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Iran, Assassinations, and Hypocrisy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While the Iranians rightly condemned Saudi Arabia, I find it quite ironic when they represent the murders as a "medieval act of savagery." It's as if the Saudi's, in executing Shiite clerics, held up a mirror to the Iranians in which they saw reflected back their own long-standing and brutal civil and human rights atrocities.

Chuck Schumer's Position on Iran Is Reckless

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Opponents of the Iran deal have been unable to produce a viable alternative. That is because there really are no alternatives left. Should the Iran deal collapse under the weight of spoilers like Schumer, Iran will get a nuclear weapon. And once Iran achieves and announces that capability to the world, no expert will be able to foresee the consequences.

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

Iranians Hold Massive Anti-American Rally

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In Tehran's largest anti-U.S. rally in years, tens of thousands of demonstrators joined Monday in chants of "dea...

A Nonsymbolic War

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Last week, in my post "Symbolic Wars," I advocated that the U.S. strike Iran rather than Syria.

LOOK: Iran Airs Images Allegedly Extracted From U.S. Drone

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's state TV has broadcast footage allegedly extracted from the advanced CIA spy drone captured in 2011, the latest in a flurry of ...

Report: Syrian Rebels Free 48 Iranian Prisoners

AP | ALBERT AJI and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.11.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Rebels freed 48 Iranians on Wednesday in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, held by Syrian ...

Iran Flaunts 'Proof' Of Captured U.S. Drone

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has material evidence to prove that it has captured an American unmanned aircraft, a prominent lawmaker in Tehran said Wedne...

Navy: No U.S. Drones Are Missing

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran claimed Tuesday it had taken another prize in a growing showdown with Washington over drone surveillance, displaying a purpo...

Iran: 'Nothing Will Remain' Of Israel if It Attacks

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

TEHRAN -- The top commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Sunday that "nothing will remain" of Israel if it takes military action agai...

Revolutionary Guard Chief Shares Biggest Threat To Iran

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- The chief commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Friday that the biggest threat to his country is a "soft war" launched by...

The Mysterious Death of Ahmad Rezaee: Whodunit?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Ahmad Rezaee (31) an Iranian national was found dead on November 12, on the floor of room 23 on the 18th floor of Gloria Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road i...

Iran's Powerful Paramilitary Group Reportedly Launches Cyber Attack

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard's paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the "ene...

'Neuter' Iran: Lindsey Graham Makes The Case For U.S. Strike

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take...

Supporters of Military Attack Against Iran -- Ahmadinejad's Unwitting Allies?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Omid Memarian

In the present circumstances, the end of the military option against Iran would create space for those in Iran seeking to hold the hardliners in check, and offer an opening to Iranian democracy and the Iranian people.

Iran Digging Mass Graves For U.S. Troops In Preparation For 'Extensive War'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has dug mass graves in which to bury U.S. troops in case of any American attack on the country, a former commander of the el...

Clinton: 'Iran Is Moving Toward A Military Dictatorship'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday Iran is sliding into a military dictatorship, a new assessment...

From Hitler to Ahmadinejad: CEOs You Can Rely On

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

My colleague wrote to hundreds of companies we exposed empowering Saddam Hussein with dual-usage technology, to see if anything had changed in their corporate behavior over the past decade.

Iran Blames US, Britain For Suicide Bombing

The Guardian | Robert Tait | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's Revolutionary Guards today vowed to take revenge after blaming Britain and the US for a suicide bombing that killed six of its commanders and 3...

Analysis: Why Iran Bombing Could Be Bad For Obama

TIME | Andrew Lee Butters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sunday's suicide terrorism attack that killed at least five commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps could have an impact far beyond the Islami...

Iran Suicide Bomb: Senior Revolutionary Guard Commanders Killed In Iran Bomb

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A suicide bomber killed five senior commanders of the powerful Revolutionary Guard and at least 37 others Sunday near the Pakista...

Jundallah, Sunni Rebel Group, Claims Responsibility For Revolutionary Guard Attack In Iran

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran vowed retaliation Monday after accusing Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain of aiding Sunni militants who stunned the Islamic reg...

Obama in the Thicket of "Afghaniranistan"

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Obama is in a multi-faceted complex of geopolitical crises. He is actively using military force in two of the countries, and has threatened, at the least, tough sanctions in the third.

Iran Test Fires Short-Range Missiles

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said it successfully test-fired short-range missiles Sunday in drills meant to show Tehran is prepa...

Ahmadinejad's New Cabinet Is More Conservative Than Ever | Gareth Smyth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's cabinet nominations, scheduled for a parliamentary vote this Wednesday, reveal a shift towards figures suspici...