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  • Thousands of US troops deploying to Israel

    01/05/2012 3:37:27 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05 January, 2012, 23:00 | Nir Elias
    Without much media attention, thousands of American troops are being deployed to Israel, and Iranian officials believe that this is the latest and most blatant warning that the US will soon be attacking Tehran. Tensions between nations have been high in recent months and have only worsened in the weeks since early December when Iran hijacked and recovered an American drone aircraft. Many have speculated that a back-and-forth between the two countries will soon escalate Iran and the US into an all-out war, and that event might occur sooner than thought. Under the Austere Challenge 12 drill scheduled for an...
  • What’s Islam Got to Do with It? The role of Islam in terrorism should not be banned from...

    12/18/2011 12:08:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 2+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 15, 2011 | Clifford D. May
    What's Islam Got to Do with It?The role of Islam in terrorism should not be banned from discussion. Is there anything Islamic about Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps? On what basis does Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al-Qaeda’s leader, formerly the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, claim to be a jihadi — an Islamic warrior? Do groups that justify terrorism on the basis of Islam have a doctrinal leg to stand on?Let’s not start by answering these questions. Let’s start by agreeing that such questions need to be asked — not suppressed. Yet right now suppression seems to be the goal of...
  • Police Discover, Defuse 'Massive' Explosive Device in West London

    06/29/2007 12:14:31 AM PDT · by AVNevis · 390 replies · 11,624+ views
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  • Armed men crossed into Afghanistan from Iran: Police

    06/25/2007 6:38:27 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 74 replies · 4,671+ views
    PAK TRIBUNE ^ | 20 Jun 07 | Unknown
    HERAT: More than 20 armed men crossed the border from Iran into Afghanistan and entered a town, a police commander said in the first such blunt claim by a high-ranking Afghan official. Colonel Rahmatullah Safi - police commander in the three western provinces of Farah, Badghis and Herat - said according to intelligence information, the group of armed militants crossed the border Monday in Farah's Anardara district. "Two pickup trucks with over 20 armed people riding in them crossed the border from Iran to Afghanistan," Safi said in his Border Police headquarters, 15 km outside Herat city. He said according...
  • Iranian forces crossed Iraqi border: report

    06/25/2007 4:59:23 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 224 replies · 8,116+ views
    AFP ^ | 06/25/07
    Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq, The Sun tabloid reported on Tuesday. Britain's defence ministry would not confirm or deny the report, with a spokesman declining to comment on "intelligence matters". An unidentified intelligence source told the tabloid: "It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran -- but nobody has officially declared it." "We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to attack us. It is very hard...
  • Document: Iran Caught Red-Handed Shipping Arms to Taliban

    06/06/2007 4:47:58 PM PDT · by Danae · 131 replies · 5,303+ views
    The Blotter ^ | 6-6-07 | Brian Ross and Christopher Isham
    NATO officials say they have caught Iran red-handed, shipping heavy arms, C4 explosives and advanced roadside bombs to the Taliban for use against NATO forces, in what the officials say is a dramatic escalation of Iran's proxy war against the United States and Great Britain. "It is inconceivable that it is anyone other than the Iranian government that's doing it," said former White House counterterrorism official Richard Clarke, an ABC News consultant. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stopped short earlier this week of blaming Iran, saying the U.S. did not have evidence "of the involvement of the Iranian government in...
  • Iranian Flow Of Weapons Increasing, Officials Say

    06/02/2007 6:05:21 PM PDT · by jdm · 43 replies · 1,394+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, June 3, 2007; Page A14 | Robin Wright
    Iran has increased arms shipments to both Iraq's Shiite extremists and Afghanistan's Taliban in recent weeks in an apparent attempt to pressure American and other Western troops operating in its two strategic neighbors, according to senior U.S. and European officials. In Iraq, Iranian 240mm rockets, which have a range of up to 30 miles and could significantly change the battlefield, have been used recently by Shiite extremists against U.S. and British targets in Basra and Baghdad, the officials said. Three of the rockets have targeted U.S. facilities in Baghdad's Green Zone, and one came very close to hitting the U.S....
  • U.S. targets Iranian-made weapons-()

