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13th February 2012 – Faster, Please!

Kissing Assad’s Ass

Michael Ledeen

Lee Smith’s outstanding article about American journalists, producers, and “distinguished citizens” who groveled at the bloody feet of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad shows once again the ease with which citizens of democracies become “accomplices to evil.” more...

12th February 2012 – Quoted by Rodrigo Craveiro, Correio Braziliense - Brazil

Guerra Subterrânea

Michael Ledeen

No campo virtual, o wormde computador Stuxnet também representou um duro golpe para o programa nuclear iraniano. De acordo com o neoconservador Michael Arthur Ledeen, ex-conselheiro especial do secretário de Estado norte-americano Alexander Haig more...

12th February 2012 – Faster, Please!


Michael Ledeen

Those who like to think that mankind is making progress toward the rule of law should have a look at the considerable number of hostages nowadays. more...

6th February 2012 – America's News Network

News Update

Michael Ledeen

Developments in Syria and Israel. more...

5th February 2012 – Faster, Please!

The Shape of the War to Come–The View from Beyond

Michael Ledeen

“It’s rather like getting a death threat on the telephone, you know. The nutjob that makes the call isn’t going to do anything, because if he were, he wouldn’t have told you about it.” more...

30th January 2012 – Faster, Please!

When Did the War Start? Or Did It?

Michael Ledeen

Almost everything you read about the “increasing tension” between Iran and the United States revolves around the rhetorical question, “will there be a war?” Whether it’s our own pundits or the Europeans who watch us, “war” seems closer every day. more...

22nd January 2012 – Faster, Please!

World War

Michael Ledeen

Speaking at the Pentagon on January 5th, President Obama proclaimed: “Even as our troops continue to fight in Afghanistan, the tide of war is receding.” more...

17th January 2012 – Faster, Please!

Who’s Really Killing Those ‘Nuclear Scientists’ in Tehran?

Michael Ledeen

They run the banks, the press, all Western governments, the universities, the spooks (most everywhere). And if you can’t find any evidence for it, well, that shows how diabolical the Jews are, right? more...

12th January 2012 – Faster, Please!

Pissing on the Enemy

Michael Ledeen

Some Marines seem to have pissed on the cadavers of some Taliban in Afghanistan. We don’t know when or exactly where. more...

8th January 2012 – Faster, Please!

You Cannot Reform a Totalitarian (You’ve Got to Defeat Him)

Michael Ledeen

Back when I was even younger, and living in Rome, the main topic of conversation was of course Communism. Italy had the largest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union, and it was forever on the cusp of becoming the biggest party in Italy, thus forming the government, thus taking over. more...

3rd January 2012 – Letters to the Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Pressure and Sanctions Won’t Make an Enemy Change

Michael Ledeen

Dennis Ross ("On Iran, Pressure Works," op-ed, Dec. 23) is full of hope that we're on the right track with our Iran policy, because the history of the murderous regime in Tehran "clearly" reveals that "pressure works." more...

2nd January 2012 – Faster, Please!

Iran in Convulsion (the Death Spiral Continues)

Michael Ledeen

Big news today from Iran, confirming once again that the hapless regime in Tehran proceeds down its death spiral. The first is the spectacular collapse of the national currency, which has lost 35% of its value since September. more...

25th December 2011 – Faster, Please!

Why Tyrants Fall

Michael Ledeen

What spells the doom of dictators? Nobody really knows, and there are so many “whats” that the whole subject defies quantification. Coups and assassinations, revolutions, defeats in war, and even sudden collapses, are all to be found in the texts, ancient and modern. more...

21st December 2011 – Faster, Please!

Havel, Kafka and Us

Michael Ledeen

A friend sent me this Czech tv video on the mourning march to the St Vitus Cathedral in the Prague Castle. I can’t watch it without tearing up. It’s entirely worthy of the great Czech poet, playwright, and revolutionary hero. more...

20th December 2011 – The PJ Tatler

Wow, They’re Still Blowing Up Iran

Michael Ledeen

Two more explosions today. One at the big refinery in Isfahan, the other at the very important Revolutionary Guards base in Kerman, which is the headquarters for the RG’s operations in the East (think Afghanistan, etc.). more...

20th December 2011 – Cited by William McGurn, The Wall Street Journal

Happy Hanukkah, Marines!

Michael Ledeen

Then there's the Ledeen family. Among my most memorable evenings was a farewell for Marine Lt. Gabriel Ledeen, who was shipping off to pre-surge Iraq. That night we brought our three young daughters to his mom and dad's house more...

14th December 2011 – Faster, Please!

Who’s REALLY Blowing Up Iran?

Michael Ledeen

It just has to be Israel, according to the pundit class. You know, that warmonger Netanyahu. Or maybe it’s us. Maybe it’s Obama, who after all killed bin Laden and Qadaffi, toppled Mubarak and bin Ali, and has proclaimed that “Assad must go.” more...

13th December 2011 – Faster, Please!

Returning the Terrorists to Tehran

Michael Ledeen

In January, 2007, five American soldiers were brutally murdered in Karbala, Iraq, by a team of operatives who had been trained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ foreign legion, the Quds Force. more...

6th December 2011 – Faster, Please!

Hi There, Iranians! I’m Hillary, Let’s Chat

Michael Ledeen

For those who may have thought the Obama administration lacked real spine on responding to the 32-year old Iranian war against us, there is now a dramatic response (mild sarcasm alert). more...

28th November 2011 – Faster, Please!

Who’s Blowing Up Iran?

Michael Ledeen

Another week, another explosion at or near an Iranian military installation (or is it a nuclear research facility?). As usual, the regime doesn’t know what to say. more...