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  • Reject the Premise That Bush Lied About Iraq.

    05/18/2015 5:40:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's Josh in Williamsburg, Virginia. Great to have you, sir. Hello. Appreciate your patience. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. So I want to do two things. The first is to say that Jeb Bush's answer to Megyn Kelly's initial question was not necessarily wrong. He could validly have that answer to her question. The second is to -- RUSH: Wait a minute, Josh. What -- CALLER: Yeah. RUSH: Just refresh people's -- what did he say? What was his answer to that first question? He would do it all over again, right? CALLER: Yeah. So the...
  • Whose War? (Israel’s “amen corner” has plans for America to fight many wars in the Middle East.)

    03/11/2003 1:14:12 PM PST · by quidnunc · 138 replies · 1,403+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | March 24, 2003 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    A neoconservative clique seeks to ensnare our country in a series of wars that are not in America’s interest. The War Party may have gotten its war. But it has also gotten something it did not bargain for. Its membership lists and associations have been exposed and its motives challenged. In a rare moment in U.S. journalism, Tim Russert put this question directly to Richard Perle: “Can you assure American viewers … that we’re in this situation against Saddam Hussein and his removal for American security interests? And what would be the link in terms of Israel?” Suddenly, the Israeli...
  • On the Escalator to War With Iran [Pat Buchanan]

    06/19/2007 10:39:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,126+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 15, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    These are the "birth pangs" of a "new Middle East," said Condi Rice last summer, as Israel pounded Lebanon. Unfortunately, the new Middle East may make us all pray for the return of the old. Hamas is today engaged in savage street-fighting with Fatah for control of Gaza. If Hamas prevails, it could convert this Palestinian enclave into a terrorist base camp between Israel and Egypt. In northern Lebanon, Islamic jihadists are battling the army for control of a Palestinian refugee camp. Scores are dead. On Wednesday, a seventh parliamentarian was assassinated with his son in a Beirut car bomb...
  • Israel and Russia are getting along. Have the neocons noticed?

    04/16/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/16/2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Russia and Israel seem to have a growing affinity for each other. A few weeks ago, Israel abstained from a vote in the UN censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported [link at URL] that this is a sore spot for the White House and a diplomatic novum on the world scene. A senior Israeli official said that Israel's absence from the United Nations vote was viewed around the world as an extremely irregular measure, a departure from a long-standing Israeli policy of voting with the United States in the UN. While the Americans viewed...
  • 3 Impolite Facts About Ron Paul I Hope Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter Mention Next Time

    12/16/2011 10:18:39 AM PST · by mnehring · 46 replies · 1+ views
    1. Paul’s intellectual mentor Murray Rothbard was the founder of anarcho-capitalism and opposed the legitimacy of all nation-states, including ours. 2. Paul openly proclaims himself a revival of the Old Right, the movement which opposed our entry in World War II. He and his followers proudly reject the New Right tradition established by William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan, and Barry Goldwater.  “When I was deciding whether or not to run for President as a Republican, I re-read Justin Raimondo’s Reclaiming the American Right and it gave me hope—that the anti-interventionist, pro-liberty Old Right, which had once dominated the party, could and...
  • A Nightmare Presidency

    04/09/2014 2:26:35 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 62 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/9/2014 | Ben Stein
    This is a bad morning. I was greeted by a headline in the New York Times that said Defense Secretary “Chuck Mullet” Hagel was planning to submit a budget to Congress to cut the size of the military to a level not seen since 1940, before the U.S. entered World War II. The article went on to say that the Pentagon realized that this would be an inadequate force for even very small wars and certainly would not allow the U.S. to police the world and keep control of contingencies like a North Korean attack on the South or a...
  • ARMY CUTS WILL TAKE IT BACK TO PRE-WORLD WAR II LEVELS

    02/25/2014 3:26:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2014 | John Hayward
    As Luke Skywalker said when he got his first look at the Death Star, “I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.” AFP reports on plans to take the U.S. Army back to pre-World War II levels – which, as you may recall, turned out to be a problem when World War II rolled around. The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before World War II, signaling a shift after more than a decade of ground wars. Saying it was time to “reset” for a new era, Defense...
  • Treatment or Jail: Patrick Kennedy Wages Fierce Anti-Pot Crusade

