IRAN

Apr 19 07:32

Official: Iran will not discuss missile program

Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program, the country’s defense minister said Wednesday.

The remarks by Gen. Hossein Dehghan came as a rebuff of recent comments by U.S. State Department’s nuclear negotiator, Wendy Sherman, who said Iran’s ballistic capabilities should be addressed as part of a comprehensive agreement with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is really going on here is a classic Israeli (and now US) trick to derail negotiations they do not want to succeed. The get to an agreement, and then the party wishing to sabotage the process says, “Oh yes, one more thing. Then they ask for something entirely new. If the other party agrees, then they ask for “Just one more thing.” If the other party agrees, then they ask for “Just one more thing.” If the other party agrees, then they ask for “Just one more thing.” They repeat the process until the other side realizes Israel (or the US) is not bargaining in good faith and quits, at which point the blame for the “failure” of the peace talks is placed on them.

Israel has used this tactic for years to make sure nothing substantive is accomplished in “peace” negotiations with Palestinians and the US is using it with Iran, because the US wants war with Iran, but wants to make it look like Iran is the cause.

Apr 19 07:09

Obama signs ‘terrorist activity’ law aimed at barring Iranian U.N. envoy

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill barring U.S. visas for U.N. envoys seen as a threat to American security or having engaged in “terrorist activity” — a measure aimed at Iran’s ambassador.

Obama however said in a statement that the measure should be taken as an “advisory,” because it could potentially interfere with his “constitutional discretion” to receive or reject ambassadors.

The United States said earlier this week that it would not issue a visa to Iran’s chosen U.N. envoy Hamid Aboutalebi because he was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis at the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

The new law signed by Obama, S.2195, bars from entering U.S. soil “any representative to the United Nations who the president determines has been engaged in terrorist activity against the United States or its allies and may pose a threat to U.S. national security interests.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to President Obama; sir, has anyone from the State Department even BOTHERED to interview this man now, and find out what he has been doing SINCE the hostage crisis back in 79?!?

From Wikipedia:

Hamid Aboutalebi (Persian: حمید ابوطالبی‎, born 16 June 1957, Tehran)[1] is an Iranian diplomat and ambassador. Aboutalebi was previously ambassador of Iran to Australia, the European Union, Belgium, Italy, and as political director general to Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2] He was part of Iran's UN delegation in New York in the 1990s.[3] Professional Background Aboutalebi obtained his Ph.D. in historical sociology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1999, after having completed master's degrees in sociology (from Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris) and in the history of Islamic civilization and culture (from Tehran University). Aboutalebi also earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Tehran University.[4] Aboutalebi's professional publications include Basic Challenges of U.S Foreign Policy towards Iran (2009),[5] Rocky Mountains of Nuclear Extremism (2009),[6] Turkey: Modern Diplomacy and New Ottoman Caliphate (2009),[7] and New Challenges of Iran Foreign Policy towards U.S. (2010).[8] Aboutalebi published Anthropology of Ethics; First Volume of Philosophy of Social Ethics in 2013.[4] Controversy It is claimed that Aboutalebi was involved in the Iran hostage crisis in which a number of American diplomats from the US embassy in Tehran were held captive in 1979.[9][10] Aboutalebi denied participation in the takeover of the US embassy, emphasising that he was brought in to translate and negotiate following the occupation.[11][12] Aboutalebi was a student and member of the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, comprising students from several major science and technology universities of Tehran, which occupied the U.S. embassy in Tehran.[12] Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, a member of the core group who organized and led the embassy takeover, told BBC Persian that Aboutalebi's involvement was peripheral. "Calling him a hostage-taker is simply wrong", Asgharzadeh said.[11]

His only "involvement' with the hostage situation in 79 was that of a translator, because his English was that good. He well may have saved American lives, not harmed them, by providing accurate translations

And why sir, if you have just a little appreciation for history, did the revolution happen in 79?!? In 1953, the US overturned the democratically elected Dr Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran, and replaced him with the Shah of Iran, a tin-pot despot ever willing to subjugate his own people, and do whatever the US told him to do. His SAVAK, or secret police, were among the most brutal on this planet; and THAT is saying something.

By 1979, the Iranian people had had enough of this guy, thank you very much, and revolted against him.

Mr. President, can you blame them for having done that, under the circumstances of having had their democracy stolen right out from under them? I don't think reasonable people can. We are all (and I hope you are there with this) living in the 21st century right now. This guy has made certain that he has had a world class education, and worked to be of service to his country as a diplomat; not lurking about and blowing things or people up.

So please, Mr. President this is an international embarrassment of monumental proportions. Can you PLEASE have someone from the State Department just talk to the guy?!?

Apr 18 13:35

Obama signs bill banning Iran's proposed UN ambassador from entering the US

United States President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday that bars Iran’s proposed ambassador to the United Nations from legally gaining entry to the US.

One week earlier, White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the Obama administration was opposed to Iran’s request to have Hamid Aboutalebi serve as the Islamic Republic’s ambassador to the UN.

Apr 18 10:41

Mysterious American plane lands in Iran, no one knows (or will say) why

President Obama has warned that Iran is not open for business, even as the United States has loosened some of its punishing economic sanctions as part of an interim nuclear pact.

Apr 18 09:33

Victim’s mother reprieves Iranian Killer with noose around his neck

A young Iranian man convicted of murder has been reprieved at the last second by the mother of his victim.

As the man called Balal stood on the gallows the mother walked up, slapped him in the face and forgive him, her husband then removed the noose and Balal’s life was spared.

Seven years ago Balal, who is in his 20s, stabbed 18-year-old Abdollah Hosseinzadeh during a street brawl in the small town of Royan.

As part of the sharia law of retribution, the victim's family was to participate in Balal's execution by pushing away the chair on which he stood

The victim’s father, Abdolghani Hosseinzadeh, said his wife had made her decision after a dream. "Three days ago, my wife saw my elder son in a dream telling her that they are in a good place and for her not to retaliate," he said.

In Sharia law the victim’s family is allowed both, to take part in the execution, or to spare the death sentence, but not the jail term.

Apr 18 07:39

Iran president offers olive branch

Iran's president has underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West during a military parade marking the country's National Army Day.

Hassan Rouhani said today that Iran has no hostile intentions toward anyone in the world, including the United States, which has long been considered an enemy.

He said: "We are not after war, we are after logic, we are after talks."

The remarks were a stark contrast to his belligerent predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Mr Rouhani made no mention of Israel but said Iran "will not invade any country," although it would "resist any invasion".

Apr 18 07:05

EEEEEVIL Tehran fair showcases classic Ford Mustang cars

An auto fair has kicked off in the Iranian capital, Tehran, showcasing classic Ford Mustang cars. The Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for the first time in 1964.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kind of undermines that whole "Crazy Muslims who hate America and all it stands for" image, doesn't it!

Apr 17 19:58

Hurtling into DARKNESS: America’s Great Leap Towards Global Tyranny

I do not believe the citizens of the United States any longer possess the capacity to avoid these dark prospects. They are being swept along by forces they mostly do not understand, and most are unwilling to give up on the comfortable almost-religious myths of enforceable Constitutional rights and a benevolent national government.

Ironically, one of the key forces which brought Europe and North America over a few centuries to the kind of liberal democracies we know today is capable of delivering a new and unprecedented form of tyranny. That force is the body of interests of a nation’s middle class – the group of capable, ambitious, and rising people who were called a few centuries back by Europe’s landed old aristocracy “the new men.”

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Apr 17 17:34

Iran nuclear deal on track as country slashes highly- enriched uranium by 75% ahead of schedule UN watchdog has reveals

Iran has slashed its nuclear stockpile by almost 75 percent the International Atomic Energy Committee has confirmed.

The IAEA has spent the past six months investigating whether the Tehran regime has complied with its international obligations.

In a report to the United Nations, the IAEA has confirmed that Iran halted aspects of its nuclear programme on January 20 opening the possibility of the easing of international sanctions.

As a result of Iran's compliance with the international agreement it is now possible for Tehran to access foreign currency reserves frozen since the dispute arose.

The IAEA confirmed that Iran has diluted half of its higher-grade enriched uranium reserve to a level that cannot be used to make a nuclear bomb.

Apr 17 13:50

Former Iran Official Describes Alleged US Sabotage of Nuke Program

The former head of Iran's nuclear program is laying out in detail how the U.S. and other intelligence agencies allegedly carried out a constant campaign of sabotage against his country.

According to Fereydoon Abbasi, who spoke to an Iranian newspaper, the U.S. would prevent companies from sending equipment to Iran -- but would then put that kind of equipment on the black market, having ensured it would actually damage Iranian operations.

Apr 17 10:32

Iran to Set Up Naval Zone in Eastern Caspian Sea

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Wednesday that the Navy will establish a naval zone east of the Caspian Sea.

Apr 17 07:36

Israeli spy minister warns Kerry over ‘surrender’ to Iran

Israel’s intelligence minister on Monday slammed as unacceptable comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme which he said indicated a “surrender” to Tehran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The US position should be identical to that of Israel (because goodness knows WE BRIBED YOU ENOUGH FOR IT) which is, 'DO WHAT WE WANT OR WE KILL YOU!'"

