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  • Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

    07/21/2017 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender." Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing with Iran, the policy of containment crafted by George Kennan and pursued by nine U.S. presidents to bloodless victory in the Cold War. Why is containment surrender? "Because freedom is threatened everywhere so long as this dictatorship stays in power," says Gingrich. But how is our freedom threatened by a regime with 3 percent of our GDP that has been around since Jimmy Carter was president? Fortunately, Gingrich has found a leader to bring down...
  • 'Free Iran' Activists Report Hundreds of Acts of Defiance Inside the Country

    07/01/2017 12:08:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 4 replies ^ | 6/29/17 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Ahead of a large annual “Free Iran” gathering in Paris on Saturday, the exiled Iranian opposition movement says hundreds of incidents of risky expressions of support have been taking place inside Iran – from distribution of pamphlets to the appearance of posters and graffiti. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)/People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (MEK) says hundreds of videos and photos of the incidents have been taken in dozens of towns and cities, and compiled a sample in a video clip. Photos of NCRI leaders Maryam and Massoud Rajavi feature prominently, along with slogans which the...
  • Are U.S and Iran moving towards a military conflict?

    06/24/2017 7:44:41 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 26 replies
    freerepublic | Keyvan Salami
    On June 19, Iran Launched 7 medium-range ballistic missiles targeting ISIS in Syria. The same day a US Navy Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22. On June 20, a USAF F-15E blasted Iranian Shahed-129 armed drone out of the sky. The drone was shot down as it advanced toward the coalition-backed rebel outpost of At Tanf, near the southern Syrian border. In addition, Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, in a speech, harshly attacked the US and posted hostile tweets. “That US arms a terrorist group is what causes instability. Who created #ISIS? The US!... That the US joined the anti-ISIS...
  • Regime Change in Iran Appears Increasingly Attainable

    06/24/2017 5:01:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    Thirty years after President Reagan seized upon an historic opportunity to bring down the Iron Curtain, there are growing indications that President Trump can make similarly historic strides in the conflict between the US and the new Evil of our time: Islamic extremism. In its first five months, President Trump’s presidency has witnessed dramatic shifts from the policies normalized by the Obama administration. Few are as significant or wide-ranging as the changes in American dealings with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The new attitude enjoys rare bipartisan support in Congress, and with good cause. The conciliatory policy of Trump’s predecessor...
  • Iran and Middle East Instability

    06/03/2017 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | June 3, 2017 | Shahriar Kia
    The end result of Iran’s presidential election has created further rifts and launched a more intense power struggle amongst the regime’s senior ranks. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, fearing a repeat of the 2009 scenario of nationwide uprisings, failed to “engineer” the election results with the aim of unifying his regime apparatus. Khamenei sought to prepare conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi as his heir by first placing him in the presidency, similar to the process he himself went through. The elections, however, failed to provide such a finale and in fact prompted all candidates to unveil corruption in the most senior ranks....
  • Iran violating U.S. deal with secret nukes research, opposition group says

    04/21/2017 8:41:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Iran is cheating on its historical deal with the U.S. by secretly conducting research into nuclear weapons components such as bomb triggers and enriched uranium, the main Iranian opposition group said Friday. The regime is doing engineering and weaponization testing at a walled military complex south of Tehran, a location which Iran has declared off-limits to inspectors, said the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its main operational arm, the People’s Mujaheddin of Iran (MEK).
  • How Deep Was the Obama-Iran Relationship?

    02/09/2017 5:16:32 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies ^ | Amir Basiri
    The Obama administration’s effort to engage Iran remained a matter of suspicion until the 44th American president left the White House. Concerns began mounting especially after Obama turned his back on the 2009 uprising in parallel to the revelation of secret correspondence with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. As more light is shed, the more we realize how far this relationship expanded. Known members of Iran’s lobbies and others enjoyed unprecedented access to the White House. This new knowledge calls for a complete overhaul of the corrupt U.S. foreign policy establishment. *snip* And this is only a tip of the...
  • Trump Must Pressure Iran

