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Mar 13 21:32

US says UN will approve final nuclear deal between Iran, P5+1

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said that the United Nations Security Council would endorse any final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group.

"We would anticipate that, if we're able to reach a joint comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 and Iran, an endorsement vote would be held by the UN Security Council," Psaki told reporters on Friday.

She added that Washington’s unilateral restrictions imposed against Tehran would be in place, even if the UN Security Council decides to ease its sanctions on the country.

Iran and the P5+1 group -- the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany -- are currently working to complete the outlines of a nuclear deal by the end of March after they reached an interim agreement in November 2013.

The two sides have by the end of June to clinch a final agreement.

Mar 13 20:27

Romney warns President Obama over Iran nuclear deal

Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has warned US President Barack Obama not to reach an agreement with Iran over the country’s nuclear program.

In a USA Today op-ed published Friday, the former presidential candidate suggested that Obama could silence critics like him by walking away from the deal and that would be “courageous” and “right.”

“Turning down a weak deal may be too much to expect from a president who walked back from his own red line in Syria, but we can hope,” Romney wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so Romney is considering a run in 2016 and is kissing Israel's butt!

Mar 13 15:37

Commerzbank fined $1.5bn for doing business with sanctioned Iran and Sudan

Germany’s second biggest bank, Commerzbank, is to pay $1.45 billion (€1.36 billion) in fines to settle US Justice Department charges over transactions with sanctioned companies in Iran and Sudan.

Mar 13 13:32

The real story behind the Republicans’ Iran letter

Members of Congress don’t arrive at their positions on issues related to Iran through discussion and debate among themselves. They are given their marching orders by AIPAC lobbyists, and time after time, they sign the letters and vote for legislation or resolution that they are given.

Mar 13 13:02

The Real Story Behind the Republicans’ Iran Letter

The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican Senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm.

Mar 13 12:32

UN Security Council Begins Talks on Lifting Iran Sanctions

Western officials are confirming that there are talks underway among the current members of the UN Security Council about the language of a resolution which would lift economic sanctions against Iran.

There are presently eight UN resolutions against Iran, with four of them imposing economic sanctions, and officials say they intend to move quickly to lift them in an agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is reached.

That’s a surprise, as historically the UN Security Council has been very slow to lift sanctions. Indeed, neighboring Iraq is still under a portion of sanctions imposed on the Saddam Hussein government in the early 1990s, even though that government was ousted in a US military occupation in 2003.

Mar 13 09:37

Iran: “The letter by American senators indicates the collapse of political ethics in the United States”

The letter to Iran, designed to undermine nuclear program negotiations between the Obama administration, Tehran and European powers, was signed by 47 of 54 Republican senators. The issue, underscored by a speech to Congress by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu – at Republicans’ invitation – that railed against the deal, allowed Republicans to briefly unite on a policy point.

Mar 13 07:35

White House petition on ‘47 GOP traitors’ draws 260,000 signatures

A petition to the White House demanding treason charges against 47 Republican senators who attempted to sabotage US President Barack Obama's efforts to reach a nuclear accord with Iran has garnered more than 260,000 signatures.

The petition, on whitehouse.gov, was filed on Monday and had 263,312 signatures as of early Friday morning, well above the threshold of 100,000, which requires the White House to respond.

In an unprecedented move on Monday, a group of Republican senators ignored protocol and sent a letter to Iran, warning that whatever agreement reached with Obama would be a “mere executive agreement” that could be revoked “with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”

Mar 13 07:33

CFR President Richard Haass: Baghdad And Southern Iraq Are Now Part Of "Greater Iran"

HADI AMIRI: The people of Saladin province and Tikrit asked us to free their area from ISIS. Iran is good at fighting ISIS.

LINDSEY SNELL: Have the Americans given you any help?

HADI AMIRI: The Americans just sit in the Green Zone in their palaces. Believe me, even you now [the reporter] have better experience than the American advisers. God forbid, if ISIS wins, that means they'll be bordering Iran. That is why Iran's interest is maybe bigger than the Americans'.

Mar 13 07:25

Dr. Duke Interviewed by Alan Colmes - Against Criminal Banks, Israeli Terror, Corrupt Politicians, Peace with Iran

A surprisingly fair interview where Dr. Duke is able to talk about Zionist extremism and a host of other hard hitting issues.

Mar 13 07:03

The Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran Caucus

This week hardliners in the U.S. Senate took another step toward thwarting detente by writing to Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei that if he and President Obama negotiate a “mere executive agreement” on Iran’s (civilian) nuclear program that is not approved by Congress, it will bind neither Obama’s successor nor a future Congress. The letter comes on the heels of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bellicose speech about Iran before Congress. Like that speech, the senators’ letter is intended to sabotage the P5+1 talks now in progress.

The condescending letter, signed by 47 of 54 Republican senators, must have Iran’s Revolutionary Guard celebrating. With enemies like these who needs friends?

Mar 13 06:56

How Iran and the US intersect in “Syraq”

The self-described “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Obama administration, with its rambling foreign policy, is driving the real Masters of the Universe who control the current world system absolutely crazy.

A cliffhanger debate will take place this Wednesday at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Picture Secretary of State John Kerry, new Pentagon supremo Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey all testifying in the same room.

The meat of the matter: the House of Cards, sorry, US Congress mulling over what’s the real deal behind the Obama administration’s proposal to use “military force” in Syria, and whether to impose a no-fly zone to protect Syrian “rebels”.

Mar 13 06:55

Barney Frank says Israel and AIPAC lobbied Congress to support Iraq war

The Forward’s Nathan Guttman reports that the Netanyahu speech has enraged not just liberal Jews but centrist establishment types, who are finally becoming critical of Israel.

Mar 13 06:25

US leak investigation stalls over fears of revealing US-Israel anti-Iran operation

An investigation into a top US military general accused of leaking sensitive information has been halted over fears it could confirm a joint US-Israeli covert operation against Iran's nuclear program, according to US officials.

Federal prosecutors had been investigating whether former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General James E. Hoss Cartwright, leaked highly classified information to a New York Times reporter, current and former US officials say.

The leaked information was about a highly-classified operation to hinder Iran’s nuclear enrichment capability through cyber-sabotage, an operation not acknowledged by Israel or the US.

Mar 13 06:01

P5+1 in ‘secret talks’ to lift Iran sanctions if nuclear deal reached – report

World powers have been in talks to begin lifting UN sanctions against Iran if a deal is reached in upcoming nuclear discussions, media sources said. A UN resolution would make the deal binding, bypassing recently voiced objections in the US Senate.

The P5+1 group, consisting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia, China, France, Britain, and the US) plus Germany, has been discussing a draft resolution to begin relaxing UN sanctions on Iran, an unnamed Western official told Reuters on Thursday. The sanctions were imposed in 2006 over Iran’s alleged attempts to weaponize its nuclear energy program.

Mar 13 04:19

NATO’s Shadow of Nazi Operation Barbarossa

Russia can perceive, rightly, the continuum of aggression.

NATO’s Operation Atlantic Resolve paced ahead this week with the latest arrival of more US military forces in the Baltic region.

Under the guise of defending eastern Europe from «Russian aggression», more than 100 Abrams tanks and Bradley armoured personnel carriers rolled into Latvia. Last month, a similar motorised display of military support was deployed in Estonia – in the town of Narva – with American flags flown by the US Army’s Second Calvary Regiment just 300 metres from the Russian border.

Mar 13 03:49

Iran's Ayatollah Slams Republican Senators' Letter

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticized an open letter sent by 47 U.S. Republican Senators to Tehran about the ongoing negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, saying the move showed "disintegration" in U.S. politics.
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"Of course I am worried. Every time we reach a stage where the end of the negotiations is in sight, the tone of the other side, specifically the Americans, becomes harsher, coarser and tougher. This is the nature of their tricks and deceptions,"
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Kerry stunned
"No one is questioning anybody's right to dissent. But to write to the leaders in the middle of a negotiation.....and suggest they're going to give a constitutional lesson, which by the way is incorrect, is quite stunning,"
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(*Yet the investigation into Drinking On The Job only is encompassing two secret service members)

Mar 13 02:26

Cotton’s Iran Letter - The GOP, Iran, and Diplomatic Sabotage

The letter to Tehran, dated March 9, reads like a childish exclamation, an impetuous feeling that its authors are being left out in the cold of history. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system.”

With school teacher dourness, the note goes on to defang and denude any agreement that might arise between the Obama administration and that of Ayatollah Khamenei and his colleagues. “Congress,” it reminds the readers, “plays the significant role of ratifying [international agreements]”.

Mar 12 18:36

AIPAC Busting up Peace Efforts

NOW SHOWING IN AMERICA...ISRAELI SNIPER...THE MOST LETHAL MANIAC IN U.S. HISTORY!

The bottom line is that AIPAC, which is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has influence on US policy out of all proportion to the number of Americans it represents. When a small group like this has disproportionate power, it hurts everyone—from Palestinians and Iranians to Israelis and American Jews.

Mar 12 14:42

Israeli op-ed writer calls on Israel to nuke Germany, Iran

The Times of Israel reports that an Israeli op-ed writer has advocated the nuclear annihilation of both Iran and Germany.

Mar 12 14:30

Obama's Request for Authorization Stalls, But War in Iraq and Syria Marches On

The Obama administration appears to be growing increasingly frustrated as its request for congressional authorization for its war in Iraq and Syria stalls on Capitol Hill amid continued criticism from foreign policy experts and grassroots activists.

However, the political roadblocks appear to be having little impact on the war itself, which is stretching into its eighth month, including at least 15 airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition on Tuesday and Wednesday alone.

Mar 12 11:46

GOP Senate Aides: Iran Letter Was ‘Lighthearted’

The unprecedented effort by Senate Republicans to sabotage ongoing US-Iran relations with a letter earlier this week, in which they openly warned Iran of their intentions to dishonor any agreements President Obama made, was a lighthearted jest, according to Republican aides.

“The administration has no sense of humor,” one aide complained, after reports that the letter was likely a felony offense, and could amount to treason.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I mean, come on; REALLY! We didn't think anyone was going to take us seriously! Honest! It was a joke! We are not traitors! We're not Israel stooges (much). We're not violating the Logan act. But we still think nuking Iran is the way to go!"

