Iran Newslinks 12-16 December 2011

16 December 2011 —

16 December 2011
Iran denies construction of new nuclear plant in Isfahan
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:41

Poverty of War
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Today at 00:21
In a move more stunning than St. Barry the Archangel/Archenemy’s offer to sign the abduction, abuse and permanent imprisonment of US citizens decree during Human Right’s Week?

15 December 2011
Obama’s “Twisted Version of American Exceptionalism” Laid Bare

The Greanville Post Yesterday at 23:06
Lies and massive hypocrisy is the glue that holds up the American ruling clique’s legitimacy.

Iranian lawmaker: Iran has means to decrypt drone data
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 23:01
Lawmaker Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini says decoding the US drone’s data will provide Iran’s armed forces with very important information.

How Iran hacked super-secret CIA stealth drone Yesterday at 22:44
More damage is being dished out to the US intelligence community as sources in Iran admit to hacking the CIA’s lost drone and bringing it down with not much more than computer navigating know-how.

Will Iraq Debacle Prevent Iran War? Yesterday at 20:58
Exclusive: Neoconservatives are livid over President Obama’s declaration that the Iraq War is over, fearing that its disastrous outcome will undercut plans for a new war with Iran. But Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says, if elected, he stands ready to join Israel in invading Iran, Robert Parry reports. By Robert Parry President Barack Obama is putting the best face on the final American troop withdrawal from Iraq, declaring that the last soldiers will leave with ‘their heads…

Manmohan Singh in Moscow: The mystique of India-Russia summitry
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 16:34
 Russia’s robust ‘comeback’ to Central Asia; its accent on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and its support for India’s full membership of the body; its insistence on a diplomatic solution to the Iran problem; its repudiation of the US’s projection of the NATO as a global security organization; its emphasis on the primacy of the United Nations in conflict resolution; its abhorrence of the use of force; its insistence on adherence to international law; its opposition to the deployment of the US’s missile defence systems across Asia and Europe; its advocacy of a regional security architecture for Asia-Pacific; its consistent underscoring of BRICS as a key locus of influence on the world stage – all these are, admittedly, of immense…

Obama Wins 2012 Erection Hands Down
The Wild Wild Left – Front Page Yesterday at 15:58
The White House on Wednesday said that Obama – after a week or so of making empty threats to try to pre-emptively defuse any tentative whimpering thoughts of  opposition among the peasants to it – has changed his mind and now announces that he will not veto the controversial 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Iran to cripple West economy if attacked
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 15:10

Syria, Iran enhance economic cooperation amid sanctions
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 14:47

Soviet-armed Iraq switches to US weapons
Asia Times Online Yesterday at 09:17
As United States troops depart Iraq, high-tech US weaponry is flooding in, with America cornering supply for the army it devastated in 2003. While the Iraqi Air Force has been promised 18 F-16 fighter planes, a proposed $10.9 billion arms package includes Abrams battle tanks and Hellfire missiles. Not only is the deal generating business, Washington also relishes arming a neighbor of Iran. – Thalif Deen (Dec 15, ’11)

Iran building new nuclear plant in Isfahan
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 07:37

Gingrich, the Times and the E-Bomb
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 06:11
The Politics of Doomsday by CONN HALLINAN
In a recent New York Times article the newspaper’s senior science writer, William J. Broad, takes a dig at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s obsession with the possibility of a ‘nightmarish of doomsday scenarios: a nuclear blast high above the United States that would instantly throw the United States in a dark age.’

Abbas Goodarzi, “Begging Iran for Drone Back” (Cartoon) Yesterday at 05:07
Abbas Goodarzi, born in 1978, is an Iranian cartoonist.

US enlists new drone after Iran hits UAV
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 04:55

14 December 2011
Obama and Hadley on the end of our occupation of Iraq.

The Wild Wild Left – Front Page 14/12/2011 at 21:05
Obama was in full campaign mode of course, although he says he was at Ft. Bragg this morning, to Welcome Home the troops from Iraq as our occupation of that country comes to an end. Of course, if you believe that shit I have some wonderful coastal property to sell you here in the San Joaquin Valley which btw is hours from the coast.

