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  • Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Germany against Obama-backed trade deal

    09/18/2016 9:07:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 17 September 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Hundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets Saturday, in protest of pending trade deals with the United States and Canada. The deals in question are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the U.S. and the European Union and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) for the Canadian-EU relationship. Neither free trade agreement has been ratified yet, but popular outcry has been growing for the last few years. The demonstrations took place in seven cities throughout Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. Organizers told CNBC that the official estimate is 320,000 demonstrators across...
  • Teen KNIFED by Muslim more than 100 TIMES because she wouldn’t get him water

    09/17/2016 6:48:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies ^ | September 17, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Clearly her refusal to get her Muslim lover a glass of was an act of islamophobia. Islamic supremacism on steroids. “Teen knifed by lover more than 100 times because she wouldn’t get him water survived by playing dead,” By Chris Dyer, The Mirror, September 17, 2016: Teen knifed by lover more than 100 times because she wouldn’t get him water survived by playing dead The 19-year-old dragged herself to the street and the clambered onto a bus where the driver raced to the depot and called police Jamiv Usman stabbed his lover more than 100 times in a blood-soaked...
  • Trump Senior Advisor: Ivanka Trump Speech Tonight a 'Masterpiece'

    07/21/2016 1:11:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 7.21.16
    short skinny blonde on CNN panel (Kellyanne?) says she was seen both Trump speeches and Ivanaka's is not to be missed. So don't be late to the party coverage tonight FRiends!
  • Obama Vindicates 8 Years Of Foreign Policy Critics In One Week Photo of Saagar Enjeti Saagar Enjeti

    07/17/2016 10:39:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    daily caller ^ | 7/17/16 | saagar enjeti
    Two recent foreign policy announcements from the White House signal possible vindication for critics of current Middle East policy. First, on July 6, President Barack Obama announced he would keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan past the end of his presidency. Then, he announced on July 11 that he would send 560 additional troops to Iraq, adopting a strategy of U.S. engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan his critics have been advocating since he took office in 2008. “This period of unprecedented chaos coincides with a period of unprecedented U.S. disengagement in the region,” former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Ryan...
  • Anti-Americanism Is The Foreign Policy Of Fools

    05/13/2016 3:40:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies ^ | May 13,2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New York Times profile of Ben Rhodes, Obama’s foreign policy guru, had plenty of shocking moments from his attempt to cover up Iran’s abduction of US sailors to his blatant gloating over the stupidity of the journalists whom he manipulated into spreading his lies in support of the Iran deal.
  • Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech (see it for yourself)

    04/28/2016 2:13:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies ^ | 27 Apr 16 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless...
  • REPORT: Germany ‘Annexing’ Dutch Military As Secretive EU Army Begins To Take Shape

    04/20/2016 9:44:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds and Raheem Kassam
    The German and Dutch armies and navies are poised to “merge”, creating the nucleus of the European Union’s longed for pan-EU military force. Pointing to German ministerial statements spelling out the creation of an EU Army as the ultimate goal, critics say Britain’s military will not be able to avoid being sucked in if the country remains within the Union. The German government has revealed that Dutch and German land armies and navies are set to move towards “closer integration”, with two Dutch units already coming under German command. Last month the Dutch 43rd Mechanised Brigade was subsumed into the...
  • Amid criticism, Donald Trump doubles down on Wisconsin

    04/03/2016 3:30:28 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 58 replies
    The Journal Sentinel ^ | 4/3/16 | Mary Spicuzza
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is predicting Wisconsin's presidential primary will bring him a surprise victory despite polls showing him trailing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz here. During a campaign stop at Miss Katie's Diner in Milwaukee, Trump said that Wisconsin "has the feel" of New Hampshire, where he pulled off a surprise win. "This feels like a victory," he said. Trump also slammed conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes as a "lowlife" and said establishment Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker were mobilizing against him here as political payback. See video.
  • The Trade Deficit Isn’t a Scorecard, and Cutting It Won’t Make America Great Again

    04/02/2016 11:57:02 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 62 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/27/16 | Neil Irwin
    It is true that a trade deficit subtracts from a country’s gross domestic product. G.D.P. measures the value of goods and services produced within a country’s borders, so when a country is selling less stuff abroad than it buys from abroad, the country is making less stuff, and as a result there are fewer jobs. This piece of the Trump theory of trade is true. Read the rest in the link.
  • Obama: Trump 'doesn't know much about foreign policy'

