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  • The Clintons, US Intelligence, and the Great Uranium Follies

    07/25/2017 8:22:11 PM PDT · by piasa · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 22 June 2015 | John Smith
    Hillary Clinton handing over a sizable portion of US uranium production potential to Russia is not an isolated event, but rather is the logical convergence of decades-old Clinton era dealings with Russia and rogue states, for enrichment of the power elite. AT contributor Michael Curtis is correct when he says that the Uranium One deal has serious implications for our national security.  In fact, the revelation of Hillary’s independent intel network, coupled with Clinton era national security policy changes in the form of counter-proliferation (CP) regimes, have been far more strategically harmful than many Americans realize.... 
  • US ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat close by

    07/25/2017 10:45:42 AM PDT · by Lera · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/25/17
    A US Navy ship fired warning shots at an Iranian patrol boat that came within 150 yards of it in the Persian Gulf. The Iranian boat is believed to have been operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to a defense official familiar with details of the incident. The officials said the Iranian boat approached and came within 150 yards of the USS Thunderbolt, a US Navy patrol ship. The USS Thunderbolt was accompanied by the USS Vella Gulf, which is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, and two other US Coast guard vessels at the time. The Iranians did...
  • Why Iran Really Bought F-14 Tomcats

    07/25/2017 9:19:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 25, 2017 | Tom Cooper
    More than 40 years after Iran acquired the F-14 Tomcat from the United States, there are still plenty of misconceptions about the deal. Most published accounts offer a simple explanation — that Iran needed F-14s to counter over-flights by Soviet-operated MiG-25R Foxbat reconnaissance aircraft. The truth is a bit more complicated. The Soviet overflights were actually a response to Iran’s own increasing belligerence, which dovetailed with the country’s determined acquisition of better and better U.S.-made warplanes. Bear in mind that after the CIA staged a coup against the Iranian government in 1953, Tehran was a close U.S. ally. In the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel after it comes [tr]

    07/25/2017 7:11:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2017 | Julian Robionson
    A US Navy ship has fired warning shots towards an Iranian vessel after it came within 150 yards of the American warship, it has emerged. The incident unfolded in the northern Arabian Gulf, according to a US official.
  • Iran will soon have ICBMs armed with nukes by way of North Korea. Team Trump must act now

    07/24/2017 6:44:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2017 | Harry J. Kazianis
    Iran will soon have ICBMs armed with nukes by way of North Korea. Team Trump must act now By Harry J. Kazianis Published July 22, 2017 Fox News Here’s a prediction by yours truly that you can take to the bank: In just a few years Iran will have intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, that can attack targets all over the Middle East, Europe and the United States. And it might all be thanks to the rogue state the Trump administration has labelled the biggest national security threat of our time: North Korea. Oh, and to twist the knife...
  • Moscow, Baghdad Sign Huge Arms Deal

    07/23/2017 9:18:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Strategic Culture ^ | 22 July 2017 | Peter Korzun
    It was reported on July 20 that Russia and Iraq have struck a deal on supplying a large batch of T-90 tanks. Vladimir Kozhin, the Russian president’s aide for military technical cooperation, confirmed the agreement but declined to provide details, saying only «the number of tanks is substantial». Russian military analyst Ruslan Pukhov told Russian newspaper Izvestia that the deal might cover deliveries of several hundred T-90 tanks, and that the contract may exceed $1 billion. SNIP The T-90 is among the best-selling tanks in the world. Hundreds of vehicles have been sold to India, Algeria, Azerbaijan and other countries....
  • U.S. lawmakers reach deal on Russia sanctions bill, creating limits for Trump

    07/22/2017 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2017
    Washington (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday, in a bill that would limit any potential effort by President Donald Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, which was passed by the Senate a month ago, was held up in the House of Representatives after Republicans proposed including North Korea sanctions in the bill. The House is set to vote on Tuesday on a package of bills on sanctions covering Russia, Iran and...
  • Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

