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  • Giuliani doubters in for Rudy awakening

    03/18/2007 1:31:23 AM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 201 replies · 2,435+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03/18/2007 | Deroy Murdock
    The same Beltway experts who declared Sen. John McCain of Arizona the GOP front-runner, even as he under-polled fellow presidential contender Rudolph Giuliani, now parrot equally dodgy concepts. When Republicans meet the real Rudy, they will abandon New Yorks former mayor like cattle fleeing a burning barn. Then, the wobbly Washington wisdom continues, Giulianis three marriages, and his less-than-solidly-right-wing views on gays, guns and gametes will torpedo his buoyant presidential hopes. These seers now detect unhappiness with the GOP aspirants. They cite a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll in which 26 percent of Republican primary voters were dissatisfied with...
  • Insurgents target Strykers in Iraq

    03/15/2007 3:02:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies · 1,380+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2007 | LAUREN FRAYER
    BAQOUBA, Iraq Dozens of U.S. Stryker combat vehicles roared into Baqouba at sunrise. The enemy was ready. As the dawn call-to-prayer fell silent, the streets blazed with insurgent fire. Within minutes of the start of their first mission in Diyala province Wednesday a voice crackled across the radio: "Catastrophic kill, with casualties." Inside the rear of one Stryker, soldiers shushed one another and leaned closer to the radio. They all knew what it meant. A U.S. vehicle had been lost to hostile fire. Nearly 100 Strykers, armored troop carriers with 50-caliber machine guns, were called north from Baghdad into...
  • MND-B Commanding General Explains Security Plan for Baghdad

    02/17/2007 9:42:07 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 1 replies · 324+ views
    United States Central Command ^ | February 16, 2007 | Central Command
    Title: MND-B COMMANDING GENERAL EXPLAINS SECURITY PLAN FOR BAGHDAD Release Date: 2/16/2007 Release Number: 07-01-03P Description: CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq The goal of coalition forces new security strategy is to clear, control and retain Baghdads neighborhoods, said the Multi-National Division Baghdad commanding general during a press conference here Feb. 16. Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, Jr., the MND-B commanding general, outlined the security strategy for his division in a live satellite press conference between Baghdad and reporters in the Pentagon press briefing room. The security plan includes an increase in Iraqi and coalition forces in Iraqs capital, a push to...
  • General David Petraeus, Our Old New Man in Iraq

    02/11/2007 6:22:45 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 10 replies · 876+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | february 2007 | Tom Bowman
    General David Petraeus, Our Old New Man in Iraq Tom Bowman Proceedings, February 2007 Army Superstar Returns to the Middle East Stage U.S. ARMY (JOSHUA HUTCHESON) Then Major General David H. Petraeus, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, listens to Lieutenant General William S. Wallace, V Corps commanding general, in March 2003. As Saddam Hussein's forces were collapsing in April 2003, Army Major General David Petraeus walked through an empty factory near Baghdad. "Now the hard part begins," he told writer Rick Atkinson, who was trailing the 101st Airborne Division through the vast deserts and teeming cities of Iraq....
  • Gates: U.S. can prove Iran's Iraq role

    02/09/2007 6:00:24 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 467+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | February 9, 2007 | Lolita C. Baldor
    Excerpt - SEVILLE, Spain - Serial numbers and markings on explosives used in Iraq provide "pretty good" evidence that Iranians are providing either weapons or technology for militants there, Defense Secretary Robert Gates asserted Friday. Offering some of the first public details of evidence the military has collected, Gates said, "I think there's some serial numbers, there may be some markings on some of the projectile fragments that we found," that point to Iran. At the same time, however, he said he was somewhat surprised that recent raids by coalition and Iraqi forces in Iraq swept up some Iranians. ~...
  • Muslim nations move to prevent violence

    01/31/2007 10:30:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 853+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 31, 2007 | David R. Sands
    Terrified that sectarian Muslim bloodshed could soon engulf the region, U.S. allies and adversaries in the Middle East have stepped up joint efforts to head off a religious civil war. Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran have held intensive talks in recent days on ways to tamp down sectarian violence in Iraq and Lebanon. Over the weekend, Saudi King Abdullah issued an unusual public call for calm. Top Islamic clerics and scholars in Egypt, Qatar and Iraq also have issued statements urging Muslim unity, often blaming the United States and other outside actors of trying to divide the faithful....
  • First Civil War (Or When Does An Insurgency Become A Civil War?)

