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  • Checkmate: Obama's Syrian Disaster

    10/10/2015 11:39:17 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10 Oct 15 | Joseph V. Micallef
    The Syrian Civil War is entering a third and potentially very dangerous phase in its continuing evolution. It began as a purely domestic crisis, became steadily internationalized as other countries intervened, and it now risks becoming a full blown Russian-American cold war proxy conflict. This is a conflict that could turn hot very quickly given the proximity of American and Russian military forces in the same theater of operations. The civil war started as an Arab Spring sparked revolt by elements in the Syrian military, under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, against the Assad government. There has been...
  • First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran

    10/08/2015 12:03:54 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | October 8, 2015 | Barbara Starr and Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday. Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran. One official said there may be casualties, but another official said this is not yet known.
  • A Chinese landing craft with 1,000 marines for Syria

    09/28/2015 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Debkafile ^ | 09/06/15
    Western naval sources reported Friday that a Chinese landing craft, the Jinggangshan, with a 1,000-strong marine battalion had reached the Red Sea en route for the Mediterranean off Syria. According to DEBKAfile, Beijing has already deployed a number of warships opposite Syria in secret. If the latest report is confirmed, this will be the largest Chinese deployment in the Middle East in its naval history.
  • Cotton: Senate Fails To Keep Iran From Getting Nukes

    09/10/2015 1:44:29 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/10/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Tom Cotton is blasting Senate Democrats from failing to block the Iran nuclear deal. “I am deeply disappointed by Senate Democrats' decision to block a vote on the Iran nuclear deal. I proposed an amendment to Corker-Cardin that would have guaranteed a vote, but it was rejected by Democrats because their goal all along was to deny Congress any vote or say on this deal. That's one reason why I ultimately voted against Corker-Cardin," reads Cotton's statement to the press. “Political fealty to President Obama’s hoped-for legacy in foreign affairs means this dangerous deal will likely move forward, despite...
  • Senate votes 58-42, failing to overcome Dem filibuster on Iran nuke deal. The deal will stand

    09/10/2015 1:24:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 10, 2015 | Manu Raju
    Senate votes 58-42, failing to overcome Dem filibuster on Iran nuke deal. The deal will stand
  • Cheney: Obama Will Regret ‘Train Wreck’ Nuclear Deal

    09/02/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 5:00 am | Alana Goodman
    Deal ‘will never be forgotten in the Middle East’ Dick Cheney called the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran a “train wreck” that will never be forgotten and characterized it as a betrayal of U.S. allies in the Middle East during an interview with the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. “I cannot explain [President Obama’s] motives other than he thinks this is going to be a great legacy for his presidency,” said Cheney. “I think it’s going to be a train wreck, and he’s not going to want to claim it down the road. He’ll have to find a way...
  • No Surprise: Obama Gets Iran Votes

    09/02/2015 12:32:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Rush ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Is anybody surprised? You should not be surprised that Obama got the votes that he wanted. And I'm gonna maintain to you right now that that was always in the cards once Chuck Schumer decided to vote against it. Sorry if this sounds like an attack on Senator Schumer. I don't doubt that his opposition to this is principled, in part. But when I saw that Schumer was gonna vote against it and the story came, gonna be three or four to follow him along, it told me everything I needed to know. It meant that his vote "no"...
  • AP Exclusive: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

    08/19/2015 2:04:26 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 19, 2015 4:42 PM EDT | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) — Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.
  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia ‘desperate’ to purchase Mistral warships

    08/07/2015 11:15:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    FRANCE24 ^ | 2015-08-07
    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are interested in buying two French Mistral warships that had been sold to Russia before Paris scrapped the deal, French media reported Friday, citing an official French source. "Egypt and Saudi Arabia are desperate to buy two Mistrals," an unnamed official French source told France’s leading daily, Le Monde. “King Salman of Saudi Arabia wants to build a fleet in Egypt which could project regional power in the Red Sea and Mediterranean," said the source. "Some countries in the region have displayed a marked interest in the Mistrals with the aim of establishing a [regional] maritime...
  • WSJ Op-Ed: Iran Nuke Deal Reveals Obama’s “Blind Spot” Towards Anti-Semitism

    08/03/2015 11:18:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    President Barack Obama has a “blind spot” towards anti-Semitism that is evident in his administration’s outreach to Iran, Ruth Wisse, a scholar of Yiddish and comparative literature, wrote in an op-ed (Google link) published Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Yet when it comes to the world’s most widespread and ideologically driven racism, President Obama seems to have a blind spot, initiating a nuclear deal with the fanatical anti-Jewish regime in Tehran, despite what he calls Iran’s “bad behavior.” The euphemism this time is his, not that of the perpetrators, and it camouflages their intentions even if they won’t. Perhaps...
  • TEHRAN: 'We will trample upon America!

