Biden’s Iraq visit more flash than substance, say critics

With U.S. military forces withdrawing from Iraq on schedule, Vice President Joe Biden visited the fledgling Democracy to tell the world that the United States and Iraq are beginning a new phase of a partnership that reflects Iraq’s needs and includes a robust security relationship. Biden arrived in Baghdad late on Tuesday on a surprise [...]

Iran threatens U.S. with “crushing” retaliation

An Iranian military commander warned the United States on Saturday that Iran will retaliate if the United States attacks it, according to a report by the official Iranian Republic News Agency. “The U.S. dares not attack Iran because in case (sic) it does so it will face a crushing response and be bitterly punished,” said [...]

Hezbollah boasts: We’ve beaten the CIA and Mossad

Following last week’s report that the top leader of the terrorist group Hezbollah warned the United States government that any attack by the U.S. military on Iran would result in violence throughout the Middle East, the Syrian and Iranian-backed Hezbollah boasted Wednesday it had “vanquished” the U.S Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Israel’s intelligence group [...]

US covert operations in the Middle East

1. CIA-IRAN-HEZBOLLAH Regarding the CIA operatives caught by Iran and Hezbollah, as announced on 21 November 2011, my view is that some of them, probably those over which Hezbollah (Shi’ite Lebanese militia) has control, will not be returned to the US – Hezbollah has a dogmatic position on this matter. However, the same may not [...]

“Arab Spring and Western-Islam relations”

In several postings throughout spring and summer 2011 (see the postings entitled: Western co-optation of Arab Revolts – April 2011; Middle East: mid-2011 Assessment of Arab Revolts, June 2011), I emphasized that the Arab revolts would not necessarily result in regimes that are accountable to their own people, but more likely to Western governments and [...]

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