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  • Arab League warns of Jerusalem ‘red line’

    11/03/2014 2:38:16 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    The Times of Isael ^ | 11/03/2014 | AFP
    CAIRO — The Arab League warned Sunday that Israel has reached a “red line” after fresh clashes in Jerusalem, urging international pressure to stop what it branded “violations” in the holy city. Clashes around the flashpoint Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa Mosque compound — the third holiest site in Islam and Judaism’s holiest — prompted Israel on Thursday to close the site for a day. The Temple Mount and adjacent neighborhoods have seen months of violence, with the mosque compound a rallying point for Palestinian resistance to perceived Jewish attempts to take control of it...
  • Iran calls to destroy nuclear capacities of US, Israel

    05/26/2014 2:34:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 26, 2014, 3:49 am | BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF
    Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan said Sunday that discussion about the destruction of the United States’s and Israel’s nuclear weapons capabilities should immediately follow current talks with the international community on Iran’s nuclear program. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! “We ask our nuclear negotiators to focus their utmost efforts on the complete annihilation of the Zionist regime’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as the biggest danger posed to the region and world security as well as the US nuclear disarmament based on paragraph 6 of the...

    05/21/2014 9:57:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 05/21/2014 | By LOUISE WATT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    SHANGHAI (AP) — China signed a landmark deal Wednesday to buy Russian natural gas worth about $400 billion, giving a boost to diplomatically isolated President Vladimir Putin and expanding Moscow's ties with Asia. Price negotiations on the 30-year deal continued into the final hours of a two-day visit by Putin to China, during which both sides had said they hoped to sign an agreement. Putin was in Shanghai for an Asian security conference where China's president called for a new model of Asian security cooperation based on a regional group that includes Russia and Iran and excludes the United States....
  • The East is red again: Vladimir Putin turns to China for new alliance with Russia’s biggest…

    05/20/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:30 EST, 20 May 2014 | Jill Reilly
    Amid a bitter crisis in relations with the West over Ukraine, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has turned to China to form a new alliance. Putin, who called Russia’s biggest neighbor his “reliable friend”, is in Shanghai to agree on a widely anticipated multibillion-dollar natural gas sale. A deal would give Moscow an economic and political boost at a time of Western sanctions, although China has been warned by the US to avoid taking steps that might offset the ban. …
  • Germany warns of war in Europe

    04/14/2014 12:11:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 14 Apr 2014 15:23 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Germany warned of war in Europe on Monday, with vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel stating the continent was being “dragged” into a “smoldering conflict” with Russia over Ukraine. Gabriel—at an event commemorating World War I with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls—warned of resurgent nationalist forces both within Europe and “in its neighborhood”. He said that good news several months ago from Ukraine—including an end to bloody violence against protesters—had since given way to “an ongoing military confrontation” and the realization that “Russia is apparently willing to let tanks cross European borders.” …
  • White House adviser consulted Israeli officials on Iran deal

    12/16/2013 3:05:47 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 29 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 21 hours ago | By Steve Holland, Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice played host to a series of meetings with Israeli officials last week to try to gain their support for an interim deal with Iran aimed at containing Tehran's nuclear program. The meetings, announced in a White House statement on Sunday, arose from talks between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month as the United States tried to persuade a skeptical Israel to support the Iran deal. Israel doubts whether Iran will actually give up a nuclear program that the West believes is aimed at developing...
  • Iran Refuses to Recognize Israel at U.N.

    12/06/2013 2:38:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies ^ | 12/6/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iran publicly refused to recognize “the Israeli regime” during a full meeting on Thursday of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The move appeared to stun not a single onlooker at the United Nations, but prompted a sharp response from Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. During the opening moments of the 68th UNGA’s 60th plenary meeting, Iran’s representative took the floor to reiterate her country’s distaste for the Jewish state. The UNGA meeting was held to mark a procedural—and typically uneventful—vote in which nations meet to approve the credentials of various U.N. member states. While Iran, like every other nation,...
  • Obama defends Iran deal at Hanukkah celebration

