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Iran Doubts the US’s Intention to Obliterate Islamic State

The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is on record stating, “We have serious doubts that the US’s intention is to obliterate (Islamic State).” A spokeswoman from Iran’s foreign ministry echoed this argument, stating, “The pronounced goals of this coalition in the fight against terrorism are inconsistent with certain past and present deeds of its main…… Continue reading Iran Doubts the US’s Intention to Obliterate Islamic State

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Former Senator Alleges FBI Covered Up Saudi Role in 9/11

As I noted yesterday in a post, there is growing rumblings in Washington and around the country that the US government covered up the role that the Saudi Arabian government played in the 9/11 attacks. An article by 10 News in Sarasota, Florida, adds to the growing chorus in noting the charge of former Senator…… Continue reading Former Senator Alleges FBI Covered Up Saudi Role in 9/11

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The Islamic State: The Mother of All “Blowback” for the U.S. Government

Blowback is unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the aggressor. To the civilians suffering the blowback of covert operations, the effect typically manifests itself as “random” acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are unaware of the effected secret attacks that…… Continue reading The Islamic State: The Mother of All “Blowback” for the U.S. Government

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Rouhani Brings Hope to Iran-Western Relations

Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani says his “victory is a victory for wisdom, maturity and moderation.” Not only is he known for his conciliatory approach, but he has also pledged to promote a policy of “constructive interaction with the world” and to enact a domestic “civil rights charter”. In essence, Rouhani brings hope for the improvement…… Continue reading Rouhani Brings Hope to Iran-Western Relations

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Disparity Between U.S. vs. Iran Military Spending

My latest cross-post from Greenwald has to do with a small excerpt from one of his articles and the graph he included in it.  The graph highlights U.S vs. Iran military spending.  What’s most alarming isn’t that the difference in spending is so large (though of course it’s indeed scary), but that the U.S., with…… Continue reading Disparity Between U.S. vs. Iran Military Spending

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Reason Behind American Fear-Mongering Campaign Against Iran

Important passage from Glenn Greenwald’s article on the real reason why the U.S. fears a nuclear Iran: No rational person takes seriously the claim that Iran, even if it did obtain a nuclear weapon, would commit instant and guaranteed national suicide by using it to attack a nation that has a huge nuclear stockpile, which happens…… Continue reading Reason Behind American Fear-Mongering Campaign Against Iran

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Politics: What Romney said behind closed doors in Jerusalem

Dear my Israeli donor friends, I have some ideas.  Don’t tell ANYONE what I’m about to propose. Donate $10 million to my campaign and the US will strike Iranian nuclear sites with missiles by February 2013. Of course that’s if I’m elected President. Donate $40 million to my campaign and the US will invade Iran…… Continue reading Politics: What Romney said behind closed doors in Jerusalem