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  • The Editors: Al-Assad has crossed the red line. What does that mean for the U.S.?

    05/03/2013 7:20:43 AM PDT · by National Review · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | May 3, 2013 | National Review
    Al-Assad Crosses the Red Line President Obama has made a memorable contribution to the annals of worthless diplomatic ultimatums with his infamous “red line” warning to Bashar al-Assad not to use chemical weapons. It would be “totally unacceptable,” a “game-changer,” and bring “consequences.” He said all of this apparently believing he could scare Assad off using such weapons and giving nary a thought to what he would do if Assad defied his threats.
  • America's credibility is as thin as Obama's "Red Line" on Syria...

    05/01/2013 11:29:51 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-1-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • ‘Iran already past nuclear red line,’ expert says

    04/27/2013 7:16:56 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/23/2013 | GAVRIEL FISKE
    Iran has essentially crossed the “red line” set by Israel for its nuclear activity, and the coming few months will be a crucial period, Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, a former head of IDF Military Intelligence, said on Tuesday. Speaking at a security conference in Tel Aviv, Yadlin said that “for all intents and purposes, Iran has crossed Israel’s red line… in the summer, Iran will be a month or two away from deciding about a bomb.” Unless there is a drastic increase in international pressure on the Islamic Republic, Yadlin said, Iran will continue to expand its nuclear program....
  • McCain and Graham: Syria reports, if true, mean president's red line has been crossed

    03/20/2013 5:19:06 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19th, 2013 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) – Two leading Republican lawmakers said Tuesday that reports of chemical weapons use in Syria, if true, mean the president's threshold for involvement in the country's civil war has been met. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who have led calls in Congress for greater U.S. involvement in Syria, issued a joint statement saying the attacks, if verified, would demand a response from President Barack Obama. “If today’s reports are substantiated, the President’s red line has been crossed, and we would urge him to take immediate action to impose the consequences he has promised," the senators wrote.
  • Carney: No evidence Syrian rebels used chemical weapons [Team Obama HELPING Terrorists]

    03/20/2013 1:48:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    The Obama administration has no evidence to back up a claim by Syrian PresidentBashar al-Assad's regime that the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels used chemical weapons, the White House said Tuesday.
  • Israeli ambassador: Chemical weapons passed from Syria to Hezbollah would be 'game-changer'

    12/09/2012 5:02:13 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/9/2012
    Israel's ambassador to the United States warned Sunday that any evidence of chemical weapons being passed from the Assad regime to extremist groups like Hezbollah would be a "game-changer," and said that would be a "red line" for Israel. The remark comes amid claims that the Syrian regime is mixing and moving the components for the deadly sarin nerve gas. Ambassador Michael Oren said he could not confirm those reports but made clear that Israel is watching the situation "very carefully." "Were those weapons to pass into the wrong hands -- Hezbollah's hands for example -- that would be a...
  • Obama does not agree to red line in call with Netanyahu

    09/28/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-28-12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reiterated his opposition to Iran possessing a nuclear weapon, but he did not accede to Netanyahu’s request for a red line statement. “The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security,” the White House Press Office stated in a readout of Obama’s call. “The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”
  • Israel discussing Iran "red line" with U.S.: Netanyahu

    09/10/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Israel and the United States are in discussion on setting a "red line" for Iran's nuclear program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "We're discussing it right now with the United States," Netanyahu said in an interview with Canada's CBC television aired late on Sunday.
  • Subprime Bubble: Obama 'Vampire Socialism' Built It

    09/04/2012 5:22:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 4, 2012
    Housing Crisis: Previously unpublished court documents reveal that as a young lawyer from Chicago, President Obama's lawsuit against big banks started inflating the housing bubble that created the mess he says he inherited. We have often written that the true roots of our current economic crisis lay in the excesses of the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act as redefined under the Clinton administration. We have explained how community outreach by banks, under pressure from groups such as Acorn, was transformed into the mandatory credit issuance based not of creditworthiness, but on the basis of "fairness." "Redlining," the activists argued, was the...
  • Obama to Assad: Using Chemical Weapons is a Red Line

    08/21/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/12 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama issued a direct warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday, saying he should heed U.S. warnings to neither use nor move chemical or biological weapons, CNN reported. “We cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people,” Obama told reporters at the White House. "We have been very clear to the Assad regime -- but also to other players on the ground -- that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.” He added,...
  • Spanish Police Arrests an Al Qaeda Suspect

