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Iran Newslinks 4-7 October 2007

Date: 7 October 2007

Dubai police chief warns against Western attack on Iran 06 Oct 2007 Dubai’s influential police chief [General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim] has said Western powers should be warned that their relations with Gulf Arab states would suffer if they launch a military strike on Iran over its nuclear programme.
news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071006/wl_mideast_
afp/irannuclearpoliticsgccdubai_071006114526

US accuses Iran of inciting violence in Iraq
Sify – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Baghdad: Top US commander in Iraq General David Petraeus reiterated on
Sunday his country’s accusations that Iran is fomenting violence in Iraq
while …
sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14539054

Iraqi MP Mithal Al-Alousi: Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia Have …
Al-Fayhaa TV (Iraq) – Duration: 00:03:05 – September 9, 2007.
www.memritv.org/clip/en/1570.htm

Neo-connecting the Dots to Iran (Series)
By Jeff Huber(Jeff Huber)
Connecticut) attempted to sneak a declaration of war against Iran into the defense spending bill, the military’s propaganda machine in Iraq was spoon feeding the press more “evidence” that Iran is helping Iraqi militants attack US …
zenhuber.blogspot.com/2007/10/neo-connecting-dots-to-iran-series.html

The Proxy War – Iran attacks bases inside Iraq
By Epaminondas(Pastorius)
This was the first time Iran has acknowledged its campaign against the Kurds in northern Iraq. Teheran has accused Britain and the United States of financing an insurgency war in northwestern Iran as part of an effort to destabilize the …
ibloga.blogspot.com/2007/10/proxy-war-iran-attacks-bases-inside.html

Iran to Hold Talks With IAEA Tuesday
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News Iran says it will hold another round of talks with UN nuclear
experts this week to answer questions about its disputed nuclear program.

www.voanews.com/english/2007-10-07-voa12.cfm

Iran envoy ‘elite force member’
BBC News – UK
The top US military commander in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, has accused
Iran’s ambassador of being a member of an elite unit of Iran’s Republican
Guard. …
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7032557.stm

US military: Shiite militiamen suspected in May kidnapping of …
International Herald Tribune – France
The men, associated with a splinter group of the Mahdi Army believed to be
backed by Iran, were detained Saturday, the military said, adding no shots
were …
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/07/africa/ME-GEN-Iraq-British-Hostages.php

The Iranian bear hug
Ynetnews – Israel
The Iranian president is conducting himself in a very sophisticated manner
in this context, while being aware that such an approach grants Iran
several …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3457007,00.html

Iraqi-sourced cholera cases rise in Iran
AFPThe number of cholera cases in Iran is on the rise after the outbreak of an epidemic in neighbouring Iraq, an Iranian health official was quoted as saying on Saturday. “The last count shows 43 people have contracted cholera in Kordestan province,” Mohsen Zahrai, who is in charge of water and food-borne diseases, told ISNA news agency. He said those affected had been commuting across the border with Iraq and warned Iranian citizens to postpone pilgrimages to Iraq until the situation was under control…
www.uruknet.de/?p=36975

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard branded “terrorists”
Pepe Escobar says, “It’s all about regime change in Iran” view
therealnews.com/c.php?c=071006A&i=491

Ex-BBC Journalist at Home on Iranian TV
By TS
In a 2005 interview with Electronic Intifada, Llewellyn openly identified with the Palestinian cause and excoriated BBC:. It doesn’t tell the story: Which is that the Palestinians are occupied and are fighting for independence in the …
blog.camera.org/archives/2007/10/exbbc_journalist_lands_post_on.html

US commander says Iran stoking Iraq violence
Reuters – USA
By Dean Yates EAST OF BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – The US military commander in
Iraq has stepped up accusations that Iran was stoking violence in Iraq and
said …
www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL0759750920071007

Bush determined to confront Iran’s nuclear ambitions
By infolution
Iran denies Western charges that it seeks nuclear weapons under cover of a civilian atomic energy program, and has drawn UN sanctions for refusing to freeze its uranium enrichment, which can yield materials for a nuclear bomb. …
noworldsystem.com/2007/10/07/bush-
determined-to-confront-irans-nuclear-ambitions/

Petraeus puts heat on Iran over Iraq violence
EAST OF BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – The US military commander in Iraq stepped up accusations over the weekend that Iran was stoking violence in Iraq and said Tehran’s ambassador to Baghdad was a member of the Revolutionary Guards Qods …
digg.com/world_news/Petraeus_puts_heat_on_Iran_over_Iraq_violence

ran welcomes call by Bush for talks but rejects suspending …
International Herald Tribune – France
AP TEHRAN, Iran: Iran on Sunday welcomed a call by US President George W.
Bush for talks between Washington and Tehran but said it would not give up
its …
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/07/africa/ME-GEN-Iran-US.php

