Summary: Our conflict with Iran is complex, multidimensional, with deep roots in history. On the FM website we’ve provided a series of posts examining aspects of this conflict, each with summaries (and links) to primary sources and expert analysis. This is especially important since so much of what the mainstream media report is incorrect or misleading. Here are the full series of reports. This information can help us understand how we got here, our choices, the nature of global conflict in the 21st century — and most of all, provide lessons so that we don’t repeat these mistakes.
Past predictions of an atomic Iran
- Is the War on Terror over (because there are no longer two sides)?, 3 September 2008 — Rumors of covert ops by us against Iran, including aid to terrorists
- Iran’s getting the bomb, or so we’re told. Can they fool us twice?, 16 January 2009
- Iran will have the bomb in 5 years (again), 2 January 2010 — Forecasts of an Iranian bomb really soon, going back to 1984
- Have Iran’s leaders vowed to destroy Israel?, 5 January 2012 — No, but it’s established as fact by repetition
- What do we know about Iran’s nuclear ambitions?, 6 January 2012 — US intelligence officials are clear: not as much as the news media implies
- What does the IAEA know about Iran’s nuclear program?, 9 January 2012 — Their reports bear little resemblance to reports in the news media
What happens if Iran gets nukes?
- What happens when a nation gets nukes? Sixty years of history suggests an answer., 10 January 2012
- What happens if Iran gets nukes? Not what we’ve been told., 11 January 2012
About our conflict with Iran
- About the escalating conflict with Iran (not *yet* open war), 4 January 2012
- Status report on the already-hot conflict with Iran – and the looming war, 12 January 2012
- Has Iran won a round vs. the US-Israel?, 17 January 2012
- Is Killing Iranian Nuclear Scientists Terrorism?, 19 January 2012 — By Kevin Jon Heller (Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School)
What can we learn from these events?
- Continuity and dysfunctionality in US foreign policy (lessons for our conflict with Iran), 13 January 2012 — Insights about today from Cold War strategist Colin Grey
- What the conflict with Iran teaches us about modern State-to-State war, 16 January 2012
- Let’s look at ourselves in the mirror created by the conflict with Iran, 20 January 2012