Wednesday, February 8, 2017

STAND OFF WITH IRAN

Obama set out to go into history as the 'peace maker with Iran' and was willing to sacrifice everything to achieve it. The ideology of the Mullahs hasn't changed. The free world has capitulated and Iran knows it: the Mullahs continue their hostilities posing a first test to the Trump administration. 

UPDATE: Col. Oliver North said on Hannity yesterday that there is cooperation between Israel and the Saudis with Sunni adversaries of the Shiite regime in Tehran. He said the US and allies don't have to take out the nuclear sites in Iran because the Arab allies are already on it. There are also rumors of regime change plots in Tehran.






Feb. 2, 2017


IRAN: US REPETITIVE, BASELESS AND PROVOCATIVE


Today President Trump weighed in on the notice delivered to Iran yesterday by Gen. Michael Flynn. Majid Rafizadeh at Gatestone has the specifics: Iran is in breach of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 (section 3 of Annex B) and resolution 1929. Russia, a Tehran ally, is siding with Iranian leaders arguing that Tehran has not violated the UN resolutions because Tehran's ballistic missile is not "capable of delivering nuclear weapons". Moscow is playing with words. Iran calls US national security adviser Flynn's remarks " repetitive, baseless and provocative". (Read more).





Feb. 1, 2017


FLYNN PUTS IRAN "ON NOTICE"




Feb 1, 2017 National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says the US has put Iran "on notice".

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn says the US has put Iran "on notice" over a provocative Iranian ballistic missile firing. He says it is in defiance of A UN Security resolution. He says Trump has criticized the agreement President Barack Obama made with Iran is "weak and ineffective" and now Iran is feeling "emboldened." "As of today we are officially putting Iran on notice." White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was later asked what "putting on notice" meant and he refused to elaborate.





Aug. 3, 2016

OBAMA PAID IRAN $400 MILLION FOR HOSTAGES



Before he was elected President Hassan Rowhani brags about deceiving the West over the illicit nuclear program and claimed credit for vastly expanding it. H/t Nasim Online, translation: Reza Kahlili. Logged on Sep. 21, 2013.

Updates on $11,9 billion to Iran on the dedicated live blog.


As Iran was releasing the four American hostages they were holding, the Obama administration was sending $400 million to the Iranians. It was a hostage payment in direct opposition to US policy and it is an invitation to more hostage taking. The excuse is that it was part of a settlement reached over a 1979 failed arms deal – we gave them interest for a deal reached before the Ayatollah took control and seized Americans hostage. However, the $400 million was exchanged in cash at the exact time of he release and it was hidden from Congress, please read on.
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward. Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said. The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. 
Obama forgot to mention the transfer of $400 million. 
“With the nuclear deal done, prisoners released, the time was right to resolve this dispute as well,” President Barack Obama said at the White House on Jan. 17—without disclosing the $400 million cash payment. 
Since the payoff, the intelligence arm of the Revolutionary Guard has arrested two more Iranian-Americans. The $400 million was paid in foreign currency because any transaction with Iran in U.S. dollars is illegal under U.S. law. Sanctions also complicate Tehran’s access to global banks, the Wall Street Journal reported. Some have questioned referring to this as a ransom so we have added to the article. It was definitely a ransom if one looks at the original article carefully. 

IT WAS A RANSOM (...) IRAN HAS TAKEN MORE HOSTAGES AND WANTS ANOTHER RANSOM Tehran went back to arresting American hostages after releasing the last round, and are now seeking another billion dollar deal in the last six months of the administration. Since the cash shipment… the Revolutionary Guard has arrested two more Iranian-Americans. Tehran has also detained dual-nationals from France, Canada and the U.K. in recent months.

At the time of the prisoner release, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House portrayed it as a diplomatic breakthrough. Mr. Kerry cited the importance of “the relationships forged and the diplomatic channels unlocked over the course of the nuclear talks.”… Friends and family of the Namazis believe the Iranians are seeking to increase their leverage to force another prisoner exchange or cash payment in the final six months of the Obama administration. 

Mr. Kerry and other U.S. officials have been raising their case with Iranian diplomats… Iranian officials have demanded in recent weeks the U.S. return $2 billion in Iranian funds that were frozen in New York in 2009. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the money should be given to victims of Iranian-sponsored terror attacks. We actually knew this but it’s news again. (More) (More)






May 17, 2016


GOP SENATORS PROBE WH "NARRATIVES" ON IRAN

Republican condemnation of a top White House aide who boasted about the administration’s success selling the Iran deal to the public reached new levels on Tuesday, as several senators urged President Obama to fire him and a House committee looking into his claims went forward with its hearing – even though he didn’t show up to testify. The House Oversight Committee hearing was called to examine White House “narratives” on the Iran deal, after top adviser Ben Rhodes was featured in a New York Times Magazine profile claiming they built an “echo chamber” to sell the plan. Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, had called Rhodes to testify, but the White House shielded him from the appearance. 



