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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Iranian President Tells Parliament NOT To Vote On P5+1 Agreement

"Boy I sure snookered that Obama"

Get this---Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has learned from Barack Obama. He doesn't want the Iranian parliament to vote on the P5+1 deal because he doesn't believe it's a treaty requiring a parliamentary vote.  Unlike Obama who wants the rules skirted because he doesn't think the deal would pass as a treaty, Rouhani is afraid the deal WILL pass.  If the parliament approves the deal then the government will have to follow the terms of the treaty.

Per the Associated Press:
 President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn into legal obligations if passed by lawmakers.

Rouhani told a news conference that the deal was a political understanding reached with the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany, not a pact requiring parliamentary approval. The deal also says Iran would implement the terms voluntarily, he said.

The historic deal calls for limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.

"If the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is sent to (and passed by) parliament, it will create an obligation for the government . it will mean the president, who has not signed it so far, will have to sign it," Rouhani said. "Why should we place an unnecessary legal restriction on the Iranian people?"

A special committee of parliament has already begun studying the deal before putting it to a vote. But the legality of such a move is in doubt because the government has not prepared a bill for parliament to vote on.

The president said a parliamentary vote would benefit the U.S. and its allies, not Iran.

Rouhani said the Supreme National Security Council, the country's highest security decision-making body, was almost finished analyzing the agreement. The council works independently from the parliament.
According to Reuters, Rouhani also said the deal would not stop their weapons procurement:
"With regards to our defensive capability, we did not and will not accept any limitations," Rouhani said at a press conference carried on live television.

"We will do whatever we need to do to defend our country, whether with missiles or other methods."

Last week, Iran unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pinpoint accuracy within a range of 500 km (310 miles), a move likely to worry Tehran's regional rivals.
This is the same Iran that Obama and at least 31 Democratic Party senators trust to do their own nuclear inspections in the Parchin Military base.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton HOW DARE YOU CALL ME A NAZI!!!!

Today, when asked by a reporter how she would deal with the illegal immigration dilemma, Clinton responded by saying Republicans want to “round them up” and put them on “boxcars"
“Well, I’m glad you asked me that, because I know that there are some on the other side who are seriously advocating to deport 11, 12 million people who are working here. I find it the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive law-enforcement effort, including, perhaps, National Guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them—I don’t know—in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border.
Many of my fellow Republicans bashed Clinton saying oh great, yesterday she called us terrorists, today we are Nazis.  My anger goes beyond that. While I am a Republican, more important than my party affiliation is that I am a Jew. And I am a Jew who lost family in the Holocaust. 

I am sick and tired of Democratic Politicians who to label Republicans with fake Shoah references (Shoah is the word Jews use for the Holocaust it's Hebrew for disaster).

Ms. Clinton perhaps all those years after you left the White House and had to live with no money (you claimed) damaged your mind. Let me ask you some questions about the Nazis:

I have many relatives with this on their arms did any Republican candidate make people tattoo numbers on their arms?

Hitler choose that method of Identifying my relatives because tattooing is prohibited in the Jewish faith.  Is that what you meant when you compared Republicans like me to Nazis?

Ms Clinton I never met some of my family because the Nazis killed them and buried them in mass graves or cremated their bodies (cremation is also against Jewish Law).  When you compared Republicans to Nazis were you saying the GOP does that to people?

Ms. Clinton after the Nazi's gassed their victims they collected their hair, their clothes, glasses,  gold teeth and even artificial limbs to be used by the Reich. When you answered the question, did you mean Republicans kill people and then recycle whats usable?

Somewhere in your narcissistic mind do you really think people like me have artificial legs recycled after our victims are stripped naked and gassed?
Is it all Republicans or do you think RNC Chairman Reince Priebus does horrible things like gassing innocent victims, collecting their gold teeth and artificial limbs while we are all sleeping (I don't think so-- I've met him--he seems like a nice guy).

