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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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War with Iran: Probable (& Disastrous)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The U.S and Iran have been moving towards a head-on collision for the last seven years. The expected collision will most probably take place in the final months of the Bush administration.
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US Politicians, Not Ahmadinejad, Have Blood on Their Hands
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Ernest Hemingway explained the problem many years ago. The first thing politicians do to hide their mismanagement, he said, is inflate the currency; the second thing they do is go to war.
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US on the Warpath with the IAEA
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Being at the IAEA these days has once again reminded one that US diatribes are not limited to regimes and states that act contrary to US goals or even wishes. In the usual alliance of the government and the media -- clearly the US media has its own interpretations of a "free" media -- the Americans have launched a blitzkrieg against the IAEA and especially its head, El Baradei.
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