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The network of powerful Israel partisans who are pushing to bomb Iran

A well-financed pro-Israel network of “experts” – think-tank gurus, special interest groups, and media pundits – is dedicating enormous amounts of time and energy to weakening public support for the talks in the United States. Toossi gives the names and details: Sina Toossi, FPIF, June 4, 2015 – In a recent TV ad, a van snakes […]

A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm

…Israel can shape its strategic environment by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right… The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies – Jerusalem, Washington – 12/7/2009 Following is a report prepared by […]

Iran: The Aggressor or the Aggressed Upon? – Stephen Sniegoski

In this in-depth analysis, Dr. Sniegoski concludes that there is no apparent reason that Iran would be a threat to American interests. Some of Iran’s key concerns harmonize with those of the United States, such as maintaining the flow of oil to the industrial world (which has been hindered by American-instigated sanctions) and combating radicals […]

Iranian Statistic in Line with Others: Did Washington Post Columnist Cherry-Pick Estimates on Israel Nukes?

“Fact Checker” columnist condemns Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif for saying Israel has 400 nukes, even though many other respected sources concur  with this estimate Alison Weir, CounterPunch – Washington Post “Fact Checker” columnist Glenn Kessler chastizes Iran’s Foreign Minister for saying that Israel has 400 nuclear weapons. Specifically, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said: “It’s […]

Khamenei: Iran will Never Invade another Country

“…the Islamic Republic has launched no wars of aggression since its founding in 1979. In 1980 Iraq invaded Iran. Iran fought the invaders to a standstill and ultimately made peace, making no effort to occupy Iraqi territory….. Iran has a small military budget, about $10 bn., on the order of that of Norway or Singapore. […]

Neo-Conservatives And The Israeli Lobby Are Promoting War With Iran, As They Did With Iraq

Many neo-conservatives have close ties with Israel’s right-wing.  Prominent neo-conservatives Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, James Colbert and David and Meyrav Wurmser wrote a memo to Netanyahu in 1997 entitled “Clean Break,” which recommended the reordering of the entire Middle East to the benefit of Israel. By Allan Brownfeld. Neo-conservatives, together with other elements of the […]

Israel to push Congress to pass bill to hamper Iran deal

“Israel will try to persuade congressmen and senators to introduce a clause stipulating that the deal with Iran should be seen as an international treaty requiring Senate ratification and not an agreement.” Ha’aretz, Barak Ravid – Israel will adopt two lines of attack as it tries to thwart – or at least modify – the […]

“Text of April 2 Agreement with Iran” (indicates Iran doesn’t desire nuclear weapons)

The Iran agreement appears to be wildly unbalanced, with Iran agreeing to extremely stringent restrictions on its nuclear rights in return for relatively vague assurances regarding the relaxation and eventual lifting of the sanctions imposed upon it. It is difficult to believe that Iran would have agreed to such terms unless both (1) the unanimous […]

Why Iran Distrusts the US in Nuke Talks

U.S. media portray the Iran nuclear talks as “our good guys” imposing some sanity on “their bad guys.” But the real history of the West’s dealings on Iran’s nuclear program shows bad faith by the U.S. government, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern describes: By Ray McGovern, Consortium News, April 1 The Iranians may be a bit paranoid but, as […]

Anti-Iran Media Drumbeat, Fueled by Israel, Increases as Deal Deadline Nears

Detailed background information on the individuals pushing the anti-Iran narrative in recent articles published by the Washington Post, New York Times, Time magazine, etc …Michael Hayden, a spook from the Bush administration who ran both the NSA and CIA …  He also is a partner in the Chertoff Group, founded by Bush’s Homeland Security czar, […]

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