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  • Scott Snyder Makes The Case Against Bruce Wayne, Philanthropist, In Batman #44

    09/09/2015 4:30:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | September 9, 2015 | Rich Johnston
    It would not be the first time that it has been pointed out that, with all his billions, if he really wanted t make a difference on the streets of Gotham, Bruce Wayne would pack in all the Batman lark, invest in the city, its social services, its infrastructure and rid Gotham of its systemic issues. In today’s Batman #44, Scott Snyder and Jock paint a different picture. We begin with a dead teenager. But how did he get there? And I don’t just mean in the middle of an empty field outside Gotham… First, there is the corruption. And the interest...
  • Mexico Finds Tigers, Baboons, Camels Abandoned by Circus

    06/24/2015 4:20:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Associated Press
    Mexican authorities said Wednesday they found six tigers, seven baboons, four camels and three dromedaries abandoned in cages without food, water or adequate care in the southern Mexico state of Yucatan. The passage of laws forbidding animal acts in circuses has raised fears that the exotic species might be abandoned once they could no longer pay for their keep by performing. The Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection said a total of 20 animals were found near the city of Merida, many missing claws, teeth or fur.
  • Mainstreaming Jew hatred in America-US President Barack Obama

    02/15/2015 7:26:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-15-15 | Caroline Glick
    By de-judaizing the victims, who were targets only because they were Jews, Obama denied the uniqueness of the threat jihadist Islam and its adherents pose to Jews. US President Barack Obama is mainstreaming anti-Semitism in America. This week, apropos of seemingly nothing, in an interview with Mathew Yglesias from the Vox.com website, Obama was asked about terrorism. In his answer the president said the terrorism threat is overrated. And that was far from the most disturbing statement he made. Moving from the general to the specific, Obama referred to the jihadists who committed last months massacres in Paris as a...
  • Obama's Middle East Map Erases Israeli Territory:

    03/18/2013 7:45:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/18/13 | staff
    The map of the Middle East displayed in an Obama administration video released days before President Barack Obamas visit to Israel shows the Jewish state dispossessed of substantial parts of its current territory, including its capital. The map of Israel, displayed repeatedly during the video, shows the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, northern Israel, and areas surrounding what is currently the West Bank as non-Israeli territory. The Golan Heights is shown as part of Syria; Jerusalem is shown as part of the West Bank; and northern Israel is shown as part of Lebanon. The itinerary on the White House website also implies...
  • Dershowitz: Obama Set to Make 'Dreadful Mistake' With Iran

    02/08/2015 4:28:01 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 45 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/6/2015 | Courtney Coren
    President Barack Obama is about to make a "dreadful mistake" by cutting a deal with Iran on its nuclear program without approval from Congress, which not only puts the United States in danger but the whole world, renowned legal expert Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax TV. "This is a very serious crisis about separation of powers the president mistakenly believes that the executive has the authority to make this deal with Iran without any input from Congress," Dershowitz, professor emeritus from Harvard Law School, told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Friday. "He's wrong constitutionally, he's wrong historically, he's wrong...
  • Kissinger Slams Obama for Conceding to Iranian Nuclear Arsenal

    04/08/2015 1:01:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 4/8/2015, 12:04 PM | Ari Yashar, Cynthia Blank
    Joining the outpouring of criticism against the Iranian nuclear framework deal announced last week on Tuesday were legendary former US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George P. Shultz, who warned of the implications of the deal. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, the two veteran diplomats wrote that debate regarding technical details of the deal has thus far inhibited the soul-searching necessary regarding its deeper implications. [] Kissinger and Shultz noted that by mixing shrewd diplomacy with open defiance of U.N. resolutions, Iran has gradually turned the negotiation on its head. Irans centrifuges have multiplied from about 100...
  • Democrats rebuff Obama's Israel comments

