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Dennis Ross appointed special advisor role

Irancove @ February 24, 2009 # 3 Comments

Jim Lobe writes: There will no doubt be a wealth of commentary about what precisely this announcement will mean for Ross’s future authority and influence. But, if you compare it with the way the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) advertised it to its Board of Trustees early last month — Ross will be […]

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Priceless artifacts on loan from Iran to universities in the U.S are in danger of being auctioned off

Irancove @ February 24, 2009 # 5 Comments

Should pieces of Mount Rushmore or the Statue of Liberty be auctioned off to Shock and Awe survivors in Iraq? Via NIAC: At a time of hope when President Barack Obama has commended our heritage, saying “The Iranian people are a great people, and Persian civilization is a great civilization,” a court in Chicago is […]

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Chas Freeman appointed chairman of National Intelligence Council

Irancove @ February 23, 2009 # 5 Comments

Chas Freeman has been appointed chairman of the NIC —which as Jim Lobe mentions is the body that is the body that is charged by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) with synthesizing the analyses of the entire U.S. intelligence community and producing National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) — the most famous of which was the […]

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The Russia, Iran, U.S. Dance

Irancove @ February 23, 2009 # 4 Comments

via the Real News:

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US using British atomic weapons factory for its nuclear program

Irancove @ February 18, 2009 # 4 Comments

by Matthew Taylor and Richard Norton-Taylor at the Guardian The US military has been using Britain’s atomic weapons factory to carry out research into its own nuclear warhead programme, according to evidence seen by the Guardian. US defence officials said that “very valuable” warhead research has taken place at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston […]

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Michael Ledeen in Orbit

Irancove @ February 17, 2009 # 6 Comments

More drool from Michael Ledeen (in the WSJ, of course): Last week Iran put its own telecommunications satellite into orbit. U.S. officials in the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon were certainly right to warn that this shows that the mullahs have now mastered the technology needed to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles. But […]

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Gerald Celente on Worst Economic Collapse Ever, Iran, Israel and WWWIII

Irancove @ February 15, 2009 # 7 Comments

Russia Today interview with U.S. trend forcaster, Gerald Celente: In 2009 we’re going to see the worst economic collapse ever, the ‘Greatest Depression’, says Gerald Celente, U.S. trend forecaster. He believes it’s going to be very violent in the U.S., including there being a tax revolt. RT: The fragile U.S. economy has been met with […]

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Gallup: Americans on Iran

Irancove @ February 14, 2009 # 5 Comments

by Lymari Morales WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans appear to support the Obama administration’s push for “face-to-face” dialogue with Iran: 56% say the United States should engage in direct diplomacy with Iran, while 38% say it should not. In his first press conference since taking office, President Barack Obama reiterated his commitment to seeking a new, […]

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On US and Iran, is there an end game?

Irancove @ February 12, 2009 # No Comment Yet

via NIAC Washington DC – “For US-Iran talks to succeed, the end destination of the journey needs to be defined ahead of time,” said Dr. Trita Parsi, President of National Iranian American Council. Due to lack of trust on both sides, small steps and tactical confidence building will be insufficient to overcome mutual suspicions, he […]

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OSC: Ahmadinejad to Obama: To Fight Terrorism, Partner with Iran; Put Israeli Leadership on Trial

Irancove @ February 12, 2009 # 4 Comments

The USG Open Source Center translates Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech offering talks with the United States. ‘Ahmadinezhad Tells US If You Truly Want To Fight Terrorism, Cooperate With Iran A speech by Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad to a rally of thousands at Tehran’s Freedom Square, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Revolution — […]

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Israel Moves to the Right

Irancove @ February 11, 2009 # 3 Comments

“This means that pressure for military action against Iran will be severe.”

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Iran’s Fist Is Clenched for a Reason

Irancove @ February 11, 2009 # 2 Comments

By Muhammad Sahimi at Antiwar Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised during his campaign that his administration will take a new approach to the crises in the Middle East and, in particular, to the long-standing confrontation with Iran. He promised that his administration would negotiate with Iran without any preconditions. Most recently, President Obama told the […]

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Warmongers who sold you the Iraq war are pushing for a war with Iran.

Irancove @ February 9, 2009 # 6 Comments

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Iran and America

Irancove @ February 9, 2009 # 3 Comments

by Col. Pat Lang — reat the rest of the panel respnoses at National Journal Online. The structure of the question implies a situation in which the United States has more or less complete freedom of action in which to pick and choose among options. That is not the case. As Paul Krugman has pointed […]

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Israeli Ambassador Considers Gaza “Preintroduction” to Iran

Irancove @ February 3, 2009 # 5 Comments

  ISRAEL’S ambassador to Australia has described his country’s military offensives in Gaza as a “preintroduction” to tackling the military threat posed by a nuclear-equipped Iran.

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