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  • US and Catholicism in Crisis

    09/22/2015 6:33:15 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 21 September 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII. During the 1980s, the last decade of the Cold War, Ronald Reagan and the Polish pope, John Paul II, were the pillars of resistance. When Pope Francis arrives in Washington on Tuesday afternoon, the country he enters will be a very different one from Eisenhower’s America or Reagan’s America. And Catholics will be welcoming a new kind of pope. In America 2015, homosexuality, abortion on demand and same-sex marriage— shameful crimes in Ike’s America, mortal sins in the...
  • What Are We Doing in Afghanistan?

    09/21/2015 3:19:28 PM PDT · by madison10 · 10 replies
    self | 9/21/2015 | maddie10
    Why are we in Afghanistan? Opening schools? Way to kill off our best and brightest? News certainly not on every night like it would be if there were a Republican president. What is the end game?
  • China: USA Must Take More Syrian Refugees; We’ll Take Zero, Thanks

    09/12/2015 5:05:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 09/12/15 | John Hayward
    “The United States should take its responsibility in the disheartening refugee crisis in Europe as its controversial Middle East policies resulted in wars and chaos that displaced large numbers of people,” hectors China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua. They dwell on the photo of the drowned Syrian toddler — who was not in the process of fleeing from Syria when he died — and the horrid deaths of 70 refugees in a smuggler’s truck in Austria. If you’re waiting for some massive groundswell of public sympathy for refugees to change the Chinese Politburo’s mind about settling some Syrians in their territory,...
  • A Prayer for 5776

    09/11/2015 7:03:02 AM PDT · by Shery · 5 replies
    As we approach Rosh Hashana, the people of Israel need to recognize how lucky we are. True, today, we find ourselves largely alone, set apart from our traditional partners in the Western world. But standing alone isn’t always the worst option. Today it is certainly not the worst option. Over the past several years, we have witnessed the growing radicalization and fragmentation of the societies of neighboring lands. Sunnis fight Shi’ites and one another. Minority populations are slaughtered, enslaved and oppressed. Regimes fall, rise and fall again. Today, every Arab society is either in danger or at war. And in...
  • Putin Sends His Dirty War Forces to Syria

    09/10/2015 4:34:17 AM PDT · by bd476 · 70 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 10, 2015 | WRITTEN BY Michael Weiss and Ben Nimmo; Shane Harris
    The Kremlin isn’t sending just any troops to prop up the Assad regime. It’s dispatching units that spearheaded Russia’s slow-rolling invasion of Ukraine.Reuters confirmed Wednesday what The Daily Beast first reported last week—not only have Russian troops been deployed to Syria but they are indeed taking part in active combat operations, although against which of the manifold enemies of the Assad regime remains unclear.U.S. government sources told the news agency that two tank landing ships, aircraft and naval infantry forces have arrived in Syria in the past 24 hours, with the largest buildup occurring in Latakia, the northwest coastal province...
  • As Stocks Melt Trump Tweets: America Is Too Tied To China

    08/24/2015 8:39:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies ^ | August 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    As the American stock market opened to lows unseen since the 2008 economic meltdown, (as of this writing it is down only 373 points — a fairly typical down day), Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took to Twitter to refresh his longstanding political message that the American economy allows “China and Asia to dictate the agenda”.
  • At Busy Crossing,Pedestrians Need Passport To Enter Mexico

    08/20/2015 9:43:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 20, 2015 | Elliot Spagat
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Walking into Mexico at the nation's busiest border crossing with the United States is no longer an uninterrupted stroll for foreigners.
  • The New Dangers of Immigration: Are Muslim Immigrants Different?

