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Padraig
02-04-2006, 01:07 AM
... though we wish it would.

Alas. There has already been a little coverage and discussion about US designs on Iran hereabouts, here (http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=3242&highlight=padraig), there (http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=3440&highlight=padraig), yonder (http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=2973&highlight=padraig), and hither (http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=3418&highlight=padraig), and so it continues ...

War Against Iran, April 2006 (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12593.htm)
Biological Threat and Executive Order 13292

By Jorge Hirsch

[I]The US promised Russia and China that the UN Security Council statement just approved will not be a trigger for military action after 30 days; true to its promise, the US will attack before the 30-day deadline imposed by the UNSC for Iran to stop its nuclear enrichment activity, i.e. before the end of April. The "justification" is likely to be an alleged threat of imminent biological attack with Iran's involvement.

Will The U.S. Nuke Iran? (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12569.htm)
Professor of Physics Highlights The Dangers

New US policy to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear countries has been officially formulated in two US government documents Nuclear Posture Review delivered to Congress in December 2001 and Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations dated March 15, 2005.

Iran says it has successfully test-fired a missile able to avoid radar: - (http://tinyurl.com/fqa5s)
Iran successfully test-fired on Friday a missile with the ability to avoid radar and hit several targets simultaneously, the airforce chief of the elite Revolutionary Guards said.

Iran: Scenarios of an American strike: (http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/788/special.htm)
The risks are great if Washington's neo-cons choose military options to prevent Iran from blocking US imperial designs for the Middle East

Nuking innocence: (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12589.htm)
Iran is being set up for "an unprovoked nuclear attack"

Manufacturing consent for war:

UN Security Council calls on Iran to suspend enrichment-related activities: (http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=17991)

Expressing serious concern that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is unable to conclude that there are no undeclared nuclear materials or activities in Iran, the United Nations Security Council today called upon that country to re-establish full and sustained suspension of all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities,

UN demands Iran stop uranium enrichment work: (http://tinyurl.com/h2py7)
Iran remained defiant, saying that it was not seeking an atomic bomb and regardless of assurances, the United States and others would find new reasons to fault Tehran.

Iran rejects call to halt enrichment: (http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=23405)

Iran refused Thursday to comply with a UN Security Council demand to freeze uranium enrichment, defying a call by major world powers to curb its nuclear program or face isolation.

World powers discuss next steps in Iran crisis: (http://tinyurl.com/jklae)

Six world powers were gathering in Berlin on Thursday to discuss the next steps in dealing with Iran's nuclear programme, with Russia and China looking for assurances that there are no plans to use force against Tehran.

Russian warning over Iran crisis : (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4855644.stm)

Russia has warned it will not support any attempts to use force to resolve the stand-off over Iran's controversial nuclear programme. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4855644.stm)

Iran to hold large-scale naval war games: (http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6476)

Today, Iran is calling for its rightful demands with strength and national unity and these exercises will show an increase of strength and preparedness?, the navy commander added.

Oh, but look here instead! The F-Arty Monkeys are on the chart show tonight!

Kids must play ...

bassnation
02-04-2006, 07:31 AM
Oh, but look here instead! The F-Arty Monkeys are on the chart show tonight!

Kids must play ...

this is interesting - in your view, not only is modern indie banal and adonyne but it also serves as idiot distraction, pretty much a tool of the oppressors, along with thumbscrews and those remote guided missiles they used in the first iraq war.

does this mean grime and the other music we like is on the side of all that is good? please elaborate further.

when i read posts like this, its like i've woken up to reality from a deep slumber. more please, this really is excellent stuff.

Padraig
02-04-2006, 09:30 PM
this is interesting - in your view, not only is modern indie banal and adonyne but it also serves as idiot distraction, pretty much a tool of the oppressors, along with thumbscrews and those remote guided missiles they used in the first iraq war.

does this mean grime and the other music we like is on the side of all that is good? please elaborate further.

when i read posts like this, its like i've woken up to reality from a deep slumber. more please, this really is excellent stuff.

Given that your response focuses on such reactionary indie banality, as opposed to Iran, I believe you've just answered your own question.

You've woken up from reality ... [and gone back to (fantasy) sleep again].

corneilius
03-04-2006, 03:48 AM
Considering what is acutally happening, and has been happening for some time : low level nuclear war, in Iraq, it is now, more than ever incumbent upon all adults who have an audience to speak up, to put the truth, the truth that needs to be said to power, on the table, clear for all to see, so that people can truely understand and feel that truth. Iraq is the current, sadly lethal, tip of the 'iceberg'. Iran is in sight. We CAN see what is being done.

