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  • Former US secretary: Netanyahu speech ‘poisoning’ ties (Robert Reich joins the anti-Bibi onslaught)

    03/01/2015 12:02:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 1, 2015, 8:43 am | Stuart Winer
    Former US labor secretary Robert Reich offered sharp criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, saying that the premiere’s intention address Congress on Tuesday, against the wishes of the White House, was driving many US Jews to speak out against Israel when in the past they may have remained silent, and that the speech was “poisoning the relationship” between Israel and the US In a post to his Facebook page, Reich, who was secretary during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1997, appealed not to Netanyahu, but rather to the people of Israel, and warned them that the prime...
  • Scott Walker Stands By Claim Reagan's Union-Busting Was 'Most Significant' Foreign Policy Decision

    02/28/2015 11:37:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ashley Alman
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is doubling down on claims that the strongest foreign policy move in his lifetime was former President Ronald Reagan's decision to fire 11,000 air traffic controllers. In 1981, almost 13,000 air traffic control employees walked off the job when contract negotiations between the federal government and the controllers union stalled. Reagan claimed the strike was illegal and demanded the air traffic controllers return to work; when some 11,000 did not, he fired them. Walker, who has long idolized Reagan and previously lauded the former president's standoff with air traffic control, on Saturday called it "the...
  • Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal

    02/28/2015 8:40:44 PM PST · by conservativeread · 33 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 02/28/15 | christopher paiva
    President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday. “The president has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran. If this bill is sent to the president, he will veto it,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House’s National Security Council...
  • Fox News Co-Host Says It’s Time to Ask: ‘Is This White House Antisemitic’ (VIDEO)

    02/28/2015 8:36:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 87 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 28, 2015 10:19 pm
    Andreana Tantaros, conservative commentator and a co-host on Fox News’ The Five and Outnumbered on Thursday asserted that the time has come to ask if the Obama White House is antisemitic. Citing the administration’s consistent attacks against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu over his stance on the Iranian nuclear threat Tantaros said, “I think that it is time that we ask the question, and I’m dead serious about this, is this White House antisemitic?” After being challenged on the assertion by her co-host, Tantaros explained: ”I am asking the question. Because look at the hostility towards Israel, we have never seen...
  • Sir John Sawers, ex-MI6 chief, warns of Russia 'danger'

    02/28/2015 8:24:49 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 February 2015 Last updated at 01:35 ET | Mishal Hussein, BBC
    Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says. Sir John Sawers, who recently retired after five years as chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that Russia poses a "state to state threat".
  • US officials move to deport Bosnian suspects over war crimes (Serbs over Srebrenica)

    02/28/2015 7:48:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03/01/2015 | (mg/bk)
    US officials were preparing to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of having played a role in the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Serbs during the war that raged in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported. Authorities identified 300 suspects in all, which included those who allegedly hid their involvement in war crimes when they came to the US as war victims fleeing the violence in the Balkans. As many as half of these were believed to have played a role at the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica, where Bosnian Serbs killed 8,000 Muslim boys and men. The...
  • Pence for Defense--The presidential candidates could learn from Indiana’s governor.

    02/28/2015 7:03:37 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 1 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 28, 2015 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Lost in much of the reporting about CPAC is that almost all of the likely presidential candidates—really, all of them, with the exception of Rand Paul—seemed to place themselves at the Reaganite hawkish-internationalist end of the foreign policy spectrum. The much-heralded return of Republican isolationism or anti-interventionism wasn’t much in evidence, except during Rand Paul's half hour on the stage. The other candidates all criticized President Obama for his foreign policy weakness and timidity, and made the case for greater American strength and resolve. Of course, most of the speakers didn't go into great detail, especially on the question of...
  • Greek Crisis Deepens

    02/28/2015 6:33:12 PM PST · by NRx · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Greece's new currency designs are ready. The green 50 drachma note features Cornelius Castoriadis, the Marxisant philosopher and sworn enemy of privatisation. The Nobel poet Odysseus Elytis - voice of Eastward-looking Hellenism - honours the 200 note. The bills rise to 10,000 drachma, a wise precaution lest there is a hyperinflationary shock as Greece breaks out of its debt-deflation trap at high velocity. The amateur blueprints are a minor sensation in Greek artistic circles. They are only half in jest. Greece's Syriza radicals have signed a fragile ceasefire with the eurozone's creditor powers. Few think this can last as escalating...
  • In Edinburg, Carville, Rove say Obama squabble with Israel will dominate foreign policy talk

