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  • The tragic saga of the Iraqi who dared come to Israel

    05/14/2005 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Dana Rosenblatt
    Coiffed, groomed and impeccably suited, Mithal al-Alusi cuts an imposing figure at this trendy hotel. In the empty bar lounge, he makes himself at home to a breakfast of fresh fruit, strong coffee and a constant flow of cigarettes. The leader of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation is in town to promote his vision for a new Iraq and accept an accolade from an unlikely sponsor – the American Jewish Committee – who honored him with a Moral Courage award at their annual dinner last week. His act of courage was an attempt to break Iraq's long-standing taboo...
  • GLENN BECK's Homework: "Philip Dru Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow 1920 - 1935"

    05/27/2010 1:14:26 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 12 replies · 1,210+ views
    www.gutenberg.org and Glenn Beck ^ | 1911 and re-released "July 17, 2006" | Col. Edward Mandell House
    At the end of Glenn Beck's show on Fox News on May 26, 2010, he told us to find and read "Philip Dru: Administrator". This is a link to that story, so we can compare it with what Obama, ( read Barack Obama: Administrator. A History of Today. ) will do next. The book was written by Col. Edward Mandell House "Blueprint for Tyranny". Though Philip Dru: Administrator is written in the form of a novel to make it more acceptable to the general public, it is a blueprint for the radical socialist revolution that occurred in the United States...
  • 'Mousavi under house arrest, 10 reformist heads rounded up'(Iran Election)

    06/14/2009 12:30:13 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 1,601+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/13/2009 | Sabina Amidi
    Following the heaviest unrest in Teheran for years sparked by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidential election victory, Mir Hossein Mousavi, the main election challenger who had earlier rejected the results as fraudulent, was put under house arrest, his campaign leaders told the LA Times correspondent in Teheran on Sunday. Some reports said Mousavi had been detained en route to see Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. In addition, Iranian police arrested at least 10 leaders of two reformist groups who backed Mousavi, a party member claimed. "At least 10 members of the Islamic Iran Participation Front and the Islamic Revolution Mujahedeen Organisation were arrested...
  • THE GREAT REVOLT AGAINST CHRIST (OPEN THREAD)

    10/26/2008 11:41:24 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 7 replies · 483+ views
    Catholic Apologetics ^ | Father Michael Müller, C.S.S.R
    From the beginning of the world there have been two elements-the good and the bad-combating each other. " There must be scandals," says our Lord; St. Michael and Lucifer combat each other in heaven; Cain and Abel in the family of Adam; Isaac and Ismael in the family of Abraham; Jacob and Esau in the family of Isaac; Joseph and his brethren in the family of Jacob; Solomon and Absalom in the family of David; St. Peter and Judas in the company of Our Lord Jesus Christ; the Apostles and the Roman emperors in the Church of Christ; St. Francis...
  • DNCReform formally endorses John McCain for President of the United States.

    09/14/2008 12:11:50 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 5 replies · 142+ views
    DNCReform ^ | 9-14-08 | Staff
    DNCReform formally endorses John McCain for President of the United States and Sarah Palin for Vice President of the United States. Many of you are aware we (DNCRefom) chose not to jump on the John McCain bandwagon while genuine efforts were being made to see the actual Democratic Primary WINNER, Hillary Rodham Clinton, gain the nomination in Denver. Our efforts along with everyone else's were valiant but went ignored. We feel that the best presidential candidate to represent American is John McCain. We feel he will bring a much needed fiscal conservatism to Washington along with genuine change and reform...
  • GOP Reformers Face a Tough Fight

    07/18/2008 11:01:41 PM PDT · by kc8ukw · 13 replies · 164+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2008 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    The 11th commandment of politics is that elected officials shall not take sides in their party primaries. Then again, Missouri Republicans are burdened with so many sins, what's one more? For an insight as to why the GOP is down and out in Washington, take a look at Jefferson City. That's where Sarah Steelman, the state treasurer, is running in an Aug. 5 primary for the Missouri governorship. And it's where her reform campaign against earmarks and self-dealing is threatening the entrenched status quo, causing her own party to rise against her.
  • IRAN'S NEW PURGE - Slapping the 'Moderates'

