Thought for the day

Israels Outgoing Army Chief Says Israel Has Three Plans to Attack Iran MikeRivero Mon, 01/16/2023 - 08:51

Aviv Kohavi, the outgoing head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), warned Friday that Israel has three operational plans drawn up to attack Iran.

Iran and Russia, major economic cooperation, transport links MikeRivero Mon, 01/16/2023 - 08:07
Conflicts of Interest: With the Iran Deal Dead, Israel Prepares for War MikeRivero Thu, 01/12/2023 - 07:44

On COI #367, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman recap the disastrous foreign policy developments of the year, focusing on escalations with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, as well as the catastrophic trajectory of the Pentagon’s so-called “Great Power Competition.”

Kyle breaks down a major sexual harassment scandal involving a top official at Space Force amid Washington’s fueling of the branch’s budget by many billions of dollars.

Israel Convinced U.S. to Assassinate Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Fmr Israeli Intel Chief Boasts ChrisMenahan Thu, 01/12/2023 - 07:43

Israel convinced America to assassinate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by supplying intelligence painting him as an "immediate threat," former Israeli military intelligence chief Tamir Hayman boasted in an interview with Jewish News this week.

Iran is planning to station warships in the Panama Canal, the latest move in its ongoing campaign to install a presence in Latin America and infiltrate the United States' backyard.

The commander of Iran's Navy, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, announced the plans on Wednesday and said they would come to fruition later this year. A presence in the Panama Canal would mark the first time Iran's navy has sailed in the Pacific Ocean.


Israel’s former military intelligence chief has said Israel convinced the US that Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani posed an “immediate threat” to American soldiers, the same language former President Trump used to justify his assassination at the time, although no evidence was ever provided for the claim.

The Biden administration has finally acknowledged a return to the 2015 Obama-led nuclear deal with Iran is no longer on the agenda, and the Iranians are to blame for “killing the prospect,” State Department Spokesman Ned Price said on Monday.

Price also said that the U.S. and Israel are in lockstep about preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

On 3 January 2020, the US military assassinated Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the elite Quds Force in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), along with his companion, the deputy head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

The US Air Force has sent six F-15 fighter jets to an Israeli airbase for a temporary deployment that will involve joint drills with the Israeli Air Force (IAF) as the two countries continue to step up military cooperation.

The F-15s are being sent to the Nevatim Airbase in southern Israel under US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) as part of a program that deploys US aircraft to allied bases instead of US ones.

The Iranian Navy submarines annihilated underwater targets by firing domestically-manufactured torpedoes for the first time during the massive military exercises underway in the country’s Southeastern waters.

Iran’s Army began large-scale drills across a zone stretching from the Eastern side of the Hormuz Strait in the Persian Gulf to the Northern part of the Indian Ocean on Friday.

On Sunday, the Iranian Kilo-class attack submarine launched Mi’ad torpedoes for the first time to hit designated naval targets.