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How’s That Iran Nuclear Deal Working Out?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/25/2016 at 6:00pm
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How’s the Iran nuclear deal working out?

I’m not asking the broader foreign policy question that Tom Nichols just addressed, but how is the nuclear aspect of the deal by itself working out?

According to Jonathan Broder of Newsweek, the deal is unraveling. And it is the fault of the United States.

Probably the...

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The Five Deceptions of Obama-Rhodes Echo Chamber

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30pm 5/22/2016 at 7:30pm
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In his testimony last week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, concerning the grand Iran deal deception described in a recent New York Times article that was carried out by Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, laid out...

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Obama Legacy: Dawn of Chinese Empire?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11:30am 5/19/2016 at 11:30am
Chinese Empire Building: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

China will play a greater geostrategic role in the Middle East and Africa thanks to the construction of the new transnational corridor. The 2,500 km-long network of highways, railways, pipelines and ports will connect the Western Chinese city of Kashgar with Pakistan’s deep-sea port of Gwadar. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as the project...

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The Rhodes to Perdition

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:00am 5/16/2016 at 10:00am
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There continues to be fallout from the profile of Obama adviser Ben Rhodes that appeared in Sunday’s New York Times magazine last week.

Much of discussion of the article has surrounded who demonstrated bad faith,...

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Navy Officer Fired Amid Fallout from U. S. Sailors’ Arrest by Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/14/2016 at 2:30pm
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Back in January, Iran seized two U. S. Navy vessels and detained 10 of our sailors, and though they were released amid a flurry of genuflections and gushing gratitude from John Kerry, our sailors were purposefully and publicly humiliated by Iran.  Not only did they release photos, but they are going...

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Another top Hezbollah commander killed – but who dunnit?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:31am 5/13/2016 at 10:31am
Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah Military Commander, Is Killed in Syria

There have been a series of assinations of top Hezbollah commanders in the recent past, including Imad Mughniyeh (mastermind of almost all attacks on Israel and the U.S.), his son Imad Mughniyeh (who was killed along with several high level operatives and an ...

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One Year after the Nuclear Deal, Iran remains leading financier of terrorism worldwide

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11:30am 5/12/2016 at 11:30am
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One year after the Obama-backed Nuclear Deal came into effect, Islamic Republic of Iran remains the leading sponsor of international terrorism, says a policy paper published by British policy think-tank Henry Jackson Society. According...

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Iran Media Reports Missile Test, Govt Quickly Denies

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 9, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/9/2016 at 4:00pm
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Iran’s Tasnim agency reported the regime tested a ballistic missile, but the defense minister denied the claims.

“Two weeks ago, we test-fired a missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and a margin of error of eight meters,” declared Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi. “We can guide this ballistic missile.”

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Grand Deception: How Obama and Ben Rhodes Lied Us Into the Iran nuke deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:30am 5/6/2016 at 8:30am
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Perhaps the most famous person on the internet right now is Ben Rhodes, Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser.

Rhodes is profiled in a The New York Times Magazine cover stroy that rips to shreds both the story line sold to the American public and the notion that we have independent media in the age of Obama.

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German taxpayers fund Hezbollah activists through ‘refugee projects’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:00pm 4/21/2016 at 12:00pm
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Germany-based activists linked to the terrorist outfit Hezbollah could be getting large amounts of financial support from the German government, the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung reveals. In one instance, city of Berlin is set to grant €100,000 to a ‘refugee project’ allegedly run by Hezbollah sympathisers. ‘Refugee Impulse Club’, as the group is called, has also been...

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U.S. Supreme Court to Iranian Bank: Pay up

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm 4/20/2016 at 7:30pm
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I guess I knew this case was percolating through the system, but I didn’t pay much attention to it.

The Supreme Court upheld a law which paved the way for terror victims to recover damages from Iran. The Opinion is here.

The legal issue was not terrorism, but whe...

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Amid Syria War, Iran arms Hezbollah for a deadly conflict with Israel, UK-based research group

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/12/2016 at 1:00pm
BICOM strategic assessment on Hezbollah

Terrorist group Hezbollah is using the conflict in Syria to prepare for a war with Israel, reveals a report published by the UK-based research group BICOM. In 2015, Iran funnelled a billion dollars to the Lebanon-based terrorist group. According to a strategic analysis released by Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre (BICOM) on Monday, Iran-backed Hezbollah’s missile stockpile...

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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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