Barack Obama Celebrates Super Bowl With Picture Of…Barack Obama

And no, that’s not how you hold a football.

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Feel The Bern Retains Double Digit Lead Over Hillary In N.H. Before Tuesday’s Primary…

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Time for another reset from Hillary.

Via Wapo:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) retains a double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in a state poll released Sunday, but Clinton has begun to narrow his lead.

The CNN/WMUR poll showed about a third of New Hampshire Democrats saying they haven’t made a final choice two days before the nation’s first primary vote on Tuesday.

Sanders leads 58 percent to 35 percent in the survey of likely Democratic voters conducted by the University of New Hampshire, and he beats her in nearly every demographic.

The only silver lining for Clinton may be that just 61 percent of voters said they had made a definite choice, with the rest at least somewhat open to persuasion. Sanders leads Clinton 63 percent to 37 percent among those who said they have made a final choice.

Men preferred Sanders by a large margin of 70 percent to 27 percent, and the senator bests Clinton among women 49 percent to 41 percent.

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Lady Gaga Sings The National Anthem At Super Bowl

Very nice job.

Daughter Of Loosie Salesman Eric Garner Campaigns For Bernie In SC…

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Feel the Bern is rounding up some of Hillary’s supporters.

Via WISTV:

With the South Carolina Democratic Primary just three weeks away, a notable figure was campaigning for Bernie Sanders on Saturday in Columbia.

Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner of New York City, made several stops in the Capital City. Erica’s father died in 2014 after being placed in a chokehold by NYPD officers who were arresting him.

Video of the arrest sparked national outrage but a grand jury did not return any indictments against the officer involved. On Saturday Erica Garner voiced her support for Sanders conveying her believe that he will speak out for African Americans on both economic and social issues.

“The fact that he’s for us. He’s for Black Lives Matter,” Garner said, “He’s a protestor, his whole record is him protesting and putting his body on the line and getting arrested for us.”

Garner said she’s still fiercely fighting to have her father’s case reopened and reconsidered by a new grand jury in New York State.

Meanwhile the Sanders campaign is planning a number of phone banks to bolster efforts here in South Carolina over the next few weeks. The Democratic Primary in the Palmetto State will be on February
27, 2016.

Iowa Caucus Precinct Had Only One Voter, Who Voted For Sanders. But Clinton Deemed Winner

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Just a tad suspicious…

Via Des Moines Register:

Keane Schwarz is certain he knows the outcome of the vote in his precinct: He was the lone caucusgoer in Woodbury County No. 43.

But the Iowa Democratic Party’s final results state that Hillary Clinton won one county delegate and Bernie Sanders received zero.

“I voted for Bernie,” Schwarz, 36, of Oto, told The Des Moines Register. “It was really suspicious … I’m actually pretty irate about it.”

Some complaints that Iowa Democrats have shared with the Register about discrepancies in caucus results appear to be valid. Others stem from confusion over how the math-heavy delegate-awarding system works in the Democrats’ caucus process.

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Air Force A-10 Pilot Chad Hennings Won 3 Super Bowls With Dallas Cowboys…

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A Super Bowl feel good story.

Via Scout Com:

Chad Hennings won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys during the 1990s, and his first appearance was within a year’s time of flying his A-10 Thunderbolt II in a combat sortie in northern Iraq.

Hennings, a 1988 Academy graduate, led the nation with 24 sacks and was awarded the Outland Trophy during the 1987 season — an award that recognizes the nation’s best interior lineman.

Committed to serve

Following graduation, Hennings — now a member of the College Football Hall of Fame — was drafted by the Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1988 draft. Before he could even suit up in the NFL, Hennings had to first fulfill his military commitment, a move that was initially hard to accept.

“I wouldn’t say there were regrets, (but) it was an emotional struggle because I wanted to be able to compete,” Hennings said.

From a character perspective, he knew without a doubt what he needed to do because he made a commitment and he was going to stick to it. The drive to compete, however, made his transition from school to pilot training and then into his active-duty squadron a difficult one. That void would eventually be filled with friendly competition as an A-10 pilot.

“We did compete on the range; we competed for performance,” he said. “There (was) always competition and it was a healthy competition.”

After pilot school, Hennings was stationed in the U.K. and deployed twice to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in 1991 and 1992. While deployed, he flew 45 combat sorties in northern Iraq in support of Operation Provide Comfort, an international relief effort after the Gulf War.

After getting settled into the Air Force, Hennings said he contemplated making a career out of it.

