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  • Three Types of People

    10/07/2015 4:42:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Allen West
    This past Sunday night I decided to watch some war movies, first “The Thin Red Line” and after that it was “American Sniper.” One of my favorite lines in the movie “American Sniper” is the dinner scene when Daddy Kyle explains that there are three types of people – sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The statement surrounded a young Chris Kyle coming to the rescue of his younger brother, who was being beaten up by a schoolyard bully. When I think about the three types of people, it relates exactly to the current geopolitical situation we are facing. It is a...
  • The Palestinian connection - From the very beginning

    10/06/2015 12:12:19 AM PDT · by 100American · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04/24/2001 | ANTHONY C. LOBAIDO
    “In 600 B.C., when Babylon invaded Israel, thousands of Israelis were moved to Babylon (today’s Iraq) and the Edomites were moved into Israel. The Edomites even helped the Babylonians destroy Jerusalem and the temple (Psalm 137). When a remnant of Israel returned after the Babylonian captivity, the Edomites were there to wage war against them while the city and the temple were being rebuilt. “While the scriptures are silent for the 400 years between the book of Malachi and the birth of Jesus, Josephus records the struggle between the Edomeans and the Israelites. This racial division and strife in the...

    10/05/2015 6:58:07 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    twitter comments via The Right Scoop ^ | 10-5-2015 | twitter comments copied by soopermexican
    El Trumpo was not too pleased with Romney advisor Stuart Stevens over his prediction about when the Donald’s campaign going down. So he did what he does – started a Twitter war: Political strategist Stuart Stevens,who led Romney down the tubes in what should have been an easy victory,has terrible political instincts! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2015
  • Trump Declares War On Obamatrade: ‘Time To Send A Real Businessman’ To White House To End This

    10/05/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/05/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is hammering President Barack Obama, his administration and Congress for completely failing the American worker when it comes to trade policy—whacking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with 12 Pacific Rim nations that the Obama just finalized in Atlanta as a deal that jeopardizes U.S. jobs. “The incompetence and dishonesty of the President, his administration and—perhaps most disturbing—the Congress of the United States are about to place American jobs and the very livelihoods of Americans at risk,” Trump tells Breitbart News in an exclusive statement reacting to the news that the president and his negotiators...
  • Syrian Army Prepares for Large-Scale Offensive in Northern Homs

    10/03/2015 2:58:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    Al Masdar ^ | 10-3-2015 | Leith Fadel
    The Syrian Arab Army’s Central Command has announced their next offensive in central Syria after taking a 15 month hiatus from this front due to the Old City ceasefire agreement which resulted in the Islamist rebel fighters surrendering this historical area in the provincial capital of the Homs Governorate. Unlike their previous offensives in the Homs Governorate (i.e. Wadi Al-Nasara in mid-2014), the Syrian Armed Forces will concentrate on the rugged terrain in the Al-Rastan Plains that is currently under the control of the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and their affiliates from the Free Syrian Army (FSA). For Jabhat...
  • Clinton and Fiorina agree on Syrian strategy ...and they’re both wrong

    10/03/2015 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    WWIII over CIA backed rebels? No thanks We needed a President and Secretary of State who could stymie Russia on the diplomatic front. We needed a President who was up to the task of managing the world stage. We needed a Commander in Chief who would be either feared or respected by our allies and enemies alike. We don’t have that. Instead, we’re faced with Middle Eastern chaos, a rapidly expanding global terrorist force, and a refugee crisis that is spreading to every corner of the globe. The President’s response has, so far, consisted of a feckless UN speech and...
  • The Elephant In The Room