    12/16/2006 7:30:10 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 639+ views
    New York Times ^ | 17 December 2006 | William Safire
    When does a rebellion become a revolution? Thats easy when it wins. When does an uprising attain the level of an insurgency and qualify as an insurrection? Thats harder to answer because the meanings of those synonyms flow into one another. And when do all of the preceding amount to a civil war? That term usually denotes the struggle of an armed group of citizens within a nation seeking forcibly to seize control of the government from those in power. But that does not reflect the complexity of the war in Iraq today, which makes it hardest of all...
  • Saudis say they will back Sunni Insurgents should the US Leave

    12/13/2006 7:42:12 AM PST · by glennshepard · 16 replies · 805+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12 DEC 06 | Helene Cooper
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 Saudi Arabia has told the Bush administration that it might provide financial backing to Iraqi Sunnis in any war against Iraqs Shiites if the United States pulls its troops out of Iraq, according to American and Arab diplomats.
  • Arms Smugglers Arrested in Southwestern Iran

    12/11/2006 10:17:02 PM PST · by Biscuit85 · 3 replies · 357+ views
    Fars News Agency ^ | 2006-12-11
    TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- An arms smuggling gang was disbanded in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan. FNA dispatches said that four of the smugglers who pirated guns from Iraq were arrested during the operation, two of whom were hospitalized due to injuries. Also during the operation, the law enforcement and security forces discovered and confiscated 60 rifles and pistols, one Kalashnikov machinegun and a pile of bullets. The gang intended to smuggle the cargo to the provincial capital city of Ahwaz and Shadegan.
  • Iraqi terrorists praise Michael Moore (From YouTube)

    12/06/2006 3:07:54 PM PST · by Joseph DeMaistre · 320+ views
    YouTube.com ^ | Al-Rashideen Army
    News Ticker ...More Headlines »         E-Mail This Page  Print SITE Publications “The Code of Silence” - An English Documentary from al-Rashideen Army By SITE Institute September 6, 2006 Al-Rashideen Army, one of the major insurgency groups operating in Iraq besides the Mujahideen Shura Council, Ansar al-Sunnah, Islamic Army in Iraq et al, recently issued a fifty-three minute video produced as a documentary titled: “The Code of Silence”. The presentation is directed to communicate with the “Western mentality,” and features cues and styles similar to popular films, and English-language narration and text. The main speaker is that same...
  • U.S. Finds Iraq Insurgency Has Funds to Sustain Itself

    11/25/2006 4:16:16 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 893+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | November 25, 2006 | John F. Burns and Kirk Semple
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Nov. 25 The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, corrupt charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent, a classified United States government report has concluded. ~ snip ~
  • Massacre of Drogheda under Oliver Cromwell (Lessons for Victory in Iraq?)

