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  • Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens

    04/03/2016 1:20:59 PM PDT · by NCjim · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | April 3, 2016 | Richard Bilton
    A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax. The company says it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years and has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing. The documents show links to 72 current or former heads of state in the data, including dictators accused of looting their own countries. Gerard Ryle, director of the...
  • Greg Craig, ex-Obama White House counsel, indicted for alleged false statements (Ukraine)

    04/11/2019 11:52:25 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2019
    Greg Craig, who once served as White House counsel for then-President Barack Obama, was indicted Thursday for alleged false statements in connection with his work on behalf of Ukraine. The Washington-based lawyer was indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for allegedly falsifying and concealing “material facts” and making false statements to the unit responsible for enforcing foreign lobbying laws.
  • A Bush aide's blunt words(Al Gore is a "mad dog" known to "foam at the mouth")

    06/14/2006 6:42:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 53 replies · 2,461+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/13/06 | Peter Baker
    A Bush aide's blunt words New adviser pulled no punches in his magazine pieces By Peter Baker Updated: 5:39 a.m. ET June 13, 2006 WASHINGTON - Bill Clinton is a "virtuoso deceiver" and Hillary Rodham Clinton a "true chameleon" guilty of "self-serving behavior, comparative radicalism, and dubious personal morality." Al Gore is a "mad dog" known to "foam at the mouth." John McCain is given to "showboating." And Jacques Chirac, Nelson Mandela, Gerhard Schroeder and Kofi Annan are all "feckless fools." Says who? President Bush's new chief domestic policy adviser. While most White House aides carefully trim their public commentary,...
  • On the Passing of Kofi Annan

    08/19/2018 5:21:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-19-18 | MOTUS
    God forgive me, but on hearing about the passing of Kofi Annan all I could think of was my favorite breakfast: Covfefe and Kouign Amman Black Covfefe and Kouign Amman. That’s how my brain works before covfefe.In case you’re not familiar with this hard to pronounce (kween-a-mon) pastry it’s a Belgian “cake” comprised of nothing more than buttery pastry layered with sugar that caramelizes to a lacquer coating in the oven. Often described as a cross between a croissant and brioche,I’d say it’s more like a puffy version of a palmier.French palmierEat the first KA at your own peril as...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/18/2018 8:09:45 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's word from the war Saudi Arabia is conducting in Yemen against the Houthis who heavily populate the northern part of the country and are supported by Iran. A bomb supplied by the United States was used in an air attack on a school bus recently that killed 51 people including 40 children. It was a laser guided Mk 82 bomb manufactured by defense contractor Lockheed Martin according to the lettering on it. This news report has political overtones since CNN is behind it noting that former President Barack Obama banned the sale of these kind of bombs after an...
  • Kofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

    08/18/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 18, 2018 | ALAN COWELL
    Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80. His death, after a short illness, was confirmed by his family in a statement from the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is based in Switzerland. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he was the first black African to head the United Nations, and led the organization for two successive five-year...
  • Former UN Secretary General Says Trump Will 'Fail'—Faces 'Reality Therapy'

    03/31/2017 10:53:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 31, 2017 | 4:16 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    President Trump may have short-term successes but will ultimately fail, and “reality therapy” — including checks and balances in the U.S. system — will make him realize that “things are not as simple” as they appear, former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan said this week. Speaking Tuesday at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, an annual event held in Brussels, Annan was answering a moderator’s questions about Trump’s executive order reversing the Obama administration’s environmental regulations. British journalist and BBC “HARDtalk” presenter Stephen Sackur asked Annan whether it matters that the leader of the world’s most powerful economy is saying...
  • Jimmy Carter resigns from Elders

    05/27/2016 2:10:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Former President Jimmy Carter is resigning from his prominent role in the Elders, the international NGO announced Wednesday. The 91-year-old, who had played a large part of the group since its founding in 2007, announced in March that he no longer needed treatment for cancer, less than seven months after publicly revealing that doctors had found melanoma that had spread to his brain. Story Continued Below “From the Middle East to climate change, women’s rights to superpower diplomacy, Jimmy has brought the gravitas of his Presidential office but also the passion of an activist who believes the world can, and...
  • Blumenthal Emailed Hillary About ‘Setting Up Secret Channels Between Insurgents And Governments’

    10/31/2015 5:58:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that Hillary Clintons longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reached out to her on behalf of a former United Kingdom diplomat who was interested in setting up secret channels between insurgents and governments. Clinton was receptive to the idea which came via Blumenthal from Jonathan Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blairs chief of staff. (Quote) Hillary, Jonathan Powell has launched a new NGO that has already initiated some very interesting work below the radar, (Unquote) Blumenthal wrote in the March 18, 2012 email. (Quote)Sid We are trying to replicate what we did...
  • Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming

    05/05/2015 7:19:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Michael Bastasch
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants you to eat more insects. Why? It’s better for the environment and your health, he argues. “Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan told The Guardian Sunday. “And of course there are alternative sources of protein. For example, raising insects as an animal protein source,” Annan said. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat. They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world.”
  • Settlers clash with US consulate security near West Bank outpost

