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  • Why Iran smiles on Jerusalem clashes

    03/16/2010 7:55:23 PM PDT · by odds · 3 replies · 168+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | March 16, 2010 | Scott Peterson
    Iran is closely watching the unfolding crisis between Israel and the United States over Israeli settlements – and Jerusalem clashes with Palestinians that injured more than 100 today – for ways to rejuvenate its diminished influence in the Middle East. Iran has seen its reputation tarnished across much of the Middle East by weeks of violent street clashes after the June 2009 presidential election, which many Iranians believe was rigged. “The Iranians are going to see an opportunity to improve their position in the region, to capitalize on Israel’s reduced standing vis-ŕ-vis the US, to reduce the chances of an...
  • Ahmadinejad and JFK

    06/05/2007 4:42:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 699+ views
    New York Sun ^ | June 5, 2007 | Staff Editorial
    The thing that caught our eye in the plot to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport and its oil lines concerns a detail in respect of the arrest of one of the key Guyanese suspects. It was the fact that the former member of the Guyanese legislature who was fingered in the plot, Abdul Kadir, was arrested in Trinidad on his way to Caracas, Venezuela. According to Mr. Kadir's wife, who was quoted in the Guyanese press, he was there to pick up an Iranian visa that would enable him to attend an Islamic conference in Tehran. No doubt...
  • 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.
  • Bomb kills Iranian nuclear scientist

    01/12/2010 10:16:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 928+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 1/12/10 | ruters
    A remote-controlled bomb killed a Tehran University nuclear scientist today, state media reported, in an attack which Iran blamed on US and Israeli agents. The blast which killed professor Massoud Ali-Mohammadi occurred at a time of heightened tension in the Islamic Republic, seven months after a disputed presidential election plunged the major oil producer into turmoil.
  • Fact or Fiction? - US readying paralyzing Iran sanctions

    12/29/2009 10:15:09 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 25 replies · 935+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | December 29, 2009
    The US administration is heading towards placing "paralyzing" sanctions on Iran, Israeli Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren said Tuesday. Speaking to Army Radio, Oren added that although it was "too early," the US had also not yet abandoned the military option. "The Americans attribute the highest importance to the Iranian issue," he said during the interview. "The US, along with other countries, is preparing to impose paralyzing sanctions on [Iran], and preparations are happening even now." Oren went on to reject claims that US President Barack Obama was trying to downgrade relations between Washington and Jerusalem, saying, "The man is...
  • Amazing Video Shows Iranian Protesters Storming Gallows where Prisoners were Being Hanged - Video

    12/27/2009 10:07:01 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies · 1,750+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 27, 2009 | Brian
    Here is truly amazing (and graphic) video of a crowd in Sirjan, Iran storming police to prevent the public execution of two people. The video shows the crowd storming the gallows and cutting down the bodies of two men in the process of being hanged. It shows the protesters being shot at by Iranian forces as they tried to get away with the men. The condition of the men cut down from the gallows is not clear. Reports indicate several protesters were killed in the shooting. Gateway Pundit has much more on the dramatic incident. . . .
  • An Iranian Muslim Couple Comes to Christ

    12/07/2009 7:39:22 AM PST · by bogusname · 41 replies · 769+ views
    BCN ^ | Dec 7, 2009 | Aimee Herd
    They came wanting to say their Islamic prayers, and ended up praying to Jesus for salvation!
  • Iran 'Sentences Three To Death' [No Comment From Peace Prize Recipient?]

