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  • Newt Gingrich allies in South Carolina and Florida smell victory

    01/18/2012 12:15:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 18, 2012 | John Gizzi
    Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich​’s outstanding debate performance on Monday and key endorsements could set the stage for a strong showing by Gingrich in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, which would position him for a possible win in the Florida primary on Jan. 31 and a chance at the Republican nomination for President this summer. That’s what the two former Republican U.S. Representatives who are chairing Gingrich’s campaign in those two key states told HUMAN EVENTS yesterday. Following what even Gingrich’s enemies say was a virtuoso performance in the debate at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Monday evening, former Reps. John Napier (S.C.) and...
  • Zot Is the Health of the State

    04/09/2010 11:29:45 AM PDT · by fascistsoup · 79 replies · 1,771+ views
    Fascist Soup ^ | 4/9/2010 | Michael Suede
    "The more terrifying the occasion for defense, the closer will become the organization and the more coercive the influence upon each member of the herd. War sends the current of purpose and activity flowing down to the lowest level of the herd, and to its most remote branches. All the activities of society are linked together as fast as possible to this central purpose of making a military offensive or a military defense, and the State becomes what in peacetimes it has vainly struggled to becomethe inexorable arbiter and determinant of mens business and attitudes and opinions" -Randolph Bourne Dear...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • US Requests Super Bunker Busting Missiles That Could Destroy Iran's Nuke Sites

    03/01/2005 7:40:13 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 69 replies · 2,047+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | March 1, 2005 | complied by Bill Gertz
    The United States wants to develop the capability to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities with air strikes.Officials said that the need for US capabilty to destroy underground nuclear facilites has spurred the renewal of the effort to create the so-called 'super bunker busters.'Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, issued the request for the weapon, termed the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator, in a letter sent to then Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham in January._Full Text, subscribers
  • Iranian Alert - January 18, 2005 - Statement from Pentagon on Latest Seymour Hersh Article & others

    01/17/2005 11:00:43 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 45 replies · 5,362+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.18.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)News Release On the Web: Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131 Public contact: or +1 (703) 428-0711 No. 046-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2005 Statement from Pentagon Spokesman Lawrence DiRita on Latest Seymour Hersh Article The Iranian regimes apparent nuclear ambitions and its demonstrated support for terrorist organizations is a global challenge that deserves much more serious treatment than Seymour Hersh provides in the New Yorker article titled The Coming Wars. Mr. Hershs article is so riddled with errors of fundamental...
  • Iranian Alert - January 17, 2005 - US Special forces 'on the ground' in Iran

    01/16/2005 10:02:49 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 45 replies · 4,469+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.17.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story US Special forces 'on the ground' in IranIan TraynorMonday January 17, 2005The GuardianAmerican special forces have been on the ground inside Iran scouting for US air strike targets for suspected nuclear weapons sites, according to the renowned US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. In an article in the latest edition of the New Yorker, Mr Hersh, who was the first to uncover the US human rights abuses against Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison last year, reports that Pakistan, under a deal with Washington, has been supplying information on Iranian military sites and on its nuclear programme,...
  • Iranian Alert - January 16, 2005 - "Jordan receives photo of al-Zarqawi with Iran military chiefs"

    01/15/2005 6:43:07 PM PST · by freedom44 · 50 replies · 7,861+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1/15/05 | Freedom44
    Top Story Jordan King receives photo of al-Zarqawi, Iran military chiefs Sat. 15 Jan 2005 Paris, Jan. 15 A photo showing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian born mastermind behind the latest spate of bombings in Iraq, standing with senior commanders of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was seen by Jordan's King Abdullah II last month, according to an Algerian journalist. "The Islamic Republic's Foreign Minister did not attend the Amman conference of Iraq's neighbors in response to accusations made by Jordan's King Abdullah II", Atwan Tazakrat on Thursday told US-based Radio Farda. "Fifteen days earlier, Jordanian intelligence...
  • Iranian Alert - January 15, 2005 - Soros supports mullahs: The left embraces yet another enemy

    01/15/2005 12:25:41 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 34 replies · 10,606+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.15.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Soros supports mullahs: The left embraces yet another enemy Posted: January 14, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern On Jan. 13, 2005, the pro-mullah American-Iranian Council joined forces with George Soros's Open Society Institute to host Javad Zarif, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, to give a talk titled, "The View from Tehran." Soros did not waste any time after supporting with millions of his own money John Kerry's losing 2004 presidential bid. Even before George Bush could be inaugurated the second time, Soros was rolling out the carpet for the mullah's top man in New York. Soros...
  • Iranian Alert - January 14, 2005 - Iranian agent arrested for al-Qaida ties

