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  • The U.S. should have sided with the Shah

    07/03/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 70 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/3/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    In 1979, after a long campaign of political pressure applied by the Carter administration in the United States, the Shah of Iran fell to the Islamic Revolution, ending a tradition of monarchic rule that had persisted in Iran for thousands of years since the rule of Cyrus the Great. The stage was set for the rise of the Ayatollah, and the establishment of a theocracy in Iran that, today, most Iranians do not even want. But what if none of that had ever happened? While a momentous departure from actual history, it is not nearly so far-fetched as it sounds....
  • Two Weeks in January: America's secret engagement with Khomeini

    06/08/2016 9:28:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3 June 2016 | Kambiz Fattahi
    On 27 January, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini — founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, the man who called the United States “the Great Satan” — sent a secret message to Washington. From his home in exile outside Paris, the defiant leader of the Iranian revolution effectively offered the Carter administration a deal: Iranian military leaders listen to you, he said, but the Iranian people follow my orders. If President Jimmy Carter could use his influence on the military to clear the way for his takeover, Khomeini suggested, he would calm the nation. Stability could be restored; America’s interests and citizens in...
  • Criminalisation of ‘Islamophobia’:" the "Otganization of Islamic Cooperation’s "legal jihad"

    10/14/2012 6:57:45 AM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    ICLA ^ | Oct. 11, 2012
    “Criminalisation of ‘Islamophobia’:” the “Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s” legal jihad By ICLA Admin • on October 11, 2012 PRINTCOMMENT FEEDSTUMBLE ITDIGG ITDEL.ICIO.USFACEBOOK You will find the forum of Alexandre del Valle in this week’s Atlantico * Since the scandal surrounding the Islamophobic film “Innocence of Muslims” erupted on an Egyptian Islamist channel on the occasion of the anniversary of September 11th, much ink and blood has flowed. The fanatical Salafists resurrected a film (which previously had gone totally unnoticed) which was attributed to a US-Egyptian, who himself had attempted to gain the endorsement of “Zionist Jewish donors.” This version has naturally found...
  • Reuters’ Headline Labels CIA Traitor ‘Whistle-Blower’

    01/09/2008 1:32:17 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 10 replies · 201+ views ^ | January 9, 2008 - 16:03 ET | Matthew Balan |
    Reuters, in its headline for a story reporting the death of Philip Agee, a former CIA agent turned traitor, labeled Agee a "CIA whistle-blower" ("CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba [1]"). As the blog Little Green Footballs put it [2], Agee was "the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names" in his 1975 book "Inside the Company: A CIA Diary." Agee, who had worked for the CIA for 12 years both in the United States and in Latin America, resigned from the Agency in 1968 after expressing "disagreement with U.S. support for...
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis: West Germany’s Secret Role in Ending the Drama

    08/10/2015 8:43:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 04, 2015 – 05:30 PM | Klaus Wiegrefe
    In 1981, Jimmy Carter said the world could never know West Germany’s role in the negotiations for the release of 52 hostages from the US Embassy in Tehran. New research sheds light on the important part the country played in ending the crisis. […] The details of the German contribution, however, remained unclear. Now historian Frank Bösch, the director of the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam and Spiegel have conducted research in German archives and spoken with period witnesses. This has revealed that the West German government at the time had a “smooth intermediary role,” as Bösch puts it....
  • Iranian ex-spy to Al Jazeera: Khomeini ordered downing of Pan Am flight 103

    03/11/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/11/2014 | staff
    Former Iranian intelligence officer says Tehran ordered downing of plane over Lockerbie in retaliation for US attack on Iranian airliner. Who was responsible for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland? While the Libyan government was thought to have masterminded the terrorist attack, a bombshell documentary by Al Jazeera quotes a former Iranian intelligence officer as saying that it was Iran that ordered the atrocity. The former agent, Abolghassem Mesbahi, who defected to Germany from Iran, is quoted by the Telegraph as saying that flight 103 was downed in retaliation for a US Navy strike on...
  • 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...
  • Treasury Targets Assets of Iranian Leadership

