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  • State Department Throws Free Beacon Reporter Out of Iran Nuke Talks Briefing

    06/29/2015 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 29, 2015 | 3:24 PM EDT | P.J. Gladnick
    Arrest that reporter for attempting to commit blatant act of flagrant journalism! The Washington Free Beacon today carried a report from Adam Kredo about the State Department removing him from a briefing on the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria. He was even threatened with arrest by security. Here is how the State Department of "most transparent administration in history" dealt with Kredo: VIENNA—Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of...
  • John Kerry on crutches while shaking hands w/Zarif, Iranian negotiator (photo at link)

    06/29/2015 12:31:43 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:52 PM - 28 Jun 2015 | Ana Navarro
    John Kerry on crutches while shaking hands w/Zarif, Iranian negotiator. Hmmm...Not the best symbolism... ”
  • Egypt’s Top Prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, Is Killed by Roadside Bomb

    06/29/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2 hours ago
    AIRO — Egypt’s top prosecutor died on Monday of wounds he sustained when a powerful bomb detonated next to his car as he was driving to work, state news media reported. The prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, is the most senior Egyptian official to be killed since insurgents began a wave of violent attacks against the military-backed government nearly two years ago. At least seven other people, including two bystanders, were hurt in the attack, which incinerated several cars, in a residential area of the capital’s Heliopolis neighborhood. Gen. Osama Bedeir, the head of Cairo security, said the explosive device was planted...
  • On eve of Iran deal, US retreats on inspections of nuclear past, speeds up sanctions relief

    06/29/2015 8:32:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | June 29, 2015, 12:34 PM (IDT)
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday, June 28: “We are seeing a clear retreat from the red lines that the world powers set recently and publicly." Addressing the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem and later the Knesset, he added: “There is no reason to rush to sign this bad agreement which is getting worse every day.” Netanyahu was referring to three major concessions approved by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in the final stage of negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear accord with Iran. They are outlined here by debkafile: 1. After barring International Atomic Energy Agency...
  • Moniz, Kerry awaiting final verdict by Obama (on whether he'll accept Iran terms)

    06/29/2015 8:21:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    MNA ^ | 4 hours ago
    VIENNA, Jun. 29 (MNA) – US Secretaries of Energy and State have wrapped up their gist of nuclear negotiations along with difference points with Iran, awaiting a final verdict by president Obama. Mehr News International correspondent in Vienna reported that John Kerry had been residing in Vienna thanks to a fractured femoral bone. But Mr. Kerry would not be off the working desk; rather, he and Mr. Ernest Moniz await a final decision by president Obama. During Vienna 8 (8th round of talks held in Austrian capital) held in last November, Barack Obama issued a last-minute directive mandating extension of...
  • Obama’s secret message to Iran ahead of Vienna talks

    06/29/2015 8:14:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    MNA ^ | 6 hours ago
    TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) – An Iranian MP revealed that Barack Obama has sent a secret message to Iranian authorities just a few days ahead of recent nuclear negotiations in Vienna. Iranian daily Hamshahri reported on its Monday issue that US President Barack Obama has sent another secret message to Iranian authorities through leaders of one of Iran’s neighboring countries. The newspaper has quoted Tehran’s representative and Parliament Board member Mehrdad Bazrpash as saying that the message has been delivered in recent days by the leader of Iran’s neighbor and highlighted that the letter has been on nuclear issue. While...
  • Authorities Brace for Potential Fourth of July Terror Attacks

    06/28/2015 8:00:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 Jun 2015
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his department is encouraging law enforcement "to be vigilant and prepared" ahead of the July 4th holiday in the U.S. following attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait. Johnson says people should attend Independence Day events as planned but "remain vigilant" and report any suspicious activity. He says U.S. authorities will adjust security measures, including those unseen by the public, as necessary. On Sunday, House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul said Americans should heed the government's warning. "It is concerning," McCaul told "Fox News Sunday." There is a great deal of chatter, a high volume,"...
  • Nuke talks to miss target; Iran foreign minister heads home (June 30 deadline missed)

