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  • Stop Iran Rally live streaming now! 5:30 - 7:30 LIVE THREAD

    07/22/2015 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 101 replies
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  • The Iran nuclear deal is unwritten, but it's the best we can do, Obama assures

    04/20/2015 2:58:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    IBD ^ | 4 - 20 - 2015 | Andrew Malcolm
    Remember the hundreds of thousands of new jobs certain to erupt by 2010 thanks to $1 trillion in extra Obama administration spending? Remember how resident Obama vowed swift justice to the murderers of four helpless Americans in Benghazi? Remember how you can keep your doctor and health insurance under ObamaCare? Remember how Obama promised to halt Iran's development of nuclear weapons because they would launch a nuclear arms race in the world's most volatile region and allow Iran to attempt its avowed erasure of Israel? Well, folks, your favorite incumbent president is morphing again right before your disbelieving eyes. Here's...
  • 'Game Changers'

    10/03/2013 2:47:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When -- not if -- is the only mystery about an Iranian nuclear bomb. All the warning signs are there. 'Game changers' In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama on two occasions went out of his way to warn the Iranians that the development of a nuclear weapon "would be a game-changing situation, not just in the Middle East, but around the world." Obama later added, "It is unacceptable for Iran to possess a nuclear weapon; it would be a game changer."
  • A+ A A- Iran Deploys Long-Range Missile Launchers – The Hawk is Set to Take Flight

    05/29/2013 4:49:30 AM PDT · by arthurus
    Right Side News ^ | 28 May 201 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilto
    Iran is upping the war ante with a supposedly “massive” deployment of missile launchers just in time for their presidential elections next week. In an unsurprising, Hawk launch bettertestosterone fueled show of claimed strength, these launchers are being dispersed to parts unknown and in numbers unknown. Two dozen trucks have been spotted without missiles at an outdoor site. These surface-to-surface missile launchers have a range of approximately 1200 miles and although Iran will not specify Israel as the intended recipient, I think we all know who these gifts are meant for. They can easily reach Israel and U.S. bases in...
  • Iran's North Korean Future

    04/11/2013 4:52:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The idea of a nuclear Iran -- and of preventing a nuclear Iran -- terrifies security analysts. Those who argue for a preemptive strike against Iran cannot explain exactly how American planes and missiles would take out all the subterranean nuclear facilities without missing a stashed nuke or two -- or whether they might as well expand their target lists to Iranian military assets in general. None can predict the fallout on world oil prices, global terrorism and the politically fragile Persian Gulf, other than that it would be uniformly bad. In contrast, those who favor containment of a nuclear...
  • Underestimating North Korea and Iran

    04/02/2013 5:12:25 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 32 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 28/02/13 | Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
    Despite North Korea's successful long-range missile test in December 2012, and now its third successful nuclear test on February 12, 2013, the Obama administration and the press keep reassuring the American people that North Korea is not yet a fully fledged nuclear weapons state - that a North Korean nuclear missile threat to the United States is still years in the future. The facts do not support this judgment. North Korea is already a major nuclear threat to the United States--an existential threat. ... The press appears to have forgotten that the U.S. intelligence community, under then Director of Central...
  • Massive Explosion Reported at Iran's Fordow Nuclear Facility [plus TXnMA Photo Analysis]

    01/29/2013 1:35:14 PM PST · by TXnMA · 148 replies
    Business Insider Military and Defense ^ | Jan. 28, 2013, 7:03 AM | Robert Johnson
    Reports of an explosion at Iran's Fordow nuclear facility have surfaced and are being both confirmed and denied by multiple sources. The Jerusalem Post cites a report by Reza Kahlili that says: “The blast shook facilities within a radius of three miles. Security forces have enforced a no-traffic radius of 15 miles, and the Tehran- Qom highway was shut down for several hours after the blast.” Kahlili's report says the Fordow nuclear facility was severely damaged in an explosion and up to 240 workers trapped inside. The explosion was reportedly confined to the plant, suggesting that if it were an...
  • Report: Explosion destroys much of underground installation in Iran

    01/27/2013 8:51:39 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 82 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 26, 2013 | Christopher Collins
    An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation, trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime, and reported by Reza Kahlili on Thursday. The previously secret nuclear site has become a center for Iran’s nuclear activity because of the 2,700 centrifuges enriching uranium to the 20-percent level. A further enrichment to weapons grade would take only weeks, experts say.“The level of enrichment has been a major concern to Israeli officials, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly has warned about the 20-percent enriched stockpile. The explosion occurred...
  • Blast hits key Iranian nuclear site?