    04/01/2016 4:02:48 PM PDT · by ronnietherocket3 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/1/2016 | Nicole Gaouette
    Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's suggestion that Japan and South Korea should consider obtaining nuclear weapons demonstrates the Republican presidential front-runner's lack of understanding about foreign policy and the world at large.
  • US gears up to fight Russian ‘disinformation’ with… disinformation

    03/27/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 3/27/16 | RT
    Two US senators are proposing legislation to counter, what they consider to be “disinformation” spread by certain foreign media. What better way to kick-start their campaign than by basing their bill on spurious nonsense? Republican Senator Rob Portman and his Democratic colleague Chris Murphy are deeply concerned about foreign “propaganda.” They demand that Uncle Sam throws even more money at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which is already given around $768 million annually. Not content with the EU’s Stratcom East and NATO’s Riga-based communications centre, Portman and Murphy want a new center for Information Analysis and Response to analyze...
  • Michael Savage Donald Trump Interview Following Brussels Attack - 3/22/16

    03/22/2016 3:54:35 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/22/16 | SavageNationLiberty
    See link
  • WATCH: Donald Trump’s Full Rousing Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference (3-21-16)

    03/21/2016 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 92 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 3/21/16 | Right Side Network
    Monday, March 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC and gave a rousing speech. Watch the live stream and replay of the event below.
  • Foreign diplomats voicing alarm to U.S. officials about Trump

    03/07/2016 7:45:10 AM PST · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 65 replies
    A Chinese official referred to a statement last week from China's foreign ministry spokeswoman. Asked whether China was concerned about Trump's proposal to place high tariffs on Chinese goods, Hua Chunyin declined to comment on specific candidates. But she said "I want to stress" that China and the United States have "major responsibilities" in maintaining international political and economic stability. Representatives of other countries publicly attacked by Trump, including Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam either had no comment or did not respond to requests for comments. Several American foreign policy experts said foreign diplomats have complained to...

    02/29/2016 9:04:09 PM PST · by GilGil · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/29/2016 | CNN
  • US and Europe Should Recognize Iranian Elections as a Sham

    02/20/2016 12:57:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 20, 2016 | Donya Jam
    On February 26, the ayatollahs have scheduled two "elections" in Iran: one for the parliament and one for the Assembly of Experts, a body that is supposed to monitor the supreme leader and choose a replacement when the time comes. Some in the West tout this as the potential start of a new era of moderation. After all it is the first election since the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers. But the nuclear deal cannot be the only criteria by which the West determines the prospects for moderation in Iran. Equally or more important is...
  • Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

    02/11/2016 8:12:49 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | 02/10/2016 | Sue Dermann
    75% of Silicon Valley's Tech jobs go to Foreign born workers - Palo Alto Online Palo Alto Online News Uploaded: Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 8:34 pm Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils' 2016 Silicon Valley Index finds phenomenal economic growth but questions if it will last by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity, but it cautioned that there are perils associated with this kind of break-neck trajectory. It cautioned that a fourth-quarter slowdown, raised the question of whether it marks...
  • Video mocking Swedish Foreign Minister goes mega-viral

    01/21/2016 1:40:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 1/21/16 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset held a tense discussion Wednesday afternoon over Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom's recent demand to investigate Israel for the alleged extrajudicial "executions" of Palestinian terrorists. Science Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) called Wallstrom's remarks "insane," and said they gave a boost to terrorism. An Israeli copywriter named Guy Ordever used humor to fight Wallstrom, creating a video based on a Swedish TV broadcast with Hebrew subtitles, that has received 730,000 views in four days. The huge number corresponds to about 9% of Israel's total population. A version of the video with English subtitles has been uploaded by a new...

