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Sep 21 2007

UN Welcomes a load of Iran’s Ahmadnejihad


So, we have Iran’s Ahmadinejihad traveling to New York City to address the United Nations General Assembly this Sunday. This is not a real problem, he is after all The President of Iran. As a member of the United Nations, Iran is within it’s rights to address the General Assembly. The irritation I find is two part. First as an American and a former Native Born New Yorker, the mere existence of the United Nations on America’s soil offends my sense of reason. The United Nations is a gathering of Nations that include dictatorships, military Juntas and just plain criminals. The hypocrisy and elitism oozing out of the many diplomatic buildings surrounding the United Nations Secretariat complex makes my head spin. I see no reason to continue the level of funding for a UN that reaps of corruption, displays an inability to reform and prides itself on ineffectiveness. So the first irritation is just the UN itself.

The second irritation is that Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and Sudan are listed as Terrorist States by the US Government. The idea that members of these countries’ diplomatic core are permitted to walk through the streets of NYC with American citizens outrages me.

Iran has been in a race to refine nuclear fuel and it is believed that Iran intends to produce nuclear weapons. The USA, The European Union and The United Nations Security Council have all agreed that Iran must cease its URANIUM ENRICHMENT and come into compliance with Security Council Resolution 8792 by August 31, 2007. Today, I believe(wish) the Security Council will meet and review Iran’s compliance and possibly begin the formation of stronger diplomatic and economic sanctions against Iran. If you payed attention with the Iraq farce you realize that UN resolutions are watered down and almost entirely ineffective. This time around we may see more movement. France has recently been doing some saber rattling and there have been some whispers within the EU itself regarding stronger actions against Iran.

Iran’s President expressing a desire to pose for a “photo op” at the “Ground Zero” site for the pleasure of his fellow countrymen who celebrated the death of Americans on 9/11 should not be permitted to occur. Diplomatically, I do not believe there is a way to stop his small motorcade and assigned US Secret Service security detail from visiting there or anywhere else within NYC while he is on his diplomatic mission. What needs to be done is the total isolation of Iran. All diplomatic relations with Iran should be restricted. The United States, The EU and The United Nations should force the recall of all non-essential Iranian diplomatic personnel both at the United Nations and throughout the nations of the world. All Iranian foreign service members should be restricted to their embassies. Movement of Iranian foreign service members should be limited to travel between diplomatic missions and pre-approved trips to and from airports. No Iranian official should be allowed to travel via air unless prior Security Council approval has been gained. Sadly this just isn’t going to happen.

This weekend Iran’s diplomats will arrive in New York, enjoy the sites and services of the city and even possibly participate in speaking engagements throughout the city. Columbia University, a bastion of anti-western culture has invited Ahmadinejihad to speak at their University on Monday.

This evening I plan on listening to broadcasts from America and see if the public in New York City will mobilize and produce significant protests in response to Iran’s diplomatic presence, Iran’s Terrorist policies and Humanitarian & Women’s Rights record.

Ban Ki-Moon had a few brief comments the other day at a press briefing which I have included below. In addition I have included the opening text and link to SC 8792. Today’s Security Council meeting regarding Iran’s compliance to SC 8792 may very well set the tone for Ahmadinejihad’s address on Sunday of the General Assembly.

I hope everyone back home in the New York City area gives Ahmadinejihad the appropriate welcome and treatment during his visit to America.

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 18 September 2007

New York – Secretary-General’s press conference

Thank you very much, and I will be pleased to answer your questions.

  • Q: Mr. Secretary-General, welcome again, on behalf of the United Nations Correspondents Association.In the last few days, the war of words has really increased on the issue of nuclear capability in Iran. You have heard what the French Foreign Minister has said about going to war against Iran. I wonder, in your role as Secretary-General, what you can do to bring back the issue to the level of negotiations. Unless you do something, the tensions will increase between western nations and Iran to the point where the United Nations, at some point, cannot stop the issue from going out of control.
  • SG: I have stated publicly many times my position – the United Nations position on Iranian nuclear issues. As a matter of principle, all the pending issues, whatever it may be, should be resolved through dialogue in a peaceful manner. That is a very important principle which the United Nations is seeking.Concerning these specific questions, I encourage Iran to be fully cooperative and transparent in dealing with the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] and to implement the work plan they have agreed with the IAEA. I sincerely hope that this agreement between Iran and the IAEA will contribute to the final and overall settlement of the nuclear issue of Iran by fully complying with the relevant Security Council resolutions. That is the core in addressing this issue.
Full Text

