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Escalation! More US Warships to Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2015 at 3:00pm 4/20/2015 at 3:00pm
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Earlier today, I wrote about how tensions escalated in Yemen after a Saudi airstrike allegedly hit targets close to the Iranian embassy in Sana’a, causing damage to the embassy itself, but no casualties. Houthi-controlled (read: Iranian-controlled) news outlets peddled the line that the airstrike had missed its intended target—a Sana’a arms...

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Allegations: Saudi airstrike hits close to Iranian embassy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:35am 4/20/2015 at 11:35am
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Over the past four weeks, Saudi Arabia has led a series of airstrikes aimed at quashing the spread and rise to power of Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Backed by the Iranian government, the Houthi have risen from obscurity to prominence. Once a regional threat, the group began late last year...

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Sharansky: The U.S. has “lost the courage of its convictions”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:00pm 4/18/2015 at 9:00pm
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One of my early posts at Legal Insurrection, on November 11, 2008, was Is It Time For Conservatives To Sit Down In The Snow?.

The post analogized what conservatives were about to experience in the aftermath of Obama’s first victory to the experience of Soviet Jewish Refusenik Anatoly (Nathan) Sharansky. I...

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Obama now open to immediate lifting of Iran sanctions?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:01pm 4/17/2015 at 7:01pm
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“This is the new America. We had better get used to it.”

Those were the words of an Israeli TV analyst upon learning that Obama is open to negotiating an immediate lifting of sanctions on Iran as part of a nuclear deal —...

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Senate Iran Nuke Compromise

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1:00pm 4/15/2015 at 1:00pm
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There have been a number of reactions to the Corker-Menendez bill, which provides for Congressional oversight of whatever nuclear deal the administration makes with Iran. It passed out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday with a 19-0 vote.

J. E. Dyer at Liberty Unyielding looks at the numbers and sees the...

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Iran caught red-handed in Yemen?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:00am 4/12/2015 at 8:00am
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Potentially-big news out of Yemen.

We’ve provided quite a bit of coverage on a rebel group called the Houthi. The Houthi are an Iranian-backed Shia rebel group currently gaining ground in Yemen. Earlier this year, they moved out of their territory in the north and seized control of the capital city of...

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The White House’s Cognitive Dissonance on Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00pm 4/10/2015 at 6:00pm
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We already know that there’s a lot the White House isn’t telling us when it comes to the nuclear scam deal “framework” it claims to have worked out with the Iranians. Yesterday, Professor Jacobson explained that after the “framework” was announced, it became almost immediately apparent that the US, Europe, and...

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The Obama Administration’s Nonproliferation Hypocrisy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:45pm 4/9/2015 at 6:45pm
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I visited the State Department’s website earlier this week and I was greeted by an item hailing the 45th anniversary of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).

After hailing the treaty the article goes on to say more explicitly, “[i]f we didn’t already have the NPT, we would desperately need it today.”

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White House Obsessed with One-Upping Netanyahu

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:30am 4/9/2015 at 11:30am
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Back in 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the body of the United Nations with a piece of poster board and a red marker. During the two weeks prior to that moment, he had been waging a public battle with the Obama Administration over the dangerous progression of Iran’s...

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Iran Supreme Ayatollah: White House lying about nuke deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:00am 4/9/2015 at 10:00am
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Within hours of the White House celebrating a supposed Iran nuclear framework “deal,” it became apparent that the various sides — the U.S., the Iranians and the Europeans — had very different understandings of the deal.

Those competing narratives now have moved to the stage of open declarations by senior Iranian officials...

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‘A lot of big words and big thoughts’ – State Dept. on Kissinger Op-ed

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:46pm 4/8/2015 at 8:46pm
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The State Department stepped in it. Again.

Now infamous for her dippy soundbites, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf might have topped her “ISIS just needs jobs” gaffe today.

Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, both former Secretaries of State, wrote an op-ed that was published in...

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Iran nuke deal: “Everything Netanyahu warned about has turned out to be true”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:00am 4/7/2015 at 10:00am
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There is no Iran nuke “deal,” but whatever there is to the framework, even Obama now admits it paves Iran’s path to the bomb, albeit on a delayed fuse, as AP reports, ...

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Iran Framework Deal: Greatest Political Hoax Ever?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 12:32pm 4/5/2015 at 12:32pm
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I have fallen into the trap almost everyone has, in referring to an Iran “nuke deal” and “Framework deal.”

Based on what the White House has revealed, the “deal” is a very bad deal, as we have explored here repeatedly: It purports to give Iran...

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Obama: Iran wouldn’t budge on keeping nuke program (so we capitulated)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/4/2015 at 2:30pm
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The Iran nuke Framework deal is bad for anyone other than Iran.

Iran achieved its two key negotiating objectives: Keep its nuclear infrastructure in place and get sanctions relief.

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Obama blinked, Iran didn’t

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11:30am 4/3/2015 at 11:30am
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Well that “Framework” negotiation was fun.

For the Iranians, who got a great deal at least as far as a Framework goes.

As this WaPo editorial points out, the Obama administration gave up on key parameters:

THE “KEY parameters” for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals...

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Iran-backed rebels seize more territory in Yemen

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:20pm 4/2/2015 at 4:20pm
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While diplomats postured and preened over their hard-fought “nuclear framework” intended to usher in the era of a nuclear-but-not-nuclear Iran, Yemen continued to burn.

Today, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels made major progress in their attempt to seize control of Aden, Yemen’s key strategic port city and site of ousted President Hadi’s last-stand....

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Iran gets the nuke deal it wanted

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:21pm 4/2/2015 at 2:21pm
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A vague agreement to agree was just announced. The precise details are somewhat vague, as it’s just a statement of point, but one thing is clear: Iran is thrilled.

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