Iranian Election Returns – Open Thread
Thank G_d Jimmy Carter’s looking after our interests. From Stratfor: June 12, 2009 | 2116 GMT The Iranian election is currently in turmoil. Both Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi are claiming to be ahead in the vote. Preliminary results from the presidential vote show Ahmadinejad leading; Iranian Election Commission chief Kamran Danesho held a press conference at 11:45 p.m. local time | Read More »
Israel and the Bush Doctrine
For all you people who criticized George W. Bush for invading Iraq because of concerns about WMD’s, what would you now advise the Israeli government do about Iran? As with Iraq in 2003, the world can only speculate as to whether Iran has a nuclear weapons program. My guess is they do. What makes Israel more vulnerable then the United States to a nuclear strike | Read More »
Jack Nicholson to Play Obama in New Movie. See Trailer.
Word out of Hollywood today that President Obama’s speech in Egypt has inspired Jack Nicholson to agree to play the lead in a new movie about U.S.-Iranian relations. See the trailer below. <object width=”320″ height=”265″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/0A5lVv3gnUU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0″></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/0A5lVv3gnUU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”320″ height=”265″></embed></object>
Obama avoided hard issues to curry favor
There is little doubt President Barack Obama gave a well-delivered speech to the Muslim world today. For that, he deserves credit. Where he ultimately failed was his avoidance of the tough issues. While his lofty rhetoric touched on some of the bones I am about to pick, it wasn’t specific enough to make a difference. Here is where he fell down and fell short: 1. | Read More »
It’s going to get worse before it gets better………. It just got a bit worse.
1. Obama: The USA could be “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/obama-signals-themes-of-mideast-speech As President Obama prepared to leave Washington to fly to the Middle East, he conducted several television and radio interviews at the White House to frame the goals for a five-day trip, including the highly-anticipated speech Thursday at Cairo University in Egypt. In an interview with Laura Haim on | Read More »
Obama: Nuclear Power OK For Enemies but Not For US?
Nuclear power is the most environmentally friendly power of all, low on emissions, does not require destructive mining or drilling efforts to feed it, and is also one that creates a lot of jobs both in initial construction as well as to sustain its ongoing operation. Nuclear power is also a mainstay power source for such countries as France. It’s clean, safe, and extremely desirable. | Read More »
Iranian Nuclear Power Ok, What about US?
If it’s ok for Iran to develop nuclear plants, ostensibly for domestic energy production, why isn’t it ok for the US to build new nuclear plants? Seems like we’re striving to become a 3rd world country? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/02/AR2009060200947_pf.html
Hey, Mr. President, does the U.S. deserve nuclear power like Iran?
President Barack Obama’s contradictions, idiocies, and blatant deceptions may have reached rock bottom today. He told the BBC that Iran has the right to nuclear power as long as it uses it peacefully. Obama says Iran’s energy concerns legitimate By NANCY ZUCKERBROD The Associated Press Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:24 AM LONDON — President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to | Read More »
Can we please get some of that transformative stuff Mr. President?
It would be great if Campaigner Obama could call President Obama and set up some of that transformative governance we were promised. Especially the foreign policy changes that he said would change the world and make the US safer and respected once again. Now that North Korea has set off yet another test nuke, we could really use some of that enlightened, high-minded policy that | Read More »
Iran: Divide and Conquer
This morning, the AP reports on Iran’s latest development in their quest to destroy Israel and the US. According to the story, Ahmadinejad has said that Iran has successfully tested a missile with a range of 1,200 miles, making it capable of hitting Israel, any of our bases in the Middle East or southeastern Europe. Now, whether or not Ahmadinejad is telling the truth is | Read More »
Roxana Saberi *almost* extracted from Iran.
With any luck, she’ll be out of there by the middle of the week. Iran ‘to release’ reporter Saberi An court in Iran has cut US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi’s jail sentence to two years suspended, and will free her later on Monday, her lawyer says. The court heard Ms Saberi’s appeal against her original eight-year prison sentence on Sunday, after an international outcry. See also | Read More »
Obama Administration Blackmails Israel
Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel stated on Sunday that “thwarting Iran’s nuclear program is conditional on progress in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.” Iran just gained a powerful accomplice in it’s efforts to eliminate Israel. Similarly, Hammas gained a significant advantage in it’s alternating negotiations and jihad over disputed territories in Israel. Hammas can simply make demands and wait for Israel’s acquiescence as the nuclear | Read More »
Barack Obama: President Pantywaist – new surrender monkey on the block
Barack Obama: President Pantywaist – new surrender monkey on the block A reporter with The UK Telegraph doesn’t hold back any punches with his review of Obama’s overseas trip. Full story by Gerald Warner here. President Barack Obama has recently completed the most successful foreign policy tour since Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow. You name it, he blew it. What was his big deal economic programme | Read More »
Kondracke: World Loves Obama, But Does it Respect Him?
Mort Kondracke – who comments on Fox News and serves as Executive Editor of Roll Call – notes that while Barack Obama gets a wonderful reception abroad, he doesn’t seem to accomplish much: But it’s not a good sign that NATO allies did not answer [Obama's] call for more troops for Afghanistan. They will provide 5,000 trainers, but no more combat forces. Nor did Europeans | Read More »
Send ‘em up, I’ll wait!’ Gotta Love this Marine aviator…
I know I’m partial to the Navy and Marine Corps having served with both, but you got to give it the Marines for sheer moxie! Yeah I know, I used the word moxie, I get it I’m old. But I fill with pride and wonder at the commitment and courage of our military. I guess this Iranian air traffic controller didn’t understand who he was | Read More »