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  • Iran Loses Nuclear Device, Sparks GCC Worry

    11/26/2016 6:34:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Oil Price.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is concerned over a missing radioactive device from Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor, Saudi-owned Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday. Aside from the security concerns, at the forefront in the GCC’s mind is what impact the radioactive device—wherever it may be today—could have on water supplies. According to the newspaper, the device went missing after the car transporting it was stolen. Thankfully, the vehicle was recovered, but the radioactive nuclear device was not so lucky. The GCC has contacted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the incident—both organizations are concerned that Iran’s nuclear program...
  • Obama Admin Covering Up Key Iran Deal Details in Final Days

    11/22/2016 4:23:58 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov-22-2016 | Adam Kredo
    Rubio spox: Senator looks forward to helping Trump shred Iran deal Senior Obama administration officials in their final days in office are seeking to cover up key details of the Iran nuclear deal from Congress, according to documents and sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about continued efforts by the White House to block formal investigations into secret diplomacy with Tehran that resulted in a $1.7 billion cash payment by the United States. As leading members of Congress petition the Obama administration for answers about what many describe as a $1.7 billion “ransom” payment to Iran, Obama administration...
  • Incoming CIA Director Has Reputation for Confronting Iran

    11/18/2016 6:08:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | November 18, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) to serve as the next CIA director is garnering early praise from senior congressional insiders and foreign policy experts, who told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday that the lawmaker has won plaudits for taking a tough line on Iranian intransigence and investigating the Obama administration’s secret negotiations with Tehran. Pompeo, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, earned a reputation among his Republican colleagues for his aggressive investigations into Obama administration secrecy surrounding last year’s nuclear agreement with Iran, multiple sources confirmed.Multiple investigations by the lawmaker unearthed documents showing...
  • House votes 419-1 to extend Iran sanctions

    11/16/2016 5:33:48 PM PST · by ConfidentConservative · 43 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 11/15/16 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to extend an Iran sanctions law for another 10 years...
  • Iran’s Rouhani Says Trump Cannot Reverse Nuclear Deal

    11/09/2016 9:38:24 AM PST · by detective · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2016
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said there was “no possibility” of its nuclear deal with world powers being overturned by US president-elect Donald Trump despite his threat to rip it up. “Iran’s understanding in the nuclear deal was that the accord was not concluded with one country or government but was approved by a resolution of the UN Security Council and there is no possibility that it can be changed by a single government,” Rouhani told his cabinet, according to state television. Last year’s accord with world powers saw international sanctions on Iran lifted in exchange for guarantees that it would...
  • Canada to renew ties with Iran

    10/29/2016 7:41:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 10/29/16 21:33 | Dalit Halevi
    The Canadian government, headed by Prime Minister and Liberal party head Justin Trudeau is working to renew ties with Iran, claiming there are political benefits to a Canada-Iran relationship for Israel as well. Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Maurice Dion spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations in Montreal on October 17, saying the federal government is determined to play an active role in UN organizations, to strengthen the UN position and to take part in UN peacekeeping efforts across the globe. …
  • State Dept Defends Kerry Receiving Prize for Iran Nuke Deal

    10/24/2016 4:14:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 24, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    State Department spokesman John Kirby defended his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, on Monday for accepting an award for his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Kirby and Zarif were given the annual Chatham House Prize for finalizing the agreement in July 2015 and working to implement it in January 2016. Critics of the deal in the United States say that it does not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities and gives the Islamic Republic too much sanctions relief without addressing the country’s malign activities in the Middle East.
  • Nuclear War Is On The Horizon: "This Is Not Just Talk... Action Has Been Taken"

    As the U.S. elections draw nearer, the amount of bellicose rhetoric from politicians and key military commanders (in truth, “politicians” as well) has been increasing. The main focus of that rhetoric has been directed toward Russia, and is also “blathered” in the direction of China, North Korea, and Iran when it suits U.S. political interests. The problem is that all of it is not just talk: action has been taken, especially regarding Russia and the Syrian theatre of operations. Within the past several weeks, the U.S. has bombed Syrian troops, killing 62 outside of Deor ez-Zor in airstrikes and then...
  • The Man Who Taught Hillary How to Shred Haunts Wikileaks Dump

