Category Archives: Iran

From Argentina to Iraq: I have an opinion

I had two pieces published recently by Inter Press Service: One is (nominally) a review of Muhammad Idrees Ahmad’s new book seeking to explain why the United States invaded Iraq; the other, co-authored with IPS’s DC bureau chief, Jim Lobe, … Continue reading

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On claims in the Argentine media

As a writer, it’s always nice to find that something you wrote did not just disappear into the worldwide abyss, but was actually read by someone – someone who liked it, even. So as I was sitting in my living … Continue reading

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Our terrible world, in links

The United States may have pulled its personnel out of Yemen, but its allies are continuing its ignoble tradition of carrying out war crimes there from the cowardly comfort of a jet fighter. As The New York Times reports, “Apparent … Continue reading

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The money behind the smearing of Argentina

My two-part investigation into the money behind a recent campaign painting Argentina as a “bad actor” and BFF of Iran has now been published by Inter Press Service. Check out part one and then read part two to find out … Continue reading

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Stockpiling inmates

I was unaware that Sarah Palin was still a meme, but the Democratic Party is apparently still using her to raise money and build their email lists. Apparently, because who cares enough to look it up, the former Alaska governor … Continue reading

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Obama expands the war on Iran

In May 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported: WASHINGTON—The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond … Continue reading

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Obama doesn’t bluff

In an exclusive interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, a journalist famed for his ability to fashion innuendo and hysterical falsehoods into a case for preemptive war, President Barack Obama reassured the Israeli government that when it comes to threatening … Continue reading

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