Thursday, June 29, 2006


FIVE Reasons you should not believe the media's favorite "Iran Experts."

In today’s news reports alone, we have plenty of reasons to distrust these so-called experts. Please consider the following myths promoted by some of these experts:

MYTH: Iranians are united in support of Ahmadinejad.

FACT: There were nearly 500 protests inside of Iran in the past month.

Iran Focus reported that there have been some 480 anti-government protests inside of Iran in the past month. But the Western media remains silent. Photo.
FACT: Ahmadinejad's mentor, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi hopes to convince 10% of Iran will support the coming Iranian regime.

Rooz Online reported that Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, the spiritual mentor of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, "One cannot expect everyone in a country of 70 million people to be deserving and righteous, but 7 million believers can be raised from amongst them." Mesbah Yazdi himself spoke of the “forthcoming” Islamic government and described ways of forming it. A must read.

MYTH: Ahmadinejad's economic policies are increasing his popularity.

FACT: Ahmadinejad is facing growing discontent over his failed economic policies.

Ilan Berman, AFPC reported that Ahmadinejad is weathering growing domestic discontent with his rule as he has failed to make good on his pre-election promises of economic prosperity. He said that more than 100,000 jobs have been lost since March and inflation is currently at some 17 percent and is expected to rise.

Rooz Online interviewed Hadi Zonooz, one of the authors of the letter signed by 50 Iranian economists wrote to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warning him of serious problems. He said the administration responded to the letter politically, and not economically.

MYTH: Iran and Al Qaeda cannot work together.

FACT: The terrorists who kidnapped Israel soldiers have ties to Iran and Al Qaeda. reported that Senior Palestinian security officials said two Israeli soldiers were killed and another was kidnapped by terrorists trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guard units and tied to Al Qaeda.

MYTH: Iran wants a stable Iraq.

FACT: Iranian sponsored Shiites launch an offensive in Iraq.

World reported that Iranian-sponsored Shi'ites have launched an offensive in Iraq, a day after U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, accused Iran of being a leading source of instability in Iraq.

MYTH: The West’s confrontation with Iran will increase the price of Oil.

FACT: Investment expert predicts oil prices will drop significantly, despite Iran's fear mongering.

Lawrence Kudlow, The New York Sun responded to the West’s fear that the Iranian crisis may lead to sky rocketing oil prices. He argues we may instead be looking at a downward correction that will have oil prices dropping more than anyone imagines possible. A must read for those who fear Iran's "oil weapon."

So where do these "Iran experts" come from?

Potkin Azarmehr, Azarmehr Weblog said the Islamic Republic think tank units expertly target the Western newspaper journalists who have the potential of opinion making. Through their "officials" they feed these "experts" with their "sources" of information. A must read.

Other News Reports...

Iran's Supreme Leader says no to more nuclear talks.

The New York Times reported that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that talks with the United States would not benefit the Islamic Republic, which is embroiled in a dispute over its nuclear program with the West.

The US refuses to take no for an answer.

FOX News reported that Tony Snow said officials don't consider the supreme leader's comments to be an official response. Huh?

Canada takes a tougher stand on Iran than the US.

Eli Lake, The New York Sun argued why America could learn a thing or two from Canada on how to deal with Iran.

Here are a few other news items you may have missed.

Rooz Online interviewed, Ali Akbar Moinfar, member of the Revolutionary Council of Iran and former minister of oil who said that the current "unity" of the Iranian leadership "is only a pipe-dream in Iran."

Rooz Online reported that activists of the women’s movement in Iran have been under interrogations by security agents since their last rally in Tehran on June 12.

SMCCDI reported that students of the Ashtian Azad University protested against the arrest and pressure made on a female students.

The Guardian reported on how some Iranian Jews are learning to live with Ahmadinejad.

Yahoo News reported that Iran's Revolutionary Guards are set to enter the oil and gas sectors. "The Revolutionary Guards have obtained the contract to develop phases 15 and 16 of South Pars," a huge offshore gas field. The contract was worth 2.09 billion dollars.

George W. Bush, The White House said that ten years ago yesterday, in an attack on the Khobar Towers apartment complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 19 members of our Armed Forces were killed, and hundreds of other Americans were injured, by terrorists who we believe were working with Iranian officials.

