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  • Mitts Closing Argument

    11/05/2012 2:15:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Fellow citizens, As voters, you are the jury of this election. You must render a verdict on the presidents stewardship of this nation for the past four years. Yours is a solemn duty, one enshrined in the Constitution and held sacred by over two hundred years of law and tradition. Based on the evidence before you, I believe the verdict is clear. At the Republican convention, Paul Ryan and I asked for your vote, and we explained why we, not President Obama, deserve it. We promised not to lower the seas or heal the planet, but simply to enact commonsense...
  • Red Flag Over the Atlantic - China is angling to take over a U.S. airbase in the Azores.

    11/05/2012 12:55:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2012 | Gordon G. Chang
    On June 27, a plane carrying Wen Jiabao made a “technical” stop on the island of Terceira, in the Azores. Following an official greeting by Alamo Meneses, the regional secretary of environment of the sea, the Chinese premier spent four hours touring the remote Portuguese outpost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.Wen’s Terceira walkabout, which followed a four-nation visit to South America, largely escaped notice at the time, but alarm bells should have immediately gone off in Washington and in European capitals. For one thing, Wen’s last official stop on the trip was Santiago, the capital of Chile....
  • Canada Bleeding Private Jobs; Vancouver Home Sales Plunge 16.7 Percent; Crash Awaits

    11/05/2012 12:42:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 5, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The Financial Post has an interesting story on the state of the Canadian jobs market. It seem over 100% of job growth is from government jobs. Please consider Employment numbers hide the fact Canada is bleeding private sector jobsCanada may have added 1,800 jobs in October, but that number hides the fact that almost all the gains came from government and that the private sector lost more than 20,000 jobs. The 1,800 jobs added was already a disappointment compared with the 10,000 economists had forecast. According to Statistics Canada, that left the unemployment rate unchanged at 7.4%. The six-month average...
  • Romney crushes Obama in Poland (poll)

    11/05/2012 12:02:52 PM PST · by Matt_DZ_PL · 16 replies
    TVN24 News Official Website ^ | Nov.5, 2012 | TVN24 News
    Sonda (Poll)Ktory kandydat na prezydenta USA jest lepszym wyborem dla Polski?[Which candidate for the President of the USA is a better choice from the Polish point of view?]  Wyniki glosowania [results]  Barack Obama (demokrata)  41%Mitt Romney (republikanin)   59%   Oddanych głosow: [online votes] 43,988
  • The End of Our National Tragedy? Romney Takes Lead in Final Rasmussen Poll ( Gallup also)

    11/05/2012 11:34:50 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Monday, November 5, 2012, 9:42 AM | Jim Hoft
    Full Title:*******************************************************The End of Our National Tragedy? Romney Takes Lead in Final Rasmussen Poll Update: Romney Leads in Gallup Poll Too********************************************* Is the end of our national tragedy near? Mitt Romney took the lead today in the final Rasmussen poll before election day. Romney leads President Obama by one point, 49-48.Rasmussen reported: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 48%. Two percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and one percent (1%) remains undecided.Rasmussen Reports will conduct our final tracking...
  • Navy test-fires missiles from robot boats

    11/05/2012 10:15:36 AM PST · by null and void · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | Nov 05, 2012 4:07 AM PST
    U.S. Navy ships face the growing threat of small boat swarms used by terrorists, pirates or enemy countries. New testing has shown off a possible counter that looks strangely similar except for the lack of human sailors small robot boats armed with missiles. The Navy launched six missiles from an unmanned surface boat called the unmanned surface vessel precision engagement module (USV PEM) during testing on Oct. 24. The 36-foot robot boat carries both missiles and a .50 caliber machine gun that can take on small boats that may threaten larger Navy warships. "Technology demonstrated in...
  • Obama favored in his ancestral Kenyan village

    11/05/2012 9:05:07 AM PST · by null and void · 14 replies
    KOGELO, Kenya At President Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya, witch doctor John Dimo tossed some shells, bones and other items to determine who will win Tuesday's election. After throwing the objects like so many dice outside his hut in Kogelo village, Dimo, who says he is 105 years old, points to a white shell and declares: "Obama is very far ahead and is definitely going to win." While pollsters in the U.S. are using interviews, statistical analysis and the technology to predict the outcome of the election in America - one that is expected to be close - Dimo...
  • What President Obama Really Said In That '60 Minutes' Interview About Benghazi

