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  • Pat Buchanan stands up for Obama against that mean Netanyahu

    08/15/2015 10:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Pat Buchanan has for years been such a virulent opponent of Israel that he has frequently been accused of anti-Semitism, and this column condemning Benjamin Netanyahu for supposedly interfering in America’s internal affairs by opposing the Iran deal is not going to erase that impression. The paleocon Right hates Israel with such abiding passion that it is increasingly self-contradictory: for a small government advocate like Buchanan defending Barack Obama and tacitly supporting a deal that threatens not just Israel, but the U.S. as well, manifests a moral myopia of catastrophic immensity. But it’s no surprise. I’ve noted before how the...
  • Roseanne slams 'Nazi' Israel

    01/09/2009 8:18:16 PM PST · by HogsBreath · 39 replies · 960+ views
    digital spy ^ | 01-10-09 | michael thorton
    Roseanne Barr has described Israel as "a Nazi state" for its conflict with Palestine. The comedian, who is Jewish, has used her radio show and blog to criticise the country's decision to attack the Gaza strip. "Israel is a Nazi state. The Jewish Soul is being tortured in Israel. The destruction of the Jews in Israel has been assured with this inhuman attack on civilians in Gaza," she wrote on her website. However, the former sitcom actress has since retracted her remarks and claimed to be pro-Israel. "I am going to shut up now. Forever, perhaps. I cannot take the...
  • Ron Paul’s Son.. Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”

    01/16/2012 11:34:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Ron Paul’s Son Sen. Rand Paul Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”; Israelis Suprised Congressman Made Analogy Supporters of Ron Paul have been trying to make the case their candidate is pro-Israel despite his past statements and opposition to foreign aid to the Jewish state. Their job got a little harder after a two-year-old interview Rep. Paul gave to Iran’s Press TV was recently posted on YouTube in which he compared Israel’s treatment of Gaza to that of a Nazi concentration camp. In the 2009 interview, Paul talks about the “tragedy of Gaza,” comparing it...
  • Ron Paul: Israel had US OK for war on Gaza (Ron Paul sides with Hamas)

    01/05/2009 11:50:56 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 267 replies · 4,621+ views
    Press TV ^ | 1/5/09
    Outspoken Republican congressman Ron Paul says Israel had received a green light from the United States to launch an offensive in Gaza. The Texas congressman said the Israeli attack on the impoverished Gaza Strip shapes a bleak future for the whole world as it means that, "the whole idea of preemptive or preventive war is spreading." He went on to challenge the idea of Hamas threatening Israel's security and argued that "Palestinian missiles are so minor compared to the fire power of Israel, who has nuclear weapons." The US Congressman's remarks come as Israel continues to rebuff international efforts to...
  • (Anti-Israel) Ron Paul: Blame Israel First

    12/14/2011 6:39:27 AM PST · by xzins · 81 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 13 Dec 11 | Daniel Greenfield
    Ron Paul: Blame Israel First http://frontpagemag.com/2011/12/13/ron-paul-not-anti-foreign-aid-anti-israel/2/ Posted by Daniel Greenfield on Dec 13th, 2011 Do you know who the latest Zionist on the block is? It’s the man who called Israel, “an aggressive, national socialist state” and suggested that the original World Trade Center bombing may have really been carried out by Israel. Then there’s the solicitation letter which boasted that this courageous fellow was exposing the, “Bohemian Grove–perverted, pagan playground of the powerful. Skull & Bones: the demonic fraternity that includes George Bush and leftist Senator John Kerry, Congress’s Mr. New Money. The Israeli lobby, which plays Congress like...
  • Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas

    02/01/2006 10:09:49 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 280 replies · 4,385+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 02/01/2006 | Patrick Buchanan
    Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 1, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. Ever since President Bush, sometime after 9-11, converted to neoconservatism, his Middle East policy has suffered from the triple defects of that subspecies of the Right: hubris, ideology and immaturity. Neoconservatives see the world as they wish it to be, not as it is. Like teenagers, they act on impulse and rail against the counsel of experience. "Often clever, never wise," Russell Kirk said of the breed. Repeatedly, Bush was warned by traditional conservatives that to send a U.S. army to...
  • Pat Buchanan sounds off on Iran nuclear negotiations

    04/01/2015 11:35:26 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/1/2015 | Fox News
    Hope the link works Video at link.
  • Pat Buchanan: Lift the Siege of Gaza

    06/03/2010 10:30:34 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 159 replies · 2,073+ views
    townhall.com via Allahpundit on Twitter ^ | June 4th, 2010 | Pat Buchanan
    And today, President Obama should end his and his country's shameful silence over the inhumane blockade of Gaza that is denying 1.5 million beleaguered people the basic necessities of a decent life. Time to start acting like America again. That bloody debacle in the Eastern Mediterranean last Sunday was an inevitable result of Israel doing what it always seems to do: going beyond what is essential to her security, to impose collective punishment upon any and all it regards as hostile to Israel. Israel claims, and film confirms, that its commandos rappelling down onto the Turkish ship were attacked with...
  • AUDIO: Pat Buchanan defends his anti-Israel flotilla column

    06/10/2010 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 707+ views
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 6/10/10 | staff
    From Laura Ingraham's radio show. Buchanan defends his latest broadside on the Jewish state.
  • Pat Buchanan Runs Holocaust Denial Discussion Board

