Saturday, February 15, 2003

debka (via iranvajahan) reports a key aide to Uday Hussein has defected. Still, it's debka, take it with a large chunk of salt.
Reported also in Lebanon Daily Star.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reports bin Laden's son is in Iran. What the world needs is a list of newspapers and their credibility factor.
Have you noticed that this blog is becoming less political? That's because everything the mullahs say these days is just a sick self-parody, just like the North Korean News Agency. Dear Wise Revered Leader Kim Jong Il, all the nations worship your quasi-divine leadership abilities and they are following the path of juche, and you will be the most respected leader of the next millennium. Supreme Leader, you confront the global arrogance and America trembles before you... etc. Can't tell the difference, can you? But the similarity is that both are complete rubbish.

Leadership advisor and ex-Speaker of the Majlis Hojatoleslam
Ali-Akbar Nateq-Nouri said in Qom on Tuesday that the strong presence
of the public in the demonstrations showed their all-out support for
the Islamic establishment and Revolution.
Nateq-Nouri said people showed they would resist the hegemony of
the global arrogance.
Substitute Friday prayer leader of Tehran Ayatollah Mohammad
Emami Kashani in the southern island of Qeshm (Hormuzgan province)
praised the mass participation in the ceremony, saying that the huge
rallies of Iranian people is hoped to dishearten the enemy and make it
know that it cannot do a damn thing against the Iranian nation.

They are unable to say anything except the same old slogans, over and over and over and over and over and the same themes, just like My Dear Uncle Napoleon...

The best film I saw at the festival was "Farsh-e-Bard" (Wind Carpet), I thought it had a great soundtrack and an original theme, and there was so much attention to detail too.