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  • WH to Trump: Consult with State before talking to foreign leaders

    12/05/2016 12:45:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/5/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest encouraged President-elect Trump on Monday to take advantage of the "expertise and advice" of career diplomats at the State Department as the controversy surrounding the incoming president's recent call to Taiwan continues to boil over. "Whenever you are talking about the president-elect interacting with foreign leaders, it's incredibly important. It has profound consequences for our country and for our national interests around the world," Earnest said in response to a reporter's question about whether Trump is "winging" his discussions with foreign leaders. "Last week, we had some conversations about a conversation the president-elect had...
  • Never-Before-Heard Tapes of Reagan Revealed

    11/10/2014 6:31:01 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | November 10. 2014 | New York Post
    President Ronald Reagan secretly recorded some of his conversations with foreign leaders, discovered author William Doyle, who shared some of these never-heard tapes exclusively with The Post. "Until now, taping was thought to have stopped in the Nixon era. I discovered that was not the case," Doyle said. The recordings from the White House Situation Room include Reagan trying to convince an intractable Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to hold off the pullout of Israeli troops from Lebanon in 1983 until Lebanese forces can replace them; the president discussing the release of Western hostages in the Middle East with Pakistani...
  • 3/11: Who Really Lied

    04/22/2007 12:33:36 PM PDT · by J Aguilar · 18 replies · 1,221+ views
    EL MUNDO - Libertad Digital ^ | 15-16 April 2007 | Libertad Digital (transl. J Aguilar)
    Terrorism is a continuation of politics by other least in some corners of this world. He transmitted the false presence of suicide terrorists[Former Interior Minister] Acebes Blames Zapatero for Spreading the “Only Confirmed Lie” of 3/11.The general secretary of the PP has pointed out directly the president of the government as responsible for the “only confirmed lie”, for the time being, of 3/11: the alleged presence of suicide terrorists [on the trains]. “Zapatero himself was the one that spread this information”, Acebes has denounced in COPE [Radio News Channel] on the basis of the revelations of EL MUNDO newspaper,...
  • U.S. senator Kerry says willing to go to Iran

    12/15/2006 3:28:58 PM PST · by Biscuit85 · 32 replies · 820+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | December 16, 2006
    CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John Kerry said on Friday he was willing to go to Tehran to talk to Iranian leaders but would not have time during his current Middle East tour. "I don't have time and we were not able to make arrangements in the short timespan we had but I would be willing to go," he told reporters in Cairo, the first stop on his tour. Asked if he planned to make a trip later, he said: "At the appropriate time, at some point." Kerry, the Democratic candidate in the U.S. presidential election in 2004, is pressing...
  • Iran: Republican losses reduce chances of clash with US

    11/09/2006 4:05:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 609+ views
    AP ^ | 11/9/2006
    Iranian opinion-makers today welcomed the resignation of the US secretary of defence and the Republican Party's losses in Congress, saying the two events could reduce the chances of a confrontation with the United States over Iran's contentious nuclear programme. The new Democratic majority in Congress will choose to negotiate with Iran, said a liberal political scientist at Tehran University. State radio was particularly sharp in its view of the ousted defence secretary, saying Donald Rumsfeld had been a "symbol of stupidity and unilateralism" and his downfall reflected "America's defeat in Iraq, the end of the era of neo-conservatives and the...
  • Foreign Leaders Shocked at Hamas Win

    01/26/2006 9:44:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 2,551+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/06 | John Leicesiter - ap
    PARIS - World leaders, uneasy at the prospect of a Hamas-led Palestinian government, immediately exerted pressure on the Islamic militants Thursday to recognize Israel and renounce violence as a precondition for support. That a group listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union and the United States won seemingly fair-and-square at the ballot box compounded the dilemma for foreign governments. While they welcomed the smooth running of the Palestinian legislative elections, the militants' stunning showing also unsettled many and threw Middle East peacemaking into turmoil. "Hamas won," said Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. "Hamas is surely not a...
  • The Terrorist Connection in the U.S.

