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Iran shrugs off U.N. nuclear pressure

VIENNA, Austria - Iran on Thursday shrugged off the latest punitive U.N. action — suspension of nearly two dozen nuclear aid programs — and showed no signs it was cowed by the possibility of even tougher penalties in the form of new Security Council sanctions. […]there is little evidence the sanctions are working

It’s time we stop messing around and high time we start including some mean-looking emoticons in the next strongly-worded letter.

How about:

I could totally be Secretary General…

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Brace Yourselves!!!
February 27th, 2007 9:19 am

Here comes another strongly worded letter from the United Nations.

World powers to work on new U.N. resolution on Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - World powers agreed on Monday to work on a new U.N. Security Council resolution to put pressure on Iran over its nuclear program but remained committed to seeking a negotiated solution, British officials said.

I just don’t understand their rush to strongly worded letters. I mean, why not try a couple of love letters or a poem or two first? What’s with all this stronly-worded-letter-mongering? No more strongly-worded-letters-for-oil! Men lied, trees died!

What if… I mean, what if, the Bush administration is so fascist that they go it alone and write a letter unilaterally?

…and in cursive!

End times, man, end times.

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Negotiate, Rinse, Repeat
February 23rd, 2007 1:27 pm

Well this should come as no surprise.

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said on Thursday Iran had failed to meet a February 21 deadline to suspend uranium enrichment, exposing Tehran to possible new sanctions over fears it hopes to produce an atomic bomb.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report Iran had installed two cascades, or networks, of 164 centrifuges in its underground Natanz enrichment plant with another two cascades close to completion.

This represented efforts to expand research-level enrichment of nuclear fuel into “industrial scale” production.

Now it’s time to unleash the full force of… another strongly worded letter!

And this time, we mean it… maybe.

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..and to an Islamic fundamentalist enemy, no less.


John Kerry and Former Iranian President and America Hater Mohammad Khatami

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How Can We Trust Democrats on Iran?
January 7th, 2007 9:58 am

Again we have a nuclear ambitious, Islamic tyrant playing games with the United Nations. And the Democrats are acting the same way they did towards Iraq prior to the war.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer:

Iran with nuclear weapons is unacceptable, new House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told The Jerusalem Post hours after entering the party leadership position.

The Maryland Democrat said the view is shared by his party, rejecting assertions that the Democrats would be weaker than the Republicans on Iran.

He also said that the use of force against Teheran remained an option.

Senator John Kerry (D-MA)

“Iran has made a dangerous and silly decision of confronting not just the U.S. government but the entire international community.”

Tom Lantos (D-CA)

“Iran is hell-bent on developing nuclear weapons”

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)

“European governments should make clear to Iran that there can’t be business as usual as long as Ahmadinejad, or others who espouse his radical views, hold high office … the U.S. needs to press for stiff multilateral sanctions aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear program … there still are measures the U.S. can take alone to increase pressure on Tehran…”

DNC Platform

“Iran has reportedly been working to develop [WMDs]. A nuclear-armed Iran is an unacceptable risk to us and our allies… We must show determined leadership to … prevent the development of nuclear weapons in places like Iran.”

But remember, we were hearing this sort of talk from Democrats with respect to Iraq long before the war.

John Kerry (Jan. 23, 2003)

“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”

Bill Clinton (Feb. 4, 1998)

“One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.”

Madelaine Albright (Feb. 1, 1998)

“We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction.”

Sandy Bergler (Feb. 18, 1998)

“He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”

Nancy Pelosi (Dec. 16, 1998)

“Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”

Ted Kennedy (Sept. 27, 2002)

“We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”

So we’re justified in asking whether they’re serious today. Afterall, it is reasonable to assume that should the situation with Iran escalate, through the lack of cooperation of Iran itself (like it did with Iraq), Democrats will march hand-in-hand with the anti-war protestors again trying to score cheap political points against Bush… of course, not until after voting to authorize military action, (which they’ll later threaten to defund while soldiers are in harm’s way) to be sure.

But this is why all this political gamesmanship on Iraq creates a serious problem for our country. The Democrats have now delivered an ambigious message to the world. First, we’ll talk tough and alert the world to the dangers of Iran, then we’ll march around the world calling our President a “liar“, “thug“, “criminal“, “terrorist” and more claiming he made the whole thing up to justify the war.

So the first half of the game with Iran is playing out the same way it did with Iraq. Why should we expect a second half to be any different?

