Monthly Archives: February 2011

TAKEN: Iran’s two most prominent opposition figures, Mir-Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi “disappear”

debkafile’s Iranian sources reveal here that both have been secretly jailed at the infamous Parchin prison. Thursday night, Feb. 24, they were taken from their Tehran homes, beaten, concealed in large sacks and carried in armored police vehicles to one … Continue reading

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Krauthammer: “Are we a serious people?”

“Here stand the Democrats, avatars of reactionary liberalism, desperately trying to hang onto the gains of their glory years — from unsustainable federal entitlements for the elderly enacted when life expectancy was 62 to the massive promissory notes issued to … Continue reading

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Iran’s multi-years, multi-billion$ Bushehr Nuke Plant is abandoned as useless.

TEHRAN, Iran — In a major setback to Iran’s nuclear program, technicians will have to unload fuel from the country’s first atomic power plant because of an unspecified safety concern, a senior government official said. The vague explanation raised questions … Continue reading

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“Revolution and the Muslim World”

Revolution and the Muslim World is republished with permission of STRATFOR. “In this case, whatever the cause of the risings, there is no question that radical Islamists will attempt to take advantage and control of them. Why wouldn’t they? It … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: “Jihadist Opportunities in Libya” is republished with permission of STRATFOR.

Member Only Content By Scott Stewart As George Friedman noted in his geopolitical weekly “Revolution and the Muslim World,” one aspect of the recent wave of revolutions we have been carefully monitoring is the involvement of militant Islamists, and their … Continue reading

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For your consideration: $220 a barrel.

“If the turmoil paralyzing parts of the Middle East and North Africa brings oil production in Libya and Algeria to a standstill, it could cause crude oil to explode to $220 a barrel, derailing the global economic recovery. According to … Continue reading

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Iranian warship’s mission to transit the Suez Canal for the first time in 30 years blocked by US Navy.

“The repeated delays and contradictory statements about the two Iranian warships’ transit of the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean is accounted for by a standoff between the Iranian flotilla and five US warships deployed in recent days at the waterway’s … Continue reading

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