Mar 12 09:13

CFR: Support Al Qaeda to Defeat ISIS

The Council on Foreign Relations, a Washington DC think tank with large influence over U.S. foreign policy, is once again calling on the Obama administration to support Al Qaeda terrorists under the guise of defeating the Islamic State.

Mar 12 09:12

Another nation blazed the trail for Iran in developing a nuclear program

Iran may be following the path of another country as it seeks clandestinely to develop a capability to produce nuclear weapons.

Was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remembering his own country’s success in hiding its nuclear weapons program in the 1960s from U.S. inspectors when he questioned whether inspections will prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon?

Mar 12 09:11

Bernie Sanders: GOP 'itching' for war with Iran

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday slammed Senate Republicans for their open letter to Iranian leaders, accusing them of seeking out a war with the country.

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Send them all that enlistment form you see top of this page!

Mar 12 09:10

Neocon meteor Sen. Cotton is funded by Abrams, Adelson and Kristol and loves war a little too much

The liberal Zionist group J Street says that Cotton was scripted by neoconservative Bill Kristol. Street is reveling in the letter because it is sure to drag the neoconservative rightwing Israel lobby down politically, marginalize the greater-Israel lobby in the far right wing of the Republican Party. Just as the Netanyahu speech has hurt Netanyahu and the Likud wing of the lobby, the Cotton letter is turning out to be an own-goal, scored by the neoconservatives.

The neoconservatives reached out and groomed Tom Cotton when they saw him coming down the pike. The Harvard College and Harvard Law grad spent just one term in the Congress before challenging and defeating Mark Pryor last fall. And he got tons of money then from the Israel lobby.

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Here's your rifle, Tom!

Mar 12 08:50

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Under Miner

Mar 12 08:37

Conspiracy, Anyone?

Iran and Syria are the last two holdouts among the Muslim states still resisting the New World Order. The CIA/Mossad-manufactured terrorist group, ISIS, is providing the West with the beheadings and such. (Even though we now know some of the infamous beheadings are phony and not real. Plus, have you noticed that the U.S. media pays NO ATTENTION to the beheadings being committed by Saudi Arabia or Mexican drug gangs--beheadings that have been going on for much longer and with much greater frequency?) And Bibi is pulling on the heart strings of the American people (Christians in particular) by creating the new monster that must be destroyed, namely Iran (and Syria).

In the aftermath of Bibi’s speech, we now have warmongering GOP senators threatening a declaration of war against Iran, even though Iran has not threatened a country in over 250 years.

Mar 12 08:30

Senator who spearheaded letter to Iran got $1 million from Kristol’s ‘Emergency C’tee for Israel’

J Street’s Dylan Williams fingers Bill Kristol for writing the letter:

Who gave @SenTomCotton & others the awful idea for the Iran letter? Seems like Sarah Palin-for-VP-level bad advice doesn’t it @BillKristol ?

There’s a reason for Williams’s suspicion. Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel gave Tom Cotton nearly $1 million in his race for the Senate just five months ago, Eli Clifton reported. “Cotton received $960,250 in supportive campaign advertising in the last month.” (Thanks to Kay24 in comments).

Cotton also got $165,000 from Elliott Management Paul Singer’s hedge fund. Singer is the billionaire who is trying to stop Obama’s Iran talks (Clifton’s reporting again). He funds the Israel Project too– Josh Block’s efforts.

Mar 12 08:26

U.S.Grossman: If Iran talks fail, blame will rest at feet of Netanyahu

International lawyer Barry Grossman says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be responsible if ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries do not bear fruits.

Mar 12 08:02

GOP Iran Letter Was A Push For A Regime Change War And Defense Industry Profits

While many Americans are still outraged over the 47 Republican senators’ “open letter” to Iran, there are a new batch of idiots asking to join the “propaganda ploy.” Shortly after the “press release” was made public, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Texas governor Rick Perry nearly wet themselves asking to join the children posing as U.S. senators. Likely, Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson will be begging to sign the letter soon.

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Mar 12 05:24

Removing Israel from American politics

It is writing such as this, which illustrates and illuminates the extent of Zionist infiltration in the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave," which will drive home to the "American" public what has happened to their "dream, which may eventually stir them to action of some sort to bring it to an end... if anything will!

It is certainly past time to push back against an organization that is brazenly promoting the interests of a foreign government at the expense of the American people.

Shutting Down AIPAC

I would like to concentrate on two issues. First is the nature of the special relationship between Israel and the United States and second is the role of the Israel Lobby and most particularly AIPAC in shaping that relationship.

Mar 12 05:19

Iran Foreign Minister: We Believe We Are ‘Very Close’ to Nuke Deal

Ian’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, spoke with NBC News’ Ann Curry Wednesday (March 5th 2015).

Iran's FM: I read the American constitution, I believe the– executive has the prerogative over foreign policy and for any foreign government, it has to lead with the executive. That’s the only way you can have international affairs. So I will accept the commitment of the U.S. government, the U.S. administration, about what– going to do. And I will– I mean if they have an agreement, I will hold them accountable.

ANN CURRY: Where’s the area of the major stumbling block?

Mar 12 05:15

Nuland’s Mastery of Ukraine Propaganda

So, did Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland mislead Congress or just play a propaganda game, asks Robert Parry.

An early skill learned by Official Washington’s neoconservatives, when they were cutting their teeth inside the U.S. government in the 1980s, was how to frame their arguments in the most propagandistic way, so anyone who dared to disagree with any aspect of the presentation seemed unpatriotic or crazy.

During my years at The Associated Press and Newsweek, I dealt with a number of now prominent neocons who were just starting out and mastering these techniques at the knee of top CIA psychological warfare specialist Walter Raymond Jr., who had been transferred to President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff where Raymond oversaw inter-agency task forces that pushed Reagan’s hard-line agenda in Central America and elsewhere.

Mar 11 19:42

Americans seek treason charges against 47 Republican senators

Tens of thousands of Americans have signed a petition to the White House demanding treason charges against 47 Republican senators who attempted to sabotage President Barack Obama's efforts to reach a nuclear accord with Iran.

Over 155,000 people by Wednesday had signed the petition against the senators who they say committed "treasonous" offenses by writing an open to Iran's leaders.

In a bizarre move on Monday, the Republican group ignored protocol and sent a letter to Iran, warning that whatever agreement reached with Obama would be a “mere executive agreement” that could be revoked “with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”

The White House has announced that it responds to such petitions when they achieve the 100,000-signature target.

Mar 11 19:37

Senator who spearheaded letter to Iran got $1 million from Kristol’s ‘Emergency C’tee for Israel’

Senator Tom Cotton biggest campaign contributions came from far outside his home state of Arkansas. That doesn’t include the nearly one-million-dollar contribution in supportive political advertising made by Bill Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel in the closing days of Cotton’s Senate campaign.

Israel lobby’s fingerprints are all over Republican letter to Iran, but the media won’t talk about it

Mar 11 18:08

Saving World Heritage – the West’s New R2P Pretext

The ideological arsenal of pretexts for US military interventions are depleted, redundant, spent or thoroughly disgraced.

Is the defence of world heritage sites in Iraq the new «responsibility to protect» (R2P) doctrine to justify Western intervention in the geo-strategically important region? The timing coincides with renewed admonitions from the United States and Saudi Arabia for a coalition of ground forces to defeat the Islamic State network in Iraq and Syria – and just when Iraqi and Syrian forces appear to be decisively pushing back the extremists in both countries.

The US and its Western allies have long used the doctrine of «responsibility to protect» or «R2P» as a flimsy pretext for military intervention.They found success with various tropes, including the «War on Terror», the elimination of «weapons of mass destruction», and the Responsibility to Protect» human rights.

Mar 11 18:03

Getting Past the Issue of Being Jewish

In the United States we may be approaching a tipping point in the struggle against Zionist racism and Israeli oppression.

The struggle is against racism, discrimination, oppression, occupation and illegal colonization because they are evils no matter who perpetrates them.

The Israeli case has to be prioritized because Israel and its Zionist allies have bought and bullied our own government and political parties in a corrupting manner.

Mar 11 15:54

CHART: Saudi Arabia Is Now The World’s Largest Arms Importer

The world's top exporter of global terrorism is now the world's largest arms importer...

Mar 11 12:57

Official Washington’s Delusions on Delusions

Official Washington operates in its own bubble of self-delusion in which the stars of U.S. politics, policy and media don’t realize how the rest of the world sees their sociopathic behavior. This craziness is now reaching a crisis point on Iran and Russia.

Mar 11 12:43

Israel lobby's fingerprints are all over Republican letter to Iran, but the media won't talk about it

Senator Tom Cotton who spearheaded letter to Iran received his biggest campaign contributions from far outside his home state of Arkansas. That doesn’t include the nearly one-million-dollar contribution in supportive political advertising made by Bill Kristol’s Emergency Committee for Israel in the closing days of Cotton’s Senate campaign.

Mar 11 12:14

Turkish Muslims beat up former iran president Ahmadinjad

This happened in Turkey today, they beat him up for allying with Assad.

Mar 11 11:11

Laura Ingraham calls for Obama impeachment

Conservative radio rock star Laura Ingraham had some harsh words for President Obama over his emerging nuclear deal with Tehran, saying the White House leader was taking matters way too far into his own hands and that Congress ought to consider stepping in and stopping him – and even impeaching him.

She made the fiery remarks during an “On the Record” interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News.

Mar 11 09:47

Half of the US Senate Just Committed Felonies, Could Face 3 Years in Prison

Nick Bernabe
Activist Post

Congress has really outdone itself this time. On Monday, neoconservative Republicans in the Senate were apparently so eager to go to war with Iran that they broke a federal law known as the Logan Act in the process. The Logan Act has been around since 1799 and has remained mostly unchanged, created to keep rogue members of Congress from undermining foreign relations.

How did Senate Republicans violate the Logan Act? Well they did that by being war mongers. But more specifically, when 47 members of Congress signed onto a letter that was sent to Iranian officials in an attempt to undermine the peace deal with Iran, they clearly violated the act — and also all committed felonies...

Mar 11 08:24

Israeli general urges joint attack on Iran

A former Israeli military intelligence chief has called for a pact with the US mandating an attack on Iran if the Islamic Republic violates the terms of a final deal over its nuclear program.

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Here's your rifle...