    12/05/2015 9:33:08 AM PST · by Woodland · 28 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    "I’m sick of these white male NRA Republicans and their mass shootings beca … um, Sayed Farook? Hey, let’s not vilify an entire group." – Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief, Workplace violence strikes again. “Allahu Akbar!” evidently means, “I quit,” and pipe bombs are the new resignation letter. Southern Baptist redneck Syed Rizwan Farook and his Irish Catholic wife, Tashfeen Malik, are reported to have been inexplicably collaborating with ambiguously international, not-at-all-Islam-related terrorists under investigation by the FBI prior to mowing down 35 white-privileged American citizens at a Christmas party in San Bernardino, California. Investigators feverishly search for a motive. Multiculturalism...
  • Unreal: Erdogan Warns Russia Against Downing Turkish Jets in Syrian Airspace

    11/27/2015 1:28:08 PM PST · by marvel5 · 25 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | November 27, 2015 | Rudy Panki
    Check out the latest from Turkey's aspiring sultan: When asked what would happen if Russia shot down a Turkish jet that strayed into Syrian airspace, Turkey's airplane-shooter-in-chief said that it would qualify as Russian “aggression.” According to Erdogan, This kind of an incident which may happen of course will further push us to take measures. … Of course it will be an aggression against our rights of sovereignty and it is a natural right of [Turkey] to protect those rights Yes, Turkish warplanes zooming around Syria is a matter of “Turkish sovereignty.” You heard it here first. Why does Russia...
  • Turkey and ISIS - Like Peas in a Pod (Hard Evidence!)

    11/27/2015 12:15:23 PM PST · by marvel5 · 4 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | November 25, 2015 | David L. Phillips
    Is Turkey collaborating with the Islamic State (ISIS)? Allegations range from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of medical services. It is also alleged that Turkey turned a blind eye to ISIS attacks against Kobani. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu strongly deny complicity with ISIS. Erdogan visited the Council on Foreign Relations on September 22, 2014. He criticized “smear campaigns [and] attempts to distort perception about us.” Erdogan decried, “A systematic attack on Turkey's international reputation, “complaining that “Turkey has been subject to very unjust and ill-intentioned news items...
  • China, Africa trade volume exceeds $220bn in 2014-Official

    11/21/2015 4:28:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Star Africa ^ | 21 November 2015
    The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Gu Xiaojie, said in Abuja that the trade volume between China and Africa as at 2014 exceeded $220 billion.This is contained in a statement on the forthcoming “6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation” (FOCAC) signed by Xiaojie. Xiaojie said that China had been Africa’s largest trading partner for six years in a row since 2009, adding that China now had diplomatic ties with 50 African countries. He said China and Africa enjoy an increased cordial relationship with “growing political mutual trust, roaring fruitful economic cooperation, enhancing consultation and coordination in international affairs.
  • Carson struggles to grasp foreign policy, his advisers say

    11/18/2015 7:27:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/17/15 | Trip Gabriel
    Ben Carson's remarks on foreign policy have repeatedly raised questions about his grasp of the subject, but never more seriously than in the past week, when he wrongly asserted that China had intervened militarily in Syria and then failed, on national television, to name the countries he would call on to form a coalition to fight the Islamic State. Faced with increasing scrutiny about whether Carson -- who leads in some Republican presidential polls -- was capable of leading US foreign policy, two of his top advisers said in interviews with The New York Times that he had struggled to...
  • Clinton Foundation Amends Tax Returns, Discloses Millions In Foreign Contributions

    11/17/2015 3:38:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/15 | John Hayward
    The Clinton Foundation will “amend” its tax returns for the last four years, to correct “errors in the report of donations from foreign governments,” as reported by Fox News. Foundation President Donna Shalala said in a statement that the returns were revised after a voluntary review of the charity’s past tax returns. She added that the corrections were not required by law. “There is no change in our bottom line numbers: assets, liabilities, and net assets,” Shalala wrote in a statement to the foundation’s supporters that was obtained by Reuters. “There is nothing to suggest that the Foundation intended to...
  • Standard Chartered shares sink on shock quarterly loss (job cuts)

    11/04/2015 6:40:55 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03 November 2015
    Shares in Standard Chartered fell sharply after the Asia-focused UK bank said it would raise $5.1bn (ÂŁ3.3bn) and cut 15,000 jobs by 2018. There was further bad news as Standard Chartered said it was the subject of two investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority relating to monitoring of sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance. The job cuts are part of a restructuring programme to take place over the next three years, but gave no details. The bank employs 86,000 people worldwide, but only about 1,800 in the UK. Standard Chartered remains under investigation by US authorities related to transactions involving Iranian...
  • The October Surprise

