Saturday, March 28, 2009

Iran, Syrian leaders say Israel on skids

TEHRAN, Mar 27, 2009 (UPI via comtex) - The presidents of Iran and Syria say the world is tilting in favor of Muslim nations and that Israel will soon be on the losing side of the balance of power.

Both leaders maintained Israel was on the decline, as were its allies, while Iran and Syria remained bastions of strength in the Middle East.
Kuwait's KUNA news service reported Friday that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Bashar al-Assad of Syria spoke by phone Thursday and agreed that current world events were strengthening regional alliances and that nations should take advantage of new opportunities.

The Iranian Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Ahmadinejad saying, "The strong camp of the friendly countries like Iran and Syria is going to be triumphant."

Iran's New 'Spy Drones' Take To The Skies

From Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty:
The Pentagon confirmed on March 16 that the U.S. military shot down one of Iran's unarmed drone planes in Iraqi airspace in February. There were no casualties.

Drones are being used for an increasing number of missile and surveillance missions. In December, Iran launched a new generation of "spy drones," which can take real-time surveillance over enemy terrain. Some have a range of 2,000 kilometers, an Iranian air force officer told the press last month.

"The Washington Times" noted in an editorial that Iranian planes can now "soar over every U.S. military installation, diplomatic mission, or country of interest in the Middle East,"

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Take Your Poison, Israel

Ted Belman from Israpundit writing for Global Politician puts forward the idea that Israel doesnt have a 'good choice' when it comes to finding a solution to the looming nuclear proliferation of Iran. In his article Take Your Poison, Israel Israel is confronted with some not so desirable alternatives.

Hitting Iran Where It Hurts

Greg Reeson'a article Hitting Iran Where It Hurts which appears at the blog GOPUSA puts forward this observation

"The United States has two primary worries when it comes to Iran: its aggressive support for terrorism and its relentless pursuit of a suspected nuclear weapons program. Given these concerns, the United States has for years tried to persuade Iran, through both diplomatic and semi-punitive measures, to abandon both and to comply with a multitude of United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to Iran’s behaviour. Thus far, nothing has worked. "

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Hitting Iran Where It Hurts

Israeli attack on Arms convoy in Sudan sends direct message to Iran

The Israeli attack on the arms convoy travelling through Sudan, destined for Hamas in Gaza, is reported to have been motivated by its potential to send a message to Iran
ANALYSIS / In bombing Sudan, Israel sends message to Iran

Ballistic Missiles?

Is Israel likely to employ ballistic missiles in an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities?
According to this report in Haaretz, it is an Israeli option.
Study: Israel may attack Iran nuclear sites with ballistic missiles

Iran likely to define Israel - U.S. relations

The National Post's Mathew Fisher writes on the impact Iran's nuclear policies will have on the relationship between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama.
Fisher: Iran likely to define Israel - U.S.relations

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Obama Hones Iran Strategy

Obama Hones Iran Strategy

Leonard Spector from Yale Global writes about a new policy direction in regards to Iran.
The US puts out “bigger sticks and bigger carrots” to halt nuclear program