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  • Obama’s Asymmetrical Warfare Against The United States

    07/27/2015 5:07:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 14 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Last year a retired Border Patrol Officer by the name of Zach Taylor went on camera to explain the driving force behind the unprecedented surge in illegal immigration happening on our southern border. Taylor went on to note that what was happening at our border was not due to a spur of the moment event, or “a humanitarian crisis”, but asymmetrical warfare. The surge we saw at the border was a part of a larger, more chilling event that served one purpose and one purpose only, to show our enemies that our southern border had been compromised and the government...
  • UKRAINE BREAKING: Russian troops are shelling Ukrainian positions near Volnovaha.

    07/24/2015 5:19:00 PM PDT · by · 9 replies
    BREAKING: Russian troops are shelling Ukrainian positions near Volnovaha. They use modern equipment and heavy artillery to destroy Ukrainian troops from 72d Brigade. Ukrainian troops are trying to get out of there and maneuver. The battle is heavy. OSCE is not around. Yesterday presidents of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia discussed pulling heavy weapons back from the separating line. Looks like Russia is failing to fulfill their part of the deal again. Uri Butusov PREASE PRAY FOR UKRAINIANS TROOPS WHO ARE BEING SHELLED RIGHT NOW
  • Kerry: Any action by Israel would provide justification for Iran’s pursuit of nukes (Video)

    07/24/2015 9:57:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm | Ed Morrissey
    Secretary of State John Kerry sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview on Today earlier, defending the deal with Iran — and telling Israel to cool their jets, almost literally. In doing so, Kerry managed to turn Israel into the aggressor and Iran into a passive actor who might somehow decide they need a bomb only if Israel attacked them. It’s a strange reversal, and one that confirms the impression that the Obama administration has become the lawyers for the mullahs (via Jeff Dunetz): Lauer points out to Kerry that opposition to the Iran deal encompasses practically the whole...
  • Iran Secures $2 Billion in Trade Deals with European Companies

    07/23/2015 4:37:02 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/23/2015, 12:38 PM
    A senior Iranian government official has claimed Tehran has already successfully negotiated more than $2 billion-worth of trade deals with European companies, following last week's deal over its nuclear program. "We are recently witnessing the return of European investors to the country. Some of these negotiations have concluded, and we have approved and granted them the foreign investment licences and protections," Deputy Minister Mohammed Khazaei told a conference promoting EU-Iran trade, according to Reuters. "Even in the past couple of weeks we have approved more than $2 billion of projects in Iran by European companies," he said.
  • Live hearing: Secretaries Kerry, Moniz, Lew to defend Iran deal to Senate Committee (10am on CSPAN3)

    07/23/2015 4:31:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 64 replies
    CSPAN3 ^ | Today at 10am
    Iran Nuclear Agreement Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the details of the recently signed nuclear agreement with Iran and its enforcement.
  • Boehnor Vows Fight to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/22/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Fox News
    House Speaker John Boehner vows to do 'everything possible' to stop President Obama's newly struck Iran nuclear deal, as Congress formally begins consideration of the hard-fought pact.
  • Live Stream of Stop Iran Rally from Times Square (5:30pm to 7:30pm)

    07/22/2015 7:48:32 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Stop Iran Rally ^ | Today at 5:30pm
    Click on link provided to hear 23 speakers at the Stop Iran Rally, live from Times Square. Also, please go to the following link to send a message to your Senators and Representative to vote NO on the Iran deal!!compose?&campaign=1&t=137
  • On 'Daily Show,' Obama Teases Dick Cheney Fans on Iran Deal (the Islamic Bomb is a laughing matter?)

