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  • White House: 'Pro-war' Cheney, Trump, Cruz are face of Iran deal opposition

    08/28/2015 2:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 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...
  • China Tests Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon of All Time

    08/23/2015 2:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 21, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    China conducted a flight test of its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this month. This week, Bill Gertz reported that earlier this month, China conducted the fourth flight test of its DF-41 road-mobile ICBM. “The DF-41, with a range of between 6,835 miles and 7,456 miles, is viewed by the Pentagon as Beijing’s most potent nuclear missile and one of several new long-range missiles in development or being deployed,” Gertz reports. He goes on to note that this is the fourth time in the past three years that China has tested the DF-41, indicating that the missile is nearing deployment....
  • Is Iran Trying to Blow Up the Nuclear Deal?

    08/20/2015 1:08:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    August 20, 2015 | Jim Hanson
    The recent and ongoing actions of the Iranian leadership could easily lead you to believe they don’t want the U.S. Congress to approve the nuclear deal. It may seem counterintuitive, but there are a number of plausible reasons this might make sense to the Iranians. First, the Iranians attained almost every concession they wanted in negotiations such as removing sanctions and a clear path to removal of the embargo on conventional weapons and even ballistic missiles when the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was approved by the United Nations Security Council. The line at the Iranian Minister of Commerce’s...
  • U.S. Planned to Drop 12 Atomic Bombs on Japan

    08/15/2015 11:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 14, 2015 | Don Hale
    A week after Nagasaki, Tokyo had still not surrendered. A third weapon was already on its way and a dozen were to follow.LONDON — American military archives reveal that if the Japanese had not surrendered on August 15, 1945, they would have been hit by a third and potentially more powerful atomic bomb just a few days later and then, eventually, an additional barrage of up to 12 further nuclear attacks. Documents highlighted during commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima on August 6, and Nagasaki on August 9, which forced the end of World War...
  • N. Korea threatens imminent strikes against South, warns US

    08/14/2015 7:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea's military on Saturday warned of imminent strikes on South Korean border units and issued fresh nuclear weapons threats against the United States in response to what it called "grave" provocations from both. The warnings came amid escalating military tensions on the Korean peninsula following a landmine attack South Korea blamed on the North and ahead of a major South Korea-US joint military exercise condemned by Pyongyang. After the mine blasts which maimed two South Korean soldiers on border patrol, Seoul recently resumed high-decibel propaganda broadcasts across the heavily-militarised frontier, using batteries of loudspeakers that had...
  • US President Obama slams pro-Israeli AIPAC over Iran nuke deal

    08/10/2015 2:51:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Istanbul Daily Sabah ^ | August 10, 2015 | Emre Basaran
    First time in US history, an American president dares to oppose the pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC. The crisis deepening day by day upon the Iran nuke deal between the US and its biggest ally in the Middle East, Israel.U.S. President Barack Obama gave a strong message to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the pro-Israel group that has been strongly opposing the Iran nuclear deal, in his meeting this week at the White House with the two executives of AIPAC. President Obama invited two directors of AIPAC to the White House this week and gave strong messages regarding AIPAC's cold...
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • Obama v. Bibi -- Fight to the Finish (Barf?)

    08/07/2015 7:13:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    In his desperation to sink the Iran nuclear deal, Bibi Netanyahu is taking a hellish gamble. Israel depends upon the United States for $3 billion a year in military aid and diplomatic cover in forums where she is often treated like a pariah state. Israel has also been the beneficiary of almost all the U.S. vetoes in the Security Council. America is indispensable to Israel. The reverse is not true. Yet, without telling the White House, Bibi had his U.S. ambassador arrange for him to address a joint session of Congress in March -- to rip up the president's Iran...
  • Thank God for the Atom Bomb

    08/06/2015 9:10:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 24, 2012 | Libby Sternberg, Novelist
    The title of this short piece is actually the title of an essay by Paul Fussell, the writer, literary and cultural critic who just passed away at the age of 88. His New York Times obituary notes his “withering scorn for the romanticization of war,” which was due, in part, to his own experience of battle in World War II as an infantryman wounded in southeastern France. His most well-known book is probably The Great War and Modern Memory (about World War I), of which Steven Hayward at Power Line says: Fussell managed the extraordinary feat of weaving together a...
  • When you KNOW something is wrong with the Iran nuke deal (or anything in general)

    08/03/2015 11:11:30 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-3-15 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it, this is referring to the video of Hollywood endorsing the Iran deal.
  • Does Iran Already Have Nuclear Weapons?