“Football was a distant memory and something in the past that I never really thought about until the Air Force went through the reduction in force and they started the waivers in the spring of ‘92,” he said.

Pro player

Hennings separated from active-duty Air Force in April 1992 and transitioned to the Air Force Reserve. He continued to serve in the Reserve individual mobilization augmentee program for almost 10 years.

The next month, Hennings found himself in Dallas working out for the Cowboys.

“It was extremely stressful, initially transitioning in ‘92, because I’m leaving one career for another,” he said. “I’m moving from one continent to another, taking on a whole new different position. There were a lot of just stress factors there, and it wasn’t assured that I would make the team.”

Hennings said it was tough coming into the league and competing at a level of competition that was much higher than he experienced before.

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New Jersey Black Teen Plays ‘Knock Out’ Game, Knocks Elderly Man To Ground

Via ABC:

A teen who was involved in a violent attack posted to social media has turned himself in to police.

The video shows an elderly man being punched in the face by a young man in December 2015.

The elderly man was getting ready to cross Rosa Parks Blvd. from Van Houten Street in Paterson.

A 16-year-old, who was heard in the video encouraging the aggressor turned himself in to Paterson Police on Saturday evening. He is being charged with aggravated assault and endangering an injured victim.

The 17-year-old attacker is still being sought by police.

Police Director Jerry Speziale released a video statement Friday on Facebook to the public about the video.

Oregon Cop Killer Has Been In Jail Forty One Times…

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Time for justice reform. Update to this previous story.

Via Daily Mail:

A police officer who had a wife and two children was shot dead as he tried to arrest a man who had been in jail 41 times.

Sergeant Jason Gooding, 39, died in Seaside, Oregon on Friday night while serving an arrest warrant for Philip Ferry, 55.

Gooding was patrolling downtown Seaside with another officer when they saw Ferry, who was wanted for felony assault. Ferry refused to show his hands when the officers tried to arrest him.

The other officer, who has not been identified, used a taser on Ferry, who went down on the ground. When Gooding tried to subdue him, Ferry produced a gun and shot the officer once.

The other officer responded and fired three times, hitting Ferry in several places.

Gooding was taken to hospital, where the team tried to resuscitate him for 40 minutes.

Ferry was transported to another hospital, where doctors tried to revive him for 20 minutes. Both men were pronounced dead in hospital.

The second officer, who shot Ferry, was not injured.

Ferry, who was wanted for felony assault, had been to Clatsop County Jail in nearby Astoria 41 times, Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin told Koin6.

‘This guy has been in and out of our jail numerous times… He has a vast record,’ Clastop County Sheriff Tom Bergin told Katu.

Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis said during a news conference that the shooting of Mr Ferry was justified.

An investigation will be carried out and reviewed by Marquis’s office.

Gooding, who graduated from Portland State University, had worked at Seaside Police Department for 13 years.

He had a wife and two school-age daughters.

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HT: Mandy Manners

Beyonce To Give #BlackLivesMatter Performance During Super Bowl

This is music? Skip ahead to a little bit before the end to see the relevant part, the rest is just an ode to herself and how wonderful she is. It’s so hard living in the evil racist U.S. that has made her rich beyond her wildest dreams. Bey also has a reference to Moorish people with a guy in a red fez (if you don’t know who they are look up Moorish Science Temple for a voyage down the black nationalist rabbit hole) and a reference to the Nation of Islam with a bow tied man holding a newspaper designed to look like Farrakhan’s ‘Final Call’, but called ‘The Truth.

Via Daily Mail:

Beyonce will perform a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement at the Super Bowl a day after releasing the new song.

The 34-year-old surprised fans on Saturday by dropping a video to Formation, which features flood-ridden New Orleans and a line of white cops facing a hooded little boy.

‘Let’s get in formation… Prove to me you got some coordination,’ she chants before the camera pans over graffiti that says: ‘stop shooting us’.

Within minutes of the video’s release, Twitter was awash with reactions to the fiercely political lyrics and scenes – and a cameo role from the singer’s four-year-old daughter with Jay Z, Blue Ivy.

It was still trending worldwide on Sunday as the Super Bowl – the most watched TV event of the year – approached.

Beyoncé is expected to perform Formation at half time – three years after sending shock waves around the world in her last Super Bowl performance with a backdrop sign that read: ‘FEMINIST’.

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Is Hillary Toast? Democrat Party Bosses Panicked Over Bernie Sanders…

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Bernie came out of the closet with socialism.