Mar 11 08:14

Probe into Iran cyberattack stalls over fears of confirming U.S.-Israel role

An Obama administration inquiry into a leak of information about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyber-sabotage effort against Iran has stalled because of national-security and diplomatic concerns, a media report says.

The Washington Post reported that a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – Ret. Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright – is suspected of leaking to The New York Times information about a classified plan to impair Iran's ability to enrich uranium.

Neither the U.S. nor Israel has acknowledged such an effort, the paper said.

But the paper said that if prosecutors pressed the case, they would face major obstacles, particularly the potential that Israel might oppose disclosure of the operation's details in court.

Mar 11 07:53

Popular Columnist Andrew Bolt With More Political Flatulance

As usual, popular right wing Murdoch-press-patsy Andrew Bolt – deflects us from the facts. In his recent article,”Silence Fails In The Face Of Evil”, he prosecutes the Australian Greens, gay and lesbian organisations, Julian Burnside QC, Muslim leaders, Labor and others – for not enough condemnation of ISIS and it’s recent destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud.

We all know and agree that ISIS is a new brand of terror and destruction. But Andrew, what did you say when Prime Minister John Howard followed Blair and Bush into the most egregious war in modern history – all based on fraudulent Intel and motivations. During the occupation 1,455,590 Iraqis were killed, and war crimes of the worst kind were committed by the West (and by all sides).

Mar 11 07:08

Wheels Fall Off the ISIS Psyop Forcing New Meme: Iran Nukes!

Bernie Suarez
Activist Post

Anyone paying attention to the tiresome 24/7 surreal ISIS psychological operation of the last six to eight months has probably noticed that with the recent bombshell revelations of ISIS working with Israel and the U.S. by the government of Iraq, the Western mainstream media has finally gone into retreat on the ISIS show...

Mar 11 06:45

Op-ed calls on Israel to nuke Germany, Iran

In the opinion article published Tuesday, the author claims that only through nuclear annihilation of Iran and Germany, with 20 or 30 nuclear bombs each, can Israelis prevent the state’s destruction.

Mar 11 02:40

Obama’s Iran Policy Close to Failure

The realization that the termination of years long process of seeking diplomatic solution of the Iranian problem may be close at hand has exacerbated the confrontation between the Congress and the President to the extent where lawmakers appear to be ready to deviate from the Constitution.

Mar 10 15:03

Iran’s Foreign Minister Responds To US Senators’ Letter

Asked about the open letter of 47 US Senators to Iranian leaders, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, responded that “in our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy. It is very interesting that while negotiations are still in progress and while no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the prospect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history. This indicates that like Netanyahu, who considers peace as an existential threat, some are opposed to any agreement, regardless of its content.”

Mar 10 13:57

US Might Not Have Enough Drone Pilots to Fight ISIS

Despite the fact that ISIS is obviously being propped up by Western forces, a recent Pew Research poll discovered that a shocking 63% of Americans support using drone strikes against ISIS, and 47% would like to see a ground invasion of the region. I guess some things never change. History has shown us time and time again, that the vast majority of Americans are so dupable that it would be hilarious if it weren’t so tragic. As the old saying goes, “fool me once” and well…you know the rest.

Mar 10 11:40

White House Petition - File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement.

Mar 10 10:46

Did 47 U.S. Senators Just Commit Treason By Attempting to Sabotage Iran Deal?

The backlash continued Tuesday after 47 Republican senators sent a signed letter to Iran's leaders warning them against cutting a nuclear deal with the Obama administration.

Mar 10 06:28

Netanyahu troubled by reports U.S. offering Arab states ‘nuclear umbrella’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that “troubling questions” are raised if reports are accurate that the White House is offering Arab states a “nuclear umbrella” to protect them from Iran.

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It isn't Iran the Arab nations are worried about! Iran does not have nuclear weapons. Israel does, along with a history of constant belligerence to neighboring nations.

Mar 10 06:22

GOP Senators to Iran: Go Ahead and Build Nuclear Missiles

So 47 Republican Senators from the, well, Senate of the United States bravely sent a letter to the leaders of Iran, explaining to them how our government works with respect to treaties and other foreign policy decisions. The letter is related to ongoing talks between the Obama administration and the Iranians over its nuclear program, and, no surprise here, it contains basic misinformation about the process of ratifying a treaty.

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We need enough tar and feathers for 47 people, so start plucking those chickens!

Mar 10 06:17

Iran says GOP's undercutting open letter to Iran leaders suggests US is not 'trustworthy'

Iran's foreign minister says a letter from U.S. Republican lawmakers warning that any nuclear deal could be scrapped once President Barack Obama leaves office suggests the United States is "not trustworthy."

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Anyone above the age of two who thought it was?

Mar 10 06:05

The Power of Israel over the United States

There is much idle chatter from liberals, leftists and progressives, claiming that Netanyahu’s ‘brazen intervention’would backfire;

There have been times when history has played tricks with man and…has magnified the features of essentially small persons into a parody of greatness--Rabindranath Tagore(on Benito Mussolini)

How is it that the ruler (Benjamin Netanyahu) of a puny country (Israel) of 8.2 million (6.2 million Jews) with the 37th biggest economy (GDP in current prices) in the world dictates war policy and secures the willing submission of the legislature of the largest economy and most powerful military empire in the world?

What significance does Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress have, beyond the fact that he uses it as a platform to attack the elected President of the US, to denounce US peace negotiations and to demand that Congress adopt policies designed to precipitate a war with Iran?

Mar 10 04:43

Zarif to U.S. senators: You are ignorant of international law

Mohammad Javad Zarif said the letter lacks “legal validity” and shows that the signatories of the letter are “ignorant of international law”

“In our view this letter has no legal validity and is just a propaganda scheme,” Zarif noted.

Zarif said it is surprising that while nuclear talks have not reached a result yet pressure groups in the U.S. have become so “worried” that they have resorted to any “unconventional way” to kill it

The letter proved that “like” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu these senators “are opposed to any deal”.

(*The letter proves that there was One Big Sucking Sound coming from The Halls Of Congress after The Netanyahu speech , in said halls )

Mar 10 03:23

An Open Letter To The Leaders Of The Islamist Republic Of Iran

It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution—the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices—which you should seriously consider as negotiations progress.

(*The Harvest of Netanyahu's Address to Congress . Complete with the signatures of all the traitors in congress .)

Mar 09 15:31

Republican Congressmen Violated Logan Act By Negotiating With Foreign Leaders

The latest example is Congressional violation of the Logan Act. Specifically, the Logan Act – enacted in 1799 – states:

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

The Logan Act was named for Dr. George Logan, a Pennsylvania state legislator (and later US Senator) who engaged in semi-negotiations with France in 1798 during the Quasi-War.

Mar 09 14:18

Ex-CIA Officer Convicted of Leaking Secrets to Reporter

Mar 09 11:59

BEX Alert!!! - "Hayden On Iran Deal: Listen to Intel Officials, Push Obama's View Aside"

Before signing off on an agreement with Iran, Congress should heed the advice of officials at the Department of Energy and intelligence professionals — not President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry — about Tehran's "intentions and capabilities," according to Gen. Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency.

"We need to look at the deal in its entirety and frankly push the president's view on the deal aside, push Secretary Kerry's view on the deal aside," Hayden, a retired four-star Air Force general, said Monday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."

Mar 09 11:49

Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last

A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran's leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama's administration won’t last after Obama leaves office.

Organized by freshman Senator Tom Cotton and signed by the chamber's entire party leadership as well as potential 2016 presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, the letter is meant not just to discourage the Iranian regime from signing a deal but also to pressure the White House into giving Congress some authority over the process.

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Let's take all those Republicans, hand them rifles and parachutes, and drop them on Tehran, if they want a war that badly!

Mar 09 09:29

Benjamin Netanyahu - Stand! Down! Iran (Noy Alooshe Remix)

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BUMP TO THE TOP

Mar 09 08:20

US War on ISIS a Trojan Horse

All it took for this miraculous turn in fortune was the creation of “ISIS,” and serial provocations committed by these Hollywood-style villains seemingly engineered to reinvigorate America’s justification to militarily intervene more directly in a war it itself started in Syria beginning in 2011.

ISIS could not be a more effective part of America’s plans to overthrow the Syrian government and destroy the Syrian state if it had an office at the Pentagon.

Mar 09 07:42

GOP senators warning over US-Iran nuclear negotiations

Forty-seven Republican senators warned Monday that any agreement the Obama administration strikes with Iran to limit Tehran's nuclear program may be short-lived unless Congress approves the deal.

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Which the Congress will not do if they want AIPAC cash for their next election.

Mar 09 04:47

Berlin Rumbles Washington’s Hidden War Agenda

Berlin and the rest of Europe need to move fast to underpin diplomacy with Russia and to head off Washington’s death-wish plunge into the abyss.

Washington’s reckless attempts to scuttle the shaky ceasefire in Ukraine are unnerving Germany. The German government feels, with good reason, that the Americans are trying to undermine its recent efforts to mediate a political solution to the nearly year-old conflict, which has caused at least 6,000 deaths and up to one million refugees. Not only that but the violence between the ultranationalist regime in Kiev and the pro-Russian separatists in the east is threatening to spillover into a wider war that could involve Russia and the rest of Europe.

Mar 08 21:37

Netanyahu: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered .... The Power of Israel over the United States

No other visiting Prime Minister or President will be received with so much media attention and political fanfare as Netanyahu because none possess the formidable, organized, well-financed and disciplined political apparatus which Israel possess. This is an apparatus which defends and promotes US wars on behalf of Israel, Israel’s war crimes, land seizures and torture of Palestinians.

Mar 08 19:40

US/UK/Israel unlawful Wars of Aggression on Iraq, Iran are gangster ‘business’: an analogy

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An analogy of US relations with Iraq and Iran (documentation of facts below):

The gangster, “Uncle” Sam, had a Machiavellian business history of 40 years with an appointed “regional manager,” Saddam; a history of transactions worth billions. Sam helped Saddam attack a rival, Mahmoud, from 1980-1988 after Mahmoud refused Sam’s control over his area of business. Sam had previously overthrown Mahmoud’s control from 1953-1979, making billions. After further complex history between Sam and Saddam, Saddam began selling product for currencies other than Sam’s.

