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    second item of note is how things have changed and are very
    hard to roll back now.in this case no other british pm cameron goes
    to bat for iran and tells uk banks to do business with iran despite
    u.s. bullying.

    David Cameron has stepped in to directly challenge Barclays - and bring pressure on other banks - over its refusal to facilitate trade deals with companies in Iran despite the lifting of international sanctions.


    http://www.theweek.co.uk/70542/camer...eals-with-iran

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    Thats absolutely right. Thats all i am saying: The Shia mullahs have a much bigger lobby in Europe and America than the Saudis due to a powerful propaganda machine. Saudis execute 47 convicted terrorists, 46 of them al qaida terrorists and they are all over them! From AI to Reuters, CNN, FOX...and no one even mentions that they were al qaida terrorists, the IR executes a lot more people, most of them normal regime critics, bloggers, poets and you hear no word about it on the same outlets who report the Saudi executions. You are a great army the IR has put together in abroad. Congrats
    Last edited by Tehol Beddict; 14-03-2016 at 11:27 PM.
    "Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
    --- Ayn Rand"

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    and now they can not even get a resolution to pass at the
    un against iran.the dynamics in the region has fundamentally
    changed and iran is in the cat bird seat now.this should drive
    the goons in the apartheid regimes in isreal & saudi to act with
    even more suicidal fever.

    Iran seen escaping U.N. sanctions over missiles due to ambiguous resolution

    "A call is different from a ban, so legally you cannot violate a call, you can comply with a call or you can ignore the call, but you cannot violate a call," Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said on Monday. "The legal distinction is there."
    Laura Rockwood, former chief of the legal department at the International Atomic Energy Agency and now head of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, said of the U.N. resolution: "This was probably a classic case of language negotiated with 'constructive ambiguity' in mind."

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/iran-seen...210257008.html

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    interesting animation that depicts the events in the last 15 years
    with the iranian nuclear initiative and it's subsequent events.
    the names of the characters are not accidental.dayee mohamad,amoo
    mahmoud and amoo hasan are the names of the last 3 presidents and the
    name of the kids are the ones of the assassinated iranian nuclear scientists.
    i think this sort of thing should make it easier even for the childish self-hating
    iranians to get the point.


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    oic accuses iran of 'supporting terrorism'.
    iran is actively fighting isis in iraq & syria and this is the thanks they get.
    should make the self-hating iranians pretty happy.

    Muslim nations accuse Iran of supporting terrorism: summit communique

    "The Conference deplored Iran's interference in the internal affairs of the States of the region and other Member States including Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and Somalia, and its continued support for terrorism," the OIC said in its final summit communique.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/muslim-na...050.html?nhp=1

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    the revelation of this document confirms the strategic pivot of the
    usa towards iran.which is precisely why the apartheid regimes in isreal
    and saudi have unleashed their isis animals on the "west" right after the
    p5+1 and iran reached an agreement a year ago.
    and make no mistake about it,the next president of the usa will continue
    the same strategic shift.do not be fooled by clinton or trump campign rhetoric.
    these strategic plans are not set by A president and are set up by a higher level
    of the deep state than the president himself but at his request which can be
    denied by the strategic planners.


    AP Exclusive: Secret document eases Iran nuclear constraints


    VIENNA (AP) — Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will ease in slightly more than a decade, cutting the time Tehran would need to build a bomb to six months from present estimates of a year, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

    The document is the only part linked to last year's deal between Iran and six foreign powers that hasn't been made public. It was given to the AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran's nuclear program for more than a decade, and its authenticity was confirmed by another diplomat who possesses the same document.

