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  • Satrapy Fishing in the Yemen

    04/01/2015 3:14:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Cliff May
    Three years ago, film-goers were treated to “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” which critic Kenneth Turan called a “pleasant fantasy” about the Middle East. Today, of course, Yemen is the hub of a bloody conflict, one which President Obama persists in viewing with equal unreality. Most obviously: Yemen is not, as the administration has touted, a “success” brought about by its “smart diplomacy.” Most importantly: Iran has a plan. Yemen is a vital component. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees that. So does Saudi King Salman (and no, I will not dwell on the pun). His foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal,...
  • Evaluating the Pan-Arab "Joint Army"

    04/01/2015 2:58:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Austin Bay
    A pan-Arab military coalition has begun waging war in Yemen, ostensibly on behalf of deposed Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Is this Arab League-approved "joint army" a credible combat force? That depends on who emerges as the joint army's central actor and commander. So far, Saudi Arabia has served as the coalition's most prominent public advocate and actor. The Saudis contend Iran backs the Houthi insurgents who overthrew Hadi. Strong evidence supports their contention. Yemen's war involves sectarian sympathies. Ayatollah-led Iran, the world's great Shia Muslim power, supports the Shia Houthi movement. Saudi Arabia's Wahabi-sect leaders have concluded that...
  • No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium

    04/01/2015 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    A Belgian insurance company has refused to insure a Jewish kindergarten in Brussels. The company claimed the risk of a terror attack on the European Jewish Association-run institution was too high. EJA General Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin called on all European governments and heads of European Union institutions to provide security to all Jewish institutions that would satisfy insurance companies, and establish an alternative insurance mechanism that would secure any institution that might fall victim to anti-Semitic attacks.
  • Obama abducted by aliens [Humor?]

    04/01/2015 11:27:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 1, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Today, April fool's day first, Obama was abducted by aliens from Venus who were concerned about His warlike stance toward the peaceful Islamic Republic of Iran.Mars is the god of war, Venus is the goddess of peace. Aliens from Mars had been slightly disturbed that Obama's efforts to give Iran nuclear weapons might fail, but had seen that her status as a nuclear power was inevitable and hence did nothing. Aliens from Venus were equally pleased with the prospects of Iranian nuclear weapons but were very concerned that Obama, by failing adequately to praise Iranian attempts to extend its hegemony over the entire Middle East and...
  • Another Wasserman Schultz whopper: Spirit of Israel lives in Democratic Party

    03/31/2015 6:20:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3-31-15
    With U.S.-Israeli relations currently at just about absolute zero — minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed in a piece she wrote for The Hill that, according to its headline, “The spirit of Israel lives in the Democratic Party.” The South Florida Democrat, and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was writing in response to a statement by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, during an interview earlier this month on Boston Herald Radio. “I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following...
  • IS storms Palestinian refugee camp in Syria capital

    04/01/2015 10:33:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    IS, which last year declared a self-styled "caliphate" over large parts of Syria and Iraq under its control, has fought against the Assad regime as well as other rebel groups as it seeks to gain territory. An activist in Yarmuk said IS launched the attack on the camp after some of its members were detained following the murder of a leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas there on Monday. Rebel fighters have been gaining territory in the southern province of Daraa, cradle of the 2011 Arab Spring-inspired uprising against Assad that triggered the Syrian civil war. Last week they...
  • Howard Dean: U.S Should Walk Away from Iran Negotiations (Video at link)

    04/01/2015 10:26:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/1/15 9:09am | Brendan Bordelon
    In a move that stunned the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, liberal former Vermont governor Howard Dean agreed that the U.S. should now walk away from the nuclear negotiation table with Iran. Talks in Lausanne, Switzerland over the Islamic theocracy’s nuclear program extended past Tuesday night’s deadline, with negotiators stuck on what to do with the uranium already enriched and the time it would take for Iran to convert an approved nuclear energy program into one capable of producing weapons. While these details remain unresolved, Iranian negotiators are still demanding an immediate end to international sanctions on their country. “I...
  • Control of southern entrance to the Red Sea the next Mid-East flashpoint

