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Iran to Give $50 million to Hamas-led Government

Elder of Ziyon was asking himself why Iran wasn’t financing publicly Hamas. Well, from The New York Times:

Iran said today that it would give $50 million in aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian government after the United States and the European Union froze their aid.

Iran’s foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, announced the donation on the last day of a pro-Palestinian conference here.

“We warn that if the aid is cut and if this continues in the near future, this land will witness a humanitarian disaster and the occupiers and their supporters will be responsible,” the ISNA student news agency quoted Mr. Mottaki as saying, alluding to Israel.

The European Union suspended its $600 million aid package and the United States a $400 million donation after Hamas’s unexpected electoral victory in January. The measures were aimed at increasing pressure on the militant Palestinian group to renounce violence and to recognize Israel.

Sooooooooooooo… the culprits of the humanitarian crisis are European Union and Unites States…And Iran is a humanitarian country

This world is full of idiots.

But as JihadWatch says:

Now we don’t approve of Hamas getting a penny from anyone. Still, this is $50 million that the Thug-In-Chief can’t use for his own galloping nuclear ambitions. And it’s also $50 million unspent by the United States or Western Europe — a small sum, but perhaps someday such sums will be put toward the defense against the global jihad.


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Did UBS help the Mullahs’ nuclear ambitions?

The Swiss bank UBS has become the latest casualty of raging "Iran fever" (¿? Sounds a little bit ironic and despective, doesn't it?) on Capitol Hill after key congressmen stepped up allegations that it had helped finance the Mullahs' nuclear ambitions in breach of US sanctions, and that it had once banked for Osama Bin Laden. Dana Rohrabacher, the chairman of a congressional inquiry into off-shore banking and terrorism, is mulling further hearings to determine whether UBS endangered world security by helping Iran through the illegal transfer of $440m (£253m) in US bank-notes in the 1990s.

"Iran at that time was facing a credit crunch. If the US was trying to restrict Iran's flow of income, but UBS was working to supplement it through loans and credits, then it seems to me the bank was working directly against the interests of the country that acted as one of the most important sources of business," he said in congressional hearings.

"Worse, UBS transferred US banknotes to Iran in violation of the very programme they were entrusted to run," he said.

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Iranian regime is going to execute “silently” a woman fearing International pressure

Haghighat-Pajooh murdered her "temporary husband" for attempted rape of her 15-year-old daughter, from her first marriage and in 1997 was charged with murder, by the misogynist Mullah judiciary and sentenced to death.
Haghighat-Pajooh was originally scheduled for execution in 2002 however due to international pressure the execution was stayed. Once again however, the Islamic Republic of Iran's high tribunal has reinstated the ruling and has every intention of seeing the execution through .
Her execution, is reportedly scheduled to take place by or before April 1st, which is the last day of the Persian New Year.
According to various received reports, the Islamic regime is planning to execute her quietly so that any ressure from the international human rights groups can be foiled. The Islamic regime, fearing any further protests and challenges by Iranian women, plans to use Haghighat-Pajooh's case in order to strike more fear and intimidation in the hearts of Iranian women.
Fatemeh's daughter appeals to all freedom-loving people around the world as well as international human rights groups for immediate attention to her mother's case

HT: Sugiero.

Gateway Pundit also mentions this.


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Security Council Fails To Reach Accord on Iran

The Security Council’s five permanent members and Germany failed to reach agreement at a meeting Monday on how to respond to the Iranian nuclear crisis but said they would forge ahead in the coming days to break the impasse.
The deadlock comes as U.S. and European officials confirmed that Britain had presented the United States with a paper outlining a possible diplomatic strategy to resolve the crisis, including new talks and concessions. But the British representative at Monday’s talks, John Sawers, said Britain had not made such a proposal at the meeting.
Undersecretary of State R. Nicholas Burns said the United States is not going to participate in direct negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue.
Top foreign policy coordinators for the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany issued a joint statement that echoed an agreement Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had reached with those five governments in January. The statement expressed “deep concern” that Iran has “failed to respond positively” to requests by the United Nations’ Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency to suspend its uranium enrichment activities and allow for more intrusive U.N. inspections of its nuclear energy program.