    07/31/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2015 | Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    What happens to the Iran nuclear deal if Iran already has a nuclear weapon? Both Iran and North Korea were part of the A.Q. Kahn proliferation network, and bilateral trade in oil and weapons has continued despite UN resolutions designed to stop it. Ballistic missile cooperation is documented, and nuclear cooperation has been an unspoken theme in Washington. Pyongyang helped Damascus, Iran’s ally, build a secret reactor. There are reports that North Korean experts visited Iran in May to help Iran with its missile program. Pressed by reporters on the subject of North Korea-Iran nuclear cooperation a few weeks ago,...
  • Khamenei aims to ensure Iran deal won’t lead to regime change

    07/23/2015 3:39:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 22, 2015 | Raphael Ahren, diplomatic correspondent
    If world powers are hoping the influx of Western money and ideals will boost and even ultimately empower reformists, they’ve likely miscalculated.Trying to sell the nuclear deal with Iran, leaders from the six world powers that negotiated the deal have talked a lot about its ostensible virtues. But they all have painstakingly avoided talking about one aspect that could be key to the agreement’s ultimate success: regime change. That nobody’s openly talking about it doesn’t mean they’re not secretly thinking about it. Indeed, the hope that this deal will transform Iran might have significantly bolstered the West’s confidence in the...
  • 1938 and 2015: Only the Names Are Different

    07/21/2015 5:28:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright, so painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence. Why? Because once people acknowledge evil's existence, they know they have to confront it. And most people prefer not to confront evil. That is what led to World War II. Many in the West denied the darkness of Nazism. They looked the other way when that evil could have been stopped and then appeased it as it became stronger. We are reliving 1938. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain went to...
  • Donald Trump In 2007: We Have To Strike Iran

    07/20/2015 10:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump once said that he thinks America must strike Iran, preferably through the air. “You know, the one thing I sort of liked was what they were saying about Iran,” Trump said on MSNBC on January 12, 2007, in response to a speech President Bush gave that day on the latest developments in the war in Iraq. “I believe you have to go in and strike Iran — not with soldiers,” Trump said. “You know, it’s not a world of soldiers anymore. It’s a world of air. It’s a world of different kinds of, you know,...
  • The Truth Will Out

    07/20/2015 6:44:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    "The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light...." --Sophocles Call it a footnote to history. It's 46 pages long, but till now it's been kept under wraps: the testimony of David Greenglass before a grand jury some six decades ago on August 7, 1950. It doesn't contain any surprises. It's been known for some time that his testimony against his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, was false. A frame-up. He admitted it in a newspaper interview before he died, and explained why he'd ratted on her: to save his own skin. She...
  • Why Obama Gave Technology To Iran

    07/19/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    What everybody already knows: Iran wants a nuclear weapon. Whether it’s to utilize for themselves, or to monetize to the open market of global bad actors Iran is heavily invested in getting the bomb. What many did not know: Our goal going into the multi-lateral talks with Iran was clear, end Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuit. Our end result walking away from the talks was equally clear—the United States leading the way—gave Iran permission to get the nuclear bomb (the very thing we were attempting to keep them from getting.) What many now think: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons has been...
  • The Age of Nuclear Chaos