    01/26/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Bevo · 46 replies
    YNet ^ | 1/26/2013 | None
    Blast hits key Iranian nuclear site? US-based website WND says mysterious explosion destroys large part of Fordo nuclear facility. Report uncorroborated by any official Western source Ynet Published: 01.26.13, 23:12 / Israel News WND, an American news website affiliated with the Right, reported Friday that a mysterious explosion has destroyed a significant portion of Iran's Fordo nuclear facility – considered Tehran's most fortified facility. The website alleged that Hamidreza Zakeri, formerly with the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and National Security, confirmed that the facility was hit, but the report has not been corroborated by any Western source. Related stoies:...
  • Sabotage! Key Iranian nuclear facility hit? Source: Explosion destroys much of underground

    01/24/2013 6:10:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/24/13 | Reza Kahlili
    <p>An explosion deep within Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility has destroyed much of the installation and trapped about 240 personnel deep underground, according to a former intelligence officer of the Islamic regime.</p> <p>The level of enrichment has been a major concern to Israeli officials, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly has warned about the 20-percent enriched stockpile.</p>
  • Ahmadinejad at the UN: Sympathy for the Devil?

    09/30/2012 4:51:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    It is beyond reason. The inmates clearly have control of the asylum. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's rant before the UN General Assembly in New York this week would better have been delivered in Stockholm. The famous Stockholm Syndrome was named for the way some hostages began to identify with their terrorist captors. It was offered as a psychological disorder. In New York, at the UN, this psychological disorder is the new order of business. Ahmadinejad called for a new world order. Of what? A rule of a UN world body dominated--or at least held hostage by--the Terroristans that make up an increasing...
  • Netanyahu at the UN: Iran and Al Qaeda "Are All Rooted in the Bitter Soil of Intolerance"

    09/28/2012 4:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu just wrapped up his remarks at the 2012 United Nations General Assembly in New York City which included literally drawing a red line for Iran, showing the world the status of Iran’s nuclear program and pointing out the dangers of radical Jihad. Netanyahu also solidified, once again, Israel’s right to exist. “Three thousand years ago, King David reined over the Jewish state in our eternal capital of Jerusalem,” he said opening his speech. “I say that to all of those who proclaim that the Jewish State has no roots in the region and that it...
  • Iran can build an N-bomb by Oct. 1. Cairo coup hampers Israeli action

    08/13/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 19 replies
    DebkaFile ^ | August 13, 2012 | Staff
    At its present rate of enrichment, Iran will have 250 kilograms of 20-percent grade uranium, exactly enough to build its first nuclear bomb, in roughly six weeks, and two-to- four bombs by early 2013, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. Hence the leak by an unnamed Israeli security source Sunday, Aug. 12, disclosing Iran’s progress in developing the detonator and fuses for a nuclear warhead which can be fitted onto Shehab-3 ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel. Since 20 percent refined uranium is a short jump to weapons grade fuel, Iran will have the capability and materials for building an...
  • All threats "dwarfed" by Iran nuclear work: Israel PM

    08/13/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/2012 | Dan Williams
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that most threats to Israel's security were "dwarfed" by the prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weaponry, which local media reports charged Tehran had stepped up its efforts to achieve. The comments at a weekly cabinet meeting and the front-page reports in the liberal Haaretz, a frequent Netanyahu critic, and in the conservative, pro-government Israel Hayom came as Israeli debate intensified about whether to go to war against Iran - and soon - over its disputed atomic projects. The debate seemed to defy appeals by U.S. President Barack Obama, seeking re-election in November, to...
  • Will Heads Roll for the Stuxnet Leak?

