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  • HOUSTON: Thousands of Middle Eastern Illegal Immigrants Busted with Forged Papers at Border

    08/21/2016 3:09:34 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 18 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | Bob Price
    <p>U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working with Mexican immigration officials have found thousands of non-Hispanic illegal immigrants crossing Mexico's southern border to make their way to Texas. The "extra-continental" immigrants enter countries as far south as Brazil and make their way to the United States, often with forged travel documents.</p>
  • Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

    08/21/2016 1:37:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if regime warplanes and artillery again attack in areas where troops are located.
  • Obama secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood

    08/18/2016 1:04:23 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State. The policy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood is outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11. The directive was produced in 2011 and outlines administration support for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, according to officials familiar with the classified study. Efforts to force the administration to release the directive or portions of...
  • White House Partner Asked Soros for $750K to Fund Pro-Iran Deal ‘Echo Chamber’

    08/18/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies
    FreeBeacon.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Adam Kredo
    An organization that played a key role in the White House’s effort to mislead the public and Congress about last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran requested $750,000 for this campaign from a foundation backed by liberal billionaire George Soros, according to funding documents leaked to the public. The Ploughshares Fund, a liberal organization cited by top White House officials as a chief architect of the Obama administration’s campaign to push the Iran deal, requested the cash from Soros’s Open Society Foundations so that it could pay off “experts and validators” of the administration’s diplomacy with Iran, according to a funding...
  • Hizbullah Official: Israel Is Closer Than Ever to Its Demise; We Are Capable of Entering the Galilee

    08/15/2016 9:37:40 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 8/8/16 | Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)
    In a TV interview, Lebanese cleric Hashem Safieddine, head of the Executive Council of Hizbullah, said that "Israel is closer than ever before to its demise" and warned that "the time for operations will come." When the interviewer asked whether Hizbullah was capable of entering the Galilee or "even further than the Galilee" with ground forces, Safieddine responded: "We have that capability. Of course." The interview aired on Mayadeen TV on August 8.
  • Hezbollah leader: Obama did, indeed, found ISIS

    08/14/2016 12:33:25 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 59 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 14/08/16 21:14 | Nissan Tzur
    Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Hezbollah terror group, cited American Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's words several days ago stating that current American President Barack Obama had founded ISIS - and agreed with him. During a event for Hezbollah supporters in Southern Lebanon, Nasrallah cited Trump, emphasizing: "The American Presidential candidate is saying this. What he says is based on documents and facts."
  • Iran ‘Ransom’: Feds Claim $1.7 Billion Paid in Full — But Won’t Explain How

    08/11/2016 3:19:50 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Questions continue to linger about the Obama administration’s decision to deliver $400 million in pallets of foreign currency flown to Iran aboard an unmarked jetliner the same day five American hostages were released from Iranian custody. The State and Treasury Departments both told Breitbart News that the U.S. government transferred the remaining $1.3 billion, which was part of the same settlement for which the $400 million was an initial payment in January. However, despite numerous requests, neither State nor Treasury would provide an answer on how the Obama administration allegedly transferred to Iran the remaining $1.3 billion.
  • Fmr. CIA Agent: Obama Displayed ‘High Level’ of Deception On $400 Million Iranian Payment

    08/09/2016 12:49:52 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Law Newz ^ | August 9th, 2016 | Phil Houston and Don Tennant
    Phil Houston is CEO of QVerity, a training and consulting company specializing in detecting deception by employing a model he developed while at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations for the CIA and other federal agencies. His colleague Don Tennant contributed to this report. As the debate rages over whether the payment of $400 million to Iran was a ransom to secure the release of four Americans being held prisoner by Iranian authorities, our analysis of the behavior exhibited by President Barack Obama in explaining the payment suggests that it was almost certainly a...
  • President Obama Violated the Law with His Ransom Payment to Iran