    04/01/2015 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 16 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 1, 2015 | Corky Boyd
    The Israeli intelligence blog Debka File reports that pro-Iranian Houthi troops have taken over control of the strategic straits (Bab el-Mandeb) at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. This choke point threatens all commercial and military maritime traffic from the oil rich nations bound for the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean. "Control of the Red Sea Bab el-Mandeb Straits passed Tuesday, March 31 to pro-Iranian Yemeni forces when the Yemeni Army’s 117th Brigade loyal to the former Yemeni President Ali Saleh handed positions guarding the waterway to two Houthi commando battalions trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. This is revealed...
  • Kerry exposes Iranian family tie — and subjects family to blackmail

    04/01/2015 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic...
  • Netanyahu: Nuke Deal Gives "Iran's Murderous Regine A Clear Path To The Bomb"

    04/01/2015 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 1,2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday, in a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it is time for the international community to stand its ground and demand a better deal with Iran.
  • This one absurd sentence sums up the state of the Iran talks

    04/01/2015 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2015 | 8:19 am | Philip Klein
    The following sentence appeared in an early Wednesday Reuters update on the current state of the talks over Iran's nuclear program: "Negotiators have a tentative agreement on the rough outline of a possible public statement on the progress they have made so far that would also highlight areas of disagreement, diplomats close to the talks said."
  • When Foreign Policy and National Security Are Based Upon Campaign Promises

    04/01/2015 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Allen West
    I am truly honored to be presenting my very first piece for the readers of Townhall.com as a contributor. I started as a Townhall.com reader myself while on assignment as a civilian-military advisor to the Afghanistan National Army, 2005-2007, after having spent 22 years on active duty service to our Republic in the U.S. It is against that background that I wish to share my thoughts. America finds itself in what may perhaps be the worst global security situation since the prelude to World War II – and that is not hyperbole. We are at a point where our allies...
  • With Iran, the Left And The Media Are All About The Narrative

    04/01/2015 6:47:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/1/15 | Steve Berman
    The Obama-worshipping sycophantic media always presumes his motives are pure and conservatives are crass and evil.  And they just keep proving it over and over again. The New Yorker penned this piece titled “A Calculated Risk” which lays the blame for Iran’s nuclear ambitions on Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft.   No kidding. Ford’s talks failed, as did negotiations undertaken by the Carter Administration. In 1979, the Shah fell to the Iranian Revolution. Ayatollah Khomeini, believing that nuclear weapons were un-Islamic, initially put Iran’s program on ice. After Khomeini’s death, in 1989, his successors bargained, smuggled, and dissembled, and by...
  • Netanyahu, Boehner meet in Jerusalem

    04/01/2015 4:22:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/01/2015 13:45
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed US House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh) to his Jerusalem office on Wednesday. The two men exchanged pleasantries, with Netanyahu reaffirming his view that “Israel has no better friend than the United States and the United States has no better friend than Israel.” Boehner congratulated the premier on his re-election before the two men adjourned for lunch.
  • Agents of the Enemy-Is John Kerry representing America or Iran?

    04/01/2015 5:08:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Agents of the EnemyPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 31, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments If any further evidence was needed to show that the nuclear talks with Iran were a tragic farce, choreographed and orchestrated by Iran, the startling revelations from a former top aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ought to do the trick.“The US negotiating team are mainly [in Lausanne] to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he told an opposition television network in London.Amir Hossein Motaghi was Rouhani’s image-maker...
  • Peace in our Time: The April Fool’s Accord–John Kerry’s “Finest Hour”?