    06/04/2009 11:33:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 1,392+ views
    AFP ^ | 6-4-09 | Olivia Hampton
    WASHINGTON (AFP) On the eve of his major address to Muslims, President Barack Obama faced criticism at home Wednesday from some fellow Democrats who believe he has gone too far in pressuring Israel to freeze settlements. "I think the president went beyond where I think it was appropriate for us to go in dealing with another democracy," said Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner. "Any conversations about settlements, which are perfectly reasonable, have to be coupled with a sincere effort on the part of the Palestinians." His comments were an unusual rebuke by Democrats of Obama, who has popularity ratings north...
  • Obama aide: If Iran breaches, all options on table - including military action [Daniel 8]

    04/06/2015 12:27:56 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 4/6/2015 | Barak Ravid
    Following the media blitz Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began in the United States this week against the framework nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers, the White House on Monday responded with a counter-campaign with messages aimed at calming the Israeli public. Ben Rhodes, the U.S. deputy national security adviser for strategic communication told all three Israeli television stations in interviews broadcast synchronously that if Iran were to breach the agreement, President Barack Obama would consider all of the options for response including military action. "If Iran violates all options are on the table," Rhodes said. "The president,...
  • Obamas Anti-Netanyahu Boycott Is Collapsing

    02/18/2015 5:45:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 18, 2015 | Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn
    The final numbers are not yet in, but it seems clear that the White House-orchestrated campaign to boycott Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus speech to Congress is collapsing. Despite two weeks of intense anti-Netanyahu leaks, insults, and pressure, the White House has so far succeeded in persuading only a handful of Democratic members of Congress to stay away from the speech. A grand total of two Senators and twelve Representatives have publicly announced that they are boycotting Israels prime minister. Assuming that those figures change only marginally in the days ahead, it will mean that 98% of the Senate and 95%...
  • In Obama's Middle East there's only one problem - Netanyahu (resumes criticizing election remarks)

    05/23/2015 11:50:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Friday May 22, 2015 | Boaz Bismuth
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stated this week that Iran "will not allow any inspections of military sites by foreigners." He also vowed to resist "coercion and excessive demands" on the part of a "brazen enemy," meaning the U.S. U.S. President Barack Obama was not overly concerned by those statements. A nuclear agreement with Iran is essentially a done deal as far as Obama is concerned, so Iranian rhetoric no longer carries any weight. So goes the thinking at the White House. In fact, Obama is much more perturbed by what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on election day some...
  • Obamas Nuclear Deal Could Mean War

    03/12/2015 1:41:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    Time ^ | March 12, 2015 | by Gabriel Scheinmann
    Inking this accord increases the chances that Israel and the United States take military action against Iran to stop its nuclear program The Obama Administration may be on the verge of completing a deal that leaves Iran with a substantial nuclear capability, but about a year away from a bombs worth of fissile material. By not insisting on the dismantlement of any major nuclear infrastructure, or even on the complete cessation of enrichment activities, the White House is betting that not only is Iran likely to heed the deal, but also that the United States would have enough time to...
  • Attack Israel, Get $$$: Obama Authorizes $20 Million in "Relief" for Gaza Thugs

    02/02/2009 7:46:24 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 13 replies · 490+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 02 February 2009 | EC
    I guess all those hours in the Obama phone banks are going to pay off for Hamas and Co. Today President Obama OK'ed $20 Million in relief for the "victims" of the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
  • Obama Statement on Jewish Attacks: Fore!

    02/16/2015 4:55:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | John Ransom
    Don’t expect the White House to call the shootings in Copenhagen by Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, who attacked a Jewish synagogue, a hate crime. Police in Demark later gunned down el-Hussein, the newest “lone wolf” Islamic terrorist to attack Jews in Europe, after he killed two people. The attack was related to last month’s Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris where Islamic assassins gunned down people who dared caricature Islam’s prophet of Doom, Mohammed.In a statement about the Copenhagen attack Obama had this to say: “Fore!”And don’t expect that he’ll say much more on it. That’s because Obama stayed on the...
  • Obama's Anti-Israel Collaborators

