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  • Gay Marriage Stirs Rebellion at Synagogue

    07/06/2013 1:38:33 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/5/2013 | Adam Nagourney
    LOS ANGELES Sinai Temple is a Conservative Jewish congregation perched on a hill in Westwood, famous for its wealth, its sizable population of Persians, many of whom fled Iran after the fall of the shah, and a well-known and outspoken rabbi who has at times pushed his congregation on ideologically adventurous paths. So it was that three weeks before the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California, the rabbi, David Wolpe, announced in a letter to the synagogue that gay marriages would be performed in this 107-year-old congregation, as soon as the court ruling he anticipated...
  • (Iran) Scientist Claims to Invent 'Time Machine' To See Into The Future With 98% Accuracy

    04/13/2013 1:27:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Mirror (U.K.) ^ | April 11, 2013 | Tom Parry
    Scientist claims to invent 'time machine' to see into the future with 98 per cent accuracy He says his device can detail any individuals life between five and eight years in advance after taking readings from the user's touch An Iranian scientist claims he has invented a time machine that allows you to predict the future with 98 per cent accuracy. Ali Razeghi says his device can produce a print-out detailing any individuals life between five and eight years in advance after taking readings from the user's touch. He claims the Iranian government, whose nuclear programme has caused concern...
  • Beware of Persians bearing Georgian passports

    03/18/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    Forum.Internet-Haganah.com ^ | 18 March 2013, 08:52 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "So there I was, doing that thing I do - targeted collection, and triage based on a range of frequently changing criteria - when I happened to notice this image:" SNIPPET: "georgi.ir: sometimes what isn't there is still interesting"
  • Killer Swarms (It wasn't the Russian winter that stopped Napoleon.)

    11/26/2012 11:08:01 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 14 replies
    The Foreign Policy ^ | November 26, 2012 | John Arquilla
    Today marks the bicentennial of the culminating catastrophe that befell the Grande Arme as it retreated from Russia. This past weekend one of the French Emperor's descendants, Charles Napoleon, traveled to Minsk in Belarus to attend ceremonies commemorating the disaster at the nearby Beresina River crossing, where thousands died -- many by drowning -- in a final, panicked rout in freezing weather. Bonaparte had marched deep into Russia with nearly half a million soldiers; he returned with less than 25,000. Given that Napoleon was the great captain of his time -- perhaps of all time -- and that his armies...
  • The Islamic Republic is not Iran

    08/12/2010 8:51:55 PM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 01, 2010 | Amil Imani
    The Islamic Republic Is Not Iran By Amil Iman We just don't get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in, in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called "dim-witted cowboy," has created the entire mess. The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the...
  • Iranian Population Educated, Urbanized and Young: Census (Iranian fertility rate plummets to 1.29)

    07/31/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 30 replies
    Turkish Weekly ^ | July 30, 2012
    According to the latest census, Irans population is at 75.2 million, with 99.4 percent being Muslims, 55 percent under the age of 30, and the literacy rate at 93 percent Iran is a very urbanized society with a largely educated, young Muslim population that ranks as the Middle Easts second-largest, its latest census figures published yesterday show. The snapshot, issued on the website of the presidencys planning and strategic supervision department (www.amar.org.ir), also corrected some misconceptions about the country, notably by reporting fewer than expected Jews and Internet users. The census, whose data was collected in 2011 and presented in...
  • Warning signs from ancient Greek tsunami

    05/14/2012 3:27:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | April 19, 2012 | Nan Broadbent
    In the winter of 479 B.C., a tsunami was the savior of Potidaea, drowning hundreds of Persian invaders as they lay siege to the ancient Greek village. New geological evidence suggests that the region may still be vulnerable to tsunami events, according to Klaus Reicherter of Aachen University in Germany and his colleagues. The Greek historian Herodotus described the strange retreat of the tide and massive waves at Potidaea, making his account the first description of a historical tsunami. Reicherter and colleagues have added to the story by sampling sediments on the Possidi peninsula in northern Greece where Potidaea (and...
  • What divides Sunni and Shiite Muslims?

