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  • Iranian Alert - January 8, 2006 - HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE SOON IN TEHRAN

    01/08/2006 4:16:58 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 2,906+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story IRAN: HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE SOON IN TEHRAN Tehran, 5 Jan. (AKI) - Iran has decided to rewrite and revise the history of the Holocaust. Following the repeated declarations by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and other senior government officials on the need to re-examine the history of the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War, the association of Islamic Journalists of Iran has been tasked with quickly putting together an international conference on the Holocaust. "President Ahmadinejad has placed at the centre of international attention, a very important question on the truthfulness of the version...
  • Iranian Alert - January 7, 2006 - Special Must Read Report - Why Is Iran Seeking A Crisis Now?

    01/07/2006 9:41:37 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 27 replies · 2,210+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's "Let's Roll" Beginning? Alan Peters: Special Report Analysts watching Iran on a daily basis were not taken by surprise by the Islamic Regime not showing up at the International Atomic Energy Agency on January 05, 2006, since reports out of Tehran have for the past weeks been mentioning President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad's office privately leaking to the Tehran newspapers that Iran already has four nuclear weapons obtained from the Ukraine. Back in 1991/1992 three nuclear weapon devices the Mullahs had obtained from Kazakhstan were verified on ground in Iran and intelligence further estimates that Iran has...
  • Iranian Alert - January 6, 2006 - Iran tried to plant Knesset spy

    01/06/2006 3:16:22 PM PST · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 966+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1/6/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Ynetnews Security forces arrested a 58-year-old Israeli-Arab on suspicion of being recruited by Iran in order to infiltrate Israel's political system. The suspect, Jaris Jaris, resides in the northern Israel village of Fasuta, which is mostly populated by Christians; he even served as the village council’s head. It is suspected that Iranians plotted to have Jaris transfer intelligence information obtained through his political connections in exchange for a hefty sum of money. They hoped he would be able to become an MK and continue to transfer vital information to Iran. Jaris was detained by security forces...
  • Iranian Alert - January 5, 2006 - Iran issues new threat to Europe and US

    01/05/2006 3:25:43 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 23 replies · 1,319+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.5.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story IRAN: TEHRAN ISSUES NEW THREAT TO EUROPE Tehran, 4 Jan. (AKI) - The head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Larijani, who is also the man behind Iran's foreign policy, has warned Europeans "not to force the Islamic Republic to cut short the dialogue process and to opt for another scenario". Speaking on Tuesday night on state television he said: "We are for a strategy based on dialogue, but if the counterparty Europe plays dirty, then we will pass onto another plan that we have worked out and then there will be problems for the...
  • Iranian Alert - January 4, 2006 - Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile

    01/04/2006 8:52:58 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,039+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile Document seen by Guardian details web of front companies and middlemen Ian Cobain and Ian TraynorWednesday January 4, 2006The Guardian The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes. Scientists in Tehran are also shopping for parts for a ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe, with "import requests and acquisitions ... registered almost daily", the report seen by the Guardian concludes.The warning came as...
  • Iranian Alert - January 3, 2006 - Iran to Activate Natanz Nuclear Project in Coming Days

    01/03/2006 8:03:48 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,004+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Iran to Activate Natanz Nuclear Project in Coming Days Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting:Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the suspended research works on Iran's nuclear activity will be activated again in the next few days. Attending a meeting here on Monday, Boroujerdi said, "Completion of nuclear fuel process upon international regulations is a part of our policies and we are determined to make Natanz project active after the Isfahan one". He stressed the west has accepted that the job be done in Russia, while...
  • Iranian Alert - January 2, 2006 - Ahmadinejad says Zionist Crimes Same as Nazi Crimes

    01/02/2006 12:50:14 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,558+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Monsters & Critics Ahmadinejad says Zionist Crimes Same as Nazi Crimes Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Monsters and Critics:Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the crimes committed by Zionists against the Palestinians were the same as the crimes committed by the Nazis in the Second World War, the news agency ISNA reported Sunday. 'One question to be clarified by the West is what crimes did they commit in those days (Second World War) what the Zionists are not doing today,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by ISNA. 'Zionism is de facto neo-fascism,' Ahmadinejad added in question and answer session carried...
  • Iranian Alert - January 1, 2006 - Rebel group captures 9 Iranian soldiers - Arabiya TV

