Issues / War & Peace
Defending itself is not the only motivation for Iran's retaliation if Israel mounts an airstrike against it.
Sometimes, just when you least expect it, symbolism steps right up and coldcocks you. So how about this headline for - in the spirit of our last president - ushering America's withdrawal from Iraq right over the nearest symbolic cliff: "U.S. empties biggest Iraq base, takes Saddam's toilet." They're talking about Victory Base, formerly - again in the spirit of thoroughly malevolent symbolism - Camp Victory, the enormous American military base that sits at the edge of Baghdad International Airport and that we were never going to leave.
Many Afghans are angry at Pakistan for aiding the Taliban.
The U.S. will likely leave Syria to the Arab League and avoid pressing SCAF over transparency in the upcoming Egyptian elections.
The invasion of Somalia has spillover effects in Kenya.
Not everyone is outraged by the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
Tehran denies that the rash of explosions its gas pipelines and oil refineries have suffered is the result of sabotage.
No matter how you look at it, the evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons just doesn't exist.
Does JSOC itself actually carry out missions in Iran in tandem with Iranian resistance forces?
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak may not be as gung-ho to attack Iran as thought.