May 22, 2013
New and Interesting Stuff
From Internet Haganah.
Having previously granted themselves a license to provide services to designated Foreign Terrorist Organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad, cloudflare.com now comes to our attention as service provider for warez.ir:
Explosion at Iranian Military Chemical Complex. Don't you just hate it when that happens?
Ronen Solomon 9/5/2013 - The explosions that occurred two days ago apparently destroyed a facility suspected throughout the past decade as part of an Iranian program for developing chemical weapons and producing fuel for surface-to-surface missiles
April 11, 2013
Sith Lord Steals Laptop
A man in the UK's laptop was stolen, it ended up in Iran in the hands of a Sith Lord!
It is only natural. She stole your laptop and you wanted revenge.
Hat Tip: Robert.
March 21, 2013
Gauss Aimed at Iranian Banking System?
Money in an Iranian bank? Might be safer in Cypress.
Gauss. A novel scheme encrypting one of its main engines has so far defied attempts to crack it, generating intrigue and raising speculation that it may deliver a warhead that's more destructive than anything the world has seen before.Just sayin'.....
Gauss has the ability to steal funds and monitor data from clients of several Lebanese banks, making it the first publicly known nation-state sponsored banking trojan. It's also programmed to collect a dizzying array of information about the computers it infects—including its network connections, processes and folders, BIOS, CMOS, RAM, and both local and removable drives.
But the most intriguing characteristic of Gauss is an encrypted payload that has so far remained undeciphered, despite the best efforts of cryptographers who have already tried millions of possible keys.
"Given how careful the attackers were to make sure the Gauss payload doesn't fall into the 'wrong' hands, we can assume it is very special."
March 15, 2013
Iranian Movie Critic Reviews "Argo," Calls It A 'War Crime'
Wow, I haven't felt that way about a movie since The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn...
March 08, 2013
Former Iranian Official Launches 'Countdown To An Attack On Israel'..
Via the Free Beacon
An ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has launched a “countdown to an attack on Israel” following the Jewish state’s launching of an operation to destroy weapons in Syria last month.It would be a shame if Foghani met with a terrible accident or something.
Alireza Forghani, a Khamenei confidant and former governor of Iran’s Kish province, published an article arguing that Tehran and Syria should launch a tag-team attack aimed at the total “eradication [of] Israel from the planet.”
“There remains no excuse for not [waging] a total multipartite attack on Israeli soil, with hopes of completely eradicating Israel from the planet (Allah willing),” Forghani wrote, according to a new translation of his Jan. 29 essay by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Attacking and completely eradicating Israel from the planet is the only solution to this problem,” Forghani wrote. “If this problem isn’t resolved with this golden opportunity, it is not known when there may be another.”
Iran Sheltered al Qaeda's Management Council
"He was never an operational commander in al Qaeda, but in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, he was the voice of al Qaeda,'' said Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University. His biggest intelligence value now, Mr. Hoffman said, is to provide insight into what he called the "very perplexing and enigmatic" relationship between Iranian authorities and al Qaeda.Also raising an eyebrow is that aspiring NATO member and alleged moderate Islamic state of Turkey, who is the main source of aid to the Syrian rebels, also refused to turn over Abu Ghaith to the US.
U.S. officials have long been trying to figure what Mr. Abu Ghaith and other al Qaeda figures were doing in Iran and how much leeway the Iranian government was giving them to operate their terrorist network.
U.S. officials believe that Iran last year gave new freedoms, including the option to leave the country, to Mr. Abu Ghaith and other members of what was known as al Qaeda's management council in Iran. He was detained in Ankara, Turkey, last month on suspicion of entering that country with a false passport.
With friends like these.....
March 02, 2013
"News": Iran Torturing, Executing, Amputating, Flogging in Public
This is .... news? Eh, maybe to people like Michael Moore:
Iran has stepped up executions of prisoners including juveniles as well as arrests of dissidents who are often tortured in jail, sometimes to death, the United Nations reported on Thursday....Oh, it's a UN report. This would be news to them.