    08/08/2016 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/16 | Andrew C. McCarthy Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438744/iran-ransom-payment-
    The president hoped to camouflage what he knew to be against the law in his dealings with Iran.   Did it ever occur to President Obama to ask why he couldn’t just cut a check to the Iranian regime? Outrage broke out this week over the revelation that Obama arranged to ship the mullahs piles of cash, worth $400 million and converted into foreign denominations, reportedly in an unmarked cargo plane. The hotly debated question was whether the payment, which the administration attributes to a 37-year-old arms deal, was actually a ransom paid for the release of American hostages...
  • QUIET URGENCY IN FACE OF PROBABLE WAR (Israel)

    08/05/2016 4:46:52 PM PDT · by Lera · 78 replies
    Jerusalem Journal ^ | August 3, 2016 | Brian Schrauger
    Behind the headlines, Israel is quietly concerned about protecting its citizens from an attack just across its northern border with Lebanon. Hezbollah, the so-called "Party of Allah" is known to have at least 150 thousand missiles in its armory. They are all earmarked for the Jewish State. Under Iran's control, it is virtually certain that the only reason Hezbollah has not yet attacked Israel is because of Syria. Like Hezbollah in Lebanon, that country's President Assad is also a vassal of the Islamic Republic. Almost all of Tehran's immediate efforts are focused on keeping Assad in power. Accordingly, Hezbollah has...
  • Obama’s Cash Payment to Iran Was More Than a Ransom — It Broke Criminal Law

    08/06/2016 6:35:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 98 replies
    National Review ^ | August 6, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    " By his own account, President Obama engaged in the complex cash transfer in order to end-run sanctions that prohibit the U.S. from having “a banking relationship with Iran.” The point of the sanctions is not to prevent banking with Iran; it is to prevent Iran from getting value from or through our financial system — the banking prohibition is a corollary. And the point of sanctions, if you happen to be the president of the United States sworn to execute the laws faithfully, is to follow them — not pat yourself on the back for keeping them in place...
  • OBAMA ILLEGALLY AIRLIFTED $400 MILLION IN CASH TO IRAN IN UNMARKED PLANE

    08/04/2016 10:16:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funding Iran directly funds terrorism because the Iranian regime is effectively a terror state. Back in the Senate, Obama fought against the classification of the Revolutionary Guard, a key Iranian political-military institution, as terrorists. He's remained consistent since then. 3. This is simply treason. Obama is aiding and abetting the murder of Americans. He's funding terrorism. He's funding Iran's wars in the region, which aside from Israel, include campaigns in Iraq and Syria that have dragged the United States in. The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January...
  • Assad to Netanyahu: Help Me Control the Region and I Guarantee You a Calm Golan

    07/31/2016 6:32:48 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 67 replies
    Assad to Netanyahu: Help Me Control the Region and I Guarantee You a Calm Golan By JNI Media July 31, 2016 , 8:30 am 162 16 8 9Email 274Share “Unto the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with the open land about it, and Ashtaroth with the open land about it.” I Chronicles 6:56 (The Israel Bible™) image: http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/bashar-al-Assad-syria-russia-vladimir-putin.jpg Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Vladimir Putin in Russia 20 October 2015. (Photo: Kremlin/President of the Russian Federation/Wikimedia Commons) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Vladimir Putin in Russia...
  • How Obama Crippled the Iranian People's Freedom Quest

    07/25/2016 6:09:01 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 13 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/24/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Instead, Obama has ignored the people of Iran, a population friendly to the United States and its ideals. His administration even declared the 2009 Green Movement - a popular protest against a probably-rigged presidential election - an internal affair of Iran that warranted no American input. He has failed to do anything for the Iranians, and has even tacitly betrayed them by negotiating with and legitimizing their theocratic government. The catastrophic nuclear deal with the rulers of Iran represented the latest in Obama's long series of failures in relation to the country. While it is true that the economic sanctions...
  • Former Saudi General Makes Rare Israel Visit; MK: "Saudis Want to Get Closer to Israel"

