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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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MIDEAST: Bush Sent Home Empty-Handed
Sunday, January 20, 2008
It is not often that a president of the United States tours the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with a long wish-list. And less so when the ‘world’s most powerful leader’ returns home with just a few symbolic gains.
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A Deal for A Deal
Sunday, January 20, 2008
If George Bush persuades Israel to stop settlements and end occupation of the West Bank, what kind of quid pro quo will Olmert have won on Iran?
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Bush Urges More Democracy in Middle East
Sunday, January 20, 2008
US President George W. Bush was in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, where he accused Iran of supporting terrorism and urged the region to strengthen democracy. But was anybody listening?
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Bush Uses Abu Dhabi Speech to Escalate Threats against Iran
Sunday, January 20, 2008
US President George Bush has used his trip through the Middle East to escalate his warmongering threats against Iran. Speaking at numerous stops in a region of the world where he is widely and deeply hated, Bush has mouthed democratic platitudes while seeking to build support among the Arab bourgeois regimes for a wider military conflagration.
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Bush's Iran/Argentina Terror Frame-Up
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Although nukes and Iraq have been the main focus of the Bush Administration's pressure campaign against Iran, US officials also seek to tar Iran as the world's leading sponsor of terrorism. And Team Bush's latest tactic is to play up a thirteen-year-old accusation that Iran was responsible for the notorious Buenos Aires bombing.
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Captain Ahab and the Islamic Whale
Sunday, January 20, 2008
This is a splendid example of what is fundamentally wrong with US foreign policy, like a giant whale self-stranding in a maze of contradictions yet breathing as if exuding fresh air. Washington's Captain Ahab, in the garb of President George W Bush, setting foot in the Middle East, holds the olive branch of Middle East peace in one hand and the Damocles sword of Iran-bashing in the other, a twin agenda in complete disharmony.
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CIA, Iran & the Gulf of Tonkin
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Out of that experience I must say that, as much as one might be tempted to laugh at the bizarre theatrical accounts of Sunday’s incident involving small Iranian boats and U.S. naval ships in the Strait of Hormuz, this is—as my old Russian professor used to insist—nothing to laugh.
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Gulf States Hesitant on Iran Threat
Sunday, January 20, 2008
President Bush maintained a steady message of alarm about Iran during his weekend Persian Gulf trip. But as the U.S. president continues his tour of the region, the message from Arab allies regarding Iran is more subtle, nuanced, and cautionary.
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How the Pentagon Planted a False Hormuz Story
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Senior Pentagon officials, evidently reflecting a broader administration policy decision, used an off-the-record Pentagon briefing to turn the Jan. 6 U.S.-Iranian incident in the Strait of Hormuz into a sensational story demonstrating Iran’s military aggressiveness, a reconstruction of the events following the incident shows.
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