Democrats can’t expect to be taken serious on the subject anymore. And that puts America in a dangerous position now that they’ve regained power.

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Drudge is reporting:

Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons, the SUNDAY TIMES of London is planning to report, British media sources tell DRUDGE… MORE…

PAPER: ISRAEL PLANS NUCLEAR STRIKE ON IRAN

But this wouldn’t be the first time the London Sunday Times reported this. The story sounds very familiar to a December 11, 2005 article:

Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran

ISRAEL’S armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.

Would certainly escalate the situation to an unprecedented level if the new article is accurate.

UPDATE:
Here’s the article.

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Brokeback Ahmadinejad
December 9th, 2006 12:08 pm

Looks like love is in the air…

I think it’s time to come clean with the world, Mahmoud… who’s the terrorist leader that likes gladiator movies and dancing backwards?

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A Texan’s Response to Mahmoud
November 29th, 2006 5:22 pm

Noble Americans,

Our nation has always extended its hand of friendship to all other nations of the world.

Really? Sorry if we misinterpreted your storming of our embassy and killing our citizens in 1979. And we apologize if we didn’t recognize the threat to wipe a nation off the map as “extending a hand of friendship”. And forgive us for not appreciating that your offer of friendship is wrapped in your sponsorship of terrorism around the globe.

Hundreds of thousands of my Iranian compatriots are living amongst you in friendship and peace, and are contributing positively to your society. Our people have been in contact with you over the past many years and have maintained these contacts despite the unnecessary restrictions of US authorities.

We know all about your compatriots living among us. We arrested several for illegally smuggling more of your compatriots across the Mexican border. Another of your compatriots living among us pled guilty for trying to “buy and export fighter planes and other restricted equipment for use by the Iranian military.” And how many more are you planning to send over here to stake out our high profile landmarks?

As mentioned, we have common concerns, face similar challenges, and are pained by the sufferings and afflictions in the world.

Sorry, Mahmoud, but converting to Islam under the threat of beheading and carrying out a new Holocaust are not at the top of our to-do list.

We, like you, are aggrieved by the ever-worsening pain and misery of the Palestinian people. Persistent aggressions by the Zionists are making life more and more difficult for the rightful owners of the land of Palestine. In broad day-light, in front of cameras and before the eyes of the world, they are bombarding innocent defenseless civilians, bulldozing houses, firing machine guns at students in the streets and alleys, and subjecting their families to endless grief.

No day goes by without a new crime.

But enough about the Palestinian suicide bombers…

Palestinian mothers, just like Iranian and American mothers, love their children, and are painfully bereaved by the imprisonment, wounding and murder of their children. What mother wouldn’t?

And the grandmothers are strapping bomb vests on and blowing up people.

For 60 years, the Zionist regime has driven millions of the inhabitants of Palestine out of their homes. Many of these refugees have died in the Diaspora and in refugee camps. Their children have spent their youth in these camps and are aging while still in the hope of returning to homeland.

You know well that the US administration has persistently provided blind and blanket support to the Zionist regime, has emboldened it to continue its crimes, and has prevented the UN Security Council from condemning it.

No, we’ve prevented madmen like yourself from arbitrarily killing every innocent man, woman and child in Israel and… how did you put it… wiping Israel off the map.

Who can deny such broken promises and grave injustices towards humanity by the US administration?

This coming from the man who denies the Holocaust happened? C’mon, Mahmoud, you can do better than that.

Governments are there to serve their own people. No people wants to side with or support any oppressors. But regrettably, the US administration disregards even its own public opinion and remains in the forefront of supporting the trampling of the rights of the Palestinian people.

Let’s take a look at Iraq. Since the commencement of the US military presence in Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed, maimed or displaced.

How many have died at the hands of your own citizens sneaking across the border to commit acts of murder and terrorism?

Terrorism in Iraq has grown exponentially.

You should know, what with being the “most active state sponsor of terrorism” in the world and all.

With the presence of the US military in Iraq, nothing has been done to rebuild the ruins, to restore the infrastructure or to alleviate poverty.

Nothing at all… well, except for:
- A power system that surpasses the pre-war level of output,
- Completing work on Baghdad and Basrah airports which now average more than 20 non-military movements per day,
- Vaccinating 3 million children through monthly national immunization days,
- Renovating 2,356 schools nationwide,
- Training more than 2,000 primary healthcare providers in maternal and child health services,
- Creating more than 77,000 public works jobs through the National Employment Program,
- Rebuilding the banking and finance infrastructure of Iraq,
- Establishing 16 governorate councils, 78 district councils, 192 city or sub-district councils, and 392 neighborhood councils, allowing more than 19 million people to engage in local policy discourse.

