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Subverting Iran: Washington's Covert War Inside Iran
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Much attention has been given to the Bush Administration’s preparations for possible war against Iran as well as its drive to impose sanctions. Meanwhile, a less noticed policy has been unfolding, one that may in time prove to have grave consequences for the region. There is a covert war underway in Iran, still in its infancy, but with disturbing signs of impending escalation. In the shadowy world of guerrilla operations, the full extent of involvement by the Bush Administration has yet to be revealed, but enough is known to paint a disturbing picture.
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Parasitic Imperialism
Sunday, October 21, 2007
How recent U.S. wars of choice, driven largely by war profiteering, are plundering not only defenseless peoples and their resources abroad, but also the overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens and their resources at home
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Bush: In the Footsteps of Napoleon
Saturday, October 20, 2007
French Egypt and American Iraq can be considered bookends on the history of modern imperialism in the Middle East. The Bush administration's already failed version of the conquest of Iraq is, of course, on everyone's mind; while the French conquest of Egypt, now more than two centuries past, is all too little remembered, despite having been led by Napoleon Bonaparte, whose career has otherwise hardly languished in obscurity.
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Asking the Wrong Questions on Iran
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Imagine, for a moment, that U.S. troops invading Iraq had, as they neared Baghdad, been fired on by an artillery unit using shells filled VX nerve gas — an attack that would have lasted minutes before a U.S. aircrew had taken out the battery, and may have brought a horrible death to a handful of American soldiers. Imagine, further, that the conquering troops had later discovered two warehouses full of VX and mustard gas shells. And later, that inspectors in a science lab had discovered a refrigerator full of Botulinum toxin or even anthrax.
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Arms for Arab Authoritarians, as US Turns Back Clock
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Just 25 months after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denounced 60 years of U.S. support for authoritarian governments in Arab world, she and Pentagon chief Robert Gates are on their way to the Middle East bearing arms and an uncannily familiar strategic vision to the same regimes.
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ARMING THE MIDDLE EAST:The Checkered History of American Weapons Deals
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The United States has upset its European allies with plans for a massive arms deal with several governments in the Middle East. Washington has been down this road before.
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A Small Break for Iran
Saturday, October 20, 2007
In a new report bound to cause shivers among the Washington hawks applauding the White House's anti-Iran escalations, the United Nations' atomic agency has confirmed "significant progress" in Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since May.
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A Hidden Menace in Bush's Words on Iran
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The George W Bush administration has seemingly taken advantage of the Congressional recess to escalate tensions with Iran.
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Will the Irbil 5 Be Freed?
Saturday, October 20, 2007
An important indication of where the balance of power within the administration stands vis-a-vis Iran policy is likely to emerge in the next week or two when a decision is due on whether to release the five Iranians who have been held by U.S. forces in Iraq since they were seized in a raid on the de facto Iranian consulate in Irbil last January 10.
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We Rush to War in Iran at Our Own Peril
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The beat of war drums along the Potomac — from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., to Capitol Hill, and from Neo-Con Central at the headquarters of the Weekly Standard to the halls of the Pentagon — is growing in intensity just as it did five years ago in the months leading to the invasion of Iraq.
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