Managing the Disruptive Aftermath of Somalia’s Worst Terror Attack
by International Crisis Group The devastating twin truck bombings in Somalia’s...
Published on August 2nd, 2010 | by Eli Clifton1
Refining Our Focus: Watching the Iran Hawks
and Ali Gharib
Here at LobeLog, we are increasingly concerned about the direction of U.S. foreign policy with regard to Iran. There’s been a marked increase recently in war chatter by neoconservatives, in particular, as Jim anticipated in an IPS piece on July 10th.
As such, we’re going to post more regularly on hawks in Washington and what they’re doing and saying, focusing on the bellicose rhetoric aiming to push the U.S. into a military attack on Iranian nuclear facilities — or acquiescing in an Israeli strike.
Both Gareth Porter and Muhammad Sahimi have written excellent pieces in recent days which look critically at the propaganda campaign to push the Obama administration into bombing Iranian nuclear facilities or, by proxy, green-lighting an Israeli attack. As the fall mid-term elections draw closer, it appears that the effort to push the U.S. into another war in the Middle East is ramping up. This campaign will be one of the most-discussed topics on LobeLog in the coming months.
Stay tuned for our ongoing news and comment round-ups, critical analysis, and investigative work.