"The Secretary-General remains deeply troubled by reports of increasing numbers of executions, including of juvenile offenders and in public; continuing amputations and flogging; arbitrary arrest and detention; unfair trials, torture and ill-treatment; and severe restrictions targeting media professionals, human rights defenders, lawyers and opposition activities, as well as religious minorities," Ban reported.
February 23, 2013
Nigeria: Iranian IRGC Agent Azim Aghajani Heads To Court
And Is Guarded By The Juice
Weaponry, that is:
The guards are carrying Israel Military Industries made Tavor Assault Rifles (TAR-21).
Oh the horror!
Work Place Accident
@lationgpacific: Explosion kills 4 in NE Tehran apartment 35.7495, 51.528383 http://bit.ly/Wgyw58 cause cited as 'stored explosives.'
Spanish Police Nab 3 Suspected Of Spying For Iran
...According to a press release from the Spanish police cited by media outlets, the suspects allegedly infiltrated a Spanish NGO that aids asylum seekers, and communicated to the Iranian secret services the identities of people who fled the country for ideological reasons. The police suspected the three of violating the confidentiality of data and information of Iranians who fled the Islamic Republic and expressed interest in seeking asylum in Spain[...]h/t @El_Grillo1
The three people detained in Madrid include: the NGO's legal adviser, the interpreter and an embassy employee. [More...]
February 18, 2013
adamakha.com: IRGC Agitprop Site Targeting USA, UK, Israel
Name: adamakha.comMad Mullah's have many fingers, so to speak.
Domain name registrar of record: PDR Ltd. d/b/a publicdomainregistry.com, India
Registration service provider: Mahdi Moazedi d/b/a KEYANA IT CO. LTD., Turkey
-- 22.214.171.124, Hetzner Online AG, Germany
-- 126.96.36.199, Hetzner Online AG, Germany
Domain name registrant(s): This domain is and has always been registered to Mahdi Moazedi, d/b/a Keyana IT Co. Ltd. Moazedi is also d/b/a Fayfal Ltd. In the incorporation papers for Fafal Ltd. he is identified as a Georgian national residing in the UK, d/o/b 09 April, 1978, while whois records for Keyana IT Co. Ltd. place him in Istanbul. Moazedi is known to be involved in the operation of an official Hizballah website, as well as the website of IRGC organization International Union of Unified Ummah.
IP Address: 188.8.131.52
Network access provider: IRGC, via the Information Technology Company (a/k/a Datacommunications Company of Iran), Iran, of which IRGC now holds a controlling share.
Comments: The provider of name service and presumptive host of adamakha.com is Esmaeil Jahanshahi d/b/a fanafzar.net, of Trondheim, Norway. Jahanshahi, like Mahdi Moazedi, is also involved in the operation of an official Hizballah website. Jahanshahi works in partnership with Majid Moradi (email@example.com), Tehran, Iran, who shares that email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with Ehsan Irani a/k/a Ehsan Khosravani. Khosravani claimed an address in France circa 2011..
February 14, 2013
Iranian General Killed in Lebanon by the "Zionists" or Syria by "Terrorists"
It's funny because it's .... well, let's just leave it at it's funny:
An Iranian independent news website is reporting that a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed in LebanonKilled by the Zionists, eh? Not so fast. According to the Iranians, Shateri wasn't killed in Lebanon. He was killed in Syria:
The website — mashreghnews.ir — says Gen. Hassan Shateri was killed by “mercenaries of the Zionist regime,” but provided no details about his death.
Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV says the man was killed in an attack by Syrian rebels. This is the first report of an Iranian official killed in the Syrian civil war.So, what is the devious J-O-Os? Or was it the dreaded anti-Assad "terrorists"? Either way, this is the time at The Jawa Report when we dance!
Update by SH: There appears to be a problem with his name as well as where he was eliminated: His name? Good question...
Ain't that a shame for the grieving widow/widows.
The Martyrdom Of Vaja.ir, Official Site Of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence [MOIS]
It's not often that one gets to gloat over the demise of the site of a hostile foreign intelligence service, so just for old-times' sakeNow where did I put that nasheed.
