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  • Another Putin’s critic targeted with car bomb

    10/05/2016 8:54:01 AM PDT · by se99tp · 14 replies
    Perth Herald Tribune ^ | Oct 5th, 2016 | pht
    A car bomb exploded in the center of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, Tuesday night, targeting the car of Givi Targamadze, Russian president Vladimir Putin’s critic.
  • The Trump Surge Bringing the GOP-E, the Leftists/Media, and the Neo-Cons Out of the Woodwork

    09/02/2016 12:01:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Personal | 2 Sep 16 | Xzins
    When Trump was supposedly low in the polls, the establishment was laying low like their ill candidate, Hillary Clinton. Why upset the applecart? Trump has surged. Many of us believed it was much closer before than was being reported, but we also believe Trump has surged. Those who considered him leading would now see him beyond the margin of error out front. Is there proof of this beyond the demographically challenged polls? Yes! There is. The rope-a-dope strategy of the establishment has been set aside and they have renewed their attack with a vengeance. From every corner we're seeing again...
  • Science Shows That Torture Doesn't Work and Is Counterproductive

    05/10/2016 4:05:03 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 05/08/2016 | Rupert Stone
    In early 2003, Glenn Carle, an interrogator with the CIA, arrived at a secret detention facility overseas to question a recently captured Al-Qaeda suspect.... The man's dilapidated state of mind was the result of a systematic program of torture inflicted on terrorism suspects by the CIA after 9/11. Nudity, extreme temperatures, sleep and sensory deprivation, dietary manipulation, waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" were meant to break down detainees' resistance to interrogation. The stress and disorientation induced by these methods, it was believed, would force them to cooperate and release whatever precious information they were hiding. But according to Carle,...
  • Putin ally says opposition should be tried as enemies of the people

    01/17/2016 12:39:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:31am EST | Andrew Osborn
    One of Russian leader Vladimir Putin's most high-profile allies has accused the opposition of trying to exploit the economic crisis to destabilize the country, using Stalin-era rhetoric to suggest unnamed individuals be put on trial for sabotage. Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, called the liberal opposition, which has only one lawmaker in the 450-seat parliament, enemies of the people, a phrase recalling language used during the reign of terror unleashed by Soviet leader Josef Stalin in the 1930s. ...
  • Venezuela opposition wins parliamentary majority

    12/06/2015 10:21:43 PM PST · by Nextrush · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/7/2015 | BBC
    The opposition in Venezuela has won a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the Socialists of President Nicolas Maduro. Five hours after polling ended, the National Electoral Council announced the opposition had won 99 seats. The Socialists have gained 46 seats, with another 22 yet to be declared. President Maduro has admitted defeat, saying his party recognized 'these adverse results'. The opposition alliance, made up of centre and conservative parties, is confident of ultimately taking 112 seats after 17 years of socialist rule. According to senior figures in the movement, that would...
  • Venezuela opposition claims victory ahead of vote results

    12/06/2015 8:19:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2015 10:43 PM EST | Hannah Dreier
    Leaders of Venezuela's opposition are claiming victory ahead of official results in Sunday's crucial legislative elections that could alter the country's balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule. Hours after polls closed, several opposition leaders took to the Internet to announce that they had won a majority of seats in the National Assembly for the first time since 1998. But with no official results released and the ruling socialist party not commenting, their claims could not be confirmed. "The results are as we expected. Venezuela won," former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said on Twitter. "With great humility, serenity...
  • Iraq leaders attend funeral of invasion backer Chalabi

    11/04/2015 8:28:45 AM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Nov. 04, 2015 | 03:29 PM
    BAGHDAD: Top Iraqi officials attended a funeral Wednesday for politician Ahmed Chalabi, a controversial champion of the U.S.-led invasion of his country. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, President Fuad Masum, parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi and other officials were among the large crowd of mourners at the ceremony held in Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone, where the government is headquartered. Chalabi, the head of parliament's finance committee, died of a heart attack aged 71 the day before. Living in exile as head of the Iraqi National Congress (INC), which opposed Saddam Hussein, Chalabi became a White House favorite for information he provided which...
  • Ontario government hiding plans for toll lanes

