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Iran shuts "Western" barber shops

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Iranian police closed more than 20 barbers shops in the capital Tehran. At least 700 barber shops were inspected during the two-week crackdown, according to BBC. I'll be damned! The mullahs now see men coiffure as anti-Islamic and pro-West!! Mullahs acts are getting stranger, repressive (demented actually) by the day.

If you want to read&see how women are treated by the mad Mullahs check here. And here you can see how a woman is dragged into the police car by men of Allah.

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Ahmadinejad: Israel Is Bearer of Satan

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From AP TEHRAN "Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Israel was the standard bearer of Satan and the Jewish state would soon fall apart"

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IRGC under close scrutiny

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In Iran as elsewhere the struggle between überradicals and radicals is for money and power. The religious discourse is mainly used for the masses. That is not to say that some of the mullahs do not believe themselves in Mahdi, apocalypse etc IRGC is involved in oil business in Iran, banking business in North Iraq and it helps HizbAllah in the South. They sure are busy. If the US will manage to designate IRGC as a terrorist entity all the foreign companies that may want to do business with it will think twice. It might look as a small step but its better than nothing. The civil unrest in Tehran (due to petrol rationing, poor economic development, lack of jobs etc) and in the provinces are a proof that people are far from being content with the present political leadership. The martyrdom speech still works for the most ignorant but not all are like that. If a military strike against Iran is unlikely (though not impossible) then the policy of small steps is the only available alternative. Read more about it here.

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Truth or propaganda?

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Yahya Rahim Safavi, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that Iran has "surface to sea missile systems that can cover the length and breadth of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman."

Safavi also said Iran's missiles with a range of 2,000 km (1,250 miles) were fitted with equipment that enabled them to be remote controlled, an apparent reference to the Shahab-3 missile, although he did not name it. That missile could hit Israel. Apparently the Revolutionary Guards ground forces had missiles in its arsenal that could penetrate the armor plating which he said was fitted to Israeli Merkava tanks and the US Abrams tanks. (YNet news&Defensenews.com)

The mullahs regime said that the US publicly declared intention to designate the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist entity is merely a PR stupid stunt. Perhaps not.

Update:In an interview with the international Jam-e Jam network on 16 August, referring to the power and capabilities of the Guards Corps in different fields, Gen Safavi said that "the Basij Resistance Force has mobilized and trained 12 million Basij forces, which are active within 2,500 Ashura battalions. In Iran, we have also organized flat or mosaic defense. In other words, every village, every city and every place that has a number of people living in it, members of the Basij of that city or that location can defend their own territory."

"(...) we are in contact with all the Basij forces through five layers of electrical and electronic communications."

"At the moment, both in the field of ground-to-ground ballistic missiles with 2,000 km range, they have been equipped with the most advanced long-range guided weapons with multiple firing platforms. Safavi continued: "In the field of air defense weapons too, we have one of the most advanced defensive ground-to-air missile systems, known as Taur M1 missiles"

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Imperialism: a phase Iran is going through

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Hussein Shariatmadari, one of the Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Khamenei) delegate said recently that Bahrain is a part of Iran and that three-disputed UAE Islands in the Gulf are Iranian. (Akhbar Al Khaleej, July 12 article by Sayyid Zahra)

Iran's role in the region is on the wave and it is causing destruction and despair from Iraq to Lebanon (Hezbollah), territories (Hamas), Afghanistan and now they got to Bahrain. Is there a clash in site between Arabs and Iran? It might if we continue to sit on our hands and allow the mad mullahs take control through their terrorist networks.

p.s I did not mention Syria, because Assad willingly (that is open to debate though) follows Iran

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Unrest in Iran over Fuel Rationing

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“Toop, Tank, Feshfesheh, Ahmadinejad Koshteh Sheh”. “Guns, fireworks, tanks, Ahmadinejad should be killed”. This is the slogan shouted by dozens and dozens of exasperated Iranians, during a violent protest against fuel rationing. Of all Persian Gulf countries, Iran is one of the leading producers and exporters of oil.

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Iran and the United States Hold First Bilateral Meeting Since 1979

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Today, the US Ambassador Ryan Crocker met with the Iranian Ambassador Hassan Kazemi Qomi at al Maliki's office in Baghdad. The Iraqis were represented at the talks by Mowaffak al-Rubaie, the National Security Adviser. The discussions were about Iraq's fragile to some, non existent to others, security status.