Once upon a time it looked like this:
Oh well, this will have to do:
Oh wait, they don't celebrate Valentines Day.
I know I have that nasheed around here somewhere...
February 13, 2013
Report: A Senior Commander In Iran's Revolutionary Guard Was Eliminated (?) In Lebanon
TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian independent news website is reporting that a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed in LebanonAin't that a shame.
The website — mashreghnews.ir — says Gen. Hassan Shateri was killed by "mercenaries of the Zionist regime," but provided no details about his death.[More...]
February 12, 2013
I Bet No Would Care
The United States is taking a number of actions today that tighten sanctions on Iran’s access to its oil revenues and further expose the Iranian government’s continued abuse of human rights. Key provisions of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (TRA) that go into effect today, expand the scope of sanctionable transactions with the Central Bank of Iran and designated Iranian financial institutions by restricting Iran’s ability to use oil revenue held in foreign financial institutions as well as preventing repatriation of those funds to Iran. The U.S. Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, also designated one individual and four entities for their involvement in the Iranian government’s censorship activities. These censorship activities restrict the free flow of information in Iran and punish Iranian citizens who are attempting to exercise freedom of assembly and expression.Asymmetric Warfare: It's not just for the other guys.
February 09, 2013
Official #Iran Broadcasting Channel Claims Syrian Air Raids On Israel
[Internet Haganah]Seriously.The Mad Mullah's have totally gone off the deep end or fell into the well or something.
And why would they lie?
So far this farce is only known to be on the IRIB Italian radio website, but it may be elsewhere as well[...]
My [Aaron's...ed] copy of the video:
February 08, 2013
Out: Potemkin Villages
In: Potemkin ... Fighter Planes
The first sign that your new "stealth fighter jet" might just be an elaborate hoax meant to scare the Great Satan? You designate it an "F" for fighter, which is the English term for ... um ... fighter. Then, instead of using the Arabic alphabet so people in your country can read it, you put a big letter "F" in the Latin script on the side of "plane" so only outsiders can.
The only problem? The Great Satan isn't buying any of it:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled the Qaher F313 at a Tehran hangar last week and called it “one of the most advanced” aircraft in the world...Kind of makes you wonder what else the Iranians are faking?
But aviation and defense experts say the tiny one-seater looks like a toy and might not even be able to fly — calling it a “laughable fake.”
January 31, 2013
Mad Mullahs/Assad: How dare The Juice Interrupt Our Transfer Of WMD To Our Beloved Hezbollah..
[ZIP]In Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday as saying the raid on Syria will have significant implications for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.Related: Syria Crosses Israel's WMD Line
[FPM]On Sunday, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom told Army Radio that the country’s top security officials had held a special meeting and warned that the transfer of Syrian chemical weapons to Hezbollah would be crossing a line that would mean action.To.be.continued.
It was not the first time that Israel had warned Assad not to follow in the footsteps of his former ally, Saddam Hussein, but it was the sharpest warning to date. The warning was clearly meant to head off a specific course of action by Syria. But true to form, Bashar Assad did not listen.
January 28, 2013
Snicker: Explosion at Underground Iranian Nuke Facility
To paraphrase some dude in The Hunt for Red October, "Machmood, have you lost another nuclear laboratory?":
Sources in Tel Aviv said yesterday they thought the explosion happened last week. The Israeli government is investigating reports that it led to extensive structural damage and that 200 workers had been trapped inside.Gremlins: They're everywhere and they're Jooish!
Israel believes the Iranians have not evacuated the surrounding area. It is unclear whether that is because no harmful substances have been released, or because Tehran is trying to avoid sparking panic among residents.
The Fordow plant is buried deep underground inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom. It is thought to be Iran's most heavily fortified facility and is regarded as impervious to Israeli airstrikes. Many of Fordow's 2700 nuclear centrifuges are stored deep below ground in bunkers.
