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Foreign Affairs (News/Activism)

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  • Fox News anchor declares Obama is eligible (Jerome Corsi schools Bret Baier on NBC)

    05/01/2012 11:22:15 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 71 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 1, 2012 | Unattributed
    Prominent Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier has posted an explanation on the network’s website of why he believes Barack Obama is eligible to be president. However, Harvard-educated Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s the Birth Certificate? says Baier isn’t quite on track yet. “Baier incorrectly interprets that 8 USC Section 1401 was written to define ‘natural born citizen,’ as specified in Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution,” he said. “The purpose of 8 USC Section 1401 is to define ‘nationals’ and ‘citizens’ of the United States ‘at birth.’” Corsi explained that citizens at birth are not “natural born citizens”...
  • Large blasts heard in Kabul after Obama visit

    05/01/2012 10:06:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 2, 2012
    At least six people have been killed in several large explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul, shortly after US President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to the country. Sediq Sediqi, a spokesperson for Afghanistan's interior ministry, said one of the first blasts, a suicide car bomb, occurred on Wednesday morning near the Jalalabad road, a main thoroughfare of the city. Sediqi said the blast killed four people inside a civilian car, as well as a passerby and a security guard of a nearby building. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack which police said targeted a...
  • Obama Flies to Bagram Air Base to Give War Speech – US Soldiers Not Invited

    05/01/2012 6:56:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 96 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-1-2012 | Jim Hoft
    May 1, 2012 Obama Flies to Bagram Air Base to Give War Speech – US Soldiers Not Invited Jim Hoft Earlier today Barack Obama posed for photos before he gave his speech tonight. U.S. President Barack Obama salutes troops at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 2, 2012. Earlier, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement at the Presidential Palace. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) Two months ago during a speech by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent.Tonight Barack Obama gave a speech at Bagram Air Force Base in...
  • Romney: C’mon, even Jimmy Carter would have given the order to take out Bin Laden

    05/01/2012 6:17:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A hard jab at O that has the added benefit of being true. Jimmeh gave the order for Operation Eagle Claw; why wouldn’t he give the order to liquidate OBL? The politics of counterterrorism being what they are, it’s easier for a president to err on the side of aggression than passivity. If Obama had sent in the SEALs and things had gone wrong, it would have been embarrassing and politically damaging but O could always plead that his motives were pure and that he’d been duly diligent. He was after Public Enemy Number One, he had decent intel, and...
  • Salafists Attack German Police at Far-Right Rally

    05/01/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    Radical Islamists attacked police in the western German city of Solingen on Tuesday in protest of a far-right demonstration where anti-Islamic cartoons had been put on display. Some 30 Salafists were arrested after injuring three police officers and a passerby by throwing stones and wielding poles from protest banners, police said. Pro NRW, categorized as an extremist right-wing group by Germany's domestic intelligence agency, had staged a demonstration near a Salafist mosque in Solingen. The violence erupted when Pro NRW demonstrators showed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad drawn by Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. One of his drawings was among...
  • The Light on the Horizon

    05/01/2012 5:57:24 PM PDT · by Vendome · 12 replies
    Journal of Urban History ^ | 5/01/2012 | Vendome
    American cities have never experienced modern total war, leaving Americans to imagine the impacts of catastrophic warfare on their urban centers. This article examines post-1945depictions of the death of U.S. cities in films, short stories, and novels from the “thriller,” “future war,” and science fiction genres since 1945. Cities are conspicuous by their absence from fictions of future war and its impacts, often disappearing offstage to allow the plot to follow survivors in small-town and rural settings. This pattern spans depictions of the immediate days after atomic bombing (or a surrogate disaster such as a stray meteor or plague) and...
  • Why does President Obama take so much credit for killing Bin Laden?

    05/01/2012 5:41:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 44 replies
    Veterans for a Strong America ^ | MAY 1, 2012 | Veterans for a Strong America
    America knows who deserves the credit for killing Osama Bin Laden - United States Navy SEALs and the American intelligence community. Join with Veterans for a Strong America and let President Obama know who really deserves the credit.
  • Argentina looking to absorb the million tons of bio-diesel Spain no longer will import

    05/01/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Merco Press ^ | May 1, 2012 | Merco Press
    Spain was Argentina’s main bio-diesel client having imported 995.599 tons in 2011 equivalent to 1.2 billion dollars, which is almost half the total revenue for the item, 2.3 billion. “Loosing overnight your main client is a problem, but hopefully there will be alternatives that could make the issue less painful”, said an industry source. Agriculture consultant Gustavo Lopez said that the immediate options are domestic consumption or exporting to other countries. “Since Spain will have to buy bio-diesel in other markets, probably France or Germany, Argentine exports could then be addressed to those markets” speculates Lopez. However the president of...
  • Obama Abuses Bravery Of Others For Political Gain

    05/01/2012 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 1, 2012
    Leadership: If President Obama isn't careful, he might get injured slapping himself on the back for killing Osama bin Laden. Spiking the football in such an obviously political way is conduct unbecoming of a commander in chief. gjaclThe recent unseemly comments by Obama and his attempt to turn a successful military operation into a campaign stunt show a sad political desperation by our nation's leader. It's bad enough Obama takes credit for the Navy SEALs' achievement. But this time an Obama campaign video, "One Chance," suggests Mitt Romney wouldn't be man enough to do what Obama did. Or as the...
  • White House says Afghanistan trip not political

