From Ian:The Democrats Now Own Iran. They’ll Soon Wish They Didn’tObama and the Democrats now say they will get behind Israel and strengthen its defenses even though the deal makes Iran a threshold nuclear power almost immediately. That renders talk of preserving Israel’s qualitative military edge over potential foes meaningless.
The most common trick that President Obama uses in fending off criticism is to assert a false choice between his policies and what his critics want. Thus, he'd say that his opponents just wanted to leave people uninsured when faced with criticisms of Obamacare and totally ignore all the proposals that Republicans put forward in place of his plan. He does the same thing with Iran.
Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher's Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week's question: What Will Be The End Result Of The Iran Nuclear Deal?The Independent Sentinel : Iran will continue to work on nuclear weaponry and intercontinental ballistic missiles during the term of the faux deal.
From Ian:Khaled Abu Toameh: Palestinians Vote for Iran's New Ally: HamasHamas has apparently now realigned with Iran, which is "rebuilding relations with the military wing of Hamas." Iran also, it seems, has sent Hamas millions of dollars over the past few months.
From Ian:Khaled Abu Toameh: Palestinians: Turning Refugee Camps into Weapons WarehousesMost of the Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Syria have long served as large weapons warehouses controlled by various militias belonging to different groups.
Over the weekend, I received intel from some of my sources outlining the framework of the proposed deal by John Kerry and the P5+1 with Iran regarding its illegal nuclear weapons program, where I reported on here.
From Ian:Child-Killer Samir Kuntar 'Killed in Syria Airstrike'Reports are coming out that Israel targeted and killed the notorious child murderer Samir Kuntar today (Wednesday).According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Israel Air Force struck a vehicle carrying five fighters loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Hope springs eternal!The latest fantasy train to pull up at the station is the notion that the recently concluded Iran deal is going to lead the United States to some kind of strategic realignment or rebalance, with Iran now playing a more central role in Washington's relations with the region.
From Ian:Micahel Lumish: The Post-Colonial Hangover and the Jihadi BombOne thing that is striking about this political moment is the fact that the western Left seems entirely complacent with the idea of a nuclear bomb controlled by the ayatollahs.This is rather odd since the Left, in general, opposes nuclear proliferation.
From Ian:The Ayatollah's Plan for Israel and Palestine"The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem."This is how the blurb of "Palestine," a new book, published by Islamic Revolution Editions last week in Tehran, identifies the author.The author is "Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Husseini Khamenei," the "Supreme Guide" of the Islamic Republic in Iran, a man whose fatwa has been recognized by U.S.
From Ian:Israel’s Foreign Ministry chief: Sunni Arab nations are our ‘allies’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.
Hardline skeptics in Iran, the US, and Israel all want to scuttle President Obama's mission to forge a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Critics in Iran want all sanctions removed, critics in US Congress claim Iran will never live up to the commitment, and critics in Israel do not want Iran to have any nuclear capability period.
President Barack Hussein Obama announced yesterday that a deal - ooops, a 'framework for a deal' had been achieved with Iran on its illegal nuclear program.Here's what the president said the components of this unwritten, unsigned framework were.
From Ian:Isi Leibler: Vindictive Obama punishing Israel for reelecting NetanyahuPrior to the election, US President Barack Obama had already signaled his malicious intent by appointing Robert Malley, known for his hostility to Israel, as White House coordinator for the Middle East, and designated White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough as keynote speaker at the anti-Israel J Street Conference.
From Ian:PodCast: Focusing on Israel, the U.S.-Iranian detente, and the conflicted Middle East: with Caroline Glick and Richard BaehrWe make no secret of our respect, admiration and, yes, love of Israel.
From Ian:Caroline Glick: Israel’s next 22 monthsYet as Obama has made clear both throughout his tenure in office, and, over the past week through Malley’s appointment and Menendez’s indictment, Obama holds sole responsibility for the deterioration of our ties with our primary ally. And as his actions have also made clear, Herzog and Livni at the helm will receive no respite in US pressure.
From Ian:UNRWA Chief Admits Hamas Hid Weapons in FacilitiesPierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, the UN body tasked with aiding "Palestinian refugees," admitted on Wednesday that Hamas terrorists hid weapons at UNRWA facilities during their terror war against Israel last summer.