    06/05/2013 12:22:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    "Treasury Targets Assets of Iranian Leadership Action Identifies Massive Network of Front Companies Hiding Assets on Behalf of the Government of Iran’s Leadership"   SNIPPET: "The U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking action today to expose a major network of front companies controlled by Iran’s leadership.  The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), through two main subsidiaries, oversees a labyrinth of 37 ostensibly private businesses, many of which are front companies.  The purpose of this network is to generate and control massive, off-the-books investments, shielded from the view of the Iranian people and international regulators.  EIKO and its subsidiaries...
  • Bill Maher: “The Role Model for Every President Should be Jimmy Carter”

    04/13/2013 7:57:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 13, 2013 | 14:16 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maher has said a lot of REALLY dumb things throughout his career, but this howler uttered with a straight face on HBO’s Real Time Friday might possibly be his stupidest. … America needs to start defining peace as strength. Do you know who the role model for every president should be? Jimmy Carter. Because he is the one out of all of them who figured out how to sit in office for four years and never fire a shot. And every President’s negative example should be Dick Cheney who even shot his friends in the face. …Ignoring his poor...
  • Iran: Impossible Talks with the "Great Satan"

    02/16/2013 6:48:02 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 11 replies
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | February 15,2013 | Amir Taheri
    Some commentators inside and outside Iran have interpreted Khamenei’s stance as further proof that he has lost touch with reality. A closer look at the context, however, might show that Khamenei’s stance is very much based on reality: his reality. Khamenei does not see Iran as a nation-state but as a vehicle for a revolution with global ambitions. “I am not a diplomat,” he said amid cheers from a crowd of supporters. “I am a revolutionary.” The regime that Khamenei heads is not meant to act in the interests of Iran as a nation-state, but in the interests of the...
  • Hezbollah in Yucatán

    02/02/2013 12:39:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Gates of ^ | January 30, 2013
    Hezbollah in Yucatán Posted on January 30, 2013 by Baron Bodissey As mentioned here many times in the past, the southern border of the United States is porous not just to Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, but also to Islamic terrorists. Operatives from Al Qaeda and Hezbollah acquire a Latin American passport and enough Spanish to allow their swarthiness to pass as Latino.This latest report concerns the arrival of a Hezbollah associate in Mexico. Many thanks to Iz-M (via Vlad) for the translation from Diario de Yucatán: More signs of the presence of HezbollahLabboun Rafic Mohammed, the Muslim cleric allegedly linked...
  • Napolitano’s New Adviser Supports Al Qaeda Hero

    10/28/2010 11:56:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watcxh ^ | October 27, 2010
    In the Obama Administration’s latest move to bond with Muslims, a strong supporter of a radical Islamist theologian and a renowned jihadist ideologue has been sworn in as a special adviser to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano proudly announced this month that she swore in three new members of her new Advisory Council, a panel comprised of local government officials, academics and private citizens who make recommendations and advise her on a variety of issues relating to national security.Among its new members is Mohamed Elibiary, a backer of the Ayatollah Khomeini and a...
  • Rick Santorum: An American Ayatollah?

    03/14/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Mar 13th, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    It’s the latest Leftist talking point: Rick Santorum is a bit dangerous, a bit unhinged, deeply religious and dangerously fanatical, not to be trusted with the governance of our pluralistic republic, and certainly not with guardianship of the First Amendment protection of the freedom of religion. The prominent Leftist Muslim writer Reza Aslan has recently become a foremost exponent of these claims, although they did not by any means originate with him. Leftist journalists and Islamic supremacist spokesmen always march in lockstep, using the same talking points, as I’ve pointed out previously in connection with Islamic supremacist boy Reza Aslan’s...
  • Obama Incompetence in Mid-East Rivals Carter’s in Iran

    09/20/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Despite repeated, self-serving claims by Obama officials that the Administration did everything it could to head off and then respond appropriately to the violence against American facilities in Libya and Egypt last week, their blunders in policy, intelligence and security illustrates an incompetence every bit as profound as exhibited by the administration of Jimmy Carter in Iran 33 years ago. It appears nothing has been learned in more than three decades; despite significant gains in technology available to the U.S. government during those intervening years. In 1979, the Carter Administration precipitously abandoned the Shah of Iran, Washington’s long-time and loyal...
  • Dog protest planned for Scarborough mosque

