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  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

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

    12/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 12:38 PM EST | Matthew Barakat
    A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal. Prosecutors say they will not ask James Risen if ex-CIA man Jeffrey Sterling was his anonymous source for part of the 2006 book “State Of War” that detailed a botched CIA effort to cripple Iran’s nuclear program. However, they do want to know if the two had a prior, on-the-record source relationship. Risen’s lawyer, Joel Kurtzberg,...
  • John McCain: Security leaks coming from ‘highest levels’ of White House

    06/06/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over the disclosure of classified intelligence operations, leaks he said came from the “highest levels” at the White House. “This is the most highly classified information and it’s now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and that’s not acceptable,” McCain said on CBS "This Morning." On Tuesday, McCain said the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings about leaks detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear program and called for a special counsel to investigate the matter. A report last week in The...
  • President of Argentina Launches Bombshell Iran Claim Against 2010 Obama Admin.

    09/30/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by amorphous · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed during the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that a former Obama administration official attempted to convince Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel.” The claim was seemingly overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s high-stakes dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kirchner claimed Gary Samore, former White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, visited Argentina and suggested the nation provide Iran with nuclear fuel in 2010, two years into Obama’s presidency.
  • Obama’s Genocidal Treason - Obama’s final legacy may be the death of millions of Americans.

    09/23/2015 10:44:00 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | September 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. No government has the blood of more American soldiers on its hands today than the government of Iran. From Lebanon to Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia to Iraq, Iran has been killing American soldiers for decades. 241 in Beirut. 19 at the Khobar Towers. Over 500 in Iraq and Afghanistan. The last time the United States officially fought Iran was under Reagan. But Iran has never stopped killing Americans. There is no reason to believe that it will stop once it...
  • White House Allies Suggest Israel Forged Iran-IAEA Agreement Document (have they gone insane?)

    08/21/2015 4:24:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 21, 2015 5:00 pm | Alana Goodman
    Top White House allies are mounting a campaign to discredit recent reports Iran will be responsible for investigating its own military facility for evidence of nuclear activities under an agreement between international inspectors and Tehran. The International Atomic Energy Agency will rely on Iran to collect its own environmental samples and turn over photos and videos from its suspected nuclear military site Parchin, according to a draft of a secret side-deal between the agency and the Iranian government published by the Associated Press on Thursday. White House allies rushed to denounce the report, accusing the AP of publishing a phony...
  • Susan Rice: American Inspectors Will Not Be Allowed to Visit Iran Nuclear Sites

    07/16/2015 6:51:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Grabien ^ | July 15, 2015
    BLITZER: “Let’s clarify a few points as far as the nuclear deal with Iran is concerned. I take it that all of the IAEA inspection teams, all inspectors who go in will have to be from country that have formal, full diplomatic relations with Iran. As a result, no Americans will directly be involved in any on the ground inspections in Iran — is that right?” RICE: “Wolf, yes. The IAEA, which is a highly respected international organization, will field an international team of inspectors. And those inspectors will in all likelihood come from IAEA member-states, most of whom have...
  • Forget Obama...Republicans made the Iran nukes deal possible(bypassed Constitution)

    07/15/2015 5:25:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/15/15 | newsmachete
    Mark Levin has been shouting until he is blue in the face that this truly awful nuclear deal with Iran has been made possible only with the help of Senate Republicans, who passed a bill (99-1, with Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only sane dissenter) making it nearly impossible to stop Obama's agreement with the ayatollahs: Normally, here's how treaties work: the President negotiates a treaty with another country, like the deal he is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons development. Once the treaty is negotiated, it's submitted to the Senate. Two thirds of the Senate has to vote...
  • Obama Crumbles Under Deadline, Gives Iran ‘Open-Ended’ Nuclear Negotiations

    07/12/2015 6:38:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/12/2015 | John Hayward
    “There is much talk of deadlines looming ominously, but Iran knows perfectly well that the deadline is its friend—and the West’s enemy,” Breitbart News wrote last week. It seems this credulous, juvenile administration finally figured that out, as the Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. is floating the idea of an “open-ended diplomatic process,” waving aside deadlines altogether.
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission

