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ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN – ITS QUDS AND HEZBOLLAH ARM – ATTACKS ON COUNTRIES, POPULATION [updated 0ct/11]

October 12, 2011

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN – ITS QUDS AND HEZBOLLAH ARM – ATTACKS ON COUNTRIES, POPULATION

  • 1979, Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guards hijack Americans at the U.S. embassy in Tehran.[1][2]
  • Attacking US Marine Barracks in Oct. 1983, killing 241 Americans and 58 French soldiers.[3][1][4] Marking a milestone in global terror – massacres tactics, with Hezbollah’s introduction of the ‘massive bombing’ by suicide, by the ‘truck bomb.’[5] Under the “spiritual” guidance of Sheik Fadlallah.’[6][7][8]
  • The 1983 attacks on US and French embassies in Kuwait. Six people (including the bomber) killed, more than 80 injured.[1][9][10] This time, the Iran backed terror group using an alias name “the call.”[11]
  • Hijacking of Kuwaiti airlines in 1984 – flight 221, four passengers are murdered,[12] in 1988 – Flight 422.[13][14]
  • In 1984 Iran attacked Kuwaiti and Saudi oil tankers.[15][16]
  • 1984-6 Kidnap, torture and murder of Lebanese Jews.[28]
  • Bombing of US embassy in Lebanon in April 18, 1983, killing 63.[29][1]
  • Sept. 20, 1984, Hezbollah bombs the U.S. embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24.[30][31]
  • Bombings in Paris, France, in 1985 and 1986, 13 killed, hundreds injured.[13]
  • April 12, 1985 bombing of a restaurant in Madrid, Spain, 18 Spaniards killed, 15 Americans injured, Hezbollah claimed responsibilty under its “Islamic Jihad” alias.[32][33]
  • Hijacking of TWA flight in 1985 en route to Rome from Athens.[34][35] Robert Dean Stethem was brutally beaten by the Hezbollah before being executed.[36]
  • Attacking Israel via Hezbollah and Hamas[37][38] terror “freedom fighting” Jihadi organizations.[39][40][26] More noticeably – Iranian equipped[41] and technoligally supported[42] – missile attacks by the Hezbollah on residents beginning in mid 1993,[43] continuing after the IDF pulled out of Lebanon[44] and in the war of 2006. Hamas’ massacres targeting Israeli civilans have caused great havoc, heavy casualties, especially during the height of the “intifadas,” it rose since 2000.[45] The two terror groups cooperate, [46] at times even join in attack.[47]
  • Downing of a French airline in October 1989 (Palestinian-Hezbollah linked operation).[48]
  • Unsuccessful attempt to carry out attacks in Cyprus in 1988; a plot, foiled by Spanish police, to carry out attacks against Jewish targets in Europe in 1989; an unsuccessful attempt to detonate a car bomb outside a Jewish community building in Romania in 1992; and a planned 1996 attack, also foiled by police, on an Israeli institution in Paris.[49]
  • 1992 Bombing of Israeli embassy in Argentina. Killed 29.[50][51]
  • 1994 Bombing of AMIA Jewish community building in Argentina, killed 85 and wounded 300, both, Iran and Hezbollah were charged.[52][53]
  • July 19, 1994 bombing of Panamanian airline. Kills everyone (21) on board.[54][55]
  • July 26, 1994, Israeli embassy bombing in London, injuring 14.[56]
  • 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, 19 American servicemen killed, over 500 people injured in the apartment complex. Iran is linked.[57][32]
  • US court finds Iran and its Hezbollah arm involved in the 9/11 massacre [September 11, 2001, where close to 3,000 people died], that they aided the attackers.[58][59][60][61][62] Hezbollah also initiated/invented the ‘9/11 Conspiracy Theories’ on its ‘s television station al-Manar, six days after 9/11 which brought the ugliness of of: ‘9/11 Conspiracy Theories Take Root in Arab/Muslim World.’[63] True that “Qaeda No 2” said that “Iran propagated 9/11 theory.”[64] Hezbollah offered help for the M. Moore’s film: ‘Farenheit 911.’[65]
  • Killing of many American and British soldiers in Iraq (its trainers and weapons found, Dating at least since November 24, 2003 as reported then by the New York Times.[66] The Iranian/Hezbollah involvement includes training Iraqis how to kidnap Americans.[67][68] Iran’s Quds have been blamed for planting IED devices.[69]
  • Killing of many of US, NATO soldiers in Afghanistan (backing Taliban).[70][71][72]
  • Hezbollah “activities” in Somalia (as accused by United Nations monitors) helping the terrorists Islamists.[73][74]
  • Many (Christian and moderate, pro-western) Lebanese citizens fell victims to the terrorizing Hezbollah mob.[75][76][77]
  • In 2009, Hezbollah plotted attacks on Egyptian targets.[82][83]
  • In May 2009, Azerbaijan said Iran-Hezbollah plotted to attack the Israeli embassy in that country.[84][85]
  • In 2010, Mexico foiled a plot by Hezbollah to establish a new network throughout Latin America, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Seyassah.[86]
  • In 2011, after Tehran has been seeking to destabilize and annex the island nation for decades. It established a military wing for Hezbollah in Bahrain, and its thugs incited “protests” in that country.[87]
  • At the 2011 uprising in Syria, Iran, its Hezbollah thugs helped Syrian tyrants to oppress, kill protesters and commit atrocities against its civilians.[88][89]
  • In May-September, 2011, Iran [its Quds arm] plotted to hire Mexican drug cartel to assasssinate Saudi ambassador with a bombing attack on a restaurant that would kill hundreds.[90][91][92][93][94]
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(Roosevelt-ism /) Reagan-ism VS (Carter-ism/) Obama-ism

