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  • Iranian Alert - September 3, 2005 - Khamenei calls for broader jihad says U.S. losing strength

    09/04/2005 2:12:11 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 25 replies · 1,682+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/3/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iran Focus Tehran, Iran, Sep. 04 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the jihad against Israel must continue and be strengthened, Iran’s semi-official daily Jomhouri Islami reported on Sunday. “The only way to fight the Zionist enemy is to continue and increase resistance and jihad”, Ayatollah Khamenei said at a meeting on Saturday with secretary general of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, Ramadan Abdullah, the hard-line daily Jomhouri Islami wrote. Iran’s official policy is to call for the annihilation of the Jewish state. The country’s clerical rulers have been strongly opposed to Palestinian President...
  • Iranian Alert - September 2, 2005 - U.S., Europe Must Forge Broader Alliance, Says State's Fried

    09/03/2005 10:24:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 953+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.2.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story U.S., Europe Must Forge Broader Alliance, Says State's Fried The Washington File, Embassy of the U.S., London: America and Europe must work together to support democratic development throughout the broader Middle East, just as they supported the democratic aspirations of pro-democracy movements in central and Eastern Europe, says the State Department’s Daniel Fried. Speaking in Paris September 1, the day after attending a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Solidarity in Gdansk, Poland, Fried said the Polish people “achieved democracy through their own efforts, but they had support from abroad,” including from Western...
  • Iranian Alert - September 1, 2005 - Iranian President Gets Terror Law Exception

    09/01/2005 10:51:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,429+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.1.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian President Gets Terror Law Exception An Excerpt: World News Tonight, ABC News:State Department says Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a terrorist, but will grant him a visa anyway, ABC News has learned. The State Department has issued a legal finding that Ahmadinejad is ineligible for a U.S. visa because of section 212(a)3(b) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which says anyone with terrorist ties cannot be granted a visa. But U.S. officials have decided to waive section 212, so that Ahmadinejad can get a limited visa to attend the United Nations General Assembly, which begins...
  • Iranian Alert - August 31, 2005 - See no evil?

    08/31/2005 8:14:34 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,361+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.31.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story See no evil? (Washington, D.C.): The leaking earlier this month of a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) projection that Iran is a decade away from obtaining nuclear weapons - doubling previous official estimates - is, in some ways, more ominous than would have been a finding that the mullahs are about to get "the Bomb." After all, the latter would be no surprise, given the considerable evidence (albeit, much of it circumstantial) that has accumulated about Tehran's intentions and activities in this area. By contrast, the pollyanish assessment not only seems wildly out of touch with such...
  • Iranian Alert - August 30, 2005 - A Clash of Civilizations: Iran's plan for the Middle East.

    08/30/2005 9:49:25 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,258+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.30.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A Clash of Civilizations An Excerpt: Amir Taheri, Newsweek International:Eight years ago a pirated translation of Samuel Huntington's celebrated essay "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order" appeared in Tehran. The publisher received an order for 1,000 copies, half the print run. "We wondered who wanted them," recalls Mustafa Tunkaboni, who marketed the book. The answer came when a military truck belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps arrived to pick up the books. Among the officers who received a copy was Yahya Safavi, now a general and commander in chief of...
  • Iranian Alert - August 29, 2005 - Iranian Judges to carry weapons after series of attacks

    08/28/2005 4:26:51 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 902+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8/29/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story BBC Iranian judges have been given approval to carry guns and to use them if they feel threatened after a judge was shot in an attack in Tehran, officials say. Mohammed Reza Aghazadeh was shot outside his home in the capital, sustaining injuries to his eye. The incident comes less than a month after another judge was killed by a gunman on a motorcycle in Tehran. Hassan Moghaddas was a prominent judge who was involved in a number of high-profile political cases involving human rights or freedom of speech and who had jailed a number of...
  • Iranian Alert - August 28, 2005 - Drone crashes in Iran

    08/28/2005 3:23:54 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,180+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.28.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Drone crashes in IranAn unmanned single-engined plane has crashed in a mountainous area of western Iran and the wreckage has been recovered by the Iranian armed forces. It was not clear if the plane was Iranian or foreign, although the influential Kayhan newspaper pointed out that "usually these sort of planes are used for spying on other countries". The reports quoted Ali Asgar Ahmadi, deputy head of security in the interior ministry, as saying the plane went down on Thursday in the Alashtar mountains near the city of Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province, 350 kilometres...
  • Iranian Alert - August 27, 2005 - 'Iran had designed N-capable cruise missiles'

