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Carving Up West Asia

I came across this map on display in the Smithsonian Library of Congress Museum. It says so much! This is one of the original maps used to carve up the Middle East after World War 1. Look at all the straight lines! This is the “US” copy, which shows that US was not an innocent […]

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With Trump, The US Empire Stands for Nothing

The American Empire has no compelling ideology anymore. Yes, all empires need an ideology to function. Why? Because for empires to function, everyone-everywhere must dance to the same beat.  Imagine UPS with their people in Alaska sorting a package differently to Florida?! Imagine Exxon, where the people marketing gasoline in Indonesia use a completely different […]

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Ten Ways Covid 19 (Corona) Will Forever Change the World

1.0 Paper currency will be eliminated: As the Chinese government continues its effort to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the country’s central bank told media it was going to begin literally cleaning its currency. It’s an extreme move that makes sense. Whether it’s dollars, pounds, euros, shekels, or in this case yuan, currency […]

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TOP 10 REASONS TO BELIEVE THE WUHAN VIROLOGY LAB CAUSED COVID 19

“We are not only fighting the virus but also against conspiracy theories,” said.[1] a spokesman for the Wuhan Institute of Virology,[1] “conspiracy theories only create fear, rumors, and prejudices.” He was trying to crush an idea that has been growing in popularity since the beginning of the COVID19 coronavirus epidemic: that his virology lab in the […]

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TOP 10 REASONS TO BELIEVE THE US IS THE ORIGIN OF COVID-19

“We are not only fighting the virus but also against conspiracy theories,” said a Chinese government spokesman. “conspiracy theories only create fear, rumors, and prejudices.” But when you start looking at the claims on the internet that the epidemic – that has already infected nearly 500,000 people worldwide and caused 10 Trillion Dollars in asset […]

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The Middle East Isn’t Worth It Anymore

Wall Street Journal: Last week, despite Donald Trump’s repeated pledge to end American involvement in the Middle East’s conflicts, the U.S. was on the brink of another war in the region, this time with Iran. If Iran’s retaliation for the Trump administration’s targeted killing of Tehran’s top commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, had resulted in […]

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How Iran Got Sucked Into the Yemen Civil War

It is crucial to understand the historical background to Yemen’s Civil War. Its crucial to appreciate how a former Saudi Ally (the Houthis) drafted Iran to help them against the Saudis. Its a twisted story of betrayal and stupidity by (primarily) the Saudis. North Yemen became a state after the end of the Ottomans in […]

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US is Collapsing, So Let’s Start a War with Iran

Modern day Americans have never experienced a total collapse, only peripheral crises and crashes. Thanks to Hollywood, many in the public are under the delusion that a collapse is an overnight affair. They think that such a thing is impossible in their lifetimes, and if it did happen, it would happen as it does in […]

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Trump, the Idiot, is Being Played on Iran

On Sunday, the Trump administration launched airstrikes against the Kataib Hezbollah militia’s forces in Iraq and Syria, killing 24 people and wounding 50. This was reported as a US retaliation against the Kataib Hezbollah, firing on an Iraqi military base, wounding four American servicemen and killing an American contractor. The US response was completely out […]

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How Iran Was Swindled Out Of $3.2 Trillion

Underlying the one-year anniversary in mid-August of the signing of the ‘Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea’ is one of the greatest oil industry swindles in recent years. When representatives of the five Caspian littoral states meet on the 11th and 12th of August, Iran intends to seek some redress from Russia on […]

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Four-Pronged Attack on Labor Markets: Technology, Globalization, Immigration, and Health Care

The rise in nationalism expressed in the polls across the West may be somewhat baffling for many analysts. Most recently, in UK elections, it was noted that nationalism was a dominant feature with the Conservative party’s near record win on a BREXIT agenda, Scottish National Party’s rise in Scotland, and Northern Irish nationalism also clear […]

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The West’s Role in the Shah’s Overthrow

Deposed shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi left Iran in the face of a popular revolution and passed away nineteen months later from cancer. Did the shah’s illness and the West’s awareness of it play a role in the success of the Iranian revolution? On January 16, 1979, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who had ruled Iran for […]

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Netanyahu’s Iran Strategy Is a Total Failure

Seen today, Netanyahu’s decade-long reign has left Israel more isolated than ever before in its struggle against an Iranian regime that perceives the Jewish state as its main regional enemy. by Uri Bar-Joseph Benny Miller Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power in March 2009 radically changed Israel’s foreign policy strategy. Since the establishment of the state […]

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The Iranophobia Industry is Bad for America (and the World)

Inflammatory Iranophobic comments by America’s political elite are part of a much broader institutionalized Iranophobia within America’s government. Iran (and Iranians) as the ‘great evil’ in the Middle East is a socio-political construct meant to benefit the politicians in the US and its allies in the region, primarily Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia […]

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Wrong vs Right

This guy (Ollie North) who worked at the NSC wore a military uniform to testify, to then pretend to “ break the law to fight communism“ on national Television, while in fact covering up a secret and elaborate plan which involved secret relations with Iran’s mullahs (established during the Reagan Campaign to keep the hostages […]

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10 Reasons Why Israel is Now Less Secure Under Netanyahu

There is a morbid fear of Iran and Iranians in the West, driven largely by Israel’s Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu’s (now multi-decade) anti-Iran policy designed to promote Israel’s security. This is ‘good’ domestic politics in Israel – painting Iran as an enemy, generating fear! It makes Bibi appear bold, strong and continues in the long-held […]

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Khomeini was Carter’s Bitch

This past week I had the misfortune of responding to Javad Zarif’s tweet “66 years ago today, a coup instigated by the US and the UK overthrew the democratically-elected Government of Iran. This atrocity followed years of “maximum pressure” on Iranians. Our people put an end to such interference in 1979. Time for some to […]

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The ‘Special Relationship’ Is Collapsing… and That’s a Good Thing

British Ambassador Kim Darroch’s return to London from his failed mission in America is being hailed by many naïve commentators yet another proof that President Trump is a crazed egomaniac who cannot take criticism from a seasoned professional diplomat. During the weeks since the “Darroch memo” scandal erupted, mainstream media has totally mis-diagnosed the nature […]

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Sanctions Failure: How “Maximum Pressure” Can Yield Economic Prosperity for Iran

This is an article by Karim Sharara, which provides an interesting perspective regarding US sanctions against Iran. There is a very important analysis, which essentially suggests that there are diminishing returns to sanctions, and if Iran ‘survives’ sanctions, it can be a means of strengthening Iran rather than weakening it. Sanctions can be counterproductive. The […]