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  1. The ignorant Wahabi Arabs should prepare themselves for doomsday. Iran warns Yahoodi (Saudi) Arabia, the killer of Shias of Bahrain, Baghdad, Sada and Qatif. _____________________________________________________ Iran warns Arab oil producers on replacing its oil Iran warned Arab oil producers against boosting production to offset any potential drop in Tehran's crude exports in the event of an embargo affecting its oil sales. Iran warned its Arab neighbors on Sunday not to raise crude output to replace Iranian oil in the event of an embargo by the European Union, Tehran's OPEC Governor Mohammad Ali Khatibi was quoted as saying. "The consequences of this issue are unpredictable. Therefore, our Arab neighbor countries should not cooperate with these adventurers and should adopt wise policies," Khatibi said. The U.S. recently imposed sanctions targeting Iran's central bank and, by extension, refiners' ability to buy and pay for crude. The European Union is also weighing an embargo on Iranian oil, while Japan, one of Iran's top Asian customers, didn’t pledged to buy less crude from the country. Mohammad Ali Khatibi, Iran's OPEC governor, said that attempts by Persian Gulf nations to replace Iran's output with their own would make them an "accomplice in further events." "These acts will not be considered friendly," Khatibi said, adding that if the Arab producers "apply prudence and announce that they will not participate in replacing oil, then adventurist countries will not show interest," in the embargo. Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil producer and a close U. S. ally, had claimed that it was ready to raise its output to accommodate global market needs, but experts say no member of the 12-nation Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has significant spare capacity to replace Iran oil exports. Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi appeared to try to further clarify the country's position in comments published Sunday in the daily Al-Ektisadiyah newspaper. "We never said that Saudi Arabia is trying to compensate for Iranian oil in the case that sanctions (are enacted)," Al-Naimi was quoted as saying. "We said that we are prepared to meet the increase in global demand as a result of any circumstances." Iran's warning introduces a new layer of complication to an issue that has the potential for broad regional and global fallout. "If these countries make a mistake and give the green light, this will be a historic green light," Khatibi said. Any attempt by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz, through which a sixth of the world's oil flows, would also affect the export abilities of the major Persian Gulf producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar. While momentum appears to be building for the sanctions by the West, China, another major buyer of Iranian oil, has come out against the measures Tehran Times
  2. In a graduation ceremony at Imam Ali (a.s.) Military Academy, Ayatollah Khamenei the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces said that the Armed Forces are the first line of national defense and stressed that America and the Zionist regime should know that the Iranian nation will not attack other countries. He added that the Iranian nation will not tolerate the threats of the material powers and that any kind of invasion and threat will be met with a crushing response from the Iranian nation. Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated: "Anybody who cherishes the thought of attacking the Islamic Republic of Iran should be prepared to receive strong slaps and powerful punches from the Iranian nation, the Revolutionary Guards, the Army and Basij." The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution called on the Iranian nation, especially the Armed Forces, to continue the path of national dignity and international glory, further stressing: "The most important kind of deterrence is the strong structure of the Islamic Republic, our national unity and the closeness of the hearts of the Iranian people to each other. Everybody is responsible to preserve and strengthen this strong structure of the Islamic Republic." His Eminence said that the Armed Forces are a source of pride for the Iranian nation and added: "A nation that can prove its preparedness for resistance and whole-hearted defense - in order to safeguard its independence, identity, ideals and existence - will always be honored." The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated: "In a world in which the relations between nations and countries are still determined on the basis of the power of bayonets and weapons and in a world in which the bullying powers are trying to take control of the destiny of other nations with iron fists, only a nation that proves its preparedness for defense will be secure from harm." Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the preparedness of the Iranian Armed Forces and added: "The preparedness of the Armed Forces for defense, combined with their faith and piety, is a source of glory for the Iranian nation and it is necessary to preserve and strengthen this preparedness."
  3. A key amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act signed by United States President Barack Obama on the last day of 2011 - when no one was paying attention - imposes sanctions on any countries or companies that buy Iranian oil and pay for it through Iran's central bank. Starting this summer, anybody who does it is prevented from doing business with the US. This amendment - for all practical purposes a declaration of economic war - was brought to you by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), on direct orders of the Israeli Torrents of spin have tried to rationalize it as the Obama administration's plan B as opposed to letting the Israeli dogs of war conduct an unilateral attack on Iran over its supposed nuclear weapons program. The amendment just passed may not represent the "crippling sanctions" vociferously demanded by the Israeli government. Tehran will feel the squeeze - but not to an intolerable level. Yet only those irresponsible people at the US Congress - despised by the overwhelming majority of Americans, according to any number of polls - could possibly believe they can take Iran's 2.5 million barrels of oil a day in exports off the global market with no drastic consequences for the global economy. On the other hand, one's got to praise Tehran's balls. After a relentless campaign of covert assassinations; abductions of Iranian scientists; cross-border attacks in Sistan-Balochistan province; Israeli sabotage of its infrastructure, with viruses and otherwise; invasion of territory via US spy drones; non-stop Israeli and Republican threats of an imminent "shock and awe"; and the US sale of $60 billion of weapons to Saudi Arabia, still Tehran won't balk. Tehran has just tested - successfully - its own cruise missiles, and in the Strait of Hormuz of all places. Then when Tehran reacts to the non-stop Western aggressive barrage, it is blamed with "acts of provocation". The bottom line is that average Iranians will suffer - as average, crisis-hit, indebted Europeans will also suffer. The US economy will suffer. And whenever it feels the West is getting way too hysterical, Tehran will keep reserving the right to send oil prices skyrocketing. The regime in Tehran will keep selling oil, will keep enriching uranium and, most of all, won't fall. these Western sanctions will miserably fail. But not without collecting a lot of collateral damage - in the West itself.
