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The Guardian: Kurds defeated, displaced and divided after Iraq reclaims oil-rich Kirkuk

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:01:35 GMT
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An independence referendum supposed to strengthen the Kurds' position ended in a retreat in which Iranian influence was keyWhen the guns fell silent on the Kirkuk-Erbil road, just after noon on Friday, a fresh border had been scythed through the oil-rich soil – and a new line of influence carved across northern Iraq.Their gun barrels still hot, vanquished peshmerga forces began another withdrawal a few miles closer to the seat of government in the now shrunken boundaries of Iraqi Kurdistan. A few miles south, closer to Kirkuk, Iraqi forces were digging in, their conquest of the entire province complete, and their five-day sweep through the rest of the north having seized up to 14,000 sq km from the Kurds, with a minimum of bother. Continue reading...

NYT: Iran Saps Strength of Revolutionary Guards With Arrests and Cutbacks

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:31:55 GMT
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Missiles on display during Defense Week last month in Tehran, where the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps also unveiled Iran's new Russian-made S-300 air defense system.

The Guardian: Send our children to war, urges Yemeni minister

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:37:10 GMT
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Youth minister Hassan Zaid proposes suspending classes in war-torn country and arming pupils and teachersThe youth minister in war-torn Yemen's rebel government has proposed suspending school classes for a year and sending pupils and teachers to the front.Hassan Zaid, the minister for youth and sports in an administration set up by Iran-backed Huthi rebels and not internationally recognised, suggested pupils and teachers could be armed. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Hands up: the theories behind the Merkel-May-Macron huddle

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:45:41 GMT
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Journalists and the public enjoy considering the alternatives to the leaders' assertion they were talking about IranSo what were they talking about? An unusual photo of the German and French leaders, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, apparently covering their mouths while deep in conversation with a concerned-looking Theresa May has sparked all manner of theories.For some, the picture recalled a conspiratorial huddle of football players trying to conceal from the opposing team their options for a potentially game-changing kick. "May, Merkel and Macron going for the old hide-the-free-kick-plan-from-the-lipreader trick," tweeted the Agence France-Presse reporter Danny Kemp. Continue reading...

NYT: The Saturday Profile: Selling the Porsche to Promote Iranian Art

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:52:20 GMT
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Hamidreza Pejman's nonprofit foundation has been buying Iranian art and supporting dozens of Iranian and foreign artists for the last two years.

The Guardian: Merkel hopeful of Brexit deal after May's pleas - politics live

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:49:52 GMT
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Angela Merkel is upbeat about a deal after Theresa May implores European leaders to give her something she could defend. But the EU will refuse to move on to trade talks just yetMay pleads with EU27 for Brexit deal she can defend 10.49am BST Theresa May is opening her delayed press conference. She says she looks forward to working with the EU in the future.The EU leaders also discussed foreign policy, May says, adding that they reiterate their "firm commitment" to the Iran nuclear deal. She also condemns North Korea and specifically names China as a nation that must help deal with the issue. 10.44am BST As mentioned earlier - now confirmed - EU leaders have agreed to start internal discussions on their approach to the "second phase" - talks on trade and the transition to Brexit.

CNN Top Stories: Iran's Ayatollah says Trump is 'foul-mouthed'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:51:01 GMT
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In his first comments after Donald Trump said he intended to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, on Wednesday called the US president "foul-mouthed" and someone who "pretends to be an idiot.

NYT: Struggle Over Kirkuk Puts the U.S. and Iran on the Same Side

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:27:58 GMT
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Iraqi security forces in military vehicles in Kirkuk on Tuesday.

NYT: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Escalates Confrontation with Iran

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:14:16 GMT
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The ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, used a Security Council meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to deliver a strident denunciation of Iran's behavior.

BBC World: Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei denounces Trump's "?rants and whoppers'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:46:36 GMT
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The country's supreme leader attacks the US president for threatening to abandon the nuclear deal.

The Guardian: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Trump's 'rants and whoppers'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:17:36 GMT
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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responds to US president decertifying nuclear deal saying Tehran will not violate agreement firstIran's supreme leader has said his country will not take heed of "rants and whoppers of a foul-throated US president", in a speech that also made clear that Tehran will not be the first to violate the nuclear deal.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in his first reaction since Donald Trump decertified the Iran deal, said on Wednesday that "we will not tear up the nuclear deal so long as the other side has not torn it up, but if they do, we will cut it in pieces". Continue reading...

NYT: How Did Trump Play in Iran? Not Well

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:23:12 GMT
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When President Trump announced that the United States would not recertify Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal, Iran's news media reacted.

The Guardian: Letter from ex-PM about jailed British-Iranian woman 'proves government links'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:13:26 GMT
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Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Iran's prosecutor general, says letter from David Cameron asking for release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe shows links to UK governmentTehran's prosecutor general has said that a letter from David Cameron pleading for the release of a British-Iranian woman serving a five-year jail term in Iran on charges relating to national security was "confirmation that she had links with the UK government".In his first explicit comments spelling out reasons for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's arrest in April 2016, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said on Tuesday that her arrest was important to the British establishment. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Fresh call for Boris Johnson to resign after he fails to apologise for Libya 'dead bodies' comment - Politics live

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:22:58 GMT
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Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen, including David Davis's Commons statement on Brexit and Boris Johnson taking Foreign Office questions 12.22pm BST Labour's Jeff Smith says Johnson said earlier this year that Labour had been far too pessimistic about Donald Trump. Does he accept he was wrong?Johnson says President Trump has not juncked the Iran nuclear deal, the JCPOA. Britain intends to keep it alive. 12.08pm BST Johnson says British aid workers responded fantastically to the recent hurricanes.Yet before the hurricane was even over, he received a letter two select committees criticising the UK's response, he says. He says that was "premature". Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Tillerson expresses hope for diplomatic resolution

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:05 GMT
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Embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper Sunday to address a myriad of topics including the potential for negotiations with North Korea, his hopes for the future of the Iran nuclear deal and reported tensions with President Donald Trump.

