Iran Newslinks 6-8 February 2012

8 February 2012 13:47:55 —

Israel embassies preparing for Iran strike?
occupation magazine – articles Today at 23:59
Itamar Eichner – Ynet – ‘In the framework of the preparations for possible fallout in case of an Israeli strike on Iran, foreign diplomats stationed in Israel requested that the Foreign Ministry equip them and their family members with gas masks.’

US and Israel in “lockstep” against Iran
World Socialist Web Site Today at 13:00
While publicly calling for a ‘diplomatic solution,’ the White House is coordinating closely with Israel as it prepares military strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

‘Israel a bully on the verge of global isolation’
Russiatoday.ruToday at 12:10
Israel should put an end to pointedly hawkish political discourse towards Iran because a preemptive assault might cost it a loss of global legitimacy, warns Elan Baruch, a former Israeli ambassador to South Africa.

China slashes oil import from Iran
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 04:07

Will the US Launch Use Nuclear Weapons against Iran in Retaliation for Tehran’s “Non-compliance”? Today at 03:57
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Iranophobia and the Hysteria over Tehran’s Nuclear Program

occupation magazine – articles Yesterday at 23:59
MUHAMMAD SAHIMI – Frontline – The surest casualties of such war hysteria are the people of Iran and their aspirations for democracy and the rule of law, as well as their economic well-being. Tehran`s hardliners are almost anything one can imagine, but they are certainly not stupid. They will use the hysteria to clamp down even harder on the democratic opposition, hide behind the sanctions in order to justify their utter incompetence and vast corruption, and exploit the threat of war to thwart the people`s movement toward a representative government.

Ahmadinejad asked to face parliament
Morning Star Yesterday at 16:54
Iran’s parliament issued a summons to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today to face questioning over a string of accusations.

Obama’s Super-Bowl Fumble on Iran Yesterday at 16:23
Exclusive: In a televised interview before the Super Bowl, President Obama had the chance to send a clear signal to Israel not to launch a preemptive war against Iran but instead offered ambiguous remarks that Israeli hard-liners might read as a partial green light, reports ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Before President Barack Obama’s interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, aired before the Super Bowl on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu probably hoped that, if Obama

US Thwarted at the UN: Imperial Ambitions Persevere
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:01
To Washington’s great chagrin, the attempt to impose ‘regime change’ in Syria under the auspices of a United Nations Security Council resolution fell apart Saturday, thwarted by the double veto of Russia and China.

Iranian president summoned by MPs
BBC News Yesterday at 15:23
Iran’s parliament summons the country’s president for questioning – the first time this has happened since the 1979 revolution.

Is U.S.-China Collision Inevitable?
Stop NATO Yesterday at 14:20
As part of a new resolve to play a more assertive role, the US has reinforced and strengthened its strategic ties with Vietnam, the Philippines, India, Australia and Japan.

Gulf crisis ripples across the globe
Asia Times Online Yesterday at 11:00
As United States air and naval forces gather near Iran to protect US oil interests and menace Tehran’s nuclear program, security gaps are opening in hotspots ranging from East and Southeast Asia to the AfPak region. While China and North Korea will avoid regional provocations due to domestic pressures, for the Taliban and al-Qaeda it is potentially too good an opportunity to miss.

Obama switches play on war with Iran
Asia Times Online Yesterday at 11:00
United States President Barack Obama used a prime-time slot before the Super Bowl to show a more serious commitment to engagement in diplomacy with Iran. While that makes good economic sense, it suggests he may be thinking a few moves ahead of the full-pelt sprint towards war – and playing a domestic political game.

Iran Arrests Several People Suspected of Working for BBC
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 07:39

‘BBC journalists’ held in Iran
BBC News Yesterday at 07:32
Reports from Iran say several people have been detained for alleged links to the BBC‘s Persian Service, which is banned in the country.

Iranian scientists afraid to leave their homes Yesterday at 06:43
Iran’s Foreign Minister says Tehran wants the assassinations of its scientists to receive official international recognition. Iran also wants external legal cooperation in investigating the deaths of its nuclear experts.

U.S. Carrier Strike Group Simulating War On Iran Off Florida Coast? Yesterday at 04:52
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US policy for improving employment… In Iran
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert Yesterday at 03:55
‘Iran sanctions will reduce unemployment, imports’ Commander of Iran’s Basij Force Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naqdi said on Monday Iran can still sell 82 percent of its oil and the rise in oil prices caused by the sanctions will more than …

VIDEO: “No War on Iran” Demonstration at White House 06/02/2012 at 21:19
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DYI War Profiteering (Don’t Let the Big Boys Be the Only One’s Cashing in On War)
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert 06/02/2012 at 21:16
Which ETFs Will Profit From An Israel / Iran Conflict

Obama uses NDAA to halt Iranian assets 06/02/2012 at 20:38
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, or NDAA, has been critiqued by civil liberty advocates for its ability to grant the president the power to detain and torture American citizens without…

US sanctions Iranian Central Bank
BBC News 06/02/2012 at 16:07
US President Barack Obama places new sanctions on Iran, blocking government assets held in the US, including the Iranian Central Bank.

Obama orders global US Iran asset block 06/02/2012 at 15:42
US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to freeze all Iranian government assets held in America.

Demonstrations in over 80 cities and 6 countries say: NO WAR, NO SANCTIONS, NO INTERVENTION, NO ASSASSINATIONS ON IRAN! 06/02/2012 at 12:48
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Iran poses no ‘existential threat’ to Israel – ex-Mossad chief 06/02/2012 at 11:03
Israel and Iran have no other conflict aside from the latter’s nuclear ambitions, former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy has told RT in an interview. As the threat of military action escalates, Halevy believes a peaceful…

US undercuts message to Israel
Asia Times Online 06/02/2012 at 11:00
United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta exposed the contradiction between Washington’s efforts not to be dragged into war and the desire to use the Israel threat to further squeeze Tehran over its nuclear program in a leak last week. The upshot: it’s likely neither Israel or Iran will take seriously any White House effort to keep US forces out of war.

Bahrain Says U.S. Not to Attack Iran
Strategic Culture Foundation 06/02/2012 at 10:55

FM: Iran, IAEA to Continue Talks in Near Future
Strategic Culture Foundation 06/02/2012 at 07:08

Obama Sees no Grounds for Iranian Attack on U.S.
Strategic Culture Foundation 06/02/2012 at 07:02

Endemic US/Israeli Double-Think Is Now Normal Discourse by Finian Cunningham
Dandelion Salad0 6/02/2012 at 02:47
Ethiopia 1 February 2012 Thanks to a subservient mainstream media, we are now fed a constant diet of preposterous double-think from American political leaders and their Israeli minions with regard to Iran and its alleged threat to world security. In this inadvertently valuable service, the pliant uncritical mainstream […]

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