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Chance for peace: UN should accept Iran’s offer to implement Additional Protocol
Saturday, March 1, 2008
In the wake of the latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), clearing Iran of all the outstanding issues from its own work plan of August 2007, Iran has also agreed to accept and observe the Additional Protocol if its nuclear file is returned back to the IAEA jurisdiction from the UN Security Council.
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Iran in the Crosshairs
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Washington watched as 2007 came to a violent and inglorious end. U.S. wars raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S.-backed Israeli occupation suffocated Palestinians, U.S.-allied governments in Pakistan and Kenya faced national explosions over false democratization and stolen elections, and U.S. corporate-driven poverty and resource wars ravaged Africa. Powerful forces in the United States had already begun to critically reassess what they saw as the diminishing value of the Bush administration’s reckless global interventionism.
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Iran Nuke Laptop Data Came from Terror Group
Saturday, March 1, 2008
The George W. Bush administration has long pushed the "laptop documents" -- 1,000 pages of technical documents supposedly from a stolen Iranian laptop -- as hard evidence of Iranian intentions to build a nuclear weapon. Now charges based on those documents pose the only remaining obstacles to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declaring that Iran has resolved all unanswered questions about its nuclear programme.
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'The world' according to Washington
Saturday, March 1, 2008
According to Anglo-American rules of discourse, "the world" is the political class of Washington, London and their allies of the moment. For an example, take the recent killing of Hezbollah doyen Imad Moughniyeh, one of "the most wanted militants in the world". But, if "the world" adopted the perspective of the real world, other criminals would be worthy of the epithet "wanted the world over".
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US-Israeli Deliberations on Iranian Nuclear Issue
Saturday, March 1, 2008
A perusal of current deliberations between Israel and the US over the Iranian nuclear project reveals an increase in the parleys between the two in recent months.
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Why is Iraq Missing from 2008 Presidential Race?
Saturday, March 1, 2008
There has been little change in the conventional debate over a US invasion abroad: from Vietnam to Iraq, the two main political parties and political pundits differ only on the tactics of US goals, which are assumed to be legitimate. On the other hand, public opposition to war has also remained consistent, Chomsky says, but, whether Iraqi or American, ignored.
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Debunking Christopher Hitchens
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
In a sheer exercise of futility that makes a mockery of his penchant for (George) Orwellian critique of power and domination, Christopher Hitchens, a darling of mainstream American media, has penned a letter to President George W. Bush in the Wall Street Journal on the subject of Iran that purports to provide a novel solution to the puzzling question of how the US should deal with Iran.
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Iran Can't Shake the Sanctions Shackle
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
As far as Iran is concerned, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog has completed its work with "outstanding questions" related to Tehran's nuclear program and it should stop placing the dossier in a special category requiring attention by the UN Security Council. All the same, the threat of more sanctions remains as strong as ever.
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Sanctions: A Colonial Tool
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sanctions are an alternative to military force. By punishing a nation economically, socially, and/or politically, it is hoped that change will be affected without the prohibitive cost of war. The current policies directed at isolating and undermining the government have in reality helped to weaken the social and economic institutions which the country requires if it is to become a viable democracy.
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A ‘Grand Bargain’ for Washington and Tehran
Saturday, February 23, 2008
There are welcome signs of a coming thaw in America’s hostile and ice-bound relations with Iran -- if not in the remaining months of George W. Bush’s presidency then under his successor. For the first time in many years, such a possibility is being actively debated and envisaged by American policy-makers and influential think-tanks.
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