Category Archives: Iran

The Political Challenge that is Irak

By any stretch, the last eight years was a disaster for U.S. Mesopotamian regional policy. Being handed a win in 2008, the Obama administration felt that its own ideological preference for appeasement was ratified, even though that policy sentiment was … Continue reading

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Iran’s Satanic Mullahs Use Religion

There are a handful of Persian specialists who truly understand the theocratic, political nature of the Iranian regime.  Amir Taheri is one of them.  Abbas Milani at Hoover is another.  Both men understand the relation between expressed autocratic power and … Continue reading

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Self-deceiving Mullah’s

It is terribly difficult for any American to understand the level of institutional opacity that underwrites Iranian leadership.  Being an open society, we blindly trust what we openly see.  It was never that way with Iran.  Hence the reality that … Continue reading

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Iranian, Russian, Chinese Encirclement of US Interests in Latin America

Interview with Dr. Robert Ellis, US Army War College discusses Iranian, Chinese Encirclement of US Interests throughout Latin America.  Interview topically arranged with resources for further study. Topics included in interview:  Chinese foreign policy in Latin America,  US Continental Strategy, limits … Continue reading

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Persian Carpet Ride: What the Mullahs Know

The only Frenchman worth listening to or reading is Amir Taheri.  His latest post is striking in its synoptic scope regarding the Iranian nuclear talks.  He wrote the following: “its not clear who is negotiating with whom.”  Why is this … Continue reading

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The Mullahs Master Team Obama

If progressives love to ‘talk’ for the sake of ‘talking’, they should know that they’re being mastered by the ultra-realists Mullahs who seek to keep this ‘game’ going to essentially run out the clock while pursuing a nuclear break-out. In … Continue reading

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Red Line On Iran

My own strategic thinking on an imminent pre-emptive attack by Israel on Iran was primarily shaped by the knowledge that Israel has leased several airfields from nations immediately north of Iran. But this reality did not take into account the … Continue reading

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The Impact of a Weak President: The Persian Mullah’s Thrust Forward

On the ground at least, the Americans look extremely weak. Last week, Tehran announced it installed 3,000 highly advanced generation centrifuges known as IR-2m, this was done at Natanz, its principal uranium enrichment site.  They are smaller, faster and more … Continue reading

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Caudillo Chavista Meets Jesus

The death of Hugo Chavez is a reminder that the soft underbelly of the American Imperium is Central/South America.  Reagan understood this better than most American Presidents.  The social/political trajectory of governments unalloyed from the Protestant Reformation has always been … Continue reading

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Hitting Syria To Envelop Persia

Both Daniel Pipes and Richard Pipes (no relation) remain the most significant intellectuals on Marxism and Islamism; I’ve always loved the intimate informed tone that animates the writings of Dr. Daniel Pipes, who resides as Chair of the Middle East … Continue reading

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