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JCPOA: The Deal That Wasn’t, by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

The Persian Gulf has been the lynchpin of US foreign policy. “To all intents and purposes,” a former senior Defense Department official observed…

Glenn Greenwald: Regardless of Trump, Journalists Must Do Their Homework and Investigate Clinton (Video)

Giving a demonstration of the kind of scrutiny he wants his colleagues to practice, Greenwald asked why the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars in donations from Saudi Arabia and other tyrannical states in the Persian Gulf.

Tomgram> Michael Klare, Oil Wars on the Horizon

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Oil Wars on the Horizon Posted by Michael Klare at 7:42am, May 10, 2012    Tom Dispatch There has been much discussion recently about the Obama administration’s “pivot” from the Greater Middle East to Asia: the 250 Marines sent to Darwin, Australia, the littoral combat ships for Singapore, the support for Burmese “democracy,” war games in the Philippines (and a drone […]

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 […]

Tomgram, Tom Engelhardt> Juan Cole, The Iran Conundrum

Tomgram, Tom Engelhardt>  Juan Cole, The Iran Conundrum Posted by Juan Cole  April 12, 2012    TomDispatch Juan Cole’s article, “Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster: What History Should Teach Us About Blockading Iran” is posted separately on WAMMToday. Negotiators for Iran, the U.S., Britain, China, France, Russia, and Germany are to meet in […]

Andrew Bacevich> Scoring the Global War on Terror> From Liberation to Assassination in Three Quick Rounds

Scoring the Global War on Terror From Liberation to Assassination in Three Quick Rounds A war that once occupied center stage in national politics has now slipped to the periphery, with legal and moral questions raised by the war left dangling in midair. Andrew Bacevich      February 19, 2012    TomDispatch.com With the United […]

Nygaard Notes> Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 499, January 6, 2012

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 499, January 6, 2012  This Week:  Iraq and the Three Wars 1.  “Quotes” of the Week 2.  The End of the Mythical War in Iraq 3.  The Propaganda War 4.  The Real War 5.  The Suffering of the People of Iraq Greetings, When we think about the […]