    04/01/2015 5:09:20 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 1 April 15 | Unattributed
    It only seems so appropriate. John Kerry’s Iran nuclear negotiations have been extended to April Fool’s Day. This latest in a series of extensions came after the Iranians once again played Kerry like a Stradivarius by hardening their position and threatening to deny Barack Obama and John Kerry their “Peace in Our Time” photo op. So after years of one-sided “negotiations,” the crack Obama-Kerry negotiation braintrust grants yet another extension to the world’s foremost state sponsor of Jihadist terrorism over its already designated illegal nuclear program. (That point is important, namely that Iran is enriching uranium in violation of international...
  • Netanyahu: How dare the world keep talking to Iran, even as it theatens to destroy Israel (video)

    04/01/2015 4:18:29 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 1, 2015, 1:35 pm
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday excoriated world powers over their dogged pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran, pointing to recent statements by officials in Tehran — notably their calls to eliminate Israel — as evidence of the Islamic Republic’s unwillingness to compromise and seek peace in the region. Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared, and I quote, ‘Israel’s destruction is nonnegotiable,'” Netanyahu said, referring to a statement by Mohammad Reza Naqd, the commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. “But evidently, giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable,” he said. “This...
  • President Obama Must Not Complete a Disastrous Deal With Iran (Blistering Piece)

    04/01/2015 2:48:08 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | 31 March 15 | The Editors
    With the US on the brink of signing an agreement that will lift the crippling economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for alleged guarantees that Iran will limit its nuclear ambitions to peaceful means, the Observer urges President Obama not to place his personal hunger for a legacy issue ahead of his most solemn duty – protecting America’s national security. Barack Obama has been compared to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain , who concluded the ill-fated Munich Pact with Hitler in 1938. But Chamberlain acted out of a sincere belief that he was avoiding a greater evil. Chamberlain was...
  • Obama Adviser on Iran Worked for Pro-Regime Lobby

    03/31/2015 9:24:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/15 | Jordan Schachtel
    The White House released a list of its high-ranking officials who took part in a video conference with President Obama late Tuesday. Among them appears Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, who apparently has formerly worked for the National Iranian-American Council. The White House brief, which was disclosed by The Daily Beast, listed Sahar Nowrouzzadeh as the National Security Council Director for Iran. Nowrouzzadeh appears to be a former employee of the alleged pro-Tehran regime lobbying group, NIAC (National Iranian-American Council).
  • APRIL FOOL’S DAY ACCORD: IRAN DEAL REACHED, DETAILS TO FOLLOW

    03/31/2015 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 65 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 31 Mar 2015 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    After a marathon negotiating session that stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, April 1–hours after the official deadline–the parties gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland reached a tentative deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Russian media, according to AFP, quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: “”One can say with relative certainty that we at the minister level have reached an agreement in principle on all key aspects of the final settlement of this issue, which will be put on paper in the coming hours or perhaps within one day.”
  • Israel, US Allies Feel Obama Is Abandoning Them for Iran

    03/31/2015 6:03:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 28 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | March 31, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — March 31, 2015 … Part of the following was communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office to the Israel News Agency. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today addressed the opening of the 20th Knesset. “The greatest threat to our security and to our future was and remains Iran’s effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” said Netanyahu. “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne paves the way to this outcome. It seems that it will leave in Iran’s possession underground installations, the nuclear reactor at Arak and advanced centrifuges, the same things that only a...
  • Nostalgia for Iraq’s Saddam Hussein flowers on social media

    03/31/2015 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March 31, 2015 | BY HANNAH ALLAM - MCCLATCHY
    On a recent Saturday evening, Ahmed al-Shabibi relaxed at a hookah café in England with other Iraqi friends – both Shiite and Sunni Muslims – when the conversation turned to the ongoing battle to reclaim the city of Tikrit from Islamic State jihadists. A Sunni in the group lamented Iranian interference in the fight and boasted that such meddling never would’ve occurred under the former Sunni dictator, Saddam Hussein. Al-Shabibi said he and the others agreed because, “Saddam, as you know, had a very interesting idea of security.” Nostalgia for Saddam is hardly new, but it appears to be reaching...
  • Boehner Delegation Meets With Saudi Leaders on ISIL & Iranian-Backed Violence