    07/24/2016 5:48:56 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 18 replies
    Israel News ^ | 24 July 2016 | By Ariella Mendlowitz
    ormer Saudi General Dr. Anwar Eshki visited Israel last week, alongside a delegation of academics and businessmen, all of whom came with the intended goal to encourage further discussion of the Saudi-led 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The Israeli news source Haaretz reported that the delegation met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold, the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Yoav Mordechai, and several Knesset members from the opposition. ...
  • Syria: Patriarch Blasts Western Efforts to Remove Assad

    07/22/2016 7:26:35 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The head of the Syriac Catholic Church—an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See—offered strong criticism of “American, French, English, [and] European Union politicians” whose efforts to remove President Bashar al-Assad have led to a nightmare for the region’s Christians. Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Yonan told the National Catholic Register that Syria was a place “where they were fighting against illiteracy, where you had medical care for all, a peaceful country, where you could go wherever you wanted to go, 24 hours a day without any problem — they [the Western powers] find it has a dictatorship...
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran: At War with the U.S.

    07/22/2016 7:39:18 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The Jerusalem Post Wednesday quoted the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, “warning the US administration and its House of Representatives and Senate that injurious measures against the nuclear agreement have reached such a point that there is no way left for Iran but to counteract.” As I show in my new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran, Larijani’s bellicose language and thinly-veiled threat may have come as a surprise to those who believe that Barack Obama and John Kerry brought peace for our time by means of the nuclear deal, but it was nothing new to those...
  • Iran: Confronting U.S. Is Only Choice Left

    07/21/2016 8:17:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/21/2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – Confronting the U.S. is the only choice Iran has left, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned Wednesday. The remarks came following legislation proposed by U.S. opponents to the Iran deal to further sanction the Islamic Republic, and the UN’s first bi-annual report, which said that Iran was not following the “spirit” of the nuclear agreement signed last year by continuing ballistic missile tests. “Majlis (Iranian Parliament), utterly regretting the UN chief’s move, is warning the US administration and its House of Representatives and Senate that injurious measures against the nuclear agreement have reached such a point that...
  • British military insider: World War III is being staged; starting with Israel and Iran

    02/20/2010 3:48:46 PM PST · by TaraP · 204 replies · 3,696+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Feb 18th, 2010 | Carl Herman
    There is a planned Third World War, which will be nuclear and biological. Our source believes that this is on track to be initiated within the next 18-24 months. • It is planned to begin with a strike by Israel on Iran. Either Iran or China will be provoked into a nuclear response. After a brief nuclear exchange, there will be a ceasefire. The world will be thrown into fear and chaos - all carefully engineered. • The extreme state of tension will be used to justify heavy social and military controls in all western first world nations. Plans are...
  • C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

    06/27/2016 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES
    Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack. The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales. The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the...
  • Iran’s Unfriendly Skies

    06/27/2016 7:54:51 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Diane Katz
    With the blessing of the Obama administration, Boeing Co. has negotiated the sale of a fleet of new jets to the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism. The $17.6 billion deal between the aviation giant and the Islamic Republic of Iran was made possible by the lifting of economic sanctions against Tehran in January. It is a reckless piece of business that Congress must address. Under terms of the memorandum of agreement, Boeing reportedly will supply 80 planes—including intercontinental jumbo jets—to state-owned Iran Air. The carrier, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury, has been routinely commandeered by the Islamic...
  • In anger, Obama questioned necessity of Israel's qualitative military edge

    06/20/2016 4:41:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/20/16 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday. Panetta was confirming a report from Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who attributed the claim to him in an article on Obama's foreign policy doctrine published last March. The former Pentagon chief said the White House, at the time, was deeply concerned that Israel was preparing to unilaterally strike Iran. Simultaneously, the administration was also hoping to complete with Riyadh a significant sale of fighter jets....
  • U.S. Officials Fear Saudi Collapse If New Prince Fails

