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  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally Cliff Kincaid President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now he’s going after Canada’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s a story the U.S. media won’t cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the “fundamental transformation” of Canada by taking down Harper’s government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canada’s Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International....
  • [Canadian] MP tells niqab-wearers at oath ceremonies to 'stay the hell where you came from'

    03/17/2015 3:54:16 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 17, 2015 | QMI Agency
    OWEN SOUND, Ont. — A Conservative MP has apologized for telling a radio station that Muslim women who want to wear a niqab while taking the oath of citizenship should "stay the hell where you came from." Larry Miller, who represents the riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, made the comment Monday in the wake of a Federal Court ruling that struck down a ban on face coverings during citizenship oaths. "I think most Canadians feel the same. That's maybe saying it a little harshly, but it's the way I feel," Miller told 560 CFOS AM. "I'm so sick and tired of...
  • Justin Trudeau to publish ‘candid’ memoir charting journey .... this fall

    03/25/2014 9:22:50 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | March 25, 2014 | Mark Kennedy
    Justin Trudeau will tell his “life’s story” in a memoir to be published this fall — one year before he goes to the polls asking Canadian voters to make him prime minister. The Liberal leader’s book will be published by HarperCollins Canada, the publisher announced Tuesday. The “personal memoir” will appear in both English and French. “Mr. Trudeau’s candid memoir will reveal to its readers the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life and show how his passion for Canada and its people took root,” the publisher said in a news release. “Covering the years from...
  • Justin Trudeau elected Liberal leader in landslide victory

    04/14/2013 4:56:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 48 replies
    National Post ^ | April 14, 2013 | Lee Berthiaume
    The federal Liberals officially named Justin Trudeau their new leader Sunday. He won the support of about 80 per cent of Liberals who voted. Trudeau, 41, secured an overwhelming first-ballot victory, 45 years to the month after his father took the same position.
  • Justin Trudeau's Islamist Revival

    12/21/2012 1:46:45 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies ^ | 20DEC12 | David B. Harris Special to IPT News
    Nothing says bug-eyed clerical fanaticism more than inviting a hate-spewing Saudi cleric to address your religious revival meeting. But this is part of the under-reported history of the Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Convention, a conference that Justin Trudeau, a frontrunner in Canada's Liberal Party leadership race – and son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – will address this weekend in Toronto. It's also why moderate Muslims and non-Muslims are aghast at the prospect of Trudeau's presence legitimizing the conference and some of its notables. Although organizers pitch the gathering as "A Unique Youth Effort" "to help overcome new...
  • McCain calls Germany a Russia 'appeaser'

    03/13/2015 1:12:29 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Mar 2015
    US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain lashed out at German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, saying he had "no credibility in any way". McCain launched a broadside against Steinmeier, accusing him of being "in the Neville Chamberlain school of diplomacy" for not toughening Berlin's stance on Russia's interference in Ukraine. "The foreign minister of Germany is the same guy that refuses - and his government - to enact any restrictions on the behaviour of Vladimir Putin, who is slaughtering Ukrainians as we speak," McCain told reporters.
  • Obama Holding Video Talk With European Leaders on Ukraine

    03/03/2015 5:35:38 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 03/03/2015
    President Barack Obama is holding a video conference with European leaders to discuss their push for peace in Ukraine and other global security issues. The White House says other leaders planning to be on the Tuesday morning call include British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and European Commission President Donald Tusk.
  • Obama Schedules Conference Call, Will Avoid Netanyahu Speech

    03/03/2015 5:46:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies ^ | 03/03/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak to Congress at 11:00 a.m., but it appears that President Obama will not be watching most of the speech. The White House Press Office released an update to his daily schedule this morning, announcing a video conference call with world leaders for 11:30 a.m. in the situation room, likely as Netanyahu is finishing his speech. According to the White House, the conference will include British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and European Commission President Donald Tusk. The last minute...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Nuclear War threat from Ukraine crisis threatens world, Nobel Peace Laureate warns

