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US promotes regional states/Israeli alliance against Iran while leading provocative naval drills in the Gulf
The U.S. is promoting a military alliance among Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey in order to counter what they perceive as an Iranian threat.
New York Times: The Defense Department is expected to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates next week that will provide missiles, warplanes and troop transports to help them counter any future threat from Iran.
“Whydo you think that Israel boycotted last year’s planned international conference on establishing a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East which was based on a proposal made by Iran in 1974? What is the downside of a WMD Free Zone as an alternative to war and sanctions against Iran?” AIPAC’s Michael Kassen can’t answer.
AIPAC’s annual policy conference is this weekend, and they will be pushing for U.S. Congressional backing of any Israeli strike on Iran. Today, two Senators, Lindsey Graham and Robert Menendez, announced they will be introducing the AIPAC-requested resolution.
Argo’s Academy Award shows that we have yet again been blinded by the heavy dust of politics and our American mantra of hostility and resentment will continue to inform our decisions, dragging us closer and closer to the abyss.
A few months ago, Netanyahu’s presentation to the United Nations of a fourth-grader’s drawing dramatizing Iran’s imminent nuclear weapons capability drew gales of laughter. But maybe it was successful after all.
One of the effects of the Obama presidency is that it has turned international warmongering on its head. The script, has been somewhat flipped. During the George W. Bush era there was very little doubt who was perceived to be leading the mindless, breast-beating clamour for war. What is now clear and impossible to avoid is that the United Kingdom is assuming the lead in calling for more Western intervention in the Middle East. As such and like Libya, the British have been leading the calls for a United States led intervention in Syria.
Potential future presidential candidate Marco Rubio has hired neoconservative operative Jamie Fly as his counselor for foreign and national security affairs. Fly, a former Bush administration official, is an ultra-hawk on Iran.
The drama around Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense seems to be heading into its predictable third act. While much attention has been given to Hagel’s heterodox views on the Middle East, and the threat that several Democrats might oppose his nomination over Israel, both the nominee and the party seem to be getting in line behind the President (and conveniently the lobby).
The nomination of Chuck Hagel is being celebrated in some circles (including here on this site) as a strike against war with Iran and a colossal failure for the Israel lobby. But even assuming he’s confirmed, there is very little evidence that Hagel will do much to shift an administration that has continued to press AIPAC-inspired pressure on Iran and maintains a foreign policy slanted heavily in favor of Israel and its interests.
The Middle East Forum, led by neoconservative Daniel Pipes, embarked on a smear campaign against an Iranian-American group. The target: the National Iranian American Council, which the Middle East forum labeled as shills and lobbyists for the Iranian regime. The main reason why Pipes’ group led the campaign is because NIAC is working to prevent a war on Iran–something that Pipes desperately wants.
After the assault on Gaza was over, The New York Times printed a story pointing to Iran as a motivation for why Israel waged its assault. But a series of analysts dispute that claim for various reasons.
The Associated Press’ favorite conduit for pathetic Israeli propaganda on the Iranian nuclear program, George Jahn, came out with another doozy on Tuesday. Under a banner touting a “Big Story,” Jahn published an article headlined, “AP Exclusive: Graph suggests Iran working on bomb,” which purported to show proof that “Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.”
Foreign policy played a minor role in a presidential election that focused on jobs, jobs, jobs. But like it or not, the United States is part of a global community in turmoil, and U.S. policies often help fuel that turmoil. The peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be critical of President Obama, has a challenge today to re-activate itself, and to increase its effectiveness by forming coalitions with other sectors of the progressive movement. Over the next four years, this movement must grapple with key issues such as the Afghan war, killer drone attacks, maintaining peace with Iran, US policy vis-a-vis Israel and Palestine, and the bloated Pentagon budget.
The American and Israeli covert war against Iran has been cranked up a notch over the last few days and representatives of Iran and the Pentagon are engaged in some rhetorical sparring over another drone incident, so far with no independent confirmation of what really happened.
Netanyahu on election eve: Approves 1,200 new settlement homes while promising Israel won’t wait for US to attack Iran
Looks like Benjamin Netanyahu has been reading Nate Silver and is getting ready for life in with a second Obama administration. The Israeli Prime Minister told Israeli news that he will attack Iran with or without American support. Also, perhaps taking advantage of the world’s eyes being focused on Dixville Notch, the government announced it is moving forward on 1,200 new settlement homes in the West Bank.
Seven Palestinians including three children, a woman and her son were arrested in Al Khalil Israeli authorities arrested seven Palestinians on Tuesday in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, including three children, a woman and her son. Said Raba, a … Continue reading
The Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) brought together 44 high school teachers from around the country for “a professional development conference on ‘Understanding Iran and the Geopolitics of the Middle East.’” Two of the scholars giving presentations on Iran are proponents for overthrowing the Iranian government.
Downing Street to White House: ‘UK would be in breach of international law if it facilitated pre-emptive strike on Iran’
Big news from the UK — Downing street has “rebuffed” US requests to use UK military bases to support a preemptive attack on Iran.
What We Won’t Hear in Boca: Nine things to remember during the Iran section of the presidential debate tonight
Nima Shirazi presents nine things to keep in mind about Iran during the third presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
Settler strips, insult Prophet’ in south Hebron village HEBRON (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers in the south Hebron hills assaulted Palestinian villagers on Friday evening, residents told Ma’an. Three Israelis from the Karmel settlement entered Um al-Kher village, and one threw rocks … Continue reading
Settlers receive an escort from the Israeli military to intimidate Palestinians harvesting their olive trees
Colonist Activity in Beit Ommar Land Supported by Soldiers At 10 a.m. Friday, October 12th about 100 colonists, escorted by soldiers from the Israeli occupation forces, walked out of Karmei Tsur. They went in the direction of Jala at the … Continue reading
Anti-Obama billboard in Miami Beach reads: “Friends don’t let friends get nuked Stop Obama!”
Goldberg ignores decades of consistent Iranian statements on nuclear weapons for the sake of propaganda
The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg recently cataloged four years of statements from Barack Obama to prove the president has consistently committed to using “military force to prevent Iran from getting the bomb.” But if repetition made Goldberg a believer in Obama, why does he ignore the past two decades of statements by senior Iranian officials promising never to obtain nuclear weapons?
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