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  • Economics of Peace

    09/24/2012 6:02:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    How would a free market entrepreneur approach Afghan foreign policy? After all, our politicians seem incompetent on foreign policy given the soaring suicide rate among active duty U.S. military personnel, increasing insider attacks against NATO troops by our Afghan “allies” and numerous civilian casualties. Capitalists have historically opposed war and embraced production as a means to freedom, prosperity and national security. So, it surprises me when self-described fiscal conservatives embrace a foreign policy of military interventionism. Indeed, George W. Bush opposed nation-building when he ran for president in 2001; he maintained that military interventionism neither fosters freedom abroad nor...
  • Al-Qaida assassins after Gadhafi: Intel suggests dictators's sudden cooperation due to holy war

    12/25/2003 6:43:16 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 197+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, Christmas Day, 2003
    Al-Qaida assassins after GadhafiIntelligence suggests Libyan dictator's sudden cooperation due to holy war Posted: December 24, 20035:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Canadian intelligence suggests al-Qaida-backed militants in Libya want to assassinate Col. Moammar Gadhafi, possibly shedding light on the dictator's sudden efforts to cozy up to the West. Libyan President Col. Moammar Gadhafi (Courtesy: Sky News) Citing a Canadian Security Intelligence Service, or CSIS, report, The National Post reports the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, is waging holy war against Gadhafi in an effort to establish an Islamic state in Libya. "In order to achieve their goals, the LIFG has...
  • Iraq aims to unite with new flag and anthem

    09/22/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12
    In a move aimed at providing unity in a country plagued with decades of conflict and civil unrest, Iraq is seeking to replace its flag and national anthem. "We are determined to finish the new flag and anthem this year, in this legislative session," MP Ali Shlah, the chairman of parliament's culture and media commission, told AFP. Shlah said a new anthem and flag "will be a unifying factor" for Iraqis...
  • Highland Park man charged with Taliban weapons deal

    02/19/2011 1:13:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2011 | Sue Ter Maat and Erika Slife
    A 52-year-old Highland Park father is one of two U.S. citizens charged with agreeing to sell missiles and other weapons to the Taliban for their use against American troops in Afghanistan, according to a complaint unsealed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan last week. Oded Orbach, born in Israel, was among seven men arrested in an international sting operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Paid informants posing as Taliban representatives conspired with the men to ship narcotics through West Africa — with a portion intended for the United States — and to use the proceeds to buy weapons for protecting Taliban-owned...
  • US EMBASSY IN PAKISTAN UNDER SIEGE

    09/20/2012 8:49:55 AM PDT · by yoe · 30 replies
    Drudge ^ | September 20, 2012 | Various "reporters"
    IRAN: Hundreds chant 'Death to France,' 'Down with the U.S.'...IRAQ: PM condemns U.S. over YOUTUBE anti-Islam film...INDONESIA: U.S. consulate shut for second day amid protests...AFGHANISTAN: Hundreds chant anti-American slogans...(US EMBASSY IN PAKISTAN UNDER SIEGE)
  • Exclusive: Western report - Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq

    09/19/2012 4:35:49 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 19, 2012 | Louis Charbonneau
    Iran has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across Iraqi airspace to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against his government, according to a Western intelligence report seen by Reuters. Earlier this month, U.S. officials said they were questioning Iraq about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying arms to Assad, a staunch Iranian ally. On Wednesday, U.S. Senator John Kerry threatened to review U.S. aid to Baghdad if it does not halt such overflights. Iraq says it does not allow the passage of...
  • OBAMA AND IRAN'S URANIUM

    09/17/2012 1:51:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    Breitbart - Big Peace ^ | 9-17-2012 | William Bigelow
    OBAMA AND IRAN'S URANIUM William Bigelow It seems as if the Obama Administration’s animus toward Israel and its plans for Israel’s destruction are moving swiftly toward completion. ....snip... Step Three: Obama's has armed Iraq with 36 new US F-16I Block 52 interceptor combat aircraft. Because Obama retreated in Iraq, President al Maliki, a Shiite sympathetic to Iran, now rules Iraq. Obama has even expedited delivering 18 F16IQs to Iraq at the start of 2013. And here’s the kicker: a WikiLeak document claimed that "Iran has assassinated 180 Iraqi pilots." This paves the way for al-Maliki to form a fully Shiite...
  • Archbishop (gently) corrects pope on Arab Spring [BXVI: "the Arab Spring is a positive thing."]

