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  • Bolton: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate

    06/17/2019 9:48:12 AM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 17, 2019 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Bolton: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate Iran standoff 'very precarious situation' amid new covert attacks on tankers BY: Bill Gertz June 17, 2019 5:00 am White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said the United States is willing to talk to Iranian leaders to ease tensions but also is set for retaliatory action against Iranian military provocations. Bolton revealed in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that intelligence reports over the past month warned of covert attacks in the Middle East and South Asia by Iranian proxies, including the Quds Force, Iranian intelligence operatives,...
  • Netanyahu inaugurates Trump Heights, Israel's newest town on the Golan Heights

    06/17/2019 7:18:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/17/2019 | Ruth Eglash
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his first steps Sunday to express his gratitude to President Trump, unveiling, at a specially convened cabinet meeting, a plaque marking the spot where Israel’s newest town — Trump Heights — will sit. Eventually. The new community is located on the occupied Golan Heights, which — in a highly controversial move that upended decades of U.S. foreign policy — Trump recognized as being part of sovereign Israel last March. The establishment of Trump Heights — Ramat Trump in Hebrew — is another sign of the flourishing political relationship between the Israeli and American leaders,...
  • Tanker crew were detained by Iran after first being rescued by another vessel: US officials

    06/14/2019 9:49:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2019 | Lucas Tomlinson, Chris Irvine
    U.S. officials have told Fox News that the crew of one of the two stricken oil tankers damaged outside the Persian Gulf were detained by the Iranians Thursday after first being rescued by another merchant vessel. The crew of the Front Altair was first rescued by the Hyundai Dubai, according to U.S. officials, but Iranian gunboats quickly surrounded the ship and demanded the crew be turned over. The captain ultimately relented and ordered his crew to surrender. The 23 crew members are now being held in Iran. It’s not immediately clear what the next steps are. Pictures and footage from...
  • Jim Hanson: Iran’s aggression may force Trump to launch military attack

    06/14/2019 7:43:19 AM PDT · by rintintin · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun14 2019 | Jim Hanson
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was right to call the world’s attention Thursday to Iran’s unprovoked attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the day. Pompeo said the U.S. holds Iran responsible for this dangerous aggression – a clear warning to the mullahs who rule the Islamic Republic that the U.S. will ensure they face consequences. It would be irresponsible for the Trump administration to turn a blind eye to what Pompeo called Iran’s “blatant assault.”
  • Trump Says Iran Nuclear Deal Possible as Sanctions Bite

    05/27/2019 12:34:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    newmax ^ | May 27, 2019 | Thomson/Reuters
    President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East. "I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal, and I think that's very smart of them, and I think that's a possibility to happen," Trump said during a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. "It has a chance to be a great country with the same leadership," Trump said. "We aren't looking for regime change -- I just...
  • Trump has ‘trumped’ the Islamic Mafia

    05/28/2019 4:53:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 22, 2019 | Mike Evans
    The gathering will take place on June 25-26 and will be attended by several Gulf Arab States as well as Arab partners for peace all over the region. By Mike Evans Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump hold up the signed document acknowledging Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, on March 25, 2019. (photo credit: AMOS BEN-GERSHOM/GPO) The Trump administration announced on Sunday the first stages of the peace plan roll-out, confirming that it will host a workshop in Bahrain in late June to focus on more direct economic investments of the West Bank and Gaza. The...
  • Neo-Cons Beat the Drums Against Iran War

    05/22/2019 5:26:11 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 22, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Neo-Cons Beat the Drums Against Iran War The false meme behind the attacks on John Bolton. May 22, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 17 FrontPage Comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When archeologists dig through blue state landfills, and reach the strata of the Bush years, they’ll find copies of Dude, Where’s My Country, Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief, and a million newspapers accusing the “neocons” of “beating the drums of war”. Unlike Michael Moore and Radiohead, there’s still a drumbeat of...
  • Lincoln Strike Group and Kearsarge ARG Exercise Together Outside Persian Gulf

    05/21/2019 12:12:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 20, 2019 2:18 PM | Megan Eckstein
    Lincoln Strike Group and Kearsarge ARG Exercise Together Outside Persian Gulf By: Megan Eckstein May 20, 2019 2:18 PM The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) conduct joint operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations on May 17, 2019, in the Arabian Sea. The ABECSG and KSGARG, with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, are prepared to respond to contingencies and to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region. US Navy photo. As tensions between the United States and Iran continue to rise and fall, a Navy carrier strike group and amphibious...
  • Gen. Petraeus DESTROYS ABC Fear Mongering, Trump Not for War With Iran

    05/21/2019 11:39:43 AM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Gen. Petraeus DESTROYS ABC Fear Mongering, Trump Not for War With Iran By Nicholas Fondacaro | May 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT Despite warnings from the Trump administration about an imminent attack by Iran or its proxies against American allies and forces, and the attack against oil tankers that followed, the liberal media has been claiming the threat from Iran was being overblown by an administration itching for a war. But, during an interview with ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz for This Week, former Army General David Petraeus pushed back and dismantled their fear mongering. On Wednesday, Raddatz...
  • Iran Can't Pay Islamic Terrorists After Trump's Sanctions

    05/20/2019 10:50:07 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Front Page ^ | May 19, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Under Obama, Americans were struggling to find work while he illegally shipped billions of dollars in taxpayer money to the Islamic terrorists of Iran. Under Trump, the terrorists are losing their jobs while Americans are gaining them. Since President Trump introduced sweeping new restrictions on trade with Iran last year, raising tensions with Tehran that reached a crescendo in recent days, Iran’s ability to finance allies such as Hezbollah has been curtailed. Hezbollah, the best funded and most senior of Tehran’s proxies, has seen a sharp fall in its revenue and is being forced to make draconian cuts to its...
  • Trump: Fighting the US Will Be 'Official End of Iran' In-Depth Coverage

