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  • Pride and Perjury

    09/25/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the fourth column in a series. The first three installments, “This is Providence,” “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” and “Prayers and Preparation,” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. Defendant Kimberly Cook is not your ordinary sociologist. Before she even opens her mouth she comes across as an attractive and confident person. When she starts to talk it doesn’t take long to...
  • Pharisees and Pharaohs

    09/04/2014 4:50:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the second column in a series. The last installment, “This is Providence,” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking this link. Don’t let anyone tell you that our university officials are ignorant of the First Amendment. They are not. In fact, they know all about it. But they are actively trying to destroy it with one convoluted argument at a time. The most...
  • (Islamist) Erdogan emerges victorious in Turkish presidential elections amid low turnout

    08/11/2014 2:47:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/10/2014 | Constanze Letsch
    Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the countrys first direct presidential election on Sunday, and issued a message of unity, saying he would be a president for everyone. I will not be the president of only those who voted for me, I will be the president of 77 million, Erdogan said in a victory speech delivered from the balcony of his Justice and Development Party headquarters in Ankara. Today the national will won once again, today democracy won once again, he told thousands of flag-waving, cheering supporters. Those who didnt vote for me won as much as those who...
  • Chinas growing assertiveness is transforming Japans security policy

    07/09/2014 9:42:03 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Aljazeera, America. ^ | July 9, 2014 6:00AM ET | Jennifer Lind
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a decision to reinterpret the Japanese constitution, allowing Tokyo to militarily support partners that are under attack.
  • Foreshadowings of Obama's Foreign Policy On Treaties and Alliances, in a World in Tumult

    07/09/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 9, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On July 7, 1798, the Federalist administration of John Adams rescinded our treaties with France, sparking the Quasi-War with France, which began two days later, on July 9... and the Jeffersonians went ballistic. How DARE we break our treaties with the French, that great ally who helped us win our independence from England? Viewed on its own, without context, it does indeed sound outrageous, doesnt it? What ingrates we would be, if we break our treaties with our greatest ally, so soon after they helped us so much. The Jeffersonians known then as the Republicans, then later, the Democratic-Republicans,...
  • Lefty Meltdown Leads Latin Revival

    02/18/2014 11:27:49 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    American Interest ^ | February 17, 2014 3:51 pm | Analysis by Walter Russell Mead & Staff
    Are we about to witness a big power shift in Latin America?Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina are languishing in differing shades of turmoil, steadily losing ground to regional underdogs. The Pacific Alliance, an historic trade agreement between Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Colombia (and coming soon: Costa Rica), has the potential to recolor Latin America’s economic map and introduce some new regional powerhouses to the world stage. As The Atlantic points out, not all the credit goes to the underdogs: One reason the Pacific Alliance may succeed is the increasingly urgent need to transcend the chronic failure to link Latin America’s economies.The...
  • MK Shaked: Alliance with Lapid Rock Solid

    03/02/2013 3:30:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) said Saturday that the alliance between her party and Yesh Atid is rock solid. "The situation at this moment is that we are going into a government with Yesh Atid," MK Shaked told Channel 10. She added that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had missed the boat for getting Bayit Yehudi to join his coalition independently of Yesh Atid. "If the prime minister had turned to us immediately after the elections, we would have gone in," she said. "Netanyahu had a very clear plan," Shaked said, "to establish a government with Yesh Atid and the hareidim....
  • Irans Ahmadinejad entices Egypt into alliance

    02/07/2013 7:48:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2013 4:54 PM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried Thursday to entice Egypt into a new alliance that could reshape the turbulent Middle East, speaking of forging comprehensive and unfettered relations after decades of distrust. A warming of ties between the two regional heavyweights could have uncomfortable repercussions for the U.S. and its wealthy Gulf allies, giving Iran a foothold to spread its influence in Egypt. In turn, Egypt could gain an avenue to influence the fate of Syria, a key ally of Iran, as well as economic benefits. Ahmadinejads visit is the first by an Iranian president in 30 years and he...
  • Leftist/Jihadist Alliance: Al Jazeera acquires Current TV

    01/02/2013 6:26:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/2/13 | Robert
    As I noted earlier today, Al-Jazeera has been dubbed "the most powerful voice of the Muslim Brotherhood." And Pamela Geller has noted that "Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been...
  • Op-Ed: Have Israel and Islamists Joined Forces Against Iran?

