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  • Obama Concessions to Iran Worse than Previously Known

    07/02/2015 10:20:27 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | July 1, 2015 | Clare Lopez
    To no one’s surprise, the nuclear talks with Iran that were supposed to produce an agreement by tomorrow have been extended. Critics of the nuclear deal sought by President Obama fear that this will be a dangerous deal because of too many one sided U.S. concessions to Iran. These include allowing Iran to enrich uranium and build advanced enrichment centrifuges while an agreement is in force. Iran will keep all of its nuclear infrastructure, including a plutonium-producing heavy-water reactor. (It is supposed to be re-engineered to produce less plutonium.) Iran also will be allowed to keep its entire stockpile of...
  • Hillary Emails: 2009 Iran Hostage Case Got Special Attention After Push from Clinton Confidante

    07/02/2015 8:10:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-2-15 | Bridget Johnson
    As the families of U.S. hostages currently held in Iran have struggled for years to rally the determination to bring their loved ones home, newly released emails from the former secretary of State reveal the infuriating truth that those with connections get their case raised to the top. In 2009, Iason Athanasiadis was covering the protests of the disputed election win of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over Mir-Hossein Mousavi for the Washington Times. The Greek citizen was detained by Iranian authorities on June 17, 2009, as he tried to fly out of the country. Athanasiadis was thrown in Evin prison and released...
  • Repeating Myself on an Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/02/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Am I allowed to repeat myself when it comes to the negotiations over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal? Why not, since that is what Iran's leaders are doing. They are repeating themselves by refusing inspections of some of their facilities where only a fool would believe nuclear weapons are not under construction. They are repeating themselves when they demand all sanctions be lifted on the day any deal is signed. And let's not forget Iran's weekly "Death to America" chants at Friday prayer services, though publicly politicians in Tehran are said to denounce them. Why would anyone in his right diplomatic...
  • Nuclear Experts: Iran Failed to Properly Convert its Uranium Stockpile, Violating JPOA

    07/01/2015 7:24:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    The Tower ^ | 07.01.15 5:40 pm
    The process by which Iran reduced its stock of low enriched uranium prior to the June 30 negotiating deadline violated the terms of the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), the agreement it signed with the West in November 2013, according to an analysis (.pdf) published today by the Institute for Science and International Security. The institute’s analysis was performed in response to an Associated Press report that, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran had fulfilled its obligations under the JPOA to reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium. Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear...
  • E-Mails: The Smartest Woman in the World Comes Off as an Absolute Idiot (long article)

    07/01/2015 5:41:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, we're gonna go through it all here today, but everybody's been lying through their teeth about this. Sidney Blumenthal has been essentially the secretary of state. I'm telling you, you know, since the early '90s, I'm trying to rein myself in here. I mean, I just want to launch on this like you can't believe. This woman's stupid! I'm sorry. That's not the way to persuade people. This woman, folks, she's got a 1930s or 1940s political ideology, and her tech capability is 1950s. It is embarrassing. For example, she found out there's a cabinet meeting, except she...
  • St Dept. withholds ‘classified’ info from Clinton emails,despite claim of 'no classified material'

    07/01/2015 4:41:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 7/1/15 | foxnews
    A State Department spokesman said Wednesday that details from 25 emails were deemed classified and withheld from the 3,000-page trove of Hillary Clinton documents released overnight -- despite the former secretary of state claiming she never sent classified material on her personal email. State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged at a briefing that details from the 25 emails are now considered "classified." The messages were released, with those portions redacted. However, Clinton declared in March that she "did not email any classified material to anyone" on her account. "There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well aware of the...
  • What Will the West’s Many Concessions to Iran Produce?