    07/20/2015 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 84 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, “We Will Trample Upon America,” according to photos released by Iran’s state-controlled media. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week. Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the official remarks by Iranian officials and clerics...
  • The Day Israel Died

    07/20/2015 4:29:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | July 20, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Last year, my book Conservative Insurgency: The Struggle To Take America Back 2009-2041, predicted a liberal sellout of Israel. The prediction was wrong only in terms of who led the betrayal. In reality it was Barack Obama, while in the book it is President Hillary Clinton. The following scenario is adapted from that chapter. All of the military and other information is based on open sources. On a warm September day in 2015, the United States Senate failed to override Obama’s veto of the measure rejecting his Iranian nuclear agreement. Every one of the 54 Republicans voted against the agreement,...
  • Why Obama Gave Technology To Iran

    07/19/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    What everybody already knows: Iran wants a nuclear weapon. Whether it’s to utilize for themselves, or to monetize to the open market of global bad actors Iran is heavily invested in getting the bomb. What many did not know: Our goal going into the multi-lateral talks with Iran was clear, end Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuit. Our end result walking away from the talks was equally clear—the United States leading the way—gave Iran permission to get the nuclear bomb (the very thing we were attempting to keep them from getting.) What many now think: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons has been...
  • Pentagon chief Carter not offering new arms deal to Israel

    07/19/2015 10:12:53 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 19, 2015 | ROBERT BURNS
    In the face of Israeli outrage over the Iran nuclear accord, the Pentagon is moving quickly to reinforce arguably the strongest part of the U.S.-Israeli relationship: military cooperation. But officials say Washington has no plans to offer new weaponry as compensation for the Iran deal. Defense Secretary Ash Carter left for Tel Aviv on Sunday to push ahead with talks on ways the U.S. can further improve Israel's security — not just with Iranian threats in mind, but an array of other challenges, including cyberdefense and maritime security. Israel also has expressed concern that U.S. sales of advanced weaponry to...
  • Americans Distrust Iran, While Obama and Hillary Remain Naively Optimistic

    07/17/2015 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 16, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama's dubious nuclear deal with Iran has begun an all-out political war in Congress that will have a huge, perhaps decisive, impact in the 2016 presidential election. Immediately after an agreement had been struck to lift economic sanctions on the Islamic republic, GOP leaders were denouncing Iran's tissue-thin promises and plotting their strategy for the congressional battles to come. And even House and Senate Democratic leaders were expressing grave reservations about the nuclear pact that, critics said, threatened the very survival of Israel and our other allies in the region. Congress will have 60 days to review...
  • Rubio to Kerry: Why Haven’t You Brought Home American Hostages in Iran?

    07/17/2015 8:28:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 7/17/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wrote Secretary of State John Kerry today to remind him that “American citizens remain unjustly imprisoned by the Iranian regime even as you have finalized a nuclear deal with Iran,” and urging him “to use every tool at your disposal to secure their freedom” unconditionally. “It is unacceptable that the United States has reached a final agreement with Iran while innocent Americans languish in the most brutal conditions of Iranian jail cells. I am profoundly disappointed that the agreement with Iran did not ensure the unconditional release of American citizens: Jason Rezaian, Pastor Saeed Abedini and...
  • Forget Obama...Republicans made the Iran nukes deal possible(bypassed Constitution)

    07/15/2015 5:25:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/15/15 | newsmachete
    Mark Levin has been shouting until he is blue in the face that this truly awful nuclear deal with Iran has been made possible only with the help of Senate Republicans, who passed a bill (99-1, with Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only sane dissenter) making it nearly impossible to stop Obama's agreement with the ayatollahs: Normally, here's how treaties work: the President negotiates a treaty with another country, like the deal he is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons development. Once the treaty is negotiated, it's submitted to the Senate. Two thirds of the Senate has to vote...
  • Obama Crumbles Under Deadline, Gives Iran ‘Open-Ended’ Nuclear Negotiations