What is not being done in the mainstream media is a presentation of the facts, the truths of what is happening in our culture, in Iraq and elsewhere, no attempt to reveal in full the concerted attempt by the power elites to manipulate our perception and to interfere with our psychologcally in order to maintain control, the consequences which are all too obviously damaging ourselves, our children, our environement and our co-habitants.

We are talking of none other than the historical planned compulsory brainwashing of nations of children, an premeditated exercise in thought control that crosses into all areas of life, from birth in Hospital, through school, through work, into 'retirement' and ends only with death. Or awakening.

Awakening is a process of seeing all this, learning by experience, trusting one's observation and taking appropriate action.

We can see what is happening. We learn to trust our inner sense on that and learn to connect feeling and thinking in own way. from experience. It cannot be taught! We observe who we are being, how we are growing. And from this, action flows, coherently.

Many claim to be awakened. Many are. Many are just breaking the crust of the sleep from their eyes. Many are still sleeping. Many are awakened and in hell, in Palestine, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, on the coca farms in West Africa, in Villages in Darfur and elsehwere. A few sleep in hell. We are all in it together.

Those who have awoken, can see the fire, and must rouse as many as possible.

resources:

John Taylor Gatto : Underground History of American Education - What Zinn did for US History, what chomsky has done for current history, Gatto has done for education. His books reveal the meditated dumbing down of people as a hidden mechanism to control those people, by manufacturing the thought structures of dependency and insecurity in children, stuctures that are facist, and yet were in use long before the term facist was ever used.

He traces the psychology of industrial scale brain-washing of a society for purposes of control, he traces the people who suggested and funded these techniques, and their stated intentions, fully documented, which reveal that they fully understood what they were attempting to do.

http://www.johntaylorgatto.com

Carl Rogers : "On Becoming a Person" - Rogers was the first 'scientist' to look at what it really takes to be a 'helpful person'.

From his work came the terms child/clent centered. His meaning was that the qualities of healing, decision making and learning reside in the person going through the those processes, and not in the practicioner, (which was a complete role-reversal from standard psychiatric, educational and helping 'professionals' perception of the relationship between patient and practicioner)

He felt that to be helpful one had to be aware of this, one had to understand how to facillitate that natural power, without interfering in any way with that persons process, and be a companion, simply to be there with them throughout their process.

He maintained that the innate ability to learn and grow is the power that needs to live ifthe relationship is to be a helping relationship.



Alice Miller : "The Roots of Violence : For Your Own Good" - Alice Miller studied psychology under Jung, and was an acclaimed writer and practicioner in the field untill she changed her mind in the 60s. She began to see and experience her own childhood through a series of art therapy sessions and insights and what was revealed to her was much of her own suppressed experiences, feelings and perceptions as a child.

And what she understood then was that there is a cycle of control that parents and society exercise over children, a cycle that remains hidden, a deadening of the soul that leads to what she called 'emotional blindess'.

It is this 'emotional blindness' that was the dominant mind-set of the people of Germany, of of other Europen countries, who were subject to the whims of Dictatorships, Royalty, Elite Statesmen and Businessmen. The elites were able to utilise that widepsread emotional blindness, by propaganda and media created fear, to manufacture a consent, and a blindnesss in the people to the reality of their program.

This psycological mindset, not too surprisingly, prevails today, and the media, the education establishment, the banking elites, inustry and many arms of governance rely upon that emotional blindness to maintain control, while at the same time horrors are committed, and many millions of people live needlessly desperate and painful lives, our environment is being destroyed and all our childrens future looks ever more bleak. In simpler terms advertising works. And in healthy people it wouldn't.

Her writings look at the pathology of emotional blindness, revealing how it developes, how it is passed from one genration to the other, uncoocsiously, by family and consciously by education and advertising and she suggests some paths toward regaining a healthy emotional intelligence. In the main she hopes that her readers will do their own work, engaging in their own process, and that over time change can occur.

http://www.naturalchild.org


All three of the above have all made proven contributions towards psychological health for 'civilised' humanity, work is being done today in their footsteps, work that is successful and work that diminishes the possibilty of dysfuntion in future generations by addressing the dysfunction of this generation. This is work the government to not want you to know about.

So yes. Speak up. We have a chance to voice our intention. We have an oppurtunity to call a halt to this increasing violence. We DO have a choice.

If Iran is bombed with Nuclear Weapons, it will be because we did not stop it.

craner
03-04-2006, 09:19 AM
Hang on. It's April. This should have already happened.

Padraig
03-04-2006, 08:55 PM
Hang on. It's April. This should have already happened.

You disappointed? Plans not in accordance with the schedule?

http://www.bartcop.com/hiding-something.jpg Pass the smarties ...