Amir Taheri, Gulf News argued that as the Arab world considers what they should do to meet the challenges they face in a world not made by, and for, them? Taheri provides methods for testing the worth of the various governmental systems in Arab world.

To read the entire briefing:"/2006/06/wednesdays-daily-briefing-on-iran_27.html

Sunday, June 25, 2006



Officials in Tabriz have announced they arrested 330 people after anti-regime demonstrations which left four dead. Sparked by denigrating cartoons which ridiculed the Turkic Azaris, often the butt of jokes similar to Polack ones in the USA.

Typical of indiscriminate arrests, the local authorities stated 88 (only) of the arrestees had a definite role in the demonstrations. A large number of the rest were listed as Bahais (currently persecuted throughout Iran) and others were members of the Tudeh (Communist) party which used to be banned under the late Shah.

The march appears a bit sparse but considering the risk involved in being in it at all, the turn-out was relatively impressive and continued for some time.


DEBKAfile reported that Iran has offered to deploy Revolutionary Guards on the Golan border with Israel by the end of summer.


Ahmed Jibril’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command is distinguished by an unusual specialty: motorized hang-gliders, hot-air balloons and remote-controlled model planes developed for border-defying suicide attacks into Israel.

Counter-terror sources reveal that – at Tehran’s behest - the extremist PFLP-GC has placed this aerial terror unit at the disposal of Hamas’ Ezz-e Din al-Qassam in the Gaza Strip. A team of instructors was smuggled into the territory in early May, along with German-made remote-controlled model planes adapted to delivering explosives and motorized hang gliders piloted by suiciders carrying explosives.

They are currently engaged in assembling the craft, instructing Hamas operatives in their use and teaching them to make their own motorized hang gliders.

Jibril’s team of instructors flew from Beirut to Cairo with the disassembled aerial equipment in their luggage. It was listed as sports gear. Egyptian security let the terrorists and equipment through without demur - yet another bone to pick with Egyptian security officials over their systematic failure to monitor terrorist traffic marching in and out of their territory.

Military sources report that IDF surveillance units have already sighted Hamas operatives going through their paces with the new gear. They passed the word on to government officials, but were told to keep it quiet.

However, IDF chiefs are deeply perturbed by the strengthening of Hamas’ terrorist capabilities by the influx of a key PFLP-GC element armed with a weapon that can outwit Israel’s border defenses. To meet this new strategic threat to the population of southern Israel’s towns and villages, Israeli military planners must overhaul the air force’s preventive operations and the electronic surveillance systems in force for the Gaza Strip.

The pilot-less aerial vehicles and other means of tracking terrorist activity will have to be diverted from routine tasks inside the Gaza Strip to the additional functions of keeping suicidal gliders and exploding model planes from invading Israeli air space. The task is complicated by the devices ability to fly underneath Israel’s radar screens.

Israeli generals calculate that with its aerial increment, Hamas has doubled its destructive capability; the terrorist group in Palestinian government can now combine airborne suicide bombers with surface missiles for lethal strikes against a single target, such as a city, a strategic installation or a military facility.

Israel has an unfortunate former acquaintance with this menace. In the 1980s, Israeli troops manning the security zone of southern Lebanon employed special spotters to track the airborne terror device. They used anti-air rapid-firing guns to shoot them down, the only effective weapons they had.

In November 1987, a team of Jibril’s hang-gliders penetrated Israel from Lebanon. One landed near an Israeli military base near the Galilee town of Kiryat Shemona, took the sentries by surprise and killed six Israeli soldiers before he was shot dead.

This incident is recorded in IDF annals as The Night of the Gliders, a setback which encouraged the Palestinians under Yasser Arafat to go ahead and prepare the all-out terror war against Israel which was launched three years later.

The Wall Street Journal reported that many people in Iran fear that Mr. Ahmadinejad could be stoking runaway inflation. Moreover, he has created soaring expectations, particularly among Iran's agricultural and working poor, that could be hard to meet.

BBC News reported that forty professors and lecturers from Tehran University in Iran are being retired on Thursday. The move is causing concern that the new government of President Ahmadinejad is purging professors.