    07/21/2017 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender." Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing with Iran, the policy of containment crafted by George Kennan and pursued by nine U.S. presidents to bloodless victory in the Cold War. Why is containment surrender? "Because freedom is threatened everywhere so long as this dictatorship stays in power," says Gingrich. But how is our freedom threatened by a regime with 3 percent of our GDP that has been around since Jimmy Carter was president? Fortunately, Gingrich has found a leader to bring down...
  • 'Women are being attacked every day': violence at small town festival reignites migration debate

    07/20/2017 9:13:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.de (Germany) ^ | 20 July 2017 13:38 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Reports of sexual assaults and attacks on police during a small town festival have again sparked debate in Germany about integration, while also leading police to correct what they say are “misinterpretations” of what happened. The news that around 1,000 young people gathered on Saturday night during a festival in Schorndorf, Baden-Württemberg where some began throwing bottles at officers has grabbed national attention in Germany, particularly because police said many came from “immigrant backgrounds”. This coupled with the fact that cases of sexual assaults or harassment were reported by women on Friday and Saturday, with Iraqi and Afghanistani men being...
  • On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

    07/19/2017 5:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2017 4:40 PM EDT | Pablo Gorondi and Ilan Ben Zion
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union’s “crazy” insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. Netanyahu was meeting with leaders of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia at a regional summit. Netanyahu was discussing Iran, Syria, the Islamic State group, and EU-Israel relations when some of his comments — and those of other leaders at the meeting closed to the media — were accidentally broadcast to journalists in another room. Netanyahu also made a rare public admission that Israel has struck Iranian arms convoys...
  • Trump Recertifies Iran Nuclear Deal, but Only Reluctantly

    07/17/2017 10:02:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 17, 2017 | Peter Baker
    President Trump agreed on Monday to certify again that Iran is complying with an international nuclear agreement that he has strongly criticized, but only after hours of arguing with his top national security advisers, briefly upending a planned announcement as a legal deadline loomed. Mr. Trump has repeatedly condemned the deal brokered by President Barack Obama as a dangerous capitulation to Iran, but six months into his presidency he has not abandoned it. The decision on Monday was the second time his administration certified Iran’s compliance, and aides said a frustrated Mr. Trump had told his security team that he would not...
  • Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over’

    07/17/2017 5:43:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2017 | Tim Arango
    Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran. A new building goes up? It is likely that the cement and bricks came from Iran. And when bored young Iraqi men take pills to get high, the illicit drugs are likely to have been smuggled across the porous Iranian border. And that’s not even the half of it. Across the country, Iranian-sponsored militias are hard at work establishing a corridor to move men and guns to...
  • Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA to have been mostly a bystander in the 1953 Iran coup.

    07/14/2017 6:54:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 14th 2017 | Mossadeq
    William Faulkner once mused that the past is never dead, in fact it’s not even past. The story of the coup that toppled Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadeq in 1953 may not be dead, but it is unhinged from history. Tall tales by a scion of the American establishment—former CIA agent and presidential grandson Kermit Roosevelt—and reams of studies by left-wing professors have sustained the myth that the Eisenhower administration ousted Mossadeq. The Iranians are mere bystanders in this story, watching helplessly as a malevolent America manipulates their nation’s destiny. Most academic speculations remain cloistered in college campuses, but the...
  • Amir Tsarfati update, after his long tour (July 14, 2017)

    07/14/2017 2:21:14 PM PDT · by firebrand · 4 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | July 14, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Very important update from Amir. If you are short of time, you can skip the rundown of the tour and other comments about his teaching in general, and skip to the update itself, which starts around minute 12. (You might want to go back and watch the earlier part later, if so.) But be sure to watch from 12 to the end. An update that the world needs to know.
  • D’OH! Ben Rhodes tries to stomp Trump and flattens Team Obama instead