    06/28/2015 6:56:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 28, 2015 9:07 AM EDT | MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) — A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home Sunday for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough. Iranian media said Mohammed Javad Zarif's trip was planned in advance. Still, the fact that he was leaving the talks so close to the Tuesday deadline reflected his need to get instructions on how to proceed on issues where the sides remain apart — among them how much access Tehran should give to U.N. experts monitoring his country's compliance to any...
  • Zarif to join N-talks on Saturday (3 days before deadline)

    06/26/2015 9:56:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    MNA ^ | Thu 25 June 2015 - 12:38
    TEHRAN, Jun.25 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will depart for Vienna on Saturday, June 27th, to attend the nuclear talks. US Secretary of State John Kerry will also fly to Vienna on Friday to take part in the nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline Iran’s Deputy FMs Seyed Abbas Araghchi and Majid Takht Ravanchi have hold meetings with 5+1on drafting a final agreement on Wednesday. The deadline for Iran and 5+1 to finish writing the text of the final agreement is June 30. However, Iran has announced recurrently that its goal is achieving a...
  • Kerry off to Vienna for Iran nuke talks as deadline looms (on crutches)

    06/26/2015 9:38:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 26, 2015 8:51 AM EDT | By MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With next week's deadline for an Iran nuclear deal fast approaching, Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to the talks in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, this time leaning on crutches. On his first overseas trip since breaking his leg earlier this month, Kerry left Washington amid mounting debate over the wisdom of an agreement with Iran. Critics of the emerging deal accuse the Obama administration and its partners of conceding too much in the talks. U.S. officials insist their positions remain unchanged and that Iran must agree to their demands by Tuesday's deadline. Kerry used a...
  • U.S. Delegation to P5+1 Negotiations With Iran in Vienna, Austria (Zero sends 19 member delegation)

    06/25/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    State.gov ^ | June 25, 2015
    In the context of the EU-coordinated P5+1 negotiations with Iran, Secretary Kerry will be joined in Vienna, Austria, on June 26 and onwards by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, and the U.S. negotiating team. The full U.S. delegation list for Vienna follows: The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State The Honorable Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy The Honorable Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Robert Malley, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region, National Security Council Jonathan Finer,...
  • Kerry to Rejoin Iran Nuke Talks in Vienna (Injury is no obstacle to surrender!)

    06/24/2015 3:04:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 24, 2015, 5:04 PM ET | MATTHEW LEE
    Secretary of State John Kerry is rejoining the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna as negotiators race to meet a June 30 deadline to complete an agreement. The State Department said in a one-sentence statement on Wednesday that Kerry would leave for the Austrian capital on Friday. It will be his first overseas trip since breaking his leg in a bicycle accident earlier this month after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva.
  • World powers offering Iran nuclear reactors as part of deal (The Insanity Continues!)

    06/24/2015 12:52:37 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 24, 2015, 1:03 pm | George Jahn
    VIENNA - The United States and other nations negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran are ready to offer high-tech reactors and other state-of-the-art equipment to Tehran if it agrees to crimp programs that can make atomic arms, according to a confidential document obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The draft document — one of several technical appendices meant to accompany the main text of any deal — has dozens of bracketed text areas where disagreements remain. Technical cooperation is the least controversial issue at the talks, and the number of brackets suggest the sides have a ways to go not...
  • US says truck hijacked in Mexico, visas stolen

    06/24/2015 8:38:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 24 Jun 2015
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says a truck carrying visas was hijacked in northern Mexico and the visas stolen. The embassy says in a statement Wednesday that the theft occurred on June 7 "in northern Mexico," without specifying where. The truck was making a trip from the United States to U.S. Consulates in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara. Some approved border crossing cards also were stolen. An electronic alert has been issued so that the stolen cards cannot be used to cross the border.
  • PM Netanyahu Meets with NFL Hall of Famers (Robert Kraft brings 20 players to fight Iran deal)

