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  • Muslims Blame Malaysian Tornado on Petting Dogs, Call for Stoning Dog Lover

    10/24/2014 2:21:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslims and non-Muslims animal lovers attend the ‘I wanna to touch a dog’ event in Central Park, Bandar Utama, October 19, 2014. — Picture by Choo Choy MayIf it’s not Cartoonophobia, it’s Gynophobia. And if it’s not Gynophobia, it’s Judeophobia. And if it’s not Judeophobia, it’s Christophobia. And if it’s not that, then it’s Dogophobia.Moderate Muslim Malaysia is now being torn apart by controversy over petting dogs. Since it’s a moderate Muslim country, no one has been stoned to death.Yet. More than 1,000 people attended the “I Want to Touch a Dog” event in the affluent Bandar Utama neighborhood...
  • New Iraqi Defense Minister Warns Kurds

    10/19/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    BasNews ^ | October 19, 2014 | unattributed
    New Iraqi defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi has delivered his first official speech, insisting that the Kurdistan Region must hand back terrorists that have been living in the KRI. Al-Obeidi is a Sunni, was approved as the new Iraqi defense minister along with Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, a Shia, who was appointed interior minister. The Kurdistan Region should hand back criminals who have been charged with terrorist acts to the federal government, so they can face justice, said Al-Obeidi. The Kurdistan Region security forces and Iraqi police should arrest all those criminals, as they are threats to the security and stability of...
  • Egypt, the divine surprise in 2014 (Cairo wants French weapons)

    10/17/2014 12:36:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    La Tribune, France ^ | 10/16/2014 | Michel Cabirol
    Manufacturers of French arms are back in Cairo The Tribune offers a series of new industrial land conquest of French armaments. Egypt, which has offered this year for four corvettes 1 billion euros, shows again interested in the Rafale. Egypt and God will surprise to the French armament industry in 2014 in the absence yet of major contracts signed by more traditional customers in France (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia .. .) For DCNS scored a real coup in Egypt thanks to a very efficient commercial "raid". In less than six months, the naval group sold in Cairo four corvettes...
  • Russia-Egypt Arms Deal: Major Breakthrough as US Middle East Policy Faces Another Set Back

    09/23/2014 9:33:08 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | 21.09.2014 | 00:02
    Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on August 12, 2014. It was his first official visit to the Russian Federation as President. And Vladimir Putin was the first leader to invite him for a visit outside the Arab world since his swearing-in as head of state. The agenda included introduction to a selection of Russian military hardware for sale. (1) The two leaders agreed to expand cooperation in the field of arms exports to Egypt in addition to studying the establishment of a logistics center Masri on the Black...
  • Malaysian Man Imprisoned for Insulting Ramadan on Facebook

    09/10/2014 1:50:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 9/10/2014, 6:46 AM | Ben Ariel
    A Malaysian man on Tuesday was sentenced to one year in prison for uploading an offensive comment about the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on his Facebook page three months ago, the DPA news agency reports. Chow Mun Fai, 36, a construction-site supervisor, posted a comment linking Ramadan, the Devil and a bak kut teh, a local pork dish, in June. He pleaded guilty to posting an offensive comment with the intention to hurt others feelings, under the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, according to lawyer Ahmad Ridza Noh.
  • Garry Kasparov: Its a War, Stupid!

    08/30/2014 8:50:50 PM PDT · by Semper911 · 69 replies
    Time ^ | 8-30-2014 | Garry Kasparov
    As Russian troops and armored columns advance in Eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government begs for aid from the free world it hoped would receive it and protect it as one of its own. The leaders of the free world, meanwhile, are struggling to find the right terminology to free themselves from the moral responsibility to provide that protection. Putins bloody invasion of a sovereign European nation is an incursion, much like Crimea remember Crimea? was an uncontested arrival instead of Anschluss. A civilian airliner was blown out of the sky just six weeks ago remember MH17? and...
  • Malaysia Airlines to Cut 30% of Its Workforce (6,000 layoffs)

