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  • John Bolton: ‘The World's Descending Into Chaos’ Under Obama

    08/06/2014 8:56:02 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8-6-2014 | Bradford Thomas
    Bradford Thomas August 6-2014 On Fox Business Wednesday, former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton declared that under the president’s ineffective leadership, “the world’s descending into chaos” and if America continues to pull back internationally, "you're going to have anarchy increasing." Speaking with host Stuart Varney, Bolton first discussed Vladimir Putin’s hostile strategy in Ukraine and Europe, including increasing the number of Russian troops at the border and conducting cyber-warfare against several European countries—“aggressive” tactics to which Bolton saw no end in sight. Varney then transitioned to the recent WSJ/NBC poll that presents damning numbers about the American people’s...
  • One round trip to Gaza, Please

    07/22/2014 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Despite their reluctance, the Israelis are back in Gaza -- for the third time in a decade, and for who knows how many times to come. It's become almost a regularly scheduled round trip by now. Their reluctance is understandable; Gaza has been a trap since the old days. Specifically, the Old Testament days. ("The Philistines are upon thee, Samson!" --Judges 16:20.) All of which may explain why the Israelis didn't invade this time until Hamas rejected their (and the Egyptians') repeated offers of a truce. Now they're back to block the tunnels Hamas was using, or rather planning...
  • Judge rules in favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's defamation lawsuit [Same judge as trial]

    06/30/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    NBC ORLANDO ^ | 6/30/14
    Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin...
  • CBS News Denies Conflict of Interest over Exec’s Familial Ties to White House

    05/01/2014 5:33:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/1/14 | Josh Feldman
    Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has made the media rounds claiming that network management was not exactly happy she was covering stories critical of the Obama administration. When new Benghazi information was made public this week, CBS News covered the new details (with a disclosure that Ben Rhodes, the Obama administration official at the center of the controversy, is the brother of CBS News President David Rhodes). However, some conservative sites still claimed a serious conflict of interest, with the Heritage Network blog and the Washington Free Beacon picked up on the familial connection.
  • Pro-Russian Ukrainian Jews Express Support For Military Incursion in Crimea

    03/04/2014 4:00:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 3/4/14 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    Shortly after Russian soldiers occupied the Crimean city of Sevastopol last week, Leah Cyrlikova took her two children out for an afternoon stroll in a city park. When they passed a group of soldiers, they stopped to have a friendly chat and pose with them for photos. While many Ukrainian Jews have strongly condemned the Russian military incursion into Crimea, others see the intervention as restoring order in the wake of a violent revolution that overthrew the pro-Russian government of President Viktor Yanukovych. “I feel safer with them around,” said Cyrlikova, a Jewish Ukrainian who has lived in Sevastopol for...
  • 7 Most Corrupt Countries in the World

    01/06/2014 9:35:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | 12/12/13 | Kurtis Droge
    Corruption is often cited as one of the biggest problems in governments across the world. Though many would like to dismiss it as a third-world problem or as an issue associated with the mobsters and gangsters of yesteryear, corruption is alive and kicking in more countries than you might think. Transparency International’s study of corruption found that two-thirds of the world’s nations scored below 50 on their corruption index, with the worst possible score being a 0 and the best, 100. While many developed countries posted fine scores — Denmark and New Zealand led the way, tied at 91 —...
  • Fight breaks out near Santa's booth at Mall St. Matthews (Louisville, KY)

    12/25/2013 8:43:09 AM PST · by Bratch · 56 replies
    WAVE3 News ^ | December 24, 2013 | Joey Brown and Natalia Martinez
    <p>LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A fight broke out near Santa's booth at Mall St. Matthews on Christmas Eve while a WAVE 3 News camera was rolling.</p> <p>"Two girls, just going at it," one witness said.</p> <p>"I just heard everybody screaming for security," Max Carter recalled.</p>
  • Bill Clinton: Conflict is ‘good politics’

