Martin Love

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  • Martin Love 2019-11-13 14:35

    By Martin Love

    The coup in Bolivia shines yet more dark light on America

    NORTH CAROLINA - Just when one might have thought things geopolitical might be about to turn for the better, which means the worldwide geopolitical nightmare engineered by the U.S. and Trump and all the rest of the mob in Washington might fade a bit, it just gets worse.

  • Trump 2019-09-07 13:51

    By Martin Love

    Trump and fellow gangsters look increasingly foolish

    NORTH CAROLINA - The maintenance of the notion that Iran’s leadership must remain steadfast and patient, as it has been since Donald Trump dumped U.S. participation and support for the JCPOA and slammed Iran’s people with draconian sanctions, has never been more imperative, because it is in fact, however tortuous, a winning strategy.

  • Trump 2019-09-01 11:56

    By Martin Love

    The dangerous Mideast logjam first requires lubrication by the U.S. for its release

    NORTH CAROLINA - Claims are that some of Iran’s leaders think Donald Trump could be reelected next year and therefore some kind of negotiation over a “deal” with the U.S. may be necessary in the next year to obviate six more years of odious sanctions, which have had a marked impact on Iran’s economy.

  • Donald Trump 2019-08-20 13:29

    By Martin Love

    Crises everywhere and Trump and supporters are completely vapid

    NORTH CAROLINA - Follow the best minds one has ever read on media applications and the overwhelming impression one gets is a world that has lost whatever moorings it may have once had and seems to be careening towards one disaster or another, all more or less fomented by Western “leaders” who have become desperate to maintain various narratives of control and dominance. And this in particular in the case of the U.S. with Trump as President.

  • Donald Trump 2019-07-27 11:16

    By Martin Love

    Cruelty and stupidity are the hallmarks of U.S. moves this century

    NORTH CAROLINA - One huge lie zipping around the Internet of late is the depiction of a map showing the (alleged) extent of the Persian “empire” in 300 BC, as it is labeled. It shows that the Achaemenid dynasty as empire controlling lands stretching from a small part of Europe west of the Bosporus across Anatolia to Bactria and what today is Pakistan and western India.

  • Martin Love 2019-07-20 23:15

    By Martin Love

    Demand that the Mideast become a nuclear-weapon-free zone!

    NORTH CAROLINA - Petty and small-minded is the sole way to describe the restrictions on Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s movements to a six-block area around the United Nations complex while he is in New York to address a UN group. This kind of action and mentality is the stuff of petty tyrants, not befitting the alleged leader or government of an “empire” that has any serious, responsible sense of itself or of others overseas or internally who don’t happen to be “Caucasian”. Or “Western” or whatever.

  • Abbas Araghchi Javad Zarif 2019-06-03 13:49

    By Martin Love

    Iran deserves credit and attention for trying

    NORTH CAROLINA - Credit to Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif and deputy minister Abbas Araghchi for their efforts to visit other countries and put forth ideas to ease Arab-Iranian tensions and develop proposals to eliminate differences between Iran and other Persian Gulf countries.

  • Iran & US 2019-05-23 08:34

    By Martin Love

    Iran, whatever it further suffers, is going to win in the longer term

    TEHRAN - To whom is Donald Trump answering? Ignorance at bottom. There is almost nothing he has not upset. He is like the proverbial bull in the world shop of china. But first, imagine. Imagine for example that Barack Obama had gotten a third term in the White House and carried on as President as he had during his second term.

  • Whether more U.S. sparked chaos or real accord is the question that haunts the world 2019-05-18 13:01

    By Martin Love

    Whether more U.S. sparked chaos or real accord is the question that haunts the world

    NORTH CAROLINA - Iran’s leaders, Iran’s many friends and the people of Iran well know what is afoot right now with the Trump Administration, with John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, and with at least some members of the U.S. Congress and with other Neocons in D.C. “think tanks” and their various institutions.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump 2019-04-25 00:35

    By Martin Love

    The U.S under Trump and his crazed Neocons aim to tyrannize the entire world

    NORTH CAROLINA - In the broadest sense, without all the nuances and other information, this is how things stand very basically regarding the United States:

  • Trump 2019-04-08 15:31

    By Martin Love

    The aggravation of Trump’s lack of vision is the world’s burden

    NORTH CAROLINA - Now that Americans have been informed that the Mueller report conclusions investigating alleged collusion between Trump and minions and the Russians was little more than conspiracy pornography concocted by Obama and Clinton and by those who were appalled that Trump won the election in 2016, the Republicans and Trump may breathe a sigh of relief for a short while, but no one else can.

