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  • Biden Won’t Answer DWS Q On Iran Self-Inspections With Press In Room (Watch VP's pathetic response)

    09/03/2015 10:13:22 AM PDT · by Dave346
    Youtube ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | GOP War Room
    Biden Won’t Answer DWS Q On Iran Self-Inspections With Press In Room (September 3, 2015)
  • The Iran deal must be stopped, and we can do it (DC rally organizer)

    09/03/2015 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 03, 2015, 10:30 am | Jenny Beth Martin
    It seems the more we learn about the Obama-Iran nuclear deal, the clearer it becomes that it is a rotten deal for the United States and our allies. Americans by a 2-to-1 margin oppose the Iran deal and even high-profile Democrats in Congress are beginning to see President Obama’s folly in striking this deal with Iran. The deal is a complete “win” for Iran, a country that sponsors terrorism. One of the biggest weaknesses of the deal is that Iran has the right to deny international inspectors access to nuclear sites. So much for international oversight. The deal will also...
  • Nuclear Deal Calls for US to Defend Iran Against Israeli Attack

    09/03/2015 7:05:18 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 21 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/3/15 | STAFF
    .....under the auspices of the Iran nuclear agreement, if Israel were to attack the Islamic Republic, the United States would have to come to the Tehran's aid. ..."there is something in the Iran deal that people don't think really understand or know about. And nobody is ever to explain it that if somebody attacks Iran, we have to come to their defense."
  • Walk with the Devil: Evil Bargains and the Islamic State

    09/02/2015 6:32:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | Patrick Porter
    “My children,” President Franklin Roosevelt pronounced in his fatherly way in November 1942, “it is permitted you in time of grave danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge.” It was an old Balkan proverb. The bridge of his time was the war against Nazism — barbarism without limit — allied with imperial Japan, which was carrying out an Asian holocaust of its own. The devil, that day, was Vichy France. At the price of reaching an accord with collaborator Francois Darlan, Roosevelt purchased the cooperation of French forces in North Africa, an important shift in...
  • Israeli ambassador: Iran deal still ‘a danger to the world’ (LISTEN)

    09/02/2015 2:55:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    NJ1015 ^ | September 2, 2015 1:55 PM | Louis C. Hochman
    It’s looking like a lock. Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced she’d support the controversial nuclear deal between world powers and Iran — giving President Barack Obama’s administration enough votes to keep Congress from overriding it. As Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, spoke with Eric Scott of Townsquare Media’s New Jersey 101.5 Wednesday, he acknowledged that political reality — even if he didn’t much like it (listen to the full interview above). The deal, Dermer told Scott, is “a danger to the region and a danger to the world. This decision today and this announcement...
  • PBS’s Gwen Ifill Stands By ‘Take that Bibi’ Tweet (liberal media is gloating over Israel's "defeat")

    09/02/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 3:48 pm | Adam Kredo
    Gwen Ifill, the host of PBS’s Newhour program, defended herself from criticism after taking heat for sending a tweet that many users interpreted as a shot against Israeli Prime Minister Benjain Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted a message from the State Department’s official pro-Iran deal Twitter account claiming that the recently inked accord would significantly reduce Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon. “Take that, Bibi,” Ifill wrote in a message sent with the State Department’s tweet. Multiple users on Twitter quickly pushed back against Ifill’s message, claiming she was unfairly targeting the Israeli prime minister and revealing a pro-Iran bias. When...
  • Radio Host Calls For Race War: “It’s About To Go Down, It’s Open Season On Killing...”

