Sources for FOX Attacks: Iran
Wayne Simmons ("We should've bombed somebody in Iran, then we'd bring them to the table...")
Simmons has endorsed the assassination of Hugo Chavez, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il. (Media Matters)
Simmons has also endorsed the execution of American "traitors" by firing squad. (News Hounds)
Mike Evans ("Ten kilotons in a refrigerator in a cargo container could kill a million people.")
One of Evans' recent books, "The Final Move Beyond Iraq," is sold at
ArmageddonBooks.com, which claims to be the "World's largest Bible prophecy bookstore featuring books, videos, and charts on Armageddon, Antichrist, 666, Rapture, Revelation."
Evans' other websites include the Evans Institute for Middle East
Studies, and the Jerusalem Prayer Team, which organizes Christians around the
world to pray for Israel. Its mission statement is to "guard, protect, and defend Eretz Yisrael until the Messiah comes to Jerusalem."
His most recent book is "Showdown with Nuclear Iran: Radical Islam's Messianic Mission to Destroy Israel and Cripple the United States."
Here is an article about Evans by Bill Berkowitz writing for the Inter
Press Service News Agency, A New General for God's Army.
Joe Lieberman ("Al Qaeda and Iran...These people are out to kill us.")
Joe Lieberman is an independent senator from Connecticut. Lieberman was first elected to the United States Senate in 1988 and was elected to his fourth term on November 7, 2006. Lieberman continued serving in the Senate after the Democratic presidential defeat in 2000. During his reelection bid in 2006, he lost the Democratic Party primary election, but won reelection in the general election as an independent candidate under the party label "Connecticut for Lieberman." Lieberman is now officially listed in Senate records for the 110th Congress as an "Independent Democrat". (Biography.com)
Lieberman has been one of the Senate's strongest advocates for continued prosecution of the Iraq War. Lieberman describes himself as being "genuinely an Independent," saying "I agree more often than not with Democrats on domestic policy. I agree more often than not with Republicans on foreign and defense policy." (Real Clear Politics).
Lieberman has repeatedly advocated for military strikes on Iran.
"I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq."
(Lieberman on Face the Nation, June 10, 2007)
"Although no one desires a conflict with Iran, the fact is that the Iranian government by its actions has declared war on us,"
(Lieberman, July 3, 2007)
John Bolton ("They're at war now.")
John Bolton has been an American diplomat in several Republican
administrations and served as the interim US Ambassador to the United
Nations from August 2005 until December 2006, on a recess appointment.
He resigned in December 2006, when his recess appointment would have
ended. Bolton is now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise
Institute. He is also member of the neo-conservative think tank Project
for a New American Century. (Who2.com)
AEI (American Enterprise Institute) has emerged as one of the leading
architects of the second Bush administration's public policy. More than
twenty AEI alumni and current visiting scholars and fellows have served
either in a Bush administration policy post or on one of the
government's many panels and commissions. (Right Web)
"There is no such thing as the United Nations. There is only the
international community, which can only be led by the only remaining
superpower, which is the United States." (Guardian Unlimited)
"The Secretariat building in New York has 38 stories. If you lost ten
stories today, it wouldn't make a bit of difference." CNN)
James Woolsey ("Iran is playing together with Al Qaeda.")
Woolsey has served in the US government as:
- General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services,
- Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977-1979
- Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in
Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989-1991
- Director of Central Intelligence, 1993-1995
Woolsey was among the first to publicly point the finger at Iraq in the
immediate days following 9/11. On September 11, 2001, Woolsey appeared
on NBC News and introduced the theory that Iraq may have been involved
in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (NBC News)
Woolsey has been a strong supporter of the Iraq war and is a member of
the neo-conservative think tank, Project for the New American Century,
which has associations with Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul
Wolfowitz, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, William Kristol, John Bolton, and
Richard Perle. (Antiwar.com)
Peter Brookes ("Al Qaeda operatives in Iran...training with aircraft...")
Brookes joined the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy
research institute based in Washington, D.C., in 2002 as a National Security Fellow.
According to Heritage's website, "Peter Brookes develops and communicates
The Heritage Foundation's stance on foreign policy and national security
affairs through media appearances, research, published articles,
congressional testimony and speaking engagements." Heritage's stated mission
is to "formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the
principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom,
traditional American values, and a strong national defense." (Heritage Foundation)
Heritage's initial funding came from political conservative Joseph Coors,
co-owner of the Coors Brewing Company. Funding from Coors was later
augmented by financial support from wealthy donors like billionaire Richard
Mellon Scaife, as well as nearly 100 major corporations, including Chase
Manhattan Bank, Dow Chemical Company, Ford Motor Company, General Motors,
GlaxoSmithKline, Mobil, and Procter & Gamble. (The Coors Connection)
Thomas McInerney ("We're fighting a forward strategy to prevent another 9/11 from happening over here.")
McInerney is director of NetStar Systems, and a Fox News pundit. He
advocates military-led regime change in Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea
and Syria, and is a member of the Iran Policy Committee, which was
formed in February 2005 to influence US government policy towards Iran.
NetStar Systems is a supplier of secure intranet and knowledge base
systems to the Defense and Intelligence sectors. From March 1996 to
December 1999, McInerney was Chief Executive Officer and President of
Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a business association
lobbying for greater commercial involvement in national defense
programs. (NetStar Systems)
From 1994, McInerney was Director of the Defense Performance
Review (DPR), reporting to the Secretary of Defense. In that capacity,
he led the Pentagon's "reinventing government" effort, reducing
government payrolls by contracting out work to private companies. (Iran Watch)
Christiane Amanpour ("My station was intimidated by the administration and its foot soldiers at FOX News.")
Christiane Amanpour is CNN's chief international correspondent based in
London. Amanpour has reported on most crises from the world's many news hotspots including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia,
Rwanda and the Balkans.
Her assignments have ranged from exclusive interviews with world leaders
to reporting on the human consequences of natural disasters or covering
events from the heart of war zones. She has received wide acclaim and
numerous awards for her work, particularly for her extensive coverage of
conflicts in the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East. Amanpour has received many prestigious awards in recognition of for her
reporting on major world stories. For her reporting from the Balkans,
Amanpour received a News and Documentary Emmy, two George Foster Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, a Courage in Journalism Award, a Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival Gold Award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. In total Amanpour has won nine Emmy awards, including one for her documentary 'Struggle for Islam' and the 2002 Edward R Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism.