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  • Khamenei: Missiles are the key to Iran’s future

    It's a great time to be a despotic tyrant who threatens your neighbors. And as Khamenei knows, to be quite open about it. Who's going to do anything? Who would be enough of a fool to think that anyone with real power in Iran thought otherwise? Oh. Right. As always, beware of media characterizations that pretend this or that Iranian official is “moderate” or “more moderate” or whatever. They’re grading on a pretty radical curve when they tell you that, but it’s irrelevant at any rate. Only the mullahas have real power in Iran, and lest you have any doubt...
  • Reuters’ Headline Labels CIA Traitor ‘Whistle-Blower’

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 201+ views ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • So America IS Trading with Iran ... US Sent Nearly $2M Worth of Bull Semen to Muslim State Last Year

    12/01/2013 1:52:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 29 November 2013 | Ashley Collman
    So America IS trading with Iran ... US sent nearly $2m worth of bull semen to Muslim state last year Strict trade sanctions have been in place between the U.S. and Iran since the Carter administration Bovine sperm side-steps the usual sanctions since it qualifies as humanitarian aid Iran has made it a goal to become self-sufficient in meat production by the year 2016 Altogether the U.S. sent $45.7million in humanitarian aid to Iran last April. While the number seems like a lot, it's nothing compared to the $26.2billion sent to our biggest trading partner - Canada. Bovine sperm side-steps...
  • Rumor in Iran: Ruling Ayatollahs Will Purge Ahmadinejad and Parliament

    10/05/2012 10:38:54 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Jewish Doctor | Oct., 5, 2012 | Stayfree
    Yesterday, my wife and I met with a Jewish doctor whom we have known for about 6 months. His father is a surgeon who has remained in Iran even though the rest of the family had fled Iran several years ago. As usual, I asked him what is going on in Iran with the recent unrest. He told me that the precipitous drop in value of the Iranian currency was not because of the sanctions, but was primarily the ruinous economic policies of the Ahmadinejad regime. He also told me that a great amount of government money is missing and...
  • Iran To Arrest Women With Suntan (Behold...The Religion Of Peace)

    04/29/2010 6:43:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 722+ views
    International Business Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Xien Jana Vencio
    Iran to arrest women with suntan By Xien Jana Vencio Better hide those bronzed skin when visiting Tehran, Iran. At least if you are a woman. On Thursday, Tehran police chief Brig. Gen. Hossien Sajedinia has warned that all women sporting a tan will be arrested and imprisoned because this violates the "spirit of Islamic law." Thus, any woman that looked like a "walking mannequin" will be punished. He said that the Iranian public expects the police to act firmly and swiftly to any social misbehavior caused by women, and men, particularly those who defy the Islamic values. He cited...
  • Ayatollahs desert Iran's besieged regime

    01/13/2010 9:06:36 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 915+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 14, 2010
    -excerpt- The rift between the clerical establishment and the regime has significantly widened during the past six months. Slowly but surely, even some of the most conservative ayatollahs began to distance themselves from both. Last month, grand ayatollah Javadi Amoli, who performs Friday prayers in Qom, announced his resignation. In his departure statement, he expressed his frustration with the lack of listening on the part of the Supreme Leader: "When the Friday imam articulates the problems that people face and those problems are resolved, it is evidence that he has expressed them well. But if the problems are not resolved,...
  • Why Iran's conservatives are airing their dirty laundry

    07/29/2009 1:13:19 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 1 replies · 295+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 28, 2009 | Iason Athanasiadis
    Istanbul - In the final days before President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inauguration next week, splits among the country's conservative elite have become increasingly conspicuous. Sometimes portrayed as a lackey for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, he appears to be jockeying for power and authority - publicly defying Ayatollah Khamenei, sacking his intelligence minister less than a week before his Cabinet would have been dissolved anyway, and angering fellow conservatives by pressing for the broadcast of confessions forced from political prisoners. (snlip) There's an internal power struggle going on," says a Tehran-based political analyst with ties to Iran's intelligence ministry who requested his...
  • 'The Ayatollah Calls the Shots'

    06/12/2009 11:23:05 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 495+ views
    Der Spiegel (Germany) ^ | June 12, 2009
    Iranians go to the polls on Friday to choose between the hardline President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and his nearest rival Mir Hossein Mousavi. German commentators warn, however, that even if the more moderate candidate prevails the real power lies with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. It has been a hotly contested election campaign that electrified voters and looks set to lead to record turnout. Iranians head to the polls on Friday to elect their president and while there are four official candidates it has essentially become a two-horse race between the hardline incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and the more moderate conservative...
  • Ahmadinejad: Bullying powers are crippling (Also: "Israel will disappear from the scene"

    06/02/2008 6:50:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 18 replies · 113+ views
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that the era of use of force and that of bullying powers has ended. He made the remarks while addressing a group of foreign guests taking part in the ceremony commemorating 19th anniversary of the late Imam Khomeini's demise. Underlining the need for unity and solidarity of the Muslim World, he said all satanic powers will be eliminated through unity of Muslims and vigilance of the Islamic Ummah. As to the Israeli atrocity in the occupied lands, Ahmadinejad said the criminal regime which has been plundering the wealth of the oppressed Palestinian nation and...