    01/27/2008 6:09:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 132+ views
    NYPost ^ | January 26, 2008 | Amir Taheri
    IRAN'S NEW PURGE - Slapping the 'Moderates' January 26, 2008 -- OPPONENTS of taking a tough line on Iran have always claimed that imposing sanctions (not to mention threatening military action) would strengthen the Islamic Republic's most radical elements. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks to have bought that argument. Last week, she agreed to water down the new sanctions that her advisers had devised against the Islamic Republic. -excerpt- Events inside Iran, however, provide a different picture. The Council of the Guardians of the Constitution, a 12-man committee of mullahs and their legal advisers, this week rejected applications from...
  • A BAD IDEA DYING - 'REFORM' REJECTED BY PUBLIC, POLS

    09/28/2006 11:59:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 404+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 28, 2006 | GEORGE F. WILL
    UNALLOYED good news is rare, so rejoice: The fore most achievement of the political speech regulators - a k a campaign finance "reformers" - is collapsing. Taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns, which was in parlous condition in 2004, will die in 2008. In 2000 and 2004, George W. Bush declined public funding - and its accompanying restrictions on raising and spending money - for the primaries, as did Howard Dean and John Kerry in 2004. In 2004, candidates accepting taxpayer funding were restricted to spending $45 million before the conventions. Bush and Kerry raised $269.6 million and $234.6 million respectively...
  • President Says U.S. Standing With Moderates, Reformers

    09/24/2006 1:16:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2006 -- Civilized nations working together can defeat terrorism and help people of the Middle East build democratic societies, President Bush said yesterday in his weekly radio address to the nation. “All civilized nations, especially those in the Muslim world, are bound together in this struggle between moderation and extremism,” Bush said. “By working together, we will roll back this grave threat to our way of life, we will help the people of the Middle East claim their freedom, and we will leave a safer and more hopeful world for our children and grandchildren.” Earlier this...
  • The Truth About Tenet [UNBELIEVEABLE]

    12/19/2005 11:28:13 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 1,817+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | December 19, 2005 | Michael Ledeen
    James Jesus Angleton explains it all. "Oh, come on! You expect me to believe that?" I was recently back at the ouija board with my old friend, the late James Jesus Angleton, once upon a time the head of CIA Counterintelligence. I had wanted to talk to him about the latest warnings from the interminable 9/11 Commission, a.k.a. The Monologue That Will Not Die, that we hadn't done enough with homeland security. I knew his view of the commission was much like mine — namely that these guys need a day job. Or maybe a Caribbean cruise. Or maybe a...
  • Iran; Police attack protesters as hardline president prepares to take power

    07/22/2005 9:42:27 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 838+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday July 22, 2005 | Robert Tait in Tehran
    With bone-cracking brutality, the waves of baton-wielding police seemed to confirm what the already demoralised Iranian reform movement had been dreading: the dawn of a new era of political repression. Several hundred pro-reformists had gathered outside Tehran University to demand the release of a jailed dissident journalist, Akbar Ganji, who is in the fifth week of a hunger strike, when they were confronted by massed ranks of officers. In the melee, large numbers of demonstrators, including several women, were hurt. Among the injured were a former reformist MP, Mousavi Khoeini, who had a broken rib after being hit with an...
  • Islam does incubate terrorism

    07/12/2005 2:00:10 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 47 replies · 1,667+ views
    Telegraph ^ | July 12th , 05 | Mark Steyn
    'There are no Muslim terrorists. There are terrorists," Father Paul Hawkins of St Pancras parish church told his congregation on Sunday. "The people who carried out these attacks are victims of a false religion, be it false Christianity or false Islam." Oh, dear. "Britain can take it" (as they said in the Blitz): that's never been in doubt. The question is whether Britain can still dish it out. When events such as last Thursday's occur, two things happen, usually within hours if not minutes: first, spokespersons for Islamic lobby groups issue warnings about an imminent backlash against Muslims. In fairness...
  • Consider Reformers, Orders Ayatollah (Iran)

