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Iranian Alert - September 26, 2006 - "Islam is not compatible with democracy." Next Supreme Leader?
Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 09/27/2006 8:58:52 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

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"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 report ‘Uncovering Iran’ appears designed to convince the British public that Iran respects human rights, democratic principles and values. Listen to the report.

But it "covers up" reports like these, today:

  • Amnesty International published an Urgent Action report on the imminent execution in Iran of Kobra Rahmanpour.
  • Amnesty International also published an Urgent Action report on their fear for the safety, medical concern and torture of student activist Ahmad Batebi.
  • Amnesty International said it is greatly concerned by new arrests and detentions in Iran targeting human rights activists, minority community activists and others peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and association.
  • International Federation of Journalists reported that it is concerned by news that the Islamic Republic is intimidating journalists in Iran who travel overseas by alleging they are engaged in spying.
  • Iran Press News reported that Iranians gathered at the Tehran U.N. offices to protest imminent execution of 3 women by the regime where the guards attacked protestors and brutally battered them.
  • Iran Press News reported that the human-rights-violating Islamic regime has once again issued the death sentences of seven residents of the province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
    Iran Press News
    reported that Keyvan Ansari, former secretary of the Amir Kabir University student association was arrested.
  • Iran Press News reported that Pourya Nejad-Veysi, a corruption busting journalist and segment producer the Islamic Republic’s own television news reports has been arrested. A revolutionary court sentenced him with the high crime of “taking action against the security of the regime.”
  • Iran Press News reported that the organization for the defense of human rights in the province of Kurdistan confirmed the prison sentence and flogging for their organization’s member and political activist, Loghmon Mehri.
  • Iran Focus reported that State Security Forces (SSF) in the western city of Hamedan announced that they would crack down on people eating in public during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, forcing offenders to dig graves.
  • Iran Press News reported that the Islamic Republic’s general attorney, described the murders of the two young activists and political prisoners Akbar Mohammadi and Valiollah Fayz-Mehdavi, as appropriate, goes on to specify: Not only is this a warning, it should be absolutely construed as a threat [to all Iranians opposing the Islamic regime]."


Russian increasing its ties with Iran.

  • The Jerusalem Post reported that the chief of Iran's Atomic Organization said: "Iran will complete the establishment of its nuclear power station at Bushehr in half a year."
  • Iran Press News reported that Russian media announced that the Islamic Republic intends to purchase yet another five passenger planes from Russia.
  • MosNews reported that Russia has offered to sell a range of surface-to-air missile systems to protect Iran’s nuclear facilities.


Now Egypt and Turkey want nuclear programs.

  • The Times Online reported that Egypt and Turkey are pressing ahead with plans to join the nuclear club, amid fears that Iran’s atomic program could trigger a nuclear race across the Middle East.


Condi: No gas embargo on Iran.

  • The Washington Post reported that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she did not support a gasoline embargo on Iran as a way of punishing Tehran.


Ledeen: Religion now dominates the world debate and the west doesn't get it.

  • Michael Ledeen, The National Review Online noted that that religion — not so long ago pronounced irrelevant by most everyone in proper society — now dominates the global debate. Even a Communist like Hugo Chavez used religious terms to denounce W., perhaps because he is now in a tag team with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who speaks for a theocracy. And now the Pope...


Here are a few other news items you may have missed.

  • Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal interviewed Reza Pahlavi on the growing showdown with Iran. He said: "The minute [the Islamic Republic] stand back from their aggressive position on the nuclear issue and what have you, they will instantly lose credibility and support within their own militia, which is really the basic foundation and power base of this regime."
  • Reuters reported that Israel is debating taking the veil off of its nuclear weapons program in order to deter Iran from the use of nuclear weapons against it.
  • Iran Focus reported that Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sacked his Minister of Welfare and Social Security, marking the first time the radical president has ousted a cabinet member.
  • IranMania reported that some 800,000 foreigners are working in Iran illegally.
  • Iran Press News reported that Islamic Republic organizations actively financed the Lebanese Hezbollah.
  • You Tube featured a video of a demonstration at Fox New LA to save Nazanin & Kobra from execution.

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1 posted on 09/27/2006 8:58:58 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 09/27/2006 9:00:06 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Off topic
This something I ran across and is wondering what your take on it is.

Iraqi Muslim leader supports Iranian Mojahedin’s stay in Iraq
Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Letter by Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad al-Moussawi al-Qasemi to the commander of the Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I): The Iranian regime is the main obstacle to the establishment of democracy and security in Iraq and the region. It is meddling in Iraq in various ways
The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) is the solution to our problem. The Iraqi people consider the PMOI as their hope in the path of mutual interest. Their presence in Iraq as political refugees is both legitimate and lawful and any restriction against them is a plot by the Iranian regime

The founder of the Islamic Alliance Party (IAP) Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad al-Moussawi al-Qasemi wrote a letter to the MNF-I stressing that the IAP was an Islamic and tolerant party. He reiterated, "We know that the Iranian regime is the main obstacle to the establishment of security, stability, and democracy in Iraq and the entire region. Regardless of the number of agreements it signs this problem will not be resolved. The Iranian regime is meddling in Iraqi affairs on a daily basis including in material and spiritual as well as ideological, political, and military domains."

