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Iranian defector claims that John Kerry is a lobbyist for Iran and its government

by 1389AD ( 140 Comments › )
Filed under Iran, John Kerry, Nuclear Weapons at August 2nd, 2015 - 7:00 am

Front Page Magazine: AGENTS OF THE ENEMY – Is John Kerry representing America or Iran?

By Kenneth R. Timmerman

If any further evidence was needed to show that the nuclear talks with Iran were a tragic farce, choreographed and orchestrated by Iran, the startling revelations from a former top aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ought to do the trick.

“The US negotiating team are mainly [in Lausanne] to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he told an opposition television network in London.

Amir Hossein Motaghi was Rouhani’s image-maker during the 2013 presidential elections, the man in charge of promoting Rouhani to the nation’s youth through a vigorous social media campaign. Thanks in large part to his efforts, Rouhani captured an overwhelming majority of the youth vote and beat his nearest opponent by more than 30 points.

A journalist by trade, Motaghi says he traveled to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks for the Iranian Student Correspondents Association (ISCA), but then quit his job and applied for political asylum.

That makes him the most recent defector from the upper reaches of Iran’s political establishment to flee the regime and seek refuge in the West.
But his revelation about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiating team is the real shocker. It should wipe away any shred of credibility left to a process that has aimed from the start at helping Iran to slip the deadly noose of the international economic and financial sanctions that have crippled its economy and exacerbated social unrest.

Essentially, what Motaghi said is that Secretary Kerry is working as an agent of Iran and has been arm-twisting reluctant allies, such as the French, into accepting what they know is a bad deal.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, for example, has long been insisting that Iran come clean on its previous military activities, something we are now told that the American delegation, led by Secretary Kerry, wants to leave out of the negotiation. Why? Because the Iranians have said they will not come clean.

That was too much even for the normally pro-Democrat Washington Post, which wrote in a column attributed to its Editorial Board last Friday that the deal was “a reward for Iran’s noncompliance.”

Some Iranian-Americans believe that Secretary Kerry should have recused himself from the negotiations at the very outset because of his long-standing relationship to his Iranian counter-part, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The two first met over a decade ago at a dinner party hosted by George Soros at his Manhattan penthouse, according to a 2012 book by Hooman Majd, who frequently translates for Iranian officials.

Iranian-American sources in Los Angeles tell me that Javad Zarif’s son was the best man at the 2009 wedding between Kerry’s daughter Vanessa and Behrouz Vala Nahed, an Iranian-American medical doctor.

The newlyweds went to Iran shortly after their wedding to met Nahed’s family. Kerry ultimately revealed his daughter’s marriage to an Iranian-American once he had taken over as Secretary of State. But the subject never came up in his Senate confirmation hearing, either because Kerry never disclosed it, or because his former colleagues were too polite to bring it up.
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1389 Blog attempted to draw attention to Mr. Timmerman’s justifiable concerns about Kerry’s Iranian association back in 2013, but of course nothing came of it. No matter which party holds the majority, the US Senate has been nothing more than Obama’s rubber stamp.

Stairway to Aleppo? Yeah, Right.

by Bunk X ( 12 Comments › )
Filed under History, Iran, Iran, Islam, Islamists, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Politics, Syria, World at July 14th, 2015 - 1:30 am

Stairway to Aleppo

Earliest date found for this image [via Tineye] is 1 April 2014 with this caption:

Left After Assad Bombing in Aleppo.

I have a bit of a problem with that structural impossibility, and so does physics. Then I found this:

Stairway to Aleppo 0
That image dates to 23 March 2014. A more recent post dated 19 June 2015 comes from TehranPress.com. Even Google Translate can’t crack that one, but it appears that someone’s laughing.

Stairway to Aleppo Original

This seems to be the unadulterated version, with an interesting caption:

Residents try to find their belongings among the rubble left of their homes after what activists said was an air attack from forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad in Bab Neirab, Aleppo, on July 27, 2013.

That caption and image came from The Atlantic via *ahem* Reuters… who have never *cough* posted manipulated propaganda photos before.
[Hint: Google Islamic Rage Boy, Green Helmet Man, Wailing Woman, Iraqi Missile Photoshop.]

Yet even the description (“what activists said”) sounds specious. When Assad was under attack by the Muslim Brotherhood, why would his forces bomb his own people, unless Syria was already infiltrated by radical islam?