    10/12/2016 4:40:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    “Before I begin,” Hillary Clinton told an audience at the Brookings Institute in December 2015, “I want to acknowledge the loss of a beloved member of our foreign policy family, Sandy Berger.” In fact, Berger appears repeatedly in the Wikileaks dump of emails from and to John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In reading through them, one gets the impression that if Berger was not an architect of the Iranian nuclear deal, he was at least a major salesman. Hillary had good cause to praise Berger. In the run-up to the 2004 9/11 hearings, Berger taught Hillary by example...
  • Obama Admin Hiding Secret Hostage Docs Signed With Iranian Intel Officials

    10/06/2016 7:19:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies
    Wash. Free Bacon ^ | 10/6/16 | Adam Kredo
    Key documents relating to the Obama administration’s secret negotiations with Iran, including a $1.7 billion cash payment, are being stored at a highly secure site on Capitol Hill, preventing the public and many in Congress from accessing them, according to multiple sources who described the situation to the Washington Free Beacon. The documents are not technically classified but are being kept in a “secure reading space” where the majority of congressional officials cannot access them. Those cleared are forced to relinquish their cellular devices and are barred from taking notes, undermining the ability of staffers to brief their lawmakers on...
  • Wasserman Schultz Can’t Guarantee Iran Nuclear Deal Money Won’t Go to Terror Attacks

    08/15/2016 5:18:34 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Aug 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS Miami’s “Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said she couldn’t guarantee the money the Obama administration gave to Iran as part of the nuclear deal wouldn’t go to financing terror attacks. DeFede asked, “Can you guarantee that none of that money will end up financing Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban in sticks against Israel?”
  • As Obama Pays Ransom, Iran Jails More Americans

    08/09/2016 4:52:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 9, 2016 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    As Obama Pays Ransom, Iran Jails More Americans Why the Mullahs are taking more Americans as hostages. August 9, 2016 Dr. Majid Rafizadeh    Iran is quietly arresting American citizens and taking them as hostages in order to utilize them as pawns for extracting economic concessions or receiving political and financial gains. President Obama and his administration have played a crucial role in encouraging Iran to conduct such nefarious actions. In the most egregious example, a recent report revealed that, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff who were briefed, “The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million...
  • Obama: Israel Loves My Iran Deal! Israel: Your Iran Deal Is Worse Than Cancer.

    08/08/2016 6:30:20 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | August 5, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, the day after Barack Obama openly lied about Israeli support for his Iran nuclear deal -- which grants the Iranians hundreds of billions of dollars with no limitations on terror funding or ballistic missile testing, and a clear path to a nuclear weapon after a decade – the Israeli Defense Ministry sounded off: The Munich Agreement didn’t prevent the Second World War and the Holocaust precisely because its basis, according to which Nazi Germany could be a partner for some sort of agreement, was flawed, and because the leaders of the world then ignored the explicit statements of...
  • Erik Prince: Hillary Clinton ‘Very Likely Caused’ Iranian Nuclear Scientist’s Death

    08/08/2016 11:35:53 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2016 | John Hayward
    Retired Navy SEAL and former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince addressed the controversy surrounding President Obama’s secret $400 million payment to Iran on Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon. “For the administration to deny that it was a ransom payment is a complete lie,” said Prince, adding
  • Did Clinton's Email Negligence Lead to the Execution of an Iranian Defector?

