And now for one of your favorite features: The week in Wipe-Israel-off-the-map Iran vs. the week in Israel
Iran Building Nukes
in Underground Locations
has built, with the help of North Korea, dozens of underground tunnels and
facilities for the construction of nuclear-capable missiles, Alireza Jafardazeh,
a former spokesman for the Iranian opposition National Council of the Resistance
of Iran, said Monday in Washington. Jafarzadeh described an "extensive
large-scale operation" for the development of nuclear-capable missiles "in the
most sophisticated, hidden way" in tunnels in a mountain range east of Tehran.
"Ms. Rice is delusional if she thinks she can say hello to Ahmadinejad"
A Kurdish journalist sewed his mouth up in the Marivaan Prison
Tabriz News – Human Rights Service: Maad’deh Ahmadi, imprisoned Kurdish journalist who is incarcerated in Marivaan Prison sewed his mouth up after announcing that he was going on hunger strike. Ahmadi who is from Sanandadj was arrested during the July/August uprisings in Kurdistan and sent to prison. He began his hunger strike in order to protest the voiding of his bail.
Blogger and political prisoners being framed and threatened by regime
The Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners
Family members of imprisoned political activist blogger, Mojtaba Saminejad report that the
blogger is being framed by the regime. One of the charges being leveled against him is the distribution of the telephone number of what the regime now labels “the Committee for the Defense of Swines and Critters” (referring to the Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners). Saminejad announced that this charge is an open attack on all political prisoners and said that he will expose this in a written complaint against the authorities of the prisons. The Student Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners while condemning these types of fabrications and the defilement of the honor of the political prisoners expressed grave concern for the conditions under which Saminejad is being held.
Also Behrooz Javid-Tehrani was transferred out of Rejaishahr prison to the Tehran revolutionary court. According to reports from reliable sources, the deputy public prosecutor threatened Javid-Tehrani with being “transferred to a much worse place, if he does not stop his hunger strike.”On Thursday, Nov. 17th, an unidentified person contacted the family of Khaled Hardani and threatened the entire family, saying that if Hardani continues his “activities” in prison, he will surely be executed.
A worker from Esfahan self-immolates in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly
AFTAB, the regime-run site reports that Qolam-Hossein Qorbaani, a worker from Esfahan who
was among the protestors gathered in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly in Tehran self-immolated on Thursday, Nov. 17th. He arrived in Tehran from Esfahan and joined the protestors on October 21st; his complaints and requests to speak with Kamran, the representative from Esfahan had been ignored day after day.
Qorbaani who had serious financial problems, set himself on fire in front of Kamran’s office; one of Kamran’s employee however came to his rescue. Qorbaani was rushed to the hospital with 80% burns all over his body. He is not expected to survive.
Reports of more executions of gay men in Iran prompted an international gay rights group to
renew its call for the United Nations to investigate and hold Iran accountable for possible human rights violations. Earlier in the month another young man was hanged in a town square in northern Iran, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
"We are alarmed at these latest hangings and call for an immediate investigation by the U.N. and national human rights monitors," said Paula Ettelbrick, executive director of the IGLHRC. "It's clear that a pattern is emerging in which young men are executed as couples and that the crimes they allegedly committed always involve some form of sexual assault of another male."
Members of the regime’s information and security forces in provinces arrested
FARDA, Ahamdinejad’s site reports that several of the directors and authorities of the regime’s information and security forces in one of Iran’s central provinces have been arrested and charged with accepting bribes and being involved in numerous cases of kidnapping [of rich people] for the ransom money. The defendants who set baits such as setting up managers and directors of wealthy companies prostitutes and then with fake arrest warrants they would arrest warrants would arrest and then under the guise of “bail” would charge them enormous amounts of money in order to be released.
“Israel must be wiped off the map” is an appropriate motto and promotes Imam’s tenets
Khamnei’s newspaper in an article written on Monday, Nov. 21st both criticized Ahmadinejad for his attempt to reestablish ties with the government of Egypt and praised him for the appropriate comments about “wiping Israel off the map”.
“The Imam’s (Khomeini) tenets has obligations and anyone who considers him or herself to be a follower of the ‘line of the Imam’ is bound to those obligations. The Presidents motto is not only appropriate but it is faithful to and promotes the Imam’s tenets, that said, the president should not make any ‘Camp David’ type of attempts to reestablish relations with Cairo just now. If this administration has any ‘talents’ it should be in forcing Hosni Mubarak to apologize for signing the dread Camp David accord, then it should be they who should extend themselves for reestablishing political relations.”