Michael Ledeen, The National Review Online reported that some day we will be forced to deal fully with the war we are in, and when that happens we’re going to discover a lot of very nasty problems about the future of America. Maybe we’d tackle the tough issues if we got that we’re at war.

Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat asked: Interested in big power games? If yes, reserve a balcony seat to watch a new version of “The Great Game” taking shape in western and central Asia, in which Iran is emerging as an important player.

OpenDemocracy reported that Iran also sent another infamous human rights abuser to the UN Human Rights Council: Justice Minister Jamal Karimirad.

CNET News reported that internet web surfers frustrated by government censorship in search engines are increasingly turning to a little-known Internet browser with a big following, Maxthon.

Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported on the discovery of more than 500 chemical weapons shells in Iraq has heightened concerns at the Pentagon that terrorists in that country could use the old munitions against American soldiers.

Rooz Online published several statements by Iranian leaders that Iran is attempting to buy time in not having responded to the Perm-5 nuclear proposal.

Louis J. Freeh (former FBI Director), The Wall Street Journal reminds us of the evidence gathered that Iran was responsible for the Khobar Tower bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 and the Clinton administration's pitiful response.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Gen. Clark - OLD NEWS but new to me!

Clark Reveals Secret Identity - (Alan's note: and I arrogantly thought I knew things).

Gen. Wesley Kahn Clark is among the most senior officers in the American Army. The 55-year old general is decorated with almost every possible military award, and is (was when this was printed)currently the commander of American forces in Europe.

As such, he also commands the NATO forces in Europe, and led the recent military campaign against the Serbs. Gen. Clark grew up in the South, not far from Bill Clinton's hometown. He is officially listed as a Catholic.

Several weeks ago (when this was written) , he arrived in New York to report to UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke on the present situation in Kosovo. While there, he was invited to a Jewish school, were he received the gift of a silver mezuza case.

And then it happened: Gen. Clark ascended the stage, and told his astonished audience, "I feel great here with you. I myself am a Jew! My grandparents arrived in America from Russia, and I come from a long line of Rabbis from Minsk. I was very excited to learn of my Jewish roots. My grandfather's name was originally Nemirovsky, but he changed it to Kahn.

My grandmother told her children, 'Never forget your roots -- not only are you Jews, but you are Kohanim…'"

Alan's note: And yet today you sabotage anti-terrorist, anti-Islam efforts that harm your roots? I'm not Jewish but honor loyalty - even of an honorable enemy. Sorry Islamikazis (introducing new word) do not count as an "honorable" nor religious foe. Just an "ism" hell bent on destroying everything but themselves..


Have you asked yourself why the North Koreans suddenly want to test a long range ballistic missile? Other than being labelled nuts and sabre-rattling, does it not seem more likely that their test launch is a proving launch for Iran, to whom they have sold the longer range missile and need to provide proof of capability in order to get paid?

The Global Range of Iran's Ballistic Missile Program -

The Iranians know they cannot win a war against the United States. Their stated policy is to deter the U.S. and its allies by threatening a war that will cause such damage at such a price that this option will become unacceptable. With this perspective, they are investing very smartly in deterrence enhancers and force multipliers instead of replacing obsolete equipment.

What does Iran invest in? Precision strike munitions, anti-ship missiles, nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and space capabilities. The newer Shahab 3ER missile (based on the North Korean No Dong), with a reach of 2,000 km, can threaten Ankara or Alexandria, giving Iran leverage over the entire Middle East.

Iran has acquired eighteen BM25 land-mobile missiles with launchers from North Korea, which can strike targets in Europe. In the past, the BM25 has been produced in two models: one with a range of 2,500 km and the second with a range of 3,500 km.

(View photos of Iranian rockets)

Well-substantiated reports indicate that the Iranians managed to smuggle out of Ukraine several Russian Kh 55 strategic cruise missiles, both to be deployed if possible and to be emulated and copied. Alan's note: Iran has four nuclear warheads, tested for vibration etc., inside nose cones obtained from North Korea and can deploy these at will. This is only part of some eight to a dozen nuclear weapons they obtained over the past decade. Their efforts to obtain more, simply points to their vision of a larger arena than could be destroyed by just the four operational ones.