    08/27/2005 9:35:17 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,209+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.27.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story 'Iran had designed N-capable cruise missiles' LONDON, August 27 (IranMania) - A prominent Iranian dissident on Friday claimed Tehran had mastered the design of nuclear capable cruise missiles secretly sold to the Islamic Republic by Ukraine and was on the verge of producing copies.Alireza Jafarzadeh said the 12 weapons were now in the hands of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, and also fired off new claims about the corps' past links with disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan, according to AFP.His charges, made at a press conference in Washington, coincided with a spike in tensions in the...
  • Iranian Alert - August 26, 2005 - Heads Up!! The worst is about to happen

    08/27/2005 12:43:32 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 27 replies · 2,605+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.26.2005 | DoctorZin
    Heads Up!! The worst is about to happen Alan Peters: The name “Alan Peters” is a nom de plume for a writer who was for many years involved in intelligence and security matters in Iran. He had significant access inside Iran at high levels during the rule of the Shah, until early 1979. The news item below hidden among so many other stories, fails to call enough attention to perhaps the very worst that could happen seemingly to be about to happen. Oil might soon no longer be linked to the US Dollar and move to the Euro. As...
  • Iranian Alert - August 25, 2005 - EU powers still want Iran nuclear talks - France

    08/26/2005 9:57:15 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,113+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.25.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU powers still want Iran nuclear talks - France By Paul CarrelPARIS (Reuters) - European powers are still keen to talk to Iran about its sensitive nuclear programme despite calling off an Aug 31. negotiating meeting, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on Wednesday.Britain, France and Germany have called off next week's negotiations on proposals they made to Iran earlier this month because Tehran has resumed some nuclear work in breach of a promise to freeze it while talks lasted, France said on Tuesday.Douste-Blazy said the trio, acting on behalf of the European Union, were not...
  • Iranian Alert - August 24, 2005 - Europeans call off atomic talks with Iran

    08/25/2005 12:35:43 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,210+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.24.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Europeans call off crucial atomic talks with Iran Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:07 PM BST By Paul CarrelPARIS (Reuters) - European powers have called off August 31 talks with Iran over its nuclear programme, France said on Tuesday, marking a breakdown in two years of negotiations with Tehran to halt its sensitive atomic work.French Foreign Ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said talks on a formal European proposal made earlier this month would not go ahead because Iran had resumed certain nuclear work in breach of a promise to freeze it while talks lasted.Iran shrugged off the cancellation,...
  • Iranian Alert - August 23, 2005 - IRAN: JOURNALIST GANJI SUSPENDS HUNGER STRIKE - We Hope its true

    08/23/2005 11:08:50 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,227+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.23.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story IRAN: JOURNALIST SUSPENDS HUNGER STRIKETehran, 22 August (AKI) - The Iranian journalist and writer, Akbar Ganji, has suspended the hunger strike he began in prison on June 11, his wife, Massoumeh Shafii, told Adnkronos International (AKI). She confirmed the news after seeing him at the Milad hospital in the Iranian capital Tehran, where he was transferred from prison after his health worsened. Shafii did not say what led her husband to break off his hunger strike. There is speculation in Tehran that Ganji's decision could be the result of a letter from UN secretary-general Kofi Annan...
  • Iranian Alert - August 22, 2005 - Iranian secularist forces prepare Ahmadi-Nejad's 'welcoming' to US

    08/22/2005 7:11:26 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,416+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.22.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian secularist forces prepare Ahmadi-Nejad's 'welcoming' to USSMCCDI (Information Service) Aug 22, 2005 Iranian secularist opposition groups are preparing a kind of 'welcoming' ceremony for the Islamic republic's appointed president on US soil. Ahamdi-Nejad is to speak on September 14th at the UN General Assembly in New York.Groups are preparing to stage a peaceful protest rally, at the UN, on the days of September 14th and 15th. They intend to denounce, in a common voice, the presence of the Islamist president as the 'symbol of Iranian Nation' and the persistent human rights' abuses by his illegitimate...
  • Iranian Alert - August 21, 2005 - Iran’s Agenda for the World - A Must Read!

    08/21/2005 10:16:43 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,410+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.21.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran’s Agenda for the WorldAmir Taheri   When he launched the invasion of Iraq in 2003 President George W. Bush promised to help the greater Middle East, the Muslim heartland from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, to bury a despotic past and build a democratic future.As if on cue, political elites throughout the region began to use “democracy” as a catchword. In Egypt President Hosni Mubarak declared the building democracy as the central aim of his next administration. The Lebanese launched their “Cedar Revolution” under the banner of democracy. The Saudi municipal elections were described...
  • Iranian Alert - August 20, 2005 - The Free World's Guess about Iran