Oh, wait…

[Top image found here entirely by accident, and the others didn’t come from Little Green Footballs either.]

The Israeli-Saudi Talks on Iran

by Husky Lover ( 76 Comments › )
Filed under Hezballah, Iran, Islam, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia at June 4th, 2015 - 11:06 pm

As the Obama regime reorients US policy in the Middle east towards supporting Iran and Hezbollah, others are making changes as well. Over the last 2 years, rumors have been circulating about a defacto Israeli-Saudi alliance against Iran.  At a Council of Foreign Relations conference, Israeli Dore Gold and Saudi Anwar Majed Eshki both admitted that Israel and Saudi Arabia have been having meetings about a number of issues, but mostly Iran.

Since the beginning of 2014, representatives from Israel and Saudi Arabia have had five secret meetings to discuss a common foe, Iran. On Thursday, the two countries came out of the closet by revealing this covert diplomacy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

Among those who follow the Middle East closely, it’s been an open secret that Israel and Saudi Arabia have a common interest in thwarting Iran. But until Thursday, actual diplomacy between the two was never officially acknowledged. Saudi Arabia still doesn’t recognize Israel’s right to exist. Israel has yet to accept a Saudi-initiated peace offer to create a Palestinian state.

It was not a typical Washington think-tank event. No questions were taken from the audience. After an introduction, there was a speech in Arabic from Anwar Majed Eshki, a retired Saudi general and ex-adviser to Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the former Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Then Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations who is slotted to be the next director general of Israel’s foreign ministry, gave a speech in English.

While these men represent countries that have been historic enemies, their message was identical: Iran is trying to take over the Middle East and it must be stopped.

Eshki was particularly alarming. He laid out a brief history of Iran since the 1979 revolution, highlighting the regime’s acts of terrorism, hostage-taking and aggression. He ended his remarks with a seven-point plan for the Middle East. Atop the list was achieving peace between Israel and the Arabs. Second came regime-change in Iran. Also on the list were greater Arab unity, the establishment of an Arab regional military force, and a call for an independent Kurdistan to be made up of territory now belonging to Iraq, Turkey and Iran.


The five bilateral meetings over the last 17 months occurred in India, Italy and the Czech Republic. One participant, Shimon Shapira, a retired Israeli general and an expert on the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, told me: “We discovered we have the same problems and same challenges and some of the same answers.” Shapira described the problem as Iran’s activities in the region, and said both sides had discussed political and economic ways to blunt them, but wouldn’t get into any further specifics.

This is huge and if the Saudis and Israel establish formal relations, it will be a game changer in the Middle East. Obama has done what no US President has ever done, he’s driven Israelis and Arabs together.

In other Mideast items, here is a video of al-Qaeda’s Syrian affialiate Nusra Front raiding into Lebanon taking out a Hezbollah position.

Nothing makes me feel better than seeing dead Hezzies!

Alternate Universe: Egyptian TV Host calls for an Israeli attack on Iran; Update: ISIS leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri has been killed.

by Husky Lover ( 118 Comments › )
Filed under Egypt, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey at April 17th, 2015 - 7:00 am

You have read the tittle correctly. A popular Egyptian TV hostTawfik Okasha , calls for an Israel-Arab alliance against Iran. Israel by itself can’t attack Iran as the host suggests due to distance and they don’t have the delivery ordinances to pull it off. If Israel could attack Iran, they would have. Although every year around August, a British paper claims Israel will soon strike. However, an Israeli-Arab alliance against Iran could be a different ballgame altogether.

Only Obama could bring Arabs and Israelis together!

Update: ISIS leader Izzat al-Dhouri has been killed north of Tikrit.

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the last remaining Saddam Hussein henchman on the run in Iraq, has reportedly been killed in a military operation near Tikrit.

Douri served as Saddam’s number two on the Revolutionary Command Council and was the “King of Clubs” card in the US military’s “Deck of 55″ most-wanted Iraqis. He is believed to have since played a major role in the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

Raed al-Jabour, the governor of Iraq’s Salahuddin province, told Al-Arabiya television that Douri has been killed in an area north-east of Tikrit, Saddam’s home city.

The station published a photograph purportedly showing his body.


The Iraqi governor quoted by Al-Arabiya described Douri as the “mastermind of Islamic State in Iraq”, describing his death as a blow to the jihadist group.