  4. http://rt.com/usa/news/us-troops-israel-iran-257/ Look like the times drawing nearer to finally attack Iran..
  5. An Iranian warplane has spotted a US aircraft carrier during Tehran's ongoing navy drill in the Persian Gulf, reports IRNA news agency. The US fleet's maneuvers come after Iran threatened to block the oil flow through the Strait of Hormuz. Tehran's surveillance jet has shot a video and pictures of the American carrier, which was later identified as John C. Stennis. The US Fifth Fleet keeps a military base in Bahrain, while the ship was spotted in the Gulf of Oman after crossing the Strait of Hormuz. Iranian state TV also showed images of the Iranian exercise, which is taking place in international waters near the Strait of Hormuz - the passageway for one-sixth of the world's oil supply. The US Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet is also active in the area, as are warships of several other countries that patrol for pirates there.
  6. Our nation is the strongest military force in the history of the known universe. For the past century, we have been waging wars all over our tiny planet. The Great War, WWI was followed by WWII a war that many believe was even greater. Both world wars catapulted our nation into the leading role of all the nations on earth. We are the richest, the most respected, the most reviled, the most envied, the most powerful nation among nations. We are the most warlike nation. We must, therefore, be the most warlike people ever to have populated this planet. Over the past decade, our nation has prosecuted wars in the Middle East. A war of vengeance against Afghanistan. A war of cupidity against Iraq. Both wars have gone badly for America. While the final combat forces departed Iraq last week, more than 100,000 of our troops are still waging a twilight war in Afghanistan. But it is really worse than that, for our press, television and mainstream media do not reveal the truth to our people. We are already engaged in a third major land war in the Middle East, a war against Iran. Throughout it all, we are being assured by our government that Iran is culpable of violations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but we are given no conclusive evidence that this casus belli is any more credible than the risible case Colin Powell presented to the United Nations in February 2002 stating that Saddam Hussein posed a threat because of his vast and powerful arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. With the pace of war against Iran now thundering in all its fury, it is time to mobilize once again to demand peace. Raza Mehkeri Houston, Texas. AMERICAN SHIA (Shiite) MUSLIMS
  7. Iran's Intelligence Ministry has arrested a CIA spy of Iranian descent, foiling an intricate American plot to carry out espionage activities in the Islamic Republic. According to an Iranian Intelligence Ministry statement, the American spy is a CIA analyst who had experience working for the Military Intelligence Division (MID) of the US Army in military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was tasked with carrying out a complex intelligence operation and infiltrating the Iranian intelligence apparatus. The statement said the operative underwent intense intelligence training before beginning his mission. He was identified by Iranian intelligence upon arriving at the Bagram Airbase. According to the report, Iranian intelligence agents surveilled the said spy and monitored his actions after entering Iran. The CIA spy was arrested after attempting to start his espionage activities in Iran. The statement continued that further information about this arrest will be made public in the coming days. This is not the first time Iran has arrested CIA spies. In May 30 members of a CIA espionage and sabotage network were arrested by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. On November 24, Iran once again announced the arrest of a dozen CIA spies who were reportedly on a mission to sabotage the country's nuclear facilities and other important compounds. Another CIA espionage network with 12 members was busted in Iran and Lebanon in cooperation with the Lebanese Hezbollah. According to Parviz Sorouri, a member of Iran's Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, the arrested spies were basically on a mission to cripple Iran in nuclear, military and security areas. Analysts believe that Washington has recently ramped up its espionage activities in Iran, as in addition to orchestrating spy networks, the CIA recently sent an RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft into Iran through the Afghan border which was downed by Iranian Army's electronic warfare unit on December 4 while flying over the city of Kashmar, some 140 miles (225km) from the border. US intelligence officials confirmed two days later that the drone was part of a CIA reconnaissance mission, which aimed to gather information about Iran's sensitive facilities by flying along the border.
  8. A high-ranking Iranian military commander dismisses recent threats by the Zionist regime of Israel, saying Tehran will hurl the enemies of Muslims, particularly Israel, into the dustbin of history. Commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran's Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh told Fars News Agency on Monday that seeing Israel commit the folly of attacking Iran is “one of our greatest wishes.” “A concealed energy has existed for some time now and we would like to use it to send the enemies of Islam and Muslims to the dustbin of history,” he added. Hajizadeh stressed that Iran would never cease developing its missile capabilities. Earlier on Sunday, Deputy Head of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Gholam-Ali Rashid said Iran would strike all Israeli military and nuclear sites in case of a military confrontation with the Tel Aviv regime. He said Israeli war rhetoric against Iran is a form of psychological warfare, stressing that Israel is in no position to take the risk of a military adventure. The United States and Israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran's nuclear work may consist of a covert military agenda. Iran has refuted the allegations, saying that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. While Israel refuses to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities or to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty based on its policy of nuclear ambiguity, Iran has been subjected to snap International Atomic Energy Agency inspections due to its policy of nuclear transparency. Israel recently test fired a new long-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The test was carried out at the Palmahim air base in central Israel. This three-stage Jericho-3 missile, which is capable of delivering a 750-kilo warhead to a distance, is estimated to have a range of up to 10,000 kilometers. Paradoxically, Israel's new nuke-capable missile, which can target many parts of the globe, is not considered a threat in the eyes of the West.
