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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:49 pm    Post subject: Pentagon admits 190,000 weapons missing in Iraq Reply with quote

Pentagon admits 190,000 weapons missing in Iraq

By Rupert Cornwell in Washington
Published: 07 August 2007
Some 190,000 assault rifles and pistols supplied by the US to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005 have gone missing, according to a report issued here yesterday, and may have fallen into the possession of insurgents.

The embarrassing disclosure, by the watchdog Government Accountability office (GAO), means that the Pentagon does not know what happened to roughly a third of the arms it has provided to train and equip Iraqi forces - an effort whose success is crucial to restoring some semblance of order in the country.

The "lost" arms include 80,000 pistols as well as an estimated 110,000 of the Soviet-made AK-47 assault rifles, many of them originating in eastern Europe, especially the former Yugoslavia. A recent Amnesty International report claims that, in 2004 and 2005, more than 350,000 AK-47s and similar weapons were removed from Bosnia and Serbia by private contractors working for the Pentagon and sent to Iraq, with the approval of local Nato and European commanders.

In addition, some 135,000 pieces of body armour and 115,000 helmets have also vanished, again perhaps to end up in the hands of insurgents. So far, the US has spent more than $19bn (£9.3bn) on developing Iraqi security forces, including almost $3bn on weapons.

According to the GAO, the distribution of the weaponry was "haphazard and rushed," and failed to follow established procedures - accusations the Pentagon does not dispute.

But the affair could be even more problematic for the White House, given that, during the two years under scrutiny, the programme was headed by General David Petraeus, now the top US commander in Iraq, in charge of the current troop "surge". President George Bush now lauds his talents on an almost daily basis, as the man who will finally give the US the upper hand against the insurgents.

The GAO arrived at its figures by comparing the property records of the Multi-National Security Transition Command for Iraq against records kept by General Petraeus of the arms and equipment he ordered. The Pentagon says it is now reviewing procedures "to ensure US-funded equipment reaches the intended Iraqi security forces."

But the controversy fits into a now familiar pattern of mistakes made by the US in Iraq, dating back to the initial failure to secure arms caches found in Iraq immediately after the 2003 invasion, and which merely fuel the insurgency the Americans are trying to stamp out. In this case, says the GAO, the military was "consistently unable" to collect supporting documents showing the weapons had been sent to and received by the intended parties.

There were also "numerous mistakes due to incorrect manual entries". But the military argues that the situation on the ground was so urgent, and the agency responsible for recording the transfers of arms so short staffed, that field commanders had little choice in the matter. "We could have held on to them until every bit of a logistical and property accountability system was in place," one unidentified officer told The Washington Post, which first reported on the missing arms yesterday. Or, he continued, "we could issue them in bulk on some occasions, to the US elements supporting Iraqi units who were needed in the battles." In Fallujah, the scene of fierce fighting in late 2004, one recently created Iraqi brigade dissolved and later used its weapons against American forces.

The GAO findings will be grist for the mill of opponents of the war, less than six weeks before the scheduled report to Congress by General Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, Washington's envoy in Baghdad, on whether the "surge" is succeeding.

That report may be a watershed moment for Iraq policy here. With public patience with the war all but exhausted, and elections barely a year away, many Republicans loyal to Mr Bush have hinted that, barring cast-iron evidence the "surge" is working, they will no longer support the war.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Bush differs with Karzai on Iran Reply with quote


President George W. Bush and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan speaking at a news conference on Monday at Camp David, Maryland. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Bush differs with Karzai on Iran
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg Published: August 7, 2007

CAMP DAVID, Maryland: President George W. Bush and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, close allies in fighting terrorism, found much to agree on as they completed a two-day meeting here on Monday, with one major exception: the role of Iran in Afghanistan.

Karzai characterized Iran as "a helper" in a CNN interview broadcast Sunday. But when the two men greeted reporters here on Monday, Bush pointedly disagreed, saying, "I would be very cautious about whether the Iranian influence in Afghanistan is a positive force."

Iran has sent workers to Afghanistan to provide aid to villages, but American officials contend that Tehran is also funneling weapons into the country. Bush has long viewed Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism, and is deeply suspicious of its nuclear ambitions, a view he reiterated Monday even as he said he was "willing to listen" to Karzai's position.

"The president knows best about what's taking place in his country, and of course, I'm willing to listen," Bush said. "But from my perspective, the burden of proof is on the Iranian government to show us that they're a positive force."

It was a rare moment of daylight between the American and Afghan leaders. President Bush has been trying to shore up Karzai, who faces a host of challenges, including a resurgent Taliban, a booming opium trade, government corruption and the threat of Al Qaeda. A recent national intelligence estimate concluded that the Qaeda network had reconstituted itself in the mountainous territory along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Karzai said the session would focus on "how we can carry on the fight against terrorism in both countries."

Bush, meanwhile, declined to answer directly on Monday when asked about his strategy for hunting down Qaeda leaders, and whether he would consult Musharraf before deploying the military to pursue "actionable intelligence" against them. "I'm confident, with real actionable intelligence, we will get the job done," Bush said.

Agree with President Bush for rejecting Karzai regarding Islamist regime in Iran.

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President Bush calls Iranian leadership "big disappointment"
Mon. 06 Aug 2007
CAMP DAVID, Maryland (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Monday called Iran's leadership a "big disappointment" for the Iranian people and said Tehran continues to defy the international community over its nuclear ambitions.

"The people of Iran could be doing a lot better than they are today," Bush said after talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. "Because of the actions of this government the country is isolated and we will continue to work to isolate it."

He said Iran had been a destabilizing influence in the region, a reference to accusations by Washington that Tehran has been supporting militants in Iraq and questions about whether it was also sending weapons across the border to Afghanistan.

The U.N. Security Council has imposed two rounds of sanctions since December on Iran for failing to halt uranium enrichment. A third sanctions resolution is being considered.

Western powers suspect Iran is seeking to acquire a nuclear weapon but Tehran insists its nuclear program is solely aimed at producing electricity.

Bush said it was up to the Iranians to show they were a stabilizing force in the region and not trying to undermine the new governments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"I believe it is in the interests of all of us that we have an Iran that tries to stabilize not destabilize, an Iran that gives up its weapons ambitions and therefore we are working to that end," Bush said.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:42 pm    Post subject: Shameful Meeting With Terror Masters Reply with quote

What was the Secretary Rice's logic for her actions regarding Majid Kavousifar who was detained at the US Embassy, turned over to UAE Police who in turn handed him over to Mullah's agents for Torture and Execution?

