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  • Obama: Iran nuclear deal ‘will have my name on it’

    05/22/2015 9:03:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2015 11:58 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama said Friday he “forcefully” objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally. Speaking at one of Washington’s most prominent synagogues, Obama said the U.S. and Israel should not be expected to paper over differences on Israel's settlement building or the frozen peace process with the Palestinians. “That’s not a true measure of friendship,” Obama said during remarks to a crowd of about 1,200 gathered at Congregation Adas Israel. […] Obama defended the framework deal that negotiators are seeking to finalize by the...
  • Cruz to Sex-'Obsessed' Media: Let's Talk About Islamic State's War on Gays

    05/20/2015 2:24:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/20/15 | Bradford Thomas
    After a string of questions on his opinion on same-sex marriage and gay rights, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) called out the left and the leftist media (particularly MSNBC) for "obsess[ing]" over opinions on sexuality while "ISIS is executing homosexuals." The comments came during a campaign stop Tuesday in Beaumont, where Cruz met with county officials and other local leaders to discuss his positions on foreign policy, promoting economic growth, and defending the Constitution. When reporters began to ask him about his views on same-sex marriage, Cruz called out the left and the media for what he characterized...
  • Can Iraq be saved?

    05/18/2015 5:34:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18 May 2015 | Sarah B. Boxer
    After capturing the capital city of a major Iraqi region, ISIS is claiming one of its biggest victories. According to local officials, Islamic State militants likely killed as many as 500 people in the city of Ramadi, and forced 8,000 to flee their homes. Ramadi, a city of 192,000 people, is the capital of Anbar Province, a large desert region that the Iraqi government announced just last month it was hoping to save in a major military offensive. “It’s a pretty significant setback,” Steve Bucci of the Heritage Foundation told Yahoo’s Bianna Golodryga on Monday. Bucci says American aid to...
  • SAN JOSE: Muslim predator arrested for attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl after...

    05/18/2015 4:02:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/18/15
    By BI: San Jose police have arrested a MUSLIM man accused of forcing himself on a 13-year-old girl as she returned home from school. The suspect has been identified as Mohammad Khaliqi, 31, of San Jose. Police arrested him in the 1400 block of School St. in San Leandro on Friday morning. He’s facing multiple counts of burglary, attempted sexual assault and false imprisonment.ABC News On Tuesday, the man followed the girl as she walked home from school. She told investigators he had forced his way through the front door of her home as she went inside. She fought him...
  • Charlie Hebdo accused of hypocrisy as it suspends journalist after death threats over…(ROP)

    05/17/2015 8:27:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:00 EST, 16 May 2015 | Jenny Awford
    Satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been accused of hypocrisy after it suspended a journalist who has received death threats for her articles attacking Islamic extremism. Zineb El Rhazoui, 33, was called to a preliminary dismissal hearing to remind her of her “obligations” towards the French weekly following “numerous incidents”. The French-Moroccan columnist accused her employers of trying to “punish her” for speaking out about the direction of the magazine four months after the jihadist attack which left 12 dead. “I am shocked and appalled that a management that has received so much support after the January attacks could show so...
  • EU Denounces Morsi Death Sentence

    05/17/2015 8:14:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 5/18/2015, 5:13 AM | Ben Ariel
    The European Union (EU) on Sunday denounced the death sentence handed down to Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi and at least 100 others, noting the penalty stemmed from a flawed trial, according to AFP. “The court decision to seek the death penalty… was taken at the end of a mass trial that was not in line with Egypt’s obligations under international law,” the EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini said in a statement. She added that Egypt has to guarantee defendants’ rights to a fair trial and to an independent investigation, noting the EU believes the sentence will be revised upon...
  • Obama: Chlorine Gas Not 'Historically' a Chemical Weapon

    05/15/2015 7:02:59 AM PDT · by McGruff · 89 replies
    ARUTZ SHEVA ^ | 5/15/2015 | Tova Dvorin
    Widespread reports of chlorine gas attacks in Syria have not been prevented - or acted upon - because chlorine is not "historically" considered a chemical weapon, US President Barack Obama stated Thursday. Obama was forced to answer the chlorine question during a press conference from a summit at Camp David with leaders of the Gulf states. Syria and Iran were key issues at the conference.
  • 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.
  • DHS Secretary: ‘Not Necessarily a Government Objective’ to Counter the Terrorists’ Narrative