    06/20/2015 2:15:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/15 | Mark Langfan
    United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had “outed” an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats. He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMET’s 9th annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” gala dinner. Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israel’s fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: “We are on the brink of disaster.” He listed a stream of virulently anti-Israel actions taken by President Obama which included the “outing” of the Israeli spy mission, and the Obama Administration’s disclosing of...
  • The Forgotten India-Pakistan Nuclear Crisis: 25 Years Later

    05/19/2015 11:23:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | May 18, 2015 | C Uday Bhaskar
    In May 1990, then-U.S. President George H.W. Bush was convinced that Pakistan was poised to use a covert nuclear weapon capability against India. The impending apocalypse—which would have dwarfed Hiroshima and Nagasaki—had to be prevented at all costs. Consequently, the White House dispatched a trusted emissary, Robert Gates (a man who would later become U.S. Defense Secretary in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations) on a top secret mission to South Asia—first to Pakistan and then to India. Eventually on May 21, 1990, it was concluded that the Gates mission had indeed succeeded and, paradoxically, the sense that the...
  • Saudi Arabia to buy nuclear bombs from Pakistan: report

    05/17/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 112 replies
    New York Post ^ | may 17/2015 | bill sanderson
    Saudi Arabia will join the nuclear club by buying “off the shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, US officials told a London newspaper.
  • Obama’s quiet nuclear deal with China raises proliferation concerns

    05/11/2015 2:00:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Post via MSN | 5/10/15 | Steven Mufson
    It seemed like a typical day for President Obama. He taped a TV interview on trade, hosted the champion NASCAR team on the South Lawn and met with the defense secretary in the Oval Office. Not so typical was something that didn’t appear that day on the president’s public schedule: notification to Congress that he intends to renew a nuclear cooperation agreement with China. The deal would allow Beijing to buy more U.S.-designed reactors and pursue a facility or the technology to reprocess plutonium from spent fuel. China would also be able to buy reactor coolant technology that experts say...
  • Bill Clinton back at centre of ethics debate (Uranium, Kazakhstan, mining, profit, RATS, greed)

    01/31/2008 9:38:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 483+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 2/01/08 | Alex Spillius
    Bill Clinton back at centre of ethics debateBy Alex Spillius Last Updated: 3:02am GMT 01/02/2008 Bill Clinton used his influence with the president of Kazakhstan to help a business friend gain a lucrative uranium mining deal, it has been claimed. Bill Clinton: influence The report in the New York Times will raise concerns about possible conflicts of interest that the former president could face if he returns to the White House as "first gentleman" and raised the spectre of the financial scandals that dogged the Clintons in the White House. Mr Clinton has already began cutting his links to Ron...
  • Wesley Clark a Business Success After Military

    09/28/2003 10:31:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 511+ views
    Associated Press | September 28, 2003 | DAVID PACE
    WASHINGTON - When two Russian immigrants and their American financial backer needed marketing help for their innovative electric motor, they turned to a merchant banker at one of the nation's largest investment houses - retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark. The meeting at the Washington office of Stephens Inc. in late 2001 proved fortuitous for both Clark, the former supreme commander of NATO, and the principals in WaveCrest Laboratories, at the time a small research and development company in Dulles, Va. "They hit it off pretty much right away," said WaveCrest spokesman Tom McMahon. Clark signed on as a consultant...
  • Why the Left Wants Iran to Get the Bomb

    04/10/2015 5:27:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 10, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why the Left Wants Iran to Get the BombPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 10, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Before Global Warming posters hung on the dingy walls of American classrooms, the atomic bomb was the original Great Bogeyman of the left. Nothing quite so demonstrated the madness of our war machine as our willingness to deploy weapons of mass destruction to stop Communism in its tracks.The self-righteous antics over nuclear weapons in literature, art, film, at protests and in papers are far too numerous to document. But you can still spot the occasional...
  • Forget Iran. The Real Nuclear Threat Lies East [China, India and Pakistan]

    04/02/2015 3:52:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    RCW ^ | 04/02/2015 | David Brewster
    While the world focuses on the dangers that a nuclear-armed Iran could present in the Middle East, a potentially more dangerous and unstable nuclear proliferation is occurring in the Indian Ocean. In the coming years India, Pakistan, and perhaps China will likely deploy a significant number of nuclear weapons at sea in the Indian Ocean. This could further destabilise already unstable nuclear relationships, creating a real risk of a sea-based exchange of nuclear weapons. Observers have long seen India-Pakistan nuclear rivalry as the most unstable in the world, and South Asia as the most likely location of nuclear conflict. This...
  • Congress Should OK Any Iran Nuke Deal, Americans Say

