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Let Israel Be Israel

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Suppose, Mr. President, Iran gave a war and you didn't notice? Starting in 1979 with the seizure of our embassy in Tehran and the 444 days of captivity for our 52 hostages, Iran has been engaged in acts of war against the United States.

Note to Obama: Puffery and Pandering on Israel and Iran Are Not Strategy

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Israel, under Netanyahu's leadership, seems to want to drive a dynamic in which it demonstrates its power by compelling the president to attack Iran on its behalf. This is neither in Israel's real interests -- nor America's.

Obama: 'I Don't Bluff'

AP | MARK S. SMITH and ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned that he is not bluffing about attacking Iran if it builds a nuclear weapon, but in an interview publi...

Hardliners Face Off In Vote

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Zahra Hosseinian TEHRAN, March 2 (Reuters) - Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election expected to re...

Iran Is No Threat -- Unless We Stay On Our Current Course

Alton Lu | Posted 05.01.2012 | Teen
Alton Lu

In the recent Arizona Republican debate, the candidates, aside from Ron Paul, were seen advocating for stronger sanctions and military action against Iran.

Tell President Obama: Don't Capitulate to the War-Makers

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

This is the moment for peace oriented voices to speak out and say no to an Israeli first strike with American overt or covert backing.

David Wood

U.S. Plans For Possible Air War On Iran | David Wood | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Planning for an air war against Iran continues inside the Pentagon, and the U.S. Air Force could mount such intense strikes against Iran...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Offer Obama License To Strike Iran | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If President Barack Obama feels the need to launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear program, Congress will back him, a group of ...

Joshua Hersh

Iran: Low Support Among Israelis For Solo Attack | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- A new poll of Israeli public opinion found surprisingly low levels of support for a military strike against Iran -- and especially if Isra...

NY Times: Attack on Iran Could Blow Back Here at Home

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

A better question a legislator can ask himself is whether it is worth losing American lives in an unnecessary war because a president is constrained from utilizing diplomacy to prevent it?

The Time for Diplomatic Action in Iran

William Rose | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
William Rose

We've got to seize the opportunity to offer incentives which persuade Iran's interests and draw them from prestige to economic development.

Iran: Building Nuclear Weapons Is 'Great Sin'

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

By Caroline Copley GENEVA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Iran, facing growing international pressure over its nuclear programme, call...

Iran: Obama's Indecisiveness Makes Israeli Strike Likely

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Israel would not have found itself seriously deliberating to undertake a preventive military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities without U.S. approval had the Obama administration acted more resolutely much earlier.

The Coalition Against Iranian Oil: Winners and Losers

Sara Vakhshouri | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Sara Vakhshouri

Considering the E.U.'s ban on 150 thousand barrels a day of oil coming from Syria, combined with unrecovered production drops in Libya, the E.U. will feel pressure from not buying Iranian oil. But will Iran feel any?

Report Feeds Concerns On Iranian Nuclear Program

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

VIENNA — Iran has rapidly ramped up production of higher-grade enriched uranium over the last few months, the U.N. nuclear agency said Friday, i...

In Din Over Iran, Rattling Sabers Echo

New York Times | Posted 02.22.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The United States has now endured what by some measures is the longest period of war in its history, with more than 6,300 American troo...

Russia: Iran Strike Would Have Catastrophic Consequences

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Russia warned Israel not to attack Iran over its nuclear programme, saying on Wednesday that military action would have c...

What Would Happen If Iran Had The Bomb?

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

Are you afraid of Iran yet? Shrill warnings of war or imminent apocalypse over Iran's nuclear program have never been so strident, or so ominous....

Iran Warns Of Pre-Emptive Action

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were endangered, the deputy head...

U.N. Watchdog Scrutinizes Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — U.N. nuclear inspectors starting a two-day visit to Tehran on Monday sought to meet Iranian nuclear scientists and visit a key mi...

UK Foreign Minister: Iran Strike Would Have 'Enormous Downsides'

AP | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

LONDON -- An attack on Iran would carry huge costs, Britain's foreign minister warned Saturday. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a new...

Does AIPAC Want War? Lieberman "Capability" Red Line May Tip AIPAC's Hand

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Sponsors of the Lieberman resolution deny that it is an "authorization for military force," and in a legal, technical sense, they are absolutely correct: it is not a legal authorization for military force. But it is an attempt to enact a political authorization for military force.

Michael Calderone

Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Military strikes expected! Weapons inspectors called in! A murky al Qaeda connection! And Cheney says time's up for Ira... Wait. Haven'...

Ban Ki-Moon: There's No 'Plan B' On Iran

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

VIENNA — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Iran must disprove allegations that it is secretly developing nuclear weapons, but ...

Iran Offers To Talk

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Iran, facing severe sanctions to bar it from exporting oil, has told world powers it wants...