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  • Why an Iran-Saudi Arabia Conflict Is More Likely Today Than Ever Before

    10/23/2016 5:26:23 PM PDT · by RC one · 16 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 10/18/16 at 12:05 PM | Bilal Y. Saab
    Much has been written about the cold war between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Though this deadly strategic competition has not caused the sweeping disorder in which the Middle East finds itself, it has widened and deepened it.Whether in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Lebanon or elsewhere, the feud between Riyadh and Tehran has heightened societal divides and inflamed sectarian tensions, harming any efforts to defeat the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), end the civil war in Syria, stabilize Iraq, stop the fighting in Yemen, and solve the political crisis in Lebanon.While both countries have always preferred...
  • John McAfee: 'Iran hacked the DNC, and North Korea hacked DYN'

    10/22/2016 12:43:53 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 42 replies
    CSO ^ | October 21, 2016 | CSO
    "John McAfee -- in an email exchange and follow up phone call just moments ago -- said sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran, and he absolutely agrees. While Russian hackers get more media attention nowadays, Iranian hackers have had their share. "
  • (vanity) Who did Robert Creamer Visit at the WH in addition to Obama?

    10/21/2016 8:40:17 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    I'd like to crowdsource this with some FR sleuths / weaponized autism / centipedes.... With whom did Robert Creamer meet at the White House aside from Obama? He met with both POTUS and FLOTUS according to the visitor’s log: Others he visited: Kristin Sheehy. Sheehy , Kristin J. Employee $55,000.00 Per Annum EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR OPERATIONS James Messina is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations ****** Miti Sathe Miti Sathe is a Democratic Party activist who works for Blue Engine Message & Media, a political consulting firm, and serves as the...
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • Ayatollah Weighs in on US Presidential Nominees: ‘Spirituality and Faith are Lacking’

    10/20/2016 12:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 19, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.S. presidential campaign and issues raised by nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are evidence that “spirituality and faith are lacking among those in power” in America, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Wednesday. Speaking to university students, Khamenei addressed what an official website paraphrased as “the difficulties and problems perplexing mankind today, and the dead-ends that materialistic thought patterns sustain.” He told his audience, “The campaigns held during presidential elections in the U.S. and the worries conveyed by the two candidates are a clear example that spirituality and faith are lacking among those in power.” …
  • Exclusive: Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen's Houthis via Oman - officials

    10/20/2016 11:13:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 20, 2016 | Yara Bayoumy and Phil Stewart
    Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent months, which officials said include missiles and small arms, could exacerbate a security headache for the United States, which last week struck Houthi targets with cruise missiles in retaliation for failed missile attacks on a U.S. Navy destroyer.
  • A World In Revolt...Psalm 1 and 2 pt 4

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.(Psalm 2:1-3)The first two Psalms go together. Perhaps it isn’t immediately apparent, because in some ways they are completely different, but I believe the Holy Spirit led those who placed them side by side as the opening of the Psalter. Psalm one examines a lone individual, a God worshipping , scripture meditating disciple who has made...
  • O'Keefe: Creamer Visited The White House 340 TIMES. Tell Chris Wallace To Ask Hillary

    10/19/2016 3:27:31 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 105 replies ^ | 19 Oct 2016
    Creamer visited the @WhiteHouse 340 TIMES in the last few years. Tell Chris Wallace to ask @HillaryClinton tomorrow
  • Illinois Dem: KKK Membership OK for Congress

    09/26/2002 2:35:52 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 39 replies · 828+ views
    Thursday Sept. 26, 2002; 5:14 p.m. EDT Illinois Dem: KKK Membership OK for Congress Rep. Jan Schakowski, D-Ill., said Thursday that Ku Klux Klan members should be allowed to serve in Congress as long as they had resigned from the domestic terror group and had publicly renounced its beliefs. Asked if she thought leading Senate Democrat Robert Byrd's past Klan membership should have disqualified him from serving in the Senate, Schakowski told nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity, "No, not if you've totally rejected it - my goodness." "I think (Byrd) would agree that participation in the KKK is pretty...
  • America is addicted, sleepy and becoming comatose.

    10/18/2016 11:04:20 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 18, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Hillary and her media titillate us with their sexual fantasies and put us to sleep with heroin for the body and heroin for the mind. Trump yells "Wake up and Fix our open borders!" Hillary mumbles "America is already great and that's not who we are." Is "H" for Hillary or Heroin? Sources of America's Hard Drugs Most heroin consumed in America enters across our southern border. According to the DEA, the majority of the heroin consumed in the United States comes from Mexico (50%) and Colombia (43-45%) via Mexican criminal cartels such as Sinaloa Cartel.[90] However, these statistics may be significantly unreliable,...
  • Did Iran Launch Missiles at US Warships?