    06/13/2012 2:10:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Within days of SEAL Team Six's killing of Osama on that midnight mission in Pakistan, Defense Secretary Bob Gates, reading all about the raid in the press, went to the White House to tell President Obama's national security adviser pungently to "shut the (bleep) up." Leaked secrets of that raid may have led to the imprisonment for 33 years of a Pakistani doctor who helped us locate bin Laden. Yet, according to Judicial Watch, the White House has been providing Hollywood with details of the raid for a movie that will, we may be sure, heroize our commander in chief....
  • Iran Declares Victory in Nuclear Talks

    05/16/2012 6:49:30 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/16/2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    Since the beginning of the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran, foreign policy establishment figures have been bubbling with optimism about the negotiations leading to a deal that will settle the crisis. The inauguration of the talks is considered a master stroke that will head off the possibility of a Western or Israeli attack on Iran and allow the European Union to back off its pledge to implement an oil embargo on the Islamist regime. All that will be needed, we are told, is a little patience, and then EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will broker an agreement that will...
  • U.S. Concerned Netanyahu, Mofaz May Attack Iran

    05/11/2012 11:57:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 11, 2012 | Elad Benari
    he United States is worried that Shaul Mofaz and his Kadima party’s joining a unity government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could result in an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities at any given moment, according to a report on Channel 10 News on Thursday. U.S. government officials told Channel 10 News that they believe a Likud-Kadima joing government could make a decision about an Israeli attack on Iran at any moment and perhaps even before the U.S. presidential elections in November.
  • Iran readies secret salt desert bunkers for clandestine nuclear facilities

    05/05/2012 7:14:16 AM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies
    Debka File ^ | May 5, 2012 | unknown
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Yukiya Amano declared Friday, May 4, that “Parchin (the suspected site of nuclear-related explosion tests) is the priority and we start with that,” he may have missed the boat. As he spoke, Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak said it was possible that Iran was already putting in place the infrastructure for building a nuclear bomb in 60 days. In this regard, debkafile’s military sources disclose that Iran had by the end of 2009 early 2012 completed the construction of a new chain of underground facilities deep inside the Dasht e-Kavir (Great Salt Desert) -...
  • Mideast officials: Obama in secret talks with Iran Asking Tehran to guarantee it won't hit U.S. if

    03/29/2012 7:44:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/29/12 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – President Obama has been engaged in secret, back-channel talks with Iran in which he informed Tehran’s leaders he is completely opposed to any Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to informed Middle Eastern officials. The officials told WND the behind-the-scenes talks aim to secure a guarantee from Iran that it will not retaliate against the U.S. in the event of any Israeli military strike, the officials said. It was unclear what, if anything, Obama offered Iran in exchange for a pledge against targeting U.S. installations, including in the Gulf. The State Department did not immediately return a...
  • BOMBSHELL BETRAYAL: Obama Leaking Info to Media to Thwart Israeli Strike and Protect Iran's Nuclear

    03/29/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/29/12 | Pamela Geller
    Iran's plan for a second Holocaust must be stopped John Bolton The Obama administration is leaking information to pressure Israel not to bomb Iran. Enemy in the White House. Not only is Obama an anti-semite, he is anti-American (anti-freedom.) His islamophiliac polcies compromises American security. Iran is clearly an American threat.They have been at war with us since '79. Israel was willing to do the heavy lifting because our reckless and feckless president was too weak, too compromised. But to betray an ally like this? 'Baku grants Israel use of its air bases' Senior US officials tell 'Foreign Policy' "Israelis...
  • Iran and Obama (Thomas Sowell)

    03/06/2012 12:19:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    What are we to make of President Barack Obama's latest pronouncements about Iran's movement toward nuclear bombs? His tough talk might have had some influence on Iran a couple of years ago, when he was instead being kinder and gentler with the world's leading terrorist-sponsoring nation. Now his tough talk may only influence this year's election — which may be enough for Obama. The track record of Barack Obama's pronouncements on a wide range of issues suggests that anything he says is a message written in sand, and easily blown away by the next political winds. Remember the "shovel-ready...
  • Obama Claims Bush Administration Dropped the Ball on Iran