What is Condi Rice answer to the mother of one of the victim men (Mr. Hussein Kavoussi-Far) cried out: "God, please give me back my son."?
Why Condi Rice Is Becoming The Symbol Of Failures For State Dept. and Bush Admin?
Why FREE Iran Activists Reject Rice's Cold War Model and Her Bad Dream For Iran?

1- According to VOA on Thursday, August 2, 2007 Mr. Majid Kavoussi-Far was detained at the US Embassy, turned over to UAE Police who in turn handed him over to Mullah's agents. According to the information below by Yari, Condi Rice's State Dept. bad policy direction resulted in public executions of two Iranian Heros Mr. Hussein Kavoussi-Far and Mr. Majid Kavoussi-Far by the killing machines of the Mullah's in Iran! and According to BBC report:
The mother of one of the victim men cried out: "God, please give me back my son."
Majid Kavousifar waved to his nephew shortly before being hanged.
Activists are considering the executions of the condemned men and women in public and in front of their family members as crime against humanity and should become International Law in future.
What is Condi Rice answer to the mother of one of the condemned men cried out: "God, please give me back my son."?

YariLosAngeles wrote:


Thank you for keeping double standards. Thank you for handing over Hussein and Majid Kavoussi-Far to the killing machines of the Mullah's in Iran!

Knowing damn well the fate awaits them in Mullah's hands. They were tortured until the last moment. But they died as a hero!

2- US State Dept. Shameful Meeting With Islamist Mafia Occupiers of Iran Terror/Torture Master In Iraq With Possible Hidden Agenda Against Freedom-loving Iranian People (When Rice Is Dancing With Axis Of Evil then What Rice and those who support her view should be called?)

Mr. Shahriar Fathi, Yari, Ambassador Hashem Hakimi and Great Majority of Free Iran Activists Condemn The Shameful Meeting Between US State Dept. and Taazi Mullahs Islamist Mafia Terrorist Occupiers of Iran, Terror/Torture Master and Axis Of Evil With Possible Hidden Agenda Against Freedom-loving Iranian People .....

Source: http://www.activistchat.com/FreeIranActivistRejectUsMeetingInIraq.doc

3- Must See Photos Of Public Execution and Watch Video From Iran, While Condi Rice has been Secretary Of State The Human Rights Voilations In Iran has become worse and Islamist Mafia Occupiers Of Iran just carried out the largest wave of executions since 1984

4- Rejecting Rice's New Cold War Model Plan and Arms Race Based on Simple Rules For Evaluating Policy and Strategy
Our future expectations from policy makers and leadership are defined with new set of test cases for foreign policy evaluation criteria to be able to measure success and failure results more easily. Our recommended test cases and criteria are based on Cyrus The Great Spirit, the American founding fathers vision, spirit of freedom, US constitution and defined as follows:

4:1- Have a secular democracy purpose
4:2- Have a Human Rights purpose
4:3- Have a Free Society purpose
4:4- Have a primary effect to increase freedom at global level.
4:5- Have the element of War Of Ideas to expand public awareness, education and expansion of truth.
4:6- Have an element of Freedom of Choice
4:7- Applying the U.S.A. Supreme Court accepted "Lemon test," to foreign policy decisions, strategy and conduct. According to the "Lemon test," in order to be constitutional, a law or public act must: a) Have a secular purpose. b) Have a primary effect that neither advances nor inhibits religion. c) Not result in excessive governmental entanglement with religion.
4:8- Move towards better unified global fair Justice System.
4:9- Separation Of Oil and State, Separation Of Blood Oil and Human Rights, Separation Of Blood Oil and Free Society, Separation Of Blood Oil and Secular Democracy and Stop Global Warming.

Selling Advanced Weapons to countries that have not been able to establish Free Society, Secular Democracy, Human Rights ... is very bad policy for United States long term national interest .... Washington leadership is making another very bad mistakes to please Arms Sales lobbyist .... Washington officials are forgetting the facts about the origin of 9-11 Terrorists and over 90% of Arabs are against USA .... This is called Milking Strategy without helping Iranian people to change the Islamist regime ....

Due to the facts that President Bush Admin has no commitments to Secularism and very low level of commitments to apply the 5 basic elements in every day decision making process, therefore we should expect more failures. The 5 basic elements: Have a secular democracy, Human Rights, Free Society, Stop Global Warming elements and Support to remove all Religious and ideological based Governments as a main source of creating fear society and Terror in past 28 years (for example no Iran Islamist regime change policy).

5- Condi Rice Failed All The Test Cases For The Cause Of Freedom, Secular Democracy, Free Society, The Cause Of Liberation from Islamist Mafia Tyranny, Human Rights, Women Rights For Détente With Islamist Mafia Terror Masters and Appeasing Mullahs ….

6- For More Details By Former Top U.S.A Officials and Truth:

7- Why International Law has not been applied on 2004 Kazemi case. Kazemi Petition: Expel Islamic Clerical Regime of Iran from The UN For Killing a Canadian Photojournalist, and Call For Free Referendum In Iran! [ActivistChat]

8- What Shameful "UNJUST LAW" Allowed Ahmadinejad to travel outside Iran? INTERPOL HAS THE BIG FILE on Ahmadinejad for Crimes Against Humanity and International Terrorism:
8-a- Ahmadinejad plotted many dissident's murder and was directly involved in the 1989 assassination of Iranian exile Kurdish opposition leader Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou and two other Kurdish politicians in Vienna, Austria. A murderer and Terrorist is not a representative of freedom-loving Iranian Nation. 8-b- According to Ahmadinejad himself, he has executed over 1000 freedom-loving Iranian people in the prison and he was known as “Tir Khalas Zan”, literally meaning “he who fires coup de grace”. Female political prisoners raped by Ahmadinejad…. 8-c- Ahmadinejad is responsible for “Lovers of Martyrdom Garrison” in Iran that would recruit individuals willing to carry out suicide operations against Western targets. Do not allow this Terrorist to put his foot on US soil and enter UN. 8-d- Ahmadinejad played a central role in the seizure of the United States embassy in Tehran in November 1979 and he was key American hostage-taker for the 444-day.
By What UNJUST LAWS US State Dept. and UN allowed this Brutal Man, Thug, Terror and Torture Master, International Criminal to put his feet on US soil and attended the UN General Assembly in New York twice?
How come they did it with MAJID KAVOUSSIFAR in UAE. Why the INTERPOL has not arrested Ahmadinejad outside Iran yet? Where is the justice and fairness?

