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  • F-35 Versus European Competition

    07/19/2006 7:10:06 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 173 replies · 7,982+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 14 jun 06 | Anon
    The F-35 (recently named the Lightning II) is due to enter service soon. While the F-22 is widely seen as the ultimate air-to-air machine, the F-35 is described as a multi-role aircraft. How does the F-35 compare in the air-to-air mission against likely competitors like the French Rafale, the Swedish Gripen, and the multi-national Eurofighter? The Rafale, Gripen, and Eurofighter are all in service or expected to enter service in 2006. All of them boast some of the best electronics suites ever to appear in combat aircraft. All have top speeds approaching 2,000 kilometers an hour. All three aircraft carry...
  • Iranian Alert - May 18, 2006 - Ahmadinejad to write another letter [invite to Islam]

    05/17/2006 6:27:27 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies · 1,271+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/17/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Payvand Tehran, May 17, IRNA-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intends to write another letter but it will not be for a political figure, "informed sources" were quoted on Wednesday. The Persian-language daily, Tosse'e, quoted the sources as saying Ahmadinejad's second letter is expected to be sent next week. According to the daily, the president, in an April 24 interview, said that he "will again send messages to leaders of certain world powers calling their attention to the state of the world and inviting them to imbibe the message of the Divine Prophets which happens to be also the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 17, 2006 - EU considers giving Iran a nuclear reactor

    05/17/2006 2:15:35 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 915+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU considers giving Iran a nuclear reactor. Yahoo News reported that European nations are considering adding a light-water reactor to a package of incentives meant to persuade Tehran to give up uranium enrichment. China approves of the idea. The New York Times reported that China said it supported European efforts to create a new package of incentives for Iran as a way of resolving the standoff over its nuclear program. The report added that Europe would not offer Iran security guarantees against potential threats by its neighbors. The CIA's history of over estimating the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 16, 2006 - The under reported "Achilles heel" of the Iranian Regime: Its workers

    05/16/2006 6:58:33 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 818+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The under reported "Achilles heel" of the Iranian Regime: Its workers. Amir Taheri, Arab News challenged the perception that the internal opposition to the present Iranian regime is marginal. Pointing to recent new reports, Iran's urban working class that has just started to flex its muscles. It showed its force with the biggest May Day demonstration ever seen in the Middle East. The participants made no secret of the fact that they were unhappy with the Khomeinist system as a whole.   Hitchens: Bush should speak directly to the Iranian people. Christopher Hitchens, Slate argued that...
  • Iranian Alert - May 15, 2006 - Iran preemptively says NO! to EU3

    05/15/2006 7:13:23 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 755+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran preemptively says NO! to EU3. Reuters reported that EU foreign ministers will meet on Monday to agree initiatives on Iran's nuclear program.Chron.com reported that Iran's president said Sunday that any European proposal that demanded an end to his country's uranium enrichment activities would be unacceptable.   Pressure builds for direct talks with Iran. CNN News reported that Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser under former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, said Sunday that the United States should open direct talks with Iran over its nuclear program.Rooz Online reported that "reformist" analysts believe the US will likely...
  • Iranian Alert - May 14, 2006 - Brzezinski rips Bush foreign policy [Jimmy's foreign advisor]

    05/14/2006 11:07:37 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 1,204+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/14/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story TheStar Zbigniew Brzezinski former Canadian and a McGill alumnus who rose to be Jimmy Carter's national security adviser knows a thing or two about the broader Middle East, including Iran, having lived through the American hostage crisis on his watch. I first met him in the 1980s in Pakistan while returning from Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, where he had helped initiate American support for the Afghan resistance. On cutting off aid to the Palestinians for having elected Hamas, he said: "I think the American foreign policy is mindless. "When Likud came to power in 1977, it...
  • Iranian Alert - May 13, 2006 - Chavez 'We pray to Allah for no war on Iran'

