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  • Islamic State document reveals plan to bring 'end of the world'

    07/31/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan, obtained by the American Media Institute and reviewed by USA Today, reveals that the extremist group wants to build a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan to trigger an Armageddon-like "end of the world" war in India. The 32-page Urdu-language document also details machinations to attack U.S. soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan and target American diplomats and Pakistani officials. AMI obtained the document from a Pakistani citizen with connections to the Pakistani Taliban and had it independently translated from Urdu by Harvard researcher and translator Mustafa Samdani. The document,...
  • UK, US turn blind eye to Islamic State oil sales

    07/31/2015 8:08:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 7/31/15 | Nafeez Ahmed
    Amid the scramble for Kurdistan’s oil and gas wealth, the US and UK are tied to Kurdish and Turkish institutions accused of facilitating IS oil sales Key allies in the US and UK led war on Islamic State (IS) are covertly financing the terrorist movement according to senior political sources in the region. US and British oil companies are heavily invested in the murky geopolitical triangle sustaining IS’ black market oil sales.The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq and Turkish military intelligence have supported secret IS oil smuggling operations and supplied arms to the terror group, according to Kurdish, Iraqi...
  • Store owner refuses to sell guns to Muslims

    07/31/2015 7:31:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    WNYT ^ | 7/31/15 | Samantha DiMascio
    ST. JOHNSVILLE - It's a powerful, but polarizing point of view. The owner of J.J.'s Sporting Goods announced he will no longer sell guns to Muslims. The decision is getting mixed reaction both on social media and within the small, tight-knit community of St. Johnsville. John Swartz says after the attack at the recruiting station in Tennessee, he can't in good conscience sell guns to Muslims. Swartz said his logic mainly roots from fear of not being able to tell the difference between a radical Muslim and a law abiding citizen. He said that leaves him with little choice, but...
  • Iran’s foreign minister: Israel should disarm, too

    07/31/2015 7:12:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 31, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Now that Iran has agreed to curb its nuclear program, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says it’s time for Israel to follow suit and abandon its long-rumored nuclear arsenal. “Iran’s push for a ban on weapons of mass destruction in its regional neighbourhood has been consistent,” Zarif wrote in an editorial for the Guardian. “And while Iran has received the support of some of its Arab friends in this endeavour, Israel — home to the Middle East’s only nuclear weapons programme — has been the holdout.” The nuclear deal signed in Vienna by Iran and the P 5 + 1 countries...
  • Osama Bin Laden's 'stepmother and sister among four killed' after their private jet crashes

    07/31/2015 7:01:25 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 31 | Darren Boyle
    Four people have been killed when a private jet owned by Osama Bin Laden’s family crashed in a fireball after overshooting a runway while trying to land outside London. The £7million Embraer Phenom 300 was owned by Salem Aviation in Jeddah, which is controlled by the dead terrorist’s family. The Brazilian-built aircraft exploded after ploughing into a carpark killing the pilot and three passengers - believed to be members of the Bin Laden family. ] Saudi Arabian media reported that Osama Bin Laden's stepmother and sister were among the four people killed, as well as their Jordanian pilot.
  • NEW VIDEO: Tom Cotton hits back at Obama admin over SECRET SIDE DEALS with Iran

    07/31/2015 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/15 | The Right Scoop
    Tom Cotton is hitting back at the Obama administration after they mocked him on the Iran secret side deals, calling him the ‘international man of mystery’ the other day. He wants to know why they can’t get their story straight on these Iran secret side deals. Watch:
  • Blue State Blues: Barack Obama’s Antisemitic Rant on the Iran Deal

    07/31/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/31/15 | Joel Pollack
    President Barack Obama is using anti-Jewish language to sell the Iran deal. Some critics made that claim a week ago, when Obama complained about “the money” and “the lobbyists” on the other side of the debate over the Iran nuclear deal. This week, Obama proved it. On Thursday, Obama led a conference call with left-wing activists in which he repeatedly railed against his political opponents by using the old canard of rich Jews using their money to exert control. Accusing critics of the deal of being “opposed to any deal with Iran”–i.e. of advocating war–Obama railed against “well-financed” lobbyists, as...
  • Six Myths about the Coup against Iran's Mossadegh (Not democratically elected)