Apr 17 05:37

Promoting a “Right to Heal” from Ft. Hood to Abu Ghraib

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the U.S. government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

The recent shootings of soldiers at Fort Hood and other U.S. military bases have once again brought to public attention the challenge of making sure that soldiers returning from war zones find security and support at home. The Washington Post calls the pressures on veterans “the next war.” But whatever war comes next, those existing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their consequences continue.

The exploding rates of suicide among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the escalating numbers of soldiers turning their weapons on each other as well as themselves, and the endemic spread of PTSD all are linked to the wars themselves. Wars of aggression and occupation have an enormous, terrible effect on the young women and men ordered to fight them.

Apr 16 10:56

Report: Israel eyes anti-Iran security pact with gulf states

Israel, alarmed at the prospect of a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement, is reported to be discussing the possibility of an anti-Iran alliance with longtime Arab adversaries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a project that could have immense ramifications in the Middle East.

If talks are under way, they’re in large part the result of many secret meetings between Israeli and Arab intelligence chiefs and other senior officials that have been held over several years, often in the Jordanian capital Amman.

Senior Israelis have held meetings with prominent figures from a number of Persian Gulf and other Arab states in recent weeks in an attempt to muster a new alliance capable of blocking Iran’s drive, Israel’s Channel 2 television reported Wednesday.

Apr 16 07:14

Israel Seeks Regional Anti-Iranian Alliance

Israel is a global menace. It threatens world peace. It wants regional hegemony.

It wants all rivals eliminated. It wants powerless, balkanized mini-states replacing them. Longstanding policy reflects it. In 1982, Israeli Foreign Affairs senior advisor Oded Yinon urged it. He published a document titled "A Strategy for Israel in the NIneteen Eighties."

Apr 15 09:50

HURTLING INTO DARKNESS: AMERICA’S GREAT LEAP TOWARDS GLOBAL TYRANNY

America’s national government has become inured to lying and cheating the people whom it ostensibly serves, lying as consistently and thoroughly as would be the case with an occupying foreign power trying to keep a captive population pacified.

Apr 15 07:45

Will the US Also Deny Visas to Israel’s Spies?

Given the proposed standard of evidence for visa denial, FBI files Netanyahu would seem to easily qualify for permanent banning from the UN along with Hollywood-based movie producer/admitted spy for Israel Arnon Milchan for their involvement in espionage and smuggling nuclear material/tools to Israel. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=21845

Apr 15 03:17

Will the US Also Deny Visas to Israel’s Spies?

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is celebrating President Barack Obama’s decision to deny a visa to Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations.

If President Obama signs the Cruz legislation into law, it would allow him to block Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from ever addressing the United Nations again. According to FBI files declassified and released in 2012,

Apr 14 12:59

Kerry, Steinitz comments ‘outrageous’

A political commentator and former US Senate candidate described the comments made by Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz and US Secretary of State John Kerry about Iran as “outrageous.”

Apr 14 11:30

Iran Inaugurates Direct Shipping Line to China

"Direct transportation of goods between Bandar Abbas port and Dalian and Lianyungang ports in China and vice versa provides better services and create competitive advantages for the cargo owners," Managing-Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines Company for Transportation with Containers Captain Hamzeh Keshavarz said.

"Decreasing the time of transit, cancelling the feeder and transshipment operations, reciprocity fees and the possibility to present lower prices, direct supply of goods from Dalian customs office and persuading cargo owners in Iranian ports to ship their commodities through the national container line are among the advantages of the inauguration of this line," he added.

Iranian and Chinese officials have on several occassions underlined the need for the further expansion of bilateral relations and exchanges, specially in trade fields.

Apr 14 09:47

Israel minister warns John Kerry over ‘surrender’ to Iran

Israel’s intelligence minister Monday slammed as unacceptable comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme which he said indicated a “surrender” to Tehran.

“The things Kerry said in the Congress are worrying, they are surprising and they are unacceptable,” Yuval Steinitz, who is also strategic affairs minister, told public radio.

“We watch the negotiations with concern. We are not opposed to a diplomatic solution but we are against a solution which is entirely a surrender to Iran and which leaves it a threshold nuclear state."

“I think it is fair to say, I think it is public knowledge today, that we are operating with a time period for a so-called breakout of about two months,” Kerry said.

“So six months to 12 months is — I’m not saying that’s what we’d settle for — but even that is significantly more,” he added.

Steinitz insisted that Israel would not allow such a scenario.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: if an agreement is not reached which is to Israel's liking on or before 21 July, expect Israel to attack Iran.

Apr 13 02:24

President Vladimir Putin’s letter to leaders of European countries

Western media’s relentless demonizing of President Putin is backfiring. President Putin’s approval ratings hits a three year high and have risen to 88% (The Independent and BBC reported) in the past week, as Russians back their president over Ukraine, a height western leaders can only dream of.

“It goes without saying that Russia is prepared to participate in the effort to stabilize and restore Ukraine’s economy, however, not in a unilateral way, but on equal conditions with our European partners.” writes President Putin.

Apr 12 10:41

U.S. Threatens Russia with Sanctions Over Oil Deal with Iran

The United States is threatening Russia with more sanctions, not only over the situation in Ukraine but also over a possible oil deal between Moscow and Tehran.

Reuters reported that U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told his Russian counterpart on Thursday that any oil-for-goods deal Moscow might strike with Iran could run afoul of U.S. sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to US Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew (who obviously did NOT get the memo): The Russian Finance Minister has publicly stated today that Russia does not acknowledge US sanctions against Iran! Sorry to have to be the first to tell you, sir, but I thought somebody needed to! :-)

Russia only recognizes UN Security Council sanctions against Iran, not the United States’ own “Oil for Goods” deal, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said after a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday. “The US Secretary of the Treasury informed us that they have information about the possible participation of our companies in trade ties with Iran for buying Iranian oil,” Siluanov said. “In this situation we are acting on the basis of decisions by the United Nations, which defines sanctions and groups of goods that will fall under the sanctions, and we are acting within the limits of the decisions approved by international organizations,” he added.

This move on Russia's part, sir, may get other UN members to follow suit. I don't know what might be playing on your Ipod right now, but I would suggest the theme from the movie "Exodous" might just be appropriate!

Apr 12 10:11

RussiaRussia Does Not Acknowledge US Sanctions Against Iran – Russian Finance Minister

Russia only recognizes UN Security Council sanctions against Iran, not the United States’ own “Oil for Goods” deal, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said after a meeting with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday.

“The US Secretary of the Treasury informed us that they have information about the possible participation of our companies in trade ties with Iran for buying Iranian oil,” Siluanov said.

“In this situation we are acting on the basis of decisions by the United Nations, which defines sanctions and groups of goods that will fall under the sanctions, and we are acting within the limits of the decisions approved by international organizations,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia's actions here could well pave the way for other countries ignoring US sanctions, and only observing UN sanctions.

This was a masterful geopolitical move.

Apr 12 07:47

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Shouldn’t Bomb Iran Even If They Get a Nuclear Weapon

Former President Jimmy Carter joined MSNBC’s Chris Matthews for an interview on Hardball Wednesday and made some news by saying he does not think the United States should bomb Iran even if they were to succeed in building an operational nuclear weapon. This statement differs not only from recent comments made by former Vice President Dick Cheney but also from the stated position of President Barack Obama.

“I never have felt that Israel had a capability militarily to go 1,200 miles or more and bomb Iran effectively and then return back to Israel,” said of Cheney’s suggestion that Israel could attack Iran unilaterally. “The only country on earth that has that capability would be the United States, and i don’t believe it’s appropriate for the United States to bomb Iran over this issue.”

Apr 10 10:21

IAEA Praises Iran Cooperation, But US Still Sour on Deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gave a huge sign of approval to the ongoing P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran, praising the nation for its cooperation and insisting all the measures agreed on in the interim deal have been implemented by Iran exactly as planned.

IAEA chief Amano Yukiya conceded that the process was going to take time to implement, but that everything was going to schedule, and the safeguards department is keeping in close contact with Iran throughout.

That kind of vote of confidence is hard to find, and particularly irksome to the US, which is continuing to downplay the chances of a deal being reached with Iran, suggesting the gaps are too great.

Apr 09 15:40

Iran, Orientalism, and Western Illusions about Syria

The Syrian war is about Israel and its controlled politicians in the West taking revenge on a government that has single-handedly stood up against the Zionist regime for three decades and has defended resistance groups in Palestine and Lebanon, and the war is about targeting Iran.

The U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran, along with the constant vilification of Iran by these countries or the “international community” as they narcissistically call themselves, are immoral and inhumane.

A number of oil-rich Gulf State monarchies, with Western coordination and logistical support have—in violation of international law—heavily funding sectarian extremists and al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria.
Continued support for foreign extremists and al-Qaeda affiliates is no longer simply a regional threat; it has become a global threat much greater than what existed in Afghanistan.