Related References, Articles And Comments:

Sakharov wrote:

Source: http://www.aip.org/history/sakharov/
The connection Sakharov saw between the violation of human rights and international violence has become increasingly recognized. Scholars find that nations with broad and solid political rights (that is, democracies) have rarely if ever warred on one another. But repression at home often leads to conflict abroad. See this essay (S. Weart) and this Democratic Peace site (R.J. Rummel).

Michael R. Gordon wrote:

U.S. Says Iran-Supplied Bomb Is Killing More Troops in Iraq
Attacks on American-led forces using a lethal type of roadside bomb said to be supplied by Iran reached a new high in July, according to the American military. The devices, known as explosively formed penetrators, were used to carry out 99 attacks last month and accounted for a third of the combat deaths suffered by the American-led forces, according to American military officials.

By Michael R. Gordon

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the No. 2 American commander in Iraq, says attacks by Shiite militias remain a long-term concern.

YariLosAngeles wrote:


Thank you for keeping double standards. Thank you for handing over Hussein and Majid Kavoussi-Far to the killing machines of the Mullah's in Iran!

Knowing damn well the fate awaits them in Mullah's hands. They were tortured until the last moment. But they died as a hero!

Do you recall Dawud Salahuddin? If you don't recall we have little write up about him below! He was the assassin of Mr. Akbar Tabatabi, He is married in Iran and living a pretty good life there in open. How come you are not asking INTERPOL for his return to face charges of murder in here?

How about the killers of late Dr. Bakhtiar, Broumand, Elahi, Ffarokhzad and hundreds of other political and opposition figures the MOIS killers have killed?

Why ENTERPOL is not extraditing them back to the countries they have committed these horrendous crimes?

Every two bit scum would be terrorist and actual terrorist has safe haven in Mullah's Iran. On your own account, your newspapers admit Al Quida leaders are living in Tehran Villa's and plan the next attack on to Unite States.

Hussein and Majid Kavoussi-Far were Freedom Fighters. They assassinated a mass murderer!

They came to you for support in getting rid of Mullah's. What did you do? Turned them to UAE Police who in turn handed them over to law abiding Mullah's regime!

Shame on you! Shame on your double standards! Shame on the games you are playing on 75 Million people just to create an atmosphere of BIG BAD WOLF/COLD WAR so you can sell arms. You have no intention of Regime Change in Iran!

All you people are interested is to line your pockets with blood stained money. Just like the killer Mullah's!

You are playing with everyone. At the end of the day, you listen to Mullah apologists (Susan Maloney of State Department and her husband Rey Takiyeh), appease Mullah's and pat them in the back for job well done!

Tell us. Do we even have a fighting chance when all the cards are stacked against us?

After all, Mullah's and these shameless people are your bastard creations. Just like Bin Laden and Al Quieda!

UAE is another big joke! They are there to please Mullah's! At any cost! Thousands of Government and MOIS agents are sitting in that hell hole promoting the mullah's in Iran and Mullah's business. The Sheiks in UAE are all in bed with Mullah's of Iran!

They are the keepers of the Mullah's money to the tune of $400 Billion. Facilitators of their procurement department. As everything Mullah's wish from the world market, there will be a UAE Company after it to secure for their Mullah Masters.

Shame on you! The blood of these two freedom fighters are on your hands!

US and West ask why Iranian people don't rise up? Well, they are smart! They know you have no intention of helping them topple the Mullah's.

Remember the 1991 Gulf War? The Bush Senior asked Shiite to rise up! Just for Saddam henchmen to finish them off!

Other than getting lip service, we have not received anything from the West. The business is as usual with Mullah's and even getting better! Please stop trying to fool us. We all know better.

We shall not forget the kindness you all have given to Iranian people. Just a simple question. How long do you intent to carry this masquerade? You know? It is really getting old!

As for us and the rest of opposition, we know never to get into a well with your old ropes. We will depend on each other and do what needs to be done.

God Bless Iran and Iranian people as they have support from no one. But we have each other!





He's an assassin who fled the country. Could he help Washington now?

The New Yorker

Issue of 2002-08-05
Posted 2002-07-29

On the evening of July 21, 1980, in Washington, D.C., Dawud Salahuddin, a twenty-nine-year-old African-American convert to Islam who was born David Theodore Belfield, prepared to commit murder. In an empty office at the Iranian Interest Section of the Algerian Embassy, on Wisconsin Avenue, where he worked as a security guard, he loaded a Browning semi-automatic pistol, test-fired it out a window into an alleyway, and stashed it in a gym bag. Then he went to sleep on a couch. The Iranian Embassy had been closed down a few months earlier, as United States relations with Iran continued to deteriorate after the overthrow of the Shah, in early 1979, the installation of the repressive regime of Ayatollah Khomeini, and the ongoing hostage crisis at the American Embassy in Tehran.

The next morning, Salahuddin woke before dawn and prayed. He walked along Wisconsin Avenue to a designated spot, where a friend, also an African-American and a Muslim, met him in a rental car, and together they drove northwest, toward the Maryland border. In the passenger seat, Salahuddin changed into a mailman's uniform and put on a pair of cotton gloves. He stuffed the pistol into a large Jiffy bag. On Idaho Avenue not far from the National Cathedral, another friend, a postal worker, was waiting with a mail-delivery jeep. Salahuddin drove the jeep by himself to Bethesda, Maryland. He stopped at a pay phone outside a diner to call the home of Ali Akbar Tabatabai, a former press attaché at the Iranian Embassy in Washington, who had become an outspoken opponent of Ayatollah Khomeini. When Tabatabai answered, Salahuddin hung up. Minutes later, at around eleven-forty, he parked the jeep in front of Tabatabai's house, on a quiet cul-de-sac, and walked to the door carrying what looked like two special-delivery packages. He held one package, a decoy crammed with newspapers, in front; it obscured the second package, inside which Salahuddin held the pistol in his right hand, his finger on the trigger. The house was used as a meeting place for the Iran Freedom Foundation, a counter-revolutionary group, and one of Tabatabai's associates answered the door. Salahuddin asked for Tabatabai—saying that the delivery required his signature—and when he appeared Salahuddin shot him three times in the abdomen and fled. Forty-five minutes later, at 12:34 P.M., Tabatabai was pronounced dead at Suburban Hospital.

Karim Sadjadpour wrote:
The wrong way to contain Iran
By Karim Sadjadpour Published: August 3, 2007


The announcement this week that the United States plans to sell over $20 billion worth of weaponry to Arab allies in order to counter Iran's ascendance in the Middle East appears to take a page out of Ronald Reagan's Cold War playbook: Simultaneously attempt to contain Iran and force it to spend money on an arms race instead of developing its moribund economy, intimidating it into bankruptcy.

