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  • Iran: Obama Admin Lying About Nuclear Deal for ‘Domestic Consumption’

    07/30/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | dam Kredo
    Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details of the recent nuclear accord in order to soothe fears among U.S. lawmakers and Americans about the implications of the deal, which will release billions of dollars to the Islamic Republic while temporarily freezing its nuclear program, according to reports from Iran’s state-controlled media.
  • Kerry: We Don't Have 'Access' to the 'Actual Agreement' on Iran Side Deals

    07/30/2015 6:45:06 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted he does not have “access” to the secret deal between the IAEA and Iran on the enforcement of inspections and has only been briefed on the agreements when pressed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX). Partial transcript: KERRY: “No I haven’t seen it. I’ve been briefed on it. And –” POE: “–But you haven’t read it, you haven’t seen it.” KERRY: “No because it’s in the possession of the IAEA.” POE: “Are you going to read it?” KERRY: “We don’t have access...
  • Kerry: ‘I Have No Specific Knowledge of a Plan by Iran to Actually Destroy Us’

    07/30/2015 9:29:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 8:40 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he does not know whether the Iranian regime truly wants to destroy America, but views its policy as one “of opposition to us and of great enmity.” When Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday to defend the Iran nuclear agreement, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) asked him about Tehran’s policy in the light of the “death to America” chants common at events presided over by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hasan Rouhani. […] “Do you think it’s their policy to destroy us?” (Poe said.) “I think they have a...
  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 101 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • ISIS preparing to attack India to provoke confrontation with the US, says report

    07/30/2015 2:53:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Mumbai DNA India ^ | July 29, 2015
    "The document warns that 'preparations' for an attack in India are underway and predicts that an attack will provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America," the report said. The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror. An investigative story published yesterday by the USA Today and reported by American Media Institute refers to a 32- page Urdu document obtained from a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani...
  • Sunni Arab Nations Are Israel's Allies,' Says Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General

    07/30/2015 12:10:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 30, 2015
    The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s Sunni Arab nations “Israel’s allies.” Gold used the term twice in a presentation Wednesday in New York focused on the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal. “What we have is a regime on a roll that is trying to conquer the Middle East,” Gold said of Iran, “and it’s not Israel talking, that is our Sunni Arab neighbors — and you know what? I’ll use another expression – that is our Sunni Arab allies talking.” Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and a longtime...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Gets Support of House Israel Backer, Sander Levin

    07/29/2015 8:31:30 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28 2015
    WASHINGTON — Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member now in the House, said Tuesday that he would support the Iran nuclear accord, lending a hefty voice of approval in a chamber deeply skeptical of the deal. “Israel’s security has and always will be of critical importance to me and our country,” Mr. Levin said in a lengthy statement explaining his decision. “I believe that Israel, the region and the world are far more secure if Iran does not move toward possession of a nuclear weapon. I believe the agreement is the best way to...
  • Kasich Wouldn't Cancel Iran Deal, Would Send Troops To Fight ISIS

    07/29/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Shahien Nasiripour
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, suggested that he wouldn't immediately revoke President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran if he were to be elected president. But he would send U.S. ground troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State, the radical group known as ISIS or ISIL that has taken control of a huge swath of Syria and Iraq.
  • Democratic lawmaker announces opposition to Iran deal

    07/29/2015 4:28:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Times of israel ^ | 7/29/15 | REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL
    NY’s Meng is among first members of her party to buck administration pressure, declare plans to vote against agreement. WASHINGTON — Hours after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that he believes he has enough Democratic votes to support a presidential veto should the Iran deal be voted down, a Democratic lawmaker announced Wednesday afternoon that she was opposed to the agreement signed earlier this month. Rep. Grace Meng, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its subcommittee on the Middle East, wrote in a statement, “I strongly believe the world could and should have a better deal than...
  • Sheik in Al-Aqsa Mosque Address: The Caliphate Will Eliminate the West in Its Entirety