    11/14/2006 8:32:32 AM PST · by xzins · 105 replies · 4,235+ views
    Christian History Institute ^ | Christian History Institute
    Massacre of Drogheda under Oliver Cromwell. the Staff or associates of Christian History Institute. After the massacre, Oliver Cromwell declared to the English Parliament, "I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbued their hands in so much innocent blood and that it will tend to prevent the effusion [shedding] of blood for the future, which are satisfactory grounds for such actions, which otherwise cannot but work remorse and regret." Oliver Cromwell, responsible for a massacre. Just what happened at Drogheda, Ireland on this day, September 11, 1649 is hard to...
  • Iraq: The [Battle] War that Probably Wont be Fought

    10/22/2006 7:41:33 AM PDT · by forty_years · 34 replies · 1,293+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | 10/22/2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    What a surprise, the Iraq war's course is scaring the hell out of Republicans, given the Democrats something to drool over, and causing despair to people like me who supported the effort for a long time. The only solution left to the U.S. is an all-out, no-holds-barred assault on Iraq's "militants" and anyone related to them -- something akin to how the Allies finished off Hitler and Hirohito in WWII, or Julius Caeser's defeat of Versongeterix's Gallic army, or Alexander's defeat of Persian King Darius at Gaugamela, or the Lithuanian/Polish defeat of the Teutonic Knights at Grunwald. But history has...
  • Iranian Alert - October 4, 2006 - Western military buildup underway in the Middle East

    10/09/2006 12:45:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,700+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Western military buildup underway in the Middle East. Global Research published a major report on the military build-up of conventional, ground, air, naval, and nuclear forces in and around the Middle East and Central Asia. The probability of another war in the Middle East is high. Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post reported that the clouds of the coming war are converging upon Israel. But our political and military leaders refuse to look up at the darkening sky.   US confident Russia and China will join in sanctions on Iran. The Washington Times reported that the United...
  • Iranian Alert - October 3, 2006 - Ahmadinejad's trouble at home and trouble making abroad

    10/09/2006 12:36:48 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,097+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad to shake up his cabinet. Iran Press News reported that a source close to Ahmadinejad's cabinet said that in the coming days vast changes will be taking place within the administration. The first to leave will be the oil minister; Vaziri Hamaneh is expected to be dismissed from the cabinet.   Ahmadinejad fails to deliver his economic miracle. Inter Press Service reported that Iranian citizens are wondering if Ahmadinejad will ever make good on an election promise to crack down on the corrupt and distribute Iran's vast oil revenues more equitably.BBC News reported that Iran's...
  • Iranian Alert - October 2, 2006 - Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment

    10/09/2006 12:25:36 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 908+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment. ABC News reported that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said they want to install up to 100,000 centrifuges to process uranium gas for enrichment in order to produce nuclear fuel. Bush pleased with the Iran Freedom and Support Act The White House, Office of the Press Secretary reported that President Bush said "I applaud Congress for demonstrating its bipartisan commitment to confronting the Iranian regime's repressive and destabilizing activities by passing the Iran Freedom Support Act." Here are a few other news items you may have missed. The International Herald Tribune reported...
  • Iranian Alert - October 1, 2006 - Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act!

    10/09/2006 12:19:10 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 858+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act! The Washington Post reported that President Bush on Saturday signed legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs.The Associated Press reported that the US Senate finally passed the Iran Freedom and Support Act.The Library of Congress published the full text of the Iran Freedom and Support Act. But does Condi support a change of regime in Iran? The Wall Street Journal reexamined their recent interview with Condi Rice in which he concludes: Her primary method for dealing with the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 29, 2006 - Photo evidence of Iran's coordinating Iraq's insurgency.

    10/09/2006 12:00:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,321+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Photo evidence of the Islamic Republic's coordinating Iraq's insurgency. Roads to Iraq and Iraqi blog reported that after a fierce battle in “Khan Bani Sa’ad” Diyala governorate north of Baghdad with “Mahdi Army”, Iraqi resistance succeeded to capture one of the “Mahdi Army”. They found a complete modern communications system manufacturing in the Ministry of Defense of Iran believed to be used as a direct contact with the Iranians. Photos.CNN News reported that a Shiite Muslim militia involved in the warfare between Sunni and Shiites in Iraq has received "millions of dollars" and an assortment of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 28, 2006 - The Islamic Republic unveils an advanced cannon.