    06/18/2016 4:38:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 17 June 2016 | Robert Windrem, William M. Arkin
    The Saudi prince who seems to have won a family power struggle is meeting with U.S. officials this week -- some of them the same officials who are concerned his reign could be ruinous and hurt the regional security U.S. officials crave. Officials in the national security establishment believe Saudi Arabia is at a crossroads, and that if the prince doesn't succeed, now and later as king, there could be chaos in the Kingdom. "It's him or it's ISIS," said one Saudi expert who asked that his name not be used. Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's 30-year-old deputy crown prince,...
  • Israel Has Been Infected by the Seeds of Fascism, Says ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak

    05/23/2016 2:51:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 20, 2016 9:43 PM
    Israel has been “infected by the seeds of fascism,” former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak said during a TV interview on Friday night. Responding to the resignation of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon earlier in the day, Barak said that it “should be a red light for all of us regarding what’s going on in the government.” “Life-sustaining Zionism and the seeds of fascism cannot live together,” Barak told a Channel 10 interviewer. …
  • How the Obama administration paid J Street to push the Iranian nuclear sellout

    05/23/2016 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/23/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Obama administration through its National Security Council passed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Ploughshares Fund, an NGO that favors allowing Iran to have nuclear weapons. And the Ploughshares Fund paid J Street over $500,000 to push its agenda last summer. That's what came out over this past weekend. A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave liberal Jewish lobbying organization J street $576,500 to advocate for the deal.  ... J-Street, a liberal Jewish political action group, undertook a comprehensive campaign last year to support the nuclear...
  • White House admits it played us for fools to sell Iran deal

    05/06/2016 5:51:32 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Congratulations, liberals of the Washington press corps and elite organizations: You’re a bunch of suckers. We all know this because the Obama White House just told us so. In an astounding New York Times piece by David Samuels, senior White House officials gleefully confess they use friendly reporters and nonprofits as public relations tools in the selling of President Obama’s foreign policy — and can do it almost at will because these tools are ignorant, will believe what they’re told, will essentially take dictation and are happy to be used just to get the information necessary for a tweet or...
  • Kerry Draws Red Line, Says Syria Better Start Removing Assad By Aug 1

    05/04/2016 9:35:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of State John Kerry just gave Syria a hard deadline for starting the political transition to get rid of Syrian President Bashar Assad: Aug. 1. Kerry told reporters Tuesday if Syria doesn’t begin the process of removing Assad by Aug. 1, there will be serious consequences, The Associated Press reports. “If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions,” Kerry said. “One of them may be the total destruction of the cease-fire and then go back to war. I don’t think Russia wants that. I don’t think Assad is going to benefit from that. There may...
  • Exxon's 1Q profit plunges 63 percent on lower oil prices

    05/03/2016 7:34:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 43 replies
    AP ^ | 29 April 2016 | David Koenig
    <p>DALLAS (AP) -- Exxon Mobil produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent.</p> <p>Revenue tumbled 28 percent, and the oil giant lost money in its vaunted exploration and production business despite a 2 percent increase in production. It made more money, however, in chemicals.</p>
  • Obama in Riyadh: Iran nuclear deal sign of 'strength, not weakness'

    04/21/2016 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/21/16 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama vigorously defended his nuclear negotiations at the end of a summit of Persian Gulf state leaders and a rocky visit to Saudi Arabia aimed at reassuring the anxious ally and seeking more support for the fight against the Islamic State. While the president acknowledged Saudi concern that the United States should not be "naďve" when dealing with Iran, he cited previous presidents' willingness to engage in talks with Russia during the height of the Cold War as models to follow. "John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan still negotiated with the Soviet Union even when the Soviet Union was...
  • Saudis snub Obama on Riyadh arrival amid growing tensions