    12/06/2013 10:53:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 12/6/13 | AFP
    "For the first time in a decade we have halted progress of Iran's nuclear program," Obama said. "Key parts of the program will be rolled back even though the toughest of our sanctions remain in place.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Worst News Since Hitler Appeasement

    11/25/2013 4:21:50 PM PST · by raptor22 · 76 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Iran: The nuclear deal with Tehran is right out of the Neville Chamberlain appeasement playbook. A straight line can be drawn from President Obama's 2009 overture to Islamists and this historic misjudgment. The Great Appeaser, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, is best known for his September 1938 "peace for our time" speech hailing the Munich Agreement. But six months later, even after Kristallnacht and just after the Munich-breaking Czechoslovakia occupation, he was still denying reality. "I hoped in going to Munich to find out by personal contact what was in Herr Hitler's mind," Chamberlain said in March 1939, quoting the...
  • Israel Fails to Move Russia on Iran Nuclear Talks

    11/21/2013 1:49:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies ^ | November 21, 2013 | James Brooke
    MOSCOW — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Moscow on Thursday after failing in a last minute attempt to move Russian President Vladimir Putin away from backing a Iranian nuclear deal taking shape in Geneva. After four hours of talks in Moscow, Russia’s leader told reporters, “We, in Russia, have an optimistic view on the Iranian nuclear problem." The Israeli leader faced an uphill battle in Moscow. Russia is a northern neighbor of Iran and is known for sitting on the fence about Iran’s nuclear program. On Monday, Putin talked by telephone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Afterwards, a Kremlin...
  • Preparing for a nuclear Iran: Russia replaces America in The Middle-East

    11/19/2013 2:30:39 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 6 replies
    osnetdaily ^ | 11/12/2013 | N/A
    The tectonic shifts observed in the Middle East following Obama’s Syria debacle appear to be increasingly harder to conceal: Not only has the US Navy withdrew most of its ships from the region, but the Russian navy is now massively present in its stead. The rapid pace of the Russian drive into the region it has lost in 1973 to the Americans may arouse suspicions of a rigged game between the super powers, of Russia replacing America in the Middle East while America relocates its naval assets to the pacific ocean vs. China- or it simply could be an integral...
  • TV Ad Warns: 'Obama's March to War'

    11/14/2013 1:38:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | 11/14/2013 | Ari Yashar
    Concerns over US President Barack Obama's push to reach a potentially disastrous deal with Iran on its nuclear weapons program led the Washington-based Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) to release a one-minute TV ad Thursday entitled "Obama's March to War."
  • Consistent Biblical Futurism (Part 13)

    10/06/2013 12:22:46 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 10/6/2013 | Dr. Thomas Ice
    In this final installment of looking at a supposed Psalm 83 war, that would precede the campaign of Gog and Magog, I have attempted to demonstrate that such a view has more in common with a historicist interpretative approach than with the futurist system that those holding this view claim to hold theoretically. If this is a prophecy, then it most surely would be fulfilled in conjunction with the Campaign of Armageddon, since I demonstrated in the last installment the overwhelming evidence from some prophetic books that most of the nations listed in Psalm 83 will be judged at that...
  • America's Top Military Chief to Visit Israel Next Week

    08/07/2013 11:15:09 AM PDT · by Lera · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/13 | Ari Soffer
    The top US military officer is scheduled to arrive in Israel and Jordan next week, in a visit which will focus in part on Iran and the war in Syria, the US military said Wednesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will meet in Israel with his counterpart, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, to discuss advances in Iran's nuclear program, which Israel regards as an existential threat, given the Islamic regime's declared ambition of destroying the Jewish State, and continued support for anti-Israel terrorist groups. "In Israel, the chairman expects to discuss the United States'...
  • Israel threatens to strike Russia’s shipments of missiles to Syria

    05/28/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 210 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 28 2013 | Josef Federman
    <p>JERUSALEM—Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday signalled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow.</p> <p>Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defence missiles.</p>
  • Jewish leader raps US for taking aircraft carrier out of Gulf