    06/15/2007 6:47:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 1,033+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | Jun-15-07 17:09 | AKI
    IRAN: KHATAMI'S CLERIC STATUS AT RISK OVER HANDSHAKE WITH ITALIAN WOMEN Tehran, 15 June (AKI) - Former Iranian president Mohamed Khatami could be tried by a religious tribunal and banned from preaching over a handshake, Iranian conservative papers report. Websites close to the ultraconservative government of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad such as Rajanews and Ansarnews said on Friday that an increasing number of clerics in the holy Shiite city of Qom believe the moderate cleric who was president of Iran from 1997 to 2005 should be convicted for his behaviour as recently demanded by Ahmadinejad's official biographer, Fatemeh Rajabi. Rajabi is...
  • Ayatollah's Snub Pressures Iran President

    01/24/2007 7:09:00 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 662+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-25-2007 | Con Coughlin
    Ayatollah's snub pressures Iran president By Con Coughlin Last Updated: 2:08am GMT 25/01/2007 Internal pressure on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran to abandon his confrontational policies with the West has intensified after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's supreme spiritual leader, snubbed a request for a meeting on the country's controversial nuclear programme. President Ahmadinejad faces growing opposition Iran's president meets regularly with Ayatollah Khamenei, who is regarded as the guardian of the Islamic Revolution, to brief him on international and domestic political issues. But when the president requested a meeting earlier this month, the ayatollah declined. It is the first...
  • BREAKING IN PROGRESS - Ayatollah Boroujerdi Revolts - Calls for Uprising

    10/07/2006 5:25:13 PM PDT · by FARS · 622 replies · 38,469+ views
    KRSI - RADIO VOICE OF IRAN & ANTIMULLAH ^ | October07-2006 | Alan Peters
    Breaking news - Saturday (PST) - After Midnight Sunday - Tehran time (TT) LATEST UPDATE - all phones in the area of the Ayatollah's house have been disconnected and his numbers, which worked till just now have a recording saying "they never existed". Monitored from live communication with Iran and the Ayatollah Boroujerdi himself by Voice of Iran Radio (KRSI) and local citizens calling in from Tehran to KRSI. Shots were being fired around the Ayatollah's home at Sard (cold) Park, Avesta Avenue, Sard Street #9 close to Freedom Square. Fires are springing up in the region at major intersections....

    04/16/2006 3:35:24 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 1,414+ views
    AKI ^ | 04/14/06 | AKI
    IRAN: TEXT MESSAGE TELLS PRESIDENT HE SHOULD WASH MORE Tehran, 14 April (AKI) - Iran's hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has apparently been incensed by an anonymous text message suggesting he does not wash enough. Ahmadinejad has taken legal action over the offending text, has fired the president of a phone company and has had four people arrested and accused of colluding with the Israeli foreign intelligence service, Mossad, the anti-government website Rooz Online reports. Poking fun at the president, the regime's senior figures and its policies, has reportedly become a national pastime in Iran. The Iranian authorities are paying particular...
  • Joe Lieberman: U.S. Prepared for Iran Strike

    01/22/2006 9:18:26 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 164 replies · 3,449+ views ^ | Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006 10:51 p.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Joe Lieberman: U.S. Prepared for Iran Strike Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that the U.S. is prepared to deal with the Iranian nuclear crisis militarily - even if the war in Iraq continues to require a substantial American troop commitment. "We have the most powerful military in the history of the world," Lieberman told CBS's "Face the Nation." "We are capable, if necessary, of continuing to pursue our aims militarily in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere and, if necessary, conduct a military attack on Iran." Lieberman said the he hoped an attack on Iran, if it should come, would be...
  • Leaders of Tehran Bus Company Arrested, The Union Dissolved

    12/24/2005 9:32:21 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 23 replies · 589+ views
    Iran Press Service ^ | Saturday, December 24, 2005
    PARIS, 24 Dec. (IPS) In its first major social challenge and in continuation of the crackdown of all freedoms in Iran, the new Government under the Islamo-populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrested at least 14 members of the Single Bus Company of Tehran and Suburbs (SBCTS), informed sources reported on Saturday. The order for the arrest, detention and seizure of all documents of the arrested men was issued by Judge Sa’id Mortazavi, the Prosecutor for Tehran and Islamic Revolution Tribunals. A protégé of Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i, the leader of the Islamic Republic, Mr. Mortazavi is better known by the public,...
  • Israeli-Iranian encounter 'a dream'

