Thursday, January 12, 2012

Iran Influential Editor Calls for Retaliation against Israel

Hossein Shariatmadari, the influential editor-in-chief of Kayhan, today called for retaliation against Israeli civilian and military leaders, a day after the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran.

“These corrupt people are easy to identify and are within our reach,” Shariatmadari wrote. "Assassinating army officials and senior leaders in the Zionist government is very easy."

[To read the full text of Shariatmadari’s comments, in Farsi, please click here]


mat said...

Iran war: Excuse for US bankruptcy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:33PM GMT

The US is preparing for a military confrontation with Iran as it is financially, economically, politically and morally bankrupt, a political writer says.

"America is now bankrupt: financially, economically, politically -- and morally. Its criminal aggression towards Iran is just one of many parts of a jigsaw that add up to a clear and grotesque picture of what the United States of America now represents in the 21st Century world," Finian Cunningham wrote in an article published on Global Research.

Terminally in debt, mass poverty at record levels, rampant militarism, and draconian curbs on civil liberties are the signs that the US is bankrupt, according to Cunningham.

The analyst said that "all options on the table" statement by the White House for Iran comes despite the knowledge of US officials that Iran is not after nuclear arms.

"The US is pushing the world into possibly a World War III scenario on the basis of a totally spurious claim that even its own top brass do not believe," he wrote.

Cunningham said that American intelligence agencies in at least two US National Intelligence Estimates in 2007 and 2010 reported that Iran is not attempting to develop a nuclear weapon.

The analyst also referred to recent remarks by Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he confirmed that war plans against Iran are going ahead.

"My responsibility is to encourage the right degree of planning, to understand the risks associated with any kind of military option, in some cases to position assets, to provide those options in a timely fashion. And all those activities are going on," Dempsey said.

The war threats come after four rounds of US-backed sanctions imposed by the UN and unilateral sanctions by certain US allies failed to stop Iran's peaceful nuclear program.

Anti-Iran measures provoked by the US and Israel are aimed to deny Iran's right of having peaceful nuclear technology.

As a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has the legal right to develop nuclear capability for civilian purposes.

Anonymous said...

...undisputed world leaders of empty bluster.

Anonymous said...

"Influential" ? In which circles? He is considered one of the worst increasing among most people including the conservatives and establishment.

Anonymous said...

mat......Sure the US is bankrupt and their military is weak and Iran's military economy and currency is very strong and soon Iran will land men on mars.
What a load of baloney.

Anonymous said...

May I suggest the "Editor" go and do it himself and let the Iranian people sort out the mess that the mullahs have put us in.

Anonymous said...

"May I suggest the "Editor" go and do it himself and let the Iranian people sort out the mess that the mullahs have put us in."

may also suggest if your trying to the Representative of the opposition to current government by virtue of what you just said in terms what the west is doing to Iran you and your kind should never ever have chance to direct anything about iran's future

Anonymous said...

Mullahs are not Iran's problem. Iran's problem is the Jews and AIPAC.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:36 PM

No of course the mullahs are not Iran's problem only Israel and AIPAC imprison torture rape and murder Iranian people and the mullahs are saints.

Anonymous said...

"you and your kind should never ever have a chance to direct anything about iran's future."

Thankfully you and your kind have shown to the Iranian people what a rotten bunch of devils and lying scum they are.
It's the Islamist scummy regime that is the enemy of Iran and don't you ever forget it.
It is the Islamist regime of thuggery that is sucking Iran's blood and don't you ever forget it.
Thankfully me and my kind are the majority and hate the Islamist regime and will see it go back to hell where it came from.
That day is coming sooner than you or your scumbag regime thinks.

Anonymous said...

They literally do, see the scientist killed yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Iran has every right to retaliate.

Anonymous said...

It does not matter if Iran has the worst regime in the world, that is not a license for foreigners to kill professors/scientists, no matter what field they work in. It is that simple. And no one in Iran will forget their crimes.

Anonymous said...

The simplicity is that a Nazi is a Nazi and a terrorist is a terrorist should either look to annihiliate the Jew by gas, nuclear or whatever ungodly device.

Anonymous said...

mat, your one lost soul... get it together.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:13 PM
No Iranian will forget the crimes that the mullah regime has bestowed on the Iranian nation.This scientist is one of the victims of the regime.

Anonymous said...