From the Washington Post

Iran must be very worried because of this “deep concern”.

At the same time, Victor Harel, the Israeli Ambassador in Spain has stated that

“Iran is an international danger” because of “its economic potential, the antisemitism of his President, Ahmadinejad, and its intentions of achieving nuclear weapons”.

He also added that is necessary that the EU, USA and Israel continue to be united in pointing Iran as an international danger and the “conclusive” diplomacy, because if that policy does not succed “we will enter a much more dangerous path”.

Accordingly to Iran Focus, not only Israel is going to be the target -being that grave enough-, but looks like Iran is making an alliance with the Al-Qaeda people living in Iran.

We should also read a very discouraging post from Sandmonkey. The comments are also worth reading.

And by the way, looks like BBC has signed a deal with Iran. In fact a HUGE ad campaign:

The publicity campaign will be in the form of advertisements introducing cultural, historical and development attractions of Iran,” said Deputy Head of ICHTF for Cultural and Communication Affairs Alireza Sajjadpour.

Talking to IRNA, he referred to BBC, CNN, Germany’s ZDF, al-Jazeera and al-Arabia as the international TV networks selected for introducing the tourist sites.

“We have signed a huge agreement with BBC,” he added. He, however, declined to cite the contracts’ details.

Are they going to talk about the mullahs and the human rights abuses? Are they going to speak about the women’s situation? I think it’s good that the internal situation of Iran is known abroad. But really, an ad campaign paid the ayatollahs is going to really show the real Iran? I just doubt it.We have only good news about the dissident Akbar Ganji, who is home at last: although he is very frail, he is more determined now to say what he said 6 years ago.

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Le Pen: No principle to forbid Iran using the nuclear technology for militar or civil purposes

“I do not know in the name of what principle we can forbid to an State the purpose of using the nuclear technology for militar or civil uses”, Le Pen says in an interview in an opinion article from the newspaper of his political party “Français d’abord”. “Why reproach Ahmadenijad what we have not reproached some others before him? WE haven’t made war against India, Pakistan or Israel (…) when these countries began using the nuclear technology for military uses”.

Well, any of these countries has menaced their neighbours with the total destruction as Iran has done…

“After the interventions of Iraq and Afghanistan, a war against Iran is needed so as to make oil supply more secure, also protect Israel and possibly a war of destruction against Islam, as it is the will of the evangelical falcons that control the USA institutions”, he continues.

Oh, yeah, France is totally apart from this problem. We have to remind him then of this words by Ahmadinejad?

“We are in the process of an historical war between the World of Arrogance [i.e. the West] and the Islamic world, and this war has been going on for hundreds of years. … The issue of this [World without Zionism] conference is very valuable. In this very grave war, many people are trying to scatter grains of desperation and hopelessness regarding the struggle between the Islamic world and the front of the infidels …

Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism? But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved…”

According to Le Pen, France is not menaced by this statement, so then France is not the West. Is it not? And of these others from Hassam Abbasi, a leading adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei?

We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization and for the uprooting of the Americans and the English. The global infidel front is a front against Allah and the Muslims, and we must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front by means of our suicide operations or by means of our missiles. There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them.”

But it is not only the US that Abbasi wants to take on and humiliate. He has described Britain as “the mother of all evils”. In his lecture he claimed that the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and the Gulf states were all “children of the same mother: the British Empire.” As for France and Germany, they are “countries in terminal decline”, according to Abbasi.

“Once we have defeated the Anglo-Saxons the rest will run for cover,” he told his audience.

Looks like they are not even considering France (and Germany) as a real danger fot their purposes. Chirac -my good opinion of him is lost some time ago because of his treatment to Islamist dictatorships…-, however, menaced terrorists with French nuclear bombs. Looks like France is also feeling threatened, whatever this fascist says.