    07/29/2015 4:31:40 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 16 replies
    Memri tv ^ | 7/24/15
    During an address delivered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 24, Sheik Ahmad Al-Dweik said that Allah had promised to restore the Islamic Caliphate and that it would "fight the U.S. and bring it down" and would "eliminate the West in its entirety." Following are excerpts: Ahmad Al-Dweik: We say to Iran, to the U.S., and to others: Allah has promised to grant victory and honor to this Islamic nation. Allah has promised to restore the Islamic Caliphate, whether the U.S., Iran, and the regional powers like it or not. Oh Muslims, you should know that this is the promise...
  • I believe Iran and Saudi Arabia, not John Kerry

    07/29/2015 7:46:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ethel C. Fenig
    While Secretary of State John Kerry was busy blaming Israel for questioning the Iran deal thus potentially destroying his chances of winning the Nobel Peace Prize he feels he so richly deserves, Iran was busy confirming why Kerry deserves the Nobel Sucker Prize or the Nobel Prize for Endangering the World By Nuclear Iran. Speaking publicly at a think tank, Kerry cleverly shifted the failure of his deadly crowning achievement to the tried and true usual victims -- the Israelis, the Jews. [SNIP] Saudi Arabia's King Salman backs Israel over Iran nuclear deal concerns King Salman of Saudi Arabia voiced...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’ (per Afghan gov’t sources)

    07/29/2015 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29/07/2015
    The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, Afghan officials say, but the militant group has not commented on the claim. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released. A Taliban spokesman contacted by the BBC said the group would issue a statement shortly. There have been several reports of Mullah Omar’s death in the past. However, this is the first to be confirmed by top sources in the Afghan government. …
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • (LEAD) Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official

    07/29/2015 3:43:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/07/29
    (LEAD) Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen traced to N. Korea: official 2015/07/29 18:16 (ATTN: UPDATES with comment by South Korean official; ADDS background) SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- Scud missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels in recent months came from North Korea, a South Korean intelligence official said Wednesday, in the latest case that illustrated North Korea's support for the weapons programs of some countries in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has shot down about 40 percent of some 20 Scud missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, said the official, who is familiar with the...
  • John Bolton: The consequences of a bad Iran deal

    07/28/2015 6:59:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 28, 2015 | By John Bolton
    President Barack Obama has made an art form of attacking his opponents rather than substantively defending his own policies, most recently regarding the Vienna agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Essentially, Obama argues that we must either accept his wretched deal or go to war to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. As is typical, Obama posits the wrong choice, apparently to distract from the unpleasant reality that the agreement won’t work. It will not prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. So the real choice we are faced with is dealing with the consequences of military action or the consequences of...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea completes upgrade of rocket site, shows no signs of launch preparations yet

    07/29/2015 3:26:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/07/29 | Chang Jae-soon
    (LEAD) N. Korea completes upgrade of rocket site, shows no signs of launch preparations yet (ATTN: RECASTS dateline, lead; ADDS more info in paras 10-11) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON/SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has completed construction to upgrade its main rocket launch facility, but is still showing no signs of preparations to launch a long-range rocket or missile from the facility, a U.S. research institute said Wednesday. The website 38 North made the assessment citing recent satellite imagery of the North's Sohae Satellite Launching Station. South Korean officials said last week the North completed upgrading the facility to...
  • WATCH: Kerry Won’t Commit to Following Law If Congress Tosses Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 5:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Bridget Johnson
    Pressed by a senior House Democrat at today’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal, Secretary of State John Kerry would not commit the Obama administration to following the law if Congress shoots down the deal by a veto-proof majority. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) noted that the deal “might be, at most, morally binding on this administration.” “The IRGC may publicly oppose this deal because that’s the best thing the Iranian government can do to pursue us to support — here in Congress to support the deal or maybe they genuinely oppose it,” he noted. Sherman asked Kerry point-blank...
  • You will NOT BELIEVE who was best man at John Kerry’s daughter’s wedding

    07/28/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 86 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 7/28/15 | Michele Hickford
    **SNIP** Zarif is the current minister of foreign affairs in the Rouhani administration and has held various significant diplomatic and cabinet posts since the 1990s. He was Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations. Secretary Kerry and Zarif first met over a decade ago at a dinner party hosted by George Soros at his Manhattan penthouse. What a surprise. I have to say, connecting the dots gets more and more frightening. But it gets even worse. Guess who was the best man at the 2009 wedding between Kerry’s daughter Vanessa and Behrouz Vala Nahed? Javad Zarif’s son.
  • Turkey Revealed to be Cooperating with ISIS

