Thursday, December 07, 2006

Photos of major Student Protests in Tehran DBI

Thursday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Photos of the major Student Demonstration in Tehran.
  • Iran Press News reported that despite unprecedented security plans and repressive measures by the fascist regime of the Islamic republic to prevent the gathering commemorating the occasion of “students’ day”, more than 4000 students of the Tehran University were able to gather; as they chanted slogans such as “Death to despotism” and “death to the dictators” they were battered by herds of the regime’s agents and disciplinary guards.
  • Fox News reported that as many as 2,000 students turned out to demand personal freedom in the Islamic state, which has cracked down on political activity on campus this year. Iranian Student News Agency published photos of the large demonstration in Tehran with statements on their banners such as: "If I rise up and you rise up, everyone will rise up."
Ayatollah’s health fails as Iran power struggle grows.
  • Michael Ledeen, Pajamas Media published an update on his earlier report of Supreme Leader Ayatollah ali Khamenei health.
  • Michael Ledeen, The Corner reported that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was rushed to the hospital last night with an unspecified heart problem.
Follow God or vanish, Ahmadinejad tells West.
  • reported that Ahmadinejad has warned Western leaders to follow the path of God or "vanish from the face of the earth".
Iraq group recommends engagement with Syria, Iran.
  • Reuters reported that the Iraq Study Group recommended to President George W. Bush on Wednesday that the United States directly engage with Syria and Iran to help resolve the Iraq conflict, the White House said.
  • The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial, reminds us that the Iraq Study Group reflects the "realist" camp in foreign policy circles, but realism has nothing to do with their proposals.
Iran starts to dump US dollar in trade.
  • Financial Express reported that the Islamic Republic plans to reduce its use of the US dollar in world trade and increase use of the euro, two Tehran-based newspapers reported.
Gates Warns Against War With Tehran.
  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that President Bush's nominee to run the Pentagon, Robert Gates, would counsel against a military strike targeting Iran except as a last resort and says he does not think the Iranian regime would use nuclear weapons in a first strike against Israel.
France suddenly takes the lead on Iran.
  • The Scotsman reported that France said on Wednesday world powers must agree quickly on sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program or put the credibility of the United Nations at risk.
  • reported that France 's foreign minister said that Iran will face U.N. sanctions for refusing to halt its nuclear program.
  • Reuters reported that French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy criticized Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal for saying Iran should not be allowed to build a civilian nuclear program.
Carter's errors, omissions, inventions and falsehoods.
  • Powerline published a copy of an email by Professor Kenneth Stein of Emory University apparently explaining why he terminated his association with the Carter Center . Professor Stein's expertise lies in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and served as the first director of the Carter Center (1983-1986).
Here are three news items you may have missed.
  • argued that the biggest Democratic powers and the United Nations are depriving themselves of their most important moral asset and strongest tool–the quest for peace. In their new approach of withdrawal and appeasement, just when they claim to promote peace, in fact they are promoting war.
  • John Lewis, The argued that in dealing with Islamic totalitarianism, the opposite of today’s “conventional wisdom” is true.
  • Cox & Forkum published a cartoon: Casino Fatale.
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