But we continue with Le Pen:

In the same text, Le Pen also suggests that the recent international clash about the cartoons, is linked to the Teheran: ” They need to make a climate suitable for war against Iran, and what’s better than a very good international problem and about Islam”.

It’s curious what he says, mainly because it was precisely Iran (and Abu Laban) that revived the cartoons issue when they saw that it was likely to be sent to the UN Security Council the nuclear cuestion and to prove they were the leaders of the Umma (Islamic nation) and not Saudi Arabia (link in Spanish). And of course, we have also the importance of the Muslim Brotherhood, just an in Hamas‘ issue.

But Iran has not been the only Muslim country to profit iself of the cartoons story: Saudi Arabia and Lybia have also used them for their own goals.

(Article by Le Pen in Occidentalis -in French-).

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Iran: clear menace, difficult solution

Iran is at this day and according to Bush the most important menace USA (and the rest of world, I add) has to face. Not only there are reports of Iran sending weapons to Iraq that even can penetrate the military armours, but also, according to Bush, some of the most powerful explosive devices now seen in Iraq come from Iran.
Vital Perspective offers us the Hans Blix perspective on this matter:

Dr. Hans Blix, the former UN Chief Weapons Inspector, does not believe the IAEA has the hard evidence Iran intends to build a nuclear bomb or that Iran has violated the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. What Blix fails to grasp is that the nature of the regime is secretive, and the world cannot afford to wait for hard evidence of a nuclear weapons program to come in the form of a missile test.

His perspective is rather different than that of John Bolton‘s:

“The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, on Wednesday compared the threat from Iran’s nuclear programs to the September 11 terror attacks on the United States.

“Just like September 11, only with nuclear weapons this time, that’s the threat. I think that is the threat,” Bolton told ABC News’ Nightline program.

“I think it’s just facing reality. It’s not a happy reality, but it’s reality and if you don’t deal with it, it will become even more unpleasant.”

Winds of Change thinks that there is not going to be any invasion of Iran, and that it’s unlikely that the mullah regime will anounce the termination of its nuclear weapons program. Also, they think that the mullahs already have the bomb made with North Korean plutonium. The Times reported some months ago that “North Korea’s plutonium pile” attracted Iran:

The belief that Iran and North Korea are talking about plutonium stems from a recently reported offer of oil and gas from Tehran in exchange for nuclear technology.

The discovery by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2004 that North Korea had sold an estimated 1.7 tons of uranium to Libya established a precedent for the sale and showed how hard it is to stop, diplomats say.

So the problem remains intact: what to do with Iran? Israpundit quotes Bohlinger saying:

Military strikes would be a godsend for the regime in Iran, especially the hardliners that the United States most fears. Targeted strikes on several key installations might indeed disrupt the nuclear program, but again these would generate immense consequences for the US and its allies. Military strikes would create ill-will from ordinary Iranians and extend indefinitely the lifetime of the regime. Such strikes also would not be enough to topple the regime and no government now has the manpower or will for such an occupation.

To the degree that military strikes would be successful and would manage to destabilize the regime, US foreign policy would be faced with a vortex of anarchy stretching from Islamabad to Damascus. The internal chaos in Iran in the early 1980s showed how deep and virulent Iran’s ideological divisions can be. All of these divisions could be strengthened or influenced by elements outside of Iran were the regime to collapse. This, coupled with the potential for ethnic unrest from the almost 50% of Iran that is not Persian, could lead the country into a long civil war. Furthermore, even if a stable regime were to emerge, there is no guarantee that it would be a more responsible international citizen.

I do not agree with him though in other things, mainly that the main worry of USA is the undermining of its influence in the region, and the consequently growing of Iran’s. The problem here is a) Iran has menaced Israel with “wiping it off the map” and US. b) the mullah regime is an autocratic one that violates repeatedly the human rights and so just for the Mullahs does not matter how much the citizens are going to suffer or how much of them will die. c) Iran sponsors Hizbollah and other terrorists movement in the world. So, really only US should be worried about a nuclear Iran?

