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The John Bolton’s Effect on Global Security

John Bolton, who last year was blocked from regularly visiting the White House, will become President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser in 14 months, granting the unpredictable commander in chief unfettered access to the former U.N. ambassador’s brashly hawkish and interventionist ideas. By – Paul D. Shinkma Since Trump tweeted the announcement late Thursday – reportedly surprising National Security Council staff – advisers have ...

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Sweden ‘Starves Out’ Christian Asylum Seeker From Iran, While Letting Former ISIS Fighters Get Jobs

A Christian refugee from Iran seeking asylum in Sweden has not only been denied her request, but forced out of her job, while former fighters with the Islamic State (ISIS) have been granted that asylum. Christian asylum seekers in Sweden reported 512 religiously motivated acts of violence against them, mostly at the hands of Muslim migrants. By – Tyler O’Neil  Aideen ...

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Saudi crown prince: Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei is “very much like Hitler”

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince tells Norah O’Donnell his country would get its own nuclear bomb as soon as possible if Iran were to develop a nuclear weapon. Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke to O’Donnell,  co-host of CBS This Morning, for his first American television interview.  By – cbsnews.com An excerpt from the interview, in which the crown prince also compares Iran‘s ...

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Good Night, and Good Luck: Freedom of speech in Sweden

At the center of the movie “Good Night, and Good Luck” is legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow. Murrow was one of the first reporters who started in-depth interviews on his show “Person To Person,” where he interviewed everybody from politicians to movie stars. The movie can be seen both as a historical account of McCarthyism in the United States, but ...

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Iran’s Most Famous General Is More Popular Than President

The head of Iran’s most secretive, elite force has become increasingly popular at home as he helps expand Tehran’s influence through military victories by allies across the Middle East. By – Tom O’Connor Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the expeditionary Quds Force branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), enjoyed a “very favorable” view among 67.7 percent of Iranians, according ...

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Iran threatens to ‘raze Tel Aviv to the ground’

IRAN has vowed to destroy Tel Aviv if Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu carries out his recent threats to launch military action against the Islamic republic as simmering tensions in the Middle East reach boiling point. By – express.co.uk Angry exchanges between the two countries have intensified recently with the bitter Syrian war spilling over into a wider proxy fight and Iran’s ...

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Iran: Acting North Korean, Speaking Swedish

For the past decade, February, part of which coincides with the month of Bahman on the Iranian calendar, has been marked by febrile political activities in Iran under the Khomeinist regime. February 1 marks the anniversary of the late ayatollah’s return to Tehran after 16 years in exile. And February 11, regarded as the crescendo of the Iranian Revolution, marks ...

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99.99% of Muslims are Peaceful

Have you ever wondered what percentage of Muslims are peaceful?  Thirty percent?  Fifty?  Seventy?  Eighty? Wrong! The actual number is 99.99%! By – Ed Straker That comes from an op-ed-writer at the New York Times named Mustafa Umar, an imam of the Islamic Institute of Orange County, California. Iman Umar, or “Sheik,” as he is called by his congregants, writes how his congregation has been terrorized by ...

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U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Autonomy in Syria

A plan to create a new American-backed, Kurdish-led border force in northeastern Syria has raised alarms in the region that the United States may be helping to cement an autonomous Kurdish enclave that could further divide the country. By – Anne Barnard  The 30,000-strong force, vehemently opposed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and the Syrian government, could also ignite a new phase ...

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UN precedent shows Sweden’s Wallstrom wrong to oppose Security Council meeting on Iran

While Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström questioned the justification for a Security Council meeting on the deadly Iran protests, past practice demonstrates that it addresses concerns about domestic situations in which repressive regimes attack their own citizens and deny them civil rights. By – unwatch.org Wallström should not be giving Iran a free pass on human rights violations.  At least 21 protesters have ...

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