    06/24/2015 12:18:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    PMO ^ | 6/22/15
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today, met with a delegation of former National Football League players and NFL Hall of Fame members (see list below), led by NFL Champion New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Prime Minister Netanyahu told the players, who wore their famous Hall of Fame Gold Jackets and many of whom are on their first visit to Israel, about the many challenges Israel faces, especially Iran's efforts to achieve nuclear weapons. "Iran is one yard away from the goal line. If they get nukes, the preeminent terrorist regime of our day will be armed with nuclear weapons. That's...
  • Netanyahu says potential Iran nuclear deal is 'terrible' (Video)

    06/23/2015 7:31:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Tuesday June 23, 2015
    The anticipated nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is a "terrible deal," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday. "This deal is getting worse by the day, and it should not be signed," Netanyahu said during an address to Jewish Agency leaders in Tel Aviv. "It has been said, better no deal than a bad deal, better no deal than a terrible deal." During a meeting with Netanyahu on Sunday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said it was unclear whether an international deal could be reached on Iran's nuclear program by a June 30 deadline. Fabius had said...
  • ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DYLANN ROOF AND BILL AYERS IS LEGITIMACY AMONG THE LEFT

    06/22/2015 7:22:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/22/15 | John Nolte
    ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DYLANN ROOF AND BILL AYERS IS LEGITIMACY AMONG THE LEFT Q: What’s the difference between Bill Ayers and Dylann Roof? A: Dylann Roof isn’t a friend and colleague of an American president who enjoyed a cushy life in academia before retiring to life as the kind of author who’s invited on-the-air by the mainstream media to hawk his books. Other than that, both of these pigs share much in common. Bill Ayers is an unrepentant domestic terrorist. Dylann Roof is an unrepentant domestic terrorist. Bill Ayers despises America. Dylann Roof despises America. Bill Ayers’s terror group The...
  • N-talks progress below expectations (Iran plays down deadline 8 days away)

    06/22/2015 6:40:11 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Mehr News Agency ^ | Mon 22 June 2015 - 16:36
    TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) – Iranian top negotiator Seyed Abbas Araghchi said intensive meetings to draft comprehensive agreement is underway at different levels with representatives of the 5+1. Speaking to IRIB in Vienna prior to his flight to Luxembourg, Iranian deputy FM described the process of drafting as complicated and one which bears various technical, legal and political dimensions. "It needs to be fully scrutinized first at expert and then at deputy levels," Araghchi underlined. He said Iran's negotiating team headed by Foreign Minister Zarif is scheduled to meet with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini as well as French...
  • US rebuffs Israel’s last-ditch bid for nuclear constraints in Iran accord

    06/21/2015 2:56:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | June 21, 2015, 7:52 PM (IDT)
    Israel’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen was invited to join two top US officials for dinner in Washington on June 15 to try and make Israel’s case for amending the disastrous nuclear accord taking shape in Vienna between the six world powers and Iran, before it was too late. This meeting is reported here by debkafile for the first time. It was hosted by US National Security Adviser Susan Rice and senior US nuclear negotiator Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman. The occasion was arranged by CIA Director John Brennan at the end of his visit to Jerusalem in the first...
  • Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014: State Department (Obama's Watch)

    06/19/2015 4:21:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/15 | Warren Strobel
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. In its annual report on terrorism, the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to Syria, often lured by Islamic State's use of social media and drawn from diverse social backgrounds. Taken together, the trends point to a sobering challenge from militant groups worldwide to the United States and its allies despite severe blows inflicted...
  • Women 'Forbidden' From Attending U.S. vs. Iran Volleyball Game

    06/19/2015 10:54:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9:54 AM | Ali Arouzi
    TEHRAN — Women have been "forbidden" from watching Iran play the U.S. volleyball team on Friday night despite the government signaling it would loosen restrictions on females attending sports events. Earlier this month, Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi announced that a limited number of women — mainly members of players' families — would be allowed at upcoming men's volleyball matches. In an interview with The Associated Press, Molaverdi said women could also now watch live basketball, handball and tennis. However, women would not be allowed to attend soccer, swimming and wrestling. Hardliners objected angrily to...
  • Officials Raise Terror Threat Level, Evacuated Workers from 2 Philadelphia Naval Facilities

