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  • DEVELOPING: Possible Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

    04/11/2014 1:47:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 4-11-2014 | James Miller
    There are reports of a possible chemical weapons attack in at least one area of Syria, but possibly more. Below we will be analyzing the information as it comes in. 2034 GMT: A potentially very important video. This claims to have been taken this evening in Kafr Zita, and it is uploaded by a channel that has posted videos nearly exclusively from Kafr Zita. It claims to show a helicopter dropping a barrel bomb filled with the chemical weapons. SNIP- Just today, the Local Coordination Committees reported that five people were killed in Harasta and several more were injured in...
  • Ukraine Sets Deadline for Militias to Surrender Illegal Guns

    03/20/2014 10:37:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 117 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2014 | By ANDREW E. KRAMER
    KIEV, Ukraine — In an effort to stabilize Ukraine and extend its authority, the interim government has set a deadline of Friday for turning in the illegal firearms that are now carried openly by so-called self-defense groups in Independence Square, the politically important plaza in the center of the capital. The order was seconded on Thursday by the French ambassador to Ukraine, Alain Rémy, who said the disarmament of the militias that helped overthrow the former government is a central requirement for the European Union to begin disbursing financial aid, along with the government fighting corruption. Prime Minister Arseniy P....
  • Op-Ed: Catholic France, Adieu; Welcome, Islam

    02/01/2014 11:37:56 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | January 30, 2014 | Giulio Meotti
    Minarets instead of church towers, muezzins instead of churchbells. A different France.The secular and libertarian magazine Causeur asks: “Is this the end of the bell towers of France?”. Until last week, the church bells of Boissettes, a town of five hundred inhabitants in the district of the Seine, were ringing every half hour. Then, the Administrative Court of Paris has stopped the bells, as an alleged violation of the 1905 law on the separation of church and state. The story seems a perfect epitaph to an essay that appeared ten years ago by Daničle Hervieu -Léger, “Catholicisme, la fin d’un...
  • As ties warm, EU Parliament delegation visits Iran

    12/12/2013 11:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2013 1:25 AM EST
    A European Parliament delegation has arrived in Iran, the first visit to Tehran by the EU’s legislative institution in more than six years. […] The visit is a sign of warming ties in the wake of an interim deal reached in November in Geneva between the Islamic Republic and six world powers to ease some sanctions on Iran for a series of nuclear concessions. …
  • Beck Shreds McCain for Obamacare Repeal Flip-Flop: ‘Lousy,’ Opportunistic ‘Dirtbag Weasel’

    11/14/2013 1:08:11 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Josh Feldman
    Senator John McCain now favors complete repeal of Obamacare, after months of rejecting it as “not rational” and a “false premise” by Senate Republicans. This flip-flop really set off Glenn Beck, who went into a lengthy diatribe Thursday against “the lousy senator from Arizona,” who he called either a “dirtbag weasel” or a “weasel dirtbag.” Beck relentlessly mocked the “mavericky maverick” for trashing people like Ted Cruz when they wanted complete repeal, only to turn around and embrace it when the political winds shifted. Beck asked, “He’s not a wacko bird saying we should repeal this thing, is he?” He...
  • EU urges diplomatic efforts on Syria, 'no military solution'

    09/05/2013 6:53:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2013 | Luke Baker
    (Reuters) - Europe's top officials warned against a military response in Syria on Thursday, aligning themselves more closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin than President Barack Obama in how best to respond to the chemical attack in the Syrian civil war. While describing the August 21 attack near Damascus, in which an estimated 1,400 people died, as "abhorrent" and a crime against humanity, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said a military strike would not help resolve the crisis. "There is no military solution to the Syrian conflict," Van Rompuy told reporters ahead of a summit of the Group of...
  • Zardari took 'massive secret commissions' for securing French submarine deal: Report

    01/15/2011 7:47:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Zardari took 'massive secret commissions' for securing French submarine deal: Report 2011-01-15 16:00:00 Official Pakistani documents, detailing how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from massive, secret payments connected to the sale of French submarines to Pakistan, have been seized as evidence by a Paris magistrate investigating a suspected widespread scam surrounding the deal. The documents, published by Mediapart, show that the payments to Zardari and others took place on the fringes of the sale of three Agosta-class submarines by the French defence contractor, the DCN, to Pakistan in the 1990s. The French sale, which succeeded against rival offers by Swedish...
  • Pakistan leader visits Russia after bin Laden death

