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Warning: An Eye For An Eye, And A Tooth For A Tooth

March 10, 2006

“Have you heard that it was said,'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” Mattew “5:38?

For the past 27 years the while we have been turning the other cheek advocating civil disobedience and nonviolent movements, The Iranian mullahs have been upping their ante on murder, maiming, raping, jailing, torturing, assassinating, and executing the dissidents.
2 days ago, on March 8, 2006 Iranian police and plainclothes Basiji thugs charged a peaceful assembly of women's rights activists in Tehran and beat hundreds of women and men who had gathered to commemorate International Women's Day. The Islamic barbarians even assaulted the elderly famous Iranian poet Simin Behbahani with an electric shocking baton as well as punching and kicking her!Last January about 1300 members of the Syndicate of the Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company were arrested. Hundreds of drivers and their wives and even children were transferred to the Evin Prison where the jail and judiciary officials even beat-up one of bus driver's two year old daughter. To crush the strike, the security forces used tear gas, batons and the threat to shoot the strikers. In each area where 600 to 700 workers were expected to report to work about 1500 security forces were present. Police raided the homes of the syndicate members and the majority of the members of the board of the union were taken into custody. The Iranian government and the city officials brought additional buses and drivers to prevent the spread of the strike. The attempted strike was brutally oppressed by the government forces and the security guards of the public bus company.In the 2005 US Dept. of State country report on human right referencing the UN General Assembly resolution on December 16, the following human rights problems were reported:

*significant restriction of the right of citizens to change their government
*summary executions, including of minors
*Torture and severe punishments such as amputations and flogging
*Violence by vigilante groups with ties to the government
*Poor prison conditions
*Arbitrary arrest and detention, including prolonged solitary confinement
* lack of judicial independence
* lack of fair public trials, including lack of due process and access to counsel
* political prisoners and detainees
*Excessive government violence in Kurdish areas
*Substantial increase in violence from unknown groups in an Arab region of the country
*Severe restrictions on civil liberties--speech, press, assembly, association, movement, and privacy
*Severe restrictions on freedom of religion
*Official corruption
* lack of government transparency
*Violence and legal and societal discrimination against women, ethnic and religious minorities, and homosexuals
*Trafficking in persons
*Incitement to anti-Semitism
*Severe restriction of workers' rights, including freedom of association and the right to organize and bargain collectively
*Child labor
In a country that not even a completely peaceful gathering with no political overtones or slogans or a simple labor dispute is so brutally suppressed, how could we continue advocating nonviolent political action?
This is a word to the Islamic hooligans: that the Iranian peoples' patience is running out; if this trend continues we will resort to an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth option.
A word of advice to the Iranian law enforcement officers: remember the aftermath of the 1979 revolution, remember how many innocent police officers and security agents were either executed or killed by the people; Your mullah masters' days are over, your turn will come! People will avenge, the good will also pay the price for the crimes of the bad! You are paid by the people not the mullahs to serve and protect. Your job description does not include murder, maiming, raping, jailing, torturing, assassinating, and executing the dissidents. Stop!

Moronic IRI Comments


Tehran, 22 Nov. (AKI) - Iran's religious authorities in the holy Shiite city of Qom have officially invited Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, to convert to Islam, according to Hojatolislam Mohammad Reza Hakimi, quoted by Iran's Farda news agency. "I met Castro together with the Iranian foreign minister, Saiid Salili, and gave him some sacred Islamic texts translated into Spanish," said Hakimi, who recently returned from a government visit to Cuba.

"We spoke with Castro for several hours, and I think I almost managed to convince him to become a Muslim," Hakimi added. "Castro certain that Cuba is suffering from a lack of spirituality, and seems very interested in Islam, above all in the writing of Iran's revolutionary leader, Ayatallah Khomeini," Hakimi continued.

Khomeini in 1989 invited Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union, to renounce Communism and to convert to Islam. Gorbachev's political and economic reforms in the mid-1980s triggered the non-violent transition from authoritarian to democratic forms of government in Eastern Europe, and from state-controlled to more free-market economies.

Iran's Ahmadinejad wants Israel moved to Europe;_ylt=Au9HyXylQbHiUKYnzsQdT0Ss0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ-

Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad triggered a new international outcry by saying the "tumor" of the state of Israel should be relocated to Europe.

His outspoken remarks were greeted with outrage from Germany, Israel and the United States, at the forefront of an international campaign to prevent the Islamic regime from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Ahmadinejad, who in October said arch-enemy Israel "must be wiped off the map", said that if Germany and Austria felt believed Jews were massacred during World War II, a state of Israel should be established on their soil.

"You believe the Jews were oppressed, why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price?" he asked in an interview with Iranian state television's Arabic-language satellite channel, Al-Alam.

"You oppressed them, so give a part of Europe to the Zionist regime so they can establish any government they want. We would support it," he said, according to a transcript of his original Farsi-language comments given to AFP.

"So, Germany and Austria, come and give one, two or any number of your provinces to the Zionist regime so they can create a country there... and the problem will be solved at its root," he said.

"Why do they insist on imposing themselves on other powers and creating a tumor so there is always tension and conflict?"

Ahmadinejad, a straight-talking former commando who swept to the presidency after a shock election win in June, is no stranger to controversy.

"Unfortunately this is not the first time that the Iranian leader has expressed outrageous and racist views towards Jews and Israel," said Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Mark Regev.

"I hope that these outrageous remarks will be a wake-up call to people who have any illusions about the nature of the regime in Iran."

Israel's views were echoed by the United States, its closest ally.

"It just further underscores our concerns about the regime in Iran. And it's all the more reason why it's so important that the regime not have the ability to develop nuclear weapons," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the EU's nuclear diplomacy is "not made easier by the fact that Mr Ahmadinejad comes up with new ideas, that the people of Israel could move to Germany and Austria, to resolve the Middle East problem."

In his interview, Ahmadinejad also referred to the Holocaust as a matter of belief, and raised the issue of revisionist historians -- who attempt to establish that figures on the number of Jews killed by the Nazis are wildly exaggerated -- being prosecuted in Europe.

"Is it not true that European countries insist that they committed a Jewish genocide? They say that Hitler burned millions of Jews in furnaces... and exiled them," he said.

"Then because the Jews have been oppressed during the Second World War, therefore they (the Europeans) have to support the occupying regime of Qods (Jerusalem). We do not accept this."

The Holocaust was Nazi Germany's systematic slaughter of an estimated six million Jews between 1933 and 1945.

Official Iranian media frequently carry sympathetic interviews with Holocaust revisionists, and the regime itself also refuses to recognize Israel.

Ahmadinejad also proposed "a referendum in Palestine for all the original Palestinians" to decide on the future of what is now Israel, the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

But he said "the best solution is resistance so that the enemies of the Palestinians accept the reality and the right of the Palestinian people to have land."

He was speaking in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia where he was attending a summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

After calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map" in October, Iran was chastised by the UN Security Council and drew fierce condemnation from the West -- already alarmed over Iran's nuclear ambitions and ballistic missile program.

A scheduled visit to Iran by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was also called off as a result of the remark.

Ahmadinejad's tone has also been a major departure from his pro-reform predecessor Mohammad Khatami, who had eased anti-Western rhetoric and sought to bring Iran out of international isolation by calling for a "dialogue among civilizations."

Iran's president questions Holocaust

Thursday - Dec 8th 2005

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday expressed doubt that the Holocaust occurred and suggested Israel be moved to Europe.

His comments, reported by Iran's official IRNA news agency from a news conference he gave in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, follow his call in October for Israel to be "wiped off the map", which sparked widespread international condemnation.

"Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

"Although we don't accept this claim, if we suppose it is true, our question for the Europeans is: is the killing of innocent Jewish people by Hitler the reason for their support to the occupiers of Jerusalem?" he said.

"If the Europeans are honest they should give some of their provinces in Europe -- like in Germany, Austria or other countries -- to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe. You offer part of Europe and we will support it." ....

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Shirin Ebadi is a traitor to Iran and Iranians!

Dear LA Times Editor

In your opinion section, this article titled Defusing Iran With Democracy; on the second paragraph Ebadi writes:
“When the U.S. and its allies encouraged the shah in the 1970s to start Iran's nuclear energy program, they helped create the Frankenstein that has become so controversial today. If, instead, they had pressed the shah to undertake political reforms, respect human rights and release Iran's political prisoners, history could have been very different.”
She then proceeds to justify the Iranian nuclear program and suggested a slap on the wrist for IRI.

In conclusion she writes” Lastly, the U.S. and Iran should enter direct negotiations. It is simply absurd for the U.S. and the most important nation in the Middle East not to communicate directly. The Bush administration should not be seduced by exile groups with no support in Iran. Developing democracy is an internal affair.”

