EXCLUSIVE: Funders Behind NYPD’s Mysterious Private ‘Counter-Terrorism’ Foundation

By Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress When the New York City police department (NYPD) wanted to bring a terrorism expert on board in 2008 to teach about homegrown terror, it turned to Marc Sageman,… Continue Reading  

Top Israeli Firm: nuclear Iran ‘most reasonable scenario’

Reuters informs us that a top Israeli brokerage firm has released a report concluding that the costs of attempting to eliminate Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions militarily outweigh the benefits: In a report “The Iranian Issue through Economic Eyes,” Kahanovich laid… Continue Reading  

Suspicions Persist about Iranian “Laptop of Death”

The Christian Science Monitor’s Scott Peterson reports on continued suspicions that were raised about the authenticity of the information presented in the so-called Iranian “laptop of death”–2005 information which the latest IAEA report is repeating. Not only is the information… Continue Reading  

Iran Threat Reduction Act set to be approved

The “Iran Threat Reduction Act” which Jim reported on in detail looks like it’s gaining swift approval in congress, just like lead sponsor Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hoped it would. As of early Friday morning, S.1048 has been signed by 38… Continue Reading  

Why was the IAEA’s latest Iran report released now?

The timing of the recently released IAEA report about Iran is curious, especially considering its content which analysts agree is mostly “not new.” It has nevertheless been made public at a time when tension between the U.S. and Iran is… Continue Reading