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  • Israel hits back at Swiss envoy's 'ugly act' in showing Netanyahu bird droppings cartoon

    08/28/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/28/2015 22:17
    The Swiss ambassador to Iran's display of a cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being defecated upon by two doves was condemned as "an ugly act" by the Foreign Ministry late Friday. Switzerland expressed regret earlier Friday after Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the cartoon at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities. Haas spoke to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said the "questionable cartoon" was used without its knowledge. "The FDFA regrets the use of this cartoon and considers it tasteless," it said in a...
  • Cotton Statement on Reports that Harry Reid may Filibuster Senate Vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    cotton.senate.gov ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton
    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statements on reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid may filibuster a Senate vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “First, the president did an end-run around the Constitution by refusing to submit the Iran deal as a treaty requiring a two-thirds vote of the Senate for approval. Now Harry Reid wants to deny the American people a voice entirely by blocking an up-or-down vote on this terrible deal. If Harry Reid has his way, Congress won’t even get the little oversight we were provided in Corker-Cardin. He is obstructing because...
  • Sen. Cotton to Visit Israel for More Ammunition against Iran Deal

    08/28/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 28th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Sen. Tom Cotton, one of the loudest voices against the nuclear deal with Iran, will arrive in Israel on Sunday for a week-long visit that can be assumed is aimed at arming him with more ammunition to try to shoot down the nuclear Iran agreement in the Senate. The Israel government announced: U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) will be visiting Israel from Sunday, August 30, to Saturday, September 5, 2015. During his trip to Israel, the Senator will be updated on strategic and diplomatic issues, as well as other major developments in the region. Senator Cotton, in office as of...
  • White House: 'Pro-war' Cheney, Trump, Cruz are face of Iran deal opposition

    08/28/2015 2:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that those who oppose the Iran nuclear agreement, like former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are "pro-war" and are some of the same people who got the U.S. into a war with Iraq in 2003. "There's no doubt that we've seen forceful advocacy to kill this deal," Earnest said. "It's the same forceful advocacy we've seen in the run up to the Iraq war in 2003. In fact it's many of the same people making the same arguments." Cheney is scheduled to appear Sept. 8 at...
  • Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes

    08/28/2015 12:44:48 PM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 37 replies
    TheJewishPress.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there. Markey had topped the list of candidates supported by the Iran Lobby. And the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) had maxed out its contributions to his campaign. After more fake suspense, Al Franken, another IAPAC backed politician who also benefited from Iran Lobby money, came out for the...
  • Report: Netanyahu’s US Confidantes Believe Congress Won’t Overrule Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 12:02:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 27, 2015 2:04 pm | David Daoud
    U.S. sources close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have concluded that opponents of the Iran nuclear deal won’t secure enough votes in Congress to overturn it, Israeli news site nrg reported on Thursday. According to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, referred to familiarly as the “Corker-Cardin Bill” (after its two drafters, Senators Bob Corker and Ben Cardin), Congress had 30 days to review any agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 powers, and then vote on whether to approve it. That time frame was extended to 60 days when the international parties were unable to conclude a deal...
  • Kurds Are Surging – America Is Not

    08/28/2015 11:28:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Eddie Pedersen
    A tale of two countries, one spurred to greatness by manifest destiny, the other crumbling under the weight of liberal anarchism The Kurds are surging in Iraq again. Kurdish fighters are successfully attacking both the Islamic state and other terrorist factions in Syria and Iraq; as we saw with the Kurdish capture of many Iraqi villages two days ago. The recent Kurdish push in Iraq occurs in spite of Turkey’s President Erdogan and his counterproductive air campaign against Kurdish fighters. To make matters worse Kurdish hopes for autonomy rights in Iranian held areas will more or less cease to be...
  • Hillary: Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood are pretty much terrorists

    08/28/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    The stench of desperation Let’s say you’ve been in politics for thirty or forty years. You’re crooked, corrupt, and mad with power. Your long history of deceit is well documented, but you’ve decided it’s your turn to be President. So, you’re running for the nation’s top job. To your consternation, your campaign is being decimated by your own checkered past. You’re primarily known as a dishonest, untrustworthy, liar. What do you do? HTML5 video is not supported! Special: Remove Bags and Wrinkles From Your Eyes With Two Simple Steps Well, if Hillary Clinton is any indication, you become desperate to...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Only Candidate Using Trump to His Advantage

