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  • Obama's Message To Iran: Civilian Nukes Okay

    04/06/2012 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Daniel Tovrov
    President Barack Obama sent a verbal message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei by way of Turkey, stating for the first time that the United States would accept a civilian nuclear program in the Islamic Republic if there is a guarantee it will never be used militarily, the Washington Post reported. Obama, in a statement relayed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week, said that if Iran proved it was not building a nuclear weapon, then Washington would let Iran develop a peaceful nuclear program. "It's a strange message to send," a critical Bret Stephens, the Wall Street...
  • 'Obama signaled Khamenei that U.S. could accept civilian nuclear program in Iran'

    04/06/2012 11:16:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 4/6/12 | Barak Ravid
    U.S. President Barack Obama has recently passed a message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Washington Post reported on Friday, which signaled that the United States would agree to an Iranian civilian nuclear program if they proved they were not developing a nuclear bomb. According to David Ignatius, the Washington Post's senior columnist specializing in intelligence matters, Obama passed Khamenei the message through Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited Tehran this week.
  • Israel, Get Ready For More Obama Leaks

    04/05/2012 1:54:39 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 4, 2012 | John Bolton
    The Obama administration appears to be conducting an organized campaign of public pressure to stop Israel from attacking Iran's well-developed nuclear-weapons program. So intense is this effort, and so determined is President Obama to succeed, that administration officials are now leaking highly sensitive information about Israel's intentions and capabilities into the news media. ------ Indeed, the only conclusion to be drawn from Mr. Obama's actions and rhetoric is that he fears an Israeli military strike more than he fears Iran achieving nuclear-weapons capability.
  • Obama crowd suggests Romney is naive for not trusting Russia

    04/02/2012 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 2, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Team Obama has revealed its election campaign strategy to cover up the president's momentous whisper gaffe with the Russians last week: Attack Mitt Romney as naive and still living in an era when the Russians couldn't be trusted. According to Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, the democratic backsliding in Russia is nothing to worry about. The Russians under returning President Vladimir Putin are our friends. And Joe even revealed Sunday that if Iran closes or disrupts the Straits of Hormuz, shutting off 20% of the world's daily oil flow, Russia has agreed to consider selling Europe more of its oil....
  • With Friends Like These…

    04/01/2012 5:29:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.1.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Reports from American Intelligence are being leaked to the public to put pressure on Israel to keep them from attacking Iran. Israel and Azerbaijan have struck a 1.6 billion dollar drone and defense deal, supposedly giving Israel access to their bases if they attack Iran. This means the Israelis would not have to refuel if they do attack and that is a game changer. Last Thursday, Ambassador John Bolton, being the straight shooter he is, laid it out succinctly on Fox News. He accused this administration of leaking information deliberately to deter Israel from defending herself. He was responding to...
  • Israelis blame administration leaks for ‘diplomatic, military and even operational damage’

    04/02/2012 6:14:27 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 18 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unknown
    Israel has been alarmed by what officials determined were leaks by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of purported Israeli preparations to attack Iran. A leading U.S. analyst who returned from talks with the Israeli leadership reported that the Obama administration was accused of staging a campaign to undermine Israel. The analyst, Robert Satloff, said Washington was also blaming Israel for the rise in global crude oil prices, deemed as harming the U.S. economy.
  • Obama’s Doublespeak On Russian Missile Defense and Israel

    03/30/2012 5:21:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 29, 2012 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    President Obama’s recent open mic comments to President Medvedev of Russia are troubling, which explains why Obama and the White House have decided to make light of them. It seems that every time a microphone captures the President in unscripted remarks, he’s saying something that goes against his own public pronouncements. There was the famous incident in November, 2011, when French President Nicolas Sarkozy, not knowing his microphone was hot, expressed his contempt for Prime Minister Netanyahu, calling him a liar, with President Obama jumping in to commiserate, lamenting the fact that he has to deal with Netanyahu even more...
  • Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'liar' (Obama AGREES, Caught On Open Mic!)

