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  • Libya Rebels Get Formal Backing, and $30 Billion

    07/15/2011 7:18:25 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 76 replies
    NYT ^ | Published: July 15, 2011 | By SEBNEM ARSU and STEVEN ERLANGER
    ISTANBUL — The United States formally recognized the rebel leadership in Libya as the country’s legitimate government on Friday, allowing the rebel government access to $30 billion in Libyan assets held in the United States. It is not yet clear how and when the money would be released. Enlarge This Image Osman Orsal/Reuters Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the meeting on Libya in Istanbul on Friday. Multimedia TimesCast | Libyan Rebels Recognized Readers’ Comments Share your thoughts. Post a Comment » Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at an international gathering held to discuss the Libyan conflict...
  • "Fast and Furious" Scandal Making Cops, Citizens Furious Fast

    07/13/2011 7:11:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 7/12/2011 | Jim Kouri
    When the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a report -- “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents -- it infuriated law enforcement officers and American citizens across the country. One police commander in New Jersey told Law Enforcement Examiner, "We need to get to the bottom of this renegade operation fast. I am furious that our government actually contributed to the killing of two American law enforcement officers -- one in the U.S., the other in Mexico." The at times shocking report includes testimony from four Bureau of...
  • Gunwalker: Holder’s resignation is almost inevitable

    07/10/2011 6:04:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 75 replies
    sistertoldjah.com ^ | 6 July, 2011 | Phineas
    Gunwalker: Holder’s resignation is almost inevitable And the only way that doesn’t happen is if he is fool-enough to stay in office, Obama is fool-enough not to fire him, and Congress has no choice but to remove him from office. Consider: On the 4th of July, a national holiday, acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives gave testimony to House and Senate investigators on Operation “Fast and Furious,” aka “Gunwalker.” Without telling his bosses. And bringing his own lawyer, not the Bureau’s and not the Department of Justice’s. To quote Allahpundit — Dude! This morning, House...
  • Hume: “Obama Justice Department Reminds Me Of Nixon Justice Department”

    07/10/2011 3:47:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-10-11 | Curt
    Brit Hume was on Fox News Sunday this morning while the panel was discussing Operation Fast and Furious: [VIDEO AT SITE] Hume: This is a real scandal. And once again we have the classic question "what did the Attorney General, for example, know and when did he know it." This Obama Justice Department reminds me of nothing so much as the Nixon Justice Department. You have the scent of high level knowledge, of serious wrongdoing, and you have the smell of cover-up and I think the stench of cover-up on this gunrunning operation is very strong indeed. How high this...
  • Obama faces criticism from all sides for terrorism suspect’s offshore interrogation, civilian trial

    07/08/2011 6:22:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/07/11 | PAUL KORING
    Obama faces criticism from all sides for terrorism suspect’s offshore interrogation, civilian trialPAUL KORING WASHINGTON— Globe and Mail Update Last updated Thursday, Jul. 07, 2011 7:56PM EDT After holding a Somali terrorism suspect for two months on a U.S. warship, the Obama administration secretly flew him to New York for trial in a civilian court, leaving both rights groups and Congress infuriated. The clandestine imprisonment at sea echoed Bush-era – and widely condemned – efforts to deny detainees constitutional protections while interrogating them offshore. Meanwhile, opting to surreptitiously bring the Somali to a U.S. federal court not far from where...
  • Obama plays hide the Somali

    07/06/2011 10:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    washington Examiner ^ | 7/6/11 | Editorial Staff
    President Obama is extending full constitutional due-process rights to a Somali terrorist. This sets a troubling precedent. Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was captured sometime in April on a boat traveling between Yemen and Somalia. He was detained on board a U.S. warship for two months and interrogated by intelligence officials. He reportedly revealed a great deal of valuable information regarding his connections to the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group and the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. So far, so good. (Snip) The Warsame indictment is an end run around Congress, which last year voted to bar the transfer of terrorist
  • Shocking new documents detail DOJ’s reasons for releasing Marxist bomber

