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MSM Doing Its Job

Irancove @ October 20, 2009 # 8 Comments

After several years of relentless misinformation, the fluffing appears to be near complete. Via CNN: “Nearly nine in 10 Americans say they think Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, according to a new national poll.” “More than six in 10 men favor military action against Iran. Women normally tend to oppose military action in […]

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David Frum: Now that Obama won Peace Prize, he may not be able to attack Iran for Israel

Irancove @ October 11, 2009 # 8 Comments

From the National Post: Actually, Barack Obama might have benefited had the Nobel gone to someone else. The prize functions, as one contributor to my NewMajority.comwebsite quipped, as a form of “preventive diplomacy”: a pre-emptive intervention against possible future military actions by the Obama administration. Can a peace prize winner authorize air strikes against Iranian […]

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Khomeini guardian’s jarring question

Irancove @ October 9, 2009 # 10 Comments

Helena Cobban gives a nice overview of the latest on Iran’s ongoing post presidential election shake up. She notes a rhetorical question posed by Mohammad Ali Ansari: “How can we criticize a ban on holocaust investigations calling it an undemocratic act, and then adamantly deny a simple demand for a probe into a recent election […]

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Juan Cole, Seminar on Iran’s 2009 Election

Irancove @ October 7, 2009 # 11 Comments

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“It’s like the spin cycle on your washing machine…”

Irancove @ October 6, 2009 # 4 Comments

KT McFarland explains the nuclear enrichment process:

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Scott Ritter on Disinformation about Iranian Nuclear Program

Irancove @ October 6, 2009 # 12 Comments

See it at The Real News. William Scott Ritter, Jr. (born July 15, 1961) is noted for his role as a chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, and later for his criticism of United States foreign policy in the Middle East. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March […]

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The Cinematic and Political Evolution of Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Irancove @ October 5, 2009 # 4 Comments

Via Cineaste by Rahul Hamid: The cinema of Mohsen Makhmalbaf reflects the turbulent times and dramatic transformations that the man and his nation have undergone in the last thirty years. Unlike most world-class filmmakers, Makhmalbaf has never settled into a signature style; his work is constantly changing, marked by a strong desire to explore and […]

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Elliott Abrams says Iranians would not oppose being attacked

Irancove @ October 2, 2009 # 6 Comments

Responding to Fox News Poll (very scientific, I’m sure) where 59% of responders favored military force against Iran, Abrams said: ABRAMS: It’s a very big question, Alisyn. My own view is that most Iranians now — after June, after the stealing of the election — would not rally around the flag. People used to say […]

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The Bottom Line

Irancove @ October 1, 2009 # 5 Comments

Scott Ritter on Democracy Now! The bottom line is it’s the United States and Israel which are the more aggressive of the players here. Iran is not an aggressor. Iran has not attacked anybody. Iran is simply trying to do that which it is legally allowed to do: produce enriched uranium for the purposes of […]

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Role Play

Irancove @ October 1, 2009 # 2 Comments

Glenn Greenwald: Imagine if Iran had invaded, bombed and then spent the last eight years militarily occupying Canada and Mexico, only for Iranian media elites to keep insisting that it was the U.S. that was the rogue state run by aggressive fanatics who threatened world peace.

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Iranian Opposition Warns Against Sanctions

Irancove @ October 1, 2009 # 5 Comments

Via the Washington Post: On the eve of talks Thursday in Geneva between representatives of Iran and six world powers, Iranian opposition leaders, politicians and analysts warned that new financial or other penalties would hurt ordinary Iranians rather than change the government’s behavior. Will all those who were concerned for the Iranian people and supporting […]

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Iran: Belief and Actuality

Irancove @ October 1, 2009 # 3 Comments

Juan Cole labors through the list.

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