Via DC Whispers:

The Sanders’ dynamic playing out within the Democrat Party is in fact a far greater and more important story than the Donald Trump vs GOP Establishment meme that the Mainstream Media has put on a repeating loop for the last several months. As combative and boisterous as Trump can be, his views represent a significant wing of BOTH the Republican and Democrat parties and are ultimately, a newly emerged America first sentiment that appeals to millions of voters.

Bernie Sanders on the other hand is a devoted socialist who has for the entirety of his adult life denounced the fundamental tenets of the Great American Experiment. He left the United States to honeymoon in the then-Soviet Union, a top-down government monstrosity that literally enslaved hundreds of millions of people across the globe. The USSR was, as President Ronald Reagan so assertively put it decades earlier, “…an evil empire.”

Sanders is the epitome of the radical 1960’s I hate America crowd and his current appeal to so many younger voters is the direct result of an American educational system that has for some forty years been controlled by that very same hate America agenda. If not for the Democrat Party’s selection of Hillary Clinton as its 2016 nominee (a direct result of an earlier agreement between the Obama and Clinton Machines) Bernie Sanders would not be posing a serious challenge for the Democrat presidential nomination.

Hillary Clinton is simply an unlikable, lying, and utterly out of touch with reality choice that has now come back to haunt the Democrat Party Establishment.

“They have no idea what to do with Sanders. They don’t want to offend and politically displace his supporters while at the same time knowing that if this thing continues to grow, it will destroy the Democrat Party.”

Things are said to have become so panicked and contentious inside 430 S. Capitol St, (DNC headquarters) that current DNC Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been warned this could prove the end of her career if she does not somehow find a way to successfully navigate the morass of the Bernie Sanders phenomena.

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Texas Newspaper Plans To Publish Names, Addresses Of Police Officers

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This is how they will intimidate cops into not doing their jobs. Watch the Jay Z and Soros money being used to protest and harass officers in their homes.

Via Fox News:

A Texas newspaper announced its plans Saturday to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer following a deadly officer-involved shooting last week.

Stephanie Zarriello, publisher of the weekly tabloid San Antonio Observer, said Antronie Scott had been “unjustly murdered,” Fox San Antonio reported. She described Scott as being in “a position of surrender” when he was shot and killed on Feb. 4 by Officer John Lee, a 10-year veteran of the police force.

“Like Ku Klux Klansman with hoods, [officers] do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to justice,” Zarriello said during a press conference the paper held on behalf of the Scott family, according to KENS 5.

“Just as the names and addresses of sex offenders are publicized in order to protect the public from their wicked behavior, we feel that our community has the right to the exact same level of protection,” said Zarriello.

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Chicago Cop Who Shot Quintonio LeGrier And Neighbor Sues Teen’s Estate, Claiming Trauma…

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The family can blame foster care for his upbringing. Update to this previous story.

Via Chicago Tribune:

A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed his neighbor filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate Friday, arguing the student’s actions prompted the shooting and caused the officer “extreme emotional trauma.”

Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit was filed Friday amid Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to win back public trust in the Chicago Police Department following the release of video last fall of an officer shooting to death 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014, and other cases of alleged police misconduct.

Rialmo’s lawsuit provides the officer’s first public account of the Dec. 26 shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. It says Rialmo opened fire after Quintonio LeGrier twice swung a bat at his head at close range, and LeGrier was shot when Rialmo saw him raising the bat again and thought LeGrier could kill him if LeGrier hit him in the head with the bat.

LeGrier’s father, Antonio LeGrier, had filed a wrongful death lawsuit saying his son wasn’t a threat, and Rialmo’s lawsuit, which asks for damages of more than $180,000, plus court and attorney fees, is a countersuit in that case. Rialmo also fatally shot Antonio LeGrier’s neighbor Bettie Jones, 55, in the confrontation, but police have said her death was accidental.

Antonio LeGrier’s attorney, Basileios Foutris, was incredulous at what he called the officer’s “temerity” in suing the college student’s grieving family. Foutris said the lawsuit was “outlandish.”

“After this coward shot a teenager in the back … he has the temerity to sue him? That’s a new low for the Chicago Police Department,” Foutris said.

Rialmo’s lawyer, Joel Brodsky, said Saturday that his client is going through a grieving process that officers experience whenever they fatally shoot someone.

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Bern Your Enthusiasm…

Bernie also appeared on SNL last night, in this skit.

HT: Daily Caller

Islamic State Is No Longer So Formidable On The Battlefield…

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We have heard this song and dance before.