    05/21/2009 3:46:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | Joan Swirsky
    Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, has long and deep ties with the enemies of America and Israel. This is what Dick Morris, former advisor to President Bill Clinton, and his wife, Eileen McGann, wrote last year: [Hillarys] relationship with terrorists began in the mid-1980s when she served on the Board of the New World Foundation, which gave funds to the Palestine Liberation Organization [when] the PLO was officially recognized by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization. In 1996, the First Lady initiated an outreach program to bring Muslim leaders to the White House. But, as terrorism expert Steve Emerson...
  • Iran Has Ballistic Missile That Poses Threat to United States

    01/22/2015 9:42:04 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 71 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/22/2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    Column one: Iran, Obama, Boehner and Netanyahu Iran has apparently produced an intercontinental ballistic missile whose range far exceeds the distance between Iran and Israel, and between Iran and Europe. On Wednesday night, Channel 2 showed satellite imagery taken by Israels Eros-B satellite that was launched last April. The imagery showed new missile-related sites that Iran recently constructed just outside Tehran. One facility is a missile launch site, capable of sending a rocket into space or of firing an ICBM. On the launch pad was a new 27-meter long missile, never seen before. The missile and the launch pad indicate...
  • Obama and Kerry Pressure Israel to Leave Hamas Alone

    07/28/2014 7:15:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 28, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Obama and Kerry Pressure Israel to Leave Hamas AlonePosted By Joseph Klein On July 28, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments President Obama is seeking to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into agreeing to an immediate unconditional ceasefire. In a phone call on Sunday, Obama reportedly told the Israeli prime minister that such a ceasefire was a strategic imperative. Obama specifically referred to the ceasefire proposed by Secretary of State John Kerry, which Israels security cabinet rejected unanimously last Friday.Israel has been willing to observe several humanitarian pauses, primarily on a unilateral basis. Hamas went along...
  • US Condemns Israeli Singer for Comparing Obama to Hitler

    05/05/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    inn ^ | 5/5/15 | Ari Yashar
    The popular and outspoken Israeli singer Amir Benayoun sharply criticized US President Barack Obama in a new song and went on to compare him with the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, to which the US Embassy in Tel Aviv responded with a condemnation. The embassy's spokesperson told Walla!, "we were sorry to hear the repulsive descriptions. We condemn any provocative and racist language, whether it is against the president of the United States or against anyone else, and we believe that most Israelis think like us." In the new song, which Benayoun posted in a video on Facebook this week, the...
  • Heilemann: 'Horrible' That Bibi Team Sees Win as Blow to ObamaBut Obama View If Bibi Lost?

    03/17/2015 4:56:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What would be the scene inside the White House if Bibi Netanyahu had lost tonight: President Obama popping the bubbly as Samantha Power and John Kerry danced an Irish jig? There's no denying that the Obama admin ardently davened [prayed] for Bibi to go down. Top Obama campaign aides had been dispatched to Israel for that very purpose. Indeed, there are even allegations that the Obama admin had underwritten the effort to defeat Netanyahu. But in a classic MSM bit of hypocritical hand-wringing, on this evening's With All Due Respect, John Heilemann lamented that it was "horrible" to hear that...
  • Hamas, Abbas, Obama and Islamic savagery

    11/18/2014 12:20:56 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dan Miller
    TodayPalestinian extremists Islamists murdered four Israelis, three of whom werealso U.S. citizens, at a Jerusalem synagogue. Several others are in critical condition. Palestinians celebrated their actions and their intended consequences.This morning Iposted an article by Robert SpencerofFront Page Magazine titled More Beheadings, MoreDenial at Warsclerotic, of which I am an editor. Mr. Spencer's article deals with Obama's response to the recent Islamic beheading of "Abdul-Rahman Kassig, previously known as Peter." Obama proclaimed that Kassig's beheading by personnel of the Islamic State "represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith."As I noted ina parenthetical comment at the top of the...
  • Obama says no military solution to Iran nuclear program (Israeli TV Interview)

    06/01/2015 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 1, 2015, 1:13 pm EDT
    US President Barack Obama tells Channel 2 in an interview that he can demonstrate that a verifiable agreement with Iran will be the best way to contain Tehrans nuclear ambitions. I can, [I] think, demonstrate, not based on any hope but on facts and analysis, that the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable tough agreement. A military solution will not fix it, even if the United States participates. It would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program but it would not eliminate it, he says. Asked whether Israel may attempt a military strike...
  • Obama Blows Air Kiss to Iran While Flipping Israel the Bird

    03/20/2015 9:58:53 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 3/20/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama released his annual Norwuz* message to the Iranian people, blowing them a wet kiss. He related how he and Michelle celebrated Norwuz at the White House, invoking the term diaspora to describe expatriate Iranians in America.

