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  • Obama rejects 'rubber stamp' of Israel policies

    05/21/2015 12:44:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-21-15 | MICHAEL WILNER
    President says in Atlantic interview he cares so deeply about Israel that he's motivated to criticize continued settlement activity, comments from Netanyahu. WASHINGTON -- "Political forces" in Washington seek to provide the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a rubber stamp for its policies, US President Barack Obama said this week in an interview with the Atlantic magazine. The interview, with the outlet's Jeffrey Goldberg, was published one day before the president is scheduled to address Congregation Adas Israel in Washington, where he is expected to outline his administration's plans to combat a rising tide of anti-Semitism across Europe....
  • Kerry and the Iran Surrender Caucus need to get their stories straight

    05/15/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/14/2015 - 4:02 PM EDT | JOHNATHAN GREENBERG
    One hundred and fifty members of Congress – all Democrats and, among them, most of the small group of bitterly anti-Israel lawmakers – signed a letter supporting President Obama’s diplomatic efforts vis-à-vis the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Authored by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Illinois), Lloyd Doggett (Texas), and David Price (North Carolina), the letter exemplifies the hyper-partisanship that has driven the left wing of the Democrat party on this issue even as that wing has cried “partisan extremism” at the responses from Republicans. As if trying to prove Churchill right, this Iran Surrender Caucus, whenever presented with a choice between dishonor...
  • Israeli Ambassador on Iran Deal: ‘We Cannot Roll the Dice’ on Survival of Jewish State

    05/15/2015 1:26:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 14, 2015 | Josh Siegel
    Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, snapped his fingers to signify how quickly the Jewish state could go from being strong to vulnerable in the face of a nuclear Iran. “We don’t believe the choice is war or to accept this deal,” Dermer said. “We believe the way to peacefully resolve this issue is to combine a credible, military threat of force with crippling sanctions.” “That combination has not been deployed for 10 years,” he noted. “We had sanctions on Iran for a long time, but crippling sanctions only began in 2012. And within 18 months, Iran...
  • Obama offers Gulf nations “ironclad” security cooperation

    05/14/2015 6:40:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2015 8:25 PM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama pledged America’s “ironclad commitment” to anxious Persian Gulf nations Thursday to help protect their security, pointedly mentioning the potential use of military force and offering assurances that a potential nuclear agreement with Iran would not leave them more vulnerable. At the close of a rare summit at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Obama said the U.S. would join the Gulf Cooperation Council nations “to deter and confront an external threat to any GCC state’s territorial integrity.” The U.S. pledged to bolster its security cooperation with the Gulf on counterterrorism, maritime security, cybersecurity and ballistic missile defense....
  • Netanyahu: Iran leading a campaign of 'conquest and subversion' around Israel's borders (Video)

    05/12/2015 10:00:50 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/12/2015 17:26
    PM meets with Germany defense minister visiting Israel to mark 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Netanyahu: Iran leading campaign of 'conquest and subversion' around Israel's borders Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday asserted that the threat emanating from the "imperial and theological ambitions" of Iran's "ayatollah regime" poses the greatest threat to the region. Speaking in Jerusalem with German Defense Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen, the prime minister said that Israel views Iran's quest to create an "empire" coupled with its nuclear ambitions as the greatest security challenge to the Middle East. "They are leading a...
  • Former CIA officer sentenced to 3½ years in Iran leaks case

    05/11/2015 12:08:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2015 2:55 PM EDT
    A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Jeffrey Sterling of O’Fallon, Missouri, was facing a recommended sentence of 20 years or more under federal sentencing guidelines for violations of the Espionage Act. …
  • Iran and suspension of disbelief

    05/08/2015 7:48:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Yoram Ettinger
    Obama and a Nuclear Iran in the Middle East Iran and suspension of disbelief The term “suspension of disbelief” - coined in 1817 by the philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge—refers to a willingness to suspend one’s critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; sacrificing reality, common sense, doubt and complexity on the altar of a pretend reality, convenience and oversimplification; infusing a semblance of truth into an untrue narrative. Suspension of disbelief characterized the 1977-79 President Carter policy toward Iran, energizing Ayatollah Khomeini, ignoring or underestimating his track record and his radical, supremacist and violent worldview. The betrayal of the Shah transformed...
  • New sanctions in works – against U.S. (Defense related) businesses (by our Middle Eastern Allies)

