March 2, 2012

Why Don't We Hear Other Views on Iran?

Glenn Greenwald, Salon

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On January 25, the New York Times Sunday Magazine published alengthy article by Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman that conveyed the views of multiple Israeli officials about Iran in order to conclude that an Israeli attack is likely. That the entire article was filled with quotes from Israelis meant the piece served as a justification for such an attack while masquerading as a news story about whether the attack would happen. Indeed, the very first paragraph contained this bit of manipulative melodrama: “‘This is not about some abstract concept,’ [Israeli Defense Minister Ehud] Barak said as he gazed out at the lights of Tel Aviv, ‘but a genuine concern. The Iranians are, after all, a nation whose leaders have set themselves a strategic goal of...

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February 28, 2012
Is an Israeli Attack on Iran Inevitable?
Peter Jones, Ottawa Citizen
To listen to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his “best friends” Stephen Harper and John Baird, one would think that the Israeli government has made up its mind about attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, and... more ››
February 28, 2012
Implications of America's Iran Sanctions
Institute for Defense Studies
The U.S. has leveled harsh sanctions on Iran. This brief examines the global reaction and the implications for concerned countries. more ››
February 28, 2012
Iran 'Struggling' With New Nuclear Machines
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Iran is still relying on decades-old technology to expand its nuclear program, a fact that suggests it might be having difficulties developing more modern machines that could speed up production of potential bomb material,... more ››
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Wishing Upon Iran
Wall Street Journal
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Obama Ignored Iran Opposition's Advice
Michael Ledeen, PJ Media
When mass demonstrations against the Iranian regime erupted in the summer of 2009, the Obama administration found itself facing a totally unexpected problem.  President Obama had gone to great lengths to try to strike a... more ››