    12/01/2012 12:31:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/12 | Ted Belman
    Have Israel and the Islamists joined forces against Iran? According to DEBKA the answer is yes. But do we believe DEBKA? On Nov 23rd DEBKA reported Obamas pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israels nod for ceasefire....it will be a great victory for PM Netanyahu and Israel. But if that is true, why hasnt Netanyahu mentioned it in concrete terms and why has no one corroborated the report. The article explains: When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Jerusalem from Bangkok Tuesday, she tried assuring Netanyahu that President Obama had decided to accelerate the construction of...
  • Report: Kurds, Tehran Unite to Fight Turkey

    10/10/2012 11:51:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/10/12 | Chana Yaar
    A Turkish newspaper reported Wednesday the Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party terror group has struck a deal with Tehran to fight Turkey. The report indicates a rapidly-developing trend towards a broad unity of Kurds in a pact with Iran against its western neighbor, furthering the chances of a regional war. The news was revealed in a confession that came from a PKK (Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party) terrorist who allegedly surrendered to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), Today's Zaman reported, quoting the Sabah daily newspaper. According to the report, the deal brokered between the Iranian wing of the PKK,...
  • Obama: Let's Renew the Bond with Israel

    09/13/2012 4:10:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/9/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday released a video greeting to the Jewish people in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Obama suggested that the New Year was a time to repair his country's relationship with Israel, at the end of a week in which he and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had been at odds over Iran's nuclear program. video As we look forward to the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays Sunday night, I want to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating the New Year, Obama said. This is a joyful time for millions of...
  • Karen Ackerman: Unholy Union Mover and shaker in union circles affiliated with the Soros-organized

    08/21/2012 8:05:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/12 | Bill McMorris
    The most influential money-mover of the modern labor movement is also affiliated with the secretive Democracy Alliance. Karen Ackerman launched two of the most expensive political operations of the 2004 and 2008 elections as political director of union giant American Federation of Labor-Congress Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The union spent $150 million to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004 and pledged $200 millionmore than 40 percent of the $450 million spent by labor groups that yearto elect Barack Obama in 2008. Ackermans ability to generate massive political capital made her a star of the left, leading to a $143,000 payday...
  • Lisa Blue: The Queen of Torts Texas trial lawyer power couple and former Democracy Alliance

    08/16/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/16/12 | Bill McMorris
    Editors Note: Details of the WFBs Democracy Alliance expos can be found here. The millionaire trial lawyer who helped keep John Edwards affair and lovechild with Rielle Hunter under wraps was also a member of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive liberal cash clearinghouse. Lisa Blue, a millionaire Texas trial lawyer with extensive ties to Washington lobbyists and the Obama administration, joined the group with her husband, the late Fred Baron, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Barons were drawn to the group by the prospect of pushing the party farther to the left. This is the...
  • The Democracy Alliance -The Secret Soros Network Exposed

    08/15/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/15/12 | staff
    The Washington Free Beacon has obtained a secret list of donors to a shadowy left-wing organization known formally as the Democracy Alliance. The group, organized by billionaire currency speculator George Soros, has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to an institutional network of Democratic organizations that do not disclose their donors even as they work to advance a radical policy agenda. Check back regularly as the Free Beacon exposes the individuals behind this dark money campaign.
  • FBI playing around with One Hundred Heads. Michigan Patriot Alliance under threat of another Waco?