    07/31/2015 12:01:26 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 3 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 9/2/2014 | Morgan Carlston
    The United States government, namely the CIA, is often blamed for the August 1953 coup removing Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh from power, however a careful examination of older studies, in addition to newly accessible information, reveal that common conceptions of the events and chronology are flawed, despite their prevalence. One reason why these misconception exist is that many files from US government sources relating to this time period, and in particular to this event, remain classified or are otherwise inaccessible (most CIA documents regarding the events have allegedly been destroyed). Under United States law, special exceptions can be made...
  • Obama: If Congress Blocks My Iran Deal, I’ll Ignore The Law & Do It Anyway

    07/31/2015 4:27:40 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 55 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 07-31-2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    How very fascist. So, Obama is saying that if Congress doesn’t play ball on approving the Iran deal, he might just go ahead and do it anyway. That violates the Constitution and the law. Technically he can’t do it – oh, but he will. Notice how Kerry sidestepped the issue? If Obama does this and isn’t made to answer for it or stopped, that’s the end of our Constitutional Republic and the actual beginning of a dictatorship.
  • OBAMA GOES NUCLEAR ON IRAN DEAL OPPONENTS

    07/31/2015 3:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama has decided that two wildly unpopular policies, one foreign and one domestic, will be the final legacy of his wildly unpopular administration. The domestic policy is gun control. The foreign policy is Iranian nukes. While Americans will be disarmed, Iran will be getting ready for its ballistic missiles. Ramming through wildly unpopular policies is what this administration does best. More than anything else, this administration will be remembered for the mix of bullying, smears, pop culture distractions, outright lies, bureaucratic sabotage and blatant lawbreaking with which it achieved its policy goals.
  • Does Iran Already Have Nuclear Weapons?

    07/31/2015 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2015 | Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    What happens to the Iran nuclear deal if Iran already has a nuclear weapon? Both Iran and North Korea were part of the A.Q. Kahn proliferation network, and bilateral trade in oil and weapons has continued despite UN resolutions designed to stop it. Ballistic missile cooperation is documented, and nuclear cooperation has been an unspoken theme in Washington. Pyongyang helped Damascus, Iran’s ally, build a secret reactor. There are reports that North Korean experts visited Iran in May to help Iran with its missile program. Pressed by reporters on the subject of North Korea-Iran nuclear cooperation a few weeks ago,...
  • Hillary Clinton Emails: 1,300 Messages From Private Account Released

    07/31/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 31, 2015 | By JUSTIN FISHEL
    The State Department released a third batch of highly sought after emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial private email account today. Posted on the State Department's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website, the collection includes just over 1,300 emails all dated in 2009. One email sent to Secretary Clinton in November of 2009 shows how then-Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill described Iraqis as "a collective pain in the neck." The State Department has established a full-time staff, with one project manager, two case analysts, nine FOIA reviewers and a slew of additional information analysts who have been...
  • Live Webcast: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran (Tuesday at 1PM ET - submit questions now)

    07/31/2015 12:36:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Jewish Federations from across North America and the member organizations of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations are honored to host a LIVE webcast featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, August 4 at 1PM ET. Please register for this event here. Please submit a short question for the Prime Minister below.
  • Palestinian baby killed in West Bank terror attack

    07/31/2015 10:52:26 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/31/15 | Tovah Lazaroff
    A Palestinian toddler was killed and three members of his family were injured in a deadly arson attack on their home by suspected Israeli extremists early Friday morning, in the village of Duma, in the northern area of the West Bank, outside the city of Nablus. Another girl, who was in their home at the time was lightly injured from smoke inhalation, according to the IDF.
  • U.S. intelligence assessment focuses on cockpit activities of MH370

    07/31/2015 6:28:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 2015/07/30 | Evan Perez
    U.S. intelligence assessment focuses on cockpit activities of MH370 By Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter Updated 2359 GMT (0659 HKT) July 30, 2015 (CNN)—A preliminary assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies, produced in the wake of the MH370 disaster, suggested it was likely someone in the cockpit deliberately caused the aircraft's movements to go off course before the Malaysian airliner disappeared. Two U.S. officials briefed on the matter said the assessment, which was not intended for public release, was prepared months ago and was solely based on available satellite and other evidence, and not based on more detailed findings by investigators....
  • Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert [to Catholicism, says Amnesty International]

    07/31/2015 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 8:42 AM EDT | Carley Petesch
    Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday. […] Widespread human rights abuses committed by Seleka led to the formation of a Christian militia known as the anti-Balaka, who have targeted Muslims and sent tens of thousands fleeing to neighboring countries. Muslims told Amnesty International they’ve been forced to convert or hide practices. “We had no choice but to join the Catholic Church. The anti-balaka swore they’d kill us if we didn’t,” said a 23-year-old man in the Sangha-Mbaere prefecture,...
  • "Lone Wolf" or Jihadi?

