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Iran leader urges summit boycott

Posted by alanmirs on October 13, 2007


Last Updated: Saturday, 13 October 2007, 14:15 GMT 15:15 UK

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7043174.stm

Iran leader urges summit boycott

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads the Eid al-Fitr prayer in Tehran
Ayatollah Khamenei has the final say on all state matters in Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has urged Muslim countries to boycott a planned US-sponsored Middle East peace conference next month.

He said the aim of the meeting was to bolster Israel’s position at the expense of the Palestinians

‘Mischievous deception’

During a sermon at a mosque in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Palestinians see the conference as a hoax which will bring them no benefit.

"How could other governments of the region approve of this conference? They should regard it a mischievous deception as well," he said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7043174.stm

 

 

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Former President Carter Says US Does Torture: “I Don’t Think It, I Know It”

Posted by alanmirs on October 13, 2007


 
 When asked if Bush is lying about torture, Carter said, "The president is self-defining what we have done and authorized in the torture of prisoners. Yes." 
Former President Jimmy Carter: US Does Torture,

 

 
 

 

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Bush Confronted With Woman Wearing T-Shirt That Read: “Your War Killed My Friend’s Son”

Posted by alanmirs on October 10, 2007


Bush Confronted With Woman Wearing T-Shirt That Read: "Your War Killed My Friend’s Son"
A 10th-grader asked Bush why he wouldn’t sit down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to negotiate a settlement of ongoing rhetorical hostilities

The president said he would have direct talks with Ahmadinejad only if Iran would forego its nuclear weapons program. Iran says it’s developing nuclear technology for peaceful purposes

"In other words, it’s his choice, not mine anymore," Bush said

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/64764/

 

 

 

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Brown aide plays down US talk of Iran threat

Posted by alanmirs on October 7, 2007


Brown aide plays down US talk of Iran threat

Neo-conservatives push Bush to make the case for war against Tehran

Mark Townsend and Peter Beaumont
Sunday October 7, 2007
The Observer

Diplomatic relations between Britain and the United States over Iran are under increasing strain after Gordon Brown’s special security adviser warned that American claims about Tehran’s military capability should be taken ‘with a pinch of salt’

As a new conservative campaign group with links to the White House prepares to make the case that Iran is a direct threat to the US, Patrick Mercer urged scepticism towards any US justification for strikes against the country

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2185477,00.html

 

 

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Bush must explain threat from Iran

Posted by alanmirs on October 6, 2007


Bush must explain threat from Iran
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to the United States provoked rumor mongers among neo-conservatives, Christian Zionists, and militant Zionists to claim Ahmadinejad is a threat to Middle East peace because he said "Israel must be wiped off the map." That’s a blatant lie designed to inflame hatred against Iran
 

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Our Most Important Mission: Prevent War with Iran

Posted by alanmirs on October 5, 2007


Our Most Important Mission: Prevent War with Iran

By Scott Ritter, Truthdig. Posted October 5, 2007.

If you think the Iraq war is a disaster, just wait until we start bombing Iran. The countdown to another war is both real and terrifying and it won’t be stopped so long as Iraq is in the spotlight

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From speculation to speculation, the case against the Quds Force by the Bush administration continues to lack anything in the way of substance. And yet the mythological Daqduq has become a launching platform for even graver speculation, fed by the media themselves, that the highest levels of leadership in Iran were aware of the activities of Daqduq and the Quds Force, and are thus somehow complicit in the violence. Not one shred of evidence was produced to sustain such serious accusations, and yet national media outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post both ran stories repeating these accusations

 

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Bush’s Agenda in Iran

Posted by alanmirs on October 3, 2007


The White House is using the same propaganda techniques to whip up popular opinion against Iran that it used four years ago against Iraq. Here’s the real story
 

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“Resisting the Drums of War”

Posted by alanmirs on October 3, 2007


"Resisting the Drums of War"
(above) describes how the misguided and destructive war in Iraq was promoted by targeting our concerns about vulnerability, injustice, distrust, superiority, and helplessness. The continued occupation of Iraq–or an attack on Iran–will likely be sold to us in much the same way. This video examines these warmongering appeals and how to counter them
"Dangerous Ideas: How Conservatives Exploit Our Five Core Concerns" (above) describes how today’s conservatives have used appeals to our core concerns about vulnerability, injustice, distrust, superiority, and helplessness in order to further a narrow ideological agenda that actually benefits very few while leaving most of us worse off

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