February 6, 2011


As I see MSM admitting Reagan’s heroism and ‘American legacy,’ they link his legacy to his own hero: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Now, let’s examine historical perspective, how is (Roosevelt-ism /) Reagan-ism VS (Carter-ism/) Obama-ism, in:

Pride VS shame

Pro-American, Pro-freedom, pro-Israel, anti-Islamism.

Or, What would Reagan do/say today?

FDRReaganCarterObama

F.D.R.


F.D.R. Pro Israel, pro Zionism, protesting British bias for allowing Arab immigration (the main origin of “Palestinians”) exceeding Jewish immigration that was blocked by the infamous British ‘White paper.’

Rights of the Jewish People to a Sovereign State in their Historic …Nov 16, 2003 … Indeed, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt concluded in 1939 that “Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during the whole period.” …
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp507.htm


The memoirs of Cordell Hull: Volume 2, Part 2 Andrew Henry Thomas Berding, Macmillan Co., 1948, (1804 pages) , p. 1530
…and a good deal of dismay the decisions of the British Government regarding its Palestine policy.” He continued: “Frankly, I do not believe that the British are wholly correct in saying that the framers of the Palestine Mandate ‘could not have intended that Palestine should be converted into a Jewish state against the will of the Arab population of the country.’ […] I believe that the Arabs could be brought to accept this because it seems clear that 75000 additional immigrants can be successfully settled on the land and because also the Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during this whole period.
http://books.google.com/books?id=dAh3AAAAMAAJ&dq=vastly
F.D.R.: 1928-1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, p. 886

http://books.google.com/books?id=gPh2AAAAMAAJ&dq=
Arab+immigration+into+Palestine+since+1921+has+vastly+exceeded+the+total+Jewish+immigration+during+this+whole+period


“A history of the Middle East”, Saul S. Friedman, 2006, p. 244

The Arabs Declare War upon the Axis
In February 1945, King Ibn Saud met with Franklin Roosevelt aboard the cruiser Quincy, anchored at the Bitter Lake of Suez. The American president, returning from his meeting with Stalin at Yalta, was exhausted, but he later informed Congress:
“I learned more about the whole problem, the Moslem problem, the Jewish problem, by talking with Ibn Saud for five minutes than I could have learned in the exchange of two or three dozen letters.”

http://books.google.com/books?id=LCNpmgDOYTwC&pg=PA244

“Is Islam Compatible with the Constitution?”, Steve Klein, p. 172

From what we have discovered, it appears that Mohammed and his brand of Islam, Saudi Wahhabism, is not favorable toward the four freedoms of Franklin D. Roosevelt: Freedom of speech and religion, freedom from fear and want.

http://books.google.com/books?id=3YGTM-KHYQcC&pg=PA172

December 7, 1950 – Jihad Watch

Dec 7, 2010

Nine years after Pearl Harbor, World War II had been over for five years. The nation was strong and confident in the face of the Cold War threat from the Soviets, and was in the process of magnanimously helping Germany and Japan rebuild.

Nine years after 9/11, and we are barely even at square one. Consider, by way of comparison, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s speech to Congress the day after the Pearl Harbor attacks and the U.S. in the age of Barack Hussein Obama. The similarities — and the differences — are striking.

