Browsing All posts tagged under »Iran Politics«

What Iran’s Failed Satellite Launch Likely Signals

July 1, 2021 by

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By Peter Brookes and Walker Venable ~ Most people probably didn’t notice the news that Iran recently attempted—but failed—to launch yet another satellite into orbit from its Imam Khomeini Spaceport. That it went unnoticed was understandable: It was unsuccessful, after all. Then again, a failed satellite launch is much less threatening than Iran’s ongoing violations […]

Facebook Removes Iranian Accounts Targeting Americans, Twitter Doesn’t

February 14, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Major social media platforms are removing Iranian disinformation and coordinated behavior from their platforms. But Republicans don’t think that’s enough. Four Republican senators wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Feb. 6 saying that the company needed to halt its services to U.S.-sanctioned Iranian leaders. These included Supreme Leader […]

Supreme Mistake

January 13, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Supreme Leader? Supreme Mistake. Iran admits that it mistakenly fired a missile at a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing everyone on board. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Iran’s Ayatollahs Get Rich

July 25, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Hard to deny the mafia tag:   U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called the religious leaders of Iran “hypocritical holy men” who amassed vast sums of wealth while allowing their people to suffer, part of a highly critical broadside issued as the republic approached the 40th anniversary of its […]

Trump Ends Iran Nuclear Deal, Leaving Ball In Iran’s Court

May 9, 2018 by

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By James Phillips ~ President Donald Trump pulled the plug on the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, taking it off life support after months of warning that the flawed 2015 agreement needed to be ended or mended. When it became clear that France, Germany, and the United Kingdom—three of the other signatories to the nuclear deal—could […]

The Iranian Scarecrow

May 9, 2018 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Iran is trying to frighten the West into not seeing what they’re doing. It’s the scarecrow scenario. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

The Iranian Regime’s Days May Be Numbered

January 10, 2018 by

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By Dr. Michael Ledeen ~ Is it a revolution? Can it succeed? Should we support it, and if so, how? Surely this tumult is very different from the protests of 2009. It’s different in at least two ways, geographical and demographical. Geographically, whereas the 2009 protests were mainly limited to Tehran, today’s phenomenon covers the […]

The Brave Women Of Iran

January 5, 2018 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ A brave Iranian woman protests the sexist, anti-woman, and abusive rule of the Iranian dictatorship. It is an embarrassment that feminist and women’s groups across the West are not marching in solidarity in the streets of our cities. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Iranian Demonstrations

January 4, 2018 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The Lion and the Sun are traditional emblems of the Persian nation. They remained the official symbol of Iran until the 1979 revolution, when the “Lion and Sun” symbol was removed from public spaces and government organizations. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

NYT’s Passive, Misleading Coverage Of Iran Political Protests Draws Mockery, Outrage

January 3, 2018 by

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By Clay Waters ~ As the protests in cities and towns across Iran enter their sixth day, the New York Times has caught a lot of flak in the wake of its passive, often misleading initial coverage of the political uprising again the mullahs and (moderate) President Hassan Rouhani, as people rebel against the oppressive […]

What The US Should Do As Protests Escalate In Iran Against The Islamist Regime

January 3, 2018 by

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By James Phillips ~ Iran has been rocked by a wave of protests against the Islamist regime since Dec. 28. Popular demonstrations ignited by smoldering resentment about Iran’s mismanaged economy quickly escalated to political denunciations of Tehran’s rulers. President Donald Trump was quick to offer support to the protesters in a series of tweets. At 7:44 […]

Iranian Anti-Government Demonstrations

January 1, 2018 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to the Wall Street Journal: Anti-government demonstrations broke out for a third day across Iran on Saturday, extending some of the country’s most widespread street protests in nearly a decade, with protesters demanding an end to the Islamic Republic regime and the rule of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. […]

With Iran’s Profile Rising, Saudi Arabia Must Unite With U.S. On Terror

June 30, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In a Middle East country where terrorist attacks by suicide bombers are rare, Saudi Arabia suffered such an attack on June 23rd. Both target and timing were significant. The target was Islam’s holiest site – the Grand Mosque in Makkah; the timing was the last day […]