  9. US Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says there is no proof that the Islamic Republic of Iran has a nuclear bomb. Paul made the remarks in an interview with CBS television's Face the Nation on Sunday, AFP reported. The Texas congressman also warned against any military strike against Iran, saying, "Iran doesn't have a bomb. There's no proof… And for us to overreact and to talk about bombing Iran, that's much more dangerous." On November 12, another US Republican presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich, openly called for the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and terrorist operations to sabotage Iran's nuclear facilities. Paul also criticized US foreign policy, saying it is partially responsible for violent actions against US citizens. He also pledged to pull all US troops out of overseas bases if he wins the next presidential election. The International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors issued a resolution against the Islamic Republic on Friday. The resolution voiced “deep and increasing concern” about Tehran's nuclear program, and also called on Iran and the IAEA to intensify dialogue to resolve the dispute over the Iranian nuclear energy program. The United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program. Yet, as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, Iran has every right to develop and acquire nuclear technology meant for peaceful purposes. In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence indicating that Iran's civilian nuclear program has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU3HHkzJsKY
  11. Amano's new report on Iran's nuclear activities was not much of a surprise for the public opinion around the world because the U.S. government’s influence on Yukiya Amano is an issue that is confirmed by many sources. On November 29, Wikileaks pointed out America's vast influence on the IAEA's head, and Amano in his new report shows a double confirmation of the matter. Iranian journalists and cartoonists have also a critical look at this issue. Abbas Goudarzi has reacted to this report by his cartoon titled "A dictation that Amano has written": Sajjad Jafari has also depicted the Amano’s new report on Iran’s nuclear activities in a cartoon that has also been published in the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth: Mohammad Ali Rajabi has also shown his reaction by his two cartoons: Mohammad Kargar has a work titled "Obama's new scenario against Iran from the Amano's tongue": Another cartoonist's work is called "Firing Iran with a blank bullet":
  12. (salam) http://www.presstv.ir/detail/206513.html Have my eyes deceived me? Hypocrisy much?
  13. A good read, how ISI played a very negative role in the region, how Shias been always the victims of powers and politics and how ISI is trapped now. Anyhow, the conditions are set for Pak-Iran ties, even Afghanistan to cooperate and maintain peace in the region. Send Arab Jihadists with all Saudis dirty money and fundings to Libya, Egypt and Tunisia and ask the Western selfish partners not to provoke them against their neighbors and against their own citizens anymore. The Persian connection Wajahat S Khan Monday, October 31, 2011 In 2006, a leaked British defence ministry report said it. In June 2008, Afghan officials furious about an attempt on Hamid Karzai’s life said it. The next month of the same year, the Indians, angry about the attack on their own embassy in Kabul, said it repeatedly. In May 2009, then US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates said it very smoothly on CBS’s 60 Minutes. In July 2010, tons of leaked Wikileaks cables said it without the veneer of diplomatic parlance. The London School of Economics said it in a well-circulated discussion paper published last fall. The Brookings Institute and the New York Times said it just a couple of weeks ago. And before he said it in September to the US Senate, Admiral Mike Mullen also said it in April, 2011, on his 25th (or was it 26th or 24th) visit to Pakistan, but not as seriously. Now, a recently aired BBC documentary titled Secret Pakistan – Double Cross is saying it to worldwide audiences: Gather your arms! Sound the alarm! Mount your horses! For the Directorate of Inter-Service Intelligence, that 10,000 man strong group of shadow warriors has ‘ties’ to the Taliban. And/or the Haqqani Network. And/or the Sandman. And/or the Martians. And/or whoever else is responsible for the all trouble in Afghanistan. It’s a charming narrative, one that never fails to make global headlines. The counter narrative, however, gets lost, tangled up in its own spin even when it comes from important corners. Last week, Secretary Clinton professed her inadvertent respect for the ISI, admitting to a platoon of Islamabad’s TV anchors that there was no hard evidence of the Pakistani spy agency’s linkage with the recent US embassy attacks. Even cutely disclaiming Admiral Mullen’s “veritable arm” accusations by acknowledging that “every intelligence agency has contacts with unsavoury characters”. But that just made the local news. No fancy documentaries were commissioned there. Too bad. So let’s change things around. Let’s turn the tables. How about a narrative, on the narrative, about Pakistan’s fabled spies, by Pakistan’s fabled spies? “It’s propaganda. Our media can make hundreds of such type interview movies. Regards”. That was the message received upon pinging a ranking ISI official on the day the BBC’s revelations made the news this week. Not an earth-shattering, paradigm shifting response. In fact, it was the expected reply from an intelligence professional, with more counter-intelligence nuance than the ISPR, which had made a longer but similar statement (“highly biased...”) and less passionate than the foreign office’s take (“rubbish...purely a fabrication...”) the same day to rebut the documentary’s claims. So I pushed forward for more. Same agency; different sources; different ambits. Why now, I asked? Aren’t we “back to business” again with the Americans? Hasn’t the “talk-talk” approach won some “operationalised” ground against the “fight-talk” doctrine? We are supposed to be “90-95 percent on the same page”, aren’t we? Heck, aren’t we trading with the Indians now? So why persist with targeting Aabpara? Why play nice with Pakistan, while remaining tough on the ISI? Why separate the agency from the centre? Why the difference? “This is the ISI they [Americans] used in Afghanistan. This is (the) ISI that they deployed to bury the Soviets. Now, the ISI is becoming larger than life for them. They’ve done the same thing to Iran. They