    03/10/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-10-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The most anti-Israel President in US History We were warned. [video] BUT THIS IS STUNNING A top Obama official this weekend told the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper that there is no need for Palestinians to recognize Israel. Israel National News reported: The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Qudsnewspaper, said, The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that...
  • OBAMA SECRETLY PLEDGES TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM. Will press Israel into new so-called land-for-peace

    01/28/2013 7:30:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Klein on Line ^ | 1/28/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV Now that he has secured his second term, President Barack Obama has already secretly pledged to the Palestinians he will press Israel into a new round of so-called land-for-peace negotiations, a top Palestinian Authority negotiator told KleinOnline. The negotiator said top members of the Obama administration told the Palestinians the U.S. president will renew talks aimed at creating a Palestinian state in the so-called 1967 borders meaning in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and, notably, eastern Jerusalem. The negotiator further revealed when it comes to dividing Jerusalem, Obama wants to rehash what is known as the...
  • Obama: US won't be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:47:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 183 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014 | Adiv Sterman
    Ahead of meeting with Netanyahu, president says unprecedented aggressive settlement construction detrimental to peace process Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israels citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu does not...
  • Obamas Economic Boycott Against Israel Adopted by 17 EU Nations

    07/06/2014 7:28:44 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 4 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | July 6, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Since January of last year the European Union has been threatening to boycott any company or entity that does business with the West Bank of Israel. The sanctions, perversely designed by Secretary of State John Kerry, were meant to punish Israel for its settlements in the West Bank and encourage the Jewish nation to adopt Kerrys peace process framework. The economic boycott threat was entirely one-sided against Israel. Because there were no consequences for the Palestinian Authority should they abandon the peace process, it gave the PA every reason to harden their position and wait for the EU to act...
  • Obama: Expecting Iran to Recognize Israel Under Nuclear Deal a Misjudgment

    04/06/2015 8:26:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/06/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) Requiring Iran to recognize Israel as part of a comprehensive nuclear agreement would be a fundamental misjudgment, President Obama said on Monday, adding that the U.S. cannot depend on the nature of the regime in Tehran changing.The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we wont sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms, he said in an interview with NPR.And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment, he added. I want to return to this point:...
  • BREAKING -- Obama Abandons Israel At U.N. Security Council

    07/28/2014 9:03:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Red Flag News ^ | 7/28/14
    Despite a history of rocky relations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration could largely be counted on to watch Israels back in the U.N. Security Council, where it succeeded for more than five years in blocking successive efforts by the Palestinians to gain more of the trappings of an independent state and to get the world body to formally censure Israeli settlement policies. That changed after the stroke of midnight Sunday when, in the early minutes of Monday, July 28, the U.N. Security Council, with the backing of the United States, issued...
  • Obama admits: Deal will give Iran near zero breakout time in 13 years [Israel & Netanyahu]

    04/07/2015 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 21 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Josh Lederman
    President concedes Iran framework nuclear agreements shortcomings amid growing chorus of objections. WASHINGTON (AP) Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years. Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework deal to critics, was pushing back on the charge that the deal fails to eliminate the risk because it allows Iran to keep enriching uranium. He told NPR News that...
  • Obama Finally Calls Netanyahu, Threatens US Will "Reassess" Relationship with Israel