Mar 08 17:36

Iran to ‘Wipe Israel off the map’? Read the 600 words for yourself to confirm US/Israel CRIMINAL war lies

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The origin of claims that Iranian President Ahmadinejad threatened to “wipe Israel off the map” is his October 30, 2005 speech. The crystal-clear content and context prove this claim is false, and that “leaders” threatening war on Iran over this speech are committing War Crimes. These War Crimes, in context of ongoing War Crimes in the Middle East, require immediate arrests of political and media “leaders” (video evidence below). US military are required by Oath and training to refuse all orders associated with unlawful wars, with officers required to arrest those who issue them.

Speech transcript from the New York Times:

Mar 08 15:20

Israel Shamir: Who Killed Nemtsov

The Russians are worried that pro-Western neoliberal party will regain the positions they lost after 2000, and dead Nemtsov will indeed be more useful for his cause than alive one.

Anyway, while the mourning and the funeral did not cause any breach of peace, the march did not turn into a Maidan or Tahrir, and Bernard Henri Levi did not land on the Red Square, the Putin’s government got cold feet. For a long eight days Russian police looked for the murderers, and meanwhile the Yeltsin’s cadres, people of nineties assaulted Putin from within and the Western media and officials from without. President Putin is not a Genghis Khan, he is a non-confrontational bloke whose great ambition is to live in peace and harmony with the West while defending Russia’s vital interests, and observing interests of Russia’s wealthies and worthies. He also wants to be accepted as an equal among the world’s great, East and West.

Mar 08 13:56

Ex-Mossad chief calls Netanyahu’s Iran speech ‘bullshit’

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan lambasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a Channel 2 interview previewed Thursday, calling his speech before Congress “bullshit,” and charging that his policy vis-a-vis the Palestinians endangered the Zionist dream.

Mar 08 11:01

THE TOON THAT ROCKED THE FOUNDATIONS OF ZION

Economist cartoon contrasts peaceful Iran with belligerent Israel

Mar 08 10:17

BEX ALERT - Iran and Houthis Going to Attack Saudi Arabia

Mar 08 07:05

Crosstalking: Bibi’s dud

Iran and the West are close to accomplishing what so many in Washington and Tel Aviv are terrified of – a negotiated end to the Western standoff with Iran.

CrossTalking with Mohammad Marandi, Gareth Porter, and Chuck Freilich.

Mar 08 07:00

The Enemy is Not Russia or Putin

The enemy is not Russia or Vladimir Putin. The enemy is hypocrisy.

It has been just over a year of growing and escalating crisis in Europe since the Maidan Square protests in Kiev succeeded in toppling Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014.

It saw the likes of US Senator John McCain – a man whose quest for a new Vietnam War never ends – travelling to the country to personally urge on the demonstrators in Kiev alongside Britain’s Catherine Ashton, representing the EU.

Mar 08 06:56

We saved Jews 3 times, Netanyahu should revise history lessons – Iranian FM

Iran has no intention of destroying Israel and has actually saved the Jews three times in history, but the current Israeli regime is a threat to Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said.

“Israel threatens to use force against Iran almost on a daily basis… Of course, if they did use force against Iran, we would defend ourselves, as we have done with great sacrifice in the past. But we are not invading, we are not threatening anybody. We have not threatened anybody for 250 years,” the Iranian FM said.

“We never had the bomb. We will never have a bomb. We’re not looking to have a bomb. We do not believe a bomb is in our interest. Whereas [Netanyahu] does have a bomb. He has 200 nuclear weapons,” he said.

Mar 07 20:36

US/Israel .01% lie for unlawful War of Aggression on Iran: 99.99% must choose arrests or have global nuclear war

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To repeat what hundreds of us in alternate media have been documenting for years, a criminal rogue US/Israel/UK .01% constantly renew threats of war on Iran, including US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu lying to pretend Iran is hostile. The US .01% criminal threat of war continue a history of US lies and War Crimes on Iran that most Americans know aspects of, but do not see clearly and comprehensively apart from constant political spin.

These .01% “Big Lies” to war-murder Iranians may be more easily recognized, exposed, and ended through analogy; a story written from American perspective as victim of what conservative history reveals the US has done to Iran (full documentation also listed below).

Mar 07 18:39

The Speech

Churchill came to cement his alliance with the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who played a big part in the British war effort, while Netanyahu has come to spit in the face of the present president.

Mar 07 14:36

The long history of Israel gaming the 'Iranian threat'

Years before his recent grandstanding in Congress, Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders conjured a threat where one previously didn’t exist.

Mar 07 12:28

CONFIRMATION - American and Israeli military advisors were arrested while aiding Islamic State terrorists in Iraq.

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested four foreign military advisors from the United States and Israel who were aiding the Islamic State, Iranian Tasnim News Agency reports.

Three of the arrested military advisors are dual citizens of the United States and Israel, while the fourth advisor is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq’s Sarma News Agency said.

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Mar 07 10:43

Eye for an eye: Iran blinds acid attacker. Medics gouge out man’s eye in first known case where retribution ruling has been carried out, amid condemnation from human rights groups

In a literal application of the sharia law of an eye for an eye, an Iranian man convicted of blinding another man in an acid attack has been blinded in one eye, marking the first time Iran has carried out such a punishment.

Mar 07 07:01

Iran Sends Tanks Into Iraq to Fight Islamists

As American jets flew top cover, in mid-August Kurdish Peshmerga militia and Iraqi special forces troops recaptured the strategic Mosul Dam from Islamic State militants. Meanwhile Iraqi Golden Brigade commandos liberated parts of Tikrit from the Islamists.

But the militants counterattacked—and that drew Iran into the fighting. In a move that could have far-reaching consequences, Tehran has sent tanks into northern Iraq.

Mar 07 06:26

Kerry Re-writes History of U.S. Support for Color Revolutions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry either has a blind spot when it comes to the last 15 years of U.S. foreign policy or he told a big whopping lie in Geneva. Kerry, in defining U.S. action in Ukraine, said that «We [the United States] are not involved in multiple color revolutions». Someone in Kerry’s position should know better. After all, he is not only the chief foreign policy officer of the United States but he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2009 to 2013 and was a member of the committee from the very outset of America’s «themed» or «color» revolutions, beginning with the October 5th Revolution, which overthrew Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic in 2000.

Mar 07 05:52

Washington Yanks British Bulldog into Line

The gross interference by Washington in Britain’s forthcoming election on the vital issue of budgetary priorities clearly demonstrates that British «democracy» is but an appendage to an American leash. And the leash is being yanked to pull the snarling bulldog into line.

In a brazen show of bringing-to-heel in their «special relationship», American political and Pentagon chiefs are openly rebuking the British government to maintain its huge military spend on the NATO alliance – to the possible detriment of already withering public services in austerity-clobbered Britain. The imposition by Washington raises serious questions about the nature of democracy in Britain – the self-proclaimed «Mother of all Parliaments».

Mar 07 05:44

Bibi Joffrey and the Flower of Zion

The walls are thick and strong beyond imagining, but the elders who sleep in the bowels of Zion know that this rumbling at their foundation marks well their inevitable fall.

The first great stone has hit the ramparts of Zion. The elders within the walls, down in the bowels of the fortress, have sat bolt upright, as they have felt the unmistakable rumbling vibration. Their eyes, which are usually narrow with the self-regard of the power of their own devious cunning, have suddenly gone wide with fear, as instantly they know that the inevitable has arrived upon them.

As another great stone finds the wall, and shakes the very air, these elders fly from their beds with great alarm.
The walls are thick and strong beyond imagining, but the elders who sleep in the bowels of Zion know that this rumbling at their foundation marks well their inevitable fall.

Mar 06 09:35

Ex-Mossad chief calls Netanyahu’s Iran speech ‘bullshit’

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan lambasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a Channel 2 interview previewed Thursday, calling his speech before Congress “bullshit,” and charging that his policy vis-a-vis the Palestinians endangered the Zionist dream.

Mar 06 08:04

Netanyahu and Queen Esther of Persia

Benjamin Netanyahu while addressing the American Knesset in Washington DC invoked Persians’ hatred toward country’s Jewish community over 2500 years ago.

“Tomorrow night, on the Jewish holiday of Purim, we’ll read the Book of Esther. We’ll read of a powerful Persian viceroy named Haman, who plotted to destroy the Jewish people some 2,500 years ago. But a courageous Jewish woman, Queen Esther, exposed the plot and gave for the Jewish people the right to defend themselves against their enemies. The plot was foiled. Our people were saved,” Netanyahu said.

However, as an abnoxious Zionist liar, Netanyahu skipped the part from his Holy Book of Esther that describes how Queen Esther with the help of Mordechai’s (her father, uncle, boyfriend or whatever!) armed Jewish terrorists murdered 75,000 Persian civilians in cold-blood.

Mar 05 22:28

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Ideologically Dictated Worldview

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the most publicly unpleasant Israeli leader since Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir, both of whom were unrepentant terrorists

Mar 05 17:39

George W Bush banned from Venezuela after country’s president brands him a terrorist

Bush, and his vice-president, Dick Cheney, are accused of having committed “terrorist acts and grave human rights violations” in Syria, Iraq and Vietnam.

Mar 05 13:54

Netanyahu’s False Narrative

As members of the U.S. Congress bobbed up and down with applause, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spun a tale of brave little Israel fretting about its survival, but he left out the fact that Israel has a large arsenal of nuclear weapons and has often been the one to invade its neighbors, as Marjorie Cohn recalls.

Mar 05 12:34

The Iranian Threat That Never Was

If you take politicians and the mainstream media seriously, you believe that Iran wants a nuclear weapon and has relentlessly engaged in covert efforts to build one. Even if you are aware that Iran signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and is subject to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections, you may believe that those who run the Islamic Republic have cleverly found ways to construct a nuclear-weapons industry almost undetected. Therefore, you may conclude, Democratic and Republican administrations have been justified in pressuring Iran to come clean and give up its “nuclear program.”

But you would be wrong.

Anyone naturally skeptical about such foreign-policy alarms has by now found solid alternative reporting that debunks the official narrative about the alleged Iranian threat.