    01/14/2005 2:00:33 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 3,246+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.14.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian agent arrested for al-Qaida ties Connects Tehran to Osama bin Laden's terror network Posted: January 13, 20051:50 p.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein An Iranian agent was arrested yesterday in Kuwait for ties to recent al-Qaida-related attacks in several Middle Eastern countries, according to a popular Mideast radio network. Sawa Radio, which broadcasts throughout the Middle East, reported the unnamed Iranian agent was apprehended by Kuwaiti security forces after intelligence implicated his involvement in an al-Qaida terror network with prior information on recent attacks in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this week, two Kuwaiti security forces were...
  • Iranian Alert - January 13, 2005 - Israeli think tank: Only U.S. can neutralize Iran

    01/13/2005 12:20:47 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 26 replies · 7,920+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.13.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Israeli think tank: Only U.S. can neutralize Iran SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMWednesday, January 12, 2005 TEL AVIV An Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities would pose greater risks than benefits, a new report concluded.The Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies said an Israeli attack on Iran would fail to either destroy all of its nuclear facilities or halt the program. The report said Teheran could retaliate by launching massive rocket and missile strikes on the Jewish state from either Iran or Lebanon.In 1981, Israeli F-16 multi-role fighters destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor in a single bombing...
  • Iranian Alert - January 12, 2005 - EU Lessens Nuclear Issue in Iranian Trade Talks

    01/12/2005 1:46:19 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 3,568+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.12.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU Lessens Nuclear Issue in Iranian Trade Talks [Excerpt] January 12, 2005 Marc Champion and Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck Trade talks between the European Union and Iran to be reopened today won't be linked directly to progress on controlling Iran's nuclear ambitions, EU officials said. The talks, aimed at securing a Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Iran , were frozen in 2003. They now are being reopened as a result of Iran's Nov. 15 agreement with Britain, France and Germany to suspend its uranium-enrichment program temporarily. Even if nuclear watchdogs were to catch Iran...
  • Iranian Alert - January 11, 2005 - Iran may resume uranium enrichment in March

    01/11/2005 12:17:59 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 30 replies · 7,005+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.11.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran may resume uranium enrichment in March 10 Jan 2005 13:32:47 GMT Source: Reuters By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Iran may resume uranium enrichment -- which can be used to make atomic bombs -- in March if talks with the European Union fail to yield satisfactory progress, a senior Iranian security official said on Monday.Even if the talks go well, Hossein Mousavian told Reuters Tehran was only prepared to extend until June the enrichment freeze it began in late November in an effort to disprove U.S. accusations it is seeking nuclear weapons. "The...
  • Iranian Alert - January 10, 2005 - Iran Won't Allow Military Equipment Inspection

    01/10/2005 1:56:41 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 33 replies · 6,314+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.10.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Won't Allow Military Gear Inspection Monday January 10, 2005 5:16 AMAP Photo NY114 By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran will allow U.N. nuclear experts to take environmental samples at a military site the United States links to an alleged nuclear weapons program but won't allow them to inspect military equipment, the foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, said last week that Iran had agreed to grant access to the site at Parchin, just southeast of Tehran, and that his inspectors...
  • Iranian Alert - January 9, 2005 - 25 years after revolution, Iranians eager to change regime

    01/08/2005 9:23:12 PM PST · by freedom44 · 27 replies · 5,850+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 01/09/05 | Freedom44
    Top Story Saturday January 8, 2005 The Guardian Twenty-five years after the revolution, Kevin Rushby meets a new generation eager to shake off the fundamentalist legacy The world was gone mad. The coach was a Volvo and on the door it said Millwall Football Club. The sound system was playing Elvis as we boarded,"... we can't go on together with suspicious minds..." and the video was Indecent Exposure with Clooney and Zeta-Jones. Outside the door, men were finishing their Winston cigarettes. A girl wore Levi jeans and touched the sticking plaster on her surgically improved nose. A mad world...
  • Iranian Alert - January 8, 2005 - Iranian opposition exposes another secret nuke plant

