How Will Washington Respond to the Iranian People’s Aspirations?

Hassan Rouhani, a moderate cleric, was elected Iran’s president in a landslide on June 14, 2013. Much has been said about him and his past, and what his election means for Iran, its nuclear program and the standoff with the West over the program, and the future of the Middle East. The War party in … Continue reading “How Will Washington Respond to the Iranian People’s Aspirations?”

Obama’s Duplicitous Iran Policy

One of President Obama’s greatest “accomplishments” has been creating fissures within the antiwar/progressive community in the United States by talking like a progressive politician, but acting in most cases as a conservative one. Consider, for example, his domestic policy. It has helped Wall Street far more than anything the President is willing to do for … Continue reading “Obama’s Duplicitous Iran Policy”

The Long History of Lies about Iran

There was a flood of articles and analyses on the tenth anniversary of invasion of Iraq on March 19, most of which focused on the lies, exaggerations, and half-truths that the War Party told the American people and the world in the run up to the war. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Afghanistan, … Continue reading “The Long History of Lies about Iran”

The War Party and the Israel Lobby Wish for War With Iran in 2013

As we begin 2013, the War Party and its ally, the Israel lobby, are pushing hard to make sure that they get their wish for the New Year, namely, a devastating war with Iran. To them, it is not enough that the illegal unilateral sanctions that the United States and its allies have imposed on … Continue reading “The War Party and the Israel Lobby Wish for War With Iran in 2013”

Israel Lobby Calls for an ‘Iranian Pearl Harbor’

When the Bush-Cheney administration was in power, Dick Cheney tried hard to find an excuse for military attacks on Iran. After all, according to Gen. Wesley Clark, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from 1997 to 2000, Cheney and other hawks had plans for attacking and destroying seven countries in the Middle East and … Continue reading “Israel Lobby Calls for an ‘Iranian Pearl Harbor’”

Stop Supporting Separatist Groups in Iran

Some of the most important obstacles to the efforts by the War Party in the United States and Israel to gain absolute hegemonic power in the Middle East and create what Condoleezza Rice once called a “new Middle East” have been countries that follow a path that is politically independent of Washington and Tel Aviv. … Continue reading “Stop Supporting Separatist Groups in Iran”

Yukiya Amano: Minion of the Empire

On Dec. 1, 2009, Yukiya Amano began his tenure as the director general (DG) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), after a bitter election in which he narrowly defeated the South African diplomat Abdul Minty. On Feb. 18, 2010, Amano issued his first report on Iran’s nuclear program. Analyzing the report in a piece … Continue reading “Yukiya Amano: Minion of the Empire”

Deconstructing Lieberman’s Iran Resolution

Sen. Joseph Isadore “Joe” Lieberman, the “independent Democrat” from Connecticut, has been one of the most hawkish members of the Senate for years. He is in fact a turncoat who campaigned for John McCain in 2008, and in many ways he has been more Republican than Republicans. He supported the invasion of Iraq in 2003, … Continue reading “Deconstructing Lieberman’s Iran Resolution”

A New Judith Miller for
Iran Hawks?

When the Bush administration was preparing the public in 2001-2003 for the invasion of Iraq by selling it lies and exaggerations, it was supported by articles discredited former New York Times reporter Judith Miller published on the front page of the Times. Beginning in 1998, Miller spread propaganda for Ahmed Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress, claiming … Continue reading “A New Judith Miller for
Iran Hawks?”

Iran’s Détente Gesture to Obama? 

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) just released its latest report on Iran’s nuclear program. The report states that all of Iran’s nuclear materials, research, and development are under the Agency’s containment and surveillance, and all the nuclear materials are safeguarded. The Agency also reported that there has been no divergence of nuclear material, in … Continue reading “Iran’s Détente Gesture to Obama? “