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  • Iran says it needs more nuclear plants (20 more like Bushehr)

    10/21/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Azernews ^ | October 2014, 11:29 (GMT+05:00)
    Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the country needs 20 new nuclear power plants like the Bushehr plant. "Bushehr power plant currently produces 7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year," Salehi said, ISNA News Agency reported."Some countries have declared their readiness to construct new nuclear power plants in Iran." Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said they have been informed that Iran plans to construct 20 new nuclear power plants. Iran announced in June that it has reached an agreement with Russia to construct two more nuclear power plants. The two sides are negotiating...
  • Senator Mark Kirk: Congress Will Not Support ‘Obama-Khamenei’ Nuclear Deal

    10/21/2014 10:50:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 20, 2014 5:10 pm
    A leading United States senator has warned that the Obama Administration is heading for confrontation with Congress over its refusal, as reported by the New York Times, to allow congressional approval of a final nuclear deal with Iran. In a statement to The Algemeiner, Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) declared: “By threatening to cut out Congress from the Iran nuclear deal, the Administration is actually uniting Congress. We will not support an Obama-Khamenei deal that condemns our children to a future where the Middle East is full of nuclear weapons.” After the signing of the Geneva Accord with Iran in November 2013,...
  • Iran draws hard line on nukes (year of sanctions relief leads to dead end)

    10/17/2014 1:30:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 - 1:27 PM | Alireza Jafarzadeh
    The latest round of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program took place this week, pitting the United States and its European partners against the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. It seems safe to say that if Iran and the United States can’t come to a workable compromise this week, and it certainly appears that way based on what has already transpired, there will be no basis for a final deal on Nov. 24. But there are serious outstanding questions about what a viable compromise would look like. This was made clear last week, when Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s...
  • Obama: Boots on the ground for unseen Ebola, not for ISIS

    10/17/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    10/17/14
    Don't know where else to express this frustration, so I put it in chat. The Oval Office occupant is sending boots on the ground to fight UNSEEN virus Ebola....but won't commit to eradicating ISIS.
  • Spooks Dig For Secrets Of Saddam

    09/14/2002 8:35:54 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 183+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 9-15-2002 | Peter Beaumont/Ed Vulliamy
    Spooks dig for secrets of Saddam As Blair prepares to issue his dossier on Iraq's weapons, Peter Beaumont and Ed Vulliamy assess the quality of intelligence - and the difficulty of obtaining it Peter Beaumont in London and Ed Vulliamy in New York Sunday September 15, 2002 The Observer He is there at almost every official photo-opportunity with Saddam Hussein, a compact and wiry military officer, his khaki shirt rolled up to his elbows, a beret pulled across his brow. A heavy handlebar moustache hangs over a solid jaw, grey with a permanent five o'clock shadow. The recent prominence of...
  • Obama’s war on Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve

    10/15/2014 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-15-2014 | Olivier Knox
    Two months after American bombs and missiles began pounding fighters of the so-called Islamic State, President Barack Obama’s undeclared war in Iraq and Syria finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve. The Wall Street Journal had reported on Oct. 3 that the name had been considered and rejected, with one unnamed military officer saying “it is just kind of bleh.” The long search for a name had sparked a flurry of jokes on Twitter, where one leading tongue-in-cheek suggestion was that it be called “Operation Hey Wasn’t That My Humvee” – a reference to U.S. airstrikes hitting Islamic State fighters...
  • URGENT: ISIS seizes 3rd largest military base in W. Iraq and takes tanks, hvy weapons, supplies

    10/14/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | 10-15-2014 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    On Monday Iraqi military sources confirmed the fall of the military base of Hit, which includes a training camp and the base of the seventh division of the Iraqi army, after a major attack of the organization ISIS, using suicide car bombs and rocket-propelled grenades. The military sources said that “the organization ISIS attacked the army base in Hit, the third largest military bases in western Iraq, from several axes, and carried out a series of suicide attacks on the walls of the base by car bombs, as well as a missile attack lasted about an hour which led to...
  • Kerry: Iran deal isn't 'out of reach' (the delusions continue)

    10/14/2014 4:32:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 04:17 PM EDT | Martin Matishak
    A final deal on Iran’s nuclear program is still possible despite the difficulty of the negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. "I don't believe it's out of reach, but we have some tough issues to resolve," Kerry told reporters during a press conference in Paris. Representatives from the United States, Iran and five other world powers have set a deadline of Nov. 24 for reaching a deal. The countries extended the talks after missing a self-imposed July 20 deadline. "We need to continue to have some serious discussions, which we will, and we'll see where we are,” Kerry...
  • Top General Worries U.S. Army Getting Too Small

