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A Topsy-Turvy Scenario
Sunday, January 27, 2008
The controversy over Iran's nuclear ambitions has gone through many twists and turns at all levels, the most recent being the US National Intelligence Estimate finding that Iran stopped work on a nuclear weapons development program in 2003.
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Moving the Goal Posts on Dealing with Iran’s Nuclear Issue
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Even if the IAEA were to resolve all the remaining ambiguities, there would not be a single acceptable scenario that Samore and other like-minded supporters of Israel will ever accept a nuclear Iran.
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False Pretenses
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
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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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