    02/28/2015 6:12:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Monitor ^ | February 27, 2015 | Carlos Sanchez, editor
    EDINBURG — The political squabble between President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over whether to negotiate with Iran will dominate the foreign policy conversation this year, agreed former presidential advisers Karl Rove and James Carville, who spoke Friday morning in Edinburg. The duo — one Republican and the other Democrat — had an hour-long conversation in front of a gathering of more than 100 Rio Grande Valley residents at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Moderated by Evan Smith, editor of The Texas Tribune, the event was hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership and IBC Bank....
  • Flashback 1996: PM Netanyahu- Speech to US Congress- July 10- 1996

    02/28/2015 5:51:17 PM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    MFA ^ | 10 Jul 1996 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    I have touched on the problem of the Middle East that is largely undemocratic, and part of it is strongly anti-democratic. Specifically, it is being radicalized and terrorized by a number of unreconstructed dictatorships whose governmental creed is based on tyranny and intimidation. The most dangerous of these regimes is Iran, that has wed a cruel despotism to a fanatic militancy. If this regime, or its despotic neighbor Iraq, were to acquire nuclear weapons, this could presage catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and not only for the Middle East, but for all mankind. I believe the international community...
  • BREAKING! VENEZUELA SAYS THEY’VE CAPTURED AMERICAN PILOT (video)

    02/28/2015 4:44:55 PM PST · by blueyon · 60 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 2/28/15 | soopermexican
    As if foreign policy couldn’t get any worse. The President Piece of Crap Maduro announced that they have captured an American pilot that was trying to topple his regime. Watch below:
  • Iran Says It Fired 'New Strategic Weapon'

    02/28/2015 4:10:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/2/15 | Dalit Halevy & Gil Ronen
    Iran has ended its large scale Great Prophet 9 exercise in the Persian Gulf, test firing a “new strategic weapon,” which it says will play an important role in the future battle against the US. The test was performed on the final day of the exercise, staged by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which about one-fifth of the world's oil passes. "The new weapon will have a very decisive role in adding our naval power in confronting threats, particular by the Great Satan, the US," Admiral Ali Fadavi, Iran’s navy chief, told the Revolutionary...
  • New Austrian law 'combats Islamization'

    02/28/2015 3:08:21 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies
    the Local (Austria) ^ | 25 Feb 2015 18:10 GMT+01:00
    Austria's parliament has passed a law banning foreign sources of financing to Muslim organisations and requiring imams to be able to speak German, in a move closely watched by other European nations facing growing problems with radical Islam. The text aims to promote what conservative Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz calls an "Islam of European character" by muting the influence of foreign Muslim nations and organizations, and offering Austrian Muslims a mix of increased rights and obligations in practising their faith in the central European country. But the law has generated opposition from several quarters, including Austrian Muslim groups that call...
  • Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

    02/28/2015 2:42:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | Farai Munganp
    Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty.Thousands of supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF, many wearing party regalia emblazoned with the president's image, sang and danced as he arrived for the jamboree at a luxury hotel in the famed Victoria Falls resort.
  • Pearl Harbor sub commander is relieved of duties

    02/28/2015 2:33:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 80 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 2-28-15 | William Cole
    The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said. Cmdr. Tory Swanson was removed from his position by Capt. Harry Ganteaume, commander of Submarine Squadron 1. A command investigation into the circumstances leading to Swanson's relief is ongoing, the Navy said. Cmdr. Brook DeWalt, a spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet submarine force, said he was limited in what he could say, but that the removal "was a matter of professional nature — not a personal...
  • ISIS Is Now Threatening To Murder A COLLEGE PROFESSOR IN TENNESSEE

    02/28/2015 2:17:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/28/2015 | Eric Owens
    Leaders of ISIS are now calling on followers to assassinate an American college professor in the group’s propaganda magazine.The professor is Yasir Qadhi, reports Memphis NBC affiliate WMC-TV. Qadhi, born in Houston, Texas, is a professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, a private bastion of the liberal arts in Memphis. He is also a Muslim cleric and the resident scholar at the Memphis Islamic Center.ISIS — also called the Islamic State — and its adherents don’t like Qadhi because he stands athwart the radical Muslim entity, yelling stop.“Contrary to popular opinion, ISIS does not have support in the American Muslim...
  • Iran's Zarif criticizes Netanyahu's 'scaremongering' (coordinating talking points with Zero again)

