Sunday, July 23, 2006

Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 7.24.2006:

Average Iranians are angry with the regime's support for Hezbollah.
  • Time Magazine reported that while Hizballah may be Tehran's client, the conflict hasn't been welcomed by many Iranians. Iranian's are saying, "We should mind our own business and concentrate on policies that are good for our economy, and our kids."
Iranian regime has miscalculated Arab response to Hezbollah.
  • Amir Taheri, The Times argued that when Iran launched the present war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, Ahmadinejad hoped, the Arab world would rally behind his vision of the Middle East instead of the “American vision. Instead the Arab world is moving in the other direction. A must read.
Russia breaking unity with Perm-5 plus 1?
  • Los Angeles Times reported that Russian opposition to key wording of a U.S.-backed Security Council draft resolution was unexpected and is straining international unity on efforts to deal with Iran's nuclear defiance.
Israel launches another spy satellite.
  • ABS CBN News reported that Israel successfully launched on a highly accurate imaging satellite which will enhance its ability to spy on Iran.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • The Sunday Mirror reported that a girl of 19 faces being hanged in Iran for a crime she didn't commit. Delara Darabi was just 17 when her boyfriend, Amir Hossein, persuaded her to confess to a murder he committed.
  • Mark Steyn, Chicago Sun-Times reminded us of one of the most straightforward of Islamist declarations, Hussein Massawi, the Hezbollah leader, 20 years ago, said: "We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you [Israel]."