Israel’s New Air Force Head Talks Scared and Tough on Iran: He Has Little Reason to be Either

Two things prevent an all-out war between Israel and Iran. The first is that Israel knows that attacking Iran will end in a total Israeli defeat. The second is Iran’s exercise of discipline in the face of ongoing threats by both the U.S. and Israel.

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JERUSALEM – As 2021 came to a close, Israel had raised the so-called "Iran Threat" issue to a whole new level. Upon his promotion in December to Commander of the Israeli Air Force, General Tomer Bar was asked by the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot (Ynet), "Are you able to attack Iran tomorrow?" His answer was "Yes!" He was then asked, "Will you be

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Revealed: Mercer Street’s Parent Shipping Company a Front for Israeli Intelligence

Zodiac Maritime, the Mercer Street’s operator, has a long history of working closely with both the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and Israeli intelligence unit Mossad, using its ships to ferry arms and operatives around the region for covert operations, including assassinations. 

GULF OF OMAN -- Earlier this summer, the Israeli-operated oil tanker Mercer Street was attacked by drones, allegedly emanating from Iran, disabling the ship and killing two people on board. The incident, portrayed as an unprovoked attack on a civilian vessel, caused worldwide outrage, and marked a new low in Iranian relations with Israel and its

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The Leaked Zarif Tape: What Western Media Heard and What He Actually Said

Western regime change evangelists, mainstream media, radlib analysts, and Persian native informant media all heard the anti-Iran and anti-Russia echoes they wanted to hear in the leaked Zarif tape, but as Navid Zarrinnal asserts, there is more to the story.

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TEHRAN, IRAN -- On April 25, the Saudi-funded and U.K.-backed “Iran International” released a leaked audio recording of Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, in conversation with Iranian economist Saeed Laylaz for what appeared to be an oral history project. Immediately, the three-hour-plus conversation generated a great deal of controversy in Iran

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The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime

Israeli leaders, Christian fundamentalists, and hawkish Washington neocons are doing everything in their power to block a peaceful US return to the JCPOA.

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WASHINGTON (Jacobin) -- Just as talks between the United States and Iran were taking place last week in Vienna, a cyberattack was carried out on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility. Reports are that the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, was behind the attack that blacked out the facility just one day after Tehran launched new advanced uranium

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US Gins Up a “Credible” Iranian Nuclear Menace Befitting Its Own Stockpile

With Western intelligence sources once again stoking the flames of a nuclear Iran and the secret movement of America’s nuclear warheads across Europe, the war economy is up to its old tricks.

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WASHINGTON -- According to The Telegraph, "new revelations" from an unnamed senior Western intelligence source show "that Iran is trying to conceal vital elements of its nuclear programme from the outside world [and] has no intention of complying with its international obligations under the terms of the nuclear deal." Led by Israel and the

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US Intel Thinks You’re Stupid: ODNI Report Blames Russia, Ignores Colombian Election Interference

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued a new report alleging wide-ranging Russian interference in the 2020 election, contradicting November statements that there was no election interference while outright ignoring documented interference from top US ally Colombia.

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WASHINGTON -- Russiagate is back! That’s right. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) says Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei meddled in the 2020 U.S. election. But not only they: Lebanese Hezbollah, Cuba and Venezuela did it too. I know what you’re thinking: Where is the evidence? Well, the ODNI

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