May 23, 2012

Is the West About to Bend to Iran?

Gerecht & Dubowitz, Washington Post

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The euphoria in Western and certain Israeli circles that Judgment Day has been avoided will vanish rapidly as it becomes obvious how much Khamenei can cheat with this new standard.

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