    04/02/2015 4:00:07 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/02/2015 | Ed Carson
    The U.S. and other global powers announced that they've set the "parameters" of a nuclear deal with Iran. But Americans don't trust Tehran, with a bipartisan majority saying that Congress should have to approve any agreement, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll.
  • North Koreans among 40 dead at Iran nuke plant

    02/04/2013 12:37:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    WND ^ | February 3, 2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Meanwhile, Tehran's official news agency calls WND 'mouthpiece of CIA' The explosions at Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility Jan. 21 killed at least 40 people, including two North Koreans, WND learned Sunday. Meanwhile, the Islamic regime is labeling WND a “mouthpiece of the CIA” for its exclusive reporting of the blasts. The bodies of 11 of the technicians and scientists are beyond recognition, a member of the security forces at the facility told WND. According to the source, 60 others are in critical condition and have been transferred to the central base of the 27th Division of Mohammad Rassool Allah. The...
  • Why it is right to scrutinise Obama's nuclear deal with Iran

    03/28/2015 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/28/2015 | Peter Foster
    Those who would even question the merits of this deal are dismissed by administration aides as “warmongers”, ... Unfortunately, there are plenty of worrying signs that is not what is happening in Lausanne, where it now seems Iran will be allowed to keep 6,000 of its centrifuges, considerably more than the 500-1,500 the US originally wanted, or the 4,000 “compromise” offer Washington made a year ago. Even more worryingly, the US is reportedly considering allowing Iran to keep some centrifuges at Fordow, the impenetrably hardened underground facility that Iran built in secret, and only admitted to having in 2009 ......
  • Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print

    02/10/2008 5:07:57 AM PST · by ThePythonicCow · 1 replies · 139+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 18 Feb 2008 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    Not Every Leak Is Fit to Print Why have federal prosecutors subpoenaed a New York Times reporter?by Gabriel Schoenfeld 02/18/2008, Volume 013, Issue 22 Investigations of national-security leaks in Washington are not all that rare. But until Judith Miller of the New York Times was sent to jail for 85 days by a special prosecutor digging into the Valerie Plame imbroglio, investigations of such leaks in which journalists are subpoenaed were about as common as unicorns wandering the National Mall. We now have another such unicorn. On January 24, a federal grand jury in Alexandria issued a subpoena to...
  • Saudi king urged US to attack Iran

    11/28/2010 6:20:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/26/2010 | AFP
    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear programme, according to US documents leaked by WikiLeaks and published Sunday by daily newspapers. According to a leaked US cable, published by the New York Times, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz made the call during an April 2008 meeting with US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and US General David Petraeus. "He told you to 'cut off the head of the snake'," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, told the US embassy in Riyadh two days after the high-level talks, according to the...
  • Kerry updates Netanyahu as Iran deal nears completion (6,100 centrifuges, could be signed Sunday)

    03/27/2015 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 28, 2015, 12:33 am (IDT) | Avi Issacharoff
    Israeli TV says agreement will leave Iran with 6,100 centrifuges spinning; Israeli official calls looming accord ‘incomprehensibly’ bad US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and again on Friday to update him on progress in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, as an Israeli official castigated the emerging deal as “incomprehensibly” bad. According to an unnamed senior American official quoted by Haaretz Friday night, the secretary’s calls to Netanyahu came amid indications that the negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, are making progress and that an agreement could be finalized by Sunday. Netanyahu has been...
  • Travel Schedules Suggest Iran ‘Deal’ To Be Staged Sunday

    03/26/2015 2:12:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 3/26/15 | Joel Pollak
    <p>Travel schedules of Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif suggest that the parties may gather for a “signing” ceremony on Sunday, March 29 in Lausanne, Switzerland.</p> <p>Omri Ceren, press director at The Israel Project, told reporters via email from Switzerland: “Rumors are swirling about a deal as early as Sunday the 29th: Lavrov is slated to fly in for the 27th-29th, Kerry is supposed to be in Boston on the 30th, and the Iranians are talking about where they want to move the talks for the signing ceremony.”</p>
  • Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by Iran

