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May 28, 2011

Dawn of Democracy?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,In The News - 28 May 2011

2011 has been a remarkable year in world politics. Never before in recent history have there been so many examples in quick succession of citizens rising up against their governments. Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and Syria have all witnessed political …

April 30, 2010

Obama: Support Iran’s pro-Democracy Movement

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 30 Apr 2010

Subsequent to the June 9 elections tarred by fraud, a poorly-known organization further increased its power in Iran. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini created the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (“Pasdaran” or “IRGC”) following the 1979 Islamic Revolution to safeguard …

June 28, 2009

Iran: Green Hits the Streets

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,In The News - 28 Jun 2009

For the Iranian people everything begins on June 12, 2009, with their 10th presidential election since the 1979 Islamic Revolution: the challenge was between the outgoing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the opposition’s leader, Hossein Moussavi.

May 28, 2009

Carter Administration’s Dilemma: Iran’s Theocracy

Filed under: Featured Conservative,History - 28 May 2009

These were the words uttered by the distraught Shah of Iran when, grieving, he reflected on his downfall just before his demise in exile. The tormented former “King of Kings” ardently nurtured a deep-rooted conviction that the Carter Administration, …

July 8, 2008

Obama’s Jimmy Carter Disaster

During the 1970′s, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had acceded to the monarchist governmental leadership role present throughout Iran’s history, implemented economic, educational and social reforms. In 1978, in the midst of democratic reforms, the Shah and the Iranian …

November 18, 2007

Showdown for Ataturk’s Republic

In early October, members of the separatist Kurdish Workers’ Party (“PKK”) stationed in northern Iraq, instigated a clandestine military attack, which led to twelve casualties. This attack is a minuscule part of a spate of intensified attacks by the Kurdish …

November 11, 2007

Assassinating Commando Pervez Musharraf

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 11 Nov 2007

After the advent of the September 11th attacks, General Perez Musharraf’s militaristic regime, metamorphosed into a stalwart cohort of the U.S.-led war on terror. Confounding conventional wisdom, the Pakistani government cut financial, cultural and military ties to the Taliban, supplied …

August 31, 2007

The Carter Fraud-Administration

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,History - 31 Aug 2007

In the mid twentieth century, US-Iran relations prospered. Many Americans celebrated Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as a model king. President Lyndon B. Johnson pronounced in 1964: “What is going on in Iran is about the best thing going on …

June 30, 2007

America needs another Ronald Reagan..

The closer we approach the 2008 elections, the more I realize America needs another Ronald Reagan. Someone everyone knows, someone everyone likes, someone who is conservative and someone who can both win the election and manage to hold the Presidency …

May 7, 2007

The Soviet Union is Rising in China

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 07 May 2007

The United States preoccupation with the grave situation in the Middle East has metamorphosed into a grand opportunity for Beijing. Once thought of as the “sick man of Asia” with land confiscated by the British, Dutch, Germans and Japanese, …

March 17, 2007

In Latin America: ‘Death to Uncle Sam’

Recently President Bush went on a six nation South American tour, a region to which both the Clinton and Bush administrations have failed to spend sufficient time and resources. His visit was a progressive move in the right direction but …

December 3, 2006

Democracy 0, Extremists 1

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 03 Dec 2006

After the 2003 US-led military invasion of Iraq, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei summoned a war council in Tehran where Iranian officials adopted several initiatives to secure Iran’s short term and long term interests. Iranian security services suggested …

October 4, 2006

The Lion Prowls in Afghanistan

Filed under: Featured Conservative,War On Terror - 04 Oct 2006

In 1996, funded financially and backed morally by their allies in Pakistan, the Taliban (“Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”) emerged as the prominent force in Afghanistan after the war against the Soviet Union and the fall of the corrupt communist …

August 30, 2006

The March of ‘God’s Army’

Filed under: War On Terror - 30 Aug 2006

Hezbollah was founded in 1982 with a manifesto of driving Israel out of Lebanon and creating an Iranian-Style Islamic Republic in the multi-religious nation. The organization receives one hundred million dollars annually from the Iranian government to pursue their religious …

July 12, 2006

Battle Hymns Of The Madmen In Tehran

After the 1979 Islamic Revolution a little known clandestine Islamist group remerged from the ashes. Formed in 1953 with a radically anti-Bahai and anti-Sunni ideology the Hojjatiehs flourished during the Revolution that ousted the Shah. The fiery, respected Sheik …

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