    07/12/2017 2:51:42 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7-12-2017 | Doug P.
    Former Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is troubled by recent accusations and wants the GOP’s attention: Ben Rhodes ✔@brhodes I'm old enough to remember when the GOP was outraged over legalisms like the definition of is. What about the definition of treason? https://twitter.com/susan_hennessey/status/884833126354235392  … 10:46 PM - 11 Jul 2017 239 Retweets 825 likes Many don’t consider Rhodes to be the best person to point fingers when it comes to this subject: Omri Ceren @omriceren Guy who systematically lied to Congress about realigning w/enemy regime and sending it billions wants robust public debate on def of treason https://twitter.com/brhodes/status/884967163840405504 ...
  • Jews can buy a home in Iran, but not Hebron

    02/03/2016 4:52:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-1-15 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Settlers call for an end to discriminatory land purchase practices in Judea and Samaria, particularly in Hebron, as they rallied Sunday evening next to two structures they bought but are barred from entering in that West Bank city. "Jews can buy homes anywhere in the world, in France, in Turkey and even in Iran," said Shlomo Levinger a spokesman for some 20 Jewish families who want to move into the buildings. "Just in Judea and Samaria there is a racist edict that prevents Jews from purchasing a home," he said. "We are demanding an end to this discriminatory practice," he...
  • Iran Still on the Hunt for Nuclear Weapons Technology Across Germany

    07/08/2017 2:06:31 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 07, 2017 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Startling new evidence from German intelligence reports shows the Tehran regime is working to illegally obtain technology and know-how to advance its nuclear weapons and missile programs, despite the 2015 agreement to curb its nuclear program. A report from the state of Hamburg holds that “there is no evidence of an complete about-face in Iran’s atomic polices in 2016” [after the Islamic Republic signed the JCPOA deal with Western powers in 2015, aimed at restricting Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief]. Iran sought missile carrier technology necessary for its rocket program.” The report noted that the federal prosecutor...
  • Trump Admin Authorizes Strikes on Iranian-Backed Forces

    07/05/2017 4:52:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/5/17 | Adam Kredo
    U.S. forces have been instructed to take all measures needed to protect American interests in Syria, including military measures, as part of an effort that comes after top officials in the Trump administration assessed that Iran is deliberately probing American weaknesses and reactions on the Syrian battlefield, according to senior Trump administration officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. Iran-backed forces, including Hezbollah, have already initiated multiple encounters with the United States by violating agreements worked out between Washington and Moscow aimed at preventing the various factions targeting ISIS inside Syria from coming into conflict. This is part of...
  • Busted Iran front group loaded Clinton Foundation with cash

    07/03/2017 8:47:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 3, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    THE ALAVI FOUNDATION REGULARLY SENT FIVE-FIGURE DONATIONS TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. An Iranian foundation recently convicted as a front organization for the theocratic regime in Tehran donated five-figure sums to the infamous Clinton Foundation. Last week, a New York grand jury ruled that the government can seize a building majority-owned by the Alavi Foundation, agreeing with prosecutors that it is a front group for the mullahs in Tehran. The foundation used the Manhattan skyscraper to garner hundreds of millions in revenue so it could supply cash for its “charitable” endeavors inside the United States. The Alavi Foundation rarely donated to...
  • Putin is drowning in Syria

    07/03/2017 8:41:08 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    INN ^ | 6/28/17 | Mark Langfan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's Syrian gambit was a fatal mistake that may soon destroy Russia and Putin himself. Putin’s strategy in Syria makes the Titanic look watertight. It’s gotten so bad for Putin in the Syrian quicksand that a Russian analyst, Leonid Issaev, who actually lives in Russia, just published an article in al-Jazeera entitled, “Russia is at a dead-end in Syria, Russia is struggling and failing to find a way out of the Syrian quagmire.” Mr. Issaev’s thesis is that “the Kremlin’s gamble to use the conflict in Syria to normalize relations with the West after the disaster in...