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  • Obama Ignores Chinese Provocation In Alaska Waters

    09/16/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, at the dawn of what would be called the “American Century,” sent the Great White Fleet on a 14-month-long world cruise, Consisting of four naval squadron including four battleships each accompanied by their escorts, it was a signal that America had arrived as a world power and was going to be a player. By sending five warships into Alaskan territorial waters while President Obama visited the 49th state to eat bear-killed salmon, rename Mt. McKinley, and warn of non-existent climate change,, China has made a similar statement that it intends this to be the Chinese...
  • Russia S300 Deal Confirms Iran On Road To Nukes

    08/20/2015 10:05:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Confirmation of Iran’s intention to develop nuclear weapons comes in the form of the announcement that the sale of Russia’s sophisticated and state-of-the-art S300 air and missile defense missile system has now reached the delivery stage. One does not need such weaponry to defend reactors generating nothing but electricity. In touting his deal with Iran over its nuclear program, which at best merely kicks the can past the end of his presidency so others can be blamed when it fails, President Obama has said that if Iran breaks the agreement we will know it. That sale and delivery of the...
  • Point Man on U.S. Sanctions to Depart

    01/23/2011 10:22:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/24/11 | JAY SOLOMON
    ISTANBUL—The point man for the Obama administration's financial wars on Iran, North Korea and al Qaeda, Stuart Levey, has decided to leave his senior U.S. Treasury Department post at what is turning out to be a particularly critical time. Mr. Levey's departure will leave President Barack Obama without the principal architect of Washington's economic-sanctions campaign against Tehran, just as that campaign is likely to be ramped up following the breakdown of talks among Iran, the U.S. and a bloc of global powers on Saturday. The negotiations, held in Turkey, were aimed at curtailing Iran's nuclear program. With no date set...
  • Jindal: Obama ‘Declared War on Trans Fats and a Ceasefire’ With [Iran]

    08/07/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    ( – During a “voters first presidential forum” in New Hampshire on Monday, GOP presidential candidate Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran, saying he “declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism.” “This is a bad deal. He’s declared war on trans fats and a ceasefire with the largest state-sanctioned sponsor of terrorism,” said Jindal regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. As previously reported, the Food and Drug Administration ruled in June that trans fat is not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food and gave...
  • WASHINGTON DIARY: IRAN DEAL COMES BETWEEN THE JEWS [Bibi to give another speech against Obama]

    08/04/2015 7:36:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies ^ | 8/3/15 | Tal Shalev
    Jewish leaders are targets of intense and vicious campaigns. 'This type of fight leads to divorce,' says one WASHINGTON. Almost three weeks after the Iran deal was signed in Vienna, the storm winds in Washington and Jerusalem refuse to die down. As the US Senate begins its final week of deliberations before lawmakers leave for their summer recess, both the Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu are set to give major policy speeches regarding the deal, targeting, among others, the hearts and minds of the Jewish senators who will be key to determining the outcome of the scheduled September vote on...
  • Why the Iran deal is in danger

    07/23/2015 1:21:33 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 11 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    The Obama administration has to be worried about the polling data on the Iran deal. It’s not good, not good at all. According to Pew, which released a survey this week, 38 percent support it and 48 percent oppose.... The Pew results appear to contradict an earlier Washington Post/ABC poll that found 56 percent support for the deal with 37 percent against. But that 56-37 number is hinky. It doesn’t jibe with other findings in the same survey. For example, 35 percent said they approved of the president’s handling of Iran, while 52 percent disapproved. Since the president’s “handling of...
  • Obama, You're No Ronald Reagan

    07/21/2015 5:07:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    At his press conference last Wednesday, our president of self-regard again linked himself with Ronald Reagan, seeking to equate his supposed success in gaining a deal with Iran not to build a nuclear weapon for 10 years to Reagan's arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. There is at least one major difference, which causes Obama's analogy to collapse. Reagan regarded the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" and vowed to defeat it. He said not just the Soviet Union, but communism itself, would wind up "on the ash heap of history." Obama hears, sees and speaks no evil against...
  • U.S. Troops Face Eating, Drinking Restrictions During Ramadan

    06/26/2015 1:31:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 6/26/15 | Heryl Bier
    A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander in Southwest Asia, said that the U.S. is "committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity." But he added that soldiers should "become more informed and appreciative of the traditions and history of the people in this region of the world... [R]emember we are guests here and that the host nation...
  • Time to Recognize the Iranian Resistance

