Iran Newslinks 25-28 December 2011

28 December 2011 — williambowles.info

28 December 2011
Iran signs fuel deal with Afghanistan: Iran to export oil to Afghanistan
GlobalResearch.ca Today at 13:04
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Iran in threat to block oil route
BBC News Today at 11:14
Iran threatens to close a vital oil-trade route if the West imposes more sanctions over its controversial nuclear programme.

Beki-something-stan, Iraq or Iran – who cares?
Russiatoday.ru Today at 07:20
As US presidential candidates reveal how they plan to lead the nation into the future, some have been exposed as lacking basic points of information. The public seems to be following suit: many have no idea of what is…

27 December 2011
Iran threatens to shut down oil flow in the event of sanctions

Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 19:47
Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, the only sea passage for oil shipments from the Persian Gulf if the West places sanctions on the country’s oil exports.

Demonizing the Enemy: Preparing Americans and the World for an All Out Attack against Iran
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 18:24
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Building Another Pretext to Wage War on Iran: US Court Holds Tehran Responsible for the 9/11 Attacks
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 18:06
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Report: Kidnapped Iran Ex-Deputy Defense Chief Alive In Mossad Prison
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 17:01
Director of Bureau for Strategic Studies Shamkhani: ‘Ex-Iranian deputy defense minister strongly resisting in Israeli jail.’

Red Lines and Ticking Clocks: U.S. War Plans Against Iran
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
Wars don’t just happen. Before the first bomb falls disinformation specialists prepare the ground.

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, “Iran: Anniversary Blues for Subsidy Reform”
MRZine.org Yesterday at 15:40
The rial has been weakened by the inflation unleashed by the subsidy reform, a cost of the reform that was both foreseen and justified. At the same time, the precipitous devaluation of the rial adds to uncertainty and macroeconomic instability that can undermine the subsidy reform.

Iran determined to expand ties with Africa: official
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 15:33
Iran, what do you think Africans will say to you, when you wallowed in the destruction of Libya by terrorists from Qatar, which should have been attacked from the rear. Your turn is now coming. Nuclear war in 2012 could have been avoided had the aggressors been hit hard by a wall of unity in 2011. — Libya News Editor.

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, “Iran’s Place in the World Distribution of Income: An Update”
MRZine.org Yesterday at 15:26
The difference between living standards in China and India seems more striking in this graph than in GDP per capita. China’s GDP per capita is about 3 times that of India (and one-fourth of Iran’s). The distributions here show that, thanks to rapid economic growth in the last two decades, in China a relatively large middle class has emerged (defined loosely as people above the 75th percentile line of the global income distribution).

Iran court begins ‘CIA spy’ trial
BBC News Yesterday at 15:11
Iran puts on trial an American man of Iranian descent who ‘confessed’ to working as a CIA spy on state TV, local media say.

Panetta is Raising the Specter of Preemptive War: Avocates of a “Hot War with Iran” Take Some Heavy Media Hits
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 02:40
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Red Lines and Ticking Clocks: U.S. War Plans Against Iran
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00Tom Burghardt
Wars don’t just happen.
Before the first bomb falls disinformation specialists prepare the ground.

Iran can develop drones to counter US covert war: defense minister
Strategic Culture Foundation 26/12/2011 at 20:16

26 December 2011
Preparing to Attack Iran with Nuclear Weapons: “No Option can be taken off the Table.”

GlobalResearch.ca 26/12/2011 at 16:11
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The Attempt to Crush Vladimir Putin
Dissident Voice 26/12/2011 at 16:00
There must be more than coincidence to the observation that the American media’s appraisal of a world leader often reflects the State Department’s attitude towards the same leader. Just search history; leaders who failed their people but accepted United States foreign policies received only mild criticisms, while leaders who contended U.S. foreign policies, regardless of relations with their populations, received scathing reviews from popular news sources.

Russian v. US Elections
The Greanville Post 26/12/2011 at 15:15
By Stephen Lendman
The above image, run on the Christian Science Monitor (a leading US newspaper), has been typical of American press reports on the Russian elections and Putin’s standing among the people. The image is headlined, ‘Huge protest demanding fair Russian elections hits Moscow.’ It adds: ‘Russian protesters angry at what they say are rigged elections and the authoritarian ways of Vladimir Putin, flooded Moscow today demanding change.’

Iraq and UN sign Iran exile pact
BBC News 26/12/2011 at 13:52
Iraq and the United Nations agree to re-settle more than 3,000 Iranian exiles who have been based at a refugee camp in Baghdad since the 1980s.

Iranian tools at work in Iraq
Strategic Culture Foundation 26/12/2011 at 02:58

‘Global energy safety hinges upon Iran’
Strategic Culture Foundation 26/12/2011 at 02:52

25 December 2011
A Doomsday View of 2012

Dissident Voice 25/12/2011 at 15:59
The economic, political and social outlook for 2012 is profoundly negative. The almost universal consensus, even among mainstream orthodox economists is pessimistic regarding the world economy.

Iran offers defence cooperation to Iraq
Strategic Culture Foundation 25/12/2011 at 15:20

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Posted 28th December 2011 by InI in category Iran Newslinks

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