    11/05/2012 7:52:23 AM PST · by Son House · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 05, 2012 | Bret Baier
    Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. ..These are two crucial answers in the big picture. Right after getting out of the Rose Garden, where, according to the second debate and other accounts he definitively called the attack terrorism, Obama is asked point blank about not calling it terrorism. He blinks and does not push back. Understand that this interview is just...
  • (FNC) Exclusive: Cable warning of Benghazi consulate vulnerability would have gone to White House,

    11/05/2012 7:02:16 AM PST · by maggief · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    Current and former intelligence officials tell Fox News that a classified State Department cable sent Aug. 16 -- and which said the Benghazi consulate could not defend against a "coordinated attack" -- would certainly have gone to the White House National Security Council staff. "The National Security Council sees everything," a former senior intelligence official told Fox News. "The staff are sitting on top of all the cable traffic which means the national security advisor (Tom Donilon) and deputy national security advisor (Denis McDonough) have some explaining to do. If Libya was of interest to this administration, the national security...
  • Sudanese Islamist: Obama Should Win, Baraka Means Blessing (enemy endorsement)

    11/05/2012 6:20:00 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    IsraelNews ^ | November 5, 2012
    A Sudanese opposition leader and prominent Sunni Muslim who had links to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the 1990s said he hopes President Barack Obama will get re-elected in Tuesday’s much anticipated election, AFP reported.“You know what ‘Baraka’ means in Arabic? Blessing,” said veteran Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi, who served as the secretary-general of the Islamic Charter Front, a political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood that advocated an Islamic constitution and opposed western secularism.“Obama of course,” Turabi told AFP, when asked about his U.S. presidential preference during an interview. “He’s gentle towards the Muslims generally,” Turabi said, and referred...
  • Obama's woman in Tehran (Valerie Jarrett)

    11/05/2012 6:07:20 AM PST · by maggief · 15 replies
    Ynet ^ | November 5, 2012 | Alex Fishman
    A Chicago lawyer is the key player behind the secret talks between the US and Iran. Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama. Last month, The New York Times reported that the US government is engaged in secret talks with Iran aimed at establishing a direct line of communication once the US presidential elections are over. The National...
  • Bret Baier: What President Obama really said in that '60 Minutes' interview about Benghazi

    11/05/2012 5:27:00 AM PST · by maggief · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ANALYSIS: Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. In the interview, according to the latest portions, Obama would not say whether he thought the attack was terrorism. Yet he would later emphasize at a presidential debate that in the Rose Garden the same day, he had declared the attack an act of terror. That moment was one of the most intense exchanges...
  • Fox & Friends Has Its Theories About 60 Minutes Libya Edit: Could A Call Have Been Made?

    11/05/2012 4:41:06 AM PST · by maggief · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 5, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    On Monday, the hosts of Fox & Friends turned their collective attention over to CBS 60 Minutes interview with President Barack Obama in the days following the attack in Benghazi. Why, the hosts wanted to know, did the show not air a portion of the interview wherein the President says the following: Well, its too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. The hosts had some theories. Steve Doocy, for instance, found the Presidents use of the word groups interesting, particularly given the still-unfolding timeline of who...
  • U.S. general: Obama paralyzed by fear (MOH recipient)

    11/05/2012 3:41:42 AM PST · by neveralib · 35 replies
    WND ^ | November 4, 2012 | By Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, U.S. Army (ret.)
    THIS IS AN EXCERPT: For years, many veterans and active military have been alarmed about the idiocy of the changes in battlefield evacuation known as Dust Off. For reasons having nothing to do with patient care, Dust Off has been removed from the control of the professionals, the medics, and put under the control of amateurs, aviation staff officers. According to Gen. Creighton Abrams, former U.S. Army chief of staff and former supreme commander in Vietnam: A special word about the Dust Offs Courage above and beyond the call of duty was sort of routine to them. It was...
  • Red China: Conservatives dominate latest line-up for new Communist Party leadership