    10/16/2013 3:18:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/13 | TAL KOPAN
    Former President Bill Clinton is weighing in on the government shutdown, saying the problem is that “constant conflict” can be a big advantage for politicians at the ballot box. “Constant conflict is actually often good politics, because the more you can inflame your supporters the more likely they are to show up at Election Day,” Clinton said on Monday, according to CNN. “And if they’re more inflamed than the other side, even if the other side has more people agreeing with it, you’ll win because your crowd will show up.”
  • Netanyahu: Conflict is Not About the 'Settlements'

    08/16/2013 7:03:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 8/16/13 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The Israeli-Arab conflict has nothing to do with the “settlements” and everything to do with Arab refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told United Nations head Ban Ki-moon on Friday. Netanyahu and Ban met in Jerusalem, and the Prime Minister asked Ban to look into the UNRWA summer camps in Gaza which are used to delegitimize Israel, call for its destruction and educate Palestinian Authority Arab children to carry out jihad.
  • Kerry: 'Core Issue of Instability ... Is the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict'

    07/17/2013 5:12:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/17/13 | Jeryl Bier
    Secretary of State John Kerry is currently in Jordan for talks with area leaders and a meeting of the Arab Peace Initiative Follow-Up Committee. After a meeting with Jordanian foreign minister Nasser Judeh, Kerry made some rather sweeping remarks about the role the Palestinian-Israeli conflict plays in not only regional but global stability [emphasis added]: Peace is in the common interest of everybody in this region. And as many ministers said to me today in the meeting that we had – many of them – they said that the core issue of instability in this region and in many other...
  • Israel on Alert Israel appears to be readying for conflict with Lebanon

    02/11/2013 1:54:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    Senior Israeli officials have indicated that the Jewish state is gearing up for a major “war with Lebanon,” according to sources close to the Israeli government. The Israeli military has reportedly deployed missile defense systems to the northern part of the country, which sits near Lebanon, and has ordered all civilian aircraft to evacuate Haifa airport, the Jewish state’s northernmost air hub. Senior Israeli officials have warned of an impending conflict in closed-door meetings in Washington, D.C., sources said. The “world needs to be prepared for the next war with Lebanon,” a senior military adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Timeline appears to conflict with agent’s testimony in Reese case

    12/02/2012 7:23:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/2.12 | David Codrea
    Revelations by the Albuquerque Journal that ties existed between a Columbus, N.M., gun trafficking conspiracy and the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation highlight a disconnect with pretrial testimony given by an ATF agent in yet a third case, that of the Reese family, a tip received this morning by Gun Rights Examiner from a source close to the case suggests. “Federal prosecutors have sought to distance the Columbus gun smuggling case,” reporter Mike Gallagher revealed in a story filed last Thursday. “But reports obtained by the Journal show that in April 2010, federal agents were aware that the leader of...
  • Desecrated Ancient Temple Sheds Light on Early Power Struggles at Tel Beth-Shemesh

    11/19/2012 5:00:25 AM PST · by Renfield · 6 replies
    aftau.org ^ | 11-12-2012
    Tel Aviv University researchers have uncovered a unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound at the site of Tel Beth-Shemesh, an ancient village that resisted the aggressive expansion of neighboring Philistines. The newly discovered sacred complex is comprised of an elevated, massive circular stone structure and an intricately constructed building characterized by a row of three flat, large round stones. Co-directors of the dig Prof. Shlomo Bunimovitz and Dr. Zvi Lederman of TAU's Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology say that this temple complex is unparalleled, possibly connected to an early Israelite cult — and provides remarkable new evidence of the...
  • Netanyahu: (Israeli Defense Minister Ehud) Barak Trying to Spark Conflict with U.S.