    08/28/2015 12:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | August 22/24, 2015 | Shawn Jeffords
    TORONTO - The Ontario government has been working on plans for high occupancy toll lanes on three Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area highways since 2013, but has kept most of the details secret. When the NDP filed a Freedom of Information request in early 2014 for detailed information on the work, which includes traffic models, most of the documents were to be blacked out or not released at all, according to a report obtained by the Toronto Sun. Ministry of Transportation staff prepared the note to give senior bureaucrats and the minister’s office a heads-up about the NDP’s “contentious” request....
  • Wisconsinites to rally against Walker as he announces presidential bid

    07/12/2015 7:17:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is set to officially declare his candidacy for president next Monday and Wisconsinites are ready with a warning to the rest of the nation about the Republican's "dangerous agenda." The rally against Walker will be held at 4 p.m. on July 13 at the Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northwest Road, Waukesha. People For the American Way, Voces de la Frontera, Americans United for Change, We Are Wisconsin, League of Conservation Voters and a coalition of more than 20 local and national grassroots activist groups are involved in planning the event. Their goal is sharing personal...
  • Expanding Relations With the Iranian Resistance: Essential to Correct Iran Policy

    06/16/2015 6:02:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Last week I joined a bipartisan group of political figures and foreign policy experts in taking two steps to encourage the improvement of US policy toward Iran. The group of nearly forty prominent Americans including former senior US civilian and military officials and governors issued a policy statement urging stronger confrontation of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, regional hostilities, and human rights abuses. That statement also encouraged the US government to reverse its traditional, unspoken policy of remaining at arms’ length from the resistance against the Iranian theocracy. My view and that of the co-signers of the statement is that the...
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley: Where is your opposition to sodomy?

    02/28/2015 6:00:39 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 28, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, "Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Still River, MA has withdrawn its marching band and float of Saint Patrick from this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after learning that a small homosexual activist group will be allowed to march while publicly identifying its homosexuality. The school is compelled by the teachings of the Catholic Church to pull out. According to the Principal, Brother Thomas Dalton, 'Catholics are forbidden to sponsor or even participate in an event which openly promotes unnatural and immoral behavior. The Church will never accept nor condone same sex marriage and the homosexual life...
  • Milwaukee County says nearly all Walker emails released [Taxpayer funded witch-hunt in Wisconsin]

    02/27/2015 11:41:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    WXOW - La Crosse, WI ^ | February 27, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Milwaukee County officials say they don't plan another mass release of emails collected in the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's aides and associates when he was county executive. County attorney Paul Bargren says in a letter Wednesday to The Associated Press that more than 29 gigabytes of documents were released as ordered by a judge between August and December. The AP and other news organizations reviewed hundreds of thousands of documents during that time.....
  • Liberal group plots to catch GOP state pols being racist and sexist

    12/13/2014 2:44:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jason Russell
    The leader of a group hoping to improve liberals' fortunes at the state level revealed on Friday plans to start tracking conservative state legislators based on the assumption that "someone’s going to say something about black people" or women. The comments came at the first ever conference of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), the Left’s attempt to counter conservative policy successes that have followed Republican victories at the state level. “We’re working with David Brock and Media Matters and American Bridge who have trackers that we can send out to monitor the debate on some bills that you all might...
  • Gallup: Voter opposition to Obama at 16-year high, worse than Bush, Clinton

    10/05/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/5/14 | y Paul Bedard
    Angry and frustrated voters are planning to use the midterm elections in one month to tell President Obama they oppose his agenda, the highest “no vote” percentage in the last 16 years measured by Gallup. The polling outfit found that 32 percent of voters want to send a message of opposition with their vote, compared to just 20 percent who are sending a signal of support. That is 13 points higher than in 1998 when former President Clinton was headed to impeachment for lying about his sex affair with a former White House intern and even a smidge higher -
  • Frmr Yukos Chief Khodorkovsky Says HE Can Transform Russia Into Thriving, Modern, + Peaceful Country