Iran holds more talks with UN over nuclear work
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran and UN nuclear experts will hold fresh round of
talks in the Islamic state this week aimed at clarifying aspects of the
country’s …
www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSHAF73206120071007

Iraqi traders flock to Iran border ahead of reopening
AFP –
BAGHDAD (AFP) — Traders in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region flocked on
Sunday to a border post Iran announced it would reopen after a two-week
closure to …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g3Pc096APDe812R8mdFJndmBVpCQ

Sheldon Adelson: Powerful in Vegas, hawkish toward Iran
By Editor
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., is among a group of conservatives embarked on an effort to influence US policy toward Iran, including the possibility of military action. Adelson, who according to Forbes magazine is …
politics.lasvegassun.com/2007/10/sheldon-adelson.html

Iran to help Bolivia in 25 industrial projects
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Iran and Bolivia signed a memorandum on Iran’s participation
in 25 industrial projects, said a Ministry of Industries and Mines official
here on …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=154417

Petraeus puts heat on Iran over Iraq violence
Reuters – USA
EAST OF BAQUBA, Iraq, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The US military commander in Iraq
stepped up accusations over the weekend that Iran was stoking violence in
Iraq and …
www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSYAT721765

Iran is muscling in, Iraq official says
By admin
WASHINGTON — Iran has significantly escalated its involvement in Iraq, “raising the heat” by supplying more sophisticated weaponry that is used against US targets and undermining progress made by the current US troop increase, …
www.freshpoulp.net/2007/10/07/iran-is-muscling-in-iraq-official-says/

Bush’s gift of victory to Iran’s hardmen
Times Online – UK
“For all those who ask whether the fight in Iraq is worth it, imagine an
Iraq where militia groups backed by Iran control large parts of the
country,” Bush …
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article2602615.ece

Iraqi-sourced cholera cases rise in Iran
AFP –
TEHRAN (AFP) — The number of cholera cases in Iran is on the rise after
the outbreak of an epidemic in neighbouring Iraq, an Iranian health
official was …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5imsBS9HRiz8MkX1FXSNOjQYEXPZQ

France has not hardened stance on Iran: Kouchner
Tehran Times – Iran
ANKARA (AFP) – French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said on Friday that
his country has not hardened its stance towards Iran, after recent comments

www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=154319

Iran opposes remarks by Argentinean president
Tehran Times – Iran
UNITED NATIONS, New York (IRNA) — Iran’s permanent Representative to the
United Nations Mohammad Khazaii has officially criticized recent baseless
remarks …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=154404

US attack against Iran a ‘murderous folly’: UK archbishop
Tehran Times – Iran
“”We do hear talk from some quarters of action against Syria and Iran. I
can’t understand what planet such persons are living on, when you see the

www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=154396

Brown Aide Plays Down Us Talk of Iran Threat
By Romkina(Romkina)
Diplomatic relations between Britain and the United States over Iran are under increasing strain after Gordon Brown’s special security adviser warned that American claims about Tehran’s military capability should be taken ‘with a pinch …
cuttingedgers.blogspot.com/2007/10/
brown-aide-plays-down-us-talk-of-iran.html

6/10/07

Attack on Iran: Morality Lost in the Garden of Deceits By Dr …
By dandelionsalad
The call for war against Iran was issued by no other than Mr. Bernard Kouchner the foreign minister of France, a country with the motto of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. France the home of Voltaire and Rousseau is now calling for war …
dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2007/10/06/attack-on-iran-
morality-lost-in-the-garden-of-deceits-by-dr-abbas-bakhtiar/

Iran says oilfields ‘too attractive’ for France to quit 06 Oct 2007
Iran on Saturday rejected the possibility of a French investors’ pullout of its oil and gas sector amid calls by Paris for tougher sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear programme, the ISNA news agency reported. “Iran’s resources and market are too attractive for the French to give up,” deputy oil minister Gholam Hossein Nozari said.
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j0jN6j-4mLxT8MdZVo5FprczKbmw

Halliburton and Iran doing business
By kayakdave(Elvis Drinkmo)
Scandal-plagued Halliburton, the oil services company once headed by Vice President Dick was secretly working with one of Iran’s top nuclear program officials on natural gas related projects and, allegedly, selling the officials’ oil …
appalachiangreens.blogspot.com/2007/10/
halliburton-and-iran-doing-business.html

Iraq FM – A “Big Fat No” To Attack On Iran
By Cernig(Cernig)
Iraq’s national security adviser said on Friday he strongly opposed any military attack on Iran and, in contrast to the Bush administration’s policy, said the option should not even be considered. “Attacking Iran? I say a big fat no. …
cernigsnewshog.blogspot.com/2007/10
/iraq-fm-big-fat-no-to-attack-on-iran.html