    01/01/2006 6:57:57 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,305+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rebel group captures 9 Iranian soldiers-Arabiya TV Reuters:A little-known Sunni rebel organisation says it has abducted nine Iranian soldiers to pressure Tehran to free imprisoned members of the group, Al Arabiya television said on Sunday. A caller speaking for the Jundollah (God's Soldiers) said the soldiers were seized near Iran's border with Pakistan, and demanded the release of 16 group members, the satellite television channel said. Iranian officials were not immediately available to comment. In July, the group said it beheaded an Iranian security agent it had abducted the previous month. Iran's remote southeastern areas on...
  • Iranian Alert - December 31, 2005 - Turkish Press: CIA told Ankara that Iran has nuclear weapons

    12/31/2005 4:28:06 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 36 replies · 2,067+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.31.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Turkish Press: Goss Reportedly told Ankara that Iran has nuclear weapons TurkishPress:During his recent visit to Ankara, CIA Director Porter Goss reportedly brought three dossiers on Iran to Ankara. Goss is said to have asked for Turkey’s support for Washington’s policy against Iran’s nuclear activities, charging that Tehran had supported terrorism and taken part in activities against Turkey. Goss also asked Ankara to be ready for a possible US air operation against Iran and Syria. Goss, who came to Ankara just after FBI Director Robert Mueller’s visit, brought up Iran’s alleged attempts to develop nuclear weapons....
  • Madeleine Albright: Bush Talks 'Victory' Too Much

    12/31/2005 10:21:56 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 192 replies · 3,656+ views ^ | Dec. 31, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    In an interview posted on the Democratic National Committee's web site, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says she doesn't like the way President Bush "repeatedly" talks about achieving victory in the Iraq war. "I was very troubled recently, particularly by [Bush's] first speech to the Naval Academy," the former top Clinton diplomat complains in a DNC audio webcast. "They clearly had some kind of a new pollster in the White House tell them that the word 'victory' had to be repeated endlessly," Albright griped. "Plus, [there was] the backdrop that said 'victory' and then there was 'victory' on the...
  • Iranian Alert - December 30, 2005 - Russian/Iran Talks? Yes or No?

    12/31/2005 9:30:43 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,100+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.30.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Russian/Iran Talks? Yes or No? Reuters reported that top Iranian and Russian officials agreed on Thursday to hold talks on a Russian proposal aimed a resolving Tehran's nuclear standoff.Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Monsters and Critics reported that the Russian Defence Ministry denied having agreed to nuclear talks with Iran.International Herald Tribune reported that Iran said that it needed talks with Moscow to clarify what it described as "ambiguities" in a Russian proposal.The Jerusalem Post reported that a high-ranking Russian diplomat said that Russia has no interest in Iran obtaining nuclear weapons and does not want a radical, Islamic...
  • Iranian Alert - December 29, 2005 - Media Ignores Iran's Other Senior Leaders Threats: A Sampling

    12/29/2005 8:05:11 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,911+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.29.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rooz Online Media Ignores Iran's Other Senior Leaders Threats: A Sampling Hossein Bastani, Rooz Online: The take of Iran’s conservative media on an article published last week in the German magazine Spiegel once again highlighted their disconnection with the real world, especially on issues relating to Palestine. Spiegel published a satirical article on Iranian president Ahmadinejad’s suggestion of moving Israel and the Jews to Europe, which in itself was received with chuckles and cynicism in Europe. But the conservative press in Iran and even the influential newspaper Resalat devoted its main headline (issue no 23) to...
  • Iranian Alert - December 28, 2005 - Iran’s Ahmadinejad wants committee to investigate Holocaust