    08/28/2015 11:47:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | August 28, 2015 | Charles P. Pierce
    The Texas senator has so far avoided confronting Donald Trump, and now he's trying to get the ear of Trump's audience.​(Optional Video Accompaniment To This Post) OK, credit where it's due. Tailgunner Ted Cruz is the only other candidate in the Republican field who has reacted smartly to the sudden arrival of the Libidinous Visitor. While shoring up his natural base of support from the Bible-banging hayshakers in Iowa, Cruz also has refrained from trying to harsh the mellow of the Summer of Trump. And now he's pulled the shrewdest play of all. The Texas GOP senator's campaign announced Thursday...
  • ‘Dream ticket’ Trump, Cruz to announce ‘something very big over the next two weeks in Washington’

    08/28/2015 6:25:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 08/28/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have united to fight the Iran nuclear agreement. On Thursday, the Texas senator invited the real estate mogul to join him in rallying against the deal on the Capitol grounds, and Trump accepted. The two Republican presidential candidates said they would do “something very big over the next two weeks in Washington.” Trump made his announcement after a campaign rally in South Carolina, referring to Cruz as “a friend of mine and a good guy.” The event will be sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America,...
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady’s penchant for secrecy. What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • Can the Iran Deal Be Stopped? The Chance is Slim to None

    08/28/2015 6:16:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2015 | By Karin McQuillan
    I asked this question to Senator Cruz last week when he was in my town for a stump speech and fundraiser. The answer was as disappointing as it was swift: No. There are not enough Democrats willing to put love of country ahead of partisan politics. Donald Trump has not helped. He is sucking up all the media attention, and Iran is not important to him. In Trumps stump speeches, Iran is just one in a list of deals he could have done better. In the crucial few weeks leading up to the Iran vote, the Donald is helping to...
  • Trump and Cruz Join Forces at Anti-Iran Deal Rally

    08/28/2015 5:16:13 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    The apparent alliance between Senator Ted Cruz and businessman Donald Trump – both candidates for the Republican nomination for president – will be on full display soon: the two will hold an anti-Iran deal rally together. CNN reports: Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to rally together on the grounds of the Capitol to “call on members of Congress to defeat the catastrophic” Iran nuclear deal, Cruz’s campaign said Thursday. The Texas senator said in a tweet that he was “glad that @realDonaldTrump accepted my invitation,” an invitation confirmed by event organizers. Cruz’s announcement came a few...
  • The Duplicitous Iranian Nuclear Deal Explained In 30 Words or Less

    08/28/2015 5:03:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-28-2015 | MOTUS
    “What we know is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.” – President Obama, regarding the WDBJ Shooting Well,finally! That explains the Obama/Kerry duplicitous Iranian Nuclear deal.** Barry wants to level the playing field!GlockNuclear bomb **Duplicitous Iranian Nuclear Deal explained in 30 words or less: How about I give you my new car for your old shoe?And remember: Guns didn’t kill six million Jews; butt their government did.Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal

    08/28/2015 3:03:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2015 3:15 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obama will deliver remarks about the agreement and take questions from participants. The webcast is being organized by two major Jewish organizations that have held similar events with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. …
  • IAEA Says Iran May Have Built 'Extension' to Parchin

    08/27/2015 10:49:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/27/15 | Ben Ariel
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the UN nuclear watchdog said in a report obtained by the Reuters news agency on Thursday. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report obtained by the news agency says, "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a particular location at the Parchin site, the agency...
  • The Lid: The GOP's Dynamic Duo? (Cruz and Trump)

    08/27/2015 9:46:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NBC News' The Lid ^ | August 27, 2015 | Carrie Dann and Andrew Rafferty
    '16 AT 30 THOUSAND If you can't beat 'em, ask 'em to join you! In what is a pretty unusual move for a primary contest, Ted Cruz has invited Trump to join him at a rally to highlight opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. The Texas senator has long appeared to be positioning himself to pick up a chunk of Trump's supporters, including through his efforts to avoid criticism of even Trump's most bombastic statements. Cruz has not attacked Trump, and has in turn been one of the few GOP candidates who have successfully stayed out of The Donald's crosshairs.(As...
  • State Dep't Spox: No Worries, Parchin Has No Nuclear Dimensions

