Despite #Putin claims, defeating #ISIS in #Syria not a priority

18 Jan 640px-Vladimir_Putin-6

Aleppo was not a center of activity or control of ISIS.

Dank je #Rotterdam, Danke Schön #Berlin, Merci beaucoup #Paris

11 Jan

For showing solidarity with the people of Israel over the recent terror attack in Jerusalem which the took the lives of four innocent Israelis.

We appreciate your support, and sincerely thank you for it.

Today, the people of Tehran did not only bury Rafsanjani- ​امروز مردم تهران فقط رفسنجانی رو به خاک نسپردند

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With repeated chants against the regime’s often lying propaganda channel (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting – IRIB), they also buried what little remained of its tarnished image.

با شعار های مختلف علیه کانال تبلیغاتی و دروغگو صدا و سیما, آبروی کمی که از این شبکه مونده بود هم امروز دفن شد.


In 2011, using military means, #Iran regime tried scuttle #Obama outreach

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No one in the post revolutionary history of the Islamic Republic of Iran tried as hard as Obama to improve ties with both the regime and the government in Tehran. This scared some hardliners, who live off animosity towards the US in order to divert attention from massive corruption and mismanagement at home. Other hardliners saw Obama’s outreach as a sign of weakness. Both reasons could explain why in 2011 Iran hardliners risked conflict with the US by directing proxy attacks against US forces in Iraq which cost American lives.

According to today’s (must read) article in the Washington Post:

The Iranian-supplied rockets were raining down on Gen. James N. Mattis’s troops throughout the spring and summer of 2011 with greater and greater intensity. Six American soldiers were killed by a volley in eastern Baghdad in early June.

The report then goes on to state:

A few weeks later, three more Americans died in a similar strike, driving the monthly death toll to 15. It was the worst month for U.S. troops in Iraq in more than two years, and Iran’s proxies
were vowing more rockets and more bloodshed.

And this wasn’t the only time. In October 2011 it was discovered that the Iranian regime had been planning to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, a move which would also have risked US lives and a US reaction, had it succeeded.

Such risky military adventurism by the Iranian regime during Obama’s term as president are a clear sign of how reluctant the Iranian regime was to improve relations. So reluctant in fact, that it was willing to risk escalation in hostilities, which could potentially have lead to military confrontation.

Such new developments also further undermine the theory of “Israelization” of US’s Iran policy by Trita Parsi. A theory which as he explained is based on the notion that among all the factors, when it comes to the most powerful reason why the US views the Iranian regime with hostility, it is Israel and “Israelization” of US policy towards Iran in the Congress. And not the killing of US soldiers, kidnappings of US citizens and the tortured relationship between the US and Iran such as the 1979 hostage crisis which had nothing to do with Israel.

عواقب محکوم شدن گروهبان اسرائیلی الور آزاریا

5 Jan elorazaria
در این مصاحبه در مورد عواقب محکوم شدن گروهبان  اسرائیلی الور آزاریا و دیدگاه های مختلف در اسرائیل به تصمیم دادگاه با علی همدانی از رادیو بی بی سی فارسی گفتگو کردم.  امیدوارم که جالب و مفید باشه.

In Tel Aviv: celebrating #Netanyahu being investigated on suspicion of fraud

3 Jan netan-small

استقلال, آزادی, جمهوری اسلامی

29 Dec tehran_air

بعضی از شهروندان حکومتی که برای مردم سوریه, لبنان, عراق, یمن و فلسطین میخواهد عدالت بیاورد…