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  • Iran condemns Manchester terror attack

    05/23/2017 10:51:30 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 12 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | May 23, 2017 | Tehran Times
    TEHRAN – Iran condemned on Tuesday a deadly terror attack in England’s Manchester Arena, saying that terrorism, regardless of where it hits, originates from the same ideology. “We believe terrorist attacks in Iran’s Mirjaveh and England’s Manchester originate from the same ideology,” Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, referring to 10 Iranian border guards who were killed late April in a terrorist ambush in Mirjaveh in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran. “All countries victimized by such extremist and terrorist, takfiri thoughts require to get united to confront such acts seriously, purposefully and sincerely.” A suicide bombing at a crowded...
  • The Muslim World in Prophecy (audio)

    05/20/2017 7:30:29 PM PDT · by Lera · 15 replies
    Olive Tree Ministries ^ | 5/20/17 | Jan Markell
    Jan Markell and Eric Barger talk to Pastor Bill Randles about the Muslim world in prophecy. Islam makes headlines daily and is prominent as it concerns eschatology. Barack Obama opened this door with his June, 2009 speech in Cairo. Since then Islam-related prophetic events have been building and setting the stage for fulfillment.
  • In victory for moderates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election

    05/20/2017 5:39:11 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2017 | Mick Krever, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Joe Sterling
    In victory for moderates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election Tehran, Iran (CNN)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani handily won re-election in what amounts to a victory for the Shiite nation's reformist camp and a sign that citizens favor fruitful engagement with the outside world. Rouhani, who defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi in the Friday elections, garnered 57% of the vote, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said. He'll serve another four years in the post. "I voted for Mr. Rouhani," said Mostafa, a voter in Tehran who spoke to CNN. "And I am proud of him because he showed all of...
  • The church in Iran has become one of the fastest growing in the world

    05/19/2017 8:35:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Everyone loves a good story. As Christians, we especially love stories that tell us how, when all seems lost, God makes a way. One such story is about the church in Iran—and it’s one of the greatest stories in the world today.  It’s a simple story that can be summarized in just two sentences: Persecution threatened to wipe out Iran’s tiny church. Instead, the church in Iran has become the fastest growing in the world, and it is influencing the region for Christ. As simple as it is, such an amazing story is worth examining deeper. Growth Amid Persecution The Iranian revolution...
  • Turnout key for Iran's Election, A Challenge for Rouhani

    05/15/2017 12:31:24 AM PDT · by BostonNeocon · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14th, 2017 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s presidential election may turn on turnout. Historically, the more Iranians who cast ballots, the greater the chance a reformist or a moderate like incumbent President Hassan Rouhani will be elected. However, Rouhani’s bid for another four-year term comes amid apathy and grumbling from an electorate that largely hasn’t seen the benefits of his signature nuclear deal with world powers. As his opponents promise populist cash handouts to the poor, Rouhani needs all the voters he can to cast ballots on May 19. But even some of his supporters say they may stay home. Rouhani faces...
  • British traitor support Iran

    03/27/2007 8:15:19 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 6 replies · 574+ views
    UK Sailors-Iran Arrests Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray Monday supported Iran's decision to arrest 15 UK marines in the Persian Gulf last week. "In international law the Iranian government were not out of order in detaining foreign military personnel in waters to which they have a legitimate claim," Murray said, who was also a previous head of Foreign Office's maritime section, carrying out negotiations on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. "For the Royal Navy, to be interdicting shipping within the twelve mile limit of territorial seas in a region they know full well is...
  • The U.S. should have sided with the Shah of Iran

    05/12/2017 6:50:09 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 60 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/13/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    In 1979, after a long campaign of political pressure applied by the Carter administration in the United States, the Shah of Iran fell to the Islamic Revolution, ending a tradition of monarchic rule that had persisted in Iran for thousands of years since the rule of Cyrus the Great. The stage was set for the rise of the Ayatollah, and the establishment of a theocracy in Iran that, today, most Iranians do not even want. But what if none of that had ever happened? While a momentous departure from actual history, it is not nearly so far-fetched as it sounds....
  • Iran 'is still developing ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear warheads in violation of UN...

    05/12/2017 10:00:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | 21:47 EDT, 12 May 2017 | Amanda Ulrich
    Iran is continuing to work on ballistic missiles that would be capable of carrying nuclear weapons over thousands of miles, according to US Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats. Coats described the growing threat of Iran's missile program in a written testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday. 'Iran's ballistic missiles are inherently capable of delivering WMD [weapons of mass destruction], and Tehran already has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East,' he wrote. 'We judge that Tehran would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons, if it builds them.'...
  • ‘Free Iran’: Pro-Trump Iranians, Canadians Rally in Front of White House

    05/12/2017 6:40:31 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    WASHINGTON – On Sunday, dozens of Iranian expats, Americans, American-Iranians, Canadians, and Canadian-Iranians gathered in front of the White House at Lafayette Square Park to vocalize their support for President Donald Trump and urge him to be the leader to help usher in a free Iran. “Mr. President, we endorse you. We endorse your right action against chemical bombing in Syria. We endorse your foreign policy in the Middle East,” Shahram Sanpanah of Canada said. “We thank you for the beautiful message on the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, and we appreciate you separating Iranian people from the Islamic regime. We...
  • Obama pardons [Ret. Gen.] James Cartwright in leak case

    01/17/2017 2:21:41 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    President Obama on Tuesday pardoned retired Gen. James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused of lying to the FBI about his conversations with reporters regarding U.S. efforts to cripple Iran's nuclear program. Cartwright pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of making false statements during the FBI's investigation into leaks about the government's role in a highly classified operation known as Operation Olympic Games. The clandestine effort -- untaken with Israel -- deployed a computer virus known as Stuxnet that destroyed Iranian centrifuges. New York Times journalist David Sanger exposed the operation in...
  • Investigation: Mechanics Contaminated Air Force One Plane, Causing $4 Million in Damage and Threat

    05/11/2017 1:56:44 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 5/11/17 | Adam Kredo
    Airline mechanics assigned to perform critical maintenance on the fleet of Air Force One planes used to fly President Donald Trump and previous presidents were caught using contaminated tools on the craft, causing more than $4 million in damage that could have caused a fire to break out on the plane, according to a federal investigation. Three mechanics working for Boeing, which has a contract to perform critical maintenance on the Air Force One fleet, "failed to observe explicit warnings" while attempting to clean the plane at a Boeing-owned plant in San Antonio, Texas. Boeing, which has caused a firestorm...
  • Hezbollah leader calls for international law against insulting Islam...