    07/13/2005 1:36:30 PM PDT · by Zartan · 120 replies · 1,691+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2005 | Stella Jatras
    Wednesday, July 13, 2005 The Terrorist Connection in the U.S. By Stella Jatras Americans have been warned that there are still many al Qaeda "sleepers" i.e., "cells" in this country just waiting to commit another 9/11. How many of these sleepers have infiltrated the pro-KLA communities under the guise of being freedom fighters for Kosovo independence?" A recent report in The Brooklyn Connection writes, "It's common knowledge that buying weapons in the United States is surprisingly easy. But what about outfitting a foreign guerilla army? Meet Florin Krasniqi, one of the driving forces behind Kosovo's fight for independence. He lives...
  • North Korea's Pride: 'Dear Leader' makes Time's top 100 influential people list

    04/28/2005 1:03:01 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 3 replies · 1,449+ views
    East Asia Intel ^ | 04.26.05 | East Asian Intel
    North Korea's Pride: 'Dear Leader' makes Time's top 100 influential people list, April 26, 2005 North Korea's state media have said some 1,200 titles and phrases have been created by world leaders to refer to Kim Jong-Il, such as the "Guardian deity of the planet," "Sun of the 21st century," "Lode star of humanity" and "Saint of saints." Now, Pyongyang has seized upon a recent Time Magazine report to validate its claims that its enigmatic dictator is adored as the "Dear Leader" both at home and abroad. Kim is listed in the subcategory: Leaders & Revolutionaries In its April...
  • Khatami denies handshake with Israeli counterpart

    04/09/2005 2:48:36 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 483+ views
    ABC ^ | 4/9/05 | ABC
    Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has "strongly denied" Israeli media reports that he shook hands with Israeli President Moshe Katzav at Pope John Paul II's funeral, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reports. "These allegations are false like all the other allegations (by the Israeli media) and I have not had any meeting with a personality from the Zionist regime," Mr Khatami is quoted as saying. Israeli media has reported that during the requiem mass in St Peter's Square, Iranian-born Mr Katzav shook the hand of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and exchanged a few words in Persian with Mr Khatami. The...
  • Leaders Come Together at Pope's Funeral (with "caption this picture" photo)

    04/08/2005 7:05:51 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 50 replies · 2,478+ views
    AP ^ | April 8, 2005 | AIDAN LEWIS
    VATICAN CITY - Israel's president said he shook hands and chatted briefly with the leaders of the Jewish state's great enemies, Syria and Iran, during Pope John Paul II's funeral on Friday, but he cautioned against reading too much into the gestures. President Moshe Katsav said he twice greeted Syrian President Bashar Assad, who sat one row behind him during the 2 1/2 hour service, and the Iranian-born Katsav said he spoke in Farsi to Iran's President Mohammed Khatami, just two chairs away as dignitaries gathered for the funeral were seated alphabetically. "I don't think this has any diplomatic importance,"...
  • In rare trip, Taiwan's president headed to Vatican(Vatican and Italy defying China)

    04/07/2005 12:51:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 107 replies · 3,566+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 04/07/05 | Annie Huang
    In rare trip, Taiwan's president headed to Vatican By Annie Huang, Associated Press | April 7, 2005 TAIPEI -- Taiwan's leader will make an unprecedented visit to the Vatican to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral, the government said yesterday, in a move that would likely irk rival China. President Chen Shui-bian will attend the pope's funeral tomorrow, the Foreign Ministry said. It will be the first trip to Europe by a Taiwanese president, who rarely make foreign visits because of China's objections. The Vatican is Taiwan's only diplomatic ally in Europe. But under pressure from Beijing, Italy had refused...
  • Bush keeps low profile at John Paul II's funeral (A study in contrasts)

    04/08/2005 2:07:15 PM PDT · by rightalien · 49 replies · 1,505+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 08, 2005 | Bill Sammon
    ROME -- President Bush, determined not to upstage the funeral of Pope John Paul II, kept an unusually low profile in Rome yesterday, although former President Bill Clinton gave a television interview watched by millions. "He recognizes the significance of the moment," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said of Mr. Bush. "And the focus rightly should be on the Holy Father." Mr. Bush became the first president in years to conduct a full day's schedule on foreign soil without allowing a single press question, photograph or even fleeting image on videotape. His father, the first President Bush, also refrained from...
  • China spurns pope's funeral over Taiwan attendance