    09/22/2014 3:23:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "I would not be interested in becoming Russia's president if my country was developing normally..."  It did come as a surprise last December, when Vladimir Putin suddenly signed an early release for Mikhail Khodorvkovsky, who was the richest man in Russia ($15B) when he was jailed for 'tax evasion' (read: challenged Putin) in 2003... Hard to tell for sure what the thought process was there -perhaps feeling strong and aiming to soften his image a bit- but Putin at the time explained 'Ten years in prison is a serious punishment' and signed the form that freed Khodorkovsky from a decade of harsh detention....
  • Turmoil and repression increase in Venezuela

    05/16/2014 9:55:27 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 16, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The ill-fated talks between befuddled opposition leaders and the Chavista regime have collapsed and the repression of protesters has increased."Dialogue" with ChavistasThe Chavista regime has not engaged in meaningful dialogue with the opposition and will continue to evade it. The regime has also increased its attacks on those who demonstrate against its repression. According to The Devil's Excrement, Venezuela’s Dictatorship No Longer Cares About Appearances. For two and a half months, the Venezuelan Government had been extremely careful with the students and their protests. While it was aggressive and repressive at attacking those protesting in the streets, it had been respectful of the student...
  • Venezuelan opposition leader interviewed in English by Al Jazeera

    03/22/2014 12:08:30 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 22, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Maria Corina Machado, a not-yet-arrested Venezuelan opposition leader, is well spoken, understands how to respond effectively to question and knows what she, the people -- and the opposition in general -- want.[youtube] Video linkPlease watch the entire twenty-five minute video -- her English is as excellent. Is it too much to hope for that some of our own opposition "leaders" will watch and learn from her? Many of them could profit from doing so; if they do, the rest of us would too. I have often written about the worsening mess in Venezuela here, here, here, here and elsewhere over the...
  • Enjoy Julia Lipnitskaya's Performance? A Leading Russian Oppositionist Thinks That Makes You A Nazi

    02/11/2014 10:46:28 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/11/2014 @ 7:40AM | Mark Adomanis
    It’s still relatively early in the Sochi Olympics, but the star so far has been Julia Lipnitskaya a diminutive fifteen year old figure skater from the Urals. While the adoration hasn’t been unanimous, most people have, understandably, been awed by her performances. Lipnitskaya combines technical proficiency in skating with the sort of mind-warping flexibility one usually associates with elite gymnasts. She performed on an entirely different level from her competitors, and while the individual competition hasn’t yet started in earnest, Lipnitskaya now appears to be the odds-on favorite to win an individual gold medal. To sum things up, an awful...
  • Republicans Begin Laying Ground Work to Walk Away From Obamacare Opposition

    01/16/2014 7:28:22 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 276 replies
    Red State ^ | 1/16/2014 | Erick Erickson
    Conservative and Republican affiliated groups have started the 2014 assault against Democrats who support Obamacare. At the very same time, it is increasingly clear Republicans are laying the groundwork to abandon their opposition to Obamacare. The Business Roundtable, which has a great relationship with Republican Leaders, is now listing Obamacare as an entitlement worth preserving. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former economic advisor to John McCain and who opposed passage of Obamacare, has started a think tank premised on keeping, but fixing, Obamacare. Holtz-Eakin has the ear of Republican leaders. In 2009, Mitch McConnell appointed him to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission....
  • IRS writing regs that allow it to suppress the tea party

    01/13/2014 10:45:05 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 61 replies
    DC Independent Examiner ^ | January 12, 2014 | James Simpson
    The IRS got caught with their pants down last year. So now they are writing regulations that will allow them to do legally what they were doing illegally before. Every time you think these people can sink no lower, they go out of their way to prove you wrong. A cabal of leftist groups sued the IRS demanding they adopt these regulations, whereupon the IRS went out of its way to comply. This is a classic set up. It was probably agreed to in advance between the IRS and the plaintiffs. Now that they are complying, the leftists have magically...
  • Chamber of Commerce Launches $50 Million War on Tea Party