As you are aware when the puppet masters gave her the Noble peace prize, on her ceremonial speech instead of addressing Iranian human rights violations, she criticized US and the Guantanamo Bay situation.

Instead of defending human rights and campaigning to stop child execution in Iran, this so-called lawyer defends the IRI terrorist regime’s quest for obtaining weapons of mass destruction.

I find this woman to be a mouthpiece for the IRI, and a traitor to Iran and Iranians!
This article is very poorly written, lacks reasoning and does not deserve publication!


Ramin Etebar, MD

Defusing Iran With Democracy

January 19, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Shirin Ebadi and Muhammad Sahimi,0,5662866.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions

Lost in the international fury over Iran's partial restart of its nuclear energy program, and the deplorable statements by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad regarding Israel, has been the fact that respect for human rights and a democratic political system are the most effective deterrent against the threat that any aspiring nuclear power, including Iran, may pose to the world.

When the U.S. and its allies encouraged the shah in the 1970s to start Iran's nuclear energy program, they helped create the Frankenstein that has become so controversial today. If, instead, they had pressed the shah to undertake political reforms, respect human rights and release Iran's political prisoners, history could have been very different.

In the three decades since then, India, South Africa, North Korea, Israel and Pakistan have joined the nuclear club — and most people would acknowledge that the democracies among them are viewed today as the least threatening. In the 1980s, South Africa's apartheid regime made several nuclear bombs, but the democratic government of Nelson Mandela dismantled them. India has a nuclear arsenal, but few perceive the world's largest democracy as a global threat. Nor is Israel considered likely to be the first in the Middle East to use nuclear weapons in a conflict.

But North Korea's nuclear program is a threat because its regime is secretive, its leader a recluse. The nuclear arsenal of Pakistan is dangerous because the military, which runs the country and is populated by Islamic extremists, helped create the Taliban and allowed Abdul Qadeer Khan to freely operate a nuclear supermarket.

Iran's nuclear program began accelerating around 1997 when the reform-minded Mohammad Khatami was elected president — just as Iran was developing an independent press, and just before a reformist parliament was elected in 2000. The reformists supported the nuclear program but wanted it to be fully transparent and in compliance with Iran's international obligations. These were reassuring signs that it would not get out of control.

But instead of backing Iran's fledgling democratic movement, which would have led to nuclear transparency, the U.S. undercut it by demonizing Iran.

While Khatami proposed people-to-people dialogue between Americans and Iranians, Washington chose to block Iranian scholars, artists and authors from visiting the U.S. Although Khatami helped the U.S. in Afghanistan, President Bush designated Iran a member of the "axis of evil."

By 2003, when it became clear that Khatami's reforms had stalled, the world started paying closer attention to Iran's nuclear program. So, what had demonizing Iran achieved?

The U.S. will not solve the nuclear problem by threatening military strikes or by dragging Iran before the U.N. Security Council. Although a vast majority of Iranians despise the country's hard-liners and wish for their downfall, they also support its nuclear program because it has become a source of pride for an old nation with a glorious history.

A military attack would only inflame nationalist sentiments. Iran is not Iraq. Given Iranians' fierce nationalism and the Shiites' tradition of martyrdom, any military move would provoke a response that would engulf the entire region, resulting in countless deaths and a ruined economy not only for the region but for the world.

Imposing U.N. sanctions on Iran would also be counterproductive, prompting Tehran to leave the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and its "additional protocol." Is the world ready to live with such prospects?

So, what can the West do? Western nations should help the U.N. appoint a special human rights monitor for Iran. It would remind the General Assembly of Iran's human rights record annually, and strongly condemn it if the record keeps deteriorating. Contrary to the general perception, Iran's clerics are sensitive to outside criticism.

The World Bank should stop providing Iran with loans and, instead, work with nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to strengthen civil society. The West should support Iran's human-rights and democracy advocates, nominate jailed leaders for international awards and keep the cause in the public eye. Western nations should downgrade diplomatic relations if Iran continues violating basic human rights.

Iran is at least six to 10 years away from a nuclear bomb, by most estimates. The crisis is not even a crisis. There is ample time for political reform before Iran ever develops the bomb. Meanwhile, the West should permit Iran a limited uranium enrichment program (as allowed under the nonproliferation treaty) under strict safeguards by the International Atomic Energy Agency — but only when Tehran undertakes meaningful reforms, including freeing political prisoners and holding free and fair elections.

Lastly, the U.S. and Iran should enter direct negotiations. It is simply absurd for the U.S. and the most important nation in the Middle East not to communicate directly. The Bush administration should not be seduced by exile groups with no support in Iran. Developing democracy is an internal affair.

Democracy, in the end, will provide the ultimate safeguard against nuclear disaster, because a truly democratic Iran, backed by a majority of Iranians, would feel secure enough not to pursue dangerous military adventures.

SHIRIN EBADI, a human rights advocate, was awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize. MUHAMMAD SAHIMI is a professor of chemical engineering at USC.

Ask the NOBEL WITCH: Are you a Moslem woman?????

Watch this video on the URL below and ask the NOBEL WITCH did any of these atrocities did not meet her criteria for commenting?

Shirin Ebadi, are you a Moslem woman????

Is what is done in Iran under Islam according to shari’ law? If no why you don’t defend these victims? You are a so-called lawyer and human rights activists!

If the true Islam commits these crimes and atrocities you don’t condemn it as a former judge and human rights activist?

Instead of addressing the horrific crimes you criticize US and the Guantanamo Bay situation?

Isalam has no conflict with Democray? Then why your prisons are overflowing with dissidents and the cemeteries are running out of space ?

Instead of babbling “While Khatami proposed people-to-people dialogue between Americans and Iranians, Washington chose to block Iranian scholars, artists and authors from visiting the U.S. Although Khatami helped the U.S. in Afghanistan, President Bush designated Iran a member of the "axis of evil." Did you comment on the poor women being stoned in this video? How about the summer of 1988 when IRI massacred more than 30000 Iranian in a matter of days?

The NOBEL WITCH Instead of defending human rights and campaigning to stop child execution in Iran, this so-called lawyer defends the IRI terrorist regime’s quest for obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
Ramin Etebar, MD

Iranian political prisoners’ criticism of Shirin Ebadi

Dated February 24, 2006

Farsi to English translation by Ramin Etebar, M.D.

To Leaders of western governments, their respective foreign ministers & human rights organizations, We have deemed it necessary to direct your attention to the following matters:

It has been approximately two years since awarding the Noble peace prize to Shirin Ebadi . Even though it was our pride that an Iranian woman was awarded the prize, this does not prevent us from mentioning her weaknesses.

Mrs. Ebadi having plenty of financial and political opportunities as well as being an authority on human rights in Iran has the opportunity to voice the human rights violations in Iran. Prior to receiving the Noble prize she was an ordinary lawyer that was jailed less than 25 days and was released after writing a repent letter, naturally not much was expected of her, but today, given the circumstances above, we have higher expectations from her. We have noted a conservative attitude in her depicted in interviews, speeches, articles and reports.

A few days ago, the execution rumor of our prison friend Hojat Zamani with whom we had an ideological conflict broke out. We and Hojat’s family have been in a psychological warfare with the regime, rumors of his execution were never confirmed or denied. Mrs. Ebadi failed to mention or condemn this act by the regime.

Isn’t Hojat Zamani a human being? We are certain that Mrs. Ebadi dose not report the truth to the western leaders and human rights organizations.

Her reports are ‘directed” and cause diversion, to the point that her status has declined to a lobbyist for 3 of her friends that are respected by us.

She has never mentioned some people who have spent 27 years of their life in prison. She has never defended the imprisoned students and political dissidents

who are in jails for several years. She has no true knowledge of the political prisoners’ statistics and census. She thinks that all the political prisoners are the three individuals that she is representing them as a lawyer. She even introduces her friends for political prisoner’s awards, she will not mention people who have suffered more tortures and prison terms than her friends and are popular among the people. Aren’t these actions discriminatory and misrepresentation of the truth? How is this that she vigorously endeavors and advocates for her friend and client in jail for espionage, yet she does not speak a word for dissidents who have been jailed and tortured several years for nonviolent resistance? Isn’t this discrimination and apartheid?

Why should the Western leaders in Europe and America as well as human rights organizations be influenced and “canalized” by such a suspicious character?

Does Iran have only 3 political prisoners? Why shouldn’t she say a word about the 8 death row prisoners that can be executed any minute? Is this claiming justice and defense of human rights? Unfortunately it appears that the western leaders are being severely influenced by such unjust and problematic lobbyist!