    12/28/2005 6:14:06 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 34 replies · 2,075+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.28.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Focus: Iran’s Ahmadinejad wants committee to investigate Holocaust Monday, 26th December 2005 Iran Focus Tehran, Iran, Dec. 26 – Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who recently called for the destruction of Israel and termed the Holocaust a “myth” has asked for a committee to be set up to prove that the massacre of some six million Jews in Nazi Germany never took place. The Fars news agency, which is close to the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that Ahmadinejad had proposed the idea after his comments calling for Israel to be...
  • Iranian Alert - December 27, 2005 - Iran says does not need permission for nuclear work

    12/27/2005 6:44:39 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 23 replies · 1,399+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.27.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran says does not need permission for nuclear work Reuters:Iran is ready to discuss its nuclear programme with any country, but that does not mean it is asking for permission for access to nuclear technology, Iran's foreign minister said on Monday. Iran's right to peaceful nuclear technology was supported by "many countries of the world", Manouchehr Mottaki told a news conference during a one-day visit to the Afghan capital, Kabul. "We do not accept global nuclear 'apartheid' and scientific 'apartheid'," Mottaki said. Iran was ready to discuss its programme. "But that does not mean that we...
  • Iranian Alert - December 26, 2005 - Iran denies receiving Russian nuke offer

    12/26/2005 11:46:08 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,037+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.26.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Denies Receiving Russian Nuke Offer The Jerusalem Post:Iran denied on Sunday that it had received from Russia a proposal for moving its uranium enrichment facilities to Russian territory, a compromise Europe is seeking to resolve controversy over Iran's nuclear program. Russia announced a day earlier that it had formally put the proposal to Teheran. Iran has so far insisted it would not agree to moving enrichment abroad, and it was not clear if Teheran's denial was an attempt to gain time without directly rejecting a proposal from Moscow, a longtime ally. "We have not received...
  • Iranian Alert - December 25, 2005 - Friedman on The Real Iran Myths

    12/25/2005 10:41:47 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,431+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.25.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Friedman on The Real Iran Myths Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times:I'd like to thank Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for his observation that the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews was just a "myth." You just don't see world leaders expressing themselves so honestly anymore — not about the Holocaust but about their own anti-Semitism and the real character of their regimes. But since Iran's president has raised the subject of "myths," why stop with the Holocaust? Let's talk about Iran. Let's start with the myth that Iran is an Islamic "democracy" and that Ahmadinejad was...
  • Iranian Alert - December 24, 2005 - Dems refuse to reveal who stopped pro-democracy Iran resolution

    12/25/2005 11:11:42 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 26 replies · 2,284+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.24.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Senate Democrats Soften Iran Resolution BY BRIAN McGUIRE - Staff Reporter of the Sun December 23, 2005 WASHINGTON - A Senate resolution condemning the president of Iran for anti-Semitic comments he made earlier this month is riling its Republican sponsors on Capitol Hill. They claim Senate Democrats forced them to strip language from the document expressing support for self-determination and a national referendum in the country.Senator Santorum, a Republican of Pennsylvania, drafted the resolution after a December 14 speech in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a "myth" and suggested Israel be relocated to Europe, Canada,...
  • Iranian Alert - December 23, 2005 - Americans demand the US Senate schedule hearings on Iran.

    12/23/2005 10:30:18 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,134+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.232005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Americans demand the US Senate schedule hearings on Iran. DoctorZin: So after receiving yesterday'’s report on the situation, several Iranian satellite broadcasters (NITV and SOS Iran) asked their listeners, which include millions of Iranians, to call Chairman Lugar'’s office and their own Senator'’s office demanding hearings on the Iran Freedom and Support Act. Blog Update:The Corner warned that Senate democrats were playing politics with the future of the people of Iran.Dean'’s World called "“deplorable"” the US Senate's "“betraying democratic values." Ed Driscoll appeared shocked, saying: Regime Change Iran? I'm In Favor.Atlas Shrugs asked her readers to...
  • How to Win in Iraq

