FDD’s Cliff May Misses the Irony

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by Jim Lobe “’Creating facts on the ground’ means changing reality through actions rather than diplomacy.” That opening line in a Washington Times op-ed, by the long-time president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Clifford May, gave me… Continue Reading  

Familiar Roster of Hawks Calls for Syria Safe Zones

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As the situation on the ground in Syria becomes ever more fluid and the Assad regime appears to be tottering, a familiar group of hawks is calling for U.S. military action to fill the void. As reported by Foreign Policy‘s… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 24: National Review Online: Clifford D. May, president of the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies, lashes out at the UN for considering Palestinian requests for a condemnation of Israeli settlement construction.… Continue Reading  

Is Netanyahu’s New Adviser in the ‘Attack Iran’ Camp?

It’s hard to know for sure, but he certainly doesn’t keep pleasant company. Ori Nir, at Americans for Peace Now, has a good analysis of Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror, who is apparently Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s new national security… Continue Reading  

BBC Persian report on “Iranium”

Due to recent protests in Iran, authorities are reportedly jamming the BBC Persian satellite broadcast. Iran’s leaders regard the channel as a propaganda outlet for the Brits’ nefarious aim of regime change. But if the Iranians were paying attention, they… Continue Reading