    07/12/2015 6:38:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/12/2015 | John Hayward
    “There is much talk of deadlines looming ominously, but Iran knows perfectly well that the deadline is its friend—and the West’s enemy,” Breitbart News wrote last week. It seems this credulous, juvenile administration finally figured that out, as the Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. is floating the idea of an “open-ended diplomatic process,” waving aside deadlines altogether.
  • John Kerry says Iran nuclear deal deadlines are pretty much meaningless

    07/09/2015 2:45:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Robert Laurie
    So why do we have them in the first place? Tomorrow, negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal will run up against another deadline. Then the deadline will be ignored, talks will continue, and a new deadline will probably be set. Eventually, we’ll hit that deadline, and we’ll do the same dance all over again. HTML5 video is not supported! That’s because John Kerry has just informed the world that these “deadlines” are pretty much meaningless. As the Free Beacon reports: Secretary of State John Kerry informed reporters on Thursday that nuclear talks with Iran would continue past any deadline and...
  • Rise in Gun Sales: Jews Are Arming

    07/05/2015 4:44:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    INN ^ | 7/5/2015, 7:03 PM | Hezki Ezra
    Gun shop owners are reporting a spike in gun sales, as a result of the current terror wave, and also of new regulations that allow more citizens to buy and hold guns. Yitzchak Mizrahi, who owns the Magnum firearms store in Jerusalem, told Arutz Sheva Sunday that Jews are responding to the ongoing terror attacks in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, by buying more weapons, and that the new criteria issued by the Interior Ministry are making it possible for many people who could not do so in the past, to arm themselves. …
  • Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

    05/17/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 112 replies
    New York Post ^ | may 17/2015 | bill sanderson
    Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.
  • Obama Throws Summit, Nobody Comes

    05/14/2015 8:00:59 PM PDT · by shove_it · 19 replies
    LibertyNewsNow ^ | 14 May 2015 | Adam Campbell
    What if you threw a summit and nobody came? Barack Obama learned that the hard way–when four of the six Persian Gulf heads of state he invited to Camp David stood him up. The point of Obama’s summit was to calm fears about his potential nuclear deal with Iran. The potential deal created some strange bedfellows worldwide: uniting often-contentious Middle Eastern nations, and creating a bipartisan push for changes in Congress, who all feel the deal, as-is, will have a disastrous effect on the Middle East. But, with so many no-shows from heads of state–who instead sent low-level dignitaries to...
  • White House Sees No Snub in Arab Leaders Skipping Summit

    05/11/2015 3:02:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/11/15 | Chris Jansing, Kristin Donnelly and Katie Wall
    The White House sought to quash concerns that the withdrawal of four of the six top leaders of Gulf nations from a planned summit later this week at Camp David signals strained relations between the administration and countries in that region. Of the six Arab states invited, only two of the those countries — Kuwait and Qatar — plan on sending their top leaders.
  • Rulers of Most Gulf Nations to Miss US Summit, Administration Denies 'Snub'

    05/11/2015 5:55:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | May 11, 2015 | Staff
    The White House was scrambling Monday to put a positive face on an upcoming summit of Persian Gulf states after learning leaders from four of the six invited nations are expected to skip. While those nations are still sending representatives to the summit being hosted by President Obama later this week at Camp David, the absence of crucial heads of state -- notably, Saudi Arabia's new king -- could present an awkward situation for the administration. But State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf rejected the notion this was a "snub," and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest likewise said the administration...
  • Top Iran Commander: ‘We Welcome War With The United States’

    05/07/2015 8:14:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies ^ | May 7, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    A top commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told a state-run media outlet on Wednesday that Iran is prepared to go to war with the United States and will even “welcome war” to show off Tehran’s power. “We have prepared ourselves for the most dangerous scenarios and this is no big deal and is simple to digest for us,” said IRGC Lieutenant Commander General Hossein Salami. “We welcome war with the US as we do believe that it will be the scene for our success to display the real potentials of our power,” he added. Salami’s remarks come...
  • State Department Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ For Iran