    03/31/2015 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 31, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior committee leaders were in Saudi Arabia’s capital on Tuesday to continue a series of visits with key allies in the Middle East. In meetings with Saudi Interior Minister Mohammad bin Naif and Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, lawmakers expressed appreciation for the historic partnership between the two countries. Talks focused on our efforts to address the threats posed by ISIL and Iran’s rising influence in the region. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of Arab states in a campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen....
  • 'Kidnap Obama' UKIP candidate Jeremy Zeid replaced

    03/31/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 31, 2015
    A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said in a Facebook post that Israel should "kidnap" US President Barack Obama has been replaced by his party. Jeremy Zeid, who was standing in Hendon, said President Obama should be "locked up" by the Israelis for "leaking state secrets". He was referring to the declassifying of documents on Israel's secret nuclear programme. Mr Zeid also said Israel should "do an Eichmann" on President Obama.
  • NBC's Ann Curry Compares Iranian "Hardliners" to American Conservatives

    03/31/2015 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is last night on NBC Nightly News, grab sound bite number five. This is just more of the same here, more this left wing hate for conservatives. Like this Bureau of Labor Statistics babe, Ashack, is out there saying that Christians vote for Christians and end up being Nazis and so forth on her Twitter account. She claims she was hacked. Last night on the NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt filling in for the paragon of truth, Brian Williams, had Ann Curry in there to talk about the Iran nuclear talks. He said, "What's the latest on the...
  • Lawsuit alleges Iran behind killing of 3 US soldiers in Iraq

    03/31/2015 2:29:37 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 31, 2015, 11:24 pm | Richard Lardner
    Families of Jacob Fritz, Johnathan Chism and Shawn Falter claim Tehran orchestrated retaliatory attack The families of three American soldiers killed during a brazen attack in Iraq are suing the Iranian government for allegedly orchestrating the raid. Filed late Monday in US District Court in Washington, the lawsuit says Lt. Jacob Fritz, Specialist Johnathan Chism, and Private First Class Shawn Falter were taken prisoner and then murdered in January 2007 by Iranian-backed Hezbollah agents and the Khazali network, an Iraqi militant group also funded and trained by Iran. The lawsuit says Iran directed the assault on the provincial headquarters in...
  • Coca-Cola Marketing Executive Wendy Clark Returns To Beverage Maker After Leave Of Absence

    03/31/2015 1:55:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/31/15 | MIKE ESTERL
    There has been speculation Wendy Clark might not return to Coca-Cola Co. but instead continue working on Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential campaign, after the senior marketing executive took a leave of absence from the beverage giant in January. But Coke and Ms. Clark confirmed on Tuesday that she will return to her post as North American marketing chief on April 6.
  • Obama Doesn't Want to Stop Iran

    03/31/2015 1:25:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah. In the Stack of Things That Are Totally Made-up and Cannot Possibly Be True Today, there's a Washington Post poll, and do you know what it says? The vast majority of you support Obama's nuke deal with Iran. That's what it says. The vast majority of the American people are ready to go, ready to help Obama get the nuke deal done with Iran. Except they're not told the truth about what the deal is. The primary question in the poll is, "Would you support an Iranian nuclear deal which lifted sanctions on Iran for a pledge from...
  • Newest Trick In War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack On Mark Levin

    09/11/2014 5:57:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11,2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away. It is always there.
  • Newest Trick in War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack on Mark Levin

    09/10/2014 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away.-snip- The newest twist on this oldest of games is to apply the term "anti-Semitism" to supporters of Israel. In this bizarro world, the only "true" friends of Israel are the ones who make their support for continued existence of the Jewish...
  • French Officials: Obama Plans To Make Iran His Key Middle East Ally

