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  • Peace and a new beginning are not on the horizon

    04/24/2015 7:47:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/15 | Corey Hunt
    Make no mistake: the war everyone fears is already here War must be averted. This is the appealing narrative, the glue that has held the theater of the Iran nuclear negotiations together for more than a decade as Western and UN powers try to talk it out with the Islamic Republic in Geneva. It makes sense, in its own right, as nobody should want a war—as in a confrontation where bombs are falling, cities are destroyed and a lot of people end up dead. The Obama Administration has been steadfast in presenting war as the only alternative to the marathon...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton speaks on the Senate floor about the Iran nuclear deal (15 minutes)

    04/24/2015 7:39:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 23. 2015 | Senator Tom Cotton
    April 23, 2015: Sen. Tom Cotton speaks on the Senate floor about the Iran nuclear deal
  • When Hostages Die

    04/24/2015 5:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Every American should join President Obama in his expression of condolences to the families of two hostages killed in January during a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan. Our prayers properly go to the loved ones of American doctor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid worker Giovanni LoPorto. But no one should sign on to the painful exercise of hand-wringing self-flagellation that the President felt compelled to attach in his Thursday morning revelation of the details. For about sixty seconds, his remarks looked like a rare example of an occasion free of political agendas. Even as he mused about the families’ pain “as...
  • Boehner: 'Not a time for excuses' for drone strike that killed two hostages

    04/24/2015 3:35:59 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 24, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Speaker John Boehner called for the Obama administration to provide "all the facts" in the U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed an American and Italian hostage held at an al Qaeda compound. Boehner, R-Ohio, said he also expects House committees to look into the incident. "As President Obama indicated, this is not a time for excuses," Boehner said after offering condolences to the families of American Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian citizen. "The president announced an independent review is under way and that is entirely proper," Boehner said. "We need all the facts for the families,...
  • Live thread: Senate to begin debating Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (3pm on C-SPAN2)

    04/23/2015 11:07:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    C-SPAN2 | today at 3pm
    Several Republicans are expected to offer amendments to strengthen the bill. Vote on the bill itself expected next week.
  • Editorial: Time for Senators to Step Up on Iran

    04/23/2015 10:00:43 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9:35 AM, Apr 23, 2015 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    As always, Winston Churchill said it best. Here he is on March 24, 1938, speaking less than two weeks after the Anschluss, the Nazi annexation of Austria: "For five years I have talked to the House on these matters—not with very great success. I have watched this famous island descending incontinently, fecklessly, the stairway which leads to a dark gulf. It is a fine broad stairway at the beginning, but after a bit the carpet ends. A little farther on there are only flagstones, and a little farther on still these break beneath your feet. ... That is the position—that...
  • Senate headed for raucous debate on Iran (could reach floor today)

    04/22/2015 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2015, 06:33 pm | Jordain Carney
    The Senate could move next week to legislation would create a congressional review process for a nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said Tuesday. “I think it could get here as early as Thursday,” Cardin said, when asked when the legislation would reach the Senate floor. “I don’t think there will be any floor action until next week.” Senators are expected to turn to the Iran legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), after they pass a bill to curb human trafficking and vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general. Corker and Cardin reached a deal on...
  • Why is Iran deal classified, locked in Senate office?

    04/21/2015 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | By Fred Fleitz
    A Senate staff member told me yesterday there is a classified version of the nuclear framework with Iran that members of the Senate are having difficulty assessing because it has been classified secret and is locked up in the Senate security office. I was told that few Senate staffers are being allowed to read this classified version of the framework. This revelation raises several serious questions about President Obama’s desperate effort to get a nuclear deal with Iran. First, this classified version of the framework agreement must be different from the fact sheet on the framework released by the State...
  • Kirk, Rubio Condemn Iranian Espionage Charges against Washington Post Reporter

    04/21/2015 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    kirk.senate.gov ^ | Monday, Apr 20, 2015 | Senator Kirk, Senator Rubio
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today issued the following statement condemning the espionage charges filed by the Iranian regime against The Washington Post reporter, Jason Rezaian: “It appears that Mr. Rezaian is being persecuted because of his profession as a reporter and his American citizenship. Freedom of press is a right that should be guaranteed to all individuals regardless of their nationality. We urge the Iranian government to immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Rezaian. “This case is just the latest example of the true nature of the Iranian regime. The Obama Administration should demand...
  • Obama Lied to Us for Years About How Close Iran Is to a Nuclear Bomb