    06/22/2012 9:48:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 6/22/12 | Dutchman6
    Received today this message from the leader of the Michigan Patriot Alliance. The Trainer is a personal friend of mine and I have personally met many of the MPA. The Trainer is a life-long veteran of the U.S. military, a serious man, an honest man and courageous to a fault. For all I know, his friendship with me is why he is being leaned on by the criminal enterprise currently covering up the true circumstances of the Brian Terry murder known as the "Federal Bureau of Investigation." If his group is being targeted by the FBI for another Waco then...
  • Iran Boasts of End to US-Israel Alliance

    05/16/2012 4:41:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    An Iranian newspaper tied to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently boasted that United States has rejected Israel within recent months. It can be said that within the last 60 years, this is the first time that the Zionist regime, since its illegal inception, has had to endure rejection by the West over its vision and interest in the region, wrote Sadollah Zarei, according to a translation by Reza Kahlili. The author writes that the only obstacle remaining is the Saudi Royal Family and once it falls, Israel can be destroyed. With diminishing support for Israel and with the (upcoming) collapse...
  • The Mitt Trotsky-RuPaul Axis Of Evil

    02/26/2012 2:34:14 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Absolutely Non Paul ^ | 2/26/12 | Alan Levy
    As has been reported by Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, there's an alliance of sorts between Mitt Romney (aka---Mitt Trotsky) and Ron Paul (aka---RuPaul, Jew hater Ron Paul, Dr. Demento, Crazy Uncle Ron, Iran Paul, and Dr. Newsletter). In other words, Mittiots like Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge are now marching under RuPaul's Swastika, while Paultards like Screwy Lewy Rockwell are now marching under Trotsky's Hammer and Sickle. (Poland is very, very nervous right now.) In the past 20 debates, RuPaul and Mitt Trotsky have never had one cross word for each other, while both attacked every Conservative that dared...
  • For Romney and Paul, A Strategic Alliance Between Establishment and Outsider

    RENO, NEV. The remaining candidates in the winnowed Republican presidential field are attacking one another with abandon, each day bringing fresh headlines of accusations and outrage. But Mitt Romney and Ron Paul havent laid a hand on each other.
  • The Clear Conservative Path To GOP Nomination

    01/31/2012 7:43:35 PM PST · by rbmillerjr · 48 replies
    The Every Day Conservative ^ | Jan. 31, 2012 | RB Miller
    The Clear Conservative Path To GOP Nomination (Graphic Here) Romney had a big victory in Florida, but it wasn't as big as Fox News and the Establishment want to persuade conservatives: 1. Florida Delegates were only 50 versus 100, due to Florida violating Primary rules. 2. Ron Paul didn't campaign in Florida 3. Santorum had personal affairs to tend to and campaigned little in Florida and went to Nevada. The Path (Click Here) These factors lead to a bigger percentage win for Romney, which the GOP Establishment will play up as a huge victory. It's not a huge victory, it's...
  • The Necessity of an Occupy Wall Street and TeaParty Alliance

    10/20/2011 11:36:25 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 35 replies
    The multitude ^ | October 17th, 2011, 8:52 pm | Jackofhearts
    "I hope you can see the logic of this idea, please understand that we must avoid being used by the elites to simply revitalize their parties."
  • Obsessed with liberty

    10/05/2011 8:06:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5
    World Magazine ^ | October 8, 2011 | Warren Cole Smith
    Alan Sears is the president, CEO, and general counsel of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), often called the conservative counterweight to the liberal American Civil Liberties Union. Since ADF's founding in 1994, he has been involved with thousands of cases dealing with freedom of religion, abortion, marriage, and family composition, and has led the training of more than 1,500 lawyers.
  • Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors

    09/18/2011 7:44:29 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 September 2011 | Anthony Shadid
    ANKARA, Turkey A newly assertive Turkey offered on Sunday a vision of a starkly realigned Middle East, where the countrys former allies in Syria and Israel fall into deeper isolation, and a burgeoning alliance with Egypt underpins a new order in a region roiled by revolt and revolution.
  • NATO: Can the Europeans Defend Themselves? Alliance of the Unwilling