    08/29/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway, but there is no move to change the airline's name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover....
  • Royal Malaysian Navy Releases First Official Image of its LCS-SGPV Corvette

    08/27/2014 11:28:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | August 27, 2014
    The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) unveiled for the first time an official rendering of its future Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) - Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV). The vessel is based on DCNS' Gowind Combat corvette design. DCNS is the warship design authority while local shipyard Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn will be in charge of buidling the vessels locally. The RMN's LCS will have a length of 111 meters and a displacement of 3,100 tons. The 6 vessels will be fitted with 57mm Mark 3 main guns with stealth cupola from BAE Systems Bofors. It was confirmed to us during LIMA...
  • MH-17 Shoot Down Alters Air Forces Space Equation

    08/14/2014 9:24:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    DoD Buzz. ^ | July 24th, 2014 | Michael Hoffman
    Russia builds all of the rocket engines that deliver U.S. military satellites into space. Gen. William Shelton, U.S. Space Command, said Tuesday the recent missile attack on Malaysian passenger jet that killed 298 people will not result any change to this (crony driven, United Launch Alliance) RD-180 engine arrangement. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., SpaceX, has sued the Air Force for the oppertunity to compete, for contracts that provide lift to military and intel satellite. Right now, only ULA is allowed to "compete" for the $9 billion Engine project. //Snip// Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dimitry Rogozin threatened in May to cut...
  • Malaysian Teen Investigated for 'Liking' Israel

    08/14/2014 6:05:15 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    Arutz SHeva ^ | 8-14-14 | AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
    Police in the Muslim-majority country of Malaysia are investigating a Malaysian teenager for "sedition," after he "liked" a pro-Israel Facebook post. The 17-year-old student in the northern state of Penang "liked" a post that read "I love Israel," and featured a picture of the Jewish state's flag, Penang police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi was quoted as saying Wednesday by Malaysian media. Abdul Rahim said that under the harsh police crackdown, the student claimed to accidentally clicking "like." Sedition charges can hold a three-year jail sentence in the Muslim-majority nation. On the other hand, police also are investigating death threats made...
  • Ron Paul: US 'likely hiding truth' on downed Malaysian Flight MH17

    08/10/2014 10:58:30 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 50 replies
    Russia Propaganda Today ^ | August 10, 2014 | unattributed, naturally
    Former Congressman Ron Paul said the US knows more than it is telling about the Malaysian aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine last month, killing 298 people on board and seriously damaging US-Russian relations in the process. In an effort to inject some balance of opinion, not to mention pure sanity, into the ongoing debate over what happened to Malaysian Flight MH17, Ron Paul is convinced the US government is withholding information on the catastrophe. "The US government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a...
  • Ron Paul: US hiding truth on downed Malaysian plane

    08/10/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/14 06:08 PM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) accused the U.S. government of hiding the truth behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine last month. The U.S. government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a Buk anti-aircraft missile, Paul said on his news website Thursday. [] Its hard to believe that the U.S., with all of its spy satellites available for monitoring everything in Ukraine, that precise proof of who did what and when is not available, the former lawmaker and GOP...
  • Malaysia wants the missing Ukrainian ATC tapes

    08/09/2014 5:00:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    New StraightsTimes ^ | 8-8-2014 | HARIS HUSSAIN AND TASNIM LOKMAN
    UKRAINE has denied that its State Security Service (SBU) had seized the air-to-ground transmission tapes between its air traffic controllers and Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on the day the jetliner was shot down. Its ambassador to Malaysia Ihor Humennyi, in an exclusive interview with the New Straits Times, said that reports alleging that the SBU had seized the recordings had not been independently verified or confirmed by Kiev. There is no proof or any evidence that the tapes were confiscated by the SBU. I only read this in the newspapers. Almost immediately after the shootdown, several news agencies, including the...
  • Andrew Klavan: Putin's Secret Message to Obama (video)