    12/27/2013 7:13:52 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 78 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 27, 2013 | Cathy Burke
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ready to take on the tea party in 2014 Senate primaries and elections with a deep-pocketed boost of establishment and business Republican candidates. "Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates," Chamber strategist Scott Reed told The Wall Street Journal. "That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket."
  • The Obamacare ‘Shotgun Wedding’—Marry or Lose Your Home

    12/19/2013 7:07:25 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 39 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | December 19, 2013 | Edward Morrissey
    The problem with solutions is that few of them tend to be perfect, even if they act in a mostly benign manner. Actions produce reactions, a principle as true in politics as it is in physics, and those tend to multiply when solutions increase in complexity. The nature of these unintended consequences changes dramatically when complex “solutions” turn out to be poorly designed and incompetently administered. The rollout of the Affordable Care Act has provided many real-world examples of this, but perhaps none so “unintended” as the consequences discovered by the Seattle Times this weekend. Carol Ostrom, The Times’ health...
  • Pittsburgh Diocese Wins Delay Against Affordable Care Act

    11/21/2013 5:04:07 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 24 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ^ | November 21, 2013 | PITTSBURGH (KDKA)
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A federal judge in western Pennsylvania says Catholic groups don’t immediately have to comply with mandates in the federal health care overhaul law. The Diocese is challenging its participation in the health care program because it would be required to provide its employees with contraceptives. There were strong words earlier this month from Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese leader Bishop David Zubik as he testified in federal court on the issue. Bishop Zubik told the court: “The issue with the services in the mandate is that they either go against preservation of human life or involve the actual taking...
  • Reid: 'Anarchists have taken over' in Congress (Video)

    09/12/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Reid: 'Anarchists have taken over' in Congress (Video) By Ramsey Cox - 09/12/13 09:49 AM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday said “anarchists” have taken over Congress. Reid (D-Nev.) said Tea Party Republicans are preventing progress on an energy efficiency bill by offering amendments on ObamaCare and other unrelated issues. “We’re diverted totally from what this bill is about. Why? Because the anarchists have taken over,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “They’ve taken over the House and now they’ve taken over the Senate. “People who don’t believe in government — and that’s what the Tea Party is...
  • US aid to Syrian opposition tops $1 billion mark

    09/02/2013 10:57:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | 9/2/13 | Jordan Schachtel
    According to USAID (United States Agency For International Development), the federal agency in charge of distributing the vast majority of foreign aid monies to other countries, United States taxpayers have paid for over one billion dollars in foreign aid packages to help support the “Syrian Humanitarian Response." Despite the threat of continued chemical attacks against the Syrian people that has served as the focal point of rallying cries for advocates of US military intervention (including the Obama administration), The Daily Beast reported that gas masks were not among the items
  • Defunding Obamacare - If We Had a Proper Opposition Party

    08/23/2013 6:35:08 AM PDT · by mononymous · 4 replies ^ | 8/22/2013 | Mononymous
    A proper opposition in this country would not only follow through with defunding this abominable law (while funding the rest of the government unless, of course, the President declines to do so) it would hold hearings on the gross damage the law is doing to people’s lives, jobs and the economy, in general. A proper opposition would call on the President and the Democrats to finally read their bill – it was passed, you know – and tell the rest of us what other items in the “pile of dung” (Tom Harkin, that is), needs to be scaled back, postponed,...
  • Opposition says as many as 1,300 killed in gas attack near Damascus

    08/21/2013 6:59:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/21/13 | Dominic Evans
    (Reuters) - Syria's opposition accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of gassing many hundreds of people - by one report as many as 1,300 - on Wednesday in what would, if confirmed, be the world's worst chemical weapons attack in decades.
  • Report: Israel Bombs Another Syrian Weapons Convoy

    07/28/2013 12:02:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/13 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli air force jets bombed trucks carrying Syrian missiles bound for Hizbullah's warehouses in Lebanon, according to Syrian opposition sources. The sources, were cited Sunday by Voice of Israel radio's Arabic-language service, which was quoted by i24 News. The Friday night bombing reportedly targeted a Syrian military base near the town of Quneitra, not far from the Golan Heights cease-fire line. This was the fifth known Israeli attack this year on Syrian weapons bound for Hizbullah. Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad reportedly wants to send the weapons to Hizbullah for safekeeping, out of fears they will fall into the hands of...
  • Liz Cheney: Republicans, Get Over the 2012 Loss—and Start Fighting Back

