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Centcom Commander on Iran

Irancove @ November 12, 2007 # 2 Comments

Admiral Fallon’s recent comments about Iran policy: “None of this is helped by the continuing stories that just keep going around and around and around that any day now there will be another war which is just not where we want to go,” he said. “Getting Iranian behaviour to change and finding ways to get […]

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Retired Head of Mossad Discusses Iran

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In this article for the WaPo, Ephraim Halevy—the former head of Mossad—criticizes Israel’s posture toward Iran. Halvey claims that even a nuclear armed Iran is deterrable, and calls for more “sophisticated and nuanced” policies. Halvey’s description of Ahmadinejad’s desire to destroy Israel is perhaps exaggerated, but his sober analysis is interesting to read. (link via: […]

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Tehran Times’ Reaction to Mofaz’s “Shameful and Arrogant” Suggestions

Irancove @ November 12, 2007 # 4 Comments

A staff writer at the Mehr News Agency in Iran reacts to Israeli Deputy Prime Minister’s suggestions that the head of the IAEA, Mohammad ElBaradei, be fired from his post just before a new IAEA report on Iran is due.  Shaul Mofaz accused ElBaradei of pursuing policies which “endanger world peace.” Israel, Pakistan, India and […]

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Fisk: Holocaust Denial in The White House

Irancove @ November 12, 2007 # 5 Comments

Robert Fisk discusses genocide denial in the White House motivated, oddly enough, by considerations imposed by the “war on terror.” Source: The Independent How are the mighty fallen! President George Bush, the crusader king who would draw the sword against the forces of Darkness and Evil, he who said there was only “them or us”, […]

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Sadegh Kharazi: “A Wall of Mistrust”

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At the ICGA site, Farideh Farhi comments on an interview in Newseek (pasted below) with Sadegh Kharazi, Iran’s former ambassador to France who is reported to have authored the 2003 offer of dialog with the US to resolve outstanding issues. As noted by Farhi, Kharazi’s comments are a good measure of how some Iranian officials […]

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Poll: 70 Percent of Americans Oppose Any Military Strike on Iran

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Source: Payvand The findings of two opinion polls published this week give an emphatic message that the public in the US, UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany are opposed to any military action against Iran. A third survey, due to be published this month, demonstrates that this view is also held by large majority of […]

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Aijaz Ahmad: Can the U.S. hear ElBaradei over the noise they are making about Iran?

Irancove @ November 12, 2007 # 4 Comments

ElBaradei: “I have not received any information that there is a concrete, active nuclear program [in Iran] going on right now.” This clip by The Real News Network examines the substandard coverage of the Iranian nuclear issue by the American media, and clarifies some points which are muddled by the reporting. Aijaz Ahmad claims “The […]

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