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Need to Talk

Definitely. Long-awaited. About the drone, the sanctions, the Strait of Hormuz, the assassination of nuclear scientists, sponsoring of terrorism, uranium enrichment, medical isotopes, military dimensions of the nuclear program, regime change. The threats, Israel. What the hell is going on … Continue reading

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Over Again?

When basiji “students” stormed the British Embassy in Tehran yesterday one first recalls events in November 1979 when students took 55 American diplomates and Embassy employees hostage for an incredible 444 days. Those days cemented the decade-long hostilities between the … Continue reading

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Shut Down for Maintenance

Yesterday’s report to the Congress of Dennis C. Blair, the new director of America’s national intelligence agencies, made clear that the global financial crisis might be a greater threat to the United States than, for instance, Al Qaeda or the Taliban … Continue reading

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From Aradan

    Kasra Naji. Ahmadinejad: The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader. University of California Press, Berkeley 2008, 312 pages.  There is an urgent need for an unbiased and more detailed analysis of the origins of this son of a … Continue reading

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Precipitous Departure

According to a report of the Netherlands’ biggest newspaper De Telegraaf on August 29, Dutch secret service AIVD has recalled a Dutch citizen who was involved in espionage in Iran. The ultra-secret operation, which was described as extremely successful in … Continue reading

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