    08/27/2015 8:46:26 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 7 replies
    The Jewish Press Online ^ | August 27, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    A report by the entity responsible for ensuring the peaceful development of nuclear energy worldwide and the one upon which the world depends for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activity revealed that over the past few months Iran has been working on and adding to a building at its Parchin site. Parchin is an Iranian military complex located southeast of Tehran. It is the focus of speculation regarding possible testing of weaponization of nuclear material by the Iranians.
  • Trump, Cruz Say No To Iran Nuclear Holocaust – Coordinate D.C. Rally

    08/27/2015 8:40:33 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 34 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — August 27, 2015 … Two of Israel’s best friends, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, have agreed to host a mass rally in Washington against the Iran Deal which directly threatens the security of the United States and Israel. Cruz and Trump are both presidential candidates but transcending their run for the White House is a sincere desire to limit an Iranian ICBM nuclear attack on the US. Both Trump and Cruz realize that if Iran secures 150 billion dollars from the lifting of sanctions, that money will go towards nuclear...
  • Cruz and Trump to Team Up on Iran Deal

    08/27/2015 8:29:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8-28-15 | Ben Ariel
    Republican presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are teaming up in opposing the Iran nuclear deal. According to NBC News, Cruz has invited Trump to Washington for an upcoming rally against the deal. The two are set to appear at an event organized by the Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Politics, and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), according to the Cruz campaign. Mort Klein, the ZOA president, said the rally has been in the works for weeks, though Trump's inclusion is a relatively new development. "I think it's of great value to have a person...
  • Hizbullah planner of ’96 Khobar Towers bombing arrested in Beirut

    08/27/2015 6:04:47 PM PDT · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 17 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 8/27/15 | Special to WorldTribune.com
    The mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans has been captured, U.S. and Saudi officials said on Aug. 26. The arrest of Ahmed al-Mughassil, who was described by the FBI in 2001 as the leader of the armed wing of the Saudi Hizbullah group, was one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists. The arrest concluded a nearly two-decade manhunt.
  • Iran may have built extension at disputed military site-UN nuclear watchdog

    08/27/2015 3:37:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday delving into a major part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's past atomic activity. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report, obtained by Reuters, said: "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a...
  • Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to protest Iran deal together in DC

    08/27/2015 3:37:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Ellen Uchimiya
    Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will be joining forces to protest the Iran nuclear deal in the coming days. At an event in South Carolina, Trump said he and Cruz will go to Washington, D.C. some time in the next two weeks for "essentially a protest against a totally incompetent deal we're making with Iran." Cruz's campaign confirmed that he had invited Trump to join him on the Capitol grounds, where the two will call on Congress "to defeat the catastrophic deal that the Obama Administration has struck with the Islamic Republic of Iran."(continued)
  • Ted Cruz, Donald Trump to Team Up for Rally Against Iran Deal

    08/27/2015 3:26:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | August 27, 2015 | Hallie Jackson
    Call it a public display of political affection: Sen. Ted Cruz has invited Donald Trump to Washington next month for a rally against the Iran nuclear deal. The two Republican rivals are set to appear at an event organized by the Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Politics, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the Cruz campaign. Mort Klein, the ZOA president, said the rally has been in the works for weeks, though Trump's inclusion is a relatively new development. "I think it's of great value to have a person who will likely command coverage of this...
  • No veto? Senate Dems might get enough votes to filibuster GOP’s attempt to block Iran deal

    08/27/2015 2:43:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    The consolation prize in the great Senate GOP sellout on the Iran deal was supposed to be the opportunity it created to embarrass Obama. The fear was that if Republicans insisted on two-thirds approval of the deal for ratification, as the Constitution’s Treaty Clause requires, King Barack would simply reassure the public that this wasn’t technically a treaty and proceed to implement the agreement under his own executive authority. Heads he wins, tails you lose. That’s life in post-republic America. (And if you like that model, wait until President Trump is sworn in.) So Bob Corker and McConnell decided...
  • Iran salary for murdering Jews: $100 per month: Bonuses tied to number killed

