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  • Eric Holder, top U.S. officials no-shows at Paris unity rally

    01/11/2015 5:47:53 PM PST · by bryan999 · 53 replies
    More than 40 European leaders and almost every French official turned out for the massive unity rally in Paris Sunday — but there was no sign of the U.S. Neither President Obama or Vice President Biden made the trip to Paris, although dozens of other world leaders and officials put ceremony aside and jostled for space amid the crowds in a stirring show of support against terrorism. The U.S. did send Attorney General Eric Holder to attend a pre-march terrorism summit convened by French President Francois Hollande. Holder, 63, joined with Hollande in condemning the recent Paris attacks in the...
  • Report: ISIS Birthplace Traced to US Prison in Iraq

    11/07/2014 1:48:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    WAPO ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Edwin Mora
    The birthplace of the Islamic State (ISIS) has been traced to Camp Bucca, a detention center that was operated by the United States military during the Iraq war. According to The Washington Post, many ISIS leaders, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, “were incarcerated and probably met” at Camp Bucca, “which had detained some of the war’s most radical extremists along the Kuwait border.” “According to former prison commanders, analysts and soldiers, Camp Bucca provided a unique setting for both prisoner radicalization and inmate collaboration — and was formative in the development of today’s most potent jihadist force,” reports the Post.
  • Chris Matthews surrenders to ISIS: ‘More force is not the answer’

    09/10/2014 12:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Chris Matthews isn’t much for logical consistency. In the wake of the gruesome beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists, an act explicitly designed to send a warning to the United State of America, the MSNBC host appeared visibly agitated by President Barack Obama’s inattentiveness. “No American president can survive if he lets Iran get nuclear weapons, and no American president can survive if he lets Americans be beheaded on international television with impunity. Impunity!” an impassioned Matthews asserted. “He has to strike back, as an American, it’s in our soul!”A few weeks and another beheading later, the...
  • French government warns about traveling to certain parts of New Orleans

    11/16/2013 12:31:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    wwltv.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | WWLTV
    In the French Quarter, the government advisory warns travelers to not go beyond northwestern Dauphine Street and northeast Ursulines Ave. If travelers are in the Garden District, they say not to travel north of St. Charles Avenue or south of Magazine Street.
  • Army forsakes combat hero for Muslims

    05/05/2013 3:24:11 AM PDT · by wesagain · 68 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 5, 2013 | Radio Staff Report
    "'If we can't accurately describe who the enemy is, how can we win a war?'"The U.S. Army has further punished a highly respected and decorated officer in the wake of Muslim groups complaining about the approved course he taught on radical Islam at National Defense University. In October, WND reported Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley was fired from his position at the school for the way he conducted a class on how to respond to a variety of scenarios instigated by radical Muslims. A visitor to the class found the discussions offensive to Muslims and informed some 57 Islamic organizations, which...
  • CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook’s Restrictions on Word 'Islamist'

    04/06/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook’s Restrictions on Word 'Islamist' April 5, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) praised the Associated Press (AP) for revising its stylebook to forbid the use of the word “Islamist,” if it is used to describe Islamic militants or extremists. In a press release on Friday, CAIR said revising the term is a "step in the right direction,” and that they helped influence the AP’s decision. “Late last year, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) approached AP about modifying the reference, which had been added to its influential...
  • Talks with Taliban Collapse

    10/02/2012 8:42:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Fox News Live (no link) | 10/2/12
    Now on Fox. Reporting that talks with Taliban have collapsed as our surrender date in 2014 is official. Talks were through intermediaries to get some sort of treaty with the terrorists to salvage some shred of respect from Obama's announced surrender. The Taliban refused to release the sole US soldier being held hostage no matter how many terrorists Obama would release from Gitmo. They told Obama, basically, to go to hell. Our surrender in Afghanistan is now complete, along with the Afghani "allies" upping the murders of US troops. Full coverage in The Boston Globe.
  • SOURCE: STATE DEPARTMENT IN TALKS TO TRANSFER ‘BLIND SHEIKH’ TO EGYPT; DOJ DENIES

    09/17/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze. The Department of Justice, however, told TheBlaze that Rahman is serving a life sentence and is not considered for possible release.  Previous calls to the State Department were referred to the Department of Justice and so far, the State Department has neither confirmed nor denied the report.
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • Germany Mediates Secret US-Taliban Talks

