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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 […]

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Trumptard Regions Have Seen No Benefit from Trump

It’s a deeply ironic fact, but the good folks that voted for Trump, keep voting against themselves. Trump has found this group’s emotional buttons, which has conveniently ensured that his voters are completely devoid of facts. His tax cut plan did not help his ‘core’ voters. His attacks on healthcare, undermined the healthcare experience for […]

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Breaking Up Britain would be Sweet Justice for Putin

Breaking Up Britain would be Sweet Justice for Putin There is no question that Britain was a prime mover in the rise of Gorbachev! It was Thatcher after-all who earmarked him in 1984. Mysteriously, a handful of Politburo members died in succession within a matter of months, and the very junior member, Gorbachev became General […]

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Iran Is Right, but Also Wrong!

A woeful sign of the Trump administration’s bankrupt foreign policy is that, in the dispute with Iran over the Obama-era nuclear deal, the Iranians are in the right and the United States is in the wrong—politically, diplomatically, and even legally. I take no joy in sharing this fact, as the ruling regime in Tehran ranks […]

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When All Else Fails, Pick on Iran, Start WWIII

This past week, we have been deluged with news of a tanker carrying Iranian oil, being ‘captured’ while navigating the straits of Gibraltar by British authorities. Strangely this ‘capture’ coincided with the release of internal memos at the British Foreign Office of communications from the Ambassador to the U.S. (Kim Darroch)! The release of the […]

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Trump Needs Iran to Make A Deal With The Taliban

Trump’s bluster about “obliterating Iran” hides a fundamental truth: if he wants a deal with the Taliban (to pull 14000 troops out of Afghanistan) then he must be softer on Iran. It almost makes his ‘bluster’ idiotic (as Iran’s President pointed out recently). Over 45,000 Afghan troops and countless civilians have died since 2014 (yes, […]

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The Only Way for Iran to Deal with Trump, is to NOT deal with Him

Trump is a narcissist. Individuals with NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) display the following symptoms: Grandiosity with expectations of superior treatment by others. Fixated on fantasies of power, success, intelligence, attractiveness, etc. Self-perception of being unique, superior, and associated with high-status people and institutions. Needing constant admiration from others. Sense of entitlement to special treatment and […]

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Trump Admin Has a Serious Credibility Problem on Iran

Two tankers with petrochemical products were attacked while crossing the Gulf of Oman this past week. Coming only a few days after Trump sanctioned Iran’s petrochemical exports points to Iran’s involvement. Despite the obvious lack of knowledge of who or what caused the incident Secretary Pompeo lost no time in immediately blaming Iran: “It is […]

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Trump is Turning America Into A Shit Hole

The writing is on the wall. All economic metrics are trending downward. And, there are anecdotal observations of a significant downturn. All over America, large portions of our major cities are being transformed into stomach-churning cesspools of squalor i.e. shit.  Tens of cities are reporting massive increases in homeless populations. According to the New York […]