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New Developments In Iran

Posted by Atilla89 on September 9, 2008

I was just sent a worrying article about Iran and the possible Israeli strike on its reactors. There are still a couple a problems that have to be addressed. Firstly, the shortest flight path to Iran from Israel is obviously across Iraq. My reaction to that was how is this a problem, America pretty much owns that airspace? Well, according to senior journalist Ben Caspit:

Instead of the needed overflight codes, Caspit claims, the U.S. is offering Israel defensive radar—“‘We’ll help you defend yourselves, but we’ll prevent you from attacking,’ say the Americans.”

This is a real problem, Israel (nor America really) can’t abide a nuclear Iran yet at the same the same time America is directly hindering the operation, I still don’t understand that. However later on in the article it becomes a little clearer.

A security source told Caspit that “the Americans have accepted a nuclear Iran and are trying to get us [Israel] to accept it.”

Personally, I don’t believe that. America must know that a nuclear Iran is bad news for everybody, not just Israel. However, moving on to a more a serious problem. Further on in the article a bombshell is dropped:

Britain’s Sunday Telegraph reports that both the U.S. and Israel now fear that Russia stands to supply the sophisticated S-300 air-defense system to Iran in retaliation for Washington supporting NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine.

More information from this article titled Israel’s Red Line: The S-300 Missile System:

Although on July 9 U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates denied the possibility of Iran acquiring the missile — known as the S-300PMU-1 by its Russian designers — “anytime soon,” defense reporters have speculated widely that the operational deployment of the S-300 air-defense system would represent a “red line” for an Israeli air strike on Iran. This is because the SA-20/S-300 represents a nearly insurmountable obstacle for conventional aircraft, according to air power experts.

“For non-stealth aircraft, the SA-20 represents a virtual no-fly zone,” said retired United States Air Force General Richard E. Hawley.

Additionally, the SA-20 is much more resistant to electronic countermeasures that are typically used by strike aircraft to defeat such weapons and is capable of engaging targets with far smaller radar cross-sections.

Should Iran obtain Russian S-300 missiles along with their mobile launchers, such as this one bearing four S-300-capable missile tubes, the Israel Defense Forces may be unable to mount a successful attack against any Iranian military nuclear facility. Credit: Russian Federation Ministry of Defense [Source for image here]

This is a HUGE development if it is true because it means that Israel may be well and truly screwed in that sense. Their only hope is for an F-22 Raptor which is almost impossible to detect, expect the only country that has these is America and they are not allowed to export them. Israel may have to rely on America for this one.

However it’s not all bad news, first we have an awesome quote from former Deputy Defence Minister Ephraim Sneh (head of a new political party started by himself called Strong Israel)

Sneh told them [Switzerland and Austria – both of which have large invesments in the resource sector of Iran] it was “too bad” about their investments, “because Iddo’s going to set it all on fire”—referring to recently appointed Israeli air force chief Iddo Nehushtan. “‘Investing in Iran in 2008,’ Sneh told the Austrians, ‘is like investing in the Krupp steelworks in 1938, a high-risk investment.’ The Austrians, according to Sneh, turned pale.”

Now for some good news, Iran’s economy is supposedly down in the doldrums.

As Ahmadinejad increases subsidies and spending, inflation has become Iran’s chief domestic issue. While the government acknowledges an inflation rate of 18 percent, parliamentarians and central bank officials say the real rate is closer to 25 or 30 percent.

Privatization schemes have also languished. While announcements of impending factory privatizations are many, sales are few. The reformist daily Aftab-e Yazd observed, “The misguided policies of the government hit us harder than the sanctions of the foreigners.”

I’m no economist so I’m not going to comment directly on these issues, all I can say is that I hope this impacts on their foreign military spending, maybe that S-300 will remain just a rumour…

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On Georgia And Hezbullah

Posted by Atilla89 on September 8, 2008

Hey everyone, sorry for not posting in a while, I have been quite swamped with work. There still won’t be regular posting for a time as I have a few deadline coming up, however here’s a few links to whet your appetite.

