Communications Breakdown in the Persian Gulf (video)

Dandelion Salad linktv Global Pulse: Communications Breakdown in the Persian Gulf  See more at While US news was busy tracking the Primaries, a video showing an Iranian seaman communicating with a US Navy warship in the Persian Gulf was shown worldwide, ameliorating a tense situation that could have led to war. Now, some Navy […]

Kucinich Leads 45 Members In Opposing National Defense Authorization Act

Dandelion Salad by Dennis Kucinich Congress Votes To Intensify Tensions Between The US & Iran Washington, Jan 16 – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who led the charge in opposing the National Defense Authorization Act on the floor of the House of Representatives today, released the following statement after voting against more war: “This is a […]

Ask Congress to Investigate Pentagon Video of Iranian “Threat”

Dandelion Salad Just Foreign Policy You have probably seen or heard about the video recently released by the Pentagon: Iranian motorboats are sailing near U.S. warships while a voice threatens that the U.S. ships will soon explode. The U.S. media hyped now-discredited reports that a “battle at sea” nearly took place. Many of us feared […]

How the American Media Enables Bush By Ayesha Ijaz Khan

Dandelion Salad By Ayesha Ijaz Khan ICH 16/01/08 “Counterpunch” The Iran Fixation President George Bush has a few months left in office. Many analysts have believed for some time now that before he retires from that position, he will have orchestrated an attack either against Syria or Iran. Increasingly, it seems that his fixation is […]

Bloody reality bears no relation to the delusions of this President By Robert Fisk

Dandelion Salad By Robert Fisk ICH 16/01/08 “The Independent“ As a bomb explodes in Beirut and Israel kills 19 in Gaza raids, Bush takes his Middle East peace mission to Saudi Arabia (and signs off $20bn weapons deal with repressive regime) Twixt silken sheets – in a bedroom whose walls are also covered in silk […]

How The Pentagon Planted a False Hormuz Story by Gareth Porter

Dandelion Salad Analysis by Gareth Porter ICH 16/01/08 (IPS) WASHINGTON, Jan 15 Senior Pentagon officials, evidently reflecting a broader administration policy decision, used an off-the-record Pentagon briefing to turn the Jan. 6 U.S.-Iranian incident in the Strait of Hormuz into a sensational story demonstrating Iran’s military aggressiveness, a reconstruction of the events following the incident […]

The Lobby By Paul Craig Roberts

Dandelion Salad By Paul Craig Roberts November 13, 2007 Experts in the West and ordinary people in Arab lands have understood for many years that the United States does not have an independent policy toward the Middle East. President Jimmy Carter, a man of good will, tried to use American influence to settle the Israeli-Palestinian […]

So Who’s Afraid of the Israel Lobby? By Ray McGovern

Dandelion Salad By Ray McGovern 10/06/07 “ICH” Virtually everyone: Republican, Democrat—Conservative, Liberal. The fear factor is non-partisan, you might say, and palpable. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) brags that it is the most influential foreign policy lobbying organization on Capitol Hill, and has demonstrated that time and again—and not only on Capitol Hill. […]

Bush’s America – “No American President can stand up to Israel.” By Paul Craig Roberts

Dandelion Salad By Paul Craig Roberts 08/15/07 “ICH“ “No American President can stand up to Israel.” These words came from feisty Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chief of Naval Operations (1967-1970) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1970-1974). Moorer was, perhaps, the last independent-minded American military leader. Admiral Moorer knew what he was talking about. […]