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  • Kerry, Power Join Muslim Boycott of Netanyahu's UN Speech [semi-satire]

    10/03/2015 9:08:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power joined representatives of Muslim nations who walked out on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech. In his speech Netanyahu chastised the UN for its continued silence in the face of Iran's repeated threat to wipe Israel off the map. The Secretary characterized his actions as "simple common sense once you look at the numbers. Israel itself has about six million Jews. Worldwide there are maybe another six million. On the other hand, there are over a billion Muslims. Siding with the larger contingent is both...
  • Kerry Tells Colbert: 'Memories of Vietnam Made Me Seek Iran Deal' – Video

    10/02/2015 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 02, 2015
    Kerry Tells Colbert: 'Memories of Vietnam Made Me Seek Iran Deal' – Video Speaking to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, the US secretary of state says his time served in Vietnam helped motivate him to seek a deal with Iran over their nuclear program. ‘[Vietnam] was a war in which too many of my friends died, under circumstances that might have been averted had different choices been made by people in positions of responsibility,’ Kerry said
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Iran’s terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • HHS Boosting Nation’s Stockpile of Burn Treatments in Case of Nuclear Attack (but Iran deal?!)

    10/01/2015 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 1, 2015 | 6:49 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “The detonation of an improvised nuclear device would produce intense heat, resulting in many patients with severe burns,” says a September 30 news release from the Department of Health and Human Services. The announcement says HHS has contracted for the development of “four novel products to treat severe thermal burns.” The products will boost the number of treatment options in case of disaster, and they’ll also be used in “routine” burn care situations. The four treatments—one commercially available right now and three in development—“will be added to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) or managed by vendors to help protect people...
  • Russian strikes again expose US disarray

    09/30/2015 9:21:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | September 30th, 2015 | By Dave Clark
    ew York (AFP) - Russia's dramatic entry Wednesday into the Syrian war put the United States on the back foot once again and left Washington struggling to regain the military and diplomatic initiative. As US Secretary of State John Kerry was in New York trying to coordinate with his Kremlin opposite number Sergei Lavrov, a Russian officer contacted the US embassy in Baghdad. His message was simple: Russian jets are about to launch air strikes in Syria, please stay out of their way. Kerry quickly protested to Lavrov that this was not in the spirit of Moscow's promise to agree...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks

    01/23/2012 6:42:19 PM PST · by oldernittany · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    Kiriakou, 47, was a source for stories by The New York Times and other news organizations in 2008 and 2009 about some of the agency’s most sensitive operations after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ......... that the information Kiriakou supplied to journalists ... enabling defense attorneys there to obtain photographs of CIA operatives suspected of being involved in harsh interrogations. Some of the pictures were subsequently discovered in the cells of high-value detainees.
  • (LIVE thread) - Sec. Kerry & Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

    09/30/2015 2:30:14 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 96 replies
    US Dept of State ^ | September 30 | Me
    Any minute, Sec of State John Kerry & Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will have a joint appearance.
  • Kerry rebuffs Russian demand, says US airstrikes in Syria ‘will continue’

    09/30/2015 12:04:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 9/30/15 | Jennifer Griffin/Lucas Tomlinson/ap
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday rebuffed Russia's demand that U.S. warplanes leave Syrian airspace to make way for their own airstrikes, saying coalition forces are not going anywhere. "These strikes will continue," Kerry said. Kerry spoke at a United Nations Security Council meeting chaired by his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, with whom he reportedly spoke before the meeting. The meeting followed a dramatic escalation in the Syrian conflict, as Russia began bombarding opposition targets inside the country. Speaking in New York, Kerry said he was prepared to welcome Russia's actions if they are directed only at the Islamic...
  • Kerry, Hillary, Kennedys Offer Sanctuary to ‘Refugees’ — In Your Town, Not Theirs