31 July 2006

Security Council

SC/8792


Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

5500th Meeting (AM)

SECURITY COUNCIL DEMANDS IRAN SUSPEND URANIUM ENRICHMENT BY 31 AUGUST, OR FACE POSSIBLE ECONOMIC, DIPLOMATIC SANCTIONS

 

Resolution 1696 (2006) Adopted by Vote of 14 – 1 ( Qatar),

Iran Says Peaceful Programme No Threat, Council’s Consideration Unwarranted

 

The Security Council, seriously concerned that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was still unable to provide assurances about Iran’s undeclared nuclear material and activities after more than three years, today demanded that Iran suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development, and gave it one month to do so or face the possibility of economic and diplomatic sanctions to give effect to its decision.

Adopting resolution 1696 (2006), under Chapter VII, by a vote of 14 in favour to 1 against (Qatar), the Council expressed its conviction that such suspension, as well as full, verified Iranian compliance with the IAEA Board of Governor’s requirements, would contribute to a diplomatic, negotiated solution that guaranteed Iran’s nuclear programme was for exclusively peaceful purposes.

The 15-member body called on Iran to without further delay take the steps required by the IAEA Board of Governors in its resolution GOV/2006/14, which it said were essential to build confidence in the exclusively peaceful purpose of the nuclear programme and resolve outstanding questions. It, meanwhile, underlined the international community’s willingness to work positively for such a solution and encouraged Iran to reengage with the international community and IAEA.

 

More – SC Resolution 1696

Jun 06 2007

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Breakpoint

BREAKPOINT with Chuck Colson – 2007-06-06

ThePoint

 

 

Mudslinging and Dirty Politics: Should Christians Go into Politics? We’ve still got a year and a half to go until the 2008 presidential election—and the mudslinging and dirty tricks have been going full blast for months: Publicity over John Edwards’ $400 haircuts. Gossip about Rudy Giuliani’s multiple marriages. Internet ads that make Hillary Clinton look demonic.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/e8b62cdb-f676-4e86-abd4-522cee284159.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 
Daily Commentary  

Daily Commentary – 2007-06-06

 

The Six-Day War and an Elusive Peace This week will mark 40 years since one of the great military victories in history, Israel’s defeat of the armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria in the Six-Day War. Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/66ac9b46-ac4b-4ac8-8128-f7ee2fb2ffac.mp3?siteid=PodCast


Billoreilly

The Cato Institute

 

http://www.cato.org

The Fight for Our Civil Liberties featuring ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero Wed, 06 Jun 2007 06:00:00 EDT

http://www.cato.org/dailypodcast/itunes/acluexecutivedirectoranthonyromero_thefightforourcivilliberties_20070606.mp3

 
Dennis Prager  

Dennis Prager – 2007-06-06

 

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Buck Fush Prager H1: This is a Leftist witticism that one commonly sees on cars and t-shirts now. Why is there no equivalent on the Right? Plenty of conservatives hated Bill Clinton, but they never came up with an equivalent bumper sticker. Why do liberals and Leftists swear in public and conservatives don’t? And what does it say about the two competing ideologies?… Obama falls into victim-speak when addressing a black crowd. And, Hillary has upset the Left with her “we are safer now” comment at Sunday’s debate – just as Dennis predicted she would. Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/10998163-29b0-4425-80fa-0c6637eba8d1.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 

No Child Left Behind Working Prager H2: Test scores have soared, according to an independent report. Let’s see how much credit GW gets for this. You can guess… California’s Democratic dominated legislature passes bill legalizing same sex marriage – again… NASA Chief apologizes for his “no reason to panic about global warming” remarks. He violated the orthodoxy and he’s been made to repent – in public, of course… Dennis starts his analysis of yesterday’s Republican debate. Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/b4169327-95cd-437f-be61-25882799e7aa.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 

Free Scooter Now Prager H3: The President can end this travesty of justice immediately. He should do it… Dennis continues with his analysis of the Republican debate, focusing on the War on Terror and Immigration questions. Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/760c867f-754f-40f8-8067-e1cbabeee721.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 
HughHewitt  