    10/13/2014 10:17:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog ^ | October 13, 2014 | Julian E. Barnes
    The Army’s top general said Monday that an increase in threats around the world requires that the U.S. rethink plans to cut the size of the American military’s ground force. The Army agreed – reluctantly — to cut the size of its force to 490,000 under the budget reductions originally approved in 2011. But as a result of subsequent White House-Congress spending battles and military budget reviews, Pentagon leaders said the Army has had to make plans to shrink even further, to 450,000 or even 420,000. But Gen. Ray Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, said Monday that...
  • Face It: You Can’t Stop Genocide Without Killing Civilians

    10/13/2014 1:45:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    By the time World War II was over entire cities had been devastated and hundreds of thousands of civilians had been killed by the Allies in one of the last wars whose virtue we were all able to agree on. The civilians were not limited to enemy German and Japanese civilians, but included French civilians in occupied territory, Jewish prisoners and numerous others who were caught in the war zone. To the professional pacifist these numbers appear to disprove the morality of war, any war, but they were the blood price that had to be paid to stop two war...
  • As Deadline Nears, Khamenei Lays Out Impossible Red Lines for Nuclear Talks (190,000 centrifuges)

    10/12/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | October 12, 2014 1:42 pm
    Some six weeks before the conclusion of crucial nuclear talks between P5+1 world powers and Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a Twitter feed he is believed to operate, posted a graphic laying out 11 non-negotiable “red lines,” beyond which his country’s negotiators would, presumably, not budge. “During the past year, Ayatollah Khamenei, in line with his support for the Iranian negotiators, has also stressed on the Iranian nation’s rights and has called it necessary to observe the red lines in the course of the nuclear talks,” the infographic, which was posted on Sunday, said. The talks with the P5+1 include...
  • Americans Are Over Messiah Act: New Comrades

    10/12/2014 4:59:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    rightmostofthetime wrote: It always troubles me to see posters make statements regarding physics that they only partially understand. I'm an AGW skeptic, but I cringe whenever people state that melting icebergs won't raise sea level (they will) and that CO2 levels have zero effect on global temperatures. It's clear that that computer models climatologists are using are inadequate, and that the scientists do not fully understand the Earth system, but arguments that use incorrect science are worthless, and just make people look foolish.- The Drum Circle Beats for "AmEriKaN" Climate ChangeDear Comrade Noneofthetime,ItÂ’s the experts who ought to feel foolish,...
  • The Fourth Horseman has Arrived

    10/09/2014 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Alan Caruba
    The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse as named in Revelation are Conquest, War, Famine, and Death “I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.” – Revelation 6:8 The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse as named in Revelation are Conquest, War, Famine, and Death. It is an apt metaphor for what is occurring in America today. Ebola is now raging in several African nations,...
  • As deadline looms, Kerry to attend talks on Iran nuke deal (trying to stall past another election?)

    10/08/2014 11:49:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 8, 2014, 8:43 pm | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee
    With Washington pressure rising, secretary of state heads to Vienna next week as target date for agreement on curbing Tehran atomic program nears America’s top diplomat is plunging back into Iranian nuclear talks, keeping one eye on the longtime US adversary and the other on political developments at home, as pressure rises in Washington for a deal ensuring the Islamic Republic cannot become a nuclear state. The prospect of a Republican takeover of the Senate means Secretary of State John Kerry will be on a tight leash with a late-November deadline approaching for an agreement. Kerry, European Union negotiator Catherine...
  • FBI Director: China Has Hacked Every Big US Company

    10/06/2014 6:28:40 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | James Cook
    October 6, 2014 James CookIn his first major television interview, the director of the FBI has warned that Chinese hackers have embarked on a widespread campaign of cyberwarfare against the US. Speaking to CBS' "60 Minutes," James Comey had the following to say on Chinese hackers: There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who've been hacked by the Chinese and those who don't know they've been hacked by the Chinese. When asked whether Chinese hackers were particularly good at gaining access to servers belonging to US companies, Comey said the hackers were not...
  • Israel police on alert to avert clashes as major Jewish and Muslim holidays coincide

