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Iran Simmers as a Hot US Political Potato
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Amid growing contention among Democratic presidential contenders about US policy toward Iran, a senior Republican lawmaker has appealed to President George W Bush to pursue "direct, unconditional, and comprehensive talks" with Tehran.
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Go Ahead On – Start WWIII
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Putin took the opportunity to tell the world that he had seen no "evidence" – Director-General ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency hasn’t even found an "indication" – that Iran was pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Therefore, Russia would go ahead and complete the IAEA Safeguarded nuclear power plant at Bushehr.
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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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