Oh and the Nazis didn't just kill adults, they killed babies and sold off their parts. Isn't there an organization you support that does that today?

Hillary I get it, your campaign is falling apart because you lied about your emails and have been covering it up since. People think you are a liar, you are losing Democratic support and now it looks as if Joe Biden is going to run against you.  Inevitability can be a bitch.

But to be honest that's your problem. It isn't reason to obfuscate the press away from your scandals by claiming Republicans want to act like Nazis.

I have never met a member of the GOP who forced people to put tattoos on their arms, crowded them in to death camps where they would suffer torture till they were gassed, shot, or died some other horrible death, followed by mutilating their corpses by taking out what can be reused--unless you have  .your comparison to Nazis, is not only false and inappropriate, but it cheapens the memory of the people who suffered during the Holocaust and those who try to honor their memories.

Ms. Clinton please take this from someone who tries to be fair despite your long track record of trying to put restrictions on American owe all the victims of Nazi, Jewish or Gentile, an apology (and after that you should apologize to the GOP also).

You want to call Republicans names go ahead it's still a free country (although not as free as it was in 2008) but leave the Shoah out of it!

EPA Defies Judge Injunction Delaying Water Rule

On Thursday afternoon, Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota issued an injunction blocking the Obama administration’s controversial water pollution rule, hours before it was due to take effect. The decision was thought to be a major roadblock for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which was looking forward on Friday to begin enforcing the Waters of the United States rule, expanding federal jurisdiction over small waterways, like streams and wetlands (and puddles).

But the EPA's reaction was Judge-Schmudge as on Friday they put into effect new water regulations, despite a federal judge's decision to place a temporary hold on the rule. Their position was is that the Judge's ruling only stopped them from implementing the rule in the 13 states that filed the North Dakota lawsuit.
"The Clean Water Rule is fundamental to protecting and restoring the nation's water resources that are vital for our health, environment and economy," said Melissa Harrison, a spokeswoman for the agency. She says the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers "have been preparing to implement the rule on the effective date of Aug. 28."
The rule increases EPA jurisdiction over ditches [Okay maybe not puddles but ditches?], tributaries and other small waterways, making farmers, ranchers and other land developers subject to federal enforcement actions under the Clean Water Act.
The judge's temporary injunction didn't mention only in the 13 states behind that particular suit (other states are suing to stop the law in their own regional circuit courts) but the EPA has decided on its own that the ruling only applies to Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, according to the EPA.

The Judge who issued the injunction did so because "The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely."
"Delaying implementation to allow a full and final resolution on the merits is in the best interests of the public," Erickson said. The judge said the states' arguments against the rule have standing, and it can move forward to hear the case based on the merits. The injunction would give it more time to fully vet the merits of the case.
This is just one more example of the arrogance of this administration which acts more like a dictatorship than one of three co-equal branches of government.

State Dept. Gets Around Iran Side Deal By Claiming Parchin Is NOT A Nuclear Site

According to the duck test, "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck." On Thursday the state department invented an Iranian version, "If it looks like a nuclear facility, intelligence says it swims like a nuclear facility, and Iran says they are testing exploding bridge wires commonly used as nuclear detonators at the nuclear facility, but are trying to sell a lousy agreement to guarantee a failed administration's legacy, then it's not a nuclear facility"

Inspections at Iran's Parchin military base has been one of the most controversial elements of the P5+1 nuclear deal.  Now the State Department is trying to end the controversy by claiming the site where the rogue regime is developing its nuclear bomb triggers is simply a conventional army base.

At Thursday's press briefing, Kirby was asked about the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report released earlier in the day, which says Iran appears to have built an extension to the covert site since May, in a possible covering up or expansion of its nuclear detonator testing at the site that the IAEA has reported on numerous times in the past.
"Since (our) previous report (in May), at a particular location at the Parchin site, the agency has continued to observe, through satellite imagery, the presence of vehicles, equipment, and probable construction materials. In addition, a small extension to an existing building" appeared to have been built. 
In October 2014 Iran  admitted to using Parchin to test exploding bridge wires, used as nuclear detonators.
But Kirby claimed that "it’s important to remember that when you’re talking about a site like Parchin you’re talking about a conventional military site, not a nuclear site."