    03/04/2012 11:05:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | March 4, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama sought to convince the crowd at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference today that “when the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.” He also placed blame on the Bush administration for letting Iran become the threat it is today, claiming that a policy of putting pressure on Iran was “in tatters” when he took office. “If during this political season you hear some question my administration’s support for Israel, remember that it’s not backed up by the facts,” the president said. He also said he has “no apologies” for pursuing the Middle East peace process, which...
  • Breaking: Israel shelves Iran military option

    03/04/2012 11:15:53 AM PST · by illiac · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 3/4/12 | Stewart Vogel
    NEW YORK – Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations says Jerusalem believes diplomacy is the preferred course to resolve the current nuclear standoff with Iran. “We should really pursue and focus on the sanctions and the diplomatic elements in trying to bring the regime in Tehran to reassess the way they want to go forward,” explained the Israeli diplomat. The emphasis on the diplomatic option would appear to be a shift toward the position of the Obama administration which has stressed stepping up the diplomatic and economic pressure on the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “We are...
  • Santorum: Obama trying to allow Iran to have nuke

    02/09/2012 7:33:37 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 46 replies
    AP ^ | February 9, 2012
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday accused President Barack Obama of actively seeking ways to allow Iran to gain a nuclear weapon and suggested that the administration had betrayed Israel by publicly disclosing what may be a plan to attack the Muslim nation. Santorum drew connections between the administration's opposition to the Keystone pipeline project, which would bring oil from Canada to U.S. refineries, and American dependency on foreign oil and U.S.-Israel relations. "We're throwing Israel under the bus because we know we're going to be dependent upon OPEC," Santorum said during a speech in...
  • Countdown to Zero in Tehran and Jerusalem

    02/05/2012 4:45:21 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Saturday, February 04, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    There was a time when Israel did not deal with existential threats by urging the Americans to do something. That time was fairly recent. When Saddam decided he wanted to have his own nuclear reactor, fourteen Israeli Air Force jets put an end to his dream. The year was 1981. The Reagan Administration supported a UN resolution condemning Israel which stated that it was in "clear violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the norms of international conduct" and which fully recognized "the inalienable sovereign right of Iraq, and all other States, especially the developing countries, to establish...
  • 'Western intelligence: Israel behind Iran bombs'

    01/15/2012 5:22:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/14/2012
    (JPost) — Israel’s Mossad is responsible for training and paying the assassins of a number of Iranian nuclear scientists over the past two years, TIME magazine reported Saturday citing unnamed Western intelligence sources. In addition to the assassinations of the scientists, all of which were carried out using nearly identical magnetic bombs attached to the side of their cars, the intelligence sources claimed Israel was responsible for an explosion at an Iranian missile base outside Tehran late last year. Majid Jamali Fashi, one of several suspects arrested, tried and sentenced to death by the Islamic Republic in the past two...
  • Iran nuke work at bunker is confirmed

    01/09/2012 7:48:55 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Diplomats on Monday confirmed a report that Iran has begun uranium enrichment at an underground bunker and said the news is particularly worrying because the site is being used to make material that can be upgraded more quickly for use in a nuclear weapon than the nation's main enriched stockpile.
  • Panetta: Iran Has Not Yet Decided to Make a Nuclear Bomb

    01/08/2012 8:26:51 AM PST · by bkopto · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 8, 2012 | Staff
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Iran is laying the groundwork for making nuclear weapons someday, but is not yet building a bomb and called for continued diplomatic and economic pressure to persuade Tehran not to take that step. As he has previously, Panetta cautioned against a unilateral strike by Israel against Iran's nuclear facilities, saying the action could trigger Iranian retaliation against U.S. forces in the region. "We have common cause here" with Israel, he said. "And the better approach is for us to work together." Panetta's remarks on CBS' Face the Nation, which were taped Friday and aired Sunday,...
  • At Length: John Bolton discusses nuclear Iran and Israel

