Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Regime Change Preferred to US Attack on Iran

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Regime Change is "Preferable" to a U.S. Attack on Iran.
  • FOX News reported that former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton argued that regime change, he said is "preferable" to a U.S. attack on Iran 's nuclear sites.
  • Salon interviewed Michael Ledeen whose catchphrase, "Faster, please!" refers to the speed with which he'd like the United States to compel regime change in Iran.
Rice: Talk of Israeli Strike in Iran Shows Risks.
  • Reuters reported that Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday that speculation about an Israeli attack on Iran 's nuclear facilities underscored the risk of failing to persuade Tehran to halt uranium enrichment.
  • Middle East Newsline reported that a leading Israeli strategist and former intelligence officer said Iran believes it could destroy the Jewish state with one nuclear weapon.
Gates: Time is Not Right for Iran Talks.
  • Yahoo News reported that Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the time is not right for diplomatic talks with Iran.
Iran leader pledges Nicaragua ties.
  • Mercury News reported that Ahmadinejad pledged to spend billions of dollars financing projects in other countries to combat the global influence of their common enemy, the United States.
Great News! Nazanin exonerated but....
  • Help Nazanin reported that they have received verbal confirmation from the Iranian court that she will be exonerated from the charge of murder.
Here are four news items you may have missed.
  • Asharq Alawsat argued that there are a number of common illusions in the Arab and Muslim mind. here is an illusion that Iran is a huge military state with decisive striking power.
  • Reuters reported that Iran has asked Saudi Arabia to help ease tensions between the Islamic Republic and the United States.
  • Spiegel Online reported that a German tourist who has been held in an Iranian jail for over a year because his fishing boat accidentally entered a restricted zone in the Persian Gulf has become a bargaining chip of international diplomacy. Iran wants to swap him for a convicted assassin serving a life sentence in a German jail.
  • Cox & Forkum published another cartoon: Dead Ball.
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