    06/12/2015 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    With the June 30 deadline for a deal with Iran on halting its nuclear weapons program fast approaching, the Obama administration is playing its usual bait-and-switch game. When talks first began, the administration said its goal was to dismantle Iran's nuclear infrastructure. Now the administration seems willing to accept any deal the Iranians are willing to agree to that might slow Iran's race, even marginally, to build a bomb. In return, U.N. economic sanctions that have crippled the Iranian economy would be lifted. But those sanctions are the one point of leverage we have against one of the most brutal...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo In Cuba

    04/21/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 4/20/15
    ...Cuomo speaks at the beginning of a Business Rountable with Cuban and American business leaders held at the Hotel Parque Central in Havana, Cuba....
  • Appeasement and the Near-Sighted Visionary

    04/17/2015 11:26:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 17, 2015 | David Stokes
    When the word “appeasement” was first identified with the foreign policy of a nation, it was on purpose. Now a term of derision generally applied to political leaders who seem to be clueless about apparent danger, it was never really a “bad” word until it became forever identified with foreign policy failures in Great Britain under the premiership of Neville Chamberlain. The word itself simply means to pacify or soothe. Most of us understand that there is a measure of this required for peaceful and civilized living and discourse. But when appeasement met Adolf Hitler, it was manipulated, twisted, scorned...
  • The Diplomatic Track to War

    04/06/2015 8:08:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 3, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    The world powers assembled at Lausanne, Switzerland, with the representatives of the Islamic Republic may or may not reach a framework deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program. But succeed or fail, the disaster that their negotiations have unleashed is already unfolding. The damage they have caused is irreversible. US President Barack Obama, his advisers and media cheerleaders have long presented his nuclear diplomacy with the Iran as the only way to avoid war. Obama and his supporters have castigated as warmongers those who oppose his policy of nuclear appeasement with the world’s most prolific state sponsor of terrorism. But the opposite...
  • US reportedly backed down on initial goals in Iran talks

    04/03/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The emerging reports indicate the U.S. team, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, gradually backed down over the course of the talks as Iran's delegation dug in. The Wall Street Journal, citing current and former U.S. representatives at the discussions, claimed the White House had initially hoped to persuade Iran to dismantle much of the country's nuclear infrastructure when talks started in late 2013, only to be told categorically that Iran would not do so.
  • The Gathering Storm - 1974

    04/02/2015 3:06:12 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1974 | Winston Churchill (book), Colin Morris (TV/movie)
    Published on May 23, 2014 The story of British prime minister Winston Churchill, focusing on his place in British life just prior to World War II. Starring: Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna, Robert Hardy, Ian Bannen Directed by: Herbert Wise
  • Crude falls as Iran deal to include lifting of all oil sanctions

    04/02/2015 11:01:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Forex Live ^ | 4/2/15 | Adam Button
    WTI crude fell below the earlier lows near $48.50 and down to $48.23 as reports reveal that once the deal is completed (presumably on June 30) all oil and banking sanctions against Iran will be lifted.
  • BREAKING: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached

    04/02/2015 10:48:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 173 replies ^ | 04/02/2015 | Political MoJo Previous
    The U.S. and other international negotiators reportedly have agreed to the outlines of an understanding with Iran that would allow for a final phase of nuclear talks. The Associated Press, citing officials, reported on the agreement, while noting that negotiators are still in a dispute over how much to make public. A press conference is about to begin to announce the details, but according to Reuters it looks like Iran has agreed to suspend much of its nuclear program.
  • Why it is right to scrutinise Obama's nuclear deal with Iran

    03/28/2015 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/28/2015 | Peter Foster
    Those who would even question the merits of this deal are dismissed by administration aides as “warmongers”, ... Unfortunately, there are plenty of worrying signs that is not what is happening in Lausanne, where it now seems Iran will be allowed to keep 6,000 of its centrifuges, considerably more than the 500-1,500 the US originally wanted, or the 4,000 “compromise” offer Washington made a year ago. Even more worryingly, the US is reportedly considering allowing Iran to keep some centrifuges at Fordow, the impenetrably hardened underground facility that Iran built in secret, and only admitted to having in 2009 ......
  • U.S. Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together

    03/26/2015 4:24:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 95 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 26, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    LAUSSANE, Switzerland—The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations. U.S. negotiators are said to have given up ground on demands that Iran be forced to disclose the full range of its nuclear activities at the outset of a nuclear deal, a concession experts say would gut the verification the Obama administration has vowed would stand as the crux of a deal with Iran. Until recently, the Obama administration had...
  • Our Supreme Leader is a Supreme Fool