    09/13/2012 11:07:33 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 42 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 13, 2012 | Terry Davidson
    TORONTO - The fur will be flying at an east-Toronto Mosque Friday afternoon, when a group of dog owners plan to walk their canines outside the building during prayer sessions. It was toward the end of August that two groups — the Canadian Hindu Advocacy and Canadians United Against Terror - set up a Facebook page inviting people to walk their dogs in front the Salahuddin mosque in Scarborough. Their call was a response to an incident in August that took place during an anti-Israel demonstration at Queen’s Park by an Islamic group where a Jewish man was arrested for...
  • Iran Says Its ‘Imam Khomeini Spaceport’ Will be Operational by Next Spring

    08/24/2012 2:10:17 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    CNS ^ | August 24, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Iran’s Defense Minister says the country’s new space center will be operational by next spring, the latest development in a program signaling Tehran’s fast-developing ballistic missile capability. Ahmad Vahidi said after a cabinet meeting Wednesday that the facility, to be called the Imam Khomeini Spaceport, would be completed and running by the end of the Iranian year (March 20, 2013). Officials said earlier that the center – whose location has not been disclosed – will be used to launch satellites built in Iran and other Islamic countries. “The children of great Khomeini, the innovative and leading scientists and experts from...
  • It’s all about power: Al-Quds Day a celebration of hatred and terrorism

    08/18/2012 12:02:30 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    torontosun ^ | 17AUG12 | Michael Coren
    Beyond the hatred, the racism and the anger, there’s a certain irony surrounding Al-Quds Day, commemorated this weekend internationally and to its shame — in Toronto. The event was founded by the Ayatollah Khomeini, and is an overwhelmingly Shiite Islam event. Anybody who knows Islam will understand that the Shiites are despised in most of the majority Sunni world. They were treated as second-class citizens in Lebanon, they are murdered in Pakistan, they are thought as being, golly, even worse than the Jews in Syria, and there aren’t any in Egypt because Saladin killed them all. So spare me the...
  • Iran Announces Another Miracle (?!)

    07/10/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT · by hamboy · 4 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | July 10, 2012 | Strategy Page staff
    Iran makes frequent announcements about the growth and modernization of its submarine force. The latest press release reveals that Iran is beginning to develop a nuclear powered submarine. On a more substantial level, last December they announced they had put another three of their Ghadir class submarines into service. While the nuclear powered sub project is a mirage, the Ghadir is real, as there are 19 of them in service. What Iran does not issue press releases about is the stuff that doesn't work. Take, for example, the 400 ton Nahang class sub. This was to be the successor to...
  • Jimmy Carter: Human Rights Violator

    06/26/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 26, 2012 | Robert Wargas
    Judging the ex-president by his own standards. “The United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.” Thus begins former President James Earl Carter’s recent New York Times op-ed, in which he claims that the United States, through its use of unmanned aerial vehicles, consistently violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Whether drones are morally acceptable is, of course, a valid area of debate, and one might have principled reasons for opposing them. I propose, however, that we look into Carter’s own history of violating the UDHR. Unlike Ronald Reagan or both Bushes, who, like...
  • Islamic Genocide - mass casualties by political Islam 1915-2012

    06/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    ISLAMIC GENOCIDESome of highlighted mass casualties by (political) Islam in course of the last century, from 1915 and on (updated June, 2012) Casualties: 2,700,000 Chritians - (1915-1923) by Ottoman-Empire Muslim Turkey. 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.[1] Nature: 1.) Ethnic cleansing.[2] 2.) Islamic Jihad.[3] Casualties: close to 27,000. In Israel between 1920-2012, at the hands of Arab/Muslims. 24,526 Israelis/Jews killed, 35,356 injured, and 1,967 Arab "Palestinians" killed by other Arab "Palestinians."[4] Nature: roots and motivation: the genocide campaign[5][6][7][8] began (mainly) in the early 1920s by the supreme Islam leader, the pan-Arab Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, motivated by both:...
  • The Menace of Islamic Fascist Republic of Iran: its ideology, its actions and threats [concised]

    02/04/2012 10:09:50 PM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    The Menace of Islamic Fascist Republic of Iran: its ideology, its actions and threats. DANGEROUS IDEOLOGY: WORLD DOMINATION • The governments of the world should know that . . . Islam will be victorious in all the countries of the world, and Islam and the teachings of the Qur'an will prevail all over the world. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in January 1979 • We must strive to export our Revolution throughout the world. Ayatollah Khomeini on March 21, 1980 • We don't shy away from declaring that Islam is ready to rule the world. . . . We must believe in...
  • Cardboard Khomeini Returns To Iran From Exile (LOL)

