Tag Archives: Tehran

Natanz man assassinated or elevated?

An interesting speculation concerning some poor nebbish that got assassinated in Iran by an unknown subject: Was he a top nuclear man or a file room clerk?

According to the wife, yes, her man had mighty hotness. Wife: Slain Nuclear Scientist’s Goal Was "Annihilation of Israel"

Maybe.

But a discerning eye will detect the likeness of her Mostafa to Rage Boy over in Pakistan:

Separated at birth, Rage Boy and Mostafa?

Twins separated at birth?

That being the case, maybe the geniuses in Tehran posthumously elevated this nudnik from file clerk to Enrico Fermi, Jr. for more efficient manufacture of propaganda if not HEU. Just a theory.

bin Laden est morte

They got the bastard. Good work, USN.

Tanker Lia to New York, not Bandar Abbas

The Lia, IMO 9417751

The Lia, IMO 9417751

Strange report: a tanker loads gasoline in Turkey, then instead of steaming off for Bandar Abbas, it heads for New York with it. Gasoline sanctions are in effect now, but Iran denies anything to do with the gasoline in this vessel, The Lia.

So the Seven-Elevens of the mid-Atlantic states prefer Turkish gasoline now? That seems unusual.

Latest position of The Lia
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=636013794

More unusual activity in Zahedan: vest bombers

From Planet-Iran.com, more news of violence.
UPDATE 3 >> Bombing in the Baluch city of Zahedan claims 30; Jundallah claims responsibility (vidoes)

More people die in Iran. This time it is Zahedan. It’s bad.

But I thought the Sunni would be using truck bombs, not vest bombers. The suicide vest is more like Hamas.

I still wonder where Osama bin Laden in hiding out: somewhere up in Khorasan, the recent guess? Perhaps in the country between Zahedan and Kandahar as I have been speculating this last year or so? Over in Pakistan?

UBL's Baluchizone?

Zahedan, Iran, with a few other rumored locations for UBL, Zabol, Iran, Quetta, Pakistan, and the Taliban stronghold Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Click for large version.)


UPDATE: July 26. This post has a live link to Planet-Iran, matching up with its copyright and reproduction charter.

Stop Iran NOW!

Stanley Baldwin or Neville Chamberlain, the appeasement of the Oval Office has got to stop.

The bastards shot the girl.

Republished one year later, "You bastards shot the girl."

You bastards shot the girl.

YouTube shows censors lethal force being used in Iran.

Sorry. That video lived a very short time.

Try this update page which is not part of YouTube.

They shot the girl

They shot the girl

OK, the YouTube version is back on the air, but let’s keep both versions here.

Iran will be free.

Obama knew.

It has been interesting the past year, trying to figure out what the heck is going on in Iran vis-a-vis Osama bin Laden and al Quaeda. The Iran election crisis a year ago brought the attention of many eyes to Iran in a new way, so it might be that the walk to freedom in Iran will also work out eventually to the capture of a major criminal terrorist.

Read more: Obama’s Known of Al-Qaeda Ties with Iran for a Year, but Still No Action

purple V for victory sign

Mullah Omar protecting bin Laden in Helmand?

Kandahar is looking down the barrel of a combined forces counter-insurgency move. Like Fallujah.

Newspaper stories from London speculate about Taliban’s Mullah Omar and his comrades in Quetta, Pakistan being interested in talking peace, viz.

Taliban’s supreme leader signals willingness to talk peace
Stephen Grey in Kandahar
The Sunday Times, April 18, 2010

The supreme leader of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has indicated that he and his followers may be willing to hold peace talks with western politicians.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, two of the movement’s senior Islamic scholars have relayed a message from the Quetta shura, the Taliban’s ruling council, that Mullah Omar no longer aims to rule Afghanistan. They said he was prepared to engage in “sincere and honest” talks…

What does it mean?

  1. The reports are true, and the Taliban are ready to become normal political participants.
  2. The reports are false, and the Taliban are using the jaw jaw method to stall for time.
  3. Maybe there is another interpretation.

