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Weekly Review, August 3-8, 2015

Left: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani underlined that the Takfiri terrorists have been created and supported by Washington.

Who Mongers War? — Rachel Ehrenfeld — If Secretary Kerry has been telling the truth that parts of agreement are kept secret, what led him and the President to sign anything with hostile Iran and a third party, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)? It seems that it is Obama’s and Kerry’s actions are  “reflective of an ideological commitment” to “get a deal done.” Why else sign on for a ticking Iranian bomb-in-the-bag?…continue...

After Vienna: Three Scenarios for Likely Confrontation with Iran – Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror @ BESA – It is impossible to claim, in light of all the shortcomings of the agreement as described above, that the agreement should be supported even if it is not perfect. This agreement will likely and necessarily lead to the use of force against Iran, at some stage or other, in order to halt its race toward nuclear weapons...continue
China’s Shaky Economy – Sol W. Sanders – The Shanghai stock market is dipping again. {Four] weeks ago, it fell by nearly a third in total value wiping out some $3 trillion. The cavalry arrived with Communist Party leaders throwing everything they had to stop the hemorrhaging. But like so many other parts of the Chinese economy…continue
What are Israel’s options regarding Iran? – Norman A. Bailey – The White House release of what it claims is “the entire Iran deal,” on VentureBeat’s Medium (candidate Obama’s mouthpiece since 2007), instead of in a press release, is telling. The President will do whatever he can to further mislead and influence Congressmen...continue
News & Analysis
* Syria’s Chemical Weapon Obfuscations – Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham, BESA
Capitol Hill

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the Military Balance in the Middle EastArmed Services Committee – August 4

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the Military Balance in the Middle EastArmed Services Committee – August 5

JCPOA: Non-Proliferation, Inspections, and Nuclear ConstraintsForeign Relations Committee – August 4

Implications of the JCPOA for U.S. Policy in the Middle East – August 5

CRS Reports

The Iran Hostages: Efforts to Obtain CompensationJennifer K. Elsea, Legislative Attorney – August 4

About Rachel Ehrenfeld

Rachel Ehrenfeld
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is Founder and President of the New York-based American Center for Democracy, and the Economic Warfare Institute. Dr. Ehrenfeld has authored academic and policy papers and more than one thousand articles. Her books include FUNDING EVIL: How Terrorism is Financed – and How to Stop Ii (2011) • EVIL MONEY (HarperCollins, 1992,1994). Her latest book project is on The Economic Warfare against the U.S. from Within and Without. • NARCOTERRORISM (Basic Books, 1990, 1992).