    09/02/2015 12:11:12 PM PDT · by amorphous · 80 replies
    Shtfplan.com ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Steve Watson
    In disgusting audio broadcast via blogtalkradio yesterday, an individual who admitted affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement called for listeners to murder white people and police, declaring it “open season” for such executions.
  • Using Al-Qaeda linked fighters to battle IS could succeed: Petraeus

    09/02/2015 11:58:40 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    MSN.com ^ | September 2 2015 | AFP
    Former US military commander David Petraeus said Wednesday fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate could be used to take on the Islamic State group as he warned that his nation's hesitation to enforce "red lines" in Syria had damaged US credibility. The decorated four-star general said a controversial move to harness fighters from a group linked to Al-Qaeda -- which was responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks -- was "an option that has some prospect for achievement". Petraeus, who was feted for changing the course of the Iraq war in 2007, said the focus was not on cooperating with the...
  • Cheney: Obama Will Regret ‘Train Wreck’ Nuclear Deal

    09/02/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 5:00 am | Alana Goodman
    Deal ‘will never be forgotten in the Middle East’ Dick Cheney called the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran a “train wreck” that will never be forgotten and characterized it as a betrayal of U.S. allies in the Middle East during an interview with the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. “I cannot explain [President Obama’s] motives other than he thinks this is going to be a great legacy for his presidency,” said Cheney. “I think it’s going to be a train wreck, and he’s not going to want to claim it down the road. He’ll have to find a way...
  • Rally to Stop the Iran Nuclear Deal (September 9th at US Capitol)

    09/02/2015 7:34:07 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Eventbrite ^ | 9/9/15
    Cruz for President Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT) Washington, DC Join us on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, for a rally to stop a catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Featuring: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Donald Trump Glenn Beck Mark Levin Jenny Beth Martin
  • Merkel ‘Disappointed’ by Iran’s Attitude Towards Israel

    09/01/2015 6:58:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/1/2015, 6:45 AM | Ben Ariel
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that her country would welcome Iran’s participation in negotiations aimed at ending the civil war in Syria, but also criticized the Islamic Republic for its comments against Israel. […] Previously, most Western powers were reluctant to see Iran have any role in diplomacy over the Syrian crisis, as Tehran is the strongest supporter of President Bashar Al-Assad and has provided him with financial and military support. At the same time, Merkel added that Iran’s opposition to Israel needed to change. “It is not acceptable how Iran continues to talk about Israel,” she said,...
  • LIVE STREAM: Watch Stop Iran Rally LIVE on Tuesday Outside Senator Gillibrand’s Office (5:30 - 7:30)

    09/01/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Stop Iran Rally ^ | 09, 01, 2015
    Tune in live on Tuesday via the below LiveStream feed, direct from Senator Gillibrand’s office, at 780 Third Avenue. The rally is from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday evening.
  • Iran's Chief Judge: Attempts to Free Captive Americans 'Useless' (slaps down John Kerry)

    09/01/2015 7:56:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/1/2015, 2:46 PM
    Iran's judiciary chief has urged the United States not to interfere in cases of detained Americans, days after US Secretary of State John Kerry said a jailed Marine should be freed. Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani's remarks followed the fourth anniversary of Amir Hekmati's imprisonment in Tehran on what Kerry called "false espionage charges." Hekmati was visiting relatives in the Islamic republic when he was arrested. Larijani, quoted in Iranian media on Tuesday, said Iran examined legal cases "including those accused of spying for America, with absolute composure and dignity, based on duty and procedure." "The judiciary does not need American officials...
  • Democrat Congressman Echoes Munich: Iran Deal Will Bring ‘Peace In Our Time’

    09/01/2015 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7:56 PM 08/31/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Someone needs to buy Patrick Murphy a history book. The Democratic congressman from Florida, who is running for Senate in 2016, came out in support of the Iran deal Monday, unironically declaring the agreement between the world powers and Iran would bring “peace in our time.” “I believe deeply in the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel,” Murphy said in a statement. “This debate has proven to me that America and Israel are fortunate to have so many passionate, diverse voices who all want the same things: a nuclear-free Iran, a secure Israel, and peace in our time....
  • Democrat Rep.: Obama ‘Didn’t Deserve’ Nobel in ’09, But ‘Deserves’ It Now for Iran Deal (Lowenthal)

