US mimics Netanyahu’s cartoon bomb to sell nuke deal

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In apparent jab at Israeli leader, White House revamps PM’s famous diagram to point out merits of agreement with Iran

With diplomatic sparring between Israel and the US over the worth of last week’s Lausanne deal in full swing, the White House published a sketch of a cartoon bomb listing the advantages of the agreement — a text-heavy lookalike of the prop used by Netanyahu in his 2012 address to the UN General Assembly. Continue reading

The Obama administration appears to be negotiating on Iran’s side against West

Today there are no ‘mistakes’.

The Obama administration knows exactly what it’s doing and is far from ignorant. It’s clearly siding with Iran and putting Israel’s back against the wall. Israel will be forced to defend its existence — as it clearly demonstrated it’s capable of the other day. If and when Israel chooses to strike, the propaganda machines globally will be running full speed and claim Israel as the evil war mongering aggressor. It’s the perfect trap designed by the Obama administration in collusion with Iran and other hostile nations.

 

Democratic New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez made headlines during a hearing with Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken in January when he said, “I have to be honest with you, the more I hear from the administration and quotes, the more it sounds like talking points coming out of Tehran.”

Amir Hossein Motaghi, an Iranian reporter who defected to Switzerland last week, recently made a similar comment about the American approach to nuclear talks with Iran: “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.” Continue reading

Saudi Arabia says it won’t rule out building nuclear weapons

This could end up turning into a scenario where, like Japan, Saudi Arabia develops breakout capacity in order to go nuclear in as little as three months if needed. Now that the Obama administration’s reckless policies have started a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, things are going to get extremely dangerous for Israel. With its back against the wall it may have no choice but to strike or even use the Samson Option should it be attacked.

 

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Saudi Arabia will not rule out building or acquiring nuclear weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States has indicated.

Asked whether Saudi Arabia would ever build nuclear weapons in an interview with US news channel CNN, Adel Al-Jubeir said the subject was “not something we would discuss publicly”.

Pressed later on the subject he said: “This is not something that I can comment on, nor would I comment on.”

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Europe Eager to Arm Islamist Extremists with Nuclear Weapons

It’s very important to realize that ISIS could’ve been stopped dead in its tracks within weeks of its rise. What’s more important to realize is that America’s corrupt Obama administration is the one that created ISIS as a tool to both bring down Syria and give Iran cover to take over the Middle East.

 

 

The European Union says it is “not helpful” to “spread fears” about the impending nuclear deal with Iran. The so-called P5+1, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, hope to clinch a framework agreement with Iran by the end of this month and a final agreement by June 30. Three of the six P5+1 members — Britain, France and Germany — are EU member states.

Last week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others who warn that supplying Iran with the means to make nuclear weapons is dangerous. Mogherini, successor to the infamous Catherine Ashton, said that the Iranian nuclear deal is “a good deal” and that she is committed to bringing the talks with Iran to a positive end. Continue reading

Obama: I scolded Netanyahu over the phone about Palestine

President Obama says he gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a stern talking to during a recent phone call — chastising him for his tough stance on the creation of a Palestinian state. Continue reading

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi Iran’s next leader

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi Iran's next leader

 

The Iranian Assembly of experts, composed of clerics who are empowered to appoint and dismiss their country’s ‘supreme leader’, have chosen the ultraconservative Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi as their new chairman today

The surprise choice of Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi as head of the Assembly of Experts took place at a highly sensitive time, as Iran and six world powers face a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of an agreement overTehran‘s disputed nuclear programme.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 75, underwent prostate surgery last year and rumours have recently resurfaced about his health, although he was shown on television last Sunday meeting a group of environmental activists. Continue reading

Iran could nuke New York, Bennett warns Americans

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett warned American TV viewers Sunday that Iranian nuclear ambitions were a direct threat to the West, and that the regime in Tehran was developing its missile program abilities with an eye to launching nuclear attacks on major Western cities.

Bennett, who is Israel’s economy minister, told Fox News in an interview that Iran, “the biggest exporter of terror in the world,” was developing nuclear warheads and intercontinental missiles capable of reaching New York, London and Paris. Continue reading

Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Following Obama’s threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back. Continue reading

Report: Saudis might help Israel attack Iran in exchange for progress in peace process

In private talks with European sources, the Saudis have expressed their willingness to cooperate with Israel on Iran, including use of Saudi air space by the IDF for a possible air strike, according to a report by Channel 2.

Cooperation with Saudi Arabia would not come free, however. According to the report, the Saudi officials said they would need to see progress between Israelis and Palestinians before having enough legitimacy to allow Israel to use their air space. Continue reading

The Islamic State Takes on Egypt, Threatens Rome

 

Sunday’s video included a boast by the terrorists to “conquer Rome.” Libya is less than 500 miles away from Italy’s southern tip. And it is now home to the Islamic State’s strongest presence outside of its core territory in Syria and Iraq. Continue reading

China and Iran Bolster Cooperation

 

China and Iran agreed on Sunday to continue to boost bilateral relations and cooperation. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif in Tehran to explore how the two nations could strengthen ties.

