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  • Iran Tests US Resolve, Forces Maersk Vessel to Coastal Waters

    04/29/2015 2:06:15 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 6 replies
    Jewish Press Online ^ | April 29, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    A Maersk ship flagged under the Marshall Islands is forced to sail to southern Iran by its Revolutionary Guard Corps. Iran appears to be testing the resolve of the United States and President Barack Obama in its latest adventure with a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz. U.S. forces operating in the region heard and responded to the distress call sent by the M/S Maersk Tigris, sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands, during a confrontation with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Marshall Islands are under a defense treaty with the United States; the U.S....
  • We Shall Not Rest Until We Raise Flag Of Islam Over The White House

    03/18/2015 10:48:15 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 26 replies
    Memri.Org ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    March 17, 2015 Special Dispatch No.5996 Iranian Leader Khamenei: A Society Steeped In The Spirit Of Martyrdom Is Unstoppable; Khamenei's Representative In IRGC Qods Force: We Shall Not Rest Until We Raise Flag Of Islam Over The White House In statements on February 26, 2015, both Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Ali Shirazi, his representative in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) elite Qods Force, stressed the need to instill the values of jihad and martyrdom in Iranian society, and reiterated the ideological principles of the Islamic Revolution – enmity towards the U.S. and opposition to American hegemony and...
  • Republican capitulation LEGALLY RATIFIES ILLEGAL AMNESTY

    02/26/2015 5:31:58 PM PST · by iowacornman · 45 replies
    Vanity | 2/26/2015 | Iowacornman
    The legal principal is that if you ratify through funding of the illegal act of a president gone berserk, you have just ratified his illegal act, waived objection and approved of his decree. STOP THIS!!
  • Islamic Jihad: Ceasefire Within 'Hours'; Hamas Disagrees

    08/24/2014 11:06:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Terrorist factions in Gaza are apparently split once again over the possibility of accepting an Egyptian ceasefire proposal, with Hamas stubbornly refusing to accept it and at least two Islamic Jihad leaders claiming a truce will come into effect imminently. Islamic Jihad official Khaled al-Battash told interviewers a ceasefire would be coming into effect "within hours", along the same basis as the ceasefire following Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, as outlined by an Egyptian proposal. The truce deal would include provisions for the rehabilitation of Gaza after a month and a half of fierce fighting, as well as an...
  • Will NATO's Turkey join Russia, or Muslim Militants, as Obama's "Pen and Phone" Military weakens?

    08/08/2014 8:04:04 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 11 replies
    Graewoulf | August 8, 2014 | Graewoulf
    As the well-coordinated, Russian and Militant Muslim giant military pincer maneuver continues to rapidly succeed for control of the Eastern Mediterranean formerly Sovereign Nations, will NATO's Turkey soon have to decide if Obama's failed "Pen and Phone, Whack-a-Mole" Military Exceptionalism, is better or worse than Putin or ISIS? Control of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Suez Canal by Russia's Navy would allow the free flow of Muslim Militant's Oil to the Russian-controlled Ukraine Oil Pipelines to Europe, at a mutually beneficial price to Putin and ISIS, of course.
  • Senators Appalled by Kerry's Anti-Israel Remarks in Iran Briefing

    11/13/2013 8:58:10 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 23 replies
    Jewish Press Online ^ | November 13, 2013 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In what was described as a “purely emotional” appeal that did not reveal the necessary specificity to assuage lawmakers’ concerns about a deceptive Iran on the brink of acquiring the ability to produce nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with members of the U.S. Senate banking committee on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 13. Kerry remained adamant that if congress ups the sanctions, it will push away Iranians from the negotiating table. And many members of congress seemed to be just as adamant that de-fanging sanctions at this stage of negotiations, when the Iranians remain unwilling to make major...
  • S. E. Cupp Withdraws from CPAC in Support of Same-Sex Marriage (video)

    02/26/2013 1:18:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 202 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Following in fellow MSNBC co-host Chris Hayes’s footsteps, the network’s conservative pundit S. E. Cupp has withdrawn from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month over the issue of same-sex marriage and the exclusion of GOProud. Cupp announced her decision to back out on The Cycle earlier this afternoon.
  • TEA Party to GOP Squish-Bags: It's Boehner/McConnell or Us Now