    10/10/2009 9:50:05 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 689+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 10th 2009
    Iran 'sentences three to death' President Ahmadinejad's re-election in June triggered mass protests Three people detained after June's disputed presidential election have been sentenced to death, Iran's Isna news agency reports. The judgements are preliminary and must be confirmed by a higher court, Isna says. Full names have not been given. So far the only named opposition activist reported as having been sentenced to death over post-election protests is Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani. The unrest was triggered by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election. On Saturday Isna quoted Zahed Bashiri Rad, a justice ministry official, as saying: "Three people who were accused...
  • Iranian nuke defections offer peek at shadow war

    10/08/2009 10:44:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 345+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 10/09/09 | Yossi Melman,
    The latest reports of senior nuclear scientists defecting from Iran to the West have caused considerable embarrassment and concern to the regime in Tehran. The reports first broke in Londown-based newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat, and were followed up in the Iranian media. The reports suggest that at least one scientist, Shahram Amiri, who worked on nuclear research and development, defected several months ago to the west during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. One more person, whose identity and specialization remains unclear - he may have been a scientist or held another key position in Iran's nuclear program - may have...
  • Lieberman calls for 'overthrow of the mad regime of Teheran'

    09/26/2009 10:43:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies · 672+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 26, 2009
    The revelation of a second uranium enrichment facility in Iran proves that Iran is seeking to build a nuclear bomb, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was quoted as saying Saturday. Lieberman urged immediate action, saying, "Without wasting time, we must work towards the overthrow of the mad regime of Teheran." Lieberman's comments came a day after evidence of a second clandestine uranium enrichment facility was presented Friday by US President Barack Obama and the leaders of Britain and France at the G-20 economic summit in Pittsburgh. At a news conference in New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his country had...
  • Democratic (and Obama) Fund-Raiser Nemazee Indicted In $292 Million Fraud

    09/21/2009 3:33:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies · 4,048+ views
    NasDaq ^ | 9/21/09 | Chad Bray
    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- New York businessman and prominent Democratic fund- raiser Hassan Nemazee was indicted Monday for allegedly defrauding three banks out of $292 million in loans. Nemazee, 59 years old, was charged with aggravated identity theft and three counts of bank fraud in the indictment. Each bank fraud count carries a term of up to 30 years in prison. A lawyer for Nemazee didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Nemazee, who was involved in various presidential campaigns and once served as finance chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was initially charged criminally in August related...
  • Aren’t we better off at the hands of our enemies?

    09/12/2009 10:53:30 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 212+ views
    PD's Blog ^ | 9/12/2009 | PD90
    Hello there. For every post, I need an insperation. This time, it was a song. I usually wait for the right mood, that itching that makes you start tapping away at your keyboard like hell was loose on earth and only your words could save the world from going up in flames. I’m not going to argue that hell exists or not, I –as an atheist– have done quite a lot of that already on the net; of course I’d be dead in a blink if I revealed that in real life. What I mean is that you have to...
  • 'LAF set to receive Iranian weaponry' (Lebanon)

    09/02/2009 6:40:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 269+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/2/09 | staff
    The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has accepted an offer by Iran to provide it with weapons produced by the Iranian defense industries, a newspaper in Lebanon reported on Wednesday. According to Al-Akhbar, the proposal was sent from the Iranian Embassy in Beirut. In their response, LAF officers said the army was in need of anti-aircraft weaponry. Israeli officials have expressed concern that the existence of such weapons in Lebanon, whether in the hands of Hizbullah or the army, would constitute a change in the strategic balance between Israel and Lebanon.
  • Iranian soldier 'killed in custody'

    08/01/2009 10:05:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies · 830+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Aug 2, 2009 3:27 | SABINA AMIDI
    A young Iranian soldier, arrested late last week for allegedly stealing weapons for opposition groups, was killed in custody and his body returned to his family on Saturday, sources in Teheran said. The sources said the bodies of several dissidents, arrested in the course of anti-regime protests in Iran in recent weeks and evidently killed in detention, had also been returned to their families in the past few days. Several of the bodies bore signs of beatings, the sources said.
  • Senate Adopts Measure to Counter Censorship in Iran

