Under Pressure Journalists & Nuclear Crisis

Saminejad’s, jailed blogger, lawyer said court rejected their appeal and he is supposed to remain in prison for next ten months. ISNA, Iranian Students National Agency, has published this news (Persian).

A hot issue in blogs is Seymour Hersh, investigative journalist, article and interviews that US may bomb Iran by nuclear weapons to stop Iran's nuclear project.

Mr.Behi, an Iran based blogger, writes his feeling and thought about this story. Blogger says:

I am starting to believe that we are living in a haphazard time of human history! Can still not be live what I hear about the talks of using nuclear weapons against Iran's nuclear sites! Hey, do you hear me? We are people down here! Can you understand that?
I just know that when US says something and EU calls it stupid and then UK says it is not probable, it will happen!
That is good way of leading the public, first you say “I will use nuclear weapons or it is a wide speculation” then everyone starts criticising the idea, and after a while you say “OK, OK I will only use the regular bombs” and everyone will be smiling ear to ear

Abtahi (Persian), reformist politician & blogger, talks about recent threats against journalists. According to Abtahi, Shargh, a reformist journal, editor says after finishing job at night nobody goes home alone. EtemadeMeli’s which is run by Mr.Karoubi, a reformist cleric, has been attacked by a Molotov cocktail. Abtahi says we can not do anything but at least we must write about these events.

Tajzadeh (Persian) considers US public opinion becomes ready for an attack to Iran. He says recent reports by Fox News shows 85 percent consider Iranian nuclear program has military objectives. He adds 16 percent believe Iran is an immediate danger for US and 40 percent considers a danger in near future.
Tajzadeh says Iranian government’s propaganda about Iranian missiles power and declaration that Israel must be wiped off from map, have united all major countries against Iranian nuclear program and now Iranian case is on United Nations Security Council’s desk.


  • Re: Tajzadeh’s remark!

    While I don’t argue with his post but my question is how can he talk about Fox News Channel based polls and opinions while that channel is not being broadcast in IRAN.

  • AFAIK, Fox News is a cable TV and can not be viewed until you pay for it.

    Here in Canada, I don’t get it because it is expensive. In UK, Sky covers it once in a while.

    No Satellite provider has put fox news channel on its frequencies simply due to its expensive nature.

    And it seems FNC web site (http://foxnews.com) is filtered in Iran.

    Any way, my point is that the regime officials try to base their opinions on web sites such as fox news to prove their own agenda.

  • European worrier

    The International Court of Justice, under preassure, dismissed an advisory opinion on Nuclear weapons when France was testing in the Pacific. At the time Japanese citizens sent petitions by the thousands which where not even looked at. We latter see the consequences like the Tsunami.
    The problem to solve before allowing certain countries to use nuclear energy is the lack of petrol which will finish very soon as both the US and Saudi Arabia have no more in stock.
    Its true that nuclear power can also be used for evil..so for control an internationally owned organization with interests invested could construct,protect, and manage these facilities.
    On the other hand, we are still doomed because there is no proper recyling system, other than sending it off into space.

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