    05/01/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    White House says Afghanistan trip not political politicalmugshot Posted by CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) – The White House strongly denied Tuesday that President Barack Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan was executed for political motives, saying the visit was more than a year in the making. On a conference call with reporters, a senior administration official speaking from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan was asked if the trip – made on the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden – was opening the president to charges of "craven politics." "I think what could not be clearer is...
  • Why do illegal immigrants have the right to an attorney? [vanity]

    05/01/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 19 replies
    Just watched an episode of The First 48 (great show, btw), and the two suspects were Mexican nationals, aka illegal immigrants. The show did acknowledge both men are/were in the country illegally. The police got a surviving victim to identify the suspects in a photo line up. Then the police found them hiding out in rural west Texas and brought them in. Right off the bat they both asked for attorneys. Why do they have that right? And of course it's absurd that they get taxpayer-funded public defenders, but that's not really the issue. If they're not citizens, why do...
  • On surprise Afghanistan visit, Obama says nation emerging from 'dark cloud of war' LIVE THREAD

    05/01/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT · by Jean S · 65 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/12
    President Obama zipped through Afghanistan Tuesday on a previously unannounced visit, signing a key partnership document with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as he prepared to deliver an address to the nation on the anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death.  In excerpts released in advance of the address, the president made sweeping statements about the course and eventual conclusion of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.  "We have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. Yet here, in the pre-dawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon," he plans...
  • Rodriguez: Pelosi is Confused or Lying; Enhanced Interrogations Led to Bin Laden

    05/01/2012 4:02:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | May 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 23rd, 2009, Washington, Capitol Hill, press conference, Pelosi. A reporter says, "It's been said that in the fall of 2002, key members of the Intelligence Committee, including you, Ms. Pelosi, were briefed on interrogation methods, including waterboarding. At the time you were briefed, did you raise any objections?" PELOSI: At that or any other briefing, and that was the only briefing that I was briefed on in that regard, we were not -- I repeat -- not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used. RUSH: Last night on Hannity, Jose...
  • Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Work for Developing Rungra Pleasure Ground for People

    05/01/2012 3:56:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    (North) Korean Central News ^ | 4-30-12 | unattributed
    Pyongyang, April 30 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, provided field guidance to the work for developing the Rungra Pleasure Ground for People. He was accompanied by Jang Song Thaek, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission. The Rungra Pleasure Ground for People covering an area of nearly 100 hectares consists of the Rungra Dolphin Aquarium, Rungra Wading Pool, Rungra Funfair, etc. The first leg...
  • Electoral silence on France's slow economic decline

    05/01/2012 3:54:33 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/1/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Paris
    France's economy has weathered the global crisis of the last five years deceptively well, shielded by a Leviathan state and the postponement of hard choices. Yet the underlying decline that began 30 years ago has gathered speed. France's share of eurozone exports has dropped from 17pc to 13pc since 2000. Spain, Benelux and Germany have done much better. "France is coddled with illusions," said Jean Peyrelevade, ex-head of Credit Lyonnais. "Economic decline is the brutal, hard, undeniable reality. We are consuming the leftovers of a past prosperity." The trade account - an iconic indicator for Colbertistes - has switched from...
  • Obama to US troops: Bin Laden got his justice

    05/01/2012 3:41:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 5/1/12 | BEN FELLER
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- President Barack Obama is telling troops in Afghanistan that Osama bin Laden got his justice one year ago, as the president stirs up memories of his signature foreign policy victory in a secret trip to this war zone. Obama told the troops: "The reason America is safe is because of you."
  • Romney's Gay Foreign Policy Spokesman Resigns (After only two weeks on the job)

    05/01/2012 2:58:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/01/2012 | By Napp Nazworth
    Richard Grenell, an openly gay foreign policy expert hired by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, has resigned after only two weeks on the job. In a statement obtained Tuesday by Jennifer Rubin, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, Grenell said, "While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama's foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign." Grenell also thanked Romney for not making his sexual orientation an issue when...

    05/01/2012 2:34:59 PM PDT · by lward99 · 18 replies
    Times247 ^ | 5/1/12 | Times247
    In 2008 Barack Obama criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in an ad to score "political points." Four years later the Obama campaign has created an ad of its own, insinuating that Mitt Romney would not have given the order to capture and kill bin Laden. The blowback has been swift and severe, with Navy SEALs, Sen. John McCain and even Democrat allies like Arianna Huffington denouncing the ad. Read more:
  • Presidents Of A Feather: Can Clinton Save Obama?

    05/01/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Politics: The president who wagged the dog and let bin Laden get away raises millions for the president who jokes about eating one while taking credit for Osama's death. A deal for Hillary as veep, perhaps? Politics makes strange bedfellows, the cliche goes. In 2008, Hillary Clinton waged a protracted and sometimes bitter battle for the Democratic presidential nomination against a former community organizer and absentee state senator from Illinois only to wind up as President Obama's secretary of state. Husband and former President Bill Clinton even made racially tinged remarks about Obama's primary victory over Hillary in the South...
  • Canadians make a racket about mysterious 'hum' coming from US side of border

    05/01/2012 1:58:30 PM PDT · by rawhide · 71 replies ^ | 5-1-12 | The Wall Street Journal
    WINDSOR, Ontario – Last month, Bob Dechert, a senior aide to Canada's foreign minister, was dispatched to Detroit with an important diplomatic mission: to stop a highly-annoying noise. The so-called Windsor hum, described as a low-frequency rumbling sound, has rattled windows and knocked objects off shelves in this border community just across the Detroit River from the Motor City. Locals have said it sounds like a large diesel truck idling, a loud boom box or the bass vocals of Barry White. Residents in Windsor, Ontario, have blamed the hum for causing illness, whipping dogs into frenzies, keeping cats housebound and...