Thursday, February 24, 2005

Thursday’s Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 2.24.2005:

Dr. Jerry Corsi of “Unfit for Command” fame has been threatened with a lawsuit from a Kerry fund-raiser angered by Corsi’s new book Atomic Iran.

"Why so little?" is his response, Corsi said, pointing out one of his sources already has been sued by Nemazee for $10 million, Aryo Pirouznia, leader of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran.

"I'll say the same thing as I said to John Kerry – I'll send him the Federal Express package and save him the trouble," Corsi said.

Congratulations, Jerry!

Here are a few of items you may have missed.

  • LittleGreenFootballs discovers an Iranian lurker.
  • Yesterday, Charles Rangel said it was bigotry to use the term “Islamic terrorism” to refer to groups like Hezbollah. Will someone please wake him, he must be talking in his sleep.
  • Iranians are having problems in their negotiations with the EU3. They want the EU to guarantee their security. How can Iran expect the EU to do this? Will the EU have the US do this for them?
  • Want to know what Bush thinks? Read Natan Sharansky’s book, The Case for Democracy, or at least read this primer.
  • Congress is moving towards a regime change Iran policy, supporting the desire of Iranians for a straight up or down vote on the Iranian regime.
  • Pejamesque takes a look at the political consequences of Tuesday’s earthquake in Iran.
  • Across the Bay, takes a look at Hezbollah in Lebanon. Here are a couple of inspirational photos of the public unrest in Lebanon.
  • Tear down those walls! Walid Jumblatt, head of Lebanon's Druze Muslim community — and hardly a friend of the U.S. said yesterday:
    "It's strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq. I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world."

    He goes on: "The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it."
  • Taking on Tehran. Kevin Pollack shares his analysis for Foreign Affairs on how the US can derail Iran’s nuclear program.
  • The US offers help with Iran’s latest earthquake. Iran says no thanks.
  • And finally, Bush agrees to take a look again at the European stand on Iran.