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Chris Hedges: War With Iran

"A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy."

Jason Ditz: Israel Kills Iranian General in Syria Attack

 Iranian Media Confirms General Slain in Attack on Hezbollah By Jason Ditz  Antiwar.com  January 19, 2015 Israel’s weekend helicopter attack in Syria, which killed five members of Hezbollah, including top leaders of their anti-ISIS movement, also killed an Iranian general, according to the Iranian media. The slain Iranian had previously been reported as an “adviser,” but More

Scahill and Devereaux: Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers

By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux  The Intercept  5 Aug 2014 Nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s widely shared database of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group, according to classified government documents obtained by The Intercept. Of the 680,000 people caught up in the government’s Terrorist Screening Database—a More

Why Obama is Declaring War on Syria

The End of Syria as We Know It? by FRANKLIN LAMB  WEEKEND EDITION JUNE 14-16, 2013  counterpunch.org Beirut. The short answer is Iran and Hezbollah according to Congressional sources. “The Syrian army’s victory at al-Qusayr was more than the administration could accept given that town’s strategic position in the region. Its capture by the Assad More

CNN Pushing Alarmist Tales of Hezbollah Sleeper Agents

CNN Pushing Alarmist Tales of Hezbollah Sleeper Agents Posted on 03/26/2012 by Peter Hart    FAIR With discussions of a military attack on Iran circulating among U.S. and Israeli political elites, CNN has added fuel to the fire with a series of alarmist reports about supposedly Iranian-linked terrorist operatives inside the United States who are ready to strike. On the March More

Alex Pareene>NYPD must spy on all Muslims to protect us from Iranian photographers

NYPD must spy on all Muslims to protect us from Iranian photographers New York City’s own constitutionally iffy intelligence agency justifies itself with fear-mongering BY ALEX PAREENE   THURSDAY, MAR 22, 2012   Salon.com Ray Kelly (Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid) The NYPD is less a “police department” than a secretive and unaccountable international intelligence-gathering organization with a large minority-frisking More

FAIR> Iran and the Threat of Not Having Future Wars

Iran and the Threat of Not Having Future Wars 02/03/2012 by Peter Hart  FAIR The conventional understanding you get from the media is that Israel is worried that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a serious threat to the country's existence. Is that really what's happening, though? Another interpretation is that Iran might want nuclear weapons More

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