    05/11/2011 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2011
    AFP - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was expected in Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian leaders on his first major foreign visit since the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will host Zardari for talks on Thursday at the Kremlin where officials from the two countries were also expected to sign agreements on cooperation in agriculture, aviation and energy, a spokesman for the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow told AFP. "Economics will be the focus of the visit," said the spokesman, Raja Abdul Qayyum. The three-day visit to Russia will be Zardari's first...
  • EU Statement Suggests Arabs Can Throw Stones at Protests

    05/22/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/12 | Elad Benari
    A statement issued by the European Union on Tuesday seemed to suggest it supports Palestinian Authority Arabs’ rights to throw stones during non-violent protests. The statement, released on Tuesday by the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, criticized Israel for convicting PA Arab Bassem Tamimi of dispatching stone-throwers and protesting illegally. An Israeli court convicted Tamimi on Sunday, according to an AFP report. The 45-year-old was charged with soliciting stone-throwing based on evidence that he directed such incidents from the roof-tops. He was arrested on March 24, 2011, AFP reported,...
  • EU tells defiant Iran it "must" suspend atom activity

    05/07/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 7, 2012 2:29pm EDT | Fredrik Dahl and Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union told Iran on Monday it must suspend uranium enrichment, a few days after the Islamic state ruled out doing just that, as Tehran and the West engaged in diplomatic shadow-boxing ahead of nuclear talks this month. The United States called on Iran to take "urgent practical steps" to build confidence during negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program, which Washington and its allies suspect is a bid to develop an atomic bomb capability. Iran, attending an international conference in Vienna alongside its Western foes, for its part accused the United States of supporting Israel's atomic activities....
  • Ashton, Not Obama, in Charge of Iran Talks

    04/17/2012 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/17/12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Laura Rozen’s account of the behind-the-scenes action during the Iranian nuclear talks in Istanbul undermines the notion that President Obama is in control of the P5+1 diplomatic process that he fiercely defended during the weekend. As Rozen’s reporting makes clear, it is the European Union’s Catherine Ashton who was clearly in charge of the affair, and as long as that fierce critic of Israel is calling the shots, it’s unlikely the Iranians will surrender their nuclear ambitions. Indeed, by championing Iran’s right to nuclear development, which could be ultimately used for military purposes, Ashton may be steering the negotiations toward...
  • Dutch state-funded TV offers anti-Semitic game

    03/14/2012 3:17:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 14 2012 | NAAN LIPHSHIZ AND BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    THE HAGUE\BERLIN – A Dutch public broadcasting network last month offered its viewers a board game featuring Israeli settlers who use “Jewish stinginess” and “the Anne Frank card” to colonize the West Bank. Organizations combating anti-Semitism have called on the Dutch government to persuade the network, VPRO, to halt the downloading of the board game.
  • Ron Paul Ignores Iran's Treachery (GOP presidential candidate demonstrates appalling ignorance)

    11/11/2011 6:32:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2011 | Reza Kahlili
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is demonstrating an appalling ignorance on the Iranian nuclear issue and the threat it poses to world security. In fact, several times during the recent GOP debates he blamed the animosity against the U.S. in the Middle East on America's foreign policy. Paul recently argued on "Fox News Sunday" that sanctions should be removed altogether to get Iran to act differently and that the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear pursuit was an "overreaction." He added that Iran does not pose a threat to either the U.S. or the region. The congressman from Texas insists that...
  • Martin holds meetings over 'undocumented' [McCain, Graham for amnesty] [Irish, Mexicans lobbying]

    10/15/2009 10:26:30 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,298+ views
    Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin has held a series of meetings in Washington with leading Democrats and Republicans on the issue of US immigration reform. Senior Republican Senator John McCain said he was still committed to a comprehensive deal. He said he hoped Congress would address the issue early next year. Senator McCain also said he was particularly anxious to resolve the difficulties facing up to 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US.
  • Little Green Footballs attacking Rush Limbaugh re: comments on segregated busses.

