Archive for May 24th, 2007

Iran Warns Israel Not To Attack Lebanon

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

“And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing: and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed”. Genesis 12:2-3

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s hard-line president warned Israel on Thursday that other nations in the region would “uproot” the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon in the summer.
“If you think that by bombing and assassinating Palestinian leaders you are preparing ground for new attacks on Lebanon in the summer, I am telling you that you are seriously wrong,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a rally in the city of Isfahan.

“If this year you repeat the same mistake of the last year, the ocean of nations of the region will get angry and will uproot the Zionist regime

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CBS: US Sabotaging Iran Nukes

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Who’s side is the American mainstream media on anyway? Do they want us to be killed? Not enough violence in the news already? They need for an American city to be blown away in order to have something to report? People, it’s your lives the elitist reporters and networks are putting jeopardy. Enough of this nonsense!! Media, show some responsibility and stop helping our enemies!!

Intelligence operatives in the US and its allied nations have sold Iran flawed technological components in an attempt to sabotage the country’s nuclear enrichment program, CBS News revealed Wednesday evening.

In January 2007, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency, Vice-President Gholamreza Aghazadeh, said after an explosion at the Natanz nuclear facility (the first Iranian plant to attempt enrichment) that some of the equipment had been “manipulated.”

The explosion destroyed 50 of the plant’s centrifuges.

Other evidence has indicated that sabotage was the reason for some of the technical problems Iran has encountered in its enrichment enterprise. Sources told CBS intelligence agencies have altered technical data, making it “useless.”

“Industrial sabotage is a way to stop the program, without military action, without fingerprints on the operation, and really, it is ideal, if it works,” says Mark Fitzpatrick, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Non-Proliferation and now Senior Fellow in Non-Proliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

According to CBS, the fact that Iran purchases the requisite information and equipment on the black market, rather than legally, places it at risk for industrial sabotage. Some prohibited components, the report said, had been shipped to Iran in diplomatic bags by Iranian agents in Frankfurt.

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ABC News Accused of Treasonous Report

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

The mainstream media is so out of control and so willing to do ANYTHING to hurt President Bush, that now they stoop to airing stories about covert CIA operations. What part of “Covert” do they not understand?

ABC News is coming under heavy criticism for its exclusive report revealing a purported CIA covert operation designed to destabilize the government of Iran.

Brian Ross of ABC reported last night:

The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert “black” operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a “nonlethal presidential finding” that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran’s currency and international financial transactions.

“Isn’t this type of reporting TREASON?!” asks Robert Lipps in an ABC thread receiving hundreds of comments. “Where’s the responsibility for the good of the country? This is disgusting! What are you thinking?”

Dawn Mansfield wrote: “Why, if it is covert, are you airing it and telling the Iranians what we are doing? Do you want more war and more killings of Americans? Let them do their job’s and keep your mouths shut.”

ABC’s report has also caught the attention of at least two Republicans running for president.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he was “shocked.”

“The reporting has the potential of jeopardizing our national security,” Romney said. “To put it quite plainly, it has the potential of affecting human life, we may never know.”

Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado called it “absolutely irresponsible for any media to publish a story like this.”

“When foreign governments and terrorist groups can simply watch the news to find out about potential U.S. intelligence operations, we have a problem on our hands.”

Tancredo will ask the attorney general to open a criminal probe into the source of the leak and the network’s decision to disclose the information, as well as call for congressional hearings.

“I just hope Democrats and the media show as much interest in this as they did over Valerie Plame,” he said.

ABC News has responded to the criticism, saying in a statement:

“In the six days since we first contacted the CIA and the White House, at no time did they indicate that broadcasting this report would jeopardize lives or operations on the ground. ABC News management gave them the repeated opportunity to make whatever objection they wanted to regarding our report. They chose not to.”

ABC did receive some supportive comments on its thread, including:

  • “I for one appreciate ABC’s courage in letting Americans know what the government is up to. It’s the present insane U.S. government, not the Iranian, that’s a threat to U.S. citizens.” (Janet)
  • “Thank you, ABC News for keeping the public informed on the idiotic plans the Bush administration has in place to further escalate the conflict in the Middle East. Cheney is trying is hardest to start a war with Iran. The people of the U.S. need to WAKE UP and put an end to this madness. We need more accountability in Washington to prevent another Iraq from destroying the region.” (Eric)
  • “Hurrah to ABC! Anybody with half a brain is going to know that this info was deliberately leaked by the ‘Bushies.’ More posturing. More cowboy diplomacy! Thanks ABC for doing the job the press is supposed to be doing and should have been doing in 2001.” (Rob Meyer)
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    Goal of Mississippi amendment? Overturn Roe v. Wade

    Thursday, May 24th, 2007

    The sooner the better.

    Many pro-life advocates believe that the only way to truly outlaw abortion in America is to avoid lengthy legislative battles and address the real issue — recognizing that every human life begins at the moment of conception. That is precisely the aim of an initiative that proposes an amendment to the Mississippi constitution.

    David Rogers heads the group “The Campaign for the Ultimate Human Life Amendment.” The goal of the campaign is simple: change the Mississippi state constitution to recognize that every human life begins at conception — and hopefully, ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion on demand in America. Rogers explains how that could happen.

    “The simplest way to explain it is, for example, if you are a citizen of Mississippi or citizen of a state, then you’re automatically a citizen of the United States,” he offers. There is a similar legal linkage concerning personhood, Rogers explains.

    “If we declare, or if any state declares an unborn child [to be] a person through their constitutional process, then they’re automatically a person of the United States,” he says. In effect, then, it “legally maneuvers the Supreme Court into protecting unborn children,” Rogers adds.

    Supporters of the Ultimate Human Life Amendment are circulating petitions calling for a statewide vote on Initiative 23 in April 2008. According to Initiative23.com, the signatures of 110,000 registered voters are needed for the item to appear on the ballot.

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