    03/31/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via FOX NEWS.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "MADRID – Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of Al Qaeda who was key to the terror group's Internet propaganda and recruiting operations, officials said. The suspect arrested in the eastern city of Valencia "administered one of the world's most important jihadist forums", dedicated to recruiting and indoctrinating Islamic terrorists, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said. The name of that forum and the suspect's name were not given, only his initials, M.H.A. He is Jordanian-born with Saudi citizenship." SNIPPET: "The suspect worked at home "8 to 15 hours a day" for al-Qaida and for two offshoots, Al...
  • McLean woman committed in Red Line bomb threat [DC Metro train]

    06/13/2011 1:06:43 PM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies
    Wapo ^ | 06/13/11 | Dr. Gridlock
    A woman who allegedly made a bomb threat aboard a Red Line train Monday morning has been transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation, a Metro official said. Metro and emergency officials said there was no evidence that there was an explosive device, but the threat shut down rail service at Rockville Station. The station reopened about 9:45 a.m., according to reports from Metro. Trains were temporarily stopped between Shady Grove and Grosvenor. Shuttle bus service was established to transport passengers. Dan Stessel, a Metro spokesman, said a passenger made “a claim of a bomb threat” around...
  • Top Arabic Jihadi forums, 05 June 2011

    06/04/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 49 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 4, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Note: PWP stands for PassWord-Protected, meaning that a login is required to view - let alone participate in - discussions. Since some in the audience don't understand the significance of this, allow me to spell it out: if only members can read the forum, then anyone observed reading the forum is a member. They have zero deniability (they couldn't have accidentally "wandered into" the site), and they had to make the effort to join (an expression of intent). While the goal here is to present a range of sites, the fact is that the jihadis themselves have largely coalesced...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • CTA service restored after bomb threat

    09/19/2009 3:05:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 671+ views
    CHICAGO BREAKING NEWS.com ^ | Sptember 19, 2009 1:08 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: At about 12:20 a.m., a train was delayed at the Harrison stop at 608 S. State Street after an unidentified man got on the CTA intercom at the station and said he had left a bomb on the train, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro." SNIPPET: "All trains, northbound and southbound on the Red Line tracks were stopped while police investigated, Alfaro said. Police swept the train and found no device, Alfaro said. As of 2:10 a.m., all services had been restored, Alfaro said."
  • Chicago Man Arrested for Interfering with Operation of CTA Trains and Busses

    08/04/2009 3:26:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 677+ views
    Chicago.FBI.gov ^ | August 3, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text Snippet is a quote: Chicago Man Arrested for Interfering with Operation of CTA Trains and Busses Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was joined today by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in announcing the arrest of a Chicago man for making unauthorized radio transmissions over frequencies utilized by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). MARCEL CARTER, age 20, who resides at 235 West 37th Place in Chicago, was arrested late Friday evening, without incident, by Officers of the Chicago Police Department...
  • Report: Metro crash failure may be widespread

    07/22/2009 1:44:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 1,212+ views
    WTOP.com ^ | July 21, 2009 - 7:52pm | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON - A terrifying report has surfaced regarding last month's deadly crash on Metro's Red Line. It says the train control system -- designed to prevent Metro crashes -- is malfunctioning across the railroad. This means the technological failure at the heart of last month's crash may be widespread."
  • Will Israel Attack Iran? (Dennis Prager: Bottom Line, If Under Threat Of A Second Holocaust, Yes!)

    07/21/2008 9:29:55 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 167+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/22/2008 | Dennis Prager
    It is difficult to imagine Israel attacking Iran. It is, however, more difficult to imagine Israel not attacking Iran. Consider three questions: First, does Iran mean what it says about destroying Israel? When its leaders repeatedly call for Israel's annihilation, after referring to it as a cancer and using other rhetoric not heard on a national level since the Nazi regime's depiction of Jews, is this just rhetorical flourish? Or do they really hope and plan to destroy Israel? Second, can Iran do it? One can hope and even plan to do something outrageous, but that does not necessarily mean...
  • Authorities: Semi rams Chicago train station, killing 2

    04/25/2008 4:51:40 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 18 replies · 358+ views
    AP ^ | 4-25-08 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — A fire department spokesman two people are dead and more than a dozen others injured after a tractor trailer crashed into a Chicago Transit Authority station during rush hour. Spokesman Larry Langford says the two women killed Friday apparently were walking near the Cermak-Chinatown Red Line elevated train station on the city's South Side when the collision occurred. Langford says seven people were critically injured and about a dozen others could be injured. Witnesses say the truck didn't appear to slow down before it plowed into the station. Chicago police say the accident happened about 5:20 p.m.
  • Truck Rams Into Chicago Train Station, Killing 2 (11 in critical condtn, includg 4 children)