    07/18/2015 5:06:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    On Tuesday, we moved into a new nuclear age. In the old nuclear age, the US-led West had a system for preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It had three components: sanctions, deterrence and military force. In recent years we have witnessed the successful deployment of all three. In the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War, the UN Security Council imposed a harsh sanctions regime on Iraq. One of its purposes was to prevent Iraq from developing nuclear weapons. After the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, we learned that the sanctions had been successful. Saddam largely abandoned his nuclear...
  • Choosing Dishonor

    07/17/2015 8:27:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    The president has said that the United States will be safer because of the nuclear deal his administration and five other nations fashioned with Iran. "Without a deal, we risk even more war in the Middle East," he said in an hour-long press conference on Wednesday. It was an unfortunate historical reminder, one the president would rather we all ignore. In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed a four-party pact with Adolf Hitler allowing Nazi Germany to seize a portion of Czechoslovakia. Chamberlain returned from the Munich Conference, claiming "peace with honor. I believe it is peace for...
  • Time For A Principled Policy On Iran

    06/29/2015 8:04:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Almost 30 years ago, when the US was negotiating with the Soviet Union about intermediate-range nuclear weapons, President Ronald Reagan was told that the Russians like to talk in proverbs. A writer on Russia taught him the proverb “doveryain no proveryai,” which means trust but verify. It was a phrase Reagan would use many times in his dealings with Mikhail Gorbachev – and one that seems particular wise now. As I’m writing this, the US and five other nations (the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) are engaged in nuclear talks with another adversary, Iran (towards a...
  • Rouhani: Final nuclear deal ‘within reach’

    06/13/2015 8:46:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13, 2015 10:24 AM EDT
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says a final nuclear deal is “within reach” as Iran and world powers face a June 30 deadline for an agreement. […] Rouhani indicated that Iran will allow inspections of its nuclear facilities, but said the Islamic republic won’t allow its “secrets” to be jeopardized under the cover of international inspections. …
  • Report: Clinton Foundation received money to ease Iran sanctions

    06/06/2015 1:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | June 6, 2015 | Staff
    The Clinton Foundation’s Swedish organization raised $26 million while the Scandinavian country’s government was lobbying U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to not impose further sanctions on Iran. The Swedish business dealings with the Islamic republic were at risk from the possible new sanctions according to the Washington Times. The William J. Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftelse had never been screened by the State Department ethics officials despite an agreement implemented in 2009 when Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State. The agreement was intended to implement a transparent review system of her husband, Bill Clinton’s, fundraising and public speaking activities. The review...
  • India ‘afraid’ Islamic State may get access to Pakistan’s nuclear arms

    05/30/2015 7:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | May 30, 2015 | Staff
    Indian Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh struck an alarmist tone on Saturday, saying India is concerned that extremist groups such as Islamic State may get their hands on nuclear arms from Pakistan. “With the rise of ISIS in West Asia, one is afraid to an extent that perhaps they might get access to a nuclear arsenal from states like Pakistan,” Singh said on Saturday on the sidelines of the Shangri-La regional security conference in Singapore, Bloomberg reported. Singh went on to add that if Pakistan develops technology that enables its submarines to carry nuclear warheads, “it would...
  • ISIS Claim: “We Could Nuke United States Within A Year”

    05/24/2015 2:00:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    HNGN ^ | May 24, 2015 | Som Patidar
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has threatened the world claiming they are very close to acquiring a nuclear bomb from Pakistan to use in attacking the United States. They have threatened to smuggle it through the United State's porous southern border.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has threatened the world claiming they are very close to acquiring a nuclear bomb from Pakistan to use in attacking the United States. The claim was made in an article entitled "The Perfect Storm" which was published in the Islamic State's English language propaganda magazine Dabiq; it was penned...
  • North Korea says it can miniaturize nuclear weapons

    05/20/2015 7:39:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/20/2015 | Jethro Mullen
    North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step toward building nuclear missiles. Analysts and U.S. officials have said previously that they suspected Kim Jong Un's regime was working toward accomplishing the technical feat, which is needed to fit a nuclear device on the tip of a ballistic missile. But on Wednesday, the official U.S. response was skepticism. "Our assessment of North Korea's nuclear capabilities has not changed," National Security Council spokesman Patrick Ventrell said in a statement. "We do not think that they have that capacity." "However, they are working on developing...
  • Obama Achieves the Impossible: He’s United Israel and Saudi Arabia