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Speech to the U.S. Congress on December 8th, 1941 (as delivered)

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

And on September 11, 2001 — a date which will likewise live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the forces of the global Islamic jihad.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. […]

The United States was at peace with the warriors of Islam, and considers itself to be at peace with them still, and has undertaken numerous efforts to mollify Muslims and convince them that it has no quarrel with Islam or with Muslims at all.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. […]

It will be recorded that the doctrines of jihad in Islam and the statements of jihad terrorists worldwide make it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned as a jihad attack. During the ensuing nine years, Islamic spokesmen have deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The People of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

Islamic jihad forces are currently operating in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, Chechnya, and elsewhere. The jihadists have, therefore, undertaken an offensive extending throughout the world. The facts of 9/11 and today speak for themselves. Yet the People of the United States largely remain unequipped to form their opinions and understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation, for neither government nor media is telling them the truth about the nature of the threat.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. […]

Today the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy involves people who hold exactly the same belief-system as that held by those who attacked us on 9/11 in vital measures taken for our defense.

And not even nine years after 9/11 does our nation as a whole fully understand the character of the onslaught against us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounding determination of our People – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941 a state of War has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounding determination of our People – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God.

But Congress has declared no state of War, and nine years after the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Islamic jihadists on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, no one is even sure who or what we are fighting.

Except, that is, our jihadist enemies themselves. They know full well who they are and what they are about. And the fog of deception is one of their foremost and most effective weapons in this country.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/12/december-7-1950.html

______________________

REAGAN

“The Reagan presidency: an oral history of the era”, Deborah Hart Strober, Gerald S. Strober, p. 189, 2003 (631 pages)
President Reagan and Israel Shimon Peres Israel was one of those issues about which he had a very clear opinion; he was unshakable — he was a staunch supporter. From that point of view, he belonged to the good people of this world.

http://books.google.com/books?id=3FcLzstBMOwC&pg=PA189

The Prince: The Secret Story of the World’s Most Intriguing Royal, Prince Bandar Bin Sultan – Page 68
William Simpson, HarperCollins, 2008 (496 pages)

As Reagan had entered office with the reputation of being very pro- Israeli and cynical about the Arab nations, his staunch support for the AWACS sale was surprising.

http://books.google.com/books?id=at9z3p2c-MEC&pg=PA68


Reagan: A Staunch Friend of Israel

Jon E. Dougherty, NewsMax.com
Wednesday, June 9, 2004

While most American leaders over the past several decades have been supporters of Israel, the lone democracy in the Middle East, few were better friends of the Jewish state than Ronald Reagan.

The late president opened communications, security and economic links to Israel – many of which still exist today – that resulted in the close, symbiotic relationship between Washington and Jerusalem, according to U.S. and Israel political analysts and experts.

Also, Reagan shared a spiritual bond with Israel that has been compared with President Bush’s understanding of the strategic, historic and biblical role of Israel, say experts.

“It seems that presidents like Reagan and Bush who have a foundation in the Bible have a better understanding of what Israel’s role is in the world,” said Helen Freedman, the executive director of American For a Safe Israel [AFSI], based in New York City.

“Israel is not meant to be a nation like all the other nations,” she told NewsMax. “It’s not meant to be absorbed into the Middle East or the Commonwealth of Nations. It is a nation that represents the biblical promise – the Promised Land, the chosen people, and its obligation to be a light unto the nations.”

Reagan, Freedman said, was a president “we had heard woke up every morning and asked to do God’s will – not his will, but God’s will. We believe President Bush is somewhat on that track also.”



Israel Legacy



In many respects, experts said Reagan was the best U.S. friend Israel has had since its founding in 1948.

Among his many accomplishments was his successful efforts to get the Soviet Union to allow persecuted Russian Jews to emigrate to the Jewish state. Reagan’s policies eventually led to a tidal wave of immigrants for Israel.



“There are a number of things President Reagan did that are monumental in their importance to U.S.-Israel relationship,” said Josh Block, a spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC] in Washington, D.C.

Among them:

  • Reagan was instrumental in the enhancement of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation Agreement, which resulted in the establishment of the Joint Political-Military Group [JPMG], a Pentagon program which oversees joint intelligence and military ventures between both nations.

  • The nation’s 40th president oversaw the creation of the Joint Security Assistance Planning Group [JSAP] in April 1988, a mechanism by which both countries review Israel’s security needs in light of current threat assessments and U.S. budgetary demands. This forum is enormously important for deciding a wide array of bilateral strategic interests, said AIPAC.

  • A strategic relationship that has led to advances for both countries in their battles against terrorism.

