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How many Muslims has the US killed in the past 30 years?

Irancove @ December 2, 2009 # 12 Comments

Stephen Walt responds to Thomas Friedman’s “fatuous” column in the NYT and offers his  “back of the envelope,” low-end estimate for the “why they hate us” question.

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Demand an Apology from Fox for Insulting Iranian Player Haddadi

Irancove @ November 22, 2009 # 5 Comments

Iranian Americans all over America are proud that there finally is an Iranian player in the NBA. But last night, that sentiment wasn’t shared by Ralph Lawler and Michael Smith, Fox Sports anchors, who hurled insults, including borderline racial slurs, at Haddadi.Speaking derogatory about Haddadi’s Iranian background, Lawler and Smith compared Haddadi to Borat. According […]

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The smear of the National Iranian American Council

Irancove @ November 16, 2009 # 12 Comments

Daniel Loban describes a series of emails between neocon, Kenneth Timmerman (who blames September 11 on Iran), and “journalist”/MEK operative Hassan Daioleslam — and their campaign to discredit NIAC: Following up on our coverage of the campaign to destroy the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), Josh Rogin at the Cable has more information on the background […]

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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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Perry’s article calling for military coup against Obama

Irancove @ September 30, 2009 # 5 Comments

Newsmax published, then removed, an article by John L. Perry that called for “domestic military intervention” to remove Obama from power. Perry, like other conservative spin doctors, tried to blame Obama for the possibility of Israel starting war with Iran: So, if you are one of those observant military professionals, what do you do?…Wait until […]

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The Devil is in the Details

Irancove @ September 29, 2009 # 5 Comments

Former Iraq UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter untangles some of the mess: Beware politically motivated hype. While on the surface, Obama’s dramatic intervention seemed sound, the devil is always in the details. The “rules” Iran is accused of breaking are not vague, but rather spelled out in clear terms. In accordance with Article 42 of […]

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Translation of Revolutionary Guards Statement

Irancove @ September 29, 2009 # One Comment

Translated by the USG Open Source Center at Informed Comment: And now here’s something you won’t read in major American newspapers or see on American television. The USG Open Source Center translated remarks to Iranian television of General Hoseyn Salami, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Air Force concerning Iran’s Monday missile tests (Islamic Republic […]

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The Most Dangerous Nuclear Facility in the Middle East

Irancove @ September 28, 2009 # No Comment Yet

Juan Cole: There is no good evidence that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. It has offered to allow regular International Atomic Energy Agency inspections of the newly announced facility near Qom, which would effectively prevent it from being used for weapons production. There is a secret nuclear facility in the Middle East, however, producing […]

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Kyl wants war

Irancove @ September 27, 2009 # No Comment Yet

Kyl wants to “get a regime change with a group of people in there that are more representative of the Iranian people.” Kyl also cosponsored the Lieberman-Kyle amendment last year, which was designed to push the U.S. into starting another war.

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Why Iran’s nuclear drama took center stage

Irancove @ September 27, 2009 # 7 Comments

Sharmine Narwani at the Huffington Post lays down a fact that is absent from almost every MSM news about the latest iteration of the Iranian nuclear program. Excerpt: Fact: The current rate of inspection of Iran’s nuclear facilities is an inspector’s visit every other week. It is by far the most heavily enforced inspections regime […]

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He who screams loudest

Irancove @ September 26, 2009 # 3 Comments

Gareth Smyth reports on the details of the nuclear commotion from the Tehran Bureau. Key paragraphs below: Under the basic requirements of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty (NPT), a state is obliged to tell the IAEA about any site 180 days before any nuclear material is introduced. In 2003, Iran agreed to a stiffer requirement, the […]

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Greenwald: Should any Iraq lessons be applied to Iran?

Irancove @ September 26, 2009 # One Comment

Glenn Greenwald’s excellent post about the latest rash of Iranophobia says it all.

