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  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Myanmar Military Plane With 104 Aboard Vanishes

    06/07/2017 8:44:17 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 7, 2017 | JANE PERLEZ and WAI MOE
    YANGON, Myanmar — A military transport plane with 104 people on board — 14 crew members and passengers who were mostly relatives of Myanmar soldiers — disappeared after taking off Wednesday afternoon from an air base in the southern part of the country, military officials said. The navy and air force mobilized ships and planes to search for the aircraft in the area near Myike Air Base, about 350 miles south of the country’s commercial capital, Yangon, the office of the commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, said in a statement. The plane, a Chinese-made Y-8, was en...
  • Islamofascist Abdul Razak: still "searching" for motive - Obama's legacy

    11/28/2016 7:50:13 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 16 replies
    Is it just me? What does "searching for motives" mean? As if Islamist like this Abdul Razak didn't clarify himself well enough. An Ohio State University student posted a rant shortly before he plowed a car into a campus crowd and stabbed people with a butcher knife in an ambush that ended when a police officer shot him dead, a law enforcement official said. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 18, wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a "boiling point," made a reference to "lone wolf attacks" and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.Stop interfering with...
  • Burmese Military Arrests And Jails Christian Pastors On Bogus Charges And Without Trial For Months

    04/08/2017 4:16:48 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 04/08/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    While primarily a Buddhist country, Burma is one nation where Christians are severely persecuted for the last 60 years. Christians and missionaries are routinely arrested, tortured, and killed over there. The persecution is so bad that the last movie in the Rambo series with Syvester Stallone was about him helping persecuted Christian minorities and captured American missionaries by the Burmese government, in which in the final end scene he with the Christian missionaries and fellow Burmese Christians take up arms against the Burmese military and wipe them out. In a recent story out of Burma, two Christian pastors have been...
  • Pak is Al Qaeda's 'home': US lawmakers

    02/16/2017 11:15:49 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Lalit K Jha
    Al Qaeda has used America's 'preoccupation' with the Islamic State to regain strength in South Asia and preparing to spread its ideology in India from its 'home' in western Pakistan, top United States lawmakers have warned. "Al Qaeda has never changed, and it still sees itself in what it conceives as an existential struggle against the West and against the United States in particular," Bruce Hoffman, Director Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, told members of the House Armed Services Committee. "I think that it's taken advantage of our preoccupation with ISIS (Islamic State) to rebuild its strength, particularly...
  • Aid ship to help Rohingyas arrives in Myanmar, greeted by protest

    02/09/2017 9:27:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    reuters ^ | Thursday, 9 February 2017 | Simon Lewis and Aye Win Myint
    The ship docked on the outskirts of the commercial hub, Yangon, where it was due to unload 500 tonnes of food and emergency supplies, with the rest of its 2,200 ton cargo bound for southeast Bangladesh. Almost 69,000 Rohingyas have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in the past four months from a security force crackdown. The aid shipment from mostly Muslim Malaysia has stirred opposition in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where many see the Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Malaysia has been an outspoken critic of Myanmar over the crisis in Rakhine state, which erupted after nine policemen were killed in...
  • Buddhists Do Not Like Muslims

    02/04/2017 7:37:14 AM PST · by pinochet · 30 replies
    A story that has not received much attention, is the growing hostility towards Muslims by Buddhists in Thailand and Burma. After the killing of 20 Buddhist monks by Muslims, a leading Thai Buddhist monk called for Buddhists to defend themselves against Muslims http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/prominent-buddhist-monk/2497804.html
  • Prominent Legal Advisor to Ruling Party Killed in Myanmar

    01/29/2017 2:04:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    Officials in Myanmar say a legal advisor to the country's ruling National League for Democracy party has been shot dead outside Yangon's international airport. Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar's Muslim minority, was gunned down as he was waiting for a taxi outside the airport. He had just returned to Myanmar after an overseas trip. A taxi driver was wounded in the attack. Officials say the gunman has been arrested. "We have detained and are questioning the gunman to find out why he killed him, and who is behind it or paid him to do it," presidential spokesman Zaw...
  • Ibrahim: The Ugly Truth about Muslim Grievances

    12/12/2016 10:33:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 12-12-2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Do you know the difference between a supremacist grievance and an egalitarian grievance? This is the key to understanding the widely held claim that Muslim grievances are the source of Muslim violence. Take the latest Muslim attack on U.S. soil. Last week, Abdul Razak Ali Artan -- an 18-year-old Muslim refugee from Somalia, who was receiving aid from Catholic charities -- rammed his car into a building at Ohio State University. He then got out and stabbed people with a butcher knife. He was eventually shot and killed by a guard; 13 people were hospitalized. Why did he do it? According to the "experts,"...
  • Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal

    12/01/2016 6:15:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 1, 2016 | Melissa Jacobs
    Obama Administration Stiff-Arms Lawmakers Questioning Secret Refugee Deal By Melissa Jacobs Published December 01, 2016. Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are. In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department has classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The bi-lateral agreement, which Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a “one-off,” involves 2,465 people currently being held in Papua New Guinea and Nauru who will now be transferred...
  • Obama administration stiff-arms lawmakers questioning secret refugee deal