    09/01/2015 12:48:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 31, 2015 | 11:52 AM EDT | Craig Millward
    Speaking to fellow supporters of the Iran nuclear deal outside his Long Beach, Calif. office last week, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) said President Obama “didn’t deserve” the Nobel Peace Prize when he was first elected, but he “deserves it” now for the Iran nuclear deal. “This is a very complex world we live in. I’m just so grateful that we’re moving towards diplomacy and peaceful resolution of conflict, and the ability to have the most effective non-proliferation nuclear treaty with inspections,” Lowenthal told 200 activists on what they billed as a “No War With Iran Day of Action.” …
  • Madeleine Albright: Iran deal is a win-win

    08/31/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 11:50 AM ET, Mon August 31, 2015 | Madeleine K. Albright
    The United States and Iran have been locked in an adversarial relationship since the 1979 hostage crisis. Having worked for President Jimmy Carter, I viewed the country through the prism of that experience when I served in the Clinton administration. Nevertheless, as secretary of state I felt it important to explore the possibility of developing a less chilly relationship with Iran. During my time in office, we offered to engage in dialogue, but the Iranians were not ready. In the end, although we improved the relationship on the margins, we failed to make much of a dent in the thick...
  • A tally of how Jewish lawmakers are voting on the Iran deal (13 now support, 7 oppose, 8 undecided)

    08/31/2015 1:26:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    JTA ^ | LAST UPDATED: Aug. 31, 2015 | Ron Kampeas
    There are 28 Jewish members of Congress: 26 Democrats, one independent who caucuses with the Democrats and one Republican. Nine of them are senators and 19 are representatives. Thirteen back the Iran deal, seven oppose it and eight are undecided. Backing the deal Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, House Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Rep. Susan Davis, D-Calif., Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., Opposing the deal...
  • Khamenei Aide: Fighting the ‘Zionist Regime’ is Our Policy

    08/30/2015 12:18:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 8/30/2015, 6:05 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran is continuing its verbal attacks on Israel, with the latest remarks coming on Saturday by a close aide to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The aide, Seyed Mahmoud Nabavi, was replying to British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond’s recent remarks that Tehran has changed its policy on Israel, and underlined that fighting the “Zionist regime” is Iran’s everlasting policy. “Fight against the illegal Zionist regime is one of the immutable policies of Iran which has always been maintained,” Nabavi told the semi-official Fars news agency. He blasted Hammond’s comments and said, “Such words are incorrect since one...
  • Iran prepares fateful verdict on Jason Rezaian (verdict has been reached)

    08/30/2015 12:07:58 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/30/2015 12:33 PM EDT | MICHAEL WILNER
    A verdict has been reached in the trial of American journalist Jason Rezaian, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network reported on Sunday. "The verdict on Jason Rezaian has been issued, but has not reached the stage of announcement yet," Rezaian's lawyer, Leyla Ahsan, said in an interview with Iranian media. Rezaian, Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post, was detained on July 22, 2014 and imprisoned for nine months without charges. An indictment was ultimately revealed in April detailing charges of espionage and propaganda against the establishment. The United States has called on Tehran to release Rezaian, an American...
  • UK petition to arrest Israel PM for Gaza war crimes reaches 90,000 signatures

    08/30/2015 9:36:10 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    ABNA ^ | August 30, 2015 - 2:10 PM
    A UK petition to arrest the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes against Palestinian civilians has reached 90,000 signatures. The UK government was required to provide an official answer to the petition as soon as it gathered 10,000 signatures. It replied: “Under UK and international law, visiting heads of foreign governments, such as Prime Minister Netanyahu, have immunity from legal process, and cannot be arrested or detained.”
  • Sen. Merkley Joins Pro-Iran Deal Camp (31 Senate Democrats support deal, 2 oppose)

    08/30/2015 9:28:36 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/30/2015, 11:15 AM EDT
    Oregon's Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley on Sunday announced his support for the Iran nuclear deal. This puts the number of supporters of the deal at 31, just three short of the 34 needed to make sure that if Congress passes a resolution of disapproval against the deal and President Barack Obama vetoes it, the veto cannot be overridden by Congress. Merkley acknowledged that the deal has "significant shortcomings.”
  • Half of American Jews Support the Iran Deal. Why?

