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The Wrong Way to Pressure Iran
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The Bush administration, following its own pronouncements as well as House and Senate legislation, is expected to decide soon whether to classify Iran's most formidable military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as a terrorist organization.
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The U.S., Not Iran, is the Terrorist
Saturday, October 20, 2007
THESE DAYS, Iran is in the news. But most of us know little about its people or its millennia-old culture or about its current realities. Nor do our leaders seem to know much.
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The President Has Accepted Ethnic Cleansing
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has consistently led the way in telling the story of what's really going on in Iraq and Iran. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to him about America's Hitler, Bush's Vietnam, and how the US press failed the First Amendment.
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The New World Order, Forged in the Gulf
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Iran and America's Imperial Playground
After Iran-Contra, and the Iran-Iraq War, which lasted until 1988, new developments began to occur in the region of and around Iran, which have a great deal to do with the current situation we are facing today. In 1989, George H.W. Bush became President, and, after pardoning all the former Contra criminals who kept his part in the Affair secret, had his eyes set on the Middle East as well.
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The Iraq Occupation and the Coming War Against Iran
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
For Bush and his neocon crowd, they are militarily occupying Iraq and they intend to remain there, no matter what. It doesn’t matter that this immoral and illegal occupation has caused the death of more than one million Iraqis and killed more than 3000 American soldiers.
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The IAEA Escape Route
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Iran's recent deal with the IAEA provides the best path out from diplomatic deadlock. Washington, however, seems set to miss another opportunity.
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Oil, Israel, and America: The Root Cause of the Crisis
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
There is no shortage of examples of historical points of friction between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States to draw upon in order to illustrate the genesis of the current level of tension.
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No Legitimate Justification for War with Iran
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Given the complexities of the modern world, and the uncertainties inherent in such, it is prudent for any nation possessing global reach and ambition to be prepared to defend its legitimate interests through the use of military force.
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Lessons Learned – or Not
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
On May 15, 1974, Iran entered into a Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency – to remain in force as long as Iran remained a party to the NPT – wherein all Iranian "source or special fissionable materials" and activities involving them were to be made subject to IAEA Safeguards "with a view to preventing diversion of nuclear energy from peaceful purposes."
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Iran-Pakistan-India Pipeline: Is it a Peace Pipeline?
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
A major natural gas pipeline that would stretch from the fields of southern Iran to Pakistan and India—itself a remarkable prospect— is being planned. But it faces serious hurdles, not least the fierce opposition of the U.S. government.
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