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  • Fresh Clues of Iranian Nuclear Intrigue

    01/16/2009 8:44:24 AM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 646+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/16/2008 | Glenn R. Simpson and Jay Solomon
    U.S. security and law-enforcement officials say they have fresh evidence of recent efforts by Iran to evade sanctions and acquire metals from China used in high-tech weaponry, including long-range nuclear missiles. Iran's efforts are detailed in a series of recent emails and letters between Iranian companies and foreign suppliers seen by The Wall Street Journal. Business records show one Iranian company, ABAN Commercial & Industrial Ltd., has contracted through an intermediary for more than 30,000 kilograms (about 66,000 pounds) of tungsten copper -- which can be used in missile guidance systems -- from Advanced Technology & Materials Co. Ltd. of...
  • Ban on masks upsets Iraqi interpreters [Troop Endangerment]

    11/18/2008 7:20:35 PM PST · by Avoiding_Sulla · 16 replies · 643+ views
    The Washington Post by way of The News Tribune ^ | November 17th, 2008 | Ernesto Londono
    BAGHDAD – The U.S. military has barred Iraqi interpreters working with American troops in Baghdad from wearing ski masks to disguise themselves, prompting some to resign and others to bare their faces even though they fear it could get them killed. --snip-- “The terps are the number one wanted here,” said A.J., a 36-year-old military interpreter, using the shorthand for his profession. “More than the Americans. More than anyone.” --snip-- U.S. military officials said they began to enforce the mask ban in September. “We are a professional Army and professional units don’t conceal their identity by wearing masks,” Lt. Col....
  • Podesta brags DOJ's Huma "investigation" spokesman Peter Kadzik "kept me out of jail"

    10/31/2016 4:22:52 PM PDT · by qwertyz · 37 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | 2008-09-08 | wikileaks
    From: john.podesta Subject: Peter Kadzik Willing to help. Fantastic lawyer. Kept me out of jail. I'm sure Christine knows him. Wants to help. Think he would be an excellent vet lead. [Followed by a phone number.]
  • Investment scam shocks muslims in Chicago (phony "Sharia compliant" firm)

    09/27/2008 12:00:31 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 17 replies · 1,103+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | Sept. 27, 2008 | News
    Both Indian and Pakistani community of Chicago and its suburbs are in a state of unrest and shock due to an unbelievable investment scam worth millions-of- dollars targeting the community and sudden disappearance of Sunrise Equities's CEO Salman Ibrahim. State regulators are considering criminal charges against a developer named Ibrahim, who fraudulently persuaded hundreds of muslims to invest in real estate deals. Some gave Ibrahim their life savings or mortgaged their homes before he disappeared in August. Investors say they may loose more than USD 50 million. Salman Ibrahim, CEO and President of the Chicago-based Shariah compliant financial services firm,...
  • FLASHBACK: Biden in 2008: ‘Thank God Robert Gates is in Charge’

    01/08/2014 1:41:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/8/14 | staff
    Speaking at a National Guard Association Conference in September 2008, Joe Biden praised Defense Secretary Robert Gates, exclaiming “Thank God Gates in in charge now!” Flash forward six years later and Gates has not returned the favor. Gates wrote a new memoir, which details his time during office, revealing can’t miss tidbits and making digs at important government officials, most notably taking a jab at Vice President Biden.
  • AFRICOM facing major budget shortfall for ’09

    09/13/2008 6:43:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 221+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 14, 2008 | Staff
    House subcommittee says funding will keep command at current levelJust weeks away from standing up as the Defense Department’s newest combatant command, Africa Command is facing a serious budget shortfall. For fiscal 2009, President Bush had requested $389 million for AFRICOM, which is expected to become fully operational on Oct. 1 at its Stuttgart, Germany, headquarters. But last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on defense recommended providing only $80.6 million in funding — 80 percent less than was requested, according to Matthew Mazonkey, communications director for Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., the subcommittee chairman. "The subcommittee has provided $80.6 million to...
  • Why the Mortgage Crisis Happened