One major flaw in this approach, however, is that it doesn't recognize that Iran's growing influence is due not to its impressive military force or expenditures (Saudi Arabia already spends four times as much as Iran), but rather its use of soft power and militias throughout the region in order to undercut the vastly superior hard power of the United States and Israel. Further arming Iran's Arab neighbors with billions of dollars of high-tech equipment (much of which they won't know how to use) does nothing to remedy this conundrum.

In the Cold War paradigm invoked by some Bush administration officials, Iran is the new Soviet Union and Iranian-backed extremists are the new Communists. While such an approach overstates Iran's global power and influence, on a regional level there are indeed Cold War parallels. Tehran and Washington both openly aspire to change the Middle East with competing ideologies, and both view conflicts in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and the Gulf as fronts in a larger war for the soul of the region.

Iranian People and Free Iran Activists Expectations from Free World Leaders For Real Actions:
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Professor Manouchehr Ganji wrote:
Letter to President of France, the President of the United States of America, to the Chancellor of The Federal Republic of Germany, and to the Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden as well as to the Secretary-General on the United Nations

The Honorable Nicolas Sarkozy August 5 , 2007

President of France


As the UN Special Rapporteur on Apartheid and racial discrimination in southern Africa, I could attest that it was indeed the international blockades of the 1970’s and 80’s that helped end the apartheid regime in South Africa and in South West Africa (Namibia).

I am sure you know that the situation of violations of human rights in Iran has been turning from bad to worse in the past several months. Three years ago the clerical regime succeeded to end the mission of Maurice Capithorne, the UN Special Rapporteur investigating and reporting on violations of human rights in Iran . By its wanton disregard of the UN Charter provisions on Human rights and provisions of the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran remains a party, the regime of the clerics in Iran has been sarcastically poking its finger into the eyes of the world public opinion by horrendous disregard of its human rights international obligations. Article 6 (5) of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states “sentence of death shall not be imposed for crimes committed by persons bellow eighteen years of age and shall not be carried out on pregnant women”. Article 7 states “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”. On daily basis those and other articles of the Covenant and the Charter provisions on human rights are being grossly violated.

Please Sir/ Madame spare a few moments of your precious time and take a good look at the attached pictures , of every- day cruelties and molestations in the streets and in prisons of Iran. The law of vengeance, in Iran , allows cutting arms, fingers ,legs, plugging eyes, stoning individuals to death,.... Floggings and different types of torture are orders of the day in Police stations and in prisons. In the past weeks police brutalities in the streets and inside prisons has reached its peak. Those pictures are but a small sample of what is going on. The most vulnerable in all this are the youth and women of Iran .Isn’t this situation a travesty of respect for the basic tenants of international humanitarian law? In this day of instant flow of information what has happened to our human sensitivities. Why have we become passive observers of all these atrocities? What does it make of us to remain silent spectators in the face of such heinous crimes?

As demands by the youth, women, workers, teachers, writers, … for respect of their basic fundamental rights and freedoms has gained momentum, the regime’s response has turned more and more into increasing violence and suppression.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, often in such cases the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention were invoked by the Concert of Europe. On our feelings and bounds as members of a single human family, today, are we in fact going backward or forward? I know, situations in Darfur, in Somalia ,in.…are even worse. As you agree however, two wrongs don’t ever make a right. Iran ’s deplorable situation of horrendous violations of the basic rights and freedoms of the Iranian people today needs more world attention and world exposure. That’s the reason why I am addressing this urgent letter to you all today. I sincerely hope that it will have positive resonance and effect in the exercise of your functions. In anticipation of hearing from you.

Please accept Mr. President the assurances of my highest respects and considerations.

Professor Manouchehr Ganji

Secretary General

Organization for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms for Iran



P.S. I am attaching for your review some recent heart breaking pictures which represent the pattern of cruelties being committed in Iran today.

· FYI this letter and enclosures has been sent to the President of the United States of America, to the Chancellor of The Federal Republic of Germany, to the President of France, and to the Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden as well as to the Secretary-General on the United Nations.

Iranian people are expecting real serious actions by G8 officials NOW regarding Human Rights violations by Islamist Mafia Occupiers of Iran if the G8 is expecting to be friends of Iranian people in future.
The G8 and free world officials have ignored the Human Rights in Iran in past 28 years for short term financial gain and blood oil.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:57 pm    Post subject: Bush Warns Iran Over Alleged Iraq Arms; Also Warns Iraqi PM Reply with quote

Forbes wrote:
Bush Warns Iran Over Alleged Iraq Arms; Also Warns Iraqi PM

August 09, 2007
Thomson Financial


WASHINGTON -- US President George W. Bush today warned Iran that there would be 'consequences' for the country if it has been shipping weapons, including sophisticated roadside bombs, into Iraq.

Bush said high-level US talks with Iranian officials in Baghdad aimed 'to send the message that there will be consequences for people transporting, delivering, EFPs -- highly sophisticated IEDS (improvised explosive devices) -- to kill Americans in Iraq.'

At the same time, Bush warned Iraq that there would be 'a price to pay' if the United States caught Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki playing a 'non-constructive role' with Iran.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Nouri al-Maliki Is A Mullah Servant Reply with quote

Nouri al-Maliki Is A Mullah's Servant

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (L) and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wave to journalists as they attend an official meeting in Tehran August 8, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki wins high honors in Tehran, further alienating Sunni Arab politicians

August 9, 2007, 6:46 PM (GMT+02:00)

Wednesday, Maliki held private talks on security with Ali Larijani, head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, followed by a photo-op showing him hand in hand with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and a meeting with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

He also discussed plans for Iran to build a power station in Baghdad’s Shiite Sadr City district and supplies of 400,000 tons of kerosene and liquid gas. A large US military operation in Baghdad’s Sadr City has meanwhile killed 32 Shiite insurgents and detained 12. They were members of a Mehdi Army radical faction suspected of facilitating the smuggling of weapons from Iran.

Maliki is left with just over half his cabinet and no Sunni ministers since Monday, Aug. 6, when five members of former PM Ayad Alawi’s Iraqiya List announced a boycott of cabinet meetings in protest against its pro-Shiite favoritism.

Last week, six members of the largest Sunni Arab bloc, the Accordance Front, exited the government.