    11/07/2011 10:52:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 83 replies
    YNET ^ | 11-7-11 | YNET
    The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!" The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders' microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public. The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press,...
  • Obama Bombs Wrong Target on Open Mic Night

    11/09/2011 9:19:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | John Ransom
    Well, I’ll say one thing for him: Obama certainly has been transformative when it comes putting the “personal” into personal diplomacy. According to reports coming from last week’s G20 meeting, Obama was caught by reporters on an open microphone commiserating with French president Nicholas Sarkozy over their disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Although there are differing accounts of the conversation, Reuters has reported that the translation overheard by reporters had Sarkozy calling Netanyahu a liar: "I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...
  • Obama Demands Smaller U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Praises Russia (Unilateral Disarmament alert)

    03/27/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 9 replies
    New American ^ | 3-27-12 | Alex Newman
    President Obama promised on Monday to pursue yet another controversial agreement with Russian officials to further slash both governments’ nuclear arsenals, saying the United States already controls more than enough atomic weapons. Speaking ahead of a global “security” summit in Seoul, South Korea, Obama also blasted the regimes ruling North Korea and Iran. Despite several high-profile disagreements in recent years, outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev praised the Obama administration, saying relations between the two governments had reached their “best level” in a decade. Obama, meanwhile, thanked Medvedev for his “cooperation” and said he could not have asked for a “better...
  • President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election

    03/26/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies · 6+ views
    ABC News ^ | Mar 26, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Full title: President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’ SEOUL, South Korea — At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.” The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders. The exchange: President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this,...
  • The terrible truth told by Obama's open mic slip

    03/27/2012 2:04:31 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 147 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/27/12 | Christian Whiton
    President Obama just gave the world a glimpse into his future foreign policy plans this week, should he win a second term. On tap for Obama II: more faith in our adversaries, more betrayal of our traditional allies and more unilateral indulgence in nuclear abolition fantasies. Monday, President Obama told Russian President Medvedev that “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” Medvedev responded that he would dutifully report that tidbit to Vladimir Putin back in the Kremlin. The men apparently did not realize their discussion was being caught by a live microphone. Given that the...
  • Will Voters Give Obama The Flexibility To Surrender?

    03/26/2012 6:19:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies · 66+ views
    IBD editorials ^ | March 26, 2012
    National Security: The president tells his Russian counterpart to give him space until November when, if re-elected, he'll be able to give away missile defense and the rest of the store without political consequences. It seems President Obama has a space program after all, one in which the Russians cool it on the dismantling of U.S. missile defenses until the least transparent administration in history can razzle-dazzle, smoke-and-mirror and divide-and-conquer its way into a second term. One of the subtexts of the 2012 campaign has been the fear of what a second-term Obama will do unfettered by the need to...
  • Obama's Zone Defense

    03/27/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 4 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | March 27, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    resident Obama, under mounting political pressure following disclosure of comments to Russia’s president about future flexibility in missile defense talks, told reporters on Tuesday he is not “hiding the football” regarding secret talks on the issue. The president was overheard Monday through an open microphone in Seoul having a private conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The president said Moscow should give him “space” from political pressure during the reelection campaign. In exchange, he promised more “flexibility” in addressing Moscow’s opposition to planned missile defenses in Europe, comments widely viewed as offering additional concessions on U.S. strategic defenses. Medvedev said...
  • All the Pravda

    03/27/2012 4:40:42 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, March 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a man so in love with the technology of image, the camera, the microphone and the teleprompter, the leader of the increasingly less free world has a natural tendency to put a little too much faith in it. This is the second time that an open microphone has let Obama down, the first time it recorded him stabbing an ally in the back, the second time it recorded him stabbing a few dozen more in the back. Medvedev, whose bosom buddy just managed to cling to power with a stolen election and brutal suppression of protests, surely understands how...
  • Obama makes light of, clarifies hot mic moment

    03/26/2012 11:41:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies · 341+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 26, 2012 | Kimberly Schwandt
    President Obama made light Tuesday of the hot microphone moment he had the day earlier with Russian President Medvedev, where he said that after the November election, he'd have more "flexibility" on the issue of missile defense. Just as leaders were greeting one another and about to sit down at the opening session of the Nuclear Security Summit, Obama spotted Medvedev, looks over at him, puts his hands over the microphone in front of him with a big smile, and then goes to greet the Russian president. Obama was asked about the "flexibility" statement later while making remarks to the...
  • Obama Explains His Secret Plans to Sell Out America That Were Caught on Open Mic

