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Kenneth Timmerman
Kenneth Timmerman
President, Foundation for Democracy in Iran
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      Kenneth Timmerman

      Kenneth R. Timmerman is an investigative reporter, author, and President/CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. His books and an illustrated bio are available at

EgyptAir And The Jihadi Problem

The EgyptAir plane scheduled to make the following flight from Paris to Cairo,  after flight MS804 disappeared from radar, taxies on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France, May 19, 2016.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Hillary Clinton just can’t say the words. Like Barack Obama, she is stuck in a fantasy land where Islamists who shout “Allah Akbar” before they unleash hell on the innocent are some kind of nameless, ideology-less “violent extremists.” 

Donald Trump And Truth-Telling

11:45 AM 02/23/2016

Americans of all political persuasions have turned to Donald Trump because he tells the truth. He cuts through the lies and fairy tales that a pathetic administration regularly fabricates to disguise its failures and that a national media, quivering like jelly at every move of their idol, Obama, repeats with predictable regularity.

Benghazi ‘Smoking Gun’ Email Unmasks Hillary Clinton

2:04 PM 12/10/2015

Touted by Fox News as a “possible smoking gun,” the email from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s chief of staff shows that special operations teams within a few hours flight from Benghazi were preparing to deploy as early as 7 PM Washington time on the night of the attacks, well within the time needed to get to Benghazi before the deadly mortar strike that killed U.S. Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Ty Woods.

The Benghazi Investigation And Democrats In Glass Houses

5:47 PM 10/06/2015

Rep. Keith Ellison (D, MN) is just the latest Democrat to work himself up into a lather over Kevin McCarthy’s superlative gaffe about the Benghazi Select Committee. On ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Ellison claimed the Select Committee was the longest-ever Congressional investigation, “longer even than Watergate.”

An Agreement Written In Tehran

11:20 AM 07/15/2015

It’s hard to imagine a worse agreement than the one presented by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry as their “peace in our time” deal to limit Iran’s nuclear programs.

Prominent Iranian Dissident Blasts Obama From Jail: Letter

11:10 AM 03/18/2015

Heshmat Tabarzadi, a prominent Iranian prisoner of conscience jailed for leading protests against the regime, has smuggled a letter for President Obama to human rights activist Manda Ervin of the Alliance of Iranian Women, who published it with the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (

The evidence for Syrian chemical weapons use crumbles

9:34 AM 09/09/2013

Now we learn that President Obama may be second-guessing his “decision’ to launch military action – that Secretary of State John Kerry insists is not “going to war” -- to punish Syria for a chemical weapons attack the United States has not proved it carried out.

Congress must ask the right questions on Syrian chemical weapons use

1:40 PM 09/03/2013

President Obama has wisely decided to seek a vote in Congress to authorize the use of force against Syria. He needs to take this opportunity to publicly present the evidence behind the administration’s certainty that the Syrian government ordered and carried out the horrible massacre that took place in the Damascus suburbs on August 21.

Verify chemical weapons use before unleashing the dogs of war

4:27 PM 08/29/2013

The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.

Iraq through a partisan lens

10:32 AM 03/20/2013

Ten years ago this week, President George W. Bush issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Saddam Hussein to complete his disarmament obligations under 17 United Nations Security Council resolutions or face the full brunt of a military assault from an allied coalition of 40 nations.

Germany and genocide, again

6:23 PM 03/15/2013

ERBIL, IRAQ --- This week, Kurds in northern Iraq commemorate the 25th anniversary of one of the most barbaric war crimes since WWII: the mass murder of civilians using chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein.

Iranian hostages redux

11:07 AM 03/08/2013

Six years ago today, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared from his hotel on Iran’s Kish Island, a resort island in the Persian Gulf. He was kidnapped shortly after meeting with David Belfield, an American who fled to Iran in 1980 after assassinating an Iranian diplomat from the shah’s regime in Bethesda, Maryland.

Hagel the appeaser

10:23 AM 02/26/2013

At a 2006 conference in Washington, D.C., then-Senator Chuck Hagel laid out an appeasement policy that he claimed was the only sane option for the United States.

Panetta stonewalls (again) on Benghazi-gate

7:45 PM 02/07/2013

At Thursday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stonewalled repeated attempts by committee Republicans to get real answers to what happened in Benghazi, Libya, during the attacks on our consulate and a diplomatic annex that cost the lives of four Americans on September 11, 2012.