Thanks to 44 Guy
Irantastic: Iran 'Successfully' Sends Ahmadinejad Into Space
January 27, 2013
#Holocaust Film 'Genocide' Covertly Beamed Into #Iran
Well played, well played. Good on them:
On Friday, an opposition Iranian satellite channel based in London aired “Genocide,” an Academy Award-winning 1980 documentary on the Holocaust produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The sobering film, aired with subtitles in Farsi, was shown in order to combat the Iranian regime’s frequent denial of one of history’s most tragic events.h/t @MrsDigger
The Wiesenthal Center, a global Jewish human rights organization which also is home to the Museum of Tolerance, Holocaust museums in Los Angeles, Jerusalem and New York, coordinated the showing to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27.
Genocide,” or “Nasl Keshi, in Farsi, has been aired around the world, but Friday’s viewing was the first time Iranians have been able to see the film. The film aired on Iran’s NTV Simay Azadi, on satellite and streaming online[...]
“Any opportunity to learn the truth is well-received in a country like Iran where the truth is in short supply,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center, who watched the airing into Iran live from his office in Los Angeles, along with the center’s founder and dean Rabbi Marvin Hier.
“It’s a payback for the Iranian regime,” Hier said. “They want to lock society. They want to deny the Holocaust, and now their whole population can see the truth and there’s nothing the Ayatollahs or Ahmadinejad can do about it.”[More....]
Holocaust Remembrance: The "Forget You Not"™ Project
January 26, 2013
Shariah! Iran Unveils A Finger Amputation 'Machine"..
Update: Commenter 'Shear, not bandsaw' noted this machine is a punch press. Different size die sets are used to punch holes in materials. This mans finger was f'n smashed off, not cleanly cut off.
Here is an example of 'unsafe operation' of a punch press:
Chilling, to say the least.
Via Israelly Cool:
As horrendous as public executions are, at least the condemned are no longer suffering. That can't be said for the man who had his finger(s) amputated with a band saw[More...]:
More images below the fold:
January 11, 2013
Iran Sends Jailed US Pastor Saeed Abedin To Notorious Hanging Judge
Bronco Bama and his administration will get right on this, someday:
BERLIN – Iranian authorities have recently assigned the case of imprisoned American-Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini to a Tehran judge sanctioned by the European Union for human rights violations.Also, via ACLJ
Jordan Sekulow, the executive director of the Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) wrote The Jerusalem Post by email on Thursday saying, “This development underscores our growing concern for Pastor Saeed. In a country that’s hostile to human rights and religious freedom, the news that Pastor Saeed’s case has now been handed over to one of Iran’s most notorious judges is deeply troubling. In a real sense, Pastor Saeed is an American abandoned in Iran.”[More...]
The life of Pastor Saeed is in grave danger,” said Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the ACLJ. “ When you read Pastor Saeed’s own words[pdf..ed], you understand that Iran has absolutely no regard for human rights and religious freedom. And now facing one of Iran’s most notorious judges, Pastor Saeed is in a real sense an American abandoned in Iran. The U.S. State Department has done very little to help this U.S. citizen. We continue to press the Obama Administration to engage this case – to speak out forcefully on Pastor Saeed’s behalf and put pressure on Iran’s allies to free this American. Time is of the essence.”Bronco Bama is too busy trying to figure out how to amend our 2nd Amendment than to deal with a Iranian-American Christian in peril.
In a letter released to family members in Tehran today, Pastor Saeed underscores the danger he faces daily:
“This is the process in my life today: one day I am told I will be freed and allowed to see my family and kids on Christmas (which was a lie) and the next day I am told I will hang for my faith in Jesus. One day there are intense pains after beatings in interrogations, the next day they are nice to you and offer you candy,” Pastor Saeed wrote.
The entire letter is available here.
January 10, 2013
New Word: #Iranophobia [Update: Fatwa Contest]
Bumped: Fatwas Issued
Via Iran's official news agency
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military commander dismissed the significance of the new US law against Iran, and stressed that Washington's hue and cry about efforts to block Iran's influence in Latin America is part of the US campaign to spread Iranophobia in the world.But, but, I think the military just made Ayatollah Ali Khomeini cry:
"The media hype and certain commentaries which have been inspired by the western and Zionist political, intelligence and security sources about Iran's use of the Latin American states as a platform for infiltration, penetration and attack on the US soil are part of the Iranophobia scenario and (efforts) to convince the public opinion and prepare grounds for global consensus on (the need for taking) threatening action against the Islamic Republic of Iran," Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Basij and Defense Culture Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri said Sunday.
