Saturday, December 16, 2006

Iran blah blah blah if santions imposed: DBI

Saturday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iran warns of painful revenge if sanctions imposed.
  • The Washington Post reported that Iran will exact painful revenge on countries opposed to its nuclear program if the U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Tehran , the country's chief nuclear negotiator said.
  • Reuters reported that Iran is not a threat to Middle East stability but it is a threat to the United States and its European ally Britain , a hardline cleric said on Friday.
"Deal emerging" on Iran sanctions.
  • Reuters reported that Britain's U.N. ambassador said agreement was emerging on a U.N. resolution imposing sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program but Russia is still opposed to a travel ban on Iranian officials.
Iran destabilizes Mideast - EU.
  • Reuters reported that the European Union accused Iran on Friday of destabilizing the Middle East with its nuclear program and threats towards Israel.
Two bomb blasts in Iran.
  • reported that two bombs exploded simultaneously in Zahedan, Iran.
Baker-Hamilton Lunacy.
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, published a list of stunning misconceptions underlying the recommendation for direct talks with the governments of Syria and Iran.
Panned in Baghdad - the Iraq Study Group.
  • The Wall Street Journal reported that the more revealing reaction to the Iraq Study Group report has been from Iraq itself: "Unrealistic," "inappropriate" and "very dangerous" are among the kinder words used by Iraq 's leaders to describe the ISG's work.
Rice Rejects Overture to Iran, Syria.
  • MSNBC reported that Condoleezza Rice yesterday rejected a bipartisan panel's recommendation that the United States seek the help of Syria and Iran in Iraq, saying the "compensation" required by any deal might be too high. She argued that neither country should need incentives to foster stability in Iraq.
Iran's Obscenity, Holocaust Denial's Just a First Step.
  • New York Post argued that the Holocaust conference that Iran's government convened a conference dedicated to "questioning" (in fact, to deny) the truth of the Holocaust is nothing less than an incitement to anti-Semitism.
  • The Jerusalem Post reported on the only known Iranian Jewish Holocaust survivor living in L.A, Menashe Ezrapour.
  • Bret Stephens, The Wall Street Journal argued that the World's polite society helped pave the way for Iran's Holocaust conference.
From Khomeini to Ahmadinejad.
  • Matthias K√ľntzel, Real Clear Politics reminded us that in 1979, Khomeini followers, armed with sticks and chains, broke down the door of the American embassy in Tehran , stormed the compound, and took US Hostages and Khomeini would repeat the slogan "America cannot do a damn thing." Ahmadinejad reminds us of Khomeini's statement when he says that the US cannot stop Iran's nuclear quest. A disturbing review of Jimmy Carter's Iran policy and its parallels with our present policy.
Here are four news items you may have missed.
  • Iran Press News reported on another protest in Iran by workers who claimed they had not received their wages for 7 months.
  • published a report and several videos of an international symposium entitled: Bring Ahmadinejad to Justice For Incitement to Genocide. Several videos.
  • The American Foreign Policy Council held a conference on "Understanding the Iranian Threat" in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building . A list of speakers, and links to videos of their presentations, is available here.
  • Town Hall published several cartoons on Iran.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for your untiring search for the truth from behind the 'wall of silence' known as Iran. Great job. Have a great day.