Category Archives: Iran

“Iran’s Flexible Fatwa” WINEP

"The Supreme Leader first issued an oral nuclear fatwa in 2003, and he has repeated it in numerous speeches since then. These pronouncements, which use a religious idiom to describe nuclear weapons as “forbidden” (haram), have the same legal standing as … Continue reading

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IMO Iran will wait for Biden

A journo friend called yesterday to ask my opinion about the course of near term events regarding Iran. The murder of a senior Iranian scientist at the weekend may have been done by Israel or the United States or both … Continue reading

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Moscow Has No Problems With S400 Transfers To Iran Once UNSC Resolution 2231 Expires Oct. 18. by J.

Iran possessing the Russian S400s could prove to be a game changer, especially for Israel. Sources:  https://sputniknews.com/military/202010041080661805-air-defence-axis-russia-would-have-no-problem-delivering-s-400s-to-iran/ https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/iran-russia-military-cooperation-un.html https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/iran/news/article/iran-jcpoa-joint-statement-by-the-foreign-ministers-of-france-germany-and-the https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/iran-sanctions-nuclear-maduro-snapback-pompeo-defense-un.html https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/iran-snapback-sanctions-rouhani-fail.html https://interfax.com/newsroom/top-stories/69935/ https://interfax.com/newsroom/top-stories/69932/ https://interfax.com/newsroom/top-stories/69977/ New Sanctions? https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/iran-sanctions-nuclear-maduro-snapback-pompeo-defense-un.html https://www.state.gov/the-return-of-un-sanctions-on-the-islamic-republic-of-iran/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-president-regarding-new-restrictions-irans-nuclear-ballistic-missile-conventional-weapons-pursuits/ Israeli Government egging D.C. on https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/israel-us-iran-united-arab-emirates-benny-gantz-donald-trump.html J.

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Blowback From The Lt. Gen. Soleimani Assassination. Iran Eying Revenge Assassinations Of U.S. Leadership. by J.

 A week after a Politico report claiming that Iran was possibly targeting the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa as a revenge assassination target… the Commander (CC) of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is now saying that a targeting assassination … Continue reading

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What is causing all the damage in Iran?

"A building used for producing centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site was blown up with a powerful bomb, the official told the newspaper. A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps also confirmed to the newspaper an explosive was used. He … Continue reading

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“Iran’s IRGC to receive new stealth drone with 2,000km range” AMN

"The drone is said to have a 7,600 meter flight ceiling, and the ability to be armed with precision-guided air-to-surface missiles or anti-tank missiles. The drone’s outward appearance seems to be in line with design concepts found in many Western … Continue reading

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A few thoughts – 24 April 2020

1.  IMO the US Navy will be doing a good thing if it persuades Trump to restore Captain Crozier to command of USS Theodore Roosevelt.  He did a very foolish thing by appealing to the whole wide world to support … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, government, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Policy, Politics, Syria | 14 Comments

Pushing for a third Iraq war – TTG

"WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat in Iraq, issuing a directive last week to prepare a campaign to destroy an Iranian-backed militia group that has threatened more attacks against American … Continue reading

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How many Iranians on the streets of Tehran?

I am trying to determine how many Iranians have been in the streets of Tehran protesting against the Islamic government the last few nights.  The only number I have seen is 1,000 on Sunday night.  Write and tell me off … Continue reading

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Box Score on airliner shoot down deaths: Iranians -176, USS Vincennes – 290

(USS Vincennes) OK pilgrims, we are told today that there are mobs in the streets of Tehran protesting the shoot down of the Ukrainian airliner.  176 were killed.  We are carefully not told (thus far) how many Iranians are mobbed … Continue reading

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