    The diplomat who shared the document with the AP described it as an add-on agreement to the nuclear deal. But while formally separate from that accord, he said that it was in effect an integral part of the deal and had been approved both by Iran and the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, the six powers that negotiated the deal with Tehran.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/140ca...ke-constraints

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    there has been some rather interesting developments lately which
    makes it necessary to update a few points.

    back in feb. 2016 when russia and the usa reached an agreement on
    a cease fire in aleppo,russia evidently promised that if the price of oil
    is raised from $25 to $50 they would reassess their attitude towards
    bashar assad in 6 months time.the usa kept their side of the bargain and
    even though the saudis were against the plan they forced them to allow
    a doubling of the price of oil in spite of iran coming back to the market which
    would have normally signaled a further reduction in oil prices.
    based on that promise john kerry mentioned aug. 1 as a deadline for russia
    to change their position in may.but a few weeks ago lavrov officially announced
    that russia has not given any promises to the usa about the future of assad and
    russian elements even proceeded to hack the democratic party's email servers.
    well interestingly as aug. 1st deadline approached and the usa realized that they
    have been bamboozled by putin the price of oil suddenly took a sharp decline and
    crashed from around $50 to close to $40 per barrel in a very short period of time.
    further exacly on aug. 1st a russian chopper was shut down in syria killing all 5 crew
    members and on the same day the usaf started it's new bombing campaign against
    'isis' in libya.
    and now as the iran/russia/syria axis gets the upper hand in the fighting in aleppo the
    'terrorist' side supported by isreal,qatar,saudi and turkey is asking their nato godfathers
    to arrange another cease fire.we shall see how this will play out but we are slowly
    approaching the endgame for the isis gambit in iraq and syria.

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    2016 was a great year for iran against saudi.
    they beat them on all fronts and forced them
    to retreat as predicted.

    http://www.economist.com/news/middle...nts-after-year

    IN JANUARY this year Muhammad bin Salman, the young deputy crown prince who in effect runs Saudi Arabia, declared an end to his country’s “comatose” foreign policy and a determination to push back against Iran. The Syrian rebels he supported looked unbeatable in Aleppo. His generals spoke of the imminent capture of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, from the Houthi rebels who had seized it. He kept Iran and its client militia, Hizbullah, from imposing their choice of president in Lebanon. Officials spoke of bankrupting Iran by saturating the market with oil, regardless of the wishes of OPEC partners. A Saudi ambassador even went back to Baghdad, for the first time in 25 years.

    But at the end of the year the kingdom finds itself in retreat on all fronts. Its ambassador has pulled out of Iraq, fleeing a torrent of abuse from Shia politicians who look towards Iran. Pounded by Iranian, Russian and Syrian government forces, the rebels in Aleppo are on the verge of defeat. The Saudis have bowed to Iran’s preference for Lebanon’s president. And at an OPEC meeting on November 30th, they agreed to shoulder the largest share of a production cut in a bid to restore prices, while letting Iran raise its production to pre-sanctions levels.

    In Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s Houthi foes seem bent on denying Prince Muhammad a dignified exit, launching repeated cross-border raids and last week declaring their own new government, rather than agreeing to form one including the exiled president as the prince wants. “Yemen will be Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam,” says a contemptuous Iranian official. “It is bleeding the Saudis’ military and diplomatic prestige.” If Saudi Arabia agrees to leave the rest of the region, he says, Iran will let it keep Bahrain, the little island state linked by a causeway to Saudi’s eastern coast.

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    trump's first week in office has been interesting to say the least.
    from his assault on the media and his rapid fatwas(executive orders)
    it is celar that he is not of the same mold as any before him.
    this is one of the more plausible articles i have read on trump and
    his role in the new capacity as the potus.

    Trump: The West’s Gorbachev?

    Will Trump have a similarly devastating effect on democracies that Gorbachev had on Communism?


    The juxtaposition of these two names in the title may come as a surprise to many readers. What do a de facto Social Democrat who wanted to reform Communism and a billionaire right-wing populist magnate have in common?
    Indeed, if we focus on their ideologies and individual histories (to the extent that they matter), the answer is nothing — not “almost nothing,” but “nothing”!
    But if we look at them and their moment in history from a structural perspective, similarities are inescapable. For starters, neither man believed in the hierarchically structured international systems they preside(d) over. Both men are part of the ruling elite, but fought against it.

    http://www.theglobalist.com/donald-t...united-states/

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    for more than 30 years iran has been trail blazing in taking in refugees and giving them a
    new life without any fanfare but with recent anti-refugee frenzy around the world the un
    comes out with it's report and reminds the world on how refugees are treated in the more
    civilized parts of the world.