    05/04/2007 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 469+ views
    ap ^ | 5/4/07 | ROBERT H. REID
    U.S.-led forces on Friday arrested suspected Shiite militants accused of smuggling powerful bomb components from Iran,
  • John McCain Tells Critics to 'Get a Life' Over His Joke About Bombing Iran

    04/20/2007 7:36:31 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 49 replies · 1,028+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2007 | Unknown
    LAS VEGAS —Arizona Sen. John McCain said critics complaining about his recent joke about bombing Iran should "lighten up and get a life." "Please, I was talking to some of my old veterans friends," the Republican presidential candidate told reporters Thursday, a day after he parodied the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann" at a campaign stop in South Carolina. The senator changed the song's title to "Bomb Iran." "My response is lighten up and get a life," he said. McCain's quip, which was circulating on the Internet, was prompted by an audience question about whether the senator believes the U.S....
  • Tied up, blindfolded, waiting to die: the truth about the hostages' ordeal

    04/07/2007 4:07:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,603+ views
    The Independent | April 7, 2007 | Terri Judd
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  • Iran Frees Detained British Sailors

    04/04/2007 9:58:35 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 229 replies · 8,686+ views
    Breitbart/ AP ^ | Apr 4 12:46 PM US/Eastern | NASSER KARIMI
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran on Wednesday freed the 15 detained British sailors and marines in what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called an Easter gift to the British people. Prime Minister Tony Blair said he bore "no ill will" toward the Iranian people. Iranian state television said the 14 men and one woman, who were seized while on patrol in the northern Persian gulf on March 23, would leave Iran on Thursday. An Iranian official in London said they would be handed over to British diplomats in Tehran. Ahmadinejad's surprise announcement came at a news conference shortly after he pinned a...
  • Who Got the British Sailors Released?

    04/04/2007 1:16:42 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies · 2,550+ views
    Who Got the British Sailors Released? By Catherine Mayer/London and Azadeh Moaveni/Tehran The President of Iran was clearly relishing his role as beneficent liberator of the 15 British Marines and sailors detained by Iran for nearly two weeks. At a press conference today, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the release a "gift to the British people" on the occasion of Easter as well as a commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. The smiling President then met with the British detainees, nodding his head munificently as they lined up to offer thanks for their release. "It is for Islam," he reminded one. He...
  • Iraqi Government Seeks Release Of Iranians Detained By US Military

    04/03/2007 10:13:40 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 21 replies · 791+ views
    FOX ^ | 04/03/07 | Unknown
    A senior Iraqi foreign ministry official said on Tuesday that the government was "intensively" seeking release of five Iranians detained by the U.S. military more than two months ago in northern Iraq. "We are intensively seeking the release of the five Iranians," the senior official said. "This will be a factor that will help in the release of the British sailors and marines" held by Iran since March 25. The official also said that the Iraqi government had exerted pressure on those holding an Iranian diplomat, who was released Monday and returned to Tehran on Tuesday. The official would not...
  • Peaceful end urged in Iran crisis

    03/31/2007 1:02:40 PM PDT · by traumer · 28 replies · 227+ views
    Britain is looking for a speedy and peaceful end to the crisis over 15 Royal Navy personnel held captive by Iran, the foreign secretary has said. Margaret Beckett described earlier comments by an Iranian diplomat, who said the group could face legal action, as "unhelpful". Gholamreza Ansari said "legal process" had started but denied reports quoting him saying the group may face trial. A British diplomatic note has been sent to the Iranians. Mrs Beckett said: "I think everyone regrets that this position has arisen. What we want is a way out of it - we want it peacefully and...
  • Iran makes its hostage demands

    03/28/2007 4:23:24 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 348 replies · 2,193+ views
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Iran's foreign minister says Britain must admit that its 15 sailors and marines entered Iranian waters for the standoff to be resolved.
  • U.S. Navy Flexes Muscles in Persian Gulf

    03/27/2007 12:49:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 86 replies · 2,464+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/27/7 | JAMES CALDERWOOD and JIM KRANE
    ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS, (AP) -- American warplanes screamed off two aircraft carriers Tuesday as the U.S. Navy staged its largest show of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, launching a mammoth exercise meant as a message to the Iranians. The maneuvers with 15 warships and more than 100 aircraft were sure to heighten tensions with Iran, which has frequently condemned the U.S. military presence off its coast and is in a faceoff with the West over its nuclear program and its capture of a British naval team. While they would not say...
  • Blair convenes Cobra team as crisis in Iran escalates