    08/18/2015 7:56:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | August 18, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    Immigration has been part and parcel of American history and society from the origins of our country. But the nature of immigration has changed dramatically in recent years, and with it entirely new challenges and dangers that the United States has not confronted before. As it has been getting easier and easier to come to our shores, more and more new arrivals have brought with them venomous political and religious doctrines with them that pose grave dangers for our nation. The United States was founded by Englishmen of the Christian faith. Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence,...
  • A Country Run By Idiots ("You may live in country run by idiots")

    08/08/2015 8:56:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies ^ | 8-5-15 | Monty Pelerin
    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots. If you have to get your parent’s permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.idiots...
  • Russian, Japanese, US crew reach ISS despite minor mishap

    07/23/2015 5:21:31 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    France 24 ^ | 23 july 2015 | Anna Smolchenko
    MOSCOW (AFP) - Astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States Thursday docked successfully with the International Space Station after a two-month delay, despite a minor hiccup. The Soyuz TMA 17M rocket -- carrying cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, US astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui of Japan -- blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome on schedule after a two-month delay caused by the failure of a Russian rocket during an unmanned resupply mission. The launch and the docking were successful even though one solar array -- a type of power supply that captures energy from the sun -- did not deploy...
  • The Greatest Generation vs. the Dependence Generation

    07/22/2015 1:18:00 PM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 11 replies
    The Patriot Retort ^ | May 9, 2015 | Dianny
    In his weekly address today, Barack Obama lauded the Greatest Generation — the men and women who fought for freedom and won the Second World War. In his address, Obama said this howler: Let’s make sure that we keep striving to fulfill our founding ideals—that we’re a country where no matter who we are or where we’re from or what we look like or who we love, if we work hard and take responsibility, every American will have the opportunity to make of our lives what we will. Note that again: “If we work hard and take responsibility, every American...

    07/20/2015 4:47:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei went into a conspiracy-laden tirade on Saturday, blaming the “arrogant powers” for getting in the way of the Muslim world’s mission to unite and destroy Israel. “If the Islamic Ummah were united and relied on their own commonalities, they would certainly be a unique power in the international political scene but big powers have imposed such divisions on the Islamic Ummah to pursue their own interests and safeguard the Zionist regime [of Israel],” Khamenei said in remarks to commemorate the end of Ramadan.
  • BREAKING: Horrible deal that lets Iran get nukes finalized

    07/14/2015 4:35:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Obama will say this is not really a treaty, and as such he is not required to submit it to the Senate for ratification. Fine. Then it's just a personal agreement between him and his friends in Tehran. The next president is free to ignore it. And he'd Remember when people used to say stuff like this? “It’s not the Russians that I worry about. It’s what would happen if some fanatic or some nut got the bomb.” As Bobby Knight might say, if nuclear rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it. And if you’re Barack Obama and John Kerry,...
  • Rejoice! Your gas will get a little cheaper once Obama lets Iran build a bomb

    07/13/2015 12:21:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/13/15 | Dan Calabrese
    It's the little things that matter. What can you do to top a deal in which socialists bail out even worse socialists, which we got this morning from the Greeks and the masters of the Eurozone? How about a deal in which a group of Islamic fanatics get the go-ahead to build a bomb from a guy who is either the most naive fool ever to grace the world stage or a complete Muslim sympathizer? HTML5 video is not supported! Maybe you can be both, come to think of it. But don’t despair! While the Iranians are building their bomb,...
  • Straight-Talking,Patriotic,And Constantly Under Fire: Is Donald Trump The American Nigel Farage?

    07/13/2015 5:26:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | 12 July 2015 | Benjamin Harris-Quinney
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Donald Trump has hit the top of most polls in the US for the GOP nomination, whether you like it or not, he is now one of the front runners to be the Republican Candidate for President in 2016.
  • Miss USA: Did Arizona immigration hurt Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard in loss to Rima Fakih?

    07/13/2015 2:22:26 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 17, 2010 | Ethan Sacks
    The Miss USA beauty pageant briefly turned ugly over Arizona's tough new immigration law. Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard finished first runner-up to winner Rima Fakih of Michigan, and conspiracy theorists are grumbling that her support of SB 1070 may have cost her the crown in a repeat of last year's Carrie Prejean controversy. When "The Office" star Oscar Nunez posed Miss Oklahoma a question about where she stood on Arizona's SB 1070 Sunday night, the crowd erupted in boos over the intrusion of politics, Fox News reported.
  • John Kerry says Iran nuclear deal deadlines are pretty much meaningless

