Iran Newslinks 19-20 November 2011

20 November 2011 —

20 November 2011
Nuclear Madness: Iran, Kuwait, or the IAEA? by Felicity Arbuthnot
Dandelion Salad Today at 06:51
by Felicity Arbuthnot Featured Writer Dandelion Salad London, England 16 November 2011 ‘The Public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.’ (Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775) As the sabre rattling against Iran becomes more deafening, week on week, with threats of the nuclear insanity of potentially, deliberately, creating a few […]

Iran and the I.A.E.A. by Seymour Hersh
Dandelion Salad Today at 06:10
Dandelion Salad by Seymour Hersh The New Yorker Nov. 18, 2011 The first question in last Saturday night’s Republican debate on foreign policy dealt with Iran, and a newly published report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The report, which raised renewed concern about the ‘possible existence of undeclared nuclear facilities and material in Iran,’ […]

Israeli defense minister evasive on Iran strike possibility
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 05:16

Ex-Inspector Rejects IAEA Iran Bomb Test Chamber Claim
Dissident Voice Today at 03:27
IPS — A former inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repudiated its major new claim that Iran built an explosives chamber to test components of a nuclear weapon and carry out a simulated nuclear explosion.

Kevan Harris, “Subsidy Payments in Iran: Too Much or Not Enough?” Today at 03:24
The fact that the subsidy payment program is, for the time being, universal for the whole population makes it much harder to politically undo. And it certainly introduces thousands of new opportunities for corruption, since there is now a massive commodified market in fuels and energy worth tens of billions of dollars, whereas before such goods were uncommodified and run through bureaucratic mechanisms. Yet the upside is that, whether they realize it or not, Iran just created a de facto universal basic income grant, which is often touted as a radical reform by the European left. Economists may decry such a grant because it supposedly removes incentives for work and raises the cost of labor, but in a country with large unemployment figures as in Iran it is not a bad idea.

Calling for an Attack on Iran: US, Israel Politicians are “Detached From Reality” Today at 02:23
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Targeting Iran and Syria
The Greanville Post Today at 00:38
By Stephen Lendman
Assad may soon be the new Gaddafi.  The script applied to Libya and other countries is now being applied to Syria, by the same criminal gang.

19 November 2011
Iran launches military drills Yesterday at 22:54
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Preparing for War: Iran to start air defence drill simulating Israeli attacks Yesterday at 22:53

Cracks Open in Iran Nuke Charges Yesterday at 20:18
Many Washington pundits who championed the false tales about Iraq’s WMD have returned to center stage in the new accusations about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program. And some of the Iran charges are falling apart just like the Iraq ones, as Gareth Porter reports. By Gareth Porter A former inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repudiated its major new claim that Iran built an explosives chamber to test components of a nuclear weapon and carry out a simulated…

‘US unable to do anything about Iran’ Yesterday at 20:04
Dr Seyed Mohammad Marandi from Tehran University says IAEA sanctions do not have any effect on Iran but do expose US weakness on the issue.

Double Vendetta – The Insanity of the Iran Confrontation
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Yesterday at 18:01
Video on vendettas against any Iranian government which refuses to do what it is told to do by America. The hatred felt by Washington for Teheran has never abated.

Is Israel Preparing an Assault against Iran?
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
The IAEA report on Iran’s alleged nuclear programme was surrounded by a media frenzy in Israel supporting an attack.

War Criminals Are Not Welcome in Halifax
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
Halifax, the principal NATO port on the North Atlantic and the headquarters of Maritime Command, is hosting yet another ‘Halifax International Security Forum’ November 18-20 for the third year in a row. Three hundred hand-picked militarists will be occupying the luxurious Halifax Westin Hotel at the expense of the Canadian taxpayer. Participation in the HISF is by invitation only; the people are excluded.

Genocidal Cynicism
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 16:00
In order to give an idea of the potential of the USSR in its efforts to maintain parity with the United States in this sphere, we only need to point out that when its disintegration occurred in 1991, in Byelorussia there were 81 nuclear warheads, in Kazakhstan 1400 and in the Ukraine approximately 5000; all these went over to the Russian Federation, the only state capable of sustaining its immense cost, in order to maintain independence.

A Taxonomy of Capitalist Sharks
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 15:59
Trying to reform Capitalism is a futile as preaching Vegetarianism to a Shark. And nearly as dangerous. Stay away from those gaping greedy Jaws if you don’t want to get eaten alive – the sorry Fate of many idealistic Liberals and Social Democrats!

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Posted 20th November 2011 by InI in category Iran Newslinks

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