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  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • Intercontinental Railroad (Gaffe repeated as talking point by Dem Rep)

    09/23/2011 8:59:11 PM PDT · by DadOfFive · 10 replies
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  • New gaffe: Obama hails America's historic building of 'the Intercontinental Railroad'

    09/23/2011 6:01:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/23/11 | Andrew Malcolm
    New gaffe: Obama hails America's historic building of 'the Intercontinental Railroad'Andrew Malcolm September 23, 2011 | 5:24 am "We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad," Barack Obama. That's what the president of the United States flat-out said Thursday during what was supposed to be a photo op to sell his jobs plan next to an allegedly deteriorating highway bridge. A railroad between continents? A railroad from, say, New York City all the way across the Atlantic to France? Now, THAT would be a bridge! It's yet another humorous gaffe by the Harvard graduate, overlooked by most media for whatever...
  • 3-6 Suicide Bombers detonate explosives inside Kabul Intercontinental Hotel

    06/28/2011 12:34:39 PM PDT · by library user · 18 replies ^ | June 28, 2011 | Staff
    Just a headline for now. AP: The Taliban claim responsibility for the attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in telephone call to the AP. Gunshots heard from inside hotel.
  • Will Washington Support Democracy in Iran?

    02/12/2005 1:49:15 PM PST · by forty_years · 15 replies · 407+ views ^ | February 12, 2005 | Michael Rubin After a first term marked by schizophrenic Iran policy initiatives, the Bush White House will soon develop a coordinated policy to promote peaceful regime change in Iran. The Bush administration is heartened by the apparent success of the Iraqi election and believes that Iranians are ready to exert their democratic rights. Bush policy is motivated by the grave and growing threat from the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program, and the realization that neither Iran nor the European Union are sincere in preventing Iran's acquisition of nuclear weaponry. The Islamic Republic's potential threat to American security emanates from Tehran's determination...
  • NYT: Price of Bush Inauguration Party Is Too Rich for Some -- Less Wealthy Fund-Raisers Feel Cost

    12/31/2004 9:04:59 AM PST · by OESY · 13 replies · 1,896+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2004 | GLEN JUSTICE
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 - Planners for President Bush's inauguration next month have scheduled a full lineup of exclusive parties and receptions for top Republican fund-raisers. But some of those V.I.P.'s say the perks come with a price tag they cannot afford. Attending the entire slate of events during the three days of inauguration festivities could easily top $10,000 in tickets and other expenses for a fund-raiser bringing a spouse or guest. Some who helped bankroll the president's campaign, particularly young fund-raisers or those participating for the first time, are looking for ways to economize or are just planning to skip...
  • Tapping the Hornet's Nest

    12/13/2004 8:40:27 AM PST · by forty_years · 2 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | December 13, 2004 | Michael Rubin
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Iran: The Invisible Revolution. During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar...
  • Rocket Damages Hotel in Kabul Where Many Foreigners Are Staying

    11/22/2003 7:40:14 PM PST · by xzins · 5 replies · 205+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 22, 2003 | Thomas Wagner
    Rocket Damages Hotel in Kabul Where Many Foreigners Are Staying By Thomas Wagner Associated Press Writer Published: Nov 22, 2003 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A powerful rocket exploded near one of Kabul's few upscale hotels on Saturday night, knocking some guests from their restaurant chairs and shattering windows across the lobby and in many bedrooms. No injuries were reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack, has raised concerns about security in Kabul, where rocket and mortar attacks have been fairly rare since the fall of the Taliban regime two years ago. Security is of concern ahead...
  • Official: NKorea Developing New Missile [Russian Sales]

    09/11/2003 1:11:57 PM PDT · by TastyManatees · 5 replies · 291+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/11/03 | George Gedda
    Official: NKorea Developing New Missile By GEORGE GEDDA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials in the Bush administration have evidence that North Korea has been using Russian technology to develop a new intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching targets in the continental United States, an administration official said Thursday. The official, asking not to be publicly identified, estimated the potential range at 9,400 miles. The distance from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to San Francisco is about 5,500 miles. In theory at least, the new missile could strike any target on U.S. soil, the official said. There had...
  • Houston: KPRC Channel 2 - Reporter Videotaping American Airlines Flight On Ground

    09/11/2002 1:08:18 PM PDT · by Illbay · 32 replies · 1,240+ views
    KPRC Channel 2 | September 11, 2002 | Self
    - "Sky Marshalls Have Subdued One or More Men On Flight"Still Trying To Figure What's Going On. This is at terminal A...