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Amiguities of Domination: Hafez al-Assad's cult of personality

Lisa Wedeen’s book Ambiguities of Domination delves a great deal into the massive amount of effort Hafez al-Assad put into developing a cult of personality. This term describes the way in which some leaders develop a persona through mass media, propoganda, and gradiose behaviors in order to appear as important as they wish to be. 352 more words

Shameful: Ronnie Coleman in Iran pays tribute to the first martyr to die on a mission to kill Salman Rushdie [Picture+Video]

Source: Digarban

The American professional bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman arrived in Iran for a visit. Coleman went to pay respect to the graves of Iranian martyrs and between them he honored also Mustafa Mahmoud Mazeh… 44 more words


PART II: Michael Rubin on Obama: ‘He is Constructing an Imaginary Iran’

Breitbart, by Adelle Nazarian, April 17, 2015:

Breitbart’s Adelle Nazarian had the opportunity to speak with renowned Middle East expert and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Dr. 1,062 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Some Historical Perspective...

Robert Parry is one my favorite investigative reporters and is one who exposed much of the Iran-Contra affair.  His website, https://consortiumnews.com/, is one of my favorites as he is another who grew tired and frustrated by the narrow scoped and handcuffed mainstream media.  3,278 more words


Yemen On The Brink Of Collapse

Yemen is no stranger to crisis. Exposed to a regional proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, plagued by an entrenched Al Qaeda affiliate, and divided by tribal disputes and a secession movement, the country has become a poster child for everything that can go wrong in the Arab world. 662 more words


The Book of Fate…Fifty Years of Life in Iran

Author: Parinoush Sainee, translated from Persian by Sara Khalili
Publisher: Little, Brown Group Book, 2013

This book spans the life of Massoumeh, an ordinary Iranian woman, who is passionate about learning but given her religion and her country’s political climate at the time, she is torn between following her desires for education and following the teachings of her culture, which discouraged girls from going far with school. 367 more words