    10/02/2012 2:17:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/12 | Annie Lubin
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is claiming that Defense Minister Ehud Barak is trying to spark conflict between Israel and the United States. The two have been close confidants, with Barak, a left of center politician, originally giving Netanyahu legitimacy in the U.S. as a man of balance politically. Barak was Netanyahu's superior officer during their IDF service. According to Arutz 2, during a meeting Tuesday between the Prime Minister and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, Netanyahu revealed signs of mistrust and conflict between himself and his defense minister, saying Barak went to the U.S. to stir up trouble, with intentions...
  • Military Conflict 'Looms' Between China And Japan

    09/27/2012 7:11:25 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-27-2012 | Malcom Moore
    Military Conflict 'Looms' Between China And Japan War between China and Japan looms, with neither power willing to back down over a disputed chain of islands, expert warns. Yan Xuetong who has warned that unless one side backs down, there could be a repeat of the Falklands Conflict in Asia By Malcolm Moore, BeijingSeptember 27, 2012 The spat over the Diaoyu or Senkaku islands has escalated dramatically in the past month with violent protests across China. But with a national election approaching in Japan, and a change of leadership in China, politicians on both sides have refused to step back...
  • "What If" hypothetical question for those who are familiar with world politics.

    08/24/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT · by America_Right · 31 replies
    My Brain | August 24th, 2012 | America_Right
    Heya Freepers, I have a problem. I started writing a book, and I am getting in over my head, here. I am at a point in the notes for the book where the Middle East is broke because oil is pretty much worthless.Will the Mid East population roll over Europe? Will they get control of European nukes? Will they immediately use those nukes on Israel and the US? What would our reaction be? Would we defend ourselves or try to appease them with more Muslim outreach programs a la NASA? Would Russia and China help us?Believe it or not, this...
  • 9 Milwaukee County judges signed Walker recall petitions

    03/18/2012 8:33:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    JS Online ^ | 3-17-12 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A Dane County judge who issued a temporary injunction against Wisconsin's photo ID voting law last week, David Flanagan, drew a barrage of criticism for not disclosing he had signed a petition for a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker. The state Republican party filed a judicial ethics complaint against him over the controversy. One other Dane County judge had signed a recall petition. In Milwaukee County, it appears at least nine of 47 circuit judges signed: Bonnie Gordon, Charles Kahn, Mary Kuhnmuench, Dennis Cimpl, Jane Carroll, Jean DiMotto, Karen Christenson, Marshall Murray, and Michael Dwyer. The names came back...
  • Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Daylights Out Of Us?

    01/24/2012 5:55:52 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-25-2012 | Michael T Snyder
    Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us? Michael SnyderJanuary 25, 2012 Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse. Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming. So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us? Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America....
  • An Epic conflict of interest

    12/27/2011 9:55:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/11 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    Meet Judy Faulkner. She is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corporation in Wisconsin. She is also a member of the GAO Health Information Technology Policy Committee and an advisory board member of the Journal of Healthcare Information Management. She is also politically active. In 2008, Faulkner gave at least $110,000 to political organizations and candidates, including $57,000 to the Democratic National Committee and $2,300 to then-Senator Barack Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. After Obama’s election, Faulkner continued giving to the Democrats, giving at least $85,000 through the 2010 midterm election. In 2010, Faulkner gave $60,000...
  • 'Jew-hate stems from conflict'

    12/03/2011 6:47:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 2+ views
    YNET Neews ^ | 12/3/11 | Menachem Gantz
    US ambassador in Belgium provides controversial explanation for Muslim anti-Semitism BRUSSELS – Growing global anti-Semitism is linked to Israel’s policy towards the Palestinians, the American ambassador to Belgium told stunned Jewish conference attendants in Brussels earlier this week. Speaking Wednesday at a Jewish conference on anti-Semitism organized by the European Jewish Union (EJU,) Howard Gutman told participants he was apologizing in advance if his words are not to their liking. He then proceeded to make controversial statements about his views on Muslim anti-Semitism, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Friday.
  • The widening racial divide of the Obama era

    07/08/2011 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Kim Dylan · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2011 | Ed Lasky and John James
    Contrary to the expectations of most pundits, the election of Barack Obama has aggravated the racial divide in America between blacks and all other racial groups.
  • The widening racial divide of the Obama era

    07/08/2011 7:07:50 AM PDT · by Kim Dylan · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2011 | Ed Lasky and John James
    Contrary to the expectations of most pundits, the election of Barack Obama has aggravated the racial divide in America between blacks and all other racial groups.
  • Beijing's Empty Bullet Trains