    03/21/2015 8:46:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 20, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    I know that Barack Obama fancies himself a grand strategist the likes of which the world has never seen. (Okay, that may be true, but not in the way he thinks.) In an important essay last month at Mosaic, Michael Doran drew a revealing portrait of “Obama’s secret Iran agenda” that cast light on dark corners. If you want to understand Obama’s strategery, Doran’s essay is the place to go. Today Steve Hayes adds a timely update in his Weekly Standard editorial “Obama’s Iran agenda.” Whatever the sophisticated thinking behind it, Obama’s strategy looks like appeasement. It certainly has a...
  • Conan O'Brien on his Cuban Jaunt: 'I felt really strongly about this'

    03/05/2015 6:11:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/4/15 | Andrea Morabito
    No late-night talk show host had filmed in Cuba since Jack Paar in 1959 — so when President Obama announced plans to thaw relations with the country last December, Conan O’Brien jumped on the opportunity. His resulting four-day, clandestine trip to Havana over President’s Day weekend is documented on Wednesday’s episode of “Conan” (11 p.m. on TBS) — which finds the 6-foot-4, red-haired host in a country where the locals don’t recognize him (and he has only an eighth-grade knowledge of Spanish with which to communicate).
  • Appeasing a Bellicose Expansionist at MUNICH by Handing Him Somebody Else's Territory...?

    02/10/2015 3:13:43 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    -while sending Jews fleeing for their lives? What could possibly go wrong? While never sure of his true motivations, I find myself for the first time in memory agreeing with Obama's position on something -talk of sending weaponry to Kiev- and in the face of fierce opposition by the Europeans. But if Washington can't see why a why an EU surrender to a economically weak, backward Russia was pretty much inevitable, those in the Kremlin could: sold-out, corrupt traitors like Gerhard Shroeder long ago hooked-up the EU's natural gas demand to The Bear's teat.  Alas, Europeans do seem to be slowly...
  • The Roots of Obama’s Appeasement

    02/05/2015 1:20:48 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/5/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The president’s disastrous foreign policy is as much a product of his own vanity as anything else. Members of the Obama administration have insisted that the Taliban are not terrorists. Those responsible for the recent Paris killings are not radical Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular. Jihad is a “legitimate tenet of Islam.” And “violent extremism,” “workplace violence,” or “man-caused disaster” better describe radical Islamic terrorism. Domestic terrorism is just as likely caused by returning U.S. combat veterans, according to one report by a federal agency. What is the point of such linguistic appeasement? The word “appeasement” long ago...
  • Time To Arm Ukraine With Defensive Weapons

    02/04/2015 2:42:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 4, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Aggression: As Russian-backed separatist rebels continue their advance, it's becoming clear even to administration officials that Ukraine needs more help than first-aid kits and K-rations. A report issued Monday by eight former senior American officials urges the Obama administration to send — and send quickly — some $3 billion in defensive military equipment as it becomes increasingly evident that the effects of sanctions the president says have hurt Russia have not been apparent on the ground in Ukraine. Among the officials advocating the move, the New York Times reports, is former senior Pentagon official Michele Flournoy, once on the short...
  • Obama warns U.S. Congress against more sanctions on Iran

    01/16/2015 12:40:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 29 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton
    U.S. President Barack Obama warned U.S. lawmakers on Friday not to trigger new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, saying such a move would upset diplomatic talks and increase the likelihood of a military conflict with Tehran. In a joint news conference at the White House, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron urged members of Congress to be patient and hold off on any legislation calling for further sanctions now
  • Flexibility: New Russian Military Doctrine Names NATO Key Risk

    01/12/2015 3:44:22 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    New Cold War: A revised Russian military doctrine identifies NATO as Moscow's No. 1 threat, as the Obama administration announced it was returning control of 15 bases in Europe back to the host governments. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave President Obama a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking in the form of a revised strategic doctrine. It re-emphasizes that NATO, notwithstanding President Obama's "flexibility" and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "reset" button, is the No. 1 strategic threat facing Russia. We are reminded of Obama's rebuke of Mitt Romney in the third presidential debate, when the GOP nominee...
  • Radical Islam: Zbigniew Brzezinski Argues for Appeasement

