Category Archives: Iran

Trump & Iran: presage to permanent emnity

The mess team Trump inherited equals what was bequeathed to Obama economically.  My guess is that team Trump has the fortitude to look at the world realistically and venture what’s possible.  First step Iran. The May 21st approach laid out … Continue reading

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Re-writing the Iranian Deal?

The Iranian currency is falling, measuring close to Zimbabwe and Venezuela.  The exchange rate between the rial and the dollar stands at about 60,000 to 1.  No regime can stand that kind of domestic turmoil, in fact the mullah’s have … Continue reading

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Prince bin Salman’s Paradox: Governing Yemen

There are three regions in the world that are heating up:  the Info-Pacific, the Red Med-African Horn & the southern tier of the Arabian peninsula.  Yemen is a real trap for the Saudi’s, it can destroy the House of Saud … Continue reading

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A Persian Spring

Beuel Marc Gerecht remains one of the few credible foreign intelligence officers the CIA had throughout the Near East.  He resides as a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and is often on CNN.  His oeuvre … Continue reading

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The Race to the Border, Iran’s Shia Land Bridge to the Mediterranean & An Israeli War Emerging

When the Israeli’s hit Iranian Shia militia’s on September 07, 2017 they hit a factory devoted to missile research, the town was Masyaf in western Syria and it was the first time the Israeli’s ever reached deep into Syrian territory. … Continue reading

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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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