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Apr 09 09:46

Jim Willie:Lightning Speed Global Economic Change Through System Breakthrough Part 1 and Part 2

Topics discussed include the following:
1. The Ukraine turmoil and Russia and China's coordinated Financial and Commercial Response to the threats of the West led by the US
2. Though most of the Non-Western world is backing Russia, there are 3 countries in particular that will play a key supporting role in this new 'cold war', and at least two of these have been strong allies of the US in recent times.
3. Jim gives his insight into what he sees happening to US treasuries and the US dollar, and the Petrodollar in the short and long term.
4. Jim forecasts a 'Split' dollar, a domestic dollar, let's call it the Republic dollar, and dollars held outside the US will become 'International' dollars.
5. The pressures that Jim sees placed upon the Domestic dollar and it's near instantaneous 33% devaluation (to start.)
6. The coming BARTER System for settlement of international trade, reducing the US dollar to the dustbin of history.

Apr 09 09:22

US Plays Up Iran ‘Breakout Capability’ at Nuclear Talks

A new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 means a new round of “problems” for the US to present with Iran’s civilian nuclear program, and indeed with Iran in general.

Secretary of State John Kerry laid out the “breakout capability” of Iran’s civilian enrichment program, the assumption that Iran could theoretically whip together a nuclear weapon in short order if it chose to do so.

Kerry presented it as a “public domain” fact that Iran could create enough fissile material for a weapon in two months, though officials have gone anywhere from 3-4 months and a matter of days in different speeches throughout the years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whenever Secretary Kerry represents something as "fact", as he did when he claimed that Al-Assad gassed his own supporters right at the moment when UN observers hit the ground in Syria last summer, I get very nervous.

When it comes to Syria, the US government is acting like a dysfunctional person in a relationship who cannot admit that they have been wrong, and have grievously mistreated the partner in the relationship, and apologize; instead, they do everything humanly possible to force their partner to withdraw from the relationship first.

That is precisely what the US government is doing to Iran right now, and Iran absolutely doesn't deserve this treatment.

The US wants Iran to walk out of these talks, then will blame Iran for having done so.

To the Iranian negotiators: the American people do not want war against Iran, Syria, Russia, or any other "usual suspects" the US government keeps dangling in front of us for our supposed daily "15 minutes of hate".

The American people want peace; they cannot, at this moment in time, trust the current administration to provide it, and are very angry that it appears that this country is teetering on the brink of generating yet another world war, which is always profitable for the banking class, but pretty lousy for average citizens.

Please understand that.

At this moment, the American people are no longer represented by any branch of American government; it is only the large corporations; the military industrial complex; and the security industrial complex which are represented in the halls of Congress, and this is a pretty rotten situation for any American who cares deeply (and peacefully) about the state of their government, and the future of this planet.

Apr 09 08:52

Nuke talks collapsing as US opposes Iran’s pick for UN envoy

Washington and Tehran are again at odds after the United States Senate voted this week to ban the Iranian diplomat nominated to serve as his country’s ambassador to the United Nations from entering the US.

The Senate overwhelmingly agreed on Monday this week that Iran’s pick for UN envoy, Hamid Aboutalebi, shouldn’t be allowed to step foot in the US due to his alleged role in the 1979 hostage crisis at the American Embassy in Tehran. Aboutalebi denies being directly involved in the stand-off, during which 52 Americans were held hostage amidst high tensions between nations for 444 days.

Nevertheless, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had no problem convincing his colleagues on Capitol Hill to speak up against what he called a “deliberate and unambiguous insult to the United States” courtesy of Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having an industrial strength palm-to-forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this.

And I have a short memo for Senator Ted Cruz, who one cannot possibly characterize as over-versed in world history.

Sir, the reason the Iranians were so angry at the US was the US's destabilization of Iran's democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, and his replacement by the US puppet, the Shah of Iran. Please, sir: do look this up. It is a fact of history, and I understand you can read, when you want to.

Please also remember, sir, your own party's dealings with the Iranian government which culminated in the "October Surprise", when these hostages were released, just in time for the US Presidential elections.How convenient for your party.

And has anyone from the US government actually TALKED with this guy, to find out where his heart and soul are in 2014? What did he do AFTER the Iranian revolution?!? He turns 57 this year, and it is noted in his bio on Wickipedia:

Aboutalebi was previously ambassador of Iran to Australia, the European Union, Belgium, Italy and also political director general to Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2] Professional Background Aboutalebi obtained his Ph.D. in historical sociology from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1999, after having completed master's degrees in sociology (from Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris) and in the history of Islamic civilization and culture (from Tehran University). Aboutalebi also earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Tehran University.[3]

And another little factoid, Senator Cruz:

Aboutalebi said he did not participate in the takeover of the US embassy, but was brought in to translate and negotiate following the occupation.[10][11] Aboutalebi was a student and member of the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, comprising students from several major science and technology universities of Tehran, which occupied the U.S. embassy in Tehran.[11] Ebrahim Asgharzadeh, a member of the core group who organized and led the embassy takeover, told BBC Persian that Aboutalebi's involvement was peripheral. "Calling him a hostage-taker is simply wrong," Asgharzadeh said.

So, Senator Cruz, the reality of this situation was that he was a translator because of his excellent grasp of English: not a hostage taker.

And the other reality of this situation, Senator Cruz, is that what the US did in 1953 by arranging for regime change, and deposing the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, replacing him with the Shah, was "... a deliberate and unambiguous insult" to the Iranian people."

This opposition to Iran's ambassador is a transparent attempt to derail the Iranian nuclear deal, in order to justify invasion.

Apr 09 08:45

Petrodollar Update: U.S. Issues Threats Over Pending Russia-Iran Oil Deal

No one knows how long Washington can keep its proverbial “finger in the dyke.” But rest assured, the petrodollar system will eventually come to an end.

Unless Washington’s monetary “wizards” have a trick up their sleeve, the end is nigh for the U.S. dollar’s pre-eminent role in the global economy.

Apr 09 07:40

Iran equips speed boats with anti-warship missiles

Speed boats of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have been equipped with domestically-built long-range Qader cruise missiles, a senior IRGC commander says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wouldn't you?

Apr 08 09:25

Friedman the Fox

At face value, what Thomas Friedman states in his Op-Ed column, New York Times Sunday Review, April 5, 2014, sounds like a clear statement of facts, but only at face value.

Thomas Friedman is correct in his appraisal of Sheldon Adelson’s blind and passionate “zealously pro-Israel” mindset, which he believes will ultimately work against the long-term preservation of Israel as a Jewish state.

But just like Sheldon Adelson, Thomas Friedman wants a racist, ethnocentric Jewish state when the only solution is a civilized democratic state where Jews, Moslems, and Christians of all denominations live together as one nation.

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Apr 08 08:08

Iran Responds to Rick Santorum for Comparing Them to Nazi Germany

Hamid Babaei, Iran’s spokesman at the United Nations, used the phrase “patently absurd” to describe an article published by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg, equating Iran with Nazi Germany before the Holocaust. Babaei, according to Iran’s semi-official state news agency Mehr on Monday, insisted that “Iran had never attacked its neighbors for almost 250 years.”

Apr 08 07:37

U.S. senators press for hard line over reported Iran-Russia deal

Two U.S. senators who led a push for more sanctions on Iran during negotiations over its nuclear program called on President Barack Obama on Monday to impose more restrictions if Tehran pursues an energy barter agreement with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The world will reject this idea that nobody is allowed to do business without US permission.

Apr 08 07:26

Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

Reports of multibillion-dollar oil talks between Iran and Russia are emerging as the latest obstacle to a comprehensive pact eliminating the threat of an Iranian nuclear arsenal. The Obama administration is weighing potentially deal-breaking sanctions if a contract is completed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US' arrogance is amazing, trying to tell two other countries whether they may or may not do business.

Apr 07 19:19

Christopher Bollyn: Malaysian Flight 370?s evil twin still lurks in Tel Aviv! (podcast)

Has Christopher Bollyn’s article Are the Israelis Planning Another 9-11 Using the Missing Boeing 777? stopped a big false flag? At the very least, Bollyn is asking some very good questions, such as:

“Why would Israel have a plane identical to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in storage in Tel Aviv? The plane in this photo is Boeing 777 2H6(ER) first flown in July 1998, Construction No. 28416* (Original Reg. No. 9M-MRI), an identical twin of the missing plane, which was given a new registration number (N105GT) and flown to Israel in November 2013.”

In this interview, Christopher Bollyn discusses the well-documented and extremely suspicious history of the “evil twin” of Flight 370 – and wonders whether the plan wasn’t to dump 370 into the ocean, then slam the “evil twin” into a skyscraper in Tel Aviv, blame the Iranians via the two photoshopped patsies, and launch Netanyahu’s 3 billion dollar go-it-alone attack on Iran?

Apr 06 11:10

David Morgan Interview. Computing Today's cash dollars on market - Gold would be $10,000, Silver 1,000 per ounce

I interviewed David Morgan of Silver-Investor about what is happening in the metals market right now and how the events of the world are and will affect the metals.

We discuss how the sanctions against Russia and their bartering with Iran for oil now can lead Gold and Silver much higher in the markets.

We discuss how the manipulation could end of Gold and Silver and what it would take.