    09/29/2015 7:30:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/28/15 | Howie Carr
    Kerry’s second wife’s first husband’s trust fund owns mansions in Nantucket, Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Fox Chapel PA and Ketchum (not Ketchup) ID. Together, they are assessed for at least $35 million, and are empty most of the year – perfect locations in which to settle the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, to quote the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. Yet Secretary Kerry refuses to roll out the welcome mat. In fact, Kerry has never been particularly charitable even to his fellow citizens, even before his second marriage, when he was sometimes reduced to sleeping on his ex-brother-in-law’s couch....
  • How about Nantucket? Plenty of prime real estate for huddled Syrian masses

    09/27/2015 3:27:03 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 32 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 27, 2015 | Howie Carr
    So, Mr. Secretary Kerry, how many Syrian refugees can I put you down for? In case you missed it, earlier this week, Liveshot journeyed to Germany, which is near France. There he proclaimed that “we” must 
admit even more “refugees” — increasing the U.S.’ annual Welcome
ISIS! Program from 70,000 
currently, to 85,000 next year, to 100,000 in 2017. What could possibly go wrong? If history is any guide, approximately 91 percent of this latest huddled refuse of your teeming shores will go onto welfare the 
moment they set foot here in the 
Great Satan. That’s the good news. The...
  • Report: Kerry Blocked Netanyahu-Abbas Meeting

    09/26/2015 11:24:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 9/26/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has blocked a meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, senior Palestinian and Israeli officials say. During a meeting with four retired Israeli ambassadors in Paris last Monday, Haaretz reported, Abbas said that despite his willingness to meet with Netanyahu, "a third party who is not Israeli" had recently prevented the meeting. Netanyahu has reportedly been sending Abbas messages for weeks about reviving the long-stalled peace process amid escalating Arab violence and Abbas' threat to suspend key clauses of the Oslo Accords during his visit to the United...
  • Kerry sees opportunity to work with (terrorist nation) Iran on Syria

    09/26/2015 6:13:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/26/15 | Meghashyam Mali
    Secretary of State John Kerry said he sees a "major opportunity" to bring Iran into efforts to end the Syrian civil war as he met his Iranian counterpart ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. "I view this week as a major opportunity for any number of countries to play an important role in trying to resolve some of the very difficult issues of the Middle East," Kerry told reporters alongside Iranian Minister Javad Zarif. "We need to achieve peace and a way forward in Syria, in Yemen, in the region itself. And I think there are...
  • John Kerry: Russia's actions in Syria 'could provoke a further escalation of the conflict'

    09/23/2015 4:33:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday Russia's military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could raise the risk of confrontation with coalition forces fighting Islamic State there. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, Kerry said he had told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the United States was worried by Moscow's military backing for Assad in Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year. "These actions could provoke a further escalation of the conflict and lead to the loss of more innocent lives, increasing the flow of refugees and risking a confrontation with the anti-ISIS (Islamic...
  • Iran deal open for debate? Tehran presses new ayatollah demand

    09/23/2015 10:59:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Judson Berger
    The Iranian government is pressing the U.S. and others to give even more ground to Tehran in the already-sealed nuclear agreement, posing a new headache as the Obama administration and others try to implement the deal. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei earlier this month demanded that sanctions be lifted entirely, not just suspended. A top Khamenei adviser reiterated that demand over the weekend -- ahead of potential informal talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Secretary of State John Kerry plans meet in the coming days in New York with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. According...
  • US Admin Claims ‘No Self Inspections,’ But Iran Alone Chooses Samples to Inspect

    09/22/2015 8:51:31 AM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 6 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The bologna surrounding the Nuclear Iran Deal was sliced even more thinly on Monday, Sept. 21. Remember the alarms raised when a version of one of the confidential secret side deals obtained and reported on by the Associated Press revealed that Iran would be permitted to inspect its own Parchin military site? At least some of Iran’s nuclear weapons activity is suspected to have taken place at Parchin. On Monday, most of the headlines about the Parchin inspections revealed that what had been suspected was, in fact, the case. Tehran said that Iranians “independently collected samples” at Parchin with no...
  • John Kerry: U.S. Will Accept 100,000 Refugees in 2017

