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  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – September 25th, 2016 (video)

    09/25/2016 4:04:59 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 9/25/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. shares the three main reasons Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38 are about to be fulfilled and why it’s important to understand their significance.
  • WHAT IS IRAN? HOW DOES IRAN ACTUALLY WORK?

    09/25/2016 10:31:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/25/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedbergy
    What's in it for America, and for you? The Islamic State of Iran is held to be a sovereign state bordered on its west by Iraq and Turkey, in the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, and to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. This presents the world of Asia with a land mass of over 636,000 square miles. Barack Obama said, in Oregon, in 2008, that Iran is “…a tiny country,” and that, “they don’t pose a serious threat to us.” However, how does...
  • Obama's Top Iran Negotiator May Have Had Personal Email Account Hacked While Negotiating Deal

    09/24/2016 4:00:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 24, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Obama administration's top negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal - and a candidate for secretary of state in a Hillary Clinton administration - told the FBI that hacking attempts were made on her personal email account several years ago during a negotiation session. The bombshell revelation comes from FBI notes taken during a Feb. 3 interview with a former State Department official. Though the official's name and sex are redacted throughout the notes - which were compiled as part of the Clinton email investigation - other clues in the document strongly suggest that it is Wendy Sherman.
  • Treasury Says Billions Paid to Iran Not Used to Fund Terrorists [semi-satire]

    09/24/2016 1:46:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told the House Financial Services Committee that "we have no evidence that the billions of dollars we have released to Iran in the past year have been used to fund terrorism. In fact, the government of Iran has assured us, in no uncertain terms, that not one dollar has been used to directly finance any terrorist group." Lew admitted that "we have no real way of knowing. We didn't record the serial numbers of any of the bills we handed over" as "this would not have shown good faith. Friendship is built upon a certain measure...
  • Maryam Monsef, Canada's first Afghan cabinet minister, learns she was born in Iran

    09/23/2016 7:05:53 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 10 replies
    Toronto Metro ^ | September 22, 2016 | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press
    OTTAWA — A longtime refugee advocate says stories such as that of Liberal MP Maryam Monsef are not uncommon as families fleeing war and violence reconstruct their past in a new land. Monsef, widely touted as Canada's first Afghan-born cabinet minister, caused a stir in the capital Thursday when she issued a statement saying she only recently learned from her mother that she was in fact born in Iran. The 31-year-old minister of democratic institutions says she and her two sisters never held Iranian citizenship and were always considered Afghan citizens, but she was not born in Herat, Afghanistan, "as...
  • American Hostage Had to Buy His Own Plane Ticket After Iran Release

    09/23/2016 5:04:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/23/2016 | Pamela Geller
    The Obama administration — like a crime syndicate — flew wooden pallets stacked with cash to the murdering mullahs of Iran and our hostages had to buy their own tickets home. Obama is evil. Seriously. Where is the press on this? How is this not a frontpage story? The enemedia is aligned with the leftist/Islamic force. Obama saddled us, our children and grandchildren with almost 20 trillion dollars of debt — for what? BLM? Iran? ISIS weapons? And the United States of America leaves tortured American hostages to fend for themselves upon their release from a Hitlerian regime. Iranian president...
  • In Iran, a shady market for (technical) papers flourishes

    09/23/2016 11:08:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Science ^ | 16 Sep 2016 | Richard Stone
    In Iran, a shady market for papers flourishes Richard Stone Science 16 Sep 2016: “Can you write me a thesis?” asks the woman, who has called a number from a flier taped to the main gate of Iran's prestigious University of Tehran. The woman, an actress, is posing as a botany graduate student from Islamic Azad University (IAU), Abadeh, in Fars province. Her topic is the flora of the Khuzestan region, she explains with a Fars accent to the salesman at the other end of the line. He obligingly lays out a schedule for delivery of thesis chapters. “If your...
  • Rouhani: Zionist pressure causes U.S. to violate nuclear deal

