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The Iran Deal Violations Begin
Jonathan Tobin
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"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future"
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CNN to Help Democrats Avoid Actual Debate  
Democrats are gearing up for their first presidential debate on CNN Tuesday night. Republicans have already had two debates, but Democrats are just now getting around to acknowledging that there are more candidates than just Hilly Clinton. The front runner will be joined on stage by the surprising Bernie "I'm a Democratic Socialist" Sanders, and some other guys no one's heard of — former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Republican Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island. But if you're hoping for big hits similar to those in the GOP debate, you'll be better off watching the MLB playoffs. (We'd recommend the latter anyway.)
          “The level of humility and seriousness in this debate will be stark compared to what has been happening in the Republican debates,” said Democrat strategist Stephanie Cutter. CNN got the memo. The network is downplaying ratings expectations — nowhere near the 23 million who tuned in for the GOP — and it's preparing for a generally more toned down affair. Moderator Anderson Cooper said of Jake Tapper's GOP debate at the Reagan Library, "I'm always uncomfortable with that notion of setting people up in order to kind of promote some sort of a face-off. I think these are all serious people. This is a serious debate. They want to talk about the issues, and I want to give them an opportunity to do that."
          In other words, CNN will make the Republicans wrestle in the mud with the narcissist Donald Trump while helping Democrats look like "serious people." After all, that motley crew will need all the help they can get.  -The Patriot Post 
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 Taliban and Islamic State Strengthen in Afghanistan  
Aaaaand they're back, folks. While a U.S. general told Congress last week that the Afghan government is dealing with the Taliban, a United Nations report found that the threat of the Taliban is the highest it's been since 2001. Recently, the Taliban has flexed its strength, throwing up roadblocks and capturing and withdrawing from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. But don't worry; a force is rising up to claim title as the most brutal of the brutal. The Taliban is skirmishing with the Islamic State, which has established a franchise in the eastern part of Afghanistan with fighters who splintered from America's old enemy. Meanwhile, Barack nObama — the guy who says he'll stay the course in Syria — changed his timeline on the troop draw down in Afghanistan. Over fears that the original withdrawal that nObama envisioned would destabilize the Afghan government further than it already has, he hints that he will keep U.S. troops in the country until he leaves the presidency. It's a decent decision, but it comes too late — after he has squandered most of the gains over the last 14 years.  -The Patriot Post 
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 Sorry, but DMV Closures in Alabama Ain't Jim Crow  
If you've paid attention to the Leftmedia recently, you probably heard its cries of the return of Jim Crow in Alabama. The Left thinks that, because the state is shuttering many of its part-time Department of Motor Vehicle branch offices, the state that requires a photo ID to vote has restricted its citizens' civil rights. It's a systematic effort to prevent the poor from voting, the Left cries. Not so, says Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky. Alabama is closing the offices because it needs to trim its budget, and the part-time DMV branch offices distributed only 5% of the drivers licenses issued — kind of an easy line item to trim. So where's a voter to go? Every county in the state issues voter IDs for free, and those offices are often in the same location as the former DMV offices. Von Spakovsky writes, "So individuals who would have used one of the part-time satellite DMV offices to get an ID will be able to simply walk to another office —in the same building — to get the ID they need for voting. And that is supposed to be the reimposition of Jim Crow?" Leave it to the Left to equate getting licensed to drive — a regulated activity not guaranteed by the Constitution — with the right to vote. Fortunately, exercising the right to vote in Alabama does not mean braving the line at the DMV.    -The Patriot Post 
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 U.S. Navy Birthday  
On Oct. 13, 1775, the U.S. Navy was born when the Continental Congress authorized the arming of two sailing vessels with 80 men and 10 carriage guns in order to intercept British supply and munitions transports. The Declaration of Independence came nine months later, followed by the creation of the Department of the Navy in 1798.
          Today, our Navy is the most powerful in the world. We at The Patriot Post offer our thanks to all our sailors for a job well done and wish you a Happy 240th Birthday! God bless you and your families.
          Please visit The Patriot Post Shop for a great selection of items bearing the Navy's insigni.
 -The Patriot Post 
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 Meetings with Russian officials were cordial & professional  
{fox news - business} ~ With Iranian forces by the hundreds entering Syria with intent, the Shiite crescent casts a large shadow... KT also points out the two problems plaguing the U.S. in Syria—Russians bombing our allies and Russians flying in our airspace.       http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4524155591001/pentagon-meetings-with...
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 nObama is walking away from the Middle East   
{Fox News} ~ The Russians are running the table and have out-foxed nObama... KT breaks down the U.S. options as we operate in the same geopolitical space as an aggressive Vladimir Putin.
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 51% of U.S. Muslims want Sharia; 60% of young Muslims...  
