Fareed Zakaria's Breakthrough: Saudi Sponsorship of Terrorism

Fareed Zakaria has published at the Washington Post and declared on CNN that:

"Almost every terrorist attack in the West has had some connection to Saudi Arabia. Virtually none has been linked to Iran."

His column of May 25 is a significant breakthrough. He is a mainstream media spokesperson. He's speaking the truth. And he's still alive.

Iran election, good news

Hoping this is good news, I find it important to contemplate that elections themselves, especially in countries where women can vote, are such a contrast to Saudi Arabia's total dictatorship. Even if Iran is not a democracy, it has moved in the direction of becoming one, or so it seems.

Pahlavi Redux?

The US has a very bad habit of running aroound overthrowing foreign governments, overtly, covertly, directly, or, preferably, by proxy. It almost always has multiple motives and goals when it does so. There is usually a plan, generally half-assed and poorly thought out, but a plan all the same. It also usually has a replacement government in mind. One or more aspects of the plan usually require a puppet or sympathetic government.

"Super Bunker Buster Bombs Fast Tracked for Possible Use Against Iran and North Korea Nuclear Programs"

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Is there any way to stop this?

The above title is from an article written in 2009.

"The Pentagon is accelerating by three years plans for a super bunker buster, the GBU-57A/B or Massive Ordnance Penetrator or MOP, a powerful new bomb aimed squarely at the underground nuclear facilities of Iran and North Korea."

Mike Flynn Aljazeera interview with Mehdi Hasan, 2015

I take some hope from this interview of Michael Flynn by Mehdi Hasan. It's almost an hour long, separated into 2 halves, so that persons interested in war and peace can think about the first half before contemplating the second half, which focuses on Iran.

I saw the interview earlier this week after reading Seymour Hersh's 2015 article about the Joint Chiefs' efforts to communicate with Assad: