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Anti-Islam ad appears in NY subway
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:48:54 GMT
An advertisement comparing Jihad, the duty of a Muslim to defend his religion, to ‘savagery’ has been posted in several New York City subway stations following a US court ruling allowing such hate ad campaign to be carried out in public.
Top Yemeni intel. officer shot dead
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:41:21 GMT
A senior Yemeni intelligence officer has been shot dead in the capital, Sana’a, in yet another assassination attempt targeting senior officials in the volatile country.
‘Dark days awaiting US aggressors'
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:44:51 GMT
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says dark days await US forces in case of an attack against Iran.
‘Overhaul the UN Security Council now’
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:10:07 GMT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for a total structural overhaul of the United Nations Security Council in order to facilitate the observance of the rule of law in international interactions.
'US to soon dump Al Saud a la Mubarak'
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:29:03 GMT
Saudi Arabia will face a similar destiny of Washington’s “number one ally,” former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, after its intervention mission in Syria is carried out, an analyst says.
‘Muslims fed up with West’s attitude’
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 02:57:21 GMT
Swiss activist Manfred Petritsch says the West is waging a war against Islam and spirituality in general and Muslims are protesting against the attitude of the West toward Islam, Press TV reports.
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Monday, September 24, 2012
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In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be "eliminated": Jewish prayers: "May the Christians perish in an instant"
"What's clear is that, around the world, there are still a lot of threats out there." Obama's remarks were collected by pool reporter David Boyer of the Washington Times.Foreign invaders of Arab and Muslim lands will eventually disappear! Started by Adnan Darwash, Sep 21 2012 01:36 PM Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:36 PM The Crusaders (collected from various countries) launched 10 crusades. They were eventually defeated and their remnants dissipated like water in the vast Arabian desert. In our recent history, the French colonised Algier between 1830 and 1960. They were defeated despite having 300,000 of the toughest and crueliest foreign legionaires (collected from various countries). The Jews (collected from various countries) have been killing Arabs (Muslims and Christians) and taking their lands to establish and expand the Jewish state formed in 1948. By stupidity, arrogance or sheer confidence and faith, Arabs will not accept defeat as a fact or forget their losses. The agressors and the invaders were always made to pay. This must surprise the short-sighted, crafty Jews and their mentors, the American zombies. The current USraeli crusade against Arabs and Muslims is another chapter of our long history. The heroic Iraqi and Afghani resistance fighters and later the Libyans, want Arabs and Muslims to teach historical lessons to the later-day crusders and to the uncivilised invaders. The near-sighted Jews never ask themselves why they have been the most hated nation on earth for the last 3000 years. Expulsion and extermination in Britain, Spain and Germany did not teach them a lesson. Their stubborness will lead them to another disaster making Hitler´s holocaust a day on the beach. They have introduced all types of weapons of mass destruction to the Middle East. They have been using their money to finance Western politicians launching Jewish wars on Arabs and Muslims. Furthermore, the Jews have been very successful at burning all bridges in case they decide on beating a retreat. Well, the formula for defeating the Zionist conspiracies is easy, but the execution is somewhat complex. It must begin with exposing Jewish anti-Christ benedictions in their prayers in order to cut any support from the Church. And will end with rallying Arabs and Muslims to defeat American forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Libya and Syria. The Jews are depending heavily on US support to carry out Nazi-type atrocities against Arabs. The defeat of America will automatically mean the end of the state of Israel in its current rogue status. The Christian fundamentalists must know of this example of former Jewish prayers: "May the Christians perish in an instant" The Jewish establishment was vehemently against Jesus Christ (whose mother was a Jew) and his teachings. Jesus´s message of love and forgiveness was in direct conflict with the Jewish code of "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" albeit both messages were presumed to be from the same God. The Jews were accused by the Church of betraying Jesus