Category Archives: Iran

On This Day — Remembering Iran Flight 655 (July 3 1988) [2020]

“I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.” George H. W. Bush — August 7 1988 “Those who refer to the number 52 should also … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Meet Trump’s New Iran Man : CIA Michael D’Andrea

“Michael D’Andrea has been revealed to be the Chief of the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center for the last many years. He replaced Robert L. Grenier as head of CTC in 2006. He is well known as the originator of the … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former FBI Robert A. Levinson Vanishes in Iran (March 9 2007) [UPDATE : Message from FBI Director Christopher Wray- March 26, 2020]

“My husband served this country tirelessly for decades. He deserves better from all of us and from our government. He deserves our endless pursuit to bring him home, to fight day and night and leave no stone unturned.” Christine Levinson … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former FBI Robert A. Levinson Vanishes in Iran (March 9 2007) [UPDATE : Statement from the Levinson Family – March 25, 2020]

“My husband served this country tirelessly for decades. He deserves better from all of us and from our government. He deserves our endless pursuit to bring him home, to fight day and night and leave no stone unturned.” Christine Levinson … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former FBI Robert A. Levinson Vanishes in Iran (March 9 2007)

“My husband served this country tirelessly for decades. He deserves better from all of us and from our government. He deserves our endless pursuit to bring him home, to fight day and night and leave no stone unturned.” Christine Levinson … Continue reading

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On This day — Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution (February 11 1979) [2020]

“You will see we are not in any particular animosity with the Americans. [The Islamic Republic of Iran] will be a humanitarian one, which will benefit the cause of peace and tranquillity for all mankind. (…) It is advisable that … Continue reading

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On This day — Ayatollah Khomeini Returns to Iran (February 1 1979) [2020]

“You will see we are not in any particular animosity with the Americans. [The Islamic Republic of Iran] will be a humanitarian one, which will benefit the cause of peace and tranquillity for all mankind. (…) It is advisable that … Continue reading

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On This Day — Tehran Releases 52 US Hostages After 444 Days (January 20 1981) [2020]

“It is now very clear that there were two separate agreements, one the official agreement with Carter in Algeria, the other, a secret agreement with another party, which, it is now apparent, was Reagan. They made a deal with Reagan … Continue reading

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Lockerbie — Has Iran President Just Admitted Responsibility?

“Those who refer to the number 52 should also remember the number 290. #IR655. Never threaten the Iranian nation.” President Hassan Rouhani  —  Tweet (January 6 2020)  “The accidental shoot-down of Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 convinced Khomeini to … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Takes Many Secrets to His Grave (January 8 2017)

“With what is happening in the U.S. and the possible instability that is going to come in U.S. policy you needed a voice of reason and pragmatism that had some heft to it. He was that voice. Losing that voice … Continue reading

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