UN votes to impose new round of sanctions on Iran, Turkey and Brazil vote no..

Bloomberg has it:

The United Nations Security Council voted to impose new sanctions on Iran that restrict financial transactions, tighten an arms embargo and authorize the seizure of cargo linked to its nuclear or missile programs.The 15-nation Security Council voted 12 to 2, with one abstention, to adopt a resolution that freezes the assets of 40 companies, banks and government agencies, and bars the foreign travel of Javad Rahiqi, head of a branch of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. Turkey and Brazil voted against the measure, and Lebanon abstained from the vote….

…The new round of penalties, the fourth set of sanctions imposed on Iran by the Security Council, is aimed at blocking Iran’s ability to develop nuclear weapons and pressuring the country to join international talks….

June 9, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Obama Administration, Pentagon, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

The People of Iran Fight for Freedom

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February 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics, Popular Culture, Terrorism. 1 comment.

Update: Sarkozy- Obama’s arrogance could endanger the West; Obama has only spoken to McChrystal ONCE since giving him command in AfPak;Iran test firing missiles; French Embassy provides transcript; French President Sarkozy says ‘Obama dreams of a world without nukes..we live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions’

Update:9/30 – More on Sarkozy’s views of TOTUS as American media finally begins to cover it, albeit in a small way:

That’s right the President of FRANCE thinks Obama is so arrogant it endangers the West, and I agree! GIRD YOURSELF WORLD. Video courtesy of GatewayPundit, go read their entire post!

Update: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse we find while TOTUS is planning his trip to lobby for the Olympics for his buddies in Chicago, he has only spoken to our Commander on the ground in theatre of war ONCE. Yes ONCE. He has done more interviews than GWB/WJC combined and talked ONCE to our General on the ground.

Malfeasance! Abandonment of his PRIMARY DUTIES! Unreal.

WashingtonTimes has the quote from CBS:

The military general credited for capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq says he has only spoken to President Obama once since taking command of Afghanistan.

“I’ve talked to the president, since I’ve been here, once on a VTC ,” General Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.

“You’ve talked to him once in 70 days?” Mr. Martin followed up.

“That is correct,” the general replied.

This revelation comes amid the explosive publication of an classified report written by the general that said the war in Afghanistan “will likely result in failure” if more troops are not added next year. Yet, the debate over health care reform continues to dominate Washington’s political discussions and other issues. On Monday morning the White House announced President Obama will travel to Denmark on Thursday to lobby the International (sp) Olympic Committee to select his hometown of Chicago for the 2016 summer games….

So he has his priorities in order right? And when he steals the Olympics from Lula and Brazil, will Lula bash blue eyed bankers again? GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND AFGHANI PEOPLE AND GOD SAVE THE WORLD since America is clearly no longer on watch.

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September 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. 1 comment.

Update: Sen Kyl ‘dangerous and short-sighted’;Lech Walesa; TOTUS abandons Eastern European Allies, scraps Missile Shield…

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Lech Walesa says it all:

…”It’s not good,” said former Polish president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

And TOTUS just told these folks in APRIL he was behind the shield:

..In April in Prague, Obama said Washington would proceed with developing the system as long as Iran posed a threat to U.S. and European security…

He will throw ANYONE under the bus at ANYTIME for ANY REASON. No world leader will trust us to keep our word now and why should they?

Update 12:11pm EST:  Mrs MiM here. Well. I am ready to leave the last vestiges of my Democratness, my Clintons, if Hillary doesnt figure out a way to step down asap. This is just unacceptable to support this clearly WEAK policy, this ‘atonement’ (for having the audacity to keep the world as free as we are able), this capitulation, this appeasement of big bullies at the expense of our allies and ourselves

Hillary get out of there. Staying IMO is ENABLING this. What is Gates thinking?

More good news on this – Biden says we are backing off shields b/c Iran is ‘not a threat’ WTH?!?! From Ed at HotAir:

Why has the Obama administration decided to toss eastern Europe under the bus in order to make nice with Russia?  According to CNN, Joe Biden says that a missile-defense system in Europe isn’t really necessary, because Iran isn’t much of a threat.  No, really:

Vice President Joe Biden earlier refused to confirm to CNN that the George W. Bush-era plan was being shelved. But he did explain the logic of doing so, saying Iran — a key concern for the United States — was not a threat.

“I think we are fully capable and secure dealing with any present or future potential Iranian threat,” he told CNN’s Chris Lawrence in Baghdad, where he is on a brief trip.

Update: Well this commentator in the Telegraph is upset about it, let me ask you Europe, what did you think you would get when you kept pushing Obama as the greatest thing on Earth? Hillary and MAC were the hawks in the race, but all you cared about then was ‘race’. This is what you wanted isn’t it, a friendlier, open handed (ie weaker) less involved America? Our poor allies.

(…)This is bad news for all who care about the US commitment to the transatlantic alliance and the defence of Europe as well as the United States. It represents the appalling appeasement of Russian aggression and a willingness to sacrifice American allies on the altar of political expediency. A deal with the Russians to cancel missile defence installations sends a clear message that even Washington can be intimidated by the Russian bear.

What signal does this send to Ukraine, Georgia and a host of other former Soviet satellites who look to America and NATO for protection from their powerful neighbour? The impending cancellation of Third Site is a shameful abandonment of America’s friends in eastern and central Europe, and a slap in the face for those who actually believed a key agreement with Washington was worth the paper it was written on.(…)

With friends like TOTUS, who needs enemies? WSJ has it. Well I always said he was Carter on Steroids and now he is taking Eastern Europe back to pre Reagan status isn’t he?

The White House will shelve Bush administration plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, a move likely to cheer Moscow and roil the security debate in Europe.

…Russia on Thursday welcomed the news, but said it saw no reason to offer concessions in return.


Oh good we are abandoning our allies for nothing.

The decision to shelve the defense system is all but certain to raise alarms in Eastern Europe, where officials have expressed concerns that the White House’s effort to “reset” relations with Moscow would come at the expense of U.S. allies in the former Soviet bloc. “The Poles are nervous,” said a senior U.S. military official.

Earlier, a Polish official said his government wouldn’t “speculate” on administration decisions regarding missile defense, but said “we expect the U.S. will abide by its commitments” to cooperate with Poland militarily in areas beyond the missile-defense program….

After the Fire courtesy of poisondoor

Falco courtesy of Fritz5130

September 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. 2 comments.

Jon Bon Jovi: Stand By Iranian People

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From the JawaReport, via Momma comment on Ace HA:

On June 24, Iranian Superstar Andy Madadian went into an LA recording studio with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and American record producers Don Was and John Shanks to record a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran. This version of the old Ben E. King classic is not for sale – it was not meant to be on the Billboard charts or even manufactured as a CD…..it’s intended to be downloaded and shared by the Iranian people…to give voice to the sentiment that all people of the world stand together….the handwritten Farsi sign in the video translates to “we are one”. If you know someone in Iran – or someone who knows someone in Iran – please share this link

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June 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Music, Politics. Comments off.

‘Invincible’ – The Iranian Movement for Human and Civil Rights…

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June 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

Update: Raise Your Voices for Freedom :U2 – Bloody Sunday

Ongoing Updates from Ed at HotAir here.

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June 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Music, Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

Basij shoots to death a young woman in Tehran

Update: 4:35pm EST: WH released a pretty weak statement, and despite the love affair TOTUS has with the media he did not make an appearance to read it….a very disturbing video via Facebook, posting it here to make sure word is out, via Ed’s HotAir continuing coverage:

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June 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. Comments off.

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