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Iran Sanctions Hit the Wrong Target
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The Iran nuclear crisis has now reached a new threshold with several unintended consequences, one of which is the potential to damage the legitimacy of the United Nations.
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The Sanctions Trap
Saturday, January 26, 2008
With the US military positioning itself operationally and logistically for action sometime this spring, and the level of rhetoric by President Bush and his advisors on Iran being hyped up to near fever pitch, the last thing the international community should be doing is facilitating conflict by helping sustain the logic of Iran as a threat at the very time Iran's status as a nation compliant with international law is being certified.
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The Lessons of Violence
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The cycle of violence that began decades ago, that turned a young Palestinian refugee with promise and talent into a militant and finally a martyr, is turning small boys today into new versions of what went before them. Olmert, Bush’s vaunted partner for peace, has vowed to strike at Palestinian militants “without compromise, without concessions and without mercy,” proof that he and the rest of his government have learned nothing. It is also proof that we, as the only country with the power to intervene, have become accessories to murder.
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Surge to Nowhere
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Don't buy the hawks' hype. The war may be off the front pages, but Iraq is broken beyond repair, and we still own it.

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Israeli War Plans against Gaza Are Insane
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
One can only hope at this point that the Israeli government wakes up to the fact that if they proceed ahead with the planned Gaza invasion, they will only be contributing to the advancement of the Bush folly. Preventive war is never the route to peace.
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Bush Exploits Strait of Hormuz Incident to Threaten Iran
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Five days after Sunday’s encounter between US warships and Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz, details of what took place remain in dispute. What is clear, however, is that the US administration, at the very least, deliberately inflated the incident on the eve of President Bush’s visit to the Middle East to menace Iran and raise the political temperature in the volatile region.
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A Man-Made Storm in a Strait
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Despite the official and media portrayal of the incident in the Strait of Hormuz early on Monday as a serious threat to US ships from Iranian speedboats that nearly resulted in a "battle at sea", new information over the past three days suggests the incident did not involve such a threat and that no US commander was on the verge of firing at the Iranian boats.
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'A Heartbeat Away' From War with Iran and Pakistan
Sunday, January 20, 2008
We, of course, are allowed to invade countries with impunity: but Iran, which shares a long border with Iraq, and has close political and economic ties with the Iraqis, has no right to secure its own interests in the region.
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Bush Fails Again
Sunday, January 20, 2008
It is impossible for the Palestinians, whose land is occupied and whose lives are totally controlled by the most powerful military state in the Middle East, to make any concessions. To make a concession, you have to have something. They have nothing. They have no power. They don't control their land, their borders, their access to the sea or the air, the water or even their movements within the territories. Thanks to the American vetoes, they don't even have any recourse in the U.N.
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If You Believe Iran “Harassed” US ships, You have Forgotten USS Vincennes
Sunday, January 20, 2008
The US navy claimed yesterday that Iranian fast boats harassed them in the Straits of Hormuz. On July 3, 1988, USS Vinceness shot down Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655) killing 290 innocent civilian from six nations including 66 children.
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