    06/16/2015 10:06:41 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-16-2015 | Dan Stamm
    A threat prompted the U.S. Navy to evacuate workers from two Philadelphia facilities Tuesday morning and raise the threat level to imminent. In turn, officials raised the threat level for those facilities from Bravo to Charlie — the second highest level — while evacuating workers around 10:20 a.m. Some workers said they were suddenly told they had to leave without being given an explanation. By noon, SkyForce10 captured crews blocking the entrance to the Northeast Philly facility with concrete barriers.
  • Senator: 'Breathtaking' how far the US has moved in Iran talks

    06/15/2015 1:43:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/15 12:11 PM EDT | Martin Matishak
    The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is sounding the alarm about the nuclear talks with Iran, warning the United States has made "breathtaking" concessions that risk creating a "bad deal." In a letter sent Monday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) warned President Obama he must be willing to walk away from the negotiating table. "It is breathtaking to see how far from your original goals and statements the P5+1 have come during negotiations with Iran,” Corker (R-Tenn.) said in the letter, referring to a group that includes the U.S., the United Kingdom, China, France, and Russia plus Germany. Corker...
  • Rudy Giuliani: “The ayatollah must go” (16 minute video)

    06/14/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 13, 2015 | Iranncr
    FRANCE, Paris: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a Republican candidate in the 2008 US presidential elections, spoke at a major Iran Freedom rally in Villepinte on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event was held at Parc des Expositions exhibition center. Giuliani said: "The ayatollah must go. He and Rouhani and Ahmadinejad and all of the rest of them should be put on trial for crimes against humanity for the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people they have killed, and it is about time we stop ignoring it. Where is our decency and morality? We have...
  • Is there anything Obama’s not giving away in his Iran nuclear deal?

    06/14/2015 5:07:24 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2015 | 8:00pm | Post Editorial Board
    By lifting sanctions on Iran, President Obama’s nuclear deal will open the floodgates for Tehran’s funding of terrorism. So says Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. On a visit to Israel Tuesday, Dempsey warned of Iran’s rulers, “I think that they’ll invest in their [terror] surrogates. I think they will invest in additional military capability.” Oops: The official Obama line is that Tehran will spend its windfall rebuilding its economy. Nice that someone from the administration is willing to tell the truth. Oops again: Obama’s former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael...
  • Homeland Security Searching for Leaker [semi-satire]

    06/13/2015 3:14:02 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Last week’s news that the TSA failed to detect 95% of the weapons smuggled onto airlines in its security test has focused the Department on ways to tighten up security. Readers will be forgiven for mistakenly assuming that the tightening efforts will be on ways to interdict more smuggled weapons. In fact, the main concern, as Secretary Jeh Johnson sees it, “is finding the person who leaked these confidential test results to the media.” “The sad truth is that there is no way we can intercept more than a tiny fraction of actions hostile toward our air transportation system,” Johnson...
  • State Dept Struggles to Explain Massive Nuke Concessions To Iran (7 minute video)

    06/13/2015 11:01:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2015 3:39 pm | Andrew Kugle
    State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke claimed Friday that the “goal posts haven’t moved” in Iran negotiations as he struggled to explain the administration’s latest concessions. The United States is in negotiations with Iran in regards to their nuclear program. During Friday’s press briefing, Rathke struggled to define what concessions or conditions were required for the Iranians to meet for a nuclear deal to be achieved. Associated Press reporter Matt Lee pressed Rathke to clarify what the United States objectives are for the negotiations.
  • Kerry leaves hospital, plans for a ‘last slog’ in Iran talks

    06/13/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday left the hospital where he has been recovering from a broken leg after a bicycling accident, and said he expects to join the Iran nuclear talks for their “last slog” at the end of June. Kerry, who is 71, emerged from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston shortly before 5 p.m., walking gingerly on two crutches. He wore what appeared to be white running shoes instead of his normal wingtips, and he looked pale after spending almost two weeks in the hospital. But he seemed in good humor as he joked that he was...
  • Parents knew of Somali-American men's plan to join ISIL, feds say