    09/20/2009 1:28:27 PM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 79 replies · 3,635+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 09/20/09 | Charles Johnson
    Limbaugh: 'We Need Segregated Buses' Politics | Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 11:06:51 am PDT A lot of lefty blogs are calling for a boycott of Rush Limbaugh after he indulged in blatant, ugly race baiting. I’m not joining that call, because I don’t believe boycotts are a good thing, in general. People like Rush Limbaugh should be allowed to say this kind of stuff; it makes it easier to see what they’re really advocating, and who really supports it. I searched, and found not a single right wing blog denouncing this vile rant. As far as I can tell,...
  • Tiny baby stoat saved by mouth to mouth from stranger

    06/06/2009 12:24:12 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 71 replies · 2,926+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 6th June 2009 | Daily Telegraph
    A tiny baby stoat was given mouth-to-mouth and a heart massage by a member of the public after a passer-by discovered it drowning in a water butt, it has emerged. The lifeless baby stoat, the size of a human thumb, was found in the trough next to its sibling in wasteland near Marham, Norfolk. The pair, since named Blears and Brown after the beleaguered Prime Minister and his former Communities Secretary, were found by an unnamed employee at Anglian Water on May 29.'
  • Kerry meets Assad in Damascus

    02/21/2009 10:50:02 AM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies · 1,940+ views
    al Bawaba ^ | Februari 21 2009
    US Senator John Kerry on Saturday met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Syria's SANA news agency reported. Kerry, a former presidential candidate who now chairs the Senate foreign relations committee, is the latest US legislator to visit Damascus this week. His talks with Assad were set to focus on Syria's support for Iran and regional groups, including the Shiite Hizbullah movement in Lebanon. "We want Syria to respect the political independence of Lebanon, we want Syria to help in the process of resolving issues with Hezbollah and with the Palestinians," Kerry said on Wednesday in Lebanon. "We want Syria to help......
  • At the U.N., Many Hope for an Obama Win (Barf Alert)

    10/26/2008 5:31:22 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 13 replies · 398+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/2008 | EagleUSA
    UNITED NATIONS -- There are no "Obama 2008" buttons, banners or T-shirts visible here at U.N. headquarters, but it might be difficult to find a sliver of territory in the United States more enthusiastic over the prospect of the Illinois senator winning the White House. An informal survey of more than two dozen U.N. staff members and foreign delegates showed that the overwhelming majority would prefer that Sen. Barack Obama win the presidency, saying they think that the Democrat would usher in a new agenda of multilateralism after an era marked by Republican disdain for the world body. Obama supporters...
  • Russia Can Be Part of the Answer on Iran [Schumer out to appease Russia on missile defense!]

    06/08/2008 11:23:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies · 880+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2008 | CHARLES SCHUMER
    Senator Charles Schumer (D, NY), June 3, 2008: "we must treat Russia as an equal partner when it comes to policy in the Caspian Sea region, recognizing Russia's traditional role in the region... we must offer to make Russia whole if it joins in our Iranian boycott... we should tell Mr. Putin we will cease building the ineffective antinuclear missile defense sites in Eastern Europe in return for him joining the boycott... The antimissile system strengthens the relationship between Eastern Europe and NATO, with real troops and equipment on the ground. It mocks Mr. Putin's dream of eventually restoring Russian...
  • Iran, China set to sign major oil deal: minister

    12/09/2007 3:45:50 AM PST · by familyop · 14 replies · 126+ views
    AFP by way of Google ^ | 09DEC07 | Agence France-Presse
    TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran and China's Sinopec could, as early as Sunday, sign a long-awaited final multi-billion-dollar agreement for the development of the Yadavaran onshore oilfield, the Iranian oil minister said. "Iran could probably sign a contract this evening with China's Sinopec to develop Yadavaran," Gholam Hossein Nozari told reporters on the sidelines of an oil conference. "If not today, it will be in two weeks' time. We are still in talks," the oil minister said. In late October 2004, Iran and Sinopec inked an initial agreement to develop Yadavaran in southwestern Iran, which is estimated to hold more than...
  • INTELLIGENCE: Russian and Chinese Spies Aid Terrorists

    11/12/2007 4:45:23 AM PST · by Wiz · 5 replies · 109+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2007 Nov 11
    November 11, 2007: The increasing use of industrial espionage by Russia and China is hurting counter-terrorism efforts in the West. Increasingly, these two countries are being caught engages in major spying efforts in Europe, Japan and North America, there is tremendous pressure to divert resources from counter-terror work to deal with it. The increased spying has also hurt the exchange of terrorist related intelligence with Russia and China. Britain has cut off all cooperation for the moment, mainly because of an expatriate Russian who was believed murdered by Russian agents.
  • List of countries doing business with Irag