The Iraq withdrawal and the continuing eruption of US militarism
The Greanville Post 14/12/2011 at 21:03
The White House has used the imminent withdrawal of all but a handful of US troops from Iraq to promote Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. The president’s strategists are conducting a cynical propaganda operation aimed at simultaneously identifying him with the military and pushing the claim that the pullout is a fulfillment of his 2008 campaign promises.

US will “absolutely” continue drone war on Iran 14/12/2011 at 19:29
Even with the loss of not one, but two multi-million-dollar drones in recent weeks, the head of the US Defense Department says that America will ‘absolutely’ continue stealth jets missions over Iran.

Cyber war accelerates between Iran and US 14/12/2011 at 18:09
RT’s ongoing investigation of American drone aircraft being downed as a possible result of a cyber attack has been accentuated by recent confirmations by way of a documentary out of Mexico.

Iranian Newspeak an old Western tale 14/12/2011 at 15:03
As Iran has become the target of a series of bombings and assassinations, the much maligned ‘rogue state’ is merely the latest victim to fall prey to the world’s real axis of evil, Adrian Salbuchi writes.

Ex-top US aide offers insight into Iran
Asia Times Online 14/12/2011 at 11:00
The Barack Obama administration is keeping all options open on Iran and is prepared to take further steps, up to and including the use of force, to prevent Tehran from developing an atomic weapon. That’s the inside track on the White House from Dennis Ross, former top Middle Eastern aide to the United States president and a founding member of a hawkish group highlighting allegations that Iran poses a nuclear threat. – Mitchell Plitnick (Dec 14, ’11)

Iran ready to help Afghan military: minister
Strategic Culture Foundation 14/12/2011 at 09:33

MPs debate prevention of Iranian nuclear proliferation
MPs publish report on unauthorised tapping or hacking of mobile communication s14/12/2011 at 09:03
Restrictions on UK credit and financial institutions operating in Iran debated

13 December 2011
VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC News 13/12/2011 at 22:13
The House of Commons has approved, without a vote, tougher economic sanctions against Iran, because of ‘serious concern’ about its nuclear weapons programme from independent inspectors.

Cyber war against drones as second craft downed? 13/12/2011 at 17:34
With America still scrambling to explain why and how they lost a drone aircraft over Iran last week, the Pentagon is trying to make sense of how another high-tech unmanned spy craft crashed Tuesday morning in Seychelles.

Drone home: Iran rejects returning ‘war booty’ to US 13/12/2011 at 16:42
Iran rejects President Obama’s request to hand back the US drone it captured on December 4 and says the US has to apologize for blatantly breaching its airspace.

Remembering His-Story – Iran Attack Next? 13/12/2011 at 14:42
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

US steps into a virtual Iranian world
Asia Times Online 13/12/2011 at 11:00
In the absence of formal diplomatic ties between Washington and Tehran, the United States has launched a virtual Internet embassy aimed at bringing information and dialogue to Iranian citizens. Given the fraught relations between the countries, this tiny step may yet take on a much greater significance in matters of war and peace. – Kaveh L Afrasiabi (Dec 13, ’11)

Iran arrests 15 US, Israeli spies – Al-Arabiya
Strategic Culture Foundation 13/12/2011 at 10:57

Iran refuses to return US drone
BBC News 13/12/2011 at 10:21
Iran rejects a US call for the return of a US surveillance drone recently captured by Iran, saying Washington should apologise for invading its airspace.

West has no evidence of Iran atomic bomb program
Strategic Culture Foundation 13/12/2011 at 03:02

Obama asks Iran to return downed U.S. surveillance drone
Strategic Culture Foundation 13/12/2011 at 02:59

America’s Covert War Against Iran. Do ‘All Options’ Mean Nukes? 13/12/2011 at 02:58
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

12 December 2011
Obama counter-threatens to take Iran to Judge Judy!

The Wild Wild Left – Front Page 12/12/2011 at 22:20
Now I know for sure that Obama is trying to kill us by making us choke on our lunches with laughter.  Obama wants his spy drone back from Iran!

VIDEO: US Covert Ops may be First Phase of War on Iran 12/12/2011 at 18:26
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Iran ready to clone US drone 12/12/2011 at 16:05
Iran is set to produce its own drones modeled on a US spy craft intercepted over its territory. Experts are at the final stages of decoding the US RQ-170 Sentinel drone and are to copy it using reverse engineering…

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