    04/20/2016 11:52:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/19/16 | cnn
    (CNN)President Barack Obama received a chilly reception from Saudi Arabia's leaders as he landed in Riyadh Wednesday, a clear sign of the cooling relations between once-close allies amid regional upheaval and dropping oil prices. When Obama touched down in Riyadh shortly after 1 p.m. local time, there were no kisses with the kingdom's ruler as President George W. Bush once exchanged. The Saudi government dispatched the governor of Riyadh rather than a senior-level royal to shake Obama's hand, a departure from the scene at the airport earlier in the day when King Salman was shown on state television greeting the...
  • Air France plane lands in Iran for first time in 8 years

    04/17/2016 8:56:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2016-04-18 | (AFP News Wires)
    The first Air France flight between Paris and Tehran for eight years landed in the Islamic republic’s capital on Sunday, bearing a government minister and a business delegation. The airline’s route had been suspended since 2008 because of international sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. However, sanctions have been lifted under an accord with world powers that has now been in force for three months. […] Frederic Gagey, the airline’s chief executive, spoke of its “great pride in returning to Iran”. However, resumption of the service caused controversy in France after unions said the airline sent an internal...
  • U2's Bono lobbies US Senate for 'Marshall Plan' in the Middle East

    04/12/2016 3:25:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/12/16 | ATRICIA ZENGERLE, LESLEY WROUGHTON / REUTERS
    U2 lead singer Bono joined diplomats and aid experts on Tuesday to appeal for US Senate support for a "Marshall Plan" to provide aid to the Middle East much like the massive relief the United States provided for Europe after World War Two. "Aid in 2016 is not charity; it is national security," the rock star, who is also an active anti-poverty campaigner, testified to the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid. "It could be the best bulwark we have against violent extremism," Bono said.
  • White House: Blame to share for failed Libya aftermath

    04/11/2016 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 3:22 PM EDT | Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey
    The White House sought Monday to share the blame for the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya, arguing the U.S. and its NATO allies asked too few questions about what would follow after dictator Moammar Gadhafi was toppled. A day after President Barack Obama called that failure the worst mistake of his presidency, the White House said Obama believed more should have been done to fill the power vacuum. Although the U.S. played a leading role in that effort, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama’s regrets extended to what “the United States and the rest of the...
  • Bernie Sanders claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza

    04/05/2016 6:20:45 PM PDT · by Lera · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/5/2016 | Ari Soffer
    Grossly inflating casualty figures, Jewish Democratic presidential candidate condemns Israel's defensive actions in Gaza. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has accused Israel of killing over 10,000 innocent civilians during 2014's war with Gazan terrorists - in a gross inflation of the casualty statistics enough to make even Hamas's own propaganda chiefs blush. Sanders, who trails Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by a significant margin, made the comments in a meeting with the New York Daily News editorial board, a transcript of which was published Tuesday. Despite being the only Jewish candidate in either party (and despite a stint as a youngster...
  • Did they lie or did they just bow to Iran?

    04/04/2016 7:55:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/4/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Israel Project's Omri Ceren sent around an email this afternoon reporting that Congress is looking into whether Obama administration officials lied to Congress in their testimony about the Iran deal last summer, or whether they have just totally bowed to Iran. Last week reporters confirmed that the Obama administration has reversed itself on a number of commitments made to Congress during last summer's push to get support for the Iran deal. Specifically the AP confirmed that the administration intends to give Iran indirect access the U.S. financial system and Reuters confirmed that Washington is no longer labeling Iranian...
  • Obama: Iran agreement 'a substantial success'

    04/02/2016 1:23:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    President Barack Obama on Friday boasted of the nuclear deal that world powers reached with Iran last year. Speaking at a nuclear summit in Washington and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Obama highlighted the benefits the deal would bring to Iran’s economy. “It will take time for Iran to integrate into the global economy, but Iran is already beginning to see the benefits of this deal,” he said, an apparent response to complaints from Tehran that the deal hadn’t delivered promised economic relief after years of international sanctions. Obama called the agreement “a substantial success” and said that Iran...
  • Obama considering easing financial restrictions on Iran