    03/31/2015 12:17:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Alex Griswold
    In a shocking accusation, French diplomats told Foreign Policy that they believe the Obama administration plans to replace Saudi Arabia with Iran as the central U.S. ally in the Middle East. (VIDEO: Reporter Grills State Department: Is United States Now A ‘Functional Ally Of Iran?’) “Numerous French diplomats suspect that the United States… is on the verge of profoundly reshaping of [sic] its traditional alliance system in the Middle East,” reporters Joseph Bahout and Benjamin Haddad write, ”moving [to] a system where Iran replaces Saudi Arabia as the central pillar of regional stability.” “The nuclear talks, French diplomats suspect, are...
  • Flashback: Obama: Iran Only Wants ‘Defensive’ Nukes

    03/31/2015 11:27:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/31/15 12:41pm | Joel Gehrke
    If President Obama seems less worried than Israel that Iran will obtain nuclear weapons as a result of his administration’s negotiations with the regime, maybe that’s because he’s less worried than Israel about Iran having nuclear weapons. “I think Iran is like North Korea,” Obama told David Brooks when he was running for president in 2007. “They see nuclear arms in defensive terms, as a way to prevent regime change.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagrees. “The ideology of Iran’s revolutionary regime is deeply rooted in militant Islam, and that’s why this regime will always be an enemy of America,”...
  • New 'Daily Show' Host: Jews are Hateful and Warlike, Calling Jews "Untermensch" is Okay

    03/31/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/31/15 | Aurelius
    Jon Stewart's Daily Show replacement posted anti-Semitic tweets, has called Jews hateful, and attended an "Anti-Israel" rally. Trevor Noah, who will be taking over for Stewart, has posted a slew of anti-Semitic jokes and ramblings over the last few years. He also attended a rally against Israel last year and posted it on Instagram and defended a term used by the Nazis to call Jews inferior. Here are just a few example's of Noah's sentiments:
  • Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is Racist

    03/31/2015 4:02:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is RacistPosted By Daniel Greenfield On March 31, 2015 @ 1:03 am In The Point | No Comments “Something something racist.” A Democratic argument from 2008 to 2016.Juan Williams is back and he wants you to know that Boehner’s trip to Israel is racist. Also all trips are racist. And all planes. Especially white planes. The real issue here is the way Boehner is recklessly sowing division along party lines on Israel. He is also — intentionally or not — heightening the silent but simmering racial tensions that increasingly divide Americans on the subject.The...
  • Experts: Iran Housing Nuke Materials in North Korea, Syria

    03/31/2015 11:36:50 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 31, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A top State Department official on Monday dismissed reports that Iran may be hiding key nuclear-related assets in North Korea and implied that she was unaware of the possibility, despite the publication this weekend of several articles by top analysts expressing alarm at the extent of nuclear cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang.
  • Students question administration’s response to professor’s Facebook post [Conn College]

    03/26/2015 10:58:02 AM PDT · by Third Person · 19 replies
    The Day ^ | March 26. 2015 | Colin A. Young
    New London — Everything came to a halt on the Connecticut College campus Wednesday afternoon as President Katherine Bergeron canceled all other events and called for a campus-wide forum to address a tenured professor’s Facebook post comparing Gazan Palestinians to “a rabid pit bull chained in a cage, regularly making mass efforts to escape.” "Gaza is in the cage because of its repeated efforts to destroy Israel and Jews," Andrew Pessin, a professor in the college's philosophy department, published to his personal Facebook page in August. Editor's note: This corrects an earlier version of the first sentence. "The blockade is...
  • Obama's Nuclear Deal With The Devil

    03/31/2015 10:52:01 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 30 replies
    PoliticallyShort ^ | 03/31/2015 | Nick S.
    On March 20, 2009, delivering his first message to the people and leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran in celebration of the Iranian holiday of Nowruz, Barack Obama stated, “the United States wants the Islam Republic of Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations”. On March 31, 2015, Iran will have taken “its rightful place in the community of nations” in a way only Barack Obama could have imagined as a final nuclear agreement is reached. Moreover, “by the time Obama leaves office”, writes David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy, “no country on Earth will have...
  • Nuclear Talks With Iran Could Extend to Wednesday, Negotiators Say