    07/01/2015 4:15:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 11:00 AM | Rick Richman |
    What Will the West’s Many Concessions to Iran Produce? Rick Richman | @jpundit 07.01.2015 - 11:00 AM It has been hard to keep up with the cascade of U.S. concessions in the negotiations with Iran, because there has been no natural stopping point. If you think virtually any deal is better than no deal, you need to keep making the concessions necessary to get it. If you have allowed Iran to get within a few months of a bomb and think extending the breakout period a few more months is a good deal, the concessions have to come. If you...
  • Egypt at War

    07/01/2015 4:19:57 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Commentary ^ | 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM | Michael Rubinkam,
    Egypt at War Michael Rubin | @mrubin1971 07.01.2015 - 3:00 PM Over the last few days, Egypt has faced a terrorist wave. First, there was the assassination of Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s state prosecutor, the equivalent of the Attorney General. Barakat was the target of Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist animus for his role prosecuting thousands of Islamists since Gen Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Now, today, a wave of attacks has killed at least 50 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. Ominously, several Egyptian security sources are pointing the finger at Turkey, Qatar, and...
  • The 36-Year Project to Whitewash Iran

    07/01/2015 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    The Iranian regime is still holding American hostages. These include the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, and Amir Hekmati, an Iranian-American U.S. Marine sentenced to death in 2012 on bogus spying charges and still languishing in the mullahs’ hellish prisons. American flags are burned, and cries of “Death to America!” still ring out at Friday prayers across Iran. The Tehran regime continues to arm and fund Hezbollah, and Iranian forces and proxies now encircle the Arab lands. And the mullahs have in the intervening years raced to develop nuclear weapons. Their centrifuges still churn in defiance of five United...
  • Obama’s Treachery and Hillary’s Complicity

    07/01/2015 3:22:46 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | July 1, 2015 | Editors
    The terrorism that threatens Egypt today is because of Obama and Hillary The fate of Egypt hangs in the balance. A series of terrorist attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS threaten the government of President Abdel El-Sisi, a true Islamic reformer. If Egypt falls into chaos like its neighbor, Libya, there will be no single person who deserves more blame that Barack Hussein Obama. Every action taken by his administration has destabilized the Middle East by supporting terrorists and the nations that sponsor them. This insane policy began in 2011 with Egypt, the most populous Arab country. It was...
  • The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt ‘rebellion’

    07/01/2015 2:58:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2015 5:01 PM EDT
    The latest news on the nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders killed in a Cairo apartment raid (all times local): 10:45 p.m.: The Muslim Brotherhood says its leaders killed in a Cairo apartment were murdered in “in cold blood,” calling for a rebellion against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who it calls a “butcher.” “Come out in rebellion and in defense of your country, yourselves and your children,” it said in a statement issued in English Wednesday. “Destroy the citadels of his oppression and tyranny and reclaim Egypt once more.” It called the killings “a turning point that will have its own repercussions… el-Sissi...
  • Terrific: Attorney In Charge of Releasing Lois Lerner "Lost" Emails Now In Charge of HRC's Emails

    07/01/2015 1:32:12 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney Catherine Duval is in charge of handling inquiries from Congress about emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the conservative targeting scandal. Just last week we learned during Congressional testimony from internal government watchdogs that Lerner's hard drive containing emails sent and received when the agency was targeting conservative groups between 2010 and 2012 likely crashed due to "an impact of some sort." We also learned that her hard drive allegedly crashed on a Saturday and that the IRS didn't bother looking for backup tapes. “When asked about the possible cause of...
  • Emails Show Hillary’s State Department Communicating With Google About Blocked Benghazi Video

    07/01/2015 1:30:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/1/15 | Stephen Gutowski
    Emails among State Department officials show the administration was in contact with Google regarding a blocked YouTube video after President Obama conceded that the Benghazi attack was a preplanned act of terror. On Sept. 27, 2012, Nora Toiv, a special assistant to the counselor of the Department, sent an email to other State Department officials with the subject line “RE: Google and YouTube.” The email referenced a phone conversation with a person named Sue who assured Toiv a block would remain on an unnamed video at least through Oct. 1, 2012. “Sue just called back and the block will stay...
  • Iran Repatriates 13 Tons of Gold Under Sanctions Relief