    04/21/2015 12:51:17 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see where Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has an op-ed in the New York Times? I kid you not. The Iranian foreign minister is considered an ally by the New York Times op-ed page. You see, ladies and gentlemen, there is so much controversy over the Iranian nuclear deal that Obama's putting together that the New York Times -- hoping to facilitate things for Obama -- offers op-ed space to the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif. When you skim this thing, it looks like a regular editorial from the New York Times editors. Just like when old...
  • Iran refuses IAEA inspectors second entry to Parchin base (Video of Iran press conference)

    04/21/2015 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 8 hours ago
    Iran will not grant the International Atomic Energy Agency a second entry to the Parchin military base, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday. "Parchin is a military base," Behrouz Kamalvandi said at a news conference in Tehran. "They [the IAEA] have been raising the issue for years. It is important for their propaganda. They know we will not allow them to visit the Parchin base again, but they think raising the issue benefits the propaganda." Kamalvandi said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, while serving as Iran's chief negotiator years ago, had allowed the IAEA to enter...
  • Saudi-led Coalition Declares End to Yemen Campaign

    04/21/2015 11:39:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    Soviet Press Sputnik ^ | 4-21-2015 | Lavrov
    The Saudi-led coalition will now begin a new phase, titled 'Operation Restoring Hope', according to the statement of the Saudi defense ministry. Saudi-led coalition operations in Yemen are now entering a political phase. The airstrikes have eliminated all threats against the kingdom and the neighboring countries through the destruction of the heavy arms and ballistic missiles that were seized by the Houthi militias and pro-Saleh forces, according to a statement by the defense ministry. A coalition spokesman said the decision to end operation Firmness Storm followed a request from the Yemeni government.
  • The Corker Bill Is Worse Than Nothing (flips Constitution's 67 vote requirement on its head)

    04/21/2015 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Corker bill, I finally, folks, have completed my research into this. I didn't want to jump the gun on it. Andy McCarthy's exactly right; it's worse than nothing. The Corker bill is worse than nothing, and it is exactly what I assumed. I've been doing some examination of the Corker bill because Obama's out engaging in what is a treaty, but he doesn't want to call it a treaty. In fact, he wants to call it nonbinding, his deal with Iran, so that there will not be any Senate oversight. He doesn't want any Senate oversight, that's why...
  • Iran rejects US call for ‘anywhere, anytime access’ to military sites

    04/20/2015 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Press TV ^ | Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:37AM
    Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites. In a Monday interview with ISNA news agency, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) described Moniz’s demand as “not practical and acceptable.” Behrouz Kamalvandi noted that negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program “are still underway,” urging the other side to put forward its views during the talks. Kamalvandi stressed that Tehran will not undertake any commitments beyond “common laws and regulations.” Earlier on Monday,...
  • MIDDLE EAST CRISIS-OBAMA BUILT THAT

    04/20/2015 6:46:43 PM PDT · by Danny Jeffrey · 12 replies
    Fix Bayonets ^ | April 20, 2015 | Danny Jeffrey
    I am certain that most of my readers have heard the Joseph Stalin quote "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic." Only a totally heartless human being could have such an outlook. One such a man is Barrack Hussein Obama, and he is proving it every single day. Several years ago when fifty one percent of this nation were singing Obama's praises, a large portion of the remaining forty nine percent were saying that Obama was incompetent. I have never believed that; writing instead that his apparent incompetence was actually a carefully...
  • State Department Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ For Iran

    04/20/2015 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2015 2:20 pm | Adam Kredo
    Largest cash infusion to terror regime in recent memory, experts say The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called “signing bonus” for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds. Experts have said this multi-billion dollar “signing bonus” option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory. A cash release of...
  • The Human Condition Is in Peril All Over the World And Obama Says Climate Change Is Greatest Threat

    04/20/2015 11:28:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, it's absurd. Obama has said it again. Let's take a look at what's going on. We have ISIS murdering 30, at least, Ethiopia Christians, 15 by drowning, 15 by beheading. The FBI announced just this morning in Minneapolis that we're on the verge of a plague in this country of domestic Americans seeking to join ISIS because there's something romantic about it; there's something exciting about it. Their lives apparently are so empty that they are looking for excitement, they want to join ISIS. The FBI made a major announcement in Minneapolis this morning detailing this and...
  • Iran is on both sides of the table (Zero has caved to every Iranian demand)