Apr 06 07:49

Police swoop on Chinese businessman accused of Iran nuclear smuggling plot

British police have arrested a Chinese businessman at Heathrow Airport in connection with an alleged plot to smuggle parts for Iran's nuclear programme

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nice bit of propaganda; they get to bash Iran AND China at the same time. The actual items under discussion are not parts for a nuclear weapon, but a standard pressure transducer with many benign applications in industry. The entire arrest and publicity is based on the claim that these transducers could be used to make a nuclear weapon and zero evidence that they were.

Apr 05 08:16

US Threatens Russia Over Petrodollar-Busting Deal

On the heels of Russia’s potential “holy grail” gas deal with China, the news of a Russia-Iran oil “barter” deal, it appears the US is starting to get very concerned about its almighty Petrodollar

*U.S. HAS WARNED RUSSIA, IRAN AGAINST POSSIBLE OIL BARTER DEAL
*U.S. SAYS ANY SUCH DEAL WOULD TRIGGER SANCTIONS
*U.S. HAS CONVEYED CONCERNS TO IRANIAN GOVT THROUGH ALL CHANNELS

We suspect these sanctions would have more teeth than some travel bans, but, as we noted previously, it is just as likely to be another epic geopolitical debacle resulting from what was originally intended to be a demonstration of strength and instead is rapidly turning out into a terminal confirmation of weakness.

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With little fanfare, the P5+1 has been meeting with Iranian delegates to form a technical basis to a broader agreement on their nuclear energy program to replace the interim agreement, which is scheduled to expire on July 20th of this year.

We are already well into April; further sanctions may well cause Iran to completely withdraw from these negotiations, which may be precisely the outcome which Israel is pushing the US government have happen, so that if negotiations break down, it will be blamed on the Iranians.

Please note that the war criminal, "sick Dick" Cheney, has recently been heard advocating an Israeli attack against Iran, even while negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran are evolving toward a solution of the issues here.

But these US government financial threats are impotent; they will simply force more countries toward utilizing the yuan, the ruble, or (shudder, gasp), gold.

We may well be hearing the death knell of the petrodollar. And due to horrendous fiscal mismanagement, the Federal Reserve and the US government have no one but themselves to blame for it.

The people in these institutions may think that another world war is the only way to get out of the mess they have created, as happened in World War I and World War II; of course, that only worked in a world where the US ultimately had the best weaponry, and, in World War II, was the only country to have, and use, atomic weapons.

With so many other countries nuclear armed at this point, it is a very different situation at this point in the 21st century.

Apr 03 14:06

Iran Appoints American Hostage Taker as UN Envoy

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has vowed to prevent Hamid Aboutalebi, one of a group that held 52 Americans hostages for 444 days in 1979, from entering the United States.

Apr 03 09:43

Global Power Structures: Masterlist of 1,150 NGOs and 300 Key People in Them

"[Think tanks] exert definite and even considerable influence on the process of elaborating and making political decisions. It is connected with the fact that ... leaders of such centers have as a rule personal close links with the [government]. Second, the centers are created in order to prepare and adopt the major political decisions in the shade, far from public. Third, such analytical and expert centers really accumulate the best intellectual forces of the country and fourth, not always but rather often, the centers were founded simply to provide jobs to [retired] politicians."

Notice that Henry Kissinger is first on the list with 104 known associations.

Apr 03 09:30

The crisis that Israel adroitly manufactured

The representative of the Jewish minority in Iran’s parliament (Majlis) has recently given an extensive interview to one of Iranian news agencies and discussed his different viewpoints regarding the Israeli regime and the way the Jewish community of Iran see the state that proclaims to be representing the global Jewry.

According to Siamak Mareh Sedq who has talked to the Fars News Agency, Tel Aviv needs to create crisis in the Middle East in order to survive. “If Israel faces no threat it will be destroyed within one month. Israel needs (regional) crises in a bid to continue its existence,” he said.

Apr 03 09:29

Dick Cheney Hints at Bombing Iran, Republican Donors Cheer

The former vice president also calls criticism of the NSA "hogwash" and rips the "increasing strain of isolationism" in the GOP.

Apr 03 07:27

What About The Dollar: Russia, Iran Announce $20 Billion Oil-For-Goods Deal

Spot what is missing in the just blasted headline from Bloomberg:

IRAN, RUSSIA SAID TO SEAL $20B OIL-FOR-GOODS DEAL: REUTERS

If you said the complete absence of US Dollars anywhere in the funds flow you are correct. Which is precisely what we have been warning would happen the more the West and/or JPMorgan pushed Russia into a USD-free corner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In these moves, the US government has done a magnificent job of cutting off its nose to spite its face, economically.

Bravo, US government, just brilliant!!

Apr 02 13:05

Cheney pushing for regime change in Iran: Jeff Steinberg

A political analyst says former US vice president Dick Cheney “has been consistently calling for US military strikes against Iran” as part of “a policy of regime change.”

“Cheney was aggressively pushing for a preventive US military attack against Iran back in 2005, 2006, and 2007,” senior editor at Executive Intelligence Review Jeff Steinberg told Press TV on Wednesday.

During a private speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas this past weekend, Cheney backed the idea of an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Apr 02 11:31

W(h)ither Petrodollar: Russia, Iran Announce $20 Billion Oil-For-Goods Deal

Spot what is missing in the just blasted headline from Bloomberg:

IRAN, RUSSIA SAID TO SEAL $20B OIL-FOR-GOODS DEAL: REUTERS

If you said the complete absence of US Dollars anywhere in the funds flow you are correct.

Apr 02 10:12

Cheney endorses Israeli strike on Iran at GOP gathering

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney voiced his support for an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities over the weekend, during his closed-door keynote address at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual spring meeting.

The gathering, attended by several possible Republican presidential candidates, including former Governor Jeb Bush and Governors Chris Christie, Scott Walker and John Kasich, was held at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, owned by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

In his speech, Cheney ridiculed U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy and dismissed ongoing negotiations between the P5+1 nations and Tehran over Iran's nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this torture-embracing man, with so much blood on his hands from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, should even be listened to, and taken seriously, by his fellow and sister Republicans is enough to make me wretch.

Any war-gaming of an Israeli strike against Iran indicates that although they may be able to start a war, they absolutely cannot finish it on their own without US military help, and a lot of it.

The Israeli casualties will be enormous, and Hezbullah will surely attack from the north, very intensely.

On top of which, any attack against Iran by Israel will mean that one of the longest-practicing Jewish communities on the planet, that of Iran, will also get shot up badly in the process.

Any attack against Iran by the US will be considered as an act of war against it by Russia. And I would like to politely point out to Mr. Cheney and the rest of his happy warmongers, that at this point in its history, the US military doesn't have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia: and that is what makes the military scenario so scarily dangerous.

Mr. Cheney has never served in combat; that it why it is so easy for him and his ilk to prescribe war as the only possible solution to any geopolitical issues, rather than attempt to resolve them with good faith negotiations.

As a 64 year old woman who saw the conditions in which some of my college classmates came back from Viet Nam - or didn't come back all the way, due to PTSD - I would be very happy to tell anyone willing to listen that there is almost always another way to resolve issues rather than war.

In fact, the older I get, the more viscerally Quaker I become on the issue of war.

Apr 02 08:15

US Army chief: Israel trusts we’ll bomb Iran if needed

Israel and the US have bridged the gap in their once-divergent opinions regarding Iran’s nuclear program and the potential use of military force against Tehran, the top US military official said Tuesday.

“I think they are satisfied that we have the capability to use a military option if the Iranians choose to stray off the diplomatic path,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said, according to the military news site Defense News. “I think they are satisfied we have the capability. I think they believe we will use it.”

Apr 01 05:23

William Cook : The Goal of the BDS Movement Is Justice

Israel Denies Justice and therefore does not Exist as a Legitimate State. Justice and legitimacy are one and inexorably linked to the Charters and Declarations of the United Nations.

This is a truth that Michael J. Rosenberg does not address as he castigates the supporters of the BDS movement in his recent article: “The Goal of the BDS Movement is the Dismantling of Israel.”

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Mar 31 08:47

Transexuality In Iran And Amongst Us

Mar 30 21:02

Syria’s Victory Is Turning Point For Western Global Hegemony

It was in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s 2007 article, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” that prophetically stated (emphasis added):

“To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.”

Mar 30 20:13

The Story of PFC John Needham & Iraq War Truth

Marking the eleven year anniversary of the illegal, and immoral invasion of Iraq, you will bare witness to three different pieces of evidence that prove the official narrative to be false. First is the story of PFC John Needham, who witnessed war crimes being committed, and was locked up and tortured by his own command for not partaking in them himself. His story is an example of what happens when we “embrace the dark-side” as Dick Cheney put it in the push for the invasion. Next up is a clip called THE VIDEO THE PENTAGON DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE. It exposes the reality of the invasion, from Depleted Uranium to indiscriminate killing of civilians, as well as other crimes; including the rape, murder, and cover-up of PFC LaVena Johnson. Finishing up is a clip called JUST WHO WERE WE FIGHTING IN IRAQ? After hearing it you will ask the same question yourself.

Mar 29 09:36

Historical Iranian nuclear deal to be shelved again?

