Friday, December 30, 2011

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- December 30, 2011

The Coming War With Iran -- Reza Kahlili, The Washington Times

Regional chaos might count as a win for the mullahs.

Iran’s tyrannical leaders, determined to make the Islamic regime a nuclear-armed state, are preparing for war. That’s exactly what the United States and Israel might have to deliver, and soon. @-Text.rag:Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the Revolutionary Guards in May to speed up the regime’s nuclear-bomb program and arm its missiles with nuclear warheads. Now, sources reveal, Ayatollah Khamenei has ordered the guards to prepare for war.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Iran could disrupt but not halt oil traffic in strait and would pay heavy price, analysts say -- Lee Keath, Chicago Tribune/AP
Iran adept at chipping away at bigger enemies, analysts say -- Jim Michaels, USA Today
Are U.S., Iran headed for confrontation? -- David Jackson, USA Today
Dangerous mix: Iranian oil and U.S. sanctions -- Vali Nasr, Special to CNN
Iran and the Strait -- New York Times editorial
Iran’s Imperfect Trap for Obama -- Meir Javedanfar, The Diplomat

North Korea’s human rights abuses must end -- Kim Moon-soo, Washington Post

Glossy fa├žades can’t hide an Indian spring
-- John Pilger, New Statesman

Stomping on human rights in Egypt -- David J. Kramer, Washington Post

What’s Obama’s Plan B after Arab League monitors?
-- Tony Badran, NOW Lebanon

The Less Israel Says About Syria, the Better
-- Jay Bushinsky, Jerusalem Post

In His First Interview, Saif al-Islam Says He Has Not Been Given Access to a Lawyer -- Fred Abrahams, The Daily Beast

No more military custody for al-Qaeda fighters -- Philip Mudd, Washington Post

Russia pulling ahead in the Arctic -- Michael Byers, Toronto Star

In Europe, Change Just Means More Of The Same -- Victor Davis Hanson, IBD Editorial

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