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A Child's Guide to Iran-US Relations

Wednesday, 26 September 2007, 12:31 am | Russ Wellen

The US and Iran's mutual history can be broken down to two basic grievances: He hit me first and it's not fair. There's no denying that Iran is an unsavory state. It funds Hezbollah. Its record on women's rights is abysmal. It hangs citizens -- including ... More >>

Come on You Slacker Terrorists, Attack Us Already!

Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 11:02 am | Russ Wellen

Listen to Clyde Lane , chief nuclear scientist of the United States Department of Homeland Security, speaking at a conference in Miami this week: More >>

Russ Wellen: Iran On The Brink

Thursday, 22 March 2007, 2:33 pm | Russ Wellen

A recent CBS News/ New York Times poll showed that 65 percent of Americans endorsed diplomacy with Iran, while 10 percent favored military action. But when asked by an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll if the US should "destroy Iran's ability to ... More >>

Russ Wellen: Greatest Expectations

Wednesday, 28 February 2007, 12:26 am | Russ Wellen

When you hear a word like "bonkers" coming from the mouth of a Nobel laureate, you know he's at wit's end. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is not the only one afraid the US will attack Iran. More >>

Cheney's Got His Teeth Sunk into Iran

Friday, 12 January 2007, 10:13 am | Russ Wellen

First the Republicans lost their majority status in Congress. Then the Iraq Study Group sent the White House its report card and gave it a failing grade. It looked like Dick Cheney had finally been put in his rightful place –- the ceremonial office ... More >>

Hitting The Snooze Button On The Iran Alarm

Saturday, 2 December 2006, 9:42 pm | Russ Wellen

Before the election most Americans were constitutionally incapable of believing we would attack Iran. We just assumed that even an administration as obtuse as this one could see we're stretched too thin in Iraq and Afghanistan to contemplate another ... More >>

Russ Wellen: Was Afghanistan Really the Good War?

Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 1:37 pm | Russ Wellen

How many times have you heard someone preface his opposition to the invasion of Iraq by professing his support for attacking Afghanistan? To dodge the charge he's soft on terror, he holds up the earlier offensive as a model for the war on terror. More >>

Russ Wellen: Cut And Run Or Carve It Up?

Friday, 6 October 2006, 3:11 am | Russ Wellen

More and more Americans who voted for the current president are suffering from "buyer's remorse." Likewise, many of us think we were bamboozled into letting the administration trade in Afghanistan for Iraq. More >>

The Fear Factor Is More Than Just a Reality Show

Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 2:04 pm | Russ Wellen

The word "security" is as fraught with anxiety as any in the English language. We apply it to what we most seek to transcend -- like money concerns. As an adjunct to financial security, we prize Internet security to keep identity theft at bay. ... More >>

Russ Wellen: Painting a Target on Ourselves

Wednesday, 2 August 2006, 10:01 pm | Russ Wellen

Imagine that you live in a nation whose armed forces kill the civilians of other nations -- too many to maintain the illusion it's "collateral damage." Yet you're untroubled. Why? More >>

R. Wellen: Making the World Safe for Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 12:15 am | Russ Wellen

Remember when fanatical Islamists burst on the scene and shocked us with the shamelessness of their anti-Semitism? Their blithe disregard for the tolerance and brotherly love intrinsic to all religion would have been liberating in a Nietzschean way. Were it ... More >>

Russ Wellen: Whoa, Mr. President!

Thursday, 27 April 2006, 1:17 pm | Russ Wellen

In language more lofty than most who advocate yet another preemptive military attack, Mark Steyn writes in City Journal : "Whether or not we end the nuclearization of the Islamic Republic will be an act that defines our time." More >>

Russ Wellen: The Bourse Conspiracy

Friday, 24 February 2006, 10:58 am | Russ Wellen

For an administration that shrouds itself in the sophomoric secrecy of the Skull and Bones Club, its surprising how its plan to invade Iraq could be read like a book. With Iran though it's got the drapes closed and the shades drawn. In fact, guessing ... More >>

Russ Wellen: Nuclear Terrorism Goes Prime Time

Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 12:14 am | Russ Wellen

Is nuclear terrorism finally hot? Not like a potato, but as in what-is/what's-not? If the public's imagination can be captured by a mysterious organization like the Priory of Sion via Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, why not by an even more secret ... More >>

Russ Wellen: A Super-Power Stripped Bare

Friday, 23 September 2005, 11:01 am | Russ Wellen

A Super-Power Stripped Bare Powerless in the Face of a Hurricane, the US Cringes at the Thought of Nuclear Terrorism By Russ Wellen More >>

Nuclear Innocence

Friday, 12 August 2005, 10:35 am | Russ Wellen

"There used to be so-called laws of war that made it [war] tolerable," Mohatma Gandhi said. But now, with the advent of nuclear weapons, "We understand the naked truth." More >>

Russ Wellen: The Mongers Among Us

Thursday, 10 March 2005, 11:29 am | Russ Wellen

While he extended his appreciation to the Iraqi people for voting in the recent election, the Grand Ayatollah received no recorded thanks from the administration for whipping up the Sistani Tsunami.< More >>