Political Insider John LeBoutillier: ‘John Kerry Scares Me – I Don’t Trust Him’ (Video)

Fox News’ Political Insiders Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen, John LeBoutillier, joined with Harris Faulkner to talk about the Iran deal, the filibuster and ObamaCare. Most of the segment was taken up talking about the deal John Kerry negotiated with Iran, which they all felt was bad in every way except for Obama in that it takes the ObamaCare debacle off the front pages for a day or two.

And although the ink on the deal is still drying, LeBoutillier expressed his concerns with the man who brokered it. “John Kerry scares me – I don’t trust him”, he began. “I dealt with him on a…situation similar to this twenty years ago where he was negotiating with the Vietnamese about the POW issue. And he did secret deals with Vietnam  and undercut the POW lobby of the United States.” (A good article about that ugly episode can be found at The Village Voice; When John Kerry’s Courage Went M.I.A. Senator covered up evidence of P.O.W.’s left behind.)

“That was his MO then, it could be his MO today”,  LeBoutillier declared.

Harris Faulkner passed on a viewer’s comment that it was “unspeakable that Pastor Abedini was not included in the deal.”

Pastor Saeed Abedini is an Iranian-American pastor from Idaho who visited Iran to assist in building an orphanage, and has been imprisoned for more than a year because of his Christian faith.

Initially held in Evin Prison – where Iran holds hundreds of political prisoners – he’s been abused and pressed to sign “confessions” and convert to Islam. Showing courage few American Christians can comprehend, he’s steadfastly refused to “confess” (to crimes he didn’t commit) or convert.

Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution directly calling “on the Government of Iran to immediately release Saeed Abedini and all other individuals detained on account of their religious beliefs.”

“They could have totally arranged this in a sign of good faith”… Caddell said. “But I do not expect that from a president who not only skips the Gettysburg Address, but when he recorded it, he managed to leave the words “under God” out deliberately…… The answer is they don’t care about human rights!”

Caddell continued to say that the deal could end up being a big political loser for Obama if and when Jewish voters turn on him over it. Schoen added, “we saw Democrats break with the president of the Affordable CAre Act. We now see Democrats break with the president on Iran – with an approvel of 37% in CBS, and 39% in Gallup – bottom line – the president is in desperate trouble.”

Video via Johnny Dollar:

Iran Deal Another Historic Mistake By Obama Administration (Video)

A deal with Iran that has America’s enemies pumping their fists in the air and Israel seeking other allies for support – it’s another historic first for this God-awful president.

The sucker’s deal our brilliant Sec of State deal brokered: We give the Iranians sanctions relief and Iran gets to retain its full capacity to enrich uranium as they defiantly continue their quest for a nuclear bomb. The Iranians, as you can imagine,  are thrilled, and Obama’s left-wing sycophants are congratulating Kerry for his “enormous achievement.”  

The leader of the country Iran vowed to wipe off the map, is decidedly not thrilled…

Iran Is Playing Obama, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told Bloomberg News. The Saudi royal often “floats trial balloons on behalf of the members of his family who rule his country, and they consider him free to make impolitic statements they believe but cannot publicly endorse”.

“There’s no confidence in the Obama administration doing the right thing with Iran,” he told me, with a directness that would make Benjamin Netanyahu blush. “We’re really concerned — Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Middle East countries — about this.”

It is quite something for a Saudi royal to state baldly that his country is part of a tacit alliance with Israel, but Saudi leaders, like Israel’s leaders, are frantic with worry that an overeager Obama will accede to Iran’s desire to become a threshold state, one whose nuclear program is so advanced that it would only need several weeks to assemble a deliverable weapon. Alwaleed, like Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, believes that Iran, in its ongoing negotiations with the world’s major powers, will pocket whatever sanctions relief it gets without committing to ending its nuclear program. “Why are they offering relief?” he asked. “Keep the pressure on. Sanctions are what brought about the negotiations to begin with! Why not keep the pressure up?”

Obama, Alwaleed says, is a man who is in desperate political straits and needs a victory — any victory — to right his presidency. “Obama is in so much of a rush to have a deal with Iran,” he said. “He wants anything. He’s so wounded. It’s very scary. Look, the 2014 elections are going to begin. Within two months they’re going to start campaigning. Thirty-nine members of his own party in the House have already moved away from him on Obamacare. That’s scary for him.”

Alwaleed believes a stronger president would have the willpower to say no to a flawed deal with Iran. Like the Israelis, the Saudis believe a flawed deal is one in which Iran isn’t forced to put its nuclear program in reverse, by shuttering facilities and mothballing centrifuges. (Alwaleed is not a Saudi government official, but he often floats trial balloons on behalf of the members of his family who rule his country, and they consider him free to make impolitic statements they believe but cannot publicly endorse).

Israeli leaders indicated that they would be looking for allies elsewhere, via Haaretz:

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would act independently of the deal reached with Iran, adding that all options remain on the table.

“We have to be serious enough to take responsibility for our fate,” he told Israel Radio. “As always, all options are on the table.”

Lieberman called the deal a victory for Iran’s religious leaders.

“Obviously when you look at the smiles of the Iranians over there in Geneva, you realize that this is the Iranians’ greatest victory, maybe since the Khomeini revolution, and it doesn’t really change the situation within Iran,” said Lieberman. Referring to Iran’s supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he said “Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guard are the true rulers, not [Iranian President Hassan] Rohani.”

Lieberman also indicated that Israel would be seeking other allies than the U.S. and would have to start “taking responsibility regardless of the American stance.”

“We have no alternative other than the United States, but Israel must look into new directions in addition to the U.S.,” he said. “We must take responsibility regardless of the stance of the Americans, or of others. We must make our own independent decisions.”

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon denounced the agreement as an “excellent deal for Iran and a dangerous one for the world, neutralizing the sanctions instead of the centrifuges. The agreement does not dismantle even a single centrifuge or reactor, but is a critical blow to sanctions.”

Meanwhile in Iran:

The Iranian government stuck it to President Barack Obama today with government run television broadcasting a “Down with America” celebration during live coverage of the return of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The Iranian minister returned from Geneva after completing a deal on Iran’s nuclear program with the U.S. and leading world powers, according to a BBC reporter.

Ali Hamedani, Persian reporter for the BBC, posted on Twitter:

Buzzfeed reports that the US was in secret talks with Iran for a year -

Israeli officials knew they were being kept in the dark as the U.S. conducted secret talks with Iran, and the knowledge that the White House was “going behind Israel’s back” was one of the key sources of tension between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, according to a senior Israeli minister and other Israeli officials.

“We did not know from the beginning, but we knew, we had intelligence that these meetings were happening,” said the Israeli minister, who spoke to BuzzFeed by phone from his Jerusalem office. He said that a “friend in the Gulf” shared intelligence with Israel that the meetings were taking place, and urged Israel to find out more. “I would like to say we knew the content of the talks, but we didn’t. What we knew was that the U.S. was choosing not to tell us about them and that was very worrying.”

In an oped in The Weekly Standard, John Bolton called the deal, “abject surrender.”