    10/04/2014 3:29:12 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4 Oct 14 | Staff
    JERUSALEM – Israel police are on high alert to avert possible clashes as Jews and Muslims observe their faith's major holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap this year. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says reinforced police contingents are deployed across Israel. There are large Muslim minorities in four important Israeli cities: Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv twin city of Jaffa — Yafo in Hebrew — and also in Haifa and Acre. Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, begins at sunset Friday and ends on Saturday night. Eid al-Adha, a three-day holiday that starts Saturday, is an occasion for family celebrations...
  • Khamenei Calls for Muslim Unity for Israel's 'Annihilation' (while closing in on nuclear bombs)

    10/03/2014 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/2014, 1:29 PM | Ari Yashar
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday used his annual message to Hajj pilgrims heading to Mecca to insult Israel and call for its "annihilation." The speech comes ahead of Eid al-Adha on Friday, the Muslim holiday celebrating Abraham's "sacrifice of Ishmael" in an appropriation of the original Torah story, and like his speech for Eid al-Fitr in July was replete with unfounded barbs hurled against the Jewish state. "The conspiring enemy is aiming to stoke the fire of a civil strife among Muslims, to misdirect the motivation for resistance and jihad and to secure the Zionist regime and...
  • What Do You Call War By Any Other Name? Defeat

    10/02/2014 5:32:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Consumer spending went up last month but paradoxically consumer confidence in the interim has plunged to lowest level since May. Consumer spending was up 0.5% in August, above expectations, reports the Commerce Department, while the Conference Board reports that consumer confidence has plunged to 86 for September.What accounts for the paradox?War, that’s all.Previously consumer confidence posted the 92.4 for the previous month of August, a seven-year high. “Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said high equity values, rising home prices, and falling gasoline costs indicate that ‘confidence should be rising not falling,’" reports the Wall Street Journal. Well...
  • About Those AWOL Afghans

    10/01/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/1/14 | Michelle Malkin
    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don’t. The Pentagon, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security would like this story to be over and done.... Here are my nagging questions about another hushed-up national-security incident the White House would prefer to whitewash: Why were officials so quick to tell the public that these men were not a threat to the public? ... Where exactly were the Afghan soldiers who ditched Quantico found and with whom? ......
  • Ukraine Protestants Target of Russian Orthodox 'Jihad'?

    10/01/2014 3:04:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    CBN News Online ^ | September 30, 2014 | George Thomas
    SLAVYANSK, Ukraine - Peter Dudnik is convinced that the masked gunmen swallowing up large swaths of eastern Ukraine are a serious threat to evangelical Christians. Dudnik is a senior leader of Good News Church in Slavyansk, Ukraine. In an exclusive interview, Dudnik told CBN News the pro-Russian rebels "didn't treat Christians well because they consider the Orthodox Church far superior than any other church." "They also believe that Protestant Christians are American spies and since America is the enemy, evangelical Christians are also the enemy," he explained. ***Snip*** Not only did the Orthodox priests take over his church for services,...
  • Name That Operation?

    09/30/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Normally, when a President orders the military into action, the White House gives the operation a name to reference for the duration. Operation Desert Shield turned into Operation Desert Storm when George H. W. Bush shifted from deterrence to offense when Saddam Hussein refused to pull out of Kuwait. The operational name for the 2003 invasion ordered by George W. Bush was called Operation Iraqi Freedom, paralleling the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan’s Operation Enduring Freedom after the 9/11 attacks. Bill Clinton named the brief 1998 missile attack on Iraq Operation Desert Fox. That operation lasted all of four days, but...
  • The House of the Usher

    09/30/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-30-14 | Richard Fernandez
    According to Robert Sczcerba, a health technology venture capitalist and former director of life sciences at Lockheed Martin, the greatest health technology danger is the cacaphony of beeps that attend medical devices in every hospital. Because if everything is a priority then nothing is. He writes: Have you ever stood in line at a fast food restaurant listening to a loud, persistent beeping from the kitchen’s deep fryer? If so, you’ve probably wanted to yell, “Hey, could somebody get the fries, or press a button to make that stupid dinging stop?” The employees, meanwhile, have long since stopped paying attention...
  • The U.S. is Becoming a Weaker Nation

    09/30/2014 11:46:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/14 | Alan Caruba
    Obama’s combination of ideology and ignorance The news that the U.S. Air Force, joined at long last by some of the Arab nations most threatened by the Islamic State (ISIS), began bombing their headquarters and military sites in Syria was long overdue, but welcome. It took time because Obama had originally dismissed ISIS as a threat. It no doubt took time to get Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia to team with the U.S., but missing from the action is Turkey that borders Syria and Egypt. Turkey has become increasingly Islamist, but appears determined to stay out...
  • Why worry about ‘no boots’ when Obama’s heart isn’t in the battle against radical Islam?

