Saturday, July 22, 2006

Iran promises news to Muslims to rejoice

Wednesday, July 17, 2006.
Ahmadinejad promises news the will cause "rejoicing" for Muslims "soon." What is he up to?
    The Jerusalem Post reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised a "rejoicing" for Muslims in the Middle East "soon." Ahmadinejad said the "volcano of rage" at the "arrogant powers" was "on the verge of eruption."
How will the world deal with Hezbollah? Are you kidding? The world? lol. Iranian Hezbollah threatens the US.
  • The Washington Post reported that Iran's Hezbollah said it is ready to attack the US and Israel.
  • Reuters reported that the FBI is trying to ferret out possible Hezbollah agents in the United States amid concerns that rising U.S.-Iranian tensions could trigger attacks on American soil.
Iran expects an US attack as early as October? Keep dreaming.
    John Batchelor, The New York Sun argued that Iran expects America to launch air attacks against Iranian command and control, air defenses and nuclear weapons-making and ballistic missile sites by winter, perhaps as early as October 2006
More evidence of Iran's control over Hezbollah.
    CNews reports Iran has hand in Lebanon.
The UN Security Council has not forgotten Iran's nuclear program.
    Dow Jones Newswires is dreaming. They think the UN is going to put sanctions on Iran. Don't make me laugh.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Frederick Kempe, The Wall Street Journal argued why the new atomic age requires a new nonproliferation strategy.
  • The Guardian reported that Tony Blair today directly accused Iran of supplying weapons used to attack British troops in Basra.
  • Rooz Online reported the words of Issa Saharkhiz, an Iranian journalist who has been sentenced by jury of the special press offences. He said “They have not left any space for independent and freedom loving papers. From their perspective, a good journalist is the one who accepts the dictated stories of the judiciary, ministry of guidance, and national security council.”
  • Rooz Online reported on the forced confessions of imprisoned Iranian intellectual Ramin Jahanbegloo.

  • Rooz Online published the speech of Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji when he received the 2006 international Aubuchon award to his journalistic work in Iran.
  • Rooz Online reported that in response to Akbar Ganji's call for a three-day hunger strike for the release of political prisoners in Iran, Iranians in Iran and 12 other cities supported his appeal.
Many interesting articles here, eh? I'd like to thank Doctor Zin for his hard work in collecting all this information for our benefit. Some of this has to be translated, and that takes much time. If you would like to help, you may donate on his site. To read the entire list, please click on the day of the week. Thank you, and have a great day.

Category: Iran.