Undoubtedly, an Israeli strike during the interim deal would be greeted with outrage from all the expected circles.  But that same outrage, or more, would also come further down the road.  In short, measured against the expected reaction even in friendly capitals, there is never a “good” time for an Israeli strike, only bad and worse times.  Accordingly, the Geneva deal does not change Israel’s strategic calculus even slightly, unless the Netanyahu government itself falls prey to the psychological warfare successfully waged so far by the ayatollahs. That we will know only as the days unfold.

Israel still must make the extremely difficult judgment whether it will stand by as Iran maneuvers effortlessly around a feckless and weak White House, bolstering its economic situation while still making progress on the nuclear front, perhaps less progress on some aspects of its nuclear work than before the deal, but more on others.

And what’s this? Kerry: Nuke deal doesn’t give Iran right to enrich; Iran: World recognized our right to enrich

The ink isn’t even dry on the temporary Iran nuclear deal and it already has that distinct “passed it to find out what’s in it” scent.

Cruz weighs in: Iranian Nuclear Deal Correctly Identified as “Historic Mistake”

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a statement that concurred with Netanyahu’s take.

“According to the interim agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran’s notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions.

“All the smiling embraces between diplomats after the interim deal was signed notwithstanding, the Iranian regime remains a brutal and oppressive dictatorship that pursues nuclear weapons for the purpose of dominating the Middle East and threatening America and our allies, notably Israel. President Obama and Secretary Kerry should reconsider their policy of rapprochement with Iran that is dismaying to Jerusalem and encouraging to Tehran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted this agreement would be a ‘very, very bad deal’ and has now correctly identified it as an ‘historic mistake.’ Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted his satisfaction as the ‘breaking down the architecture for sanctions has begun.’ The administration has gotten it backwards and it is time to reverse course before any further damage is done.”

And via Twitchy, a compare and contrast:

First a real leader responds:

And here’s the Naked Emperor:

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Friday Free-For-All: A Sucker’s Deal With Iran

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Charles Krauthammer has been keeping a watchful eye on John Kerry’s “negotiations” with Iran, calling what has come out of it, a “sucker’s deal.”. 

A president desperate to change the subject and a secretary of state desperate to make a name for himself are reportedly on the verge of an “interim” nuclear agreement with Iran. France called it a “sucker’s deal.” France was being charitable.

The only reason Iran has come to the table after a decade of contemptuous stonewalling is that economic sanctions have cut so deeply — Iran’s currency has collapsed, inflation is rampant — that the regime fears a threat to its very survival.

Nothing else could move it to negotiate. Regime survival is the only thing the mullahs value above nuclear weapons. And yet precisely at the point of maximum leverage, President Obama is offering relief in a deal that is absurdly asymmetric: The West would weaken sanctions in exchange for cosmetic changes that do absolutely nothing to weaken Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.

Don’t worry, we are assured. This is only an interim six-month agreement to “build confidence” until we reach a final one. But this makes no sense. If at this point of maximum economic pressure we can’t get Iran to accept a final deal that shuts down its nuclear program, how in God’s name do we expect to get such a deal when we have radically reduced that pressure?

A bizarre negotiating tactic. And the content of the deal is even worse. It’s a rescue package for the mullahs.

Via Gateway Pundit, according to Israel National News, the Obama White House is accusing ISRAEL of stirring up war with Iran:

A top White House official has declared that Israel’s proposal that Iran totally dismantle its nuclear capacity in exchange for sanctions relief would likely lead to war.

According to JTA, the unnamed official made the comments in a conference call on Wednesday with think tanks and advocacy groups sympathetic to the Obama administration’s Iran strategy.

A think tank participant on the call said that Israel’s posture, demanding a total halt to enrichment and the dismantling of all of Iran’s centrifuges, was a path to war.

Agreeing that such reasoning was “sound,” the White House official said that given a choice between “total capitulation” and advancing toward a nuclear weapon, Iran would choose the weapon.

Ben Stein at The American Spectator asks, is this really happening?

I really cannot believe what I am seeing in the news about the U.S. and Iran. In 2013, less than 70 years after the end of the Hitler regime in Europe that killed half of all of the Jews in the world, roughly half of the Jews in the world are threatened with annihilation again—and the U.S. administration is not only going along with it, but cheering on the possibility.

Hitler did not have nuclear weapons, thank God, and there was no tiny little country like Israel where 7 million of the race he hated with such a crazed vengeance lived. So he had to send police and militia and the Gestapo and the SS and local anti-Semites to round up the Jews, move them to nearby fields for shooting or beating, or in trains to death factories like Auschwitz where thousands of Jews a day were gassed in the most horrible circumstances imaginable.

The Iranians in the recent past have pledged to destroy the Jewish people in the Middle East. Some of their leaders have boasted that if Iran gets nuclear weapons, Iran will have “a holocaust in an afternoon” by rocketing a few nuclear weapons into Israel. Naturally, the Israelis are desperately worried.

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Glenn Foden cartoon via Townhall

WSJ: Senate Rules for Radicals:

Today’s Democrats have grown up in the Saul Alinsky tradition, and on Thursday they proved it with a partisan vote to break the Senate filibuster rule for confirming judges and executive-branch nominees. The new rules will empower the party’s liberals for as long as they control the White House and Senate, but they will also set a precedent for conservatives to exploit in the future.

Majority Leader Harry Reid broke a GOP filibuster of a judicial nominee on a 52-48 vote. He was prodded by the Democratic Senate classes of 2006-2012, younger liberals in a hurry like Al Franken (Minnesota), Jeff Merkley (Oregon) and Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire). These are the same liberals who enjoyed a rare 60-vote supermajority in 2009-2010 when they rammed through ObamaCare without a single Republican vote. They view the minority as an inconvenience to be rolled.

It’s true that Senators of both parties have misused the advice and consent power to make it harder for the executive branch to govern. But the great irony is that Democrats voted to end the practice of judicial filibusters that they pioneered when George W. Bush was President. As the minority from 2003-2005, Democrats demanded 60 votes to confirm executive-branch nominees like John Bolton for U.N. Ambassador.

For the first time they also insisted on 60 votes for judicial nominees Miguel Estrada, Janice Rogers Brown, Priscilla Owen, Carolyn Kuhl, Henry Saad, William Pryor, David McKeague, Richard Griffin, Charles Pickering and William Gerry Myers.

Conn Carroll, Townhall: Why Republicans Won’t Offer An Obamacare Alternative In 2014:

…you shouldn’t expect Republicans to coalesce around any alternative anytime soon. Here’s why:

1. Democrats Are Dying For A Villain To Run Against. President Obama is at his most effective when he has an opponent to demonize. Right now, he doesn’t really have one, other than the insurance companies, and he needs them as allies or Obamacare will completely collapse.

That is why, as The Washington Post‘s Greg Sargent reported Wednesday, “the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is set to launch a new campaign designed to refocus the debate on the Republican position on health care, which Dems will widely label as ‘Cruz Care.’”

It doesn’t matter what the actual policies in any Republican plan are, Democrats will label whatever Republicans come up with as “Cruz Care.” Democrats will then tie Cruz, who is highly unpopular among independents across the country, to every Republican candidate. Why would Republicans want to help Democrats do this?

Sadly, Republicans know that they are running against not only their Democrat opponents, but the Democrat media complex, as well. So they keep their cards close to their chests.