    10/04/2006 12:15:12 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 1,335+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran wins another round in the nuclear crisis with the West. ISN Security Watch reported that while a temporary suspension of uranium enrichment would boost diplomatic efforts with Iran, the UN and EU seem to have thrown in the towel, offering talks without suspension and betraying their weak position.Reuters reported that president of the Islamic Republic, Ahmadinejad, said on that Tehran would not suspend nuclear enrichment despite pressure from the West. He said: "Today, Western countries want us to suspend our nuclear technology, but we say to them that we will never give it up."Bill Gertz,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 27, 2006 - Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran

    10/02/2006 11:58:53 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 888+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran.   Mercury News reported that a Pentagon unit has drafted a report charging that U.S. international broadcasts into Iran aren't tough enough on the Islamic regime.   The US military on the Islamic Republic's military.   Middle East Newsline reported that the US military officials have assessed that Iran's military was the second most powerful in the Middle East.   Russia finally sets a startup date for Iran's nuclear power plant.   Bloomberg reported that Iran's first nuclear power plant, a Russian-built project, will begin operating by September...
  • Iranian Alert - September 26, 2006 - "Islam is not compatible with democracy." Next Supreme Leader?

    09/27/2006 8:58:52 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,313+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story "Islam is not compatible with democracy.” - The next Supreme Leader? The New York Times reported concern that Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, is trying to expand his already growing power by packing the "assembly of experts" (which has the power to elect the Supreme Leader) with his loyalists. He said: “Democracy means if the people want something that is against God’s will, then they should forget about God and religion.”   BBC radio's pro-Islamic Republic campaign of misinformation. Ardeshir Dolat reported that the BBC radio 4 in Britain has started a campaign of misinformation on Iran. Its...
  • Comparing Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Vietnam

    09/26/2006 6:33:20 AM PDT · by concretebob · 15 replies · 1,121+ views
    US Calvary OnPoint ^ | 25 September 2006 | H. Thomas Hayden
    There are a few similarities between Iraq and Vietnam. First and foremost, in both cases, considerable United States military and economic resources were and are being expended on foreign soil for reasons that are not fully understood by most Americans. Vietnam and Iraq have border states who provide(d) aid and sanctuary to the insurgents. Additionally, the US news media took and has taken a decidedly negative approach to reporting the events in both conflicts. In Vietnam and now in Iraq, our government has failed to convince the American public that our commitment is worth the sacrifices in blood and treasure....
  • Iranian Alert - September 25, 2006 - Is Iran about to launch a war in northern Iraq?

    09/25/2006 10:21:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Is Iran about to launch a war in northern Iraq? DEBKAfile reported that a new Middle East war is in the offing with Turkish and Iranian air units are poised for an imminent coordinated invasion of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan. The report claimed Iranian and Turkish assault troops are already deployed 7-8 km deep inside Iraqi territory. The EU/Iran have weeks to agree on an agenda for more talks. Reuters reported that France said that EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran had weeks rather than months to agree an agenda for talks about...
  • Iranian Alert - September 24, 2006 - EU3 cave into Iran

    09/25/2006 9:21:54 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 772+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU3 cave into Iran. Reuters reported that France, Britain and Germany would be willing to begin talks with Iran even if it has not suspended its nuclear enrichment program first, but Washington would not take part.   Islamic Republic tries to crush new Azeri dissent. Regnum reported the arrest of five Azeri after troops were deployed by the authorities in order to prevent massive rallies by Azeri’s against opening new schools in Farsi.   Pakistan surrenders region to Taliban and Al Qaeda? Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio, The Weekly Standard reported that the government of Pakistan...
  • Iranian Alert - September 23, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: Rabbis more critical of 'Zionists' than Iran

    09/23/2006 11:23:10 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 1,179+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/23/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iranmania LONDON, September 23 (IranMania) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said rabbis are criticising the 'Zionist' regime more than the Islamic Republic of Iran, IRNA reported. Speaking to reporters after his 10-day visit to Senegal, Cuba, Venezuela and the UN General Assembly in New York, the president said he held a lengthy meeting with Jewish clerics in the US. "They expressed their concerns to us over the behaviour of the Zionists," he added. The president also said that during the visit, he explained Iran's principled stand on a host of issues during meetings with various groups...
  • Iranian Alert - September 22, 2006 - Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain."