A little history of how kind these foreigners have been to us, We do not have to go back too far, just couple of hundred years, Russians attack persia 1804-1813 resulting in Treaty of Gulistan, Russians attack Persia resulting in Treaty of Turkmenchay. 1881 and Treaty of Akhal. In allcases Persia looses large chunks of its territory that had held for most of its history. 1941 Soviets and British attack Persia, meet in Tehran and exile the king Reza Shah to island of Mauritius, his fault was he declared Iran to be neutral.1953: coup d'état and overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh. 1981: Crazy Saddam attacks Iran and nearly annexes SW Iran.
Why is it hard to see that no matter who is in charge of Iran has to learn from this history? They better prepare for the next attack by these peace loving nations that have kept invading us.

Anonymous said...

In Iran a Journalist / In US a President Candidate...
US presidential candidate Rick Santorum described the terror attack in Tehran as a wonderful thing. Addressing his supporters in Greenville election campaign he said "on occasion, scientists working on the nuclear program in Iran turn up dead. I think that's a wonderful thing".

Some bloggers call Santorum "sanatorium" = hospital for crazy people.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:23 PM

There was no democratically elected government in Iran.

The Shah chose the prime minister and the parliament approved.

Is that difficult to understand ?

Or are there people out there that still claim that the Iranian people democratically voted the prime minister into office?

But what ever the case was then it was a damn sight better than today in the Fascist Islamic Theocracy where in every street corner there are secret police and basij IRGC thugs ready to arrest anyone looking side ways.
These are the dark ages in Iran indeed.

Steve said...

Well, at the moment, there is no proof, not even hard evidence, that it's really Israel/Mossad which carried out that drive-by bomb attack and assassination of nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan.
Thus, Hossein Shariatmadari of 'Kayhan' is wrong to call for retaliation against Israel, as I don't see how such a move could advance the goals of Iran.

Anonymous said...

The regime was behind the death of the scientist and the editor is a maniac who wants to further advance the cause of the blood stained fanatical theocracy.

Anonymous said...

at anon 11:23 pm

"On 28 April 1951, the Majlis (Parliament of Iran) named Mosaddegh as new prime minister by a vote of 79–12. Aware of Mosaddegh's rising popularity and political power, the young Shah appointed Mosaddegh to the Premiership." That election was according to the Constitution of the Iran at that time, It was as close to a "democratically elected" we got after WWII. The point was even he was not to liking of western leaders. As a matter of fact no political leader that did not considered western interest first would have been accepted at the time.

Anonymous said...

mat---- the US is quite far from bankrupt.... in any way and certainly not financially.

whatever makes you keep repeating that same baseless thing?

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:36--- " Iran has every right to retaliate."

against whom???? it was almost surely an Iranian, pro-regime or anti-regime, who placed that bomb.

and as no one has been caught or even identified, who are you going to retaliate against, and on what basis beyond a guess?

Anonymous said...

Please read "" About A series of CIA memos describing how Israeli Mossad agents posed as American spies to recruit members of the terrorist organization Jundallah to fight their covert war against Ira to see what kind of dirty war is being waged by Israel and then put all in perspective to whom might be responsible for killing the scientists.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:20 PM

yeah, it must be that Israelis fight so dirty that Iran is proud that it sent the terrorist who is now the Iranian Defense Minister to blow up a big bunch of Israelis as well as a bigger bunch of Argentine Jews in Argentina in 1994.

yup, those Israelis are picking on Iranians for no reason.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:33pm

Yes and the Irgun organization which carried out bombing of king David hotel and Deir Yassin massacare in 1948 were only kind acts of Israeli towards rest of humanity. Learn your history so not to sound so hypocrite. Most Irgun members were absobrbed into IDF.

Anonymous said...

That so called commander was behind the murders in Argentina and is wanted by inter pol because he is a low life terrorist.

Anonymous said...

The terrorist theocracy is behind the murder of the scientist because if no one makes martyrs for the regime the gangster theocracy makes its own martyrs by simply killing their own kind and then blaming foreign agents.This coming from a country that even a fly can't cross the border without being swatted.
More martyrs equals more regime fruit cakes coming out to defend the regimes position.
Truly a carousel of madness and blood lust.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:37 PM----The Irgun, as you say, was put out of business60 years ago and no terrorist from the Irgun is currently with us....

It's iran that has a terrorist murderer elevated to the position of Defense Minister and it is Iran that has a defense minister calling for the destruction of Israel just as the old dead guy Khomeini used to do.

It's iran that has first declared Israel to be an enemy and not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

guy is not influential.. its like calling that nutcase "Bill ORailey" influential.

These guys are the one with the loudest voice, nothing more.

they cancel each other out.

Am surprised its mentioned at all. :)