WSJ: Nicole Hopkins: ObamaCare Forced Mom Into Medicaid:

Since she couldn’t afford the new plan offered by her insurer, she told me she was eager to explore her new choices under theAffordable Care Act. Washington Healthplanfinder is one of the better health-exchange sites, and she was actually able to log on. She entered her personal and financial data. With efficiency uncommon to the ObamaCare process, the site quickly presented her with a health-care option.

That is not a typo: There was just one option—at the very affordable monthly rate of zero. The exchange had determined that my mother was not eligible to choose to pay for a plan, and so she was slated immediately for Medicaid. She couldn’t believe it was true and held off completing the application.

“How has it come to this?” she asked in one of our several talks over the past few weeks about what was happening. When she was a working mother and I was young, she easily carried health insurance for our whole family. “How have I fallen this far?”

Not everyone wants Obama’s handouts.

Weasel Zippers: Texas Family With Two Kids Fighting Cancer Have Their Insurance Canceled Because of Obamacare…

I can’t even begin to imagine what this family is going through.

GAINESVILLE, TEXAS — A Gainesville family is fighting for their childrens’ lives.

Ronald and Krista Alford’s two children, Hunter and Mikayla, were born with extremely rare types of cancer.

Now, sven years into fighting that battle, they’ve been hit with a new one: their children’s insurance has been cancelled, affecting Hunter’s chemotherapy.

News 12′s Allison Harris brings us their story of struggle and strength.

Ron Fournier:, National Journal: Obama’s Image Machine: Monopolistic Propaganda Funded by You:

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New York Times photographer Doug Mills strode into Jay Carney’s office Oct. 29 with a pile of pictures taken exclusively by President Obama’s official photographer at events the White House press corps was forbidden to cover. “This one,” Mills said, sliding one picture after another off his stack and onto the press secretary’s desk. “This one, too – and this one and this one and … .”

The red-faced photographer, joined by colleagues on the White House Correspondents’ Association board, finished his 10-minute presentation with a flourish that made Carney, a former Moscow correspondent for Time, wince.

“You guys,” Mills said, “are just like Tass.”

Comparing the White House to the Russian news agency is a hyperbole, of course, but less so with each new administration. Obama’s image-makers are taking advantage of new technologies that democratized the media, subverting independent news organizations that hold the president accountable. A generation ago, a few mainstream media organizations held a monopoly on public information about the White House. Today, the White House itself is behaving monopolistic.

The fast-moving trend is hampering reporters and videographers who cover the White House, but Mills’ profession has probably been hardest hit. “As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the Executive Branch of government,” reads a letter delivered today to Carney by the WHCA and several member news organizations including The Associated Press and The New York Times.

The letter includes examples of important news events that were not covered by media photographers, and yet pictures were taken by the White House image team and widely distributed via social media. This happens almost daily.

Unlike media photographers, official White House photographers are paid by taxpayers and report to the president. Their job is to make Obama look good. They are propagandists – in the purest sense of the word.

The letter reminds Carney that Obama promised to run the most transparent administration in history. It argues that the restrictions “raise constitutional concerns” and amount to “arbitrary restraint and unwarranted interference on legitimate newsgathering activities.”

Journalists understand that the president’s family and national security events must be off-limits at times. Journalists also don’t object to the White House using social media; those are platforms as legitimate as televisions and print. The problem is that the Obama White House is simultaneously restricting access of independent media while flooding the public with state-run media.

Again, this is propaganda – utterly lacking a skeptical eye. The irony is that Obama is using technology that democratized and flattened the media to centralize and strengthen the powers an institution, The Presidency.

AoSHQ: Mark Halperin: Gee, I Guess You’re Right, I Guess Maybe The Media Didn’t Really Vet Obamacare to the Extent It Vetted, Say, Joe the Plumber:

Really?

I brought this up in the podcast– I think Eekdahl agreed with me. The media is attempting to claim they were snookered by Obamacare, same as us.

Well, not us. We got it. But the media is now claiming that they were snookered along with the rest of the Low Information Voters.

Sort of like they’re turning to us now, after having echoed Obama’s lies about Obamacare for five years, and saying, “Can you believe the bullshit this guy is tellin’ us…?”

Um, guys? You told us the same bullshit.

You know how Obama poses as a spectator to his own Administration? As someone who has no responsibility to actually do a good job, but only to criticize the government when it fails to do a good job?

Watch Politico attempt the same maneuver here– apparently forgetting that as a news operation focused only on DC and the laws promulgated there, they had a responsibility to report the actual facts about Obamacare:

[Headline:] Obamacare tradeoffs: Now they tell us …

They’re telling you this now? Were you incapable of reading the law or the Federal Register? Did you feel no obligation to check the veracity of Obama’s claims? Did you feel that Senator Enzi’s detailed chapter-and-verse explanation of how Obamacare would boot off millions from their insurance companies was Obviously A Lie, just because he’s a conservative?

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Eric Allie cartoon via Townhall

Weasel Zippers: WaPo: Tea Party Predecessors Killed JFK…

The Washington Post has sunk to a new low with this piece.

Tea party has roots in the Dallas of 1963 — WaPo

The president is a socialist. He is neutering the United States on the world stage. He is spending us into bankruptcy. He is hellbent on expanding national health care, which will surely lead to government death panels.

He is advancing big-government agendas everywhere from Main Street to Wall Street. And do we really know the truth about his personal history and religion?

Jack Cashill, The American Spectator, How Trayvon’s Knockout Game Went Bad:

Martin had four minutes to run less than a hundred yards to his townhouse. When he saw Zimmerman exit his truck, he set upon another strategy. There is no reason to believe that Jeantel tried to discourage him. In fact, she could never quite remember how it was that the final confrontation went down. Although the State chose to believe Jeantel, on this point, on all points, Zimmerman’s testimony was much more credible.

“As I headed back to my vehicle the suspect emerged from the darkness and said, ‘You got a problem?’” wrote Zimmerman on the night of the shooting. When Zimmerman answered “No,” the suspect said, “You do now,” and sucker punched him in the face. What Martin did not suspect is that this creepy ass cracker was armed. It cost him his life.

By the time of this incident, the knockout game was a well established phenomenon among young black males, especially troubled ones like Martin, the product of a broken home and a broken culture. Martin’s assault on Zimmerman fit an obvious pattern.

Calling all lap-dogs – it’s a Defcon level 3 emergency in the White House…..Obama’s approval rating has dipped below 40% – The American people no longer trust him – emergency contingency deceptions needed to mitigate damage to Obama’s credibility….

Twitchy: Obamacare ‘Bat Signal’? Guess which journos were spotted heading to ‘apparent meeting’ with Obama

Twitchy: ‘Good lapdog. Here’s a Snausage’: Howard Fineman brags about off-the-record Obama meeting

Twitchy: Boom! Fox News’ Adam Housley drops a truth bomb on Obama’s lapdog ‘journalists’

We used to call these sycophants “juice-boxers”, now we just call them “dead-enders.”

Bob Owens, Bearing Arms: Yes, an Obama DOJ memo says ban will not work without gun registration, confiscation:

Fears of gun registration and confiscation have run rampant since Barack Obama assumed the Presidency and appointed Eric Holder as Attorney General, and now we can confirm that those fears were well founded.