The commander stressed that "the Untied States' arrogant nature" was the reason why the US has interpreted the growth in the number of Iranian embassies in Latin America and the strong enthusiasm of the Latin American states for the expansion of their ties with Iran as a "threat to the US".
[Image h/t @MeanKitteh & @ChallahHuAkbar]
Update: Caption the above photo on Challahs post at Elder of Ziyon
If your caption is good enough, I will add it to the post. Either send me an email[email@example.com..ed], leave a comment or a tweet.I will fatwa 4 of em.
Update: Fatwas issued:
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Bubbe for:
Looks like he hasn't cleaned his hand from his last dump, erowmer. The smell could be making his eyes water.The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against Kafiroon for:
Oh Yeah! I vote for Erowmer & Fasternu426!The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Fasternu426 for:
Hemorrhoid itches.... people looking.... must not scratch... must not scratch...The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued against moe mentum for:
if just one more asshole says i look like woody allen with a beard i am going to make them shit blood for a month.
Mad Mullah's unhappy we have their number.
Suck it bitches.
January 08, 2013
Mad Mullah's Heart & Support Palestinian Terror Organizations
Via the Evil Juice Intel Center
1. The military capabilities of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) were revealed in Operation Pillar of Defense. Those capabilities were the product of massive Iranian support constructed around an arsenal of many thousands of rockets, both standard and manufactured by the terrorist organizations themselves (using Iranian technical knowhow). They included medium-range Fajr-5 rockets (made in Iran) and M75s (manufactured in the Gaza Strip). The massive rocket fire targeting Israeli civilian population centers, including a number of rockets fired at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, was made possible by Iran's support for the terrorist organizations.Mad Mullah's feel the powah & the world condemns Israel. It really sucks we have so many dhimmis in the world, including the US and in the bronco bama administration.
2. Aid from Iran to Hamas and the PIJ in the years before operative arrived in the Gaza Strip overland, by air and by sea, facilitated by border-crossing networks of smugglers and merchants. The main route for smuggling arms was from Iran to Sudan and from Sudan to Egypt and into the Gaza Strip through the smuggling tunnels controlled by Hamas. The sea route was also used, as revealed on March 15, 2011 when the freighter Victoria was seized by the IDF. The ship was carrying arms bound for the Gaza Strip by way of Egypt, whose arrival would upgrade military capabilities of the terrorist organizations. Among the weapons on board the Victoria were C704 anti-ship missiles, which could be used to attack not only military and civilian vessels but also strategic targets in the southern Israeli cities of Ashdod and Ashqelon.
3. Until Operation Pillar of Defense, Iran and the terrorist organizations supported by it were careful, for security and political considerations,to keep secret Iran's military aid and the network smuggling weapons into the Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu: The Danger to the World is not a University in Ariel
Disturbingly related if true:
Iran Now Possesses 8 Chemically Altered Microbial Agents
Meanwhile, the never fails to publish Pali propaganda, al-Reuters: Netanyahu takes on the world in Israeli election campaign
December 28, 2012
Iran: IRGC's Outreach (aka Recruiting) In Peru
The Islamic Republic of Iran, represented by elements and individuals linked to the IRGC and answering to Ayatollah Khamenei, are building on their success elsewhere in Latin American, with a move into Peru. This has been going on for two or three years, and involves known IRGC operatives, local recruits, training/indoctrination trips to Qom, the bank rolling of local political organizations, and the establishment of an Iran-Peru "cultural" mission. All this activity is enabled by ascendent socialists of the Bolivarian type, both civilians and in the military. Recruitment activities are largely focused on, and conducted under the cover of, organizing and aiding indigenous people who self-identify as Incan (mostly Quechua). Last December - February saw the first group of recruits travel to Iran for two months. As of September 2012 efforts were being made to organize a second trip.Nothing to see here, move along..