    07/01/2015 1:28:45 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/01/2015 | Adam Kredo
    The gold appears to have been released as part of a sanctions relief package that will have awarded Iran nearly $12 billion in unfrozen cash assets by the time negotiations wrap up next week. The State Department calculates that Iran will have received a total of $11.9 billion in cash assets. The governor of Iran’s Central Bank announced to the country’s state-controlled media that the South Africans have finally returned the 13 tons of gold. “A sum of 13 tons of gold that had been purchased before and was deposited in South Africa in the past two years and could...
  • E-mails expose Hillary Clinton as a small-minded pol

    07/01/2015 12:35:22 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1 | Jen Rubin
    The latest batch of Hillary Clinton e-mails disclosed by the State Department is perhaps the most interesting. This is not because there is a bombshell; we know she destroyed “personal” e-mails, so we are not likely to find any real nuggets in those she turned over. (In one humorous e-mail previously released, she asked whether the e-mail can be printed out “without identifiers.”) No, this tranche of e-mails is revealing because it shows Clinton to be lacking real authority, surrounded and protected by political hacks, filthy rich and obsessed with political power. In short, this is the real Hillary Clinton.
  • This Hillary Clinton ad is intellectually dishonest – it edits Congressman Trey Gowdy incompletely

    07/01/2015 12:34:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | July 1, 2015 | Greta Van Susteren
    Former Democratic (not Republican) Congressman Dennis Kucinich just brought this new Clinton ad to my attention. He walked into my office and showed me. I watched the ad…and I pulled up the transcript from the complete interview from which the edited clips come. The HRC ad – at least the portion I am in with Congressman Trey Gowdy – is dishonest. It is not complete and it is intended to convey a false message. The HRC campaign should pull this ad. The ad shows Chairman Gowdy saying ‘it could be’ when I pointed out that a delay in releasing the...
  • BREAKING=> ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers

    07/01/2015 11:22:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News reported Monday evening on Special Report that the FBI is setting up command centers around the country to prepare for possible terror attacks on the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith posted on Twitter about the report: Shepard Smith ✔ @ShepNewsTeam FBI tells Fox News it is building command centers around US to monitor terror threats over July 4 holiday 3:53 PM - 29 Jun 2015 BREAKING=> ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers Jim Hoft Jul 1st, 2015 9:23 am 144 Comments FOX News reported Monday evening on Special Report that...
  • Hillary Clinton Just Raised a Record Amount of Campaign Cash ($45 Million)

    07/01/2015 11:52:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is set to raise a record amount of money in her first quarter as a presidential candidate, exceeding expectations of her campaign. Clinton is on track to raise more than $45 million in the April-June fundraising quarter, a Clinton campaign official said Wednesday. That would be more than any other primary candidate's first quarter in history. At $41.9 million during its first quarter in 2011, President Barack Obama's campaign held the previous record. The Clinton campaign official said that 91% of the donations came from people giving $100 or less. Clinton, on Twitter, posted that...
  • Yes, Clinton lied about her emails (she accidentally altered them before turning them over)

    07/01/2015 11:28:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015
    It is rare for news events, even as momentous as the past week's, to drown out absolute proof that a candidate for president has lied willfully to the public and Congress. Yet precisely such proof has emerged, and it has appeared not only in this newspaper but also in The New York Times (albeit with a headline designed not to draw attention). Americans learned this spring that Hillary Clinton, in contravention of federal records rules and current law, conducted all her State Department business using a private email address, housed in a server at her home in Westchester County, N.Y....
  • Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were

    07/01/2015 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2015 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    Hillary Clinton's emails have been a subject of partisan finger-pointing and hand-wringing since the revelation in April that she had used a private home-brew server to store her messages during the four years she was secretary of state. On Tuesday the State Department released the first in a series of document-dumps comprising about 3,000 of the 55,000 pages Clinton turned over to State late last year. They describe the ordinary and the shocking – everything from ordinary meeting recaps to the involvement in the agency of Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton's 2008 election hatchet-man who had officially been exiled from the administration....
  • Hillary May Have Committed Treason In Benghazi By Facilitating Weapons Sales To Rebels

