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  • Are U.S and Iran moving towards a military conflict?

    06/24/2017 7:44:41 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 26 replies
    freerepublic | Keyvan Salami
    On June 19, Iran Launched 7 medium-range ballistic missiles targeting ISIS in Syria. The same day a US Navy Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22. On June 20, a USAF F-15E blasted Iranian Shahed-129 armed drone out of the sky. The drone was shot down as it advanced toward the coalition-backed rebel outpost of At Tanf, near the southern Syrian border. In addition, Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, in a speech, harshly attacked the US and posted hostile tweets. “That US arms a terrorist group is what causes instability. Who created #ISIS? The US!... That the US joined the anti-ISIS...
  • General calls Iran 'destabilizing' force, suggests US 'disrupt' regime by military means

    03/31/2017 1:11:07 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 29 March 2017 | Jeff Daniels
    The nation's top military official in the Middle East on Wednesday said Iran is one of the greatest threats to the U.S. today and has increased its "destabilizing role" in the region. "I believe that Iran is operating in what I call a gray zone," Commander of the U.S. Central Command, Army Gen. Joseph Votel, told the House Armed Services Committee in testimony Wednesday. "And it's an area between normal competition between states — and it's just short of open conflict." The general said Iran is exploiting this area in a variety of different ways, through things such as "lethal...
  • Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World [US DoS agrees!!]

    09/30/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/30/2014
    Iran says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the Islamic State group during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. In a reply to the Monday speech, Iran also said Netanyahu continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" Iranian negotiations with world powers over the country's nuclear program. The Israeli leader told the United Nations Iran is trying to trick the world into accepting an agreement to end sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long declared its nuclear program to be for peaceful purposes. Netanyahu said Iran is on...
  • Obama’s Nuclear Naïveté

    03/30/2014 10:09:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/28/2014 | Mona Charen
    In the Netherlands this week, President Obama confessed a fear: “I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan.” It would be reassuring to think that the president worries about this (when he’s not busy filling out his NCAA brackets), except that he is failing to do the most important thing to prevent such a catastrophe.
  • Ex-El Al expert: Iran likely involved in MH 370

    03/16/2014 3:43:42 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 135 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 16MAR2014 | Debra Kamin
    A former security chief for El Al believes that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 points directly to Iran. Isaac Yeffet, who served as head of global security for Israel’s national carrier in the 1980s and now works as an aviation security consultant in New Jersey, said investigators were correct in honing in on the two fake-passport carrying Iranian passengers on the doomed flight, and they have wasted valuable time by exploring other leads. “What happened to this aircraft, nobody knows. My guess is based upon the stolen passports, and I believe Iran was involved,” he said. “They hijacked...
  • Iranian ex-spy to Al Jazeera: Khomeini ordered downing of Pan Am flight 103

    03/11/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/11/2014 | staff
    Former Iranian intelligence officer says Tehran ordered downing of plane over Lockerbie in retaliation for US attack on Iranian airliner. Who was responsible for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland? While the Libyan government was thought to have masterminded the terrorist attack, a bombshell documentary by Al Jazeera quotes a former Iranian intelligence officer as saying that it was Iran that ordered the atrocity. The former agent, Abolghassem Mesbahi, who defected to Germany from Iran, is quoted by the Telegraph as saying that flight 103 was downed in retaliation for a US Navy strike on...
  • ‘Rushing’ to War with Iran?

    12/19/2013 5:00:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 19, 2013 | Adam Turner
    - FrontPage Magazine - - ‘Rushing’ to War with Iran?Posted By Adam Turner On December 19, 2013 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments In November, there was some talk of “a march (or rush) to war” against Iran.The Obama Administration used this line to dismiss those – including EMET – who dared to disbelieve the sincerity of negotiations regarding the Iranian regime’s program to develop nuclear weapons, and seek to expand U.S. sanctions against that nation so as to keep the pressure on them to prove their sincerity.The major problem with this charge is that Iran and the U.S. are already...
  • Why Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal Is a Good Thing

    11/26/2013 6:56:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama was never going to stop Iran from going nuclear, but his promises gave people who should have known better, including American Jewish leaders and the Prime Minister of Israel, the idea that he would stand firm. “Iran’s leaders should understand that I do not have a policy of containment; I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon,” Obama said last year. “Rest assured that the Iranian government will know our resolve and that our coordination with Israel will continue.” Instead Obama reached a secret deal to relax Iran sanctions and accept an Iranian nuclear program...
  • Graham: Nukes In Hands Of Terrorists Could Result In Bomb Coming To Charleston Harbor

    09/05/2013 7:31:46 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 71 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | 9/3/13 | GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP)
    <p>GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s convinced that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on his own people.</p> <p>Graham told reporters in Goose Creek on Tuesday that taking action against Syria in response to the situation is not a question of yes or no, but rather a question of bad or worse choices.</p>
  • The Wrong Target on WMDs