    12/22/2005 7:17:14 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 9 replies · 609+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings | December 2005 | LTCol Terence J. Daly, USAR (retired)
    How to Win In Iraq Lieutenant Colonel Terence J. Daly, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired) Proceedings, December 2005 Sidebar: Recommended Reading (and Viewing) on Counterinsurgency Discuss this article in the eForum. "The population's attitude in the middle stage of the war is dictated not so much by the relative popularity and merits of the opponents as by the more primitive concern for safety. Which side gives the best protection, which one threatens the most, which one is likely to win, these are the criteria governing the population's stand." --David Galula Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice U.S. ARMY (KATHY JO YOUNG) We...
  • Iranian Alert - December 22, 2005 - "Jewish Rabbis killed children & use blood for passover"

    12/22/2005 1:57:15 PM PST · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 1,324+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12/22/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story MEMRI The following are excerpts from a TV discussion with Iranian political analysts Dr. Hasan Hanizadeh(1) and Dr. Ali-Reza Akbari, which aired on Jaam-e Jam 2 TV on December 20, 2005. The discussion began with the subject of the denial of the existence of crematoria at Auschwitz, and went on to explain in detail how Jewish rabbis in Europe used to kill children and take their blood for use during the Passover holiday. TO VIEW CLIP, VISIT: Ali-Reza Akbari: "Historians and eye-witnesses, some of whom are still alive... There are still many people who saw with...
  • Iranian Alert - December 21, 2005 - Underreported US Senate Resolution reveals a lack of conviction

    12/21/2005 9:11:29 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,217+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.21.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Underreported US Senate Resolution on Iran reveals a lack of conviction DoctorZin:Last Friday, the day after millions of Iraqi's voted in an historic election, the US Senate passed a resolution condemning the recent alarming statements by Iran's President. Surprisingly, the mainstream media ignored the resolution while the international press has been avidly covering similar resolutions adopted by countries around the world. Unfortunately, the story behind the resolution revealed a disturbing lack of conviction by some in the US Senate. The resolution, authored by US Rick Santorum, was in his words "a mild condemnation" version of the...
  • Iranian Alert - December 20, 2005 - Ahmadinejad Imposes New Limits on Travel Abroad

    12/20/2005 9:28:59 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 22 replies · 1,477+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.20.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story New Limits on Travel Abroad Adnkronos International:Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has issued a circular warning all ministers and state bodies that "no official may go abroad, on a mission or for personal reasons, without prior authorisation and without coordinating with the foreign ministry". In the circular, signed by the deputy president Parwiz Davoodi, no reason is given for the decision. "The aim is to avoid misunderstandings," a presidential source told the Iranian news agency Fars. Since the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last July, there has been an increasing flow of financial and human capital to neighbouring...
  • Iranian Alert - December 19, 2005 - What is behind Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel remarks?

    12/19/2005 8:54:42 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 22 replies · 1,804+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.19.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story What is behind Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel remarks? Mehran Riazaty: a former Iran analyst for the Central Command of the Coalition Forces in Baghdad in the office of Strategic Communication. Ahmadinejad could not tie his shoe-laces without supports of powerful Ayatollahs such as Khamenei, Rafsanjani, Janati, Kashani, Mesbah Yazdi his mentor, and many others in Iran. The main question is why Ahmadinejad made these comments? These comments are not definitely made by accident. During Khatami’s presidency, Hassan Rohani, who used to be Iran’s Supreme National Security Chief, wrote a letter to him and explained Iran’s Political Strategy: Creating...
  • Iranian Alert - December 18, 2005 - German Intelligence Warns That Iran Has New Missiles

    12/18/2005 1:52:51 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 51 replies · 3,159+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.18.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Deutsche Presse-Agentur German Intelligence Warns That Iran Has New Missiles Deutsche Presse-Agentur:German intelligence believes Iran has now bought 18 longer-range missiles from North Korea, giving Teheran the capability to attack targets in central Europe, the German daily newspaper Bild reported Friday. The study by the foreign intelligence service BND said the BM-25 missiles were being purchased from Pyongyang in the form of kit sets. The mobile missiles, which are based on the Russian SS-N-6 missile for submarine launch, will have a nominal range of 2,500 kilometres. However it was possible to upgrade them to hit targets...
  • Iranian Alert - December 17, 2005 - Ministers of Murder: Iran's New Security Cabinet

