Category Archives: Iran

Trump thought war with Iran could help reelect Obama. What about helping Trump?

Aaron Blake of the Washington Post – The president who once mused about a president attacking Iran to win reelection has now inched closer to war with Iran — in his own reelection year. But if President Trump truly thinks … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Barack Obama, Controversial, Donald Trump, Iran, Middle East

Iran Ends Nuclear Limits as Killing of Iranian General Upends Mideast

Ben Hubbard, Alissa J. Rubin, Farnaz Fassihi and Steven Erlanger of the New York Times – The consequences of the American assassination of a top Iranian general rippled across the Middle East and beyond on Sunday, with Iran all but … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Iran, Middle East, New York Times

Syrian Kurds see American betrayal and warn fight against ISIS is now in doubt

Liz Sly, Sarah Dadouch and Asser Khattab in the Washington Post – For the past five years, Syrian Kurds have stood alongside the United States in its effort to vanquish the Islamic State, in the process securing control over a … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, ISIS, Syria

In Major Threat To Dollar’s Reserve Status, Russia Offers To Join European SWIFT-Bypass

Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge – Three weeks after a meeting among the countries that signed the Iran nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) – and which was ditched by the US – French, British … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Iran, Russia, United States

Baathism caused the chaos in Iraq and Syria

Robert D. Kaplan, (c) 2018, Foreign Policy, in the Chicago Tribune The United States intervened militarily in Iraq in 2003, 15 years ago this month, and the result was war and chaos. But the United States did not intervene in … Continue reading

Posted in Baathism, Controversial, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Syria