    07/21/2015 2:20:12 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 21, 2015, 4:33 PM ET | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told comedian Jon Stewart on Tuesday that critics of his Iran deal think he should have sent former Vice President Dick Cheney to the negotiations with the Iranians. Obama poked fun at opponents of the deal during an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." He said those critics think if only Cheney had been there, "everything would be fine." Obama said Iran is an adversary that is anti-American and anti-Israel. But he said you don't make peace with your friends. Obama added that the U.S. doesn't have to give anything up in the Iran...
  • Iranian Supreme Leader Reaffirms "Death to America" Slogan, Calls to Bring U.S. Leaders to Trial

    07/21/2015 9:52:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Memri ^ | 7/18/15
    Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Reaffirms "Death to America" Slogan, Calls to Bring U.S. Leaders to Trial Channel 1 (Iran), IRINN TV (Iran) - July 18, 2015 - 00:01:42
  • VIDEO STREAM: Tune in LIVE on Wednesday in Times Square (Stop Iran Rally - Wed at 5:30pm)

    07/20/2015 11:36:37 AM PDT · by Dave346
    Stop Iran Rally ^ | 07, 20, 2015
    Tune in live on Wednesday on the below video feed direct from Times Square via JBS, the Jewish Broadcasting Service.
  • Excerpt from PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Knesset (reaction to UN removing Iran sanctions)

    07/20/2015 9:18:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    PMO ^ | 20/07/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Following is an excerpt from remarks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made at the Knesset: "On the day on which the ruler of Iran has reiterated his intention to destroy the State of Israel, the UN Security Council is giving its approval to that same country, which has systematically violated the UNSC's decisions and which calls for the destruction of Israel, a member of the UN. The hypocrisy knows no bounds. The best way to fight this hypocrisy is to tell the truth in a strong and unified manner. Here is the truth: They say that this agreement makes war more...
  • U.S. Congressman Trent Franks, Monica Crowley to Speak at Stop Iran Rally (23 speakers confirmed)

    07/20/2015 5:42:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Stop Iran Rally ^ | 07, 19, 2015
    U. S. Congressman Trent Franks will address the thousands of people expected on July 22 at the Stop Iran Rally, in Times Square, New York City. Congressman Franks is one of nearly two dozen leaders who are stepping forward publicly to speak the truth about the details of the agreement with Iran, as Washington continues to only tell the American people half of the story. Political commentator Monica Crowley is another late addition to the speakers roster, confirming on Sunday. Congressman Frank is a conservative, Reagan Republican, and is currently serving in his seventh term. He is a member of...
  • Donald Trump: McCain’s a War Hero Because He Was Captured, (Video of the Exchange)

    07/19/2015 3:04:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/19/15
    Donald Trump today took lots of shots at John McCain, including––most shockingly––the fact that he was a prisoner of war while serving in Vietnam Trump’s been feuding with McCain after McCain said Trump is “firing up the crazies” with his outlandish rhetoric, and Trump fired back by calling McCain a “dummy. Trump sat down on stage with pollster Frank Luntz at the Family Leadership Summit and continued to fire back at McCain (while still bragging about the crowd he drew because that’s his modus operandi).
  • Steinitz slams Kerry claim that better Iran deal was ‘fantasy’

    07/19/2015 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9:53 AM EDT | Tamar Pileggi
    Likud minister calls assessment by top US diplomat ‘baseless,’ says Tehran must be accountable for past actions National Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz on Sunday slammed remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who over the weekend dismissed as “fantasy” the claim — raised by Israel and domestic US critics — that it was possible to have penned a better nuclear deal than the one signed by world powers and Iran last week. “To the best of our professional assessment, these remarks are baseless,” Steinitz, who is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s point man on the Iranian nuclear threat, told Army...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting

    07/19/2015 8:07:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    PMO ^ | 19/07/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting today : "If someone thought that the extraordinary concessions to Iran would lead to a change in its policy, they received an unequivocal answer over the weekend in Iranian ruler Khamenei's aggressive and contrary speech. The Iranians aren't even trying to hide the fact that they will use the hundreds of billions that they will receive under this agreement in order to arm their terror machine and they are clearly saying that they will continue their struggle against the US and its...
  • State Department: US Congress receives Iran nuclear agreement (60 day review ends 9/18)