    12/17/2005 10:56:16 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.17.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ministers of Murder: Iran's New Security Cabinet Human Rights Watch: Iran’s new Minister of Interior is implicated in grave human rights violations over the past two decades, possibly including crimes against humanity in connection with the massacre of thousands of political prisoners, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. Human Rights Watch also said that the new Minister of Information should be investigated for his possible involvement in a dissident’s killing. The briefing paper, Ministers of Murder: Iran’s New Security Cabinet, details credible allegations that Minister of Interior Mustafa Pour-Mohammadi and Minister of...
  • Iranian Alert - December 16, 2005 - Iran's President Suggests Israel move north to Alaska...

    12/15/2005 11:36:33 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,226+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.16.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Denying the Holocaust for Political Advantage? Michael Scott Moore, Spiegel Online:Should Israel move to Alaska? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again called for Israel to be moved on Wednesday. And this time, he went ahead and denied the Holocaust as well. But why? SPIEGEL ONLINE went to Iran expert Ali Ansari for answers. Once again, the international response was swift and unequivocal. "Shocking and totally unacceptable," said Germany's new foreign minister Franz-Walter Steinmeier. "Thank God Israel has the means to end the extremist regime in Iran," said Raanan Gissin, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon....
  • National Strategy for Victory in Iraq

    12/15/2005 11:45:02 AM PST · by anonymoussierra · 1 replies · 193+ views
    The President's National Strategy for Victory in Iraq is helping the Iraqi people defeat the terrorists and build an inclusive democratic state. We will help the Iraqi people build a new Iraq with a constitutional, representative government that respects civil rights and has security forces sufficient to maintain domestic order and keep Iraq from becoming a safe haven for terrorists. To achieve this end, we are pursuing a comprehensive approach that involves the integrated efforts of the entire United States Government, the Iraqi government, and Coalition governments, and encourages the active involvement of the United Nations, other international organizations, and...
  • Iranian Alert - December 15, 2005 - State Dept. Rules Out Guarantee on Iran

    12/14/2005 9:01:22 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 971+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.15.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story State Dept. Rules Out Guarantee on Iran Barry Schweid, The Associated Press:The Bush administration is ruling out a guarantee not to attack Iran to induce it to halt development of nuclear weapons. Iran must first act like a responsible member of the international community and stop violating its agreements, State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said Monday. "That would represent a sea change in its behavior," Ereli said. "Then maybe other kinds of notions might be more palatable." "But right now, I don't think people should be asking the United States, 'Why don't you do this or...
  • Our Goal is Victory

    12/14/2005 10:01:37 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 2 replies · 217+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-14-05 | John B. Dwyer
    Our Goal is Victory December 14th, 2005 As Iraqis, in the latest of their heroic achievements, began voting for a permanent constitution and government, President George W. Bush delivered a speech Monday in the birthplace of America's constitution, Philadelphia.  It was the  latest in a series of speeches detailing the administration's Victory in Iraq strategy, which rests upon three "pillars" – security, economic, political.  Yesterday, President Bush explained its political pillar. He began by reminding Americans of the turbulent period of our Revolution, that "the eight years from the end of the Revolutionary War to the election of a constitutional...
  • Nonsense from Biden about Constitution-Writing: MSM Misses the Story, Again

    12/13/2005 10:46:42 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 59 replies · 1,850+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 14 December, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    On Special Report with Brit Hume on Fox News, 13 December, 2005, Senator Joe Biden (D, Delaware) said the following in reply to President Bush’s third policy speech on Iraq in Philadelphia yesterday: “Failure to get a consensus constitution spells doom for our policy in Iraq. So what is the plan, Mr. President? That is still lacking.” After saying that means participation by the UN, NATO, and Iraq’s neighbors, Biden added: “If this time next year nothing has changed concerning in terms of our success rate, we will be out of Iraq. The American people will not sustain this.” The...
  • Bush says U.S. will not leave Iraq until victory