Last week the AP released the text of a side deal between Iran and the IAEA which allows the terrorist supporting regime to self-inspect Parchin.

Perhaps as a response to the controversy over the location the Obama administration is now closing their eyes, clicking their heels together three times and wishing the problem away as State SPOX , said that in the framework the nuclear deal and the classified side side deal with the IAEA being hidden from Congress, "there wouldn't be any IAEA or other restrictions on new construction at that site were they to occur." Because the US govt. must believe Iran's claim that Parchin isn't a nuclear site. Even though they have admitted the bridge wire tests.

A reporter asked Kirby why Parchin would is in the IAEA report if It has nothing to do with Iran's nuclear program, Kirby punted, told him to ask the IAEA. Per the side deal mentioned above,  the IAEA is seeking to clarify military aspects of Iran's nuclear program including past nuclear detonator testing, which it has long warned Iran is conducting at Parchin.

The latest IAEA report includes data by several member states which show that Parchin may house hydrodynamic experiments to assess how specific materials react under high pressure, such as in a nuclear blast. Previous IAEA reports in (2011 and 2012) pointed to nuclear weapons development research conducted at the site.

But thankfully all of us in the U.S. can relax now, even the people of Israel will have a very good weekend now that we know that Parchin is no longer a nuclear site, that all the IAEA and US claims maid over past years do not matter, nor does Iran's own admission, because a failed U.S. administration so desperate to have a foreign policy legacy closed their eyes and wished the truth away.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Germany's Spy Agency Used NSA Software To Spy On Germans (And Helped The NSA Spy On Germans Also)

Do you remember how angry the Germans got when they found out the NSA had spied on Germans, (even Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone was bugged)? According to German Newspaper Die Zeit , Germany's national intelligence agency secretly traded information with the National Security Agency in return for gaining access to NSA's most powerful software surveillance program to spy on locals.

The software the Germans wanted to get their hands on is called XKeyscore, which the NSA once described in a training manual as its "widest-reaching" Internet surveillance system.

Die Zeit obtained secret documents between the German and U.S. spying agencies outlining the controversial cooperation. It is unclear whether those documents were provided to the paper by Snowden, Hillary Clinton's email, or some lesser known method.

According to the paper, the German intelligence agency vowed "to the maximum extent possible to share all data relevant to the NSA's mission." Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, also signed on to the deal, the paper said.  In other words the German spy agency helped the NSA spy on Germans. Additionally the paper suggests the deal between the two spy agencies may have been made "with little external or political oversight." But by passing confidential information along to the NSA without consulting other government agencies the German spy agency may have violated German law. At the very least they helped the US spy agency do what angered the German politicians.

XKeyscore, was originally revealed two years ago by the Guardian in the UK as part of their release of the secrets stolen by Edward Snowden.  The program allows analysts to check though large databases of emails, browsing histories, online chats and webcam photos, or as the newspaper described the software's capabilities, it can collect "nearly everything a typical user does on the Internet."  Die Zeit reports that the version of XKeyscore provided to German spy masters them to analyze the Internet metadata of a domestic suspects under national security surveillance.  And of course the German spies "pinky-swore, crossed their heart promised "to utilize XKeyscore in a manner consistent with German law and in a manner reasonably likely not to result in the targeting of U.S. persons (just like the NSA swore never to spy on the Germans)"

In the end this revelation is bound to have a bigger outcry in Germany than the entire NSA scandal had here in the U.S.. After all, fresh in the Germans collective memory are the secret domestic spying programs during the Nazi era, and the even more recent spying during the communist East German regime, all of which led to other domestic atrocities.