    04/16/2011 1:22:46 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | April 14, 2011 | Nouriel Roubini
    I recently took two trips to China just as the government launched its 12th Five-Year Plan to rebalance the country's long-term growth model. My visits deepened my view that there is a potentially destabilizing contradiction between China's short- and medium-term economic performance. China's economy is overheating now, but, over time, its current overinvestment will prove deflationary both domestically and globally. Once increasing fixed investment becomes impossible—most likely after 2013—China is poised for a sharp slowdown. Instead of focusing on securing a soft landing today, Chinese policymakers should be worrying about the brick wall that economic growth may hit in the...
  • Obama: US to recognize Southern Sudan

    02/07/2011 4:14:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 7/2/11
    WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama says the United States intends to formally recognize Southern Sudan as a sovereign, independent state in July. Obama made the announcement Monday in a statement congratulating the people of Southern Sudan for "a successful and inspiring" referendum. Election officials said Monday that more than 98 percent of ballots in the Jan. 9 vote were for independence. That means South Sudan will become the world's newest country in July. Obama said that after decades of conflict the image of millions of southern Sudanese voters deciding their own future was an inspiration to the world. He also said...
  • China preparing for armed conflict 'in every direction'

    12/29/2010 9:10:15 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 49 replies · 32+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/29/2010 | Peter Foster, Beijing
    China is preparing for conflict 'in every direction', the defence minister said on Wednesday in remarks that threaten to overshadow a visit to Beijing by his US counterpart next month. "In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction," said Liang Guanglie in an interview published by several state-backed newspapers in China. "We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away," Mr Liang added. China repeatedly says it is planning a "peaceful rise" but the...
  • Mark Ritchie File 1 Conflict of Interest? Minnesota S.O.S. Adjudicates Committee Colleagues'

    11/09/2010 6:54:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    new zeal ^ | 11/9/10 | Trvor Loudon
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, may be involved in a serious, but so far unreported conflict of interest. One of Ritchie's responsibilities is to supervise the re-count of very closely contested state elections. With the power to decide which ballots may be counted as valid, Ritchie effectively has the power to decide the outcome of closely fought races. This drew national attention in early 2009, when Ritchie handed a critical U.S. Senate seat to Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party) candidate and former comedian Al Franken, though Republican Norm Coleman had been ahead on election night....
  • U.S. Alarmed by Harsh Tone of China’s Military

    10/12/2010 12:37:55 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times via The Drudge Report ^ | 10/11/2010 | MICHAEL WINES
    BEIJING — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met his Chinese counterpart, Liang Guanglie, in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the two militaries suspended talks with each other last winter, calling for the two countries to prevent “mistrust, miscalculations and mistakes.”
  • Conflict Escalates As China Arrests Four Japanese Caught In Military Zone

    09/23/2010 7:18:08 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-23-2010 | Gus Lubin
    Conflict Escalates As China Arrests Four Japanese Caught In Military Zone Gus Lubin Sep. 23, 2010, 9:40 PM The small but rapidly escalating conflict between China and Japan just hit a new high, as four Japanese were caught trespassing in a Chinese military zone and videotaping military targets. State authorities in northern China's Shijiazhuang announced the arrest late Thursday night, saying only "The case is being investigated," according to Xinhua. The arrest follows another incident Thursday afternoon when a group of Hong Kong activists were intercepted by marine police while heading for contested water, according to The Standard. Japan may...
  • Walpin-gate judge has conflict Jurist owes career advancement to Attorney General Holder

    09/01/2010 5:35:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/10 | staff
    ''I've got your back." That's what U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts said to his decades-long friend, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., in introducing the AG at an April 22 speech at Vassar College. At that time, Judge Roberts was ignoring several legal deadlines to the benefit of Mr. Holder's administration on numerous motions and countermotions in a key lawsuit for which Mr. Holder's underlings effectively were acting as defense attorneys. Pressed by a higher court to justify his delays, Judge Roberts two months later ruled completely in the administration's favor - tossing out the suit, without trial, of Gerald...
  • Arab Nations Celebrate Israeli Disarmament With Massive Fireworks Display