    03/31/2015 10:04:07 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 31, 2015 | MICHAEL R. GORDON and DAVID E. SANGER
    With a deadline just hours away, negotiators from the United States, Iran and five other nations appeared on Tuesday to be struggling to move closer to a preliminary accord to limit Tehran’s nuclear program, and signaled that they might be prepared to work into Wednesday. Even if an agreement is struck, there have been signs that several of the most difficult issues will be deferred for a final agreement in three months.
  • Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in terrifying clash with Iran

    03/30/2015 7:28:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Jew News ^ | MAR 29, 2015 | ELIYOKIM COHEN
    On the brink of a new Middle Eastern catastrophe: Saudi Arabia sends war planes into Yemen in a terrifying clash with Iran leaving region at boiling point Religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims erupted into conflict Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels 18 civilians were injured after Saudi warplanes targeted Sana’a in Yemen Britain and America supported the Saudi-led military intervention Coalition deployed 100 fighter jets and 150,000 soldiers to fight in region Truly, it is a terrifying development. The great religious fissure between Sunni and Shia Muslims that dominates the Middle East has erupted into...
  • Evil designs of Iranian regime should be exposed, say Saudi intellectuals

    03/30/2015 7:27:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    arabnews.com ^ | SHARIF M. TAHA
    Dr. Mahmoud Zaini, former member of the Makkah Literary Club, said the Yemeni campaign came to ward off dangers not only to Yemen but to the Gulf region as a whole, and whose leaders felt posed a direct threat to their security and stability. The operation has stopped the situation in Yemen from deteriorating further and will accelerate the political process in the country as demonstrated by deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh who called for a political solution to the Yemeni crisis promising that he would not run for presidential elections, Zaini said. For his part, Awadh Al-Jimaie, professor of...
  • Netanyahu catches Obama in Iran-nuclear flip-flop

    03/31/2015 10:40:05 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 31 Mar 2015 | Herb Keinon
    PM points out elements "apparently" in nuclear deal that Obama said last year are things that Iran does not need in order to have a peaceful program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election flip flop on a two state solution, which he later walked-back, will pale in comparison to a US presidential zig-zag if Netanyahu reported accurately to the Knesset on Tuesday on what will be in the nuclear accord being negotiated in Lausanne. SNIP It was US President Barack Obama who said that each of those elements was not needed for a peaceful program. Obama, during a question-and answer...
  • American-Israeli Rabbi compares Obama to Haman

    03/30/2015 5:47:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/29/2015 | GREER FAY CASHMAN,JEREMY SHARON
    Shlomo Riskin of Efrat says Obama disrespectful to Netanyahu, Israel, 'future of world.' Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai. Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American-born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind. “The president of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews,” he said. “I’m not making a political statement,” he clarified, “I’m making a Jewish statement.” When a woman in the audience shouted out...
  • First on CNN: Iranian aircraft buzzes Navy helicopter in Persian Gulf

    03/31/2015 10:32:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31, 2015 | Barbara Starr
    An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned. The incident, which has not been publicly disclosed, troubled U.S. military officials because the unsafe maneuver could have triggered a serious incident. It also surprised U.S. commanders because in recent months Iranian forces have conducted exercises and operations in the region in a professional manner, one U.S. military official told CNN. "We think this might have been locally ordered," the official...
  • Hillary Clinton enables Obama’s anti-Israel vendetta

    03/30/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-30-15 | Jennifer Rubin
    While Hillary Clinton won’t say anything of substance herself, the New York Times reports her views on Israel via a third party, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations: “Secretary Clinton thinks we need to all work together to return the special U.S.-Israel relationship to constructive footing, to get back to basic shared concerns and interests, including a two-state solution pursued through direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians,” Mr. Hoenlein said in a statement issued by his organization on Sunday evening. “We must ensure that Israel never becomes a partisan issue,” he...
  • Obama faces enormous stakes as Iran talks go down to wire [what about us?]