    01/02/2013 5:57:02 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Bachmann, West, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott,even Eric Cantor stand their ground while  Paul Ryan deeply disappoints conservatives Surely I'm not the only one who will be quitting the Republican Party -and I mean next week- if they keep spineless RINO nothing John Boehner (and even worse traitor Mitch McConnell) in a position of power, not now that they've kowtowed to the vile Obammunist regime yet again and ditched whatever speck of principle they ever had with an utterly appalling 41-1 tax increase/spending cuts ratio that can't spun any other way than complete and utter capitulation. What's the point of sticking with a party where even Paul Ryan...
  • Boehner Capitulates: ‘Obamacare is the Law of the Land’

    11/10/2012 6:19:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 237 replies ^ | November 9, 2012 | Matt Cover
    ( -- Although the Republican-dominant House of Representatives controls the federal purse strings, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that Tuesday’s election victory by President Barack Obama changed how he will approach the GOP goal of repealing the health reform law, saying that the president’s reelection made it “the law of the land.” “Well, I think the election changes that. It’s pretty clear that the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land,” Boehner told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an interview Thursday when asked if the House GOP would still make repeal its mission. However, Boehner also...
  • "The War on Terror is Over" Says Those in the Administration

    04/24/2012 2:57:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 23, 2012 | Daniel halper
    In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, "is now certain" to elect "an Islamist" as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls. But some in the Obama administration are now seeing things differently. "The war on terror is over," a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. "Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people...
  • US Made Covert Plan to Retrieve Iran Drone (but feared to upset Iran)

    12/07/2011 5:38:29 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 December 2011 | Julian E. Barnes
    U.S. officials considered conducting a covert mission inside Iran to retrieve or destroy a stealth drone that crashed late last week, but ultimately concluded such a secret operation wasn't worth the risk of provoking a more explosive clash with Tehran, a U.S. official said. See entire article for further detail.
  • NYC official: Protest cleanup is being postponed

    10/14/2011 4:03:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | October 14, 2011 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them. Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said the owners of the private park, Brookfield Office Properties, had put off the cleaning, scheduled for 7 a.m. More than hour beforehand, supporters of the protesters had started streaming into the park, creating a crowd of several hundred chanting people. A confrontation between police and protesters, who had vowed to stay put through civil disobedience, had...
  • Boehner Plan Faces Rebellion

    07/26/2011 11:23:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/26/2011 | COREY BOLES And NAFTALI BENDAVID
    <p>The leader of a large group of House conservatives said Tuesday he was "confident" there weren't enough GOP lawmakers to pass a plan by Republican House Speaker John Boehner to increase the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit.</p> <p>Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), who said the Boehner plan didn't cut spending enough, heads a group that includes 178 of the 240 Republican House lawmakers.</p>
  • Brown's Countdown, Day 52: Dutton says Republicans now meeting with Jerry Brown

    03/02/2011 8:12:35 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/2/11 | Torey Van Oot
    With the target for a budget deal nine days away, Senate GOP leader Bob Dutton confirmed Tuesday that some of his members are now talking to Gov. Jerry Brown. But don't get excited. Dutton, who says he asks members of his caucus to tell him when they meet with Brown, maintained that the hush-hush discussions are "not about tax extensions." All 15 of his caucus members, Dutton said, should still be considered "no" votes on Brown's proposal to put tax hike extensions on the ballot. . . .
  • Arms Treaty Draws More GOP Votes

    12/11/2010 8:49:08 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 68 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/11/10 | J Weisman
    White House officials said Friday that they have the 67 Senate votes needed to ratify a new U.S. nuclear-arms accord with Russia, and President Barack Obama will delay his planned vacation in Hawaii until the Senate votes. The declaration came after Maine's two Republican senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, declared their support for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
  • Capito Won't Run For Senate (West Virginia Republican Capitulates??)