Al Maliki is left with an extremely fragile lineup of 24 of his original 40-member coalition government.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Revolutionary Guards are terrorists, but it's founder can te Reply with quote

marzeporgohar wrote:
Revolutionary Guards are terrorists, but it's founder can teach in the United States

The decision for the United States government to potentially classify the Islamic Republic's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist entity is seen by the Marze Por Gohar Party as a positive development. The Islamic Republic's own constitution clearly states the aim of this entity under the heading of “An Ideological Army” “... and so the Islamic Republic's army, and the corps of Revolutionary Guards must be organized in accordance with this aim.
They have responsibility not only for the safeguarding of the frontiers, but also for a religious mission, which is Holy War (JIHAD) along the way of God, and the struggle to extend the supremacy of God's Law in the world.” One of the major organizations tasked for actively leading, arming, training and financing terrorism following the above mentioned constitutional mandate has been the “Ghuds
Force” of the revolutionary guards which has been behind countless conspiracies and terror activities from Lebanon to Iraq to South America. The Revolutionary Guards, or Pasdaran in Persian, have a free hand to essentially conduct any form of operation as they see fit whether it be their monopoly on the illicit alcohol and drugs market, rerouting Iraqi oil during Saddam Hussein or their importation
of luxury goods as well as arms import and export and etc. through their exclusive and uncontrolled piers along the Iranian coastline in the Persian Gulf.. As such, the Revolutionary Guards can by no means be deemed a conventional branch of the armed forces. The Pasdaran have their own army, navy, air force and in addition it's members are free to serve in parliament concurrently, which is why this they cannot be classified as a branch of the armed forces.

However, while the reasoning behind wanting to brand the theocracy's Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization is sound, and while economic sanctions on this monopoly trade, industrial and financial empire will have tangible effects, the fact that the United States has repeatedly allowed terrorist elements of the Islamic Republic to enter the United States is puzzling to say the least. Mohsen Sazegara, the founder of the very same organization the US government is seeking to potentially label as a terrorist entity is now a visiting scholar at Yale where is he is busy trying to wash his hands clean of his responsibilities in the creation of this “Ideological Army.” The person responsible for creating the force that led to the American Marine barracks attack in Lebanon is teaching at a prestigious American
institution while at the same time US administration is contemplating calling his brainchild a terrorist entity. The Marze Por Gohar Party is on record urging the American government to deny his visa as a Los Angeles Times article can attest to.

The son of another founder and long time leader of the same Revolutionary Guards during its worst period of killing Iranian opponents of the regime and hostage taking from among Americans in Iran and Lebanon, Ahmad Rezai, was allowed in the US and promoted as a regime opponent for several years, while he claimed that the IRGC was originally just an Iranian “patriotic” army and his father, Mohsen Rezai was nothing but a well meaning patriot. At the same time, his father, now the secretary of the powerful Expediency Council, said last year that if anyone has any legitimate concern about my son's statements in America, he should talk to the Intelligence Ministry, which will take care of the problem, insinuating that the son was on an official mission! Ahmad Rezai returned to Iran in 2007, and
soon after became his father's office director according to Peyke Iran news service.

The American government even urged the Islamic Republic to release a former regime intelligence officer, Akbar Ganji from jail. The fact that this person was responsible for torture and execution of Iranians during his illustrious career evidently mattered little. In a country where even dissident journalists are prohibited from leaving the country, Ganji was able to secure permissions to go on a public relations world tour, and again the United States government was only too happy to issue Mr. Ganji a visa to visit.

The United States government should take heed and begin to intensely scrutinize any current and former official of the Islamic Republic wishing to visit the US so as to prevent embarrassing scenarios such as the above where the United States is contemplating labeling an organ of the Islamic Republic a terrorist organization while allowing its members to visit the States.

Down with the Islamic Republic

Long Live Iran

Compiled by the Foreign Policy Council of the Marze Por Gohar Party

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:24 am    Post subject: Comments: Intelligence Report Logs Bleak Outlook for Iran Reply with quote

M-R P , London wrote:
From: ol.com [mailto: @aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:53 AM
To: @aol.com
Subject: Intelligence Report Logs Bleak Outlook for Iran :

Intelligence Report Logs Bleak Outlook for Iran :

And Why?

Please read my comments before reading the Intelligence Report:

believe it or not I always knew this. With Americans wasting time in Iraq where they should have focused on the head of the snake, Iran. With Europeans who now give two fingers to the Americans by cutting deals with the Mullahs. With the Russians and the Chines who oppose every American move on Iran and off course with the Brits helping their beloved unruly child, the Islamic Republic in every way they can, nothing better can be expected.

I am sure there are many Americans who are very concerned about
the situation in Iran but I do not believe that the U.S. administration
is either seriously thinking that way or indeed after wasting good five
years has any idea on what to do with the Mullahs.

Another problem is that the Americans listen to much to the Brits
and they will not understand that it is foolish to seek help of those
who are responsible for creating the mess in the first place. The day
President Bush said to his audience in front of Tony Blair
in Capitol Hill that: " America does not have a better friend than
Britain in the world", I told myself that he is badly mistaken and he
will not succeeded in war against terror.

One need to come to London and see the depth of anti-American
feelings amongst the Brits before making such untrue statement.

The US intelligence agencies should investigate Britain as their
hostile enemy. Britain has done everything in her political power
to destroy America 's reputation and influence around the world.

The Brits achieve things differently. They do things indirectly as
they have mercenaries around the world who take their orders.

With the help of their Mullahs, Britain will not rest until they
absolutely destroy the Americans.

We are talking about a country that has created Islamic fundaments
in the early 19th century. We are talking about a country that
engineered the Khomeini madness in 1979 as a way to drive the
Americans out of the Middle East .

We are talking about a country that not only promote Islamists
around the world but indeed is harbouring Muslim terrorists from everywhere.

The British Government is now making it illegal to criticize Islamists while the Muslims are allowed to burn books, shout death to America and Israel . It is going to be a crime

punishable by British law to criticize Islam.

We are talking about a country that regards President Bush as Hitler.

In Britain 's white Hall which is the sit of the British Government, the
British Parliament and even in Downing Street where their Prime
Monster is based, they refer to President Bush as imbecile yet
President Bush regards the Brits as America 's best friends.

[[And, the same goes down into their respective agents, sitting behind TV and Radio microphones, repeating the same, creating movies and jokes, they also criticize what Britons removed but bilaterally supporting Islamic Regime which is their good baby in fighting the same fight… HC]]

There are enough reasons for confronting these animals in Iran .
There are enough Iranian opposition to support but as Britain 's top
hooligan and the world war II criminal, Winston Churchill once said :

"I am confident that the Americans will finally get things
right after doing everything wrong".