Red Flag News posted the following in February:

The National Rifle Association has obtained a Department of Justice memo calling for national gun registration and confiscation. The nine page “cursory summary” on current gun control initiatives was not officially released by the Obama administration.

The DOJ memo (downloadable here as a PDF) states the administration “believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation,” according to the NRA, and thinks universal background checks “won’t work without requiring national gun registration.” Obama has yet to publicly support national registration or firearms confiscation, although the memo reveals his administration is moving in that direction.

My latest at the Conversation: 

ObamaCrash Incompetence Blamed On Obama White House’s ‘No Drama Culture’

Following Familiar Pattern, Obama Leaves ‘Under God’ Out of Gettysburg Address (Video)

The Term ‘ObamaCare’ No Longer Embraced By Democrats

Obama a Couple of Months Ago: Once It’s Up and Running, Republicans Will Not Call It ObamaCare

Issa Looking Into Census Data Fabrication Allegations

‘Nefarious’: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Reacts To Census Bureau Data Fabrication Allegations (Video)

Nancy Pelosi: ‘Democrats Couldn’t Be More Thrilled’ About Affordable Care Act

ObamaCare Becomes the Affordable Care Act (The Video)

Cruz: Today’s Vote Will Allow Shameless Democrats To Pack The DC Circuit

Video: Senator on Nuclear Option: ‘It Will Ruin Our Country’

Support For Landrieu Tanking In Louisiana Due To ObamaCare

New HHS Delay Desperate and Futile

“Scandalous”: Israel Fuming About WH Leak Confirming Their Strike on Syria

Military analysts are wondering whether it was foolishness or malice that prompted an Obama administration official Thursday to confirm that Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Wednesday,  hitting weaponry that was set to be transferred to Hezbollah. Israel had not publicly acknowledged carrying out the strike, thus maintaining “plausible deniability.”

CNN reported:

An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was reported in the Middle Eastern press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government.

The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information.

On Friday The Times of Israel reported that Israel “is fuming” with the White House for confirming that it was the Israeli Air Force that struck the base.

Israel has not acknowledged carrying out the strike, one of half a dozen such attacks widely ascribed to Israel in recent months, but an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday that Israeli warplanes had indeed attacked the Syrian base, and that the target was “missiles and related equipment” set for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

A second TV report, on Israel’s Channel 2, said the leak “came directly from the White House,” and noted that “this is not the first time” that the administration has compromised Israel by leaking information on such Israeli Air Force raids on Syrian targets.

It said some previous leaks were believed to have come from the Pentagon, and that consideration had been given at one point to establishing a panel to investigate the sources.

Channel 2′s military analyst, Roni Daniel, said the Obama administration’s behavior in leaking the information was unfathomable.

Daniel noted that by keeping silent on whether it carried out such attacks, Israel was maintaining plausible deniability, so that Syria’s President Bashar Assad did not feel pressured to respond to the attacks.

But the US leaks “are pushing Assad closer to the point where he can’t swallow these attacks, and will respond.” This in turn would inevitably draw further Israeli action, Daniel posited, and added bitterly: “Then perhaps the US will clap its hands because it will have started a very major flare-up.”

Channel 2 speculated that the US might have leaked word of Israel’s attack as a warning to Israel to desist from such actions. Alternately, it might be seeking to signal that it was part of the tough policy designed to prevent a flow of sophisticated weaponry to Assad. But these and other possible explanations simply didn’t justify the leak, which the TV report described as “illogical” and “foolish.”

Why is Obama Sending Tanks and F-16s to Muslim Brotherhood-Led Egypt? (Video)

In a video taken September 23, 2010, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said, “no reasonable person can expect any progress on this track. Either [you accept] the Zionists and everything they want, or else it is war. This is what these occupiers of the land of Palestine know – these blood-suckers, who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs.”

Morsi also promoted “all forms of resistance” against Israel, calling for military resistance against the “criminal Zionists” along with supporting “resistance fighters,” i.e. terrorists who attack Israeli civilians. He called on Muslims and Arabs all over the world to “support” such fighters, but did not specify what such support entails. He called on “Zionists” to be “driven out of our countries.” He stated that he does not recognize the “Green Line.” Morsi also called for boycotts against Israel and all countries that support it, including the United States.

Egypt and the United States held a joint ceremony  in Cairo, Sunday,  to mark the delivery of new F-16 aircraft to the Egyptian Air Force…

Why in God’s name are we arming our enemy?

“Today’s ceremony demonstrates the firm belief of the United States that a strong Egypt is in the interest of the U.S., the region, and the world,” said U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne W. Patterson. “We look to Egypt to continue to serve as a force for peace, security, and leadership as the Middle East proceeds with its challenging yet essential journey toward democracy.”

The U.S. delivery of four aircraft is part of a group of 20 F-16s that will arrive in Egypt over the course of the year. To date, the U.S. has delivered 224 F-16 aircraft to Egypt.

“Our thirty-four year security partnership is based upon shared interests and mutual respect,” said Ambassador Patterson. “The United States has long recognized Egypt as an indispensible partner.”

The F-16s are part of the $1.3 billion in the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program from the U.S. in annual military and security assistance to improve Egypt’s defensive capabilities and support Egypt’s contributions to regional security that counter terrorist threats.

That explanation expired after the “Arab Spring” of 2011. It’s no longer operable in a Muslim Brotherhood led Egypt. What in the world is the Regime thinking?

In an appearance on Fox and Friends,  an exasperated Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said the decision to supply Morsi with the aircraft and tanks is consistent with what we recently found out is this administration’s foreign policy: “What difference does it make?! What difference does it make if we give weapons to our sworn enemies who want to wipe Israel and us off the map – so we give them the method to wipe them out – what’s the big deal?”

He continued, “we’re putting ourselves in danger when we’re sending jets and tanks to a leader whose only two enemies he’s said in the past are Israel and the United States.”

“This is going to help give Egypt an edge over Israel – they’ll have more M-16s than Israel, as I understand it.”

A Coptic Christian who called into the Sean Hannity Show, Monday, said that Sending F-16s and tanks to Morsi is like sending them to Osama bin Laden.

We’re also giving Egypt four Fast Missile Craft ships which cost the American people 2 billion dollars.

The first of four new fast missile craft for Egypt was dedicated Oct. 25 at a shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., and the ship’s name was announced.

The S. Ezzat is named after Soliman Ezzat, the admiral who founded and led the modern Egyptian Navy from 1953 to 1967, shipbuilder VT Halter Marine said in a press release.

Construction of the ship began in a newly built fabrication facility at VT Halter in November 2009 under a U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales program managed by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command.

The original contract for the program was awarded to VT Halter in November 2005. Since then, the U.S. has awarded the shipbuilder more than $800 million for the ships.

Mark Levin exploded on his talk show, a few days ago: “What the hell is this President doing sending F-16s to the regime in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood?!” he thundered.

“[They] ask questions about the Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of our own government, and they’re treated like pariahs,” an agitated Levin shouted. “Well, the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government — it’s called Barack Obama! No, he’s not a formal member; he’s a sympathizer. There, I said it! Prove otherwise.”