    03/25/2007 5:17:55 AM PDT · by Dog · 446 replies · 16,329+ views ^ | 25th March 2007 | BRIAN BRADY
    THE official notification, delivered in secure calls yesterday morning to senior Whitehall figures, was the latest dramatic behind-the-scenes move to get to grips with a crisis that is now engulfing the government. After a day of shadow-boxing with a notoriously slippery regime, Tony Blair is set to up the ante: the plight of the Shatt al-Arab 15 is officially a crisis and he will need the Cobra team to handle it. The clutch of VIPs will gather in an operations room several floors below Downing Street as early as this afternoon to plot an escape from a military spat that...
  • Three Major Terror Busts in Iraq -- Iran, Syria Connections Exposed, Say U.S. Officials

    03/22/2007 3:22:48 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 84 replies · 5,031+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3-22-07 | Brian Ross
    U.S. forces have arrested the two leaders of the network believed responsible for the brazen raid in Karbala by terrorists disguised as Americans, in which five U.S. soldiers were kidnapped and later killed in January, U.S. military officials said today. In operations over the past several days in Basra and Hillah, coalition forces captured Qais Khazali, his brother Laith Khazali and several other members of the Khazali network, a splinter faction of the Mahdi army. Senior U.S. military sources tell ABC News that hard evidence linking the Khazalis to the Karbala raid, including the ID cards of several of the...
  • U.S. spy: Iran training Iraqis to use explosives

    03/01/2007 3:21:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/28/07 | David Morgan
    Iran is training anti-American Iraqi Shi'ites at sites inside Iran and Lebanon in the use of armor-piercing munitions blamed for the deaths of 170 U.S. troops in Iraq, a top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, newly installed U.S. intelligence chief Mike McConnell said it was "probable" that Iranian leaders including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were aware that weapons known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, had been supplied to Iraqi Shi'ites. But he and other senior intelligence officials told a hearing on threats to the United States that al Qaeda remained the...
  • Iraq says 50 percent of bombers arrive via Syria

    02/04/2007 3:54:25 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 618+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 4 2007
    The Iraqi government said on Sunday that half the Sunni Muslim militants behind the bombings shaking the country had arrived through neighbouring Syria. The United States and Iraqi officials have long accused Iraq's neighbours, particularly Syria and Iran, of failing to stop Islamic militants from crossing into Iraq to carry out attacks. U.S. and Iraqi officials say many of the insurgents responsible for the violence are not Iraqis. "We have confirmation that 50 percent of these takfiris and killers who call themselves Arab jihadists come across the Syrian border," Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told Al Arabiya TV, referring to...
  • Iran target of US Gulf military moves, Gates says

    01/15/2007 7:50:07 AM PST · by maquiladora · 17 replies · 822+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Monday January 15, 2007 | Mark Tran and agencies
    Increased US military activity in the Gulf is aimed at Iran's "very negative" behaviour, the Bush administration said today. The defence secretary, Robert Gates, told reporters that the decision to deploy a Patriot missile battalion and a second aircraft carrier to the Gulf in conjunction with a "surge" of troops in Iraq was designed to show Iran that the US was not "overcommitted" in Iraq. Speaking in Brussels after meeting Nato officials, Mr Gates said: "We are simply reaffirming that statement of the importance of the Gulf region to the United States and our determination to be an ongoing strong...
  • US forces turn on Iranians

    01/13/2007 4:51:40 PM PST · by TexKat · 80 replies · 2,901+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | 14/01/2007 | Philip Sherwell
    President George W Bush has ordered US forces to launch a military offensive against Iranian officials and Revolutionary Guards officers behind a support and funding network for anti-American fighters in Iraq. US troops have been authorised to use force to tackle Teheran's agents, who are believed to support both Shia and Sunni fighters Mr Bush signed the clandestine directive after he was given new intelligence on the scale of Iranian operations to foment violence in Iraq. US troops were operating under the new instructions when they raided an Iranian "liaison office" in northern Iraq last week, detaining five men, in...
  • US sends warplanes to Turkey's Incirlik military base

