Col Tony Shaffer – Obama IRAN Deal Has US FINANCING Enemies, N KOREA NUKES

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By Rick Wells

Lt. Col Tony Shaffer joins David Asman of the Fox Business Network for a discussion of the Iran and N Korea nuclear development programs, their risks, the complicity of the Obama regime and the role that they played in crafting much of the serious threats we face today and in the future.

Asman recaps the goodies that Obama and John Kerry loaded Iran up with as part of this insane nuclear deal, including the release of hundreds of billions of dollars of oil revenue over time, which “gave them a standing in world power far beyond what they should have.” There’s the “airplanes full of cash” plus “We, the United States taxpayers, are subsidizing Iran’s nuclear operations by purchasing heavy water, which is a nuclear component.” 

Shaffer says we should also add to those considerations, with all of this returned revenue, Iran is increasing their defense budget by $800 million or more, “and most important to the overall narrative is they’re helping fund North Korea’s continued research in both miniaturization of nuclear weapons as well as ballistic missile technology.

He believes that is the reason President Trump is saying they’re not living up to the spirit of the deal, “they’re outsourcing their research to the North Koreans.” That’s also had the effect of enabling North Korea to rapidly develop their nuclear program, due to all of the infusion of the money and the technology from the Iranians.

Asman points out and Shaffer agrees that we are empowering Iran in their nuclear development. He recalls a theory in the Obama regime that by allowing Iran to modernize and attain greater wealth and power, even to potentially include nuclear weapons, that they’d come around more to our way of thinking.

Shaffer notes that that line of thinking went back to the Carter administration and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Now they’ve become more emboldened to become troublesome to our Arab allies we have in the region, they’ve destabilized Yemen, using Hezbollah and the IRGC to advance their “Shia view of the world” and helping North Korea become a destabilizing factor as well. Shaffer makes the point, “We help fund this, we fund it. We are funding our own enemies.” Nice job Obama, Kerry.

They also discuss the threat posed by nuclear miniaturization through terrorism, another gift to the Iranians from Valerie Jarrett, Hussein Obama and company.

Iranian drone buzzes US Navy jet in Persian Gulf – Pentagon

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A US Navy fighter attempting to land on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf had to maneuver to dodge an Iranian drone, which came within 100 feet (31 meters), US officials said.

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The F/A-18E Super Hornet jet was on the landing approach when an Iranian drone approached, said unnamed US defense officials. The drone, identified as a QOM-1, came within 100 feet vertically and 200 feet (62 meters) laterally, the US Naval Institute reported.

The drone ignored repeated radio calls, the US officials said, describing the interaction as “unsafe and unprofessional,”according to Reuters.

While the officials did not specify which unit the US jet belonged to, the only carrier currently in the Gulf is the USS Nimitz (CVN-68), according to information made publicly available by the US Navy.

The Super Hornet was part of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, assigned to the Nimitz, the US Naval Institute confirmed. It was operating in international airspace at the time of the incident, which occurred around 1pm local time on Tuesday.

In June, US fighters shot down an Iranian-made drone over southern Syria, saying it had come too close to the encampment of US-backed Syrian militants. The drone was reportedly used by the Iranian-backed militia loyal to the government in Damascus.

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US ships and airplanes that come close to the borders of China, Russia and Iran are often intercepted by those countries’ aircraft, which sometimes fly very close in an attempt to drive the intruders off. “Unsafe and unprofessional” is a common phrase used by the Pentagon to describe such encounters.

4,000 MUSLIM ‘REFUGEES’ ADMITTED TO US IN MAY ALONE

‘Capable of some horrendous attacks,’ and children just as threatening

WNDJUNE 6, 2017

In the wake of deadly Islamic terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, President Trump on Monday took to Twitter to decry the “slow and political” courts that have blocked his travel ban.

Executive Order 13780, signed by Trump in March, suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, restricts admissions and halts visa applications of citizens from Muslim-majority Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. It includes other provisions designed to hinder the movement of terrorists to the United States.

Parts of the order were subsequently blocked by judges on the notoriously left-leaning 4th and 9th Circuit Courts. Last week, the Trump administration appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the order to go into effect.

Trump tweeted early Monday morning, “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!”

He continued: “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original travel ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to [Supreme Court]. The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court – & seek much tougher version! In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S. in order to help keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political!”

While Trump has increased the vetting of visa applicants through social media checks and increased collection of biographical information, refugees continue to flood the United States.

According to data from the State Department Refugee Processing Center, a total of 3,957 refugees were admitted into the United States in May. It represents a 19.3 percent increase over April’s figure of 3,316 and is the second consecutive monthly increase in refugee admissions.

Many of these refugees come from countries included in Trump’s travel ban as hotbeds of terrorism. Since Trump took office, the State Department has resettled 1,655 refugees from Somalia, 1,603 from Syria, 779 from Iran, 425 from Sudan and 16 from Yemen.

