Saturday, December 23, 2006

Western leaders join reality: DBI

Saturday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Western leaders come out of denial over Iranian regime role in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Michael Ledeen, Faster Please! reported that both Washington and London are grudgingly coming to accept the fact that Iran is waging war against us in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Michael Ledeen, Faster Please! explored the sudden change in tone regarding Iran from London and Washington . All of a sudden, we started hearing very tough talk about Iran (and Syria) from the two leaders. How come? Had something happened?
Iran Pres.: No one heeds the dictates of superpowers.
  • IranMania reported that Ahmadinejad said that on one heeds decisions of the so-called super powers.
Al Qaeda Sends a Message to Democrats.
  • The ABC News Blotter reported that Al Qaeda has sent a message to leaders of the Democratic party that credit for the defeat of congressional Republicans belongs to the terrorists.
Iranians Are Defiant.
  • Amil Imani, The American Thinker argued that last week's election in Iran proved that the votes, more than anything else are protests ballots cast against the entire system, rather than indications of support for the so-called conservative-moderate coalition.
Iran ordered to pay $254 million in Khobar Towers bombing.
  • Reuters reported that a U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Islamic Republic of Iran to pay $254 million to the family of 17 U.S. servicemen killed in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia.
Iran's Doctrine of Asymmetric Naval Warfare.
  • The Washington Institute for Near East Policy reported that Iran has developed innovative, asymmetric naval warfare tactics that exploit its favorable geographic situation, build on its strengths, and target the vulnerabilities of its enemies.
Here are two news items you may have missed.
  • Spiegel Online reported that a Danish art group that specializes in targeting world leaders has succeeded in offending its latest victim -- right on his home territory. They managed to smuggle an advert insulting the Iranian president into a Tehran newspaper.
  • AlJazeera reported that the Islamic Republic has hanged three people for allegedly carrying out bombings in the oil rich Khuzestan province.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for all the hard work you do. We appreciate the fact that you guys are doing this so we can know the truth about what is really happening in Iran. That's more than I can say for the press! Everyone have a nice day.