    05/25/2011 10:29:03 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    Der Spiegal ^ | May 24th 2011 | Susanne Koelbl and Holger Stark
    The German government is mediating secret talks on German soil between the US government and representatives of the Taliban. Berlin is cautiously optimistic that the negotiations will deliver progress, but observers warn that the insurgents' morale remains high. It's still unknown where exactly in Germany the American and Afghan negotiators met, but when they met can be pinpointed fairly exactly: at the turn of the year and on the second weekend in May. It's also fairly clear who attends these talks on peace in the Hindu Kush. On the American side, representatives of the State Department and the CIA are...
  • New York's [Mayor] Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims

    08/25/2010 1:51:54 PM PDT · by dselig · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Stephen Prothero
    Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor. By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN In a commentary on the shrill Republican silence in the face of the "Obama is a Muslim" nonsense, Slate’s John Dickerson wrote that "with so much traffic on the low road in American politics, you'd imagine a politician or two might take the high road simply to beat the congestion." Well, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to take the road less...
  • UK: Muslims “Feel Intimidated”

    07/15/2010 7:38:37 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 39 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | July 15Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    About ten days ago, I posted a video which showed us that Muslims in Europe are starting to feel the heat of the anti-Islam movement. Today we learn things are getting hotter for Muslims in the UK, and of course they are whining about it. As usual the Islamic community is a one-way street. It is alright when Muslims there take to the streets and call for Sharia Law to dominate the UK, while others call for war from their Sharia Courts. It is also alright when Muslims march across the UK in a show of Islamic unity, and when...
  • Paris police ban pork street party in Muslim area

    06/15/2010 10:15:27 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 37 replies · 860+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/15/10 | Pierre Yves-Roger
    PARIS – French police have banned a street party whose organizers planned to serve alcoholic cocktails and pork sausages in a heavily Muslim neighborhood of Paris, authorities said in a statement Tuesday.Police said the party, called "Sausage and Booze," could have been viewed as a provocation in the Goutte-d'Or neighborhood of northern Paris, where many Muslims pray on the streets because there are not enough mosques. Alcohol and pork are forbidden by Islam and the party had been slated for just after Friday's main Muslim weekly prayers.Organizers said they were holding the party to protest Islam's encroachment on traditional French...
  • Mitch Daniels Reveals an Inconvenient Truth about the Right

    06/15/2010 6:33:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies · 1,149+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/14/2010 | John Guardiano
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has disappointed many social and cultural conservatives with his call for a "truce on the so-called [sic] social issues. We're going to just have to agree to get along for a little while," until the economic issues are resolved, Daniels told the Weekly Standard's Andrew Ferguson. But as the American Spectator's Joseph Lawler has observed, it's doubtful that Daniels' truce would change anything. After all, Lawler rightly asks: "What typical Republican policies would he [Daniels] have to suspend and they [social and cultural conservatives] have to sacrifice? It's not clear to me that it would be...
  • 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities'

    05/11/2010 2:22:58 AM PDT · by STD · 132 replies · 4,349+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5/03/10 | MEMRI
    TTP Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Declares: 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities' The first, which the YouTube page titled "Hakeemullah Mehsud is Alive and Healthy and Delivering news about Attacks on USA," is 2:17 long, and shows a still satellite image of North America with a still image of Hakimullah Mehsud. Speaking in Urdu, he states that the date is April 19, 2010 and threatens bombings in U.S. "states & cities"; as he speaks, explosions are shown taking place across the map. (To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2463.htm. NOTE: You...
  • US plans 'dramatic reductions' in nuclear weapons

    03/01/2010 7:46:57 AM PST · by HDCochran · 157 replies · 4,513+ views
    bbc.com ^ | 3/1/10
    Barack Obama plans 'dramatic reductions' in US nuclear weapons stockpile. Headline only.
  • U.S. to stop counting new missiles in Russia

    12/01/2009 11:55:46 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 24 replies · 1,436+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/1/2009 | Nicholas Kralev
    The United States is about to lose a key arms-control tool from the closing days of the Cold War -- the right to station American observers in Russia to count the long-range missiles leaving its assembly line. The end of full-time, on-site access will likely ignite complaints in Congress, with insiders from both parties arguing over whether the George W. Bush or the Obama administration is responsible.
  • Obama Seeks Signal for Eventual End to Afghan War (Update1) ('Rats haven't "won" a war since 1945! )

    11/12/2009 11:32:52 AM PST · by kellynla · 9 replies · 654+ views
    11/12/2009 | Viola Gienger
    Cannot Post. Link is on Post#2
  • Barack Obama 'to reject Afghanistan war options in favour of plan with clear exit strategy'