Mar 05 10:49

BIBI’S OPPOSITION DANCES TO HIS SWAN SONG

He might have believed his speech was the best campaigning ever …. but his opposition is cashing in on it …

Mar 05 10:49

IN PHOTOS ~~ NEW YORKERS MARCH FOR PEACE WITH IRAN

On March 3rd, the day of Netanyahu’s anti-Iran speech to the U.S. Congress, a group of activists gathered at Times Sq. to protest his war oriented speech. They stood in the Square with black and white signs which have become the icon of New York City protestors, and proclaimed loudly “No war on Iran: negotiate”. From Times Sq. they marched through Manhattan streets, through Grand Central Station, to the Israeli Consulate chanting for a diplomatic solution.

When the marchers arrived at the Consulate the police tried to persuade them to demonstrate across the street.

The marchers refused to cross and proclaimed their legal- constitutional right to demonstrate peacefully at the Consulate. Meanwhile, across the street, another group, “Israelis for a Sustainable Peace”, was also protesting Netanyahu’s polices.

Mar 05 10:11

Farrakhan: Netanyahu aims to undermine Obama, drive U.S. to war with Iran

Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to the USA to undermine President Barack Obama's attempt to dialogue with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Rather than observing customary protocol—that is arranging the visit of a head of state with top officials in the country to be visited—Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner informed the White House of the Netanyahu invitation just 10 minutes before it was announced to the public, on Jan. 21, the morning after the president’s State of the Union address.

Mar 05 09:23

Iran nuclear deal 'very close' as Netanyahu brings negotiators together

Kerry is committed to securing a political framework deal by the end of this month, with the intricate details to be filled in by the end of June. That was the approach agreed on the last time the talks were extended in November, and congressional Democrats have agreed to fend off new sanctions against Iran until the end of March, imposing an additional political deadline.

Tehran however has gone off the idea of a two-phase deal. In his NBC interview, Zarif said: “It is difficult to talk about a political agreement. We want to have an agreement.” And he made clear he viewed the end of June as the only hard all-or-nothing deadline.

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Bibi is in a bind. He has failed to derail P5+1 and the backlash back home may cost him the election. He may be desperate enough to attack Iran on his own.

Mar 05 08:44

America Must Reject Netanyahu’s War Cry on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington this week to prepare the American people for war against Iran. Backed by American neoconservatives, the Israel lobby, and assorted other war hawks, Netanyahu insists that Iran intends to build a nuclear weapon and thus is an "existential threat" to Israel. He has no confidence that President Obama will negotiate an agreement that once and for all will end Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions.

Thus the prime minister’s objective is nothing less than to wreck the current negotiations and push America into a regime-changing war against Iran.

Netanyahu’s narrative is a fabric of lies and omissions.

Mar 05 08:42

Iran President: World 'Too Intelligent' To Be Fooled by Netanyahu's 'War-Mongering'

Making note of Israel's existing, though undeclared, arsenal of nuclear weapons and pushing back against the steady stream of vitriol aimed at Iran amid ongoing negotiations over its civilian nuclear program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday described the people of the United States and across the world as "too intelligent" to be taken by the "war-mongering" contained in remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his high-profile visit to Washington, D.C. this week.

Speaking from Tehran, Rouhani indicated ongoing optimism following the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 nations (the U.S., U.K., China, Russia, France, and Germany) which concluded in Switzerland on Wednesday. "The world is happy with the progress in the negotiations," he said.

Mar 05 08:41

Iran: We saved the Jews three times; Netanyahu should learn history

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s accusations in his recent speech to the U.S. Congress that Iran wants to destroy Israel.

In an interview with NBC, Zarif said that “Iran saved the Jews three times in its history,” insinuating that Netanyahu should brush up on his history lessons.

Zarif said Netanyahu distorts both the current reality and the writings in Jewish sources and the Bible.

“It is unfortunate that Mr. Netanyahu now totally distorts realities of today,” Zarif said. “He even distorts his own scripture. If you read the book of Esther, you will see that it was the Iranian king who saved the Jews. …

Mar 05 08:35

Netanyahu: Israel Will Stand Alone if It Must

Netanyahu's exact words: ‘Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.’

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This is an obvious puff-piece trying to resuscitate Netanyahu's speech to Congress, but contains a subtle warning that Israel may attack Iran.

Mar 05 08:13

Benjamin Netanyahu in 2002 – “If You Take Out Saddam, I Guarantee, It Will Have Enormous Positive Reverberations on the Region”

In 2002, Benjamin Netanyahu already harbored some extremely strong convictions on how to deal with both Iran and Iraq. Back then, his opinions on how to handle the particular challenges each presented were quite divergent. On the one hand, he suggested beaming “reruns of Melrose Place” into Tehran, as a way of inspiring a popular uprising. In contrast, he suggested such an approach could never work in Iraq, and instead advocated for his preferred solution: violence.

Naturally, he believed that a violent overthrow of Saddam Hussein would be a great thing.

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The overthrow of Iraq was a great thing ... for Israel. Not so much for the people of Iraq and all those Americans killed and crippled wrecking Israel's regional rival! But then, they don't really matter, right Bibi?

Mar 05 07:31

Hillary Clinton leaked intel to hurt Israeli war plans, says watchdog attorney

The media feeding frenzy over the alleged unlawful use by Hillary Clinton of a non-government email system is having an impact on other allegations against the presidential wannabe. On Tuesday, a former Department of Justice prosecuting attorney said that he believes then-Secretary of State Clinton -- probably using her unofficial and illegal email system -- was complicit in the leaking of classified intelligence regarding military operation plans formulated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to destroy Iran's nuclear weapons program.

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Well, well, well! Hillary mishandling classified information and not just to get laid, like Patraeus. Of course, looking at the context of this incident, it is possible Hillary was acting under orders from Obama, but Obama will never own up to that, so Hillary gets to eat this one. But, Hillary is technically guilty of the same crimes Ed Snowden is accused of! If he can be charged under the Espionage Act, then so can Hillary!

Mar 05 06:42

Netanyahu Postmortems

Honest analysts know his double-barreled Washington offensive fell flat - targeting AIPAC and Congress.

His blustering Big Lies wore thin long ago. He repeated the same stuff he regurgitates in all his anti-Iranian/poor threatened israel rants.

You have to be practically comatose not to have heard it ad nauseam. Or sublimely ignorant not to know Iran threatens no one.

It's nuclear program is entirely legitimate - with no military component or intention to have one.

Or that Israel is the region's only nuclear power - a dangerous one committed to use its arsenal of banned weapons if threatened.

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He came. He spoke. He fizzled!

Mar 05 04:50

Rudy Giuliani Meeting with Iranian Dissident Group

"I'm going to Berlin this weekend with a group that could replace the Iranian government," Giuliani told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday.

"It's a group run by a woman. They believe in a constitutional democracy. They fought for constitutional democracy. ..."

(*Hey Lady , what makes you think concerting with Giuliani is going to help Iran achieve constitutional democracy ?)

Mar 04 19:37

Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Stand with Israel Act of 2015

Sen. Rand Paul yesterday reintroduced the Stand with Israel Act of 2015. This legislation would halt all U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) until the P.A. renounces violence, purges terrorists from its ranks, and recognizes the nation of Israel. The Stand with Israel Act of 2014 was introduced last Congress in response to the P.A.'s attempts to form a unity government with the terrorists of Hamas-a unity government that still remains.

Mar 04 19:36

BEX Alert - "Alan Dershowitz: Obama 'Obligated' to Answer Netanyahu's 'New' Proposal"

President Barack Obama "totally misled the American people" by saying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during his Tuesday address to a joint session of Congress, presented no new ideas about striking a deal with Iran over nuclear weapons, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."

"The prime minister said, 'If the world leaders are not prepared to insist that Iran changes behavior before a deal is signed, at the very least, they should insist Iran changes behavior before a deal expires,'" said Dershowitz.

"His proposal, and it's a very sound one, is that the sunset provision doesn't kick in unless Iran does three things — it has to stop being the world's greatest exporter of terrorism, it has to stop bullying neighboring countries like Syria and Lebanon, and it has to stop calling for the destruction of Israel.

Mar 04 18:58

Netanyahus nonsensical speech to the US Congress

Israels own secret service Mossad is contradicting Netanyahu:
“…the Mossad memo…dated October 22, 2012…contradicted the Israeli leader’s U.N. speech on several critical points of fact, including how far away Iran was from bomb-making capacity and whether it even had the ability to produce weapons-grade uranium.”

Mar 04 18:30

Guest Post: Yesterday Was A Very Sad Day For America

Well I found it incredibly sad yesterday watching our legislators in our own house of Congress give the foreign leader of a beggar nation (to the tune of $4 billion per annum) a standing ovation like he had just solved all of America’s problems. But the fact is Netanyahu came to give a speech that was in direct conflict with that of the American president.

Now I’m no fan of Obama but I hold deep respect for the scope of the position of President of the United States of America. And to have a nation that takes money from our tax payers only to turn around and use that money to buy off our tax payers’ representatives so they will pass foreign policy only concerned with Israel, gives me a rotting feeling in my stomach.

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I too am sick and tired of Israel fucking with our nation!

Mar 04 18:29

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Responds to Netanyahu

The world has not reacted well to Netanyahu’s war mongering diatribe. Now, Iran’s President has offered a response to the world via Twitter.

Mar 04 15:29

Iran Is Beating America to the Punch in Iraq

Still, the increasing influence of Iran in Baghdad, and the fact that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are taking the lead in the fight against ISIS while the U.S. continues to debate the readiness of the official Iraqi army, cannot be good for the American push for Iraqi unity.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his feelings about Iran’s fight against ISIS clear in his speech to Congress on Tuesdy, telling the U.S. public, “the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.”

(*I always knew he felt that way !)

Mar 04 14:20

Back Off Netanyahu: Russia to Produce Nuclear Fuel in Iran

Last yeah Russia agreed to build eight new nuclear power plants in Iran, and now the Russians are going to work to produce nuclear fuel in Iranian territory. Four of the new plants are planned to be built at the Bushehr site, while the other four will be constructed elsewhere.

Mar 04 12:36

Jon Stewart: Bibi’s Congress Reception Was ‘Longest Blowjob a Jewish Man Has Ever Received’

Jon Stewart tonight wrung some comedy out of Benjamin Netanyahu‘s speech to Congress, mocking it as a “Festival of Slights” to President Obama.

Mar 04 12:24

Bibi's Big Adventure - Comedy Central Original

Mar 04 11:41

Boozman Bulletin: Stand With Israel

"With that in mind, you will be pleased to know that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to bring a bill up for consideration next week that would give Congress a role in approving any deal with Iran. I support this bill and will work with my colleagues to ensure its passage. The agreement currently being negotiated is too important to our national security for Congress to be pushed to the sidelines."

