March 2, 2010: Tehran’s Interference with Iraq’s Elections: This Sunday when general elections are held in Iraq, we will witness if Tehran has been successful to turn years of its covert and overt political, security, and financial meddling into political gains for its Iraqi surrogates. We will also see how successful the Iraqis of Shiite and Sunni backgrounds will be in thwarting Tehran’s plan by electing non-sectarian and independent Iraqis to the Parliament to form the next government.
February 9, 2010: Tough
Sanctions Would Help Democracy Movement in Iran:
As talks of imposing new international sanctions on Iran’s
regime continue in Washington, there are critics who contend
sanctions would have no decisive impact on Tehran’s behavior
and, even worse, they would cause the anti-government opposition
to rally around the leadership. These critics – many of whom
ardent advocates of diplomatic and economic engagement with
Iran’s rulers - also maintain that sanctions would hurt the
citizens more than the government and consequently would shift
people’s resentment toward the west.
June 23, 2009:
A Revolution in the Making?
Back in July 2005, just a few days after “selection” of Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad as president by the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali
Khamenei, we commented that the well-organized political coup
“engineered by the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
(IRGC), cements the dominance of the ultra-conservative faction
of the ruling regime over all key levers of power in Iran." We
added that “The ruling regime has just gone through its most
drastic political shake-up since its coming to power in 1979.
With failure of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s
16-year attempt at cohabitation with his powerful, yet rival
partners, chief among them former President Akbar Hashemi
Rafsanjani, major power realignment was completed when
Ahmadinejad became President...
February 28, 2008: Whitewashing Ayatollahs’ Atrocities in Iran: It is almost an impossible task to legitimately and successfully justify negotiations and reconciliation with a regime that is persistently killing, maiming, torturing, and stoning its own citizens. So it should not come as a surprise that Tehran’s apologists are working double hard these days to hide the ayatollahs’ bloody hands and deny the existence of appalling human right crisis in Iran. They blame everyone and everything but the regime - from the “radical demands” of people and “radical political organizations” to Washington’s statements supporting democracy - for the barbaric rights violations going on in Iran....
January 28, 2008: The Freedom War Inside Iran: A ferocious war is going on inside Iran. It is the war the tyrannical regime of ayatollahs has declared on people of Iran since coming to power in 1979 in order to preserve its nefarious rule. At its core, this is a war over two very different kinds of Iran; a democratic Iran with a pluralistic secular system of government at peace with the outside world; and a theocratic Iran under the tyranny of ayatollahs which breeds terrorism and proliferate weapons of mass destruction....
January 18, 2008: Qods Force: Enemy No. 1 in Iraq: Last July, in the little-noticed Executive Order 13438, the United States made it possible for the Secretary of the Treasury to block “Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq” in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense. The Executive Order sanctions persons or entities “to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq; or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people.”....
January 4, 2008: 2008: A Barbaric Beginning in Iran: The ayatollahs’ regime in Iran began the year 2008 the same way it ended 2007: with more gallows and executions. Nearly 20 executions, some in public, took place in the month of December alone. According to the Agence France Presse, Iran carried out at least 297 executions in 2007, which is about 70% increase in respect to the 2006 numbers. The 2008 looks to be even more promising for the ayatollahs’ executioners. They had a strong opening on January 2, when13 Iranians including the mother of two young children were executed according to the state media. At least three of executions took place in public....
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