Speaking of Iran…
By Libby Spencer(Cernig)
Like Sha, Iran is on my mind this morning, and I share her sense of resignation that the bombing of Iran is a fait accompli. It’s only a matter of when as far as I can see. But unlike Sha, that triggers my fight instinct. …
cernigsnewshog.blogspot.com/2007/10/speaking-of-iran.html

Iran and Israel – understanding the dynamics
By C S
The real threat that Iran poses to Israel is that Iran and the US may start to get along, thus undermining Israel’s strategic value to the US and creating an obstacle to Israel’s regional ambitions. Promoting emnity between the US and …
www.iranaffairs.com/iran_affairs/2007/10/iran-and-israel.html

re: Iran, what to read
Iran—in stark contrast to the countries around it—is a book culture, even if many have been banned in recent years. An even more fun read, though, is My Uncle Napoleon, by Iraj Pezeshkhad, but now available in translation. …
corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NmY0M2Z
lYTJkZDdkY2JkODBhNTE1ZmQ3ODg3NjA1NjE=

Edwards Is Our Best Chance to Avoid War With Iran
By Todd Bennett
It has now become my opinion that Iraq and Iran are not just Bush’s war, but the corporatist’s war. Sadly, that includes both Democrats and Republicans. Landrieu, Pryor, Nelson of Nebraska, and Clinton have all taken much too hawkish of …
www.mydd.com/story/2007/10/6/124722/911

We have no plans to attack Iran: Bush
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
PRESIDENT George Bush has denied on Arab television that the United States
is gearing up to attack Iran. In an hour-long interview with Al Arabiya,

www.smh.com.au/news/world/we-have-no-plans
-to-attack-iran-bush/2007/10/06/1191091420245.html

Permanent Link to Glimmer of Hope for US Policy Towards Iraq and Iran
Posted: 05 Oct 2007 08:10 PM CDT
by Larry C. Johnson
feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AtlanticFreePress/~3/165959956/index.php

Algeria: Why are Syria and Iran close?
By Amira Al Hussaini
Algerian blogger Nouri draws attention to multi-billion industrial relations between Syria and Iran – two countries under the US blockade.
www.globalvoicesonline.org/2007/10/06
/algeria-why-are-syria-and-iran-close/

Spokeswoman: Germany considers tougher sanctions on Iran
Germany supports a French initiative to consider tougher EU sanctions on Iran should Iran refuse to cooperate over its controversial nuclear program, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said here Friday. The European Union had to be prepared …
www.terrorism.com/modules.php?op=mod
load&name=News&file=article&sid=82824

Iran to export 3bn cu. m. of gas to Syria annually
Tehran Times – Iran
According to the agreement, an oil refinery with a daily capacity of 140
thousand barrels will be manufactured in Syria in collaboration with Iran
and …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=154316

Report: US stalled Israeli strike on Syria
Ynetnews – Israel
According to the report, Israel planned to attack within Syria on the week
of July 14, but during high-level meetings in Washington, American
officials …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3456774,00.html

Report: US stalled IAF raid in Syria fearing ME destabilization
Jerusalem Post – Israel
COM STAFF The IAF raid in Syria during September was planned for several
months and was postponed a number of times only due to heavy US pressure,

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=119125723
4667&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran, Pak to discuss gas project on Oct 15
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Officials from Pakistan and Iran will meet in Islamabad on October 15 to
take forward the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project even as New
Delhi …
www.ndtvprofit.com/homepage/storybusinessnew.asp?
id=41046&template=&cache=10/6/2007%204:17:18%20PM

Anglican leader condemns Syria, Iran war talk
ABC Online – Australia
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has issued an angry rebuke to
those in the United States who favour military action against Syria or
Iran. …
abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/06/2052703.htm?section=justin

The Israel Lobby & Christian Zionists: “War on Iran!” “War on Iran!”
By Left Turn(Left Turn)
Its main point: Israel will start by bombing an Iranian nuclear installation, Iran will respond by launching missiles at Israel, and this will serve as a pretext for an American attack on Iran. Far-fetched? Not really. …
joswift.blogspot.com/2007/10/israel-lobby-christian-zionists-war-on.html

Iran:Beautiful Iran
By Hamid Tehrani
Watch a collection of interesting photos about Iran’s nature,history and cities.
www.globalvoicesonline.org/2007/10/06/iranbeautiful-iran/