    10/02/2015 11:31:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    MEMRI ^ | October 2, 2015 | Yigal Carmon
    On September 3, 2015, not two months after the July 14 announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at Vienna and its celebration at the White House and in Europe, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei dropped a bombshell. In a speech to the Iranian Assembly of Experts, he backtracked from the agreement, demanding a new concession: that the sanctions be "lifted," not merely "suspended."[1] If that term is not changed, said Khamenei, there is no agreement. If the West only "suspends" the sanctions, he added, Iran will merely "suspend" its obligations. Giving further credence to his threat, he announced...
  • US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN – Kerry and US Ambassador Power Skip Speech (VIDEO)

    10/01/2015 1:45:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct 1st, 2015 11:27 am | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly today in New York City. At one point the auditorium broke out is applause after Netanyahu’s comments on Iranian threats. The US delegates refused to applaud. Netanyahu told the General Assembly: “Here’s a general rule that I learned and you must have learned in your lifetime. When bad behavior is rewarded it only gets worse.” The General Assembly audience broke out in applause. The US delegates sat silent. US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN – Kerry and US Ambassador Power Skip Speech (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Oct 1st,...
  • Live Thread: Benjamin Netanyahu's 2015 UN Address (approx 12pm on FOX News)

    10/01/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 127 replies
    UN ^ | 10/1/15 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu is the 11th scheduled speaker, after Georgia (9th) and Lesotho (10th). Live stream at link.
  • Did Russia Just Touch Off WW3 ?

    09/30/2015 4:14:04 PM PDT · by knarf · 207 replies
    various, FOX ^ | September 30, 2015 | knarf
    I'm FOX challenged but today I had live feeds all over the place because of the Senate vote. Tonight, I'm now listening to a report that Putin has bombed the middle east and no one seems to know what is going on
  • 'World will hear Israel's view on Iran deal aftermath' (Netanyahu's UN speech 12pm Thursday)

    09/30/2015 11:52:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Wednesday September 30, 2015 | Shlomo Cesana
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to New York ahead of U.N. address on Thursday • "Each time that I address the U.N. I feel the privilege and great honor of telling the truth before the world on behalf of the citizens of Israel," Netanyahu says. During his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make the case against the nuclear deal world powers reached with Iran in July and sound the alarm on Islamic extremism, both in Israel and beyond. Netanyahu, who spoke with reporters at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday shortly before departing...
  • Abbas at UN Vows to Torpedo Oslo Accords, Netanyahu Calls Speech ‘Deceitful’

    09/30/2015 11:29:11 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | September 30, 2015 2:03 pm
    Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to stop abiding by the 1993 Oslo Accords in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, accusing Israel of halting the withdrawal of its forces from disputed territories as stipulated by the peace agreement. “As long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, which render us an authority without real powers, and as long as Israel refuses to cease settlement activities and to release of the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners in accordance with our agreements, they leave us no choice but to insist that we...
  • Walter Williams: Unnecessary Loss of Life

    09/29/2015 10:50:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who have never set foot on — or even seen — a battlefield. Today's battlefield commanders must be alert to the media and do-gooders who are all too ready to demonize troops involved in a battle that produces noncombatant deaths, so-called collateral damage. According to a Western Journalism article by Leigh H Bravo, "Insanity: The Rules of Engagement" (, our troops fighting in Afghanistan cannot do night...
  • Obama ‘accidentally’ shakes hands with Iran’s foreign minister

    09/29/2015 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 29, 2015 | 8:59am
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian news agency says President Barack Obama and Iran’s foreign minister shook hands when they ran into one another on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.</p> <p>Tuesday’s report by the official IRNA agency quotes an unnamed diplomatic official as saying Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came upon Obama “accidentally” and the two shook hands.</p>
  • Obama Scolds Iran: Chanting ‘Death to America’ Does Not Create Jobs (UN speech)

    09/28/2015 12:10:53 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 52 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 28, 2015 11:02 am | David Rutz
    President Obama chided Iran for focusing on violent rhetoric rather than doing work to advance its economic interests during his speech Monday before the United Nations General Assembly, saying that “chanting ‘death to America’ does not create jobs or make Iran more secure.” “That path is now available to a nation like Iran, which, as of this moment, continues to deploy violent proxies to advance its interests,” Obama said. “These efforts may appear to give Iran leverage in disputes with neighbors, but they fuel sectarian conflict that endangers the entire region and isolates Iran from the promise of trade and...
  • Rouhani: America's support for the inhumane Zionist regime provides excuse for terror (UN speech)