    09/04/2013 3:15:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 3, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: It has to be shattered before being ascertained. --Vladimir Nabokov After 9/11, the prevailing view was that "nothing would ever be the same." The sight of bodies plunging 100 stories from the flaming towers of the World Trade Center seared into our psyches the reality that America has cruel and wanton enemies. The USA Patriot Act, which sought to repair some of the intelligence lapses that permitted the 9/11 attacks to go undiscovered, passed the House by a vote of 357 to 66 and the Senate by 98 to...
  • No Optimism on Iran

    08/02/2013 7:14:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 2, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    In a couple of days, Iran will inaugurate a new president, Hassan Rouhani, which has caused some to speculate that the country is entering a new era. Rouhani has become a favorite "moderate" with much of the Western media, with The New York Times gushing in a recent headline: "President-Elect Stirs Optimism in Iran and West." But such optimism defies history. Rouhani is not a new figure on the Iranian scene. He has served at the highest levels of the Islamic regime for decades. For 16 years, he served as secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, the chief body...
  • Syria: America Sidelined

    06/21/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 10 replies
    NRO ^ | 6/20/2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    The war in Syria, started by locals, is now a regional conflict, the meeting ground of two warring blocs. On one side, the radical Shiite bloc led by Iran, which overflies Iraq to supply Bashar Assad and sends Hezbollah to fight for him. Behind them lies Russia, which has stationed ships offshore, provided the regime with tons of weaponry, and essentially claimed Syria as a Russian protectorate. And on the other side are the Sunni Gulf states terrified of Iranian hegemony (territorial and soon nuclear); non-Arab Turkey, now convulsed by an internal uprising; and fragile Jordan, dragged in by geography....
  • America Will Pay a Price for President Obama's Inaction in Syria

    06/10/2013 3:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | June 10, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Barack Obama's appointments of Susan Rice as national security adviser and Samantha Power as ambassador to the United Nations have naturally triggered speculation about changes in foreign policy. Rice and Power have been proponents of humanitarian military intervention, a course that Obama followed, gingerly, in Libya -- "leading from behind," as one of his aides put it. But of course that didn't work out so well. The murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi last September showed that terrorists have a free hand in Libya -- even if the president and Rice, along with Secretary of...
  • Iran support for global terror surged in 2012, administration report says

    05/30/2013 3:30:00 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    FOX News/AP ^ | May 30, 2013 | NA
    Iran last year boosted its support for global terrorism to levels not seen for two decades, the Obama administration said Thursday as it released its annual report on international trends in extremist violence. The report said the core elements of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan are headed for defeat but stressed that the network's various affiliates remain severe threats to the U.S. (...)
  • Rand Paul: Senate Is Arming Al-Qaeda and Rushing to War in Syria

    05/27/2013 5:33:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    New American ^ | Saturday, 25 May 2013 18:00 | Joe Wolverton, II,
    Rand Paul: Senate Is Arming Al-Qaeda and Rushing to War in Syria Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. “This is an important moment. You will be funding, today, the allies of al Qaeda.” That was the declaration Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.; pictured) made on May 21 during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Paul’s comments were directed at his colleagues, nearly all of whom voted to send arms to Syrian rebels. Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) co-sponsored the bill that authorizes “critical support to the Syrian opposition through provision of military assistance, training, and additional...
  • Quds Forces planned Boston bombings for 2 years

    04/22/2013 12:03:08 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 72 replies
    WND ^ | 4/22/13 | Reza Kahlili
    Source reveals research included high-value targets inside U.S. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Forces, ordered reconnaissance and intelligence gathering on various events and public gatherings in the United States years ago, culminating in the bombings at the Boston Marathon one week ago, WND has learned. According to a source within Iran’s intelligence services, the Islamic regime’s Quds Forces, a special unit of the Revolutionary Guards in charge of extraterritorial operations, have done extensive planning on gatherings, events and high-value targets in the United States for some time, but for two years focused on events such as the Boston...
  • Iran says U.S. shows "Iranophobia" over Iraq

    04/22/2008 8:37:19 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 49+ views
    Reuters ^ | 20 Apr 2008 | Edmund Blair
    TEHRAN, April 20 (Reuters) - Iran accused U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of "Iranophobia" on Sunday for trying to blame Tehran for Iraq's security problems. Rice said last week she would press Iraq's Arab neighbours at a meeting on Tuesday in Kuwait to do more to support Baghdad's government and shield it from Iran's "nefarious influences". Iran, as a neighbour of Iraq, will also attend the gathering. "Regarding Rice's statements, these statements are not something new. American officials follow the policy of Iranophobia," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters in a weekly news conference. "We see the...