But other than that, we’re really not doing much for Iraq’s infrastructure.

The US Government used the pretext of the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but later it became clear that that was just a lie and a deception.

Mahmoud, have you been talking to Howard Dean lately? Your rhetoric sounds quite familiar.

Although Saddam was overthrown and people are happy about his departure, the pain and suffering of the Iraqi people has persisted and has even been aggravated.

And it’s nice to see you’ve had coffee and twinkies with Michael Moore too. It is a shame that nice Saddam fella is out of power now, ain’t it?

In Iraq, about one hundred and fifty thousand American soldiers, separated from their families and loved ones, are operating under the command of the current US administration. A substantial number of them have been killed or wounded and their presence in Iraq has tarnished the image of the American people and government.

You don’t even have the credibility or honor to refer to the camel droppings on the bottom of a boot worn by our brave men and women. But regardless, if Iraq has tarnished our image and made people hate us, how do you explain the attacks of 9/11 that happened well before we entered Iraq? And how do you explain your own islamoterror raid on our embassy in 1979? Sorry, Mahmoud, but you islamonutjobs hated us long before March, 2003. And given that we will never submit to your brand of camel-humping Sharia law, I suspect that hatred will continue and grow for years to come.

Their mothers and relatives have, on numerous occasions, displayed their discontent with the presence of their sons and daughters in a land thousands of miles away from US shores. American soldiers often wonder why they have been sent to Iraq.

Wow, Howard Dean, Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan? Mahmoud’s hit the trifecta of liberal idiocy. That’s par for the course.

I consider it extremely unlikely that you, the American people, consent to the billions of dollars of annual expenditure from your treasury for this military misadventure.

We’ll consent to spend more if it means keeping nutjobs like you from going nuclear.

Noble Americans,

You have heard that the US administration is kidnapping its presumed opponents from across the globe and arbitrarily holding them without trial or any international supervision in horrendous prisons that it has established in various parts of the world. God knows who these detainees actually are, and what terrible fate awaits them.

You have certainly heard the sad stories of the Guantanamo and Abu-Ghraib prisons. The US administration attempts to justify them through its proclaimed “war on terror.” But every one knows that such behavior, in fact, offends global public opinion, exacerbates resentment and thereby spreads terrorism, and tarnishes the US image and its credibility among nations.

Yeah, their fate is so terrible. These terrorists from third world ratholes are gaining weight in our “terrible” prisons. We’re such terrible people, we’re making the extra effort to make sure the meals are Halal - adhering to Islamic law - for the very prisoners that want to cut off each of our heads and blow up our children. If you ask me, our detention centers for the terrorists captured on the battlefield aren’t harsh enough for the slime that inhabits them.

The US administration’s illegal and immoral behavior is not even confined to outside its borders. You are witnessing daily that under the pretext of “the war on terror,” civil liberties in the United States are being increasingly curtailed. Even the privacy of individuals is fast losing its meaning. Judicial due process and fundamental rights are trampled upon. Private phones are tapped, suspects are arbitrarily arrested, sometimes beaten in the streets, or even shot to death.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think this letter is really just an official declaration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s intent to enter the 2008 Presidential race on the Democrat ticket.

I have no doubt that the American people do not approve of this behavior and indeed deplore it.

Wrong.

The US administration does not accept accountability before any organization, institution or council. The US administration has undermined the credibility of international organizations, particularly the United Nations and its Security Council. But, I do not intend to address all the challenges and calamities in this message.

The U.N. doesn’t need any help in losing credibility. And speaking of refusing to accept accountability before organizations like the U.N., why don’t you tell us if you’re still defying U.N. demands to stop uranium enrichment. That’s what I thought you hypocritical, terror-loving jackass.

The legitimacy, power and influence of a government do not emanate from its arsenals of tanks, fighter aircrafts, missiles or nuclear weapons. Legitimacy and influence reside in sound logic, quest for justice and compassion and empathy for all humanity. The global position of the United States is in all probability weakened because the administration has continued to resort to force, to conceal the truth, and to mislead the American people about its policies and practices.