    04/25/2008 11:25:13 PM PDT · by bd476 · 6 replies · 242+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2008 | By SUSAN SAULNY
    A tractor-trailer careened into a busy local train station here during the evening rush hour on Friday, killing two people and injuring nearly two dozen others just south of downtown in Chinatown. Witnesses described hearing a deafening screech then the tremendous roar of the truck slamming into the street-level waiting area of the elevated train station, a bustling stop on the Red Line which runs a north-south route through the downtown Loop. The truck crashed through the glass front of the station, Cermak-Chinatown, and caused the escalators to collapse. Eleven people, four of them children, were in critical condition...
  • Accept Israel As The Jewish State? (Daniel Pipes: Jewish Nationalism Is The Real Issue Alert)

    11/27/2007 9:01:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 294+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11/27/2007 | Daniel Pipes
    Surprisingly, something useful has emerged from the combination of the misconceived Annapolis meeting and a weak Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud ("Peace is achieved through concessions") Olmert. Breaking with his predecessors, Olmert has boldly demanded that his Palestinian bargaining partners accept Israel's permanent existence as a Jewish state, thereby evoking a revealing response. Unless the Palestinians recognize Israel as "a Jewish state," Olmert announced on November 11, the Annapolis-related talks would not proceed. "I do not intend to compromise in any way over the issue of the Jewish state. This will be a condition for our recognition of a Palestinian state."...
  • Update: Los Angeles Mayor and Chief of Police Raise Security Level to Orange

    07/07/2005 5:43:58 AM PDT · by bd476 · 73 replies · 1,396+ views
    KESQ/ KABC ^ | July 7, 2005
    LOS ANGELES Los Angeles police have set up a special command center following a series of deadly explosions in London today. Police dispatcher Anthony Rivers says officials are meeting to discuss whether to step up security locally. He says he doesn't know whether officials will upgrade the city's security alert level at this point.
  • U.S. Is Warning North Koreans on Nuclear Test(a red line officially drawn)

    05/16/2005 9:55:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 69 replies · 1,722+ views
    NYT ^ | 05/16/05 | DAVID E. SANGER
    May 16, 2005 U.S. Is Warning North Koreans on Nuclear Test By DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON, May 15 - The Bush administration on Sunday warned North Korea for the first time that if it conducted a nuclear test, the United States and several Pacific powers would take punitive action, but officials stopped short of saying what kind of sanctions would result. "Action would have to be taken," Stephen J. Hadley, President Bush's national security adviser, said on the CNN program "Late Edition." Asked earlier on "Fox News Sunday" about recent reports that intelligence agencies have warned that North Korea could...
  • N. Korea: N.K. Nuke Test No Red Line, Former U.S. Negotiator Says (moving the goal post)

    04/28/2005 9:46:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 463+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/28/05
    N.K. Nuke Test No Red Line, Former U.S. Negotiator Says A former U.S. nuclear negotiator said Wednesday a nuclear test by North Korea would not constitute a red line providing grounds for American military action. Georgetown University Dean Robert Gallucci, as assistant secretary of state during the 1994 standoff with North Korea, led negotiations for the ill-fated Geneva Accords. In a lecture at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C., Gallucci said a North Korean nuclear test would have negative effects on South Korea and Japan, leading to further isolation for the North, and increase support for U.S. hard-line policies....
  • Report: Two hours for troops to land (Chinese Invasion of Taiwan)

    08/31/2004 7:03:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies · 1,823+ views
    Straits Times ^ | 09/01/04 | N/A
    Report: Two hours for troops to land TAIPEI - China can land its first troops on Taiwan a mere two hours after amassing them on its own coast, Taiwan's Defence Ministry says in its latest report on the mainland's military preparedness to overrun the island. The report also warns that if Taiwan trespasses one of the 'red lines', China could immediately declare war. The 'red lines' refer to the island officially declaring independence or separating itself from China in any manner, allowing foreign intervention in cross-strait matters, and persistent refusal to hold talks with China. Beijing's invasion could also be...
  • North Korea flirting with nuclear 'red line'

    05/27/2004 10:30:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 179+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/27/04 | Donald Kirk - CSM
    SEOUL, South Korea (CSM) - The reported export by North Korea of the uranium material needed to build warheads has escalated the stakes in the Korean nuclear crisis, threatening the six-party talks aimed at persuading North Korea to give up its program. That view emerges as experts investigate the alleged shipment by North Korea to Pakistan of uranium hexafluoride, the gaseous solution that feeds into the centrifugees that produces enriched uranium, far more powerful than the plutonium-based warheads North Korea now has. "It's a very serious issue and a clear violation of the 'red line,'" says Cheon Seong Whun, an...