Monday, August 14, 2006

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 8.15.2006:

An Iranian aircraft full of IRGC forces was forced to land in Turkey.
  • reported that an Iranian plane was forced to land in Turkey. The plane's destination was Lebanon loaded with revolutionary guards. Israeli and American fighters forced one of these planes loaded with mid-range missiles heading to Lebanon to land back in Iran.
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology reported that the Iranian government has a cadre of "hundreds" of technical advisers in Lebanon that trained, and continue to support, Hezbollah forces in the use of sophisticated anti-ship and anti-tank missiles and unmanned aircraft.
Iranians ignore anti-holocaust event in Tehran.
  • Fox News reported that an exhibition of more than 200 cartoons about the Holocaust opened Monday as Iran's response to last year's Muslim outrage over a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper. But interestingly, only about 50 people attended the exhibition's opening.
Unedited version of 60 Minute interview broadcast on C-SPAN.
  • John McIntyre, RealClearPolitics reviewed Ahmadinejad's 60 Minutes interview and argued that if the interview were a boxing match, the Iranian President won in a blow out.
  • C-SPAN aired an unedited version of Mike Wallace's interview with Ahmadinejad.
Beware of Ahmadinejad's Blog?
  • LittleGreenFootballs warned its readers that Ahmadinejad's Blog is dangerous because it may try to exploit a weakness in Internet Explorer to install a “back door” in your computer.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Michael Ledeen, The National Review Online reminded us the terror masters in Syria and Iran are waging a regional war against us, running from Afghanistan and Iraq to, Gaza, Israel, and Lebanon.
  • reported that he war between Israel and Hizbullah has revealed profound disagreement in the Arab world. They published excerpts from articles published in the Arab media. A must read.
  • Sam Brownback, CNN News argued that the Iranian leader's arrogance in pursuing the nuclear bomb may well be their undoing.
  • David Makovsky, New York Daily News argued that if Hezbollah emerges from this conflict emboldened, it is a safe bet that Iran will set out to make still more militia mayhem.
  • reported that China's assistant foreign minister will travel to Iran today to discuss the ongoing nuclear crisis.
  • The Weekly Standard published a graphic parody: Iran considers package of incentives offered by United States - New offer to include three free months of DirecTV.