Firstly, on the Georgian issue, all I wish to say is that I fully support Georgian independence and what Russia did was not only wrong but also illegal. If you want to know the history behind that conflict then you should read this article called The Truth About Russia in Georgia by Michael Totten here. The territories that have been taken from Georgia include South Ossetia and Abkhazia, both of which have had their independence recognised by only one country, Russia. In the meantime, Georgia has decided to try and get the UN to protect them, for all the good that will do. The UN has barely any power as it is; I hope Georgia gets the ‘protection’ they deserve, but I doubt it would stop a Russian advance if they decide to go at it again.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague will hear three days of argument in a Georgian application for interim protection against “ethnic cleansing” it accuses Russia of committing on Georgian territory.

Georgia instituted proceedings against Russia before the ICJ on August 12, accusing it of breaches of the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). As it can take months for the court to decide whether or not to entertain the case, Georgia brought another application two days later asking for interim protection measures.

The ICJ has no powers to enforce its judgments, which have on occasion been simply ignored by state parties. (Edit: bold text added)

Moving south now to the issue of Hezbollah, there has been some unsettling news regarding the leadership of Hezbullah. As most people know, Hezbullah is directly connected to Iran, however it was believed that the general-secretary of the terrorist group, Nasrallah did have some measure of independent control over the group. This is significant because if Israel were to ever go to war with Iran, most likely Nasrallah would be urged to attack Israel. He may have or he may not have, the point is now mute because Iran have decided to take full control over Hizbullah.

Iran is consolidating its grip on Hizbullah and has instituted a number of structural changes to the Lebanese group, under which Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah no longer enjoys exclusive command over its military wing, top Israeli defense officials have revealed.

“There is real Iranian command now over Hizbullah,” a top IDF officer said. “This doesn’t mean that Nasrallah is a puppet, but it does mean that whenever he pops his head out of his bunker he sees an Iranian official standing over him.”

Nasrallah walks between...

Nasrallah walks between crowds in south Beirut [file]. Photo: AP

Now we know that Hezbullah, acting as an extension of Iran will attack Israel in the event of a war with Iran, they may even be used as a spark to set off a much larger regional war with nearby countries such as Iran, Syria, Hamas and possibly even Fatah (who we, Israel, supplied weapons to).

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Heroes Volume 4 Rare Preview!

Posted by shkoles on August 28, 2008

Hey guys,

I just recently heard some exciting news on the 4th volume of heroes which is to be called ‘Fugitives’! The way it will work is, the first 13 episode of season 3 will be titled ‘Villains‘ and the remaining 12 episodes will be titled under the volume ‘Fugitives‘.

This is very exciting news and just shows what a different direction the writers are going in with Heroes.

Anyways guys, STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!!heroes volume 4!

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Heroes Season 3 Rare Preview – News Update

Posted by shkoles on August 28, 2008

Hey guys,

just thought id give an update on some very exciting heroes news!

Ausiello just spilled the beans out and said that, there’s a strong possibility of Seth Green & Breckin Meyer are joining to Heroes cast. They’ll not be regular cast members, because they’re pretty busy with Robot Chicken, but there will be multi-episode story arc for them.

Real-life BFFs and frequent collaborators Seth Green and Breckin Meyer are nearing a deal to join the cast of Heroes for multi-episode arcs, sources confirm to me exclusively.

As I first teased in this week’s episode of Ausiello TV, the Robot Chicken duo will play Atlanta-based comic book nerds aficionados who cross paths with (and perhaps serve as advisors to) one of the Heroes.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES!

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 Rare Preview

Posted by shkoles on August 26, 2008

Hey guys,

This is my first post about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Season 2 is airing soon as we all know and its very exciting. Season 1 was awesome but season 2 promises to be even better!

The tagline is ‘Allies become enemies, A boy becomes a man and the Terminator saga is reborn!’

I’m sure like me you cant wait for it to begin.

Rumours
– Apparently Camerons CPU was damaged in the season finale and so she will actually turn on John!!!!

– Ive heard that a new terminator will be sent back in time….what this means and which side she will be on Johns or Skynets is yet to be seen!!

Anywhooo stay tuned for updates very soon…

Below are three trailers on the upcoming season, the first episode of season 2 is entitled ‘Samson and Delilah’.

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How Education Is The Key For Peace Between Israel And The Palestinians

Posted by Atilla89 on August 12, 2008

If you’ve ever wondered how to stop the cycle of violence that plagues Israel and the Gaza Strip & West Bank then I have the answer for you, education. This may seem a little bit strange but education has the most say in a child’s outlook on the world. When I say education I am not just referring to going to school and then coming home to do homework and study. I am talking about the education that children receive from their parents, their friends, their religion and the media both independent and state-sponsored.

