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Isolated Iran leader lashes out at Europe as nations join US in ramping up pressure

Isolated Iran leader lashes out at Europe as nations join US in ramping up pressure

Iran continues to ask for diplomacy but doesn’t match that with its own diplomacy. The ball is in Iran’s court. You can see that the legitimacy of this regime and its future is being challenged and Ali Khamenei sees it.

 

Article By Adam Shaw | Fox News

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Friday lashed out at Germany, the U.K. and France, calling them the “footmen of the U.S.,” days after the European countries moved to sanction the Islamic Republic for violating the controversial 2015 nuclear deal.

“The threat of the French & German govts & the vicious British govt to send Iran’s case to the Security Council proved once again that they are the footmen of the US,” Khamenei said on Twitter. “These 3 countries are the ones who helped [former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein] as much as they could in his war against us.”

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The three countries, which are members of the coalition that penned the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) in 2015, on Tuesday had formally accused Iran of breaching the Obama-era nuclear deal, beginning a process that could result in the U.N. restoring sanctions on the rogue regime.

“We do this in good faith with the overarching objective of preserving the JCPoA and in the sincere hope of finding a way forward to resolve the impasse through constructive diplomatic dialogue while preserving the agreement and remaining within its framework,” the three countries’ foreign ministers said in a statement.

The ministers accused Iran of breaking “key restrictions,” including most recently a limit on the number of centrifuges and enrichment. Iran has been vocal in threatening to break the deal since the U.S. departure in 2018, leading to fears in Europe that the time needed by Iran to produce a nuke is getting shorter. The countries, therefore, referred the matter to the Joint Commission under the Dispute Resolution Mechanism.

“In doing so, our three countries are not joining a campaign to implement maximum pressure against Iran. Our hope is to bring Iran back into full compliance with its commitments under the JCPoA,” they said in the statement.

But Khamenei showed no sign of softening his stance. In response, he rehashed claims about how those governments helped Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq and accused them of being terrorists in different clothes.

“Even when these govts negotiate, their negotiations are mixed with deception. The same people who appear at the negotiating table – the same so called ‘gentlemen’ behind the table – are the same terrorists of the Baghdad airport. They just change clothes,” he said.

The European decision to trigger the dispute mechanism comes amid growing pressure from the U.S. on Iran. The Trump administration killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Forces, in a strike in Baghdad, days after Iranian-backed militia supporters stormed the U.S. embassy. Iran followed up with a strike on bases on Iraq housing U.S. troops, but it resulted in no deaths or injuries.

The U.S. subsequently responded with a fresh wave of economic and diplomatic sanctions against Tehran’s already faltering economy. Those are on top of the series of sanctions imposed by the U.S. since it pulled out of the JCPoA in 2018.

European countries objected to the U.S. decision to pull out of the compact, and have tried to keep the accord alive. But with Iran’s violations, that support has been wavering. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last week that the deal should be replaced by a new deal negotiated by President Trump.

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Cory Booker suspends 2020 presidential campaign

Cory Booker suspends 2020 presidential campaign

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Monday suspended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination after struggling since the start to break into the top tier and failing to make the cut for the upcoming debate. And Cory Booker is out! I don’t think he ever came across as a genuine person or candidate. I am sure Democrats will twist this as America is racist and therefore he didn’t make it.  New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Monday suspended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination after struggling since the start to break into the top tier and failing to make the cut for the upcoming debate.

“It’s with a full heart that I share this news — I’ve made the decision to suspend my campaign for president,” Booker said in an email to supporters

Booker entered the race last February but struggled to gain traction in the polls. It wasn’t long ago that Booker, the energetic former mayor of Newark, N.J., was considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, but he was outshined throughout the primary and never enjoyed a break-out moment like others.
In his note to supporters, the Democrat acknowledged he didn’t see a path to victory.
“It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory,” Booker said. His exit from the race comes just a day before the Democratic field meets for another debate in Iowa. While having participated in early debates, Booker had failed to meet the qualifications to participate in Tuesday’s event. It also comes less than a month before Iowa kicks off the nominating season with the caucuses on Feb. 3. In a tweet, Booker said: “To my team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot—thank you. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together. By Alex Pappas | Fox News Read the entire article here: Cory Booker suspends 2020 presidential campaign
DO THE DEMOCRATS REALLY SUPPORT AMERICA?

DO THE DEMOCRATS REALLY SUPPORT AMERICA?

Democrats look every day on how they can discredit President Trump.  The House pushed the War Powers Act through to try and prevent Pres Trump from taking out someone they may have deemed and ally.  They will not admit the supported Soleimani but it sure doesn’t look like it’s a problem acting as if they do.