    08/08/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    In 2009, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, traveled to Saudi Arabia, ostensibly to visit Muslim holy sites located in the Kingdom. Once there, he disappeared only to reappear later in some peculiar online rants, claiming to be residing in Virginia and alternatively, in Arizona, and expressing a desire to return to Iran. Amiri, who conducted nuclear research at the military affiliated Malek Ashtar University of Technology and worked for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, was said to possess a treasure trove of classified information on Iran’s illicit nuclear program. On his YouTube channel, he alleged that he was kidnapped by...
  • Tom Cotton: Hillary Clinton’s Email Sealed the Fate Of An Iranian Scientist (VIDEO)

    08/08/2016 7:18:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | August 7, 2016 | streiff
    Tom Cotton: Hillary Clinton’s Email Sealed the Fate Of An Iranian Scientist (VIDEO) Posted at 3:38 pm on August 7, 2016 by streiff Back in 2009, an Iranian nuclear scientist, Shahram Amiri, defected to the United States. What ensued was a complicated story that resulted in Amiri claiming he'd been abducted by the CIA, tortured, released, and finally repatriated to Iran. His heroic welcome from the Great Satan in 2010 was followed by his arrest for treason. Today the Iranians announced they had executed him. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton was on Face the Nation and the subject came up.
  • Oh My: Executed Iranian Nuclear Scientist Was Named in Hillary's Emails

    08/08/2016 6:13:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the weekend the Iranian regime executed Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist convicted of spying on behalf of the United States.  Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man who was once heralded as a hero. Shahram Amiri defected to the U.S. at the height of Western efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear program. When he returned in 2010, he was welcomed with flowers by government leaders and even went on the Iranian talk-show circuit. Then he mysteriously...
  • Cotton: Clinton discussed executed Iranian scientist on email

    08/07/2016 10:08:48 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 129 replies
    Hillary Clinton recklessly discussed, in emails hosted on her private server, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was executed by Iran for treason, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Sunday. "I'm not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton's private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman," he said on "Face the Nation." Cotton was speaking about Shahram Amiri, who gave information to the U.S. about Iran's nuclear program.
  • Iranian scientist gives info to US on Iran nuke program, Hillary discusses him in emails

    08/07/2016 1:47:34 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 49 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 08/07/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Must be nice to be above the law and never have to suffer any consequences for your actions — and indeed, to be on the verge of being rewarded with the Presidency of the United States after years of treasonable carelessness (at best). “Cotton: Clinton discussed executed Iranian scientist on email,” by Jacqueline Klimas, Washington Examiner, August 7, 2016: Hillary Clinton recklessly discussed, in emails hosted on her private server, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was executed by Iran for treason, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Sunday. “I’m not going to comment on what he may or may not have...
  • Obama’s Cash Payment to Iran Was More Than a Ransom — It Broke Criminal Law

    08/06/2016 6:35:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 98 replies
    National Review ^ | August 6, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    " By his own account, President Obama engaged in the complex cash transfer in order to end-run sanctions that prohibit the U.S. from having “a banking relationship with Iran.” The point of the sanctions is not to prevent banking with Iran; it is to prevent Iran from getting value from or through our financial system — the banking prohibition is a corollary. And the point of sanctions, if you happen to be the president of the United States sworn to execute the laws faithfully, is to follow them — not pat yourself on the back for keeping them in place...
  • Salon: The Iran Deal Is A Disaster–And Obama Is To Blame

    08/06/2016 5:54:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Is this really Salon? The uber-progressive, race-baiting rag that has long been source material for conservatives to get a great laugh over the absurd lengths they go to paint American and the Right as racist, misogynistic, and sexist. Because Carrie Sheffield writes that a) the Iran nuclear deal is a disaster; b) Obama is to blame; and c) the $400 million ransom is proving Republican misgivings to be true: The State Department officially denied any explicit link between the $400 million payment and the release of prisoners, that this happened entirely coincidentally, not as a tit-for-tat. But itÂ’s baffling why...
  • OBAMA ILLEGALLY AIRLIFTED $400 MILLION IN CASH TO IRAN IN UNMARKED PLANE