The US administration is prepared to accept an Iranian enrichment program as part of an agreement, but it insists that any such program be subject to strict limits capable of ensuring that Iran will not have a rapid “breakout” capability. In other words, Washington wants to be confident that, if Iran attempted to break out of the agreement and build nuclear weapons, it would not have enough time to enrich enough weapons-grade uranium for a single nuclear bomb before the international community could intervene to stop it.

Iran has been claiming for a long time that it has no intention to create a bomb, it just wants its right for peaceful nuclear energy to be respected. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has recently said that "Iran will only accept a solution that is respectful, that respects the rights of the Iranian people."

Mar 29 08:16

US forces on nuclear “false flag” high alert: Duff

The United States is on alert and has deployed military assets to defend the Atlantic coastline from New York to Charleston from attack by a cruise type missile or low flying aircraft.

Heightened security measures began with Israel’s increasing threats against Iran but increased with the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370.

The US, however, believes someone other than Iran is planning an attack, on the US, not Israel, and planning to blame Iran.

Yesterday, investigative journalist Chris Bollyn made a startling discovery:

“According to reports from plane-spotters, Israel has an identical Malaysia Airlines
Boeing 777-200 in storage in Tel Aviv since November 2013. The only visible difference between the missing plane and the one in Tel Aviv would be its serial number. What do the Israelis have planned with the twin Malaysia Airlines plane?

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KEEPING THIS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

Let me toss out a possible scenario here, one that fits all of the available information.

1. Israel either electronically hijacks Flight MH370, or bribes the pilot to fly the plane off course and wander around being picked up by military radar and seen by witnesses on the ground to make it obvious the plane was diverted and not the victim of a simple crash.

2. Then the real flight 370 is hidden or ditched someplace (like the South Indian Ocean) where it was not supposed to be found.

3. Israel has had an identical 777 in Malaysian livery since last November, plenty of time for any "special" modifications to be made to the plane, including the installation of remote controls and possibly a nuclear weapon.

4. The specific aircraft in Tel Aviv is a Boeing 777-2H6/ER, with an even longer range than the missing MH370 777-200ER.

5. The media keeps the story of MH370 constantly in front of everyone (even though they have nothing new to report) so that the image of a 777 in Malaysian livery is on everyone's mind.

6. Israel flies (by remote control) the second 777 non-stop from Tel Aviv towards an airport in a major US city. Because the plane is very large it is easy to see and recognize from the ground. On approach, the 777 veers off from the flight path and flies low over the target area to make sure it is spotted and recognized (mistakenly) as the missing Flight 370.

7. The Israeli 777 then activates its payload, possibly a nuclear weapon.

8. The corporate media blames Iran for the mushroom cloud. Or, if the 777 flies towards Washington DC, they might even try to frame Russia for it.

The plane does not even have to actually hit a target like DC or New York, but could be "intercepted", detonating the nuclear weapon high in the sky miles out to the Atlantic, making for great photos and videos but causing little real damage on the ground.

Now then, a moment of common sense. Why would Iran DO such a stupid and reckless thing, even if they had a nuclear weapon, knowing that retaliation would be instant and devastating? Why would anyone do such a thing? The answer is that they would not. If this scenario in fact happens, there is no question it is another false-flag attack, like Israel's attack on the USS Liberty, like the Lavon affair, like the attack on the USS Cole, like 9-11, to trick us into hating the designated invasion target.

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Mar 28 16:57

Israel accuses Iran of using embassies as ‘terror bases’

Israel’s defence minister on Monday accused Iran of using its embassies as terrorist bases and transferring guns and bombs through diplomatic pouches, without providing evidence for the claims.

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"Evidence, shmevidence; if you don't believe us then you are filthy Hitler-loving anti-Semite who wants to kill Jewish babies and bring back the death camps!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 27 08:23

The First Duty of American Citizens is to Protect Their Freedom From the Government

“The window for the United States to save the PETRODOLLAR (THERE IS THAT WORD I KEEP HARPING ON IN MY FINANCIAL SERIES) from the scourge of the Iranian sale of oil for gold to the BRIC nations (e.g. Russia, China, India) is rapidly closing. If the Russians are able to invade Ukraine and consolidate their holdings, an invasion of Syria as a precursor to the invasion of Iran, can be seriously challenged by the Russians operating out of Crimea.”

I absolutely CANNOT stress enough how important the financial component is to understanding domestic or global politics right now. If you think it does not concern you, you are sorely mistaken. I include the links again below.

Mar 25 11:02

Either U.S. Economy Collapses or WWIII | Mike Rivero

Mar 25 07:03

Iran Propaganda debunked in less than 6 minutes

Mar 25 07:02

Netanyahu was wrong about Iraq having nuclear weapons

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So why would anyone listen to Netanyahu scream about Iran's nuclear weapons?

Mar 24 13:18

India ready to pay Iran in euros for oil

India is ready to pay Iran in euros rather than rupees for crude oil imports after an Iranian official recently said Tehran prefers euro payment, Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry sources in New Delhi say.

The unnamed sources said India will change the current practice of rupee payment as soon as Iran files an official request to that effect, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Monday.

Mar 23 09:00

Putin to Put Russian Bases in Latin America – Western Hemisphere Left Wide Open By Obama’s Weakening Policies

Russia and Iran have stated their increased presence is also in response to U.S. military deployments near their countries, including the eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization up to Russia’s borders.

Mar 23 08:05

Obama Plans to Annex One-Third Of Iraq Using U.S. CIA al-Qaeda: To Launch Further Attacks Against Syria From Iraq Syrian Border.

The Muslim Brotherhood & CIA’s made up al-Qaeda [CIA_duh] group are both Shiite extremist political movements working for the NWO banking cabal to further their agenda of banking domination in the Middle East. Anbar province in Iraq is dominated by the Sunnis who are being wiped out by the U.S. supplied cover groups [Muslim Brotherhood & al-Qaeda] so as to control Anbar Iraq Syrian border for staging covert terrorist attacks against the Syrian government.

Mar 22 07:55

Israel’s Bogeyman Ya’alon Strikes Again

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe (Bogey) Ya’alon recently launched another scathing attack on America, its leaders and its world leadership. Speaking at an event in Tel Aviv University, Ya’alon said, among other things that: “Israel can’t rely on weak US to deal with Iran.” He added that: “the US at a certain stage began negotiating with them (Iran, DP), and unfortunately in the Persian bazaar the Iranians were better.” Ya’alon concluded that: “We (Israelis, DP) have to look out for ourselves.”[1]

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Does that mean Israel will send back all that money the US gave them?

Mar 21 08:24

Righteous Iranian Supreme Leader defies Zionist-occupied West, speaks the truth

A day after Israeli and US leaders sent conciliatory messages to Tehran in honor of the Nowruz new year’s holiday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei marked the event by questioning the Holocaust and vowing to overcome US-led sanctions.

Speaking at Mashhad, in northeastern Iran, Khamenei also intimated that Israeli Palestinian peace talks were a US-Israeli plot to cleanse “Palestine” of Muslims and Christians.

Mar 21 07:10

An Attack on Iran is Still on the Pentagon’s Drawing Board. Israel Prepares to Launch “The First Strike”

It is important to analyze these latest threats in a broader context. While Israel is part of a military alliance, it cannot wage a war on Iran on its own. This is something which is known and recognized by military analysts.

An attack on Iran is part of a coordinated operation led by the Pentagon, which has been envisaged since the mid-1990s as part of a strategic “sequencing” of theater operations. During the Clinton administration, US Central Command (USCENTCOM) had formulated “in war theater plans” to invade first Iraq and then Iran.

Mar 21 06:46

Saudis Bankrolling Israel’s Mossad: More confirmation?

Now comes further confirmation of that strange alliance, from Richard Silverstein’s excellent blog Tikun Olam. Silverstein gets many of his scoops from Israeli reporters, often confiding information they’re not allowed to report in Israel. Silverstein also closely monitors the Israeli media.

He has been following the close cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia in targeting Syria and Iran. In his latest log he reports,

Shalom Yerushalmi, writing in Maariv, dropped an even more amazing bombshell.

Mar 19 13:31

Russia warns West it may change its stance on Iran

Russia may revise its stance in the Iranian nuclear talks amid tensions with the West over Ukraine, a senior diplomat warned Wednesday.

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, according to the Interfax news agency, that Russia didn't want to use the Iranian nuclear talks to "raise the stakes," but may have to do so in response to the actions by the United States and the European Union.

The statement is the most serious threat of retaliation by Moscow after the U.S. and the EU announced sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

Mar 19 10:29

Ex-Israeli Air Security Chief Yeffet: Iran May Be Behind Jet Mystery

Iranian intelligence officials may be behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 earlier this month, former El Al Airlines security chief Isaac Yeffet says.

"We have bad experiences with the Iranians, unfortunately.... I would not be surprised... if one of the intelligence bodies, group of Iranians, were involved," Yeffet told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"They will land [the aircraft] in place that nobody will know. It will take years, if not more, to find what's happened with this aircraft."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay. Let is assume that the 777 is not in a chop shop being sold off for badly needed spare parts. Let us assume that the theory that the plane has been taken to use on a false-flag attack of some kind is the correct one. Why that particular aircraft? You don't need such a large plane for a nuclear weapon, or chemical weapons. A plane like that is built to hold large numbers of bodies. So....