    06/30/2011 9:34:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Newly released documents show that the Department of Justice (DOJ) allowed for the release of Marxist radical and domestic terrorist Marilyn Buck from federal prison because officials believed she learned her lesson and had “expressed a dramatic change from her previous political philosophy.” These new documents, obtained by investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid’s America’s Survival organization, shed more light on why Holder’s officials decided to release Buck, a convicted radical left-wing domestic terrorist. “Incredibly, Buck’s attorney, Soffiyah Elijah, cited Buck’s ‘Master of Fine Arts in Poetics,’ completed behind bars, as evidence that she deserved parole. It’s a fraud and a racket,”...
  • Top Agency Officials Knew of Disputed Gun Program

    06/16/2011 5:13:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 58 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Published: June 15, 2011 | SEAN COLLINS WALSH
    WASHINGTON — Knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious, a controversial border security strategy that allowed guns to be shipped illegally into Mexico in an effort to track them to drug cartels, went to the top of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, according to evidence released on Wednesday at a House Oversight Committee hearing. Witnesses at the House hearing included three relatives of a Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona and three A.T.F. agents, right. The operation, which began in 2009, came under fire after two guns linked to it were found at the scene of the killing of...
  • United States establishes contact with Mullah Omar [Taliban Chief]

    06/14/2011 9:53:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 34 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 15, 2011 | The Times of India
    ISLAMABAD: The US has established contacts with Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar to negotiate an end to the conflict in Afghanistan, a media report said on Tuesday. Abdul Haqiq, a former Afghan Taliban spokesman who used the alias Mohammad Hanif, played a key role in helping Washington reach out to Mullah Omar, The Express Tribune newspaper quoted a source as saying. Haqiq was arrested by US and Afghan intelligence agents in Afghanistan in June 2007. He was one of the high profile Afghan Taliban spokesmen along with Yousuf Ahmadi, appointed after chief spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi was arrested in...
  • Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?

    04/14/2011 5:40:34 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 14 April 11 | Patrick Poole
    High-level source concedes DOJ let off CAIR co-founders and others for political reasons. ...a number of leaders of Islamic organizations (all of whom publicly opposed the King hearings on Muslim radicalization) were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade. But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.
  • REPORT: Obama signed secret order authorizing covert U.S. support for rebel forces in Libya.

    03/30/2011 1:12:44 PM PDT · by Robe · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 03/30/11 | Self
    REPORT: Obama signed secret order authorizing covert U.S. support for rebel forces in Libya...developing..... Just a head line for now....
  • Obama signed secret order authorizing covert U.S. support for rebel forces in Libya: officials

    03/30/2011 1:08:20 PM PDT · by cll · 136 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/30/2011
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  • Obama on Jerusalem Bombing: I'm Sorry that Israel kills Palestinians

    03/23/2011 5:46:50 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/23/11 | Aurelius
    I...I just don't know anymore. Israel has been the biggest ally to the United States in the Middle East for years. President Obama is clearly unaware of that. Since coming into office, the President has constantly distanced himself from Israel, declaring much of their actions illegal and refusing to help either militarily or even verbally in any way. Today, Mr. Obama likely made his most disgusting comment yet. Earlier in the day, a Palestinian terrorist blew up a bomb in Jerusalem that killed one and injured thirty. In response, Obama said that violence wasn't the answer... and that he sends...
  • After attack on Jews, Obama gives condolences to Palestinians- Woman killed, at least 38 wounded

    03/23/2011 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/23/11 | Aaron Klein
    WND Exclusive FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU After attack on Jews, Obama gives condolences to Palestinians Woman killed, at least 38 wounded in attack at crowded Jerusalem bus stop Posted: March 23, 2011 4:24 pm Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2011 WorldNetDaily President Obama JERUSALEM – President Obama's official statement on today's bombing at a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem included a clause expressing his "deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday." The statement seems to draw a moral equivalence between today's attack in Jerusalem, in which Jewish civilians were targeted, and the death of four Palestinian...
  • HOLDER: FOCUS ON BLACK PANTHER CASE DEMEANS ‘MY PEOPLE’

    03/02/2011 4:08:49 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 1, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Continuing to face down questions as to why the U.S. Justice Department went easy on prosecuting members of the New Black Panther Party who stood armed with nightsticks outside a Philadelphia polling location during the 2008 presidential election, Attorney General Eric Holder expressed his personal frustration over the criticism that race played a role. During a hearing of a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, accused Holder’s DOJ of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the decision to dismiss the case. Holder seemed to take personal offense when Culberson read comments from former Democratic...
  • Egypt Girds for Showdown (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Israel want Mubarak to STAY)

