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29th January 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Iran's nuclear program and IAEA inspections. more...

28th January 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

The Religious Fascism Was No Big Surprise

Michael Ledeen

Houshang Asadi plaintively writes that, as of the moment of the fall of the shah of Iran and the imminent return of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979, nobody—not even the best journalists in the country... more...

27th January 2013 – The Daily Caller

Leaders with Ginni Thomas

Michael Ledeen

TheDC’s Ginni Thomas recently spoke with FDD's Michael Ledeen about America’s reputation in the world, the Benghazi terrorist attack, the threat of a nuclear Iran, whether there is a war on Christians and Jews... more...

25th January 2013 – Faster, Please!

The Obama Doctrine: Is he an Imperialist With a Little Foot, or Just an Old-Fashioned Appeaser?

Michael Ledeen

Here comes Ross Douthat, trying to sort out Obama’s foreign policy. He’s got the right idea: watch the actions, add them up, toss with just enough realism-speak, and voila! An Obama Doctrine. more...

17th January 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Michael Ledeen

FDD's Michael Ledeen on the Algerian oil-field hostage situation and the parallels to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. more...

17th January 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Iran's arm trafficking and support for terrorism. more...

16th January 2013 – Faster, Please!

The War Rages, The White House Ducks, Death Abounds

Michael Ledeen

You know all this, of course, because you’ve been reading these blogs all along. But as my mother used to tell me with her charming smile and melodious voice, repetition is the basis of all learning. more...

10th January 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

The suspected IRGC operatives who were freed in Syria. more...

9th January 2013 – Faster, Please!

The Prisoner Swap in Syria

Michael Ledeen

As I wrote earlier this week, the release of the 48 Iranian prisoners–mostly officers of the Revolutionary Guards Corps–was an Iranian condition for moving forward in the secret talks with the United States. more...

6th January 2013 – Faster, Please!

The New Iranian Hostage Crisis

Michael Ledeen

Over and over again, we are told that direct U.S.-Iranian negotiations would be a radical departure from past practice, and might decisively improve the “relationship.” Both claims are false. more...

1st January 2013 – Faster, Please!

The CIA Goes Back to the Movies

Michael Ledeen

Well, it sure beats talking about Benghazi. A few days after the (acting) chief spook wrote his review of Zero Dark Thirty, the Agency itself has returned to its new favorite subject, enlightening its readers... more...

26th December 2012 – Faster, Please!

The CIA Goes to the Movies

Michael Ledeen

In case anybody doubted that the United States is in the grips of collective idiocy, consider that the head of our “secret intelligence service” has just issued a movie review of a new film about the operation... more...

19th December 2012 – Faster, Please!

Saving Souls, the Amazing Musicorps

Michael Ledeen

This is the latest video about Musicorps, a program that gives (often very severely) wounded combat veterans the opportunity to play music. It’s the creation of a wunderkind in Washington DC named... more...

6th December 2012 – Faster, Please!

Dictators and Double Standards

Michael Ledeen

As we watch the Syrian dictator struggle to survive, and the Egyptian would-be dictator run from an angry mob, and as we think back to the many fallen dictators of the recent past – Gorbachev, Ceausescu... more...

3rd December 2012 – Faster, Please!

Going to War?

Michael Ledeen

Fellow PJM columnist Jonathan Spyer, one of the best reporters on things Syrian, now believes that the tide of battle has turned against President Assad, and that the regime may be forced to retreat to a... more...

25th October 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Iranian red lines. more...

24th October 2012 – The Washington Times

For Iran, No Red Line Means Green Light

Michael Ledeen

On Sept. 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations that the world must draw a clear “red line” around the Iranian nuclear weapons program, and tell... more...

13th September 2012 – Faster, Please!

The Global War

Michael Ledeen

Killing Americans serves several purposes in the war being waged against us (we have yet to seriously engage against our known enemies): first, it’s what the war is all about. They want... more...

22nd August 2012 – Faster, Please!

It’s Not About Israel, Stupid — It’s About Us

Michael Ledeen

When is the last time any of the four candidates visited Walter Reed Medical Center in suburban Washington? If they did it in recent months, I haven’t seen any press coverage of it. more...

15th August 2012 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Will Israel strike Iran over its nuclear program? more...