    04/07/2005 12:54:19 PM PDT · by bloggodocio · 13 replies · 472+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/7/05
    BEIJING, (AFP) - China said it would not send a representative to Pope John Paul II's funeral in Rome to protest the presence of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian at the event. "The Chinese side will not send a delegation to the funeral, this is my clear-cut answer," foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said. He further added that Chen's intention to attend the funeral was aimed at trying to create "two Chinas on the global stage." "Chen Shui-bian will go to the Vatican to attend the funeral of the pope, but his real purpose is to engage in secessionist activities aimed...
  • List of Dignitaries Planning to Attend Pope John Paul II's Funeral

    04/04/2005 9:37:59 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 28 replies · 830+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-04-05-05 0021EDT
    List of Dignitaries Planning to Attend Pope John Paul II's Funeral The Associated Press Published: Apr 5, 2005 Dignitaries planning to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral: ALBANIA: President Alfred Moisiu, Prime Minister Fatos Nano. ARGENTINA: Vice President Daniel Scioli, Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa. AUSTRIA: President Heinz Fischer, Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, Parliament Speaker Andreas Khol. AUSTRALIA: Gov. General Michael Jeffery. BELGIUM: King Albert II, Queen Paola, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt. BRAZIL: President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. BRITAIN: Prince Charles, Prime Minister Tony Blair. BULGARIA: President Georgi Parvanov. CANADA: Prime Minister Paul Martin. CHILE: Foreign Minister Ignacio Walker. COLOMBIA: Vice...
  • Papal funeral "guest-list" (Monarchs and elected officials)

    04/04/2005 2:47:40 PM PDT · by el_doctor2 · 69 replies · 1,589+ views
    Dignitaries planning to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral: ALBANIA: President Alfred Moisiu, Prime Minister Fatos Nano. ARGENTINA: Vice President Daniel Scioli, Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa. AUSTRIA: President Heinz Fischer, Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, Parliament Speaker Andreas Khol. BELGIUM: King Albert II, Queen Paola, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt (search). BRITAIN: Prince Charles, Prime Minister Tony Blair. BULGARIA: President Georgi Parvanov. CHILE: Foreign Minister Ignacio Walker. CZECH REPUBLIC: President Vaclav Klaus (search), Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda. ESTONIA: President Arnold Ruutel. FINLAND: Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen. FRANCE: President Jacques Chirac and his wife, Bernadette. GERMANY: Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, President Horst Koehler. HUNGARY: President...
  • Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuit:Kerry fund-raiser angered by new book on nuclear Iran

    02/23/2005 7:13:13 PM PST · by hope · 63 replies · 2,413+ views
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuitKerry fund-raiser angered by new book on nuclear Iran Posted: February 23, 20059:19 p.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2005 Picking up where he left off with best-seller "Unfit for Command," author Jerome Corsi once again is entering a maelstrom with the impending publication of a book that blows the whistle on U.S. politicians and activists allegedly on the take from Iran's radical Islamic regime. New York Daily News columnist Lloyd Grove plans to...
  • Kerry Backs Bush's $81.9 Bln War Spending Plan

    02/15/2005 2:16:27 PM PST · by redlenses · 28 replies · 661+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:43 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry, whose baffling explanation of votes on Iraq war funding hurt his 2004 White House bid, said on Tuesday he would back President Bush's new $81.9 billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan. "I think we're in a very different situation," Kerry told reporters. "I'm going to vote for this ... I think this money is important to our being successful and to the completion of the process." The Massachusetts senator, who failed in his bid to unseat Bush last November in an election focused on national security, defended his decision to not back the...
  • Chirac congratulates Bush on Iraq election (Barf Alert)