    07/25/2009 8:42:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies · 149+ views
    niacINsight (National Iranian American Council) ^ | Friday, 24 July 2009 | Ali Delforoush
    Cross Posted from www.niacouncil.org Washington DC – Last night, the Senate voted unanimously to adopt legislation that aims to aid the ability of the Iranian people to access news and information by overcoming the electronic censorship and monitoring efforts of the Iranian government. The Victims of Iranian Censorship (VOICE) Act was introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT), Ted Kaufman (D-DE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Robert Casey (D-PA) as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. “The world has been astonished and inspired by the courage of millions of Iranians pressing their regime for nothing more than...
  • 24 Iranian army officers detained (List of names & specifics)

    07/25/2009 6:25:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies · 588+ views
    Amnesty International ^ | July 25, 2009 | Unspecified
    tt { font-family: courier; } td { font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; } caption { font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; text-align: left; } Arrested 24 Iranian army officers detained Rank Name Surname Division Serving at Residence 1 Captain Mehdi Moqaddam Civil & Fortifications Fat’h Garrison Lavisan Army Residential Compound 2 2nd. Lt. Sohrab Lavassani Armoured Parandak Parandak Army Residential Compound 3 Major Seyed Morteza Amiri Telecommunications Fajr Logistics Base Lavisan 4 1st Sergeant Haadi Shafahi Civil & Fortifications Parandak Parandak Army Residential Compound 5 Captain Mohsen Eta’ati Siah-Kuh Health Ground Forces Staff Kuy Zaynabieh Army Residential Compound 6 2nd Warrant Officer Ali...
  • European Leaders Warn Iran Regime Over British Arrests [EUnuchs!]

    07/03/2009 11:42:34 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 222+ views
    London Times ^ | July 03, 2009
    July 3, 2009 European leaders warn Iran regime over British arrests European leaders finally began to throw their weight behind Britain today after Iran announced that British embassy staff would be forced to stand trial in Tehran. In a co-ordinated diplomatic move, EU nations responded by simultaneously summoning Iranian ambassadors across Europe. They will be asked to explain the arrest of British diplomats for allegedly inciting the violence and demonstrations that greeted the re-election of President Ahmadinejad.
  • British Embassy Staff To Be Tried: Iranian cleric

    07/03/2009 3:57:21 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Khaleej Times Online ^ | 3 July 2009 | Khaleej Times Online
    A top Iranian cleric says some of the detained Iranian staffers of the British Embassy in Tehran will be put on trial. Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who is close to Iran’s supreme leader, has made the announcement in a Friday prayer sermon. He says the detained staffers “made confessions.” Jannati does not say how many staffers will be tried or on what charges. Earlier Iranian officials said all but one of the eight embassy personnel arrested on June 27 had been released, but European Union officials said they believed more than one was still being held. Jannati is the head of...
  • Iranian Police Clash With Up To 3,000 Protesters

    06/28/2009 9:46:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 652+ views
    AP Report ^ | June 28, 2009 | William J. Kole
    Iranian police clash with up to 3,000 protesters AP – In this photo taken on Monday, June 15, 2009, a woman passes Iranian police officers, as they stand guard … By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press Writer Witnesses in Iran say police have clashed with up to 3,000 protesters near a mosque in north Tehran. They say security forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, and some demonstrators fought back, chanting: "Where is my vote?" Witnesses at the scene tell The Associated Press that some protesters claimed they suffered broken arms or legs in Sunday's clashes around the Ghoba...
  • Iranian Cleric Says Rioters Should Be Executed

    06/26/2009 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 24 replies · 682+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | 26 June 2009 | Khaleej Times Online
    A hardline Iranian cleric called on Friday for the execution of leading rioters to teach a lesson to the thousands who have protested against the June 12 presidential election result. I want the judiciary to ... punish leading rioters firmly and without showing any mercy to teach everyone a lesson, Ahmad Khatami told worshippers at Tehran University. Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, said the judiciary should charge the leading rioters as being mohareb or one who wages war against God. They should be punished ruthlessly and savagely, he said. Under Iran's Islamic law, punishment for people convicted...