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  • Ayatollah Weighs in on US Presidential Nominees: ‘Spirituality and Faith are Lacking’

    10/20/2016 12:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 19, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.S. presidential campaign and issues raised by nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are evidence that “spirituality and faith are lacking among those in power” in America, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Wednesday. Speaking to university students, Khamenei addressed what an official website paraphrased as “the difficulties and problems perplexing mankind today, and the dead-ends that materialistic thought patterns sustain.” He told his audience, “The campaigns held during presidential elections in the U.S. and the worries conveyed by the two candidates are a clear example that spirituality and faith are lacking among those in power.” …
  • Freep this forum: Debate about Hillary planning to start World War 3 with Russia!

    10/14/2016 5:20:15 AM PDT · by Javeth · 30 replies
    Just as I thought, many prospective voters are worried about Hillary’s push for war against Russia, it’s driving independents and even some Dems away just like I saw on the night of the 2nd debate, when I was working among a group of Democrats who went silent when Hillary started talking about her ill advised no fly zone plans in Syria, to help al-Qaida and ISIS. And comments about this are popping up everywhere on the forums. Trump will win this election if he puts the focus on Hillary’s unhinged war hunger, and especially if he makes an ad like...
  • Ad that'll win it for Trump: Hillary starting nuclear WW3 w/ Russia, backing al-Qaida (like '64 ad)

    10/10/2016 6:43:03 AM PDT · by Javeth · 25 replies
    The short version of this: the Trump campaign WILL WIN if they blanket the Battleground States with an ad like the 1964 ad that LBJ used against Barry Goldwater—wrongly in LBJ’s case, but rightly in Trump’s case—setting Hillary Clinton’s crazy globalist warmongering words against Russia (her push for a no fly zone and “leverage” against Russia, her words) with pictures of American cities, towns, parks and homes being flattened in a nuclear exchange in World War 3. This will rightfully scare American voters about Hillary’s policies bringing even liberal Democrats to support him. I saw this with my own eyes...
  • White House accuses Israel of betraying trust

    10/06/2016 5:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/06/2016 | Andrew Beatty and Dave Clark
    The White House accused Israel of a betrayal of trust, in an unusually sharp rebuke over its plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes deep in the West Bank. Days after President Barack Obama approved a $38 billion Israeli military aid package and attended former president Shimon Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem, the White House railed at the construction of 300 housing units on land “far closer to Jordan than Israel.” Warning that the decision jeopardizes the already distant prospect of Middle East peace as well as Israel’s own security, press secretary Josh Earnest said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s word...
  • Why Iran is more dangerous than Islamic State

    10/02/2016 8:13:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 140 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2016 4:00 AM | Moshe Ya’alon
    U.S. political leaders of both parties argue that destroying Islamic State is America’s top priority in the Middle East. In reality, that’s not nearly as important as confronting the challenge posed by Iran. The nuclear deal that went into effect a year ago may have postponed the danger of an Iranian nuclear bomb, but the multifaceted threat of a militaristic, messianic Iran — 80-million strong — is much more menacing to Western interests than the Sunni thugs and murderers of Raqqah and Mosul. […] From Tehran’s perspective, it gained much more than it gave up. In exchange for postponing its...
  • Treasury: No increase in terror funding by Iran after cash payment

    09/22/2016 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/16 | Joseph Lawler
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday that the administration has not seen evidence that Iran's financial support for terrorism has grown since the U.S. paid the regime $1.7 billion in cash in January. "We have not seen an increase in terrorist financing by Iran," Lew told the House Financial Services Committee. But Lew also acknowledged that he wasn't aware if there was any way to trace how Iran uses the cash. Republicans pressed him on whether the U.S. recorded the serial numbers on the bills that were shipped to Iran, but Lew said he did not know. The U.S. arranged...
  • 'Muslims want to eradicate Christianity' and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

    09/14/2016 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 37 replies
    The Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 04:15, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | By ZOIE O'BRIEN
    MUSLIMS want to eradicate Christianity and conquer Europe - the Catholic cardinal tipped to be the next POPE has incredibly claimed. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival "Holy Name of Mary". According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end." He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage." Cardinal Schoenborn, who...
  • Trump says he may let Russia keep Crimea