    11/05/2012 2:03:12 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 11/5/2012 | Shi Jiangtao in Beijing
    Conservatives appear poised to dominate the Communist Party's new leadership as furious horse trading continues ahead of next week's transfer of power in Beijing. The latest consensus among outgoing leaders, their immediate successors and influential party elders is that the party's innermost circle may still be subject to last-minute changes ahead of the 18th congress starting on Thursday, according to sources close to the inner workings of the once-a-decade generational transition. However, the sources said that the Politburo Standing Committee's likeliest line-up was now packed with conservatives including vice-premier and Chongqing party chief Zhang Dejiang, 65, propaganda chief Liu Yunshan,...
  • The Worst News from Benghazi

    11/05/2012 12:26:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2012 | James Lewis
    It is now apparent that the president of the United States countermanded standing Pentagon orders to help American personnel under attack. Ambassador Stevens and three others were left to die without AC-130 Spectres and rescue teams that are always on standby in the Africom theater. Only the White House could have countermanded those standing orders, and we know that POTUS had an emergency meeting with Panetta and Hillary within 55 minutes of the start of the attack. AFRICOM's General Carter F. Ham was fired -- presumably for wanting to rescue the Americans under fire. Ambassador Stevens and his people were...
  • Behind crisis in Benghazi, a lack of firepower

    11/05/2012 12:20:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2012 | By Rowan Scarborough
    As Americans fought for their lives in Benghazi, Libya, the Pentagons options for direct intervention were narrowed to one: a fleet of F-16 fighters parked across the Mediterranean at NATO's air base in Aviano, Italy. How the best military in the world came to having only one real choice in a terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. citizens is the story of an ill-equipped commander. U.S. Africa Command, which oversees military options in North Africa, had no access to AC-130 gunships or to armed drones, such as the Predator, that could have killed...
  • The Threat Doctrine that Cries 'Blasphemy'

    11/04/2012 11:18:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Janet Levy
    For the past 25 years, the Muslim Brotherhood in North America has been pursuing a comprehensive strategy to control what non-Muslims know about Islam. This multi-pronged threat doctrine seeks to prohibit open discussion and to abridge free speech. It also seeks to curtail education and training given to the military, law enforcement, intelligence, and government about the true nature of Islam. Overall, the Brotherhood's agenda seeks to block a fair and critical appraisal of Islamic doctrine, pursue a stealth civilizational jihad against the West, and, ultimately, render us impotent to defend ourselves. A review of the Brotherhood's progress in this...
  • Nazi Leaders Sister Hid Jews Near Brussels

    11/04/2012 10:55:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | November 4th, 2012
    The sister of a Belgian Nazi leader hid three Jews in her home near Brussels during the Holocaust, according to one of the survivors. Hanna Nadel, now 86, said she, her mother and her niece were rescued by M. Cornet, the sister of Leon Degrelle, who, as leader of the Belgian Nazi Rexen movement, was responsible for deporting Jews to their deaths during the German occupation of Belgium. Nadels account, related to historian Jan Maes, appeared earlier this week in the Belgian-Jewish monthly Joods Actueel, The three, having escaped deportation orders, wandered with their suitcases around the town of Sint-Genesius...
  • 500 American Warriors to Run Ad Endorsing Mitt Romney for President

    11/04/2012 9:37:00 PM PST · by JouleZ · 16 replies
    Pj Tatler ^ | November 4, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    A star-studded list of retired high ranking US military officers is set to shake up the presidential race as the nation heads into Election Day, November 6. GEN Hugh Shelton (USA-ret) and GEN Tommy Franks (USA-ret) are among the military heavyweights who are taking out a full page ad in Mondays Washington Times, the Tatler has learned.
  • The Turn Away From Europe

    11/04/2012 9:07:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Commentary ^ | November 2012 | Josef Joffe
    PDF It almost goes unnoticed that the United States is closing a long chapter in its Atlantic history. For 70 years, since the landing in Normandy, America was literally a power-in-Europe, with a vast military presence stretching from Naples to Narvik and from Portugal to Germany. At its peak, the entire force, Navy and Air Force included, numbered 300,000. The Army topped out at 217,000. At the end of this year, the ground troops will have dwindled to 30,000. A massive support structure of American grand strategy is being dismantled. Why is no one weeping or gnashing teeth?That would...
  • Vanity: "The Benghazi Gates Part 1, A Two Pronged Attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Libya".

