Iran Releases Captured American Sailors After Posing Them At Gunpoint For Propaganda
Iran has released the United States Navy personnel they were holding captive, but not before using them for propaganda purposes, forcing them to kneel at gunpoint, and stating to the world that they forced the United States to apologize. The BBC reported previously that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was contacted by Secretary of State John Kerry: “Mr Zarif had a firm stance, saying that | Read More »
[VIDEO] Watch as Donald Trump calls for more deals with dictators
Donald Trump now claims to oppose Barack Obama’s deal with Iran, but back in 2007, he used to use every Democrat talking point in the book, including criticizing the Bush administration for not making more deals with dictators.
Saudi Arabia executes Shiite cleric, Iranian protesters storm Saudi embassy
Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are at a high after the former executed 47 prisoners, including a prominent Shiite cleric. Saudi Arabia announced the executions, which included al Qaeda militants and at least four Shiite dissidents. The executions led to protests in Iran, where several protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran and set fires. The cleric executed was Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who spoke | Read More »
“Death to America” Doesn’t Mean What you Think it Means – Yeah, Right
Iran’s Supreme Leader claims that his constant chant of “Death to America” doesn’t mean what you think it means.
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Siamak Namazi: Another American Arrested in Iran
At the time of the Iran Deal’s finalization, there were four Americans held prisoner in Iran: Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati, Jason Rezaian, and Robert Levinson. They are still there now, unless they’ve secretly died in captivity or been executed. As my RedState colleague Matthew Clark noted, the failure of the Obama administration to secure their immediate release as a precondition for any deal with the Islamic Republic | Read More »
James Clapper, Carl von Clausewitz, Vladimir Putin and why Russia is winning
As I’ve noted, the Obama administration, after having been humiliated by Russia’s Vladimir Putin at virtually every turn has resorted to telling anyone who still listens to them that Putin is in over his head, doesn’t know what he’s doing, bogged down, due for defeat, etc. etc. Today James Clapper, our Director of National Intelligence, was the latest administration luminary to make the claim: Moscow’s escalating | Read More »
Obama rewards Iran despite breach of ballistic missile agreement
Last week the Administration conceded that Obama’s new BFF, Iran, had violated a UN Security Council Resolution: The United States will seek action at the UN Security Council after concluding that Iran’s recent ballistic missile launch was a “clear violation” of UN resolutions, the US ambassador said Friday. Iran announced Sunday it had successfully tested a new domestically produced long-range missile, which it said was | Read More »
Jason Rezaian Verdict Renews Criticism of Iran Deal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Natalie Johnson to discuss renewed criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, then Andrew Quinn talks about President Obama’s view of church and state, and Rob Tracinski on the craziest quotes from the Democratic debate.
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The Iran-is-bogged-down-in-Syria narrative begins
One of the key themes offered by the Obama administration in regards to Syria is that Russia and Iran will become bogged down in an unwinnable war against ISIS. This begs a couple of questions, if the war against ISIS is unwinnable then why are we engaged in it? And if it is not unwinnable, how will the Russians and Iranians become bogged down? The | Read More »
Obama unveils Syrian plan: ‘Strategic Paralysis’
My colleague, Dan McLaughlin, wrote a must-read on Obama and Syria yesterday. In it we are given two models to choose from: Obama the Foreign Policy Wizard and Obama the Idiot. Anointing Obama a savant in every field has been an endeavor practiced by the American left with a devotion that would shame the North Korean media’s praise of the Kim du jour. The Nation has | Read More »
The Obama Administration Goes Big On Extraordinary Rendition
You may remember the great hue and cry during the Bush Administration – mostly from people who now support President Obama – over the terrible, horrible, no-good practice of “extraordinary rendition.” In a nutshell, this involved handing over suspected terrorists (and people with information useful to catching terrorists) to foreign governments that lack our scruples about torture and other forms of coercion in extracting information | Read More »
Obama cries ‘no más’ in Syria
Over the week end I posted on what I see to be the real Russian strategy in Syria: use highly provocative actions and statements to create a narrative that Russia is the dominant power and America is on the decline. This strategy is working because Obama apparently lives in a universe where everyone is working together to achieve what is good rather than the universe | Read More »
Understanding the Devastating Impact of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Israel in 45 Seconds
The recent nuclear deal with Iran could have a devastating impact on Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made this crystal clear in a mere 45 seconds in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly.
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Vladimir Putin Does In Syria What The US Electorate Should Have Done In 2012
Barack Obama is surprised that Vladimir Putin isn’t playing nicely in Syria. He is amazed that Russia has intervened on behalf of the butchers and thugs that tenuously cling to power in Damascus. He thinks we should fight ISIS with longer words and more complex syllogisms. Vladimir Putin thinks Barack Obama needs to take off his skirt or leave the battlefield to men. I’m pretty | Read More »
Russia takes command of fight against ISIS in Syria
Russia has launched its first airstrikes against ISIS. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia suddenly escalated the stakes in his contest with the West over influence in the Middle East on Wednesday, as Russian pilots carried out their first airstrikes in Syria. Russian warplanes dropped bombs near the central city of Homs, according to American officials in Washington, who spoke on the condition of anonymity | Read More »