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Gates Confirms What We All Know About Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Nuclear

Apart from bombing the hell out of them, there’s really nothing we can do to stop Iran from gaining enhanced nuclear capabilities. Sure, sanctions help, but if China won’t play ball and stop importing their oil, we’ll never be able to control their actions. And Robert Gates echoes this… [...] in his memo, Mr. Gates […]

April 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Iran and the China syndrome

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, China, Iran, Nuclear, Political Graffiti

NY Times link… Tweet

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Drudge Lies About Iran Nuclear Story

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Iran, Lies, Media, Nuclear

There’s a difference between sensationalism and lying…and the above is a lie. The US has known that Iran had a second “secret” nuclear plant since at least 2002-2003. Here’s more from The Policy Page: The truth is that Iran only decided to reveal the existence of the uranium enrichment operation to the International Atomic Energy […]

September 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

U.N. American

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Iran, Political Graffiti, United Nations

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September 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Iranians Boycotting Nokia Siemens, But Is It Justified?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Technology

About a month ago, when most of the unrest in Iran was happening, I wrote about the fact that Nokia Siemens seemed to be helping the Iranian government track down protesters. Well, it looks like the Iranian people are doing something about it and protesting with their wallets. Perhaps you should too? Not so fast… […]

July 24th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

New Protests In Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Video

Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani openly questioned the validity of the elections today and this is the result… (h/t: Daily Dish) Tweet

July 17th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

New Protests Signal Iranian Opposition Weakening?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran

Because while today’s protests in memory of the 10th anniversary of the violence at Tehran University drew a lot of coverage from the Western media, it seems as if it didn’t draw very many Iranians. More at True/Slant. Tweet

July 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Iranian Clerics Speak Out About Sham Election

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Law, Religion

This is an incredibly significant step because it paves the way for an actual revolution. From Times Online: Iran’s biggest group of clerics has declared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election to be illegitimate and condemned the subsequent crackdown. The statement by the Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qom is an act of defiance against the […]

July 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

50 Lectures To Help You Understand Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran

Curious to learn more about Iran? Good. Recently, I was sent 50 links to a bunch of great lectures on Iran, so I’ll share a few here and then send you over to True/Slant for more. Islam and Modern Science: “Many people feel that that in fact there is no such thing as the Islamic […]

July 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Iranians Turning The Sky Green Today With Balloon Protests

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Video

The Basij have been pretty brutal the past few days so the protesters are resting, regrouping and planning the next phase. In the meantime, the following video shows a brilliant, silent way for everybody to get involved in the protests. How long before we hear that the Iranian government outlaws helium? More as it develops… […]

June 26th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »