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  • Homeland Security Cmte: ‘More U.S.-Based Jihadist Terror Cases in 2015 Than in Any Full...

    09/04/2015 5:50:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/4/15 | Michael W Chapman
    The “Terror Threat Snapshot” for August 2015, released by the majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee, states the terror threat level in America is high and “getting steadily worse,” and that there have been “more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.”The “Terror Threat Snapshot” also reported that the Islamic State “is fueling the Islamist terror” globally; that Islamist terrorists “are intent on killing law enforcement” officers and U.S. troops, as well as civilians; and that 25,000 fighters from 100 countries have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State.In...
  • UAE loses 45 troops on black day in Yemen (Saudi Arabia Attacking)

    09/04/2015 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    THE UAE says 45 of its soldiers engaged in a Saudi-led campaign against Shi'ite rebels in Yemen have been killed in an accidental explosion that the insurgents claimed was caused by rocket fire. IN what was the deadliest day for the coalition since it was formed in March, Bahrain said five of its soldiers guarding the Saudi border with Yemen were also killed. Around 60 people, mainly military personnel, have died in cross-border rebel attacks in the south of the Saudi kingdom since the coalition began air strikes on the Huthis and their allies. The campaign began as the Huthis...
  • Obama, Saudi King put warm gloss over differences

    09/04/2015 4:40:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/15 | Andrew Beatty
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Salman for a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, amid clashing views on Middle Eastern crises. Obama made the rare move of greeting the 79-year-old monarch at the doors of the White House, as he hailed the "longstanding friendship" between the two countries. Salman's inaugural visit as king -- originally scheduled for May and canceled by Riyadh -- had been billed as a way of putting relations back on a more stable footing. In the Oval Office, Obama was effusive, saying he wanted...
  • Trumps needs to call Bibi and do a tour of Israel in the very near future. (vanity)

    09/04/2015 3:59:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    What Trump needs to do to burnish or, at a minimum, lay the foundation of his foreign affairs credentials is to go to Israel and get a tour by Bibi of its borders and get an indepth discussion of Israel's fear of attack by Iran and Israel's take take on the muslim threat.This would give him an angle of authority with which to push back against interviewers like Hugh Hewitt.Trump can say "I've been there...have you?""Have you had a one on one meeting with Bibi about the middle east. I may not be an expert, but I do know the...
  • Rubio: Trump's foreign policy answers 'very concerning'

    09/04/2015 11:21:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is questioning Donald Trump's foreign policy chops after the GOP presidential front-runner appeared to stumble in a recent interview. “If you don’t know the answer to these questions, then you are not going to be able to serve as commander in chief,” Rubio said during a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to CNN. “This should be part of the reason why you are running, because you understand the threats that the world is facing, you have deep understanding and you understand what to do about it,” he said without naming Trump. “And if someone...
  • About Gwen "Take That, Bibi" Ifill

    09/04/2015 8:30:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Well, I’ve said it a million times: The anchorman of CBS News should attend Democratic fundraisers (as happened). The Supreme Court reporter of the New York Times, a.k.a. the paper of record, should march in abortion-rights rallies (as happened). And PBS news figures should be open partisans. Yesterday, when Senator Barbara Mikulski declared for the Iran deal, meaning that this deal could not be blocked by the Senate, Gwen Ifill spiked the football. “Take that, Bibi,” she tweeted. Aha! Good one, Gwen! The PBS ombudsman has written about this matter disapprovingly. I’m not sure I disapprove. What I disapprove of...
  • How Israel prevented ISIS from going nuclear

    09/04/2015 7:39:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | MICHAEL FREUND
    Instead of constantly smacking Israel with criticism, the Obama administration and its European comrades should be praising the Jewish state The entire free world owes Israel an enormous debt of gratitude. Were it not for a prescient strike against a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, which foreign media sources credit Israel with carrying out, the fanatics of Islamic State would now be in possession of their own nuclear facility. This revelation came to light thanks to a recent article on the NK News website by former US diplomat Dennis P. Halpin, who highlighted an intriguing tidbit of information that was...
  • At Stockyards, Ted Cruz vows to get rid of IRS, Iran deal, health care act

    09/04/2015 1:34:08 PM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03 September 2015 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    FORT WORTH — Presidential contender Ted Cruz came home Thursday, telling more than 2,000 supporters at the Fort Worth Stockyards that he was the “consistent conservative” needed to move America forward. “All across this country, Americans are waking up. And let me tell you, help is on the way,” the Republican senator said as boisterous supporters waved the Cruz campaign fans given to them to help beat the outdoor heat. Since he was elected in 2012, Cruz has become the most popular Republican in Texas and the face of the state’s tea party movement. He wants to expand his following...
  • Revealed: How the five wealthiest Gulf Nations have so far refused to take a single Syrian refugee

    09/04/2015 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/15 | Jay Akbar
    More than four million Syrians have been forced to escape the never-ending civil war ravaging their country and the barbaric terror group carving a bloody trail across the Middle East. The vast majority live in overcrowded refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - all under threat from ISIS - and record numbers are making the perilously long journey to Europe. Yet, as debate rages between politicians in Europe over how many they should take, nearby super-wealthy Gulf nations of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain have refused to offer sanctuary to a single...
  • Attempted Lynch Attack on 5 US Jewish Tourists in Hebron, Saved by Local Arab

    09/04/2015 12:11:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | September 3rd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    Hebron Arabs attempted to lynch five Jewish tourists from the U.S. who entered the wrong part of town in Hebron on Thursday. The tourists, described as hareidi-religious men, entered the Jabel Johar neighborhood in the Palestinian Authority-controlled section of ancient Biblical city by mistake. There, they were swiftly attacked by a mob of Arabs who hurled firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and rocks at them, according to security personnel. A local Arab quickly took them into his home to wait for rescue by Israeli soldiers. Medics from the Israel Hatzoloh emergency service of Judea and Samaria who responded to the scene reported...
  • Human Rights Group Demands US Take 65,000 Syrian Refugees to Help Europe With Migration Crisis

    09/04/2015 11:52:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A human rights group has called on the United States government to step up its outreach to Syrian refugees and resettle 65,000 people before the end of 2016. While the U.S. has said that it will accept between 5,000 to 8,000 refugees, the International Rescue Committee said that is far from enough to really help Europe in its migrant crisis. "Not only are Syrians resorting to desperate measures to seek a better life for themselves and their families in Europe, but they are dying in the process," IRC president David Miliband said in a statement. "The U.S. has historically been...
  • ISIS Issues 11 Commandments for Christians to Obey If They Want to Live in Their Ancestral Homeland

    09/04/2015 10:48:53 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Islamic State terror group has issued a "safety contract" that Christians living in the captured Syrian town of Qaryatian must follow, which includes 11 specific commandments, if they want to live. It also stipulated 13 items to give security to the Christians in the city, ..
  • Jihad ravaged Christian Byzantium for 800 years: how valiantly the Byzantine Christians

    09/04/2015 10:35:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    History of Jihad ^ | September 4, 2015 | Robin MacArthur
    How the Jihad ravaged Christian Byzantium for 800 years, and how valiantly the Byzantine Christians held back the Arab and Turkish hordes, saving Europe from Islam. [ Full title ]. While the Zoroastrian Persians were defeated and were being subjugated, the Muslim hordes turned on their other neighbor the Christian Byzantines. The two armies met at the battlefield of Heiromyak. Lessons from the Battle of Heiromyak (Al Yarmuk). At the Battle of the Yarmuk (river), between the Muslim Arabs and the Byzantines, the Muslim Arabs were losing the battle in the initial stages. When the victory seemed certain for the...
  • Dem Sen. Cardin opposes Iran deal (37 Senate Dems support, 6 undeclared, 3 oppose)

    09/04/2015 9:26:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 04, 2015, 12:05 pm | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said on Friday that he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal, making him the third Senate Democrat to come out against the agreement. "This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal," he wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. "The JCPOA legitimizes Iran's nuclear program. After 10 to 15 years, it would leave Iran with the option to produce enough enriched fuel for a nuclear weapon in a short time." The opposition of Cardin — the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — is a setback...
  • UPDATE 2-UAE, Bahrain say 27 soldiers killed in Yemen fighting

    09/04/2015 9:16:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    UAE state news agency WAM said on Friday that 22 Emirati soldiers were killed in Yemen, while Bahrain's official news agency BNA said five soldiers were killed while on duty protecting the southern borders of neighbouring Saudi Arabia. "A rocket and an explosion at a weapons cache has targeted the martyrs," Anwar Gargash, UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, said on Twitter on Friday. The Houthis said they fired a rocket at a weapons cache in a camp used by Gulf coalition forces in the central Marib area, killing dozens of Emirati and Yemeni soldiers and destroying a number...
  • A tally of how Jewish lawmakers are voting on the Iran deal (majority of Jewish Dems now support)

    09/04/2015 8:36:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    JTA ^ | LAST UPDATED: Sept. 4, 2015 | Ron Kampeas
    There are 28 Jewish members of Congress: 26 Democrats, one independent who caucuses with the Democrats and one Republican. Nine of them are senators and 19 are representatives. Fourteen back the Iran deal, seven oppose it and seven are undecided. Backing the deal Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., elected 1992, retiring next year. Democratic chief deputy whip, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., elected 1992. Ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., elected 2008. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., elected 2006. Caucuses with Democrats, running for president. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, appointed...
  • Leaving West Bank, SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism

    09/04/2015 7:34:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 3, 2015 | TIA GOLDENBERG
    <p>With shutting of factory at Mishor Adumim, Daniel Birnbaum says BDS movement should have encouraged SodaStream’s presence if it ‘truly cared about the Palestinian people’</p> <p>AN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel (AP) — The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company’s critics Wednesday of anti-Semitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect.</p>
  • NATO Allies Making It Easier for Iran to Attack Israel?

    09/04/2015 7:03:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 3, 2015 | Burak Bekdil
    Iran did not go mad and threaten to hit all NATO installations in Turkey because it wanted 3.5 million Turkish citizens to die from the chemical warhead of a Syrian missile. It went mad and threatened because it viewed the defensive NATO assets in Turkey as a threat to its offensive missile capabilities. Iran's reaction to the NATO assets in Turkey revealed its intentions to attack. It could be a coincidence that the U.S. and Germany (most likely to be followed by Spain) have decided to withdraw their Patriot missile batteries and troops from Turkey shortly after agreeing to a...
  • HILLARY CLINTON: NATIONAL SECURITY DISASTER

    09/04/2015 6:59:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    How Hillary's contempt for protocols has endangered the entire nation. For an army of ethically compromised defenders in politics and the media, Hillary ClintonÂ’s email scandal is being framed as little more than a political attack aimed solely at derailing her presidential candidacy. Yet while each new revelation makes it harder to dismiss Hillary and Bill's seemingly endless effort to monetize the Clinton Foundation by virtually any means possible, most of it is beside the point. WhatÂ’s not beside the point is the reality that Hillary Clinton is a walking, talking national security disaster. The Daily BeastÂ’s John R. Schindler,...
  • THE HIJRAH INTO EUROPE--“Refugees” colonize a continent.