How often from focusing on two or threes prisoners, by awards, political propaganda and censoring other political prisoners this segregation is comprehensible?

It is imperative that any Iranian nationalist try to translate this critique to different languages specially English, German, French, and Spanish; notify
western leaders, their foreign ministers, and human rights organizations as well as the media in Europe and specially the United States; asking them to expose this discrimination and apartheid in human rights.

Soon we will issue a communiqué regarding biography, past performance and negligence of Mrs. Shirin Ebadi concerning duty and mission for public defense of human rights in a clear and transparent manner.

Signed by: Dissident students and political prisoners

From Evin Prison:

Manouchehr Mohammadi
Akbar Mohammadi
Khaled Hardani
Mostafa Jokar
Behnam Vafaseresht
Hashem Shaeian
Hydar Gholi Soltani
Hojat Bakhtiari
Hamid Reza Mohammadi
Mohsen Bapiri

from Rajai Shahr Prison:

Asad Shaghaghi
Amir Heshmat Saran
Vallyollah Faiz Mahdavi
Mehrdad Lohrasebi
Jafar Eghdami

From Mazandaran prison :

Reza Ashrafpour

The Austrian Government Participation in International terrorism

To: Austrian representation in U.S.A
Austrian Trade Commission
Embassy of Austria
Austrian Press and Information Service
Austrian National Tourist Office

Dear Sirs or Madams

Your government has sold the Islamic republic of Iran 800 HS50 Steyr-Mannlicher .50 caliber sniper rifles in the name of international trade.

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been one of the world's most active sponsors of terrorism. Tehran has armed, trained, financed, inspired, organized, and otherwise supported dozens of violent groups over the years. Iran has backed not only groups in its Persian Gulf neighborhood, but also terrorists and radicals in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Bosnia, the Philippines, and elsewhere.

Iran has been wreaking havoc in Iraq since the American occupation by arming, financing, supporting and sheltering insurgents. Hundreds of Iranian
intelligence operatives are working hard to destabilize Iraq; IRI cultivates terrorists such as Moqtada al-Sadr and is instigating Sunni uprising.
Iran has long pursued ties to Sunni jihadists, including members of al-Qa’ida.

As you are aware, the “Mullahcracy” Regime in Iran is an unelected government and rejected by the majority of the Iranian citizens.
The tyrants in Tehran have been brutally killing and injuring the innocent dissidents whose only crime is the cry of freedom.

Iran allegedly has bought the rifles to combat drug smugglers!!! It is a well known fact that the Iranian Mullahs are the drug cartels in the
region killing several birds with one stone mainly financial gains, followed by producing a drugged out disinterested society incapable of resistance
and finally financing terrorism.

Whether these guns be used on the Iranian citizens or American soldiers, we condemn the reckless acts of selling weapons to the IRI tyrant
regime for political and monetary concessions. You choice to stand with or against the Iranian people will determine our future government’s political and economic relations with your respected government.

In conclusion I like to direct your attention to this propaganda video by the jihadists. I hope that by knowing what your sniper
rifles will be used for, your government and your weapons manufacturers will stop participating in slaughter of the Iranian citizens and the
American soldiers!
Video URL link:
Sincerely your,

Ramin Etebar, M.D.

CC:World Leaders, Government officials, Human Rights Organizations, International Media, Activists, and
several thousand e-mail recipients.

Fury over Austrian 'super' rifles for Iranians
By Thomas Harding Defence Correspondent
(Filed: 14/01/2006)
Daily Telegraph
Britain and America are furious with Austria for exporting to Iran 800 sniper rifles that could be used against their troops in Iraq.
HS50 Steyr-Mannlicher .50 caliber rifles can pierce body armour from up to a mile, shoot down helicopters and penetrate Humvee troop carriers that have not been fully reinforced.
The weapons are highly accurate and fire a round called an armour-piercing incendiary, a bullet that the Iranians manufacture.
There are fears in the Pentagon that some will reach insurgents fighting allied forces in Iraq.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard is suspected of passing on bomb-making technology to Iraqi terrorists responsible for infra-red bombs that have killed 10 British soldiers.
A Foreign Office spokesman said there were "serious concerns" over the rifle sale and London had protested to Vienna.
"Although we did make our worries known, the sale has unfortunately gone ahead and these weapons could now fall into the wrong hands," he said.
Iran allegedly bought the rifles to combat drug smugglers pouring through the borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The order, worth an estimated £8 million, was placed with Steyr last year and the company was given government permission to export the weapons.
A spokesman for Austria's interior ministry said there was no reason to stop the deal.
Iran is said to be re-arming after a £455 million deal with Russia for missiles and radar to ward off any air strikes on its nuclear facilities.

The followings are excerpts from the President Bush that apply to Iran & IRI thugs:

President Bush’s state of the union 2006

Abroad, our nation is committed to an historic, long-term goal -- we seek the end of tyranny in our world. Some dismiss that goal as misguided idealism. In reality, the future security of America depends on it. On September 11th, 2001, we found that problems originating in a failed and oppressive state seven thousand miles away could bring murder and destruction to our country. Dictatorships shelter terrorists, feed resentment and radicalism, and seek weapons of mass destruction. Democracies replace resentment with hope, respect the rights of their citizens and their neighbors, and join the fight against terror. Every step toward freedom in the world makes our country safer, and so we will act boldly in freedom's cause. Far from being a hopeless dream, the advance of freedom is the great story of our time. In 1945, there were about two dozen lonely democracies on earth. Today, there are 122. And we are writing a new chapter in the story of self-government -- with women lining up to vote in Afghanistan ... and millions of Iraqis marking their liberty with purple ink ... and men and women from Lebanon to Egypt debating the rights of individuals and the necessity of freedom. At the start of 2006, more than half the people of our world live in democratic nations. And we do not forget the other half -- in places like Syria, Burma, Zimbabwe, North Korea, and Iran -- because the demands of justice, and the peace of this world, require their freedom as well. Our offensive against terror involves more than military action. Ultimately, the only way to defeat the terrorists is to defeat their dark vision of hatred and fear by offering the hopeful alternative of political freedom and peaceful change. So the United States of America supports democratic reform across the broader Middle East. Elections are vital -- but they are only the beginning. Raising up a democracy requires the rule of law, protection of minorities, and strong, accountable institutions that last longer than a single vote. The great people of Egypt have voted in a multiparty presidential election -- and now their government should open paths of peaceful opposition that will reduce the appeal of radicalism. The Palestinian people have voted in elections -- now the leaders of Hamas must recognize Israel, disarm, reject terrorism, and work for lasting peace. Saudi Arabia has taken the first steps of reform -- now it can offer its people a better future by pressing forward with those efforts. Democracies in the Middle East will not look like our own, because they will reflect the traditions of their own citizens. Yet liberty is the future of every nation in the Middle East, because liberty is the right and hope of all humanity. The same is true of Iran, a nation now held hostage by a small clerical elite that is isolating and repressing its people. The regime in that country sponsors terrorists in the Palestinian territories and in Lebanon -- and that must come to an end. The Iranian government is defying the world with its nuclear ambitions -- and the nations of the world must not permit the Iranian regime to gain nuclear weapons. America will continue to rally the world to confront these threats. And tonight, let me speak directly to the citizens of Iran: America respects you, and we respect your country. We respect your right to choose your own future and win your own freedom. And our nation hopes one day to be the closest of friends with a free and democratic Iran.

Bonfire of the Mullahs

A strong message of support to the Iranian youth seeking freedom should be derived prior to Chaharshanbeh Suri !!!

