President Obama left out the most important word of all in his speech outlining a strategy for Iraq: Iran. For if Iran is the 500 pound gorilla in the room with Iraq, it is the 800 pound monster in the Middle East. No real stability can be achieved without Iran. It is time for the president to go to Tehran.
|By: Deena Stryker Sunday August 3, 2014 5:10 pm|
On July 27th, in the midst of the twin crises in Gaza and Ukraine, Representative Mike Rogers on Face the Nation ‘revealed’ to Americans that Iran is supporting both Sunni Hamas and Shia Hezbollah, leaving Bob Shaffer as confused as his listeners. What the American media is missing – never mind the public – is an understanding of the concept of ‘Resistance’ that applies equally to Islam’s two main sectarian groups. Alastair Crooke’s book Resistance: the Essence of the Islamist Revolution fills that crucial gap.
|By: CTuttle Saturday March 15, 2014 6:00 pm|
From Alex Kane at Mondoweiss:
“The immediate cause of the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, which featured rockets and mortars fired into Israel and air attacks on the coastal enclave, occurred over the last two days. But the roots of the latest fighting are Israeli violations of the November 2012 truce between Hamas and Israel, and the years-long blockade and occupation crippling the Gaza Strip.”
|By: CTuttle Sunday January 26, 2014 8:00 am|
To be sure: Kerry Brags: No One Intervenes in Middle East as Much as US.
|By: DSWright Friday September 6, 2013 11:30 am|
According to the Wall Street Journal, an attack by President Obama on the Assad government in Syria will lead to a series of retaliatory strikes by Iran and affiliates on US targets. Now a war with Iran is on the table.
|By: CTuttle Tuesday June 25, 2013 7:25 pm|
Now, is it truly Buyer’s Remorse, from the Grand Chess Master of a ‘few stirred-up moslems’?
|By: DSWright Monday May 27, 2013 6:40 am|
Hezbollah has decided to jump into the Syrian Civil War as Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, announced the Lebanese based militant group’s commitment to preserving the Assad regime in Syria.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday May 1, 2013 8:00 pm|
Lawmakers say Syrian chemical weapons could menace U.S.
|By: CTuttle Sunday March 24, 2013 7:06 am|
With Lebanon in political upheaval, largely due to the Syrian crisis, what is Hezbollah’s role in Syria, and elsewhere…