    03/13/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by IranPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 13, 2015 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Much is being made of the letter signed by 45 U.S. Senators, all of them Republican, aimed at schooling Iranian leaders in the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.Secretary Kerry said his reaction was “utter disbelief” that the Senators would “go behind” the back of the administration during a delicate international negotiation. Some on the American Left called it “treason,” conveniently forgetting that some of their own (including Kerry, as a junior Senator) have met with enemy...
  • We now know why Thad Cochran did not sign the Senate letter to Iran and it’s not good

    03/12/2015 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 29 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | 3/12/15 | Ryan S. Walters
    GOP power broker Haley Barbour’s lobby shop, BGR Group, represents a Russian bank that has financed a company that helped build Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, according to corporate documents and lobbying disclosure records. The bank is owned by a secretive oligarch, Mikhail Fridman, who has met at least twice with White House officials in the last few years, according to visitor logs.
  • Obama holds historic phone call with Rouhani and hints at end to sanctions

    09/27/2013 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies ^ | 27 September 2013 | Borger and Roberts
    Baack Obama and Hassan Rouhani held the first direct talks between American and Iranian leaders since the 1979 Islamic revolution, exchanging pleasantries in a 15-minute telephone call on Friday that raised the prospect of relief for Tehran from crippling economic sanctions. Speaking at the White House shortly after the historic call, Obama said his discussion with Rouhani had shown the "basis for resolution" of the dispute over Iran nuclear programme.
  • Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

    10/23/2014 1:35:51 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 23 OCTOBER 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’ Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency Share Tweet Email AP BY: Adam KredoOctober 23, 2014 4:10 pmThe Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL,...
  • Iranian Operatives In Charge Of Obama’s Iran Policy

    Court Reveals Iranian Operatives In Charge Of Obama’s Iran Policy Since 2009 September 26, 2012 By Doug Book A ruling handed down on September 13th by the D.C. District Federal Court has finally made clear what many have known for years–that the Obama Administration’s Iran policy was initiated and advanced by a group with illicit, hidden ties to the Iranian Regime and financed by the U.S./Israel- hating George Soros. In 2009, Barack Obama turned over virtually all responsibility and authority for foreign policy negotiations with Iran to Trita Parsi and his National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Founded by Parsi in...
  • I Witnessed a Speech That May Change History

    03/11/2015 8:06:50 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | March 11, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare penned, and last week I was fortunate to behold a performance for the ages, one that moved its standing-room-only audience. Sitting in the gallery above a joint session of Congress and feeling history’s weight at our civilization’s fateful crossroads, I watched Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enter the House chamber to thunderous bipartisan applause before delivering a gracious, credible and consequential speech. Defending our common heritage and interests, Netanyahu received 43 ovations from ideologically diverse lawmakers, reflecting our countries’ durable bond — for which he expressed fervent gratitude — and our mutual desire for...
  • Obama’s Fatal Nuclear Deal

    03/11/2015 5:24:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 11, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    When President Obama was elected, he promised that he would free the world from nuclear weapons. In reality, and on the contrary, his policies are setting a dangerous stage for hyper-proliferation particularly in one of the most dangerous region of the world: the Middle East. Before the nuclear talks between the Islamic Republic and the six world powers (known as the P5+1:the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China) began, numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions demanded that the Islamic Republic put an end to its nuclear enrichment program. The economic sanctions brought the clerical government of Iran...
  • Kerry says Congress cannot modify any Iran-U.S. nuclear agreement

    03/11/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 65 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/11 | Reuters
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday lawmakers cannot modify any nuclear agreement struck between the United States and Iran despite threats by Republican senators that they can. In congressional testimony, Kerry said he responded with "utter disbelief" at an open letter signed by 47 Republican senators that threatened to undo any nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and Washington.
  • John Kerry in ‘utter disbelief’ over GOP letter to Iran

    03/11/2015 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/11/15 11:12 AM EDT | Austin Wright
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he’s in “utter disbelief” over the letter to Iranian leaders led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and signed by 46 other Republican senators, warning any Iranian nuclear deal reached with the U.S. could be revoked by the next president or modified by Congress. “This letter ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy,” Kerry said Wednesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “This risks undermining the confidence that foreign governments in thousands of important agreements commit to with the United States.” In his 29 years as...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Times Reporter