    09/23/2016 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 09/23/16 06:13 | Ben Ariel
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday blamed “Zionist pressure groups” for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling he said could undermine the Iran nuclear deal, JTA reported. “The lack of compliance of the United States with the JCPOA in the last several months represents a flawed approach,” Rouhani said at the UN General Assembly, using the acronym for the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, the formal name for the nuclear deal his country signed with world powers last year. “The latest case in point is the United States Supreme Court ruling to seize billions of dollars of the Iranian regime’s assets,”...
  • When the enemy (Iran) comes to town, we should give them what they deserve

    09/23/2016 4:49:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Pete Hegseth
    Last summer, the United States, Iran, and other world powers, minted the so-called Iranian Nuclear Deal. After which, at this time last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani triumphantly told the U.N. General Assembly in New York City that the deal was “a brilliant example of victory over war” that “sets a strong precedent” and would “serve as a basis for foundational change in the region.” I’m sure we’ll hear much of the same when Rouhani addresses the UN again on Thursday. As he did a year ago, Rouhani will no doubt talk about peaceful intentions; he’ll make the case that...
  • Boeing cashes in on obamas iran deal - thanks GOP (6-15-16)

    09/22/2016 2:32:51 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 7 replies
    Nat'l review ^ | McCarthy
    When more important matters die down, I will have more to say about Senator Bob Corker’s rant on Fox News last week, accusing me of making “purposeful misstatements” about his legislation that enabled President Obama to get his Iran Deal through Congress. The Senator was provoked when Fox’s Bret Baier read from a column I wrote last year.
  • Treasury: No increase in terror funding by Iran after cash payment

    09/22/2016 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/16 | Joseph Lawler
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday that the administration has not seen evidence that Iran's financial support for terrorism has grown since the U.S. paid the regime $1.7 billion in cash in January. "We have not seen an increase in terrorist financing by Iran," Lew told the House Financial Services Committee. But Lew also acknowledged that he wasn't aware if there was any way to trace how Iran uses the cash. Republicans pressed him on whether the U.S. recorded the serial numbers on the bills that were shipped to Iran, but Lew said he did not know. The U.S. arranged...
  • Airbus says US grants license for planes in Iran deal

    09/21/2016 7:11:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:45 AM EDT
    Airbus says the U.S. government has granted it a license allowing it to sell the first 17 planes involved in a landmark deal with Iran. […] Earlier this year, Iran Air signed agreements to buy 118 planes from the European consortium Airbus, estimated to be worth some €22.8 billion ($25 billion). …
  • Iran to IAEA: West needs to normalize economic relations

    09/21/2016 7:05:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:49 AM EDT
    Iran’s delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency says Western nations need to normalize relations with his country, saying Tehran has been living up to its end of a deal meant to crimp the country’s ability to make atomic weapons. Iranian representative Reza Najafi noted Wednesday the United Nations agency monitoring the nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers earlier this month reported no violations of the deal. …
  • The Swift and Angry Western Goat...Daniel 8 pt 4

    And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before...
  • Did Obama pay hush money to Iran to keep incident quiet?

    09/20/2016 9:20:43 AM PDT · by ncfool · 32 replies
    Twitter feed ^ | September 20, 2016 | self
    A twitter posting of a Wikileak item is speculating about the alleged plane crash in 2012 involving Hillary Clinton in Iran. While its has been speculated on over the last couple of years it was or has never been proven to have occurred. Did the incident happen? Perhaps Obama's payment of the HUGE cash amounts is related to the cover up of this story? I doubt it but with this regime you just never know fiction or non-fiction.
  • Obama’s Cash-for-Jihad Program

    09/19/2016 10:19:24 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    AIM ^ | September 19, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    Let’s give Iran, a certified state sponsor of terrorism, billions in cash. What could go wrong? The Obama State Department is convinced that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and his regime’s cronies are financing terrorism. How come? Well, because they conduct business in cash. In fact, in its most recent annual report on state sponsors of terrorism, State frets “that 60 percent of all business transactions [in Syria] are conducted in cash and that nearly 80 percent of all Syrians do not use formal banking services.” This has created a “vast black market,” the components of which are exploited by “some...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – September 18th, 2016 (video)