    02/01/2005 3:30:04 PM PST · by Cornpone · 21 replies · 682+ views ^ | 2 Feb 2005 |
    PARIS, Jan 31 (AFP) - The Iraqi elections showed "the strategy of terrorist groups partly failed," French President Jacques Chirac told his US counterpart George W. Bush by telephone Monday, officials in Paris said. The Sunday poll was "an important stage in the political reconstruction" of Iraq, Chirac told Bush in the 15-minute conversation, according to presidential spokesman Jerome Bonnafont. The French leader said the turnout and technical organisation of the elections was "satisfactory," he added. Between 60 and 75 percent of registered voters were estimated to have cast ballots. The result of the elections would not be known for...
  • World Leaders Praise Iraqi Poll

    01/31/2005 4:25:14 AM PST · by PopGonzalez · 18 replies · 745+ views
    BBC ^ | January 31, 2005 | BBC anonymous reporter
    World leaders praise Iraqi poll World leaders have praised the conduct of Iraq's first multi-party elections for more than 50 years. President Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair - the leaders of the two nations which led the invasion of Iraq - hailed them as a resounding success. And UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Iraqis should be encouraged to take control of their own future. After what officials said was a higher turnout than expected, the next few days will be spent counting votes. Preliminary results are expected in about six days, with a full result not due for...
  • Kerry to meet with French president

    01/13/2005 11:17:45 AM PST · by Radix · 115 replies · 2,027+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, January 13, 2005 | Associated Press
    PARIS - Sen. John Kerry [related, bio] will meet Friday with French President Jacques Chirac, U.S. and French officials said. The Massachusetts Democrat who lost the November election to incumbent President Bush [related, bio] has relatives in France and speaks French. Kerry's stop in Paris was part of a trip to Europe and the Middle East, the U.S. Embassy in Paris said Thursday. Kerry was also to meet with French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier. The senator's office in Washington did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
  • Hey Massachusetts, look what your senator is up to...

    01/08/2005 8:52:22 PM PST · by rvoitier · 86 replies · 3,387+ views
    Why is this man there and what is he doing? Isn't he supposed to be at work...ya's IN SESSION!
  • Kerry meets Assad in Damascus

    01/08/2005 12:26:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 73 replies · 1,681+ views
    AP ^ | January 8, 2005 | By ALBERT AJI
    US Senator John Kerry said Saturday after talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad he is hopeful that strained US-Syrian relations can be improved. Assad in return assured Kerry he is interested in dialogue with Washington. The former Democratic presidential candidate, who arrived in Damascus Friday, met for two hours with Assad before meeting separately with Foreign Minister Farouk a-Sharaa. The talks centered on the situation in Iraq and how to prevent militants from entering Iraq through Syria. "I think we found a great deal of areas of mutual interest, some common concerns and some possibilities for initiatives that could be...
  • World Leaders Issue Praise For Powell

    11/15/2004 9:12:27 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 6 replies · 278+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 11-16-04 | WestVirginiaRebel
    LONDON (AP)World leaders saluted Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday, with some expressing regret at the departure of a figure who had sought international consensus through his multilateralist views. All said they hoped for constructive ties with his successor.
  • Putin pleased with Bush victory

    11/11/2004 12:39:29 PM PST · by Pikamax · 6 replies · 397+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/11/04 | BBC
    Putin pleased with Bush victory Vladimir Putin (left) and George W Bush stand firm against terror Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent congratulations to George W Bush on his re-election as US President. Mr Putin said he hoped to strengthen relations between Russia and the US during Mr Bush's second term. The relationship between the two has grown since the 11 September attacks, with Russia becoming a firm partner in the fight against terror. Mr Putin wants to see "increasing bilateral co-operation in the fight against international terrorism". In his message to the president, he said: "I expect that in...
  • Chirac offers congrats to Bush

    11/09/2004 4:55:12 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies · 859+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- French President Jacques Chirac, an intractable opponent of U.S. actions in Iraq, congratulated President George Bush Tuesday on his reelection. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Bush spoke to Chirac about the importance of working together on common challenges "and he talked about how he'd continue to reach out to European friends and allies," but additional details were not disclosed. Chirac was one of eight leaders to call the president Tuesday morning. The others were the leaders of Denmark, Indonesia, Georgia, Romania, Thailand, Egypt and Slovakia. U.S.-French relations soured last year when France led international...
  • Howard refuses to congratulate Bush