    04/20/2015 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2015 2:20 pm | Adam Kredo
    Largest cash infusion to terror regime in recent memory, experts say The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called “signing bonus” for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds. Experts have said this multi-billion dollar “signing bonus” option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory. A cash release of...
  • Michelle Bachmann: Obama's poor relationship with Israel will bring the return of Jesus [Hosea 2:7]

    04/15/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 128 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | ARIEL COHEN
    Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann stated that President Barack Obama’s handling of the Iranian nuclear deal is a symbol of the coming of the end of times and the “imminent” return of Jesus Christ, during a recent radio interview. Bachmann explained that if Obama and the United States turn their back on Israel, this would bring severe “curses” upon the United States, similar to those seen in the end of days. But, Bachmann is not afraid of the end of days, rather she says that “these are the most exciting days in history” because nothing is more important than the...
  • Kerry: We're There for our Mideast Allies

    04/08/2015 9:49:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 4/8/15 | Yaakov Levi
    The United States plans to continue its efforts to pursue a nuclear deal with Iran, but will not allow Tehran to run amok and do as it pleases, said Secretary of State John Kerry. If needed, the US will respond forcefully to Iranian efforts to destabilize the Middle East, Kerry said in an interview. "Iran needs to recognize that the United States is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines - international boundaries - in other countries,” Kerry told PBS in an interview Wednesday. The US is “well...
  • Barack Obama: Iran deal a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’

    04/05/2015 6:23:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/05/2015 | Jennifer Shutt
    President Barack Obama discussed his administration’s most recent foreign policy feat this weekend, saying the isolation of countries such as Iran does not always serve American interests.In an interview with The New York Times, Obama said the deal with Iran that would allow it to develop nuclear energy while lifting sanctions is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”“This is our best bet by far to make sure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon,” Obama said in the interview published Sunday. “What we will be doing even as we enter into this deal is sending a very clear message to the Iranians and to...
  • FM: Iran could resume nuclear activities if West withdraws

    04/04/2015 3:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2015 5:43 PM EDT
    Iran’s foreign minister says Tehran would be able to return to its current level of nuclear activities if the West withdraws from a pact that is to be finalized in June. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran has the power to take “corresponding action” and “will be able to return” its nuclear program to the same level if the other side fails to honor the agreement. …
  • Metropolitan Hilarion: Western Powers Share Blame for Middle Eastern Christian Genocide

    04/03/2015 5:13:18 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 24 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 3, 2015 | John Couretas
    Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church "Only after the ISIS militants began terrible mass executions of Christians the world community began speaking about this problem out loud. It happened only after the number of Christians in Iraq decreased by times and almost no Christians remained in Lybia and after the Christian community in Egypt had a hard time. The world community has at last begun speaking out against the background of general instability and uncertainty, against the background of the Arab Spring developments, against the background of what is going on now in Syria, where militants in the occupied...
  • US reportedly backed down on initial goals in Iran talks

    04/03/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The emerging reports indicate the U.S. team, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, gradually backed down over the course of the talks as Iran's delegation dug in. The Wall Street Journal, citing current and former U.S. representatives at the discussions, claimed the White House had initially hoped to persuade Iran to dismantle much of the country's nuclear infrastructure when talks started in late 2013, only to be told categorically that Iran would not do so.
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Twenty-Third Week in Office

    04/03/2015 1:27:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies ^ | 4/3/15 | Nachum
    The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Twenty-Third Week in OfficeNews and Notes:   Obama: 'By Hook or By Crook' I'm Going to Be a Successful President  4/2/2015It's 3am and nobody's there Iran Brags About Nuke Concessions Sanctions to be terminated, no nuke sites closed, research and development to continue Iran Accuses U.S. of Lying About New Nuke Agreement Says White House misleading Congress, American people with fact sheetObama Touts 'Historic' Iran Nuclear Deal Obama says 'no daylight' with Israel, while stressing this is 'the best option' and 'a good deal,' outlining its details.'Framework' for final deal reached at Iran nuclear talksBoehner: Iran Deal an...
  • Obama’s Iran deal falls far short of his own goals