Padraig
03-04-2006, 11:34 PM
... should have already happened.

dum-de-dum-de-dum ... being engineered to happen ...

Government in secret talks about strike against Iran

By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent

04/02/06 "Telegraph" -- --

The Government is to hold secret talks with defence chiefs tomorrow to discuss possible military strikes against Iran.

A high-level meeting will take place in the Ministry of Defence at which senior defence chiefs and government officials will consider the consequences of an attack on Iran.

It is believed that an American-led attack, designed to destroy Iran's ability to develop a nuclear bomb, is "inevitable" if Teheran's leaders fail to comply with United Nations demands to freeze their uranium enrichment programme.

Tomorrow's meeting will be attended by Gen Sir Michael Walker, the chief of the defence staff, Lt Gen Andrew Ridgway, the chief of defence intelligence and Maj Gen Bill Rollo, the assistant chief of the general staff, together with officials from the Foreign Office and Downing Street.

The International Atomic Energy Authority, the nuclear watchdog, believes that much of Iran's programme is now devoted to uranium enrichment and plutonium separation, technologies that could provide material for nuclear bombs to be developed in the next three years.

The United States government is hopeful that the military operation will be a multinational mission, but defence chiefs believe that the Bush administration is prepared to launch the attack on its own or with the assistance of Israel, if there is little international support. British military chiefs believe an attack would be limited to a series of air strikes against nuclear plants - a land assault is not being considered at the moment.

But confirmation that Britain has started contingency planning will undermine the claim last month by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, that a military attack against Iran was "inconceivable".

Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, insisted, during a visit to Blackburn yesterday, that all negotiating options - including the use of force - remained open in an attempt to resolve the crisis.

More ... (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/04/02/wiran02.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/04/02/ixportaltop.html)
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Blix: Iran Years Away From Nuclear Bomb: (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12626.htm)

Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said Monday that Iran is a least five years away from developing a nuclear bomb, leaving time to peacefully negotiate a settlement.

US will Find Another Excuse to Target Iran : (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12615.htm)

The United States is firm in its plans to launch a military operation against Iran, said Kazim Jalali, a spokesman for the Iranian Parliament's Commission of Foreign Affairs, adding the United States would find another reason for its military operation even if the nuclear plants were immediately shut down.

Iran to test more weapons in wargames: TV: (http://tinyurl.com/r54bt)

Iran said on Monday it would test fire a powerful torpedo and more missiles as part of a week of wargames in the Gulf, the spokesman for the naval manoeuvres told state television.

And then some propaganda from the war-mongering hysterics:

No more pussyfooting around Iran: (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12616.htm)

Not only is Iran arming paramilitary groups in neighbouring states, it has been implicated in terrorist actions as far afield as London and Buenos Aires. To borrow a metaphor from Lenin, Iran is exporting its internal contradictions.

dum-de-dum-de-dum ...

http://www.coxandforkum.com/archives/04.09.23.HighStakes-X.gif

Padraig
09-04-2006, 02:17 AM
["Oh, but why aren't the BBC and ITV and CNN and Fox reporting on all this if its true; after all, they're the authorities, they're the independent medjaa that have colonised our world-view, they wouldn't betray us or anything would they? Unless they had a reason, surely?"].

The Iran Plans (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12645.htm)

One of the military's initial option plans, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, By Seymour M. Hersh

Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups. The officials say that President Bush is determined to deny the Iranian regime the opportunity to begin a pilot program, planned for this spring, to enrich uranium.
Belligerent Until the Bitter End

If You Can't Win One War, Start Another (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12652.htm)

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Bush regime currently has wars underway in Afghanistan and in Iraq and can bring neither to a conclusion. Undeterred by these failures, the Bush regime gives every indication that it intends to start a war with Iran, a country that is capable of responding to US aggression over a broader front than the Sunni resistance has mounted in Iraq.

Iran: The Next Neocon Target (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12640.htm)

HON. RON PAUL OF TEXAS
Before the U.S. House of Representatives , Windows Video and transcript

Once again we're unilaterally declaring a pre-emptive war against a country and a people that have not harmed us and do not have the capacity to do so. And don't expect Congress to seriously debate a declaration of war resolution. For the past 56 years Congress has transferred to the executive branch the power to go to war as it pleases, regardless of the tragic results and costs.


Bush 'planning nuclear Iran strike': (http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3237583,00.html)

Article in New Yorker says that U.S. government is preparing a massive campaign to neutralize Iranian nuclear sites. Iranian President Ahmadinejad is compared in the White House to Hitler

Philip Giraldi: Deep Background : (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9639.htm)

It is hardly a secret that the same people in and around the administration who brought you Iraq are preparing to do the same for Iran. The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States.