    12/14/2005 10:45:12 AM PST · by indcons · 13 replies · 453+ views
    Reuters Alertnet ^ | 14 Dec 2005 16:35:03 GMT | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - As Iraq prepared for its election, President George W. Bush on Wednesday vowed the United States will stay in Iraq "until victory is achieved" and he defended his decision to go to war. Bush gave the fourth in a series of speeches that the White House has used to try to explain his administration's strategy amid a drumbeat of criticism from Democrats who say Bush does not have a plan on Iraq. "An historic election will take place tomorrow in Iraq, and as millions of Iraqis prepare cast their ballots, I want to talk today...
  • Remarks By The President On The War On Terror

    12/14/2005 9:45:20 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 762+ views
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Please be seated. Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm delighted to be here with the men and women of the Wilson Center. According to your mission statement, the Center was created to bring together two groups -- political leaders and scholars. I see some of the political leaders who are here, and I presume you've invited me to uphold the scholars' end. I've come to discuss an issue of vital importance to the American people, and that is: Victory in the war on terror. On September the 11th, 2001, our nation awoke to...
  • Iranian Alert - December 14, 2005 - State Dept: Iran's referral to UNSC "just a matter of time"

    12/13/2005 8:11:15 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 995+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.14.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story State Department: Iran's referral to UNSC "just a matter of time" The Jerusalem Post:Reporting Iran to the UN Security Council for defiantly pressing ahead with its suspect nuclear program is just a matter of time, a senior US State Department official suggested Monday. "Clearly our patience is limited. We're now talking 'when' or 'how' rather than 'whether' we will report them to the Security Council," which has the power to slap Iran with sanctions, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue with journalists. Iran is engaged...
  • Bush's new strategy hastens defeat [Barf Alert]

    12/12/2005 10:02:43 PM PST · by ncountylee · 7 replies · 276+ views
    Jordon Times ^ | 13/12/2005 | Ramzy Baroud
    In a landmark speech before a most friendly audience at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis on Nov. 30, President George Bush repeated a familiar mantra. His pronouncements were crafty and political, yet were concerned neither with the plight of Iraqis nor of the Americans, bogged down in a war that simply cannot be won. Bush vowed to stay the course, that of "complete victory"; however, his "National Strategy for Victory" — highlighted in his 30-minute speech and devised in a large document made available by his administration — failed to adhere to the most basic rules of integrity, even...
  • Iranian Alert - December 13, 2005 - Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran

    12/12/2005 5:28:05 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 34 replies · 1,763+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.132005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran Uzi Mahnaimi, Tel Aviv, and Sarah Baxter, Washington ISRAEL’S armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed. The order came after Israeli intelligence warned the government that Iran was operating enrichment facilities, believed to be small and concealed in civilian locations. Iran’s stand-off with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over nuclear inspections and aggressive rhetoric from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, who...
  • Fighting to Win

    12/12/2005 6:15:54 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 1 replies · 236+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12 December 2005 | Frederick W. Kagan
    IS RETREAT FROM--or withdrawal from--or defeat in--Iraq inevitable? Almost all opponents of the Bush administration say it is. As Rep. Jack Murtha put it in mid-November, when demanding the "immediate redeployment of U.S. troops" consistent with their safety, "The United States cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It is time to bring the troops home." This was echoed more recently by Democratic chief Howard Dean: "The idea that we're going to win this war is an idea that, unfortunately, is just plain wrong." Advocates of withdrawal point to continuing attacks on coalition and Iraqi targets and to the steady,...
  • Defining victory in Iraq

    12/12/2005 5:58:01 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 5 replies · 334+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, December 12, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    Victory in Iraq can be declared when there is an elected representative government in place that controls Iraqi security forces of sufficient strength and experience to prevent Islamic fundamentalists from gaining control of the nation by force of arms.
  • Iraqi Elections Represent Milestone in Victory Strategy