    09/28/2015 11:12:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/28/2015 20:37
    The Iranian president said that America's support for Israel provides an excuse for terrorism worldwide. "If we did not have the US military invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the US’s unwarranted support for the inhumane actions of the Zionist regime against the oppressed nation of Palestine, today the terrorists would not have an excuse for the justification of their crimes," Rouhani said.
  • A Warm Welcome Expected at U.N. for Hassan Rouhani of Iran (NY Slimes Barf Alert)

    09/27/2015 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | SEPT. 27, 2015 | Thomas Erdbrink
    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief for The New York Times, looks at what message Mr. Rouhani has for international leaders and how it might be received. What’s different from the last time President Rouhani spoke to the General Assembly? Mr. Rouhani, Iran’s leader since 2013, now has something to show for his presidency at the assembly: He concluded a nuclear deal with six world powers, including Iran’s nemesis, the United States. And, for the first time in years, Iran can look forward to...
  • GOP opponents of nuclear deal couldn't find Iran on a map, says Rouhani (CNN barf alert)

    09/27/2015 3:06:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:07 PM ET, Sun September 27, 2015
    The Republican candidates for U.S. president who are attacking the nuclear deal with Iran could hardly find the country on a map, or know that Tehran is the capital, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Sunday. "Sometimes when I would have time, some of it was broadcast live and I would watch it -- some of it was quite laughable. It was very strange, the things that they spoke of," he said through an interpreter. "Some of them wouldn't even know where Tehran was in relation to Iran. Some of them didn't know where Iran was geographically,...
  • German Reporter Reveals ISIS Plans 'Nuclear Tsunami'

    09/25/2015 10:46:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 25 Sep 15 | Nir Har-Zahav
    <p>A veteran German journalist who became the first to gain access as an embedded reporter with Islamic State (ISIS) revealed the jihadist terror group plans to bring nuclear annihilation across the globe.</p> <p>The journalist, Jurgen Todenhofer (75), released his findings in a book called "Inside IS - Ten Days in the Islamic State," reports the UK's Daily Express on Friday.</p>
  • Pope praises Iran nuclear deal as 'proof of political good will' in UN address

    09/25/2015 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 94 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | 05:41 PM
    UNITED NATIONS: Pope Francis on Friday threw his support behind Iran's accord with major powers as he backed a goal of global abolition of nuclear weapons. The Iran agreement "is proof of the potential of political goodwill, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy," Francis said in an address to the United Nations. "I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved," he said. Francis made his remarks a day after a friendly welcome at the U.S. Congress, where many Republican lawmakers have vehemently...
  • Syrian army uses new Russian jets to strike Islamic State: monitor

    09/24/2015 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 50 replies ^ | Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:19am EDT | Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Mark Heinrich
    Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:19am EDT Related: World, Russia, Syria Syrian army uses new Russian jets to strike Islamic State: monitor Syrian government forces used newly arrived Russian warplanes to bombard Islamic State insurgents in Aleppo province in northern Syria, a group monitoring the civil war said on Thursday, in an attempt to break a siege on a nearby air base. Russia is bolstering its ally Damascus against rebels with military aid that U.S. officials say has included fighter jets, helicopter gunships, artillery and ground forces. The air strikes, which began earlier this week, were accompanied by ground attacks near...
  • RUSSIA to send 95,000 troops, 170 bombers and 700 tanks to Syria (Iran TV Reports)

    09/23/2015 7:42:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 99 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/23/15
    RUSSIA to send 95,000 troops, 170 bombers and 700 tanks to Syria to crush anti-Assad opposition - Official Iran TV reports.
  • Israel to be annihilated ‘if they take measure against Iran’