    02/28/2015 1:49:01 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 02.28.15, 17:21
    Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Saturday that "scaremongering" by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the world should not allow the hard-line Israeli leader to undermine peace. He was referring to Netanyahu's planned speech at the US Congress next week on the emerging nuclear deal that he considers dangerous. "Through scaremongering, falsification, propaganda and creating a false atmosphere even inside other countries, (Israel) is attempting to prevent peace," Zarif told reporters during a joint news conference Saturday with his Italian counterpart, Paolo...
  • Herzog 'Would Address the Palestinian Parliament' (But not Congress!)

    02/28/2015 1:41:30 PM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/28/2015, 7:16 PM | Hezki Ezra
    Herzog vowed that, if elected PM, in his first 100 days as prime minister he would focus on three issues in particular: solving the housing crisis, "renewing relations with the US and the (political) process with the Palestinians." "If need be, I will travel to Ramallah and present to the Palestinian Parliament a vision of hope," he declared.
  • ISIS' Next Target

    02/28/2015 1:40:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    World Afairs ^ | February 26,2015 | Michael J. Totten
    ISIS has announced that Lebanon will be the next state to fall under the sway of its “caliphate.” According to Beirut's Daily Star newspaper, the only reason ISIS hasn't attacked yet in force is because they haven't decided on the mission's commander. The Lebanese army is one of the least effective in the Middle East—and that's saying something in a region where the far more capable Syrian and Iraqi armies are utterly failing to safeguard what should be their own sovereign territory. So France is going to send a three billion dollar package of weapons to Lebanon and the Saudis...
  • Violent clashes break out during anti-Islam march in Newcastle City (UK)

    02/28/2015 1:31:10 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    UK Daily mail ^ | 2-28-2015 | Ollie Gillman
    here were violent clashes on the streets of Newcastle today as hundreds of demonstrators from controversial anti-Islam group Pegida were met by a 2,000-strong counter-protest. Around 400 people from the far-right group were shouted down by the counter-demonstration, with scuffles breaking out as the rally made its way through the city centre, leading to five arrests. The rival demonstrations against the anti-Islam march were led by Respect MP George Galloway who spoke at the pro-Islam rally, branding the far-right protesters a 'German Nazi group'.
  • Stop the witch-hunt against Netanyahu

    02/28/2015 1:28:23 PM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | Shoula Romano Horing | Shoula Romano Horing
    Op-ed: Seventy-five years after the Holocaust, Herzog is underestimating evil and its promises to wipe the Jewish state off the map, while the media and left-wing camp are concentrating on PM's so-called 'corruption.' Until the current election campaign and the daily vicious, personal attacks against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, I think I never really gauged the media and center-left camp’s cruelty, or their recklessness in regard to the security and safety of Israel and the Jewish people. I never realized how low they are willing to descend to have an Israel without Netanyahu and to replace him...
  • Arabs: Why is Obama Siding with Supporters of Terrorism?

    02/28/2015 1:13:53 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org ^ | February 26, 2015 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Many Arabs and Muslims see the meeting between Obama and Qatar's al-Thani as a gift to Qatar for its continued support of Islamic radical groups across the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. On the eve of Obama's meeting, Egyptian sources revealed that Qatar was providing weapons and ammunition to members of the Islamic State in Libya. The sources said that 35 Qatari aircraft were involved in transferring munitions. Arab political analysts are also concerned about Obama's ongoing attempts to appease Iran, which continues to expand its presence in Arab countries such as Yemen, Iraq...
  • Unmark your calendars: Mosul liberation postponed indefinitely

    02/28/2015 12:34:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Old and busted: Open-source war planning. New hotness: Strategic incoherence! A week ago, the Pentagon briefed reporters on the plan to retake Mosul from ISIS in April using mainly Iraqi Army troops, down to the timing of the attack and a rough estimate of the numbers and types of troops needed to accomplish the job. Just seven days later, the Department of Defense pushed off the date until autumn … if then. A DoD source told The Daily Beast’s Nancy Youssef that, er, they’ve belatedly discovered that Iraqi troops aren’t ready now, and probably won’t be ready for months: The...
  • Boris Nemtsov: Final interview given by Putin critic just hours before his murder - in full

    02/28/2015 12:24:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/28/2015
    Boris Nemtsov: The political demands [for our march] are key: a quick end to the war with Ukraine. You know that Putin began aggression a year ago against Ukraine? Why do I say a year ago? Because on Feb 27 last year you know that armed men seized the parliament building of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Then 47 deputies without a quorum under the gaze of automatic weapons, voted for the referendum.
  • The Next Great Migration - Why don’t more black Americans move abroad?