    05/13/2006 11:46:37 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies · 1,609+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/13/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Judeoscope IRNA: Venezuelas Hugo Chvez prays for Irans Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Venezuelas visiting President Hugo Chavez said here Friday Caracas supports the Islamic Republic of Iran. Vienna - Speaking to IRNA on the sidelines of the EU-Latin America Summit, Chavez said, "We pray to `Allah that no war would be launched against Iran!" The Venezuelan President added, "We believe the Iranian nations campaign is our own nations, and we ask the world countries to respect Irans independence." He concluded stressing, "We are on the side of the Iranian nation and pray for President Ahmadinejad." The EU-Latin America-Caribbean...
  • Iranian Alert - May 12, 2006 - Ahmadinejad warned that Israel will "vanish," and so will the U.S.

    05/12/2006 6:46:33 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,300+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.12.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad warns that Israel will one day "vanish," and so will the U.S. Khaleej Times Online reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that Israel “one day will vanish.” But he has also said the same thing about the US. Photo.   Iranians students clashing with regime over democracy. Iran Press News reported that a seminar on democracy and daily life that was organized by the association of social sciences faculty of school of Social Sciences of Tehran University has been cancelled under pressure and threats from the ministry of intelligence and security.Iran Press...
  • Iranian Alert - May 11, 2006 - China won't veto sanctions on Iran and Russia may not either?

    05/12/2006 12:23:12 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 899+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story China won't veto sanctions on Iran and Russia may not either? Rooz Online reported that while the UNSC has not reached a consensus on the next step on Iran, they said the Chinese foreign minister said that it would not veto a UN Security Resolution, while his Russian counterpart told Iran’s foreign minister Manoutchehr Mottaki, “We have not promised to veto sanctions against Iran.”The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. and its allies will slow their push for U.N. Security Council action against Iran and develop a new list of incentives and punishments. They said...
  • Iranian Alert - May 10, 2006 - EU nations want to offer Iran security guarantees?

    05/10/2006 9:38:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 812+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU nations want to offer Iran security guarantees? The New York Sun reported that Ambassador John Bolton, responding to the difficulty the UNSC is having in drafting a new resolution on Iran, said: "We're not going to drop it," he said, adding that if Russia and China fail to agree, a vote might be forced before the end of the week.The New York Times reported that the foreign ministers of major powers failed to come up with a joint strategy for dealing with Iran. A senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: ``I...
  • Iranian Alert - May 9, 2006 - Iran's President sends a letter to Bush... about Islam not nukes

    05/09/2006 6:22:40 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 847+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.9.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's President sends a letter to Bush... about Islam not nukes. MyWay.com reported that Iran's leader had written to President Bush proposing "new solutions" to their differences in the first letter from an Iranian head of state to an American president in 27 years.Reuters reported that U.S. intelligence Chief John Negroponte said a letter Iran sent to President George W. Bush over its nuclear ambitions may have been timed to influence a UN Security Council debate on Iran.DEBKAfile claimed that Iranian sources revealed the contents of - not one but two - letters Iran’s Ahmadinejad has...
  • Iranian Alert - May 8, 2006 - UNSC discussions on Iran reach a "decisive phase."

    05/08/2006 9:56:04 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 800+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UNSC discussions on Iran reach a "decisive phase." IranMania reported that German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the ongoing row over Iran's nuclear program have reached a "decisive phase."   Iran to Kofi: No! Bloomberg reported that Iran rejected a call by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the U.S. to hold direct talks with the Islamic Republic about its nuclear program.   Iran threatens to withdraw from the NPT... again. Yahoo News reported that the Iranian parliament threatened to force the government to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty if the West continues pressuring Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - May 7, 2006 - Gulf countries express fears over Iran

    05/07/2006 12:27:41 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Gulf countries express fears over Iran. Reuters reported that Gulf Arab countries have a number of public and private concerns about the nuclear program in Iran.Al Jazeera reported that Gulf Arab leaders have called on Iran to do more to show it was not trying to obtain an atom bomb, thereby saving the region from another war.   As the UNSC ponders its Iran resolution... Rooz Online reported that on the eve of the Security Council's decision on Iran, Tehran is changing its tone.InsightMag reported that Vice President Dick Cheney has privately warned that the United...
  • Iranian Alert - May 6, 2006 - Russia opposes UN draft on Iran