In August of 2011, I reported that the Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated White House.

Why would the President nominate someone like Chuck Hagel, as Levin noted, a sympathizer with the most radical elements in the Middle East, and an Israel hater? Obviously, the President and Hagel are simpatico on foreign policy. The real question is will Senate Republicans wave him through? Although Mitch McConnell raised the possibility of a Senate filibuster, Monday, it’s looks to me like Senate Republicans have no stomach for a fight on this.

None of this is going to end well.

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Grumpy Opinions: These are the people Obama and Congress are giving F-16s:

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AhramOnline reported: NSF blames President Morsi for Tahrir sexual assaults, police violence:

The opposition National Salvation Front (NSF) has condemned a recent spate of violent attacks on peaceful protesters.

 In a statement on Sunday, the front claimed organised violence, including sexual attacks using knives on female protesters, was designed to prevent people expressing their views.

President Mohamed Morsi, his government and the interior minister are responsible for the violence and torture, the front said. They have failed to protect peaceful protesters from attacks by militias and thugs, such as those carried out against women in Tahrir Square.

“These organised mob sexual assaults cannot be separated from the oppressive tactics [of the security forces] and the use of torture and intimidation against revolutionaries,” read the statement.

Such tactics would not stop women from participating in Egypt’s political life, it added.

Dozens of mob sexual assaults have taken place around Tahrir Square during recent protests. Many argue the attacks are systematic and organised.

 

Video: MSNBC Anchor to Israeli Ambassador: Hamas Rockets ‘Rarely Do Damage’

To which the good Ambassador responded, “yeah, tell that to the three Israelis killed by a rocket in Kiryat Malachi on Thursday.”

Via The Blaze:

Beyond its military operation targeting the Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, Israel is invested in an intense media campaign to make sure its side of the story is being heard overseas. But that’s not always easy to do.

In an interview with Israel’s top envoy to the United States on Saturday, MSNBC provided yet another example of how much work Israeli officials face in their effort to pass through the filter of the mainstream media and present their side of the story.

MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo began her interview of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren straightforwardly enough, asking “What would be the trigger for a ground operation? What’s the red line here?”

Oren answered, “You have the equivalent of what would be about 170 million Americans under bomb shelters. If Hamas continues to escalate we will take the necessary and legitimate measures to defend our citizens.”

Schiavocampo’s second question might be considered more controversial, positing the argument that long-range rockets carrying warheads weighing between 20 and 90 kilograms — 46 to 198 pounds — aren’t actually dangerous to human life. She asked: “Living under the threat of rocket attack is certainly a psychological trauma. But what would you say to those who argue that the rockets are essentially very ineffective, they rarely do damage and that the response from Israelis is disproportional to the threat they’re under.”

 

Oren answered she might want to pose that question to the three Israelis killed by a rocket in Kiryat Malachi on Thursday (see TheBlaze’s story here and Glenn Beck’s segment looking at media bias and profiling the victims here). Oren suggested Schiavocampo envisage what would happen if Hamas were bombing America. He said:

“Imagine if one rocket had fallen in the United States and not now since the year 2009, our last operation, we’ve had something in the vicinity of 8,000 rockets fall on the State of Israel. That’s more than twice all of the German rockets that fell on London during World War II. And you saw how the British and Americans reacted to that.”

SEE ALSO:

Israel Matzav: IDF takes over Hamas radio:

The IDF has taken over the frequency and is using it to broadcast warnings to the Gaza population.

According to Israel’s Channel 2 news, the broadcasts were replaced with IDF radio playing messages of warning to Gaza’s residents, and announcing another stage in operation Pillar of Defense aimed at crippling Gaza’s terror infrastructure.

Atlas Shrugs: Jihad in Gaza: Mosques as rocket launching pads:

IDF VIDEO: “Terrorists put an underground launch site next to a mosque. We targeted the site. The mosque was unharmed.”

Sorry, IDF, but mosques with or next to missile launchers should be destroyed. They lose house of worship status when they become rocket launching bases.

Watch video at link.

Big Peace: Bloggers Spot More Dead Child Fakery by Hamas; CNN Fooled:

The dead child was paraded before the cameras during the visit of Egyptian prime minister Hisham Kandil, who kissed the dead child in the presence of Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh. But even the New York Timeswas suspicious.

Bloggers such as Elder of Ziyon quickly pieced together the evidence of Hamas fakery:

The IDF did not launch any airstrikes in Gaza while Egyptian PM Kandil was in Gaza…

If it was an Israeli missile, you can be sure that it would have been shown to the media! Furthermore, PCHR, which is keeping track of everyone killed in Gaza (and which admits that most of the dead have been “militants,”) did not list Mahmoud Sadallah or Aiman Aby Wardah in their list of victims of Israeli airstrikes, although they even include one person who died of a heart attack.

Put this together with the fact that Hamas and other terror groups were firing rockets throughout Friday morning while the IDF did not, plus the fact that over 100 rockets have fallen short in Gaza (both using past performance and IDF statistics as proof), and the fact that the shrapnel in the video matches almost exactly the shrapnel damage we have seen from rocket fire into Israel, and it is very clear: this child was killed by Gaza rocket fire, not by Israel.

Hamas has a well-established pattern of faking civilian deaths in Gaza, even as it seeks civilian deaths in Israel (and fakes that, too, pretending it is firing at military targets). Last week, Breitbart News caught Hamas using a month-old photo of a dead Syrian boy and claiming he had been killed by Israel–a double irony, since the Assad regime that killed the boy hosted Hamas for years before the outbreak of the Syrian civil war.

Gateway Pundit:

Los Angeles Pro-Israel and Pro-Hamas Protesters Clash in the Street (Video):

Pro-Israel and pro-Hamas demonstrators clashed in Los Angeles today outside the Federal Building.

Latest Hamas TV Ad to Israelis: “We May Kill You In Your Sleep” (Video):

What lovely people.
Hamas released a new ad this week on Palestinian Terror TV. In the ad the terror group warns Israelis,
“We may kill you in your sleep.”

Weasel Zippers: Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual Guide Asks Allah To Kill All The Jews During Sermon At Egypt’s Al-Azhar…

Shockingly, CAIR is a big fan of Yusuf al-Qardawi.

Israel Hayom: It’s jihad against the Jews, stupid:

Scharf and her husband also ran the Chabad House in New Delhi. During a home visit to Israel, Scharf, also pregnant, was killed by a missile that struck the apartment where she was staying in Kiryat Malachi. Her husband and three young children were all wounded in the same attack. As each was hospitalized, none was able to attend her funeral.

The horrible irony here is that Scharf had scheduled this trip to enable her to do two things: attend a memorial service marking the four-year-anniversary of the deaths of her colleagues, the Holtzbergs, and to give birth in Israel. Instead, the 25-year-old and her soon-to-be-born baby were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Thursday evening.

On Friday, a delegation headed by Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil arrived in Gaza to “broker a cease-fire” between Hamas and Israel. To call this ridiculous would be the understatement of the century. There is no need for “brokering.” The minute the rockets stop flying into Israel, there will be an end to Israeli strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza, pure and simple.