    09/30/2014 10:17:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/14 | Judi McLeod
    With Obama MIA in almost 60 percent of his PDB, where is he getting his information? Aside from the Arabs, who would back him 100 percent, Western leaders signing up for the ragtag coalition to take on ISIS, should be asked by their masses why they would send soldiers into a battle led by a pretend general who plays AWOL at 60 percent of his intelligence sessions. For whatever his reasons, President Barack Obama has blundered into the mideast war with no intel in his strategy arsenal.
  • US disagrees with Netanyahu on Iran, ISIS and Hamas (US ambassador yawns during speech)

    09/30/2014 4:38:16 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/30/2014 07:49 | Michelle Malka Grossman
    The US State Department said Monday in a press conference that it disagrees with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's assertion during his UN speech on Monday that "ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree." "Obviously, we’ve designated both as terrorist organizations, but ISIL poses a different threat to Western interests and to the United States," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. "And that’s just a fact." Later on in the speech, Netanyahu said that Iran is still a great threat to Israel's existence. He also warned that Iran is not actually willing to give up nuclear weapons but...
  • Deadly spin game - Iran’s nukes just keep on going

    09/29/2014 2:24:14 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:05 AM
    The Obama administration looks set to go weak in the knees in life-or-death negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. From the start, the United States and its allies have pressed the mullahs to disable all but about 1,500 of their centrifuges. The logic: With that many machines in operation, should Tehran flip the switch to begin enriching weapons-grade nuclear material, the process of amassing enough uranium for an atom bomb would take a year. Cold comfort, but better than nothing. All the while, Iran has insisted that it needs all 9,400 of its spinning centrifuges, which, of course, ha ha, it...
  • Netanyahu: To defeat ISIS and let Iran have nuclear arms is to win the battle and not the war

    09/29/2014 10:42:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/29/2014 18:46 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the UN general assembly on Monday in New York and warned the crowd of the threat of radical militant Islam. He said that the Arab world, for the first time, was beginning to recognize the benefit in aligning themselves with Israel and seeing they have a common enemy. He also said that he is willing to make a "historic compromise" with the Palestinians. The prime minister spoke in his speech of the correlation between Hamas and ISIS, saying the two are "branches from the same poisonous tree." He warned that the escalation of the radical...
  • When it comes to the non-war against ISIS, Obama’s boots are unlaced

    09/29/2014 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/14 | Judi McLeod
    Obama’s mettle as a leader of the airstrikes in the non-war against Caliphate-seeking radical Islam When it comes to the non-war against ISIS, Obama’s boots are unlaced In order to maintain their ill-gotten control over the masses, Marxists like Obama work to keep people in the dark, in a world of make-believe and surrealism. In this make-believe world jihadists become jayvees. Obscene acts of terrorism like a beheading in an Oklahoma food plant and mass murders at Ford Hood get to be identified as “workplace violence”; war is not war if there are no boots on the ground. But when...
  • Obama mulls deal with devil as Iran proposes nuclear pact

    09/28/2014 9:45:34 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | 1:18am | Michael Goodwin
    <p>The mullahs and their so-called moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, are playing a devilish game by trying to win a pass on their nukes in exchange for helping combat ­Islamic State.</p> <p>Rouhani said at the UN that a ­nuclear deal would result in a “greater focus on some very important ­regional issues — such as combating violence and extremism in the region.”</p>
  • White House pans ‘unfair’ magazine cover with Obama in Bush’s flight suit

    09/27/2014 4:42:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-27-14 | Dave Boyer
    The White House is bristling at the suggestion that President Obama is becoming more warlike and, therefore, more like his predecessor, George W. Bush. At the White House press briefing on Friday, reporters asked presidential spokesman Josh Earnest for his reaction to the cover photo of the Economist magazine, which depicts Mr. Obama in the flight suit worn by Mr. Bush during the Iraq war in 2003, with the new caption “Mission Relaunched.” It’s a reference to Mr. Obama renewing the war against Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. But Mr. Earnest called “unfair” the suggestion that the president...
  • Iran nuclear talks yield no progress, French FM says (while US keeps easing sanctions)

