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  • Mohamed El Baradei has an Iranian wife? (Cueball nukes inspector)

    12/06/2004 3:56:51 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies · 6,850+ views
    free republic ^ | dec 5 2004 | Awatcher2
    Perhaps it was just a little “Pillow Talk” with his Iranian wife!  Who is Dr. Mohamed El Baradei? A quick Google search yields the following general biographical information:Dr. ElBaradei is the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA], an inter-governmental organization based in Vienna, and formed under the auspices of the United Nations in 1957. He was appointed to the office effective Dec. 1 1997, and re-appointed to a second term in Sept. 2001. El Baradi was born in Egypt in 1942. He gained a Bachelor’s degree in Law in 1962 at the University of Cairo, and a...
  • 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...