  • The signing of an American-Israel free trade agreement, which allowed Israeli companies to compete equally with European companies. Since 1985, trade between the two countries has increased 400 percent and topped $20 billion last year (Israel is the United States’ 21st largest trading partner). This agreement served as a model for other, similar agreements, including the North America Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

    When he signed the agreement, Reagan said, “I believe this new economic relationship with our friends in Israel will further our historic friendship, strengthen both our economies, and provide for new opportunities between our peoples for communication and commerce.”

    Block said in 1985 and 1986, when the Israeli economy was experiencing inflation rates as high as 445 percent, Reagan approved $1.5 billion in Israeli assistance, which was paid in two installments — one each year.

    “It was an extraordinarily important effort to help Israel make it through their economic crisis,” he said.



    Bolstering Aid Packages



    Prior to the Reagan presidency, the U.S. provided financial backing and assistance to Israel via a collection of loans and grants.

    But after he took office, the loans and grants evolved into the “very important economic and military aid” the U.S. currently and regularly provides Jerusalem, America’s only democratic ally in the Middle East.

    “Israel has received more direct aid from the United States since World War II than any other country,” but the amounts during the first half of that time period “were relatively small,” writes Mitchell Bard, for the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.

    “Starting with fiscal year 1987, Israel annually received $1.2 billion in all grant economic aid and $1.8 billion in all grant military assistance,” Bard wrote. But, he added, “In 1998, Israel offered to voluntarily reduce its dependence on U.S. economic aid. According to an agreement reached with the Clinton Administration and Congress, the $1.2 billion economic aid package will be reduced by $120 million each year so that it will be phased out in ten years.”

    Still, half those savings ($60 million) will be added to Israel’s military aid package.



    Commonsense Friend



    Reagan seemed to be at ease in his dealings with Israel, partly because experts believe he knew and understood the importance of a strong Jewish state in the region.

    “He had some real good commonsense approaches” to U.S. relations with Israel, said Freedman, of AFSI. “He understood Jerusalem could not be divided, and that there cannot be a Palestinian state” because the latter “would spell the end of Israel,” she said.

    Block said Reagan signed a strategic letter of understanding in 1982 with the Israeli administration of Prime Minister Menachem Begin, which is still used by both governments today.

    Rabbi Dr. Morton H. Pomerantz, a leading New York rabbi, told NewsMax that Reagan “was a friend of Israel from the time the country was founded, and he was very consistent.”

    Pomerantz said while Bush understands that Israel “lives under the kind of terrorism that struck the U.S. on September 11, 2001,” he also agreed that Reagan saw early the terror threat to both countries as well, especially after Iranian-backed terrorists bombed a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983, killing 241 Marines.

    “Reagan recognized Israel as an actual ally during the Cold War,” he said, “which he was most responsible for winning.”

    Reagan may have used Israel to help him defeat the Evil Empire. But he had a deep affinity for the only other nation to claim a Providential founding.

    “In Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of courage and faith,” Reagan once remarked. “Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits claimed the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions that. Israel is a land of stability and democracy in a region of tyranny and unrest.”
    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/6/8/172342.shtml

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    CARTER

    While Jimmy Carter, called the worst president in 20th century, simply lost it, lost the America’s trust in him, from the New York Times of Jan. 21, 981: Reagan Takes Oath as 40th President; Promises an ’Era of National Renewal’–Minutes Later, 52 U.S. Hostages In Iran Fly to Freedom After 444-Day Ordeal
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    Infamous Carter, as in causing [indirectly] the fascist ‘Islamic revolution’ that endangers the world today with Hezbollah Mahdi thugs (not only reacking havoc in Lebanon and Israel but) in major (Islamic) hot spots, including in: Somalia, Iraq (more ), Afghanistan, and playing a a dangerous game in Latin America. Arming itself with nuclear arms capabale of reaching Europe and calling genocide on the Jews in Israel.
    the Ex-President For Sale, who -with Arab oil lobby’s money- published his venemous anti-Israel hate book, this, despite his own admission on CNN: “I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis.”

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    OBAMA?

    So far, Obama has cowed to Islamic leaders, bowed to Arab Muslim tyrants, “apologized” for America’s mistakes, toured the world, often as an embarrased American… worst, (unlike the crystal clarity that of Reagan’s) he can’t even seem to define the Islamic militant threat upon the world.

    Conclusion

    To Prez. Obama, your actions will determine if you will become a ‘Reagan’ or a ‘Carter’ in America’s hearts, empty spinning “words” alone simply won’t do it.