declared Iran’s [intelligence] agency rogue after 1979, because it was not reporting to them, but to Iran itself. Same thing is happening now.” Interesting. It’s not often that you hear the ISI compare itself to the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MISIRI), formerly known as SAVAMA, the bureau which replaced that old, feared shadow police of the Shah’s regime, the SAVAK. But how is Iran, that lukewarm entity Pakistanis admire but don’t really understand, all of a sudden figuring prominently into Islamabad’s security narrative? The intelligence official’s take was self-evident. “America has forced us for a while [about ties with Iran]. Over years, they have created an unannounced tension between us and Iran. They forced us to remain in the Saudi camp for decades. The “Shia kaafir hai” slogan (“Shi’ites are Infidels”) that created tensions, unannounced tensions, with Iran was raised here in Zia’s time with American approval. Since then, America has wanted us to hurt Iran. No more. Not with our borders and our role in the region. No more.” This is critical. Though it’s debatable how much America “forced” Pakistan, what is for certain is that the self-obsessed, India-centric and America-focused lot that we are, Pakistanis tend to get lost in a narrative of ‘Af-Pak’ that crucially misses out on Iran. But clearly, there is a Persian connection with Pakistan in this strategic conflict. And by the looks of things, it’s getting very sophisticated, much to America’s chagrin. Evidence indicates that the unexpected spike of recent high-level visits between Islamabad and Tehran has put the two neighbours on the same page on several security and economic matters. Iran’s rare recognition, just last week, that there have been no attacks in the last 10 months from the Pakistani side by the separatist group Jundallah, which is known to operate out of Balochistan, is a pat on Islamabad’s back that Tehran has not conceded in a long time. Looking at the list of Jundallah leaders recently nabbed or delivered with Pakistan’s help, it is clear that the ISI has seriously clamped down on its Farsi-speaking neighbour’s Baloch detractors. Additionally, as Jundallah is also reputed to be America-backed, the ‘forced evacuation’ of US intelligence operatives working in this country (in a post-Raymond Davis/post-OBL Pakistan), thus mitigating American potential to covertly threaten Iran, has had a big role to play in the newly invigorated Islamabad-Tehran nexus. Just the very fact that Tehran maintained decorum and silence instead of screaming bloody murder after Burhanuddin Rabbani’s recent assassination, despite close ties with the former Aghan president – unlike Kabul, which outright blamed Islamabad for the killings – shows that Pakistan and Iran, after a while, might finally have strategic congruence in their separate Afghan policies. The cornerstone of which, for both countries (one nuclearised, the other definitely interested in that status), is a quick and comprehensive US/Nato withdrawal from the region. Thus, America is in trouble. In Iraq, the US lost its prospects for a permanent or long-term military presence as the Shi’ite political elite, entrenched in Iran’s corner, didn’t give way. In Afghanistan, the Persian factor, this time delicately gift-wrapped in Pakistan’s khaki cotton, threatens to dismantle the US plans for a permanent military berth in the region. Thus, as the Afghan endgame draws to a close, expect to hear more on this narrative, that the Iranians and the Pakistanis have much to gain from each other. Fighting for its own rights, Pakistan can be inspired by Iran’s famous strategy of loud defiance and discrete regional diplomacy. Iran, on its part, must learn from Pakistan’s shrewd and multilateral dynamism: Keep talking to everyone, and keep everyone else guessing. The writer is former Shorenstein Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and a broadcast/online journalist. @wajskhan on Twitter.Email: wajahat_khan@hks.harvard. edu TheNews
  14. What are the chances of a second shia revival happening. I wish I had lived through the one that was by Imam Khomeini and my parents who were in Pakistan at that time told me about how they were able to have pride in who they are. I am growing up in the United States where Muslim pride constitutes a minority and shia pride is Non-existent. As a shia, i have trouble coping with my identity. Ya imam e zamana (ajj)
  15. The US secret agenda for tightening its vice-like grip on the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken on an apparently new form after the anti-Iran alleged assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, raised many eyebrows among experts and analysts around the world. With a strong penchant for pushing for tougher action on Iran, the Obama administration has already imposed a series of sanctions against the Islamic Republic. However, a Republican-controlled congressional committee has recently heard testimony demanding an extensive range of covert operations against the country. The operations, which range from cyber attacks to political assassinations, are speculated to be conducted under the feeble excuse that Iran was the alleged architect of an assassination plot against the Saudi envoy to the United States. By political assassination, the US congressmen unconsciously mean the liquidation of the Iranian nuclear scientists, an act they actually started long ago. Retired Army Gen. John Keane told a hearing of two key subcommittees of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday, "We've got to put our hand around their throat now. Why don't we kill them? We kill other people who kill others." Also, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) poured some pearls of wisdom over others and called for "sober, reasoned discussion." "Iran's leaders must be held accountable for their action," she said, "but we cannot take any reckless actions which may lead to opening another front in the 'War on Terror,' which the American people do not want and cannot afford." Naturally, the US government, in essence, cannot afford to wage another war at least in view of the economic woes it has wrought upon the American citizens, regardless of other influencing factors. The stone that started rolling fell into the hands of New York Congressman Peter King who made an extremely bizarre comment. He suggested that the US should kick out Iranian officials at the UN in New York and in Washington and accused them of being spies, ignorant of the fact that the UN is considered an independent international body and that the US has no authority to 'kick out' diplomats accredited there