    06/10/2015 7:11:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/10/15 | Paul McEnroe
    The parents of two of the defendants in a Somali-American terrorism case allegedly knew that their sons planned to leave the U.S. to fight with terrorists in the Middle East, according to transcripts of secret wire recordings released by federal prosecutors Wednesday. Mohamed Farah, whose detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning in federal court in Minneapolis, told another alleged conspirator that in mid-April his mother knew of his impending plans to travel to Syria, according to the recordings made by a confidential informant, a friend of Farah’s who was working for the FBI. “She knows where I’m going, bro,...
  • The ISIS JV now has enough uranium for a dirty nuke

    06/10/2015 4:37:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-10-15 | DrJohn
      Barack Obama once famously dismissed ISIS (or ISIL if you will) as the JV: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.” The White House team tried to spin the statement to no avail: The transcript shows that...
  • College pushes to honor terrorist who executed wounded cop [Isaiah 5]

    06/10/2015 10:02:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/9/2015 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    At least 60 faculty and staff members at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have signed a petition demanding that the Catholic college keep a mural of a cop killer and an FBI designated terrorist on a wall in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Assata Shakur is the aunt of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, who was the victim of a 1996 drive-by shooting Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, is a former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army. She escaped a U.S. prison and fled to Cuba after shooting and killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner...
  • MN Terror Suspect Released Following Supreme Court Ruling

    06/09/2015 8:19:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/9//15 | Esme Murphy
    A young man who had threatened local FBI agents was set free Tuesday in part because of a U.S. Supreme court ruling 10 days ago. Mohamed Ali Omar, the older brother of one of seven Minnesota terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS, was found guilty in March of threatening FBI agents who came to his south Minneapolis home to investigate his brother. But on Tuesday he walked out of federal custody. A judge will decide in September if his conviction should be tossed out and if he should get a new trial. It was just eight days ago...
  • President Gives TSA “Vote of Confidence” [semi-satire]

    06/09/2015 10:21:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Recent field tests indicating that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to detect smuggled weapons 96% of the time did not deter President Obama from expressing his “continued confidence in the job they are doing protecting our aviation network.” Press Secretary Josh Earnest contrasted the dismal test results with “the absence of any recent real world attacks,” saying that “I’d put more weight on what hasn’t happened than on what might’ve happened. Some are saying that we’ve just been lucky that no terrorists have tried to hijack an airline. But as baseball great Dizzy Dean once said ‘maybe it’s better...
  • Indian Army crosses Myanmar border in rare attack to avenge Manipur massacre

    06/09/2015 8:15:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    India Today ^ | 6-9-2015 | India Today
    The Indian Army on Tuesday conducted a cross-border revenge attack in Myanmar by killing nearly a dozen militants said to be involved in the massacre of 18 soldiers last week in Manipur's Chandel district Reports said the strike was done in coordination with the Myanmar regime after the clearance to conduct the surgical strikes were given at the highest level in the government. "Any threat to safety, security and national integrity will meet with a similar response," an Army spokesman said. However, a report in the Economic Times claimed India will not admit to carrying out the rare cross-border operation....
  • DA releases video of Roslindale shooting (Boston Police shooting of terror suspect Usaamah Rahim)

    06/08/2015 11:37:51 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 27 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 8, 2015 | Antonio Planas, Matt Stout
    Authorities today released surveillance footage showing police and FBI shooting terror suspect Usaamah Rahim in a Roslindale parking lot nearly a week ago. The video, taken from a camera placed across the parking lot, shows officers approaching a person authorities identified as Rahim after he walked to a bus stop on Tuesday morning. A marked Boston police cruiser arrives to the scene as Rahim walks into the parking lot surrounded by several officers, the video shows. Officers appear to have their guns holstered before drawing them as they back up from Rahim. After a few moments, Rahim then drops to...
  • New Candidate for President Vows to Complete Metric Conversion [semi-satire]

    06/08/2015 10:22:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 June 2015 | John Semmens
    This week, former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in the 2016 election. A key factor in his decision to enter the race is “to bring the much-needed conversion of weights and measurements in this country into line with the metric system.” “The United States is seriously out of step with the rest of the world,” Chafee contended. “When everyone else is using meters and liters it is sheer arrogance for us to be using yards and gallons. It’s like we saying ‘we’re too good to lower ourselves to your...
  • Obama Lambasted for Ruling Out Military Option on Iran