    08/07/2014 4:26:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 8-7-2014 | Andrew Klaven
    Putin's Secret Message to ObamaIm Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Ever since President Obama took office, hes been making friendly overtures to the Russians, trying to press the reset button in relations between our two countries. In 2012, the president was even caught on an open mike promising hed have more flexibility to cave in to Russian demands after he was re-elected. Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded warmly to Obamas gestures by warmly cheating on our arms treaties, warmly supporting our enemies in Syria, warmly annexing Crimea, and warmly abetting the destruction of a Malaysian airliner...
  • US spy plane evades Russians, enters Swedish airspace

    08/03/2014 4:36:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This story apparently took place last month, right after Malaysia flight 17 was shot down over the Russia – Ukraine border area, but we’re only hearing about it now. A United States aircraft – a Boeing RC-135 – was performing reconnaissance of Russian forces when the Russians noticed, began tracking the craft using ground radar and dispatched a fighter jet to intercept it. Complicating the issue is the fact that the US plane took evasive action which included flying into Swedish airspace without getting permission to do so. Once the crew on board the spy plane realized they were...
  • UK Union Leader Backs Pro-Putin Rebels in Ukraine

    08/03/2014 11:12:00 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | NICK HALLETT
    The chief-of-staff of Britains biggest trade union has launched a group supporting pro-Putin separatists in Ukraine. Andrew Murray, who is one of the most powerful figures in the Unite union, spoke at the inaugural meeting of campaign group Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine (SARU), in which he branded the Western-backed Kiev government as "fascist" and derided Prince Charles for comparing Putin to Hitler. The Mail on Sunday reports that Mr Murray, who was introduced as representing the Communist Party of Britain, rather than the Unite union, added: "We have to take a stand here in Britain, which is...
  • US: Spy plane flew over Swedish airspace to avoid Russian military

    08/03/2014 10:39:37 AM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2014
    The U.S. military acknowledged Sunday that an Air Force spy plane slipped into Swedish airspace without permission last month to avoid a possible encounter with a Russian aircraft. The incident occurred one day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down by a missile over eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. The craft, in which all 298 onboard were killed, was allegedly downed by Russian separatists in Ukraine who were supplied and trained by Moscow.
  • Poroshenko blasts MPs as fifth column after E. Ukraine 'terrorist' bill fails

    08/02/2014 10:26:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    RUSSIA TODAY ^ | August 2, 2014
    Ukraines president, Petro Poroshenko, has blasted the countrys parliament as a fifth column which cannot recognize the Lugansk and Donetsk Peoples Republics as terrorist groups. The country is in need of snap parliamentary elections, he added. Kiev scraps government, initiates early parliamentary election I dont know how to work with the parliament where half of the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] does not vote to recognize the Lugansk Peoples Republic and Donetsk Peoples Republic as terrorist organizations, said Poroshenko, Ukraines local media reported. I dont know how to work with the parliament where the majority of people represent a fifth column which...
  • Hamas Training in Malaysia for 'Advanced' Terror Attacks

    07/30/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 7/30/14 | Uzi Baruch, Ari Soffer and Tova Dvorin
    Israeli security forces have captured a senior Hamas commander in the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip - and in doing so thwarted a creative plan to infiltrate Israel to commit a terrorist attack. The terrorist - said to be a member of an elite commando unit within Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzadine Al Kassam Brigades - was interrogated by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), and confessed to having been sent to Malaysia to gain paragliding training, which he was to use to infiltrate into southern Israel to carry out an attack - potentially a kidnapping - in...
  • Investigators: MH17 black box data consistent with SAM shootdown

    07/26/2014 11:46:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It took a while for EU investigators to get the black boxes from Malaysia Air 17 back fron Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists, and for good reason. According to CBS News, the plane experienced “massive explosive decompression” while cruising normally at 33,000 feet — exactly what one would see in a surface-to-air missile attack: Unreleased data from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine show findings consistent with the plane’s fuselage being hit multiple times by shrapnel from a missile explosion, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports.“It did what it was designed to do,”...
  • Miscalculation. Failure. Escalation - Why Putin Shot Down MH-17