    01/02/2015 9:29:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    ynet ^ | 1/2/2015 | Elior Levy
    A confrontation broke out between security personnel from the American consulate and settlers from the Adei Ad outpost in the West Bank on Friday, after settlers hurled stones at two vehicles from the consulate. According to both Palestinian and settler sources, the American security guards drew their weapons at the settlers. A preliminary police investigation of the clashes between American security personnel and Israeli settlers discovered the consulate employees had arrived at the Adei Ad outpost in Samaria without coordination with the appropriate defense officials. An official from the village of Turmus Ayya, near the scene of the incident, said...
  • Israel Police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

    01/03/2015 3:03:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/2/2015 | AP Via Fox News
    Jerusalem - Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses say. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that a small number of settlers threw rocks at officials who had come to an area near the Jewish settlement outpost of Adi Ad in two consular vehicles to look into Palestinian claims that settlers uprooted scores of Palestinian olive trees the day before. He said that after the rock barrage began, the vehicles left the area,...
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 51 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • UN official: Syria aims heavy weapons at UN staff

    06/07/2012 9:03:16 PM PDT · by bd476 · 53 replies
    Excerpted Associated Press via Google ^ | June 7, 2012 | By EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official says U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that U.N. patrols in Syria are being deliberately targeted with heavy weapons and armor-piercing ammunition. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because Thursday's council meeting was private, said Ban also reported repeated instances of firing close to U.N. patrols, apparently to force them to withdraw. The official said Ban listed several incidents, including one in a town near Homs, where a heavy weapon round landed 150 meters (yards) from a patrol that was going to meet an opposition contact. Later, the patrol...
  • Democrats Outraged as Grassley Calls Obama ‘Stupid’

    04/10/2012 12:36:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 54 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09 Apr 2012 | Martin Gould
    Democrats have hit back at veteran GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley for calling President Barack Obama “stupid” in a weekend Twitter message. “Ive know @ChuckGrassley a long time. I am saddened he would embarrass himself like today with his comments about the President,” Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, tweeted. Meanwhile White House senior adviser David Axelrod said, “Heads up, Sen. Grassley. I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!” ABC News reported. But the senior senator from Iowa was unrepentant. “In his Tweet on Saturday, Sen. Grassley said that it doesn’t speak...
  • Annan ends Syria visit with no clear progress

    03/12/2012 12:13:55 AM PDT · by U-238 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/2012 | Dominic Evans
    U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has ended talks with President Bashar al-Assad and left Syria with little sign of progress on halting the country's growing political bloodshed. "I am optimistic for several reasons," Annan said in Damascus on Sunday. "The situation is so bad and so dangerous that all of us cannot afford to fail." There was no clear response from Assad to Annan's "concrete proposals" for a ceasefire, dialogue and humanitarian aid. Assad told Annan opposition "terrorists" were blocking any political solution. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York on...
  • There They Go Again, Those Arab Racists

    11/17/2006 5:18:23 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 19 replies · 644+ views
    Arutz Sheva website ^ | Jul 15, '04 / 26 Tammuz 5764 | by Ariel Natan Pasko
    There they go again. The story is so old already. Arab militia or Arab army or Arab terrorist attacks non-Arab. Or was that Muslim fanatic attacks non-Muslim? This time, it's happening in Sudan. While we're sitting and talking, probably a few hundred more black Africans in Sudan have starved to death, or been brutally killed, raped, enslaved, or simply pushed off their land by 7th century Arab imperialist invaders, or more rightly "Arab settlers". Oh yes, that's right. "Arab settlers". Like the ones Saddam Hussein brought into Kurdistan - i.e., the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq - in the 1970s...
  • African countries should refuse to pay debts - UN adviser

    07/06/2004 8:06:27 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 1,654+ views
    AP ^ | July 7, 2004
    A top economic adviser to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told African countries yesterday to refuse to pay their huge debts if rich countries did not cancel them. American economist Jeffrey Sachs made the comment to a conference on hunger on the eve of a summit of the heads of state of the African Union, which estimates sub-Saharan Africa has foreign debts of $US201 billion ($283 billion). "The time has come to end this charade. The debts are unaffordable," said Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to Annan on global anti-poverty targets. "If they won't...
  • Kofi Annan hits at west over Libya

    05/19/2011 7:13:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Friday, May 13, 2011 | Alec Russell in Geneva
    Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who has been courted by Muammer Gaddafi as a possible mediator in Libya, has criticised the leaders of the western coalition for complicating the chances of a settlement by demanding the dictator step down. Mr Annan said Britain, the US and France were right to intervene to stop Colonel Gaddafi's tanks moving into the rebel-held eastern city of Benghazi. He also said that the Libyan dictator "eventually, probably . . . will have to go". But he believes the coalition's calls for the end of Col Gaddafi's 41-year rule have inhibited the chances of...
  • State Department snubs the Elders ( Jimmy Carter and )

    05/17/2011 6:59:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY ^ | May 17, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari were hoping to visit the State Department this week to brief officials on their recent trip to North Korea, but nobody at the State Department was available to meet with them. Carter and Ahtisaari, both Nobel Peace Prize laureates, had been eager to give their readout of their meetings in North Korea April 26 and 27 to U.S. officials and press their case for a resumption of food aid to the Hermit Kingdom. The two are members of the Elders, a group of senior figures who have been informally engaging...