    08/04/2016 10:16:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funding Iran directly funds terrorism because the Iranian regime is effectively a terror state. Back in the Senate, Obama fought against the classification of the Revolutionary Guard, a key Iranian political-military institution, as terrorists. He's remained consistent since then. 3. This is simply treason. Obama is aiding and abetting the murder of Americans. He's funding terrorism. He's funding Iran's wars in the region, which aside from Israel, include campaigns in Iraq and Syria that have dragged the United States in. The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January...
  • How Obama Crippled the Iranian People's Freedom Quest

    07/25/2016 6:09:01 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 13 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/24/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Instead, Obama has ignored the people of Iran, a population friendly to the United States and its ideals. His administration even declared the 2009 Green Movement - a popular protest against a probably-rigged presidential election - an internal affair of Iran that warranted no American input. He has failed to do anything for the Iranians, and has even tacitly betrayed them by negotiating with and legitimizing their theocratic government. The catastrophic nuclear deal with the rulers of Iran represented the latest in Obama's long series of failures in relation to the country. While it is true that the economic sanctions...
  • Iran plans to reopen closed nuclear sites in violation of nuclear agreement

    07/22/2016 6:39:46 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Moran
    I can't wait for those Iran sanctions to "snap back" into place, can you? The top leadership in Iran has instructed its atomic research organization to prepare to reopen nuclear sites shuttered by the nuclear agreement. If Iran goes through with this, it would scuttle the agreement and force President Obama to reimpose sanctions. Or not.
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran: At War with the U.S.

    07/22/2016 7:39:18 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The Jerusalem Post Wednesday quoted the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, “warning the US administration and its House of Representatives and Senate that injurious measures against the nuclear agreement have reached such a point that there is no way left for Iran but to counteract.” As I show in my new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran, Larijani’s bellicose language and thinly-veiled threat may have come as a surprise to those who believe that Barack Obama and John Kerry brought peace for our time by means of the nuclear deal, but it was nothing new to those...
  • Iran: Confronting U.S. Is Only Choice Left

    07/21/2016 8:17:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/21/2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – Confronting the U.S. is the only choice Iran has left, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned Wednesday. The remarks came following legislation proposed by U.S. opponents to the Iran deal to further sanction the Islamic Republic, and the UN’s first bi-annual report, which said that Iran was not following the “spirit” of the nuclear agreement signed last year by continuing ballistic missile tests. “Majlis (Iranian Parliament), utterly regretting the UN chief’s move, is warning the US administration and its House of Representatives and Senate that injurious measures against the nuclear agreement have reached such a point that...
  • AP Exclusive: Secret document lifts Iran nuke constraints

    07/18/2016 11:19:06 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | GEORGE JAHN
    A document obtained by The Associated Press shows that key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program will ease in slightly more than a decade, halving the time Tehran would need to build a bomb.
  • Andrea Tantaros offers behind the scene reason Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton

    07/16/2016 12:17:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Blasting news ^ | 13 July 2016 | Roz Zurko
    You may not see Andrea Tantaros on-air, but that doesn't mean the Fox News analyst isn't still doing what she does best.. tell it like it really is. ... Anyone who follows the Fox News analyst just knew she'd have something to say about Bernie Sanders jumping ship and siding with the woman who goes against the grain of everything he's fought for. ... So, what does Andrea have to say about this latest turn of events in the Democratic Party? She tweets, "Guess Bernie got tired of having someone start his car for him every morning." It's this sense...
  • Germans uncover massive Iran nuke cheating; GOP senators demand Kerry impose snapback sanctions

    07/14/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    He'll get right on that, we're sure. Not news: Iran is already cheating on the nuclear agreement it signed with the United States. That’s been both expected and obvious since the day the agreement was signed, since it was clear from the word go that the Obama Administration would have no interest in ensuring compliance nor in imposing sanctions for noncompliance. News: German intelligence has the details, and they’re extensive and explicit, and several Republican U.S. senators are doing what they can to hold the administration accountable for its negligence on the matter. Here’s the meat of a letter sent...
  • Say 'no' to Iran, because our Middle East allies deserve better