    07/31/2015 5:51:00 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 31 July 15 | Christopher Holton
    14 years ago America sent its military heroes overseas to defend us from Jihad. Today, local police officers and sheriff’s deputies are being tasked with protecting military personnel and installations here in the United States from Jihad. This is a profound shift in the nature of the war which is, unfortunately, lost on the vast majority of Americans, including our elected and appointed officials. The global Jihadist insurgency has clearly become embedded in America and it is likely to get worse before it gets better. And the tip of the spear in this phase of the war is not our...
  • Senior Western official: Links between Turkey and ISIS are now 'undeniable'

    07/29/2015 6:53:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/28/2015 | Natasha Bertrand
    A US-led raid on the compound housing the Islamic State's "chief financial officer" produced evidence that Turkish officials directly dealt with ranking ISIS members, Martin Chulov of the Guardian reported recently. The officer killed in the raid, Islamic State official Abu Sayyaf, was responsible for directing the terror army's oil and gas operations in Syria. The Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) earns up to $10 million a month selling oil on black markets.
  • DEM CONGRESSMAN: WITH SANCTIONS RELIEF, IRAN CAN JUST BUY A NUKE FROM NORTH KOREA

    07/31/2015 5:42:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are a whole lot of things with Obama's Iran deal and even Democrats are pointing out some of the absurdities of it. REP. BRAD SHERMAN (D-CA): I talked to [President Obama] about a host of things. One concern I have is whether Iran will simply be able to purchase a bomb from North Korea. This deal will give them $56 billion. Iran has already spent over $100 billion on the program because what it wants is indigenous weapons technology that it can develop and export without having to rely on a crazy dictator in North Korea, but if it...
  • KERRY: IRAN'S "DEATH TO AMERICA" DOESN'T MEAN THEY WANT TO KILL US

    07/31/2015 5:39:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/01/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry is still seeking a nuanced explanation for Iran's government saying, "Death to America". He called the Iranian government's cries of "Death to America" "not helpful" and suggested that the Supreme Leader might not really mean it. And now Kerry would like to emphasize that aside from the "Death to America" chants and the nuclear bombs and constant threats of war, at no time was he made aware of an Iranian plan to destroy America. When Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday to defend the Iran nuclear agreement, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas)...
  • IDF Mobilizes After PLO Blames Israel for Arson Attack

    07/31/2015 12:59:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/15
    The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA) holds the Israeli government "fully responsible" for the death of a toddler in an arson attack Friday in the Samaria Arab village of Duma, it announced Friday, in an incident the IDF has labeled "Jewish terror." "We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the brutal assassination of the toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement, according to AFP. "This is a direct consequence of decades of impunity given by the Israeli government to settler terrorism." Four family members of the one-and-a-half year-old...
  • Iran orders from China 150 J-10 fighter jets that incorporate Israeli technology

    07/30/2015 10:25:56 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | July 30, 2015
    Iran is about to conclude a transaction with China for the purchase of the Chengdu J-10 multirole jet fighter, known in the West as the Vigorous Dragon, according to an exclusive report from DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources. Beijing has agreed to sell Tehran 150 of these sophisticated jets. While the Chinese J-10 is comparable to the US F-16, our sources report that it is virtually a replica of the Lavi, the super-fighter developed by Israel’s aerospace industry in the second half of the 80s. Israel sold China the technology, after Washington insisted on Its discontinuing the Lavi’s production. The...
  • Iran Announces Two New Nuclear Facilities

    07/30/2015 7:45:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 7/30/2015, 7:02 PM | Ari Yashar
    Just half a month after the Iran nuclear deal was signed in Vienna on July 14, the Islamic republic of Iran announced on Thursday that it plans to build two new nuclear facilities in its southeastern Makran region on the Indian Ocean. Mohammad Ahmadian, Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), announced the plans as quoted by the semi-official Fars News Agency. “Two 100MW (megawatt) nuclear reactors will be constructed on Makran coastline of the Sea of Oman to generate electricity,” Ahmadian declared. […] The nuclear deal stipulates that Iran will not build any new uranium enrichment...
  • U.S. defends Turks' bombing of American ally [Kurds]