    04/02/2011 7:41:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    swissinfo.ch ^ | Apr 2, 2011 | Eveline Kobler,
    Tensions and violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims are often in the news in countries like Iraq, Pakistan and Bahrain, but why are they at daggers drawn? swissinfo.ch: How did it come about that a Sunni minority should rule over a Shiite majority, as for example in Bahrain, where there are currently popular protests? Arnold Hottinger: This is a matter of power which has historical roots. Bahrain has a Sunni government but the majority of the population 70 per cent - is Shiite. The example of Iraq, which also has a Shiite majority, can be easily explained in the...
  • Leak City (Oliver North)

    07/29/2010 9:10:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 30, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON In most administrations, "leaks" of classified information precipitate presidential ire. Nearly all such unauthorized disclosures are the consequence of disgruntled government employees deciding that a "leak" is the best way to stop some activity they have decided should not continue. To justify their unlawful actions, they call themselves "secret whistle-blowers." The so-called "mainstream media" love them. Most American presidents do not. That's what makes the current commander in chief's reactions to a whole series of "leaks" so unusual. President Barack Obama doesn't seem to be concerned at all. President Ronald Reagan was infuriated by the publication and broadcast...
  • Heroes and villains in Lebanon

    10/15/2010 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 2 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | Robert Tait
    Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday to a hero's welcome and blaze of fanfare that belied the country's rising intercommunal tensions and Western misgivings about his visit. Shouts of "khosh amadi" ("welcome" in Persian) and showers of rice, sweets and petals greeted the Iranian leader as he waved to crowds from an open-topped car after arriving in Beirut at the beginning of a two-day trip. It's Ahmadinejad's first visit to Lebanon, where Iran has cultivated close relationship with Hezbollah, the Shi'ite Islamist group that fought a bitter five-week conflict with Israel in 2006. He was expected to...
  • Protesters taunt Basij militia in Iran (w/Video)

    12/28/2009 5:13:59 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 15 replies · 540+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 28 December 2009 | No Byline
    Amateur footage shot in Tehran shows protesters cornering members of the Basij militia and taunting them. They can also be heard telling the militia to chant and denounce the Supreme Leader before they let them go. (snort) >B-)
  • 2009 Iranian Revolution - Streets of Tehran resemble a war zone Dec 27

    12/27/2009 4:12:00 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 125 replies · 6,557+ views
    You Tube 2009 Iran Revolution's Channel ^ | 12-27-09 | 2009 Iran Revolution's Channel
    Must see fresh videos of Iraninan Revolution in progress. http://www.youtube.com/user/2009IranRevolution
  • The Persian Community

    12/02/2009 8:48:52 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 16 replies · 939+ views
    The Persian Community by Ari Bussel In Israel there are jokes from every conceivable origin, for Israel is a country made up of a diversity of Jews. They returned from the Diaspora and joined the few that have been here throughout time. The Persian community is thus no different than any other. These jokes have a grain of truth and help us laugh at ourselves and at the variations we all bring to this melting pot of Israeli society. The Persian community is characterized, in my minds eye, by three traits: close-knit, the value it places on education and its...
  • Iranian Protestors tear down Hezbollah anti-Israeli banner

    09/20/2009 8:52:10 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 74 replies · 3,477+ views
    Iran: Green Movement ^ | 9/20/09 | Iran: Green Movement
    Banner reads: "Palestine a source of unity; Israel the common enemy". Iran: pro-Democracy demonstrators tear down a Hezbollah sponsored anti-Israel banner. Iranians, majority Persian, have heavily criticized the Iranian government for its foreign policy. Iranians bringing down the Hezbollah banner chanting "burn it, burn it"
  • Mullahs Cannot Stop the Persian Reawakening

    06/26/2009 1:08:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies · 923+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 26, 2009 | Alicia Colon
    Iran is now saying that Neda was killed because she was mistaken for the sister of an Iranian "terrorist." A photograph of Neda Agha-Soltan on CNN.com shows a beautiful young woman with shining hair and a winsome smile unfettered by the traditional Islamic garb worn by women in the Middle East. I've seen many women who look like Neda since February, 2007 when I met my first Persian. I was at the office of the New York Sun when I kept getting a call from a mysterious man who insisted on meeting me in person. He told me he was...
  • ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN'S PERSECUTION OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES - ISLAMIC APARTHEID [update]

