How the US Occupation of Iraq Destroy and Undermine Women’s Rights – Dahr Jamail and Abdu Rahman

(IPSNews) – Under Saddam Hussein, women in government got a year’s maternity leave; that is now cut to six months. Under the Personal Status Law in force since Jul. 14, 1958, when Iraqis overthrew the British-installed monarchy, Iraqi women had most of the rights that Western women do.

Now they have Article 2 of the Constitution: “Islam is the official religion of the state and is a basic source of legislation.” Sub-head A says “No law can be passed that contradicts the undisputed rules of Islam.” Under this Article the interpretation of women’s rights is left to religious leaders – and many of them are under Iranian influence. Continue reading

Paper: Defense official ran private spy operation

(RawStory) – A US official identified as Michael Furlong organized a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the purpose of finding and killing suspected Islamic militants, The New York Times reported Monday. Continue reading

Ex-CIA agent confirms US ties with Jundullah

(PressTV) – A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has confirmed US’ relations with the terrorist group Jundullah, despite the CIA knowing that the group has close links with the al-Qaeda. Continue reading

MSM: Russia pledges to continue arms supplies to Iran

(Google) – Russia on Thursday said it would continue military cooperation with Iran amid widespread unease in the West over Moscow’s controversial contract to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Tehran. Continue reading

MSM: Iran vows revenge after claiming bomb attack was carried out by Britain

(Telegraph) – A bomb attack on Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard that killed over 40 people including top generals was carried out by terrorists trained by America and Britain in nearby Pakistan, a senior commander said on Monday. Continue reading

Iran to completely drop dollar from foreign exchange

(PressTV) – Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization has announced a near future plan to completely exclude the US dollar from the country’s foreign revenues and reserves. Continue reading

Israel, US to simulate response to war

(JPost) – Israel and the United States, amid growing tensions with Iran, will simulate interoperability between missile defense systems this week during the biennial Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise. Continue reading

MSM: Iran to “blow up heart” of Israel if attacked – official

(Reuters) – Iran would “blow up the heart” of Israel if it was attacked by the Jewish state or the United States, a Revolutionary Guards official was quoted Friday as saying. Continue reading

Everything You Know About Iran Is A Myth

There are some terms that people in Islamic and Western countries should never say to each other, because they confuse and inflame more than they clarify. The most obvious ones would be “jihad”, “crusade” and “great satan”. All of them are used in somewhat innocuous ways by the people who utter them, but mean something completely different – and much more inflammatory – to foreign ears. Continue reading

MSM: Obama Urged to Ready Tougher Iran Sanctions, Military Strike

(Bloomberg) – The U.S. should begin preparing crippling sanctions on Iran and publicly make clear that a military strike is possible should the Iranian government press ahead with its nuclear effort, a bipartisan policy group said. Continue reading

Russia hints it will support Iran, not oil embargo

(Canada) – Russia on Thursday threw a wrench into U.S. President Barack Obama’s plans to corner Iran over its nuclear program, ruling out new sanctions against the Islamic republic. Continue reading

Gates to Arabs: Stock Arms to Threaten Iran

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Al Jazeera network Monday that the Arab world should built up its “security capabilities” as a signal to Iran to think twice about developing a nuclear weapon. Continue reading

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran

The Obama administration has made Afghanistan the focus of its foreign policy, significantly escalating the war effort there. (Though there is division within the administration regarding the degree of escalation sought. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/us/politics/04military.html) Continue reading

No One Can Impose Sanctions on Iran Anymore

According to International Media outlet, Al Manar: Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday said Iran was ready for more sanctions and would not bow to pressure in meeting any deadline set by world powers over its nuclear program after global powers pressed the Islamic republic to accept an offer of face-to-face nuclear talks before a key UN meeting in late September. Continue reading

MSM: ElBaradei calls Iranian threat ‘hyped’

(JPost) – Mohamed ElBaradei, outgoing chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called the Iranian threat “hyped,” saying there is no proof the Islamic republic will soon have nuclear weapons. Continue reading

MSM: Iran wows to hit Israel’s atomic sites if attacked

(Independent) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said today that it would strike Israel’s nuclear facilities if Tel Aviv attacked the Islamic state, state television reported. Continue reading

U.S. military chief says clock ticking on Iran nuke

(Reuters) – The top U.S. military officer warned on Tuesday that time is running out for dialogue with Tehran to avoid either a nuclear-armed Iran or a possible military strike against the Islamic Republic. Continue reading

Coverage of US Propaganda Against Iran

Dprogram.net’s complete coverage of the Iranian elections regarding U.s. involvement/propaganda – June 2009 Continue reading

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran is not Georgia

Whatever you think about Iran, a country based on an Islamic constitution and with an Islamic leadership, one thing is sure the current leaders are no fools. They know, what “divide and conquer” means. And they are not about to allow a 1953 rerun. Continue reading

MSM: Iranian protesters focus rage on British Embassy in Tehran

(Times) – Students are planning a mass demonstration outside the British Embassy in Tehran today, warning that it could trigger a repeat of 1979, when students stormed the US Embassy and held 52 diplomats hostage for 444 days. Continue reading

The Line Drawn In The Sands of Iran – Freemasonry vs. Islam

Reza Pahlavi, son of the former Shah of Iran, has continually appeared on satellite radio and TV shows beamed into Iran, repeatedly calling for civil disobedience in order to topple the Islamic Mullahs. He promotes a US-UN backed referendum to decide whether Iran is to be governed as a constitutional monarchy, which he says he can lead as Shah, or a “secular democracy.” Continue reading

Son of shah says protesters defeat could lead to nuclear war

(RawStory) – The exiled son of the late shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, warned Monday of dire consequences for the volatile Middle East and the rest of the world if the popular uprising in Iran is crushed. Continue reading

MSM: With Israel in mind, Iran starts making new anti-aircraft missile

(Reuters) – Iran has started production of a new ground-to-air missile system, Iranian media reported on Saturday, amid persistent speculation that Israel might attack the Islamic Republic’s nuclear facilities. Continue reading

Talk Show Host Banned From UK For Political Opinions

American talk show host Michael Savage has been banned from entering the UK by the Home Secretary because of his political opinions and opposition to illegal immigration, which is considered “hate speech” in airstrip one. Continue reading

MSM: Gingrich – Remove Iranian regime

WASHINGTON(JTA) – Newt Gingrich at the AIPAC policy conference called for ousting the regime in Iran and bombing its missile sites. Continue reading

MSM: Robert Gates – bombing Iran would not stop nuclear threat

Bombing Iran would fail to stop the Islamic Republic from building nuclear weapons and could only ‘buy time’, according to Robert Gates, the US defence secretary. Continue reading