    09/04/2015 6:58:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Approximately 104,460 asylum seekers arrived in Germany during the month of August, setting a new record. That makes 413,535 registered refugees and migrants coming to Germany in 2015 so far. The country expects a total of around 800,000 people to seek asylum in Germany this year. And that’s just Germany. The entire continent of Europe is being inundated with refugees at a rate unprecedented in world history. This is no longer just a “refugee crisis.” This is a hijrah. Hijrah, or jihad by emigration, is, according to Islamic tradition, the migration or journey of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca...
  • Congressional Democrats PAID BY IRANIAN LOBBY to support Obama’s nuke deal

    09/04/2015 5:18:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/4/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Every senator who accepted money from the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IPAC) should be impeached and removed from office — or at very least, soundly defeated the next time he or she comes up for reelection. But the enemedia, true to form, will cover for them and do everything it can to keep them on the government payroll. (“Gillibrand and other pro-Dealers got Iran cash,” by Jeff Dunetz, The Jewish Star, September 3, 2015 (thanks to Banafsheh One of the many unanswered questions about P5+1 agreement with Iran is why so many Congressional Democrats are rallying behind the President...
  • Iran Commander: We’re Getting Prepared to Overthrow Israel

    09/03/2015 7:42:17 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | Bridgett Johnson
    As the White House secured their last needed vote to block a veto override in the Senate on the nuclear deal, Iran unleashed a double-pronged attack: vowing to block inspector access to some sites, and vowing to continue preparations to destroy Israel. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said today that the International Atomic Energy Agency — which inked confidential deals with Tehran that Congress has not been able to see — would not be able to see all the facilities it wants to. “Iran does not plan to issue permission for the IAEA to inspect every site,” Dehqan...
  • Migrant crisis spurs European interest in Israeli border barriers

    09/03/2015 5:35:46 PM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/3/2015 | Dan Williams
    Faced with a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa, two European countries are exploring the possibility of erecting towering steel security fences along parts of their borders, similar to Israel's barrier with Egypt. Hungary and Bulgaria have made preliminary inquiries about buying the Israeli-designed fences, according to an Israeli business source who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the discussions. Both EU countries are beefing up their borders to deter migrants, many of them refugees from wars, who are seeking to use them as gateways to richer countries further north and west, particularly...
  • After Actor Mark Ruffalo Calls for End to Gaza Blockade, Israelis Offer Him This Invitation

    09/03/2015 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/3/15 | Sharona Schwartz
    Residents of the Israeli border city of Sderot would like actor Mark Ruffalo to visit and learn how they feel living under the constant threat of rocket attacks, after he posted a tweet calling on Israel to lift its blockade on Gaza. Ruffalo also tweeted a link to an online petition that accused Israel of violating international law and keeping Gazans from receiving construction materials to rebuild homes destroyed in last summer’s military conflict between Israel and Hamas. The petition did not mention the terrorist group that controls Gaza. “I invite Mark Ruffalo to come to me for [Sabbath], to...
  • Trump fumbles Hewitt question on terror leaders [barf alert]

    09/03/2015 6:46:11 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 183 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/03/2015 | Eliza Collins
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt found something Donald Trump doesn’t win at on Thursday — knowing his terrorists. “I’m looking for the next commander-in-chief, to know who Hassan Nasrallah is, and Zawahiri, and al-Julani, and al-Baghdadi. Do you know the players without a scorecard, yet, Donald Trump?” Hewitt asked the 2016 Republican candidate, referring to the respective leaders of Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Islamic State. “No," Trump said. "You know, I’ll tell you honestly, I think by the time we get to office, they’ll all be changed. They’ll be all gone,” he said. “I knew you were...
  • Donald Trump On The Day He Took The Pledge (audio)

    09/03/2015 6:19:33 PM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    HughHewitt.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    I think that Iran right now is in the driver’s seat to do whatever they want to do. I think what’s happening with Iran is, I think it’s one of the, and I covered it very well. I assume you saw the news conference. I think Iran is, it’s one of the great deals ever made for them. I think it’s one of the most incompetent contracts I’ve even seen. I’m not just talking about defense. I’m not talking about a contract with another country. I’ve never seen more of a one-sided deal, I think, in my life, absolutely.
  • Russia’s involvement in Syria might be ramping up

