Iran Newslinks 3-4 January 2012

4 January 2012 — williambowles.info

4 January 2012
Iran/Iraq ‘Defectors’ and Disinformation

GlobalResearch.ca Today at 22:45
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Obama distances US from Iran attack
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
United States President Barack Obama is attempting to distance his administration from an Israeli attack on Iran, while at the same time making it clear that he is not going to tell Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would not countenance such an attack. – Gareth Porter (Jan 4, ’12)

‘Iran attack would have repercussions’
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 09:18

China repeats opposition to unilateral sanctions on Iran
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 09:15

‘US government does not seek confrontation over the Strait of Hormuz, but…’
Russiatoday.ru Today at 07:46
The US says its warships will continue their mission in the Persian Gulf, in defiance of Iran’s warning to keep the aircraft carriers well away from its waters.

3 January 2012
Iran and Historical Forgetting

The Greanville Post Yesterday at 22:29
The New Big Show
by JOHN GRANT
November 1977: Protestor confronted by police during demonstrations against the Shah’s visit to the White House.
Ever since George W. Bush lost the popular vote by 500,000 souls and was selected President by a right-leaning Supreme Court, the United States has seemed to me devoted to a twisted fate of slow-motion Armageddon.

Making Reagan Look Like a Liberal
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 22:12
by Rev. JESSE L. JACKSON
About 120,000 voters will make national headlines with the choices they make in the Iowa caucuses. Those who turn up will be disproportionately white, conservative, affluent and old. Conservative evangelicals will turn out in significant numbers. Their influence has been exercised before they even go to the caucuses, for every Republican candidate now embraces an extreme right-wing agenda that would make Ronald Reagan look like a liberal.

Obama Resists Israeli Pressure on Iran
Consortiumnews.com Yesterday at 22:11
With the Republican presidential nominee likely to favor war with Iran and Congress seeking to cripple Iran’s economy, Israel is well positioned to pressure President Obama into backing its threatened bombing campaign of Iran’s alleged nuclear sites, Gareth Porter wrote for Inter Press Service. By Gareth Porter President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are engaged in intense maneuvering over Netanyahu’s aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war…

Iran sanctions ‘starting to bite’
BBC News Yesterday at 19:35
The US says threats by Iran to restrict Gulf shipping in the event of further sanctions shows international pressure is ‘beginning to bite’.

France calls for embargo on Iranian oil
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 17:16

US Sabotage of Iran’s Currency: A New Twist of the Screw to War
GlobalResearch.ca Yesterday at 16:53
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Tensions Rise as U.S. Imposes “Nuclear Option” on Iran’s Economy
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
Reacting to American threats to crater their economy, Iran’s first vice president Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said last week that the Islamic Republic would retaliate by blocking all oil shipments through the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Iran ‘recommends’ US stay out of Persian Gulf
Russiatoday.ru Yesterday at 15:15
Iran has warned the United States it will take action if its fleet returns to the Persian Gulf. Meanwhile, France is pushing European countries to follow the US in freezing Iranian central bank assets and imposing an…

Imperial Military Adventurism: Tensions Rise as U.S. Imposes ‘Nuclear Option’ on Iran’s Economy by Tom Burghardt
William Bowles.info Yesterday at 14:05
Reacting to American threats to crater their economy, Iran’s first vice president Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said last week that the Islamic Republic would retaliate by blocking all oil shipments through the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Iran jails Rafsanjani’s daughter
BBC News Yesterday at 11:07
The daughter of the former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is sentenced to six months in prison for producing anti-regime propaganda.

Total Ignorance: Where’s Libya, Iraq or Iran? NYC doesn’t care!
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert Yesterday at 10:25

France urges new Iran sanctions
BBC News Yesterday at 08:59
France says it is convinced Iran is developing nuclear weapons and wants the European Union to follow the US in imposing ‘stricter sanctions’.

Iran test-fires more missiles on last day of naval drills
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 08:50

Iran closes border with Pakistan
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 08:33

Iran test-fires two long-range missiles near strategic waterway
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert Yesterday at 05:00

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