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This from the same Congress that lets Obama write laws about health care, immigration, and potential higher taxes from his desk?!?

Mar 04 11:08

Boehner Stunt Backfires As NBC, CBS and ABC Don’t Televise Netanyahu Speech To Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s conspiracy to humiliate President Obama and dominate the news backfired as the U.S. broadcast networks ignored the speech and refused to televise it live.

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Good for ABC, NBC, and CBS!

Mar 04 11:06

Israel reacts to Netanyahu speech with shrugs and cynicism, Iran with anger

Israeli opposition figures and columnists reacted to Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress with a combination of shrugs and cynicism. Some suggested it had served his desire for re-election more than helping stop Iran’s nuclear programme.

Mar 04 11:05

Rand Paul has a problem with this GIF mocking his reaction to Netanyahu's speech

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is not pleased with GIFs that made the rounds on Tuesday in which he seemed to have a less-than-thrilled reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's big speech to Congress.

In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Paul said media outlets "demean themselves" by calling attention to his relatively slow clapping during Netanyahu's address Tuesday.

Mar 04 10:52

BIBI’S BEX ALERT

11 Lies Netanyahu Told

Congress on Iran

Mar 04 09:54

Bibi's War Cry Rings Hollow in Congress

Enter the proverbial boy who cried wolf: Benjamin Netanyahu. Much pomp and circumstance has surrounded the Israeli prime minister’s trip to Washington, but the most important takeaway should now be clear: He is calling for zero uranium enrichment to be allowed on Iranian soil precisely because he knows that it is unachievable – and his real aim is to torpedo the negotiations and fast-track war.

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Mar 04 09:11

Pro-Israel lobbyists heap Iran pressure on US Congress

Thousands of members of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, will pack the halls of Congress, a second act of sorts after Netanyahu’s speech in which he too will highlight the need to stop Iran’s nuclear program cold.

They will huddle with senators and representatives, including some skeptical Democrats and fully supportive Republicans, urging them to expand punitive sanctions on Tehran in the midst of negotiations over limiting Iran’s nuclear capacity.

“Iran’s the only thing they’re focusing on,” 27-year-old Cesar Degracia-Morales from Texas told AFP a day before he marches up Capitol Hill.

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Here is what you do. Print out the Official US Military Enlistment form and have copies with you, and every time you hear someone saying how we must have war with [insert name of this week's targeted nation here], hand them a copy of the form and offer to help them fill it out, then promise that you will personally deliver said form to the nearest enlistment office on your way home. Let's see the real measure of their commitment to war!

Frankly, if I were Obama I would take every one of those Israeli lobbyists and members of Congress listening to them, hand them rifles and parachutes, and drop them into Tehran.

Mar 04 08:44

Iran Rejects Obama's Demands on Nuclear Program, Calls Them 'Unacceptable'

Iran on Tuesday refused to halt its nuclear work for at least 10 years – a condition which President Barack Obama said was non-negotiable if the two sides are to reach a deal on the country’s nuclear program.

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It would appear that the White House, looking at the backlash to Netanyahu's speech, has now dropped this talking point and gone back to the original P5+1 deal.

Mar 04 08:27

WHO IS THE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE? CHRISTIANS, JEWS, OR MUSLIMS (The US, Israel, or Iran)!

Since the 1979 Iranian revolution and the downfall of the US Puppet Ruler the Shah, Iran has been an Islamic state. In that interval of time, 1979 to the present, Iran has not invaded anyone. Not once. In fact Iran has not launched a war of aggression against another nation in 200 years. War is not their nature. People of all religions live in peace in Iran, even Jews, who find life so comfortable in Iran they refused an offer by the government of Israel to emigrate!

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Mar 04 08:22

WHY IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IRAN HAS A NUCLEAR BOMB

The above image is a scan of a piece of Trinitite. This is desert sand that was underneath the explosion of the world's first Atomic bomb in New Mexico as part of project TRINITY, hence the name Trinitite. The heat from that blast melted the sand into a green glass, not unlike the Fulgurites that result when lightning hits sandy soil.

Now, imagine an entire nation looking like the above sample, melted into green glass. Buried in the green glass are the charred remains of the people of that nation. It's not an idle fantasy. The US spent $5 trillion dollars (back in the 1950s, when a trillion dollars was REALLY a lot of money!) building a nuclear capability that can actually do that; melt any nation and it's people into a giant slab of green glass. The USSR knew it, the world knows it, Saddam knew it. The government of Iran knows it.

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Mar 04 07:48

Nearly 60 lawmakers boycott Netanyahu speech

Republican House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) had invited the Israeli leader to speak against the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks without first consulting the White House

Mar 04 07:44

US Officials Dismiss Netanyahu’s ‘Impossible’ Iran Deal

US officials have shrugged off Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dictated terms for an alternative Iran deal as completely “impossible” to see accepted.

Officials said that not only would Iran never accept the terms laid out by Netanyahu, but that virtually none of the other P5+1 nations would tolerate the Israeli demands either.

The demand for a complete, unconditional dismantlement of Iran’s civilian nuclear infrastructure would never be accepted, and the call to couple it with a round of new sanctions, seemingly just for spite, would all but guarantee Iran would abandon the talks.

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The Israeli elections are just 13 days away, and there are no guarantees that Netanyahu will get any of what he wanted, after the speech to Congress.

There are also no guarantees that Netanyahu won't bomb Iran unilaterally before the election, to show just how "butch" he can be; and he will have to contend with the absolute wrath of the international community which has had it up to HERE with his warmongering and threatening of his neighbors in the Middle East.

But internal polls in Israel suggest that the Israeli voters feel Netanyahu is completely out of touch with domestic problems they face, and want him to focus on domestic issues more.

And if he loses the election, without the power of the office of Prime Minister, is headed toward some massive corruption charges, to which he is going to have to answer.

I have no crystal ball here, but would tend to predict that Netanyahu has created the "perfect storm" for himself, by attempting to sway US foreign policy so blatantly, and ignoring festering domestic problems at home.

Mar 04 07:34

Iran and the US have resumed nuclear talks despite Netanyahu's warnings

U.S. President Barack Obama responded within hours saying that Netanyahu had offered no "viable alternatives" to the current course of negotiations.

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It looks like the administration has dropped the ten year issue in light of the apparent backlash against Netanyahu's speech. Those members of Congress who boycotted the speech are looking really good now, and the GOP should realize that televised "blowjob" of Netanyahu (to use Jon Stewert's description) is going to work against them in 2016.

Mar 04 07:17

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers met for a second day of negotiations and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging critique of the agreement they are trying to hammer out.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met a day after Obama told Reuters that Iran must commit to a verifiable halt of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear work for a landmark atomic deal to be reached.

"Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands," Zarif was quoted by Fars as saying.

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To bring these demands up so late in the negotiations was Obama's way of guaranteeing that the P5+1 negotiations would fail, utterly, even though talks are continuing.

The US government will, as is said in football, "run out the clock" until the end of the month, giving Israel precisely what it wanted; a failed negotiation, with a potential war against Iran in the offing.

Mar 04 06:39

Pelosi slams Netanyahu ‘insult’ to US intelligence

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress as an "insult" to the United States.

“I was near tears throughout the [Israeli] prime minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5+1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation,” Pelosi said in a statement just after the speech.

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If Netanyahu pissed off Pelosi, then he really pissed off a lot of people!

Mar 04 06:30

US general: Iran role in Tikrit assault 'may be positive'

Top US General Martin Dempsey has said Iran's involvement in dislodging "Islamic State" from the city of Tikrit could be "positive." Tens of thousands of Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen have moved in around the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't think the White House realized that in creating this mythical monster ISIS, they created a situation in which all countries, not just the US, can now use ISIS to justify military interventions.

Mar 04 06:14

Do you support the U.S. government taking a role in protecting Israel from a nuclear war by Iran?

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Poll is halfway down the right hand side. "Yes" is currently winning.

They should take everyone who votes yes and hand them a rifle and a parachute.

UPDATE: As of this morning, "No" is winning at 89%.

Mar 03 22:33

Congress Cheers Netanyahu’s Hatred of Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu showed off his extraordinary control of the U.S. Congress as he bathed in waves of applause while denouncing President Obama’s proposed deal with Iran and urging America to sign up for the Israeli-Saudi regional war on Iran and its Shiite allies.

Mar 03 22:18

Four Things More Dangerous to Israel Than Iran’s Civilian Nuclear Enrichment

There are, in fact, more pressing dangers to Israel than Iran’s nuclear reactors,

Mar 03 18:32

Netanyahu's Arsenal of Nukes The Israeli Elephant in the US Congress by BARRY LANDO

snip: Although it has possessed nuclear weapons for more than half a century, Israel still refuses to own up to that fact, and the United States blandly continues to go along with that fiction. When asked in 2009 if he knew of any country in the Middle East with nuclear weapons, Barack Obama avoided the trap by saying only that he did not wish to “speculate”.

The question is, whether you support Netanyahu’s policies or not, how can the U.S. and Israel and their allies block attempt to block Iran from acquiring the bomb, while pretending that Israel doesn’t already have one? How do you justify such a flagrant double standard?

Mar 03 17:52

10 Reasons I’m Praying for AIPAC’s Decline

The right-wing pro-Israel lobby AIPAC is slowly losing its bipartisan appeal. Here's why that's a good thing.

Mar 03 16:45

Jewish protesters in anti-Netanyahu rally outside AIPAC

US pro-Israel lobby attendees surprised by number of Jewish protesters, who say Israeli PM "does not represent Judaism".

Mar 03 16:44

Report from protests against Netanyahu: 'Public opinion about Israel is changing irreversibly'

Outside, in the streets surrounding the U.S. Congress, a strong, spirited crowd of demonstrators denounced Benjamin Netanyahu for committing war crimes against the Palestinian people and for attempting to whip up a war fever against Iran. We were met by police lines and cops who grabbed and shoved people as they attempted to exercise their Constitutional right to protest at Congress.

Inside, from within the hallowed halls, Netanyahu was given a boisterous two-minute-long standing ovation by the millionaire politicians in Congress.

The irony of what happened today speaks volumes about the nature of democracy in this country.