    09/03/2015 8:46:43 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9-2-2015 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    While the tweeted images have no landmarks on the ground as reference points, the Iranian state-sponsored FARS news agency released a report that Syrian aircraft bombed opposition forces in Idlib, including al-Nusra fighters on Wednesday. The possible sighting of Russian aircraft in Syrian skies comes just two days after the Jerusalem-based newspaper YNET released a report indicating that Russian pilots and aircraft would be arriving in Syria in “the coming days” with the purported mission of flying airstrikes against the Islamic State and opposition forces that are threatening the Assad regime.
  • U.S. Sets Voluntary Evacuation for Dependents in Turkey

    09/03/2015 7:43:18 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | James Rosen
    The U.S. government is offering families of American service members and diplomatic employees voluntary evacuation from Turkey in a sign of the increased threat caused by the start of U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria from a key Turkish air base. The Defense Department said about 900 dependents of American troops based at the Incirlik Air Base in southeastern Turkey will be able to fly home on commercial airliners at government expense. The State Department said roughly 100 families members of people stationed at the U.S. Consulate in nearby Adana, Turkey, are eligible to leave. “This decision was...
  • Sinai Blasts Injure Six Peacekeepers, Including Four Americans: Pentagon

    09/03/2015 7:38:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Doina Chiacu and Phillip Stewart
    Six soldiers including four Americans were injured on Thursday in two blasts in northeast Sinai caused by improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon said. The Multinational Force and Observer peacekeepers were evacuated "by air to a medical facility where all are receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries," Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement. The four Americans were struck by the second blast as they were en route to help the soldiers hurt in the first, according to Major Roger Cabiness. The MFO was created as a result of the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and is based in Sinai,...
  • Former CIA Officer Just EXPOSED OBAMA… Our Worst Fears Are TRUE!

    09/03/2015 6:29:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 82 replies
    Clare Lopez is a former CIA officer, and she is risking her professional career to call out President Barack Obama in the biggest way possible. Lopez is well respected in the intelligence community and worked in the Reagan White House. After two decades in the field with the CIA, and as an instructor for special forces and intelligence students, Lopez is now with the Center for Security Policy managing the counter-jihad and Shariah programs. Now, she is claiming Obama is why America has completely “switched sides” during the war on terrorism. America is now supporting the enemy, especially through the...
  • Dutch serviceman may have joined Islamic State, Defence Minister says

    09/03/2015 6:06:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    ITV ^ | 9/3/15
    A serving member of the Dutch air force may have travelled to Syria and joined Islamic State.The 26-year-old has been suspended and been blocked from "all access to information, systems and locations", a ministry statement said.The case is being investigated by the public prosecutor.The Dutch air force is involved in operations against the militant group, who have taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria while murdering numerous Western hostages.Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said it that joining militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, was "unacceptable and punishable". Every case of radicalisation is one too many. It...
  • Iran Deal Scorecard (37 Senate Democrats Stand With Iran, 2 Stand with USA, 7 remain undeclared)

    09/03/2015 4:46:46 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    7 on the Fence 37 stand with Iran 56 stand with America
  • Savage Enemy: How ISIS Wants to Start Armageddon

    09/03/2015 3:23:55 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    Savage Enemy: How ISIS Wants to Start Armageddon CBNNews.com Wednesday, September 02, 2015 ISIS, or the Islamic State, is in the news every day. The brutal terrorist army burst on the scene in 2014 when it gobbled up huge swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. Today, ISIS controls a land area the size of Great Britain and is the wealthiest jihadist organization in the world. As ISIS expands, it brings with it chaos and savagery everywhere it goes, beheading its enemies, destroying cultural artifacts and treasures, and displacing millions of Christians and other non-Muslims. Despite all that we do...
  • Has Yemen war handed Aden to jihadists?