    UN Praises Iran's "Exemplary" Leadership in Hosting Refugees

    The United Nations praised Iran's "exemplary" refugee resettlement program this week, saying the country's decades-long effort to house approximately 3 million displaced Afghans was "a story that's not told often enough."

    Sivanka Dhanapala, head of the office for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Tehran, made the remarks on the same day that President Donald Trump sought to reinstate a controversial 90-day ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, including Iran, and a 120-day ban on all refugees. The new executive order was blocked from going into effect by two courts.

    Roughly 6 million people were displaced from Afghanistan to neighboring countries amid the Soviet War in 1979. Nearly 40 years later, Tehran still shelters 1 million registered refugees, and another 2 million are thought to be living there, making it the world's fourth-largest refugee population.

    http://www.commondreams.org/news/201...sting-refugees

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    pretty realistic oped from a german analyst currently residing in new york.
    but don't tell the semites and the turks about it,they get mad at you.



    Could Iran Emerge as the Middle East Superpower?


    Doreen Horschig
    April 17, 2017

    With the Trump administration’s nationalistic sentiment of “America First” and a reduction of global political leverage, the world’s hegemony steps back. As a result, the international system is shifting to multipolarity of dominant regional superpowers.

    The U.S. is the leader in the Americas, China in East Asia, Russia in Northern Asia, and the combination of France, Germany, and Britain in Europe.

    But who leads the Middle East? Currently, Iran is in a power struggle with Turkey and Saudi Arabia for the top spot.

    In recent years, Iran has received increased attention from global powers in part due to the 2015 nuclear Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s claim of having one of the most advanced and diversified economies in the MENA region, and its considerable advances and investment in science and technology.

    Here are three reasons why Iran will join the regional superpowers’ club:

    http://www.worldpress.org/article.cf...ast-superpower

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    i ll print your posts on legal paper in case i run out of toilet paper late at night.
    holiness is in the right action not in god .

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    very interesting article in the jp today.looks like they
    are finally getting the picture of what the u.s. is cooking
    for the semite cousins in the middle east.

    http://www.jpost.com/International/I...ackdrop-502124

    Oren said a surprisingly large number of Arab leaders and opinion-makers believe that Iran’s rapidly growing footprint in the region is the result of an explicit US-Iranian alliance.

    “I don’t believe it, but they do,” he said. “What do they cite? It begins with [former president George W.] Bush, who took down Saddam Hussein and the Taliban, who were the major checks on Iranian expansion and their two primary enemies. It continues with Obama and the nuclear deal, and his refusal to intervene to take down [Syrian President Bashar] Assad, allowing the Russians to come in and strengthen the Iranian position in Syria.”

    And now, he said, the argument is that this trend is continuing with US President Donald Trump and “recent attempts to reach a cease-fire in Syria that will leave all the Iranian interests there in place.”

    This is a “compelling argument,” he said, and one that is “difficult to refute.”

    But why in the world, Oren was asked, would the US want to cooperate with a fundamentalist theocratic regime like Iran, which has been its sworn enemy since the revolution there in 1979?

    Oren, who served as ambassador to the US from 2009 to 2013, said that the year before he took that job, he was on a sabbatical at Georgetown University in Washington. During that period he had a great deal of contact with former State Department people.

    “They proffered a thesis that I thought was remarkable and astonishing,” he said. “The thesis went like this: The US had traditionally backed two horses in the Middle East – the Sunni horse and the Israeli horse. The Sunni horse took down the Twin Towers in 9/11 and then gobbled up a trillion dollars of US military money. The Israeli horse built settlements, spit in America’s eye and poisoned America’s relationship with the Muslim world, in return for tens of billions of dollars of aid.”

    But there was a “third horse,” in the Mideast, Oren said of Iran. And, he continued, there were those in the State Department who thought it was an “able, ascendant and kind of democratic horse” that the US should be backing.

    “I actually heard this,” he said. “The first time I heard it, I about fell off my chair and said that no one can actually believe this. But when you get deeper into the Obama years, you began to hear the president himself talk about an Iran that can be a responsible regional actor, an Iran that can help bridge the gap between Sunnis and Shi’a. And then you learn retroactively that Obama began contacts with Iran’s regime in his first week in office, and you have a hard time gainsaying that thesis.”

 

 
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