    07/19/2015 8:00:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9:58 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON - The State Department said it sent to members of Congress on Sunday the nuclear agreement reached last week between Iran and six world powers, including annexes and related materials. US lawmakers have 60 days in which to review the agreement. The State Department said in a statement that the 60-day review period begins on Monday, July 20.
  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows (Netanyahu on ABC and CBS, Kerry on all 5 networks)

    07/18/2015 12:50:35 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 18, 3:12 AM EDT
    ABC's "This Week" - Secretary of State John Kerry; Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. --- NBC's "Meet the Press" - Kerry; British Prime Minister David Cameron; Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry; Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. --- CBS' "Face the Nation" - Kerry, Moniz; Netanyahu; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. --- CNN's "State of the Union" - Kerry, Moniz; Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Scott Walker. --- "Fox News Sunday" - Kerry, Moniz; Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.
  • “Stop Iran” Protest In Times Square, Wednesday, July 22, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (21 speakers confirmed)

    07/18/2015 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    PRLOG ^ | July 16, 2015
    Thousands of Americans Rally to Demand Congress Vote Down Iran Nuke Deal July 22, 2015 – New York City – The “STOP IRAN RALLY,” the largest, grassroots bipartisan American protest against the deal granting Iran a fast track to a nuclear bomb, will be held in Times Square on Wednesday, July 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thousands of Americans from all faith traditions, political interests and communities, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, registered Democrats and Republicans, LGBT, Iranian-Americans, and others will demand that Congress vote down the Iran deal. Under the umbrella of the STOP IRAN RALLY COALITION, more than...
  • More on Licensed to Kill

    07/18/2015 4:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | July 18, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    In the old days, before we went to war, Congress had to declare one. In the old days you couldnÂ’t kill an enemy combatant unless we were in a declared war. In the old days, an enemy combatant was someone wearing a uniform on a field of battle. How times have changed. As I wrote last week, President Obama, sitting in the White House, can authorize the killing of people who are not in uniform, are not armed and are nowhere near a field of battle. The people killed may never have harmed an American. They may have no intent...
  • Jewish groups gird for ‘epic’ battle over Iran deal (AIPAC to spend $20-40 million)

    07/17/2015 12:08:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17 at 10:02 AM | Steven Mufson
    Jewish American organizations are lining up on opposing sides of the Iran nuclear deal, arming themselves for multimillion-dollar campaigns targeting lawmakers who have not yet decided whether to support the agreement. The opponents’ campaigns will be bolstered by visits to the United States by prominent Israeli politicians, including Isaac Herzog, the leader of the Zionist Union opposition, who has said he would work with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop the “dangerous” agreement. The backers of the agreement are getting help directly from the White House. On Thursday, deputy national security adviser Benjamin J. Rhodes met at the White House...
  • Obama: Witting or Witless?

    07/17/2015 6:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mona Charen
    I was elected to end wars, not start them. -- Barack Obama The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. -- George OrwellA question has hung in the air since Barack Obama first moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and began his "fundamental transformation" of this country: Did he intend harm, or was he merely so blinded by ideology that he could not see the damage his policies were creating? The Iran deal provides an answer. At his press conference, our duplicitous leader chose to call black white and claim that the deal does the opposite of what...
  • Report from Valhalla on the War of 14 Centuries

    07/17/2015 6:12:54 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | FEB 14 2015 | Roland
    The saga of which I sing today is a tale most remarkable. My song comes from Valhalla, The Hall of the Slain,where war heroes go to their rest.
  • Madeleine Albright: The Iran Deal Must Go Through (All hands on deck to sell Zero's deal)

    07/16/2015 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Time ^ | 9:16 AM ET | Madeleine Albright
    As President Obama said, “This deal is not built on trust. It’s built on verification.” There are a number of procedures in place to make sure Iran follows the terms of the agreement. I welcome the discussion in Congress about the agreement. The American people need to understand this—the more they understand the agreement, the more they will understand its importance. The best thing would be to have this discussion, not to make instant judgments. There should never be any question about the United States’s dedication to Israel’s security. When the next president is elected, I hope that she will...
  • History Repeated?