    11/07/2004 8:57:00 PM PST · by Pikamax · 76 replies · 2,445+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/08/04 | Nicholas Watt
    Howard refuses to congratulate Bush Nicholas Watt, political correspondent Monday November 8, 2004 The Guardian Michael Howard deepened his feud with the White House yesterday when he pointedly refused to offer the traditional post-election congratulations to George Bush. Angered by a White House edict banning him from meeting the president - as punishment for criticising Tony Blair over Iraq - Mr Howard said it would be wrong for him to express any view on the poll. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph the arch-Atlanticist was asked whether he was pleased that a fellow rightwinger had beaten a liberal. He...
  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan calls Bush

    11/07/2004 7:48:57 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies · 350+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov. 6 | PRANAY SHARMA
    Manmohan Singh rang up US President George W. Bush last night to congratulate him on his re-election.The Prime Minister stressed his desire to work with Bush on “a robust, bilateral agenda”, adding that he wanted to strengthen Indo-US cooperation in various fields.Singh had written a congratulatory letter to Bush on Thursday, inviting him to visit India at an early date. The Prime Minister termed the proposed visit as a “milestone” in bilateral relations.Details of the telephone conversation are not known, but Singh had made it clear in his letter that his government attached a lot of importance to Washington.snipBut...
  • European Leaders Lavish President Bush With Faint Praise (Waaambulance alert!)

    11/05/2004 10:17:58 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 10 replies · 446+ views
    The Australian ^ | 11/05/04 | Peter Wilson
    European Leaders Lavish President Bush With Faint PraiseGeorge Bush's closest allies in Europe greeted his re-elections as a boost to the war on Islamic extremism but most European leaders barely managed to conceal the sense of disappointment they shared with most of the public across the continent.A few strong Bush supporters such as Italian Prime Minster Berlusconi and Russian President Vlaimir Putin expressed genuine pleasure at his victory, but leaders of other nations including Germany, France and Spain, matched their own explanations with calls for a less unilateral approach from Washington. Swedish Prime Minster said Europe would 'continue to criticize...
  • Bush re-election is good news, says Kwasniewski

    11/04/2004 10:20:00 AM PST · by anonymoussierra · 42 replies · 816+ views
    Radio Polska ^ | Radio Polska
    Democratic challenger John Kerry conceded the 2004 U.S. presidential election on Wednesday, handing George W. Bush a second term in the White House . President George W. Bush told Sen. John Kerry in a phone call on Wednesday that he was an "admirable, worthy" opponent who should be proud of the presidential campaign he ran, the White House said. Commenting the re-election Polish head of state said no change of the US policy towards Poland can be expected Aleksander Kwasniewski hailed the re-election of George W Bush as “good news for Poland” “I do not remember any former US president...
  • World Wants Changes from Bush to Open a New Era

    11/04/2004 4:17:57 PM PST · by Michael Goldsberry · 54 replies · 1,006+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Timothy Heritage -- Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders at odds with George W. Bush are hoping he will change his policies to rebuild global trust shattered by the Iraq (news - web sites) war, but his strengthened mandate means they could be the ones left making the changes. From Asia to Europe, foreign leaders mixed congratulations for Bush with calls for him to soften what they regard as U.S. unilateralism in world affairs. But foreign governments also know that Bush's defeat of Democratic challenger John Kerry (news - web sites) is likely to reinforce his belief that he got it right over Iraq...
  • World tells Bush it is ready for new beginnings, seeks broader understanding

    11/03/2004 8:15:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 615+ views
    AP ^ | 11/3/4 | JOHN LEICESTER
    PARIS -- European allies alienated by President Bush's first four years in power offered Wednesday to let bygones be bygones, saying they want to work with the new administration and seeking, right from Day 1, to get the new White House to listen more to overseas opinion. French President Jacques Chirac, in a congratulatory letter, said he hoped Bush's second term "will be the occasion for strengthening the French-American friendship." "We will be unable to find satisfying responses to the numerous challenges that confront us today without a close trans-Atlantic partnership," wrote Chirac. He addressed the letter to "Dear George."...
  • German Leader Seeks New Start From Bush (Don't Call Us, We'll Call You, Kraut!)