    07/09/2015 2:45:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Robert Laurie
    So why do we have them in the first place? Tomorrow, negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal will run up against another deadline. Then the deadline will be ignored, talks will continue, and a new deadline will probably be set. Eventually, we’ll hit that deadline, and we’ll do the same dance all over again. HTML5 video is not supported! That’s because John Kerry has just informed the world that these “deadlines” are pretty much meaningless. As the Free Beacon reports: Secretary of State John Kerry informed reporters on Thursday that nuclear talks with Iran would continue past any deadline and...
  • Call For An "Assembly Of The States" In May 2016

    07/05/2015 3:30:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    It is time for states to undertake specific steps to re-assert their 10th amendment rights against the usurpations of the federal government. We are, after all, the United States of America, not the United Federal Government of America.

    07/05/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    Today's World Cup Final - USA vs. Japan On Fox.
  • Honor the immigrant boy who would shape America

    07/04/2015 8:53:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Scott L. Montgomery
    Removing Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill would be an injustice. THIS Fourth of July, as Americans contemplate their country’s birth and today’s global status, which founding father might they single out for celebration? Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison would be likely choices. But they would be the wrong ones. For 200 years, the man who did most to set the United States on the path to prosperity and world power has been treated as a second-tier founder. Alexander Hamilton shares no granite on the face of Mount Rushmore, nor is he granted a monument or memorial in our nation’s Capitol....
  • VIDEO: Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    07/04/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates:
  • China Makes It Official, Launches The Bank That Humiliated Washington

    06/30/2015 10:22:19 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-30-15 | Tyler Durden
    In March, China was “handed a propaganda coup” (to use WSJ’s words), when the UK decided, in the face of loud protestations from Washington, to support Beijing’s efforts to launch a new development bank aimed at filling the gaps left by traditional post-war multilateral institutions such as the IMF and the ADB. The US claims it has concerns about governance and adherence to international norms around corruption and environmental protocol, but as even the most casual observers are well aware, the real concern in Washington (and in Tokyo) is that China will use the bank as an instrument of...
  • USA Sovereignty Ends?

    06/24/2015 11:22:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/24/15 | Sher Zieve
    Pray fervently now, keep your loved ones close, your weapons clean and your powder very dry In 2008, we warned you about Obama. Over and over again, we presented material documents showing that Obama had worked with and still worked with the enemies—many like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who did so with extreme violence—of the USA, its people…and, ultimately, every area where liberty lived. However, not willing to bother with any and/or all facts but, preferring the super-charged emotion of the dictator-to-be moment, too many Americans voted for him anyway. Besides, many US citizens had to prove they weren’t...
  • Shame of a Nation: Marines Forced to Deploy Via Foreign Ships

    06/23/2015 8:02:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/23/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Notice how socialism always and everywhere results in “shortages,” every time it’s tried. Well, our own socialist chickens have now come home to roost: Faced with a shortage of U.S. Navy ships, the Marine Corps is exploring a plan to deploy its forces aboard foreign vessels to ensure they can respond quickly to global crises around Europe and western Africa. The initiative is a stopgap way to deploy Marines aboard ships overseas until more American vessels are available, said Brig. Gen. Norman Cooling, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa.
  • Dirty Jobs Star Delivers Devastating Rebuke about America’s Work Ethic

    06/12/2015 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 12, 2015 | Mark Antonio Wright
    Mike Rowe’s successful Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs gained a following thanks to being exciting, vivid television: He joined workers as they wrestled alligators, cleaned septic tanks, and rounded up yaks on a ranch in Montana. But it also became something of a tribute to America’s blue-collar work ethic, and as Rowe finishes his second season with a new show on CNN, some can’t help but take exception to his hard-working creed. Rowe was recently moved to make the case for his message after getting a viewer e-mail: “Craig P.” was upset with Rowe’s constant “harping on the ‘work ethic’”...
  • Islamic Jihad, Cultural Marxism and the West