    04/02/2015 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | By Editorial Board
    THE “KEY parameters” for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals originally set by the Obama administration. None of Iran’s nuclear facilities — including the Fordow center buried under a mountain — will be closed. Not one of the country’s 19,000 centrifuges will be dismantled. Tehran’s existing stockpile of enriched uranium will be “reduced” but not necessarily shipped out of the country. In effect, Iran’s nuclear infrastructure will remain intact, though some of it will be mothballed for 10 years. When the accord lapses, the Islamic Republic will instantly become a threshold nuclear...
  • Netanyahu to Obama: Iran framework threatens Israel's existence

    04/02/2015 4:40:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 98 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Apr. 3, 2015 | 2:21 AM | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barak Obama had a difficult phone conversation on Thursday night, hours after the announcement that a framework nuclear agreement was reached between the six world powers and Iran. According to the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu reiterated during the conversation that "a deal based on this framework will threaten Israel's existence." In the conversation, Netanyahu expressed staunch opposition on Israel's part to the framework deal, describing it as posing a "grave danger to Israel, the region and the world." The prime minister told Obama that only this week an Iranian general said that "Israel's destruction...
  • LIVE: Obama on Iran nuclear talks

    04/02/2015 11:43:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies ^ | 04/02/2015
  • Agents of the Enemy-Is John Kerry representing America or Iran?

    04/01/2015 5:08:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Agents of the EnemyPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 31, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments If any further evidence was needed to show that the nuclear talks with Iran were a tragic farce, choreographed and orchestrated by Iran, the startling revelations from a former top aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ought to do the trick.“The US negotiating team are mainly [in Lausanne] to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he told an opposition television network in London.Amir Hossein Motaghi was Rouhani’s image-maker...
  • French Officials: Obama Plans To Make Iran His Key Middle East Ally

    03/31/2015 12:17:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies ^ | 3/31/15 | Alex Griswold
    In a shocking accusation, French diplomats told Foreign Policy that they believe the Obama administration plans to replace Saudi Arabia with Iran as the central U.S. ally in the Middle East. (VIDEO: Reporter Grills State Department: Is United States Now A ‘Functional Ally Of Iran?’) “Numerous French diplomats suspect that the United States… is on the verge of profoundly reshaping of [sic] its traditional alliance system in the Middle East,” reporters Joseph Bahout and Benjamin Haddad write, ”moving [to] a system where Iran replaces Saudi Arabia as the central pillar of regional stability.” “The nuclear talks, French diplomats suspect, are...
  • Iranian Defector: 'U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf'

    03/28/2015 3:22:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5:01 PM, Mar 28, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran. He also has a damning indictment of America's role in the nuclear negotiations. “The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal," Motaghi told a TV station after just defecting from the Iranian delegation while abroad for the nuclear talks. The P 5 + 1 is made up of United States, United Kingdom, Russia,...
  • Column One: Managing Obama’s war against Israel

    03/27/2015 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    On Wednesday, the Jerusalem Municipality announced it is shelving plans to build 1,500 apartments in the Har Homa neighborhood. Officials gave no explanation for its sudden move. But none was needed. Obviously the construction of apartments for Jews in Jerusalem was blocked in the hopes of appeasing US President Barack Obama. But is there any reason to believe he can be appeased? Today the White House is issuing condemnations of Israel faster than the UN. To determine how to handle what is happening, we need to understand the nature of what is happening. Max Boot explained Wednesday in The Wall...
  • Irreparable ["Israel-US relationship is a write-of"]

    03/27/2015 6:29:56 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle Online ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2016 | Staff
    Netanyahu aides say Israel-US relationship is a write-off — and Iran, not the Palestinian issue, is to blame. Senior advisers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have described the relationship between the Obama administration and the Israeli government as irreparable. The war of words between the two leaders over the last few days has focused on Mr Netanyahu's remarks on the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israel's Arab citizens, but officials in Jerusalem say they are convinced the real reason for the crisis is the difference of opinion on Iran. The view among Mr Netanyahu's advisers is that President...
  • Is the Iran nuke deal the Obamacare of the president’s second term?