    11/04/2012 8:33:46 PM PST · by Dave Mellon · 14 replies
    YouTube video from Multiple sources ^ | 11/04/2012 | Dave Mellon
    I have finished putting together a new video on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. It features new video that has not been broadcast on TV in the U.S.. The video is a detailed analysis of the pre-attack activities of the terrorists. In addition to the new video, it includes photographs released by Congress after the October 10th hearing on the terrorist attack and analysis that may surprise you. Below I am including the map that plays at the beginning of the video. It is also available on my Flickr page. The video runs 14 minutes and 39 seconds. If you are...
  • Recession forecast seems optimistic

    11/04/2012 7:23:25 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies ^ | Sunday November 4, 2012 (21:13) | By Dimitris Kontogiannis
    Greece is facing a much bigger than projected drop in output bordering on depression next year after the troika and the government opted to frontload austerity measures in the 2013 budget. In this regard, all bets are off since the negative impact from the economic contraction will outweigh any positives from the improvement in the fiscal and current account balance, with the ensuing political fallout likely complicating the situation. In the Greek saga, the countrys creditors continue to accuse successive governments of non-cooperation and delays in the implementation of structural reforms agreed in the May 2010 and March...
  • Romney Wins in a Landslide (at Least in Israel)

    11/04/2012 6:14:42 PM PST · by Inyokern · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Nov. 5, 2012 | Abraham Katsman
    On the election map, the State of Israel is not just blue and white; it is solidly red. The Presidential election results are in. Well, at least the votes from Americans in Israel. Not one to keep readers in suspense, Ill reveal the most important numbers up front: Gov. Mitt Romney received 85%85%!of the vote; President Obama managed only 14.3%. This, according to exit polling just released by iVoteIsrael, the non-partisan group promoting and facilitating voting by U.S. citizens currently in Israel. Their statistics reveal some fascinating results. More importantly, these results have implications for the outcome of next weeks...
  • French car sales plummet - French brands worst hit

    11/04/2012 4:46:12 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 02 Nov 2012 10:07 GMT+01:00
    French new car sales plunged by 7.8 percent in October on a monthly basis and by 13.3 percent in the first 10 months of the year, data from the French automobile manufacturers association CCFA showed on Friday. A total of 162,411 new cars were registered last month in France, a statement said, as the French economy, the second biggest in the eurozone, struggled to make headway. French car makers were among those that suffered the biggest drops, with sales by PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second-biggest European auto manufacturer, down by 5.0 percent, and those by the Renault group posting a...
  • German supermarkets increase milk prices by 20 percent

    11/04/2012 3:11:13 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 2 Nov 12 16:02 CET
    German consumers will soon have to pay up to 20 percent more for milk at supermarkets, after one of the major retailers announced a significant price rise on Friday. Discount supermarket retailer Aldi Sd said on Friday that it would increase its price for milk by about 9 cents per litre. The other major German supermarket chains, including Edeka and Rewe, were expected to follow suit and to match the products in their lowest price categories to the Aldi prices. Lidl said it would stay in line with the market, and thus raise prices. Prices for other dairy staples have...
  • No more Merck cancer drug for Greek hospitals

    11/04/2012 2:55:33 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 4 Nov 12 08:55 CET
    German pharmaceutical company Merck has stopped selling its cancer drug Erbitux to Greek hospitals, as they are not able to pay. Patients needing the drug will have to buy it themselves from pharmacies. Saturdays Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper said the continuing economic crisis and chaotic situation in Greece had prompted the sales ban. The Greek government has paid for imported medicines with bonds due in a few years since the spring. But many firms receiving these sold them at a big loss, the paper said. Erbitux is approved for use in many countries and carries indications for colorectal and head...
  • Armed Services Chairman Denounces White House Benghazi Cover-Up and Muzzling of Military Leaders

    11/04/2012 1:58:38 PM PST · by GregNH · 8 replies
    The Foundery ^ | 11/04/2012 | Ernest Istook
    President Obama should come clean with the American people about what exactly happened in Benghazi, according to the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA). In fact, the President is the only one who has all those answers, McKeon says. The whole thing smacks of a cover-up, he says. According to McKeon, the military has been muzzled by unprecedented orders not to provide information to Congress. Benghazi, Libya, is where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed on September 11, 2012, by a terrorist attack, which reportedly was monitored live for several hours by...
  • Homeschoolers Flee Persecution in Germany and Sweden