    05/23/2005 5:57:33 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 229+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-24-2005 | Tim Butcher
    Consider reformers, orders Ayatollah By Tim Butcher, Middle East Correspondent (Filed: 24/05/2005) Hardliners in Iran suffered a rare public rebuke from the country's supreme spiritual leader yesterday, when Ayatollah Ali Khamenei helped two reformist candidates running in the presidential election next month. Mostafa Moin State radio said Ayatollah Khamenei issued an official decree for the Guardian Council, an unelected body vetting all those standing for public office, to rethink its disqualification of reformists from the poll on June 17. International concern over Iran's nuclear programme gives this poll significance beyond the Middle East. The Ayatollah did not give his backing...
  • REFORMATION SUNDAY

    10/31/2004 1:06:55 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 62 replies · 744+ views
    Presbyterian Historical Society ^ | Sunday, October 31, 2004
    The Church celebrates Reformation Sunday on the last Sunday of October, commemorating a significant event in the history of the Reformed tradition. It was on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg... Reformation Sunday
  • Real Freedom - National Review Online (RE: Iran and State Dept)

    06/24/2004 8:04:42 AM PDT · by faludeh_shirazi · 1 replies · 148+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 24, 2004 | National Review Online
    Real FreedomState backs Iranian “reformers” — who don’t exist. Recently, the State Department has posted a 15-page document on its website under the title of "Voices Struggling to be Heard." This document has been presented as a "fact sheet," but much of it is more fiction than fact. Although it's a positive step on the part of the State Department to publish such a report in the first place, what is disappointing is that this publication is geared more towards promoting the so-called reformists in Iran than exposing human-rights violations by the Islamic regime. State Department: "Today the courageous voices...
  • CA: Reformers want Prop. 13 loopholes filled

    04/07/2004 10:17:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 291+ views
    OC Register ^ | 4/7/04 | Chris Knap AND Hanh Kim Quach
    <p>SACRAMENTO – Tax reformers challenged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday to eliminate corporate loopholes in Prop. 13 that they say have cost the state billions since 1978.</p> <p>"There is a hole at the heart of our tax system crying out for reform," said Lenny Goldberg of the California Tax Reform Association, a nonprofit backed by labor and teachers. "There was never any promise to large corporations that they wouldn't be reassessed under Prop. 13, and there's no reason for not doing it."</p>
  • How is Kerry like a Weeble?

    03/22/2004 9:03:01 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 15 replies · 128+ views
    Slate ^ | March 22, 2004, at 1:17 AM PT | Mickey Kaus
    Kf Switches Obsessions Plus, how is Kerry like a Weeble? By Mickey Kaus Posted Monday, March 22, 2004, at 1:17 AM PT It's win-win for the opponents of welfare reform. If welfare rolls had gone up during the last three years, they would have said, "See, the caseload drop that reformers have bragged about was all due to the economy." But, contrary to their predictions, rolls haven't gone up despite the recession and slow economy. No problem! They instead complain that the failure of the caseload to rise shows that welfare isn't helping those in need. [S]hawn Fremstad, a policy...
  • HARD LINERS WANT THE HEAD OF ALI AKBAR MOUSAVI-KHO’EINIA

    03/09/2004 3:36:23 PM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 167+ views
    Iran Press Service ^ | Mar. 8, 2004
    HARD LINERS WANT THE HEAD OF ALI AKBAR MOUSAVI-KHO’EINIA Iran Press Service March 8th 2004 Paris, France TEHRAN, 8 Mar. (IPS) Mr. Ali Akbar Mousavi-Kho’einiha, a reformist lawmaker came under strong attacks from the conservatives-controlled media on Monday for his remarks in the Majles on Sunday, criticising the Assembly of Experts for not doing its job properly in controlling the actions and performances of the leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i. As Mr. Kho’einiha was addressing the outgoing House, accusing the leader-controlled institutions such as the Council of the Guardians of trying to transform the Majles into a rubber stamp parliament, hard...
  • The Last Public Call to European Union's Leaders (Public Statement - Iran)

    03/08/2004 7:00:37 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 156+ views
    daneshjoo ^ | Mar. 8, 2004 | SMCCDI
    The Last Public Call to European Union's leaders SMCCDI (Public Statement) Mar 8, 2004 Mr. Blair, Mr. Chirac, Mr. Schroeder, Mr. Berlusconi and Mr.Klestil, Twenty-Five years of oppression, mass killing, barbarism, and mismanagement of our country by the Islamic republic and its indoctrinated technocrats have now brought Iran to the edge of collapse and civil war. As an increasing number of young Iranians are starting to shift towards armed struggle, the masses tired of 7 years of empty promises of reforms from within the theocratic system boycotted the sham elections of Feb. 20th in the greatest yet act of Civil...
  • ISLAMIC IRAN PARTICIPATION FRONT OFFICE SEALED OFF ('Reformists' Locked Out)