    04/24/2009 12:56:25 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 463+ views
    ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN'S PERSECUTION OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES - ISLAMIC APARTHEID In General, Christians, Baha'i, Kurds, Jews, Azeris, Baluchis, Ahwazi ArabsAgain, religious persecution in IranFebruary 20, 2009Ethel C. FenigAs Thomas Lifson noted yesterday Iranian authorities destroyed a Sufi holy site, continuing their practice of pressuring and discriminating against religions that do not strictly follow the Shi'ite form of Islam. But the Sufis are not the only religious minority suffering discrimination in Iran. The 2500 year old Jewish community, which numbered over 80,000 thirty years ago at the time of the Khoemeni Revolution which overthrew the Shah, has dwindled to about...
  • Happy Sixtieth Birthday Israel

    05/11/2008 12:52:40 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 102+ views
    Amil Imani ^ | 09 May 2008 | Staff
    Israel, your people, as well as people of good will, are celebrating your sixtieth birthday. We, the children of Cyrus the Great, also would like to offer our heartfelt best wishes to you on this occasion. Yet, this, in fact, is your rebirth. Your birth occurred some 4,000 years ago. Regrettably, your journey from your early beginning to the present has been fraught with great suffering. It is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of your people that they persisted in their valiant struggle to re-gather again in the land of their birth. A noble and just Persian king, Cyrus...
  • A Provocation By Iran Could Have A Major Influence On Our Election

    01/16/2008 12:54:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 376+ views
    The Day ^ | January 16, 2008 | Bridget Johnson
    IIn the movie Die Hard 2, a terrorist is laying out his nefarious plans to the air-traffic control chief played by one Sen. Fred Thompson at Dulles International Airport. Dammit, you can't do this! an aghast Thompson tells the terrorist character. I am doing this! snarls the terrorist. With similar melodramatic aplomb, the Iranians played a potentially deadly game of chicken just as all eyes were fixated on Thompson and the rest of the New Hampshire hopefuls. As Iranian speedboats confronted U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, a radio transmission intoned in the speaker's best Darth Vader English,...
  • Iran Plans on Destroying Tomb of King Cyrus, Friend of the Jews

    01/13/2008 10:57:06 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 56 replies · 1,260+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | January 13, 2008 | Ezra HaLevi
    Iran is planning on submerging the tomb of King Cyrus (Coresh), the Persian King known for authorizing the Jewish exiles to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Holy Temple. According to a report by Omedia, an Iranian organization is demanding that the International Criminal Court take action against those responsible. The Iranian ayatollahs are planning on destroying the tomb as part of a general campaign to sever the Persian people from their non-Islamic heritage; Cyrus was thought to be a Zoroastrian and was one of the first rulers to enforce a policy of religious tolerance on his huge kingdom. Journalist...
  • Bush: Threat of World War III if Iran goes nuclear

    10/17/2007 2:00:08 PM PDT · by 300magnum · 149 replies · 492+ views
    Reuters ^ | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush warned on Wednesday a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to World War III as he tried to shore up international opposition to Tehran amid Russian skepticism over its nuclear ambitions. Bush was speaking a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has resisted Western pressure to toughen his stance over Iran's nuclear program, made clear on a visit to Tehran that Russia would not accept any military action against Iran. At a White House news conference, Bush expressed hope Putin would brief him on his talks in Tehran and said he would ask...
  • Ten Things You Didn't Know About Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    09/28/2007 1:35:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 1,575+ views
    Yahoo! News/U.S. News & World Report ^ | September 26, 2007 | Staff
    1. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (pronounced mah-MOOD ah-mah-dih-nee-ZHAD) was born Oct. 28, 1956, three years after the CIA-sponsored coup that installed the pro-Western leader Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as Iran's leader. A Shiite Muslim, he and his wife, a professor, have two sons and a daughter. 2. When he was an infant, Ahmadinejad's family moved from the village of Aradan to Tehran. It was at this point that the family changed its name from Saborjhian, which translates to "thread painter" (the lowliest job in Iran's traditional carpet-weaving industry), to the more religious Ahmadinejad ("race of Muhammad" or "virtuous race"). 3. Ahmadinejad is...
  • When Bush Comes to Iran: The view of American tough talk from Tehran (Barf Alert)

