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Iranian Rhetoric and the History of the Cancer Analogy

waging-warThe rhetoric used in recent speeches by top Iranian officials has garnered much attention in the mainstream media.  In addition to the outrage expressed over the statement that the Israeli governmental system and guiding Zionist ideology is an "insult to humanity," comments that the "Zionist regime" is a "cancerous tumor" have also met fierce condemnation.

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Risking Nuclear Armageddon

drone-strikeIrresponsible leaders risk the unthinkable. Media scoundrels cheerlead mindlessly. So do neocon think tanks. Ordinary people are more concerned about mundane trivia than survival.

Nero didn't fiddle while Rome burned. The violin wasn't invented for another 1,500 years. Today's officials go where earlier ones wouldn't dare. They risk regional or global disaster. War on Syria and/or Iran may ignite more than leaders bargain for.

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Dictatorial War-making

warzoneby Jacob G. Hornberger

Notice that all the talk about whether the U.S. government should attack Iran and Syria focuses on whether President Obama will order his army to attack these two countries or on whether he should do so. The process has become so natural and normal that it’s easy to forget the dictatorial nature of the power that the president now wields — the omnipotent power to send the entire nation into war on his own initiative.

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US-Israel War fever

nuclearA war of words has been going on between US and Israel about when and who will bomb Iran, while Tehran remains alert but quietly confident. Iran has been under constant pressure since 1979 Khomeini led revolution which ousted the Shah of Iran, US gendarme in the region. The pressure to bomb Iran under the pretext that its legitimate right to enrich Uranium for power generation is nearing the goal for making nukes , in spite of US’s own intelligence reports to the contrary, has been ratcheted up regularly since 2003 if not earlier.

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Reconsidering Turkish foreign policy in the AKP years

Ahmet Davutoglu's approach yielded extraordinary resultNothing epitomises the great political changes in Turkey over the course of the last decade than a little noticed media piece. It reported that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine attended a private iftar party (the ritual nightly breaking of the Ramadan fast) at the invitation of the current Turkish Chief of Staff, General Necdet Ozel.

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