    02/17/2014 11:15:17 AM PST · by gooblah · 41 replies
    As a hard-partying teenager, Patrick Kennedy met President Reagan at a fundraiser for the JFK Library, a meeting captured in a photograph that the former Rhode Island congressman now hangs in his home office. He used to think of it as a funny episode, a collision of Camelot’s cocaine kid and America’s foremost opponent of illegal drug use. But Kennedy took his last hit of anything in 2009, and he’s since honed an anti-drug message that sounds a bit like Reagan with a Boston brogue. Kennedy believes there is "an epidemic in this country of epic dimensions when it comes...
  • Kerry Misleads on Muslim States’ Readiness to Normalize Ties With Israel

    02/10/2014 2:43:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 10, 2014 - 4:14 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry continues to assert, misleadingly, that the signing of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement will immediately usher in peaceful relations between the Jewish state and the world’s Islamic nations. He has made the statement several times in public since launching the drive last July for a “final status” Israeli-Palestinian agreement. Citing the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative (API), he says, if Israelis and Palestinians agree to a negotiated settlement then all 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will normalize ties with Israel. He has said moreover that this would happen “instantaneously”—“the minute” that an Israeli-Palestinian...
  • Staying Out of Other People's Wars

    02/08/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | February 8, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both." Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes. North Korea is warning that should the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises go forward in March, it could mean war, possibly nuclear war. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III this week compared his country's situation to Czechoslovakia in 1938, and the disputed islets off his...
  • Taliban and Government Imperil Gains for Afghan Women, Advocates Say

    02/08/2014 12:42:45 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | By ROD NORDLAND
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Advocates say that women’s rights and security in Afghanistan are under mounting assault from all sides — the Taliban insurgency and the government alike — putting at risk 12 years of hard-won gains for women here. The country’s Parliament is about to approve legislation that would strip away crucial legal protections. The insurgents have mounted a string of violent attacks on female officials. And advocates for women are deeply worried by the news that President Hamid Karzai has been negotiating secretly with the Taliban, who enforced hard-line, fundamentalist restrictions on women during their years in power. And...
  • Ted Cruz Says Obama Should Threaten Iran

    02/07/2014 5:32:24 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    HispanicBusiness.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Expanding his attack on the administration's nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz Thursday said that President Obama should end talks, demand Tehran give up its nuclear program immediately and use military force if the terrorist nation doesn't give in. A "responsible president," the Texas Republican told a conference on Iran's grab for a nuclear weapon, "would stand up and say unequivocally, in terms that allow no confusion, 'Under no circumstances will the nation of Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapon capability, and they will either halt now or we will use every step necessary including direct military force...
  • Remember the 1970s, When Congress Actually Stood Up to the Intelligence Community?

    01/29/2014 8:24:35 AM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    History News Network ^ | January 29, 2014 | John Prados
    It was sad last week to wake up to news of the passing of former New York Democratic congressman Otis G. Pike. During the fierce debates of 1975, known as the “Year of Intelligence” (because the controversies of the day led to the first significant investigations of the actions of U.S. intelligence agencies) Representative Pike held to a steady course in the face of a concerted effort by the Ford administration -- and the CIA, NSA, and FBI of the day -- to head off any public inquiry. Sound familiar? Like the current controversy, ignited by leaks from NSA contract...
  • The Persian Triangle

    01/17/2014 1:12:39 PM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | 01.01.14 - 12:00 AM | Clifford D. May | Clifford D. May
    The Persian Triangle Clifford D. May On November 24, 2013, a “Joint Plan of Action” was concluded in Geneva by Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council—the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China—as well as Germany. “We have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program,” President Obama exulted. This agreement, added Secretary of State John Kerry, will ensure that Iran “cannot build a nuclear weapon.” Their confidence was not universally shared. “This deal appears to provide the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism with billions of dollars in exchange for cosmetic concessions that...
  • The Republican Party’s uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016

    01/19/2014 9:22:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-18-14 | Dan Balz
    A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few. That reality highlights one problem Republicans face as they seek to regain the White House after six years under President Obama. Lots of factors affect elections: the quality of the candidates, the state of the economy, the effectiveness of the campaigns. But in a country whose demographics continue to change, Republicans will begin this campaign with one significant disadvantage. Over the past three decades, the political leanings...
  • Sundance: Prop 8 lawyer wants gay marriage 'in all 50 states in five years'