    02/01/2012 6:02:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 50 replies
    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty ^ | February 01, 2012 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini -- the leader of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution -- returned triumphantly to Tehran on an Air France flight from Paris after 14 years in exile. Now, 33 years later, that return was reenacted in a bizarre ceremony that saw guards carrying a giant cardboard cutout of Khomeini down the stairs of a passenger plane and a waiting crowd paying their respects to "him." Iranians have been faced with many unusual and absurd events in the past three decades of the rule of the clerics. The February 1 ceremony, however, may have topped them...
  • US Muslims honor Imam Khomeini legacy

    06/12/2011 11:28:05 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 9 replies
    Presstv ^ | June 4 2011
    watch the videoAmerican Muslims have assembled at Iran's interests section in Washington to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of the late leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini. The mourners honored the life and legacy of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a Press TV correspondent reported. “Imam Khomeini … was not tainted by any Western ideological orientations or Western forms of governance,” Afeef Khan from the Contemporary Islamic Thought told Press TV. Among the issues discussed at the gathering was the impact that Imam Khomeini had on world affairs and the global shift in power politics...
  • The suicide of a great Iranian intellectual shames the Islamic regime

    05/06/2011 12:16:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 6, 2011 | Michael Weiss
    While Britons celebrated the royal wedding last Friday, one of Iran’s greatest intellectuals willingly fell to his death from the sixth-floor balcony of his Tehran apartment. Siamak Pourzand, aged 80, had held out long enough against the Islamic Republic..... Pourzand was an already prominent cultural commentator and foreign correspondent long before Ayatollah Khomeini boarded a plane from Paris, full of big ideas, in 1979.... Secular and cosmopolitan to the core, Pourzand had no time for the guardianship of the sadists and made a point of saying so, especially in the late 1990s when he began writing for various opposition newspapers...
  • Egypt Gets Its Khomeini: Qaradawi Returns in Triumph

    02/22/2011 7:42:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    right side news ^ | 2/21/11 | Barry Rubin
    This article was published in American Thinker but the full text--with additional material--is posted here. I'd prefer that you forwarded, read, or reprinted this text. Friday, February 18 may be a turning point in Egyptian history. On this day Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the best-known Muslim Brotherhood cleric in the world and one of the most famous Islamist thinkers, will address a mass rally in Cairo. It was 32 years ago almost to the day when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned in triumph to Tehran to take the leadership of that country. Qaradawi has a tougher job but he's up to the challenge...
  • The Link Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda

    06/18/2004 12:31:19 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 1,185+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | June 18, 2004 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Originally posted Sept. 29, 2003; reposted June 18, 2004 Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - confirming news reports that until now have emerged only in bits and pieces. A senior government official responsible for investigating terrorism tells Insight that while Saddam Hussein may not have had details of the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, he "gave assistance for whatever al-Qaeda came up with." That assistance, confirmed independently, came in a variety of...
  • Heroes and villains in Lebanon

    10/15/2010 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 2 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | Robert Tait
    Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday to a hero's welcome and blaze of fanfare that belied the country's rising intercommunal tensions and Western misgivings about his visit. Shouts of "khosh amadi" ("welcome" in Persian) and showers of rice, sweets and petals greeted the Iranian leader as he waved to crowds from an open-topped car after arriving in Beirut at the beginning of a two-day trip. It's Ahmadinejad's first visit to Lebanon, where Iran has cultivated close relationship with Hezbollah, the Shi'ite Islamist group that fought a bitter five-week conflict with Israel in 2006. He was expected to...
  • One Imam, Multiple Messages (What does Imam Rauf really believe? Here’s the truth beind the man...)

    09/13/2010 6:55:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/13/2010 | Ibn Warraq
    Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria has made some grave accusations against those who oppose the building of the Islamic center near Ground Zero, and has predicated his own approval of the project on the moderateness of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Zakaria wrote that Abdul Rauf “has said one or two things about American foreign policy that strike me as overly critical — but it’s stuff you could read on The Huffington Post any day.” Yes, indeed — you are likely to read similar “stuff” on the Huffington Post, since Rauf has written there. But how can that possibly constitute a...
  • Ibn Warraq: The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf (See comment# 1 for Part I's thread.)