to the Romans that led to his crucification. In their prayers, 18/19 benedictions (Birkat ha-minim) Jews included the following: For apostates (meshummadin) let there be no hope, and the arrogant kingdom be speedily uprooted in our day. May the Nazerenes (Nozerim=Christians) and the heretics (minim) perish in an instant. May be blotted out of the book of the living, and may they not be written with righteous (ps.69:29). Blessed are you O Lord, who subdues the arrogant. It is not only the hated Israelis who are enjoying the Arab and Muslim wrath, but the stupid Americans who are financing Jewish atrocities and becoming a party to all Israeli crimes and atrocities. After the Israelis, the Americans are the most hated people in the world today. For this reason, many Arabs and Muslims are currently settleing scores with the Americans whenver they get a chance. Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:47 AM It is puzzling why Hilary Clinton fails to understand the Muslims’ reaction? The common American citizen is close to being brain washed, believing that the US is a force for the good of people giving generous aids, spreading democracy and liberating countries. Naturally, the US media, controlled by moguls and power centres, share the blame for not telling the people the other side of US foreign policy. During the cold war, the Americans were supporting autocrats and despot, the likes of Pinochet, Carlos, the Shah, the Saudi Royal Family and General Mobuto; of Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, respectively. CIA agents had been involved in assassinating intellectuals and opponents of US foreign policy. After September 11, the war on terror was translated into a war on Islam and Muslims. Kidnapping and torturing of Muslims were practiced on a very large scale. Most of the economic sanctions were imposed on Muslim countries. Three Muslim countries, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya were destroyed and their governments were toppled. Syria is on its way to qualify as a failed state. The US drones continue to Kill Muslims. Not to mention the way passengers with Muslim names are treated as criminals at the US borders. The US anti Arab and anti Muslim practices are clearly demonstrated in the refusal of the US to accept Palestine as a member of the UN and for supporting the Israeli crimes in Gaza. Thanks to Wikileaks.com, a large number of US conspiracies and atrocities were exposed. If Hilary Clinton is oblivious to these facts, one must feel sorry for the hapless people living in the Bible Belt of America. Adnan Darwash, Iraq Occupation Times ============== In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be "eliminated" Mon, Sep 24 16:35 PM EDT By Louis Charbonneau NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be "eliminated." Ahmadinejad also said he did not take seriously the threat that Israel could launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, denied sending arms to Syria, and alluded to Iran's threats to the life of British author Salman Rushdie. The United States quickly dismissed the Iranian president's comments as "disgusting, offensive and outrageous." "Fundamentally we do not take seriously the threats of the Zionists," Ahmadinejad, in New York for this week's U.N. General Assembly, told reporters. "We have all the defensive means at our disposal and we are ready to defend ourselves." "Iran has been around for the last seven, 10 thousand years. They (the Israelis) have been occupying those territories for the last 60 to 70 years, with the support and force of the Westerners. They have no roots there in history," he said, referring to the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948. "We do believe that they have found themselves at a dead end and they are seeking new adventures in order to escape this dead end. Iran will not be damaged with foreign bombs," Ahmadinejad said, speaking through an interpreter at his Manhattan hotel. "We don't even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated," he added. In 2005, Ahmadinejad called Israel a "tumor" and echoed the words of the former Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, by saying that Israel should be wiped off the map. Ahmadinejad said the nuclear issue was ultimately between the United States and Iran, and must be resolved via talks. "The nuclear issue is not a problem," he said. "But the approach of the United States on Iran is important. We are ready for dialogue, for a fundamental resolution of the problems, but under conditions that are based on fairness and mutual respect." "We are not expecting a 33-year-old problem between the United States and Iran to be resolved in a speedy fashion," Ahmadinejad said. "But there is no other way besides dialogue." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hinted Israel could strike Iran's nuclear sites and criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's position that sanctions and diplomacy should be given more time to stop Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Iran denies it is seeking nuclear arms and says its atomic work is peaceful and aimed at generating electricity. On Sunday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Ahmadinejad and warned him of the dangers of incendiary rhetoric in the Middle East. Ahmadinejad, who has used previous U.N. sessions to question the Holocaust and the U.S. account of the 9/11 attacks, did not heed the warning and instead alluded to his previous rejection of Israel's right to exist. In Washington, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel's security. "President Ahmadinejad's comments are characteristically disgusting, offensive and outrageous. They underscore again why America's commitment to the security of Israel must be unshakeable, and why the world must hold Iran accountable for its utter failure to meet its obligations," Vietor said. The United States also officially linked Iran's state oil company to the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a move that enables Washington to apply new sanctions on foreign banks dealing with the company. Ahmadinejad also addressed a high-level U.N. meeting on the rule of law on Monday, and his remarks there prompted a walkout by Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor. "Ahmadinejad showed again that he not only threatens the future of the Jewish people, he seeks to erase our past," Prosor said in a statement. "Three thousand years of Jewish history illustrate the clear danger of ignoring fanatics like Iran's president, especially as he inches closer to acquiring nuclear weapons." Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was quoted on Sunday as saying that Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state was preparing to attack it. Obama will underscore his commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and address Muslim unrest related to an anti-Islamic video in his speech to General Assembly on Tuesday, the White House said. 'BULLYING COUNTRIES' At the meeting on the rule of law, Ahmadinejad said states should not yield to rules imposed "by bullying countries." He is due to speak at U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. Western envoys typically walk out of Ahmadinejad's U.N. speeches in protest at his remarks. Ahmadinejad said on Monday that conditions in Iran - under U.N., U.S. and European Union sanctions over its nuclear program - were not as bad as portrayed by some and the country could survive without oil revenues. There will be high-level side meetings on Iran's nuclear program and the Syrian conflict during the General Assembly, but U.N. diplomats do not expect either issue to be resolved soon. Ahmadinejad's annual visits to New York, a city with a sizable Jewish population, are routinely met with protests against his anti-Israel rhetoric. The New York Post newspaper said on Monday it tried unsuccessfully to deliver to his delegation a Jewish-themed welcome basket containing traditional Jewish foods, such as Gold's Borscht and Manischewitz Gefilte Fish, as well as a ticket to the off-Broadway play "Old Jews Telling Jokes." 'WE SEEK PEACE IN SYRIA' Ahmadinejad rejected charges by the United Nations and Western officials that Iran is sending arms to pro-government forces in Syria fighting rebels trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad. "The so-called news that you alluded to has been denied vehemently, officially," he said to a question. "We see both sides as equally our brothers," he said. "The intervention and meddling from outside have made conditions that much tougher. We must help to quell the violence and help ... (facilitate) a national dialogue." Ahmadinejad also was asked about a move by an Iranian religious foundation to increase its reward for the killing of Rushdie in response to a California-made anti-Islam video called "The Innocence of Muslims" that has sparked anti-American protests around the Muslim world. "Where is he now?" Ahmadinejad asked of Rushdie. "Is he in the United States? If he is, you shouldn't broadcast that for his own safety. Rushdie, an Indian-born British novelist who has nothing to do with the video, was condemned to death in 1989 by Khomeini, Iran's late leader, over his novel "The Satanic Verses," saying its depiction of the Prophet Mohammad was blasphemous. Ahmadinejad appeared to reject Washington's position that while it condemns the video's content, freedom of expression must be upheld. "Freedoms must not interfere with the freedoms of others," Ahmadinejad said. "If someone insults, what would you do? ... Is insulting other people not a form of crime?" (Additional reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Writing by Michelle Nichols and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Will Dunham) ============= Iran threatens to attack US bases if war erupts Get short URL email story to a friendprint version Published: 24 September, 2012, 23:08 AFP Photo / Fars News / Mehdi Hadifar TRENDS:Israel vs IranIran tension TAGS:Nuclear, Iran, USA, Israel, War Iranian officials say they aren't scared of Israel’s threats of a military assault aimed at their rumored nuclear warhead program, but a senior officer in Iran's