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Whats with all these No War with Iran events ???

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Whats with all these No War with Iran events ??? Reply with quote

Whats with all these No War with Iran events? Are they sponored by the IRI, or are they legit.

Any talks involving No War with Iran, MUST be based on FULL SUPPORT of the Democracy movment in Iran and an end to the corrupt, murderous and despised totalitarian dictatorship of the Mullah$!!!

Or else its only serving the intere$t$ of the Terrori$t Mullah$ and their corrupt Western buddie$ in the U$, EU, Ru$$ia and China!

Unfortunately the Mullah$ have developed an elaborate network of Mullacracy defenders and apologists spread out throughtout US academia and liberal circles, who do nothing but try to prolong the reign of terror by these murderous thugz!!!


Just one of these peace events (feel free to email them and let them know what you think! ) :

Wed Jun 14: talk: Iran, war and NPT @ New School

The Physicians for Social Responsibility/NYC and The Wolfson Center
for National Affairs of the New School University present

Wed. June 14, 2006 6:30 - 9 pm

Iran: how to avert war and save the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

Theresa Lang Student Center, New School University
55 West 13th Street, Second Floor NY, NY

A conversation between John Burroughs, J.D., Ph.D., Executive
Director of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, and an expert
on the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and Ervand Abrahamian, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, CUNY Graduate Center and author of Iran Between
Two Revolutions. Their conversation is intended to generate an
informed discussion with the audience on "how to avert war and save
the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty." The discussion will be
moderated by Dr. Tom Fasy, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of
Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and member of the
Executive Committee of Physicians for Social Responsibility/NYC and
opening remarks by Dr. Sondra Farganis, PhD, Director of the Wolfson
Center. An informal reception will follow.

A modest admission is required at the door. However, RSVP at
718-703-4041and leave your full name on the recording to be put on a
guest list for no charge admittance.

John Burroughs, Executive Director
Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy
675 Third Avenue, Suite 315 New York, NY 10017-5704 USA
tel 212 818 1861; fax 212 818 1857 www.lcnp.org
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Shanghai Surprise (Shame, Wake Up Call For USA and EU Appeas Reply with quote

Shanghai Surprise (Shame, Wake Up Call For USA and EU Appeasers)


June 15, 2006
The Wall Street Journal
Review & Outlook

For troubling double-speak from autocratic nuclear powers, look no further than today's Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Shanghai. There, the heads of China, Russia, Pakistan and Iran, among others, will discuss the SCO's "peaceful development." Given the group's aggressive anti-American bent and growing political clout, that's cause for concern.

Until recently, the SCO elicited predictable yawns from most Western capitals, and for good reason. Launched in 1996 as the "Shanghai Five" -- China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan and Tajikistan -- the group worried mostly about resolving border disputes and keeping an eye on minority ethnic groups like China's long-suppressed Uighurs.

But it quickly evolved. Three years on, the five extended their mandate to include fighting terrorism and other cross-border menaces. That had merit. Central Asia is peppered with nasty outfits, like Nepal's Maoist insurgency, which literally bleed across borders. In 2001, the group renamed itself and expanded to include Uzbekistan, which was struggling at the time with a domestic, al Qaeda-linked, radical Islamic movement.

Last year's meetings hinted at a different mission. "Peace Mission 2005," a massive military exercise funded mostly by China, showcased the SCO's nascent military muscle. Then, the summit participants inked a resolution calling for the U.S. to quit military bases in Uzbekistan, which it eventually did. That success may embolden the SCO -- particularly with presence of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this year -- to press for a more lenient treatment of Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

Beijing denies that the SCO has aspirations to be an Eastern version of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Even if that were the goal, it would take years for the SCO's signatories to develop common procedures and interoperable technologies. But given the amount of weaponry that they sell to one another, that's feasible, given time. Allowing the U.S. to observe its exercises might ease some of those fears.

It's the SCO's growing political weight that currently worries us. The grouping clearly has grand pretensions. Russian President Vladimir Putin dubbed it an "influential regional organization" in an article this week. The United Nations inaugurated an SCO secretariat in 2004, and SCO representatives have reached out to the OSCE and the Association of Southeast Asian nations.

The SCO is eyeing an expansion past its clubby authoritarian roots, too. This year, it extended "observer" status to democracies like India and Afghanistan, the leaders of which are attending today's meetings. For Mongolia, a democratic nation physically squeezed between Russia and China, keeping a close eye on the SCO is probably a good idea. But beyond energy interests -- which admittedly are large -- it's hard to see why New Delhi or Kabul would itch for closer political ties to the SCO, a grouping that, for instance, Belarussian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is itching to join. That's one more point for the U.S. Congress to examine as it considers the recently negotiated U.S.-India nuclear deal.

Today's summit represents another example of China quietly extending its influence into parts of the world that Western, free nations have ignored. Beijing has invested heavily in transport links to its Central Asian neighbors over the past decade, for instance, and trade -- and political goodwill -- has spiked accordingly. "Uzbekistan sees China as a reliable and magnificent neighbor and partner," Uzbek strongman Islam Karimov quipped yesterday. Russo-Sino relations may not be as close, but it's convenient, for now, to cooperate within the SCO to reduce American influence in Central Asia.

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld remarked that it's "passing strange that one would want to bring into an organization that says it is against terrorism one of the leading terrorist nations in the world: Iran." For an organization that says it wants to play a useful regional role in combatting terrorism, inviting a terrorist state to join suggests that it has other goals in mind.
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