    06/07/2015 7:39:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/7/2015, 4:09 PM | Hillel Fendel
    In his recent interview with prominent Israeli TV interviewer Ilana Dayan, Obama said, "A military solution will not fix [the threat of Iran's nuclearization], even if the United States participates. It would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program, but it will not eliminate it." The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) announced that it was "shocked and deeply critical" of Obama's words. The ZOA declared that this statement by Obama "contradicts his repeated commitments since before becoming president that 'all options are on the table' in seeking to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power." Obama told Dayan, "I can,...
  • Marie Harf: "I Have Talked To All The Nuclear Experts," Don't Worry About Iran's Nuclear Stockpile

    06/05/2015 2:24:10 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 92 replies
    RCP ^ | June 4, 2015
    State Dept. Spokesperson explains that Iran will meet the standards for nuclear materials possession it agreed to in November 2013, according to Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). MARIE HARF: A lot of nuclear experts have now started chiming in online as well. And I, to be clear, tweeted the exact same things I said in the briefing yesterday, so we can go back through that and I'm sure people have follow-ups... This type of stockpile, under the JPOA and exceptions, can go up and down, it is variable as long as at the end of the time period, in this...
  • WATCH: 'Fox & Friends' Looks Back at Marie Harf's Media Flubs

    06/05/2015 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 27, 2015
    Acting State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf is being promoted to Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. Harf will focus on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons. “Fox and Friends” this morning took a look back at her history of flubs in the media. Harf said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” in February, “We need in the longer term […] to go after the root causes that [lead] people to join these [terror] groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs … What makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of try to...
  • Depressing: Marie Harf spends five minutes defending Iran’s enrichment of uranium (Video)

    06/04/2015 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5:21 pm on June 4, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Painful truth: The really awful thing about speaking for this State Dept is all the spin one must do on behalf of the govt of Iran Frum wrote that yesterday. More than 24 hours later, Harf’s still shilling for our partners in peace in Tehran. To understand what this is about, re-read yesterday’s post about the growing alarm among western diplomats that Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium has been increasing despite their promises to freeze it at a certain level. There may be an innocent-ish explanation for that related to the process of converting uranium into fuel rods; there may...
  • Israeli defense minister: Iranian nuclear agreement is ‘a very bad one’ (Washington Post interview)

    06/04/2015 12:34:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 2 | Lally Weymouth
    Q: Regarding the proposed Iran agreement, what are your major concerns? A: We consider the deal a very bad one. There is no doubt that the Iranians’ intention and all of their activities in the last 20 years were in order to reach a military nuclear capability. The deal is going to allow Iran to actually become a military nuclear threshold state. No facilities are going to be shut down, including underground facilities. No centrifuges will be destroyed. They will be able to go on with their research and development to have in the near future — whether it be...
  • Usaamah Rahim, Suspect in Fatal Boston Police Shooting, Was Not Hit in Back: Clergy

    06/03/2015 12:51:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6-3-2015 | Tom Winter
    A terror suspect killed by police in Boston was not shot in the back as his family claimed, community leaders said Wednesday after police took the unusual step of showing them footage of the encounter. Usaamah Rahim, 26, was killed Tuesday morning after he was stopped for questioning in a terror investigation. Police said that he threatened them with a military-style knife as officers ordered him to stand down. Rahim's family later claimed that he was on the phone when he was shot, and that he was hit in the back. Police said they showed the surveillance footage to community...
  • PM Netanyahu Meets with Canadian Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson (Israel has "no better friend")

    06/03/2015 8:18:37 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    PMO ^ | Today
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Canadian Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson and told him at the start of their meeting: "Rob, welcome to Jerusalem. Our friendship, the friendship between Canada and Israel, is a model of the partnership between two democracies, exemplary democracies. Israel values the support, unstinting, unfaltering, of Canada in an international environment that is often marked by cynicism and double talk. Canada, led by Prime Minister Harper, is always stalwart and tells the truth. And we think that this is a refreshing wind in an increasingly hostile environment, hostile to the truth. As an example, a national...
  • UN quota refugees had terror links: Norway PST