    02/04/2011 3:55:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 2/4/11 | BUNCH OF WSJ WRITERS
    Egypt girded for a day of massive protest Friday, firming up army positions around demonstrators occupying central Cairo's Tahrir Square and slapping new restrictions on journalists.
  • White House, Egypt Discusses Plan for Mubarak’s Exit

    02/03/2011 5:22:37 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 114 replies
    NYT ^ | February 3, 2011 | By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER
  • Barack Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/03/2011 7:42:05 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 3 February 2011 | Robert Spencer
    Now that Barack Obama has given a green light to Muslim Brotherhood participation in a new Egyptian government, it is unlikely that the organization will be kept out of power. And since the Brotherhood is the largest and most ideologically committed group in Egyptian politics, most likely it will end up in the driver’s seat in any new regime, and set the nation on course toward becoming an Islamic state. Obama almost certainly knows all this, and yet approved of Brotherhood involvement anyway. A look at some of his appointments, associations and activities shows that this should come as no...
  • Obama to Egyptian Army: Remove Mubarak now, start transition

    02/02/2011 7:13:27 PM PST · by Errant · 61 replies
    Debka File ^ | 2 February, 2011
    Wednesday, Feb. 2, President Barack Obama delivered an ultimatum to Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman and the army and security chiefs: Mubarak must be removed in the coming hours or else US aid to Egypt will be cut off, debkafile's Washington sources exclusively report. Pressure on the Egyptian armed forces to oust the president forthwith was further applied by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who called Vice President Omar Suleiman, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates who called Egyptian defense minister Mohamed Tantawi, and US armed forces chief Adm. Mike Mullen in a telephone call to the Egyptian chief of staff...
  • Obama Stands by Muslim Brotherhood Endorsement

    02/02/2011 4:22:49 PM PST · by Tigen · 41 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 2-2-11 | Hillel Fendel
    For the first time, a U.S. government supports granting a government role to an extremist Islamic organization: the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. snip This caveat does not significantly alter the new American approach, which is very different than that of the previous Administration, in which George W. Bush pushed Mubarak for democratic reforms but never publicly accepted a role for Islamists.
  • EDITORIAL: Egypt’s blood on Obama’s hands?--White House is fanning flames of Islamic revolution

    02/02/2011 2:40:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama is signaling the Egyptian opposition that their time has come. In a terse statement last night, Mr. Obama announced a “moment of transformation” had arrived in Egypt, “the status quo is not sustainable” and a new government must begin to form “now.” An administration official later reiterated, “the key part of the statement was ‘now.’ ” Today the formerly peaceful protests in Egypt turned violent. It turns out that words do have consequences. Egypt is at a crossroads, a time of suspense when change could come gradually and peacefully, or quickly with maximum instability. The White House has...
  • Gibbs signals U.S. wants Mubarak out now

    02/02/2011 11:04:04 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 2, 2011 | M. Alex Johnson
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama's delivered a "frank" directive to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday that he must begin the transition to a new government now. "The message that the president delivered clearly to President Mubarak was that the time for change had come," Gibbs said in the daily White House briefing.
  • Admin Official: Obama "not ruling out legitimacy" of Muslim Brotherhood for New Egypt Gov't

    01/31/2011 8:18:18 PM PST · by kristinn · 183 replies
    Monday, January 31, 2011 | Kristinn
    An Obama administration official, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, said the administration is open to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood being in the government of Egypt that will likely replace the rule of Hosni Mubarak:The official said that while the administration was concerned about "some elements" of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and other non-secular groups participating in the demonstrations, it was "not ruling out their legitimacy" and place in a future government. Obama was aware that the Muslim Brotherhood and others were in the audience when he spoke of "a new beginning" in a 2009 speech in Cairo that was...
  • Egypt protests: America's secret backing for rebel leaders behind uprising

