Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Failed Swap Deal

The details and exact wording of former UN watchdog of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei’s swap proposal after last year’s Geneva talks between Iran and world powers (permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, P5+1) … Continue reading

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Cui Bono

One year ago a very graphic video had been posted on YouTube which apparently showed the dying of assassinated 27-year-old Neda Agha Soltan in terrifying directness. Neda, who allegedly had been on her way to the then common protests against … Continue reading

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The Green Movement One Year Later

Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd has written a critical appraisal of the so-called Green Movement in Iran one year after the disputed presidential election. I agree with many of his claims, in particular his denial of a quasi-revolution comprising a serious … Continue reading

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The game has been invented in India according to Wikipedia. But Iranians may have developed it to its apogee. Iranians are the real masters. When reviewing recent events in the charade regarding Iran’s nuclear program, one stumbles over a note … Continue reading

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On Helen Thomas

See update below. Update II. Anti-Semitism is a quick and painful accusation whenever it comes to criticizing Israel’s politics. The State of Israel has to comply, of course, with international law. Previous (Gaza 2008/09) and recent activities (raiding the Gaza … Continue reading

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