Iran

War With Iran: Policies Of Delusion

by on October 7, 2012

Who wants a US/Iran war? Smedley Butler Lawrence Wilkerson addresses the question with the Real News Network.

There are elements, though, in all three places—in Washington, in Tel Aviv, and in Tehran—that want war. No question about it. The elements in Tehran want war because they see it as solidifying their hold, their revolutionary hold on the government for at least another decade or two, something that’s looking a


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Syria: From Here to Shanghai (with Moscow and Tehran)

by on July 6, 2012

So a man in front of a lime green sheet picks the singularly bemused mind of Asia Times journalist Pepe Escobar on Syria and more (video below). Where to go for informed commentary these days, friends. Escobar dodges the interviewer’s faintly disturbing Israeli fixation, stressing the pronounced interests of a Sunni bloc (the petro-states of Saudi Arabia and Qatar), Turkey, and Russia in Syria. He suggests that Secretary of State …
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Stuxnet Redux

by on May 29, 2012

Cyber-espionage is suspected as sophisticated malware strikes Iranian computers. The Flame virus, identified yesterday by the Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs, is thought to have been operating since August, 2010 at the least, and has been described as “basically an industrial vacuum cleaner for sensitive information.”

In 2010 Iranian uranium enrichment facilities were hit by the Stuxnet worm, a computer virus unprecedented in its complexity and focus.

After the …
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Training Terrorists in Nevada: Seymour Hersh on U.S. Aid to Iranian Group

by on April 10, 2012

Part One

Journalist Seymour Hersh has revealed that the Bush administration secretly trained an Iranian opposition group on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists. Hersh reports the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command trained operatives from Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK, at a secret site in Nevada beginning in 2005. According to Hersh, MEK members were trained in intercepting communications, cryptography, weaponry and small unit tactics at the Nevada site up until


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(Video) Road To Damascus, Backdoor To Tehran

by on March 19, 2012

Rula Amin reports on the fighting in Damascus


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Israel’s Atom Bomb Factory in 3D

by on March 14, 2012

Via Juan Cole:

An Israeli news magazine report in 3D animation on Israel’s Dimona nuclear facility, which produces enough plutonium every year to make another 10 nuclear weapons (Israel is thought to have 400 atom bombs, among the biggest stockpiles in the world). The report is based on the information given by nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu, treated by Israel rather as Bradley Manning has been treated by the US.


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War, Profit, and Snooker ~ Reasons To Attack Iran

by on March 8, 2012

Although the pretexts are flimsy, although the prospects for escalation and blow-back are appalling, although the illegality of such an act is unquestionable, although the popular appetite for yet another war in the Middle east is negligible, although not even the most fervent enthusiasts for the idea have been able to forward any kind of a plausible scenario in which such a venture ends in a win (for some reasonable …
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Democratic Hero: Elizabeth Warren

by on February 27, 2012

Leave it to “progressive” Democrats to esteem a millionaire Harvard academic who lives in a $5-million mansion as the Great New Hope to represent America’s middle two-thirds (Democrats have always preferred a little noblesse oblige from the 1% in lieu of political agency for the rest). Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has been vaunted by liberal media outlets and on Facebook walls for insisting that public infrastructure and services aid …
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Journalist Robert Fisk: Arab League using war in Syria to attack Iran

by on February 16, 2012


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Sanctions, Assassinations, and Allegations: Israel, the US, and Iran.

by on February 7, 2012

With increasingly tough (but no more politically consequential) sanctions imposed on Iran, and to date unproven allegations of an Iranian nuclear weapons program that recall the bogus threat of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs, the mad US-Israeli obsession with Iran is worrying.

As Obama proclaims the US “in lockstep with Israel” (and thus gives tacit approval to the assassination of scientists), this interview w/ Columbia University professor of …
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Iran and US Move Towards War

by on January 17, 2012

US and Iran inch closer to military conflict

 Courtesy of The Hill, we find out that,

The likelihood of military conflict between the United States and Iran is higher now than at any time in more than two decades, military analysts say, as tensions continue to escalate over Iran’s nuclear ambitions and blustery rhetoric.

According to Matthew Kroenig of the Council of Foreign Relations

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Killing Iran’s Nuclear Scientists ~ Cui Bono?

by on January 12, 2012

In essence, you cannot threaten a country into feeling more secure.
-Trita Parsi

A public service announcement from 1970

A Speculation from Juan Cole

If four US nuclear scientists were (God forbid) blown up at Las Alamos one after another, I think we all know that there would be hell to pay.


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