Iran, Israel prepare for war

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israel’s Home Front Command on Thursday held a nationwide drill simulating missile attacks on the Jewish state, just days after a report indicated that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were preparing for war. Air raid sirens blared in Jerusalem and across northern Israel Thursday morning in a test of the warning system.…

The Iran problem

BY DoDBUZZ— Iran is a national security problem that never seems to go away and pops up everywhere you look. The Iranians say they’ve captured a secret American spy drone. The Iranians are meddling in Iraq. The Russians are mad about the European missile defense system — which the U.S. and its allies want to…

Iranian end game

BY MICHAEL RUBIN, NATIONAL REVIEW— For almost a third of a century, the Islamic Republic of Iran has confounded American presidents. It has taken hostages, conducted terrorism, undermined the Middle East peace process, and worked unrelentingly to become a nuclear power and develop missiles with global reach. Tehran might frustrate American officials, but its tactics…

What the storming of the British embassy in Tehran tells us

BY MICHAEL RUBIN, FOX NEWS— Hardline Iranian students stormed the British embassy in Tehran this morning, smashing windows and burning the British flag. The students, protesting the latest British sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic as a result of its nuclear defiance, demanded Tehran break relations with London. Rather than protect the embassy, Iranian security…

Awash in rumors of war

BY STAN GOODENOUGH— ‘Mysterious explosion rocks Iranian city of Isfahan’ – The Jerusalem Post, November 28, 2011, 19:30 For weeks Israelis have been greeted – almost every day – with headlines sounding the ticking clock that is measuring the minutes toward war. Other things – for us, relative trivia, but indicative of growing global chaos…