    01/12/2007 10:33:28 AM PST · by Dog · 89 replies · 2,764+ views
    Kuna ^ | Jan 11 2007
    ANKARA, Jan 11 (KUNA) -- U.S. F-16 jet-fighters arrived Thursday in Incirlik Air base in southern Turkish city of Adana after, the first time in three years. According to Local Cihan News Agency, at least 16 F-16 jets joined by early warning system AWACS airplane, as well as tanker airplanes landed here at Incirlik coming from an American base in Germany. An official at the U.S. embassy in Ankara announced that the planes arrived here for purpose of conducting exercises with the Turkish military in line with agreements between the two states. Incirlik base was used as a northern recon...
  • Senators fear Iraq war may spill to Iran, Syria

    01/11/2007 5:13:27 PM PST · by Flavius · 133 replies · 1,944+ views
    reuteurs ^ | Jan 11, 2007 | Arshad Mohammed and David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic and Republican senators voiced strong concern on Thursday that the Iraq war could spread to neighboring Iran and Syria if the U.S. military were to chase militants across the border. President Bush, who accuses Iran and Syria of fomenting the violence in Iraq, on Wednesday proposed sending 21,500 more U.S. troops to try to restore security nearly four years after the U.S.-led invasion. Bush sparked worries that the conflict may widen by his comment that "we'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing...
  • US forces raid Iran official office in Iraq - TVs

    01/11/2007 12:50:03 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 69 replies · 4,598+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 11, 2007
    ARBIL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. forces raided an Iranian government representative's office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil early on Thursday and made a number of arrests, Iraq's state television and a Kurdish station reported. There was no immediate comment on the reports of a U.S. raid in Arbil from the American military.
  • Iran raid 'will be nuclear disaster'

    01/08/2007 4:53:59 PM PST · by Flavius · 29 replies · 1,000+ views
    gulf daily ^ | 9th January 2007 | TARIQ KHONJI
    ENVIRONMENTAL contamination could affect the region if Israel goes ahead with reported plans to attack Iran's uranium enrichment facilities or if there is an earthquake, a Bahraini expert warned yesterday. However, Bahrain University physics professor Dr Waheeb Alnaser said things could be much worse if Israel decides to attack the power plant in Bushehr. He said alleged plans by Israel to attack facilities in Natanz, Arak and near Isfahan would result in limited damage to the environment. This is because neither the weapons that would be used nor the uranium located there is highly active. But Dr Alnaser fears that...
  • When Does Iran's Nuclear Weapon Program Come To A Safe Ending ?

    01/08/2007 5:55:04 AM PST · by IrishMike · 7 replies · 437+ views
    Peace and Freedom ^ | January 7, 2007 | John E. Carey
    Two news reports in two of the world’s most highly respected newspapers caught our eye this morning. Under the headline, “Democrats: Nuclear Iran Unacceptable,” The Jerusalem Post’s Hilary Leila Krieger reported upon her interview with U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland). Krieger joyfully reports on Rep. Hoyer “rejecting assertions that the Democrats would be weaker than the Republicans on Iran.” Hoyer said the Democrats’ position, like that of the Republicans in Congress and the president’s administration, was that preventing a nuclear-armed Iran had to be done firstly through “discussions, negotiations, sanctions.” At the same time, Hoyer said...
  • Oil and the Straits of Hormuz

    12/26/2006 10:05:34 AM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 760+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2006 | Tulin Daloglu
    President Bush has decided to delay publicly outlining his new Iraq strategy until next month. In many ways, the new plan will represent a more difficult decision than the initial call to go to war in Iraq. Even Mr. Bush has been forced to admit that post-Saddam Hussein Iraq has not turned out as expected. Mr. Bush is also buying time for the Iraqi factions -- Sunnis, Shi'ites and Kurds -- to figure out whether they can move closer to agreeing on national reconciliation efforts and trying to create a little space for newly minted Defense Secretary Robert Gates to...
  • Target Iran - Air Strike Options