May 14, 2016


IMPACT BEN RHODES INTERVIEW: IRAN AND ISRAEL

Commentary from Israel on the recent revelations in a controversial New York Times story concerning the White House’s marketing of the Iran nuclear deal. Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter Aaron Klein in a radio interview on Wednesday speaking during his weekly segment on John Batchelor’s popular national radio show. Click below to listen to Klein’s full segment on Batchelor’s program.





Nov. 30, 2015

STATE DEPT.: IRAN NEVER SIGNED THE DEAL, IT ISN'T LEGALLY BINDING

You can't make this stuff up! 
(...) President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter. Frifield wrote the letter in response to a letter Pompeo sent Secretary of State John Kerry, in which he observed that the deal the president had submitted to Congress was unsigned and wondered if the administration had given lawmakers the final agreement. Frifield’s response emphasizes that Congress did receive the final version of the deal. But by characterizing the JCPOA as a set of “political commitments” rather than a more formal agreement, it is sure to heighten congressional concerns that Iran might violate the deal’s terms. (More)



Aug. 23, 2015


Silence About First Post Iran Deal Attack On Israel 

By direct order of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's Foreign Ministry has dispatched an official letter of protest to the Western countries that signed the nuclear agreement with Iran – regarding the Iran-ordered attack on Israel on Thursday. Four rockets were fired from Syrian Thursday evening, hitting areas in the northern Galilee and the Golan Heights. Fortunately no one was hurt, but "this was an indiscriminate terrorist attack, planned in advance, with no prior Israeli provocation," the letter stated. Israel informed the Western powers that it has "reliable information that this attack was carried out by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, ordered directly by the Iranian terrorist Said Izadhi of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards." (...) (Source) (More)




Aug. 6, 2015


Obama: 'Iran Is Not the Enemy; the Republicans Are'


There are a number of fallacies in Obama's logic, but leaving aside the secondary considerations, the essence can be summarized in this formula: The Left is creating a false dichotomy based on fear: capitulation, or death, war and gas chambers, while their appeasement leads to exactly that. Demoralization has led to the inability to distinguish friend from foe. The enemies are not the insane Iranian mullahs, but the Republican party! 


On Wednesday night, the major broadcast networks came out in full force to praise a “defiant” President Barack Obama for having made a “sweeping speech with fiery words” on the Iran nuclear deal that included the President following some in the media by comparing Iranian hardliners to Republicans against the deal (even though some Democrats are opposed to it as well) (...) “It's those hardliners chanting ‘death to America’ who are most opposed to the deal. They've been making cause with the Republican caucus.” (...) “taking on critics of his landmark nuclear deal with Iran, warning that the only alternative to the deal is war.” (Source)




July 26, 2015


Iran Continues Hostilities Because Of the Deal 

Negotiating with the enemy over peace terms rather than dictating them, implies moral equivalence. The negotiators of the P5+1 certainly believe that. That's the basis of diplomacy since the event of the Westphalian order in 1648. Which is why Iran continues its hostilities. This is no victory, but surrender without a fight. Iran continues its hostilities, not in spite of, but because of the deal. 




July 23, 2015


10,000 People Protest Iran Deal on Times Square

Apparently the Times Square protest has been buried by the MSM. Here's more footage:



Iran Deal With US Brings Thousands To Times Square Protest

The fall out of the deal between Iran and the 5 powers+1 is still developing, but the outlines of this disaster are getting clearer by the day. If you believe that Obama is a puppet with a mission, the Iran deal may well represent his magnum opus. Obama (and Jarrett behind the throne) made sure Iran got a deal it couldn't refuse. As Caroline Glick pointed out in her speech, the ayatollahs got a signature bonus of $150bn, and that's just for starters. But there is dissent in the ranks of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard too. 


Former Congressman and US army veteran Allen West making a passionate and emotional speech to over 12,000 people in Times Square at the 'Stop Iran Deal Rally'.