    02/17/2013 10:29:39 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 22 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | February 17, 2013, 3:06 pm | By David Horovitz
    Iran could see move as ‘a diminution’ of the American commitment to keep all options on the table, warns Malcolm Hoenlein in an unusually robust critique A top American Jewish leader on Sunday criticized the Obama administration for cutting its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf region from two carriers to one. He said the move sent entirely the wrong message to Iran about America’s commitment to keep all options, including the military option, on the table in the struggle to thwart Tehran’s nuclear drive. “I’m personally very disturbed by the withdrawal [of one of the US's two aircraft...
  • Obama to Tell Netanyahu: No Surprise Attack on Iran

    02/10/2013 11:52:17 PM PST · by Bobalu · 35 replies ^ | 2/11/2013, 8:56 AM | Gil Ronen
    One of the goals of U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel is to deliver a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, not to carry out any "military surprises" against Iran while the U.S. in engaged in negotiations with it.
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran already a nuclear state, but has no intention of launching attack on Israel

    02/06/2013 6:41:39 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 15 replies
    Haaretz via Drudge ^ | Feb.06, 2013 | 11:43 AM | 34 | By Jack Khoury
    In interview with Al-Ahram on eve of Islamic Summit Conference in Cairo, Iranian president also says his country opposes outside intervention in Syria. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that while Iran is already a nuclear state, it has no intention of attacking Israel. Ahmadinejad was interviewed on the eve of his visit to Cairo, where he will attend the 12th Islamic Summit Conference, due to open there on Wednesday. To get the latest updates on Israel, Iran and the Middle East, subscribe now to Haaretz for only $1 for the first month Before his trip, he gave a long interview...
  • Ahmadinejad: Muslims should mobilize resources to uproot Zionism

    01/27/2013 7:40:49 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 11 replies
    IRNA via Drudge ^ | Publish Date : 08/11/1391 - 16:11 | Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1055677
    Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that all Muslims should mobilize their resources to uproot Zionism. He made the remarks in his speech to the 26th international conference on Islamic Unity. He said that the prime goal of the Muslims should be terminating the issue of Zionism. ''World Muslims should forge unity in their struggle with bullying powers and by the time that the Zionist usurpers commit crimes through occupation and vandalism. It is not advisable to sit idle and take no action.'' Elsewhere in his speech, he said that it is not possible to...
  • 'Khartoum allowing Iran to establish Red Sea base'

    12/11/2012 11:16:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies ^ | 12/11/2012 04:43 | By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    Sudanese rebel groups say Khartoum reaching secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base. Photo: Davoud Poorsehat/Reuters Sudanese opposition groups accused Khartoum this week of reaching a secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base on the Red Sea.Anti-government newspaper Hurriyat Sudan cited an unnamed opposition source on Monday as saying that the Sudanese government had struck a deal with Iran for building a base on the Sudanese coast. Related: IRGC leaders opposed to bilateral talks with US Egypt's Morsi imposes martial law for referendum Meanwhile, Sudanese rebel group The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said...
  • Iran’s Gazan Proxy War

    11/28/2012 12:52:51 PM PST · by Mr. Doctor · 6 replies
    The Energy Tribune ^ | Peter Glover
    While the Israeli-Hamas cease-fire holds and the TV pundits argue over who initiated the recent Gazan spat, the evidence for an Iran instigated proxy war is overwhelming. Iran’s fingerprints are all over Hamas’ weaponry. For Iran, it’s essential, in the face of a potential ‘nuclear’ showdown, that Israel remains occupied on its border with Teheran’s proxies: Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. It’s a strategy confirmed by the Arab worlds’ most-read newspaper. The long-range rockets currently being fired towards Tel Aviv are Iranian-manufactured Fajr 5 missiles. The IDF (Israeli Defence Force) website cites Sudan as assisting in the transit of these weapons....
  • Sudan: Israel is 'Legitimate Target' Now

    10/27/2012 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    Sudan's Information Minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, has warned that his country would take "resolute steps" against Israeli interests following the bombing of an ammunitions factory in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. Osman told the BBC that his country now sees Israeli interests as legitimate targets for attack. He said that Sudan possesses proof that Israel is behind the attack on the Yarmouk weapons factory, and said that experts who combed the location of the blast sound evidence that Israeli arms were used to destroy it. Australia's ABC News quoted the minister as saying: "We have to reply because this is too much....
  • Netanyahu: 'I Don't Know of Iran-U.S. Contacts' (video)