    01/29/2011 12:12:05 AM PST · by dixiechick2000 · 103 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Jan 2011 | Tim Ross, Matthew Moore and Steven Swinford
    The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years, The Daily Telegraph has learned. The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York, while working to keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police. On his return to Cairo in December 2008, the activist told US diplomats that an alliance of opposition groups had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011.
  • Obama Administration Lifts US Ban on Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    01/28/2011 5:59:11 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 144 replies · 1+ views
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | January 28 2011 | Avi Yellin
    The Barack Obama administration has decided to lift a ban preventing Muslim Scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States. Ramadan, an Egyptian currently living in Switzerland, is a leading member of Europe’s Muslim Brotherhood branch and the grandson of the movement’s founder Hassan al-Banna. The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization for Hamas and some of the groups that recently merged into al-Qaeda, including Ayman al Zawahiri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Ramadan was invited to teach at the University of Notre Dame in 2004 but the George W. Bush administration revoked his visa, citing a statute that applies to...
  • Federal judge throws out piracy charge against six Somalis

    08/17/2010 5:51:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/17/2010
    A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a piracy charge against six Somalis in the April attack on the USS Ashland naval ship in the Gulf of Aden. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson granted a motion by the defendants to dismiss the piracy charge. They still face other charges in the attack, in which one of their companions was killed. Jackson noted that the Somali attackers never attempted to board the Ashland. He ruled that the U.S. government failed to demonstrate that any attack on the high seas amounts to piracy.
  • Obama Okays Victory Mosque

    08/16/2010 8:28:50 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/16/10 | Joy Tiz
    Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero. Revolting, yes. Shocking, no. One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues. Reread his contemptible speech in Cairo, in which the president spouted flagrant falsehoods about the charms of Islam, while berating the United States for being a bit churlish about radical Muslim ideology after 9/11. Obama’s boss, George Soros, has always thought we made too much...
  • Shocker! Obama Supports Ground Zero Mosque

    08/16/2010 7:30:38 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 8 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 08/16/2010 | Gina Miller
    Well knock me down with a feather! Who could've seen this coming? Barack Obama continues to show his rear end to the United States, and on Friday at a White House Islamic celebration dinner in front of a group of Muslims, he gave his strong support for the construction of a monster mosque next to Ground Zero in New York. During his remarks, Obama employed the classic Islamic tactic of taqiyya, or religious deception, in the false statements he made. Of course, it could easily be argued that when Obama lies, he's speaking his native language. He brought up the...
  • WH equates Ground Zero Mosque fight to how CHRISTIANS

    08/16/2010 7:34:09 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 31 replies
    msnbc/ ^ | 8/15/2010 | Chuck Todd
    see- video
  • MSNBC Mosque Double-Standard: Went Crazy Over Kostric Bearing Arms On Church Property

    08/16/2010 4:53:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When people seek to build a mosque near Ground Zero, the consensus among MSNBC liberals seems to be that their exercise of First Amendment rights to freedom of religion cannot be questioned. But it was a different story at MSNBC when, hours before and blocks away from where Pres. Obama was scheduled to speak, a man exercised his Second Amendment right to bear arms. Readers will recall the case of William Kostric. He was the New Hampshire man who was part of a protest group in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in August 2009 when Pres. Obama came to town for a...
  • 'Thank God for Gordon': Gaddafi orders Libyans to pray for Brown - to thank him the Lockerbie

    08/15/2010 1:28:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/15/10 | Nabila Ramdani
    Libya will mark the first anniversary of the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al Megrahi by thanking God for Gordon Brown and Kenny MacAskill, the two men who let him go. Colonel Gaddafi, the country’s dictator, has ordered prayers to mark Friday’s anniversary of the decision to free Al Megrahi from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds. The Libyan leader is keen to avoid a repeat of the international condemnation sparked by the decision to give the convicted terrorist a hero’s welcome when he returned to Libya on August 20, 2009, allegedly with just three months to live.
  • Lockerbie Families Raise New Questions Over Bomber

    08/15/2010 10:54:06 AM PDT · by edpc · 11 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 15 Aug 2010 | DAVID STRINGER
    LONDON – Activists and relatives of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing raised new questions Sunday about the medical advice that led to the release on compassionate grounds of the only man ever convicted for the deaths. Doctors claimed Abdel Baset al-Megrahi had only three months to live when he was freed from a Scottish jail last August and allowed to return home to Libya. But one year later, Al-Megrahi, who is being treated for prostate cancer, is still alive.
  • Legitimate Questions for the President