    02/28/2015 12:28:12 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | THOMAS CHATTERTON WILLIAMS
    PARIS — AT dinner last summer with my brother-in-law, a grandson of Jews who fled Algeria for France, the conversation turned to the rash of anti-Semitic incidents plaguing the country. At such times, the question inevitably arises in the minds of many Jews: “Where could we go?” He mentioned Tel Aviv, London and New York, but the location mattered less than the reassurance that departure remained an option. He’s not alone in this thinking: 7,000 French Jews emigrated in 2014. Over the past year, as I watched with outrage at the dizzying spate of unpunished extrajudicial police killings of black...
  • Netanyahu at Western Wall: I respect Obama, but it's my duty to ensure Israel's security

    02/28/2015 12:18:03 PM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/28/2015 21:54 | HERB KEINON
    PM on eve of Washington trip says strength of US-Israeli relations will prevail over current disagreements. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the Western Wall Saturday night, just hours before flying to Washington on one of the the most contentious visits there by an Israeli prime minister in recent memory. With the Wall as his backdrop, Netanyahu said that he wanted to visit Judaism's holiest site before embarking on his trip Sunday morning to Washington where his scheduled speech before Congress on Tuesday has placed him at loggerheads with the White House. “I want to take this opportunity...
  • RUSSIA: Opposition Leader BORIS NEMTSOV SHOT [VIDEO IN English]

    02/28/2015 12:01:35 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    He was killed within 200 m from Kremlin wall. Nothing happens within 200m from White House without secret service knowing it." And I made the same point today, that there are no political stature such as Nemtsov left in Russia today
  • Stand Up to Iran (Video at link - Speech March 3rd at 11am EST on C-SPAN)

    02/28/2015 11:57:26 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 28, 2015 | RJCHQ
    Urge Washington to stop ignoring the threats of radical Islam and a nuclear Iran: http://StandUpToIran.com
  • Putin's 'Hybrid' Great Terror (Nemtsov assassination)

    02/28/2015 10:11:07 AM PST · by kristinn · 28 replies
    Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Brian Whitmore
    When reporters asked former world chess champion and Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov who was behind the assassination of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, he dismissed the question as irrelevant. Whoever did the dirty work, he implied, would have done so only with President Vladimir Putin's blessing. "Who gave the order to kill Nemtsov? Who knows,” Kasparov said. ”But this was done not far from the Kremlin and it would have been done by Putin's cronies. Who ordered it? I don't care. Putin must be held responsible for the murder of Boris." Kasparov’s remark gets to the heart of the larger significance...
  • [Bob] Menendez presses State Department and FBI on Chesimard (ya rite)

    02/28/2015 9:57:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    NJ Advance Media via NJ.com ^ | February 26, 2015 at 5:09 PM | Jonathan D. Salant
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez today asked the State Department to give the return of convicted cop-killer Joanne Chesimard “the utmost importance” in new negotiations with Cuba. In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Menendez said that Chesimard and other fugitives must be extradited to the U.S. before Cuba is removed from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. …
  • U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Leaves Ukraine in the Dark

    02/28/2015 9:40:36 AM PST · by tlozo · 7 replies
    The Wall Sreet Journal ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Adam Entous and Julian E. Barnes
    The U.S. is providing spy-satellite imagery to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia-backed rebels, but with a catch: the images are significantly degraded to avoid provoking Russia or compromising U.S. secrets... But before delivering them, U.S. officials black out military staging areas on Russian territory and reduce the resolution so that enemy formations can’t be clearly made out, making them less useful to Ukrainian military commanders. Those steps, which delay the delivery of the images by at least 24 hours, are designed to keep the U.S. out of the so-called kill chain—military jargon for the stages of lethal...
  • Obama, Netanyahu on Collision Course 6 Years in the Making

    02/28/2015 8:17:20 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 26 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE
    For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The coming weeks will put the relationship between their countries, which otherwise remain stalwart allies, to one of its toughest tests. Netanyahu is bound for Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama's cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran. At the same time, Secretary of State John Kerry and other international negotiators will be in Switzerland...
  • Jihadist snouts still in public trough ( Australia )