    11/03/2004 11:06:25 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 71 replies · 4,008+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 11/3/2004 | Geir Moulson
    German Leader Seeks New Start From Bush By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press Writer BERLIN - Germany's interior minister said it was time to put aside differences with the United States over Iraq look to the future as President Bush won a second term, but another senior official reiterated Wednesday that German troops will not join the coalition there. Ties between the two countries were strained by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's vehement opposition to last year's U.S.-led war in Iraq, although the two governments since have moved to repair relations. "America is a very important partner, if not the most important one...
  • World Leaders Come to Terms with Bush Win (should these "leaders" be on Dr. Phil or Oprah?)

    11/03/2004 1:01:32 PM PST · by everitt12 · 4 replies · 606+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 3 | Patrick Worsnip
    LONDON (Reuters) - A divided world came to terms on Wednesday with the prospect of four more years of President Bush (news - web sites), with friends hailing his re-election and critics vowing to make the best of it, especially in Iraq (news - web sites).
  • Foreign leaders ...reacting to the US presidential election as John Kerry concedes...

    11/03/2004 11:02:32 AM PST · by Robert357 · 21 replies · 1,263+ views
    BBC Word News ^ | Nov. 3, 2004 | BBC News
    Foreign leaders have been reacting to the US presidential election as John Kerry concedes the election to President George W Bush. Romano Prodi, European Commission President My warm congratulations to President Bush on his re-election after a difficult ballot, whose outcome was far from sure. As the country's leader in the most dramatic time of its history, he has had to deal with the horrifying onslaught of terrorism. I hope his second term will see the United States and the whole world enjoy the political stabilisation and the guarantee of collective security we have all done our utmost to ensure....
  • Bush friends Putin and Berlusconi together on US election night

    11/02/2004 10:52:43 AM PST · by Destro · 18 replies · 220+ views ^ | 11/2/2004 | AFP
    Bush friends Putin and Berlusconi together on US election night AFP: 11/2/2004 MOSCOW, Nov 2 (AFP) - Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi, close allies and unabashed backers of President George W. Bush, get together late Tuesday in Russia where they will watch the US vote unfold and prepare a Russia-Italy summit. Berlusconi was scheduled to go to Putin's country residence shortly after his arrival in Moscow and a source close to the Kremlin said the two men would "certainly" take a look at US election reports during their informal talks.
  • A Kerry Endorsement (Bin Laden)(from Investors Business Daily)

    11/01/2004 7:41:58 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 21 replies · 723+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Nov. 1, 2004 | IBD Editorial
    But what else can we say about bin Laden's man in this election? That's right: Kerry is bin Laden's choice. No, the mass murderer didn't come right out and endorse the Massachusetts senator. But there's little doubt how he leans. According to a translation of the tape by the Middle East Media Research Institute, bin Laden warned that any state in the U.S. that "white thug" Bush carries on Tuesday will in effect have chosen to fight bin Laden's al-Qaida. "We will consider it an enemy to us," says MEMRI's translation, while "any state that will vote against Bush, it...
  • Australian Leader Chided for Backing Bush (11/1/04)

    11/01/2004 5:09:11 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 21 replies · 187+ views
    CANBERRA, Australia Nov 1, 2004 — Prime Minister John Howard came under fire from the opposition and from one of John Kerry's key advisers Monday after publicly supporting President Bush for re-election. Howard, who was re-elected at Oct. 9 elections despite taking the unpopular decision to send 2,000 troops to join the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, last week said, "I hope he (Bush) wins." Kurt Campbell, a senior adviser to Kerry, criticized Howard, saying Australians had accused Bush of interfering in domestic politics when he denounced as dangerous the opposition Labor Party's election pledge to withdraw Australian troops from Iraq if it...
  • Kerry's man tells PM: mind your manners