ElBaradei: Iran nuclear program not diverted : (http://www.payvand.com/news/06/apr/1060.html)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei said here Thursday night his agency has not seen any indication that nuclear material in Iran has been diverted or is being diverted to develop nuclear weapons.

US, Allies Mull Bypassing UN To Pressure Iran: (http://tinyurl.com/p669u)

U.S. officials and allies are talking about forming a " coalition of the willing" to bring pressure against Iran's nuclear program, citing dimming hopes for tough action from the United Nations, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

U.S. Officials Are Mulling Iran Strikes, Experts Say: (http://www.forward.com/articles/7616)

Key players in the Bush administration think a military confrontation with Iran is unavoidable, leading to stepped up military planning for such a prospect, according to several experts and recently departed senior government officials.

Why Israel can't wipe out Iran's nuke plants : (http://www.jewishtelegraph.co.uk/liver_2.html)

IRAN still poses a threat to Israel - as well as the Western and Arab worlds. That was the message conveyed by the former Israeli ambassador to Zimbabwe, Gershon Gan, at a UJIA-arranged talk at Liverpool's Harold House.

Moscow issues West a warning : (http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/07/news/berlin.php#)

Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, on Thursday warned the West against isolating his country from helping to broker disputes with Iran and other conflicts in the Middle East.

http://208.42.237.17/Repository/getimage.dll?path=FTU/2006/04/05/11/Img/Pg011.png&GZ=T

American Jewish Committee Pimps War With Iran: (http://tinyurl.com/ecjt2)

The above advert appeared in the Financial Times: UK

AIPAC Pimps War With Iran: (http://www.aipac.org/iran/nuclear_status/escalating_threat.html)

The video and maps below are intended to help you better understand the escalating threat that is Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Two B-2s could take out Iran's nuclear assets': (http://tinyurl.com/gshey)

Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions will be history by the time US President George W Bush leaves office, said a report published here.

Iran conducts fourth missile test: (http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_14651.shtml)

Iran successfully test-fired an air-launched anti- ship missile Wednesday during war games in the Gulf, the fourth launch in six days, state television reported.

Iran's Persian Gulf oil bourse on track: (http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_14587.shtml)

Iran is still insisting on opening a Persian Gulf oil bourse with the southern Iranian island Kish as its base, state-television reported Saturday. 'The issue has already been agreed upon and the oil ministry has been instructed to open this bourse in the Persian Gulf island of Kish,' Economic and Finance Minister Davoud Danesh-Jafari said.

If one side in a conflict goes nuclear, the other is bound to follow suit : (http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/comment/0,,1746244,00.html)

The Iranian crisis can only be understood as the inevitable result of Israel's US-backed WMD monopoly in the region

US blueprint for 125 nuclear bombs a year: (http://tinyurl.com/lvdgr)

THE Bush Administration has unveiled a blueprint for rebuilding the US's decrepit nuclear weapons complex, including restoration of a large-scale bomb manufacturing facility

Oh, yeah, Bush and Friends on Democracy, freedom etc:

We support the election process, we support democracy, but that doesn't mean we have to support governments that get elected as a result of democracy. =======>President G. Bush - Washington, D.C., Mar. 29, 2006

US House Passes Palestinian Anti-Terror Act : (http://www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=101637)

The House International Relations Committee on Thursday, by a vote of 36-2 (McCollum & Blumenauer voting no), approved H.R. 4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, legislation that bans all non-humanitarian aid to the Hamas-run Palestinian Authority (PA).

Silence in class : (http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1746227,00.html)

University professors denounced for anti-Americanism; schoolteachers suspended for their politics; students encouraged to report on their tutors. Are US campuses in the grip of a witch-hunt of progressives, or is academic life just too liberal?

Hamas: EU aid freeze is blackmail: (http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/C6937144-5A6C-4652-9598-A7FD93F42862.htm)

The Hamas-led Palestinian government has denounced a move by the European Union to suspend aid payments, saying it is a form of blackmail which will only hurt ordinary civilians.

adverb
09-04-2006, 06:10 PM
i dunno if padraig has already posted this link, life is too short to trawl through the above. interesting read...http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060417fa_fact

Padraig
10-04-2006, 02:21 AM
i dunno if padraig has already posted this link, life is too short to trawl through the above. interesting read...http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060417fa_fact

No need to "trawl": it was the very first link, but you're right about the "interesting read."