    03/20/2015 6:47:20 AM PDT · by rightistight · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/20/15 | Aurelius
    An angry President Obama finally called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday after the Israel PM won reelection this week. However, the phone call, which most political experts predicted would be congratulatory in nature, instead was used to warn Mr. Netanyahu that the US is planning on reconsidering their stance towards Israel. President Obama, who had called Vladimir Putin of Russia and Hassan Rouhani quickly after they won their elections, waited two days to call the Prime Minister of our closest Middle East ally. Calling historical foes of the United States swifter than allies was, in itself, unprecedented. What President Obama...
  • For Obama, Bibis words matter while Irans dont [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/22/2015 10:25:18 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Sunday, March 22, 2015 | Shumuley Boteach
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest echoed the sentiment in last Thursdays White House briefing that the Prime Ministers words could bring punishment. Words matter, he said. There could be consequences for Netanyahus statements. Everybody whos in a position to speak on behalf of their government understands that thats the case, and particularly when were talking about a matter as serious as this one. So lets get this straight. When foreign leaders speak, it matters. What they say is consequential. Bibis going to have to pay for his remarks. But I have one question. Why doesnt any of this apply to...
  • The Crisis Has Exploded (Obama and Israel)

    03/21/2015 4:18:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    Commentary ^ | John Podhoretz
    Today, the president of the United States told the prime minister of Israel he was reassessing Americas options with regard to Israel in light of remarks Benjamin Netanyahu made about potential Palestinian statehood and an election-day Facebook post urging Israeli right-wingers to go to the polls on Monday to counter a surge in Israeli Arab voters. The crisis in the relationship we discuss in our new editorial statement has entered a new and potentially unprecedented phase. It may well be that the president is going to present American Jews with a choice over the coming months no American president should...
  • US disowns Israel over Iran strike: No weapons or military backup

    09/01/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT · by bkopto · 20 replies
    DEBKA ^ | Sept 1, 2012 | Staff
    US Gen. Martin Dempseys assertion Thursday, Aug. 30 that the US would not be complicit in an Israel strike against Iran, together with the drastic reduction in the scale of next months joint US-Israeli war game disclosed by TIME, add up to a blunt message from US President Barack Obama to Israel: You are on your own! See how you manage without special US weapons and US military backup, including a shield against missile counter-attack, if you decide to defy us and go through with a military operation against Iran. Instead of the 5,000 US troops originally assigned for Austere...
  • Obama prepares to punish Israeli voters for rejecting him

    03/19/2015 10:17:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Following the upset in Israel that saw Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party and its allies win a decisive victory in Tuesday’s parliamentary elections, a few postmortems have observed that Israeli voters did not merely fail to reject Bibi but they also delivered a resounding rebuke to the Obama administration. As any nigh-omnipotent being would, President Barack Obama and his administration have begun to suggest that retribution is imminent for the state of Israel, its profane government, and its idolatrous voters. The retributive justice meted out to Israel by a wounded Obama administration began well before any votes were cast...
  • Panetta Warns Israel on Consequences of Iran Military Strike

    11/18/2011 6:28:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/18/11 | Jennifer Griffin
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said ahead of a meeting Friday with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that he would warn his Israeli counterpart about the global economic consequences of a military strike on Iran's nuclear program, adding that he still favors sanctions and diplomacy over a strike. "To go beyond (sanctions and diplomacy) raises our concerns about the unintended consequences that could result. ... There are going to be economic consequences to that, that could impact not just on our economy but the world economy," Panetta told those travelling with him to Halifax, Canada.
  • Panetta Warns Israel on Consequences of Iran Military Strike

    11/18/2011 6:43:09 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 31 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | NOV 18, 2011 | Jennifer Griffin
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said ahead of a meeting Friday with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that he would warn his Israeli counterpart about the global economic consequences of a military strike on Iran's nuclear program, adding that he still favors sanctions and diplomacy over a strike.
  • Iranian Dissidents Criticize Obamas Nuclear Diplomacy