    02/28/2015 7:58:55 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    News au ^ | February 23, 2015
    NOT a single welfare payment has been cancelled for terrorist recruits leaving Australia for the Middle East, or those merely deemed a national security threat, since new laws were enacted last October to crack down on the so-called welfare warriors. The Daily Telegraph revealed at the weekend that 96 per cent of the junior ­jihadis who snuck out of the country before last September had been on some form of welfare payment, prompting the introduction of new laws to stop it. ... Subsequent inquiries, however, have revealed that the new laws have yet to be used, despite some 40 more...
  • Profile: Boris Nemtsov

    02/28/2015 7:49:21 AM PST · by McGruff · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27 February 2015
    Nemtsov founded a number of opposition movements after leaving the Russian parliament in 2003 and he had served as the co-chair of the opposition Republican Party of Russia - People's Freedom Party since 2012. He was a prominent and vocal critic of Mr Putin, denouncing him for Russia's part in the Ukraine crisis, its worsening economic situation, and the alleged corruption surrounding preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014.
  • Netanyahu is coming to Washington next week because Obama left him no choice

    02/28/2015 7:40:04 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/27/2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    t is hard to get your arms around the stubborn determination of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. For most of the nine years he has served as Israel’s leader, first from 1996 to 1999 and now since 2009, Netanyahu shied away from confrontations or buckled under pressure. He signed deals with the Palestinians he knew the Palestinians would never uphold in the hopes of winning the support of hostile US administrations and a fair shake from the pathologically hateful Israeli media. In recent years he released terrorist murderers from prison. He abrogated Jewish property rights in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria....
  • Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Boycott reaches 40 according to Iran lobby)

    02/28/2015 6:44:40 AM PST · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    NIAC ^ | Updated February 27, 2015 at 9:39 PM
    Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns, so I intend to watch the speech on TV in my office.” Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) — “Rep. McNerney is not...
  • Former Obama Campaign Aide Now Works to Oust Netanyahu

    02/28/2015 6:06:06 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 2/27/15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — Jeremy Bird, the architect of the grass-roots and online organizing efforts that powered President Obama’s presidential campaigns from Chicago, is advising a similar operation in Tel Aviv. But this time it is focused on ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. His consulting work for the group V15 — an independent Israeli organization that does not support specific candidates but is campaigning to replace Israel’s current government — has added yet another political layer to the diplomatic mess surrounding Mr. Netanyahu’s decision to address a joint meeting of Congress next week on Iran. The White House has argued...
  • Democrats Caught Between Obama, Netanyahu on Speech

    02/28/2015 6:01:47 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 2/27/15 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session. Netanyahu turned them down, frustrating members of President Barack Obama's party who are caught between the White House and the Israeli leader. Democrats face an unenviable choice on Tuesday: Attend the speech and listen to the Israeli leader criticize the president over his effort to negotiate a deal with Iran on its nuclear capability. Or skip it and face complaints that they failed...
  • Dozens dead as Qaeda militants in Syria seize rebel base (US Taxpayer Funded Moderate Beheaders )

    02/28/2015 5:33:48 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 28 February 2015 | AFP
    <p>Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.</p> <p>At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton, coin-operated policymaker

    02/28/2015 5:12:44 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/26/2015 | Timothy P. Carner
    The latest tales of State Department ethics violations, foreign money, and special access would be surprising if they were about anyone but Hillary Clinton. Throughout her political career Clinton has always blended cash and policy. She’s not merely corporatist by disposition, like, say Tim Geithner or Lindsey Graham. She’s not simply sloppy on ethics, like Bob McDonnell or John Kitzhaber. Hillary is blatantly transactional in her fundraising and policymaking. And she wants to be president. Here’s the background on the latest Clinton story: During her tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton openly had an unsavory relationship with foreign money. Her...
  • 'Knives are out': Hawaii Dem faces backlash for taking on Obama over 'Islamist' extremism

    02/28/2015 4:46:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 28, 2015 | By Malia Zimmerman
    She was Hawaii's golden girl after winning a seat in Congress with support from top liberal groups, but now that Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been critical of President Obama, her political reputation in the bluest of blue states is taking a hit. That isn’t stopping the twice-deployed 33-year-old Army veteran from continuing to challenge the president, her home state's favorite son, over his refusal to identify terror groups like the Islamic State as driven by "radical Islam.” “Every soldier knows this simple fact: If you don't know your enemy, you will not be able to defeat him,” Gabbard told...
  • 1 of 6 Bosnian immigrants accused of financing terror groups recently arrested in Indiana