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Milhollin on Iran, a Hangover from Iraq

Irancove @ September 26, 2009 # 3 Comments

In a short piece in the NYT, Gary Milhollin argues for pressing sanctions against Iran for its nuclear energy program. Milhollin is the editor of “Iran Watch: Tracking Iran’s Mass Destruction Weapon Capabilities.” Before Iran Watch, Milhollin published “Iraq Watch,” a site dedicated to “tracking weapons of mass destruction in Iraq” (the site is “no […]

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World’s top nuclear powers “demand Iran nuke site opened”

Irancove @ September 25, 2009 # 6 Comments

Will they demand the same of themselves? According to the Telegraph: Building work “started in earnest” in the middle of 2006, sources said, with workers tunneling into the side of a mountain to excavate a space large enough for around 3,000 centrifuges for enriching uranium. While that may sound large, sources say it is “insufficient […]

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Full Spectrum Dominance and Missile Defense

Irancove @ September 24, 2009 # One Comment

Considering all the dense rhetoric about the Iranian threat to Europe as justification for a U.S. missile shield next door to Russia, it is refreshing to hear adults discuss the subject: More at The Real News

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On Dan Rather’s upcoming production

Irancove @ September 23, 2009 # 3 Comments

Pat Lang: It should be no secret now that a massive political warfare campaign is underway that is intended to push the United States into war with Iran.

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Lieberman Being Lieberman

Irancove @ September 23, 2009 # 2 Comments

Two weeks before talks are set to begin with Iran, Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) told a Bipartisan Policy Center forum that “the possible use of military force needs to be put back on the table in our discussions with Iran.”

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Does Iran want to be a pariah?

Irancove @ September 22, 2009 # 3 Comments

By Juan Cole at Salon: Iran’s hard-liners are pushing their country into a dangerous and perhaps crippling isolation that could, if Tehran continues on this path, eventually make it another North Korea. Having damaged their legitimacy at home with a stolen election, which is still being actively protested in the streets months later, Supreme Leader […]

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More and more Jewish voices oppose Israeli promoted preemptive attack on Iran

Irancove @ September 21, 2009 # No Comment Yet

By Allan C. Brownfield at Media Monitors: “Israel’s new government has declared that it will not move ahead with the core issue of peace talks with the Palestinians until it sees progress in U.S. efforts to stop Iran’s suspected pursuit of a nuclear weapon. The emerging Israeli position, announced by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during […]

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Iran was an easier enemy before we saw their faces

Irancove @ September 20, 2009 # One Comment

By David Bromwich via the Huffington Post If you want to kill with a clean conscience, the faces of the enemy had better be blank. Start to see them as human beings and it becomes harder to blockade and bomb them, to mine, and pollute, and “destabilize.” President Clinton had no imagining of the disease […]

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Why I threw the shoe

Irancove @ September 18, 2009 # 5 Comments

by Muntazer al Zaidi I am free. But my country is still a prisoner of war. There has been a lot of talk about the action and about the person who took it, and about the hero and the heroic act, and the symbol and the symbolic act. But, simply, I answer: what compelled me […]

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Missile Shield Tailspin

Irancove @ September 18, 2009 # 4 Comments

John Barry is still peddling the Bush Administration talking point that the missile shield in Europe was intended to protect Central Europe from Iran. President Obama’s decision to scrap the missile interceptor planned for Central Europe doesn’t mean Europeans will be unprotected from Iran. They’ll just be protected from a system that actually exists—and works. […]

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Desperate, Screaming Headline from CSM

Irancove @ September 18, 2009 # 4 Comments

The Christian Science Monitor article title draws the conclusion in its piece titled, “Ahmadinejad says he won’t rule out  an Iran nuclear bomb,” from this excerpt: In excerpts of an interview aired Thursday night on NBC News, Ahmadinejad said that “the enrichment of uranium for peaceful purposes… will never be closed down here in Iran.” […]

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Ehud Barak: Iran is not an existential threat to Israel

Irancove @ September 17, 2009 # 2 Comments

Ehud Barak departs from past Israeli statements that pronounced Iran as an existential threat to Israel.  Regarding Iran’s nuclear energy program, Barak declared, “I am no among those who believe Iran is an existential threat to Israel.”

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Ahmadinejad’s Nuclear Folly

Irancove @ September 17, 2009 # 11 Comments

Farideh Farhi describes the effects of the fissures caused by the June elections in Iran on the nuclear energy issue.