    09/16/2012 8:02:01 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Sep. 15, 2012 | JOHN L. ALLEN JR.
    It’s not often during a papal trip that a Catholic bishop and one of the pope’s official hosts actually corrects the boss, or at least strikes a slightly different note, but it happened Saturday night to Benedict XVI in Lebanon vis-ŕ-vis the most important movement in this part of the world, the “Arab Spring.” Last night, Benedict visited the headquarters of the Maronite church, by far the largest of the seven Catholic churches in the country, to celebrate a youth rally that drew an estimated 20,000 young Lebanese, mostly Catholics but with some Muslims in the crowd as well. Prior...
  • Saddam Lookalike Attacked & Almost Kidnapped & Forced To Impersonate Dictator In Porn Film

    09/14/2012 9:02:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2012 | Rebecca Seales
    Saddam lookalike attacked by gang who tried to kidnap him and force him to impersonate the dictator in porn film An Egyptian Saddam Hussein lookalike claims an Iraqi gang tried to kidnap him and force him to make a pornographic film impersonating the late dictator. Mohamed Bishr, who comes from Alexandria, said the group hoped to sell their video as exclusive erotic footage of the former leader. He claims the gang beat him severely when he refused to go along with the plan, despite being offered $333,000 (Ł205,000). The devout Muslim says the gang made threatening phone calls saying they...
  • Violent Muslim protests rage, spread to Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, ... (10 countries+)

    09/13/2012 2:42:20 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 35 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/13/2012 | Pam Geller
    Outside the US Embassy in Yemen Apparently, the NY Times is smoking the same doobie as the President:"Protests Stir Fears for Arab Spring." What bloody Arab Spring? It's the global jihad, quislings; it's been the global jihad all along. Turmoil Spreads to US Embassy in Yemen New York Times Rage at the embassies: Protests swell [Muslims] inIsrael, Yemen, Iran, Egypt CNN Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen USA TODAY Yemen Protests: Demonstrators Angered By Anti-Islam Film Storm ... Huffington Post Tunisia Casablanca, Morocco The enemedia is twisting itself into ridiculous and embarassing knots to hang it all onto the "youtube"...
  • Iran Eyes Afghanistan: Iranians planning to fill U.S. vacuum after pullout

    09/13/2012 2:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 12, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    Iran is hoping to increase its presence in Afghanistan after American and foreign troops “pull out” of the battle-weary country, according to Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi. Iran is hoping to extend “aid and assistance” to Afghanistan, including providing help with “the construction of infrastructure projects,” Salehi said this week, according to Iran’s Fars News Agency. The remarks make it clear that Iran is continuing to flex its political muscle in the region as Western forces depart Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. experts have expressed concerns about reports that Iran has clandestinely increased its military presence in Iraq by establishing...
  • Stephens: Eric Holder's Gritted Teeth (Calls Off Investigation into CIA "Torture")

    09/11/2012 2:46:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/10/2012 | Brett Stephens
    It must be tough on the left, not being able to trash John Durham. Mr. Durham, recall, is the special prosecutor appointed in 2008 by then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate allegations that the CIA had illegally destroyed videotapes of CIA detainee interrogations. The prosecutor's mandate was expanded in 2009 by current Attorney General Eric Holder to look into allegations that CIA officers and contractors had abused and, in some cases, tortured and killed, as many as 101 detainees thought to have been in U.S. custody. [....] What followed was an investigation that led to one exoneration after another. No...
  • Sectarian fury, Syrian turmoil pressure Iraq's Maliki