    12/19/2011 8:17:20 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Rabbi David Woznica
    Most of the time when we hear John Bolton, we hear him in small sound bites on Fox News. But in this interview John Bolton talks about Iran at length, discussing what we know about Iran’s nuclear facilities, why sanctions won’t work, and what he expects Israel to do in the next couple of years. Very interesting discussion:
  • 'Huge explosion' heard in Iranian city Isfahan, Fars news agency reports

    11/28/2011 8:38:45 AM PST · by jhpigott · 182 replies
    'Huge explosion' heard in Iranian city Isfahan, Fars news agency reports - @BBCWorld eom
  • Iran flies Palestinian terrorists to Syria for raids

    11/20/2011 6:18:07 AM PST · by Got_to_say_it · 5 replies
    Dbka ^ | 11-20--11
    Iran flies Palestinian terrorists to Syria for raids into Israel DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 20, 2011, 8:01 AM (GMT+02:00) Under cover of its four-day military exercise starting Friday, Nov. 18, Iran is reported exclusively by debkafile to be transferring Palestinian terrorist units into Syria after training them at IRGC Al Qods facilities for cross-border raids into the West Bank and Israel. Iran and Syria are hitting back for the rebel Free Syrian Army-FSA's armed offensive on military installations and commands centers. Bashar Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf warned last May: "Without stability in Syria, there will be no stability in Israel."
  • 'Single strike would not halt Iran's nuclear program'

    08/28/2011 11:51:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/28/11 | Reuters
    Senior defense official says Iran's nuclear program not easily derailed like Iraq or Syria: "There is no one silver bullet you can hit and that's over"; claims Iranian regime's biggest fear is US. Israel would not be able to halt Iran's reported quest for atomic weapons with a single strike, a senior Israeli defense official said on Sunday. The defense official, who in line with Israeli army guidelines declined to be identified, mentioned Iran during a review of the security situation in the Middle East in a briefing to foreign reporters.
  • Tomorrow the World Changes

    08/19/2010 4:19:08 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 20 replies
    RT ^ | Aug 19, 2010 | BigFinn
    Russia says it will launch Iran's nuclear power plant in Bushehr next week. The Russian nuclear agency Rosatom, which is building the facility in Bushehr, announced that engineers will start loading the reactor with fuel on August 21, under strict control. A Russian delegation, headed by Rosatom Director General Sergey Kiriyenko, will attend the launch ceremony.
  • Israel shows China evidence of Iran bomb program

    03/01/2010 12:26:09 AM PST · by Nextrush · 14 replies · 1,525+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/1/10 | Barak David
    An Israeli delegation that traveled to Beijing last week presented detailed intelligence on Iran's nuclear program in an attempt to persuade China that Tehran seeks atomic weapons, a senior diplomatic source told Haaretz. The group, led by Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon and central bank chief Stanley Fischer, tried to persuade China to support sanctions on Iran by offering "the full intelligence picture available to Israel," the diplomat said. The Israeli officials also told the Chinese that a nuclear Iran would push up oil prices-China depends on Iran.....
  • How secrecy over Iran's Qom nuclear facility was finally blown away

    09/25/2009 9:45:17 PM PDT · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,967+ views
    London Times ^ | 9/25/2009 | Catherine Philip
    It was three years ago that American intelligence agents began picking up signs that someone was tunnelling into the side of a mountain in the desert outside the city of Qom... Intelligence agents were on the lookout for a secret enrichment plant, reasoning that if UN inspectors were monitoring the known facility at Natanz, Tehran would look elsewhere to carry out its work. Yesterday’s revelations about Iran’s secret uranium enrichment facility at Qom came after three years of intensive investigation and surveillance by the most trusted of America’s intelligence allies: Britain, France and Israel... The Western allies kept quiet as...
  • Leader of the Free World No More

    09/25/2009 7:44:58 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 37 replies · 1,919+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2009 | Editorial
    Israel is looking like the new leader of the Free World. The previous leader, the United States, resigned this role last week at the United Nations to take the position of global community organizer.
  • Sanctions Unlikely to Stop Iran's Nuclear Quest

