Tag: United States

Envoys of Terrorism and Perversion?

On February 18, 2015, Rashad Hussain was appointed as United States Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. He will work to counter violent extremism and develop ways to transmit counterterrorism information around the world. In other words, he is the Administration’s anti-extremism propaganda Czar. He is a Muslim American, with close ties to […]

US, Iran resume top-level nuclear talks as deadline looms

“Both sides are determined to resolve the remaining issues,” a senior Iranian official told Reuters. “Gaps still remain and the negotiators are trying hard to reach a common point,” the official said, describing the atmosphere as “good but very serious”. A senior State Department official said the session would cover “virtually every topic”. Few details […]

Top Iranian nuclear negotiator warns Islamic Republic may quit talks

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator warned Monday that the Islamic Republic would quit talks with the United States and five other world powers if they feel that the Western states are trying to impose their will on Tehran.   Abbas Araqchi made the comments in an interview with Iranian media a day after a two hour […]

Without further US concessions to Iran, the nuclear deal may blow up in their faces

US and Iranian officials have plunged into a last-ditch effort to rescue their nuclear negotiations from falling into deep crisis. Some Western observers have told DEBKAfile’s Washington and Tehran sources that the talks are beyond saving. The top-level negotiators rushed post-haste to Geneva over the weekend are: US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to join US […]

Israel to US: Emerging nuclear deal allows Iran to dominate Middle East

Israel’s disagreements with the Obama administration over the parameters of an emerging agreement between the West and Iran have been known for years, but are only beginning to manifest in a public way as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress is just weeks away, Strategic Affairs and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz told The Washington […]

Pentagon chief convenes counter-IS meeting, lauds strategy

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq’s doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration’s oft-criticized strategy for countering the Islamic State group.   He left suggesting the approach is mostly on track.   “The discussion indicated clearly to me that […]

Obama rejects as ‘ugly lie’ notion that West is at war with Islam

US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as “an ugly lie” suggestions that the West was at war with Islam and embroiled in a clash of civilizations.   Obama said there was a complicated history between the Middle East and the West and no […]

Scientists warn of ‘mega-drought’ risk in western US

Long-lasting mega-droughts could occur with increasing frequency in the western United States later this century if no action is taken to rein in climate change by curbing fossil fuel use, researchers said.   Mega-drought is defined as any drought as bad as the worst already seen in the 20th century, but lasting much longer, for […]

Iran’s Top Commander: Shi’ite Takeover in Yemen Proves ‘Islamic Revolution’ is Spreading

Amid reports that the Shi’ite militia now claiming to control Yemen had taken possession of U.S. Embassy vehicles and U.S. Marines’ firearms, Iran’s top general declared Wednesday that developments in the troubled Gulf state were evidence of the spread of the “Islamic revolution” throughout the region.   The U.S., Britain, France and Germany have closed […]

Student reprimanded for saying “God Bless America”

A Florida high school student was disciplined after a national atheist organization took offense when he concluded the morning announcements by saying “God Bless America.”   A spokesperson for the Nassau County School District told me the student at Yulee High School deviated from the approved script on the morning of Feb. 9th and uttered […]