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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


it's almost funny how bad these people behave

1. Israel preparing public for new war in Gaza

Israeli Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, director of Military Intelligence, announced Tuesday that Hamas launched a rocket some 60 kilometers into the sea, apparently as an experiment. Such a rocket, if fired from the northernmost point of the Gaza Strip, could strike the southern cities of the Gush Dan area - including Rishon Letzion, Holon and Bat Yam - and possibly reach as far as Tel Aviv itself.

Although Yadlin didn't specify the type of the weapon used, it appears to be a standard, foreign-made rocket smuggled into Gaza. Yadlin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Israeli Defense Committee that Hamas has accumulated an arsenal of rockets slightly larger than the arsenal it possessed before last winter's Operation Cast Lead.

Israeli military sources claimed that despite the improved rockets, Hamas' ability to launch missiles into central Israel is limited, but added that it was only a matter of time before this ability is improved, with Iran's support.


The rocket was fired in rough weather, apparently in an attempt to hide the experiment from Israeli eyes. But Israel's radar installations registered the launch, even if the exact spot where the missile hit the sea is unknown. Israel believes Hamas considers the new rocket a strategic asset, a "doomsday weapon" of sorts, and therefore avoided publicizing the experimental launch, in the hope of using the weapon as a surprise during some later confrontation.

perhaps you might consider apparently reading more, possibly, @ al manar tv

2. Obama: Iran "must choose" it's future path - (from the one option we are providing wink wink)...and if Iran doesn't "choose" the "right path" we will have "no choice" but to look at all our "options" which will be "on the table"

Iran "must choose" whether to open the door to opportunity and prosperity, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in a statement marking 30 years since the storming of the US embassy in Tehran. "We have heard for thirty years what the Iranian government is against; the question, now, is what kind of future it is for," Obama said. "It is time for the Iranian government to decide whether it wants to focus on the past, or whether it will make the choices that will open the door to greater opportunity, prosperity and justice for its people."

read more @ al manar tv

3. pure psyops: SITE: qaeda blasts Saudi king

RIYADH - The US-based SITE reported that Yemen-based branch of Al-Qaeda has slammed Saudi King Abdullah for launching the kingdom's first mixed public university.

"The father of the daughter or the brother of the sister or the husband of the wife, how can they accept that these (women enroll) in this university," said Ibrahim al-Rubaish, a Saudi member of Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), according to a transcript issued late on Tuesday by SITE, a US-based monitoring group.

read more @ middle east online

AQ bad, Saudi king good according to SITE. ok? ok. check. - ed.

4. Steny Hoyer really really doesn't like that Goldstone report

The US House of Representatives was expected to easily approve a sharply worded resolution Tuesday denouncing a UN report that Israel and Palestinian militants committed war crimes in the Gaza war.

"I'm going to vote emphatically for it," said Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. "I think the UN report is unbalanced, and unfair, and inaccurate. "It's unfortunate that the United Nations deals with Israel, in my opinion, in a totally biased and unbalanced way. And it is the only country in the world, Israel, that has a special focus by the United Nations," he added.

The resolution, crafted by Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, expressed support for the Obama administration's condemnation of the report and urges opposition to its findings in any international forum.

...Hoyer claimed that rocket fire from Palestinian fighters in Gaza had placed Israel in "an unfortunate position" and stressed that Israel "is as careful a government as there is in terms of prosecuting its own defense" officials

read more @ al manar tv

5. Syria visiting Iran, Iran visiting Saudi Arabia

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hassan Qashqavi, announced on Wednesday that Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mouallem will visit Tehran on Wednesday.

Qashqavi said that the Syrian FM’s visit to Iran is in line with the “ongoing communication and coordination on the regional level between high-level officials in the two countries,” describing Syrian-Iranian relations as “brotherly and strong.”

The Iranian news agency Mehr also reported on Wednesday that Iranian FM Manouchehr Mottaki is expected to visit Saudi Arabia this week to resolve the issue of Iranian pilgrims after calls have been made not to politicize Hajj.

source: al manar tv

6. Israel raided German ship

Israeli Navy captured a German ship Francop in the Mediterranean. Among its hundreds of containers, the ship transported a few with weapons, allegedly transported from Iran to Syria.

The US spotted the ship, but allowed Israel to intercept it to avoid disrupting Obama’s dialogue with Tehran.

Technically, Israeli actions constitute a blatant act of piracy, which once again testifies to idealism and inapplicability of international law in time of war.

Hijacking a foreign ship for routine deliveries of small arms and Katjyusha rockets would be too much. The explanation lies in a terse official announcement that the cargo included anti-aircraft batteries “not seen in the region before.”


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