Padraig
22-04-2006, 01:19 AM
A Path to Peace with Iran (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12803.htm)
By Scott Ritter

The problems that plague Washington DC on the issue of Iran are the same problems that haunt America overall regarding Iraq -- no clear understanding of why we as a nation are doing what we are doing where we are doing it, and absolutely no system of accountability for those who are implicated, directly through their actions or indirectly through abrogation of duties and responsibilities, in embroiling America in such senseless conflict.

http://www.iranian.com/Anyway/2004/August/Images/g.jpg http://www.magnetictimes.com/images/uploads/AliG-indahouse.jpg

1 Million Dead Iranians (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12801.htm)
By Chris Floyd

When this attack comes -- either as a stand-alone "knock-out blow" or as the precursor to a full-scale, regime-changing invasion, like the earlier aggression in Iraq -- there will be no warning, no declaration of war, no congressional hearings, no public debate. The already-issued orders governing the operation put the decision solely in the hands of the president. He picks up the phone, he says, "Go," and in 12 hours' time, up to 1 million Iranians will be dead.

Don't Impeach Bush. Commit Him: A Maniacal Messianic Prepares to Fulfill His Destiny (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12800.htm)
By Ted Rall

Until I read Seymour Hersh's expose in The New Yorker and subsequent follow-up coverage by other journalists about the Bush Administration's plans to start a war against Iran, I had dismissed talk of George W. Bush's messianism as so much Beltway chatter. True, he hears voices, even claiming that God and Jesus Christ talk to him. "I believe God wants me to run for president," he told a friend in Texas. Eschewing mainstream religion, he routinely parrots the apocalyptic ravings of fringe Christianist cults:

Cheney has tapped Iranian expatriate, arms dealer to surveil discussions with Iran: (http://tinyurl.com/flevh)

Speaking on condition of anonymity, three intelligence sources identified the Iran-Contra middleman as having been put back on the payroll, acting as a human intelligence asset and monitoring any movement in discussions about Iran's alleged burgeoning nuclear weapons program.

U.S. strike on Iran could make Iraq look like a warm-up bout
(http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12747.htm)
TIM HARPER
WASHINGTON BUREAU

Poison-laced missiles raining down on U.S. troops in Iraq or Afghanistan, the downing of a U.S. passenger airliner, suicide bombers in major cities, perhaps unleashing their deadly payload in a shopping mall food court. It could be 9/11 all over again. Or worse.

Iran suicide bombers 'ready to hit Britain' (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12752.htm)

By Marie Colvin, Michael Smith and Sarah Baxter

IRAN has formed battalions of suicide bombers to strike at British and American targets if the nation's nuclear sites are attacked. According to Iranian officials, 40,000 trained suicide bombers are ready for action.

Iran was not ordered to Stop Enrichment (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12757.htm)

By Mike Whitney

It's easy to get confused about developments in Iran because the media does everything in its power to obfuscate the facts and then spin the details in way that advances American policy objectives. But, let's be clear; the Security Council did NOT order Iran to stop enriching uranium.

What President Ahmadinejad Said About Israel and Iran's Nuclear Program: Full text of President's Ahmadinejad address (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12758.htm)

"Palestine is the meeting point of right and wrong. Freedom for Palestine is the present aspiration of humanity. We must believe that good will prevail and evil will disappear. We must believe that Palestine will be free soon."

U.S. Program Is Directed at Altering Iran's Politics (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12748.htm)
By STEVEN R. WEISMAN

As the Bush administration confronts the Tehran government over its suspected nuclear weapons program and accusations that it supports terrorism, a newly created office of Iranian affairs in the State Department is poring over applications for a rapidly expanding program to change the political process inside Iran.

Iran years away from having nukes': (http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=66431)

US intelligence chief John Negroponte has said Iran's resumption of uranium enrichment is "troublesome" but the country is still years away from having enough fissile material to make a nuclear weapon.

Russia toughens opposition to Iran sanctions : (.com/kxufyhttp://tinyurl)

Hardening its opposition to sanctions against Iran, Russia said on Friday the U.N. Security Council should only consider such measures if it had proof the Islamic Republic was trying to build nuclear weapons.

Russia backs Iran's nuclear programme: (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2145200,00.html)

Russia today offered its most outspoken support yet of the controversial nuclear programme in Iran, its neighbour and trading partner.

Russia Will Not Agree to Iran Sanctions Without Proof : (http://www.payvand.com/news/06/apr/1177.html)

Russia says again it will not agree to sanctions against Iran until Moscow sees hard evidence that Tehran's nuclear program is not for peaceful purposes

Taking matters in hand: (http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/791/re6.htm)

Ali Larijani, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator and head of the Supreme National Security Council, tells Amira Howeidy that Iran does not need nuclear weapons to promote its influence in the region and that punishing Iran for pursuing a nuclear programme will damage everyone

Bush raises UN action against Iran: (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18879879-38198,00.html)

US President George W. Bush said he has discussed with Chinese President Hu Jintao the possibility of the United Nations passing a motion against Iran that could order sanctions or action going up to military action.

