraq. He is believed to have been organizing the various insurgency groups under a common umbrella. Abbasi is perhaps best known as the Iranian leader who claimed: “There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them."


Bush Warns Iranians

  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that President Bush says we are effectively at war with Iran.
  • Andrew C. McCarthy, The National Review Online reported that at a background briefing before the president’s speech, administration officials, quite appropriately, refused to get into what the new strategy for dealing with Iran and Syria precisely entails. But it was fairly clear that military steps outside Iraq are highly unlikely.


Rice: Dialogue with Iran is surrender to blackmail

  • YNet News reported that Condoleezza Rice defended in a Congress hearing Thursday the Bush administration's opposition to maintaining contacts with Iran and Syria in an effort to recruit their help in Iraq, in opposition to the recommendations of the Baker-Hamilton Report.
  • Yahoo News reported that Condoleezza Rice warned Iran that the United States won't "stand idly by" if Tehran tries to disrupt Washington's renewed effort to stabilize Iraq.


Explosions hit southern Iran

  • AlJazeera reported three explosions have occurred in the south of Iran.


Intelligence Services Believe the Natanz Site is a Front

  • USA Today reported that some intelligence services believe the uranium enrichment site in the Iranian city of Natanz is only a front.


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

  • Forbes reported that China warned the United States on Thursday not to meddle in its trade relations with Iran.
  • Spero News reported that Iran is planning to execute seven Arabs sentenced to death after a secret summary trial, this according to three United Nations human rights investigators.
  • Reporters without Borders called for Iranian authorities to put an end to a wave of arbitrary arrests and harassment of media personnel that is taking place throughout the country.
  • Amnesty International fears for the safety of Iranian blogger Kianoosh Sanjari who has been accused of "acting against state security" and "propaganda against the system."
  • Azarmehr published photos of what happens in the Islamic Republic in broad day light, the kidnapping of citizens by the Ministry of Intelligence.

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

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1 posted on 01/12/2007 9:51:17 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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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!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

2 posted on 01/12/2007 9:52:50 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Well, just bring Abbasi to Guantanamo.

3 posted on 01/12/2007 9:58:47 AM PST by brooklyn dave (Dhimmis better not be Dhummis!!!!------or else!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn

OOOOOOH effectively at war with Iran? Well, when is that bogeyman gonna come out of the closet....although I would rather see Iran implode than explode.

4 posted on 01/12/2007 10:00:12 AM PST by brooklyn dave (Dhimmis better not be Dhummis!!!!------or else!!!)
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To: DoctorZIn
It's about time we start pushing back.

We've known for some time that the Iranians have been killing our guys but we've done nothing about it. That just encourages them!

Their actions must have consequences or they will continue to attack us.
5 posted on 01/12/2007 10:13:59 AM PST by SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
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To: SomeoneNeedsToSayIt; DoctorZIn; brooklyn dave
Some folks are concerned:

Action against Iran, Syria could escalate conflict: Rudd....Labor Leader in Australia...

Especially the Lefties....

Did the U.S. just provoke Iran?

But don't forget this:


The press is the propaganda arm of the American left and they have an agenda...see this:

Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left

6 posted on 01/12/2007 11:32:50 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: DoctorZIn
Senator Clinton issued a statement saying she "cannot support" what she called Mr. Bush's "proposed escalation of the war in Iraq." She said the president's Iraq policy "has been marred by incompetence and arrogance."

She HAS to be an expert on these characteristics!!She has these attributes in spades...
7 posted on 01/12/2007 12:28:45 PM PST by Edgerunner (Better RED than DEAD)
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To: DoctorZIn

I think we need to know what ever HE knows. Let's ask him. Repeatedly, with water at hand... Lots of water.

8 posted on 01/12/2007 12:33:43 PM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: DoctorZIn

Iraqi Government Sides With Iranians Arrested by American Troops, One Iranian Already Freed

9 posted on 01/12/2007 1:53:51 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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