    07/28/2015 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 7/28/2015, 10:05 PM | Ari Yashar
    Damning evidence was found when US special forces killed Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Sayyaf in May, revealing that NATO member Turkey has in fact been collaborating with the brutal jihadists. The British Guardian reported on Sunday that when Abu Sayyaf’s compound was raided in eastern Syria, it was discovered that Turkey is the main buyer of smuggled ISIS oil which was managed by Abu Sayyaf to economically prop up the terror group. The report quoted a senior Western official, who told the Observer that the findings at the compound showed direct deals between Turkish officials and ISIS leaders is...
  • Syria's embattled president vows to win bloody civil war

    07/27/2015 10:05:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    AP | July 26, 2015 | Bassem Mroue
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  • Pollard Should Pull a McCain...

    07/28/2015 3:38:37 PM PDT · by O6ret · 5 replies
    28 July 2015
    ...and refuse to be released until the US Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Ted Cruz invites Obama to debate Iran deal ‘at any time and place of his choosing’

    07/28/2015 12:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has invited President Obama to a debate on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, also saying Mr. Obama could send Secretary of State John Kerry as a proxy if the president is unwilling to show up. “Since he’s not willing to discuss the substance, I’ll make an invitation right here tonight, which is I will invite President Obama, at any time and place of his choosing, to debate the substance of the Iran deal,” Mr. Cruz said on Monday’s”Hannity” program on Fox News. “Let’s do it in front of the American people anytime in...
  • EXPOSED: Iran Can Cancel Nuke Deal At Any Time With Just 35 Days Notice

    07/28/2015 2:43:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Pat Dollard/Infidel Alie?
    Excerpted from The Hill: Last Tuesday, a 159-page PDF of the Iran nuclear agreement dropped into my inbox. Scrolling down to page 19, I checked out Paragraph 36. I suggest you do the same. Plenty of provisions in the Vienna agreement will get attention in the coming weeks, but Paragraph 36 may be the most important of all. Paragraph 36 tells us when and how the agreement might end. Both friend and foe have touted this deal as “historic” and promised (or moaned) that its provisions will stay in place for the long term. But in practice, this is not...
  • Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released

    07/28/2015 10:50:20 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    A former U.S, intelligence agent sentenced to life in prison for spying on behalf of Israel against the United States will be released later this year, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.
  • IS A CRIMINAL PROBE OF CLINTON NEAR?

    07/28/2015 3:46:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    The U.S. Department of Justice has been asked to open a criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information in emails she sent through her unauthorized, insecure private email server.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cruz defends Huckabee, accuses Obama of 'gutter politics'

    07/27/2015 4:16:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News' Todd's American Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama and Jeb Bush have drawn the ire of Sen. Ted Cruz after they attacked Gov. Mike Huckabee for his comments about the Iran nuclear deal. Huckabee said the president’s Iran policy would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” The president bristled at what he called a “ridiculous” comment. “The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are just part of a general pattern we’ve seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad,” he said. “We’ve had a sitting senator call John Kerry Pontius Pilate. We’ve had a sitting senator, who also...
  • Anti-Defamation League: Huckabee 'completely out of line'

    07/27/2015 12:28:40 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 44 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Deena Zaru
    The Anti-Defamation League, a prominent Jewish advocacy group, slammed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's comments Sunday that Obama is marching Israelis to "the door of the oven" by agreeing to the Iran nuclear deal. Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the national director of the organization, issued a statement, calling the Republican 2016 hopeful's comments invoking the Holocaust "completely out of line and unacceptable." "Israeli military and security officials have repeatedly said the Obama Administration has been as strong as any other American administration in keeping Israel secure," Greenblat writes. "To hear Mr. Huckabee invoke the Holocaust when America is Israel's greatest ally...
  • Donald Trump adviser backs Huckabee 'oven' remark

    07/27/2015 12:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 27, 2015 | Deena Zaru
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's comments that President Barack Obama is marching Israelis to "the door of the oven," sparked an immediate rebuke from Jewish groups and the President himself, but Donald Trump's special counsel Michael Cohen said he doesn't think that Trump finds those words offensive. "I don't think so," Cohen, executive president of the Trump organization, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" on Monday. "I think what [Huckabee is] really trying to say is we're in a bad place," adding that he has personally lost family members in the Holocaust and does not want to see...
  • A Clinton Story Fraught With Inaccuracies: How It Happened and What Next?

