Here is video of Martin Indyk, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, now of the Brookings Institution. Indyk was commenting on whether he believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will act unilaterally to attack Iran in order to stop their drive to obtain Nuclear Weapons. He does not believe Netanyahu will do so, unless it becomes clear President Obama had abandoned his pledge to prevent Iran from developing Nuclear Weapons. So, he thinks it is really Obama’s decision, and that it would have far less consequences if the U.S. stopped Iran rather than Israel taking military action.
CNN is reporting that two Iranian Jet Fighters fired on a U.S. Drone in International Airspace on November 1. The U.S. reportedly protested the incident, but the Obama Administration did not reveal the incident to the media, which occurred just days before the U.S. Presidential Election:
CNN: Two Iranian Su-25 fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. Air Force Predator drone in the Persian Gulf last week, CNN has learned.
The incident raises fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression in crucial Gulf oil shipping lanes.
The drone was in international airspace east of Kuwait, U.S. officials said, adding it was engaged in routine maritime surveillance.
Although the drone was not hit, the Pentagon is concerned.
Two U.S. officials explained the jets were part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps force, which has been more confrontational than regular Iranian military forces.
The Obama administration did not disclose the incident, which occurred just days before the presidential election on November 1, but three senior officials confirmed the details to CNN. . . . Read More
Here is a new RNC Ad that focuses on news that senior Obama Adviser David Plouffe accepted $100,000 to give two speeches from a company with ties to doing business with Iran and Syria. Plouffe, who ran Obama’s 2008 Campaign, gave the speeches just prior to re-joining the Obama White House.
Here is a video report on protests in Iran against their dictatorial government in the wake of the fall of Mubarak in Egypt, and the fall of Tunisia’s government.
Democracy protesters reportedly rallied in Tehran today, but security forces prevented them from reaching the central square. Protesters were also reportedly attacked with tear gas and with “electric shock prods.”
President Obama needs to speak up in behalf of these protesters and against the thug regime in Iran as much and more than he did against Mubarak. He refused to do so in 2009.