    10/10/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies ^ | October 10, 2014 | Martin Sieff
    The United States and Russia are dangerously close to stumbling into a war over Ukraine that could go nuclear and kill hundreds of millions of people in a single day, a Nobel laureate who is one of the world’s leading experts on the dangers of nuclear weapons warned in Washington this week. “It’s an incredibly dangerous situation. …If there’s a nuclear war tonight, that’s the Northern Hemisphere (of the entire world) gone, Dr. Helen Caldicott told a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday. She was speaking on the topic: “Ukraine: Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?” Caldicott is an Australian...
  • DEVELOPING: Possible Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

    04/11/2014 1:47:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    The Interpreter ^ | 4-11-2014 | James Miller
    There are reports of a possible chemical weapons attack in at least one area of Syria, but possibly more. Below we will be analyzing the information as it comes in. 2034 GMT: A potentially very important video. This claims to have been taken this evening in Kafr Zita, and it is uploaded by a channel that has posted videos nearly exclusively from Kafr Zita. It claims to show a helicopter dropping a barrel bomb filled with the chemical weapons. SNIP- Just today, the Local Coordination Committees reported that five people were killed in Harasta and several more were injured in...
  • Ukraine Sets Deadline for Militias to Surrender Illegal Guns

    03/20/2014 10:37:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 117 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2014 | By ANDREW E. KRAMER
    KIEV, Ukraine — In an effort to stabilize Ukraine and extend its authority, the interim government has set a deadline of Friday for turning in the illegal firearms that are now carried openly by so-called self-defense groups in Independence Square, the politically important plaza in the center of the capital. The order was seconded on Thursday by the French ambassador to Ukraine, Alain Rémy, who said the disarmament of the militias that helped overthrow the former government is a central requirement for the European Union to begin disbursing financial aid, along with the government fighting corruption. Prime Minister Arseniy P....
  • Op-Ed: Catholic France, Adieu; Welcome, Islam

    02/01/2014 11:37:56 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | January 30, 2014 | Giulio Meotti
    Minarets instead of church towers, muezzins instead of churchbells. A different France.The secular and libertarian magazine Causeur asks: “Is this the end of the bell towers of France?”. Until last week, the church bells of Boissettes, a town of five hundred inhabitants in the district of the Seine, were ringing every half hour. Then, the Administrative Court of Paris has stopped the bells, as an alleged violation of the 1905 law on the separation of church and state. The story seems a perfect epitaph to an essay that appeared ten years ago by Danièle Hervieu -Léger, “Catholicisme, la fin d’un...
  • As ties warm, EU Parliament delegation visits Iran

    12/12/2013 11:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2013 1:25 AM EST
    A European Parliament delegation has arrived in Iran, the first visit to Tehran by the EU’s legislative institution in more than six years. […] The visit is a sign of warming ties in the wake of an interim deal reached in November in Geneva between the Islamic Republic and six world powers to ease some sanctions on Iran for a series of nuclear concessions. …
  • Beck Shreds McCain for Obamacare Repeal Flip-Flop: ‘Lousy,’ Opportunistic ‘Dirtbag Weasel’

    11/14/2013 1:08:11 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Josh Feldman
    Senator John McCain now favors complete repeal of Obamacare, after months of rejecting it as “not rational” and a “false premise” by Senate Republicans. This flip-flop really set off Glenn Beck, who went into a lengthy diatribe Thursday against “the lousy senator from Arizona,” who he called either a “dirtbag weasel” or a “weasel dirtbag.” Beck relentlessly mocked the “mavericky maverick” for trashing people like Ted Cruz when they wanted complete repeal, only to turn around and embrace it when the political winds shifted. Beck asked, “He’s not a wacko bird saying we should repeal this thing, is he?” He...
  • EU urges diplomatic efforts on Syria, 'no military solution'

    09/05/2013 6:53:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2013 | Luke Baker
    (Reuters) - Europe's top officials warned against a military response in Syria on Thursday, aligning themselves more closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin than President Barack Obama in how best to respond to the chemical attack in the Syrian civil war. While describing the August 21 attack near Damascus, in which an estimated 1,400 people died, as "abhorrent" and a crime against humanity, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said a military strike would not help resolve the crisis. "There is no military solution to the Syrian conflict," Van Rompuy told reporters ahead of a summit of the Group of...
  • Zardari took 'massive secret commissions' for securing French submarine deal: Report