    11/12/2009 9:53:34 AM PST · by XHogPilot · 69 replies · 1,848+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12 Nov, 2009 | Ben Farmer
    Barack Obama is to reject all of the options outlined for increasing troop numbers in Afghanistan in favour of revised plans which include a clear exit strategy, it has been claimed. The report came from a senior administration official close to the high-level deliberations Mr Obama is holding with his war cabinet over the refocusing of the Afghan war effort. The President is said to have raised questions at a meeting on Wednesday that could alter both the size of any possible troop increase and the length of time they are in the country before they can hand over to...
  • Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

    08/24/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 199 replies · 10,739+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 24,2009 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry. This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but...
  • Freepers, Birthers, Morons of ALL stripe [ PUKE ]

    08/13/2009 1:55:08 PM PDT · by rface · 35 replies · 1,503+ views
    DU via email ^ | 8.13.09 | friend
    Accusations and responses from Liberal Kook to Rational Conservative:. You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.[ Damn straight! - The US Supreme Court said, "No Cherry Picking Vote Recounts from Democrat Counties....It's UnConstitutional ] You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.[ That's Right - Its like NOT having Politicians pretending to be Health Care Providers ] You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.[ Plame was not "covert" -- she was a political HACK that needed to be outed.....her and her...
  • French Festival Is a Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Wine ’n’ Cheese

    08/06/2009 10:35:14 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies · 692+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 5, 2009 | MAĎA De La BAUME
    Alain Ribaut does not speak English, claims to hate American food and has few personal connections with the United States. But he thought Mirande, his sleepy hometown in southwestern France, needed a little something, perhaps even a glimpse of the American dream. So in 1992 he set out to organize the “festival de country music de Mirande,” which has grown into an annual event that now attracts more than 160,000 people, 40 times the population of Mirande.... Harley-Davidson motorcycles fill the parking lots, and speakers blare country music. Some people are transformed, too. Mr. Ribaut described how in this year’s...
  • Islam's Homemade Concentration Camp

    05/28/2009 5:17:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,153+ views
    IsraelNationalNews.com / Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 28, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    The abduction and murder in Paris of a young Jewish man by a gang of Muslim immigrants calling themselves the Barbarians shocked the whole of France in 2006. But now that the accused are on trial - silence. A French judge has ordered the latest issue of the magazine Choc ("shock") removed from the shelves. The cover showed a man with duct tape completely covering his head, except for a small opening around his nostrils. His nose is bloody. His hands are also bound with duct tape. It was a photo of Ilan Halimi, the 23-year-old Parisian Jew who was...
  • Radio Rage (Seething Conservatives update)

    05/13/2009 6:41:17 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 99 replies · 2,737+ views
    Salon ^ | May 13, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    May 13, 2009 | In John Frankenheimer's taut 1964 film, "Seven Days in May," the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appalled at a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union, plot a coup d'état to remove the president whom they regard as too soft and naive about the evil of America's enemies. The screenplay by Rod Serling (based on a 1962 novel by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II) is filled with passionate lines that seem right out of today's talk radio -- "intellectual dilettantes" versus patriotism; America's loss of "greatness"; the superiority of military experience to civilian judgment and governance.
  • Iran Launches Airstrikes Into Iraq

    05/06/2009 6:20:13 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 189 replies · 11,833+ views
    The Weekly Standard Blog ^ | May 4, 2009 | Weekly Standard
    (snip) "To say this complicates the Obama administration's diplomatic outreach is to put it mildly. This administration -- in fairness, not unlike the last few years of the Bush administration -- seems prepared to make an endless series of concessions to Tehran in order to secure a peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue. Yet despite these repeated overtures, the Iranians refuse to budge even an inch and instead make announcements of more centrifuges and new missiles. Now they're launching airstrikes in Iraq."
  • Cantor wants fresh start - 'We Can Do Better'

    04/23/2009 10:16:24 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 68 replies · 1,440+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/23/09 | Andy Barr
    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said ahead of a meeting at the White House Thursday that Obama and Republicans ... ... on Capitol Hill have gotten off on the wrong foot. "The first 100 days have not been the best days for bipartisanship," Cantor said during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "We've got some very serious issues, and I do think now that we can come together," he said. "We can do better." Cantor added that he wants to tell the president later today that "we want to work with you."
  • Barack Obama: President Pantywaist - new surrender monkey on the block