Mullah Jannati: “Non-Muslims are varmint that roam around the earth and spread corruption”
The regime-run news website, ENTEKHAAB reports that Mullah Jannati, the Secretary General
of the Guardian Council of the Islamic regime said: “Non-Muslims are varmint that roam around the earth and spread corruption.” Jannati, whom in his speech was hoping to encourage the young Basijis to get involved in suicide missions or martyrdom-seeking operations against non-Muslims continued: “If there is a rule like this Islamic rule that stands steadfast and true, it’s due to the martyrs. We owe it all to them. If it weren’t for them our youth would never have been so entrenched in this magnificent Islamic spirit. When the youth saw that a rule such as the Islamic rule which is positively involved in selfless service exists, they became excited beyond description and rushed to vote so that they can invest in a regime that wants to revive the pageantry of Islamic war.”
The regime’s new crimes in the town of Mahabad, Kurdistan
Reports from Mahabad (province of Kurdistan) indicate that the regime’s agents have once again begun another reign of terror on the residents of this town. On Sunday, Nov. 20th at 10 AM a 27-year-old man,
Sheerkou Amini, son of Ali Bob, resident of the town of Mahabad was shot and killed by the regime’s agents. A native of Mahabad explained that during the summer protests in Mahabad, Sheerkou Amini had been arrested by the regime’s agents and released after a while; he was however rearrested and after having been brutally tortured for a few weeks was dropped off in front of his house 6 days ago.
On Sunday morning, Sheerkou had gone for a walk in one of Mahabad’s neighborhoods where he was accosted by one of the regime’s agents manning the new area command center. Another agent who was in a distance heard the insults and saw the escalating argument between the guard and Sheerkou. The first agent who was involved in the fight with Sheerkou, then shot him 3 times, at which point, his colleague approached and opening fire, sprayed Sheerkou with bullets as well.
The locals immediately rushed to the scene; Sheerkou died on his way to the hospital. The enraged crowd then gathered in front of the command center and began protesting.
Sheerkou’s family was denied the right to collect their loved one’s lifeless body. This lead to the family and neighbor’s immediate condemnation and demand on the governor to release the Sheerkou’s corpse.
Three youths sentenced to prison and flogging for being “unruly”
The official regime newspaper, KAYHAN reported the sentencing of 3 youths described as “unruly”, to prison and flogging. The newspaper wrote: “With the verdict of the court these individuals were sentenced to 6 months in prison, 74 lashed each and being paraded and brandished in various areas around town.”
In the midst of the political tumult of the regime a number of Iranian oil experts, left Iran. MEHR, the regime-run news agency reported: “During recent weeks several of the petroleum experts from various oil companies such as Pars Optimum Tuning Fuel, oil and Gas. The fact that the Ministry of Oil does not enjoy the leadership of a qualified minister has led many of the projects that were being researched and developed to fold and collapse, leaving the employees wandering and dismayed with no choice but to emigrate.”
Three people executed for raping an Islamic a novitiate seminarian
According to the regime-run newspaper, IRAN, 3 imprisoned Kermanshahi youths Eunis, Hossein and Ruhollah who had worked as haulers were found guilty of “molesting the dignity of a 19 year old” and were executed by hanging at the Deezelabad prison, in the city of Kermanshah at midnight on Friday, Nov. 18th.
This newspaper has not offered more information regarding this item however a while back, KAYHAN, the official regime newspaper reported of a scuffle between 3 men and a 19 year old seminarian.
The item viciously read: “When a group of hoodlums and misfits(from Kermanshah who found their debate with an enlightened young regarding the value of Islam, impotent, they raped him out of their frustration. However Allah does not abandon it’s obedient children and in the name of these soldiers, strikes down and smites their violators.”
Provided by Iran Press News
Update November 24th
ISRAEL THINK TANK: IRAN PLAYING FOR TIME ON NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT (no surprise here but still frightening - Atlas)
The European Union has agreed to give Iran more time to negotiate on its nuclear
program in a move that postpones taking Tehran to the UN Security Council for
violating non-proliferation safeguards here. [These guys are suicidal -lunatics, Atlas]
And more breaking developments fom Regime Change Iran:
ABC News reported that Iran has built, with the help of North Korea, dozens of underground tunnels and facilities for the construction of nuclear-capable missiles.
Sounds like more proof of President Bush's axis of evil - Atlas
Newsweek reported on this week's Iran/Iraq memorandum of understanding to cooperate on sensitive intelligence-sharing matters.
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humanitarian rescue missions abroad
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Sad how Israel must justify her right to exist. - Atlas
November 24th: Israeli PM Ariel Sharon chooses Kadima, Hebrew for
forward, as his new party's name. Sharon's new party to meet in Tel Aviv
Israel Emerges as the
Go-To Country for Anti-Terrorism Technologies - Susan Karlin
by necessity, has become the hotbed for counterterrorism research. Innovating
well out of proportion to its size, Israel has spawned companies selling guns
that shoot around corners, software that translates dog barks into
English-language warnings, and lasers that can detect explosives from 100 feet
away. Working their way through labs now are intelligent robotic cameras, and
nanolasers and nuclear resonance imagers to detect chemical and bioweapons.