    07/21/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 07/21/10
    Mark Murray writes: The Charleston Daily Mail (WV) reports that GOP Rep. Shelley Moore Capito won't run in the special election for Robert Byrd's Senate seat, side-stepping what would have been a competitive contest against Gov. Joe Manchin (D), who is running for the seat.
  • Capitulation

    06/15/2010 9:43:03 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 263+ views
    Capitulation by Ari Bussel At one point, someone will be reading this Collection of Postcards. That person would not have known us. In fact, we will be long dead. Many things would have happened in the world between then and now. It may be months, years, decades or even a century from present time. This Postcard is for that person. Things with which we are very familiar today, thus consider obvious, will be complete unknowns as the dust of history covers over them. Some phrases may not be understood, and references may seem disconnected. This Postcard, although it may not...
  • Chinese submarines, destroyers spotted in high seas near Okinawa

    04/14/2010 4:52:44 PM PDT · by Shaun_MD · 33 replies · 908+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 4-13-10 | Japan Today
    TOKYO — Two Chinese submarines and eight destroyers were spotted by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force on Saturday in the high seas between the main island of Okinawa and Miyako Island in the southernmost prefecture, Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said Tuesday. The defense chief said the Chinese submarines and destroyers were navigating southeastward, adding that Tokyo has never before confirmed such a large number of Chinese vessels near Japan. The Joint Staff Office of the Self-Defense Forces later said that Chinese submarines were seen on the sea surface near Japan for the first time and that Beijing had not notified...
  • Bart Stupak to Retire

    04/09/2010 5:41:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 188 replies · 5,894+ views
    CBS News Political Hotsheet ^ | April 9, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak, the congressman who led anti-abortion rights Democrats in the House during health care negotiations, will retire this year, CBS News has learned. He is expected to announce his plans later this morning. Had Stupak sought re-election, he would have faced challengers from both the left and the right backed by interest groups angered by Stupak's health care vote. Stupak negotiated with Democratic leaders down to the eleventh hour for stricter abortion language in the health care bill, but he ultimately voted for it after President Obama agreed to sign an executive order assuring the new laws...
  • Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    04/05/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 353 replies · 9,535+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self defense. But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation. Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to...
  • U.S. Fails to Persuade N.Korea Back to 6-Way Talks

    12/10/2009 5:36:05 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies · 704+ views
    Chosun Ilbo News, Seoul (English) ^ | 11 December 2009 | Chosun Ilbo, Seoul, S. Korea (English)
    A visit to North Korea by U.S. envoy Stephen Bosworth ended in failure Thursday to convince the North to return to multilateral nuclear disarmament talks. "We identified some common understandings on the need for and the role of the six-party talks and the importance of the implementation of the 2005 Joint Statement," Bosworth told reporters. "It remains to be seen when and how [North Korea] will return to the six-party talks." He added, "This is something that requires further consultations among all six of us." But Bosworth claimed he had "very useful" meetings with senior North Korean officials. Further bilateral...
  • Nashville hotel drops jihad conference over safety concerns

    05/30/2009 10:36:11 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 1,020+ views | 5/30/09 | Christina Sanchez
    Tennessean - headline and link only.
  • Stock futures freeze as tumble worsens ["We are in a panic mode, I don't know how else to....]

    10/24/2008 4:32:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies · 2,060+ views
    Stock futures freeze as tumble worsens Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:17am EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Stock index futures tumbled so sharply in European trade on Friday, they had to be frozen at several points in the morning. By 6:27 a.m. EDT December Dow Jones futures were down 6.2 percent, Standard & Poor's 500 futures were off 6.6 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 6.6 percent. All three contracts lost the maximum amount permissible before the start of futures trading in the United States. "We are in a panic mode, I don't know how else to describe it and when...
  • All Korean Markets open up!