    01/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 6, 2011 | Staff
    Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Slimes Reporter Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, was indicted today for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen. The indictment shows that the federal government had access to their e-mail and phone contacts going back several years. Sterling served on the Iran desk of the CIA in the 1990s, and oversaw a classified program aimed at sabotaging the development of its nuclear programming. He left the CIA in 2000 and sued for racial discrimination (he is African American) in a case that went all the way...
  • Daily Beast Exclusive: White House Official Fired for Tweeting Under Fake Name

    10/22/2013 6:00:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    A White House national security official was fired last week after being caught as the mystery Tweeter who has been tormenting the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal Obama administration information for over two years. Jofi Joseph, a director in the non-proliferation section of the National Security Staff at the White House, has been surreptitiously tweeting under the moniker @natsecwonk, a Twitter feed famous inside Washington policy circles since it began in February, 2011 until it was shut down last week. Two administration officials confirmed that the mystery tweeter was Joseph, who has also worked at the...
  • Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Congress Speech on the Iranian Nuclear Threat, 2015

    03/03/2015 11:12:27 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 29 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Staff
    Because America and Israel, we share a common destiny, the destiny of promised lands that cherish freedom and offer hope. Israel is grateful for the support of American — of America’s people and of America’s presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. We appreciate all that President Obama has done for Israel. Now, some of that is widely known. Some of that is widely known, like strengthening security cooperation and intelligence sharing, opposing anti-Israel resolutions at the U.N. Some of what the president has done for Israel is less well- known. I called him in 2010 when we had the...
  • Netanyahu: Iran’s Khamenei “heads a cult”

    10/02/2013 11:00:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.03.13, 08:16 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    “(The Iranian people) are governed not by (President Hassan) Rohani. They’re governed by Ayatollah Khamenei. He heads a cult. That cult is wild in its ambitions and its aggression,” Benjamin Netanyahu told NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday. The Israeli prime minister, who drew criticism over his speech before the UN General Assembly, was interviewed by five television channels the day after the address. In the interviews, he reiterated his claim that Iran’s conciliatory rhetoric was part of a ploy aimed at lifting Western sanctions while continuing to advance its nuclear program. Netanyahu criticized Rohani’s tone as duplicitous. “He calls...
  • The Obama-Khamenei alliance

    10/20/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Never mind the negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program. Far more urgent developments are afoot. While the foreign ministers were busily counting how many centrifuges could spin in Iranian facilities, President Obama and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have arranged a working relationship throughout the Middle East that effectively puts American policy at the service of Iran.Long the goal of Obama, who sent a private emissary to Tehran as early as the 2008 election campaign to tell the Khamenei regime he wanted to be their friend, there is now a de facto alliance between the two...
  • Stephens: Axis of Fantasy vs. Axis of Reality

    11/14/2013 4:38:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 12, 2013 | Bret Stephens
    France, Israel and Saudi Arabia confront an administration conducting a make-believe foreign policy. When the history of the Obama administration's foreign policy is written 20 or so years from now, the career of Wendy Sherman, our chief nuclear negotiator with Iran, will be instructive. In 1988, the former social worker ran the Washington office of the Dukakis campaign and worked at the Democratic National Committee. That was the year the Massachusetts governor carried 111 electoral votes to George H.W. Bush's 426. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Sherman was briefly the CEO of something called the Fannie Mae Foundation, supposedly a charity...
  • EU officials confirm Israel not fully briefed on Iran talks

    02/18/2015 5:23:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 18, 2015, 3:08 pm | Avi Lewis
    US State Department reported to say Israelis would ‘twist details’ to undermine negotiations European officials have confirmed that the US State Department cautioned them against providing Israel with sensitive information on the current round of negotiations with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The account came amid vehement denials by the White House and State Department that they had stopped updating Jerusalem on the progress in the talks, even though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted Monday that Israel was indeed being kept in the dark. The report quoted an unnamed European official involved...
  • Susan Rice: Not 'Achievable' to Stop Iran from Nuclear Enrichment

