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  1. MinnesotaSmith

    INTL How fragile is Iran's regime? By David Goldman

    This is the guy who wrote the VERY well-done 2011 book How Civilizations Die (and why Islam is dying too) so I take him very seriously. More about him from Liberalpedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_P._Goldman#Books Link to another of his books: RVP Publishers...
  2. auxman

    BRKG ***CONFIRMED... Iran's Qassem Soleimani killed in US airstrike*** (i.e. BUCKLE UP!) - Iran counterattacks

    Unconfirmed, but numerous reports are flying that Qasem Soleimani, head of the IRGC, was sent to Allah after being taken out in the missile attack outside Baghdad International Airport. View: https://twitter.com/BaxtiyarGoran/status/1212895016496050176
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    INTL 40 years on, Iranians recall 1979 US Embassy hostage crisis

    https://apnews.com/352409d3e9c34179a0fe9402a7254014 By NASSER KARIMI and ARON HELLER November 1, 2019 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For those who were there, the memories are still fresh, 40 years after one of the defining events of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, when protesters seized the U.S. Embassy...
  4. MinnesotaSmith

    WAR 1955 U.S./Iran friendship treaty still legally in effect

    Lots of links in original. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/america-iran-still-friends-according-little-known-treaty-16524 June 9, 2016 America and Iran: Still Friends, According to This Little-Known Treaty A 1955 deal that's still in force—and still important. by Farshad Kashani "Iran...
  5. Doomer Doug

    PREP Anybody else now doing some expedited preparation shopping?

    I realize that here at Timebomb we are addicted to doom porn:kaid: and see the end of the world on a monthly basis, but I have to say personally I have not felt the level of chaos around me, and the need for me to ramp up my preps in response to that feeling. It has been a long time since I...
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    WAR AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets

    Hummm...... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.apnews.com/0d4dcaab0e134cf6a1c6ce6be3b7b6a8 AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets By RAPHAEL SATTER today LONDON (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions...
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    INTL U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

    Well with everything else going on this got missed..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-satellite-idUSKBN1AC1YY #SCIENCE NEWS JULY 27, 2017 / 5:46 AM / 12 HOURS AGO U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution...
  8. Melodi

    WAR Iran seizes Saudi Arabian fishing boat and arrests crew as tensions escalate in Persian Gu

    Iran seizes Saudi Arabian fishing boat and arrests crew as tensions escalate in Persian Gulf Riyadh, along with other Arab governments, has severed ties with Qatar, citing its support of Iran as one of the main reasons for the move The Independent Online iran-navy-revolutionary-guard.jpg A...
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    GOV/MIL The New York Times Just Outed The CIA’s Top Iran Spy

    Merde.... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/02/new-york-times-just-outed-cia-chief-iran/#.WTHg1v4tocB.twitter The New York Times Just Outed The CIA’s Top Iran Spy June 2, 2017 By Bre Payton In an article published Friday, The New...
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    OP-ED Learning To Live With Nuclear Weapons, Long Term - Vice Adm. Robert Monroe USN (Ret.)

    Hummm..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/learning-to-live-with-nuclear-weapons-long-term/ Commentary Learning To Live With Nuclear Weapons, Long Term ROBERT R. MONROE 2/28/2017 Now that President Obama's "world...
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    INTL Iran to work on nuclear-powered marine vessels after U.S. 'violation' of deal

    For those who don't see the significance of this, the only "legitimate" use of weapons grade HEU or Pu is for marine/naval propulsion per the Non-Proliferation Treaty....Instant "break out" capacity, same as Brazil with its nuclear submarine program and full fuel cycle.... For links see article...
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    OP-ED Want to renegotiate the Iran deal? Much harder than it looks

    Hummm..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.lawfareblog.com/want-renegotiate-iran-deal-much-harder-it-looks OMPHALOS Want to renegotiate the Iran deal? Much harder than it looks By Richard Nephew Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:30 PM Editor's Note: This...
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    LEGAL Feds used child porn ruse to build case against firm suspected of illegal trade with Iran

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-iran-porn-sting-20160516-snap-story.html Feds used child porn ruse to build case against firm suspected of illegal trade with Iran By Greg Moran May 17, 2016, 7:00 AM Reporting from San Diego...
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    ALERT Iran preparing to conduct new space launch this weekend (3/12/16)