    08/27/2015 1:46:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Pamela Geller
    Let’s review the murderous consequences of Obama’s realignment with the axis of evil: Only two days before Britain’s foreign minister arrived in Tehran, Israel says an Iranian Quds Force commander embedded in Syria ordered rocket fire into Israel. Israel struck back in Syrian territory, and formally protested to the six nations that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran. As one Israeli official, Dore Gold, told Politico this week: “There’s something untenable about Iran claiming that it is in a negotiating process with the West while it reserves the right to wage war against America’s allies in the Middle East.” Since...
  • Ted Cruz invites Donald Trump to speak at anti-Iran deal rally at Capitol

    08/27/2015 11:51:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    Dallas News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a rally against the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington, according to the senator’s campaign. The rally will be held at the Capitol and sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America, according to the campaign. The date, time and exact location haven’t been finalized. Trump told reporters in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon that he and Cruz were planning an event protesting the deal in Washington. The Daily Beast previously reported that the two campaigns were mulling joint events,...
  • White House pushes for Iran filibuster

    08/27/2015 8:49:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | August 27, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere and Burgess Everett
    President Barack Obama’s almost certain to get the Iran nuclear deal — but whether he gets there by filibuster or sustained veto could make all the difference. A Democratic filibuster in the Senate would be a clear victory for the president, allowing Obama to say that for all the political noise there wasn’t enough actual opposition to the nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic to even get to a final vote.
  • National Survey (Only 8% Americans support giving Iran sanctions relief without Congress approval)

    08/27/2015 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    82% of all voters OPPOSE President Obama's plan to give $100 billion in sanctions relief within the next few months to Iran without the approval of Congress. 67% of all voters would NOT approve of a deal that does NOT allow independent inspections of Iran's military laboratories, no US monitoring of the program and no Americans or Canadians on the ground in Iran to inspect in any capacity. 64% of all voters think that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are only telling Americans what they think will help the agreement be passed by Congress. Only 19% think they are telling...
  • Iran is Buying Democrat Congress (They Already Bought Kerry, Clinton and Biden)

    08/27/2015 7:02:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Karin McQuillan
    Frontpage Magazine has published a bombshell report that has been met with total silence by the media.  Daniel Greenfield’s piece is entitled “Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes.” Our politicians bought by Iran don’t just include a list of Senators and Congressmen about to vote on the Iran Deal.  Recipients of Iran’s largess for their campaigns include President Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Both of Obama’s secretaries of state were involved in Iran Lobby cash controversies, as was his vice president and his former secretary of defense. Obama was also the beneficiary...
  • Former CIA Chief: Give Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs

    08/27/2015 5:02:16 AM PDT · by Fennie · 30 replies
    INN ^ | August 27, 2015 | By Yaakov Levi
    In an op-ed in the Washington Post, two former Obama administration officials urged for Israel to be provided with bunker-buster bombs, in order to be able to make a credible threat against Iran if that country gets too close to developing a nuclear device. Dennis Ross, a former Middle East envoy, and David Petraeus, who directed the CIA after commanding US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, wrote that the bunker-busters would be an effective "firewall" against Iranian nuclear development, especially in 15 years, when the agreement between Tehran and Western powers expires. "Now is the time for the Iranians and...
  • Tehran urges US to release 19 imprisoned Iranians

    08/27/2015 2:34:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 8/27/15
    Iran has called on the United States on Wednesday to release 19 Iranians serving in US jails on sanction-related offenses, a day after Tehran rejected reports of a prisoner swap involving detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian. “We call on American government and their judicial officials to put an end to the detention of these individuals,” said Marzieh Afkham, a foreign ministry spokeswomen Marzieh Afkham. “None of the human rights institutions, including the United Nation, have followed up on the situation of Iranian prisoners.” The statement came as Hassan Qashqavi, a deputy foreign minister, announced Tuesday that Iran has no...
  • Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

    08/26/2015 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 70 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 26,2015 | AP
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said "the Egyptian people" are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. El-Sissi's Russian visit, his second in the past three months, highlights Moscow's attempts to expand its influence in Egypt at a time when Egyptian-U.S. relations have soured in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
  • As War Closes In, Syria’s Assad Puts Emphasis on Living a Normal Life