The Guardian: EU urges US Congress to preserve Iran nuclear deal Trump threatened

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:26:44 GMT
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Foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said moves to dismantle agreement would complicate diplomacy with North KoreaThe European Union has urged US lawmakers to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, warning that Donald Trump's threat to end it could jeopardise international security and damage diplomatic efforts to defuse tension in North Korea.The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the president's threat risks making it "more difficult to open any form of dialogue or mediation with in the case of a serious threat". Continue reading...

The Guardian: Fears of new guerrilla war before Isis dream of caliphate is crushed

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:37:56 GMT
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The prospect of Turkish or Iranian occupation of parts of Kurdistan could push diplomacy in the region to its limitsWith the Islamic State terror group days from being routed from its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, and ejected two months ago from Mosul in Iraq, the western anti-Isis alliance should be congratulating itself.Instead, it finds the two ground forces that did most to expel Isis – armed, trained and supported by Washington – at each other's throats, with tensions concentrated on the oil city of Kirkuk. Continue reading...

The Guardian: McConnell and Trump meet for lunch after Bannon calls for Republican 'war'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
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Senate leader is target in ex-White House adviser's primary campaign"˜He is failing': Trump strikes out solo as friends worry and enemies circleMitch McConnell will meet Donald Trump for lunch on Monday, two days after the president's former chief strategist called for the metaphorical assassination of the Senate majority leader. Related: 'We tried nice guys': conservative hardliners stay in a trance for Trump Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: How Trump united Iran against him

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:49:20 GMT
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CNN Top Stories: Haley: Don't let Iran become 'next North Korea'

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:38:38 GMT
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US ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday the Trump administration's approach to the Iran deal is aimed at avoiding another situation like in North Korea.

CNN Top Stories: US President infuriates Iranians across political spectrum

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:16:41 GMT
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Tehran is a city that wears its political colors on its sleeve. The sprawling Iranian capital nestles between barren mountain ranges, its streets packed with high rises, leafy parks and markets.

CNN Top Stories: Trump's comments on Iran nuclear deal draw ire

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:17:00 GMT
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President Trump's latest comments regarding the nuclear deal have offended many Iranians.

CNN Top Stories: Clinton: Iran deal change is dangerous

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:40:15 GMT
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Hillary Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that decertifying the Iran nuclear deal sends a message to the world that America's word is not good.

NYT: Asia and Australia Edition: Mogadishu, Iran, North Korea: Your Monday Briefing

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:51:14 GMT
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The Guardian: Britain must do more to bring Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back from Iran | Shirin Ebadi

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:39:43 GMT
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There is no evidence for new charges against the British-Iranian charity worker that she plotted against Tehran. She's a political prisoner and Britain should support her - Shirin Ebadi is a Nobel peace laureateLast week in Iran, while most global attention focused on Donald Trump's threat to shred the nuclear deal, new charges were brought against the British-Iranian charity worker, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Arrested last year while on holiday with her one-year-old, Nazanin faces 16 additional years behind bars. She is currently serving five years, accused of plotting to overthrow the Iranian regime. The news comes just one month before she was eligible for early release.Last month, Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, attended the UN general assembly.

CNN Top Stories: US trying to stay in Iran deal, according to Tillerson

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:52:30 GMT
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the US is trying to stay in the Iran nuclear deal while hoping to achieve more from it, days after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the US out of the agreement.


A tool for them long posts ..
18.11 - 2007


I wrote this tool some months ago while developing on the xPresso publishing system (NO), and has done some rewriting this week to implement further functionality.

The Codificator now provides:
- automatic code wrapping in DC board format
- conversion of regular HTML-formatted text to DC board formatted text
- link extraction from HTML to DC board format
- auto fetch of webpages, with on-select conversion of content to DC board format.

It won't boil your coffee or knit you a warm sweater for the winter, but it may help you to be more efficient when you're online discussing politics.
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AnoBBS - free BBS software

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Bug in bbsFunctions.php, xAuth.php and some language fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/bbsFunctions.php and progs/xAuth.php to replace your current versions.
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AnoBBS is a opensource 3DES-encrypted Bulletin Board where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is Ajax and PHP, the forum files are stored as XML.
Below is a list of the basic functionality:
- user authentication
- topic list and topic view
- three userlevels; admin, moderator and user
- post threads
- post and edit replies
- print or save threads
- edit, delete and lock threads (mod)
- edit forumdata and users (admin)
- save BBS (admin)
- delete BBS (admin)

The BBS is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enable browser to function.

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AnoChat - free chat software

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**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in cFunctions.php fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/cFunctions.php to replace your current versions.
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AnoChat is an opensource 3DES-encrypted chat where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is JX, similar to Ajax.
The chat is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enabled browser to function.

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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007


Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!