    06/01/2016 5:43:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-1-16 | Adonis Hoffman
    At some point in the second term of any presidency, the soaring eagle becomes a lame-duck with more quack than quake in its steps. With his place in history assured, President Obama has forged a new healthcare regime, restored relations with Cuba, made unprecedented visits and negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran. The latter of these strains U.S. relations with America's staunchest Middle East allies — Israel and Saudi Arabia — beyond credulity, and suggests the president may be too absorbed in creating his own legacy to think clearly. Obama called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) "the most...
  • State Dept. admits intentionally altering video of Iran press conference

    06/01/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by GraceG · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/01/2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The State Department admitted Wednesday that a 2013 press briefing video was purposefully altered to remove a portion of a discussion about the Iran nuclear talks, after an unknown State Department official asked that it be edited out. Spokesman John Kirby's announcement contradicted the position held by the department for the last three weeks, during which officials said the video was missing because of a "glitch." But Kirby said officials didn't know who asked for the video to be edited, and said the department is unlikely to investigate further into who wanted the video to be edited. Kirby said he...
  • Eric Trump: Obama’s Iran Deal Drove My Father to Run for President

    05/30/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    The U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran last year was a deciding factor that compelled Donald Trump to jump into the race for president, the billionaire’s son, Eric Trump, said in a radio interview on Sunday....[on] New York’s AM 970 The Answer radio. “I think that was a game changer for him.” “That is when he finally said, ‘Kids, I am going to it. I am going to give this a real shot,’” Trump continued. Donald Trump has been a vocal opponent of the Iran nuclear deal. At a February speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Trump strongly...
  • Iran Deal Convinced Trump to Run for President, His Son Says

    05/29/2016 11:34:15 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 29, 2016 | Jacob Kornbluh
    The Iranian nuclear deal was one of the main factors that influenced Donald Trump’s decision to run for president in 2016, his son, Eric Trump, said on Sunday. “I think, honestly, the Iran nuclear deal was one of the things that made him jump into the race,” Eric Trump told John Catsimatidis on the “Cats Roundtable” radio program on AM 970 in New York. “I think that was a game-changer for him.” “That is when he finally said, ‘Kids, I am going to it. I am going to give this a real shot,’” he added. In his campaign kickoff speech...
  • How the Obama administration paid J Street to push the Iranian nuclear sellout

    05/23/2016 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/23/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Obama administration through its National Security Council passed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Ploughshares Fund, an NGO that favors allowing Iran to have nuclear weapons. And the Ploughshares Fund paid J Street over $500,000 to push its agenda last summer. That's what came out over this past weekend. A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave liberal Jewish lobbying organization J street $576,500 to advocate for the deal.  ... J-Street, a liberal Jewish political action group, undertook a comprehensive campaign last year to support the nuclear...
  • Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media

    05/20/2016 3:02:02 PM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 10 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 3:43 PM EDT | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.
  • Another week of Iran kicking sand in our face

    05/11/2016 7:53:43 PM PDT · by pboyington · 8 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Things aren’t going too well with our new BFF (best friend forever) on the Persian block, Iran. What a surprise. You mean, signing a nuclear deal that gives one of the craziest regimes in world history a green light to manufacture nuclear weapons, while also providing 150 billion in funds for the madmen of Teheran to purchase armaments isn’t going according to plan. Shocking, absolutely shocking… Things aren’t going well because the Iranians are more than aware that the President of the United States is a gutless twerp and his chief international diplomat, Secretary of State, John Kerry is a...
  • Ben Rhodes Reveals How Obama Duped America Into The Dangerous Iran Deal

