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New Sanctions Likely to Worry Moscow, Beijing More Than Tehran
Monday, October 29, 2007
Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran expert, who has lived in Tehran for the International Crisis Group, says that the sanctions imposed by the United States on Iranian banks and on the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and Quds Force, are unlikely to have much of a financial impact on Tehran.
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The Fruitcake Trade
Monday, October 29, 2007
My point is that sanctions are generally stupid, since they affect only American businesses. As much as the president and Congress might wish otherwise, U.S. laws apply only in the U.S. American businesses can be barred from doing business with a country that displeases American politicians, but the ban doesn't apply anywhere else.
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The Iran Wedge
Monday, October 29, 2007
Between the GOP's wave of congressional retirements and its lackluster presidential candidates, the party's prospects are looking dim. But they have one cheerful possibility on the horizon: war with Iran.
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The New Lie to Justify Endless War
Monday, October 29, 2007
Around 70 percent of Americans oppose the war in Iraq and want U.S. troops home. But less than half that number support immediate withdrawal. Most people say they want a phased withdrawal from Iraq–to prevent chaos from erupting in the wake of a U.S. pullout.
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The New York Times, Iran, and International Law
Monday, October 29, 2007
Once again, an American president is threatening to use force against another country; in this case, the Bush administration is threatening, at a minimum, to launch cruise missiles into Iran. President Bush also recently said that a military confrontation with Iran could lead to World War III. And once again, such threats demonstrate that the U.S . news media is content to permit the president to operate outside the U.S. Constitution and the UN Charter when it comes to one of the most important and momentous foreign policy decisions-when to resort to the threat and use of force against another country.
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The US is no Angel of Peace
Monday, October 29, 2007
An interview with Sheldon Richman, an American political writer and academic, best known for his advocacy of Libertarianism.
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U.S. War Plans Against Iran
Monday, October 29, 2007
President Bush has asked Congress for another $46 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The request brings this year's total to more than $196 billion -- by the far the highest amount since the 9/11 attacks. If the trend continues, war funding could top $1 trillion by the time Bush leaves office. By some measures, that amount would exceed the cost of the Korean and Vietnam wars combined. The record-high request comes as the drumbeat continues for opening a new war in Iran.
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West Meddling in Mideast 'Kiss of Death'
Monday, October 29, 2007
I think that a military attack on Iran will not happen unless there is some crazy decision making in Washington. I see the talk of war right now as a sort of psychological war. However, unfortunately things happen out of coincidence and not because they were planned. But if some crazy decision does take place and the war with Iran does start then I think the Chinese and the Russians will react harshly.
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Pushing War With Iran
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
“Bush Warns of a Nuclear Armed Iran,” blared the headline of an Associated Press report on the president’s October 3, 2007 speech before the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Do the increasingly strident statements by the president, as well as by State Department and Pentagon officials, over the past several months signal that a U.S. military attack on Iran may be imminent? Both opponents and supporters of a military strike believe it is coming soon, based not only on official administration rhetoric and the observable preparatory movement of U.S. military assets, but also on the White House’s use of private sources to build a pro-war constituency among the American public.
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Breaking the Taboo: Why We Took On the Israel Lobby
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt explain in this interview why they decided to speak out against the close relationship between the U.S. and Israel.
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