US prepared to go it alone over Iran : (http://euronews.net/create_html.php?page=detail_info&article=354913&lng=1)

US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has invoked self-defence as a potential justification for military intervention in Iran

Russians withhold judgment on Iran : (http://www.columbiatribune.com/2006/Apr/20060420News015.asp)

Russia will decide its stance on the Iranian nuclear crisis based on a report next week by the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the deputy foreign minister said today.

Brazil follows Iran's nuclear path, but without the fuss : (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12797.htm)

As Iran faces international pressure over developing the raw material for nuclear weapons, Brazil is quietly preparing to open its own uranium-enrichment center, capable of producing exactly the same fuel.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman: I'd Support Iran Attack: (http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/4/19/164250.shtml?s=lh)

Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Tuesday that he would back a U.S. airstrike on Iran's nuclear facilities if diplomatic options fail, becoming the first Democrat to announce his support for such a move.

Gwynne Dyer: Oil: the party is over: (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_opinion?id=152112157)

Welcome to the world of US$70-per-barrel oil. That's if there is no crisis in the Gulf over Iran's nuclear ambitions. If there is, then get ready for US$140 a barrel.

Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map - Does He Deny The Holocaust? This is a must read: (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12790.htm)

By Anneliese Fikentscher and Andreas Neumann
Translation to English: Erik Appleby:

How Media Have Distorted the Facts in Support of an Attack on Iran.

When "Diplomacy" Means War: (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12785.htm)

By Norman Solomon

One of the nation's leading pollsters, Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center, wrote a few weeks ago that among Americans "there is little potential support for the use of force against Iran." This month the White House has continued to emphasize that it is committed to seeking a diplomatic solution. Yet the U.S. government is very likely to launch a military attack on Iran within the next year. How can that be?

Lock him away to stop the next war (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12786.htm)

By Phillip Adams

WE cannot wait any longer for the impeachment of George W. Bush. Far more efficient to have Bush certified. There is no need for further debate on his mental state. The US President is bonkers.

Stop Us Before We Kill Again! (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12784.htm)

By Bernard Weiner

So, if you're wondering whether the U.S. will back off from attacking Iran, or whether corporations will no longer be given the ability to dictate Administration environmental policy, or whether domestic spying on U.S. citizens will cease, or whether Scalia might recuse himself on cases he's already pre-judged -- if you still harbor any or all of those illusions, forget about it.

Forget the Middle East:
North America Harbors the World's Most Dangerous Terrorists (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12787.htm)

By Jason Miller

A Messiah complex, severely stunted emotional intelligence and profound ignorance are the defining characteristics of the man capable of making nuclear holocaust a reality within minutes.

Padraig
22-04-2006, 01:31 AM
Most Americans Do Not Trust Bush on Iran: . (http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/11612)

54 per cent of respondents say they do not trust George W. Bush to make the right decision about whether the country should go to war with Iran or not.

US to call for freeze on Iran assets and visa curbs: (http://tinyurl.com/pa2tw)

The US is pressing other world powers to consider what it called targeted sanctions against Iran as an April 30 United Nations deadline looms for Tehran over its nuclear program.

Iranian official's presence in U.S. queried: (http://www.wpherald.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20060419-111937-2883r)

The Bush administration yesterday was at a loss to explain the rare presence in Washington of an Iranian government official who slipped into the United States under mysterious circumstances, apparently to attend a scholarly conference.

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U.S. envoy: Iran sanctions discussed: (http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/world/14364483.htm)

A U.S. diplomat said Tuesday that envoys from the five permanent Security Council members plus Germany discussed sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, but failed to reach agreement on how to proceed further.

"New urgency" to curb Iran - U.S. official: (http://tinyurl.com/q9u4t)

Russia said on Wednesday it wanted to refrain from taking action before a U.N. deadline set for Tehran to halt uranium enrichment expired, but a top U.S. official believed other countries were inching towards action.

The U.S. Nuclear Bunker Buster: (http://tinyurl.com/p43yr)

3 Million will die as result of attack:

Flash presentation. Must watch

Russia will deliver air defense systems to Iran - top general : (http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060419/46622413.html)

At the end of 2005, Russia concluded a $700-million contract on the delivery of 29 Tor M1 air defense systems to Iran.

China, Russia welcome Iran into the fold: (http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/HD18Ad02.html)

"The real intention behind the US fueling the Iran issue is to prompt the UN to impose sanctions against Iran, and to pave the way for a regime change in that country."