But this time it will be too late for everyone concerned including the

Regards and best wishes,

M-R P , London .
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: In democracy's name, the US has helped cede Iraq to Iran Reply with quote

By David Ignatius Daily Star staff wrote:

In democracy's name, the US has helped cede Iraq to Iran
By David Ignatius
Daily Star staff
Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Iyad Allawi, the former interim prime minister of Iraq, hinted in a television interview last weekend at one of the war's least understood turning points: America's decision not to challenge Iranian intervention in Iraq's January 2005 elections. "Our adversaries in Iraq are heavily supported financially by other quarters. We are not," Allawi told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "We fought the elections with virtually no support whatsoever, except for Iraqis and the Iraqis who support us."

Behind Allawi's comment lies a tale of intrigue and indecision by the United States over whether to mount a covert-action program to confront Iran's political meddling. Such a plan was crafted by the Central Intelligence Agency and then withdrawn - because of opposition from an unlikely coalition that is said to have included Representative Nancy Pelosi, who was then House minority leader, and Condoleezza Rice, who was then national security adviser.

As recounted by former US officials, the story embodies the mix of hubris and naivete that has characterized so much of the Iraq effort. From President George W. Bush on down, US officials enthused about Iraqi democracy while pursuing a course of action that made it virtually certain that Iran and its proxies would emerge as the dominant political force.

The CIA warned in the summer and fall of 2004 that the Iranians were pumping money into Iraq to steer the January 30, 2005, elections toward the coalition of Shiite religious parties known as the United Iraqi Alliance. By one CIA estimate, Iranian covert funding was running at $11 million a week for media and political operations on behalf of candidates who would be friendly to Iran, under the banner of Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani. The CIA reported that in the run-up to the election, as many as 5,000 Iranians a week were crossing the border with counterfeit ration cards to register to vote in Iraq's southern provinces.

To counter this Iranian tide, the CIA proposed a political-action program, initially at roughly $20 million but with no ceiling. The activities would include funding for moderate Iraqi candidates, outreach to Sunni tribal leaders and other efforts to counter Iranian influence. A covert-action finding was prepared in the fall of 2004 and signed by Bush. As required by law, the program was briefed to senior members of Congress, including Pelosi.

But less than a week after the finding had been signed, CIA officials were told that it had been withdrawn. Agency officials in Baghdad were ordered to meet with Iraqi political figures and get them to return whatever money had been

distributed. Mystified by this turn of events, CIA officers were told that Rice had agreed with Pelosi that the US couldn't on the one hand celebrate Iraqi democracy and on the other try to manipulate it secretly.

Ethically, that was certainly a principled view. But on the ground in Iraq, the start-stop maneuver had the effect of pulling the rug out from under moderate, secular Iraqis who might have contained extremist forces. (Asked about the withdrawal of the intelligence finding, spokesmen for Rice and Pelosi declined to comment.)

"The Iranians had complete command of the field," recalls one former US official who was in Iraq at the time. "The Iraqis were bewildered. They didn't understand what the US was doing. It looked like we were giving the country to Iran. We told Washington this was a calamitous event, from which it would be hard to recover."

Allawi, in a telephone interview Tuesday from Amman, Jordan, confirmed that the US had shelved its political program. "The initial attitude of the US was to support moderate forces, financially and in the media," he said. "This was brought to a halt, under the pretext that the US does not want to interfere." Allawi said the American decision was "understandable," but that it ceded the field to Iran and its well-financed proxies.

Allawi said he is trying to gather support for a new coalition of Kurds, Sunnis and secular Shiites as an alternative to the Shiite religious coalition that installed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in power. Some commentators see Allawi's recent decision to hire a Washington public-relations firm as a sign of the Bush administration's support, but the opposite is probably the case. If Allawi had US government backing, he wouldn't need the lobbyists.

Future historians should record that the Bush administration actually lived by its pro-democracy rhetoric about a new Iraq - to the point that it scuttled a covert-action program aimed at countering Iranian political influence. Now the administration says it wants to counter Iranian meddling in Iraq, but it is probably too late.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Another Shameful Conduct Of Condi Rice Reply with quote

thinkprogress wrote:

Condi dresses down minimum wage worker.


New York, Aug 30

In his upcoming biography of Condoleezza Rice, Washington Post correspondent Glenn Kessler shows how the Secretary of State “has lost none of her bluntness” while working “hard to soften her edges.” In one anecdote revealed by Kessler, Rice dressed down a jewelry store clerk who gave her less than satisfactory service:

Coit Blacker, a Stanford professor who is one of the secretary of state’s closest friends, recalls going into a shop where Rice asked to see earrings. The clerk showed her costume jewelry. Rice asked to see something nicer, prompting the clerk to whisper some sass under her breath.

Blacker remembers Rice tearing the woman to shreds.

“Let’s get one thing straight,” he recalls her saying. “You are behind the counter because you have to work for minimum wage. I’m on this side asking to see the good jewelry because I make considerably more.”
A manager quickly brought Rice better baubles.

Please Read Over 300 Comments By American People Regarding Her Shameful Conduct ...

Marcus Mabry wrote:

Has Rice fulfilled the promise she showed when Bush brought her to the White House in 2000? Mabry seems to believe that Rice’s service to the United States has been an uneven mix of success and mostly failure. Her tenure as NSA, he writes, will likely be judged as a failure for a number of reasons including fallout from the Iraq war and her time as secretary of state has yet to produce any large achievements.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: No More Illusions Reply with quote

Andrew C. McCarthy From NRO wrote:
No More Illusions

Michael Ledeen’s tour de force shows the war with Iran is already on, whether we choose fight it or not.

By Andrew C. McCarthy
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For three decades, Iran has made war on the United States and unabashedly told the world that it seeks the destruction of the United States, all the while — directly and by proxy — murdering and imprisoning Americans. For three decades, Iran has brayed that “Death to America” is the alpha and the omega of its revolutionary designs.

And for three decades, the United States — under Democratic and Republican administrations — has pretended it just isn’t so.

Any day now, diplomats from Cyrus Vance to Robert MacFarlane to Madeleine Albright to Richard Armitage to Condoleezza Rice have wishfully maintained, we will strike the Grand Bargain. Any day now, the rapprochement will take hold. If we just overlook this atrocity or apologize for that indignity, the Iranian mullahcracy, a regime myopically dedicated to expanding and exporting its messianic hatred, will transmogrify into a normal government. It will renounce the terrorism that has been the spectacularly successful instrument of both its foreign policy and its iron-fisted domestic control. It will see the purported wisdom of abandoning its nuclear ambitions and the terror-mongering that has brought it to the brink of dominance on the world stage.