    05/20/2019 8:04:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    VOA News ^ | May 19, 2019
    Trump: Fighting the US Will Be 'Official End of Iran' In-Depth Coverage By VOA News May 19, 2019 President Donald Trump has given a strong warning to Iran, threatening its destruction if it attacks the United States or U.S. interests. "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran," Trump tweeted Sunday. "Never threaten the United States again!" Just three days earlier, Trump appeared to be backing away from his apparently hawkish stance against Iran, saying he would be willing to talk with Tehran. When asked by a reporter at the White House if the U.S....
  • Britain tells Iran: Do not provoke the United States or Trump will retaliate

    05/20/2019 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    Yahoo Noose ^ | May 20, 2019 | Rooters
    Britain told Iran on Monday not to underestimate the resolve of the United States, warning that if American interests were attacked then the administration of President Donald Trump would retaliate.
  • Saudi Arabia 'Shoots Down Ballistic Missiles Near Mecca'

    05/20/2019 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Strategy · 25 replies
    The New Arab ^ | May 20, 2019
    Saudi Arabia has shot down two ballistic missiles over the cities of Taif and Jeddah, east and west of Mecca respectively, which it blamed on Yemen's Houthi movement. Saudi air defences shot down a ballistic missile over the city of Taif, 65 kilometres east of Mecca, in the early hours of Monday morning. Another missile was launched at the port city of Jeddah, on the other side of Mecca, according to Saudi-owned news channel Alarabiya.
  • Who Wants This War With Iran?

    05/17/2019 3:29:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies ^ | May 17, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea. "There won't be any war. ... We don't seek a war, and (the Americans) don't either. They know it's not in their interests." The ayatollah's analysis -- a war is in neither nation's interest -- is correct. Consider the consequences of a war with the United States for his own country. Iran's hundreds of swift boats and handful of submarines would be sunk. Its ports would be mined or blockaded. Oil exports and oil revenue would halt....
  • Trump Tweet concerning Iran

    05/17/2019 9:51:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/17/20129 | Donald Trump
    The Fake News Media is hurting our Country with its fraudulent and highly inaccurate coverage of Iran. It is scattershot, poorly sourced (made up), and DANGEROUS. At least Iran doesn’t know what to think, which at this point may very well be a good thing! 9:44 AM · May 17, 2019
  • Air Force Has Deployed 20 Missiles That Could Fry The Military Electronics Of North Korea Or Iran

    05/17/2019 8:07:44 AM PDT · by Strategy · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2019 | By Ronald Kessler
    The U.S. Air Force has deployed at least 20 missiles that could zap the military electronics of North Korea or Iran with high-power microwaves, rendering their military capabilities virtually useless without causing any fatalities, has learned exclusively. Known as the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), the missiles were built by Boeing's Phantom Works for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and tested successfully in 2012. They have not been operational until now. The microwave weapons are fitted into an air-launched cruise missile and delivered from B-52 bombers. With a range of 700 miles, they can fly...
  • State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Iraq posts

    05/15/2019 2:50:23 AM PDT · by blueplum · 50 replies
    NBC news via MSN ^ | 15 May 2019 | Phil Helsel
    The U.S. State Department has ordered "non-emergency U.S. government employees" to leave its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil. "The U.S. government's ability to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq is extremely limited," the department said in statement early Wednesday. It has also warned citizens about traveling to Iraq. The U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Sunday tweeted that it was advising "all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in Iraq and the requirement to remain vigilant."
  • U.S. warns merchant ships of possible Iranian attacks in Middle East

    05/10/2019 8:35:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2019 | by Jonathan Saul
    LONDON - U.S. commercial ships including oil tankers sailing through key Middle East waterways could be targeted by Iran in one of the threats to U.S. interests posed by Tehran, the U.S. Maritime Administration said in an advisory. In the advisory posted on Thursday, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) said that since early May there had been an increased possibility of Iran or its regional proxies taking action against U.S. and partner interests. These included, MARAD said, oil production infrastructure, after Tehran threatened to close the vital Strait of Hormuz chokepoint through which about one third of the world’s seaborne...
  • Trump Rips John Kerry For His Shadow Dealings With Terrorist State Iran

    05/10/2019 8:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | May 10, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    During an event at the White House Thursday afternoon, President Trump ripped former Secretary of State John Kerry for his continuing shadow dealings with Iran. "With Iran, I'd like to see them call me. You know, John Kerry speaks to them a lot. John Kerry tells them not to call. That's a violation of the Logan Act. And frankly, he should be prosecuted on that. But my people don't want to do anything. only the Democrats do that kind of stuff you know? If it were the opposite way, they'd prosecute him under the Logan Act," Trump said. "But John...
  • Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has been vindicated

    05/10/2019 9:05:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 10, 2019 | By David Ibsen, president of United Against Nuclear Iran
    One year ago today, President Donald Trump formally pulled the United States out of the deal that his predecessor had made with Iran to lift sanctions in exchange for Tehran easing its nuclear activities. Since then, Trump has introduced some of the most robust economic sanctions that have ever been placed on Iran and last month labeled the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the first time the U.S. has so designated part of another country’s government. After Trump pulled out of the deal, which rewarded Iran financially for making narrow and temporary promises to curtail aspects of its...