    09/03/2007 5:41:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 601+ views
    Slate ^ | September 3, 2007 | Reza Aslan
    My cousin Kamran is a successful software engineer in Tehran with a house, a thriving business of his own, and a brand new Peugeot, which he likes to show off by careening through the city's clogged streets at maniacal speeds. Like most of Iran's young and highly educated population, he must rely on other means to make ends meet. So, in addition to running his software business, Kamran tutors neighborhood children, raises chickens on his aunt's farm, hires himself out as a guide and translator for tourists, dabbles in real estate, and occasionally sells imitation designer handbags out of the...
  • `Glory of Persepolis' goes on screen in response to insulting movie `300'

    05/01/2007 6:37:11 PM PDT · by AnnaZ · 32 replies · 1,644+ views
    `Glory of Persepolis' goes on screen in response to insulting movie `300'Tehran, May 1, IRNA Iran-Movie-Persepolis A number of experts and critics attending the screening and analysis session of the documentary dubbed `Glory of Persepolis' said that it reflects the dignity of Iranians and Persepolis, adding that it is a proper response to the insulting Hollywood movie `300'. The screening of a new series of films started at Nour film house of Imam Ali (AS) Religious Arts Museum on Monday afternoon and `Glory of Persepolis' was the first film that was screened and analyzed. The session was attended by the...
  • Iran's Rep to UN Education, Scientific & Cultural Organization Protests Over '300' (text)

    03/17/2007 10:39:24 AM PDT · by meg88 · 10 replies · 460+ views
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | 17:11 Saturday March 17, 2007 | staff reporter
    Paris, March 17, IRNA Paris-UNESCO-Movie `300' Iran's representative to the Paris-based UNESCO, Mohammad-Reza Dehshiri, in a letter to UNESCO director general criticized screening of Warner Brothers anti-Iran movie `300' and called for its severe reaction and condemnation of such an insult. In his letter, Dehshiri protested over the inciting nature of the movie, deliberately insulting the Iranian nation, as the founder of dialogue among cultures and civilizations. Meanwhile, he underlined UNESCO's responsibility towards this sensitive issue, given the need for promotion of international peace and solidarity based on the introduction to the UNESCO Charter, calling for a proper reaction to...
  • IRAN V. THE SAUDIS

    05/16/2007 6:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 916+ views
    The New York Post ^ | May 15, 2007 | Peter Brookes
    SUNNI insurgency, Sunni-Shia sectarian violence, al Qaeda terror - Iraq doesn't need more problems. But it has one that too often gets overlooked: It's quickly becoming the latest battlefield in the proxy war between the Middle East's rising powers, Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Saudis are mostly Sunni Arabs, while the Iranians are largely Shiite Persians - and each seeks to dominate the Middle East and lead the Muslim world. Their growing rivalry is a major factor not just in Iraq but also in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and even Sudan. * In Lebanon, Saudi Arabia backs the government of...
  • Iran to "break the leg" of enemies: Ahmadinejad

    05/04/2007 7:16:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,042+ views
    al Reuters ^ | May 4, 2007
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Having repeatedly vowed to "cut off the hand" of any attacker, Iran's president shifted to the leg on Friday to underline his determination to resist Western pressure over its nuclear program. "You, the enemies of the Iranian nation, know that this nation will break the leg of anyone who wants to violate its rights," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a rally in the southeastern province of Kerman. "We will not be harmed by your opposition and it will be you who ... will be harmed," Ahmadinejad, known for his fiery anti-Western speeches, said according to the official IRNA...
  • 300 movie

    03/10/2007 2:23:40 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 75 replies · 2,201+ views
    10-Mar-2007
    I just saw 300 and I could see why the libs would be up in arms over it. From quips such as "freedom is not free" and them "boy loving Athenians(in a derogatory term)", you could also see that this was set as a clash of civilizations, freedom versus slavery. The movie overall is very gory and is not for the feint of heart but it is well worth your time if you like Frank Miller's work and you want to see history retold, although not 100% accurate.
  • Elements Of Forgotten Empire (Sassanids)

    11/17/2006 3:55:37 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 767+ views
    Al-Ahram ^ | 11-16-2006
    Elements of forgotten empire While the Sassanids are perhaps best known for their defeat at the hands of Arab forces in 642 CE, a new exhibition reveals more about their empire than its sudden final collapse, writes David Tresilian in Paris Sassanid king Shapur III (reigned 383-388) shown spearing a leopard, fourth century (St Petersburg: Hermitage Museum) Occupying the ground-floor rooms of the Muse Cernuschi in Paris until 30 December, Les Perses Sassanides, Fastes d'un empire oubli (The Sassanid Persians: Splendours of a Forgotten Empire) is an exhibition that brings together items from major European and North American museums and...
  • Iranian Alert - October 4, 2006 - Western military buildup underway in the Middle East