    10/31/2004 10:27:27 AM PST · by NCjim · 33 replies · 1,125+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 1, 2004 | Peter Hartcher
    An adviser to the Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry has criticised John Howard for publicly wishing for victory for George Bush in this week's election. The Prime Minister last week said of the US President: "I hope he wins." A senior defence official in the Clinton administration and prospective senior official in a Kerry administration, Kurt Campbell, said this was "a little inappropriate". Dr Campbell told the Herald: "I remember when Australians thought there was too much playing of politics here, when the Bush Administration was talking about Australian politics. "I would remind Australians that the same applies at home....
  • Osama bin Laden Endorses John Kerry (TinFoil Hat Alert)

    10/30/2004 7:10:58 AM PDT · by M 91 u2 K · 14 replies · 622+ views
    Save the Males ^ | 10/30/04 | Henry Makow Ph.D.
    Osama bin Laden Endorses John Kerry By Henry Makow Ph.D. October 30, 2004 On Friday, terrorist bogeyman Osama Bin Laden released a video that successfully ridiculed George W. Bush. Coming just four days before the Presidential election, that's awfully suspicious. Bin Laden implied that he could work with John Kerry. Furthermore he exposed himself as a CIA / MI-6 Illuminati asset by taking responsibility for 9-11 and praising Mohamed Atta as the "overall commander." I am confining myself to the excerpts cited by Al Jazeera, which broadcast the Bin Laden video. Here is how Bin Laden ridicules Bush: "It never...
  • Bin Laden Endorses Kerry

    10/29/2004 3:15:34 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 1,373+ views
    10/29/04 | TC
    Your a voter, any voter, representing any party. What are the chances you are not familiar with bin Laden? I made the effort/wasted my time checking the two most widely recognized liberal media publications and found numerous stories this week alone concerning bin Laden. Many discuss his endorsement of Kerry. From the first light of the first campaign day Kerry has whined about the fact that bin Laden continues to run free. In his opinion, Saddam was dessert and bin Laden was the main course. He has maintained that Bush's "outsourcing" of the capture of our number one terrorist was...
  • Blair Admits-Yes, I've Met Kerry

    10/26/2004 7:22:01 PM PDT · by sosoon · 47 replies · 1,501+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 10/27/2004 | Tom Baldwin
    Blair admits – yes, I’ve met Kerry AFTER months of embarrassed silence over links with US Democrats, Downing Street finally admitted yesterday that Tony Blair had twice met John Kerry, who is challenging the Prime Minister’s war ally President Bush for the Oval Office. The disclosure suggests that Mr Blair may be hedging his bets on the outcome of the US elections. Previously the Government has raised no objection to claims, repeated on both sides of the Atlantic, that Mr Blair had “never met” the Democratic presidential candidate. Attempts to arrange formal talks during the Prime Minister’s visit to Washington...
  • Kerry’s International Meeting Of Mystery

    10/25/2004 10:38:49 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 916+ views
    KERRY’S INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF MYSTERYMystery Solved: Despite International Man Of Mystery’s Repeated Claims, Foreign Diplomats Don’t Recall Meeting_________________________________________________________________KERRY CLAIMS HE MET WITH SECURITY COUNCIL:“I met with the Security Council of the United Nations in the week proceeding the [use of force] vote in the Senate.”  (Sen. John Kerry, Remarks To ‘UNITY: Journalists Of Color’ Conference, Washington, DC, 8/5/04)IN FACT, “NO SUCH MEETING … EVER OCCURRED”: “An investigation by The Washington Times reveals that while the candidate did talk for an unspecified period to at least a few members of the panel, no such meeting, as described by Mr. Kerry on...
  • Putin endorses Bush and sets the stage for a new game (try to ignore the snide remarks)

    10/24/2004 2:09:20 PM PDT · by jb6 · 2 replies · 535+ views
    Russia Journal ^ | October 20, 2004 | Ajay Goyal
    MOSCOW - The thing about chess games is, you have to start them from scratch to have your own chance of winning them. Of course, you can carry a game already started by someone else if you are confident the stage is all set for a checkmate. But what player in his right mind would take up a position that someone else left in the lurch? When George W Bush’s father was President of the United States, he sent U.S. troops into Somalia after he had lost the election to Bill Clinton. He also left for his successor other expensive...
  • Italian PM (Berlusconi) and Putin back Bush