    05/06/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In an extraordinary move that could mean billions lost to the American economy, Gulf monarchs meeting Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, took a closed-door decision to potentially withhold investments from U.S. military firms if the terms of any final agreement with Iran causes significant harm to the Sunni Arab states. The meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council brought together leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. All of those countries, aside from Oman, participated in the Saudi-led strikes targeting Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen. According to a source who took part...
  • Exclusive - Britain told U.N. monitors of active Iran nuclear procurement: panel

    04/30/2015 5:23:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-30-2015 | By Louis Charbonneau
    (Reuters) - Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters. The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted to adhere to a nuclear deal due by June 30 in which it would agree to restrict sensitive nuclear work in exchange for sanctions relief. Talks between six major powers and Tehran are approaching the final stages after they hammered out a preliminary agreement on April 2, with Iran committing...
  • Corker Predicts No More Amendments to Iran Bill (Updated) (Video)

    04/30/2015 10:55:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1:19 p.m | By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 1:19 p.m. on April 30, 2015 Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Tom Cotton is insisting on simple majority votes on contentious amendments to legislation to provide congressional review of any final nuclear deal with Iran, apparently stymieing the possibility of moving forward, at least for now. The Arkansas Republican sought to line up a pair of amendments that supportive Democratic senators have said could cause them to remove support for the bill. One of those, sponsored by Cotton, would require Iran to allow inspectors full access to suspicious sites. The other, led by Florida Republican Marco Rubio, would require Tehran to recognize Israel’s right to exist. “I think some of...
  • Why is Iran deal classified, locked in Senate office?

    04/21/2015 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | By Fred Fleitz
    A Senate staff member told me yesterday there is a classified version of the nuclear framework with Iran that members of the Senate are having difficulty assessing because it has been classified secret and is locked up in the Senate security office. I was told that few Senate staffers are being allowed to read this classified version of the framework. This revelation raises several serious questions about President Obama’s desperate effort to get a nuclear deal with Iran. First, this classified version of the framework agreement must be different from the fact sheet on the framework released by the State...
  • American Jewry’s Moment of Decision

    04/18/2015 4:49:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    This week in two meetings with prominent American Jews, President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet. Either the Jews of America will rise to the challenge or they will allow Obama to marginalize them. It is their choice, and now is the time for them to decide. In the first meeting, Obama met with centrist Jewish leaders from major Jewish organizations like the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, the Anti-Defamation League and AIPAC. Major donors to these groups, like to almost every other major Jewish organization in America, are largely Democrats. According to The Washington Post, the purpose...
  • Obama Lied to Us for Years About How Close Iran Is to a Nuclear Bomb

    04/21/2015 12:51:17 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see where Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has an op-ed in the New York Times? I kid you not. The Iranian foreign minister is considered an ally by the New York Times op-ed page. You see, ladies and gentlemen, there is so much controversy over the Iranian nuclear deal that Obama's putting together that the New York Times -- hoping to facilitate things for Obama -- offers op-ed space to the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif. When you skim this thing, it looks like a regular editorial from the New York Times editors. Just like when old...
  • Iran refuses IAEA inspectors second entry to Parchin base (Video of Iran press conference)

    04/21/2015 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 8 hours ago
    Iran will not grant the International Atomic Energy Agency a second entry to the Parchin military base, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday. "Parchin is a military base," Behrouz Kamalvandi said at a news conference in Tehran. "They [the IAEA] have been raising the issue for years. It is important for their propaganda. They know we will not allow them to visit the Parchin base again, but they think raising the issue benefits the propaganda." Kamalvandi said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, while serving as Iran's chief negotiator years ago, had allowed the IAEA to enter...
  • Reporters clash with Marie Harf over Obama’s plan for Iranian sanctions relief(harf-wit)

    04/21/2015 10:07:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | Noah Rothman
    “It’s not true,” Harf said of the dispatch. She added that there had been no change in the administration’s position regarding phased sanctions relief, but she didn’t seem to realize that this assertion failed to contradict The Journal’s reporting. “They won’t get relief until they take nuclear-related steps,” the State Department spokeswoman added. “And those cannot technically, probably happen on day one.” Well, that’s reassuring.
  • Dem Rep. Schiff: Ayatollah's "Death to America" Chants "Could Be Read In A Couple Of Ways" (video)