“We Don’t Speak To Evil” By Ted Rall
 Bush accused Shiite-majority Iran, a mortal enemy of Sunni-dominated Al Qaeda, of offering sanctuary to Al Qaeda fighters fleeing Afghanistan. “Iran must be a contributor in the war against terror,” Bush railed. “Either you’re with us or against us.” The allegation was BS. No one—not the CIA, not one of our allies, no one—believed that Iran would harbor, or had harbored, members of Al Qaed.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18508.htm

Presstitute and war pimp alert:
US ‘must break Iran and Syria regimes’:
America should seize every opportunity to force regime change in Syria and Iran, a former senior adviser to the White House has urged.
snipurl.com/1rtha

Who Wants To Bomb Iran?
 Democrats, Not Republicans, Says Seymour Hersh
snipurl.com/1rthb
 
Byrd: Senate’s ‘Saber-Rattling’ Is ‘Sleep-Walking’ America To War With Iran:
It is deeply troubling to see the U.S. Senate joining the chest-pounding and saber-rattling of the Bush administration
thinkprogress.org/2007/10/04/iran-byrd-speech/
 
Ahmadinejad Says Iran Prepared To Answer IAEA’s Questions : –
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Friday Iran won’t negotiate over its “nuclear rights” but said the government was prepared to answer questions from the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency.
snipurl.com/1rthd
 
‘No one can stop Iran’ :
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Iran had overcome difficulties en route to a nuclear energy industry and no one could stop it.
snipurl.com/1rthe
 
Confronting Iran’s nuclear right, West’s grave mistake – Rafsanjani :
“No single issue has remained ambiguous today regarding Iran’s nuclear program, and we are now ready to further clarify the matter regarding any of their other unjust claims.”
www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-17/0710057174184809.htm

Ahmadinejad Says Iran to Continue Nuclear Activity
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News State-controlled news agencies in Tehran quote Mr. Ahmadinejad
as saying Iran has passed the difficult points on the nuclear issue and
that no …
voanews.com/english/2007-10-04-voa50.cfm

Ahmadinejad says Iran won’t negotiate over its “nuclear rights”
International Herald Tribune – France
AP TEHRAN, Iran: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed that Iran will not
negotiate over its “nuclear rights” but said the government was
prepared to
answer …
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/06/africa/ME-GEN-Iran-Nuclear.php

Iran-linked rebels killed in US raids
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: A double US air strike on an Iraqi village killed at least 25
suspected Iranian-linked insurgents yesterday, the military said, …
www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?
Article=196013&Sn=WORL&IssueID=30200

Iran’s president calls wants Israel’s Jews moved to Canada, Alaska …
The Canadian Press –
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s hardline president called the existence of Israel an
“insult to human dignity” Friday during annual rallies in support of Muslim

canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iYltBIbC3y30cBjtu0YI0VFZLTLA

Bush determined to confront Iran’s nuclear ambitions
AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President George W. Bush on Friday expressed his
determination to confront Iran’s nuclear ambitions and warned that Tehran
should not …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iPmTcTgUaXzBpiSSVNAHoW9_6N7Q

Iraqi Official Urges US Talks with Iran
NPR – USA
All Things Considered, October 5, 2007 Iraq National Security Adviser
Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie says Iran is meddling in Iraq’s affairs and setting
up a …
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15046415

Bush should cowboy up and go to Iran
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
“President Bush looks forward to traveling to a democratic Iran, an Iran
where its leaders allow freedom of speech and assembly for all of its
people,” said …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/parvaz/334480_parvaz06.html

Iran role escalated, Iraqi official says
Boston Globe – United States
By Robin Wright and Ann Scott Tyson, Washington Post | October 6, 2007
WASHINGTON – Iran has significantly escalated its involvement in Iraq,
“raising the …
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/
2007/10/06/iran_role_escalated_iraqi_official_says

The Iraq Occupation and the Coming War Against Iran: Political …
By dandelionsalad
[Iran will react to a bombing attack by the Bush-Cheney administration] “by intensifying the conflict in Iraq and also in Afghanistan, their neighbors, and that could draw in Pakistan. We will be stuck in a regional war for twenty years …
dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2007/10/05/the-iraq-occupation-and-the-
coming-war-against-iran-political-wickedness-and-moral-bankruptcy
-by-prof-rodrigue-tremblay/

NEWS: Syria’s air defense; Israel’s military installations
By Paul Woodward
Report: Iran worried over Syrian air defense failure in IAF strike By Yossi Melman, Haaretz, October 5, 2007 Iran is concerned over the failure of Syria’s air defense systems to detect the Israel Air Force non-stealth aircraft that …
warincontext.org/2007/10/05/news-syria
s-air-defense-israels-military-installations/

Latest DC gossip about bombing Iran
By theradicalmormon
When George Bush and Dick Cheney talk about their plans to bomb Iran, they are told “You can’t do it, because every Republican is going to be defeated”-that’s what a Republican former intelligence official told legendary investigative …
theradicalmormon.wordpress.com/2007/
10/05/latest-dc-gossip-about-bombing-iran/