    03/31/2016 5:20:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Obama administration is considering easing financial restrictions that prohibit U.S. dollars from being used in transactions with Iran, officials said on Thursday, sparking anger among Republicans as well as some Democrats. .....
  • Iran's Next Big Export

    03/29/2016 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 29, 2016 | Stephen Green Vodka Pundit
    Pardon the lengthy excerpt, but this piece from Frederick W. Kagan & Paul Bucala begins with lots of need-to-know information: Iranian officials have labored to conceal the extent of their involvement in the Syrian conflict, repeatedly insisting that they are only training, advising, and assisting Syrian forces. The announcements of Iranian casualties reported by Iranian media and social media tell another story. Careful analysis of the ranks and unit affiliations of Iranians reported as having been killed in Syria demonstrates that IRGC officers are leading soldiers in combat and not merely advising. Comparisons of the casualty data with the dates...
  • Katie Gorka: "We're Frightening Close" To Losing Christianity In The Middle East

    03/28/2016 3:24:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Katie Gorka, President of the Council on Global Security, discussed what Christians can do to help in the war against Christianity with host Stephen K. Bannon on SiriusXM radio’s Breitbart News Saturday: On a special Holy Saturday edition of Breitbart News Saturday, host and Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon will continue the discussion on the global war on Christianity we began on the Good Friday episode and will continue through to Easter Sunday.
  • Obama administration engaged in secret talks to pay Iran nearly $2 billion

    03/23/2016 10:52:35 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 3/23/16 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has spent three years engaged in secret talks with Iran that resulted in the payment of nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to the Islamic Republic, with more payouts likely to come in the future, according to a recent letter issued by the State Department and obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon. The administration’s disclosure came in response to an inquiry launched in January by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), who was seeking further information about the Obama administration’s payment of $1.7 billion in taxpayer funds to Iran, which many viewed as a “ransom payment” for...
  • Trump at AIPAC: 'Obama May Be The Worst Thing To Ever Happen To Israel'

    03/21/2016 5:40:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on the second day of their annual conference in Washington D.C. At a packed Verizon Center, Trump addressed the attendees. The Donald opened by saying that he was a lifelong supporter and friend of Israel, noting that he allowed then-Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani to fly on his airplane to Israel during his visit to show solidarity with other terror victims. “In Spring 2004, at the height of violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the Grand Marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest...
  • Unfrozen Iranian assets going to kill Jews

    03/06/2016 7:10:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-4-16 | Jack Rosen
    Even in the midst of an astounding 2016 presidential campaign that is gripping the attention of most Americans, the U.S. - Iran nuclear deal is back in the news. The IAEA says that, so far, Iran appears to be in compliance. But that is not the whole story. Now we learn that the regime of the Ayatollahs has a new program to support Palestinian murderers of Israelis. Iran has committed to give $7,000 to families of attackers who have used knives, hammers, scissors and other crude implements to kill and maim. For families that have their homes destroyed by Israel...
  • FAIL: Watch a US TOW Missile Fail to Penetrate a Russian T-90 (Video)

    02/27/2016 2:37:22 PM PST · by marvel5 · 65 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | February 27, 2016 | RT
    A video published online by a Syrian rebel group shows what appears to be a direct hit by a US-made BGM-71 TOW on the turret of a Russia-supplied T-90 tank of the Syrian Army. The video is one of a multitude of instances of the use of TOW missiles by rebels in Syria, but it may be the first time the anti-tank weapon was used against the advanced T-90 main battle tank. The clip shows the optically-guided missile approaching the partially-covered tank, followed by a bright explosion and a cloud of smoke. Moments later one of the tank crew members...
  • US and Europe Should Recognize Iranian Elections as a Sham

    02/20/2016 12:57:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2016 | Donya Jam
    On February 26, the ayatollahs have scheduled two "elections" in Iran: one for the parliament and one for the Assembly of Experts, a body that is supposed to monitor the supreme leader and choose a replacement when the time comes. Some in the West tout this as the potential start of a new era of moderation. After all it is the first election since the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers. But the nuclear deal cannot be the only criteria by which the West determines the prospects for moderation in Iran. Equally or more important is...
  • Saudi Arabia Embarks On Massive Military Drill With 2,500 Warplanes And 20,000 Tanks