    01/19/2014 1:37:48 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/18/2014 | Tatiana Siegel
    PARK CITY -- The Sundance premiere for Ryan White and Ben Cotner's Proposition 8 documentary The Case Against 8 at Temple Theatre on Saturday afternoon drew one of the most enthusiastic audience responses of the festival to date. OUR EDITOR RECOMMENDS Sundance: Zach Braff Was Warned 'People Will Go Apes--t' Over Kickstarter Campaign Sundance: Kristen Stewart on 'Camp X-Ray's' Haunted Set, Meeting Robert Redford (Video) Daily Warm Up: Aaron Paul Talks Sundance Drama 'Hellion,' 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Sundance at 30: Vintage Photos of Park City's Biggest Stars Lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies, who successfully fought to overturn California's Proposition...
  • Syrian peace talks a tacit admission that Assad won’t leave soon

    01/18/2014 10:28:08 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2014 | By Anne Gearan
    After nearly three years of fighting in Syria and persistent calls for a new caretaker government there, U.S. policy toward the country’s grinding civil war is tacitly acknowledging what has long been obvious: President Bashar al-Assad will remain in power, at least for a while. The Obama administration has narrowed its policy to two main efforts: the eradication of Syria’s chemical weapons and the staging of a peace conference scheduled for this week. Both need Assad’s cooperation to succeed. Although the official U.S. line is that Assad “must go,” the focus on striking even short-term bargains with his regime is...
  • Cruz Statement on The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013

    01/06/2014 3:04:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Four State News ^ | December 20, 2013 | Steve Oglesby
    Cruz Statement on The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 December 20, 2013 By Steve Oglesby Leave a Comment Press Release: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement on S. 1881, The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013: “The single most important thing Congress can do to defend the national security interests of the United States is send a clear and unequivocal message that we will not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran that would pose an existential threat to our nation, the state of Israel, and our Gulf allies in the region. The United States must lead...
  • Kerry: No troops to rescue Fallujah and Ramadi from Al-Qaeda

    01/06/2014 8:22:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The US fought for years to free Anbar province from the grip of al-Qaeda during the Iraq War. Fallujah and Ramadi turned into pitched battlefronts, and later “the surge” convinced local Sunni tribes to join the US effort to dispel AQ from the region. More than two years after the US pulled all of its forces out of Iraq, AQ is back — and Ramadi and Fallujah appear to have fallen once again: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The city center of Iraq’s Fallujah has fallen completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq...
  • Are True Conservatives A Minority In America?

    12/13/2013 3:37:52 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 75 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/13/13 | LD Jackson
    In the past few days, much has been written and said about the budget deal worked out between Paul Ryan and Patty Murray. That budget deal passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 332-94. The vote came after a fairly harsh push-back against outside conservative groups like Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans for Prosperity, and Freedom Works. Speaker John Boehner made his displeasure for these groups plain for all to see and hear, saying they had lost all credibility, that he didn't care what they did.  Clearly, he is tired of the thorn in his flesh and...
  • How George W. Bush failed the GOP

    12/12/2013 4:38:00 PM PST · by kobald · 82 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2013 | Rachel Maddow
    ..[B]y the time the Bush era was winding down, the whole administration, including the president, was stewed in terrible, Cheney-level disapproval ratings. And now, almost no one who played a significant role in that administration is anywhere to be found in electoral politics, beyond the tertiary orbits of Punch-and-Judy cable news and the remains of what used to be the conservative "think tank" circuit... Unlike the Reagan administration, the first Bush administration and the Clinton administration, the George W. Bush presidency elevated precisely no one to the ranks of national leadership who wasn't there before. The 2008 Republican presidential primaries...
  • Why is Iran Developing ICBMs?

