Much has been written about just how bad the proposed Iranian nuclear deal has gotten. This outcome is hardly surprising after Israel's former ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, bravely published Ally, his memoir detailing Obama's hostility towards Israel. But even without Ambassador Michael Oren's personal testimony, there is overwhelming evidence that – on the issue most important to global security and Israel's very existence – Obama has been, at best, reckless and, at worst, treasonous.
Obama's administration has shown a breathtaking readiness to cover for a wide range of abuses and violations by the same Iranian regime that seeks international acceptance of its nuclear activities. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz recently noted that the State Department was illegally delaying the publication of a report on Iranian human rights violations, which was due last February, to avoid adversely affecting the talks with Iran on its nuclear program.
According to a report by the Institute for Science and International Security, a non-proliferation think tank, Iran has violated the current interim nuclear deal, the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). The president of the institute, David Albright, noted that "When it became clear Iran could not meet its commitment to convert the LEU into uranium dioxide, the United States revised its criteria for Iran meetings its obligations." Such leniency on a crucial compliance issue suggests that the world powers negotiating with Iran (the "P5+1") will ignore or explain away Iranian violations of any future agreement over its nuclear program. more >>
A suicide bomber with possible ties to the radical Islamic terror group Boko Haram blew himself up inside a church in the Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, killing a priest and four other Christians in an attack that mirrors past bombings by the organization that has allied itself with ISIS.
The bomber attacked Redeemed Christian Church of God and killed a priest and four others, including a mother and her two children.
No terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but authorities said the method, target and location are consistent with bombings perpetrated by Boko Haram. more >>
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a GOP presidential candidate, has said that radical Islam is "running wild" in the Middle East, and shared his fears of a terror attack on U.S. soil.
"Radical Islam is running wild in the Mid-East," Graham reportedly told New York's AM 970 on Sunday. "I have never been more worried about an attack on our homeland than I am right now."
He added that President Barack Obama "doesn't know what he's doing," and accused the administration of making the wrong decisions in Iraq and Syria. more >>
Macy's is the latest big-name company, following NBC Universal and Univision, to sever its relationship with billionaire businessman Donald Trump following the GOP presidential candidate's controversial remarks that immigrants from Mexico and other countries coming into the U.S. illegally are "killers and rapists."
"We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation," Macy's explained in a statement about its decision to pull Trump's merchandise from its stores.
"In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy's values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy's since 2004." more >>
The Administration has postulated that a deal on Iran's nuclear capability is the alternative to war as America and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany) have endeavored to come to terms. It seems as though the Administration is happy to do whatever is necessary to close this deal, even if that deal leaves the U.S. with the short end of the stick.
Reports out of Vienna, where the nuclear negotiations with Iran are taking place, are deeply troubling. The deadline has once again been pushed back, extending negotiations until July 7. This is just two days before the Obama Administration is required to submit the final deal to Congress, and it is in their best interest to do so sooner rather than later. In this instance, if the Administration misses the deadline, the deal will be in front of Congress double the amount of time it would be if submitted on July 9. Per the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, the review process would be 60 days if submitted between July 10 and September 7 -- bad for the Administration, but good for the American people to actually get a sense of what is included and what isn't.
Yesterday, during a press conference, President Obama stated that he "will walk away, if, in fact, it's a bad deal." But those words don't hold reassurance when details of extreme concessions have been running rampant among the press. Requirements that need to be a part of any good deal should include anytime/anywhere inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities. Unfortunately, it seems that element is already on the chopping block. more >>
Nearly six months after Islamist attacks in and around Paris that left 17 people dead in January, France may have suffered another "terrorist attack" Friday morning after a man carrying an Islamist flag beheaded one person and injured several others at a gas factory in Grenoble, eastern France.
According to AFP, the suspected attacker entered the factory and set off small explosive devices. A decapitated body was also reportedly found near the factory and the head, according to local media, was "found hanging on the fence of the Company enclosure."
"According to the initial findings of the enquiry, one or several individuals on board a vehicle drove into the factory. An explosion then took place," said one source to the AFP. more >>