The Peruvian front man for this effort was a walk-in. He reached out to the IRGC's recruiter in Latin American, converted to Shia Islam, and was sent to Iran for training.
Edwar Quiroga Vargas (a/k/a Edwar Quiroga a/k/a Hossein Vargas a/k/a Yaku)
December 13, 2012
Essay on The Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran
Late last month, my uncle and five other Baha’is were taken from the town of Gorgan in Iran to Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, where their fate remains a mystery. This latest round of persecution began the month before. I became aware of it on October 17, when I received a late night phone call informing me that my uncle, Kamal Kashani, was arrested along with a number of other Baha’is in Gorgan for being members of the Baha’i Faith, the largest non-Muslim religious minority in Iran.Read or listen to the rest of this very excellent piece at the link.
The reports that followed in the next couple of days out of Iran were heart wrenching. They portrayed a picture of innocent Baha’is as young as 18 years of age being kidnapped, taken to unknown locations, and tortured to recant their Faith; of homes being plundered by the authorities; and government officials being unjustly harsh to the families of the captives. After 35 days of brutal treatment, my uncle and the five other Baha’is were transferred to Evin where their fate could be even worse.
Thanks to Chad.
December 10, 2012
I, For One, Welcome Being Censored in Iran
SCB Fined For Sanction Skipping
A Dubai branch of SBC was heavily involved in helping specially designated terrorist entities and individuals avoid US sanctions by scrubbing financial records of references that are listed in the Department of Treasuries SDN list, which is the master list that banks are supposed to use to stop prohibited transactions.
US Dept of the Treasury:Hat Tip: Webradius.As part of a combined $327 million settlement with federal and local government partners, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a $132 million agreement with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) to settle its potential liability for apparent violations of U.S. sanctions. Today’s settlement resolves the OFAC’s investigation into apparent violations by the London and Dubai offices of SCB of a number of U.S sanctions programs, including those relating to Iran, Burma, Libya and Sudan. Matters were also settled relating to a case involving transactions related to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations.
“Today’s settlement is the result of an exhaustive interagency investigation into Standard Chartered Bank’s attempts to violate U.S. sanctions programs through the ‘stripping’ from payment messages of critical information,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “We remain committed to working with our partners in the regulatory and law enforcement community to ensure that the U.S. financial system is protected from the risks associated with this type of illicit financial behavior.”
From 2001 to 2007, SCB’s London head office and its Dubai branch engaged in payment practices that interfered with the implementation of U.S. economic sanctions by financial institutions in the United States, including SCB’s New York branch. In London, those practices included omitting or removing material references to U.S.-sanctioned locations or entities from payment messages sent to U.S. financial institutions. SCB accomplished this by replacing the names of ordering customers on payment messages with special characters, effectively obscuring the true originator and sanctioned party in the transaction; and forwarding payment messages to U.S. financial institutions that falsely referenced SCB as the ordering institution. In Dubai, the practices included sending payment messages to or through the United States without references to locations or entities implicating U.S. sanctions. As a result, millions of dollars of payments were routed through U.S. banks for or on behalf of sanctioned parties in apparent violation of U.S. sanctions.
These actions were apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions Regulations (ITR), 31 C.F.R. part 560; the Burmese Sanctions Regulations (BSR), 31 C.F.R. part 537; the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR), 31 C.F.R. part 538; and the now-repealed version of the Libyan Sanctions Regulations (LSR), 31 C.F.R. part 550, which was in effect until 2004. Eight apparent violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations (FNKSR) by SCB’s New York branch, which occurred later and apart from the above conduct, were also settled.
Under the settlement agreement, SCB is required to put in place and maintain policies and procedures to minimize the risk of the recurrence of such conduct in the future. SCB is also required to provide OFAC with copies of submissions to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board of Governors) relating to the OFAC compliance review that it will be conducting as part of its settlement with the Board of Governors.
