Alleged Iran Terror Plot tied to Mr. Bean, Saudia Arabia, Iraq and Bahrain

The details of the alleged Iranian terror plot are getting more interesting and complicated by the day. In addition to experts analyzing its sketchy details, a significant amount has been written about Mansour Arbabsiar’s lifestyle and personality, with a former… Continue Reading  

Barbara Slavin Finds Skepticism

The Atlantic Council’s resident Iran specialist and regular IPS contributor Barbara Slavin has an excellent piece today on the skepticism on the part of Iran specialists and intelligence veterans surrounding the Justice Department’s version of the alleged Iran assassination plot.… Continue Reading  

Right-Wing Think Tankers Use Alleged Assassination Plot To Push For War With Iran

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Details of the alleged plot by an Iranian-American to hire Mexican drug cartels to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Washington remain few and far between. But that hasn’t stopped analysts at the American… Continue Reading  

The Dishonesty of Jennifer Rubin (Con’t, ad nauseam)

Jennifer Rubin has spent much time advocating for escalating U.S. measures on Iran. At Commentary, she called a U.S. attack on the Islamic Republic the “best of the disagreeable options.” Now, at the Post, Rubin seems to have softened this view,… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 23-27, 2010: The Weekly Standard: Stephen F. Hayes blogs on a report that a member of Iran’s Qods Force, serving as a Taliban commander, has been arrested in Afghanistan. Hayes writes that… Continue Reading