Thursday, February 08, 2007

Iran test fires Russian missiles near Strait of Hormuz

Thursday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
'Iran Can be Stopped Without Violence'
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said there is no need for military action to stop Iran from moving forward with its nuclear program.
Iran test fires Russian missiles near Strait of Hormuz.
  • The International Herald Tribune reported that Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards test fired its new Russian defense missile system Wednesday near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz.
Iran Considers Gasoline Rationing.
  • The Weekly Standard reported that Iranians are among the world's biggest consumers of gasoline and the regime is being forced to introduce gasoline rationing.
The Persian Renaissance.
  • The New York Sun reported that a renaissance that the ruling Iranian mullahs fear the most. If the Persians are awakened to their identity as children of Cyrus the Great, who wrote mankind's first charter of human rights, these oppressive regimes will topple domino-style.
Yanks Holding 36 Iranians, Tehran Regime Charges.
  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that Iran's ambassador in Baghdad has accused America of having 36 Iranians in custody, a far higher number than previous counts of detained Iranians provided by American spokesmen.
Here are three news items you may have missed.
  • Michael Ledeen, Faster Please examined the debate over the term: "Islamofacism."
  • The Middle East Media Research Institute reported that Lebanese sources have argued that the Lebanon crisis is no longer an internal matter, but is now dependent upon a regional settlement that could impose a new reality on the forces in Lebanon and even force them to make certain concessions.
  • Amir Taheri, Commentary Magazine examined the assumption that all the difficult issues in the Middle East are inextricably linked to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for all the work you put into bringing us this news. It is appreciated. Have a nice day everyone.