Iran

The Next War?

Featured image It is very likely the case that the next major war has started. No—I don’t mean the Russia-Ukraine War, which could yet spread to the rest of Europe if we’re unlucky. I mean the Israel-Iran War. It has been said that Israel and Iran have been at open war for some time now. (Actually, Iran and the U.S. have likewise been at war since 1979, though don’t tell John Kerry.) »

The madness of Slow Joe, Iran edition (15)

Featured image The mullahs has reportedly removed 27 cameras intended to let the IAEA think it is monitoring their dearly beloved nuclear program. The IAEA has gone so far as to censure Iran over its lack of cooperation with nuclear inspectors. President Obama wanted us to believe that the Supreme Leader had issued a fatwa against nuclear weapons, but no one is pushing that line anymore. The stupidity is too damn high. »

Another IRGC man done gone

Featured image IRGC Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodayari was assassinated yesterday Sunday in broad daylight outside his home by two men on a motorcycle who rode off into the sunset. Iran blamed the assassination on “elements linked to the global arrogance,” which the Times of Israel’s story translates as “the term for the United States and its allies including Israel.” I think Iran is fingering Israel, but they don’t want to let the »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (14)

Featured image Gabriel Noronha has some ideas about how Congress might be able to bollix up the nightmarish Iran deal in the making. So long as Nancy Pelosi rules the Democrats control Congress, it’s not going to happen. However, he adds, “it would only take Republican control of one chamber of Congress to dismantle a fledgling deal next year—which is precisely what top Republicans are planning to do.” Noronha is a former »

What it is ain’t exactly clear

Featured image We’ve been following the astounding operation run in Washington, D.C. here (April 7), here (April 8), and here (by John, also April 8). Today I want to add the memorandum in support of the continued detention of the accused operators, Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali (embedded below). John commented on it in the third linked post. Please pause over the text of the memorandum and the photographs included in it. »

There’s Something Happening Here…

Featured image Scott has been writing about the strange case of the two men “of Washington, D.C.” who are under arrest, having purported to be high-level Department of Homeland Security agents. The men are Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali, which might give the politically incorrect some ideas. News reports indicate that they “compromised” four Secret Service agents, although my understanding is that this simply means that those agents accepted gifts from them. »

Operation Secret Service

Featured image Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali were arrested on Wednesday for impersonating federal officers. Arraigned yesterday, they await a detention hearing this today. Following the arrests the FBI searched five apartment units and three vehicles where agents found multiple firearms, law enforcement equipment, servers, and hard drives. The two men appear rather obviously to have been running a lavish operation intended to penetrate the Secret Service, at the least, on behalf »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (13)

Featured image Iran’s ruling mullahs are intent on inflicting maximum humiliation on President Biden as he seeks to bless, fund, and facilitate their nuclear program. They will not meet with our diplomats face to face. They relegate the administration to interlocutors including the friends of Vladimir Putin in Vienna. Twilight Zone has nothing on the Biden administration. In the latest development out of Vienna, AFP reports: “Iran says it will return to »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (12)

Featured image With the world focused on Vladimir Putin’s effort to appropriate Ukraine for Russia, the Biden administration has devoted itself to an arrangement that would fund and facilitate Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons in the name of doing the opposite. The administration has relied on the servants of Vladimir Putin to work out the details with the Iranians insofar as they refuse to treat directly with us. That is okay with »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (11)

Featured image The Biden administration’s efforts to arrive at another deal with Iran are beyond absurd. They belong in a Twilight Zone preface. “You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a land of delusion, self-abasement, suicidal ideation, and madness disguised as statecraft. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Twilight Zone!” Barak Ravid supplies the material for »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (10)

Featured image In her JNS column on the Biden administration’s imminent deal with Iran, Melanie Phillips concludes: “Its’s hard to believe, but through its double-dealing with both Russia and Iran, America is now working with a lethal enemy of the west — to empower a lethal enemy of civilization.” That has been my point in this series, though I am afraid that isn’t the half of it. Foundation for the Defense of »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (9)

Featured image We have been tracking the contradictions, incoherence, and madness of President Biden’s imminent deal with Iran in this series. Adam Kredo presents a striking example in the Washington Free Beacon story “New Iran Agreement Would Let Russia Cash in on $10 Billion Contract To Build Nuclear Sites.” Subhead: “Biden admin will waive sanctions so Russia can build contested nuclear plant.” Kredo reports: Russia’s top state-controlled energy company is set to »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (8)

Featured image I have on a few occasions in this series assessed with moderate confidence that the Russian wrinkle in the conclusion of our imminent nuclear deal with Iran will be ironed out. The Biden administration has of course relied on its friends in the Putin regime to work out the deal with Iran on our behalf and then, at the last minute, insisted that it needed an accommodation regarding sanctions. As »

Message from the mullahs

Featured image The AP reports on the message from the mullahs that landed in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan province: “Iran has claimed responsibility for a missile barrage that struck early Sunday near a sprawling U.S. consulate complex in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, saying it was retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria that killed two members of its Revolutionary Guard….Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said on its website that it launched the »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (7)

Featured image Is there hope for a deus ex machina to disrupt the imminent surrender of the United States to the genocidal maniacs of Iran? John Iris and Francois Murphy report for Reuters that “Iran nuclear talks stumble over unresolved Russian demands.” Russia is instrumental to our surrender. I assess with moderate confidence that the stumble will be rectified. Marc Rod reports for Jewish Insider that a dozen House Dems have expressed »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (6)

Featured image The Biden administration is working overtime to fund and facilitate Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons and otherwise enhance its evil machinations. These would be the fruits of the arrangement it seeks to finalize with the Iranian regime. A certain kind of madness drives it. Tom Rogan opens a window on the measures undertaken by the administration to foster an era of good feelings with Iranian murderers in his March »

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (5)

Featured image Caroline Glick covers our imminent arrangement with Iran in her Newsweek column “Biden Shatters Israel’s Delusions.” She provides a handy summary of the gathering storm (please forgive the long quote): [L]ast Wednesday, Gabriel Noronha, a former Iran specialist at the State Department, published details of the concessions Malley has already agreed to on his Twitter feed. Noronha wrote that he received the details of the U.S. concessions from his former »