    06/10/2015 6:30:53 PM PDT · by CounterJihad · 11 replies LLC ^ | June 10, 2015 | William Mayer
    While the danger posed by jihadist groups such as ISIS naturally comes to mind when thinking about keeping the American homeland secure, the universe of threats isn't limited to organizations which wage kinetic, irregular warfare against the Western democracies. Our enemies – both foreign and domestic – are resourceful. Fully realizing that they would be overmatched in a direct, military confrontation with Uncle Sam or for that matter Britain’s John Bull, those who seek to destroy us have adopted a strategy which has, to a greater degree than many realize, already proven successful. The question being examined here is elemental,...
  • Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei: BFF

    06/06/2015 12:05:40 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 2015 | Staff
    "Stick with me my son, and I will show you what must be done to put an end to Israel..."
  • The Profound Racism of "Black Lives Matter"

    06/02/2015 3:50:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | June 2, 2015 | John Perazzo
    “Black Lives Matter.” At first blush, it seems difficult to imagine anyone taking issue with the obvious, self-evident truth articulated by those three simple words. But when we peel away the veneer of deception, we find that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is in fact one of the most destructive, hateful, racist movements in living memory. Founded by a core group of revolutionaries who detest the United States and revere the nation’s most devoted radical enemies, BLM is, at its essence, an ideological reincarnation of the Black Panther movement that flourished in the Sixties.
  • America Has Less Poverty Than Sweden

    06/01/2015 1:35:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/10/2012 | Tim Worstall
    This might seem very surprising indeed but it could be said that the United States actually has less poverty than Sweden. I know this isn’t the story you’re used to hearing but bear with me. Given that elections are looming it must be time for the Economic Policy Institute to release their State of Working America report. Just before an election is of course exactly the right time to release impartial figures on how everyone is doing. Which is what makes this chart of theirs so interesting: This is not calculating poverty by the usual US method. This is using...
  • Blue State Blues: FIFA Stands For "F*** Israel, F*** America"

    05/29/2015 2:13:51 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    For decades, our global betters have been urging Americans to take more of an interest in soccer. And we have–though not the interest the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) had in mind. This week, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that 14 FIFA officials had been indicted for corruption.
  • Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Wear Uniforms

    05/28/2015 10:34:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | May 28, 2015 | Matt Towery
    That's the real message, isn't it? Whether it's the young man or woman who chooses to join one of our military branches or anyone who decides to protect us from harm locally as police or sheriffs or deputies, it's becoming increasingly clear that wearing a uniform makes you a target in today's America. This isn't about the relatively few police officers who knowingly do wrong. Nor is it about past military incursions. The issue at hand is a growing sentiment among an increasing number of Americans that anyone in a uniform is not to be trusted or given a...
  • Pentagon says "live anthrax" inadvertently shipped across US

    05/27/2015 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | May 27, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that live anthrax was shipped from a lab in Utah to other states.
  • The Decline of Christian America

    05/26/2015 8:18:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | May 26, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "This is a Christian nation," said the Supreme Court in 1892. "America was born a Christian nation," echoed Woodrow Wilson. Harry Truman affirmed it: "This is a Christian nation." But in 2009, Barack Hussein Obama begged to differ: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation." Comes now a Pew Research Center survey that reveals the United States is de-Christianizing at an accelerated rate. Whereas 86 percent of Americans in 1990 identified as Christians, by 2007, that was down to 78 percent. Today only 7 in 10 say they are Christians. But the percentage of those describing themselves as atheists,...
  • Seven Reasons To Hope For America

    05/25/2015 5:22:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 05/25/2015 | Don Feder
    Sometimes conservatives seem to be misery junkies. It's like we get a psychic thrill from telling each other that the end of the world is at hand. Admittedly, everything isn't coming up roses. That scent in the air isn't from flowers. But there's still more cause for comfort than despair. "Let not your heart be troubled." Here are seven reasons to hope for America. 1. There's an explosion of conservative activism – According to the latest Gallup poll, 38% of Americans are self-identified conservatives, against only 24% who call themselves liberals, and 34% moderates. Even after six and a half...
  • When Did America Turn Into Such A Nation Of Wimps?