en masse. Overwhelmed with a sense of false eagerness, he renewed the anti-Iran alleged assassination ploy and said excitedly, "So you have the assassination of a foreign ambassador, you have the willingness to kill hundreds of Americans -- this is an act of war," King said, "I don't think we can just do business as usual or even carry out sanctions as usual." The volley of vitriolic words against Iran which issued from Mr. King reeks of blind enmity long egged on by other hawks in Washington. In point of fact, the anti-Iran moves practically started in 2007 when US Congress agreed to George W. Bush, the then US president, to fund a major increase in covert operations against Iran. According to the intelligence officials who spoke to the Blotter on ABCNews.com, the CIA was then given a presidential approval to commence its covert 'black' operations inside Iran. To that effect, over four hundred million dollars were allocated in a Presidential Finding signed by George W. Bush. The ultimate goal of the finding was to cripple Iran's religious government and the operations involved throwing support behind minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchis and other opposition groups as well as amassing intelligence about Iran's nuclear sites. Speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, the intelligence officials confirmed that Bush had signed a "nonlethal presidential finding", giving the CIA carte blanche to engage in any sabotaging activities including a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions in order to destabilize and eventually achieve regime change in Iran. "I can't confirm or deny whether such a program exists or whether the president signed it, but it would be consistent with an overall American approach trying to find ways to put pressure on the regime," said Bruce Riedel, a retired CIA senior official, an expert on Iran and the Middle East (ABCNEWS.com May 22, 2007). In June 2007, The New Yorker magazine also ran a similar story by Seymour Hersh, confirming that the finding had been signed by Bush and intended to destabilize the Islamic government. "The Finding was focused on undermining Iran's nuclear ambitions and trying to undermine the government through regime change," the article cited a person familiar with its contents as saying, and involved "working with opposition groups and passing money." From an intelligence point of view, the fact that the US government is resorting to covert black operations against Iran rules out the possibility of a military strike against the country. According to reports, US ambassadors in Islamabad have repeatedly asked for opening a consulate in the province of Baluchistan, a suspicious demand from the US. In 2011, the call was renewed by US ambassador Cameron Munter to Islamabad. Persistence in this demand is to be taken seriously. Baluchistan is strategically important as it is a harbor for the anti-Iran terrorist group, Jundullah, in the first place and a separatist Pakistani province in the second place. In fact, Washington greatly favors the establishment of a 'Greater Baluchistan' which would integrate the Baluch areas of Pakistan with those of Iran. Military expert Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters suggests that Pakistan should be broken up, leading to the formation of a separate country: 'Greater Baluchistan' or 'Free Baluchistan' (June 2006, The Armed Forces Journal). As a result, this would incorporate the Baluch provinces of Pakistan and Iran into a single political entity which can be tailored to suit the interests of Washington. So it seems that the US harbors two main ulterior motives if this demand is answered. First, it can fulfill its dream of establishing the Greater Baluchistan, consolidate firm presence in this separatist part of Pakistan and secondly, it will be in a position to avail itself of this influence to carry out its sabotaging activities within Iran. Earlier in 2007, the Blotter on ABCNews.com revealed the role of the US government in backing the terrorist Iranian group , which is responsible for a number of gruesome assassinations of the Iranian civilians on the Iran-Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The terrorist group spares no efforts in sowing the seed of terror in the southern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchistan and their lust for murder and cruelty knows no remission. The victims the group has so far claimed include many women and children who have become the direct target of their killing. In July 2010, the group mounted a pair of suicide attacks on a major Shi'ite mosque in the city of Zahedan, the capital of Iran's Sistan-Balochistan Province, killing dozens of worshippers and wounding over 100 people. Although US officials deny any 'direct funding' of the terrorist group, they acknowledge that they are in contact with the leader of the group on a regular basis. A similar terroristic attack was launched by the same group on a mosque in Zahedan in May 2009, which led to the martyrdom of many worshippers. Sadly enough, Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) implicitly supports the group and reportedly shelters some of its high-profile members in coordination with the CIA. Isn't it paradoxical that Jundullah, a terrorist group and an offshoot of al-Qaeda, is directly funded by the US government which keeps bandying about its so-called 'war on terror' in the world? This is enough to cause the US to hang its head low in shame and humility. -- Ismail Salami is an Iranian author and political analyst. A prolific writer, he has written numerous books and articles on the Middle East. His articles have been translated into a number of languages. Presstv
  16. Contrary to what anti- Islamic iranian nationalists say, the old standard of Iran, the Lion and Sun, does actually have an Islamic background. The Lion stands for Ali, the sword it is holding is the zulfiqar, and the sun represents the light of God. Also contrary to what the Islamic republic sais, the emblem is not a symbol of Pahlavi regime , secularism,corruption, or foreign influence. The standard was in use in Iran way before the Pahlavis even came to power.. It was first used as far back as the Safavids and became the flag of the Qajar dynasty. It was also used by the Mughals in India and some of the Turkic states. So should Iran bring back this emblem as its coat of arms? if not the actual flag itself.I know this is a small, and by comparison of all the other bigger issues going on right now It has alot of historical value and is a matter of national pride , and in my opinion, is a very powerful and unique symbol of Iran.
