IRAN-Deja vu all over again?

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  • sacolton

    We just won't do anything until some city is leveled and millions killed by an Iran nuclear missile. Only then will we act ... maybe.

  • thetrueone

    Its just not that easy to conclude Sacolton, Iran knows very well the consequences that would occur if they were initiate a first strike

    attack, they would virtually have the whole world against them bringing the entire country to economic ruin.

    They are also aware that what sort of military force they would be up against is they were to take a nuclear action against

    anther counrty like Isreal. It would be an act of a counrty commiting suicde.

    But its worthy to note these Muslim extremists within that country are not what you'd describe as being intellectually well balanced

    or pacifist in nature.

  • sacolton

    Iran just builds a dirty-nuke and gives it to some extremist group who will attempt a suicide mission on Israel .. Iran claims no responsibility. What next?

  • leavingwt

    Clinton Warns of Iran 'Stunt'

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she thinks Iran will "pull some stunt" in the next few days because it expects further United Nations sanctions over its nuclear program.

    "They have consistently tried to avoid being held accountable," Clinton told reporters before leaving on a trip to Latin America.

    The U.S. suspects Iran is enriching uranium to build a nuclear warhead. Tehran denies this and insists on its right to a peaceful nuclear power program.

    The U.S. hopes to bring a fourth sanctions resolution to a U.N. Security Council vote this week.

    On Sunday, Clinton said, "I fully expect Iran to pull some stunt in the next couple of days because they know that sanctions are on the way."

    She added, "I think we will see something coming up in the next 24 to 48 hours where Iran says, 'Wait a minute, wait a minute, look at what we're going to do now."

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  • leavingwt

    Osama bin Laden Hiding in Iran?

    Osama bin Laden's hiding place was pinned down for the first time Monday, June 7, by the Kuwaiti Al-Siyassa Monday, June 7, as the mountainous town of Savzevar in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan, 220 km west of Mashhad. He is said to have lived there under Tehran's protection for the last five years, along with Ayman Al-Zawahiri and five other high-ranking al Qaeda leaders.

    debka file 's intelligence sources disclosed Monday night that Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan and his intelligence chiefs are well aware that Bin Laden and Zawahiri are hiding in Iran. The leak to the Kuwait paper was intended to show the Obama administration that the Turkish leader's ties with Iran had grown intense enough for him to be fully in the picture of Iran's secret sanctuary for the authors of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

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  • leavingwt

    A Resilient Iran Shields Itself from Pressure by Building Alliances

    A year ago Iran was on its way to becoming a pariah state. Dozens of governments accused Iranian leaders of stealing the presidential election and condemned the brutal crackdown on protesters that followed. The country faced sanctions and international scorn over its controversial nuclear program.

    Now, even as the U.N. Security Council prepares to impose its fourth round of sanctions on Iran with a vote slated for Wednesday, Tehran is demonstrating remarkable resilience, insulating some of its most crucial industries from U.S.-backed financial restrictions and building a formidable diplomatic network that should help it withstand some of the pressure from the West. Iranian leaders are meeting politicians in world capitals from Tokyo to Brussels. They are also signing game-changing energy deals, increasing their economic self-sufficiency and even gaining seats on international bodies.

    Iran's ability to navigate such a perilous diplomatic course, analysts say, reflects both Iranian savvy and U.S. shortcomings as up-and-coming global players attempt to challenge U.S. supremacy, and look to Iran as a useful instrument.

    "We are very proud of our diplomacy, although we are mainly benefiting from mistakes made by the United States and its allies," said Kazem Jalali, a key member of the Iranian parliament's commission on national security and foreign policy. "We are using all our resources to exploit these weaknesses."

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  • leavingwt

    Iran's Ahmadinejad says Israel is 'doomed'

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday Israel was "doomed" and singled out US President Barack Obama for scorn, blaming Washington for orchestrating new nuclear sanctions against Tehran.

    Speaking during a visit to the World Expo in Shanghai, Ahmadinejad denounced the UN Security Council's sanctions resolution adopted Wednesday with Chinese and Russian backing as "worthless paper".

    The firebrand leader accused global nuclear powers of "monopolising" atomic technology and said the new sanctions would "have no effect" -- reserving most of his tough rhetoric for the United States, not his ally Beijing.

    Swatting aside the US leader's offers of dialogue and rapprochement if Iran relents on its nuclear ambitions, Ahmadinejad said: "I think President Obama has made a big mistake... he knows the resolution will have no effect.

    "Very soon he will come to understand he has not made the right choice and he has blocked the way to having friendly ties with the Iranian people."

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  • B-Rock
  • llbh

    Why just pick on Iran?? the same can be said of Saudi Arabia, from whence (all bar one) of the 9/11 hijackers came. I have seen the footage of Neda's awful demise a number of times, her partner is in exile, it speaks volumes of the odious Iranian regime. and the regime hate that.

    This is what the the only Iranian citizen to win The Nobel peace prize thinks, and it is not nuke Iran.

    She has a very interesting position, and, as a former senior judge her voice needs to heard.


  • Justitia Themis
    Justitia Themis

    Gee, Western governments place the dollar over democracy in the Middle East?????!!!!! ...dripping in sarcasm...

    Dr Ebadi accused Western governments of failing to take more effective steps out of a cynical fear of losing business contracts or markets in Iran. This meant they remained silent or, worse, colluded in the brutal clampdown. She claimed that a satellite communications company, part-owned by the French state, had bowed to pressure from the Iranian regime to block transmission of the BBC Persian and Voice of America TV channels– both valuable sources of uncensored information for Iranians. Nokia, the Finnish multinational, had sold Iran technology that allows the regime to spy on and then jail, mobile phone users.

    Western governments, she said, should instead cease issuing travel visas to Iranian politicians, and blacklist companies whose products or technologies are sold to Iran and used for repression. "The Iranian people have the right to ask themselves whether the French government believes in freedom of expression or not. And if they they do, why don't they stop these kinds of transactions? ... All we ask of Western countries is that they don't support the Iranian government in the repression."

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