Netanyahu: Iran Is the Terrorist ‘Mother Regime’

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25 January, 2009

excerpt from: Iran Is the Terrorist ‘Mother Regime’

by Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, 24 January 2009

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Rather than looking for solutions from Egypt, however, Mr. Netanyahu’s gaze is intently fixed on Iran, a subject that consumes at least half of the interview. Iran is the “mother regime” both of Hamas, against which Israel has just fought a war, as well as of Hezbollah, against which it fought its last war in 2006. Together, he says, they are more than simply fingers of Tehran’s influence on the shores of the Mediterranean.

“The arming of Iran with nuclear weapons may portend an irreversible process, because these regimes assume a kind of immortality,” he says, arguing that the threat of a nuclear Iran poses a much graver danger to the world than the current economic crisis. “[This] will pose an existential threat to Israel directly, but also could give a nuclear umbrella to these terrorist bases.”

How to stop that from happening? Mr. Netanyahu mentions that he has met with Barack Obama both in Israel and Washington, and that the question of Iran “loomed large in both conversations.” I ask: Did Mr. Obama seem to him appropriately sober-minded about the subject? “Very much so, very much so,” Mr. Netanyahu stresses. “He [Mr. Obama] spoke of his plans to engage Iran in order to impress upon them that they have to stop the nuclear program. What I said to him was, what counts is not the method but the goal.”

It’s easy to believe that Mr. Netanyahu, of all people, must be wishing President Obama well: If diplomacy with Iran fails and the U.S. does not resort to military force, it would almost certainly fall to Mr. Netanyahu to decide whether Israel will go it alone in a strike. (In a separate interview earlier that day, a senior military official assured me that a successful strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities is well within Israel’s capabilities.)

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Syria will be first rogue state to get Barack Obama charm offensive

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25 January, 2009

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…

Syria will be first rogue state to get Barack Obama charm offensive

Barack Obama will seek to befriend Syria and enlist the rogue state’s help in fighting terrorism, in what US officials see as the first test of his plans to talk to America’s enemies.

by Tim Shipman, Sunday Telegraph, 25 January 2009

Diplomats and Democrats in Washington have confirmed that Mr Obama wants to persuade the Syrian leader, Bashar Assad, to cooperate with the West, in the hope that he will loosen his country’s close ties to Iran, forcing Tehran to the negotiating table as well.

During his presidential campaign, Mr Obama pledged to speak to states like Iran and Cuba without imposing preconditions as the Bush administration did on any contacts.

But in conversations with allies since his election, Mr Obama has made clear that he believes the key to improving the political situation in the Middle East is to peel Syria away from its longstanding alliance with Iran, rather than to immediately start negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear weapons programme.

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Chomsky: No change coming with Obama

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President Obama’s Weekly Address 01.24.09

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In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discussed how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy.

(This video is public domain per White House copyright policy.)

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updated

Congressional office admits:

Obama stimulus plan won’t meet job-creation target

By Patrick Martin
http://www.wsws.org
26 January 2009

The Obama administration and congressional Democrats began the final push for passage of an $825 billion economic stimulus plan this weekend, but an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) conceded that the measure would pump far less money into the economy over the next two years and create far fewer jobs than promised.

Obama devoted his first Saturday morning radio address to the legislation, which is to be voted on in the House of Representatives Wednesday. Senate consideration would begin after House passage, with the first action scheduled for Monday, February 2.

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via Obama stimulus plan won’t meet job-creation target.

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Over a dozen university occupations for Palestine + The Yellow Army + 14th day of hunger strike (updated)

Updated: 1.29.09 added another protest story; see below

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“Same as it ever was” Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime

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Edgar Aldrett on Jan 22, 2010

From the concert film “Stop Making Sense”.

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Mosaic News – 1/23/09: World News From The Middle East

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“Life Begins to Return to Normal in Gaza,” Dubai TV, UAE
“IDF Achieves its Goals in Gaza,” IBA TV, Israel
“Anti-Israel Sentiments on the Rise in Indonesia,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Arab Leaders Risk Losing Legitimacy,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Gaza in Ruins,” Al Aqsa, Gaza
“Lost Childhood,” Al Jazeera English, Qatar
“Ending Weapons Smuggling into Gaza,” Nile TV, Egypt
“EU to Remove Iranian Opposition Group from Terror List,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Ousted Mauritanian President Returns to Nouakchott,” New TV, Lebanon
“Obama and the Middle East,” Link TV, USA
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.

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Thain was robbed! Or, why a–holes are always in charge, by Greg Palast

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by Greg Palast
Greg Palast
1.24.09

John Thain is the guy that looks like a Clark Kent doll you saw grinning from page one of your paper Friday morning. Thain was just fired by Bank of America because the square-jawed executive demanded a $30 million bonus after losing $5 billion in just three months at the bank’s Merrill Lynch unit. In addition, Thain spent over a million dollars redecorating his office while, at the same time, the U.S. Treasury was bailing out his company with billions in aid. Thain’s office re-do included the installation of a $35,000 toilet bowl.

Thain was robbed. He shouldn’t have been fired; he should have gotten a $60 million bonus — and Obama should immediately hire him as Secretary of the Treasury in place of that tax-dodging lightweight that’s been nominated, Timothy Geithner.

Here’s the facts, ma’am. …

For the remainder of the story on Thain’s toilet and the economic crisis, go to www.SuicideGirls.com. Palast’s investigative reports for BBC TV, Rolling Stone and others can be seen at www.GregPalast.com

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The Daily Show: Obama Closing Gitmo

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The prisoners at Guantanamo could go to prisons within the US, to allies abroad, or to synchronized dance squads.

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