You mean like the justice in publicly hanging political activists? Or the compassion in hanging men for being gay? Or are you referring to the beat down and teargassing of brave women who showed up for a Women’s Rights rally in Tehran?

Undoubtedly, the American people are not satisfied with this behavior and they showed their discontent in the recent elections. I hope that in the wake of the mid-term elections, the administration of President Bush will have heard and will heed the message of the American people.

This is probably why you Iranians don’t really hold free and fair elections, huh? Of course, when you’re hanging political opponents, you don’t really have to worry about losing elections to them, do you? Tell ya what, Mahmoud, you figure out a way to hold free and fair elections without the influence of islamonutjob mullahs determining the outcome and you might find an ounce of credibility to speak on the subject.

My questions are the following:

Is there not a better approach to governance?

This is a laughable question coming from the leader of a mullah-driven, sharia-run theocracy that murders those who refuse to convert to islam.

Is it not possible to put wealth and power in the service of peace, stability, prosperity and the happiness of all peoples through a commitment to justice and respect for the rights of all nations, instead of aggression and war?

Not when tyrants like you are running around threatening to wipe countries off the map and trying to gain nuclear weapons that you’ll undoubtedly pass off to the terrorists you so willingly support so that they can murder millions of innocent citizens at a quicker pace.

We all condemn terrorism, because its victims are the innocent.

Is that why you praise suicide bombers by saying “Is there art that is more beautiful, more divine, and more eternal than the art of martyrdom?”.

But, can terrorism be contained and eradicated through war, destruction and the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocents?

It can be contained by killing the terrorists before they strike. Each dead terrorist represents an innocent life saved.

If that were possible, then why has the problem not been resolved?

Maybe because islamonutjobs like you keep promoting terrorism.

The sad experience of invading Iraq is before us all.

What has blind support for the Zionists by the US administration brought for the American people? It is regrettable that for the US administration, the interests of these occupiers supersedes the interests of the American people and of the other nations of the world.

If it weren’t for our “blind” support, islamonutjobs might follow through on their promises to wipe the “zionists” off the map.

What have the Zionists done for the American people that the US administration considers itself obliged to blindly support these infamous aggressors? Is it not because they have imposed themselves on a substantial portion of the banking, financial, cultural and media sectors?

I recommend that in a demonstration of respect for the American people and for humanity, the right of Palestinians to live in their own homeland should be recognized so that millions of Palestinian refugees can return to their homes and the future of all of Palestine and its form of government be determined in a referendum. This will benefit everyone.

Now that Iraq has a Constitution and an independent Assembly and Government, would it not be more beneficial to bring the US officers and soldiers home, and to spend the astronomical US military expenditures in Iraq for the welfare and prosperity of the American people? As you know very well, many victims of Katrina continue to suffer, and countless Americans continue to live in poverty and homelessness.

Now I’m convinced Mahmoud is taking his orders directly from the DNC. But Mahmoud, you forgot to mention the fact that President Bush hates black people.

I’d also like to say a word to the winners of the recent elections in the US:

The United States has had many administrations; some who have left a positive legacy, and others that are neither remembered fondly by the American people nor by other nations.

Now that you control an important branch of the US Government, you will also be held to account by the people and by history.

Trust me, Mahmoud, after 2 years of Nancy Pelosi liberalism, we’ll correct this minor electoral error.

If the US Government meets the current domestic and external challenges with an approach based on truth and Justice, it can remedy some of the past afflictions and alleviate some of the global resentment and hatred of America. But if the approach remains the same, it would not be unexpected that the American people would similarly reject the new electoral winners, although the recent elections, rather than reflecting a victory, in reality point to the failure of the current administration’s policies. These issues had been extensively dealt with in my letter to President Bush earlier this year.

Let’s see, we tried the whole appeasement route in the 1990s and it bought us continued terror attacks. So take your hollow advice and shove it.

To sum up:

It is possible to govern based on an approach that is distinctly different from one of coercion, force and injustice.

It is possible to sincerely serve and promote common human values, and honesty and compassion.

It is possible to provide welfare and prosperity without tension, threats, imposition or war.

It is possible to lead the world towards the aspired perfection by adhering to unity, monotheism, morality and spirituality and drawing upon the teachings of the Divine Prophets.

Then, the American people, who are God-fearing and followers of Divine religions, will overcome every difficulty.

What I stated represents some of my anxieties and concerns.