    01/15/2011 7:47:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Zardari took 'massive secret commissions' for securing French submarine deal: Report 2011-01-15 16:00:00 Official Pakistani documents, detailing how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from massive, secret payments connected to the sale of French submarines to Pakistan, have been seized as evidence by a Paris magistrate investigating a suspected widespread scam surrounding the deal. The documents, published by Mediapart, show that the payments to Zardari and others took place on the fringes of the sale of three Agosta-class submarines by the French defence contractor, the DCN, to Pakistan in the 1990s. The French sale, which succeeded against rival offers by Swedish...
  • Pakistan leader visits Russia after bin Laden death

    05/11/2011 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2011
    AFP - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was expected in Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian leaders on his first major foreign visit since the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will host Zardari for talks on Thursday at the Kremlin where officials from the two countries were also expected to sign agreements on cooperation in agriculture, aviation and energy, a spokesman for the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow told AFP. "Economics will be the focus of the visit," said the spokesman, Raja Abdul Qayyum. The three-day visit to Russia will be Zardari's first...
  • EU Statement Suggests Arabs Can Throw Stones at Protests

    05/22/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/12 | Elad Benari
    A statement issued by the European Union on Tuesday seemed to suggest it supports Palestinian Authority Arabs’ rights to throw stones during non-violent protests. The statement, released on Tuesday by the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, criticized Israel for convicting PA Arab Bassem Tamimi of dispatching stone-throwers and protesting illegally. An Israeli court convicted Tamimi on Sunday, according to an AFP report. The 45-year-old was charged with soliciting stone-throwing based on evidence that he directed such incidents from the roof-tops. He was arrested on March 24, 2011, AFP reported,...
  • EU tells defiant Iran it "must" suspend atom activity

    05/07/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 7, 2012 2:29pm EDT | Fredrik Dahl and Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union told Iran on Monday it must suspend uranium enrichment, a few days after the Islamic state ruled out doing just that, as Tehran and the West engaged in diplomatic shadow-boxing ahead of nuclear talks this month. The United States called on Iran to take "urgent practical steps" to build confidence during negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program, which Washington and its allies suspect is a bid to develop an atomic bomb capability. Iran, attending an international conference in Vienna alongside its Western foes, for its part accused the United States of supporting Israel's atomic activities....
  • Ashton, Not Obama, in Charge of Iran Talks

    04/17/2012 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/17/12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Laura Rozen’s account of the behind-the-scenes action during the Iranian nuclear talks in Istanbul undermines the notion that President Obama is in control of the P5+1 diplomatic process that he fiercely defended during the weekend. As Rozen’s reporting makes clear, it is the European Union’s Catherine Ashton who was clearly in charge of the affair, and as long as that fierce critic of Israel is calling the shots, it’s unlikely the Iranians will surrender their nuclear ambitions. Indeed, by championing Iran’s right to nuclear development, which could be ultimately used for military purposes, Ashton may be steering the negotiations toward...
  • Dutch state-funded TV offers anti-Semitic game

    03/14/2012 3:17:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 14 2012 | NAAN LIPHSHIZ AND BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    THE HAGUE\BERLIN – A Dutch public broadcasting network last month offered its viewers a board game featuring Israeli settlers who use “Jewish stinginess” and “the Anne Frank card” to colonize the West Bank. Organizations combating anti-Semitism have called on the Dutch government to persuade the network, VPRO, to halt the downloading of the board game.
  • Ron Paul Ignores Iran's Treachery (GOP presidential candidate demonstrates appalling ignorance)