    12/03/2013 6:52:44 AM PST · by LSUfan · 81 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 3 Dec 13 | TerrorTrends
    Why is Iran working on Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles? There is no possible peaceful purpose for ballistic missiles. Iran may claim that their nuclear program is peaceful, but they cannot possibly make that claim when it comes to ballistic missiles. The only reason to have ballistic missiles is to target enemies with high explosives and WMD. Iran’s Shehab-3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles have sufficient range to hit Israel, Saudi Arabia and US bases in Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait and Turkey. Why are the Iranians working with the North Koreans on multi-stage Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)? Who might the Iranians be...
  • The Secret American Subculture Of Putin-Worshippers

    09/23/2013 8:44:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 81 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 23, 2013 | Mark Cogan
    Two years ago, Gayne C. Young, a Texas-based writer and blogger for Outdoor Life, scored the interview of a lifetime. As a beat writer, Young had enjoyed the outdoor exploits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been documented shooting a gray whale with a crossbow, tranquilizing a tiger attacking a news crew, hunting shirtless, fishing shirtless, and riding horseback shirtless. On a personal level, Young liked the rugged brand of masculinity that seemed a throwback to Teddy Roosevelt. "Although you have Clinton shooting ducks, you never see it. Although Rick Perry says he enjoys hunting, you don't see it....
  • Matt Bevin Doesn't Trust Iran in Nuclear Talks, Other Candidates Silent (McConnell MIA...)

    11/26/2013 7:00:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    WFPL ^ | 11/25/13 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin is blasting the Obama administration's deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting certain economic sanctions. -snip- In an interview with WFPL News, Bevin, who is taking on Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell in next year's primary, says the concessions are a "wink and a nod" for Iran to continue and an insult to allies such as Israel. -snip- A McConnell office spokesperson says the senator hasn't issued a statement yet, and Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes's campaign has not returned our request for comment.
  • History repeats itself: 1938-1994-2013-...

    11/24/2013 6:32:57 AM PST · by trekdown · 11 replies
    11/24/2013 | trekdown
    November 23, 2013. Obama praises deal to limit Iran's nuclear activities: “For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program and key parts of the program will be rolled back,... These are substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon,” Obama said. By Rich Schapiro / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. November 23, 2013 Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/iran-agrees-reduce-nuclear-activities-article-1.1527073 _________ October 19, 1994. "President Clinton ... approved a deal reached by U.S. negotiators in Geneva to stop North Korea's nuclear weapons program, saying the agreement "will make the United States,...
  • Another tack: Why die for Danzig (Israel)?

    11/24/2013 10:11:52 PM PST · by Shery · 4 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/21/2013 | Sarah Honig
    Had Obama and Kerry ever heard of Deat, they would, by only changing the place name, regurgitate his "Why die for Danzig" theme in our context. France’s outspoken appeasement-promoter, socialist Marcel Déat. Photo: Jerusalem Post archives There’s every reason to assume that US President Barack Obama has never heard of the pre-WWII demagogic question “Why die for Danzig?” The same can be as safely assumed regarding his Secretary of State John Kerry. Oddly enough, however, their policy appears to draw inspiration from the same ideological wellspring that gave the world the above rhetorical tease. The slogan, very famous (or infamous)...
  • Officals: Israelis in secret trip to inspect Saudi bases

    11/24/2013 4:23:18 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 39 replies
    Klein Online ^ | November 24, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV — Israeli personnel in recent days were in Saudi Arabia to inspect bases that could be used as a staging ground to launch attacks against Iran, according to informed Egyptian intelligence officials. The officials said Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and other Arab and Persian Gulf countries have been discussing the next steps toward possible strikes on Iran’s nuclear sites. The officials said the U.S. passed strong messages to Israel and the Saudis that the Americans control radar capabilities over the skies near Iran and that no strike should be launched without permission from the Obama administration.
  • Saudi Arabia would not ‘sit idly by’ if West fails with Iran

    11/24/2013 4:25:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | November 23, 2013 | Staff
    Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK said on Friday that the kingdom would not “sit idly by” if world powers fail to halt Iran’s nuclear program, calling the Obama administration’s “rush” to embrace Tehran as “incomprehensible.” “We are not going to sit idly by and receive a threat there and not think seriously how we can best defend our country and our region,” Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, who is the Saudi ambassador to the UK and King Abdullah’s nephew, told British newspaper The Times. “Let’s just leave it there, all options are available,” he said, referring to possible...
  • J Street Sees Iran Agreement as Positive First Step