    05/06/2006 4:50:46 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 916+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/6/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Bangkok Post Moscow (dpa) - Russia on Saturday affirmed its opposition to the draft resolution on Iran's nuclear programme currently under discussion at the United Nations Security Council in New York. The document in its current form, proposed by Britain, France and the United States, needed "significant corrections," news agency Interfax quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak as saying in Moscow. Talks on the issue at UN headquarters in New York would continue, Kislyak said. Analysts however said agreement on the issue was not expected before a meeting of Security Council foreign ministers on Monday. The...
  • Iranian Alert - May 5, 2006 - Today is Russia's moment of truth on Iran.

    05/05/2006 9:33:43 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 957+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Russia's moment of truth on Iran. The Los Angeles Times reported that as the U.N. Security Council meets this week to discuss how best to stop Iran's march toward nuclear weapons capability, Russia has the potential to serve as a bridge between the West and the Islamic Republic. This is "a moment of truth for Russia."The Financial Times reported that Russia’s stance on Iran’s nuclear program took centre stage on Thursday, as the United States and the European Union sought to win Moscow’s support for a hard-hitting United Nations Security Council. The Russian government fears the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 4, 2006 - A Chapter 7 Resolution on Iran introduced to the UN Security Council

    05/04/2006 9:54:01 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 835+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A Chapter 7 Resolution on Iran introduced to the UN Security Council. Reuters reported that the United States, Britain and France prepared on Wednesday to brief the U.N. Security Council on a draft resolution aimed at pressuring Iran.ABC News reported that Britain and France introduced a U.N. Security Council resolution Wednesday demanding that Iran abandon its uranium enrichment program. Detail included.   Updates on the amazing May Day demonstrations in Tehran. Iran Press News published an update on the May Day demonstrations. According to reports between 18 to 20,000 people participated in the demonstrations. They chanted:...
  • Iranian Alert - May 3, 2006 - Iran still shelling Iraq & UNSC considers new US/EU resolution.

    05/03/2006 4:39:31 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 725+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The UNSC to consider a new US/EU resolution. The New York Times reported that the United States, Britain and France have drafted a binding Security Council resolution requiring Iran to stop key nuclear activities. The Americans and the Europeans want to move swiftly.Reuters reported that Iran's foreign minister claimed that Russia and China had officially informed Tehran they would not support sanctions or military action over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.The Financial Times reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will urge US President George W. Bush not to press too quickly for international sanctions against Iran...
  • Iranian Alert - May 2, 2006 - Reza Pahlavi preparing to overthrow the Islamic Republic

    05/02/2006 9:33:20 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 28 replies · 1,643+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Reza Pahlavi preparing to overthrow the Islamic Republic. Human Events published an interview with Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran, who hopes in the next few months to finalize the organization of a movement aimed at overthrowing the Islamic regime in Tehran and replacing it with a democratic government. A very interesting read.   A Roundup of News on "the Other" major labor demonstration ... this one in Tehran! DoctorZin published an extensive report on thousands of Iranians that joined in the May Day or International Workers Day march to express their anger...
  • Iranian Alert - May 1, 2006 - Iran artillery attacks Kurds in Iraq.

    05/01/2006 8:26:08 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,512+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran artillery attacks Kurds in Iraq. The Jerusalem Post reported that the Iraqi government said that Iranian artillery fired more than 180 shells into northern Iraq, targeting Kurdish rebel bases.   Iran provides Iraqi insurgents sophisticated bombs. Telegraph reported that a multi-charged roadside bomb, developed by Hezbollah in Lebanon, is being used against British and American soldiers by Iraqi insurgents linked to Iran.   Iran admits to development on advanced centrifuges. Telegraph reported that Iran is developing an advanced centrifuge that would allow it to accelerate its controversial uranium enrichment program.The Age reported that an Iranian...
  • Iranian Alert - April 30, 2006 - Iran accelerating nukes

