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Dissenting Views Made Fallon's Fall Inevitable
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Admiral William Fallon's request to quit his position as head of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and to retire from the military was apparently the result of a George W. Bush administration decision to pressure him to resign.
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Fallon Leaves: Will Iran War Follow?
Monday, March 17, 2008
The rather sudden resignation of Adm. William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (Centcom), has any number of people worrying that war with Iran will surely follow. Adm. Fallon had famously said, about war with Iran, that it would happen "not on my watch," and he worked assiduously to make sure that would happen.
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Israel Raises the Ante against Iran
Monday, March 17, 2008
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's "charm" offensive against Iran in the United States is ominously reminiscent of the sabre-rattling before the invasion of Iraq. This time, however, the stakes are higher as the way is being opened for another disastrous war in the Middle East, since Israel is incapable of peace with the Palestinians.
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Possible Solution for U.S.-Iran Nuclear Standoff
Monday, March 17, 2008
Ironically, of all the countries in the region with which we have a common purpose in the region it is Iran. They want a stable Iraq. They want a Shiite government. They want a stable Afghanistan. They want to stop the narcotics trafficking. They’re violently opposed to the Taliban. And they’re terribly worried about the rise of Sunni extremists in northwestern Pakistan. So there are a lot of common interests that we can address as this region gets more and more chaotic.
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Rep. McDermott: The Folly of Attacking Iran
Monday, March 17, 2008
There are ways to chart a new course. For one, I would go to Iran as part of a Congressional Delegation if there would be meaningful interaction and freedom to meet the Iranian people.
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Top US Commander in Middle East Quits over Iran War Report
Monday, March 17, 2008
Admiral William Fallon, head of the United States Central Command, with authority over the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, submitted his resignation Tuesday after an article in the April issue of Esquire magazine portrayed him as opposing a Bush administration drive to war against Iran.
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Unwilling to Nuke?
Monday, March 17, 2008
According to the Washington Times, a "former senior Defense official" (SecDef Cheney?) knows "for a fact" that Adm. William J. Fallon – commander of all U.S. armed forces in the MidEast and Persian Gulf regions – "was fired" last week because Iran and Syria were allegedly allowing "foreign fighters" to cross into Iraq and "kill our soldiers" and "Fallon was unwilling to do anything to hold those countries accountable."
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US/IRAN: Blowback of War Likely to Be "Terrible"
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Since the release of the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear capabilities last December, the prevailing conventional wisdom has been that the report's finding that Iran is not currently pursuing nuclear weapons had derailed the possibility of the George W. Bush administration launching a military strike before leaving office.
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IRAN: Int'l Support Ebbs for West's Nuclear Hard Line
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Public support for stronger measures, including possible military strikes, to curb or destroy Iran's nuclear programme has declined significantly in most countries around the world compared to 18 months ago, according to a new survey of public opinion released Tuesday by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
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Iran Just Won't Stay Isolated
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The U.N. Security Council on Monday passed a third round of sanctions against Iran. But at the same time that the United States and its European allies were building support for the new U.N. resolution, Iran’s president was making an official visit to Iraq, the first such visit since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
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