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Jan 23, 2012 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

RTNews: Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil, the semi-official Fars news agency reports. The announcement came in response to a decision by the European Union on Monday to impose ...

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Jan 23, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

BRUSSELS – The European Union formally adopted an oil embargo against Iran on Monday and froze the assets of Iran's central bank, part of sanctions to pressure Tehran into resuming talks on its controversial nuclear program. Diplomats said the measures, approved in Brussels by the EU's 27 foreign ministers, include an immediate embargo on new ...

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Jan 20, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

UK Telegraph: Iranian police have targetted dozens of shops selling Barbie dolls in the latest campaign against the spread of Western decadence in the Islamic republic. The embattled Iranian regime wages an unceasing war against the encroachments of Western influence. Islamic laws require women to protect their modesty will all enveloping clothing. However Iranian girls, like their counterparts ...

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Jan 19, 2012 18 Comments ›› Angelia

(Washington Examiner) — Top U.S. defense officials are urging Israeli counterparts to show restraint with Iran, as part of an effort to lower the temperature in the ongoing crisis over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. On Friday, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is expected to begin talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ...

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Jan 19, 2012 7 Comments ›› Angelia

CNN The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln arrived in the Arabian Sea on Thursday, Navy officials said, a likely prelude to testing Iran's recent warning against sending a U.S. carrier through the Strait of Hormuz. The Lincoln joins the USS Carl Vinson, already in the region, returning the U.S. Navy its standard two-carrier presence there. The carrier ...

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Jan 19, 2012 2 Comments ›› Angelia

Every once in awhile when I start to feel sorry for myself and complaning about how hard life is I remember a conversation I had with a Wounded Warrior. His motto is " Obstacles are opportunity in disguise." I hope these men inspire you to turn your obstacles into opportunity. Remember Some people make things ...

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Jan 19, 2012 6 Comments ›› Angelia

(Telegraph) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has claimed that Western nations created HIV to enfeeble the third world and create a market for Western pharmaceuticals. The radical Iranian leader added to his reputation for outlandish statements with the clam that African states were being false told that immoral behaviour was the source of epidemics. “Today there ...

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Jan 18, 2012 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The White House had no immediate comment Wednesday on a claim from an Iranian lawmaker that President Obama called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader that also warned Tehran against closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Iran has threatened to close the ...

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Jan 16, 2012 36 Comments ›› Angelia

Chron.com: A 30-year-old female student at the Texas Medical Center was found shot to death in a car at a home in west Houston near the Galleria early Monday morning. The shooting occurred at the residence in the 800 block of Augusta near Sugar Hill about 12:30 a.m., according to the Houston Police Department. The woman, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, ...

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Jan 16, 2012 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

This is a call that can only be made by the Cmmander-in-Chief Haaretz: Israel and the United States have postponed a massive joint defense exercise, which was expected to be carried out in the coming weeks, in order to avoid an escalation with Iran, Channel 2 reported on Sunday. According to an Israeli defense official, Washington wants to ...

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Jan 14, 2012 2 Comments ›› Angelia

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Jan 14, 2012 29 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Jan 13, 2012 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Atlantic Wire: If Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy has a backup plan to save one-fifth of the world's daily oil trade: send in the dolphins. The threat of Iran closing the strait has reached a fever pitch, reports today's New York Times, with U.S. officials warning Iran's supreme leader that ...

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Jan 13, 2012 4 Comments ›› Angelia

Thousands of mourners chanted "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" on Friday during the funeral of a slain nuclear expert whom Iranian officials accuse the two nations of killing in a bomb blast this week as part of a secret operation to stop Iran's nuclear program.

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Jan 12, 2012 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

(Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday that a new aircraft carrier strike group had arrived in the Arabian Sea and that another was on its way to the region, but denied any link to recent tensions with Iran and portrayed the movements as routine. The shift in the powerful U.S. naval assets comes at ...

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Jan 11, 2012 3 Comments ›› Angelia

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Jan 9, 2012 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez lavished each other with praise on Monday, mocked U.S. disapproval and joked about having an atomic bomb at their disposal. "Despite those arrogant people who do not wish us to be together, we will unite forever," the Iranian president told Venezuela's socialist leader Chavez at the ...

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Jan 9, 2012 6 Comments ›› Angelia

AJC: The Obama administration denied on Monday that an American man sentenced to death in Iran was a CIA spy, and sharply criticized the Islamic republic in Tehran for what it called a pattern of arresting innocent people for political reasons. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said officials were still trying to learn the details of the ...

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Jan 9, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

The Australian: ISRAEL is preparing to shut its nuclear reactor at Dimona, where it makes nuclear weapons, because of the site's vulnerability in a war with Iran. The decision, taken by the Israel Atomic Energy Commission and the country's civil defence authorities, follows a realisation that the facility could be vulnerable to a missile attack. The Haaretz newspaper ...

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Jan 8, 2012 1 Comment ›› Angelia

MSNBC: Iran's Revolutionary Court sentenced an American to death for spying for the CIA, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday. "Amir Mirza Hekmati was sentenced to death ... for cooperating with the hostile country (the United States) and spying for the CIA," Fars said, without giving a source. "The court found him Corrupt on Earth," it ...

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Jan 7, 2012 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

TEHRAN (AP) – Iran's foreign ministry on Saturday labeled the U.S. Navy's rescue of 13 Iranians from pirates who had hijacked a fishing vessel a "humanitarian and positive" act. "We consider the actions of the U.S. forces in saving the lives of Iranian seamen to be a humanitarian and positive act and we welcome such ...

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Jan 7, 2012 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's planned four-nation tour of Latin America is a sign of desperation as sanctions increasingly isolate his country, the Obama administration said Friday, as it warned the leader's hosts against expanding ties with Iran. The State Department dismissed Ahmadinejad's visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador next week ...

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Jan 7, 2012 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

"War Games"... JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military is gearing up together with U.S. forces for a major missile defense exercise, the Israeli military announced Thursday, as tension between Iran and the international community escalates. The drill is called “Austere Challenge 12” and is designed to improve defense systems and cooperation between the U.S. and Israeli forces. ...

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Jan 4, 2012 21 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Post: By Thomas Erdbrink, Iran's parliament said Wednesday it was preparing a bill that would prohibit all foreign warships from entering the Persian Gulf unless they received permission from the Iranian navy. The bill, disclosed by the the semiofficial Fars News Agency, surfaced a day after Iran’s armed forces commander warned a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier ...

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Jan 3, 2012 Comments Off Angelia

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