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Sniper or biker?

Check out this piece from Ynet news: (…) she was not affiliated with any political camp. “Neda’s goal was not Mousavi or Ahmadinejad, but her homeland. It was important to her that the homeland advance a step forward.” Neda Sultani was shot by a Besij snipers, who were apparently riding on motorcycles, on Amir Abad Street in Tehran on Saturday. The video that has been circulating on the Internet, making

Unambiguous statement on Iran situation by President Hugo Chavez

Al-Manar reports: “We call on the world to respect Iran because there are attempts to undermine the strength of the Iranian revolution,” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in his weekly radio and television address on Sunday. “President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s triumph was a triumph all the way. They are trying to stain Ahmadinejad’s triumph and through that weaken the government and the Islamic revolution. I know they will not succeed,” Chavez

Unambiguous statement on Iran situation by President Hugo Chavez

Al-Manar reports: “We call on the world to respect Iran because there are attempts to undermine the strength of the Iranian revolution,” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in his weekly radio and television address on Sunday. “President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s triumph was a triumph all the way. They are trying to stain Ahmadinejad’s triumph and through that weaken the government and the Islamic revolution. I know they will not succeed,” Chavez

The power of the “Basij Thug” (UPDATED!)

The War of Words: The “Basij” is a paramilitary organization founded by Ayatollah Khomeini which is subordinated to the “Pasdaran” (Army of the Guards of the Islamic Revolution – a very powerful elite military force independent from the Iranian armed forces) and which was used in major assault operations during the Iran-Iraq war. Nowadays, the Basij are an auxiliary force for emergency situation which range from disaster management to law

The power of the “Basij Thug” (UPDATED!)

The War of Words: The “Basij” is a paramilitary organization founded by Ayatollah Khomeini which is subordinated to the “Pasdaran” (Army of the Guards of the Islamic Revolution – a very powerful elite military force independent from the Iranian armed forces) and which was used in major assault operations during the Iran-Iraq war. Nowadays, the Basij are an auxiliary force for emergency situation which range from disaster management to law

Mousavi’s untenable complaint

by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi for Middle-East online I am a political scientist not a lawyer but after 8 grueling years of self representing in a civil conspiracy case against Harvard University all the way to the US Supreme Court, I have learnt how to separate hearsay from scentilla of evidence from hard evidence, which is what is needed, and plenty of that, in order to overturn a national, tightly monitored

Mousavi’s untenable complaint

by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi for Middle-East online I am a political scientist not a lawyer but after 8 grueling years of self representing in a civil conspiracy case against Harvard University all the way to the US Supreme Court, I have learnt how to separate hearsay from scentilla of evidence from hard evidence, which is what is needed, and plenty of that, in order to overturn a national, tightly monitored

Iranian Elections: The ‘Stolen Elections’ Hoax

by Prof. James Petras for GlobalResarch.ca “Change for the poor means food and jobs, not a relaxed dress code or mixed recreation… Politics in Iran is a lot more about class war than religion.” Financial Times Editorial, June 15 2009 Introduction There is hardly any election, in which the White House has a significant stake, where the electoral defeat of the pro-US candidate is not denounced as illegitimate by the

Iranian Elections: The ‘Stolen Elections’ Hoax

by Prof. James Petras for GlobalResarch.ca “Change for the poor means food and jobs, not a relaxed dress code or mixed recreation… Politics in Iran is a lot more about class war than religion.” Financial Times Editorial, June 15 2009 Introduction There is hardly any election, in which the White House has a significant stake, where the electoral defeat of the pro-US candidate is not denounced as illegitimate by the

Are the Iranian Election Protests Another US Orchestrated ‘Color Revolution’?

by Paul Craig Roberts for Information Clearing House A number of commentators have expressed their idealistic belief in the purity of Mousavi, Montazeri, and the westernized youth of Terhan. The CIA destabilization plan, announced two years ago (see below) has somehow not contaminated unfolding events. The claim is made that Ahmadinejad stole the election, because the outcome was declared too soon after the polls closed for all the votes to

Are the Iranian Election Protests Another US Orchestrated ‘Color Revolution’?

by Paul Craig Roberts for Information Clearing House A number of commentators have expressed their idealistic belief in the purity of Mousavi, Montazeri, and the westernized youth of Terhan. The CIA destabilization plan, announced two years ago (see below) has somehow not contaminated unfolding events. The claim is made that Ahmadinejad stole the election, because the outcome was declared too soon after the polls closed for all the votes to

Gucci leader open letter to the Iranian people

Found on the FOX News website: The following is the translated text of a letter purportedly from Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi to the Iranian people, posted on Flickr.com Sunday. ——————————— My Fellow Compatriots, From all over the country complaints of irregularities of this election have reached me. I am confident that this outpour of complaint is being sent not because of me but because of a concern that

Gucci leader open letter to the Iranian people

Found on the FOX News website: The following is the translated text of a letter purportedly from Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi to the Iranian people, posted on Flickr.com Sunday. ——————————— My Fellow Compatriots, From all over the country complaints of irregularities of this election have reached me. I am confident that this outpour of complaint is being sent not because of me but because of a concern that

The Guccis have abandoned their legal challenge

I have it from a very good source that Mousavi and Karroubi have not showed up at a meeting of the Guardian Council which was to investigate their claims. Only Rezae was present. Since they were not present to present their case, the Guardian Council will most likely declared that it cannot proceed with the case. In sum – the Guccis have dropped the facade of legality. As predicted, the

The Guccis have abandoned their legal challenge

I have it from a very good source that Mousavi and Karroubi have not showed up at a meeting of the Guardian Council which was to investigate their claims. Only Rezae was present. Since they were not present to present their case, the Guardian Council will most likely declared that it cannot proceed with the case. In sum – the Guccis have dropped the facade of legality. As predicted, the

Important speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah about the recent elections in Lebanon

The speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the ceremony held in Sayyed Ashuhada Compound in Beirut Southern Suburbs on Wednesday June 17, 2009 to honor the electoral machineries in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and the North I take refuge in Allah from the stoned devil. In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the world. Peace be on

Important speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah about the recent elections in Lebanon

The speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the ceremony held in Sayyed Ashuhada Compound in Beirut Southern Suburbs on Wednesday June 17, 2009 to honor the electoral machineries in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and the North I take refuge in Allah from the stoned devil. In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the world. Peace be on

Guccis bomb Imam Khomeini shrine

Press TV reports: Two people have been killed and eight others have been injured in a suicide bombing attack on the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in southern Tehran. The suicide bomber was also killed in the blast that rocked the northern wing of the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, on Saturday, Tabnak reported. The injured pilgrims have been taken to hospitals.

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