A spokesman for the Iranian government said Thursday that it had moved on to the next phase of its nuclear program.
This development was a violation of the requests of the European Union and the United States, who suspected that Iran was building a nuclear weapon, Army Radio reported.
This is insanity. Has 9/11 taught us nothing? It's time to stop the diversionary dialogue with the left, who would throw this country in the trash just to seize control of the White House.
The question is not should we have gone to Iraq. That is self evident. The question is do we support Regime Change in Iran and make it policy? Or do we go from Iraq straight into Iran via Syria. G-d knows Iran has been engaging the US military by proxy for the life of this liberation of Iraq. And they have engaged Israel vis a vis Syria, Hizbollah, Hamas
This can not be left to Russia to handle (Report: Russia sells Iran 100 tons nuclear fuel and Russia sold Iran a ton of Humanity exterminator.)
And why did the mainstream media ignore these devastating photos, first posted on my blog October 30th?
These photos in and of themselves are a declation of war.
That's America broken on the floor, that guy is the President of Iran. What do you think his objective is? Regime change as policy - now. WRITE WASHINGTON.
more here from Michael Ledeen at To the Point, Targeting Tehran and Damascus
“About using our irresistible military might against a single country in order to bring down its leader, when we should be talking about using all our political, moral, and military genius to support a vast democratic revolution to liberate the peoples of the Middle East from their tyrannical rulers. That is our real mission, the essence of the war in which we are engaged, and the proper subject of our national debate.”
The proper debate has still not been engaged, and the Bush Administration’s failure to lead it bespeaks a grave failure of strategic vision. The war was narrowly aimed against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
According to the State Department's annual survey, Iran has long been the world's leading sponsor of international terror. Both Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad are Iranian creations and clients, which is why Imad Mugniyah of Hezbollah and Aywan al Zawahiri of Islamic Jihad and al-Qaeda keep showing up in Tehran, along with Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the leader of the jihad in Iraq who had operated out of Tehran for many years.
Unsurprisingly, the 9/11 Commission found hard evidence of collusion between Iran and al-Qaeda, going back into the mid-nineties.
In 2002, I argued that our first move against the terror masters should be to give political and economic support to the Iranian people in their efforts to topple the mullahcracy. At that time, the streets of the country's major cities were filled with demonstrators almost every week.
A strategy of actively supporting democratic revolution throughout the region was precisely what President Bush proposed, and it made good historical sense: It was of a piece with the dramatic spread of freedom in recent decades, including the defeat of the Soviet Empire.
It was objected that such a revolutionary mission was far too ambitious, and that prudence required us to move carefully, one case at a time, all the while mending our diplomatic fences with friends, allies, and undecideds. But, as so often happens, the "prudent" strategy proved more dangerous.
Moving step by step — first Iraq, then we'll see — gave the surviving terror masters time to organize their counterattack before we liberated Iraq, and, as I predicted, the extra time was also used to develop the weapons of mass destruction that rightly concern us, and give urgency to our cause.
The long period of dawdling after the defeat of the Taliban, along with the failure of strategic vision that blinded us to the regional nature of the war, enabled the terror masters to develop a collective strategy, for which we were famously unprepared.
Yet there was no excuse for us to be surprised, since, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad announced publicly that a terror war would be unleashed against us inside Iraq.
Showing How to Make Atomic Warhead Found in Iran - George Jahn
Iran has documents that serve no other purpose than showing how to produce nuclear warheads, it was revealed Thursday. The news came from Mohamed El Baradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who told a meeting of the 35-nation IAEA board in Vienna that the country was in possession of what appeared to be drawings of the core of an atomic warhead. (Scotsman-UK)
See also Iran Dumps Russian Nuke Plan - Pyotr Goncharov
Under a discussed compromise plan, Russia would enrich Iran's uranium and produce nuclear fuel. But Golamreza Aghazadeh, president of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, rejected the initiative, saying that "Iranian nuclear fuel should be produced in the national territory." (UPI)
UPDATE: November 26th Dangerous Alliances: These Radical Islamist are serious, deadly serious. Like I said what are waiting for?
Report: Iran offered North Korea oil for nuclear weapons help
Haaretz DailyBERLIN - Iran has offered North Korea oil and natural gas as payment for help in developing nuclear missiles, German weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday, citing unidentified Western intelligence sources.
For some reason the world media has largely ignored his statements against the USA. In his speech he said:
We are in the process of an historical war between the World of Arrogance [i.e. the West] and the Islamic world, and this war has been going on for hundreds of years. ...
The issue of this [World without Zionism] conference is very valuable. In this very grave war, many people are trying to scatter grains of desperation and hopelessness regarding the struggle between the Islamic world and the front of the infidels ...
Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism? But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved...Go over to Regime Change and read it all here
A noble concert
Salma Hayek will host this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honor of laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, reports The Associated Press. ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency he leads shared the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for their drive to curb the spread of atomic weapons by using diplomacy to resolve standoffs with Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs.
ElBaradei? Peace Prize? Now? During the greatest dispersal of nuclear weapons to the most dangerous groups/regimes in modern history?
- AQ Khan nuclear network (Hitchen's referred to as this "a kind of Walmart for WMDs."
- North Korea's nuclear capabilities (right under his nose)
- Iran's nuclear program (right under his nose then and now)
and that's just what comes to mind. Who knows where all that other missing nuclear material is?
UPDATE: No Pasaran's sagacity is boundless
The cleric has a long history of oppressing student activists.
The students, in anger, removed his clerical turban. See photos here
Plus a translated statement by the Committee for Iran’s free referendum, please read here.
The mainstream media refuses to report on incidents like this.
photo credit: Iran Press news
UPDATE: November 26th Dangerous alliance gets more dangerous
Iran encourages N.Korea with free oil & gas offer
LONDON, November 27 (IranMania) - Iran encouraged North Korea to pursue its nuclear programme with an offer of free oil and natural gas, according to a press report quoting Western intelligence officials.
UPDATE: November 28th
With Iran refusing to end the nuclear programs that it hid from the world for nearly two decades, legislation is pending in Congress that would tighten sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic under the Iran Libya Sanctions Act of 1996 (ILSA). The Iran Freedom and Support Act would permanently extend ILSA penalties on companies that invest in Iran's energy sector and urge divestment from those firms in the hopes of choking off money that it could use to assemble atomic arms. The bill would also provide assistance to pro-democracy forces in Iran. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Howard Berman (D-CA) introduced the House version of the bill (H.R. 282), whose Senate companion (S. 333) is sponsored by Sens. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Evan Bayh (D-IN).