U.S. to Bomb Iran to Keep Israel From Attacking It?

At Foreign Affairs, three members of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, including the president, Andrew Krepinevich (the author, incidentally, of an eye-opening book: 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century), present...

Iran: No Smoking Gun Found for Ticking Time Bomb

At Foreign Policy, Mark Hibbs, the reporter who helped break the AQ Khan-nuclear black market story and is now with the Carnegie Endowment, writes: The International Atomic Energy Agency’s newest report on Iran’s nuclear program … brings forth...

Iran: Here We Go . . .

Cross-posted from IPS Special Project RightWeb. When the International Atomic Energy Agency released its report this week claiming “credible” evidence that Iran has been seeking to develop a nuclear weapon since at least 2003, the responses of right-wing...

The Phases of the Moon and an Attack on Iran

Cross-posted from Reflexive Fire. They are beating the war drums again for the attack on Iran. Reports are that sometime after the IAEA report (no doubt bought and paid for) comes out on the 9th that we will see Israel initiate the strike and “drag” the US...
Super Stuxnet? U.S., Israel Escalating Malware War Against Iran

Super Stuxnet? U.S., Israel Escalating Malware War Against Iran

Richard Sale, author of Clinton’s Secret Wars, has written an article outlining the escalation of the joint U.S.-Israeli cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear program. A new malware, apparently built off of the Stuxnet worm used against Iran’s centrifuge...

Israelis Beginning to Understand the Consequences of Attacking Iran

972Mag devotes itself to reporting and commentary on Israel and the Palestinian territories. On Friday, October 28, one of its columnists, Larry Derfner, posted about the explosive op-ed that Israeli Nahum Barnea, who he calls “the best-connected, most...

Gilad Shalit’s Release Emboldens Netanyahu’s Iran Mandate

“The ‘Israel will bomb Iran’ meme has been used so often that it doesn’t make much sense to take it serious anymore,” writes Bernhard at Moon of Alabama. “So why even discuss when it, as now, comes up again?” The difference is...
Israel’s 1981 Osirak Attack Poor Precedent for Attacking Iran

Israel’s 1981 Osirak Attack Poor Precedent for Attacking Iran

(Pictured: Osirak after the attack.) Israel’s 1981 attack on Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor is, along with other episodes such as the Six-Day War and Operation Entebbe, is the stuff of Israel’s military legend. Some are citing it as a precedent for...

Israel and Iran: Partners in Plausible Nuclear Deniability

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are known to be champing at the bit to bomb Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities. Even though, as the New York Times reported: . . . former intelligence chief, Meir Dagan. . . . made headlines...