    07/31/2016 10:40:49 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 225 replies
    CBS ^ | July 31, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    Donald Trump has come under fire for his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his ties to the country--and he suggested Sunday that he might recognize Russia's control of Crimea. "You know, the people of Crimea, from what I've heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were," he said on ABC's "This Week." "And you have to look at that, also. Now, that was under -- just so you understand, that was done under Obama's administration. ... Crimea has been taken. Don't blame Donald Trump for that." Trump made those comments just after saying Putin is "not...
  • Trump: Putin's 'not gonna go into Ukraine'

    07/31/2016 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/31/16 | BY JESSIE HELLMANN
    Donald Trump said in an interview Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't going to go into Ukraine, even though the Russian military has intervened in the nation's affairs since 2014.
  • Why Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Is Supremely Confident

    07/24/2016 4:47:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | July 24th, 2016 | Ziva Dahl
    One year after they signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, popularly known as the Iran deal, the Iranians are secretly attempting to procure illicit nuclear technology and equipment. So says Germany’s domestic intelligence agency. It appears the mullahs are supremely confident that America and the West will do nothing to enforce the agreement. Looking back on the Iran nuclear deal and the singular role Iran’s American lobby, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), played in the formulation and promotion of the agreement, it’s clear that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s past experience with President Obama has given him...
  • Obama: Honesty Is ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Trait for a President

    07/24/2016 11:27:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies ^ | July 24, 2016 | David Rutz
    President Obama said in an interview with CBS airing Sunday that honesty was “absolutely necessary” for a president in order to build trust with the American people. Obama has endorsed his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to succeed him in the White House. In the wake of her private email scandal and the FBI’s revelation that she was “extremely careless” with classified material, Clinton’s honesty numbers with the public are dismal. The FBI also refuted Clinton’s constant claim that she never sent or received classified material on her server, which she has dismissed as a mere “mistake.” “FDR and...
  • Iran seeking illegal nuke, missile technology: German intelligence

    07/14/2016 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 8, 2016, 4:08 am | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Iran has been continually violating the terms of the nuclear agreement signed last summer with the world powers, including Germany, and has been making attempts to acquire materiel to further its nuclear ambitions, a new German intelligence report has revealed. The annual report by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the German equivalent to the FBI, charges that Iran has been making “clandestine” efforts to seek equipment and technology, “especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” from German companies “at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level.” The report...
  • Despite UN rebuke Iran says it will continue missile program

    07/09/2016 7:35:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 9, 2016 6:43 AM EDT
    Iran said Saturday it will continue its ballistic missile program, after the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that the missile tests aren’t in the spirit of the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers. “Iran will strongly continue its missile program based on its own defense and national security calculations,” foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said in comments published on the ministry’s website. Iran’s missile program is not linked to the nuclear deal and does not conflict with the U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the agreement, he said. “Iran’s missile program has aimed at defense and it is not designed...
  • Iran hopes to join project to produce nuclear fusion power

    07/08/2016 5:16:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2016 6:20 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Iran is hoping to join an international project in southern France that hopes to build the first machine to generate significant amounts of energy using nuclear fusion, which is considered a clean, safe and virtually limitless form of nuclear power. Laban Coblentz, spokesman for the ITER project, said a high-level Iranian delegation led by nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari visited St. Paul Lez Durance on June 30-July 1, where the fusion device is being built. Coblentz said fusion-generated nuclear power has no significant weapons applications.Salehi was quoted by the Mehr news...
  • Ex-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki: It wasn't me

    06/02/2016 5:30:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/16 5:21 PM | Susan Crabtree
    White House Communications Director Jen Psaki said Wednesday that she had nothing to do with the decision to selectively edit a State Department press briefing video to clip out a discussion about the Iran nuclear agreement. Psaki was a spokeswoman for the State Department in 2013, when a video was quietly edited to remove a portion of a press briefing dealing with the Iran deal. On Wednesday afternoon, current spokesman John Kirby said it’s been determined that an official from State’s Bureau Public Affairs directed the video to be edited. But he said it isn’t clear who did it, or...
  • State Dept. admits intentionally altering video of Iran press conference

    06/01/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by GraceG · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/01/2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The State Department admitted Wednesday that a 2013 press briefing video was purposefully altered to remove a portion of a discussion about the Iran nuclear talks, after an unknown State Department official asked that it be edited out. Spokesman John Kirby's announcement contradicted the position held by the department for the last three weeks, during which officials said the video was missing because of a "glitch." But Kirby said officials didn't know who asked for the video to be edited, and said the department is unlikely to investigate further into who wanted the video to be edited. Kirby said he...
  • J-Street was paid by Obama administration to promote Iran deal

    05/21/2016 2:30:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2016, 9:13 PM | Ari Soffer
    J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed. The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as “pro-Israel and pro-peace” but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House’s main surrogate organization for selling the deal. The Ploughshares Fund was named in an explosive New York Times profile of Obama aid Ben Rhodes, in which the President’s chief spin doctor listed the central groups responsible for creating an “echo chamber” in order to promote the deal, even when the...
  • Russia to test unstoppable 'Satan 2' stealth nuke capable of wiping out an ENTIRE NATION

    05/10/2016 10:24:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | Updated 17:17, 10 May 2016 UK | By Jasper Hamill
    Moscow meda claims terrifying weapon can dodge radar defences and bring destruction to an area the size of 'Texas or France' Russia is preparing to test-fire a nuclear weapon which is so powerful it could reportedly destroy a whole country in seconds. The "Satan 2" missile is rumoured to be the most powerful ever designed and is equipped with stealth technology to help it dodge enemy radar systems . This terrifying doomsday weapon is likely to strike fear into the hearts of Western military chiefs, as current missile defence technology is totally incapable of stopping it. Its official name is...
  • Obama to visit Hiroshima to promote nuke-free world

    05/10/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on the Japanese cities in 1945 during World War II. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam and Japan from May 21 through May 28 on his 10th trip to Asia, where he is expected to highlight America’s commitment to increase diplomatic, economic and security engagement with Asian nations and their people. The White House said Obama will participate in his final G-7 Summit...
  • Iran test-fires ballistic missile, latest after nuclear deal

    05/09/2016 2:59:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2016 5:47 AM EDT
    Iran test-fired another ballistic missile, the latest in a spate of tests following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers earlier this year, according to a report Monday by the country's semi-official Tasnim news agency. The test-firing of the missile, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, or 1,250 miles, was carried out two weeks ago, the agency quoted Gen. Ali Abdollahi, deputy chief of headquarters of armed forces, as saying. Iran, which insists the ballistic tests do not violate the nuclear deal, is likely seeking to demonstrate it is pushing ahead with its ballistic program despite scaling back...
  • AP sources: US getting tougher with Israel over settlements

    05/07/2016 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 2:57 AM EDT | Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper
    The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press. The U.S. and its fellow Mideast mediators also will chastise Palestinian leaders for failing to rein in anti-Israeli violence. But the diplomats involved in drafting the document said its primary focus will be a surge of construction in Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The U.S. approval of the harsh language marks a subtle shift....
  • 120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

    05/05/2016 5:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country. A communiqué issued by the NAM’s Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an “outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order.” The NAM, comprising mainly developing countries, called the U.S. waiver of “the sovereign...
  • Kerry on Terrorism’s Appeal: ‘Regular Meals, Companionship’ – Not Necessarily Religion

    04/27/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2016 | 4:20 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of “regular meals [and] companionship.” In a speech at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry acknowledged that “you don’t have to be poor or repressed or receive special training” to become a recruit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH). “You don’t even have to be religious,” he added, citing as an example a reported case of two young...
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • Russia and America should unite against Saudi-China alliance

    04/18/2016 9:22:23 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 51 replies ^ | 4/18/2016 | Rachel Marsden
    <p>If there's a single issue on which the U.S. and Russia should urgently cooperate, it's Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>If the Central Intelligence Agency's role is to discreetly promote the economic and political interests of the United States, then there's one country that ought to be awfully disappointing to the agency right now: Saudi Arabia. In fact, if there's an issue on which America and Russia could potentially agree, it would be the damage Saudi Arabia has recently wrought upon the national and economic security of both nations.</p>
  • Biden: 'Overwhelming frustration' with Israeli gov't