    05/11/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 11, 2015 | 6:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The “effective use of social media” by Islamic extremists poses new and serious threats to the U.S. homeland, but “it’s important to remember that a lot of the counter-narrative needs to come from within the community,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “And so, when I meet with community leaders, I am asking them, what are we doing to counter this narrative? It is slick. It is effective,” Johnson said, referring to the terrorists' Internet recruitment. “But we need to get the message out, and that’s not necessarily a government objective, a government mission. It...
  • McCaul: DHS Spending ‘More Money’ on Climate Change Than Combating Violent Extremists

    05/11/2015 9:01:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 11, 2015 | 4:50 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the current “threat environment” is as high as he’s ever seen it, and although the U.S. has “done a very good job” in preventing terror attacks in the U.S., he doesn't think the Obama administration “has done enough” to counter “homegrown violent extremism.” McCaul noted that President Obama’s budget “allocates zero dollars towards combating homegrown violent extremism. In fact, within the Department of Homeland Security, more money, in fact, millions of dollars, are dedicated to climate change rather than combating what I consider to be one of the...
  • Saudi King to Skip Summit with Obama

    05/10/2015 6:30:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 5/11/2015, 3:13 AM | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will skip a May 14 summit of Persian Gulf leaders with President Barack Obama, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. At the summit Obama is expected to offer the Gulf leaders reassurances over the efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran. The decision marks a diplomatic snub from one of the top leaders in the region, and follows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the Saudi capital last week, noted the report. […] Arab governments have been expressing their concern about the terms of a potential nuclear deal with Iran. The major...
  • Boca Event Featuring Anti-Muslim Speaker Canceled for Safety Reasons

    05/09/2015 8:32:42 AM PDT · by PROCON · 119 replies
    browardpalmbeach.com ^ | May 8, 2015 | Chris Joseph
    Not wanting to court danger, the Boca West Country Club has refused to host the Palm Beach Republican Party's "Lobsterfest" dinner that advertised controversial Islamic critic Geert Wilders as the keynote speaker. Geert was part of the Garland, Texas, cartoon contest that invited participants to draw the Prophet Muhammad. Islamic law prohibits any image of the prophet to ward off idol worship. However, extremists have violently attacked or threatened with death anyone who has published a drawing or depiction of Muhammad over the years. The belief was what prompted extremists to attack the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo,...
  • Danes about life in Muslim ghetto: “One is spat upon, thrown stones at or beaten”

    05/06/2015 3:06:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    10 News ^ | 5/4/2015
    “Aarhus (2nd biggest city in Denmark) has a master plan for changing the ghetto. The price for the plan is several billion kroner. It aims to transform the city’s major ghetto Gellerupparken into an attractive town which the Danes will like to live in.Gellerupparken has for decades been notorious as a lawless area where gang crime and disorderly conduct with vandalism and arson are wide spread.Gellerupparken is also increasingly being populated by devout Muslims who work to shape the region toward a parallel society where norms and social behavior is increasingly shaped by Islamic law, Sharia.Just 10 years ago there...
  • Minnesota mosques, Muslim orgs complain about anti-terror program

    05/01/2015 8:17:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Complete Fox News article Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/1/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim agitation, attrition, the litigation jihad accompanies all counter terror programs in these United States. We are constantly being told, scolded, admonished and clubbed with the now well worn meme that “only a tiny minority” “a radical few” Muslims engage in jihad. And yet we never see Muslim organizations supporting, encouraging cooperation and applauding any counter terror efforts.Why is that? Based on everything we are constantly being told about moderate Muslims – this is an impossibility. And yet this impossibility is our constant companion.Is it any wonder there is a stream of young Muslims from these communities and mosques flocking...
  • Biden: 'Path has already been paved' to Iranian bomb

    05/01/2015 9:04:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/1/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    Iran would have enough enriched uranium within three months to be able to make up to eight nuclear weapons if negotiations with the international community blow up, Vice President Joe Biden said late Thursday, noting that "the path has already been paved" for that outcome. Biden's remarks at a dinner for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy played off concerns by critics, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the Obama administration is negotiating an agreement that paves the path for Iran to get a nuclear weapon. "Let's get something straight so we don't kid each other," Biden said....
  • France: 7,000 soldiers to permanently patrol sites

    04/30/2015 5:56:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    The Local ^ | 4/29/15
    French President François Hollande announced on Thursday that a 7,000-strong force would be dedicated to patrolling sensitive sites around the country on a permanent basis as the country boosts security in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday that France would increase its defence budget by close to €4billion over four years, in response to extremist threats after the Paris jihadist attacks. He also said that military patrols at sensitive sites throughout France that were set up after the January attacks would be made permanent, with a 7,000-strong force dedicated to internal security. That...
  • Susan Rice: ‘No Military Solution’ In Yemen Either