    08/26/2015 7:29:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | RAJA ABDULRAHIM
    On the day in May when Islamic State militants raised their black flag above the ancient city of Palmyra, the Damascus Opera House featured a singer in a rumpled black suit belting out traditional Arabic ballads. Members of the audience were herded together so the half-empty auditorium appeared full on state television, and the crowd whistled, clapped and danced in the aisles for the benefit of the cameras. This week, as the extremist militants blew up a 2,000-year-old temple in Palmyra, the opera house in the capital 150 miles to the west prepared to open an art exhibit. “It is...
  • Retired generals and admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

    08/26/2015 7:22:11 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 26 , 2015 | Carol Morello
    A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security. The letter is the latest in a blizzard of missives petitioning Congress either to support or oppose the agreement with Iran, which would lift sanctions if Iran pared back its nuclear program. Letters have come from ad hoc groupings of rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms-control and nonproliferation experts — and now, retired senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House during various administrations dating to the 1980s.
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name “Abu Abdullah al-Amriki” blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters — mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans — are...
  • Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke Throws Support Behind Donald Trump

    08/25/2015 11:03:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 25, 2015 | Itay Hod
    Trump is “the best of the lot,” Duke says of GOP frontrunner GOP frontrunner Donald Trump can count on at least one die-hard fan: former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke. Self described “racial realist,” Duke, praised Trump during a recent rant during his online radio show, calling the business mogul a “good salesman.” Duke, who ran unsuccessfully for president as a Democrat in 1988 and later served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, also said he liked Trump because of “the fact that he’s come out on the immigration issue,” adding, “he’s an entrepreneur and he has a...
  • Nearly 900 US Rabbis Urge Congress to Reject Iran Deal (now approaching 1,000)

    08/26/2015 1:01:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/25/2015, 9:04 PM
    Nearly 900 American rabbis have signed a petition urging the US Congress to reject the recently-signed nuclear deal with Iran. The online petition hopes to garner 1,000 signatures by September 7 - the date Congress is set to vote on the agreement. So far 887 "ordained rabbis" from various denominations have signed. A majority vote against is almost inevitable given the Republican majority in both houses, but so too is a presidential veto, which Barack Obama has clearly said he will use in the event the deal is voted down. The challenge then for opponents of the deal is to...
  • Iran is Nuclear Now! With Weapons Development and Delivery Systems

    08/26/2015 11:14:37 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    AIM ^ | August 26, 2015 | MG Paul Vallely, US Army (Ret) and LTC Denny Haney, USAF (Ret)
    Since 1979, a cabal of nations has aided and abetted Iran in its efforts to develop a robust nuclear program under the guise of generating a nuclear energy system. This cabal is mainly comprised of Russia, China, and North Korea. Since sanctions began being placed on Iran in 1979, with more added since, Iran still had enough free reign to develop its capabilities despite the sanctions regime because of this cabal. All the moving parts are in place, the material is there, and this means they are already nuclear – “break out” is imminent now. During this period, North Korea...
  • Palestinians want to raise flag at UN headquarters

    08/26/2015 12:13:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.26.15, 08:36 | (AP, Reuters)
    The Palestinians are seeking to raise their flags at UN headquarters in New York, in a resolution proposing to allow non-member observer states—the Palestinians and the Vatican—to display their flag with the 193 member states—just in time for Pope Francis’ visit next month. Supporters of the idea hope the UN General Assembly will adopt a resolution on the flag-raising shortly before the pope arrives. They’re betting that the United States or other allies of Israel will not block the plan and risk offending the Holy See on Francis’ first US visit. But the Vatican on Tuesday asked the Palestinian UN...
  • Crazy isn’t disagreeing with Obama. Crazy is believing ANYTHING he says

    08/26/2015 9:10:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-26-15 | DrJohn
      Barack Obama has the propensity to vilify anyone who dares disagree with the emperor. Those who disagree with whatever it is Obama wants might be referred to as "racists", hostage takers, or enemies. Most recently Obama again attacked the Koch brothers personally. The pattern is consistent: If there is a motto on the exit to the Democrats’ locker-room under Coach Obama, it is this: The other guy is lying The other guy has bad motives And the other guy is the one playing nasty Obama regularly targets private citizens for invective. So, either you're with Obama or you're an...
  • This Is Nuts… US Taxpayers Will Pay Iranian Regime to Inspect Its Own Nuclear Sites (Video)