    07/16/2015 11:27:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 15, 2015 | Foundation for American Security and Freedom
    History is repeating itself. This deal is dangerous for America, Israel, and our allies across the globe. It puts lives and nations at risk. National security should and needs to be President Obama's number one priority, and it isn't. He continues to show he is more interested in crafting a legacy of appeasement and apologies than protecting American interests. This same strategy failed miserably to stop North Korea. Thanks to Obama, it’s only a matter of time until Iran has nuclear weapons.
  • US presents draft Iran resolution to Security Council (breaking promise to go to Congress first)

    07/15/2015 4:29:21 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 70 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5:49pm EDT
    Diplomats say vote to back new deal could come Monday or Tuesday, would pass easily with support of permanent members The United States Wednesday put forward a draft resolution to the UN Security Council seeking backing for a historic deal curtailing Iran’s nuclear program as a first step for international approval of the accord. The draft text seeks formal UN endorsement for the hard-won, ground-breaking agreement reached in Vienna on Tuesday after 18 straight days of talks which capped almost two years of momentous negotiations. The new resolution would also replace the existing framework of seven sets of Security Council...
  • Israel says inspection clauses in deal ‘worse than worthless,’ help Iran

    07/15/2015 9:40:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 15, 2015, 6:12 pm | Raphael Ahren
    Complicated mechanism hands Tehran any Western intelligence on Iranian violations and a month to conceal them, says PM’s Iran point man Yuval Steinitz The nuclear deal’s inspections regime, much hailed by the Western powers that negotiated the agreement with Iran, is “worse than worthless” and actually helps Iran more than the international inspectors, a senior Israeli minister charged Wednesday. “Actually, you have here a mechanism that instead of serving the inspection is serving the deception,” said National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz, who is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s unofficial point man on Iran and nuclear affairs. By instituting...
  • Obama's Iran deal has just granted an amnesty to the world's leading terrorist mastermind

    07/15/2015 9:35:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2:03PM BST 15 Jul 2015 | Con Coughlin
    As head of the Quds Force in Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Suleimani is widely regarded as one of the world's leading terrorists. Now Barack Obama has effectively granted him an amnesty. Qassem Suleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, fully deserves his reputation as one of the world’s leading terrorist masterminds. For a decade a more he has been the driving force behind an array of Iranian-sponsored terrorist groups, from Hizbollah to Hamas, which have orchestrated a reign of terror throughout the Middle East. From a purely British perspective, he was responsible for training and...
  • "Don't let them have their yellowcake and eat it too" (Netanyahu to CBS)

    07/15/2015 9:16:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 15, 2015, 10:59 AM
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up his criticism Wednesday of the U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran, telling CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley that the agreement could lead to war and warning that Israel has a "great and mighty" strength to defend itself. In an interview with Pelley on Wednesday, Netanyahu said Iran is "the enemy of peace" and the deal - despite the restrictions it places on Tehran's nuclear program - was "legitimizing their path to a future bomb within a few years." "Don't let them have their yellowcake and eat it too," Netanyahu said, referring...
  • Netanyahu: 'This Deal Gives Iran A Path To A Nuclear Arsenal' (NPR interview)

    07/15/2015 9:09:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | July 15, 2015 7:10 AM ET
    "I think this deal gives Iran a path to a nuclear arsenal, and I think it gives them hundreds of billions of dollars right away with which to pursue their aggression and terror against us and against the United States and the world." Those were the stark terms that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used during an interview with NPR's Morning Edition to describe the deal that six world powers and Iran announced on Tuesday. He said the deal actually gives Iran two paths: It can cheat and circumvent the deal, or it can comply with the deal. Netanyahu argued...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran Deal 'Puts Us All In Danger' (ABC interview)

