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Friday, October 5, 2007POLITICS-IRAN: Islamist, Socialist Revolutions Don't MixAn attempt to rope in the son and daughter of the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara to forge a parallel between Iran’s Islamist revolution and the socialist revolution in Latin America through a four-day conference has ended in fiasco.
Americans Made Ahmadinejad A Victim, Strengthen Him At HomeFriday, September 28, 2007 The “performances” of the fanatic Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York during past days was the topics of the press around the world, mostly thanks to the surprising treatment of the Iranian President at the Columbia University in the one hand and the kicks he got from the American pro-Israeli-Jewish press and community on the other.
Iran's Plan for IraqSaturday, September 22, 2007 In March 2003, the United States made a strategic decision to send troops into Iraq and defeat the Saddam Hussein regime militarily. This decision is still being debated nationwide and internationally as to its legitimacy and rationality.
Khamenei is Right to WorryThursday, September 20, 2007 Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i, Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution, has announced that the commentary on (Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi) Rafsanjani's narrow victory and appointment as head of the Assembly of Experts is "misguided." He also claims it to be exploiting "natural differences" among Iran's leadership.
The Clock Is Set For Iranian Nuclear ActivitiesTuesday, September 18, 2007 Iran reacted on Monday with certain reserve to the latest statements of the French Foreign Affairs minister Bernard Kouchner, warning that the world must be prepared for a possible war with Tehran.
Islamic Brainwashing Will Not WorkSunday, September 16, 2007 What are the duties of a true believer on the first night of his burial? How did Ayatollah Dast-Ghayb achieve martyrdom? What was the name of the lion who cried over Imam Hussein's martyred corpse in the desert of Karbala?
The Day Will Come That Bush Is Tried: Ayatollah Khameneh’iFriday, September 14, 2007 Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i said on Friday that the American President George W. Bush must be tried in an independent international court for the “miseries” he brought to Iraq and the Iraqi people.
Did Israel Destroyed Iranian-Syrian Missile Production Facilities?Thursday, September 13, 2007
On Wednesday 5 September, Syria announced that its airspace had been violated by Israel.
Since then, strange things have happened: First and the strangest of all is the Syrian “mild” approach to the provocation. Ever since the raid on last Tuesday, Damascus had adopted a soft profile. It even did not ask for resolution or bold action by the United Nations against Israel when it presented the Security Council on Tuesday 11 September an official protest against the Jewish State. Except some angry rhetoric in the press and by some officials, including military generals warning Israel of “dire retaliation”, Syria remained cool.
Iran's HellTuesday, September 11, 2007 The media in the Gulf and in the rest of the Arab world have not covered the recent Iranian threats that were voiced by the naval commander of the Revolutionary Guard in which he warned that in the event of an American invasion, Iran would respond by turning the Gulf countries into "hell." They merely posted the news story without subjecting its content to any political, military, security or strategic analysis.
Ahmadi Nezhad’s Power Slipping in IranMonday, September 10, 2007 Two intriguing developments have unfolded in Iran over the past week: the election of a new Assembly of Experts Speaker on September 4 and the appointment of a new Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander in chief on September 1. Both suggest the growing power of former president [Ayatollah Ali] Akbar Rafsanjani, a powerful politician who is openly critical of President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad and his policies.
Jihad is a Justification of AggressionSaturday, September 8, 2007 The main difference between Islam and other conventional religions is that Islam is not only a religion, but a social order, a strict, disciplinary, and inflexible set of moral, ethics, rules, and even the most private aspects of privacy; therefore, Islam is a political entity: “al-Islam wal dawla” (Islam is the state).
Mr. Rafsanjani's Victory Is A Crushing Defeat For Ahmadi NezhadWednesday, September 5, 2007 The election of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as the new Speaker of the Assembly of Experts on Tuesday 4 September2007 might be the signal of important changes in the highest echelons of the political theocratic system of Iran and possibly a change – gradual though – in the regime’s so-called “revolutionary” approach to both domestic and international issues.
General Mohammad Ali Ja’fari Is Revolutionary Guards New C-in-C (Correction)Sunday, September 2, 2007 Important correction: In our dispatch of first of September about the nomination of general Ja'fari as the new Commander of the Revolutionary Guards, we mistakingly reported that General Mohammad Ali Ja'fari "was also deputy to the Secretary of the Supreme Council on National Security and as such, he took part in Iran-IAEA talks on nuclear activities and with the Americans on Iraq".
IPS apologise for the mistake, that was also made by other major news services and commentators, a mistake quickly observed and announced by the official Iranian news agency IRNA, correcting that the SCNS,s deputy Secretary is Mr. Mohammad Ja'fari, not Mohammad Ali (Aziz) Ja'afari.
Massacre of 1988 in IranSaturday, September 1, 2007 By 1988, there was nothing left of the relatively free atmosphere people acquired for a short period after the Iranian revolution of 1979. The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI)’s brutal machine of repression had already uprooted a great number of other thinkers.