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  • Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal

    08/03/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/03/2015 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it. And Dov Hikind, a state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting the deal outside Schumer’s office....
  • New Q-poll shows Americans oppose Iran deal 2:1

    08/03/2015 7:17:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The more that the American people get a chance to look at the nuclear deal with Iran, the less they like it. Prior to the announcement of a deal (and the details of its commitments), public opinion favored a deal while remaining skeptical that it would stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. A week after the deal, a Pew poll showed a plurality opposed, 38/48; two weeks out, a CNN poll showed a majority opposed at 44/52.A new Quinnipiac poll shows a stronger majority opposed, but the worst aspect for the Obama administration is the collapse in support. Only...
  • Jeh Johnson: It's "Critical" We Don't Call ISIS "Islamic Extremism"

    08/03/2015 4:07:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Pam Key
    Last week at the The Aspen Security Forum 2015 held by The Aspen Institute, Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said it is “critical” we do not refer to ISIS as “Islamic extremism.”
  • DHS Chief: Don’t Call it 'Islamic Extremism' Because it Doesn’t Have Anything to Do With... [barf]

    08/02/2015 7:43:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/2/15 | Michael Graham
    Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says that the Islamic State wants to be viewed as Islamic, but they aren't. (video at link)During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, the interviewer asks if Johnson and DHS are missing the religious dimension of the terrorism we face by denying that it's inspired by Islam. "I couldn't disagree more," Johnson says.Disagree with what?Even if you buy Johnson's intellectually feeble claim that the Koran-quoting, Allah-praising, Halal-keeping members of Islamic State have "no connection to Islam," they certainly believe they do. Denying a connection between al Qaeda and Islam would be like...
  • Islamic State in West Africa slits the throats of 16 Christian fishermen

    08/02/2015 7:10:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/2/15 | Robert Spencer
    Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State last February and changed its name to the Islamic State in West Africa last April. The murder of these 29 Christians will pass unnoticed by their brethren in the West, since, you know, talking about it could harm “Muslim-Christian dialogue.” The weak and pusillanimous Christian leaders of the West, bleating “Be Not Afraid” while they cower in fear, will not be remembered favorably by free Christians of the future, if there are any.“Boko Haram Slits the Throats of Sixteen Christian Fishermen,” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, August 1, 2015 (thanks to TheReligionofPeace.com):...
  • Speech on Khamenei Website: Hillary Clinton ‘Confessed’ That US Created ISIS

    08/02/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 2, 2015 | 8:31 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech last month repeated his periodic claim of a U.S. hand behind the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the posted text alluded to a year-old conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton had admitted as much in her memoir. “Some Americans have confessed in their own memoirs [including Hillary Clinton’s memoirs] that they have played a role in creating, developing and establishing DAESH and today too, they are supporting them,” Khamenei told an Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) gathering of government officials and Islamic ambassadors on July 18,...
  • Behind the Lines: Erdogan’s bait and switch

    08/02/2015 5:36:38 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jonathan Spyer
    Turkey’s recent intervention aims to prevent the emergence of a de facto Kurdish sovereignty stretching along its southeastern border The latest events in northern Syria constitute a bold move by the Turkish leadership to deal with a most pressing problem, from their point of view. That problem is not the continued existence of the Assad regime, far to the south. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would certainly like to see the end of this regime. But its continued truncated existence between Damascus and the coast and in isolated spots elsewhere does not constitute an immediate danger for the Turkish leader. (snip)...
  • Wise-cracking US celebrities endorse Iran deal

    08/02/2015 1:27:21 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | 31 July 15 | Unattributed
    Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and a host of other celebrities star in a video backing Americas' nuclear deal with Iran, wise-cracking their way through an often surreal mixture of Hollywood, politics and diplomacy. The video uploaded this week onto YouTube comes as President Barack Obama's administration tries to sell the agreement to the public and a sceptical Congress.
  • Obama Strikes Again