    10/21/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/21/12 | Arutz 7
    Video of the Prime Minister's comments at link.
  • Iran could launch pre-emptive Israel strike-commander

    09/23/2012 3:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23, 2012 | Zahra Hosseinian and Rania El Gamal
    Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state was preparing to attack it, a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made the comments to Iran's state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television. "Iran will not start any war but it could launch a pre-emptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it," Al-Alam said, paraphrasing the military commander. Hajizadeh said any attack on Iranian soil could trigger "World...
  • And the Reason Is...

    08/18/2012 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Begona's Hope ^ | 8/18/2012 | BegonaB
    Most people agree that in the battle of Gog and Magog a confederacy of Islamic nations will attack Israel. There are some arguments about it, but again the majority of scholars seem to believe that this confederacy will be led by Russia. My question was, why would Russia want to attack Israel? Why would it ally itself with Islam? It just didn’t make much sense to me. In 2009 the Tamar natural gas field was discovered some 50 miles off Haifa’s coast, well within Israeli waters. With an estimated 250 billion cubic meters, it is large enough to meet all...
  • Israel Assured U.S. will Join War on Its Side – Report

    08/13/2012 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel has received assurances from the administration of Barack Obama, as well as the camp of Republican presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, that the United States will join a war against Iran on Israel's side, if such a war breaks out. The daily newspaper Maariv reported Monday that the assurances were delivered in secret messages to senior officials in the bureau of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, from officials close to Obama and from Romney political advisors as well as Republicans who served in senior roles in former administrations and are expected to serve in important roles again if Romney is elected....
  • Ahmadinejad: World forces must annihilate Israel

    08/02/2012 12:41:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 2, 2012 | JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    n a speech published on his website Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the ultimate goal of world forces must be the annihilation of Israel. Speaking to ambassadors from Islamic countries ahead of 'Qods Day' ('Jerusalem Day'), an annual Iranian anti-Zionist event established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini and which falls this year on August 17, Ahmadinejad said that a "horrible Zionist current" had been managing world affairs for "about 400 years." Repeating traditional anti-Semitic slurs, the Iranian president accused "Zionists" of controlling the world's media and financial systems. It was Zionists, he said, who were “behind the scene of...
  • Black Sea Fleet ships ready to go to Syrian coast – General Staff (Pooty-Poot Russia)

    06/18/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 23 replies
    ITAR-TASS via Drudge ^ | 22:55 15/06/2012 | Itar-Tass via Drudge
    MOSCOW, June 15 (Itar-Tass) —— A number of warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are prepared to go to Syria, the Russian General Staff told Itar-Tass on Friday. “The Mediterranean Sea is a zone of the Black Sea Fleet responsibility. Hence, warships may go there in the case it is necessary to protect the Russian logistics base in Tartous, Syria,” it said. “Several warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, including large landing ships with marines aboard, are fully prepared to go on the voyage,” he said. The Cesar Kunikov large landing ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet,...
  • The Roles of Syria and Egypt in the Ezekiel 38 War (Arab Spring) (Dispensational Caucus)

    06/06/2012 2:54:59 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 10 replies
    John Ankerberg Show (videos hosted at ministries) ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | John Ankerberg / Jimmy DeYoung
  • Putin to meet Iran's Ahmadinejad in China: Kremlin

    06/04/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 2, 2012 | AFP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of a summit in Beijing next week as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear drive, a Kremlin official said. "Meeting Ahmadinejad will let Putin personally feel the tension around the Iranian issue and how it is perceived in Tehran," Kremlin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters last week in comments that were embargoed for release until Sunday. Putin and Ahmadinejad agreed to meet over the phone and the initiative came "from both sides," Ushakov said. The meeting will come as Russia prepares to host the latest...
  • Russia warns Israel not to attack Iran

