"Gates signaled that some of the sanctions could also affect ordinary Iranians. He said that “a package of incentives and disincentives’’ would be needed “to persuade the Iranian government.... because “their people will suffer enormously’’ from sanctions"
"[An] act of terrorism, means any activity that (A) involves a violent act or an act dangerous to human life that is a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State; and (B) appears to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping."
"The hope that Iranians will blame their own government for their hardships, and that their complaints will influence the regime"
CIA Tries to Turn Iran Against Pakistan
Occupation Iraq: U.S. Harbors Terrorists
Yes, YOU are the TERRORISTS, America -- and YOU SUPPORT THEM, too!!!
Oh, right, I forgot: it is for the IRANIANS OWN GOOD!!!
"Iran probably a target of significant sanctions, Gates says; Nuclear ambition remains focus" by Glenn Kessler, Washington Post | December 12, 2009
KIRKUK, Iraq - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said yesterday that world powers will soon impose “significant additional sanctions’’ on Iran over its failure to engage in talks on its nuclear ambitions.
Gates, speaking to a group of about 300 US troops in northern Iraq during a weeklong tour of war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, played down the prospect of military action against the Islamic republic. “There are no good options in Iran,’’ he said in response to a query from a soldier about the likelihood of such a development.
So EXPECT an USRAELI ATTACK ANY DAY NOW -- AFTER the HOLIDAY FALSE-FLAG, right?
“One of the things that weighs on me is that if we have learned anything from Iraq over the past six years, [it] is the inherent unpredictability of war.’’ Gates added that “the reality is that any military action would only buy some time, maybe two or three years,’’ in halting Iran’s possible pursuit of a nuclear weapon.
Yeah, well, did you check with your Zionist masters, Bob?
The Obama administration is considering a package of sanctions that would target Iran’s military and political elite, but Gates signaled that some of the sanctions could also affect ordinary Iranians. He said that “a package of incentives and disincentives’’ would be needed “to persuade the Iranian government that they would actually be less secure with nuclear weapons’’ because “their people will suffer enormously’’ from sanctions....
Well, that is the UNITED STATES DEFINITION of TERRORISM, Bob!!!
In a statement issued in New York, Iran’s mission to the United Nations denounced what it called “baseless and unfounded allegations’’ Thursday by some UN Security Council members about Iran’s nuclear activities and said it was committed to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to continued cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Yup, THAT would be USRAEL (and the British and French tagging along).
Iran is willing to continue talks with the United States and five other world powers “in order to achieve an appropriate, long-term solution,’’ the statement said....
What, WAR-MONGERING USRAEL be REASONABLE?!!!
I mean, it is not like we would ever SPY on ANYBODY, right?
"Iran says UN station will be used for spying; Facility was built to detect nuclear blasts worldwide" by Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press | December 10, 2009
WHO could BLAME THEM for THINKING THAT now?
TEHRAN - Iran said yesterday that a newly built UN station to detect nuclear explosions was set up near its border so that world powers could spy on the country, an accusation that underscored the growing bitterness in Tehran’s relations with the West.
Construction was completed last week on the seismic monitoring station in neighboring Turkmenistan, a few miles from the Iranian border. It is one of about 275 such facilities operating around the world to detect seismic activity set off by blasts from nuclear tests - such as ones in recent years by North Korea.
Iran protested the facility even though it asserts it is not trying to produce nuclear arms. Tehran has been resisting heavy pressure in recent months to sign on to a UN-backed plan aimed at thwarting any attempt to build atomic weapons....
Well, they NEED NOT WORRY because Iran is nowhere near a nuclear bomb.
PLEASE STOP PUSHING that DAMN LIE, Zionist MSM!
(I'd be better off trying to piss up a rope)
The UN commission that seeks to ban all nuclear tests said the decision to build the station was made more than a decade ago with Iran’s involvement. There are already three similar stations inside Iran itself, according to the commission.
Then WHY DO THEY NEED the OUTSIDE MONITOR -- other than to RECORD IRAN'S MILITARY MOVEMENTS and OTHER SUCH THINGS?
Like RUNNING TERRORISTS INTO the COUNTRY?!
The network of sensors monitors nuclear explosions worldwide, not in a specific country, said Annika Thunborg, a spokeswoman for the Vienna-based Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. She said the new facility was unconnected to concerns over Iran’s program....
Well, I've stopped believing lying globalists, so....
Abolfazl Zohrehvand, an adviser to Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, said the international treaty that allows for setting up such observatories is an “espionage treaty.’’
“With the disclosure of the identity of such stations, it is clear the activity of one of them [in Turkmenistan] is to monitor Iran,’’ Zohrehvand told state IRNA news agency.