    08/10/2009 7:15:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies · 666+ views
    time.com ^ | August 10, 2009 | Tony Karon
    Unless Iran responds positively to President Obama's offer of talks on its nuclear program by next month, it could face what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls "crippling sanctions." That was the message from Administration officials touring the Middle East in recent weeks. And it's backed by congressional moves to pass legislation aimed at choking off the gasoline imports on which Iran relies for almost a third of its consumption, by punishing third-country suppliers. It sounds impressive and, for an undiversified economy like Iran's, potentially calamitous. But a number of Iran analysts are skeptical that new sanctions will break the...
  • Ahmadinejad praises U.S. for sending rep to nuclear talks

    07/24/2008 12:13:14 PM PDT · by tflabo · 10 replies · 77+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 07/23/08 | Haaretz
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the United States' participation in the latest round of nuclear talks is a step toward recognizing Tehran's right to acquire nuclear technology. A senior diplomat from the U.S. joined envoys from five other world powers in Switzerland at Saturday's talks on Iran's nuclear program. Ahmadinejad told thousands of supporters gathered in the southern Iranian town of Yasouj that U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns spoke politely and in a dignified manner. "It was a step toward recognizing the rights of the Iranian nation, toward justice, toward repairing your image in the world, toward...
  • Iranian nuclear scientist ‘assassinated by Mossad’

    02/04/2007 9:16:56 AM PST · by Dadofmany · 22 replies · 851+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | February 04, 2007 | Sarah Baxter, Washington
    Iranian nuclear scientist ‘assassinated by Mossad’ Sarah Baxter, Washington A PRIZE-WINNING Iranian nuclear scientist has died in mysterious circumstances, according to Radio Farda, which is funded by the US State Department and broadcasts to Iran. An intelligence source suggested that Ardeshire Hassanpour, 44, a nuclear physicist, had been assassinated by Mossad, the Israeli security service. Hassanpour worked at a plant in Isfahan where uranium hexafluoride gas is produced. The gas is needed to enrich uranium in another plant at Natanz which has become the focus of concerns that Iran may be developing nuclear weapons.
  • Bush critics alarmed over reports of possible strike on Iran

    04/10/2006 7:13:31 AM PDT · by libertarianPA · 18 replies · 876+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/10/06 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Critics of the George W. Bush administration expressed alarm about explosive new reports that the president is mulling military options to knock out Iran's nuclear program. Retired General Anthony Zinni, the former head of US Central Command, told US television Sunday that he had no detailed knowledge of the alleged military plans, but he suggested a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear program would be extremely risky. "Any military plan involving Iran is going to be very difficult. We should not fool ourselves to think it will just be a strike and then it will be over," said...
  • Iran prepares for nuclear enrichment

    01/31/2006 3:21:02 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 22 replies · 535+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:34 PM ET | Francois Murphy
    VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that Iran had begun preparing for nuclear enrichment, which can make fuel for bombs, and continued to hinder a probe of unanswered questions about Iran's atomic aims. In a confidential report to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 35-nation board of governors, the agency said Iran had not yet begun uranium enrichment itself but had started renovation work at its Natanz enrichment site. "Substantial renovation of the gas handling system is underway at the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant (PFEP) at Natanz," said the report, a copy of which was obtained...
  • Behind Iran's open threat to Israel

    10/28/2005 12:28:12 PM PDT · by oldtimer2 · 21 replies · 819+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    Behind Iran's open threat to Israel Amir Taheri writes in the New York Post about what may lie behind Iran President Ahmadinejad’s naked threat to obliterate Isarel: Ahmadinejad has gone several steps further — presenting the destruction of Israel as a major goal of his government. Why? One reason may be his desire to distance himself as far as possible from his predecessor, Muhammad Khatami, and from Hashemi Rafsanjani, the powerful mullah-cum-businessman who still heads a key faction within the regime. Ahmadinejad has criticized the “softness” of Khatami and his mentor Rafsanjani, which led to “a decline in revolutionary spirit.”...