    09/22/2015 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    MNA ^ | Tue 22 September 2015 - 23:32
    TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – Iran’s Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces has said Iran’s forces ‘actively welcomes first strike by Israel against Iran only to precipitate their own annihilation.’ Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi who was talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Army parade held on the occasion of Sacred Defense Week, said that Iran had not perceived any threat by any of its neighbors; “we will definitely confront any threat and would wipe Israel out of the map; we actively welcome first strike and provocation by the Zionist regime only to initiate an operation which brings the regime...
  • Civil War Medal of Honor winner

    09/22/2015 3:21:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller was shot in the  forehead on Sept.19th 1863 at Brock Field at  Chickamauga. He lived with an open bullet wound  for many years, with the last pieces of lead dropping  out 31 years after he was first shot !
  • Another low for 60 Minutes (Video)

    09/22/2015 1:04:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 21, 2015
    60 Minutes traveled to Tehran for an interview with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani last week (whole thing and a little more here). Steve Kroft conducted the interview. Among other things, Kroft joined President Obama in defaming the American opponents of the deal with Iran. This is part and parcel of the operation of CBS News as an arm of the Democratic Party (see, e.g., Sharyl Attkisson’s invaluable memoir Stonewalled). David Rhodes is the president of CBS News and the brother of Obama national security adviser Ben Rhodes. But it is worse than that. There is a long and dishonorable tradition...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive 2015 AEI Irving Kristol Award

    09/21/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    AEI ^ | 2 hours ago
    Washington, DC (September 22, 2015) — American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur C. Brooks announced today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive the 2015 Irving Kristol Award on November 9, 2015, in Washington, DC. The annual award, AEI’s highest honor, is given to individuals who have made exceptional practical and intellectual contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding. The winner is selected by AEI’s Council of Academic Advisers. The award ceremony and dinner will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Currently in his fourth term, Prime Minister Netanyahu will share his...
  • 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?
  • Russia starts drone surveillance missions in Syria: U.S. officials

    09/21/2015 2:27:12 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/21/2015 | Phil Stewart
    Russia has started flying drone aircraft on surveillance missions in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, in what appeared to be Moscow's first military air operations inside the country since staging a rapid buildup at a Syrian air base. The start of Russian drone flights underscored the risks of U.S.-led coalition planes and Russian aircraft operating within Syria's limited airspace without agreeing on coordination or objectives in Syria's civil war.
  • Iranian Experts Test Parchin Site Without Presence of UN Nuclear Inspectors (not satire)

    09/21/2015 8:52:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 21, 2015 5:14 PM
    Environmental samples have been taken at a sensitive military site in Iran, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday, citing "significant progress" in its investigation of Tehran's past activities. Such sampling is usually done by experts of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin. The transfer appeared to be part of a confidential draft agreement with the agency that allows Iran to gather its own samples. Inspecting the Parchin military site is a crucial part of the International Atomic Energy Agency's...
  • Rouhani talks Iran nuclear deal in "60 Minutes" interview (CBS sucks up to the enemy)

    09/20/2015 8:56:30 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2015, 9:00 AM
    STEVE KROFT: I'm sure you realized the difficulty for many Americans to get past the fact that President Obama has signed an agreement with a country that says: "Death to America, death to Israel." What are they to make of it? Is this for internal Iranian political consumption? What are Americans to make of the language? PRESIDENT ROUHANI: The Iranian people are not looking for war with any country. "There has been much ferocious, negative comments about the deal in Iran as there have been in the United States," Kroft told "CBS This Morning" Friday about the long-awaited nuclear agreement....
  • ISIS battered by Assad's airstrikes: Air and ground weapons supplied by its ally Russia