    09/22/2006 9:58:27 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 1,540+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain." The New York Times reported that Ahmadinejad met with two dozen members of the Council on Foreign Relations, then ending the evening by asking whether they were simply shills for the Bush administration.Kenneth R. Timmerman, FrontPageMagazine.com reported that while the CFR has consistently promoted a "grand bargain" with the regime in Tehran and ex-CFR staffer Susan Maloney at the State Department has vetoed funding of the Iranian opposition radio and TV broadcasts, and training for opposition groups inside Iran, on the grounds that it might offend the Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - September 21, 2006 - Ahmadinejad tells big lies largely unchallenged by the media

    09/21/2006 10:30:35 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,055+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad tells big lies but is largely unchallenged by the media. MSNBC and NBC News published an interview with Ahmadinejad in which he claimed that while the US “... speak of war so easily, as if it’s on their daily agenda. We never speak of war.”Los Angeles Times reported that Iran's president told the United Nations that the organization had become a tool used by the world's powerful to oppress the weak, and call.   Chavez calls Bush "the devil." Drudge Report published the full text of Venezuelan President Chavez remarks at the UN General Assembly....
  • Iranian Alert - September 20, 2006 - Ahmadinejad attempts to rally the world against the US

    09/20/2006 5:47:21 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 939+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad attempts to rally the world against the US. Vital Perspective published the full translated text of Ahmadinejad's UN speech. A few excerpts... On the nuclear issue: "All our nuclear activities are transparent, peaceful and under the watchful eyes of IAEA inspectors." On the US and Britain: "They consider themselves the masters and rulers of the entire world." On human rights: "Should respect for the rights of human beings become the predominant objective, then injustice, ill temperament, aggression and war will fade away." He ended with: "Oh, Almighty God... upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 19, 2006 - Ahmadinejad invited to speak to the CFR in NYC.

    09/19/2006 6:21:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,385+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.19.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad invited to speak to the CFR in NYC. One Jerusalem has confirmed that the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Left-leaning establishment organization in New York, is inviting major civic, business, and political leaders to meet Iran's tyrannical President Ahmadinejad this week, when he is in New York. They asked for your help.Eli Lake, New York Sun reported that Jewish leaders in New York are spurning a request from the Council on Foreign Relations to meet with the president of Iran when he arrives for the U.N. General Assembly.Ken Timmerman, Iran.org reported a...
  • Iranian Alert - September 18, 2006 - The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US.

    09/18/2006 9:49:49 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 844+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US. Daniel M. Zucker, Global Politician reported on the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK) sophisticated campaign of disinformation, learned from the Soviet KGB, and its work in the United States. A must read. UNSC to act this week on Iran? CNN News reported that Condoleezza Rice said the United States expects to "make some movement forward" on a sanctions resolution when U.N. diplomats convene in New York next week.The New York Times reported that after intense talks about Iran's nuclear program, the United States and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 17, 2006 - A mini cold war is starting in the Middle East.