    09/03/2015 3:11:06 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Frank Gardner
    Unseen by most of the world, the once tranquil port of Aden is being steadily infiltrated by jihadists from both al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular (AQAP) and the so-called Islamic State (IS). They are not in charge of the city, the military forces of the UAE are. But in the last few days disturbing reports have emerged of the summary executions of prisoners by the jihadists, along with their black flags hoisted onto public buildings.
  • Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

    09/03/2015 2:47:42 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    MSN news ^ | 9/3/2015 | Ece Toksabay
    The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani. Abdullah Kurdi collapsed in tears after emerging from a morgue in the city of Mugla near Bodrum, where the body of his three-year old son Aylan washed up on Wednesday.
  • Former Clinton Aide Bryan Pagliano Plans to Plead the 5th to Benghazi Committee Questions

    09/03/2015 12:30:10 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    ABC news ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | BENJAMIN SIEGEL AND LIZ KREUTZ
    Facing a congressional subpoena, a former State Department staffer connected to Hillary Clinton's private email server has decided to invoke his Fifth Amendment right. Attorneys for Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department staffer who received a subpoena to testify and provide documents to the House Select Committee, wrote the committee notifying Committee chairman, Trey Gowdy that Pagliano would plead the fifth. Gowdy wants Pagliano to appear before the Benghazi Committee to provide documents “related to the servers or systems” operated and owned by Clinton. Mr. Pagliano’s legal counsel told the committee on Tuesday that he would plead the 5th to...
  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speaker’s roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • PBS Ombudsman Calls Gwen Ifil "Self Inflicted Wound"

    09/03/2015 8:46:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | By Michael Getler
    I’m the ombudsman at PBS and I don’t want to be glib or dash off something on Twitter that I would quickly regret, or that could easily be misunderstood, or could be used to either discredit me and my work or PBS. I had the same policy about pre-social media venues when I was the ombudsman at The Washington Post. So that brings me to the real self-inflicted wound, which was a tweet by PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill on Wednesday—after it became known that President Obama had secured the necessary number of Democratic backers in the Senate to ensure...
  • U.S. Remains the ‘Great Satan,’ Hard-Liners in Iran Say

    09/02/2015 8:31:22 PM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | THOMAS ERDBRINK
    “We should not change our foreign policy of opposition to America, our No. 1 enemy, whose crimes are uncountable,” Mr. Yazdi said in a speech opening an annual meeting of the council, the Assembly of Experts, an 86-member group that in theory has the power to dismiss the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
  • The Iran deal must be stopped, and we can do it (DC rally organizer)

    09/03/2015 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 03, 2015, 10:30 am | Jenny Beth Martin
    It seems the more we learn about the Obama-Iran nuclear deal, the clearer it becomes that it is a rotten deal for the United States and our allies. Americans by a 2-to-1 margin oppose the Iran deal and even high-profile Democrats in Congress are beginning to see President Obama’s folly in striking this deal with Iran. The deal is a complete “win” for Iran, a country that sponsors terrorism. One of the biggest weaknesses of the deal is that Iran has the right to deny international inspectors access to nuclear sites. So much for international oversight. The deal will also...
  • Europe sells the hangman's rope - again: The continent is hoping the crocodile will eat it last

    09/03/2015 6:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2015 | James Lewis
    It was V.I. Lenin who sneered that the last capitalist would sell communists the rope to hang him with. That's what happened in the Soviet Empire, which ran Eastern Europe for half a century. But even in the 1930s most European nations were ready to surrender preemptively to the Nazi war machine. Today Europe has suicidally imported more than 50 million Muslims -- just as Obama wants us to do here. With America failing to provide international leadership, Europe has simply collapsed and surrendered -- hoping the crocodile will eat it last. Remember how well that worked the last...
  • Losing the War of Ideas-The West's ideological delusions are now too dangerous to ignore