An ancient fire festival halted each year since the 1979 Islamic revolution because hardliners considered it un-Islamic, the Chaharshanbeh Suri, or Red Wednesday. For the last 27 years of the Islamic rule, the Iranian New Year Nowrooz, and the Red Wednesday fire Festival, which falls on the last Tuesday evening of the Iranian year, have been the battleground between the Iranian culture of joy, knowledge and life and the non-Iranian culture of mourning, ignorance and martyrdom. The Islamic regime's security forces have tried to reach a compromise each year by not banning the celebrations but declaring only certain official parks in the cities for lawful celebrations. Yet the people and the youth in particular once again turn the Red Wednesday celebrations into a combat zone for the test of forces. As the youth jumped over the bonfires the traditional ancient rhymes were replaced with anti-government ones. "toop, tank, feshfesheh Akhoond bayad koshteh sheh" " Cannons, Tanks and Firecrackers, We must kill the Mullahs". When it comes to the liberation of Iran, President Bush's words have been perfect. When will his administration's deeds follow suit? The United States should long ago have made regime change in Tehran a clear-cut goal of US foreign policy. At every turn, the mullahs who rule Iran have demonstrated their enmity for everything we are trying to accomplish in the Middle East. They are determined to keep Iraq agitated and unstable, and actively work to undercut US influence there. They camouflage their avid pursuit of a nuclear bomb behind a cloud of diplomatic blue smoke, one day making a show of cooperation with Western investigators, the next day demanding that the investigations end. Iran remains the world's foremost sponsor of terror, sheltering Al Qaeda thugs within its borders and dispatching trained killers to Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Toppling the mullahs would not require a US invasion. The majority of Iran's 67 million people loathe their government. Many are unabashedly pro-American. If the United States explicitly called for regime change in Tehran and backed up that call with diplomatic and financial support for the pro-democracy resistance, Iranians would respond with courage and resolve. Like the festering Communist dictatorships that collapsed when the people of Eastern Europe rose against them in 1989, the corrupt Islamists in Iran can be defeated by the men and women they have oppressed for so long. If we are going to win the war on terror, the liberation of Iran is not an option. It is a prerequisite. The Bush administration should be saying so -- and living up to its words.

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To: Honorable President Of United States George W. Bush, General Secretary of the United Nations Mr. Kofi Annan, U.S. Congress, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. John Bolton, Senator Brownback, EU Heads of States, Heads of the world’s democratic states, The United Nation Commission for Human Rights Special Rapporteur, U.S. Secretay of State, the European Parliament, Amnesty International, , Reporters Without Borders , Human Rights Watch, and International Criminal Court (ICC)
The undersigned are individually or as a group unequivocally and unconditionally are in favor of regime change in Iran by peaceful means. We believe this could effectively be done through support of the Iranian Opposition Groups within Iran and outside along with world wide economic sanctions, targeting government hierarchy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
We support and respect the aspiration of the people of Iran for freedom and democracy. We further declare that:
1- Mahmood Ahmadinejad does not represent Iranian people as his election involved fraudulent activities.
2- In the 2nd article of IRI constitution it is stated that the foundation of governing, and legislation only comes from God. Foundation and basis of legislation comes from Quran and living tradition of profit Mohammad and his family. “Imam” supreme leader or (Velayate Faghih) is the interpreter of the legislations. Velayat e Faghih is an unelected body and does not represent Iranians. The position of “Imam” supreme leader or (Velayate Faghih) is contrary to any fundamentals of democracy.
3- Based on the constitution of the IRI, the “Imam” supreme leader or (Velayate Faghih) is the interpreter of the legislations in addition to the fuqaha' of the Guardian Council who are judges in this matter. The guardian council members are selected by the Imam. Therefore, religious discrimination, killing of the non-Moslems, individual or group execution of the dissidents, amputation of limbs, eye gouging, flogging, torture, raping the virgin dissident females the night before the execution, stoning, property confiscation of the Moslems and non-Moslems, killing of persons who change their religion, killing of homosexuals, valuing women half of a man, killing of children by their fathers or grandfathers, selling daughters at any age for marriage, execution of children , state sponsorship of terrorism and support of religious terrorism worldwide to export the divine rule is considered legal and in accordance to the religious order.
4- Human Rights violations by the Islamic "Republic" of Iran have reached an unprecedented colossal level of cruelty and barbarism.
5- We further recognize bombing Iran and its infrastructure will drive a wedge between the Iranian people who are the most pro-American nation in the Middle East if not in the world and the west.
6- We have come to the conclusion that the only way to deal with this unelected and undemocratic regime is to deal with it strongly and with a comprehensive set of measures.
The measures that we recommend and strongly advocate are as follows:
* Stop, with immediate effect, all international trades with the undemocratic Islamic “Republic” of Iran.
*Stop the purchase of oil from Iran and refrain from signing any new contracts and renewal of any existing ones.
* Blockade Iran’s ports in the Persian Gulf and possibly the Caspian Sea allowing passage of food and medicine. *Stop all IRI satellite TV and Radio programming to the outside world.
* Cease all Mullahs personal assets outside Iran including its support organization such as Alavi Foundation in New York City.
* Freeze IRI assets outside of Iran and impose prohibition on investment, a travel ban, and asset freezes for government leaders and nuclear scientists.
* Worldwide announcement to all nations that any deals and contracts made with IRI (Islamic Republic of Iran) by any entity is null and void. The IRI does not represent Iranians.
* Publicly identify known IRI agents, arrest and prosecute their agents abroad as promoters of international terrorism and abusers of human rights. Shut down all illegal unregisterd agent organizations representing IRI interests, their lobbyist and apologists.
* Close or limit Islamic Republic’s embassies and its activities including travel limits on Iranian diplomats.
* Release the frozen assets of Iran to the IRI opposition to be spent on strike funds and promotion of democracy.
* Expel IRI representatives from UN since the IRI constitution is contrary to the UDHR (Universal Declarations of Human Rights).

Please remember; the key to salvation of Iraq is also in freedom of Iran. The freedom-loving countries of the world must unite and assist Iranian people to end this embarrassment to humanity and civility called Islamic Republic and allow Iran to come back to the arms of the civilized nations. In helping us, you have stopped the violence in Iraq and have made Iran reach democracy with minimum bloodshed and have preserved the peace and freedom worldwide. God Bless all of peace and freedom-loving people.


The Undersigned

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Iran Mullahs Anti-War Campaign

Feb 16, 2006

Dear worldwide friends

Please take a look at the petition. Although I don't know most of the signatories to this, but the names of Ladan Afrasiabi and Ramsey Clark send shivers down my spine as they are the biggest IRI supporters. It is needles to say that Ladan Afrasiabi has been working in tandem with Hooshang Amirahmadi promoting IRI interests and Ramsey Clark whose role in bringing Khomeini to power is known to all Iranians. Ramsey Clark is one of the defense attorneys for Saddam Hussein and has called for Washington to be put on trial.I oppose war against Iran because of innocent people getting hurt and I believe in the fact that Iranian problem must be solved by the Iranian people . We can and we will overthrow the killer mullahs, but in the process we need the moral and political support of the international community. I sense Islamic Republic of Iran being behind this petition.The IRI regime sooner or later will drag the Iranian nation into a devastating war, it is not because the US government is a Warmonger, but rather mullahs provocation to instigate a war. The mullahcracy regime is and has been unable to govern Iran.
The Iranian nation is suffering economically, socially, politically from the injustices imposed by the mullahs upon them. The Islamic thugs have been conducting clandestine nuclear activities for the past 18 years. The Iranian Talibans have been supporting international terrorism for the last 27 years. They have killed, maimed, tortured and imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Iranians since coming to power in1979. Unable to solve any of Iranian internal problems, the mullahs are seeking a war to blame their shortcomings on it as they did with Saddam Hussein?s invasion of Iran provoked by Akoond Khomeini.The Iranian people are the most pro-American nation in the Middle East if not in the world. The Iranian Talibans have 70 million sworn enemies at home! The only reason the mullahs are seeking nuclear weapons is to be able to suppress and kill dissidents while the world would remain silent fearing their atomic bombs and their terrorist network throughout the world.Make no mistakes about it, the mullahs will use the nuclear arms to annihilate Israel and demolish any western or regional government preventing them from exporting their revolution and brand of Islam. The Iranian people need your help to rid themselves of their terrorist rulers.This petition is an anti-American propaganda. The US government is not waging a campaign of sanctions, hostility, and falsehood against the people of Iran. On the contrary President Bush in his 2006 State of the Union speech said:
"....The same is true of Iran, a nation now held hostage by small clerical elite that is isolating and repressing its people. The regime in that country sponsors terrorists in the Palestinian territories and in Lebanon -- and that must come to an end. The Iranian government is defying the world with its nuclear ambitions -- and the nations of the world must not permit the Iranian regime to gain nuclear weapons. America will continue to rally the world to confront these threats. And tonight, let me speak directly to the citizens of Iran: America respects you, and we respect your country. We respect your right to choose your own future and win your own freedom. And our nation hopes one day to be the closest of friends with a free and democratic Iran...."His message is loud and clear to our nation and is appreciated. The Iranians need the international assistance to regain their liberty.Once again I reiterate my anti-war position but I feel that this petition is backed by desperate despots in Tehran.Shortly I shall organize a worldwide petition drive asking the world community to help Iranians in their quest of freedom, meanwhile I condemn this Anti-Iranian/Anti-American petition by the likes of Ramsey Clark.Respectfully SubmittedRamin Etebar, MDIranian-American physician,Human Rights and political activist

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Reflecting Back On A 16 Year Old Girl’s Execution