Blaze: Hamas Sets Steep Terms for Cease-Fire: An End to the Blockade?

(TheBlaze/AP) — Gaza’s Hamas rulers are aiming high in the conditions they place on stopping rocket fire into Israel in indirect cease-fire talks launched this weekend. Emboldened by Arab support and confident in their arsenal, the Islamists say calm can only come if Israel opens the gates of the tiny, closed-off territory.

The question is how far Hamas will go to reach that long-sought goal, which Israel opposes out of fear of an influx of weapons to Gaza militants.

Weasel Zippers: CNN Poll: Only 40% Of Democrats Says Israeli Attacks On Gaza Are Justified Vs. 74% Of Republicans And 59% Of Independents…

Not all that surprising, liberals disdain for Israel is well known.

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans say that Israel’s current military strikes against Gaza are justified, according to a new national survey.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday indicates that 57% of the public says Israel is justified in taking military action in Gaza against Hamas, with one in four saying the attacks are unjustified. [...]

Only 57%? Why is this even a question?

Yid With Lid: Lying For Hamas, The Mainstream Media and Operation Pillar of Defense:

Perhaps its because the election is over and they can no longer lie about republican positions on the issues,  the mainstream media is working hard  via lies, spin and false reports, to sway opinion against Israel in its battle to stop the Hamas terrorists from firing rockets into her civilian areas.
Between Saturday and Tuesday of last week Hamas terrorists fired over 150 rockets from Gaza into Israeli Civilian areas, this was on top of another 700 rockets launched this year prior to that assault.
On Wednesday the IDF directed a precision attack on Ahmed Jabri, the head of Hamas’ “military wing” in the Gaza Strip. Jabri was a senior operative of the terrorist group and was directly responsible for executing terror attacks against the Jewish State in the past number of years.
The mainstream  media acted as if they were unfamiliar with Jabri’s history, the weekend of terror coming out of Gaza and in some cases the fact that Israel left the Gaza strip over seven years ago.
Associated Press’ coverage of the incident referred to Israel’s air strike as an “assassination,” that resumption of “Israel’s policy of assassinating Palestinian militant leaders,” pointed out that “Israeli aircraft have previously assassinated the previous commander of Hamas’ military wing,” and noted that “Israeli officials had said that they were considering assassinating top Hamas officials following a wave of rocket fire.”

 

UPDATE:

Weasel Zippers: Hamas Leader Khaled Mashaal Nixes Possibility Of Truce…

What? After Obama Commends Morsi For Helping to Calm Violence Between Israel and Gaza, Egypt Fires Rockets into Israel?

 Egyptians shout anti-Israeli slogans during a demonstration in front of Al-Azhar mosque after the weekly Friday prayer in Cairo on November 16, 2012 (AFP Photo / STR)

Okay, I’m a little confused – maybe someone can straighten me out. I admit, I haven’t been following the escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinians as closely as some, so bare with me.

Earlier today, the President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsy threatened Israel in a speech to an angry mob that was chanting about killing Jews.

“The price will be high if the aggression continues,” Morsy said after he performed Friday prayers in Fatma Al-Sharbatly Mosque in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement.

“Egypt is different from yesterday,” he added, referring to his predecessor ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s soft stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“We assure them [Israel] that the price will be high for continued aggression, and [we tell them] you have to bear the responsibility,” Morsy continued.

During Morsy’s speech, worshipers chanted: “Khaybar, Khaybar, Oh Jews, the army of Mohamed will return,” in reference to a historical battle fought between Muslims and Jews in Saudi Arabia.

“I say to those on behalf of all the Egyptian people that Egypt today is different from yesterday, and Arabs today are different from yesterday. I say confidently that Egypt will not leave Gaza alone,” Morsy said.

After that, Obama called  Morsi “to commend the country’s efforts to help calm the situation in Israel and Gaza” and underscored his hope of restoring stability there.” Keep in mind, he had just threatened Israel with retaliation, if they continued to defend themselves against Palestinian aggression.

Egypt’s prime minister, Hisham Kandil, has said Cairo is prepared to mediate a truce in the growing violence between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip. Egypt’s government is allied with Hamas, but is also party to a 1979 peace treaty with Israel.

Then again, “Egypt is different from yesterday,” according to Morsi (Morsy) (Mursi) Good grief, how many damn spellings does one man need to have for a five letter name?

And now here’s the latest via The Weekly Standard: Report: Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel.

Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel.

“Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night,” reports the Jerusalem Post. “The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries.”

The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, “Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council.”

Please….Is Obama really this clueless?

Pray for Israel. They’re really going to need it. They are completely alone in the world.

Atlas Shrugs has more: Egypt Sides With Hamas, Rockets Launched From Sinai Crash Into Israel: #savageHamas Prime Minister Leads Gaza crowds in chants of “Long Live Egypt”

Israel now under attack from Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza (Hamas), Syrian jihadists in the north and now Egypt. The latest for The Israel Project:

Terror groups in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night, another worrying sign that the territory may be in the midst of a percipitous slide into anarchy and violence. The rockets caused some damage but no injuries.

The Morsi government has overseen a dramatic deterioration in the security situation in the Sinai Peninsula. Salafist terrorists have launched a series of spectacular attacks on Egyptian security officers and Israelis in recent months. Analysts have called particular attention to the role of educated middle class Egyptian terrorists in the attacks, which some had sought to link to local Beduin.

UPDATE:

CBS: Israel expands air assault on rockets in Gaza:

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel expanded its fierce air assault on rocket operations in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, striking Hamas government and security compounds, smuggling tunnels and electricity sources after an unprecedented rocket attack aimed at the holy city of Jerusalem raised the stakes in its violent confrontation with Palestinian militants.

Israeli aircraft also kept pounding their initial targets, the militants’ weapons-storage facilities and underground rocket-launching sites. The Israeli military called up thousands of reservists and massed troops, tanks and armored vehicles along the border with Gaza, signaling a ground invasion of the densely populated seaside strip could be imminent.

Israel launched its military campaign Wednesday after days of heavy rocket fire from Gaza and has carried out some 700 airstrikes since, the military said. Militants, undaunted by the heavy damage the air attacks have inflicted, have unleashed some 500 rockets against the Jewish state, including new, longer-range weapons turned for the first time this week against Jerusalem and Israel’s Tel Aviv heartland.

SEE ALSO:

Gateway Pundit: Anonymous Online Hacker Group Sides With Hamas – Takes Down 550 Israeli Websites

Doug Ross: GOOD NEWS: Hamas Now Using Toddlers’ Playgrounds as Cover for Rocket Attacks on Israel

The Objective Standard: Israel and the Front Line of Civilization

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Video: Absolutely Uncertain

Via The Blaze:

A roughly 20-minute YouTube video analyzing President Obama’s relationship with Israel, narrated by a 23-year-old former Obama supporter, has gone viral.  In just three days, the little-reported on video “Absolutely Uncertain” has logged roughly 650,000 hits.

Irina, the 23-year-old “Jewish New Yorker” who narrates much of the documentary, explains that she has always seen American-Israeli relations as a cornerstone of American politics, reaching into both parties.

“So when it was time for me to vote for the first time in 2008, I didn’t doubt for a moment that the strong relationship would continue, no matter who won,” she states.

