First Gulf War
A general view the Umm al-Maarek (Mother of all Battles) mosque in Baghdad taken 14 March 2003. Iraq is set to submit today a keenly awaited report to prove it has destroyed deadly VX stocks, while calling for a decisive stand by the international community against a US-led war.
The Wallabies will have to engage in the Mother of all Battles up front if they are to prevail against the British and Irish Lions this winter. If anyone wanted to know how the Lions would approach the three-Test tour of Australia, they would need only to watch a replay of Wales' overpowering win against England in Cardiff in the deciding game of this year's Six Nations championship.
The (regime) is at war with the rebels, which is keeping them out of our harm’s way, as it were. In the 1980s, Henry Kissinger wished that both sides could lose in the Iran-Iraq War. That’s what I wish for here. I want both sides to loseMore quotes »
Banai: Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sees the nuclear issue in terms of his political survival
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , has been doubling down on his hard-line message that all but rules out the possibility of direct talks with the United States. In the lead-up to the latest round of the so-called six-party talks on Iran's n Read more »
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So-called "red line" both drawn and then crossed by US-Saudi-Israeli axis and their terrorist proxies.
U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. The United Nations independent comm from Wordpress.com: United Nation Read more »
Iran Today: Age, "Sedition", & the Presidential Election
Nikhang Kowsar's vision of Hashemi Rafsanjani and the Supreme Leader in the Presidential election 1c48 After the drama of last-minute candidacies over the weekend, Monday was marked by political skirmishes. The most prominent was the attempt by political from Enduring America Read more »
Rafsanjani is Dangerous
Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s declaration of candidacy for next month’s Iranian presidential election has led some journalists and perhaps diplomats to see hope for change. The Western press has already declared Rafsanjani “a re from The American | American Enterprise Institute Read more »
Rafsanjani Is No Moderate
Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has declared his candidacy for the forthcoming Iranian election, subject to approval of his candidacy from the Guardian Council, a body that determines which candidates are loyal enough to the supreme from Commentary Read more »
Iran Condemns Use Of Chemical Weapons
Iran's foreign minister has condemned the use of chemical weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction. Ali Akbar Salehi made the comments in an interview with Germany's "Der Spiegel" magazine, which was published on May 12. He noted that Iran -- wh from Radio Free Europe Read more »