    04/30/2006 4:03:30 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 901+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/30/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Daily Times LONDON [MENL] -- Iran was said to have developed an advanced centrifuge that could accelerate the production of enriched uranium. The Iranian opposition movement asserted that Teheran has begun testing the P-2 gas centrifuge. The movement said the P-2 centrifuges were being operated in two locations in Iran. At a Paris news conference on April 27, the National Council of Resistance of Iran said the P-2 centrifuge would help Iran accelerate its nuclear weapons program. The council said P-2 research was taking place in Natanz and Ab-e Ali and overseen by the Defense Ministry....
  • Iran's Secret Plan if Attacked by US Codenamed "Judgement Day"

    04/29/2006 2:13:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 22 replies · 1,233+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | 4.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Ali Nouri Zadeh, Asharq Alawsat: Eight fundamentalist Islamist organizations have received large sums of money in the last month from the Iranian intelligence services, as part of a project to strike U.S military and economic installations across the Middle East Asharq Al-Awsat has learned. The plan, which also includes the carrying out of suicide operations targeting US and British interests in the region, as well as their Arab and Muslim allies, in case Iran is attacked, was drawn up by a number of experts guerilla warfare and terrorist operations, and was revealed by a senior source in the Iranian armed...
  • Iranian Alert - April 29, 2006 - Iran "doesnt give a damn" about UN resolutions

    04/29/2006 1:42:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 785+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran "doesnt give a damn" about UN resolutions. Yahoo News reported that Iran's president said: "Those who want to prevent Iranians from obtaining their right should know that we do not give a damn to such resolutions."Islamic Republic News Agency reported that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran has potentials to become an international superpower speedily.   IAEA released its Iran Report. Full text. Vital Perspective published the long awaited IAEA report on Iran and an analysis. Full text of IAEA report.My Way News reported that the IAEA said ran has defied a U.N. Security Council...
  • Iranian Alert - April 28, 2006 -Iranian President remains defiant.

    04/28/2006 9:09:57 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 876+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian President remains defiant. Deutsche Welle reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad remained defiant saying his country "will not bow to injustice and pressure," the day before a UN deadline to stop sensitive nuclear work expires. "Thanks to God, we are a nuclear state."   Russia and China: Don't antagonize Iran. The Financial Times reported that Russia and China on Thursday warned against escalating the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.   Germany suggests US/Iran nuclear talks. Silive.com reported that Germany's foreign minister suggested that the United States and Iran could hold direct discussions on the Islamic...
  • Iranian Alert - April 27, 2006 - Iran Freedom Act Passes The House. Now on to the Senate!

    04/27/2006 7:06:33 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,257+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Freedom Act Passes The House. Vital Perspective reported that the Iran Freedom Support Act overwhelmingly passed in the House by a margin of 397-21. When will the Senate act on its version on the bill?   "No Comment" from 11th hours IAEA/Iran talks. Reuters reported that eleventh hour talks between ElBaradei and Iran's nuclear energy chief ended without public comments.   Iran's Supreme Leader: "We'll Strike Back with Twice the Force." CBS News reported that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "The Americans should know that if they invade Iran, their interests around the...
  • Iranian Alert - April 26, 2006 - Iran does everything possible to create a crisis

    04/26/2006 9:55:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 881+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.26.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahead of Friday's UNSC deadline, Iran does everything possible to create a crisis. The New York Times reported that Iran has told the IAEA that it will refuse to answer questions about a second, secret uranium-enrichment program.Reuters reported that Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larjani, said Iran would suspend its relations with the IAEA if sanctions were imposed.BBC News reported that Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said Iran is ready to share its nuclear technology with other nations.The Guardian reported that Ali Larijani, the top Iranian nuclear negotiator threatened to hide its nuclear program...
  • Iranian Alert - April 25, 2006 - Ahmadinejad's latest Press Conference. Surprise! More threats