    06/15/2011 10:06:43 PM PDT · by coldphoenix · 10 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 15 2011 | Josef Joffe
    The irony couldnt be thicker. Here are 500 million inhabitants of the European Union with a gross domestic product that is the worlds largest. Yet the U.S., dragged along by Little Napoleon, a k a Nicholas Sarkozy, flies most of the sorties -- not to speak of providing all the World War IV stuff like space-based surveillance the Europeans cant field themselves. So Europe doesnt want to put in its money where its mouth is, and Germany hasnt even opened it. Unlike neutral Sweden, Europes No. 1 power has strictly refused to go along, mumbling that force never solves political...
  • Iran's president calls for post-Soviet security alliance to unite in alliance against West

    06/15/2011 8:20:17 AM PDT · by silentknight · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | June 15, 2011 | Peter Leonard
    ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Wednesday for a security alliance of several former Soviet nations and China to form a united front against the West. Ahmadinejad's address to fellow heads of state at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kazakhstan will likely deepen suspicions that the bloc is intended as a counterweight to the United States across the region. In a summit declaration signed by all the member states, the organization also attacked missile defense programs in another apparent dig at the United States.
  • Peter Fonda calls Obama 'traitor' at Cannes

    05/19/2011 8:29:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/19/11 | Staff
    CANNES, France (AFP) Peter Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill. The star of the 1969 road movie "Easy Rider" was in Cannes for the premiere of "The Big Fix" by Rebecca and Josh Tickell, the only feature documentary in the official selection at the Cannes film festival this year. Fonda -- a keen environmentalist and co-producer of the film which centres on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing...
  • How Khadafy can win

    03/26/2011 3:05:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 25, 2011 | KEN ALLARD
    Moammar Khadafy can survive and even prevail over the vastly more pow erful and technologically advanced NATO-led coalition. To do so, the Libyan dictator can not only exploit the inherent weaknesses of any coalition, but even turn NATO's technologies into a weakness. From the Navy's Top Gun to the Army's OPFOR (Opposing Force), the US military systematically trains to think like its enemies -- to anticipate how the enemy will try to overcome US advantages, pitting his strengths against our weaknesses. This classic "Red Hat versus Blue Hat" analysis begins by comparing objectives. The United States and NATO want to...
  • Is NATO Crumbling?: Analysis

    10/21/2010 11:28:44 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 10/21/2010 | By Joe Pappalardo
    There will be a lot at stake at the end of November when world leaders gather for a pivotal NATO meeting in Lisbon. The meeting is meant to hash out a new Strategic Concept, an all-encompassing document issued every decade that guides the alliance's actions and priorities. The last Concept was drafted before 9/11, before the subsequent invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and before Russia's resurgence as a regional power (and a worldwide power player). NATO was smaller back then, as well, and has since adopted countries in the former Soviet Union that border Russia. It's a different worldand there...
  • Death Bonuses for Senators, Death Taxes for Americans

    10/07/2010 11:01:21 AM PDT · by lward99 · 26 replies
    Alliance for Retirement Prosperity ^ | 10/7/2010 | WeTheAlliance
    How Dare They! These self-serving, self-righteous thieves! Right before Congress slinked away to beg for their jobs The U.S. Senate voted to pay Senator Byrd's family a $193,400 Death Bonus! Please, make no mistake about it. This was not a charitable act of good will. This was a blatant display of Washington cronyism at it's worst. Believe me, I would applaud a charitable act from our elitists in the Senate. But not one Senator took a thin dime out of his/her pocket. THEY TOOK IT OUT OF OURS! Senator Robert Byrd was no charity case. He was a U.S....
  • Obamas Jihad

    08/22/2010 1:06:31 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 22, 2010 | Gary Bauer
    A new Time poll finds that one quarter of Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim. Whats most interesting about that fraction is that more Americans now believe Obama is a Muslim than believed it when he was running for President two years ago. As Americans have gotten to know their President better, more have apparently come to believe he prays to Allah. Big media predictably is interpreting the poll as exposing Americans ignorance and xenophobia. But it is actually the best evidence yet that, whatever his faith, the first new President since 9/11 has exposed himself as the Islamophile-in-Chief....
  • US-JAPAN ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP CRUMBLING (Cover Story/Photo of Nikkei Business) (Translation)

