Groups Decry Obama’s Failure to Close Guantanamo

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via IPS News Human rights groups are denouncing President Barack Obama’s failure to veto a defence bill that will make it far more difficult for him to fulfill his four-year-old pledge to close the Guantanamo detention facility this year. Obama… Continue Reading  

Iranian Bomb Graph Appears Adapted from One on Internet

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via IPS News The suspect graph of a nuclear explosion reportedly provided to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as evidence of Iranian computer modeling of nuclear weapons yields appears to have been adapted from a very similar graph in… Continue Reading  

Book Review: “Original Sins” Fuelled U.S.-Iran Enmity

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By Gary Sick via IPS News NEW YORK, Nov 26 2012 (IPS) – I have never read a book quite like this. “Becoming Enemies” is the latest product of the indispensable National Security Archive, the Washington non-profit that has given new… Continue Reading  

U.S. Escalation Against Iran Would Carry High Cost for Global Economy

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via IPS News The world economy would bear substantial costs if the United States took steps to significantly escalate the conflict with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, according to the findings of a Federation of American Scientists’ (FAS) special… Continue Reading  

Israel Ranked World’s Most Militarised Nation

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via IPS News Israel tops the list of the world’s most militarised nations, according to the latest Global Militarisation Index released Tuesday by the Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC). At number 34, Israel’s main regional rival, Iran, is far… Continue Reading