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Air France stewardesses reject order to wear headscarves when flying into Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 11:00am 4/3/2016 at 11:00am
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Stewardesses for Air France have been ordered to wear headscarves when flying into Iran’s capital of Tehran and they’re not happy about it. The order has sparked a backlash.

The Telegraph reports:

Air France stewardesses mutiny over order to wear headscarves

Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say...

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Obama beclowns himself in Nuclear Policy Summit group photo

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 4:29pm 4/2/2016 at 4:29pm
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About 2 weeks ago, I noted that the limp-wristed handshake with Cuba’s acting dictator Raul Castro perfectly captured Obama’s presidency.

He nearly topped this historic effort with this week’s Nuclear Policy Summit commemorative photograph.

The Daily Mail reports:

Surrounded by world leaders, President Barack Obama gave the peace sign as they gathered for a...

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Administration Appeases Iran on Visas, Restrictions on US Banking System

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 1, 2016 at 4:00pm 4/1/2016 at 4:00pm
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Last July, we responded to President Barack Obama’s challenge to read the nuclear deal he made with Iran and concluded that it was awful.

One of the worst parts of the deal was language (appearing twice) that said, “Iran has stated that if sanctions are reinstated in whole or in part, Iran...

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US Eases And Imposes Iran Sanctions On Same Day

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/25/2016 at 4:00pm
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In another demonstration of President Obama’s inability to formulate a coherent policy in the face of fresh Iranian violations of missile test bans, the United States both imposed new sanctions on and eased trade with Iran on the same day on Thursday.

Iran’s renewed aggression is unmistakable even to those whose willful...

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Iranians Indicted in Hack Attacks on U.S. Banks and Dam

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:50pm 3/24/2016 at 2:50pm
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The Obama Administration issued a federal indictment charging seven Iranian officials with cyber crimes.

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports:

The Obama administration unsealed a federal indictment Thursday charging seven Iranian government-backed hackers with cyber crimes as the result of multiple attacks in recent ye...

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Charlie Daniels has a message for the Ayatollahs

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/24/2016 at 1:00pm
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The latest in the NRA’s Freedom’s Safest Place video series features Charlie Daniels, who starts out with a provocative statement:

“You might have met our fresh-faced flower-child president, and his weak-kneed Ivy League friends.”

Good thing he limited “weak-kneed Ivy League” to “friends” of Obama. Otherwise I’d take great offense.

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Axis of Evil: Islamic Republic of Iran and Communist North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:30am 3/23/2016 at 11:30am
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Communist North Korea is heavily involved in training and arming the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamist allies in the Middle East. According to recent revelations by former US intelligence officer Dr. Bruce Bechtol, North Korea has a more extensive military partnership with Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and even Hamas —...

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Iran to Build Statue of Captured U.S. Sailors

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:00am 3/20/2016 at 7:00am
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It seems that Iran is having trouble getting the Obama administration to understand just how little it respects or fears Obama’s America.

They do keep trying, though.  They bully and cajole the Obama admin while dangling empty promises and outright lies before them, and they repeatedly declare that...

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Ralph Peters: Putin Now Realizes Iran a Serious Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/16/2016 at 9:00pm
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In a rather surprising move, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he would begin withdrawing troops from Syria the very next day.  Those of us watching the Middle East carefully were not only surprised by the move but also intensely curious about possible motivations and what the move will ultimately...

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Gulf Arab States declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10:00am 3/3/2016 at 10:00am
Gulf Arab states declare Hezbollah a terrorist group

Amid renewed tensions between Iran and the Sunni Arab States, the six member Gulf Cooperation Council has declared Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.

Since 1980s, Iran has been exercising control over Lebanon through its proxy Hezbollah, a Shia Islamist military outfit. Tehran-funded Hezbollah does not only controls Lebanon but also carries out terrorist operations on behalf of its...

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9th Circuit Affirms Iran’s Terror Victims Can Seize Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/29/2016 at 4:00pm
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment allowing victims of Iranian terror to attach a judgment owed to Iran.  This is separate from the Bank Markazi case argued before the Supreme Court last month.

In this case –  Ministry Of Defense And Support For The Armed forces Of The...

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The Foreign Policy Conversation Democrats Would Rather Not Have

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:30am 2/22/2016 at 8:30am
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If you receive Morning Insurrection, you would have seen Prof. Miriam Elman’s recommendation to read Jonah Goldberg’s piece on the importance of foreign policy in the upcoming election. (If you don’t currently read Morning Insurrection see the signup box in the upper right-hand corner of Legal Insurrection.)

Goldberg wrote:

We can debate how...

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Israel’s Legitimacy is not dependent on a Palestinian State, or The NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/16/2016 at 4:00pm
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We hear from critics of Israel that Israel needs a two-state solution to be  legitimate.

Without a Palestinian state, the argument goes, Israel will rule over millions of resentful Palestinians to whom it will have to deny their basic rights in order to maintain its Jewish nature. Or if Israel enfranchises...

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The Costs of Outsourcing America’s Foreign Policy to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm 2/10/2016 at 2:00pm
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While President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have assured us that the nuclear deal with Iran has delayed war, Tony Badran in a devastating critique of the administration’s foreign policy last week wrote, “Middle Easterners are not so lucky: They get to fight their wars with Iran...

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The Russia Reset Has Failed, Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Lost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00am 2/10/2016 at 10:00am
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The U.S. move to boost NATO forces in Eastern Europe is another black mark on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy.  The decision to strengthen NATO’s bulwark against further Russian adventurism is sound in itself, but it further exposes the 2009 Russia Reset as a naive, amateurish blunder.  The cost...

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EU and Germany: Milking the Iran Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 2/2/2016 at 12:00pm
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According to the head of Iran’s state-run oil company NPC, two leading German companies are set to invest a total of €12 billion in Tehran’s petroleum and gas sector. The latest agreement could make Germany the first big foreign investor in Iranian oil sector, after the nuclear deal was signed seven...

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Here’s who Iran is getting back in prisoner swap

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:30pm 1/16/2016 at 1:30pm
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International financial sanctions against Iran are being lifted today as part of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The influx of tens of billions of funds are expected first to go to support Iranian efforts to destabilize the Middle East, including helping Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Gaza.

Not coincidentally,...

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