    08/25/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The more one knows about the Iran Deal, the more obvious it becomes that it is not a deal so much as it is a fraud. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a fraud is “something that is meant to look like the real thing in order to trick people.” That precisely describes the Iran Deal. Virtually every claim made for it is either not true or insignificant. There are no “anytime, anywhere” inspections, as Americans were promised during the negotiations.No American or Canadian inspectors will be allowed into Iran.The agreement obligates all the parties, including the...
  • Why not just give Iran the bomb?

    08/29/2015 3:20:41 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    I have a great idea for an update to the Iran deal that would save a lot of time. We should go ahead and provide Iran with nuclear weapons and also some ICBMs. This will substantially shorten the time necessary for them to develop or purchase them on their own. Doing this will also force President Barack Obama and his administration to deal with a nuclear Iran now instead of kicking the can down the road for someone else. The president will not be able to bask in the "look what I accomplished" light and then blame the next administration...
  • Side Deal (AIPAC's 5th TV ad blasts secret deal for Iran self inspections)

    08/28/2015 5:58:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9 hours ago | Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran
    Side deal (30 second TV ad)
  • Sen. Cotton to Visit Israel for More Ammunition against Iran Deal

    08/28/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 28th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Sen. Tom Cotton, one of the loudest voices against the nuclear deal with Iran, will arrive in Israel on Sunday for a week-long visit that can be assumed is aimed at arming him with more ammunition to try to shoot down the nuclear Iran agreement in the Senate. The Israel government announced: U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) will be visiting Israel from Sunday, August 30, to Saturday, September 5, 2015. During his trip to Israel, the Senator will be updated on strategic and diplomatic issues, as well as other major developments in the region. Senator Cotton, in office as of...
  • Cotton Statement on Reports that Harry Reid may Filibuster Senate Vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    cotton.senate.gov ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton
    Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statements on reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid may filibuster a Senate vote on the Iran Nuclear Deal: “First, the president did an end-run around the Constitution by refusing to submit the Iran deal as a treaty requiring a two-thirds vote of the Senate for approval. Now Harry Reid wants to deny the American people a voice entirely by blocking an up-or-down vote on this terrible deal. If Harry Reid has his way, Congress won’t even get the little oversight we were provided in Corker-Cardin. He is obstructing because...
  • Israel hits back at Swiss envoy's 'ugly act' in showing Netanyahu bird droppings cartoon

    08/28/2015 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/28/2015 22:17
    The Swiss ambassador to Iran's display of a cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being defecated upon by two doves was condemned as "an ugly act" by the Foreign Ministry late Friday. Switzerland expressed regret earlier Friday after Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the cartoon at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities. Haas spoke to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said the "questionable cartoon" was used without its knowledge. "The FDFA regrets the use of this cartoon and considers it tasteless," it said in a...
  • Switzerland says regrets envoy's display of Netanyahu cartoon (Europeans go insane post-Iran deal)

    08/28/2015 3:46:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:36am EDT | John Miller
    ZURICH - Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities. Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a speech to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel on Thursday. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said the "questionable cartoon" was used without its knowledge. "The FDFA regrets the use of this cartoon and considers it tasteless," it said in a statement. Haas' address came as Europeans race back to Iran, whose...
  • Obama: Opponents of Iran deal aren’t ‘warmongers’ (attempts to mend fences with Jews)