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Iran, Russia, and American Self-Deception

Dated, but remains very relevant today:

 

Let us differentiate big from small. Even a poisonous insect is easily squashed. There are little threats and big threats: poisonous little spiders and great dragons. And in the world of AD 2006, the great powers include Russia and China. The communist bureaucrats that threatened America during the Cold War are still in control. Vladimir Putin is one such bureaucrat. His faithful colleagues still hate America and work against America while they smile and hold out their hands for money and “partnership.” The Ayatollah is allied with Moscow, assisted by Moscow, supported by Moscow. This is a known fact, easily checked. If Iran is a threat to America, then Russia has built this threat. To paint Iran as America’s most dangerous enemy, ignoring Russia and China, is a bad landscape. Perhaps it tends toward moonscape. The mullahs may be religiously inspired to attack “the Great Satan,” but any such attack would only hasten their own inevitable downfall. Properly understood, Iran is merely a pawn in a larger game.

Iraq was also a pawn. The Russians built Saddam’s army because instability in the Middle East drives up oil prices. And Russia is the main beneficiary of high oil prices. Iran’s nuclear ambitions further Russia’s oil strategy. Therefore, Russia has worked to build Iran’s nuclear potential. A preemptive U.S. attack on Iran would accomplish nothing except to enrich Russia through a further rise in oil prices. In the Iranian parliament they chant “Death to America.” In Russia the leadership quietly builds new weapons, and is far more dangerous. In fact, Iran’s bomb is a Russian thing from first to last. And so is Iran’s missile program. Continue reading

Iranian Nuclear Verification ‘Beyond Reach’ of US Intelligence

The IAEA is stacked with Iranian sympathizers whereas the CIA is heavily infiltrated and the NSA is more worried about labeling ordinary citizens terrorists. In short, Iran having a nuclear weapon should be everyone’s foregone conclusion. So, “What then?”, you ask? War. That’s what.

War will break out beforehand with Israel preemptively attacking as it fights for its existence before the Iranians can launch a nuclear strike. This is if Iran decides to stop patiently waiting for its nuclear arsenal to be complete and attack first. Should war beforehand break out, expect Iran to openly pursue nuclear weapons afterwards and have the entire world line up against Israel as it’s portrayed as the aggressor in a well designed trap. Israel also might not be able to completely knock out what it needs in the event of war due to logistics and limited backing by the Obama administration.

 

WASHINGTON, January 21 (Sputnik) — Verifying Iranian compliance with a nuclear agreement to halt the development of nuclear weapons goes beyond the abilities of US intelligence agencies, and depends on the active role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), former CIA and NSA Director Major General Michael Hayden said at a Middle East conference on Tuesday.

“With regard to verification of an [Iranian nuclear] agreement, do not depend on American intelligence to do that,” General Hayden said, adding that the verification of Iranian nuclear facilities “will be beyond the reach of American intelligence.” Continue reading

Exclusive – Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defence firms, FBI warns

Another day, another cyber attack. What’s more alarming at the moment however isn’t clear:

  • The fact that the public is becoming callous after being constantly inundated by stories of another attack each day, thinking tomorrow will be the same as today.
  • The fact that the intelligence community is seemingly always behind on the extent of the damage or how deep America’s adversaries have actually penetrated.
  • The fact that nothing is done in retaliation when it’s a known fact who’s behind the attacks.

Perhaps the answer is D), all of the above. Sadly, much of the American public isn’t even aware of what’s happening or the threat it poses.

 

BOSTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defence contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document.

The operation is the same as one flagged last week by cyber security firm Cylance Inc as targeting critical infrastructure organizations worldwide, cyber security experts said. Cylance has said it uncovered more than 50 victims from what it dubbed Operation Cleaver, in 16 countries, including the United States.

The FBI’s confidential “Flash” report, seen by Reuters on Friday, provides technical details about malicious software and techniques used in the attacks, along with advice on thwarting the hackers. It asked businesses to contact the FBI if they believed they were victims. Continue reading

Iran Hackers Target Airlines, Energy, Defense Companies

BOSTON (Reuters) – Iranian hackers have infiltrated major airlines, energy companies, and defense firms around the globe over the past two years in a campaign that could eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.

The report comes as governments scramble to better understand the extent of Iran’s cyber capabilities, which researchers say have grown rapidly as Tehran seeks to retaliate for Western cyber attacks on its nuclear program.

“We believe that if the operation is left to continue unabated, it is only a matter of time before the team impacts the world’s physical safety,” Cylance said in an 87-page report on the hacking campaign released on Tuesday. Continue reading