Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Links - July 01

Preparing the Battlefield

Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations. They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.

My comment: It comes as a news to newyorker and Seymour M. Hersh draw its here but religious clergies in Iran were very well aware of this 400 million dollars and so any movement in Iran cracked heavily by police and intelligence services in Iran just because they could claim US is behind of these movements! No one can even do anything, simply intelligence services in Iran charge people on spying and working with foreign intelligence services like CIA and Mossad! Another question here is, how come all this secret information comes out of closet but still Islamic revolution (1979)
documents are not declassified from CIA?!

Rockets fired at Israel from Gaza shake truce

Palestinian militants fired three homemade rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday, threatening to unravel a cease-fire days after it began, and Israel responded by closing vital border crossings into Gaza.

My comment: Frankly, there won't be any truce in that area while Iran and Saudi Arabia are still in power and remotely manage powers and deadly attacks in that area.

Two Businessmen Are Charged in Sale of Military Parts to Iran

Two American businessmen were charged Monday with selling military parts to Iran to help prop up its aging air fleet, the latest in a string of cases that American prosecutors say violate longstanding bans on exports to Tehran.

My comment: They deserve to be punish harshly. These group of people don't care how religious clergies have been oppressing people in Iran and just they think about their own personal benefits. Living in peace in the US and making money out of selling parts to Islamic clerical rulers in Iran! No way!


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