    09/18/2006 1:26:23 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 838+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A mini cold war is starting in the Middle East. Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat argued that a mini cold war in the Middle East is likely to begin with a Western push for regime change in Syria.   Bush won't meet Ahmadinejad at the UN. He has other plans. Iran Focus reported that United States President George W. Bush ruled out meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York where world leaders will gather next week.   Another meaningless meeting of the major powers and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 16, 2006 - Pakistan releases 2500 Al Qaeda and Taliban

    09/17/2006 10:29:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 871+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pakistan releases 2500 Al Qaeda and Taliban. The Telegrah reported that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's government had authorized the release from jail of 2,500 Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters caught fighting coalition forces in Afghanistan. Krauthammer: Bush preparing for war with Iran. Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post reported that President Bush said "It's very important for the American people to see the president try to solve problems diplomatically before resorting to military force." "Before" implies that the one follows the other. The signal is unmistakable.The Washington Post asked President Bush what he would say to...
  • Iranian Alert - September 15, 2006 - Iran denounces Pope, asks for apology

    09/16/2006 1:03:17 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 33 replies · 1,736+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/16/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Xinhua TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Iran denounced Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday for his recent comments on Islam and requested a apology, the official IRNA news agency reported The pope's remarks were "contradictory to his status as the leader of one of the world's divine faiths," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini was quoted as saying. The remarks made by the pope, "emanate from political interpretations and are contrary to the divine notions, we consider it's a big mistake... and we condemn them," he added "In order to prevent the indignation of the Muslim's world,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 14, 2006 - The lies Khatami spoke in the US

    09/16/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 977+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The lies Khatami spoke in the US. Amir Taheri, New York Post reported that in his recent speeches in the US, Khatami used a vocabulary carefully designed to hoodwink the Americans. The trick was reinforced by the fact that he often said one thing in Persian, while the interpreter said something else in English for the benefit of the Harvard audience. A must read.   The West is still divided on what to do next with Iran. New Press reported that key European nations called on Iran to negotiate its nuclear dispute with the international community,...
  • John Kerry: Bush Will Cut and Run in Afghanistan

    09/14/2006 11:46:51 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 94 replies · 1,673+ views
    Newsmax ^ | September 14, 2006 | Newsmax
    Just ran across this one on Newsmax Bush Will Cut and Run in AfghanistanThursday, Sept. 14, 2006 2:09 p.m. EDTDemocratic Sen. John Kerry, the party's [FAILED] 2004 presidential nominee, accused the Bush administration of pursuing a "cut and run" strategy in Afghanistan that has emboldened terrorists and made the United States less safe."The administration's Afghanistan policy defines cut and run," Kerry said in remarks prepared for delivery at Howard University on Thursday. "Cut and run while the Taliban-led insurgency is running amok across entire regions of the country. Cut and run while Osama bin Laden and his henchmen hide and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 13, 2006 - Sharansky: A troubling story from Putin.

    09/14/2006 8:57:07 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,059+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Sharansky: A troubling story from Putin. Natan Sharansky, Los Angeles Times reported that in 2000, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin told me a story that he has been unable to get out of his mind. The story involves a nephew, a suitcase, a train to Manhattan and a nuclear bomb.   France's Sarkozy: Iran is an outlaw nation. NDTV reported that French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said that Iran had "made itself into an outlaw nation" and must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.   Did Bush promise a pre-emptive attack on Iran? Mario Loyola,...
  • Growing Concern: Terrorist Havens In 'Failed States'

    09/13/2006 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 971+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2006 | YOCHI J. DREAZEN and PHILIP SHISHKIN
    In April, Saudi Arabia disclosed plans for an unusual and hugely expensive project: a multibillion-dollar electrified fence along its 560-mile border with Iraq. The move angered U.S. and Iraqi officials, but Saudi officials said Iraq's growing instability left them little choice. They said they were concerned about militants infiltrating from Iraq to carry out attacks aimed at either toppling the ruling family or inciting Saudi Arabia's restive Shiite minority to seek independence. Concern about extremism seeping out of Iraq underscores a painful irony in the five-year-old war against terrorism: The U.S. and its allies now face the distinct possibility that...
  • Iranian Alert - September 12, 2006 - Khatami questioned at Harvard and slips.