    03/27/2015 6:12:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 17, 2015
    Claim White House ignoring human rights, working with murderous regime A group of Iranian dissidents and political prisoners have lashed out at the Obama administration, lambasting its ongoing diplomacy with Iran, according to two open letters sent to the White House in recent days. In each letter, the dissidentsmost of whom are currently political prisoners in Irancriticize the White House for ignoring the issues of human rights and democracy in Iran as they push to finalize a deal with a regime that the dissidents says is murderous and untrustworthy. Iranian reformers and those seeking a change in the countrys leadership...
  • Obama is no friend of Israel; he never has been and never will be

    12/30/2012 7:01:39 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec. 30, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    The reelection of Barack Obama will prove to be a painful reminder of having been lied to and fooled for many of his supporters. The young voters who sold their futures to vote for whatever they imagined Obama to be will learn hard lessons. The conservatives who stayed home to make some kind of statement of their discontent will be taught hard lessons about the consequences of elections. Those who consider themselves supporters of Israel, who willingly put aside their judgment of obvious facts, are learning how foolish they were. They voted for a man they should have recognized as...
  • Obama to Netanyahu: U.S. will reassess Israeli-Palestinian peace policy (uses Ford's 1975 term)

    03/21/2015 6:12:02 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 19, 2015 | 11:57 PM | Barak Ravid
    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening, and protested remarks made by the latter during his election campaign against the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israel's Arab citizens. Obama did not accept the explanations Netanyahu provided during an interview with NBC, in which he backtracked on some of the statements he made during the final days of the election campaign. According to a senior White House official, Obama told Netanyahu that the U.S. will need to reassess its options regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in light of the prime minister's new...
  • Netanyahu backers hint at consequences for Democrats who boycott speech

    02/23/2015 4:55:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/23/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Israeli prime ministers address cast by Obama supporters as rebuke to presidentTeam Barack started strong, but Team Bibi is showing it knows how to finish, as supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pick up steam against those urging a boycott of his speech next week before Congress. About 20 House and Senate Democrats announced early on that they would not attend the March 3 speech, which is being cast as a rebuke to President Obama, but since then only a handful have joined them as pro-Netanyahu advocates counter by hinting at political consequences for the no-shows.
  • Spite: Angry Obama Doubles Down on Iran Deal, Punishes Israel After Netanyahu Victory

    03/19/2015 11:44:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Apologies for quoting myself, but here's what I wrote within hours of Benjamin Netanyahu's dramatic victory Tuesday night -- then repeated here on Wednesday morning: Parting thought: Given Obama's knee-jerk rejection of electoral thumpings, Tehran should consider adding some big demands to their list. Who knows what O might be willing to agree to, out of spite for Israeli voters, Bibi and the Cotton 47? Gulp. My point was pretty simple.  This president has extremely thin skin and extraordinary self regard.  He views rejections of his agenda as personal affronts; in his mind, such setbacks not are not occasions for reflection and reconsideration,...
  • Petulant Child Wants Revenge On Israel

    03/21/2015 8:04:09 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 21, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel has deeply angered the Obama administration. In spite of the efforts of former Obama election officials and a bunch of money spent to elect a weak, leftist appeasement candidate; in spite of more meaningless hope and change rhetoric and poll manipulation, Netanyahu easily won reelection. Obama has an 0-4 record when it comes to removing and replacing world leaders. Egypt, Libya, and Syria ended in disaster and now this arrogant, bumbling thug has been rejected by the Israelis. They probably know more about this man than the low information voters...
  • Obama: Netanyahu's Comments Have 'Consequences'

    05/21/2015 7:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/15 | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama is continuing his criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahus comments on a Palestinian state and Arab-Israelis before the last elections. In an interview with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Obama said that the security relationship between the United States and Israel will remain strong, but reiterated that there will be consequences from Netanyahus remarks. In every public pronouncement Ive made, I said that the bedrock security relationships between our two countriesthese are sacrosanct. Military cooperation, intelligence cooperationnone of that has been affected. I have maintained, and I think I can show that no U.S. president has...
  • Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' (He's on a mission.)