    05/19/2015 9:46:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 19, 2015 | Kalman Sporn
    From Left to Right: Mati Weiderpass, Ted Cruz, Kalman Sporn and Heidi Cruz at a literal fireside chat in Mr. Weiderpass’ apartment.The organizer of the controversial 'Ted Cruz fireside chat' on strange alliances and misguided boycotts.A nuclear-armed Tehran presents an urgent threat to freedom. Opposing the Iran deal are two unlikely allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel. And it’s just the latest sign of a thaw in a relationship that proves the wisdom of the old Sanskrit proverb, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Saudi Arabia officially dropped the Arab boycott against Israel in 2005 as a condition of...
  • Former Pentagon Official: U.S. Subsidizing Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Buildup

    05/12/2015 7:55:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sierra Rayne
    Energy Department plans to spend more than $60 million in Russia for nuclear security activities at the same time U.S. and European Union sanctions are punishing Moscow for aggression against Ukraine In an interview with Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman revealed that the United States is, in effect, subsidizing Russia’s increasing nuclear weapons capacity—weapons that could be used against the U.S. in any major war with the West Gertz’s report describes how the “Energy Department plans to spend more than $60 million in Russia for nuclear security activities at...
  • Serious, or More Serious. Take your pick, as Senator Corker (R) betrays Americans

    05/09/2015 10:09:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/9/15 | Ed Wood
    If you are watching the news, or were listening to Mark Levin’s rant last evening, the subject du jour is the Senate passage 96-1 of the Corker-Cardin bill. Yes, that is Tennessee’s own Republican Senator Corker, who obviously has his political eye set on a future in the White House. The bill is advertised by Republican leadership as a great victory giving Congress 30 days to review the President’s secret nuclear treaty negotiations with Iran before enactment. Under present law, the President cannot execute a treaty with a foreign nation unless it has the approval of 2/3 of the Senate....
  • Billionaire Soros blasts Bush, calls on President to honor world opinion

    02/27/2003 9:44:22 PM PST · by Willie Green · 44 replies · 335+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Friday, February 28, 2003 | Len Boselovic
    <p>Billionaire capitalist George Soros, whose shrewd speculation conquered world markets, delivered a scathing denunciation of Bush administration policies yesterday, accusing the White House of shirking its responsibility as the world's only superpower.</p> <p>In a speech before 500 at Carnegie Mellon University, Soros said the Bush administration had a "visceral aversion to international cooperation," which is why it is willing to ignore world opinion in its rush to wage war with Iraq.</p>
  • The Fallout of a Bad Deal with Iran

    05/02/2015 1:12:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    Ever since 9/11, whenever Americans seem especially polarized over a controversial issue, you’ll hear pundits recall how united we’d became in the aftermath of that vicious attack. Why, they ask, can’t we be like that again?A big part of the reason, frankly, is a lack of leadership at the top level. The tone set by President Obama and his team as they deal with world affairs hardly inspires confidence, either at home or abroad. And left unchecked, their lack of true resolve can lead to some very serious repercussions.Take our situation with Iran. Some of The Heritage Foundation’s top experts...
  • Israel Will Attack Iran Soon

    04/28/2015 9:51:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/15 | Al Caruba
    Netanyahu has achieved close coordination with the most important Arab leaders that include Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates The Israelis will destroy several Iranian nuclear facilities and my educated guess is that they will do so before the end of this year. Israel has no margin of error when it comes to nuclear reactors in nations that threaten its existence. While President Obama does everything in his power to enable Iran to create its own nuclear weapons, it is a good idea to recall that in June 1981 the Israelis destroyed a reactor in Iraq. It...
  • Dem proposes nuclear disarmament

