New York Times recent editorials make it sound as if the war looming between the US and Iran is equally the fault of both countries, or of some inexplicable, inevitable force, rather than the result of US actions. This framing hides US governmental responsibility, and makes it harder for the public to judge intelligently where to place blame.
The US is holding 59-year-old Marzieh Hashemi, a popular Iranian news anchor, under abusive conditions. Born Melanie Franklin in New Orleans, she was on her way to visit a sick brother when she was arrested… she was held 48 hours before being allowed to contact her daughter.
Israel – prime mover in Trump’s Iran policy – was shocked that Trump might abandon the pressure strategy and instead seek to mend ties with Tehran. The pro-Israel Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), nervously took to twitter to warn Trump against this… A goal of the new Iran Action Group may be to escalate matters with Iran to the point in which any pivot to diplomacy by Trump may be rendered impossible…
As drums beat again for war — this time on Iran—-the warning from veteran US intelligence experts is again being disregarded as it was before the Iraq debacle, and this time VIPS fear the consequences will be catastrophic.
The evidence displayed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 30 showed blatant signs of fabrication. That evidence is linked to documents presented by the Bush Administration more than a decade earlier as “proof” of a covert Iran nuclear weapons program. Those documents were clearly fabricated, as well…
Counterterrorism expert Philip Giraldi refutes the claims made by Sec’y of State Mike Pompeo about Iran, Syria, Yemen, Gaza etc. during Pompeo’s whirlwind visit to the Middle East
Richard Falk discusses critical Middle East topics, including the legality of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, Iran and Trump’s “special relationships” with Israel and Saudi Arabia, the future of Syria, and hope for justice in Israel-Palestine.
Israeli ministers & Israel Lobby leaders praise appointment of John Bolton as ‘stalwart friend of Israel’
Israeli officials welcome Bolton; other supporters have been AIPAC, American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, the Orthodox Union, Agudath Israel of America, the Zionist Organization of America, the Republican Jewish Coalition, The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Zionist Organization of America…
Israel is trying to ‘suck America into’ Iranian war that could lead to world war — Lawrence Wilkerson
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaks about the possible damage to the Middle East and beyond, if Israel gets its way. Israel needs the power of the US to go into attack mode against Iran’s proverbial “existential threat.” Contains a video of his speech.
Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, recalls his work to invent a case for “pre-emptive” war against Iraq. It worked like a charm – ultimately at a high cost in lives, financially, and in destabilization of the whole region. Wilkerson argues that Nikki Haley and the Trump administration are doing the same thing today, only with even weaker evidence. The result could be “10 to 15 times worse than the Iraq war in terms of casualties and costs.”
Neoconservatives won’t stop until their plans to remake the Middle East are realized, and Iran is next on the list. But is this in our best interests?