    07/30/2015 7:24:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 7/30/15 | F. Michael Maloof
    The Defense Department is defending Turkey’s decision to bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Syria amid concern that the NATO member is using its alliance with the U.S. against ISIS as a pretext to defeat an old enemy, the independence-minded Kurdish Workers Party, or PKK, which also is assisting the U.S. against the jihadist army that has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. After the PKK claimed responsibility for the execution-style murder of two Turkish police officers near the Syrian border, Turkey bombed PKK fighters in northern Syria and non-PKK...
  • Admiral: Carrier gap in Persian Gulf hinders war effort

    07/30/2015 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Herosmith · 22 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 30, 2015 | Travis J. Tritten and Chris Church
    WASHINGTON — A rare gap in the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall could hinder military capabilities in the war against the Islamic State, the Obama administration’s nominee to lead the Navy told the Senate Thursday. Adm. John Richardson conceded the effects of a two-month gap in carrier presence — the first since 2007 — under intense questioning from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the Senate Armed Services Committee weighs whether approve the admiral’s nomination as chief of naval operations. “Without that carrier, that will be a detriment to our capability, yes, sir,” Richardson...
  • AP Reporter Mocks State Dept Spox Over Iran Secret Deal

    07/30/2015 4:51:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | by Blake Seitz
    AP reporter Matt Lee sparred with a State Department spokesperson who insisted the administration was adequately briefed on a side deal between the IAEA and Iran, despite not having read it. “We haven’t received a written copy of it, but we have been briefed on its contents,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said. “So someone with a photographic memory has looked at it and copied everything down in their brain and then repeated it up on the Hill?” Lee asked. The Obama administration has defended this anti-transparency measure, calling it standard practice and objecting to the term “secret deal.”...
  • Egypt, Saudi Arabia aim to enhance cooperation

    07/30/2015 4:43:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 1:33 PM EDT
    Egypt and Saudi Arabia say they aim to boost military, economic, and social ties and pursue their common interests. In a statement released after a meeting between President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday, el-Sissi’s office says the two leaders also will work to create a joint Arab military force. …
  • Congress Must Reject the Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 4:41:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    TIME ^ | July 30, 2015 | Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Ron DeSantis
    Over the last several months the Obama Administration has consistently maintained that no deal with Iran is better than a bad deal, but we now know this claim — as with many claims made throughout these negotiations — was merely political spin. The deal announced by the Obama Administration last week provides Iran with $150 billion in unfrozen assets with which to fund terrorism, puts our national security at risk, and does little to stop Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon. For these reasons and others we believe that Congress must reject this deal. President Obama promised that a deal...
  • PM Netanyahu Speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (discusses Iran, regional challenges)

    07/30/2015 3:31:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    PMO ^ | 30/07/2015
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two discussed the nuclear agreement with Iran, regional challenges and bilateral relations. Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed his concern over the danger posed by the nuclear agreement and said that it would allow Iran to break out and arm itself with nuclear weapons within 10-15 years should it honor the agreement and within a shorter time if it violates the agreement. He added that the hundreds of billions of dollars that will flow into Iran would serve to arm the terrorist organizations that it operates in the Middle East...
  • Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on...

    07/30/2015 3:23:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 30, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on Clinton Emails (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry asked a court to delay by nearly 40 days his obligation to answer a Judicial Watch lawsuit that seeks to force Kerry to take steps to “recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on May 28, and the State Department is obligated to...
  • PM: 'We aren't partners at the table; we are a meal on the menu' (Bibi on Iran "deal")

    07/30/2015 3:25:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | July 29, 2015
    Netanyahu responds to news that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will skip Israel during upcoming visit to the region • CNN poll: 52% of Americans say Congress should reject deal with Iran • Kerry: "Nothing in this deal is built on trust. Nothing." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday responded to U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, both of whom have lashed out at the prime minister for his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. Upon learning that Kerry will skip Israel on his upcoming visit to the region, Netanyahu said: "Really, Kerry has...
  • U.S.-Trained Anti-ISIS Commander Kidnapped in Syria

    07/30/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/30/2015 | By ANNE BARNARD and KARAM SHOUMALI
    BAGHDAD — The commander of a group of Syrian fighters trained by the United States has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, his group said in a statement Thursday. The commander, Nadeem Hassan, and seven of his fighters were taken by the Nusra Front, a rival of the Islamic State in Syria, as they were returning from a meeting in Turkey. A contingent of 54 fighters from Mr. Hassan’s group, known as Division 30, are the only ones who have graduated from a Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in Syria. One the...
  • Iran: Obama Admin Lying About Nuclear Deal for ‘Domestic Consumption’

