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Archive for December, 2006

The Rush to Hang Saddam Hussein

Posted by alanmirs on December 29, 2006


He should be silenced!

The public record is bulging with the lengthy litany of his vile and unforgivable atrocities: genocidal assaults against the Kurds; aggressive wars against Iran and Kuwait; use of internationally banned weapons like nerve gas; systematic torture of countless thousands of political prisoners

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/29/opinion/29fri1.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

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Double standards

Posted by alanmirs on December 28, 2006


Barricade building cross borders with Mexico is honorable

Building roads to help next door neighbor thousands of years of connected history helping both country’s securities is taboo

Two years ago, foreign engineers built a new highway through the desert of western Afghanistan, past this ancient trading post and on to the outside world. Nearby, they strung a high-voltage power line and laid a fiber-optic cable, marked with red posts, that provides telephone and Internet access to the region, New York Times Reported on Wednesday

The modernization comes with a message. Every 5 to 10 miles, road signs offer quotations from the Koran. "Forgive us, God," declares one. "God is clear to everyone," says another. A graceful mosque rises roadside, with a green glass dome and Koranic inscriptions in blue tile. The style is unmistakably Iranian 

http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=106629  

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Three views on Iran, one of them dubious

Posted by alanmirs on December 28, 2006


Even if it does not change the end result significantly, there are some points in this crisis on which Iran is right
In spite of Israeli Prime Minister Olmert’s openly admitting that his country possesses nuclear weapons, the world says nothing
But when it comes to Iran, the “suspicion” that it will use peaceful nuclear activities for nuclear weapons is enough for sanctions
http://www.zaman.com/?bl=columnists&alt=&trh=20061228&hn=39552

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Iran and North Korea Show the Limits of Sanctions

Posted by alanmirs on December 27, 2006


Analysis: In both cases, the U.S. managed to achieve diplomatic consensus only after the sanctions imposed were considerably watered down. And neither case looks likely to work

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As a matter of fact this conference was in line of peace

Posted by alanmirs on December 16, 2006


HASAN SARBAKSHIA / AP
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets with participants of a conference on the Holocaust, as two anti-Zionist Rabbis sit at foreground, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.

 
for the past 60 years, the Palestinian people have been suppressed using the Holocaust as the pretext. If the issue of the Holocaust became clear, the issue would be solved

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Iran opens conference to discuss evidence of Holocaust

Posted by alanmirs on December 13, 2006


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The international law

Posted by alanmirs on December 11, 2006


 
The American plot to break the international
 law
 "There is nothing that proves involvement in a clandestine weapons program, and there is very little out there at all that even connects people to a clandestine weapons program," said one official familiar with the intelligence on Iran. Like others interviewed for this story, the official insisted on anonymity when discussing the use of intelligence.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16145583/

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conspiracy

Posted by alanmirs on December 10, 2006


Make no mistake about it, sir, I understand how bad it is, I talk to the families who die," Mr Bush went on, leaning forward past his podium to hammer home his point with a string of trademark malapropisms.
The Scotsman Fri 8 Dec 2006

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) jokes as...

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) jokes as British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) reacts during a joint press conference December 7, 2006 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House in Washington, DC. Bush and Blair had a breakfast meeting to discuss the current situation in Iraq. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1822782006

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Israeli Official Discusses Iran and His Controversial Agenda

Posted by alanmirs on December 8, 2006


Israeli Official Discusses Iran and His Controversial Agenda

Tomer Appelbaum/BauBau

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s minister for strategic affairs, has advocated redrawing Israel’s borders to create culturally homogeneous states.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/07/world/middleeast/07mideast.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

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Dueling Views on Diplomacy Pit Baker Against Rice

Posted by alanmirs on December 8, 2006


Published: December 8, 2006

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 — Many of the blistering critiques of the Bush administration contained in the Iraq Study Group’s report boil down to this: the differing worldviews of Baker versus Rice.

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President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain held a news conference at the White House, during which Mr. Bush discussed the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.

The Reach of War

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Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III was the architect of the “new diplomatic offensive” in the Middle East that the commission recommended Wednesday as one of its main prescriptions for extracting the country from the mess in Iraq. Ever since, he has been talking on television, to Congress and to Iraqis and foreign diplomats about how he would conduct American foreign policy differently. Very differently.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/08/world/middleeast/08diplo.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

 

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