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  • Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training

    08/10/2015 1:31:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 10, 2015 | By Adam Kredo
    Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center. The two Russian ships docked in Iran’s Anzali port on Sunday and will hold “joint naval exercises during the three-day stay of the warships in Iran,” according to a Persian-language report in Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency. “The [Russian] warships, Volgodonsk and Makhachkala docked in Anzali Port [near the Caspian Sea], in the fourth naval zone, on the afternoon of 9 August,” the report says. The war exercises come just...
  • Iran Deal - PEACE AND SECURITY (Oh, no, another Vanity)

    07/16/2015 3:53:09 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 4 replies
    s3.amazonaws.com ^ | Vienna, 14 July 2015 | The Iran Deal Authors
    They anticipate that full implementation of this JCPOA will po sitively contribute to regional and international peace and security. Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons.
  • Official Israel virtually unanimous in denouncing 'historic surrender' to Iran

    07/14/2015 1:28:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 58 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3:38 AM EDT | HERB KEINON
    The nuclear accord agreed upon in Vienna is a “historical capitulation of the West to the axis of evil led by Iran,” Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Tuesday morning. Hotovely issued her statement on the accord before it was formally announced. The short term ramifications of the accord are “very grave,” she said, adding that Iran will continue to spread terror around the globe, continue to destabilize the region, and take a giant step toward becoming a threshold nuclear state. “Israel will use all its diplomatic means to try and prevent the confirmation of the agreement,” she said, in...
  • Netanyahu says Iran nuclear deal 'a bad mistake of historic proportions'

    07/14/2015 1:25:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 65 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4:08 AM EDT
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the agreement reached on Tuesday by Iran and major world powers on Tehran's nuclear program as a historic mistake and said he would do what he could to block Iran's nuclear ambitions. "Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons. Many of the restrictions that were supposed to prevent it from getting there will be lifted," Netanyahu said at the start of a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem. "Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue...
  • Obama-Netanyahu clash over Iran puts Israel in lose-lose situation (Haaretz’s defeatist attitude)

    07/13/2015 2:59:05 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul. 13, 2015 | 10:22 PM | Chemi Shalev
    Obama and his advisers would probably rather die than see Netanyahu and his allies in Congress and Las Vegas emerge victorious with wide smiles on their faces. The problem is that, just like Netanyahu, Republicans often allow their antipathy towards Obama to cloud their judgment, causing them to bite off more than they can chew. Just as Netanyahu’s speech to Congress in March brought many straying Democrats back to the fold, a coordinated GOP onslaught on Iran could backfire, uniting the party behind Obama and deterring even those Democrats who don’t like the Iran deal or are wary of their...
  • Iran Talks Continue as Fourth Deadline Is Blown (no end in sight 2 weeks after June 30 deadline)

    07/13/2015 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    VOA ^ | July 13, 2015 7:39 PM | Victoria Macchi
    VIENNA— The fourth deadline in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program has passed, with no announcement of a deal from any of the countries involved in the talks. The P5+1 group of countries brokering the agreement with Tehran began a new meeting shortly after midnight at the Palais Coburg. The American diplomatic delegation in the Austrian capital divulged little information throughout the day, but back in Washington Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said “genuine progress” had been made, although several issues remained under review. He added that negotiators would remain at the table as long as the discussions between Iran...
  • Turkey 'planning to invade Syria'

    06/29/2015 7:44:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 91 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Richard Spencer
    Turkey has sent shock waves through the Middle East by preparing plans to send troops into Syria for the first time, turning the civil war into an international conflict on Europe’s borders. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised a change in the rules of engagement agreed by the Turkish parliament to allow the army to strike at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), as well as the Assad regime, according to local newspapers. The aim is to establish a buffer zone for refugees and against Isil, but Mr Erdogan has also suggested that the main target of the...
  • Netanyahu: Iran the ‘greatest threat’ to world peace

    05/31/2015 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 31, 2015, 4:41 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday decried Iranian “aggression” across the Middle East, telling German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier that an emerging nuclear deal should take into account not only Tehran’s alleged nuclear ambition but also its regional aspirations. After noting that “the greatest threat to Israel’s security, to the stability of the region and to the peace of the world” was Iran’s alleged quest for nuclear weapons, Netanyahu pointed to an Iranian “campaign of aggression across the entire Middle East, in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, around our borders on the Golan.” Speaking at a press conference after his meeting...
  • French Official: Russia plotting to start war on Israel

    12/21/2014 8:57:14 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 122 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/20/2014 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – Russia is preparing a contingency plan to prompt Hezbollah and possibly the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad into a direct military conflict with Israel, according to a French official who has been apprised of the situation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the contingency was meant to be used as a card against the West, particularly the U.S. and European Union, which has been engaged in efforts to isolate Moscow...
  • Iran Refuses to Recognize Israel at U.N.