Israel takes that 777 and paints it with some other airlines’ livery, and lands it at Regan International Airport posing as a regularly scheduled flight. Out pops 400 soldiers dressed as Iranians (along with vehicles in the baggage area) who at that point are less than four miles away from the White House by going up the George Washington parkway then across the Potomac on the 14th Street Bridge. They do not even have to succeed. They could all be killed at the airport and it would not matter in the end. Instant WW3.

Mar 19 09:46

Israeli Defense Minister: U.S. Is Projecting ‘Weakness’

Israel’s defense minister said the U.S. is projecting “weakness” on issues ranging from Iran to China to Russia and Ukraine, so Israel must rely on itself to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Hinting at possible action against Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said, “We have to behave as though we have nobody to look out for us but ourselves.”

Mar 19 07:56

Netanyahu orders IDF to prepare for possible strike on Iran during 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have ordered the army to continue preparing for a possible military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities at a cost of at least 10 billion shekels ($2.89 billion) this year, despite the talks between Iran and the West, according to recent statements by senior military officers.

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Can you imagine the fear?

Maybe you don't have to. Maybe you are old enough to remember Three Mile Island, or Chernobyl. Maybe you're one of the people living around the Pacific where the radiation meters have been singing their songs of death since Fukushima.

Can you feel the horror? There is an invisible killer dancing in the air. Maybe hiding in that rain drop. You cannot know for sure.

That metallic taste in your mouth; is it being that scared? Or is it something ... worse?

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

You wish you could stop breathing, but of course you can't. And with each breath comes an unspoken question; Is this the breath during which I inhale my own end? Is there an irrevocable link between this breath and my final breath to come? Is this the breath that deforms my unborn child? Is this the breath that transforms my future from an old age filled with family and friends, to loneliness, lingering pain, and a horrible death?

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

Or maybe it was on that stamp you licked, or in the wine you drank, or the cookie you ate.

Maybe you showered with the killer, slept with the killer, shared your clothes with the killer.

You cannot know for sure. There is an invisible killer dancing in the air.

Now imagine living with that fear, day after day after day; fear for yourself, fear for the lives and health of your loved ones. Imagine the long sleepless nights wondering if the next day will invite the killer into your home; if the rain will wash the killer onto the food you will eat.

Imagine.

Then imagine a monster so evil they would inflict that endless fear onto innocent and unoffending people.

Then stop imagining, because it really happened, but just once but twice.

What happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima was done intentionally by Israel to the people of Iraq, when Israel bombed the nuclear power plant at Osirik in the erroneous assumption that Iraq was building nuclear weapons. Then Israel did it again in Syria. Thankfully, there were no nuclear weapons at the Iraq or Syrian targets, or the people of Iraq and Syria would have suffered what those people living downwind from Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima (and indeed the whole northern hemisphere) all suffered.

But no doubt, those innocent and unoffending Iraqi and Syrian people knew the fear of wondering whether the silent killer was there in their homes moment to moment, just as you are wondering whether the silent killer is in your home this very moment, even as you read these words.

Israel did that to those people; cursed them with that endless dread that lingered for months on end.

And now Israel wants to bomb more nuclear facilities in Iran or infect it with a computer virus to cause a melt-down, so that what happened by accident at Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, will be done deliberately to the people of Iran, who have not invaded or threatened anyone.

There are indeed monsters living among us.

And we know them by their deeds.

Just think about that when you are lying in the dark, afraid to breathe.

Mar 18 18:59

US senators threaten Iran with 'dramatic sanctions' amid nuclear talks

A majority of American senators have threatened Iran with “dramatic sanctions” while Tehran and six word powers are negotiating to reach a final nuclear agreement.

Eighty-three senators sent a letter to US President Barack Obama, saying they are pursuing further sanctions against the country if the nuclear talks end with no final deal.

Mar 18 06:51

Iran says it foiled sabotage attempt on Arak reactor

Pumps at Iran's planned Arak reactor, seen by the West as a potential source of plutonium for nuclear bombs, were tampered with in a failed attempt to sabotage the country's nuclear program, a senior official said on Monday.

Asghar Zarean, deputy chief for nuclear protection and security at the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, said the incident was one of several such attacks foiled over the past few months, the official IRNA news agency reported.

He did not name the targets of the other alleged attacks or who might have been behind them, according to IRNA.

Iran has in the past often accused its Western and Israeli foes of seeking to sabotage its nuclear program, which Tehran says is peaceful but the United States and its allies fear may be aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability. It has also accused its enemies of assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists.

Mar 17 09:19

After Crimea vote, Obama hits seven Russians with sanctions

The US will freeze the assets of seven Russians close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and four Ukrainians including former President Viktor Yanukovych.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so the US Government slammed Iran with global sanctions against their entire economy, even though Iran has not done anything wrong at all. Russia actively opposed the US coup d'etat in Ukraine and Obama hits a few Russian individuals with sanctions, telling the world that he well knows that in a battle of wade-ranging sanctions, the US and EU will get their economies wiped out long before Russia suffers any real harm. But Obama has to look tough, so he bitch-slaps a few friends of Putin (who in all probability got their wealth out of the west last week).

Mar 17 08:09

BEX ALERT - Ex-El Al expert: Iran likely involved in MH 370

A former security chief for El Al said that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 points directly to Iran.

Isaac Yeffet, who served as head of global security for Israel’s national carrier in the 1980s and now works as an aviation security consultant in New Jersey, said investigators were correct in honing in on the two fake-passport carrying Iranian passengers on the doomed flight, and they have wasted valuable time by exploring other leads.

Mar 17 07:24

Ukraine, Syria, Venezuela and beyond: Beware the Wars of March

In the 1930s it was a notorious fact the German government of Adolf Hitler chose the month 0f March ( Ides of Mars), to perpetrate its most daring moves in reasserting the nation as a continental power, culminating in the most deadly war in history.

For example:

March 1933: German federal election brings Hitler to power as chancellor

March 1936: Germany remilitarizes the Rhineland in contravention of the Treaty of Versailles

March 1937: The Third Reich’s Condor Legion bombs and attacks Durango, Spain and the next month bombs Guernica

March 1938: Germany absorbs Austria

Over the past fifteen years a not dissimilar pattern has emerged.

Mar 17 07:04

CIA suspends Iran operations chief for creating ‘abusive and hostile work environment’

The L.A. Times reports that the CIA has put the chief of Iran operations unit on paid administrative leave after an internal investigation found he had created an abusive and hostile work environment, putting his division in disarray.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll wager that was not the real reason.

Mar 15 07:23

US must make very tough decision: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United States must make a “very tough” decision, urging Washington to face realities once forever and stop having fantasies.

Mar 14 07:48

David Cameron labels Iran's government a 'despotic regime' in speech to Israeli parliament as he accuses Tehran of arming Palestinian militants

Prime Minister David Cameron denounced Iran's government as a 'despotic regime' in a speech to Israel's parliament today accusing Tehran of making 'despicable' efforts to arm Palestinian militants.

The address to the Knesset was staunchly pro-Israeli, and Cameron delighted his hosts by claiming Jewish ancestral roots and talking tough on Iran, which is in negotiations with world powers on curbing its contested nuclear ambitions.

'I share your deep scepticism and great concern about Iran,' Cameron said. 'I am not starry eyed about the new regime,' he added, referring to the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani, seen as a relative moderate in Iran.

Mar 12 06:16

Lindsey Graham: If Crimea Becomes Russia, Iran Will Get Nukes

Fresh off his campaign to blame the crisis in Ukraine on Benghazi, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Monday that Iran will develop nuclear weapons if Crimea becomes part of Russia.

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Graham is still trying to keep the Iran war on track.

Mar 11 10:06

IRAN blew up Lockerbie jet - not Libya, says defector: Ayatollah 'used Syrian-based terror group to bomb Pan Am 103 in revenge attack'

The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran and carried out by a Syrian-based terror group, an Iranian defector has claimed.

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Next week they will claim Lockerbie was the work of Crimeans working for Russia!

Mar 11 07:21

Senior Iran army official calls reports of arms smuggling ship ‘Western-Hebrew propaganda’

Iran’s deputy chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces Brig.-Gen. Massoud Jazayeri dismissed media reports on Sunday that Israel seized an Iranian ship smuggling weapons.

“The Americans and the Zionists have probably ordered to Hollywood the production of a movie with the scenario of a cargo ship carrying Iranian weapons to Gaza in Palestine,” said Jazayeri according to Iran’s Fars news agency.

“Their fake and repetitious media products as well as psychological operations will have no achievement other than defeat, humiliation and deepening the Iranian nation and even the world people’s mistrust of them,” he said.