The Heartbreaking And Enraging Story of a 16 Year Old Girl’s Execution Past Sunday in the Town of Neka
On Sunday August 15, 2004, a 16 year old girl by the name of Atefe Rajabi, daughter of Ghassem Rajabi, was executed in the town of Neka, located in the province of Mazandaran, for “engaging in acts incompatible with chastity”. The execution was carried out by the order of Neka’s “judicial administrator” and was approved by both the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic and the chief of the nation’s “judiciary branch.” Although according to her birth certificate she was only 16 years old, the local court falsely claimed that she was 22. Three months ago, during her appearance before the local court, fiercely angry the young girl hurled insults at the local judge, Haji Reza, who is also the chief judicial administrator of the city, and it is said as another expression of protest took off some of her clothes in the courtroom. This act by the young girl made the administrator so furious that he evaluated her file personally and in less than three months received a go-ahead from the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Court for her execution. The animosity and anger of Haji Reza was so strong that he personally put the rope around the girl’s delicate neck and personally gave the signal to the crane operator, by raising his hand, to begin pulling the rope. It may be noted that although according to the Islamic Republic’s own penal laws the presence of an attorney for the defense [is supposed to be] mandatory, regardless of the defendant’s ability to afford one, nevertheless the girl remained without an attorney. Her unfortunate father, while tears poured from his eyes, went about the city beseeching the townspeople for money to hire an attorney who in the least would provide his daughter with a line of defense. The young girl was buried the same day after her execution but during that same night her corpse was disinterred by unknown individuals and robbed. The theft remains unexplained and the Rajabi family has filed a complaint. The 16 year old girl’s male companion, who had been arrested as well, received 100 lashes and, after the Islamic punishment was carried out, released.

Dear My Fellow Freedom Loving Activists,

The murderous mullahs of Iran have executed another minor. The interviews of locals in the city of Neka conducted by Radio Farda revealed that this child was either mentally retarded or was suffering from a psychiatric illness. As a physician and human right’s activist I can not express my outrage enough. The terrorist regime in Iran has been killing children for the past twenty five years. The virgin girls are raped by these Islamic hooligans the night before their execution in order to” prevent them from going to heaven”. We the Iranian people hold the E.U. and corporate sponsors of the terror regime responsible for continuation of tyrannies in Iran. Please do your humanitarian share of responsibility and forward this content to the press, multinational corporations and government officials of your country of residence. May god bless the souls of the genocide victims of the I.R.I.

Ramin Etebar, MD

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Islamist Regime Of Iran May Seal off Strait of Hormuz


The IRI thugs in a last ditch effort to bring death and destruction to Iran, have been threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz. It is imperative that the Iranians overthrow this regime before the IRI government provokes an attack on Iran by the West. The nuclear gridlock and the threats to cut off the flow of oil to the West will soon lead to war! Iran remains the world’s number one despotic regime in the world which is second to none for its track record of human rights violations, dictatorship and state sponsorship of terrorism. Thanks to inept western strategists, Iraq has been presented to Iran on a silver platter! With growing Iran’s influence in Iraq, use of the petroleum, nuclear and terrorism weapons, Iran is well on its way to become the evil empire! With removal of Saddam Hussein, the regional balance of power eliminated. The Americans and the British have been unable to keep Iran in check due to Iran’s meddling in Iraq and thus creating a quagmire for the westerners. Iran’s support for the Iraqi turmoil is actually being given to their co-religionists the Shiites. The leading Shiite party in Iraq the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution (SCIR) is led by by people who spent the Hussein years in Iran while their private army the Badr brigade is funded by Iran. Of course Iran could and probably is playing both sides of the street by giving aid to the insurgency as a means of pressuring the USA to leave. The US in fact is powerless to do anything about Iran's meddling in Iraq or its nuclear ambitions. One of the unintended consequences of the Iraq war, combined with the spike in oil prices, has been to make Iran the pre-eminent power in the Middle East and one that is untouchable by the US or its client state Israel because of the potential impact on oil supplies. Neither would US or world opinion tolerates another US inspired pre-emptive war in the Middle East. The Bush administration's actions in Iraq have, to use the technical term, left us screwed. Their general dumbness in the Middle East and in the wider effort to contain terrorism is breathtaking; every action they take seems to be aimed at increasing the effectiveness of our opponents. With ever increasing west’s dependence on the Middle Eastern oil, geopolitically speaking the Persian Gulf must become a safe zone to insure free passage of oil through the Straits of Hormuz . Geographically it dominates the northern shores of the Persian Gulf, with command of the Strait of Hormuz, the most important chokepoint in the globe. It is within easy striking distance of about 50 percent of the world's oilfields: those in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain, and the UAE. It also is a bridge between two very important energy zones of Central Asia and the Persian Gulf. The West has vital interests in the Middle East. The Middle East is the center of gravity of international politics. Iran is the center of gravity of the Middle East. None of the current problems in the Middle East and the Islamic World can be resolved unless there is change in Iran. Iran is run by a very nasty regime of fundamentalist but corrupt religious zealots that threat the security of the region as well as the rest of the world. It is imperative that the Iranian problem be solved by the Iranian hand and the international community to help them to get rid of this geopolitical tumor.

Iran May Seal off Persian Gulf

January 24, 2006
Ha'aretz Yossi Melman

senior Iranian official threatened that Tehran may forcibly prevent oil export via the Straits of Hormuz if the UN imposed economic sanctions due to Iran's nuclear program, an Iranian news Web site said on Monday. This is the first time an Iranian official makes military threats in a public statement on Tehran's recent disagreements with the West. The news site, affiliated with the radical student movement in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was once a member, quoted Mohammed-Nabi Rudaki, deputy chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission. According to the report, Rudaki said that "if Europe does not act wisely with the Iranian nuclear portfolio and it is referred to the UN Security Council and economic or air travel restrictions are imposed unjustly, we have the power to halt oil supply to the last drop from the shores of the Persian Gulf via the Straits of Hormuz." 25% of the world's oil production passes through the Straits of Hormuz, which connect the Persian Gulf with the Indian Ocean. The meaning of Rudaki's threat is that not only will Tehran stop its oil production from reaching the West, it may also use force to prevent the other oil prodoucers in the region (the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait) from exporting to the West. Raduki also warned that his country might quit from its membership in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Iran's threat merits hard line

By Boston Herald editorial staff
Sunday, August 21, 2005

Iran's cocky new hard-line government has raised the stakes in the dispute over its nuclear program with a threat to close the Strait of Hormuz. The Bush administration must make clear that such an action would mean a war to keep open the oil lifeline of the world. During the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, the U.S. Navy patrolled the Arabian Gulf (to which the strait leads) to keep the oil flowing and even sank a few small Iranian vessels. A warning to Iran - which could be delivered quietly at first - might well combine a reminder of those days and a caution that the next time hostilities would not be confined to small boats at sea but would include all of Iran's air force and naval assets. Through the straits pass tankers from Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq, carrying about one barrel in every four produced on the planet. If Iran means to include its own shipments in the threat, that would make the flow about 30 percent of the world total. Interrupting this for any length of time would amount to ``actual strangulation'' of the world economy, as Henry Kissinger noted more than 30 years ago. Perhaps emboldened by high oil prices, Mohammad Saeedi, spokesman for Iran's Center for Nuclear Energy, was quoted by The Wall Street Journal as saying, ``We have told the Europeans very clearly that if any country wants to deal with Iran in an illogical and arrogant way we will block the Strait of Hormuz.'' Iran has been negotiating with Britain, France and Germany, who with the United States want Iran to give up plans to manufacture nuclear fuel to remove all possibility that the country, which has lied for almost 20 years about its nuclear activities, could some day build a bomb. Britain, France and Germany should make clear that the oil threat will not deter them in the least from seeking sanctions in the United Nations Security Council if need be.

Iran denies reports on threat to block Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Iran on Saturday strongly denied a recent Western media report that its top nuclear official had threatened to block Hormuz Strait if its nuclear standoff could not be settled, the official IRNA news agency reported. Some Western media, including the Wall Street Journal, had recently quoted Mohammad Saeedi, deputy chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), as saying that Tehran would block Hormuz Strait if Iran were dealt with in an illogical and arrogant way on the nuclear issue. The IAEO denied Saturday in a statement that "foreign newspapers affiliated to certain lobbies have attributed such a statement to Saeedi to misrepresent the region as a trouble spot. "Saeedi himself also said that he had not spoken about Hormuz Strait so far, IRNA said. Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefialso told his weekly news briefing that the report about Saeedi's comments has been "imprecise and misinterpreted". Hormuz Strait, the waterway from the Gulf to the India Ocean, plays a considerable role in the global transportation of oil. The Iranian nuclear standoff has been escalated since Tehran on Aug. 8 defiantly resumed uranium conversion activities in the central city Isfahan and rejected a comprehensive nuclear proposal made by the European Union (EU). The EU and the International Atomic Energy Agency have urged Iran to reestablish the suspension on its sensitive nuclear activities, which has been rejected by Tehran.