    11/11/2011 6:32:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2011 | Reza Kahlili
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is demonstrating an appalling ignorance on the Iranian nuclear issue and the threat it poses to world security. In fact, several times during the recent GOP debates he blamed the animosity against the U.S. in the Middle East on America's foreign policy. Paul recently argued on "Fox News Sunday" that sanctions should be removed altogether to get Iran to act differently and that the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear pursuit was an "overreaction." He added that Iran does not pose a threat to either the U.S. or the region. The congressman from Texas insists that...
  • Martin holds meetings over 'undocumented' [McCain, Graham for amnesty] [Irish, Mexicans lobbying]

    10/15/2009 10:26:30 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,298+ views
    Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin has held a series of meetings in Washington with leading Democrats and Republicans on the issue of US immigration reform. Senior Republican Senator John McCain said he was still committed to a comprehensive deal. He said he hoped Congress would address the issue early next year. Senator McCain also said he was particularly anxious to resolve the difficulties facing up to 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US.
  • Little Green Footballs attacking Rush Limbaugh re: comments on segregated busses.

    09/20/2009 1:28:27 PM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 79 replies · 3,635+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 09/20/09 | Charles Johnson
    Limbaugh: 'We Need Segregated Buses' Politics | Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 11:06:51 am PDT A lot of lefty blogs are calling for a boycott of Rush Limbaugh after he indulged in blatant, ugly race baiting. I’m not joining that call, because I don’t believe boycotts are a good thing, in general. People like Rush Limbaugh should be allowed to say this kind of stuff; it makes it easier to see what they’re really advocating, and who really supports it. I searched, and found not a single right wing blog denouncing this vile rant. As far as I can tell,...
  • Tiny baby stoat saved by mouth to mouth from stranger

    06/06/2009 12:24:12 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 71 replies · 2,926+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 6th June 2009 | Daily Telegraph
    A tiny baby stoat was given mouth-to-mouth and a heart massage by a member of the public after a passer-by discovered it drowning in a water butt, it has emerged. The lifeless baby stoat, the size of a human thumb, was found in the trough next to its sibling in wasteland near Marham, Norfolk. The pair, since named Blears and Brown after the beleaguered Prime Minister and his former Communities Secretary, were found by an unnamed employee at Anglian Water on May 29.'
  • Kerry meets Assad in Damascus

    02/21/2009 10:50:02 AM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies · 1,940+ views
    al Bawaba ^ | Februari 21 2009
    US Senator John Kerry on Saturday met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Syria's SANA news agency reported. Kerry, a former presidential candidate who now chairs the Senate foreign relations committee, is the latest US legislator to visit Damascus this week. His talks with Assad were set to focus on Syria's support for Iran and regional groups, including the Shiite Hizbullah movement in Lebanon. "We want Syria to respect the political independence of Lebanon, we want Syria to help in the process of resolving issues with Hezbollah and with the Palestinians," Kerry said on Wednesday in Lebanon. "We want Syria to help......
  • At the U.N., Many Hope for an Obama Win (Barf Alert)

    10/26/2008 5:31:22 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 13 replies · 398+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/2008 | EagleUSA
    UNITED NATIONS -- There are no "Obama 2008" buttons, banners or T-shirts visible here at U.N. headquarters, but it might be difficult to find a sliver of territory in the United States more enthusiastic over the prospect of the Illinois senator winning the White House. An informal survey of more than two dozen U.N. staff members and foreign delegates showed that the overwhelming majority would prefer that Sen. Barack Obama win the presidency, saying they think that the Democrat would usher in a new agenda of multilateralism after an era marked by Republican disdain for the world body. Obama supporters...
  • Russia Can Be Part of the Answer on Iran [Schumer out to appease Russia on missile defense!]