Well, we can continue living the dream, the suicidal illusion that it will all work out if we just negotiate … while they kill. But we will have no excuses. Henceforth, our blithe hallucination will have to abide the brutal truth’s withering stare. Michael Ledeen has seen to that.
For the rest of this article: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YzA1NGM1NGI1MjAzZWVjZWMzODY3NGU3YTM4MzYyOGQ
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Condi accepts that Iraq is ‘a stain’ on her legacy. Reply with quote

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Condi accepts that Iraq is ‘a stain’ on her legacy.
Think Progress, DC - Sep 1, 2007
In an analysis of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s efforts to “reshape her legacy,” New York Times reporter Helene Cooper notes today that Rice “is ...

Condi accepts that Iraq is ‘a stain’ on her legacy. In an analysis of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s efforts to “reshape her legacy,” New York Times reporter Helene Cooper notes today that Rice “is trying hard to rewrite her legacy to include something more than Iraq.” As for Iraq, Rice’s “colleagues and friends say that she has accepted that Iraq is a stain that she probably cannot remove before she leaves office.” September 1, 2007 11:40 am | Comment (over 250)

As Her Star Wanes, Rice Tries to Reshape Legacy

Published: September 1, 2007
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/01/washington/01rice.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&hp&adxnnl=0&adxnnlx=1188652999-uDzIJZOnrwVCNCw5aKLYOg&oref=slogin
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 — On May 25, Stanford University’s student newspaper, The Stanford Daily, devoted the bulk of its front page to the university’s former provost, who is on leave while she serves out her term as secretary of state. “Condi Eyes Return,” read the headline, “but in What Role?”

While Condoleezza Rice has her eye on a major achievement in the time she has left in office, she is also taking time to reflect.
Within hours, the letters to the editor started coming in. “Condoleezza Rice serves an administration that has trashed the basic values of academia: reason, science, expertise, and honesty. Stanford should not welcome her back,” wrote Don Ornstein, identified by the newspaper as an emeritus professor of mathematics in a letter published May 31.

Online comments on the newspaper’s Web site were even harsher, a veritable stream of vitriol. One of the milder posts came from Jon Wu, who did not give an affiliation: “Please go away, Rice. We don’t want someone who is responsible for the slaughter of an entire nation teaching at our school.”

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject: Armitage lashes out at Bush team over Asia Reply with quote

Armitage lashes out at Bush team over Asia

IGNORING REALITY: A former top State Department official told the `Australian' newspaper that the US is handling foreign policy like `five-year olds play soccer'

Tuesday, Sep 04, 2007, Page 3
Former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage has delivered a scathing attack on the administration of US President George W. Bush ahead of this week's APEC leaders summit, accusing it of ignoring Asia and China's growing regional influence.

Armitage told the Australian that he was "entirely disappointed but not surprised" by the administration's performance, blaming its overall style in foreign policy.

"You reap what you sow. You can't be so dismissive of others' views without it having consequences. I believe the United States can exercise leadership while fully taking account of the views of its friends and allies," he said.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: How Condi Rice, Myopic Bumbler, Failed to Avert Bush Disaste Reply with quote

Bloomberg wrote:
How Condi Rice, Myopic Bumbler, Failed to Avert Bush Disasters

By Michael Glennon

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- As national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice was in on every major foreign-policy mistake made in George W. Bush's first term. As secretary of state in his second term, Rice has had to deal with the consequences of that disastrous record.

She hasn't had much success, Glenn Kessler asserts in his well-reported, often blistering ``The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy.''
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Condi To Companies: Cut Tehran Links Now Reply with quote

ActivistChat supports the "Cut Tehran Links Now". This is how to deal with Taazi Thugs and Their G8 Supportes.

Forbes wrote:
Condi To Companies: Cut Tehran Links Now

October 12, 2007
Matthew Swibel

Moscow -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued a blunt warning Friday to businesses with any ties to Iran: get out or face harsh penalties. "Parties are taking reputational and financial risk by doing business with Iran," she said, during a news conference following intense diplomacy between U.S. and Russian ministers. "Under American law, we will sanction them."

"Companies don't want their reputations to be harmed," a senior State Department official said during a Moscow briefing, implying in his comments that the financial campaign against Iran is delivering diplomatic results. "These are less sanctions than measures to prevent the abuse of the international financial system."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: U.S. slaps new sanctions on Revolutionary Guard Reply with quote

CNN wrote:
U.S. slaps new sanctions on Revolutionary Guard Corps, or the IRGC, and the Quds force

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/10/25/iran.sanctions/

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States imposed stiff sanctions against Iran on Thursday, targeting two Iranian military groups and a number of Iranian banks and people it accuses of backing nuclear proliferation and terror-related activities.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, left, listens to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

"What this means is that no U.S. citizen or private organization will be allowed to engage in financial transactions with these persons and entities," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said. "In addition, any assets that these designees have under U.S. jurisdiction will be immediately frozen."

Rice and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson made the announcement in a brief appearance before reporters on Thursday morning.

Rice accused Iran of "pursuing nuclear technologies that can lead to a nuclear weapon; building dangerous ballistic missiles; supporting Shia militants in Iraq and terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories; and denying the existence of a fellow member of the United Nations, threatening to wipe Israel off the map." Watch Rice tell why sanctions are being imposed »

"Many of the Iranian regime's most destabilizing policies are carried out by two of its agencies: the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or the IRGC, and the Quds force, an arm of the IRGC," she said.

She said the sanctions were being imposed "because of the Revolutionary Guard's support for proliferation and the Quds force support for terrorism."

The United States also designated three Iranian state-owned banks for sanctions, two of them "for their involvement in proliferation activities" and the other "as a terrorist financier," Rice said.

"Iran funnels hundreds of millions of dollars each year through the international financial system to terrorists," Paulson said. "Iran's banks aid this conduct using a range of deceptive financial practices intended to evade even the most stringent risk management controls."


Watch Rice tell why sanctions are being imposed

Welcome the new sanctions on Revolutionary Guard Corps, or the IRGC, and the Quds force . Please Watch Rice tell why sanctions are being imposed
Disagree with Dr. Rice last part of her statement in the above CNN video that she does not mind to meet with the illegitimate regime officials in Iran. We reject any kind of meeting with the regime officials based on the following petition by freedom-loving Iranian people:

FREE Iran Activists wrote:

Petition 52: The people of Iran DO NOT recognise the Islamic Republic as their legitimate or rightful government or representative

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To: The whole world!