    01/09/2015 5:33:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    He did stop short of claiming his approach would lead to "peace in our time." But Zbigniew Brzezinski has otherwise clearly argued for the appeasement of radical Islam. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Jimmy Carter's former national security adviser criticized some of the satire directed at Islam as "unnecessarily nasty" and "extraordinarily provocative." He said that it was very important "to avoid becoming the number one enemy of the fanatics." Brzezinski argued that we must not be engaged "in anything that appears to be a struggle against Islam," and he criticized President George W. Bush for speaking of a war...
  • Charlie Hebdo attack: At least 12 killed (Cowards Blurred out Charlie Hebdo Cover in story)

    01/07/2015 9:29:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 7, 2015 | Meg Warner and Ginny Power
    Two cops and 10 journalists were killed Wednesday when terrorists armed with guns and a rocket launcher stormed the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine famous for making fun of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed and Islamic leaders. The three shooters are still on the loose after they fled from the newsroom in Paris' 11th administrative district, about five miles from the Eiffel Tower.
  • Profile in cowardice: UK Telegraph blurs, crops out Muhammad cartoon while reporting on Paris

    01/07/2015 8:32:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 7, 2015 | Staff
    Tweeters are appalled at coverage from The Telegraph (U.K.) of today’s terror attack in Paris, and rightly so, for photos they’ve posted that blur or crop out images of the allegedly offensive Charlie Hebdo magazine covers:
  • BREAKING: DeBlasio’s Father Backed Appeasing Hitler in 1938 #NYPD

    01/01/2015 8:36:33 AM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Gotnews ^ | December 28, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Bill DeBlasio’s father, Warren Wilhelm, supported the appeasement of Adolph Hitler in an October 26, 1938 debate... DeBlasio’s father, then a Labor member of the Yale Political Union, gave a stirring speech in favor of appeasing Hitler. ... The New York Times didn’t reveal DeBlasio’s father’s appeasement views ahead of the 2013 mayoral election.
  • Congress Mandates Report On Russian Treaty Violations

    12/11/2014 10:16:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: It won't generate the buzz that torture allegations do, but a provision in the defense spending bill requires the White House to explain why Russia developed a cruise missile in breach of a 1987 treaty. President Ronald Reagan coined the phrase "trust but verify" regarding dealing with the Russians for good reason. American security was to be guaranteed through the strength of our will and the genius of our technology, not through pieces of parchment, handshakes, clinking glasses at conferences, or reset buttons. Enter President Obama and the age of flexibility, back-stabbing our allies on things like missile...
  • World's Most Powerful Man Threatens NATO, Ukraine

    11/07/2014 10:48:53 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 7, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Balance Of Power: As Vladimir Putin tops the Forbes list of powerful men, Russia targets NATO with air incursions and moves missiles toward Ukraine. As it does, Finland warns Europe is "at the gates of a new kind of cold war." President Obama may soon have more to worry about than what brand of Kentucky bourbon he'll share when he meets with new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Considering the recent actions of Russia's president, a round of vodka might be in order, a Finnish brand while it's still available. Forbes says its rankings are based on "an evaluation of...
  • Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress [Obama to Boehner: "Get Lost!"]

    10/19/2014 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | October 19, 2014 | DAVID E. SANGER
    Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress By DAVID E. SANGER OCT. 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it. Even while negotiators argue over the number of...
  • Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress

    10/19/2014 6:29:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.
  • Charles Krauthammer: Worst since Munich

    11/26/2013 7:59:07 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/26/13 | JOSE DELREAL
    Charles Krauthammer says he believes President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran is “the worst deal since Munich.” “This is a sham from beginning to end. It’s the worst deal since Munich,” Krauthammer said on Fox News “Special Report” on Monday. “It’s really hard to watch the president and the secretary of state and not think how they cannot be embarrassed by this deal.” The Munich Agreement of 1938 between Hitler and major European powers expanded Germany’s borders. Today, the failed negotiation is widely considered an act of appeasement.
  • Muslims Get UK To Ban Bomb Sniffing Dogs Because It Offends Them

    10/01/2014 10:45:01 AM PDT · by walford · 74 replies
    JewsNews ^ | 9/30/2014 | Eliyokim Cohen
    In the Muslim faith, dogs are deemed to be spiritually ‘unclean’. So naturally, muslims are wanting to ban dogs from being a part of airport security, even though doing so would severely restrict their ability to do their job. This report was brought by the Transport Department and claimed that it would be more acceptable if the dogs would not touch the passengers’ luggage. The report also said that the use of full body scans are inappropriate and just an alternative to having people strip searched. Regardless of what you think about those methods of national security, keep in mind...
  • Obama Goes To War With Weapons He Scrapped (Raptors, Tomahawks)

