Saturday, August 19, 2006

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 8.20.2006:

The coming wars in the Middle East.
  • Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post provided evidence of the coming wars she fears soon will come to the Middle East and warns that Israel is not yet prepared for it.
  • Amir Taheri, Arab News argued that Lebanon is just a prelude to a bigger, longer, costlier, and deadlier struggle.
  • The Scotsman reported that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak warned against any military strike on Iran.
Why it is so difficult to negotiate with the Iranians. Must Reading.
  • Michael Slackman, The New York Times provided an important lesson for Americans in the fine Iranian art of hiding what you mean to say. A must read.
  • Amil Imani, The Family Security Matters untangled facts from myth in understanding the Muslim mindset.
Shiite Clerics in Iraq blame Iran for the growing violence.
  • The Washington Post reported that two Shiite Muslim parties accused Iran of instigating violence in Iraq and attempting to destabilize the country, exposing a growing rift within Iraq's largest sect.
Iranian war games prepare Iran for war with Israel?
  • Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the Iranian armed forces began their first stage of massive war games code-named `Blow of Zolfaqar.' Various units of air-support Army chinook helicopters, unmanned planes, parachutists, electronic war units and special forces are participating in the maneuver.
  • Reuters reported that a senior Iranian army commander said the armed forces were prepared for any action by Israel after what Iran has called the Jewish state's defeat at the hands of Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • National Post reported that Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay says Tehran has "blood on its hands" for backing Hezbollah in its recent war against Israel.
  • Dow Jones Newswires reported that three U.S. allies in the Mideast are spearheading an Arab effort to present a plan for reviving the stalled peace process and talks with Israel.