    07/27/2015 11:43:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | By Margaret Sullivan
    The story certainly seemed like a blockbuster: A criminal investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton by the Justice Department was being sought by two federal inspectors general over her email practices while secretary of state. It’s hard to imagine a much more significant political story at this moment, given that she is the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. The story – a Times exclusive — appeared high on the home page and the mobile app late Thursday and on Friday and then was displayed with a three-column headline on the front page in Friday’s paper. The online headline...
  • Huckabee Fires Back After Obama Attacks His Criticism of the Iran Deal

    07/27/2015 12:01:38 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is firing back at President Obama, who attacked Huckabee over his statements made on Breitbart News Saturday about the president’s Iran deal.
  • Obama’s secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, “ ‘Oh no, of course not, no, you’re not going to get to see those.’ And so everybody on our side of the table asked, ‘Has Secretary Kerry seen these?’ ‘No, Secretary Kerry hasn’t seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them.’ ” It turns out that only the two parties — the IAEA and Iran — get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • Senate Republicans take revenge against Ted Cruz by refusing to back amendments

    07/27/2015 10:06:51 AM PDT · by Marcus · 74 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Think of it as the Empire strikes back. Two days after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas took to the floor of the Senate and called Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar, Republican senators, apparently on the behest of the Republican leader, refused to second a motion to back a Cruz amendment to the highway bill to make the lifting of sanctions against Iran contingent on that country recognizing Israel’s right to exist and freeing four American hostages. As the Washington Examiner reported on Sunday, the lesson was struck home by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah when he delivered a soliloquy about...
  • Russia prepares to seize Western assets

    07/27/2015 11:33:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 24 Jul 2015 13:36 | updated: 08:47 | (EurActiv with agencies, by Georgi Gotev)
    The Russian government has approved a draft bill that would allow it to seize foreign state assets, without warning. The move is seen as a tit-for-tat gesture, following Western court cases involving Russian firms. According to the new draft bill, Russia will be able to seize foreign state assets from countries which infringe on Russia’s jurisdictional immunity, according to the Russian press. The Ministry of Justice said the new law is meant to bring parity to the existing "jurisdictional imbalance" between Russia and other countries. In other words, Russia will now seize the state assets of other countries in proportion...
  • National Review Calls for Impeachment Over Iran Deal

    07/27/2015 9:44:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Even the normally restrained if not downright tepid National Review has reached the obvious conclusion — Obama must be impeached for facilitating the acquisition of nuclear weapons by America’s worst enemy. Andrew McCarthy notes that in the time of the Founding Fathers, it was regarded as an impeachable offense for a president to withhold information from Congress regarding a treaty, or to use unscrupulous tactics to acquire Senate approval. Compare that to what Obama has done:
  • Lieberman: I Can't Believe That Schumer Will Support Iran Nuke Deal

    07/27/2015 4:29:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Sunday, New York City’s AM 970 host John Catsimatidis had former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) on his “The Cats Roundtable” program to talk about the Iran nuclear deal. Lieberman started off by ripping the White House for its proposed Iran nuke deal by saying, “First, it’s a deal with somebody we can’t trust. Why? Because they have said for years and continue to say even after the agreement was signed, ‘Death to America.'”
  • Obama Blasts GOP Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/27/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 27, 2015 | Carol E. Lee
    Obama Blasts GOP Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal President says opponents of accord are playing ‘fast and loose’ with facts By Carol E. Lee July 27, 2015 9:36 a.m. ET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—President Barack Obama excoriated Republican critics of the nuclear agreement with Iran—particularly the GOP presidential candidates—saying they’re playing “fast and loose” with the facts to scuttle the accord and making a mockery of the American political process. Mr. Obama has studiously avoided publicly commenting on the campaign to replace him, but on Monday he bristled over his signature foreign policy achievement becoming a centerpiece of the 2016 debate....
  • KURDS, PALESTINIANS AND DOUBLE STANDARDS-Who really deserves statehood?