    09/22/2015 7:19:44 AM PDT · by lbryce · 54 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | Morgan Chalifant
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will increase the number of refugees it accepts annually from around the world to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017. “This step is in keeping with America’s best tradition as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope,” Kerry said following a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier about the Syrian refugee crisis, the Associated Press reported. The number would mark a more than 40 percent increase in accepted refugees over two years. Currently, the U.S. caps the number of refugees at 70,000. Earlier this...
  • Kerry: US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017

    09/21/2015 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The U.S. will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, and that total would rise to 100,000 in 2017, Kerry said at news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier after they discussed the mass migration of Syrians fleeing their civil war. Many, though not all, of the additional refugees would be Syrian, American officials have said. Others would come from strife-torn areas of Africa. The White House had previously announced it intended to take in 10,000 additional Syrian refugees over the next year.
  • Kerry: US to Increase Refugee Influx to 100,000 in 2017 (Eh, where is out Congress on this?)

    09/20/2015 11:30:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    newsmax ^ | 9/20/15 | g richter
    The Obama administration will increase the number of refugees allowed into the United States annually to 100,000 in 2017, The New York Times reports. The current limit is 70,000, and that would go up to 85,000 in fiscal 2016, then to 100,000 annually in 2017, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday during meetings in Berlin. Kerry also said he would be looking into ways to expand the number beyond 100,000 in later years while still maintaining the background check process. This step is in keeping with America’s best tradition as a land of second chances and a beacon...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea renews its vow to launch satellite(Kerry threatens "severe consequences")

    09/19/2015 1:19:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/09/18
    (LEAD) N. Korea renews its vow to launch satellite 2015/09/18 20:53 (ATTN: UPDATES with more comments in paras 4-6, 9-11) SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Yonhap) -- North Korea reiterated its resolve Friday to launch a satellite, calling it a sovereign right, in its latest show of defiance against growing international calls against the provocation. "The more enemy forces will hamper our plan for space development, the more severe our counteraction will be," the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a dispatch. North Korea said it is determined to exercise its right to launch a satellite into orbit, no...
  • Syria crisis: US and Russian defence chiefs discuss conflict

    09/18/2015 11:07:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-18-2015 | BBC
    Top US and Russian defence officials have held their first talks in more than a year to discuss the Syrian war, the Pentagon says. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter discussed with Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu how their two sides can avoid accidentally clashing on the ground, a statement said. Russia said the talks proved the sides had common ground, state media said. The US and Russia have disagreed sharply on Syria's bloody civil war. While Moscow has backed the Syrian government, the US sees the removal of President Bashar al-Assad as essential to resolving the conflict. The US has...
  • Obama's ISIS Advisers -->A Thief, A Qatari, And The Man Who Created Islamist Iran & The Taliban

    09/09/2014 10:56:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 9 replies
    The LID ^ | September 9, 2014
    Last night President Obama hosted a dinner of "foreign policy experts" to get advice about his ISIS plans. Among the guests were Sandy Berger, a man who got caught stealing federal documents; Strobe Talbott a man whose employer receives major funding from the terrorist-funding government of Qatar, and Zbigniew Brzezinski a man who was involved in creating both the Islamist state of Iran and the Taliban....Samuel R. Berger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, advised Democratic presidents during foreign crises: Mr. Berger, while Bill Clinton was weighing airstrikes in Bosnia and Kosovo; Mr. Brzezinski, while Jimmy Carter was dealing with the Iran hostage...
  • Iran Says Finds Unexpectedly High Uranium Reserve

    09/12/2015 5:02:20 AM PDT · by edpc · 60 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 12 Sept 2015 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has discovered an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Saturday.
  • The US Senate Delivers Nuclear Weapons to the Terrorist State of Iran on the Anniversary of 9/11