Many analysts have pointed out that Douri is the true brains behind ISIS. I am glad this rat has been kileld due to the amount of American blood on his hands, but I worry this will aid Iran’s takeover of Iraq. We will see what impact this has on ISIS in the coming weeks.


The Fall of Idlib

by Husky Lover ( 189 Comments › )
Filed under Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey at March 30th, 2015 - 7:00 am

Obama’s Iranian/Shia Axis buddies suffered a defeat over the weekend in Syria. Last week the Free Syrian Army, Nusra Front and other rebels who united under the name Jaish al-Fath (the Army of Conquest) have captured the city of Idlib which is the provincial capital of the province with the same name. The rebels took it in a 5 day assault where they used firepower they previously did not have as it is apparent that the Saudis and other Sunni nations are now arming the rebels with every weapon available against Iran’s client state.

Here is a comparison of the before and after he Idlib offensive.

The Syrian opposition will now use Idlib as the capital of their provisional government

BEIRUT: Syria’s opposition-in-exile vowed Sunday to launch efforts to turn the newly seized provincial capital of Idlib into its base of operations, in a bid to maintain the momentum generated by a five-day battle that resulted in a shockingly sudden regime withdrawal.

Supporters of the regime and the opposition spent much of the weekend digesting the news that government forces had abandoned the northwestern town, amid reports that the regime would soon launch a fierce counter-offensive.


“The Syrian provisional government will strive to make the free city of Idlib an example to the entire world about what Syrians want for the future of their country,” it said. “It will begin sending its [government bodies] to work inside the city, along with the local council for the province of Idlib, to begin coordinating with its partners and with the [militias] and influential forces to make the city a headquarters for administering liberated regions of Syria.”

Idlib fell after a battle that cost just over 70 rebel lives, according to the “Army of Conquest” coalition of militias that announced the campaign last week. A spokesman for the Army of Conquest told The Daily Star Sunday that the precise number of regime dead remained unclear, due to the presence of many bodies under the rubble of destroyed buildings, adding that 53 troops and paramilitaries – all Syrians – were taken prisoner by the rebels.

This is the 3rd major defeat for Assad, Hezbollah and Iran in the past month. There was a failed offensive in Aleppo that attempted to encircle the rebels, but ended in disaster. In Quinetra province, Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps attempted an offensive to reach the Israeli border. They were defeated by Nusra Front and the FSA’s Southern Front Army with alleged Israeli assistance in the forms of intelligence.

The turning of the tide in Syria is related to this Pan Sunni front against Iran and its clients. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations have had enough of Iran’s attempt to dominate the Mideast via its Shiite clients. With intervention in Yemen and the flood of weapons to the Syrian rebels, the Sunni-Shiite conflict has entered a new phase. Sadly, Obama is on the side of Iran who is viewed as threat by the Sunnis and Israelis alike.

Breaking: Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan launch strikes on Yemen

by Husky Lover ( 219 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia at March 25th, 2015 - 8:55 pm

The Iranian backed shiite militants, Houthis in alliance with former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh are advancingon the southern city of Aden. The only opposition is al-Qaeda which is in the central region. The current President Hadi was in Aden with a very weak force and called for intervention. Saudi Arabia answered the call and has begun airstrikes on the Houthis.

Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen early Friday, one day after the U.S.-backed Yemeni president was driven out of the country.

Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir said the operations began at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

He said the Houthis, widely believed to be backed by Iran, “have always chosen the path of violence.” He declined to say whether the Saudi campaign involved U.S. intelligence assistance.

Al-Jubeir made the announcement at a rare news conference by the Sunni kingdom.

He said the Saudis “will do anything necessary” to protect the people of Yemen and “the legitimate government of Yemen.”


Yemen’s Foreign Minister Riad Yassin told Dubai-based Al-Arabiya TV satellite news network that he officially made a request to the Arab League on Wednesday to send a military force to intervene against the Houthis. Depicting the Houthis as a proxy of Shiite Iran, a rival to Sunni Gulf countries, he warned of an Iranian “takeover” of Yemen. The Houthis deny they are backed by Iran.

It seems the Saudis are not alone on this.

Yemen, another success for the god-king!

Update: The Gulf countries are in on this intervention as well.