The short film features clips from longtime Democratic supporters including, Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz, former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY).

Also worth watching at The Blaze: Krauthammer to Fellow Panelists: I Can’t Believe You Guys Are Covering For Obama on This Libya Disaster

Hat tip: Brian B.

Something is Indeed Wrong

The American Spectator’s Ben Stein seems a little depressed lately, and looking out at the same Geo-political landscape he is, I can’t say I blame him. He concludes his latest morose diary by saying:

There is just a feeling in the air, a look in the sky at dusk, a look on people’s faces. Fear is everywhere. Mr. Obama cannot lose this election unless enough people believe it’s within their power to stop the ticking of the clock, and I do not feel that groundswell. Not at all. When the American media turns its back on our own religions of tolerance and adores a religion of intolerance, times are upside down. The MSM says it’s all fine, trust The Prince of Grant Park, Chicago. But I have always preferred the admonition, “Put not your trust in princes.” Something is wrong.

What set him off isn’t the depressing fact that ‘the United States is beaming TV ads all over Pakistan apologizing for a derogatory Internet trailer for a nonexistent movie demeaning the being that Muslims call “The Prophet Mohammed,”‘ because I guess we’ve come to expect such craven behavior from this administration, by now. He’s referring to something he considers much worse:

Have you noticed that in the past few years, and especially in the past few weeks since the murder of the Ambassador and his guards and colleague in Benghazi (a city that Erwin Rommel loved and whose inhabitants he praised), whenever the New York Times refers to Mohammed, they always call him, without quotation marks, The Prophet Mohammed, as if everyone with any sense understands that OF COURSE Mohammed is The One True Prophet and that it’s just understood that Mohammed is The Prophet.

I see this in other news outlets and on TV, too. Sober-looking newsmen and newswomen mention Mohammed as The Prophet Mohammed. No ifs, ands or buts. I hear it on the BBC World Service, too.

Now, if Muslims want to believe that Mohammed is The Prophet, God bless them. Fine and dandy. If anyone wants to believe that, good luck to him or her. But why does our mainstream media here in the USA, an overwhelmingly Christian country, refer to Islam’s prophet as “The Prophet”?

Have you ever seen any major newspaper here in the USA refer to Jesus Christ as “The Son of God, God Incarnate, The Lord Jesus Christ”? Can you imagine the New York Times running a story about a crucifix resting in urine at an “art gallery” as an offense against “The Lord Jesus, Son of God”? Can you imagine any large newspaper in this country running a story about the Pope and referring to him as “The Holy Father, The Bridge Between Heaven and Earth”? Or about Mary, as “Holy Mary, Mother of God”? It would never happen.

Yep. Something is wrong.

How about this one via Creeping Sharia:

Submitting troops to sharia law? Bring them home. via Paul Sperry: The Pentagon is blaming US troops for ‘friendly fire’ attacks that have killed dozens of Americans, ordering sensitivity training about Islam – NYPOST.com.

Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers have been killed by “green on blue” attacks this year alone. The situation is so bad that the training of Afghan forces has been temporarily suspended.

How has the Pentagon responded?

By blaming our troops.

Top officials believe culturally offensive behavior is the motivation behind the killings, so it’s stepped up Islamic sensitivity training for our troops.

If you don’t want to be shot in the back by your Afghan training partners, the Pentagon advises, don’t offend their religious sensibilities. Don’t kick your feet up on a table, for instance, and never ask to see a picture of their wives and kids. “There’s a percentage [of attacks] which are cultural affronts,” Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said in a recent interview.

In the past three years, uniformed Afghans have murdered at least 97 US and NATO troops.

Hit the link to see a list of other “cultural affronts” our troops are being ordered to refrain from out of “sensitivity” to people who would kill over them.

Something JUST AIN’T RIGHT, there.

And today, after the secretary-general warned Ahmadinejad of “potentially harmful consequences of his inflammatory rhetoric”, the Iranian president told reporters in New York that Israel has “no roots” in Middle East history.

He called the country a “historical phase” that has only been “occupying the land” for about 60 or 70 years — as opposed to Iran, a nation with thousands of years of history, he said.

He also claimed Iran doesn’t take Israel’s threats of a military strike against its nuclear facilities seriously.

“We did not take [Israel] into account,” Ahmadinejad said. “They represent a small disturbance that will be eliminated in the future.”

Israel’s UN envoy walked out of the UN assembly, Monday, after Ahmadinejad began speaking about the ‘rule of law’.

“There is no law and no justice,” Prosor said, objecting to the fact that Ahmadinejad was allowed to speak at the forum. “The leader of an outlaw country that systematically violates the fundamental principles of the rule of law has no place here.”

“It’s a shame and a disgrace that someone like [Ahmadinejad] was given a voice on such an important issue,” the envoy added. “Allowing Ahmadinejad to give a UN speech on an issue like the rule of law is like appointing a pyromaniac as a fire commissioner.”

Prosor’s legal team followed him out of the UN hall.

Once upon a time the United States’ UN envoy would have joined them, as they always have in the past. But not this time.

A US Foreign Policy Expert  told Shep Smith today, “Israelis Really Don’t Think We’re On Their Side.”

Echoing Ahmadinejad, Obama called Israeli concern over Iran’s genocidal nuclear program “noise”

Nice. Top State Department Official Emails Reporter to Tell Him to “F**k Off”

Something is very very wrong.

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BOOM: Mitt Romney: “It Is Deeply Moving” to Be in “Jerusalem – The Capital of Israel” (Video)

And the crowd roars ….

Via Gateway Pundit:

Start listening at 4:18:

Take that Ba-rack.

Compare that to this pathetic performance by Obama’s Propaganda Minister, Jay Carney:

SEE ALSO:

Daniel Pipes: Romney’s Remarkable Speech in Jerusalem:

Mitt Romney, the all-but-official Republican presidential candidate, delivered a stem-winder of a speech to the Jerusalem Foundation today, packing emotional support with frank policy statements. The contrast with Obama could hardly be more dramatic. Indeed, one could go through the speech and note the many refutations of Obama. For example, the opening comment that “To step foot into Israel is to step foot into a nation that began with an ancient promise made in this land” directly contrasts with Obama’s crabbed statement in Cairo about “the aspiration for a Jewish homeland [being] rooted in a tragic history.”

Also, in contrast to the nonsensical Obama administration stance on Jerusalem – sneaking in changes to captions that identified it as such and going through verbal gymnastics to avoid calling it that – Romney came out and plainly called Jerusalem “the capital of Israel.”

Freedom’s Lighthouse: Gov. Mitt Romney Visits the “Western Wall” in Jerusalem – Video:

Romney in Israel today where he visited one of Judaism’s holiest sites – the Western Wall, also called the “Wailing Wall.” It is a “remnant of the ancient wallthe surrounded the Jewish Temple’s courtyard.” Romney paused to pray at the Wailing Wall.Well-wishers wished Romney luck, and one person can be heard in the video below calling him, “President Romney.”

Twitchy: Left enraged that Romney called Jerusalem capital of Israel:

Call the Waaahmbulance.

