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Raheel Raza Rants, by Raheel Raza (Clarion Project)

By   /  August 18, 2019  /  apartheid, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

Aug. 15, 2019 “Once again Iranian women are in the news – and not in a good way. Just last week some Iranian women were arrested for writing a letter to President Khamenei asking for an end to gender apartheid.” ….. “The concept of basic human rights brings me to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where it […]

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Give Iran Sanctions Time to Work – Dr. Udi Levi (Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via Daily Alert) and summary of 2nd related article

By   /  August 14, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 14, 2019 Give Iran Sanctions Time to Work – Dr. Udi Levi (Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security) The U.S. has made impressive progress in its sanctions campaign against Iran. While further oil and banking sanctions might lead to a rift between the U.S. and its global partners, a better approach would be to focus […]

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To the EU: Iran’s Mullahs Will Never Be Your Friend by Majid Rafizadeh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  July 29, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 22, 2019 Despite these attacks, and attempted attacks, the EU, despite its ceaseless moral sanctimony, continues to soften its tone toward Iran, presumably out of a zeal for doing business even with a country designated the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The more the EU appeases the Iranian government, the more it empowers […]

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Iranian Provocations Since May 2019, Infographic (Clarion Project)

By   /  July 22, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 22, 2019 The following is a map with details on all the Iranian provocations against the U.S. and its allies since May 2019. Seen altogether, it’s a shocking commentary on why tensions are currently so high between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. Editor’s note: The map and infographic was last updated July 22, […]

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Are Iran Sanctions Working? – Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 11, 2019 Are Iran Sanctions Working? – Amir Taheri (Asharq al-Awsat-UK) The pro-Tehran lobby claims that sanctions do not work. But if the aim is to persuade the Khomeinist clique in Tehran to change aspects of its behavior abroad, sanctions are working. The mullahs have started to reduce their footprint in Syria and Yemen. Offices […]

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Iran’s New Global Terrorist Network by Con Coughlin (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  July 9, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 9, 2019 US, British, French and other Western bases in the region are the most likely targets for future terrorist attacks, and a number of Western governments are understood to have responded by ordering their military and diplomatic missions in the region to upgrade security arrangements. The discovery of the African network follows recent […]

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Iran claims US begged to bomb uninhabited desert to “save face.” The West ignores the honor/shame mindset at its peril. (EoZ)

By   /  July 8, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 8, 2019 As we’ve mentioned many times before, one of the fundamental mistakes that Western analysts and leaders make when dealing with the Middle East is not understanding the honor/shame culture of Arab and Muslim societies. Western Liberal thought is based on the idea that everyone is generally the same and thinks the same way. The […]

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Tehran Sets Up Terror Cells in Africa – Con Coughlin (Telegraph-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  International, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Tehran Sets Up Terror Cells in Africa – Con Coughlin (Telegraph-UK) Iran is setting up a network of terror cells in Africa to attack U.S. and other Western targets, according to Western security officials. The new terror network has been established on the orders of Qassem Suleimani, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, which is […]

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Trump Calls Off Strike Against Iran; Here’s the Bigger Picture (Clarion Project)

By   /  June 23, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jun. 23, 2019 Below is an infographic that lets you quickly see the extent and magnitude of Iranian provocations against the U.S. and our allies the last month. Click here for article & infographic

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The Pirates of Tehran – Bret Stephens (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jun. 17, 2019 The Pirates of Tehran – Bret Stephens (New York Times) On April 14, 1988, the USS Samuel B. Roberts, a frigate, hit an Iranian naval mine while sailing in the Persian Gulf. The explosion injured 10 of her crew and nearly sank the ship. Four days later, the U.S. Navy destroyed half the Iranian […]

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