    11/04/2012 12:22:19 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 November 2012 | Alex Newman
    Homeschoolers Flee Persecution in Germany and Sweden The New American 03 November 2012 This weekend the first ever Global Home Education conference is being held in Berlin as homeschool families tell of being forced to flee Germany and Sweden. Related Articles: German Statesman Backs Homeschooling, Slams State for Usurping Kids In Sweden, Persecuted Jewish Homeschoolers Win Court Battle Persecuted & Exiled Swedish Homeschoolers Walk to Freedom, Vow to Fight On Homeschool Leader Flees Swedish Persecution Sweden Bans Home-schooling, Religious Instruction State "Kidnapping" of Swedish Home-schooler Prompts International Outcry U.S. Judge Grants Asylum for Homeschooling Family Government Schools Are Bad for...
  • French left hits back at Church over same-sex marriage

    11/04/2012 12:08:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/4/12 | Tom Heneghan
    France's governing Socialist Party hit back hard at the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday for campaigning against its plan to legalize same-sex marriage, heralding a bruising debate over the issue. Paris Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois spoke against the proposed law on Saturday and encouraged Catholics to write to their elected officials and take to the streets in protest against the reform due to be voted on by mid-2013. Opinion polls show that backing for the plan, a campaign promise by President Francois Hollande, has slipped several points since leaders of France's main religions began speaking out against it and now stands...
  • Officials Counter Benghazi Reports

    11/04/2012 11:28:23 AM PST · by null and void · 29 replies ^ | Nov 02, 2012 | Lolita C. Baldor
    Just days before the presidential election, U.S. officials are striking back at allegations they failed to respond quickly or efficiently against the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, detailing for the first time a broad CIA rescue effort. In the first days after the attack, various administration officials linked the Benghazi incident to the simultaneous protests around the Muslim world over an American-made film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Only later did they publicly attribute it to militants, possibly linked to al-Qaida, and acknowledged it was distinct from the film protests. The changing explanations have led...
  • Olmert: PM strengthening Hamas to deceive Israelis

    11/04/2012 10:06:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/04/2012 18:30 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of deliberately strengthening Hamas in order to convince the Israeli public that there is no Palestinian partner for peace. Olmerts comments came after PA President Mahmoud Abbas made a rare verbal concession to Israel, saying he had no permanent claim on the town from which he left as a child during the War of Independence in 1948, in an interview with Channel 2. The government has taken steps to strengthen Hamas and to weaken the PA, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, an organization which espouses non-violence and negotiations for...
  • A President without Shame

    11/04/2012 9:44:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Speaking at a photo op about the Sandy hurricane disaster, President Obama said: "In times of crisis, "we pull together, we leave nobody behind, we make sure we respond as a nation," Obama said, reprising one of his 2012 campaign themes. "Whenever an American is in need, all of us stand together in providing the help that is necessary," he added." Not only "leave nobody behind", but "providing the help that is necessary." It was an amazingly audacious lie, prompting Grady Gibbs to post on Facebook, "The Brazilians have the perfect expression for this. There's no exact translation for 'sim...
  • U.S. Army orders its first batch of suicide drones (What CIA needed in Benghazi?)

    11/04/2012 9:36:45 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 6, 2011 | Unattributed
    Soldiers who fly hand-launched drone scouts to spot enemies on the battlefield may soon get a deadly robotic device capable of also delivering a knockout blow. The U.S. Army has ordered its first batch of small suicide drones that are capable of launching from a small tube, loitering in the sky and then diving at a target upon command. The backpack-size "Switchblade" drone and its launch tube give individual soldiers a new level of precise control over an explosive weapon. Rather than calling in supporting artillery fire or airstrikes, soldiers can simply launch the Switchblade from out of sight, confirm...
  • Haaretz endorses Obama, calling him 'good for Israel'

    11/04/2012 9:17:40 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    politico44 ^ | 11/4/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama who has battled accusations that he is insufficiently committed to the U.S. relationship with Israel locks down the endorsement of that country's left-of center newspaper. In an editorial, the paper calls Obama "good for Israel" and writes: Obama continued this two-way track vis-a-vis Iran and the issue of Palestinian statehood. Under his pressure, Israel suspended for the first time - for a while - construction in the settlements. Relations between the two countries' armed forces have
  • "Allahu akbar, Death to America, Death to Israel, Damn the Jews, Victory to Islam"

