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  • Tillerson Fired Over Rogue Bid to Save Iran Nuke Deal

    03/14/2018 8:47:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-13-2018 | Adam Kredo
    The abrupt firing Tuesday of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson follows months of infighting between the State Department and White House over efforts by Tillerson to save the Iran nuclear deal and ignore President Donald Trump's demands that the agreement be fixed or completely scrapped by the United States, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. In the weeks leading up to Tillerson's departure, he had been spearheading efforts to convince European allies to agree to a range of fixes to the nuclear deal that would address Iran's ongoing ballistic missile...
  • Rex Tillerson’s firing was necessary to national security

    03/14/2018 7:55:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | Hugh Hewitt
    On my first show for MSNBC last June, I sat down at Langley with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, now President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state. A quick read of the transcript will not only explain the sudden change at Foggy Bottom but also should reassure any fair-minded person that a much-needed infusion of talent and presidential trust is on the way. It’s been hard to find anyone in the White House to say a bad word about the character or personality of Rex Tillerson or a good word about his leadership at State. The friction between the White House...
  • Iran accuses West of using lizards for nuclear spying

    02/13/2018 6:45:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 1,108 replies ^ | 02/13/2018 | By AFP and Michael Bachner
    Adviser to Khamenei says aid collectors for Palestinians sought to deploy reptiles whose skin 'attracted atomic waves' ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The former chief-of-staff of Iran’s armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards to “attract atomic waves” and spy on his country’s nuclear program. It was the latest in a long line of incidents of Western countries, including Israel, being accused of deploying secret agents from the animal kingdom. Hassan Firuzabadi, senior military adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was responding to questions from local media on the recent arrest of environmentalists. He said he did not know the...
  • Never gotten over the fact that Obama was able to send $1.7 Billion Dollars in CASH to Iran...

    02/18/2018 5:09:28 AM PST · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 18, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Never gotten over the fact that Obama was able to send $1.7 Billion Dollars in CASH to Iran and nobody in Congress, the FBI or Justice called for an investigation! 7:02 AM - 18 Feb 2018
  • Netanyahu: We will not allow Iran to destroy us

    01/25/2018 5:00:56 PM PST · by Lera · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/26/18 | Elad Benari,
    Netanyahu in Davos: Not only does Iran spread terror all over the world, it openly says it will use its weapons to destroy Israel. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Thursday evening at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Netanyahu criticized the nuclear deal with Iran and said, "I think that the current agreement is so flawed that it promises that Iran will have everything necessary to create nuclear weapons, including the enrichment of fissile material on a huge scale.” “What they can do today, at best, is enrich uranium for one bomb. Under the current agreement, they will...
  • Trump Warns European Allies: Fix Iran Nuclear Deal’s ‘Disastrous Flaws’ — or America Withdraws

    01/14/2018 11:44:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2018 | ADELLE NAZARIAN13
    WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump’s decision to keep the United States in the Iran nuclear deal on Friday was coupled with a warning to his European allies: “Fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw.” “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, I have outlined two possible paths forward: either fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw,” Trump said in a statement. He added: I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European...
  • Trump Keeps Iran Nuclear Deal But Still Wants Changes

    01/13/2018 2:09:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies ^ | 1/12/18 | John Hayward
    The Iran nuclear deal survived its latest 90-day review, despite President Trump’s frequent criticisms of the arrangement and requests for alternatives from his advisers, and the Trump administration’s strong criticism of the Iranian government’s crackdown on the recent popular uprising. The administration announced another sanctions waiver for Iran on Friday, which is the deadline for making a decision. Sources told Reuters the president remains strongly critical of the nuclear deal, but his advisers persuaded him to continue renewing the sanctions waiver. “U.S. officials and others have said Trump is expected to accept the recommendation of senior advisers that he keep...
  • White House, Congress Scramble to Save Iran Nuclear Deal in Face of Opposition

    01/10/2018 11:37:19 AM PST · by mairdie · 23 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | January 10, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    Senior White House officials and congressional leadership are scrambling to save the Iran nuclear deal and convince President Donald Trump to again waive key sanctions on the Islamic Republic despite opposition, according to multiple sources working on the matter who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. The White House is facing down a weekend deadline by which it must waive key economic sanctions on Iran in order to preserve the nuclear accord. While Trump has expressed frustration about the need save the deal, senior national security officials are working to convince him that waiving these sanctions is the best course...
  • Ben Shapiro: Trump Reverses the Obama Doctrine on Iran

    01/02/2018 6:59:07 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    nro ^ | Ben Shapiro
    In the past few days, thousands of Iranians have marched against the terrorist regime in Tehran. As of this writing, twelve of these Iranians have been murdered by the country’s Revolutionary Guard. Trump has tweeted his support for the protesters, spoken out in their favor, and made clear that he’d love to see them topple the regime itself. Contrast Trump’s behavior with that of the Obama administration, which deliberately ignored anti-regime protests in 2009, choosing instead to cozy favor with the regime and maximize Tehran’s regional power. The administration even went so far as to give Tehran a legal pathway...
  • 'All the money Obama foolishly gave to Iran went to terrorism'

    01/02/2018 5:16:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 01/02/18 14:35 | updated: 15:11 | David Rosenberg
    President Donald Trump excoriated his predecessor Tuesday, castigating the transfer of funds during the Obama administration to the Iranian government, writing that the money never benefited the Iranian people, and was instead funneled to terrorist organizations. In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, President Trump again praised anti-government Iranian protests who have taken to the streets since Thursday to protest government corruption and the country’s high unemployment rates. “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their ‘pockets.’ The people...
  • Iran protests enter day 5 despite warning of crackdown