    10/25/2008 11:04:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 14 replies · 1,320+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2008 | Jay Wells
    Obama's cconomic narrative of the mortgage crisis gnores the facts. He has put free-market capitalism at the root of the current mortgage industry debacle, denying the real history of government interference in that market. On September 15, with banking giant Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy protection, Obama was given the opening to begin weaving his anti-capitalist storyline. And that he did. Artfully blurring the mortgage industry crisis with generalized tax policy, Obama declared, "I certainly don't fault Senator McCain for these problems, but I do fault the economic philosophy he subscribes to. It's a philosophy we've had for the last...

    03/03/2015 10:46:32 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ed Wood, staff writer
    Yes, we know that politicians are famous for making campaign statements and commitments that once elected, we never hear again. But there is one exception. See if you can identify who it is! On the CBS news program, “Meet the Press,” Sunday, September 7, 2008, this candidate was asked a number of questions: 1. Why don’t you wear an American flag pin in your lapel? “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides. There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.”...
  • BEFORE THE MEMOS: The Morning CBS Loved Sarah Palin

    05/24/2013 5:13:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 18 replies ^ | September 4, 2008 | Harry Smith
    So, how did Sarah Palin do on her big national debut last night...?
  • Is This What We Want? (Behind the scenes from Rep Gohmert-unbelievable!)

    09/29/2008 3:17:03 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 102 replies · 4,574+ views
    Human Events ^ | 29 September 2008 | Representative Louie Gohmert
    On Friday, September 19, rank and file Republican members of Congress were notified of a conference call that would include Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. I would never disclose confidences, but it is quite public now that we were told an economic disaster was about to take this country that could be worse than the crash of 1929. Now, that’s a real attention-getter. It sure got mine. My years as a judge force me to demand factual evidence to support expert opinions. The factual evidence was then and is now less than satisfactory. Yes, credit was...
  • Obama's 'Extreme Team' On Energy

    02/06/2009 2:35:29 PM PST · by Delacon · 26 replies · 792+ views ^ | February 06, 2009 | Ben Lieberman
     One of them wanted to see Americans paying $8 a gallon for gasoline. Another tried to block access to domestic oil reserves that could one day exceed those in Saudi Arabia. Another thinks global warming is a dire crisis justifying a massive crackdown on energy -- decades after saying the same thing about global cooling. Yet another had a position in the one of the world’s top socialist organizations.Meet the Obama administration’s energy team.Forget everything you’ve heard about the president’s moderate picks on the economy, national security and other issues. When it comes to energy policy and related environmental concerns,...
  • Was financial meltdown the result of economic terrorism ?

    03/01/2011 6:34:22 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 01, 2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Pajamas Media gives an exclusive look at an analysis prepared for the Department of Defense’s Irregular Warfare Support Program (IWSP) by Cross Consulting and Services in 2009 that alleges that the economic meltdown in 2008 was no accident. Kevin Freeman argued that a run-up of speculation by sovereign-wealth funds created a bubble in the oil industry that allowed bear raids on American financial institutions, using credit swaps and other non-regulated investment instruments to crash the US financial system. Bill Gertz reported on the analysis today for the Washington Times: Evidence outlined in a Pentagon contractor report suggests that financial subversion...
  • Did China or Jihadists try to bankrupt America?

    03/01/2011 3:12:04 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:16 PM on 1st March 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full Title: "Did China or Jihadists try to bankrupt America? Pentagon report reveals financial terrorists may have triggered economic crash" Terrorists and other 'financial enemies' were likely responsible for the near collapse of the U.S. financial system in 2008, a new Pentagon report has concluded. The 2009 report, Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses, said financial terrorism by Jihadists or countries such as China may have cost the global economy $50 trillion in a series of co-ordinated strikes against the U.S. economy. In an astonishing conclusion, the report claims two unidentified traders deliberately devalued trillions of dollars' worth of stocks at...
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran, Bolivia are allies