    04/20/2015 9:33:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Monday April 20, 2015 | Richard Baehr
    It is a general rule of negotiations that you don't negotiate with yourself. This advice is intended to prevent one side from being the only party that offers bridging proposals or compromises, and continues to offer more even after every offer is rejected as inadequate by the second party. In such cases, the negative party simply waits to see how far the offering party will go, and whether it will eventually come around to fully accepting every demand. The offering party proves, by its succession of improved offers and its unwillingness to give up on the negotiations, to be the...
  • 3 New Dangers That Should Sink Iran Deal–But Won’t

    04/20/2015 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Apr 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    1. Iran is refusing to allow inspections at military sites. On Sunday, Iran rejected any international inspection of military sites that are thought to be developing nuclear technology, threatening war as a response to the idea itself. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has complained that Iran has not cooperated with its own requests for details about these sites. A deal that allowed Iran free reign at its military sites would be worse than a fraud: it would be a disaster. 2. Iran continues to threaten war against the U.S. and Israel. Several times in recent weeks, Iran has staged...
  • Israeli TV: Obama ‘president of Iran’ (Channel 2 graphic Saturday night)

    04/20/2015 7:48:03 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 19, 2015, 3:31 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Channel 2 gaffe comes amid acute tensions between US and Israel over nuclear deal Channel 2 news accidentally labels Barack Obama as president of Iran, Apr. 18, 2015. (Screen capture) Barack Obama is the president of… Iran? Channel 2 news accidentally bestowed that honorific upon Obama Saturday night when reporting on a press conference by the US president. The mistake, in an on-screen ID tag, came at a time when Israeli concerns over the US-Iran relationship are particularly acute. Ties between America and Israel have grown strained in recent months as Obama attempts to work out a nuclear deal with...
  • Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead (Kataib Hizbollah has body)

    04/20/2015 3:36:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:08pm EDT
    An Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said on Sunday it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein, who after the 2003 U.S. invasion was ranked by Washington as the sixth most-wanted Iraqi. The Kataib Hizbollah group published a video on Saturday showing its fighters undressing the body of the man believed to be Douri, who was laid out on a metal trolley, and snipping off a piece of his flame-red beard. "The final results prove that the body belongs to the criminal Ezzat al-Douri," the group's spokesman Jaafar...
  • Iran marks Army Day with cries of ‘Death to Israel, US’ (Video of annual military parade)

    04/19/2015 5:38:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 18, 2015, 6:54 pm
    Iran on Saturday marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well as a truck carrying a massive banner reading “Death to Israel.” A televised broadcast of the parade was punctuated by repeated cries of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” “If Israel makes a mistake,” the announcer on Iran television said during the broadcast, as heavy trucks carrying armored personnel carriers rolled past, “those in Tel Aviv and Haifa will not sleep at night, not one person.” Broadcast on national television, military brass and political leaders, foremost President Hassan Rouhani, attended the procession south...
  • Iran rules out inspections of military sites (again)

    04/19/2015 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 19, 2015, 1:46 pm
    A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guard’s deputy leader, said on state TV that allowing the foreign inspection of military sites is tantamount to “selling out.” “We will respond with hot lead (bullets) to those who speak of it,” Salami said. “Iran will not become a paradise for spies. We will not roll out the red carpet for the enemy.” Iran and six world powers — the US, the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia — have reached...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting (comments on Iran military parade)

    04/19/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    PMO ^ | 19/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting: "Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and around the borders of the State of Israel. Israel also views with utmost gravity the fact that there is no reference to this aggression in the agreement being made between the major powers and Iran. There is no stipulation that this aggression be halted, whether at the start of the agreement or as a condition...
  • Kyiv Lists Russian Military Units Allegedly In Ukraine

    04/19/2015 3:44:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | April 18, 2015 | Based on reporting by AFP and lugansk-news.com
    Ukraine's army chief of staff has listed for the first time some of the specific Russian military units alleged to be fighting against Kyiv alongside pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine. Viktor Muzhenko, in an interview published by Ukraine's Defense Ministry on April 18, said, "Regular Russian army troops are still in Ukraine" despite a cease-fire agreement signed in February which ordered the withdrawal of foreign fighters from the front line. Russia has repeatedly denied claims by Kyiv and the West that it is arming and sending troops to help separatists who have gained control of parts of the east. Muzhenko...
  • A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

