These are the most recent diaries filed under this tag:
Obama granted a major interview to Jeffrey Goldberg to cover Iran, Israel/Palestine and ISIS. It was published in the Atlantic on Thursday and is well worth a read. I've highlighted sections I found ...
by subir
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 07:38 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
The NY Times has been running a "Man (Woman) on the Street" series with ordinary Iranians for the past few weeks. Even for someone like me who is interested and has followed Iranian events, it ...
by subir
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 11:04 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Don't worry, that's just Tom Cotton formulating his opinion The Republican reaction to the seemingly very good news that we will not be needing to bomb Iran quite just yet, as told in tweets.
by Hunter
Comment Count 120 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 02:00 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
Tom Cotton will obviously take any action to get what he wants or express his 'outrage'. He displays a reckless obsession with overstepping the bounds of his designated office even if it's one for ...
by jburtonprod
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 03:21 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
During the 2012 campaign, President Obama had a simple message for his would-be Republican rivals and their tough talk on Iran. "If some of these folks think that it's time to launch a war, they ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 109 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 12:26 PM PDT with 191 Recommends
It would be very refreshing, and unusually intelligent if, before the U.S. goes into another war, we know what we are getting into. With even a cursory look at what might be involved in a war with ...
by Dan Riker
Comment Count 84 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 02:57 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
by annieli
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Jan 31, 2015 at 05:04 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Once upon a time, Vice President Richard Cheney advocated going to war with Iran in order to stop Iran's nuclear program, even to the extent of authorizing the first use of nuclear weapons by any ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
With Crimea boiling, there's very little accurate information on the day to day. After hearing false reports of explosions in Simferopol last night, I began a live blog. Attempting to verify ...
by OllieGarkey
Comment Count 254 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 09:15 AM PST with 161 Recommends
http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2013/11/26/senators-writing-new-sanctions-in-case-iran-cheats Obama, Senate spar over new Iran sanctions threats By BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press (
by happymisanthropy
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM PST with 83 Recommends
It's that time again, time for my annual turkey cartoon.  There are always plenty of turkeys to go around and this year, I chose to give turkeys to the people throwing fits about ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 06:50 AM PST with 25 Recommends
If you were hoping that the world's youngest head of state would prove himself to be less of a caricature of a Bond villain than his demented father, I think you can stop now. Any vestige of the ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:01 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Not that they haven't teetered on the edge for years now. I wrote a diary a few weeks ago about Newsweek Magazine's abrupt reversal within the span of 13 days back in 2003, reporting the truth ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 04:15 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Nuclear weapons have been in the news again, recently, with threats from North Korea to possibly employ nuclear weapons to counter UN ...
by BeninSC
Comment Count 101 comments on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Among the ideas most thoroughly discredited by the U.S. invasion of Iraq was the notion of "preventive war" to avert supposed future threats. Now, as the nation ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 61 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 01:42 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Over the past 30 hours, culminating in [http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/02/us-usa-securtity-nuclear-idUSBRE8711LG20120802 a story by Reuters this evening], we’re learning the details ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 103 comments on Fri Aug 03, 2012 at 01:51 AM PDT with 166 Recommends
Today, July 1st, the European Union followed through on their complete embargo of Iranian oil. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/world/middleeast/new-sanctions-on-iran-aim-at-its-oil-industry.html?...
by TarantinoDork
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Brought to by Citizens United, Bush's Brain, and assorted Millionaires and Billionaires -- you know, 'the Usual Suspects.' Their Misdirection Trick number one: imply Obama is really a " Russian ...
by jamess
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 06:51 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Something like ... taking part in constructive diplomacy with 50 nations, to scale back and secure the proliferation of "loose nukes" and its associated technology. The GOP candidates, er um, wouldn'
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 05:41 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Back in 2007, Bush press secretary Dana Perino famously admitted her total ignorance of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis . Now as they ratchet up their rhetoric towards Iran , Perino's conservative ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 02:09 PM PST with 12 Recommends