When a child learns to hate a particular people or religion from an early age, that hatred stays with them for a long time. When the message is continually hammered into them from every source of education it is almost impossible to undo the effects of such an upbringing. Of course, I am talking about the education that is continually forced upon Palestinian children. In my opinion, it would take generations to undo the damage being done to the Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. However outlining a brief plan of such a solution is not the point of this post. My aim is to show one particular grotesque way in which such a hatred of Israel and Jews is being fostered upon Palestinian children.

For example, a recent article in Pajamas Media titled ‘How Gaza Kids Are Spending Their Summer Vacation‘ is a great example of this ‘education’. When most people think of school holidays (especially summer) they think of going to the beach to relax, maybe going to a summer camp (known as a Sport and Recreation camp in Australia), you get the picture. However in the Gaza Strip, summer holidays means something completely different:

‘Hamas and Islamic Jihad, ever mindful of their responsibilities as pillars of the Palestinian community, are running their annual summer camps for thousands of youngsters…In addition to receiving healthy doses of religious and political indoctrination, they’ll be learning how to handle weapons and navigate assault courses.’

Hang on you say, did I read that last part right? They are letting children handle weapons? These sorts of descriptions sadly no longer surprise me (think Farfour, the Hamas version of Micky Mouse), indeed they are almost the norm now in Gaza. However to somebody else who has no idea about Palestinian society this would come as a shock and rightly so, this sort of treatment is disgusting.

‘An Islamic Jihad operative was at pains to point out to Ynet that children would only be handling dummy rockets, not real ones. Allah forbid that they should play with real Qassams or Katyushas — someone could lose an eye.’

Because that is any better…

Of course, this not anything new. During March I wrote a post very similar to this one in which I showed a video of children giving out flowers and lollies to passing Palestinians celebrating the recent (then) terrorist attackat Dimona. These sorts of actions just illustrate my point of how education is the key to stopping this conflict. Golda Meir, a former Prime Minister of Israel got it right when she said that peace would only be possible “when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us”.

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Ahmadinejad Threatens Use Of Force Against ‘Enemies’

Posted by Atilla89 on August 3, 2008

There we have it, Ahmadinejad is trying to further develop a pretext for striking out against his enemies, namely Israel and America.

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“For them, subjects like the nuclear issue are pretexts. The key reason for the hostility of the enemies in the past 30 years against Iran is that they want us to pull back so that they can say we have given in,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on state television on Friday. “But the Iranian people will resist with force against the enemies.”

Of course this is nothing new as Ahmadinejad already believes that this pretext was realised in 1979 with the imposition of sanctions and their renewal in 1995 and 2006.

The comments came as the United States set a weekend deadline for Iran to respond to an international offer to freeze its nuclear drive. “We want and we expect a response this weekend,” US State Department acting spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said.

But a European Union diplomat said in Brussels that the EU was in no rush for a response from Iran.

“There’s no real limit,” said the diplomat, on condition of anonymity, after Washington set the deadline.

And now you have just seen how seriously the EU is taking this threat. It all starts to make sense why they are fine with pathetic sanctions and furthering deadlines. It also reveals the double standards that take place in these types of organisations, imagine for a moment if Israel or even America stated their intention to wipe out a democratic country within the UN? There would be an absolute outcry across the the entire world. Resolutions would be coming thick and fast from the UN with tough sanctions not far behind.

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Iran Is Head Of Group Charged With: ‘Taking The First Steps To Producing A Durban II Manifesto’

Posted by Atilla89 on August 2, 2008

Most people have realised by know that the second Durban Conference will be quite similar to the last one, Antisemitic and Anti-Zionist. We’ve already had a foretaste of what’s to come in the “Ad Hoc Committee of the Human Rights Council on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards” which was put into place in order to “heed the decision and instruction of the 2001 World Conference against Racism.” Need I say more? Indeed, once Canadian Senator Jerry Grafstein saw the signs and realised that the next Durban Conference known as UN Durban Review Conference scheduled for April, 2009 in Geneva was going to be much of the same thing, he started organising a counter-conference.

However, this is all just background information. In the latest development coming from the planning on the next conference, Eye on the UN reports that:

‘Iran has become a member of the “Group of Friends of the Chair”, an informal group of states charged with taking the first steps towards producing a Durban II manifesto.’