The people of Iran neither have a government or ruler, nor a parliament or a judiciary system!

The people of Iran consider the Islamic Republic as the plunderer of their Rights!

The people of Iran denounce and condemn any international negotiation or signed agreement between the Islamic Republic and ANY government, institution or establishment and consider these as blatant violation of their property and integrity!

The people of Iran DO NOT recognise the Islamic Republic as their legitimate or rightful government or representative because:

• Since clenching the power in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has plundered, looted and wasted all the national wealth of the Iranian people in the form of its natural resources and other means such as factories, workshops, agriculture and other established industries.

• The Islamic Republic of Iran has the legacy of in excess of 100,000 executions of its own freedom and peace loving people during its morbid existence.

• The Islamic Republic has vanquished and assassinated the opposition parties, organisations and individuals including the country’s best scholars, politicians, journalists, intellectuals and artists as well as students and other academic individuals. These have even taken place beyond the domestic borders and have been carried out within the international boundaries.

• The Islamic Republic has cultivated Socio-Economic chaos and crises in Iran and is the sole cause of the highest levels of poverty, unemployment, astronomical levels of inflation, drug abuse, prostitution, bribery, lawlessness, terror and other crimes induced by the regime’s economic, political and social policies.

• Every day, ordinary and freedom loving individuals are arrested and tortured in the dungeons of the Islamic Republic for demanding their BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.
The public executions and hangings have soared in the recent years and have taken new alarming levels.

• The Islamic republic is steering the country into another unwanted war and confrontation with the Western and the civilised world in order to spread its Clero-Fascist ideology and Islamic territorial expansionism and is threatening the world with a nuclear holocaust!

We, the undersigned, herby denounce and disown the Islamic Republic Regime and its government and any of its subordinates in its ENTIRETY and WARN ANY government, institution or establishment, whether public or private or in ANY representation, that:

1- The policy of appeasement with the Islamic Republic of Iran MUST be ceased immediately. This regime is neither capable of reform nor can it be trusted. The people of Iran have been betrayed time after time by this policy of appeasement by many governments and institutions. Hence, we say:
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Stop supporting the Islamic Republic Regime!
Stop the policy of appeasement!

2- The people of Iran are the rightful owners of their country’s wealth and natural resources. Any agreement, contract, covenant or settlement reached and signed between the Islamic Republic of Iran and ANY of the above mentioned bodies will be treated as ILLEGAL and VOID.

3- The people of Iran treat such agreements and treaties as the blatant violation of their property and shall NOT honour ANY of their contents in the aftermath of the downfall of the Islamic Republic Regime.

4- ALL the clerical and non-clerical leaders and those accomplices serving for the protraction and the survival of this regime must be put on trial and brought to justice in an open International Court of Law for their crimes against humanity.

5- The so called “Economic Sanctions” imposed on Iran have no effect other than continuing the same economic relationships behind the scenes at more cost to the Iranian people and hence, inflicting more misery on the everyday life of the ordinary Iranian people. The political sanctions such as closing down the embassies and consular sections, banning of any State’s visits of ANY Iranian regime’s representative and in general, ceasing any economic-political engagement or relationship and cutting all diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic regime is the only honourable and dignified response to the Islamic Republic of Iran by the free and the civilised world.


The Undersigned


The The people of Iran DONOT recognise the Islamic Republic as their legitimate or rightful government or representative Petition to The whole world! was created by and written by Sayeh Sirjani and Dariosh Afshar (dariosh.kabir@yahoo.com). This petition is hosted here at www.PetitionOnline.com as a public service. There is no endorsement of this petition, express or implied, by Artifice, Inc. or our sponsors. For technical support please use our simple Petition Help form.

مردم ایران نه حکومتی دارند، نه دولتی، نه مجلسی و نه محکمه ای

مردم ایران ، جمهوری اسلامی را غارتگرِ حق خویش می دانند.

از اینرو انعقاد هر قرارداد و مذاکره بر سر هر حق و امتیازی که ذینفع مردم ایران اند، جز دزدی آشکار بین المللی و نقض حقوق قراردادها نمی باشد.

مردم ایران به عنوان صاحب اصلی حق، هشدارِ عدم تعهد و فسخ اینگونه اقدامات را اعلام می دارند.

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The Associated Press wrote:

Quotes about new sanctions against Islamist Occupiers Of Iran
By The Associated Press


Some quotes about the new sanctions against Iran announced Thursday:


"As awareness of Iran's deceptive behavior has grown, many banks around the world have decided as a matter of prudence and integrity that Iran's business is simply not worth the risk," Paulson said. "It is plain and simple: Reputable institutions do not want to be the bankers for this dangerous regime." — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.


"Today, enemy has concentrated sharp point of its attacks on the Guards. They have applied all their efforts to reduce the efficiency of this revolutionary body. Now as always, the corps is ready to defend the ideals of the revolution more than ever before." — Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps chief Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, according to the state news agency IRNA.


"Israel welcomes the U.S. government's decision. We see this as an important contribution to the international effort to intensify pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear program." — Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev.


"Why worsen the situation by threatening sanctions and bring it to a dead end? It's not the best way to resolve the situation by running around like a madman with a razor blade in his hand." — Russian President Vladimir Putin.


"I hope the sanctions announced today will help deliver the desired results when it comes to curbing Iran's nuclear desires. The entire free world should join in our effort and view this as an opportunity for the international community to step up to the plate." — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.


"Unfortunately, the action taken by the administration today comes in the context of escalating rhetoric and drumbeat to military action against Iran. I am deeply concerned that once again the president is opting for military action as a first resort." — Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.


"We applaud the Bush administration's decision today to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force as a terrorist organization, and the IRGC as a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction. The IRGC has long had American blood on its hands, most recently in supporting terrorist action against our troops in Iraq." — Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.


"It is important to have tough sanctions on Iran, particularly on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard which supports terrorism. But these sanctions must not be linked to any attempt to keep our troops in Iraq, or to take military action against Iran." Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.


"This is a first and long-overdue step in ensuring Tehran pays a price for its sponsorship of terrorism." — Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.


"Today, George Bush and Dick Cheney again rattled the sabers in their march toward military action against Iran. The Bush Administration has been making plans to attack Iran for many months. At this critical moment, we need strong leadership to stand against George Bush's dangerous 'preventive war' policy, which makes force the first option, not the last." — Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.


"Today's announcement by the Bush administration ... not only echoes the chest-pounding rhetoric which preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2002, but also raises the specter of an intensified effort to make the case for an invasion of Iran." — Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va.
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