    07/26/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 94 replies
    forbes.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Greg Satell
    Why would the leader of a powerful country in reasonably good standing want to risk everything by putting himself in the same league with Muammar Gaddafi? ...Since the crisis began, he has been taking on ever greater risknot to mention serious damage to the Russian economywith negative return. .... So it appears that Putin is not only a poor chess player, he is an exceeding bad poker player, constantly raising the stakes while facing a decreasing expected return. If he ever could return Ukraine to the foldan exceedingly unlikely prospecthe would accomplish no more than a return to the status...
  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

    07/27/2014 9:22:52 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 27, 2014 | Associated Press
    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the site by a team of Dutch and Australian police officers that had planned to start searching for evidence and the remaining bodies. In Washington, the State Department released satellite images which it says show that Russia has fired rockets more than seven miles (11 kilometers) into eastern Ukraine. The images, from the U.S. Director of National...
  • Pentagon Plan Would Help Ukraine Target Rebel Missiles

    07/26/2014 4:31:53 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT
    The Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are developing plans that would enable the Obama administration to provide specific locations of surface-to-air missiles controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine so the Ukrainian government could target them for destruction, American officials said.
  • No One Wants Russia To Host the 2018 World Cup

    07/23/2014 1:11:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thewire.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | POLLY MOSENDZ
    Last Thursday, Malaysian Airlines Fight 17 was shot down, allegedly by the Donetsk People's Republic, a pro-Russian separatist group which currently controls much of eastern Ukraine. U.S. intelligence believes that Russia provided the separatists with missiles. Yet, even as evidence mounts implicating Russia in the MH17 shooting, no new economic sanctions have been issued. Instead, the global community is going after Russia's role as the host of the 2018 World Cup. Peter Beuth, interior minister of the German state of Hesse, has said, "If Putin doesnt actively cooperate on clearing up the plane crash, the soccer World Cup in Russia...
  • What the Media Won't Report About Flight MH17

    07/22/2014 3:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim - even before an investigation - that it was pro-Russian rebels in the region who were responsible. His ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, did the same at the UN Security Council - just one day after the crash! While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the event,...
  • Malaysia, Ukraine Rebels Reach Agreement to Allow "Safe Access" for MH17 Crash Investigators

    07/21/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Mic ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jared Keller
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak reached a deal with the leader of the pro-Russian separatists in control of the MH17 crash site to allow "safe access" for international investigators. "Under difficult and fluid circumstances, we have been discussing the problems that have occupied us all: securing vital evidence from the aircraft, launching an independent investigation, and above all recovering the remains of those who lost their lives," Razak said in a statement. "Tonight, we have established the basis of an agreement to do just that." The remains of 282 victims of the crash, currently in Torez, will be moved by...
  • Video of MH17 Hit by Missile

    07/21/2014 9:23:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    <p>Reader David sent an email and accompanying video that purportedly shows the Malaysian Flight 17 being hit by missile. Let's take a look.</p> <p>It appears as if the right engine and wing area took the hit. The camera operator is able to record the moment of impact in the first 2 seconds of this clip. Note the smoke burst left behind on impact with the #2 engine area. There is a 18 second delay (speed of sound delay) due to the distance and altitude of the explosion. Question: How did this video operator know to have his camera running just prior to the missile explosion? How many people run their camera in the sky looking for an airplane cruising at altitude so high that most are not visible to the human eye? Note that the pilots are maintaining wings level, the airplane and burning wing still intact, in what appears to be an uncontrolled descent from 33,000 feet when the video ends at 1 minute 19 seconds.</p>
  • Recovery Of MH17 Black Box Caught On Tape: Separatists To Hand Over To International Delegation

    07/20/2014 11:19:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/20/2014 | Tyler Durden
    With the rabbit hole of conspiracies getting deeper by the hour, video has emerged showing what appears to be the "black box" flight data recorder from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being taken from the crash scene. As NBC reports, the men in the video are wearing Ukrainian Emergency Ministry uniforms, but a senior Ukrainian official told a news conference Sunday that rebels had taken the black boxes. This fits with reports from The Hill that pro-Russian separatists have located the black boxes for the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet and will hand them over to international authorities, according to...
  • The Disappearing Bodies of Malaysia Air Flight 17

