Thursday, August 10, 2006

Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 8.11.2006:

Iran caught dead-handed.
  • New York Post reported that despite Iranian denials that Iranian are involved in the fighting in Lebanon, the bodies of members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard were found among Hezbollah fighters killed by Israeli forces.
More news from Lebanon.
  • Chicago Tribune reported that Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has emerged as a lone voice of dissent amid the clamor of pro-Hezbollah cheerleading. "If I were opportunistic, I would tell you now, `Long live Nasrallah.' I am not going to tell you that."
  • Rooz Online reported on a speech in Iran by Mohammad Mohsen, a fighter from Lebanese Hezbollah who discussed the role of Iran in helping them realize "that we have to equip ourselves with faith,” that Khomeini told them to "go and fight Israel. It is OK if you die."
  • Strategy Page reported that for the third time in the last two years, Lebanese based terrorist group Hizbollah flew an Iranian UAV into Israel. This time Israeli F-16s caught the UAV some ten kilometers off the coast, and shot it down.
Ganji goes to Hollywood...
  • Time Magazine reported that Akbar Ganji went to Hollywood to gain support for his "reformist movement" where Ganji said: "The U.S. has to stop its one-sided support of Israel."
Iranian regime killing the "stars of the opposition."
  • Bridget Johnson, World Politics Watch reported on how Iran's regime is attempting to snuff out the stars of the Iranian opposition, with an update on Ahmad Batebi. Photo.
Iran Freedom & Support Act: closer to passage?
  • The Hill reported that momentum is building for Iran Freedom and Support Act. sanctions Bill. Contact your Senators and ask for their support of the Iran Freedom Act.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Yahoo News reported that Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres has urged the international community to prevent Iran from imposing a "religious empire" across the Middle East.
  • reported that China is pursuing a troubling, tricky alliance with radical, rightwing Islam, or Islamism, despite concerns about its own restive Muslim population.
  • Cox & Forkum published a cartoon: Mullah Justice.