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Iran Blinked


By  Jim Emerson, staff writer

Last Thursday Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the Islamic Republic was ready to renew nuclear talks with members of the UN Security council; United States, Russia, China, France and Britain, and Germany. Most likely the action was the result of the oil Embargo placed on the Islamic Nation and pressure placed on the Iranian leadership by the Russians.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Iranian press “Russia wants a quick renewal of talks between the international community and Iran on the country’s nuclear program and supports holding the meetings in Turkey [without preconditions].”


President Ahmadinejad publicly admitted the economic sanctions placed on the country’s central bank and oil production has created hardship for the Iranian people. Oil sales account for 80% of export revenue. Since the embargo Iranians have be dumping rials (their own currency) for gold or foreign currency, fearing that their money would become worthless. This currency crisis contradicts the regimes rhetoric that an embargo would have little effect. The lack of faith of the Iranian people in the regime has to make it nervous about creating an environment similar to the one that brought about the uprisings in Egypt and Libya last year.

Nuclear Program

The Iranian President stands firm that the sanctions will not discourage the regime from going forward with its nuclear program. Despite Iran’s insistence that it only exists for peaceful purposes, Western Intelligence agencies and the UN believe they have to be performing weapons test in secret. The Iranians have offered to allow the UN Agency full supervision of its nuclear program if the West agrees to lift the sanctions against them. However, the Iranian President insists that the Islamic Republic has the right to enrich uranium.

Speculation among Western Diplomats is that the offer was nothing more than an effort to buy time to enrich more uranium and hide any evidence of weapon development. So far, there has been no official request for talks form the Iranians, right now it is just talk. Perhaps the Persian Napoleon is waiting for his letter from Obama asking him to come to Turkey for talks.

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Iran preparing for war

by Jim Emerson,  staff writer

Last May, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the Revolutionary Guards to rapidly increase the development and deployment of its nuclear weapons program. Recently the Washington Times has reported that the Supreme Leader ordered the Guards to be prepared for war against Israel and the United States. The Iranian regimes’ National Security Council has determined that there is a strong possibility that Israel and the United States will attack the Islamic Republic in 2012. Yet the Council isn’t worried, believing that the Republic will be victorious and viewed as the champion of Islam. (1)

Nuclear Agenda

 The Islamic Republic planned to acquire a cache of nuclear weapons and use them in order to gain respect and spread Islam around the world.  Indeed, Iran would have no compunction about using the bomb to “Bring the West to its knees.” (1)  Washington Times’ reporter Reza Kahlili points out; “They also have concluded that because of the troubles in the world’s economy and financial troubles in America, even a limited confrontation with America would benefit the Islamic regime.”  In simple translation, they see America as weak.

Strait of Hormuz and Oil

In blocking the Strait of Hormuz, Iran could stop delivery of some 40% of the world’s oil. The recent naval exercise on the part of the Regime was a trial run to determine if it could do just that.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been visiting Latin American dictators. The possibility of coordinating with Venezuela to enact an oil embargo in a time of war with the West wouldn’t be so implausible to consider. (2)

Russia, China, and others

The Iranian Regime believes that Russia and China will rush to its aid in order to prevent the West ending its rule. Moreover the Regime hopes to influence the United Nations collection of anti-Semites to plead its case in portraying the United States and Israel as aggressive crusaders. As Russia and China will be called upon to stop American “aggression,” Islamic and Latin American countries may cut off the flow of oil to the United States and Israel. Believing it has little to lose, Iran’s radical Regime has become rather bold, perhaps even suicidal. Most Middle Eastern nations aren’t too thrilled about Iran becoming a regional power, but will side with their Muslim brothers in jihad.

What is the US doing?

Saving the lives of Iranian nationals at sea. If and when the Iranian people discover that America is not the threat it is portrayed to be, they might not be so amused with their government. But as long as the United States is led by an “appeaser-in-chief,” this nation will be challenged by every third world country and every dictator with a Napoleon complex.

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 This day in history January 14th

1981: The Iranian hostage crisis ends as 60 people—52 having been held for 444 days—are free. Ronald Reagan was inaugurated just 6 days later.

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