    07/21/2014 4:53:14 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 20, 2014 | Polly Mosendz
    At the site of MH17, the only experts are currently being provided by the rebel forces, not by outside authorities trained in these matters. At this time, rebels are performing a fair amount of their own autospies.... When the rebels first arrived to patrol the scene, certain victims were taken away very quickly. Reports indicate that 38 bodies were taken to a morgue in Donetsk.... Yet, the fate of those 38 bodies, and why they were rapidly removed, is still unknown. The general consensus is that the rebels removed bodies to hide evidence, as they seemed to be very particular...
  • Armed rebels take bodies by force in Flight MH17 crash

    07/20/2014 4:27:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    TOREZ, Ukraine Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Ukraines separatists were to blame for the downing of the aircraft, adding there was extraordinary circumstantial evidence that showed Russia was almost certainly complicit in arming the rebels.....
  • MH17 One Week In (One week in, this is what we appear to know. )

    07/20/2014 1:55:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Market Ticker.org ^ | 7-20-14 | Karl Denninger
    One week in, this is what we appear to know. Please keep in mind that falsification of various records and items, including so-called "photographic evidence", is relatively common. If you do not have an original digital image it can also be very difficult to detect -- but is usually not impossible. I have caught a number of faked -- and false claims made from real -- images over the years on The Ticker, including the infamous one of a so-called "camera" over the shoulder of a man that was fired upon by a US Helicopter -- and which, upon closer...
  • MH17 crash: Rebels load bodies onto refrigerated trains

    07/20/2014 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 20, 2014 | AP
    HRABOVE: Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then had them loaded onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials and monitors said on Sunday.... Nataliya Khuruzhaya, a duty officer at the train station in Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, said she saw emergency workers loading plane victims' bodies on Sunday morning into five sealed, refrigerated train cars. She said the train was scheduled to head to the town of Ilovaysk, 35 kilometers (22 miles) further east toward the Russian border,...
  • Two Malaysian Tragedies: Swapping Shifts saved Wife From MH370, Kills Husband on MH17

    07/19/2014 11:40:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 19, 2014
    Hundreds of poignant stories triggering a nationwide outpouring of grief in MalaysiaMalaysian Airlines flight attendant Sanjid Singh was not scheduled to be working on board doomed Flight MH17, but had swapped with a colleague - just months after his wife, also an attendant, had swapped her shift to avoid Flight MH370. The contrasting twists of fate make up just one of hundreds of poignant stories triggering a nationwide outpouring of grief in Malaysia where many are finding it difficult to grasp the twin disasters befalling their country and national airline. US officials believe Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur...
  • Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte warns Vladimir Putin of 'last chance' to help recover bodies

    07/19/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | July 19, 2014
    Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says Russia's president has "one last chance" to show he is serious about helping rescuers recover the bodies of the victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The attack on the plane has claimed the lives of 28 Australians and eight permanent Australian residents, who were among the 298 passengers and crew on board. Mr Rutte's comments come amid reports pro-Russian rebels have taken 38 bodies from the site. Minutes after what he described as a "very intense" conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Mr Rutte said: "He has one last chance to show he...
  • Making America Appear Impotent Is A Crime Against All Humanity

    07/19/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-18-14 | James Raider
    Perceptionis everything in international affairs, as in most things human. Compared to any powerful nation in history, America has prevailed magnificently since WWII as its presence around the world has enabled most of humanity to live in a somewhat subdued degree of peace. America could not stop all dictators, but its presence and its threat of actionimposed a calm where none would have been possible. Today, a world without American leadership through willful strength, descends into chaos. Identifying and audibly pinpointing terrorist and vicious thugs wherever they areand putting them on notice that their acts will not stand is a...
  • Kiev Losing, Sanctions Flopped, Airliner Down, War Back On?

