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Anti-Regime Protests Spread Across Iran

Anti-government demonstrations that began in Iran on Thursday have now spread to several major cities. Large numbers reportedly turned out in Rasht, in the north, and Kermanshah, in the west, with smaller protests in Isfahan, Hamadan and elsewhere. | More … Continue reading

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Trump’s Iran speech finally sets facts of sham nuclear deal straight

President Trump has not yet pulled America out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. But he just took a vital step toward doing so, in a landmark speech on Friday that in plain language dismantled the dangerous fictions on which … Continue reading

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Nikki Haley shines again at the UN

With every month that goes by, Nikki Haley is proving herself to be a stellar US ambassador to the United Nations in the tradition of Jeane Kirkpatrick and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. On Thursday, for example, she called out other members … Continue reading

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Obama Admin ‘Systematically Disbanded’ Units Investigating Iran’s Terrorism Financing Networks

The Obama administration “systematically disbanded” law enforcement investigative units across the federal government focused on disrupting Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks out of concern the work could cause friction with Iranian officials and scuttle the nuclear deal with … Continue reading

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A Different Take on the Syrian Civil War – It’s About Oil and Gas

Me: From October 2015, but well worth a read. It suggests that the war in Syria is all about competing natural gas pipelines and the Geopolitical priorities of Qatar, Sauda Arabia, and Turkey vs. those of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and … Continue reading

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Get a Better Grip on the Convoluted War In Syria

This video is from Ezra Klein and Vox, but it is worth watching. They do an excellent job of explaining the timeline and who is involved with whom for what apparent reasons. More… | GraniteGrok

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Diplomacy With Iran is Over -and so is the Era of Obama’s Straw Men

President Trump did more than retaliate for Bashar al-Assad’s illegal and inhumane use of nerve agents against civilians when he ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles to destroy al-Shayrat airbase in Syria. He also detonated a few shibboleths of … Continue reading

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