Hugh Hewitt – 2007-06-06

 

Hugh Hewitt’s Blog

Transcripts

 

John Thune Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh updates on the progess of the immigration bill in teh United States Senate with South Dakota Senator John Thune, and provides analysis from the GOP debate in New Hampshire last night.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/74d56590-d3f3-4acb-8c39-4ebf9385caa0.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 

David Dreier Hewitt: Hour 2 – Hugh continues analysis on the GOP debate last night, and talks with House Rules Committee ranking member David Dreier.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/6401e0f1-b58d-4090-a100-0ec28e06b3bc.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 

John Eastman

Hewitt: Hour 3 – Hugh talks to newly Dean-ated John Eastman, and continues to take calls on the GOP debate last night.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/c8a32830-af69-4e1d-aefb-fc5201618f61.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 
MikeGallagher  

Mike Gallagher – 2007-06-06

MikeOnline.com

 

6-6-07 PT1 Mike talks to the former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/997eaf9b-65f9-4f8f-9d86-712e067ee919.mp3?siteid=PodCast


 
JaySekulow  

JaySekulow – 2007-06-06

ACLJ.org

Jay Sekulow Live

 

Legislative Update: Planned Parenthood On the broadcast today, an update on legislative efforts underway in Washington, D.C. including the latest attempt to secure more taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/3e1b9e25-cfd7-44b2-86b7-3545e6959c95.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 
BritHume  

 

Brit Hume‘s Political Grapevine

2007-06-06

Special Report

http://media2.foxnews.com/060607/060607_sr_hume_128.mp3

 
NeilCavuto  

Neil’s Common Sense – 2007-06-06

Neil Cavuto

http://media2.foxnews.com/060607/060607_cav_cavuto_128.mp3

 
Billoreilly  

Bill O’Reilly’s latest Talking Points Memo – 2007-06-06

 

BIO

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Apr 23 2007

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Radio Sweden

2007-04-23

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Radio Sweden 2007-04-23
Liberal Party Leader Lars Leijonborg announces he will resign. One of Sweden`s foremost scientific achievements turns out to be fake. And later in the program Bill Schiller takes us backstage at Stockholm`s Södrateatern to meet two very different musical and theatrical personalities.

http://www.sr.se/laddahem/podradio/SR_SRI_en_sweToday_070423031808.mp3

Breakpoint

BREAKPOINT with Chuck Colson – 2007-04-23

ThePoint

Coming to a School Near You: Normalizing Homosexuality

They are called “Personal Statements on Being Different.” One of them, from “Esperanza,” reads: “I’ve known for a long time that I am a lesbian.” As a little girl hearing fairy tales about a princess, Esperanza says she knew that, when she grew up, “I would marry the beautiful princess, not the prince.”

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/79cb4b21-a4de-4215-8a05-e896c1e934e3.mp3?siteid=PodCast

Daily Commentary

Daily Commentary – 2007-04-23

Hugh Hewitt: Not Bothered by Conscience

Outrage is growing over NBC’s decision to air the video of the Virginia Tech killer.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/3f5b4694-af28-4dee-81f8-5bc958c8e36b.mp3?siteid=PodCast

WeatherBrains

WeatherBrains – 2007-04-23

Weather Brains Bios

Episode 65: “Who’s Drivin’ the Bus?”

April 23rd, 2007

WeatherBrains Episode 65 is now online (April 23, 2007).

Welcome to WeatherBrains, a weekly audio program for people who love weather.

In this week’s episode:

BusGet Off The Bus: We talk with Drew Burroughs from Dallas, TX, who was asked, along with other passengers, to leave a Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus during a Tornado Warning;

More Brains: Like forked lightning…WeatherBrains branches out with a new website. ClimateBrains allows you to post, read and write all things Global Warming;

StadiumIn the Weather Roundtable: “An Inconvenient Truth” (Al Gore’s global warming movie) will be required viewing in schools in England.  Also: One of the driest places on earth and stadium safety during storms;

TWIWHThis Week In Weather History: Think lightning (and tornadoes) don’t strike the same place twice? The first tornado picture … and the infamous video that still has people driving for cover in the wrong place! Bill Murray has TWIWH.

http://www.weatherbrains.com/audio/wb042307.mp3

Charlie Slaughter

Jihad, Danger, World Predictions, and What You Can Do!