    08/25/2010 7:04:04 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Rancor News ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Tyson Bam
    After centuries of war and strife, in an unprecedented show of good faith, Israel laid down their arms. The move marked the end of a bitter era and the start of a new peaceful Middle East. As Israel disarmed their last bombers and guns, celebration ignited throughout the country. In a sign of good will the surrounding countries Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Syria launched a myriad of fireworks in an explosive celebration. The crackling of Black Cats and the bright burst of bottle rockets could be seen across all 8000 square miles of Israel. Shrill screaming cheers could...
  • India's new military plans to tackle China

    08/24/2010 1:52:38 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | 24 August, 2010 | NDTV
    New Delhi: The Pentagon has recently reported that China has moved lethal medium-range Ballistic Missiles closer to the Indian border. The potential Chinese military threat has been anticipated by India, which has now deployed a couple of strategic missile units in the East. These units under the Strategic Forces Command that control India's nuclear arsenal have been moved under the Eastern Command recently. The Indian Air Force, which first deployed its best fighter jets, the Sukhois, in Tezpur in Assam last year, has increased the number of planes in the area. The Air Force has also stepped up the pace...
  • People's Daily: Is US ready to recognize China as world power?

    07/29/2010 4:54:05 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 5+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 07/29/10 | Zhang Xinyi
    Is US ready to recognize China as world power? 15:24, July 29, 2010 The U.S. government has repeatedly made it clear that it would welcome China’s entrance into the world arena as a power. However, a series of issues since the beginning of this year, particularly Washington's stance on the U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises and the South China Sea issue, have made the world think: Is the United States ready to recognize China as a power on the world stage? It is easier said than done for the United States to adapt itself to China's development. Lip service is...
  • The M.E. conflict - 'IN 100 WORDS'

    07/13/2010 11:19:08 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 15 replies · 1+ views
    I short, in 100 Words... Israel [the multi-racial, equal democracy], its Jewish returnees to their historic homeland, face genocide campaign [at times "just" ethnic cleansing] by Arab-Muslims since the 1920's. Whether by Arab immigrants, their children - called "Palestinians," or by [apartheid, Judenrein] Arab/Muslim forces [exploiters of Arab-Palestinians] for power, sheer anti-Jewish hatred [exemplified through dehumanization/incitement], or as part of an overall Jihad towards world domination. Motivation: Islamic bigotry, Jihad, Arab racism. The aggressors (Palestinians/Hezbollah) self-made "victims" falsify information/images, define lost battles, casualties resulting from Islamists' use of civilians (to make humane Israel look bad), as "massacres."
  • Five killed in ambush in southern Thailand

    07/02/2010 11:49:52 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2010
    Five soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat, the scene of a long-running insurgency. The paramilitary troops were on a night patrol when their vehicle drove over the explosive device. Insurgents then opened fire on the men and seized their weapons.
  • N. Korea Deploys Mortars and Multiple Rocket Launchers at Sino-NK border

    05/26/2010 7:42:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 64 replies · 2,539+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 05/26/10 | Cha Dae-un
    /begin my summary N. Korea Deploys Mortars and Multiple Rocket Launchers at Sino-NK border 122mm multiple rocket launcher, the same type N. Korea deployed at the border area. N. Korea deployed 82mm mortars to border guard units. Each border guard company now has a fire support platoon equipped with 82mm mortars. Each platoon has at least 4 mortars. The process started in February and is now complete. Border guard units used to be armed only with light weapons such as rifles because their main mission is to deter people from illegal entry to or escape from N. Korea. Border guard...
  • Arab League eyes alternatives to peace process

    03/27/2010 11:10:06 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 13 replies · 365+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2010 | Lamine Ghanmi
    (Reuters) - Arab states should prepare for the possibility that the Palestinian-Israeli peace process may be a total failure and come up with alternatives, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa said on Saturday. The troubled peace process suffered a setback this month when the Palestinians said indirect talks with the Israelis would not take place unless Israel canceled a decision to build 1,600 new homes in a settlement near east Jerusalem. Further underscoring the obstacles to reviving negotiations, two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian were killed in a clash in the Gaza strip on Friday, the bloodiest fighting in the enclave...
  • Toyota Recall Raises Questions About Conflict of Interest