    04/30/2015 7:46:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breutbart.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    As the Obama administration claims that there is “no military solution” to militant attacks in Iraq, Ukraine, and Syria, White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice has added Yemen to the list. “As in Syria, there is no military solution to the crisis in Yemen,” Rice said during a speech at the Arab American Institute’s Kahlil Gibran Gala on Wednesday. Rice’s stark assessment of the current situation in Yemen is the latest indication that the administration is quietly backing away from touting the fight against terrorists in Yemen as a success story.
  • World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, John Kerry says

    04/27/2015 7:52:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines. Several of the world's nuclear powers over the month ahead will discuss progress on a landmark treaty on disarmament, with Israel attending for the first time in two decades as an observer. Diplomats said the ongoing Iran discussions are separate from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or NPT, review conference, which is...
  • Harris-Perry Guest: Don't Execute Tsarnaev—Could Become Spox for Reconciling with Islam

    04/25/2015 10:26:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the rotten reasons not to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'll give the booby prize to the one offered by Paul Raushenbush, a HuffPo religion editor and ordained American Baptist minister. On Melissa Harris-Perry's show today, Raushenbush imagined that in twenty years, Tsarnaev might become "a spokesperson for reconciling Islam with America. We don't know what this life is going to lead to." Anything's possible, but surely Tsarnaev's sentence should not be based on this sort of idle speculation. What made Raushenbush's argument particularly galling was his statement that "the idea of ending any life for any reason is for...
  • John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table (Yemen)

    04/25/2015 8:35:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 25.04.2015 | [bw/bk (Reuters, AFP, AP)]
    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen to participate in UN-brokered negotiations to end violence ravaging the country. “This has to be a two-way street,” Kerry told reporters in Canada after taking part in a summit of Arctic nations. “We need the Houthi and we need those that can influence them to make sure that they are prepared to try to move… to the negotiating table,” Kerry said. Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh had called on Friday for all Yemenis to enter a political dialogue to end the conflict. …
  • Biden: ‘No President Has Ever Done More to Support Israel’s Security than Obama’

    04/24/2015 9:09:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 24, 2015 - 1:37 PM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at the 67th Annual Israeli Independence Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, Vice President Joe Biden said that “no president has ever done more to support Israel’s security” than Barack Obama. “President Obama and I are proud to carry forward the unbroken line of American leaders—Democrat and Republican—who have honored America’s sacred promise to protect the homeland of the Jewish people,” Biden said. …
  • MIT Students Claim Israel Celebration Makes Them Feel “Unsafe”

    04/23/2015 3:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/23/15 | Daniel Mael
    On Thursday, the State of Israel is celebrating her 67th birthday. Naturally, pro-Israel college students nationwide have organized celebratory gatherings – ranging from guest speakers to culturally (read: food) oriented events.On Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus, the planned celebration was not without controversy and dissent.On April 20th, the student group Palestine@MIT issued an “open letter” decrying an Israel Independence Day celebration scheduled to take place during SpringFest. Palestine@MIT went as far as to claim that the event makes them feel “unsafe.” The Israeli Independence Day raises politically sensitive questions given that it just so happens to represent the 1948 Palestinian...
  • Anti-jihad, anti-sharia ads protected by First Amendment, federal judge rules

    04/22/2015 5:56:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/21/15 | Victor Morton
    Conservative activist Pamela Geller won the latest court decision against a local transportation authority trying to censor her anti-jihad and anti-sharia campaign. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority had sought to keep off city buses one of four ads purchased by her American Freedom Defense Initiative. The ad had quoted a Palestinian TV station run by the Hamas government of the Gaza Strip as saying that “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah.” In a ruling dated Monday but released Tuesday, Federal District Court Judge John Koeltl said the ad was protected political speech under the First Amendment...
  • National Muslim Advocacy Day and Palestine Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

    04/22/2015 5:46:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 4/22/15 | Dave Blount
    Last week marked a very special event for the moonbat–Moslem alliance: Two-hundred eighty Muslim “leaders” stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, taking grip-and-grin photos with Democrats and even visiting the office of their national committee chief. Where was security?We’re curious, because this two-day Islamist lobbying and political muscle flexing — dubbed “National Muslim Advocacy Day and Palestine Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill” — was organized by a radical Muslim Brotherhood umbrella group led by actual terrorism suspects.At least one of them already has been behind bars, another has been the subject of both FBI and National Security Agency investigations and...
  • Dem Rep. Schiff: Ayatollah's "Death to America" Chants "Could Be Read In A Couple Of Ways" (video)

