Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

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Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency (UPDATED)

BY: Adam Kredo

The Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.

The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS).

And with the deadline quickly approaching on talks between the U.S. and Iran over its contested nuclear program, Younesi’s denigrating views of Obama could be a sign that the regime in Tehran has no intent of conceding to America’s demands.

“Obama is the weakest of U.S. presidents, he had humiliating defeats in the region. Under him the Islamic awakening happened,” Younesi said in a Farsi language interview with Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.

“Americans witnessed their greatest defeats in Obama’s era: Terrorism expanded, [the] U.S. had huge defeats under Obama [and] that is why they want to compromise with Iran,” Younesi said.

The criticism of Obama echoes comments made recently by other world leaders and even former members of the president’s own staff, such as Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Younesi, a former minister of intelligence in the country, also had some harsh comments about U.S. conservatives and the state of Israel.

“Conservatives are war mongers, they cannot tolerate powers like Iran,” he said. “If conservatives were in power they would go to war with us because they follow Israel and they want to portray Iran as the main threat and not ISIS.”

Younesi took a more conciliatory view towards U.S. Democrats, who he praised for viewing Iran as “no threat.”

“We [the Islamic Republic] have to use this opportunity [of Democrats being in power in the U.S.], because if this opportunity is lost, in future we may not have such an opportunity again,” Younesi said.

The candid comments by Rouhani’s right-hand-man could provide a window into the regime’s mindset as nuclear talks wind to a close.

The Obama administration has maintained for months that it will not permit Congress to have final say over the deal, which many worry will permit Iran to continue enriching uranium, the key component in a nuclear weapon.

About the potential for a nuclear deal, Youseni said, “I am not optimistic so much, but the two sides are willing to reach results,” according to an official translation posted online by Fars News.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have adopted a much more pessimistic view of Iran’s negotiating tactics, which many on the Hill maintain are meant to stall for time as Tehran completes its nuclear weapon.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.), for instance, wrote a letter to the White House this week to tell Obama his desire to skirt Congress is unacceptable.

“Congress cannot and will not sit idly by if the Administration intends on taking unilateral action to provide sanctions relief to Iran for a nuclear deal we perceive to be weak and dangerous for our national security, the security of the region, and poses a threat to the U.S. and our ally, the democratic Jewish State of Israel,” Ros-Lehtinen wrote.

“If the Administration opts to act in a manner that directly contradicts Congress’ intent, then Congress must take all necessary measures to either reverse the executive, unilateral action, or to strengthen and enhance current sanctions law,” she told the president.

“President Obama does believe that by rewarding Iran and permitting it to do whatever it wants in the region, the mullahs in Tehran will be convinced to compromise,” said Saeed Ghasseminejad, an Iranian dissident and associate fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).

However, “the result has been disastrous: Iran controls 3 Arab capitals (Damascus, Beirut, and Baghdad) and its allies just captured the fourth one (Sana in Yemen) and Iran’s economy has significantly improved,” Ghasseminejad explained.

“Unfortunately, it does not seem that the mullahs reached the conclusion desired by the administration,” he said. “Iranians believe this administration is weak, it has lost its economic leverage over Iran and there is no credible military option on the table. Iran has been rewarded upfront, they now ask for more while are determined to keep their nuclear program intact.”

Al Qaeda issues call to support Islamic State in new threat to America, “We urge all Muslims to back their brethren, with their souls, money and tongues, against the crusaders”

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For anyone who thought things might cool off, it’s just getting started.Four terror attacks in as many days, two in Canada one after the other, an ax attack in NYC and vehicular jihad in Jerusalem ……But no worries, Obama say, al Qaeda is on the run!