    07/30/2015 7:35:26 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | dam Kredo
    Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details of the recent nuclear accord in order to soothe fears among U.S. lawmakers and Americans about the implications of the deal, which will release billions of dollars to the Islamic Republic while temporarily freezing its nuclear program, according to reports from Iran’s state-controlled media.
  • Kerry: We Don't Have 'Access' to the 'Actual Agreement' on Iran Side Deals

    07/30/2015 6:45:06 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted he does not have “access” to the secret deal between the IAEA and Iran on the enforcement of inspections and has only been briefed on the agreements when pressed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX). Partial transcript: KERRY: “No I haven’t seen it. I’ve been briefed on it. And –” POE: “–But you haven’t read it, you haven’t seen it.” KERRY: “No because it’s in the possession of the IAEA.” POE: “Are you going to read it?” KERRY: “We don’t have access...
  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 102 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Kerry: ‘I Have No Specific Knowledge of a Plan by Iran to Actually Destroy Us’

    07/30/2015 9:29:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 8:40 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he does not know whether the Iranian regime truly wants to destroy America, but views its policy as one “of opposition to us and of great enmity.” When Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday to defend the Iran nuclear agreement, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) asked him about Tehran’s policy in the light of the “death to America” chants common at events presided over by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hasan Rouhani. […] “Do you think it’s their policy to destroy us?” (Poe said.) “I think they have a...
  • Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter for Obama terror comments

    07/30/2015 9:05:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday for his harsh rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal. Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, has repeatedly warned in recent days that the agreement would mean President Barack Obama's administration is essentially sponsoring terrorism. "If this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become the leading financier of terrorism against America in the world," Cruz said in a July 15 Fox News interview, for example. He added: "I've heard this referred to before as the 'Jihadist Stimulus Bill.'" But Romney argued on Twitter that Cruz's comments undermine...
  • Feds: 664,607 illegals granted amnesty, some linked to terrorism, gangs

    07/30/2015 9:03:31 AM PDT · by FourtySeven · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/29/2015 | Paul Bedard
    The administration's program to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program has given the green light to 664,607 since 2012, including several linked to fraud, terrorism and gangs, according to the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. ... USCIS said it is also producing 144,275 "employment authorization documents" each month, and has the capability to approve 400,000 work permits a month. ... As of March, 664,607 of applications derided by critics as "amnesty" were approved. Of those granted amnesty, at least 49 had gang ties, six had a possible link to terrorism and 3,959...
  • Afghan Taliban: ‘Family’ of Mullah Omar confirm his death

    07/30/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 10:09 AM EDT | Lynne O’Donnell and Kathy Gannon
    The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness. The statement, emailed to The Associated Press on Thursday, didn’t say when he died. It followed an announcement from the Kabul government the day before. Senior Taliban figures have also told the AP that Mullah Omar died. The statement says it’s being issued in the name of Mullah Omar’s brother, Mullah Abdul Manan, and his son, Mohammad Yaqub. It apologizes for “any mistakes Mullah Omar (made) during his rule of Afghanistan.” …
  • General Martin Dempsey Undermines Obama’s Case for Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 7:29:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s claim that Congress must either back his deal with Iran or plan for war does not square with the advice he has received from his top general, Senate lawmakers learned on Wednesday. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, never presented Obama with such a binary choice. “At no time did that come up in our conversation nor did I make that comment,” Dempsey told Senator Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) during a Senate hearing on the Iran deal. “I can tell you that we have a range of options and I always present them.”...
  • JOHN KERRY IS BLOWING THE IRAN NUKE DEAL

    07/30/2015 7:01:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Want to buy a used nuclear Armageddon from Hanoi John? It’s hard to imagine a worse salesman for the Iran deal than John Kerry. Kerry couldn’t sell himself to Americans as a presidential candidate. Now he has to sell a nuclear Armageddon to Americans. National security was Kerry’s undoing during his presidential campaign. He had shot American soldiers in the back during Vietnam to build a base for his own political future. He had eagerly pandered to Marxist-Leninist terrorists who massacred native peoples and burned their churches. He had been for the Iraq War before he was against it and...
  • ISIS preparing to attack India to provoke confrontation with the US, says report

    07/30/2015 2:53:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Mumbai DNA India ^ | July 29, 2015
    "The document warns that 'preparations' for an attack in India are underway and predicts that an attack will provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America," the report said. The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror. An investigative story published yesterday by the USA Today and reported by American Media Institute refers to a 32- page Urdu document obtained from a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani...
  • Sunni Arab Nations Are Israel's Allies,' Says Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General