In other news, President Trump said that he is looking to put God back in public schools.  It comes under the first amendment.  Also, Ben Carson is looking to remove non-American people from HUD housing.

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Court APPROVES $3.6 Billion For Trump’s Border Wall – Kerry Picket

Court APPROVES $3.6 Billion For Trump’s Border Wall – Kerry Picket

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling, allowing the Trump administration to divert $3.6 billion to the construction of a wall on the southern border.

 

Thank you, President Trump, for continuing to fight to protect all Americans and put us first. 

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling, allowing the Trump administration to divert $3.6 billion to the construction of a wall on the southern border.

“The decision from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New Orleans, lifts an injunction issued last month in Texas that blocked the reallocation plan,” USA Today reported. “In the 2-1 ruling, judges granted the administration’s request to temporarily halt the nationwide injunction from U.S. District Judge David Briones of El Paso. Congress appropriated the $3.6 billion to the Department of Defense for 127 construction projects, Briones had ruled, so the Trump administration shouldn’t divert it to the border wall.”

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which cited a Supreme Court decision from July, marks a big step towards completing the Trump administration goal of 500 miles of the finished border wall by the end of 2020. The border wall aims to stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border.

President Trump celebrated his victory on Twitter, writing: “The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just reversed a lower court decision & gave us the go ahead to build one of the largest sections of the desperately needed Southern Border Wall, Four Billion Dollars. Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!”

By: Picket Staff   Politics

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US military had advance warning of Iranian ballistic missile attack, officials say

US military had advance warning of Iranian ballistic missile attack, officials say

The U.S. Military was warned about the missile attack ahead time. And the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , said that the missiles attack was just a “slap in the face” and that the U.S. should leave the region. Does Iran really feel they have the power to dictate what will happen? It’s possible they are just testing the waters. But President Trump will not take any action unless a serious attack occurs. Trump does not want war, he wants cooperation.

Article by: By Lucas TomlinsonLucia I. Suarez Sang | Fox News

U.S. military officials were warned about Iran’s pending ballistic missile strike “when the air defense systems went active” shortly before the attack was launched, a U.S. official in Baghdad told Fox News on Wednesday.

U.S. intelligence picked up “chatter” from Iran and inside Iraq, tipping off American forces to a strike around 1:30 a.m. local time — or 5:30 p.m. ET. Soon after, Iran launched more than a dozen short-range ballistic missiles into Iraq, striking military bases housing American and coalition troops.

Officials said there were no reported casualties.

The Iranian strikes — the country’s most brazen direct assault on America since the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran — targeted two bases, one in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil and the other at Ain al-Asad in western Iraq.

President Donald Trump, in an address to the nation on Wednesday, said American and Iraqi forces suffered no casualties and there was minimal damage at the military bases because “of the precaution was taken, dispersal of forces and an early warning system that worked very well.”

“I salute the incredible courage of America’s men and women in uniform,” he said.

Pentagon officials told Fox News the advance warning of the Iranian missile attack is the reason Defense Secretary Mark Esper held a hasty press conference Tuesday afternoon. He said he wanted to offer Iran an off-ramp talk “without preconditions,” he told reporters.

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Biden picks up endorsements of past Castro, Harris supporters in

Biden picks up endorsements of past Castro, Harris supporters in

Former Vice President Joe Biden picked up two dozen endorsements from local office-holders in Texas and California on Tuesday who had previously backed their home-state candidates, Julián Castro

 

Texas has benefited in growth by people from California flooding to the state. However, the downfall is that those people are still voting for the very party that ruined California. It is the definition of insanity.

 

The article below BY REBECCA KLAR – 

Former Vice President Joe Biden picked up two dozen endorsements from local office-holders in Texas and California on Tuesday who had previously backed their home-state candidates, Julián Castro (Texas) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who have since dropped out of the presidential race. 

Biden’s campaign touted support from 11 figures in Texas, nine of whom supported Castro before he ended his bid last week. The campaign also announced new support from 13 leaders in California. 

Texas and California, the two most populous states in the nation, are among the Super Tuesday states that will hold nominating contests on March 3. 

The 11 new endorsements in Texas build on Biden’s previously announced 16 endorsements in the state. They include nods from five members of the Texas state House: Rafael Anchia, Ryan Gullien, Eddie Lucio III, Oscar Longoria and Armando Martinez. 

Biden was also backed by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez, former State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, lawyer Frank Herrera, former foreign diplomat Cecilia Herrera and San Antonio School District board member Debra Guerrero. 

The endorsements in California include nods from three state senators — Bill Dodd, Cathleen Galgiani and Anthony Portantino — as well as two state Assembly members, Ken Cooley and Al Muratsuchi.

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