    09/18/2016 8:41:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 10 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Sep 18, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. discusses seven recent developments of profound prophetic significance all of which have the common denominator of increasing wars and threats of war, with Israel as the ultimate target.
  • We just got the clearest sign yet that Iran's military mastermind is calling shots in Iraq

    09/16/2016 9:20:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 1, 2016 | Natasha Bertrand
    Photos appearing to show the leader of Iran's powerful Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, liaising with Iraqi authorities near Baghdad have prompted speculation — and concern — over the role Iran and its proxies intend to play in driving ISIS out of Mosul and Fallujah. Soleimani's presence in Iraq amid two major counter-ISIS offensives — in Fallujah, 30 miles west of Baghdad, and in Mosul, further north — has unnerved those familiar with Iran's campaign to cultivate influence in the region through Shiite proxy militias, whose presence in Sunni-majority areas could provoke sectarian violence. Iraqi officials deny that the PMU is...
  • The Wild Persian Ram...Daniel 8 pt 3

    In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first. And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one...
  • Greenfield: The Two Clinton Nuclear Bombs

    09/15/2016 7:40:44 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, September 15, 2016
    The two nuclear bombs dropped on Japan were known as “Little Boy” and “Fat Man.” The world today has two new nuclear bombs. One is named “Fat Bill.” The other is named “Little Hillary.” The “Bill Clinton” bomb is the one getting the most headlines as North Korea continues testing its nuclear weapons. The Communist dictatorship is on its fifth test already and achieved an explosion almost at the level of “Little Boy” which was dropped on Hiroshima. North Korea has let it be known that this test has allowed it to produce standardized nuclear warheads “able to be mounted...
  • Elam and SHushan...Daniel 8 pt 2

    In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first. And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. (Daniel 8:1-2)In Daniel’s vision, the Prophet sees himself at “Shushan in the Palace” in Elam, by the river Ulai. th-8 This is interesting in itself, because the vision tales...
  • A New Insight (For me)...Daniel 8 pt 1

    And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai . Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand...
  • Cyber Warfare; should you be worried?

    09/13/2016 8:21:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 13, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    What is cyber warfare and why should you care? That question was one that this writer asked himself many times. I thought that it had to do with someone stealing my personal identity. You know, opening a charge account in my name or emptying out my bank account. I, probably like many reading this, paid no attention to it until recently being hit with someone emptying out my bank account. And then, like the proverbial person who closes the gate after all of the horses have escaped, did I try to learn more about it. While there are no easy...
  • Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf

    09/12/2016 4:10:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, according to officials. Iran’s territorial waters—like...
  • Trump warns Iran: Ships 'will be shot out of the water'

    09/10/2016 7:10:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies
    ktvz.com/CNN ^ | Daniella Diaz and Jeremy Diamond CNN
    <p>Donald Trump vowed Friday that if Iran inappropriately approached U.S. ships, they would be "shot out of the water."</p> <p>"And by the way, with Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures that our people -- that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water," he said at a rally here.</p>
  • Obama's Billion $$$ Iran Payment, Trump on Putin and Russia [radio]

    09/10/2016 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | September 10, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    A new report just out speculates that the Obama administration may have paid Iran $33.6 billion in cash and gold from the period of January 2014 and January 2015. Remember the considerable press that the $400 million cash ransom payment received? That, it seems, was just a drop in the bucket. Never doubt who Obama, and Valerie Jarrett, ultimately answer to… Meanwhile, a presidential candidate forum this week sparked new controversy over Donald Trump’s comments regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin. We’ll do our best to demystify the media’s anti-Russian obsession. For a reminder of what really threatens the United States,...
  • Is It Time to Turn the Tables on Iran?

