Iran Hawk Watch

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics Lobe Log has launched Iran Hawk Watch. Each Friday we will post on notable militaristic commentary about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. It’s… Continue Reading  

GRAPHIC: How important is the Strait of Hormuz?

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This graphic by Reuters visually explains the importance of the Strait of Hormuz. Whether or not Iran would actually block this vital oil supply route in response to an oil embargo and crippling sanctions against its Central Bank is debatable,… Continue Reading  

MEK remains on US FTO list after Camp Ashraf resettlement deal

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In August I was one among several people who wrote about a well-funded lobbying campaign by the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) to get delisted from the US’s foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list. The MEK is an exiled Iranian group that has killed US and… Continue Reading  

John Yoo “Makes” the Case for Attacking Iran

John Yoo (yes, the guy who was the Bush administration’s staunchest defender of the use of torture against terrorist suspects) says in the latest hard-copy edition Dec 31 of The National Review that “Now is the time to make the… Continue Reading  

Iran Hawk Watch

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In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics Lobe Log is launching “Iran Hawk Watch”. Each Friday we will post on notable militaristic commentary about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. Mainstream… Continue Reading