In 1998 Iran announced a space program. A space launcher that can orbit a satellite weighing 300 kg can be altered into an ICBM that could drop more than 300 kg on Washington. Or an EMP (electro-magentic pulse) device that would cripple US electronics - and consequently our economy.

Iran's political leadership is now aiming toward global power projection in the name of Islam, demanding recognition that Islam comprises 25 percent of humanity and should occupy its rightful place in decision-making in world affairs. Statements like this are not about self-defense.

The following paragraph was translated from al-Zawahiri's most recent address. It appears that western nations are the only ones confused as to whom we are fighting. Our enemies don't fall short with regard to properly identifying themselves.

"Bush is lying to you when he tells you that you will win when you kill Osama Bin laden & Mullah Omar, and the members of Al Qaeda and Taliban, he is hiding a lot behind his lies, he is hiding the true catastrophe that you are facing, you are not facing individuals or organizations,but in reality you are facing the Islamic nation whose soul is now"

Further support for this argument can be derived from the following comments made by Sheik Yousef Al-Qaradhawi:

"When the Muslims, the Arabs, and the Palestinians enter a war, they do it to worship Allah. They enter it as Muslims.

The hadith says: "Oh Muslim." It says "Oh Muslim," not "oh Palestinian, Jordanian, Syrian, or Arab nationalist." No, it says: "Oh Muslim." When we enter [a war] under the banner of Islam, and under the banner of serving Allah, we will be victorious."

(Memri - 2/25/06)

Somalia's interim president said on Tuesday the Islamist militia which has captured Mogadishu from secular warlords could not have succeeded without support from Muslim fundamentalists across the world.

President Abdullahi Yusuf was speaking in Addis Ababa where he pressed the African Union but not the UN to send peacekeepers to his country, despite resistance from Islamist rulers who now control a swathe of southern-central Somalia.

"They could not have overtaken Mogadishu had it not been for the international solidarity of fundamentalists throughout the world. We have proof of that," Yusuf told reporters. "There are fundamentalists from the Gulf and Asia and everybody who harbors fundamentalist ideology collaborated with them to take Mogadishu."

Analysts say the Islamists, loyal to sharia courts, include a small number of militants, some of whom may have received al Qaeda training. But the Islamic Courts Union has repeatedly denied links to extremists.

On October 28, 2005, President George W. Bush denounced IslamoFascist movements that call for a "violent and political vision: the establishment, by terrorism, subversion and insurgency, of a totalitarian empire that denies all political and religious freedom."

The Muslim Brotherhood (Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimun) also known as the Ikhwan is a good example of what the President described and what he must protect us against.

Communism had Karl Marx. Al Qaedaism has Sayed Qtub.

Who's he, most people would ask? The ideology that nurtured modern Islamic extremism, and spawned every violent movement from Hezbollah to al Qaeda, was born in 1952 when Qtub, an Egyptian writer, returned from studying American literature at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

Zawahiri also stated:

"Know, oh Bush, you failing Crusader, that your conflict is with the nation of monotheism, with us, who believe in Allah, the One, the Unique, "who begets not, nor is He begotten, and none is like him," and who has sent His Prophet to us with a well preserved book, which has not been altered or forged like the books that preceded it."

As was written in the article on "What if we lose to Islam" on the Home Page, we are not facing a head hung withdrawal from Vietnam. We face a relentless pursuit by a slavering enemy whose fangs demand nothing less than our very last drop of blood and our very last possession. Which includes our lives.

A view of our Islamic enemy - not just as I see it but almost as they see themselves when they threaten us. This is the 'bogey" man with which to frighten us.

And this is a kind depiction of reality.

Murdering Prosecutor Iran's representative to UN Human Rights Commission

Saeed Mortazavi, notorius Chief Prosecutor and murderer of many high profile opposition people inside Iran.

The Right Honorable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada

Your Excellency,

As you are probably aware, Mr. Saeed Mortazavi, the notorious "judge" involved in torture-killing of Ms. Zahra Kazemi, a Canadian citizen, in notorious Evin prison in Tehran is presently in Geneva attending the first inaugural session of UN Human Rights Council.