    11/04/2012 9:13:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/4/12
    There are groups with slogans like this all over the world, and the U.S. Government's official position is that Islam has nothing to do with any of them, and that to investigate their actual motives and goals is forbidden, because it gets them into...Islam. It's a recipe for suicide. "Yemenis suspect Iran's hand in rise of Shiite rebels," by Adam Baron for the Christian Science Monitor, October 30 (thanks to Lachlan): While the graffiti on the walls of Raydas bullet-scarred Awadin Mosque condemns the United States and Israel, the clashes that briefly transformed this agrarian town into a war zone...
  • Protests in Tokyo against US Osprey aircraft

    11/04/2012 8:41:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Thousands of people have rallied against American deployment of Osprey military aircraft on a southern Japanese island amid escalating anti-U.S. military sentiment following recent crimes. Protesters gathered Sunday at a Tokyo park demanding removal of 12 MV-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft from Okinawa. Ospreys were deployed in October despite local opposition over safety concerns following two crashes elsewhere. They chanted, "Ospreys out! Marine Corps out!"
  • BREAKING NEWS: Former Obama Campaign Coordinator Announces National Muslim Democratic Council

    11/04/2012 8:20:22 AM PST · by bayouranger · 18 replies ^ | 02NOV12 | GlobalMBR
    As part of an Investigative Project report on a May Democratic fundraiser featuring House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as well as U.S. Muslim Brotherhood leaders, the IP also reported that former Obama campaign coordinator Mazen Asbahi announced the creation of a new organization called the National Muslim Democratic Council (NMDC). According to the report: Following the speeches, a prominent attorney, Mazen Asbahi publicly rose to announce the creation of a new organization called the National Muslim Democratic Council (NMDC). Asbahi was Obamas 2008 Muslim outreach director but was forced to step down when his prior association with a radical Muslim...
  • Dems Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/04/2012 8:06:44 AM PST · by bayouranger · 6 replies ^ | 01Nov12 | by STEVEN EMERSON AND JOHN ROSSOMANDO
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • CIA Benghazi timeline 'doesn't quite add up' say security officials in Libya

    11/04/2012 7:21:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2012 | Rick Moran
    You knew the timeline released by the CIA on Friday would be self serving, but how accurate was it? Fox News reports - not very: >>>According to the CIA, the first calls for assistance came at 9:40 p.m. local time from a senior State Department official at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, to the CIA annex about a mile away. But according to multiple people on the ground that night, the Blue Mountain Security manager, who was in charge of the local force hired to guard the consulate perimeter, made calls on both two-way radios and cell phones to colleagues...
  • The Tip of the Communist Iceberg in the Oval Office

    11/04/2012 6:58:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies ^ | Sunday, November 4, 2012 | - J.D. Longstreet
    As Tuesday is Election Day, it is extremely important that we get as many voters as humanly possible to the polls to vote for Romneyor against Obama. We Americans are far more insular than we like to admit. We have, all along, felt more that this election is forand aboutAmerica and the people of America. But that is only half of the story. You see, without a free America, the western world is F I N I S H E D ! Many of us have wondered and some even questioned openly Obamas allegiance. Weve asked: WHO IS this guy?...
  • Impotent under Obama

    11/04/2012 6:13:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Fosters Daily Democrat ^ | November 3, 2012 | Editorial
    When the presidential campaign began in what now seems like an eternity ago, only a fool would have bet that anything other than the economic future of the country would determine the outcome. But as the hours count down to Election Day, President Barack Obamas mishandling of the nations defense capability is coming front and center and not only because Americans were slaughtered in Benghazi, Libya. Among those raising grave concerns is Gen. Patrick Brady who asks: Would I want this man with me in combat? Brady sports impeccable credentials having served more than 34 years in the Army...
  • Jennifer Griffin: What laser capability did Benghazi team have?

    11/04/2012 4:34:00 AM PST · by maggief · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 4, 2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Sources who have debriefed the team that was at the CIA annex the night of the attack in Benghazi say that the CIA operators from the Global Response Staff, or GRS, were equipped with Mark 48 machine guns and had two types of laser capability. Each weapon had both a passive as well as a visible laser that could be used against the Libyan attackers. Fox News has learned the guns were fitted with PEQ-15 lasers. The passive laser is not visible to the naked eye but can help team members identify hostile forces when the shooter is wearing NODS,...
  • Political Correctness Run Amok: Some Private Sector Contestants for the U.S. vs U.K. ...

