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Praying for a Terrorist Strike: The GOP’s Newest Political Strategy

July 13, 2007
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Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum made the grand crusade against “Islamic fascism” the central focus of his unsuccessful 2006 re-election effort.

On numerous occasions the preening Keystone State solon – who couldn’t glance at a mirror without seeing Churchill’s bulldog demeanor glowering back at him – insisted that it was the “destiny” of “this generation” to fight an apocalyptic war against radical Islam. Unlike his more equivocal comrades in the Republican branch of the War Party, Santorum made it clear that his preferred “exit strategy” for Iraq would be to invade (or at least bomb) Iran.

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Iran rejects US ‘ridiculous claims’

July 6, 2007
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Iran has strongly rejected the allegations by the US that the country is involved in the training, financing and arming of Iraqi insurgents. US officials have always been leveling ‘baseless and ridiculous’ accusations at Iran without providing any proof, Iran’s Mehr news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini on Monday as saying.


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Iran nuclear plant will not open before 2008: Russia

July 6, 2007
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Iran’s first nuclear power plant, which Russia is building in the town of Bushehr, will not be completed before 2008, Russia’s top nuclear official said Wednesday.


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Evidence Of Iranian Involvement In Iraq Attacks Faked

July 6, 2007
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Confederate Yankee this morning has a picture provided by Multi-National Corps-Iraq which purports to be of Iranian explosives seized in Iraq.

The Yankee accepts this provenance without question, but I think there are good reasons to look twice at it.


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‘Iran ready for all-out defense’

June 29, 2007
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Iran’s Majlis speaker says the nation is ready to defend its independence and territorial sovereignty against any military attack.

“The prospect of a war against Iran is very weak but it is possible that the US policy makers take such an unwise decision,” Gholam-Ali Hadad-Adel said Wednesday at a press conference.

“The Islamic Republic has never sought any confrontation (with other countries) but we are ready for an all-out defense of our independence and territorial sovereignty,” the Iranian lawmaker emphasized.


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US Congress bids to punish foreign oil firms linked to Iran

June 29, 2007
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US legislation aiming to punish foreign energy companies that do business with Iran took a step forward Tuesday as lawmakers attacked the Islamic republic’s nuclear drive and “terrorism.”The foreign affairs panel of the House of Representatives passed the proposed law by 37 votes to one, with Democrats and Republicans alike accusing Iran of using energy investment for nefarious ends.

“Foreign investment in Iran equals money for terrorism and attacks on Americans,” Democrat Gary Ackerman said.

“Investment in Iran’s petroleum sector enables that country to pursue nuclear weapons, to arm insurgents fighting American troops, and to underwrite Hezbollah and Hamas,” he said.


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Iran: US ‘biggest sponsor of terrorism’

June 27, 2007
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Iran’s defense minister has described the US neocons as the main enemies of democracy who resort to inhumane acts to crush independent nations.

Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar made the remarks at a meeting with the families of a group of Iranian high-ranking officials who were martyred in a terrorist attack in 1981.

The US-funded terrorist rings have launched tremendous attacks against Iran, including the assassination of Iranian officials on early days after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

He also cited the attack on an Iranian passenger plane in 1988 which killed 290 passengers and crew aboard as another example of US state-terrorism.


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US, Israel finalise Iran strike plan

June 22, 2007
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert visited Washington yesterday and met with US President George W. Bush to finalise plans for a joint US-Israel strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

President Bush hinted that actions against Iran will form the core of their discussion.

“I’m sure that we will find some time, also, to discuss other measures, such as the danger of Iran and the threats that come from the President of Iran, who talks time and again about the liquidation of the state of Israel, something that is totally intolerable and unacceptable,” he said. “And we have to continue the measures taken in order to stop the Iranian efforts to establish unconventional weapons.”

Talking to reporters at a joint press conference Bush once again re-iterated his position on military strikes against Iran by saying “I will tell you this, that my position hasn’t changed, and that is all options are on the table.”


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Bush: All options open regarding Iran

June 21, 2007
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President Bush has implied the possibility of future military action against the Islamic Republic by saying all options are on the table regarding Iran.

Speaking before a scheduled meeting with Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, President Bush told reporters, “My position hasn’t changed and that is that all options are on the table,” a standard phrase that does not exclude the use of force, according to AFP.


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Galloway on the Lie Ahmadinejad Called for Israel to be “Wiped Off the Map”

June 19, 2007
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George Galloway, member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, on his talkSPORT program, broadcast over the largest commercial radio station in Britain, continues to get the truth out. Indeed, Galloway’s program, according to UTV, has pulled in record call numbers and the highest ever ratings for its weekend slots, even pulling in more than the station’s Football First program. Go George!!


Iran slams terrorist attack on Samarra

June 14, 2007
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Iran’s President has slammed the terrorist attack on the holy shrines in the city of Samarra, blaming the occupiers for the ‘brutal act.’ “Unfortunately, under the aegis of the occupiers, the terrorists have once again bombed the holy shrines in Samarra and desecrated the sacred site,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday in Semnan.


Iran four years from atomic bomb, say experts

April 25, 2007
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Iran’s nuclear programme is facing such severe technical difficulties that it could take four years to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one bomb and eight years to deploy an operational nuclear weapon, experts say.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s announcement on April 9 that uranium enrichment on an “industrial scale” had begun was “misleading” and the time-scale for success is likely to be longer than early estimates suggested.


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