    08/28/2015 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 28, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama distanced himself Friday from his administration’s allies calling opponents of the Iran nuclear deal “warmongers.” “At no time have I suggested that somebody is a warmonger, meaning they want war,” Mr. Obama said in a webcast with U.S. Jewish groups. But he said if Congress votes to kill the agreement next month, military action will be likely against Tehran. “At that point we really don’t have options,” the president said. “We’re kind of flying blind. The logical conclusion is that for any president, me or my successor, to make sure that Iran’s not getting a nuclear weapon, I’m...
  • Report: Netanyahu’s US Confidantes Believe Congress Won’t Overrule Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/28/2015 12:02:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | August 27, 2015 2:04 pm | David Daoud
    U.S. sources close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have concluded that opponents of the Iran nuclear deal won’t secure enough votes in Congress to overturn it, Israeli news site nrg reported on Thursday. According to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, referred to familiarly as the “Corker-Cardin Bill” (after its two drafters, Senators Bob Corker and Ben Cardin), Congress had 30 days to review any agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 powers, and then vote on whether to approve it. That time frame was extended to 60 days when the international parties were unable to conclude a deal...
  • Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal

    08/28/2015 3:03:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2015 3:15 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obama will deliver remarks about the agreement and take questions from participants. The webcast is being organized by two major Jewish organizations that have held similar events with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. …
  • IAEA Says Iran May Have Built 'Extension' to Parchin

    08/27/2015 10:49:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/27/15 | Ben Ariel
    Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the UN nuclear watchdog said in a report obtained by the Reuters news agency on Thursday. A resolution of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Parchin file, which includes a demand for fresh IAEA access to the site, is a symbolically important issue that could help make or break Tehran's July 14 nuclear deal with six world powers. The confidential IAEA report obtained by the news agency says, "Since (our) previous report (in May), at a particular location at the Parchin site, the agency...
  • Radio Free Europe Flacks for Iranian Terrorist Commander (Obama regime praises Qassem Soleimani)

    08/27/2015 1:10:39 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Camera ^ | August 26, 2015 02:29 PM | Sean Durns
    U.S. tax-payer funded Radio Free Europe (RFE) recently echoed Iranian propaganda meant to show the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds (Jerusalem) Force, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in a favorable light. Soleimani has led Quds Force—designated a terrorist entity by the U.S. government—subversion and aggression in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. Entitled “Wanted for Terrorism, Commander of Iran’s Quds Force is Actually Kind and Emotional, Brother Says” (Aug. 25, 2015), an article on RFE’s website appears as part of the Persian Letters blog. The blog describes itself as offering “a window into Iranian politics and society…bringing under-reported...
  • National Survey (Only 8% Americans support giving Iran sanctions relief without Congress approval)

    08/27/2015 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    82% of all voters OPPOSE President Obama's plan to give $100 billion in sanctions relief within the next few months to Iran without the approval of Congress. 67% of all voters would NOT approve of a deal that does NOT allow independent inspections of Iran's military laboratories, no US monitoring of the program and no Americans or Canadians on the ground in Iran to inspect in any capacity. 64% of all voters think that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are only telling Americans what they think will help the agreement be passed by Congress. Only 19% think they are telling...
  • Nearly 900 US Rabbis Urge Congress to Reject Iran Deal (now approaching 1,000)

    08/26/2015 1:01:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/25/2015, 9:04 PM
    Nearly 900 American rabbis have signed a petition urging the US Congress to reject the recently-signed nuclear deal with Iran. The online petition hopes to garner 1,000 signatures by September 7 - the date Congress is set to vote on the agreement. So far 887 "ordained rabbis" from various denominations have signed. A majority vote against is almost inevitable given the Republican majority in both houses, but so too is a presidential veto, which Barack Obama has clearly said he will use in the event the deal is voted down. The challenge then for opponents of the deal is to...
  • Two Hundred Retired Generals, Flag Officers Call on Congress to Reject Iran Deal

    08/26/2015 12:22:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 26, 2015 2:02 pm | Alana Goodman
    Nearly two hundred retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress asking members to oppose the Iran deal, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The retired officers warned in the letter that the nuclear deal was “unverifiable” and would “threaten the national security and vital interests of the United States” by providing Iran a 10-year path to a nuclear bomb and handing the regime $150 billion in sanctions relief: In summary, this agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies. In...
  • Fake pro-Israel Democrats (One by one, they fall in line to Stand With Iran)

