Kick In Some London Embassy Windows in ‘6 Days’
Icon Films just released the teaser trailer for 6 Days, a film dramatization of the Iranian embassy siege in London 37 years ago. In the summer of 1980, Iranian separatists held hostage 26 people inside Iran’s embassy in London. British Special Air Service commandos stormed the building after six days.... Read more
Iran’s Weird, Faux ‘Stealth Fighter’ … Can Actually Move!
Footage and photographs depicting a new prototype of Iran’s infamous Qaher F-313 “stealth fighter” have just emerged, at around the same time that Pres. Hassan Rouhani was participating in an April 15, 2017 exhibition celebrating the achievements of Defense Ministry Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan. The “upgraded version” of the “stealth... Read more
Iraq Did All It Could to Kill Hashem All-e-Agha, Iran’s Top F-14 Pilot
Part two of two. Read part one. During the first four years of the Iran-Iraq War, one Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14 pilot earned a fearful reputation — especially in Iraq. Amazingly enough, he remains entirely unknown to the public, even in Iran. This might unsurprising, considering Iran’s fascistic... Read more
Hashem All-e-Agha Was Iran’s Top F-14 Pilot
Part one of two. Read part two. During the first four years of the Iran-Iraq War, one Iranian F-14 pilot earned a fearful reputation — especially in Iraq. Amazingly enough, he remains entirely unknown to the public, even in Iran. This might seem unsurprising, considering Iran’s fascistic regime and its ongoing... Read more
The Revolution Will Be Photographed in ‘1979 Revolution: Black Friday’
The interrogator leans over Reza. “My name is Assadollah Lajevardi,” he says. Reza is bloody and bruised. Scratches on his face, ropes across his wrists. The room is the non-descript gray of torture chambers everywhere. This is Iran’s Evin Prison — a building that’s easy to enter, but impossible... Read more
‘I Still Can’t See Him!’
During the eight years of war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s, one Western-made aircraft distinguished itself by performing beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat, bought by the late Shah of Iran in the mid-1970s, carried the main weight of air-to-air engagements throughout the war. The... Read more
Smugglers Risk Death in the Shadow of Iran
This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one. The morning light streams through the tent, a Kurdish flag flapping in a strong wind. The temperature dropped last night, and those on guard put on warm jackets. The long dry summer is coming to an end. The morning routine begins... Read more
Into the Mountains With Kurdish Rebels Fighting Iran
This is part one of a two-part series. Read part two. Kurdish music blasts through low-quality speakers inside our bus. Some of the passengers clap to the rhythm while the older ones point to landmarks across the arid landscape, informing the younger and more inexperienced travelers the names of... Read more
U.S. Army Veteran Helps Kurds Who Fight Iran
The FBI and the State Department aren’t happy that U.S. Army veteran Ryan O’Leary has taken up arms with the Kurds in eastern Iraq in their resistance against Iran. He originally went to Iraqi-Kurdistan to help Peshmerga units fighting Islamic State, and then volunteered with an armed faction within the Democratic Party... Read more
Well, Here’s One Way to Stop a Swarm of Iranian Attack Boats
The U.S. Navy appears to have a new low-cost plan to counter Iran’s fleet of speedboats. As part of its asymmetric naval doctrine, Iran has amassed a fleet of Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC) and speedboats equipped with anti-ship cruise missiles. The strategy aims to overwhelm U.S. warships operating... Read more
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