Red lines or deadlines?

The different language used in the latest public row between Israeli and US officials is actually quite telling. The notion of a “deadline” rejected by Hillary Clinton suggests a time frame beyond which the Iran talks are declared useless, kicking… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. Michael Ledeen, Foreign Affairs: The neoconservative pundit has been arguing… Continue Reading  

Former Israeli Spy Chief: Attacking Iran Would Cause International Sanctions Regime To Crumble

The former head of Israel’s vaunted Mossad spy agency told the Atlantic magazine that an attack on Iran would not spur the Iranian people to rise up against the regime and could cause the international sanctions regime imposed against Iran… Continue Reading  

Marcy Wheeler asks important questions about the alleged “Iranian Plot”

On Monday Marcy Wheeler exposed important holes in the U.S. legal case against Manssor Arbabsiar in The Atlantic. For example, why did the Drug Enforcement Agency informant tape neither the initial meeting with Arbabsiar or a later series of meetings… Continue Reading  

Does Goldberg Quote Ahmadinejad — or Himself?

Jeffrey Goldberg, a prominent hawkish Israeli-American journalist, has written a post responding to a Reza Aslan piece on The Atlantic website. Goldberg is indignant that Aslan suggests, based on revelations about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in WikiLeaks cables, that the boisterous president may not be… Continue Reading