Doug Ross: Highlights: Romney’s Speech in Jerusalem

 

Video: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses AIPAC on Iran – March 5, 2012

Just hours after meeting with Obama on Monday, Prime Minister Netanyahu began his speech at AIPAC, referring to Jerusalem as “the eternal, united capital if Israel”, almost as if to thumb his nose Obama and his call for a return to 1967 borders.

Netanyahu said all options are on the table to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb. “The Jewish state will not allow those who seek our destruction to possess the means to achieve that goal,” he said. “A nuclear armed Iran must be stopped.”

To raucous applause he continued, “Ladies and gentleman, if it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, then what is it? … That’s right, it’s a duck! But this duck is a nuclear duck. It’s time the world started calling a duck a duck.”

 

See Maggie’s Notebook for the complete transcript.

See also:

Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel (Video)

Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel (Video)

 Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel is a 30 minute expose of Obama’s hostile relationship with Israel. The film is  produced by The Emergency Committee For Israel.

Barack Obama ran for president as a pro-Israel candidate — but his record tells a different story. Follow @NoahPollak and @CmteForIsrael on Twitter, and visit http://www.CommitteeForIsrael.com for more.

The Jewish Daily Forward reported on the ECI’s Super PAC in early January of this year:

Among the advocacy groups fighting for the Jewish vote in 2012, ECI is the only one to have formed its own Super PAC, a new kind of campaign finance committee that is allowed to take contributions and make expenditures without limit so long as it remains formally independent of any candidate or political party.

The full 30 minute video via Israel Matzav:

Besides its recent anti-Obama ads, ECI, which was also founded in 2010, made large ad buys in a few major 2010 midterm races and special elections. But unlike its dovish opponent J Street, ECI’s strategy doesn’t call for spending time on the traditional occupations of advocacy groups, such as currying favor with incumbents or building a grassroots operation.

“We aren’t interested in funneling money to candidates to induce them to take positions they might not otherwise take,” wrote Michael Goldfarb, ECI’s treasurer and a public relations executive with Orion Strategies, in an email to the Forward. “We believe that the vast majority of Americans are pro-Israel and that if there is a real contrast on this issue between the two candidates in any given race, voters will make the right choice if they have all the information before them.”

Founded in July 2010, ECI is guided by William Kristol, a prominent neoconservative and editor of The Weekly Standard, a right-wing opinion journal. A one-time booster of Sarah Palin, Kristol has close ties to the Republican establishment. The ECI board is rounded out by prominent evangelical and former GOP presidential candidate Gary Bauer and Rachel Abrams, wife of Republican foreign policy stalwart Elliot Abrams. The group’s executive director is Noah Pollak, a former editor at Azure, a journal published by the Israel-based Shalem Center.

ECI has initiated a comprehensive ad campaign taking not only Obama to task, but also his allies such as Soros-funded Media Matters and Center for American Progress for its  ”funding bigotry and anti-Israel extremism.”
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A Video Message To Barack Obama From Netanyahu’s Former Chief of Staff

Naftali Bennett,  former Chief of Staff to Benjamin Netanyahu, posted this video message on Youtube  pleading with the Obama administration to either stop Iran, or let Israel do the job.

He is careful to note that ” this is not the Israeli government’s official position, but rather a plea for action that represents much of the Israeli public.”

In a letter to Dick Morris, he said:

It’s something I know Netanyahu would like to say, but he can’t for obvious reasons. I, however, am free to speak up.

 

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Jan 2009: Iranian Press TV Interviews Iran’s Favorite US Congressman Who Bashes Israel and Defends Hamas (Video)

Stop with the lies and misinformation, Paulbots sneer –Ron Paul has nothing against Israel, in fact, he really loves Israel.

– Except when he’s saying things like, “the Palestinians have been ripped off and all of the blame is on Israel”.

In this incredible interview he gave to the Iranian state owned English language propaganda channel, Press TV in January of 2009, he said that, and much more. Paul said he favored ending the United States’ special relationship with Israel because if Israel has a problem it should have to deal with by itself, and it shouldn’t be any of our business.

“If I personally favor one side over the other side, it’s really pretty academic, because politically I don’t want to be involved.”

Paul called Gaza essentially a “concentration camp” where they (read Hamas) defend themselves with homemade bombs, “like they’re the aggressors?”

“If I say the Palestinians have been ripped off and all of the blame is on Israel, then I’ve sort of stepped in a little more than I want to…”

He  stepped in it, all right.

SEE ALSO:

Morris: Ron Paul is ‘the most liberal, radical, left-wing person to run for president’

Bolton: If You’re Thinking Of Voting For Ron Paul, ‘Think Again’

Hat tip: Brian B.

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Video: Newt Gingrich Invokes Reagan To Defend Telling The Truth About The “Palestinians”

Why Gingrich’s statement two days ago in which he called the Palestinians an “invented” people is considered controversial, is a mystery to me. Yet, in the GOP debate in Iowa Saturday night, Romney called Gingrich’s words incendiary and a mistake. Gingrich, to his great credit,  stood his ground.

“Somebody ought to have the courage to tell the truth: These people are terrorists,” he said. “They teach terrorism in their schools. They have textbooks that say, ‘If there are 13 Jews and nine Jews are killed, how many Jews are left?’”

Romney said such talk did Israel little good.

“Therefore, before I made a statement of that nature, I’d get on the phone to my friend Bibi Netanyahu and say, ‘Would it help if I said this? What would you like me to do? Let’s work together because we’re partners.’ I’m not a bomb thrower, rhetorically or literally,” Romney said.

So Romney is so timid, he would literally pick up the phone to ask “his friend Bibi” whether he should speak the truth about Palestine? Oh man….

Here’s the truth about Palestine:

More of the exchange between Romney and Gingrich at the debate, yesterday:

“I happen to agree with most of what [Gingrich] said, except by going out and saying the Palestinians are an invented people,” Romney said, calling Gingrich’s remark “a mistake.” But the former Massachusetts governor stopped short of actually weighing in on the issue of Palestinian peoplehood, referring the matter to Israel, which, Romney seemed to claim, should be the one deciding whether Palestinians are indeed a people.

“We’re going to tell the truth but we’re not going to throw incendiary words into a place which is a boiling pot, when our friends the Israelis will probably say ‘what the hell are you doing?’”

“Somebody ought to have the courage to say the truth,” Gingrich said after detailing a list of accusations against the Palestinian Authority, “These people are terrorists. They teach terrorism in their schools…That’s fundamentally time for somebody to have the guts to stand up and say ‘enough lying about the Middle East.’”

This line of argument seemed to play well with the conservative audience in Iowa, which responded with cheers to the comments by Gingrich.

He concluded his defense of his words by invoking Reagan:

“I think sometimes it is helpful to have a president of the United States with the courage to tell the truth. Just as it was Reagan who went around his entire national security apparatus to call the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’ Reagan believed the power of truth restated the world and reframed the world. I’m a Reaganite. I’m proud to be a Reaganite. I will tell the truth, even if it causes some confusion sometimes with the timid.”

More Newt in the news:

Weasel Zippers: DNC Chief Wasserman Schultz Accuses Gingrich of Being The “Original Tea Partier”…

The DNC apparently wants Newt to be the nominee to be saying that…

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