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  • Secretary Of Defenselessness

    02/08/2010 4:53:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 347+ views ^ | February 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Iran: Incredibly, the Bush national security team's sole holdover has announced Peace in Our Time as the only hope against a nuclear Tehran. There is no defense for Secretary Robert Gates. Appearing in Paris with the French defense minister on Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates made an announcement to the world that will astonish our friends and embolden our enemies. "We must still try and find a peaceful way to resolve this issue," Gates said of the never-ending defiance of the free world by Iran's Islamofascist regime as it moves ever closer to becoming a nuclear weapons power. "The...
  • Document: Iran Caught Red-Handed Shipping Arms to Taliban

    06/06/2007 4:47:58 PM PDT · by Danae · 131 replies · 5,303+ views
    The Blotter ^ | 6-6-07 | Brian Ross and Christopher Isham
    NATO officials say they have caught Iran red-handed, shipping heavy arms, C4 explosives and advanced roadside bombs to the Taliban for use against NATO forces, in what the officials say is a dramatic escalation of Iran's proxy war against the United States and Great Britain. "It is inconceivable that it is anyone other than the Iranian government that's doing it," said former White House counterterrorism official Richard Clarke, an ABC News consultant. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stopped short earlier this week of blaming Iran, saying the U.S. did not have evidence "of the involvement of the Iranian government in...
  • Russia hits back at US criticism of Iran arms deal

    12/07/2005 8:43:47 PM PST · by Bald Eagle777 · 19 replies · 559+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 7, 2005 | Reuters [& Louis Charbonneau ]
    Russia has every right to sell arms to Iran, its defense minister said on Wednesday, responding to mounting criticism of a $1 billion deal announced last week. The United States, calling Iran a "state sponsor of terror", said selling weapons to the Islamic Republic did not help the Middle East. "This deal, this contract is absolutely legitimate. Like it or not, it's our affair. There are plenty of things we don't like either," Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said in comments shown on NTV television.
  • The Logic of Force - (remembering George Kennan, a giant of U.S. foreign policy, dead at 101)

    03/29/2005 2:27:22 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 323+ views
    Many people have good ideas, but few live to see those ideas define an era and even win a war. George Kennan did, even though he eventually backed away from the ramifications of his idea. In 1946, as the United States was trying to decide how to deal with the post-World War II world, Kennan weighed in with the famous “Long Telegram” from Moscow. The Soviet Union is “impervious to the logic of reason,” Kennan warned his superiors at the State Department, but “it is highly sensitive to the logic of force.” Thus began the policy of containment -- a...