Obama Foreign Policy  (Page 5)

Someone is getting screwed, but it’s not the Ayatollah

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:30am 8/5/2015 at 11:30am

There John Kerry goes again.

Jeffrey Goldberg, the go-to person when the Obama administration wants to get its position out because Goldberg is pro-Israel, landed an interview with John Kerry. The topline storyline is that Kerry is warning the U.S. Congress not to screw (with?) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

“The ayatollah constantly believed that...

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Will Hillary and Schumer save Dems from themselves on Iran nuke deal?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:30am 7/29/2015 at 8:30am

In an essay for August issue of The Tower Magazine, former longtime editor of The New Republic, Martin Peretz calls on Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer to save the Democratic Party by leading the fight against the nuclear deal with Iran otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan...

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Can States sink the Iran Nuke Deal? (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 27, 2015 at 9:00pm 7/27/2015 at 9:00pm

The Obama administration thinks it outsmarted opponents of the Iran deal by running to the U.N. Security Council for international approval before Congress’s review period even started.

It was a typical Obama F-U to his domestic opponents.

Since Congress now needs a super-majority to block the deal, the outcome is uncertain. The Obama...

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Iran nuke deal will end like Syria chemicals deal – Western blind eye to non-compliance

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:30am 7/24/2015 at 11:30am

We are told that the Obama administration, its successor and European governments will strictly enforce Iran’s adherence to the nuclear deal.

Put aside for the moment the problems with the deal, and focus on compliance. Put aside also that Iran has a history of cheating on nuclear issues.

We have a recent example...

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UN Security Council approves Iran nuclear deal

https://twitter.com/AdiKhair/status/623118022337761280
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:23am 7/20/2015 at 9:23am
https://twitter.com/AdiKhair/status/623118022337761280

Guess the Obama administration isn’t waiting for Congress.

The United Nations Security Council, at around 9 a.m. (Eastern) this morning, unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal, Resolution 2231, 15-0.

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I’ve Read the Nuclear Deal, Mr. President, and It’s Awful

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 9:30am 7/19/2015 at 9:30am

In his combative press conference last week to defend the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama issued the following challenge:

So to go back to Congress, I challenge those who are objecting to this agreement, number one, to read the agreement before they comment on it; number two, to explain...

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Actually, Obama turned out to be a great negotiator

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:30pm 7/17/2015 at 7:30pm

It is not often that I feel compelled to defend President Obama. But in this case I will. The recent nuclear deal with Iran reveals that he is not a poor negotiator but rather an excellent one.

The President has been mocked for his negotiation skills throughout his tenure by the Left...

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Obama sweeps history toward the Mullahs

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 9:30pm 7/14/2015 at 9:30pm

I can’t recall an event since I started this website in 2008 that has been as historically consequential as the nuclear deal the United States and five other countries just struck with Iran.

It is the sweep of history.

The deal is Obama’s deal. He drove it, he crafted it with John Kerry...

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Awaiting historic sellout of Israel by Obama-Kerry

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 12:00pm 7/12/2015 at 12:00pm

President Barack Obama has, at least since 2012, claimed that he has Israel’s back regarding his engagement with Iran.

But as the Iran nuke negotiations move closer to an agreement, with reports it could happen by tomorrow, it is clear that Obama’s words are empty rhetoric.

In M...

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General Vindicates Romney, Calls Russia Top Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:00am 7/10/2015 at 10:00am

General Joseph Dunford has been nominated to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

While testifying before congress yesterday, he made one claim that might come as news to President Obama. Phil Stewart and David Alexander of Reuters reported:

Russia is...

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Iran Lobby Targets Legislators Who Oppose Nuclear Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11:30am 7/6/2015 at 11:30am

Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon obtained an e-mail threatening Democratic legislators who have doubts about the nuclear deal with Iran that the administration is negotiating.

“Democrats in Congress are the...

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Obama Admin obsessed with accommodating Iranian nuclear goals

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:02am 6/30/2015 at 10:02am

Two stories reported yesterday raise questions whether the Obama administration is willing to devise a deal that will be comprehensive to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear device and even if it could, would it have the will to enforce it.

In the first case, Jay Solomon of The Wall Street Journal reported...

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Obama’s Cynical Synagogue Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:30am 6/3/2015 at 8:30am

President Obama’s speech a week and a half ago at Washington D.C. synagogue Adas Israel was alternatively promoted as both an opportunity to address the scourge of anti-semitism, and a chance to reach out to American Jews. The speech did nothing to advance either goal and was tone-deaf to any Jews, or Americans for that...

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Obama on the Iran deal: Trust me, “it’s my name on this”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 10:00am 5/24/2015 at 10:00am

If you were looking for a monument to supreme egotism, you would have to go far to beat Obama’s statement in this interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg:

“Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this,”...

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Israel’s Magnificent Medical Efforts to Save Syrians

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:40pm 5/13/2015 at 5:40pm

A couple of remarkable news reports have been broadcast in recent days about the care given Syrians wounded in the civil war across the border. One – the more dramatic one – was at the Israeli news site Ynet (affiliated with the daily Yedioth Ahronot); the other at CNN.

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Kurdish Revolt Against Iran Brewing?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:00pm 5/12/2015 at 1:00pm

One of the things about Iran that isn’t generally understood is that its population is at least 40% ethnic minorities. There are Kurds, Ahwazi Arabs, Azeris and Baluchis for example. And of course there are religious minorities, Jews, Sunnis, Christians and Bahai, who also are persecuted.

So what happens when one of...

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Traces of Chemical Weapons Found at Undeclared Site in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:30pm 5/10/2015 at 2:30pm

Late Friday afternoon Reuters had a huge scoop. Inspectors found traces of prohibited chemical weapons at a previously undeclared site in Syria.

Samples taken by experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition and Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in December and January tested positive for chemical precursors needed to make the toxic agents, the...

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