    09/16/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 14, 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    The Two Faces of Feisal RaufWhat's wrong with What's Right With Islam. This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one here.The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of...
  • The War over the War (Iran-Iraq War)(Very interesting analysis)

    10/03/2010 6:12:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 1+ views
    AEI ^ | September 30, 2010 | Ali Alfoneh
    Thirty years after the end of the war between Iran and Iraq a fierce battle is being fought amongst statesmen, military commanders and scholars about the war. Three questions remain contested: Why did the war began in the first place? Why did the war continue after Iran's liberation of territories occupied by Iraq? And why did the war with Iraq end? -excerpt- Thanks to the Iraqi invasion of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Khomeini and the revolutionary regime managed to rally a fragmented nation around the revolutionary leadership. The revolutionary leadership also managed to keep the remains of the Imperial Army busy...
  • Daniel Pipes: Two decade of the Rushdie Rules

    10/02/2010 9:06:59 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies
    From a novel by Salman Rushdie published in 1989 to an American civil protest called "Everyone Draw Muhammad Day" in 2010, a familiar pattern has evolved. It begins when Westerners say or do something critical of Islam. Islamists respond with name-calling and outrage, demands for retraction, threats of lawsuits and violence, and actual violence. In turn, Westerners hem and haw, prevaricate, and finally fold. Along the way, each controversy prompts a debate focusing on the issue of free speech. First, that the right of Westerners to discuss, criticize, and even ridicule Islam and Muslims has eroded over the years. Second,...
  • At Anniversary Gathering of Khomeini's Death, U.S. and Israel Denounced; Divisions Revealed - Video

    06/05/2010 9:19:35 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 120+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 5, 2010 | Brian
    Iranian thug dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayotollah Khamenei led a special gathering yesterday on the 21st Anniversay of the death of Ayotollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Of course, there was the usual bashing of Israel and the United States. The video above is an Al Jazeera report on the event, which revealed the “deep division” in Iran today between Khamenei and opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. The video shows the grandson of the late Ayotollah Khomeini being chanted down at the event because he is perceived to have supported the opposition leader in last year's disputed presidential election ....
  • Mousavi, Hero or Villain?

    05/05/2010 7:13:59 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 157+ views
    Right Side News ^ | May 5, 2010 | Dr. Arash Irandoost
    On April 29, 2010, Ms. Shohreh Aghdashloo (Iranian Actress) wrote a short tribute for the 2010 Time 100 praising Mir Hossein Mousavi, Islamic republic's presidential candidate for "bringing hope to all generations of Iranians but especially to our youth." Either, Ms. Aghdashloo is out of touch with political situation in Iran by believing that Mir Hossein Mousavi could have been the one to bring freedom and democracy to Iran , or she is simply being disingenuous. Her comparison of Mr. Mousavi known as the Butcher of Beirut to Dr. Martin Luther King is indeed an affront to the world community...
  • The Iranian revolution grinds to a halt on the eve of its anniversary

    02/08/2010 10:52:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 437+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Robert Tait
    Thirty-one years ago this week, Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran after 15 years in exile. The anniversary is usually marked by triumphant rallies. Not this time: protesters are planning mass demonstrations against a regime they say has betrayed Islamic ideals.
  • 10 Reasons Nuclear Iran Is No Joke

    11/30/2009 5:17:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 560+ views ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Terror State: A dithering world has for years underestimated the costs of appeasement toward Iran. Tehran's aggressive plans for 10 new nuclear plants show they want dominance, not just a bomb or two. To any informed observer, it's no surprise that Iran is now collecting its 10-to-1 winnings in the high-stakes game Tehran's Islamofascist government has been playing with the free world for years now. There's been a United Nations censure, demands to halt the building of the newly revealed enrichment facility near the holy city of Qom, and multiple rounds of economic sanctions. The U.S., Britain, France and Germany...
  • Ignore "We the People" at Your Own Risk

    08/15/2009 7:19:49 PM PDT · by FARS · 28 replies · 1,142+ views
    AntiMullah ^ | August 15th, 2009 | Alan Peters & Iran Sources
    Am I writing about Islamic Iran or about America? What do you think? Other than the Iranian Mullah control of dissent with bloodshed, similarities are deafeningly apparent - for those who have the experienced eyes to see them. If like most Americans you are born, live and die within about 25 miles of your birthplace, you may not have the life experience nor studies of the world, to recognize that what is happening in Iran is a precursor , though still in diluted, infant form, of what is happening to us here in the USA today.
  • Amir Taheri: End of Discussion - In Iran, there is a growing consensus that it is time to...