    04/26/2015 4:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | April 24, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) thinks Iran shouldn't be the only country to dismantle its nuclear program. Norton introduced a bill this week that would require the U.S. to negotiate an international accord to disable its nuclear weapons program by 2020. The funds used for maintaining nuclear weapons would be instead directed toward such domestic programs as Social Security, housing assistance and environmental protection. The D.C. delegate has introduced the bill in every session of Congress since 1994 and unveiled it again this year to coincide with Earth Day. "As the United States seeks to eliminate the nuclear threat from...
  • The truth about ‘America’s project’

    04/20/2015 10:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Eyad Abu Shakra
    With every day that passes, Operation Decisive Storm proves just how necessary, and hence, justifiable it is. The conspirators inside Yemen have made huge investments over the past few years in funding sectarian infrastructures, organizations, logistics, as well as tribal and interest-based relations woven with ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s “family-run militia.” The militia that has fought under his banner defends his interests and the interests of those he chooses to befriend today, only to turn on them tomorrow. These investments have been huge and long term. The investors are now well known and for a time this looked like nothing...
  • Daily Kickoff: Cruz woos Orthodox Jews | Rubio woos Indian Creek Jews | Holocaust Remembrance Day

    04/16/2015 12:11:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    IRAN BILL BATTLE: "Congress’s Role in Iran Nuclear Deal Shows Limits of Obama’s Power" by Peter Baker: "In his assertions of executive power to advance his agenda in an era of gridlock, President Obama has been largely on offense. But his latest battle with Congress not only left him on defense, it actually broke the gridlock. Against him. Mr. Obama’s abrupt decision to sign a compromise version of legislation on Iran that he had previously vowed to veto was a bruising retreat in his larger campaign to act without Congress’s getting in his way. In this case, partisanship gave way...
  • Ron Paul makes trouble for Rand Paul over Iranian nuclear weapons

    04/12/2015 11:42:45 AM PDT · by Marcus · 11 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | April12, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Sen. Rand Paul’s campaign for the presidency is not more than a few days old and already his mercurial father, former Rep. Ron Paul, himself a former presidential candidate, is starting to make trouble for his son. According to a Saturday story in the Houston Chronicle, the elder Paul called the famous letter that 47 Republican senators, including the younger Paul, sent to the Iranian mullahs “a joke.” The letter informed the Iranian leadership that any agreement that they reached with President Obama concerning Iran’s nuclear bomb program would not outlast the Obama presidency lacking congressional ratification.
  • Thinking the unthinkable about Obama's Middle East Policy

    04/11/2015 1:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2015 | Lee DeCovnick
    I am not generally given to doomsday fantasies, but I'm starting to get unnerved by where I see President Obama’s Middle East diplomacy taking us. Now that Israel’s Prime Minster Bibi Netanyahu has been re-elected, with Obama’s knife is still firmly lodged in his back, we can reasonably expect the long anticipated Middle East regional wars to become a no-holds-barred slugfest. Just to recap, we have the Saudis already bombing the hell out of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Egyptians are bombing ISIS jihadists in Libya who slaughtered Coptic Christians. There are credible reports of Iranian troops massing...
  • Obama Is NoNeville Chamberlain

    04/08/2015 6:56:43 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2015 | Jeff Lipkes
    "Let’s retire Neville Chamberlain’s umbrella. It’s become a pretty threadbare symbol over the years." "Like Andreas Lubitz, the president knows what he’s doing. He does not believe that the Iranians, the world’s third greatest oil exporters, are interested in generating nuclear energy. He does not believe that the mullahs will fail to cheat on any agreement, or fail to use the revenue flowing in with the lifting of sanctions to fund global terrorism. He does not believe that there will be much will to reimpose sanctions on the part of countries profiting from trade with Iran."
  • Obama’s long-held dream of nuclear disarmament