    07/01/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    HNGN ^ | June 29, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    Full Title:Hillary Clinton May Have Committed Treason In Benghazi By Facilitating Weapons Sales To Rebels Who Killed Americans While Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she supported a covert exchange of weapons to Libyan rebels, some of whom then conducted the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to federal court documents obtained by Fox News. Career CIA officer David Manners offered sworn testimony to the District Court of Arizona on May 5, 2015, claiming, "It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply...
  • 9 Muslim Brotherhood killed in raid on Cairo home

    07/01/2015 10:18:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7-1-2015 | ap
    <p>Egyptian security officials say special forces killed nine members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, including a former member of parliament, during a raid on a Cairo apartment.</p> <p>Wednesday’s raid came as Islamic militants launched a massive coordinated assault on Egyptian troops in the northern Sinai Peninsula that left at least 53 soldiers dead. It was not immediately clear if the incidents were related.</p>
  • Egypt proposes water barrier and kilometer wide sterile zone in Philadelphi Corridor

    02/23/2007 4:59:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies · 291+ views
    Yediot Ahronot: Egypt proposes water barrier and kilometer wide sterile zone in Philadelphi Corridor Dr. Aaron Lerner 23 February 2007 Yediot Ahronot correspondent Alex Fishman reported in the 21 February edition that Egypt proposed to Israel to dig a deep trench on the Philadelphi Corridor to be flooded with water from the Mediterranean in order to prevent smuggling from Sinai into the Gaza Strip. According to Fishman, the Egyptians raised the proposal during meetings with IDF officials and U.S. General Dayton along with a proposal to create a sterile cleared kilometer wide band on the Egyptian side of the Philadelphi...
  • ISRAEL LAUNCHES GAZA MOAT PLAN

    06/17/2004 7:20:22 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 66 replies · 275+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/17/04
    JERUSALEM, June 17 (Reuters) - Israel set in motion a plan on Thursday to dig a moat along the Gaza-Egypt border, inviting contractor bids for the project meant to prevent arms reaching Palestinian militants through tunnels. The Defence Ministry published the bid notice 11 days after the cabinet approved in principle a Gaza withdrawal plan, under which Israel would keep a narrow corridor on the Egyptian frontier pending possible security arrangements with Cairo. Inviting bids by July 12, the ministry said the southern Gaza Strip "canal" would be 15 metres (50 ft) to 25 metres (80 ft) deep and stretch...
  • Israel may build canal to separate Gaza from Egypt

    05/16/2004 1:13:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 20 replies · 153+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 16, 2004 | Dan Izenberg
    alestinian sources report large IDF forces in the southern Gaza Strip ahead of expected operations to widen the Philadelphia corridor. Meanwhile, some 3000 Palestinians fled their homes in Rafah on Sunday following the High Court of Justice's turning down of a petition filed by 13 Palestinian residents against the IDF's decision to demolish houses adjacent to the Phildelphia Route in Rafah, Ynet reported. Advertisement The IDF revealed plans Sunday to create a 60 meter wide underground canal, 20 meters deep that is aimed at preventing the forging of arms-smuggling tunnels from the Egyptian side of Rafah to the Palestinian side....
  • The Egyptian Underground - Rooting out the terrorists

    10/29/2003 9:24:19 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 115+ views
    NRO ^ | October 29, 2003 | Jonathan Schanzer
    The roadside bomb that killed four Americans recently had to have been imported into the Gaza Strip from someplace. Odds are, it came from underground tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Countless other weapons used in terrorist attacks against Israelis in recent years have also arrived via those same subterranean routes. So, while Egypt may not be directly responsible for the attacks that take place in Gaza, it has indirectly allowed Gaza's terrorists to arm themselves. In other words, it's time for Cairo to see the light, and put an end to the tunnels. Over the last ten years,...
  • Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 53 troops

