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Netanyahu Declares Israel’s Readiness to Join Saudi-Led Bloody War on Yemen

    Netanyahu Declares Israel’s Readiness to Join Saudi-Led Bloody War on Yemen

HAIFA, ISRAEL — On Wednesday, during a speech at a naval parade in Haifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to deploy the Israeli military to Yemen if the country’s resistance movement blocks the Bab al-Mandab Strait on Yemen’s western coast. The strait, the geostrategic position of which was arguably the reason for the Saudi Arabian-led…

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VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran May Actually be CATASTROPHIC

    VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran May Actually be CATASTROPHIC

August 1, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Intelligence on Iran Fails the Smell Test Mr. President: As the George W. Bush administration revved up to attack Iraq 15 years ago, we could see no compelling reason for war.  We decided, though, to give President Bush the benefit of the doubt…

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Can Iran’s New Cryptocurrency Aid the “Resistance Economy” in Looming Sanctions Storm?

    Can Iran’s New Cryptocurrency Aid the “Resistance Economy” in Looming Sanctions Storm?

TEHRAN, IRAN — As Iran reels from the economic war the U.S. is waging on it, the country is hoping to avoid further damage from fast-approaching sanctions by launching a new digital currency, according to Iranian media reports. The plan to put the new “indigenous cryptocurrency” in circulation was announced by Alireza Daliri, the deputy…

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US is Ready to Strike Iran’s Nuclear Facilities in August

    US is Ready to Strike Iran’s Nuclear Facilities in August

According to ABC, the US is going to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities. An operation may start as early as next month. The UK and Australia will participate in intelligence efforts, such as identifying targets. The US-Iran relationship took a nosedive after Iran threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in early July. President Trump told the Iranian leadership…

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Iran’s Special Forces Chief Warns Trump: ‘If You Begin the War, We Will End It’

  Iran’s Special Forces Chief Warns Trump: ‘If You Begin the War, We Will End It’

A powerful commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that Donald Trump should address any threats against Tehran directly to him, and mocked the US president as using the language of “night clubs and gambling halls”, Reuters reports. The comments by Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who heads the Quds Force of the Guards, were the latest…

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The Putin-Trump Helsinki Summit: The Action Is in the Reaction

  The Putin-Trump Helsinki Summit: The Action Is in the Reaction

Now that a little over a week has passed since the much awaited Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki took place, I have had the time to read many of the reactions and comments it generated.  I am coming to the paradoxical conclusion that this summit was both a non-event and a truly historical watershed moment. Let’s…

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Trump Administration Gives Iran a Choice: Defiance or Humiliating Surrender

  Trump Administration Gives Iran a Choice: Defiance or Humiliating Surrender

Trump’s constant hostility to Iran has made it politically impossible for anyone in the Iranian government to consider negotiating with the U.S.: But even reformers accept that national pride dictates that Mr Trump tirades against Iran makes it ever more difficult for the government to even consider talks with the US. It is poisonous to negotiate with…

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No, Putin Didn’t Agree to Play Lackey Against Iran to Appease Trump & Netanyahu

  No, Putin Didn’t Agree to Play Lackey Against Iran to Appease Trump & Netanyahu

TEHRAN, IRAN – Little of real substance seems to have resulted from the infamous Helsinki meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, with even a joint communiqué from the two heads of state failing to materialize. Yet much of the talk about a possible “Helsinki pact” discussed between the two leaders has focused on…

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Trump-Putin Summit Delivers No Grand Bargain on Syria or Iran

  Trump-Putin Summit Delivers No Grand Bargain on Syria or Iran

The Cold War is a thing of the past. By the time President Putin said as much during preliminary remarks at his joint press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, it was clear this would not stand. Not after so much investment by American conservatives in Cold War 2.0. Russophobia is a 24/7 industry, and…

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Bolton Says US Troops Will Remain in Syria Until “Iranian Menace” Wiped Off the Map

  Bolton Says US Troops Will Remain in Syria Until “Iranian Menace” Wiped Off the Map

WASHINGTON – While most of the U.S. mainstream media spent the weekend fretting over President Donald Trump’s Monday meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton revealed, perhaps inadvertently, a dramatic change in the Trump administration’s Syria policy during a Sunday television appearance. During an interview with ABC’s Next Week…

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