    02/18/2010 2:20:46 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 332+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/18/2010 | Kevin Price
    Recently I had Cody Willard of the Fox Business Network on my program and we discussed the incredible expansion of the federal government for several years and the fact that the end is no where in sight. Willard attributes the problem to the "Republican" and "Democrat" financial machine that pays for an ever expansive government. In addition of leading to questionable priorities, expansive government can also lead to some very serious questions about conflict of interest. He points to the recent recall of automobiles on the behalf of several automobile companies.
  • US to hold arms reductions talks with China, Gates says

    01/20/2010 7:55:43 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 3 replies · 362+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 20, 2010 | Dean Nelson
    The US wants to open Cold War-style arms reduction talks with China to prevent future military confrontations, Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, said in New Delhi on Wednesday. His comments appeared to confirm Washington's acceptance of China as a military superpower amid growing regional concerns over its build-up in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. China is currently undergoing a major overhaul of its armed forces. Beijing's increasing number of nuclear submarine deployments have caused alarm in India, which regards China as its main regional rival. China has further antagonised India by increasing military co-operation with India's rival Pakistan, which...
  • Pakistan Collapse Could Trigger Global Great Depression and World War III

    01/17/2010 8:38:22 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 1,297+ views
    Pakistan Collapse Could Trigger Global Great Depression and World War III Politics / Pakistan Jan 16, 2010 - 08:47 PM By: Nadeem Walayat During 2009 the 2600 terrorist attacks resulted in the number of deaths soaring to more than 12,000 casualties in Pakistan, compared to the number killed in Iraq falling to 2,800 from the 2008 total of 5,900. The U.S. War in Afghanistan pushed the Taliban and Al-Qeeda over the border into Pakistan that has sparked an escalating insurgency and Pakistan's own U.S. backed un-popular "War on Terror" which is going just as badly as that in Afghanistan, only...
  • So The Middle East Conflict is About Islam After All

    11/23/2009 5:43:58 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 6 replies · 539+ views
    Egypt's president basically acknowledged that to Peres. "A Jew cannot even build a bathroom in Jerusalem without International condemnation"-Dov Hikind, NY Assemblyman Israel's president Shimon Peres was in Cairo, Egypt for talks with Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian president, who has been Egypt's head of state for at least a quarter of a century, warned that Israel would anger all Muslims if it did not resolve what was refered to as Jerusalem's "disputed status". But the real kicker came when Mubarak emphasized that the future of Jerusalem is "an issue for the entire Islamic world". Did you get that? "...an issue...
  • Catholicism Was Comfort, Conflict For Kennedy

    08/28/2009 11:28:24 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 809+ views
    APReport ^ | August 28, 2009
    Catholicism was comfort, conflict for Kennedy His stance on abortion and divorce from wife Joan defied church teachings BOSTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy was raised from birth to cherish his Catholicism, and it became both a source of comfort and conflict throughout his life. The son of the country's most famous Catholic family defied church teachings when he divorced his first wife, then was granted an annulment only after he admitted he wasn't being honest when he promised her he'd be faithful. His most significant and public break with the church came with his support for abortion rights. Yet Kennedy...
  • Afghan conflict serious, "deteriorating": Mullen

    08/23/2009 10:13:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Rueters ^ | 8/23/2009 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer on Sunday described the situation in Afghanistan as deteriorating but said the new commander on the ground had not yet requested additional troops. "I think it is serious and it is deteriorating, and I've said that over the past couple of years, that the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated, in their tactics," said Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Pakistan conflict map

    05/13/2009 12:28:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 599+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/13/09 | BBC
    A map produced by the BBC suggests only 38% of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and surrounding areas is under full government control. The map, compiled by the BBC's Urdu language service, was based on local research and correspondent reports as well as conversations with officials. It shows the Taleban strengthening their hold across the north-west. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari rejected the findings, telling the BBC it was an "incorrect survey". He was speaking after talks in London with UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who pledged £12m ($18m) in humanitarian aid for north-west Pakistan. Mr Zardari said the...
  • Fascism in the Arab world (Part 10)

