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Tag Archives: Iran
Stoking the fire on a powder keg
According to news out of Israel the largest fleet of American warships in many years, accompanied by an Israeli navy ship, traversed the Suez Canal. An Iranian flotilla and two Lebanese ships are en route to Gaza with relief … Continue reading
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After sanctions and diplomacy fail, can all-out war be avoided?
China nixed a planned trip by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to meet with China’s leaders, but high officials there have met with North Korea’s Kim Jong Il and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, even as United Nations sanctions against Iran were … Continue reading
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Do wimpy sanctions make an Israeli attack likely?
United Nations sanctions, already too late and too soft, coupled with President Barack Obama’s attempt to weaken sanctions against Iran being debated in Congress mean an Israeli attack is coming. Saudi Arabia appears to be giving up on Obama’s diplomatic solution … Continue reading
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