Revolutionary Guard says such a strike would warrant retaliation against US bases. Should Israel make good with its warning of using military force to take down an Iranian nuke procurement plan, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says that the response will be costly for the United States military, even if America does not endorse a unilateral strike on Iran. Gen. Hajizadeh explains in a statement this week that America’s continuing support of Israel is enough to associate them with any attack waged against Iran, even if the US has officially condemned any plans to put boots in the ground to dismantle the rumored nuclear program. "For this reason, we will enter a confrontation with both parties and will definitely be at war with American bases should a war break out," Hajizadeh says, according to a post on Iran's state Al-Alam TV. Hajizadeh adds that among the US facilities that would be targeted are structures in Bahrain, Qatar and Afghanistan. "There will be no neutral country in the region," Hajizadeh says. "To us, these bases are equal to US soil." Israeli officials continue to make a case that Iran is working towards obtaining a nuclear warhead and have repeatedly pleaded with the United States to intervene, but Iranian authorities insist that any research being done is for peaceful purposes. Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before Israel,” and once more pressured US President Barack Obama to announce America’s cooperation in an attack against Iran. Although President Obama refused to intervene at this time, over the weekend he told CBS’ 60 Minutes news program that he understands Israel’s plea but must put the national security of the US first above their ally’s request. “When it comes to our national security decisions — any pressure that I feel is simply to do what’s right for the American people. And I am going to block out—any noise that’s out there. Now I feel an obligation, not pressure but obligation, to make sure that we’re in close consultation with the Israelis — on these issues. Because it affects them deeply. They’re one of our closest allies in the region. And we’ve got an Iranian regime that has said horrible things that directly threaten Israel’s existence,” the president told 60 Minutes. On Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad commented on the conflict from the United Nations headquarters in New York City, refusing to call Israel by name and rejecting their warnings. "Fundamentally we do not take seriously the threats of the Zionists. … We have all the defensive means at our disposal and we are ready to defend ourselves," Ahmadinejad said. "We don't even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated," the president added. President Ahmadinejad had arrived in New York to participate in the UN General Assembly’s annual discussion for the last time as president, as Iranian rules forbid him from running for another term. He is not scheduled to deliver a speech until Wednesday, but ahead of that address he said he remains open for discussions with the United States. "The nuclear issue is not a problem. But the approach of the United States on Iran is important. We are ready for dialogue, for a fundamental resolution of the problems, but under conditions that are based on fairness and mutual respect,” Ahmadinejad said. "We are not expecting a 33-year-old problem between the United States and Iran to be resolved in a speedy fashion. But there is no other way besides dialogue.” ============== Changing Attitudes Towards the Procurement of Energy THIS WEBINAR IS VoIP ONLY. ( Audio broadcast from your computer speakers) Pricing: $59 Members / $180 Non-Member* *Non-Member Fee is $180 plus a one-year complimentary NIGP membership (for eligible individuals). Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Date and time: Thursday, November 15th, 2012 1:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET Check your local start time Presented by: Bob Wooten, Director, Government Accounts, Tradition Energy Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on use of First and Last Name at Log In) UPPCC recertification points: .125 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 5:00PM ET - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar All skill levels: Energy represents a significant operating cost for most state and local governments. As deregulation of the energy markets in the US has become more familiar to many in purchasing, in many cases thoughts and preconceived notions of how to procure energy have not evolved appropriately. Opportunities continue to grow which allow for contracts more specifically tailored to the needs of each entity – resulting in lowered costs for the actual energy commodity itself. In 2010, NIGP released a survey that measured the understanding of these opportunities, and the results showed a definite gap in knowledge. With the release of this revised survey this Fall, NIGP will again see if these attitudes have changed or if things still remain as they were back in 2010. During this webinar, attendees will learn the factors driving energy volatility and the best practices for managing commodity procurement. At the end of this Learning Event, students will be able to: Recognize energy volatility and the importance of creating an energy procurement strategy that will help control overall energy costs Identify energy markets that will allow development of a customized energy contract Develop a contract that fully meets the energy needs of ones jurisdiction