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/12/iran-preparing-to-conduct-new-space-launch-this-weekend.html Iran Iran preparing to conduct new space launch this weekend By Lucas Tomlinson ·Published March 12, 2016 · FoxNews.com...
  15. Doomer Doug

    INTL IRAN AND CHINA NOW LINKED BY RAIL

    Iran and China have created a rail link called the "New Silk Road," to carry freight on trains from Eastern China to Iran. China has also allocated $62 Billion dollars for infrastructure projects in both the Middle East and Southeast Asia. When combined with the massive Chinese development...
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    INTL Confirmed: Iran and Russia to Co-Produce Su-30 Fighter Jet

    Well this is an interesting turn...... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/confirmed-iran-and-russia-to-co-produce-su-30-fighter-jet/ Confirmed: Iran and Russia to Co-Produce Su-30 Fighter Jet Iran’s defense minister revealed that Tehran...
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    OT/MISC Book Review: The Iran-Iraq War by Pierre Razoux, translated by Nicholas Elliott

    Long.......... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n03/joost-hiltermann/chemical-wonders Vol. 38 No. 3 · 4 February 2016 Chemical Wonders Joost Hiltermann The Iran-Iraq War by Pierre Razoux, translated by Nicholas Elliott Harvard, 640 pp...
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    OP-ED Iran and Saudi Arabia: Where Does the United States Really Stand?

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-conroy/iran-and-saudi-arabia-whe_b_9017944.html Rebecca Conroy Become a fan Artist, Writer, Mother, Stylist Email Iran and Saudi Arabia: Where Does the United States Really Stand? Posted...
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    BRKG Reporter Jason Rezaian and others to be freed in prisoner swap with Iran

    Just announced on Fox News..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/world-leaders-gather-in-anticipation-of-ending-iran-sanctions/2016/01/16/6c48f746-bc4b-11e5-829c-26ffb874a18d_story.html Post reporter Jason Rezaian...
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    BRKG Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Missile Attack on Its Embassy in Yemen

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-07/iran-says-saudi-missile-attack-damages-embassy-in-yemen Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Missile Attack on Its Embassy in Yemen by Nafeesa Syeed January 7, 2016 — 3:40 AM PST - Embassy...
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    INTL Iran, France to Pursue Aviation, Auto Deals at Paris Talks

    Follow the money..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/11/11/world/europe/ap-eu-france-iran.html?_r=0 Europe Iran, France to Pursue Aviation, Auto Deals at Paris Talks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NOV. 11, 2015, 4:51 P.M. E.S.T...
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    GOV/MIL 10/18/2015 - Iran Nuclear Deal Formally Adopted by Obama Administration

    IRAN REJECTS OBAMA’S IRAN NUKE PACT, WRITES OWN ‘DEAL’ TO DISARM ISRAEL Started by Be Well‎, 10-14-2015 01:00 PM http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?477175-IRAN-REJECTS-OBAMA’S-IRAN-NUKE-PACT-WRITES-OWN-‘DEAL’-TO-DISARM-ISRAEL Iran tests new precision-guided ballistic missile...
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    TRANS Iranian plane lands safely after part of engine falls off

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://apnews.myway.com/article/20151015/ml--iran-plane-incident-03da2f3172.html Iranian plane lands safely after part of engine falls off Oct 15, 8:07 AM (ET) BY NASSER KARIMI TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian passenger plane safely...
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    BRKG Iran tests new precision-guided ballistic missile

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/11/us-iran-military-missiles-idUSKCN0S505L20151011 Business | Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:21am EDT Related: World, United Nations, Aerospace & Defense Iran tests new precision-guided ballistic...
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    OP-ED Why Do So Many People Want So Little From the Agreemnet With Iran?

    Hummm........ For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/15/why-do-so-many-people-want-so-little-from-the-agreement-with-iran/ Voice Why Do So Many People Want So Little From the Agreement With Iran? Across the political spectrum, pundits —...
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    GOV/MIL US Senator Backs B-1 Bombers for Israel

    Well this is going to rattle a few cages to put it mildly.....:eek: For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/strike/2015/09/02/us-senator-backs-b-1-bombers-israel/71600786/ US Senator Backs B-1 Bombers for Israel By Barbara...
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    OP-ED Is Turkey Going Nuclear?

