ProPublica’s Response To My Post On Rotella’s Iran in LatAm Work

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by Jim Lobe Following the publication last month of my post, “ProPublica and the Fear Campaign Against Iran”, I sent an email message to Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica’s editor-in-chief, drawing his attention to my critique of Sebastian’s Rotella’s article, “The Terror Threat… Continue Reading  

U.S. Needs More Forthcoming Approach to Iran: Report

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News With the inauguration of Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, the United States should take a more flexible approach toward Tehran to increase the chances of a successful resolution of the latter’s nuclear programme, according… Continue Reading  

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and “Bomb Iran”

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by Marsha B. Cohen Last week marked the 68th anniversary of the WWII destruction of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) — the first and only deployment of nuclear weapons in human history. Within moments… Continue Reading  

US Comedy of Errors Continues in Egypt

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by Mitchell Plitnick The comedy of errors that is US involvement in Egypt is reaching new heights. The Obama administration continues to be torn by conflicting preferences and concerns. This week its blunders reached new heights after it blessed the… Continue Reading  

Libya: More Violent, Unstable & Uncertain

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by Wayne White Nearly a year after the Benghazi attack and almost two since Muammar al-Qadhafi’s fall, Libya remains a governmental basket case. Political assassinations and militia violence are commonplace amidst the continued absence of effective central governance across much… Continue Reading