    11/04/2012 4:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Ive had some fun on this blog by comparing moronic government policies in the United States and United Kingdom. In my never-ending search for cheap laughs and juvenile entertainment, Ive ever turned this into a contest to see which nation has more pathetic and useless bureaucrats.The United Kingdom has some very strong contestants. A job-placement centergot in trouble for discriminating against incompetent peopleby seeking reliable and hard-working candidates.A women who was being threatened by thugsgot in trouble with the police for brandishing a knife in her own home.There was a serious proposal toprevent children from watching Olympic shooting events.A man...
  • Kenya bull fight: Obama trounces Romney

    11/04/2012 2:10:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2012 | JOE MWIHIA
    ...On Saturday villagers from western Kenya town of Khayega held a bull fighting contest between a 900 pound (410 kilogram) black bull they named Obama and a black and white 1,000 pound (460kg) bull they named Mitt Romney. Both are cattle breeds indigenous to Kenya. Despite being smaller in size, Obama was the overwhelming favorite having won six of his last fights and he did not disappoint. After close to half an hour the bulls were separated and Obama was declared winner. Happy villagers burst onto the streets in song and dance rejoicing the victory, some carrying placards reading "Obama...
  • Israel: 3 Syria tanks enter Golan demilitarised zone

    11/03/2012 11:33:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 4, 2012
    Israel: 3 Syria tanks enter Golan demilitarised zone JERUSALEM | Sun Nov 4, 2012 9:10am IST (Reuters) - Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarised zone in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria on Saturday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. "The Israeli Defense Forces have filed a complaint with the U.N. (peacekeeping) force in the area," the spokeswoman said. She had no further information on what the tanks were doing.
  • Libyan Leaks: More Secret Documents Reveal Obamas failure in Libya

    Exclusive Walid Shoebat Bombshell Barack Obamas claim to election fame that Al-Qaeda has been destroyed needs a reality check, according to a group of anti-Al Qaeda Libyans in exile. We beg to differ, they exclaimed. Obama gift-wrapped Libya, handed it over to Al-Qaeda, and we can prove it. The group stated they have come into possession of some highly classified documents that in their view, will bring the Obama Administration down. They were not bluffing; they provided the first installments of official classified documents which we provided in some of our previous reporting. The rest, they say, will...
  • Ten years too late, its good riddance to wind farms

    11/03/2012 8:41:17 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 13 replies ^ | Christopher Booker
    One of the most dangerous delusions of our ageThe significance of yesterday’s shock announce-ment by our Energy Minister John Hayes that the Government plans to put a firm limit on the building of any more onshore windfarms is hard to exaggerate. On the face of it, this promises to be the beginning of an end to one of the greatest and most dangerous political delusions of our time. For years now, the plan to cover hundreds of square miles of the British countryside with ever more wind turbines has been the centrepiece of Britain’s energy policy — and one supported...
  • Iran suspends uranium enrichment

    11/03/2012 8:34:59 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 72 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Sunday, 11-04-2012 | Josh Layton
    Iran has suspended the enrichment of uranium stockpiles to the 20% purity needed to bring it a short step from building a nuclear device, news services in the region have reported. Mohammad Hossein Asfari, a member of parliament responsible for foreign policy and national security, was quoted as saying that the move was a "goodwill" gesture, aimed at softening Iran's position before a new round of scheduled talks with the United States after this week's presidential elections. Asfari said he hoped sanctions would be lifted in return for Iran's actions, otherwise it would resume the programme, according to a website...
  • A Future in Europe? Commissioner Confronts London on EU Loyalty

    11/03/2012 8:30:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/02/2012 | (cghwith wire reports)
    Does Britain belong in the European Union? There are plenty both in the United Kingdom and on the Continent who have their doubts. Now, with the debate over the EUs next budget raging, a European Commissioner has challenged London to decide. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is also losing her patience over the squabble. On Friday, European Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski, Polands representative in the EUs executive, said it was time for Britain to make a fundamental decision regarding its future in the European Union. Of course there are limits, he said in an interview...