    02/22/2012 1:41:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | Alexei Anishchuk
    (Reuters) - Russia warned Israel on Wednesday that attacking Iran would be a disastrous and played down the failure of a U.N. nuclear agency mission to Tehran, saying there is still a chance for new talks over the Iranian atomic program. "Of course any possible military scenario against Iran will be catastrophic for the region and for the whole system of international relations," Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told a news conference. It was one of Russia's starkest warnings against resorting to force, an option Israel and the United States have not ruled out if they conclude that diplomacy and...
  • Report: Israel Preparing For Nuclear Iran Within A Year

    01/10/2012 4:49:59 AM PST · by edpc · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 10 Jan 2011 | Haaretz
    Israel is preparing for an Iran with nuclear capabilities within the next 12 months, according to a report by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), an Israeli think tank. The U.K. daily Times newspaper published extracts of the report by the Tel Aviv University institute on Monday, according to an AFP report. The INSS was asked to prepare possible scenarios in case Iran carries out nuclear weapons tests by security, intelligence and diplomatic officials, AFP reported the Times as saying.
  • Report: Russia delivers anti-ship missiles to Syria

    12/01/2011 3:57:45 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 17 replies
    JPost via Drudge ^ | 12/01/2011 21:43 | By REUTERS
    Missiles that "allow coverage of entire Syrian coastline" reportedly delivered in accordance with 2007 contract. MOSCOW - Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, the Interfax news agency cited an unnamed military source as saying on Thursday, days after a United Nations commission of inquiry called for an arms embargo on Damascus. Economic and diplomatic pressure has isolated Syrian President Bashar Assad following a nine-month government crackdown against protesters in unrest the United Nations says has killed more than 4,000 people. RELATED: US Treasury, Arab League and EU sanction Syria Arab League sanctions fail to stop Syrian violence Moscow...
  • Report: Israel sends 2 warships to Egyptian border

    08/30/2011 8:37:54 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 12 replies
    via DRUDGE ^ | 8/30/2011 | ynetnews
    Military sources tell AP Israeli Navy dispatched two additional warships to maritime border with Egypt following intelligence indicating viable terror threat.
  • Russia to denounce Israel for Gaza-bound convoy at Security Council

    06/08/2010 5:58:18 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 14 replies · 52+ views
    Voice of Russia ^ | Jun 8, 2010 14:20 Moscow Time | Voice of Russia
    Russia condemns Israel for its recent military operation against the Gaza-bound humanitarian aid convoy and will make this clear at the UN Security Council. This came in a statement by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin when he spoke at a news conference following his talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan in Istanbul. The city is playing host to the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia. Putin offered condolences over victims among Turkish human rights activists. He said he especially deplored the fact that the attack was mounted in neutral waters. The Russian Prime Minister added that he...
  • Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant to open in 2010

    01/21/2010 10:15:04 AM PST · by BCW · 8 replies · 456+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | 21 JAN 2010 | Not Given
    Iran's first nuclear power plant will be operating by mid-2011, Iranian and Russian officials say. The Bushehr plant was begun in 1974 and abandoned five years later. Russia took over building work in the 1990s, but it has been beset with delays. Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted the head of Iran's atomic agency as saying that the plant had passed most tests successfully.
  • Iran’s Worst Enemy (Is Israel too obsessed with Iran?)

    12/14/2009 2:46:00 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 19 replies · 1,010+ views
    Newsweek via MSNBC.Com ^ | Published Dec 12, 2009 From the magazine issue dated Dec 21, 2009 | By Ronen Bergman | NEWSWEEK
    Even among Israel's tough security chiefs, Meir Dagan has always been known for his raw nerve. As a military trainee he would wander around the base during his off hours flinging a knife at trees and telephone poles like a circus entertainer, one fellow soldier recalls. He earned one of his first decorations as a young commando in Gaza, for snatching a live grenade from the hands of an enemy fighter. Long-haired and confident, Dagan would sometimes bring his pet Doberman, Paco, along on raids. His propensity for solving problems by force continued even after he retired from the military....
  • 'Kayhan': 'Turkey's Place is Alongside Iran'...

