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Daily Archives: July 24, 2015

Vienna to Munich – Michael Kuttner connects the dots

Who says that history does not repeat itself? As I listened to Barak Obama extol the virtues of the agreement with Iran and heard the chorus of hallelujahs bursting forth from the international choir, I...

Weekly Commentary: Must read! Critical Point No One Making Against Obama Logic for Iran...

Logic for Iran Deal President Obama’s fallback defense for the Iran deal is that if the deal fails - be it in a week or in decades – the United States will always have the same military...

The new Hezbollah: How Israel’s No. 1 enemy is preparing for third Lebanon War

While Israeli intelligence officials believe the Shiite organization is experiencing the most difficult phase in its history after losing some 1,300 fighters in the Syrian battlefields, its leader Nasrallah is only intensifying preparations for...

Iranian FM: Using Ballistic Missiles No Violation of N. Agreement

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran's ballistic missile production and use is no violation of the nuclear agreement between the country and the world powers. "Using the ballistic missiles doesn’t violate the...
Arabs view Dome of the Rock on Jerusalem's Temple MountNati Shohat/Flash 90

In Honor of Tisha B’Av: Palestinians Say Holy Temple Was Roman

The Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership warned of renewed attempts of "extremist settlers" in support of the Israeli government to "break into" the Temple Mount during the Tisha B'Av national day of Jewish mourning (this...
The Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran's capital city

Farblondzhet…writes Michael Kuttner

Yiddish, for those who understand it, is an extremely expressive language which conveys, often in a most graphic manner, a range of emotions suited to any particular situation. Surveying the landscape after last week’s FARKAKTE...
Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Introduction to “Nothing Abides”. Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam

The English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) fortuitously captured two themes in his phrase that serves as my epigraph, "Nor peace within nor calm around." To be sure, Shelley wrote of his inner...

After Nuclear Deal, Iran Announces $2 Billion of Trade Projects With Europe

News reports on Thursday indicated that Iran is already seeing an inflow of trade funds and investment from Europe and other Western countries in the wake of the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and...

July 22, 1015: An Endless Litany

I have been trying to provide you, my readers, with sufficient solid information on the Iran deal so that you can grasp its horrors – without overwhelming you with enormous technical minutiae, which can...

US ‘Stealth’ Bombers Can’t Hide From Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles

US ‘Stealth’ Bombers Can’t Hide From Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles SputnikNews Military & Intelligence 17:50 05.07.2015(updated 18:01 05.07.2015) http://sputniknews.com/military/20150705/1024235797.html Russian anti-aircraft missiles can detect and hit US stealth bombers, Major General Sergei Babakov said, according to Gazeta.ru. Neither the Northdrop B-2...