    08/21/2005 10:03:18 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 1,499+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.20.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Free World's Guess NY Sun, Eli Lake :"Iran is not in a revolutionary or even a pre-revolutionary state." This quote is from an August 1978 CIA assessment of a government five months away from being toppled by the first modern Islamic revolution. The phrase, however, could easily belong to many of the Bush administration's top analysts ... Brave leaders of Iran's democracy movement, men such as Akbar Ganji, Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri, and Ahmad Batebi, should not be discouraged by the free world's recent guesswork. Read More A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on...
  • Iranian Alert - August 19, 2005 - Iran Made Thousands of Centrifuges, Breaking Pledge

    08/20/2005 8:20:55 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,013+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.19.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Made Thousands of Centrifuges, Breaking Pledge, Exiles Say Thu. 18 Aug 2005 By Alex Morales, Iran Focus: an MEK website New York - Iran has continued to produce centrifuges, which are used in the uranium enrichment process, in contravention of a November 2004 agreement with the U.K., France and Germany to suspend all such activities, the exiled opposition National Council for Resistance in Iran said. Iran this month removed United Nations seals on equipment used in uranium enrichment at its Isfahan plant, after rejecting an offer from the so-called EU-3 of technology and economic incentives...
  • Iranian Alert - August 18, 2005 - The military strike option against Iran

    08/18/2005 7:36:12 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,418+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.18.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The military strike option against Iran Experts disagree about possible effect of US or Israeli preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. By Tom Regan| csmonitor.com Iran once again says it will resume its nuclear program, despite International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)concerns. Iran claims its interest in nuclear power is entirely for peaceful purposes. Last week US President George Bush said during an interview on Israeli TV that "all options are on the table," including a possible military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities by US or Israeli forces, if Iran doesn't "comply with international standards." When it...
  • Iranian Alert - August 17, 2005 - Iranian President Coming to America - Groups prepare a "welcome"

    08/18/2005 1:22:10 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,160+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.17.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian President Coming to America Hamid Namvar - 8/18/2005 According to media reports indicate that the United States is considering an entry visa to Iran's new president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend a UN meeting in New York City in mid-September. This would send a very wrong signal at a very crucial juncture to the increasingly belligerent Iran. Administration must firmly deny Ahmadinejad entry to the United States. And by all indications, the American public opinion would certainly welcome such a move. Ahmadinejad, a former senior commander of the feared terror-sponsoring Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (the "Pasdaran"),...
  • Iranian Alert - August 16, 2005 - Iran's regime crisis and political perspectives in Iran

    08/17/2005 9:47:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,083+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.16.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story New-conservatives, regime crisis and political perspectives in Iran by Ardeshir Mehrdad and Mehdi Kia; August 15, 2005 In the recent presidential elections in Iran, Mahmood Ahmadinejad, an unknown conservative military commander, won. His victory was surprising as many had predicted Hashemi Rafsanjani would become Iran’s next president. Rafsanjani, perhaps the second most powerful man in the Islamic Republic, was supported by a broad coalition of reformists and pragmatist elites. The shock of this surprise victory may partly explain the crude nature of some of the analyses that followed. Even more striking is the failure to address...
  • Iranian Alert - August 15, 2005 - Iran President names cabinet! Brief and disturbing bios

    08/16/2005 8:05:54 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,580+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.15.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Islamic regime strengthensSMCCDI (Information Service) Aug 14, 2005 The Islamic republic regime is preparing itself for its last stand against the Iranian People and the world community. In that line the theocratic regime is hardening its position in the domestic and foreign fields by strengthening its control at all levels and placing its hardcore militiamen at key posts.Already decision has been made to back the regular police and army forces by the repressive Bassij militia and several changes have taken place in police and military commands. The new government is also adopting a much more radical...
  • Iranian Alert - August 14, 2005 - President Bush to Iran: We've used Force before

    08/14/2005 7:13:44 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 42 replies · 6,756+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8/14/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Reuters In a stern warning to Iran, President Bush said "all options are on the table" if the Iranians refuse to comply with international demands to halt their nuclear program, pointedly noting he has already used force to protect U.S. security. Bush's statement in an interview on Israeli TV late Friday was unusually harsh. He previously said diplomacy should be used to persuade Iran to suspend its nuclear program and if that failed then the U.N. Security Council should impose sanctions. The U.S. government and others fear Iran's nuclear work is secretly designed to produce nuclear...
  • Terrorism Cannot Win: This is Why

    07/29/2005 11:58:50 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 28 replies · 1,673+ views
    In 1947, Ruhalhah Khomeini, then a mid-ranking mullah in Qom, issued a “fatwa” (opinion) that made it incumbent on “the faithful” to murder Ahmad Kasravi. It took a group of eight “faithful” to plan and carry out the murder several months later. A jubilant Khomeini told his entourage that he had “eliminated that paragon of impiety” for ever. At the time of his murder Kasravi was one of Iran’s leading intellectuals. A veritable Renaissance man, he was a senior jurist at the high court, a distinguished historian, a magnetic orator, a master of the Persian prose, and a best-selling author....