    07/30/2015 12:10:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 30, 2015
    The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s Sunni Arab nations “Israel’s allies.” Gold used the term twice in a presentation Wednesday in New York focused on the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal. “What we have is a regime on a roll that is trying to conquer the Middle East,” Gold said of Iran, “and it’s not Israel talking, that is our Sunni Arab neighbors — and you know what? I’ll use another expression – that is our Sunni Arab allies talking.” Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and a longtime...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Gets Support of House Israel Backer, Sander Levin

    07/29/2015 8:31:30 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28 2015
    WASHINGTON — Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member now in the House, said Tuesday that he would support the Iran nuclear accord, lending a hefty voice of approval in a chamber deeply skeptical of the deal. “Israel’s security has and always will be of critical importance to me and our country,” Mr. Levin said in a lengthy statement explaining his decision. “I believe that Israel, the region and the world are far more secure if Iran does not move toward possession of a nuclear weapon. I believe the agreement is the best way to...
  • Kasich Wouldn't Cancel Iran Deal, Would Send Troops To Fight ISIS

    07/29/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Shahien Nasiripour
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, suggested that he wouldn't immediately revoke President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran if he were to be elected president. But he would send U.S. ground troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State, the radical group known as ISIS or ISIL that has taken control of a huge swath of Syria and Iraq.
  • Yakub Memon Hanged in Nagpur Jail

    07/29/2015 7:27:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    NDTV.com ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Cheat Sheet
    Video: Yakub Memon was convicted for helping finance the serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993 in which 257 people were killed. NEW DELHI: Yakub Memon, convicted as "a driving spirit" for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, was hanged a little before 7 am at Nagpur Central Prison. At 5 am, the Supreme Court had rejected his last-minute petition to stop his hanging after an unprecedented middle-of-the-night hearing. Here are the 10 latest developments: 1. President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy petition sent to him on Wednesday. 2. Activists and Memon's lawyers told the Supreme Court in a late-night appeal...
  • 14-Year-Old Palestinian Girl Hopes Israel <em>Disappears

    07/29/2015 6:52:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/29/15 | Trey Sanchez
    A 14-year-old Palestinian girl has garnered international attention recently after being brought to tears by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told the young girl that her family may be deported because Germany "can't manage" everyone coming from refugee camps. And now she's back in the headlines after telling German paper Die Welt her feelings on Israel: My hope is that at some time, [Israel] is no longer there, but only Palestine. This country should no longer be called Israel, but Palestine. It is reported that Reem Sahwil, quoted above, was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon but currently...
  • Kerry Acknowledges Iran ‘May’ Use Weapons Obtained Through Agreement to Kill Americans, Israelis

    07/29/2015 5:28:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 28, 2015 | 10:02 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry conceded on Tuesday that Iran “may” use weapons that it will acquire as a result of restrictions being lifted under the nuclear agreement to kill Americans and Israelis. Appearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to defend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Kerry was asked about recent belligerent statements by Iranian leaders. […] (Rep. Mo) Brooks … asked the secretary of state whether he believes that the Iranians “will use the conventional weapons made available by the Iran nuclear treaty to kill Americans or Israelis?” “Well, they may, they may,” Kerry said, adding...
  • Kerry: Iran Deal Not a Treaty ‘Because You Can’t Pass a Treaty Anymore’ (quoi?)

    07/29/2015 5:22:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 4:10 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The White House did not pursue the nuclear agreement with Iran as an international treaty, because getting U.S. Senate advice and consent for a treaty has “become physically impossible,” Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers on Tuesday. At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Kerry was asked about the administration’s approach of seeking a political accord between governments rather than an international treaty. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) recalled Kerry saying earlier in the hearing that if Congress rejects the JCPOA, other countries will in the future not...
  • Sheik in Al-Aqsa Mosque Address: The Caliphate Will Eliminate the West in Its Entirety

    07/29/2015 4:31:40 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 19 replies
    Memri tv ^ | 7/24/15
    During an address delivered at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 24, Sheik Ahmad Al-Dweik said that Allah had promised to restore the Islamic Caliphate and that it would "fight the U.S. and bring it down" and would "eliminate the West in its entirety." Following are excerpts: Ahmad Al-Dweik: We say to Iran, to the U.S., and to others: Allah has promised to grant victory and honor to this Islamic nation. Allah has promised to restore the Islamic Caliphate, whether the U.S., Iran, and the regional powers like it or not. Oh Muslims, you should know that this is the promise...