US Institute of Peace Corrects ‘Iran Primer’ Errors… Sort Of

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has now corrected some of the errors I pointed out in my Oct. 24 article, “U.S.-Funded ‘Iran Primer’ Needs Editing.” More can be done. For one thing, they had an impossibly wrong date for an Ahmadinejad speech in their Iran timeline (March 27 – months before he even … Continue reading “US Institute of Peace Corrects ‘Iran Primer’ Errors… Sort Of”

Iran to Obama: Show Us the Change

President Barack Obama’s message of Change has reached Iran, but Iran is skeptical. Change is welcomed, they say, as long as it’s a real, substantive change and not just political maneuvering. Formal communication between the Obama administration and Iran officially commenced with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s letter of congratulations, released one day after the election on … Continue reading “Iran to Obama: Show Us the Change”

Experts Agree: Iran Is Not Iraq

Have you heard the news? Iran is not Iraq. On the surface, the two neighboring countries seem similar enough. Iran and Iraq hold the world’s 2nd and 3rd largest oil reserves respectively, have Shi’ite majorities, share a long border, and fought a pointless, bloody eight-year war that cost over a million lives. Prior to the … Continue reading “Experts Agree: Iran Is Not Iraq”

Caught Red-Handed: Media Backtracks on Iran’s ‘Threat’

For close to two years, the media has stubbornly clung to a long discredited story about the Iranian president’s alleged threat to "destroy Israel" with nuclear weapons Iran doesn’t have and denies any intent to acquire. "Wiped off the map, wiped off the map," they bleat incessantly, even though his actual words, "The Imam [Khomenei] … Continue reading “Caught Red-Handed: Media Backtracks on Iran’s ‘Threat’”

‘Wiped off the Map’ – The Rumor of the Century

Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran’s president has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, “Israel must be wiped off the map.” Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made. On Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at the Ministry of Interior conference hall in Tehran, newly elected Iranian President … Continue reading “‘Wiped off the Map’ – The Rumor of the Century”