    10/18/2016 7:19:11 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2016 | Stephen Bryen and Rear Admiral Norman Saunders
    A big question surrounding missile attacks against two U.S. ships ( the USS Mason and USS Ponce) is whether it was the Yemeni rebel Houthis (also known as Ansar Allah) who did it? Or, instead, did Iran carry out the attacks? A related question is what were these U.S. ships doing near the Bab el-Mandab straits in the Red Sea? The Ponce is, admittedly, an at-sea forward staging base. Iran has been harassing U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf for some time, and on each occasion the Iranians appear to have been bolder in what looks like a naval game of chicken. So...
  • Retired US general pleads guilty to lying in Iran probe (lied to FBI)

    10/18/2016 3:50:13 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 15 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 18 October 2016 | AFP
    James Cartwright, formerly vice chairman to Joint Chiefs of Staff, was accused of lying to investigators A retired top US general pleaded guilty on Monday to making a false statement during an FBI probe into a classified intelligence leak about a cyber attack against Iran's nuclear programme in 2010. Marine Corps General James Cartwright, 67, formerly the vice chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was accused of lying to investigators when he said he had not confirmed classified information to New York Times journalist David Sanger. Sanger wrote a book describing a joint US and Israeli operation that deployed...
  • Ex-Pentagon general target of leak investigation, sources say

    06/27/2013 4:09:49 PM PDT · by John W · 39 replies ^ | June 27, 2013 | Michael Isikoff
    Legal sources tell NBC News that the former second-highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military is now the target of a Justice Department investigation into an alleged leak of classified information about a covert U.S. cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear program. According to legal sources, retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been notified that he’s under investigation for allegedly leaking information about a massive attack using a computer virus named Stuxnet on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Gen. Cartwright, 63, becomes the latest alleged leaker targeted by the Obama administration, which has already...
  • Retired U.S. general pleads guilty to lying to FBI in 'Stuxnet' leak case

    10/17/2016 3:15:25 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/17/2016 | Julia Harte
    A retired U.S. Marine Corps general who last served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pleaded guilty on Monday in a federal court to making false statements to the FBI during an investigation into leaks of classified information. Four-star General James Cartwright was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2012 over a book written by New York Times reporter David Sanger, which exposed a malicious computer software program known as "Stuxnet" designed to disrupt Iran's nuclear program. Cartwright also in 2012 confirmed classified information about an unnamed country to Daniel Klaidman, then a reporter for...
  • Obama Administration Waives Penalty Against Convicted Bank Credit Suisse (received pmts)

    10/27/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | David Sirota
    Only weeks after the White House made headlines with a directive urging prosecutors to get tougher on corporate crime, the Obama administration has moved to protect a convicted financial firm from punishment. The bank, Credit Suisse, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to President Barack Obama’s political campaigns. It also employs the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm with family connections to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In 2014, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to criminal charges for operating “an illegal cross-border banking business that knowingly and willfully aided and assisted thousands of U.S. clients in opening and...
  • U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Destroyed Three Coastal Radar Sites in Yemen

    10/15/2016 7:57:11 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, October 15, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last weekend, a Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes against the Yemeni capital Sana’a, targeting a crowded funeral ceremony. Saudi Arabia believed that by senior Houthis rebel figures were at the funeral. The airstrike killed 140 and wounded more than 500. The number of casualties is very likely to rise. The Houthis are rebelling in order to remove the internationally-recognized government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi from power. Al-Hadi is being backed by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition against the Iranian backed Houthis in a proxy war for the control of Middle-Eastern oil. The Houthis lashed out at the USS...
  • WIKILEAKS: The Smoking Gun On The Iran Deal; Podesta Thinks Nuclear War Is Coming

    10/14/2016 4:59:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/14/16
    John Anzalone to John Podesta (quoting Sen. Kirk of IL): “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.” John Podesta's reply: "Yup." [link to (secure)]  
  • Did John Podesta Agree Iran Deal Worst Deal Since the 1940s?