    11/12/2007 5:46:06 AM PST · by gman992 · 11 replies · 89+ views
    Does anyone have a list of companies/countries doing business with Iraq?
  • US diplomat regrets freedom fries and French-bashing

    11/01/2007 2:04:49 AM PDT · by Republicain · 30 replies · 200+ views
    PARIS (AFP) — A top US diplomat said Wednesday he regretted the French-bashing that took place in the United States over France's refusal to join the US-led war in Iraq. Nicholas Burns, number three in the US State Department, called a decision to rename French fries as freedom fries in the US Congress foolish and he welcomed a new closeness between France and the United States. "I surely hope that those Americans who renamed French fries into freedom fries, and those Americans who poured perfectly good French wines down American drains, I hope that they realise what foolishness that was,"...
  • Lantos Raps Former European Leaders ( Axis of Weasels )

    06/14/2007 3:35:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 660+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13 | HARRY DUNPHY
    A leading Democratic lawmaker lashed out at the former leaders of Germany and France, calling former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder a `political prostitute.' Germany denounced the remarks by Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as an insult to its people. Lantos' comments about Schroeder and former French President Jacques Chirac, both opponents of the Iraq war, came in a speech Tuesday at the dedication of a monument to victims of communism... "I am so glad that the era of Jacques Chirac and Chancellor Schroeder in Germany is now gone," Lantos said to applause. He said when...
  • It's Official: The Reagan Revolution Is Over

    04/16/2007 9:23:04 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 71 replies · 1,915+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 4/16/07 | David From
      Question: How can a candidate for president raise US$23-million in three months--only slightly less than John McCain and Rudy Giuliani combined--and still register barely above zero in polls of members of his own party? That is the sad story of Mitt Romney, the movie-star handsome former governor of Massachusetts. Romney registers a dismal fourth in Republican opinion polls. Yesterday's LAT/Bloomberg poll put him at 8% approval among Republicans. A year ago, Romney looked like an emerging Republic star. He had rescued Massachusetts from a large budget deficit without raising taxes. And he had engineered a state-wide health insurance...
  • Australian MP lashes out at France: France was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with opposition

    03/18/2003 2:36:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 40 replies · 375+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 18 2003
    FRANCE was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with its trenchant opposition to an American-led war on Iraq, government backbencher Cameron Thompson said tonight. France, along with Russia, Germany and China, helped sink a new resolution in the United Nations Security Council which would have paved the way for a UN-backed war in Iraq. Instead, France was pushing for UN arms inspectors to be given more time to scour Iraq for weapons of mass destruction. French President Jacques Chirac today condemned plans by the US, Britain and Australia to launch a unilateral strike to disarm Iraq, warning the decision ran...
  • Hamas Chief: Truce With Israel Is Over

    11/09/2006 12:09:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 674+ views
    MyWay ^ | November 8 2006 | Associated Press
    Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal said Wednesday that a truce with Israel is finished and his group's militants can resume fighting following an Israeli tank attack that killed 18 Palestinians... "The truce (with Israel) ended at the end of 2005," Mashaal said. "The armed struggle is free to resume, and the resistance is dictated by local circumstances." The truce formally ended last year but had remained in effect.
  • Belgium : far-right Vlaams Belang steps closer to victory

    10/05/2006 1:50:57 AM PDT · by Republicain · 6 replies · 577+ views
    Expatica.com ^ | 10/05/2006
    BRUSSELS - A recent documentary "Questions ŕ la Une" acts as whistleblower against the progression of the Belgian extreme right. French-speaking Belgian TV and radio organisation RTBF recently broadcast a worrisome documentary on the growing popularity of the extreme-right party, the Vlaams Belang, in the Flemish part of the country. A popularity, according to La Libre Belgique, that may bring the Vlaams Belang to victory and which is grossly underestimated in French-speaking Belgium. Christophe Deborsu's documentary is well structured. The investigation starts with an anecdote surrounding a street name and ends with the Vlaams Belang's highly effective campaign strategy. The...
  • Al-Qaida joins Algerians against France

    09/15/2006 4:16:49 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 18 replies · 929+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Sep 14 | JOHN LEICESTER and OMAR SINAN
    PARIS - Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests.
  • French Presidential Hopeful Tours the U.S.