    08/26/2015 4:15:51 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit | 8/25/15 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world. US taxpayers will end up footing the bill to pay the Iranian regime to inspect their own nuclear sites. Joshua Katz: The American taxpayer has been set up to fail by this administration. I don’t think anyone had a belief that this deal with Iran was set up for success. But now we’re seeing that the United States is going to pay the lion’s share for monitoring… Stuart Varney: So our taxpayer money is actually going to go directly to the Iranians at some point. Some of it is going straight to them, right? Joshua Katz:...
  • Fake pro-Israel Democrats (One by one, they fall in line to Stand With Iran)

    08/25/2015 11:00:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Tuesday August 25, 2015 | Richard Baehr
    One by one, U.S. Senate Democrats are announcing that after much deliberation ‎‎(translated as arm twisting by President Barack Obama), they have decided to support the ‎Iran deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, despite serious misgivings. Each of the senators wants you to ‎know that they were personally wrestling with this decision for weeks, talking to ‎experts (provided by the Obama administration for the most part), reading the ‎agreement carefully, weighing and balancing risk versus reward. Each Senate ‎Democrat joining the charade of moving from indecision to decision, makes sure to add that they want to do everything to...
  • Iran nuke capitulation could trigger Constitutional crisis

    08/25/2015 11:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D.
    Should the Senate sue the president to block implementation of the Iran nuke deal, even if the legislative branch triggers a confrontation between the judicial and executive branches? The rationales for such litigation have accumulated since I first proposed this approach be studied, with the most unnerving affront to rule-of-law having emerged when, on July 28, Secretary of State Kerry did not reflexively say he would “follow the law” governing existing congressional sanctions if Congress voted to override a veto. (“I can’t begin to answer that at this point without consulting with the president and determining what the circumstances are.”)...
  • Iran in Talks with China to Build New Nuclear Sites

    08/25/2015 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2015, 9:25 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    After announcing construction on two new nuclear facilities in a southeast region on the Indian Ocean late last month, Iran continues to seek new nuclear sites after the nuclear deal that was struck last month. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) deputy chief and spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi on Tuesday revealed that his organization is currently holding negotiations with China to build several additional nuclear reactors, reports the semi-official Fars News Agency. […] The nuclear deal, which China was a partner to, stipulates that Iran will not build any new uranium enrichment facilities for a period of 15 years. While Iran’s...
  • Obama Brands Iran Deal Opponents as ‘The Crazies’

    08/25/2015 2:10:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2015, 8:38 PM | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama on Monday let loose with a condescending insult against opponents of the Iran nuclear deal he is trying to force through Congress, claiming those who are critical of the controversial agreement are “crazies.” Obama arrived in Las Vegas on Monday after a two-week vacation in the posh Martha’s Vineyard. He spent Monday evening with retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), speaking at a green energy conference hosted by Reid, and then riding with him to a fundraising event for the Democratic candidate seeking to become Reid’s successor. Obama said after his vacation he was “refreshed,...
  • Group of Christian leaders backs Iran deal: Urges Congress to “remember the wisdom of Jesus”

    08/25/2015 2:09:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2015 | By NAHAL TOOSI
    More than 50 Christian leaders have signed on to a letter urging members of Congress to “remember the wisdom of Jesus” and approve the nuclear deal with Iran, the latest in a growing lobbying push by religious groups favoring the agreement.The signatories, who represent denominations and organizations ranging from Catholic to Quaker to Pentecostal, praise the deal’s technical provisions while also arguing its merits on moral grounds.“As faith leaders from the only country that has ever used nuclear weapons in war, we have a particular responsibility to speak boldly when opportunities arise that lead to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation at...
  • Iran Deal Scorecard (29 Senators Stand With Iran - please call undecideds before it's too late!)

    08/25/2015 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    16 on the Fence 29 stand with Iran 55 stand with America
  • White House: Obama ‘flip’ in referring to ‘crazies’

    08/25/2015 12:28:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday conceded that President Obama “may have been a little too flip” in referring to some opponents as “crazies,” but denied he was specifically targeting critics of the Iran nuclear deal. “He may have been a little glib in his language,” spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters on Air Force One. But asked if the president regrets his choice of words, Schultz replied “no.” Schultz said the president was taking aim at Republicans in Congress, who are locked in a budget stalemate with Democrats that could result in a government shutdown. “If you take a step back...