    09/24/2014 6:20:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Defense: The president launches attacks on the Islamic State with two weapons systems that were targeted for elimination by the administration years before their usefulness ended or any replacements were ready. With the decision to launch air and missile strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, in addition to ongoing strikes in Iraq in what is said to be the start of a long and sustained campaign to "degrade and destroy" the terrorist group, President Obama has stumbled upon a revelation: The military whose budgets he's slashed and weapons systems he opposed is suddenly quite useful. As the Washington...
  • The Islamic Terror Orchestra

    09/01/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Front page magazine ^ | August 26, 2014 | Nonie Darwish
    It has been 13 years since 9/11 and the West is still reluctant to link the non-ending parade of jihad groups with Islam. The West is also in denial about the similarities all radical Islamic groups share. It is important for the West to realize that there is a natural division of labor between the different terror groups. Some groups specialize in terror against non-Muslims and Western governments while others specialize in terrorizing Arab governments that refused to follow Sharia. But the truly sophisticated groups are those who reside in the West, calling themselves ‘moderate’ while at the same time...
  • West Point Report: Obama Watched Islamic State Grow

    08/28/2014 5:04:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    War On Terror: A new report from the West Point counterterrorism center says the administration ignored warning signs as the Islamic State grew and trained over a four-year period paralleling our withdrawal from Iraq. As President Obama dithers about whether to strike the Islamic State's sanctuary in Syria, a report by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point shows how we got to this point. Obama simply overlooked the "JV" team until it was ready for terrorism's Pro Bowl. Instead, he was focused on getting us out of Iraq and creating a power vacuum that the terrorist group was all...
  • U.S. vacates base in Central Asia as Russia's clout rises

    06/04/2014 10:02:20 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | June 3, 2014 | Olga Dzyubenko
    MANAS TRANSIT CENTER Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Russia's close ally Kyrgyzstan, as President Barack Obama winds down U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Moscow makes a comeback in its old imperial backyard. In a move aimed at pleasing its former overlord Russia, parliament in Kyrgyzstan voted a year ago to give Washington until July 11 to vacate the Manas Transit Center, which has served U.S. operations in Afghanistan since 2001. The base, at the main civilian airport in the former Soviet republic, moved more than 5.3...
  • While we turn a blind eye to Islamists, our children suffer (England finally waking up?)

    06/07/2014 2:01:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2014 | Charles Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher
    Politicians are so busy squabbling over extremism that they are failing to tackle it. Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the Home Office website published a letter from the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. In it, Mrs May asked some rude questions about why his department had not acted earlier to investigate accusations of Islamist infiltration of schools in Birmingham. This was heat-of-the-night stuff. One government department is not supposed to publish its attacks on another. The error was tacitly acknowledged: on Thursday afternoon, the letter was taken down from the website. As has been reported,...
  • Obama Disarms, Cuts Deployed Nuke Force By 50

    04/10/2014 10:56:57 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Disarming America: The U.S. has announced plans to place 50 nuclear missiles in storage as part of its commitment to the New START Treaty signed with Russia, ignoring Moscow's violation of another arms treaty. The Pentagon announced Tuesday the United States' Strategic Force Structure designed "to comply with the New START Treaty," as a Defense Department press release notes. It means that 50 Minuteman III missiles — out of a current force of 450 — will be removed from their silos and stored away. The silos will be kept "warm," that is, available for future use and for re-insertion of...
  • 2017? US to Deploy Destroyers in Japan to check N Korean Aggression

    04/06/2014 9:08:20 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 6, 2014 | Paul Winters
    In swift reaction to North Korea's most recent flouting of international law, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today from Japan that the U.S. will deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection in the region. The response comes in wake of Pyongyang's repeated provocations, including recently test-firing two ballistic missiles, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit. The move is meant to send a strong signal, not only to Kim Jong-Un, but Russian leader Vladamir Putin as well. Hagel, in Japan to meet...
  • "I'll Have the Dhimmi Double Burger" - KFC Restaurant Pulls Bacon Burgers to Appease Muslims ...