    09/13/2006 1:14:51 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 21 replies · 869+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12,2006 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    Nicolas Sarkozy is campaigning hard to be the next president of France on the jogging trails of Central Park and in the corridors of the White House. On a four-day trip to the United States, the 51-year-old minister of the interior, France’s leading presidential hopeful on the right, pinned the Legion of Honor on the police commissioner of New York, honored firefighters in Midtown Manhattan for their losses on 9/11 and signed hundreds of copies of his new best-selling book on France’s future. He told Jewish leaders of his love of Israel, American business leaders of his love of free...
  • Chirac wants ally for 'sleaze' job

    09/10/2006 11:06:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 374+ views
    The Times ^ | September 11, 2006 | Adam Sage
    President Chirac was accused yesterday of manoeuvring his former legal adviser into a key judicial post to avoid being tried on corruption charges after leaving office and losing immunity from prosecution... Chirac's critics believe that M Le Mesle, 55, will do everything in his power to block action, given his close relations with the head of state... With only the slenderest hope of re-election next year, M Chirac faces prosecution in connection with a series of scandals dating from his time as the Mayor of Paris between 1977 and 1995. Three have resulted in court cases. In 2004 Alain Juppé,...
  • Russia Is Not a Friend of the United States

    08/23/2006 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies · 1,055+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union embarked on the most massive military buildups in history. Part of President Reagan's strategy for winning was to entice the Soviets into a competition it could never even hope to win. A communist economy by its very nature is ill-equipped to compete with a free-market, capitalist system whether it's foreign trade or weapons technology. And so, slowly the Soviet economy became a basket case due to the communists desire to exceed America in an enormously expensive arms race. After the Cold War, with the Soviet threat gone and with...
  • US demands swift action for Iran's nuclear noncompliance

    08/21/2006 10:08:09 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 45 replies · 1,119+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/21/2006 | By NATHAN GUTTMAN
    As the deadline set by the UN approaches, the US is pushing for swift sanctions against Iran for its lack of compliance with the international committee's demand to stop its nuclear enrichment program, American officials said Monday. Iran is expected to provide its response to the European incentive package on Tuesday, but the US is looking ahead to the UN deadline set August 31. Sources in Washington speculated that the Iranian response to the incentive package would not be conclusive, yet would include no sign of willingness to stop the uranium enrichment process. US President George W. Bush said Monday...
  • Kremlin Warns of Strain in U.S. Ties

    08/07/2006 4:47:11 PM PDT · by MarshallDillon · 17 replies · 570+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | August 8, 2006. | Nabi Abdullaev
    The Kremlin warned Monday of possible retaliation against the United States for sanctions imposed on two major companies in the Russian defense industry. "We cannot rule out certain negative consequences for bilateral relations" between Russia and the United States, presidential administration spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. "This was an unfriendly act toward Russia, and it was not done in a spirit of cooperation." Rosoboronexport chief Sergei Chemezov suggested Monday that a proposed deal for U.S. companies to deliver up to $1 billion in Russian military hardware to Afghanistan and Iraq could be jeopardized by the sanctions, Interfax reported. Meanwhile in...
  • Kremlin Warns of Strain in U.S. Ties

    08/07/2006 4:42:13 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 9 replies · 350+ views
    the moscow times ^ | 08082006 | By Nabi Abdullaev
    Russia could also refuse to take part in joint military exercises with the United States and use the sanctions as an excuse to increase exports of military hardware to regimes hostile to the United States, said Leonid Ivashov, vice president of the Academy on Geopolitical Affairs and former head of the Defense Ministry's main directorate for military cooperation. "We can use these sanctions to expand our presence in the arms market by exploiting anti-American feeling in many countries around the world," Ivashov told Interfax on Monda
  • France Praises Irans Stabilizing Role

    08/01/2006 8:40:44 AM PDT · by Nav_Mom · 23 replies · 686+ views
    CNSnews ^ | August 1, 2006 | Patrick Goodenough
    The French foreign minister, whose government is positioning itself to play a leading part in Mideast peace efforts, has described Iran as a respected country that plays a stabilizing role in the region. Philippe Douste-Blazy told a news conference in Beirut Monday that Iran was "a great country, a great people and a great civilization which is respected and which plays a stabilizing role in the region." Hours later, the Frenchmen met with his Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki, at the Iranian Embassy. Tehran's mission in the Lebanese capital has been a key channel for Iran's support for Hizballah, and last...
  • Iranian Alert - June 18, 2006 - Bad news for US on Iran at the G8 Summit

