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Discredited Con Coughlin Sets Sights on Iran

Irancove @ July 9, 2008 # 3 Comments

Daily Telegraph author Con Coughlin, who has a long history of writing unsubstantiated articles, is now claiming that Iran is pursuing an “A-bomb project.” Coughlin—who has has in the past accepted phony stories from the MI6 and fabricated his sources—once again, does not provide any evidence or any sources to back up his shoddy assertions […]

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Anthony Cordesman Joins Michael Mullen on Giving a Red-Light to an Israeli Attack on Iran

Irancove @ July 9, 2008 # 3 Comments

According to Haaretz: U.S. analyst: Mullen made clear Israel has no ‘green light’ to attack Iran A senior U.S. strategic analyst says the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, sent Israel an unequivocal message stating that Israel does not have a “green light” from the U.S. to attack Iranian nuclear […]

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HR 362 and the Alarming Escalation of Hostility Towards Iran

Irancove @ July 8, 2008 # 2 Comments

Via Common Dreams by Alan Nasser: The current tension among political observers as to whether the U.S. and/or Israel will undertake military action against Iran before president Bush leaves office has been greatly intensified by the prospect that Congress will pass a frightening resolution, HR 362, as early as this week. The Demands of HR […]

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July 9 is National Call-In Day to Voice Opposition for Iran Blockade Resolution

Irancove @ July 8, 2008 # 4 Comments

Source: NIAC Wednesday, July 9 is a national call-in day for H.Con.Res 362, the blockade resolution.H.Con.Res.362 has over 220 cosponsors; is yours one? Call your member of Congress and ask him or her not to support a blockade on Iran. Congress is considering this bill at this very moment; now is the time to act […]

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McCain “Jokes” About Killing Iranians

Irancove @ July 8, 2008 # 7 Comments

Responding to a report that US exports to Iran grew more than tenfold during the Bush administration’s time in office (with cigarettes being the top export), Republican Presidential nominee John McCain responded: “Maybe thats a way of killing them.” He quickly caught himself, saying “I meant that as a joke” as his wife, Cindy, poked […]

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Seymour Hersh: US Training Jundullah and MEK for Bombing Preparation

Irancove @ July 8, 2008 # 3 Comments

According to an interview with Seymour Hersh, the US is training terrorist groups to cause chaos inside Iran, provoking an aggressive reaction from the Iranians, which will serve as a pretext for military action from the US. Source: CASMII Seymour Hersh: US Training Jondollah and MEK for Bombing preparation In an interview with NPR on […]

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US Exports to Iran Increased Under Bush

Irancove @ July 8, 2008 # 5 Comments

According to this article, exports grew more than tenfold during the Bush years.

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Conference: Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald and the Rubaiyat

Irancove @ July 8, 2008 # 2 Comments

This week-long conference to be held at Leyden and Cambridge celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edward FitzGerald (1809) and the 150th anniversary of the first publication of his famous Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859). 2009 will be an opportunity to mark the unique achievements of this former Cambridge student (Trinity 1826-30) and […]

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Reading Solana in Tehran

Irancove @ July 7, 2008 # 3 Comments

Trita Parsi’s analysis on the latest developments in the nuclear issue: WASHINGTON, Jul 7 (IPS) – Conciliatory noises from Tehran over the nuclear issue have left Washington and Brussels baffled, and unconvinced of Iran’s intentions. Having grown accustomed to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s uncompromising language, Tehran’s new tone has raised more suspicion than hope among cynics […]

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New Resolution Blockading Iran to War

Irancove @ July 7, 2008 # 6 Comments

Colonel Sam Gardiner and Cyrus Bina: Markets have been watching every move of President Bush and the Israeli government to decipher whether war with Iran is in the making. Few expected, however, that the equivalent of a green light for war would come from our Democratic-controlled Congress. That is what Congress is preparing to do […]

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How do Iranians React to Threats of Attack

Irancove @ July 7, 2008 # 5 Comments

Pepe Escobar talks to Trita Parsi on the effects of threats on Iranian public opinion on The Real News:

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Cafe Mass Murder

Irancove @ July 6, 2008 # 5 Comments

Cafe Press is a website where people can create and submit their designs and Cafe Press will put their work on a variety of apparel and merchandise such as t-shirts, boxer-shorts, jackets, satchels, buttons, bumper stickers and coffee mugs. Recently while browsing some of their merchandise, I ran across a number of rather hateful designs […]