    01/08/2005 1:41:44 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 30 replies · 7,099+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.8.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Group discloses secret nuke effort By Jennifer Joan Lee THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS The Iranian opposition group that exposed the nation's covert nuclear weapons program two years ago said yesterday that supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the effort to continue in secret.The opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), also disclosed the existence of what it said is a new uranium enrichment facility in central Iran that is nearing completion. Speaking to reporters in Paris yesterday, Mohammad Mohaddessin, chairman of the NCRI's Foreign Affairs Committee, said the Iranian regime is...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 65 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrn Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • Iranian Alert - January 7, 2005 - Rice's deputy signals less confrontational US foreign policy

    01/07/2005 1:28:31 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 2,125+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.7.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rice Is Said to Pick Trade Negotiator as DeputyBy STEVEN R. WEISMAN Published: January 7, 2005 ASHINGTON, Jan. 6 - Moving to assemble a pragmatic team as secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice has selected Robert B. Zoellick, the administration's top trade negotiator, as her deputy and is considering two veteran diplomats with reputations as moderates for the No. 3 job, administration officials said on Thursday.The officials said that the under secretary of state for political affairs, the third-ranking post at the department that is reserved for a member of the foreign service bureaucracy, would probably be...
  • Iranian Alert - January 6, 2005 - Intel Drone Crashes in Iran?

    01/06/2005 1:23:19 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 20 replies · 3,630+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.6.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Intel Drone Crashes in Iran?DEBKAfile Exclusive: Unidentified drone crashes at Arak nuclear site in central Iran, according to sources close to Iranian Revolutionary Guards ex-commander Rezai. Evidence in wreckage of intelligence-gathering at presumed uranium enrichment site. Last week, Iranian air force commander said mystery aircraft reported by witnesses over sensitive sites would be shot down.
  • Iranian Alert - January 5, 2005 - Risks of appeasing Iran's mullahs

    01/05/2005 12:26:47 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 25 replies · 4,848+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.5.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Risks of appeasing Iran's mullahs[Excerpt]By Struan Stevenson Iran's increasing meddling in Iraq and its defiance in its nuclear weapons program pose the greatest challenge to peace and security in Iraq and the whole Middle East, as we enter 2005. ... Its proxies in that country, including the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), have put forward a united slate, hoping to gain a majority in the newly elected parliament, whose primary task is to draft Iraq's future constitution. The Iranian clerics have never been so close to realizing their decades-old dream of erecting a...
  • Iranian Alert - January 4, 2005 - Influencing Iran's Nuclear Activities through Major Powers

    01/03/2005 11:37:03 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 2,953+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.4.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Number 936 December 30, 2004 Influencing Iran's Nuclear Activities through Major Power Cooperation Patrick Clawson This is the second part of a two-part series on diplomacy surrounding the Iranian nuclear program and discusses the role of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, with particular focus on Russia and China. The first part appeared as PolicyWatch 928 on December 16. The Iran nuclear issue will be on the international agenda in the coming months. The often-postponed visit to Tehran by the head of Russia's Atomic Energy Agency (Minatom) Alexander Rumyantsev to sign an agreement...
  • What Dems, Press Won't Tell About Bush's Win Against Muslim Murderers

    01/03/2005 9:28:14 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 6 replies · 968+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Jan. 3, 2005 | Grant Swank
    WASHINGTON DC -- Fifty million humans have been LIBERATED, NOT COLONIALIZED, BY THE UNITED STATES. They live in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior, mortals there lived under two morally rotting regimes from The Pit. Fifty million people. Count them and give thanks for freedom spread. That liberation goal is what the US President pronounced to the world as his chief purpose for sitting in the Oval Office, though Dems and liberal press dont want to get the clear, repeated message. Of course, they do get the message; but they are not driven to encourage liberties elsewhere. They are motivated by their...
  • Iranian Alert - January 3, 2005 - Iraq's Shiites rule out Iran model

    01/02/2005 11:47:58 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 2,804+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.3.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iraq's Shiites rule out Iran model Monday, January 3, 2005 Political coalition says it won't create an Islamic theocracyBAGHDAD In a surprise press conference Sunday, leaders of the Shiite-dominated coalition that is expected to prevail in national elections sought to dispel fears that they are under the secret sway of Iran, or have any desire to create an Islamic theocracy. Speaking in offices that were damaged by a car bomb just six days before, leaders of the United Iraqi Alliance urged disaffected Sunnis to join in the elections for a National Assembly, scheduled for Jan. 30....
  • Iranian Alert - January 2, 2005 - Iran's Peace Prize Laureate to run for Presidency

