News and Analysis (9/23/12)

Morsi “said Washington earned ill will in the region in the past by backing dictators and taking “a very clear” biased approach against the Palestinians and for Israel. Successive American administrations essentially purchased with American taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region’:

A year after the NATO invasion left militant groups in control of large parts of the country, “Ansar al Sharia, which has been linked to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed” has been “driven out of Benghazi:

“US military forces can destroy Iran, or as an Iranian-American analyst told the author of this article, they can take that country back to the 19thcentury, but they will become trapped in another long, unconventional, asymmetric conflict – known as fourth generation warfare (4GW) – that has the potential to damage the US economy beyond repair”:

“Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” says, “”Iran will not start any war but it could launch a pre-emptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it”:

“The Turkish military has traditionally played a dominant role in Turkish politics and staged coups in 1960, 1971, 1980 and 1997”:

Iran’s move to legitimate hard currency will help with its monetary problems, but not as much as moving to a gold dinar payable in oil:

“Shafqat Jalil told the BBC the government “absolutely disassociated” itself from comments by Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour”:

“A controversial video degrading Muslims had nothing to do with an attack in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador there, the House intelligence chairman said Sunday”:

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