America is headed down a suicidal path – but it’s a subtle invasion, and not many Americans understand the full extent of the problem. Get all the details in Leo Hohmann’s new book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad,” available now in hard copy or e-book at the WND Superstore.

While the recent climb is alarming, new arrival numbers for refugees have ultimately decreased since Trump began his administration. In May 2016, the State Department admitted 6,511 refugees to the United States – 64.5 percent more than in May 2017.

So far in fiscal year (FY) 2017, the U.S. has admitted a cumulative total of 46,371 refugees: 16,249 since Trump’s inauguration and 30,122 under the Obama administration.

According to an analysis by CNS News, 4,948 more refugees were admitted during the same period in FY 2016, and 3,504 more were admitted than during the same period in FY 2015.

Trump stated early in his presidency that he would like to keep refugee resettlements for FY 2017 under 50,000.

Though the hike in admissions may signal Trump is wavering on the issue, his recent tweets suggest that the White House is committed to further travel restrictions.

Trump’s proposed budget for FY 2018 includes $410 million for the refugee admissions program, a decrease of about 11.3 percent from FY 2016.

In an interview with WND, Leo Hohmann, author of “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and the Resettlement Jihad,” said he believes it’s not only the refugees that are dangerous but their children as well.

“Refugees themselves are capable of some horrendous attacks, such as the knife attack last November 28 at Ohio State University, or the knife attack on the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on September 17 of last year. Both of those attacks, which wounded 21 people, were carried out by Somali refugees,” he said.

Hohmann continued: “But then you have the Orlando mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub last June and the mass shooting at San Bernardino in December 2015, both of which were carried out by second-generation Muslim immigrants – meaning they were born here but their parents came here as refugees, asylum seekers or through some other legal immigration program. So when we allow a family to migrate to America from a jihadist hotbed in Afghanistan, Iraq or Somalia, we are also taking a risk on their children becoming easy fodder for jihadist recruiters, whether they be with ISIS or some other terrorist organization.”

Hohmann noted that vetting the children of refugees or their descendants is essentially impossible, no matter how “extreme” the process.

To secure America, Hohmann believes Trump should set the annual ceiling on refugees to his original level of 50,000 for the current fiscal year, which would end refugee resettlement in the United States until October.

“This does not require an executive order,” Hohmann said. “Why [Trump] refuses to do take this one simple action, and in fact has allowed the State Department to nearly double the number of refugees coming into the U.S. from 900 to 1,500 per week, is a complete mystery.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/4000-muslim-refugees-hit-u-s-in-may-alone/#8ZmkXx2KY6rz3drw.99

Iran Refining Nuke Delivery System in Flagrant Ban Violation…

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Increased ICBM work offers pathway to long-range nuclear weapon

BY: Adam Kredo

Iran continues to make critical technological strides in its efforts to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, efforts that violate international prohibitions, according to the director of national intelligence, who informed Congress this week that the Islamic Republic “would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons.”

The disclosure comes just days after Iranian leaders announced the upcoming launch of two new domestically produced satellites. Iran has long used its space program as cover for illicit missile work, as the know-how needed to launch such equipment can be applied to long-range ballistic missile technology.

Daniel Coats, America’s top spymaster, informed Congress this week in an intelligence briefing that Iran’s ballistic missile work continues unimpeded and could be used by the Islamic Republic to launch a nuclear weapon, according to unclassified testimony.

Iran’s ballistic missile work, particularly its focus on ICBMs, runs counter to United Nations resolutions barring such activity, though it remains unclear if the Trump administration plans to pursue new sanctions on Iran.

Iran continues to perform key research and development on nuclear missile capabilities despite the landmark nuclear agreement with Western powers, according to the last U.S. intelligence assessments.

“Iran is pursuing capabilities to meet its nuclear energy and technology goals and to give it the capability to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons, if it chooses to do so” Coats wrote in his written testimony to the Senate intelligence committee.

U.S. officials are unsure if Iran will build nuclear weapons, but it is likely this intention would dictate Tehran’s future adherence to the nuclear deal, which the administration of former President Barack Obama framed in such a way as to leave out the issue of ballistic missiles.

The United States assesses that Iran remains about a year away from a functional nuclear missile if it decides to build one in violation of the nuclear deal.

Iranian military leaders claim their missile work is unrelated to the nuclear agreement and permissible under it. The country’s refusal to abandon this work has caused concern on Capitol Hill, as well as among U.S. national security insiders who view the work as related to Iran’s aspirations for regional dominance.

The U.S. intelligence community maintains that Iran—which has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East—likely would use this technology to launch a nuclear weapon.

“We judge that Tehran would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons, if it builds them,” according to Coats. “Iran’s ballistic missiles are inherently capable of delivering WMD, and Tehran already has the largest inventory of ballistic missiles in the Middle East.”

“Tehran’s desire to deter the United States might drive it to field an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM),” Coats wrote, referring to Iran’s covert missile work. “Progress on Iran’s space program could shorten a pathway to an ICBM because space launch vehicles use similar technologies.”