    04/26/2006 6:57:14 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 700+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad's latest Press Conference. Surprise! More threats. Bloomberg reported that Ahmadinejad rejected a United Nations deadline to suspend Iran's nuclear program, threatened to quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty if the UN doesn't recognize Iran's right to nuclear technology.Advfn.com reported that Ahmadinejad said that Israel "cannot survive", adding that migrants to the Jewish state should go back to where they came from.Reuters reported that Ahmadinejad said women should be allowed into sports stadiums for the first time, reversing the Islamic Republic's code preventing them watching men playing sports.   Assassinations of Iranian regime's leaders increasing. SMCCDI reported the...
  • Iranian Alert - April 24, 2006 - Iran corrects itself: No deal with Russia

    04/26/2006 6:46:11 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 716+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran corrects itself: No deal with Russia. Reuters reported that Soltanieh, Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, said that Iran and Russia have not reached uranium enrichment agreement. Americans want war plans for Iran ready, if needed. FOX News reported that their latest poll indicates that the U.S. should have Iran war plans ready. The US is preparing for a financial war on Iran. Elaine Shannon, Time reported that ahead of this week's U.N. Security Council deadline for Iran, U.S. officials have been mapping a plan to hit the defiant regime. But...
  • Iranian Alert - April 23, 2006 - 'US will go for Pakistan, Saudi Arabia after Iran'

    04/23/2006 9:15:33 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 28 replies · 1,483+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/23/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Daily Times LAHORE: Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis has said that the US will go for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia after Iraq and Iran. We have leaks from reliable sources that after Iraq and Iran, the US plans to go for Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Margolis said in an interview with IWT NEWS on Saturday. Margolis supported Irans nuclear weapons programme, saying that it poses no threat to the world community. US President George W Bushs statements on Irans nuclear programme were ridiculous and nonsense, he said. Iran has no nuclear bombs and no capability to...
  • Iranian Alert - April 22, 2006 - Poll: US should have Iran war plans ready

    04/22/2006 8:06:31 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 12 replies · 1,280+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/22/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Fox News NEW YORK Most Americans agree with the U.S. position of trying diplomacy first with Iran, but want to keep military options open. In addition, a clear majority thinks having war plans for Iran already prepared is the right thing to do, according to the latest FOX News Poll. By a 62 percent to 27 percent margin, Americans say they agree with the U.S. position for handling the nuclear weapons situation with Iran try to find diplomatic solutions, but keep military action as an option. A large majority of Republicans (75 percent) agree...
  • Iranian Alert - April 21, 2006 - US can become hero to millions of Iranians

    04/22/2006 12:18:14 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 1,113+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/21/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Seattle Times Twenty-seven years after the 1979 Islamic revolution, the majority sentiment among Iranians today can be summed up in a single question: When are they leaving? "They" refers to Tehran's extremist mullahs, who have turned back Iran's clock on cultural and scientific development for more than a quarter of a century. In a country where 70 percent of the population is literate and secular and close to 50 percent is female and educated, women are still permanent second-class citizens. Without the basic right of choosing their public attire, women going out without the mandatory Islamic...
  • Iranian Alert - April 20, 2006 - Regime desperate to spread fear with executions and arrests

    04/20/2006 7:05:34 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,039+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Regime desperate to spread fear with executions and arrests. SMCCDI reported that a mass execution at the infamous Evin jail located in North Tehran. 9 un-identified victims were executed in the facility in which tens of political activists are being held including several student activists. Several other executions are to take place, in the days ahead, to spread more fear among the population.Iran Press News reported that runaway girls and deserted women are being rounded up by the Islamic regime’s forces to unknown locations. Security forces had been warning them "leave the country or stay and...
  • Iranian Alert - April 19, 2006 - How did Iranian official get to Wash DC - who is he meeting with?