    08/01/2015 4:51:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    While Israel and much of official Washington remain focused on the deal President Barack Obama just cut with the ayatollahs that gives them $150 billion and a guaranteed nuclear arsenal within a decade, Obama has already moved on – to Syria. Obama’s first hope was to reach a deal with his Iranian friends that would leave the Assad regime in place. But the Iranians blew him off. They know they don’t need a deal with Obama to secure their interests. Obama will continue to help them to maintain their power base in Syria though Hezbollah and the remains of the...
  • Donald Trump Just Announced His Pick for Attorney General – Hillary’s Worst Nightmare!

    08/01/2015 5:17:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 139 replies
    Political Insider ^ | July 27, 2015 | TPIWriter
    Donald Trump is taking the 2016 Presidential campaign by storm! Trump, who would be a bold defender of conservative principles in the White House, announced on Twitter who is pick for Attorney General is. His choice is South Carolina conservative Rep. Trey Gowdy (R), who continues to Chair the U.S. House of Representative’s Select Committee on Benghazi. Gowdy has been a consistent thorn in the side of the Obama administration, exposing the White House’s incompetence on issues ranging from amnesty, IRS abuses, and the illegal deletion of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. As Trump tweeted, “@HillaryClinton’s toast. Dems had...
  • Jerusalem Gay Pride: Israel teenage stabbing victim dies

    08/02/2015 10:36:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    A teenage girl who was stabbed at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem has died from her wounds. Shira Banki, 16, was one of six people attacked at the event on Thursday........ Yishal Schlissel, an ultra Orthodox Jew, who carried out a similar attack in 2005, was arrested at the scene. Dramatic images showed the suspect reaching inside his coat and raising a knife above his head. He then began stabbing marchers while screaming, before being tackled by a police officer....
  • Obama’s Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism

    07/31/2015 6:10:17 AM PDT · by A Vaster RightWing Conspirator · 14 replies
    consortiumnews.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jonathan Marshall
    Last year, Robert Kagan became one of the first neoconservatives to break with conservatives in Congress, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Netanyahu regime to warn about prospects for “a new Egyptian jihadist movement brought into existence by the military’s crackdown.” “To Israel, which has never supported democracy anywhere in the Middle East except Israel, the presence of a brutal military dictatorship bent on the extermination of Islamism is not only tolerable but desirable,” Kagan wrote. But “In Egypt, U.S. interests and Israel’s perceptions of its own interests sharply diverge. If one believes that any hope for moderation...
  • Nutty professor: Rutgers teacher who said US worse than ISIS has history of bizarre statements

    08/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/2015 | By Maxim Lott
    A Rutgers University professor who is under fire for saying that the U.S. is “more brutal” than ISIS has used racial slurs against white men, attacked a leading advocate against female genital mutilation and even led a successful protest last year to stop former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from speaking to students.Deepa Kumar, associate professor of journalism and media studies at New Jersey's main public university, made news recently by tweeting: “Yes ISIS is brutal, but US is more so, 1.3 million killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.” But that tweet, sent in March but only brought to prominent...
  • Gun used in Garland, Texas attempted terror attack may be from Fast and Furious

    08/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The gun used during the attempted terror attack on the “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas may have been bought from the Arizona store linked to Fast and Furious. Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday which also included the nugget that Nadir Soofi’s purchase was known by the federal government (emphasis mine). Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after...
  • Ammunition for the Royal Saudi Land Forces

    08/02/2015 6:55:09 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 8 replies
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for ammunition for the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of (1,000,000) 430/M430A1 40mm High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) Cartridges, (60,000) M456A1 105mm High Explosive Anti-Tank Tracer (HEAT-T) Cartridges, and (60,000) M107 155mm High Explosive (HE) Projectiles.
  • Turkey’s U-turn against ISIL creates doubts about real intentions