    02/15/2016 5:16:09 AM PST · by Strategy · 147 replies
    IBT ^ | February 15, 2016 | By Vasudevan Sridharan
    Saudi Arabia has commenced a massive military drill in which 20 nations are participating. The move comes amid ongoing deadly conflicts in the Middle East. More than 2,500 warplanes, 20,000 tanks and 450 helicopters will be part of the exercise. Riyadh has billed the manoeuvre as "the largest and most important" drill ever staged in the region. Up to 350,000 troops from various Gulf nations, and other allies such as Pakistan, Jordan, Chad and Sudan will take part in the drill, the Saudi Press Agency said. The exercises would involve ground, naval and air forces personnel.
  • CIA Director: The Middle East Is The Worst It's Been In 50 Years With 'Unprecedented' Bloodshed

    02/14/2016 2:25:16 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | February 10
    John Brennan, the CIA director, told a Senate committee Tuesday that the violence and instability in the Middle East was the worst it had been in 50 years, painting a dire picture of a region he said was facing "unprecedented" bloodshed. Brennan spoke at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual worldwide-threats hearing, emphasizing the threats the US faces as the Middle East devolves further into chaos. "The Middle East right now I think is racked by more instability and violence and inter-state conflict than we've seen certainly in the past 50 years," Brennan said. "And the amount of bloodshed and humanitarian...
  • Ignoring Obama, Iran upgrades its nuclear-capable Emad missile

    02/10/2016 5:00:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 2:10 PM | Ari Yashar
    In open defiance of recent US sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan on late Tuesday told local media that Tehran will soon be rolling out an upgrade of its nuclear-capable medium-range Emad missiles. The "next generation of Emad with improved precision" will be unveiled in the next Iranian year which starts on March 20, Dehghan said as cited by the semi-official Fars News Agency. Emad is said to have a 1,700 kilometer range, putting Israel and much of eastern Europe squarely in its sights. [...] In light of an Iranian Emad test on October 10,...
  • Iraq planning to build giant "wall" around Baghdad

    02/07/2016 2:44:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    cbs/ap ^ | 02/07/2016
    Saad al-Hadithi spoke to The Associated Press after an earlier statement from the prime minister's office seemed to dismiss the idea entirely. "Baghdad is the capital for all Iraqis and it's not possible for a wall or a fence to isolate the city," the earlier statement said. The plan for the wall was originally drafted by the Interior Ministry as an effort to curb near-daily attacks carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and cut down on checkpoints inside the city that snarl traffic. The Interior Ministry's spokesman, police Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, told The Associated...
  • Obama’s Disastrous Betrayal of the Syrian Rebels

    02/07/2016 1:05:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 5, 2016 | Emily Hokayem
    What a difference a year makes in Syria. And the introduction of massive Russian airpower. Last February, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its Shiite auxiliaries mounted a large-scale attempt to encircle Aleppo, the northern city divided between regime and rebels since 2012 and battered by the dictator’s barrel bombs. Islamist and non-Islamist mainstream rebels — to the surprise of those who have derided their performance, let alone their existence — repelled the offensive at the time. What followed was a string of rebel advances across the country, which weakened Assad so much that they triggered Moscow’s direct intervention in September,...
  • Saudis not ruling out nuclear bomb in response to Iran

    01/19/2016 2:36:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia is not ruling out developing a nuclear bomb if its regional rival Iran obtains one, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday. Asked if Saudi Arabia had discussed seeking a nuclear bomb in the event Iran managed to obtain one, al-Jubeir replied the country would do "whatever we need to do in order to protect our people". "I don't think it would be logical to expect us to discuss any such issue in public and I don't think it would be reasonable to expect me to answer this question one way or another,"...