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Disaster Capitalism: State of Extortion

Irancove @ July 6, 2008 # No Comment Yet

Naomi Klein on Disaster Capitalism and the “biggest stickup in world history:” (Update: Eteraz has her interview with Tavis Smiley) Once oil passed $140 a barrel, even the most rabidly right-wing media hosts had to prove their populist cred by devoting a portion of every show to bashing Big Oil. Some have gone so far […]

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al-Maliki to Bush: Iraqi land, airspace and waterways will not be used for attacking Iran

Irancove @ July 6, 2008 # 3 Comments

Via UPI: BAGHDAD, July 5 (UPI) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has cautioned the United States against using Iraqi territory to carry out attacks on Iran. Maliki’s statements came in a Friday video link meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush, al-Alam reported. Maliki said he was concerned about military pressure aimed at Iran […]

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Toning Down the Rhetoric on Iran

Irancove @ July 5, 2008 # 5 Comments

According to Swoop: Tensions continue to grow over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and covert agenda in Iraq. While the drumbeat of the Administration’s rhetoric has risen and fallen, Tehran’s non-acceptance of the latest P5+1 incentives plan and tougher EU financial sanctions have increased the confrontation’s temperature. As we have previously indicated, the current crisis is made […]

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US Supporting Terrorist Groups Against Iran

Irancove @ July 5, 2008 # 7 Comments

Via The balancing act has become more difficult for Iraq since George Bush successfully requested $400m (£200m) from Congress last year to fund covert operations aimed at destabilising the Iranian leadership. Some of these operations are likely to be launched from Iraqi territory with the help of Iranian militants opposed to Tehran. The most […]

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Ron Paul: Members of Congress Openly Talk About Nuking Iran

Irancove @ July 5, 2008 # 3 Comments

Ron Paul: Congressman Ron Paul has warned millions of radio listeners that the US is heading into a deadly confrontation with Iran, revealing his disbelief at members of Congress who have openly voiced support for a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the country. “If we do (attack) it is going to be a disaster,” the Congressman […]

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Some Questions on Admiral Mullen’s Warning to Israel

Irancove @ July 4, 2008 # One Comment

Regarding Admiral Mullen’s recent remarks against Israel attacking Iran, Jim Lobe asks: Mullen is actually going further in calling for dialogue than former Centcom Commander Adm. William “Fox” Fallon did. And note that there’s no mention of the current precondition, that Iran suspend its uranium enrichment. His opposition to any attack by Israel is really […]

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Admiral Mullen Warn Israel on Bombing Iran

Irancove @ July 3, 2008 # 4 Comments

Admiral Mullen, the Chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff: Opening up a third front right now would be extremely stressful on us…This is a very unstable part of the world, and I don’t need it to be more unstable. Iran is a signatory to the NPT and there is no evidence of an […]

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Iranians Capture U.S. Spies

Irancove @ July 2, 2008 # 6 Comments

David Ignatius reports in the Washington Post: The danger of these cross-border activities was explained to me by one intelligence source. He said the Iranians had recently captured several dissident Iranian operatives who had been recruited by U.S. military officers inside Iraq and then sent into Iran. The Iranians, whose intelligence network inside Iraq is […]

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Sy Hersh on Al Jazeera

Irancove @ July 2, 2008 # 3 Comments

Link via Juan Cole:

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The Alternative to an Israeli Attack on Iran

Irancove @ July 2, 2008 # 3 Comments

Israel’s former Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami and NIAC President Trita Parsi on the flaws in the outlook of Tel Aviv and Washington toward Iran: Serious diplomacy, not military action, will bring regional security. from the July 2, 2008 edition Washington and Jerusalem – Is war between Israel and Iran inevitable? To listen to Iran’s radical […]

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Scott Ritter: US Planning Iran Attacks

Irancove @ July 1, 2008 # No Comment Yet

Jason Leopold interviews Scott Ritter—former Chief UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq and ex-Marine Corp’s intelligence officer—on the Bush Administration’s ill-advised plans to attack Iran: In 2002, Scott Ritter, the former Chief United Nations Weapons Inspector In Iraq, publicly accused the Bush administration of lying to Congress and the public about assertions that Iraq was hiding […]

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