    07/01/2015 10:06:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    wqow ^ | 7-1-2015 | ASHRAF SWEILAM and BRIAN ROHAN, ap
    <p>EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) - Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 53 soldiers, officials said.</p> <p>The advanced planning and coordinated execution of the attacks show that the long-running insurgency in the area is growing stronger, posing a serious threat to Egypt's security as the military-backed government struggles to restore stability after years of unrest since the 2011 uprising.</p>
  • Judicial Watch: Released Documents Confirm WH Officials Set Clinton’s Benghazi Response

    07/01/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 29, 2015 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents showing that Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s response to the Benghazi attack was immediately determined by top Obama White House officials, particularly Ben Rhodes, then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser, and Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council. The new documents were forced from the U.S. State Department under court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01511)).
  • FLASHBACK: David Axelrod didn't know about Hillary's private server (lying with practiced ease)

    07/01/2015 6:58:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | 7/1/15 | T. Becket Adams
    At the time he was Obama's WH advisor (and chief political strategist), David Axelrod said he was unaware Hillary conducted official State Dept business from an unauthorized, private server. But emails released Tuesday evening by the State Dept include his request for Hillary's private email address--and suggest he had every reason to know and raises questions about what else he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to...
  • FLASHBACK: When David Axelrod said he didn't know anything about Clinton's private server

    07/01/2015 7:47:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 1, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    DRUDGE Headline - Axelrod caught in new lie... Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said in June he was unaware Hillary Clinton conducted business from a personal email server when she served as secretary of State – but a State Department document dump Tuesday evening raises questions about how much he knew. Asked last month in an interview whether he knew anything about Clinton's "homebrew" system when they worked together in the Obama administration, Axelrod responded, "I didn't know." However, correspondences from 2009 show that Axelrod may have had reason to know about Clinton's questionable email behavior. While it's...
  • UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

    07/01/2015 7:32:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 7-1-15
    The United Nations rights chief Wednesday urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions. Boko Haram militants are estimated by Amnesty International to have kidnapped more than 2,000 women and girls in northeastern Nigeria since the beginning of 2014, including the 276 girls seized from their school in Chibok last year in a kidnapping that sparked global outrage. "During their captivity, lasting in many cases for months or even years, women and girls have been sexually enslaved, raped and forced into so-called 'marriages'," Zeid Ra'ad...
  • A Spanish investigation into the Russian mafia 'could change the narrative of Putin in the West'

    07/01/2015 4:26:25 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 21 replies
    BUSINESS INSIDER ^ | 30 Jun 15 | Natasha Bertrand
    (Reuters) Vladimir Putin with Jose Maria Aznar, then Spain's prime minister, at Moncloa Palace on June 13, 2000. One of Russia's largest organized-crime syndicates allegedly operated out of Spain for more than a decade with the help of close allies of President Vladimir Putin, then the deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, Bloomberg reports. Prosecutors in Madrid have filed a 488-page petition to charge 27 people with money laundering and fraud in connection to the St. Petersburg-based Tambov crime syndicate's setting up shop in Spain in 1996. Vladislav Reznik, now the deputy head of the finance committee in Russia's lower house...
  • Fifty killed in North Sinai attacks claimed by Islamic State

    07/01/2015 7:44:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2015 | Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan
    Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province. Egyptian army F-16 jets and Apache helicopters strafed the region that lies within the Sinai Peninsula, a strategic area located between Israel, the Gaza Strip and the Suez Canal. It was the second high-profile attack in Egypt this week. On Monday, the prosecutor-general was killed in a car bombing in Cairo. The attacks raise questions about the government's ability to contain a Sinai-based insurgency that...
  • U.S. troops in Afghanistan 'feel abandoned' (...waiting for politicians to pull the plug')

    07/01/2015 8:03:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – ISIS is beginning to extend its influence into Afghanistan, but the Obama administration no longer is giving the country priority, and the 10,000 American troops that remain are feeling abandoned, a U.S. intelligence officer has told Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin The officer, who is stationed in Afghanistan and has requested anonymity for security reasons, paints a bleak picture in a war zone that is apparently all but forgotten after an investment of more than $1 trillion by the U.S. There simply aren’t enough active-duty U.S. reservists or National Guard personnel in Afghanistan to complete the mission, he contends....
  • U.N.: World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict

    07/01/2015 2:49:15 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 7-1-2015 | AP
    <p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria the suffering of its people is reaching new depths and the country is "on the brink of falling apart."</p>
  • Global support for ISIS includes up to 42M Muslims, group claims

    07/01/2015 6:21:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/2015 | By Brooke Singman
    Global support for ISIS may be much bigger than previously known, according to a new report that found as many as 42 million Muslims around the world have positive feelings about the black-clad army of barbarians that established a so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq last year. The report from the New York-based research institute Clarion Project crunched numbers from four recent polls surveying Arab public opinion toward ISIS. Clarion found the terror group's supporters are 8.5 million strong, but more than 42 million of the world's estimated 1.5 billion Muslims feel at least somewhat positively about the terror group....
  • The Obama-Kerry State Department comes out in favor of BDS

    06/30/2015 8:37:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6/30/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Read the statement in the tweet below, and it becomes quite clear that the Obama administration has come out in favor of boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel. Matt Lee @APDiploWriter Obama admin opposes "conflation of Israel and 'Israeli-controlled territories' in #TPA bill, per @statedeptspox 12:45 PM - 30 Jun 2015 54 54 Retweets 20No, this administration is different than previous administrations. Previous administrations (with the exception of Carter) may have referred to Jewish settlement of Judea and Samaria as 'unwise' and may have called it 'illegitimate.' But only the Obama and Carter administrations have called it 'illegal.' (Which it's...
  • Syrian Kurds say thwart big Islamic State attack on border town

    07/01/2015 4:29:30 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1 Jul 15 | Unknown
    (Reuters) - A Syrian Kurdish militia said on Wednesday it had recovered full control of the border town of Tel Abyad after Islamic State fighters raided its outskirts the day before in preparation for a larger assault. Backed by U.S.-led air strikes, the Kurdish YPG militia and smaller Syrian rebel groups captured Tel Abyad from Islamic State on June 15, severing an important supply route for the militants between the Turkish border and its de facto capital of Raqqa city to the south. The YPG militia said the militants entered Tel Abyad's eastern
  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    07/01/2015 4:15:42 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | 1 Jul 15 | Unknown
    Beirut (AFP) - A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that IS victims often sport. The IS prisoners however are wearing black clothes and chained together wearing ankle and hand shackles with metal balls attached.
  • President’s Failed Leadership on Iran "time to bone up on principle of strong American leadership"

    07/01/2015 2:11:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 30, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Mr. President, it’s time for you to bone up on the principle of strong American leadership. Such a course of study would convince you to prioritize our safety over your own legacy. It would compel you to step away from this bad deal, and America would be better for it.Today marks another deadline for President Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran. The truth is these talks were doomed from the start by the administration’s pattern of retreat. As the Iranians hang tough, insisting on their core demands, the president has steadily abandoned commitments he made to the American people and our...
  • Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

    06/30/2015 7:15:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2015
    A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect. Israel and its neighbor Syria are long-term enemies, but the remarks by Amos Gilad, strategic adviser to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, reflect concerns by states across the region that Syria is undergoing a de facto partition after four years of civil war. "Syria is gone. Syria is dying. The funeral will be declared in due time. This Bashar Assad, he will be remembered in history textbooks as the...
  • Yemen conflict: 'More than 1,000' prisoners escape

    06/30/2015 5:29:50 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/30/15
    About 1,200 prisoners, including al-Qaeda suspects, have escaped from a prison in central Yemen, officials say. There were clashes at the prison in the central town of Taiz ahead of the break-out.
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Ignores ISIS Threat to Rid Jerusalem of Christians