    07/16/2013 9:59:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 28, 2013 | Liz Cheney
    [...] In the face of this reality, it is time for Republicans to get over their loss in 2012. We are all that stands between this president's policies and a damaged and diminished America. It is time to get back in the fight. And I do mean fight. Republicans are being counseled to move the party to the left, but in my experience, those who advocate more liberal policies for the GOP are wrongheaded or Democrats, or both. You can be sure that President Obama would welcome an America in which the Republican Party is preoccupied with remaking itself into...
  • White House Attacks the Drudge Report, as Obama Continues His Effort to Eliminate All Political

    04/03/2013 4:51:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 4/3/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The White House´s Dan Pfeiffer, spokesman for the White House, is complaining again about the Drudge Report and chastising reporters for using it and then asking him about things on the Drudge Report. It´s been a horrible thing to happen to news, the White House says, in America. Yep. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The White House goes after Fox News by name, and the White House goes after me by name, because what the White House wants is to eliminate any opposition --political, media, wherever it is. That is the modus operandi of the president, rather than debate people
  • Is John Boehner the "Neville Chamberlain" of American politics (Vanity)?

    03/26/2013 1:33:16 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    3/26/13 | Me JSDude1
    Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of modern American politics?? YES, JOHN BOEHNER IS THE N. Chamberlain of American politics!: Surrender on The Taxes, Surrender on The Debt Limit, Surrender on VAWA, Surrender on..(Immigration and Guns)??
  • Mursi warning stirs fears in Egypt opposition

    03/24/2013 1:02:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    AL Reuters ^ | 3/24/13 | Tom Perry
    (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi threatened on Sunday to take unspecified steps to "protect this nation" after violent demonstrations against his Muslim Brotherhood, using vague but severe language that the opposition said heralded a crackdown. In remarks following clashes outside the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters on Friday, Mursi warned that "necessary measures" would be taken against any politicians shown to be involved in what he described as violence and rioting. "If I am forced to do what is required to protect this nation, then I will do it. And I fear that I might be on the verge of doing...
  • Gallup: Opposition to handgun ban hits all-time high

    12/27/2012 9:11:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/27/12 | Ed Morrissey
    So how would Piers Morgan fare with his proposed constitutional amendment to repeal gun rights? Amazingly, nearly three-quarters of Americans agree on handguns, anyway … but not with Piers Morgan. According to the latest Gallup survey taken within days of the Newtown massacre, a record number of Americans oppose a handgun ban, 74/24: Despite Americans’ willingness to strengthen gun laws in the wake of Sandy Hook and other deadly mass shootings, Gallup finds public opposition to a broad ban on the possession of handguns at a record-high 74%. Conversely, the 24% in favor is the lowest recorded since Gallup first...
  • Syria Falling Apart amid Nationwide Aerial Bombing

    10/30/2012 4:01:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Syria has gone from bad to worse, with nationwide aerial bombings by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s warplanes and more bomb attacks by the opposition. The IDF remains on high alert at the Golan Heights border. Explosions shook Syria's capital on Monday as warplanes launched their heaviest air raids yet and two car bombs struck, an AFP correspondent said. One bomb struck the predominantly Christian and Druze area of Jaramana, just outside Damascus, killing 11 people, according to state-run news agency SANA. The second hit several hours later in the southern Al-Hajar Al-Aswad district, which has seen heavy fighting, causing an...
  • Democrats Used Fairness Doctrine to ‘Challenge and Harass’ Conservative Opposition

    09/23/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 23, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the third of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpt looks at the Fairness Doctrine.) The Democratic National Committee, with the approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson engaged in an effort that eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Fairness Doctrine. What would have been a major scandal had it been discovered, was revealed years later in former CBS News president Fred Friendly’s book “The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and...
  • Secret Democratic Political Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/12/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret. The twelve unpublished manuals range in...
  • Syrian opposition gets shoulder-fired missiles, Gadhafi's lost supplies also turning up

