Sonntag, 22. September 2013

US Struggle With Iran s Peace Offensive

By Eric Margolis

America s war party is furious: its dreams of seeing US power crush Syria, then Iran are in jeopardy.

Can Washington Reciprocate Iran s 'Constructive Engagement'?

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

The relevant question is whether Washington is prepared to abandon a strategic approach to the Middle East that has done profound damage to America s own position in this vital region-in no small part, by rendering productive diplomacy with the Islamic Republic impossible.

US Cowardice Will Let Israel s Isolated Right Off The Hook

By Robert Fisk

These are hard times for the Israeli right. Used to bullying the US, and especially its present, shallow leader, the Likudists suddenly find that the whole world wants peace in the Middle East rather than war.

Can Iran Trust the United States?

By Sheldon Richman

In international law, sanctions are an act of war. How could they not be? They aim to deprive a population of food, medicine, and other needed goods.

Netanyahu sabotaging Obama s Iran efforts

Newspaper dishes out fierce criticism of PM following General Assembly address, says Netanyahu 'seems eager for a fight.,7340,L-4435605,00.html

The human costs of the Iran sanctions

Iranian-Americans, who are allowed under U.S. law to send money to elderly parents in Iran, cannot find any bank in the United States or Europe that will wire the funds.

From Information Clearing House


NYT s David Sanger Scaremongering Iran Nukes Worse Than Netanyahu

Robert Naiman, Truthout: The New York Times' David Sanger provides no evidence for his assertion that Iran is 'just a few weeks' away from building a nuclear bomb, surpassing the gold standard for scaremongering set by the Israeli government, says Naiman.


War with Syria and Iran will be Hell on Earth


Netanyahu Makes Rounds in Challenge to US Peace with Iran

Samstag, 21. September 2013

Iran may bring peace to the Middle East

Peace With Iran?

Freitag, 20. September 2013

Iran s Rohani: Under No Circumstance Will We Build Nuclear Bomb

Iran s Rouhani: 'People Are Tired of War'


Rouhani Surfs The New WAVE

WAVE as in World Against Violence

By Pepe Escobar

'We should start thinking about a coalition for peace all across the globe instead of the ineffective coalitions for war.'

Iran s Rouhani tells UN: we pose no threat to the world

In his speech, Rouhani said he had 'listened carefully' to Obama address earlier in the day. He concluded that if Washington did not give in to the influence of 'warmongers', then the US and Iran "can arrive at a framework to manage our differences".

From Information Clearing House

Das langsame Ende des Feindbilds Iran?

Präsident Rohani läutet mit Unterstützung des obersten Führers eine neue Realpolitik der Annäherung ein.


Donnerstag, 29. August 2013

The War on Iran Begins in Syria

By Eric Draitser

Despite the high-minded talk of humanitarianism, the US is advancing a transparently neo-colonialist agenda aimed at securing hegemony in the region by destroying what little opposition remains.

The Craziest Detail About the CIA s 1953 Coup in Iran

By J. Dana Stuster

In 1953, CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, oversaw the planning of TPAJAX, the CIA's plan for the 'quasi-legal overthrow' (the CIA s euphemistic term of art) of Mossadegh. The CIA has confirmed his role in declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive.

The Real Target of These Attacks is Not Syria

By Robert Fisk

Why a victory for Assad is a victory for Iran.


The Iran Threat

Mittwoch, 21. August 2013

60 Jahre CIA-Operation Ajax

Umfangreiche Akten der CIA zum Staatsstreich im Iran freigegeben.

Montag, 29. Juli 2013

Lindsey Graham Wants War with Iran at the End of the Summer

Sen. Lindsey Graham told a ''cheering'' audience Tuesday that if the relationship between the U.S. and Iran doesn t improve by the end of summer, he will ask Congress to authorize going to war.

Neocons Desperate To Start War Against Iran

By Damian Lataan

It s not a matter of 'if' the US and/or Israel attack Iran, it s a matter of when.