I am confident that you, the American people, will play an instrumental role in the establishment of justice and spirituality throughout the world. The promises of the Almighty and His prophets will certainly be realized, Justice and Truth will prevail and all nations will live a true life in a climate replete with love, compassion and fraternity.

The US governing establishment, the authorities and the powerful should not choose irreversible paths. As all prophets have taught us, injustice and transgression will eventually bring about decline and demise. Today, the path of return to faith and spirituality is open and unimpeded.

We should all heed the Divine Word of the Holy Qur’an:

“But those who repent, have faith and do good may receive Salvation. Your Lord, alone, creates and chooses as He will, and others have no part in His choice; Glorified is God and Exalted above any partners they ascribe to Him.” (28:67-68)

Hey, at least you didn’t quote the parts of that stupid book that detail the beheading of innocent people who refuse to succumb to the religion of terror. That’s a start.

I pray to the Almighty to bless the Iranian and American nations and indeed all nations of the world with dignity and success.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
29 November 2006

And I pray to the real Almighty that terrorists like you meet your maker sooner rather than later.

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Back on November 6, the day before the election, I posted about an article written by Orson Scott Card, a Democrat, who was advocating the defeat of Democrats in the election.

Well, the election is history, and Card has a verdict: America just lost

Some highlights:

This election proves only that the monolithically leftwing mainstream media can make the public believe we are losing a war that we are winning. As long as we’re getting a two-party Congress, how about getting a two-party press?

If they’re really serious about becoming the majority party, what rich Republicans need to do is stop paying for thousand-dollar-a-plate fundraising dinners and start buying up newspapers and networks. The Democrats already own almost all of them, and we have seen in this election how a prosperous economy can be concealed and a successful war can be turned into a “disaster” when you own the public’s primary sources of information.

Agreed. I refer back to the tagline at the top of this site.

The way to save the lives of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians in Iraq is to get regime change in Iran and Syria. Syria we could topple quite easily, once Iran’s ability to threaten shipping in the Gulf was removed. And without Syria as its surrogate in the Arab world, and without any credible threat to the world oil supply, either Iran’s military would change the Iranian government, or the Iranian government would have to face the fact that it could no longer act with impunity.

The problem is, I doubt the new Democrat majority has the courage to fight this battle. Bold actions are not in their repertoire.

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We Still Owe You One, Mahmoud
November 14th, 2006 8:36 pm

Ever since he took office, there’s been speculation that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was involved in the 1979 seizure of the American embassy in Tehran. Now, it appears the Russian newspaper Kommersant has stumbled upon more evidence to back up the rumors.

The photographs in the archives of the AP and the AFP helped to narrow down the location of the action captured on one of the rolls of film to alongside the walls of the American embassy in Tehran when it was being seized by radical Iranian students on November 4, 1979. Evil rumor has long maintained that units from the Iranian special forces played a leading role in the storming of the embassy and that the students were just pawns used to paint the operation as unofficial. Whatever the case may be, we talked to people who served in Tehran and know the city well, and they said that the Soviet photographer appears to have walked along the southern wall of the American embassy from west to east before turning around and retracing his steps, apparently returning to the Soviet embassy.

All that remained was the carefully scrutinize the film. The majority of the pictures were an original report on a street demonstration in honor of the seizure of the “den of the enemy.” But among the many photographs filled with crowds of people, one stood out. Taken from a respectable distance and from behind a barrier, it shows a young man with an automatic submachine gun – presumably one of the participants in the storming of the embassy. Not just anyone from the crowd, however: his submachine gun has a factory casing, as opposed to the more common wood-paneled submachine guns brandished by the students in the other pictures. The young man is standing, leaning tiredly against the wall of the embassy. And when the picture is enlarged, his face comes to closely resemble that of current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Looks like we have a winner.

According to Kommersant:

Five former American hostages confirmed that Ahmadinejad as one of their captors. William J. Daugherty, a former intelligence officer, said he saw Ahmadinejad 8 to 10 times at the start of his captivity: “I recognized him right off. … I remember so much his hatred of Americans. It just emanated from every pore of his body.”

BBC correspondent John Simpson recalled seeing Ahmadinejad on the embassy grounds. Abholhassan Bani-Sadr, a former president of Iran long living in exile, asserted that Ahmadinejad “was among those inside the Embassy.”

American Embassies are considered American soil and attacking our embassy was an act of war. So we still owe you one, Mahmoud.

Others:
GatewayPundit has more photos.
Daniel Pipes takes a look.

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