Leading Americans Ask Military to Refuse to Attack Iran and Start …
By dandelionsalad
We, the citizens of the United States, respectfully urge you, courageous men and women of our military, to refuse any order to preemptively attack Iran, a nation that represents no serious or immediate threat to the United States. …
dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2007/10/05/leading-americans-ask-military
-to-refuse-to-attack-iran-and-start-a-global-catastrophe/

Bush: ‘Never really thought about’ war – no Iran plan
By Mark Silva
But the war in Iraq is necessary, Bush said, noting that he has “made a pledge to the American people’’ to settle his dispute with Iran diplomatically. He dismissed as “empty propaganda’’ and “baseless gossip’’ rumors in the Arab press …
www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/200
7/10/bush_never_really_thought_abou.html

Kurds: Iran Working With Al Qaeda Affiliate in Iraq
From Jim Landers of the Dallas Morning News we learn that the Kurds are worried about Iran’s ongoing relationship wiith Ansar al-Islam, an al Qaeda affiliate in Iraq. Note, in particular, what the mayor of one Iraqi city had to say …
www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/
2007/10/kurds_iran_working_with_al_qae.asp

5/10/07

Bush says all options open in Iran nuclear dispute
Reuters – USA
“We will work in ways that we can to make it clear that (Iran) should not
have the know-how on how to make a weapon because of the great threats to
peace in …
uk.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUKL0518207920071005

Bush: ‘Never really thought about’ war – no Iran plan
Baltimore Sun – United States
But the war in Iraq is necessary, Bush said, noting that he has “made a
pledge to the American people’’ to settle his dispute with Iran
diplomatically. …
weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics
/blog/2007/10/bush_never_really_thought_abou.html

Washington is looking to avoid a war against Iran
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
They believe that Washington and Tehran remain on a collision course over
Iran’s nuclear program and its destabilizing activities in Iraq. …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?
edition_id=1&categ_id=5&article_id=85809

Disbanding Militias ‘Key To Cutting Iran’s Influence In Iraq’
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Prague,Czech Republic
The United States and Iraqi officials have accused Iran of smuggling
sophisticated weapons to Iraqi militants fighting US-led forces. …
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/10/b1
b74023-96e5-44e7-b306-848c4b2f5c49.html

The fallout from an attack on Iran would be devastating —The drumbeat of war in Washington is growing – and so must public pressure against British involvement in such folly By Seumas Milne 05 Oct 2007 What is becoming clearer is that the likely pretext for aggression against Iran has shifted from the possibility that Tehran might develop nuclear weapons to its role in supporting and allegedly arming the resistance in neighbouring Iraq and Afghanistan. The administration is increasingly convinced that it will be far easier to convince the American public of the case for war on Iran if it’s seen as being about the protection of US troops rather than nuclear scaremongering from the people who brought you Saddam Hussein’s WMD.
politics.guardian.co.uk/columnist/story/0,,2184267,00.html

Iran welcomes foreign investment in nuclear sector
By Naxal Watch(Naxal Watch)
TEHRAN, October 5 (RIA Novosti) – Iran would welcome foreign investment in its nuclear industry, but will not abandon its uranium enrichment program, the Islamic Republic’s president said Friday. “We are ready for cooperation and joint …
intellibriefs.blogspot.com/2007/10/iran-welcomes-foreign-investment-in.html

America should seize every opportunity to force regime change in …
America should seize every opportunity to force regime change in Syria and Iran, a former senior adviser to the White House has urged.
www.whatreallyhappened.com/archives/cat_middle_east.html#071106

Can Leftists in the Iranian Diaspora Come to Terms with Iran?
By Yoshie(Yoshie)
If they come to terms with Iran, they can then help show the citizens of the US-led multinational empire that what the (always counter-revolutionary) power elites of the empire seek to destroy is social and economic gains made under the …
montages.blogspot.com/2007/10/can-
leftists-in-iranian-diaspora-come.html

Iran and Senator Clinton
Phyllis Bennis on the U.S. Senate resolution on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard view the video
therealnews.com/c.php?c=071005A&i=489

Kouchner says France will continue dialogue with Iran over nuclear …
International Herald Tribune – France
AP ANKARA, Turkey: France’s foreign minister said Friday that his nation
respects Iran and will continue dialogue with Tehran over its disputed
nuclear …
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/05/europe/EU-GEN-Turkey-France-Iran.php

Iran defiant over nuclear issue
BBC News – UK
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made a defiant speech defending
Iran’s nuclear programme against criticism from Western countries. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7029792.stm

