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Tehran Reaction to Military Threats

Irancove @ June 29, 2008 # 5 Comments

Farideh Farhi has a very interesting post at ICGA on comments made by General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolution’s Guard Corps (IRGC) in an interview with Jam e Jam.  As Farhi points out, the interview reveals how Tehran views the possibility and aftermath of a US/Israeli attack: The wire services have […]

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Seymour Hersh: Bush Administration Steps Up “Secret Moves” Againts Iran

Irancove @ June 29, 2008 # 4 Comments

Source: The New Yorker by Seymour M. Hersh Operations outside the knowledge and control of commanders have eroded “the coherence of military strategy,” one general says. Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and […]

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OPEC President: Weak Dollar, Pressure on Iran Will Drive Oil Prices to $170

Irancove @ June 29, 2008 # 16 Comments

As Rep. Gary Ackerman’s Iran war legislation makes it’s way around Congress, the OPEC president warns of $170 barrel of oil by the end of summer: ALGERIA. OPEC President Chakib Khelil predicted that the price of oil will climb to US$170 a barrel before the end of the year, citing the dollar’s decline and political […]

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US Builds 4 Military Bases Within 20 Miles of Iranian Border

Irancove @ June 29, 2008 # 4 Comments

According to announcements by a senior Iraqi police officer: The bases, equipped with missile launch pads, have been set up over the past four months on the Iraq-Iran border; Iraqi al-Noor newspaper quoted the official as saying. He added that one of the bases has been located 30 km (20 miles) from the first border […]

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Are Congressional Democrats Leading Us to War with Iran?

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Sarah van Gelder of Yes! Magazine: Until recently, the power struggle within the Bush administration over whether to attack Iran seemed to be going badly for the hawks. Their disastrous record in Iraq coupled with flimsy arguments for attacking Iran meant they were gaining little support. But now it appears congressional Democrats may be riding […]

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The Iran War Resolution

Irancove @ June 29, 2008 # 2 Comments

(tip via Eteraz) Iran War Resolution May Be Passed Next Week Quick Links H. Con. Res. 362 S. Res. 580 Newsletter Take Action Donate Introduced less than a month ago, Resolution 362, also known as the Iran War Resolution, could be passed by the House as early as next week. The bill is the chief […]

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