{Robert Spencer} ~ Really, what did you expect? A considerable portion of U.S. domestic and foreign policy is based on the assumption that Islam in the U.S. will be different... that Muslims here believe differently from those elsewhere, and do not accept the doctrines of violence against and subjugation of unbelievers that have characterized Islam throughout its history. But on what is that assumption based? Nothing but wishful thinking. And future generations of non-Muslims will pay the price.
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 State Depart Promotes Muslim Cleric Who Backed Fatwa on ‘Killing...  
{Adam Kredo} ~ The Department of State has again promoted the work of a controversial Muslim scholar who has endorsed a fatwa calling for the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq... according to a series of tweets sent out by an official Twitter account that is tasked with combatting extremist ideologies. In a series of five separate tweets on Wednesday, the State Department’s Think Again, Turn Away account, which works to combat radical Islam, promoted a recentNPR discussion with Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, a one-time vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, an organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader “who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.,” according to reports. Bin Bayyah is reported to have been one of multiple clerics who backed a 2004 fatwa, or religious decree, endorsing violent resistance against American soldiers fighting in Iraq.
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 The nObama Intifada  
{Matthew Continetti} ~ More than 30 dead in Israel as Palestinians armed with knives attack innocents. What’s responsible? And who is legitimizing this campaign?... None other than Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, whom President nObama and Secretary of State hanoi-John Kerry have long held up as a peacemaker. “I think nobody would dispute that whatever disagreements you may have with him, he has proven himself to be somebody who has committed to nonviolence and diplomatic efforts to resolve this issue,” nObama told writer Jeffrey Goldberg in 2014. It is a lie to say that Mahmoud Abbas is committed to a diplomatic resolution. Just as it was a lie when, the other day at Harvard, Secretary hanoi-Kerry attributed the bloodshed to “a frustration that is growing” because of the “massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years.” As Elliott Abrams points out, there has been an increase in the population of the settlements, but not in their size. As if the settlements have any connection to what’s happening in the first place: The terror gripping Israel is the result of a Palestinian leadership so adrift and corrupt, so aggrieved and conspiratorial, that it encourages the radicalization of its youth and promotes an atmosphere of hatred and murder.
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 Kirby And hanoi-Kerry Should Resign – Lawmakers Furious...  
{rickwells.us} ~ Once again the nObama regime proves that even in a culture constructed on lies, composed of professional career liars who have no familiarity with the truth other than from an adversarial position... there are times when an unguarded truth inadvertently slips out; nobody’s perfect. John Kirby is a former Navy Rear Admiral who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Media Operations before being promoted upon his retirement to a political facilitator position as State Department Spokesman. He’s been a freewheeling liar for hire in both positions but a lapse of honesty has him in some deep, hot water. He let the true opinion of the Israel haters in the nObama regime slip out on Wednesday when he said that Israelis are guilty of committing “acts of terrorism” and shared culpability with the Palestinians for increased tensions. Kirby said, “Individuals on both sides of this divide are – have proven capable of, and in our view, are guilty of acts of terrorism.” It’s the Palestinians who are stabbing innocent Israeli civilians to death and running them down with their vehicles but that apparently doesn’t figure into the regime’s calculus.       http://rickwells.us/archives/20789
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 nObama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally  
{Cliff Kincaid} ~ President nObama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now he’s going after Canada’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper... a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s a story the U.S. media won’t cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how nObama is planning the “fundamental transformation” of Canada by taking down Harper’s government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canada’s Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International. In a dispatch earlier this year, McLeod provided the facts about the interference of nObama campaign operatives in the Canadian elections scheduled for October 19. “In Canada, nObama’s campaign team is guiding the election campaigns of both the Liberals and the NDP,” she wrote. She urged the Harper government to investigate. nObama did get involved with the Canadian election and the liberals won. http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obama-plans-takedown-of-another-u-s-ally/...
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 Does the Nuclear Deal With Iran Violate U.S. Law?  
{Fred Fleitz} ~ According to a blockbuster report on Fox News last night by James Rosen, the nuclear deal with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) violates U.S. law... by reopening a legal loophole that will allow subsidiaries of U.S. companies to do business with Iran. This loophole was closed by the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRA), signed into law by President nObama in August 2012.  Rosen discovered that this loophole will be reopened by a provision buried in an annex to the Iran deal (Annex II, section 5.1.2) which says that in exchange for Iranian compliance with the agreement, the U.S. “shall…license non-U.S. entities that are owned or controlled by a U.S. person to engage in activities with Iran that are consistent with this JCPOA.” Rosen contends the JCPOA’s annex II language violates U.S. law in two ways.
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 FBI Fury: nObama Sabotaging the Hillary Investigation  
{foxnation.com} ~ "Investigators have not reached any conclusions about whether the information on the server had been compromised or whether to recommend charges, according to the law enforcement officials... But to investigators, it sounded as if Mr. nObama had already decided the answers to their questions and cleared anyone involved of wrongdoing. "The White House quickly backed off the president’s remarks and said Mr. nObama was not trying to influence the investigation. But his comments spread quickly, raising the ire of officials who saw an instance of the president trying to influence the outcome of a continuing investigation — and not for the first time."        http://nation.foxnews.com/2015/10/16/fbi-fury-obama-sabotaging-hill...
