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  • 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 · 32 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,"...
  • Obama Admin: Congressional Crackdown on Terror Will Violate Iran Deal

    12/21/2015 5:53:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 91 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12-21-2015 | Adam Kredo
    Obama Admin: Congressional Crackdown on Terror Will Violate Iran Deal ‘Iran Czar’ tells Congress nuke deal prohibits congress from restricting terrorist visas BY: Adam Kredo December 21, 2015 Senior Obama administration officials are expressing concern that congressional attempts to tighten laws preventing terrorists from entering the United States could violate the Iran nuclear agreement and prompt Tehran to walk away from the agreement.Congress is considering measures that would tighten the Visa Waiver Program to make it harder for potential terrorists to legally enter the United States by increasing restrictions on individuals who have travelled to countries with prominent terrorist organizations...
  • Netanyahu: 'One of the best meetings I've had with Obama'

    11/09/2015 5:30:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/11/15 | Nitzan Keidar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told reporters following his meeting Monday with President Barack Obama that the meeting had been one of the better ones the two have had. "The conversation took place in a pleasant atmosphere, I would say constructive and businesslike," he said in a briefing following the meeting in Washington. "What was seen on the outside, was evident inside as well. [It was ] one of the best meetings I have had with Obama and I think the other side felt the same way." The prime minister said that "the conversation was very relaxed, and honest. No one...
  • What Egyptians think of Obama

    10/22/2015 12:01:24 PM PDT · by Kozy · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/20/2015 | Unknown
    Don't know if this has been seen before. These Egyrtian commentators don't think to highly of Obama. They laugh at him, his body, his wife and how no one can trust him.
  • Cutthroats of the Holy Land

    10/21/2015 9:10:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Cliff May
    Over the years, Israelis have had to defend themselves from foreign armies, suicide bombers and missiles. Over recent weeks, theyve been confronting a new threat: young Palestinians wielding butcher knives. Unlike the cutthroats of the Islamic State and al Qaeda, these fanatics arent able to bind their victims and behead them. But videos on social media teach would-be assassins how to use sharp instruments to inflict maximum damage on unsuspecting Israelis. An imam in Gaza has been recorded on the pulpit brandishing a six-inch knife, urging his brothers to go out in the streets, find a Jew and Stab! Attacks...
  • In Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy, the World Turns Against Jerusalem

    10/20/2015 5:46:09 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 9/10/2015 | Rivkan Lambert Adler
    As seen through multiple recent events, the nations of the world are increasing their efforts to weaken or remove Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem. Is this a fulfillment of Zechariah 12:3s prophecy that, at the End of Days, the nations of the earth will gather against Jerusalem? In the 1920s, the Muslims began calling the Kotel (Western Wall) the Al-Buraq Wall and the Kotel Plaza the Buraq Plaza. According to Muslim tradition, Al-Buraq was a horse with wings that carried Muhammad back and forth between Mecca and Jerusalem. Historically, the Kotel is a part of the outer, western retaining wall of...
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally Cliff Kincaid President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now hes going after Canadas Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Its a story the U.S. media wont cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the fundamental transformation of Canada by taking down Harpers government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canadas Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International....
  • 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 Obamas 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 administrations 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 Obamas] motives other than he thinks this is going to be a great legacy for his presidency, said Cheney. I think its going to be a train wreck, and hes not going to want to claim it down the road. Hell have to find a way...
  • No Surprise: Obama Gets Iran Votes

    09/02/2015 12:32:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 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 Frances 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 Obamas 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 administrations 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 worlds 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 Irans bad behavior. The euphemism this time is his, not that of the perpetrators, and it camouflages their intentions even if they wont. 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 Irans state-controlled media. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republics 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Obamas 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Havent You Brought Home American Hostages in Iran?

    07/17/2015 8:28:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 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 friendand the Wests enemy, Breitbart News wrotelast week. It seems this credulous, juvenile administration finally figured that out, as theWall Street Journalreports 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, well hit that deadline, and well do the same dance all over again. HTML5 video is not supported! Thats 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 waywhen four of the six Persian Gulf heads of state he invited to Camp David stood him up. The point of Obamas 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 statewho 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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 Tehrans 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. Salamis remarks come...
  • State Department Wont 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 Obamas 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 administrations 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 doesnt 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
    Irans 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
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 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 President4/2/2015It's 3am and nobody's thereIran Brags About Nuke Concessions Sanctions to be terminated, no nuke sites closed, research and development to continueIran 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...
  • Obamas 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 Irans nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals originally set by the Obama administration. None of Irans nuclear facilities including the Fordow center buried under a mountain will be closed. Not one of the countrys 19,000 centrifuges will be dismantled. Tehrans existing stockpile of enriched uranium will be reduced but not necessarily shipped out of the country. In effect, Irans 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
    KETV.com ^ | 04/02/2015
    http://www.ketv.com/politics/live-obama-on-iran-nuclear-talks/21863310
  • 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 Irans 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 Rouhanis 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
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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 Irans 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 Irans 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 Obamas 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...