    07/15/2015 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 15, 2015, 11:48 AM ET | JUSTIN FISHEL and CHRIS GOOD
    President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran puts both the U.S. and Israel in danger, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ABC News a day after the deal was finalized. "I think this puts all of us in danger: Israel, our Arab neighbors, the Middle East as a whole," Netanyahu told ABC's David Muir, positing that Iranian ballistic missiles could threaten the United States. "I wish there was a better deal, I would have supported it," Netanyahu said. "I think to give Iran these capabilities is a grave mistake," Netanyahu said. Critics of the deal believe one of the largest American...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu to Lester Holt: Iran Nuclear Deal Poses Threat to U.S., Israel (Video)

    07/15/2015 8:52:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jul 15 2015, 11:15 am ET | Elizabeth Chuck
    "We think this is not only a threat to us. We think this is a threat to you as well," Netanyahu said, a day after Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., reached the historic agreement. "Iran has killed more Americans than anyone other than al Qaeda." "They're going to get hundreds of billions of dollars to fuel their terror and military machine," he added. "Iran is different. It's a zealot country," he said. "It's killed a lot of Americans. It's killing everybody in sight in the Middle East." Netanyahu contends Iran — long suspected of harboring enough enriched...
  • Netanyahu on Iran deal: The more you read it, the worse it gets ("filled with absurdities")

    07/15/2015 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 15, 2015, 8:50 am EDT | Avi Lewis
    Inspections clause is farcical, sanctions snap-back clause is incomprehensible, and a major Iranian terror chief, Qassem Soleimani, has been removed from the terror list, PM protests Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that perusal of the previous day’s nuclear deal with Iran yields a picture that grows ever bleaker. The agreement is “filled with absurdities,” Netanyahu said, scolding world leaders for caving in to Iran’s “charm offensive” and crediting Israel with leading the fight against an Iranian bomb. He called on the Knesset to present a united front in the fight against the “bad in every respect” pact. “The agreement...
  • Obama Not Waiting for Congress to Review Iran Deal Before Going to UN

    07/15/2015 6:49:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 15, 2015 | 5:03 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Despite a legal obligation to allow Congress to review the Iran nuclear agreement for 60 days, the Obama administration will press ahead with a U.N. Security Council resolution enshrining the deal, likely within days. “We will be introducing a U.N. Security Council resolution perhaps as early as next week,” a senior administration official told reporters in a background conference call from Vienna, hours after the final agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was announced. The official said the resolution wording had already been drafted in Vienna, with the U.S. in the lead. …
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Dismisses Bibi's Criticism of Iran Deal: 'Not a Serious Person'

    07/15/2015 6:31:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Zbigniew Brzezinki is the man who infamously recommended shooting down Israeli warplanes should they attempt to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. So when David Ignatius asked him today what he thought of Bibi Netanyahu's condemnation of the Iran deal, Zbigniew knew he was being teed up to unload on the Israeli PM. By Zbig's vituperative standards, his response was in fact relatively measured. Still, the utter disdain with which he regards Netanyahu was evident, calling him "not a very serious person" who can entertain Congress but is not good for Israel. View the video here.
  • Whip count: Where the Senate stands on the Iran deal (Menendez is only Dem leaning no so far)

    07/14/2015 5:26:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14 at 4:55 PM | Amber Phillips
    Current state of play Yes or leaning yes (34 needed to uphold veto, keep the deal): 24 No or leaning no (67 needed to override veto, kill the deal): 48 Unknown/unclear: 28 And now, the 100 senators ... Yes (1) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Clearly leaning yes, reserving final judgment (12) Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) Leaning...
  • Time to Call Obama and Kerry What They Are: Traitors

    07/14/2015 5:04:10 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 123 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | July 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    We have met the enemy and he is in the White House. The last time a feeble leader of a fading nation came bearing “Peace in our time,” a pugnacious controversial right-winger retorted, “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.” That right-winger went on to lead the United Kingdom against Hitler. The latest worthless agreement with a murderous dictatorship is being brandished by John Kerry, a man who instinctively seeks out dishonor the way a pig roots for truffles. John Kerry betrayed his uniform and his nation so many times...
  • Obama Makes His Case on Iran Nuclear Deal (NYT video interview)

