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?
Tom Cotton, expected to become CIA director, is owned by the Israel Lobby. In 2014 he received $1 million from the Emergency Committee for Israel and additional money from the Republican Jewish Coalition… Foundation for Defense of Democracies is neocon central… expect the neocons to initiate armed conflict…
American neocons and Israelophiles look to disable Iran’s economy, to weaken Iran’s potential in the region by strengthening the Kurds, and possibly even through regime change. The goal is for US policies that maintain Israeli regional dominance – even though these cause damage to the US…
While Iran talks tough at times, in over 200 years, it has attacked nobody; its Jewish community is secure and happy. America should ignore Netanyahu’s call to war and pay attention to history and context.
Elie Wiesel became a spokesman for the world’s voiceless oppressed. But when it came to Palestinians, he had nothing to say.
The Israel Lobby, especially AIPAC, is undeniably a foreign lobby, but it operates with complete impunity on Capitol Hill and also at state and local levels. Coincidentally, Congress has a peculiar pattern of brazen, bipartisan pro-Israel legislation and looking the other way on issues in which Israel may be culpable (e.g. USS Liberty). To put it succinctly, there is an Israeli hand in much of what the United States does internationally, and the involvement is not intended to do anything good for the American people.
The US played both sides in Syria; completely took over Iraq, leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands; helped stage a coup in Iran; invaded Libya and overthrew its leader; sent drones to Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen; and its buddy Saudi Arabia is currently bombing and starving the Yemeni population.