Ahmadinejad says Iran won’t negotiate over its “nuclear rights”
International Herald Tribune – France
AP TEHRAN, Iran: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Friday that Iran will
not negotiate over its “nuclear rights” but said the government was
prepared to …
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/05/africa/ME-GEN-Iran-Nuclear.php

Spokeswoman: Germany considers tougher sanctions on Iran
Xinhua – China
BERLlN, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Germany supports a French initiative to consider
tougher EU sanctions on Iran should Iran refuse to cooperate over its …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-10/05/content_6832754.htm

Our Most Important Mission: Prevent War with Iran
If you think the Iraq war is a disaster, just wait until we start bombing Iran. it is critical that we all put aside our ideological and political differences and focus on the one issue which, if left unheeded, will have devastating …
digg.com/political_opinion/Our_Most
_Important_Mission_Prevent_War_with_Iran

Iran accuses Israel of Palestinian “genocide”
By – wcpn
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s president accused Israel on Friday of using the Holocaust as a pretext for “genocide” against Palestinians.
www.publicbroadcasting.net/wcpn/news.newsmain
?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1160268&sectionID=3

Iran cleric denounces French sanctions call
Melbourne Herald Sun – Australia
Iran insists its nuclear program is solely aimed at civilian purposes and
generating electricity for a growing population. The Islamic republic has
already …
www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22537829-23109,00.html

Iran: Warnings Hint At Greater Role By Revolutionary Guard In …
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Prague,Czech Republic
Jafari said the threats against Iran have become increasingly complex,
adding that, “We don’t have the right to remain silent. …
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/10/ff
51f7be-e09d-4d3c-81d0-2a653dcf2c8b.html

No way to withdraw from nuclear rights, says Iran’s Ahmadinejad
Earthtimes.org – New Zealand
Tehran – There was no way Iran would withdraw from its right to pursue
nuclear technology, including uranium enrichment, President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad said …
www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/119289.html

Mottaki: Iran to answer IAEA questions
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Friday that based on a
decision made by Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Tehran is to …
www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-236/0710055126103207.htm

Tehran ties up $1bn Syria gas deal
Iran and Syria have signed an agreement which will see Tehran export 3 billion cubic metres of gas per annum to its ally in a deal worth an annual $1 billion.
www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZAWYA20071005060032

Nicaragua Bonds Tumble as Ortega Aligns With Iran, Venezuela
Bloomberg – USA
Yields on the nation’s debt have risen to the highest in Latin America
after Ortega aligned himself with Iran and Venezuela, seized an Exxon Mobil
Corp. oil …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206
01086&sid=aQbiUfHdzyjU&refer=latin_america

Neo-connecting the Dots to Iran (Part IV)
By Jeff Huber
Parts I, II and III examined the roles of Dick Cheney, Joe Lieberman, military public affairs and the media in selling and justifying a preemptive war with Iran. Part IV discusses how the administration may pull off yet another war hoax …
www.atlargely.com/2007/10/neo-connectin-2.html

4/10/07

Joseph Wilson on Hillary and Iran
By Jeralyn(TalkLeft)
And make no mistake about it, the Guards are not only in operational control of Iran’s policy toward Iraq and Afghanistan, where Iranian supplied munitions are costing American lives; they are agents of reaction and repression inside …
www.talkleft.com/story/2007/10/4/181318/339

Iran Watch: Week Four (10/04/2007)
By Mentarch(Mentarch)
More neocons keep beating the war drums louder and louder in favor of a US attack against Iran: i) we have Freedom Watch who, among other things, has pledged to make the case for an Iran War; ii) not to be outdone, attack dog (and ex-UN …
pov-mentarch1.blogspot.com/2007/10/iran-watch-week-four-10042007.html

On Iran, Hillary has been right in her strong criticism of Bush
TM NOTE: The news that Hillary Clinton was going to be a co-sponsor to Webb’s Iran bill, which I broke, came as welcome news after she signed on to the Lieberman-Kyl legislation, something on which I adamantly disagreed. …
www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=26340

Bill Moyers Journal | Christians for Israel
www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100407V.shtml
Bill Moyers Journal reports on the politically powerful group Christians United for Israel, whose leader, Pastor John Hagee, advocates for a preemptive strike against Iran.