Bush won't rule out nuclear strike on Iran By Edmund Blair (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060418/wl_nm/nuclear_iran_dc)

President Bush refused on Tuesday to rule out nuclear strikes against Iran if diplomacy fails to curb the Islamic Republic's atomic ambitions.

U.S. refuses to denie report of Iran strike plans: (http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=119385)

The Pentagon declined to comment Monday on a report that US military planning for Iran began in 2002 and has been continually updated since.

Gordon Prather: Busting empty bunkers: (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12766.htm)

Military planners told the White House that if they wanted to be sure to destroy the underground uranium-enrichment bunker at Natanz - which is to eventually hold those 50,000 gas-centrifuges, but is now empty - they'd have to nuke it.

Prominent U.S. Physicists Send Warning Letter to President Bush: (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12769.htm)

Thirteen of the nation's most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran "gravely irresponsible" and warning that such action would have "disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world."


Fallout: The human cost of nuclear catastrophe: (http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/page/0,,1748554,00.html)

Flash presentation

Manufacturing consent for war:

Israel Warns of New 'Axis of Terror': (http://www.abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1853302)

Ambassador Dan Gillerman cautioned that a new "axis of terror" Iran, Syria and the Hamas-run Palestinian government was sowing the seeds of the first world war of the 21st century.

Lieberman: US could attack Iran's nukes: (http://tinyurl.com/og989)

The US is probably incapable of completely destroying the Iranian nuclear program, but as a last resort it could attempt to knock out "some of the components" in order to "delay and deter it," Senator Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice presidential candidate and a serving member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has told The Jerusalem Post.

Israel may have to go it alone on Iran: report : (http://tinyurl.com/z6xwa)

The head of the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, poised to enter the next cabinet, said Monday that Israel may have to take its own pre-emptive action to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons

Eric Margolis : Countdown Over Iran: (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12768.htm)

It's both fascinating and dismaying watching the manufactured `crisis' over Iran reach new intensity each week. Iran poses no real military threat to anyone, but listening to the Bush Administration or the US media one would think that that Tehran was about to unleash a nuclear holocaust on the world.

Report - IAEA informed of Iran's P-2 centrifuge programmes: (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12771.htm)

The New York Times had quoted United States security officials as saying Iran's use of P-2 centrifuges was worrisome as the process would not only accelerate the enrichment process but production of an atomic bomb.

Congressman Ron Paul: Sanctions against Iran : (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12773.htm)

We cannot underestimate the irrational, almost manic desire of some neoconservatives to attack Iran one way or another, even if it means crippling a major source of oil and destabilizing the worldwide economy.

Bombs That Would Backfire (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12761.htm)

By RICHARD CLARKE and STEVEN SIMON

The parallels to the run-up to to war with Iraq are all too striking: remember that in May 2002 President Bush declared that there was "no war plan on my desk" despite having actually spent months working on detailed plans for the Iraq invasion. Congress did not ask the hard questions then. It must not permit the administration to launch another war whose outcome cannot be known, or worse, known all too well.

Padraig
22-04-2006, 01:41 AM
The US, Iran and the End of the International Order (http://informationclearinghouse.info/article12762.htm)

By Jussi Sinnemaa

As the IAEA has repeatedly acknowledged, Iran is not in violation of any of her legal obligations as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In fact, Iran has allowed far more intrusive international inspections of her nuclear facilities than required by the NPT. Iran remains the only country to have done so.

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The Disintegration of Iran : (http://www.iran-press-service.com/ips/articles-2006/april-2006/iran_disintegration_17406.shtml)

The US intends to separate the oil rich province of Khouzestan from Iran and establish a small government in that region in its drive to control Middle-East oil. But is this fear realistic, or just part of the imagination of some Iranians?

Eric Margolis: A war of nerves: (http://tinyurl.com/r793k)

The Bush Administration has used Iran's gleeful announcement that it enriched uranium to 3.5 per cent (83 per cent is needed for nuclear weapons), to generate a major US-Iranian crisis seven months before national mid-term elections.

Retired Colonel Sam Gardiner on Iran War Plans: (http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/04/17/143241)

"The Issue is Not Whether the Military Option Would Be Used But Who Approved the Start of Operations Already"

Rafsanjani says Gulf countries will not assist U.S. if it attacks Iran : (http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/42360.html)

"Reports about plans for an American attack on Iran are incorrect. We are certain that Americans will not attack Iran because the consequences would be too dangerous," former president Hashemi Rafsanjani said in an appearance in the Kuwait parliament.