    05/20/2010 8:15:24 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 38 replies · 1,492+ views
    Out on stands, now, here in Japan. Mass circulation. Hope and "CHANGE"."CHANGE" (North Korea and Red China) can believe in. Hmmm mmmm MMMM!
  • NATO unveils draft of new mission statement

    05/17/2010 2:38:15 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 301+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/2010 | AP via Yahoo News
    NATO must win the war in Afghanistan, expand ties with Russia, counter the threat posed by Iran's missiles, and assure the security of its 28 members, according to its new mission statement for the next decade. The draft document, released Monday, seeks to bridge a growing rift between the U.S., which favors a greater international role for NATO, and European nations that want it to retain its traditional defensive focus. "NATO must be versatile and efficient enough to operate far from home," said former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, head of the team of experts who wrote the document....
  • Russia shows a friendlier face to the world but Britain is kept in the cold

    05/11/2010 6:14:36 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 19 replies · 668+ views
    timesonline ^ | May 12, 2010 | Tony Halpin
    Russia is planning to show a friendlier face to the West to try to rebuild its economy with foreign capital and expertise but Britain appears to have been left out of its plans. A Foreign Ministry list of countries with whom Russia will seek modernising alliances omits to mention Britain, a sign that relations remain strained after the 2006 murder in London of Alexander Litvinenko, the Kremlin critic and former spy. The two countries have also clashed over Russias brief war with Georgia in 2008 and a number of other disputes. The Programme for Effective Use of Foreign Policy...
  • Tokyo wobbles on the American alliance (Obama Humiliates Another Key American Ally)

    04/22/2010 9:18:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 56 replies · 1,729+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 4/21/2010 | David Pilling
    When Japans prime minister visited Washington this month, Japanese officials lobbied intensely to get him a one-on-one with Barack Obama. In the end, Yukio Hatoyama had to settle for just 10 minutes, and even that during a banquet when the US president was presumably more interested in the appetisers and wine. These things matter in Japan. One senior politician called the put-down as it was inevitably viewed in Tokyo humiliating. He even noted that the Japanese prime minister was shunted to the edge of a group photo, the diplomatic equivalent of banishment to Siberia. It would be wrong...
  • Cold War defence alliance to wind down

    03/24/2010 9:18:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 305+ views
    AFP via Yahoo Canada News ^ | 3/24/2040 | AFP via Yahoo Canada News
    The Cold War-era Western European Union defence alliance, set up in the wake of World War II, is to cease functioning, its assembly's head Robert Walter said on Wednesday. "The WEU as an organisation will be wound down within a year or so," said British parliamentarian Walter, who presides over the Paris-based assembly of the international grouping. The body was initiated by Belgium, Britain, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in 1948 and later expanded to include Germany, Italy, Spain and others. Its founding principles were "to afford assistance to each other in resisting any policy of aggression," and "to promote...
  • Hannitized is Sanitized

    03/21/2010 3:40:53 PM PDT · by Nephi · 47 replies · 1,777+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | March 19, 2010 | David Frum
    Debbie Schlussel posted a long piece last evening about a charity that Sean Hannity is affiliated with, accusing them of malfeasance and mismangement. FrumForum has done an exhaustive investigation of the charity in question, Freedom Alliance, and found enough evidence to substantially rebut each of Schlussels claims. Ill approach them one by one.
  • Two public policy groups see opportunity in Ohio for 'green-collar' jobs (Weather Underground)

    01/26/2010 1:14:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Crain's Cleveland ^ | 1/25/10 | MARK DODOSH
    Two public policy groups see opportunity in Ohio for 'green-collar' jobsBy MARK DODOSH 12:25 pm, January 25, 2010 The two public policy groups Apollo Alliance of San Francisco and Policy Matters Ohio have released a joint report that recommends changes in Ohio's job training efforts in order to better prepare people for what they call green-collar jobs in the clean energy sector of the economy. The report, Mapping Green Career Pathways: Job Training Opportunities and Infrastructure in Ohio, said many of the elements of a green training infrastructure already exist in Ohio. However, the two groups say there...
  • India likely to move on U.S. military pact

