Friday, May 07, 2004

Israeli Plans war against Iran

U.S. planning for Israeli strike at Iran - (United Press International):

How many American young people will die if Israel expands the war to include Iran. We are fighting Iraq, now must we fight a kind and gentle people who want peace? JBOC

"Washington, DC, May. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities have extensively considered the possibility -- or likelihood -- that Israel will attack Iran "

Mercedes - Made in Iran

Description of Selected News: "Iranian public sector company Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) will begin assembling the Mercedes Benz 320-E from next year, a public relations spokesman said Wednesday"

Dariush hotel of Iran's Kish island becomes international

Dariush hotel of Iran's Kish island becomes international:

I had the chance to see this hotel when I was on Kish and it is wonderful. Kish is becoming a world class destination. JBOC

"Kish, May 7, IRNA -- Dariush hotel in this southern island became an international hotel after the hand over of its management to a Swiss company, it was said here Thursday.
Dariush is the first Iranian hotel that has been put under foreign management since the victory of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, said owner of the four-story five-star hotel, Hossein Sabet. "

Iran wants to remove fears that it is developing nuclear arms

International News Article | Reuters.com: "TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran wants to team up with European states and Russia to produce enriched uranium, hoping that by involving them it can remove fears that it is developing nuclear arms, a senior official was quoted as saying on Friday. "

Iran heading 'in right direction' on nuclear cooperation: IAEA

Iran heading 'in right direction' on nuclear cooperation: IAEA: "Iran heading 'in right direction' on nuclear cooperation: IAEA

PARIS (AFP) May 06, 2004
Iran is making progress towards full cooperation with the international nuclear watchdog IAEA, its head Mohamed ElBaradei said Thursday"

THE IRANIAN: Arrogant reporter, NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Roozbeh Shirazi

THE IRANIAN: Arrogant reporter, NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Roozbeh Shirazi:

Roozbeh Shirazi comes across as a little cranky in his response but he makes valid points. JBOC

"You see Mr. Kristoff, there is quite a bit of history missing from your column, the whole CIA organized coup de tat in 1953 in Iran? That was pretty important, and thereafter determined the course that US-Iran relations would take. That's when the US came to the Middle East, overthrew a regime to better access its oil... oh wait, that's what's happening now too. I don't think you quite capture that when you wrote 'In the 1960's and 1970's, the U.S. spent millions backing a pro-Western modernizing shah ?D and the result was an outpouring of venom that led to our diplomats' being held hostage.' "

Saudi Arabia behind the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Cheney dancing on the grave of the 9/11 dead: "Why would Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia use terrorists to attack the United States? Although Abdullah is recognized as Crown Prince it is far from certain that he will follow Fahd as King. The is much speculation that on Fahd's death the Sudeiri Seven faction of the Royal family will move to put one of their own on the throne. the Sudeiri Seven are the seven sons that King Saud had with with his primary wife Hassa al Sudeiri. My best guess is that on the death of King Fahd his brother Defense Minister Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, father of Bandar, the Saudi ambassador to the US, will sweep Abdullah aside and become King of Arabia. The Sudeiri are the single greatest block of power in Arabia and with the exception of Prince Salman they are strongly Pro-US. Abdullah realized that to fight Prince Sultan and the Sudeiri Seven faction he needed to neutralize the power of their American connections. " Read more...