Breaking: Iran Could Be Getting Nuclear Weapons Sooner Than Anyone Hoped

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The Associated Press reported today that a deal with Iran is taking shape, which will give a phased-in capability to Iran for developing a nuclear weapon.

“The idea would be to reward Iran for good behavior over the last years of any agreement, gradually lifting constraints on its uranium enrichment program and slowly easing economic sanctions.”

This is why Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will be speaking to the American people and Congress next week, as it has been patently obvious that the Obama administration will not stop Iran from gaining a nuclear capability, destabilizing the Middle East, and directly threatening the existence of the Jewish State.

The Iranian press also reported today that Obama and Kerry were desperate for a deal. However, Congress will have to weigh in as well; and hopefully, stronger minds will prevail on this appeasement.

But the accord will have to receive some sort of acceptance from the U.S. Congress to be fully implemented. That is a tough sell given the hostility to any Iranian enrichment from most Republican and many Democratic lawmakers.

We are living in dangerous times, my friends.  

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Obama’s Anti-ISIS Campaign Is A Ruse – Real Goal Is Destruction Of Israel

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Everyone knows Obama’s campaign against ISIS is not serious. He can’t even say the words “Muslim terrorist.” He doesn’t want to say it because he doesn’t believe it.

He harbors no animosity towards ISIS. He is doing just the minimum needed in a show of weak force against ISIS in order to mask the real agenda.

He harbors great animosity towards Israel. As with many racists of the past, he believe the Jews are the problem. He is looking for the ultimate solution, and he thinks he has found it: allow Iran to go nuclear and destroy Israel.

The Jerusalem Post reported recently that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “astonished” that talks with Iran were continuing while the IAEA believes Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons capability.

Referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s recent report expressing concern that Iran is hiding elements – possibly military ones – of its nuclear program, Netanyahu said Sunday it was “astonishing” that the talks with Tehran are still continuing…  Not only are they continuing, there is an increased effort to reach a nuclear agreement in the coming days and weeks,” he said. “Therefore, the coming month is critical for the nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers because a framework agreement is liable to be signed that will allow Iran to develop the nuclear capabilities that threaten our existence.”

I ask you, What other explanation could there be? He excludes Israel from talks about its very existence.  Why would he do that?

Because he doesn’t want Israel to be privy to the appeasement or outright enabling Obama is going to cement with Iran.

Netanyahu reiterated his position that such an agreement is a significant threat to Israel and, “therefore, I will go to the US next week in order to explain to the American Congress, which could influence the fate of the agreement, why this agreement is dangerous for Israel, the region and the entire world.”

I for one will be listening to the speech, as all Americans should.

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World War Inches Closer As Germany Intends To Change Defense Posture

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Russia’s actions in East Ukraine and other parts of the former Soviet Union have caused a panic in the defense establishment of Western Europe. Most European nations have drastically drawn down defense spending as they basked in the umbrella of American security over the last few decades.

Germany is one of those nations that have allowed their defense posture to atrophy. This seems to be changing.

The Moscow Times reports this week: “Germany will overhaul its security strategy in coming years in response to Russian attempts to use “power politics and military force” to assert its interests, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday.” This is a significant development from the last seventy years as Germany has been hesitant to involve itself militarily in world affairs since the end of World War II.  As Germans who were alive during the war pass away, Germany could become more aggressive in its response to threats around the world.

The Moscow Times goes on to report:

The new strategy would mean the German army would in future focus not only on missions far afield, for example in Afghanistan, but also become more involved in strengthening NATO’s defenses. Germany is already helping to boost NATO’s presence in eastern Europe.

Russia lost twenty million people at the hands of the Nazis during their invasion of Russia, which was ultimately defeated. This memory still runs deep throughout the Russian Federation. In fact, the possibility of fascist involvement in the government of Kiev has been used very effectively in promoting Moscow’s direct involvement in the war in East Ukraine and the Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.

A mighty and aggressive Germany is definitely something the Kremlin fears. Even though it is rumored that Russian President Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have a cordial relationship, this German development could change that.

With the first shooting war in Europe between two nations now raging in Ukraine, the dogs of war are barking. In spite of all the danger, American leadership is absent.

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ISIS Harvesting Organs Of Those Executed

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Just when you thought the depraved barbarity of the Islamic State couldn’t get any worse, news came out of the Middle East today that ISIS may be harvesting the organs of those they execute in order to fund their activities.

The price of a kidney, lung, or liver on the black market can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. With ISIS executing most of their victims by beheading, it is easy to see why they are selling these fresh organs for profit.

Fox News reported today:

The shocking new claim was presented by the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations, who said bodies have turned up in mass graves bearing surgical incisions and missing organs such as kidneys. Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim leveled the charge as he asked the Security Council to investigate whether harvesting and selling the organs of those it executes. Alhakim, who said a dozen doctors have been executed in Mosul for refusing to participate in organ harvesting, briefed the council on the overall situation in Iraq and accused the Islamic State group of “crimes of genocide” in targeting certain ethnic groups.

ISIS has shown itself to be resilient and extremely clever in the ways it is financing its operations. Obviously the terror group is thinking ahead of most of the developed world, giving them an advantage and the initiative on the battlefield as well as in the financial system. When one method of finance, such as oil, is targeted by the West, another method, far more barbaric, takes its place.

Without American leadership, this scourge on humankind will not be stopped. I fear for the news of some other, even worse, kind of financial activity to be discovered, if there can be such a thing. We know that President Obama does not have his heart in this fight. What will it take for him to employ the full capability of American power against this evil regime?

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Vlad Is Preparing For Global War – Are You?

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Due to the fall in the price of oil and the sanctions imposed by the West, the Russian economy has been battered. This is a well known fact. What is not so well known in the West is that the increase in Russian defense spending continues unabated.

Russians have demonstrated in the streets of Moscow recently about the cuts to hospitals, education, transportation, and other social services. Inflation is beginning to bite. So the Kremlin cuts the budget in response to all of this negative fiscal pressure but does not cut defense spending.

In fact, they increased it. Why?

The Wall Street Journal editorialized this week:

“I believe the Russians are mobilizing right now for a war that they think is going to happen in five or six years—not that they’re going to start a war in five or six years, but I think they are anticipating that things are going to happen, and that they will be in a war of some sort, of some scale, with somebody within the next five or six years.”  So says Lt. Gen. Frederick “Ben” Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe.   

Russia is preparing for war, a global war. They are modernizing their military, including their nuclear forces. Large-scale exercises have become commonplace.

These types of drills are not cheap and consume large amounts of financial resources that could be much better used elsewhere in Russia. Again, why is this happening?  It is happening because the Kremlin believes they are in a fight-to-the-death struggle with the West.

Moscow believes conflict is inevitable. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said as much. That is why they are strengthening their buffer zones in places like Ukraine against NATO.

Again, the Wall Street Journal quotes Lt. Gen. Hodges:

What Russian President Vladimir Putin “has done in Ukraine,” he says, “is a manifestation of a strategic view of the world. So when you look at the amount of equipment that has been provided, and the quality and sophistication of the equipment that has been provided to what I would call his proxies . . . they clearly have no intention of leaving there.”

Meanwhile, America continues to disarm; and NATO is splintering in the face of Russian pressure. The one thing Putin says over and over again that the Western press ignores is: “Don’t forget Russia has nuclear weapons.”  Russia is preparing for global war.

Are you?

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