Riyadh (AFP) – Five Gulf states said Thursday that they will protect Yemen’s embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi against Shiite rebels that have closed in on the city of Aden, where he took refuge after fleeing the capital Sanaa.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE said they “have decided to answer the call of President Hadi to protect Yemen and his people from the aggression of the (Shiite) Huthi militia”.

The statement came as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Washington said the kingdom has launched a military operation against the rebels.

“The operation is to defend the legitimate government,” Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Washington.

The statement from Riyadh included all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council except Oman.

VERY Sobering Food For Thought

by Macker ( 117 Comments › )
Filed under Christianity, History, Holocaust, Iran, Islam, Israel, Koran, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Turkey at January 26th, 2015 - 8:00 am

HAT TIP: The Osprey
Last Saturday night I watched the following video. I will not embed it here, and it should open in a new tab.
We’ve all been dealing with the approaching day when Iran will have The Bomb. It’s no longer a question of IF, no thanks to أوباما’s constant renegotiating with the Mullahs in Teheran. Israel, rightfully, is GRAVELY CONCERNED with this.
But what if the REAL target for Iran’s first Bomb is neither Israel, nor some other unnamed Western City? This video might shed some very dark light on this question. I cannot speak for anyone else; I have been humbly praying about what really is God’s Plan for this situation.
Not our will, O Lord…but THINE.

Dhimmi Carter Birthday Wishes

by Macker ( 139 Comments › )
Filed under Anti-semitism, Democratic Party, Energy, Hamas, History, Inflation, Iran, Koran, Misery Index at October 2nd, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Happy Belated 90th Birthday to the WORST US President…of the 20th Century! Yes, James Earl Carter, Jr. is still kickin’…and it’s time for those of us on the Right Side to leave any type of Birthday Greeting to a forerunner of who we have now.
Think of all the things he’s responsible for: The Misery Index, stagflation, high unemployment, military emasculation, the Iranian Hostage Crisis…and that’s just for starters.
Have at it!

The lies behind bombing ISIS

by Husky Lover ( 101 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Communism, Democratic Party, Fascism, Hezballah, Iran, Iraq, Islamists, Progressives, Republican Party, Syria at October 1st, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Progressive and Decepti-Con (alleged conservatives) media are all cheering the fallen god-king’s illegal bombing of ISIS in Syria. Obama has not asked for authorization of force and ISIS was not a threat to the US. The Jihadist/Saddam Baathist hybrid organization was only a threat to one nation Iran. Up until the Syrian revolution and the rise of ISIS, Iran through its puppet in Iraq which was installed by the US, Assad’s Syria and Hezbollah occupied Lebanon formed was called the Shiite crescent. ISIS shattered this crescent and has the Ayatollahs in Tehran quaking in their boots. In battles ranging from the Lebanese border, to eastern Syria and the gate of Baghdad, ISIS has defeated Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the Syrian army, Hezbollah and the Shia Iraqi army. No Iranian allied force can stand up to ISIS in battle, but their fortune may change.

In what has to be the stupidest military act since we bombed Serbia, the United States is now bombing the one military force standing in the way of Iranian Shiite hegemony of the Middle East. Even worse, we have coordinated with Iran these bombings to help their proxies on the ground in Iraq and Syria.

The U.S. told Iran of its plans to strike ISIS militants inside Syria in order to reassure them that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would not be targetted, a senior Iranian official has claimed.

The communication, confirmed in part by a senior U.S. State Department official, appears to signal a cooling in hostilities between the U.S. and Iran for the first time since a 1979 hostage crisis prompted Washington to sever ties with Tehran.

Iran is said to have voiced concerns for the safety of Assad, who remains the Shia Islam-dominated nation’s closest regional ally and the recipient of Iranian military support during a Syrian Civil War.


The Iranian official said Iran was informed separately in advance of the airstrikes launched by Washington and Arab allies against Islamic State positions in Syria for the first time.

That’s right, the US is giving Iran a heads up on our bombings of ISIS. Our attacks have been ineffective since the Iraqi Bathist element of  ISIS have experience fighting the US since at least the gulf war. We are just hitting empty building and grain silos, but we are doing this to help Iran.
If this is bad enough, it turns out what many Lebanese Maronites have claimed through the years is true, the US backs Hezbollah. The US tipped off Hezbollah over ISIS plots to bomb their positions in Lebanon.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — They are sworn enemies who insist they will never work together, but in practice, Hezbollah and the United States are already working — separately — on a common goal: to stop the extremist Islamic State from moving into Lebanon, where Hezbollah is the most powerful military and political player and currently shares with Washington an interest in stability.

