Sunday, January 14, 2007

Iran: The Backlash Begins

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iran: The Backlash Begins.
  • Robert Tait, The Sunday Herald reported that Ahmadinejad has started to feel the unmistakable chill of public disaffection.
Detained Iranians May Have Targeted U.S. Troops.
  • ABC News reported that the five Iranians detained in Iraq Thursday during a raid in Irbil belong to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and may have helped insurgents attack American troops.
Rice: U.S. Aims to Curb Iran Aggression.
  • CBS News reported that Condoleezza Rice said that the recent U.S. raids that President Bush approved against Iranian targets in Iraq are part of broad efforts to confront Tehran 's aggression.
White House softens Iran tone.
  • The Los Angeles Times reported that the Bush administration sought to assure lawmakers and the public Friday that despite harsh new rhetoric, it did not intend to go to war with Iran, even as U.S. sources charged that Iranians captured in Irbil, Iraq, were suspected members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Iran's View of the Surge.
  • Stratfor reported that the world has changed since November 2006, when the Iranians reasonably felt they were on the verge of the strategic triumph of dominating Iraq.
How to Get Justice for Ahmadinejad.
  • Michael Rosen, TCS Daily argued that one way to deal with Ahmadinejad is to try him and his ilk on charges of inciting genocide.
Here are two news items you may have missed.
  • R. James Woolsey testified before the House Committee for Foreign Affairs on Iran.
  • The Simon Wiesenthal Center recently published a document “36 questions about the holocaust.” Given Ahmadinejad's campaign to deny the holocaust this may be a timely resource. They have also published a version in Persian.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for your dedication to bring us the news. You are very appreciated. Everyone have a great day.

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