  17. Is it a good time for Pakistan to leave the ranks of puppets (Saudi, Bahrain, Emirates etc..) and join countries like Iran and Turkey or after it's invaded and its nuclear arsenals looted? Act more independent and less harmful to its neighborhoods and Muslim countries? The sooner, the better~~~~~~~~~! Once invaded, the entire puppet circles will stand by the masters, not the fellow ex-puppet. Pakistani Threat Escalates as Imams Call for Jihad The United States' strained relationship with Pakistan has grown more tense after 50 influential imams and religious leaders there threatened a jihad if the U.S. attacks the nuclear-armed country. The threat came as Pakistan seemed to speak from both sides of the mouth. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar insisted to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that the government is part of the solution in Afghanistan. "Pakistan is willing to do its best with the international partners and, most notably, the governments of Afghanistan and the United States, to acquit itself of this high responsibility (in Afghanistan)," she told the 193-nation assembly. But her remarks came after Pakistan warned the United States to stop accusing it of playing a double game with Islamist militants and as it showered praise on China. Now the U.S. must deal with the threat of a jihad that security analysts warn would create serious problems for the U.S. as it tries to end violence originating in Pakistan -- and the Pakistani government can't be trusted, even if there's no alternative. The religious leaders threatening jihad are associated with the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), a coalition of local groups. According to Pakistani news reports, the council issued a press release declaring that it is illegitimate to call the U.S. a superpower because only Allah deserves the title. The scholars urged the Pakistani government to end the country’s role in the war on terrorism and to try to establish a new international bloc made up of China, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. An analyst told FoxNews.com that the threat should be taken seriously. “This must not be discounted,” the analyst said. “This is 50 very influential Imams and religious leaders who want a holy war against the U.S. …and they call for scholars, religious leaders to start urging the military rank-and-file to participate or prepare for jihad or holy war against the U.S. Use of Trojan horses or insiders like we have seen with the CIA will likely increase. “ Walid Phares, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an expert on Middle East history, told Fox News that the call by so many clerics is unusual, which means that a significant political force is behind this open call. He said that the fatwa is linked to attacks on Pakistan, which could mean that figures in intelligence circles could be behind it, too. He noted that it comes as jihadi and Taliban attacks are escalating, which could show coordination between cells on the ground and clerics. Last week, Adm. Mike Mullen, the outgoing chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, linked the Haqqani network, the most violent faction among Taliban militants in Afghanistan, to Pakistan. “The Haqqani network, for one, acts as a veritable arm of Pakistan’s internal services intelligence agency,” Mullen said. Pakistan officials have pushed back at allegations their intelligence service was behind the June attack on Intercontinental Hotel and, three months later, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. U.S. defense officials, however, told Fox News they found the cell phones of the Haqqani network attackers who kept the Embassy under siege for 20 hours, and those phones showed the attackers were connected to the ISI. The U.S government has stopped short of calling these incidents acts of war but the State Department is considering whether to list the Haqqani network on its terror list. “Obviously, if the Pakistani government chooses not to take action, we would carefully have to consider how to proceed,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. “But it is in our strong interest, we believe, and it is in Pakistan’s strong interest, and we will be most effective, if we can tackle this problem together.” Instead, Pakistani officials invited the Chinese public security minister to Islamabad, sending a message to Washington that if the U.S. pulls back and cuts off aid, estimated at $5 billion a year, others will fill the vacuum. Khar said that current tensions between Pakistan and its partners stemmed in part from the challenges they are all facing in their fight against terrorism. "Given the volatility of the situation, it is perhaps understandable that there is a high level of anxiety and emotions," she said. "But we must not lose sight of the goals," Khar added. "We must work closely and as responsible partners in a cooperative manner and not rush to judgments or question each other's intentions." FoxNews
  18. Propaganda against Ahmadinejad on New York s streets
  19. I apologise if this is in the wrong forum but does anyone know where i can buy Khamenei t-shirts or pro revolution t-shirts. Thanks
  20. Tue Sep 6, 2011 8:22AM GMT Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has lashed back at French President Nicolas Sarkozy over his recent 'threats' against the Islamic Republic. Sarkozy's latest “threats arise from ignorance and clumsiness in his choice of words, something that the French president unfortunately suffers from,” said General Vahidi on Monday, quoted by IRIB. Last Wednesday, Sarkozy warned that Iranian 'attempts' at building long-range missiles and “nuclear weapons” could lead unidentified countries to launch 'pre-emptive strikes' against the Islamic Republic. The Iranian defense minister dismissed Sarkozy's remarks as 'cheap talk' and noted that such rhetoric by the French president has long been discredited. He further identified Sarkozy's threats as an attempt to cover up the 'crimes they now commit in the world in efforts to sway public opinion over the war in Libya.' General Vahidi's comments come on the heels of Iran's Foreign Ministry's denunciation of the 'unrealistic remarks' by Sarkozy on Iran's nuclear program. Sarkozy's accusations against Iran comes as the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections on Iran's nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence indicating that Iran's nuclear program has been diverted to a non-civilian application.
