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Saturday, December 30, 2006Risks, Perils and Potential Disasters of 2007From the worsening of the Middle East to the worsening in the horn of Africa; from the potential of an Israeli-American attack on Iran to the overarching anarchy from a lack of global leaders with vision and influence, Patrick Seale offers a dire look at the problems in the New Year.
Wounded But Alive: Could Ahmadi Nezhad Become More Dangerous?Sunday, December 24, 2006 With the results of the twin elections held in Iran last week officially established, it is clear that the electorate have dealt the ultra-radical President Ahmadi Nezhad his first significant political defeat. Despite some attempt at spinning the results, it is clear that the electorate wanted to serve notice on Ahmadi Nezhad about its concerns over his populist domestic policy and poker-like foreign strategy.
Shadow Of SanctionsSaturday, December 23, 2006 We, as freedom-loving Iranians, can imagine that atom technology could be a task of a democratic regime in Iran, but we cannot come to the conclusion to end up creeping on the side of the undemocratic IRI.
The Reformers Are BackFriday, December 22, 2006 The vote in Iran for local posts and for the Assembly of Experts was the first ballot-box test for President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad. He did not receive high marks, Iranian-born member of German parliament Omid Nouripour told SPIEGEL ONLINE.
What The Muslim Nations Should Learn From The HolocaustWednesday, December 20, 2006 One day of 1994, I lived then in Ede, a small Dutch city, my stepsister came to pay a visit to me. She and I had both asked for asylum in Holland. I got it, not her. The obtaining of the right of sanctuary provided me the luck to be able to study. My stepsister didn't have this opportunity. In order to be admitted to study in the institute of higher education for which I applied for, I had to succeed three exams, one of language, one of civic education and one of history. It is during the session of preparation to the test of history that I have, for the first time, heard about the holocaust. I was 24 years old at that time, and my stepsister 21 years.
Circus Of Hate: The Holocaust Conference Shames IraniansSaturday, December 16, 2006 We have been telling the world that the present clique of Islamofascists ruling Iran is not Iranian in the world-view. And with each passing day fresh evidence supports our claim. The recent gathering of some of the world's fascists in Tehran, at the invitation of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Islamofascist President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad, provides further support to our claim.
In Iran, All Politics Is LocalThursday, December 14, 2006 When Iranians vote on Friday to elect more than 110,000 members to city and village councils across the country and also choose the 86 members of the powerful Experts Assembly, they may well be deciding the future course of Iran.
Double StandardsTuesday, December 12, 2006 Ever since the West began criticizing Iran’s nuclear program and its human rights records, officials of the Islamic Republic have used the above sentence more than any other to defend themselves. Very well! The West has double standards, but what about the Iranian regime?
“Dictator, Symbol of Discrimination, Get Lost” Students Told Ahmadi NezhadMonday, December 11, 2006 Hundreds of pro-reforms students burned pictures of hard line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad, booed him with chants of “Ahmadi Nezhad, symbol of discrimination and dictatorship” and threw firecrackers in an effort to disrupt his speech at a university on Monday, according to eyewitnesses and reports from several Iranian independent news agencies.
Don't Count On IranSunday, December 10, 2006 The real questions are these: What do we Americans say to the Iranians if we can get them to the table? What can they do in Iraq? What would they be willing to do in Iraq? And what will they want in return?
New terror-fatwaFriday, December 8, 2006 It started in Tabriz and Tehran with the organised demonstrations of the followers of the Islamic Republic of Iran against an Azeri writer, Rafiq Tagi, who wrote an article, “humiliating” Prophet Mohammad. The Azeri writer is accused of portraying Christianity and Europe as superior to Islam as and the Middle East. The fatwa calls for the death of the writer and also the person responsible for publishing his article. Another Iranian Mollah offers his house as a reward to anyone who executes the writer.
How Israel Lost to the IraniansThursday, December 7, 2006 In spite of the belligerent declarations of Iran's leaders - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated his mantra this week that he expects the Zionist entity to collapse in the near future - Iranian representatives are holding negotiations with Israeli representatives. These are not only indirect negotiations, but real meetings. These meetings have been going on for about two decades, and concern laborious international arbitration regarding the debts between the two nations.