    10/14/2016 8:43:07 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 13, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    An email exchange between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and John Anzalone of Anzalone Liszt Grove Research shows the former apparently condemning the Iran deal. In the email Anzalone shares a 2015 BuzzFeed article about the Iran nuclear deal in which Sen. Mark Kirk is quoted predicting that the agreement will lead to nuclear war in the Middle East. Anzalone emailed Podesta the link to the article along with Kirk’s quote: “This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler.” “Yup,” Podesta...
  • What's going on with Valerie Jarrett...she just disappeared

    10/13/2016 11:21:57 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 50 replies
    No news about her... | 14 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Was wondering what is going on with Valerie Jarrett. She has gone underground. That woman is a major enemy of the United States and that can NOT be forgotten.
  • Military Spokesman: ISIS Now Putting IEDs on Drones

    10/13/2016 4:03:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 13, 2016 | 8:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    ISIS previously has used commerical, off-the-shelf drones for surveillance and to deliver ordnance, and now it is is using drones to deliver explosives, Colonel John Dorrian, the spokesman for U.S. military operations in Iraq, told reporters on Wednesday. He confirmed that one enemy drone exploded after it was shot down: “We know that there was an improvised device on a — on a — a drone. And when that was brought back to the camp, it exploded. So, the reason or the way or the manner in which that happened — still digging into that.” Dorrian said the drones have...
  • U.S. Cash to Iran May Have Funded Attack on American Navy

    10/13/2016 9:45:29 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 12, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers fear Iran spending American dollars to fund global terror operation Leading members of Congress suspect a portion of a recent $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran may have been used to help arm and support Yemeni terrorists who recently fired missiles on a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea, according to a new congressional inquiry that seeks to determine how U.S. taxpayer funds are being used by Iran to boost its global terror operation. Iran is believed to have used a large portion of the $1.7 billion, suspected to have been paid by the United States as part...
  • The Chelsea Clinton fundraiser that should worry Hillary’s pro-Israel backers

    10/13/2016 7:47:28 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    For $250,”friends” — or $1000 for a “champion” (photo included) — you too can attend a fundraiser with Chelsea Clinton for her mother at the home of Michael and Sholeh Chegini in Newport Coast, California, according to an invitation to the event obtained by Right Turn. Michael Chegini served on the board of directors and thereafter the advisory board of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a notorious group with links to the Iranian regime that opposed, among other things, any sanctions on Iran. “The Clintons never miss an opportunity to put money ahead of principle,” a spokesman for the Republican Jewish Coalition...
  • BREAKING - US military strikes Yemeni ‘radar sites’ in response to missile attack on navy destroyer

    10/12/2016 8:14:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 93 replies
    Russia Times ^ | 10-12-2016 | Russia Times
    The US military has launched strikes on radar sites in Yemen, the Pentagon announced, according to Reuters. The move comes in response to failed attacks on the US navy destroyer USS Mason. According to the Pentagon’s initial assessments, three “radar sites” in the Houthi rebel-controlled area of Yemen were destroyed in the attack. The US military vowed to respond to “any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic,” according to a statement cited by Reuters.
  • U.S. Navy destroyer again targeted by missiles from Yemen: U.S. officials

    10/12/2016 11:12:18 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 36 replies ^ | Wed Oct 12, 2016 | Phil Stewart & Idrees Ali
    A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Wednesday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the second such incident in the past four days, U.S. officials told Reuters. The USS Mason, which was accompanied by the USS Ponce - an amphibious transport dock - fired defensive salvos in response to the missiles, neither of which hit the ship or caused any damage as it operated north of the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Wikileaks Pedesta confirms in email that Iran deal is greatest appeasement since Chamberlain.

    10/12/2016 10:09:23 AM PDT · by reed13k · 18 replies
    Link is to the reddit copy I read, I'll see if I can find the original wikileaks version. Basically this is Podesta's one word agreeement "Yup" with Sen Mark Kirk's statement that the Iran deal is the biggest appeasement since Chamberlain and will require the next generation to clean up a nuclear war in the ME.
  • Clinton Campaign, White House Coordinated Pro-Iran Deal Talking Points

    10/10/2016 1:34:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 10, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Senior Clinton campaign officials were in direct contact with the White House to coordinate pro-Iran talking points in an effort to boost last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement, according to leaked emails that show the Obama administration and top figures in Clinton’s campaign played a role in promulgating information about the deal that later turned out to be factually inaccurate. The emails, released late on Friday in a massive document dump by the hacker website WikiLeaks, show coordination between Hillary Clinton’s team and the White House, which spearheaded a massive effort to create what senior officials described as a pro-Iran “echo...
  • U.S. Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen

    10/10/2016 12:02:43 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 10, 2016 | Phil Stewart
    A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters, saying neither of the two missiles hit the ship. The attempted strike on the USS Mason, which was first reported by Reuters, came just a week after a United Arab Emirates vessel came under attack from Houthis and suggests growing risks to the U.S. military from Yemen's conflict. The failed missile attack on the USS Mason began around 7 p.m. local time, when the ship detected two inbound missiles over...
  • U.S. Navy ship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen: U.S.

    ASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer was targeted on Sunday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, a U.S. military spokesman told Reuters, saying the two missiles failed to hit the ship. "USS Mason detected two inbound missiles over a 60-minute period while in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. Both missiles impacted the water before reaching the ship," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said. "There were no injuries to our sailors and no damage to the ship," he said.
  • Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Atrocities

    10/09/2016 6:14:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 9, 2016 | Shariar Kia
    October 10th will mark the 14th World Day Against Death Penalty, where people around the world will rally to support the abolition of executions. While we have reason to celebrate progress in seeing more countries abolish the death penalty in 2015, with 169 of the 193 member states of the UN having been execution-free in the past year, we also need to raise awareness and alarm in regions and countries where the state of human rights and the application of capital punishment has continued to deteriorate. One of the countries of concern is Iran, where the ruling regime has executed...
  • WorldViews ‘I will NOT wear a hijab’: U.S. chess star refuses to attend world championships in Iran

    10/07/2016 5:07:21 AM PDT · by tekrat · 37 replies
    The Waskington Post ^ | 10/6/2016 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    As one of the most successful women to ever play the male-dominated game of chess, Nazi Paikidze is used to having her moves watched closely. Her latest has drawn international attention: Paikidze announced last week that she will boycott February’s Women's World Chess Championship in Iran because the players will have to wear hijabs. Paikidze’s decision will deprive the tournament of one of the game’s brightest stars and biggest draws — the U.S. champion who once told a magazine she would “do everything I can to help more girls get into chess.”
  • Obama Admin Hiding Secret Hostage Docs Signed With Iranian Intel Officials

    10/06/2016 7:19:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies
    Wash. Free Bacon ^ | 10/6/16 | Adam Kredo
    Key documents relating to the Obama administration’s secret negotiations with Iran, including a $1.7 billion cash payment, are being stored at a highly secure site on Capitol Hill, preventing the public and many in Congress from accessing them, according to multiple sources who described the situation to the Washington Free Beacon. The documents are not technically classified but are being kept in a “secure reading space” where the majority of congressional officials cannot access them. Those cleared are forced to relinquish their cellular devices and are barred from taking notes, undermining the ability of staffers to brief their lawmakers on...
  • White House accuses Israel of betraying trust

    10/06/2016 5:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/06/2016 | Andrew Beatty and Dave Clark
    The White House accused Israel of a betrayal of trust, in an unusually sharp rebuke over its plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes deep in the West Bank. Days after President Barack Obama approved a $38 billion Israeli military aid package and attended former president Shimon Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem, the White House railed at the construction of 300 housing units on land “far closer to Jordan than Israel.” Warning that the decision jeopardizes the already distant prospect of Middle East peace as well as Israel’s own security, press secretary Josh Earnest said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s word...
  • Islamic preacher: 'Behead, burn, crush gays'

    10/06/2016 3:39:08 AM PDT · by kimtom · 18 replies ^ | 10/05/16 | Staff Writer
    (BREITBART) A Islamic preacher who has referred to non-Muslims as “kuffar” and preached on how to kill homosexuals is due to deliver a set of nightly lectures at an Iranian government-backed organisation in London, Breitbart London can reveal. Shaykh Hamza Sodagar – who gained notoriety earlier this year for his lecture on “one of five” ways to kill homosexuals – is due to speak at the Islamic Republic of Iran School in north-west London between October 4th – 12th. According to a speaker biography, Mr. Sodagar regards himself as a “role model” for “young Muslims all around the world”. A...