    05/12/2009 7:47:35 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 25 replies · 858+ views
    NY Daily News/The Lid ^ | 5/12/09 | The Lid
    ....Buchanan has appointed himself defender of former Nazi leaders and functionaries, expressing sympathy and indignation at alleged injustices committed against them by the U. S. government. His list includes Klaus Barbie, "the butcher of Lyon" and Karl Linnas, an Estonian concentration camp chief. Yet, while Buchanan defends former Nazis, he has criticized Christian leaders such as the late Cardinal John O' Connor, whose efforts to mediate a dispute over a convent on the grounds of Auschwitz were characterized by Buchanan as "appeasement toward U.S. Jewry." Antisemitism, compulsion to minimize the Holocaust, a desire to marginalize American Jews politically and delegitimizing Israel...
  • Buchanan Accuses Israel of 'Blitzkrieg,' Creating 'Concentration Camp'

    01/08/2009 5:34:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 103 replies · 4,550+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I like Pat Buchanan. I do. He's wise, funny and charming. But every once in a while . . . Like tonight. If Buchanan wants to criticize Israel's conduct of the current war, and its treatment of the Palestinians, so be it. But in doing so, is it really necessary to employ terms associated with the Nazis? Appearing on "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," Buchanan accused Israel of carrying out a "blitzkrieg" against Gaza and turning it into a "concentration camp." View video here.
  • Buchanan: Israel’s staging a “blitzkrieg” on its Gaza “concentration camp”

    01/08/2009 7:31:38 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,954+ views
    hotair.com ^ | January 8, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Not the first time a Nazi analogy has tripped lightly from his lips in this area, although like Cardinal Martino, he doesn’t quite have the stones to own up to what he means. He’s not comparing Gaza to a German death camp, you see, just to your average, run-of-the-mill concentration camp. The fact that he coughed up the word “blitzkrieg” literally in the same breath is but an unhappy coincidence.
  • Pat Buchanan Says Gaza is an "Israeli Concentration Camp" - Video 1/8/09

    01/09/2009 6:13:35 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 2,199+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of conservative pundit Pat Buchanan on MSNBC yesterday making comments about Israel that are just amazing. Buchanan likens Israel's Ground Offensive in Gaza to the Nazi "blitzkrieg," actually using the word in describing it. He also went a step further and says that Gaza is an "Israeli concentration camp," where "cruelty" by Israel is taking place. Let's step back for a moment. I have always liked Pat Buchanan's analysis when he is talking about inside the Beltway political matters. He is a very good analyst on those things. But he has real blinders when it comes to...
  • Pat Buchanan: Boehner Had No Right to Invite Netanyahu

    02/06/2015 1:14:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 101 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, February 5, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    House Speaker John Boehner made a mistake inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress next month -- and the Israeli prime minister erred by accepting, legendary conservative pundit Pat Buchanan says. "I disagree with what John Boehner did and I disagree with what the prime minister did," Buchanan said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show," on Newsmax TV. Netanyahu is set to address Congress on the dangers of Iran's growing nuclear program on March 3 following an invitation by Boehner. But Boehner did not follow normal protocol by coordinating the invite with the Obama administration, which then announced the president...
  • Buchanan Charges Neocons With 'Warmongering'

    03/11/2003 12:20:47 PM PST · by CoolGuyVic · 88 replies · 717+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 03/11/03 | Drudge - Pat Buchanan
    Buchanan Charges Neocons With 'Warmongering' Tue Mar 11 2003 11:53:48 ET In this week's AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE, editor Pat Buchanan issues a controversial, 5000-word indictment of the 'War Party' of Bennett, Kristol, Podhoretz and Richard Perle. MORE The magazine will hit newsstands and bookstores tomorrow. With quotes and citations, Buchanan alleges: 'War Party' ideas and plans for an attack on Iraq had been 'in preparation far in advance of 9/11, and when President Bush was looking for a new front,' the neocons 'put their precooked meal in front of him. And Bush dug into it.' Richard Perle wrote a paper urging...
  • Ron Paul: “Zionism Has Played A Role In Our Post-9/11 March Toward Empire”

    07/21/2015 4:30:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Megan Apper
    “The U.S. Empire received a big boost from the 9/11 attack.” Former Rep. Ron Paul, the father of presidential candidate Rand Paul and past two-time candidate for the Republican nomination himself, writes in his new book that he believes “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire.” Paul’s book, Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity, was released last Friday. “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire, and its influence has encouraged extreme interference in the Middle East,” Paul writes in a chapter entitled “Making America...
  • Jesse Ventura backs Bernie Sanders for president

    07/16/2015 10:18:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio's Capitol View ^ | July 16, 2015 | Tom Scheck
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura says he’s backing Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid for president. In a blog post on his independent media site, Ventura praised Sanders for challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination. “I think what Bernie Sanders is doing is extremely healthy,” Ventura wrote. “I love the idea of somebody throwing a fly in the ointment.” This isn’t the first time Ventura backed a presidential candidate looking to shake up the system. In 2008 and 2012, Ventura backed Republican Ron Paul for president. In 2004, Ventura backed Democrat John Kerry against Republican President George W. Bush....
  • 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...