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Will History Repeat Itself?
Thursday, November 1, 2007
In January 2002, when President Bush named Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the first targets in his ‘global war against terror’ — the putative ‘axis of evil’ — few noticed a curious omission. Pakistan was not on the list.
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Imperial Playground: Marching East of Iraq
Monday, October 29, 2007
The preparations and build-up for a war with Iran are speeding up, and the main force pushing for an attack upon Iran is Israel, as they claim that Iran wants to use a nuclear weapon against them.
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Iran Looms Over Turkey Crisis Diplomacy
Monday, October 29, 2007
With the crisis on the Turkish-Iraqi border region at its peak, and amid distinct signs that a large scale Turkish invasion is imminent, eyebrows were raised when Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan left Ankara on Monday and headed for London. Why London?
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Killer Clichés
Monday, October 29, 2007
Usually when some politician says "the reality is" or "the facts are," the reality isn't and the facts are fiction. The Bush administration continues to claim that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon. There is no evidence to support that claim. It continues to claim that the Iranians have called for the destruction of Israel. They have not. They have called for a change of government in Israel.
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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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