Insane News From the Rim, Gay Bears and more!

Blowgun.com

Earth Daze! Epi 52

Big Doins here and there on Earth day! With thanks to” Father Rock “Almost Tigre” Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com “Anachronist” “Overriding Concern” “Chipper” “Cool Hard Facts”

http://blogun.podshowcreator.com/mediaserver/enclosureRedirect.mp3?item_id=B3732909018747EC81DEC30B81FE848B

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Hello, Africa! Flag

TheRightPerspective.com

This is a Great Program

We Love ‘John of Queens’ and ‘Frank of Staten’ Island!!!

Die Korrier

flagHello, Africa!

Die Korrier editor Bets Botha and Henry Pinkham talk about the first edition of the magazine for the Boerevolk, political correctness, and the future of South Africa.

http://www.mediamax.com/djiced/Hosted/HelloAfrica_2007/Hello-Africa_2007.04.20_DieKorrier.mp3

Thoughts on the V-Tech Massacre

vtech

Frank shows how the terrorist act at V-Tech this week is being used by the Left to seek for faults of American society, and shift blame away from their ill-concieved social programs. Frank highlights the hypocrosy of the Left in this incident, and ties it into the Waco massacre.

Plus, thoughts on the Gonzales controversy… the NJ governor’s car crash… Praise for Poland’s standing up to the Communist Scum… Your phone calls at 718-761-9996 and much more.

http://www.mediamax.com/djiced/Hosted/TRP_2007.04/TRP_2007.04.21du.mp3

TRP on Dhimmitude News Network!

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Last night, the Great Frank from Queens and Producer Extrordinaire NewsGuy appeared on the Dhimmitude News Network‘s talk radio show! Frank and NewsGuy talked about Dhimmitude, the lemming-like attitude some Westerners have toward the Muslim threat in the post-9/11 era.

You can download the show directly here. You can listen to full archives of DNN’s radio shows here, and be sure to check out the Dhimmitude News Network.

http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-25394/TS-16895.mp3

HughHewitt

Hugh Hewitt – 2007-04-23

Hugh Hewitt’s Blog

Transcripts

Melanie Phillips, Gerard Baker, Frank Gaffney Hewitt: Hour 1 & 3 – Hugh speaks with Daily Mail reporter and Londonistan author Melanie Phillips, and Times of London U.S. correspondent Gerard Baker about the new threat reported over the weekend that al Qaeda in Iraq plan a Hiroshima-style attack in the UK, and gets an update on the PBS suppression of a moderate Islam film by Center For Security Policy president Frank Gaffney

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/baabfd32-4c99-4f27-803d-6ab5bd0cac0d.mp3?siteid=PodCast

NBC News President Steve Capus and his critics

Hugh spends some time answering the Steve Capus appearance on Howard Kurtz’ Reliable Sources on CNN over the weekend.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/f7da1f3e-6e55-4b22-a7f8-3f9ff9edf266.mp3?siteid=PodCast

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager – 2007-04-23

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Identifying Evil With Dennis Prager

Prager H1: Virginia Tech students return to class today… In the Sunday Observer (UK), a Left-leaning paper, an opinion writer wonders why Muslims don’t even protest the gas attacks in Iraq… In Turkey, horrific details of torture emerge from the murder of Christians at a publishing house last week… Barack Obama’s comments after the Virginia Tech massacre have now been published in full. In context, they don’t come off any better.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/20ee12e5-d301-4696-890b-cd9973af6153.mp3?siteid=PodCast

The US – That’s the Ultimate With Dennis Prager

Prager H2: In the Sunday NYT Magazine, there’s a moving story about a Filipino woman who makes good money in Saudi Arabia to support her family in the Philippines. But the US is where she really wants to go… Yesterday was Earth Day. The Prager Show wants to do its bit. Dennis talks to Dr. Steven Hayward, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and co-author of Index of Leading Environmental Indicators 2006. Turns out that things might not be so dire on mother earth; in many cases actually getting better.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/05cb9dba-b6ca-4513-bd9d-6746c86332f9.mp3?siteid=PodCast

Why Does Joe Lieberman Support the War? With Dennis Prager

Prager H3: His liberal colleagues take a totally different position. They are anti-war. So, why is Lieberman different? Also, liberal NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd slices and dices John Edwards. She doesn’t like his $400 hair cuts.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/e4ef2225-cbfd-4764-b44f-cb38429dbbb0.mp3?siteid=PodCast