The United States and the Iraqis know that Iran is supporting the Shiias militias (al Hakim and al Sadr) and when it suits its interests even the Sunni terror cells. For their part the Iranians will most likely deny such allegations, and ask for an immediate timetable for the withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq.

Bottom line: the United States wants Iran to stay out of Iraqi affairs, and Iran wants the United States and coalition troops out of Iraq. I bet they'd (Iranians) want the US troops out of the region, but thats not going to happen anytime soon.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said about the meeting, "We are hopeful that Washington's realistic approach to the current issues of Iraq by confessing its failed policy in Iraq and the region and by showing a determination to changing the policy guarantees success of the talks and possible further talks."

Iran's nuclear program was not discussed at this time.

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Islamic Police in Iran torturing youths in public

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Please, see by yourself the state terrorism practised by the Islamic Republic regime against the Iranian people. See these youths being literally tortured in public by the Bassijis/Hezbollah ’security forces’.
These youths are accused of being anti-regime activists, non-observing the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code or looking at the security forces 'in a certain manner'. This is the State Terrorism practed by the Terrorist regime founded by Khomeini with the complicity of the European and American Left, mainly Giscard Estaing and Jimmy Carter, America's worst former president. Photos courtesy of SMCCDI.

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Iranian Woman Fights Back Against a veiled Islamist

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Whenever I see such things, I think we should give the Nobel Prize to the Iranian women for their courage to resist Islamic misogyny and the imposition of the Islamic "dress code".

A friend in Iran sent me the follow videoclip showing a maverick Iranian girl fighting back against the attempt of a black ninja (Islamist Bassiji and Hezbollah militiawomen) to arrest her over her "non-respect of Islamic dress code".

Please, don't miss to see the videoclip and don't forget that this is not the first time a woman defends herself against the Islamists in Iran.

See videoclip here (Video Player requires Flashplayer).

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Iranian Woman wearing bra in public in Iran!

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Here is a video of a very brave Iranian woman who took off the imposed Islamic dress in protest of the Islamic Republic occupying Iran - fellow bystanders urge her to put her clothes on fearing for her safety, as she is showing herself wearing a bra in public in a street of Tehran.

You won't believe it. Just take a look. One needs to have guts to do such a courageous protest action.. This is a form of exasperation result of misogyny.

See the amazing video here.

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Bassiji/Hezbollah militia's crackdown on 'immoral' women Updated with Video

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Here are more photos of the crackdown on the women wearing "immoral dresses".. Notice that it's not only in Tehran, but all across Iran, too.

Here is another video from BBC Persian. You won't understand what they say, but the images should be enough to figure out. To sum it up, the women explain how they are harassed.

The police, Bassiji/Hezbollah militia, are the very same 'people' who burn Israeli and US flags, pelt Western embassies, shout "Death to Israel, America", call for the execution of hostages, etc. And are called "students" by the ignorant MSM. By seeing this third series of photos, you may have realized who these "students" really are.

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Historic Iran Divestment Bill Passes Unanimously

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Iranian Secularist Movements applauded an historic bill which was passed unanimously by the California Assembly. The bill, proposed by Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon), "would prohibit California’s public retirement funds from investing in foreign owned companies that do business in Iran."

According to Iranian freedom fighters, this is one of the best options the US has to effectively act against the Islamic Republic.

Read the press release: Anderson’s Historic Iran Divestment Bill Passes Unanimously

From the Jewish Journal: Jews and Iranian Secularists unite behind Iran divestment bill . I changed the headline because generally many Iranian secularists don't consider themselves as "muslims" but "Iranians".

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Video of the Crackdown on Iranian Women (and Men)

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I was able to find video of a young Iranian girl being arrested by the Islamic Republic's police. In the shocking and sad video, you'll hear the screams of the young girl, whose only "fault" was not covering herself like the black cows.

See the video here.

Here's a translation of what the girl shouts and what the police say to her:

Girl (screaming): I am not coming. Let me go. You man! Dont touch me! Let me go! I dont want to go! I dont want to go! Police (to people): Do not gather! Go!

Where are the Western feminists who always complain against alleged 'discrimination' in the very same societies that grant them full rights? Where are they when you need them? Ms.Nancy Pelosi, anything to say? Are you still planning to go shake hands with the Mullahs' while women are being humiliated? Why dont the Western women take action to help their sisters in Iran?