    02/18/2009 2:33:12 PM PST · by Squidpup · 3 replies · 475+ views
    MEMRI ^ | February 17, 2009 | MEMRI
    'Kayhan': 'Turkey's Place is Alongside Iran'; The Turkish Muslim Brotherhood Model Is Influenced By, and Supportive of, The Iranian Islamic Model Iranian leaders and the Iranian media have lately been stressing the need for tighter relations with Islamic Turkey, and even for forming a strategic alliance with it, as part of the regional and global confrontation between Islam and the West. These statements have taken on greater significance since the recent Gaza war, which revealed that two camps exist in the Middle East - the Iranian axis (comprising Iran, Syria, Qatar, Hizbullah and Hamas) and the Saudi-Egyptian camp - and...
  • Russia opposes new Iran sanctions

    09/20/2008 11:16:35 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 6 replies · 189+ views ^ | Sep 20, 2008 15:52 | Updated Sep 20, 2008 15:58 | AP via
    <p>Russia made clear Saturday that it opposes a Western push for new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.</p> <p>Russia spoke out against a fourth round of UN sanctions against Teheran at a meeting of the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany in Washington on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said.</p>
  • Russia's Lavrov meets with HAMAS leaders to restore "Arab unity"

    03/20/2008 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 111+ views ^ | 03/20/08
    DAMASCUS, March 20 (Itar-Tass) - Russia is making contacts with HAMAS to restore Arab unity and move HAMAS toward a common Arab platform, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Thursday, noting that he met with the HAMAS leadership in Damascus on Wednesday. "We're making contacts with the purpose of helping restore Arab unity, with the view of moving HAMAS toward a common Arab platform, and with the purpose of implementing the "road map," he said. "The necessity to restore Palestinians' unity is comprehended by an increasing number of countries, including those who earlier called for isolating HAMAS. We observe...
  • Iran to get missile system from Russia: report

    12/26/2007 9:12:37 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 30 replies · 263+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 12/26/2007 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Russia has agreed to sell an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran, Iran's defense minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a report likely to irritate the United States. S-300 missiles are longer-ranging than the TOR-M1 surface-to-air missiles which Russia, in a deal criticized by the West, earlier this year said it had delivered to the Islamic Republic under a $1 billion contract. Iran is under U.N. sanctions over its refusal to halt sensitive atomic work that Western powers suspect it wants to master so that it can build nuclear bombs, but they do not ban conventional...
  • Iran says it can fire 11,000 rockets in a minute

    10/20/2007 10:06:43 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 45 replies · 82+ views
    AP via MSNBC.Com ^ | Updated: 5:46 a.m. PT Oct 20, 2007 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran is capable of firing 11,000 rockets into enemy bases within the first minute after any possible attack, state-run television quoted a top Revolutionary Guards Corps commander as saying Saturday. Gen. Mahmoud Chaharbaghi, the missile commander of the Guards, said Iran has identified all enemy positions and was prepared to respond in less than a minute to any possible attack. "Enemy bases and positions have been identified. ... The Guards ground force will fire 11,000 rockets into identified enemy positions within the first minute of any aggression against the Iranian territory," the television quoted Chaharbaghi as saying.
  • Israel Warns World War III May be Biblical War of Gog and Magog

    10/18/2007 12:55:01 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 290 replies · 587+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6 Cheshvan 5768, October 18, '07 | by Ezra HaLevi
    ( US President George W. Bush said a nuclear Iran would mean World War III. Israeli newscasts featured Gog & Magog maps of the likely alignment of nations in that potential conflict. Channel 2 and Channel 10 TV showed the world map, sketching the basic alignment of the two opposing axes in a coming world war, in a manner evoking associations of the Gog and Magog prophecy for many viewers. The prophecy of Gog and Magog refers to a great world war centered on the Holy Land and Jerusalem and first appears in the book of Yechezkel (Ezekiel). On one...
  • Iran: Russia made nuclear proposal

