Friday, March 30, 2012

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- March 31, 2012

An Israeli F-16I fighter plane takes off from Ramon Air Base in southern Israel in 2008. Foreign Policy magazine reports that Israel is developing a 'secret staging ground' in Azerbaijan for a possible air attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. Gil Cohen/Reuters/File

Israel, Iran, And The U.S.: Undermining An Ally, Aiding The Enemy -- Benny Avni, New York Post

A campaign of press leaks, led by some Obama administration insiders, is harming Israel’s and America’s ability to act militarily to end Iran’s nuclear quest.

Washington officials and sympathetic media plainly intend the campaign to erode public support for a military attack on Iran’s nuclear installations. But reports on Israeli military methods, capabilities and alliances are actively aiding the Iranian regime.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

What if Israel bombs Iran?
-- Gary Sick, Special to CNN

Attacking Iran: Did US just torpedo Israeli deal for a base in Azerbaijan? -- Brad Knickerbocker, Christian Science Monitor

Iran: The Confidence Game
-- Washington Diarist, New Republic

Hard Line on Iran Places White House in a Bind -- Mark Landler, Thom Shanker, and Helene Cooper, New York Times

Why India is trying to expand trade with Iran -- Rebecca Byerly, Christian Science Monitor

Mideast upheaval knocks Saudi Arabia off balance -- Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times

Arab states redraw the map of alliances after revolutions -- Jamal Khashoggi, The National

Real triumph of Arab League summit: That it happened at all
-- Jane Arraf, Christian Science Monitor

Baghdad’s Last Summit, and the Very, Very Important People Who Never Came -- Yasmine Mousa, New York Times

Ethnic violence belies Balkans peace -- Andrew MacDowall, Christian Science Monitor

Pope's Cuba Visit May Prove Subversive To Castro
-- IBD Editorial

The Terribly Sad True Stories of Lotto Winners -- Jen Doll, The Atlantic

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