Perhaps the Taliban are worried about purple fingertips. The intractable Fallujah/Anbar situation resolved into normal political participation. A 2008 review from Fox News:

Last One Turn Out the Lights: Marines Quietly Begin Leaving Bases in Iraqi Cities
Jennifer Griffin
Fox News, Friday, October 17, 2008

But perhaps the biggest sign that the situation has changed for the better for Sunnis living in Anbar: With the help of the Marines and the Iraqi police, nearly 100 percent of the eligible voting population were registered a month ago to vote in upcoming provincial elections.

“They seem to add another political party every day,” Kelly said. “We didn’t have a single security violation of any kind. They’re at least going to give the electoral process a shot … at least going to give democracy a chance.”

The Sunnis, who fueled a large part of Iraq’s insurgency, boycotted the last election for Parliament with only 3 percent of Sunnis participating. Now they feel they have a stake in the government.

In any case, the Taliban talking with powers that be has a protecting effect on Osama bin Laden if he really is in the south of Afghanistan, somewhere between Zahedan, Iran and Quetta, Pakistan, between Kandahar, Afghanistan and Zabol, Iran.

My opinion is (b), since the president has shown ineptitude with Iran’s time-buying nuclear tactics: Jaw jaw with an Oval Office fool until you can nuke Israel, then who cares? Similarly, because the US recently displayed hostility to Hamid Karzai, the Taliban can jaw jaw with the Oval Office fool until they can get a long knife into Karzai’s neck.


Map showing south Afghanistan, including Lashkar Gah and Kandahar, plus outlying cities Zabol and Zahedan, Iran and Quetta, Pakistan.

Obama as Undergrad

Michael Ledeen is on the mark with this analysis. The president is not a psycho to be analyzed by psychoanalysis, but a spoiled Ivy League brat.

Obama as Undergrad.

I don’t think that just putting Obama on the couch is the best way to understand him.

Put him in the classroom instead. Because he’s the stereotypical American undergrad at a stereotypical Ivy League college in the age of political correctness.

I would add that that now, with power and control but no one to fire him, he is like a pinhead professor, whose vicious faculty politics is a road to the nether world paved with naive, foolish Nuclear Posture Reviews and Molotov-like retail events selling Poland down the river to the Sovs.

Zahedan: Iranians train Taliban to use roadside bombs

More connection between perfidious Iranian terror masters in Zahedan and the area of operations in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

Iranians train Taliban to use roadside bombs – Times Online.

TALIBAN commanders have revealed that hundreds of insurgents have been trained in Iran to kill Nato forces in Afghanistan.

The commanders said they had learnt to mount complex ambushes and lay improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have been responsible for most of the deaths of British troops in Helmand province…

According to the commanders, Iranian officials paid them to attend three-month courses during the winter.

They were smuggled across the border to the city of Zahidan, in southeast Iran, an hour’s drive from training camps in the desert…

Zahedan, Iran, with a few other rumored locations for UBL, Zabol, Iran, Quetta, Pakistan, and the Taliban stronghold Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Click for large version.)

Zahedan, Iran, with a few other rumored locations for UBL, Zabol, Iran, Quetta, Pakistan, and the Taliban stronghold Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Click for large version.)

Where is bin Laden, and when will the US Marines bag him?

Why is President Obama playing footsie with the terror president in Iran, ignoring those in Yazd and the rest of Iran who seek freedom?

Al-Qaeda-Linked Terrorist Claims American Support

More from Annie Jacobsen on the dancing terror masters over in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Al-Qaeda-Linked Terrorist Claims American Support.

It should not be too difficult to confirm whether or not the images of Rigi flashed during the press conference match up to the Manas military base.

Good. Trust but verify.

At least Annie Jacobsen is keeping her judgement about who is really talking about what happened to Rigi and who is spouting a myth. My guess, each of the dancing terror masters mentions a bit of truth and a bit of fiction.

Notably silent: the US Marines over in Helmand Province. Cf., Sherlock Holmes’ famous observation concerning the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.

Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani and the Death Spiral of the Islamic Republic

Michael Ledeen links to a YouTube of Iran government coverup of freedom activists death, and he reports two valuable pieces of information on freedom in Iran, viz.

The Death Spiral of the Islamic Republic II

Supreme Leader Khamenei has received secret messages from Grand Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf, Iraq, criticizing the bloodthirsty behavior of Khamenei’s people…

"Mistakes have been made, laws have been violated and crimes have been committed. The perpetrators have to be treated with a hard fist…"

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Both of these items seem important for freedom in Iran.

  1. Khameini makes public admission of mistakes.
  2. Ali al-Sistani communicates to Khameini secretly, as reported by an Iranian in the West;
      Cf., earlier blurbs on al Sistani

    1. June 17, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says… what?
    2. June 23, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on the move?

But we still have not completely identified the leadership of the freedom movement, other than maybe Mousavi. Ledeen has his eye on this last question. Good.

Haniff Mazroee of Norooz website:

Map to Ghoba Mosque

Michael Ledeen publishes Mousavi open letter to Pres. Obama

MICHAEL LEDEEN publishes a letter that appears to come from Mousavi or his people, viz.

I’ve received what purports to be a statement from Mousavi’s Office in Tehran… I get a lot of material that can’t be authenticated, and one must always take such material with a healthy dose of skepticism. That said, the person who sent this to me is undoubtedly in touch with the Mousavi people on the ground

So here you go:

From the Office of Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi

To the President of the USA, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama:

Dear Mr. President,

In the name of the Iranian people, we want you to know that when you recently made the statement “Achmadinejad or Mousavi? Two of a kind,” we consider this as a grave and deep insult, not just to Mr. Mousavi but especially against the judgment of the Iranian people, against our moral conviction and intelligence, especially those of the young generation that comprises a population of 31 million….

It is a short letter, so click through to Ledeen’s original page for the entirety plus an addendum from Mousavi’s speech on Saturday.

Visualization of the PersianKiwi aggregate message June 20 – June 21

Again the aggregate message changes subtly.

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I wonder how Abraham Lincoln would react to this use of the word people? Positive reaction, probably!

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Please feel welcome to comment.

You bastards shot the girl

You bastards shot the girl.

YouTube shows censors lethal force being used in Iran.

Sorry. That video lived a very short time.

Try this update page which is not part of YouTube.

They shot the girl

They shot the girl

OK, the YouTube version is back on the air, but let’s keep both versions here.

Michael Ledeen sums up the current Iran antagonists

The people marching in Iran — what are the stakes? Michael Ledeen gives a sobering evaluation for the people in Tehran and all over Iran:

…however Mousavi started, he now leads a revolutionary mass movement that is aimed at the dark heart of the corrupt theocratic fascist state.

A dangerous time.

  1. What will happen to the marchers?
  2. Will they be crushed or will they outwit the cops?
  3. Will the cops come over to the marchers?

I certainly hope they are smart enough to outwit the cops and stay peaceful, like this modest video from YouTube:

Visualization of the PersianKiwi aggregate message June 19 – June 18

Subtle changes accompany the strong RT symbol in the past day.

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The word confirmed is now the prefix to a well organized message.

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Voices from Iran, also a YouTube video

Longer messages are now getting out of Iran and into the newspapers of the West.

OPINION
JUNE 19, 2009
“The Fear Is Gone” Voices from Iran.

People want to be heard and supported by the rest of the world. They were sending messages to the West with their cameras. They were calling on Obama and Sarkozy to demand that the Free World not recognize this government. I saw a few women shouting: “Now it’s your turn to support democracy and human rights.”

“The fear is gone. Nothing seems to be an obstacle anymore. They can filter all the Web sites and shut down the Internet, SMS service, and mobile phones, but they cannot shut our mouths.” This is what I hear all the time.

Also, from the opposition candidate Mousavi, "The Green Wave," on YouTube, now in English subtitles.