    07/27/2015 5:37:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Joseph Puder
    The Washington Post headline on June, 2, 2015, read: “Obama Makes an Impassioned Case for a Palestinian State.” While President Obama and his administration are eager for the establishment of another unstable and likely terrorist Arab (there are 21 Arab states, and Palestine is the 22nd) state called Palestine, they have largely ignored if not betrayed the Kurds in Iraq, Syria, Iran and Turkey. The Kurds are one of the largest national groups globally without a state of their own, and they are yearning for one independent Kurdish state. Justice for the Kurds, it seems, is subjected to the whims...
  • Kerry: If Congress rejects Iran deal, Israel will be blamed

    07/27/2015 5:52:42 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 25 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Lorenzo Ferrigno
    Secretary of State John Kerry said a rejection of the nuclear deal with Iran by the U.S. Congress would put Israel at risk of being "more isolated and more blamed." Speaking in New York on Friday before members of the Council on Foreign Relations think tank, Kerry declared there are "no alternatives" to the nuclear agreement the United States and five other world powers struck with Iran. A clear focus in Kerry's message on Friday was his past and continuing support for Israel, even recalling his 100% voting record for Israel during his time as senator. With the deal, Kerry...
  • If the GOP manages to kill the Iran deal...(tr) (barf alert)

    07/27/2015 7:14:57 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 17 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | 7/27/2015 | Robert W. Merry
    This is breathtaking in its own fanaticism—and in the ignorance that, one might have hoped, would have been tucked away after Romney’s 2012 presidential defeat at the hands of a lackluster incumbent. A survey of recent Iranian history suggests that its leaders, while starkly fundamentalist in their religious sensibility, conduct foreign policy based on a logical understanding of their national interests and an often brilliant pursuit of them within the context of geopolitical reality. They certainly never sent an army halfway around the world to overthrow the leader of a sovereign state with the intent of establishing a beachhead for...
  • American politicians want WWIII by opposing Iran deal: Analyst

    07/26/2015 8:10:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Press TV of Iran ^ | July 26, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An American analyst believes that US politicians do not care about another global war as they insist to cancel the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers. David Christie, a broadcast journalist based in New York, said US politicians, including Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, who criticize the nuclear agreement, are more concerned about Israel. “For GOP senators and congressmen, what Israel wants is their guiding principle and that trumps the safety and security of America for Americans every time,” Christie told Press TV on Sunday. “If anybody is confused about the current hostile and predictable rhetoric...
  • Reports: Turkish Jets Hit IS Targets in Syria, Kurds in Iraq

    07/24/2015 5:30:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | Jul 24, 2015, 7:07 PM ET | Jul 24, 2015, 7:07 PM ET
    There was no immediate official confirmation of the airstrikes reported by the state-run TRT television and other media. If confirmed, it would be the first time Turkey has struck Kurds in northern Iraq since a peace deal was announced in 2013 between Ankara and the rebel group, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The private Dogan news agency said the Turkish jets were targeting PKK training facilities, shelters and anti-aircraft batteries in northern Iraq. Tensions have flared with Kurds in recent days after an IS suicide bombing in the southeastern Turkish city of Suruc on Monday killed 32 people. Kurdish...
  • For Erdogan, Turkish assault is about containing the Kurds as much as fighting Isil

    07/25/2015 5:07:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/25/15 | Richard Spencer
    Turkey’s decision to send fighter jets against Isil positions in Syria and open its Incirlik and Pirinçlik air bases to US jets is a step change in its involvement in the fight against militant jihad. Whether it turns into open war on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is another matter. The deal between the reluctant AKP government in Ankara and the United States has been a year in the making, though only announced after Isil effectively declared war by bombing a cultural centre in the Turkish border town of Suruc. Turkey has until now tolerated Isil to some...
  • Turkey launches air raids against IS militants in Syria (Turkey Attacks Syria)