Mr. Prime Minister, this is not the first time that the Iranian regime is flouting the international public opinion. They did exactly the same in 1988 by sending "ayatollah" Sadegh Khalkhali, better known in the world as "the hanging judge", (Alan's note: who also enjoyed torturing cats because of their loud screams) to Geneva as a top Member of their delegation to the annual session of the UN Commission on Human Rights. The world kept silent then and unless you raise your voice, they will keep silent now.

It was precisely that kind of behavior that brought the disrepute of the former UN Commission on Human Rights. History is repeating itself unless countries like Canada which has one of the best records, in the field of respect for human rights and international behavior in that respect raises it's voice.

As you are very well aware Sir, during the past 27 years of the Tehran Clerical regime's existence, the UN, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders, have time and again called upon that regime to change course. They have been continuously defying their Charter obligations and other obligations they have as a ratifying State under many UN and other instruments, in particular, under the terms of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Iran has ratified.

Today, Sir, the eyes of the world are upon Canada to see how your country reacts in the face of such outright provocation.

Please accept Sir the assurances of my highest considerations.

Respectfully Yours,

Professor Manouchehr Ganji
Secretary General
Organization for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms for Iran

PM Calls for Arrest of Iran's Chief Prosecutor
June 23, 2006 Canadian Press CTVNews
link to original article

GENEVA -- Canada is condemning the presence of Iran's hardline prosecutor on the Iranian observer delegation to the new UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper is going one step further.

Harper has demanded Saeed Mortazavi be arrested before he leaves Germany.

On Wednesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay issued a statement "deploring" the addition of Mortazavi to the delegation. He says the move demonstrates the Iranian government's complete contempt for human rights.

MacKay says two Iranian government investigations found Mortazavi ordered the illegal arrest and detention of Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi, which led to her torture and death.

He says Mortazavi then falsified documents to cover up his involvement in her case. MacKay says Mortazavi has also been involved in a harsh crackdown on the Iranian press.

Friday, June 23, 2006


The article below gives thought to Ahmadi-Nejad positioning hinself and Iran to become a serious and frightening leader in the Moslem world.

Confronting the New Nasser in Iran - Jonathan Paris

Whether or not Ahmadinejad holds ultimate power within Iran, he has been given a platform by the kingmakers in Iran to be the new Nasser. What made the original Nasser so threatening to the West and to the region was his transnational appeal. Ahmadinejad's successful defiance of the international community is beginning to galvanize Muslims throughout the world behind a radical vision of puritanical Islam that rejects the liberal democratic model. If Ahmadinejad can prevent the West from confronting Iran, he will have shown the fence-sitters in the Muslim and non-aligned world, and also among the politically awakening Muslims in Europe, that you can win by defying America and the West. Hamas' extreme position against recognizing Israel only makes sense in this era of the new Nasserism filled with rhetorical illusion

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

REGIMECHANGE IRAN needs your help

The Iranian regime's agents have begun to make hysterical and truly comical accusations about Doctor Zin [the blogger who so diligently runs ], in the comment section of each news piece, specifically yesterday's posts about how the women were treated by the regime's agents and thugs.

Doctor Zin has checked out the I.P. addresses of some of the nastiest commentators who log on as CYRUS and TEHRANI; it appears that they both work out of the same office in Tehran and they are suspected of being employees of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security, as is a filtered site in Iran and appears to be only accessible to the regime's own agents and employees. Their "rage of impotence" smacks of those who are clearly delusional....Like mice bailing water out of the sinking Titanic, their wild and long rants hold no water. But.......

This blog is put together daily by a compassionate, dedicated and extremely intelligent human rights activist who wants to get the voices of freedom-loving Iranians (inside and outside Iran) heard by the world at large and who does an excellent job exposing the diabolical operations of the Islamo-fascist Mullahs who have nothing but terrorism, death and destruction on the brain.

Please note that Dr. Zin needs to move his site to a more secure host and has for nearly two years done his work single-handledly to become the "go-to' site for the latest news or events in Iran. He spends about 10 hours a day at work to earn a living and then another eight to ten putting up his site and blog.

