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Crisis of Opportunity for Iran and the US
Sunday, November 11, 2007
President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has stated his determination to turn "the present threats into opportunities" for Iran and, by all indications, the brewing crisis between Turkey and Iraq represents precisely such a scenario, in light of Iran's excellent relations with all the parties involved and its ability to play an effective crisis-prevention role.
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Bush's Favorite Lie
Sunday, November 11, 2007
When cataloguing George W. Bush’s lies – even if you stick just to his fabrications about the Iraq War and the “war on terror” – there are so many to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favorite.
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America's Deadly Spin on Iran
Sunday, November 11, 2007
In the last months, the two most weighty presidential candidates, the Republican Rudi Giuliani and his Democrat opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton, have adopted the same aggressive stance on Iran ― ``all options are on the table.''
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Russians Working Hard to Resolve Iranian Nuclear Crisis
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Andrew C. Kuchins, a long-time expert on Russia, says despite worsening U.S.-Russian relations, Russian officials are working very hard to “to talk the Iranians down and out of a nuclear weapons program.”
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Attacking Iran for Israel?
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
To gauge someone's reliability, one depends largely on prior experience. Sadly, Rice's credibility suffers in comparison with that of the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohammed ElBaradei, who insists there is no evidence of an active nuclear weapons program in Iran.
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It's Not Only the Israel Lobby, Other Interests Benefit from the Chaos
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
The first major ally is the military-industrial complex, now funded by the new system of hidden congressional earmarks. Arnaud de Borchgrave first wrote about there being 15,000 defense budget earmarks. These allow a congressman to slip contracts into the budget for favored constituents, who then donate money to the congressman's reelection committee and may also provide well-paid jobs in their districts. These encourage warmaking, or at least threats of war, as never before. It's hard to hide money in the budget for "a bridge to nowhere," but a missile to nowhere will never be questioned, as its sponsors cloak their profits in "national defense."
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NPT According to US
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Current warmongering rhetoric coming out of the Bush administration has only one message for Iran: Article 4 of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that guarantees an inalienable right to enrich uranium does not apply to Iran.
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Responding to Islamophobia: A Pro-Active Strategy
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Right-wing and neo-conservative political forces are calling for campus mobilizations 22 - 26 October 2007 for "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" events. They deliberately use the provocative term "Islamo-Fascism," linking Islam (and blurring the religion, the countries where it is a majority, and its adherents) with the most despised political movement in history--fascism.
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Reviewing Noam Chomsky's New Book 'Interventions'
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Despite the heated Western rhetoric targeting Iran's nuclear program and its claimed interference in Iraq, only one country poses a real threat to what Chomsky calls "the end of biology's only experiment with higher intelligence" and most everything else. He means the US, especially in the age of George Bush. So Washington is in the lead pointing fingers at phony nuclear threats from other countries while never admitting it's the greatest one of all. It's the only country with a publicly stated policy to freely use these first strike weapons under its doctrine of "anticipatory self-defense" meaning preventive illegal aggression international law bans.
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Structures of Power and National Security
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
An Interview with Gareth Porter
"I want to focus on your book, Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, with its exposition of policy-making during the Vietnam War—and we’ll consider how that process applies today"
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