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Iran deal deadline to be extended… again?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:30pm 3/31/2015 at 1:30pm
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The arbitrary deadline to come to an agreement with Iran is today.

But according to the Associated Press, that deadline might be extended to tomorrow, making this the third deadline extension.

They had set a deadline of Tuesday for a framework agreement,...

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Saudi blockade ups ante for rebels in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:50pm 3/30/2015 at 5:50pm
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Last time we checked in, the White House was wallowing in a state of denial over the devolving situation in Yemen. The UN held a meeting to discuss the fall of the Western-backed Hadi government, and while the diplomats were talking, Iran executed a blatant arms dump on behalf of the...

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As Deal Nears, Iranian Journalist Covering Nuclear Talks Defects

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12:23pm 3/29/2015 at 12:23pm
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A vague, unwritten Iran deal may soon be hammered out as talks continue this weekend in Switzerland.  Reuters reports

Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned they were unable to move on several sticking points.

The news came as Israel...

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NBC: Allies Fear U.S. Leaking info to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:00pm 3/28/2015 at 6:00pm
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As if things in the Middle East couldn’t get any worse, we’re now at a point where our allies don’t trust us. It’s becoming quite clear that the only person who thinks Obama’s pursuit of a deal with Iran is a good idea, is Obama.

Daniel Bassali of the Washington Free Beacon:

Richard...

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Iran nuke deal and Ted Cruz eligibility have something in common

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:00pm 3/27/2015 at 9:00pm
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On March 27, 2015, I appeared in studio on Washington’s Drive at Five hosted by Larry O’Connor on WMAL 630 in D.C.

We touched on two completely unrelated, but interesting, subjects: Obama’s plan to make an end run around Congress to the U.N. Security Council to sign a nuke deal with Iran,...

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The Iran deal won’t appear in writing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5:30pm 3/27/2015 at 5:30pm
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47 Traitors. White House snubs. A Presidential temper tantrum. Public fights with Netanyahu. Damaging international relationships with Israel. Leaked intel information.

And what do we get for all the hassle?

A vague deal that won’t even appear in writing. At least according to British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

Edward-Isaac Dovere reports at Politico:

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Grandpa, what did you do to stop Iran building the bomb?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:30pm 3/26/2015 at 9:30pm
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I could imagine such a conversation some decades in the future, if and when I have grandchildren and they are old enough to comprehend the historical mistakes of prior generations.

The deal being discussed does not eliminate Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons, it enshrines the process by international agreement so long...

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Obama furious Israel found out Iran nuke deal secrets and told Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:11pm 3/23/2015 at 11:11pm
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The Obama administration has vented its fury at Israel based on Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, and pre-election statements.

None of those issues justified the complete fury coming from the administration. It just didn’t add up.

Now The Wall Street Journal reveals the back story — one in which the Israelis found...

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Obama’s dangerous Iran nuke strategy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:30am 3/23/2015 at 8:30am
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The nuclear negotiations between the West and Iran may have reached an impasse over the timing of Iran getting relief from sanctions.

This is how The Guardian broke down the differences between the United States and the French on Friday:

Diplomats say the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, telephoned the French delegation in...

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Tweets from Iran’s Ayatollah embarrass America’s diplomatic efforts

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 6:00pm 3/22/2015 at 6:00pm
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As the arbitrary deadline to strike a deal with Iran draws close, Secretary Kerry says “genuine progress” has been made.

France is not so sure the negotiations are going well, and neither is Israel. Both nations share concerns that Iran is receiving far too many concessions, saying any rush to relax...

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UN will hold emergency meetings on Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 8:00am 3/22/2015 at 8:00am
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Today the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the devolving situation in Yemen. The council will meet in a closed session at 3 p.m. EDT.

Earlier this year the UN condemned the Houthi siege on Sana’a and the subsequent attack on the sitting government. Deposed President Abed Rabbo...

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US pulls remaining security forces out of Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:45pm 3/21/2015 at 1:45pm
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Things just keep getting worse for the US military in Yemen.

What was remaining of the US military presence in Yemen has been—or is in the process of—evacuating the region after attacks by both Shiite Houthi rebels and al-Qaeda forces caused a breakdown in security.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader lays down nuke talk red lines (Update: And “Death to America”)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:31am 3/21/2015 at 10:31am
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Last night we started a flash poll as to whether to laugh or cry as to Obama’s video message to Iranian youth for the Norouz (Persian New Year) festival, in which Obama practically begged them to help reach a nuke deal.

As if Iranian youth have any say in it....

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Flash Poll: Laugh or Cry?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:14pm 3/20/2015 at 9:14pm
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Translation in Farsi:

Pretty please. With sugar on top. And a Cherry.

Poll Open until Midnight (Pacific Time), Saturday, March 21


 
 
 

Oops? Pentagon “misplaces” military equipment in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:41pm 3/18/2015 at 2:41pm
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Earlier this year, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels evolved from regional threat into formidable occupation force. They moved out of their strongholds in north Yemen to threaten, menace, and finally occupy the capital city of Sana’a.

Conditions deteriorated to...

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Cotton Letter Smokes Out Dangerous Concession to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 1:00pm 3/16/2015 at 1:00pm
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The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday (Google l...

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Obama’s Iran deal imperiled by… Democrats?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8:30am 3/16/2015 at 8:30am
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Last week, Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican Senators penned an open letter to Iranian leaders, reiterating Congress’s constitutionally-guaranteed roll in negotiations with foreign powers.

Democrats responded by mounting their high horses and leading the charge against the ‘47 Traitors.’

But that was last week.

A peek behind the curtain...

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