Despite his personal dedication he needs to hire some help to maintain his site and keep it up and running and to expand it so that incredible amounts of information available in his archives become indexed and readily available to everyone.

The Mullahs constantly try to discredit him and decry his stated need for funds as a ploy. Not so. He needs about $5,000 a month to keep fighting them, so please visit his site and go to his "contributions" link and help with any amount you can afford. Specially corporate or NGO visitors.

He receives several thousand visitors a day, reading what he posts. If you are one of these - individual or part of an organization - and enjoy and find his efforts useful both for you and for the anti-mullah efforts, PLEASE send him some financial help. Don't just be a user, be a participant.

His going under wold be a huge victory for the Mullahs.

I know how hard it is to keep my own nose to the grindstone and provide my analyses or posts, when too tired from earning a barely adequate living to boot up my computer. I gladly defer my own needs for his.

Thank you,

Sunday, June 11, 2006



Rooz Online reported that the six individuals arrested on charges of disrupting Rafsanjani's speech in Qom were accolyte clerics and members associated with hard-line Qom cleric Mesbah Yazdi and they were quickly released. Mesbah Yazdi, of the apocalyptic Hojatieh sect, acts as Ahmadi-Nejad's spiritual guide and mentor. He plans to snatch the position of Supreme Ruler from cancer stricker Khamenei in November, 2006.

Rooz Online reported on the absurd praise of Ahmadinejad by some in Iran.

The Observer reported that Iran's Football team will be met with a series of protests across Germany during their World Cup campaign as anger mounts against the country's viciously anti-Semitic President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Spiegel Online reported that in Bavaria, where Iran is set to play its first match in Nuremberg on Sunday, the state's interior minister has expressed concerns that Iranian intelligence agents may seek to stage what he described as a "provocative action" aimed at intimidating Iranian opposition members living in exile in Germany.

SMCCDI reported that tens have been arrested, in the last days, in several Iranian cities with the approach of Iran-Mexico World Cup soccer game on Sunday June 11th in an effort to avoid any massive popular unrest to take place following the game.
Alan's NOTE: I have not had time to check but will bet Iran lost as the Los Angeles based IRTV mentioned the game but not the results, despite two chances to do so and two teases.

Iran has until June 29th to respond to Perm-5 proposal.
SFGate reported that Iran given June 29 deadline to respond to anti-nuke offer.

Bolton: No "Grand Bargain" for Iran.
The Financial Times reported that John Bolton said Washington has no intention of striking a comprehensive "grand bargain" with Tehran.

Iran hopes to change the debate on its nuclear program.

Reuters reported that Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Iran may send its own nuclear package in response to proposed incentives agreed by six world powers that seek to persuade Tehran to stop its atomic fuel work.

Alan's Note: They have successfully managed to drag out talks for three years and only need a year or so for there to be an "earthquake" type rumble in a remote area of Iran and Ahmadi-Nejad to announce from the shrine of Imam Reza (Saint of MIracles) in Mashhad that Iran had tested its first nuclear bomb. So once again they play the same "let's talk" game at which they have been winning hands down against the West.


The yellow sign it reads: "This much shame, to hell with this life", signed in the upper left-hand corner of the banner, by the workers of Meh-Nakh and Far-Nakh weaving factories.

The child holds up a sign saying: "We have not been paid between 7 to 12 months.
signed by The Workers of Poosheeneh Baft Weaving company."

Workers increasingly demand Ahmadi-Nejad stop givng huge sums to Palestinians and Hezbollah and pay them their back wages.

Note the crude arm and hand deployed by paramilitary crowd control and suppression forces.

Family members of unpaid workers surround the platform on which Ahmadi-Nejad intends to speak.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


Not your average strap-on

UK Special forces to use strap-on 'stealth wings'

Elite special forces troops being dropped behind enemy lines on covert missions are to ditch their traditional parachutes in favour of strap-on stealth wings.

The lightweight carbon fibre mono-wings will allow them to jump from high altitudes and then glide 120 miles or more before landing - making them almost impossible to spot, as their aircraft can avoid flying anywhere near the target.

How cool is that?