    12/24/2006 10:06:55 AM PST · by maquiladora · 72 replies · 2,097+ views
    One potential military option that would be available to the United States includes the use of air strikes on Iranian weapons of mass destruction and missile facilities. In all, there are perhaps two dozen suspected nuclear facilities in Iran. The 1000-megawatt nuclear plant Bushehr would likely be the target of such strikes. According to the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, the spent fuel from this facility would be capable of producing 50 to 75 bombs. Also, the suspected nuclear facilities at Natanz and Arak will likely be targets of an air attack. American air strikes on Iran would vastly exceed the...
  • U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran

    12/23/2006 9:03:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 3,207+ views
    U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran 8 minutes ago The U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously imposed sanctions on Iran's trade in sensitive nuclear materials and ballistic missiles, in a move aimed at getting Tehran to halt uranium enrichment work.
  • Ahmadineajd: Israel, US will vanish

    12/20/2006 7:05:19 AM PST · by Alissa · 181 replies · 6,572+ views
    Y NeT News ^ | 12.20.06 | Yaakov Lappin
    Ahmadinejad: Israel, US will vanish / News agencies Ahmadinejad says Israel, US, Britain will vanish – 'this is a divine promise;' Iran demands UN Security Council condemn Israel's nuclear development, place Israel's facilities under inspection
  • Bill Clinton Supports Dialogue With Iran

    12/07/2006 10:58:38 PM PST · by james500 · 50 replies · 861+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | December 7, 2006, 11:59 PM EST | AP guy
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday endorsed the idea of talks with Iran and Syria to help ease the bloodletting in Iraq, saying it would also be in Tehran's interests. Clinton spoke in the Netherlands the day after the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan panel that included senior officials from his administration, proposed engaging the two Middle Eastern countries -- and U.S. foes -- in the search for peace in Iraq.
  • Despite urging by Iraq report, Bush won't talk with Iran, Syria

    12/08/2006 1:32:16 PM PST · by Omega Man II · 13 replies · 412+ views
    08/12/2006 Despite urging by Iraq report, Bush won't talk with Iran, Syria By Akiva Eldar, Mazal Mualem, Shmuel Rosner and Yoav Stern United States President George W. Bush said on Thursday he has no plans to hold talks with Syria and Iran, despite the recommendations of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group report. Bush said that the Americans had made clear their position that they would not hold talks with countries that support terrorist activities. "Countries that participate in talks must not fund terrorism, must help the young democracy survive, must help with the economics of the country," Bush said, during...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia

    11/30/2006 8:19:10 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 207 replies · 6,019+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 30 2006 | JONATHAN KARL AND MARTIN CLANCY
    U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006. This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. "There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval," says a senior official. Iranian-made munitions found in Iraq include advanced IEDs designed to pierce armor and anti-tank weapons....
  • What are the four U.S. Carriers doing in the Gulf?

    11/18/2006 10:15:36 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 224 replies · 6,831+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 18 | Staff
    As the American President George W. Bush steps up threatening rhetoric against Iran to force it suspend its nuclear program, calling for worldwide isolation of Tehran until it “gives up its nuclear ambitions,” experts predict that the coming days would see a much violent step by Washington against the Islamic Republic. What asserts the experts’ fears is the fact that on October 31, two nuclear-powered carriers, the USS Eisenhower and USS Enterprise, arrived in Bahrain, accompanied by their carrier strike groups. And on November 9th, the USS Iwo Jima, and the USS Boxer also arrived. Is President Bush up to...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad Opens Door to Talks If U.S. 'Corrects Behavior'

    11/14/2006 7:31:47 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 125 replies · 3,364+ views ^ | 11/14/2006 | Fox
    Just info yet.
  • Russia, China Won't Back Iran Sanctions(And we continue to trade with the Chicoms & Russkies?)

    11/02/2006 5:54:32 AM PST · by kellynla · 25 replies · 605+ views ^ | Nov 2, 2006 | STEVE GUTTERMAN and EDITH M. LEDERER
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian and China indicated that they will not support a draft U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions on Iran for its refusal to halt its nuclear enrichment program. The comments by Russia's foreign minister and China's U.N. ambassador were the strongest reactions yet to the draft by the two key U.N. Security Council members, and signaled difficult negotiations ahead on the resolution drawn up by Britain, France and Germany. "We cannot support measures that in essence are aimed at isolating Iran from the outside world, including isolating people who are called upon to conduct negotiations on the nuclear...
  • Iran President Ahmadinejad: "I Have a Connection With God.."