    09/19/2015 10:34:48 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 45 replies
    The Stumbling Block ^ | 9/19/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    Former Senator George Mitchell famously said that,“God does not take sides in politics.” Mitchell’s observation might be about to change in the upcoming 2016 election. The highest ranking Catholic in government, Vice President Joe Biden is rumored to be considering a presidential run. The timing of his announcement is reportedly in late September. With the critical 25% swing Catholic vote at play in this election, Biden may find a powerful, and surprising ally in his presidential bid. As they say, politics make strange bedfellows, and this upcoming fall, Biden will have a powerful compadre in his presidential election bid: a...
  • Anti-Iran Deal Rally in DC (features Palin, Trump, and Cruz)

    09/07/2015 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2015 | Kevin Scholla
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced that she will appear at a rally in Washington this week protesting the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will join Palin at the event along with several politicians, broadcasters, and other leaders concerned about a deal that President Obama has secured enough support for in the Senate to stop the GOP from blocking it. “We walked away from the draft of that treaty giving a win to Iran, our sworn enemy,” said Palin. “Iran, who immediately after the deal was struck, started mocking us...
  • Fakery! Russia Has Published Books I Didn’t Write!

    08/20/2015 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Krosan · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.20.15 | Edward Lucas
    Russia Has Published Books I Didn’t Write! A dodgy imprint has compiled old material by several U.S. and British analysts, without their permission. The aim is pro-Putin spin. A new foreign-language edition is normally cause for celebration in an author’s household. But in this case the news that two books have been published under my name by the Moscow publishing house “Algoritm” has prompted puzzlement mixed with consternation. One of them is called "How the West Lost to Putin". The other is "With Putin or without him: what awaits Russia in the next 10 years". I had no idea about...
  • Report Argues That The F-35 Is Totally Inferior To Foreign Fighters

    08/12/2015 1:55:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/15 | Jonah Bennett
    A new report released by the National Security Network argues that the F-35 is ultimately inferior relative to foreign fighters and even older aircraft models in the U.S. arsenal. As the most expensive weapons program in Pentagon history, at an estimated cost of $1.4 trillion, the F-35 has attracted a significant amount of both praise and negative attention. Gen. Joseph Dunford recently stated that while he’ll consider reviewing the total number of F-35s that the DOD is planning to purchase, the overall program will be left intact, dimming the hopes of some critics who think that the program should be...
  • Globe-trotting Michelle Obama announces MORE foreign trips to promote education abroad after

    06/29/2015 10:34:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/29/15 | Staff & Alexandra Klausner
    Michelle Obama says she´ll do more foreign travel to promote education for girls in developing countries. The first lady announced a new program earlier this year to help adolescent girls improve their lives by attending and staying in school called, ´Let Girls Learn.´ She since has traveled to Japan, Cambodia and London to promote the initiative and even stopped to have tea with Prince Harry. (Photos) While in London she traveled with her daughters Malia, 16, 14-year-old Sasha and her mother, Marian Robinson. Mrs. Obama says the U.S. will continue to urge developed countries to join the effort. And when...
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat (Republicans repeal country-of-origin)

    06/11/2015 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Both have said they plan to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on American goods. The House voted 300-131 to repeal labels that tell consumers what countries the meat is from — for...
  • ‘You’re Fired – Now Train Your Much Cheaper Foreign Replacement’

    06/11/2015 6:13:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 06/10/15 | Michael Snyder
    f you were laid off from your job, would you be willing to train your replacement if your company threatened to take away your severance pay if you didn’t do it? And how would you feel if your replacement came from India, and the only reason your company was replacing you was because the foreign worker was a lot less expensive? Sadly, this is happening all over America – especially in the information technology field. Huge corporations such as Disney and Southern California Edison are coldly firing existing tech workers and filling those jobs with much cheaper foreign replacements. They...
  • Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations

    04/29/2015 2:52:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Link only - Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations
  • PolitiFact Gives Reince Priebus A Pass

    04/23/2015 3:41:38 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Last week, GOP chief weasel, Reince Priebus, was squawking about Hillary Clinton and how she allegedly gotten all this money from the kings of other countries, which would, of course, be illegal. The supposedly unbiased PolitiFact decided to look at his claims. Their findings: "Priebus said Clinton took "money from kings of Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Oman and Yemen." The monarchies of Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Oman have contributed to the Clinton Foundation, but Yemen, which does not have a king, has not.
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Iran Bill