BEIRUT — The Islamic State’s recent defeats on the battlefield signal that its once-vaunted militia army has been hobbled by worsening money problems, desertions and a dwindling pool of fighters, analysts and monitoring groups say.

U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab forces have seized significant amounts of territory from the extremist group in the parts of Iraq and Syria where it declared a caliphate in 2014. Those losses are linked to the group’s struggles to pay fighters and recruit new ones to replace those who have deserted, defected to other militant groups or died on the battlefield, the analysts say.

“These issues suggest that as an entity that is determined to hold onto territory, the Islamic State is not sustainable,” said Jacob Shapiro, an expert on the Islamic State who teaches politics at Princeton University.

Only a year ago, the Islamic State was seen as a juggernaut – rich, organized and fielding thousands of motivated fighters – that overran rival forces in Iraq and Syria with astonishing speed and brutality.

But in recent months, its momentum has been reversed.

U.S. military officials estimate that the group has lost as much as 40 percent of the territory it held in Iraq and as much as 20 percent in Syria. Kurdish and Arab forces, including Iraq’s increasingly competent military, have advanced against the group with the help of airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition.

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Christie Bats Marco Rubio Around For His ‘Memorized 25 Second Speeches’

Christie just bats him around like a toy. The benefits of being a prosecutor from New Jersey, and Christie was a good one.

How many times did Rubio give that same memorized speech last night? Count ’em, it was 5.

Madeline Albright: ‘There’s A Special Place In Hell’ For Women Who Don’t Vote For Hillary; Hillary Laughs It Off

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It is either a cackle or laugh for questions Hillary doesn’t want to answer.

Via Daily Caller:

Hillary Clinton defended former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s assertion that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd, Clinton laughed off Albright’s attempt to shame women into voting for Clinton by saying, “Well, good grief, we’re getting offended about everything these days. Honest to goodness. I mean, people can’t say anything without offending somebody.”

Regarding Albright’s claim, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other… [some] don’t understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton.” Todd asked Clinton, “Do you want the vote to be decided on gender lines like this?”

Clinton said, laughing, “Oh, you know, as you remember Madeleine has been saying this for many, many years. She believes if firmly. In part because she knows what a struggle it has been and she understands the struggle is not over. So I don’t want people to be offended what she is expressing as her–”

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Jay Z’s Tidal To Give 1.5 Million To #BlackLivesMatter, Other ‘Social Justice’ Groups…

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This is how they keep the revolution going.

Via Mic:

Jay Z’s global music and entertainment platform Tidal in association with Roc Nation is donating $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter and several other local and national social justice organizations, Tidal announced exclusively to Mic on Friday — the same day Trayvon Martin would have turned 21-years-old. The streaming service raised the $1.5 million at the first Tidal X: 10/20 charity concert in Brooklyn, New York, featuring Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Nick Jonas.

Tidal’s group of artist owners, which includes several of the musicians who performed in October’s sold-out show including Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Jay Z, took part in deciding which organizations would receive funding, the streaming service told Mic. The majority of the groups to benefit are social justice activist groups and organizations, with a large portion of these specifically committed to ensuring the nation understands that black lives matter.

Tidal’s grants will be administered through the New World Foundation, which funds several civil rights groups and social movements. The nonprofits Tidal will fund include Opportunity Agenda, Hands Up United, Sankofa.Org, as well as local organizing groups in California: Community Coalition; Florida: Dream Defenders; Illinois: Black Youth Project; Maryland: Baltimore Justice Fund; Empowerment Development Corporation; New York: Million Hoodies; NY Justice League and Ohio: Ohio Students Association/Organizing Collaborative.

According to Tidal, donations will also be given to organizations created by the families of victims of police brutality, including the Trayvon Martin Foundation, the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Ours Sons and Daughters Foundation and the Oscar Grant Foundation.

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What is the New World Foundation about? Here’s a summary of one of their funds.

New Majority Fund: According to NWF, “The 21st century has begun with … [America’s] national power in the hands of militant conservatives, the country isolated from the rest of the world, and the planet itself in the balance. This is a troubled and reactionary time, when we must choose whether to concede or to rebuild a progressive vision of America.” To help reduce the political and social influence of conservatives, this Fund provides financial support for leftist organizations that are “building the infrastructure for political participation out of which new electoral alliances are forming, and in turn, new majorities can grow and govern.”