    04/19/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 19, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    On MSNBC's Sunday afternoon programming hosted by network anchor Alex Witt, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said "death to America" chants in Iran could be read "in a couple of ways," not necessarily in the literal sense. Schiff argued Ayatollah Khamenei's chants "really plays to the conservative crowd" in Iran. "Or, it could be of course that he really means it," Schiff also argued.
  • Obama: Nuke Deal With Ayatollah is ‘Political Agreement’ Not ‘Formal Treaty'

    04/18/2015 9:52:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/18/15
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the deal he and the leaders of five other major powers are trying to cut with the Iranian regime headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is a “political agreement” and “not a formal treaty.”As such, he said, Congress should not ordinarily have authority to sign off on this kind of deal.Obama made the statement when discussing legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that would give Congress 60 days to review an Iran nuclear deal made by the administration. During that 60 days,...
  • Ohio public high school hosting “A Covered Girl Challenge,” asking students to wear hijab for a day

    04/16/2015 12:08:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4-16-15 | Robert Spencer
    Mason High School is in Mason, Ohio. Several parents have passed on to me the notice below, which they received from the school. Note that the Muslim Student Association is involved — a group with tie to the Muslim Brotherhood. When is A Cross-Wearer’s Challenge day at Mason High? When is A Yarmulke Wearer’s Challenge day at Mason High? Or is it only Islam that gets this treatment?
  • 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...
  • Obama Hid North Korea Rocket Component Transfer to Iran

    04/15/2015 12:44:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 4/15/2015, 3:17 PM | Ari Yashar
    US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions—and the US hid the violations from the UN. The officials, who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday on condition of anonymity, said more than two shipments of missile parts since last September have been monitored by the US going from North Korea to Iran. One official detailed that the components included large diameter engines, which could be used to build a long-range missile system, potentially capable of bearing...
  • BREAKING: The State of Iowa Just Bowed Down to Shariah Law

    04/11/2015 11:37:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    Here’s a quick question for you: Have you ever once in your life heard of a state designating a day of the year as Christian Recognition Day, Buddhist Recognition Day, Hindu Recognition Day or Jewish Recognition Day? Earlier this week, Iowa state Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation designating Wednesday, April 8, 2015, as Muslim Recognition Day. The proclamation reportedly also “recognizes the many individuals and families of Muslim faith who make this state their home and willingly share their rich tradition and culture with other Iowans.” Apparently, the governor has been signing an Iowa Muslim Day proclamation for a number of years. However,...
  • State Dep’t: Concerns About Iran’s Ballistic Missiles ‘Don’t Go Away’ Even If Nuke Deal Happens

    04/11/2015 9:09:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 - 4:06 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The State Department said Wednesday that U.S. concerns about Iran’s ballistic missile program will remain, even if a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is implemented. “As we’ve said, we have concerns about Iran’s conventional weapons, including ballistic missiles, separate from the nuclear program, obviously,” said spokeswoman Marie Harf. “That doesn’t go away—those concerns don’t go away with the nuclear agreement.” […] On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in another pointed attack on the nuclear agreement asked on his Twitter feed: “Why doesn’t the framework address Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missile program whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear payloads?”...
  • OBAMA’S ‘HISTORIC’ IRAN DEAL FALLS APART, AS MULLAHS REV UP HIGH-SPEED CENTRIFUGES

    04/08/2015 10:44:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2015 | JOHN HAYWARD
    The very thin fiction of Obama’s “historic” agreement with Iran is unraveling with amazing speed. It’s notable that the Iranians never felt any urge to play along with Obama, not even for a few hours. They were loudly announcing his spin on the deal was false before the sun set on the day the agreement was announced. And now the Iranians are actively violating the terms of the agreement, which hasn’t even been formally written down or signed yet, according to the Times of Israel: Iran will begin using its latest generation IR-8 centrifuges as soon as its nuclear deal...
  • Nasrallah: Framework Nuclear Deal Strengthens Iran, its Allies [Hezbollah]

    04/07/2015 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Ari Soffer
    Hezbollah leader hails last week's framework deal, says it will allow Iran to back its terrorist proxies 'more than any time in history.' Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has hailed last week's framework deal over Iran's nuclear program, saying it will serve to strengthen the Islamic Republic's position in the Middle East. "Iran will become richer and wealthier and will also become more influential," he told Syria's Al-Ekhbariya TV in a live interview Monday night, in comments translated by Lebanon's The Daily Star. Such as scenario "will also reinforce the position of its allies," he added. "A stronger and wealthier Iran,...
  • NCIS investigation reportedly shows Bergdahl had 'deliberate plan' ...