Mar 03 15:20

Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

This was a speech threatening war.

Realizing he has insufficient clout to stop the negotiations, Netanyahu demanded a back-up position: If not "no" deal, then we can have a better deal.

His vision of a "better" deal, however, is grounded in Iranian surrender. And since that is not going to happen, demanding it means abandoning diplomacy in favor of—yes, war.

Mar 03 15:18

Netanjahu stabs Obama in the back!!

Google translate: Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu places open to the US government: in his controversial appearance in Washington, he criticized the proposed agreement with Iran as wrong and dangerous. "The greatest threat to our world is the covenant of Islam with nuclear weapons."

Ernst and eloquent echo the sentences through the great hall in the US Congress: With a deep voice and well-chosen words, a statesman describes his urgent concerns. Again and again donate gathered to a joint session of both chambers of Congress MPs and senators standing applause - but this appearance of a political slap comes dangerously close. For here does not contradict the US President, but Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mar 03 14:47

Netanyahu Address to Congress Same Old Argument Against Iran Negotiations

In 2002 Netanyahu testified on Iraq before the House government affairs committee. There he guaranteed that taking out Saddam Hussein would "have enormous positive reverberations on the region." Kerry pointed out the wrongness of these comments but not that his rhetoric on Iraq's (non-existent) nuclear capabilities matched Netanyahu's, and most of Washington's. In 2011 Netanyahu addressed a joint sessions of Congress, warning of the threat of a nuclear Iran, something he has a long history of overblowing.

Mar 03 13:40

US Not Providing Air Support for Iraqi Push to Retake Tikrit from ISIS

Iraq’s military has launched what it calls a major offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit from ISIS, but U.S. officials say there has been no coordination from the U.S. nor any requests for coalition airstrikes to support the operation.

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Basically, Baghdad didn't notify the US of the operation, but did invite Iran to take part!

Mar 03 13:34

Reaction to Netanyahu Speech Divides Along Partisan Lines

While many of his points brought both Democrats and Republicans to their feet — “This Capitol dome helped build our Iron Dome” was a clear winner — Democrats stayed seated for the point that mattered most.

Mar 03 13:10

Pelosi says she was 'near tears' during Netanyahu speech

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was "near tears" during a speech to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. Pelosi, a California Democrat, said she was "saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States" as part of a group of nations negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran.

Mar 03 11:43

Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad

Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.

It is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest spy leaks in recent times.

Brandishing a cartoon of a bomb with a red line to illustrate his point, the Israeli prime minister warned the UN in New York that Iran would be able to build nuclear weapons the following year and called for action to halt the process.

But in a secret report shared with South Africa a few weeks later, Israel’s intelligence agency concluded that Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”. The report highlights the gulf between the public claims and rhetoric of top Israeli politicians and the assessments of Israel’s military and intelligence establishment.

Mar 03 11:42

Iran: Yesterday and Today

Join Rick Steves as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he’s ever visited: Iran. In this one-hour, ground-breaking travel special, you’ll discover the splendid monuments of Iran’s rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most importantly, you’ll meet the people of a nation whose government has so exasperated our own.

Mar 03 11:39

Untold Truths About the Planned War on Iran

Press TV’s documentary program “Untold Truths” is a revealing documentary film about the life and experiences of former White House Middle East policy adviser, Gwenyth Todd, who has escaped to Australia to keep safe from FBI prosecution

Mar 03 11:13

Netanyahu’s Big Gamble

In pursuing the strategy of preserving the perception of the Iranian threat in order to maintain the special relationship with the United States, Netanyahu is pursuing strategies that sabotage America’s own foreign policy interests...

By going over President Obama’s head to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is taking a big gamble, apparently hoping that he can block any U.S. rapprochement with Iran and heighten tensions in the Middle East, a strategy that lacks both facts and logic, says Ted Snider.

Mar 03 10:36

How Obama Negotiates With Iran Perfectly Illustrated In One Cartoon

Here we are on the eve of Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to both houses of the United States Congress. The Obama administration is acting like a petulant twelve-year-old —how dare the Prime Minister of Israel come to the United States and speak before Congress when he wasn’t invited by us? — and the rancid Pelosi-Reid contingent of the Democratic Party has promised to take their marbles and go home: they won’t even listen to what he has to say.

Mar 03 10:09

Guess Where These Beautiful Pictures Were Taken?

MUST SEE

Mar 03 10:03

NETANYAHU’S LONG HISTORY OF CRYING WOLF ABOUT IRAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS

In his 1995 book, “Fighting Terrorism,” Netanyahu once again asserted that Iran would have a nuclear weapon in “three to five years,” apparently forgetting about the expiration of his old deadline.

For a considerable time thereafter, Netanyahu switched his focus to hyping the purported nuclear threat posed by another country, Iraq, about which he claimed there was “no question” that it was “advancing towards to the development of nuclear weapons.” Testifying again in front of Congress again in 2002, Netanyahu claimed that Iraq’s nonexistent nuclear program was in fact so advanced that the country was now operating “centrifuges the size of washing machines.”

Needless to say, these claims turned out to be disastrously false. Despite this, Netanyahu, apparently unchastened by the havoc his previous false charges helped create, immediately went back to ringing the alarm bells about Iran.

Mar 03 10:01

BOTEACH ON DEFENSE OF IGNORANCE

“It is not up to Shmuley Boteach to make it appear this is the way the Jewish community treats our friends.”

A few days after ‘rabbi’ Boteach was denounced by almost every legitimate leader of the Jewish Community for his recent actions, specifically by putting the following ad in the New York Times last Saturday …

Mar 03 08:17

Hannity Calls Obama ‘Neville Chamberlain’ And Netanyahu ‘Winston Churchill’

“Great American” Sean Hannity didn’t just side with Israel over his own country as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has figuratively spit in President Obama's face. No, Hannity went out of his way to demonize Obama in every possible way he could work into a nearly 10-minute segment.

It’s very touching to see Hannity’s sudden concern for Jews when you consider how he has previously palled around with the most vile of anti-Semites. But when there’s a contest between Hannity’s bigotry and his lust for conservative power – and maybe a new war for other people to shed blood in – well, it’s no contest.

But that doesn’t mean Hannity is above using his bigotry against President Obama. Hannity had at the ready a montage of Obama making such statements as, “The United States is not and will never be at war with Islam” as a blatant suggestion that Obama is too pro-Islam to love Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Sean!

Mar 03 08:16

Noam Chomsky: Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel’s Goal Isn’t Survival — It’s Regional Dominance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the United States as part of his bid to stop a nuclear deal with Iran during a controversial speech before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. Dozens of Democrats are threatening to boycott the address, which was arranged by House Speaker John Boehner without consulting the White House. Netanyahu’s visit comes just as Iran and six world powers, including the United States, are set to resume talks in a bid to meet a March 31 deadline. "For both Prime Minister Netanyahu and the hawks in Congress, mostly Republican, the primary goal is to undermine any potential negotiation that might settle whatever issue there is with Iran," says Noam Chomsky, institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "They have a common interest in ensuring there is no regional force that can serve as any kind of deterrent to Israeli and U.S. violence, the major violence in the region.

Mar 03 07:39

Why Netanyahu wants to scupper a US deal with Iran

Today Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will give a dramatic speech to the US Congress outlining how within months Iran could build a nuclear weapon. It would sound more frightening if he and other Israeli leaders hadn’t been predicting similar time frames for more than 20 years. - See more at: http://blogs.channel4.com/lindsey-hilsum-on-international-affairs/neta...

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Mar 03 07:38

Israel's Netanyahu Lied About Iran With Infamous "Clear Red Line" Threat, Mossad Leak Reveals

It was only after the second US invasion of Iraq (not to be confused with Obama's third) that we learned that not only did Saddam not have WMDs, but that the whole invasion was merely a pretext for the US to gain control of yet another middle-eastern regime and one of the largest producers of crude oil at the time. What was also revealed as the NYT Examiner reported is "how easily truth becomes irrelevant in the process of going to war."

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Mar 03 07:16

Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf About Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to address the U.S. Congress tomorrow about the perils of striking a nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu, not generally known for his measured rhetoric, has been vociferous in his public statements about the dangers of such compromise, warning that it will allow Iran to “rush to the bomb” and that it amounts to giving the country “a license” to develop nuclear weapons.

It is worth remembering, however, that Netanyahu has said much of this before. Almost two decades ago, in 1996, Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress where he darkly warned, “If Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons, this could presage catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and not only for the Middle East, but for all mankind,” adding that, “the deadline for attaining this goal is getting extremely close.”

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Mar 03 07:10

Menendez tells pro-Israel group he will oppose Iran deal that doesn't roll back nuclear program

"As long as I have an ounce of fight left in me, as long as I have a vote and a say and a chance to protect the interests of Israel, the region, and the national security interests of the United States, Iran will never have a pathway to a weapon," Menendez said, bringing the delegates to their feet. "It will never threaten Israel or its neighbors, and it will never be in a position to start a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Not on my watch."

Menendez is one of the most outspoken supporters of increasing sanctions if negotiations fail to curb Iran's nuclear program. The issue has pitted Menendez against President Obama, a fellow Democrat.

Mar 03 07:05

Netanyahu’s Takeover Bid

Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech, like so many of his speeches in recent years, centered on trying to compare Iran to Nazi Germany, and claiming that not a day goes by he doesn’t worry about Israel being wiped off the map in some way or other.

Top Obama aide Susan Rice, who addressed AIPAC, defended the diplomtic process, saying Netanyahu’s position of opposition to any deal is “not a viable position” from which to hold talks.

The Israel Lobby has been attacking Rice vociferously, with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach running an ad over the weekend in the New York Times accusing her of supporting genocide for criticizing Netanyahu.

Mar 03 07:04

FLASHBACK - Netanyahu 2002: Iraq has Centrifuges ‘the size of Washing Machines’ to Produce A-Bomb

Israeli PM Binyamin “Chicken Little” Netanyahu tried to scaremonger about Iraq in 2002, as his contribution to the Anglo-American war of aggression on that country. “there is no question whatsoever,” Netanyahu said, “that Saddam” was seeking nuclear weapons. He said that Israeli intelligence reported to him that Russian scientists and North Korea were on site and actively aiding this phantom nuclear weapons program.

