This is The Reason Israel Will Attack Iran SOON
Via Israel Video Network
How is it possible to remain sane in an insane world? Israel knows what the rest of the Western world is afraid to admit… Iran is not the first nation that wanted to wipe out the Jews and take over the world. If Israel doesn’t defend herself and all of humanity who will? A strong and crucial message.
Obama och Kerry trodde Israel var problemet medan Syrien förvandlades till en Jihadstat och Irak för sönder då ISIS växte sig starkt medan Obama beskyllde Israel för allt
Op-ed: While John Kerry wasted his time in Israel in past two years, Syria became a jihadist den, Iraq fell apart and ISIS grew stronger.
Published: 09.19.14, 15:46 / Israel Opinion
Only about two years ago, US Secretary of State John Kerry was convinced that he had found the Archimedean point, which if he would hold onto, he would be able to solve all the problems of the Middle East – Israel.
This was also the perception of President Barack Obama and his Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: A solution in Israel would allow stability in all of the Middle East.
This delusional perception is a continuation of the decades-long approach that Israel is the root of all problems in the Middle East, a sort of almost anti-Semitic approach. Our conflict has been so inflated by politicians and academics, that over the years many have fallen into the trap of thinking that we really are the problem.
Now that same Kerry is trying to build a “coalition” to fight ISIS, and he didn’t even bother to come to Israel, because what good can Israel do? Are we Sunnis or Shiites? Or maybe we are part of the conflict of Arab nationalism against radical Islam?
Indeed, he was very late in understanding that not only are we not an Archimedean point with which the problems of the Middle East can be solved, but that we have a very weak connection to these problems. Only now, the Americans have realized that our conflict is at the margins of the margins of the real problems in the region.
But in the meantime, two years have passed. While Kerry wasted at least 13 journeys here, which showed just how wrong the Americans were in understanding the Middle East, Syria became a den of jihadist murderers, Iraq fell apart and ISIS grew stronger, along with the Islamic defiance to forcibly establish an Islamic caliphate aspiring to reach Western Europe and the United States as well.
Kerry should have dedicated this time to the real problems, not to the imaginary problems, and everyone in the Middle East followed this waste of time and drew their own conclusions.
There is no wonder that the coalition the Americans are now recruiting is agreeing to take shape only through words. Washington’s inability to understand the Middle East is still deterring, because for the local elements, misunderstanding means an existential danger. The Obama regime’s misunderstanding is keeping every potential partner away from this coalition, as it is afraid that it will also be betrayed and abandoned by the Americans, as usual.
The Muslim sides in the Middle East want the United States to fight ISIS, and the US wants the local Muslim groups to fight this organization. Between all these, a real coalition is impossible and remains on the level of rhetoric.
What’s irritating is that in the meantime, ISIS has not wasted any time and is now building a coalition based on passive armistice agreements, while Obama and Kerry’s coalition is supposed to be based on active warfare, which no one is interested in, including the Americans themselves.
The ISIS coalition already includes Turkey, through which military equipment and thousands of fighters are flocking to the organization (ISIS already has 31,000 fighters, and they all arrived through Turkey), and it is even buying cheap oil from ISIS which is flowing to the country through pipes in Iraq and Syria. There is no point in establishing a global coalition against ISIS as long as Turkey supports this organization and ensures that it prospers.
The coalition includes some of the moderate rebels in Syria, and even Syrian President Bashar Assad is a quiet partner of ISIS, with an agreement not to fight each other.
It’s such a shame that the US wasted so much time and effort on marginal things of secondary importance instead of immediately dealing with the main and key issues. Now it’s already too late.
Ron Dermer cautions US against working with Islamic Republic to combat jihadist group in Syria and Iraq
September 19, 2014, 12:48 am
Tehran envoy denies country missed deadline for supplying UN watchdog with information
September 19, 2014, 10:21 am
Iran’s cooperation with UN watchdog investigators is “urgent and essential,” the European Union said Thursday ahead of a new round of talks between Tehran and world powers slated to begin Friday over its nuclear program.
“The EU is disappointed with the very limited progress on [possible military dimensions],” it wrote in a statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to Reuters.
“It is essential and urgent that Iran cooperates fully and in a timely manner with the agency regarding all relevant issues. We urge Iran to demonstrate its cooperation by providing the agency with access to all the people, documents and sites requested, and encourage it to facilitate this cooperation through the issuance of visas.”
Western powers have leveled crushing sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, which they suspect is aimed toward developing nuclear weapons. Iran denies the allegations, but a 2011 IAEA intelligence report indicated that Tehran had a nuclear weapons research program until at least 2003, and may have restarted the program since.
Earlier this month, Iran failed to meet a deadline to provide answers about its controversial nuclear program, according to the IAEA. Tehran had agreed to provide information to allay concerns it was developing nuclear weapons, including a type of detonator that could potentially be used in a bomb.
Iran’s envoy to the IAEA, Reza Najafi, told reporters that “the so-called ‘missing the deadline’ is totally inaccurate,” but said that Iran expected to hold a new meeting with the IAEA soon.
Until last November, Iran had rejected all the claims out of hand, saying they were based on faulty intelligence provided by Israel’s Mossad and the CIA, which it complained it was not even allowed to see.
But in February, Iran promised to share information on its development of a type of detonator with various uses, such as mining, but also in a nuclear bomb. The IAEA is currently analyzing this data.