    07/25/2015 5:11:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Turkey has launched a third wave of raids against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, and a new campaign to bombard camps of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. "We have given instructions for a third series of strikes in Syria and Iraq. Air and ground operations are under way," Mr Davutoglu told reporters in the capital, Ankara. "No one should doubt out determination," he added. "We will not allow Turkey to be turned into a lawless country." The two-pronged operation against Islamic State (IS) and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants — two groups who are themselves...
  • Kerry has ‘intense exchange’ with Jewish leaders over Iran deal

    07/26/2015 10:31:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Geoff Earle and Kevin Fasick
    Secretary of State John Kerry had an “intense exchange” when he tried to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical Jewish leaders in New York on Friday.A day after GOP senators blasted him for getting “fleeced” by Iran, Kerry faced another tough crowd in a closed-door meeting with about 120 Jewish leaders at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.“It was very intense exchange, serious exchange,” the group’s vice chairman, Malcolm Hoenlein, told The Post.Kerry spoke from a podium and fielded pointed questions from a crowd of Israel supporters concerned that the deal could allow Iran to get...
  • Israeli police enter Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque to drive out Palestinian rioters

    07/26/2015 6:44:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    business-standard.com ^ | July 26, 2015
    Palestinian youths have reportedly clashed with Israeli police inside the Al Aqsa mosque complex in East Jerusalem. The 'masked rioters' are said to have barricaded themselves inside the mosque and hurled stones, blocks and fireworks at police, who moved in to stop them, reported the BBC.
  • Heller: McCain Blocked Amendment To Arm Troops on Bases Weeks Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/26/2015 9:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller knew it wasn’t a good idea to ban arms from our military bases and recruiting centers, which is why in June—weeks before the Chattanooga attack—he submitted an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which would “give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” Unfortunately, his amendment was blocked, by none other than Sen. John McCain. The Republican senator explained in an interview on the Lars Larson Show that McCain, who’s the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, “didn’t want the amendment as part of the [2016 National Defense Authorization]...
  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Faces Potential Minefield With Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

    07/26/2015 11:30:46 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 38 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 26 Mul 15 | PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE
    The latest controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email system while secretary of state is not only a possible drag on her presidential campaign, but it also creates a potential headache for Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The inspectors general for the State Department and intelligence community on Friday disclosed that an internal review of Clinton's system concluded some emails contained classified information and that the inspectors general had sent a non-criminal "referral" to the Justice Department over the matter.
  • Kerry's 'threats, intimidation' won't silence Israel, official tells NYT

    07/26/2015 11:27:52 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/26/2015 | jpost.com staff
    US secretary of state said over the weekend that Israel would be more isolated globally if Congress killed Iran nuclear deal. An Israeli official hit back at US Secretary of State John Kerry over the weekend following remarks that were perceived by the government in Jerusalem as "thinly veiled efforts to muzzle criticism" of the Iran nuclear agreement. Responding to Kerry's contention that Israel would face even more international isolation if Congress strikes down the Iran nuclear deal, the official told The New York Times on Saturday that the government would continue its public lobbying. “We reject the threats directed...
  • Turkey Uses ISIS ( Islamic State ) as Excuse to Attack Kurds

    07/26/2015 8:22:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | July 26, 2015 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkish government is using ISIS as a pretext to attack the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Turkey just announced that its air base at Incirlik will soon be open to coalition forces, presumably to fight ISIS. But the moment Turkey started bombing, it targeted Kurdish positions in Iraq, in addition to targeting ISIS positions in Syria. In Turkey, millions of indigenous Kurds are continually terrorized and murdered, but ISIS terrorists can freely travel and use official border crossings to go to Syria and return to Turkey; they are even treated at Turkish hospitals. If this is how the states that rule...
  • Why Has Turkey Joined the Fight Against the Islamic State?

    07/25/2015 4:51:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | 24 July 2015 | Brent Nagtegaal
    After two years of dillydallying and indecision, Turkey has now entered the fight against the Islamic State in Syria. The reason why, though complicated, may mark a sizable turn in Turkey’s foreign policy. ___ On Friday, three Turkish jets fired on Islamic State targets across the Syrian border, resulting in the deaths of 35 terrorists. Following the attack, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that it “was not a point operation” but a process “not limited to one day or to one region .… The slightest movement threatening Turkey will be retaliated against in the strongest way possible.” His rhetoric is...