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Tag: Iran
  • That Time Obama Plagiarized Ron Paul

    It took Obama over 50 minutes to tear the eyes of libertarian kids away from their phones and to his State of the Union Address, but he managed to do it. After nearly an hour of recycled punchlines that were illogical to begin with, Obama made a truly enlightened comparison between Iran and the Soviet …

  • United States vs. Iran, Round 1,674,398: Switch Off the Enemy Creation Machine

    Reuters reports that Iran is “exploiting a loophole in Western sanctions” by importing highly refined aluminum. Apparently, the fear is that the Iranians will fashion this material into various components used in missiles. The Obama Administration is scrambling this month to add the metal, along with other metals including (tellingly) gold and silver to the …

  • United States should stay out of Iran’s nuclear business

    Obama’s presidency has been a busy one for American interventionism. His administration has overseen a costly troop surge in Afghanistan, a disastrous police action in Libya, and an unprecedented campaign of drone warfare across Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. With the largest military budget since World War II, the president has kept US forces stationed in …

  • Iran Sanctions Continue to Hurt the Wrong Target

    Millions of Iranians are struggling to afford basic food necessities thanks to a spike in food prices caused by US sanctions. Those sanctions continue to be implemented despite the fact that “Washington admits Iran has no weapons program and has not made the decision to start one.”   In short, these sanctions: Hurt average Iranians, …

  • Iran Documentary: Yesterday and Today

    Almost all of the information that our mainstream media networks present about Iran qualifies as unsubstantiated fear-mongering or war propaganda. Our mainstream media is not likely to give us an accurate account of Iran and so we should be inclined to learn about the country on our own. Having an understanding of the country and …

  • James Kirchick: Warmonger Extraordinaire (Without a Plan)

    James Kirchick is hands down the greatest chickenhawk of our generation. There’s been no war, bombing, drone campaign, or “kinetic military action” that he hasn’t been supportive of.  But why participate? That’s what the soldiers are for. Yale graduates: need not apply.  Kirchick, a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies — that ugly …

  • Timeline of US-Iran Relations

    As the mainstream media continues to pollute the air waves with misinformation and blatant lies about Iran’s nuclear capabilities, it is important to have an understand of US-Iran relations during the 20th century, and the proper intellectual background necessary to prevent another war, in Iran.  This video is a must-see for all Americans, and in …

  • Syria: A Roadblock to an Iran War

    The U.S. suggests a “coalition of the willing” to intervene in Syria: The United States proposed an international coalition to support Syria’s opposition Sunday after Russia and China blocked a U.N. attempt to end nearly 11 months of bloodshed, raising fears that violence will escalate. Rebel soldiers said force was now the only way to …

  • A Call to Collaboration

    On Saturday, February 4th, members of the Occupy movement across the globe are planning to hold various rallies and marches in their respective cities to protest the growing momentum of U.S. interventions and sanctions against Iran that are building up to a possible declaration of war. Given that U.S. liberty-minded activists are equally passionate about …

  • Rand Paul Disappoints

    Rand Paul is good on some things, and not so good on others. Earlier this week, Paul was detained in Nashville for refusing a pat down after an “anomaly” was spotted during his full body scan. The T.S.A. denies that he was detained citing some Orwellian semantics. His refusal was noble and deserves applause, especially when considering …