    05/10/2016 12:30:51 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9 May, 2016 | David Reaboi
    President Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes—remade the Middle East to empower America’s most hated enemy. How would the American people react to knowing that an administration, then still stinging from Republican critiques of its anti-Americanism and weakness on the world stage, was holding secret negotiations in Oman with the most powerful still-standing member of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil”? Under these conditions, Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes (with whom he’s said to “mind-meld”)—succeeded in remaking the Middle East to empower America’s most hated...
  • Iran Agencies Offer Differing Reports on Missile Test

    05/09/2016 2:01:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 05/09/2016 | Asa Fitch
    An Iranian military official said Iran conducted its third ballistic missile test-firing since the country’s landmark nuclear deal went into effect in January, but a few hours later Iran’s defense minister countered the report. The semiofficial Tasnim News Agency reported earlier Monday that the country fired a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) two weeks ago, citing Brig. Gen. Ali Abdollahi. The missile was precision-guided and could accurately strike a target with a 26-foot margin of error, he said. But Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan said Iran hadn’t test-fired a missile of the range cited by...
  • Iran test-fires ballistic missile, latest after nuclear deal

    05/09/2016 2:59:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2016 5:47 AM EDT
    Iran test-fired another ballistic missile, the latest in a spate of tests following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers earlier this year, according to a report Monday by the country's semi-official Tasnim news agency. The test-firing of the missile, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, or 1,250 miles, was carried out two weeks ago, the agency quoted Gen. Ali Abdollahi, deputy chief of headquarters of armed forces, as saying. Iran, which insists the ballistic tests do not violate the nuclear deal, is likely seeking to demonstrate it is pushing ahead with its ballistic program despite scaling back...
  • Yes, Ben Rhodes is an a**hole, but so is his boss

    05/08/2016 9:30:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-16 | DrJohn
    Ben Rhodes has offered us four lessons 1. the press really is both lazy and stupid 2. the press acts as obama's useful idiots 3. all of obama's policies are likely based on deceit 4. Ben Rhodes is an a**hole and a liar Ben Rhodes is the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications for Barack Obama and seems to have an extraordinary amount of influence in the current administration. Rhodes was the architect of the phony scheme to blame a video for the Benghazi attacks. He is also the guy who last April promised the Iran deal would contain "anywhere,...
  • Iran lashes out, threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz over GOP rep's bill

    05/07/2016 5:37:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2016 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran’s leaders voiced outrage this week — and even threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — following a Republican congressman’s proposed legislation seeking a stronger response to Tehran’s recent provocative actions against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, including the capture of ten Navy sailors in January. A senior Revolutionary Guard commander threatened to shut down the entrance to the Persian Gulf, where one-third of the world’s oil exports passes each day, after learning about Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes’ bill. The bill, coming in response to an incident earlier this year in which the Iranian National Guard...
  • White House’s lies on Iran deal is humiliating for Chuck Schumer

    05/07/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2016
    We hope Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are giving that devastating new profile of resident Obama’s foreign-policy guru a careful read. Because they’ll learn how they were all played for fools on the Iran nuclear deal by that aide, Ben Rhodes — and the resident. That applies especially to Schumer, who will be the Senate Democratic leader come January. Booker and Gillibrand hewed to the party line in backing the deal. Schumer gave it a thumb’s-down — but then refused to lobby his colleagues to take his side. Sen. Bob Menendez, on the other hand, is looking...
  • A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the (bleep) who is the president’s foreign policy guru

    05/06/2016 4:23:45 PM PDT · by onyx · 26 replies
    FP (The Foreign policy Group) ^ | May 6, 2016 | THOMAS E. RICKS
    <p>The profile of one Ben Rhodes running in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is not unsympathetic, which makes it all the more devastating.</p> <p>But, as that quote indicates, he comes off like an overweening little schmuck. This quotation seems to capture his worldview: “He referred to the American foreign policy establishment as the Blob."</p>
  • Obama Aide: Iran Deal Built on Lie

    05/06/2016 3:21:50 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 06 May 2016 11:16 AM | Cathy Burke
    The Obama administration misled Americans about supposed "moderates" that officials were dealing with in the Iranian theocracy to forge a nuclear proliferation deal — all to make the deal more palatable to the American public, according to The New York Times. {snip}... "We created an echo chamber," he tells the Times in a piece to appear in the Sunday magazine of the newspaper. "They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say," he adds about so-called experts praising the deal in the press. According to the Times, when Rhodes was asked about his misleading version of...
  • White House BRAGS about how it tricked reporters into cheerleading for Obama's Iran nuclear deal..