Hormuz Strait

Strait separating the Persian Gulf to the west and the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea to the east. The strait touches Iran to the north and Oman to the south (the peninsula of Musandem). The length is defined to be about 280 km, and the width is at the smallest only 50 km. The strait of Hormuz is of great strategical importance, as it is the only sea route where oil from Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, as well as most of United Arab Emirates can be transported. Three islands were seized by Iran in 1971: Tunb Kabir, Tunb Saghir, and Abu Musa. These are claimed by the United Arab Emirates, but there have never been any fights over them.

Option Of Closing Off The Shipping Route

In a press conference on December 18, 1997, Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Maleki said that Iran supported the free flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, but reserved the option of closing off the shipping route if it is threatened.

World Oil Transit Chokepoints

The following presents information on major world oil transit centers. Over 35 million barrels per day (bbl/d) pass through the relatively narrow shipping lanes and pipelines discussed below. These routes are known as chokepoints due to their potential for closure. Disruption of oil flows through any of these export routes could have a significant impact on world oil prices. The information in this report is the best available as of March 2004 and is subject to change. GENERAL BACKGROUND Given the fact that oil consumption occurs mainly in the industrialized West, while oil production takes place largely in the Middle East, former Soviet Union, West Africa, and South America, a significant volume of oil is traded internationally. This oil is moved mainly by two methods: oil tanker ships and oil pipelines. About 2/3 of the world’s oil trade (both crude oils and refined products) moves by tanker. About 43 million barrels per day of that trade is crude oil. Tankers have made global (intercontinental) transport of oil possible; they are low cost, efficient, and extremely flexible. Oil transported by sea generally follows a fixed set of maritime routes. Along the way, tankers encounter several geographic "chokepoints," or narrow channels, such as the Strait of Hormuz leading out of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Malacca linking the Indian Ocean (and oil coming from the Middle East) with the Pacific Ocean (and major consuming markets in Asia). Other important maritime "chokepoints" include the Bab el-Mandab passage from the Arabian Sea to the Red Sea; the Panama Canal and the Panama Pipeline connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans; the Suez Canal and the Sumed Pipeline connecting the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea; and the Turkish Straits/Bosporus linking the Black Sea (and oil coming from the Caspian Sea region) to the Mediterranean Sea."Chokepoints" are critically important to world oil trade because so much oil passes through them, yet they are narrow and theoretically could be blocked -- at least temporarily. In addition, "chokepoints" are susceptible to pirate attacks and shipping accidents in their narrow channels. Not all tanker trade routes use the same size ship. Each route usually has one size that is the clear economic winner, based on voyage length, port and canal constraints and volume. Thus, crude exports from the Middle East -- high volumes that travel long distances -- are moved mainly by VLCC’s (200,000 to 300,000 dead weight tons) typically carrying over 2 million barrels of oil on every voyage. Pipelines, on the other hand, are the mode of choice for transcontinental oil movements. Pipelines are critical for landlocked crudes and also complement tankers at certain key locations by relieving bottlenecks or providing shortcuts. Pipelines come into their own in intra-regional trade. They are the primary option for transcontinental transportation, because they are at least an order of magnitude cheaper than any alternative such as rail, barge, or road, and because political vulnerability is a small or non-existent issue within a nation's border or between neighbors such as the United States and Canada. Pipelines are also an important oil transport mode in mainland Europe, although the system is much smaller, matching the shorter distances.
Iran Builds Cruise Missile
From DEBKA-Net-Weekly 143 Jan 30, 2003
February 6, 2004, 8:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran`s threat to Gulf shipping

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary regime last month marked the 25th anniversary of its victory over the Shah by launching a sophisticated missile dubbed Raad and its accompanying advanced radar system designated DM-3b. Minister of defense Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani led the ceremony in full naval dress uniform. To subscribe to DEBKA-Net-Weekly click HERE . The official handout described the radar system as navigating and guiding the combatant missile in its final stage. The medium-range Raad missile is equipped with a self-guidance device. Shamkhani enthused: the two systems manufactured in Iran’s state aviation industry further enhance the capabilities of Iranian armed forces. What the handout did not reveal was that Raad is no ordinary coastal or shipboard projectile but a cruise missile, capable of halting Personal Gulf shipping by blockading the Hormuz Strait. It can also choke off incoming and outgoing sea traffic via the Shatt al-Arb, Iraq’s only exit point for its oil exports and entrance for its vital imports. DEBKA-Net-Weekly ’s Gulf sources report launching bases for the new missiles are going up at four places on Iran’s Gulf coast: the northern end at Bandar a-Khomeini opposite the mouth of the Shatt al Arb and facing Kuwait and Bahrain, at Bushehr, site of its nuclear reactor, at the big Bandar Abbas naval base and Revolutionary Guards headquarters, and at Bandar e-Lengeh west of Qeshm Island. From these installations, Iranian missiles will cover the tanker and merchant ship lanes leading into the Persian Gulf from the Indian Ocean through the Gulf of Aden. A fifth launching base will be located on the small highly-strategic island of Great Tumb situated just north of the Hormuz Strait at the mouth of the Gulf. According to our military experts, the locations of the new Raad missile bases betray both aggressive intent and determination to defend Iran’s Gulf shore from assault by warships or hostile marine landings. Iran’s military command appears to be preparing the country’s national defenses for an anticipated American attack in the course of 2004 or early 2005. “A Very Suitable Spot For Maritime Guerrilla Warfare”

At a lecture at Tehran University on May 23, 2004, Iranian Revolutionary Guards official Dr. Hassan Abassi said: " We have two million Iranians [in the U.S.]. You can be sure that I will recruit from among them guerillas… If America attacks us, don't worry at all. It won't be like what you've seen in Afghanistan and in Iraq. In Southern Iran, we have a 2000-kilometer coast and 36 islands. The average depth of the Persian Gulf is 45-50 meters. The deepest spot there is 94 meters deep, between the islands of Abu Musa and Tonb. This is a very suitable spot for maritime guerrilla warfare. Our special forces are definitely ready for action there. " Through the Straits of Hormuz, 67% of the world's total energy passes… Take a tanker to the Straits of Hormuz and sink it there… When it lies on the surface, half of it will protrude. It will take five months for it to be salvaged. A rise in oil prices, as you have seen, causes the West fever…" [63]

SENATE RESOLUTION 82--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE TO URGE THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION RELATIVE TO C-802 CRUISE MISSILES (Senate - May 05, 1997) [Page: S3968] Mr. BENNETT (for himself, Mr. D'Amato, Mr. Helms, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Ashcroft, Mrs. Hutchison, and Mr. Brownback) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations: S. Res. 82 Whereas the United States escort vessel U.S.S. Stark was struck by a cruise missile , causing the death of 37 United States sailors; Whereas the China National Precision Machinery Import Export Corporation is marketing the C-802 model cruise missile for use against escort vessels such as the U.S.S. Stark; Whereas the China National Precision Machinery Import Export Corporation has delivered 60 C-802 cruise missiles to Iran for use by vessels of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy; Whereas Iran is acquiring land batteries to launch C-802 cruise missile which will provide its armed forces with a weapon of greater range, reliability, accuracy, and mobility than before; Whereas 15,000 members of the United States Armed Forces are stationed within range of the C-802 cruise missile being acquired by Iran; Whereas the Department of State believes that `[t]hese cruise missiles pose new, direct threats to deployed United States forces'; Whereas the delivery of cruise missiles to Iran is a violation of the Iran-Iraq Arms Non-Proliferation Act of 1992 (50 U.S.C. 1701 note); and Whereas the Clinton Administration `has concluded at present that the known types [of C-802 cruise missiles ] are not of a destabilizing number and type': Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate urges the Clinton Administration to enforce the Iran-Iraq Arms Non-Proliferation Act of 1992 (50 U.S.C. 1701 note) with respect to the acquisition by Iran of C-802 model cruise missiles or to carry out an alternative policy that would address such acquisition in a manner similar to that provided for in that Act. Mr. BENNETT. Mr. President, I am submitting today a resolution to address a matter that I consider vital to our national security. I have here a picture of the U.S.S. Stark that was disabled 10 years ago by an Exocet missile fired by the Iranians. Thirty-seven American sailors were killed in this disaster. I call your attention to a new missile patterned after the Exocet, only it is described by its sales brochures as having a `mighty attack capability with great firepower.' This is the C-802, an antishipping cruise missile . The sales group that is touting the mighty power of the C-802 is the Chinese. The Chinese have taken the Exocet and increased its power and increased its deadliness. The C-802 is being shipped. This picture shows a Chinese vessel, on the deck of which there are five smaller vessels, each one of which is equipped with four C-802's. You can see them on the back of the ships. These are the smaller ships on the back deck of this larger cargo vessel. Those ships are en route to Iran. The Chinese have now sold to Iran some 60 C-802's for their use in the Persian Gulf. Some 60 are mounted on 15 patrol boats. These patrol boats, again, have four missiles each. If one missile could damage the Stark as badly as we saw in the first picture, you see what 15 missiles could do. But the Chinese are not stopping with shipboard missiles . Here is an example of a land-based C-802, and the Chinese are now in the process of selling these to the Iranians. Why should we be concerned about the land-based C-802? Here is a map of the Persian Gulf. This land mass is Iran. There are 500 miles of Iranian coastal waters facing the Persian Gulf. This is the Strait of Hormuz through which a very large percentage of the world's oil must go every day, something in excess of 25 percent. The Iranians have repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz if the rest of the world does not do what Iran wishes it to do in a variety of ways. We heard such a threat, again, over the weekend with the Iranians saying that if the Americans were to try to take any kind of retaliatory action against Iranian terrorism, they would close this Strait of Hormuz. With land-based C-802's, they could hide them in caves or put them in other locations all along this 500-mile area, so that any shipping coming out of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, or Saudi Arabia into the Persian Gulf would be vulnerable to an attack from a land-based C-802. With 15 patrol boats, each one having 4 missiles , or 60 sea-based missiles , the Iranians could actually attack from either side, having the patrol boats out here on one side of the shipping lanes, with the land-based missiles on the other, and effectively seal off the world's supply of oil from the Middle East without too much difficulty. In personal human terms, there are about 15,000 U.S. servicemen and servicewomen within the range of the C-802 missiles in the gulf. Mr. President, there is a law known as the Gore-McCain Act passed in 1992 which says that foreign companies that deliver cruise missiles to Iran are subject to sanctions. I raised this issue with Secretary Albright, and I have raised it since in subsequent hearings. In January, Secretary Albright informed me that the administration will not enforce the terms of the Gore-McCain Act on the grounds that the missiles are not `destabilizing.' I am not quite sure what the word `destabilizing' means in this kind of a circumstance, but that is where the administration has chosen to come down. I believe that a nondestabilizing missile can be just as deadly to a ship as a destabilizing missile . Once a missile is fired, it knows no semantic definition, as it goes on its course for a kill. Ask the sailors on the Stark whether the presence of the Exocet missiles were destabilizing in the circumstance in the Middle East or not. Thirty-seven of them are dead. Given our obligation to those that we would place in harm's way in the name of this country, I believe the time has come to put this issue on the front burner. I have asked the administration about it. I have used the congressional oversight circumstance to bring it to their attention. Now, Mr. President, today, I submit a resolution outlining the sense of the Senate that the administration either enforce the Gore-McCain Act in this circumstance or take some other appropriate action. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the letter which I sent to Madeleine Albright on the 17th of April and a fact sheet relating to the C-802 missile be printed in the Record. There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows: C-802 FACT SHEET U.S.S. Stark: American Navy escort vessel struck by two Exocet type cruise missiles in May 1987 killing 37 sailors and disabling the ship for sixteen months. C-802: Chinese cruise missile similar to the Exocet and marketed for use against naval escort vessels. According to its manufacturer, the China National Precision Instrument Import-Export Corporation, the C-802 is characterized by `mighty attack capability, great firepower.' It has a range of 120 km [75 miles] and a high explosive warhead of 165 kg [363 lbs.]. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy: Iran is believed to possess sixty C-802 missiles aboard 15 Chinese and French missile boats. Land-based Variant: Iran is believed to be acquiring an undetermined number of C-802 missiles which will be mounted on Transporter-Erector-Launchers [TELs]. For over a year Iran has been constructing tunnels and other fortifications along its Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman coastlines which could accommodate these TELs. Threat to U.S. forces: 15,000 U.S. servicemen and women are potentially within range of these missiles . On April 11, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robert Einhorn told the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, `These cruise missiles pose new and direct threats to deployed U.S. Forces.' During 1996 Admiral Scott Redd, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Fifth Fleet declared the missiles to be a `360 degree threat which can come at you from basically anywhere at sea in the gulf or out in the Gulf of Oman.' U.S. Law: The Iran-Iraq Arms Non-Proliferation Act of 1992 (50 U.S.C. 1701 note) prohibits foreign persons from delivering advanced conventional weapons, including cruise missiles , to Iran. Administration Position: The Administration `has concluded at present that the known types [of C-802 missiles ] are not of a destabilizing number and type.' [Sources: New York Times, various Jane's publications]

Iran: We'll Shut Down Straits of Hormuz

Reprinted from
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 9:24 a.m. EST

senior Iranian official is threatening to close the Straits of Hormuz using military force, which would effectively shut down the Persian Gulf oil supply - if European supports economic sanctions against Iran in a bid to halt Tehran's nuclear program. "If Europe does not act wisely with the Iranian nuclear portfolio and it is referred to the U.N. Security Council and economic or air travel restrictions are imposed unjustly, we have the power to halt oil supply to the last drop from the shores of the Persian Gulf via the Straits of Hormuz," said Mohammed-Nabi Rudaki, deputy chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission. According to the Israeli News service Haaretz, which first reported the threat on Tuesday based on an Iranian news account - this is the first time an Iranian official has publicly issued a military threat. Twenty-five percent of the world's oil production passes through the Straits of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean. If Iran were to carry out such a threat, other big oil producers in the region, such as the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, would be unable to export oil. Raduki also warned that his country might resign its membership in the International Atomic Energy Agency and withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Ramin tebar,M.D.

What Islam says about killing non-Muslims?