  21. http://www.presstv.i...ail/195008.html Think 50 years later they're gonna admit their role in Iran's 2009 unrest too :)
  22. Iran Has/Wants Nuclear Weapons? To date, no concrete evidence has been presented about the existence of a nuclear weapons program in Iran. Each and every inspect report by the IAEA and the National Intelligence Estimate has confirmed that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. Leader of Islamic Revolution has denounced nuclear weapons as un-Islamic and stated unequivocally that Islam forbids the “production and stock piling of nuclear weapons.” The Iranian fatwa against nuclear weapons is a registered document with the UN. Iran has been the only country to lobby for a nuclear-free Middle East. In contrast, Israel has yet to agree to a single IAEA inspection, and its nuclear weapons plant in Dimona is an open secret used to intimidate the Palestinians and neighboring countries. Iran Threatened to Wipe Israel off the Map? The world hears incessantly how Iranian president Ahmedinjad threatened to “wipe Israel off the map.” yet, not a single translation of this speech has been made to clearly prove he made this statement. In 2005, the newly-elected Ahmedinjad was giving a speech at a conference in Tehran about Zionism. He quoted the founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, and said, “Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.” A direct translation of this is: “The Imam [Khomeini] said [the] regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.” The words “wiped off the map” are not to be found in that sentence, and any amateur translator will tell you nagsheh, the Persian term for map, is not found in that sentence. In the speech, Ahmedinjad further stated that just as the Soviet regime had fallen, the Zionist one would too. He did not say Israel was going to be wiped off any map. Obviously when the Soviet regime collapsed, was Russia wiped off the map? In the same infamous speech, Ahmedinjad called for a Middle East where Muslims, Jews, and Christians would live in a real democracy and in liberty. For the record, Iran has not launched an attack on any nation in the past 300 years, but it has defended itself against assaults by other countries. Compare this track record to that of the biggest war monger in the Middle East, the same one that uses cluster bombs to take out innocent children. The Iranians are Eagerly Awaiting the Arrival of “US Democracy”? American-style democracy has taken over the Middle East; just ask the Iraqis and Afghans how happy they are post-American liberation of their countries. Operation Iraqi Freedom has only cost 1.3 million Iraqi lives to date. In the last Iranian elections, an overwhelming 85 percent of voters turned out to pick the next president, and practically every pre-election poll showed President Ahmedinjad with a significant lead over his opponents. However, the West continues to claim Iran is not a democratic country despite it being the only Middle Eastern country with transparent elections and a fully functional parliament. Western hypocrisy of this magnitude must be respected, and the West has yet to call its allies (Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia) for throwing political opponents in jail and never holding elections. By all instances, Iran is a democratic society, but to the United States and its allies, the very existence of a democracy in Iran is a threat. They removed this threat in 1953 when they overthrew the democratically-elected government and put in the totalitarian Shah. Speaking of democracy and sovereignty, the US would know a thing or two about those terms, considering for the past 30 years we have tried to overthrow the Iranian government and laid siege upon siege on the Iranian people. More recently, Congress voted to allocate 120 million dollars for anti-regime media broadcasts into Iran. It doesn’t end there. The US also generously donated 60-75 million dollars to fund and support violent underground extremist groups MKO, one of the largest anti-Iran terrorist organizations. Democracy in the Middle East is synonymous with murderous and catastrophic regime change. Iran Is Five Years Away from a Nuclear Bomb? Every few months, the United States and Britain try to scare us out of sleeping at night by saying Iran is five years away from a nuclear bomb. Here’s the problem: Iran has been “five years away from a nuclear bomb” for the past four decades. Obama was asked by a Washington Post reporter if he would “call on Israel to declare its nuclear program and sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.” The usually eloquent Obama stuttered his way through a response once he finally regained his composure and stated, “And, as far as Israel goes, I’m not going to comment on their program.” Maybe he should leave Iran’s peaceful program alone and worry about the nuclear warheads Israel and India have. http://shervinandpol...-few-questions/
  23. Obama’s Administration has been trying so hard for regime change in Iran and investing a lot of money in Persian channels which speak lies against Iranian government all the time. But it doesn’t end in there, Obama also has started sending Iranians Nowruz message in the last 3 years, which is usually ignored by most of Iranians because of Obama’s lack of manners and the fact that most Iranians go for tours inside Iran or outside of Iran in Nowruz, and the ones who stay at home stick to religious leader and president’s Nowruz messages and other exciting programs and movies. 