Resembling a 6ft-wide pair of aircraft wings, the devices should allow a parachutist to glide up to 120miles, carrying 200lb of equipment, the manufacturers claim.

Fitted with oxygen supply, stabilisation and navigation aides, troops wearing the wings will jump from a high-altitude transport aircraft which can stay far away from enemy territory - or on secret peacetime missions could avoid detection or suspicion by staying close to commercial airliner flight paths.

The manufacturers claim the ESG wing is '100 per cent silent' and 'extremely difficult' to track using radar.

Once close to their target landing zone, the troops pull their parachute rip cord to open their canopy and then land normally.

Weapons, ammunition, food and water can all be stowed inside the wing, although concealing the 6ft wings after landing could prove harder than burying a traditional parachute.

They're made in Germany by ESG. They look like a good idea, even if that guy looks like a cross between the Darth Vader and the X-Men.


Thursday, June 08, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


NOTE: Check regularly for new additions to the Rogues Gallery on my Graphics Page Link (in left column) to which I am adding faces on a more regular basis. Will also add photos of those in the Most Wanted List posted on the Antimullah Home Page to this Rogues Gallery as they reach me and time permits.

In PUBLIC this apocalyptic President of Islamic Iran hides behind a blue tarpaulin covered barrier against bullets and slips his feet out of his no heel-strap, flip-flop sandals.

In private, the President of Iran and potential scourge of the world eats his meals like this

Iranian women call to protest mysoginist rule of Mullahs


June 12th, 5 to 6 pm,
Haft'eh Teer Square, Tehran

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Yahoo News reported that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared that the Islamic republic must not give up its "scientific goals" in the face of "threats and bribes".

CNN News reported that oil prices have surged above $73 after Iran's supreme leader warned the United States that any "misbehavior" directed at his country could endanger oil movements in the Persian Gulf.

Time reported that an IAEA report on Iran's activities is expected next week will include "potentially incriminating" details about traces of highly enriched uranium recently found by inspectors.

Times Online reported that President Ahmadinejad has jangled German nerves by announcing that he may cheer on his country’s team in person at the World Cup.

Aryamehr reported on a video clip of the recent massive anti-regime demonstrations in Tabriz.

Monday, June 05, 2006


Mehran Riazaty published a summary of the recent comments by Iranian authorities on direct talks with the United States on its nuclear program.

The Wall Street Journal published a surprising interview with Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran. He called the US offer for direct talks with Iran "overall . . . a good move by Washington." The reason? "It will once and for all force Tehran's hand,"

Izvestia also published an interview with Reza Pahlavi who stated that by July-August he will have formed a non-violent movement with the purpose to overthrow the current regime in Tehran.

Bill Samii, Radio Free Europe reported that as unrest among ethnic Azeris in Iran settles down, disturbances involving university students are picking up.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Rooz Online reported that in recent days, the Iranian government has sharply increased its control and monitoring of Internet users though what is known as “smart filtering.”

Spiegel published its aggressive interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussing the Holocaust, the future of the state of Israel, mistakes made by the United States in Iraq and Tehran's nuclear conflict with the West.

Iran: "there is no such country" as Israel!
Ha'aretz reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said: "there is no such country" as Israel.

The Financial Times reported that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will need to spend an extra 5 Billon Dollars this year to pay for subsidies on sales to motorists of imported petrol (gasoline). (IRAN'S ACHILLES HEEL!!)

Reuters reported that Iran is pressing ahead with research tests on nuclear fusion, a type of atomic reaction which has yet to be developed for commercial power generation, but is used to produce thermonuclear bombs.

Reuters reported that the exiled son of Iran's late Shah on Monday called on the Bush administration to put action before rhetoric in ousting Tehran's Islamic regime.

The New York Times reported that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is trying to consolidate power in the office of the presidency in a way never before seen in the 27-year history of the Islamic Republic.

Times Online reported that the US Government is putting Britain’s £1 billion annual trade with Iran at risk by pressing European banks to withdraw from the country. (An example of why Europeans and Russians or Chinese have been dragging their feet in the face of real and present danger from Iran).

The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran has turned to Greece to convey messages to the United States regarding its contentious nuclear program and other disputes, officials said.