    08/25/2015 11:00:23 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Tuesday August 25, 2015 | Richard Baehr
    One by one, U.S. Senate Democrats are announcing that after much deliberation ‎‎(translated as arm twisting by President Barack Obama), they have decided to support the ‎Iran deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, despite serious misgivings. Each of the senators wants you to ‎know that they were personally wrestling with this decision for weeks, talking to ‎experts (provided by the Obama administration for the most part), reading the ‎agreement carefully, weighing and balancing risk versus reward. Each Senate ‎Democrat joining the charade of moving from indecision to decision, makes sure to add that they want to do everything to...
  • Re: Iran Deal Opposition by GOP, Matthews Sneers 'Why Not Just Turn It Over to the Knesset Then?'

    08/25/2015 2:06:42 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 24, 2015 | 9:13 PM EDT | Ken Shepherd
    Congressional Republican opposition to the Iran deal simply boils down to kowtowing to opposing by the Israelis, MSNBC's Chris Matthews suggested during a roundtable discussion exchange with Republican strategist John Feehery on the Monday edition of Hardball. "Why don't we just turn it over to the Knesset then?" Matthews sneered, in reply to Feehery citing Israel's concerns about Iranian-sponsored terrorism. "Why have even a foreign policy in this country?" But mere moments later, Matthews defended liberal Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), who is on record opposing the deal, by saying that of course he's "going to defend the interests of...
  • Iran Deal Scorecard (29 Senators Stand With Iran - please call undecideds before it's too late!)

    08/25/2015 12:58:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    16 on the Fence 29 stand with Iran 55 stand with America
  • Fox News staffers warn Trump to back off of Megyn Kelly after feud reignites

    08/25/2015 10:25:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2015 | AllahPundit
    Just flagging this so that we have an easy point of chronological reference for The Day Fox’s Trump Coverage Changed.The truce is over. I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015 "@bigpaulfla: @realDonaldTrump She has come back looking like Nancy Grace"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015 "@mstanish53: @realDonaldTrump @megynkelly The bimbo back in town . I hope not for long ."— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2015 Roger Ailes allegedly warned Trump two weeks ago that if he didn’t...
  • IAEA warns money running out to monitor Iran nuclear deal

    08/25/2015 7:29:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:45am EDT | Shadia Nasralla
    VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday it will run out of money next month to monitor implementation of nuclear accords with Tehran and asked countries to increase funding the costs of its Iran work, which will rise to $10 million a year. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said he had asked member states for contributions to ensure its work can go ahead. Under the agreement reached between Tehran and six world powers on July 14, sanctions relief for Iran hinges on IAEA reports on its past and present nuclear program. So far, costs for...
  • Paul The Brain Dead Krugman's Nobel Prize Winning Idea to spur Economic Growth

    08/24/2015 1:50:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/24/15 | Paul Krugman
    Paul Krugman is so frustrated by the lack of support for another round of stimulus spending that he's now calling for a fake alien invasion of the United States to spur a World War II-style defense buildup.
  • The nuclear deal with Iran and the implications for US security: A speech by VP Richard B. Cheney

    08/24/2015 1:24:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    AEI ^ | Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    President Barack Obama and his supporters have framed the debate over the Iran nuclear deal as a choice between accepting the agreement or opting for war, claiming there is no alternative to this deal. However, critics argue that the current agreement not only allows Iran to acquire a nuclear weapons arsenal, but also may bring the world closer to nuclear war than at any time in 70 years. As the US military budget is cut and the Obama administration diminishes America’s power and global role, will nervous allies in the region—worried about Iran’s rising power and the seriousness of US...
  • North Korea 'prepares submarine attack' on South Korea as crisis talks enter third day: live

    08/24/2015 7:30:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 06/24/15
    Seoul refuses to back down and demands apology from Kim Jong-un for landmine blast it claims maimed two soldiers - North Korea's state media - Korean Central News Agency - has just issued another Shakespearean tirade against the South, accusing it of "false propaganda." Quote They [South Korea] claimed the DPRK "promulgated a decree on establishing a donation system" and "the society in the north has turned into the one where loyalty can be bought and sold." They asserted this was a "reliable source" from North Hamgyong Province. They even took issue with the newly built Pyongyang Home for the...
  • Schumer May Save the Democratic Party