    04/19/2015 10:57:44 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 19, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    On MSNBC's Sunday afternoon programming hosted by network anchor Alex Witt, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said "death to America" chants in Iran could be read "in a couple of ways," not necessarily in the literal sense. Schiff argued Ayatollah Khamenei's chants "really plays to the conservative crowd" in Iran. "Or, it could be of course that he really means it," Schiff also argued.
  • Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials (administration has 3 theories)

    04/18/2015 12:47:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran's support for Houthi rebels in Yemen could spark a confrontation with Saudi Arabia and plunge the region into sectarian war. Iran is sending an armada of seven to nine ships — some with weapons — toward Yemen in a potential attempt to resupply the Shia Houthi rebels, according to two U.S. defense officials. Officials fear the move could lead to a showdown with the U.S. or other members of a Saudi-led coalition, which is enforcing a naval blockade of Yemen and is conducting its fourth week of airstrikes against the Houthis. Iran sent...
  • Israel: Russian missile sale ‘direct result’ of nuclear deal

    04/13/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 12:12 PM EDT
    Israel says Russia’s decision to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran is the “direct result” of the international community’s framework nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. […] Cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz said the framework agreement helped legitimize Iran and cleared the way for Monday’s announcement by Russia. …
  • O’Malley: Republicans ‘Hate’ Obama More Than They ‘Distrust’ The Ayatollah

    04/12/2015 2:24:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    JP - Jewish Political News Updates ^ | April 11, 2015 | Jacob Kornbluh Share
    Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, a potential challenger to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries, had a word or two to say to those criticizing President Barack Obama over the framework of a nuclear deal with Iran, announced last week. “When you hate the President of the United States more than you distrust the Ayatollah then you probably shouldn’t be in the United States Senate,” O’Malley said during an interview with the Iowa Press on Saturday. He referred to the Cotton letter signed by 47 Republican Senators that was sent to Iranian leaders last month. O’Malley, who is still...
  • Why the Left Wants Iran to Get the Bomb

    04/10/2015 5:27:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 10, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why the Left Wants Iran to Get the BombPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 10, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Before Global Warming posters hung on the dingy walls of American classrooms, the atomic bomb was the original Great Bogeyman of the left. Nothing quite so demonstrated the madness of our war machine as our willingness to deploy weapons of mass destruction to stop Communism in its tracks.The self-righteous antics over nuclear weapons in literature, art, film, at protests and in papers are far too numerous to document. But you can still spot the occasional...
  • Sowell: Etiquette Versus Annihilation (0bama & Iran)

    03/30/2015 2:28:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 31, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. It doesn't matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat. It is amazing — indeed, staggering — that so few Americans are talking about what it would mean for the world's biggest sponsor of international terrorism, Iran, to have nuclear bombs, and to be developing intercontinental missiles that can deliver...
  • Walker Says He Expects to Meet With Netanyahu in Israel

    04/10/2015 7:29:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    ABC ^ | SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "absolutely" expects to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his first visit to Israel next month, the Republican said as he prepared to depart for a western European trade mission. The likely presidential candidate told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that the Netanyahu meeting in mid-May is not yet confirmed, but that it's his "hope and expectation" it will happen. A spokeswoman for Walker's political group, Our American Revival, did not immediately confirm Friday whether the meeting has been set up. Walker met with British Prime Minister David Cameron during a trade mission...
  • Desperate White House ‘Trolls’ Netanyahu on Twitter

    04/09/2015 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2015, 1:07 PM | Ari Soffer
    With its much trumpeted “framework deal” with Iran coming under increasing criticism, the White House is on the defensive. Almost immediately after it was signed late last week, the deal has come under attack for missing key details such as how and when sanctions on Iran would be lifted, while Washington and Tehran have reportedly been “irritating” each other over their competing interpretations of the deal itself. As if that wasn’t enough, in an interview Tuesday President Barack Obama made an astonishing admission, telling NPR the agreement he lauded as a “good deal” would enable Iran to easily acquire a...
  • Scott Walker: Iranians not coming to table ‘out of the good nature of their hearts’