    12/12/2005 3:52:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 278+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2005 – Iraq's parliamentary elections later this week represent another major step forward that supports Iraq's long-term stability and the U.S. strategy for victory there, President Bush said today at the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia. Bush called the elections a major milestone in fulfilling the three-part strategy for victory that addresses security, economic and political efforts. The president released details of the national strategy Nov. 30 and has delivered several major speeches during the past two weeks focusing on its specific aspects. Today, three days before Iraq's national elections, Bush focused on Iraq's political progress and...
  • Iranian Alert - December 12, 2005 - Iranian Ayatollah supports his president

    12/11/2005 9:29:11 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 919+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.12.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian Ayatollah Supports His President The Jerusalem Post:Iran's supreme ruler came out in support of his maligned president on Saturday, who created an international storm by demanding Israel be moved to Europe and casting doubt on whether the Holocaust happened. "The unusual sensitivity of Zionists and their American supporters toward Iran's stance over the Zionist state reveals their increased weakness and fear about the level of attention given by Islamic nations to the Palestinian issue," state-run Iranian radio quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. "Despite the Zionist's campaign, the struggle against the occupiers has become an...
  • Iranian Alert - December 11, 2005 - Iran seeks Islamic endorsement of its strategic role

    12/11/2005 11:06:27 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,381+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.11.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran’s strategic role in the Islamic world Mehr News:Iran’s active participation at the third extraordinary summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which was held last week in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, once again showed that the Islamic Republic of Iran always has strategies to resolve the impasses the Islamic world faces from time to time. Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad and his delegation offered a series of proposals at the December 7-8 summit that drew the attention of Islamic leaders. Ahmadinejad proposed establishing an Islamic common market, an Islamic rapid reaction military force to respond...
  • Reed: Bush Fails to Outline Iraq Strategy

    12/10/2005 12:14:25 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 44 replies · 1,033+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 10, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush has failed to outline an effective strategy for winning the war in Iraq, Sen. Jack Reed said Saturday in the Democratic Party's weekly radio address. ''The American people are eager to hear the president's plan for success in Iraq, rebuilding the country and bringing our troops home,'' Reed said. ''Instead, the president continues to offer vague generalities and rhetoric with no specifics about what needs to be done.'' The Rhode Island senator, saying the current course in Iraq is a mistake, called on Bush to offer a more candid appraisal of how the war-ravaged nation...
  • Iranian Alert - December 10, 2005 - Opposition in Iran Showing Signs of Unity

    12/09/2005 8:38:24 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 23 replies · 1,478+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.10.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Opposition in Iran Showing Signs of Unity By ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of the Sun December 8, 2005 CAIRO, Egypt - In the aftermath of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ascendancy to the presidency of Iran, the country's opposition is beginning to show signs of unifying as the clerical regime wages a war against internal dissent.Yesterday, the regime closed all schools in Tehran, citing poor air quality, after word leaked of the first major demonstrations since the summer. Nonetheless, a rally at Tehran University attracted 300 demonstrators amid a heavy police presence on campus. Of note is that...
  • Bush: U.S. Will See Iraq Victory Strategy Through

    12/09/2005 5:19:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 314+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 9, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2005 – America has a solid strategy for victory in Iraq and will see that strategy through, President Bush said today in Minneapolis. "We will defeat the terrorists in Iraq. We will not let al Qaeda get a stronghold in Iraq," Bush said. "We'll help this country develop a democracy, which will send a powerful signal to people in Damascus and Tehran." The U.S. strategy is two-fold, he explained. The United States and coalition are helping the Iraqis establish a democracy. At the same time, they're training Iraqis so they can take the right to the enemy...
  • Jack Kelly: The rest of the story

    12/09/2005 3:20:07 PM PST · by LSUfan · 8 replies · 913+ views
    Pittsburg Post-Gazette ^ | 4 Dec 05 | Jack Kelly
    In his speech at the Naval Academy Wednesday outlining U.S. strategy in Iraq, President Bush paid tribute to Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Starr, killed in a fire fight in Ramadi on April 30. He was 22, on his third tour in Iraq. A letter to his girlfriend was found on Cpl. Starr's laptop computer: "If you're reading this, then I've died in Iraq," Cpl. Starr wrote. "I don't regret going. Everybody dies but a few get to do it for something as important as freedom. "It may seem confusing why we're in Iraq; it's not to me. I'm here helping these...
  • Fighting to Win (With the proper strategy, victory in Iraq is far more likely than people think)