    12/06/2013 2:38:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/6/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iran publicly refused to recognize “the Israeli regime” during a full meeting on Thursday of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The move appeared to stun not a single onlooker at the United Nations, but prompted a sharp response from Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. During the opening moments of the 68th UNGA’s 60th plenary meeting, Iran’s representative took the floor to reiterate her country’s distaste for the Jewish state. The UNGA meeting was held to mark a procedural—and typically uneventful—vote in which nations meet to approve the credentials of various U.N. member states. While Iran, like every other nation,...
  • White House: U.S. To Give Syria Rebels Military Aid After Chemical Attacks

    06/13/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT · by edpc · 217 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2013 | Olivier Knox and Rachel Rose Hartman
    In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons on the opposition. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that President Barack Obama had heard pleas from Syria's rebel Supreme Military Council (SMC) for more help. "Our aim is to be responsive," Rhodes said, underlining that the new assistance would have "direct military purposes."
  • Russia Prepares for War with the US and NATO, While Lacking Resources

    03/14/2013 9:27:44 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 16 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 3/14/2013 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Sergei Shoigu, a former long-time emergency situations minister (MChS) and a former Moscow region governor is a well-known and popular figure in Russia—according to recent independent Leveda-Tsentr polls, he is at present more popular than Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Last November, President Vladimir Putin sacked the highly disliked Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, replacing him with Shoigu, whose popularity has been growing ever since; Serdyukov continues to be discredited by a high-profile investigation of alleged mass misappropriations in the defense ministry under his watch. Today, Shoigu seems to be second in popularity only to Putin himself, though, according to Leveda-Tsentr director...
  • 'Khartoum allowing Iran to establish Red Sea base'

    12/11/2012 11:16:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 12/11/2012 04:43 | By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
    Sudanese rebel groups say Khartoum reaching secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base. Photo: Davoud Poorsehat/Reuters Sudanese opposition groups accused Khartoum this week of reaching a secret agreement with Tehran to establish an Iranian military base on the Red Sea.Anti-government newspaper Hurriyat Sudan cited an unnamed opposition source on Monday as saying that the Sudanese government had struck a deal with Iran for building a base on the Sudanese coast. Related: IRGC leaders opposed to bilateral talks with US Egypt's Morsi imposes martial law for referendum Meanwhile, Sudanese rebel group The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said...
  • Israel Assured U.S. will Join War on Its Side – Report

    08/13/2012 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel has received assurances from the administration of Barack Obama, as well as the camp of Republican presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, that the United States will join a war against Iran on Israel's side, if such a war breaks out. The daily newspaper Maariv reported Monday that the assurances were delivered in secret messages to senior officials in the bureau of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, from officials close to Obama and from Romney political advisors as well as Republicans who served in senior roles in former administrations and are expected to serve in important roles again if Romney is elected....
  • Daily Mail: Israel To Strike Iran By Christmas

    11/09/2011 7:00:45 PM PST · by Fennie · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Ynet News ^ | November 9, 2011
    Israel will be launching a military strike as early as December in a bid to stop Iran's nuclear program, the British Daily Mail reported, based on unnamed government sources. The sources said that Israel will strike Iran's nuclear sites "sooner rather than later" and rely on logistical American support.
  • Ahmadinejad: Zionists started both world wars

    09/14/2011 4:38:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies · 1+ views
    YNetNews ^ | 9-14-11
    Iranian president tells Washington Post 'Zionist regime' is behind all major conflicts; 'Palestinian UN bid should be the beginning of liberation of entire Palestinian land' WASHINGTON – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Israel of perpetuating terror, and blamed the "Zionist regime" for starting both the first and second world wars. "The Zionist regime is always doing the same thing. They destroy people’s homes and raze them to the ground," Ahmadinejad told the Washington Post on Tuesday. "They have created a few major wars. They continue to assassinate and terrorize people; they continue their policy of coercion against other nations, including...
  • Antichrist

    09/11/2009 7:56:52 PM PDT · by Sharondownunderinnz · 342+ views
    Bible Prophecy Today ^ | 11th September 2009 | Jacob Prasch
    The Boston Globe is having a poll, up or down on Joe Wilson. Second page. Cast your vote! Representative Joe Wilson, Republican of South Carolina, interrupted President Obama Wednesday night, yelling "You lie," in the middle of Obama's health care address. Wilson apologized to the president for his outburst. Was this an up or down week for South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson? Yea, an up week. He stood firm against an overreaching president. Nay, a down week. His foolish outburst has so far netted over $100,000 for his 2010 Democratic opponent.
  • The Coming War of Gog and Magog, an Islamic Invasion?