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Israeli warmongering is…Obama’s fault

Irancove @ September 16, 2009 # 4 Comments

Brett Stephens thinks Obama is to blame for an unprovoked Israeli attack on Iran. While the article directs all blame towards Obama and Iran, it portrays Israeli belligerence as unavoidable and in “Israel’s best interest.” Does Israel’s best interest serve the best interests of the U.S. and Iran? The subtitle —”President Obama can’t outsource matters […]

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NIAC Urges for Human Rights to be Included in Diplomacy with Iran

Irancove @ September 14, 2009 # One Comment

via NIAC: Washington DC – On the announcement of the P5+1 meeting with Iran on October 1 and the initiation of diplomatic talks, the National Iranian American Council issued the following statement. On October 1, the P5+1, consisting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, are scheduled to begin talks […]

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The “Rambling” Meme

Irancove @ September 14, 2009 # 2 Comments

Adrian Blomfield describes Iran’s “rambling five page document presented to western diplomats last week.” I have noticed the frequent use of the word “rambling” to describe texts or speeches coming from Iran and in particular, Ahmadinejad. A few examples: In a very long (and rambling) opinion piece, Mike Baker describes Ahmadinejad’s speech to the U.N […]

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Updated Text of Iran’s Package to “5+1” Group

Irancove @ September 14, 2009 # No Comment Yet

Iran submitted its updated nuclear package to the six major powers (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) on Wednesday. The package was presented to the countries’ ambassadors or representatives in Tehran.   Following is the complete text of the package:   In the Name of the Almighty Cooperation for Peace, Justice […]

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Michael Ledeen…

Irancove @ September 11, 2009 # 4 Comments

Why is Michael Ledeen still allowed to “write” about Iran?  If you haven’t actually read the Iranian letter, you should. To say that it is unresponsive to the endless ultimata issuing forth from the “Five plus One” (meaning France, Britain, Germany, China, and Russia, plus the United States), and all the leaks promising “tough sanctions” […]

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Throwing Ahmadinejad a Lifeline

Irancove @ September 11, 2009 # 2 Comments

Hossein Askari and Trita Parsi argue in the NYT: In an effort to squeeze Iran into submission over its nuclear policy, Congress and the White House are edging toward a gasoline embargo. This would do nothing to force Iran into submission. In fact, it would be a blessing for the hard-line government to once again […]

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Cheney pushed for military strikes on Iran in waning days of Bush Administration.

Irancove @ September 1, 2009 # 2 Comments

Cheney: “I was probably a bigger advocate of military action than any of my colleagues.”

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Bolton claims only one country should have nukes: The U.S.

Irancove @ August 1, 2009 # 4 Comments

Nevermind that the U.S. is the only country to have used atomic weapons—twice… BOLTON WATCH, courtesy of Steve Clemens: Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton appeared Wednesday this week on The Daily Show for a third time and got a ‘friendship bracelet’ from Jon Stewart for doing so. Bolton is a smart war-monger […]

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Learning From Iran How To Negotiate With The Israelis and Arabs

Irancove @ July 30, 2009 # 5 Comments

by Amjad Atallah via TPM Café: Thursday is the 40th day commemoration of the martyrdom of Neda Agha-Soltan, an Iranian woman shot dead while peacefully protesting against the election results in Iran. Her murder was televised via the Internet around the world and has become a symbol for Iranians protesting Ahmadinejad’s victory. Iranian opposition leaders […]

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The Case for a Tactical Pause with Iran

Irancove @ July 30, 2009 # 8 Comments

Trita Parsi in Foreign Policy says: No one said diplomacy with Iran would be easy. And now, before it even started, the Iranian election crisis has left Tehran politically paralyzed and Washington without a clear diplomatic path ahead. Iranian centrifuges keep spinning, leading some to think that September should be the deadline for Iran to […]

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Iraq raids MEK camp

Irancove @ July 29, 2009 # 8 Comments

The MEK, a U.S. protected terrorist group in Iraq, was raided by Iraqi security forces.  Read Juan Cole’s comments here. Iraq raids camp of Iranian opposition group U.S. protected Laith Hammoudi and Leila Fadel | McClatchy Newspapers last updated: July 29, 2009 08:06:40 AM BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities raided the camp of a small Iranian […]

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Robert Gates, Ehud Barak Meeting Focuses on Iran

Irancove @ July 27, 2009 # 4 Comments

Via Press TV: Washington says Iran’s nuclear program is a threat to both Israel and the United States, reaffirming its ‘unbreakable bond’ with Tel Aviv. US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates made the comments in a joint news conference with the Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Jerusalem (Al-Quds).