    04/18/2016 8:02:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:58 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Israel’s government on Monday and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration has led Israel in the wrong direction, in an unusually sharp rebuke of America’s closest ally in the Middle East. Biden, in a speech to the advocacy group J Street, offered a grim outlook for peace efforts, reflecting dim hopes for progress during the remainder of the Obama administration. Although he said both Israelis and Palestinians shared blame for undermining trust and shirking responsibility, he was emphatic in his critique of Netanyahu’s government, suggested his approach raised “profound questions” about how...
  • Obama's first farewell tour starts with damage control

    04/18/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:00 AM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode. But in a reminder of this president’s uneven ties to allies, Obama's first stop will involve more damage control than nostalgia, more friction than fondness. When Obama lands in Riyadh on Wednesday for a Persian Gulf summit, he’ll be met by leaders roiled by his recent public complaints about global “free riders” and harboring deep distrust of his dealings with Iran and his posture in Syria. Before heading on to what will likely be...
  • Sanders: Obama not far enough on the Palestinians' side

    04/17/2016 3:38:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has recently had a spate of anti-Israel comments, and on Sunday he continued the streak as he said US President Barack Obama has not been far enough on the Palestinians' side. Video In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC, Sanders was asked about his debate with frontrunner Hillary Clinton last Thursday, in which he attacked Israel for taking "disproportionate" measures in defending itself from Hamas terrorists in 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Stephanopoulos showed a clip from the debate in which Sanders called for the US to take an "evenhanded" approach vis-a-vis Israel...
  • Iran calls for US to ease banking restrictions

    04/16/2016 11:34:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2016 8:39 AM EDT
    Iran’s foreign minister on Saturday called on the United States to ease restrictions on non-American banks doing business with the Islamic Republic, saying it would help reassure Iranians over last year’s nuclear deal. “Iran will definitely put pressure on the United States to pave the way for the cooperation of non-American banks with Iran,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a press conference with visiting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. “The other party, particularly the United States, is required to implement its commitments in banking cooperation,” he said, referring to the historic agreement, which lifted sanctions on Iran in return...
  • Bernie Sanders’ new Jewish outreach director is outspoken critic of Israeli occupation

    04/13/2016 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | April 12, 2016 4:04pm | Uriel Heilman
    Simone Zimmerman, the Bernie Sanders campaign’s newly hired national Jewish outreach coordinator, is quite familiar with the American Jewish establishment. She is used to fighting against it. During the 2014 Gaza war, Zimmerman was one of the leaders of a group of young Jews that held regular protest vigils outside the offices of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, reading the names of Palestinians and Israelis killed in the conflict. She opposes Israel’s occupation, wants Hillel to allow participation by groups that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, is against Jewish federation funding for...
  • Russia starts S-300 missile systems deliveries to Iran

    04/11/2016 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 11, 2016 4:48 PM EDT
    A senior Russian official says Moscow has started delivering S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who spoke on Monday on Ekho Moskvy radio, wouldn’t say how many systems have been delivered or provide any other specifics. […] The S-300 deal has long worried the U.S. and Israel, which see it as destabilizing. …
  • US open to 'new arrangement' on Iran's missile tests

    04/07/2016 5:55:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 4:31 PM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while America’s Sunni allies in the Persian Gulf said Iran must stop sending forces to Syria and weapons to Yemen if it wants to normalize ties with its neighbors. Setting the stage for President Barack Obama’s summit with regional leaders in Saudi Arabia later this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to advance a series of proposals aimed at easing Arabs’ concerns about...
  • Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender

    04/06/2016 12:50:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | April 05, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world. The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place.
  • 'Madmen' must not be allowed to get nuclear material: Obama

    04/02/2016 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 2, 2016 10:20am EDT | Roberta Rampton, Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom
    U.S. President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to do more to safeguard vulnerable nuclear facilities to prevent “madmen” from groups like Islamic State from getting their hands on an atomic weapon or a radioactive “dirty bomb.” Speaking at a nuclear security summit in Washington, Obama said the world faced a persistent and evolving threat of nuclear terrorism despite progress in reducing such risks. “We cannot be complacent,” he said. Obama said no group had succeeded in obtaining bomb materials but that al Qaeda had long sought them, and he cited actions by Islamic State militants behind recent attacks...
  • Foreign fighters are evading Europe's security net

