Saturday, January 27, 2007

US CIA Debates Role of Iran in Iraq. [They're stupid!]

Saturday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Debate Erupts Among Spy Services Over Iran 's Role in Battle of Iraq.
  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that the American intelligence community has been fiercely debating the extent to which operatives directed by Iran's security services have penetrated the Iraqi government.
Bush authorizes use of deadly force against Iranian in Iraq.
  • CBS News reported that President Bush has authorized U.S. forces in Iraq to take whatever actions are necessary to counter Iranian agents deemed a threat to American troops or the public at large.
Bush denies preparing attack against Iran.
  • The Financial Times reported that George W. Bush on Friday sought to deny widespread rumors his administration was preparing some kind of military action against Iran.
U.N. Condemns Denials of Holocaust; Iran Demurs.
  • Reuters reported that the U.N. General Assembly condemned on Friday denials of the Holocaust in a U.S.-drafted resolution responding to a Tehran conference dominated by speakers questioning the extermination of 6 million Jews in World War Two.
Tehran: UN atom agency's Iran section head must go.
  • The Washington Post reported that Iran has demanded the removal of the U.N. official overseeing nuclear inspections in the country, accusing him of breach of trust.
Here are two news items you may have missed.
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accused the United States on Friday of stepping up its confrontation with Iran on several fronts and seeking to undermine his country's economy.
  • Amnesty International reported that journalist and human rights defender Sherko Jihani has been transferred to Mahabad Central Prison in northwestern Iran and report a new concern: an unfair trial.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for this news. Sometimes it seems that we are the only ones who do NOT know we are really war. I pray it doesn't take another attack to prove it...