    11/24/2013 5:50:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    J Street.org ^ | NOVEMBER 23RD, 2013 | J Street
    J Street welcomes the agreement reached today in Geneva by the P5+1 and Iran as a significant first step in efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The agreement will effectively freeze and begin to roll back the Iranian program in exchange for limited economic relief for six months. During this period, the P5+1 will continue to negotiate a permanent agreement, pressing the Rouhani regime to accept an enforceable comprehensive deal to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, while maintaining the essential sanctions architecture. The accord has several very important provisions that will effectively freeze Iran's program and...
  • Obama Crushes the Neocons (Industrial-strength anti-Semitic radical leftism)

    11/25/2013 12:11:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 25, 2013 | Michael Tomasky
    The agreement signed with Iran on Sunday is a momentous step forward. Yet Republicans will try to subvert the success by playing to their Obama-hating base.Well, the ayatollah appears to have lent his provisional support to the historic U.S.-Iran accord announced Saturday night. In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said the deal “can be the basis for further intelligent actions.” Now we just need sign-off from our American ayatollahs. But the early indications are that the Republicans, eager to perform Bibi Netanyahu’s bidding—not that they needed a second reason to oppose something Barack Obama did—will...
  • Why die for Danzig? (Israel)

    11/24/2013 8:54:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/24/13 | Sarah Honig
    There’s every reason to assume that US President Barack Obama has never heard of the pre-WWII demagogic question “Why die for Danzig?” The same can be as safely assumed regarding his Secretary of State John Kerry. Oddly enough, however, their policy appears to draw inspiration from the same ideological wellspring that gave the world the above rhetorical tease. The slogan, very famous (or infamous) in its day, made its debut on May 4, 1939 as the title of an op-ed in the Parisian newspaper L’OEuvre. Its author was French socialist Marcel Déat and his message was that another follow-up appeasement...
  • I am a Patriotic American

    11/24/2013 11:01:25 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 14 replies
    Israel Monitor ^ | November 23, 2013 | Ari Bussel
    Ultimately, only diplomacy can bring about a durable solution to the challenge posed by Iran’s nuclear program. As President and Commander-in-Chief, I will do what is necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. But I have a profound responsibility to try to resolve our differences peacefully, rather than rush towards conflict. Today, we have a real opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, peaceful settlement, and I believe we must test it. President Obama What was achieved last night in Geneva is not an historic agreement; it is an historic mistake. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu I am a patriotic...
  • Dershowitz: Iran Deal 'Cataclysmic Error of Gigantic Proportions'

    11/25/2013 6:29:55 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday that the Obama administration was naive and had possibly made a "cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions" in its deal to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for an opening up of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. "I think it could turn out to be a cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions," Dershowitz said of the deal, which he described as "naive." "It could also turn out to be successful, to be the beginning of a negotiated resolution," Dershowitz told Newsmax on Sunday. "But I think the likelihood of it being the former is considerably...
  • Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own

    11/25/2013 6:34:43 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 25, 2013 | Damien McElroy
    Saudi Arabia claims they were kept in the dark by Western allies over Iran nuclear deal and says it will strike out on its own. A senior advisor to the Saudi royal family has accused its Western allies of deceiving the oil rich kingdom in striking the nuclear accord with Iran and said Riyadh would follow an independent foreign policy. Nawaf Obaid told a think tank meeting in London that Saudi Arabia was determined to pursue its own foreign and policy goals. Having in the past been reactive to events, the leading Sunni Muslim nation was determined to be pro-active...
  • Richard Spencer: Allies may see Iran deal as sign of superpower in retreat

    11/25/2013 6:42:57 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2013 | Richard Spencer
    An Iran secure in relations with US could have a positive impact on a number of regional issues, but the Sunni world could fall out of Washington's orbit. Washington feels triumphant but has a superpower ever struck a deal like this, in defiance of its most closely affected allies? The United States is still, despite recent debacles, the global hegemon. Ignoring the pleas of allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia is just one of those things a superpower can do if a president wants to put a diplomatic achievement in the White House column marked "legacy". But for Sunni Arab...
  • The Iran Deal Puts Pro-Israel Democrats in a Bind

    11/25/2013 4:08:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/25/13 | Josh Kraushaar
    These Dems have to balance their loyalty to the president—and his desire to halt the Islamic Republic's nuclear program—with their discomfort over a deal. It's been a tough year for Israel's most loyal supporters in the U.S. It began with a messy confirmation process for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a nominee whom pro-Israeli groups viewed with concern. Over the summer, President Obama leaned on those groups, most notably the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, to lobby for his proposal authorizing military intervention in Syria, only to abandon the push at the last minute. And, most recently, pro-Israel organizations have been...
  • Netanyahu: Iran Given Written Approval to Violate Resolutions

