NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01:  Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, speaks at the United Nations General Assembly on October 1, 2015 in New York City. Netanyahu spoke at length about the nuclear deal with Iran. World leaders gathered for the 70th session of the annual meeting.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

SEYED HOSSEIN MOUSAVIAN – HESAM RAHMANI – Who Benefits Most From a Sabotaged Iran Nuclear Deal

On July 14, 2016, one year after the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actionnuclear deal was struck in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, respective administrations in Iran and the U.S. released statements asserting their commitment towards ensuring the deal’s success. But despite these commitments, the future of the JCPOA is at risk. In the U.S., the Republican-controlled Congress largely opposes President Barack Obama’s …

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Dilip Hiro -The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Undoubtedly, for nearly two decades, the most dangerous place on Earth has been the Indian-Pakistani border in Kashmir. It’s possible that a small spark from artillery and rocket exchanges across that border might — given the known military doctrines of the two nuclear-armed neighbors — lead inexorably to an all-out nuclear conflagration.  In that case the result would be catastrophic. …

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ROBERT HUNZIKER – Fukushima Radiation: a Killer

The cocksure pro-nuclear crowd has trumpeted Fukushima as an example of Mother Nature taking lives because of an earthquake and tsunami; whereas, the power plant accident proves nuclear power can withstand the worst without unnecessary death and illness. All of the deaths (16,000) were the fault of Mother Nature, not radiation. After all, it’s only one year ago that science …

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Lawrence Wittner – American Casualties of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program

When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that these weapons’ vast destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945—at least not yet. But, in reality, it has taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties. This point is borne out by a recently-published study by a team of investigative journalists at McClatchy News. …

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Wayne Madsen – Declassified Documents Reveal Pentagon’s Planned Nuclear Holocaust: “Systemic Destruction” and Annihilation of Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Moscow … Beijing

GR Editor’s Note Publicly available military documents confirm that pre-emptive nuclear war is still on the drawing board  of the Pentagon. Compared to the 1950s, the nuclear weapons are more advanced. The delivery system is more precise. In addition to China and Russia, Iran, Syria and North Korea are targets for pre-emptive nuclear war.   Let us be under no illusions, the …

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FARIBORZ SAREMI – Iran’s Economy

For quite some time the Iranian people have had to endure major hardships resulting from an ailing Iranian economy, internal political bickering and most importantly harsh international sanctions applied by the US and its allies. However, a new sense of hope and optimism was engendered by the election of Rouhani to president in June 2013 and the promise that a …

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Leid Stories – 10.29.15

Whip, Lash: Mainstream Media Gets Outed at Republican Q&A History Redacted: CNN Assists in Tony Blair’s Cleanup on Iraq Invasion A clear winner in the third two-tiered Q&A session (erroneously called a “debate”) Republican presidential candidates had last night was a point made about the role of the media (“liberal” media, two panelists claimed)  in shaping coverage and influencing public …

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Jason Leopold – he CIA Just Declassified the “WMD Document” of the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion

Thirteen years ago, the intelligence community concluded in a 93-page classified document used to justify the invasion of Iraq that it lacked “specific information” on “many key aspects” of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs. But that’s not what top Bush administration officials said during their campaign to sell the war to the American public. Those officials, citing the same classified document, …

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Pepe Escobar – Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran with lies, lies, lies

The Associated Press – with great fanfare – ran an “exclusive” story masquerading what was in fact a glaring propaganda piece, according to which, under the P5+1, UN-ratified nuclear deal with Iran, the country would carry out some of the inspections of its own “sensitive sites.” There was nothing specific in the piece. The crucial document AP alleges to have “seen” was not …

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Noam Chomsky – “The Iranian Threat”

Throughout the world there is great relief and optimism about the nuclear deal reached in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations, the five veto-holding members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany. Most of the world apparently shares the assessment of the U.S. Arms Control Association that “the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action establishes a strong and effective formula …