    02/03/2017 6:45:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2017 | Heshmat Alavi
    Iran was involved in a long slate of aggressive measures up to the very doorsteps of President Donald Trump taking the helm in Washington. This concerning pattern of escalating extremism ironically increased following the Iran nuclear deal sealed between the P5+1 and Tehran, despite many in the West arguing such an accord would rein in the mullahs. And now, a new U.S. president has rightfully pinpointed “radical Islamic terrorists,” of which the root lies in Iran. Further to the mullahs’ advantage was the Obama administration’s reluctance to adopt any serious stance against Iran running its Shiite extremist rampage across the...
  • Iran’s President Challenged on student’s day

    12/10/2016 3:10:17 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 14 replies ^ | Dec 10,2016 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    By:Hassan Mahmoudi December 6th, is students day in Iran. This day marks the anniversary of martyrdom of three Iranian students shut dead at Tehran University by the Shah’s forces a day after widespread demonstrations that occurred in Iran in 1953. During the past decades the event has become a national day commemorated by Iran’s students. In recent years despite all the crackdown and suppression of students by the clerical regime the event has been commemorated in Iran, in particular by university students. After the 1979 revolution the Iranian regime misused Student’s day to their own political benefit. This year President...
  • The continuing reign of terror in Iran

    07/04/2016 3:34:37 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 9 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    Three years into the tenure of Hassan Rouhani who himself and many in the West promised to be a “moderate” and “reformist” poised to bring about change in Iran, we have only witnessed an unprecedented spike in human rights violations, including horrendous public floggings and especially executions. Overt 2,400 executions in the past three years is the report card Iran and Rouhani carry, with Amnesty International and many other international human rights organizations registering Iran sent nearly 1,000 people to the gallows in 2015 alone. Various religious minorities, including Arabs, Baha’is, Christians, Jews and others have also been targeted...
  • Iran hints at deal for al-Qaeda chief (they have mastermind of Riyadh bombings)

    05/27/2003 8:36:26 AM PDT · by dead · 19 replies · 129+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | May 28 2003 | Mark Forbes in Tehran
    Al-Qaeda's third-ranked leader and alleged mastermind of the Riyadh bombings has been seized in Iran, intelligence sources say. The United States has identified Saif al-Adel as the most senior al-Qaeda member linked to the attacks that killed 34 people, including one Australian, earlier this month. Intelligence sources said al-Adel, formerly Osama bin Laden's personal bodyguard, approved the bombing plans before his capture by Iranian security forces nine days before the attack. Iran is thought to want to handover al-Adel to Washington, in return for senior leaders in the anti-Iranian terrorist group, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK). He would probably be deported to...
  • Rudy Giuliani: “The ayatollah must go” (16 minute video)

    06/14/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 13, 2015 | Iranncr
    FRANCE, Paris: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a Republican candidate in the 2008 US presidential elections, spoke at a major Iran Freedom rally in Villepinte on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event was held at Parc des Expositions exhibition center. Giuliani said: "The ayatollah must go. He and Rouhani and Ahmadinejad and all of the rest of them should be put on trial for crimes against humanity for the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people they have killed, and it is about time we stop ignoring it. Where is our decency and morality? We have...
  • An Iranian crowd eager for democracy in Iran

    06/13/2015 10:05:14 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 3 replies
    June 13, 2015 | Keyvan Salami
    Paris – As the June 30 deadline approaches for a final nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, Iranians from all over the world overcrowded Villepinte Hall on Saturday June 13. They were Iranians from all walks of life with different tendencies, gathered in an annual meeting staged by National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The crowd wore Blue- colored shirts and stayed applauding the speakers for hours, featuring burning desire for freedom and democracy and demonstrating their desperate to topple the ayatollahs in Iran. Hundreds of figures and MPs from the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and the Middle...
  • Ex-CENTCOM leader blasts Obama's Iraq approach