Weeks after Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group and political party, helped repel an Islamic State attack on the town of Arsal on the Syrian border, new American weapons are flowing to help the Lebanese Army — which coordinates with Hezbollah — to secure the frontier. American intelligence shared with the army, according to Lebanese experts on Hezbollah, has helped the organization stop suicide attacks on its domain in southern Beirut.

If you think this was bad, well it gets worse. The Obama Regime, Progressive media and the Decepti-Con media all claimed that there was some terror group called Khorosan ready to strike at America. This was a total lie and the presence of some al-Qaeda operatives with Nusra Front, was an excuse to bomb another enemy of Iran. Even better, the group does not exist!

Hence, Obama gives us the Khorosan Group.The who?

There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the “Khorosan Group” suddenly went from anonymity to the “imminent threat” that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.

You haven’t heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn’t one. It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the Iranian–​Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.

The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaeda. It is simply a faction within the global terror network’s Syrian franchise, “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Its leader, Mushin al-Fadhli (believed to have been killed in this week’s U.S.-led air strikes), was an intimate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda who dispatched him to the jihad in Syria. Except that if you listen to administration officials long enough, you come away thinking that Zawahiri is not really al-Qaeda, either. Instead, he’s something the administration is at pains to call “core al-Qaeda.”

Once again, the evil 2 party plutocracy has committed the blood and treasure of America to commit a stretgic mistake. All this is being done to distract Americans, while the 2 parasite parties keep feeding the Militray Industrial complex. The only people we should be assisting against ISIS are the Kurds and Assyrian Christians. It is in our interest for ISIS and Iran to keep fighting. But, the 2 headed demon that runs America is being a sucker for the Ayatollahs in Iran.

One if the greatest Republican Presidents, warned about what we are seeing today.
Other than Rand Paul who is one of the last true Republicans that Ike would recognize as one of his own, is there anyone else calling BS on this fake war on ISIS to help Iran and the Military Industrial Complex? Make no mistake, both Democrat and Republican parties hate constitutional America and seek to establish a Fascist Totalitarian police state. They just disagree on what kind Fascist police state America will have and who will benefit from it. Notice neither party ever presents ideas that will benefit all Americans? All they do is come up with plans that benefit their favorite groups and then they pit Americans against each other. Our founding fathers never envisioned what is going on today.
You are being lied to and deceived about what is really going on.

ISIS continues its march

by Husky Lover ( 267 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, British Islamic Jihadists, Chechnya, Gaza, Hezballah, IDF, Iran, Iraq, Islamic Invasion, Islamic Supremacism, Islamists, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, NIGERIA, Syria at August 4th, 2014 - 10:02 am

ISIS continues to expand its reach in the Middle East. In Iraq they seized a major dam and several villages from Kurdish forces. In Lebanon ISIS along with their rival Nusra Font have combined to seize territory in Lebanon centered around the town of Arsal. They are now clashing with the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah.

ISLAMIC State (Isis) fighters have seized control of Iraq’s biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June.

Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of barely 24 hours could give the Sunni militants the ability to flood major Iraqi cities, sharply raising the stakes in their bid to topple Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki’s Shi’ite-led government.


sis fighters have also been involved in violent exchanges with Lebanese armed forces around a border town in a push to dislodge the biggest incursion by militants into Lebanon since Syria’s civil war began.

At least ten Lebanese soldiers have died in the fighting, which erupted after Islamist gunmen seized a local police station on Saturday in response to the arrest of their commander, security officials said.

An unknown number of militants and civilians have also been killed, and security sources say at least 16 members of Lebanon’s security forces have been taken captive.

The gunmen in Arsal include fighters linked to the Islamic State (Isis), the al Qaeda offshoot that has seized territory in Syria and Iraq, as well as Syria’s al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front.

ISIS and its allies are now battling on multiple fronts Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Nigeria where Boko Harram has pledges allegiance and Libya. The self describe Caliphate has shattered the Iranian led Shiite crescent and are threatening Jordan. This organization is a cancer that is spreading. ISIS believes it is reliving the 7th Century Jihad.