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For anyone who thought things might cool off, it’s just getting started.Four terror attacks in as many days, two in Canada one after the other, an ax attack in NYC and vehicular jihad in Jerusalem ……But no worries, Obama say, al Qaeda is on the run!Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 11.51.22 AMMembers of jihad Syrian group Jabhat al-Nusra pose for a picture at a checkpoint at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing in Syria Photo: MOLHEM BARAKAT/REUTERSAl-Qaeda issues call to support Isil in new threat to American strategy, The Telegraph, October 17, 2014Al-Qaeda branch calls on group to support Isil in blow to American-led coalition, as monitoring group reports that Isil has been able to fly three Russian fighter jetsAl-Qaeda’s leading terror franchise has presented a new challenge to the American-led coalition in Syria and Iraq by calling on the group to back Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant despite the two groups’ fierce rivalry.
The call by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is doubly significant because its leader is believed to have been appointed as “general manager” or chief operating officer and deputy to Al-Qaeda’s overall head, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
In the past year, Zawahiri and the head of Isil, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have clashed openly and the two groups have fought each other in Syria. But America’s decision to bomb not only Isil in Iraq and Syria but also a group of Al-Qaeda fighters accused of planning an attack on the United States has drawn the two rival jihadi organisations closer together.
“We urge all Muslims to back their brethren, with their souls, money and tongues, against the crusaders,” a statement released on Friday said. “We call on anyone who can wear down the Americans to strive to do so by military, economic or media means.” The American decision to bomb an outpost of Al-Qaeda’s official faction in the Syrian Civil War, Jabhat Al-Nusra, caused outrage in the rebel cause.
Many rebels were already angry that after refusing to intervene militarily on their side against the Assad regime, the US was nevertheless prepared to bomb Isil positions. The attack on Jabhat Al-Nusra, which had fought closely alongside other rebel factions, including pro-Western ones, was seen as an outright betrayal of the anti-Assad cause.
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Now the United States is having difficulty finding rebels to train and arm in accordance with the broader plans outlined by President Barack Obama to support the “moderate” cause in the war.
On a recent visit to the region, Gen John Allen, the retired US army officer put in charge by President Obama, made contact with the rebels’ political leadership recognised by the US and its western allies, but not the Free Syrian Army, its military wing.
He said that recruiting the rebel army would not happen immediately and would require a “holistic approach”. “At this point, there is not formal co-ordination with the FSA,” he said.
His words cast fresh doubt on America’s long-pledged commitment to bring about the downfall of the regime.
Without support for secular and non-jihadi Islamist rebels, the battle for Syria has become increasingly one between the regime on the one hand and extremist groups like Isil and Jabhat Al-Nusra on the other.
Some more moderate rebels are holding out in the south, and in Idlib and Aleppo provinces in the north-west. But the rebels in Aleppo are all but surrounded by the regime, while continuing to have to fight Isil on their eastern front.
In a further development, the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Isil had been able to fly three Russian fighter jets captured from the regime. Though they have not been used in operations, the Observatory said the MiG jets were being flown with the help of defected Iraqi air force officers.
The United States said it had picked up no radar signs of the planes, but the Observatory said they were flying at low altitude to avoid detection by the regime.
The world’s attention has been focused on the Kurdish city of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border, where air strikes have helped the Kurdish YPG militia hold off an Isil advance.
But elsewhere, Isil forces have been strong in recent days. Kurdish advances in the north of Iraq seem to have halted, while Isil continues to make ground in Anbar province close to the capital Baghdad.
As for Syria, despite events in Kobane, the United States insist that it is of secondary importance to events in Iraq. If Jabhat Al-Nusra, which now plays a leading role in fighting the regime, including seizing territory on the border with Israeli-occupied Golan, joins forces with Isil, it will present a huge challenge to both the regime and American plans.
Analysts said the new statement did not resolve the ideological issues dividing the two – Al-Qaeda still objects to Isil’s declaration of a “Caliphate” with Baghdadi at its helm.
But it specifically rejected declaring Isil non-Muslims or heretics, as many of its opponents do, saying they are “no such thing”.
Instead it insists they are “brothers”. “We urge all mujahidin to set aside their differences and inter-factional fighting and move instead against the crusadetargeting all,” it said. – See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/10/al-qaeda-issues-call-to-support-islamic-state-in-new-threat-to-america-we-urge-all-muslims-to-back-their-brethren-with-their-souls-money-and-tongues-against-the-crusaders.html/#sthash.EBBJDHfW.dpuf

Your Tax Dollars at Work – Helping Wounded, Murderous ISIS Fighters Get Back on the Battlefield

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The humanitarian aid finding its way into ISIS’ clutches is not an accident and it is not being stolen. Barack Obama is knowingly aiding and abetting the enemy and he has meant to all along as he shares similar goals and religious sympathies with the rising Caliphate. As for the UN, they are heavily controlled by Islamic extremists. Once again, you see the Obama Administration claiming to help the victims of ISIS, all the while supporting their barbarous campaign of slaughter and conquest across the globe.