    02/20/2004 4:11:35 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 162+ views
    IranPressService ^ | Feb.19, 2004
    ISLAMIC IRAN PARTICIPATION FRONT OFFICE SEALED OFF TEHRAN, 19 Feb. (IPS) The office of the Islamic Iran Participation Front (IIPF), Iran’s largest political formation that controlled the outgoing Parliament was sealed on orders from the Judiciary, it was learned late Thursday night. The move, on the eve of the controversial elections, was expected, as the Judiciary, which is controlled by the leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i, had on Wednesday night shut down the party’s official organ Yas e No as well as the reformist daily Sharq. Mr. Ali Shakkoori-Raad, an outspoken reformist lawmaker barred by the leader-controlled...
  • The End of Illusions in Iran

    02/17/2004 8:41:52 PM PST · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 449+ views
    Arab News ^ | feb.17, 2004 | Amir Taheri
    The End of Illusions in Iran February 18, 2004 Arab News / Amir Taheri “We must turn a page and move on.” This is the advice that Ali Khamenei, the supreme guide of the Islamic Republic in Iran, gave to his compatriots earlier this week. He was referring to the parliamentary elections to be held on Friday and pre-arranged to ensure almost total victory for his own faction within the regime. Even a month ago, many would have predicted such an easy victory for the faction of which Khamenei is the figurehead. The rival faction, whose standard-bearer is supposed to...
  • Ayatollah's grandson emphasizes need for freedom, American help

    08/05/2003 12:09:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/05/03 | Borzou Daragahi
    <p>BAGHDAD — The grandson of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the fiery cleric who launched an anti-American Islamic revolution in Iran, said in an interview that his countrymen would accept U.S. military intervention to liberate their nation.</p> <p>"In Iran the people really need freedom, and freedom must come about. Freedom is more important than bread," Hussein Khomeini, 45, a midlevel cleric who has taken up temporary residence in Iraq, told The Washington Times.</p>
  • Khomeini grandson attacks 'religious dictators'

    08/04/2003 5:14:05 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 201+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 08/05/03 | Anton La Guardia
    A grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the late leader of Iran's Islamic revolution, has denounced the country's religious regime as "the worst dictatorship in the world", reminiscent of the "church during the Dark Ages in Europe".In extraordinary remarks that will outrage hardliners among Teheran's ruling mullahs, Hossein Khomeini almost seemed to invite America to overthrow the clerical regime, as it did to Saddam Hussein in Iraq.   Hossein Khomeini: feared by hardliners in Iran The fact that Mr Khomeini's comments were made during a visit to Iraq will stoke hardliners' fears that, under US sponsorship, Iraq's Shi'ite holy cities of Najaf...
  • Iran: Khatami Offers to Resign if Iran Wants

    07/12/2003 1:24:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 263+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 07/12/03 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    Middle East - AP Khatami Offers to Resign if Iran Wants 1 hour, 34 minutes ago By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran - President Mohammad Khatami (news - web sites) said in a speech he would resign if people want him to, amid growing public dissatisfaction over his failure to meet promises of democratic reform, a newspaper reported Saturday. It was the first time Khatami has publicly offered to resign. Iran's formerly popular president has come under increasing pressure in recent months to stand firm against unelected hard-line clerics and fulfill election promises of freedoms and democratic...
  • Iran: Revolutionary Guards issue an unprecedented warning

    07/21/2002 5:04:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 331+ views
    Iran Mania ^ | July 21 2002 | AFP
    TEHRAN, July 21 (AFP) - Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards Corps issued an unprecedented warning to reformers within the Islamic regime Sunday, saying they had exceeded all bounds in recent months by "openly supporting subversion on the streets." Opponents of the Islamic state, who had infiltrated the regime, were hoping to take advantage of the country's economic woes to sweep elections due over the next three years and introduce a secular regime amenable to the Islamic Republic's enemies, the Guards Corps's high command charged in a statement. The Guards would not stand idly by but would defend the revolution and the...