    11/25/2013 9:49:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2013, 1:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening reiterated that the deal reached between the West and Iran over its nuclear program was dangerous and a mistake. “As we learn more and more details about the agreement that was achieved last night in Geneva, it becomes increasingly clear how bad and dangerous this agreement is to the world, the region and Israel,” Netanyahu said in a speech at the EMET Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem. “Iran is receiving billions of dollars in eased sanctions without having to pay any real price. Iran is receiving written approval to violate UN Security Council...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: The Intentional Betrayal of Israel

    11/25/2013 1:47:56 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 25, 2013
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Rep. Louie Gohmert: The Intentional Betrayal of IsraelPosted By Frontpagemag.com On November 25, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Editor’s note: Below is the video and transcript of Congressman Louie Gohmert’s speech at the Freedom Center’s 2013 Restoration Weekend. The event was held November 14th-17th at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida.  Congressman Louie Gohmert from DHFC on Vimeo.Louie Gohmert: Oh, it’s so good to be here.  Thank you, Michael.  Thanks for all those insights.And actually, I’ve got some good ideas.  And our friend, Arthur Laffer, one of the smartest...
  • Source: Netanyahu Scolded Obama in Phone Call on Iran Deal

    11/25/2013 4:09:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Peace ^ | 11/25/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    "The prime minister made it clear to the most powerful man on earth that if he intends to stay the most powerful man on earth, it´s important to make a change in American policy because the practical result of his current policy is liable to lead him to the same failure that the Americans absorbed in North Korea and Pakistan, and Iran could be next in line." That was the message conveyed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to President Barack Obama in a private telephone call Sunday to discuss the interim deal on Iran´s nuclear program, according to a...
  • Analysis: Iran deal bears Obama's personal stamp

    11/25/2013 4:40:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 25, 2013 | BY MATT SPETALNICK
    When push came to shove in the closing hours of marathon negotiations in Geneva on Iran's nuclear program, it was President Barack Obama, back at the White House, who approved the final language on the U.S. side before the historic deal was clinched. Behind the risky diplomatic opening is a desire for a big legacy-shaping achievement and a deep aversion to getting America entangled in another Middle East conflict - motives that override misgivings to the Iran deal expressed by close allies Israel and Saudi Arabia. That may explain why Obama, even as he left the troubleshooting to Secretary of...
  • It's 1938 all over again

    11/25/2013 6:14:29 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 18 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/25/2013 | Melanie Phillips
    When Hassan Rouhani was elected President of Iran, western leaders declared, in the teeth of stark evidence to the contrary, that this man was a reformer. So they rushed to do a deal with him over Iran's nuclear program, considered by the west to be a threat to the free world. But Rouhani does not run Iran. The man who actually calls the shots — the only man who matters — is Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Earlier this week, Khamenei said the Jews of Israel 'cannot be called humans, they are like animals, some of them' and that Israel...
  • Deal Lets Iran Keep Half of 98%-Enriched Uranium Stockpile

    11/25/2013 9:15:59 PM PST · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    If you don’t believe that Iran is close to assembling a nuclear bomb because of the agreement reached by Barack Obama's administration, think again. The agreement allows Iran to keep half of the uranium it has already enriched to 20%, and the other half is to be diluted to 5% U-235. As Powerline reports, “It takes about 8 days and only 2% of the total effort to go from the 20% HEU permitted to the 90% required for weapons grade and only 45 days and 10% of the cumulative effort from the 5% level of HEU.”
  • PRUDEN: Obama’s full grovel to Iran

    11/25/2013 7:22:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | Wesley Pruden
    There’s good news and bad news in Barack Obama’s sucker deal with Iran. The Iranians get all the good news, and the West gets all the bad news. The only good news for the good guys is that the deal, like Obamacare, is President Obama’s baby. Sometimes, the baby daddy has to pay up. The president and his administration, having done the full grovel in Geneva, is now into full defensive mode. Stung by the cries of disbelief in Washington from a growing number of his partisan allies in Congress, the president insists that his handiwork “halted the progress of...
  • What Does Nuclear Deal Mean for Iran's Role in Syria?