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 Journalist reveals how leftists captured Americans' minds  
{Paul Bremmer} ~ Award-winning journalist David Kupelian starts by urging people to consider the current American landscape: Waves of immigrants pouring into across the southern border while the government plans to import thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees... Racial tensions and crime skyrocketing. Radical wealth redistribution. An unworkable healthcare system. Big Brother spying. All proof that Barack nObama’s promised “fundamental transformation” of America is well underway. But then he paints another picture: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 130 million Americans depend on some sort of mind-altering substance to get through life. Some 110 million Americans have sexually transmitted diseases. Families are disintegrating. One in four middle-aged women is taking antidepressants. We’ve become a nation of addicts, he says. While the first group of problems are nationwide maladies, and the latter are individual troubles, Kupelian contends there’s an unrecognized cause-and-effect connection between the two.
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The Iran Deal Violations Begin
Jonathan Tobin
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     {jewishworldreview.com} ~ Throughout the debate over the Iran nuclear deal, critics of the agreement did more than point out its weaknesses. They also argued that given Iran's long record of violating existing agreements, it was almost certain that Tehran would ignore many, if not most of its restrictions at the first opportunity.
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     This claim was pooh-poohed by President nObama and his supporters who asserted that the safeguards in the pact would prevent cheating.
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     More importantly, the mindset behind the decision to essentially grant international approval to Iran's nuclear program was based on the notion that the Islamist regime could be trusted and would, given enough encouragement, ultimately change to become a partner for the West.
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     The jaw-dropping naïveté that was the foundation of administration policy is part of what led to what polls showed to be most of the American people and large majorities in both the House and the Senate to oppose the deal (though not enough, thanks to partisan Democrats, to stop it).
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But critics didn't have to wait long for their predictions to start coming true.
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     As the New York Times reported, Iran announced a long-range missile test in violation of the restrictions on their missile program that was promised by the administration.
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     One of the many shortcomings of the nuclear deal was its failure to address Iran's building of intercontinental ballistic missiles, a weapons system that illustrated that their nuclear program was a threat to the United States as much as it was to Israel. But the deal did leave in place the restrictions on missile testing.
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     Indeed, the United Nations Security Council resolution that lifted most of the sanctions on Iran (prior to nObama sneaking the deal through Congress) left in place previous the measures previously passed that made missile tests illegal. Thus, the announcement by Iran's state news agency that the test of their Emad guided missile is an obvious violation of the deal.
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     Yet what is most significant about this event is that it allows us to see exactly how the nuclear deal will function in the future.
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     Given the ferocity of administration promises about safeguards and holding Iran accountability that we heard during the debate on the deal, we might expect serious consequences to result from the missile launch. But anyone who really thinks that will happen hasn't been paying attention.
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What's next?
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     The administration will express concern but also attempt to muddy the waters about the agreement saying, as the Times article implied that there was some doubt about whether the restrictions still apply.
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     The missile test will be widely interpreted as being merely a function of internal Iranian political arguments between hardliners opposed to the deal and "moderates" in favor of it. The test will be dismissed as meaningless and any attempt to hold Iran accountable for its misbehavior will be branded as a Western provocation that would destroy trust inside Iran and hurt the "moderates."
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In other words, we will be told to move along and there is nothing to see here.
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But there is something very important going on.
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     The Emad is a clear technological step up from Iran's existing Shahab-3 missile and is a direct threat to Israel. While Iran speaks of its armaments as defensive in nature and a deterrent against the Jewish state, we should remember one thing. Israel has no policy aimed at destroying Iran. It is Iran's leaders who repeatedly threaten Israel with extinction.
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     The process, by which Iran will move, either slowly or quickly to a nuclear weapon with a weapons system that can deliver such a bomb, begins with establishing its ability to violate the nuclear deal with impunity. Once smaller violations are allowed to pass without consequences, we have taken a first irrevocable step down the road to the acceptance of an Iranian bomb that is implicit in the adoption of the nuclear deal. If those who supported the deal do not respond with vehement denunciations and pressure, but instead use the same weak arguments to justify the violations that they used to support the agreement, then the Islamist regime will know that other violations will be treated in the same fashion.
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     Of course, Iran also knows that it can get to a bomb rather easily once the deal expires in a decade since its nuclear infrastructure and advanced research has been left in place. But if cheating along the edges of the deal is okay with the nObama administration, then there's no reason for them to wait or to at least to start the kind of development that will make a bomb and a capable delivery system inevitable. That means that rather than being a minor violation that doesn't affect the main thrust of the deal, the missile test is a benchmark by which everything that follows will be judged.
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     In that sense it is not so much the Iranian missiles that are being tested as the nObama administration and its liberal cheering section in the media. Given their track record, there's not much doubt that they will fail.
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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

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