    04/15/2015 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/15 | Elad Benari
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved, 19 to 0, legislation granting Congress a voice in negotiations on the Iran nuclear accord, The New York Times reported. The legislation will now go to the full Senate, after President Barack Obama earlier withdrew his opposition rather than face a bipartisan rebuke. Republican opponents of the nuclear agreement on the committee sided with Obama’s strongest Democratic supporters in demanding a congressional role as international negotiators work to turn this month’s nuclear framework into a final deal by June 30. The bill would mandate that the administration send the text of...
  • IT Worker Replaced by Foreign National Regrets Voting for Obama

    03/18/2015 1:04:00 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 69 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    “I’ve paid my taxes, obeyed the laws and have been a good citizen supporting the community with donations,” the former SCE worker wrote. “I voted for President Obama and was appalled that he implemented a rule change, which allows work permits to H-1B spouses. My future votes will only go to candidates that support reforms to the H-1B visa program that preserve the American worker.”
  • The Big, Fat "American Worker Recruitment First" Lie of H-1B

    03/18/2015 5:52:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | March 18, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    You've heard it from Big Government lobbyists. You've heard it from Big Business lackeys in both political parties. And you've heard it from journalists, pundits and think-tankers ad nauseam: The H-1B foreign guest worker program, they claim, requires American employers to first show that they searched for and tried to recruit American workers before tapping an ever-growing government-rigged pipeline of cheap foreign workers. The foot soldiers of the open-borders brigade are lying, deluded, ignorant or bought-off. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee brought top independent academics and informed whistleblowers to Washington to expose the truth. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Investing in a secure, stable Central America (Biden Wants a $1 billion)

    03/10/2015 8:12:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 10, 2015 | Joe Biden
    Earlier this month, I spent two days in Guatemala meeting with Central American leaders about our mutual efforts to tackle one of the most significant and urgent challenges facing the Western Hemisphere: bringing stability to this impoverished and violent region. The president and I are determined to address conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and help these countries on their path to economic prosperity. To that end, we requested $1 billion in next year’s budget to help Central America’s leaders make the difficult reforms and investments required to put the region on a more stable and sustainable path.
  • Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

    03/07/2015 4:30:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/07/15
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton defended his foundation's acceptance of donations from foreign governments on Saturday, pointing to the track record of his global philanthropy as Hillary Rodham Clinton nears an announcement on 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview at the Clinton Global Initiative University, the ex-president sought to address critics who have questioned the receipt of donations from foreign governments while the former first lady served in the State Department and after she departed in early 2013. "My theory about all of this is disclose everything and then let people make their judgments," Clinton told...
  • The Circuitous Perfection of Libertarian "Foreign Policy"

    02/26/2015 5:52:41 PM PST · by crusher · 1 replies
    swlf | today | crusher
    The Present and Future Timeline of Libertarian Foreign Policy RE: Iran I have long believed that Iran was THE problem in the Middle East, and given that they are clearly DaWon's heart throb thy are worthy of continued monitoring. Their presence on the word stage is a continued source of confusion for Libertinians who tend to fall into the pattern of thinking below. 1. All nation states are evil, in fact equally evil, so no nation state including the USA should engage in actions against other nation states like Iran (or even extra-national entities like ISIS). 2. Since all nation...
  • Exclusive: TSA Issues Secret Warning on ‘Catastrophic’ Threat to Aviation

    02/26/2015 1:02:09 PM PST · by illiac · 54 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 2/26/15 | Jana Winter
    The Transportation Security Administration said it is unlikely to detect and unable to extinguish what an FBI report called “the greatest potential incendiary threat to aviation,” according to a classified document obtained by The Intercept. Yet despite that warning, sources said TSA is not adequately preparing to respond to the threat. Thermite — a mixture of rust and aluminum powder — could be used against a commercial aircraft, TSA warned in a Dec. 2014 document, marked secret [PDF here]. “The ignition of a thermite-based incendiary device on an aircraft at altitude could result in catastrophic damage and the death of...
  • (*Crinton) Foundation got millions from foreign nations while Hillary was at State

    02/26/2015 3:16:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/15 | Meghashyam Mali
    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton was secretary of State, according to a report in the Washington Post. Officials with the foundation disclosed the donations from seven countries, including Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Algeria, Australia, Norway and the Dominican Republic, to the Post on Wednesday. The report is the latest to shine a light on the Clinton Foundation's fundraising practices, which have attracted scrutiny as Hillary Clinton prepares for a 2016 presidential bid. The foundation during Clinton's tenure was under a self-imposed ban on accepting contributions from foreign governments, meant to address concerns from the Obama...
  • Fed: Foreign banks operating in the US not currently held to same capital standards as US Banks?