  • Trump 2019-04-06 11:17

    By Martin Love

    Pity any nation that has veered from the moral messages of Islam or Christianity

    NORTH CAROLINA - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 99, and apparently still alive, is an American poet and publisher of books who got his start as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina, where he majored in journalism and went on to a notable career as both a writer and painter.

  • A wild theory about Trump is a sign of natural despair and desperation 2019-03-13 11:14

    By Martin Love

    A wild theory about Trump is a sign of natural despair and desperation

    NORTH CAROLINA - Donald Trump is more than halfway through his first term and (insha’a Allah) last term as U.S. President and by most sane accounts he’s been a looming disaster so far -- a disaster that remains mostly prospective because of things already done and decided and which await some kind of unpleasant denouement.

  • Maybe it is always darkest, like now, before any dawn 2019-02-23 12:19

    By Martin Love

    Maybe it is always darkest, like now, before any dawn

    NORTH CAROLINA - The best possible slap in the face of the GOP and Trump and his gaggle of warmongering advisors and appointees arrived recently when the National Iranian American Council as well as the Democratic National Committee apparently adopted a resolution to return the U.S. to compliance with the JCPOA and suggests it is possible…should the Democrats manage win back the White House in late 2020. But don’t count on a Democratic victory in 2020 yet, whoever the nominee turns out to be. Why?

  • Rarely has the world been so challenged by U.S. hubris 2019-02-04 16:58

    By Martin Love

    Rarely has the world been so challenged by U.S. hubris

    NORTH CAROLINA - Who knows, but it may be that the people of Venezuela, beset with upheaval and possible civil war if not an invasion by the U.S. or proxies, will become the sacrificial lambs who finally sink the U.S. thoroughly in world opinion and the U.S. could get bogged down there to some extent the way they did in Vietnam and Iraq, not to mention the real costs in money and lives.

  • Trump may get his personal donnybrook, but in Venezuela 2019-01-29 11:17

    By Martin Love

    Trump may get his personal donnybrook, but in Venezuela

    NORTH CAROLINA - It appears that Trump (and now especially with his appointments of some of the worst of the Zionist Neocons who planned decades ago the march to destroy polities that did not exactly kowtow to U.S. demands and submit to the “Empire of Chaos”) has been searching for a signature interference and possibly a war to assert U.S. hegemony.

  • It behooves largely Muslim lands to avoid becoming like Saudi Arabia 2019-01-19 10:46

    By Martin Love

    It behooves largely Muslim lands to avoid becoming like Saudi Arabia

    NORTH CAROLINA - A fire broke out in a school building in Makkah back in 2002 from which young female students tried to escape. The Saudi “religious police” allegedly forced some if not all the teen school girls back inside the burning school because they were, in their hasty attempts to escape the fire, not wearing their headscarves and black robes.

  • A random litany of potentially better news for Iran seen from 8000 miles 2019-01-08 14:21

    By Martin Love

    A random litany of potentially better news for Iran seen from 8000 miles

    NORTH CAROLINA - Iran is allegedly planning joint naval exercises with Russia in the Caspian Sea. The government in Kabul is said to be open to stronger ties and cooperation with Tehran. More countries are allegedly intending to keep open trade channels with Tehran, especially India and Pakistan, even if there’s no clear evidence yet of a European “Special Purposes Vehicle” to bypass U.S. economic sanctions on Iran for trade purposes.

  • Iran 2019-01-05 10:33

    By Martin Love

    For Iran as with Syria, a critical mass of unified and determined citizens will defeat aggressors

    TEHRAN - No one can say whether U.S. President Donald Trump is changing his stripes. But he is sure as the perfection of the Muslim “Jannah” or the beauty of an exquisite Iranian rose or a fine carpet from Shiraz shaking up his usual allies, and not those merely in the U.S., but overseas, too.

  • Trump 2018-12-29 12:26

    By Martin Love

    Trump may have begun a serious turn for the better in the Middle East

    NORTH CAROLINA - Rarely does a U.S. President show common sense and a recognition of what is obvious. Donald Trump is indeed having some second thoughts about U.S. foreign policy, as suggested in a recent column, and it is extremely welcome even if hopes for change prove erroneous. He told some top brass in the military that: “We are spread out all over the world. We are in countries most people have not even heard about. Frankly, it’s ridiculous. You can’t have any more time. You’ve had enough time,” Trump stated.

  • U.S. may be bumping up against the limit of its “empire” schemes 2018-12-23 11:17

    By Martin Love

    U.S. may be bumping up against the limit of its “empire” schemes

    NORTH CAROLINA - Ray Dalio, head of Bridgewater, the largest and one of the most most successful hedge funds in the U.S., and no fool when it comes to finance and economic matters, has warned that because of the expansion of debt both personal and governmental the country might be facing sooner or later an inflationary debt crisis that could see the value of the dollar decline by 30 percent or more.