    08/23/2015 3:56:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/23/2015 | PATRICK H. CADDELL and DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
    The Iran deal has potential, both because of public opinion and the way the administration is positioning itself, to hurt Democrats in much the same way that the Iranian hostage crisis did in 1980 and 1981. Should New York Senator Chuck Schumer succeed in killing the deal, he will be saving the Democrats from what appears to be a grave political mistake. President Obama has branded opponents of the deal as either ideological extremists or ignorant. In his speech at American University, he compared the agreement’s opponents with Iranian extremists chanting “death to America.” He pointed out that most of...
  • Sen. Cotton Describes Iran Nuclear Self-inspection Provision As ‘Blair Witch’ Process

    08/23/2015 11:27:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    TBP ^ | August 21st, 2015 | Michael Wilkey
    The threat of a nuclear Iran places the United States and countries in the Middle East in an even more precarious situation, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. told the NEA Political Animals club meeting Friday. Cotton, who recently returned from a 10-day trip to Asia where he toured South Korea and Taipei, spoke to the group at the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce office on Nettleton Avenue. Cotton said he had an opportunity Sunday to tour the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, as well as met a South Korean soldier whose legs were blown off by a bomb made...
  • Rouhani Channels Obama: Only “Warmongers” and “Zionists” Oppose Iran Deal

    08/23/2015 11:16:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Washington, DC - While giving a speech to commemorate Iran’s Defense Industry Day on Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared that the nuclear deal agreed upon by world powers (US, UK, China, France, Germany) and the regime in Tehran only faces opposition from “warmongers” and “Zionists.” “By our own political power, we reached an agreement, which all countries around the world confirm,” he said. “Only the Zionist regime (Israel) and warmongers in the US are against it.” Rouhani’s accusatory comments follow the same theme as the remarks uttered by President Obama in defense of the deal as of late. He...
  • Retire the Myths; Women Are Ready for Combat

    08/22/2015 4:25:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 118 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-20-15 | Anu Bhagwati
    The defense secretary has an incredible opportunity to usher in the end of legalized sex discrimination in the military. As tens of thousands of women have proved over 13 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, women are capable of the combat skills necessary to fight alongside their male counterparts. The question now is whether to give women the opportunity to compete for coveted combat arms assignments, such as infantry and special forces. Since the Pentagon formally rescinded the combat exclusion policy in 2013, well over 100 women have successfully passed the Marine Corps’ enlisted infantry school and two female...
  • Britain paid the repair bill for its ransacked Embassy in Iran (embassy to reopen tomorrow)

    08/22/2015 3:57:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9:00PM BST 22 Aug 2015 | David Blair
    Britain has paid the full cost of repairing the damage inflicted by an Iranian mob on the UK Embassy without receiving a penny from Tehran, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Although Britain is still demanding compensation for the sacking of the embassy, the premises in Tehran will formally reopen on Sunday – and normal service will resume at Iran’s Embassy in London – without any money being contributed for repairs. The British Embassy and a separate residential compound in Tehran were looted by pro-regime demonstrators in November 2011. The crowd, which included members of the Basij militia, set the embassy’s...
  • Rouhani Threatens War if Nuclear Deal Fails

    08/22/2015 3:20:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    INN ^ | 8/22/2015, 9:00 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the country’s latest domestically produced surface to surface missile on Saturday, saying such weapons are necessary for “defense”—despite his nation’s active offensive actions throughout the region, most recently in proxy rocket attacks against Israel on Thursday. The Fateh (Winner) 313 ballistic missile has a 500-kilometer (300 miles) range and features more advanced sensors and technology, according to Sepah News, the website of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. […] “Iran’s strategy is based on defense and deterrence. The first line is diplomats and the second line is generals. Diplomats should be backed by generals. If they fail,...