    04/08/2015 5:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 8, 2015 | Neo-neocon
    Obama the undergrad Remember this? It’s one of the few papers that Obama wrote while in college or law school that is still available, a 1983 article that appeared in the Columbia campus paper. The article is mostly straight reportage and quotes about the Nuclear Freeze Movement, featuring organizations called “Arms Race Alternatives” (ARA) and “Students Against Militarism” (SAM). But Obama reveals his own attitude in a few comments such as, “Generally, the narrow focus of the Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue adding to their...
  • Obama's Iran Understanding: The Verifiable Facts

    04/08/2015 2:37:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Austin Bay
    resident Barack Obama initially touted his "historic understanding" with Iran as a transformational diplomatic step toward Middle East peace. Two days or so later, the White House called the "understanding" a "preliminary deal. " Words matter, or at least they should when the "understanding" allegedly affects a theocratic dictatorship's ability to obtain and use nuclear weapons. Both words imply a degree of agreement between parties. Regrettably, the Iranian government quickly disputed the Obama administration's claims that Tehran had made significant concessions. To say that this obvious Iranian disagreement with Obama bodes ill for the "historic understanding" is an understatement. Comparison...
  • White House: Iran sales pitch 'has only just begun'

    04/07/2015 2:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday expressed confidence it could win over enough Democrats in Congress to stymie an effort to allow lawmakers to approve any nuclear deal with Iran. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will likely become the next Senate Democratic leader, dealt a blow to the White House on Monday when he reiterated support for congressional review of an Iran deal. The White House believes Congress should not have the final say on an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Officials are making a full-court press to convince Democrats to give negotiators at least until the June 30...
  • Sowell: The Iran 'Agreement' Charade (Great article)

    04/06/2015 11:47:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 7, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    By abandoning virtually all its demands for serious restrictions on Iran's nuclear bomb program, the Obama administration has apparently achieved the semblance of a preliminary introduction to the beginning of a tentative framework for a possible hope of an eventual agreement with Iran. But even this hazy "achievement" may vanish like a mirage. It takes two to agree — and Iran has already publicly disputed and even mocked what President Obama says is the nature of that framework. Had Iran wholeheartedly agreed with everything the Obama administration said, that agreement would still have been worthless, since Iran has already blocked...
  • Congress Should OK Any Iran Nuke Deal, Americans Say

    04/02/2015 4:00:07 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/02/2015 | Ed Carson
    The U.S. and other global powers announced that they've set the "parameters" of a nuclear deal with Iran. But Americans don't trust Tehran, with a bipartisan majority saying that Congress should have to approve any agreement, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll.
  • 'The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States'

    04/01/2015 6:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jason Silverstein
    Konstantin Sivkov has previously spoken about expecting to see American society "decay" and has elaborate plans for how that could happen.What would happen if the Russians tried to launch nuclear bombs onto American soil, aiming to trigger a giant tsunami or the eruption of a supervolcano? That was precisely the plan one Russian military analyst laid out to combat the West, and it's fit for a Superman comic book or an Eisnehower-era James Bond caper. "The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States — a country just disappears," Konstantin Sivkov, director of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems in Moscow,...
  • Instead of 'Ridding World' of Nukes -As Pledged- Obama's Walked Us Into a Complex Arms Race

    03/27/2015 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember back in the Spring of '09, when a fresh-faced 'historic president' Obama told a cheering crowd one sunny day at Prague Castle that he'll work towards a world 'free of nuclear weapons'? In retrospect, it seems he meant a world just free of American nuclear weapons- as he's been slashing all our capabilities, development programs, and even defensive missile shields to appease enemies -primarily Russia- in order to free up more money for solar panels and food stamps. The Norks sure didn't get the memo... nor the Russians, or anybody else- as they've been building and testing whatever-they-damnwell-please the whole time....
  • Our Supreme Leader is a Supreme Fool