    04/07/2015 7:51:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Qpeil 7, 2015
    A 2009 NCIS investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s activities while in Afghanistan reveal that there is clear evidence Bergdahl was “going over to the other side with a deliberate plan,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night. Shaffer, a former military intelligence officer and Fox News contributor, said two senior sources told him that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation included a forensic review of his computer, which show Bergdahl’s apparent intent to travel to Uzbekistan. “He was going to go off to Uzbekistan,” Shaffer told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “He had made contact...
  • 'I don't read Farsi': State Department spokeswoman brushes off claims - Iran is misrepresenting

    04/04/2015 5:32:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/03/15 | Francesca Chambers
    'I don't read Farsi': State Department spokeswoman brushes off claims that Iran is misrepresenting terms of nuclear deal Within hours of a formal announcement that the United States, Iran and a group of five other world powers had brokered a deal keep Iran obtaining an atomic bomb in exchange for the relief of certain sanctions, cracks began to appear in the tediously negotiated preliminary agreement. The United States insisted in public statements and a fact sheet on the deal that sanctions on the country would be 'suspended' or 'phased' out over time after a final deal is inked while leaving...
  • Democrats Surrender To Iran

    04/06/2015 4:17:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 05, 2015 12:40 AM | Jack Engelhard
    So what did you expect? The “framework” to delay (not to stop) Iran’s nuclear program is a deal that renders us all sitting ducks to the whims of the ayatollahs. For this we can thank the Democrats who spent months working as lawyers for the other side. Well, it sure seems that way, since the Islamic Republic got everything it wanted and John Kerry came back with nothing. Why did it take weeks of negotiations when a quick phone call would have been enough, simply saying, “You win. We lose.” Iran gets to keep its nuclear arsenal intact. President Obama...
  • Obama says tying Iran deal to recognition of Israel "misjudgment"

    04/06/2015 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 4/6/15 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Requiring Iran to recognize Israel in a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear program is misguided policy, US President Barack Obama said on Monday. In an interview with National Public Radio, Obama spoke to the suggestion put forth by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week. The Israeli premier says that Iran's behavior should fundamentally change before restrictions on its nuclear program are lifted. A framework for a comprehensive nuclear agreement was reached last week in Switzerland between Iran and world powers. "The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing...
  • ‘Skeptical’ Canada Won’t Lift its Iran Sanctions

    04/06/2015 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 10:41 AM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    The Canadian government has not shared US President Barack Obama’s enthusiasm over the deal reached with Iran over its nuclear program last Thursday, by which the Islamic regime continues enriching uranium at reduced levels in exchange for the removal of sanctions. Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson responded to the deal, warning that the Islamic regime may still be able to obtain a nuclear weapon even with the agreement. “We have to make every possible diplomatic effort to ensure that Iran will never be able to achieve the ability to develop a nuclear weapon,” said Nicholson, noting such a development could...
  • 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...
  • Corker Says He’s Just 2 to 3 Votes Shy of Overriding Obama Veto (of Iran bill)

    04/05/2015 4:14:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 4/5/2015, 9:37 PM | Gil Ronen
    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, said Sunday on Fox News that the legislation that would force Preisdent Barack Obama to bring a deal on Iran’s nuclear program before the Senate is close to achieving the support of a veto-proof majority. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sponsored by US Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), would mandate that the president submit to Congress the text of any pact with Iran, and bar the administration from suspending congressional sanctions on Iran for 60 days. …
  • Why Aren't the Mainstream Liberal Media Going After Muslim Bakeries?

    04/03/2015 3:04:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 3, 2015 | 12:42 PM EDT | Kristine Marsh
    The liberal media’s witchhunt on Christian bakeries and florists after the passage of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act ignored facts that should have been obvious: Christianity wasn’t the only religion that considers homosexuality sinful. Fox News contributor and comedian Steven Crowder traveled to Dearborn, Mich. to do something the liberal news media would never dare. He asked Muslim bakery owners if they would bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Crowder noted that the media were “deliberately trying to set the narrative of mean, hateful Christians vs. poor, innocent gay people who are having their rights completely trampled.” Meanwhile,...
  • Analysis: Nuclear agreement risks projecting US weakness (naw, rly?)

