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Obituary: Robert Conquest

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on August 5, 2015

Few men did more than the historian Robert Conquest to refute the lies of the Soviet Union, undermining its ideology and propaganda, therefore its appeal, and ultimately its regime. 836 mots de plus

Syria

Obama to cast Iran nuclear deal vote in Congress

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is casting a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the United States’ most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics. 751 mots de plus

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Key Senate Democrat Backs Iran Deal - By Gabrielle Levy Aug. 4, 2015 | 4:57 p.m. EDT

Bill Nelson of Florida is considered essential to blocking a veto override when Congress weighs in on the historic nuclear agreement.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, one of the Democrats key to preventing Congress from sinking a deal aimed at stopping Iran from building a nuclear weapon, announced on Tuesday that he will back the agreement. 212 mots de plus

Republican Party

50 new USA Congress people to be taken to israel for indoctrination

AIPAC Taking US Members of Congress to Israel in Effort to Sabotage Iran Deal

The American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF), the educational wing of hardline right-wing pro-Israel lobbying organization the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), is taking all but three freshmen US lawmakers on a tour of Israel, in hopes of turning them against the Iran nuclear deal. 329 mots de plus

USA

John Bolton, the USA's official court jester

Bolton’s Creative Attack on Iran-Nuke Deal

The neocon foes of the Iranian nuclear accord are reaching for any argument imaginable but few have been as creative as John Bolton, a longtime enemy of the UN who fears the Iran deal might somehow erode the principle of Security Council vetoes, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. 947 mots de plus

USA

Saudi Gets Serious in Yemen

The reported deployment of tanks and other armoured vehicles from the United Arab Emirates, which have been seen unloading in Aden over recent days, represents the first major ground involvement by the Arab coalition ranged against the Houthi rebels.

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