    04/10/2009 9:47:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 40 replies · 2,116+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | 04/10/09 | Gerald Warner
    President Barack Obama has recently completed the most successful foreign policy tour since Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. You name it, he blew it. What was his big deal economic programme that he was determined to drive through the G20 summit? Another massive stimulus package, globally funded and co-ordinated. Did he achieve it? Not so as you'd notice. Barack is not the first New World ingenue to discover that European leaders will load him with praise, struggle sycophantically to be photographed with him and outdo him in Utopian rhetoric. But when it comes to the critical moment of opening their wallets...
  • Pirates Foil U.S. Captain's Escape Attempt

    04/10/2009 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Raster Man · 20 replies · 814+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2009
    Defense Department officials said the American sea captain held by Somali pirates made a desperate escape attempt but was recaptured, escalating a dramatic Indian Ocean standoff.
  • ABC Wonders If You Care About Bow; What White House Calls 'a Lean'

    04/09/2009 2:09:55 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 83 replies · 3,208+ views
    News Busters ^ | 04/09/2009 | Scott Whitlock
    In the brief "Closing Arguments" segment on Wednesday's "Nightline," ABC's Terry Moran credulously repeated the White House contention that Barack Obama didn't bow to the King of Saudi Arabia last week at the G-20 summit. As video of the incident played, Moran narrated, "He sees King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Goes in for the hello. There's a hand shake. Obama bends at the waist. But was it a bow?" [Audio available here.] He then recited, "The White House called it a lean, pointing out the King's shorter than the President." Inviting people to respond on his Twitter page, Moran wondered,...
  • Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia

    04/09/2009 8:26:14 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 176 replies · 10,283+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 9, 2009 | by Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - [snip] Obama was asked to comment on the situation several times by reporters at a White House event on refinancing for homeowners. Obama, however, stuck closely to the script and replied that he wanted to remain focused on housing.
  • U.S. to join nuclear talks with Iran

    04/08/2009 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 78 replies · 4,810+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a major departure from previous policy, the United States will join direct talks between U.N. and European powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program, the State Department announced Wednesday. The Obama administration has asked the European Union's international policy chief, Javier Solana, to invite Iran to new talks with the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany, State Department spokesman Robert Wood said. Washington, which does not have diplomatic relations with Iran, has stayed out of those talks to date. "If Iran accepts, we hope this will be an occasion to seriously engage Iran...
  • Mohammed Cartoons redux: Make no apology for defending Western values; Update: Obama bows again

    04/07/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 1,185+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 4/7/09 | Michelle Malkin
    There is a reason we call Muslim mau-mau-ers the Religion of Perpetual Outrage. They will never give up until you give in. Three years after the Mohammed Cartoon conflagration, the grievance-mongers are still trying to extract contrition out of the Danes and others who stood up for the West and for free speech. Unfortunately, the ROPO bullies squeezed conciliatory remarks from Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. He didn’t say the exact words “I’m sorry,” but he might as well have tattooed it on his forehead: New NATO chief pledges conciliation with Muslims Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh...
  • Obama administration: Only 5 percent of the Taliban is incorrigible (I wish this were satire...)

    03/10/2009 2:09:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,449+ views
    The London Spectator ^ | March 10, 2009 | James Forsyth
    Chuck Todd at First Read flags up some fascinating comments from Vice-President Biden on his visit to Nato: “5 percent of the Taliban is incorrigible, not susceptible to anything other than being defeated. Another 25 percent or so are not quite sure, in my view, the intensity of their commitment to the insurgency. And roughly 70 percent are involved because of the money, because of them being -- getting paid.” Biden goes onto say that the “idea of what concessions would be made is well beyond the scope of my being able to answer, except to say that whatever is...
  • Newsweek Unveils Newest Cover

    03/02/2009 11:40:19 AM PST · by Baladas · 52 replies · 1,942+ views
    970 WFLA ^ | March 2, 2009 | staff
    In the March 9, 2009 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, March 2), "Radical Islam is A Fact of Life. How To Live With it" Fareed Zakaria makes the case for why the West needs to adopt a more sophisticated strategy toward Radical Islam. Plus: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman discuss the country's future in their first foreign media interview since winning in the recent election. Lastly: A review of the latest comic book inspired movie, "Watchmen."
  • Declining Defense - Obama's budget does cut one federal department.

    03/02/2009 10:41:55 AM PST · by Gabrial · 72 replies · 2,339+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/2/09 | WSJ
    For all of his lavish new spending plans, President Obama is making one major exception: defense.
  • Caption these libtards with their signs on "Hello Everybody" (sequal to 2004's "Sorry Everybody")

    01/28/2009 11:50:29 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 51 replies · 1,589+ views
    sorryevertybody.com ^ | (post Obama election victory) | (not provided)
  • Obama (on O'Reilly): Surge Succeeded Beyond "Wildest Dreams"

    09/04/2008 2:01:50 PM PDT · by montag813 · 277 replies · 791+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 09/04/2008 | FoxNews
    The troop surge in Iraq has been more successful than anyone could have imagined, Barack Obama conceded Thursday in his first-ever interview on FOX News’ “The O’Reilly Factor.” As recently as July, the Democratic presidential candidate declined to rate the surge a success, but said it had helped reduce violence in the country. On Thursday, Obama acknowledged the 2007 increase in U.S. troops has benefited the Iraqi people. “I think that the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated,” Obama said while refusing to retract his initial opposition to the surge. “I’ve already said it’s succeeded beyond our wildest...
  • (Jackson) Browne: You Should Know, I'm Not Team McCain!

    08/14/2008 12:51:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 95 replies · 1,939+ views
    TMZ ^ | 8/14/08 | staff
    Guess elephants have some serious short-term memory issues! Everyone knows singer Jackson Browne is a serious liberal, everyone except, apparently, John McCain. Now Browne is fighting mad and has filed suit against McCain and his party, alleging they falsely suggested he was on their side. Browne claims the GOP used his epic hit "Running on Empty" in an ad for McCain without his permission, adding that the ad mocks Barack Obama, which Browne ain't none too happy about. The suit wants the ad to stop running -- STAT -- and is seeking damages. Browne's lawyer Lawrence Iser says this ain't...
  • Where in the World is Obama's Missing Thesis?

    July 31, 2008 Where in the World is Obama's Missing Thesis? Ed Lasky Barack Obama wrote his senior thesis at Columbia University on Soviet nuclear disarmament. Inquiring people have sought a copy of this thesis to no avail. Columbia says it cannot be found; Barack Obama says he lost it. How likely is that a person so impressed with himself that he writes an autobiography just a few years later would "lose" his senior thesis? After all, a Presidential Library must be filled. And as Jim Geraghty at National Review and others have noted there are a lot of blank...
  • Outcry after French court rules on virginity

    06/04/2008 6:24:32 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 17 replies · 141+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/4/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Breibart has a story about a bride who lied about her virginity and her husband who wanted the marriage annulled when he found out she was not. The big deal? They were both Muslims and that particular religion sets great store by women's virginity before marriage. In fact, it sets great store by virginity, period. Men who die during jihad are promised 72 virgins in the afterlife. Apparently, in the Muslim afterlife the 72 virgins have their virginity restored so that the supply of virgins never runs dry. The French are now in an uproar and demanding to have the...
  • Vimy's new enemy: no uniform, no clothes, no respect (French scum disrespecting heroes)

    01/30/2008 5:28:44 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 29 replies · 521+ views
    The Telegraph-Journal ^ | January 30th, 2008 | Rob Linke
    Vimy's new enemy: no uniform, no clothes, no respect Exhibitionism Veterans minister deterring public sex at memorial Rob Linke TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL Published Wednesday January 30th, 2008 Appeared on page A1 OTTAWA - More than 90 years after Canadian soldiers seized Vimy Ridge, Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson is still part of a battle - this one to protect Canada's iconic memorial from kinky French couples. Vimy's new enemy are exhibitionists who pose nude or have sex at the First World War memorial, then post pictures of their activities online. Some images have the names of thousands of Canadian war dead, carved...
  • French Won't Extradite Slaying Suspect

    08/24/2007 11:07:49 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 436+ views
    CHICAGO, (AP) -- French officials are refusing to extradite an American suspected of killing a dermatologist last year because he recently became a French citizen, prosecutors said. Hans Peterson, 29, turned himself in to French authorities Aug. 6 on the Caribbean island of St. Martin after an arrest warrant was issued for him in Chicago. He is accused of fatally stabbing Dr. David Cornbleet in the dermatologist's downtown Chicago office in October. Peterson, a U.S. citizen whose mother is French, obtained French citizenship in May while living on St. Martin, the Chicago Tribune reported. Peterson is being held in French-controlled...
  • Gallic intifada :: French Far Right and Left Kiss Up to Islam