    09/19/2015 5:54:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 09/19/2015 | Harry Farley
    ISIS have received heavy bombardment in Palmyra for the second day in a row, a group monitoring the war has said. The Islamic State-held city of Palmyra was bombed on Friday as Syrian army jets carried out at least 25 air strikes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was one of the most sustained government bombardments of Palmyra. The air strikes killed at least 26 people, including 12 Islamic State fighters, the British-based Observatory said. On Thursday, Syrian jets had carried out at least 12 air strikes on Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital in the north. Elsewhere...
  • Terror Fears As Iran Frees Al Qaeda Members

    09/19/2015 8:57:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Sky News ^ | 13:08, UK, Monday 14 September 2015
    Some intelligence agencies warn the five men may travel to Syria and make use of its chaotic landscape to plot attacks elsewhere. Iran has released five senior al Qaeda operatives from detention and will soon allow them to leave the country, prompting fears they will join other terrorists in Syria planning attacks on the West. According to intelligence sources, three of the five are members of al Qaeda's ruling committee the Shura Council. Among those released in exchange for the Iranian diplomat was Abu al Kheir al Masri - the former head of al Qaeda's "external relations" committee, who was...
  • Very Politically Incorrect

    09/19/2015 7:14:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 19, 2015 | Thomas Tripp
    There's a giant migration, emigration, refugee problem in Europe. What the United States has been dealing with in dribbles and drabs (relatively) the European nations are swimming in. And they are falling all over themselves, each other, and the hole in their thinking in failing to come up with realistic solutions. The progressives in the United States think we should shoulder the burden of our own illegal immigrants willingly, openly, compassionately. But that isn't the real problem in Europe. Our immigration situation is at least shared with those who are our cultural brothers and sisters. The émigrés from the Middle...
  • Democrats Explain the Iran Deal (Video)

    09/17/2015 4:29:06 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2015 12:00 pm | Blake Seitz
    Top congressional Democrats have done a great job laying out the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, a Free Beacon SuperCut finds. These members of Congress explained how Iran will ramp up its campaign of terrorism and Middle East destabilization with funds gained through the nuclear deal. They expressed “concern”—grave concern, even—over key concessions such as the curtailment of inspections on Iran’s military sites, the removal of a ban on arms sales to Iran, and the 15-year sunset clause on restrictions to Iran’s ability to enrich nuclear material. Still, as other Democrats have unceasingly reminded us, the Iran deal was...
  • Putin - Operation Salvation shall begin soon, prepare to cleanse Syria of Obama's terrorists

    09/17/2015 11:58:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    AWDNews ^ | 9-16-2015 | AWDNews
    Addressing the Russian top brass on Wednesday, Vladimir Putin lambasted U.S. Middle-East policy for being 'disastrous' as Saudi-backed rebels vowed to purge Syria and Iraq from Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities. "We have nearly two million orthodox Christians in the Levant—Syria and Lebanon— and approximately 5 million Christians across Middle-East. Regardless of America's presidential election outcome, White House craves chaos in that oil-rich region by supporting fanatic Islamist organizations, i.e. ISIS and al-Nusra Front," Moskovskaya Pravda cited the Russian president as saying. It is morally incumbent upon Russia to change this terrible status quo in the Middle-East ,...
  • It Begins: Russian/Syrian Air Offensive On ISIS capital: ISIS Tweets "large number of martyrs"

    09/17/2015 1:18:22 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 125 replies ^ | Sept. 17, 2015 | 4:03 p.m. EDT | AP
    Activists: Syrian warplanes carry out wave of airstrikes on IS-held city of Raqqa BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes carried out a wave of airstrikes in the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa, activists said, in rare attacks that coincided with a visit by a U.N. envoy to Damascus on Thursday.
  • Iran’s Khamenei tweets lament that Republican candidates are pandering to ‘Zionists’