    07/14/2015 4:33:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Today | Thomas L. Friedman
    The president added: “And what I’ve also tried to explain to people, including Prime Minister Netenyahu, is that in the absence of a deal, our ability to sustain these sanctions was not in the cards. Keep in mind it’s not just Iran that paid a price for sanctions. China. Japan. South Korea. India — pretty much any oil importer around the world that had previously import arrangements from Iran — found themselves in a situation where this was costing them billions of dollars to sustain these sanctions.
  • Iran deal is ‘most comprehensive and effective’ nuclear plan ever, says Ambassador Rice

    07/14/2015 4:27:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    PBS ^ | 6:40 PM EDT
    GWEN IFILL: We return to the news that dominated today, the nuclear deal with Iran. A short while ago, I spoke with Susan Rice, the president’s national security adviser. Ambassador Rice, thank you for joining us. One of our leading allies, Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, today called this deal an historic mistake. Why is he wrong? SUSAN RICE, National Security Advisor: Well, he’s wrong, Gwen, because this is actually a very strong deal that, when implemented, will cut off all of Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon in a fully verifiable fashion. We will have very intrusive...
  • Netanyahu: My relationship with Obama had no bearing on Iran deal (3rd statement of day)

    07/14/2015 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 14, 2015, 11:01 pm | Marissa Newman
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday evening said it was “absurd” to suggest that his relationship with US President Barack Obama had any bearing on the nuclear deal. In his third statement to the press in a single day, the prime minister said that without Israel’s efforts to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Tehran would have already broken out to the bomb. Israel will continue to work to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, he vowed. Netanyahu made a brief statement after exiting a security cabinet meeting, during which the ministers voted unanimously to reject the Iran deal “and determined that...
  • US Official Dismisses Israeli Concerns Over Iran Deal : No one Takes Netanyahu Seriously

    07/14/2015 3:34:09 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 59 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 14, 2015 4:19 pm | David Daoud
    A senior U.S. official dismissed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s concerns over the Iran deal on Tuesday, saying nobody pays attention to the Prime Minister anyway, Israeli Channel 2 news reported. “Nobody takes any of Netanyahu’s proclamations seriously,” the official said, “nobody listens to him.” During an interview with MSNBC, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also responded to Netanyahu’s criticism of the nuclear deal. Asked in the interview what he thought about about Prime Minister Netanyahu calling the deal a “historic mistake,” Kerry responded, “Well, he said the same thing about the interim agreement, and he was wrong.” Kerry called...
  • Germany's foreign minister criticizes Israel's opposition to Iran deal

    07/14/2015 3:17:39 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/14/2015 22:14
    BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticized Israel's opposition to a nuclear deal agreed by six world powers and Iran, saying the agreement will help contribute to security in the Middle East. "This is a responsible deal and Israel should also take a closer look at it and not criticize the agreement in a very coarse way," Steinmeier told German broadcaster ARD in an interview on Wednesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the deal as a "stunning, historic mistake" and said it would enable Iran to pursue a path to nuclear weapons. But Steinmeier said the basis for the...
  • Zarif: Israel Needs ‘Tension’ and ‘Conflict’ (MSNBC interviews Kerry and Zarif)

    07/14/2015 11:53:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Today | Ian Hanchett
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that he hopes the US’ behavior in the implementation of the Iran deal will “remove some of the compounded mistrust” and accused Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu of either needing tension, needing conflict, or seeing “peace as an existential threat” in an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell broadcast on Tuesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC.
  • Kerry: Netanyahu's Comments 'Way Over the Top' (goes on MSNBC to dig the knife in even further)

    07/14/2015 11:46:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 56 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1:14 PM EDT | Gil Ronen
    US Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's criticism of the nuclear deal reached with Iran as “comments that are way over the top" Tuesday. "What the critics of this plan never offer... is a realistic alternative," Kerry told MSNBC. "It's wrong for people to think this doesn't have long-term accountability." "Israel is safer" as a result of Tuesday's accord, Kerry insisted. "This is under attack by people who really don't know the terms of the agreement." Kerry said that if Iran fails to meet the requirements of the deal, all options remain on the table....
  • Obama Delivers Victory to Iran

