News and Analysis (1/30-31/10)

The Taliban leadership council e-mail dismissed “mere futile and baseless rumors” and re-emphasized “continuation of Islamic Jihad against all invaders as a means to frustrate these conspiracies’”:

Israeli news-site confirms suspicions that Israeli Shin Bet and Mossad operatives arrived in Dubai with the explicit purpose of assassinating Al-Mabhouh:

The Bush-era lawyers’ secret memos are written off as merely “poor judgment”:

Demonstrating how fearful the regime is of a “green revolution,” Brig. Gen. Hamedani “declares any dissidents “will be considered an agent of foreigners… Any voice or color other than the voice of the Islamic Revolution will be pushed aside….”:

“By highlighting the defensive nature of the buildup, the administration was hoping to avoid a sharp response from Tehran”:

“I choose to wear this. Not every day, just now and again. But when I do wear it, it is entirely of my own volition. No one is forcing me… If they make us take it off, they’ll be taking a part of us. I’d rather die than let them do it.”

Without a provision guaranteeing  Houthi rebels will not attack Saudi territory:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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