Former Israeli Spy Chief Calls On Israel To Endorse U.S-Iran Nuclear Talks

'Some of the Americans may reach the conclusion that Israel s only goal is to hurt the chances for negotiations with Iran,' he wrote.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and 'Bomb Iran'

By Marsha Cohen

If the use of atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during wartime remains morally and militarily questionable, one might think that there would be even less justification for a military strike on Iran, with whom neither Israel nor the US is at war.

U.S. Army Chief Says Military Options Against Iran 'Better' Than A Year Ago

By Haaretz

Israel 'of course wants us to continue to present a credible military threat to support those diplomatic and economic efforts,' the New York Times cited him as saying.

Military Madness: Has Our Species Become Insane?

By Jim McCluskey

1 in 25 people are sociopaths with 'no moral conscience' and these are the people who rise to the top; who are in charge.

From Information Clearing House


Who is the enemy: Edward Snowden or Lindsey Graham?

Downsize DC
by James Wilson


Senator Lindsey Graham wants sanctions imposed on any country granting Edward Snowden asylum. The Senate Appropriations Committee agrees. But...I DENY CONSENT! Snowden served the American public by revealing NSA crimes. It must never be a crime to expose crimes. To oppose Snowden s actions is to support criminality. And the proposed sanctions would simply pile new crimes on top of old crimes...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


The Myth Of The Good Wars

Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2013

Good-Bye Dubai? Bombing Iran s Nuclear Facilities Would Leave the Entire Gulf States Region Virtually Uninhabitable


''Iran and American Foreign Policy: Where Did the U.S. Go Wrong?''


Noam Chomsky and Flynt and Hillary Leverett, authors of the controversial ''Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran.''

Israel s Nuke Arsenal Off-Limits

By Robert Parry

Netanyahu went on American TV and threatened war on Iran for its alleged pursuit of a nuclear weapon, while being spared any inconvenient questions about Israel s very real. and rogue, nuclear arsenal.

From Information Clearing House

Donnerstag, 2. Mai 2013

The Real Reason America Can t Make a Nuclear Deal with Iran

By Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

The Iranian nuclear issue has at least as much to do with the future of international order as it does with nonproliferation.

U.S. beefs up super bomb to wipe out Iran nuke site

The Pentagon has beefed up its biggest ''bunker buster'' bomb so it can destroy Iran s most heavily armed and protected nuclear site, U.S. officials said.

US upgrades bunker buster to thwart Israel strike in Iran

U.S. officials told Israel that the United States has new weapons capable of destroying Iran s underground nuclear site in Fordow, an American daily reported.

3 Glaring Hypocrisies in Obama s Iran Policy

By John Glaser

Americans need to stop pointing the finger at the ''bad guys'' Washington is so keen to warn us about, and start paying attention to their own government s crimes.

Nuclear Iran Unlikely to Tilt Regional Power Balance

By Jim Lobe and Joe Hitchon

A nuclear-armed Iran would not pose a fundamental threat to the United States and its regional allies like Israel and the Gulf Arab monarchies, according to a new report.

From Information Clearing House

Samstag, 20. April 2013

U.S. Intel Chief Says Iran Isn t Building Nukes

By Nima Shirazi

In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Director of National Intelligence reaffirmed what the U.S. intelligence community has been saying for years: Iran has no nuclear weapons program, is not building a nuclear weapon and has not even made a decision to do so.

Iran: How the West Missed a Chance to Make Peace With Iran

By Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne shows how the West turned down a precious opportunity to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis eight years ago, and argues that it is western rather than Iranian intransigence that prevents a deal being struck today.

Olmert accuses Netanyahu of exaggerating Iranian threat

He indicated that Iran did not cross the ''red line'' yet in its nuclear capabilities as claimed by Netanyahu in his speech to the UN General Assembly several months ago. He affirmed the Iranian nuclear program has not been making progress in years and that the extent of the threat has been exaggerated.

Former Mossad chief defends decision to defy Netanyahu on Iran

Meir Dagan warned that by beating the drums of war, Netanyahu was putting Israel at risk of provoking Iran to strike preemptively.

From Information Clearing House


Nuclear-Armed States Say Iran Poses Threat to Nuclear Security

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