    01/01/2005 9:32:03 PM PST · by freedom44 · 27 replies · 4,366+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1/2/05 | Freedom44
    Top StoryIran's Ebadi to run for presidency LONDON, Jan 1 (IranMania) According to Iran Daily, news sources on Friday reported of Peace Prize Laureate, Iranian Shririn Ebadi's candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections. 14 groups such as the Council in Defense of Prisoners' Rights along with independent human rights advocates are to form a coalition to back Ebadi's candidacy. This is while according to Iran's Guardian Council, the controversial term ' Rejal' explicitly mentioned in Iran's constitution in defining the characteristics of the presidential hopefuls refers to the masculinity of the candidates. Thus it is still unknown what...
  • Iranian Alert - January 1, 2005 - Iraqi Prime Minister warns Iran, Syria to stop disrupting peace

    01/01/2005 1:07:41 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 3,241+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.1.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iraqi Prime Minister warns Iran, Syria to stop disrupting peace Fri. 31 Dec 2004 Iran FocusBaghdad, Dec. 31 - The Iraqi interim-Prime Minister, Ayad Allawi, speaking on Iraqi TV today echoed comments made yesterday by Iraqs Defence Minister, about Iranian and Syrian meddling in Iraq. There are countries which host those who are involved in activities that are harmful to the people of Iraq, he said. Allawi made the comments in response to a question by Al-Iraqiah satellite TV channel on Iranian and Syrian meddling in Iraq and the recent evidence that had been obtained in...
  • Iranian Alert - December 31, 2004 - Iran, Russia to study UFOs

    12/30/2004 11:16:38 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 34 replies · 9,378+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.31.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran, Russia to study UFOs Scientific probe amid rash of sightings in Eastern Hemisphere Posted: December 30, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern Image taken from infrared video of UFOs in Mexico in May With a rash of recent sightings of unidentified flying objects in the Eastern Hemisphere, Russia and Iran have agreed to jointly study the UFO phenomenon. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, the two nations are stressing "expansion of bilateral cooperation particularly in space research and construction of satellites." In addition to the scientific look at UFOs, Russia and Iran are finalizing agreement for...
  • Iranian Alert - December 30, 2004 - Car bomb work of Iranian intelligence: Najaf chief of police

    12/29/2004 9:23:24 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 28 replies · 4,223+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.30.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Car bomb work of Iranian intelligence: Najaf chief of police Wed. 29 Dec 2004 Iran FocusBaghdad, Dec. 29 - The police chief in Najaf said that the commander of three terrorists arrested on Sunday in connection with a car bomb that exploded in the holy city, had extensive connections to Irans Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). He said that intelligence for when and where to attack was given by an MOIS agent to the terrorist cells. Iraqi security forces had received information regarding a possible attack. The chaotic security situation, due to the burial ceremony...
  • Iranian Alert - December 29, 2004 - Iraq and Iran

    12/29/2004 12:39:48 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 20 replies · 3,683+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.29.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iraq and Iran It may be a positive sign that when campaigning began for elections scheduled for Jan. 30 in Iraq, the first hot-button issue raised by Iraqi politicians was the specter of Iranian influence. American officials as well as Arab leaders are breaking no new ground when they warn in public about Iranian meddling in Iraq. They are fearful of Tehran for geopolitical reasons. They don't want Iranian-style theocracy to spread beyond Iran's borders. But it is an exhilarating novelty for Iraqis to be open about such a politically sensitive subject without fear of being...
  • Iranian Alert - December 28, 2004 - Grand Strategy in the Second Term

    12/27/2004 11:02:07 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 2,577+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.28.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Grand Strategy in the Second TermJohn Lewis Gaddis From Foreign Affairs, January/February 2005 Summary: In his first four years, George W. Bush presided over the most sweeping redesign of U.S. strategy since the days of F.D.R. Over the next four, his basic direction should remain the same: restoring security in a more dangerous world. Some midcourse corrections, however, are overdue. Washington should remember the art of speaking softly and the need for international legitimacy. John Lewis Gaddis is Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale. RECONSIDERATIONSSecond terms in the White House open the way for...
  • Iranian Alert - December 27, 2004 - Choices on Iran

