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  • The Mullahs Humiliate America -- Again and Again

    01/14/2016 5:32:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 14, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    The Mullahs Humiliate America -- Again and Again Obama's appeasement bears its catastrophic fruit. January 14, 2016 Joseph Klein On January 12th, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard seized two U.S. naval patrol boats with ten sailors aboard. The vessels had evidently strayed a little over a mile into Iranian territorial waters. Iran released the sailors a day later, but not before trying to reap as much propaganda value from the incident as possible. The semiofficial Fars news agency claimed "the American ships were 'snooping' around in Iranian waters." The captors photographed the sailors after they were evidently forced to their...
  • Iran Arrests American Founder of Pro-Regime Lobby

    10/30/2015 4:36:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 27, 2015
    Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American citizen who helped establish a pro-Tehran lobbying group in America, has been arrested in Iran and imprisoned indefinitely. -excerpt- Namazi has been described as one of the “intellectual architects” of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that has been accused of working in support of the regime in Tehran. He and NIAC Director Trita Parsi founded the organization as a way to continuously lobby for the removal of sanctions against Iran and to promote Iran’s foreign policy, while combating the pro-Israel sentiment in America, according to documents from a Cyprus convention...
  • Irans 2009 Green Revolution, Michael Jackson and the upcoming Iran deal

    06/30/2015 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/29/2015 | LISA DAFTARI
    Since the interim deal was announced in April, the government in Tehran has proven to the world what its people were trying to convey in 2009: they cannot be trusted. Six years ago today, round-the-clock coverage of Irans Green Revolution suffered a fate all too common in todays media world it came to a complete halt, in this case upon breaking news that Michael Jackson had died. Up until those moments, the people of Iran, taking it upon themselves to become brave citizen journalists in a censored and suffocated political environment, posted updates and vivid videos on social media...
  • Iranian Dissidents Criticize Obamas Nuclear Diplomacy

    03/27/2015 6:12:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 17, 2015
    Claim White House ignoring human rights, working with murderous regime A group of Iranian dissidents and political prisoners have lashed out at the Obama administration, lambasting its ongoing diplomacy with Iran, according to two open letters sent to the White House in recent days. In each letter, the dissidentsmost of whom are currently political prisoners in Irancriticize the White House for ignoring the issues of human rights and democracy in Iran as they push to finalize a deal with a regime that the dissidents says is murderous and untrustworthy. Iranian reformers and those seeking a change in the countrys leadership...
  • Irans Coming Leadership Crisis

    03/24/2015 7:04:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 22, 2015 | Sohrab Ahmari
    Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has cancer. After him are men even less likely to comply with a nuclear deal. ********************** Negotiators from Iran and the P5+1 powers led by the U.S. are racing against a March 31 deadline to conclude a nuclear deal in Lausanne, Switzerland. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Saturday that negotiators had made genuine progress but that important gaps remain. Yet what happens if the Iranian leadership that the U.S. and others are dealing with now is not in place to implement any agreement? Two recent developments suggest that the Islamic Republic may be...
  • Irans IRGC 'Massacring' Iraqi Sunnis It 'Saves' from ISIS

    12/22/2014 12:19:34 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/21/2014, 6:50 PM | Mark Langfan
    Iraqs Grand Mufti accuses IRGC, Iraqi government, Shiite militias of genocide and rape of Sunnis they 'liberated' from ISIS In an explosive TV interview aired last week, Iraqs Grand Mufti Rafi Al-Rifai, the highest Sunni authority in the country, accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Iraqi government, and Iraqi Shiite militias of mass genocidal killings and rape of Sunni men and women from Iraqi towns and villages liberated from ISIS (Islamic State). Mufti Al-Rifai posed the unanswerable question, Why should we fight ISIS? So the Iranian IRGC can take over? The same Iranian IRGC that is running operations...
  • Iranian hardliners form chastity patrols

    09/22/2014 4:29:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 9/19/2014
    Chastity patrols, created by an Iranian paramilitary group, are patrolling the streets of Iran to force women to go well covered in public. At the beginning of summer, trendy Iranian women started wearing lighter clothes, more transparent veils to cover their hair and slightly shortened sleeves that still end below the elbow. That tendency prompted the more conservative sectors to demand imposition of good hijab in accordance with a much stricter interpretation of the Islamic dress code. But the Ansar-e-Hezbollah group has gone further and organised street patrols in Tehran to control morality in women, especially young women, who are...
  • More Arbitrary Repression in Iran

    09/19/2014 8:37:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 16, 2014 | STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    -excerpt- On September 9, as reported by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI), seven young Iranians went on trial. Their supposed crime? Producing a dance video of the Pharrell Williamss pop hit Happy and uploading it to YouTube. You might think Irans rulers would be pleased at expressions of felicity by their citizens. In Tehran, however, cheerful enthusiasm outside a narrow religious context is illegal. -excerpt- ...(they) were detained on May 19 of this year and held for two days at the Vozara Complex of the Tehran Morality Police, until they posted bail of $10,000-$16,600 each. "While...
  • Iranians vs. Hanging Judges