    04/27/2009 1:56:58 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 349+ views
    Fighting terrorism: "how democracies can defeat..." [Book by Binyamin Netanyahu - 1997 - Political Science - 180 pages] Page 85 The first, the Pan-Arab nationalism of Egypt's Nasser and the Baath party in Syria and Iraq, was consciously modeled after the Pan-German nationalism which had succeeded in unifying the fragmented German people in the nineteenth century and had resurrected a defeated Germany between the two world wars.Pan-Arabism actively supported Hitler's "achievements" in Europe and collaborated with him against the British in the Middle East during the war. An ideology tailor-made for Arab military men, it dreamed of the creation of...
  • Orly Taitz Website Update

    04/12/2009 4:58:15 PM PDT · by mrmeangenes · 4 replies · 850+ views
    Defend Our Freedoms ^ | 04/12/09 | vanity
    The owner of the website Orly Taitz was using explains why the good doctor is no longer there. I gather there were communication problems of some sort. The owner says you'll have to ask Orly herself about the Paypal contributions.
  • The Most Ethical Administration Evah

    04/04/2009 8:28:03 AM PDT · by Selkirk · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Political Castaway ^ | 4/4/2009 | Selkirk
    Given the choice between two models, I ask which is the more ethical. On the one hand, you have a policy that does not preclude the input of any person, regardless of their economic condition and previous employment history. In this model, a lobbyist is likely to get a job in the White House because of the expertise that he or she may have in a specific area. On the other hand, you have a stated policy that makes an announcement to the world that the conflict of interest inherent in some people's economic condition is too great to allow...
  • No Arab land is occupied by Israel

    03/08/2009 12:56:22 AM PST · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 1,533+ views
    newvision.co.ug ^ | 8th January, 2009 | Ben Okiror
    No Arab land is occupied by Israel Thursday, 8th January, 2009 By Ben Okiror THE current fighting in the Gaza Strip needs clarification for people to understand its genesis. I accept that the situation is complex, and that might explain why even the US President-elect, Barack Obama has so far opted to remain silent since the war broke out. However, I would like to bring out what seems to have been ignored and yet it is important for a balanced analysis of the conflict. Whereas on the surface it is the terrorist group, Hamas, fighting the only Jewish nation, Israel,...
  • Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time

    03/02/2009 11:05:31 AM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 389+ views
    thebulletin. ^ | February 17, 2009 | David Bedein
    Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time News Analysis By David Bedein & Shmuel Sokol, For The Bulletin Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Jerusalem — During the course of the 20th century, and especially in the years since the 1967 Six Day War, there has been a dramatic change in the academic and popular historiography of the Middle East. The traditional narratives have been supplanted by new and fundamentally different and revisionist ways of looking at the region and its conflicts. A case in point: In 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein told the Dutch newspaper Trouw that “The Palestinian...
  • The Biggest Lies About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    01/09/2009 4:45:59 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 5 replies · 1,904+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | January 9, 2008 | Rachel Marsden
    The latest chapter in the conflict between the governments of Israel and Palestine is generating loads of media ink – and huge, whopping lies. Here’s a roundup of the top myths related to this war: 1) Israel launched a preemptive war. Congressman and former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, suggested to Press TV – the official propaganda arm of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – that Israel’s actions were “preemptive”. His logic: Israel has nukes and Hamas doesn’t, so it’s unfair. Look, a war isn’t automatically “preemptive” just because one party was dumb enough to pick a fight it can’t win....
  • Fears mount of Gaza conflict spill over in Europe

    01/06/2009 3:56:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 881+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/09 | John Leicester - ap
    PARIS – Government officials and Jewish leaders are concerned the conflict in Gaza may spill over into violence in Europe, with attacks reported against Jews and synagogues in France, Sweden and Britain. Assailants rammed a burning car into the gates of a synagogue in Toulouse, in southwest France, Monday night. A Jewish congregation in Helsingborg, in southern Sweden, was attacked Monday night by someone who "broke a window and threw in something that was burning," said police spokesman Leif Nilsson. And on Sunday slogans, including "murderers ... You broke the cease-fire," were daubed on Israel's Embassy in Stockholm.