    04/09/2015 6:12:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    "......Mr. Walker said the Iranians are not coming to the negotiating table “out of the good nature of their hearts trying to push for world peace.” “They’re coming to the table because they were being brought to their knees because of the sanctions from the United States and from our allies particularly in Europe,” he said. “And right at the time when they’re working think about this kind of negotiation. We should have been saying here’s the deal: you take it or if not we’re going to go back to our allies and push for even stronger sanctions because we...
  • Scott Walker slams back at Obama

    04/09/2015 4:19:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 9, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Possible presidential contender Scott Walker came out swinging on national television against President Obama, who had publicly suggested the Wisconsin governor was “foolish” for taking a hardline stance on nuclear negotiations with Iran. The public tiff took off when Walker simply said he would not agree to any nuclear deal with Iran that allowed the country to enrich uranium – and Obama couldn’t let the comment go. The president said Walker had adopted a “foolish approach,” and added: “Perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.” Walker, late Wednesday...
  • OBAMA’S ‘HISTORIC’ IRAN DEAL FALLS APART, AS MULLAHS REV UP HIGH-SPEED CENTRIFUGES

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

    04/08/2015 1:01:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 4/8/2015, 12:04 PM | Ari Yashar, Cynthia Blank
    Joining the outpouring of criticism against the Iranian nuclear framework deal announced last week on Tuesday were legendary former US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George P. Shultz, who warned of the implications of the deal. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, the two veteran diplomats wrote that “debate regarding technical details of the deal has thus far inhibited the soul-searching necessary regarding its deeper implications.” […] Kissinger and Shultz noted that by “mixing shrewd diplomacy with open defiance of U.N. resolutions, Iran has gradually turned the negotiation on its head. Iran’s centrifuges have multiplied from about 100...
  • Tom Cotton: Bombing Iran would take 'several days'

    04/08/2015 12:06:51 PM PDT · by balch3 · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2015 | eric bradner
    Washington (CNN)A U.S. military campaign against Iran's nuclear facilities would only take "several days" of bombing, Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday.
  • CIA Director: Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal 'Disingenuous'

    04/07/2015 10:17:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    inn ^ | 4/7/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, calling some criticism of the accord "disingenuous" and claiming Tehran had made considerable concessions. In his first public remarks since the outline agreement was announced last week, the spy agency chief said the deal would impose a litany of restrictions on Iran's nuclear work, reports AFP. "I must tell you the individuals who say this deal provides a pathway for Iran to a bomb are being wholly disingenuous, in my view, if they know the facts, understand what's required for a (nuclear) program,"...
  • Iranian, US Versions of Nuclear Deal Contradict Each Other

    04/06/2015 5:14:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 10:23 AM | Ari Yashar
    While US President Barack Obama’s administration has been so busily celebrating the framework deal sealed last Thursday with Iran over its nuclear program, official Iranian statements in Farsi appear to disprove Obama’s claims about what has or hasn’t been agreed. The New York Post outlined on Saturday the different statements about the agreement. Those statements include one by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy head Federica Mogherini, as well as an official Iranian text, a text in French, and US Secretary of State John Kerry’s summary which presents the framework as being a done deal. […] But...
  • Obama says tying Iran deal to recognition of Israel "misjudgment"

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

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

    04/05/2015 6:23:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/05/2015 | Jennifer Shutt
    President Barack Obama discussed his administration’s most recent foreign policy feat this weekend, saying the isolation of countries such as Iran does not always serve American interests.In an interview with The New York Times, Obama said the deal with Iran that would allow it to develop nuclear energy while lifting sanctions is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”“This is our best bet by far to make sure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon,” Obama said in the interview published Sunday. “What we will be doing even as we enter into this deal is sending a very clear message to the Iranians and to...
  • Corker Says He’s Just 2 to 3 Votes Shy of Overriding Obama Veto (of Iran bill)

    04/05/2015 4:14:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 4/5/2015, 9:37 PM | Gil Ronen
    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, said Sunday on Fox News that the legislation that would force Preisdent Barack Obama to bring a deal on Iran’s nuclear program before the Senate is close to achieving the support of a veto-proof majority. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sponsored by US Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), would mandate that the president submit to Congress the text of any pact with Iran, and bar the administration from suspending congressional sanctions on Iran for 60 days. …
  • Analysis: Nuclear agreement risks projecting US weakness (naw, rly?)

