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Another Empty Neocon Case For War

Published on January 18th, 2012 | by Mitchell Plitnick

It comes as no surprise that the Iran hawks are turning up the volume. The Republican Party primaries are in full swing, but it is quickly becoming clear that Mitt Romney is going to win the ... Read More


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Jim Is Engaged in Wishful Thinking. The Israelis Delayed the Exercise.

Published on January 17th, 2012 | by Marsha B. Cohen

Jim Lobe's suggestion the other day that the postponement of the joint maneuvers between Israel and the US might indicate "some serious distancing by the Obama administration from Israel’s provocations and possibly some serious interest in engagement with Iran" may unfortunately be premature and overly optimistic. According to US military sources cited by Laura Rozen of Yahoo News, it was Israel, not the US that, that requested the postponement of the largest joint exercises in the history of the two countries... Read More


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The Myth of “Isolated” Iran

Published on January 17th, 2012 | by Tom Engelhardt

Following the Money in the Iran Crisis Posted by Tom Dispatch By Pepe Escobar Let’s start with red lines. Here it is, Washington’s ultimate red line, straight from the lion’s mouth.  Only last week Secretary of ... Read More


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UPDATE: U.S. Puts Off Joint Maneuvers with Israel

Published on January 15th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

I think we’re seeing some serious distancing by the Obama administration from Israel’s provocations and possibly some serious interest in engagement with Iran, although the latter may be too hopeful a conclusion to reach. CNN is ... Read More


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The False Flag Story and Provocations

Published on January 14th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

By now, I’m sure most readers of this blog are informed about Mark Perry’s blockbuster story Friday on foreignpolilcy.com that describes how Israeli Mossad agents posed as U.S. spies to recruit and use members of the ... Read More


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Iran Hawk Watch

Published on January 13th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, Lobe Log publishes Iran Hawk Watch every Friday. Our posts highlight and examine militaristic commentary about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks ... Read More


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