    10/19/2006 5:50:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 38 replies · 927+ views
    MEMRI ^ | Oct 19, 2006
    Oct 19, 2006 Iran President Ahmadinejad: 'I Have a Connection With God, Since God Said That the Infidels Will Have No Way to Harm the Believers'; 'We Have [Only] One Step Remaining Before We Attain the Summit of Nuclear Technology'; The West 'Will Not Dare To Attack Us' In an Iftar address to an audience of his supporters, including members of the Union of Islamic Engineers and supporters of the Khat-e Emam,(1) on October 14, 2006, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that he had a connection with God, and promised that Iran would continue to develop nuclear energy, and would...
  • North Korea with Nukes? Iran with Nukes? Is this a good time to have Democrats in Power?

    10/09/2006 2:18:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies · 1,902+ views
    Jim Robinson
    <p>I'm sorry folks, but with the ongoing war in the Middle East and the terrorist states North Korea and Iran threatening to hold the world hostage with nukes, how can any person claiming to be conservative (or even American for that matter) even possibly consider sitting out or voting third party in the coming election?</p>
  • Critical cleric arrested in Iran - reports (Boroujerdi arrested)

    10/08/2006 10:56:58 AM PDT · by oldleft · 122 replies · 4,925+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-08-06 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric who has challenged Iran's system of clerical rule was arrested on Sunday after his supporters clashed with police outside his house in the Iranian capital, Iranian news agencies reported. Ayatollah Mohammad Kazemeini Boroujerdi was detained with several supporters, Iran's student news agency ISNA quoted the deputy governor of Tehran, Abdollah Rowshan, as saying. The Iranian authorities are wary of any challenge, particularly from top clerics, to the system of clerical rule that was established after the 1979 Islamic revolution by revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  • U.S. wins a united front on Iran

    10/03/2006 5:36:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies · 924+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 3, 2006
    U.S. wins a united front on Iran Nicholas Kralev WASHINGTON TIMES October 3,2006 The United States is confident that Russia and China will join it in pushing for U.N. sanctions against Iran if it does not agree to suspend enriching uranium this week, a senior U.S. official said yesterday. R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state for political affairs, also said the U.N. Security Council will insist on a clear answer to its demand that Iran suspend its enrichment activity. A "maybe" will be considered a "no," he said. "For four months now, we've been waiting for an answer," Mr. Burns...
  • How the Atomic Bomb Saved 4,000,000 Lives

    09/25/2006 1:20:44 PM PDT · by pabianice · 91 replies · 9,971+ views
    Omaha World Herald | November, 1987 | Davis
    Invasion Not Found in the History Books Deep in the recesses of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., hidden for nearly four decades lie thousands of pages of yellowing and dusty documents stamped "Top Secret". These documents, now declassified, are the plans for Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan during World War II. Only a few Americans in 1945 were aware of the elaborate plans that had been prepared for the Allied Invasion of the Japanese home islands. Even fewer today are aware of the defenses the Japanese had prepared to counter the invasion had it been launched. Operation Downfall...
  • Bush's October surprise - it's coming

    09/23/2006 11:48:29 AM PDT · by Signalman · 42 replies · 5,032+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | April 11, 2006 | Spengler
    One hears not an encouraging word about US President George W Bush these days, even from Republican loyalists. Yet I believe that Bush will stage the strongest political comeback of any US politician since Abraham Lincoln won re-election in 1864 in the midst of the American Civil War. Two years ago I wrote that Bush would win a second term as president but live to regret it. Iraq's internal collapse and the president's poll numbers bear my forecast out. But Bush's Republicans will triumph in next November's congressional elections for the same reason that Bush beat Democratic challenger John Kerry...
  • Iran army chief: Zionist regime collapsing