Mar 11 07:02

Netanyahu's message on Iran arms ship: It's the world against Israel

Here and there during the live broadcast of the government propaganda event staged at the Israel Navy base in Eilat, the camera lingered on the face of Deputy Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot. Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz understood that the media circus surrounding the seizure of the ship carrying Iranian weapons had run its course over the weekend, which is why he took off Saturday night to make a previously scheduled visit to the United States. Eizenkot, a disciplined soldier, was required to take his place on the dock in Eilat, alongside the prime minister and defense minister. For a time it looked as if the deputy chief of staff would have preferred to be elsewhere, though perhaps it just seemed that way to this observer.

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Nobody is buying Israel's latest deception to trigger war with Iran, and Bibi is throwing his usual tantrums.

Mar 10 10:31

MEGA BEX ALERT - 'One of two men who boarded doomed Air Malaysia flight on a stolen passport looked like Mario Balotelli': Authorities reveal key clue as they hunt Mr Ali, mystery Iranian businessman who booked their tickets

As it emerged an Iranian businessman known only as Mr Ali was understood to have booked the tickets for the two passengers using the stolen passports, the men who boarded the plane said to have not been of 'Asian appearance'.

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"LET'S FIND A WAY TO BLAME IRAN FOR THIS!!!!!!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Earlier reports had the two men paying cash for their tickets. As a side note, Malaysian authorities said fake passports are actually quite common in that part of the world, used by people trying to illegally immigrate from one nation to another. When an Air India plane crashed in Mangalore in 2010 en route from Dubai, with the loss of 158 lives, as many as 10 fraudulent passports were recovered.

Mar 08 16:07

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose US Intervention in Ukraine, Syria, Iran … Or Anywhere Else

Polls show that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. military involvement in:

Ukraine

Syria

Iran

Or anywhere else

Indeed, a poll from Pew in December found that a majority of Americans – more than ever before in Pew’s 50-year history of polling this question – think the U.S. “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.”

Mar 08 07:45

Iran says Israel fabricated Gaza weapons claim

Iran's foreign minister on Friday sharply rejected an Israeli allegation that Tehran tried to ship missiles to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, calling it a "lie", APA reports quoting AFP.

Israel has said it captured a Gaza-bound ship Wednesday carrying dozens of Syrian-made rockets "capable of striking anywhere in Israel".

The raid coincided with a high-profile US trip by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met with President Barack Obama for discussions on a Middle East peace deal.

"Netanyahu is in Washington... and all of a sudden as a godsend, they capture a ship from Iran with missiles. Just a coincidence?" Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during an official visit to Jakarta.

"If Netanyahu is a saint and can produce miracles I believe the Israelis themselves will be amused by that," he said.

"So if you cannot believe in miracles by Netanyahu, the only thing that you can believe is that this is a lie. And it is a lie."

May 30 10:56

TRINITITE! Why Iran will not attack the US or Israel.

Even if Iraq had possessed weapons of mass destruction (which we now know they did not), and even if Iraq had the long range ICBMs to reach across the Atlantic with (which we know they did not), Iraq would still not have been a threat to the US because any attack with a weapon of mass destruction would be national suicide.

Apr 05 09:51

'US blames Iran for rising fuel prices'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Obama imposes sanctions on Iran, then when the resulting shortage drives oil prices up, it's all Iran's fault? Are these White House staffers on drugs or something?

Apr 05 09:26

US-Israel War on Iran : The Myth of Limited Warfare

Israeli military experts confidently expect to polish off their Iranian targets in a few days – some might think a mere weekend - and perhaps without the loss of even a single pilot. They expect the Jewish state will celebrate its brilliant victory in the streets of Tel Aviv and Washington. They are deluded by their own sense of superiority.

Just as any US-Israeli attack on Iran will involve multiple targets, the Iranian military will also have a plethora of easily accessible strategic targets. Though it is difficult to predict exactly where and how Iran will retaliate, one thing is clear: The initial US-Israeli strike will not go unanswered.

Apr 05 09:11

UK warns of possible Easter terrorist attack in Nigeria

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am glad someone brought this up. As you know, tomorrow is Good Friday (not very good for the Rabbi on the cross, of course) and then Sunday we celebrate the day Jesus comes out of the tomb, sees his shadow and we get winter for another 6 weeks. Or something. Maybe he starts eating brains as revenge for all the time people eat his body. I can't keep this stuff straight.

But obviously, for those who would start a war between the Christians and the Muslims, these two holidays represent opportunities for highly symbolic false-flag attacks to trigger the war Netanyahu clearly is desperate to start. So, in between asking what rabbits have to do with Ishtar, be aware that there are very evil people who would use your religion against you.


Apr 05 09:01

US Blames Iran for Post-Quran Burning Violence in Afghanistan

The massive anti-US protests in the wake of the organized book burning at Bagram Air Base were the result of “anti-American provocation” by the Iranian government, according to US officials familiar with the situation.

According to the officials, the Iranian Embassy in Kabul has a “very active” program of fomenting dissent against the US occupation forces, and they seem convinced that the violent protests were entirely Iran’s fault.

The new take is an interesting one, particularly since the officials don’t seem to interpret the organized burning of large numbers of Qurans as any sort of proximate cause for the protests, and assume that the only reason Afghans would be riled up was Iranian spies told them to be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, forgive me for being logical here, but where is the hard evidence that such influence ever took place?!?

Apparently,according to the "logic" of these folks, the US and NATO atrocities visited upon the Afghan people lately, should never be enough to get them infuriated by what the US and NATO forces did.

And IF this were true, why isn't it sourced, either in terms of the US officials making the charge, or Iranian individuals actually doing the mischief?

Short answer: they won't source this story, because they can't source it!!

This kind of "invention" is simply more desperation on the cusp of madness, a desperate casting about for some "causus belli" for going into Iran militarily.

But I can assure those in the bowels of power in both DC and Tel Aviv, that neither the American nor the Israeli public are buying off on this!!!

Apr 05 08:30

Iran proposes Iraq, China as alternate venues to Turkey for nuclear talks with world powers

With nine days to go, Iran still has not agreed on a location for talks with world powers over its nuclear program, Western officials said Wednesday but suggested Istanbul remained the most likely venue.

Iran’s suggestions of alternative sites raised the possibility of complications to get talks under way as expected on April 13 between Iran and envoys from the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany. It also could bring accusations of stall tactics by Iran’s leaders.

The possibility of other locations also was raised by Mohsen Rezaei, a former Revolutionary Guard commander and now spokesman of Iran’s Expediency Council. On Monday, he suggested Baghdad, Damascus, or Beirut, Lebanon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder if the Iranian leadership has simply decided that these "talks" have been engineered to fail by the West, and that it is simply not worth their time to go, when a war against it appears to be the favored outcome already chosen by the US and Israel.

Apr 05 08:00

US Blames Iran for Post-Quran Burning Violence in Afghanistan

The massive anti-US protests in the wake of the organized book burning at Bagram Air Base were the result of “anti-American provocation” by the Iranian government, according to US officials familiar with the situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yes, it's true we invaded their country, brought back the opium problem, bombed a lot of places, killed a great many people, tortured some of the rest, and insulted their religion, but really, the Afghani only hate us because Iran MADE them do it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 05 06:25

Guenter Grass, German Nobel Winner, Criticizes Israel Over Iran Tensions

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," Grass wrote in his poem titled:

"What must be said"

The 84-year-old Grass said he had been prompted to put pen to paper by Berlin's recent decision to sell Israel a submarine able to "send all-destroying warheads where the existence of a single nuclear bomb is unproven."

"The nuclear power Israel is endangering the already fragile world peace," he wrote. His poem specifically criticized Israel's "claim to the right of a first strike" against Iran.

Apr 05 05:16

Why The West Created The Islamic Republic of Iran, And Why It Wants To Destroy It Now

Ayatollah Khomeini was a secret Western puppet and Illuminati agent.

According to conventional wisdom, Washington and Tehran have hated each other since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the Iranian-American hostage crisis that occurred shortly after. But when we look past the surface of events and official rhetoric we find very little evidence to support this claim.

Apr 04 23:23

Surprise Video Changes Syria “Timeline”

Al Jazeera’s Shaping of the Syrian Story

Of all the myths obstructing the honest portrayal of events in Syria this past year, none has been more fiercely guarded by regime-change advocates than this one stark falsehood:

Myth – the Syrian regime has only been shooting unarmed, peaceful protestors until very recently when opposition groups finally decided to arm themselves in self-defense.

Apr 04 19:36

Britain’s Mad-House Foreign Policy

The best and cheapest way of protecting our national security is simply to eject the madmen from the Foreign Office and stop pimping for the US and its mad-dog protegé.

Let’s see how quickly the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with Mr Bellingham’s help, can get their skates on and straighten out the simple matter of Palestine’s status so that Israel’s strutting psychopaths can finally be brought to book.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 14:51

Britain's mad-house foreign policy

Stuart Littlewood highlights Britain's double standards and contradictory policies in the Middle East: on the one hand irrational belligerence and warmongering towards Iran even though this is contrary to British national interests, and on the other cosying up to and taking its cue from Israel, a criminal, aggressive state whose behaviour contradicts British values and interests.

Apr 04 11:37

Barak reveals Israel's conditions for Iran-West talks

Defense minister says strike not within weeks but can also not wait years, demands Iran surrender 20 percent-enriched uranium, close underground Fordow facility.