    09/13/2006 8:45:30 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,811+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.12.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Khatami questioned at Harvard and slips. Russell Berman, Telos reported on a Khatami's response at Harvard to a question from an Iranian in the audience who questioned him about the case of the suppression of free speech: the arrest, rape and murder of Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi. Khatami's answer was very revealing.Yahoo News reported Khatami was met by protesters when he arrived at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Many angrily called on him to stand up for human rights where Harvard College Democrats teamed with their Republican peers for the protest.   Blair warns the West...
  • Iranian Alert - September 11, 2006 - Islamic Republic's sub missile launch a fake

    09/12/2006 9:15:47 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,237+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Islamic Republic's sub missile launch a fake. Los Angeles Times reported that U.S. military intelligence has determined that a video released by the Iranian government purporting to show a test of a new submarine missile is bogus. it matched a video of an earlier Chinese test. "It's the identical launch," a Pentagon official said. "The plume, everything, is the same."   Ahmadinejad visits Venezuela and Cuba. IranMania reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to hold talks next week in Venezuela to meet with Chavez who recently told cheering students that "we should unite and save...
  • Iranian Alert - September 10, 2006 - Khatami served with a court summons at CAIR reception

    09/11/2006 9:25:07 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,286+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Khatami served with a court summons at CAIR reception. PRNewswire reported that seven Jewish-Iranian families have filed suit in an American federal court against former President Mohammad Khatami over charges that he is responsible for the kidnapping and torture of their missing family members. The summons was served on Khatami at a reception hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Bush personally signed off on Khatami's visit. Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal interviewed President Bush on Iran who said he personally signed off on the U.S. visit this week by former Iranian President Mohammad...
  • Iranian Alert - September 9, 2006 - Harvard Students Plan Khatami Protest

    09/09/2006 2:55:22 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 1,043+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/9/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Harvard Crimson Student protestors seeking amends for human rights abuses in Iran will greet former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami when he makes a highly scrutinized appearance at the Kennedy School of Government on Sunday. Khatami, an Islamic cleric who led Iran from 1997 to 2005, is set to speak at 4 p.m. tomorrow on the Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. The Iran Freedom Concert Coalition, a student group that staged concerts to support Iranian dissidents last spring, is organizing the protest, which takes place when many...
  • Iranian Alert - September 8, 2006 - The under-reported Iranian opposition press conference

    09/09/2006 11:24:39 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 662+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The under-reported Iranian opposition press conference in Washington DC on Khatami's visit. Kenneth R. Timmerman, NewsMax.com reported on the press conference of former Iranian political prisoners and their relatives gave grisly testimony of torture under the regime of former president Mohammad Khatami, who is currently visiting the United States.Senator Sam Brownback, who attended the press conference, introduced the Iran Human Rights Act, which would establish a State Department special envoy for human rights and democracy in Iran, support Iranian pro-democracy and human rights groups, and reform U.S.-funded broadcasts to the Iranian people.U.S. Senator Rick Santorum said...
  • Death toll from two-year Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand tops 1,700

    09/09/2006 6:06:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 1,134+ views
    Death toll from two-year Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand tops 1,700 BANGKOK -- The death toll from a two-year Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand has risen to over 1,700, with bomb attacks steadily increasing over the past few months, a professor who tracks the violence said Monday. At least 1,730 people have been killed since violence flared in January 2004, and 2,510 injured, said Srisomphop Chitpiromsri, a political science professor at Prince of Songkhla University in the southern province of Pattani, who heads a research team that tallies the attacks. Until now, the death toll had been cited at more...
  • Iranian Alert - September 7, 2006 - Bush ramps up the rhetoric on Iran

    09/08/2006 11:12:11 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 988+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bush ramps up the rhetoric on Iran. John Pohoretz, The New York Post reported that President Bush just delivered what may be the most important speech of his presidency. The time has come, the president all but said yesterday, to take the gloves off with Iran.The Wall Street Journal reported that in a major speech President Bush quoted extensively from recent threats by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad such as his call for "a world without the United States and Zionism."   Ahmadinejad threatens Bush and the American people. Khaleej Times Online reported on a veiled threat...
  • Iranian Alert - September 6, 2006 - The opposition to Khatami's visit to the US heats up