    09/05/2014 6:37:55 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 5, 2014 | Howard Altman
    For years, Anthony Zinni, a retired Marine General who once ran U.S. Central Command, blistered the administration of George W. Bush for its handling of Iraq. Now Zinni is teeing up on President Barack Obama's approach in Iraq, saying he is "worried" by Obama's cautious approach to the current crisis and the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. "My God, we are the most powerful nation in the world," says Zinni, who was widely reported to have been passed over for the ambassadorship to Iraq in 2009 by Obama. "This is a moment we have to act. How many Americans getting...
  • Mandela’s Legacy Lives on in Iranian Resistance

    12/10/2013 11:12:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 10, 2013 | Ivan Sheehan
    On Tuesday the International community will recognize International Human Rights Day and reaffirm the fundamental truths enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Five days later, world leaders will gather to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former South African president Nelson Mandela at his ancestral home in the Eastern Cape. With the unforgiving spotlight on human rights issues and the moral courage of those who speak truth to power, it promises to be a difficult week for despots the world over. No more so is this the case than in Tehran where the clerical elite promotes...
  • Barack HUSSEIN Obama Acts As A Shield For Islamic Regimes: Iranian Freedom Fighters Exposed His Hand

    11/25/2013 2:46:14 PM PST · by AdinaF · 7 replies ^ | July 28, 2013 | Adina Kutnicki, Israel
    Many moons ago – at least in the time frame of too many ADD-afflicted westerners – the Islamist-in-Chief was immersed, as usual, in perpetual campaign mode and golf jaunts, all the while Iranian freedom fighters were slaughtered in their streets. Barely 4 years have passed since the leader of the free world ignored their pleas, as Iranians begged for assistance to remove the boot of the mullahs via the so called “twitter revolution“. Obama Inc’s national disgrace is amply described within the above Washington Times Editorial. It goes without saying, the Islamist-in-Chief has no interest in freeing the Mid East...
  • Profiles in Courage— Iranian Hunger Strikers in Iraq; Freedom Riders in American South

    11/23/2013 12:25:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 23, 2013 | Raymond Tanter
    Will President Obama show courage and save Iranians who seek a soft revolution in Iran? With the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s assassination on November 22, words from Profiles in Courage, cross paths with past, current, and future upheavals. They include a soft revolution in America, Arab revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, and a prospective revolution in Iran. Iranian dissidents held in prison-like conditions in Iraq are the true profiles in courage. Just like few dreamed that freedom riders and sit-in demonstrators would ignite the civil rights movement, it seems inconceivable that suffering of a few might ignite...
  • UN official: Iranian exiles’ deaths a wake-up call

    09/13/2013 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2013 11:59 AM EDT | Adam Schreck
    The killing of dozens of members of an Iranian dissident group that the Iraqi government wants out of the country should be “a wake-up call” to the international community, the acting U.N. envoy to Iraq said Friday as he pressed countries to do more to find them homes abroad. Members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, which is strongly opposed to Iran’s clerical regime, were welcomed into Iraq by Saddam Hussein in the 1980s during the brutal war with neighboring Iran. … A disputed Sept. 1 shooting at their longtime home in Camp Ashraf killed 52 MEK members—roughly half of the camp’s remaining...
  • UN team visits Iran exile camp hit by killings (Mujahedin-e-Khalq in Iraq)

    09/02/2013 6:40:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 2, 2013 9:11 AM EDT | Adam Schreck
    A United Nations investigative team on Monday visited a contentious Iranian dissident camp in Iraq where multiple residents were killed the previous day in unclear circumstances, as the Iraqi government pledged to launch its own probe into the bloodshed. The facts of what happened at Camp Ashraf are in dispute, including the number of those killed and how they died. … A statement issued by (Iraqi PM Nouri) al-Maliki’s office said the Iraqi government is committed to ensuring the safety of people living within its borders, although it also “stressed the necessity of transferring the MEK (Mujahedin-e-Khalq) members who are...
  • Iran dissidents in Iraq, accused of rights abuses, slam UN envoy

    07/16/2013 7:57:12 PM PDT · by nuconvert
    -excerpt- "A significant number of residents have reported to U.N. monitors that they are not free to leave the camp, to participate in the resettlement process offered by UNHCR, to contact family members outside Iraq, or to have contact with other relatives even within the camp itself," he said, referring to the U.N. refugee agency