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A Thousand Times More Dangerous Than ISIS

Ken Blackwell,  Editor’s Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.  Several years ago, the Israeli satirical series, Latma, produced this funny sketch on the Iranian mullahs’ push for a nuclear bomb. “The bomb, the bomb, I’ll get the bomb. Listen to me, Honey, it ain’t gonna be too long” sings the frolicking mullah in […] Read More →

Acid Attacks on Women Spread Terror in Iran

 Zealots on motorcycles are throwing acid at women whose veils are deemed too loose in the ancient city of Isfahan. Are they defying the law, or enforcing it? Every day before leaving home, Sara stands before the mirror and tightens the knot on her scarf. She has not worn makeup for two weeks and she […] Read More →

Iran’s Message to World: You Need Us to Fight Islamists

 In the fight against Islamic extremists, the commander of Iran’s secretive special forces is turning into an unlikely celebrity. Iranian television published last week a picture of Quds Force Major General Qassem Suleimani on an Iraqi battlefield surrounded by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. That photograph, widely shared on Twitter and other social media, is the latest […] Read More →

Iran dissidents: Tehran continues nuke arms work

 VIENNA — Iranian dissidents say that Tehran is still researching nuclear arms at facilities it relocated to escape detention. The Mujahedin-e Khalk, or MEK, cites Iranian government sources it did not identify. It said Wednesday that Iran’s Organization of Defensive Information and Research, or SPND, moved its most sensitive weapons research to a new Tehran location “in […] Read More →

How Putin is Using ISIS to Help Iran

Cliff Kincaid ,  Former world chess champion and Russian dissident Garry Kasparov tells Yahoo News that Vladimir Putin is “the most dangerous man in the world,” and that he is playing poker on the world stage “while everyone else is playing chess.” In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Kasparov says […] Read More →

Iran digs in on underground nuke facility

 Diplomats are reporting a setback at talks on Iran’s nuclear program, saying Tehran has resumed rejecting U.S. demands it repurpose a uranium enrichment site. They told The Associated Press Monday that Tehran is invoking what it says was an Israeli drone shot down last month near another Iranian enrichment site in arguing that it wants […] Read More →