Ayatollah al-Qasemi reiterated in his letter, "We have plenty of information about our country and those of our neighboring countries. But the most important point which needs to be brought up is the issue of the PMOI." Referring to the problem of Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq, he added, "The IAP sees the PMOI as the key to resolving this problem. This, of course, is not solely our opinion but also that of other Iraqi national forces and parties. PMOI members' presence in Iraq as political refugees is legitimate, lawful and in accordance with the Fourth Geneva Convention. The Iraqi people see them as the cornerstone in establishing future brotherly relations between two neighboring countries."

The ayatollah wrote, "I recommend that you reach out to the PMOI since its members are from the intellectual strata of Iranian society who can bring democratic and civilized changes in Iran. They are living in exile and struggling for this very reason. They should be assisted in every possible manner to free their country from this nightmare." He added, "Therefore, we respect their great history and are proud of their presence in Iraq. It is obvious that putting pressure on the PMOI is nothing but a plot by the evil Iranian regime in Iraq."

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
September 26, 2006

3 posted on 09/27/2006 9:04:37 AM PDT by Valin (
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To: DoctorZIn
islam is not compatible with anything but islam. That's by design. islam takes from man the thing that make man unique. It is a parasite that robs man of all free thought, self-determination and independence. Read up on what Winston Churchill said about islam.

Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi is absolutely correct because he knows what islam is. It's his tool to steal the freedom of every person he can. It's his tool to take away the independence of free people and put them under his control. He wants to steal the mind of man and replace it with his way of thinking. All under the false ruse that islam is a religion. It's not a religion, it's a political system that seeks to control all that it touches.

islam demands that we are bend our knees and bow our heads to it. Count me out.

4 posted on 09/27/2006 9:13:02 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Don't worry, everything will be OK. Or maybe it won't.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Definitely not compatible with democracy, life, belief, love, civilization.

5 posted on 09/27/2006 10:06:31 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (The Leftist Marxist-Islamist Alliance: joining forces to destroy civilization.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Excellent rant! Count me out too...
6 posted on 09/27/2006 10:14:33 AM PDT by Edgerunner (The greatest impediment to world peace is the UN and the Peaceniks)
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To: Valin

It sounds like Iranian MEK group in Iraq doesn't want to be thrown out of Iraq and returned to Iran. (where they will most likely be killed)

7 posted on 09/27/2006 6:10:45 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert
That's kind of the feeling I got. I tried looking up some more on them, it was difficult, not having a real good handle on all these groups.
8 posted on 09/27/2006 9:02:44 PM PDT by Valin (
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To: Valin

They' are all names for the same group. They have more names too. They like to invent names to disguise themselves. But they are all the cult of Rajavi.

9 posted on 09/27/2006 9:16:21 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert
Thanks. You get an attaboy
10 posted on 09/27/2006 9:19:09 PM PDT by Valin (
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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert; jeffers
Since the price of crude oil is sliding down, close to 20 per cent in the past two months, the Iranian theocrazy is getting less money to spend on nuclear weapons and foreign adventures such as in Lebanon.

I do not know the average production cost, but the production cost in Iraq is $1.0-1.5 according to Thus a similar estimate would be valid for Iran. This means that get at least 20 % less money.

According to this article the price will probably fall further as hedge funds are deserting their previous bets on new hurricanes and the Saudis are pushing the crude oil price further down to prevent Iran to get money. New fields will as be added.

It should be added that it is in the interest of the oil producers to now and then push the price down in order to prevent big coal-to-liquid-fuel investments to be made (require about $ 35/bbl) and prevent large scale biofuel production.

However, Iran has a big potential according to this 2003 article:

"Iran is one of the large-reserve holders among OPEC member countries but its oil production capacity is proportionally less than the size of its reserves. In contrast, the production capacity of OPEC's small-reserve holders is proportionally greater than the size of their reserves. Theoretically speaking, Iran could have much higher oil production capacity. Although this subject is more complicated than the simple proportionality comparison, nevertheless the country could and should make every effort to expand and maintain its oil production capacity commensurate with the size of its oil reserves."

The reason that Iran is not investing in their production is that they are lacking money and technology, and if there will be sanctions their economy will be hurt even more.
11 posted on 09/30/2006 1:44:17 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: nuconvert

Trouble(?) for the pistachio business

12 posted on 09/30/2006 1:47:23 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Lol. Is Rafsanjani getting worried?

13 posted on 09/30/2006 5:10:40 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...and his head is so tiny...))
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