Israel is demanding that its allies set Iran's complete surrender of its stockpile of uranium enriched to 20 percent as one of the goals for the nuclear talks set to begin with the Islamic Republic in mid April.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is apparent that Israeli Defense Minister Barak, as well as US Secretary of State Clinton, is also doing his level best to insure the complete failure of these talks by issuing this ultimatum.

And by the way, Defense Minister Barak: the enrichment of uranium to 20% is to create medical isotopes with which to help people heal.

Apr 04 11:24

Barak: 2012 – year of the fight against Iran's nukes

Defense Minister Ehud Barak declared Wednesday that 2012 is "the year of the fight against the Iranian nuclear program."

In a meeting with military analysts and correspondents, Barak said that the economic and diplomatic sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic are working but that it has yet to be seen whether they will achieve a true compromise that will halt Tehran's nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israeli Defense Minister Barak: the "big lie" technique kind of went out with the whoopee cushion and the dribble glass, sir.
Even your fellow and sister Israelis understand that you are not telling the truth about Iran's nuclear program.

So, here it goes for the zillionth time.

1. As a signatory to the NNPT, Iran is allowed to used nuclear technology for peaceful means, as it is doing now with its power station, with the help of Russian Technicians

2. To date, no IAEA inspection has proven that ANY nuclear materials have been diverted toward a weapons program. The Iranian scientists are enriching uranium to a 20% level to create medical isotopes; these are to help people heal, not blow people up.

3. The strictures and limitations US Secretary Clinton has put upon Iran's participation in upcoming talks have guaranteed that they have been engineered to fail: war against Iran is the outcome you want to see as a result of this failure.

4. Israel wants to see the US attack Iran, without Israeli involvement, if humanly possible. However, I would strongly caution the Israeli government that Americans are bloody sick, tired, and angry in the cost in American blood, and American money, Israel consistently demands this country place on the altar of ultimate Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.

5. There here will be absolutely no support of such an attack by the American people, for that very reason. And American military participation in such an attack may possibly not go at all well (particularly if such a war is prolonged) because the US government doesn't have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a successful outcome.

6. Israeli leadership has been playing fast and loose with the truth against their own people, assuring them that Israel will experience no more than 300 casualties as a result of such a military operation. But if the war gets prolonged, and is not a successful blitzkrieg, there could be massive risk to both Israeli lives, and Israeli assets.

7. Leaders from nuclear-armed Pakistan, China, and Russia, have gone public in stating that should Iran be attacked, they will come to its aid militarily.

7. So what we have here, should you and/or the Americans attack Iran, is the potential for a global, thermonuclear war over an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program which, sir, to date, cannot be proven to exist.

Defense Minister Barak, I encourage you, and those in the bowels of DC and Tel Aviv, to please, be very, very careful about what you wish for here; you all may very well unleash catastrophic events by the pursuit of such a war which will result in unstoppable, catastrophically, unintended consequences.

Apr 04 11:01

Netanyahu: Iran Sanctions Aren't Working

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that sanctions aimed at halting Iran’s nuclear enrichment program have failed to yield results.

"The sanctions are painful, hard… but will this bring about a halt or a retreat in the Iranian nuclear program? Until now, it has not happened," Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem.

"Will these difficulties cause the Iranian regime to stop its nuclear program? Only time will tell. I can't tell you if it will happen. I know there is hardship but there still hasn't been a change."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Iran's nuclear energy program is completely legal, under the terms and conditions of its being a signatory to the NNPT.

Also, as an NNPT signatory, Iran has its nuclear sites inspected by the IAEA on a consistent basis. To date, and I am talking about today, 4 April, 2012, no inspections have demonstrated that any nuclear material has been diverted to a nuclear weapons program.

On the other hand, Israel is a nuclear-armed country which refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and therefore refuses to allow inspections of its nuclear sites.

So could you possibly help me by reminding me, Mr. Prime Minister, just why the US is pouring billions of dollars into Israel in military and monetary aid annually, when it is illegal for this government to do so, under the Symington Amendment?!?

Iran has a nuclear energy program; it does not have any nuclear weapons, and is doing everything by the book to comply with their responsibilities as an NNPT signatory.

Israel, however, has nuclear weapons, but refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and US taxpayers still get bled dry for ILLEGAL military and monetary aid to Israel.

And to add insult to injury, Israel is goading the US toward an attack against Iran over an alleged nuclear weapons program which cannot, to date be proven to exist.

What's wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING.

Apr 04 09:46

Clinton Issues New Demands For ‘Commitments’ From Iran

Speaking today on ABC News, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton set the stage for the predicted failure of the mid-April P5+1 talks in Turkey. She issued a series of demands that were the condition for avoiding war with Iran.

Among those demands were a series of unspecified “concrete commitments from Iran,” including an explicit demand that they “come clean on its nuclear program.” This is in spite of the repeated reports from the US and Israeli intelligence communities that Iran has no nuclear weapons program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Secretary of State Clinton; as a signatory to the IAEA, giving the Iran the right to produce nuclear power for civilian uses, Iran has all of its nuclear facilities consistently inspected by the IAEA. And as of today's date, as of 4 April 2012, the IAEA has found utterly no evidence whatsoever that nuclear materials have been diverted toward a nuclear weapons program.

Iranian scientists have been enriching uranium to a 20% level, which is used in the creation of medical isotopes; this is about helping people heal, not blowing people up.

So, to date, neither the US, nor Israel, have a causus belli for a war against Iran. And yet that appears to be the apparent outcome toward which both countries are moving with all possible dispatch.

It is obvious, because the massive numbers of pre-conditions and strictures you have placed upon Iranian participation in the P5+1 talks next week, that you are quite set upon insuring that the talks will fail, utterly.

However, I would like to strongly caution regarding the following. The American people are sick, tired, and angry at the consistent Israeli demands for the sacrifice of American blood, and American money, upon the altar of ultimate Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.

And because of that reason, IF the US does support Israel in such an endeavor, there will be absolutely zero support on the part of the American people for it.

The Administration may well declare some sort of martial law to stifle dissent against it. But no imposition of law can change either people's minds, or their memories of the degree to which Israel was "cheerleading" for a US invasion and occupation of Iraq, their "existential enemy du jour" at the time.

Americans understand, without question, that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was based on a pack of lies, and they can see just how well THAT little "military misadventure" went. Now, let's see; over one million Iraqis killed; thousands maimed and wounded for life, many experiencing aggressive cancers and birth defects from the use of depleted uranium weapons; thousands of American military personnel killed and maimed for life; and, oh yes, that little bit of "sticker shock", in the form of one trillion dollars added to the Federal deficit.

IF an attack against Iran is not a blitzkrieg, executed with deadly precision, such a war may be prolonged over time, putting both Israeli and American assets at substantial and sustained risk.

And there are several very compelling reasons as to why American participation in such a military endeavor here might not end well. To be brutally honest, the US government doesn't have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to pursue a successful conclusion to such an attack, should the war be prolonged.

Also, as you are well aware, leaders in nuclear-armed Pakistan, Russia, and China have gone public, stating that should Iran be attacked, they will come to its aid militarily. So what we have here is the potential for a global thermonuclear war, over an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program which cannot, to date, be proven to exist!!

In summation, Secretary Clinton, and to all your colleagues here and Israel, I would encourage you to please, be very, very careful about what you wish to be the outcome of any US/Israeli attack against Iran; the horrific, unintended consequences from such an attack may begin as unimaginable, and wind up as utterly uncontrollable.

Apr 04 07:54

Nobel Laureate Grass Attacks Israel in New Poem

In a poem that has drawn angry reactions in Germany, Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass has published a new poem criticizing Israel's policies against Iran. Historically, Grass has been outspoken in his political views, but many believe the author has now broken a taboo.

Mar 16 12:25

What Closing The Straits Of Hormuz Will Mean In 3 Simple Charts

These 3 simple charts fully explain the shock waves that will be sent through the global economy if Iran decides to shut down in response to western military threats.

Mar 14 08:43

Israel's non-stop Iran spite puts ties with US in firing line


Meanwhile Tel Aviv isn't backing down from its threat to attack - but that's not striking a chord with Israeli public opinion. Paula Slier reports.

Mar 13 16:19

Two 'Israelis' arrested at Heathrow after making 'inappropriate comments about Iran' during flight from Las Vegas

Two men accused of being disruptive on a plane were arrested at Heathrow Airport, police said today.

The pair, who are believed to be Israeli, were passengers on a British Airways flight from Las Vegas to London, flying into Terminal 5.

The men, aged 28 and 33, were alleged to be making repeated comments about Iran.

Jan 15 16:09

Iran rial slides, 'dollar' text messages appear blocked

TEHRAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Iran's currency has slid 20 percent against the dollar in the last week despite central bank intervention, and Iranians concerned about the economy said on Tuesday attempts to send text messages using the word "dollar" appeared to be blocked.

The central bank reportedly pumped $200 million dollars into the market last Wednesday after new and much tougher U.S. sanctions prompted nervous Iranians to change rials into hard currency, accelerating a rise in the price of dollars on the open market.

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