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Archive for July, 2007

In The Name Of Democracy

Posted by alanmirs on July 31, 2007


A Hawk’s Tale
As U.S. plans to sell arms to Saudi Arabia make waves in the Middle East, NEWSWEEK’s Kevin Peraino visits a Gaza arms dealer
" He took the rifle, a Chinese-manufactured Kalashnikov, and slid out the clip. "This is well made," he told me
 "Seventeen-hundred dollars each. If you need 50, I’ll bring them to you. While you’re drinking tea, I can get you 100. I am the No. 1 for weapons in Gaza." 
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Israel, Not Iran, is the Bad Boy of the Middle East

Posted by alanmirs on July 30, 2007


Kenya: Israel, Not Iran, is the Bad Boy of the Middle East

 

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OPINION
30 July 2007
Posted to the web 30 July 2007

Mohammad Raeisi
Nairobi

This is a response to the Israeli Ambassador to Kenya’s commentary titled ‘Iran behind the destabilising forces in the Middle East’ that appeared in The Standard on July 9.

Some clarifications are necessary. History is very clear that at the beginning of the 20th century, Palestine was a British colony and Israel did not exist. After the British Government issued the Balfor Declaration on November 2, 1917, and during the process of establishing of the regime, force was used to confiscate Palestinian territories and the rights of genuine inhabitants were violated

http://allafrica.com/stories/200707300333.html

 

 

 

 

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U.S. May Play Weapons Card In the Mideast

Posted by alanmirs on July 30, 2007


U.S. May Play
Weapons Card
In the Mideast

Potential Arms Sales
Meant to Check Iran,
Give Support to Iraq
By JAY SOLOMON
July 30, 2007; Page A6

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is intensifying efforts to increase military and diplomatic cooperation with Sunni Arab states as part of its strategy to contain Iran and strengthen the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118575345734681647.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

 

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Today, could united without central government and be grate again

Posted by alanmirs on July 30, 2007


 

The problem with the mankind is that he doesn’t listen to his own knowledge, and that I believe is because of his prejudice nature, last night a friend made statements and related the troubles in the weakness of culture, and yet Knowledgeable as he was pointing to the essence of all cultures  verses from Quran, Shams, Hafez, Saadi, and many others that I heard no more than twice in my lifetime, he mentioned a tail of an English wife reporting his husband’s crossing the red light the night before to the police, and the citation in the post the next morning

The tail I heard of Persian culture is that the promises kept by a hair of moustache

Persian History in verses

 

>The sands of time have always known

>That civilization which has grown

>In that plateau we call Iran

>Land of the lion, land of the sun

>Kourosh brought unmatched glory

>Dariush’s Persepolis told the lasting story

>Strength came from tolerance and freedom

>Justice and nobility flourished in this kingdom

>The greatest empire ever seen

>Their lasting legacy was unforeseen

>Masters of the world

>The Persians’ achievements must be told

>Wise words of Kourosh, baked on a cylinder of clay

>Respected foreign cultures, and their right to freely pray

>Women were respected, and slavery abolished

>Kourosh was Great, for the human rights he polished

 

 I believe Kourosh was the first profit who united truthful believers together to constitute ruling system, justice for every one, which was fruitful while it was

Merged, progressed to a way of life many possess through out of the vast region with the same culture, if they left alone the life of those who matters most, could be changed to a better one    

Today, could united without central government and be grate again

Astonished when I found the outlaw cultures in surrounding countries are kept so well

 As an independent nation one must join the majority and they haven’t changed after many years of culture ban

  

The Kurd, Baluch, Turkmen, progressively have been practicing their native cultures in Iran

Also as in many other parts, Fars keeps the Ashora alive and to demote the forebear unchangeable merged culture is rather self centred

  

 

 

 

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British press urges Brown to be frank with Bush

Posted by alanmirs on July 30, 2007


 
British press urges Brown to be frank with Bush
(AFP)

30 July 2007

LONDON – The British press on Monday backed the so-called “special relationship” between Britain and the United States, but urged Prime Minister Gordon Brown to be candid with US President George W. Bush

Blair was frequently lampooned by British commentators as a ”poodle” to Bush

His strong support for the United States hurt his image at home, not just in recent months over the Iraq war but also last summer when, like Bush, he refused to condemn Israel’s bombing of Lebanon

http://tinyurl.com/3cdhaf

 

 

 

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US: Saudi Arabia destabilising Iraq

Posted by alanmirs on July 30, 2007


US: Saudi Arabia destabilising Iraq
 

Khalilzad said that Saudi Arabia and other US friends were not doing enough to help Iraq [AP]

The US ambassador to the United Nations has accused Saudi Arabia and other US allies in the Middle East of undermining efforts to curb violence in Iraq.
 

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Coaching US troops on Iraqi culture

Posted by alanmirs on July 29, 2007


  Coaching US troops on Iraqi culture
 
 
US officials say the military is transforming to meet the changing face of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. BBC Arabic’s Roula Ayoubi reports on a new "cultural training" programme to improve US soldiers’ skills in dealing with local people

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6904842.stm

 

An armoured vehicle in a mock Iraqi town at a US military training facility (picture courtesy of the US military)

The US military has built two "Iraqi towns" in a California desert

 

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Report: IAEA technical delegation to visit Iran on Aug. 6

Posted by alanmirs on July 28, 2007


Report: IAEA technical delegation to visit Iran on Aug. 6
www.chinaview.cn 2007-07-28 22:57:36

 

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    TEHRAN, July 28 (Xinhua) — A technical delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit Iran on August 6, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-07/28/content_6444470.htm

 

 

 

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Amid Tensions with US, Iran’s Presence in Iraq Grows

Posted by alanmirs on July 25, 2007


Amid Tensions with US, Iran’s Presence in Iraq Grows

By Sam Dagher, Christian Science Monitor. Posted July 24, 2007.

Economic and political ties between Iran and Iraq are growing despite US criticism of Tehran’s "meddling."

At the second round of talks between Iranian and US diplomats here Tuesday, one message American Ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered was that the US wants Tehran to play a positive role in Iraq.

But ask many Iraqi Shiites, including Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and they say their neighbors are doing just that. In fact, economic ties between Iran and Iraq are growing in the face of US criticism of Tehran’s meddling, which includes arming militias. Such Iran-Iraq links are not only bolstered by common beliefs binding Shiite leaders but also, some experts say, by a US strategy to arm and support former Sunni insurgents – many of whom consider Shiites bitter foes – in the fight against Al Qaeda

http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/57837/?page=1

 

 

 

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Iran’s message is softly spoken, yet clear: It will enrich uranium

Posted by alanmirs on July 25, 2007


Iran’s message is softly spoken, yet clear: It will enrich uranium

By Anne Penketh in Tehran

Published: 25 July 2007 

Iran has issued its strongest signal to date that it will defy UN demands for a suspension of uranium enrichment – a possible route towards a nuclear bomb – threatening to respond to any further sanctions and accusing the Americans of "running away" from negotiations to end the crisis over the Iranian nuclear programme

 

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2798521.ece

 

 

 

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