Iran ‘arming Taliban with roadside bombs’ 04 Oct 2007 Iran is supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan with the same bomb-making equipment it provides to ‘insurgents’ in Iraq, according to British military intelligence officers. US Army General Dan McNeill, the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, said that the discovery of more than 50 roadside bombs and timers in lorries crossing the border from Iran last month proves that Iran’s Quds Revolutionary Guards are actively supporting the Taliban.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?x
ml=/news/2007/10/04/wafghan104.xml

France: Iran to run nearly 3,000 uranium centrifuges soon 03 Oct 2007 Iran is set to run almost 3,000 centrifuges by the end of the month, nearing the threshold for industrial-scale uranium enrichment in its contested nuclear program, French diplomatic officials said Wednesday.
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-10-03-iran_N.htm

Bush Warns of Nuclear-Armed Iran [I’m worried about a nuclear-armed Bush!] 03 Oct 2007 President [sic] Bush warned Wednesday of a nuclear-armed Iran but did not rule out that the United States would negotiate with its leader if he gives up his suspected nuclear weapons ambitions.
apnews.myway.com/article/20071003/D8S20UO82.html

Manufacturing Consent For War With Iran:
Iran ‘arming Taliban with roadside bombs’ :
 Iran is supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan with the same bomb-making equipment it provides to insurgents in Iraq, according to British military intelligence officers
snipurl.com/1rrwh
 
Iran: Warned US 2 Yrs Ago If US Made `Mad Decision’ To Attack :
 Iran warned the U.S. two years ago that it would retaliate if the U.S. made a “mad decision” to attack the country, Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday.
snipurl.com/1rrwk
 
Bush: US will ‘defend its ally Israel’:
 President Bush warned Wednesday of a nuclear-armed Iran but did not rule out that the United States would negotiate with its “provocative” leader if he gives up his suspected “nuclear weapons” ambitions.
snipurl.com/1rrwl
 
Iran says clears hurdles to nuclear industry
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on
Thursday Iran had overcome difficulties en route to a nuclear energy
industry and …
africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnL04573251.html

Financiers Cold To Turkey’s Iran Gas Deal
Forbes – NY,USA
LONDON – The stakes are high for investing in Iran, and Turkey has found
out the hard way: it has failed to get financing from overseas for a $3.5
billion …
www.forbes.com/markets/2007/10/04/iran-tota
l-turkey-markets-equity-cx_ll_1004markets16.html

Report: Iran fears attack in wake of IAF strike is Syria
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
By Yossi Melman, Haaretz Correspondent Iran is concerned over the failure
of Syria’s air defense systems to detect the Israel Air Force non stealth
aircraft …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/909608.html

Tehran: Split Between Liberal, Hard-Line
The Associated Press –
This is affluent north Tehran, where clerics are rare, lifestyles are
relatively liberal and Iran’s growing isolation from the world is a source
of deep …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hdm0I31GNWwLRBPEpRstuHrr2aSQD8S2IQBG2

NY Sun editorial falsely claimed Obama advocates “abandon[ing …
Harrison, director of the Asia Program at the Center for International Policy, the Sun editorial claimed that Iran “has set conditions” for a “grand compromise” with the United States that “go beyond requiring our administration to take …
mediamatters.org/items/rss/200710040009

Imperial Playground: The Story of Iran in Recent History by Andrew …
By dandelionsalad
In recent months and even years, the United States and it’s close allies have been stepping up efforts to display Iran in a very negative light, labeling it as a terrorist nation bent on developing nuclear weapons to use against Israel …
dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2007/10/04/imperial-playgrou
nd-the-story-of-iran-in-recent-history-by-andrew-g-marshall/

“War on Terror Served Iran’s Interests Best”

— Tariq Ali
LAHORE, Pakistan – Eminent writer, historian and filmmaker Tariq Ali was born in Lahore in 1943. While a student at Oxford University, he became involved in the movement against the war in Vietnam. That was the beginning of a long career in the literary arts and in peace activism that has earned him iconic status.
www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=39279

Advanced US Preparations For War On Iran
By Peter Symonds

www.countercurrents.org/symonds041007.htm
A lengthy article by veteran journalist Seymour Hersh published in the New Yorker on Sunday provides further confirmation of the Bush administration’s well-developed military and political preparations for attacking Iran. According to Hersh, the Pentagon has drawn up new war plans, the CIA has allocated substantial extra resources and the White House has already sounded out US allies, including Israel, Britain and Australia, for support in any military strike

Shifting Targets: The Administration’s Plan For Iran
By Seymour M. Hersh
www.countercurrents.org/hersh041007.htm
In a series of public statements in recent months, President Bush and members of his Administration have redefined the war in Iraq, to an increasing degree, as a strategic battle between the United States and Iran

So What About Iran?
By Uri Avnery
www.countercurrents.org/avnery041007.htm
It is no secret that the Pro-Israel lobby and its allies – the (mostly Jewish) neo-cons and the Christian Zionists – are pushing America into this war, just as they pushed it into Iraq

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council: “US should …
By VINEYARDSAKER:(VINEYARDSAKER:)
Larijani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, added that US failures in Iraq should deter the Bush government from considering any further foreign interventions and warned the US to stay clear of Iran. …
vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2007/10/
secretary-of-irans-supreme-national.html

