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Night Watch: BANDAR ABBAS – RIA reports the missile commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, General Mahmoud Chaharbaghi has stated, “Within the first minute of any attacks by enemies against our country, the missiles and artillery units of the ground force is capable of firing 11,000 missiles and shells at targets that are known to us.”
This is not an idle boast, Tehran has made massive preparations for (f)allout war ever since it revived its nuclear weapons program in 1986 with crucial assistance from a government which hates the West even more than Tehran, Beijing, because China knows if Iran is successful then three of Beijing’s rivals will become weaker, the West-India-Russia.
Beijing either exported the material directly or sent it through Pyongyang, until Moscow re-asserted its old influence in North Korea after last year’s underground nuclear test. Most of the missiles launched at Israel will be from Hezbollah in Lebanon and from Syria. Early last month the Israel Air Force (IAF) destroyed a base in Syria designed for that purpose. [RIA]
Tehran – In view of Tehran’s offensive, Iran’s leading nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani has just resigned. Xinhua report his resignation was announced with this terse statement by government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham, “Mr. Larijani has brought forward his resignation for several times and the President now accepted it. Saeed Jalili will take his place.”
Jalili is Deputy Foreign Minister for European-American Affairs, and I suspect Larijani has been attempting to resign becuase he may have had a difficult time maintaining a straight face as he misled, as instructed, European Union (EU) negotiators and the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, institutions Tehran intends to annihilate.
Jalili will continue the deception Tuesday when he meets the High Representative of the European Union Foreign Policy Javier Solana in Rome one of Tehran’s main targets, the other being Vienna. [XINHUA]
Larijani was appointed leading negotiator in August 2005 after Iran’s Presidential election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and right after one of Iran’s negotiators Hosein Musavian was seen on Iranian televison by a British reporter laughing at the EU. (Aug. 15,2005) Musavian admitted Iran used the negotiations to buy time and add to their stockpile.
Tetovo – MakFax reports more than 5,000 people rallied in support of Kosovo independence in downtown Tetovo just 25 miles west of Macedonia’s capital Skopje. A number of banners were carried and one sounded kind of ominous, “Division results in new division”, which has been the situation since Yugoslavia’s division in 1991. But NATO and the EU became divided also and that is why neither institution will survive World War III 1994-2008.
The demonstrators carring that banner were advocating more divisions should happen across the European continent including Mediaeval principalities. Most of the rally was attended by Albanians in Macedonia and Tetovo was the area their revolt against Skopje was concentrated for seven months in 2001 beginning that February. During which a former British negotiator, on the wars in the former Yugoslavia Lord David-Owen, stated publicly NATO should leave the region. The fighting extended NATO forces further south into the trap of Southeast Europe. Just before the fighting began Reuters mentioned Turkey-Iran were comparing intelligence information but it didn’t say about where. [MAKFAX]
Ankara-Tehran knew Skopje was a weak government and more fighting would stretch NATO forces. Both governments want to see fighting resume which will further divide NATO and defeat it. The Balkans is Iran’s Avenue of Invasion into Europe and it will be escorted by militaries in the region since everyone in Southeast Europe hates Vienna once again and the rest of Europe beyond it.
This region was the flashpoint for the First World War 1914-18 and experience heavy fighting in World War II 1939-45. Friday’s demonstration was led by the political parties DPA-PDP and were also addressed by representatives of the Students Union in both Tetovo’s universities and by leaders of the Islamic Religious Community, which is mostly Albanian.