Zohrehvand said the CTBTO is a “security and espionage treaty, even more dangerous’’ than the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty’s additional protocol, which allows intrusive inspections of nuclear facilities in particular member states. Iran is a member of both the CTBTO and the NPT....
Oh, so IRAN SIGNS and ABIDES by the TREATIES while OUR FRIENDS ISRAEL, INDIA and PAKISTAN have NOT SIGNED and DEFIED those ORDERS!!
So WHY is IRAN -- of all nations -- being hassled?
Oh, yeah, ZIONIST STRING-PULLERS!!
And if nothing else, wouldn't the SKEWED COVERAGE regarding PROTESTS in IRAN convince them?!
Note the DISPARITY in the AGENDA-PUSHING PAPER'S PRINT!
BEIRUT - Pro-government Basiji militiamen stormed the campuses of two universities in the Iranian capital of Tehran and attacked hundreds of protesting students yesterday, while Iran’s chief prosecutor vowed to come down harder than ever against peaceful demonstrators he described as a threat to the nation’s security.
Tehran University remained under lockdown a day after thousands of students across Iran defied tough security measures to stage antigovernment demonstrations. Smaller protests continued yesterday at that campus and at Shahid Beheshti University. At least 169 men and 39 women were arrested in Monday’s mass protests....
Tehran officially regards the protest movement as a tool of its foreign enemies, including the United States....
Yeah, WHY would they THINK THAT, reader?
Security forces fired tear gas yesterday at a group of demonstrators inside and outside the two Tehran campuses. Video on the Internet showed shoving and shouting matches between students chanting “God is Great!’’ and pro-government militiamen waving Iranian flags. Students chanted, “Savages! Savages!’’ as the Basiji militiamen pushed the students out of a courtyard. At Shahid Beheshti University, a student news website reported the beating of students who were chanting slogans....
Amazing how the Zionist MSM can find the web when it wants to, huh?
As opposed to that FULL ARTICLE, this protest was a BRIEF!!!
"Iranian hard-liners rally for government" by Associated Press | December 12, 2009
Yeah, there is NO AGENDA-PUSHING SELECTIVITY or BIAS going on in my Zionist War Dailies!
TEHRAN - Thousands of Iranian government supporters staged rallies yesterday to denounce opposition students who burned photos of the country’s supreme leader in protests this week.
Yeah, BLASPHEMY deserves to be DENOUNCED!!!
At marches in Tehran and other cities after Friday prayers, participants shouted the traditional hard-line slogans “Down with the US’’ and “Down with Israel,’’ Iranian state TV reported, but their ire was largely directed against the government’s persistent domestic opposition.
Translation: The Iranians have HAD IT with the WESTERN AGENTS of REGIME CHANGE in there midst!!!
The demonstrations marked the first response by Iran’s clerical leadership and its supporters to the taboo-shattering actions of their opponents on Monday, when tens of thousands of students protested at universities around Iran.
Some of the student protesters burned pictures of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a potent insult to a leader who some hard-liners believe gets his power from God.
Yeah, I THINK YOU GUYS went a BIT TOO FAR in taking your CIA handler's advice! Revolutionaries NEVER WANT TO ANTAGONIZE the PEOPLE they COUNT ON for SUPPORT!!!
Some also burned images of his predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the US-allied shah....
Yeah, NOTHING about THE COUP that installed that murderous bastard for a 26-year reign. Yup, the IRANIAN VERSION of SADDAM HUSSEIN is HIDDEN because he was ALWAYS OUR FRIEND!
But the IRANIANS are PARANOID, remember that!!!
"Iran says it’s willing to hand over uranium; Would exchange most for nuclear fuel from abroad" by Robert F. Worth, New York Times | December 13, 2009
BEIRUT - Also yesterday, thousands of clerics rallied in cities across Iran for a second day to express their anger at protesters who had burned pictures of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during antigovernment demonstrations last week, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported. Khamenei holds a semidivine authority in Iran, and burning his image is taboo.
Yeah, that was the AFTERTHOUGHT PARAGRAPH in that NYT S*** PIECE?
See what the BULK of the WAR PROMOTERS PoS was about?
And the Glob also buried them in a Sunday brief!
TEHRAN - Tens of thousands of hardline clerics rallied across Iran yesterday to denounce student protesters who burned photos of the country’s supreme leader in a taboo-shattering act earlier in the week. The rallies were a second day of protest by government supporters outraged by the destruction of photos of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whom hardliners believe is answerable only to God and above reproach.
