EU Statement Opposing U.S. Embassy Move is Blocked

A sign points the way to the new US embassy in Jerusalem. Photo: Sergey Orlov\TASS via Getty Images

Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania, in coordination with Israel, today blocked a joint EU statement criticizing the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli officials and European diplomats told me.

Behind the scenes: The initiative to publish the statement was led by France and several other EU member states. Israeli officials say the goal was to present to the U.S. a common position against the move by all 28 member states, and to embarrass and isolate the Trump administration ahead of Monday’s ceremony.

According to European diplomats and Israeli officials, the draft statement circulated in European capitals had three points:

  1. Jerusalem should be the capital of both states — Israel and the future state of Palestine.
  2. The final status of Jerusalem should be negotiated and only determined through negotiations between the parties.
  3. The member states of the EU will not follow the U.S. and will not move their embassies to Jerusalem.

Continue reading at axios.com.

Note: Austria is also bucking the EU on this issue.

 

Gina Haspel is a great pick for CIA

Why are Democrats playing politics with our national security?

By Bryan Dean Wright

When I worked as a CIA officer, playing politics wasn’t part of the job – not for me, not for any of my colleagues. But after watching Democratic senators play to the cameras at the confirmation hearing Tuesday on Gina Haspel’s nomination to become CIA director, I was disappointed to see politics was their major focus.

Haspel is a brilliant intelligence officer with 33 years at the CIA. She has devoted most of her adult life to protecting our nation and won awards for her outstanding performance. Like all of us at the CIA, she’s never carried out her responsibilities as a Democrat or a Republican – but as an American patriot.

But if viewers were hoping for an adult discussion at Haspel’s televised confirmation hearing about how to best protect our nation from terrorists and hostile foreign nations, they got something quite different.

Americans watching the hearing were treated to over two hours of bumbling, partisan attacks that left listeners with one clear takeaway: Democrats were focused on the sins of the past, not of the threats of the future. Moreover, they showed no interest in helping fix what is clearly a broken CIA.

Americans watching the Haspel hearing were treated to over two hours of bumbling, partisan attacks that left listeners with one clear takeaway: Democrats were focused on the sins of the past, not of the threats of the future.

In other words, the Democratic senators on the Intelligence Committee who fancy themselves as progressive thinkers ended up looking like a bunch of circus clowns who missed the train ride home. Their inane questions and partisan motivations ended up embarrassing not just themselves but the party and the nation. Continue reading and watch video at foxnews.com.

Trump Ends Obama’s Iran Deal (and His Legacy)

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By Joel Pollak

President Donald Trump’s announcement Tuesday that the U.S. is leaving the Iran deal marks the end of what his predecessor, Barack Obama, considered his main foreign policy legacy.

Trump will earn credit from his supporters for keeping his promise. But in truth, the Iran deal was undone by its own terms. It did not stop Iran from enriching uranium; it did not stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon, eventually; and it did not stop Iran’s global aggression.

In fact, the Iran deal was not even a deal at all.

It was never signed by any of the parties (the U.S., Iran, France, the UK, Germany, China, and Russia). It was unclear about crucial subjects like ballistic missiles, because the “deal” was described differently by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and by the UN Security Council Resolutions that were meant to implement it. And, crucially, it was never sent to the U.S. Senate for ratification. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

 

The Iran Deal – Don’t Ever Forget Who Did This

How the Iran deal violates the Constitution

By Clare M. Lopez — 08/11/15

Among the myriad other reasons why the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement is a bad deal, the fact that it clearly violates the U.S. Constitution ought to be given more attention.

Article VI says “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” Continue reading at thehill.com.

John Kerry: Lock Him UP

Petitions for Ted Yoho

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We are in the final days of our petition collecting and we are still short on volunteers and petitions. If you still have some petitions that you are collecting, please be sure to either deliver them to the location listed below OR get in touch with us so we can arrange a pick up. We must have all petitions in hand by Sunday evening so we can include them in our final turn in.
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Big Daddy Guns
6915 NW 4th Blvd Suite A,
Gainesville, FL 32607
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We will be at the Clay County Fair Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Please encourage folks to come by and sign a petition for Ted. You can also drop petitions off at this location at the Republican booth.
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To arrange for a pickup of petitions, please call Matt at 352-514-6333
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You can print petitions at www.tedyoho.com/petitions
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You can also sign up to volunteer at www.tedyoho.com.
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We need all hands on deck for this. Thank you all so much for helping us reach the finish line!

It’s the Bill of Rights Not the “bill of needs”

Hat tip: bizpzcreview.com.

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