Why has yet another American been taken hostage in Iran? Hard-liners in Iran predictably are claiming he was a U.S. spy--and now are saying he was also an agent of the exiled opposition.
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Kenneth R. Timmerman is an investigative reporter, author, and President/CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. His books and an illustrated bio are available at KenTimmerman.com.
It’s going to be fun watching Hillary supporters twist themselves into pretzels this week trying to “prove” that the world is not going to hell in a hand basket because of failed American leadership.
Hillary Clinton just can’t say the words. Like Barack Obama, she is stuck in a fantasy land where Islamists who shout “Allah Akbar” before they unleash hell on the innocent are some kind of nameless, ideology-less “violent extremists.”
Americans of all political persuasions have turned to Donald Trump because he tells the truth. He cuts through the lies and fairy tales that a pathetic administration regularly fabricates to disguise its failures and that a national media, quivering like jelly at every move of their idol, Obama, repeats with predictable regularity.
Touted by Fox News as a “possible smoking gun,” the email from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s chief of staff shows that special operations teams within a few hours flight from Benghazi were preparing to deploy as early as 7 PM Washington time on the night of the attacks, well within the time needed to get to Benghazi before the deadly mortar strike that killed U.S. Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Ty Woods.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D, MN) is just the latest Democrat to work himself up into a lather over Kevin McCarthy’s superlative gaffe about the Benghazi Select Committee. On ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Ellison claimed the Select Committee was the longest-ever Congressional investigation, “longer even than Watergate.”
It’s hard to imagine a worse agreement than the one presented by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry as their “peace in our time” deal to limit Iran’s nuclear programs.
Heshmat Tabarzadi, a prominent Iranian prisoner of conscience jailed for leading protests against the regime, has smuggled a letter for President Obama to human rights activist Manda Ervin of the Alliance of Iranian Women, who published it with the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (www.iran.org).
Beneath a surface of surprising comity and bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats on the Benghazi Select Committee are warily circling each other, guns at the ready, but still holstered.
Buried in the House intelligence committee report on Benghazi released on Friday afternoon – the horse’s rear end of the weekly news cycle – was some astonishing information on who knew what about the CIA’s involvement in arms smuggling from Benghazi to the Syrian rebels.
Now we learn that President Obama may be second-guessing his “decision’ to launch military action – that Secretary of State John Kerry insists is not “going to war” -- to punish Syria for a chemical weapons attack the United States has not proved it carried out.
President Obama has wisely decided to seek a vote in Congress to authorize the use of force against Syria. He needs to take this opportunity to publicly present the evidence behind the administration’s certainty that the Syrian government ordered and carried out the horrible massacre that took place in the Damascus suburbs on August 21.
The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war.
In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran.
Ten years ago this week, President George W. Bush issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Saddam Hussein to complete his disarmament obligations under 17 United Nations Security Council resolutions or face the full brunt of a military assault from an allied coalition of 40 nations.
ERBIL, IRAQ --- This week, Kurds in northern Iraq commemorate the 25th anniversary of one of the most barbaric war crimes since WWII: the mass murder of civilians using chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein.
Six years ago today, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared from his hotel on Iran’s Kish Island, a resort island in the Persian Gulf. He was kidnapped shortly after meeting with David Belfield, an American who fled to Iran in 1980 after assassinating an Iranian diplomat from the shah’s regime in Bethesda, Maryland.
At a 2006 conference in Washington, D.C., then-Senator Chuck Hagel laid out an appeasement policy that he claimed was the only sane option for the United States.
Ah, that Jackson family! Jesse Jr. now appears to be in a plea bargain with the feds over massive alleged embezzlement from his campaign account --- “approximately $750,000,” according to The Washington Post.