    09/22/2006 4:55:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 508+ views
    Ynet ^ | 9/22/06 | Ynet
    The chief of staff of the Iranian army, General Atallah Salhi, said on Friday that Tehran has detected signs that the "Zionist regime" is falling apart. "Over the last few months we saw an offensive by the enemy against the Lebanese people and Hizbullah and we then saw signs that the Zionist regime is collapsing, and now we saw signs that the American leadership is collapsing," he said, warning that Iran can defeat Israel. Salahi spoke during a parade in Tehran to mark "The Holy Defense Week" which marks the start of the Iran-Iraq war. He addressed Israel and the...
  • Why U.S. can't live with a nuclear Iran ~ William C. Martel: The West must face facts --

    09/21/2006 12:11:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 862+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | Thursday, September 21, 2006 | William C. Martel
    MEDFORD, Mass.IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM has displaced Iraq as America's most serious foreign-policy problem. The question is whether we can live with nuclear weapons controlled by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs.President Ahmadinejad said that Iran would not be deprived of its "inalienable right" to develop nuclear power, and does not seek nuclear weapons. Despite these assurances, the ominous conclusion is that Tehran is arguably producing fissile material for nuclear weapons and defying the United Nations Security Council, as recent events suggest:On Aug. 22, Iran refused to allow inspectors from the United Nations' nuclear watchdog group, the International Atomic Energy...
  • Bill Clinton: U.S. should talk to Iran (maybe we could send Albright over?)

    09/21/2006 9:14:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 32 replies · 1,102+ views
    Former President Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should try talking to Iran about its nuclear weapons ambitions without imposing a lot of conditions. "If you think you might have trouble with somebody, and God forbid if you think it could lead to a military confrontation, then there needs to be the maximum amount of contact beforehand," Clinton said in an interview with NBC's "Today" show. The Bush administration has refused to hold direct talks with Iran until it agrees to suspend enrichment of uranium, which the U.S. fears will be used to build nuclear weapons. "The United States should not...
  • Claim of US Preparation to Attack Iran

    09/19/2006 4:18:21 AM PDT · by Flavius · 41 replies · 1,045+ views
    zaman ^ | 09.19.2006 Tuesday | By Foreign News Desk
    Time magazine reported that the U.S. is hypothetically preparing for an armed conflict with Iran. The magazine asserted that the U.S. Army is preparing an air strike plan of 1,500 targets. Based on information received from U.S. military authorities, Time magazine reported the Pentagon’s war plan prepared specifically for attacks to be waged against Iran. While continuing its diplomatic efforts to ensure the imposition of sanctions against Iran, the U.S. is also making preparations for a probable military intervention. Time also wrote that the Army had been asked to be fully prepared by October 1, while the Pentagon continues works...
  • New Iran nuke plant in 2007

    09/18/2006 11:19:20 AM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 336+ views
    ndtv ^ | September 18, 2006 | ndtv
    A Russian-built nuclear plant in Iran will be commissioned in the autumn of 2007. Russian Federal Nuclear Agency chief Sergei Kiriyenko told reporters in Vienna that the "physical launch" of the nuclear reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant would take place in September 2007. The plant would come online in November 2007, the Interfax news agency reported. The United States has long objected to Russia's $800 million deal to build the Bushehr plant, saying it could be used by Iran to produce fissionable material for weapons. Russia eventually worked out a deal with Iran for all the plant's spent fuel...
  • Iraq al-Qaida says pope, West are doomed

    09/18/2006 7:40:35 AM PDT · by freespirited · 52 replies · 1,171+ views
    AP ^ | 9/18/06 | ANNA JOHNSON
    CAIRO, Egypt — An al-Qaida-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters returned to the streets across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence. ADVERTISEMENT The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the...
  • Chirac says Iran should not be referred to Security Council during talks

    09/18/2006 3:33:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 70 replies · 2,299+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | 9/18/06 | Mainichi Daily News
    PARIS-French President Jacques Chirac suggested Monday that the international community renounce referring Iran to the U.N. Security Council during nuclear talks-and that Iran, in return, suspend uranium enrichment. "I don't believe in a solution without dialogue," Chirac said on Europe-1 radio, suggesting that the international community suspend the threat of U.N. sanctions in exchange for Iran's suspension of enrichment during negotiations. "I am not pessimistic," Chirac said. "I think that Iran is a great nation, an old culture, an old civilization, and that we can find solutions through dialogue." He suggested that, firstly an agenda for talks be set forth...