    05/16/2015 3:03:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | May 16, 2015 | John Hawkins
    When I think about America, I think of the Founding Fathers who were willing to “mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor,” to defeat Great Britain and make this a free country. I think of John Paul Jones saying, "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." I think not only of the brave men who died fighting for their countrymen at the Alamo, but of Sam Houston and his force slaughtering a Mexican force twice their size in retaliation...
  • John Kerry wishes US had a leader like Ayatollah Khamenei

    04/29/2015 7:30:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/29/2015 | Rick Moran
    Sure - exactly with America needs. A theocratic fanatic who wants to wipe Israel off the map and leads the chants of "Death to America" every Friday after prayers. What could have possessed our secretary of state to tell his Iranian counterpart that he wishes the US had a leader like Iran's Supreme Leader? Washington Free Beacon: Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart that he wished the United States had a leader more like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to comments made by a senior Iranian cleric and repeated in the country’s state-run media. Ayatollah Alam...
  • The President America Deserves

    04/23/2015 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 74 replies
    Radix Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Gregory Hood
    “It’s time” for Hillary, and who can disagree? It doesn’t matter that no one who isn’t being paid to say it sincerely believes she can lead the country. She is precisely what the American system is designed to produce. Mencken said of American government: “All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre—the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of...
  • Top 10 Countries that Love the U.S., and the Top 10 that Hate Us

    04/21/2015 3:28:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/21/2015 | Barbara Boland
    The top 10 countries that are fans of the U.S., and the top 10 countries that are critics, includes some surprises: France made #10 on the fan list, and Germany made #10 on the critics, based on a new Pew Research Center survey.What's not surprising here is that Israel is our #2 fan, and the U.S. gets high unfavorable ratings from Palestinians.There is little evidence of "profound anti-Americanism" except in a handful of countries, Pew's research found. Top 10 CriticsEgypt 85% UnfavorableJordan 85% UnfavorableTurkey 73% UnfavorableRussia 71% UnfavorablePalestine territories 66% UnfavorableGreece 63% UnfavorablePakistan 59% UnfavorableLebanon 57% UnfavorableTunisia 47% UnfavorableGermany...
  • Obama’s Political Tool of "Christianity"

    04/15/2015 3:50:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | April 15, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Here in the United States, where Americans are used to hearing their president always invoke Christianity as a way to silence Christians, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent Easter message was moderately refreshing.
  • Obama admits: Deal will give Iran ‘near zero’ breakout time in 13 years [Israel & Netanyahu]

    04/07/2015 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 21 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Josh Lederman
    President concedes Iran framework nuclear agreement’s shortcomings amid growing chorus of objections. WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years. Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework deal to critics, was pushing back on the charge that the deal fails to eliminate the risk because it allows Iran to keep enriching uranium. He told NPR News that...
  • Full text of Iran nuke deal parameters, as set out by State Department

    04/02/2015 2:43:00 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 27 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Staff
    US says ‘These elements form the foundation’ upon which the final text of an agreement is to be reached by June 30. Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program. Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC, April 2, 2015 Below are the key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program that were decided in Lausanne, Switzerland. These elements form the foundation upon which the final text of the JCPOA will be written between now and June 30, and reflect the...
  • In Shocking Breach, U.S. Declassifies Document Revealing Some of Israel's Nuclear Capabilities

    03/27/2015 7:17:13 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 29 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Tom Gross
    On February 12, the Pentagon quietly declassified a top-secret 386-page Department of Defense document from 1987 detailing Israel's nuclear program – the first time Israel’s alleged nuclear program has ever been officially and publically referenced by the U.S. authorities. In the declassified document, the Pentagon reveals supposed details about Israel’s deterrence capabilities, but it kept sections on France, Germany, and Italy classified. Those sections are blacked out in the document. The two main exceptions in the international media that wrote about the declassification at the time were the state-funded Iranian regime station Press TV and the state-funded Russian station RT....
  • Irreparable ["Israel-US relationship is a write-of"]