    02/24/2015 9:18:50 AM PST · by 9thLife · 13 replies
    CNBC's feed ^ | 02/23/2015 | self
    The questioner (Rep. Richard Shelby, R AL) just asked Mrs. Yellen if foreign banks operating in the US were held to the same capital standards as US banks. She responded [paraphrase] that "we have asked foreign banks to create holding companies in the US to contain their US operations"...Meaning that, apparently, such banks are not held to the same capitalization standards (6 years into the Great Financial Crisis) and have therefore a competitive advantage.
  • O'Reilly feuds with Mother Jones over 'war zone' (Fox News Video)

    02/22/2015 9:47:40 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies ^ | 02/22/2015
  • NYT to Hillary: Ban foreign donors (please?)

    02/21/2015 3:37:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/20/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    The editorial board of The New York Times is urging the Clinton Foundation to ban foreign contributions ahead of Hillary Clinton's likely presidential bid. In its Friday editorial, the newspaper notes that the foundation has pulled in nearly $2 billion in cash and pledges since 2001, including millions in contributions from foreign governments. "All of which underlines the need for Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her all but certified role as a Democratic presidential candidate, to reinstate the foundation's ban against foreign contributors, who might have matters of concern to bring before a future Clinton administration," they wrote. Clinton came under...
  • 'Foreign Legion' of the Anti-ISIS Christian Militia

    02/17/2015 9:28:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 2/17/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Decked out in his US army-issued fatigues and a lip stud shining from his mouth, the young American fighter cuts an unusual figure in the northern Iraqi town of Al-Qosh. He served in the US army in Baghdad in 2006-2007 and has now returned to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group with Dwekh Nawsha, a Christian militia whose name is an Assyrian-language phrase conveying self-sacrifice, reports AFP. The 28-year-old, who goes by the pseudonym Brett, has become the figurehead of an emerging movement of foreigners coming to Iraq to support Christian groups. Bearing a tattoo of a machinegun on...
  • U.S. Estimates 20,000 Foreign Fighters Heading to Syria, Iraq

    02/10/2015 5:32:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 10, 2015
    WASHINGTON—Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern. Intelligence agencies now believe that as many as 150 Americans have tried and some have succeeded in reaching in the Syrian war zone, officials told the House Homeland Security Committee in testimony prepared for delivery on Wednesday. Some of those Americans were arrested en route, some died in the area and a small number are...
  • A vital means of reversing foreign oil dependency

    01/27/2015 9:53:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Thomas S. Mullikin
    Let’s reverse our dangerous dependency on foreign energy sources, and in-so-doing reduce the unnecessary expenditure in blood and treasure Energy – especially availability and most especially foreign oil dependency – is a huge national concern. In the aggregate, energy is perhaps the greatest of all concerns related to American national security. If we look at foreign oil dependency alone, we see that the U.S. spends hundreds of billions of dollars each year on energy imports, with much of this energy imported from Middle Eastern nations. Since there is no way to adequately determine – much less direct or demand –...
  • Chinese Hit Back Against a Foreign Intrusion: Christmas

    12/25/2014 1:08:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    There may be no exact translation for “humbug” in Chinese, but in recent days, as popular fervor for the trappings of Western-style Christmas enveloped this officially atheist nation, the defenders of traditional Chinese culture have fought back with Scrooge-like zeal. On Wednesday, university students in the central province of Hunan held an anti-Christmas pageant with banners declaring “Chinese should not celebrate foreign festivals.” Education officials in the coastal city of Wenzhou issued a decree banning the celebration of Christmas-themed events at schools. Students at a university in northwestern China were forced to endure three hours of propaganda films, including one...
  • Brilliant speech by Robert Spencer - What US foreign policy should be on combating global Jihad.

    12/21/2014 9:11:10 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    Mr. Robert Spencer at Restoration Weekend 2014, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.