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  • 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 Williams’s pop hit “Happy” and uploading it to YouTube. You might think Iran’s 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 Iran’s “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 users—six men and two women—to a total of 127 years in prison. ... such verdicts “go beyond what Iran’s 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 Obama’s 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 Canada’s 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 Iran’s past and present rulers. “Canada has not forgotten that the roots of today’s appalling situation extend back to the origins of this hollow regime. The persecution of dissident voices...
  • McCain’s 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 you’d get from lunatics like Michele Bachmann. Sit down for this, because I know it’s 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 McCain’s 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 enterprise’s 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 1:16 p.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 about it. 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...
  • Report documents Iran's efforts to quell opposition heading up to elections

    02/29/2012 8:04:35 AM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 27, 2012
    Iran has arrested filmmakers, bloggers, minorities and lawyers and imposed limits on the public's use of the Web to try to squelch dissent and contact with the outside world ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections on Thursday, the human rights group Amnesty International reported Monday. Iranian authorities have detained more than 10 journalists, writers and bloggers, as well as members of religious and ethnic minorities since campaigning began, apparently to dissuade people from criticizing the government or participating in protests to mark the anniversary of "Arab Spring" uprisings around the Mideast, Amnesty said in a 71-page report. The authorities also...
  • Jihadism in 2012: A Persistent, Low-Level Threat

    01/23/2012 2:13:04 PM PST · by Cindy · 40 replies
    STRATFOR.com - Analysis ^ | January 16, 2012, 1334 GMT | n/a
    SNIPPET: "While these various elements of the jihadist network are distinct, the Internet brings them together, especially at the grassroots level. Videos, websites and online magazines indoctrinate aspiring militants in the jihadist ideology and provide a forum for like-minded individuals and groups."
  • Egypt plans to send delegation to U.S. as NGO furor mounts

    01/27/2012 10:43:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:52pm EST | Andrew Quinn
    A Egyptian military team plans to visit the United States next week as Cairo's crackdown on pro-democracy organizations has called into question the future of U.S. aid to Egypt, American officials said on Friday. … The Egyptian visit comes after Egypt's military-led authorities pounced on non-governmental organizations, including several funded by the U.S. government, and slapped travel bans on six American staffers including a son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former congressman. Political analysts say the crackdown, along with questions over Egypt's emergency law and security forces' treatment of women protesters, has clouded the outlook for Egypt's fledgling...
  • Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media...

    12/05/2011 5:27:07 PM PST · by Cindy · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Quote: homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-jihadist-use-social-media-how-prevent-terrorism-and-preserve-innovation Subcommittee Hearing: Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Dec 6, 2011 2:00pm On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence will hold a hearing entitled "Jihadist Use of Social Media - How to Prevent Terrorism and Preserve Innovation." The Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Witnesses Mr. Evan F. Kohlmann Flashpoint Global Partners Mr. William McCants Analyst Analyst for the Center for Naval...
  • Iran Rejects Jafar Panahi’s Appeal (film director)

    10/17/2011 5:43:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert
    COLOGNE, Germany – A court in Tehran has rejected Jafar Panahi’s attempt to appeal his prison sentence for allegedly making propaganda films against the Iranian government. The court confirmed the original sentence handed Panahi in December last year: a six-year prison term and a 20-year-ban from making films. But Panahi has not given up yet. The director’s lawyer told Iranian Student News Agency Isna he would appeal the ruling to Iran’s supreme court. Panahi is one of Iran’s most acclaimed film directors, having won honors in the Berlin, Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. His features - such as The Mirror...
  • Iran reportedly preparing for post-Assad Syria

    08/31/2011 6:54:03 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 31, 2011
    French paper says Tehran sent delegates to meet Syrian opposition to gauge their views on Islamic Republic. Iran is reportedly weighing its options in Syria should the beleaguered government of President Bashar Assad succumb to a nationwide popular insurgency now approaching its sixth month. The French newspaper Le Figaro reported this week that representatives of the Islamic Republic recently met with Syrian opposition figures in a European capital. The Iranians were reportedly trying to assess whether opposition figures are amenable to the current government staying in power should it institute long-demanded reforms, or whether Assad's ouster would be the only...
  • Inside the Iranian Crackdown