    04/17/2015 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Pat Bchanan
    "Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?" This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest. The answer the authors give, in "Countdown to War: The Coming U.S. Russia Conflict," is that the odds are shortening on a military collision between the world's largest nuclear powers. The cockpit of the conflict, should it come, will be Ukraine. What makes the article timely is the report that Canada will be sending 200 soldiers to western Ukraine to join 800 Americans...
  • Israel analysts shocked by Obama’s comments on sanctions, S-300 supply

    04/17/2015 12:54:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 17, 2015, 10:50 pm
    ‘This is the new America. We had better get used to it,’ says TV commentator after president leaves door open to Iran’s sanctions demand, defends Putin’s missile sale Israeli analysts expressed shock and amazement Friday night at President Barack Obama’s stated openness to Iran’s demand for the immediate lifting of all economic sanctions, and his defense of Russia’s agreement to supply a sophisticated air defense system to Iran. There was no immediate official Israeli response to the president’s comments, which were made after the start of Shabbat in Israel, when politicians generally do not work. “Jaws dropped” around the studio,...
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Address by PM Netanyahu at Yad Vashem

    04/16/2015 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    PMO ^ | 15/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Seventy years ago, the bells of freedom rang out across the free world. The horrific nightmare that had engulfed all humanity in blood had come to an end in Europe. But the day the Nazis were vanquished was not only a day of relief and jubilation. It was also a day of great sorrow for our nation, and a day of reflection for the world’s leaders. Leaders of modern countries realized that it was a propitious time to establish a new world order based on defending liberty, eradicating evil and opposing oppression. They articulated the most important lesson of World...
  • Reporter To Earnest: Why Does Ayatollah Get ‘Benefit Of The Doubt,’ But Not Netanyahu? [VIDEO]

    04/16/2015 9:44:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:37 PM 04/16/2015 | Al Weaver
    During Thursday’s White House briefing, the Associated Press’ Jim Kuhnhenn interrogated press secretary Josh Earnest over the Obama administration’s unequal treatment of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kuhnhenn asked the White House flack why the Ayatollah is getting “the benefit of the doubt” from the administration over comments about the Iran deal last week, but Netanyahu does not after his comments that there would be no Palestinian state. JIM KUHNHENN: On Iran, with talks, I believe, scheduled to restart next week, I want to go back to something the president said on Saturday at a press...
  • Arab TV Commentators’ Claim: Obama Supports Iran Because His Father Was Shiite (VIDEO)

    04/16/2015 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 16, 2015 7:00 am | David Daoud
    In a Middle Eastern twist on the unproven conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is a Muslim, Arab media commentators have claimed that the American president is supportive of Iran because his father was a Shiite, media watchdog MEMRI reported on Wednesday. During an interview on Hiwar TV, broadcasting from London, Syrian writer Muhyiddin Lazikani said, “Barack Hussein Obama is the son of a Shiite Kenyan father,” adding that the “childhood memories of the man who rules the White House are Shiite memories,” influencing his pro-Iranian foreign policy stance. He noted that, “this is why he is so anxious for Iran...
  • UN nuclear inspectors in Iran to try to probe suspect site

    04/15/2015 10:59:52 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    TEHRAN, Iran - U.N. nuclear inspectors are in Iran on a long stalled visit meant to investigate suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear weapons, a charge the Islamic Republic denies. The official IRNA news agency is quoting Iranian nuclear spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi as saying that inspectors from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss “unresolved issues” surrounding a military site in Marivan, in western Iran. A 2011 IAEA report indicated that large-scale high-explosive experiments were conducted in Marivan, near the Iraqi border. Talks with the IAEA are parallel to Iran’s nuclear negotiations with world...
  • Netanyahu to Putin: S-300 missile sale to Iran undermines Middle East

    04/14/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/14/2015 19:09 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    PM tells Russian leader that the move would only serve to increase Iran's aggression and put the security of the Middle East at risk. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the sale of S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran would only strengthen its aggression and undermine the Middle. The two leaders spoke by telephone on Tuesday, just one day after Russia ended its five-year ban on the delivery of the anti-missile system, which would help strengthen Iran against a military attack. Russia that in light of the framework agreement between Iran and the six world powers to...
  • Live Thread: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Markup Hearing (2:15pm / CSPAN3)

    04/14/2015 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    CSPAN3 ^ | today at 2:15pm
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker (R-TN) leads a markup on a bill that would provide for Congress to review and approve any agreements relating to Iran’s nuclear program.
  • Tom Cotton: Obama's Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War (long interview)