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Vice-President Mashai Resigns, Rift Between Ahamdinejad and Khamenei

Irancove @ July 26, 2009 # 3 Comments

The AP reports: TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caved into pressure from hardline clerics and the country’s supreme leader Friday and allowed the resignation of his top deputy after a week-long standoff. For days, the president had resisted pressure from hard-liners, including a direct order from the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to […]

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Israel’s Internet War

Irancove @ July 25, 2009 # No Comment Yet

More on Israeli Internet Propaganda (“hasbara teams”) from Jonathan Cook: The passionate support for Israel expressed on talkback sections of websites, internet chat forums, blogs, Twitters and Facebook may not be all that it seems. Israel’s foreign ministry is reported to be establishing a special undercover team of paid workers whose job it will be […]

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July 25: Global day of action

Irancove @ July 24, 2009 # 2 Comments

United4Iran, July 23, 2009 On July 25th in more than 80 cities worldwide, Nobel Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, Betty Williams, Mairead Maguire, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Wangari Maathal, Lord David Trimble, Kim Dae-jung, joined by Dolores Huerta, Sean Penn, Dariush, Simin Behbahani, Ismael Khoie, 43 Arab Human Rights Organizations, […]

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Hagee’s Christians United for Israel hold annual D.C. summit

Irancove @ July 24, 2009 # 2 Comments

Another year, another CUFI summit. CUFI, lead by hardline evangelist John Hagee, is constantly pushing for war with Iran on ideological and religious grounds. Hagee has argued for a preemptive nuclear war on to defend Israel. In this interview with Glenn Beck, Hagee attempts to explain how Russia and Iran are mentioned in the book […]

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Poor analogies and more crocodile tears

Irancove @ July 23, 2009 # 6 Comments

New GOP statement on a “slow” Obama response to the Iranian elections with the “stupidly” comment made by Obama about the MA police.  Obama is the U.S. President and his priority should be the affairs of the United States—not Iran. “President Obama laid a bold accusation at Massachusetts law enforcement officers from the bully pulpit […]

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Save the Persepolis Tablets

Irancove @ July 22, 2009 # 6 Comments

NIAC leads a new initiative aimed at stopping the confiscation of priceless artifacts from Persepolis on loan to the  University of Chicago for shallow political motives.

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He said, he said

Irancove @ July 22, 2009 # 4 Comments

Hamid Dabashi on cliched leftism below and AbuKhalil’s response here: When a political groundswell like the Iranian presidential election of June 2009 and its aftermath happen, the excitement and drama of the moment expose not just our highest hopes but also our deepest fault lines, most troubling moral flaws, and the dangerous political precipice we […]

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Israeli Propaganda: From Gaza to Iran

Irancove @ July 21, 2009 # 7 Comments

Interesting article by Tom Griffin at Spin Watch: Recent weeks have seen an explosion of interest in Twitter, a social networking application which has been used by thousands of internet users to pass on news, views and rumours about the situation unfolding in Iran in the wake of the disputed presidential election. The Iranian struggle […]

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More Unrest

Irancove @ July 17, 2009 # 7 Comments

the AP’s Ali Akbar Dareini reports: TEHRAN, Iran – In a sign of endurance for Iran’s protest movement, demonstrators clashed with police Friday as one of the nation’s most powerful clerics challenged the supreme leader during Muslim prayers, saying country was in crisis in the wake of a disputed election. The turnout of tens of […]

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Laura Secor: Behind Iran’s Silence

Irancove @ July 17, 2009 # 9 Comments

via The New Yorker: The American attention span for foreign crises is notoriously short. In the two weeks since Iran’s disputed election and the ensuing protests and violence, Michael Jackson died, Sarah Palin resigned, and news from Iran slipped below the fold and into the inside pages of most daily newspapers. In this case, however, […]

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Unrest after Rafsanjani speech

Irancove @ July 17, 2009 # 3 Comments

by Borzou Daraghi and Ramin Mostaghim of the Los Angeles Times: Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s harsh rebuke of Ahmadinejad supporters is followed by renewed violence, suggesting the discontent over recent election results is as strong as ever. 9:24 AM PDT, July 17, 2009 Reporting from Tehran and Beirut — Security forces fired tear gas […]

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What comes next for Iran?

Irancove @ July 17, 2009 # No Comment Yet

According to Mehdi Mozaffari: The Iranian crisis came like a bolt out of the blue. Neither Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei nor the outside world could have predicted that the presidential election would result in the deepest political and institutional crisis in the history of the Islamic republic. But although the crisis arose suddenly, it […]

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Ahmadinejad appoints controversial Mashaie as vice president

Irancove @ July 17, 2009 # 7 Comments

AFP: TEHRAN — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed his controversial aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie as the country’s new first vice president, the official IRNA news agency reported. “Ahmadinejad has announced that Mashaie will serve as the new first vice president in the next government,” IRNA said. Mashaie a year ago was severely criticised by the […]

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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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