    07/27/2009 11:46:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 910+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 27, 2009 | Amir Taheri
    July 27, 2009, 0:00 a.m. End of DiscussionIn Iran, there is a growing consensus that it is time to move beyond Khomeinism. By Amir Taheri No one knows how the current Iranian insurrection, triggered by last month’s disputed presidential election, will end. However, one thing is already clear: The doctrine of walayat faqih (“government of the theologian”), the cornerstone of the Khomeinist system, is dead. The late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini invented the doctrine to justify the claim that he drew his legitimacy from Allah and was accountable solely to Him. In practice, walayat faqih was supposed to work the...
  • Rafsanjani fans flames of dissent

    07/18/2009 4:50:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 1,115+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 17 July 2009 19:15 UK 18:15 GMT | Jon Leyne
    Under the headline of a call for unity, former Iranian President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani has actually ensured that the divisions in Iran will continue and possibly increase. Mr Rafsanjani's first public comments since the election were eagerly awaited. It was clear the government was extremely nervous: media coverage of Friday prayers was restricted. Some journalists and opposition supporters reported problems over being allowed access to the ceremony at Tehran University. No doubt there was a fierce battle behind the scenes for him to be allowed to speak. Open challengeSince the election more moderate voices appear to have been sidelined...
  • Dawn of the Age of Justice(double speak In Iran?)

    07/18/2009 11:29:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies · 1,322+ views
    Iran News Now ^ | 14 July 2009 | None Stated
    The past month in Iran has been harrowing for anyone who believes that human beings deserve freedom from tyranny. We have witnessed an election stolen by an old guard of conservative elements headed by the regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei (I call this group KhamCo for short), followed by a popular uprising unparalleled since the 1979 revolution. This old guard trampled roughshod over the will and aspirations of the people of Iran with impunity, thinking that they could use the fact that there was an 85% turnout of the electorate in the June 12th presidential to legitimize the regime without...
  • Martin Amis: The end of Iran's ayatollahs?

    07/17/2009 9:33:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies · 615+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | Friday 17 July 2009 | Martin Amis
    In 1979, the return to Iran of an exiled cleric marked the start of the Islamic Republic. The death in June of Neda Soltan may herald the long-overdue fall of this moribund regime.
  • Mousavi, Celebrated in Iranian Protests, Was the Butcher of Beirut

    06/25/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by Psion · 10 replies · 526+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | June 25, 2009 | Jeff Stein
    “This was the heyday of [Ayatollah] Khomeini’s theocratic vision, when Iran thought it really could export its revolution across the Middle East, providing money and arms to anyone who claimed he could upend the old order.” He may yet turn out to be the avatar of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was waging a terrorist war on the United States that included bloody attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut. Mousavi, prime minister for most of the 1980s, personally selected his point man for the Beirut terror campaign, Ali Akbar Mohtashemi-pur, and dispatched...
  • Bomb blast reported in Iran at Khomeini tomb - via Twitter [Live Thread]

    06/20/2009 6:24:12 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 700 replies · 25,305+ views
    Reliable sources report bomb blast at Khomeini's tomb. Report of at least one killed.
  • Reports of a blast near Khomeini's shrine

    06/20/2009 6:51:46 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 20 replies · 1,855+ views
    NPR ^ | June 20, 2009 | Reuters
    Update at 9:23 a.m. ET. Reports of a blast near Khomeini's shrine: Reuters writes that "a bomb exploded in Tehran on Saturday, killing one person and wounding two, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. It said the blast occurred near the shrine of Iran's revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini." NPR News has not independently confirmed the report.
  • Meet the true father of the Islamic Revolution: Jimmy Carter

    06/19/2009 5:08:13 PM PDT · by fiodora · 31 replies · 1,012+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, June 19, 2009 | Paul Williams A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels, and so on. However, he should kill the animal after orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in the village; however, the selling of meat to people in a neighboring village is permissible. --Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Jimmy Carter has devolved from being America’s worst president to being America’s worst ex-president. The Ayatollah - - Carter’s misunderstood saint - - came to power and launched a bloodbath that resulted in the deaths of twenty-thousand pro-Western Iranians. Churches and synagogues were razed, cemeteries desecrated, and shrines...