    04/13/2015 7:54:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Apr 13 2015, 7:32 AM ET | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Goldberg: What is Obama seeking here, in your mind? Cotton: Well, I think he clearly wants to have a kind of grand rapprochement with Iran. This goes back to his actions in his earliest days, when he was silent in the face of [Iran's] Green Revolution, and even some of his statements in the campaign. Goldberg: What's wrong with wanting a grand rapprochement with Iran? Cotton: I would love to see that happen. As Secretary Schultz and Secretary Kissinger wrote, they've been in government when Iran was an ally, not just of the United States but of Israel. The Iranian...
  • Excerpt from PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the National Police Academy Dedication Ceremony

    04/13/2015 12:45:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    PMO ^ | 13/04/2015 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the dedication ceremony for the national police academy in Beit Shemesh: "There is no convincing explanation to the effect that the nuclear deal being offered to Iran is a good deal for one simple reason: It is a bad deal, a very bad deal. It is a deal that leaves Iran in possession of the capability to arm itself with nuclear weapons, that fills its coffers with a lot of money and that not only enables it to continue its terrorism and aggression in the Middle East and around...
  • Countdown to Israel Attack: Russia Lifts Ban on Missile Sales to Iran

    04/13/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Russia announced Monday that it will sell Iran advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles. The sale, which ends an embargo dating back to 2010, shows that President Barack Obama is rapidly losing control of the international consensus on Iran. It also sets Israel a deadline to attack Iran–since Israel has treated the S-300 system as a “red line,” and has attacked Syria several times recently to prevent advanced Russian air defense and anti-ship missile systems from becoming operational. Some Israeli analysts have recently suggested that Israel will only attack Iran if the regime’s nuclear program poses a direct and imminent threat–if the...
  • John Kerry: So far, Iran has lived up to its end of nuclear deal (lies continue)

    04/12/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12 at 12:20 PM | Wesley Lowery
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday morning defended the preliminary nuclear deal struck with Iran by the Obama administration earlier this month, saying during an interview with ABC’s "This Week" that, so far, “Iran has lived up to and lived by every requirement in that agreement.” The administration announced the framework of a historic nuclear deal with Iran on April 2, but in the days since, American and Iranian negotiators have provided different interpretations of what, exactly, was agreed upon. Kerry pushed back on criticism leveled by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said last week that Kerry was “delusional”...
  • Statement by PM Netanyahu (new 2 minute video in English)

    04/12/2015 9:38:51 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Netanyahu: Iran deal gives nuclear weapons to most dangerous terror state

    04/11/2015 2:00:20 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/11/2015 23:15 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Iran would be able to possess nuclear weapons under the terms of the framework agreement reached with the six world powers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Saturday night, adding that he hoped the deal would not come to fruition. "I truly believe that we are also talking about the security of the world.," he said, during a Mimouna celebration in Or Akiva, a coastal town in northern Israel. "The most dangerous terrorist in the world shouldn't receive the world's most dangerous weapons." "Therefore, we are committed to try to avoid a bad agreement and replace it in good agreement,"...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador BLASTS Obama Administration for Mocking Netanyahu on Twitter (Video)

    04/11/2015 12:57:22 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | jim hoft
    Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman slammed the Obama administration for mocking Prime Minister Netanyaho on Twitter.
  • EMP Nuclear Attack Fears Have US Reopen Cheyenne Mountain

    04/11/2015 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/11/2015, 9:03 PM | Mark Langfan
    Days after Iran deal, Pentagon acts fearing nuclear missile attack that would burn out America’s electronic-based defenses. The Pentagon has decided to reopen the Cheyenne Mountain Air Defense facility, which housed the heart of America’s air and missile defense of North America. The facility had been mothballed in a “cost-saving” move in 2006. Last week, Admiral William Gortney, head of US NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and US Northern Command, reversed that decision and announced the Pentagon was spending an opening ante of $700 million to oversee reactivation of the Cheyenne mountain-embedded facility. The reason - the Pentagon's fears...
  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows (Kerry on NBC, ABC, CBS to sell capitulation to Iran)

    04/10/2015 3:05:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 10, 5:30 PM EDT
    ABC's "This Week" - Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Laura Bush. --- NBC's "Meet the Press" - Kerry; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. --- CBS' "Face the Nation" - Kerry; Paul; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. --- CNN's "State of the Union" - Paul; Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.; former Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-R.I. --- "Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.; Mitt Romney.
  • Kirk Gearing Up For Iran Sanctions Vote

