Tag Archives: Iran

Why Netanyahu must go to Washington

The furor caused by Congressional Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Binyamin Netanyahu to address Congress about Iran has brought about furious debate both in Israel and America. The fault lines are pretty much along partisan lines, with the Democrats in … Continue reading

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Obama’s strategy has caused the US to be seen in the Middle East as the ally of terrorists

In my previous post I quoted from a very long essay by Michael Doran in Mosaic Magazine on Obama’s strategy in the Middle East, concentrating on Iran. Here, the article talks about Obama’s relations with Israel: To the Israelis, who … Continue reading

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Obama’s strategy: malevolence, not stupidity

According to the old adage, we should never attribute to malice what can be attributed to incompetence. For the first half of the Obama presidency, despite the swirling conspiracy theories about the President, his advisors and the Administration in general, … Continue reading

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Yemen insurgency shows the danger of the lack of a coherent US Middle East strategy

In Yemen, which was not exactly a stable country let alone an advanced or democratic one, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have marched in and taken over in a coup that has caused an outcry in Yemen and has seen local … Continue reading

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Iran’s nukes, sanctions that don’t bite, Obama’s incompetence and Netanyahu’s visit to Washington

Iran has been playing America for a fool for a long time now in respect of their nuclear program, while the Obama Administration has tacitly permitted this. This has now reached a stage where the Americans are so fed up … Continue reading

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Argentinian prosecutor who accused Kirchner of cover-up in AMIA bombing case shot dead

Alberto Nisman, the Argentinian prosecutor in the 1994 AMIA Jewish Community car-bombing case, who recently accused the Argentinian government of covering up Iran’s responsibility for the attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday, conveniently one day before … Continue reading

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