Yeah, ever notice SOME PROTESTS -- global farters, gays, illegals, and any other agenda-supporting cause -- get MORE FAVORABLE COVERAGE than OTHER PROTESTS in the AGENDA-PUSHING, WAR-PROMOTING, Zionist Boston Globe, readers?
I sure have been noticing!!!!
That is how I ANALYZE PROTESTS NOW!
If the MSM IGNORE, DENIGRATE, or DISPARAGE YOU, you are ON THE RIGHT SIDE!
If the AGENDA-PUSHING Zionist AmeriKan MSM GLOWINGLY APPROVES of your protest, well, then it is an AGENDA-PUSHING FRAUD!!
Update (and point proven again):
"Student demonstrators in Tehran deny burning Khomeini photos; Say authorities are fabricating images to quell protests" by Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press | December 14, 2009
TEHRAN - Hundreds of students at Tehran University renewed antigovernment protests for a second week yesterday, accusing authorities of fabricating images of demonstrators burning photos of the Islamic Republic’s revered founder.
What, like some sort of western intelligence false flag operation?
Students moved to the forefront of opposition on the streets with massive protests last week. They say authorities are using the images of burning photos as a pretext to crack down on their protests, which have helped revitalize the pro-reform movement.
State television has repeatedly shown images, ostensibly taken during student-led protests on Dec. 7, of unidentified hands burning and tearing up pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It was an illegal insult against the former leader, still widely respected in the country....
Mohammad Nourizad, a filmmaker and activist, said that no matter who was behind the destruction of his photo, the offense pales in significance to the killing of protesters and the violation of people’s rights....
Well, at least he ADMITS they DESECRATED the GREAT LEADER'S PHOTOGRAPH!
“When I saw how you tore up Imam [Khomeini’s] road map for respecting people’s rights and protecting their dignity, I had no power but to tear up his photo,’’ Nourizad said sarcastically. He said the government was using the issue as a childish tactic against its opponents.
Student activists say authorities are trying to discredit them just as they begin to put up a new, powerful challenge to the regime. The opposition’s mainstream leaders have struggled to dent the power of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s clerical leadership.
Translation: The IRANIAN PEOPLE are WISE to WHO is REALLY BEHIND the REGIME CHANGE, 'er, PROTEST movement in Iran!
Tehran University students played a major role in demonstrations in support of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that that toppled to pro-US shah and brought Iran’s clerical rulers to power....
Yeah, and notice how the paper STOPS THERE?
Nothing about the CIA-BACKED COUP that OVERTHREW IRANIAN DEMOCRACY and INSTALLED the SHAH!!!
Former president Mohammad Khatami, a prominent opposition voice, also said students were not behind the destruction of the photos. “Do not use the Imam to justify a harsher approach against those you do not like,’’ he was quoted as saying on a pro-reform website called Parlemannews.
Video circulated widely on the Internet on the day of last week’s protests also showed photos of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Ahmadinejad being burned, as well as one photo of Khamenei and Khomeini side by side. The faces of those burning the pictures could not be seen and loud chants against the government were heard in the background.
Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters, appealed for calm but suggested the opposition was creating a hostile environment. “Some have turned the election campaign into a campaign against the entire system,’’ he said without naming any opposition leaders. “We call on those who are angry to remain calm.’’
Yeah, HOW UNREASONABLE, huh?
HE KNOWS who is behind the ATTACKS on HIS COUNTRY!
Heck, the WHOLE WORLD KNOWS except the stoo-pid Amurkn public because we are fed nothing but *ew news!
Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has said his supporters love Khomeini and would not take actions that insulted him....
Well, SOMEONE DID -- and I DON'T THINK it was the PIOUS IRANIAN GOVERNMENT risking HELL, either!!!!
Dozens of police ringed Tehran University but did not enter the campus because they are barred by law from doing so. Last week’s demonstrations, in which tens of thousands of students protested for two days on campuses in the capital, Tehran, and other parts of the country, did spark violence as hard-line students scuffled with rivals.
Angry government supporters, including hard-line clerics, rallied Friday and Saturday to denounce those who burned photos of Khamenei. Tens of thousands turned out Saturday.
Once again, THAT SET of MASSIVE -- and LARGER -- PROTESTS was RELEGATED to an AFTERTHOUGHT PARAGRAPH in my AmeriKan *ewspaper.
Yeah, somehow the Boston Globe missed that.
You know, once you recognize the SELECTIVITY and BIAS of the Muslim-hating, agenda-pushing, war-promoting, Zionist AmeriKan MSM you realize that you are not being told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
You are being sold a selective view of the world through the war-mongering Zionist prism of the agenda-advancing mouthpiece known as theAmeriKan MSM.