    06/08/2008 11:23:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies · 880+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2008 | CHARLES SCHUMER
    Senator Charles Schumer (D, NY), June 3, 2008: "we must treat Russia as an equal partner when it comes to policy in the Caspian Sea region, recognizing Russia's traditional role in the region... we must offer to make Russia whole if it joins in our Iranian boycott... we should tell Mr. Putin we will cease building the ineffective antinuclear missile defense sites in Eastern Europe in return for him joining the boycott... The antimissile system strengthens the relationship between Eastern Europe and NATO, with real troops and equipment on the ground. It mocks Mr. Putin's dream of eventually restoring Russian...
  • Iran, China set to sign major oil deal: minister

    12/09/2007 3:45:50 AM PST · by familyop · 14 replies · 126+ views
    AFP by way of Google ^ | 09DEC07 | Agence France-Presse
    TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran and China's Sinopec could, as early as Sunday, sign a long-awaited final multi-billion-dollar agreement for the development of the Yadavaran onshore oilfield, the Iranian oil minister said. "Iran could probably sign a contract this evening with China's Sinopec to develop Yadavaran," Gholam Hossein Nozari told reporters on the sidelines of an oil conference. "If not today, it will be in two weeks' time. We are still in talks," the oil minister said. In late October 2004, Iran and Sinopec inked an initial agreement to develop Yadavaran in southwestern Iran, which is estimated to hold more than...
  • INTELLIGENCE: Russian and Chinese Spies Aid Terrorists

    11/12/2007 4:45:23 AM PST · by Wiz · 5 replies · 109+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2007 Nov 11
    November 11, 2007: The increasing use of industrial espionage by Russia and China is hurting counter-terrorism efforts in the West. Increasingly, these two countries are being caught engages in major spying efforts in Europe, Japan and North America, there is tremendous pressure to divert resources from counter-terror work to deal with it. The increased spying has also hurt the exchange of terrorist related intelligence with Russia and China. Britain has cut off all cooperation for the moment, mainly because of an expatriate Russian who was believed murdered by Russian agents.
  • List of countries doing business with Irag

    11/12/2007 5:46:06 AM PST · by gman992 · 11 replies · 89+ views
    Does anyone have a list of companies/countries doing business with Iraq?
  • US diplomat regrets freedom fries and French-bashing

    11/01/2007 2:04:49 AM PDT · by Republicain · 30 replies · 200+ views
    PARIS (AFP) — A top US diplomat said Wednesday he regretted the French-bashing that took place in the United States over France's refusal to join the US-led war in Iraq. Nicholas Burns, number three in the US State Department, called a decision to rename French fries as freedom fries in the US Congress foolish and he welcomed a new closeness between France and the United States. "I surely hope that those Americans who renamed French fries into freedom fries, and those Americans who poured perfectly good French wines down American drains, I hope that they realise what foolishness that was,"...
  • Lantos Raps Former European Leaders ( Axis of Weasels )

    06/14/2007 3:35:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 660+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 13 | HARRY DUNPHY
    A leading Democratic lawmaker lashed out at the former leaders of Germany and France, calling former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder a `political prostitute.' Germany denounced the remarks by Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as an insult to its people. Lantos' comments about Schroeder and former French President Jacques Chirac, both opponents of the Iraq war, came in a speech Tuesday at the dedication of a monument to victims of communism... "I am so glad that the era of Jacques Chirac and Chancellor Schroeder in Germany is now gone," Lantos said to applause. He said when...
  • It's Official: The Reagan Revolution Is Over

    04/16/2007 9:23:04 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 71 replies · 1,915+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 4/16/07 | David From
      Question: How can a candidate for president raise US$23-million in three months--only slightly less than John McCain and Rudy Giuliani combined--and still register barely above zero in polls of members of his own party? That is the sad story of Mitt Romney, the movie-star handsome former governor of Massachusetts. Romney registers a dismal fourth in Republican opinion polls. Yesterday's LAT/Bloomberg poll put him at 8% approval among Republicans. A year ago, Romney looked like an emerging Republic star. He had rescued Massachusetts from a large budget deficit without raising taxes. And he had engineered a state-wide health insurance...
  • Australian MP lashes out at France: France was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with opposition

    03/18/2003 2:36:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 40 replies · 375+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 18 2003
    FRANCE was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with its trenchant opposition to an American-led war on Iraq, government backbencher Cameron Thompson said tonight. France, along with Russia, Germany and China, helped sink a new resolution in the United Nations Security Council which would have paved the way for a UN-backed war in Iraq. Instead, France was pushing for UN arms inspectors to be given more time to scour Iraq for weapons of mass destruction. French President Jacques Chirac today condemned plans by the US, Britain and Australia to launch a unilateral strike to disarm Iraq, warning the decision ran...
  • Hamas Chief: Truce With Israel Is Over