    12/01/2016 6:36:17 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies
    Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia, but not even top lawmakers can get answers about who they are.
  • Anti-Muslim Buddhist monk in Myanmar: Trump 'similar to me'

    11/18/2016 1:06:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2016 | Joe Freeman
    MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) -- Shunned by Myanmar's new government and its Buddhist hierarchy, a nationalist monk blamed for whipping up at times bloody anti-Muslim fervor said he feels vindicated by U.S. voters who elected Donald Trump to be president. Ashin Wirathu, a high-profile leader of the Myanmar Buddhist organization known as Ma Ba Tha, drew parallels between his views on Islam and those of the Republican president-elect. Trump's campaign was rife with anti-Muslim rhetoric and proposals that included banning Muslims from entering the country and heightening surveillance of mosques. The form his actual policies will take remains unclear.
  • New, Massive Earthquake Threat Could Lurk Under South Asia

    07/14/2016 1:06:38 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7/11/2016 | Michael Greshko
    A new GPS study of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (Burma) has found startling evidence that the northeastern corner of the Indian subcontinent is actively colliding with Asia, potentially posing a major earthquake risk to one of the world’s most densely populated regions. A new GPS study of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (Burma) has found startling evidence that the northeastern corner of the Indian subcontinent is actively colliding with Asia, potentially posing a major earthquake risk to one of the world’s most densely populated regions. The years-long analysis is the first to incorporate GPS data from Bangladeshi tracking stations. It is...
  • Myanmar mob burns down mosque, second in a week

    07/02/2016 7:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    United Press International ^ | July 2, 2016 | Allen Cone
    HPAKANT, Myanmar, July 2 (UPI) -- A mob burned down a mosque in northern Myanmar, the second attack in a little more than one week. Several hundred villagers wielding sticks, knives and other weapons raided and burned the structure around 3:30 p.m. Friday, according to the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar state-newspaper. Local authorities and security forces said they tried to disperse the mob but that the mob was unresponsive and entirely beyond control. No arrests were made and an investigation has been launched....
  • New Cretaceous Fossils Shed Light On The Early Evolution Of Ants

    06/18/2016 2:33:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | May 30, 2016 | Current Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    The vast majority of Cretaceous ants belong to stem-group Formicidae and comprise workers and reproductives of largely generalized morphologies... recent discoveries from the Cretaceous suggest relatively advanced social levels. Remarkable exceptions to this pattern of generalized morphologies are ants with bizarre mouthparts in which both female castes have modified heads and bladelike mandibles that uniquely move in a horizontal rather than vertical plane... with the mandibles apparently acting as traps triggered by sensory hairs in a way distinct from that of modern trap-jaw ants... some of the most effective predatory ants are solitary hunters with powerful trap jaws... Dr. WANG...
  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • 'No Muslims allowed': how nationalism is rising in Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar

    05/22/2016 9:16:14 PM PDT · by Cronos · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 May 2016 | Poppy McPherson
    At the entrance to Thaungtan village there’s a brand new sign, bright yellow, and bearing a message: “No Muslims allowed to stay overnight. No Muslims allowed to rent houses. No marriage with Muslims.” The post was erected in late March by Buddhist residents of the village in Myanmar’s lush Irrawaddy Delta region who signed, or were strong-armed into signing, a document asserting that they wanted to live separately. Since then a couple of other villages across the country have followed suit. Small but viciously insular, these “Buddhist-only” outposts serve as microcosms of the festering religious tensions that threaten Myanmar’s nascent...
  • Does Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi Want To Push Her Country’s Muslims Into the Sea?

    05/17/2016 10:57:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Tablet ^ | May 16, 2016 | Jon Emont
    The plight of an oppressed people in MyanmarIt was late November—two weeks after the elections—and Nura Din needed to escape the They Key Pyin Internally Displaced Persons Camp. The monsoon season was over—there had been no heavy rain for weeks—and the Bay of Bengal was becoming calm again. The smuggling networks were already rumored to be kicking back into gear: Soon small fishing boats would take members of the escaping Rohingya—a Muslim community in Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma—out along the Kalaman River, where they’d connect with bigger boats in the bay. Anywhere was better than here. “Wherever...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi in anti-Muslim spat with BBC presenter

    03/25/2016 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 March 2016 | Nicola Harley
    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi made an anti-Muslim comment about a BBC presenter after being challenged on violence suffered by Burma’s Muslim minority. The Burmese politician, who was once under house arrest for 15 years in her native Burma, made an off-air comment about BBC Today presenter Mishal Husain after losing her temper during an interview where Husain asked her to condemn anti-Islamic sentiment. Following the interview, Suu Kyi was heard to mutter: "No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim."the 70-year-old president of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy refused to condemn...
  • Jungle Cowboys

    03/15/2016 6:00:56 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 19, 2016 | Sophia Lee
    BURMA—“Help!” Sahale Eubank, 15, screamed as she clung to a rock with one hand and held onto the reins of a panic-eyed horse with the other. River rapids dragged the poor beast toward jagged rocks. David Eubank, 55, dashed into the icy waters without taking off his socks and hiking boots. Father and daughter splashed, grunted, and pulled until the horse—their main porter for baggage stuffed with medical and educational supplies for impoverished villagers—climbed trembling onto the rock. Eubank, founder of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a humanitarian aid group, was on a two-day trek through the Karen State mountains...