    04/05/2015 12:35:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 5, 2015 2:40 PM EDT | Dan Perry
    On a basic level, the framework deal between world powers and Tehran will be judged by whether it prevents an Iranian bomb, but that will take years to figure out. A more immediate issue is the projection of Western power. Supporters of the framework deal can argue that the U.S. and world powers extracted significant concessions from Iran, breaking a decade-long impasse and proving that diplomacy backed by tough sanctions can bring about positive change even in the Middle East. But if, as critics contend, the agreement ends up projecting U.S. weakness instead, that could embolden rogue states and extremists...
  • Steinitz: If We Have No Choice, We Will Attack Iran

    04/02/2015 6:07:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/2015, 1:31 PM | Cynthia Blank
    As Iran and the P5+1 world powers struggle to eke out a deal on Tehran's nuclear program in Switzerland, Israel says it will do everything possible to prevent a nuclear Iran. Speaking on public radio Thursday, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said that all options were on the table in the face of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. This, he added, includes military action. Iran has repeatedly called for Israel's destruction. Most recently on Tuesday, senior Iranian military official, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, said "Israel's destruction is non-negotiable" and that the Jewish state should be "wiped of the...
  • ISRAEL WARNS OF ‘MILITARY OPTION’ AS IRAN TALKS DRAG ON

    04/02/2015 9:01:56 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 25 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 2 Apr 2015 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    As talks over a nuclear deal with Iran continued past self-imposed deadlines, Israel’s intelligence minister has warned that the military option is on the table–and noted that Israel does not need U.S. cooperation to carry out a pre-emptive strike. According to the Times of Israel, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel Radio Thursday: “…if we have no choice we have no choice… the military option is on the table.” He reminded listeners that Israel had attacked Saddam Hussein’s Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981 without help from then-President Ronald Reagan (who actually condemned the attack).
  • ‘When it comes to security, Israel will take dramatic steps’

    04/02/2015 7:57:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies
    Israpundit ^ | 2 Apr 15 | Yoav Limor, ISRAEL HAYOM
    Head of the IDF Planning Directorate Maj. Gen. Nimrod Sheffer tells Israel Hayom that “Israel will do whatever is best for Israel” if it feels Iran threatens its existence, even if it means defying the U.S. • “Any true partner would accept that,” he says. When asked whether he could feasibly envision a situation in which Israel’s air force bombs an Iranian nuclear facility contrary to U.S. directives, Maj. Gen. Nimrod Sheffer told Israel Hayom that “since it has happened in the past, I have no reason to believe it won’t happen again.” Sheffer, the head of the Israel Defense...
  • US Surrender On Breakout Time To Bomb Leads To Nuclear Deal Breakthrough (debka)

    04/01/2015 12:20:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | March 29, 2015, 1:53 PM (IDT)
    resident Barack Obama and John Kerry promised that the nuclear deal to be signed with Iran in Switzerland this week will give the world powers a year’s warning after the Islamic Republic’s breakout up to an operational weapon. Intelligence sources disclose that, to clinch the framework deal in Lausanne, even this concession, which imperils Israel, the Gulf and the Middle East at large, was not enough. In a further surrender, the president authorized the US delegation to fall back again on the space granted the world powers for reacting to breakthrough, dropping it from a year to six or seven...
  • Netanyahu: Nuke Deal Gives "Iran's Murderous Regine A Clear Path To The Bomb"

    04/01/2015 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 1,2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday, in a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it is time for the international community to stand its ground and demand a better deal with Iran.
  • Netanyahu: How dare the world keep talking to Iran, even as it theatens to destroy Israel (video)

    04/01/2015 4:18:29 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 1, 2015, 1:35 pm
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday excoriated world powers over their dogged pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran, pointing to recent statements by officials in Tehran — notably their calls to eliminate Israel — as evidence of the Islamic Republic’s unwillingness to compromise and seek peace in the region. Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared, and I quote, ‘Israel’s destruction is nonnegotiable,'” Netanyahu said, referring to a statement by Mohammad Reza Naqd, the commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. “But evidently, giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable,” he said. “This...
  • Obama Doesn't Want to Stop Iran

    03/31/2015 1:25:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah. In the Stack of Things That Are Totally Made-up and Cannot Possibly Be True Today, there's a Washington Post poll, and do you know what it says? The vast majority of you support Obama's nuke deal with Iran. That's what it says. The vast majority of the American people are ready to go, ready to help Obama get the nuke deal done with Iran. Except they're not told the truth about what the deal is. The primary question in the poll is, "Would you support an Iranian nuclear deal which lifted sanctions on Iran for a pledge from...
  • Iran Calls for Talks on Yemen: Deputy Foreign Minister denounces Saudi Arabia, allies for airstrikes

