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Iran Has Killed 182 Iraqi Pilots Who Fought in Iran-Iraq War

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 16, 2010

A brief paragraph in the mountain of Wikileaks documents shed a sliver of light on what officials claim is a vicious and coldly efficient Iranian campaign of revenge on Iraqi air force pilots who bombed Iran during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s.

“Many former Iraqi fighter pilots who flew sorties against Iran during the Iran-Iraq war were now on Iran’s hit list, Iran had already assassinated 180 Iraqi pilots.” the Dec. 14, 2009 confidential U.S. cable stated.

Iran used the chaos in the aftermath of the invasion to settle scores from the Iran-Iraq war, an eight-year slug fest from 1980 to 1988 in which an estimated 500,000 Iranians and Iraqis died. The war was largely a bloody standoff that resembled World War I at times with trench warfare, poison gas, human wave and bayonet attacks.

Iran, however, has taken a special vengeance on the pilots of the Iraqi air force and the lawlessness that followed the collapse of Saddam’s regime gave Iran its opportunity.

In addition to the 182 pilots who have been hunted down and killed by Iranian agents, the assassination campaign prompted another 800 Iraqi pilots to flee the country, according to statistics released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry.

The targeting of air force pilots began in Baghdad’s largely Shiite neighborhood of Karradah and reached its peak in the holy month of Ramadan in 2005 when 36 pilots were gunned down in that neighborhood.

Residents of Karradah refer to that killing season as the Black Ramadan.

The Iranian fury was on display in the death of former pilot Sayyid Hussien, a Shiite who felt that he was relatively safe running a hardware store in the Sunni neighborhood of Ghazaliyah. He was wrong. Shiite militia dressed all in black and wearing masks shot him dead in a daylight hit, emptying an entire magazine of 30 bullets into Hussien’s head.

Iranian officials in Baghdad and Washington did not respond to repeated calls for response to the allegations.

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The IraN-IraQ War. Never Forget, Never Forgive!

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 13, 2010

Considered as the bloodiest war of the century right after the Armenian Genocide by the Turks!

Islamic Republic, Roaming in Africa

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 30, 2010

Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said that Iran’s policy towards establishing relations with African countries is strategic, local satellite Press TV reported on Friday.

Larijani lauded the progress achieved in ties between Iran and Africa, adding “the Islamic Republic’s strategy toward African countries is to help them develop and progress and do away with the remaining impacts of colonialism.”

He called for a joint investment plan to boost cooperation between the two countries in different sectors, including energy, mining and pharmaceutical venues, according to Press TV.

For his part, the Kenyan speaker hailed his country’s ties with the Islamic Republic and expressed Nairobi’s willingness to expand mutual cooperation with Tehran in a variety of areas, including technology and industry, according to the report.

Kenneth Marende praised Iran’s technological and industrial advances, which he said would help Kenya on its path to progress.

On Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, who was visiting Burkina Faso, said in Ouagadougou that the Islamic Republic has placed a high premium on ties with Africa as part of its foreign policy approach, according to Press TV.

Mottaki also called for the activation of joint trade and economic commissions and expansion of cooperation on a variety of areas such as trade, agriculture, mining, energy, culture and science between the two nations, said the report.

Guess what?! Kenya also is pursuing the Nuclear Electricity Project, a plan to make Kenya an atomic power producer. The main problem we may face is in mining activities which may goes toward mining Uranium Ore and extracting the fissile materials from it, the same procedure Iran use currently also to make Yellowcake. Ambiguity is not just about Iran- Kenya relationship only; there are more Iranian partners in Africa which can access the Uranium Ore.

When Saddam Hossein was pursing nuclear capabilities, he’d tried to buy uranium Yellowcake from Africa (Niger).

French Pilots Bombed Iran During Iran-Iraq war

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 24, 2010

The West helped Saddam to plan attack on Iran. Provided Saddam with weapons, Missiles and Chemical Weapons. Even when Saddam didn’t have enough pilots to attack Iran, the French provided him with their own pilot to attack Iran. One Million people were killed on each side. About half were Iranians.

Will Israel Bomb Iran?

