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Iran daily talking points July 4-12

Published on July 12th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Since last week at least 3 members of the US government have accused Iran of targeting US forces in Iraq by supporting Iraqi shia militia. The officials’ soundbites continue to be repeated in the mainstream western ... Read More


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US Military Presence Worldwide

Published on July 5th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Mother Jones has an interesting interactive map chronicling the US’s military presence worldwide 1950-2007. What’s the only Middle Eastern country that has no official US military presence despite being surrounded on its Western and Eastern borders? ... Read More


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The NYT on Iran in Iraq: where’s the evidence?

Published on July 5th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

According to this article in the New York Times last week, Iraq is supposedly cracking down on “Iran-backed Shiite militias.” But there’s no evidence in the actual piece to backup that juicy headline. New York city ... Read More


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What Can The U.S. Do About Syria?

Published on July 1st, 2011 | by Ali Gharib

Reprinted with permission of Think Progress Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty doesn’t want you to think he’s a neoconservative. But neoconservatives themselves — not exactly known for diverse views — roundly approved of his foreign policy ... Read More


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