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Michael Scheuer on Marching Toward Hell, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Other Topics

Posted by Joshua Price on May 16, 2008

Below is our interview with the former head of the Bin Laden unit at the CIA, Michael Scheuer.

This is Mr. Scheuer’s second visit to The Conservative Beacon. He’s here to discuss his new book,¬†Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq. We also discuss America’s situation with Iran, our so-called ally Saudi Arabia, and other foreign policy issues. Mr. Scheuer also talks in-depth about his take on America’s relationship with Israel.

Finally, we are very excited to announce that Mr.Scheuer has agreed to contribute periodically to The Conservative Beacon. Mr. Scheuer’s knowledge and experience will be an invaluable and educational addition to The Conservative Beacon.

Michael Scheuer on Marching Toward Hell


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U.S. Ship Fires at Iranian Boats

Posted by Joshua Price on April 25, 2008

Well it’s about time we take some aggressive action that sends a message to Iran. Unfortunately it took a civilian ship contracted by the U.S. Navy to send the message.

Here’s an excerpt from Fox News:

A vessel contracted by the Navy in the Persian Gulf fired warning shots Thursday on two fast boats believed to be of Iranian origin.


n a story first reported by FOX News, Navy officials said the Westward Venture fired upon two boats about 50 miles off the coast of Iran.


U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet spokeswoman Cmdr. Lydia Robertson said the boats were of unknown origin, but other Navy officials told FOX News that the markings of the boats and their behavior led them to believe they were Iranian and typical of those used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

As you may recall this isn’t the first time this has happened. A couple of months ago a similar situation occurred where a U.S. Naval Ship was harassed by two Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRG) boats, but no shots–warning or otherwise–were fired.

What’s interesting in this story to me, other than the fact this shows a pattern of harassment by Iran, is that it took a Navy contracted civilian ship to actually fire warning shots.

Why didn’t the Naval vessel fire shots in the incident a couple of months ago? I don’t blame the men and women aboard the Naval ships. Why? Because they are simply following the policies developed to prevent offending anyone by the top brass.

They men and women aboard our ships are so afraid to fire on a potential enemy because they fear being charged with some sort of offense by our own government!

I applaud the civilian ship for sending a message to the Iranians: if you keep dogging and harassing U.S. Naval or civilian ships, we will fire and eventually destroy the IRG boats.

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Iran Buzzes Another U.S. Ship

Posted by Joshua Price on April 11, 2008

The U.S. Navy says one of its ships encountered a small Iranian high-speed boat in the central Persian Gulf. The Navy says the boat stayed away after the ship fired a flare.

Two other similar Iranian boats in the area did not approach as closely.

The USS Typhoon tried unsuccessfully to establish radio contact with the Iranian boat after it came within an estimated 200 yards of the Typhoon on Thursday, outside Iranian territorial waters. A Navy official says the ship then fired the flare and continued on its way northward without incident.

This is the second time this year that Iran gets very close to one of our ships. Now the fact that this particular part moved away after the Typhoon fired a flare may mean that this incident was indeed innocent, however, I’m still highly suspicious of any activity over there.,2933,350470,00.html

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Iran Installs 6,000 Centrifuges at Uranium Enrichment Plant

Posted by Joshua Price on April 8, 2008

Good to see how our current “diplomatic pressure” approach to dealing with Iran is working:

Iran’s president says Iran has begun installing 6,000 centrifuges at its uranium enrichment plant in Natanz.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the work on state television on Tuesday.

Iran already has about 3,000 centrifuges operating in Natanz. The new announcement is seen as a show of defiance of international demands to halt a nuclear program.

Are we ever going to get serious and tough with Iran?

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Iran Indoctrinating Children in Islamic Supremacism

Posted by Joshua Price on March 21, 2008

A new Freedom House study of Iranian textbooks finds that the Islamic Republic is teaching its children to embrace Islamic supremacism, preparing them to enter a political system that discriminates against women and non-Muslims.

The study, “Discrimination and Intolerance in Iran‘s Textbooks,” is the most comprehensive to date of Iran’s textbooks, analyzing 95 compulsory textbooks for grades one to 11. The main author of the study, Saeed Paivandi, is a sociologist at Paris-8 University and one of the few Western scholars to specialize in Iran’s post-revolutionary education system.

“The discourse of the textbooks has not been written with the concept of equality of all human beings, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” the study concludes. “In the textbooks’ reasoning, human beings cannot be equal with one another on this earth, in the same way that, on the day of reckoning, they will be subject to divine judgment for their identity and actions. The trend, based on the clear and official negation of the equality of human beings, created different positions for the various people in society. Some individuals are born first-class citizens, due to their identity, gender, and way of thinking, while others become second- and third-class citizens. Those who are excluded from the inside are victims of this discriminatory system.”

Nothing like raising generation after generation of hate-filled, potential terrorists.

Just how the Hitler of Germany thought certain ethnic and religious groups were inferior, namely Jews, the Hitler of Iran believes in the inferiority of Jews, Christians, women and homosexuals, and he’s passing this belief on to school children.

Again, where are the human rights groups? Nowhere to be found. This proves that most human rights groups only care about their cause to the extent that its politically beneficial, just like any other political group. They act like they are above everyone else because of their mission, yet their mission only applies in political expedient circumstances.

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