    09/12/2015 5:00:26 AM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | September 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Despite the best efforts of who knows how many people, the inexplicable has happened. On the day before the 14th anniversary of 9/11, the United States Senate sustained the Iranian Nuclear Deal, freeing Barack Hussein Obama to lift sanctions on the Iranian regime, which will for the most part immediately provide them with between $100 billion and $150 billion. It can now be said that the United States Senate -- and we would not be inaccurate to emphasize Senate Democrats, although the Republicans are as complicit.... It doesn't make any kind of common sense whatsoever if you come from...
  • Amb. Shapiro: Iran Deal Shows US Learned Lessons of 9/11

    09/11/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 9/11/2015, 2:52 PM | Eliran Aharon
    The US marks 14 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks on Friday, in which Al Qaeda terrorists coordinated four separate attacks on US citizens and landmarks. 2,996 people were killed when two passenger planes crashed into the New York World Trade Center towers, one crashed into the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA after passengers heroically battled the hijackers. To gain perspective on the attacks, Arutz Sheva spoke with US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro at a special memorial ceremony in Beit Zayit (outside of Jerusalem) on Thursday. “I think the agreement with Iran will...
  • Intelligence chief: Iraq and Syria may not survive as states

    09/10/2015 9:28:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 10, 2015 | Ken Dilanian
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq and Syria may have been permanently torn asunder by war and sectarian tensions, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Thursday in a frank assessment that is at odds with Obama administration policy. "I'm having a tough time seeing it come back together," Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart told an industry conference, speaking of Iraq and Syria, both of which have seen large chunks territory seized by the Islamic State. On Iraq, Stewart said he is "wrestling with the idea that the Kurds will come back to a central government of Iraq," suggesting he believed it...
  • Democrats Filibuster Iran Deal Vote in Senate; Obama Calls it ‘a Victory for Diplomacy’

    09/10/2015 8:20:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 10, 2015 | 9:52 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Senate Democrats on Thursday used a procedural device to block a vote on a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear agreement, saving President Obama the discomfiture of having to veto a measure of opposition to a signature foreign policy initiative. “Yes!,” came an exclamation as the number of votes to prevent the disapproval motion from moving forward reached the target of 41 required by Iran deal supporters. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) punched the air with both fists in evident delight at the outcome. The final vote was 58-42, with Republicans—joined by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Robert Menendez of...
  • Pelosi Celebrates Iran Nuke Deal: ‘This Is Historic. This Is Grand.’

    09/10/2015 3:24:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 10, 2015 | 11:14 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) expressed tremendous enthusiasm and optimism at her press briefing today about the nuclear deal that the Obama administration and five other governments has negotiated with the Iranian regime of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei. […] “This is historic. This is grand. This is visionary. This is about peace,” Pelosi said at her briefing. “Some of our members are saying this is the first time since I have been here that I have been able to vote for peace rather than just against war. So, I have confidence in it. The president has authority to do...
  • No American Has Seen the Entirety of the Side Deals and Not One Note Exists in US

    09/09/2015 5:11:07 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 22 replies
    The Jewish Press Online ^ | September 9, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The administration couldn't give Congress documentation of the Nuclear Iran secret side deals - it doesn't have them and never did. In an exclusive interview with the, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) disclosed that not only has every member of Congress who voted for the Nuclear Iran Deal never seen any of the documents containing key elements of the deal, but also that not a single document from or about those side deals is anywhere in the possession of any Americans. This means that neither the President of the United States, nor the Secretary of State, nor any member of...
  • Kerry: U.S. 'committed' to taking more Syrian refugees

    09/09/2015 4:22:01 PM PDT · by mojito · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/9/2015 | Burgess Everett and Nahal Toosi
    The Obama administration wants to increase the number of refugees it resettles in the United States above its current ceiling of 70,000, and it is committed to taking in more Syrians in particular, officials said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry met with the senators from the Judiciary subcommittee on immigration and No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois on Wednesday morning regarding the millions of displaced Syrians and told reporters that President Barack Obama and his team are studying options. A senior State Department official confirmed afterward that the secretary had proposed increasing the overall number of refugees...
  • Spitting on the Constitution to pass the Iran deal

