Monthly Archives: July 2006

France Heaps Praise on Iran

The French have officially joined the pro-genoicde camp:

Iran is a significant, respected player in the Middle East which is playing a stabilizing role, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on Monday.

“It was clear that we could never accept a destabilization of Lebanon, which could lead to a destabilization of the region,” Douste-Blazy said in Beirut.

“In the region there is of course a country such as Iran – a great country, a great people and a great civilization which is respected and which plays a stabilizing role in the region,” he told a news conference.

The Soviet Union played a stabilizing role for many years. Tens of millions died in the process.

Rocket Attacks on Israel Continue

The IAF is scaling back for 48 hours. Will Hezbollah? Not likely:

Rocket attacks launched by Hizbullah terrorists from southern Lebanon continued on Monday despite Israel’s agreement to honor a 48-hour moratorium on IAF air strikes on terror targets.

The northern border town of Kiryat Shmona was again struck by rocket fire Monday. The rockets fell in open areas near the town, causing no injuries or damage.

I was following the Qana affair closely yesterday but several ongoing projects kept me tied up. Blogs of War will be operating at 150% by the afternoon though.

Hugo Chavez and Ahmedinejad Meet in Tehran

The battle lines are being drawn:

Anti-U.S. leaders Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad met in Tehran on Saturday, pledging mutual support for one another, state media reported.

Chavez’s two-day visit came as Iran faces renewed international criticism for its nuclear program and as a backer of Hezbollah guerrillas, engaged in fighting with Israel since they captured two Israeli soldiers July 12.

The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council on Friday reached a deal on a resolution that would give Iran until the end of August to suspend uranium enrichment or face the threat of economic and diplomatic sanctions.

Following talks, Chavez pledged that his country would “stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,” state television reported.

Venezuela is beefing up it’s military at a rapid pace. We can thank Spain, Russia, and China for that. It’s even more frightening when you read the report in Iran’s state media:

Confirming Venezuelan president remarks that the US era is coming to an end in the world, the ayatollah noted that this reality can be seen right now and the number of nations and countries who resist against the US are increasing.

Referring to President Chavez stances on the world issues, Ayatollah Khamenei said they reminded the stances of Simon Bolivar, the Latin American Revolutionary figure.

The ayatollah also emphasized the necessity of expansion of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in different fields.

President Chavez, for his part, by expressing pleasure over his new visit to Iran, called Bolivarian revolution of Venezuela as a brother of the Islamic revolution in Iran and said, ” We intend to expand relations with Iran in different areas.”

Chavez said the American empire is coming to an end and the increasing number of governments in Latin America opposed to the US policy is an evidence to prove claim.

He emphasized the necessity of consolidation among countries with the same stance and opposed to the US policies and pointed out that such countries should expand their cooperation and increase their ability and potentials and never be frightened by the US threats.