    09/17/2015 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    JTA ^ | September 17, 2015 2:26pm
    In a reference to the Republican Party debate, Iran’s Supreme Leader’s decried on Twitter that “presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists.” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to Wednesday night’s CNN-sponsored debate in a tweet on Thursday, part of a series of anti-Israel tweets. US govs put their people under Zionists custody.Isn’t it a shame that presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists&prove their servitude? In a follow-up tweet, Khamenei reiterated a claim he made earlier this month that Israel will not last: Zionist regime is an imposed regime, made through coercion; no entity made by coercion would last. This regime will not...
  • The man behind the man behind those Iran deal ads (voice in AIPAC commercials also did Obama ads)

    09/17/2015 1:02:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 17 at 2:24 PM | Catherine Ho
    The same voice that told you to vote for Barack Obama also told you to oppose his signature foreign policy achievement, the Iran nuclear deal. That would be Leif Anders, a voice actor based in Austin, Texas. Anders was hired to do voice overs for some of Obama’s election ads and, more recently, was the voice in this summer’s ubiquitous anti-Iran deal spots paid for by the AIPAC-backed Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. On Thursday, the Senate rejected a a third attempt to dismantle the nuclear deal — which should leave the deal to take effect as Sept. 17...
  • As I See It: Game-changer: Iran’s involvement with 9/11

    09/17/2015 12:07:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/17/2015 20:37 | MELANIE PHILLIPS
    Democrats in the US Senate this week blocked a vote on the Iran deal for the third time. The most remarkable aspect of this US surrender to Iran is that the Iranian regime is not some hypothetical threat. It has been perpetrating acts of war against Western interests for more than three decades – including playing a key role in the 9/11 attacks on America. That’s not just my opinion. It’s the view of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In a judgment that has received virtually no attention, federal Judge George B. Daniels...
  • US Senate blocks bid to add Israel, prisoner conditions to Iran deal (53-45)

    09/17/2015 8:52:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/17/2015 18:46
    WASHINGTON - Democrats in the US Senate blocked a last-ditch effort by Republicans on Thursday to add new conditions before President Barack Obama can waive any sanctions under the Iran nuclear deal. After Obama's fellow Democrats in the Senate twice blocked a disapproval resolution meant to kill the nuclear agreement, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced an amendment to the measure that would bar the president from lifting sanctions on Iran unless it recognized Israel's right to exist and released American prisoners. The vote was 53-45, meaning the measure failed to attract the 60 votes it would need to...
  • Bush Message to Saddam - March 2003 (for those who have forgotten)

    09/17/2015 7:21:56 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    My fellow citizens, events in Iraq have now reached the final days of decision. For more than a decade, the United States and other nations have pursued patient and honorable efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime without war. That regime pledged to reveal and destroy all its weapons of mass destruction as a condition for ending the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Since then, the world has engaged in 12 years of diplomacy. We have passed more than a dozen resolutions in the United Nations Security Council. We have sent hundreds of weapons inspectors to oversee the disarmament of Iraq....
  • Senate to resume Iran debate, vote on 4 hostages and Israel right to exist (10am on C-SPAN2)

    09/17/2015 2:13:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies ^ | Today at 10am
    The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.61, the legislative vehicle for the Congressional disapproval of the proposed Iran nuclear agreement, with the time until 11:00am equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 11:00am, there will be up to 3 roll call votes: Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #2656 (hostages and Israel’s right to exist); if cloture is not invoked, then Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell amendment #2640 (Iran nuclear agreement resolution of disapproval); if cloture is not invoked, then...
  • How far does 'moral obligation' go?

    09/16/2015 5:24:58 PM PDT · by Fhios · 19 replies
    Vanity | 9/16/2015 | Vanity
    In tonight's under card debate, Lindsay Graham stated: "we have a moral obligation" to take in the illegal immigrants and Syrian refugees. How far does this moral obligation go? Does it give us military options?
  • US Rejected Offers by Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya & Syria to Surrender...and Proceeded to Wage War.

    09/16/2015 3:13:18 PM PDT · by Shery · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16 September, 2015 | George Washington
    The Daily Mail reported last year: A self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that [Gaddafi offered to abdicate as leader of Libya.] ‘Gaddafi wasn’t a good guy, but he was being marginalized,’ [Retired Rear Admiral Chuck ] Kubic recalled. ‘Gaddafi actually offered to abdicate’ shortly after the beginning of a 2011 rebellion. ‘But the U.S. ignored his calls for a truce,’ the commission wrote, ultimately backing the horse that would later help kill a U.S. ambassador. Kubic said that...
  • McConnell plans hardball Israel, hostage votes on Iran deal (votes he protected Dems from in April)

    09/15/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/15/15, 06:53 PM EDT | Burgess Everett
    Mitch McConnell is looking for payback. The Senate majority leader is preparing to challenge Democrats with proposals that would force Iran to recognize Israel as a state and release Americans held in Iran as the Senate minority continues to filibuster an effort to scuttle President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Tehran. The Kentucky Republican wants political consequences for the 42 Senate Democrats who support the nuclear agreement and are rejecting McConnell’s attempts to pass a resolution disapproving of the Iran deal. And that retribution could come as soon as Thursday, when McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to force Democrats to take what...
  • Senate to begin second week of Iran debate at 1pm on C-SPAN2 (does McConnell have a plan 'B'?)

    09/15/2015 7:44:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    C-SPAN2 | Today
    At 1pm the Senate will resume Iran debate. At 6pm they will hold a second cloture vote on a resolution of disapproval (the first failed 58-42 on Thursday). Republicans have been saying that they will follow the 2nd cloture vote (if nothing changes) with tough amendment votes. Republicans protected Democrats from even having to take several tough amendment votes during the Corker debate in April, including votes on whether any deal would have to include the return of the 4 hostages and whether Iran would have to recognize Israel's right to exist.
  • Imagining the first term of a Trump presidency

    09/14/2015 2:56:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot ^ | September 14, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Marc Ambinder, writing at The Week, seems to have taken the next leap in the evolution of American politics this season and – at least as an exercise in theory – asked us to consider what a Trump presidency would look like. While the primary could still play out in any number of interesting ways, it seems well past the point where such a future can be entirely written off so Marc isn’t submitting this to some science fiction outlet. It’s true that supporters of the more “conventional” candidates could all coalesce around one Anti-Trump over the fall and winter...
  • When Committed Christians Are Compared to ISIS

    09/13/2015 6:20:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | September 13, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It’s scary enough when peace-loving Jesus followers are compared to ISIS. What’s even scarier is that many people believe the comparison is accurate. Have they completely lost touch with reality? It’s one thing to have passionate and deep differences on issues like abortion and redefining marriage. It’s another thing to use inflammatory rhetoric that it is not just dishonest but is actually dangerous. Do people not realize that their words have consequences? A few days ago, someone named Dixie posted on my Facebook page, “You are just as ugly as Isis!” I decided to respond, asking, “Because we want to...
  • The “Trump Conservative War” – The Great Trumpian Divide – National Review VS Mainstreet…

    09/12/2015 5:08:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-12-15 | sundance
    There is an expression: “I will leave you naked before your enemies”… A proactive assertion essentially stating: if you chose to engage in war with me – not only do I promise your defeat against my interests, but I will lay you open to exposure from all adversaries – who will then take advantage of your new vulnerability. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is doing a remarkable job filling the role behind this proclamation. In a seismic political shift Trump has gone far beyond drawing a line in the sand. He has openly dug a trench on his pre-selected battle space...
  • Contact Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Tell him to kill filibuster on Iran!)

    09/12/2015 1:24:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Name: Mitch McConnell State: Kentucky Party: Republican Born: February 20, 1942 Entered Office: January 3, 1985 Term Expires: January 3, 2021 Mailing Address: 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 Phone Number: (202) 224-2541 Email Address: Email Form Website: Official Website