    04/02/2016 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2016 9:05 AM EDT | Lorne Cook and Dominique Soguel
    When Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the Brussels Airport check-in area, killing and maiming scores of travelers, it was at least the third time he had passed unimpeded through an airport terminal in recent months. Suspected by Turkey of being a “foreign terrorist fighter” and known at home in Belgium as an ex-con wanted for parole violations, Bakraoui was still allowed to board a commercial airliner unaccompanied last summer, flying freely from Istanbul to the Netherlands and disappearing without a trace. The ease with which he did so raises questions about how much governments know about the movements...
  • Obama can't say who we're at war with

    01/08/2010 11:07:45 PM PST · by JLS · 43 replies · 1,258+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 8 January 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Not long after the Ayatollah Khomeini announced his fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the British novelist suddenly turned up on a Muslim radio station in West London late one night and told his interviewer he'd converted to Islam. Marvelous religion, couldn't be happier, Allahu Akbar and all that. And the Ayatollah said hey, that's terrific news, glad to hear it. But we're still gonna kill you.
  • Obama hails Iran deal as a model for nuclear diplomacy

    04/01/2016 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 11:14 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama hailed the nuclear deal with Iran on Friday as a “substantial success” and a model for future diplomacy, as world leaders took stock of the world’s most worrisome nuclear threats. Hosting his last nuclear security summit, Obama sought to use the controversial Iran deal as an argument for his carrot-and-stick approach to deterring nuclear proliferation, and he credited Iran with taking steps to meet its commitments. Critics of the deal in the U.S. and abroad are livid about the sanctions relief Iran is receiving in response. “It will take time for Iran to reintegrate in the global...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Says ‘Love’ Will Defeat Islamic State

    03/30/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2016 | Ben Kew
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out against the “fear and distrust” caused by recent Islamist terror attacks and has called for more “love” as a means of stopping them. The billionaire Facebook owner argued that recent attacks in Belgium, Turkey, and Pakistan are specifically designed to “sow seeds of hatred” between countries and their Islamic communities.
  • North Korea threatens China with a 'nuclear storm'

    03/31/2016 4:00:20 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | March 31, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    The United Nations' recently implemented sanctions against North Korea are already driving a wedge between longtime allies North Korea and China, a document from the Workers' Party of North Korea reveals. In the document, the Workers' Party condemns Beijing for partaking in the sanctions aimed at curbing North Korea's nuclear program and urges its people to confront China with a "nuclear storm" for its alleged "betrayal of socialism," Daily NK reports.
  • Officials: US mulls new rules on dollars to help Iran

    03/31/2016 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 31, 2016 3:35 AM EDT | Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee
    The Obama administration may soon tell foreign governments and banks they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran, officials told The Associated Press, describing an arcane tweak to U.S. financial rules that could prove significant for Tehran’s sanctions-battered economy. While no decision is final, U.S. officials familiar with internal discussions said the Treasury Department is considering issuing a general license that would permit offshore financial institutions to access dollars for foreign currency trades in support of legitimate business with Iran, a practice that is currently illegal. Several restrictions would apply, but such a license...
  • Ayatollah: Our Missiles Are ‘a Source of Happiness’ for Nations Wronged by US, Israel

    03/31/2016 8:11:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 30, 2016 | 10:32 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared Wednesday that Iran’s ballistic missile capabilities are crucial for the country’s defense, and — in an apparent swipe at an influential former president — added that those who argue that this is a time for talks rather than for missiles are either ignorant or traitors. At a time when some U.N. Security Council members are mulling a response to Iran’s recent missile launches, Khamenei used an address to Iranians marking the birthday of Mohammed’s youngest daughter to laud the program. He praised the recent demonstrations of missile prowess by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps...
  • Trump would consider letting Japan and South Korea build nuclear arsenals

    03/26/2016 6:35:20 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2016, | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump would consider allowing Japan and South Korea to build their own nuclear arsenals instead of depending on the U.S. for their protection against North Korea and China, he said in an interview with The New York Times published Saturday. “There’ll be a point at which we’re just not going to be able to do it anymore,” Trump said, pointing at what he calls a “severely depleted” military. “We have nuclear arsenals which are in very terrible shape,” he said. “They don’t even know if they work.” “If the United States keeps on its path, its current path of...
  • Isreal Ex-ambassador: Obama 'fabricated' diplomatic crises with Israel