    03/30/2015 5:36:31 PM PDT · by upchuck · 14 replies
    the hill ^ | March 30, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The centerpiece of President Obama’s second-term foreign policy agenda is hanging in the balance Tuesday as negotiators struggle to reach a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program.Obama has raised the stakes on the negotiations, and if a deal fails to materialize before the March 31 deadline, it will be a blow to his legacy and criticism of the White House will be intense. Deputy White House press secretary Eric Schultz on Monday acknowledged the talks “are going to go down to the wire.” “I’m not going to presuppose failure,” he told reporters aboard Air Force One. “Our folks are working...
  • Iranian aircraft buzzes Navy helicopter in Persian Gulf

    03/31/2015 10:29:18 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-31-2015 | Barbara Starr
    An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned. An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in November 2014. An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in November 2014. The incident, which has not been publicly disclosed, troubled U.S. military officials because the unsafe maneuver could have triggered a serious incident. It...
  • [Israeli] PM: Deal Leaves Iran with Underground Facilities, Centrifuges

    03/31/2015 10:14:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 3/31/2015, 7:27 PM | Ari Yashar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanayhu addressed the swearing-in ceremony of the 20th Knesset on Tuesday, using the occasion to warn against the Iran nuclear deal being formulated with world powers in Switzerland’s Lausanne ahead of a deadline this Tuesday. “The greatest threat to our security and to our future was and remains Iran’s effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” emphasized Netanyahu. “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne paves the way to this outcome. …We will do everything to protect our security and our future.” Outlining the highly secretive deal being crafted, Netanyahu stated, “it seems that it will leave in...
  • ‘Nuclear 9/11’ victims remembered in solemn ceremony.

    03/31/2015 9:49:03 AM PDT · by HammerT · 29 replies
    n/a | Sep 11, 2017 | Anonymous
    Dateline: Sep 11, 2017 Richmond VA The remembrance service for the untold victims of the first ‘terrorist’ nuclear attack on US soil took place today. The temporary memorial set up just south of Richmond VA was the site for the solemn ceremony due to high radiation levels at the actual location of the attack. It was one year ago today that an alleged Iranian ‘suicide ship’ detonated it’s deadly cargo in the harbor of Hampton roads. The incident killed upwards of 1 Million people in an instant, while an estimated 350 thousand also died in the weeks that followed due...
  • As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves

    03/31/2015 9:35:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | March 30, 2015 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO — As America talks to Iran, Saudi Arabia is lashing out against it. The kingdom, Iran’s chief regional rival, is leading airstrikes against an Iranian-backed faction in Yemen; backing a blitz in Idlib, Syria, by jihadists fighting the Iranian-backed Assad regime; and warning Washington not to allow the Iranian-backed militia to capture too much of Iraq during the fight to roll back the Islamic State, according to Arab diplomats familiar with the talks. Through Egypt, a major beneficiary of Saudi aid, the kingdom is backing plans for a combined Arab military force to combat Iranian influence around the region....
  • Iran Calls for Talks on Yemen: Deputy Foreign Minister denounces Saudi Arabia, allies for airstrikes

    03/31/2015 9:24:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/31/2015 | By HAKIM ALMASMARI in San’a Yemen, and RORY JONES in Dubai
    Iran called for political talks between all parties in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday extended its campaign of airstrikes against Houthi militants in provinces across the country. Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said intervention in Yemen wouldn’t solve the country’s problems and that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies “were putting themselves in a very difficult position” by launching airstrikes. “We believe that the situation in Yemen should be resolved through political means only,” he said in a Monday interview with the Russian state-run news channel Russia Today, the first such Iranian comments since Saudi Arabia began...