    08/15/2008 9:32:13 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 44 replies · 1,058+ views
    Contender Ministries ^ | 08/15/08 | Jennifer Rast
    Ezekiel 38 through 39 tells of a future invasion of Israel by a vast coalition of nations that surround it.  As we read the headlines in the newspapers of today, and witness the conflict in the Middle East, it's not hard to imagine that this invasion prophesied over 2600 years ago, could be fulfilled in our lifetime.  Ezekiel 36-37 predicts a gathering of the Jews to the nation of Israel, which will be followed by this massive invasion.  For 19 centuries the Jewish people were scattered throughout the world, and until May 14, 1948 there was no nation of...
  • Russian warships in Syrian waters

    09/21/2008 9:10:04 PM PDT · by Flavius · 8 replies · 215+ views
    press tv ^ | 9/20/08 | press tv
    Ten Russian warships have been deployed at the Syrian port of Tartus based on an accord reached by the two sides after the August south Caucases conflict. Rear Admiral Andrei Baranov, head of the Russian Black Sea Fleet's operations directorate, said Friday the Russian engineering crew was at Tartus to expand the capacity of the harbor to host additional fleet vessels.
  • Russian Units Raid Georgian Airfields For Use In Israeli Strike Against Iran

    09/07/2008 5:03:56 AM PDT · by Fennie · 19 replies · 327+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | September 6, 2008
    The raids were disclosed by UPI chief editor Arnaud de Borchgrave, who is also on the Washington Times staff, and picked up by the Iranian Fars news agency. The Russian raids of two Georgian airfields, which Tbilisi had allowed Israel to use for a potential strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, followed the Georgian offensive against South Ossetia on Aug. 7. Under the secret agreement with Georgia, the airfields had been earmarked for use by Israeli fighter-bombers taking off to strike Iran in return for training and arms supplies.
  • Losing Sevastopol - Ukraine in NATO removes Russian Black Sea fleet's port

    08/14/2008 7:47:12 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 43 replies · 174+ views
    NRO's The Corner ^ | 8-14-08 | email to Rich Lowry
    This email Rich Lowry received from a friend makes a lot of sense. ---- Rich, I have advocated not pushing NATO membership for Ukraine or Georgia against Russian objections, but if Russia detaches the two breakaway provinces from Georgia, I think fast induction into NATO should be the centerpiece of our response. In the short term, Rice should include a visit to Berlin in her travel; that is where the obstacle to NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia resides; she should convince them that Russian alteration of international borders through violence must have strategic consequences for Russia. And I don't...
  • Putin warns US against attacking Iran

    10/16/2007 10:09:13 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies · 121+ views
    yahoo ^ | today | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV,
    By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 9 minutes ago Russian leader Vladimir Putin met his Iranian counterpart Tuesday and implicitly warned the U.S. not to use a former Soviet republic to stage an attack on Iran. He also said countries bordering the Caspian Sea must jointly back any oil pipeline projects in the region. At a summit of the five nations that border the inland Caspian Sea, Putin said none of the nations' territory should be used by any outside countries for use of military force against any nation in the region. It was a clear reference to...
  • Pentagon prepares for possible war with Russia

    02/08/2007 11:21:22 AM PST · by lizol · 41 replies · 1,990+ views
    PanARMENIAN ^ | 08.02.2007
    Pentagon prepares for possible war with Russia 08.02.2007 /PanARMENIAN.Net/ U.S. Defense Secretary thinks that American armed forces must be ready for a large-scale war, the Associated Press reports. “We need a full set of measures to conduct a war, including both special military units necessary for war against terrorists and infantry troops to be able to fight against large regular armies. We do not know what changes can take place in such countries as Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and others,” Robert Gates stated. He made this statement February 7 during hearings in the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services,...
  • Israel Readies Nuclear Bunker

    01/25/2007 7:17:14 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 29 replies · 884+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | NewsMax.com
    The Israeli government is building a massive war bunker in the hills outside Jerusalem – a refuge for top government officials in the event of a biological, chemical or nuclear attack. The maze of tunnels and underground rooms is scheduled to be completed in the next year or two as fears of an attack from Iran intensify, the Baltimore Sun reported. Israel’s top intelligence officer told the Knesset last month that Iran could have a nuclear weapon by 2009, and Israelis increasingly fear that Tehran would seek to carry out Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s threat to "wipe Israel off the...
  • Russia would never harm Israel: Olmert

    03/02/2006 4:03:51 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 56 replies · 606+ views
    news.yahoo.com/ ^ | Thu Mar 2, 5:01 AM ET
    Russia would never harm Israel: Olmert Thu Mar 2, 5:01 AM ET JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli leader Ehud Olmert said he had been assured by President Vladimir Putin that Russia would "never do anthing to harm Israel" despite his invitation to Hamas for talks in Moscow. "President Putin told me that he had previously given a commitment to (the coma-stricken Israeli Prime Minister) Ariel Sharon that Russia would never do anything to harm the state of Israel and that that commitment applies to me as it did to Ariel Sharon," Olmert, the acting prime minister, told public radio. "The Russian...