    03/27/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama explained his secret plans to sell out America and her allies that were caught during an open mic discussion with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Obama told Medvedev to wait until after his reelection to sell out American security. Politico reported, via Lucianne: President Barack Obama offered an extended explanation here Tuesday of the hot mic moment that caught him asking Russia’s president for some “space” and “flexibility” until after November’s election. “The only way I get this stuff done is If I’m consulting with the Pentagon, with Congress, if I’ve got bipartisan support and frankly, the current environment...
  • Obama Compounds the Problem

    03/27/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 17, 2012 | William Kristol
    President Obama's explanation today of his private request yesterday, captured on an open microphone, of Russian president Dmitry Medvedev for some "space" and "flexibility" until after November's election, simply compounds the problem. "The only way I get this stuff done is if I'm consulting with the Pentagon, with Congress, if I've got bipartisan support and frankly, the current environment is not conducive to those kinds of thoughtful consultations," Obama told reporters. And Obama insisted his comments to Medvedev were "not a matter of hiding the ball—I'm on record" about wanting to reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles. Obama is being disingenuous: His...
  • Obama on hot-mic moment: I wasn’t “hiding the ball” (on missile defense)

    03/27/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After a day of spin from the White House didn’t tamp down outrage over Barack Obama’s sotto voce conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, the President himself addressed the controversy. Earlier today, Obama insisted that nothing he told Medvedev was out of the ordinary, and that he wasn’t “hiding the ball” on missile defense: A defensive President Obama said Tuesday he wasn’t guilty of “hiding the ball” when an open microphone caught him pleading with the president of Russia to delay missile shield talks until after this year’s elections.“The only way I get this stuff done is If I’m consulting...
  • Obama’s ‘Flexibility’ on Missile Defense

    03/27/2012 12:23:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies · 147+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 27, 2012 | Rick Moran
    President Barack Obama’s open mic comments to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, asking for “space” on missile defense until after the US presidential elections in November when he believes he will have more “flexibility” to negotiate have the White House in full damage control mode. Obama’s request that the Russians hang tight until after the election is not in itself all that surprising. This is an election year and something as vital to US security as missile defense should not be negotiated in a partisan atmosphere. But the key word in the president’s comments is “flexibility.” And the key question is:...
  • Obama and Medvedev exchange caught on open microphone - VIDEO (Obama pleeds for mor time)

    03/26/2012 5:06:54 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 35 replies · 22+ views
    An open microphone captured US President Barack Obama assuring Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have "more flexibility" to deal with missile defense after this year's US presidential election.
  • Obama’s Russian Comments ‘Destructive of American Interests,’ Gingrich Says

    03/26/2012 6:59:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies · 45+ views
    ABC ^ | 3-26-12 | Goldman
    Newt Gingrich, the first candidate to campaign in Delaware, came here Monday night pushing his $2.50-per-gallon-of-gas energy plan and jabbing President Obama about comments caught on an open microphone with outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Gingrich said that Obama’s suggestion that he would have more flexibility to negotiate on nuclear arms after winning the 2012 election, was “destructive of American interests.” “This is a president who is amazingly destructive of American interests, something by the way of which we were reminded of today, when he didn’t know there was an open microphone,” he said to meeting of local Republican groups....
  • US eyes missile-defense shields for Asia, Middle East

    03/26/2012 9:22:08 PM PDT · by U-238 · 15 replies · 57+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/25/2012 | Jerusalem Post/Reuters
    The United States is seeking to build regional shields against ballistic missiles in both Asia and the Middle East akin to an emerging bulwark in Europe, a senior Pentagon official disclosed Monday. The effort may complicate US ties with Russia and China, both of which fear such defenses could harm their security even though the United States says they are designed only to protect against states like Iran and North Korea. The US push for new regional bulwarks includes two sets of trilateral dialogues - one with Japan and Australia and the other with Japan and South Korea, said Madelyn...