    09/02/2008 12:48:47 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 366+ views
    AP ^ | 02 Sep 2008 | AP
    Iran and Bolivia will "stick by each other" said hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday, in comments sure to provoke concern in Washington. Ahmadinejad's statements came at a joint press conference with leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales in Tehran. He said the two government weren't interested in U.S. concerns about their close ties. "We will stick by each other's side and will be supportive of each other. (I) had extensive talks with Mr. Morales on this," he said. "The geographical distance between the two countries is long but our hearts, thoughts and wills are very close." Ahmadinejad also praised Morales...
  • Indian education turns fatal for Tibetan children

    09/23/2008 8:34:16 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 6 replies · 233+ views
    IANS / Sify ^ | Tuesday, 23 September , 2008, 15:25 | IANS
    Kathmandu: Thousands of Tibetan children and their families face stiff punishment at the hands of the Chinese government for enrolling into schools in India that are run by the Tibetan government in exile, headed by their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a rights body said. The Washington-headquartered International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) has expressed its misgivings as the ultimatum issued by the Communist Party of China authorities to the Tibetan Party and government workers expired last week. In July, Communist Party authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region had issued a directive stating that Tibetan children must confess if they have...
  • Now That It Has Collapsed, Ireland Is About To Export Its "Best-Known Natural Resource"

    11/21/2010 10:56:25 AM PST · by WebFocus · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    If you're a young and educated Irish citizen, why would you stay in Ireland right now, when your country is part of a union that allows for a pretty free flow of labor? That's the gist of an increasing number of columns, including this one by Irish emigrant Peter Geoghegan writing in The Guardian: Forty thousand Irish people left last year; with joblessness running at over 13% another 100,000 are expected to join them before the end of the next. Migration is an ingrained part of our national psyche. Almost every family carries traces of the instinct which, for two...
  • More Fright-peddling, More Bailouts

    01/20/2009 9:33:48 AM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 223+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | William F. Jasper
    Round two of the economic crime of the century has begun. On January 12, Lawrence Summers, President Obama's designee to become director of his National Economic Council, sent a letter to congressional majority and minority leaders seeking the second half of the $750 billion approved by Congress last October.   Citing Obama's economic speech of January 8, Summers wrote: "As the President-elect recently stated, 'we start 2009 in the midst of a crisis unlike any other we have seen in our lifetime.'" As you no doubt recall, last September Congress, fearing the wrath of constituents, rejected a bailout scheme put together...
  • Mahdi Bray's Secret, Checkered Past

    03/26/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 920+ views
    IPT News - An IPT Investigation ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "For all his public activity, Bray has rarely, if ever, discussed his life story in detail. His own MAS biography offers vague descriptions of his work as "a long time civil and human rights advocate." A charismatic African-American convert to Islam, Bray spent this entire decade working for Islamist organizations. Prior to joining MAS, Bray was political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). Those jobs have helped him build a growing public profile and given him access to politicians and policy makers. And that may explain his reluctance to discuss his life before political activism. The Investigative...

    08/16/2009 3:22:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies · 2,450+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2009 | Randall Hoven
    "The health care system in America is broken. Costs are rising at an unacceptable rate -- more than doubling over the last 10 years, which is nearly four times the rate of wage growth. Too many patients feel trapped by healthcare decisions dictated by HMOs. Too many doctors are torn between practicing medicine and practicing insurance. And 47 million Americans worry what will happen to them or their children if they get sick." Who do you think said that? President Obama? Actually, those words were written by Republicans. They are part of the summary of the Patients' Choice Act, introduced...
  • Freed by U.S. (former Gitmo detainee), Saudi Becomes a Qaeda Chief

    01/22/2009 8:15:01 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 34 replies · 1,055+ views
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | ROBERT F. WORTH
    The emergence of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch has underscored the potential complications in carrying out the executive order President Obama signed Thursday that the detention center be shut down within a year. The militant, Said Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the United States Embassy in Yemen's capital, Sana, in September. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. His status was announced in an Internet statement by...