Saturday, November 25, 2006

Iran plan to start civil war in Lebanon: DBI

Saturday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iranian Plan to Instigate Civil War in Lebanon Takes Bold First Step.
  • Defense & Foreign Affairs reported that there were clear indicators that the assassination was ordered by the Iranian and Syrian Governments.
  • Dr. Walid Phares, reported that the assassination of Lebanese Christian politician Pierre Gemayel this Tuesday has revealed that the Tehran-Damascus axis remains busy with terror activities across the Fertile Crescent.
Infighting within the Iraq Study Group.
  • Newsday reported that a source who spoke recently to a leader of the Iraq Study Group said he complained bitterly about internal dissension and partisanship among members of the supposedly bipartisan group, and was worried about reaching consensus on the key issues.
  • Robert Kagan and William Kristol, The Weekly Standard argued that while appears foreign policy realism is ascendant these days, what passes for "realism" today has very little to do with reality.
Russia Ships First Tor-M1 Air Defense Systems Delivered to Iran.
  • reported that Russia has begun delivering Tor M1 air defense systems to Iran.
The IAEA mistrusts Iran.
  • RIA Novosti reported that a careful analysis of the recent dynamics of the Iranian nuclear problem shows that Tehran is prodding the Security Council towards adopting very harsh sanctions.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Iran Press News reported a soldier who had been assigned to Marvdasht prison [in the province of Pars ], committed suicide by shooting himself 5 times in the head.
  • Iran Press News reported that Iranian asylum-seekers were deported by Turkish police and returned to Iran . They can both face execution in Iran.
  • Middle East Quarterly reported that the Iranian regime continues to embrace suicide terrorism as an important component of its military doctrine. The strategy is apparent in the work of Hassan Abbasi and the Doctrinal Analysis Center for Security without Borders, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps think tank. They produced an analysis of Abbasi's arguments in support of Suicide Bombing.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for all your dedication to bringing us the news from behind the "walls of silence." Have a nice day.