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Does John Kerry actually know shit from clay?

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It appears Murray McCully is John Kerry’s bitch…or maybe not.

Oh how nice, thanked for the Iran deal…at least we will know who to blame when it all turns to custard, which it will.   Read more »

Face of the day

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New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.

Today’s face of the day, New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has played a part in a historic deal. A deal that will be remembered by the history books as a deal with the devil and one where the UN Security Council threw Israel to the wolves and helped finance Iran’s commitments to pursue Islamic terrorism throughout the world.

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This is how stupid McCully was in doing a deal with Iran

How stupid was Murray McCully in facilitating, owning – and worse – crowing about his involvement in doing a deal that will see Iran re-armed and fuelling hate in the Middle East?

This stupid.

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Rushdie on Islam: ‘We have learned the wrong lessons’

Salman Rushdie, one of the first victims of Islamic attempts to destroy freedom of speech speaks about the wrong lessons we have learned in combating Islam.

Salman Rushdie believes that if The Satanic Verses had been published today, the members of the literary elite who rounded on Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the French satirical magazine winning a PEN prize for courage would not have defended him.

In an interview with the French magazine L’Express, the novelist said that “it seems we have learned the wrong lessons” from the experience of The Satanic Verses, which saw a fatwa issued against him by Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989, sending him into hiding. “Instead of realising that we need to oppose these attacks on freedom of expression, we thought that we need to placate them with compromise and renunciation,” he said.

Speaking about the decision by PEN’s American branch to award Charlie Hebdo with a freedom of expression courage award in May, which led to more than 200 writers putting their names to a letter protesting the decision for valorising “material that intensifies the anti-Islamic, anti-Maghreb, anti-Arab sentiments already prevalent in the western world”, Rushdie said the conflict had left “deep divisions” in the literary world. He would never have imagined that writers such as Michael Ondaatje, Peter Carey and Junot Díaz “would have taken this attitude”, and he had written to one of the key dissenters, Teju Cole, about the situation, he revealed.    Read more »

John Kerry has an oh f*ck! moment

The fools in Obama’s administration have just had a real oh fuck moment over Iran.

Not more than 24 hours after Murray McCully banged the gavel down approving the Iran nuclear deal were their leaders pronouncing death and destruction upon the US and Israel.

In an interview Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said a recent speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei calling for “Death to America” and vowing to maintain anti-American policies was “very disturbing, very troubling.”

“You heard ‘Death to Israel,’ ‘Death to the U.S.’ You could hear it. The whole nation was shaken by these slogans,” said Khamenei in a speech broadcast live on Iranian television Saturday. “So we ask Almighty God to accept these prayers by the people of Iran,” assuring citizens that the regime’s opposition to the “arrogant” U.S. “won’t change at all”:

KHAMENEI: The Islamic Republic of Iran will not give up support of its friends in the region — the oppressed people of Palestine, of Yemen, the Syrian and Iraqi governments, the oppressed people of Bahrain and sincere resistance fighters in Lebanon and Palestine… Our policy will not change with regards to the arrogant US government.

In an interview Tuesday with Saudi television network Al Arabiya, Kerry responded to Khamenei’s “troubling” speech.

“I don’t know how to interpret it at this point in time, except to take it at face value, that that’s his policy,” said Kerry. “But I do know that often comments are made publicly and things can evolve that are different,” he said, attempting to insert some sense of optimism, but added, “If it is the policy, it’s very disturbing, it’s very troubling.”

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McCully pats himself on the back while Iran makes threats against Israel and the US

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The New Zealand media were waxing lyrical about how great it was that New Zealand was in the chair of the Security Council (Murray McCully flew over specifically to do this) when the deal with Iran was voted unanimously in favour.

While McCully and Key were busy clapping each other on the back for a job well done the Supreme Leader of Iran was extorting Allah to help Iran destroy Israel and the USA.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had some hard words for those celebrating the nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking to his cabinet ministers Sunday, Netanyahu pointed to the recent speech given by Iran’s Supreme Leader as proof that the “extraordinary concessions” given to Iran would not lead to changes in their destructive policies.

In a speech broadcast live on Iranian television Saturday, Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei asked Allah to accept the prayers of Iranians for the destruction of America and Israel.

“You heard ‘Death to Israel,’ ‘Death to the U.S.’ You could hear it. The whole nation was shaken by these slogans,” said Khamenei. “So we ask Almighty God to accept these prayers by the people of Iran,” assuring citizens that the regime’s opposition to the “arrogant” U.S. “won’t change at all.”   Read more »

Face of the day

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Today’s face of the day is the face of Iranian women protesting the tyranny of the Hijab ( head scarf ) They currently have a facebook page called My Stealthy Freedom where they risk fines, lashes, and imprisonment by posting photos of themselves without their Hijabs. From the general public they risk having acid thrown in their faces. The woman behind the facebook page has been smeared by the Iranian government who reported on State television that she has been raped by three men in front of her son after using drugs.