    10/16/2006 4:35:44 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 18 replies · 623+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2006 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    Turf-conscious bloggers in Paris' rundown, mostly Muslim, suburban immigrant housing estates rival in violent messages threatening to beat senseless and even kill any intruder caught in "our ghetto." Almost every word is misspelled, in both argot slang and pidgin French. These are not empty threats. An average of 14 policemen a day are injured in bloody clashes with jobless youths. France's Interior Ministry said 2,500 police officers had been "wounded" this year. The head of the hard-line trade union "Action Police" Michel Thooris wrote to Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy to describe conditions in housing developments turned slums as "intifada." Police...
  • In Hollywood's eyes, the French are a foreign lesion

    09/18/2006 12:34:43 AM PDT · by darkness78 · 3 replies · 328+ views
    It's an epidemic of caricature and vilification, and the slurs are, for the most part, neither subtle nor gentle. As one French critic noted recently, "Hollywood hasn't engaged in this kind of wholesale nationality-bashing since Pearl Harbor." What's going on? It's a debatable issue, but it doesn't take a sociology degree to see that it mostly stems from two factors: American anger over the lack of French support for the Iraq invasion, and the absence of politically correct movie villains since the end of the Cold War. Since 2003, a wave of anti-French sentiment in America has resulted in boycotts...
  • 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...
  • Le Monde Editorial: 'Bush's Mistakes'

    09/11/2006 10:16:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 1,283+ views
    AP ^ | 9/11/6
    PARIS -- "We are all Americans," France's Le Monde newspaper proclaimed on Sept. 12, 2001, speaking for millions worldwide in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the United States. Five years later, the respected daily carried a very different message Monday: Its lead editorial was titled "Bush's Mistakes." The paper's assessment five years ago reflected a collective shock and sympathy felt in France and many nations that has given way to a much more complex view of the United States since then, particularly after the war in Iraq. In its issue Monday, Le Monde called the war in Afghanistan...
  • House Votes To Ban Horse Slaughter

    09/07/2006 2:24:14 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 139 replies · 1,912+ views
    KXAS-TV ^ | Sept 7, 2006
    House Votes To Ban Horse Slaughter WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Thursday to ban the slaughter of horses for meat, a practice that lawmakers thought they already had ended. Instead of banning it outright, Congress last year yanked the salaries and expenses of federal inspectors. But the Bush administration simply started charging plants for inspections, and the slaughter has continued. The House vote was 263-146 to outlaw the killing of horses for human consumption. Opponents of the practice showed photographs of horses with bloodied and lacerated faces, the result of being crammed into trailers that would carry the animals...
  • UN force put in doubt as French reveal militia fear

    08/17/2006 4:18:42 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 77 replies · 1,556+ views
    The Times ^ | August 18, 2006 | Charles Bremner
    UN force put in doubt as French reveal militia fear From Charles Bremner in Paris PLANS for a 15,000-strong United Nations force in Lebanon were cast into doubt yesterday when France demanded guarantees that Hezbollah forces would first be disarmed and Germany said it would not send combat troops. President Chirac’s office announced that France would add immediately 200 troops to its contingent of 200 serving with the existing UN force in south Lebanon (Unifil), which France commands. The statement, after a telephone conversation between M Chirac and Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, dismayed UN officials, who had hoped...
  • Brigitte Bardot 'ashamed to be French'

    07/19/2006 12:43:05 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 39 replies · 5,922+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/19/6
    PARIS - Brigitte Bardot, angered over what she called France's insensitivity to the plight of minks, has threatened to move to Sweden. The French film star, who runs a foundation for animal rights, wrote a letter Wednesday to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson calling his nation one of only a few countries "that takes into consideration animal well-being." Bardot also contacted the French Finance Ministry to criticize France for attacking Sweden's proposal for new European Commission rules on conditions for raising minks in Sweden. "The intervention of my government makes me ashamed, ashamed to be French," she wrote. While Bardot...
  • Lance Armstrong renews French bashing on awards show

    07/16/2006 11:41:39 AM PDT · by World_Events · 8 replies · 619+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/16/06 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Lance Armstrong renewed his verbal attack on the French, bashing their World Cup team during an American awards show and using a derogatory word to describe the players. "All their players (France) tested positive ... for being a** holes," the seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong was quoted as saying in the Los Angeles Daily News on Friday. The American cycling hero Armstrong made his comments in his opening monologue as the host of ESPY Awards, an annual televised event produced by ESPN. The show was taped on Wednesday at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre and is scheduled...