There was no Iraqi nuclear weapons program in 2002; it was dismantled in the early 1990s by United Nations inspectors. There were none of the chemical or biological weapons Netanyahu spoke of. No Russians. No North Koreans. Bupkes.

Netanyahu also warned that Iraq would give nuclear warheads (which it did not have) to “terrorist groups.”

He also argued that no inspections could possibly find “mobile weapons sites” (which are impossible), implying that invasion and occupation was the only course open.

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Mar 03 06:49

Susan Rice Tells Israel Lobbyists Their Demands Are ‘Unachievable’

On Monday night, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice made the case for a diplomatic solution to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon — an argument that rankled many of the 16,000 activists who flooded Washington for the annual confab of the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization in the country.

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If those 16,000 pro-Israel activist want war with Iran, hand them each a rifle and a parachute and drop them into Tehran!

Mar 03 06:32

Netanyahu tells AIPAC that Iran and its international 'tentacles of terror' threaten the very existence of Israel

The United States and Israel made public protestations of enduring friendship on Monday even as acrimony simmered over plans by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to voice his objections to US-led efforts to strike a diplomatic deal with Iran over its nuclear programme in a speech to Congress on Tuesday.

Mr Netanyahu told a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) that he felt compelled to speak up about the efforts to reach a deal with Iran because the “existence” of Israel is at stake. But he simultaneously denied his intention was to show any disrespect to President Barack Obama.

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Mar 03 06:27

Netanyahu Goes to Washington: An Act of Desperation By a Political Dinosaur

Today Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu will address a Republican Congress in a brazen attempt to win votes back home by derailing the White House’s ongoing diplomatic negotiations with Iran. How else can you describe it?

There is little point in waiting until after Netanyahu had addresses Congress today, because Bibi will be delivering the exact same, tired old recycled Iran speech that he’s been giving for the better part of the last decade. God forbid, if he’s still in office in 10 years, it’s a sure bet that he’ll be making the same speech then too, claiming that Iran is about the develop a nuclear weapon and that they must be stopped “before it’s too late.” Oh no, not that old chestnut.

Mar 02 16:46

Iraqi Parliament Asks Iranian General to Coordinate Joint Assault on ISIL

In an unprecedented move, the Iraqi government and parliament officially requested General Soleimani to oversee the operation by supervising and advising Iraqi forces. Effectively, this means the Iranian general will be commanding the joint Iraqi-Iranian offensive on Tikrit.

Mar 02 16:30

Netanyahu to lay out elements of Iran deal

During his upcoming speech to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lay out the details of what he understands to be the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran, hoping it will prompt lawmakers to question the administration and delay the March 24 deadline for a political agreement.

Mar 02 16:30

Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work for at least a decade

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final agreement.

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That is the deal breaker. Obama has caved into Netanyahu and the warhawks.

Mar 02 15:00

Lavrov notes progress in talks on Iran nuclear program

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday noted serious progress in talks on Iran’s nuclear program.

"At a meeting with [US Secretary of State John] Kerry and [Iranian Foreign Minister Javad] Zarif, we discussed a number of issues on the Iranian nuclear program," Lavrov said. "We noted serious progress reached at the talks of the P5+1 with Tehran."

"We discussed tasks we have to solve in order to achieve a result within the agreed time frames," he said.

Mar 02 14:18

US-Israel intel cooperation on Iran's nuclear program has been stopped, Ch. 10 reports

The United States and Israel have stopped intelligence cooperation on Iran's nuclear program, Channel 10 reported Monday.

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That is because Netanyahu was leaking some of the information to try and derail the P5+1 talks.

Mar 02 09:44

Netanyahu’s speech and the American Jewish condition

Netanyahu is coming here to tell the Congress to torpedo the efforts of the U.S. president to cut a deal with Iran. He does so because he seems to believe that Iran poses an existential threat to Israel. His actual and implicit messaging links the Iranians to the Holocaust and to Hitler. Whether or not he is working the matter to get another term, or to maintain Israel’s regional hegemony, there can be little question that many Jews share this belief. They say that Iran is determined to destroy Israel and so the charge “Never again” means, we must destroy Iran’s nuclear capability by any means and isolate the society generally. Just as Iraq which attacked Israel was also linked to Hitler by various Israel supporters 12 years ago.

That analogy proved absurd, and the Iranian/Holocaust analogy is also illogical.

Mar 02 08:35

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Iran Exaggerations Now Clear for All To See

Say what you will, the latest intelligence leak to hit the world headlines couldn’t have come at a worse time for Benjamin Netanyahu. Just a week before the Israeli prime minister’s congressional address on the Iranian nuclear threat, a document from his own spy agency turns up and shows that his dark warnings about Iran don’t always match the facts known to Israeli intelligence.

Mar 02 07:08

Binyamin Netanyahu, AIPAC’s Putative American President, Plans to Threaten the US Congress

Binyamin Netanyahu – AIPAC’s putative US President – will, next Tuesday, threaten both Houses of Congress that he is prepared to deploy his 400 nuclear warheads to ensure Israeli dominance of the Middle East unless Washington and the world accede to his demands against Iran (and Gaza and Lebanon and Turkey). A status quo that recalls the demands of the German National Socialists, in 1936, prior to their occupation and domination of Europe that instigated World War 2.

Mar 01 11:21

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.

The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Mar 01 07:43

If Netanyahu's right, why is he so wrong?

Even if he is correct about Iran, Netanyahu's steps have minimized Israel's ability to exert influence, and his moves on Obama's turf have politicized U.S.-Israel relations so much that no one seriously addresses his points any more.

Feb 28 09:09

White House says Netanyahu offers no alternative but military action (and Liz Warren won’t say if she’s attending speech)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is offering no alternative but the “military option” against Iran, the White House press secretary said this afternoon. Josh Earnest said that Netanyahu has “not presented an alternative” to the negotiations that the U.S. is undertaking, and that military action won’t work. It will only “steel” Iran’s resolve to develop nuclear weapons and end an inspections regime that the Iranians have accepted as well as break up the international coalition that the U.S. has put together to talk to Iran.

Feb 28 09:00

Netanyahu Invites Arab Diplomats to His Big Speech—and Gets Rejected

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to meet with a group of ardently pro-Israel Democratic senators next week in Washington, but he very much wants to see the faces of Arab ambassadors in the audience during his controversial address to Congress.

Netanyahu's ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, has tried, without success, to recruit Arab ambassadors to come to his boss’s speech, e-mailing them personally to plead for their attendance. Dermer, who is not a trained diplomat, is the man who helped engineer the invitation to Netanyahu to speak to Congress in opposition to President Obama’s (so far theoretical) Iran nuclear deal.

Feb 28 08:37

Netanyahu, his pants on fire, brings torch to Washington: Burman

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu takes wild-eyed warnings about Iran to U.S. Congress, damaging international negotiations and American relations.

Feb 28 08:29

Netanyahu's 'scaremongering' will not stop nuclear deal, says Iranian official

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said on Saturday that “scaremongering” by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal.

Feb 28 07:52

Report: Obama threatened to fire on Israeli jets attacking Iran

The decision came, according to al-Jarida, after Israel revealed that 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.

According to the report, Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army's chief of staff Beni Gants to prepare a qualitative operation against Iran's nuclear program. In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel's security.

The sources added that Gants and his commanders prepared the requested plan and that Israeli fighter jets trained for several weeks in order to make sure the plans would work successfully. Israeli fighter jets even carried out experimental flights in Iran's airspace after they managed to break through radars.

Feb 28 07:51

Israel ‘needs US stealth fighters to attack Iran’

The US provision of stealth fighters to Israel does not serve any defensive purposes, but it enhances Tel Aviv’s abilities to strike countries like Iran, said political commentator Edward Corrigan.

Feb 27 12:28

Iran test-fires ‘new strategic weapon’ to battle ‘Great Satan’ US

Iran has concluded a massive naval and air defense war games by successfully test-firing a “new strategic weapon,” which the country says will play an important role in the future battle against the US.

The test was performed on the final day of the Great Prophet 9 exercises, which above other activities included a simulated attack on an American aircraft carrier.

Feb 27 10:04

John Boehner Defends Benjamin Netanyahu Speech

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday challenged an assertion by the Obama administration that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress about Iran's nuclear program would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations.

"The president's national security advisor says it's destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the United States Congress. I couldn't disagree more," Boehner said at his weekly news conference.

"The American people and both parties in Congress have always stood with Israel and nothing, and no one, could get in the way," the Republican leader said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A memo to House Speaker Boehner: please resign immediately from your position in the US House of Representatives.

It has become clear that you no longer represent the interests and concerns of the American people, or your "alleged" constituents, but those of a foreign power, Israel.

The interests, needs, and concerns of the American people are not always aligned with those of Tel Aviv, and the issue of a potentially peaceful resolution to the Iranian energy program, being (hopefully) sorted out at the P5+1 negotiations, are one of the most glaring examples of those interests not always being one in the same.

More sanctions against Iran will mark a prelude to war against it; a war in which Israel believes it doesn't have to dirty its hands, but let American military fight, die, and get maimed for life, in the process.

A war against Iran will have horrific consequences for Israel, including a potential invasion by Hezbollah from the North, and many more casualties than their MOD is ready to reveal.

Iran has just signed a military cooperation agreement with Russia; and as you should be well aware, the US military doesn't have the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia. This is what makes the military option against Iran so scarily dangerous.

And BTW, sir, what makes Netanyahu's testimony to a joint session of Congress next week so dangerously inflammatory, that this will be done in a closed session of Congress, so that the American people do not have the right to hear what the man has to say, and judge for themselves?!?

Had you an actual conscience, you would be asking yourself that question right now; but of course, those in political power in this country have had their conscience surgically removed before running from office!!

Feb 27 07:47

Iran: 444 days of crisis and 36 years without USA

In February, Iran celebrated a national victory, the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The crisis lasted for 444 days. As a result, the West introduced "inhuman," as the Iranian president said, sanctions against Iran. The sanctions have been in effect for 36 years already.

Feb 26 09:54

Kerry warns Congress about Netanyahu’s Iran speech, says Bibi pushed US to attack Iraq

Netanyahu is set to use his next week’s address to a joint session of Congress to condemn a potential nuclear agreement with Iran.

During a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Wednesday, Kerry warned Congress about the controversial speech.

“The prime minister, as you will recall, was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq under George W. Bush, and we all know what happened with that decision,” Kerry said.

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