    10/23/2004 2:27:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 517+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 23, 2004 | NY Daily News
    John Kerry famously said that foreign leaders wanted him to win, but it is President Bush who is getting the overseas endorsements. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said yesterday, "We hope and believe that the next President will again be Bush." On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that a Bush defeat "could lead to the spread of terrorism to other parts of the world."
  • Italy's Berlusconi Says Hopes Bush Wins U.S. Election

    10/22/2004 2:39:46 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 31 replies · 1,028+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 22, 2004 | Yahoo! News
    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday he hoped incumbent President Bush would win the Nov. 2 election against his Democratic rival John Kerry. "We hope and believe that the next president will again be Bush," Berlusconi told reporters during campaigning for Italian local elections on the island of Ischia, in southern Italy. Despite rooting for Bush, Berlusconi added that whoever wins the election "we are loyal allies of the United States and we will continue in our policy of friendship." Italy is one of Washington's closest European allies in its war on terror. The country has around 2,700...
  • George Bush as Manna From Heaven

    10/21/2004 6:52:59 PM PDT · by kddid · 3 replies · 400+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | October 22, 2004 | Alexei Bayer
    You don't often see Russia's political leaders endorse American presidents, certainly not conservative Republicans. But Vladimir Putin's recent comments at a news conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, amount to a ringing endorsement of U.S. President George W. Bush. Moreover, by declaring that terrorists in Iraq are directing their attacks personally against Bush and that their goal is to prevent his re-election, Putin clearly played into the hands of the Bush campaign. The American incumbent's central message has been that he is the best man to make the world, and the United States, safe from terror. This wasn't the first time the...
  • Iran backs Bush for re-election

    10/20/2004 1:12:30 PM PDT · by Dubya · 19 replies · 700+ views
    starnewsonline ^ | Oct 20, 2004 | From wire service reports
    AROUND THE WORLD Iran backs Bush for re-election TEHRAN, IRAN - The head of Iran’s security council said Tuesday that the re-election of President Bush was in Tehran’s best interests, despite the administration’s axis of evil label, accusations that Iran harbors al-Qaeda terrorists and threats of sanctions over the country’s nuclear ambitions. Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran’s top security decision-making body. "We haven’t seen anything good from Democrats," Mr. Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent decades, saw Iran openly...
  • Bush win helps war on terror: Aussie PM ("Bush has given great leadership to the world")

    10/19/2004 2:47:04 PM PDT · by Mark Felton · 46 replies · 1,694+ views
    AAP ^ | 10/19/04 | AAP
    THE re-election of US President George W Bush would help in the war on terror, Prime Minister John Howard said last night. Mr Howard, fresh from talks with Indonesian president-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said he was hopeful Mr Bush would win his race against Democrat challenger John Kerry. "I wish him well and I hope he gets re-elected," he told reporters. "I certainly think George Bush has given great leadership to the world fight against terrorism. I think he's been a very strong leader in that fight. "I hope he wins."

    10/19/2004 1:41:54 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 76 replies · 2,639+ views
    Yahoooo via AP ^ | 10/19/04 | Ali Akbar Dareini
    TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's security council said on Tuesday the re-election of President Bush (news - web sites) was in Tehran's best interests, despite the administration's axis of evil label, accusations that Iran harbors al-Qaida terrorists and threats of sanctions over the country's nuclear ambitions. Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body. "We haven't seen anything good from Democrats," Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent decades, saw Iran openly supporting one U.S. presidential candidate...
  • Yasser Arafat endorses Kerry

    10/18/2004 7:40:53 PM PDT · by 2ThumbsUp · 31 replies · 1,646+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 18, 2004 | Aaron Klein
    WorldNetDaily: Yasser Arafat endorses Kerry This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Monday, October 18, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION DAY Yasser Arafat endorses Kerry Thinks Democratic senator 'better for Palestinian cause' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: October 18, 2004 8:35 p.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2004 Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat is hoping John Kerry wins the presidential election in November, several Palestinian leaders told WorldNetDaily. Arafat deputy and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told WND in an exclusive interview that while "we do not involve ourselves...