As is standard practice, OFAC worked closely and collaboratively with its counterparts at other government agencies in the investigation of this matter. Today’s OFAC settlement is simultaneous with the bank’s settlements with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, the Department of Justice's National Security Division, the Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and the New York County District Attorney’s Office; as well as orders involving the Board of Governors with the cooperation of the UK’s Financial Services Authority.
SCB’s $132 million settlement with OFAC will be deemed satisfied by the bank’s payment of a forfeiture to the Department of Justice for the same pattern of conduct.
December 04, 2012
Someones Been Shopping At The Tehran Hobby Shop
Voila![comments are classic mad mullahs]
US Navy: No US drones missing after Iran claim:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran claimed Tuesday it had captured a U.S. drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf— even showing an image of a purportedly downed craft on state TV — but the U.S. Navy said all its unmanned aircraft in the region were "fully accounted for."
Mad Mullah image credit: Zionist Bandwith Bitch
December 03, 2012
Four Foreign Trained Islamists Jailed in Azerbaijan for Eurovision Terror Plot
[Image credit: Zionist Bandwidth Bitch]
BAKU - Four foreign-trained Islamists were sentenced to up to 14 years in jail in Azerbaijan on Monday for plotting "terrorist attacks" on the eve of this year's Eurovision song contest in Baku, the latest crackdown on militancy in the oil-rich state.Gee, Tehran/Iranian Revolutionary Guards keep popping up in terrorism cases. You would think Iran was a state sponsor of terrorism. Oh, wait...
After 70 years of Soviet-rule, most Azeris have a relaxed attitude towards religion, but Azerbaijan, a NATO ally bordering Iran on the Caspian Sea, says it is combating increasing Islamist extremism with ties to Tehran.
A court official who declined to be named told Reuters the four were sentenced to between 12 and 14 years in jail for crimes including treason, plotting terrorist attacks, arms smuggling and having links with Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Security forces killed the group's alleged leader in an operation in April and the other members of the group were arrested a month before Baku hosted Eurovision in May.
Witness The Powah!
Of this fully operational battle station!
Hat Tip: Mark.
October 22, 2012
Why No One Plays Twister in Iran
October 21, 2012
Iran Says Obama Sent Secret Message Through Swiss Envoy 'Recognizing Their Nuclear Rights'..
الأحد - ۹ رمضان المبارک ۱۴۳۳ هـ@ تهران؛ حسینیه امام خمینی instagr.am/p/NrFOjfrVaD/— khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) July 29, 2012
[ZIP]TEHRAN (FNA) – Senior Iranian parliamentary sources revealed on Saturday that the Swiss envoy to Tehran has quoted US President Barack Obama as acknowledging Iran’s nuclear rights.Related:
Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Livia Leu Agosti attended a meeting with senior Iranian foreign ministry officials a few days ago to submit a letter from the US president to Tehran leaders
NY Times: US To Hold One on One Talks With The Mad Mullahs
White House: We Didn't Say That, Honest
October 20, 2012
NY Times: US To Hold One on One Talks With The Mad Mullahs
White House: We Didn't Say That, Honest
الأحد - ۹ رمضان المبارک ۱۴۳۳ هـ@ تهران؛ حسینیه امام خمینی instagr.am/p/NrFOjfrVaD/— khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) July 29, 2012
Some lulz for the night
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Saturday denied a New York Times report that said the United States and Iran had agreed for the first time to one-on-one negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, saying it remained committed to working with major powers to resolve the standoff.Talks were to happen after the election. I suppose the Mad Mullahs are praying that Obama wins. Think: Jimmah Carter, Ronald Reagan and the Iranian hostage crisis..
The Times, quoting unnamed Obama administration officials, said earlier on Saturday the two sides had agreed to bilateral talks after secret exchanges between U.S. and Iranian officials. Iran had insisted the talks not begin until after the November 6 U.S. election because they want to know which U.S. president they would be negotiating with, the newspaper said.
The White House moved quickly to deny the report, which came two days before President Barack Obama is due to face his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, in a debate focused on foreign policy.