    03/27/2015 6:29:56 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle Online ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2016 | Staff
    Netanyahu aides say Israel-US relationship is a write-off — and Iran, not the Palestinian issue, is to blame. Senior advisers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have described the relationship between the Obama administration and the Israeli government as irreparable. The war of words between the two leaders over the last few days has focused on Mr Netanyahu's remarks on the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israel's Arab citizens, but officials in Jerusalem say they are convinced the real reason for the crisis is the difference of opinion on Iran. The view among Mr Netanyahu's advisers is that President...
  • Deal may let Iran keep centrifuges at fortified site [Israel & Iran]

    03/26/2015 10:32:18 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 17 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | George Jahn, Matthew Lee
    Tehran would be allowed to maintain Fordo facility, as long as it allows inspection and doesn’t pursue an atomic bomb. LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press. The trade-off would allow Iran to run several hundred of the devices at its Fordo facility, although the Iranians would not be allowed to do work that could lead to an atomic bomb and the site would be subject...
  • Is Netanyahu backing off key demand for Iran nuclear deal? [Israel]

    03/26/2015 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 4 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Staff
    Realizing deal could leave Iran with some enrichment capability, Israel appears to be focusing on placing most restrictions possible on Iran R&D. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed. The shift seems surprising given Netanyahu's contentious speech to the US Congress earlier this month in which he argued against world powers letting Tehran keep thousands of uranium centrifuges and remain on possible course to a bomb. But faced with Western impatience and...
  • The US dropped the ball on Yemen

    03/26/2015 7:02:04 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 10 replies
    YNetNews ^ | Thursday, March 25, 2015 | Ron Ben-Yishai
    Analysis: The Americans were so focused on fighting al-Qaeda that they failed to see the bigger danger brewing in Yemen; and now they are taking a back seat while Saudi Arabia fights the Houthi so as to not upset Iran. The United States has once again messed up big time - this time in Yemen, where it underestimated the military might of the Houthis, who are backed by Iran and Sunni tribes loyal to the old regime. It's not that the US lacked intelligence - the Americans had, and still have, more intelligence in Yemen than anyone else, including the...

    03/26/2015 6:20:05 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Jordan Schactel
    The Pentagon has declassified a document that was once labeled “top-secret,” which goes into sophisticated detail about Israel’s nuclear weapons program. The document was released quietly just prior to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress. Israel has never officially confirmed or denied the existence of a nuclear weapon’s program within its borders. The Pentagon declassified sections covering Israel’s nuclear program, but “kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document,” Israel National News reported. “As far as nuclear technology is concerned...
  • Without US cover at UN, Israel could face diplomatic avalanche

    03/25/2015 9:21:15 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Raphael Ahren
    It would have been unthinkable just a few short years ago for the White House to consider furling up the diplomatic umbrella it had used for decades to shield Israel at the UN. But even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted to do damage control for a series of recent controversial pronouncements, reiterating his support for a two-state solution and apologizing for his election day anti-Arab rhetoric, Washington seemingly remains determined to “reassess” its policy vis-ŕ-vis Israel and the Palestinians. This could mean that Washington will hold back from vetoing a French or Jordanian resolution calling for the creation...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Colonizes America and the Press Says Nothing

    03/24/2015 5:09:45 PM PDT · by dvan · 11 replies ^ | March 18, 2015 | Joe Miller
    The Betrayal Papers: The Muslim Brotherhood Colonizes America and the Press Says Nothing The first four parts of The Betrayal Papers have presented a nearly unfathomable scenario: a takeover of the country by a foreign, hostile party. (See Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV) This supplemental article addresses the problem of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the nation’s capital and throughout the American establishment. The United States of America, primarily through the political left and Democrat Party, has been virtually colonized by the Muslim Brotherhood. Also known by their Arabic name, Ikhwan, they are a totalitarian, terrorist Islamic group...
  • Boehner 'shocked' and 'baffled' by report Israel spied on US talks with Iran

    03/24/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 62 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Michael Wilner
    Speaker of the House says he received no information from Israel on nuclear talks as was suggested in 'Wall Street Journal' report. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he was "shocked" and "baffled" by a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday morning that claimed Israel had spied on US nuclear talks with Iran, collecting information that was used to lobby him and his colleagues in Congress to drum up opposition to an emerging nuclear deal. "I'm not sure what the information was, but I'm baffled by it," Boehner told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. "No information [was]...