    07/19/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Land Destroyer ^ | 7-18-2014 | Tony Cartalucci
    July 18, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - With Kiev's forces being encircled and decimated in eastern Ukraine, western Ukrainians in Kiev protesting the war, and US sanctions receiving global ridicule as feckless - the downing of a Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner with over 280 on board in eastern Ukraine - allegedly shot down over a conflict zone - will undoubtedly be exploited by NATO to vilify Kiev's opponents, particularly fighters in the east and Russia who NATO accuses of "destabilizing eastern Ukraine." Preceding the downing of Malaysian flight MH17, just hours beforehand, Ukraine claimed Russia had shot down...
  • Move Over Jimmy, Americas Worst President Now Available in Black

    07/19/2014 5:14:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-19-2014 | MOTUS
    If not for Thursdays .38 second special speech on the downed Malaysian airline, BOs address yesterday might have gone down as the worst international incident speech by an American President ever. For any number of reasons, here are just a few: By far the country that lost the most people onboard the place was the Netherlands. thanks BO, butt there isnt a prize. Now, here is what we know so far. Evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists inside of Ukraine....
  • A Teachable Moment

    07/19/2014 4:34:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Hank Adler
    This week there was an exchange of classified and confidential e-mails between Russian leaders and our Administration. Ultimately, if necessary, the Administration will claim executive privilege over the e-mails that were immediately provided to the Internal Revenue Service for safekeeping. The e-mails have been leaked through a source currently resident in Moscow. Russian: Look, we need some help. We are really sorry, and I mean that, but one of our guys thought that the Malaysian airplane was carrying Ukrainian troops. He is an idiot, our idiot, but yes, an idiot and trust me, we won't give him the keys...
  • Kiev Residents Create MH17 Memorial at Dutch Embassy

    07/19/2014 1:38:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | Ira Spitzer
    In the aftermath of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, residents of Ukraine's capital city have created a spontaneous memorial at the Dutch embassy.In the aftermath of the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, residents of Ukraine's capital city have created a spontaneous memorial at the Dutch embassy. More than half of the people aboard the flight were from the Netherlands. Residents began showing up at the Netherlands embassy in Kiev shortly after hearing the news that MH17 had crashed. While many wanted to talk, they feared using their full names in this politically charged climate. Natalia,...
  • The Malaysia Airlines Crash Is the End of Russias Fairy Tale

    07/18/2014 11:12:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 18 | Anne Applebaum
    Before there is any further discussion of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, its important that one point be made absolutely clear: This plane crash is a result of the Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine, an operation deliberately designed to create legal, political and military chaos. Without this chaos, a surface-to-air missile would not have been fired at a passenger plane. From the beginning, the Russian government did not send regular soldiers to Ukraine. Instead, it sent Russian mercenaries and security service operatives such as Igor Strelkov the commander in chief in Donetsk and a Russian secret police colonel who fought...
  • Kremlin-Backed Insurgents Now Claim Malaysia Airlines Plane Was Carrying Corpses

    07/18/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    After the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed on July 17 in Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast with 298 people on board, Kremlin-backed enthusiastically claimed credit, saying they thought they had shot down another Ukrainian military transport plane. “We did warn you - do not fly in our sky,” Kremlin-backed separatist leader Igor Girkin, a Russian intelligence service officer, wrote on his official Vkontakte soon after the tragedy. Though when the gravity of the mistake became obvious, the Russian-backed insurgents backpedaled and claimed innocence. The statements of Girkin posted on his Vkontakte page on July 18 appeared to be a lot more confusing....
  • Career self-destruction in unison -Celebs and others trip up over world events

    07/18/2014 12:12:09 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 7 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | July 18 2014 | Brian Maloney
    What is it about major world events that bring out the weirdness in people? From celebs to regular Joes and the usual conspiracy theorists, theres nothing like a plane shot down or ground invasion to inspire surreal public reactions. Dont the stars have handlers to keep them out of this kind of trouble? Enter the era of social media, where they interact directly with fans. Sure enough, all of these groups are making fools of themselves in the same venue: Twitter. Its an equal-opportunity blunder zone. And self-destruct we must! Check out the career carnage in just the past 24...
  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 243 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2014
    Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 8:50 AM
  • Is this the smoking gun? Footage emerges of BUK missile launcher being moved into place in...