    02/28/2015 4:09:34 AM PST · by BCW · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 FEB 2015 | Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS – A New York man who's among six Bosnian immigrants accused of funneling money and military supplies to terror groups in Iraq and Syria was arrested in central Indiana in early February. FBI spokeswoman Wendy Osborne said Friday that 26-year-old Nihad Rosic of Utica, New York, was arrested Feb. 6 outside of a business in Plainfield, just southwest of Indianapolis. Federal prosecutors indicted Rosic, two Illinois women and three people from St. Louis County on Feb. 5. Rosic was arrested the same day President Barack Obama visited Indianapolis, but Osborne says it was "entirely coincidental." A federal magistrate later...
  • Obama’s Failure [consistent, misrepresentation of terror threat; Iran]

    02/28/2015 2:21:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Barack Obama wants us all to simmer down about Iran. He wants Senator Bob Menendez, a fellow Democrat, and the donors he represents to butt out of the sanctions debate. He wants Republicans to quit crying wolf about IranÂ’s nuclear weapons program. He wants the media to stop hyping terror threats. He wants the American people in the dark about the secret correspondence heÂ’s had for years with IranÂ’s supreme leader. He wants John Boehner to be mindful of protocol. And most of all, he wants Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop questioning his accommodationist approach to Tehran. With...
  • Onward Christian soldiers: US filmmaker, self-styled revolutionary trains faithful to fight ISIS

    02/27/2015 11:53:34 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 27 Feb 15 | Hollie McKay
    Just 12 miles north of the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, an American filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary is running a boot camp for Christians willing and able to fight for their lives and faith against the murderous Islamic terror organization. Matthew VanDyke, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who escaped a Libyan prison after going there to help overthrow Col. Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, is helping to train hundreds of long-persecuted Assyrian Christians in everything from firearms to close quarters combat. VanDyke, who founded the security contracting firm company Sons of Liberty (SOLI), is working with an unnamed U.S. military veteran to get...
  • Brigitte Gabriel delivers GREAT SPEECH on global antisemitism

    02/27/2015 11:35:55 PM PST · by tedbel · 6 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | FEB 27/15 | Ted Belman
    GO TO THE LINK TO VIEW THE SPEECH
  • Mike Pence delivered the keynote address at CPAC annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. (HE GETS IT!!!)

    02/27/2015 8:15:31 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 12 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mike Pence
    CPAC Reagan Dinner Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. http://www.c-span.org/video/?324558-20/indiana-governor-mike-pence-r-cpac-reagan-dinner-remarks
  • Jeb Bush to CPAC: Yes, I support a path to legalization for illegal immigrants

    02/27/2015 8:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Seeing some oohing and aahing online this afternoon among political media that Jeb didn’t pander to CPAC’s very conservative crowd on Common Core or immigration (“he stuck to his guns!”), but what would he have gained by doing that? Remember, for all the hype in 2012 that Romney was shifting to the center to run as a technocrat instead of as the culture warrior he ran as in 2008, he was still a fairly doctrinaire righty on most issues, the notable exception of RomneyCare aside. That’s what the “severely conservative” nonsense was all about in his CPAC speech three years...
  • Between Esther and Congress

    02/27/2015 7:20:08 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 1 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | February 27, 2015 | Emily Amrousi
    At the junction near Raanana Park there is a traffic light with a timer. I've never seen such a thing. It's an electronic sign with numbers counting down, informing pedestrians and drivers how much time is left until it turns green. I stared at the timer, my knuckles turning white on the wheel, pondering how life can be so short, with the constant news flashes and WhatsApp messages, and now a traffic light with patience issues. When the numbers approached zero, it reminded me of something else. The Iranian nuclear program, although it hasn't presented us with a 45-second stopwatch...
  • Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to Congress

    02/27/2015 6:16:46 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 21 replies
    UrbanCure ^ | February 27, 2015 | Star Parker
    Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to Congress. There are written words for an excerpt only their own voices. Video at link.
  • Obama condemns killing of Russia's Nemtsov

    02/27/2015 5:22:23 PM PST · by McGruff · 84 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:55am GMT
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the "brutal murder" of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and called for a full investigation into the killing. "The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice," Obama said in a statement.