    09/26/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 26, 2014, 4:26 pm
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday that six-power talks with Iran being held at the United Nations had failed to yield progress on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program. “At this time as I speak, there is no significant progress,” Fabius told journalists on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. “We were due to have a meeting this morning of the P5+1 on one side and the Iranians on the other but because of a lack of progress, this meeting (had) to be called off,” Reuters quoted him saying. Israel, meanwhile, voiced vociferous objections to a reported American proposal to...
  • A Basket of Snakes

    09/26/2014 6:12:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. "War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision." So said Gen. MacArthur in some of the wisest counsel the old soldier ever gave his countrymen. Yet, "prolonged indecision" would seem the essence of the war the president has begun to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State. For, following only one night of bombing in Syria, Gen. Bill Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs, asked to estimate how long this new war would last,...
  • Rouhani ties Iran cooperation on Mideast violence to nuke deal

    09/25/2014 1:07:20 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2014 (4 hours ago)
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday sought to leverage the crisis in the Middle East to ease sanctions on his country as part of nuclear talks, suggesting during a United Nations address that security cooperation between Iran and other nations could only occur if they struck a favorable nuclear deal. The Iranian president, meanwhile, sought to lay the blame for raging violence in the Middle East at the feet of western nations. He strongly condemned terrorism and described it as a serious threat, but also said the West’s “blunders” in the region have created a “haven for terrorists and extremists.”...
  • Anti-war protesters take to S.F. streets to condemn U.S. bombing

    09/25/2014 7:08:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Kale Williams
    A loud but peaceful group of protesters descended on downtown San Francisco on Wednesday evening to voice their opposition to recent air strikes in Iraq and Syria. The group, which numbered above 50 at its peak, gathered for about an hour near the corner of Powell and Market streets around 5:30 PM. Speakers came to the microphone blasting the Obama administration for what they called the most recent in a long string of unnecessary and costly military interventions in a region halfway around the world. “Millions upon millions upon millions of dollars are being spent to kill people in countries...
  • Barack Obama: War is Peace

    09/25/2014 5:32:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/25/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Ministry of Truth has spoken, now go home, prepare for the next election. Don't worry, your votes will still be bought with more federal gifts from the treasury War is hellaciously beneficial to a struggling Presidency. And the hard left progressive political establishment in the United States knows how to wage a good war. Just take a look at their successes regarding domestic warfare. They have waged a war on drugs, and a war on poverty, and the poor are on the verge of surrender! As for using the military in...
  • What if everything we've done in Iraq has been a mistake?

    09/24/2014 10:08:04 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 134 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    What if Iraq is not a country of people with common cultures and interests and generally accepted borders, but rather an amalgam of warring groups cobbled together by British and American diplomats? What if only a strongman like Hussein — however evil and ill suited for government by Western standards — can keep peace and stability in an artificial country like Iraq?
  • Walid Shoebat on what’s really going on with ISIS and why US airstrikes don’t matter

    09/24/2014 7:49:27 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | Sept 24, 2014 | The right scoop
    Michael Savage had Walid Shoebat on yesterday to talk about the US airstrikes against ISIS in Syria as well as the bigger picture of what’s really going on with ISIS in relation to Turkey, Iran and other countries in the Middle East. And it’s a perspective you won’t get anywhere else. And it’s a perspective you won’t get anywhere else. I’m not a big fan of Savage but he’s one of the only nationally syndicated shows that gives Walid Shoebat a voice and he recognizes that Walid is an expert that should be recognized even by governments. Listen:
  • In first talks since 1979, UK and Iran to discuss IS (Cameron to meet Rouhani)

    09/23/2014 11:37:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 23, 2014, 8:51 pm | Katherine Haddon
    LONDON (AFP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold talks on Wednesday with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani over unrest in Iraq and Syria, officials said, announcing the first meeting between the countries’ leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The talks will occur on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. They come as Western powers seek to build support for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which holds swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and which has beheaded two US journalists and a British aid worker. Britain has had tense ties with...
  • Biden 2012: Romney Wants to Go to War with Syria

    09/23/2014 9:03:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    The National Review ^ | 09/23/14 | Ian Tuttle
    “He [Romney] said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home,” Biden told an audience in York, Penn., on September 2, 2012. “He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.” Biden also scoffed at Romney for his tough talk about Russia: “He wants to move from cooperation to confrontation with Putin’s Russia. And these guys say the president’s out of touch?”
  • WAR!: WHOSE CALL IS IT?