    09/10/2016 7:56:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2016 | Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    On April 24, 2004 the USS Firebolt, a Cyclone-class coastal patrol boat in the Persian Gulf, launched a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RIB) when its crew observed a dhow -- a traditional boat, in this case likely owned by Iran -- fast approaching the Al Amaya oil terminal in Iraq. Suspecting an attempt to destroy the terminal, the RIB's seven-man crew pulled alongside the Dhow in order to board it. The dhow blew up in a blast intended for the terminal. Two sailors, Navy Petty Officers Michael Pernaselli and Christopher Watts, were killed instantly. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan Brukenthal died...
  • Report: Istanbul attacks carried out by 10-man cell connected to al-Qaeda

    11/30/2003 7:36:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 100+ views
    A Turkish suspect who allegedly ordered the start of a suicide truck bombing attack against an Istanbul synagogue has confessed to having ties with the Osama Ben Laden's Al-Qaeda network, Turkish newspapers reported Sunday. Hurriyet daily on Sunday identified as Yousuf Pollat as the man allegedly behind the November 15 bombing, one of two suicide attacks on synagogues in the city on the same day, that left 24 people dead and hundreds wounded. The suspect, whom police said was captured last week while trying to slip into Iran, has been charged with trying to overthrow Turkey's "constitutional order" - a...
  • Syria Repatriates 22 Suspects in Istanbul Bombings to Turkey

    11/30/2003 4:22:59 PM PST · by aculeus · 5 replies · 142+ views
    Tampa Bay on line (AP) ^ | Nov 30, 2003 | James C. Helicke Associated Press Writer
    Istanbul, Turkey (AP) - Syria handed over 22 suspects to Turkey on Sunday in connection with four deadly suicide bombings in Istanbul, the semiofficial Anatolia news agency reported. The suspects, all Turks, reportedly fled the country after the attacks, which targeted two synagogues in near-simultaneous bombings Nov. 15 and the British consulate and a British bank in twin attacks five days later. A total of 61 people were killed. Citing a statement from paramilitary police, Anatolia said the suspects included Hilmi Tuglaoglu, a close associate of Azat Ekinci, a central suspect in the blasts. News reports have named Ekinci as...
  • Mullah named as suspect for Turkey blasts

    12/06/2003 4:37:07 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 4 replies · 178+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 12/07/03 | Damien McElroy
    A Syrian-based mullah already wanted in Germany and Italy has emerged as a leading suspect behind the Istanbul bombings that killed 61 people, including the British consul general. Damascus-based Mohammed Majid has a long history of involvement with extremist groups in Europe and is said to have financed a string of recent terror attacks across the Middle East. He has also been linked to efforts by Islamic fundamentalists to infiltrate Iraq. British and Turkish investigators believe that Majid's network of sympathisers in Syria is sheltering five figures involved in last month's attacks on the British consulate and a branch of...
  • Billions going to Iran

    09/09/2016 5:40:11 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 20 replies
    vanity
    Open to see why
  • Funding Terrorism: U.S. Reportedly Gave $33 Billion to Iran...In Cash and Gold

    09/09/2016 2:25:11 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 09, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the past weeks there has been much controversy surrounding the $400 million cash payment made to Iran and delivered by cargo plane in the middle of the night in exchange for four American hostages. Cash of course is the currency of terrorists because unlike digital transfers, it cannot be tracked. Iran is unabashedly the world's largest state sponsor of terror. When the news first broke, the White House and the State Department strongly denied the payment was ransom, said it was part of the nuclear agreement and argued the payment was money owed to the Iranians since the 1970s....
  • Iran may have received up to $33.6B in cash, gold payments from US (Not $1.7B)

    09/09/2016 11:51:38 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/9/2016 | By Adam Kredo
    <p>Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.</p> <p>Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.</p>
  • [DEBKA FILE] IRAN-BACKED HEZBOLLAH FORCES STREAM TO ISRAEL'S BORDER

    09/09/2016 8:36:54 AM PDT · by Lera · 46 replies
    A large Hezbollah force, backed by the Syrian army and pro-Iranian Shiite militias, is building up outside Quneitra, just over a mile (2km) from Israel's Golan border. The Lebanese Shiite fighters, under the command of Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) officers, are streaming into southern Syria, armed with tanks and artillery. Hezbollah, the "party of Allah," is the terrorist organization based in Lebanon. In a manner similar to Hamas in Gaza, it has virtually taken over the government there, especially in the south where it borders with Israel. Currently, Hezbollah, a known proxy of Iran, is engaged in fighting rebel groups...
  • Iran’s nuclear timetable … right now!