    03/27/2015 7:23:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    As more and more information about the nuclear talks with Iran is revealed in the press, including yesterday’s gem in which the nation learned that the White House might consider allowing Iran to proceed with enrichment at a hardened, underground facilities designed to withstand airstrikes, the public grows reasonably skeptical of the true design of a nuclear accord. If the administration’s aim is not merely to freeze but roll back the Iranian nuclear weapons program, actors in the region nervous about Iran’s ambitions believe the White House will fail to achieve this objective. Moreover, in the effort to provide...
  • Obama to Netanyahu: U.S. will reassess Israeli-Palestinian peace policy (uses Ford's 1975 term)

    03/21/2015 6:12:02 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 19, 2015 | 11:57 PM | Barak Ravid
    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening, and protested remarks made by the latter during his election campaign against the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israel's Arab citizens. Obama did not accept the explanations Netanyahu provided during an interview with NBC, in which he backtracked on some of the statements he made during the final days of the election campaign. According to a senior White House official, Obama told Netanyahu that the U.S. will need to reassess its options regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in light of the prime minister's new...
  • Jackie Mason bashes Obama on Israel: 'It's certainly hard to tell which side he's on ...

    03/21/2015 8:09:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2015 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    * Jewish comedic legend said Hamas militants 'want to squash Israel or eliminate Israel' * The US president, he claims, believes 'there's no reason why they shouldn't be given a chance to operate' * Mason thinks Hollywood has become anti-semitic because successful 'retarded ... morons' with guilt complexes see Palestinians as underdogs * He wil be in London June 1-3 doing standup act * Comments came on Tel Aviv-based 'Aaron Klein Investigative Radio' show A legendary and outspoken Jewish comedian is blasting President Barack Obama – and the Hollywood community – for letting Israel twist in the wind following Benjamin...
  • Obama takes Netanyahu ‘at his word’ on Palestinian state

    03/21/2015 7:45:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2015 8:50 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama said he takes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “at his word” for saying that an independent Palestinian state will never coexist with Israel as long as he is in office, yet another sign of the strained relations between longtime allies. […] Obama, who placed a congratulatory telephone call to Netanyahu on Thursday, said he indicated to the prime minister that the U.S. remains committed to a two-state solution as the only way to keep Israel secure. …
  • Steyn: "Everybody" In Middle East "Despises" Obama

    03/20/2015 3:25:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | March 20, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Mark Steyn, columnist and author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn,” argued that “everybody” in the Middle East “despises” President Obama on Thursday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
  • Obama Surrenders! Iran Wins!

    03/14/2015 8:00:43 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif, chief negotiator in nuclear talks with Obama’s State Department, declared victory stating that no matter how the negotiations end, Tehran has come out “the winner.” He feels confident because the simple fact of having carried out nuclear negotiations with the United States has elevated the Republic to a position of global power broker. In a desperate effort to reach a deal with the Iranians, an interim agreement was adopted which would at once allow Iran to retain its ability to enrich uranium while permitting the Republic to stockpile that same weapons grade uranium it had...
  • GOP senators to Iran: Nuclear deal needs Congress’ sign-off to last

    03/09/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/9/2015 | Fox News
    Forty-seven Republican senators warned Iran's leaders on Monday that any nuclear deal needs congressional approval in order to last beyond President Obama's term, in a stark letter aimed at re-asserting lawmakers' role as talks near a key deadline. ....
  • Netanyahu: U.S. speech ‘well worth’ confrontation with Obama

    03/06/2015 4:49:12 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 21 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/6/15 |
    After speaking to Congress on March 3 despite the objections of the Obama administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “a prime minister in Israel must be able to stand up even to our closest ally and tell the truth.” In an interview published Friday by Israel Hayom, whose English-language content is distributed exclusively by, Netanyahu said his speech about the Iranian nuclear threat was “well worth the cost of confrontation” with President Barack Obama. The White House had opposed the speech on the grounds that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) did not consult Obama about inviting Netanyahu.
  • Senior official on Netanyahu's plane: Congress must be made aware of Iran deal concessions

    03/01/2015 4:17:21 PM PST · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 2, 2015 | 1:28 AM | By Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived on Sunday night in Washington D.C., where he is scheduled to deliver a speech before Congress on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters during an in-flight briefing, a senior official in the prime minister's entourage said Israel holds a significant amount of trustworthy information regarding the deal taking shape with Iran that points at concessions agreed to by the world powers that run counter to Israel's interests. The senior official travelling on the prime minister's plane noted that Netanyahu had received the impression that members of Congress are not fully aware of the details of the deal...