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by MARK WEISBROT International Commondreams.org Posted by Bulatlat.com In a visit to Qatar and Saudi Arabia this week, Hillary Clinton said that Iran “is moving toward a military dictatorship,” and continued the administration’s campaign for tougher sanctions against that country. What could America’s top diplomat hope to accomplish with this kind of inflammatory rhetoric? It…

By DILIP HIRO commondreams.org International Posted by Bulatlat.com While the tone of the Obama administration is different from that of its predecessor, and some of its foreign policies diverge from those of George W. Bush, at their core both administrations subscribe to the same doctrine: Whatever the White House perceives as a threat — whether…

By ANTHONY DiMAGGIO Counterpunch Posted by Bulatlat It is worth reflecting on one central question regarding Iran: why does the recent election enjoy so much attention in the U.S.? My research on Iran suggests that Americans’ attention to Iran revolves around two issues. More superficially, much of the Iran focus is motivated by the conflict…

Turning to the future, what can we realistically expect of an Obama administration? We have two sources of information: actions and rhetoric. The most important actions to date are selection of staff. The first selection was for vice-President: Joe Biden, one of the strongest supporters of the Iraq invasion among Senate Democrats, a long-time Washington…

BY THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF PEOPLES’ STRUGGLES London, England DEMOCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat.com Vol. VIII, No. 28, August 17-23, 2008 News coming from Iran indicates an alarming rise in the number of executions and an intensification of the suppression of the progressive popular movements of workers, students and youth, women, national minorities, journalists, intellectuals…

BY WORKERS WORLD www.workers.org ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 26, August 3-9, 2008 Another moment of truth approaches. While Washington finally joined talks with Tehran, Congress is still considering a resolution calling for an air, sea and land blockade of Iran, opening one path to war. What is the relationship between U.S.…