    09/07/2006 12:23:08 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,067+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.6.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The opposition to Khatami's visit to the US heats up. Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Corner reported that Governor Mitt Romney today ordered all Massachusetts state government agencies to decline support, if asked, for former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami’s September 10 visit to the Boston area saying: “State taxpayers should not be providing special treatment to an individual who supports violent jihad and the destruction of Israel.”A Press briefing will take place in Washington D.C. September 7th on the visit of former President Khatami. Led by torture victims of the Islamic Regime, former political prisoners and opposition...
  • Iranian Alert - September 5, 2006 - Three must read letters on Khatami's visit to the US

    09/05/2006 5:04:43 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 763+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Three must read letters on Khatami's visit to the US. Iran Press News published two must-read letters about Khatami's visit about Khatami's visit to the U.S.SOSIran also published a letter on Khatami's visit to the US called: Khatami - Master of deception.   No unity on Iran among the Europeans. Expatica reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined there can be "no military option" for dealing with Iran's nuclear program.Die Welt reported that Britain, France and Germany each received a secret letter in response to the demand that Iran cease producing nuclear fuel. 'Some of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 4, 2006 - Ayatollah: Iran is the only legitimate nation on earth

    09/04/2006 3:50:21 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,210+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story 2nd most powerful Ayatollah in Iran: The Islamic Republic is the only legitimate nation on earth. Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat reported that Ali-Akbar Meshkini, the second most powerful Ayatollah in Iran, Meshkini said "Among all the governments in the world, the only legitimate government endorsed by the Almighty is the Islamic Republic of Iran." There cannot be give-and-take between "an extension of God" and an "illegitimate and oppressive regimes." A must read.Ardeshir Dolat reported that Seyed Yahya Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps said “The Islamic world will soon become a major world superpower.”...
  • Iranian Alert - September 3, 2006 - In Iran, even the Religious are dissidents

    09/03/2006 11:29:12 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 5 replies · 898+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/3/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Xinhua TEHRAN, Iran Iranian cleric Mohammad Ali Abtahi has an impeccable rsum. He was a top adviser to the former president, and his father is a grand ayatollah, the highest religious honor a Shiite Muslim can attain. While Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's doctrine is still supported by some, including Mohsen Gharavian, above, a midlevel cleric and editor of the magazine Ma'rafaat, clerics such as the Grand Ayatollah Ali Saanei, below, who was Iran's general prosecutor in the first years after the revolution, now oppose the government. Yet despite his establishment credentials, he has a political vision...
  • Iranian Alert - September 2, 2006 - Most mainstream media bury the real news in the IAEA Report...

    09/03/2006 10:01:28 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 670+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Most mainstream media bury the real news in the IAEA Report... United Press International reported that the IAEA told the U.N. Security Council its inspectors have found new traces of enriched uranium in Iran. The discovery marked the third instance that highly enriched uranium was found at an Iranian facility.   Now that Iran ignored the UN deadline: Europe blinks, Russia ... The Times Online reported that Iran's defiance of the United Nations' deadline was supposed to be the climax of this long-running stand-off. Instead, Europeans blinked. What happened...The Times Online reported that Iran’s defiance of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 1, 2006 - UNSC deadline for Iran passes with no immediate action

    09/01/2006 12:54:51 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 768+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UNSC deadline for Iran passes with no immediate action. Reuters reported that the UN said Iran failed to meet its nuclear deadline.Vital Perspectives published a copy of the IAEA report being distributed to diplomats at the UN today on Iran's nuclear program.   Bush: There must be consequences for Iran's defiance. Reuters reported that President George W. Bush said "It is time for Iran to make a choice... We've made our choice. We will continue to work closely with our allies to find a diplomatic solution, but there must be consequences for Iran's defiance and we...