Iran’s Chess Board

June 17, 2016 by

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By Caroline Glick ~ Strategic thinking has always been Israel’s Achilles’ heel. As a small state bereft of regional ambitions, so long as regional realities remained more or less static, Israel had little reason to be concerned about the great game of the Middle East. But the ground is shifting in the lands around us. […]

Iran’s Ayatollah: Under Obama U.S. Lacks The Might It Once Had

March 10, 2016 by

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By Jim Kouri, CPP. ~ Speaking candidly and openly to a number of high-level Iranians in both public and private sectors, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, in a speech claimed the United States, under President Barack Obama’s leadership, no longer possesses the might and awe it once enjoyed, according to […]

Iran Versus Saudi Arabia

March 9, 2016 by

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By Herbert London ~ The trial and subsequent execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimir a month ago has led to a storm of protest leading to the destruction of the Saudi embassy in Tehran. While Iranian president Hassan Rouhani condemned the attacks as “unjustifiable,” this statement did not mollify Saudi leaders. In fact, the Saudi […]

America’s Deadly Embrace

February 27, 2016 by

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By Peter Huessy ~ Stephen Kinzer’s 2008 book All the Shah’s Men traces the roots of today’s Middle East terror to when the United States and Great Britain engineered the return of the Shah of Iran to power in Iran in a 1953 “coup.” The Iranian mullah leadership have embraced Kinzer’s view and repeatedly describe […]

Iran’s Revealing Defiance Of The U.S. And U.N.

February 20, 2016 by

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By Roger Aronoff ~ Having already received its big payday from the “nuclear deal” that was never signed, Iran continues to spit in the face of the U.N. and the Obama administration, the latter of which has so valiantly attempted to defend Iran’s honor and justify this fiasco, even claiming it as a great foreign […]

How Iran Took Obama Hostage

February 11, 2016 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ Obama and his political allies seek normalization with Iran. They are unconcerned with Iran’s nuclear weapons programs or its support for terrorism and they are willing to provide fig leaves for these and other threats by the Shiite terror state to the United States and to the rest of the free […]

Folks, Here’s What I Find VERY ODD About What Happened With Iran And Our Navy This Week…

January 16, 2016 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ There are so many moving pieces surrounding this Riverine Assault boat seizure incident and the capture of 10 U.S. sailors. The pictures of our sailors on their knees, hands over their heads, is being displayed all over the world, and paraded about by our enemies. This is an utterly […]

Iran Tries To Embarrass An Obama Incapable Of Being Embarrassed

January 15, 2016 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ With the seizure of two U.S. Navy boats and capture of 10 sailors crewing them, the Iranians once again have demonstrated they have turned the embarrassment of American presidents into an art form. The mullahs first demonstrated this on Inauguration Day 1981. As the Iranian hostage crisis that […]

Our World: In Pakistan, They Trust

January 14, 2016 by

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By Caroline Glick ~ It is a testament to the precarious state of the world today that in a week that saw North Korea carry out a possible test of a hydrogen bomb, the most frightening statement uttered did not come from Pyongyang. It came from Pakistan. Speaking in the military garrison town of Rawalpindi, […]

NY Times Headline, As Iran Humiliates U.S.: ‘Release Of U.S. Sailors Hailed As A Sign Of Warmer Relations’

January 14, 2016 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Iran’s increasing belligerence towards the United States in the wake of — or, more accurately, as a result of — the so-called nuclear “deal” between the two countries is unmistakable, as is the Obama’s willingness — no, make that eagerness — to kowtow before that rogue regime. Thus, the facade created at […]

Terror State Will Likely Ramp Up Mideast Mischief

July 21, 2015 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ One of the most troubling elements of the Iranian nuclear deal is the financial lifeline it throws to Tehran by lifting the punitive economic sanctions slapped on it because of bad behavior on atomic affairs. While estimates vary, we’re talking about Tehran pocketing well north of $100 billion – as […]