    11/24/2013 10:24:47 PM PST · by Praxeologue · 10 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 25, 2013 | Scott Stearns
    LONDON — Could the nuclear deal with Iran help ease the way toward peace talks on ending Syria's civil war? Immediately after the accord with Iran was finalized, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague set to work to prepare a political transition to stop the fighting in Syria. Iran is the principal backer of Syrian military strikes against government opponents and has made clear its intention to carry that influence to planned peace talks in Geneva. Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says there is no excluding Tehran. "Without any doubt, the Islamic Republic...
  • Obama Throws Israel Under the Bus Over Iran Nuclear Deal

    11/25/2013 5:26:23 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 12 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | November 25, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    With his recent agreement with Iran, President Obama has officially thrown the nation of Israel under the bus. Even Saudi Arabia is alarmed by the agreement and is actually lined up on the side of Israel. In the agreement that the mainstream press is calling "historic", the US greatly eases sanctions upon Iran and unfreezes some assets in return for Iran giving up essentially nothing. The only thing historic about this agreement is that it will probably rival Neville Chamberlain's "peace in our time" agreement with Adolf Hitler. The agreement released four billion in frozen Iranian assets and lifts restrictions...
  • Obama reportedly to pen letter to Afghan people admitting 'mistakes,' as part of security deal

    11/19/2013 11:39:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/19/13 | foxnews/ap
    U.S. and Afghan officials reportedly have reached a tentative agreement on a critical security pact -- which would include President Obama writing a letter to the Afghan people acknowledging mistakes during the "war on terror." According to Reuters, an Afghan spokesman said Tuesday that Obama agreed to write the letter, to be presented with the draft security pact at a meeting of tribal elders later this week. The New York Times, citing a spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, reported that Secretary of State John Kerry proposed the letter in a conversation with Karzai. Karzai asked that Obama sign it,...
  • American Wars, Won and Lost

    11/10/2013 6:26:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    On a recent visit to Moab, Utah, I saw a T-shirt with a picture of a Jeep stuck in a gap between two rock formations and a caption: "Confidence is the feeling you have before you fully understand the situation." If you still brim with self-assurance despite hopelessly stranding your vehicle, you may have to repeat the mistake a few times before confidence yields to comprehension. That's also the case with members of Congress and other fans of intervention who call on the Obama administration to use force in Syria or Iran. They always make such ventures sound quick, low-risk...
  • Charley Reese: {Empire Is} "The Road to Darkness"

    09/29/2003 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 197+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 09-29-2003 | Reese, Charley
    Road To Darkness I really don't understand George Bush. Why can't he say: "I was convinced that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction but apparently our intelligence was faulty. I'm sorry to have misled you, but getting rid of Saddam is still a good idea, etc., and so forth"? No, there is apparently something in the Bush genes that forbids ever admitting to having made a mistake. Such arrogance cost his father a second term, and it could do the same to the son's political ambition. In the father's case, he refused to apologize to the American people for breaking...
  • Barack Obama, NeoCon Warmonger…Who Knew?

    09/10/2013 2:12:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Oh, what a difference a few years make. In 2009, Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize despite barely getting his seat warmed up in the Oval Office. In 2009 current Secretary of State John Kerry called Assad’s Syria “an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region.” In 2011, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad as a “reformer.” In 2007, then-candidate Obama attacked President George W. Bush for considering military strikes against Iran’s nuclear capability without the approval of Congress, declaring it a violation of the Constitution. A few years later Obama attacked...
  • JOE MILLIONAIRE'S IMPERIAL NATION

    02/17/2003 6:02:59 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 67 replies · 158+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 2/15/2003 | Thomas Fleming
    JOE MILLIONAIRE'S IMPERIAL NATION by Thomas Fleming February 15, 2003 “No one ever went broke underestimating the American people.” Even H.L. Mencken may not have anticipated his country’s precipitous descent into silliness. Here we are, almost 300 million people, protected by the greatest arsenal of “weapons of mass destruction” the world has ever known, and we are out in force, at the government’s request, buying duct tape and plastic sheeting which will not save us from the terrorist attacks we shall probably never have to face. Republican pundits, while defending the duct tape defense, have a more serious response to...