    09/10/2012 4:00:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, September 10, 2012 | Patrick Markey
    A fugitive vice president condemned to death and rallying opposition to Iraq's "sectarian" prime minister, fresh bloodshed in the streets and the entire Middle East divided by religion over the war across the border in Syria - Nuri al-Maliki has no easy task in holding his government, and his nation, together. The Iraqi premier was denounced on Monday by Sunni Muslim Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi as a conspirator and oppressor, in league with fellow Shi'ites in Iran and driven by religious hatred to engineer the death sentence handed down on Hashemi on Sunday for murders committed by sectarian death squads....
  • Qaeda claims 131 attacks in Iraq

    09/09/2012 1:07:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    AFP ^ | September 8, 2012
    Al-Qaeda's front group, the Islamic State of Iraq, said it carried out 131 attacks in the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. ... Violence often rises during Ramadan in Iraq because "radicalized terrorists are often more intent on conducting these [suicide attacks]... because it is a period associated with martyrdom
  • Action Alert: Chapel Hill NC Recruiting Station Vandalism Threat 11/15

    11/13/2007 8:40:17 AM PST · by gtoast99 · 33 replies · 511+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | Orange Co. NC GoE Coordinator
    UNC Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is sponsering a protest march from "the pit" on campus to the local Chapel Hill Recruiting Center, downtown. They promise it will end in "creative action" at the recruiting center. SDS pagePrevious "creative action" has resulted in three paint vandalism attacks on military facilities in Chapel Hill in the last year, once at the ROTC office and twice on this very recruiting station. ROTC attack pics recruiting station attackFurthermore, the rally is organized by Kosta Harlan, notable for his article "The Iraqi Resistance is Just, and Should be Supported" in which he brags...
  • Chavez: American man detained in Venezuela

    08/09/2012 8:07:14 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 9, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez announced Thursday that Venezuelan security forces have arrested a U.S. citizen and suspect he is a mercenary who could be involved in an alleged plot to destabilize the country if the opposition's candidate loses the upcoming presidential election. Chavez said the Hispanic man was detained Aug. 4 while crossing into Venezuela from Colombia. The president said the man was carrying a U.S. passport with entrance and exit stamps from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya as well as a notebook containing geographical coordinates. The man's identity was not released. Chavez did not say...
  • Girl spent 8 hours beneath bodies in French Alps (update to yesterday's story)

    09/06/2012 3:43:59 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    Immobilized with fear, a 4-year-old British girl huddled for eight hours beneath the legs of her slain mother in the back of a car filled with corpses on a remote Alpine road — all while French investigators stood nearby, unaware the girl was there.
  • Iraqi leader to Obama: ‘Why did you leave Iraq to Iran?’

    09/06/2012 4:13:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-6-12 | Jill Gregorie
    President Barack Obama is expected to tout the end of American military involvement in Iraq during his Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention, but a prominent tribal leader who helped end the Iraq War is now asking Obama, “Why did you leave Iraq to Iran?” Eli Lake of The Daily Beast reports that Ahmad Abu-Risha, a member of the coalition of Sunni Arab tribal leaders opposed to al-Qaida that helped turn the tide in Iraq, is displeased that the U.S. has broken off communications after pulling out troops in December 2011. During the troop surge of 2007, the...
  • Young Iraqis face religious fashion crackdown

    09/03/2012 7:45:17 AM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    CBS news ^ | 30 August 2012 | Sameer N Yacoub
    For much of Iraq's youth, sporting blingy makeup, slicked-up hair and skintight jeans is just part of living the teenage dream. But for their elders, it's a nightmare. A new culture rift is emerging in Iraq, as young women replace shapeless cover-ups with ankle-baring skirts and tight blouses, while men strut around in revealing slacks and spiky haircuts. The relatively skimpy styles have prompted Islamic clerics in at least two Iraqi cities to mobilize the "fashion police" in the name of protecting religious values... This is a conflict playing out across the Arab world, where conservative Islamic societies grapple with...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...