    04/19/2006 8:01:06 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 954+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.19.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story How did Iranian nuclear negotiator get to Washington and who is he meeting with? The New York Times reported that the State Department confirmed that Mohammad Nahavandian, an aide to the top Iranian nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, was in Washington. But Sean McCormack, the department spokesman, said, "He's not here for meetings with U.S. government officials, to my knowledge."Reuters added that State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said "We have no record of issuing a visa to a person with this name."The Guardian reported that the US reaffirmed that it is refusing to discuss Iran's nuclear plans...
  • Iranian Alert - April 18, 2006 - Russia and China offer Iran to join their alliance

    04/18/2006 11:08:24 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 21 replies · 1,585+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Russia and China offer Iran to join their alliance. AsiaTimes reported that Iran will become full member of China and Russia's "Shanghai Cooperation Organization." The SCO's enlargement move would frustrate the entire US strategy in the region. The SCO is a security organization which will provide Iran with access to technology, increased investment and trade.   Iran confirms it is developing P-2 centrifuges. The Wall Street Journal reported that Iran now claims it was conducting research and tests on the more sophisticated P-2 nuclear-enrichment centrifuge which could significantly speed the process of making fuel for bombs....
  • Iranian Alert - April 17, 2006 - Why Iran wants the bomb

    04/17/2006 7:51:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 1,350+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran wants the bomb. Amir Taheri, The Telegraph revealed the frightening truth of why Iran wants a bomb. Hint: ever heard of a "clash of civilizations?"   Calls for a change in US policy towards Iran. Mark Steyn, Chicago Sun-Times argued that our policy on Iran Nukes seems to be off-target.Richard Clarke, The New York Times argued that bombing Iran will backfire on the US.The National Review in an editorial argued that the US should massively increase our pro-democracy broadcasts into Iran, and called for a major shift in direction in Voice of America's content.  ...
  • Iranian Alert - April 16, 2006 - US has planned since 2003 to invade Iran

    04/16/2006 5:13:55 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 29 replies · 2,298+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/16/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Financial Times WASHINGTON/TEHRAN: The US has prepared several plans to attack Iran since 2003, a former intelligence expert with the US military reported Sunday in the Washington Post. According to security analyst William Arkin, the US Central Command has been devising war scenarios with Iran at least since May 2003, shortly after the US-led invasion of neighbouring Iraq. One of the possible campaigns, entitled TIRANNT (theatre Iran near term) dealt with clash of US and Iranian ground troops, taking into account US experiences in its recent Iraq invasion, Arkin said. In addition, the US drew up...
  • Iranian Alert - April 15, 2006 - Iran boasts it can defeat the US military

    04/15/2006 6:24:55 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 6,652+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/15/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE TEHRAN -- Iran boasted yesterday it could defeat any American military action over its nuclear drive, in one of the Islamic regime's boldest challenges yet to the United States. "You can start a war but it won't be you who finishes it," said Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards and among the regime's most powerful figures. "The Americans know better than anyone that their troops in the region and in Iraq are vulnerable. I would advise them not to commit such a strategic error," he told reporters on the sidelines...
  • Iranian Alert - April 14, 2006 - Congress holding up funding of Iranian opposition broadcasts?

    04/15/2006 10:24:19 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 797+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Congress holding up funding of Iranian opposition broadcasts into Iran? Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House appropriations panel are resisting administration efforts to fund independent Iranian broadcast efforts into Iran and instead want to solely fund Voice of America and Radio Farda. But Iranian opposition groups claim VOA and Radio Farda are undermining pro-democracy efforts inside of Iran. ElBaradei leave Iran empty handed. The Times reported that Mohamed ElBaradei delivered in person in Tehran a message from the four permanent Security Council members.The New York...
  • Iranian Alert - April 13, 2006 - The world responds to Iran's nuclear announcement

    04/13/2006 10:32:08 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 955+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The world responds to Iran's announcement. The Wall Street Journal reported that Iran in formal breach of a U.N. Security Council resolution and now has the know how to make a nuclear bomb.Reuters reported that the UN is unlikely to act sooner than May on the question of Iran's nuclear ambitions.The Washington Post reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that the United Nations Security Council must now take "strong steps." The permanent 5 (plus Germany) will meet next week in Moscow.The Washington Post reported that Russia's Foreign Ministry criticized Iran saying: "We believe that...
  • Iranian Alert - April 12, 2006 - An Iranian nuke in 2007... perhaps much earlier.