    10/09/2006 12:45:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,700+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Western military buildup underway in the Middle East. Global Research published a major report on the military build-up of conventional, ground, air, naval, and nuclear forces in and around the Middle East and Central Asia. The probability of another war in the Middle East is high. Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post reported that the clouds of the coming war are converging upon Israel. But our political and military leaders refuse to look up at the darkening sky.   US confident Russia and China will join in sanctions on Iran. The Washington Times reported that the United...
  • Iranian Alert - October 3, 2006 - Ahmadinejad's trouble at home and trouble making abroad

    10/09/2006 12:36:48 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,097+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad to shake up his cabinet. Iran Press News reported that a source close to Ahmadinejad's cabinet said that in the coming days vast changes will be taking place within the administration. The first to leave will be the oil minister; Vaziri Hamaneh is expected to be dismissed from the cabinet.   Ahmadinejad fails to deliver his economic miracle. Inter Press Service reported that Iranian citizens are wondering if Ahmadinejad will ever make good on an election promise to crack down on the corrupt and distribute Iran's vast oil revenues more equitably.BBC News reported that Iran's...
  • Iranian Alert - October 2, 2006 - Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment

    10/09/2006 12:25:36 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 908+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment. ABC News reported that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said they want to install up to 100,000 centrifuges to process uranium gas for enrichment in order to produce nuclear fuel. Bush pleased with the Iran Freedom and Support Act The White House, Office of the Press Secretary reported that President Bush said "I applaud Congress for demonstrating its bipartisan commitment to confronting the Iranian regime's repressive and destabilizing activities by passing the Iran Freedom Support Act." Here are a few other news items you may have missed. The International Herald Tribune reported...
  • Iranian Alert - October 1, 2006 - Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act!

    10/09/2006 12:19:10 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 858+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act! The Washington Post reported that President Bush on Saturday signed legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs.The Associated Press reported that the US Senate finally passed the Iran Freedom and Support Act.The Library of Congress published the full text of the Iran Freedom and Support Act. But does Condi support a change of regime in Iran? The Wall Street Journal reexamined their recent interview with Condi Rice in which he concludes: Her primary method for dealing with the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 29, 2006 - Photo evidence of Iran's coordinating Iraq's insurgency.

    10/09/2006 12:00:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,321+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Photo evidence of the Islamic Republic's coordinating Iraq's insurgency. Roads to Iraq and Iraqi blog reported that after a fierce battle in “Khan Bani Sa’ad” Diyala governorate north of Baghdad with “Mahdi Army”, Iraqi resistance succeeded to capture one of the “Mahdi Army”. They found a complete modern communications system manufacturing in the Ministry of Defense of Iran believed to be used as a direct contact with the Iranians. Photos.CNN News reported that a Shiite Muslim militia involved in the warfare between Sunni and Shiites in Iraq has received "millions of dollars" and an assortment of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 28, 2006 - The Islamic Republic unveils an advanced cannon.

    10/04/2006 12:15:12 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 1,335+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran wins another round in the nuclear crisis with the West. ISN Security Watch reported that while a temporary suspension of uranium enrichment would boost diplomatic efforts with Iran, the UN and EU seem to have thrown in the towel, offering talks without suspension and betraying their weak position.Reuters reported that president of the Islamic Republic, Ahmadinejad, said on that Tehran would not suspend nuclear enrichment despite pressure from the West. He said: "Today, Western countries want us to suspend our nuclear technology, but we say to them that we will never give it up."Bill Gertz,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 27, 2006 - Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran

    10/02/2006 11:58:53 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 888+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran.   Mercury News reported that a Pentagon unit has drafted a report charging that U.S. international broadcasts into Iran aren't tough enough on the Islamic regime.   The US military on the Islamic Republic's military.   Middle East Newsline reported that the US military officials have assessed that Iran's military was the second most powerful in the Middle East.   Russia finally sets a startup date for Iran's nuclear power plant.   Bloomberg reported that Iran's first nuclear power plant, a Russian-built project, will begin operating by September...
  • Iranian Alert - September 26, 2006 - "Islam is not compatible with democracy." Next Supreme Leader?