    11/09/2006 12:09:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 674+ views
    MyWay ^ | November 8 2006 | Associated Press
    Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal said Wednesday that a truce with Israel is finished and his group's militants can resume fighting following an Israeli tank attack that killed 18 Palestinians... "The truce (with Israel) ended at the end of 2005," Mashaal said. "The armed struggle is free to resume, and the resistance is dictated by local circumstances." The truce formally ended last year but had remained in effect.
  • Belgium : far-right Vlaams Belang steps closer to victory

    10/05/2006 1:50:57 AM PDT · by Republicain · 6 replies · 577+ views ^ | 10/05/2006
    BRUSSELS - A recent documentary "Questions à la Une" acts as whistleblower against the progression of the Belgian extreme right. French-speaking Belgian TV and radio organisation RTBF recently broadcast a worrisome documentary on the growing popularity of the extreme-right party, the Vlaams Belang, in the Flemish part of the country. A popularity, according to La Libre Belgique, that may bring the Vlaams Belang to victory and which is grossly underestimated in French-speaking Belgium. Christophe Deborsu's documentary is well structured. The investigation starts with an anecdote surrounding a street name and ends with the Vlaams Belang's highly effective campaign strategy. The...
  • Al-Qaida joins Algerians against France

    09/15/2006 4:16:49 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 18 replies · 929+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Sep 14 | JOHN LEICESTER and OMAR SINAN
    PARIS - Al-Qaida has for the first time announced a union with an Algerian insurgent group that has designated France as an enemy, saying they will act together against French and American interests.
  • French Presidential Hopeful Tours the U.S.

    09/13/2006 1:14:51 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 21 replies · 869+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12,2006 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    Nicolas Sarkozy is campaigning hard to be the next president of France on the jogging trails of Central Park and in the corridors of the White House. On a four-day trip to the United States, the 51-year-old minister of the interior, France’s leading presidential hopeful on the right, pinned the Legion of Honor on the police commissioner of New York, honored firefighters in Midtown Manhattan for their losses on 9/11 and signed hundreds of copies of his new best-selling book on France’s future. He told Jewish leaders of his love of Israel, American business leaders of his love of free...
  • Chirac wants ally for 'sleaze' job

    09/10/2006 11:06:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 374+ views
    The Times ^ | September 11, 2006 | Adam Sage
    President Chirac was accused yesterday of manoeuvring his former legal adviser into a key judicial post to avoid being tried on corruption charges after leaving office and losing immunity from prosecution... Chirac's critics believe that M Le Mesle, 55, will do everything in his power to block action, given his close relations with the head of state... With only the slenderest hope of re-election next year, M Chirac faces prosecution in connection with a series of scandals dating from his time as the Mayor of Paris between 1977 and 1995. Three have resulted in court cases. In 2004 Alain Juppé,...
  • Russia Is Not a Friend of the United States

    08/23/2006 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies · 1,055+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Aug 23, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union embarked on the most massive military buildups in history. Part of President Reagan's strategy for winning was to entice the Soviets into a competition it could never even hope to win. A communist economy by its very nature is ill-equipped to compete with a free-market, capitalist system whether it's foreign trade or weapons technology. And so, slowly the Soviet economy became a basket case due to the communists desire to exceed America in an enormously expensive arms race. After the Cold War, with the Soviet threat gone and with...
  • US demands swift action for Iran's nuclear noncompliance

    08/21/2006 10:08:09 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 45 replies · 1,119+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/21/2006 | By NATHAN GUTTMAN
    As the deadline set by the UN approaches, the US is pushing for swift sanctions against Iran for its lack of compliance with the international committee's demand to stop its nuclear enrichment program, American officials said Monday. Iran is expected to provide its response to the European incentive package on Tuesday, but the US is looking ahead to the UN deadline set August 31. Sources in Washington speculated that the Iranian response to the incentive package would not be conclusive, yet would include no sign of willingness to stop the uranium enrichment process. US President George W. Bush said Monday...
  • Kremlin Warns of Strain in U.S. Ties