    04/12/2006 6:20:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,096+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.12.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's big announcement: "will soon join the nuclear club." AP reported that Iran has successfully enriched uranium for the first time and Ahmadinejad added that the country "will soon join the club of countries with nuclear technology."Mehran Riazaty reported Iranian leaders were meeting with many of its neighbors the morning of Iran's nuclear announcement. The report reminds us that Iranian leaders are seeking to increase the price of oil to $100 a barrel.IranMania reported that the Iranian Defense Minister said that Tehran is ready to sign non-aggression pacts with countries in the region.Kuwait News Agency reported...
  • Iranian Alert - April 11, 2006 - IAEA: Iran is moving closer to being able to create a bomb.

    04/11/2006 9:27:32 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,058+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Even the IAEA experts say Iran is moving closer to being able to create a bomb. Telegraph reported that teams of nuclear experts attached to the IAEA are saying Iran's ayatollahs are moving closer to their goal of building an atom bomb.   Iran to make nuclear announcement: Tuesday. Reuters reported that Iran's president promised "good news" within days about the country's nuclear program.Mehran Riazaty produced a roundup of Iranian press reports discussing Ahmadinejad's coming announcement on Iran’s nuclear program.   Solana: "We have to begin thinking about..." sanctions. The Washington Post reported that EU foreign...
  • Iranian Alert - April 10, 2006 - Brits tracking Iranian spies in Iraq.

    04/10/2006 8:45:31 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 765+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Brits tracking Iranian spies in Iraq. Sunday Mirror reported that British Special Forces are tracking up to 40 Iranian agents who have slipped over the border into southern Iraq.   Tehran fire linked to secret uranium enrichment? Ha'aretz reported that a fire broke out in a forest north of Tehran on Saturday, not far from an area intelligence agencies suspected illegal nuclear activity.   Iraqi leaders denounce Mubarak. The New York Times reported that Iraqi leaders joined together to denounce President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt today for publicly asserting that Iraq was already engulfed in civil...
  • Iranian Alert - April 9, 2006 - Former Int. Chief: Israel can't destroy Iran's nukes

    04/09/2006 3:17:23 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 31 replies · 2,151+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/9/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Middle East News WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Israel's military was said to be unable to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. A former leading U.S. intelligence chief said Israel does not have sufficient assets or support for a major attack required to destroy Iran's nuclear weapons program. The intelligence chief cited the absence of Israeli aircraft carriers and the need for warplanes to enter the air space of Arab rivals. "The United States is the only country in the world that has capability of carrying out the estimated thousand strike sorties needed to destroy the Iran's nuclear program," [Ret.]...
  • Iranian Alert - April 8, 2006 - Report: US planning strike on Iran

    04/08/2006 10:55:45 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 1,388+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4/8/2006 | freedom44
    Top News Story Jerusalem Post The American government is planning a military strike on Iran, including bombing its nuclear reactor, according to an investigative report due to be published next week in The New Yorker magazine. According to the report, which quotes a former senior CIA official, President George Bush and his administration see in Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "a new Adolf Hitler." A senior Pentagon advisor, quoted in the article, said that the White House was convinced the only way to solve the problem would be to change the balance of power with Iran through war. Another former...
  • Iranian Alert - April 7, 2006 - Senior Iranian official in Washington DC lobbying for US/Iran talks!

