Iran Newslinks 29-30 December 2011

30 December 2011 —

30 December 2011
Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, “Serial Fabricators” and the Tale of Iran and 9/11 by Gareth Porter

Dandelion Salad Today at 20:40
by Gareth Porter Featured Writer Dandelion Salad crossposted at Dec. 29, 2011 Behind a mysterious December 22 Associated Press story about ‘finding of fact’ by a District judge in Manhattan Friday that Iran assisted al Qaeda in the planning of the 9/11 attacks is a tapestry of recycled fabrications and distortions of fact from […]

Muslim Haters Tie Iran to 9/11 Today at 20:14
Another element of the ‘go-to-war-with-Iran hysteria’ is a ‘default judgment’ by a U.S. court linking Iran to 9/11. However, Iran had no legal representation in the case, allowing dubious and bogus allegations to go unchallenged, as Gareth Porter noted in this article for Truthout. By Gareth Porter Behind a mysterious Dec. 22 Associated Press story about ‘finding of fact’ by a District Court judge in Manhattan that Iran assisted al-Qaeda in the planning of the 9/11 attacks is a…

‘Oil exporters to gain if conflict in Persian Gulf’ Today at 19:33
While Washington and Iran continue to shake their fists at each other in the Persian Gulf, oil exporters may come out of the crisis with a new, high benchmark in oil prices, says author and journalist Patrick Henningsen.

War and the Financial Crisis. The Threat to Humanity of a Nuclear War against Iran Today at 18:42
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Softening Up Iran for the Final Attack Today at 17:46
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Dangerous Crossroads: Iran War Games. US Navy Deployment in the Persian Gulf Today at 17:29
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The American-Iran Cold War in the Middle East and the Threat of Broader WarThe Lies of War
Dissident Voice Today at 16:00
The lies of war are forgotten as easily and readily as the wrappings of Christmas or the resolutions of a new year.  Like a child still in diapers, the lessons of war must be learned again and again until finally they are taken to heart.

US Menaces Iran Over Strait Of Hormuz Today at 15:58
The Obama administration has issued what amounts to a threat of war against Iran following comments by senior Iranian officials that Tehran would close the Strait of Hormuz in response to an embargo on its oil exports. To reinforce the point, the US navy sent two of its warships- the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mobile Bay – on a routine transit through the strategic waterway where the Iranian navy is currently holding exercises

Imperial overdrive: Red alert over Iran Today at 15:05
2011 will be remembered as the year the US, Britain, France and Israel went into Imperial Overdrive in North Africa and the Middle East. Will 2012 be remembered as the year those same Western Allies unleashed World War…

US menaces Iran over Strait of Hormuz
World Socialist Web Site Today at 14:58
The growing tensions in the Persian Gulf are the result of provocative steps by the US and its European allies towards blocking Iranian oil exports.

Slip-Sliding to War with Iran: The Stage is Now Set for a New War Today at 14:43
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Clock Ticking for West to Act on Iranian Nuclear Program
occupation magazine – articles Today at 23:59
JOHN VINOCUR – NY Times – ‘…a presidential candidate can’t win if he is on bad terms with the majority in Congress that backs Israel, the millions of fundamentalist Christians who are its supporters, and a great part of the Jewish voting public.’ –

‘Iran will not yield to West pressure’
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 10:25

Iranian Embassy Holds Conference On Women’s Rights
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 10:11
Iran’s Embassy in Jakarta, in cooperation with Indonesian officials, held a conference on the rights of Muslim women.

Pakistan and Afghanistan: Conference of progressive parties’ joint declaration
Links – International journal of socialist renewal Today at 08:49
Statement by Afghan and Pakistan progressive and left parties
December 26, 2011 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — The progressive and democratic forces of Pakistan and Afghanistan met here in Lahore for two days [December 21-22, 2011] in the first ever joint conference. This is a historic step for the progressive forces of both sides to sit together and share the sufferings of our people at the hands of US-led NATO forces as well as the religious extremists in the form of the Taliban. We also vehemently condemn the military establishment and the governments of both countries who use different excuses to justify the occupation by foreign forces as well as [being the] tacit [patrons] of religious extremism.

Iran vs the West: Who’ll be the first to blink? Today at 03:45
As tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran’s threats to block a crucial oil supply route increase, there is much speculation whether the situation will evolve into a full-scale military conflict. But could it be…

Iran, China stress expansion of ties
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 03:11

29 December 2011
VIDEO: Iran shows off military might at sea

BBC News Yesterday at 21:45
Iran has showcased the strength of its navy in the Persian Gulf, as tensions remain high in the region.

U.S. and NATO are on the march worldwide
Stop NATO Yesterday at 20:12
By Madison Ruppert
There is something big brewing across the globe and it does not look good. India, Japan and Australia are strengthening trilateral ties while the United States and NATO are looking to firm up alliances between them all along with Ukraine and Armenia.

U.S., Iran exchange threats over Hormuz
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 03:25

Softening Up Iran for the Final Attack
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 20:00
In many ways, America’s and Israel’s much-anticipated war against Iran has already begun. It is not the type of war that was expected — an Israeli textbook style surprise and swift attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, followed by a sustained U.S. and NATO air campaign — but a covert war with quite an unexpected feature. The covert war, which has seen increased U.S. drone activity over Iranian skies and an increase in suspicious explosions at Iranian military facilities, has been coupled with American support for destabilization efforts against all of Iran’s allies and friends, including Syria, Russia, China, North Korea, and Venezuela…

US continues to arm Iran’s neighbors Yesterday at 19:48
President Barack Obama must be getting awfully antsy away from the White House. Only one week into his Hawaii vacation, the commander-and-chief has consented to selling billions of dollars worth of fighter jets to Saudi…

‘US not ready for all-out conflict with Iran’ Yesterday at 19:34
In the wake of Iran and the US threatening each other with navy might in the Persian Gulf, investigative writer Edwin Black says full military conflict would cripple the oil-dependent US – as well as the rest of the…

Slip-Sliding to War with Iran Yesterday at 17:47
Exclusive: Having apparently learned nothing from the Iraq disaster, many of the same political/media players are reprising their tough-guy roles in a new drama regarding Iran. These retread performances may make another war, with Iran, hard to avoid, writes Robert Parry By Robert Parry With the typical backdrop of alarmist propaganda in place, the stage is now set for a new war, this time with Iran. The slightest miscalculation (or provocation) by the United States, Israel or Iran could touch…

Iran Newslinks 28-29 December 2011
William Yesterday at 16:58
29 December 2011 — 29 December 2011 Escalating Anti-Iranian Tensions Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts) Today at 16:01 Whether or not anti-Iranian rhetoric, saber rattling, sanctions, other policy measures, and recent events signal war isn’t known. Growing dangers though mount, Mathaba Analyst Stephen Lendman says. US navy crosses Strait of Hormuz after Iranian oil threats […]

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