Iran as a "Spurned Suitor" in Lebanon

Iran is running into the same hurdles that prevented previous world powers from dominating Lebanon Can you imagine one of these in Jounieh? If you haven’t read Neil MacFarquhar’s report in the New York Times about Iran’s attempts to “deepen” its influence in Lebanon, please go ahead and do it right now. It recounts with […]

→ Respond to this post On Twitter

Iran Launches Spanish Language Satellite TV Channel

The Washington Post: Hispan TV — the first Spanish-language channel airing from the Middle East — will broadcast news, documentaries, movies and Iranian films 24 hours a day. [...] “The new channel will limit the ground for supremacy of dominance seekers,” Ahmadinejad said during a Tehran ceremony marking the inauguration. “It will be a means […]

→ Respond to this post On Twitter

Asking Them to Jump into The Fire?

Tony Badran has an interesting take on Sayyed Nasrallah’s Ashoura speech. In his view, the speech serves to prepare a reluctant flock for a confrontation with Israel over Iran’s weapons: The overriding motif of the address was the perseverance of the faithful regardless of the hardships they must face and the sacrifices they must make. […]

→ Respond to this post On Twitter

❊ Is the Region on a War Footing? The Context for Sayyed Nasrallah's Speech

Today, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made a rare public appearance. One of the things he said was: I address our enemies when I say that the Resistance is here to stay; day after day our troops are growing, our arms are developing and they are being constantly renewed This can of course be dismissed as regular […]

→ Respond to this post On Twitter