Tag Archives: No War on Iran

Jeremiah Goulka> The Dogs of War Are Barking

The Urge to Bomb Iran “The public appears to be primed.  A large majority of Americans believe that Iran has an ongoing nuclear weapons program, 71% in 2010 and 84% this March.  Some surveys even indicate that a majority of Americans would support military action to stop Iran from developing nukes.” The Obama administration has engaged in a staggering military build-up in the Persian Gulf and at U.S. and […]

Iran in the Crosshairs: ‘Stop the march to war’

Iran in the Crosshairs: ‘Stop the march to war’ Representative Keith Ellison spoke about the atmosphere of war in the U.S. Congress and about the pressure he is under to support war. He explained that anyone who proposes a sanctions bill gets a hearing and that everyone in Congress is pressured to vote for any […]

Noam Chomsky> The Next Hiroshima

Paper lanterns to mourn the atomic bomb victims float in the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima The Next Hiroshima August 6 provides a critical moment to reflect not only on the terrible events of that day, but also on current nuclear threats. BY NOAM CHOMSKY   August 6, 2012   In […]

John LaForge> Provoking an Incident in the Persian Gulf

Provoking an Incident in the Persian Gulf By John LaForge     April 24, 2012     The Progressive The aircraft carrier Enterprise has moved into the Persian Gulf, although it’s an antique, slow-moving target and a potential lightning rod for war on Iran. As a retired Navy man told me last month, “A couple of […]

Agence France-Presse> Israel military chief: Iran not pursuing nuclear weapon

Israel military chief: Iran not pursuing nuclear weapon By Agence France-Presse    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:27 EDT    The Raw Story JERUSALEM — Israel’s military chief toned down the rhetoric over Iran’s nuclear programme on Wednesday, describing the Iranian leadership as “very rational” and unlikely to take the decision to build a bomb. Speaking […]

10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC is so Dangerous

10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC is so Dangerous AIPAC undermines American support for democracy movements in the Arab world. barackobama.ir    March 5, 2012 opednews.com–The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in the country. AIPAC’s clout helps fuel a never-ending cycle of violence in the Middle […]

Rebecca Griffin> Give U.S.-Iran negotiations time to succeed

Give U.S.-Iran negotiations time to succeed By REBECCA GRIFFIN    Apr. 9, 2012    Sacramento Bee I was in Iran in 2009 when a family invited me into their home for dinner. Over kebabs and rice, I chatted about school and video games with their 6-year-old son. He and his mother sang us a song […]

Juan Cole> Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster

Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster What History Should Teach Us About Blockading Iran By Juan Cole    April 12, 2012    TomDispatch It’s a policy fierce enough to cause great suffering among Iranians — and possibly in the long run among Americans, too. It might, in the end, even deeply harm […]

Margaret Sarfehjooy> Surrounding Iran, On the Road Through Syria

 Surrounding Iran, On the Road Through Syria  By Margaret Sarfehjooy   WAMM Newsletter    March/April 2012   Iran is now surrounded by U.S. bases. The war on Iraq was looked on as a Bush effort. Those in power today are continuing Bush’s war plans stronger than ever. Where is the outcry?  Iran is threatened, and the […]

Willie Osterweil> Occupy the War Machine

Occupy the War Machine by Willie Osterweil    March 20, 2012    Shareable.net via Common Dreams The differences are slight: one decade, one president, one letter out of four. “Change the q to an n, don’t use the phrase ‘WMD’ or ‘pre-emptive strike’”; each incoming Press Secretary should just pass out a style guide. It’s so absurd that […]

Richard Schiffman> How the Media Doesn’t Give Peace a Chance

How the Media Doesn’t Give Peace a Chance By Richard Schiffman (about the author)   March 20, 2012   opednews.com   Peace in Action! by http://behebekfalasteen.wordpress.com Who can forget Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter whose stories, claiming falsely that Iraq had developed weapons of mass destruction, were used by the Bush administration as a pretext for invading that country in 2003 […]

Leila Zand> A Plea from Mothers for Peace in Iran

 A Plea from Mothers for Peace in Iran  From Mothers for Peace, Tehran, Iran. Compiled by Leila Zand.  WAMM Newsletter Editor’s Note:   In a heart-wrenching letter to the Secretary-General and the Security Council of the United Nations dated November 3, 2011, Mothers for Peace in Iran beseech the international community to respect Iran and the […]

Coleen Rowley> A Wake Up All Call!

 A Wake Up All Call! By Coleen Rowley   WAMM Newsletter  February 2012 The need to arouse the broader public with an antiwar message is as urgent today as it was in 2003 when this photo was taken at the time the U.S. was about to launch war on Iraq.  Photo: Tom Bottolene The more […]

Chomsky on Iran & Cockburn on Afghanistan

The Lost-Cause War in Afghanistan Alexander Cockburn   March 12, 2012   creators.com Americans have been expressing bafflement that there has not been more outrage in Afghanistan about the lethal rampage of a U.S. Sergeant who killed 16 Afghans, including nine children, in the early hours of March 11. As with the burning of the […]

Stephen Lendman> New York Times Promoting War on Iran

New York Times Promoting War on Iran Saturday, 03 March 2012 By Stephen Lendman   Media with Conscience (MWC) News Longstanding Times policy supports imperial US wars against nonbelligerent countries posing no threats. It backed American-led NATO aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Using scandalous language like “Assad’s butchery,” it wants killer gangs armed and greater Western […]

Noam Chomsky> What Are Iran’s Intentions?

What Are Iran’s Intentions?  Noam Chomsky    Saturday 3 March 2012   Nation of Change “Iran has very limited capacity to deploy force, and its strategic doctrine is defensive, designed to deter invasion long enough for diplomacy to take effect.” The Jan­u­ary/Feb­ru­ary issue of For­eign Af­fairs fea­tured the ar­ti­cle “Time to At­tack Iran: Why a […]

Wikileaks emails indicate Stratfor discovered Israel already destroyed Iran’s nuclear facilities | The Raw Story

Wikileaks emails indicate Stratfor discovered Israel already destroyed Iran’s nuclear facilities By Andrew Jones    February 27, 2012     Raw Story Growing concerns over Iran’s nuclear facilities may prove to be all for naught. Officials from the global intelligence company Stratfor allegedly discussed that Israel may have already destroyed the Iranian nuclear facility, according to […]

Video> A history lesson on American relations with Iran

History Lesson on US-Iran Relations Posted on 02/19/2012 by Juan Cole A history lesson on American relations with Iran Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.    WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.

Robert Naiman> Keith Ellison and Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement With Iran

Keith Ellison and Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement With Iran By Robert Naiman    02/24/2012    Huffington Post The media war fever for military confrontation with Iran has grown so great that even the media noticed. Writing in the New York Times, Scott Shane asked the reasonable question: how is it that we’re […]

Nygaard Notes #502> Okinawa and Campaign Madness

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 502, February 22, 2012 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ ****** This week: Okinawa, and Campaign Madness 1.  “Quote” of the Week:  “Talk of war has reached a strident pitch” 2.  Identifying the “True Views” in a Media Story 3.  Presidential Campaign Madness, Installment #1: “Meaningless” Becomes “Monumental” ****** 1. […]