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 22, 2010

There is a strong evidence to suggest that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran to halt its nuclear ambitions. Israel’s much more stronger and smarter than you can imagine.

Monica Crowley Interviews Scooter Libby

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 8, 2010

Monica Crowley Interviews Scooter Libby – 09/07/10

Tony Blair – Iran “exporting Terrorism” – Iraq “No Regrets” – Full TV Interview

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 4, 2010

Tony Blair returns to the world stage to tell Western democracies to hold their resolve …

No alternative

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 2, 2010

The west should use force against Iran if it “continues to develop nuclear weapons”, Tony Blair said today, aligning himself with US hawks who have called for strikes against Iranian nuclear sites.

The former prime minister made his comments in a BBC interview to publicize his memoirs, A Journey, which are published today.

Blair said it was “wholly unacceptable” for Tehran to seek a nuclear weapons capability and insisted there could be “no alternative” to military force “if they continue to develop nuclear weapons”.

Speaking to Andrew Marr in a BBC interview to be broadcast tonight, Blair says: “I am saying that I think it is wholly unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapons capability and I think we have got to be prepared to confront them, if necessary militarily. I think there is no alternative to that if they continue to develop nuclear weapons. They need to get that message loud and clear.”

In a political memoir Blair echoed previous statements that the 2003 invasion was justified because Saddam Hussein posed a threat and could have developed weapons of mass destruction.

Tony Blair said he could have not have imagined what he called the “nightmare” that unfolded in Iraq but still did not regret joining the U.S.-led invasion.

It makes me laugh and cry at the same time when people say that Saddam didn’t have weapons of mass destruction before U.S. invasion and call it false report.

Nearly 16 years after the war ended, on July 2004, Abdolah Ramezanzadeh, the government spokesman for ex-president Khatami, stated that there were still 240,000 victims of Saddam’s chemical attacks living in Iran. Whomever that doesn’t believe, can go to Iran and see with their own eyes.

Witness – Shahrbanoo

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on June 1, 2010

 The encounter of an American woman with a super-conservative Iranian family living in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Tehran. An extraordinary trip deep into the heart of conservative Iran.

Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on May 1, 2010

Nearly 16 years after the war ended, in a weekly press briefing on July 2004, Abdolah Ramezanzadeh,the government spokesman for ex-president Khatami, stated that there were still 240,000 victims of Saddam’s chemical attacks living in Iran.

After Saddam’s 1988 attacks on Halabja, which killed around 5,000 Kurdish civilians in northen Iraq, US official initially blamed Iran for the atrocity. Then suddenly in 2003, the british and US governments repeately cited Iraq’s use of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war as a major justification for invading Iraq.

Kenneth Pollack, an ex-member of US national security council and at one time a principle working-level official responsible for implementing US policy to Iraq, has set out in detail what happened: ‘Washington began passing high-value military intelligent to Iraq to help it flight the war, including information satellites that helped fix key flaws in the fotifications protecting al-basrah that prove important in Iran’s defeat.’ He added that, ‘By 1982, Iraq accounted for 40 percent of french arm exports,’ while paris sold Baghdad a wide range of weapons,including armoured vehicles, air defence radars, surface-to-air misslies, Migrate fighters and Extocet anti-ship missiles,’ Pollack additionally points out that ‘German firms also rushed in without much compution, not only selling Iraq large numbers of truckes and automobiles but also building vast complexes for Iraq’s chemical warfare, biological warfare and ballistic missile programmes.’

The west sponsered Saddam’s despite clear evidence as early as 1983 that Iraq was using chemical weapons on Iranian forces.

Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has told an inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war that he has “no regrets” about removing Saddam Hussein from power.

He told the inquiry if Saddam had not been removed “today we would have a situation where Iraq was competing with Iran” both in terms of nuclear capability and “in respect of support of terrorist groups”.

“The decision I took – and frankly would take again – was if there was any possibility that he could develop weapons of mass destruction we should stop him.”

It makes me laugh and cry at the same time when people say that Saddam didn’t have weapons of mass destruction before U.S. invasion and call it false report.