    05/20/2012 12:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/19/12 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – There remains frustration in trying to track down up to 20,000 missing shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles taken out of the bunkers during the waning days of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Now that they have disappeared, and despite a U.S. program worth tens of millions of dollars to try and relocate them, only 5,000 have been turned in. Concern is that many of them were acquired by al-Qaida elements in Libya and surrounding countries. Increasingly, intelligence sources also are seeing these weapons wind up in the hands of...
  • Beirut: Opposition Targets Hizbullah's Arsenal

    11/03/2011 10:08:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Lebanon's March 14 opposition factions insist any future dialogue to resolve political disputes must include a discussion of Hizbullah's terror militias and munitions. Talk of the possibility of re-launching dialogue resurfaced after Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced he would meet President Michel Sleiman to discuss the proposal. Sleiman has repeatedly called for the revival of the dialogue to bridge the gap between lawmakers – who have locked horns in no fewer than five cabinet crises since July – but his calls went unheeded. Future Movement MP Ahmad Fatfat instead reiterated on Thursday that the March 14 coalition would never accept...
  • (Australian Prime Minister) Labor leader has lost public's faith

    10/10/2011 12:50:42 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11th October 2011 | Dennis Shanahan
    LABOR may have finally bounced off rock bottom but Australia's oldest political party and its leader are still facing a historic loss of public confidence and electoral failure. A three-point rise in the Newspoll primary vote for the ALP has avoided the unthinkable for the Gillard government of going to 25 per cent or below to have less support than the combined vote for the Greens and various odds and sods, but the broader view of this survey of public opinion about Labor - as well as the personal standing of Julia Gillard - is devastating. The electorate has not...
  • Obama administration encounters opposition to international climate agenda

    08/14/2011 8:05:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/14/11 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama spoke of lofty intentions to help the world reduce greenhouse gases when he addressed delegates to United Nations talks in Copenhagen in 2009. “We have charted our course, we have made our commitments, and we will do what we say,” he said. “Now I believe that it’s time for the nations and people of the world to come together behind a common purpose.” But the Obama administration is on track to fall more than $200 million short on its $1 billion pledge to help prevent the cutting and burning of tropical rain forests. Lawmakers have slashed requests
  • Newsweek's Smear

    08/11/2011 4:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2011 | Staff
    Media: Talk about the elite lagging behind a more sophisticated public. Newsweek, trying to overcome its slide into obscurity, thought it could grab attention by smearing Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann. Big mistake. The smear came in the form of this week's cover story, which tried unconvincingly to depict GOP presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann as "The Queen of Rage," with a cover shot that made her look maniacal. But if anything, Bachmann comes across as Thatcheresque in her unmovable opposition to more deficit spending. Question her opposition a journalist may do, but don't make it out as...
  • Syrian Opposition Leader: Israelis Can Remain in Golan

    08/04/2011 10:21:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/8/11 | Hillel Fendel
    Farid Ghadry, leader of the opposition Reform Party of Syria (RPS) that has never had a chance to actually strike roots in Syria, says that Israelis should remain in the Golan even though it must return to Syria. Ghadry, 57, has not lived in Syria since he was 10; his family moved to Lebanon in 1964, and then to the U.S. in 1975. He and other Syrian-Americans started the RPS in 1991, formulating a comprehensive program to bring regime change to Syria based on democracy, prosperity, freedom of expression, human rights and open borders with all neighboring countries including Israel....
  • Syrian opposition: Anti-Israel rioters paid $1,000

    06/05/2011 9:07:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6/5/11 | Staff
    Protestors for hire? Demonstrators along the Syria-Israel border were paid thousands of dollars by President Bashar Assad's regime to take part in Sunday's riots, Syrian opposition activists charge. Israeli officials later reinforced the claims, accusing the Syrian regime of encouraging protests along the northern border. Sunday’s riots were an attempt "to divert attention away from the massacre in Syria,” one official charged. "The Syrians will be held accountable for these events.” (Snip) Opposition activists noted that such tactics were previously used by Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein when the Ba'ath Party leader offered a $25,000 reward to the families of Palestinians
  • Media Matters developing ‘opposition research’ on Fox, has list of ‘every single person’