No, all the world should be worried.

Even the regime thinks that the military strikes are not impossible. As Krishna from A Deeper Look reports:

Iran’s leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West over their illicit nuclear programme, the Sunday Telegraph has been told. The complex of rooms and offices beneath the Abbas Abad district in the north of the capital is designed to serve as a bolthole and headquarters for the country’s rulers as military tensions mount.

The construction of the complex is part of the regime’s plan to move more of its operations beneath ground. The Revolutionary Guard has overseen the development of subterranean chambers and tunnels – some more than half a mile long and an estimated 35ft high and wide – at sites across the country for research and development work on nuclear and rocket programmes.

The number of people against the regime grows everyday. Today, for example, it’s been reported that 1000 workers from the Kerman coal mines have gone on strike; that approximately 150 workers of the Miral Glass factory have not been paid for more that 11 months set the factory on fire, that 300 workers from Iran Auto factory gathered in a protest, that hundreds of workers from the Sangrood mines have remained unpaid for 13 months.

StrategyPage contends that it is unlikely the Iranian regime can be changed from within, as the mullahs have shown that they will massacre peaceful opposition.

Anyway, Bolton has said about the conversations the mullah want to have with US, that “There are still areas of disagreement… but I am very encouraged”. Secretary of State Rice has called Iran also to resume negotiations, and, at the same time she has called the country a “central banker of terrorism”.

And that is another problem: the Iranian sponshorship to terrorist organizations. According to the Counterterrorism Blog, the Lebanese army is asisting its Hizbollah allies to squeeze Al-Qaeda elements out of the Southern Lebanon. Whatever their intentions, the suspects of the Al-Qaeda attack in Israel, who have been arrested by the Lebanese army, have testified about the success of Al-Qaeda in the region. The future of this “war” will depend on the next steps the Syrian and Iranian Governments will take.

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Norwegian company dumped Danish boats to land deal with Iranian port authority

The reason; cannot you guess it? hmm, no? really? well, er…. the reason is … the publishing of the Mohammed cartoons. Was not Norway a secularised country? Er, not from Islamists I presume.

HT: Agora:

Båtservice Verft in Mandal had to cut out Danish supplier to land big contract with the port authority of Iran

Dumped Danish boats
This time around the shipyard has been tasked with building nine pilot vessels for the port authority of Iran. The contract is estimated to be worth 110 Millions NOK.

“Iranian authorities view Norway as a good country to collaborate with,” Bjørn Fjellhaugen opines.

Though the contract was signed as the Norwegian flag was burning in the Middle East, that wasn’t a problem [at the negotations].

“It’s worse for the Danes. They have problems. I had, among other things, some Danish rubber boats included in the Pilot Vessel project. I had to put in Zodiacs instead, Fjellhaugen says to Dagens Næringsliv.

Good Reputation in Sudan
Fjellhaugen is currently in negotiations with the government of Sudan for an order of several Towboats. The efforts of former Secretary for Foreign Aid, Hilde Frafjord Johnson, to create peace in the country has given [Norwegians] a very good reputation in the country, according to Fjellhaugen.

The Båtservice group last year had a turnover of 280 Million NOK with a surplus of 9 Million NOK before taxes and employs 360 people.

Good reputation in Sudan and Iran. Damps out the Danes. Well, it’s logical: 70% of his business is in Muslim countries (link in Norwegian). Er, looks like money is not secularised. he, he…

HT: Eurabian News. Also commenting on this issue:, The Nordish Portal (where I read Mullah Krekar is likely to be expelled to Iraq soon: I do not know if those are good news or not. I mean, Iraq does not need another foolish imam/fatwa maker, they have enough with Al-Sadr. Mainly, when the rest are decreeing the spilling of innocent Iraqi blood).

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