    07/18/2014 6:20:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2014 | James Nyee, Sam Greenhill, and Ted Thornhill
    An expert believes that MH17 was downed by a missile fired from rebel-held Torez in eastern Ukraine - and a BUK launcher has been pictured rumbling into the town just two hours before the crash. Dr Igor Sutyagin, Research Fellow in Russian Studies from the Royal United Services Institute, believes that MH17 was shot down by rebels based in the 3rd District of Torez. Dr Sutyagin said the evidence that Russian separatists were responsible was very strong - and that there's even a suggestion the BUK missile launcher was being manned by soldiers from Russia. He said: These separatists boasted...
  • Rival Claims Over Crashed Malaysia Planes Recorders

    07/18/2014 6:09:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 18, 2014 | Sabrina Tavernise,Keith Bradsher
    GRABOVO, Ukraine The grisly scene of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was still unsecured on Friday, with questions swirling over the custody and condition of the critical onboard devices that could answer questions about the fate of the jetliner and many openly asking why the airline had chosen to fly a civilian aircraft over a combat zone.
  • MH17 Crash: Second Black Box Recovered From Crash Site

    07/18/2014 1:40:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Friday July 18, 2014 | Tan Yi Liang
    The second of two black boxes has been recovered from the debris field where Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 is believed to have gone down in eastern Ukraine. According to Reuters, a cameraman from the news agency reported that the second of two flight recorders was found at 5.55am GMT. This follows a report from Russian news agency Interfax that pro-Russia separatists who claim to have recovered the black box of MH17 have announced that they are planning to have it moved to Moscow for examination. A black box, which is actually orange, is made up of a cockpit voice...
  • Canadian on downed Malaysian airliner [Also Australian, British, German, Belgian and others.]

    07/17/2014 7:28:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 38 replies
    Reuters, Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Anton Zverev
    One U.S. official said Washington strongly suspected the missile that downed the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow...The Netherlands declared a day of national mourning for its 154 dead. Twenty-eight passengers were Malaysian, 27 Australian, 11 Indonesian, six British, four German, four Belgian, three Filipino and one Canadian. All 15 crew were Malaysian. Nationalities of the others aboard were unclear.
  • Biden Says Downed Jet Apparently "Blown Out of the Sky" (Thank You Capt. Obvious)

    07/17/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Reuters) ^ | July 17, 2014 23:05 GMT | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday it appeared that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine-Russia border was not an accident and that the passenger jet apparently was "blown out of the sky." "This is truly a grave situation," Biden said in a speech in Detroit. He said he had seen reports that Americans may have been on board and that "we're now working every minute to try to confirm those reports as I speak." Biden said the downing of the jet was tragic. He spoke by phone to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
  • Did surface-to-air missile take down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?

    07/17/2014 1:43:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Early speculation about the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has centered on the possibility it could have been shot down as it passed over volatile eastern Ukraine. After all, Ukrainian officials say pro-Russia separatists, or possibly Russia, were behind the shooting down of two Ukrainian aircraft in recent days.
  • Was MH17 flying through warzone to save fuel? Planes in area of crash site pictured flying away from

    07/17/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 17, 2014 | Darren Boyle
    Air accident investigators are planning to inspect the proposed flight plan lodged by pilots on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 to see if they flew over a warzone to save fuel. The 17-year-old jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine despite British, European and US commercial aircraft being warned against using the airspace since April. One of the major questions is whether the Malaysian flight crew received the warning from flight safety officials about the risk to safety. One aviation expert revealed: 'Malaysia Airlines, like a number of other carriers, have been continuing to use it because it is a...