    03/31/2015 9:24:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/31/2015 | By HAKIM ALMASMARI in San’a Yemen, and RORY JONES in Dubai
    Iran called for political talks between all parties in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday extended its campaign of airstrikes against Houthi militants in provinces across the country. Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said intervention in Yemen wouldn’t solve the country’s problems and that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies “were putting themselves in a very difficult position” by launching airstrikes. “We believe that the situation in Yemen should be resolved through political means only,” he said in a Monday interview with the Russian state-run news channel Russia Today, the first such Iranian comments since Saudi Arabia began...
  • ‘Nuclear 9/11’ victims remembered in solemn ceremony.

    03/31/2015 9:49:03 AM PDT · by HammerT · 29 replies
    n/a | Sep 11, 2017 | Anonymous
    Dateline: Sep 11, 2017 Richmond VA The remembrance service for the untold victims of the first ‘terrorist’ nuclear attack on US soil took place today. The temporary memorial set up just south of Richmond VA was the site for the solemn ceremony due to high radiation levels at the actual location of the attack. It was one year ago today that an alleged Iranian ‘suicide ship’ detonated it’s deadly cargo in the harbor of Hampton roads. The incident killed upwards of 1 Million people in an instant, while an estimated 350 thousand also died in the weeks that followed due...
  • #BREAKING: Provisional agreement on key elements of Iran deal: diplomats

    03/30/2015 6:14:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | March 30, 2015 | Staff
    #BREAKING: Provisional agreement on key elements of Iran deal: diplomats
  • Iran deal worse than Israel feared, Netanyahu says

    03/29/2015 3:51:35 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 29, 2015, 12:57 pm | Jonathan Beck
    PM warns of ‘Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis'; officials say Tehran has agreed to ship out all enriched uranium to Russia Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday against the emerging nuclear deal with Iran, as Iranian and Western officials in Lausanne, Switzerland were rushing to reach a framework agreement by an end-of-month deadline. “After the Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad axis, Iran is maneuvering from the south to take over the entire Middle East,” Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting, one of the last for his outgoing government. “The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is dangerous for mankind and must be stopped.” Netanyahu told ministers that he had spoken with...
  • PM Netanyahu at Cabinet: I just met US Senate Republican leader McConnell.

    03/29/2015 4:16:30 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    twitter.com/IsraeliPM/ ^ | 47 minutes ago | Benjamin Netanyahu
    PM Netanyahu at Cabinet: I just met US Senate Republican leader McConnell. Over the weekend I spoke with US Senate Democratic leader Reid. » I heard from both of them about strong and continuing bipartisan support for Israel and of course this is very important. » I expressed our concern over the agreement formulated with Iran in the nuclear talks, which appears to confirm all of our concerns and more» Even as meetings proceed on this dangerous agreement, Iran's proxies in Yemen are overrunning large sections of that country, » and are attempting to seize control of the strategic Bab-el-Mandeb...
  • PM Netanyahu Meets Senator McConnell (video at link)

    03/29/2015 9:19:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with with US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
  • Reporter says John Kerry answered ‘Allah willing’ – in Arabic- when asked if nuke deal would happen

    03/28/2015 10:09:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Courtesy of BizPac: Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly responded in a most unusual way to a reporter’s question Friday whether a nuclear arms deal could be reached with Iran before the March 31 deadline. “Allah willing,” Kerry replied — in Arabic, according to Laura Rozen, a reporter covering the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Washington, D.C.-based online publication, Al-Monitor. As news reached the public Friday that a deal may be forthcoming, Rozen tweeted:
  • ‘Death to America’: Obama doesn’t take the Iranian chant seriously. He should.

    03/28/2015 11:02:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2015 | Mona Charen
    Maybe I’m too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of “Death to America,” I take it personally. President Obama and Secretary Kerry apparently don’t. The chant, which became a staple of the Islamic Republic during the 1979 revolution, is not a relic of the past. Just last weekend, at a rally in Iran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was interrupted by the chant as he was denouncing American “lies” and “arrogance.” He smiled and responded, “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure.” Some in Iran have said that...