    12/26/2004 9:43:30 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 25 replies · 2,851+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.27.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Choices on Iran New York Sun Staff Editorial December 23, 2004 President Bush surely mis-underestimated himself when he spoke, during a year-end press conference this week, of his reliance on European allies to achieve American aims in Iran. "We're relying upon others, because we've sanctioned ourselves out of influence with Iran," Mr. Bush said. It can't be a good sign when the president of a superpower is going around claiming he lacks influence. It's not even accurate.The fact is that there are plenty of ways in which Mr. Bush could exercise influence on Iran. He could...
  • Iranian Alert - December 26, 2004 - "Unclear UFO's worry Tehran"

    12/25/2004 9:54:19 PM PST · by freedom44 · 61 replies · 8,070+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12/26/04 | Freedom44
    Top News - By Ali Akbar Dareini Tehran: Irans Air Force has been ordered to shoot down any unknown or suspicious flying objects in Irans airspace, an Air Force spokesman said on Saturday amid state-media reports of sightings of flying objects near Irans nuclear installations. "All anti-aircraft units and jet fighters have been ordered to shoot down the flying objects in Irans airspace," spokesman of the regular Army, Air Force Colonel Salman Mahini, said. Flying object fever has gripped Iran after dozens of reported sightings in the summer and in recent weeks. State-run media has reported sightings of unknown...
  • Spanish FM due in Iran January

    12/25/2004 11:42:14 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 435+ views ^ | 12-24-04
    Spanish Foregin Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos will visit Iran late next January, it was reported on Friday. Moratinos is going to visit Iran on a four-day regional tour of the Middle East, the report added. The visit will be the first by a Spanish official since the new government took office in last May.
  • U.S. arrested 2 Zarqawi-linked leaders in Iraq

    12/25/2004 9:35:39 AM PST · by Dog · 48 replies · 2,756+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | December 25 2004 | AlClick
    The U.S. forces said that they arrested two Zarqawi-linked leaders in Ramadi. The U.S. army announced on Saturday that it arrested two key leaders of a group claiming links to Abu Musab Al Zarqawi in the Iraqi city of Ramadi. The military said in a statement that the two men "were cell leaders for a local Zarqawi-affiliated terrorist group that is operating" in the Al Anbar province, which includes the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi. The statement added that the group "kidnapped and executed 11 Iraqi National Guardsmen" and that it was responsible for a number of car explosions and...
  • Iranian Alert - December 25, 2004 - A Special Christmas Story: Our Iranian Freeper Is Finally Safe!

    12/25/2004 12:12:25 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 49 replies · 4,539+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.25.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A Special Christmas Story by Joe Katzman at December 25, 2004 03:23 AM I haven't talked about this, but over the past few weeks a number of bloggers have been working to help a certain gentleman escape from a dangerous situation in Iran and find freedom. Our Iranian friend is now out of the country and in a safe location, with people on the ground set up to help his transition and a refugee application in progress. I'm told that our Iranian friend extends his profound gratitude to the crew of elves (Gary Metz, Emily, Jack...
  • Armenia To Deploy Troops To Iraq

    12/24/2004 12:43:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies · 1,254+ views
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) Armenia's parliament voted Friday to send 46 non-combat troops to Iraq, a move that was backed by President Robert Kocharian but drew sharp criticism from many Armenians and opposition groups. After more than seven hours of debate behind closed doors, lawmakers in the National Assembly voted 91-23, with one abstention, to send the contingent, which will include bomb-disposal experts, doctors and transport specialists. The troops could be deployed to Iraq as early as next month and could serve in Iraq for up to a year, said Defense Minister Serzh Sarkisyan, adding that the contingent would only conduct...
  • Hell hath no fury like a political party scorned [WA gov race]

    12/24/2004 4:08:32 PM PST · by sionnsar · 74 replies · 2,516+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 12/24/2004 | ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr.
    All Washington state wants for Christmas is a new governor.Just when it seems as if Indecision 2004 could not get more serpentine, surreal or saddled with conspiracy theories, some monstrosity, like a fanged beast from an old black-and-white movie, jumps out. The latest twist involves bloodsuckers with briefcases: lawyers. Attorneys and political consultants are now scrambling after the results of a second recount yesterday gave Democrat Christine Gregoire a 130-vote edge. That margin appears to give her a decisive victory over Republican Dino Rossi in the closest and most bizarre governor's race in American history.Legal shrieks and cries of electoral...
  • NYT: Democrats Weigh De-emphasizing Abortion as an Issue - Reassessing touchstone election issues