    09/27/2006 8:58:52 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,313+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story "Islam is not compatible with democracy.” - The next Supreme Leader? The New York Times reported concern that Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, is trying to expand his already growing power by packing the "assembly of experts" (which has the power to elect the Supreme Leader) with his loyalists. He said: “Democracy means if the people want something that is against God’s will, then they should forget about God and religion.”   BBC radio's pro-Islamic Republic campaign of misinformation. Ardeshir Dolat reported that the BBC radio 4 in Britain has started a campaign of misinformation on Iran. Its...
  • Iranian Alert - September 25, 2006 - Is Iran about to launch a war in northern Iraq?

    09/25/2006 10:21:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Is Iran about to launch a war in northern Iraq? DEBKAfile reported that a new Middle East war is in the offing with Turkish and Iranian air units are poised for an imminent coordinated invasion of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan. The report claimed Iranian and Turkish assault troops are already deployed 7-8 km deep inside Iraqi territory. The EU/Iran have weeks to agree on an agenda for more talks. Reuters reported that France said that EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran had weeks rather than months to agree an agenda for talks about...
  • Iranian Alert - September 24, 2006 - EU3 cave into Iran

    09/25/2006 9:21:54 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 772+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU3 cave into Iran. Reuters reported that France, Britain and Germany would be willing to begin talks with Iran even if it has not suspended its nuclear enrichment program first, but Washington would not take part.   Islamic Republic tries to crush new Azeri dissent. Regnum reported the arrest of five Azeri after troops were deployed by the authorities in order to prevent massive rallies by Azeri’s against opening new schools in Farsi.   Pakistan surrenders region to Taliban and Al Qaeda? Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio, The Weekly Standard reported that the government of Pakistan...
  • 300:New Frank Miller Movie About Sparta and the Persians[Vanity]

    09/24/2006 11:06:50 PM PDT · by GinJax · 21 replies · 2,222+ views
    Just wanted to give everyone who likes actions type movies the heads up about the new Frank Miller movie depicting the Battle of Thermopylae called 300. No doubt all Freepers knows the story. Either you like FM or you don't. Here is a link to a preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KvXZJ2S5FY Looks interesting, if you don't like movies try the book Gates of Fire, that should get ya to the movie. I hope the movie lays of the whole homo erotic themes.
  • Iranian Alert - September 23, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: Rabbis more critical of 'Zionists' than Iran

    09/23/2006 11:23:10 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 1,179+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/23/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iranmania LONDON, September 23 (IranMania) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said rabbis are criticising the 'Zionist' regime more than the Islamic Republic of Iran, IRNA reported. Speaking to reporters after his 10-day visit to Senegal, Cuba, Venezuela and the UN General Assembly in New York, the president said he held a lengthy meeting with Jewish clerics in the US. "They expressed their concerns to us over the behaviour of the Zionists," he added. The president also said that during the visit, he explained Iran's principled stand on a host of issues during meetings with various groups...
  • Iranian Alert - September 22, 2006 - Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain."

    09/22/2006 9:58:27 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 1,540+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain." The New York Times reported that Ahmadinejad met with two dozen members of the Council on Foreign Relations, then ending the evening by asking whether they were simply shills for the Bush administration.Kenneth R. Timmerman, FrontPageMagazine.com reported that while the CFR has consistently promoted a "grand bargain" with the regime in Tehran and ex-CFR staffer Susan Maloney at the State Department has vetoed funding of the Iranian opposition radio and TV broadcasts, and training for opposition groups inside Iran, on the grounds that it might offend the Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - September 21, 2006 - Ahmadinejad tells big lies largely unchallenged by the media

    09/21/2006 10:30:35 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,055+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad tells big lies but is largely unchallenged by the media. MSNBC and NBC News published an interview with Ahmadinejad in which he claimed that while the US “... speak of war so easily, as if it’s on their daily agenda. We never speak of war.”Los Angeles Times reported that Iran's president told the United Nations that the organization had become a tool used by the world's powerful to oppress the weak, and call.   Chavez calls Bush "the devil." Drudge Report published the full text of Venezuelan President Chavez remarks at the UN General Assembly....
  • Iranian Alert - September 20, 2006 - Ahmadinejad attempts to rally the world against the US

    09/20/2006 5:47:21 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 939+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad attempts to rally the world against the US. Vital Perspective published the full translated text of Ahmadinejad's UN speech. A few excerpts... On the nuclear issue: "All our nuclear activities are transparent, peaceful and under the watchful eyes of IAEA inspectors." On the US and Britain: "They consider themselves the masters and rulers of the entire world." On human rights: "Should respect for the rights of human beings become the predominant objective, then injustice, ill temperament, aggression and war will fade away." He ended with: "Oh, Almighty God... upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 19, 2006 - Ahmadinejad invited to speak to the CFR in NYC.