    09/09/2015 6:53:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 8, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    It’s rare for people to celebrate getting 41 percent of anything. If you score 41 percent on a test, you get an F. If you win 41 percent of the vote in a two-person race, you lose. If your tax rate is 41 percent, you’re likely to feel ripped off. In the matter of his Iran deal, resident Obama and his team have spent two months working relentlessly to secure 41 percent — and now they’re claiming an enormous victory even though by any other standards what they’ve achieved is nothing but a feat of unconstitutional trickery. ... Under the...
  • Obama and Kerry Must Stop Playing Games Affecting Israel’s Future

    09/09/2015 6:43:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/15 | David Singer
    John Kerry pledging Obama's "rock solid" diplomatic support and increased military assistance for Israel Attempting to secure the Congressional vote required to confirm President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran has necessitated Secretary for State John Kerry pledging Obama’s “rock solid” diplomatic support and increased military assistance for Israel—the bitterest opponent of Obama’s Iranian proposal. Speaking at the National Constitution Center on 2 September—Kerry said: And diplomatically, our support for Israel also remains rock solid as we continue to oppose every effort to delegitimize the Jewish state, or to pass biased resolutions against it in international bodies. Kerry continued:
  • The Incredibly Shrinking War on Terror

    08/23/2009 11:57:29 PM PDT · by · 4 replies · 499+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | FrontPage Magazine
    It is fitting that any president, especially the first (real) black president, celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as the Obama Justice Department did last month. The selection of an Arab as a prime speaker seems curious for many reasons, not least because Arabs are classified as “white.”  Eric Holder’s choice of James Zogby, a longtime apologist for Palestinian terrorism and dedicated foe of effective homeland security measures, to address the gathering seems to signal a deeper reality at the core of the Obama administration: its ever-shrinking conception of the War on Terror.Jim Zogby, the...
  • Russia undeterred after Kerry phone call, continues flights to Syria(He found A WEENIE)

    09/08/2015 3:59:58 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/8/15 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Moscow is continuing to send military cargo flights to Syria despite Secretary of State John Kerry calling his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov over the weekend to voice "concerns" about the "imminent" buildup of Russian military forces there. Multiple U.S. officials who have reviewed the latest intelligence in Syria told Fox News that the U.S. military is tracking multiple flights of Russia's largest military cargo plane, the Antonov An-124 Ruslan -- better known by its NATO codename, "Condor." This includes one flight Tuesday morning into Latakia, a Syrian port city along the Mediterranean Sea controlled by the Assad regime and home...
  • ‘US Public Agrees with Israel’s Opposition to Iran Deal’

    09/08/2015 3:01:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 9/8/2015, 9:58 PM | Hezki Ezra
    Senior diplomatic officials in Jerusalem rushed on Thursday night to respond to the news that US President Barack Obama had secured the necessary congressional support to overcome opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. “There is an overwhelming majority of the American public and members of Congress who are opposed to the agreement with Iran,” one official in Jerusalem argued. “Even supporters of the agreement say the United States should further strengthen its relationship and alliance with Israel.” …
  • Kerry Sees Lessons from WWII for Fight against Global Warming [semi-satire]

    09/08/2015 8:20:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry told attendees at the Global Leadership in the Arctic conference in Alaska that global warming presents a threat every bit as severe as World War II did 75 years ago. “World War II was the most disastrous event of the twentieth century,” Kerry said. “Over 50 million people died as a result. Global warming could easily top that toll. That is why it is imperative that the leaders of the world steel themselves for the hard choices they will have to make to combat this threat.” An example of the kind of hard choice...
  • A side agreement could void the Iran deal

    09/06/2015 6:02:26 PM PDT · by rumrunner · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/06/2015 | Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Jr
    Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Washington Post ..... "But the president has not given Congress a key side agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This document describes how key questions about the past military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program will be resolved, as well as the precise operational parameters of the verification regime to which Tehran will be subject."
  • It’s not too late for the Senate to stop the President’s dangerous Iran deal from becoming...