    08/07/2006 4:47:11 PM PDT · by MarshallDillon · 17 replies · 570+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | August 8, 2006. | Nabi Abdullaev
    The Kremlin warned Monday of possible retaliation against the United States for sanctions imposed on two major companies in the Russian defense industry. "We cannot rule out certain negative consequences for bilateral relations" between Russia and the United States, presidential administration spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. "This was an unfriendly act toward Russia, and it was not done in a spirit of cooperation." Rosoboronexport chief Sergei Chemezov suggested Monday that a proposed deal for U.S. companies to deliver up to $1 billion in Russian military hardware to Afghanistan and Iraq could be jeopardized by the sanctions, Interfax reported. Meanwhile in...
  • Kremlin Warns of Strain in U.S. Ties

    08/07/2006 4:42:13 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 9 replies · 350+ views
    the moscow times ^ | 08082006 | By Nabi Abdullaev
    Russia could also refuse to take part in joint military exercises with the United States and use the sanctions as an excuse to increase exports of military hardware to regimes hostile to the United States, said Leonid Ivashov, vice president of the Academy on Geopolitical Affairs and former head of the Defense Ministry's main directorate for military cooperation. "We can use these sanctions to expand our presence in the arms market by exploiting anti-American feeling in many countries around the world," Ivashov told Interfax on Monda
  • France Praises Irans Stabilizing Role

    08/01/2006 8:40:44 AM PDT · by Nav_Mom · 23 replies · 686+ views
    CNSnews ^ | August 1, 2006 | Patrick Goodenough
    The French foreign minister, whose government is positioning itself to play a leading part in Mideast peace efforts, has described Iran as a respected country that plays a stabilizing role in the region. Philippe Douste-Blazy told a news conference in Beirut Monday that Iran was "a great country, a great people and a great civilization which is respected and which plays a stabilizing role in the region." Hours later, the Frenchmen met with his Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki, at the Iranian Embassy. Tehran's mission in the Lebanese capital has been a key channel for Iran's support for Hizballah, and last...
  • Iranian Alert - June 18, 2006 - Bad news for US on Iran at the G8 Summit

    06/18/2006 5:10:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 941+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bad news for US on Iran at the G8 Summit. Amir Taheri, Arab News explains why the US is unlikely to getting help on Iran at next month's G8 Summit in Russia.   Khomeini's Grandson requests US military action in Iran. The Telegraph reported that the grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the inspiration of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has broken a three-year silence to back the United States military to overthrow the country's clerical regime.   Iran prepares to respond to thePerm-5 proposal. The Washington Post reported that Iran's foreign minister said the government likely would suggest...
  • Iranian Alert - June 17, 2006 - Ahmadinejad calls for an independent investigation of the Holocaust

    06/17/2006 9:50:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,092+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad again calls for an independent investigation of the Holocaust. Yahoo News reported that Iran's president said that the six-nation incentive package aimed at getting his country to halt uranium enrichment was a "step forward" but also repeated assertions that the Nazi Holocaust was unproven, saying it should be independently investigated.Khaleej Times Online reported British Prime Minister Tony Blair sees no need for an inquiry into the Holocaust.   US and Russia expect an answer from Iran on the Perm-5 proposal. Yahoo News reported that while US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran had made...
  • Iranian Alert - June 16, 2006 - US Senate votes down Iran Freedom and Support Act

    06/17/2006 12:58:13 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 893+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story US Senate votes down Iran Freedom and Support Act and passes weaker version. DoctorZin reported that the Iran Freedom Support Act was to be voted on in the Senate Thursday.Eli Lake, The NY Sun reported that faced with legislation that would force America to take a harder line on Iran, Secretary of State Rice worked closely yesterday with a key Senate Democrat to kill the Iran Freedom and Support Act.   Iran threatens to develop a "nuclear defense." The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran's defense minister vowed his country would "use nuclear defense as a potential"...