    03/26/2011 10:34:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/11 | Steven Nelson
    Politico published an eye-opening report on Saturday by Ben Smith about “Media Matter’s war against Fox.” Smith wrote that the organization continues to transform itself into an exclusively Fox News-battling group.Media Matters founder David Brock told Politico that his organization’s activism has developed into a “strategy of containment.” This strategy includes extensive work to compile intelligence on the employees of the cable news channel. (Snip)“Somebody in that organization is giving us primary source documents.”
  • Where's Julia?

    03/13/2011 9:39:56 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 12 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | March 12, 2011 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Saturday afternoon: I’m just back from the No Carbon Tax Rally outside Julia Gillard’s energy-hungry office. The rally was a peaceful, gender inclusive-friendly, multiracial event with some thought-provoking signs. Fun fact: Gillard’s office is located near “Big Brothers Pizza”. [Photos below]
  • Obama Embraced the “Racist Opposition” Meme

    03/03/2011 9:31:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    verum serum ^ | 3/3/11 | John
    Ace put up a post about this a couple days ago: Since 2007, Hillary Clinton partisans were complaining that while Obama pretended to be post-racial, in fact he was sending out his minions to make the bitterly racist attacks, while he floated above it all, clean. They couldn’t actually prove their case — well, they knew Obama’s supporters were making these bitterly-racist arguments on a daily basis, and that Obama did little to restrain them, but they couldn’t prove he directed such attacks. Same thing in the general election, of course — Obama spoke behind closed doors about “bitter clingers”...
  • Egyptian opposition figure: Rethink Camp David Accords

    02/13/2011 4:56:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/13/11 | OREN KESSLER AND AP
    Cairo's envoy to US: Treaty is a main element of Egypt’s foreign policy; Supreme Council dissolves parliament, suspends constitution. An influential Egyptian opposition figure and likely presidential candidate called Sunday for Cairo’s peace treaty with Israel to be reassessed, the first sign since former president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster Friday that the 32-year-old agreement may be in jeopardy. Ayman Nour, a former lawmaker and chairman of the Ghad (Tomorrow) party, told an Egyptian radio station that the 1978 Camp David Accords were no longer relevant, and said the country’s leadership should at least rethink the terms of the framework agreements that...
  • Iranian opposition defies warning, calls for rally

    02/13/2011 9:53:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/13/11 | Nasser Karimi - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's opposition on Sunday renewed its call for a rally in support of protesters in Tunisia and Egypt despite a government warning of repercussions if demonstrations take place, a reformist website reported. In a statement published on, the opposition urged its supporters to rally on Monday in central Tehran and accused the government of hypocrisy by voicing support for the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings while refusing to allow Iranian political activists to stage a peaceful demonstration.
  • Tehran will bar opposition rally

    02/12/2011 8:24:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/12/11 | Robin Pomeroy - Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Tehran will refuse permission for a reformist opposition rally in support of the uprising that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a government official was quoted as saying Saturday. "These people are fully aware of the illegality of their demand and they know they will not receive a permit for staging a riot," Mehdi Alikhani-Sadr, deputy director of the Interior Ministry's political bureau, was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying. It had always been highly unlikely the government would permit the rally organized by groups it considers seditious. Mehdi Karoubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, who...
  • Poll: Massive majority opposes raising debt limit

    02/08/2011 2:43:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 07, 2011 | Rick Moran
    It's only one poll - The Hill's survey of likely voters - but it could mean trouble for President Obama and the Democrats: "Only 27 percent of likely voters favor raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, while 62 percent oppose it, according to an exclusive poll for The Hill. The poll found solid opposition from Republicans and also from independent voters, who are critical to President Obama's re-election in 2012. "Seventy-seven percent of likely GOP voters and 64 percent of independent voters said they don't want the debt ceiling to be raised. Even among Democrats, more oppose raising the...