    03/21/2015 8:46:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 20, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    I know that Barack Obama fancies himself a grand strategist the likes of which the world has never seen. (Okay, that may be true, but not in the way he thinks.) In an important essay last month at Mosaic, Michael Doran drew a revealing portrait of “Obama’s secret Iran agenda” that cast light on dark corners. If you want to understand Obama’s strategery, Doran’s essay is the place to go. Today Steve Hayes adds a timely update in his Weekly Standard editorial “Obama’s Iran agenda.” Whatever the sophisticated thinking behind it, Obama’s strategy looks like appeasement. It certainly has a...
  • Staying KKKlassy! Ted Cruz Compares Obama to Neville Chamberlain and Iran to Nazi Germany

    03/14/2015 6:57:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The UK Progressive ^ | March 14, 2015 | Staff
    Slate reports on the King of Insanity in the Senate… After Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz held court for a glut of reporters in Statuary Hall, and his response to the Israeli prime minister’s message was unequivocal: The current situation with Iran, Cruz said, is just like the run-up to World War II. “The deal being negotiated today is reminiscent of Munich in 1938,” the slow-talking Texan said, referring to the Munich Agreement that let Nazi Germany annex part of Czechoslovakia. “And when the administration comes back to America and promises peace in our time, we shouldn’t believe...
  • GOP Goes Ballistic Over Plan to Take The Iran Nuke Deal to the U.N.

    03/12/2015 7:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 12, 2015 | Tim Mak
    The latest move in the nuclear negotiations with Iran could be to take them to the United Nations. And that will trigger a Republican hatefest for the ages.The Obama administration hinted Thursday that it may take elements of an Iranian nuclear deal to the United Nations -- while bypassing Congress for now. And that possibility has turned an already ugly political fight over the negotiations even nastier. In one scenario floated this week, the White House would not immediately put aspects of an Iran deal up for a vote in Congress. Instead, the Obama administration would take aspects of the...
  • New theory: Republican letter to Iran might not have been treasonous but it was certainly racist

    03/12/2015 4:43:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 12, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A fine example of “MacGuffinization” by the left, as Sally Kohn reduces a high-stakes struggle between Obama and the GOP over separation of powers and the future of detente with Iran to white guys from the other party not respecting a black man enough. I don’t mean to minimize the charge, though. In the liberal hierarchy of offenses, racism ranks much higher than treason. Taken as a whole, this list suggests a troubling pattern of profound disrespect for the President. But more than this, it seems to reflect an anti-Obama fever that has gripped the Republican Party — one that...
  • Kerry tells Republicans: you cannot modify Iran-U.S. nuclear deal

    03/11/2015 2:26:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Lesley Wroughton
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Republicans who control Congress on Wednesday they would not be able to modify any nuclear agreement struck between the United States and Iran. Kerry said he responded with "utter disbelief" to an open letter to Iran on Monday signed only by Republican senators that said any deal would only last as long as U.S. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, remains in office. "When it says that Congress could actually modify the terms of an agreement at any time is flat wrong," Kerry, who has been negotiating a deal to rein in Iran's...
  • A Leader and a Speech We Can All Appreciate

    03/11/2015 5:44:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed great leadership when delivering his speech to a joint session of Congress regarding America's potential nuclear deal with Iran. History and our past relations with Netanyahu indicate that the prime minister has earned some trust, and no matter what side of the aisle we stand on, we must stand with Israel. Last December, I had the magnificent opportunity to travel to Israel and visit many historical sites of spiritual importance. After speaking with many Israeli citizens and witnessing firsthand the beauty of a nation with so much pride, I could not help but think...
  • Senators Are Right on Iran: Put not your faith in Presidents—unless you get a Congressional say-so

    03/10/2015 4:11:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 9, 2015 | Walter Russell Mead & Nicholas M. Gallagher
    Forty-seven Republican Senators sent an open letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran warning him that a nuclear deal with President Obama will not survive his term in office. The letter is likely to set off a fight between the branches over the most contentious foreign policy debate of the day. Writing in Bloomberg View, Josh Rogin reports: Organized by freshman Senator Tom Cotton and signed by the chamber’s entire party leadership as well as potential 2016 presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, the letter is meant not just to discourage the Iranian regime from signing a...