Iran “continues to leverage cyber espionage, propaganda, and attacks to support its security priorities, influence events and foreign perceptions, and counter threats—including against U.S. allies in the region,” Coats testified.

This includes cyber attacks “directly against the United States,” such as in 2013, when an Iranian hacker penetrated the computer systems of a U.S. dam.

Iran also is pursuing a massive buildup of its military, which observers have described as unprecedented.

The U.S. intelligence community has confirmed that Iran is developing “a range of new military capabilities to monitor and target U.S. and allied military assets in the region, including armed UAVs [drones], ballistic missiles, advanced naval mines, unmanned explosive boats, submarines and advanced torpedoes, and anti-ship and land-attack cruise missiles,” according to Coats.

Obama secretly freed dangerous Iranians in historic prisoner swap deal – journalist investigation

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When Barack Obama signed a prisoner swap deal with Iran, he said the released Iranians were “not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses.” However, a Politico investigation claims that some were national security threats – a fact Obama ignored to keep Tehran on board with a nuclear deal.

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Speaking to the American people on January 17, 2016, then-President Barack Obama called the prisoner swap – which saw the release for seven Iranians for four Iranian-Americans imprisoned by Tehran – a “one time gesture” to Iran.

He said the Iranians being released were “civilians” who had not been charged with “terrorism” or any “violent offenses.”

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A Politico investigation has, however, revealed a very different story – that Obama allegedly downplayed just how dangerous some of the “civilians” actually were. In fact, some had even been accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to US national security.

Politico cited interviews with “key participants at all levels of government” and an “extensive review” of court records and other documents as its sources for the investigation.

Of the seven Iranians released, three were allegedly part of an “illegal procurement network supplying Iran with US-made microelectronics with applications in surface-to-air and cruise missiles.”

Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Tehran with satellite technology and hardware. US officials even dropped their demand for $10 million which a jury said the aerospace engineer illegally received from Iran, the report says.

But the alleged dodgy dealings went far beyond those who were released as part of the landmark prisoner swap. According to Politico, the Justice Department dropped charges and international arrest warrants against 14 other men, all of whom were fugitives.

While the administration did not disclose those fugitives’ names or what they had been accused of, an unattributed, 152-word statement cited by Politico noted that the US “also removed any Interpol red notices and dismissed any charges against 14 Iranians for whom it was assessed that extradition requests were unlikely to be successful.”

READ MORE: ‘Iran complies with nuclear deal but sponsors terrorism’ – Tillerson on Trump’s review order

According to the investigation, three of the fugitives who received a get-out-of-jail-free card had allegedly sought to lease Boeing aircraft for an Iranian airline that authorities say had supported Hezbollah, which the US considers a terrorist organization.

A fourth, Behrouz Dolatzadeh, was reportedly charged with conspiring to buy thousands of US-made assault rifles and illegally import them into Iran.

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Meanwhile, a fifth fugitive by the name of Amin Ravan was charged with smuggling US military antennas to Hong Kong and Singapore for use in Iran. The US government also believes he was part of a procurement network providing Tehran with high-tech components for an incredibly deadly type of IED used by Shia militias to kill hundreds of American troops in Iraq.

Referring to a sixth fugitive, Seyed Abolfazl, as “the biggest fish,” Politico revealed that he had been charged with being part of a conspiracy that procured thousands of parts with nuclear applications for Iran via China, from 2005 to 2012. The scheme included hundreds of US-made sensors for uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran.

Those centrifuges and their apparent progress had been what prompted nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers including the US.

In addition, Justice and State Department officials denied or delayed requests from prosecutors and agents to lure some key Iranian fugitives to countries where they could be arrested, according to Politico.

Officials from both departments also reportedly slowed down efforts to extradite some suspects already in custody overseas, according to current and former officials and others involved in the counterproliferation effort.

Even as far back as autumn 2014 – long before the prisoner swap happened – Obama administration officials reportedly began slowing down on significant investigations and prosecutions of Iranian procurement networks operating in the US, according to the investigation.

READ MORE: Iran shows off newest long-range missiles at Army Day parade

David Hall, a former Justice Department counterproliferation prosecutor, told Politico that Obama’s actions have “erased literally years – many years – of hard work, and important cases that can be used to build toward other cases and even bigger players in Iran’s nuclear and conventional weapons program.”

Politico still credited Obama’s desire to keep Iran on board with the historic 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

Meanwhile, Obama’s efforts to keep Iran on track with the nuclear deal may have proven futile, with President Donald Trump pledging to crack down on Tehran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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Last week, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced a government-wide review of US policy towards Iran, citing “alarming and ongoing provocations that export terror and violence, destabilizing more than one country at a time.”

Trump has previously called the nuclear deal “disastrous” and the “worst deal ever negotiated,” threatening to dismantle the accord.

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In response, the Iranian defense minister has said the possibility of Trump taking a “different path” regarding the deal has led to “unease,” making clear that US ally Israel and smaller Gulf states would be destroyed if Trump starts a war with Iran.