    08/01/2015 9:54:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    todayszaman.com ^ | August 01, 2015, Saturday/ 17:00:00/ | DENİZ ARSLAN / ANKARA
    ErdoÄźan's motives in launching a military operation against the PKK are being questioned in international circles, with claims surfacing that air strikes against ISIL are a cover-up for targeting Kurds. Turkey has been candid about being disturbed by the recent Syrian Kurdish advances against ISIL, and ErdoÄźan openly expressed that Turkey will never allow a Kurdish independent state in the region. Turkey says the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), have ties with the PKK. The PKK is classified as a terrorist organization by the US, but US officials say...
  • Homeland Security Chief: We won’t call Chattanooga ‘Islamic terrorism’ out of respect for Muslims

    Why won’t the Obama administration call Fort Hood Islamic Terrorism? Why aren’t they calling Chattanooga Islamic Terrorism? Because it’s disrespect to Muslims and Islam is about peace: ARUTZ SHEVA – Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the policy this past Friday at Aspen Institute’s annual security forum in Washington, D.C. He explained that though it was a Muslim terrorist who shot to death four unarmed Marines in Tennessee two weeks ago, the government will call the attack, and other similar ones, “violent extremism” and not “Islamic terrorism” – out of respect for the Muslim community. Johnson said it is “critical”...
  • Turkey Launches All-Out War: 260 Kurds Dead in a Week

    08/01/2015 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/8/15
    Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out with concerns growing over civilian casualties. Ankara has launched a two-pronged "anti-terror" offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants based in northern Iraq after a wave of attacks inside Turkey. But so far the bombardments have focused far more on the Kurdish rebels and a report by the official Anatolia news agency of 260 alleged PKK militants killed was the first...
  • What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the Chattanooga shooting will make your blood BOIL

    08/01/2015 6:38:10 AM PDT · by wtd · 42 replies
    Allen West ^ | August 1, 2015 | Allen B. West
    There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts. But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off. As reported ten days ago by Western Journalism, “A Navy officer and Marine reportedly returned fire at the shooter who killed five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., even though current policy does not permit military members to carry firearms on facilities such as those where the attack occurred....
  • What’s happening to this heroic Navy officer from the Chattanooga shooting will make your blood BOIL

    08/01/2015 12:51:09 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 40 replies
    http://allenbwest.com/ ^ | August 1, 2015 | Allen West
    I never like to be reactionary and follow anything that may just be hyperbole or conspiracy theory. That’s why I held off on addressing this issue until I got confirmation — which came Friday afternoon via text message. There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts. But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off. As reported ten days ago by Western Journalism, “A Navy...
  • Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Navy Lt. Commander will reportedly be charged for shooting at Chattanooga terrorist white chattanooga Lt Commander Timothy White and Islamist killer Muhammad Abdulazeez A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received...
  • Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt (Weekly Update)

    08/01/2015 10:40:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 31, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. This was quite the week for those of us demanding that the Obama IRS be held accountable to the rule of law for its abuse of innocent taxpayers. We received more documents that expose more Obama administration misconduct and lies in the IRS scandal. And...
  • This Is the Email a Former Clinton Aide Sent Hillary On How to Make Netanyahu’s ‘Politics Uneasy’

    08/01/2015 5:59:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 31, 2015 8:42pm | Oliver Darcy
    A former national security adviser to President Bill Clinton wrote an email to Hillary Clinton in 2009 advising the then-secretary of state how to deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he continued to “be the obstacle” in negotiations with Palestinians. The email from Samuel Berger advised Clinton on how to navigate the waters with Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Abu Mazen. “Going forward, if Bibi continues to be the obstacle, you will need to find the ground from which you can make his politics uneasy,” the September 22 email said. “I think you can do that even with current...
  • Islamic State document reveals plan to bring 'end of the world'

    07/31/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 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 · 28 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 · 40 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 Ł7million 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 · 14 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 · 26 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 · 58 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 · 30 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 · 26 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 · 20 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 · 11 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 · 28 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. …