    09/23/2014 8:48:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Mike Foil
    You may, as in our case, openly state that we are not at war with the declared enemy. But, nonetheless, you are at war President Obama and his administration have been adamant that he is not taking America back to another war in the Middle East. Earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry stated, in a CNN interview, that our planned attack on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not a war but is a “...very significant counter-terrorism operation…” We have begun air strikes on ISIS in Iraq and now in Syria. We are training and...
  • America’s Public Opinion and Going to War

    09/23/2014 7:39:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 43 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The libertarian think tank Cato Institute held a debate on American public opinion and going to war, featuring professors Adam Berinksy of MIT, Ohio State’s John Mueller, the University of Exeter’s Jason Reifler and Trevor Thrall of George Mason University. code pink at senate hearing Mueller began the discussion and focused on how American public opinion was polled during the “four, long ground wars” since World War II. He observed that support for wars has gone progressively down through the years. The Vietnam, Korea, and Iraq and Afghanistan military campaigns had a brief spike of approval in the beginning of...
  • Breaking: Video of U.S. Airstrikes on Islamic State Targets in Raqqa, Syria

    09/22/2014 11:59:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 24 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 23, 2014 | Step Agency News
    Step Agency News in Syria posts this video purportedly of the first U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Raqqa, Syria.
  • Iran’s Rouhani leaves for New York to attend UN GA session

    09/22/2014 8:56:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Azernews ^ | 22 September 2014 (6 hours ago) | Sara Rajabova
    The Iranian president left Tehran for New York on September 22 to attend the 69th Annual Meeting of the UN General Assembly. Hassan Rouhani is expected to deliver his speech at the meeting on September 25, IRNA news agency reported. It will be Rouhani's second visit to New York since he took the office last year. Rouhani paid his first visit to New York to attend the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. Prior to his departure to New York, Rouhani met with the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on September 21. Iranian officials earlier said any possible meeting...
  • Faith, Fanaticism, and Fantasy in the Middle East

    09/17/2014 3:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Cliff May
    “God created war,” theorized Mark Twain, “so that Americans would learn geography.” That’s as true today as it was two centuries ago. How many of us would be able to find Yemen, Somalia and Mali on a map if not for the conflicts raging in those lands? These days war also presents an opportunity to learn a little history and theology. But to do that, you have to separate the factual from the fanciful. In his primetime address to the nation last week, President Obama acknowledged that in the current era, “the greatest threats come from the Middle East and...
  • Obama's Dumb, Rash and Unilateral War: Don't Buy the President's Lame Excuses for Attacking ISIS

    09/17/2014 3:16:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    A few years ago, when President Obama unilaterally decided to get involved in Libya's civil war, he argued that he did not need approval from Congress because bombing military targets does not constitute "hostilities" under the War Powers Resolution. That argument was so laughable that even the war's supporters in Congress and the press, not to mention Obama's own Office of Legal Counsel, rejected it. For a while last week, it seemed the Obama administration was trying out a variation on that claim as an excuse for the newly expanded military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...
  • Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support

    09/17/2014 2:36:43 PM PDT · by Krosan · 14 replies
    VOA ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mark Snowiss
    WASHINGTON— The commander of Ukraine’s famed Donbas Battalion, Semen Semenchenko, is in Washington this week to lobby U.S. officials for stepped-up non-lethal aid and possible West Point training for his men. Semenchenko, who was recently wounded during an attack on the eastern city of Ilovaysk and walks with a cane, arrived just ahead of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Thursday visit to the U.S. capital, where he will speak to a joint session of Congress and meet with his counterpart, Barack Obama. The Ukrainian leader will make the case to lawmakers and the president to expedite assistance for his badly outgunned...
  • No Boots Promise to USAF??

    09/17/2014 10:36:40 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 47 replies
    9/17/14 | Originalbuckeye
    Did Bammy really assure that the USAF would not be asked to put boots on the ground in Iraq?
  • Obama is Rushing Into War Against Islamic State

    09/17/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war. Obama didn't merely ignore the threat of Islamic State for the better part of a year, he ridiculed the notion the terror group was anything but a "jayvee team." Now suddenly, he wants to go to war. Sort of. The administration has struggled with the W-word. The president had to try several times to articulate a...
  • The War on Poverty After 50 Years (has cost tax payers to date $22 Trillion)

    09/16/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 46 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 15 ,2014 | Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
    This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”[1] Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in...
  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS… On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>