    12/11/2005 9:19:45 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 725+ views
    Jerusalem Post Via Payvand News ^ | Dec. 7, 2005 | By ORLY HALPERN
    "Iranian people's feelings toward Israelis are not as bad as you think," Saeed Kharazi Zadeh, a greying Iranian IT engineer told me after I introduced myself as a reporter for The Jerusalem Post. Zadeh was part of the Iranian delegation which had a booth at the UN Summit on Information Society held in Tunis November 15-17. I reminded the 48-year-old government employee that in October his president declared that "Israel should be wiped off the map." I told him that many Israelis fear that Iran would indeed try to attack Israel. Zadeh laughed incredulously. "There have been many terrorist actions...

    11/22/2005 6:17:03 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 1,005+ views
    AKI ^ | 11/22/05
    Tehran, 22 Nov. (AKI) - Iran's religious authorities in the holy Shiite city of Qom have officially invited Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, to convert to Islam, according to Hojatolislam Mohammad Reza Hakimi, quoted by Iran's Farda news agency. "I met Castro together with the Iranian foreign minister, Saiid Salili, and gave him some sacred Islamic texts translated into Spanish," said Hakimi, who recently returned from a government visit to Cuba. "We spoke with Castro for several hours, and I think I almost managed to convince him to become a Muslim," Hakimi added. "Castro certain that Cuba is suffering from...
  • For Jews, there have always been two Irans (Good Article)

    11/12/2005 9:59:51 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 25 replies · 1,415+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2005 | Abbas Milani
    The Bible is full of praise for Persia (today's much-maligned Iran) and for its rulers. In the Book of Ezra, God speaks through the proclamations of Cyrus, the king of Persia, who declares, "The Lord God of Heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem." Cyrus acceded to this divine command, and thus was the Second Temple in Jerusalem built. In other parts of the Old Testament, there is ringing praise of Cyrus as God's "anointed" and the "chosen" ruler, who freed Jews from their Babylonian...
  • Dean calls for end to 'culture of corruption' (Head Rat displays D's 'culture of conniption fits')

    10/23/2005 10:53:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 901+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 10/23/05 | Josie Huang
    LEWISTON — The Bush White House is the most corrupt administration in U.S. history since President Warren G. Harding's, said Howard Dean during his first visit to Maine as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Dean's comments Saturday came as top White House advisers are being investigated for their roles in the outing of a CIA operative and Tom DeLay, the former second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, faces conspiracy and money-laundering charges. "The first thing we're going to do is we're going to have ethics come back to Washington again," said Dean, the keynote speaker at Saturday night's...
  • Orgainsed Islamic Terror

    08/07/2005 12:46:33 AM PDT · by Khashayar · 4 replies · 786+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | Aug 6, 2005 | Dawood Cohan
    Al Muhajiroun (Khavarej) is referred to a clandestine group of four who cooperated to assassinate four leaders at promptly the same time: Imam Ali who was a religious leader (the fourth Suni's Khalif and the first Shiite's Imam), Moavieh who was the leader of the land, Amro Aas who was a canning politician and a senior advisor to Moavieh, and - Of the four only one, namely Ibn Moljam, successfully carried out his assassination by wounding Imam Ali with a poisonous sword, during the Imam's pray. Imam Ali died of his wound on the third night, the 21st, of Ramadan....
  • Jimmy Carter linked to oil-for-food scam!

    01/20/2005 12:00:57 AM PST · by Ramtek57 · 338 replies · 13,440+ views ^ | January 20, 2005 |
    <p>Former President Jimmy Carter has been linked with a key figure in the U.N.'s oil-for-food scandal by the group leading the nationwide effort to evict the United Nations from American soil and halt U.S. funding of the U.N.</p>
  • Jimmy Carter and the Dark Side - (Exposes Carter)

    12/14/2004 8:02:15 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 60 replies · 6,209+ views
    The ineptitude of the administration of President James Earl ("Jumma") Carter seemed to me for a long time simply to be what happens when you put a bumbling, indecisive naif in a position of serious power. Lately, however, I've come to see the dark side of Jimmy Carter, and let me tell you, it's not only ugly and disgusting, it's pathologically dangerous. Neither Jumma nor Bubba, the two surviving Democrat ex-Presidents, has the decency or the respect for the office he once held to keep his pie-hole shut and refrain from criticizing the current Commander-in-Chief. But of the two, although...
  • Iran Parliament OKs Nuke Enrichment Bill

    11/02/2004 6:00:59 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 15 replies · 185+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | Oct.31,2004 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran - To shouts of "Death to America," Iran's parliament unanimously approved the outline of a bill Sunday that would require the government to resume uranium enrichment, legislation likely to deepen an international dispute over Iran's nuclear activities. Still, Iran's top nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian told The Associated Press there was a 50 percent chance of a nuclear compromise with European nations. [...] Some lawmakers broke out with shouts of "Death to America!" after the conservative-dominated parliament after lawmakers voted to advance the nation's nuclear program, an issue of national pride that provides a rare point of agreement between...