Is anyone else getting that queasy feeling in their stomachs again? I mean, the country’s President is a Holocaust denier, has threatened to destroy Israel numerous times and has stated that there are no homosexuals in Iran, which can be loosely translated as, because I killed them all (or am trying to). Am I missing something here? Now who else is on this “Group of Friends of the Chair’?

The role of his “friends” is described by Armenian Chairman Zohrab Mnatsakanian as “engaging in brainstorming and consolidating inputs.” Other members of the behind-the-scenes group are Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Egypt.

Um yeah… This is going to be interesting. Anne Bayefsky, Editor of Eye on the UN hits the nail on the head with this comment:

‘…one shudders to imagine the brainstorming among such human rights paragons.’
‘The first contribution of the “Group of Friends” will be filed at the next stage of the process, the ‘Intersessional Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group’ session to be held in Geneva September 1-5, 2008.’

I would be very interested to read exactly what they believe should be in the Durban ll manifesto, obviously I’m expecting more of the same that seen in Durban I but you never know…who am I kidding?

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Olmert Announces Resignation

Posted by Atilla89 on July 31, 2008

I can’t believe that I am writing this! Olmert will be resigning! You have no idea how happy I am. This fool, this idiot shit for brains is finally going to be out. Israel may have been weakened during his rule through mistakes such as prematurely withdrawing from the Israeli-Hezbollah war and that recent disastrous prisoner swap with Hezbollah. At least he won’t have time for another prisoner swap with Hamas (although I am still not counting my eggs yet…).

“Prime Minister Ehud Olmert intends to hand his resignation letter to President Shimon Peres the day after the September 17 Kadima primary and ask him to entrust the new party leader with forming a new government, Olmert’s associates said Wednesday night.”

Olmert leaves the podium upon...

Olmert leaves the podium upon concluding his statement, Wednesday. Photo: Alex Kolomoisky

Now having read that, you may be wondering why I am so happy, Kadima will still be in power at least until the Spring of 2009 (Autumn here). We all know that Kadima is filled with bumbling idiots and fools and yet I haven’t even started on the individual ministers (MK’s) yet. The point that I am trying to make is that Olmert was the worst, there is no one that could do even more damage then him.

There has been much said about why Olmert has decided to step down. To be honest I’m not really that interested, the guy was a great politician, but a terrible leader of a nation.

“He didn’t want to humiliate himself by waiting until the last minute as some people thought he would,” an Olmert associate said. “He is the most realistic person in the world. He didn’t want to look like he cared only about himself by staying as long as possible. He decided he wanted to play the responsible adult.”

Why couldn’t he have played the ‘responsible adult’ when the results of the Winograd Commission came in, eh? It would have saved us all a lot of pain. Of course with Olmert stepping down at the time of the Kadima primaries, this begs another question, who will replace him? Most people are saying either Foreign Affairs Minister Tzipi Livni or Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz. I’ll be honest and say I prefer Livni only because I actually know her and her portfolio would better equip her to lead a country like Israel rather then having a portfolio like Mofaz.

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Does Someone Smell A Jerusalem Rat?

Posted by Atilla89 on July 29, 2008

Yes guys it that time of the year when the PA decide to run another vilification of the Jews. As you know, (if you have been following Palestinian Media Watch PMW), this is nothing knew. In fact you can see examples of Jew vilification here and here. Now here’s the new one from the PA, according to them, Israel is using a special genetically altered kind of rat to drive out Arab families from the Old City of Jerusalem. In fact:

‘According to the PA papers, the Israeli-Jerusalem rat is:
1. Immune to rat poison
2. Aggressive and larger than usual
3. Unafraid of cats and able to scare them away
4. Highly fertile, with females giving birth to 140 young rats a year, four times the normal average
5. Highly selective, as Jewish residents of Jerusalem apparently are not affected by these rats’

Bear in mind that this isn’t coming from some fringe media source or anything like that. It’s coming from Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (you can get google to translate the paper) which is controlled by the PA. In other words these paper prints what the PA wants it to, I’m sure you can see just how serious the PA is with negotiating with Israel. I’m sure you can see the stupidity of Olmert and Bush in trying to make a peace agreement with these so-called moderates. In fact I met the ambassador of the PA to Australia earlier on in the year, you can see a synopsis of that meeting here.

PA's Super-rat

PA’s Super Rat

This is just another lame attempt by the PA to alter the image of Israel and Jews in general. It should be pretty obvious to most that this is complete crap, but still its funny nonetheless.

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