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I know of four accidents involving civilian aircrafts this month. About half thousand died in those events.

Inna Ilayahi wa inna Ilyahi rajiun.

Two of them in Iran. The sanctions’ been killing them. Time to invest in developing civilian aircraft, inshaAllah.

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Just as I had imagined

Kim Zetter, wired.com, Researcher: BlackBerry Spyware Wasn’t Ready for Prime Time, 21 Jul 09, “A BlackBerry software upgrade in the Middle East that turned out to be an e-mail interception program was likely a buggy beta version of a U.S.-made surveillance product, according to an analyst who dissected the malicious code.

Via Virtually Islamic.

Where is the outcry similar to the phoney one we saw about Iranian law?

Go Open Source. Go Linux.

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The former speaker of the US House of Representatives has said that the US should “sabotage” Iran’s oil and gas infrastructure as part of its efforts to bring down the government.

In an interview with Al Jazeera’s Avi Lewis for the Fault Lines programme, Republican Newt Gingrich said targeting Iran’s refinery would spark an economic crisis that would destabilise the government in Tehran.

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“Israel can determine for itself – it’s a sovereign nation – what’s in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else” said Biden.

But, Iran can be told what kind of foreign policy it should have. Conclusion? Iran is not a sovereign nation?

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The world is outraged at the arrest of prominent figures without any charges, and on international waters.

A number of foreign activists are still in detention in a Tel Aviv jail four days after the Israeli navy stopped their boat as they attempted to reach the Gaza Strip.

Mairead Maguire, a Nobel peace prize winner, told Al Jazeera on Saturday that the activists had agreed to remain in detention until Israel agreed to free all of the activists.

The corporate media, however, have blocked the news out.

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Jagat Seths of Iran are happy. I was lucky to have a conversation with one. He was clearly calling for intervention, and even invasion. According to him, villagers in Iran are a minority (20% of the population, to be precise!) Ahmadinjad wants to start a dictatorship. “They want to rule the country according to Islam” he rolls his eyes. “What’s wrong with that?” I ask. “What was wrong with the Taliban?” He retorts. Taliban and the Iranian government? They were mortal enemies, my friend. But if you speak what you do not believe, who can help you?

The real reason he was so furious with the government is that he’s from a very wealthy family in Iran. And they stand to gain a lot from an occupation/or a Shah style puppet government (remember Ahmad Chalabi?).

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