As many as 10,000 people turned out in Times Square on Wednesday to protest President Obama’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran. Dubbed the “Stop Iran Deal Rally,” protesters filled the streets to call on Congress to reject the agreement. Those who turned out in support of the rally ran the political gamut, from liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who called the event a “great display of democracy in action,” to former U.S. Rep. Allen West, a tea party favorite. West spoke at the event and eviscerated Obama for “surrendering” to Iran, calling the president a “weakling” and “charlatan.” (Source)





July 19, 2015


Agreement With Iran Wasn't Negotiation, But Surrender

Postmodern leaders in the West want "peace" with Iran at any price, also nuclear proliferation in the Middle East and the sell out of our allies. 



John Bolton: Nobody Believes Obama on Iran

Western leaders wanted something akin to an agreement. They got something akin to an agreement. Iran's leaders seem to have spotted pretty soon that Western leaders would willingly concede everything -- and possibly more -- to get any "agreement"; so that is what Western leaders got. Western leaders not only failed to reach an agreement; they capitulated. The reason for the talks was to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. When, according to Western reports, they saw that Iran would not agree to stop, they "flipped" and instead became complicit. All signs indicate that the West is planning to give a lawless, expansionist, terrorist regime nuclear weapons capability -- as a reward for violating international treaties again and again. What message are other rogue nations to take from that? (Source)




March 29, 2015

Iranian Defector: "US Negotiating On Behalf Of Iran"

An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi (...) has a damning indictment of America's role in the nuclear negotiations.
"The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal"...
.. Motaghi told a TV station after just defecting from the Iranian delegation while abroad for the nuclear talks. If that is true, isn't it likely that the US and Iran already reached an agreement? So they merely have to convince the 5+1 of its merits. And wouldn't such a scenario explain the recent State Department's curious explanation that Iranian chants of "death to America" are merely for "domestic consumption"? It would preempt countering the impression that such a deal even exists! A deal between the US and Iran would be just as controversial among the Mullahs is it would be in the US! They always tell you what they are up to. Isn't it safe to say that Kerry and Obama are screwing the Free West as well as their Arab and Israeli allies? Nothing is put into writing. No minutes, no treaty, nothing. Read also "Obama Is Uniting Obama Unites Sunni Islam Against Shia Iran". (Source)




Feb. 24, 2015

Arabs and Israelis United Against Deal With Iran

Pathetic! Kerry is using the 'logic' of permissive, progressive parents: "They are going to do it anyway, so why not let them do it legally?"



Feb. 22, 2015

Netanyahu Astonished Negotiations With Iran Continue

Israel's foremost challenge, Netanyahu says, is Iran's attempts to strengthen its foothold on Israel's borders, even as it tries to arm itself with nuclear weapons.



Feb 22, 2015 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Remarks at Weekly Cabinet Meeting.

At Sunday's cabinet meeting just a week before he is scheduled to travel to Washington for his controversial address to Congress, Netanyahu said that the fact that Iran “continues it's murderous terror activities around the region and it does not, unfortunately, bother the international community which is continuing to talk with Iran about a nuclear accord that will enable it to to build industrial capabilities to develop nuclear arms.” Netanyahu's comments came as US Secretary of State John Kerry was set to begin talks Sunday in Geneva with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Netanyahu said that it was “astonishing” that after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published a report last week that said Iran was continuing to hide military elements of its nuclear program, that the talks will continue as regular. “Not only are they continuing,” Netanyahu said of the talks, “but there is an intensive effort to reach a nuclear agreement in the coming days and weeks.” (...) The foremost challenge, Netanyahu said, is Iran's attempts to strengthen its foothold on Israel's borders, even as it tries to arm itself with nuclear weapons. In addition to Iran's direct involvement with Hezbollah in the North, and Hamas in the South, it is now trying to open a third front against Israel on the Golan Heights under its direct command, he said. (Source)




Jan. 23, 2015

Photos Show New Iranian Long Range Missile Pad

Satellite Photos Show New Iranian Missile Silos



Jan 22, 2015 Israeli media Channel 2 released satellite image of new Iranian long-range 27 meter missile on a launch pad outside Tehran, that can reach far beyond Europe. 




Dec. 3, 2014

Terror Master Iran Doesn't Discriminate 

In a televised address, Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei says Iran supports both Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad and does not discriminate between Shiite and Sunnis when it comes to arming these terrorists. (Source)


Nov. 10, 2014

Supreme Ayatollah Touts Plan to Destroy Israel

Apparently the Iranians simply published Obama's private letters in the state press.



Nov. 8, 2014

US and Iran 'Sharing Space' Requires Coordination

US and Iran sharing a 'space' in Iraq requires coordination. There's not just the danger of accidents and collateral damage, but Iran drawing its own plans might work against the coalition's.