    12/24/2004 7:08:45 AM PST · by OESY · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 24, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 - Democratic leaders say their party needs to de-emphasize the issue of abortion rights, concerned that Republicans have hurt the Democratic Party by portraying it as an uncompromising champion of abortion. In interviews and public appearances since Election Day, Democratic officials have said that the party should open its doors to abortion opponents and that candidates should make abortion a less central focus of future campaigns. Party leaders said they were not abandoning their fundamental support for abortion rights, but said Democrats should consider accepting some restrictions that enjoy popular support - like parental notification when teenagers...
  • Afghan and coalition troops capture Taliban suspects; attack leaves two dead

    12/24/2004 1:24:08 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 12 replies · 840+ views
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | Friday December 24
    Afghan troops captured 10 suspected Taliban fighters in a raid on their hideout in southern Kandahar province following an attack against a local police chief that left two people dead, the governor's spokesman said Friday. The raid occurred Wednesday on a mountain road in Miyanashi, north of the city of Kandahar, said Khalid Pashtun, a spokesman for the governor. He said the 10 rebels were overwhelmed by about 80 Afghan soldiers and gave up without a fight. The raid followed an attack in the area on Miyanashi's police chief, Khadr Jan, whose convoy was ambushed as he traveled along the...
  • Iranian Alert - December 24, 2004 [EST] - Iranians lying, cheating for nukes

    12/24/2004 12:34:21 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 5,343+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.23.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranians lying, cheating for nukes Posted: December 24, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern The mullahs of Iran have given the E.U.-3 and the International Atomic Energy Agency their word that they will stop enriching uranium and, after negotiating back and forth for weeks, they are allowing for IAEA verification. That was the word at the end of November. So, we can all stop worrying, right? Not so fast. Not even one month later, and the mullahs have created enough exceptions to fly a Shahab-3 through. First, the Iranians insisted they needed to keep some 20 or 30...
  • An Islamic Reformation - (An Arab for Israel speaks!)

    12/23/2004 5:04:57 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 725+ views
    Born and raised a Muslim, I grew up in Gaza and Cairo at a time when Gamal Abdel Nasser committed Egypt to unifying the Arab world and destroying Israel. Egypt mobilized the Arabs of Gaza and encouraged the fedayeen to make cross-border attacks into Israel. My father, a high-ranking Egyptian officer, was killed as a result of one of these operations in Gaza. After my father's death attention was lavished on our family - for a few weeks. However, widows of shahids, like my poor mother, were left holding the bag alone in a culture that respects only families headed...
  • CREATING A BRAVE NEW DEMOCRATIC WORLD - (Super Joe Scarborough socks it to the NY Times!)

    12/23/2004 6:05:45 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 657+ views
    No longer will Shiites be assassinated by Saddam's Sunnis if they dare to tell their followers to worship G-d in their own unique way. No longer will Kurds worry about whether their political acts will lead to their children and wives dying unimaginably gruesome deaths. A Stalinist leader who allowed Sunnis to rule by tyranny is in prison, the oppressed are on the verge of being liberated by our country, and the New York Times is bitching about it. What's wrong with this picture?
  • Mississippi leads the nation in charitable giving (Good Red/Blue State Comparison-See Comment #1

    11/10/2004 3:31:03 PM PST · by pookie18 · 100 replies · 5,439+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 11/10/04 | LAURA WALSH (AP)
    HARTFORD, Conn. - New England states making more, giving less Mississippi retains its title as the most giving state for the eighth consecutive year, according to the 2004 Generosity Index created by Catalogue for Philanthropy. Following right behind are Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee. New England residents continue to earn more and give back less, according to the annual index of charitable giving. Connecticut ranks first when it comes to making money, but joins New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in falling to the very bottom of the 2004 Index. The survey is based on the average adjusted income...
  • Former CT Governor Rowland will plead GUILTY, may do JAIL TIME for corruption