    06/03/2015 5:20:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    The Local ^ | 6-2-15 | The Local
    Several refugees sent to Norway under the UN’s quota system turned out to have close links to the terror groups Islamic State (IS) and the al-Nusra Front, Norway’s Police Security Service (PST) has revealed. According to the service, between five and ten of the 1,000 Syrians chosen to go to Norway by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), were discovered to have links to the one of the two terror groups. “Unfortunately, there are some who try to exploit and abuse the refugee agency,” Police Superintendent Svein Erik Molstad told Norway’s Dagbladet newspaper. “We have discovered more quota...
  • Harf: We’re All ‘Totally Perplexed’ by NYT Story on Iran’s Increased Nuclear Stockpile (Video)

    06/02/2015 7:31:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 88 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 2, 2015 2:46 pm | Andrew Kugle
    State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said she was “perplexed” by a New York Times story Tuesday on Iran’s 20 percent increase in nuclear fuel over the past 18 months. The United States has been in negotiations with Iran for a final deal about their nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency issued a report on Friday that documented an increase of Iran’s nuclear fuel stockpile. A reporter asked Harf if Iran’s increased stockpiles has complicated the current negotiations. “Not at all. Our team read that story this morning and was quite frankly perplexed because the main contentions of it are...
  • Americans 'overreacted' to 9/11 terror attacks because they're not as resilient as Brits

    06/02/2015 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 2, 2015 | Eleanor Harding
    Americans ‘overreacted’ to the 9/11 attacks, according to the newly appointed first female vice-chancellor of Oxford University. Terrorism expert Professor Louise Richardson said the 2001 atrocity provoked such a response because violent extremism was a ‘new experience’ in the US. Widespread panic ensued in America after al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger airliners and flew them into buildings, causing almost 3,000 deaths. In contrast, British citizens have shown themselves to be more ‘resilient’ in the face of terror when dealing with violence during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, she said.
  • Obama: Under My Presidency, U.S. ‘The Most Respected Country In The World’ [VIDEO]

    06/01/2015 3:01:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/1/15 | Al Weaver
    President Barack Obama said Monday that his administration has lifted the U.S. to become “the most respected country in the world.” Obama made the claim during a discussion with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Fellows at the White House. PRESIDENT OBAMA: People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barley above Russia, and today once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth, and part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the world and say that we want...
  • White House: John Kerry Bicycle Accident Will Alter Nuclear Talks With Iran (no replacement named)

    06/01/2015 2:25:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2015 | by Charlie Spiering
    Secretary of State John Kerry’s severe bicycle accident might have foreign policy implications. He recently broke his leg while cycling in Switzerland. When asked by reporters about the accident, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted that nuclear talks with Iran would be affected by the accident, but reassured them that Kerry would still play a prominent role in the process. “The fact is, we do continue to believe that we have the time and resources necessary to pursue and hopefully complete the Iran negotiations,” he said. “And I’m confident that those negotiations will be affected by the secretary’s injury,...
  • Russia to Start Construction On New Iranian Nuke Plant

    06/01/2015 12:07:44 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 1:48 pm | Adam Kredo
    Earthquake hits near Iran’s current nuke plant Russia announced on Monday that it would start construction this year on a second nuclear plant in Iran, according to regional reports. Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation made the announcement early on Monday, stating that it will begin building a second nuclear power plant in Iran’s southern region later this year, according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency. Meanwhile, an earthquake struck Monday morning near the site of Iran’s current nuclear power plant in Bushehr, near where the second plant will be built. Iranian media outlets reported the quake as hitting a...
  • Obama says no military solution to Iran nuclear program (Israeli TV Interview)

    06/01/2015 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 1, 2015, 1:13 pm EDT
    US President Barack Obama tells Channel 2 in an interview that he can “demonstrate” that a “verifiable” agreement with Iran will be the best way to contain Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. “I can, [I] think, demonstrate, not based on any hope but on facts and analysis, that the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable tough agreement. A military solution will not fix it, even if the United States participates. It would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program but it would not eliminate it,” he says. Asked whether Israel may attempt a military strike...