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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

5 Reasons you should not believe the media's favorite "Iran Experts"

Wednesday, June 28, 2006.
In today’s news reports alone, we have plenty of reasons to distrust these so-called experts. Please consider the following myths promoted by some of these experts:
MYTH: Iranians are united in support of Ahmadinejad.
FACT: There were nearly 500 protests inside of Iran in the past month.FACT: Ahmadinejad's mentor, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi hopes to convince 10% of Iran will support the coming Iranian regime.

MYTH: Ahmadinejad's economic policies are increasing his popularity.
FACT: Ahmadinejad is facing growing discontent over his failed economic policies.

MYTH: Iran and Al Qaeda cannot work together.
FACT: The terrorists who kidnapped Israel soldiers have ties to Iran and Al Qaeda. MYTH: Iran wants a stable Iraq.
FACT: Iranian sponsored Shiites launch an offensive in Iraq.

MYTH: The West’s confrontation with Iran will increase the price of Oil.
FACT: Investment expert predicts oil prices will drop significantly, despite Iran's fear mongering.So where do these "Iran experts" come from?
  • Potkin Azarmehr, Azarmehr Weblog said the Islamic Republic think tank units expertly target the Western newspaper journalists who have the potential of opinion making. Through their "officials" they feed these "experts" with their "sources" of information. A must read.
Other News Reports...

Iran's Supreme Leader says no to more nuclear talks.
  • The New York Times reported that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that talks with the United States would not benefit the Islamic Republic, which is embroiled in a dispute over its nuclear program with the West.
The US refuses to take no for an answer.
  • FOX News reported that Tony Snow said officials don't consider the supreme leader's comments to be an official response. Huh?
Canada takes a tougher stand on Iran than the US.
  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun argued why America could learn a thing or two from Canada on how to deal with Iran.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Rooz Online interviewed, Ali Akbar Moinfar, member of the Revolutionary Council of Iran and former minister of oil who said that the current "unity" of the Iranian leadership "is only a pipe-dream in Iran."
  • Rooz Online reported that activists of the women’s movement in Iran have been under interrogations by security agents since their last rally in Tehran on June 12.
  • SMCCDI reported that students of the Ashtian Azad University protested against the arrest and pressure made on a female students.
  • The Guardian reported on how some Iranian Jews are learning to live with Ahmadinejad.
  • Yahoo News reported that Iran's Revolutionary Guards are set to enter the oil and gas sectors. "The Revolutionary Guards have obtained the contract to develop phases 15 and 16 of South Pars," a huge offshore gas field. The contract was worth 2.09 billion dollars.
  • George W. Bush, The White House said that ten years ago yesterday, in an attack on the Khobar Towers apartment complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 19 members of our Armed Forces were killed, and hundreds of other Americans were injured, by terrorists who we believe were working with Iranian officials.
  • Amir Taheri, Gulf News argued that as the Arab world considers what they should do to meet the challenges they face in a world not made by, and for, them? Taheri provides methods for testing the worth of the various governmental systems in Arab world.
Category: Iran.

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