    10/06/2016 2:42:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Obama opposed naming Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terror group even while it was closely involved in organizing attacks against American soldiers in Iraq. Then, as part of his dirty deal with Iran, he secretly sent a fortune in foreign cash on airplanes linked to the IRGC. And, as another part of the secret ransom deal with Iran, he lifted UN sanctions on Bank Sepah. The United States has gone after plenty of banks for aiding terror finance, but Bank Sepah is somewhat unique in that it is a financial institution actually owned and operated by Islamic terrorists. Bank...
  • Obama Aids Iranian Nuclear Terror

    10/06/2016 12:51:32 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Frontpage ^ | October 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Obama opposed naming Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terror group even while it was closely involved in organizing attacks against American soldiers in Iraq. Then, as part of his dirty deal with Iran, he secretly sent a fortune in foreign cash on airplanes linked to the IRGC. And, as another part of the secret ransom deal with Iran, he lifted UN sanctions on Bank Sepah. The United States has gone after plenty of banks for aiding terror finance, but Bank Sepah is somewhat unique in that it is a financial institution actually owned and operated by Islamic terrorists. Bank...
  • Frank Gaffney: Hillary Clinton’s Iran Policy Is ‘Obama Bomb Fraud, Now Under New Management’

    10/05/2016 9:48:36 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Oct 2016 | John Hayward
    Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney reviewed the national security segments of Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate on Wednesday morning’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. Marlow kicked off the discussion with “this insane notion that Iran has abandoned its nuclear armaments, the pursuit of a nuclear weapon, and Hillary Clinton did that single-handedly, without firing a shot.” “Well, it’s fraud, is what it is,” Gaffney said. “This is Obama bomb fraud, now under new management.”

    10/05/2016 8:09:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    I’m not sure how to spell Shiite. Are you? There’s a lot of seeming, so-called, very current “news” flotsaming around in eddying swirls today. Yup, there seems to be a helluva lot to talk about, argue, show videos, extricate microscopic hairs and tics from—and, generally, to loose and confuse the relevant, life-scorching details of existence in “Obama’s fundamentally transformed America.” But this alleged deluge of so-called, “news” is not actually—not really—RELEVANT to the survival of you, your families, and this once-great America. The side, swirling crap you’re really seeing and partaking in, is a grand illusion of global propaganda, run...
  • Iran's space agency 'interested' in cooperating with NASA

    10/04/2016 7:40:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 2:26 PM EDT | Nasser Karimi
    The head of Iran’s space agency said Tuesday his country is interested in cooperating with NASA. Speaking to reporters at the start of World Space Week, Mohsen Bahrami said that “many in the world look at NASA’s programs. We are interested in having cooperation, naturally. When you are in orbit, there is no country and race.” It was the first time Iran had expressed such interest since signing last summer’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Bahrami said, however, that cooperation will only be possible with the agreement of leaders of both countries. He emphasized that Iran has a peaceful...
  • Amid Iran tensions, Saudi holds live-fire drills in Persian Gulf

    10/04/2016 3:40:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 4, 2016
    Kingdom’s navy, air force, marines and ‘special units’ take part in war games to protect against ‘any possible aggression’Saudi Arabia is conducting live-fire drills during war games underway in the Gulf, official media said on Tuesday, as tensions simmer with Iran. Exercise Gulf Shield 1 has begun with naval ships, aircraft, marines and “special units,” the Saudi Press Agency said. The manoeuvres are also taking place in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman.
  • The Government Of Iran Declares War On Christianity, And Arrests Twenty Five Christians

    10/04/2016 10:08:28 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies ^ | September 30, 2016
    Shortened title. Full title: The Government Of Iran Declares War On Christianity, And Arrests Twenty Five Christians For Preaching The Gospel The government of Iran has declared war on Christianity. Just recently it arrested twenty five Christians for expressing their Christian Faith, as we read in one report: ď„Ť At least 25 Christians have been arrested in the Islamic Republic of Iran solely because of their faith in Jesus Christ, it has been reported. According to the National Council of Resistance in Iran, Iranian human rights outlets are reporting that over two dozen Christians were recently arrested during a raid...
  • Detailing Torture and Harassment, Former Hostages Fight Back Against Iran

    10/03/2016 9:08:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3 Oct, 2016 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Another former American hostage held by Iran is suing the Islamic Republic for their wrongful detention and heinous treatment. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, along with his mother Mary and brother Ali, today filed a "civil action for damages caused by hostage taking and torture under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act" against the government of Iran and the Revolutionary Guards Corps in the U.S. District Court in D.C. The monetary demand "for injury and harm caused to the Plaintiffs by acts of terrorism, torture, and hostage taking against Plaintiffs," as stated in the court filing, is "TBA." Summons were issued to...
  • Why Iran is more dangerous than Islamic State

