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How will Washington’s Third Gulf War Play Out?

    How will Washington’s Third Gulf War Play Out?

With Donald Trump’s decision to shred the Iran nuclear agreement, announced last Tuesday, it’s time for the rest of us to start thinking about what a Third Gulf War would mean. The answer, based on the last 16 years of American experience in the Greater Middle East, is that it won’t be pretty. The New York…

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GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

    GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

WASHINGTON – With the 2018 Congressional midterm elections approaching, Republicans – eager to keep their control of both houses of Congress – have been seeking lucrative donations that would give Republican candidates an advantage in the lead-up to November. On Thursday, those efforts paid off in a big way as the top Republican congressional political…

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Israel Wants Its Own War in Syria

    Israel Wants Its Own War in Syria

Hard as it may be to believe, at the moment of writing these words I am at the airport about to embark on a trip which will culminate in Mashhad, Iran. At the same time, Israeli army spokesperson is tweeting that twenty rockets launched by Iranian Quds brigades stationed in Syria were intercepted by the…

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New Film Gives an Iranian Perspective on the Battle Against ISIS in Syria

    New Film Gives an Iranian Perspective on the Battle Against ISIS in Syria

The “West” is competing against the “East” on the Syrian battle-field, in conflicting news and analysis, and now also in the cultural and film arena. A new full length action movie, titled “Damascus Time”, gives an Iranian perspective on the battle against ISIS in Syria. The movie comes from Iranian screenwriter and film director Ebrahim…

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Author of Trump’s Iran Regime Change Blueprint is Actually a Right-Wing Troll

  Author of Trump’s Iran Regime Change Blueprint is Actually a Right-Wing Troll

President Donald Trump’s unilateral exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) has triggered a frenzied push inside the administration to support color revolution-style regime change operations in Iran. According to the neoconservative Free Beacon, National Security Director John Bolton has authorized the publication and distribution of an internal white paper urging “a strategy by…

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Israeli Attack On “Iranian” Targets in Syria a Sign of Tel Aviv’s Frustration, Fear

  Israeli Attack On “Iranian” Targets in Syria a Sign of Tel Aviv’s Frustration, Fear

GOLAN HEIGHTS, SYRIA — An hours-long exchange of fire between the Israeli military and alleged rocket-equipped Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) personnel seized the world’s attention early Thursday morning just after midnight, fanning fears that the Middle East is once again being plunged into a major new war pitting the settler-colonial state against its bitter…

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US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don’t

  US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don’t

WASHINGTON — The United States’ invasion of Iraq was but a few months away when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva — or Lula, as he is commonly known — was sworn in as president of Brazil, Latin America’s largest country. Big things were expected of the plain-spoken former lathe-operator who’d lost a pinky finger in…

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Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government

  Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, was hardly a surprise given that Trump and his administration had hinted for months that the U.S.’ participation in the deal was in its final days. Yet, while…

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Israel Launches Air Strike On Syrian Army Position Near Damascus

  Israel Launches Air Strike On Syrian Army Position Near Damascus

Just minutes after Israel instructed local authorities in the occupied Golan Heights to “unlock and ready bomb shelters”, after identifying apparent “irregular activity of Iranian forces in #Syria”, and putting Israeli troops on high alert, an Israeli air strike on Syrian army positions was reported after missiles were reportedly fired from Israel above Qunaitra province…

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As Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA-Funded Palantir Remains Key to IAEA Inspections

  As Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, CIA-Funded Palantir Remains Key to IAEA Inspections

WASHINGTON — As the White House officially dropped the ax on its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the landmark multilateral nuclear accord with Iran, instead opting for a policy of extreme hostility, reports have indicated that CIA-funded analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc. plays a pivotal role providing intelligence on the country’s…

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