Once again, the United States is singling out and targeting Iran on highly questionable grounds without any real authority.
The 1979 Islamic Revolution stripped Ebadi of her judgeship after it banned women from holding the position, forcing her to stay home and raise her two daughters. A decade later, she opened a law firm and became vocal against the country’s laws that discriminate against women and others.
In the wake of Turkey’s intentional downing of a Russian jet over Syrian airspace it appears the wrong lessons are being learned. https://youtu.be/XrcuBxxOK2I Instead of greater cooperation to fight terrorism, we see the US doubling down on its failed policy. Events are spinning out of control as Syria turns into a battleground for military More
Lindorff: 10: If the US provides funds to organizations inside another country, which then organize protests, marches and bloody assaults, and ultimately drive the elected government out of office, as the US did in Ukraine, is that subversion? Objective answer: Yes US media answer: No
Bromwich: Those people [neo-cons] have never recognized that they were wrong. Some put the blame on President Bush or his viceroy in Baghdad, the administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, L. Paul Bremer, for mismanaging the occupation that followed the invasion; others continue to nurse the fantastic theory that Saddam Hussein really was in possession of nuclear weapons
From the article: The spirit of Kellogg-Briand was embodied in the formation of the United Nations, whose charter commits its signers to renouncing war and the threat of war: All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.
Too many of these basic errors have been committed along the way to cover them all in a single article. But four major failures of policymaking and intelligence represent the broad outlines of this systematic problem. By Gareth Porter (about the author) OpEdNews.com Reprinted from Middle East Eye January 11, 2015 Hassan Rouhani (image by More
In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program. BY GARETH PORTER ForeignPolicy.com OCTOBER 16, 2014 The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, which are now nearing their November deadline, remain deadlocked over U.S. demands that Iran dismantle the bulk of its capacity to More
The U.S. (and other countries) played a key role in Saddam’s chemical weapons program. As The Washington Post's Bob Woodward reported in 1982, the CIA began giving Iraq intelligence which it used to “calibrate” its mustard gas attacks against Iranian troops. ...my guide described the workshops and conferences the [Tehran] Peace Museum hosts on the More