    10/02/2016 8:13:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 140 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2016 4:00 AM | Moshe Ya’alon
    U.S. political leaders of both parties argue that destroying Islamic State is America’s top priority in the Middle East. In reality, that’s not nearly as important as confronting the challenge posed by Iran. The nuclear deal that went into effect a year ago may have postponed the danger of an Iranian nuclear bomb, but the multifaceted threat of a militaristic, messianic Iran — 80-million strong — is much more menacing to Western interests than the Sunni thugs and murderers of Raqqah and Mosul. […] From Tehran’s perspective, it gained much more than it gave up. In exchange for postponing its...
  • Chess Players Forced to Wear Hijab at 2017 Championships (Or Face Arrest)

    10/02/2016 7:06:47 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 38 replies
    The Post ^ | 10-02-2016 | Alice Green
    The 2017 World Chess Championships will be held in Tehran, and Iran has told Fide (the chess governing body) that all female participants must wear a hijab. Fide’s Commission for Women’s Chess submitted to Iran’s demand without question, instructing all participants to respect “cultural differences” and follow the rules. Needless to say, the Grandmasters are outraged. Many have flat out refused to attend the 64-player tournament scheduled for February 2017. “This violates all what sports means,” argues Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Carla Heredia. “Sports should be free of discrimination by sex, religion, and sexual orientation.” Chairwoman Susan Polgar of Fide’s Commission...
  • Women threaten to boycott championship

    10/01/2016 4:11:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/16 | Nissan Tzur
    The best female chess players in the world have stated that they will boycott next year's World Championship in Iran, after being told they must wear a hijab if they wish to participate. Many of these players have harshly criticized the World Chess Federation, after it was decided that the World Championship would take place specifically in Iran. The protests were mostly regarding the Iranian requirement that women cover their faces with a hijab during the chess competition. American champions also expressed concern over whether the female participants would be safe in the Islamist country. "It's really frustrating that I...
  • Death Of Shimon Peres, Debate Recap, Deutsche Bank Worries Markets [radio]

    10/01/2016 6:55:23 AM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 1, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Death and Funeral of Shimon Peres Debate Recap – Lester Holt and Lessons Learned LIVE Saturday (10/1) 8 AM EST!!! On Thursday morning, a NJ Transit commuter train crashed into the station in Hoboken, NJ. One young mother was killed, and more than 100 injured. Is this train wreck symbolic of the state of the world? Monday evening, presidential candidates Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off in the first of three planned debates. What we learned most was that Trump faced a tag-team: Hillary and the moderator. But what can and should we expect from our lousy, oft-train...
  • Obama administration backed lifting sanctions on Iranian banks as part of hostage ransom

    09/30/2016 10:27:00 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Wall Street Journal has a shocking report that adds fuel to the fire over the $1.7 billion in cash paid to the Iranians to get the hostages released. On the same day the cash payment arrived in Tehran, the U.S. secretly agreed to back a U.N. effort to lift sanctions on two Iranian banks accused of assisting Iran's ballistic missile program.
  • Obama's Secret Bank Deal Helps Iran Get Nuke Missiles

    09/30/2016 6:56:02 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Treason. This is what it looks like. The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16. But Obama is now more pro-terror than the UN.
  • U.S. Signed Secret Document to Lift U.N. Sanctions on Iranian Banks [same day Tehran released..]

    09/29/2016 5:26:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    U.S. Signed Secret Document to Lift U.N. Sanctions on Iranian Banks Administration backed measures on the same day Tehran released four American citizens from prison By Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee Sept. 29, 2016 8:02 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted...
  • Did Clinton's E-mail Server Help Betray Iranian Scientist?

    09/29/2016 9:12:27 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 August 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    State-sponsored hackers penetrate the systems of other nations. It happens regularly. The United States does it. China does it. Russia does it. Iran does it. Sometimes, hacking reveals that someone in the hacking nation is working with the enemy. When that happens, someone dies. Sometimes, a secretary of state receives e-mails — on her unsecured, private e-mail server — about an Iranian scientist who is providing information to the United States and then that scientist is later executed for espionage.Throughout the scandal surrounding her use of an unsecured, private e-mail server, Hillary Clinton claimed that she “never sent or received...
  • Is Iran's Rouhani About to Ditch His Long-Time Patron?

    09/28/2016 12:08:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | September 27, 2016 | Saeid Jafari
    TEHRAN, Iran — Before being elected president of Iran in June 2013, Hassan Rouhani was known as a close friend and constant companion of Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Rouhani’s management of the initial round of nuclear negotiations with the West — the failed engagement with Britain, France and Germany over 2003-2005 — earned him the nickname “the Diplomat Sheikh.” However, throughout his career, including when he was secretary of the Supreme National Security Council during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami, when he was removed from this post by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and finally when he started...