    06/19/2009 6:36:58 PM PDT · by Psion · 9 replies · 797+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | June 19, 2009 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    From Worst President to Worst Ex-President MEET THE TRUE FATHER OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION:JIMMY CARTERbyPaul L. Williams, A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels, and so on. However, he should kill the animal after orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in the village; however, the selling of meat to people in a neighboring village is permissible. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Jimmy Carter has devolved from being America’s worst president to being America’s worst ex-president. Earlier this week, Carter met with the Hamas government that gained control of Gaza two years ago,...
  • Khomeini's Ghost: Why Obama's Negotiations with Iran are a Waste of Time (book review)

    05/10/2009 4:52:09 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 487+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2009 | Amir Taheri
    As the Obama administration prepares to engage Iran diplomatically, one question is paramount: Who are the men with whom the White House hopes to reach accommodation? In "Khomeini's Ghost," British journalist Con Coughlin finds some troubling answers. He identifies the "Supreme Guide" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the final decision-maker in the Islamic Republic and thus the interlocutor for Obama. "The powers entrusted to the Supreme Guide . . . compare favorably to those claimed by Europe's fascist dictators . . . with the added benefit of claiming divine inspiration." Next to the supreme guide, Coughlin says the Islamic Revolutionary Guard,...
  • A refugee from the Ayatollah

    03/18/2009 3:46:17 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 249+ views
    The Jewish Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2009 | Alex Kasriel
    An Iranian Jew recalls how she fled to Britain after Islamic militants took over her country 30 years ago When 18-year-old Jilla Youseffi said goodbye to her parents one morning in early 1979, she had no idea whether she would ever see them again. Youseffi was leaving her home in a well-heeled suburb of Tehran for the last time, heading for a new life in Britain where she would be safe from persecution by Islamic fundamentalists. The teenager was one of a number of young Iranian Jews who were being sent out of the country by their parents following the...
  • Queen of England: "Long Live the Iranian Revolution"

    02/16/2009 9:02:05 PM PST · by GoingBacktoCali · 14 replies · 1,020+ views
    Neocon Latina Blog ^ | 2/16/09 | GoingBacktoCali
    On the official website of UK embassy in Iran, the Queen of England passes along her "warmest greetings" to genocidal Iranian mullahs in celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran: Queen Elizabeth's message to the Iranian people (09/02/2009) It gives me great pleasure to send the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran my warmest greetings on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for good fortune and happiness in the coming year. Barf!!! What's up with these Royals? We all know that Prince Charles may have already converted to Islam. I...
  • Questions Remain Unexplored About Farris Hassan's Excellent Iraqi Adventure

    01/23/2006 12:55:29 PM PST · by Renfield · 8 replies · 1,025+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1-21-06 | Tom Blumer
    Sometimes a story just doesn't seem to be "all there." Cinnamon Stillwell suspected as much in a NewsBusters item on January 10: Call me overly suspicious, but the story of 16-year-old Farris Hassan traveling to Iraq on a whim strikes me as unbelievable. Hassan's interview with Rita Cosby of MSNBC, a Florida newspaper columnist's skepticism, and a January 18 posting by the Northeast Intelligence Network (NIN), which describes itself as "a small contingent of experienced investigators ..... founded by veteran private investigator Douglas J. Hagmann," all appear to confirm Stillwell's suspicions. What is known of Farris Hassan's saga at this...
  • Islamic revolution not limited to Iran: Ahmadinejad

    01/31/2009 7:41:29 AM PST · by Flavius · 5 replies · 479+ views
    afp ^ | 1/30/09 | afp
    TEHRAN (AFP) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that Iran's Islamic revolution was not limited to its borders, as the country paid tribute to the man who led the overthrow of the shah 30 years ago. "The revolution is lively and alive after 30 years," Ahmadinejad said at a ceremony marking the anniversary of the return from exile of the father of the revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. "We are still at the beginning of the path and greater changes are ahead. This thunderous revolution will continue until justice is implemented," the firebrand president said. "Although the Islamic revolution happened...