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Hezbollah hiding 100,000 missiles

Hezbollah is hiding 100,000 rockets to threaten Israel with.

Things are getting tense in Israel again as new evidence highlights the risk from Hezbollah. The war fighting season is nearly upon us and there are muscular actions taking place.

Time of Israel reports:

The Lebanese group Hezbollah has built up a massive arsenal of rockets and other advanced weapons in Shi’ite villages of southern Lebanon, a senior Israeli intelligence official said Wednesday, warning civilians would be at risk if war breaks out.

According to the official, Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 short-range rockets capable of striking northern Israel, several thousand missiles that can reach Tel Aviv and central Israel and hundreds more that can strike the entire country.

Most of the weapons have been transferred to Lebanon through war-torn Syria, coming from Hezbollah’s key allies, the Syrian government and Iran, he said.

The official showed reporters satellite photos of what Israeli intelligence believes are Hezbollah positions in dozens of Shiite villages in southern Lebanon.

The photos were marked with dozens of red icons, signaling what are believed to be missile launchers, arms depots, underground tunnels and command posts.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity under military guidelines, said an estimated 200 villages have been turned into “military strongholds.”

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Oh no the horror, at least she won’t wear one in NZ

The media are hitting Bronagh Key this time.

She will apparently wear a head scarf on a visit to Saudi Arabia.

The women travelling on John Key’s trade mission to the Gulf will be expected to cover up in the style of Islam when they visit Saudi Arabia later today.

President Obama’s wife Michelle refused to don the garb when they visited the country recently, but John Key’s wife Bronagh will adhere to the rules.

Another woman on the mission, Lesley Kennedy from Maven International’s been travelling to the region for the past five years and says being a woman actually gives her a competitive advantage over men.

“I don’t feel discriminated against at all. The men here are incredibly respectful to me.

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It’s not Bibi, it’s Obama

Relations are strained right now between Israel and the US, and many pndits are placing the blame for that on Benjamin Netanyahu.

A post at American Thinker suggest otherwise.

Much has been said about the strange behavior of Barack Obama, who can’t let a day go without maligning Israel and Mr. Netanyahu. In contrast, he displays friendship to a thug and anti-Semite like Recip Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, palled around with the deceased communist Hugo Chavez, and keeps standing up for the Iranian mullahs who want to kill us all or make us slaves to Islam. Those in the media who see politics simply as a stand-off between personalities ascribe all this to a clash of personalities: Obama doesn’t like PM Netanyahu and Netanyahu returns the dislike.

There isn’t much to like with a US president hell bent on doing a deal with a major funder of global terrorism, Iran.

The evidence of Obama’s anti-Israel stance is there before us but the media just glosses over it.

No doubt the dislike is there, but what underlies the animosity of Obama toward PM Netanyahu goes beyond schmoozability to seismic differences in outlook and policy. In fact, at Mr. Netanyahu’s very first White House meeting, before they really knew each other, Obama purposely mistreated PM Netanyahu by forcing him to enter through a side entrance and, then, abruptly left the meeting and went upstairs by himself for dinner while leaving PM Netanyahu and his staff without hospitality or even a piece of bread. This was a deliberate, unheard of disparagement, directed more at Israel, the state represented by Netanyahu, than it was at Mr. Netanyahu per se.

Just last month, Barack Obama published classified information showing the world photographs of Israel’s hidden nuclear site, and its inner workings. It was his gift to Iran, Hamas, and ISIS. This puts Israel and her citizens, not just Mr. Netanyahu, at great risk. But, Obama had his people darken out all the information on that page regarding the nuclear sites of other countries.

At a meeting at the White House in 2009, Obama stated early-on that “it’s time to put daylight between Israel and America”. This was done before Obama had even met Benjamin Netanyahu.

Last month, Obama again singled out Israel by crudely questioning Israel as a democracy, though it’s Israel that has an Arab Supreme Court Justice, provides medical for all, and has four Arab political parties that just won 14 seats. Obama is throwing out these malicious daily barbs so as to brainwash Americans into believing Israel and America do not share the same values. He wants to break the historic bonds between America and Israel, between Israelis and Americans. His intent is to permanently tarnish Israel, not just hurt its present prime minister. In that vein, Obama has denied visas to Israelis more than any other group, all the while zealously providing visas to those from Arabic/Muslim countries.    Read more »