Determined foes of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran had vowed to use August to mobilize public opinion with a tea party-like fervor, and to build a bipartisan majority in Congress to sink the landmark pact in a mid-September showdown.
It also pushed Obama’s allies in the Senate to go for broke and try to get seven of the final 10 wavering Democrats on their side when Congress returns from summer break next week.
If they succeed, Democrats could block a GOP-backed resolution of disapproval with a filibuster and the president wouldn’t even need to use his veto to protect a deal that his aides view as his signature foreign policy achievement.
Okay what you have read thus far as determined by the source citation (L.A.Times, Hindu News) is basically what is referred to as on “Warm Up Jeopardy” is the difference between a politically negotiated deal versus what is truly American foreign policy.
Determined foes – how “about 1 out of 5 of every Republican living in America.” Source: Fox News interview live with the statistical genius Sen. Marco Rubio. What do we have now, eighteen Republican Party members fighting it out for a party nomination? There in fact has been no Tea Party-like fervor happening any more than a quaint quibble mentioned.
This is a partisan political issue nothing more nothing less. Why didn’t your President Obama come and ask the people?
U.S. Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory.
Senator Barbara Mikulski became the crucial 34th vote Wednesday, declaring the agreement is the best way to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Congress is to vote later this month on a resolution disapproving the deal, which is unanimously opposed by Republicans, who call it a dangerous giveaway to Iran.
Dear Mrs. Mikulski: How, I implore you to explain to me the following: What are Iran’s nuclear ambitions? How is your siding with a liar’s perspective going to curb any of this?
Obama has vowed to veto the resolution if it passes. It would take 34 votes in the 100-member Senate to uphold his veto, and Democrats now have those in hand.
The deal signed by Iran limits Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from sanctions.
The Islamic State (IS) terror group is in possession of deadly mustard gas stockpiles and could smuggle it out of Syria to target Europe, according to a media report.
The network may have access to 20 tonnes of the evil weapon and could smuggle it out of Syria and into Europe, a leading expert in chemical warfare has warned.
Now hear this, this is exactly what happens when a Commander-in-Chief espouses hogwash and has no intention of backing up the bull squat he has “drawn a red line in the sand.”
“Evidence points to the IS behind the attacks and there could be more. There is evidence they used mustard gas, either stolen by IS from [Syrian President Bashar] Assad or — and this is a real game-changer — IS made it themselves,” Col (retd.) Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said.
“This is horrific and the West must act to stop IS now because the threat from them just became much greater and they could take huge areas they have not conquered before,” he told the daily.
He warned that ISIS could smuggle mustard gas to attack Europe after finding a recipe on the ‘dark web’ — the murky and secretive area of the Internet used by crooks.
“It is not easy to make mustard gas but it is possible and a lone wolf could get the information off the Internet and dark web. If you tried to buy the precursors in the U.K. or U.S. you would most likely be picked up,” Col. Bretton-Gordon said.
Scores have died from chemical attacks in both Syria and Iraq in recent weeks and at the weekend IS launched another suspected mustard gas attack.
Col de Bretton-Gordon, who advises NGOs throughout Syria and elsewhere in the world, said, “The West is running out of time to do something about IS. We must act now.”