Nothing to see here, move along.
Update and well worth the read: NYT and AP at Odds (For Now) on Whether Obama Admin Is 'Nearing a Diplomatic Breakthrough' With Iran
Seventeen days before Election Day and 45 months after Barack Obama's inauguration following a presidential campaign during which he expressed his eagerness to meet enemy leaders "without preconditions" (Obama responded "yes" to a 2008 presidential debate question containing those words), the New York Times is reporting that the U.S. and Iran "have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations," despite the fact that the White House has "denied that a final agreement (to negotiate) had been reached," and despite a reactive AP report (saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) claiming that while "The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one ... there's no agreement now to meet."[...]
In a piece that's supposed to be about a supposedly important international development, Cooper and Landler predictably blow through quite a bit of ink and bandwidth trying to paint this development as a problem for Obama's GOP opponent Mitt Romney (bolds are mine):
October 02, 2012
MEMRI: Tehran Declares Intent To Enrich Uranium To 90% For Military Purposes – Nuclear Submarines
Mad Mullah's but, but we didn't really mean 90%, honest
Introductionh/t Mean Kitteh
In recent months, Iranian regime spokesmen have conducted a campaign of statements regarding Iran's intent to enrich uranium for use in nuclear-fueled ships and submarines – the latter a patently military use of nuclear power. Regime officials, regime dailies, and websites close to the regime issued no fewer than 12 such statements, in which they declared Iran's intent to enrich uranium for nuclear fuel to power both surface sea craft and submarines. It should be noted that while nuclear fuel for surface craft entails uranium enrichment of 50-60%, nuclear-powered submarines require enrichment of 90%, which is the same level needed for the production of a nuclear bomb.
From its inception, this campaign of statements was meant as a counterargument to heightened Western sanctions. The regime said that in the face of sanctions restricting its use of oil, Tehran had no choice but to develop an alternative source of energy to fuel commercial transport, in order to maintain its ties with the world. However, in what would seem a strategic error, regime spokesmen in their statements conflated nuclear fuel for surface vessels for use in trade, with nuclear fuel for submarines which are categorically designated for military use, not civilian use.
For this reason, after realizing that these statements had exposed Tehran's intentions to attain the 90% enrichment needed for a nuclear bomb, the Iranian regime has over the past month issued no further declarations regarding nuclear submarines. Moreover, several regime spokesmen backed down from the declarations, stating that Iran has no need at this stage for uranium enriched beyond 20%, and that the country is nonetheless capable of higher enrichment.
The following report will review these statements and the attempts to back down from them:
September 28, 2012
The Onion, Iran's Source For News:Gallop Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama
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September 26, 2012
NYC: Hapless Iranian Diplomat Saved By Kaffir NYPD (Videos)
Shorter (when A'jad & his entourage are safely back in Iran) - evil American police and some Jews beat up and kidnapped one of our diplomats but after A'jad threatened them he was released.
But first, to put this all in perspective, the Iranians Obama ignored:
A hapless Iranian diplomat found himself surrounded by a mob of his angry countrymen who were protesting Tehran's rogue regime outside the United Nations and had to ask New York cops to save him, FoxNews.com has learned.h/t @HehTammyBruce
The diplomat, identified as Deputy Foreign Minister Ramin Nodehi Karast Mehman, was on foot when he was surrounded by anti-Iranian protesters Wednesday afternoon, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told FoxNews.com.
“He got separated from his motorcade," Browne said. "Presumably, he might have been somewhat frightened by the encounter.”
The desperate deputy despot flagged down a police officer who helped him get to safety, according to Browne.[More...]
Update: A comment on this video
the guy getting kicked and cursed at is Memandoost, the speaker of Iranian foreign ministry. He had joined the cowered Ahmadinejad ( the fake president of Iran ) at the today. After they walked out of UN, this dude and another guy ( Hezbolahi dude) decided to take a walk by the protesters. You see the rest on the video, he deserved every bit of this and more. I am happy THE NYPD stood strong and LET them get their ass kicked for a beautiful 4:40 seconds.Ha!
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