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Sunday, September 23, 2012
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"Iran has become a one-party system: the party of Khamenei," said Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran analyst at the Carnegie Endowment. "The most important qualification for aspiring members of parliament is obsequiousness to the Supreme Leader."Ahmadinejad may pay the price for failing to conform to this rule in Friday's election expected to erode his support in parliament, which has summoned him for an unprecedented grilling next month, mainly over his handling of the economy. DIVIDE AND RULE "Khamenei likes to divide and rule," Sadjadpour said. "For that reason he may see it in his interests to weaken Ahmadinejad's faction but keep it on life support." Western sanctions aimed at forcing Iran to make nuclear concessions have started to hurt energy and food imports, but many Iranians blame Ahmadinejad's policies for soaring prices. They say his cuts in food and fuel subsidies, replaced with direct monthly stipends of around $38 per person, have fuelled inflation, officially running at around 20 percent, although some economists say it is more like 50 percent. Ahmadinejad's government has been tainted by a fraud alleged to have diverted $2.6 billion of state funds. Dozens have been arrested over the scandal, which was disclosed with Khamenei's approval. The president denies any government wrongdoing. "I suspect Ahmadinejad will lose in the elections, but of course the term is meaningless," said Ali Ansari, professor of Iranian history at Scotland's St Andrews University. "I can't see many people voting and in any case the competition is limited to Ahmadinejad and Khamanei candidates," he said. "Given that the Revolutionary Guard want to take more seats, this will signify greater strength for Khamenei inasmuch as these candidates are currently identifying with the Leader." With reformists mostly sidelined and opposition leaders Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi under house arrest, the election will pit hard-line factions against each other, all proclaiming loyalty to Iran's Islamic revolutionary ideals. DEVIANT CURRENT But Ahmadinejad's inner circle, especially his chief of staff Rahim Mashaie, have angered Khamenei and other senior Shi'ite clerics for promoting a "deviant current" that they see as threatening to those principles and to their own dominance. Khamenei's backers accuse Ahmadinejad's camp of pursuing an "Iranian" school of Islam, viewed as an inappropriate mix of religion and nationalism. The president berates his rivals for insulting him and has threatened them with jail. "The clerical elite will not back anyone that it perceives to be inimical to its interests," said independent analyst Mohammed Shakeel. "However, the more the president is marginalized, the more he appears to relish the challenge. "His own austere lifestyle and his attempts to portray himself as the champion of the poor provide him with a strong counterbalance with which to see through the end of his term." Ahmadinejad, a small man who dresses informally, plays on his modest origins to connect with rural voters and those who have moved to cities, as his own family did after he was born in the farming village of Aradan, southeast of Tehran. The 56-year-old president may have hoped to secure the election of a protege to succeed him in 2013, but that would require a revival of his drooping political fortunes. "It seems the Supreme Leader is dissociating himself from Ahmadinejad ahead of the presidential election next year, when a candidate more amenable to the hard-line conservatives is likely to triumph," said Shakeel. Ahmadinejad, an engineer and former Revolutionary Guard officer, has upset predictions before. A political unknown before becoming mayor of Tehran in 2003, he defeated Rafsanjani, a powerful former president, in the 2005 presidential vote. After the tumult of his 2009 re-election, Khamenei praised Ahmadinejad as "courageous, wise and hard-working", while advising him to listen to his critics as well. By October 2011, the president had so annoyed the Supreme Leader that the latter floated a proposal to change Iran's constitution to do away with a directly elected presidency altogether, an idea Ahmadinejad briskly dismissed as "academic". Carnegie's Sadjadpour said the president's record of insubordination and relentless self-aggrandizement had alarmed even his former allies in the conservative establishment. "Ahmadinejad has shown a unique ability to lose friends and alienate people," he said. (Editing by Philippa Fletcher) Corrects garbled word in second-last paragraph. ================