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Israel's Nukes Missing from the Table
Saturday, December 1, 2007
In terms Israel's nuclear weapons, Western governments and the media may have a benign perception of them as purely defensive to secure Israel against external "existential threats". But the Muslim population of the Middle East and their rulers may be excused if they conform to a vastly different perception, that Israel's nukes are evil, constantly threatening them and even blackmailing them.
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A Warning Shot for Iran, via Syria
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Until late October, the accepted explanation about the September 6 Israeli air strike in Syria, constructed from a series of press leaks from US officials, was that it was prompted by dramatic satellite intelligence that Syria was building a nuclear facility with help from North Korea.
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''Iran Looks for Allies through Asian and Latin American Partnerships''
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Iranian economic cooperation and energy policy within the developing world serve as pillars of its foreign policy strategy, helping both its quest for regional hegemony in the greater Middle East and its position vis-à-vis the international community in the context of the ongoing nuclear crisis.
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Noam Chomsky on U.S. Policy towards Iran
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Suppose it was true that Iran is helping insurgents in Iraq. I mean, wasn’t the United States helping insurgents when the Russians invaded Afghanistan? Did we think there was anything wrong with that? I mean, Iraq's a country that was invaded and is under military occupation. You can't have a serious discussion about whether someone else is interfering in it. The basic assumption underlying the discussion is that we own the world.
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Petraeus Sought to Prevent Release of Iranians
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Recent statements by the U.S. military that Iran had pledged to stop supplying weapons to Shi'ite militias in Iraq and that this alleged flow of arms may have stopped in August were part of a behind-the-scenes struggle over whether the George W. Bush administration should make a gesture to Iran by releasing five Iranian prisoners held since January.
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The U.S. Aggression Process and Its Collaborators: From Guatemala (1950-1954) to Iran (2002-)
Saturday, December 1, 2007
We are living in a very dangerous period in which a predatory superpower has embarked on a series of aggressive wars in rapid succession—three on two different continents during the past decade alone. Not only have these wars violated the UN Charter, and constituted what U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson declared at Nuremberg to be “the supreme international crime;” not only has it gotten away with its wars, despite their increasingly destructive and murderous nature; but in waging them, the United States has been able to enlist leaders of the “international community” and United Nations in support of its assaults on distant lands.
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US Wants to Have It Both Ways on Iranian Nonintervention Pact
Saturday, December 1, 2007
President Bush and leading Democratic presidential candidates have said a military attack on Iran is a viable option. According to the president, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear technology puts the Middle East “under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust.”
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Iran: The Uninvited Guest at Peace Summit
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Arab-Israeli peace summit in Annapolis, Maryland, is supposed to be about resolving long-standing Palestinian issues, the Golan Heights, and other contentious matters. But, increasingly, it is framed in the United States and Israeli media as a dual-purpose conference, the other being the containment of Iran.
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Hands off Iran
Monday, November 26, 2007
A country that exists in a state of permanent war cannot exist as a democracy. Our long row of candles is being snuffed out. We may soon be in darkness. Any resistance, however symbolic, is essential.
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Look Who's Downplaying Iran's Nuclear Threat
Monday, November 26, 2007
Imagine Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telling a group of leading U.S. policymakers that Iran's nuclear weapons program does not pose a direct threat to U.S. security, or former CIA Director George Tenet making the same kind of argument in a public forum. Imagine also that their views are reported in front-page news stories in the Washington Post and the New York Times.
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