    08/14/2010 3:12:12 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 89 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/14/10 | Sarah Palin
    Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque steps away from where radical Islamists killed 3000 people? Please tell us your position. We all know that they have the right to do it, but should they? And, no, this is not above your pay grade. If those who wish to build this Ground Zero mosque are sincerely interested in encouraging positive "cross-cultural engagement" and dialogue to show a moderate and tolerant face of Islam, then why haven't they recognized that the decision to build a mosque at this particular location is doing just the opposite? Mr. President,...
  • Obama's comments take mosque story national (Now backtracking)

    08/14/2010 12:16:24 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | August 14, 2010 | James Hohmann and Maggie Haberman and Mike Allen
    President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to defuse the controversy over his remarks on plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero, insisting that he wasn’t endorsing the specific project but making a general plea for religious tolerance toward all. "In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion,” Obama told reporters Saturday when asked about his remarks at a White House dinner marking the start of Ramadan. “I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” Obama...
  • Political Wisdom: Obama Backs the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/14/2010 7:20:07 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 51 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-14-10 | Mary Lu Carnevale
    President Barack Obama, speaking last night at the White House’s iftar dinner marking Ramadan, defended plans to build a mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero. The nation’s commitment to religious freedom he said, “must be unshakable.” “I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground,” he said. As WSJ reporters Devlin Barrett and Jonathan Weisman noted, the project “has generated opposition from a host of prominent Republicans, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Resistance to other mosque-building plans has sprouted around the country, but the symbolism...
  • Barack Obama's Ground Zero mosque plea will cost him and the Democrats votes

    08/14/2010 7:36:17 AM PDT · by libh8er · 110 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 8.14.10 | William Lowther
    By charging headlong into the ferocious controversy over the plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero, President Barack Obama may have further damaged Democratic Party prospects in the upcoming mid-term elections. For while his return to the soaring rhetoric that won him the White House in the first place will be popular with hard-core liberal supporters, it is unlikely to capture the hearts of middle-America this year. In 2008 Mr Obama was a largely unknown quantity running on the strength of untried ideas and a ringing call for moral superiority. But now all of that has changed. According to...
  • 9/11 Families Stunned by President’s Support of Mosque at Ground Zero

    08/14/2010 5:02:24 AM PDT · by 4buttons · 107 replies · 2+ views
    NRO ^ | 14 August, '10 | Debra Burlingame
    Here’s the statement issued by Debra Burlingame, the co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America: Barack Obama has abandoned America at the place where America’s heart was broken nine years ago, and where her true values were on display for all to see. Since that dark day, Americans have been asked to bear the burden of defending those values, again and again and again. Now this president declares that the victims of 9/11 and their families must bear another burden. We must stand silent at the last place in America where 9/11 is still remembered with reverence...
  • Obama Backs Mosque Near Ground Zero

    08/13/2010 5:54:30 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 512 replies · 2+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country's founding principles demanded no less. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York and the nation. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our...
  • Obama backs controversial New York mosque project

    08/13/2010 6:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/10 | Ross Colvin and Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday backed construction of a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York -- a project opposed by U.S. conservatives and many New Yorkers. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on...
  • Accusations fly over rocket launch on Eilat and Aqaba (Israel & Jordan vs Hamas and Egypt)

    08/03/2010 5:27:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 3+ views
    Asia News ^ | 8/3/2010
    Jerusalem (AsiaNews) – Jordan said it had evidence that the rockets that hit Aqaba came from the Sinai. Egypt yesterday said that that was “Impossible”. Israel has more or less openly accused Hamas, which has denied any involvement. Without any definitive explanation for the incident, accusations and counteraccusations are flying all over the place after several ‘Grad’ rockets hit the Israeli town of Eilat and its close neighbour, Aqaba, in Jordan, where it killed one person, injuring five. "We can now say without hesitation that the Grad rocket was launched from Sinai," said a Jordanian official close to the investigation...
  • EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers--The Justice Department obstructs military voting rights

    07/28/2010 3:12:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Editorial
    Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus. Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least...
  • Breaking: Judge Rules on Arizona Immigration Law

    07/28/2010 10:19:57 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 256 replies · 15+ views
    strikes down the portion of officials demanding papers from immigrants....no word yet if she has decided this law trumps fed law but she has not struck down entire law... info is coming in on Fox...
  • Dem Postpones Hearing on Lockerbie, After Key Witnesses Rebuff His Request to ‘Clear the Air’