    10/12/2008 5:13:15 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 41 replies · 3,436+ views
    All are up, continue capitulation!!!
  • I call Market Capitulation

    10/10/2008 12:17:37 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 48 replies · 868+ views
    Someone needs to call it! There I said, start buying!
  • Report urges diplomatic engagement with Muslims

    09/24/2008 6:39:24 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 15 replies · 284+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/23/08 | Laurie Goodstein
    After 18 months spent examining the deteriorating relations between the United States and the Muslim world during the Bush administration, a diverse group of American leaders will release a report in Washington today calling for a complete overhaul of American strategy to reverse the spread of terrorism and extremism. The report recommends more diplomatic engagement, even with Iran and other adversaries, and a major investment in economic development in Muslim countries to create jobs for alienated youth. It calls on the next president to use his inaugural address to signal a shift in approach, to immediately renounce the use of...
  • McCain at The Race conference: Capitulation complete

    07/16/2008 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 17 replies · 184+ views ^ | 7/15/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    McCain at The Race conference: Capitulation complete; Update: Juan Hernandez to broker meeting with Morones? By Michelle Malkin • July 15, 2008 08:32 AM As expected, John McCain’s appearance at the annual convention of La Raza/The Race yielded no Hermana Souljah moments. Ed Morrissey points to McCain’s mild, almost apologetic rejoinder to open-borders zealot Enrique Morones and compares it to Barack Obama’s embrace of the radical activist. That’s a relief. But it’s the very least we could expect of a Republican candidate. And when you watch the clip Ed posted, you’ll notice that in response to Morones blasting our Border...
  • Muslim ‘No-Go Areas’ in Britain? Just Go There!

    06/12/2008 10:38:22 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 34 replies · 231+ views
    PajamasMedia ^ | 6/12/08 | Mary Jackson
    In February this year, Christian evangelists Arthur Cunningham and Joseph Abraham were doing what Christian evangelists do: handing out Bible extracts. They were stopped by a representative of the law, threatened with arrest if they carried on preaching in “a Muslim area,” and warned that they might get beaten up if they came back. Where did this incident take place? Saudi Arabia, Iran, or Pakistan, where Christian preaching is forbidden and apostates persecuted? No, this “Muslim area” was in Alum Rock, Birmingham, England. That’s right — England, cradle of free speech; England, a country with an established, if enfeebled, Church,...
  • US: Hizbolla - yes, Wilders - no

    03/23/2008 10:20:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 346+ views
    US: Hizbolla - yes, Wilders - no: “Fitna fatigue or not, when you see something like this, how can you not blog? Network Solutions, a US company, is the host for (English version here) - view whois. Until a couple of days ago they also hosted a mostly empty page for Dutch politician and movie maker hopeful Geert Wilders, announcing his upcoming movie will be out soon.’ However, now the site is down, while Network Solutions investigates whether this blank page is in violation of acceptable policy.’ Maybe you must be a registered terror group in order to host...
  • Britain Demands More Muslims

    09/12/2007 5:41:56 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies · 798+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 09, 2007 | James Lewis
    The new Foreign Minister of Britain is either a brilliant liar or a fool. The trouble is, even he may not know which it is. David Milliband, a rising politician in British Labour (the socialist party of Britain), has demanded Turkish entry into the European Union. Turkish entry means free and unbounded immigration rights for 70 million Turkish Muslims into any EU member country. Since income per capita for Turkey is less than $10,000, the incentive for an enormous wave of Muslim migration will be unstoppable. It is civilizational suicide for Europe. For that reason millions of Europeans are having...
  • Airport with footbaths turns to intimidation

    09/23/2007 4:23:27 AM PDT · by Man50D · 67 replies · 640+ views ^ | September 23, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    An official with Kansas City International Airport apparently has tried intimidation in an effort to eliminate discussion about the recently installed footbaths, after repeated denials they are intended for Muslims to perform their footwashing ritual before their prayers. "That's the way I perceived it," Kevin Peterson told WND in a telephone interview. Peterson said he shares his name with a union steward for the Air Traffic Controllers Union at Kansas City's airport, but he is not the same individual. He was sent an e-mail from airport spokesman Joe McBride, who assumed he was writing to the union steward. "The...
  • Amazing Photo: Nun Searched for Bombs by Muslim in USA