    05/06/2016 3:28:14 PM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 6, 2016 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes orchestrated an 'echo chamber' of media support for Obama's Iran deal He spoke candidly about his tactics to a New York Times Magazine writer Tactics included planting talking points with compliant reporters Also helped arms-control experts land in influential positions where they could parrot the White House's line on the deal's virtues Even then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta now says he's not sure the president's aims were what the White House said they were at the time White House routinely 'ventriloquizes' reporters, the Times story explains The Obama White House set up...
  • Ben Rhodes admits administration lied to sell Iran deal

    05/06/2016 11:07:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Ben Rhodes is perhaps the weirdest foreign policy adviser in the history of the White House. His path to his current position as deputy national security adviser for strategic communications was, as this New York Times profile informs us, "perhaps not strictly believable, even as fiction." Forget his title. Ben Rhodes is "the single most influential voice shaping American foreign policy aside from Potus himself," according to the Times. What makes that so bizarre is that Rhodes has no background in foreign policy at all. He was a failed short story writer who wandered into the orbit of Obama aides...
  • White House admits it played us for fools to sell Iran deal

    05/06/2016 5:51:32 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Congratulations, liberals of the Washington press corps and elite organizations: You’re a bunch of suckers. We all know this because the Obama White House just told us so. In an astounding New York Times piece by David Samuels, senior White House officials gleefully confess they use friendly reporters and nonprofits as public relations tools in the selling of President Obama’s foreign policy — and can do it almost at will because these tools are ignorant, will believe what they’re told, will essentially take dictation and are happy to be used just to get the information necessary for a tweet or...
  • White House blasts Cotton for failed amendment on Iran nuclear deal

    04/27/2016 7:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/27/16 | Dave Boyer
    After Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas failed Wednesday in a bid to restrict President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the White House decided to give the lawmaker a kick in the pants for good measure. Referring to Mr. Cotton’s amendment to stop the U.S. from purchasing heavy water used by Iran in nuclear production, White House press secretary said, “Senator Cotton is certainly no expert when it comes to heavy water. I’m confident that he couldn’t differentiate heavy water from sparkling water.” He said Mr. Cotton is focused “on undermining the effective implementation of this agreement that prevents Iran...
  • Gov. McCrory Rejects Obama Admin’s Request to Reverse Iran Sanctions

    04/27/2016 5:55:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Pat McCrory ^ | 4/26/16
    Today, Governor Pat McCrory rejected the Obama administration’s request for North Carolina to reverse its state-imposed ban on investments in Iran “Under President Obama’s questionable Iran deal, billions have already been paid or released to Iran’s regime with little to show for it,” said Governor McCrory. “So long as I am governor, North Carolina will not subsidize a regime which remains the world’s lead sponsor of terrorism. It’s time for Washington, D.C. to put the safety, security and best interests of North Carolinians and Americans first Last year, Governor McCrory signed the bipartisan Iran Divestment Act of 2015, which prohibited...
  • Obama in Riyadh: Iran nuclear deal sign of 'strength, not weakness'

    04/21/2016 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/21/16 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama vigorously defended his nuclear negotiations at the end of a summit of Persian Gulf state leaders and a rocky visit to Saudi Arabia aimed at reassuring the anxious ally and seeking more support for the fight against the Islamic State. While the president acknowledged Saudi concern that the United States should not be "naďve" when dealing with Iran, he cited previous presidents' willingness to engage in talks with Russia during the height of the Cold War as models to follow. "John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan still negotiated with the Soviet Union even when the Soviet Union was...