    08/06/2014 6:02:24 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 5, 2014 | Stephen Schwartz
    Abulghasem Salavati, who heads Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, is known as one of Irans hanging judges. ...an Iranian opposition advocate now living in Norway, described Salavati ordering half a dozen death sentences against protestors in the reformist Green movement of 2009. More than 100 participants in the Green movement were charged in a mass show trial held in Tehran that year, over which Salavati presided. ... Mohammad Moghiseh, has meanwhile sentenced eight Iranian Facebook userssix men and two womento a total of 127 years in prison. ... such verdicts go beyond what Irans own laws dictate....
  • IRGC and the Spiritual Vacuum of Latin American Leftists

    IRGC and the spiritual vacuum of Latin American leftists The following is a glimpse of the kind of thing I often see while researching the activities of the IRGC (writ large) in Latin America. Communism fails to provide for the spiritual needs of leftwing political activists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have done a pretty good job of inserting themselves and the Khomeinist version of Shiism into that void. (Either that or the IRI is throwing lots of money around and the leftists are whores, which is certainly possible, but for the moment I'll take the more...
  • Iranians Chant Death to America and to Israel

    10/15/2013 7:00:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2013 | Majid Rafizadeh
    Though the Obama administration believes that they have scored a victory by reaching out to the radical Iranian government of Hassan Rouhani, along with the famous phone call between Obama and Rouhani on mending economic, diplomatic, and political ties with the West, the actual facts on the ground and the nuances of the situation in Iran have revealed a different picture. Despite Obamas efforts to reach out to the new president of Iran, and despite the current hope in mending political, economic, and diplomatic ties between the United States and Iran, as soon as President Hassan Rouhani reached Tehran, Islamic...
  • Statement by Ministers Baird and Kenney on Iran (Canada)

    06/07/2013 6:02:44 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    Gov't of Canada ^ | June 5, 2013
    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement: We wish to extend Canadas deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the thousands of innocents who have fallen victim to the Iranian regime, from the first days of the Islamic Revolution to the present. Canada grieves alongside all those whose loved ones suffered on the orders of Irans past and present rulers. Canada has not forgotten that the roots of todays appalling situation extend back to the origins of this hollow regime. The persecution of dissident voices...
  • McCains Mideast Blunders

    01/19/2013 6:37:34 AM PST · by arthurus · 11 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 19 January 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This, of course, was a much more sophisticated theory than youd get from lunatics like Michele Bachmann. Sit down for this, because I know its hard to believe anyone could spout such nutter stuff, but Bachmann actually opposed U.S. intervention in Libya. She claimed stop cackling! that many of McCains heroes might actually be jihadists ideologically hostile to the U.S. and linked to groups such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the terror enterprises North African franchise. She even thought yeah, I know, crazy that if Qaddafi were deposed, the heroes would get their hands...
  • IRI recruitment and support activities in Latin America - the Uruguay connection

    01/17/2013 3:50:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.com ^ | 17 January 2013, 14:37 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    "IRI recruitment and support activities in Latin America - the Uruguay connection" SNIPPET: "You can add Uruguay to the countries in Latin America where the Islamic Republic of Iran is well-represented by indigenous supporters. What brings these folks to my attention in the first place is their support for Suhail Assad, the IRI's point man in Latin America, and their connection to the IRI's recruiter in Peru, Edwar "Hussein" Quiroga Vargas. I'll get back to that, but first, the websites."
  • Social Media, Terrorism Connect Too Well

    12/05/2012 12:51:07 AM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Published 1:16p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012 | Janine Zacharia
    SNIPPET: "Social media is no longer simply a fun way to share updates on the harmless idiosyncrasies of our lives. It can undermine national security, and there ought to be a more robust discussion between the Bay Area technology world and Washington on what to do aboutit. Cyber-terrorism, especially the potential for electronic tampering with U.S. industrial or military installations, is a paramount national security threat that Washington is working to forestall. We're all working to protect our accounts from hackers. But the cyber-threat getting far less public attention involves the social media networks we use every day and the...
  • German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet

    11/02/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies
    SPIEGEL.de - SPIEGEL Online ^ | November 1, 2012 | by Christoph Sydow
    "German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet" By Christoph Sydow 11/01/2012 "Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan." PHOTO CAPTION: "A growing community of German-speaking Islamists has developed on the Internet. Aiming to find new recruits, they glorify jihad and call for attacks on Germany. A new study warns that such online propaganda might foster a new generation of terrorists." SNIPPET: "International terrorist groups like al-Qaida recognized the importance of the Internet for recruiting new supporters early on." SNIPPET: "Intelligence services can also take advantage of the anonymity of Internet forums to deliberately plant false information or obtain insider...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Netanyahu Blames Iran for Attack in Bulgaria on Israeli Civilians, Vows Response

    07/18/2012 11:23:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for a terror attack on an Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria today that has claimed the lives of seven Israeli civilians, vowing that Israel will respond. The attack comes on the eighteenth anniversary of a deadly Iranian terror attack against a Jewish community center in Argentina. Netanyahu promised to respond: "Israel will react powerfully against Iranian terror." Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told Fox News' Megyn Kelly that Israel's message had to be taken seriously, given that Netanyahu did not mention Hizbullah--an Iranian proxy with a presence near...
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory, according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda, and...