    07/28/2010 5:13:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies · 5+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/28/2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Accusing Scottish and British officials and BP executives of “stonewalling,” the Democratic senator who was to have chaired a hearing this week on the Lockerbie controversy announced Tuesday that it would be postponed. “We are at a place where no witnesses of consequence has the courage to step forward and clear the air,” Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey told reporters. “They would prefer to sweep this under the rug.” The scheduled Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing was supposed to look into suspicions that the early release of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing case happened because...
  • The Lockerbie Lie

    07/27/2010 6:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Terrorism: The administration says it was surprised and angry at the Lockerbie bomber's "compassionate" release. Now a letter reveals that it actually lobbied for it. Was this malicious intent or mere incompetence? Last week, at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama was asked what he thought about a possible Senate investigation into the "Lockerbie bomber stuff" — namely that British Petroleum, among its other sins, lobbied the British government to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi in order to win oil contracts from the Libyan government. Obama replied: "I think all of us...
  • Congress Cancels Lockerbie Hearings. (How convenient)

    07/27/2010 5:18:34 PM PDT · by chuckee · 18 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/27/2010 | Michael Isikoff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Senate committee has canceled a much-publicized hearing slated for this Thursday on the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber after the panel was turned down in its request for key witnesses from BP and the British and Scottish governments. An aide to Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who was slated to chair the hearing, informed
  • Lockerbie Probe May Prove Uncomfortable for Obama Administration (Our Elvil Regime Not US Friendly)

    07/26/2010 4:20:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/26/2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – The four Democratic U.S. senators probing the early release of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing believe there were links to a BP oil deal, but their inquiry may have the unintended consequence of raising questions about just how strongly the Obama administration opposed the Libyan’s release. Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was the only person convicted of the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in which 270 people were killed. Sentenced to life in prison, he was freed and sent home last summer “on compassionate grounds,” after medical experts said he was dying of prostate cancer....
  • The Lockerbie Conspiracy ( So was there a deal and just who knew what?)

    07/25/2010 4:09:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 2+ views
    spectator.co.uk ^ | Friday, 16th July 2010 | Alex Massie
    First things first: it is extremely inconvenient, even embarrassing, that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is still alive nearly a year after he was released from Greenock Prison on the grounds that he was believed to have not much more, and perhaps fewer, than three months to live. Nevertheless, the fact that he has lived longer than expected does not advance or give any greater credence to the notion that there was some conspiracy designed to free him come what may and regardless of any other considerations. Nor is there any evidence, despite recent press reports, that BP (everyone's favourite whipping boy...
  • The Man Who Would Stop the Ground Zero Mosque

    07/25/2010 4:00:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    When was the last time you heard a politician talking like Carl Paladino? Carl Paladino, a Republican candidate for Governor of New York, has come out against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. "As Governor," Paladino said Wednesday in a radio ad, "I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument to those who attacked our country." I like this guy. I really like this guy. If the Supreme Court could rule, in the notorious 2005 decision Kelo v. City of New London, that the...
  • DOCTOR: I SAID LOCKERBIE BOMBER WOULD SURVIVE

    07/25/2010 3:06:50 AM PDT · by Scottish Knight · 16 replies
    Daily Express ^ | July 25, 2010 | By Ben Borland
    A SPECIALIST who examined the Lockerbie bomber revealed yesterday that he warned the Scottish Government that the cancer which won the Libyan his freedom would not kill him within three months. The warning, revealed to The Sunday Express by Professor Jonathan Waxman of the Hammersmith Hospital, London, heaps further pressure on Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to justify the decision to release terrorist Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds 11 months ago.
  • US commitment before direct talks-Abbas won't talk until Palestinian state's borders are guaranteed

    07/21/2010 4:59:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told his Fatah movement he wants a more specific US commitment on the borders of a future Palestinian state before agreeing to direct talks with Israel. Abbas says he received assurances from US President Barack Obama, but that they weren't clear enough. He says he expects enormous pressure, but that he will not go "blindly" into negotiations. Abbas spoke late Tuesday at a closed-door meeting with Fatah leaders. His comments were published in a Palestinian daily and confirmed by his adviser Sabri Saidam. The PA president is under pressure from the US administration to...