    05/04/2015 6:18:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/4/15 | NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENN - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness." The country's first black president called for a nationwide mobilization to reverse inequalities and said the cause will remain a mission for the rest of his presidency and his life. "There are consequences to indifference," Obama said. Helping launch a foundation to assist young minorities, Obama said the catalysts of protests in Ferguson, Missouri,...
  • Jacob Prasch - Day of the Lord Obadiah

    02/26/2015 8:55:44 PM PST · by Shery · 6 replies
    Hazel Allen youtube ^ | Uploaded to YouTube June 16, 2014 | Jacob Prasch
    Dated from the Bush era, but a great message...appropriate for ANY day! Lessons to be learned if not too late. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g5YDKRL7ec
  • Egypt and Eurasian Union (Russia) agree on free trade zone

    02/10/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    News-AM ^ | 2-10-2015 | http://news.am/eng/news/252054.html
    Egypt and Eurasian Economic Union have reached an agreement on creating of a free trade zone, President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday. We have reached an agreement to establish a free trade zone between Egypt and the Eurasian Economic Union, Egyptian leader said. The announcement was made during Russian president Vladimir Putin's visit to Egypt.
  • Beloved SF bookstore becomes casualty of minimum wage hike

    02/02/2015 11:58:58 PM PST · by csvset · 38 replies
    KGO ^ | February 02, 2015 | Jonathan Bloom
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Independent bookstores have faced tough times for quite a while. In San Francisco, neighborhood businesses have been passionately protected, so it's hard to believe that an initiative passed by voters to raise the minimum wage is driving a Mission District bookstore out of business. San Francisco's minimum wage is currently $11.05 an hour. By July of 2018, the minimum wage in San Francisco will be $15 an hour. That increase is forcing Borderlands Bookstore to write its last chapter now. When actor Scott Cox took a job at Borderlands Books he didn't do it for the...
  • THANKS Ferguson Looters! First K-Mart, now Big Lots CLOSING in Ferguson

    12/23/2014 1:07:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 99 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 12/23/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    Any thinking person could have predicted this unfortunately the Ferguson protestors dont think. Rioting and looting in Ferguson has caused an exodus of businesses and jobs from the community. Well done Ferguson looters! Youve managed to close K-Mart and Big Lots, and kill jobs in your community. You should be proud of your protests for gangsta thug Michael Brown. Thanks to you, hundreds of working people in Ferguson will no longer have an income, and some wouldnt even be able to afford Christmas presents. All because of your rioting and looting. You thugs must be so proud. Of course the...
  • Nation backs Republican agenda in new poll: Majority want lame duck Obama to play second fiddle

    11/12/2014 2:11:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    A new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Americans don't want President Barack Obama calling all the shots anymore. Americans say by a large margin that they'd rather Obama back off and let Republicans take the lead in the new Congress than the other way around. The poll supports Republican claims that last week's midterm elections were in fact a referendum on the president - an assessment the White House has forcibly denied both before and after the president's party was walloped at the ballot box. ......... just 36 percent of respondents to Gallup's latest survey said they wanted...
  • UNODC drug report: Rise in US cannabis use treatments

    06/26/2014 3:09:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | June 26 2014 | BBC
    Cannabis use in the United States has increased, with more people visiting hospital emergency departments over its use, a UN report says. The potency of the drug in the US appeared to have increased, making it more harmful, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's World Drugs Report added. It said it was too early to tell if the legalisation of cannabis in two US states had had an impact on drug use. Global illegal opium poppy farming rose 26% between 2012 and 2013, it added. "In the United States, the lower perceived risk of cannabis use has led to...
  • U.S. says will act 'in days' if no Russian action in Ukraine

    04/22/2014 6:38:21 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 4/21/14 | Doina Chiacu and Patricia Zengerle
    The United States' government said on Monday it will decide "in days" on additional sanctions if Russia does not take steps to implement an agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine reached in Geneva last week. The steps include publicly calling on pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate occupied buildings and checkpoints, accept an amnesty and address their grievances politically, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "If they don't take steps in the coming days, there'll be consequences," she said at a Monday news briefing. "Obviously, we would have to make a decision in the matter of - in a...