    12/09/2005 3:54:20 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 729+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2005 | Frederick W. Kagan
    IS RETREAT FROM--or withdrawal from--or defeat in--Iraq inevitable? Almost all opponents of the Bush administration say it is. As Rep. Jack Murtha put it in mid-November, when demanding the "immediate redeployment of U.S. troops" consistent with their safety, "The United States cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It is time to bring the troops home." This was echoed more recently by Democratic chief Howard Dean: "The idea that we're going to win this war is an idea that, unfortunately, is just plain wrong." Advocates of withdrawal point to continuing attacks on coalition and Iraqi targets and to the steady,...
  • Pat Buchanan: A 'Tet' Moment Coming

    12/08/2005 10:25:20 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 81 replies · 2,784+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | December 8, 2005 | Pat Buchanan
    All my life, said Voltaire, "I have never made but one prayer. ... 'Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."George Bush must have been praying the same way lately.In his "Plan for Victory" address to the Naval Academy, the president declared: "Against this adversary, there is only one effective response: We will never back down. We will never give in. And we will never accept anything less than complete victory."This is what one expects of a commander in chief in wartime, speaking to the patriotic young midshipmen, who roared approval.To which Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean...
  • Iranian Alert - December 9, 2005 - Iran's President says Israel should be moved to Europe

    12/08/2005 7:50:37 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,058+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.9.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's Ahmadinejad says Israel should be moved to Europe Dec 08 11:51 AM US/Eastern Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that if Germany and Austria feel responsible for massacring Jews during World War II, a state of Israel should be established on their soil. Ahmadinejad, who sparked an international outcry in October when he said Israel "must be wiped off the map", also repeated his view Thursday that the Jewish state was a "tumour". "Now that you believe the Jews were oppressed, why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price?" the hardline president asked...
  • Iranian Alert - December 8, 2005 - The Ticking Tehran Bomb

    12/07/2005 11:31:56 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,038+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.8.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ticking Tehran Bomb An Excerpt: Wall Street Journal:Once Iran gets its uranium enrichment plant at Natanz up and running, it will likely be months away from having a nuclear weapon. So said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei this week in an interview with The Independent newspaper of London. We were surprised enough by the quote from the hyper-careful Mr. ElBaradei that we called his spokeswoman Melissa Fleming to confirm. While she cautioned that it would probably take two years before Natanz was fully operational, she said the IAEA assumed that any country that...
  • Bush finally delivers the goods on Iraq war strategy

    12/07/2005 5:02:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies · 662+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 7, 2005 | Michael Barone
    Bush finally delivers the goods on Iraq war strategy December 7, 2005 BY MICHAEL BARONE Meat and potatoes. Metrics and specifics. That's what George W. Bush provided, finally, for the American people in his speech last week at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Metrics: ''80 Iraqi battalions are fighting side by side with coalition forces''; ''30 Iraqi Army battalions have assumed primary control of their own areas of responsibility'' ; ''3,500 new police officers every 10 weeks.'' Specifics: ''Regional support units and base support units have been created across the country''; ''an Iraqi military academy, a noncommissioned officer academy, a...
  • Bush's Lack of a Plan Stands in Contrast to Roosevelt's Strategy for Victory, Says Democratic..

    12/07/2005 5:25:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 1,093+ views
    Bush's Lack of a Plan Stands in Contrast to Roosevelt's Strategy for Victory, Says Democratic National Committee 12/7/2005 4:19:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Karen Finney of the Democratic National Committee, 202-863-8148 WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Communications Director Karen Finney issued the following statement on President Bush’s speech today and his commitment to a failed policy in Iraq: "Today marks the 64th anniversary of the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor, a terrible day that compelled our nation to a war in the service of our greatest calling: the triumph of democracy over tyranny. Because President...