And in May, Tehran also agreed to exchange information on two other areas: large-scale tests of explosives that could be used in a nuclear bomb; and calculations on the size of a nuclear explosion.
The US State Department has said that the investigation is a “key component of what needs to be discussed” by Iran and the six powers.
Iran and the six world powers will return to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to reach a deal on ensuring Tehran’s nuclear program poses no military threat.
It will be the first meeting between Iran and the so-called P5+1 — comprised of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States plus Germany — since July, when they decided to extend the deadline for a deal to November 24.
However, no major breakthroughs are expected at the talks, which are to continue until the end of next week, as western officials have expressed little optimism.
Negotiators say hurdles remain in the way of a deal, but that holding talks in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly will allow for some high-powered diplomacy to come into play.
Outgoing EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will open the talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before handing over to political directors for negotiations.
A ministerial-level meeting of the P5+1 with Iran is expected next week and US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Zarif.
Western nations agreed to lift some sanctions against Iran last year in exchange for agreement from Tehran to curb nuclear activities and to get to work on a comprehensive agreement.
Negotiators failed to meet a deadline of July 20, but all parties agreed to extend the agreement to November 24 in the hope of getting a final settlement.
While the sides have not ruled out the possibility of another extension, the focus is clearly on beating the clock with a deal by the end of November.
The main sticking point remains Western concern over Iran’s capacity to enrich uranium, a process that can make fuel for peaceful nuclear uses but is also the core of an atomic bomb.
Discussions have revolved around scaling back Iran’s uranium-enrichment capacity to prevent Tehran from “breaking out” and producing a nuclear weapon.
AFP contributed to this report.
Young man and woman used real passports and replaced the photos with their own, in attempt to enter Israel.
Two Iranians in their early 20s, a man and a woman, were arrested in the Kenyan capital Nairobi earlier this week when they were discovered using fake Israeli passports and going by the names Adi and Avshalom.
This is not the first time Iranian nationals are caught abroad with Israeli passports. These passports are very popular in the world because of the relatively extensive freedom of movement they grant their owners.
The difference this time, however, was that the two did not intend to use the passports to move freely in the western world, but in order to enter Israel.
The man’s fake passport
The two tried to board a Brussels Airlines flight to Belgium, and from there board a flight to Tel Aviv.
They were arrested at the Nairobi Airport and taken to the Kenyan immigration office, which informed Israeli authorities of the arrest. The arrest was also reported to the Israeli Embassy in Kenya.
The two Iranians were still being questioned and at present, it is unclear why they sought to enter Israel using the fake passports: whether this was an attempt to spy on Israel, to execute a terrorist attack, or whether the two young people were seeking to start a new life in a western country, and believed Israel was their best option.
The Kenyan authorities provided the Israeli immigration authority with copies of the forged Israeli passports used by the two Iranians to try the country.
Fake passport used by the woman
An investigation found the passports were real passports stolen abroad. It is yet unclear how the two Iranians procured these passports and who replaced the original photos with their photos.
Israeli officials said that while immigration authorities worldwide remain vigilant when it comes to fake Israeli passports – as it is common knowledge it’s easy to forge them – this incident further demonstrates the necessity and advantages of biometric passports, which are impossible to forge.
A biometric passport ensures that even if the passport is lost or stolen, no one else would be able to use it as it would be immediately evident the user is not the passport’s original owner.
The Population and Immigration Authority introduced the option for a biometric passport in late June 2013. A biometric passport requires fingerprints of the two index fingers, and a picture of a person’s facial features.
The Population and Immigration Authority stressed that biometric documentation was the only one that could ensure the personal safety of the individual and safeguard his identity.
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Rose Troup Buchanan Thursday 18 September 2014 Via The Independent
Soheil Arabi says he was in ‘poor psychological condition’ and wrote the insulting Facebook posts ‘without thinking’
A blogger in ‘poor psychological condition’ has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad on Facebook.
According to an ‘informed source’, speaking to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Soheil Arabi, 30, had kept eight Facebook pages under different names and admitted to posting material insulting to the Prophet on these pages.
Mr Arabi, who was arrested along with his wife in November last year by agents from the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), is said to have written the “material without thinking and in poor psychological condition”.
Branch 75 of Tehran’s Criminal Court, under Judge Khorasani, found Mr Arabi guilty of insulting the Prophet, or “sabb al-nabi”, on 30 August.
Article 262 of the Islamic Penal Code states insulting the Prophet carries a punishment of death, however, article 264 of the Penal Code says if a suspect claims to have said the insulting words in anger, in quoting someone, or by mistake, his death sentence will be converted to 74 lashes.
The anonymous source claims: “Unfortunately, despite this Article and the explanations provided, the judges issued the death sentence.
“They didn’t even take any notice of Soheil’s statements in court in which he repeated several times that he wrote the posts under poor [psychological] conditions, and that he is remorseful.”
Although Mr Arabi’s wife was released a few hours after the couples’ arrest in November, Mr Arabi was kept in solitary confinement for two months inside IRGC’s Ward 2-A at Evin Prison, before he was transferred to Evin’s General Ward 350.
“The way he was arrested was illegal. It is not clear how the agents were able to enter their home at that time in the morning. All the doors were locked and family members were asleep. Agents entered his home and bedroom.
“He and his wife were arrested and some of their photographs and personal belongings were taken after their home was searched,” the source also alleges.
Mr Arabi will be able to appeal against the decision until 20 September.