Category: Iran

Lots of opportunities to oust the Islamic Republic without resorting to war.

Investor’s Business Daily: Hillary Clinton’s email server a foreign spy magnet

The private email server of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, set up for personal secrecy purposes, was a “spy magnet” for foreign intelligence services. I wrote about the problem in Investor’s Business Daily. It is worth noting that I gave Clinton’s office a week to respond to my questions, and no one there chose to comment. The text of...

From my former students: Active Measures 2013

Congratulations to my former students, who have put together the second issue of Active Measures journal. It’s available now on Amazon. The journal was, but is no longer, associated with a blog, ActiveMeasures.org. Active Measures is a scholarly journal founded and run by graduate students studying with my former employer, where I was Annenberg Professor of International Communication for 13...

Iran presidential elections don’t matter, Waller tells Arabic TV

Iran’s elections being held today are illegitimate because all candidates are approved by the mullahs who control the regime, an IWP professor tells a US public diplomacy TV channel. (Institute of World Politics news release) “It doesn’t matter who wins the presidential elections in Iran,” Provost J. Michael Waller says on Alhurra, an Arabic-language satellite TV channel broadcast to the Middle East. “Every...

Iranian expats in New York rough up regime spokesman

This just in: Iranian expats and some American supporters make a New York visit uncomfortable for the spokesman for the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, hounding him in the streets, pushing him, roughing him up. A videographer happened to be strategically placed to record the entire incident, which occurred on September 26, 2012. Ramin Mehmanparast, a spokesman for the Iranian...

Too tasteless to watch – but we have to understand it

Sometimes truth-tellers are too tasteless to watch, but I really have a gross website to recommend to anyone wanting to see the disconnect between the theory and practice of sharia-compliant Islamic ideology. The site is called DonkeyJihad.com. That’s pretty much all you need to know – apart from the disclaimer that the site is full of tasteless images that are...

Fear of satellite TV shows Iranian regime knows it’s fragile

Viewers of satellite TV in Iran will now be prosecuted, according to a top state security official. That’s bad news for the short term, but good news for the long term, because it means that the Islamic Republic knows that it is dying. For months, state security agents have been destroying private satellite dishes visibly located on the rooftops of...

Wikipedia report on Haleh Sahabi was altered to give Iranian regime version of her death

Within hours of the Basij murder of human rights activist Haleh Sahabi, a new entry on Wikipedia appeared, which changed the facts to suit the regime’s official line. The Wikipedia page was altered from the original entry, which said she died during a struggle at her father’s funeral, and change to give the regime’s official version that she died from...

Haleh’s murder prompts USA and Britian to demand answers from Iran

The murder of human rights activist Haleh Sahabi (pictured) at the funeral of her dissident father on June 1 – and the regime’s coverup of the crime – has promoted the United States and British governments to demand answers from the Islamic Republic. “Both Haleh and her father suffered in life for their political activism including imprisonment,” deputy US State...

Fearful Iran regime uses commandos to take down satellite dishes

More signs of the Iranian regime’s fear of information: Special units are continuing to dismantle satellite dishes on apartment buildings. This video, brought to us by Freedom Messenger and taken this month, shows a special operations crew on a rooftop so a commando can rappel down to destroy satellite dishes. IranChannel comes across a lot of videos, but they are...

Exposing mullahs’ corruption, if done consistently, can undermine Iranian regime

The Islamic Republic has turned Iran into a theocratic mafiaocracy in which the mullahs and their minions have pimped the revolution for their own financial gain. The regime has used Islamic doctrine as an ideological justification for what has become just another gangster regime. On May 16, we reported on the existence of a list, appearing first on a CNN...