    04/05/2015 12:35:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 5, 2015 2:40 PM EDT | Dan Perry
    On a basic level, the framework deal between world powers and Tehran will be judged by whether it prevents an Iranian bomb, but that will take years to figure out. A more immediate issue is the projection of Western power. Supporters of the framework deal can argue that the U.S. and world powers extracted significant concessions from Iran, breaking a decade-long impasse and proving that diplomacy backed by tough sanctions can bring about positive change even in the Middle East. But if, as critics contend, the agreement ends up projecting U.S. weakness instead, that could embolden rogue states and extremists...
  • 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. …
  • Pro-Israel group running provocative ads featuring Hitler on Philadelphia buses

    04/03/2015 4:07:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA — Provocative ads showing a photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader are now appearing on Philadelphia transit buses. A federal judge last month ordered the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority to accept the ads. The agency said last week it wouldn’t appeal. The pro-Israel American Freedom Defence Initiative’s ads appearing Wednesday carry the tagline: “Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran.”
  • Missing From the Iran Deal Announcement: Ballistic Missiles

    04/03/2015 3:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 3, 2015 - 4:33 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program announced in Switzerland on Thursday has no direct reference to reining in Tehran’s ballistic missile activities, despite international concerns that the Iranians in past years carried out work relating to developing a nuclear payload for a missile. From the outset of the marathon nuclear talks, Iran refused to discuss its missile program, with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ridiculing Western attempts to include it on the agenda as “stupid and idiotic.” Thursday’s joint statement by Iran and the P5+1 world powers, represented by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union (E.U.)...
  • BREAKING: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached

    04/02/2015 10:48:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 173 replies
    MotherJones.com ^ | 04/02/2015 | Political MoJo Previous
    The U.S. and other international negotiators reportedly have agreed to the outlines of an understanding with Iran that would allow for a final phase of nuclear talks. The Associated Press, citing officials, reported on the agreement, while noting that negotiators are still in a dispute over how much to make public. A press conference is about to begin to announce the details, but according to Reuters it looks like Iran has agreed to suspend much of its nuclear program.
  • Lawsuit alleges Iran behind killing of 3 US soldiers in Iraq

    03/31/2015 2:29:37 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 31, 2015, 11:24 pm | Richard Lardner
    Families of Jacob Fritz, Johnathan Chism and Shawn Falter claim Tehran orchestrated retaliatory attack The families of three American soldiers killed during a brazen attack in Iraq are suing the Iranian government for allegedly orchestrating the raid. Filed late Monday in US District Court in Washington, the lawsuit says Lt. Jacob Fritz, Specialist Johnathan Chism, and Private First Class Shawn Falter were taken prisoner and then murdered in January 2007 by Iranian-backed Hezbollah agents and the Khazali network, an Iraqi militant group also funded and trained by Iran. The lawsuit says Iran directed the assault on the provincial headquarters in...
  • Joe Biden’s Israel stunner: American Jews should let Israel protect them

    03/29/2015 6:05:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | 3-29-15 | Corey Robin
    "No matter how deeply involved you are in the U.S. … there’s only one guarantee ... and that's the state of Israel" In the April issue of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg reports on a remarkable incident last fall at the residence of Vice President Joseph Biden. Speaking before guests—including leaders of Jewish organizations and Jewish officials in the Obama administration—invited to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Biden recalled meeting Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir when he was a young man in the Senate: “I’ll never forget talking to her in her office with her assistant—a guy named Rabin—about the Six-Day War,” he...
  • Biden: American Jews Can Only Rely on Israel, Not US

    03/30/2015 2:47:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2015, 1:40 PM | Ari Yashar, Tova Dvorin
    An incredible admission by US Vice President Joe Biden has been revealed, in which he told Jewish leaders that should the American Jewish community be in danger, it has only Israel to rely on—and not America. […] “You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States…there’s only one guarantee. “There is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel,” he stated. Responding to the statement, Corey Robin of Salon wrote how disturbing the statement is, given that...
  • AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    03/30/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:10 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. […] Last year was a particularly deadly year for the AP—four of the news cooperative’s journalists were killed on assignment. Globally, 61 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2014, bringing to more than 1,000 the number who have died since 1992,...