    09/08/2016 7:59:15 PM PDT · by amorphous · 27 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 6 Sep 2016 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – Amid the disclosure this week that the Obama administration has allowed Iran to continue secret efforts to enrich uranium and stockpile the heavy water needed to produce a plutonium nuclear weapon, a leading expert on the Iranian nuclear program remains concerned that Tehran could build a deliverable atomic bomb now. “I believe Iran already has a nuclear weapons capability,” Clare Lopez, a former CIA career operations officer who serves as the vice president for research and analysis at the Washington-based Center for Security Policy and a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, told WND....
  • Why Was Iran Given Secret Exemptions from Key Nuclear-Deal Requirements?

    09/08/2016 6:14:26 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    AIM ^ | September 8, 2016 | Fred Fleitz
    In an important report issued yesterday, the Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington, D.C. arms-control think tank, revealed that Iran was secretly granted exemptions to the July 2015 nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) so it could meet compliance requirements for what the agreement calls “Implementation Day” – when Iran was to receive an estimated $150 billion in sanctions relief. Not coincidentally, the same day Implementation Day was announced (January 18), U.S. officials also announced a swap of 18 Iranian prisoners held by the United States for five U.S. citizens who had been illegally...
  • Iran May Have Received as Much as $33.6 Billion in Cash, Gold Payments From U.S.

    09/08/2016 3:28:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 67 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Adam Kredo
    Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions. A total of $11.9 billion was ultimately paid to Iran, but the details surrounding these payments remain shrouded in mystery, according to Mark Dubowitz,...
  • Democrats Say They Weren't Told $1.7 Billion Iran Payment Would Be Made in Cash

    09/08/2016 3:43:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 39 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Sep 08, 2016
    The Obama administration failed to inform a number of Democratic lawmakers that a $1.7 billion payment the U.S. sent to Iran earlier this year would be made wholly in cash, according to senators who spoke to THE WEEKLY STANDARD Wednesday. "I did not know about [the cash payment], not until after reading about it," Michigan senator Gary Peters told TWS. "I had no prior knowledge of that." Peters said that there was an "understanding" that "some payments" would be made, but did not recall being told that the transaction would occur in cash. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who...
  • Obama’s Iranian Cash Laundromat

    09/08/2016 12:16:02 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 8, 2016 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    I was wrong! In early 2013, my article “The American Babe In The Iranian Wood,” noted, “President Obama and his administration’s incomprehensible handling of Iran, as clueless, overconfident and counterproductive; not a good recipe for dealing with a sophisticated and determined adversary.” As it turned out, and as every new expose of yet another secret deal shows, President Obama was anything but a clueless Babe. The President who initiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka The Iran Deal, is a sophisticated politician who deliberately and elaborately misled the American people about his concessions to the mullahs, accommodating their nuclear...
  • Unfinished metro tunnel collapses in Iran, 3 workers dead

    09/07/2016 7:33:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016 2:29 PM EDT
    Iranian media say a metro tunnel that was under construction in Tehran has collapsed, killing at least three workers. The semi-official Fars news agency and other outlets say 16 workers survived Wednesday’s cave-in, including six who were taken to the hospital for treatment. Rescuers are still searching for one worker. …
  • Blinken: Yeah, Iran's probably going to use some of that cash for terrorism

    09/07/2016 7:29:40 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/16 | Robert Laurie
    We know how they're spending it because they told us At this point, it’s not that hard to find people willing to admit that Obama’s massive transfer of cash to Iran will probably end up supporting terrorists. It’s really just common sense. They’re a state sponsor of terrorism - the slaughter of innocents designed to instill fear - and we sent them $1.7 Billion. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how that scenario is going to play out. ...It just takes someone slightly smarter than Barack Obama and John Kerry.
  • Official: 7 Iranian boats came after U.S. ship in the Persian Gulf