    09/23/2007 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 246 replies · 2,918+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | Sep 22, 2007 | Robert Spencer
    Hijabbed security guard frisks nun (thanks to all who sent this in). Of course there should be random searches, and no one should be exempt -- if any group is exempt, its dress will soon be adopted by the terrorists. But there is an absurdity to this photo. And a hint that maybe we would do better devoting our resources to searching those who are more likely to be threats -- were that not so politically incorrect.
  • Mattel apologizes to China for toy recalls

    BEIJING (AP) -- U.S.-based toy giant Mattel issued an extraordinary apology to China on Friday over the recall of Chinese-made toys, taking the blame for design flaws and saying it had recalled more lead-tainted toys than justified. The gesture by Thomas A. Debrowski, Mattel's executive vice president for worldwide operations, came in a meeting with Chinese product safety chief Li Changjiang, at which Li upbraided the company for maintaining weak safety controls. Toy inquiry reveals more recalls to come Video More video India's infrastructure has undergone dramatic change in the last few years. Fortune takes you inside this country's sudden...
  • Abizaid: World Could Abide Nuclear Iran

    09/17/2007 10:29:06 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 55 replies · 2,241+ views
    AP ^ | Sept 17 2007 | AP
    Every effort should be made to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but failing that, the world could live with a nuclear-armed regime in Tehran, a recently retired commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Monday. John Abizaid, the retired Army general who headed Central Command for nearly four years, said he was confident that if Iran gained nuclear arms, the United States could deter it from using them. "Iran is not a suicide nation," he said. "I mean, they may have some people in charge that don't appear to be rational, but I doubt that the Iranians...
  • Cameron loses room to Muslims

    09/16/2007 4:59:18 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 41 replies · 949+ views
    16 September 2007Cameron loses room to Muslims By Nigel Nelson David Cameron has been forced to give up a Parliament room so Muslims can pray in it. Commons officials took Conference Room H off the Tory leader, who used it for secret MP briefings. The move angered secretaries in the next-door office. One said: "We work on a lot of confidential material and we don't know who will be going in there." The room will be used by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslim Labour MP Sadiq Kahn said it was an "excellent" idea, and joked: "David is...
  • And Shariah For All

    09/15/2007 7:59:52 AM PDT · by Nuc1 · 29 replies · 852+ views ^ | 09/15/07 | Diana West
    The story of the week wasn't Gen. David Petraeus' testimony on Iraq, although it dominated the headlines. The story of the week wasn't the sixth return of Sept. 11 since the jihad atrocity of 2001, although it inspired many public statements and ceremonies. The week's biggest story garnered little press and few comments. But, in a significant way, this overlooked story -- an outrageous display of police force in Brussels on Sept. 11, 2007 -- symbolizes the missing link in our flawed comprehension of both Iraq and Sept. 11. There, in the so-called capital of Europe, 200 people marked the...
  • Police Brutality Videotaped at Belgian 9/11 Peaceful Demonstration Against "Islamization of Europe"

    09/13/2007 9:30:12 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 51 replies · 1,369+ views
    Life Site ^ | John-Henry Westen
    Police Brutality Videotaped at Belgian 9/11 Peaceful Demonstration Against "Islamization of Europe" Pro-life, pro-family politicians of Flemish independence party especially targetted By John-Henry Westen BRUSSELS, September 12, 2007 ( - A September 11 demonstration against the "Islamization of Europe", where protesters planned a moment of silence to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy in the United States, was banned by the Socialist mayor of Brussels Freddy Thielemans claiming he feared "chaos and security threats".  Despite the ban, over 200 Belgians went ahead with a peaceful demonstration and joining them were the several prominent pro-life politicians. What then transpired is something reminiscent of...
  • You've Already Won, GOP (Red Arnold Flack Urges CAGOP To Capitulate Alert)

    08/10/2007 12:13:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 550+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/10/2007 | Dan Dunmoyer
    Senate Republicans don't seem to know how to declare victory and walk away from the table. If they continue to hold up the budget -- especially for non-budget issues -- after getting what they asked for in vetoes, the process implodes, negotiations will start from scratch, and we will likely lose the billions of dollars in reductions contained in the bill passed by the Assembly. Schwarzenegger has worked very well with Republicans on such issues as reforming workers' compensation, cutting the car tax, building prisons, increasing the water supply and protecting the "three strikes" law. He has worked equally well...
  • Is The Sun Starting To Set?

