President Obama Wednesday morning asked Congress to authorize the use of ground forces against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Why should the United States send lethal weapons to Ukraine? Whatever reasons are offered and debated, surely Senator Lindsey Graham’s feelings should not be among them.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s planned speech on Iran before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month is creating controversy in Jerusalem well as in Washington.
The lies surrounding the Obama administration’s United Nations-approved war on Libya are unravelling faster than ever. From the lies about an imminent Rwanda-style “genocide” to the falsehoods promoted surrounding the post-war attack on the U.S. government facility in Benghazi that left the American ambassador and others dead, it appears to all be coming apart at the seams.
Even senior U.S. intelligence officials and retired American generals on the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi are now speaking out. More than a few experts have now denounced, among other propaganda, the blatantly false narrative used to unconstitutionally launch the regime-change operation against strongman Moammar Gadhafi, and to essentially “switch sides” in the terror war by supporting self-declared al-Qaeda “rebels.” As a result of the propaganda and subsequent war, meanwhile, Libya has now become a terror state infested with ISIS, al-Qaeda, and more.
A Russian spy ship docked in Havana harbor the day before a U.S. delegation arrived in the Cuban capital, signaling Moscow is watching with keen interest the beginning of renewed relations between Washington and the former Soviet satellite in the Caribbean.
Additional Coast Guard cutters have been sent to the Florida Straits to turn back “rafters” escaping from Cuba, a US. official confirmed Wednesday.
Discussions between Iran and the P5+1 group of international mediators — consisting of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany — resumed at a meeting in Geneva on January 18. Four days earlier, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held three meetings during which they sought to iron out details of an agreement that would lift stringent financial and trade sanctions imposed on Iran since 2006.
The federal government’s case against Jeffrey Sterling (United States of America v. Jeffrey Alexander Sterling) — a former CIA officer who is accused of revealing a covert agency operation to provide Iran with flawed blueprints for a nuclear weapon — continues this week. The trial was moved into the national spotlight on January 15 when former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testified for the prosecution.