U.S. could attack Iran next year - Russian expert : (http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060417/46525489.html)

"If [the U.S.] ventures a military operation, it will conduct it next year after thorough political, military and propaganda preparations," Alexei Arbatov, head of the International Security Center in Moscow, told RIA Novosti.


U.S. backup plan: invade iran by land, air, water strikes : (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12753.htm)

The United States began planning a full-scale military campaign against Iran that involves missile strikes, a land invasion and a naval operation to establish control over the Strait of Hormuz even before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, a former US intelligence analyst disclosed on Sunday.

William M. Arkin: The Pentagon Preps for Iran: (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12754.htm)

In early 2003, even as U.S. forces were on the brink of war with Iraq, the Army had already begun conducting an analysis for a full-scale war with Iran.

Blair refuses to back Iran strike: (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12751.htm)

TONY Blair has told George Bush that Britain cannot offer military support to any strike on Iran, regardless of whether the move wins the backing of the international community, government sources claimed yesterday.

General says Iran's military ready "to project its power" : (http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6780)

A top Iranian military commander said on Friday that the Islamic Republic's Army and Revolutionary Guards "are today in a situation to make the Oppressor World [the United States and its allies] feel the great powers that are at Iran's disposal", the state-run news agency Mehr reported.

Bush's Insane First Strike Policy: (http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff04122006.html)

If You Don't Want to Get Whacked, You'd Better Get Your Nation a Nuke

General Bush's lose-lose Iranian war options: (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12750.htm)

There is something unreal about the bellicose statements coming from some sources in the Bush administration towards Iran.

Rice hints at Iran attack: (http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006170340,00.html)

THE United Nations must consider action against Iran which could lead to the use of military force, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said last night.

Retired colonel claims U.S. military operations are already 'underway' in Iran : (http://tinyurl.com/s8s5n)

During an interview on CNN Friday night, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner claimed that U.S. military operations are already 'underway' inside Iran

Israel's Peres Says Iran Leader Will Meet Saddam's Fate: - (http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/04/6972b70d-948e-4a2a-847c-f72f44bc9f43.html)

Former Israeli premier Shimon Peres says the president of Iran is destined to meet the same fate as Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi leader deposed in a U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

Iran: 'Israel will be annihilated by one storm': (http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=573202006)

MAHMOUD Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, caused further international outrage yesterday by calling Israel a "rotten, dried tree" which he predicted would be annihilated by "one storm".

Iran Issues Warning to US: (http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,94378,00.html)

"You can start a war but it won't be you who finishes it," said General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards and among the regime's most powerful figures.

Rice: US seeks enforcement power against Iran: (http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/060415/2006041524.html)

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the UN Security Council's handling of the Iranian nuclear issue will be a test of the international community's credibility.

Russian Military Chief Says Iran Far From Nuclear Bomb : (http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/04/4773fb40-f649-4d58-98ac-ace56e3a8151.html)

Russia's chief of military staff says that he is confident that Iran's current nuclear activities will "not allow it the possibility, either in the near or distant future, to make a nuclear weapon."

Duma member: US, Israel enemies of Iran nuclear program: (http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/060415/2006041502.html)

Member of Russian State Duma Victor Alksnis said today that Israel and the United States are real enemies of Iran's peaceful nuclear program.

satanmcnugget
22-04-2006, 04:30 AM
padraig, you are amazing!

where DO you get all this info???

ah, nevermind, im gonna trawl through it...life aint THAT short :)

corneilius
22-04-2006, 05:22 AM
Thnak you Padraig, you ARE so cool!

And for those that don't 'have the time', think on this. Your taxes are being used to create nuclear armageddon, and nobody will be left untouched by it if it continues. It is therefore incumbent on us ALL to stop it. Whatever it takes.

droid
22-04-2006, 01:58 PM
padraig, you are amazing!

where DO you get all this info???


http://news.google.co.uk/news?q=iran&hl=en&lr=&sa=X&oi=news&ct=title

http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm

:cool:

Padraig
23-04-2006, 01:33 AM
Cheers, Satanmcnuggat, Corneilius.

As always, among the better sources of investigative reportage and analytical commentary on Iran are ZNET (http://www.zmag.org/weluser.htm) and Tom Feeley's Informationclearinghouse (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/) ...

I'm assuming Droid was just jesting facetiously, as the links he supplies are entirely related to mainstream media news reports [eg the first link (Google Iran) he gives includes such informative news about the Iranian crisis as "Sri Lanka thrash Iran in 7th Asia Baseball Cup (http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C04%5C23%5Cstory_23-4-2006_pg2_6)" etc, while the second is a lazy exercise in tabloid gratuitousness].