    04/07/2007 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 26 replies · 1,211+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 6 April 2007 | Staff
    Hostage Crisis: It's hard to say what was more troubling about the latest ordeal — Iran's immoral and illegal seizure of 15 British sailors or the fond farewells the ex-hostages bid their captors. It's easy to sit on the sidelines and criticize, particularly someone who's been through a grueling ordeal. And that certainly describes what Britain's sailors went through. That said, the reactions of those sailors — and indeed, of the British government — during the whole crisis was distressing. Is this all that's left of Britain's once-famous martial spirit? Let's hope not.
  • Israel agrees to remove some West Bank roadblocks

    12/26/2006 3:12:40 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 7 replies · 429+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 26, 2006 | Adam Entous
    JERUSALEM, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Monday approved the removal of 27 Israeli roadblocks in the occupied West Bank, a move officials said was meant to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Israel has been under U.S. and European pressure to take steps that could help strengthen Abbas of Fatah after he called early elections against his Hamas rivals. Israel says its checkpoints and unmanned roadblocks -- usually piles of rubble on roads linking towns or villages in the West Bank -- are meant to prevent militants from launching attacks, while Palestinians call them collective punishment....
  • The West's Groveling Capitulation To Militant Islam

    12/07/2006 10:05:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 760+ views ^ | 12/7/06 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Many in the West are congratulating Pope Benedict XVI’s recent trip to Turkey, where in the Blue Mosque he prayed facing Mecca and made other gestures meant to salve the wounds raised by his references to Islam’s history of violence. Personally, I found the whole scene a depressing exhibit of the West’s terminal failure of nerve, one particularly distressing given this Pope’s documented understanding that what we call the “war on terror” is in fact the latest episode in the centuries-long struggle with a militant Islam. In the Pope’s visit and the media response to it, we once again witnessed...
  • Olmert: I preferred captive soldiers to more dead

    12/04/2006 9:36:31 AM PST · by Alouette · 28 replies · 770+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 3, 2006 | Ronny Sofer
    PM meets with youths in Nahariya, explains why Israel ended war before kidnapped soldiers were returned, says 'better they sit in captivity a little longer than more dead soldiers' Ronny Sofer Published: 12.04.06, 19:16 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sat down on Monday with high-school students from the northern city of Nahariya and answered some tough questions about the war. "We didn't know if they were alive and it is preferable that they spend a little more time in captivity than having more soldiers die," said Olmert when asked why Israel ended the war without receiving kidnapped soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and...
  • Bush is seeking to turn 'thumping' into a 'great opportunity'

    11/11/2006 4:08:13 AM PST · by MadIvan · 291 replies · 3,974+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 11, 2006 | Toby Harnden
    On the morning after the mid-term elections, a humbled President George W Bush called it "a thumping".But yesterday he described the disastrous result for the Republicans, when Congress turned from Republican red to Democrat blue, as a "great opportunity". His aides were briefing that he now had the chance to build a domestic policy legacy and use his final two years in the White House to prove that politicians could get things done in Washington. After a White House coffee meeting yesterday, Mr Bush chuckled as Senator Dick Durbin, part of the new Democratic leadership in the Senate, joked: "I...
  • Catholic church in Detroit becomes mosque (did we not see this coming!)