    04/07/2006 4:40:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 959+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Senior Iranian official in Washington DC lobbying for US/Iran talks! The Financial Times reported that a senior Iranian official, Mohammad Nahavandian, has flown to Washington to “lobby” high level US/Iran talks, but the Bush administration is resisting.   The real reason why Iran wants US/Iran talks. Iran Press News reported that the Iranian press is discussing the real reason for the Islamic regime is attempting to hold discussions with the U.S. regarding Iraq.   More bad news regarding Iran's nuclear program. Telegraph reported American intelligence believes that the nose cone of the Shahab-3 ballistic missile has...
  • Iranian Alert - April 6, 2006 - Iran's Earthquake victims arrested

    04/06/2006 7:19:16 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 1,032+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.6.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's Earthquake victims arrested. Iran Press News reported that the Iranian regime has been arresting earthquake victims who complained the lack of relief, calling them “agitators and hoodlums”. One example: no more than 2000 tents have been sent to provide shelter 250,000 people. No private citizen is permitted to deliver any assistance.   Unpaid workers in Iran committing suicide. Iran Press News reported that in recent months, the number of suicides among unpaid workers in Iran has skyrocketed; some of the workers have even committed suicide with their families.   Iran's "world's fastest torpedo" easy to...
  • Iranian Alert - April 5, 2006 - Still more on Iran's military war game tests PLUS...

    04/05/2006 9:06:40 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,144+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's military war game tests. Bill Gertz, The Washington Times referring to Iran's tests of an older Scud missile variant last week reported that the Pentagon said Iran often exaggerates its military developments.MosNews reported that the chairman of the Russian State Duma said that the latest demonstration of military force by Iran "is not quite appropriate now."India Defence reported that Iran successfully tested a "super-modern flying boat" which Iran claimed: "no radar at sea or in the air can locate it. It can lift out of the water... and can launch missiles with precise targeting while...
  • Iranian Alert - April 4, 2006 - Iran: "We have very important news... in the next few days."

    04/04/2006 9:01:06 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 6,650+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Military war games: "We have very important news... in the next few days." Reuters reported that Iran test fired a new torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz that they claim are "capable of destroying enemy warships and submarines at any depth and moving at any speed." They added: "We are going to have very important news that will make our nation proud in the next few days."The Financial Times reported that Iran’s announcement that it had tested a new torpedo in the Persian Gulf is driving up oil prices.ABC News reported that Richard Clarke said:...
  • Iranian Alert - April 3, 2006 - Is the regime changing tactics as it shows off its "big sticks?"

    04/03/2006 11:31:50 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 994+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Is the regime changing tactics as it shows off its "big sticks?" Today's stick: its underwater missile. Reuters reported that a senior Iranian naval commander Iran has test-fired a sonar-evading underwater missile that can outpace any enemy warship.Ilan Berman, American Foreign Policy Council reported that Iran is assembling a new class of hybrid intermediate ballistic missiles that bring nearly every city in Western Europe within striking distance. Iranian regime lowers rhetoric (a little) but no changes. Reuters reported that Iran blasted the U.N. Security Council for trying to pressure it into halting its uranium enrichment...
  • Iranian Alert - April 2, 2006 - Intel: Iran would strike US targets in response to military strikes

    04/02/2006 1:21:44 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,376+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Intel: Iran would strike US targets in response to military strikes. The Washington Post reported that U.S. intelligence and terrorism experts say they believe Iran would respond to U.S. military strikes with attacks against U.S. targets worldwide. Britain secret talks about strike against Iran? Denied. Telegraph reported plans by Britain to hold a high-level meeting which will take place in the Ministry of Defense at which senior defense chiefs and government officials to consider the consequences of an attack on Iran.BBC News later reported that the Ministry of Defense said: "No such meeting between defense, foreign...
  • Iranian Alert - April 1, 2006 - Iran tests new stealth missile

    04/01/2006 8:28:29 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 21 replies · 1,702+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran tests new stealth missile. Times Online reported that Iran today test-fired a new missile with the ability to avoid radar and hit several targets simultaneously.Islamic Republic News Agency during a joint Iranian maritime war-game in the Persian Gulf, reported that: "One unit of Shahab 2 missile is to be launched to resemble peace and friendship among littoral states of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman."Dow Jones Newswires reported that the U.S. State Department said Iran's successful test of a nuclear-capable missile demonstrates Iran's "very active and aggressive military program" that is worrisome to the...