We Know Exactly Who Gave Us Trump

Donald J. Trump’s presidential ambition has simmered for decades. He was and is a regular TV watcher and saw the changing political landscape. One by one, previous presidents diminished the integrity of the presidency and…

U.S. Policies have Led Iran into the Arms…

Trump's Iran policies have left the country with no choice but to turn to Russia and China. The Trump administration continues to impose heavy (maximum pressure) sanctions on Iran and those that trade with it—which…

Iran Caught in the Middle of the 21st…

We are witnessing the wholesale realignment of global economic and political forces. Brexit, and US-China relations are only a few manifestations of a much larger ‘game’. At the heart of the transformation is the creation…

Europe, Russia and China Are in A Terrifying…

Our local independent movie theater was showing a film called “Meeting Mikhail Gorbachev”. In the film, Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union, sits down with filmmaker Werner Herzog to discuss his many achievements.…

The Iran War Racket

Read the news very carefully. The war looming with Iran is a racket. We are watching a crisis unfold before us. The last few days have not inspired much hope in me – the United States and…

Israel War with Iran is Inevitable (To Position…

It’s a simple fact, for Israel all roads to prosperity lead through Iran. Over the next 35 years, the global economic power center of gravity will shift from advanced economies in North America, Western Europe…

U.S. War with Iran is Inevitable

One key issue facing US financial markets is the fiscal condition of the federal government in the next decade.  As deep throat suggested, to understand what is going you need to “follow the money”. So…

Trump’s War and Sanctions is a Gift to…

One of the ironies of the stand off between the Mullahs in Tehran and Trump’s administration is that the more Trump sanctions and threatens Iran, the more secure the Mullahs get (and the tighter their…

Trump is at War Against the World (Not…

I am not a fan of the Mullahs, or British stooge Iranian President Rouhani, but even scum bags can say some good things.  And Rouhani this week accused the US of disrupting the flow of…

Multiple Dimensions of Iran’s Soft Power

While Iran’s military involvement in regional conflicts and support for militant groups often make headlines, Tehran’s sophisticated soft power strategies aimed at promoting their ideological and political goals in the region are largely overlooked. However,…

5 Lies Our Culture Tells

Four years ago, in the midst of the Obama presidency, I published a book called “The Road to Character.” American culture seemed to be in decent shape and my focus was on how individuals can…

The Rise of Western Civilizationism

Victor Orbán's landslide electoral victory on Sunday, gaining 134 seats out of 199 in Hungary's parliament, increases his governing supermajority and endorses his tough policy of excluding illegal immigrants, especially from the Middle East. His…

Threatening Iran: A Re-election Ploy

A reader worries that President Trump is trying to rally support by initiating a conflict with Iran. Why go hard after Iran right now? Does Iran or one of its proxies in the Middle East…

The Trump-Pelosi/Schumer Deal

What no one realizes is that Trump has already made a deal like the Bush (Daddy) made with the Democrats after Iran-Contra. The deal is: Mueller will come out with nothing, and he will publicly…

10 Inconvenient Truths about Iran – that Contradict…

1)The Mullahs were installed by U.S. Yet, Republicans keep vilifying the Mullahs!! I know, I know, this is shocking for most Americans to appreciate. But, yes, Khomeini was hand picked to take over Iran’s governance…

The ‘Iranian Schindler’ who saved Jews from the…

Thousands of Iranian Jews and their descendants owe their lives to a Muslim diplomat in wartime Paris, according to a new book. In The Lion's Shadow tells how Abdol-Hossein Sardari risked everything to help fellow…

Secret CIA Memo 1970 re: Khomeini Released

CIA-RDP80T00634A00050 SECRET 25X1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY National Foreign Assessment Center 20 November 1978 INTELLIGENCE MEMORANDUM THE POLITICS OF AYATOLLAH RUHOLLAH KHOMEINI KEY POINTS ——Ayatollah Khomeini has long been the central figure in the conservative Shia…

Educating Kim Jung Un

The sudden break up in Hanoi was no coincidence. It was all choreographed before Trump set foot in Vietnam. Trump has used nearly every public opportunity to try to lower mounting pressure ahead of the…

What We Know About Saudi Arabia’s Role in…

The Saudi government still says it had no connection to the hijackers. But released classified information proves otherwise. Sometimes, reality is so absurd that it outstrips anything conspiracy theorists could come up with. After more…

AMERICANS HATE IRANIANS

One interesting phenomenon about the current “cold-war” with Iran, is that unlike the cold-war with the Soviet Union, Americans not only have animosity towards Iran and its government, but also against Iranians. Russians in the…

A Demented Trump Is Bad for Netanyahu and…

“It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to notice that our president is mentally compromised,” says Bandy X. Lee, the editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” and an assistant clinical psychiatry professor at the Yale…

40 Years ago, US made a Cataclysmic Strategic…

The end of the British empire is marked by the rise of Mossadegh. It was Mossadegh after all who rose up to the Brits and gave courage to countless leaders across the Middle East, Asia…

I get upset when I read shit like…

I read this article on thedrive.com (http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26289/irans-newest-homemade-drone-is-an-unmanned-conversion-of-a-1940s-american-jet-trainer) and it made me furious. I was going to leave a comment at the base, but when I read the other comments it made me vomit. So, I…

Madeleine Albright: Blame Democrats for Trump’s Rise

Madeleine Albright’s new book, “Fascism, A Warning,” is an eloquent diagnosis of the grassroots ills that threaten democratic governments and give rise to demagogues like Donald Trump. As she warns, “When economic and social conditions…

There is Sudden Silence on Khashoggi’s Murder

Since the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared details from the police investigation, including descriptions of audio recordings that reveal he was dismembered, have been leaked, drip by drip, to keep the world suspended as the…

Iran Is A Strategic Asset For Israel

A significant number of Arab and Muslim leaders in the Middle East and the world fear Iran. For them, Israel is the only real answer to the Iranian threat and the only country able to…

Pan-Arabism’s Legacy of Confrontation with Iran and the…

By Kaveh Farokh (2004) This is reposted from Iran Chamber Society's website, with a comment from BaharMedia: Arab anti-Iranianism is synonymous with Ant-westernism. Osama-Bin-Laden represents this vein of Arab Nationalism, so does the Taliban. The…

The plan to split Saudi Arabia into four…

Obama’s Arab Spring was supposed to eventually deal an end to the Kingdom in Saudi Arabia, the plan now under active discussion under trump is to split Saudi Arabia into four independent States. The U.S.…

Polarization in U.S. (Synagogue Killings, and Pipe Bombs)…

Polarization has not only poisoned US politics, but is slowly, steadily poisoning people's daily lives. The building strength of partisan antipathy — “negative partisanship” — has radically altered politics. Anger has become the primary tool…