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.the-american-interest.com/2015/08/25/is-turkey-going-nuclear/ Published on: August 25, 2015 Dealing with Iran Is Turkey Going Nuclear? Aaron Stein Comments 3 Ankara’s take on the Iran deal isn’t what the superficial...
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    OP-ED A Shakespearean Middle East's Strangest Bedfellows

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2015/08/06/a_shakespearean_middle_easts_strangest_bedfellows_111359.html August 6, 2015 A Shakespearean Middle East's Strangest Bedfellows By Aaron David Miller In Shakespeare's The Tempest, Act...
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    INTL Russia reassures Israel over Iran nuclear deal

    I figured this rated its own thread..... Now here's a "Hummmm......." For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/30/us-iran-nuclear-russia-israel-idUSKCN0Q41UQ20150730 World | Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:14am EDT Related: World Russia...
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    INTL After Iran Deal, US Says Ready For 'Authentic, Credible' Negotiations With North Korea

    Oh man, they aren't even waiting for the microphones to cool off. If you think this Iran agreement is an opener to a "big hot mess", this just about cinches a trifecta with Ukraine added to things..... For links see article source..... Posted for fair use...
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    OT/MISC Iran's Urban Future: Tehran and Beyond

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.newgeography.com/content/004898-irans-urban-future-tehran-and-beyond Iran's Urban Future: Tehran and Beyond by Matthew Stevenson 04/21/2015 With Iranian-American nuclear relations back on the front burner — make that front...
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    BRKG P5+1 + Iran Announces Reaching Solutions on Key Parameters for Agreement

    Announcement now..... ETA: Iran gets sanctions relaxed in exchange facilities get converted to research from production. ETA 1: This is not a finalized agreement but an agreement on what they're going to talk about agreeing to.
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    OP-ED A Farewell to Arms Control Treaties

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=12017 A farewell to arms control treaties Clifford D. May Friday March 20, 2015 The comedienne Lily Tomlin used to say, "No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to...
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    CRISIS Senator: Obama should not bypass Congress on Iran deal via UNSC

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/03/12/4423707/senator-obama-should-not-bypass.html Senator: Obama should not bypass Congress on Iran deal By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press March 12, 2015 Updated 2 hours ago WASHINGTON — The chairman...
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    WAR New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/new-docs-reveal-osama-bin-ladens-secret-ties-iran_868678.html New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. 12:27 PM, Feb 27...
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    OP-ED Attorney Alan Dershowitz: Iran Is A Greater Threat Than ISIS

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/02/27/attorney-alan-dershowitz-iran-is-a-greater-threat-than-isis/ Attorney Alan Dershowitz: Iran Is A Greater Threat Than ISIS February 27, 2015 12:17 PM Dom Giordano Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 12...
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    OP-ED The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective

    For links see article source..... Posted for fair use..... http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/the-russian-iranian-military-cooperation-agreement-another-perspective/ The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective Could oil price fears be driving Moscow to play the role of spoiler? By...
  38. Suzieq

    GOV/MIL Obama Writes Secret Letter to Iranian Leader Urging Him to Join Fight against ISIS

    (This is huge news) US President Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Yuri Gripas) *United States President Barack Obama secretly wrote last month to the leader of Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, in hopes of having the Ayatollah Khamenei join America’s fight against the so-called Islamic...
  39. Tuvia Bielski

    OP-ED Iran is not a sovereign state

    I would like to parse the word sovereign because it is used frequently to legitimize the Iranian (and other) government's right to possess nuclear weapons. From Merriam Webster: In the context of this discussion the term "sovereign" or "sovereignty" means to hold power over a state. Clearly...
  40. skip8

    WAR Must Hear Interview: Jim Rickards - War With Iran has Begun, Gold to Break $2,000

    This is discussed on Dennis' 'Warning' Thread, but not sure if everyone knows about the actual interview: A VERY IMPORTANT LISTEN. Jim Rickards Saturday, January 14, 2012 [At the link above, click on the Grey QuickTime Play Button below the picture mosaic in the center.]
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