    03/02/2015 9:56:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 3/2/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Susan Rice told AIPAC It was "neither realistic nor achievable" to expect Iran to stop enriching uranium: "We cannot let a totally unachievable ideal stand in the way of a good deal. I know that some of you will be urging Congress to insist that Iran forgo its domestic enrichment capacity entirely," Rice told AIPAC, as the crowd broke in to chear. "But, but, but as desirable as that would be, it is neither realistic nor achievable."
  • Israel's Netanyahu to address Congress in speech that has strained ties with Obama

    03/02/2015 10:36:31 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-3-2015 | DAN WILLIAMS AND DOINA CHIACU
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders' already strained ties. Although cold-shouldered by the administration, Netanyahu has offered an olive branch, saying he meant no disrespect to Obama by accepting an invitation to address U.S. lawmakers that was orchestrated by the president's rival Republicans. As many as one-fifth of Democratic members plan to sit out the speech to protest what they see as a politicization of Israeli security, an issue on which Congress usually...
  • US military base within Iranian striking distance, official warns

    06/10/2014 11:29:47 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/10/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    A top Iranian defense official's claim that a U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean is now within missile range served both as a threat to American interests and a revelation that, if true, Tehran has doubled its striking distance. "In the event of an irrational attack by the U.S., America's military bases will not be safe from our missiles, whether in Bahrain or at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean," the senior official, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) adviser Mojtaba Zonnour, was quoted as saying to Iran's "Defa Moghadas," or Holy Defense.
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • Newspaper: Iran-linked operatives attempted to assassinate U.S., Israeli diplomats

    05/28/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    JTA ^ | May 28, 2012 | unattributed, Washington Post
    Operatives linked to Iran tried to kill foreign diplomats, including Israelis and Americans, in at least seven countries over 13 months, the Washington Post reported. New evidence uncovered by investigators in four countries linked the assassination attempts to either Iran-backed Hezbollah militants or operatives based inside Iran, the Post reported Monday, citing U.S. and Middle Eastern security officials. The officials reportedly said that the assassination attempts stopped in early spring, when Iran began to take a softer tone with the West. Shortly after, Iranian officials formally accepted a proposal to resume negotiations with six world powers on proposals to limit...
  • State Dept. warns Israel not to ‘betray’ US (Marie Harf warns Israel not to reveal details of deal)

    03/02/2015 12:42:55 PM PST · by Dave346 · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2015, 10:29 pm
    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf says leaks on the Iran nuke talks by Israel would “betray” the US’s trust. “We’ve continuously provided detailed classified briefings to Israeli officials to keep them updated and to provide context for how we are approaching getting to a good deal,” she told reporters in Washington. “Any release of any kind of information like that would, of course, betray that trust.”
  • Ahead of Netanyahu speech, Kerry warns against revealing details of Iran nuke talks

    03/02/2015 12:39:41 PM PST · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.02.15, 15:03
    US Secretary of State 'concerned' by reports of an information leak; Iranian foreign minister says agreement dependent on removal of sanctions. US Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons. In comments to reporters in Geneva on Monday, Kerry said he was concerned by reports that some details of the talks would be revealed in coming days. He did not elaborate, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak in opposition to...
  • Administration denies Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli warplanes

    03/01/2015 10:04:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/1/15 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    President Obama threatened last year, according to Middle Eastern news outlets Sunday, to use the U.S. military to shoot down Israeli fighter jets if they attempted to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities — reports the administration denounced later Sunday as flatly untrue. Mr. Obama’s threat reportedly deterred Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from dispatching warplanes into Iran after Israel discovered that the U.S. had entered into secret talks with Tehran and that the two countries had signed an agreement, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. In a statement to The Washington Times early Sunday evening, a senior administration said “that report is...
  • Netanyahu Takes Off on 'Historic' US Mission

    03/01/2015 2:00:45 AM PST · by Dave346 · 49 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 1 March 2015
    BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday on what he said was a “historic” mission to try and stop a nuclear deal with Iran, an AFP correspondent said. The controversial 48-hour visit will see the Israeli leader addressing a joint session of the US Congress in a bid to garner last-minute support to halt an emerging world deal with Iran over its nuclear program, in a move which has infuriated the White House. But Netanyahu, who will also address the annual policy conference of the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby, has refused to back down....