    06/18/2006 5:10:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 941+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bad news for US on Iran at the G8 Summit. Amir Taheri, Arab News explains why the US is unlikely to getting help on Iran at next month's G8 Summit in Russia.   Khomeini's Grandson requests US military action in Iran. The Telegraph reported that the grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the inspiration of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has broken a three-year silence to back the United States military to overthrow the country's clerical regime.   Iran prepares to respond to thePerm-5 proposal. The Washington Post reported that Iran's foreign minister said the government likely would suggest...
  • Iranian Alert - June 17, 2006 - Ahmadinejad calls for an independent investigation of the Holocaust

    06/17/2006 9:50:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,092+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad again calls for an independent investigation of the Holocaust. Yahoo News reported that Iran's president said that the six-nation incentive package aimed at getting his country to halt uranium enrichment was a "step forward" but also repeated assertions that the Nazi Holocaust was unproven, saying it should be independently investigated.Khaleej Times Online reported British Prime Minister Tony Blair sees no need for an inquiry into the Holocaust.   US and Russia expect an answer from Iran on the Perm-5 proposal. Yahoo News reported that while US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran had made...
  • Iranian Alert - June 16, 2006 - US Senate votes down Iran Freedom and Support Act

    06/17/2006 12:58:13 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 893+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story US Senate votes down Iran Freedom and Support Act and passes weaker version. DoctorZin reported that the Iran Freedom Support Act was to be voted on in the Senate Thursday.Eli Lake, The NY Sun reported that faced with legislation that would force America to take a harder line on Iran, Secretary of State Rice worked closely yesterday with a key Senate Democrat to kill the Iran Freedom and Support Act.   Iran threatens to develop a "nuclear defense." The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran's defense minister vowed his country would "use nuclear defense as a potential"...
  • Iranian Alert - June 15, 2006 - Photos of Shiite Iraq's attacking the Iranian Consulate in Basra

    06/15/2006 8:21:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,085+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Shiite Iraq's attacked Iranian Consulate in Basra. Yahoo News reported that about 500 followers of a Shiite cleric attacked the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, throwing stones and setting fire to a building in the diplomatic complex. Photos.   Iran no longer wants talks on Iraq with US. IranMania reported that Iran is no longer interested in direct talks with the United States over the situation in Iraq.   Iran claims no deadline was given to reply to the Perm-5. IranMania reported that Iran insisted it has not been given...
  • Iranian Alert - June 14, 2006 - Secret Iranian nuclear enrichment plants exposed.

    06/14/2006 10:10:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 864+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Secret nuclear enrichment plants exposed. Kenneth R. Timmerman, News Max reported that new evidence is emerging that Iran has built a secret plant, located some 20 kilometers to the northeast of Tehran near the Lashgarak dam, which houses a clandestine centrifuge uranium enrichment plant, where Iran is making nuclear weapons material.   What are Russia and China up to? Yahoo News reported that China and Russia have again refused to join with other big powers in threatening sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.The Financial Times reported that a central Asian summit of the Shanghai Co-operation Organization which...
  • Iranian Alert - June 13, 2006 - A roundup of reports on the women's demonstration in Tehran. Photos

    06/14/2006 8:35:01 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 900+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A roundup of reports on the women’s demonstration in Tehran today. Photos. Iran Press News provided a detailed report on the Islamic Regime's attack and assault attendants of the peaceful Women's March. Among those present at the march were academics, well-known human and women's rights activists, student leaders, and members of the greater Tehran bus drivers union. Photos.Radio Free Europe reported on the Women’s March and eyewitnesses claimed there were maybe as many security forces as protesters.SMCCDI reported that Islamist female agents named by most Iranians as "Black Crows" (due to their black veils), used of...
  • Iranian Alert - June 12, 2006 - Iran urges Muslim nations to go nuclear

    06/13/2006 7:29:44 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 942+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/12/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story RFE Iran's top nuclear negotiator has urged Muslim countries to "choose the path" of nuclear development. Ali Larijani was speaking to reporters after arriving in Egypt for talks to discuss the controversy over Iran's nuclear program. In Tehran, Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said Iran will make its own offer in response to a Western incentives package aimed at persuading Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment. Mottaki added that Tehran's offer could be a variation of the proposal made by Europe, the United States, China, and Russia, or an entirely new package. Western powers have given Iran several...
  • Iranian Alert - June 11, 2006 - Major demonstrations on Iran expected in the next few days