    03/25/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 7 replies
    Isreali News ^ | 3/25/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Last year, Kulanu MK and former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren received heavy criticism in some circles for his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. With the release of the book’s Hebrew edition, Oren spoke to Arutz Sheva, discussing in depth the tensions between Israel and the Obama administration and the push back he received for the English edition. The book, which created controversy for what some considered an unfair portrayal of President Barack Obama, elicited rare public condemnations from senior officials, including former US special envoy to the Middle Easy Martin Indyk. “When I wrote...
  • Terrorists have the 'means, knowledge and information' to create a nuclear bomb warns UN atomic…

    03/25/2016 8:43:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:38 EST, 25 March 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    Terrorists have the “means, knowledge and information” to create a nuclear bomb, the head of the UN atomic watchdog has warned in the wake of the Brussels attacks. The warnings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano come just days before world leaders meet for an important summit against “nuclear terrorism”. “Terrorism is spreading and the possibility of using nuclear material cannot be excluded,” Mr. Amano told AFP. “Member states need to have sustained interest in strengthening nuclear security.” […] “Dirty bombs will be enough to [drive] any big city in the world into panic,” Mr. Amano...
  • Obama Says Climate Change Is a 'Major' Problem, But ISIS 'Not an Existential Threat'

    03/24/2016 7:28:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2016 | 7:03 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Groups like ISIL can’t destroy us, they can’t defeat us,” President Obama told reporters in Argentina on Wednesday. “They’re not an existential threat to us,” he said. A few sentences later, he described climate change as a “major” problem. […] “And so it’s important for the U.S. president and the U.S. government to be able to work with people who are building and who are creating things and creating jobs and trying to solve major problems like climate change…” At the same news conference, Obama thanked the Argentine president for supporting the Paris climate change agreement. It is worth remembering...
  • Biden defends Israel and takes a shot at Trump

    03/21/2016 8:19:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2016 | Greg Jaffe
    Vice President Biden delivered a passionate defense Sunday of President Obama’s policy toward Israel and took a direct shot at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s divisive and polarizing rhetoric. Biden, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference in Washington, where Trump is expected to appear Monday, didn’t mention the billionaire businessman by name. But it was clear that he was speaking of Trump when he condemned those political candidates who seek to divide Americans. “As the Jewish people know better than any other people, any action that marginalizes one religious or ethnic group imperils us all,” Biden...
  • Biden reassures pro-Israel group of unwavering support

    03/20/2016 10:29:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2016 10:57 PM EDT
    Vice President Joe Biden reassured a leading pro-Israel group the Obama administration stands firmly by its Mideast ally and said the Iran nuclear agreement will make the region more safe. He told a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday night that: “Iran is much, much further away from obtaining a nuclear weapon than they were a year ago.” He said the U.S. is watching and “if Iran violates the deal, the United States will act.” …
  • Obama to Iranians: Benefits of nuclear deal are 'undeniable'

    03/19/2016 7:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2016 4:57 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the benefits of the Iranian nuclear deal are “undeniable” although it may still take time for people to begin enjoying them. Obama says the deal makes it possible for Iran to rejoin the global economy through increased trade and investment, creating jobs and opportunities for Iranians to sell their goods around the world. …
  • UN: Canada to resume funding agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA)

    03/16/2016 3:27:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2016 4:42 PM EDT
    … A statement Wednesday says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pleased that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government decided to restart the funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency. Canada discontinued the funding in 2010 during the administration of Conservative leader Stephen Harper amid criticism that the agency funded schools that had become hotbeds of anti-Israeli extremism. …
  • Kasich suggests he'd shoot down Russian plane if no-fly zone violated

    03/14/2016 8:06:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/10/15 | REBECCA SHABAD
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested Wednesday that if Russian planes were to violate a no-fly zone in Syria, he would order them to be shot down. "If they flew in once, maybe I'd let them fly out, but they wouldn't fly out a second time," Kasich said on FM NewsTalk 97.1 radio. A no-fly currently doesn't exist because the administration believes the costs outweigh the benefits of coordinating one. Kasich is among several presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton, who support a no-fly zone.