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Why do they hate us

June 6, 2012

Americans ask, “Why do they hate us?” Stephen M. Walt, Harvard professor of international relations, suggests: Remember the Golden Rule? “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I’ve been thinking that Americans ought to reflect a bit more on the long-term costs of our willingness to do unto others in ways […]

Syria and Iran the seeds of World War Three

April 12, 2012

To get some idea of how absurd the Syria situation is, imagine the following scenario: The United States government is under attack by an insurgent group, which lists kidnappings and bombings in its modus operandi. The insurgents are being aided by Canada and Mexico, with Mexico planning to seize some US territory in order to […]

Wars abroad leave crumbling US infrastructure at home

April 11, 2012

While politicians in Washington recklessly call for bombing Syria and Iran, they ignore the economic costs of failed US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It calls into question the competence of leadership elites in the US, not to mention fundamental issues of governance involving the preservation of constitutional democracy. In the past, the US paid […]

MEK of Iran trained in Nevada by JSOC

April 7, 2012

From the air, the terrain of the Department of Energy’s Nevada National Security Site, with its arid high plains and remote mountain peaks, has the look of northwest Iran. In certain sections, the curious are warned that the site’s security personnel are authorized to use deadly force, if necessary, against intruders. It was here that […]

United States officially on a war footing concerning Iran

March 23, 2012

On March 16, President Barack Obama may have quietly placed the United States on a war preparedness footing, perhaps in anticipation of an outbreak of war between Israel, the West, and Iran. A newly-propounded Executive Order, titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness,” renews and updates the president’s power to take control of all civil energy supplies, […]

Israel too small to last a week of war with Iran

March 18, 2012

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says despite Tel Aviv’s escalating war rhetoric against Iran, Israel is too small to survive even one week of real war. Salehi added that Iran does not consider Israeli claims or threats as real threats. “… We take every little threat serious even if it comes from the weakest […]

11 thousand Iranian missiles aimed at Israel and US bases

March 11, 2012

Tehran’s ambassador to Lebanon says Iran has prepared itself to launch about 11,000 missiles at Israel and U.S. bases in the region if they do a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the Lebanese media reported. “We have prepared ourselves and currently have 11,000 missiles ready to launch at the U.S. and Israel and their interests […]

Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK When a terrorist group is no longer a terrorist group

March 11, 2012

The Mujahedin-e Khalq, better known as MEK, was driven out of Iran, and eventually armed and given a military base by Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Saddam then used the group to carry out terrorist acts inside Iran. The U.S. military and the CIA have in the past recruited MEK agents to enter Iran and report […]

Israeli and American Differences on Attacking Iran

March 10, 2012

What divides President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu on attacking Iran is a question of timing. Obama’s “red line” is the point at which Iran “possesses” a nuclear weapon, which would not arrive for a couple of years even if Iran actually intends to make one. (American and Israeli intelligence services concur […]

Israel offered weapons to delay attacking Iran

March 9, 2012

The United States offered Israel advanced weaponry in return for it committing not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities this year, Israeli daily Maariv reported on Thursday. Citing unnamed Western diplomats and intelligence sources, the report said that during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington this week, the US administration offered to supply Israel with […]