Hawks Dominate Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Alleged “Iranian Plot”

On October 26, two house subcommittees held a hearing dominated by hawks and neoconservatives on the alleged “Iranian plot” to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Washington. Several witnesses criticized the media for questioning the alleged plot’s plausibility and the evidence… Continue Reading  

NYT Bureau Chief To Appear On Panel For Islamophobic Organization’s Film

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress The New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Ethan Bronner, has stirred up controversy over recent speaking engagements. But an announcement on the 92nd St. Y’s website shows that Bronner is now scheduled to appear… Continue Reading  

Long-range missile threat from Iran “not imminent”

Greg Thielmann who has served as a top intelligence official at the U.S. State Department until resigning shortly before the U.S-led invasion of Iraq writes on the Arms Control Association blog that a long-range missile threat from Iran is “not… Continue Reading  

Leading Neocon Says She Wants To Feed ThinkProgress Writer To Sharks

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress AbramsLast week, a well-connected neoconservative pundit and board member of a high-profile right-wing pressure group wrote, after the prisoner swap deal that freed an Israeli soldier, that Israel should now take Palestinian militants —… Continue Reading  

Rohrabacher: ‘I Don’t Understand’ Republicans Wanting To Stay In Iraq

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress When President Obama announced last week that the U.S. troop presence in Iraq would end as scheduled on Dec. 31 — after nearly nine years, thousands of U.S. troops casualties, and hundreds of billions… Continue Reading