    10/17/2007 6:43:47 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 6 replies · 31+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/17/2007 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer
    TEHRAN, Iran - Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unspecified proposal about Iran's nuclear program at a private meeting with the country's supreme leader during a brief trip to Tehran, Iran's state news agency said Wednesday. Russian officials could not immediately be reached to verify the report and the Iranian news agency provided no details on what Putin had proposed. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all government matters, said Iran will give Putin's proposal serious thought before giving a response, the news agency said. "We will ponder your words and proposal," IRNA quoted Khamenei as saying....
  • Putin warns US against attacking Iran

    10/16/2007 10:09:13 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies · 121+ views
    yahoo ^ | today | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV,
    By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 9 minutes ago Russian leader Vladimir Putin met his Iranian counterpart Tuesday and implicitly warned the U.S. not to use a former Soviet republic to stage an attack on Iran. He also said countries bordering the Caspian Sea must jointly back any oil pipeline projects in the region. At a summit of the five nations that border the inland Caspian Sea, Putin said none of the nations' territory should be used by any outside countries for use of military force against any nation in the region. It was a clear reference to...
  • Ahmadinejad unveils world without Israel

    09/26/2007 6:27:21 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 76 replies · 160+ views ^ | Sep 25, 2007 23:23 | Updated Sep 26, 2007 12:13 | By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to unveil a vision of a world without Israel, in which America and Europe would be freed of what he said was Zionist oppression. Culminating a concerted assault on what he described as the injustices and oppressions practiced by the "big powers" since World War II, he said that the ungodly era of lewdness and violence was coming to a close and that "the age of monotheism has commenced." The world was "nearing the sunset of the time of empires," he said, and urged the...
  • James Dobson's Focus on the Family and...Eschatology?

    09/12/2007 9:05:47 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 159 replies · 1,147+ views
    Triablogue ^ | September 11, 2007 | Gene Bridges
    Today as I drove my Mom home from her dental appointment, we listened to Focus on the Family. All this week, FoF is focusing on "Radical Islam and the Family." I'd like to make a few observations. 1. Granted, we only caught the last fifteen minutes, but at no point was there any discussion of "the family and Islam," unless by this, one means something like, "Radical Islam wants to overthrow America and we should support the Iraq War." 2. Most, if not all, of the broadcast focused on Joel Rosenberg's bestseller Epicenter. 3. Consequently, we were treated to a...
  • Russian Navy Eyes Syrian Bases to Expand Mideast Presence (Iran & Lebanon too)

    08/13/2007 9:40:50 AM PDT · by hardback · 9 replies · 890+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 8/15/7 | Bill Gertz
    Russian Navy eyes Syria bases to expand Mideast presence MOSCOW — Russia plans to expand its naval presence in the Middle East, starting in Syria. Officials said the Russian Navy has been pressing Moscow's allies to expand basing and anchoring rights. They said the navy has sought to establish a permanent naval presence that would include such countries as Algeria, Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen__ Full Text, Subscribers --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Iranian video game rescues nuke scientist

    07/16/2007 2:31:40 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 15 replies · 1,049+ views
    AP via MSNBC.Com ^ | 07/16/2007 | By Ali Akbar Dareini
    Creators describe game as response to U.S. company's 'Assault on Iran' TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian hard-line student group unveiled a new video game Monday that simulates an attempt to rescue two Iranian nuclear experts kidnapped by the U.S. military and held in Iraq and Israel. The "Rescue the Nuke Scientist" video game, designed by the Union of Students Islamic Association, was described by its creators as a response to a U.S.-based company's "Assault on Iran" game, which depicts an American attack on an Iranian nuclear facility. "This is our defense against the enemy's cultural onslaught," Mohammad Taqi Fakhrian, a...
  • Dead Russian reporter was investigating arms sales to Iran, Syria

    03/06/2007 5:58:25 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 47 replies · 1,120+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Tue Mar 6, 3:13 PM ET | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian reporter who died after falling out of a window was investigating sales of weapons by Russia to Syria and Iran, his newspaper Kommersant said Tuesday. Ivan Safronov had told his newspaper that he had "received information" about the sale of Sukhoi-34 fighter jets to Syria and S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran via Belarus. The business daily said the arms were being sold "via Belarus to avoid the west accusing Russia of arming rogue states". Safronov, a former colonel, specialised in writing about the army and space. Russian prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation into the...