    06/30/2015 12:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 6/30/2015, 5:49 PM | Dalit Halevy
    Palpably illustrating its indifference to the Arab Christian population’s fate, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unity government on Tuesday largely brushed off the detailed threat by an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Jerusalem to “purify” the city of Christians. The ISIS announcement was posted in the eastern part of the capital city last Thursday, and in it the ISIS affiliate threatened to murder all Christians in the Muslim Arab neighborhoods during the month of Ramadan, starting with Shuafat and on to the Muslim sections of the Old City. It also threatened an attack against the Church of the Nativity located...
  • WATCH: Gaza Jihadi group reveals new terror tunnels in underground video report

    06/30/2015 4:41:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/28/2015 | NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
    By publishing a video from within the terror tunnels on Iranian television, The al-Aqsa Brigades has continued pushing their own brand of psychological warfare against the Israeli people. A year after the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, the al-Aqsa Brigades published a video from inside a terror tunnel allegedly leading from Gaza to the Israeli border. In the video posted Sunday on Iranian television, one of the terrorists seen in the video said the tunnel measures 3.5 kilometers wide and is made entirely of concrete. The reporter in the video suggested that the underground tunnel crossed over the Israeli border...
  • Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution, Michael Jackson and the upcoming Iran deal

    06/30/2015 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/29/2015 | LISA DAFTARI
    Since the interim deal was announced in April, the government in Tehran has proven to the world what its people were trying to convey in 2009: they cannot be trusted. Six years ago today, round-the-clock coverage of Iran’s Green Revolution suffered a fate all too common in today’s media world – it came to a complete halt, in this case upon breaking news that Michael Jackson had died. Up until those moments, the people of Iran, taking it upon themselves to become brave citizen journalists in a censored and suffocated political environment, posted updates and vivid videos on social media...
  • US, Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

    06/30/2015 5:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2015 | (Lucas Tomlinson, Kevin Corke and the Associated Press)
    President Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, an administration official confirmed to Fox News. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes and an opportunity to re-establish formal diplomatic relations. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies in each other’s capitals following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties. …
  • A real Grand Unification Theory: Christianity, Islam and Paganism | Humor

    06/30/2015 3:17:24 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Einstein tried but failed to develop a Grand Unification Theory. Perhaps he should have selected a name without the acronym GUT. Hope remains, and I developed one in less than an hour. It explains life, the universe and everything.I. posits:1. An infinite number of universes exist, all of which have infinite numbers of galaxies. 2. Some universes and some galaxies are Christian (whatever that may mean there), some are Islamic (whatever that may mean there) and some are Pagan (whatever that may mean there). Pagan refers to all religions other than Christianity and Islam. 3. The allegedly Christian, Islamic and Pagan galaxies generally,...
  • Ted Cruz Gets Tough on Details of Iran Nuclear Deal

    06/30/2015 2:29:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 30, 2015 | Alyssa Canobbio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has not been shy about his criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. Cruz visited MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday to promote his new book A Time For Truth, and he highlighted that Tuesday was the deadline for the nuclear deal that has since been extended to July 9. The negotiations over a nuclear Iran have consumed the past three years and have been continuously extended. “Under this deal, Iran would get a $50 billion signing bonus,” Cruz said. “That money would be used to fund Hamas, to...
  • IDF Appoints Special Team to Plan Strike on Iran

    06/30/2015 1:42:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 6/30/2015, 12:21 PM | Ari Yashar
    As world powers and Iran reach a deadline Tuesday—which may be extended—for talks on the Islamic regime’s nuclear program, Israel is taking steps to prepare for a military strike on Tehran's nuclear facilities so as to defend itself from the impending threat. Iran has refused to allow inspections of its covert nuclear sites and declared it will use advanced centrifuges as soon as a deal is met, meaning the leading state sponsor of terrorism could potentially obtain a nuclear arsenal within weeks, all while getting billions of dollars in sanctions relief through a nuclear deal. The Hebrew-language Walla! reported Tuesday...
  • The Night the White House Celebrates Iranian Nuke Deal (ray76)

    06/30/2015 12:47:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Jun 30, 2015 | ray76
    The Night the White House Celebrates Iranian Nuke Deal