Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 9.24.2oo6

EU3 cave into Iran.
  • Reuters reported that France, Britain and Germany would be willing to begin talks with Iran even if it has not suspended its nuclear enrichment programme first, but Washington would not take part.
Islamic Republic tries to crush new Azeri dissent.
  • Regnum reported the arrest of five Azeri after troops were deployed by the authorities in order to prevent massive rallies by Azeris against opening new schools in Farsi.
Pakistan surrenders region to Taliban and Al Qaeda?
  • Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio, The Weekly Standard reported that the government of Pakistan entered into a peace agreement with the Taliban insurgency, and released a large number of jihadists from prison and as soon as a the govermnent left Waziristan, the Al Qaeda flag was raised over the region.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat argued that the Pope, like anyone else, has the right to express his opinions, even if, he offends some people. Those who disagree with him also have the right to respond by exercising freedom of speech. However, they are not allowed to kill. But the Pope's principal target was Protestant Christianity in all its versions.
  • Richard Perle, Figaro reported on the American Mission: to bring a measure of self government and openness to millions of Arabs condemned living under dictatorial rule.
  • Mariella Hosseini organized a rally this Sunday Sept 24th outside the Fox News building in LA to bring attention to two very young Iranian girls who are going to be executed next week in Iran.
  • Chuck Asay, Townhall published a cartoon: The cost of free speech.
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