    09/20/2004 2:20:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 1,047+ views ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2004 | JOAN SWIRSKY
    why on earth would Kerry tell the Council on Foreign Relations in December that, if elected, he would abandon the president's war on terror, begin a dialogue with terrorist regimes and apologize for the "years of mistakes by the Bush administration"? In an article in the March issue of Insight magazine, author Kenneth R. Timmerman described the meeting: "Kerry promised to spend the first 100 days of his administration traveling the world to denounce his predecessor, apologize for his ‘radically wrong' policy, and seek ‘cooperation and compromise` with friend and foe alike." Timmerman cited a seven-page e-mail, "confirmed as authentic...
  • The Shah's widow, discussing her memoir/biography of her life with Shah Reza Pahlavi.

    08/27/2004 9:27:53 AM PDT · by The Scourge of Yazid · 15 replies · 696+ views
    National Public Radio | August 27, 2004 | Leonard Lopate
    I know that I'm little bit late in posting this thing-they've already finished the first segment-but I've always abided by the motto: "Better late, then never."Farah Pahlavi is discussing her husband, her recently published book (An Enduring Love), and the future of Iran.
  • Iran declares war on U.S.

    04/05/2004 12:05:32 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 148 replies · 735+ views ^ | April 5th 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Nobody else is saying it, so, once again, it is left to me to explain what really happened in Iraq yesterday. Iran declared war on the U.S. The signs have been there for a long time. I don't know if they have been intentionally ignored by U.S. forces in Iraq, or whether there is some master plan at the Defense Department to deal with this scenario. All I can tell you is we are now fighting a regional war. Our local opposition in Iraq is being trained, armed and directed with foreign support – by neighboring Iran. The uprising yesterday...
  • FReep this poll: Does Iran have a democratic government?

    03/17/2004 8:28:29 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 7 replies · 156+ views
    FarsiNet ^ | 3/17/2004 | FarsiNet
    It's on the right, in English. I'm not suggesting any responses, just select what you know.
  • Kerry would abandon terror war

    03/02/2004 10:24:53 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 9 replies · 216+ views
    Insight (by way of ^ | March 2, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Democratic Party's presidential front-runner, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has pledged that if elected he will abandon the president's war on terror, begin a dialogue with terrorist regimes and apologize for three-and-one-half years of mistakes by the Bush administration. In a sweeping foreign-policy address to the Council on Foreign Relations in December, Kerry called the U.S. war on terror as conceived and led by President Bush "the most arrogant, inept, reckless and ideological foreign policy in modern history."
  • Ordinary Iranians are eager to be liberated

    12/20/2003 10:13:01 PM PST · by Neophyte · 1 replies · 95+ views
    GAMLA ^ | 12/17/2003 | DEBKA files
    DEBKAfile Special Report This week, Israel's Iranian-born defense minister Shaul Mofaz made the unique gesture of answering questions from listeners in Iran - in their own language - in a live broadcast over Israel Radio's Farsi-language service. The questions came thick and fast. In answer to one, he promised everything would be done to protect the environment against radioactive fallout should Israeli forces destroy Iran's nuclear capability. Shaul Mofaz was only six when his family emigrated from Iran to Israel. His knowledge of Farsi is rudimentary at best. But that didn't stop the Israeli defense chief from getting his message...
  • Unite to Prevent an Ayatollah Nuke

    06/25/2003 7:04:40 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 65+ views
    FrontPagemagazine/WallStreetJournal ^ | 25 June 2003 | Shimon Peres
    Of the three countries that composed the axis of evil -- Iraq, Iran and North Korea -- without a doubt it is Iran that represents a double axis of evil: It serves as the largest terror nucleus in the Middle East, and also possesses a selection of nuclear resources -- plutonium, enriched uranium and centrifuges. Iran is right behind North Korea in realizing its nuclear capabilities, involving a huge financial investment, in a country rich in oil, but whose citizens are condemned to poverty. Americans are just now beginning to understand the dangers posed by a nuclear-armed Iran. A recent...