Ex-Envoy’s Account Clarifies Iran’s 2003 Nuclear Decision by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
July 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, Jul 30 2013 (IPS) – Newly published recollections by the former French ambassador to Iran suggest that Iran was not running a covert nuclear weapons programme that it then decided to halt in late 2003, as concluded by U.S. intelligence in 2007.

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No Evidence for Charge Iran Linked to JFK Terror Plot by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
July 11, 2013

New York JFK Airport

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WASHINGTON, Jul 11 2013 (IPS) – Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was prevented by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner from testifying before a U.S. House subcommittee investigating alleged Iranian terrorist networks in the Americas here this week, claimed in a recent report that Tehran was involved in a 2007 plot to blow up fuel tanks at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

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Cameron Insults Our Intelligence Over Syria… And Gets A Slap From Putin + Saudi Slip Signals Iran Obsession in Syria by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
June 19, 2013

PM welcomes President Putin

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They say a picture paints a thousand words. The photograph of British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin in London recently certainly does. When the two leaders gave a press conference at the weekend in Downing Street ahead to the G8 summit, Cameron had the excruciating look of a desperate man. Putin, by contrast, appeared in control. The latter spoke in measured tones and with discernible contempt in his voice.

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Noam Chomsky and the Leveretts: Iran and American Foreign Policy: Where Did the U.S. Go Wrong?

Don't Attack Iran

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

raceforiran on Jun 11, 2013

On May 14, 2013, the Technology and Culture Forum at MIT sponsored an event, “Iran and American Foreign Policy: Where Did the U.S. Go wrong?”, featuring Noam Chomsky and Flynt and Hillary Leverett, authors of the controversial “Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Hillary Mann Leverett starts 18:20 into the video, Flynt Leverett at 37:00, and Noam Chomsky at 54:00.

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Noam Chomsky: Western Rogue Politics + Transcript

Chomsky

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with Noam Chomsky

Oz House Jun 12, 2013

Noam Chomsky: MIT Linguist, US critic and activist, author of dozens of books about US foreign policy, state based capitalism and mass media e.g. “Manufacturing Consent”, “Profit over People”, “Hegemony or Survival” and “Occupy”. Chomsky is official supporter of Kontext TV.

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Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with Iran, interviewed by Gareth Porter

Don't Attack Iran

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with Gareth Porter
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 14, 2013

TheRealNews Jun 13, 2013

Gareth Porter interviews veteran US officials about why US policy towards Iran needs to change.

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Just Because America Has Been Taken Over By Mendacious Mass-Murdering Madmen Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Have A Good Time by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
June 5, 2013

What our presidents tell our young people

In this season of college graduations, let us pause to remember the stirring words of America’s beloved scholar, George W. Bush, speaking in Florida in 2007 at the commencement exercises of Miami Dade College:

“In Havana and other Cuban cities, there are people just like you who are attending school, and dreaming of a better life. Continue reading

Barack Obama’s Executive Order: Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions with Respect To Iran

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“Iran sanctions are an act of war.” — Ron Paul

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Propaganda Alert!

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 3, 2013

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-195) (22 U.S.C. 8501 et seq.) (CISADA), the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 Continue reading

Barack Obama’s Message — Continuation of the National Emergency with respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria + Wilkerson: Obama Under Pressure to Seek Regime Change in Syria and Iran

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Dandelion Salad

Propaganda Alert!

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 7, 2013

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency, unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. Continue reading

US Steps Up Regime Change Bid On Iran by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
April 22, 2013

DON'T ATTACK IRAN

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American secretary of offence Chuck Hagel kicked off his Middle East tour this week with outrageous warmongering threats towards Iran, while at the same time giving a license for more state terrorism from Washington’s Israeli rogue regime.

Hagel’s cozying up to Israeli partners-in-crime nails the lie that the Obama White House is somehow at odds with Tel Aviv over Middle East policy and Iran in particular. Nothing could be further from the truth. Washington is as wired for war as ever, and this belligerent impetus comes from Washington, not the rogue entity in Tel Aviv.

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Noam Chomsky: Obama Not Willing To Support Palestinian Rights

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with Noam Chomsky

Akshay Pahilajani – Apr 9, 2013

Date 4/8/2013
Noam Chomsky discusses Syria, Israel, Palestine and Iran in an interview with Robert Shortt.

Presented by Claire Byrne
Interviewed Guest: Noam Chomsky
Interviewer: Robert Shortt

http://www.rte.ie/news/primetime/

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Travesty of Saudi Dirty Tricks Against Iran by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
March 21, 2013

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Saudi claims of “busting a spy ring” involving Iranian and Lebanese nationals this week smell of yet more dirty tricks by the creaky House of Saud.

But the repeated formula for attempting to smear Iran used by the Saudis and their Western and Israeli partners is in danger of becoming a parody.

Saudi authorities detained 18 individuals across the kingdom this week, who, it is claimed, were working for a “foreign state” in a plot to target vital installations.

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The New Propaganda Is Liberal. The New Slavery Is Digital. by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
http://johnpilger.com
14 March 2013

Unequal Media

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What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state. In the 1970s, I met Leni Riefenstahl and asked her about her epic films that glorified the Nazis. Using revolutionary camera and lighting techniques, she produced a documentary form that mesmerized Germans; her ‘Triumph of the Will’  cast Hitler’s spell.

She told me that the “messages” of her films were dependent not on “orders from above,” but on the “submissive void” of the German public. Did that include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie? “Everyone,” she said.

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Barack Obama’s Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran + Wilkerson: US Objective Is Regime Change

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Propaganda Alert!

The White House

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 12, 2013

On March 15, 1995, the President issued Executive Order 12957, which declared a national emergency with respect to Iran and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), took related steps to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Iran. Continue reading