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Islamic repression in the streets of Iran (Updated)

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A female Bassiji is rebuking a brave Iranian woman who removed her headscarf on a street of Tehran. This picture should prove to you that Iranian women are as much liberal and modern as the women in any Western nation. Wait until the Mullahs' regime falls, you will be seeing amazing scenes on the streets of Iranian cities.

If it's true the saying according to which a picture is worth a thousand words, then this one is. And keep in mind that she's not the only woman who tries to defy the Islamists by taking out the veil. There have been more, and I will post the pics as soon as I retrieve them.

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Women activists treated as criminals in Iran

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Shirin Ardalan, Zara Amjadian, Fariba Mohajer and many others were accused of "participating in illegal gatherings and conspiring to disrupt national security," "disrupting public order," and "undermining national security by enticing anarchy." The punishment? Long years in prison for the "guilt" of speaking their mind.

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The Islamic Regime intensifies war on women

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The Islamic Republic of Iran has intensified the 27 year tough war on women and Gender Apartheid policy.

Here are some more photos showing the Bassiji-Hezbollah paramilitary militias (including black cows, the female Islamists) repressing and intimidating women who dare not to observe stricly the Islamic dress code.

Notice that the veil in Iran is mandatory for all women, regardless of whether they are Iranian or non-Iranian (even female tourists have to wear it while they are in Iran).

Women took to the police station to be interrogated and who knows what'll be their fate!

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News from Iran

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An Iranian researcher wrote a must-read report on the activities of the Mullahs' Lobbyists in the United States. I recommend you to read it all.

University Female Students Rebel Against the Mandatory Veil . Na Toosari, Na Roosari! (No to Veil, No to Submission).

Islamist policeman trying to intimidate two women into respecting the Islamic 'moral code'.

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To appease Iran, not to appease Iran...

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According to OPEC, Iran is the fourth leading exporter of crude oil to Europe with Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela the first, second and third leading oil exporters. What a terrific bunch of democratic, freedom loving countries!

On Saturday afternoon, Iran and Austria signed a 30 billion dollar agreement at the 12th international oil, gas and petrochemical exhibition held in Tehran. The event was attended by 797 domestic and 510 foreign companies from 35 countries.

What will Europeans do next? I bet on unimaginably lame approaches. Why sanction Iran hard when we can help mullahs prosper?

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Conservatives against ultra conservatives: who wins?

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In Iran, Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohammad Khatami and Mehdi Karoubi met up and the rumor is that they are joining forces to combat the ultra conservatives in Majlis, Iran’s Parliament. Next step would be to bring Ahamadinejad down, that is if they convince Ayatollah Khamenei to do so.

The West often calls Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami moderates. I have yet to understand why. In Iran’s parliament and government there are only two camps that matter (for now): ultra conservatives and conservatives. Lets see how 'moderate' they truly are.

In 2005, then President Khatami said: “We love Hizbullah.”

About USA he said, “The roots of terrorism are the discrimination and double standard, and the division of mankind into Americans and non-Americans. These roots also stem from the belief held by those in power in America that in order to ensure their interests they have the right to cause wars and cause coup d'état, to interfere in other countries' (affairs), and to apply economic, military, and political and propagandistic pressure on anyone aspiring to independence and desiring freedom.”

And only two days ago, in the Friday prayer, Rafsanjani said, "Occupiers came to the region, but they could not achieve their goals, and were disgraced in the world, and are in danger."
He further added, “Although the enemy is defeated, it is still arrogant, so we should act carefully and properly to get rid of occupiers.” (IRNA, Iran, April 20, 2007)

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Fearless Iran?

Filed under: Iran ~ Middle East

The Islamic Republic of Iran announced it produces nuclear fuel on an industrial level. Reza Aqazadeh, the country's vice president and head of its Atomic Energy Organization said that the 3, 000 centrifuges from Natanz are merely the beginning. "When we say we have entered industrial scale enrichment, (it means) there is no way back. Installation of centrifuges will continue steadily to reach a stage where all the 50,000 centrifuges are launched." (IRNA)

Meanwhile the United States, Russia, China and Germany (holder of the EU Presidency) accused Tehran of abusing the goodwill of the international community.

Clearly the isolation measures didn't work and new tactics have to be employed to moderate Iran's nuclear and regional ambitions. The West at large tends to forget that in the ME a soft approach is often perceived as weakness. Vigorous actions are needed, diplomatic or otherwise.

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