Category Archives: Iran

Heck, Why Not Just Make it the 51st State?

hubris, n. Overbearing pride or presumption First the US government decides it gets to run Iran’s nuclear power program. Now the US government claims veto power over Iran’s appointment of an ambassador to the United Nations. Next week: US John Kerry flies to Iran to … Continue reading

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Thomas Friedman is Right, Sort Of

Friedman, in the New York Times: It occurred to me the other day that the zealously pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, actually have one big thing in common. They are both trying to destroy Israel. … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day: Part of the US Empire Atrocities Tour

by jay janson Eminent historian Prof. Noam Chomsky of M.I.T., various times voted world’s most famous intellectual in international polls, has said over and over again, without provoking much negative outcry, “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would … Continue reading

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They Keep Using That Word, “Negotiate” …

… I do not think it means what they think it means. Back during the last round of US federal budget impasses, President Barack Obama repeatedly announced his willingness to “negotiate” with congressional Republicans — as long as they gave … Continue reading

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So, Why Is It …

… that the Obama regime, which has been an instigator rather than peacemaker in Syria,  insists that Iran — a regional power sporting long-term associations with two of the major players (the Assad regime and Hezbollah) — participate in peace … Continue reading

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