    09/17/2012 1:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2012 | Staff
    In a move that could escalate tensions around the Arab world, the leader of the Hezbollah militant group called for protests against the movie and said the U.S. must be held accountable for the film. In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah pushed for the creation of an international law that would ban insults of Islam and other religions, citing similar laws that exist to prevent anti-Semitism. His outrage stems from the anti-Islam film produced by a mysterious convict based in California, that has since sparked protests outside American embassies in the Middle East and across the globe....
  • House Oversight Committee Investigating How Obama Admin Misled Americans Over Iran Deal

    05/08/2017 4:26:28 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 07, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    We already know that the Obama administration engaged in some verbal gymnastics to try and sell the Iranian nuclear deal to the American people in 2015. The New York Times reported last year that Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes helped push a "narrative" that Iran had adopted moderate policies so that the White House could gain support for the agreement. In reality, Iran was still in engaging in nefarious activity.   The House Oversight Committee, led by Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), is digging deeper to try and discover just how the Obama White House manipulated the deal. The committee is reacting in direct response to a Politico report...
  • Iran Test Fires High-Speed Torpedo Sunday

    05/08/2017 1:49:24 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 5/8/17 | Courtney Kube
    Three senior defense officials report that Iran test-fired a high-speed torpedo near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday. The Hoot torpedo is still in the testing phase, the officials report, but once it is fully operational it should be able to travel about 12,000 yards (approximately six nautical miles) at a speed of about 200 knots per hour (approximately 250 miles per hour). None of the officials could say whether the test was successful or not.
  • Admiral Fallon and CENTCOM

    01/11/2007 1:26:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 848+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 11, 2007 | Douglas Hanson
    When it was announced by the President last week that Navy Admiral William J. Fallon, current commander of Pacific Command (PACOM), will replace Central Command (CENTCOM) boss Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, the reaction was nearly universal: why a Navy man to lead what are predominately Army and Marine forces in the Central Region? The blogs and the New York Times suggested that if we are to deal with Iran, we need a commander who has experience with naval forces and airpower.  While that is certainly a factor in his favor, the real reason for his selection as I see...
  • Latest Helen Thomas screed: "Hats Off To Admiral Fallon--Perception Is He Was Pushed Out"

    03/20/2008 6:30:21 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies · 629+ views ^ | 19 Mar 08 | FR's favorite sassy, spunky newsbabe, Helen Thomas
    A salute is due Adm. William Fallon, who tried to prevent a wider war with Iran. After serving one year as commander of U.S. Central Command, Fallon has resigned, saying he was quitting because his differences with official U.S. policy had become a “distraction.” But there is a widespread perception that he was pushed out by the neo-conservatives among President George W. Bush’s aides, especially Vice President Dick Cheney, because of Fallon’s reluctance to go along with the administration’s hawkish moves toward Iran. Cheney, who took five consecutive draft deferments to stay out of the Vietnam war, does not mind...
  • Petraeus Picked to Lead Mideast Command

    04/23/2008 6:42:15 PM PDT · by freema · 6 replies · 83+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | William Branigin
    President Bush will nominate Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, to become the next overall commander of American forces in the Middle East as part of a personnel shuffle to take place by early fall, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today.
  • Petraeus Wins

    04/24/2008 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 6 replies · 108+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 4/24/08 | Robert D. Kaplan
    Petraeus's appointment as combatant commander of Central Command was set in motion several weeks ago, with the firing of then-combatant commander Adm. William Fallon. The administration let him go not for opposing a possible strike against Iran, as was widely speculated, but for arguing too often with Petraeus over troop levels in Iraq. Petraeus, who may be the most well-read analytical mind in the military, wanted to maintain troop levels, rather than reduce them for use in Afghanistan and for other contingencies -- to say nothing of relieving strains on the army. But Fallon and Pentagon generals wanted troop levels...
  • Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials

    05/08/2017 9:49:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/08/17
    Former President Obama warned President Donald Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials tell NBC News. The warning, which has not been previously reported, came less than 48 hours after the November election when the two sat down for a 90-minute conversation in the Oval Office. A senior Trump administration official acknowledged Monday that Obama raised the issue of Flynn, saying the former president made clear he was "not a fan of Michael Flynn." Another official said Obama's remark seemed like it was made in jest. The revelation comes on a day...
  • Duck and cover, again?: Glenn Reynolds

    05/08/2017 6:25:37 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 6 replies
    USA Toady ^ | May 8, 2017 | Glen Harlan Reynolds
    <p>So I’ve been reading Garrett Graff’s Raven Rock, which is a fairly gripping history of the Cold War effort to ensure “continuity of government” in the event of a nuclear apocalypse. As the Cold War progressed, defense experts went from “duck and cover” type initiatives, to plans for massive evacuations from major cities, to fallout shelters within those cities, to an abandonment of efforts to protect the civilian populations in favor of trying to save a decision-making core of government and industry.</p>