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Why Are Iranians Using English On Protest Signs?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 8:24am 6/17/2009 at 8:24am

Barack Obama has come under criticism not only for his silence for several days, but also his failure to issue more forceful words of support for the protest movement in Iran.

Others counter that more forceful words of support would be counter productive, that there is no evidence the opposition movement wants...

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Avoiding Doom In Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 4:59pm 6/16/2009 at 4:59pm

There has been much dialogue, including on this blog, about the proper posture for the Obama administration to take with regard to the reform movement and protests in Iran. Many commenters argue that only Iranians can decide what...

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Is A Free Iraq Coming Home To Roost In Iran?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2009 at 6:53pm 6/15/2009 at 6:53pm

In the weeks prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Johns Hopkins Professor and noted Middle East scholar Fouad Ajami wrote that a free Iraq might have a profound impact on neighboring Iran:

It is in the nature of things today, in an Iranian society deeply divided between those who...

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He Who Cannot Stop Talking, Is Silent On Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2009 at 12:14pm 6/15/2009 at 12:14pm

Barack Obama’s proclivity to talk endlessly, particularly on television, has earned the mockery of supporters such as Bill Maher. But on what may be the most important evolving events in a generation, Obama is silent.

As hundreds of thousands of Iranians protest fraudulent elections, and demand reform, Obama and his administration have...

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No Win In Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 15, 2009 at 5:57am 6/15/2009 at 5:57am

The Washington Post reports that the Iranian election outcome is consistent with its polling in Iran prior to the election. Not everyone is convinced by the Post numbers. Nonetheless, while noting the difficulty of polling in Iran, the Post article raises a interesting question.

If the official results are accur...

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The Iran We Wish We Had

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 10:20pm 6/14/2009 at 10:20pm

Jake Tapper reports:

The White House has not issued a statement expressing support for the protestors declaring the election illegitimate. But neither has anyone in the Obama administration said a public word accepting the legitimacy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection.

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The Rooftop Revolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 6:23pm 6/14/2009 at 6:23pm

Via Michael J. Totten (h/t Instapundit). Read Totten’s entire post. It is heartbreaking, particularly the reports that the Iranian people are waiting for encouragement, at least spoken, from the U.S.

Will Obama support the Iranian people, or the Regime? It could make all the difference in the world. Here is the video...

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Ahmadinejad Stole The Election, Just Like Bush

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 2:10pm 6/14/2009 at 2:10pm

I have to say, the left-wing blogosphere has been pretty responsible as relates to the Iranian election fraud.

I’ve followed the posting via Memeorandum by Andrew Sullivan, Matthew Yglesias, Spencer Ackerman, Digby, Hilzoy, and others with whom I normally dis...

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No Hugs For The Iranian Regime

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 9:52am 6/14/2009 at 9:52am

When Barack Obama warmly greeted Hugo Chavez last April, Obama sent a message of despair to Venezuelans who sought freedom from Chavez’s cult of personality. Any hope the Venezuelan opposition had of a near-term reversal of newspaper closings, political imprisonments, street intimidation, and nationalizations, died with that embrace.

Obama must not send...

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ACORN In Iran?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:57am 6/13/2009 at 9:57am

Although most commentators predicted a close election in Iran, the official results show Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a sweeping victory. There are many allegations of election fraud mostly as a result of the failure to require photo...

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Will The Left Apologize To Bolton?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2009 at 9:21am 5/25/2009 at 9:21am

On May 20, 2009, John Bolton wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled “Get Ready for Another North Korean Nuke Test” in which he noted that the complacency of the Obama administration about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions (and Iran’s) was misplaced:

“The curtain is about to rise again on the...

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Passover Is No Time To Wish For The End Of Christian America

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 11:11pm 4/7/2009 at 11:11pm

Posted April 8, 2009

Newsweek magazine’s cover proclaims The Decline and Fall of Christian America, while the article inside the cover proclaims The End...

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Save Roxana Saberi

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 12:22pm 3/22/2009 at 12:22pm

While liberal bloggers like Ezra Klein are busy attacking good people like Ann Althouse, and liberal reporters run a secret JournoList to make sure they have their stories straight, an American reporter is rotting in an Iranian jail.

The full story is at And So It Goes In Shreveport. It is...

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Russian Military Expert Warns Of Iranian Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:09pm 3/12/2009 at 6:09pm

While the Obama administration considers pulling back on continuing to develop technology to provide a missile shield for Europe and beyond, the Iranians have made important developments in missile technology. This is not coming from Chas Freeman’s dreaded Israel lobby, but from a Russian military expert during a March 12, 2009 ...

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Finally, Shoe Thrown At Ahmadinejad

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 7:16am 3/7/2009 at 7:16am

The Guardian is reporting that a protestor threw his shoe at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a visit to the north-western Iranian city of Urumiye:

An Iranian website, Urumiye News, reported that a shoe was hurled at the president as his convoy drove through a central square. Security guards waded into the...

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Transcript of Obama-Putin Negotiations

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 12:03pm 3/3/2009 at 12:03pm

Barack Obama sent a letter to the Russians offering to halt the European missile shield in exchange for Russian help in stopping Iran’s nuclear development. The Russians said thank you for agreeing to halt the missile shield, but we don’t haggle, so you get nothing from us.

Will someone teach Obama some...

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Hollywood Stars Open “Dialogue” With Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 8:04am 2/28/2009 at 8:04am

A delegation of Hollywood stars, headed by Annette Bening, is traveling to Iran to open a dialogue on behalf of the Obama administration:

Thirty-eight years ago, a ping pong team sent by US president Richard Nixon to Beijing opened the door to Communist China. February 27, 2009, president Barack Obama launched...

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