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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by youknowwho View Post
    Iran has a strong intelligence service as it was proven after the elections. actually I'm not seeing anything happening soon.
    What about the assassination attempt directed at Ahmadinejad?

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by youknowwho View Post
    considering the cold atmosphere surrounding middle east, 4th round of international sanctions, Obama's plans to end war in Iraq, and constant threats by Israel, this is all looking so much like a planned situation. I mean, I know everybody has plans for wars. the important thing is, in this situation, anyone can consider this an obvious threat. at least, Iranian government considered it a threat, and this fact is reflected in their media.
    I note you failed to mention Iran's constant threats and behavior. Interesting.
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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    What about the assassination attempt directed at Ahmadinejad?
    apparently it was an act of joy by supporters, and not an assasination.
    although I must say good luck to Mr. Ahmadinejad with this kind of supporters he has!

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I note you failed to mention Iran's constant threats and behavior. Interesting.
    considering the cold atmosphere surrounding middle east
    I guess I summed up much of happenings in Middle East in that sentence, since it was a short response. I'm glad that it looked interesting to you.

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by youknowwho View Post
    apparently it was an act of joy by supporters, and not an assasination.
    I doubt this. I wish the next attempt better success.

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I note you failed to mention Iran's constant threats and behavior. Interesting.
    I feel you've misunderstood this conversation. I sent you a PM.

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    YKW:

    I just realized that you may not have seen these reports:

    Christian Science Monitory - 08/04/2010
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    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reportedly targeted by a grenade today on one of his provincial tours that have endeared him to many Iranians.

    .The president’s office and official Iranian media sites quickly denied reports of the attack, which came just days after Mr. Ahmadinejad warned that "stupid Zionists" had hired mercenaries to assassinate him.

    The conservative Iranian website Khabar first reported an assassination attempt, in the Iranian city of Hamadan, where Ahmadinejad later addressed huge crowds. BBC correspondent Jon Leyne says it’s the first assassination attempt against Ahmadinejad that he is aware of since the president rose to power in 2005.

    (Leyne was the BBC’s chief TV reporter in Iran until he was expelled amid election protests last year. The government accused him of "false news and reports, ignoring impartiality, supporting the insurgents, trampling the rights of the Iranian nation, fanning the unrest and also provoking public opinion.")

    "If confirmed as an assassination attempt, it would be the first one I have heard of during his presidency, although the president claimed the Americans had a plot to kidnap him when he traveled to Iraq a couple of years ago," he said on the BBC.

    Press TV, Iran's state-run broadcaster, dismissed reports such as Khabar's:

    Speaking to Press TV, an informed source in Iran's presidential office has rejected as false the reports of grenade attack on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    … The source denied the reports, saying no such attack took place.

    Khabar removed the article from its website.

    The semi-official Fars news agency, which had also initially reported that Ahmadinejad had been targeted by a grenade, later changed its report as well – saying the source of the explosion was actually a firecracker, reported the BBC. The firecracker was meant to welcome Ahmadinejad, according to the Iranian TV station Al-Alam.

    The British newspaper the Guardian has posted a photo it claims depicts Ahmadinejad’s bodyguards searching for the source of an explosion.

    However, Al Jazeera correspondent Alireza Ronaghi, reporting from Iran, said that reporters traveling with Ahmadinejad at the time of the alleged incident were unaware of an attack:

    "I also gathered information from some journalists who were part of Ahmadinejad's convoy and they said they haven't heard or seen anything.
    I think it must have been something so insignificant or so small that nobody noticed anything."

    Ahamdinejad continued on to a sports stadium, where he denounced Western sanctions on Iran but said he would be willing to meet President Obama when he came to New York next month for the annual United Nations General Assembly, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

    Fars reported that later this week, Ahmadinejad is scheduled to host President Hamid Karzai of neighboring Afghanistan, whose country has become the primary focus of US military might and a huge recipient of US aid.

    Ahmadinejad, by contrast, has heavily criticized America’s strong sway on the international scene. He routinely casts himself as a man of the people, often passing through throngs on the provincial visits that have become a staple of his presidency, which is now in its second term.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/terro...nation-attempt

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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by youknowwho View Post
    there's no other way for them. the embarassment from being attacked and not being able to counterattack, would fire up another wave of revolution in Iran. it's a lose - lose scenario for Iranian government and I don't think they're gonna go down without hitting others.
    This is entirely possible, but I hope you are wrong. The people who will pay the highest price in such a case are those who have nothing to do with such a decision.

    see joergan's reply.
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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I feel you've misunderstood this conversation. I sent you a PM.
    I did, and I apologize here and now to YNW. I misunderstood your stance, and hope that you don't hold it against me.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Iran: War Option on the Table

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I did, and I apologize here and now to YNW. I misunderstood your stance, and hope that you don't hold it against me.
    Classy. *smooch*

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