    06/11/2006 9:28:03 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,024+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Major demonstrations on Iran expected in the next few days. Protests expected Sunday in Germany against Ahmadinejad during World Cup Games. The Observer reported that Iran's Football team will be met with a series of protests across Germany during their World Cup campaign as anger mounts against the country's viciously anti-Semitic President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Spiegel Online reported that in Bavaria, where Iran is set to play its first match in Nuremberg on Sunday, the state's interior minister has expressed concerns that Iranian intelligence agents may seek to stage what he described as a "provocative action" aimed at...
  • Iranian Alert - June 10, 2006 - Fearing demonstrations tens arrested

    06/10/2006 1:21:18 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 777+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/10/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story SMCCDI Tens have been arrested, in the last days, in several Iranian cities with the approach of Iran-Mexico World Cup soccer game on Sunday June 11th (18:00 Germany's Local time). Plainclothes agents and militiamen have arrested several of those qualified as potential "hooligans or trouble makers", in an effort to avoid any massive popular unrest to take place following the game. Arrests have been made in cities, such as, Tehran, Mashad, Esfahan, Hamedan, Bookan, Rasht, Kermanshah, Shiraz, Marivan and Oroomiah (former Rezai-e). More repressive measures are to take place with the start of the Sunday's game,...
  • Iranian Alert - June 9, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: the West has been "defeated!"

    06/09/2006 8:59:28 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 1,349+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.9.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad: the West has been "defeated!" Breitbart.com reported that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, discussing the West's nuclear proposal, said that the "international monopolists have been defeated."   Iran tries to provoke the West: it begins new nuclear enrichment. The New York Post reported that Iranian researchers began a new round of nuclear enrichment on the same day that a European proposal for ending the crisis over Iran's nuclear program was presented in Tehran.   Diplomats convinced Iran will reject Perm-5 proposal. The Guardian reported that diplomats believe that Iran will reject the Int'l. offer in the...
  • Iranian Alert - June 8, 2006 - The Perm-5 +1 offers Iran the world," but not what Iran wants

    06/08/2006 10:54:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 830+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Perm-5 +1 offers Iran "the world," but fails to give Iran what it really wants. Michael Ledeen, National Review Online pointed out that while some have suggested that we send Bill Clinton to negotiate with the mullahs on our behalf, it isn’t necessary; we’ve just adopted his methods.Khaleej Times Online reported that the United States and other world powers have offered possible guarantees for Iran’s ”terroritorial integrity” as part of its nuclear proposal.Times Online thinks that the world’s latest offer to Iran — a "clever one" — has prompted the most civil response from Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - June 7, 2006 - Can the West handle Iran cutting off its oil?

    06/07/2006 8:59:24 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 845+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran receives the Perm-5 +1 Proposal. Yahoo News reported that EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana handed Iran an international proposal on the nuclear crisis and the two sides held "good" talks.Bloomberg reported that President George W. Bush said Iran's response to a U.S.-backed initiative aimed a resolving a standoff over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program is a "positive" first step.New York Post reported that while the Bush administration offered to join the negotiations with Iran, Ahmadinejad quickly rejected any cessation of enrichment. But the U.S. government is refusing to take no for an answer.Reuters reported...
  • Iranian Alert - June 6, 2006 - What the Iranian regime really wants

    06/06/2006 10:26:49 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 943+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.6.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story What the Iranian regime really wants. The Washington Post reported that a senior Iranian official said: "What we need is an American president who will follow the example of Richard Nixon going to China."   US makes more offers to Iran. Reuters reported that the incentives to be offered on to Iran include a proposal to allow Tehran to purchase aircraft parts from Boeing Co. and Airbus.   US counting on China as a mediator with Iran? SFGate reported that the U.S. is counting on China as mediator with Iran.   US and Iran in secret...
  • Iranian Alert - June 5, 2006 - Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji is in Moscow

    06/05/2006 10:31:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 896+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji is in Moscow. Moscow Times reported that Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji arrived in Moscow to receive this year's Golden Pen of Freedom award.   Iran's Supreme threatens to cut off the world's oil supply. The Herald reported that the Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said attempts to punish Tehran would jeopardize the world's oil supply.Yahoo News reported that Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned: "If you make any mistake (and invade Iran), definitely shipment of energy from this region will be seriously jeopardized."Yahoo News reported that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali...