Archive for May, 2012

Christians Should “Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave,” Says Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Candidate?

May 31, 2012 Leave a comment

“They need to know that conquest is coming, that Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate,” Morsi reportedly said. 

According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will “achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya,” the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of non-Muslims, or financial tribute. Read more…



May 31, 2012 1 comment

Chantilly’s Westfields Marriott hotel is the site of an “unprecedented” security crackdown as the world’s richest and most powerful arrive for the annual Bilderberg conference.

CHANTILLY, Virginia – Some say it’s just an event for the rich and powerful to relax and enjoy themselves, hear from top policy wonks and schmooze with each other. Others claim it’s the place where big decisions are made in secret – decisions with world-shaking consequences.

The [Bilderberg] meeting is taking place this week here in the quiet suburbs near Dulles International Airport at the Westfields Marriott Convention Center — CHANTILLY, Virginia, the same place it was held four years ago when rumors circulated it was determined there that Barack Obama would be the Democratic presidential nominee, not Hillary Clinton. Two days after the event, Hillary bowed out of the race. Read more…

Iran Laughing All the Way to the Bomb

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

After former Mossad chief Dagan says strike on Iran would hasten bomb, minister and former IDF chief says Israel ‘must prevent unconventional regime from obtaining unconventional capabilities’.

Iran is laughing all the way to the bomb,” Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday, while noting that a newreport showed that the Islamic Republic has had produced almost 6.2 tons of uranium enriched to a level of 3.5% since it began the work in 2007.

Speaking at a conference in Tel Aviv organized by The Institute for National Security Studies, Read more…

Obama’s Iran Charade

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

The shrill, militaristic, Manichean worldview that brought us the Iraq war is gone — except when it comes to Iran.

The nuclear summit that concluded last week between Iran and six world powers was a ridiculous charade. The Obama administration never intended it to succeed. Its sole purpose was to placate hawks in U.S. Congress, ensure that Democratic donors keep writing checks during election season, and buy another month of time during which Israeli Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu will not be able to bomb Iran. In the meantime, American drivers can sit back and enjoy more $4 a gallon gas. Read more…

Germany: Nuclear Iran Could Pose Threat to Europe

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

JERUSALEM, May 29, 2012 (AFP) – Germany is “very concerned” about Iran’s nuclear programme which not only threatens the Middle East but could also pose a threat to Europe, German President Joachim Gauck said in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

“I’m very concerned about Iran’s nuclear programme. It represents not only a concrete danger for Israel but for the whole region and potentially even for us in Europe,” he said upon meeting his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres. Read more…

Iran Rules

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

So we had important talks with the Iranian regime and reached an important agreement to have more important talks with them next month.  No one on our team seems the least bit embarrassed, nor do any of the pundits who predicted that some sort of nuke deal would be agreed on.  Indeed, most of the coverage that I’ve seen has to do with Israel:  will they attack or not?

On the basis of my mother’s dictum that repetition is the basis of all learning, let’s go through the basic principles again: Read more…

Kaspersky Discovers Massive ‘Flame’ Virus Affecting Iran

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Kaspersky Lab noted on Monday that it had discovered what it says could be “the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed.”

According to a blog post from the security company, the worm acts as a backdoor trojan affecting middle-eastern countries such as Israel, the Palestinian territories, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. However, a high majority of the attacks are noted to have infected computer systems in Iran, a country known for its contentious stance on nuclear proliferation. Read more…

Kidneys for sale: Poor Iranians Compete to Sell their Organs

May 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Marzieh’s biggest challenge in life is to come up with money for her daughter’s wedding. In Persian custom, it is the parents’ duty to provide a dowry, known as jahizieh, and as a widow from north Iran, she feels it is important to fulfil her responsibility and protect the family’s honour.

To achieve this, she is ready to sell one of her kidneys. If she is successful, she will travel to one of Tehran’s kidney transplant centres and have it removed. She will have to cope with only one kidney from then on, but she will have performed her duties by her daughter.

“It is getting too late for my daughter to marry – her moment has already passed,” she said. Read more…

Assault in Central Syria Among Uprising’s Deadliest; at least 116 Killed

May 27, 2012 Leave a comment

This massacre  against humanity (at least 32 children murdered) has been done by the West-&-East puppet executioners Syria and Iran headed by the P5+1 permanent members of the UN security council, the reps of the World Oil Cartels, whose roles are to save their interests. The hands of all these knaves are soaked with the blood of these innocent children. [DID]

The head of the UN observer team in Syria says at least 32 children under 10 years of age and more than 80 others were killed in fighting in the center of the country Friday. The assault on Houla, an area northwest of the central city of Homs, is one of the bloodiest single events in Syria’s 15-month-old uprising. Read more…

The Boy Who Cried War With Iran

May 27, 2012 Leave a comment
Sometimes, we see officials serve under two different Presidential administrations. For example, Robert Gates, was a Secretary of Defense under Presidents Bush and Obama.  But officials are not the only thing that can carry over from one administration to another, so can fears. And one of the most prominent fears that has served under both of these Presidents is an upcoming war with Iran.
The fear that an assault might occur started sometime around 2006. It was first expressed by those on the Left. Some very respectable writers, including Read more…

Iran Has Enough Uranium To Build 5 Nuclear Bombs And Is Constructing Another Reactor

May 27, 2012 Leave a comment

With the Baghdad P5+1 talks winding down into a malaise of frustration and finger pointing it doesn’t look good for Iranian nuclear negotiations. Not that it ever looked good, but this latest round of talks gave the optimists something to hold on to. Here’s a quick rundown:

Iran’s PressTV says talks were doomed from the start by the “Zionist lobby on the American [political] party” as well as the U.S. press that portrays the “Iranian side in a negative light.” Read more…

Iran Talks End in Harsh Lesson for West

May 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Over the past few weeks, there has been growing optimism in western capitals that Iran might be forced into a compromise over its nuclear program and avoid a war with Israel and the US.

However, after two days of anguished talks this week between Iran and world powers in Baghdad, such hopes were doused in a very cold dose of reality.
As Israel and the US make contingency plans for a possible strike, the six powers – the US, EU, UK, France, Germany, Read more…