Below The Beltway

I believe in the free speech that liberals used to believe in, the economic freedom that conservatives used to believe in, and the personal freedom that America used to believe in.

Archive for the 'Iran' Category

United Nations Elects Nation That Subjugates Women To Seat On Women’s Rights Commission

by @ Thursday, April 29th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran

Once again, the United Nations proves that it utterly without any sense of morality: NEW YORK — Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law […]

Iran Set To Crack Down On Women Who Sunbathe

by @ Thursday, April 29th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Islam, Religion

Apparently the latest threat to the Islamic Republic can be found in women who have tans: Iran has warned suntanned women and girls who looked like “walking mannequins” will be arrested as part of a new drive to enforce the Islamic dress code. Brig Hossien Sajedinia, Tehran’s police chief, said a national crackdown on opposition […]

Thirty Years Ago Today: Desert One Ends In Disaster

by @ Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, History, Iran

Thirty years ago today, the only rescue mission mounted by President Jimmy Carter to end the Iranian Hostage Crisis ended in disaster and embarrassment: The dramatic attempt to free the hostages began yesterday when six Hercules C130 transport planes set off to rendezvous with a group of nine helicopters at a remote desert airstrip, south-east […]

Ron Paul On Iran Sanctions: Don’t Kid Yourselves Congress, This Is War We’re Debating

by @ Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Charles Krauthammer: Attacking Iran May Be Pointless

by @ Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iran, Middle East

Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer injects some much needed sanity into the debate over what to do about Iran: KRAUTHAMMER: Do we have enough intelligence? Do we know where their stuff is hidden? They have spoken about a second uranium enrichment place. Do they have others? And, also, how deeply buried and how hardened are […]

Iranian Cleric Blames Earthquakes On Scantily Clad Women

by @ Sunday, April 18th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Islam, Religion

One Iranian cleric has discovered the key to the geological instability the world seems to be experiencing: An Iranian cleric has proclaimed that inappropriately dress women leading to extramarital affairs are the resons behind the devastating earthquakes that frequently rattle the country. Speaking to worshipped at the Friday prayers here on Apr 16, senior cleric […]

SecDef Memo Warns Obama: We Have No Strategy For Dealing With A Nuclear Iran

by @ Sunday, April 18th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

The New York Times is out this morning with a story that is sure to get Washington talking. Essentially, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates warned Obama in a no-longer-secret January memo that the United States has no strategy for dealing with Iran if sanctions and diplomacy fail: WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has […]

Clinton, Gates Defend Revised Nuclear Strategy

by @ Monday, April 12th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Iran, North Korea, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appeared together yesterday to defend the revised nuclear strategy that the President announced last week: (CBS) The Obama administration’s nuclear posture review may have removed some of the intentional ambiguity from U.S. nuclear policy, but it does not leave the country any less safe, […]

Obama’s New Nuclear Policy: Undercutting The Value Of Nuclear Deterence

by @ Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, China, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Russia

Last night it broke that the President would be announcing what is clearly a major change to American nuclear strategy: WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons. But the president said in an interview that […]

Another Confusing Report About Iran’s Nuclear Capability

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, China, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Today, the CIA is out with a fresh report saying that Iran is capable of producing nuclear weapons: Iran is poised to begin producing nuclear weapons after its uranium program expansion in 2009, even though it has had problems with thousands of its centrifuges, according to a newly released CIA report. “Iran continues to develop […]

[Below The Beltway is proudly powered by WordPress.]