Nov. 7, 2014

What's  In Obama's Private Correspondence With The Ayatollah?

Obama has been sending letters to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month offering to work together against the Islamic State in exchange for a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program. Israel or other Middle Eastern allies were not informed. In the missive, Obama describes a shared interest in working against the Islamic State group.


Ambassador Bolton's comment can be viewed here. (Video)

The White House has refused to confirm or deny, saying the matter was "private".  In the fourth letter Obama states that the US operations in Syria aren't targeted at Assad. (Source) Just last week US and Arab officials revealed to WSJ that Obama has moved closer to Iran and it’s terror proxies Hamas and Hezbollah. They noted on secret channels of communications to Iran via senior Shi’ite sources in Iraq. Perhaps the hand of Obama's Rasputin, Valerie Jarrett? Here an atmospheric picture of the mood in Tehran. (Source) The regime is still spewing that odd mix of Shi'a Islam and Marxist dualism.

In related news today the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) will reveal information about Iranian regime’s illicit activities at Parchin military facility related to its nuclear weapon program. The information which has not been previously disclosed will include the names of key officials, foreign experts and organizations involved in such illicit activities and their responsibilities at Parchin. Over the past few years, the NCRI, based on information provided by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), has exposed the major nuclear sites of the Iranian regime. (Source)



Oct. 5, 2014

Who's More Evil? Islamic State or Islamic Republic? 

Who poses the bigger threat? Islamic State or the Islamic Republic of Iran? It's actually a false dilemma. Both the Sunni and Shia side are equally hostile to Western values and to Liberty at large. But some are working hard to get the West into the Sunni camp. (Source)



Oct. 10, 2014

Iran Orders Hezbollah attack on Israel

According to unnamed sources in Washington, Iran ordered its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah to carry out Tuesday's attack on Israeli forces patrolling the Israel-Lebanon border following an alleged attack on the Parchin nuclear facility in Iran "by a foreign state," the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reported on Friday. Hezbollah planted and detonated two bombs in the Har Dov region along the Lebanese-Israeli border on Tuesday, with one device injuring two IDF soldiers. A second blast tore through the same area about 30 minutes later, but failed to cause injuries or damages. Satellite images taken of Iran’s Parchin military compound after a blast reportedly tore through it show “damage consistent with an attack” at the site, according to an earlier report by the Israel Defense website on Thursday. According to the report by Ronen Solomon, the images form evidence that “refutes the denials of the Iranian government” and prove that the explosion at Parchin – which has been linked by Western intelligence to nuclear missile fuse trials – “indeed occurred inside the military compound.” The images “clearly show damage consistent with an attack against bunkers in a central locality within the military research complex at the Parchin military compound,” the report added. (Source) Scroll down for more information.


Oct. 7, 2014

Mysterious Explosion Rocks Iran Military Complex

Two nights before the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) negotiators were set to arrive in Tehran to reinvigorate their investigation into Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons research, a mysterious explosion occurred at the very military base they have been demanding to inspect for years: the Parchin Military Complex. No matter what the reason for the incident, it will not improve the prospects for getting a comprehensive nuclear deal. (...) Details are still sketchy about the 5 October explosion. The official statement from within Iran’s Ministry of Defense claimed that two people were killed in a fire at a chemical workshop that produces explosives. Other reports indicate a bright fire was seen from miles around and that the initial blast supposedly shattered windows in neighboring towns. What could have caused the blast? An accidental chemical or weapons explosion is still most likely. (...) Given the timing, just under 48 hours before the IAEA visit to Tehran (and weeks before a deadline to conclude a larger deal with the US and others), darker suspicions will be inevitable. (...) (Source)


Sep. 5, 2014

Iran Adjusting to 'The New World Order' without the Great Satan

The Great Satan's power vacuum after Obama's 'change' hasn't been lost on the Mullahs. Like every other critter of the dark, they smell a chance.
In a meeting with the Assembly of Experts, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the world is entering a “new order” as the West's influence wanes and that officials in the Islamic Republic need to be aware of the changes and prepare to play a role in the new context. After World War II, Western countries took over the management of the world, especially in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, said Ayatollah Khamenei. They did this by promoting a specific type of cultural values and using military and political might. Khamenei said that both of these types of power have been challenged and are now uncertain. Ayatollah Khamenei said that this “order was in the process of change,” and “When the world is changing, when global order is changing and a new order is being formed, naturally we have a more important duty.” (...) (Source)

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