After Dempsey Warning, Israel May Curb War Threat

By Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter via IPS News President Barack Obama’s explicit warning that he will not accept a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran may force Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step back from his ostensible threat of… Continue Reading  

Dempsey discourages Israel strike against Iran, Shapiro and Netanyahu Quarrel

On Thursday the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, told reporters in London that an Israeli attack on Iran would “clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran’s nuclear programme” adding that “I don’t want to be… Continue Reading  

Blown Away

How the U.S. Fanned the Flames in Afghanistan By Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse Posted by Tom Dispatch Is it all over but the (anti-American) shouting — and the killing?  Are the exits finally coming into view? Sometimes, in a moment, the… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes “Hawks on Iran” every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary, confrontational policy recommendations and alternative viewpoints about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits.   *This week’s must-reads/watch: Peter Crail &… Continue Reading  

WINEP Director Sees Self-Defense as Iran’s Aim

A friend of mine, who prefers to go unnamed, made an interesting observation about a rather convoluted effort by the managing director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Michael Singh, challenging Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff… Continue Reading