Muslims generally claim, “Islam is peaceful and does not permit killing humans” but this is a blatant lie, in contradiction to their Allah’s commands in the Quran. This is because there are two types of Muslims a) The vast majority of Muslims do not understand Arabic (are only taught how to recite the Quran in Arabic, like a parrot, minus the meanings and they are the type generally fooled and lied to, by their own Islamic clergy, and make up almost all of Islamic suicide killers) b) The second type of Muslims, who are a small elite minority, do understand (including almost all Islamic clergy), but choose to lie for Allah hoping to get extra merit points selfishly, in defense of Allah, at the expense of the first gullible type of Muslims. They themselves never commit suicide for Allah {Have you ever heard of a Ustaz, Imam, Ulama, Mufti or Kadi sacrifice their generally well-off and polygamous life and commit suicide? The answer is NO.} Then ask yourself WHY. It is because these Islamic clergy are already having the good life at the expense of the Majority Muslims, just like in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, etc. They are generally, the well off, higher echelon, among Muslim societies} It is the first type, {the vast majority}, who swallow everything said by these Islamic clergy, and this gullible type are enticed with the rewards promised by Allah. Islamic suicide killers are generally unmarried young sex-maniac desperados, for whom Allah has promised 72 Houris {voluptuous, young, well-bosomed, pretty virgin girls} and for homosexuals “boys as fresh as hidden pearls” in addition to many other rewards. First, let us see what Allah/Muhammad/Quran/Hadiths actually say to Muslims about murdering non-Muslim men, women and children? There are many such verses to this effect, but I will select only a few here. Quran 2:216 – Allah says, “Warfare is ordained to you (Muslims), though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you;” {This sura means Muslims must fight wars for Allah till eternity, whether they hate it or not} Quran 2:217, 2.244, 3.21, 4.74, 4.84, 4.91, 5.33, - Allah basically commands Muslims to fight and slay (kill) unbelievers (non-Muslims). Quran 3:54 - “…Allah is the best of schemers.” {An accomplice to Murder} Quran 4:76 – “Those who believe (Muslims) do battle for the cause of Allah;” Quran 8:30 - “… and Allah is the best of plotters.” {“Accomplice to Murder”} Sura 8.12; “I will terrorize the unbelievers. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger.” {Allah himself admits, he is a terrorist, & demands torture/killing} Quran 8:39 – “…And fight them (non-Muslims) until persecution (disbelieve in Islam) is no more, and religion is all for Allah…” {No others left-This sura alone, says it all} Quran 8:59 “And let not those who disbelieve, suppose that they can outstrip (Allah’s purpose). Lo! They cannot escape.” 8:60 “Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah.” Quran 9:29 – “Fight against such of those who have been given the scripture (Christians) as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by his messenger, and follow not the religion of Truth (Islam) until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low (admitting readily as low-down to Islam).” Quran 9:73 “O Prophet! Strive (fighting) against the disbelievers (Jews/Christians) and the Hypocrites (Muslim unbelievers); be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is Hell, a hapless journey’s end.” Quran 33:26 “And He brought those of the people of the Scripture (Christians) who supported them down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts (terrorized them). Some ye slew, and ye made captive (slaves) some.” 33:27 “And he caused you to inherit their land and their houses and their wealth, and land ye have not trodden.” {Murder and thievery glorified in Islam by terrorist Muslims} Tabari IX:69 - “Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us (Muslims).” Tabari VIII:141 - “The battle cry of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah that night was: ‘Kill! Kill! Kill!’” Bukhari:V5B59N512 - “The Prophet had their men (Jews and Christians) killed, their woman and children taken captive (as slaves).” Ishaq:489 - “Do the bastards (Jews/Christians) think that we are not their equal in fighting? We are men who think that there is no shame in killing.” {No shame?} Bukhari: V9B87N127 “The Prophet said, ‘I have been awarded victory by terror, so the treasures of the earth are mine.’” {This is clear evidence, by Muhammad’s own admission [mouth] of being a terrorist and a common thief, killing people and stealing from them. This is the example he set for his followers?} From the above sura, it is confirmed and clear that Allah, Muhammad, Quran and the Hadiths demand Muslims to torture and kill non-Muslim men, women and children, until they are no more in existence. So the Islamic suicide killers are just obeying the Evil Islamic dictates, right? {One might ask why does Allah ask Muslims to do his dirty work? Cann’t he do it himself? Where are his powers? Doesn’t this tell you that Allah is a fake?} In Quran 47:7 – “O ye who believe! If ye help Allah, He will help you and make your foothold firm.” {Why does this Allah shamelessly beg Muslims for help to kill unbelievers? Doesn’t this say this shameless Allah is not God, for begging, for Muslim help?} What rewards did Allah/Quran promise Islamic suicide Killers? A) 3:157 “And what though ye be slain in Allah’s way or die therein? Surely pardon from Allah and mercy are better than all that they amass.” B) 3:158 What though ye be slain or die, when unto Allah ye are gathered.” C) 4:74 “…Who so fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him we shall bestow a vast reward.” D) 9:111 “Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Quran…” {The Gospel does not say ‘slay {kill} humans’. This Allah/Quran is lying to the Muslims and it can be verified any time} E) 47:15 – “A similitude of the Garden, which those who keep their duty (to Allah) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk whereof the flavor changed not (ferment), and rivers of wine delicious to the drinkers, and rivers of clear-run honey; therein for them is every kind of fruit, with pardon from their Lord (Are those who enjoy all this) like those who are immortal in the Fire and are given boiling water to drink so that it teareth their bowels?” {Boiling water for non-Muslims to drink, how kind?} F) Rewards for favors done to Allah – 55:48-58 – “Garden with spreading branches, two fountains flowing, every kind of fruit in pairs, reclining upon couches lined with silk brocade, the fruit of both gardens, therein are those of modest gaze {Hadiths/Islamic Scholars say 72 Houris}, whom neither man nor Jinni will have touched before, (in beauty) like the Jacynth and the coral-stone.” G) Rewards for favors done to Allah – 55: 62-76 - “And besides them {besides 55:48-58} are two other Gardens, dark green with foliage, wherein with two abundant springs, wherein is fruit, the date-palm and pomegranate, wherein (are found) the good and beautiful {72 Houris} – fair ones, close-guarded in pavilions – whom neither man nor Jinni will have touched before them – reclining on green cushions and fair carpets.” {Sura 33:29 also mentions Allah’s rewards} H) Rewards for Homosexual Muslim killers – 56:15-24 – “On lined couches. Reclining therein face to face. There wait on them immortal youths {boys}. With bowls and ewers and a cup from a pure spring. Wherefrom they get no aching of the head {for oral sex} and no madness {allows any which way without complaining}, and fruit that they prefer, and flesh of fowls that they desire. And there are fair ones with wide lovely eyes. Like unto hidden pearls, Reward for what they used to do.” {They used to be Homosexuals on earth} I) Rewards for sex-maniac Muslim killers - 56:28 – “Among thornless lote-trees, and clustered plantains {bananas}, and spreading shade, and water gushing, and fruit in plenty neither out of reach nor yet forbidden, and raised couches: Lo! We have created them a (new) creation {72 Houris} and made them virgins, Lovers, friends…” J) Houris – 83:23-28 – “On couches gazing. Thou will know in their faces the radiance of delight… For this let (all) those strive who strive for bliss.” Isn’t this enough proof of Islamic rewards, to tempt Islamic suicide killers to kill non-Muslim men, women and children? Allah has taken care of all kinds of Male Muslim killers. These verses confirm Islam’s long term plan for this world – make no mistake of this diabolic Islamic plan

Few Interesting Points on IRI constitution:

Article 12th of IRI constitution states that the official religion of Iran is Islam and the Twelver Ja'fari school and this principle will remain eternally immutable. In practice the punishment for changing religion is death. In the article 13th of IRI constitution it is stated that Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian Iranians are the only recognized religious minorities. In practice the rest such as Bahais are considered infidels whom are denied their civil rights and killing them has been legal. Article 207 of IRI’s penal code states that if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim he will not be subject to death penalty and article 222 states that anyone who kills an insane individual is not subject to prosecutions. Under article 220 of IRI’s Penal Code, a man who kills his own child or his son's child is not subject to discretionary punishment (qesas). Eye gouging, stoning, executions in public and amputations of limbs are all legal in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In 1988, more than 10,000 of the political dissidents were executed in prison by the order of Khomeini. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights sufficed by issuing a statement criticizing the IRI regime for this genocide, however this mass murder was legal under Article 186 of IRI penal code which states that any person who is involved with or supports an armed opposition against the Islamic government and the divine rule is subject to capital punishment even though the culprit may not be a direct participant in the armed insurgency. In the regime’s prison’s, young virgin girls are raped in order to prevent them from going to heaven. The dissidents against the divine regime are not permitted entry to the paradise. Article 11 of the IRI constitution referencing Quran’s Al-Anbiya chapter verses 92 states that the Iranian armed forces’ duties are to engage in Jihad (holy war) for god and to promote the divine rule throughout the world. Based on that verse the Moslems must be armed with the most modern weapons to frighten the enemy and kill the infidels. Therefore regime’s quest to acquire nuclear weapons meaning the most modern arsenal is a divine matter under the god’s direction and is the rule of law, thus chanting slogans of death to America and Israel. They believe that the citizen’s of these countries should be killed. One of the required principals in Shia Islam is Taghieh, which means that they lie even under oath, when they think their action is helping Islam. Therefore when the regime leaders are under pressure to sign an agreement, they submit only to perform Taghieh and do the exact opposite at a later time!

Do you still want to sign an agreement with the Iranian mullahs?

Ramin Etebar, MD

Dear Aljazeera

I posted the following comments three times and you did not publish it, while you published asinine hateful messages! It appears that you are not interested in the truth especially concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran. Is it the censorship arm of the mullahs that is controlling you or are you head over the heels in love with the IRI terror regime? The Iranian Mullahs are unable to govern and for past 27 years have run the country to a morbid state. It was apparent from the beginning that they were unfit for the job, however Sadam Hussein’s invasion of Iran bought them many extra years of ruling by blaming all their failures on the war. The war was god sent, the Mullahs imported 5,00,000 plastic keys from Taiwan, putting them around the young and the uneducated’ necks’ telling them it was the key to heaven’s gait for the time that they become martyrs. The IRI regime is highly unstable; their biggest threats are from the younger generations who compromise the majority of the population in Iran. The youngsters’ future is uncertain with no jobs, inadequate means for higher education, starting a family and worse of all having all their personal freedom taken away from them. The mullahs are creating conflicts, and crisis to survive, but this time they have gone too far! Not only are they a threat to the westerners, they are also a huge threat for the region and most important of all to the life of the ordinary Iranian citizens themselves. The region governments as well as the US, EU, China and Russia must support the quest of the Iranians for freedom. The Iranian problem must be solved by the Iranian hands. The Iranians are fed up and ready to revolt, but lack money and logistics. The focus of problem solving should be turned toward the IRI opposition. Time is running short, violence will soon erupt, destabilize the region to a major aerial conflict or possibly the WWIII . This is a huge price to pay vis-à-vis not helping Iranians to get rid of the menace to the region as well as the world!

Ramin Etebar,M.D.