    09/07/2015 7:38:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    Joel C Rosenberg blog ^ | 9/06/15 | Joel C Rosenberg
    "It’s not too late for the Senate to stop the President’s dangerous Iran deal from becoming U.S. law. Here’s how to follow the Constitution." ConstitutionUPDATED: It’s late, but not too late, for the Senate to stop President Obama’s dangerous Iran deal from becoming U.S. law and putting the American people and our Arab and Israeli allies in grave danger jeopardy from an Iranian nuclear weapons program. We need to urge the Senate leadership immediately to: Declare that the President has not fulfilled the terms of Corker-Cardin. Declare the President’s Iran deal a foreign treaty, as per the Constitution. Hold a...
  • Iran Gloats over World Powers’ ‘Surrender’ on Nuclear Deal

    09/06/2015 6:43:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 9/5/2015, 9:15 PM | Ari Soffer
    Iranian leaders view the nuclear deal signed by western powers as a “surrender” to Iran, and as cementing the Islamic Republic’s status as a “superpower.” An analysis by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has shed light on the sense of victory held by Iran’s most senior leadership, as neighboring countries prepare for a surge in terrorism sponsored by an emboldened Tehran. Among the comments translated by MEMRI was a statement made by Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan at an armed forces general command ceremony on August 30, in which he boasted that Iran had forced the “surrender” of...
  • Colin Powell Backs Iran Deal as ‘Israel Lobby’ Crumbles

    09/06/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of State and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell backed the Iran deal on Sunday. The retired statesman, who played a key role in the push for war in Iraq, later supported Barack Obama for president. Powell made his announcements on NBC News’ Meet the Press on Sunday. “My judgment…is that it’s a pretty good deal.” Powell said that while Iran could continue working toward a nuclear weapon when the deal expires, the agreement would at least slow that down. “We have stopped this highway race that they were going down.” Powell added that “they get nothing”...
  • Ted Cruz does a 'Scarface' impression over the Iran nuclear deal

    09/05/2015 1:15:21 PM PDT · by Isara · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed September 2, 2015 | David Siegel
    Washington (CNN) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried out his best Tony Montana impersonation this week in an effort to illustrate his staunch rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. Speaking to a full room in Houston, Cruz spent much of Tuesday afternoon berating the deal; comparing its element of Iranian inspection to a self-inspecting, fictional, drug kingpin. "Have any of y'all seen the movie 'Scarface?'" Cruz asked. "This is the equivalent of law enforcement picking up the phone and calling Tony Montana and saying, 'Hey Tony, you got any drugs?' 'I don't got no drugs.' 'Thank you, Tony.' That is...
  • Obama’s Iran Deal Is Still Far from Settled

    09/05/2015 7:55:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies ^ | 9/05/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The review process under the Corker law never began — by the law’s own terms. To undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal despite the Republican-controlled Congress’s irresponsible Corker legislation, it will be necessary to follow, of all things, the Corker legislation. On Wednesday, Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senate Democrat to announce support for the deal, which lends aid and comfort to a regime that continues to call for “Death to America.” Under the Corker Roadmap to Catastrophe, Mikulski’s assent ostensibly puts President Obama over the top. After all, the legislation sponsored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker...
  • Kerry predicts '90 percent' will support Iran deal (Lurch is delusional)

    09/04/2015 9:17:27 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Secretary of State John Kerry predicted on Thursday that nine in 10 Americans would back President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran once it has been in place for a year or more. “The fact is, a lot of polls show that the country actually supports it, and that’s a fairly even divide,” Kerry said of enthusiasm for the agreement now, according to The Huffington Post. “I think that’s pretty good, considering the amount of money that’s spent with myths being promulgated.” “If Iran destroys its Arak plutonium reactor core, filing it with cement, and it exists no longer, and Arak...
  • Kerry Promises Israel, Saudis Money In Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal

    09/02/2015 1:12:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 9/2/15 | Adam Kredo
    Kerry admits that, despite the deal, Iran will continue to back terrorist groups across the globe and promises to boost military support and funding to Israel and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The letter comes in response to concerns among lawmakers, Israel, and other Gulf region allies that the nuclear accord will boost the Islamic Republic’s support for terrorism, while leaving traditional U.S. allies on the defense. “Important questions have been raised concerning the need to increase security assistance to our allies and partners in the...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Dem. Barbara Mikulski becomes 34th vote for Iran nuke ‘deal’ - protecting it in Congress

    09/02/2015 11:31:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/15 | Robert Laurie
    Brace yourself for a nuclear Iran. It’s a big day for the alliance between Democrats and the world’s number one terrorist state. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) has just announced that she will support President Obama’s “deal” with Iran, guaranteeing that the plan will be safe from any GOP attempt to derail it. From Reuters: BREAKING: Democratic Senator Mikulski says will support Iran nuclear agreement, giving Obama votes needed to protect deal in Congress.
  • Obama picks up more support for Iran deal, needs one more senator to prevail

    09/02/2015 12:27:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-2-15 | Stephen Dinan
    Two more Democrats announced support Tuesday for President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, putting the White House a single senator away from assuring it can prevent Congress from scuttling the agreement and leaving GOP leaders hoping to avoid an even bigger embarrassment of losing to a filibuster. With about 10 Democrats still to decide, it’s a lock that at least one of them will back Mr. Obama, giving him the 34 votes needed to uphold his expected veto of a bill to halt the deal.
  • Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels

    11/28/2010 2:54:52 PM PST · by FTJM · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/28/10 | SCOTT SHANE and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at backroom bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats. ome of the cables, made available to The New York Times and several other news organizations, were written as recently as late February, revealing the Obama administration’s exchanges over crises and conflicts. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents. WikiLeaks intends to make the archive public on its Web site...
  • Democrat Rep.: Obama ‘Didn’t Deserve’ Nobel in ’09, But ‘Deserves’ It Now for Iran Deal (Lowenthal)

    09/01/2015 12:48:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 31, 2015 | 11:52 AM EDT | Craig Millward
    Speaking to fellow supporters of the Iran nuclear deal outside his Long Beach, Calif. office last week, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) said President Obama “didn’t deserve” the Nobel Peace Prize when he was first elected, but he “deserves it” now for the Iran nuclear deal. “This is a very complex world we live in. I’m just so grateful that we’re moving towards diplomacy and peaceful resolution of conflict, and the ability to have the most effective non-proliferation nuclear treaty with inspections,” Lowenthal told 200 activists on what they billed as a “No War With Iran Day of Action.” …
  • Former VP Cheney Likens Iran Deal to Munich Pact

    08/30/2015 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    inn ^ | 8/30/15 | Elad Benari
    Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz are blasting the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, likening it to the Munich agreement signed in and which paved the way to World War II. The harsh criticism of the deal came in a joint op-ed the two wrote for The Wall Street Journal on Friday. The two write that “despite the explosive spread of terrorist ideology and organizations, the establishment of an Islamic State caliphate in the heart of the Middle East, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and increasing threats from Iran, China, North Korea...
  • Half of American Jews Support the Iran Deal. Why?

    08/25/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The more one knows about the Iran Deal, the more obvious it becomes that it is not a deal so much as it is a fraud. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a fraud is “something that is meant to look like the real thing in order to trick people.” That precisely describes the Iran Deal. Virtually every claim made for it is either not true or insignificant. There are no “anytime, anywhere” inspections, as Americans were promised during the negotiations.No American or Canadian inspectors will be allowed into Iran.The agreement obligates all the parties, including the...