    05/25/2009 6:15:42 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 10 replies · 658+ views
    Reuters ^ | 25 May 2009 | Reuters
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's new ruling coalition, freed of pressure from its former communist allies, is expected to move forward soon on a military logistics deal with the United States that would help U.S. operations in the region. The Logistics Support Agreement (LSA), on hold for more than two years, allows refueling, maintenance and servicing of military ships and planes from both countries at each other's ports and bases. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former communist allies opposed the agreement, saying Indian military bases could become permanent ports of call for the U.S. military engaged in unilateral operations in the...
  • Afghanistan, Alliance's Future Role Command NATOs Focus at Summit

    04/03/2009 4:07:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 277+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2009 NATO has pressing issues concerning Afghanistan and the alliances future role amid celebrations of its 60th anniversary, President Barack Obama said today. Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to reporters in Baden-Baden, Germany, today the first day of the annual NATO summit meeting of 28 member countries that takes place in Strasbourg, France, and Kehl, Germany, through tomorrow, and a day before NATOs 60th birthday. As we celebrate this important landmark for NATO, we are reminded that not only do we have immediate joint efforts in Afghanistan that have to be bolstered...
  • New Jersey Guard Celebrates Alliance With Albania

    12/05/2008 3:28:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 432+ views
    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Dec. 5, 2008 The New Jersey National Guard is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its alliance with the republic of Albania through the State Partnership Program. The State Partnership Program, launched by the National Guard Bureau and the U.S. State Department in the 1990s, was started to foster alliances between U.S. states and former Soviet countries, officials said. Soldiers and airmen with the New Jersey National Guard have worked with their counterparts in Albania since 1993 to modernize the former communist nations defense forces and prepare it for membership in NATO. Albania is scheduled to join...
  • Enlarging the Atlantic Alliance

    04/22/2008 3:40:40 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 2 replies · 121+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2008 | Ruport Murdoch
    In the aftermath of World War II, statesmen on both sides of the Atlantic recognized that the defense of freedom would require the active engagement of a new generation of leaders. The result was the Atlantic alliance. In the six decades that followed, this alliance helped the West prevail against Soviet communism and ensured the advance of democracy from the Atlantic to the Urals. Today we may be tempted to bask in our achievements and wax nostalgic about all we have been through. But this is no time for nostalgia. At this moment, our alliance now finds itself threatened on...
  • India, U.S. should prepare for joint military operations

    04/20/2008 6:36:41 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 8 replies · 102+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 20th April, 2008
    New Delhi: A former Pacific commander of the United States said on Saturday that the Indian armed forces needed to move beyond generic joint activities with their U.S. counterparts and towards focused interaction based on military operations they are likely to conduct together. Speaking at the IISS-CITI India Global Forum organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies here on Saturday, Admiral (retd.) Dennis C. Blair noted that the U.S. provision of security in the post-war period had helped Asia maintain peace and security all these years. But as their economies and defence capabilities grow, he added, Asian powers like...
  • Is Chavez admitting an alliance with FARC?

    03/02/2008 11:25:11 AM PST · by jdm · 50 replies · 215+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 02, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    The juxtaposition of events in Colombia and Venezuela give a compelling indication that Hugo Chavez has allied himself with FARC, the terrorist rebels just across his border. The day after the Columbians managed to kill FARCs second in command, Chavez moved ten battalions to the border, threatening war against the US-allied government in Bogota, which he called criminal: President Hugo Chavez on Sunday ordered 10 battalions of troops to the border with Colombia after Colombias military killed a top rebel leader.Chavez told his defense minister: move 10 battalions for me to the border with Colombia, immediately. He also ordered the...
  • Israel helped India turn around Kargil war?