    12/23/2004 5:59:17 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 50 replies · 3,114+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/23/04 | RaceBannon
    Rowland Plea Deal Expected 8:26 AM EST,December 23, 2004 By JON LENDER, The Hartford Courant Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned July 1 amid a scandal over his acceptance of gifts and favors from state contractors and others, is expected to appear today in U.S. District Court in New Haven to enter a guilty plea under an agreement that would send him to jail, the Courant has learned. The potential plea is the result of sensitive plea negotiations between Rowland and federal prosecutors who were gearing up to seek an indictment of the Republican former governor early next year...
  • Kerry Jumps Into Ohio Recount

    12/23/2004 9:55:38 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 235 replies · 10,114+ views
    Unnamed Sources | 12/23/2004
    John F. Kerry has indicated through sources close to the Democrat party that he intends file papers supporting the Green Party/Libertarian Party recount effort in Ohio. Kerry's filings will consist of a request for expedited discovery as it pertains to a voting machine system known as Triad Systems, and secondly, a motion for a preservation order to preserve evidence in the same matter. These filings are to be made in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Rep. John Conyer of Michigan and the ranking minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, has plans to ask...
  • Bush to Renominate 20 Judges Whom Democrats Have Resisted

    12/23/2004 2:28:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 143 replies · 4,010+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 23, 2004 | DAVID STOUT
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 - President Bush plans to renominate 20 candidates for federal judgeships who have been unable to win confirmation in the Senate, the White House said today, in a signal that the president is ready for a showdown early next year. "An effective and efficient judicial system is vital to ensuring justice for all Americans," the White House said. "The president nominated highly qualified individuals to the federal courts during his first term, but the Senate failed to vote on many nominations." Senate Democrats have maintained for months that they have routinely confirmed nominees who are not right-wing...
  • Lithuania quick to ratify EU charter (groan alert)

    11/25/2004 7:32:23 PM PST · by inquest · 8 replies · 760+ views
    Reuters, AP ^ | 11-12-04
    VILNIUS, Lithuania - Lawmakers ratified the newly signed European Union Constitution on Thursday, making Lithuania, a new member, the first country in the 25-member bloc to approve the historic document.Eighty-four members of the 141-seat Seimas, or Parliament, voted to ratify the document, while four voted against it and three abstained. Fifty lawmakers were not present. Under Lithuanian law, it takes 57 votes to approve an international treaty.Members of the bloc signed the constitution Oct. 29 in Rome, and the charter is expected to take effect in 2007.The document must be ratified by the legislatures of all EU states in 2005...
  • Hungarian Parliament ratifies Constitution

    12/23/2004 4:52:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 546+ views
    EU Observer ^ | Dec 21 2004 | Richard Carter
    There were eight abstentions and 64 members of the parliament were absent at the time of the vote, according to the BBC. However, the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the Constitution was easily achieved and Budapest becomes the second EU state after Lithuania to ratify the text. The Constitution needs to be ratified by all 25 member states to come into force. If all countries pass the Constitution, it will come into force on 1 November, 2006. Latvia is expected to be next to ratify the Treaty in January. At least nine countries are planning to hold a referendum on...
  • No Beating About the Bush (The Asian op/ed Rush just excerpted)

    12/23/2004 9:46:52 AM PST · by quidnunc · 10 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Daily Times [Lahore, Pakistan] ^ | December 23, 2004 | Razi Azmi
    I can definitely live with Bush as US president or as the worlds sole policeman for eight years or longer, but would hate to spend even eight days under the Talibans theocracy, Saddams dictatorship or a regime of Ayatollahs. I have a strong feeling that the vast majority of people everywhere feel the same way A fellow columnist and friend thinks that I am soft on Bush. Considering the degree of President George Bushs unpopularity in Pakistan and worldwide, it would be an understatement to say that most readers will concur with his view. When Bush is the...
  • Israel Is 'Stealing Palestinian Children's Eyes,' Iranian TV Series Says

    12/23/2004 3:05:43 AM PST · by kattracks · 51 replies · 2,173+ views ^ | 12/23/04 | Susan Jones
    ( - A weekly TV series now airing in Iran claims the Israeli government is "stealing Palestinian children's eyes." According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, a group that monitors Arab and Iranian TV channels, the TV series premiered in Iran on Dec. 13 and airs every Monday on Iran's Sahar 1 TV station. MEMRI said the drama (called "For You, Palestine," or "Zahra's Blue Eyes") was written and directed by former Iranian education ministry official Ali Derakhshn. The series is set in Israel and the West Bank, and it details an Israeli plot to harvest organs from...