    01/01/2018 1:49:02 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Today, 6:35 am | By Agencies and TOI staff
    Small cities from north to south brace for increased turnout Monday after joining the mass demonstrations a day earlier TEHRAN, Iran — The largest protests to strike Iran in nearly a decade continued unabated Sunday night with demonstrators across the country poised for a fifth day of unrest, despite stark government warnings of a crackdown to end the stand-off. In addition to major metropolises that have seen mass protests since Thursday, smaller cities from north to south held protests Sunday and were expecting increased turnouts on Monday, according to regional reports.
  • Rex Tillerson facing high-stakes diplomacy over Iran and North Korea — if he can keep his job

    12/28/2017 2:04:01 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    A pair of rogue regimes with a longing for nuclear weapons promise to dominate Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s second year atop Foggy Bottom. Tillerson, in following President Trump’s distaste for former President Barack Obama’s decision-making, declared in 2017 an end to the era of “strategic patience” with Iran and North Korea. As the nation’s top diplomat, he has to try to rally international support for Trump’s more aggressive posture. Diplomacy doesn’t stop at home, though. Tillerson has to persuade Congress to support his vision for reorganizing the State Department, while maintaining his position in the administration, which has seemed...
  • The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

    12/23/2017 8:20:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2011 | Josh Meyer
    PART I A GLOBAL THREAT EMERGES How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
  • Obama Officials Manufactured Media Narrative Ahead Of Investigations Into Hezbollah Scandal

    12/22/2017 9:59:55 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-22-2017 | Peter Hasson
    The former Obama officials who manufactured a media “echo chamber” to sell the Iran deal are now working to undermine a bombshell report that revealed how former President Barack Obama’s administration derailed its own Drug Enforcement Agency’s efforts to stop Islamist terrorist group Hezbollah from developing a global narcotics syndicate. The Obama administration gave Hezbollah a pass, according to a bombshell Politico piece, in order to protect the Iran deal — one of the few remaining pillars of Barack Obama’s legacy. Two Republicans on the House oversight committee, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan announced a congressional...
  • Move over Scarface there’s a new Cocaine Kingpin in Town

    12/21/2017 9:25:21 AM PST · by bitt · 19 replies ^ | 12/21/2017 | dianny
    You know, there are explosive stories, then there are EXPLOSIVE stories. And a new report in Politico isn’t just explosive; it’s EXPLOSIVE. We all knew that Barack Obama wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of his stupid Iran Deal. And now we know that includes drug trafficking, arms trafficking, terrorism, and other criminal enterprises. In this Politico piece, we learn that Barack “Scarface” Obama obstructed a DEA operation to shut down the pipeline between Hezbollah and Latin American cocaine suppliers. This operation – called Project Cassandra – began in 2008. And with the aid of thirty US...

    12/21/2017 5:50:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    barbwire ^ | 21 December, 2017 | Louis DeBroux
    “The Obama administration has been remarkably scandal-free.” —New York Times faux conservative columnist David Brooks, Feb. 9, 2016 Scandal-free-----as long as you ignore the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, IRS targeting of conservative groups, trading five hardened terrorists for traitor Bowe Bergdahl, a private email server and use of aliases between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, NSA warrantless collection of every American’s private communications, etc., etc., etc. But this latest bombshell may be the most shocking violation of the public trust yet. As revealed in an in-depth investigative report by Politico, Obama used his presidential power to cripple Project...
  • Congress Ready to Investigate Bombshell Report that Obama

    12/21/2017 7:12:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 21, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Some lawmakers are incensed, but not wholly surprised by this week's bombshell report from Politico that the Obama administration knowingly derailed an anti-Hezbollah investigation because it would have threatened the nuclear deal with Iran. The Drug Enforcement Administration was so convinced that Hezbollah was amassing $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking that it started Project Cassandra in 2008, an under cover investigation, to follow the money. Yet, according to Politico's sources, the Justice and Treasury departments "delayed, hindered or rejected" requests from project members as they sought answers.Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) expected such meddling from the Obama White...
  • BREAKING: Congress Urged to Investigate Obama’s Dirty Deals With Iran

    12/19/2017 10:42:55 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Truthfeed News ^ | December 19, 2017 | By Eren Moreno
    Things are not looking good for Obama, after Politico’s bombshell expose, which detailed how the former president let Hezbollah off the hook for their many crimes, in order to cement a disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. Now, Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger sent a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, urging an investigation into the Obama administration for protecting Hezbollah. From Fox News A Republican congressman on Monday urged the House to look into a report the Obama administration held up a Drug Enforcement Administration task force’s investigation into Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations, all to ensure the Iran...
  • Obama administration undermined anti-Hezbollah task force to help secure Iran nuke deal, report says

    12/18/2017 2:03:05 AM PST · by familyop · 52 replies
    Fox News, Politico ^ | December 18, 2017 | Frank Miles
    The Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations — some of which were unfolding inside the U.S. — to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track, according to a bombshell exposé in Politico Sunday...When Project Cassandra leaders, who were working out of a DEA’s Counter facility in Chantilly, Virginia, sought an OK for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, Justice and Treasury Department officials delayed, hindered or rejected their requests, according to Politico.
  • Has the window already closed for North Texan’s Cruz primary challenge?

    11/13/2017 3:00:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 13, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Establishment Republicans once dreamed of replacing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with a less bombastic alternative in 2018. Those dreams now appear out of reach, even as a North Texas Republican with ties to state’s old political guard is on the verge of launching a challenge to the first-term senator. A Fort Worth-based super PAC aimed at replacing Cruz with a Republican in the “leadership style” of President Ronald Reagan has barely raised any money. Its favored candidate, Christian television executive Bruce Jacobson, last week stumbled in the early stages of a possible campaign rollout. And while Cruz, who has more...