JaySekulow

JaySekulow – 2007-04-23

ACLJ.org

Jay Sekulow Live

Too Christian, Christian Counseling

Get your 60-second audio update on issues facing the nation – Law and Justice. Can a Christian Counseling center be too Christian? Listen to Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow’s answer in today’s report.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/3d108b55-1cfb-458f-8b43-613501e1e181.mp3?siteid=PodCast

Narn

John Hinderaker – 2007-04-23

Northern Alliance Radio Network

 

NARN with John Hinderaker hr 1: Seperation of Church and State

Seperation of church and state.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/c1c5e30e-f207-4a09-9d38-19c0d1972f2c.mp3?siteid=PodCast

NARN with John Hinderaker hr 2: Religion in WWII

Guest Michael Burleigh talks the role of religion during WWII.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/3fb178e9-9a2a-478f-ae04-6cfb7cb02626.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 

NARN with Captain Ed and Mitch Berg hr 1: Virginia Tech Shooting

Mitch and Ed talk about the Virginia Tech shooting.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/eadeda32-2e7f-433c-9167-fe49a872fa06.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 

NARN with Captain Ed and Mitch Berg hr 2: Alberto Gonzalez and the Republican National Convention

Ed and Mitch discuss Alberto Gonzalez’ unconvincing appearance before the Senate Judiciary committee, plus Mitch’s convincing appearance on a Public Radio program regarding the planned protests at next year’s Republican National Convention.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/f115144f-14d1-418b-9466-cd79b07ee86b.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 

NARN The Final Word hr 1: Minnesota Legislative Actions

King and guest host Drew Emmer r ecap of Minnesota legislative actions.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/862db7d3-e304-485e-9279-5175fda821bd.mp3?siteid=PodCast

 

NARN The Final Word hr 2

King, Drew, and Michael get a visit from state representative Randy Demmer, and Phyllis Kahn’s chickens!

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/695c40bf-24f6-4da8-b9b7-a978a6f6837f.mp3?siteid=PodCast

TaxpayersLeague

David Strom – 2007-04-23

The TaxPayers League

Taxpayers League hr 1: Crazy Democratic Tax Proposals

Guest Rep. Tom Emmer, Deputy Minority Leader of the MN House, talks about crazy democrat tax proposals.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/7dd9e88f-5bb0-4aa1-b360-7d6c536bf074.mp3?siteid=PodCast

Taxpayers League hr 2: Left-Wing Bias in the Media

Guest Dan Gainor, Director of Business & Media Institute talks about left wing bias in the media.

http://boss.streamos.com/download/Townhall/audio/mp3/6e3cbf32-2839-40eb-96b3-44e5c3d8f9b2.mp3?siteid=PodCast

YoungAmericasFoundation

Young America’s Foundation – 2007-04-23

The Reagan Ranch Center

Waiting on Podcast.


BritHume

Brit Hume‘s Political Grapevine

2007-04-23

Special Report

http://media2.foxnews.com/042307/042307_sr_hume_128.mp3

JohnGibson

John Gibson’s My Word

2007-04-23


War On Christmas

BIO

http://media2.foxnews.com/042307/042307_bs_gibson_128.mp3

Billoreilly

Bill O’Reilly’s latest Talking Points Memo – 2007-04-23

BIO

Home Page

http://media2.foxnews.com/042307/042307_views_oreilly_128.mp3

Kidnapped Swedish girl returns after Syria disappearance

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A 17-year-old Swedish girl who went missing in Syria under mysterious circumstances has returned home after six weeks, the Swedish foreign ministry said on Saturday.”She returned home the day before yesterday,” spokeswoman Ã…sa Arvidsson told AFP.

The ministry would not comment on the circumstances of the girl’s disappearance.

According to the Swedish media, the girl was kidnapped during the early hours of March 9 while she was on holiday with her brother.

Her family, who live in Sweden, were said to have received an anonymous call saying she was being held by four men and one woman in Syria, tabloid Expressen reported.

The Svenska Dagbladet daily said on Saturday that the girl contacted the Swedish embassy in Damascus herself and was given help to return home.

Swedish police are investigating her disappearance.

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