    10/29/2006 3:43:31 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies · 1,189+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | October 29, 2006 | Gerald Augustinus
    The neighborhood already is predominantly Islamic. From Detroit News:The Islamic Center of North Detroit has a purchase agreement with the Archdiocese of Detroit for Our Lady Help of Christians' five buildings, which tentatively are planned to be used for an Islamic community center, larger worship space and possibly a school. The conversion of the Detroit buildings, on the Hamtramck border, from church to Muslim center underscores how much the community's makeup has changed. Long-entrenched Catholic churches have had to downsize as their congregations moved to the suburbs and other immigrant groups moved in. Hamtramck and nearby Detroit neighborhoods flourished...
  • Aide: Clinton Unleashed bin Laden (Flashback December 2001) - Re:"The Path to 9/11" ABC capitulation

    09/07/2006 12:39:13 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 15 replies · 1,107+ views
    Chuck Noe, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001 Bill Clinton ignored repeated opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden and his terrorist allies and is responsible for the spread of terrorism, one of the ex-president's own top aides charges. Mansoor Ijaz, who negotiated with Sudan on behalf of Clinton from 1996 to 1998, paints a portrait of a White House plagued by incompetence, focused on appearances rather than action, and heedless of profound threats to national security. Ijaz also claims Clinton passed on an opportunity to have Osama bin Laden arrested. Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, hoping to have terrorism sanctions...
  • Israel's Terminal Illness (Jewish State On Its Deathbed Unless Olmert Is Gone Alert)

    08/18/2006 12:28:25 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 41 replies · 1,237+ views ^ | 08/18/06 | Joseph Farah
    We've all known brave soldiers who fought courageously in multiple conflicts only to succumb to lingering and debilitating illnesses years later. Likewise, history tells us of nations that never lost a battle in combat only to die because they lost their sense of purpose, their will to survive. I think that's what is happening in Israel today. I think the Jewish state is terminally ill. Israel may have won three major wars in its 60-year history, but it will be lucky to survive another decade of morally bankrupt leadership. It's not just former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who is comatose....
  • Bush welcomes UN Mideast resolution - Repost

    08/12/2006 11:53:55 AM PDT · by ImpBill · 24 replies · 333+ views
    Reuters News Agency ^ | August 12, 2006 | Reuters
    Sat Aug 12, 9:55 AM ET CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush welcomed a U.N. resolution on Saturday aimed at stopping the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah, saying the guerrilla group and its sponsors Iran and Syria had brought an "unwanted" war to the region. The fighting continued on Saturday, with the Israeli army saying it had started broadening its ground offensive in southern Lebanon. The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday calling for a "cessation of hostilities" in the war between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah militia that has killed about 1,000 Lebanese and 123 Israelis and...
  • Bush welcomes UN MidEast resolution

    08/12/2006 9:45:47 AM PDT · by ImpBill · 49 replies · 716+ views
    Reuters - washingtonpost. ^ | August 12, 2006 | Reuters
    <p>President Bush welcomed a U.N. resolution on Saturday aimed at stopping the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah, saying the guerrilla group and its sponsors Iran and Syria had brought an "unwanted" war to the region.</p> <p>The fighting continued on Saturday, with the Israeli army saying it had started broadening its ground offensive in southern Lebanon.</p>
  • Why the Katyushas Are Falling

    07/19/2006 6:52:23 PM PDT · by Piranha · 13 replies · 1,084+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 19, 2006 | Steven Plaut
    People have very short memories. Most Israelis do not even recall the events that have led up to the rain of Katyushas and other missiles on Israeli civilians this past week. In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon after a long wave of terror attacks on Israel. At first, the announced Israeli goal was to advance 40 kilometers inside Lebanon and drive all the rocket shooters from range of Israel. The operation, called "Peace for Galilee", enjoyed over 90% support from the Israeli public, including Israeli Arabs. The army actually advanced more than 40 kilometers. It eventually took most of Beirut and...
  • Quartet agrees on ways to get aid to Palestinians

    05/09/2006 3:26:07 PM PDT · by Piranha · 12 replies · 322+ views
    Haaretz ^ | May 10, 2006 | Shlomo Shamir
    NEW YORK - Members of the Quartet of Middle East peace brokers, which is meeting at the United Nations in New York, agreed Tuesday to back a "temporary international mechanism" to channel aid to the Palestinians for a trial period to ease the financial squeeze on the new government following the election of Hamas. The Quartet members - the European Union, United Nations, U.S. and Russia - reached a "silent agreement" to establish a trust fund that will pay the salaries of Palestinian civil servants through the office of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Advertisement The group issued a statement...