Israel, US to simulate response to war

(JPost) – Israel and the United States, amid growing tensions with Iran, will simulate interoperability between missile defense systems this week during the biennial Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise. Continue reading

MSM: Iran to “blow up heart” of Israel if attacked – official

(Reuters) – Iran would “blow up the heart” of Israel if it was attacked by the Jewish state or the United States, a Revolutionary Guards official was quoted Friday as saying. Continue reading

MSM: Iran is ready to build an N-bomb – it is just waiting for the Ayatollah’s order

(Times) – Iran has perfected the technology to create and detonate a nuclear warhead and is merely awaiting the word from its Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to produce its first bomb, Western intelligence sources have told The Times. Continue reading

MSM: UK embassy official accused of fomenting mass protests in Tehran

(Guardian) – A detained British embassy employee in Tehran is to be put on trial as the supposed orchestrator of the mass protests that followed last month’s bitterly disputed Iranian presidential election, despite Britain’s insistence that the charges against him are false. Continue reading

MSM: Joe Biden speech sparks fierce response from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

(Times) – The Iranian Supreme Leader, assailed by some of his country’s most prominent clerics and detested by millions of his ordinary citizens, has received a boost from an unlikely quarter: Joe Biden. Continue reading

MSM: Biden Suggests U.S. Not Standing in Israel’s Way on Iran

(Times) – Plunging squarely into one of the most sensitive issues in the Middle East, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. suggested on Sunday that the United States would not stand in the way of Israeli military action aimed at the Iranian nuclear program. Continue reading

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran is not Georgia

Whatever you think about Iran, a country based on an Islamic constitution and with an Islamic leadership, one thing is sure the current leaders are no fools. They know, what “divide and conquer” means. And they are not about to allow a 1953 rerun. Continue reading

MSM: Iranian protesters focus rage on British Embassy in Tehran

(Times) – Students are planning a mass demonstration outside the British Embassy in Tehran today, warning that it could trigger a repeat of 1979, when students stormed the US Embassy and held 52 diplomats hostage for 444 days. Continue reading

Iran Faces Greater Risks Than It Knows

(Paul Craig Roberts) – Stephen Kinzer’s book, All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, tells the story of the overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader, Mohammed Mosaddeq, by the CIA and the British MI6 in 1953. The CIA bribed Iranian government officials, businessmen, and reporters, and paid Iranians to demonstrate in the streets. Continue reading

Cyberwarfare Begins in Iran

An apparently ad-hoc cyber protest against the results of recent Iranian elections has knocked key websites off-line. Continue reading

Cheney’s Mission Accomplished

Dick Cheney: “I guess my general sense of where we are with respect to Iraq and at the end of now, what, nearly six years, is that we’ve accomplished nearly everything we set out to do….” Continue reading