Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Terror Attack against Israelis in India Work of Iran? Not So Fast

Filed under: Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 02/14/2012 @ 9:38:02 AM
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Juan Cole bring his informed opinion to bear on today’ headline story about car-bomb attacks against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia.  The morning news showed Benjamin Netanyahu stating with … [Keep reading >>]

Iran Blast and Death of Head of Missile Program Attributed to Mossad

Filed under: Middle East | Terrorism — by Will Kirkland 11/15/2011 @ 12:45:01 PM
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Iran is insisting that the enormous blast at a military base which killed  Gen. Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, founder of the Iranian missile program, along with 16 others, was an accident, occurring during a … [Keep reading >>]

Bauer and Fattal to Be Released from Iranian Prison

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 09/13/2011 @ 8:05:16 AM
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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has said two American hikers jailed for espionage in his country last month will be freed within “two days,” NBC reported on Tuesday, citing an … [Keep reading >>]

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed by Motorcycle Bombers

Filed under: Iran | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 11/29/2010 @ 12:40:32 PM
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The cables relevant to this attack are not likely to be posted on anything but top encrypted circuits.

Unidentified assailants riding motorcycles launched separate bomb attacks early on Monday against … [Keep reading >>]

Diplomatic Leaks and Impact on Arab Rulers

Filed under: Middle East — by Will Kirkland 11/29/2010 @ 12:23:50 PM
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Marc Lynch has some very interesting thoughts on the so-far-released diplomatic cables as they refer to Arab rulers, as does Juan Cole.  First Lynch:
I don’t think that there’s going to … [Keep reading >>]

War is a Lie and Neocons Are At It Again

Filed under: Iran | Middle East | War — by Will Kirkland 11/26/2010 @ 3:27:54 PM
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By David Swanson at Juan Cole

The Neoconservatives, despite wandering in the wilderness after their Iraq debacle, are trying to keep the dream of serial wars in the Middle … [Keep reading >>]

Ahmadinejad: On the Ropes?

Filed under: Iran | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 11/22/2010 @ 11:54:36 PM
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Iran Lawmakers: Oust Ahmadinejad

For the first time in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, lawmakers in parliament are openly calling for the impeachment of the president. … [Keep reading >>]

GOP Starts the War Mongering

Filed under: Middle East | War — by Will Kirkland 11/7/2010 @ 4:42:11 PM
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Lindsay Graham, before an international audience at Canada’s second annual security conference, said the US should “neuter Iran.”"
“So my view of military force would be not to just neutralize their … [Keep reading >>]

The Song of Sparrows – Iranian Movie for the Weekend

Filed under: Art & Culture | Iran | Middle East | Movies — by Will Kirkland 11/5/2010 @ 1:11:30 PM
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What a wonderful movie!  It’s available streaming, on-line from Netflix if you have the service.  In this weekend of necessary growling about the meanness of a big part of the … [Keep reading >>]

Cyber War Worries

Filed under: Iran | Middle East | Nuclear — by Will Kirkland 09/25/2010 @ 2:14:42 PM
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I’m always alert when news of computer viruses hits the wires.  I’ve been in the virus extraction business for years.  This morning’s news of a Stuxnet virus targeting Siemens industrial machines was … [Keep reading >>]

Bunker Busters to Diego Garcia

Filed under: Obama Administration | War | Weapons — by Will Kirkland 03/16/2010 @ 3:26:55 PM
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Not. Good. News.
Final destination Iran?

Exclusive: Rob Edwards  Herald Scotland

Published on 14 Mar 2010

Hundreds of powerful US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Garcia … [Keep reading >>]

Iraq and Iran in Armed Stand Off over Oil Field

Filed under: Energy | Iran | Iraq | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 12/19/2009 @ 8:39:18 PM
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Iraq is claiming the oil well is on Iraqi land; Iran claims it is on Iranian land.  Soldiers are shuttling back and forth.  The US takes, take a guess, whose … [Keep reading >>]

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