    07/14/2015 11:22:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Today | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. I know, folks, there are a lot of people troubled and trying to deny the obvious for a host of understandable reasons. But the old saying, I guess, the old phrase is, "It is what it is." Iran nuclear deal. It is horrible. It is unmistakably, inescapably disastrous for the United States. There is no other way to sugarcoat it. Now, I know a lot of you are hoping against hope that the things you've heard about this that are bad for America are not true. I know you're hoping that some of the analysis of the...
  • Israeli Security Cabinet formally rejects Iran nuclear deal

    07/14/2015 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/14/2015 20:51
    The members of the Security Cabinet unanimously rejected on Tuesday evening the deal struck between world powers and Iran aimed at rolling back Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The forum agreed that Israel is not obligated by the terms of the deal.
  • In phone call, PM tells Obama that Iran can get bomb by sticking to deal

    07/14/2015 9:48:50 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 67 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 14, 2015, 12:30 pm EDT
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama hold a phone call concerning the signing of today’s nuclear accord between Iran and the world powers. During the call, Netanyahu expresses Israel’s deep worries relating to the deal, and two concerns in particular: that the deal enables Iran to produce a nuclear weapon after 10-15 years just by sticking to the terms of the deal, and that Iran can easily acquire atomic weapons by simply breaking the deal. Netanyahu also says he is concerned that Tehran will now have the ability to pump billions of dollars into its terror machine, which...
  • Ben Stein: Iran Deal Makes Chamberlain's Pact With Nazis Seem Trivial

    07/14/2015 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 08:35 AM | Melissa Clyne
    The nuclear proliferation agreement struck between Iran and Western powers “is a deal that is going to make Neville Chamberlain’s Munich Pact with Hitler seem trivial by comparison,” actor, author and former White House speechwriter Ben Stein said Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.” Chamberlain was the British prime minister who in 1938 made a deal conceding portions of Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler's Germany. Hitler claimed the region and went on to invade Poland. World War II broke out within a year. “This is a deal which basically paves the way for Iran to become a nuclear power...
  • 'Sheer insanity': Iran-deal critics go nuclear on Obama (Hillary blames George Bush for Iran)

    07/14/2015 9:39:43 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 07/14/2015 at 11:42 AM | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Criticism of President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran has been fast and furious. “I don’t trust Obama on this anymore than I trusted him on ‘if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,’” talk-show host Laura Ingraham told WND. She added, “Elections have consequences—from our health-care system, to the definition of ‘marriage,’ to our military strength, to now our national security, Barack Obama has, indeed, ‘fundamentally transformed’ America.” “This is sheer insanity,” Iran expert Clare Lopez told WND. “This agreement legitimizes Iran’s overt nuclear weapons program and provides both cover and funding for its clandestine nuclear...
  • Putin Not Only Loves Iran Deal, But Takes Credit for Helping Write It

    07/14/2015 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2015 - 6:05 am | Bridget Johnson
    With endorsements like these, how could Congress say no to President Obama’s Iran deal? Russian President Vladimir Putin, who can’t wait to heap more arms sales on the Islamic Republic: “We are certain that the world heaved a sigh of relief today,” Putin said in a lengthy statement praising the deal. “The negotiations supported by the UN Security Council and involving Russia, China, the USA, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iran and the European Union went on for many years. We are satisfied that the solution found is based on the principle of phasing and mutuality which our country has been...
  • Official Israel virtually unanimous in denouncing 'historic surrender' to Iran

    07/14/2015 1:28:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 58 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3:38 AM EDT | HERB KEINON
    The nuclear accord agreed upon in Vienna is a “historical capitulation of the West to the axis of evil led by Iran,” Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Tuesday morning. Hotovely issued her statement on the accord before it was formally announced. The short term ramifications of the accord are “very grave,” she said, adding that Iran will continue to spread terror around the globe, continue to destabilize the region, and take a giant step toward becoming a threshold nuclear state. “Israel will use all its diplomatic means to try and prevent the confirmation of the agreement,” she said, in...