    09/03/2015 4:27:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    We have arrived at the point where the consequences of the West’s intellectual disarmament at the hands of political correctness begins to have disastrous consequences in the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Speaking last month at the memorial service for the five US marines massacred at a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, “The meaning of their killing is yet unclear, and what combination of disturbed mind, violent extremism, and hateful ideology was at work, we don’t know.” US Vice President Joe Biden claimed, the “perverse ideologues...may be able to inspire a single...
  • Kerry Promises Israel, Saudis Money In Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal

    09/02/2015 1:12:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/2/15 | Adam Kredo
    Kerry admits that, despite the deal, Iran will continue to back terrorist groups across the globe and promises to boost military support and funding to Israel and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The letter comes in response to concerns among lawmakers, Israel, and other Gulf region allies that the nuclear accord will boost the Islamic Republic’s support for terrorism, while leaving traditional U.S. allies on the defense. “Important questions have been raised concerning the need to increase security assistance to our allies and partners in the...
  • France ends probe into Arafat’s death, says no proof he was poisoned

    09/02/2015 8:55:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09/02/2015 | [jar/jr (AFP, Reuters)]
    French magistrates have closed their investigation into the 2004 death of Arafat, the prosecutor’s office said Wednesday. “At the end of the investigation… it has not been demonstrated that Mr. Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning,” the three judges ruled, according to the lead prosecutor at Nanterre court near Paris. But lawyers for his widow, Suha Arafat, have argued that his death was a political assassination and vow to appeal the decision in court. …
  • Carville: ‘Tool of the Koch Brothers’ Trey Gowdy ‘Feeds the New York Times Stuff’

    09/02/2015 2:57:17 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Democratic strategist James Carville slammed “tool of the Koch Brothers” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), saying he “just feeds the New York Times stuff, and they put it in the paper. Just like the neocons fed the New York Times a bunch of bunk they put on the front page of the paper, basically helped start a war” on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” Carville said of the Clinton email scandal, “my question is, will this rise to the level of scandal as the white house christmas card list back in the ’90s that had 140 hours...
  • Israeli ambassador: Iran deal still ‘a danger to the world’ (LISTEN)

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

    09/02/2015 2:22:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 9/2/2015, 7:59 PM | Ari Soffer
    One of Iran’s top military commanders has said the Islamic Republic will continue to bolster its military capabilities until Israel is destroyed and a Palestinian Arab state established in its place. Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, a senior commander in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was speaking to soldiers during a military drill in Tehran Wednesday. “They (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” Kazzemeini said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. …
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • PBS’s Gwen Ifill Stands By ‘Take that Bibi’ Tweet (liberal media is gloating over Israel's "defeat")

    09/02/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 3:48 pm | Adam Kredo
    Gwen Ifill, the host of PBS’s Newhour program, defended herself from criticism after taking heat for sending a tweet that many users interpreted as a shot against Israeli Prime Minister Benjain Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted a message from the State Department’s official pro-Iran deal Twitter account claiming that the recently inked accord would significantly reduce Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon. “Take that, Bibi,” Ifill wrote in a message sent with the State Department’s tweet. Multiple users on Twitter quickly pushed back against Ifill’s message, claiming she was unfairly targeting the Israeli prime minister and revealing a pro-Iran bias. When...
  • Iran Deal: The ‘Israel Lobby’ is Dead– and Obama Killed It

    09/02/2015 11:30:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) 2% became the 34th Democrat in the U.S. Senate to support the Iran deal, handing President Barack Obama a veto-proof majority. In so doing, Mikulski drove the final nail into the coffin of the pro-Israel lobby, centered around the once-vaunted American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which had vowed in July to fight the deal “with the entirety of our institutional resources.” AIPAC’s loss proves that the so-called “Israel lobby” was never as strong as antisemitic conspiracy theorists said it was. But AIPAC was weakened even further, and deliberately, by the Obama administration, which...