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Iranian Alert - February 14, 2007 - Sen. Tom Coburn: Voice of America Harming U.S. Interests in Iran
Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.14.2007 | DoctorZin

Posted on 02/14/2007 8:34:07 PM PST by DoctorZIn

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Sen. Tom Coburn: Voice of America Harming U.S. Interests in Iran

  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, News Max reported on a pair of bombshell reports on U.S. government broadcasting to Iran, Sen. Tom Coburn wrote to President George W. Bush that the broadcasts "undermine U.S. policy on Iran, often even supporting the propaganda of the Islamic Republic of Iran." A must read.


Iran seen as key to untangling Iraq

  • The Los Angeles Times reported that while Iranians say, their image of an ideal settlement in Iraq looks remarkably like America's the difference is Iran doesn't want to see the U.S. claim victory.


Anti-American Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr Flees Iraq for Iran

  • FoxNews reported that Muqtada al-Sadr has fled his Baghdad stronghold for the friendly confines of Iran's capital.


Iraq to close borders with Iran, Syria

  • reported that Iraq will close its borders with Syria and Iran and announced other measures.


Anxiety Grows on Iran's Eastern Borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan

  • The Globe and Mail reported that you can smell the tension along the Iranian border. A thick stench of rotting fruit and vegetables hangs over market stalls in the border town of Taftan, near the three-way juncture of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.


Bahrain Cracks Down on Iran Agents Buying Land

  • World reported that Bahrain has launched an effort to block an Iranian takeover of the Gulf Arab kingdom.


West Adds to Strains on Iran's Lifeline

  • The New York Times reported that Western political and economic pressure on Iran over its nuclear program has chilled foreign investment to the extent that it is now squeezing the country’s long-fragile energy industry, adding strains to a government that is burdened by sanctions and wary of unrest at home.


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

  • The Wall Street Journal in an editorial, argued that despite detailed evidence that Iranian-supplied weapons are killing American soldiers in Iraq, a large part of Washington will pretend the evidence doesn't exist, or suggest the intelligence isn't proven, or claim that it's all the Bush Administration's fault for "bullying" Iran.
  • Anshel Pfeffer, The Jerusalem Post argued that while the North Korean regime may dismantle its nuclear program, it has to be clear that such a solution won't cut it with Iran. Here are ten reasons why.
  • Michael Ledeen, The National Review reported that Rafsanjani and Ahmadinejad are posturing to succeed an ailing Khamenei.
  • The Financial Times published the full text of an internal European Union document on Iran reveals that officials from the bloc are pessimistic about the chances of stopping Iran from getting enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb.

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

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1 posted on 02/14/2007 8:34:11 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 02/14/2007 8:35:25 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

VOA is supposed to be the closest thing we have to propaganda. If we can't even get them to take our side, the West is in trouble.

3 posted on 02/14/2007 8:49:47 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Who would turn out better if we split into two separate countries based on the '04 Presidential Map?)
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To: aynrandfreak

When it comes to Iran, VOA has some kind of "fair and balanced" philosophy.
So, OUR tax dollars are going to help support and defend the current Iranian regime.
It's really UNbelieveable

4 posted on 02/15/2007 4:59:57 AM PST by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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