For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

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by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading  

The Jewish Billionaire Behind a New Christian Anti-Iran Group

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by Eli Clifton Yesterday, a new organization’s “promoted” (read: sponsored) tweet popped up on my timeline. It came from The Philos Project, a group dedicated to promoting “Christian engagement in the Middle East.” The tweet read: “Iran is known to… Continue Reading  

GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Funds Mysterious Anti-Iran Pressure Group

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by Eli Clifton Nearly one-third of anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran’s 2013 budget came from the country’s foremost Republican mega-donor, a man who invested a reported $98 million to defeat Barack Obama in the 2012 election, casino magnate… Continue Reading  

Neocons Take Flight Over Syria

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News In an echo of the tactics they used to promote U.S. intervention in the Balkans, Iraq and Libya, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives published a letter Tuesday urging President Barack Obama to go far… Continue Reading