    07/11/2009 7:14:24 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 946+ views
    WSJ ^ | July 11, 2009
    By FARNAZ FASSIHI TEHRAN -- When the protests broke out here last month, Mehdi Moradani answered the call to crush them. When the Unrest Flared, the Ayatollah's Enforcers Took to the Streets of Tehran With Batons and Zeal On the first day of the unrest, the 24-year-old volunteer member of Iran's paramilitary Basij force mounted his motorcycle and chased reformist protesters through the streets, shouting out the names of Shiite saints as he revved his engine. On the fourth day, he picked up a thick wooden stick issued by his Basij neighborhood task force and beat demonstrators who refused to...
  • Islamic Revolution changed world’s political and power structure

    02/08/2009 6:51:02 AM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies · 1,038+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2009
    TEHRAN – The Supreme Leader said on Saturday that the Islamic Revolution changed the political and power landscape in the world. The Islamic Revolution “turned the Iranian nation into a determined, powerful, dignified and influential nation” in the world with voting rights, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large group of Air Force commanders and staff ahead of February 10 celebrations which marks the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The meeting with the Supreme Leader is held every year to appreciate the key role of the Air Force in the victory of revolution in 1979. The Leader pointed to the “determining...
  • Raila (Odinga , Kenya PM)snubs US team over 2007 election

    12/20/2008 1:09:49 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 7 replies · 752+ views
    The Standard ^ | Dec. 20, 2008 | Oscar Obonyo
    Top Government officials have declined to meet representatives of a US poll body caught in controversy over the 2007 General Election. The Standard On Sunday has exclusively learnt that key officials of the International Republican Institute (IRI) are in the country and have been pleading with Government authorities to "put in a good word" for them. The group is chaired by Arizona Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate in the November election against Barack Obama, and it is fighting to salvage its credibility. The IRI team pitched tent at Prime Minister Raila Odinga's office at Treasury House last Wednesday...
  • McCain gave funds to group co-founded by Khalidi

    10/30/2008 2:08:43 AM PDT · by Man50D · 15 replies · 1,270+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 29, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Sen. John McCain chaired an organization that granted substantial funding to a Palestinian research group co-chaired by Mideast professor Rashid Khalidi, a harsh critic of Israel and apologist for Palestinian terror. The report – first carried by the Huffington Post website – comes amid harsh criticism from McCain's campaign of Sen. Barack Obama for his personal and financial ties to Khalidi. The website documented how in the 1990s, while he served as chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), McCain distributed several documented grants, including one worth about half a million dollars, to the Center for Palestine Research...
  • IRI Statement Regarding Work with Palestinians (Khalidi)

    10/29/2008 9:34:59 PM PDT · by CrosscutSaw · 4 replies · 721+ views
    www.iri.org ^ | October 29, 2008
    IRI Statement Regarding Work with Palestinians For Immediate Release October 29, 2008 Washington, DC – “Questions have arisen regarding the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) work with Palestinians in the 1990s. “In the 1990s, IRI gave grants to the Center for Palestinian Research and Studies (CPRS) for polling in the West Bank/Gaza. The polls measured support for the peace process, for various Palestinian political groups, and for efforts to enhance governance in the West Bank/Gaza. At that time no other organization could credibly conduct polling in the West Bank/Gaza. “We understand that Rashid Khalidi was one of the many founders of...
  • Obama Accusing McCain Of Ties to Rashid Khalidi

    10/29/2008 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 32 replies · 2,322+ views
    IRI ^ | October 29, 2008 | IRI
    The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/mccain-funded-work-of-pal_n_138606.html (in response to McCain asking for the LATimes to release the tape) accused McCain of ties to Khalidi. I just saw this reported on Fox and Fox did not dispute this claim. IRI Statement Regarding Work with Palestinians For Immediate Release October 29, 2008 Washington, DC – “Questions have arisen regarding the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) work with Palestinians in the 1990s. “In the 1990s, IRI gave grants to the Center for Palestinian Research and Studies (CPRS) for polling in the West Bank/Gaza. The polls measured support for the peace process, for various Palestinian political groups,...
  • McCain campaign accuses L.A. Times of 'suppressing' Obama video (LA Times' new excuse)

    10/28/2008 6:32:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 50 replies · 1,901+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/28/08 | staff
    John McCain's presidential campaign today accused the Los Angeles Times of "intentionally suppressing" a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist. The Times first reported on the videotape in an April 2008 story about Obama's ties with Palestinians and Jews as he navigated the politics of Chicago. The report included a detailed description of the tape, but the newspaper did not make the video public. "A major news organization is intentionally suppressing information that could provide a clearer link between Barack Obama...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...