    09/19/2006 6:21:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,385+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.19.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad invited to speak to the CFR in NYC. One Jerusalem has confirmed that the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Left-leaning establishment organization in New York, is inviting major civic, business, and political leaders to meet Iran's tyrannical President Ahmadinejad this week, when he is in New York. They asked for your help.Eli Lake, New York Sun reported that Jewish leaders in New York are spurning a request from the Council on Foreign Relations to meet with the president of Iran when he arrives for the U.N. General Assembly.Ken Timmerman, Iran.org reported a...
  • Iranian Alert - September 18, 2006 - The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US.

    09/18/2006 9:49:49 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 844+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US. Daniel M. Zucker, Global Politician reported on the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK) sophisticated campaign of disinformation, learned from the Soviet KGB, and its work in the United States. A must read. UNSC to act this week on Iran? CNN News reported that Condoleezza Rice said the United States expects to "make some movement forward" on a sanctions resolution when U.N. diplomats convene in New York next week.The New York Times reported that after intense talks about Iran's nuclear program, the United States and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 17, 2006 - A mini cold war is starting in the Middle East.

    09/18/2006 1:26:23 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 838+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A mini cold war is starting in the Middle East. Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat argued that a mini cold war in the Middle East is likely to begin with a Western push for regime change in Syria.   Bush won't meet Ahmadinejad at the UN. He has other plans. Iran Focus reported that United States President George W. Bush ruled out meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York where world leaders will gather next week.   Another meaningless meeting of the major powers and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 16, 2006 - Pakistan releases 2500 Al Qaeda and Taliban

    09/17/2006 10:29:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 871+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pakistan releases 2500 Al Qaeda and Taliban. The Telegrah reported that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's government had authorized the release from jail of 2,500 Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters caught fighting coalition forces in Afghanistan. Krauthammer: Bush preparing for war with Iran. Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post reported that President Bush said "It's very important for the American people to see the president try to solve problems diplomatically before resorting to military force." "Before" implies that the one follows the other. The signal is unmistakable.The Washington Post asked President Bush what he would say to...
  • Iranian Alert - September 15, 2006 - Iran denounces Pope, asks for apology

    09/16/2006 1:03:17 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 33 replies · 1,736+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/16/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Xinhua TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Iran denounced Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday for his recent comments on Islam and requested a apology, the official IRNA news agency reported The pope's remarks were "contradictory to his status as the leader of one of the world's divine faiths," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini was quoted as saying. The remarks made by the pope, "emanate from political interpretations and are contrary to the divine notions, we consider it's a big mistake... and we condemn them," he added "In order to prevent the indignation of the Muslim's world,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 14, 2006 - The lies Khatami spoke in the US

    09/16/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 977+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The lies Khatami spoke in the US. Amir Taheri, New York Post reported that in his recent speeches in the US, Khatami used a vocabulary carefully designed to hoodwink the Americans. The trick was reinforced by the fact that he often said one thing in Persian, while the interpreter said something else in English for the benefit of the Harvard audience. A must read.   The West is still divided on what to do next with Iran. New Press reported that key European nations called on Iran to negotiate its nuclear dispute with the international community,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 13, 2006 - Sharansky: A troubling story from Putin.

    09/14/2006 8:57:07 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,059+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Sharansky: A troubling story from Putin. Natan Sharansky, Los Angeles Times reported that in 2000, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin told me a story that he has been unable to get out of his mind. The story involves a nephew, a suitcase, a train to Manhattan and a nuclear bomb.   France's Sarkozy: Iran is an outlaw nation. NDTV reported that French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said that Iran had "made itself into an outlaw nation" and must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.   Did Bush promise a pre-emptive attack on Iran? Mario Loyola,...