From IJReview:

As the U.S. is leading the coalition against the Islamic State, an alarming report has been released about how United States humanitarian aid meant for displaced refugees is strengthening ISIS terrorists.

Aid packages containing food and medical supplies are being sent to help displaced Syrian civilians. They are funded by the U.S., Europe and the United Nations. However, not all the supplies are reaching these intended recipients.

According to the Daily Beast:

Many aid workers are uncomfortable with what’s happening. “A few months ago we delivered a mobile clinic for a USAID-funded NGO [non-government organization],” says one, who declined to be named. “A few of us debated the rights and wrongs of this. The clinic was earmarked for the treatment of civilians, but we all know that wounded ISIS fighters could easily be treated as well.”

A senior State Department official with detailed knowledge of current aid programs confirmed to The Daily Beast that U.S. government funded relief is still going into Raqqa and Deir Ez-Zor. He declined to estimate the quantity. But an aid coordinator, when asked, responded: “A lot.”

Raqqa happens to be the stronghold city of the Islamic State. However, before an aid convoy can deliver its goods to a place like Raqaa, it must pay a fee to ISIS.

You can’t claim to want to defeat ISIS as an enemy in front of Americans and then turn around and give food, weapons and medicine to those same enemies without raising more than a few eyebrows. Obama has our military bombing empty buildings, after terrorists are warned to flee… bombing in the dead of night unused oil refineries… and now giving succor to the world’s most brutal terrorist regime. Smells like treason to me.

ISLAMIC STATE EARNS $1M A MONTH IN BLACK MARKET OIL SALES

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Group has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings

The U.S. Treasury Department says Islamic State (IS) militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales.

The official who leads the department’s effort to undermine the group’s financial strength says IS also has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings.

David Cohen, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, says the group takes in several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, and from extortion rackets and other criminal activities, such as robbing banks.

Cohen says that except for state-sponsored terrorist groups, the Islamic State group is probably the best-funded terrorist organization the Treasury Department has ever confronted.

“It is difficult to get precise revenue estimates on the value to ISIL of these transactions in light of the murky nature of the market, but we estimate that beginning in mid-June, ISIL has earned approximately $1 million a day from oil sales,” Cohen said, using an acronym for the group.

The group wants to create a caliphate, or Islamic empire, in the Middle East. Led by Iraqi militant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State group initially tried to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, but other groups, including Al Qaeda central command, turned against IS because of its brutality.

IS has captured territory across Syria and northern Iraq.

“With the important exception of some state-sponsored terrorist organizations, IS is probably the best-funded terrorist organization we have confronted,” Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in prepared remarks for a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Unlike the core Al Qaeda terrorist network, IS gets only a relatively small share of funding from deep-pocket donors and therefore does not depend primarily on moving money across international borders. Instead, IS obtains the vast majority of its revenues through local criminal and terrorist activities, Cohen said.

“They rob banks. They lay waste to thousands of years of civilization in Iraq and Syria by looting and selling antiquities,” he said. “They steal livestock and crops from farmers. And despicably, they sell abducted girls and women as sex slaves.”

Marseille Is No Longer a European City

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The city in the pictures is Marseille, France’s second largest city, for many years considered as one of the cleanest, most beautiful cities in the world. See what it looks like now.

In her best-selling book The Force of Reason, the great, pioneer counterjihad writer Oriana Fallaci talked about Marseille as a symbol par excellence of the devastation, ugliness and filth brought by the Muslim invasion of Europe.

Europe, she wrote, is becoming unrecognisable. Marseille is “no longer a French city, it is a Maghrebin city”.

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Arabic ​is the first language spoken in Marseille, and French only the second.

95% of the students in the city’s Collège Edgar Quinet are now Muslims.

No wonder Gaddafi once said in a speech that there was no need to invade Europe because in 20 years Europe would be Muslim.

Europe, with its political fear, spiritual decadence and weakness, and obsequiousness towards Islam, is the first battleground for Muslims in their quest to conquer and subjugate the world.

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