Iran Says US Can’t Afford Another War
The Associated Press –
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday the United
States is not in a position to attack his country because Washington cannot
afford …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h2N
3qfHaUVngZrgUoCjFB2t1Ra4gD8S22D701

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: Quds force
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
The Quds Force is a special paramilitary unit attached to Iran’s
Revolutionary Guards whose mission is to help organise, train and equip
militia in the …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?x
ml=/news/2007/10/04/wafghan204.xml

Report: Ahmadinejad says Iran’s mission is to limit Israeli hegemony
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
By DPA Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran had an
“international mission” to stop Israeli hegemony in the Middle East, state
news agency IRNA …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/909545.html

Iran’s Armed Forces
By Juan Cole(Juan Cole)
Iran is not an exception to this rule. A country with such a political, geographic, and economic position as Iran is now more than ever the target of attention of the big powers, especially the US. There is no other way to deter the …
www.juancole.com/2007/10/irans-armed-forces.html

ALMEIDA & CAMILO GUEVARA IN IRAN
By Sukant Chandan(Sukant Chandan)
‘Che would not only have approved our trip to Iran but also (would have) supported the country in its current struggle against the US,’ Camilo Guevara said through an interpreter in a meeting with students …
sonsofmalcolm.blogspot.com/2007/10/almeida-camilo-guevara-in-iran.html

Iran supplying Taliban in Afghanistan with same bomb-making …
By 2164th(2164th)
US Army General Dan McNeill, the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, said that the discovery of more than 50 roadside bombs and timers in lorries crossing the border from Iran last month proves that Iran’s Quds Revolutionary Guards …
2164th.blogspot.com/2007/10/iran-supplying-taliban-in-afghanistan.html

What a War on Iran Might Look Like [photo essay]
AlterNet – San Francisco,CA,USA
Photos of the aftermath of Israel’s air strikes on Lebanon give an idea of
what a war on Iran might look like. The Lebanon War of 2006 between Israel
and …
www.alternet.org/story/63908/

Iran’s desperation makes it more deadly
Atlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA
The situation in Iran has already exposed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a cruel
and ineffective leader. By REDA MANSOUR On the very day that Iran’s
President …
www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2007/10/03/iraned_1004.html

EU Envoy Warns Iran on Nuclear Progress
The Associated Press –
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The European Union’s top envoy warned Iran on
Wednesday that the EU wanted to see progress in international negotiations
over …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iRqjZV1Meppj40hTs8IBOv4DdsQwD8S1RD2O0

US, Iran play with fire
Boston Globe – United States
By Ramesh Thakur | October 4, 2007 THE RECENT in-your-face introduction by
Columbia University president Lee Bollinger of Iran’s President Mahmoud …
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinio
n/oped/articles/2007/10/04/us_iran_play_with_fire

Clinton Says Bush Needs Congressional OK for Iran War
Yahoo! News – USA
Her September 26 vote for a non-binding Senate amendment urging the Bush
administration to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist
entity only …
news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20071004/cm_thenation/1239880

Bush ties North Korea, Iran nuclear crises
Lancaster, Pennsylvania (AFP) Oct 3, 2007 – US President George W. Bush on Wednesday tied his North Korea strategy to the Iran nuclear dispute, saying he might hold direct talks with Tehran if it first froze sensitive atomic work.
www.spacewar.com/reports/Bush_ties
_North_Korea_Iran_nuclear_crises_999.html

Russian Roulette on Iran
By forums@www.military-quotes.com (phoenix80)
Russian Roulette on Iran October 03, 2007 The WAll Street Journal Michael Rubin Last week, the United States turned to the United Nations in an attempt to increase pressure on Iran. The US wanted to expand sanctions against the budding …
www.military-quotes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45034

Iran terror label bites deep By Kaveh L Afrasiabi
By dandelionsalad
This is considered a small victory by anti-Iran hawks, who know the important side-effects of this initiative in inching the US closer to war against Iran. Veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, meanwhile, has written about a …
dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2007/10/03/
iran-terror-label-bites-deep-by-kaveh-l-afrasiabi/

Rep. Jim McDermott Warns on Iran
By Matt Stoller
Do-overs don’t happen very often in history, but we are getting the chance to rerun the 2002 run-up to war right now with the Iran spectacle. Congressman Jim McDermott took the House floor today and gave this speech on how the media and …
www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=1711

New Yorker article points to advanced US preparations for war on Iran
By Peter Symonds
Like the lies that were used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration is casting around for a casus belli to try to stampede public opinion behind an attack on Iran. At the same time, however, the White House …
portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/10/366256.shtml

 

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