    09/07/2016 3:33:18 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Navy Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | Meghann Myers
    A U.S. coastal patrol ship faced seven Iranian Republican Guard Corps Navy fast in-shore attack craft before swerving to avoid crashing into one on Sunday, according to a 5th Fleet spokesman. The incident is the latest in a series of interactions the Navy has called "dangerous and unprofessional" in a year that has seen more run-ins between U.S. and Iranian ships than in recent memory. Iranian vessels harassed destroyers and PCs in four incidents in late August, resulting in warning shots in one case.
  • Iranian boats swarm US warship, force it to change course

    09/07/2016 6:24:32 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/6/16 | Dickstein
    ...One of the small Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps watercraft stopped directly in the USS Firebolt’s path where it turned to face the American coastal patrol ship, said U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. After several attempts at radio communication, the Firebolt was forced to maneuver to avoid a collision. The American ship came within about 100 yards of the boat...
  • WSJ: Entire $1.7 billion ransom paid to Iran in cash

    09/07/2016 7:06:05 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 7, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that members of Congress were briefed by the Obama administration on how the rest of the $1.7 billion ransom payment to Iran was accomplished. The transfer took place in late January with $400 million in cash being flown from Geneva to Tehran, after which, several Americans held in Iranian prisons were released. Yesterday, after months of demands from Congress for information on how the remaining $1.3 billion was transferred to Iran, the administration came clean and admitted the entire amount was paid in cash.
  • Updated: Iranian Boats Harass Another U.S. Navy Patrol Coastal Ship In Persian Gulf

    09/07/2016 6:02:13 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 6 replies
    USNI News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Megan Eckstein and Sam LaGrone
    A U.S. Navy patrol coastal ship was harassed by seven Iranian vessels on Sunday and narrowly avoided colliding with one, in the latest in a string of incidents in the Persian Gulf. Seven Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) fast in-shore attack craft (FIAC) approached USS Firebolt (PC-10) while it was operating in international waters in the central Persian Gulf on Sept. 4, a defense official told USNI News. Three of the FIACs maneuvered close to Firebolt, mirroring the ship’s course and speed at a distance of about 500 yards for about eight minutes before leaving. Another FIAC then sped...
  • US payment of $1.7 billion to Iran made entirely in cash

    09/06/2016 11:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2016 10:38 PM EDT | Richard Lardner
    The Obama administration acknowledged late Tuesday that its transfer of $1.7 billion to Iran earlier this year was made entirely in cash, using non-U.S. currency, as Republican critics of the transaction continued to denounce the payments. Treasury Department spokeswoman Dawn Selak said in a statement the cash payments were necessary because of the “effectiveness of U.S. and international sanctions,” which isolated Iran from the international finance system. The $1.7 billion was the settlement of a decades-old arbitration claim between the U.S. and Iran. An initial $400 million of euros, Swiss francs and other foreign currency was delivered on pallets Jan....
  • Iranian vessel 'harasses', sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials [4th time]

    09/06/2016 11:53:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 6, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday. It was at least the fourth such incident in less than a month. U.S. officials are concerned that these actions by Iran could lead to mistakes.
  • Iranian vessel 'harasses', sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials

    09/06/2016 10:26:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 6, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday. It was at least the fourth such incident in less than a month. U.S. officials are concerned that these actions by Iran could lead to mistakes. Years of mutual animosity eased when Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran in January after a deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. But serious differences still remain over Iran's ballistic missile...
  • Congress Moves to Block Obama Admin’s ‘Ransom Payments’ to Iran

    09/05/2016 9:08:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/6/16 | Adam Kredo
    Congress is set to consider new legislation that would block the Obama administration from awarding Iran billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars in what many describe as a ransom payment, according to a copy of the legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) will introduce on Tuesday new legislation that would prohibit the Obama administration from moving forward with all payments to Iran, according to the bill, which would also force Iran to return billions of dollars in U.S. funds that have already been delivered to Tehran by the White House. Rubio’s bill—a version of which...
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    09/02/2016 7:14:37 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 11 replies
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