Netanyahu-Lieberman Union Won’t Change Iran Timetable

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled an “October surprise” out of his hat when he announced his Likud party would form a joint list in the upcoming election with Avigdor Lieberman’s fascist Yisrael Beiteinu party. This is more of a… Continue Reading  

Consider the human costs of using the “military option” on Iran’s nuclear facilities

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I’ve been meaning to write about this report on the multifold human costs of militarily striking Iran’s nuclear facilities and am happy to find that it’s already been noted by Golnaz Esfandiari as well as Gordon Lubold, among others. (Marsha Cohen’s… Continue Reading  

Meanwhile in Iran

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This lonely press briefing issued today by the United Nations about ongoing political imprisonment in Iran reminds us that the more the international community focuses on Iran’s nuclear program, the less attention is given to Iranian human rights. These rights are… Continue Reading  

U.S. Public Satisfied With Less Militarised Global Role

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via IPS News Disillusioned by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. public is becoming increasingly comfortable with a more modest and less militarised global role for the nation, according to the latest in a biennial series of major surveys. That… Continue Reading  

Meir Dagan says Iran nuclear threat is overhyped

The former Mossad chief added that a military strike is not Israel’s best option and that Israeli actions have contributed to its own deteriorating strategic situation: Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said Monday that a military strike on Iran was… Continue Reading