Here they are tweeting about revolution with Usher and Harry Belafonte:
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Promoting the Black Panthers:
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You can see more about them here. Oh, just an aside. Guess who was chair from 1982 to 1988? Hillary Clinton.

Tree Planting Could Accelerate Global Warming…

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Fire up the chainsaws.

Via CSM:

Not all trees are created equal when it comes to fighting climate change – and that some actually may do more harm than good, climate scientists say.

A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, shows that an expansion of forests towards dark green conifers in Europe has stoked global warming. The findings challenge the widespread view that planting more trees helps human efforts to slow the Earth’s rising temperatures. Apparently, not all trees have the same mitigating effect.

“Two and a half centuries of forest management in Europe have not cooled the climate,” a team of scientists led by France’s Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement wrote.

While the area of Europe’s forests has expanded by 10 percent since 1750, the continent’s summer temperatures have increased 0.12 degree Celsius (0.2 Fahrenheit). The scientists say that’s largely because many nations have planted conifers such as pines and spruces whose dark color traps the sun’s heat.

Lighter-colored broad-leafed trees, such as oak or birch, reflect more sunlight. But fast-growing conifers, which are used for everything from building materials to pulp, have long outpaced them.

The authors of the study said such changes have outweighed the role Europe’s forests have played in curbing global warming by reducing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas from burning fossil fuels.

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Clinton Sarcastically Says She’ll Release Private Speech Transcripts When Everyone Else Does

Did you actually really think she would turn them over? We have now entered the second stage of Clintonian response. The first is placating you, ‘I’ll look into that’, just to put you off. The second is ‘Everybody else is doing it’ or ‘I really don’t understand what the question is’. The third is ‘This is such old news’ or ‘vast right wing conspiracy’.

Via Free Beacon:

Hillary Clinton grew sarcastic on Sunday discussing her oft-criticized paid speeches to the financial industry, saying on ABC’s This Week that she would release the transcripts of them when everyone else who’s given private speeches had.

Clinton remarked at Thursday night’s Democratic debate that she would “look into” releasing them, which many observers viewed as a classic dodge.

Clinton has been slammed by rival Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for her Wall Street ties, and she has been especially criticized for making $675,000 for just three speeches to Goldman Sachs, all the while claiming she has never been influenced by such large sums of money.

“In the debate the other night, you said you’d look into whether or not to release the transcripts of your speeches to financial groups. Have you made up your mind?” host George Stephanopoulos, a Clinton Foundation donor, asked.

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Canada Also Lifting Some Economic Sanctions Against Iran…

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The stupid burns on both sides of the border.

Via CBC:

Canada is signalling its willingness to re-engage with Iran by lifting a broad ban on financial services, imports and exports, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion announced today.

“We’ll keep sanctions to be sure the proliferation or nuclear will not happen in Iran, the same for ballistic missiles,” said Dion. “We’ll engage with Iran, step-by-step, open eyes, because we still have a lot of concerns about the role of Iran in the region including for allies like Israel and also the record of Iran on human rights is very questionable to say the least.

“That’s why we’ll continue to champion a resolution in the United Nations to make sure the government oif Iran will respect human rights of the people of Iran,” he said.

In a statement, Global Affairs Canada said it had amended its “broad-reaching autonomous sanctions against Iran to allow for a controlled economic re-engagement, including lifting the broad ban on financial services, imports and exports,” and had also updated regulations to conform with recent changes to the United Nations sanctions regime.

The UN Security Council approved the lifting of sanctions last month after confirming that Iran had complied with promises it made under an international deal struck six months ago.

“I think it’s good for Israel that Canada will be able to speak with Iran,” Dion said. “It was a mistake to think that isolation is better than engagement. And engagement is not agreement.

“When you disagree with a regime you need to engage in a way that may give positive results. It has been the case when the United States and the other engaged with Iran in a very firm way,” he added.
Step by step

Canada broke off ties with Iran in September, 2012, closing the embassy in Tehran citing concern for the safety of Canadian diplomats and staff. Iranian diplomats in Canada were expelled. Dion said today Canada is considering the restoration of diplomatic contacts.

“That will be done step-by-step, it cannot be done overnight,” Dion said. “We need to engage with the country that we have a lot of suspicions about. So we’ll do it step-by-step.”

The statement, issued by Dion and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, says: “Canadian companies will now be able to position themselves for new trade opportunities, but we will also maintain rigorous controls on any exports that raise serious proliferation concerns.”

Speaking to reporters Dion said many areas of the Canadian economy stand to benefit in a renewed relationship with Iran.

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