US creates an Iranian albatross

Source:  Asia Times: Iran has reacted sharply to a joint United States and Saudi Arabia bid for a United Nations resolution accusing it violating diplomatic treaties and calling on Tehran to cooperate in ongoing investigations into shaky allegations of a terror plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington. American […]

Do the bomb Iran shuffle

Source: Asiatimes on line: Get ready for a flurry of fuzzy satellite ”intelligence” of generic warehouses all across Iran frantically described as segments of a nuclear bomb assembly line (Remember a famous ”secret nuclear facility” in Syria not long ago? It was a textile factory.) Get ready for a flurry […]

Saudi mufti bans soccer for Muslims

SOURCE: IRANIAN PRESS TV A Saudi Arabian mufti has issued a religious degree (fatwa) prohibiting soccer for Muslim youth because it has been invented by Jews, Christians, infidels, the US, Russia, France and their lackeys. Abdullah al-Najdi advised Muslim youth to avoid playing soccer unless under specific conditions, IRNA reported. […]

A Saudi-Iranian cold war takes shape

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star Lebanon The Middle East continues to experience one of its most tumultuous moments of structural change in several generations, and countries are reconfiguring both their domestic power structures as well as their intra-regional relations. In this context, we can expect much of the […]

Obama Sold Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs

Source: Eli Lake, NEWSWEEK (The Daily Beast) While publicly pressuring Israel to make deeper concessions to the Palestinians, President Obama has secretly authorized significant new aid to the Israeli military that includes the sale of 55 deep-penetrating bombs known as bunker busters, Newsweek has learned. In an exclusive story to […]

Iran’s nuclear dream comes true

Source. Asiatimes on Line Russia has given Iranians cause for joy as the much-delayed nuclear power plant in Bushehr finally goes online. More nuclear contracts with Tehran may follow along with positive action from Tehran on Moscow’s proposals to end the nuclear impasse. Celebrations are tempered, however, by the “double-edged […]

The Iran sanctions fallacy

BY REZA MAARASHI, ALJAZEERA ENGLISH International sanctions have exacerbated the pain of the middle class struggling with high levels of unemployment. Iranians’ displeasure with their government is palpable and transcends demographics. Before the contested 2009 presidential election, few were satisfied with the government’s performance. Since then, this displeasure has only […]

Israel wages war on Iranian scientists

Source: Asiatimes on Line. Startling and detailed revelations by Majid Jamali Fashi, the confessed killer of a top Iranian scientist, heighten suspicions of at least a dozen Israeli-trained lone operatives active inside Tehran. This brings into question the weaknesses in Iranian protective security measures, which in turn increases the pressure […]