    04/10/2015 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 10, 2015 2:44 pm
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) is preparing to reintroduce legislation that would implement “crippling sanctions” on Iran following the recent announcement of a framework nuclear deal quick rejected by leaders in Tehran. Kirk, one of Congress’ chief proponents of new sanctions, told the Washington Post that Iranian intransigence would force Congress to seek greater sanctions. “It’s increasingly obvious that Iran has not agreed to a framework for a final nuclear deal, especially with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his minions continuing to reject the terms in the U.S. factsheet on the framework. It looks like we’re on track either...
  • Graham: Obama, ayatollah talking about two different Iran deals

    04/10/2015 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2015, 02:30 pm | Mark Hensch
    President Obama and Iran’s supreme leader appear to think they have negotiated different nuclear deals based on their public comments, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday. Graham, a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said the different public accounts of a framework deal suggest Obama has rushed into a tentative agreement with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. “The Ayatollah and President Obama appear to be talking about two separate agreements and unfortunately, I can’t say I’m surprised,” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. “President Obama wants a deal way too badly, and his...
  • Israel: Iran’s latest demands prove nuke deal unworkable

    04/10/2015 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 10, 2015, 9:53 pm
    The demand by Iran’s leaders for the immediate lifting of all sanctions on the day a deal on its nuclear program takes effect represents proof that the US-led powers are adopting an unworkable approach to thwarting Iran’s push to the bomb, Israeli sources said Friday. A day after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ail Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani insisted that there would be no deal unless sanctions were lifted on the day it went into effect — contradicting what the US says were understandings reached in a framework agreement last week in Lausanne — Channel 2 News said Israel regards the...
  • Marie Harf / Daily Press Briefing

    04/09/2015 2:36:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 36 replies
    State.gov ^ | April 8, 2015 | Marie Harf
    QUESTION: I don’t – so you don’t think – you reject the Kissinger-Shultz line that political restraint and the nuclear issue should be linked? MS HARF: What kind of political restraint do you think they’re referring to? QUESTION: Well, this is what they’re talking about. They’re – I believe that they’re talking about Iran’s destabilizing role in places like Syria and places like Lebanon and places like Yemen -- MS HARF: Right. So we have always said that once you start linking the nuclear issue, which is complicated enough on its own, with all these other issues, it’s really hard...
  • State Dept Downplays Kissinger/Schultz Op-Ed as Just 'A Lot of Big Words and Big Thoughts' (Video)

    04/09/2015 2:26:01 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    State Dept Downplays Kissinger/Schultz Op-Ed as Just 'A Lot of Big Words and Big Thoughts' (April 8, 2015)
  • Lights Out: State Dept. briefing plunges into darkness after Iran question (Marie Harf in dark)

    04/09/2015 2:22:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | RT
    Lights went out at the State Department, White House, Capitol and many other places in Washington, DC, in a puzzling series of power outages. Terrorism is not suspected, officials say.
  • Obama’s Gulf remarks draw strong reactions (citizens dismayed)

    04/09/2015 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 16:31 April 7, 2015
    Many dismayed by Obama’s lack of understanding of Gulf politics Dubai: Reactions among Gulf citizens to President Barack Obama’s comments on the region were disparate, covering the gamut between derogatory and laudatory, but shock and dismay were the strongest emotions. Obama in an interview said that Gulf countries had legitimate grievances about external threats menacing them, but insisted that the biggest threats they faced were “not from Iran” but from within. “They have some very real external threats, but they also have some internal threats — populations that, in some cases, are alienated, youth that are underemployed, an ideology that...
  • Israeli minister: ‘Non-deal’ fails to fully freeze or inspect Iran nuclear activity (full interview)

    04/09/2015 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Dave346
    Times of Israel ^ | April 9, 2015, 6:50 am | David Horovitz
    Rot set in when P5+1 stopped demanding Iran dismantle nuclear facilities, says Yuval Steinitz. But Lausanne framework doesn’t even halt Iran’s progress Israel’s minister of intelligence and strategic affairs, Yuval Steinitz, is at the forefront of his government’s very high-profile effort to expose perceived flaws and close loopholes in the world powers’ new framework nuclear deal with Iran. There’s just one problem, he says: There is no deal. In fact, there isn’t even a written framework. Asked for his overall assessment of a deal hailed by the US as “historic,” Steinitz responded with a sigh and the plaintive lament: “The...