    03/31/2014 7:44:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    Daily Mial (U.K.) ^ | 24 March 2010 | Katherine Faulkner
    KFC diner told 'you can't have bacon in your burger here - we're now halal' A diner was left fuming after a KFC restaurant took his favourite meal off the menu because it breached their new halal regulations. Alan Phillips was told he would have to travel five miles to another branch if he wanted the Big Daddy, a chicken burger, topped with bacon, cheese and salad. The branch, in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is one of 86 KFC restaurants which is running trials of a scheme where they sell nothing other than halal meat. The company has taken the burger off...
  • Sarah Palin Was Right On Ukraine And Obama

    03/03/2014 4:26:55 PM PST · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Arrogance: Mocked by late-night comedians and "experts" alike, Sarah Palin could see from her front porch that candidate Obama's response to Moscow's invasion of Georgia would encourage it also to invade Ukraine. As the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes notes in a tweet, administration officials told CNN's Barbara Starr that the arrival of officers of the 76th Chernihov Storm Troops Division and their dispersal across key choke points in Ukraine, including Crimea, wasn't an "invasion" but an "uncontested arrival." Whatever this Russian version of an "overseas contingency operation" is called, it was foreseen as the inevitable consequence of electing a president...
  • Winston Churchill answers Obama

    02/08/2014 5:54:12 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | James Lewis
    Obama truly is not like us; his beliefs are utterly alien to our political tradition. That is why this administration violates all the rules. It is not an accident. It is simply who they are. The act of sending the bust of Churchill back to Britain signaled Obama's hatred for the Anglo-American political tradition, including the US Constitution. In Russia, Putin has introduced a 14% flat tax, and is boosting traditional morality. Only Obama still harbors that old post-colonial rage against white imperialists, which is why he can't tell the difference between murderous terror gangs and democratic revolutions.
  • Obama’s World: Embrace and Appeasement, not Realism

    02/07/2014 8:00:27 AM PST · by AU72 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 6, 2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian. —Heywood Campbell Broun [1]. I don’t think it’s hard to understand Obama’s foreign policy. Although there’s a lot we don’t know about him, his basic impulses are clear enough. He’s told us what they are (although, to be sure, he often misleads and obfuscates [2]), and his actions are in keeping with his announced impulses. Furthermore, there’s nothing unique or surprising about them — you can hear them in our classrooms and our college dorms, and read them in the establishment press...
  • If Hitler Could Tweet

    02/01/2014 1:20:14 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 16 replies
    israel Monitor ^ | January 17, 2014 | Norma Zager
    Twitter comments by Iran’s President boasting victories over the idiot countries of the world got me thinking. What if Hitler could have tweeted his thoughts after his conference with Chamberlain at Munich? Hmmm. Perhaps he would have said something like hashtag/Peace in our time. Sure, Right, LOL, or hashtag/Gotta love those Brits. Or maybe hashtag/Look out Jews ☺. However, I was quickly plagued by the thought that had Hitler tweeted his intent, would the world have cared or paid attention? Judging from the reaction to Iran’s tweets, apparently not. Hashtag/Oh those Mullahs, what kibitzers! I will refrain from Brits-bashing in...
  • Admiral Warns U.S. Losing Pacific Dominance To China

    01/23/2014 10:53:01 AM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investpr's Business Daily ^ | January 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Power Shift: Despite the White House's much-lauded pivot to the Pacific, the Navy's Pacific commander warns that an increasingly hostile and assertive China threatens U.S. air and sea superiority in the region. If jaws didn't drop, they should have last week when Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, chief of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), said: "Our historic dominance that most of us in this room have enjoyed is diminishing, no question." U.S. naval and air superiority, particularly in the Pacific, has been taken for granted. But as Obama administration budget cuts and the effects of sequestration take their toll, our position...
  • Kerry Duped As North Korea And Iran Develop New ICBM

    12/02/2013 6:05:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Proliferation: As we shutter our ICBM squadrons and destroy our silos, Iran and North Korea are working on technology to deliver nukes Pyongyang already has and Tehran is a few centrifuge rotations from acquiring. As Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon reports, groups of technicians from the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG), a unit in charge of building Iran's liquid-fueled missiles, have made repeated trips to North Korea during the past several months, including as recently as late October, to work on a new 80-ton rocket booster being developed by the North Koreans, That booster is believed to be...
  • Kerry Defends Deal with Iran

    11/30/2013 10:47:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    Amidst concerns that the US may have yielded too much in order to reach an agreement with Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry stridently defended his achievement saying “we drove a hard bargain.” “First, let me point out that this is the first agreement this country has reached with Iran since the Shah was overthrown in 1979,” Kerry boasted. “This is more than the five Administrations between then and the current Obama Administration have been able to accomplish.” “Second, the amount that we have to pay Iran to refrain from developing a nuclear weapon is very reasonable,” Kerry argued....