    02/08/2008 6:37:22 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 141+ views
    United News of India(UNI) ^ | February 08, 2008
    Israel helped India turn around Kargil war? UNI | February 08, 2008 | 19:10 IST In a startling revelation, the Israeli Ambassador in New Delhi, Mark Sofer, has said that his country had assisted India in 'turning around' the situation during the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan. In an interview with a weekly, the envoy disclosed how defence ties between the two countries got a boost after Kargil when Israel came to India's rescue at a critical time, helping turn around the situation on the ground. 'I think we proved to the Indian government that you can rely on us,...
  • Marriage on trial in Oregon (Cheating and Disenfranchisement in the NW)

    01/31/2008 12:14:24 PM PST · by Squidpup · 3 replies · 119+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | January 31, 2008 | ADF
    Marriage on trial in Oregon Hearing affects not only the future of marriage, but also your right to be heard. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On November 2, 2004, 57 percent of Oregon voters voted in favor of Measure 36, a constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage as the union of one man and one woman only. This was a critical measure, a significant step in protecting marriage. Nevertheless, this amendment did not stop advocates of the homosexual legal agenda, who have been working around the clock ever since to reverse the expressed will of the people. Last year, the activists found an ally when...
  • Turkey, Still a Western Ally?

    12/05/2007 12:38:54 PM PST · by forty_years · 7 replies · 129+ views
    netwmd.com ^ | 12/5/2007 | Daniel Pipes
    "Far from being the source of anti-Americanism in Turkey, the AKP represents an ideal partner for the United States in the region." So asserts Joshua W. Walker, a former Turkey desk officer at the State Department now studying at Princ­eton University, referring to the Justice and Development Party (known as the AKP). Writing in The Washington Quarterly, Walker supports his thesis by noting the constructive Turkish role in Iraq, praising "how carefully the AKP has guarded the [U.S.] alliance and tried to work with the Bush administration, partic­ularly when compared to other European nations."Not just that; he welcomes the weakening...
  • Sadr's movement pulls out of Iraq alliance

    09/15/2007 8:10:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 641+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/07 | Dominic Evans and Waleed Ibrahim
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The political movement loyal to anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr quit Iraq's ruling Shi'ite Alliance on Saturday, leaving Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition in a precarious position in parliament. The move further weakens the ruling coalition, which even before the defection had failed to push through laws aimed at reconciling Iraq's warring majority Shi'ite and minority Sunni Arabs. Maliki's government now enjoys the support of only about half of Iraq's 275 lawmakers, although it could survive with the support of a handful of independent lawmakers. "The political committee has declared the withdrawal of the Sadr bloc from the...
  • Naval wargame does not target China, says US [NAVAL EXERCISE PICTURES!]

    09/06/2007 11:40:43 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 25 replies · 1,563+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 Sept., 2007 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The ongoing naval wargame in the Bay of Bengal involving five nations does not "target" China but is designed to shape strategic choices by regional actors like India, a senior Pentagon official has said. "This exercise does not target China. It is designed to shape strategic choices being made by all regional actors. Malabar is a sign of responsible stakeholders interested in promoting peace and security by a visible presence," said Brigadier General John Toolan, Principal Director for South and South East Asia at the US Department of Defence. The four-day 'Malabar Exercise' started on September 4 with the...
  • Full Text: The New Shi'a-Kurdish Alliance

    08/16/2007 4:50:42 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 8 replies · 494+ views
    iraqslogger ^ | 8/16/07
    Four ruling Iraqi parties have agreed to a "new" political alliance and set of principles after intense deliberation. As reported earlier, the Shi'a Islamic Da'wa Party and Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council have signed an agreement with the two principal Kurdish parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Notably absent from the "new" agreement are any Sunni Arab political forces. The Iraqi Islamic Party of Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi left the negotiations. Also absent are any other opposition groups, including the secular Iraqi National List of former Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, and the Shi'a groups that...
  • Iraq-Iran petrol alliance signed

    08/12/2007 2:14:48 AM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 562+ views
    Sabah (Turkey) ^ | 12AUG07 | Sabah
    Nouri Al Maliki, who visited Turkey at the beginning of the week, signed the oil pipe alliance with Iran. The unexpected closeness between these two countries caused the relations with the USA to decline. The alliance between Iraq and Iran brought about reaction from the USA President George W. Bush. Bush warned Maliki on Iraq's close relation with Iran and said, "I hope he (Maliki) has warned Iran sharply. I am sure that Maliki does not suppose that they are being constructive."