2009 2010 2011 Obama talks about anything that he wants in a Nowruz message, but is that also how he wishes everybody a merry Christmas? he continues it with talking about bad stuff? nobody wants to ruin his Nowruz times with listening to this man’s message. I never responded to Obama’s nowruz messages before, but right now, here as an Iranian, I want to make a response to Obama’s all 3 Nowruz messages. Hi, Mr. president, as you have mentioned in your Nowruz messages, in the last three decades Iran US relations have been strained, but wasn’t it the US government the one who completely broke its relations with Iran? Iran showed that it is ready to recover its relations with the US with asking for airlines between two countries. Why did you reject to talk directly to Ahmadinejad when you were first elected and when he sent you a message and congratulated you? I’m sorry but Iranians don’t trust you and believe that you’re being completely influenced by the Zionist lobby AIPAC, how do you expect Iranians to believe you when it was the US government who overthrown democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh back in 1953 before Islamic Revolution? how do you expect Iranians to believe your words when you just earlier threatened Iran with nukes? Mr president, weren’t you the one who repudiated the use of nukes against non-nuclear states with the exception of Iran which you termed an “outlier” along with North Korea, isn’t Iran a member of NPT unlike North Korea? Mr. president, your nukes don’t harm Iranian nation? to date, no concrete evidence has been presented about the existence of a nuclear weapons program in Iran,each and every inspect report by the IAEA and the National Intelligence Estimate has confirmed that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program, while you invest millions of dollars on the next generation of nuclear weapons, and my question is that why do you insist that Iran’s pursuing nuclear weapons? as you know that most Iranians want Iranian government to continue its peaceful nuclear activities, so please drop it. Iranians want the United States to drop its support for dictators all over the Middle East and North Africa and join nations, all the people in the world are aware of the US’s big support for Mubarak former dictator of Egypt, just like how they were aware of the US’s support for Saddam before he invades Iran, we are tired of hearing your concern over human rights in Iran, as the US army is bombing hundreds of civilians in different countries every month, and you easily allow Saudis to invade Bahrain and oppress people who are protesting kingdom and asking for their rights such as free elections. We are tired of American news media spreading hate on Muslim nations, we want Americans to be free and have the right to speak freely about anything that they want, without having the fear of going to jail, so many people were jailed or lost their job in universities only because of questioning holocaust, the states police waged a war on cameras trying to cover the truth about how brutally police treats with people in the states, and we also want you to keep your promise and seize Guantanamo and Abu Ghorib disgusting prisons where a lot of people get abused and tortured without being tried or anything. Mr. president, are you listening to yourself? your Nowruz message is full of hate, with all due respect, how pathetic you’ve become since you had to mention names in your latest Nowruz message, but you see, no one needs to make a list of names of people who were sentenced to death, jailed and tortured in the US without being tried or the civilians who were murdered by American illegal weapons in Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza. Iran’s a free society, 85% of Iranians joined last Iran presidency election, and practically every pre-election poll showed President Ahmedinjad with a significant lead over his opponents. Iran is a country with transparent elections and a fully functional parliament, we have laws and rules here, no one under legal age gets executed, no one gets to be put in jail for no reason, we have courts in which people can defend themselves against charges, ninety percent of execution cases belongs to drug-smuggling cases, thanks to the insecurity, the only thing that the US army so far have caused in Afghanistan and the growth of producing drugs, punishment for drug smugglers in here is death and if it wasn’t because of that, God knows what Iran was turned into. Iranian nation feels a threat from the US, and that is not only because flight 655 tragedy, or your baseless sanctions or operation eagle, but because of the US’s support for Saddam to invade Iran and death of 300,000 Iranian soldiers in that war and the fact US was never sorry for it, because of Iranophobia and the fact the US never apologized for its bully and aggressive acts toward Iran, and you still as the current president of the United States, consider military options against Iran, you cannot gain trust with beautiful words, but with action, Mr president. Can this Iranian woman who has been kept in the US jail over something that her husband did and is being tortured hear your Nowruz message too? mr president I am amazed by the way you compared the people in Tahrir square in Cairo with the people in Freedom square in Tehran, as you know those people in Tahrir square were protesting against former dictator Mubarak, the US’s strategic ally, and the people in Freedom square were celebrating the anniversary of Islamic Revolution. Mr president, I want you to know that Iranians know what does the term “dictator” means and the fact no one in Iran is in power without being elected by people directly or indirectly, unless you want to name people again lol. Mr president, I do want to know how is your government working for global justice with causing tensions in Korea, arming Saudi kingdom, bombing defenseless people in Libya and Afghanistan and torturing people in secret prisons all over the world? Iran is a great civilization with a very rich history, and that is not gained with wars and invasions, but with loving other nations, respecting other cultures and mutual respect, and the measure of that greatness is demonstrated ability to build and create and when necessary to deter and destroy outsider aggressive enemy. Iranians are not eagerly awaiting the arrival of “US Democracy”, just ask the Iraqis and Afghans how happy they are post-American liberation of their countries. Only operation Iraqi Freedom has only cost 1.3 million Iraqi lives to date, and death toll in Afghanistan keeps going up. Mr president, the beauty of a civilization is not to wage wars, but to prevent them. Right now as you sit in your office and make a hateful Nowruz message for Iranians , people are dying in their own countries by their own kingdoms and three-decades presidents inside their own country, and your government is doing nothing but killing people in Libya and Afghanistan, let me remind of you of some words written by Saadi centuries ago… “Tokaz mehnate digaran bi ghami – nashayad ke namat dahand adami” “You who are so uncaring toward others’ suffering is not qualified to be called human being” Thank you and Eide shoma Mobarak too as well http://shervinandpol...obamas-failure/
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