  • Trump fails 2018-12-21 15:16

    By Martin Love

    At bottom, what ails the U.S. looks like mental illness

    NORTH CAROLINA - Frequently, if a person in America has friends in Iran, one must address those friends with empathy when they write directly or on social media about their dismay and even fear of U.S. policies and actions in the Middle East. It hardly warrants repeating what the dismay consists of and why it exists because almost everyone knows already. It’s been obvious for years, especially after Bush invaded Iraq. 

  • The nations of the world 2018-12-14 14:57

    By Martin Love

    What dooms nations can be surprising, and it resides internally 

    NORTH CAROLINA - One can believe without fear of realistic opposition that people in general are much the same everywhere. Sure, cultures vary, religions and social systems vary, but the fundamental aspects and challenges and even joys of human life remain constant. This is no great epiphany, just simply the result of exposure. That said, feel-good narratives are all over the U.S. media, but most all of it is propaganda to give the largely unexposed public the impression that all is well. It isn’t.

  • Trump 2018-12-05 09:42

    By Martin Love

    The loss of the American “empire” is baked in the cake

    NORTH CAROLINA - So much going on round the world of note, and too few remarking at attempts to torture or waterboard free speech in the U.S., except this time if the subject literally drowns or dies, which journalist Jamal Khashoggi did in his own blood, no problem – that may be the intent anyway, to eliminate all dissenting voices that are, to one degree or another and maybe too loud about it, appalled by various rampant, overextended “isms”: Zionism, Neo-liberalism, run amok Capitalism, Communism, Nationalism, Nazism, Wahhabism, Americanism, and others. 

  • The recent liberalized scene at Azadi is a purely good, smart anodyne 2018-11-17 12:02

    By Martin Love

    The recent liberalized scene at Azadi is a purely good, smart anodyne

    NORTH CAROLINA - Just to demonstrate how inaccurate and craven the U.S. mainstream media can be, one must note a late-night news broadcast this week about the further carnage in the Gaza arena. The talking head commented that the Zionists responded with massive bombing runs on Gaza because Hamas sent flying 300 or so (ineffective) “firecracker” rockets in to Israel, and now Israel may be preparing another invasion of what amounts to the largest open-air prison on earth – an amplified and defenseless Warsaw Ghetto redux.

  • Martin Love 2018-11-10 09:43

    By Martin Love

    The world prays for the wisdom and cool of Iranians

    NORTH CAROLINA - An Iranian friend, a photographer known internationally for fine documentary work, asked plaintively last week when the U.S. might stop trying to sink Iran and Iranians. I had no ready answer, but the question was painful to hear because I could also hear concern, grief and empathy for others.

  • Ignorance is the bane of humanity 2018-10-31 09:20

    By Martin Love

    Ignorance is the bane of humanity

    NORTH CAROLINA - U.S. citizens will likely not anytime soon hear the end of the horrible tale of the gunman who last week went into a Pittsburgh, Pa., synagogue and killed 11 Jews who were worshipping there.

  • Iran - U.S. 2018-10-27 11:22

    By Martin Love

    A general overview of this era of discord

    NORTH CAROLINA - Yes, it is obvious. Iran and a number of other countries would be far better off today, economically and thus socially, if the U.S. was not militarily attacking or threatening to attack someone, somewhere, and especially in the Middle East. It’s vital to know some facts about all this and try to analyze it and prognosticate what may or may not happen geopolitically, and the Tehran Times does as good a job of this as any newspaper I know.

  • Trump - Netanyahu 2018-10-21 11:54

    By Martin Love

    Human pigs find pleasure in fights so avoid them when possible

    NORTH CAROLINA - Oddly enough, but not surprisingly, I had a bit of an altercation this past week with one Josh Block on Twitter. I hurled a condemnation at a post of his, and he hurled one back at me and called me an “anti-Semite” and a bit more. To his invective, I did not respond, recalling British play writer George Bernard Shaw who wrote decades ago that tangling with pigs was bound to be unproductive and that pigs actually LIKE a fight, that fighting with them gives them pleasure.

  • Martin Love 2018-10-15 12:26

    By Martin Love

    The beginning of Trump’s unravelling may be at hand

    You have to wonder about the Saudis who, aside from the Zionists, are considered the number one U.S. ally in the Middle East. And the latest incarnation of Saudi Arabia’s “leadership” is Muhammad bin Salman, the designated crown prince of the Kingdom, who for stupidity may know no equal at the moment.